10 Life Hacks to Get Perfect Skin

You know, if you think my comparatively clear skin is solely the gift of nature, you are definitely mistaken. What you see is the result of everyday thorough skin care. Of course, having so much stuff to do and with a little child in tow, all that I can do are very short, but vital procedures in the morning. That’s what I want to share with you, guys, today. All females, especially women who date, must have an impeccable look without make up. Who wants to scare her boyfriend/husband in the morning, right? 

So, here are 10 life hacks to get perfect skin...

1. You are What You Eat

Nothing else will actually work, if you do not start eating healthy food. What I personally noticed is the effect of oats and nuts. Having cereal, some fruits or berries and nuts in the morning will make your skin look smoother.

2. Do Not Rub Your Face with Towels

Why? Even if you wash your towels every two weeks, just imagine how much dust, make-up residue and bacteria it accumulates at night especially in a moist environment. Just buy a box of facial tissue and use a fresh one everyday. No microbes on your face, less chances to wake up with a new pimple.

3. Ice Cubes

We continue our morning routine with rubbing ice cubes (it can be coffee or chamomile tea). It will lead to vessel constriction – better skin color and general look. Works as a contrast shower and is one of the eternal youth secrets. I found out about it recently, but noticed the results at once.

4. Wash-Tone-Moisturize

A basic procedure any woman must stick to. 

5. Vitamin B

This vitamin has a nice effect on women’s health in general. Your hair, nails and face will thank you for this. Of course, there are other natural treatments that you can find on the net. 

6. Put on SPF Crèmes

Do not put on too much or too little sunblock. Use it under your foundation. I wish I had started using it much earlier. This is a must-have beauty product for girls ages 18-20 especially during summer. Photo-aging is a problem only a skin laser therapy in a reputable derma skin clinic can fix. Therefore, be careful and avoid too much of sunlight.

Shaving + Shaping My Eyebrows | DIY Video

When I go out, my brows are always well-groomed. Take note, with perfect arch! My obsession with eyebrows began when everyone around me started getting married. Back then, I attended wedding parties at least once a month. Being a late bloomer in the beauty department, I went to different salons to have my makeup done. From that experience, I watched closely at how makeup artists shaved my eyebrows and gave it a perfect arch. I was lucky I didn't have any horrible experience (read: over shaved brows) in the parlors that I used go to.

Anyway, I thought to myself that I needed to do my own makeup or else I would go bankrupt before I can even get married haha They say that practice makes perfect and that's just what I did. I was able to perfect the art of maintaining my eyebrows on my own. It's a good thing as I was able to save a lot of money. Now, I do my own makeup when I attend social gatherings most especially, weddings.

Remy Martin | Limited Edition Gift Boxes

The Christmas holiday is fast approaching. While some of you are done with your Christmas shopping, I know there's still a few who haven't started with their list just yet. May I suggest Remy Martin's special collection of gift boxes? It's a great gift idea for a refined man who knows how to celebrate with good drinks like your boss, your dad, and even your husband.

Remy Martin is founded in France in 1724, It is one of the world's biggest producers of fine champagne cognac. The esteemed cognac house distills three centuries of expertise in every bottle, producing a wide array of cognacs that are enjoyed by the worlds's most discerning palates.

Remy Martin | A Cognac for Every Celebration

But you don't have to wait for the holidays to give Remy Martin because there are many things in life that are worth celebrating for. A job promotion is one of the many milestones a man will happily go through in life. Remy Martin VSOP gift box comes with two free Remy Rock glasses, so you and your boss can celebrate when the situation calls for it.

Remy Martin VSOP bottle is full of mature and expressive aromas, plus the roundness of summer fruits and vanilla! This fine spirit carries almost three centuries of Remy Martin's cognac-making heritage- a metaphor to the career milestones that you'll conquer together with an esteemed mentor.

Gigi Hadid x Maybelline | East Coast Glam Look Review

I look into my feed and I found several celebrities (both local and international) collaborating with well-known makeup brands. It seems that it's the trend right now. Just recently, Gigi Hadid launched a limited makeup collection together with Maybelline NY. And I just have to get it!

City Girl Chic Look | Fresh, Bold, Fierce 

On me: 

Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Matte Lipstick | MCCALL (GG09)
Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Brow Pencil | Dark Brown (GG42)

When I was at the Maybelline counter, I don't have any idea which ones to grab first from Gigi Hadid's Coast to Coast Makeup Collections. The gracious SA suggested several beauty products that suit my skin tone. She also let me play (read: swatch) with the makeup collection available locally. I am not sure if the full collection is readily available in the Philippines though.

From what I read, there are a total of three collections under Gigi Hadid x Maybelline- East Coast Glam Makeup, West Coast Glow Makeup and Jetsetter Travel Makeup Palette.

Shiro ashi Hime | Review

When I was younger, you can see me wearing skirts and shorts all the time. That was before, when my legs were as flawless as a porcelain. Now that I am in my 40s, I could not even wear a dress because I was diagnosed with *urticaria. I became very conscious of my legs' appearance that's why my closet is now filled with all kinds of pants.

When Beautybox Corp. (official distributor of K-Palette Philippines) sent me a package containing Shiro ashi Hime and Shiro waki Hime- Japan's bestselling instant body whitening products, I was beyond thrilled.

Shiro ashi Hime | White Princess Legs

See those little red bumps? Those are the tame version of my urticaria. You don't want to see them when they're angry ; p

*Urticaria or Hives are red, itchy, raised areas of the skin that can range in size and appear anywhere on your body.