Growing up, I have always admired people who are talented in applying makeup. I’m not sure if I associate makeup with school supplies or stationary; Maybe I see brushes as paintbrushes and lipsticks as pens. It could also have something to do with the different packaging; nudes, pastels and even vibrant neon ones. Although I don’t apply makeup, there are times when I find myself wandering around makeup stalls in the mall. Going through each brand, not particularly looking for anything. I guess it’s kind of therapeutic for me to look at all of them neatly stacked together. Sometimes I want to buy foundation or blush, but I have to stop myself because I know I won’t use it. It’s kind of hard to explain, really. There’s this part of me who wants to buy the whole shebang: primer, foundation, all types of palettes, and lipsticks. Continue reading
I’ve dealt with acne ever since I was in elementary school. My face has never cleared up completely, but these products have lessened the redness and spots. It used to be worse than it is now. Back then, no filter could hide my pimples. And they were huge too. I have no definite skin care routine because my skin is moody as f*ck. It reacts well to a product today then a few weeks later, rejects it completely. So I always have to switch it up. Continue reading
I always had a problem with my weight. When I was in elementary school, I would often get teased because of my figure. Personally, I never thought that I was fat. Not even when my classmates were yelling “balyena!” (whale) to my face. But the teasing did hurt. It affected the way I saw myself and my classmates. I would get so jealous of all the “thin” girls in my class because they were getting all the attention from the boys (what? everyone had immature crushes back then. Was I the only one?) and even from my teachers. I had a gorgeous classmate, once. It hurt to be around her because you could feel how plain you were compared to her. How irrelevant you are. You all know the story: She was the favorite of every teacher and of course, everyone wanted to be friends with her. I’ll admit that I was one of those people who tried to be in her inner circle. Was I jealous of her popularity? Yes. Did I ever get insecure? Yes. All the time. So, I said to myself, “This will change by the time I reach high school.” And surprisingly, it did. I lost weight and finally, even for a short moment, I was in the spotlight.
(this photo is from Wild-Spirit.net)
Another great idea from Camie Juan! Here are the mechanics:
“So anyway, back to the Getting To Know You post, I’d really love to ask some questions and have you guys answer them via comments! It’s okay if you’re anon, your answers still give me an idea who you are! I’ll ask 5 questions, and answer them too so you’ll have an insight as to who I am as well :)” Continue reading