"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us."
-Unknown

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Wishtrend Wish Recipe: When It Comes To Skincare, Simpler is Better

Every beauty junkie must have had gone through the belief that more can give good results. But when it comes to skincare routines, our needs vary for the same principle that we have different skin types and that we have varying environments where we thrive in.

Thus, each individual needs to learn about the kind of skincare routine that is suitable for a prescribed skin condition and protection.

Wishtrend understands this principle very well and has introduced Wish Recipe, following simple but effective skincare routines, featuring products that can address skin concerns for different women. Each set of recipes is specialized to help target skin issues that a person may have.


There’s a Wish Recipe for different needs and for different ages. To take a look at each Wish Recipe, there are seven sets to choose from that can help address skin problems that one is dealing with right now. 

Featured Wish Recipes From Wishtrend 

The Upgraded Vitamin Starter Kit is double the vitamin content from the vitamin line, it’s a healthy capsule of everything that you will need to achieve bright and vibrant skin. It’s a way of letting your skincare routine work for you while you enjoy life with clear skin.



Vitamins help to maintain younger looking skin and to help resolve pigmentation due to antioxidants that help balance moisture. The Vitamin Starter Kit also helps to exfoliate and brighten skin tone with the help of ascorbic acid and vitamin tree water minus the irritation. You can expect eco-friendly and sustainable ingredients such as sunflower seed, macadamia and palm tree oil.

Another notable Wish Recipe is the Klairs Midnight Blue Product Line helps delay the effects of aging. It’s a simple night care routine from Klairs loaded with herbal ingredients like chamomile to help repair and restore skin’s natural elasticity.



The skin has a natural repairing factor, and Klairs Wish Recipe in Midnight Blue can help boost these natural actions overnight. The blue calming cream can help in dealing with external irritation. This Wish Recipe is great for prevention of aging, for ladies aged 20-60. Let the results do the talking. 

Personal Favorite Wish Recipes 

Of course, I’ll also be sharing with you my personal favorites when it comes to the Wish Recipes being showcased.

I’m rather conscious when it comes to having acne-free skin, so I’m all about beating stress to have clear skin. Which is why I’m interested in getting rid of pimples no matter which phase they are in. pimples can be difficult to deal with, and if not addressed properly, can leave scars and marks on the face. The Pimple Spot Care Kit effectively deals with these spots with the help of the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream and the Centella Dressing Powder.


Another Wish Recipe that caught my eye is the DIY Wish Cream Sheet Mask. When it comes to skin, it’s important to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. But it doesn’t have to be complicated and this is where Klairs comes in. it’s convenient and easy to use for hydration and to maintain moisture and to soften skin for makeup prep.



It’s a specialized recipe that can offer light finish provided by the mixed-in toner and lotion in a silky and light texture. You can also look forward to finer and smooth application of makeup. 

Must Have Wish Recipe For Sun Protection

 Finally, there’s a Wish Recipe that’s best for everybody, for all careers and of all ages.
To beat sun damage, Wish Recipe offers After Sun Care Kit to address sun burns and possible sun damage after heavy activities under the sun’s exposure. Because sun damage may not be visible now, it’s best to complement after care for all skin types. The sun can damage skin regeneration.

Luckily, Wish Recipe has a complete set for the spring and summer to prevent the speedy aging process and to replenish lost moisture under sun exposure. If it’s keeping skin healthy, it doesn’t have to be complicated.


Of course Wish Recipes are not the only products available in Wishtrend.

Wishtrend has one of the widest choices of skincare and cosmetics products online. And if you know Korean skin care products, they can always work miracles for you to achieve glowing skin. Visit  Wishtrend today to land your best ever, glowing self. 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Washi Wednesday: World Map Washi

To help get over hump day, I have a small selection of washi for inspiration. These are not mine, but I do wish they were. I have yet to hunt them down and hoard them one by one. Just kidding (not).

These are the world map washi that I’ve saved on my Pinterest board. However, I’ve seen a couple of local shops that carry world map washi. 

World map washi is for those journal enthusiasts or diarists who suffer from an irreversible epidemic or a symptom of the equally contagious bite of the travel bug.

Unfortunately, there’s no antidote to this.


Here you go, feed that wanderlust.  





Thursday, 22 June 2017

Shop Feature: D Deco Art Ph- Haul and Shop Review



Anyone with an obsession for creative journaling can stumble upon shops on Instagram, (I'm no exception) because the Discover option serves more than its purpose admittedly. 

Then there's D Deco Art Ph which had a clever marketing strategy on Independence Day week to hook those stalkers by offering freebie stickers which was a hit. There were also other attractive goodies, (and at such an affordable price too) that those who had no urge to resist ended up with no urge to resist. 

One thing led to another, and with not much personal restraint, the following is a confession I made:

The Story Behind The Haul


I'm in it for the stickers!

Okay, there I said it.

I mean, who wouldn't want a piece of the action? The Independence Day stickers were a freebie but I'd go after them if I were you... They're cutesy-sized, the sheets are 2.5 inches each and contain Filipino icons such as slippers, jeepney, palm tree, church ( a testament to Pinoy devotion and faith), sun, Philippine map, and of course the Philippine flag. My other favorites are the sentiments: Mabuhay! Pinoy Ako and #SarapMagingPilipino. 

This sticker set is so timely for the month. I recommend that this set should be patented if it's even possible! 


On to the rest of the haul, I was looking for vintage washi designs to go with my Starbucks siren planner because its pages are full of coffee-stained artwork so I'd like to keep with the brown-vintagey theme in the absence of coffee washi and stickers. I was kind of late to the party so some beauties kind of escaped me, and I was told that the next restock will be happening in the last quarter of the year (so I have my alerts turned on already mind you). 

Also, I love how these stamps are able to give crisp images on my planner. Travel-crazed layout on my planner achieved! And you won't believe how crazily affordable they are at only Php 100 per set of 6 stamps. Steal! 


The Shop 

D Deco Art Ph is on Instagram and offers washi, sketchbooks, stamps. planners, post-it notes, brush pens, ballpens and anything else that can gain your attention. There's a lot of interesting stuff I swear. My transaction was fast and easy, courier of choice also was fast (I was surprised too that it came early). If you're interested in something, send them a DM in Insta. 



For my part, I'm going to be busy writing (another long weekend) and because it's my art therapy of sorts. Also, I'm keeping an eye out for new uploads but I'm also serious as hell on saving money, but goodies being offered in Deco Art are affordable that it's almost a crime (trust me I've compared prices in other shops). 

I'll give you updates soon but right now, enjoy your long weekend!

P.S. Follow @raisiespeaks on Insta because I'm doing messy art there LOL


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

On Going Back To School


And I just had to pursue my master's in this time of day. 

Work has been hectic lately, and it's easier to be frustrated than motivated. It's not in the school I was targeting, but at least it's better than nothing. 

I said it before and I thought of it again, that the only thing nice about going back to school is acquiring new notebooks  and pens (because I like writing). 

But I guess I should be grateful. 

The word of the week is hussle, and it has a famous hashtag too (#hussle)



Saturday, 25 March 2017

Scribbles: Currently Obsessing Over Galaxy Washi


Yeah, yeah.

Who actually falls in love with galaxy washi right? I mean, it's just sticky duct tape with prints. But I've fallen in love with starry, night summer skies and I've always enjoyed stargazing in quiet places.

These washi reminds me of those quiet nights just chilling in the patio and just talking.

I guess I'm lucky that no physical store here carries them yet, or else I'll be hoarding away again.

More pins are in my Pinterest board if you're interested.







Friday, 24 March 2017

Coffee

I've always been a coffee drinker.

I take after my father.

Now my parents have decided to put up a cafe in the West Coast of town.

C offered a really nice brand name.

And here I am playing around with images and layouts, color schemes and test printing.

Note: If the logo works well in Black and White, it's a go.

I have yet to try the illustrated version of the coffee cup.

For now I'm enjoying the mixing and matching and I'm loving the idea of the brand name and the story behind it.



Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Currently. 03.20.2017

Weekends are usually cut in two, for chores at home and then spending time unwinding. This is a glimpse of what I do on weekends based on my ever changing moods….

Movies: Moana and Death Note


Moana fills up my dose of adventure and mythical wonder pre-weekend. It’s fun and I like the catchy music. My favourite soundtracks are the Ancestor’s Song and the Shiny because of the beats to them. Well here’s a weekend story. I went to town to have a haircut and my pedicure in the afternoon, thinking that I can catch the weekend screening at 3PM. Turns out, the Beauty and the Beast 3 PM slot was sold out even if they were already showing in three cinemas and so we had to settle for Death Note instead. As for Death Note, it’s not what I was expecting being a fan of the original anime. However, there were twists nearing the end so I’m still pacified.

Food:


  •         Double beef burger patty at Pepper Lunch
  •          Kani Salad
  •          Buko Pie
  •          Lengua Estofado
  •          Fried Lumpia
  •         Spring Rolls

Gardening: Succulents Blooming


This weekend, I was simply staring at my Huernia, urging it to bloom faster. On a Sunny Sunday morning, it did. It’s one of the beautiful and cherished blooms I have.

Music: Joshua Bell


I just can’t stop listening to Joshua Bell on Spotify. From morning, to afternoon and evenings, it’s Joshua Bell’s violin Brahms. But I know after this, I’ll finally go back to Bach again.

Skincare:


Now that summer’s here, I have to stock up on summer skincare routine. My current favourite is Mary Kay’s Botanical Effects Evolution. This skincare routine is easy, simple and the whole set smells like citrusy grapefruit. I adore it. I’ve made a wise decision to stock up on SPF earlier this year and it’s such a smart investment for the summer. Now I’m looking at a hydrating mist for all those summer activities to moisturize the skin and an after sun.

Grateful For:

  •  Savings in the bank
  •  Potted garden that gives me simple joys every week
  • Pocket fragrance
  • Gold travel accessories

Random Thoughts and Ideas in My Messy Head

  •          Summer travel
  •          New things to learn
  •          Comfy summer outfits
  •          Saving more money
  •          Capsule wardrobe
  •          Clean room
  •          Organize makeup
  •          Black pumps for office
  •          Galaxy washi
  •          Branding for coffee shop 


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Summer Travel Thoughts

I can feel the Monday blues, because, I did most of the chores yesterday. From laundry, to ironing, to cooking dinner, I also panicked when it started to rain and had to rescue my cacti and succulents when I left them sunbathing outdoors. Good thing rain water is good for them, free of chemicals from treated water. 

I tried to take a nap yesterday but it did me no good. (Please stop watching television loudly on Sunday afternoons, it's doing my head in!)

And so today, I'm still craving for a quiet day by myself just doing nothing. 

I'm also craving for healthier, green food. 

And so please allow my mind to wander... 

I just can't wait for my summer travel to be here already. I've booked an advance escapade for May and now I really can't wait for my vacation. I'm just grateful though that there's Holy Week to look forward to next month. It's quiet time for me. 


Summer means road trips, springs, beaches, I just can't wait to unplug.

Pretty soon, I'll be revealing where I'm headed as I think this has signaled the awakening of my online presence once more.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Book Review: ABCs of Journaling by Abbey Sy


Letterer, instructor, entrepreneur and all-around talented gal Abbey Sy is back with her second boo and she’s sharing tips on journaling creatively. The book wasn’t available yet in Zamboanga and being the crazy person I was, I asked my friend to buy it from me from a National Bookstore Makati branch which was just within walking distance from where he was staying. I received it the next weekend. 



Abbey Sy

I’m a fan of Abbey Sy and one of the people excited to get a copy for myself when it was announced on Instagram. I also have her first book and knowing Abbey Sy, she’s really put her heart into the completion of her published works. 



Highlights
Abbey introduced the definition of terms to those who are new at journaling. It’s a good guide for newbies. I also like the tips all over the book and the author distinctly promotes sketching and drawing in transit. It’s a great way to preserve modern-day adventures. Also, here are helpful tips on how to pack up materials like washi and watercolor while on travel.

There’s also a section featuring local artists who have done journaling in different styles. I’m thinking of applying some tips in my upcoming travel where I will be doing some interesting activities up north.

The sticker sheet is a bonus with the travel-inspired stickers. My only suggestion is that it should have a couple of sheets for international and domestic travel.

I’ve been documenting and journaling on my own for a while now, but some tips are also relevant here from her book. Abbey Sy is a letterer and her works really shine in each of her travel pages. She draws scenes from food, to buildings and she has the patience (and the time) to complete each one of them.



On the other hand, I don’t have that much time when I travel especially when I’m with people who want to hop from one place to another, and my sketching skills are not as advanced. This is where smartphone photos come in, and for days when my mirrorless camera is kind of too heavy. But I can manage especially when I sit down and start jotting down notes and experiences of the day.

For my personal travel journal, I can’t wait for an upcoming adventure and for me to gain new experiences and to cross off a few items on my bucket list.