Saturday, July 30, 2011

Creativity Flows...

One of the things I love about being a makeup artist is how I get to express myself through my work. Recently i had 2 photoshoots (2 days aprt) and the photographers & the models really did gave me my freedom to let the creative mind flow.

Honestly I am hesitant to show this on my blog, since I keep other online portfolio like MM, Carbonmade and My FB Fan Page. I have tweeted pictures of some of these, and my tweeter friend Kay of @babeedoll89  were chatting about posting and sharing these here too. Hmm..why not! As long as I don't get you bored right?

Sunday shoot is a meet-up of LA and OC Fashion Photographers.
makeup and hair by me, pic taken from my iphone ;)
Photo by Brian Barreto

Photo by Gregory Moore

Wednesday shoot is a project with my team mates, this is our first TFP shoot after our last Playboy gig.

makeup by me, hair by LeAnne Hare , photo taken from iphone
Photo by Micah O'Hair

Photo by Micah O'Hair

 I posted more of pictures in my Facebook Fan Page ( Like and befriend me there too!) and also on my links on the side--->>>>

Hope you like what I shared today. :) Feel free to comment, ask, suggest or anything. ;)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

FOTD: Yes dear Violet, she smokes...

Yesterday morning seems to be a gloomy one for July. I have a photoshoot scheduled in the afternoon and I made it a habit to always have my own makeup done--or at least a well made-up set of eyes--  before heading to the shoot.

me and my cute goofy nephew, he is 3 years old and whenever somebody asks him what is his Auntie is doing he will say "makeup". LOL.

I'm wearing MAC Studio Fix Powder + Foundation and used MAC MSF in Dark for contour, underye concealed using MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW25 before powder foundation.

For my eyebrows I brushed in WnW Lip Pencil in Berry Red and filled in with Maybelline Eyebrow Powder in Dark Brown -. (It's okay, the red lip pencil did not complained at all, LOL)

After applying UDPP all-over my eyelid, I used Milani Color Brilliance Eye Pencil 
in Purple as base color.  I used the 2 middle colors of the WnW Lust Palette, the matte 
warm violet one on my lid and lower lashline, and the shimmery dark steel gray on my crease. 
Eyes tightlined with Prestige Waterproof Eyeliner , and made a winged line 
using Milani Eyetech Liquid Eye Liner.. Lashes curled and brushes 
with MAC Zoomlash Mascara I also used Select Lash 747s. 
 Cheeks are happy with Smashbox Trio blush in Close-up.
I lined my lips with NYX Lip Pencil in Fushcia
and dabbed with Sally Hansen Lip Inflation clear gloss.

Do you like it? ;) Hope you do!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

FOTD: Very Light & MAC Haul

Today I woke up early. I do not know where the energy is coming from but I am glad that I am not forcing myself to get outta bed. I hope for it to happen again. 

I can soo feel summer here in Cali. It's beautiful outside. I have a lot in my To-Do List and I plan to finish them all. Yeba! So I made this very light so I do not have to retouch eyeliners. ;) I eyes tend to water when sun hits them directly. Its so simple and so wearable.

I used Inglot eyeshadows #362, #397, #419 over UDPP, lined with MAC Blacktrack fluidline, eyelashes curled then 2 coats of MAC Zoomlash.
I have mix of MAC Tippy & Gleeful on my cheeks, lined my lips with
NYX Lip Pencil in Mauve then painted with MAC Spiceflower.

and i happen to play with my pics (pic below)

We also went to the mall today to have my ring resized.  I tried hard to avoid Mac, but I heard he called me. I swear, LOL. So knowing myself, I gave in. Here's what I got.

Some are for my kit and some are for me.
I am lucky to be in Cali and work as MUA and get my discount on almost every brand, but one problem is getting the money to spend on makeup that I just WANT. 
Hmmm... I might have to stick to my NEED List next time...
Hey I deserve this, right?  LOL.

Oh my heart melted - a fellow blogger's sweet surprise

Last Tuesday Jackee of NeedAMakeupFix commented on my Gotta Love Paint post about her giving me cool awards on her blog... Oh my heart melted! After less a month of blogging I gained friends, won a nail polish and now given an award? OK how sweet and cool is that?

These are the awards she gave me ;)

Thank you Jackee for giving me this awards and letting me know my blog is read (lol) and fellow beauties like you would like to know more about me.

I believed she summarized all the questions that goes with the awards. Here is how it works:

1. Thank the person that gave you the awards, and link back to them.
2. Post seven things about yourself.
3. Pass the love to 15 bloggers.
4. Let them know they receive an award.

Seven Things About Me:
1. I am married 5 years now to my childhood sweetheart after our 8 years of long distance relationship.
2. I am nocturnal, cannot wake up early ;( butI still try.
3. I cannot reach my toes --- never ever.
4. I am a licensed secondary education teacher back home (Philippines).
5. Mint Chocolate Ice Cream makes me dizzy and high. LOL.
6. It doesn't bother me if people stare at me when I have a full makeup on.
7. I look exactly like my Mom - (she have no choice-LOL).

Name your favorite colour: Hot Pink and Black
Name your favorite song: Amy Winehouse's F*** Me Pumps
Name your favourite dessert: I am really not into dessert, only when I'm tripping then it's gotta be Ice Cream.
What pisses you off: Well not really pisses me but irritates me - Ladies who put their bags/purses on the floor.
When you’re upset, you: I tend to raise eyebrows, pout my lips,  roll my eyeballs and not talk.
Your favourite pet: I do not have any with me right now.
Black or white? Black.
Biggest fear: Getting drowned.
Best feature: I am not sure but I guess my eyes.
Everyday attitude: GlamRock.
What is perfection: Getting to do the thing you always love and love ones are supporting you on it and happy for you.
Guilty pleasure: making makeup purchases included as fixed necessity in our monthly budget - a thing that is mutually agreed upon by me and my husband.

Award to 15 Bloggers: 
I know a lot of bloggers have gotten this award already. If you have done answering the same questions above please do let me know by sharing a link in the comment page (and I'll put it behind your name below). 

Luv ya, you know. LOL

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I won! I won!

When I started this blog it is the same time I get back being active on Beautylish and on Twitter. I also began following bloggers whose blogs I have been reading even before I decided that I wanna be blogging too. 

One of them is Michelle of BeautyBesties. I enjoy her post regarding polishes and
love the information she gladly shares. 

That week she was having a giveaway of Sally Hansen Salon Effects and she will choose one winner from her twitter followers and one for her blog followers. And, I am that one lucky twitter follower! 

Here's what I got:

I got the one in Ay, Ay, Captain! the stripes wanna make me go on a cruise! I am so excited trying this on. I've seen it in stores but always hesitant to buy.

Thank you so much Michelle for sharing a wonderful product. If you lovelies haven't followed her yet here is the link for her beauty blog and also follow her on twitter @beautybesties.

Ay, Ay Girlies! ;)

*** Yesterday I was tweeting with Penelope_Amor and she got this amazing trio for WnW. Geesh 
I told myself I need to find so right after work I went to CVS but had no luck, but I got this babies: 

How I Met Your Magenta (pink) and Silvivor (silver)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

More Crack..... - China Glaze Crackle Set

Hi beauties! ;) Hope you are all had a good tuesday.
I know almost everybody here have this already and I am late. ;(
Please do hear my story below. :)
i love safe packagings ;)

This box was waiting for me at work today. I am very excited to see the set of China Glaze Crackle Polish hubby ordered for me from Amazon last saturday morning. I did a melodrama on how this trend almost passed me because I am so concentrated on building my freelance kit that I stopped buying nail polish and that I am being left-out and so on. It works! Try it. Lol.

Here's what I got:

Top Row: Crushed Candy, Fault Line, Broken Hearted
Bottom Row: Lightning Bolt, Cracked Concrete, Black Mesh

I cannot wait to test them out. My friend Roxy handed these to me and suggested I take my current polish off immediately and put all of these on, like NOW.  I love that girlie dork. LOL
(Roxy, yes that's you.. YOU are mentioned here).

China Glaze have another collection of crackle 
named Crackle Metals... oohh love that metallic finish. 
Is husband getting a hint? I hope so.

Gotta Love Paint

Hellooo! :) Hope all is doing well with all of you guys... the week seems draggin' for me since I am looking forward to the weekend shoot with some newlyfound friends. :D 
Let me see how my week will roll.

can you see how safe it travelled?

Last Saturday came a box from Milani Cosmetics. It's the July Limited Edition Paint Eyeshadow Palette. I have been looking for this for about weeks until Milani saw my cry on their FB page. LOL.

Here in the run-down:

Product: Paint Eyeshadow Palette
Net Wt. : 0.35 oz / 9.92g
Price: USD 7.99
Product Description: Super-soft, silk like eyeshadow in fashion forward neon colors.

top row: swatches with no base; bottom row: swatches with base (NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk)
 This palette have a matte finish. Colors pop more when used with a base, or you may use it without if you prefer. I used NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. 

Can we say Pigmented? Yes.
Can we say NEON? Yes.
Chalky? Some, and tolerably. (yellow/orange/white.. cmon people, it's MATTE)
Super-soft? Yes.

More pictures below:

If ever you cannot get hold of this product, you may wanna try it's older sister Milani Runway Eyes in 10 Haute Couture palette, almost the same colors but this one's finish is shimmery and can be used wet or dry. Check it out here.

I can say I am lucky enough to know and get acquainted with the company's great PR Samantha & with the Product Development Manager Ericka. They were the ones who introduced me to the brand last year and since then I'm hooked. So let me pass this on to you and I know you'll be hooked too!

A FOTD soon? Yeah boy! :) 


Sunday, July 17, 2011

NOTW: Shattered B&W

Heya Dolls, it's nail time! :) I have a routine of doing my nails on one of my days off. I only tend to do it some other day if I have work (which is unlikely on a Sunday) or a make-up gig or photoshoot (which is most likely). Anyhoo, here is what i will be rockin this week:

So simple but makes statement, eh?
White base color reminds me of "SnowFake" of the 90s,  a liquid type white-out.

Here's what is used:
KleanColor in White, OPI Shatter in Black Shatter, Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Topcoat 
and ELF Nourishing Cuticle Pen.

I used to do a lot of nail art, from konads to freehand nail painting to even doing my own acrylics.
I wish to fall in love again with nail art soon. ;)

What's on your nails today?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Glossify with Milani 3D Glitzy Glamour - A Review

Hello beauties! Since i started this blog last week and been active in twitter, I learned that I am loving this! :D I get to meet fellow beauty lovers and it's so fun.

Now Here I am with a full review of Milani 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss.

Product: 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss
Net Wt. :  0.12 OZ/3.48g
Price: $7.49 USD
Website: milani
Description: New soft and brilliant Glitzy formula filled with super shiny polymers and the next generation of pearls to create the illusion of 3D depth for fuller, sexier, looking lips.

Available in spectacular 7 shades.

Movie Star - Ultra-violet with blue & pink sparkles
Fashion Diva - Purple with pink sparkles
Starshine - Purple with iridescent & pink sparkles
Stylish - Orange with copper & gold sparkles
Designer Label - Nude Peach with pink & gold sparkles
In Vogue- Red with pink sparkles
Leading Lady -Rose-berry with pink & gold sparkles

The two that I do not have is Movie Star  and Stylish . If any of u dolls have then I would love to see how they look! ;)

Swatcharoos below:

Honestly, I am not a big fan of lip glosses. Yes i use them when I need them but do not tend to reach for them all the time. I am picky with my glosses, it has to have good amount pigment on them,it has to be sparkly and does not need to exert an annoying taste/smell.

What I love about this product is the sparkles and the scent. The sparkles really does give an illusion of fuller lips.  It smells like a fruit, and doesn't have any weird fruity taste on them.  Pigment wise, I can say it's rightfully pigmented - what you see in the tube is what you really get.

My fave combos:
You can wear them alone or on top of your fave lippie.
-Fashion Diva on top of Milani Lip Flash in Flashy and/or Starflash.
-Designer Label on top of MAC Blankety

You can get these glosses and other fab Milani products at your local Target and drugstores, or check their website.

Are you ready to get Glossified? :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

My Love for Inglot Eyeshadows - Overview

 I would like to share an overview of Inglot Eyshadow in 10-pan  Freedom Palette.  I got this hotties mid-March at Inglot Store in Fashion Island in Newport Beach.

Luckily, I do not live that far so I get the chance to go to the store, got to swatch them, feel their texture and test them. I get to meet the artists working there and they are very helpful in explaining products and giving tips. Inglot have various finishes  - Matte, Pearl, DS or Double Sparkle, AMC or Advanced Makeup Component, and AMC Shine.

fixin' my inglot haul ;)

Inglot offers a feel of heaven to MUAs for offering these awesome products. They also offer 20% discount for makeup professionals, which is such a big help for us in the industry.

I will be doing make-up look using these guys, and will post some  pictures of recent artworks where I used this fab guys from Inglot's line. Oh and will also do swatches of each colors :)

Pinks&Purples  / Oranges & Reds
My Pinks-Purples
Top:  392 Matte, 66 AMC, 439 Pearl, 491 DS, 482 DS
Bottom: 467 DS, 397 Pearl, 488 DS, 362 Matte, 48 AMC Shine

My Yellows-Oranges-Reds
Top: 474 DS, 60 AMC, 51 AMC, 15 AMC Shine, 464 DS
Bottom: 445 Pearl, 450 Pearl, 74 AMC, 452 Pearl, 446 Pearl

Greens & Blues  /  Silver, Blacks & Browns

My Greens-Blues
Top: 41 AMC Shine, 477 Pearl, 58 AMC, 56 AMC, 414 Pearl
Bottom: 372 Matte, 32 AMC Shine, 70 AMC, 480 DS, 483 DS

My Silvers-Blacks-Browns
Top: 496 DS, 447 DS, 454 Pearl, 444 Pearl, 65 AMC
Bottom: 393 Pearl, 25 AMC Shine, 461 DS, 37 AMC Shine, 423 Pearl
Which ones are your faves? Share it, let me know! ;)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

FOTD: pop of color makes me happier

Hello dolls!

Actually this is yesterday's FOTD. I tweeted this picture and posted on my FB and got good response. ;) I only work few hours Saturdays so I tend to wear simpler stuff on my face, besides it really hot outside. I am still working and learning on taking pictures of myself without husband's help. LOL. 

Here it goes:

It's a must for me to wear a color or two everyday... because it makes me happier.

What I'm rockin':

M.A.C. Studio Finish Concealer NW25 (under-eye)  & NC30
M.A.C. Studio Fix Powder + Foundation in NC30

Maybelline Ultra Brow in Dark Brown (eyebrows)
M.A.C. e/s in Blanc Type (browbone)
M.A.C. Paintpot in Soft Ochre
M.A.C. Colour 3 Pallete - Mink Pink and Bruised Plum (eyelid)
M.A.C. e/s in Carbon (crease)
Prestige Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil (tightline / under-eye liner)
Inglot AMC 58 and 477 Pearl (under-eye liner)

M.A.C. Powder Blush in True Romance

Wet n Wild Matte Lipstick 907C Mauve Outta Here (ooohhhh my cheapie fave! )

Let me know what you think!