Friday, August 24, 2012

Purr by Katy Perry Inspired Eyes and Future Cosmetics Business Update

So a few days ago I posted my nails inspired by my Purr bottle, and now I'll be posting my Purr perfume inspired eyes, using my 78 Color Block Palette from my most awaited (or is it just me? lol) cosmetic line.. I'm getting more and more impatient.. Everything is settled now, but I still have to work on the logo. I need a good printing shop, all I can find are lame shitty shops who are too expensive but can't get any of my demands right.

So here's the look, most of the colors are basically pink blue and purple only.

This is the palette that I used and I'm so in-love with this one. I think I should have every palette that my future store will offer, coz I myself is addicted to it. It's the 78 Color Block palette. I'm naming my cosmetics line as Sugar Skull Cosmetics.

The palette is so pigmented. Too bright indeed. It's a mixture of matte and shimmer eye shadows. There are lip creams that are opaque, powder blushes and contouring powders.

Color pops out more under white base, easily blendable by fingers, but it is less messy if we use a flat eyeshadow brush!

What makes me more excited is that I sent a message to my favorite artist Callowlily, I asked her if she can do a portrait for my store. I asked for price quotations and mode of payments... She sent me a personal message.


Now my main problem is I don't have paypal, so I might ask for a help from friends.
She's the artist behind these wonderful artworks that I really really love.

She also made the logos for these cosmetic lines:

Kupcake Kutie Kosmetics

Bitch-Slap! Cosmetics

Ruthless Cosmetics 

and accessory lines Sugar Mafia

 Torture Couture


Seeing her artworks makes me wanna puke rainbows. She's such a good artist, and I'm so excited for my own lil business. I didn't know that establishing something although it's small could be this hard.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Purr by Katy Perry Inspired Nails

I'm so inlove with Katy Perry's perfume and its bottle. It's so unique and pretty, and by far the best perfume bottle I had ever seen, and even better than what the other stars have launched for their line. There's a lot of bottles out there, but this one definitely stands out!
I fell in love at first sight.. yes first sight was in Tumblr, it was reblogged by someone I followed, I saved it and I really tried to wait for it to be launched din my country.

Purple glossy bottle that is mixed with pinkish hues and blue. Crystal eyes, "purr" heart name tag, and Perry's name written. The scent is really sweet and not overwhelming. I hate musky and floral scents so this one's nose friendly for me.

I've been itching to make an inspired look of purple, pinks, blues and glitters but I'm just too lazy to do it. I'll try my luck tonight if I can. As if now I can just share with you my nails inspired by this adorable fragrance.

The nail polishes that I used were really cheap. All you need is a dark purple color
with pink hues, and a top it off with a glitter polish. I got the biggest bottle, and now I want the small one that I can carry and fit in my small purse.^^

I'm keeping my fingers crossed and I really hope I can do "the look" tonight. :)

Do you love this latest scent from Katy Perry too?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Dia De Los Muertos and Calavera De Azucar (Sugar Skull) Appreciation

For every social networking site that I frequently visit Sugar Skulls are everywhere.
Tattoos, artworks, beautiful skull girls. They are really cool and fascinating to see. I've been a Sugar Skull fan since 2007. I love skulls, bones and everything associated with Halloween.


  Though we don't celebrate it in a big way in my country, we do have what we call as Todos Los Santos or "All Saint's Day". It's very much similar to Mexico's Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). It's our cultural celebration for our dead ancestors.

Since Philippines is a Catholic country and is greatly inflenced by the Hispanic heritage,
those big holidays were both celebrated every November 1st. For Filipinos, All Saint's Day is all about commemorating our dead loved ones and people gather together at the cemetery,  and for November 2nd, we have All Soul's Day which means remembering the souls of the dead people. We have to light up some candles outside our house, in which I'm telling you is really freaky. It's dark everywhere in my neighborhood and you'll just see lighted candles.

For Mexicans,  November 1st is for honoring dead children and infants, whereas for dead adults, they are honored every November 2nd. Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a festival that is celebrated for a month and is believed to be dedicated for what they call as "Lady of the Dead" called "Catrina".

Representation of Catrina

 Modern Day Catrinas: Skull Girls

People at the festival were seen wearing skull painted faces, happily having a parade on the street. Others are decorating the tomb of their loved ones.



My favorite part of their culture is the Calavera de Azucar, or Sugar Skulls.
These are sweets that can be served as treats, and takes a lot of time to make. 

Sugar skulls represent a departed soul. The dead person's name should be written on the forehead and was placed on the home "ofrenda" or gravestone to honor the return of a particular spirit. Sugar skull art reflects the folk art style of big happy smiles, colorful icing and sparkly tin and glittery adornments. 

I ain't no Mexican but I really want to be a part of this festival. It looks really fun and I will surely enjoy everything that I might see and do there. I'm pretty sure I'll join them and paint my face!!

There's a strong resemblance and similarities between Philippines and Mexico, so I might feel really welcome though it's a foreign country. Not only that we are colonized by Spaniards hundred of years ago, but modern Filipinos use a few Spanish vocabulary as a part of our language. We do have our holy week too, and we celebrate Viernes Santo just like what Mexicans do.

My love for Sugar Skulls have definitely grown. I love Rockabilly, Psychobilly and Horrorbilly and now they are often associated with Sugar Skulls and Pin Up. Now that I'll be opening my own Vanity Store I really would include a touch of it, with a different meaning and representation. Skulls and Sugar Skull describes me best and I'm so inlove with it 
that I don't really care whatever people might think, and I definitely want this concept as part of my future business.**another fact is that can't think of names that will possibly not turn out to be cheesy and corny like dolls, unicorns, rainbows, raindrops or something** I need to toughen up a little!!! Not too girly please!!

I also would like to have my photos taken like these. I'm seeing photographers doing cute and uber sexy photoshoots for their models which I really hate. If they will ask me again to strike a pose with my cute fresh concept doing childish stuffs and holding teddy bears or balloons then in my honest opinion that is beautiful but definitely too gay for me and never in a million years will happen.

I heard that Pixar will make a movie which itself is entitled as Dia de los Muertos!!!!!!
Skulls and Sugar skulls will be everywhere as characters. Americans have different belief towards death than Mexicans, that's why they decided to make a movie for it, 
and I heard the story will be about family, and family ties. 

There's no definite date yet but it is believed to be released 4 years from now. 

Skulls are not Satanic or Demonic in nature. If a person adores them, it doesn't mean he or she is demonic too. It's how you see or perceive them. Skulls symbolize death and rebirth.