It has been a few days since Christmas has passed, but the season is still occuring! Regardless, happy holidays, merry Christmas, and have a happy new year to all. For Christmas this year, I made my family a healthy Christmas lunch with a garnished log cake for dessert. During the day, we went to the theatre to watch Assassin's Creed, which was a tolerable movie, but I would much rather play the video game. Of course, my family and I opened our presents, as this is what this post is about. I am more than grateful for my gifts, but remember that Christmas is centered around spending time with your loved ones.
Hope you enjoyed your Christmas and I truly hope you have a prosperous and healthy 2017!
We've all been through it. Once in a while, it seems like we lose control of the events occuring in our lives, and it feels seemingly impossible to get back on track. The trick is to remain positive and definite in our abilities to take control of the steering wheel again.
The worst thing one could possible do at this time is stress out and panic. Yes, I realize that stressing your mind out is fairly easy, while trying to remain calm is a bit difficult. Just remember, if you want to get out of this rut, you have to clear your mind and start anew.
Once you've regained bits and pieces of your mind, hopefully it won't be too difficult to accept that you have failed. Let me phrase that differently: you have tried your best, but it did not work out this time. You need to affirm yourself by saying that life is all about learning, and this time, you learned.
3. Formulate a plan
Formulating a plan to get back on track will take time, effort, and trial-and-error. Patience is key, my friend. You might fail again after creating a new plan - you might succeed. The key is to figure out what went wrong, and what you can do to improve.
Whether or not you fail or succeed, don't be hesitant to reach out to teachers, friends, family, if you are struggling. Whether it's school, relationships, or personal problems, just remember that you will always have a support system, and lastly, it's not the end of the world if you fail.
Life is mostly about trial-and-error. Sometimes you will fail. Sometimes you will succeed.
Skincare is a crucial practice one must do in order to keep their skin healthy and youthful. During the chilly winter months, it is more than necessary to hydrate your body, your skin, and your hair. The brisk weather can really take a toll on you. In addition to drinking lots of water and hydrating yourself in different ways, skincare methods, especially in the frosty months, can preserve and protect your skin, so I decided to write a post describing my skincare routine in the winter.
Face washes: First Aid Beauty Daily Face Cleanser & Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser
I use the First Aid Beauty cleanser in the morning, when my face is feeling a bit dehydrated, and let me tell you, this face wash does the job. I use the Bioré black charcoal cleanser in the evening, when my face has been covered in BB cream all day. This cleanser is ideal for getting deep in the pores and cleaning them out, but it feels so refreshing at the same time.
Moisturizer: Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream
I am a huge fan of cooling creams, and the Garnier gel moisturizer makes your skin feel extra cool and soft, as it is a gel. It is super light on your face, which is why I have never gone back to a different face moisturizer.
Masks: Its Skin The Fresh Sheet Mask: Honey & Feeling Beautiful Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask
Occasionally, I'll treat myself with a sheet mask about once every two weeks. My favorite so far, has been the honey sheet mask, which I bought from Urban Outfitters. Another mask I have been using forever (actually though, I think I bought this three years ago, and I'm still using the same bottle, but it's just as new :D) is the ... I absolutely love this - it creates a cool, but cleansing effect on your skin and this only takes less than 10 minutes. Once it dries (which takes about 8 minutes), you simply wash it off. Both masks are my favorites and I recommend them.
Shiseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream & La Roche-Posay Effaciar A.I. Targeted Breakout Corrector
I went to France last year and I purchased a couple of the imperfect correctors. For the past year, I have been using them as an acne spot treatment and a acne scars blemish remover. I cannot begin to emphasize the magical capabilities of this corrector. If I notice a zit at its beginning stages, I apply a little bit of this at night and maybe the night after that, as well, and then the zit fades away. I also use this if my acne scars seem more apparent. The Shiseido under eye cream is a bit expensive, but I have noticed a little bit of a difference, as I have been using this for maybe a year and a half now. The difference isn't drastic, because I am prone to rub my eyes (I wear contacts, so my eyes get dried out fairly easily), which decreases the effect of the eye cream. If you are looking for a quality eye cream, I would recommend this one, but if you are looking to experiment, I would wait to purchase this, just in case you find something better.
Well, friends, there you have it - my winter skincare routine for 2017! If you have used any of the products or have any other products to recommend, let me know below! I am always looking to expand my horizons in terms of skincare.