Saturday, April 13, 2013

Waking Up to a New Face

Have you experienced waking up to see a new "you" in the mirror? Well, I just did early this morning! 

I remember forcing myself to close my eyes and get some sleep last night with the muscle pain running through my left shoulder blade to the whole upper arm. That really caused me a lot of discomfort the whole night! An offshoot of the Basic Life Support re-training I attended (a must for all healthcare workers especially for a nurse educator like me!) yesterday. Well, I hate to admit it but I've been experiencing pain in some parts of my body for quite some time.This has affected my ability to do the usual household chores in the kitchen, in the bathroom and the garden. 

Before the pain worsened last night, I managed to take a photograph of some beauty and body care products Ayana Grace (my eldest daughter) and some friends gave me using my new lightbox (courtesy of Ayana Grace also).
These are moisturizing body lotion and shower gel from Bench, Dermatox Eye Cream from Hortaleza, MD, Pure Coco Oil Bath Soap from Body Recipe, Shimmer Lipstick and Hydrating Color Dew lipsticks, Chestnut Color HairSpa Sachets and Age Defense powder from HBC, a 28-day Trial Pack of Anew Clinical Pro Line Corrector Wrinkle Fighter from Avon, Wrinkle Resist Benefiance Night Emulsion and Total Regenerating Cream from Shiseido, and 5 Pond's Age Miracle Day Cream. Wow! Overwhelmed and wondering how I could possibly use them all, my hands trembled, partly with excitement and partly with pain. Just recently, I also received Clinique products from very special friends which I have already started using so they are not included in this photo.

While I was restless and struggling with pain in my sleep, and even before I had the chance of using the beauty products shown above, Ayana Grace played fairy godmother beside me in my bed.  Clicking here and there, exploring photos of crafts and culinary products from my own picture gallery and Adobe Photoshopping, she was able to cast a spell on my blog site using her magic wand while working on my own laptop. Ready to see her Cinderella? 

Here it is ----
My new blog header created by Ayana Grace
Facing off now to Garden Chef's new face... How do you like it? I mean, my new face? She was able to capture and project a perfect combination of all my interests.

Wait, there's more... she also made a button for Garden Chef. Isn't this cute? :)) By all means, you can just grab it. You may find the HTML code on the right side bar.
Garden Chef's Needle and Pen button
Welcome the new me! I just love it!

Oh, by the way, Ayana Grace is the person behind Codename Aya. She blogs about beauty (make-up, nails and skin care), and her site features beauty product reviews and tutorials on nail arts.

Happy weekend!
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  1. Hello, I just wanna say gratz on your new blog banner and button. They are cute :)

    1. Thank you, I'm also using your blooming rose pattern right now. Will post about it once I finish it and link back to you.

  2. I love your new header - it's perfect! I hope you feel better soon and that the pain eases. Elisabeth xx

    1. Thank you, Elisabeth. Credits to my daughter, Ayana. Oh yes, I feel better now after some doses of pain reliever. I still have difficulty carrying heavy objects using my left arm though. Ready for another work week :)

  3. I love your new look! It is awesome!! So sorry you are having so much pain. I hope you feel better soon. That is so miserable. I deal with neck and shoulder pain and it is so miserable! Have a better weekend and enjoy all those goodies.

    1. Hi Kathy, yes, I do feel much better, thank you for wishing me well and for liking my "new" look.

  4. Thank you so much for linking up at The Busy Bee's (Thursday link party) We are so happy to have you with us!

    Joye & Myrna
    The Busy Bee's

    1. It's always a joy to join your link up. More power!


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