Happy 2018!

Happy New Year, everyone!

2017 came with several ups and downs, not just for me, but for those around me too.

Angels. There were many that we lost this year, either from natural processes or from depression. It was really a dark moment for many.

Cosplay hiatus. I took a little break from cosplay to focus more on myself because of other surrounding factors.

Friendships. Lost a couple this year due to unforseeable factors that were really out of my control. Made me sad, but you know? It just means your journey with them came to an end. Don’t let it bring you down. Just cherish the times you had.

Health. In general, I do need to spend more time taking care of myself rather than waiting too long and letting things get worse.

Hurricane Harvey. What more can I say? It was a nightmare. Had many damages to the house, and spent money on repairs. Insurance and Fema didn’t really help.

The good news? I’ve found some amazing friends who I’ve bonded with, and that has definitely helped me through a lot of the stuff I’ve been through. I’m really thankful for those people.

Here’s to all the stuff coming my way! I’m ready for ya!!

~SherrBear

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Update

Hey everyone! I’ve noticed in more recent years, it’s been more difficult to blog on a daily basis as I had before. Hopefully, with the app on my phone, that can change. I really want to get back in the habit of blogging.

I was having violent vertigo yesterday and my hands were going numb, so my aunt took me to see a doctor. I was diagnosed with acute labyrinthitis, which is an inner ear disorder where the tubes leading to your brain that helps with your balance is inflamed. It was no joke. I could not get myself out of bed without the room spinning. Apparently, this was a symptom of labyrinthitis.

I was prescribed a steroid and told to rest for the rest of the day. If my condition worsens, I’d have to do a brain scan. After a day of steroids, I have been able to get up and walk around ok. I feel weak since I couldn’t intake much food from the nausea and vertigo. Really hope things will get better, so I’ll keep y’all updated.

In the meantime, if you’ve been wondering how I’ve been, feel free to check out my insta, fb cosplay page, or twitter for more recent cosplay and makeup related posts.

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Thanks everyone!

Night Time Skin Care Routine

First off, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone had an awesome day filled with lots of delicious food.

A little bit into some upcoming posts. I will be posting a DIY blog entry on how I reconstructed the t-shirt for my Biker Mercury cosplay. Not sure if I will just write a post about it or make a video & post it, but I’ll figure it out. I will also try and review some more beauty products that I’ve been using. I would like to post some easy DIY stuff you can make for the holidays coming up, but I’ll have to see if I have enough time for that.

I know I haven’t posted much beauty or DIY related posts lately, but with the holidays, it’s always difficult to find time to do the things that you want to do. I will try my best to blog when I can. 🙂 Hope ya’ll understand.

Today, I will be sharing my night time skin care routine with you guys. There are a couple different ways that I approach it, and I’ll give you the alternatives I use. I will list the products, what they’re used for, and how I use it in a list format below.

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Night Time Skin Care Routine (used in this order):

1) Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser – Cleanser used for people with sensitive skin. I use this product to wash my face after I use a makeup remover wipe. It’s not too harsh on my skin. I try to use this on a daily basis. This has always been a “go to” product, so no complaints. I use it. That’s that.

2) Tony Moly Latte Art Cacao Pore Pack – Pore-tightening pack with moisturizing milk cream in cacao. I use this one at least once a week, at the most twice a week. After my face is clean, I will apply this product on my face and make sure it’s evenly distributed. Then I leave it on for about 15-20 minutes before I wash it off my face. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed & it makes me smell like chocolates. 😛

3) Believe in a Bottle: Moistfull Booskin – Booskin is a booster & skin toner combined. I use this maybe 3-4 times a week, depending on my mood. I just dab it on a cotton round & wipe it on my face. It removes dirt & oils that are still on the face. I think it works well.

4) Secret Key: Gold Racoony Hydro Gel Eye & Spot Patch – There are eye patches & spot patches for your eyes & blemish spot(s). It’s supposed to help hydrate the eyes and reduce irritation on problem areas. This product has a light fresh scent to it. The patches do hydrate the skin, but doesn’t seem to do anything else like reduce puffiness or darkness in the eyes. The spot patches does give a cooling effect, which sooth the skin. I use these 2-3 times a week. What’s cool about this is that after you use the patches, you can heat it up in hot water & use it as essence.

5) Etude House: Collagen Moistfull Sleeping Pack – A gel-like texture that you apply to the face before you sleep to keep the skin hydrated throughout the night. I try to apply it every night before going to sleep, especially with the cold weather. It’s important to keep the skin hydrated. I think this product does help overnight.

Sometimes, it’s important to take care of yourself. My mom always told me, “There’s no such thing as an ugly woman, only lazy woman.” I used to not care about skincare, but I started realizing that it’s very important. I have a friend who applies 9 or 10 different items on her face before she sleeps, so I think mine is not super complex. Plus, I don’t use all these products all the time.

Hope these brief descriptions & quick review helps those trying to decipher what products is best for him/her to use or try. Aside from the Cetaphil, everything else I mentioned is a Korean product. I’ve been obsessed over Korean beauty/skincare products for the longest time, so I really recommend trying their stuff.

~Sherr Bear ^_^

Waiting

I sit in silence, waiting.
Waiting to hear something, anything.
In hopes of an answer that goes unanswered.

I hear the gentle running of the modem.
Rumbling as I hope to hear something else.
Nothing.

I look around the room in the dim lighting.
Memories flooded my mind like a downpour of rain.
A smile, a laugh, a touch.

I close my eyes in hopes to disengage the thoughts.
I’m back in the room again.
I sit in silence, waiting.

Relationship Advice #2 – Being Selfless

I feel like nowadays, there are many people who only think about themselves. I’m not sure if it’s the way people are being brought up, or if society has changed people’s thoughts on a lot of things. I’ve noticed people in general have become more selfish. They tend to only think about themselves and what they’re going to benefit from situations.

When you’re in a relationship, you can’t be selfish. You have to be selfless because you have to think about the other person as well. Sooner or later, if it does lead to marriage and children, you would have to think of the children as well. You can’t just think that you can do what you want and not worry about what your significant other thinks. You have to respect him/her.

If something comes up, let that person know about it (regardless if it’s your significant other, parents, or anyone else important in your life). Don’t stand your bf/gf up. Don’t do no call/no show. You wouldn’t do that at a job that you respect, so don’t do it to him/her. If he/she does something nice or sweet for you, let him/her know how much you appreciate it, and thank him/her. Think about his/her feelings. Not just your own.

If you are a workaholic, and you’re focused on your career. Make time for your boyfriend/girlfriend when you get a chance. Don’t neglect them. Don’t put them on the side and not worry about his/her feelings, especially if they’ve been through so much with you. Don’t just toss him/her to the side and talk to him/her when you feel like it. He/she has feelings too, and if you don’t treat ’em right, they might up & walk out of your life, and you’ll regret it later on.

Hope these random thoughts and what not helps.

~Sherr Bear