About Dustypromises

I write about my personal thoughts, experiences, and bookish fixations.

Self Appreciation

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I look back at the past 27 years, especially my teenage years, and I remember thinking to myself how hard it is to live in my shoes. Remembering this, in my mind, I see my younger self in glimpses; crying myself to sleep, struggling to get out of bed every day while muttering “ayoko na,” over-eating or not eating at all, being scared or worried or anxious or paranoid, thinking that I will never be good enough, being insecure about the way I look, and constantly overthinking every damn thing. It was such a hard time.

The worst part was that no one, not even my closest friends, knew what I was going through. I’ve always kept things to myself because I was so used to hearing “nag-iinarte lang yan” whenever I speak out my feelings even when I was still a little girl, so I never really knew what having a support system felt like. People who know me since then knows how mentally and emotionally damaged I am to the point that someone even asked me, “Who hurt you?” Continue reading

Book List: Most Anticipated Releases in August

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Hey, everyone! What’s up? Sorry, I’ve been MIA the past couple of weeks. There’s just so many things to get done both in my personal life and at work, so I have very little time left for reading and writing here. Today, I’m just dropping by to mention some of the books that I’m very excited about this month! I know it will take months (or even years) for me to get to all of these books, but they are still very interesting for me regardless. So here they are: Continue reading

Skincare Talk #1

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I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the skincare product(s) that I use, so I decided to make a post about it here on my blog! I started investing on skincare in 2015, and I’ve tried a lot of products since then. I have tried using a lot of different brands over the years until I found the products that works best for my skin.
If you’re a newbie, it is very important to determine what skin type you have as some products tend to cause irritation and breakouts if they are not suitable for your skin type. My skin type is a combination of oily (on the nose and chin area) and dry skin, so the products that I use are best recommended for people with the same skin type.

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Book List: Top 15 Book Series on my Backlist

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I really enjoy making bookish lists recently, so today I’m talking about the top 10 series on my backlist. This is going to be one of the most embarrassing posts I’ll ever do because, omg, self, why have you not read these yet?! Haha Also, take note that when I say backlist, I meant book series that I’ve listed as Want-to-Read from 2010 to 2017. I know, I’m really bad at catching up with all the great books! So without further ado, let’s dive right in (Please don’t judge me. 😂): Continue reading

Book List: 10 Most Anticipated Releases in June

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Half of the year is almost over, and I can’t believe that the days are flying faster and faster as time goes by. That said, a lot of really good books have been released in the past five months of 2021. I’m sure every bookworm out there couldn’t keep up with all the amazing novels, and yet there’s more. We still have another six months and there will be MORE. Continue reading