Bless My Bag Posts
There are a couple of new makeup things I’ve been testing out and liking quite a bit. At the moment, I’m still developing a look to maybe present next for a video tutorial, today’s look is on its way there but I might amplify it a bit next time for video. This post will focus on one of these bits in particular, an item I already blogged about in 2011.
WHAT I HAVE ON, CLOCKWISE: NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator (Gleam), Laura Mercier Infusion de Rose Lip Balm, Fanny Serrano (original, no longer available) lash curler, NYX BB Cream, Catrice Sun Matte Bronzing Powder, L’Oreal False Lash Butterfly Waterproof Mascara, FS Features & Shades eyeshadow in “Frosted Chic”, Maybelline Fashion Brow mascara in Deep Brown, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in “Abu Dhabi” (reported dupe for Kylie Dolce) Php390, Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in “Sand Dune”, FS Features & Shades Kohl Eye Pencil in “Caramel”(Shade like MAC Brunette brow pencil, used for eyes and brows), FS Features & Shades Powder Foundation in “Mocha” (new packaging), Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush only to set FS powder under eyes (instructional video for brush and powder foundation here, pressing motion)
Without my even having to mention, you’ll spot that there’s a definite desert rose shade theme running through this selection. Please note that when I say Desert Rose theme I don’t mean the actual desert rose flower (which is actually a bright fuschia) but more of like my more naked, blushed, fictional take on a desert rose. I also particularly mention the preferred matte liquid lipstick formula I’ve loved for 5 years. Read on to see the look I put on today, it’s still wearable and natural, but I’ve switched up products a bit.
Holy Week or Spring Break as it’s called abroad is a time of renewal and rest, but always hopefully a time of reflection. Lots of people won’t really relate to what the Bible says about Holy Week, because they haven’t encountered Jesus in the way that matters or to tell you the truth sometimes frankly the words on the pages of Scripture don’t make sense or can point out our more obvious sins, but it’s not all about telling us about right and wrong, the Bible was written to remind us that we are loved. Those of us who feel negatively about the Bible (more specifically broken people who spout the Bible) tend to shy away from festivities or activities of reflection in connection with Jesus due to the fact that a lot of humans representing Jesus have let us down or we think we’ve let Him down in our own way. The truth is we can’t shock God with blow by blow accounts of how we’ve let Him down. What He is waiting for is whether we’ll take his hand and allow Him to lift us up again. Today, in a bit I am sharing two videos with you to soothe your soul and encourage you. Below is the short trailer of the longer video.
I believe it isn’t ideal to shy away from God’s Word even when we don’t understand it, because His Word will always come through for you, even if you don’t understand at first. The garden, the flood, the parting of the red sea, and the baby in a manger are historical accounts of God’s power and love coming through for the human race, and He hasn’t stopped. Think of His words in the Bible as a foreign language, the truths are another language from another dimension. You’ll only get the hang of the language if you try to talk to Him first in your own. There was once a rapper/comedian who turned over a new leaf that said in a video somewhere that for him it doesn’t make sense when confessing or ranting to God and trying to avoid being profane or rude in his desperation at times because He actually knows the words in his head before they come out. Think of God as the friend who’s watching you punch walls or rip up paper while trying to tell Him how awful it all us and how fed up you are. Read on to get to the two videos I chose for men and women that I believe will help reset your heart and bring peace this week.
Hi, at long last I got a video up! The camera work on my Morning Skincare Routine video is a bit shaky sorry about that but Mom really did her best, she helped me that morning get it done, God bless her. Drink Bonamine nalang before watching, lol.
1. Safeguard Derma Sense Cleanser for Sensitive Skin (fragrance-free)
2. NIVEA Soft Moisturizer (bought in Japan)
3. This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up Moisturizer
4. VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Face Cover Sunscreen SPF45
5. NYX BB Beauty Balm in shade “Natural” (oil-free)
Of course you understand that on some days I don’t get to use all of the ones mentioned here. Sometimes, I leave out one or two of these in the rush, but right now these are all the products I’ve been reaching for before I’m out the door in the morning. Click continue to get to the video.
It’s Monday and just when I thought I’d be staying home to finally get some beauty posts and video editing in I suddenly remembered I have to leave for another important lunch commitment. I slept in this morning and before I knew it had absolutely next to no time to have breakfast. Rather than leave you with no post to read I threw this one together quickly and thought it might start you of on some shakes or smoothies if you’ve never had the guts to try them. Don’t be overwhelmed by too many ingredients when you’re starting. Toss it in the blender but not for too long or it will turn into juice, perhaps about 1 minute in check in with a spoon to see if it’s thick enough for you, if it isn’t blend a bit more.
Ingredients were about 3/4 cup of yoghurt, about 10 small ice cubes and one medium banana (Dole ones would be considered large). This one works for me and the yoghurt I used was already sweetened so I didn’t have to add sugar. Ice, banana, creamy real dairy yoghurt by Holly’s, voila. Alternatively if you have no access to Holly’s Dairy products (same family that sells Carmen’s Best Ice Cream) you can use Pascuals plain Creamy Yoghurt which is available in groceries, I like the sweetened creamy taste of that one too. Try to avoid using sugar if you’re keeping it healthy you could go with honey to add more sweetness if the sweetness of the yoghurt isn’t enough for you. Switch up the banana with any favorite fruit and even toss in a scoop of protein powder (available at health stores like GNC) for a variety of basic breakfast recovery smoothies that are fresh, quick, and good for you. That’s it, got to go and fly out the door, now. Made myself a bit late with this one, haha.