COLAB Dry Shampoo: The Secret to Fresh Smelling Hair

COLAB Dry Shampoo: The Secret to Fresh Smelling Hair

Dry shampoos are a rare commodity in the Philippines. I guess it hasn’t gained much traction since we usually take showers in the morning and not at night. However, I have used some dry shampoos when I was still living in Chicago. It was a lifesaver for days when I feel too lazy to wash my hair, or I’m just late for work. My favorite was the Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, but Co Lab can easily take the cake! Continue reading “COLAB Dry Shampoo: The Secret to Fresh Smelling Hair”

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“No, I’m not fat.”

“No, I’m not fat.”

A few months ago, I stared at myself in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw.

Growing up, my weight has never been a problem. All through high school and college, I was size 2 despite the fact that I stuff my face with junk food and carbs every chance I get. I never really noticed how much weight I was gaining until that moment when I tried on my last summer’s shorts and realized I can’t even get them past my thighs. Suddenly, I felt fat.

I never thought I would have these thoughts… ever. There was this overwhelming insecurity crawling all over me every time I see the little bulge across my tummy or the slight double chin I sported in photos. The feeling of not wanting to be in my own body took over me, and at times, I couldn’t think of anything else. Every time I saw someone else’s slim body, I suddenly wanted to be them. The constant struggle of wanting to eat but also wanting to lose the weight I gained made me depressed. I berated myself every time I had one more piece of chocolate or that extra serving of pasta. The words fat and ugly spiraled into my head like a never-ending tornado tearing away all my confidence and leaving no shred of acceptance of my own self.  Continue reading ““No, I’m not fat.””