The nature has its own unique way to communicate with us. Shades of pink and orange rule the sunset sky, nighttime quietly swathes the island with a blanket of stars and the roaring sound of the ocean breaking the shore. Thoughts are drowned under the rhythmic ocean break. Traces of civilization vanished from my scope.
"The ideas that have lighted my way, have been kindness, beauty and truth." Albert Einstein
We live in a physical world, and it has its physical limitations.
Slow down the flow of your life.
Behind every successful woman is Herself.
You are strong, compassionate, hardworking, dedicated and much more than words could ever describe! Happy Women’s Day 2022.
May you dream bigger, fly higher and reach new heights with every passing day. Happy Women’s Day 2022.
Mucho Loves from Ann :)
Love is precious and powerful. Being in love can make you feel invincible. However, when the person you are with breaks your heart, you feel vulnerable, worthless and inadequate. When it comes to love, our rational mind isn't running the show. You find yourself wondering if things could have been different if you have changed to the person your partner wanted you to be. You are lost, sad and lonely.
As hard as a breakup can be, the real tragedy is we neglected the most important relationship - the one we have with ourselves. We have attached too much validation and worth to our partners. When they leave, we are lack of those important feelings. Recently, there are so many friends experience similar situations.
Here are some guides on how to raise your self-esteem after the heartache.
- Realize you are not the many things that your ex said about you.
When people are mad, they say hurtful things. But they are not always true. I have seen people make up break up excuses just to feel less guilty.
- Service can be a great self-esteem booster. When you give of yourself without any expectation of return, you begin to feel lifted up. Think about ways to connect with others and direct your positive energy outward. Doing this will put you in a more compassionate and kind space, both of which help boost your self-worth.
- Don't close your heart. A failed relationship may makes you want to close your heart again. Understand anybody who tells you you will never be able to love the same way again is wrong, these are just illusions.
- A failed relationship does not mean you are not an awesome person. It can simply indicate you and your partner are not good match. He is not the ONE for you. Don't underestimate yourself.
Even though there are certain dress code in the office, it doesnt mean you cant get a little bit fun out of it. just a small change can totally change the impression you give people. and whats more important, it is really fun for youself too. So lets start. Here are some inspirations:
Changing the outfit color from black and white to more neutral color tone such as brown, grey and even navy blue. neutral colors can match almost all the colors. They are safe yet bring more colors to your life.
This tweed jacket is a good example. tweed jacket is so in this year, and it is worth to invest one as tweed jacket is always classic and it shows the quality. I especially love those that have fringes. It instantly improves your style yet shape your body well.
2. Wear a fit and unique pencil skirt. pencil skirt is almost universally flattering. a different slit on the side or a abstract design can transform a boring outift to a fashion magazine cover shot.
3. Wide leg pants is a must if you want to prove you are stylish in your office. Match it with a short moto jacket, or wear a H line tweed jacket. You will be the queen.
4. Take off the high heels, wear those statement loafers. Lofers are sure a statement for style. pair it with a trouts, you are good to go
5.wear a silk scarf or a belt on a dress can totally change the look of the outfit. Detail is everything.
If you think you may have makeup addiction, you are not alone. I was there. I know many people have been there. This happens when you first started learning how to apply makeups, or when you first started your Youtube channel. Or, like me before, the addiction is not coming from the products, it is from applying makeup. I can't go out or start the day without putting makeup on first. otherwise, I deny the fact that the person in front of the mirror is me.
There are new makeup products coming out everyday. There are new ways of applying them all the time. I love to go through pages to pages online just to look at those beautiful images. They are distressing. Shopping is a way to temporarily distress you. But as soon as you get home, those items that make you seem happy can turn into more stress for you. You feel bad, you feel guilty.
Here is my story and solution. I haven't been on social media recently. Yes, I am stressed. I am confused. I always try to fix things but not this time. My anxiety level goes so high that I can't sleep. I am exhausted. I know I need something like meditation to clear my mind and let it go. But lets be honest, i tried meditation a year ago. The more I try, the harder I can concentrate. I cant just sit there with my eyes closed for 10 minutes. What if I fall asleep? I have so many errands to run, I have to pick up the kid. I walked by my makeup room,picked up a lipstick, talked to myself "with you, I still can't conquer the world. whoever said makeup empowers woman must not experience pain" I looked at myself in the mirror. I look tired, swollen eyes with dark circles. my lips are dry. I have been spending most of time worrying about other people, but i can't change anything. what about me? how can I forget to worry about myself? When was the last time that I sit down and drink some water? You know that lots of times, those anxiety can partially come from you not feeling good about yourself. At that moment, i found the perfect meditation for myself, which is applying makeup. Not like sitting and breathing, applying makeup slowly actually helps me concentrate nobody but myself and that is exactly what I need. everything changes, including your emotions. Only when you truly see yourself, you can see everything more clear. So I started with applying toners. I enjoy doing it slowly, it allows me to feel the changes of my skin. It helps me get to know myself better. Like everybody says, only when you focus on yourself, things start to change.
Have you encountered one of those scenarios? When you first put the foundation on, it looks all nice and clean. However, less than an hour, it starts to get dark. Two hours later, it leaves you nothing but oil. So you try to switch to oil free foundation, even oil free primer trying to match. However, the makeup never seems to last. Have you ever wondered why your face feel sticky after applying moisturizer? After listening to both asian and western dermatologists explanations, I break the answers down to some best tips and tricks for a long lasting summer makeup look.
Summer beaty routine:
1 Cleaning your face with miscellar water. I love to put Bioderma Micellar water on a cotton pad. It is by far my favorite brand.and It cleans and moisturizes your skin. What is more, it is perfect for sensitive skin. Even though you think you did a great job cleaning your face last night, you will be surprised to see whats are on those cotton pads. you
2 Using a toner or rosewater to keep your skin hydrated. Even though it is summer, everyone should moisturize his/her skins. according to dermatologists, moisturizer work best when your face is still wet or damp. I like to use rosewater. They smell amazing, has all the good benefits without potentially irritating your skin. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you dont choose toners that have alcohol in it.
3 Moisturizing. This one is a little tricky. Your skin type does play a role in choosing the products. For example, oily skin should choose gel moisturizer while creamy moisturizer work better on dry skins. Ifoisturi your face ever felt sticky after putting on lotions, it means the product doesnt work as effective as it is supposed to. Choosing a moisturizer that has spf in it is also very important.
What I like to do is divide the portion into two parts. Put the first part on the face, pat it from bottom to up and let it sit at least 5 mins and then apply the rest of it. This way, the moisturizer will get absorbed all the way, which will also help foundation stay on longer.
4 Using mattifying primer. It is almost a must if you want to keep your face from getting oily during the day. My recent favorite is cover fx mattifying primer set. It not only mattfies your skin, but also has anti acne treatment.
5. Applying medium to full coverage foundation. Just because it is summer time, doesn't mean you cannot use full coverage foundation. The trick is that you dont have to apply the foundation your entire face. Applying the light color only on the center of the face, if you happen to have a darker color one, use it as a couture. Using the same brand will make it less noticeable when the foundation starts to fall apart. Cover fx power play and shiseido skin glow are both very long lasting and have good coverage. Shiseido has a more glowing finish effect.
6 mix liquid concealer with foundation when concealing. This is the same concept as using foundation to couture. It will make the whole look look more natural.
7 Using setting powder to set your makeup even if you have dry skin. Simply apply this PALE powder with powder puff and lightly tap on skin to cover problem areas. Microscopic powder particles create a virtual blur affect Color-corrective duo that conceals skin blemishes and evens out skin tone for smooth-looking skin. Soft and clear color payoff creates a glowy complexion for natural everyday look.