Men’s Floral Bomber Jacket: Bershka | Knot-waist Top: Topshop | Skirt: Zara | Bag: Balenciaga (same as here) | Sneakers: Kate Spade x Keds | Bangles: Hermes, Cartier | Watch: Gucci
Weekends are holy to me. I allocate weekends for my family, cat, my own hobbies, and my friends. As much as possible, I try not to touch work on these days and I focus on “me”: catching up on some sleep, relaxing, and practically not worrying about anything beyond myself. I think it’s only fair considering I’ve been working for more than 12 hours a day this past two weeks.
Yes, I’ve been quite busy and my stress levels are off the roof, but I’m not bitching about it (or at least, I try not to). In the span of just a few days, my patience and my sanity has been tested so many times–I’m actually proud that I haven’t cracked yet. In fact, I’ve grown so much emotionally and I’ve come out stronger. Embracing the struggle and partaking in real perseverance has taught me to be a better person. When things seemingly become too difficult to handle, I revert back to St. Benedict’s rule: Ora et Labora or simply put: prayer and work, in Latin. The two can be complementary, if you glorify your hard work.
But of course, I’m a firm believer of work-life balance. The two should be separate, even if the line delineating them both is quite thin. There is a proper mindset in the office and there is a proper mindset at home; the two can overlap ever so often but when it doesn’t have to, don’t let it. I want to keep my dedication for my work healthy–not overwhelming and unreasonable. So on weekends, I make do with my activities and I try to avoid anything related to my work (if I can help it, at least). I disregard work emails (unless they’re urgent) and I try not to wear corporate clothes at all. This outfit was a product of that viewpoint… everything was basically as casual as it can get. Here are some more photos:
Like most people, stress endured from overtime work, manifests on my face. It can’t be helped, I’m only human. My skin becomes extremely dry, I get eyebags, the perpetual dark circles around my eyes become all the more apparent, I start getting pimples along my hairline, and finally… my skin turns dull. I’ve always prided myself in having glowing skin; sure, I never thought that I was poreless but my skin texture was smooth and always even. However, given my lack of sleep, my skin has lost its lustre. Perhaps I lack enough time and nutrients to allow my skin cells to replenish and regenerate. So last month, I took the proactive step to remedy this–I don’t ever want to be described as someone with “grey” skin… I can take being haggard on the inside, just not on the outside. I don’t want to age unnaturally and I don’t want to look too weary. I am young, I’m on the go, and I have to exude it! Upon the recommendation of JL’s nurse, I decided to take Metathione–though she warned me, since I’m already fair, it might not lighten my skin but it will give me back my youthful glow.
I’m finally done with my first bottle and though there is no noticeable difference when it comes to my skin tone, I’m told that I’m a shade lighter. Of course, this is taking into consideration that I do early morning runs. On top of that, I’ve regained that “glowing sheen” and have noticed that dark spots on my face brought about by healing pimples are quick to disappear. Although it is important to note that other glutathione brands offer the same effects but what sets Metathione apart is that it’s a master anti-oxidant that addresses your concern for aging and wavering immune system. To learn more about their products, follow them on facebook or check their website out.
Here’s a photo set of my selfies taken from when I was taking the brand:
Since it’s still October, I am giving away a “Swap Watch” set from Tomato worth 1,600! It’s a rubberized swap that’s perfect for casual wear, with interchangeable straps! Here’s how you can join:
- Like the Konichiwear Facebook page and Tomato Facebook page
- Follow me and tomato on instagram
- Follow me on twitter
- Include your name, your email address, and comment doneSee! Pretty simple, right?