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Low-maintenance indeed!
Getting a haircut during the quarantine period is way, way, way different than our salon visits pre-pandemic: We must set an appointment first (walk-ins aren't allowed), and stylists must wear PPEs while servicing us. TBH, it's better to forego your usual monthly ...
 
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In case you're not yet ready for *that* kind of commitment.
At least once in our life, we have imagined what it would be like if our hair was a different color. If you do decide to bite the bullet and join the candy-hued locks bandwagon, know that regular root touch-ups and treatments ...
 
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Keep it simple, but strategic.
Skincare is meant to double as me-time and a little act of self-care in the morning and at night. It's no fun though when you begin to stress too much about breaking out or not getting the results you want... And sometimes, reading too ...
 
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Prices start at just P175!
Vice Cosmetics just launched something exciting! The local beauty brand just released four complexion brushes: a blush brush, contour brush, a highlighter brush, and a powder brush. Look how cute they are:The brand has been hinting about the release of the brushes, ...
 
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These days, fashion and beauty as forms of self-expression are starting to break away from outdated gender-based rules.
As kids, we were always taught that blue was for boys and pink was for girls, among other preconceived notions about what you can and cannot wear based on your sex.These days, fashion and beauty as forms of self-expression are starting to ...
 
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Her complexion is GOALS!
When it comes to local content creators, one of the people we really look up to is Raiza Contawi. She's knowledgeable in cosmetic ingredients, plus there's no doubt that she has ~amazing~ makeup skills (have you seen the celeb transformations on her ...
 
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Now is the perfect time to do it.
Ever since the trend of applying toner on your kilikili become widespread, it gave birth to even more hacks for healthier armpits. One of them is going on an underarm detox. This is done by tossing your regular deo for a natural ...
 
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Check out these hairdresser-approved options for fair, tan, and even acne-prone skin!
Your hair color has a bigger effect on your overall vibe than you think. We'd actually argue that it leaves as strong an impact as your makeup and outfit. So when choosing what dye job to get, you should definitely consider critical ...
 
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ARMY, get your hands on these before they sell out!
Whether or not you’re a self-confessed skincare enthusiast, you surely have heard of the power of Korean skincare. We’re always left wondering how our favorite K-drama actors and K-pop idols manage to achieve glass skin and poreless complexion whenever we see pics ...
Jane Perez Apr 30, 2020
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Marymil Cabrera Apr 30, 2020

It was 2012 when the doctor said I have scalp psoriasis. I cried so hard knowing that there’s no cure yet and all I can do is to prevent it from spreading. I tried different doctors and different medicines — both for topical use and for intake — just to have another options with high hopes that I can finally find a cure or at least prevent it from spreading. Followed all orders from the doctors, spent a lot of money for years but nothing happened.

Having this condition is shameful. People will think you have the worst dandruff and dry skin in the whole world. Others think that you are just calling it “psoriasis” to make your scalp condition (dandruff) sounds posh. Fyi, to those who are not familiar with my condition: Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes skin cells to multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. This makes the skin build up into bumpy red patches covered with flaking white or silvery scales and sometimes these patches will crack and bleed. They can grow anywhere, but most appear on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back.

Though it looks unpleasant and itchy, psoriasis isn’t contagious. You cannot pass the condition from one person to another. It’s an auto immune disease. Stress is also a big trigger for a psoriasis flare. Until I gave up and accept the fact that I’ll be flaky for the rest of my life. One day, I discovered body oils and aromatherapy oils, and I couldn’t be any happier as oils help me conceal the patches and soothes the itchiness because it moisturizes the patches. Aromatherapy oils, on the other hand, does not only help me physically but also mentally and emotionally as it relieves my stress and anxiety. It also introduced me to yoga and mindful breathing.

Using aromatherapy oils, I made my own products like moisturizer for patchy skin; hair mist to moisturize and soothe itchy scalp; face and body mist to hydrate, refresh and soothe dry and tired skin; aroma blends for on-the-go aromatherapy session, formulated for topical use; and of course, essential oils.

As a living proof that aromatherapy works, I created my own brand: @anapanasati.ph to share with everyone the benefits I take pleasure in with aromatherapy, to make aromatherapy accessible to everyone and to encourage everyone to practice mindful breathing. Since we’re under enhanced community quarantine, I took advantage of the time and learn more about aromatherapy by studying online; continue experimenting; do product shoot every now and then; and make friends with people who are interested with aromatherapy and who have the same condition as me online.

These things also help me cope up with anxiety caused by the corona virus pandemic. So if ever you see someone with psoriasis, smile at them (since giving a hug is discouraged nowadays) instead of looking us down and making us feel that we’re contagious because as mentioned WE ARE NOT. So don’t stress yourself out! Inhale and exhale before reacting, and smile. To the people who have the same condition as mine; don’t lose hope, everything is possible if you believe. Just breathe in and breathe out and tell yourself every day, “I am beautiful. I am brave. I am strong. I am great. Psoriasis is not my identity and I am more than my psoriasis”.

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You’ll still look just as fresh and glowy!
Move over, glass skin and gradient lips. This year, all the Korean beauty trends we love have been revamped! Excited to try out these new trends? Remember: it doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to K-beauty brands only. Experimenting is what makes ...
 
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Your skincare experiments might be doing more harm than good.
When you’re stuck at home and way overdue for skincare treatments, it’s only a matter of time before you start trying DIY experiments. But before you take that calamansi out of the refrigerator, remember: food is meant for your stomach, not your ...
 
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Bet you never considered these styles before!
So, you've decided you want bangs. The question now is: What kind should you get? Should you go for a blunt chop or should you go the K-drama lead actress route and get a light, wispy fringe? Either way, the choice is ...
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I was, but I am not. Desperately, I am trying to reach you – my hope. I am in this particular space in my own constructed world where doubts and frustrations recur. Emphasizing how scared I am being here, I never explored this area before. I was always in those places filled with benevolence, hope shining like the light the sun and the moon possess. And I didn’t have any plans to visit a ‘dark’ place, as how I described it then. But, as funny as how my world suddenly flipped, I am now here, completely lost with monsters persuading me to go insane.

How did I end up here? I can’t logically tell you the answer for that, but I guess, I know when. It started when I had to consider what college course do I want to pursue. Well, if you want to ask what ambition had occurred in my mind when I was young – which is usually the case in terms of life when you were like 7-year-old young - it was definitely being a doctor. I’d thought about wearing a medical coat with a stethoscope around my neck, ready to cure people from their illnesses. It was actually stuck in my mind for so long I almost thought that I was sure of it, yet, as a particular song yields, almost was never really enough and still, it is and will never be.

When I realized that such a perspective was slowly draining me, I tried my best to stand tough. I convinced myself that this was just temporary, that I could think of a way out of this. “There’s still plenty of time,” I once convinced myself. However, my environment demonstrated the contrary: I felt like I was completely out of time.

I was there when my classmates were happily talking about that ‘dream course’ they wish to take in their ‘dream university.’ I was there when my family was suggesting the thought of using my ‘suitable’ speaking voice for broadcasting and voice acting purposes. I was there when my teacher was convincing me that Education suited me the best. That ‘Stand tough!’ aura I used to own back then, suddenly transformed into ‘I give up!’ state, slowly destroying my being. And now, I am here in this space where doubts and frustrations are filling my former enthusiastic self. I need help.

I know, at this point, some of you may never consider me ‘fatal’ because, as you’re reading this, you may judge that I still have the ability to transform my thoughts into words that can be read, so that ‘automatically’ falls into the aspect of complete sanity. No, because I will never tell everything to you in the first place if I still have the urge to stand like I used to, relative to my belief that speaking up through writing is the best way to attract help.

When you look at the photo of mine above, you may say that I was okay. That I was successful. That I was never losing myself. Yes, I was. But, think about what happened days after that was taken and the message of this passage you started reading minutes before, do you think I am still the same girl smiling in the photo? I hope I will be or better yet, improve if the world will permit me. But, now I’m sure – I’m not the same.

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