When I first learned that we’ll be visiting Universal Studios, I got really excited. Pete knows how much of a sucker I and my brothers are for theme parks. It’s basically our favourite kind of park. So, I packed a really comfy outfit (because I […]
September is definitely one of my favourite months only because it is the start of the countdown to Christmas. And we all know Chrismas is one of the best holidays ever. I’m not even saying this because of Santa and his gifts. I’m talking about lights. Lots and lots of twinkling fairy lights and amazing holiday decors. I could just picture myself getting all cozy on the couch, sipping hot cocoa while dressed in my sweaters and watching a rerun of Home Alone. Sweet, right? But before all those holiday glitz and glam, I better keep tracks of the things I will and should be doing this month. So, here is my September To-do list (that I hope I follow religiously).
Save Up For The MIBF | M.I.B.F or Manila International Book Fair is the biggest book fair in the country. It is the fair that I anticipate every single year. All bookstores join in this magical fair to give bookworms (like me) their biggest discounts ever and more surprises. So, yes, there is something to be excited about. And I heard that the fair will be twice as big this year. And by twice I mean, they’ll be occupying two floors of a convention center.
The fair will begin in less than eleven days and will run for five days only. And I already feel like I don’t have enough money to buy an entire shelf. But kidding aside, I’m already listing the books that I really NEED to buy. Though if you guys have any suggestions, feel free to drop some recommendations.
Schedule Posts | I know that I should have done this months ago but life gets in the way. There was just so many events that happened that I did not prepare for. But right now, I got everything under control and really doing my best to write as many posts as possible. How to Say Goodbye To Chapped Lips is my successful “test” scheduled post and I was so proud of it. I felt how convenient it is to “post a blog” while at work and I will surely keep it that way from now on.
Publish Those Drafts | So far, I got 21 pending posts that I haven’t started or I’m having a hard time finishing. It’s really not easy to write. Writer’s block is the worst. I mean, I got the good stuff, it’s just that I can’t find the right time. But I’m positive that I’ll be able to publish all before the year ends.
Stay Positive | Ever since I got a new job, I’ve been really trying to keep and be as positive as possible. I just don’t want to be the person I hate that jumps from one job to another when things get a little routine-y. So, I’m really hoping I stay positive, not only about work but about everything.
Budget, Budget, Budget | I would really like to be back on track with my budgeting this month because last month I spent a lot. In my defense, I wasn’t entirely prepared with my new salary but I’m getting a hang of it.
Buy Only Timeless Pieces | I feel like I spent a great amount of money over the years on pieces I rarely use and can’t use anymore. I would really want to start investing only in clothes that I can wear in any season. I definitely would like to stock on some basics or buy less print and more plain, especially for work. I’ve been looking around some works outfit capsules on Pinterest and Youtube, and they appeal to me. It’s really a part of me trying to transition from extravagant to being minimalist.
Below are some of the pieces I’m leaning towards on.
So, what’s on your September To-do List?
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Since the weather is a lot crazier now that we have typhoons coming (more raining), my lips are definitely at their worst. I’ve noticed that my lips are twice as dry and flaky these past few weeks. That’s why I’ve been religiously trying out tips […]
There are no words how ecstatic I am about writing this. It’s been six months since I have decided to take blogging seriously and so far, things are going great. And part of the going great is getting the honour to be recognized and nominated […]
The weather has been a pain these couple of days. It actually feels like summer again with how hot it is and then some other days it rains. And I’ve really noticed that it’s not only causing my allergic rhinitis to act up again but also making my lips so dry and flaky. I just put more moisture on my lips during this kind of weather but unfortunately, it’s not working. Dry, flaky lips are one of the things that annoy me the most. Not only does it prevent me from using any lip products but it actually hurts. So, I’ve decided to raid the kitchen and whip me up a DIY sugar lip scrub with honey and cinnamon.
The best part of all of this DIY is that all the ingredients are natural and available in everyone’s household. So, follow this simple guide to create your own lip scrub.
What You Need:
1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Honey
1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (for added flavour)
A bottle or container
Just combine everything together to create a paste. There’s no need to feel pressured in following the measurements. You may adjust the amounts of ingredients as you like to get the perfect consistency you want. After everything is mixed together, just take a small spatula or use your finger and start scrubbing your lips lightly. I recommend to dab a little vaseline on your lips after for added moisture.
This scrub will definitely help exfoliate all the dead skin off your lips. The coconut oil will give your skin added moisture as well as the honey and cinnamon. The honey will not only make your lips plumper but will lock in vitamins too that will help heal wounds. Vanilla extract is optional. It’s not common in some scrub ingredients but you can put a few drops if you want some added flavour (and amazing smell).
I have definitely enjoyed sharing this with you guys and will probably do more DIYs soon. Comment down below some amazing DIYs you want me to try next. I would love to read them.