We moved

I just want to thank everyone who visited and followed this blog for the past 3 years… now that we moved to our new home… I’d like to invite you to visit us there, follow and witness our trying hard moments towards a minimalist lifestyle. 🙂

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I will migrate and update most of my posts here and put it on our new family blog so we’ll not miss our favorite stories and we’ll try to write new posts to document our precious Memories and Everyday Life.

Thank you once again and Merry Christmas! 🙂

Mel

Last July 10 I told you about this product which I consider my only hope for my dry wrinkled hands… Now that I have consumed more than half of it,

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I know you are interested if there has been any improvement or slightest effect on me.

Well, here’s a picture of before and after constantly using the handcream. By constantly I mean whenever I get the chance to see it and actually put in on. Haha!

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BEFORE

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AFTER 2 MONTHS

It seems that there is no visible difference but my hands feel smoother and moisturized after a few days of being consistent with it. Though it promised to make your hands feel softer, mine is just not that kind that can be conditioned, but I can say that being smooth somehow/slightly equates to softness as well, but I’m not at all convinced with that. What I’m very impressed is the conditioning effect to my cuticles. Now my cuticles looked polished and neatly pushed, totally perfect for me and my small cute nails – giving them a bigger and better impression. I’m going to try it on my toes and I know that it will work well just the same.

Now to give you a recap: here’s what the product promises against what it actually convey (at least on me).

THEY SAY:

“Our intensive, conditioning cream leaves hands feeling softer with each use. Formulated with macadamia nut oil, shea butter and rosewater to moisturize and soothe hands, and myrrh to help condition cuticles and nails.”

“Apply as needed for daily moisturizing.”

I SAY:

“My hands felt instantly smoother whenever I put this on. It does somehow feel softer than how it used to be and it’s definitely moisturized for quite some time (longer than any hand lotion I’ve tried before) and my cuticles and perhaps my nails were never better.”

“I need to consistently use this hand cream especially after rinsing my hands to maximize its effects and try to get used to the a-bit-disturbing-rose-scent.”

Naturally Ageless

My ever generous boss gave me a birthday present.

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It is Burt’s Bees Naturally Ageless Day Lotion and Night Cream. It says that it is 100% and 99% natural respectively… hmmm… interesting. It contains pomegranate and other natural ingredients such as shea butter, white birch bark, para cress and wild yam root extract.

I will definitely skin check these products and post a review soon. I’ll see if this product will live up to its name and make my skin ageless. 😉

P.S.

Thank you Ma’am for this gift. You really know me so well. 😉

Is this my only hope?

As I have mentioned in my previous post, my hands are innately dry/wrinkled/old-looking/somehow-rough. Even during my younger days that I’m not really doing household chores and I’m at the peak of my kikay days, it has never been soft. I deem that my husband’s hand is suppler than mine and I just accept the hard fact… it’s hopeless. Shame!

But I was able to see a spark of light at the end of the very long and very dark tunnel… when my ever generous boss gave me this:

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It gave my hand instant smoothness; I swear,upon putting it on, I felt the difference. I just do not know yet if it will, even at a very small degree, improve my hand’s poor condition. But I’m hopeful now. I shall update this blog as soon as I’ve get to see an effect. Fingers crossed! 😉