The BB cream tube I was talking about in my prior post arrived here this morning. It was very carefully packed in a bubble sheet, which I really like:
And so after trying out the four BB creams samples I got from eBay, I was able to tell which best suited my needs. And the winner is…
So why did I choose Missha out of the four?
Just a few moments ago, I was in the middle of reading a book I bought on sale the other day when Mama blurted out “Ikaw ga are?” while pointing to the TV. Startled as you could expect, I glanced at the TV to see what she’s talking about. It was tuned to NBN and the woman on the screen was discussing, of all things, anorexia nervosa. Yes, that anorexia nervosa, the eating disorder. Still don’t know what I’m talking about? Let Wikipedia enlighten you:
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by refusal to maintain a healthy body weight, and an obsessive fear of gaining weight due to a distorted self image which may be maintained by various cognitive biases that alter how the affected individual evaluates and thinks about their body, food and eating. AN is a serious mental illness with a high incidence of comorbidity and also the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder.
A brief overview of BB creams. The “BB” in BB creams stands for Blemish Balm. Supposedly they came or were developed in Germany as after-laser surgery treatment for some celebrities. However, it is the Korean celebrities who made BB creams popular what with their enviably flawless complexions. BB creams are considered more as makeup than skin care products, but unlike traditional makeup they contain certain ingredients for any or all of the following functions: whitening, anti-aging, SPF protection, anti-acne or anti-blemish, skin tone correction, and can act as makeup primer or foundation. I have no interest in it as makeup per se, but the other functions sound pretty good especially for just one product.
So. After reading quite a bit about BB creams on GT forum, I got carried away by the hype (yet again) and decided to try it out for myself. I got four samplers from eBay: Skin79 VIP Gold, Skin79 Hot Pink, Missha M Perfect Cover in shade no. 23 and SkinFood Mushroom Multi-Care in shade no. 2.
My Daily Commitment:
I commit to put away P10 or more each day everyday. It is a small change, but I know it would have a big impact someday.
I commit to change my spendthrift ways. Differentiating wants from needs is a big step. I will spend now, if I need it. Those I want, will be for later if or when I’ve saved up some for them. So help me God.
I miss shooting. My work schedule has been pretty tight these last few months and so I have not had any time to organize even a simple photo shoot. The last time I was able to enjoy using my camera was during our company outing, and I was mostly just capturing the beautiful scenery and fun moments with friends. It still gives a different kind of rush photographing a model: looking for good angles, right lighting and striking poses, tweaking the camera settings to get the effect just right, and finally capturing that elusive moment of beauty that makes all the effort well worth it.
I was lucky that despite my limited experience in photographing (amateur but very pretty) models, I produced some pretty decent images. I was able to qualify (yes, there was a screening) for membership at Model Mayhem. However, I have not had the pleasure of working with anyone (except for Robert who is one of my friends) from the site yet because of time constraints. Someday, I hope.
So. Who wants to be my model? Anyone up for a shoot? Email me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. ^_^
Have a great day everyone! ♥
I do not dress up even when I go out, so it should come as no surprise that this is how I dress up (or down, if you must) when I’m at home. Just a baggy (but clean) t-shirt and comfy shorts. And rubber flip-flops of course. The name of the game is comfort, plain and simple.
Nothing beats the comfort of all PE t-shirts. Old, as in elementary-and-high-school-days old. You know, those that are already worn smooth and already yellowish from all the years of use and abuse but still managed to survive intact. It may sound gross and all, but for me it’s not. The older the (baggy) t-shirt, the better.
Same applies to friends, in most cases.
Still together after 25 years. That’s something. Happy anniversary Mama and Papa! ^_^
Rockstar mom. Hopeless bookworm. Pizza fiend. Chocolate addict. Nocturnal forever. Caffeine powered. Leftie artist wannabe.