Monday, December 23, 2013

Hair Problem Solved

I never had hair problems. I'm blessed with straight healthy hair. I remember my elementary classmates used to envy my long luscious locks, and how my college friends tell me my hair reminds me of a shampoo commercial.. that i just need to finger comb it, it was never messy. I was born bald, and I had my hair a bit long at the age of 3, so my mom decided to let my hair grow. At the age of 7, it was up to my waist. I had a perfect long hair with a natural reddish brown shade.

Til the age of 13 I kept that hair.I had the image of a white girl with long locks, then I got bored.I cut it, shoulder level. Since then, I had a hard time growing it long again.

my rinoa Heartilly inspired haircut way back in highschool.

I was already working when I started playing with hair dyes.. and hair bleach.
It's still healthy though, a bit dry on the tips, but still shiny and straight.

small  pics:copper blonde, bleach blonde, newly bleached hair, 
large pic: tricia haircolor in red that I bought from Malaysia

Then I learned the power of scissors and cutting my own hair.I just don't know when to stop whenever it's in my hands. I've been blonde, gothic, and a mess (uneven color) when I tried blonde, I had a hard time matching it with my eyebrows, or even my makeup. General rule is that I shouldn't look pale or too washed out, it was tough.

I won L'oreal and Maybelline's big contest for cutting and dyeing my own hair.

these were the goodies I received, but then I received something better than this coz they added a cat-eye mascara,  and the eyeshadow shades were in gold and green hues, which I love.

more hair evolution pics

I have love and hate relationship with black. Sometimes it looks good on me.
I love how it matches smokey eyes.. and the way it gives off a glam goth feel.


Dye..cut.. it has been a cycle for me, until I found out I'm expecting a baby and that's the last time I touched my hair. The last haircut I had was November 2012. Last time I dyed it red it that faded into Chestnut was February 2013. Since I was pregnant, so I had to stop everything!!

For almost a year I didn't touch it, now it's a mess. Top part (virgin hairs) were black, starting from the ear part it's light brown. EEEEKKKKKKKKKK!!!
It never happened to me, having my hair grow without retouching the color.
It's like an ombre hair gone bad, but my husband said it's beautiful. Oh well...

Look at the biggest relief I got when I saw this picture of my fave Kylie at the Believe premiere. My hair's almost like this!! I realized it's still pretty. But I have to dye it after a month or two. Old folks told me I should wait for 2 months. Second month will be January.

When curled, it's as pretty as this one.

Seeing her hair like this finally solved my problem, which means mine doesn't look too bad. I'm just worried that it looks awful, glad it isn't. At least my hair's not curly, wavy, fluffy or whatever you call it.. those are common problems for women, that's why having it rebonded is their option. Still lucky mine's silky straight. I think I'm gonna dye it black instead, once I have a chance.Most local celebrities are now dark heads like Anne Curtis & Solenn Heussaff.

Which color suits me best? how about my cut? My hair's too long now, I think it's an advantage of being too busy.I want to cut it but then my husband once again told me he loves my hair being long..

Next up I might be reviewing my December favorites.. These two lovely things are definitely included. Sephora's Customizable Smokey Collection Palette and Dolce & Gabbana The One Desire Eau De Parfum

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Dark Vampy Lips: Fall-Winter 2013 Beauty Trend

Fall has always been my favorite season, coz every cosmetic company releases an ad for their combo of dark eyeshadows, lippies and nail colors.Don't get me wrong, there's no such thing as four seasons in the Philippines.I just love it everytime the western country releases something for autumn.

Dark, vampy, plummy,mulberry, burgundy, wine, cranberry lips, as they called it, gives off a cool and gothic impression, a perfect feel for autumn's falling leaves and withered trees.The blue tone of plum lips complement a pale, cold and clammy skin.

Revlon has released their latest line with Emma Stone and Olivia Wilde

Mac Cosmetics released Riri hearts Mac Collection

Hollywood celebrities were seen sporting the color trend for 2013
during red carpet events.

Even my favorite young star Kylie Jenner wore dark lips for the red carpet event
of Catching Fire.

To get Kylie's look try Riri Hearts Mac Lipstick in Talk that Talk.

I've have a few shots of dark lips and I usually do it when Halloween/Christmas is approaching, coz the breeze is colder and it's more gloomy. For 3 consecutive years the vampy lip's a must.


Though this year had been so busy and crazy,It's still not too late to take a snapshot
of my 2013 vampy lips.(no time for camwhoring with a digital camera)

I mixed two lippies: 
Mac Hello Kitty Lipstick in Most Popular and
Kirkland Borghese Lipstick in Rare Ruby

 Don't forget JaneVolturi's vampy lips! i love it.

 Any suggestion for more awesome plum lipsticks that you love?
Let me know!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Throwback: Makeup Looks, Hair, Nails and Accesories

Hello there!! I'm not sure if it's going to be my last post for this year, my egg has been hatched! I've been so idle and lazy for this year, I miss blogging, applying makeups, and so on. For 2014 my brain's full of plans. For my new family, career and business. If I've been too lazy and idle I'll be extremely productive next year, it should be a resolution!!!!!

I'll do something better and extravagant for my online shop.I feel so guilty for being so happy go lucky, I'll do something special and exciting.

New Palette Sticker might be like this:

I'm so inspired by how Doe Deere made an empire out of Limecrime, Amy Doan has Sugarpill Cosmetics, Kathy Cervantes has Bitch-slap! Cosmetics and how Kat Von D has officially launched her own makeup line with Sephora.

Doe Deere of LimeCrime

Amy Doan of SugarPill

Kathy Cervantes of Bitch-Slap! Cosmetics

My favorite tattoo artist Kat Von D

Today's blog will be just about the throwbacks and flashbacks of my old and some were recent looks that I have and haven't posted. I want to share it again coz as I reviewed the past looks I've received so many questions about some makeup techniques or what lippie, nailpolish, eyeshadow, hair dye or foundation brands I used. Most of them were from my personal Facebook account. It makes me happy knowing that there were women, young girls and lady boys who admire my amateur talent in makeup application.I've also helped a lot of my old college and highschool friends and co-workers and they're soooo addicted to makeup now, sometimes I envy them coz they now found the right shade of eyeshadows, powders or lipsticks that really go or blend well for their complexion.

FOTD using Urban Decay Naked 1

Urban Decay Naked 1: Cult's fave and a holy grail. For easy mix and match of smokey brown eyes, you really can't go wrong with this palette. I couldn't remember the event/ocassion and the other makeups I used.

I used Virgin below the brow bone, Naked for the whole crease,
half baked for the inner eye area, Smog for the inner half crease and  Dark Horse mixed
with Creep for the outer V.

Avon Lipstick in Vermillion mixed with 
Maybelline Hypershine Diamonds gloss in Rose Carats

For my earrings I'm wearing Pearl Kiss Earrings by Betsey Johnson

Bhey's Wedding Day

When my friend Bhey got married her motif's pink and purple.
I did her makeup and I wanted to do this kind of look for her.
Since she's shy and doesn't like too much attention I wore it instead.

 Nyx HD Primer
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation in 180 Sand Beige
Sugar Skull Cosmetics 15 Eclipse palette
Revlon Age Defying Powder Foundation with Botafirm in Natural

Purple and white eyeliner from Nichido as eyeshadow base
Sugar Skull Cosmetics 120 Rainbow Palette (pinks & purples were used)
Etude House Code B gel eyeliner in Strong Black
Christian Dior Eyeliner pencil in Noir
Christian Dior Diorshow Mascara
Revlon Eyelash Curler

 Mac Hello Kitty Powder Blush in Tippy

 Nyx Lip pencil in Hot Pink
Mac Pink Nouveau Lipstick

FOTD Pale Lips and Gold.
Another "I can't remember day".
I think I was about to watch Muziklaban 2011but I didn't go
out and see it.

Sugar Skull Cosmetics 88 Earth Palette
(used mostly pale and bright golds)
Elf Black eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Noir Black eyeliner
Maybelline Cat eyes mascara

Lipglosses from Christian Dior Travel Studio Kit
#151 and #183

This Christian Dior Travel Kit has been my favorite until I realized the eye shadows
and lip colors were too pale. They smell good though. Most used items were the powder, mascara, eyeliner and brushes.

Blue Butterfly

It was during my homebased online job and I was bored coz I don't have many students that time. Seeing this picture makes me realize that I used to be skinny hahaha

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation
Origins Maquillage Pressed Powder
Sugar Skull Cosmetics 15 Eclipse Palette

 Sugar Skull Cosmetics 120 Rainbow Palette (use the blue colors)
Careline Eyeshadow Quad in Soul
False eyelashes
Christian Dior Diorshow Mascara
Christian Dior Eyeliner in Noir

Clinique powder Blush in Cupid

Revlon Matte Lipstick in Pink Pout

Skull Girl
Eyes: Sugar Skull Cosmetics 120 Rainbow Palette
(lime green, red, pale pink and black colors)

Glowing Nudes and Bronze

This has been my favorite look of all time. I love my haircut, haircolor, how I've perfectly done my brows, my lipcolor and the natural glow on my face. I couldn't do it again, I don't know why. It took me a long time while doing this look, I was waiting for my friends to pick
me up for our roadtrip, I had too much time and I've even contoured my nose.This has been the perfect look I've ever done, and I'll try to figure it out and do this look again. 

It's inspired by Kim Kardashian way back 2007.  I tried to contour my face
and bronzed out the pale side of me. I really want to get a good tan.

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation in Sand Beige
Revlon 2 way Powder Foundation in Natural
Sugar Skull Cosmetics 15 Eclipse Palette as concealer

Marionnaud eyebrow brush
Clinique Brown Eyeshadow
Kirkland Borghease Mineral Eyeliner in Truffle

Kirkland Borghease Mineral Eyeshadow Palette
(Gold Digger and Radiance were used)
Christian Dior Eyeliner in Noir
Christian Dior Diorshow Mascara

Nars Orgasm and Laguna Duo

Mac Angel Lipstick
Mac Turkish Delight

Mac Cosmetics Viva Glam Gaga 1 Lipstick
Couldn't remember what I used for the rest of my face, but I'm sure
I'm wearing the Viva Glam Gaga 1 Lipstick ;)

Kiwi Nails

Had coffee with my bestfriends at Tagaytay City. Cool weather means cool nails.
I'm using China Glaze Nail Polish in Kiwi Coolada.

Pink Lips at Sentosa
Everybody loves this pink lippie. It looks good on anyone,
and I'm wearing it in most of my pictures, though it wasn't really my holy grail.
I remember I went to an amusement park wearing this lippie and the girls
were talking about my lips in the washroom.
I brought it with me in Singapore and I shared it with my friends.
Couldn't remember the rest of my face again, but for lips
it's Mac Lipstick in Pink Nouveau.

Red Lips at Sentosa

I went back to Sentosa in Singapore and this time this lippie has turned every heads of
Singaporean Men, not because I'm pretty enough to cause a 360 degree head turn, but maybe my lips are too bright and shocking, even the female species in Philippines and SG were giving me a second look. It;s my HG red lippie, Mac's Russian Red. Red Nails were from Etude House.

I ordered 3 Nyx Lipliners online and it should be in pink, tangerine and purple. Unfortunately the available colors were all in shades of pink. I still bought it and gave it to my 2 pretty friends. The lipliner that I used as a lipstick is Nyx Hot Pink.

I'll be collecting more of my makeup looks for next year, for my hair I'll no longer dye it, I'm planning to be a black headed girl, so my husband and I will be twins. Hahaha. :D