Friday, May 23, 2014

A Venomous Villain: Maleficent Collection for Mac Cosmetics

Maleficent is the fictional horned villain who needle-poked Aurora a.k.a sleeping beauty,
that induced her to sleep for years. I got a little bored watching the 1959 film, but then
Disney has revamped it and has added a little oomph and twist to the story and this time it
focuses more on Maleficent and how did a good girl has gone bad. As in really BAD.
I'm really excited for it! I saw the trailer in 3D, and it reminds me of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.

She's less known. For years she's just there, a classic. Originally in the 1959 movie her skin color was green. Her chin's too pointed, no jaw. Unibrows were heavily stroked, too angled. Eyes were deep set in shades of her own complexion and purple. Eyes perfectly lined with a strong black liner. Lips were small in dark crimson shade. She has a pet raven.

I totally forgot who she is until Mac Cosmetics launched the Venomous Villains Collection 
way back Fall of 2010.  It mainly features more Disney Villains like Evil Queen, Cruella Deville and Dr. Facilier.

I didn't take Dr. Facilier's collection coz he isn't appealing for me.

I was in love with the Maleficent collection coz of the shades chosen for her were really dark, gothic and glittery. There's glittery purple, blue, green and the nail polish shades were really gorgeous. I was dying to have the Violetta lipstick but unfortunately it was already out of stock.

credit goes to

Then for 2014 Mac Cosmetics launched a new collection solely for her. This time the shades were more on the neutral side to dark and smokey. Instead of purple lips, they opted for bright red just like Angelina Jolie's lips for the movie.

credit goes to their respective owners.

For Angelina's makeup in the movie, she has pale skin with chiseled cheeks, or deeply contoured rather with a very prominent slash protruding cheekbones. Eyes were deeply set that emphasizes her uniquely colored iris. Brows were groomed well and perfectly angled.
Lips were bloodily bright.

My best friend sent me a message that she wants to watch the movie and there's a makeup collection launched for it, she was asking me to search and without batting an eyelash I told her it's Mac. She laughed. She said I know makeups so well. Sigh. If only she's here, we're definitely gonna watch it together. She's still in Singapore and happily shopping Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene bags.

Good thing my husband saw the trailer and he said we'll be watching it together. It's a fair deal when I took him to Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier in 3D. I'm really excited! Aren't you guys excited? I'll be wearing the same makeup inspired by this face chart from the 2014 collection, with cheeks less chiseled and zero horns! ^_^
Let me know if you guys love it!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Original Is Always Better Than The Sequel

Nevermind the copycats they say...
But sometimes how will you ignore them if they continue imitating everything about you?
Your latest hair color, your favorite music, your favorite makeup, your fashion taste, the current book that you're reading, your new collection.. and many others that sometimes you really wanna punch them in the face for being that shameless.

Sad to say, I grew up having them. I'm just an ordinary person fascinated by different things with questionable style and eccentric taste in everything. I do whatever floats my boat. I admire people, I collect things.. I hoard things.. I do feel that sometimes I'm obsessed with something.. and maybe that sets me different from others. I always wanted to be different.
I don't go with the flow, and I NEVER imitated someone I know (especially when she's just an ordinary person) coz she happens to be "cool". I always believe I can be "cooler" than anyone else if I'll just be myself. I'm saddened by the fact that there are people who imitates other people..those just ordinary ones or someone they know. I'm not saying that ordinary people aren't cool. It's just not appropriate. Give her a break. Please. Copycats are annoying, really. Let that person do whatever she wants and do your own thing. Explore and discover your own interest. If I imitate an icon or a famous celebrity (well.. for instance.. when I was young I was a big Britney Spears fan) that would be more acceptable, especially if that public figure made you a better person. But imitating your neighbor? your schoolmate? your officemate? someone's girl? that isn't right.

A Britney Spears Copy Cat

I've loved her. Coz of her I learn a lot of dance choreography. My dancing skills have improved. I've passed several dance auditions. The famous dance organization of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute has welcomed me after dancing to Britney's I'm a slave for you. I did the exact choreography from her VMA performace. I've flattened my abs and did tummy crunches, pierced my belly button. While the other young girls after school goes out with their friends, I was at home learning these dance steps on my own.

And also, I've learned how to apply makeups too!. My highschool friends, dancemates
and officemates has labeled me as Britney not because I look like her.  It's because I dance like her. I've made it. My talent has improved.That's the best thing that happened... and she used to be my IDOL. I still love her now though..

I never imitated someone from my dance org. They all dance really good! We do have our own Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, J.lo.. I never piss other people. Britney is an icon. Not an ordinary person that will get pissed if she discovers I imitate her.

The Social Network

I remember during "Friendster" days I used to have 6 followers, I know 4 of them personally,
the 2 others I just found out that they're ex-girlfriends of my ex-bf and now my husband. They ALWAYS view my profile, as in almost EVERYDAY. Don't you have anything else to do with your life, girls? The other 4, 3 of them were someone I know coz
they're with the same company I was working with.One used to be the current girlfriend of my special friend. I started to know them by names coz of not just topping the list of "who's viewed me?" on my friendster, but they even followed me on Multiply, Twitter, and now Blogger. Yes, some of them learned how to blog as well. Boy, they really don't know what to do with their lives..Some blogs about makeup, but they just don't know how to apply it,
or what makeup brands are the best. Some blogs about high fashion, label themselves
as fashionistas but can only afford streetwears and casual clothes from Forever 21.
Some loves taking photos with their "lavish" lifestyles, knowing their wage couldn't really afford it. I just hope they won't pretend. Just be real. Try to discover your own talents.
I'm sure you all have it. You just haven't discovered it yet.

How do they become copycats? When I started collecting Hello Kitty stuffs, 2 out of 6 started collecting it as well, and they even asked me where do I get those stuffs.

Whenever I post about makeups, 3 of them asked me about my makeup collection
and one started bragging about her makeup collection, skills and whatsoever. Yeah right.

Well, I really used to dance, and suddenly they're dancers as well! They post videos with their mediocre takes of Britney and Beyonce choreographies,which was often used by my group mates in dance.

One started photography, coz I mentioned I wanted to learn it. Ok sure goodluck to you.
One even imitated my graduation hair and makeup. Hah! They listen to music I listen to, they like the brands of clothes I like as well, they started wearing cat eye makeups coz I loved it, they started wearing circle lenses coz I used to wear one. The annoying thing about it is they even have the nerve to ask me WHERE DO YOU BUY IT??

Wait girls, this is not a competition.Flowers don't compete with other flowers. They just bloom. yeah, ok suddenly we're all flowers.

The Cross Fire

First there is this dance organization in my town that are really obsessed with my dance group from De La Salle. They watch our videos. She happened to be the my brother's friend. Then they started dancing to the same song, and worst, same costume, same choreography. We argued coz I told her try to rip other's moves from youtube, there are better dancers there and why us? Sarcastically she said " so what?" being a self confessed war freak, it awakened the sleeping dragon in me... I said a lot of hurtful foul words and she was stunned.She said sorry and I don't know what happened to their group.

If she only asked for my help, I'll give her better tips and better concept.

Second is this, the infamous heart shaped heels. I saw it from an online shop and I bought 2, one for me and one for my bestfriend. This girl asked me where did I get it coz she saw me wearing it on a party and she happened to be there. Being kind hearted at first I told her the online shop and the price. After a month she bought one, and posted a picture similar to it.

My friends told me she's imitating me. I don't mind. Until she started telling her friends on facebook that I was imitating her the whole time! Hah! My eyes went red. I posted on my wall and tagged her name. I asked her for a confrontation and then in person she said sorry while crying. I'm a bad person I know. I just don't like it if people are being b*tchy or underestimating my ability. I'm warning you I'm the worst person when I'm mad.
Even my husband tries to avoid it. My close friends don't want to see it as well.

I TRANSFORM. That's why I'm two faced. There's a side of me you don't want to see.
I'm not a great person. I just do what I want, just leave me alone and there will be peace.

**I want to post pictures showing similarities and more.. but that might start as another
wild fire again ^___^**

Since I've got the BEST "bestfriend" in the world, she bought me another one
and told me "ok annoy her more :) "

Once again I'm saddened by what I observed with young kids these days.
They envy each other. They love imitating each other.

Atta Marie

My young cousin who's also a young online blogger, has been imitated by young girls at her age many times. She's really simple and she loves staying indoors. She's always in front of her laptop, or if not, she designs her own top and shoes. If she's not doing both, then she must be eating in the kitchen.

One time I asked her "you know ____? are you aware that she's your copycat?... haha"
and she said "yes", she smiled shyly and she's really quiet. Unlike me, she's cool and though she's annoyed she ignores them.. Atta is unique and she knows what she wants.
She likes to read books, cute fashion, music of One Direction, Hunger Games, The Fault in our stars. Sadly she has mini copy cats for all of it.

Atta, one day, they'll test your patience. Smile for now :)

It doesn't just happen in a normal, ordinary life. Beyonce has been tagged as a
swagger jacker.. jacked J.Lo's swag in many ways. The way Beyonce does it makes me think of someone so annoying.. hahahaha. Way to go, B!


I do want to gain friends, If only some of these girls were nice and grateful.
It's just ok if you want to copy someone or get her idea, but not always,
and do not start a fight, especially when you know
that you're not the original. Talk about PLAGIARISM :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Long Hiatus!! May Updates and Work FOTDs

How are you lovelies? I've been out for a while, and I even forgot my blogger password!
Thanks God I've recovered it, after 1234567x attempts. I've been pretty busy lately balancing my time with my work, and with my new family. However I do enjoy being busy coz I've been idle for almost 2 years.It's nice to get back on track, put my make up and heels on, meet new people, and I do miss challenges.Though I left the house already glammed up, my work station has still been like this before starting the shift.

Bag: XOXO Shiny Black Vinyl Carved Hearts Bag
Makeups: Mac Heatherette Compact that contains my favorite powder.
Elf eyeshadow case that contains my two favorite smokey brown shades.
Elf compact that contaeins my favorite cream concealer
Revlon eyelash curler
Estee Lauder Voluminous Mascara
Clinique eyeshadow duo with powder blush kit
Dolce and Gabbana The One Desire Eau De Toilette

 I'm loving Mac's Russian Red for work. They're giving me compliments for it.
Both male and female co-workers were telling me that I rock the red lips,
and it matches my haircolor so well. Since I believe them, I always wear it.


I've had different FOTDs depending on my mood...
I wear bold red lipstick matched with cat eyes if I feel relaxed or If I get enough sleep.

Other than that I'm fine with a pinky coral lippie or I'm in for a
faux glow look. I have to fake that glow and conceal those eyebags.. haha.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation in 180 Sand Beige
Sugar Skull Cosmetics Correct and Conceal Palette
Origins Original Skin Pressed Makeup in Sesame 02
Sephora eyeshadows in Glittery Bronze and Dark Brown
Christian Dior Eyeliner in Noir
Christian Dior Diorshow Mascara
Etude House Code B Gel Eyeliner in Strong Black
Mac Hello Kitty Powder Blush in Tippy
Maybelline Lipstick in Angel Rose

For this specific look I used the purples from my Sugar Skull Cosmetics 120 Rainbow Palette and Mac Lipstick in Pink Nouveau.

I also have an officemate whom I'm so fond of, she's so funny and she loves
playing with our hair. We've been a team in the office, 
I do makeups and she does create beautiful hair braids.

My makeup box has also been growing again and adding its new family member..

Glintz False Eyelashes #331
Pati Dubroff Lip Tints

Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Stippling Brush
Mac Lipsticks in Shy Girl and Please Me

Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Mosaic Eyeshadow in Eye Candy

My all time favorite scent from Victoria's Secret Garden 
"Pear Glace"

I had it since high school as my signature scent, and I'm still keeping it and it really reminds me of  the old times. Nostalgic indeed.

I also frequently bump into my male bestbud that I've known since I was seven years old. We even go to work and go home together.

for my FOTD here I'm using Revlon Colorstay Foundation, 
Dior Skin Forever Compact by Christian Dior 
Blue eyeshadows from Sugar Skull Cosmetics 78 Color Block Palette
Mac Hello Kitty Powder Blush in Tippy
Etude House VIP Girl Lipstick in PK006


It was a co-incident when we both found out we're wearing blue collared tees.
We had our selfie when our shift ended. He was laughing at my eyeshadow coz it's blue.
I always look funny for him, I don't know.. he always makes fun of me and laugh..
and when he laughs, it's the funniest laugh ever!

For my next blog post it's going to be really long and less pictures coz I'll be expressing my own opinion regarding "copycats" well it doesn't just apply to me. You'll find out soon.
I'm doing it for someone as well. 

I'll update you lovelies more often, and maybe do and recreate crazy makeup looks again.
Til next time! ^_^