Sunday, May 5, 2013

I am not one who keeps with a beauty routine in the long-haul. In fact, I own countless beauty products I use only during the first few days I have had them and forget about them after some time. Lately however, I find myself hooked with something I never thought I’d like. So tada! I’d like to introduce the Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil.  Initially, I did not like the idea of slathering oil all over my body as I can imagine how it can make this oh-so humid weather all the more unbearable.  When I first applied this however, I loved how it left my damp skin feel softer and the scent was wow! It smelled so delectable. It smells of freshly baked cookies without being so cloyingly sweet. I swear it's a stress reliever for me. I apply this only in the evenings immediately after my nightly baths because I got scared of using this during the day. I don’t know if it had been scientifically proven but apparently, use of body oil is not the best thing for those who have invested so much on skin whitening. For the record, I have not invested much on it but I just don’t want to risk it as the tanned look does not really suit me.
The Vaseline Cocoa Butter Body Oil, according to its makers, contains brazilian nut oil and almond oil which locks in moisture after daily showers and makes the skin naturally radiant-looking. I cannot vouch for the latter but I do feel that my skin is a lot softer to touch now. This body oil has a thick consistency so try not to dispense much from the bottle for every use. A little goes a long way for this product. I have been using this daily for almost two weeks now and I have truly seen how effective it is in diminishing skin dryness especially in my lower extremities.  

The Vaseline Body Oil is a cheaper alternative to the much-raved about Neutrogena Body Oil.  Perhaps, when I have developed greater appreciation for body oils I’d be encouraged to try to thrice more expensive Neutrogena but for now, I am loving  this. I don’t know until when I’d be using this given my tendency to stray from any beauty regimen consistency but for now, this baby really gives me little doses of happiness every night. 


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Item was purchased by blogger. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

An Older but Hopefully Better Me c:

I have been mentally reviving this blog for the longest time but unfortunately, I haven't done much to make that a reality. It's been more than a year since and boy, it truly feels good to be able to blog again. Since my last post, a lot had happened but I, more or less, still like the same things. I've mellowed down a bit where makeup is concerned and I am no longer as impulsive as I used to be. Career-wise, I'm still stuck (sounds negative?!) in the same job for about five years now but I'm happy because I'm feeling the love in the workplace and my almost five years-in-the-making MBA degree is a bit closer in sight now. I'm still as in love as ever with the love of my life and my family still remains to be my inspiration to become better at everything I do. 

I wanted so much for 2012 to end fast because that was hell of a stressful year. This year will be a major turning point in my life because I have resolved to finally make BIG decisions this 2013, choices that will determine how the rest of my life will go. All those questions which I have long procrastinated in answering should have answers by this year. 

And so, I'd end this post with a cheerful note and optimism that things will go exactly as I wanted it to be.