Saturday, October 8, 2016

It's Been A Long Time... (+Rilakkuma x A'Pieu BB Cushion!)

Internet has been acting up...

This isn't a beauty post or anything... to be quite honest, I think I should seriously remove that Beauty section on my navigation. Although I'm fond of ~beauty~, I'm more concerned with having good skin rather than make-up / techniques or whatnot. A huge part of my investment is going to my dermatologist and great skin care products rather than make-up in and of itself. That, and also because I'm a bit lazy (and I don't care about what anyone thinks. Good sleep > any high coverage foundation any day).

Right now, it's 1:30 AM. I finished reading on my bed and was feeling groggy when new orders from my Storenvy popped up. Even as I was exhausted, I pushed myself out of bed after finishing a chapter and did my job. My Mom arrived shortly after from a get together and we got to talk. This isn't really an interesting post, but... I am learning about myself in these little events. Who am I right now will not be the same person in 1 year. In 1 year, someone else might be doing these menial jobs for me. In 1 year, HC will have her own branch. So I write this to remember in order to remember this in the future. It will surely help plant my feet on the ground irregardless of what may happen. Surely, success is for me.

My heart aches because I long for so much people. But as I was taught, sometimes, you just have to forge ahead. At the start of HC or whenever I'd backslide to my good ol' depressing self, Hans would tap the bottom of my spine and tell me to stand-up straight and continue with my work. Every time, we'd do a get together and I wanted to rehash the past, he'd push my chin up and to carry on. Due to this, I was able to bounce back from the events of last year. Even when I had anxiety attacks, I continued to plan, work and study.

To learn to continue even when there is adversity is something I only recently learned. I wish I started earlier is my only regret. If only, if only, if only.  Even if my hands were shaking, I continued my projects and my business plan. It seems as if it was so long ago but really, I only started a few months back. My life has changed drastically, and I get out of bed feeling so eager to start and learn. To just absorb everything I can and maybe apply it to HC as well.

I know I can't bring back the past. I've caused a lot of people hurt and pain. So the least I can do to my younger self who didn't know better then is give her justice so she can have a brighter future. I always think about my younger self so much. If I'm taking my current self for granted then I can surely at least have some form of empathy to the Mika of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. I carry her with me. I carry the journals she wrote then with me, so I can find a way to give her the life she deserves. And that's what I'll do and continue to do. I won't let anyone stop me.

I bet you're all, "WTF! I CAME HERE FOR A GOOD TIME!" 

Well, deal with it.

I purchased this cushion online at Shoppee~ I was going to purchase it from Althea but they didn't have the CoD option so I couldn't get one in time! When they restocked, they only had the colour #21 and though my skin does oxidise, it would still be too light! Thankfully, it came with a refill (YAAAAAAAAAAS!) and another sponge. *phew*

I love Rilakkuma so much. If you've been following me for awhile, you'd know that I've had the hots for this bear for years now. The cushion has a fairly simple design, but it's cute and portable. It's not as sleek as the Maybelline BB cushion I bought from Tokyo. However, it's adorable and unique so I don't mind carrying it around with me everywhere!

A lot of people don't like cushion foundations as they're ~unsanitary~ or expensive. But I'm assuming they're speaking of the Western BB cushions? Personally, I love the asian BB cushions and they're a huge lifesaver! Sometimes, I don't like applying make-up or just don't consider it at all for most days. But, I do love being able to apply make-up everywhere and cushions have great coverage. Do note that my skin is in great condition so, yeah... I don't really need that much to begin. 

I honestly love this so much! Even the sponge has Rilakkuma on it!

This isn't a review so I'll stop here! I want to get more BB cushions with different characters~ > w < I love cute things so much, and it's so much fun to get to use every day items with your favourite characters on them!