No new stuff to review but I am using new stuff now!

Yup, can you believe it? I bought so much shit over the past couple months and yet I have nothing new to review! 🙂

But, the truth is I can’t try all sorts of shit on my face. I might break out on too much stuff and not know what was causing it. The great part is, I’ve pretty much finished my Shine Bright set from I’ve already stopped using the Kojic Papaya soap, and my skin has pretty much gone back to normal – and by normal, I mean oily all over instead of oily in some patches and painfully dry in others. I continue to use the rest of the stuff in the set and I’m planning to do so until I finish the Cell Renewal Cream.

Apart from that, the only thing that has changed is that I’ve switched my soap to the new V&M Naturals Emu soap.

V&M Naturals Royal Pearl Soap with Emu Oil and crush pearls

V&M Naturals Royal Pearl Soap with Emu Oil and crush pearls

The website actually says it’s only for body, but the sales ladies from the bazaar where I purchased this said I could use it on my face, and so I did. No breakouts so far, and my skin feels so wonderful! Not just that, the soap itself smells sooooo yummy! I can’t wait to finish my current bar of Mestiza soap so I can also use this on my body.

Yummy yummy yummy!

Anyway, that was more like an intermission number. I gotta get back to work. Today is overtime day. Ugh!


How to stay awake in a 3 hour meeting

I could never understand why, but a lot of managers I encounter at my workplace love these long, rambling (boring) meetings that never seem to end. I get subjected to this type of meeting on a weekly basis during our team’s meeting, but that’s in the morning so I don’t feel the least bit sleepy after 2 and a half shots of coffee. =^_^= I’m a perky kitty in the morning.

But when these meetings happen at night, no matter what position I hold while listening in on the conference bridge, I still feel sleepy. Take tonight, for example. I’m writing this post half-dead, listening to the people in the US and London talk about various issues, and it’s a real effort to keep myself interested in their discussion. It’s 10:30pm, for crying out loud. Also, most of them sound like they’re drunken baboons over the phone, so that may contribute to my disinterest.

And so! My 3-step plan for how to stay awake:

  1. Do something else and pretend you’re being productive. I mean look at me: I’m writing a blog entry! I’m also checking out the TV, just in case my favorite soap opera’s come on. I’m trying to remove a hang nail from my big toe nail, and cut up some of the ragged parts of my finger nails. See! I’ve done so much while listening into this endless conversation.
  2. Consume water and coffee. Lots of it! When you’re starting to nosebleed from the repetitive babble, you will thank the caffeine and sugar high that will help you have ADHD for the next 5 hours, so that you can do step 1.
  3. Take a nap. More specifically, buy yourself a pair of tinted glasses and snooze easily in these long-ass meetings. if you’re on a conference bridge, so much better. No one’s gonna be seeing you nodding off. Just remember to mute your line so that no one hears the snoring.

And now, it’s time for me to get comfy and put a timer for my 3-hour meeting nap.