Staying Sane and Stress Survival

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We all go through stressful times in our lives. Usually, exams are a blast for me (‘study’ periods, time off school, waking up late and having to focus for only a few hours :’) ), however this time around, that hasn’t been the case. I can’t quite describe why, but I’ve been swaying back and forth across the border between “life is great” and “what’s the point in anything” for a while now. I guess it’s mix of everything, newly frequent dance classes, real exams that mean [very little but still] something, a quest to constantly be constructive and productive, and a very foggy, hormonal, not-yet-developed teenage brain.
I wouldn’t describe this situation as feeling like chaos, or a cliché whirlwind. Instead, it feels more like a wasteland. Like piles of faded-brown scraps and debris littered across a desert, as far as the eye can see; and your job is to pick up each piece of rusted metal, every last sundried magazine clipping. It feels like life is one big task that seems so impossible, filled with thousands and thousands of little things we must do… Yeah, the teenage heart ain’t fond of responsibility.

Despite it all (oh, this difficult first world teenage life we live), we push through; and here are somethings that have been keeping sane/happy/alive: Continue reading

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Smudgeless Make Up

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Okay. I have complained about the weather in Singapore a gazillion times.

and I’m goin’ do it again.

For the first half of this year I’ve been coming home to see that my make up has melted off my face. I’ve been experimenting by switching out products but nothing has kept my skin calm and make up on.

Until I read this post by TheBeautyDepartment. I absolutely depend on TBD for easy, professional beauty tips, and this one has pretty much saved my life.

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Set your powder, pressed or loose (I use pressed), with a flat foundation brush. This keeps my mascara from dripping, eyeliner from smudging and face from dropping off. (25+ degrees on a daily basis!)

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