Recommended Videos

more articles about: makeup 101

This fruity shade suits all skin tones!
These days, the beauty department doesn't seem to run out of new releases, making us want to hoard every single item they drop. One makeup trend that has been the talk of the town is peach. While rocking the color peach can ...
Look fresh-faced like a supermodel.
More often than not, the busy girl's daily beauty struggle has a lot to do with time management. You know the exact look that you want for the day, but the problem is you only have a maximum of 10 minutes to ...
Conceal the right way.
Dark under-eye circles, uneven skin tone, pimples, these are just some of the reasons why every girl needs a trusty and hardworking concealer in her beauty kit. While there are a ton of concealers that actually get the job of hiding your ...
Yes, it's possible!
Admit it, beauty junkies, you've spent a lot on makeup palettes for just one or two shades. You promise yourself to use every single hue in the pan—from sultry shades to pretty shimmers. You say you'll hit the town in smokey eyes ...
All worth the hype!
Staying up late at night is sometimes unavoidable and by the time morning comes, panda eyes are here. Luckily, with the power of makeup, it's totes easy to revert an all-nighter look with just a few swipes.Concealers are heaven-sent when it comes ...
It's really so simple.
Just like the French girls, there's just something about models that looks effortlessly chic whether they're hitting up the runway or just the busy city streets. Although a lot of models tend to lay low on makeup on their rare off-duty days, ...
Your mom probably has this in her dresser!
We've heard a ton of beauty lovers, our moms, and even our lolas swear by petroleum jelly for an instant solution to all our beauty problems—from fixing up a too dry skin to softening the lips! While it's no secret that this ...
There are just so many ways to rock a lipstick!
In every girl's makeup arsenal, there's bound to be a classic makeup staple in there and by classic, we mean lipstick. Lipsticks are just so versatile and can pull together any look in an instant. If you're a makeup newbie, lipsticks are ...
Take your cue from your favorite Candy Girls!
Unlike our favorite models and celebrities who get to dress up and get made up almost every other day, we only get to do that during prom or a debut. That's why for a lot of girls, the prom or a debut is ...
Voice out, Candy Girls!
It's no secret that we love our makeup here at the Candy HQ. From the different forms of lippies to all the shades of brown eye shadow colors, you name it! So when we heard about the proposed "Vanity Tax," we just ...
Take our money!
There's no doubt that the Game Of Thrones universe is one hot mess, but despite all the chaos, you have to admit, the GoT girls still manage to stay on top of their beauty game. (We're looking at you, Daenerys) And it ...
Nothing over P500!
Shopping for beauty products is one of the guilty pleasures of any beauty lover, but it's hard to feed your love for all things beauty, especially when you're on a tight budget. Although it's common to think that quality beauty products would ...
A community page where you can share your feels and show your skills! Learn more here

If you know me, and know me well, I am not the biggest fan of idyllic lifestyles. With a Type A personality, I act immediately upon whatever challenge that needs to be addressed. I actually enjoy keeping my mind preoccupied: doing university work in my favourite cafe then running errands around town, grocery shopping here, updating my accounts there, photocopying documents on the way down the street - all just in time before having a glass of champagne at the bar with my friends come evening.

And so, you could imagine my bewilderment when the next challenge to be faced was an extensive self-quarantine protocol. I didn’t know what to do when my greatest responsibility in this situation was to do nothing at all. My first few attempts to combat my consternation were very much rooted in distraction and imagination. My distractions involved conducting research, writing songs, calling family and friends, filming videos, and eating chocolate! My imaginations and fantasies were centred on travelling, shopping, even clubbing (which I rarely do) for when they find a cure to COVID-19. I did anything and everything that could be considered constructive in order to pass the time, mainly hoping I could just undertake the basic human necessities to survive - that is, eat and sleep the day through - until the next day comes, until the world is closer to becoming a better place, until quarantine ends, until my flight follows through, until I see my family and friends again.

Days in self-isolation and suspended flights turned to weeks and turned to months. By the third extension here in Spain where I study Fashion Business, I had to tell myself this shall be my new normal now, that I was blessed to be healthy, that I was tired of merely existing and missed what it was like to actually live - even if just within four walls. Little by little, I began to find significance in the simple occurrences of the day: the soft glare of the rising sun beaming golden streaks through my bedroom window upon waking up, the fragrance of freshly washed bed sheets that I had painstakingly hung to fit a relatively small clothes rack without crumpling them, the crunch and tanginess of warm toasted bread topped with raspberry marmalade, the buzzing sound of a phone call from home just waiting to be answered, to the caress of a fuzzy sweater to keep warm at night. I realised, “What pleasures to be enjoyed in the pause of slow living!” Through this continued pause, which I loathed at first, I began to appreciate each moment of the day rather than wish it would pass more swiftly, moments I had overlooked so often before the lockdown. I started to find that the challenge of self-isolation was never to pause both the regular routines of life as well as the positive emotions that came with these - as initially, I thought it meant to pause all happiness, so as to withstand a time of endurance in hopes for a better tomorrow, much like a form of delaying gratification. Life is just too fragile these days to delay gratification any further.

Life has paused, but it has not stopped. Believe that like any punctuation mark in a sentence, the pause will provide the right timing of things to take place. Till then, let us not waste our time waiting. Instead, we could be in the moment, seek substance in simplicity (that is, in what we already have), And enjoy the pleasure in pause. “Practice the Pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause, pray.”

They say time heals all wounds, but it has been ages - is heartbreak exempted?

I have forgotten when was the last time we shared a smile - the last time when I saw the glow in your eyes and the last time when you whispered an I love you to me. I have forgotten when, but here I am - writing to you again.

I do not know if you will read this or you will just add this one to my proses and poems that you left unread, but you see, I am still hoping. I am mailing the pain of us to the gods out there - hoping they can take the pain away. I should have gotten over you, but instead of forgetting and accepting our ending, I am writing about us in tissue sheets, carving about us on trees, telling about us on the back of my journals, hoping that a thousand or a million write ups about us, can make me forget about what happened.

I am writing, waiting for the point where I can no longer write anymore, for I have none to tell - but when? I have nothing in me anymore, but the memories of us - and no matter how hard I try put those to its own grave, the memories grow back like lilies in the swamp - painful and beautiful at the same time.

No matter how hard I try to silence those and put it at the back of my mind, those ring back, playing like the favorite song we used to listen. They say heartbreaks turn into poetry and that is what happening to us - but poetry should be dulcet and dreamy, why does ours sound like pain and agony? They say time heals all wounds, but it has been ages - is heartbreak exempted? Darling, I guess not.

Anne Luna A day ago
Pick a sticker to view stories by reaction!