Sunday, August 31, 2014

One Step at a Time: Be Still

Life can often be a chaotic journey. With the ups and downs of life, it can be quite hard to know how to be calm and strong despite the raging seas. There are things in this world we don`t know how to handle. Because of this, there are many uncertainties in our lives which can be very bothersome. And because of these uncertainties, being harmonious, focused and patient are difficult things to do especially when we`re battling with our own selves.

Being still will benefit us physically, emotionally, spiritually and even financially. Being still will help us to ease our bodies from the stress and fatigue we could`ve experienced if we were anxious and distressed. It`ll calm our minds not to worry too much. It will help us think clearly and properly because our minds are at a tranquil state. It`ll also help us get to know more God in a non-aggresive way. We`ll be able to grow quite peacefully in our spiritual walks. Being still will not only help our bodies, minds and souls, but it will also help us with our financial matters. If a person`s physically capable, emotionally stable and well founded in his/her spiritual beliefs, other aspects of life like financial health will follow along a person`s whole being.

Being still doesn`t literally mean don`t make any actions. Being still means being prepared, having the right mindset and having the appropriate behaviors to face any situation in life. A person who`s still can often be characterized as patient, wise, assertive, and prepared.

Life is indeed short. Time flies by so fast that one day we`ll wake up in the realization that we could`ve lost so much of our time. Therefore, we must enjoy it to the fullest and be still because everything will be alright.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” - Psalms 46:10 (NIV)

Have a blessed life.

- Graceful Mist

Sunday, August 24, 2014

One Step at a Time: Saving and Spending Money

Hello dear readers,

A lot of us might have experienced financial complications already regardless of ethnicity, gender and even economic status in life.  Financial difficulties often occur because of different reasons. Some of the most common reasons are unexpected expenses, overspending, improper financial management and discontentment in life. Proper saving and spending of money are essential to help prevent and aid these financial difficulties.

For us teenagers, it can be quite hard to manage money especially if most of the money that we have are from our allowance. With the extensive products and services the market has to offer, it can be quite hard not to be persuaded. This week, I realized a lot of things regarding financial matters. Some of them are listed below:

Saturday, August 23, 2014

How to Take Care of Your Feet | Graceful Mist

Our feet suffer greatly since they`re some of the most used body parts. From the daily walks we do to the extensive abuse of the feet, our feet are still often neglected. Great care, proper hygiene and healthy lifestyle will help you have a healthy and clean feet.

Here are some tips to help prevent the growth of bacteria and possible problems you might encounter with your feet`s health:

1.) Keep your feet dry.

Image courtesy of panuruangjan/

After taking a bath, wipe your feet especially in between the toes to prevent having Athlete`s foot. By doing this, you`ll be able to help prevent excess moisture once your foot wear`s on.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Weekly Lessons: Life, Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle and Perspectives

Hello dear readers,

There will be a lessons-filled post that I hope to consistently publish every Sunday which will be a new series in this blog. It will start next week (August 24, 2014, Sunday).

The posts may differ depending on the topic but they`ll be surely worth reading because a person`s mistakes and experiences in life are stories filled with knowledge-giving insights to precious wisdom. This series can tackle lessons about life, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, perspectives and other related topics.

Through this series, I aspire to help, motivate and inspire the readers with the different lessons we can all really get great knowledge from. Although I am in no way a professional to give advice and suggestions about life, I believe that you don`t have to have a college degree or a certification to help and inspire people. Just like a small child that plays freely can inspire adults to see the beauty in letting go of worries, doubts and problems. With this series, I aspire to convey my thoughts about the different lessons we can learn even from the small things in life.

Thank you for reading. What do you think of the new series in this blog? You may share your thoughts in the comments below.

- Graceful Mist

If you have any comments, suggestions, requests, and/or questions, please leave them in the comments` section of this blog post. Thank you.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Nails of The Day - Sassy`s Regular Almond

Hello lovely readers,

For the nails of the day, I have on Sassy`s Regular Almond. Sassy`s Regular Almond is a nice and beautiful color. It is 7ml for Php 19.00. It can be bought at Watsons personal care stores, Mercury Drug stores and at the beauty sections of most department stores.

First, I applied 1 coat of Bobbie`s base coat. Second, I applied 1 coat of Sassy`s Regular Almond. Third, after waiting for this to dry, I applied another coat of this nail polish so that the color won`t be sheer but solid in the nails. Fourth, I applied Caronia`s Fast-Dry Top Coat which dried in about 1-5 minuted. And last, I sprayed Beauty Formula`s Nail Dry to quickly have dry nails (I hope to publish a review about this product soon).

Products used (with ratings):

♡ Sassy`s Regular Almond - 7/10
♡ Bobbie`s Base Coat - 7/10
♡ Caronia`s Fast-Dry Top Coat - 7/10
♡ Beauty Formula`s Nail Dry - 7/10

This nail color`s a great one because it is neutral and it can be paired with different looks. It`s also subtle and it doesn`t sting the eye because it is mild. On the other hand, the nail polish didn`t/won`t last very long because it chipped immediately.

All in all, the nails for today will most likely look nice just for today because it doesn`t stay perfectly polished for a long time. Nevertheless, the nail color brightens the day.

What do you think of this nail color? You may share your comments below!

Thank you for reading. Have a lovely life! 

- Graceful Mist

If you have any comments, suggestions, requests, and/or questions, please leave them in the comments` section of this blog post. Thank you.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Maybelline: Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Review

Maybelline is a popular drugstore brand that mainly sells cosmetic an beauty care related products. One of their popular line is the Baby Lips which includes the Dr. Rescue`s icy mint repair lip balm.

Dr. Rescue repair lip balm has SPF 30 that`ll protect the lips from the harmful rays of the sun. It claims to give moisturizing effects for 12 hour anti-cracks and anti-chaps. It`s regular retail price is Php 99.00.

How to Use

1.) Open the cap
2.) Roll at the bottom of the lip balm so that the product will come out.
3.) Apply the product evenly on the lips.
4.) Roll back at the bottom of the lip balm so that the product will go down.
5.) Put the cap back.



When I applied this lip balm, it felt cold and soothing. It has a menthol scent to it. It nicely moisturized and softened my lips.


1.) It`s moisturizing and soothing.
2.) It feels cold on the lips at first.
3.) It has SPF 30.


1.) It won`t really make your lips free of cracks or chaps for 12 hours because you might still get them.


Moisturizing effect: 8/10
Effectivity ( 12 hr. anti-cracks and anti-chaps): 6/10
Price: 6.5/10
Total: 6.83/10

Do I want to repurchase?


Will I recommend it?


How long will the product last?

This will depend on how you use the product. Based on past usage of Baby lips lip balms, mostly it can last up to 2-3 months by using it everyday.

Where can I buy the product?

Watsons Personal Care Stores, Mercury Drug Store and most beauty sections of department stores like at SM, Metro and Robinsons Malls.


♡ Use the product at least once or twice a day.
♡ Remove the product on your lips if you`re going to eat or drink.
♡ Reapply the product after eating and drinking.

All in all, this is a good product because it nicely moisturizes the lips well.

Have you used a Baby Lips lip balm? How was it for you? You may share your thoughts in the comments below.

Have a lovely life! 

- Graceful Mist

If you have any comments, suggestions, requests, and/or questions, please leave them in the comments` sections of this blog post. Thank you.