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Essence gel nail polish

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So let’s start the first post by talking about something simple. This is not like the first FIRST post, rather, if you read my previous post, I came up with this new system for myself, where I do not wanna set a certain format that I must follow and kill the fun for me to share. I just wanna start enjoying posting again, on a regular basis (every Tuesday and Friday, but I forgot to mention, it might be changed to one day earlier or one day later depending on my schedule. So technically it’s a post on either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, and another post on either Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Hah!), rather than setting a certain format that even though I enjoy reading, but don’t enjoy doing because most of the time will be spent looking up for facts and details that don’t really bother me. They, those facts and details, might bother me someday, but for now, let’s just get the habit going first.

Phew. So much for an introduction. Let’s go back to the subject: Essence gel nail polish.

I have discovered this brand for about a little more than 6 months now, while I was in Frankfurt. Because I wasn’t that into makeup yet that time, I didn’t always go to the makeup section at DM in Germany, so it just didn’t cross my mind that I wanted to get anything, such as nail polish, from essence.
Due to the requirement of my work, I need to paint my nail polish every so often that I wouldn’t mind trying out new nail polish brands and color. Because we all need that color that compliments the makeup and skintone, the formula that last us for hours of heavy duty without chipping, I shifted from brand to brand. So when I saw this in DM, for the price of less than 2 Euro, which is a lot cheaper than other manicurist favorite brands, even though the size is half of what we get from a normal bottle of nail polish, I went for it.

Firstly, I discovered a few benefits for getting a smaller bottle of nail polish:

1. It’s easier to carry around a.k.a. travel friendly.

2. You could always try out different color because it finishes faster.

3. You do not need nail polish thinner to dissolve the thickened nail polish.

4. And for obvious reason, it is cheaper than the bigger bottles.

And all the above happens in a bottle of nail polish.

The more I paint my nails, the more I realise you do not need a nail polish which could last you for days. OK, maybe a few days. Because even though you do not wanna paint your nail so often, yet the polish itself will loose it’s shine after some time, depending on which top coat you are using. But if you do use hairsprays, perfume and other chemical products daily, then your nail polish color will either become darker or duller, or both. I mean, the whole point of putting on nail polish is to make your nails look polished? Lolz.

It is especially ideal for students who ate not allowed to wear nail polish to attend classes because of its size and its affordable price. An opened bottle of nail polish won’t last so long so it won’t go to wastage of the entire bottle if you only paint your nails once every week or so.

Yup. I think that’s about it for today. The Essence gel nail polish. They have so many colors to choose from and I’m sure you could find at least one that you like!

Till then!

 

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Hi there.

First of all, I’d like to thank you for clicking the link and take your precious time reading this. Hah! Sounds like writing one of my work e-mails. Because it’s basically showing gratitude towards everything and everyone. Wait. Isn’t that how life suppose to be?

OK. Let’s go back to today’s subject.

I.am.babytopaz. I’ll try not to divert too far from the subject, which if you know me, I tend to do that very often and very easily.

So, let’s begin.

Perhaps I’ll move this post to a separate page one day, something titled About Me, but as I’m still pretty new to the community, it’s only right for me to introduce myself, officially.

Babytopaz, is not my name, if you wonder. It’s the nickname I got myself years ago because I didn’t feel like revealing too much personal details on this platform where things could go out of control sometimes. Goods and bads. You could name all the goods about the internet but it doesn’t make the bads better.

Baby: Because I like to be called ‘baby’. Because baby is the pure and innocent though they could be handful at times. Because ‘baby’ sounds cute.

Topaz: There are 2 birthstone for the month of November; Citrine and Topaz. And ‘topaz’ sounds better with ‘baby’ to me.

So yea. Babytopaz.

Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

I’ve read this quote somewhere sometime ago. And I remember loving it the moment I read. Then it popped up again to me recently. And while I was pampering myself with massage yesterday, well, I thought I was suppose to relax my mind to enjoy the massage to the max, my mind couldn’t stop running. So instead of resisting, I chose to take a look at what’s going on in my mind.

It was like a few channel playing in my head at the same time. So I tried to get things organized by categorizing them, and then tackle them one by one. One of the things that was running in my mind was this, my blog.

It started with I got to really into YouTube videos last November. I started with makeup and then some Facebook post introduced me to the world of bullet journal. So I went on YouTube and start watching videos about it. Since then, my YouTube homepage is filled with makeup channels and bullet journalling videos. I thought all I was learning was makeup skills and decorating journals. But it was so much more.

As much as I enjoy being inspired by all the successful people on YouTube, whether it’s their makeup skills or their creativity in journals, I was inspired to inspire. I wish I could be one of them, bringing positivity to the world, sharing thoughts, and create happiness to people who watch or read them. I used to post in another blog, where I shared my everyday stories, but it did not have a theme, so my readers were mainly my family and friends (because I don’t update Facebook status or Tweet so often that report my daily movement). So I created this blog. The initial idea was to blog with a theme (or themes) that would attract readers, people with same interests. I have yet to delete my old blog although most of the posts don’t mean much to me anymore (those are still my history and reasons I am who I am today), some of the posts still mean so much to me (I like to have it somewhere so when I’m feeling sentimental, I could go back to it). If you scroll back far enough, you will be able to see posts from years ago.

And then, I came up with a few categorise or topics that I’d like to share in the blog; Movies and Makeup/ Beauty, and a format to stick to (I like things look organized and neat). Because people have so much to comment on everything and people rely so much on reviews nowadays before going to cinema or making a purchase, I thought I would be one of them who shares my review. In that way, I could inspire and it would sound cool (to influence people based on things that I said).

I thought it was a cool idea and I was motivated at the very beginning. I would take pictures, do makeup swatches, insert ingredients, include movie summaries, try to give every info I could find on the internet to ‘complete’ my posts and feel like a pro. But this practise did not last me for more than a month.

As I was having my massage yesterday, I thought of posting another post, on a movie I watched about a month ago. I love it so much and I wanted to write something about it. But the thought of having to look into the details (which I don’t personally enjoy so much doing it), I kept that task open yet uncompleted. And then I watched more movies which I love all of them, and now I left with more open yet uncompleted tasks.

So I thought, is that something I really want? Dragging myself to post with the format I’d like to follow but don’t enjoy doing it, because I wanna inspire others, which I can’t even inspire myself?

I mean, I totally respect bloggers who to do their researches before throwing something out. It is a lot of work yet they are determine to give as much as they could as long as they think it helps and inspires. But I need to start posting first! If I can’t even sit down and start posting, it’s pointless to talk about helping and inspiring. I might not be sharing makeup ingredients or movie summaries from the official websites, but I’ll be sharing my review on products I’ve tried or movies I’ve watched, and everything in that post will be my words, instead of some copy and paste facts which could be found elsewhere on the internet. Does it make sense?

Then this is going to become like my old blog.I thought.

Not necessarily. I just need to be more specific, by knowing the subject of my posts and stay focused, instead of reporting everything without any direction. Yes, be specific and stay focused is the key.

Oh ya, did I mention I’ll be posting every Tuesday and Friday? Because it’s important to have a schedule too. Topics would be on things that I find interesting in my life. Anything, that I find interesting.

So yea, that’s about it. I knew this is going to be a lengthy one because that’s the way I tell stories, there was even a story behind why it is I.am.babytopaz instead   of just babytopaz itself. Just imagine that.

Thank you once again for staying around, and read until this very point. We shall see how things go and there might be (very likely) changes from time to time (just like the concept of bullet journal) for a simple reason; change is the only constant. Feel free to comment anytime and any constructive feedback would be very much appreciated. I’m so excited for this. Till then!

 

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Essence 2 in 1 base & top coat

2in1 Base & Top Coat

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2 in 1 base and top coat. Base & top! Ideal as a basis for a smooth color manicure or as a topcoat for long lasting nail art designs. The special multi-functional formula is a true all-rounder. Used as a topcoat, it seals and protects the nails. for best results: Apply one layer as a base coat and another as a topcoat to set the manicure in place. Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 American musical romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos, and co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films. The film is a live-action/CGI-animated remake of Disney’s 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s eighteenth-century fairy tale. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the titular characters with Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson in supporting roles. Continue reading

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Change

Year 2017 is all about change. We have already see it coming.
From world politics to weather climate, everything is changing. I just did not expect there would be such a drastic change in my personal life as well.

As unpleasant as the change may be, I am glad it happened now rather than later part of life, as I still have the courage and strength to embrace the change. I will forever be indebt to every single one of you who cared and loved me. Thank you for being so supportive and stay with me even till this very moment. I will stand up strong again and shall not disappoint you guys. I can, and I will.

“The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” —Bruce Feirstein

“Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” —Alexander Smith

After all, change is the only constant.

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A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

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Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Peggy Lipton, Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid. Continue reading