Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Day and Night Makeup: Rihanna's Who's That Chick? MV Inspired

How are you lovelies? :) Thought July will pass without a post? I thought so too.
I've been pretty busy lately, writing and researching for my article with Rebelsmarket, editing the pictures of SS109 when I have time, doing my online jobs and at the same time doing my tasks as a married woman.

One boring day, my 12 year old cousin came to my house. I've promised her before that I'll do her makeup and take pictures of her. No, she's not the one that i've transformed before as Elsa, but she wants a colorful look too. Since I wasn't feeling well also as I was having flu-like symptoms, I wanted to divert my attention and do something awesome and fun.

I told Carlyn we'll do the Day and Night version of Rihanna's makeup from her
music video "Who's that Chick?" with David Guetta. The video was released January of 2011, which has been one of my all time favorites. Honestly I just love it because of her makeup. That's one genius idea of making a catchy music vid.

For the day makeup it fits my little cousin as it is vibrant, colorful and playful.
Whereas for the night version of course I want it. A sucker for gothic makeups.
We played up with my makeup palettes and it took us an hour, 30 minutes each.(You just can't rush perfection.. but it isn't perfectly applied though..)


Day makeup :combination of bright yellow on the upper eyelid and green on the lower eyelid.
Heavy bright pink blush and pink lipstick.


Products Used:

Nyx HD Foundation Primer
Revlon Photoready Cream Foundation in Shell
Sugar Skull Cosmetics 10 Correct and Conceal Palette
Origins Mineral Pressed Powder in Sesame

Sugar Skull Cosmetics 120 Rainbow Palette
Sugar Skull Cosmetics 88 Earth Palette
Etude House Code B Gel Eyeliner in Strong black
Estee Lauder Pencil Eyeliner in Black
Glintz False eyelashes #331

Mac Hello Kitty Blush in Tippy

Mac Pink Nouveau Lipstick


Night makeup: smokey bluish purple eyeshadow matched with dark purplish lips

Products Used:

Nyx HD Foundation Primer
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation in 180 Sand Beige
Sugar Skull Cosmetics 10 Correct and Conceal Palette
Christian Dior Diorskin Two Way Foundation

Sugar Skull Cosmetics 120 Rainbow Palette
Etude House Code B Gel Eyeliner in Strong black
Christian Dior Pencil Eyeliner in Noir
Glintz False eyelashes #331

Sugar Skull Cosmetics 10 Glow & Blush Palette
Maybelline Mineral Blush in Dusty Rose

Mac Heroine Lipstick

I'm really in love with my eyeshadow palettes. They're really pigmented and really bright in person. Even my customers have the same feedback. This is the reason why I've decided to sell it. I'm honestly a fan of these palettes from another online store and they're pretty pricey. Now that I have a direct supplier I won't be frowning with its price, and of course I'm selling it for a price cheaper than the others.

While shooting these pictures my other cousin Atta Marie helped us to take some good shots. My son's also there, playing with my stuff and his minion that when turned on, it sings.. Psy's Gangnam Style. (whatda!)

We rarely get a chance to hangout, coz my cousins were busy with their school.
My other cousins were now in college, and one's already working with Philippine Airlines. They'll just visit me whenever they need makeups. If I open their makeup pouch, it's full of makeups from me. My collection's starting to vanish, and has started to migrate to their bags... It's ok, I love them anyway, and atleast they don't have to spend money, they just need to see me..

I'm sure I'm their favorite makeup artists too.. coz they don't have to pay just to have one.. They just call me and sometimes I don't have any choice but to say yes. How I wish I have my own makeup artist when I was young.
It's hard being the first born in the family.

Aside from the palettes and the beautiful colors it create on my face, I'm in love with my new pearls. I've lost my old pair during my son's christening dayI don't have to cry and think about the old one anymore, as the new one is freaking gorgeous. I'm sure my best friend Kitty will like it..

earrings: Chanel Vintage CC Logo Drop Pearl

To watch Rihanna's music video and see its awesomeness,
check it out here:

Lastly, please check out and like my online cosmetics business.
The palettes that I've been using all came from Sugar Skull Cosmetics.

Do you also love Riri's music video? I know it's old but still it's often being recreated as most MUAs love her look. I'm a big fan of Riri and I always listen to her old and new songs on my playlist. 
Have you tried her Mac Lipstick Riri Woo? :)

A short prayer for you lovelies..

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

End of June Rendezvous

It's not too late for summer to end, though it's officially rainy season. I love it when it rains and June has definitely been my favorite month. I love to swim on a gloomy rainy day coz I hate it when sun toasts my skin. I've suffered sunburns so many times on my shoulders and nose and it used to hurt so bad. I'm ok with tanning but I don't like the painful natural process of baking myself. Now I'm taking my little boy to swim, a simple get together and a birthday celebration for me. Just like what my husband told me, it's gonna be a week long celebration. FYI my only brother who's one year younger celebrates his birthday right after mine. I'm also excited coz the last time I went swimming it was before I got married and have a baby.

We went to Uno Vera Hotel and Spa.This used to be a private resort and lodging for the Japanese, now it's finally open to the public, but since it's pricey and no foods are allowed
 it became a private pool for us. Not your typical resort with so many peeps. The owner of Uno Vera Hotel and Spa were the family of my boss from my first job. It's so nice seeing nice familiar people around. They welcomed us warmly and gave us a few discount.

Only my close friends were invited. It's sad that some of them didn't make it. There's always next time.

I went there with my husband, my baby and two close friends.We're still waiting for 3 more friends. My husband didn't even stay longer coz he has a gig that night.

Here's my baby already pointing on the menu. I guess he wants the Samurai crepe.
When I was pregnant I was craving so bad for it coz it used to be my favorite 
when I was still working with the company that owns Uno Vera. I even remember I was so mad at my friend Marc coz he promised he'll buy me one, but it took him 2 months when he went back to my house.

Kong family pic time!

Since his "ninongs" were so fond of him, he got his treat.

The mouth-watering Samurai Crepe

Russell and Marc has always been my best buds. We've known each other since we
were 6 years old. They love my son, and he's always special to them. I guess this is the best part of producing the first baby among your circle of friends.Baby's totally spoiled.

this is kiok :)

My bestfriend misses my baby so much,
she sent him a big can of milk. thank you bezzie~!
wish you were here.

Swimming for the first time. Draven is now 7 months old.
Time really flies! have to save up for this first birthday though.


This epic smile of him gathered 168 likes on Facebook. My baby's really popular. Everytime I post pictures of him, he gathers more than a hundred likes. Not to mention when I announced I was preggy and posted an ultrasound picture when he was still an embryo, he already received 380 likes. When he was born, he got 280. Way to go, son!

baby's already sleepy. he wants to sleep in the water.

After a few hours we went home coz I need to help my husband prepare for his gig,
and I have to take Draven home, I'm afraid he might catch a cold. He even drank the pool water!

After an hour, I went back and it's gonna be a long day for me.Just like the old times. Yeah!

Disappointed that I'm not wearing a bikini just like the other girls out there?
SORRY! with my conservative family and now my husband becoming conservative like them, it'll be impossible. Besides, I'm not brave enough to flaunt my body on the internet.
You'll never know who will come across your picture and use it for something.. dirty.
There are so many bad people out there. There's also Photoshop. You'll never know what you're getting into. Plus I don't want to receive a karma for laughing at those curve less creatures fearlessly exposing themselves, and couldn't offer any talent other than their body and sexuality. There's no difference between getting caught with your brassieres and undies and wearing a bikini. Both of them exposes your body, and I'm strongly against it.
If you're beautiful enough, you don't need to flaunt everything.


Feeling free.. for just a couple of hours. At first I was enjoying it.. then suddenly I missed Draven and Francis. So this is how it feels like to become a mom and a wife. 
(no peace of mind, at all)


Now don't be scared...
Here's me without makeup...

Then horsing around with my childhood best buds.
We feel like kids again!

 I want to have a picture here with my husband.
Just a beautiful, perfect spot. Maybe next time.

More pictures..


Now see the beauty of sunset against the window.. reflecting on the water.

Night comes, and finally Doctor Edsie came! with food.. I'm so proud of her, she's a doctor now. She's also one of my childhood best bud. We've known each other since we were six years old.


My husband even cooked my fave pasta, carbonara. He cooks so well.. I must learn how to cook and surpass his skills. Someday.

If there's one thing I love about my life, it's becoming a mother to this wonderful gift.
He makes me smile and laugh out loud everyday. I'm inspired to live coz you're my reason.
I love you so much baby!