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DHC Skincare Review: Olive Originals Line

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DHC is a veteran in Japanese skincare. The brand has been around since 1972 and it has several iconic products such as the Deep Cleansing Oil, a cleansing product that sent waves of hypes through the beauty and skincare industry and is now a staple for many, including myself. I have used four of the brand's products and all of them are from the Olive Originals line. It's suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, has antibacterial, moisturizing, and anti-aging properties.
I purchased a set of four travel-size products in May last year. I used the heavily other than the olive virgin oil because it was such a love at first application that I used half of it and I'm still saving the other half to use as a spa treatment when my skin is screaming for help.
My Skin Type I…

Four Straightforward Steps to Beating your Writer's Blocks

Creator's block. The imminent foe of any creative soul. Today we'll be discussing creator's block in writers- writer's block. We all know how that feels. You sit down to write one day, maybe out of habit or maybe out of drive. You're about to start and you churn out a few sentences, maybe you delete them and start again, maybe you persevere forward. Something isn't quite right, however, and you trail off, your fingers are hovering, unsure, growing slower until they still above the keyboard. The text cursor is blinking back at you, waiting for a command. Soon it starts feeling more like mockery than servitude and that completes a rather underwhelming writing session. The way I get over my writing blocks is simple but effective. I devised a four-step plan that is concise and straightforward. I like skipping over avoiding the problem and get to solving it instead. I don't want to allow my creative blocks to last long if I can help it. Perhaps, this is the right…

4 More Apps & My Free Social Media Management Setup

I've already shared five of my beloved productivity apps, and today I want to share four more. Having an arrangement of digital helpers on your phone, computer, or both can help you excel. I'm sure you already have several apps that you love and here are a few more of mine.
Bright To-Do In my previous post on the topic, I talked about Wunderlist and the simplistic efficacy it provides. I have since found a new app that I've been wanting to try out. Bright To-Do is different than Wunderlist. Bright To-Do has a calendar, a section for daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly habits, several view styles, and categories to use for color-coding. It syncs and uses the planner that comes with your phone because it doesn't have an option to set a time for the tasks. I like the layout of this app. Still, it doesn't allow users to make folders. For the sake of giving it a solid try, I went around that by creating a task called Inbox. I use its note section to write down random ta…

Your Moisturizer Might be Drying out your Skin and How to Stop It

The core of a skincare regimen is cleansing, toning, moisturizing. Acids, serums, masks, exfoliants, oils, and so on are additional steps most of us more or less depend on for maintaining the health and youthfulness of our skin or to reduce/cure acne and other skin issues. Moisturizer is often the last step in our skincare regimens, hopefully, right before sunscreen. As much as I like my creams, slathering one and being done is just not that simple. Simplicity in skincare has its benefits but going with just those three core steps wouldn't be enough for pst people unless they have normal skin. Still, even the normal, balanced skin type goes through periods when the skin is on the drier or oilier side depending on the weather, diet, emotional, and hormonal states, and so on.  Because of that, you either gotta have your holy grail moisturizer that works flawlessly with your skin no matter what or to add another product to follow after your cream when there is a need for it. Else, y…

My Top 5 Free Productivity Apps

Today I want to show you some of the apps that have been instrumental in my staying productive and achieving my goals. Productivity is extremely important to me and these 5 apps I'm about to show you make up my faithful entourage in the battle toward a completed to-do list. I'm sad to say that one of the apps is no longer available. Somehow it hasn't disappeared from my phone. I'd cry like a baby if one day it's not there anymore.

Finding the right productivity setup was difficult for me. I kept crushing on various physical and digital management tools, methods and techniques, minimalistic designs, and colorful abundant journals and ideas of what my future setup should be so I'd be able to achieve streamlined productivity. I made lists, set up notebooks and bullet journals, started looking for a planner to buy, downloaded dozens of apps both on computer and mobile. All of that took up too much time and I kept focusing on trying out all of those things instead …

11 Tiny Habits that will Significantly Improve your Physical and Mental Wellbeing

For almost every person the first step towards improving in any aspect of life entails setting big goals- they say they're gonna start working out more, start eating healthier, start this and that more... Firstly, I call those ''intentions'' not "goals". Secondly, that is probably why so many people don't succeed. They believe the vague sentiments are their goals and those are some pretty daunting goals because instead of getting from point A to B, these "goals" assume going through the whole alphabet and beyond. This is why I call them intentions instead of goals.

Tiny Habits to Improve Physical Health 1. Warm Lemon Water
Pouring warm water in a cup and squeezing a little bit of lemon juice in it takes a minute to do in the morning before doing anything else. Drinking this on an empty stomach gives you a boost of Vitamin C, providing you with more energy during the day and promoting better gut health. Tip: make sure the water is warm and n…