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Been Stress

Things at home has been hectic, that's mainly the reason why I haven't been posting at all.  Both of my in-laws are in the rehab center.  My typical days are taking care of my daughter and juggling going in to the rehab center to help them during the evenings.  It's been really stressful and tiring that each day I just want to give up.  I've been mentally and physically stress that I don't really have my own time to do my own things.  I miss going to the gym, I miss going out with friends etc.  I miss traveling and certainly I'm in need of a vacation for myself to recuperate.  There are times I even get stress out over little things, so right now I'm sorry for the lack of beauty post or my daily life expedition in the heart of NYC. Please bare with me at the moment till things settle down and thank you!    

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Having a hard time accepting my Weight Issue...


I wished I could have documented my weight lost journey throughout the way. I wish I could had taken pictures of this journey, unfortunately I didn't. I felt ashamed of looking back at the old photos. There were many times that I wasn't in tiptop shape, I was embarrassed to take pictures with my family during special events. I'd rather be behind the lens and take pics of my daughter and my husband.  I was extremely self-conscious and was literally in tears when trying on new clothes that doesn't flatter me at all. 

Shopping for clothes was extremely hard with my height and having an apple shape body.  I really buried myself with food and allowed myself to let go, not realizing how much damage I was doing to my body.  Food was my only source of comfort that I can confide into by making my worries go away. I told myself to try to change by eating less and moving more, but nothing happens and I ended eating more. 

I was left hopeless and frustrated and there were times I got jealous of people who had the perfect body and looked good on anything they wore. But I realized it has nothing to do my weight, I could have embraced and be proud of it and invest more time of finding clothes that can flatter me.  My self- consciousness made me afraid of myself.  But after my lost weight journey, I learned a valuable lesson to embrace myself and love myself more even when I'm not in perfect shape.  

Embrace yourself for who you are.  Don't always feel pressure that you have to change to look good, change that you want to be healthy that's the most important factor.  Change when you are ready, there's no timeline that you have to change at a certain time. I changed to live healthier, I changed to set a good example for my family in eating healthier. 

Hope this helps you in some ways to give you the strength battling with weight issue...

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Travel: London


I'm back from traveling and I wish my trip could have been longer like a couple of weeks.  I got the opportunity to explore London. I got to visit the major sites like the London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace.  Each of these attractions are extremely busy, so we didn't stay for a long time there. With a short amount of time my family and I explored this city on our own.  London is very easy to get around, with their underground system it's pretty simple and fast to get to certain destinations. I wish I could have done shopping there, but everything in London are expensive. Hopefully I could revisit London again in the future, but I think this city is very simple.  I think Italy and Japan are my still favorite destination, where I still reminiscence of wanting to revisit again.  



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Influenster Posh Vox Box



It's been a while that I have received an Influenster Vox Box.  The last time I received was through a contest of living proof box, which took forever to receiving it.  I was totally surprised that I was receiving this box with out any notification.  I was totally blown away how much goodies in this box,  this is one of the best box I have ever received so far. 

Some of the following products I have received in this box are:

BROWFOOD Aqua Brow Powder + Pencil Duo - $25
No-touch-ups required. A revolutionary, power-to-cream eyebrow powder & pencil duo to effortlessly fill-in and define brows that will last all day, without fading.

Sigma Beauty

The Aura Powder Blush - $19 
Nymphaea is a versatile all-over face powder draws out natural contours in a majestic subtle coral shade.  Use with the Sigma Beauty F40 Large Angled Contour brush to lightly warm up the skin.

The F40 Large Angled Contour Brush - $23 
The F40 Large Angled Contour Brush features a fluffy, angled brush head perfect for a natural effect bronzer or blush.  Wear Sigma Beauty Aura Powder in shade Nymphaea for all-over diffused warmth.

Exclusive Offer
Use Code: PRESTIGE10 to receive $10 off any purchase of $50 or more at SigmaBeauty.com

Julep Boost Your Radiance Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil - $36
A reparative "wonder booster" that leaves all skin types radiant and hydrated. Prevents and repairs the appearance of fine lines and hyper-pigmentation while regulating oil production.

AQUIS Hair - $30 - $45 (all versions available on Sephora.com)
Hair Towel made from exclusive, ultra light "Aquitex" drying technology. Rapidly dries hair to damp stage without heat or roughing up hair. Cuts hair drying and blow drying time by 50%.

Ouidad 
 
Advanced Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo - $22 (8.5 oz) 
Frizz Defense starts in the shower with our sulfate-free shampoo, which gently cleanses and respects your curls' natural protective barrier.  Create the perfect frizz-free foundation without stripping moisture to enhance curls' shape and shine.

Advance Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner - $24 (8.5 oz)
Active crave moisture.  Without proper hydration, they'll try to take it from the atmosphere, raising the cuticle and causing frizz.  Stop frizz before it starts by infusing your curls with our advanced blend of rich emollients.  Our cocktail of Shea & Murumuru Butters, plus Ceramides, repairs and moisturizes every curl from root to end.

Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift - $65 
Active cooling cream-gel masque energizes skin to reduce visible signs of stress. High-performance formula minimizes the appearance of puffiness and dark circles.  Increases skin luminosity, lifts the eye area and helps restore skin barrier integrity.
 
I'm really excited in trying these products.  I will do each review on the products I have received for this box, please look for more reviews in the upcoming days.

Did you received this Posh Vox Box?  What do you think of it? 

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Lavender Festival

Recently my family and I took a trip to this event called Lavender Festival in Maryland.  This has always been on my bucket list to visit a Lavender Festival.  Although, I always wanted to visit a whole field of Lavender somewhere in Europe France, but this is close enough. The weather didn't really cooperate for us, it was cloudy but we did manage to take some nice picture. It was very nice and relaxing just to go on a short road trip just to rest up.  Here's some pictures of my family and I, the field simply looks so purple and gorgeous. Unfortunately, my schedule has been so busy that's why I haven't been posting regularly anymore. My oldest daughter is graduating from 5th grade and I can't believe she's growing up super fast. I hope to blog more whenever I have the time around...


I hope you all have a wonderful summer!    

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