Monday, December 19, 2011

FOTD: Light Makeup for Beach Wedding

Another FOTD! Your kind, encouraging comments on the first FOTD I posted have a good effect on me. I feel like I want to do better.

Last December 17, I was invited to a beautiful beach wedding, the bride was my boyfriend's older sister and a friend since highschool. She has always been so beautiful, but the radiance on her wedding day was unsurpassed.

She asked if I could be her Veil Sponsor. It was such an honor that I didn't know what else to do except to say yes. I was expecting just to be a guest, but the change of plans made me scramble to get a decent blue dress (her motif was Tiffany blue long with sunflower yellow but that shade of blue is kind of hard to find.)

Here was the look I hastily applied on :(

I used a sunscreen to base! You can see what face sunscreen I used here and why I like it! I also just brushed on my trusty Ellana Minerals Oil Absorbing Mineral Powder.

I used an Elf Lipstain for my lips and for my eyes, I used the Majolica Majorca Trick-On eyeshadow.

Finally getting some action after several months of non-use :))
Here is my simple dress which I got on sale P200.00 Hahah I saved a lot. Huzzah. I'm not a dress person so paying for P1,500 or more for a dress is not very practical. The shade is nice as well, the cloth is of good quality and a bit stretchy.

I'm very happy for her, we all are. And not a dry eye in the beach when they recited their vows, which was so sweet and warm and heartfelt, and especially when they thanked each of their parents. It was beautiful.

Here's a couple of pics with Mike's nieces who are so LAMBING! They hug you all the time and ask to play with you.

Til next time! I'll do better then :)

I hope you all had a grand Christmas celebration! Good health to you and your family. Good cheers, good times!

Friday, December 16, 2011

FOTD: Light Makeup for Party Look

DECEMBER -- is the month of COMPANY CHRISTMAS PARTIES! And what better way to FORCE me to wear a lot of make up is when the threat of non-conformity incident report is being waved in my face, resulting to future disciplinary actions by the company Admin. Sigh. In any case, here is the party make up look that I created.

This is my first FOTD so you can understand the newbie-ness of this. A lot of eyeliner and eyeshadow and I was ready to sit the night away! The best thing about the make up that I wore is that my face was made up in such a way that was breathable, despite the suffocating venue we had and the throngs of people that were there. I had very little to no oiliness, and it is a feat considering the natural tendency of my skin to act up when it's humid and the external factors i.e. suffocating venue. :))

What I wore for my face:

 That's Ellana Mineral Espresso Con Pana Oil Absorbing Finishing Powder and the Majolica Majorca Skin Lingerie Face Base. There was no need for foundation because the MM Base was good enough as coverage create evenness on the skintone (and also acts like a brightener, because I looked lighter for some reason?) You can click to enlarge the photo below:

I really liked that I was able to put on makeup without it melting at the end of the event.

I was able to sit there for a full 6 HOURS with only one retouch to my face in between. Though the lipstick wore off somehow because of the buffet dinner hahaha. Here is my face after the event!

And what do you know! My team won 3 awards for the Music Video that we made! Best Production Design, Best Director (ME! OMG!)and the overall winner title, bagging the Best Video Award!

My WINNER face below:

Slight smile. Coz she's too used to winning, this girl. Hahaha, kidding.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Products: Eye Stuff from Etude House, San-San and Maybelline

Hi everyone!

Today is the day you are going to be bombarded with a lot of images! New camera, hoo~hooey! ~

I'd like to present some of the things that I've been using lately, though sparingly. These are basic things that I've been experimenting on using. I don't usually go out fully made out in terms of makeup day after day, but I do get the chance during Mondays, the only day of the week when we are coerced to wear corporate attire and look presentable.

Here are my eye stuff! I find putting on eye makeup a hassle so I don't usually bother :P But I do use this really cute Eyelash Curler from Etude House!

If pink curler handles are not for you, you should stay away. It's very pink! Girly pink like no tomorrow! But it makes for a nice grip and a comfortable hold because the pink coating seems like synthetic rubber. Better that than wringing your fingers on tough metal. :)

The eyelash curler is silicone-based, so it's relatively soft yet firm. It's not hard plastic and the silicone is translucent. The box comes with one silicone extra, too.


So far I like it even for the barest thing it does. It does a poor job when it comes to staying power since I don't apply mascara or any other liquid that can help lift my lifeless eyelashes. Maybe I need to find something else better. But for less than P80.00, I didn't lose a lot.

Another gripe I used to have with this eyelash curler is that it had a funky, funky, old metal smell. It did seem to go away after some while.

My second eyestuff is the San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Black. This is a new find I had when I passed by HBC cosmetics. They still have nice stuff there so I went to take a look and exited with this in hand.

I thought, It's ridiculous to have an eyeliner that's precise like this be priced so low! I like the way it creates thin lines. But alas like all other cheap stuff, it does have it's limitations. It's waterproof though! But not so much oil-proof nor soap-proof (well of course!)

It is enough for now. I work in an airconditioned environment so the liner stays okay even after a full 8 hours. As long as I don't stay in temperatures that melt my face and send my oily face to overdrive, this is good enough for the price I got it!

Finally, I introduce you to my lovely eyebrow gel/powder that I've had and used for more than just a few times! In fact, I use this every chance I get. This is the Maybelline Eyebrow Pot that I got from my sister. Tried googling it but I really can't find anything similar, not even from the Maybelline website. Maybe a Japan-only release?

So you can see that it's eyebrow powder in kind of a hard, pressed form. Let me tell you that this is wonderful. And it's a perfect shade for any brow! It's not so dark that when you apply it you can see the powder strokes, but just enough to give the brows a filled look that looks more like a shadow.

I use this one almost daily as I have the weirdest eyebrow shape in the world. I trim it as much as I can but it never looks trimmed. Bah. I may have to visit an eyebrow salon? I dunno. I can't wrap my head around it right now, but my brows look like they need serious help. The Maybelline pot helps a lot when trying to fill in the sparser outer end without it looking like it's darker than my inner hairs.

The good thing about this pot is though I've used it for a couple of months now, the amount of the powder doesn't seem to budge! Maybe it's a magical pot that never runs out? Let's hope it runs out when forever ends.

That's about it! In the next series, I cover my Face stuff!

Thanks for reading!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Life: Do you keep a diary? Sharing mine.

 Aside from keeping several online blogs like This Late Bloomer, The Contemporary Reader and The Currency of Everything, I keep an actual paper diary that is more updated than all of them combined!

Though I have access to the Internet almost 24/7, nothing really beats the feel of a pen tip scribbling over a fresh page of paper. I have a Moleskine diary, which makes writing extra special.

I am proud I have one but it's not just because of the brand, but because the paper is just so awesome to write on. Several Moleskin users can attest to it. It makes the experience even more enthralling; especially when it is in stark contrast during these modern times where fingers are flying over the keyboard and electronic fonts, the art of keeping introspective and free-flowing ideas from mind to hand to pen and paper are almost lost.

I don't think that my diary is special or anything like that but it's enough for me to record events that I never want to forget. Whether what happened was a good thing or a bad thing, if it is something major, I write it down. I also write down some of my achievements, and my small and big goals. And also doodle if I can. Doodling makes me relieve the memories in a cheery manner. I draw mostly De Kareshi (Mike), my family, his family, our friends, co workers and people I create memories with.

But mostly Mike.

Date on 11/11/2011. Special entry in my journal because he asked me out and I didn't think he was capable of cheesy things like this.

I don't write daily, maybe every other day, and usually in the evenings when I plop down to bed, feeling fresh after a quick scrub-the-day-away bath and a fresh sheet mask on my face. I really enjoy these times as it feels relaxing, don't you think? How about you? Do you keep a real diary? What's in it? :D

Thanks so much for reading!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Book Wishlist: Einstein's Dreams

I don't have a copy of this though I dearly wish I did.

I did read snippets of this in a local bookstore and was so thrilled, excited, so at peace and left wondering. Could this be real? Is time really a circle and a mirror at the same time? Are all choices at all points of time really carried out in different worlds? To learn more information about Einstein’s philosophies and Theories, check out graduate schools online to find modern physics classes that can teach you about Einstein’s theory of relativity and how it affects people in their everyday lives.

It is an extravagant but quite wondrous thing, the idea presented in this book.

I am just sorry that the book is priced expensively for a small copy but I am saving up for it and I can't wait until I can buy.

Have any of you read this already? What did you think?