Monday, December 29, 2014

Bronze Eyes and Baby Pink Pout

Hello there! Another December blog post! Today I think I nailed my makeup coz I really love how it turned out in person and in pictures. Maybe I could also blame the ample amount of time to paint my face. Don't we just hate it when we only have few minutes left, we have to hurry up but then you needed more time to even out the wings of your eyeliner? I really hate those moments. 

Nothing is more productive for me than doing everything at the last minute, but not with my makeup. I badly need an hour for everything. Just like a painter, to be able to get a good canvas and a good outcome, I need time and peace of mind. Sometimes I have to blame my mood and the short time I've got whenever my makeup application s*cks. I even plan the night before on what shades to mix together.

Here's my makeup, all set and done, taken in broad daylight using the frontcam of my fone. Here are the products used:

Nyx High Definition Primer
Jazzy Collections Cream Foundation in CF-04
Sugar Skull Cosmetics 10 Correct and Conceal Palette
Sephora 8hr Wear Mattifying Powder Foundation in Medium
Maybelline Mineral Foundation in Ivory

Nyx High Definition Primer applied on lids
Sugar Skull Cosmetics 88 Earth Palette
Sophie Paris Koshize Eyeliner in Dark Brown
Estee Lauder Lash Primer
Estee Lauder Sumptous Mascara

Clinique powder blush in Cupid
Maybelline Mineral blush in Dusty Rose

Mac Flamingo Lipstick
City Color Lip Lush Moisturizing Lip Crayon

**I got the City Color Lip Crayon as a gift from my sister in law, Cherry.**
**Thanks sissy!!**

A Short Story to share...

My family and I (extended family included) have suddenly decided to go to Skyranch in Tagaytay just to spend time together and feel the extremely cold December breeze. Just when we thought it's just gonna be a "colder" place, we found out it's gonna be a bone-chilling coldness! It was even drizzling when we get there and our ride was parked on the opposite side of the amusement park and we had to walk on the flyover just to get to the Skyranch (we parked near the casino). That bone chilling coldness felt good at first, but then after staying there for six hours I was having headaches already.. but then.. the makeup's still fresh and dewy, no touch ups at all.

Unfortunately there were too many people and I wasn't able to ride the Super Vikings.
It takes too much time just to fall in line to get the ticket and even fall for another line to get to ride the Vikings. Going there right after Christmas is a bad idea I guess. Anyways, we still enjoyed our time there, eating and playing on the artificial grass. I would definitely want to go back next month.

Adios 2014

I guess this really will wrap up my final post for 2014! One thing I noticed is that I didn't get crazy on my hair this year, and I've been blonde all year long! I really love it, I want to have lighter and longer hair for 2015. For my makeup, it has improved. My eyebrows were done pretty neatly now, it's actually the hardest for me. I could perfectly do other people's eyebrows and I always have a hard time doing mine. This time I'm actually using a lot for it but look how it turns out. For this year I'm still in love with neutral makeup paired with pink, coral or peach lips, and whenever I feel really fierce I just reach for my Mac Russian Red. I've been really skinny too.. which has been my dream since I started gaining weight in 2011. This year I miraculously shed my baby fats without doing anything. Motherhood made me skinnier! Even my skin has improved a lot. 

For 2015 I want to paint faces again, I've talked to some people and I'm gonna become a MUA again, so I need to buy new palettes, brushes and a bigger traincase. I want more makeups in my collection, but I promise I'll stick now to cheaper ones.. gotta look out and try cheaper cosmetic brands.**I'm keeping my fingers crossed** Gotta organize my makeup stash, and become a better mom and a better wife.

For my blog, I'm still trying to improve it, and as what my cousins and friends have suggested I'll try to do more product reviews, makeup tips and makeup inspirations. If the time permits, I'll try to write and blog more.

Bye lovelies and may you all have a blessed new year. We're just a few days away from 2015! Thanks for reading!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

FOTN: Green with Envy

I rarely go out at night these days, but when I do I always make sure my look for that specific night's well planned and polished. Let me share with you ladies the makeup look I did when I watched SS109's show last night at Imusix Place. To those who didn't know my husband and my younger brother were in an old school glam metal band named SS109. I only get to watch their show whenever it's their mini solo concert. For tonight I've decided to wear my military inspired bolero. Underneath is my favorite black sleeveless top. The supporters of the band were told to wear black actually but then the band's name came from the name of a bullet, so my OOTN was also inspired by the band itself. Since it's night time the quality of the pictures weren't really good.Bored by my typical brown/bronze smokey eyes, I was dying to try green eyes for tonight. 
my eyes zoomed, with flash on
After putting my eye makeup on, it turns out to be a bit too bright for a night time rock concert so I mixed it up with a darker shimmery green eye shadow and matte black eyeshadow which I worked on my non existent crease so I have to create an illusion to have one, and blend it well so harsh edges won't be possible. I want a soft dark smokey green eyes.
A photo of what I've used that night. That's really a lot. You really can't rush perfection, it took me 30 minutes to complete my look, then the remaining 30 minutes were divided for my husband and bro's hair and makeup. Once again, I'm the band's unofficial makeup artist.
The rest of the band members face were painted at the venue.

Products Used

Nyx HD Primer
Jazzy Collections Cream Foundation
Sugar Skull Cosmetics 10 Concealer Palette
Sephora 8hr Wear Mattifyibng Foundation
Maybelline Mineral Foundation
Sephora Green Eyeshadows from the Custom Smokey Palette
Dark Green eyeshadows from Sugar Skull Cosmetics 120 Rainbow Palette
Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Mosaic Eyeshadow in Eye Candy for highlighting
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Corrupt
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Mocha
Etude House COde B Gel Eyeliner
Estee Lauder Lash Primer
Estee Lauder Sumptous Mascara
Christian Dior eyeliner in Noir
Elf blush and Bronzer duo
Clinique powder blush in Cupid

Christian Dior Lip Liner in Linen
Mac Flamingo Lipstick
A different view of my makeup using my Iphone's cam. Picture was taken with low light. Also for that night's place it was dark with just artificial lights on. I did my best in brightening these pictures. It's still dark and grainy.


Just like my Estee Lauder Sumptous mascara, our food from the buffet that night was also Sumptous! I swear, their food is more delicious than those at Vikings Luxury Buffet, and it only costs 350 pesos per head. I really did enjoy it and went home sleepy coz I was so full.

I also get to use this bag for the first time. Guess what's inside it.

Excuse the liquor! It's from the vocalist, he gave it for my hubby. Don't get me wrong, I have no vices. Although I've tried to learn how to smoke or even drink at a very young age, my body and my lungs have learned to say no. I don't know but it reacts crazily to liquors and cigarettes. Though my husband has vices he said that what he likes about me is that I don't smoke and drink. Crazy to hear when he says it's 'rare'. Well some girls these days really drink as hard as their dad.. and smokes like a chimney. He starts to quit smoking when we started dating and he's drinking less now. It must have been really hard for him so I told him to quit gradually. I'm afraid he might suffer withdrawal syndrome from sudden quitting. A shoutout to those who choose to live cleanly!

He also decided to add a touch of green to match his usual black smokey for a glam metal-glam rock look. He said he wants to match it with his bass guitar. Well then, we matched. He was even mistaken as a girl, many times. :)

So long lovelies! I'm not sure if it's going to be my final post for this year, but I hope I could add up a new one and wrap up my last post. Thanks for reading. Let's all look forward for a fruitful and dazzling new year!