The exercise of letting go and accepting situations that are outside of my control has become an act which demands a bit of an extra effort since I do tend to go at things from every possible angle before I’d admit defeat. What is it about control that draws me in?
On the other hand, what’s the problem with just letting things play out and simply go with the flow? Sigh. I really should switch this exercise to “being in the now.” I reckon that would save me from a headache, and a heartache, or several, combined. And I’d prolly manage to get more sleep. AND peace of mind.
DAY 24 • 14 April
If it still isn’t obvious, just by looking at my face, how the past week has affected me, allow me to just say that I was tired, haha. Out of the photos I was able to take in Day 24, only managed to use this one since it seems to be the most decent out of the lot. Yes, I did try to be more cheerful in the other photos but
I ended up looking like an idiot they didn’t turn out well, haha.
Upside tho is the photo shows off how my hair looks now. I know it isn’t as spectacular as one might expect but, believe me, it’s more soft and smooth now. I did mention that I’m currently roadtesting the ReNu Hair Mask, yes? And I’ve used it twice at this point (third time was Easter Sunday). My hair now has volume and body without the need to blow dry (which is something I rarely do anyway, haha) minus the frizzy-ness; looks and feels weightless — yes, healthy as well!
DAY 25 • 15 April
The day was a bit hectic — the I-almost-forgot-to-take-a-photo kind of hectic — but it’s a day that ended on a positive note, which I was grateful for.
You know how sometimes you find yourself in situations wherein your patience is tried but you’d simply try to shrug it off and just roll with the punches? It’s quite interesting to experience these things since it would remind me to mind my reactions; keeping it constructive, or to simply drop it and move on. One thing I realised from this recent encounter is I’m no longer the push-over as I once was, haha.
Anyway, it ended up being a fun day because I got to do a bit of girly stuff with my mom. Think, slumber party. An unplanned one at that, haha. My mom had wanted to finish her dye work on her own hair — she’s now sporting a blonde mane! I fixed her bleach work before the final task of dyeing her hair in a light blonde shade. And while waiting, I had her try the Nu Skin Face Lift package (powder-activator combo), which she loved because it sort of made her face “shrink” (prolly referring to the shape) at least, that’s what she said. Just told her to give it another try after a week so we can see what it can really do. THEN we went as far as doing her makeup AND blowdrying her hair for a mini-shoot, haha.
Here’s a look — tell me what you think!
My mom’s wearing Nu Skin Advanced Tinted Moisturiser in Honey. I had her try the Nu Colour Curl & Lash Mascara, and Nu Colour Contouring Lip Gloss in Sweet Pink. Used these with a Dior palette, and MAC for brows, powder, blush, and lipstick.
I went to bed with pin-like tingling feeling on my fingertips. Still a bit sore but quite bearable. Remind me to use gloves next time I touch any of those bleaching chemicals and hair dyes. Amateur, haha. Anyway, like I said, it was a fun day.
DAY 26 • 16 April
A phone call woke me up — was slow to get up thinking it was too early for anyone to be calling since my room was still a bit dark. Then I noticed it was raining. This changed my mood. I’m always happy when it rains, haha. Apart from the fact that it’s a welcome change to the otherwise hot summer weather, I often see it as a symbol of rebirth. A source of hope that good things are coming.
It’s Easter Sunday. And there’s rain. Quite fitting, don’t you agree? Happy Easter, indeed.
As mentioned earlier, I did a hair mask session (I swear. My hair looks waaaay better now. It’s amazing, haha) after my weekly mud mask (and, yes, I will tell you more about the Epoch Glacial Marine Mud real soon!). Before I took off to spend time with cousins and their kiddos, heehee.
I know there’s a tall list of things to do this coming week. But I’m choosing to stay positive that things will work out. Mix-ups will get sorted. Goals realigned. Better communication. More completed tasks, less headaches. Even perhaps a clearer picture of what lies ahead.
Regardless of what has happened and what else that can still happen, I have to get up each day and keep going. Just reminding myself that each day is a new day filled with opportunities to do the things that can shape all the coming days. Hoping that I’d spend at least one of those days digging my toes in powder white sand, feeling utterly stoked, because I know I’ve done what I had set out to do.
Wouldn’t that be something.
How was your Easter weekend?
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You can read other posts that are part of the #NS30 project:
• #NS30: 1st 10 Days with a new regimen
• Summer Roadtrips: White Rock Subic x the Next 4 Days
• #NS30: Hitting the Halfway Mark
• #NS30: Roadtesting the Mascara x Mud Mask x Hair Mask
• #NS30: Don’t Let the Bad Ruin the Good
• Final Days of the #NS30 Project