Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Try : Colbie Caillat

The video was first posted to you tube on July 8 and it struck a chord with viewers. It has been viewed  21, 21,269.942 billion and had generated lots of passionate debate.

The song has a powerful message about appearance, acceptance and society expectations of beauty.

I love Colbie Cailat music since her first debut album Coco released in 2007. What I love about her is that she wrote and sings about simple, everyday things in an unassuming manner.  Every song has a soulful swing and sunny tunes which is hard to compare to other artist.

In her new single Try, from the album Gypsy Heart,  She stance against so-called perfection, encouraging women of all ages to embrace what they already have as they strip off the layers of make-up for the camera.

The clip features woman in diverse ages, races and boy type are shown singing along to such poignant lyrics as “When you’re all alone by yourself, do you like you?

One woman also removes a wig to reveal a bald head, and Caillat herself removes hair extensions and fake eyelashes.

The song finishes: "Take your make-up off/Let your hair down/Take a breath/Look into the mirror, at yourself/Don't you like you?/Cause I like you."

The song is a self-empowerment, urging every one of us to look deeper than the surface when it comes to ourselves.

You don't have to try so hard, You don't have to give it all away, You just have to get up, get up, get up; You don't have to change a single thing!

This is such a perfect song for the real world today’s society. We are pressured to live up to other’s expectations.

Ladies and gents, you are amazing and beautiful and should take a moment to watch this video:)

No Photoshop in this world that will make you a better person and tones of make-up. You just have to accept who you are and that you're beautiful and unique in your own way :)

Life is good!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Rainy days get me down!

And just like that, summer dream is over. Hello rainy days and hello month of August.

For some reason, I feel better and enjoy my life more when it’s raining just enough to make me cover up with my favorite white crisp blanket. I can relax at night nor day time. I can grab more sleep with what my body need.

With the rainy season, part of me loves it. It’s all about cocooning but I also get nervous during heavy rains falls and strong winds.

I’m worried with the flooding, brownout and most especially my family back home. My home town is always hit by the storm. 

For now, I'm happily embracing the rainy season it brings with some of my favorite things to do:)

Body Oil

I switch body moisturizer creams to body oil. I love using Neutrogena body oil. It’s so sheer that it vanishes into shower damp skin leaving it soft and silky. It glides easily to the skin. The formula is so light and sheer.

Face moisturizer

I been loyal to this brand. From my crazy college days, until now I’m still using it. Especially now that I’m not getting younger and yes my numbers are counting, a situation I’m afraid off. I have to religiously use moisturizer before I hit the sack. I guess everyone knows how it works and the magic it can do.

Face Mask

I do this once a week during my rest day.  What I love about this product is that it offers a wide range of skin care benefits in one easy application. It clarifies, moisturize, cleanse or lighten the skin.

It comes in different variety depending on your skin type and skin issues.  You can check Watson’s it’s always on sale and often its buy one take one.Good deal:)

Hair Mask

After my one week Palawan escapade which I haven’t share all the stories here in my blog. Sorry:) the memories were awesome. It was a great breather from the hassle and bustle of city life but the prize I paid: dry hair!

My hair has been a big issue or should I say an existing problem since birth. Other people with curly hair struggle with too much volume and I’m having the opposite problem. Fine curly hair is one of the most challenging hair types to manage. Caring for this type of hair is so delicate to balance. Too much product or products that are too sticky or heavy can weight it down so most of the time I tie my hair.

So when it comes to my hair the only treatment I do is a hair mask. A do it to myself. I do this every once a month. If I’m not lazy. Hahaha.

A cup of Joe + blanket and a book.

Massive rains can take out electricity and internet connections and you will be left with only your books and magazines for entertainment. So time to rekindle with your dusty books.

I love cold, rainy weather.
 How about you what are you favorite things to do if it's rainy season?
life is good!

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