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Get the glow minus the shine.
Let's get straight to the point: Oily skin needs a moisturizer. A major reason why you get so shiny before lunchtime is because your face thinks you need the extra dew. Overactive oil glands can be tamed by using the right hydrating ...
 
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The answer to your makeup dilemma.
Too scared to use foundation because of your oily skin? No need to worry, Candy Girls, because foundations are not your enemy—you may just have been using the wrong one in the past. Check out our top picks for ace bases in our latest video! ...
 
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Shine-free in 3, 2, 1!
While at first glance, primers may seem irrelevant in creating amazing beauty looks, it is definitely one of the most important steps in your makeup routine. It comes before the foundation and can maximize your makeup, moisturize your skin, and make you ...
 
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Oily skin? Don't worry, we gotchu
The Philippine weather is not exactly the kindest to the skin. It's constantly humid, sometimes polluted, and v v hot, too! Because of that, we have tailored a list of the top toners in town to combat the facial oil usually caused by ...
 
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From translucent powders to compact powders, take your pick, Candy Girls
Face powder has been a staple in every girl's makeup kit for as long as we can remember. Even Cleopatra used face powder to achieve an ancient beauty trend—a white face. Now, gone are the days of extremely pale faces and face ...
 
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Bid the shine goodbye!
Finding the right foundation for your oily skin can be tough—especially if you don't have the extra cash lying around to try on new foundations to see whether or not it works for you. Plus, living in a tropical country where our ...
 
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Don't be scared of oils!
We've been told that oil should never touch oily skin because it will only make the face look greasier and more acne-prone. But in reality, your oily skin might be more manageable when you do the oil cleansing method.Some commercially available cleansers ...
 
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Say goodbye to pimples and blackheads for good!
Toners are key in dislodging deep-seated dirt that facial washes fail to remove. Women with oily skin, most especially, will benefit from their pore-clearing abilities. Below, we shortlist the tried and tested toners that deliver flawless results every time.1. The organic choice. Made ...
 
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Breakout galore!
You're not alone if you suffer from oily skin because a bunch of us do, too!  Check out some of the daily struggles you will surely understand if you’re part of the oily skin club.What other skin problems do you constantly have ...
 
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Goodbye, shine!
No one likes to have a greasy face, and that is why we follow a consistent skin care routine to manage oily skin. Besides that, we can also rely on clever beauty products that will keep us shine-free and glowing at the ...
 
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Never let the shine take control of your life ever again.
Oily skin can be a major pain for anyone. When you have oily skin you'll most likely encounter enlarged pores, zits, and blackheads–but these things don't need to take over your life! You can avoid constant touch-ups, unsightly shine, and zits by learning ...
 
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Find out how you can avoid ever having greasy, unhealthy hair ever again!
When it comes to having or achieving really healthy hair, there are two road blocks. It's either your hair is super dry or too oily. Since we've already shared with you the simple ways you can prevent having dry and rough hair, ...
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PRIMO.

First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.

The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.

There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.

Bea Alamis 7 hours ago

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.”

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