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Quick Fx No Shine Mattifier Review: Holy Grail for Oily Skin

I have oily skin and I've been battling with oily skin almost my whole life! Here's the good news to women with oily skin at 45+. Oily skins tends to age much better than dry skins. But the downside is, oily skins are prone to breakouts and make up slides off easily especially in warm weathers.

That's what riles me with having oily skin, even at my age at 50+, I would have acne breakout, usually along the triangle part of my face. In my experience, I think pimple breakout affected me more as I reached 40 than when I was in my teens or in my 20s. So I make sure to stick to my skincare routine daily especially in the evenings which consist of cleaning, toning and moisturizing.

I came across with the product Quick Fx No Shine Mattifier, a few years back but I was not interested to use it prolly because I'm using another product  as primer for my skin. These past few months, I've been reading and seeing a lot about it in the internet so when I was shopping at Watsons f…

Visual Problems Affecting Aging Adults Globally

According to World Health Organization (WHO), 39 million people are blind while 253 million people have vision impairment globally.

Eyes are the window to your soul - William Shakespeare I started wearing eyeglasses at the age of 16 and a year later in my first year in college, I transferred to wearing of contact lenses. I would use clear contact lenses or colored ones depending on my mood but as I grow older, I found difficulty in using single vision lenses while working. If I had to read my notes, I would take off my glasses then put it back again to view the computer and it was pretty annoying. A visit to  my doctor resulted to switching to my use of progressive lenses.

At age 51, my doctor diagnosed me with presbyopia. Presbyopia as defined by wikipedia is: a natural part of aging process. It is due to the hardening of the lens of the eye causing the eye to focus light behind rather than on the retina when looking at close objects.

Presbyopia is the most common problem adults devel…

My Favorite Online Store: CLN

I was looking through CLN, my favorite online store and I found several items that really caught my eyes. I'm interested in clothes, tops, and shoes that I could wear in the office or even attend simple occasions. Mostly I go for earth colors because they are safe colors to wear and are most becoming for midlife women plus you can easily partner it with any apparel or accessories.
Here are some of my choices, maybe some of these pieces would interest you too.

As you can see from the pics above, all those items can be worn also for after office affairs like a dinner date or a go to, to your fave coffee shop.
 Now, these slides are so comfy for our pink little toes and are suitable for office wear or a simple get together too with your family or friends.

Dying and Fighting to Live On

"Your Mother might have cancer or tuberculosis of the stomach"

The doctor was unemotional as he said that the operation to be done on Mommy would be the way to know if she has cancer or tuberculosis of the stomach.

"How come Mommy would have tuberculosis, she has no lung problems?" Margie and I both questioned the doctor. "The different organs of our body can be subjected to tuberculosis not only our lungs", but the doctor also tried to explain. "But Mommy has a good appetite and as you can see Doc, she's on the heavy side", I persisted.

"Tuberculosis of the stomach is caused by stress not only in missing meals, but you also have to understand that".

"How long Mommy will rest after the operation, how long before she can go back to work? Mommy would want to continue to work, to keep herself busy because our Daddy just died." I managed to ask.

"Your Mother might have to rest for a long time if she has tuberculosis of t…

A Rainbow After the Storm

Northern Luzon, Philippines was battered by Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) one day ago. It was considered by forecasters as the strongest typhoon to hit our country this year, so far. Typhoon Ompong, left the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), a few hours ago leaving great devastation to our land. It left tremendous damage to our crops, fields, houses, properties, buildings and infrastructures. But as early as today, the national and local government are preparing to rebuild what was lost in this nature induced destruction. Filipinos, are known for our resiliency. Many natural calamities had devastated our land, but our people had time and time again, bounced back and stood stable on our feet in the ground.

It brought to my mind the story of Noah in the bible. For 40 days & nights, it rained so hard, the whole earth was flooded. They stayed safe inside the ark and when they finally disembarked from the ark, Noah built an altar and gave thanks to the Lord. In …

What to do on a Sunny Saturday Morning

Nibbling a peanut cereal bar, drinking coffee, watching the clouds transform to a dragon, to a dog, to a Viking, while enjoying the warmth of the sun in my front porch...what a wonderful Saturday morning!
Boring? Afraid so! But guess what? What if boring translates to tranquillity and peace of mind? Would you wish it upon yourself?
A few years back, I figured in an accident, which resulted in the complete fracture of my lower left arm. This turned my life around 180 degrees. 
It was a rainy day after Christmas and normally, I don't go to work, right after Christmas. On that fateful day when I woke up, I was in a hurry to get to work. I was almost at the door when I remembered to stuff some bills inside my bag. Behind the window of the car, the clouds were starkly dark and it started raining hard. I felt gloomy just like the weather and I continued praying the rosary as I usually do while riding to work. When I boarded off the car, while the rain continues to pelt, I ran inside th…

You Just Have to be Still

Have you observed people, who are always on the go? These are the people whose walks look like a run. Their strides are brisk and long, it seems like they are always late for their rides or appointments. They talk fast too when they open their mouths, they can't keep them shut and if you're the listener, you have to hang on to their every word, so as not to miss a thing. These are the people who are always in a hurry, even their thoughts get traffic inside their head, so many things are going on inside their mind and they just can't be still. Are you one of these people? Raise your hand. One hand is raising and that's my hand.
That's me alright. Most of the time, I just can't be still. I am doing my work and in the middle of it, it seems like it's a dead end. I would research about it, spent countless hours or even days, reading and studying all available materials about it. I'd be in front of the computer, almost mindless of the time and before I knew…

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Early this morning I was tending a pot of plant and it was blooming with flowers. I was watering it and the famous phrase "bloom where you are planted" popped into my mind. Now, as we midlife women trudged on the other half of our life, we too can bloom or rather continue to bloom and achieve to age gracefully in midlife.

Never let anything or anyone let us think otherwise. A week back during one of our coffee breaks, the topic of age was blurted out. Some are hesitant to mention their age, there are banterings of age guessing, while I, proudly said aloud, I am 52. I added, if you didn't reach that age, you're probably 6 feet below the ground.
That conversation somehow touched a dismal chord in me. Not because, I was insecure about my age, quite the opposite, in fact, I am proud of my age, but it is brought by the realization that younger people do value youth.
While it's only a passing musing of heralding youth, I want to bring forth that indeed life begins onc…