Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ripples of Koi: How to Look Good On Your Graduation Day

Ripples of Koi: How to Look Good On Your Graduation Day

How to Look Good On Your Graduation Day

Image courtesy of Ian Kahn
Finally, you are about to graduate. Your friends and love
ones are so proud and happy for you as much as you are to yourself. No doubt,
everyone in your life is so excited for that day to come and they will be there
taking pictures of you that you will be keeping in your treasure box all your
life. Of course, you wish to look your best on that day- no one would love to
keep their own images that they would dare not look at some years from now. So
here are some practical ways to look good on that most awaited day:

  •  If you have a plan to get a deep cleansing
    facial, make sure to do it at least 2 days before the event. Be sure that your
    facial treatment won’t cause some skin exfoliation. If you need some exfoliation,
    have it done at least 1 to 2 weeks before the event. It is not advisable to put
    on heavier make up on exfoliating skin- it does not only make you look like a
    zombie trying so hard to look like a human, it may cause irritation and
    infection too. 
  •  If you have to go to the spa and have your
    manicure and pedicure thing, have it done a day before your graduation. This
    will somehow ensure that your nail make over will still look clean the
    following day.
  • Take a good sleep before the big day. Go to bed
    early and take at least 8 hours of sleep. If you feel tired, try to have a
    lukewarm water bath before bedtime and rinse with water at a room temperature-
    this will help relax your muscles and enhance your blood circulation which will
    help you go to bed comfortably.
  • Be sure to prep your skin before applying your
    make- up. Cleanse with a facial foam or cleanser like Olay Shine Control Lathering Cleanser or Olay foaming facial wash. Use a good skin toner like Olay Oil Minimizing Toner to close your skin pores.
  • Do not forget to moisturize and be sure that
    your moisturizer has SPF. You may like to try Olay Total Effects Fragrance FreeMoisturizer with SPF 15 or L’Oreal Ideal Skin Genesis Daily Moisturizer SPF 15.Choose your moisturizer depending on your skin needs.
  •  Of course, you will have to decide what make up
    to use too. Do not be another victim of trends. Never use very colorful, neon
    looking colors for your eye shadow and blush on please. They may look good at
    the moment but some years from now, they may look funny on your pictures.
    Choose those neutral colors that will make your look good yet not so obvious that
    they cover your face instead of just highlighting you best features and downplaying
    (not covering) your liabilities. Use minimal eye shadow, light or nude lipstick
    and natural toned blush. Take note that it is vital to look pretty and
    dignified, not pretty and “cheap”. =)
  •  Use a foundation that conforms to your skin
    color and tone, do not over use so that you will not look like you have just “cemented”
    your facial skin. Never try to choose a foundation that is too light or too
    dark for your skin color. Mousse and liquid foundations are great for dry skin,
    dual powder foundation is better for oily skin. Try
  •  Always top mousse and liquid or creamy
    foundations with a light dusting of loose powder.
  • Do not wear glittery eye shadows and lip colors.
    Opt for the simple and classic look.
  • Choose a simple hair style. Do not tease or have
    some high buns or pony tail. Never wear a pony tail with colorful flowers on it
    so that you will not look like the flower vase at your dining table. Soft curls
    just flowing on your shoulders but not on your face is good. Just be sure that
    you can keep its volume and shape the whole day. Keep it neat and simple. You
    may like to try Finesse Hairspray, it can keep your hair in shape, and great
    volume but not compromising your hair’s liberty to move.
  • Wear a cool scent of your favorite cologne or
    perfume. Try the cool scent of D & G Light Blue or Escada Moon Sparkle. Do
    not forget to put on “JUST ENOUGH” this means that your scent should not
    announce your arrival long before you have arrived at your destination. =)
  • Keep in mind to bring with you your tools for
    re- touch (a.k.a “kikay” kit), this should include your lipstick, lip balm,
    loose face powder, hair spray or gel in a small easy to carry container, com
    and small mirror.
  • Keep facial tissues handy and easy to access.
    You may get teary eyed or perspire during the ceremony.
  • Since you would sit long and would feel warm,
    bring a small handy fan with you.
  • Put some mineral water in a small atomizer so
    that you could spray it on your face to feel and look fresh during the day.
    This will also help moisturize your skin.


These are just some of the many ways to look good on your
graduation day. But there is one cardinal rule to really look good, that is: TO
KEEP THINGS SIMPLE and enjoy your day. Congratulations!



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Ripples of Koi: Review: Why I Love St. Ives Skin Firming Advanced Body Moisturizer

Ripples of Koi: Review: Why I Love St. Ives Skin Firming Advanced Body Moisturizer

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Review: Why I Love St. Ives Skin Firming Advanced Body Moisturizer


Honestly, it is my very first time to do a product review, lol! Anyway, I tried using St. Ives Skin Firming Advanced Body Moisturizer and I was amazed by how this product has made my skin soft and supple the first time I used it. It was like magic compared with other skin firming lotions that I have tried. I was instantly tempted to start blogging on product reviews.I got to thinking why not share to my readers the best products that I have ever tried? Ripples of a good life is what I am trying to impart right?
Firm your skin up in just 2 weeks!
So, let me start this review right where I came to love St. Ives Advanced Body Moisturizer. Aside from its ability to rejuvenate the softness and suppleness of my skin the first time I used it, I have noticed some firming effect on the second week of continuously using it. And in less than 3 weeks, I have noticed  that some cellulite on my tummy have disappeared. It has solved my cellulite problem since I had difficulty getting rid of them when I've lost weight. I never failed to dub a small amount all over my body right after bath when my skin is not completely dry, and voila ~ great skin that I have been dreaming of since my 20's, and a cellulite free look I've been wishing since I gave birth 5 years ago!
Water based, not runny and easily absorbed by the skin
This product is water based, it is not so thick and oily, and it is not so runny that it stays on my hands well on place so that I am able to rub it on gently. I love how it spreads so easily and how it is readily absorbed on my skin. I love its scent, not so overly scented so that I could still use my favorite scent of cologne or perfume.  It has 100% natural moisturizers and absolutely formulated without Parabens and Phthalates. 

At 532ml in an easy to use pump bottle.
It is available in Watson's outlets, drugstores and supermarkets. It will cost you Php191.75 (prices may vary or change anytime) at 532ml in an easy to use pump bottle. The price is so right, isn't it? Some products at the market are more costly yet they are not as effective as St. Ives. If you ask me if I will repurchase again, the answer is a big YES! I could use it forever!
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Thanks to St. Ives Skin Firming Advance Body Moisturizer for living up to their beauty philosophy, which goes like this:
" St. Ives is dedicated to bringing you the best of nature with formulas that delight the senses as they work. We understand that everyday choices can impact overall quality of life. That's why St. Ives is a conscientious formulator of quality products."
~ It's TRUE! This product works! It is budget friendly too, and considering the effects you get, no single centavo is wasted.
Not tested on animals, and all ingredients are natural. No Parabens and Phthalates.
  
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