Sunday, May 17, 2015

What is high school?

While deleting some 'things' on my Facebook account, I found this note which reminded me so much of my high school life and how I wanted that moment to come back right now so I could be able to cherish every single thing that happened years ago--when I was still on my big back pack, white socks and checkered uniform. So yeah, just wanted to share his to whoever wanted the same thing. :)

"Drama and fights. Laugh and tears. Breakups and makeups. It's rushing to grow up, then realizing you want your innocence. It's hurting over someone else. It's getting drunk and having your best friends hold your hair back as you puke, then re-capping your night the next morning (although I don't get drunk, just for some who loves to or loved, I mean). It's jealous and envy, rumors and gossips. It's wannable sluts and church girls. It's getting knocked over again and again to the point where you question if you should just stay down. it's disappointments and lies. It's those nights where you want to be alone, but you don't want to feel alone. It's those knots in your stomach that make you want to cry. A fake smile forced upon your face for so long, people actually believe your happy. It's getting back-stabbed and feeling betrayed. It's hearing lie after lie so you learn to never trust anyone but yourself. It's tears on your cheeks that you want to be wiped away by one person, the person who made you cry in the first place. It's growing up, meeting other people. It's moving one in time, lots and lots of time. It's wishing bad things onto people out of anger, it's hope for a happy future and wishing on 11:11. It's learning and discovering new things. It's hurting but still trying. It's learning from the past mistakes and it's laughing over someone you once cried over. It's getting stronger, becoming independent. It's seeing you are can and are happy on your own.

So what is high school? It's a realization you are young, carefree and having fun. A whole future at your feet. So maybe it hurts but that's life. If things always went the way we wanted them to, we'd never appreciate them. Don't listen to everything you hear and take chances, even if it risks getting hurt. Smile and mean it because in 30 years from now, you're going to look back on those years you rushed through and all you'll want is high school. ♥"

Credits to the owner who inspired and made me wanna come back to the way things used to be. Now that I will be on my third year in college in less than  month, it made me reminisce through those times when there were no reports, no sleepless nights nor rigid training--all stepping stones to prepare me to the future that awaits.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

REVIEW : Chic Nail Polish in Edgy Collection

My Chic Nail Polishes!!! Since I love collecting nail polishes in different colors and brand, I have decided to buy these bottles! One of my guilty pleasures. Lol. So anyway, the reason I've decided to write about it is to share with you, girls, what I think about these polishes from a very popular local brand known for its high quality and innovative products in the nail care category: Chic Nail Centre!

As the brand name goes, Chic, the color of the polishes are very suitable for girls who love chic-y stuff. Chic nail polishes are available in variety of colors which was probably the reason why I was hooked up with every shades. Kathryn Bernardo, the teen queen, is one of the faces of this polish brand making way to the collections named after her: Edgy Collection (the one I have and the one the teen queen was said to be using during the filming of She's Dating The Gangster), Knockout Collection, Pastel Collection, and I believe there will be so much more!

Edgy Collection in Blair, Shadow, Raven, Angelique,  Mystique

As you can see on the photo above, every bottle from the collection is sealed with Kathryn Bernardo sealing plastic (or what I call it hahah) to let people know about the collection being exclusively named after the queen of this generation. Such a fan tho. Hoho! Anyway, my most favorite shade for this collection is the Raven, the one in the middle. It's like a glinting royal blue in color. Also, it has a frosty finish, making my application a little streaky though I don't mind because the shade is simply just beautiful for me!

What I love:

  • I love the shade! It makes me feel like a rock star! (tho I can't sing)
  • Application is easy
  • Retails for only 33php
  • Doesn't chip easily
  • Doesn't stain nails as long as there's a base coat underneath
  • Dries quickly
  • Toxic-Trio free

What don't like:
  • The Shadow and the Raven are streaky when applied
  • Bubbles are forming and I don't know if it's in the way I store the polishes or the formula just easily creates bubbles (Note: I twist the polishes before applying to avoid bubbles formation, but it's just the way it is. I also make sure to apply thin coats and allow it to dry first before applying another coat.)

Yeah, that's it, girls! Comment your experience with Kathryn Bernardo's Edgy Collection and I'll be happy to talk about it! :) Happy blogging! xx

Love, Hanna

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Benefits of Honey For Your Hair and Skin!

Last month, I purchased a bottle of honey which I was planning to use as part of my skin care routine. I've been dreaming of it for like forever when finally I was given the chance to include it in my daily routine. (Like it was an achievement! Weird!) I was that eager to know if honey really works well on my hair, face, and body after reading so much about its beauty effects which was proven by so many beauty enthusiasts out there! And I was never disappointed! After a month use, I already notice changes on my skin! Well, actually, you'll notice a big change the first time you include honey on your hair and face mask! This is a serious thing, guys! Lol!

(c) Deagon Bulk Meats

I suggest that you buy the organic one instead of the raw to make sure that it has no chemicals in it. I just bought this since I can't get to find honey that is raw and organic at the same time in every supermarket I've visited. I don't know if it's very hard to process or what, it's just that it's the only brand and size available that time so I had no choice but to grab it. I believe that supermarkets nationwide should have honey in most brand and size, you just have to ask.

Actually, I was looking for a smaller bottle while roaming around the supermarket like a hundred milliliter but I failed. Since I aimed to just test this natural sweetener if it really was beautifying, I before preferred to buy a small bottle which I can already toss away if ever it fails to meet my expectations. But it surpassed them unexpectedly! Now, I am really disappointed of myself for not buying the biggest one because I am running out of stock, and I am not able to get another bottle for me as of the moment!

Anyhow, let's go to the center of this blog post! Honey! Honey! Honey!

Honey, like everyone knows, is a natural sweetener made by honey bees using the nectar from flowers. People mostly eat the honey which they included on pancakes and such to add flavor to it. However, it can also be a good substitute for processed beauty products since it's a lot cheaper and as effective (or more effective) than they are that's why beauty enthusiasts, like me, include this ingredient on our beauty regimen!

Benefits of honey for your hair:

  • Treatment of damaged hair. If you always blow dry your hair, apply coloring treatments and other styling treatment, you better use this ingredient and add it to your hair mask since it has great healing properties! I usually add honey on my hair spa treatment together with olive and coconut oil and tada! I get that smoother, shinier, stronger and softer hair!
  • Moisturize hair. Honey attracts moisture. Whenever I use honey, I feel like my hair is full of moisture without the heavy feeling on my hair. It also adds volume to it.
  • Acts as an emollient. Honey softens your hair and is responsible for natural hair growth. In fact. you can substitute this with your conditioner. Just don't forget to rinse your hair out, otherwise your hair will get bombarded with sweet addicts, kidding! Hahaha!

Benefits of honey for your skin:
  • Antioxidant. Honey protects your skin from harmful rays of the sun and other harmful radicals.
  • Moisturizes your skin. Not just it moisturizes your hair, but your skin as well! I notice the effect much on my skin than hair, actually. I use this alone on my face after cleansing and it leaves my skin brightened and improved elasticity!
  • A good exfoliator. For my scrub, I use honey together with brown sugar and olive oil, leaving my skin so soft and smooth, I don't even need to apply lotion all over my body. I also use this frequently as a hand and foot scrub and I really love the results! And whenever I use this on my face after patting my skin dry, I notice that my skin looks bright and polished!
  • Treatment for eczema. Manuka honey treats damaged skin and helps in regenerating the cells of your skin, making it a perfect ingredient to get read of those rough and bumpy layers of your skin!
  • Underarm whitener. I also use honey to whiten my underarm! Not just it whitens, it also gets rid of those unwanted bumps! Just don't forget to mix it together with sugar and lemon/lime for added lightening effect! And achieve those smooth and soft underarm layer!
And that's it guys! What I wrote here is purely my own experience! I may forget some other benefits of honey but I am yet to discover them! See you on my DIY treatments for hair and skin soon! Happy blogging!


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