Into Something New

Thursday, January 18, 2018



I met a middle-aged woman who inspires me to chase my own goal. Her name was Hilary, she works as a crew who travels the world and in her eyes, she has seen it all how life takes you by a storm and in the end, she chooses to be on her own, she never married or have children but she was happy. Hilary decided to see the world and that was her dream. She inspires me to stay focus and stay on the vision I set for myself.

Goodbyes

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Searching for your own happiness is not easy, however, I take things one step at a time. I have two jobs both are great not what I dreamed of but money buys happiness, I travelled to see my loved one, meet new friends just to make my social relationship to be better.

But all this time I feel numb and it happened too quickly I can't explain how I feel all I know is I don't know how to move on when losing someone like a friend, not just a friend a close friend. I refuse to tell the story of what happened to her it's not making me feel better.

Every morning hurts like hell but then one morning I woke up I felt very inspired I haven't felt this feeling in a long time. For some reason I applied for a job at Estee Lauder, however, I screwed up with my online interview but maybe it's not for me. I still don't know to this day if I got the job or not. All I know is I can't stop thinking about you (my blog) I can't stop thinking that I meant to be doing this. How come I'm refusing you? Afraid of failure, success or it doesn't make any sense makes me go crazy I know I sound like a lunatic maybe it's because of her... Carro who isn't with us anymore.  Is this your way of telling me that this is the career I should be taking? because I feel that I have to do this writing this makes me happy, writing all these words whispering in my ear makes me smile and all I can hear is trust the universe like you always said and that's what I'm going to do.

My Sweet Carro,

You once told me you hated goodbyes and I said ''you'll see me again'' sadly that was the last meeting at Dublin.

My heart stops for a moment when I find out you were sick and the last messaged you sent me was ''I miss our calls'' I knew I should have called you but I called you when you were already gone. Maybe it's because you didn't want me to hear how you are suffering and maybe you didn't want me to cry.

It's almost a year that you've already passed away and it's the most difficult year I faced. I continue to text your number over and over again is the only way for me to stay close until I decided to stop and get a new phone and number. It helped me a little to not think about you and try to live my life as normal. I managed to spend time with my friends, visited Dublin again and when I left my emotions came back. After a while, it got easier and easier I felt that I needed that visit and to fixed my LDR with my boyfriend and to meet new people.  I achieved all this because you were there to witness my journey.

Carro, wherever you are in the world you are the most amazing, intelligent, kind, spirited, patient, honest, love and extraordinary best friend I've ever had. One day I will visit Portugal and show me all the good places, food and meet your family that you wishes.

I know that you will find your path and happiness in another life, I believe in you and forever be with you in another life time.

Thank you for your generous support of everything I do, I'll make you proud and I will not stop blogging like you told me to, I can feel you now, I miss you, I love you and Goodbye...

Lots of love
Ana

VOLUME 1 - The beginning

Thursday, February 02, 2017
I faced many obstacles and surprises at the very end of the year of 2016. I found the perfect job and stayed for a month then I left as it was only a Christmas Temp. Luckily I managed to find another job quickly without thinking about it. Before I was quite happy making a small living from my blog and freelancing, however, I can't help to think that I need to explore, find new things and for once in my life say 'yes' to every opportunity. With that, I am happy where I am today.

I want to make a comeback and continue my blogging passion and I can't wait to share what I've learned from my experience.

I want to say thank you to my followers and readers for taking your time to look at my content and this I am going to give you my all. I don't want to disappoint you anymore for disappearing for a good few months as I was trying to find myself purpose (career directions) as well as finding a content I can share with you guys that we both can relate or find it helpful.

Looking for a primer? Try Isehan Ferme Essence Moist Base review

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I'm always on a lookout for primers with extra moisture that is suitable for my dry skin. A few months ago, I did mention that a close friend of mine went to Japan and gifted me a few Asians skincare to try.

Today, I'm going to review a Japanese brand Isehan Ferm Essence Moist Base.

Benefits
+Chamomile Extracts
+Hyaluronic Acid
+ SPF24 PA ++
+Improve your free radicals 
+Brighten dull complexion

''Ingredients: Water Water, Hydrolyzed of Hyaluronic of Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Butylene Glycol, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499, Talc, Cyclomethicone.''

Sounds like the perfect primer to have and it's everything I look for in a primer.

Let's start with the packaging. The  Isehan Ferme Essence Moist Base packaging is very simple a small 30ml with a squeezable tube to your amount. However, it doesn't seem to last for 12 months if you continue to use this every day.


The  Isehan Ferme Essence Moist Base texture is almost identical to your everyday moisturiser which I like than having a silicone feel. It absorbs nicely into my skin and brightens up any dull impurities. I don't normally have large pores and I'm unable to comment on this one. I do have to wait 30 sec to 1 min for it to fully absorb the product. After that, I do feel hydrated and I don't see any dry patches depending on how you apply your makeup preferably with a beauty blender.

The formula does tend to get tackier which means is great for the makeup to cling and last longer. However, I noticed that this primer doesn't seem to last the whole entire day and I wouldn't recommend this primer if you're planning to go out at night.

Overall, the  Isehan Ferme Essence Moist Base is perfect for everyday wear and not a heavy duty lasting primer for those who loves to go out clubbing. The whole purpose of this primer is keeping your skin hydrated and protected during the day with an amazing SPF24 PA++.

Skin Repairing Serum Freshly Juiced VITAMIN Drop ft. Klairs Review*

Monday, October 10, 2016

Amazing skin repairing serum by Klairs has become one of my holy grail product added to my skincare routine.

Vitamin C benefits are popular on a global level and a must-have item in everyone skincare collection. However, not everyone has the skin that can tolerate volume concentrates of Vitamin C.

Let's run down the benefits: 
+Contains 5% Ascorbic Acid (Pure Vitamin C)
+Fights destructive free radicals 
+Non-irritating
+Rejuvenating 

Klairs serum sure does sound like a perfect product to include in everyone's skincare routine.

Packaging
How can you resist such a beautiful packaging? I truly love the design and very minimalistic. The serum is in a transparent bottle which has a stylish dispensed pipette drops.

Ingredients
When I first saw the ingredients I was overwhelmed and somewhat taken back by how long the list was; I doubted whether should start to use the serum since I'm a huge fan of simplicity that is easy for me to identify if I'm allergic, however, as I taken a closer look I noticed, almost all the ingredients are natural plant extracts such as:

+Centella Asiatica Extracts
+Yuzu Extracts 
+Grape Fruit Extracts
and much more. 

Here is the lists of Klairs: Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop ingredients. (I'm not gonna lie, it took me some time to type all these ingredients down.)

''Water, Propylen Glycol, Ascorbic Acid(5%, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Centella Asiatica Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polysorbate 60, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Orange Oil Brazil, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Camellia Sinensis Callus Culture Extract, Larix Europaea Wood Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract, Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Magnolia Obovata Bark Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine,SH-Olgopeptide-1, SH-Olgopeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-1, SH-Polypeptide-9, SH-Polypeptide-11, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol''


Application 
When I first applied the Klairs freshly juiced drop on my skin, it felt very uncomfortable; it was quite thick and oily that I was not used to. It caught me by surprise that I thought it would be very watery like texture. I wasn't so sure the exact mins for the serum to absorb fully into my skin but it did take some time. However, the instruction on the side of the packaging advice you to apply 1 - 2 drops on your moisturiser which I gladly did. It was so much better my skin absorbed it nicely without leaving my skin feeling oily. 

Overall
Overall my whole experience with Klairs freshly juiced drop has been amazing. Within 2 weeks of using the serum, I can see improvements that my redness is slowly fading, especially, my small acne.

2 weeks of use Before and After:


The whole purpose of this serum is to improve your skin and repair any discolouration or impurities as well as to protect your skin from UV damage. I highly recommend this to anyone and yes! This is suitable for any skin type. If you're the oily combination you can always add 1 - 2 drops on your moisturiser.

If you want to get a hold of Klairs Freshly Juiced Drop, head over to KojaBeauty. If you haven't heard of KojaBeauty is such a fantastic websites for you to get a hold of one of the most popular Korean skincare & makeup products; All of the products are absolutely cruelty-free.

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4 SERIOUSLY TERRIFYING TV SHOWS

Monday, October 03, 2016
Weather is getting colder and gloomy on a month of October. Many strange things happen on the 31st when the sun goes down and the Halloween begins... Beware what's looking behind you before it catches you. Scared yet? Or was it too lame? I'm sorry, today's I'm going to show you my favourite TV shows that you should watch now!

Stranger Things 
Netflix: Drama - Horror - Mystery
The show takes me back to the 80s with a good amount of extremely creepy meets E.T feel this show is set to excite and impress. When a young boy disappears, his family, friends and chief is set to find him, however, they must face terrifying forces to get him back.

American Horror Story
Drama - Thriller - Horror 
Anthology series with a selection of different characters and locations that conclude murder, a freak shows, an insane asylum and much more. Each story has its own interesting twist and disgustingly addictive to watch.

Wicked City
Crime - Drama
Such a dark and eerie sickening crime that make your stomach turns. A pair of LADP detectives tracking down serial killers terrorising the Sunset Strip. It almost reminds me of a real serial killer who lure a woman into the car and kill them for their own sick fantasy pleasure.

Scream Queens 
Comedy - Horror - Mystery
Another mini-anthology series being terrorised by a serial killer in different places such as the hospital, university and etc.  It's a parody of a bad horror film. 

What's your favourite TV shows? 

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