Sunday, July 16, 2017

Serenity Sunday: Let’s Celebrate Life! (16-July-2017)


I used to not pay any attention to my birthday. I even used to think that just thinking about my birthday is already a sign of immaturity. I don’t know how I adopted that ridiculous idea and where or who I got that from but for a long time, I have been avoiding any discussion revolving around my birthday. But this year is different. It was my birthday five days ago and I was very happy to celebrate it because I realized, why shouldn't I?” Birthdays, after all, are a reminder of God's miracle called LIFE. So let us all be happy about our birthdays and let us do our best to celebrate it every way we can! :)


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Serenity Sunday: The Little Things (09-July-2017)




When I woke up this morning, the first thing I thought of was, "whoah! i'm still alive." Don't be alarmed. I'm not sick, okay? I'm just amazed that I'm still breathing. You see, I'm a masterpiece of God. And so are you! The awesome fact that I still breathe is purely God's work. It's God's blessing that I still live up to this day to witness God's creations, God's miracles. And so it dawned on me that I don't need to receive anything more than what I am getting every single day from God to call myself blessed. The mere fact I'm alive is reason enough to be thankful.

As usual, my husband kissed me on the lips before he took a bath this morning. He was smiling when he got out of the shower and while he was prepping for work. He's happy and I'm happy. Due to the nature of his job, he has to go to work every other weekend and this is that weekend for him. He reached his office safely and I had a wonderful morning with my sister and her family. 

Truly it's the little things that make life wonderful and all these are because of God. He is the beginning and the end. I realized once again that just the thought of God's love is enough to fill me up and keep me going day by day. His grace and mercy are what keeping me alive and well up to this day. And now that my birthday is just two sleeps away, I have nothing but never-ending gratitude to my Father in heaven for sending Jesus Christ for my salvation and for making it possible for me to live this long.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you, Lord. Thank you for all the little things that make my life happy, interesting and wonderful. 


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

My Attempt on the 500-Peso Makeup Challenge Ft. Ever Bilena Cosmetics



This is one of those beauty challenges on YouTube that I have been contemplating on doing for the longest time. I totally love the idea of creating a makeup look using only the products that would fit this budget. That alone is already a challenge but what really challenged me more is the lack of options for me to choose from. I’m currently not in the Philippines and I only have a limited selection of local products in my makeup collection, so it’s literally a daunting task to pick products that would help me create a full-face of makeup without exceeding the allotted 500-peso budget. 

Good thing, I have a few items from Ever Bilena that are utterly a life-saver! And I only used a total of 4 products for the makeup look I came up with. If you wanna know how I created my 500-peso makeup look, just watch the video below!


PRODUCTS USED:
PHP 165.00 - Ever Bilena Matte Two-Way Cake (FAIR ORIENTAL)
PHP 185.00 - Ever Bilena Eyeshadow W/ Blush-On (SET B)
PHP   55.00 - Careline Eyebrow Pencil (BROWN)
PHP   85.00 - Ever Bilena Thick Lash Mascara (BLACK)
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TOTAL: PHP 490.00





Monday, July 3, 2017

JULY 2017 TO-DO LIST



July, regardless of any situation will remain my favorite month next to December because it's my birthday month!!! Inasmuch as I hate celebrating the fact that I just got older by another year, I can't disregard the fact that I was born in this month and therefore a celebration of life is in order.

This is also that time of the month where I should either be giving myself a pat on the back for a job well done in accomplishing all 5 of my to-do list last month or kicking myself in the butt for what a ridiculous idea to list down 5 things when I can't even accomplish at least one of them. Gosh! 

Friday, June 30, 2017

JUNE 2017 RUNDOWN

 


June, by far, is the most memorable month for me this year. I have so many things to be grateful for and words can never be enough to express my gratitude to God for everything He allowed to happen this month.