Thursday, December 22, 2011

What Do You REALLY Love About Your Body?

Popular bloggers Ms. Nikki, Ms. Sophie, and Ms. Wendy among others have posted a video and their own thoughts about what they loved about their friends' and their own bodies. I admire these girls, as they are truly beautiful. However, I was quite surprised to read about their own responses to the question.

Honestly speaking, Ms. Sophie's post here was the one I was very touched with. She wrote about her sister, who had a skin condition when they were young. I really teared up while I was reading it. Why? Well, simply because I had a similar condition.

This video was a campaign by Dove. Watch and get ready to reflect on one question that will follow...



So... What do you love about your body?

The video really made me reflect on what I love about myself. I always envy girls gifted with clear, white skin, nice set of twins and pretty face - and the feeling still occur at times. I am insecure. I feel jealous of other people's beauty and I barely see it in myself.

Just like Ms. Sophie's sister, when I was a kid, I had a skin condition that caused me to have wounds all the time. Since I had that condition at an early age, I rarely get the chance to wear shorts and skirts when I was young. I have always felt ashamed of showing off my legs because if my cousins make fun of me, what more if other people get to see my nasty scars? So, I always wear pants ALL THE TIME.

In short, I was so insecure because unlike my sisters and cousins, I can not be as normal as them. I cannot be as fashionable as them. I used to feel really scared to wear P.E shorts even when I reached High School and College. Let's say that I had some self-esteem problems, too. Up to this moment, insecurity still hits me.

Me in 3rd Year High School

I also feel for people who gets bullied because of their physical abnormalities - in fact, we shouldn't call them abnormalities. I just can't think of a proper term in describing it. =S

So I always tend to appreciate beauty in others - just because I can't see it in myself. Okay. I sometimes overdo it... hehehe...

I have only learned to appreciate my own beauty lately, when I got some compliments from other people... and when I won Ms. Photogenic and 2nd Runner Up in a school pageant. *teehee - kahiya (embarassing), huh? hihihi...* =D

The first time I appreciated my OWN beauty...

Simple gestures of praise boosts my confidence and gives me the courage to flaunt what I have.

Until now.

So, whenever I get good comments from other people, I remember and try my best to enhance or improve that part of me.

I have relearned a lot from this video. No one is perfect. We all have our own flaws. Love thyself, but not to the point that all you see is yourself. Learn to accept thy flaws. Embrace what you have and learn to cultivate it.

I may not have the perfect physique, but I am thankful for the knowledge, the talent and the heart that God has given me. =)

Ahhh... it feels good to say the things above. ^__^

Ladies and Gentlemen, don't let other people let you down.

Smile and be proud! God has a purpose for everything!


P.S:
Thanks to Ms. Sophie for sharing her sister's story. It was very inspiring. =)

To my hubby, thank you for accepting me for the way that I am; despite my flaws and insecurities, you always make me feel beautiful and sexy in your own way. I love you so much! ^__^


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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy 70th Monthsary, Yubu! ^__^


Happy 70th Monthsary to the love of my life!

More months and years to come for us!!! ^__^

I love you so much!

One of our old pictures - When we were still a bit thinner... Hahaha! XD

See you later, hubby! Mwuah! ^__^

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Thanksgiving 2011 FOTD

Some people are wondering why we are still celebrating Thanksgiving when majority of the population are preparing for the Christmas holidays.

You see, we don't celebrate Christmas in our religion. =D

I love Christmas and it makes me sad to think about that part. But hey! Christmas is for every one, right? I've grown a big part of my life and celebrated Christmas. It's only the past 3 years that I don't get to celebrate Christmas.

Moving on, last Sunday, December 18th, was our Church's Thanksgiving.

I really planned to go to church glammed up. So, the night before the occasion, I curled my hair using the Japanese curling foam and slept in it. My husband has to be at church in as early as 4:30am. I took a bath as soon as he left home and prepped myself  right away, hoping to catch the 6am service. Unfortunately, when I got downstairs, my sister-in-law is still sleeping and told me that mom has left already. I actually wasn't sure about the time of the service so, I decided to go for the 10am service. Haha!


I wore a brown tube dress and a brown cardigan-ish blazer (similar to those you see in Korean shows). I paired it with my silver shoes.

I decided to go (again) for my HyunA-inspired makeup, but this time, a little more intense. How I missed wearing black eyeliner on my waterline! I think it had been years since I last did it. Haha! =D

And look how it turned out!

Pa-sweet? >__<


While killing time, I took lots of selcas (Konglish term meaning "self camera").

I love it! ^__^

After the church service, my sister-in-law asked us to accompany her and Izza (my baby sis-in-law) to her workplace for the Kid's Christmas Party. Guess what? My make-up lasted all day! ^__^

Here are the products that I used:


FACE:
Purederm Magic BB Cream
Fanny Serrano Concealer in Cashew
Revlon Age Defying Spa Foundation in 003 Light
Mac Strobe Cream
Nichido Final Powder in So Natural
e.l.f Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder

EYES:
e.l.f Eye Primer and Liner Sealer
Nichido Pearl Eye Shadow Palette (used the white and shimmery pink shade)
Fanny Serrano Four Colour Eyeshadow in Earth (used the brown shade for the brows)
Lancome Radiant Smoothing Eye Shadow Quad - Divine Hold in F40 (used the gold and bronze shades)
Lancome Magic Voyage Palette (used the taupe and black shades)
Nichido Girls' Night Out in 01 Blackest Black
Wet n' Wild Waterproof Mega Plump Mascara in Black

LIPS:
Milani Lipstick in Moon Over Paradise
Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Brownie
Fanny Serrano True Light Liquid Lipstick in Light Petal

If you'll notice, I have replaced some of the products as compared to my previous FOTD post here. Hey, it's a special event! I might as well use the best products that I have in my stash. ^__^

Leave me some comments, okay? ^__^

See you soon!

More updates to come!

PS:
I realized, I got looooots of old FOTDs from the past lurking in my hard drive... what should I do with them? Leave a comment!


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FOTD 072111: Best Thing I Never Had

I rummaged through my blog and saw this simple looking but clean FOTD draft...

This was inspired by Beyonce's Best Thing I Never Had MV.

You know, at that time, I was a little crazed over wedding make-up. I was actually supposed to put on my own make-up on my wedding day only if it wasn't for our wedding coordinator that included a make-up artist in our package. ^__^

Glowy and Clean is the look! ^__^

You can still see some of the acne marks that I had at that time. =(

The coverage was so sheer because I only used BB Cream as my make-up base/foundation. I was going for that dewy, glowy finish.

Uyyy... Parang wala lang! Haha! - Screensaver mode? XD

I don't remember much about the products that I used for this look but as far as I can remember, I used my Purederm Magic BB Cream, Mac Strobe Cream and my Fanny Serrano Concealer in Cashew for the Face.

I looked like a real angel when I sported this look. Actually, one of the reasons why I also tried this look on was it was our monthsary. ^__^

What do you think? I hope you liked it! 

^__^

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Trouble Maker!

No, I'm not mad. Haha! My title is the inspiration of my FOTD for today. Teehee!

It's inspired by HyunA and JS's new MV, Trouble Maker.



My inspiration

My own version
Sorry,  the colors had been washed off...  But I swear, the colors were awesome! ^__^


I even got a compliment from my student! ^__^
Student: "Teacher is pretty today. (followed by three flowers)"




*EEEE... kahiya (embarassing)! My poses look so provocative! XD*


These were the products that I used to get this look...

FACE:
Purederm Magic BB Cream
Fanny Serrano Concealer in Cashew (used as both concealer and foundation)
Nichido Final Powder in So Natural
Fashion 21 Duo Blush-On (pink blush and brown bronzer)

EYES:
e.l.f Eye Primer and Liner Sealer
Nichido Pearl Eye Shadow Palette (used the white and shimmery pink shade)
Fanny Serrano Four Colour Eyeshadow in Earth (used the bronze and shimmery cream shade)
Lancome Radiant Smoothing Eye Shadow Quad - Divine Hold in F40 (used the gold and bronze shades)
Lancome Magic Voyage Palette (used the taupe and black shades)
Nichido Girls' Night Out in 01 Blackest Black
Wet n' Wild Waterproof Mega Plump Mascara in Black

LIPS:
Milani Lipstick in Moon Over Paradise
Fanny Serrano Moisturific Lipstick in Frost Rose
Fanny Serrano True Light Liquid Lipstick in Light Petal



Yes, I did use a lot of eye shadow palettes for this look, but it turned out pretty subtle! I swear! ^__^

I hope you like the look! ^__^


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Monday, December 12, 2011

Ulzzang Sister-in-Law FOTD 111811

FOTD 111811 (Click to enlarge)

This was what I wore to my little sister-in-law's 1st birthday party...

My husband's relatives complimented me on this look, they told me I looked like a Korean... haha! =D

A lot of guests gave nice compliments on my makeup and talent on putting on makeup. Funny, it took me almost an hour getting myself done and they saw me for only a about half an hour! >__<




Ahhh... I missed making FOTD posts!

More of my Ulzzang-inspired FOTD...

Taken with my webcam...

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