Posted in Blogger Award, Inspirational

Monday Musings: Liebster on a double

Happy Monday!
How did your weekends went? I decided to incorporate my Liebster Award into my Monday Musings because this is a celebration of friendship. Being acknowledged by your job means that you are doing it right. You have been an inspiration. What a better way to repay is to give back the kindness and spreading the love.
My week has been pretty busy so I wasn’t able to post my foodie weekend. Not to mention that until now my internet connection is a total mess. My apologies to my blogging family that I can’t catch up. I’m trying my very best to visit and leave my well wishes as much as my cellphone could accommodate. With this, I owe deniselyra so much to keep this standing for so long.
Before I proceed, I would like to thank first this two wonderful Filipinas for acknowledging my effort and nominating me for this award.
Deniselyra who shares her love for Korean products, lives her life by sharing her wonderful travels and journey and a passion for books. Don’t miss the opportunity of getting to know her.
Cheonsadiana for sharing her knowledge in skincare and giving out best advice based on a personal experience. If you have problems on combating oiliness which is very common to us Filipinas, try reaching out in her blogs. It might do wonders for you.
First, the rules:
* Thank the blogger who nominated you with a link back to his/her blog.
* Answer the questions asked by the nominator.
* Nominate 5-10 bloggers
* Create 10 questions for the nominees to answer.

Here are deniselyra’s questions.
1. What is the number 1 beauty product on your wishlist?
That would have be a Tom Ford red lippy.
2. What is your favorite beauty/makeup hack?
My eyelashes are very thin and short. To make it fuller, I sweep mascara towards my nose instead of applying it upwards. This technique would also make your eyes look bigger.
3. Favorite place in the world?
I feel so much connected with Italy. Maybe I lived there prior my present life.
4. Unlimited access to skincare products or makeup products?
Unlimited access to skincare because I’m a sucker for youthful looking skin.
5. Would you rather type/text or write by hand?
I prefer writing by hand because I feel the words sticks more in my brain as I do the strokes.
6. What’s the first makeup item you ever brought?
If my memory serves me right, it’s a red burgundy lipstick from Maybelline.
7. Are you a homebody or do you love going out?
I’m a homebody person.
8. Do you play any sport?
The first and last that I involved myself deeply into sports is when I became a member of our Rowing team in college.
9. Beach or Mountain?
I’m a beach baby.
10. Any exciting plans for your blog we should be watching out for?
I’ve slowly incorporated things that I love in my blog. Not just solely focus on budget friendly makeups and skincare. I also would love to include food and places to eat though I have started my foodie weekend a few weeks ago. As I said, I want it to be multifunctional.

Thank you again denise for that wonderful set of questions.
Now on we go with cheonsadiana’s .
1. What is your favorite thing to do when you have free time?
Aside from reading blogs on my reader, I always bake.
2. What’s the fear you’ve recently overcome?
I have deep fears. Not just a plain thing or place but something about the future or perspective. Slowly I battled a few, can’t say that I completely won but I believe, I will!
3. What’s your all time favorite dessert?
I scream for ICE CREAM!!
4. Any skincare tip?
I use to gently rub ice cube on my face before I wash it. I feel that it makes my skin finer.
5. Any makeup tip?
Same with my answer on denise’s number 2 question.
6. Do you watch Youtube videos? Who is your favorite Youtuber?
I had a post about my favorite Youtuber, you can find it here

7. Facebook or Instagram and why?

Instagram. As Cat said, they all look like a catalogue to me.

8. Any advice to bloggers?

Write with your heart. Your love for  what you are doing will lead the way.

9. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

People who gives me the attitude.

10. Which culture would you like to experience?

Korean and Japanese.

11. What’s your favorite quote?

See it here

Thank you Cheonsadiary for the fun questions.

I decided to skip the nominations since most that I know have already done this a couple of times but then again let us not forget the main rule here, spread the love and kindness to these beautiful Ladies! Don’t forget to check them out!

Enjoy the rest of the week!

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Posted in Latest Korean Skin Care, Peeling Gel, Skin Care, skin care routine

The Peeling Gel Invasion

  This is part 1 of my 2 parts post.

The cult following 10 Steps Korean Skin Care Regime has brought about three unrecognized routine that we now (for the most) incorporate in our own. These are: essence, facial masks and exfoliation. Essence often mistaken as toners is the heart of Korea’s skin care routine. Facial Mask not really that new to some but because of developing science comes different varities that targets different skin concerns. Most of this, again, is manufactured in either Korea or Japan wherein the use of organics is the main component. Then comes exfoliation. First that came to mind when I read exfoliate is St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I know most of you know this household brand in terms of exfoliation and Yes! alongside with this is the word scrubbing. As in intense scrubbing, right? That is our mindset of the term exfoliate, scrubbing off dead layers of skin to achieve a softer, more supple looking one. But just like technology, skin care also had evolved and progressed into many innovations. Our then exfoliators which mainly consists of fine grains or micro beads in aid of taking off that dead skin with ease has now elevated into the form of gels. Peeling gel there is. A little trivia on this, I know that most of the peeling gels available in the market right now are brand names from Korea but did you know that the world’s best peeling gel is actually from Japan. Cure Natural Aqua Peeling Gel apparently a bottle is being sold for every second in Japan. That effective huh?! It is said that large percentage of this brand is consists of mainly water making it more gentle than any other peeling gel available. On with peeling gels, this might scared you off because of the word peel. I know, how can this be a major evolution when intense scrubbing is changed with peeling? Don’t fret ladies, for this is now called the fancy new generation of exfoliators. It is made special because now, chemicals (which we often thought of as the way peeling is made) are now replaced by a more gentle, more skin friendly solutions in the form of liquid and gel. Only gentle rubbing is required to achieve a soft and bright complexion. And who wouldn’t want that? I myself decided to join in the boat not because of the fad but because I feel that my skin is in need of the extra care brought about by the different layers of products used. Exfoliating also helps in making your products more effective because they are now more absorbed.

Have any of you tried using peeling gel or included such in your skin care routine? How was it? Let me know your experience.