life lately : august

September 20, 2017 No comments

life lately |
Hello, long time no blogpost! It feels a bit strange to not post anything on the blog for more than two weeks, especially since just a few months back I was putting up at least 2-3 entries a day. The reason for not posting anything is because I've recently decided to focus on two things – 1) preparing for the December JLPTs, and 2) maintaining a healthy diet and exercising. If I were to compare the two, I'd say the latter is much harder because I'm coming from a super sedentary lifestyle, with 70% of my diet being fastfood and other junk. I'm now eating a lot more veggies. I'm also working out at least 15 minutes a day, 2-3 times a week. And whenever I have time to walk, I walk. My initial motivation was to lose weight, but now I'm focusing on getting stronger. I want to be able to carry my cats around without getting tired!! I managed to finish the Get Started plan on Nike Training Club, and now I'm on my second week on the Get Lean plan. It's super challenging (!!!), but I think I'm doing okay. Aian's doing the whole thing with me, so we get to suffer together lol.

Today I finally found some time to sit down and write a post, so I thought I'd do a quick one and share some photos I took last August. I'll write a more detailed life update next time. This one is going to be mostly photos of the kids again, but you probably knew that already ;)

review : Althea Petal Velvet Powder *

August 31, 2017 No comments

Althea Petal Velvet Powder Review |
Back with another K-beauty review, yay! That's two K-beauty posts in a row! As you may already know, Althea Korea, Korea's premier online beauty destination, recently came out with their very own product range! Earlier this month, they released their debut product, the Althea Petal Velvet Powder 🌺 I was given the opportunity to try it out before its release, and today I'll be reviewing it for you~~

review : Benton Papaya-D Sun Cream *

August 25, 2017 No comments

Benton Papaya-D Sun Cream Review |
Last June, I was selected by K-beauty brand Benton as one of the lucky testers of their newly launched product – the Papaya-D Sun Cream SPF 38 PA +++. I was super ecstatic because as you all know, I absolutely LOVE their Snail Bee High Content Essence. I've also heard a lot of good things about Benton's other products, so I was excited to see how their sunscreen would fare. At the time I was selected as a tester, this product wasn't even out on the market yet. I planned to have the review up by mid-July, but because of problems with the local post, I'm only able to do the review now. (My packages had been sitting at the local post office for over a month and not a single note about my packages arriving – MASSIVE FAIL, PhilPost *eyeroll.gif*) But better late than never, right? So here it is!✨

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