Haru’s Quarantine Skin Care

Haru's ECQ Skin Care

It’s day 63 of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in my country due to COVID-9. While the whole world waits for the vaccine, a grand majority of us is in our homes, trying our best not to overwhelm our health care system more. With this comes with work arrangements for us to be working from home. Being work from home has its perks:

  • Savings in time from my daily drive. Nope, didn’t miss the traffic – not even one bit. Imagine, 1.5-2hrs of rush hour traffic, one-way for 9-12 km! It’s insane.
  • I get to sleep longer since I don’t need to wake up so early – like 4:30AM early for work. My daily drive and prep adds to my sleep time which is awesome.
  • Savings from gas. I think I saved around $23.53 per week, or that’s been around $211.76 in total
  • I get to eat meals with my family. In fact, I also get to eat meals on-time regularly and healthy snacks.
  • I don’t have to think what to wear daily – except when I have video conferences.
  • With gaining time, I managed to clear out my closet, drawers, and room.
  • Also, I get to consistently do my skin care routine. I get to regularly do facial masks now!

Speaking of skin care, my holy grail quarantine skin care are:

Haru’s Quarantine Skin Care

Photo does not include yet the mask and facial cleansers, masks!If I will count the number of steps I have, in total, I have around 13 steps? But I don’t do all 13 everyday

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Benefit: the POREfessional Primer Review

Good Day! And a belated Happy New Year to you! I missed posting for say…. 4-5 months? I’ve been busy with a lot of stuff like work, personal life, and gaming. Come to think of it, I’ve been going out a whole lot less lately due to gaming. Hehehe.

So to start of with the my first post of the year right, I’d go to the product I love dearly. It’s Benefit’s the POREfessional Primer.

 

I came across this over my fave make-up blogger years back. I got so curious so I asked a friend of mine to get me a set with this primer and their popular tint in the US. And the rest is history.

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Note to reader: This is a picture-heavy post. 

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Haru’s Thoughts: My Guild Wars 2 Adventure (So Far)

Hi Everyone!

I had been busy with gaming work for months already. I guess it’s my way of an escape (aside from all sorts of stuff I’ve been doing). Why do I exactly play online games? Isn’t it a bit contradicting to expectations – girl ❤ make-up (and spend tons over it) and MMORPG? Let me count the ways.

I’ve been playing Guild Wars 2 since… October 2012 (NA Server – Blackgate). BUT! My account got banned since they thought my card, the one I used to pay for my account, was a stolen card (WHAT!?!?!). It got reversed so totally fine. I recreated my character last week of December 2012, still in NA Server, Blackgate, and the rest is history. So you might think I might be a pro at this point. NAH! I only get to play Friday and Saturday nights (not even every week), sometimes Sunday, and no-work-next-day nights (or no work day). I haven’t been consistently online – just casual… Extremely casual.

After 3 years since game launch, they finally released their major patch yet – Heart of Thorns – last October 23, 2015. And I did pre-purchase it a week before launch.

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More on my Guild Wars 2 Adventure right after the jump! Welcome to my alternate world – Tyria!

NOTE TO READER: This is a text and picture heavy post. This is also lengthy. This has nothing to do with reviews (sort of). If you are looking for one, kindly refer to the post previous to this or, utilize the search bar on the right, and type “Review”.

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Starbucks Philippines: Christmas Tradition 2014

Hi Everyone! It’s that time of the year again! Christmas is just around the corner and at Starbucks Philippines, the season to be jolly started yesterday.

 

And of course I got my first Christmas drink also yesterday. Oh what lovely day it was.

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L-R, T-B: Grande Caramel Frap for my friend, Grande Christmas Cookie Frap and Banoffie Pie, Starbucks Christmas Traditions Promo Card, Starbucks Card

And I was able to make it for the day 1 promo card. 1 extra sticker for the Christmas Drink.

 

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Lush: Double Choc Lip Tint Review

Hi everyone. As of the late, I have been trying to bring back my habit of posting. Trying and failing miserably. And I know I have a TON of backlogs. Now that the -ber months are rolling in, sales are just around the corner.

 

Speaking of sales, I purchased this little number from one of those exclusive sales. Meet my Lush Double Choc Lip Tint. I got this I think years back. This is part of my series of backlogs.

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A chocolate lip tint?!?!?! Is this a dream come true for those wishing for chocolate in make-up?

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Haru’s Product Haul: February – March 2014 (The Body Shop, Tony Moly, Missha, Etude House, Skinfood, EOS, Stilla and Victoria’s Secret)

A gloomy summer day everyone! It’s been EXTREMELY HOT here on my side of the planet for the last few weeks. And today, as I came home from work, it’s very gloomy – for summer, at least. It’s been raining like cats and dogs on the other parts of the country. But here in one of the CBD’s, it’s been scorching. So it’s very nice to have a cloudy/gloomy morning, once in a while. I know a lot of yo would trade in your Gotham City for my city. Summer’s such a perfect beach weather, except that you’re not in the beach. Aww. 😦

 

And another way to brighten up one’s make-up fan day is with a haul!

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Smashbox: Try It Kit BB + Halo in Light/Medium

I was browsing over at some of favorite bloggers in the make-up world when I came across the fact that Smashbox released a kit composed of its good travel sized make-ups last Holiday 2013. I was so excited!

This led me to coming over to the Beauty Bar. And look at my catch!

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Smashbox’s Try It Kit Halo + BB in Light/Medium!

Note: This is not a review post for the items inside, but more for the kit.

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Haru’s Thoughts: Belated Happy Birthday to my Guild Wars 2 Main Character!

Belated Happy Birthday to my Guild Wars 2 Main Character! It turned 1 year old yesterday.

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So I have been playing it on/off for a year already. Phew! More power to this game! And I was really excited with the birthday gift. Thank you Anet! 🙂

Haru’s Product Haul: August – November 2013 (Tony Moly, The Body Shop, Benefit and Shu Uemura)

Off blog, work has been strenuous. So strenuous that I don’t get a chance to post.

 

And I even didn’t get to celebrate my birthday that much. I didn’t even feel the Christmas cheer, except the sale, Christmas rush and the cold breeze. Sigh! I NEED a break.

 

And because of my stress, I have been taking advantage of the sales. Yehey Christmas Season!

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Haru’s Random Thoughts: iPhone 5 + Alcohol = ? (Part 2-Fixed!)

Lifting off from Part 1.

 

So I didn’t wait for my iPhone + uncooked rice till Thursday. I read somewhere that it should be fixed by a pro ASAP!  (Plus I turned it on and saw watermarks in my LCD plus these 4 thick yellow vertical lines on screen!!!! It gets worse the longer it is open! NOOOOOO!!!!!)

Do not eat/cook the rice. My iPhone is inside! (Lifted from Google)

So I searched the web for someone who can fix my iPhone nearby the office. I can’t wait for the weekend since I am fully-booked with appointments, and would need my phone by then. Moreover, it’s as if I’m getting more sick when I see my iPhone still stuck in a lock-and-lock with rice. Oh my poor,poor iPhone.

 

Then, I came across Burn and Jhoy over at Philmug.

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