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Thursday, June 21, 2012

My Very First Brush Set

  I never really took makeup seriously then.  My routine was just simple and did not include the use of brushes.  But as I got more interested and passionate with makeup artistry I found that one cannot live on sponges alone hehehe =P

  It took a long while before I decided which brushes to get and a major factor is the price.  In between comparing different brands and sets vs. individual brushes, I found myself buying some cheap individual brushes to start with.  But this did not keep me from wanting more brushes. =P  So after some careful thought, I got myself the Charm Pro Brush Set.

EOTD: Basic Way of Wearing Colorful Eyeshadow

  To most of us, it is not very easy to pull off colorful eyeshadow especially if this is to be worn during the day or at the office.  There's nothing wrong with wearing neutrals but it could get boring sometimes.

  I love wearing colorful eyeshadows but sometimes I need a whole lot of confidence to wear one at the office or when I'm out during the day.  =P  Good thing I learned a neat way of making colorful eyeshadow more wearable.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Freebie: Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Under Make-up Primer

  In my recent purchase, I mentioned that I got a free item from Carefreeshopper.  I didn't really expect a freebie but yay! Thank you, Armie.  =)  I love it!

  What I got is the Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Under Make-up Primer in Bronze.  I first saw this in Cora's (Vintage or Tacky) Spring Makeup Reviews video in YouTube.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Haul: Real Techniques Brushes

  WARNING:  This post is picture heavy!  =P

  I'm currently doing a lot of hauls because I am still building my kit.  Doing it little by little so it doesn't hurt my wallet that much =P  Anyway, I believe that brushes are an investment and might be one of the most expensive items in a makeup artist's kit.  Also, I'll need a variety of brushes and backups so apart from my first brush set, Charm Pro, I bought the Real Techniques Brushes from Armie via her Multiply site Carefreeshopper.

  This is not my first transaction with her.  I'm so glad I came across her online store.  Transactions were a breeze.  She responds promptly to her clients' queries and never fails to deliver.  =)

  Now, onto my brushes.  They arrived on a holiday via LBC which just made my day.  Yay!  Never knew LBC ships on holidays.  So, they arrived looking like this.  Very happy with the bubble wrap because not only does it keep my lovely brushes safe but also I have a lot of bubbles to pop! =P

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

EOTD: Happy Independence Day!

    June 12 is our Independence Day.  And in line with the celebration I have created this look earlier.  This EOTD is inspired by the colors of the Philippine flag.  I have tweeted this a while ago.  Sorry for the poor picture quality, my mobile phone camera is not that good.  However, I've taken some pictures using my DSLR while I was doing my makeup for this post.  These pictures should be decent enough to illustrate how I came up with the look.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Haul: Beauty Pro Cosmetics Crazy Colour Palette

  This is the second Beauty Pro Cosmetics Palette that I got from Digital Traincase.  This is aptly called the Crazy Colour Palette.  It is a collection of bright and colorful eyeshadows.

  I love this palette because majority of the eyeshadows are matte and the color selection is so pretty!  Each pan of color is crazy pigmented that I only need to use a little to get a very nice color payoff.  These also remind me of Make Up For Ever, Lime Crime and Sugarpill eyeshadows.  Can't stress enough how bright and intense the colors are.              

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Haul: Beauty Pro Cosmetics Sweet and Smokey Palette

  Here are the last two palettes I got from the Superb Super Sale Bazaar.  These are the Beauty Pro Cosmetics Palettes by  Brigitte who is a makeup artist herself.  I got these babies via Digital Traincase.  I actually met Paul and would like to thank him for the discount and for shipping the Crazy Colour palette as they don't have this one at the bazaar.

Haul: Catwalk Cosmetics Palette

  I have another wonderful palette for my kit.  This is the Catwalk Cosmetics palette by Makeup by Marj Sia.  This is part of my haul from the recently held Superb Super Sale Bazaar at SMX.  I actually met Marj who was at her booth that time and may I say she's so pretty! :)  I don't know if I came across as somewhat weird during that time because I kept on coming back to her booth.  I was just so overwhelmed of all the kikay stuff that I can't think straight that day.  Actually I was just trying to control myself or else I would've end up broke that day hehehe =P

  Anyway, here is the palette.  It is a nice mix of bright and neutral colors.  It actually consists of 15 eyeshadows and 3 blushes but I think I can also use them as eyeshadow as well.  The blushes are the three colors at the last column to the right.   

Haul: Sleek Makeup Goodies!

  If you've been watching beauty/makeup-related videos in YouTube chances are you've heard of this brand from the UK.  I first heard of Sleek Makeup from Pixiwoo.  This is a drugstore brand but of very good quality according to numerous online reviews of their products.  Never thought I'd be able to get my hands on these since they are not locally available until I learned of Updated Trends which is the official distributor of Sleek Makeup here in the Phils.

  They were at the recently held Superb Super Sale Bazaar at SMX where I met Smile, the proprietor of Updated Trends/Sleek Makeup Ph.  She is lovely, btw.  =)  She helped me pick the right shade of foundation and also had a little chat about the brand and makeup in general.

  After spending several minutes swatching their testers I decided to get two powder blushes and their creme foundation.        

Friday, June 8, 2012

Haul: James Cooper Jazzy Collection

  Got myself some James Cooper cosmetic products and these are part of the Jazzy Collection.  If I'm not mistaken, James Cooper is a well known celebrity hairstylist/makeup artist here in the Philippines who also came up with his own cosmetics line much like Fanny Serrano.  Not sure who started first but I've been seeing JC products at SM Department Store in the past few years.  Never really got the chance to try them until now.  Not sure why but probably I was too caught up with other well known brands then =P

  Glad I got to finally try them and for the first time I am wowed by a local brand.  Bought the liquid mineral blusher (PhP 399) and aqua cream eyeshadow (PhP 299) at the SM Mall of Asia Department Store.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Haul: Goodies from Superb Super Sale Bazaar

  This is just a sneak peek of the things I got from the Superb Super Sale Bazaar (except the James Cooper Jazzy Collection items which I bought from the mall on the same day).  Glad I went there even if it's the last day.  It was last May 27 at SMX.  I remember I met up with a colleague at Megamall to get my backup laptop for work and went straight to SMX afterwards.  My back hurt so bad that night because I had my laptop in my backpack the whole time I was at the bazaar.  But I forgot how tired I was when I started playing with my new toys =P

Will do separate posts for each brand.  =) xoxo 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

  I got another award yey!!!  Thank you so much to Natalie for nominating me.  I think this is a great opportunity to discover blogs out there.  So, like the previous award I will have to follow the mechanics to keep the ball rolling.

The rules of the Liebster Award are:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog
2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you
3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed (see below)
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

And here are my nominees:

the bridal hairstylist
My Kichay Kit
Kikay na Athlete

xoxo =)

EOTD: Thessa's Request

  A dear friend of mine sent me a message a month ago via Facebook regarding this makeup look from krissysings.  She inquired particularly on the eye makeup as seen below.  (Images were captured from their YouTube video for reference.) 

  Although it is quite difficult to actually see the eye makeup, I did my best to recreate it.  I also had to do some adjustments to adopt the look to my eye.  I have hooded eyes so it is not really ideal.  I believe this will look best on deep set eyes or those with not so droopy crease like mine.  Anyway, here's my take on this look.