Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Stay Beautiful (Even When You're Sick)

It's no fun being sick. Today I was supposed to go to Binondo for work (to help out in our bodega sale), but my body just couldn't. If I went there today, I don't know if I will come home alive. LOL. I feel like a drama queen, but it's no joke. I really did not see this coming. I was just having dry cough yesterday, and now I'm stuck at home with fever, colds, and severe cough. I have our weird and crappy weather to credit for that. It's times like this that I badly miss Mr. Sun.

Thinking of what to write, and I got inspired with this idea: beauty tips for the sick! Hehe! :D

For dehydrated skin:
Hydrate and moisturize. I am guilty for drinking less than 8 glasses of water everyday, but whenever celebrities are asked for beauty tips, they just say "drink lots of water". Resolution: Drink as much water as I can. My skin gets so bad when I am sick. The sides of my nose are peeling from all the sniffles, and moisturizer comes in handy here. This one from Clinique is good for combination to oily skin.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

For dull skin tone:
Whenever my skin looks so pale and uneven, tinted moisturizer always comes to the rescue.

If you want to conceal dark circles, you may use concealer for additional coverage.

For red, puffy eyes:
Instead of using the usual black eyeliner, try lining your eyes with a navy blue one. It cancels out the redness of the eyes almost instantly. I love the blues and the greens in the Dollface Cosmetic's Vanity Palette. They are so pigmented, you can also use them as eyeliner (provided you use the correct brush). However, some shades here are either a hit or miss. I'm not a fan of those orange and reddish eyeshadows because they're weird and they make me look sick even if I'm not. I think they are for creative eye looks (when you want pops of rainbow on your lids).

Dollface Cosmetics Vanity Palette

For chapped lips:
Lastly, do not forget to swipe on some lip balm! Our weather is so weird. A few weeks ago it was as hot as summer, and now it's raining like there is no tomorrow. Kiss those chapped lips away with your favorite lip balm.

If you want to shift the attention away from your eyes, use a bright colored lipstick instead.

Take care always, ladies! Always bring a jacket and umbrella with you so you'll be ready in case of a sudden downpour. Take care of your health so you won't get sick. Bawal magkasakit, mahal magkasakit! I learned my lesson the hard way. :P


P.S. Do join my birthday giveaway, I'm giving away a Sigma E25 brush. :)


  1. i love the shape of your lips. Get well soon!

  2. Great tips! And I'm eyeing on that LipIce. :D Hope you'll get well soon :)

  3. I hope you feel better soon dear. :) Thanks for this post!

  4. @KingKing: Thanks so much! :) My lips look nowhere like that in real life. XD

    @Charlene: LipIce is really nice, I got my sister a Strawberry one so she'd stop nagging me. Haha! Thank you. :)

    @Genn: Thank you! :)

    @Sugar: Thanks for reading it. :)

  5. Get well soon! :)
    This was some great advice.

  6. @Yumna: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. :)

  7. Hey sis love your lips and get well soon ok...

  8. Hi Helen, is this the sanuk, northface, kickers, etc. bodega sale? I saw it earlier eh. ? There's this long line outside a building and saw the tarp.. until when is your bodega sale?

  9. I wish I have a sister like you so that I can nag her too until she gives in to buying me one. LOLJK. :D

  10. @Anne: Thank you sis! I'm feeling better now. :)

    @Dianne: Yes it is! Last day is on Saturday. I will be there tomorrow. If you're going, please tell me! :D

    @Charlene: Hahaha! Why not? :D


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