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We give you a peek at the fab life of beauty Youtuber Anna Cay!

A Week with... Anna Cay!

How do you plan your week ahead?
I maintain a planner to keep track of all my engagements. I usually get pretty booked a week or weeks before so I know what to expect. These are mostly video uploads, submittals, brand events and other appointments. I also keep an old-school cork board on my desk so when I miss anything on my planner, I will again be haunted through flashing post-its. haha I know we’re all going digital but I am the type to write everything down! One secret, I have a photographic memory! So when I write things down, I kind of keep a digital copy in my mind.

How do you prioritize your to-do list with daily/weekly commitments/tasks?
Uhmmm… Depends on what needs to be submitted agad! Haha

What’s the best way to start the week?
The best way to start the week is to hit your targets head-on! I start by accomplishing tasks that would take me more time to finish, mostly the difficult ones.

Tell us about your morning routine. What gets you pumped up in the morning?
Honestly, reading emails while on the bed gets my pumped up! When I know I have a lot of things to do, I easily get out of my bed! I don’t need an alarm clock most of the time!

How do you take your breaks on a typical weekday?
I get up my working chair and play with my dogs. Their energy is so contagious! Or munch on snacks to regain lost brain cells. Haha

What’s your go to night cap?
Lately before hitting the sack, I check Netflix for new episodes. On my watch list are Riverdale, The Crown and A Series Of Unfortunate Events. If there are no new episodes, I watch YouTube videos. I am hooked on watching documentaries & beauty vids of my fave YouTubers.

What’s the best way to spend Friday night?
I feel so ‘Tita’ with this question. I don’t have Friday nights, yes I know! Haha
Since Geloy’s off is on weekdays, we bid Friday nights goodbye!

How do you relax on weekends?
My ‘weekend’ is composed of Sunday, and Sunday alone. I have work on Saturdays! Haha
So on Sundays, I sleeeeep and eat as much as I can. I am definitely a home buddy. I only go out of the house if I have to!

The Bellas would love to know how you plan your awesome beauty looks. Tell us your beauty secrets. Do share. :)
I don’t actually plan my beauty looks. On most days, I sit on my makeup chair and do whatever I feel like doing. The best makeup look for me is the one that makes you feel confident and comfortable at the same time. You may be flaunting the latest makeup trend but you may also want to ask yourself: ‘Is it me?’. And I know this sounds so cliche, but thoroughly remove your makeup before hitting the sack. It doesn’t matter how tired you are, just get it off! Pimples/Comedones do not accept excuses!

Anna’s Four Planning Tips & Tricks

  1. WRITE
    I love jotting down things as it keeps me on track. When I plan on doing some thing, I write it down. It’s very therapeutic for me! And as they say: ‘The bleakest pen is stronger than the sharpest memory.’
  2. SCHEDULE
    When I plan, I give myself a time frame to accomplish things. I like to be time specific but realistic at the same time! I also give an allowance for unexpected events.
  3. BE ORGANIZED!
    I think of the execution before I start! There is always an easier way of doing things. And by being much more organised, I get to accomplish things within a shorter time frame. Lesser effort, lesser sweat, no-hulas makeup! Haha.
  4. ASK MYSELF!
    I always ask myself before doing things. How important is it? Would it help me grow? Would it benefit the people around me? Is it timely? Would it hamper my growth if I procrastinated? Haha. By asking myself these questions, I am saving myself some precious time when planning.

Follow Anna Cay on her social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube!

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