What’s In My Makeup Travel Bag?!

Emily Clare Beauty


IT’S HOLIDAY TIME! Can I get a whoop whoop?? When it comes to holidays I start feeling like a little kid in a candy shop and I can’t help but feel like I am going to burst into tears of excitement. As you are reading this I am actually already on my holibobs. I am not going abroad but I am going somewhere fairly far away so for me this is really exciting. How many time do you think I can say ~~ EXCITING ~~ in this post?

Of course I want to pack every beautiful makeup product I own and I will try and take as much as I can but I will have to limit myself to how much I take because ONE I am only going away for a week and TWO my makeup bag is only so big. I won’t spill you the beans on everything…

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Recap and Travel Stories

The World Is a Book...

It’s time for me to give a recap of my posts, between May and August, 2017.  I also want to take this opportunity to share a few heartwarming travel stories with you.

Top three in May:

My carry on luggage probably weighs 8 pounds extra after I stuff my camera gears and lenses. Most of the time when I take a solo trip, a gentleman who sits before or behind me would volunteer to offer help to get my luggage up to or off the cabinet.

A couple months ago, I made a solo trip from Texas to another state. When we were on board on the plane, a gentleman standing behind me said to me gently, “I’ll help you…” He did. He then turned around to get to his seat two rows ahead of mine. Three hours later, the plane landed. As soon as he was up from his…

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Forest Permaculture


How to Provide

Forest Permaculture is an integrated three dimensional design of permanent agricultural layers combining tall trees, small trees and shrubs, vines, perennial and self-seeding ground covers, and livestock to sustainability and permanently provide nutrients.

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Okay, that sounds so serious and professional.  Permaculture is a method of farming management where the environment provides food for your livestock.  Forest permaculture means that it is in the woods rather than a pasture and is my preferred location for all of my livestock.  So instead of a one dimensional, mono-crop of an annual alfalfa pasture which provides food once, maybe twice, to your livestock, forest permaculture provides three dimensional food crops which sustainability and permanently provide food while also providing shade and security for all of your livestock. This is precisely what you need for your homestead.  This creates a diverse food source for your animals and makes it much easier…

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Make the Most of Your Limited Time with Friends and Family

In this world that is full of doubts, second thoughts and uncertainty, the only thing that is sure and set in stone is death and taxes. And while some may attempt and even succeed in duping Uncle Sam and avoiding the hawk-like scrutiny of the agents of the Internal Revenue Services as they manipulate the figures of their financial reports, statement of accounts and declaration of assets, there is no stopping the Grim Reaper when he claims what is rightfully his in due time. Therefore, since every single person here on earth will bite the dust, rest six feet under and go to the great gig in the sky, people should make the most of their limited and borrowed time here on earth. And the best way to do that is to spend quality time with their friends and loved ones because they cannot take their money and worldly riches with them to their final resting place after all.

And that is why instead of working overtime in the office, fussing over spilt milk and making mountains out of molehills as they blow their fuse and lose their cool over the smallest things, they should not sweat the minor stuff and just count their blessings. On days when they feel that their patience is being tested as they encounter problems left and right in their personal and professional life, they can press the reset button, take a deep breath and take the whole family to the best Italian restaurants in Singapore or some other beautiful Southeast Asian country like Japan, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Seeing their friendly faces, bright smiles and sincere eyes that are complemented by genuine and belly laughter as they share funny stories and heart-warming anecdotes over great food from the finest Italian restaurants in Singapore will surely remind them of the things that really matter in life. Instead of focusing on the negatives like the promotion or salary raise that they did not get or the small scratch on their brand new car, people should count their blessings, consider themselves lucky and realize that they are fortunate enough to have people in their life who love them unconditionally.

Even when they stumble, falter and fall in their respective careers or simply have one of those days when everything is not going their way, they can call up their friends, round up the gang and go to their favourite Singapore Italian restaurant so that they can forget all of their worries, frustrations and problems even for just a little while. Life is too short to dwell on negative feelings like hatred, anger and sadness and that is why people should make the choice and exert the effort to be happy and content with what they have. There are things that are beyond their control but the decision to spend quality time with the people that they hold close and dear to their hearts is completely theirs to make today. Soon enough, the tides will turn and the winds of fate will shift in their favour and they will realize that the sun will always shine again tomorrow.



Effective Steps to Become a Better You

Everybody has just one life to live here on God’s green earth and that is why they should not waste the limited, borrowed time that they have to chase after their goals, achieve their wildest dreams and enjoy the good life with their friends, families and other loved ones because they never know what tomorrow might bring. One moment they might be enjoying the finer things in life while on vacation with their best buds and significant other and the next thing they know, they are saying goodbye at the cemetery as they lower the cold cadaver of someone important in their life six feet under their early grave. Therefore, it stands to good reason and go perfectly with the rules of logic that they should seize the day, get premier coaching in Singapore, embrace the grind and exert a lot of effort to make every moment count because life is too short and precious for regrets, what-ifs and what-could-have-beens.

With that said, aside signing up for executive coaching programs so that they can add more tools to their arsenal, sharpen their skills and become more competent in their respective careers, there are a lot of ways for people to turn their life around and become the best version of themselves. But some people are too lazy, uninspired and lack the motivation to get out of their funk, escape the monsters inside their heads and exorcise the skeletons taking up space in their closets. These are the apathetic individuals who will never amount to anything good and worthwhile in life because they do not have the drive to push themselves forward towards a better future.

But for those who truly want to make the most out of the coaching in Singapore that they get from professionals, here are other effective tips and key pieces of advice to become a better you.



Stay in School

Aside from the executive coaching that they get from professional life coaches, young people can get the training, knowledge and wisdom that they need from their teachers, academic advisers and professors in school. These are the people who have their best interest in mind and that is why students should strive for perfection everyday so that they can graduate with flying colours and the highest honours someday.

Stay Healthy and in Excellent Shape

                People who feel good about themselves are often more successful in their respective fields and areas of expertise. And a fool-proof way of feeling good is to look great and feel healthy inside and out that is why people should exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet loaded with fresh fruits, organic vegetables and lean meat that are high in vitamins and minerals.

Laugh Like There is No Tomorrow

                People who are truly happy are the salt of the earth because their good vibes and positive energy rub off on the other folks around them. Therefore, everybody should make it a point to remain positive each and every day by laughing, smiling and spending quality time with the people that they love with all their heart.      


What You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers

No matter how much time you spend in doing your skin care routine and how much money you spend in buying the products that you need, there is still a chance that you’ll experience having skin imperfections. One of the common problems by both men and women is having wrinkles. It can be visible around your mouth area, forehead, around the eyes, chest area, and even in your neck. The causes of wrinkles include stress, sun damage, genetics, poor lifestyle, environmental, and medications. If you are searching for an effective solution for your wrinkles, dermal filler treatment is one of the best procedures that you should try. Below are some of the important details that you need to know about dermal fillers.

What is dermal filler?

Dermal fillers are injectable fillers that is also known as soft tissue fillers. It is used by dermatologists to smoothen the appearance of the face by reducing or eliminating the appearance of the wrinkles. It can also be used to make parts of the face to become fuller such as the lips and cheeks. The dermal filler injections can add volume and help restoring your youthful appearance. It can also fill out the hollows under your eyes and even hollow places and scars with the skin surrounding it. Although it is a type of filler, the result just last for nine months to a year which means you’ll have to undergo another treatment to maintain your desired results.

Types of dermal filler

The two types of dermal filler includes synthetic and natural. The natural dermal filler is commonly known as hyaluronic acid that is mostly preferred by patients because there will be immediate result and there is a small risk of experiencing allergic reactions. On the other hand, the results of using synthetic fillers may be longer than the natural one but it is not also permanent. The common reason why patients prefer getting natural dermal fillers is because the synthetic one can result permanent problem if it occurs and therefore, the problem will be harder to solve.

Dermal fillers vs. Botox

If you’ve done your research about treatments for wrinkles, you might already stumble upon Botox. Botox is also an injectable product that relaxes facial muscles that caused wrinkles and lines in your face. The procedure needed in using dermal fillers and Botox is almost the same but the results of dermal fillers are longer compared to Botox. The choice between the products is entirely up to your preference but one product is better to be used for the type of wrinkle and its location. Ask your dermatologist which of the two products will give you better results.

 Where to get dermal filler treatment?
There are a lot of dermatological clinics nowadays that you can find on the internet. You can either go to the nearest one or ask your friends if they have recommendation. If you want to get the best dermal filler that will satisfy you with the results, make sure to research more about your prospect clinic. You can read reviews and check out the before and after photos of their procedures. It is very important that you will get the treatments that you need from a clinic that is professional and trustworthy.

How a Funeral Director Could Help

Losing a loved one is one of the most painful things anybody can experience. It is also one of the least talked about matters too. Maybe because nobody can ever really get ready for any kind of good bye. Especially if it is as permanent as passing away.


However, it is one thing that is inevitable. Though we might not really want to admit it, death is something everybody will meet eventually. Hence, being open to acceptance of what could be would help us in case this event comes.


But since dealing with a loss is a huge challenge, some people have come up and realised that may be what individuals need is a support system that will ensure that during the time people meet death, someone can help them arrange for a decent funeral.


As such, funeral services in  Singapore do not only provide clients with packages they can afford, but they make sure someone oversees the wake for the family.


It cannot be argued that families usually lose interest in coordinating with people at these times as they mourn their dead loved ones, as such, funeral directors in Singapore are sent to assist them.


These are the individuals who would take over during the wake. They would be the ones to coordinate with the family, or any other partners with regard to all that would be needed during and shortly after this period.


Nonetheless, some might still be skeptic when it comes to fully entrusting the coordination from the wake to the burial to total strangers. They might think that these directors only got business at hand or top priority.


What is not known is that these individuals are there to help to the extent of all they can do in order for the family to lessen their burden or obligations. Both emotionally and financially.


In addition to that, what is assured is that these directors are there to make things better for the family. They are representatives of legit funeral services and know exactly what they would do. Most importantly, they would never take advantage of the situation; especially, the distracted and unwilling discretion of the family members.


Specifically, here are the ways on how a funeral director helps a family:


First, they meet them. The director would make sure that the family is able to discuss plans regarding the service. After which, he or she would then help the family choose the necessities that are fit to their budget.


Second, they are the ones who carry out the services. This means they are the people in charge of talking to different agencies and making sure that the schedule is also met.



Lastly, they organize memorial services.

Part of this task is handling paperwork on behalf of the family. This also means placing an obituary on newspapers for them, too. Though some families would like to make the wake simple, some  others would want to gather loved ones to further commemorate the dead. When this happens, the funeral director makes sure this pursues.