Maskfishing, the new catfishing. This term, which was coined following the rise in usage of face masks, describes people who look better with a mask. Personally, I don’t think there should be a negative connotation to this word. If anything, it is just a new realisation that these people have pretty facial features, which have not been appreciated by others. Now that people recognise that they have pretty features, they should be proud of that! This has given me an idea on how to look more attractive with a mask on! Eyebrows You can disagree with me, but I think the only person who can make having no brows work is Jeffree Star. As for the rest of us, we need brows. In fact, I think having neat eyebrows are the most critical factor in helping us appear done up and ready for the day. You’re lucky if you have naturally thick brows because all you need to do is to ensure it stays in the right shape. As for Continue Reading
Learning From the Young Us
While searching up holidays in the month of October (as one does), I saw “Children’s Day”. Then, a pang of nostalgia hit me. As I reminisce about the fun celebrations I had eons ago in school, I can’t help but reflect on the things we can all learn from our young selves. We’ve gone through a wide variety of experiences that have helped shape us into the adults we are today. As the good, the bad and the ugly become more apparent to us, we lose the childlike innocence we once had. Oh, what a shame. This void is then filled by skepticism. As much as I resent the fact that this is the natural process of growing up, I must agree that skepticism is important for survival in today’s world. Along the way, we lose many things, our youth, our innocence and maybe even the wonder we have for this world. But there are some things that we shouldn’t lose. Never lose your sense of self. It is important Continue Reading
Blue Light is Harmful… Or is it?
Lights can be described as our trusty assistant. They help us see clearly, hence accomplishing our tasks. But these trusty assistants are also capable of hurting us. How can we turn evil into good? How can we be the master of them and control it to benefit us? Ultraviolet rays It is no secret that being under the sun without proper protection is detrimental to our skin’s health. Premature ageing and dark spots are some of the unwanted damages we want to avoid. That being said, not all about the sun is bad. In fact, getting some vitamin D is good for the improvement of our health as it helps to regulate our moods. Don’t ask me about the science of it, but if I had to fathom a guess, I would say the brightness of the sun has a factor to play in lifting our dull moods! In this never-ending covid-19 era, there is already a lot of restrictions on the things we can do. If going to Continue Reading
So Why Do We Blame Our Bodies?
“If a pair of shoes don’t fit, you just get another pair in a bigger size. So why do you blame your body when you can’t fit into an item of clothing?” I saw this quote on Instagram recently and it really struck me. Why do we blame our bodies when clothes are a little too small? Why can’t we just get one in a bigger size? All these years of seeing only ‘picture perfect’ models on our screens, we’ve been tuned to believe that only by achieving the gold standard set by society, then can we be beautiful. Skinny, small waist, smooth skin. But this is far from the truth. The standards of beauty for our bodies are ever-changing. Just look at this article. It is clear evidence that there is no fixed standard for beauty. In my eyes, being healthy is beautiful. When your mind and body are healthy, you naturally shine from within. In my opinion, exercising regularly and having a good digestive system are 2 of Continue Reading
The Pain of Dark Eye Circles
As a fellow sufferer of dark eye circles, I understand your pain. For some, sleeping earlier might solve all their problems. But not for me. At this point, dark eye circles are more annoying than anything. Even with concealor, my dark eye circles are still very noticeable. So much so that new friends will ask if I am a night owl. On the contrary, I typically sleep before 12am. How am I still a victim of dark eye circles? So, I have scavenged the web and found some remedies that will hopefully help me get rid of my nemesis for good. Home Remedies According to this article, they recommend applying a cold compress under the eyes. Apparently, it helps to reduce puffy eyes and reduce dark circles. For 20 minutes, apply a cloth wrapped with ice cubes under your eyes. Alternatively, they also recommend putting cold tea bags under the eyes as caffeine from the tea helps with stimulating blood circulation. This can help shrink the blood vessels at Continue Reading