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First The Pain, Then The Raising ||Living Life on Rapid

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First The Pain, Then The Raising ||Living Life on Rapid

I am a woman who wears many hats, I am a girl boss, blogger, stylist, globetrotter, widow, step-mother, grandmother, immigrant, dream chaser, self-empower advocator and motivational speaker. I am living in my dream life now. If you have been following me for a while, you will know this journey hasn’t been easy for me.

First The Pain, Then The Raising ||Living Life on Rapid

First The Pain, Then The Raising ||Living Life on Rapid

For those who aren’t familiar, I would like to take the time to tell you more about my journey and how I ended up embracing the living life on rapid lifestyle…

Sixteen month ago, when my late husband passed away, I was broken and felt my whole world was shattered. After everyone who came to sympathize with me was gone, and I was all by myself in the house, I couldn’t even stand opening my eyes. When I did, my late husband was everywhere I look, and I was in so much pain that I felt I could, or I would rather just drop dead any moment. From living a fulfilled and happy life with a soul mate for 10 years to the new reality of being alone; that was the hardest part. But just like every wise person says, “Everything bad has something good”. The good that has come out of losing my man is the time and effort I was forced to put on myself to figure out who I really am and what I really want and to truly practice self-care for myself. The last few months were the passage from survival stage to fulfilled living stage for me. From that moment of my self-realization, my life has been moving at a rapid and steady pace to achieve even bigger dreams.

First The Pain, Then The Raising ||Living Life on Rapid

First The Pain, Then The Raising ||Living Life on Rapid

I want to update you on what my life is like now. I quit my teaching job and became a full-time influencer, a girl boss. I have been able to travel to many fascinating places by myself, which have been on my bucket list for so long. It was a life changing experience and breakthrough moment for me; I finally figured out what my life purpose is. My life purpose is to serve and to give, by sharing my stories. Other than this blog and my social media, I also plan to write a book about my Living with Cancer and Life After Loss journey this year. I am working on becoming a public speaker so I can share my stories on different platforms where people can learn from them, let go of the pain they hold onto and live their lives with fulfillment. My final goal is, to build a foundation to help all the people and family that are affected because they lost a loved one. They will have a case manager who will follow them for five years. They can get free service of grief consulting and job training to help them get back to their lives again. I am working hard to make these goals into a reality.

Now, after hearing more about my journey, you can understand how my day can be super crazy with all those projects, activities and events and why self-care and giving back to myself is so important. As a self-made public figure, I need a skincare routine that can keep up with all different aspects of my life and make sure I am always looking my best, and camera-ready. Rapid Winkle Repair collection from Neutrogena has been the fast and effective solution that I can depend on to my skincare needs. Among this whole collection, I REALLY love two of them.

First The Pain, Then The Raising ||Living Life on Rapid

First The Pain, Then The Raising ||Living Life on Rapid

The first one is Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF. I have said this several times on my blog and social media; the foundation of anti-wrinkle is to avoid sun damage. I use sun block daily and year round. This cream has been my new favorite because it improves the fine lines I currently have around my eyes as well as helps to prevent new lines from forming. This is a great daytime moisturizer you will fall in love with as it is lightweight and not greasy. It is so light that I can wear it under my makeup and still remain protected. My skin glows and looks smoother after using it daily for a week. Remember, the earlier you start and keep using SPF products, the longer it will take for those wrinkles to form.

First The Pain, Then The Raising ||Living Life on Rapid

First The Pain, Then The Raising ||Living Life on Rapid

The second product that I really love is the Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Regenerating Cream, Fragrance-Free. I use this one as my cream at night after I had showered. The skin absorbs it easily and its impact of making my skin soft is felt. After one week of using this, I have noticed some improvement on my skin. It diminishes fine lines and visible firmer skin already! So many over-the-counter products make me break out but not this; which is an added bonus for sure. So far, I am very pleased, and I think the price point is great. I have tried so many brands that are costlier, but the results I get are not different. Why wouldn’t I go for the easily affordable one when they work the same way and achieve same results? I am so happy I found those effective and affordable products!

First The Pain, Then The Raising ||Living Life on Rapid

First The Pain, Then The Raising ||Living Life on Rapid

Today is your lucky day! Neutrogena and I have teamed up to run a giveaway. Three winners will receive the full Rapid Wrinkle Repair line that will meet all their skincare needs. All you need to do is leave a comment on my Instagram post, and tag at least 3 people who you think will love to win this WHOLE line! This giveaway will run for one week!

First The Pain, Then The Raising ||Living Life on Rapid

Photo credit: Grace Liang/@thepapaerdresscode

First The Pain, Then The Raising ||Living Life on Rapid

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for new post updates, and follow me on Instagram for all the amazing fashion, beauty and life style products that I will share with you. Of course, don’t forget to check out my Instagram stories daily to know me better as a person. Finally, don’t forget to follow me on YouTube for my fashion, beauty and life style videos. Have a great day and see you soon!

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Grace
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A Special Mother’s Day || I Got My Mom Back

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Macy’s.

A Special Mother's Day  || I Got My Mom Back

Right after my late husband passed away, I went to see a grief psychologist. I knew I needed help. After a few sessions, my psychologist was quite happy with my grieving progress, but he noticed my damaged childhood. He asked more questions and I just totally lost it. I had cried so hard that I almost choked myself when I was trying to tell him all my memories of my unloving mom.

A Special Mother's Day  || I Got My Mom Back

I have lived in America for 11 years; my mom has never called me or visited me. She doesn’t remember my birthday or any other special dates. I was always the trouble kid in her eyes as far back as I can remember. It is simply because I am a girl. No matter how hard I tried to be the best student at my school, she would take the praise I got from teachers and turn them around and tell everyone that I was a lazy, ugly, and unlikable person. She certainly knew how to be a mom and how to love her kid since she had given everything she could to my older brother, just not to me.

A Special Mother's Day  || I Got My Mom Back

Just like any unloved daughter, at some point in our adult lives, we have to make a choice to salvage some kind of relationship from the wreckage or to simply give up and move on. Neither choice is a spur-of-the-moment decision, but it is usually preceded by years of going back and forth between the alternatives. About 8 months after my man was gone there was one night I was just an emotional wreck. I was so angry because I needed a mom to just be there for me, even just once during the hardest time of my life, but she still hadn’t called me at all. I called her, but she was not home and my brother answered. I told him “If she will not apologize to me, then I don’t need a mom anymore.”

A Special Mother's Day  || I Got My Mom Back

This opened the communication door for us eventually. Long story short, after many ups and downs, tears and arguments, she finally said sorry. I also realized that my mother tried the best she knew how, but she was crippled by the culture and the cycle of violence from her mom. This past February, I went back to China and spent the longest time with her since I became an adult. I had run away from her after I graduated from high school. She became much softer and all she did when I was there was cook the best meals for me. YES! After 44 years, I finally got my mom back!!!

A Special Mother's Day  || I Got My Mom Back

So this years Mother’s Day is quite special for both of us. I got this Because It’s You by Emporio Armani from Macy’s Mother’s Day perfume collections.

A Special Mother's Day  || I Got My Mom Back

A Special Mother's Day  || I Got My Mom Back

I have had the same one for quite a while and took it back to China with me. My mom had mentioned a few times that she loved the smell. I have to say, this fragrance lives up to the name “Because It’s You”! It is so intoxicating and it lingers on and on. Each time someone was near me, that person would say “Because it’s you and it smells so good” Lol! My mom should receive this right before Mother’s Day. I can’t wait to answer her call and hear what she is going to say. 😉

A Special Mother's Day  || I Got My Mom Back

I am the lucky one that got my mom back. As I have told many people, I am totally at peace now. I know this holiday, like many others, can bring so many emotions and stress out in us. No matter what, I wish you a peaceful day!

A Special Mother's Day  || I Got My Mom Back

Photo credit: Grace Liang/@revanhermiz

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for new post updates, and follow me on Instagram for all the amazing fashion, beauty and life style products that I will share with you. Of course, don’t forget to check out my Instagram stories daily to know me better as a person. Finally, don’t forget to follow me on YouTube for my fashion, beauty and life style videos. Have a great day and see you soon!

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Grace
https://colorandgrace.com occasionally receives vendor/ brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.

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