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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Birthday to the Big Guy in My Life



Today is a very special but lonesome day for me since today is my Papa's birthday. Unfortunately he is not with us anymore since he was taken away last 2010 due to complications with his illness.
It pains me to think that he is not with us anymore. My memories with my dad is still fresh that even his face is still intact in my brain even though that he is gone for almost 3 years now. 

Losing someone very important to you is hard to accept but still life has to go on. I remember just dreading for the days to go on when each holiday would pass without him there. He was supposed to be 65 today. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

How to NOT Look Sick


I am having second thoughts if Summer has really arrived since its been raining for a couple of days already. And because of that I have been feeling iffy a couple of days ago, thankfully I was able to get rid of the colds already so I can get back to work and also with blogging. 

Getting sick doesn't mean that we have to look the part right? That is one thing I don't want to be since being presentable can give you a jumpstart in your day. I've actually started loving putting on make up not because I have to but because I love to. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

FOTD: St. Patrick's Day on Monday!


Hello ladies! 

Its been a long time since I posted and FOTD right? Goodness I missed doing these kinds of posts, I will do more for sure! :) 

Last Monday I think it was St. Patrick's day. I'm not sure since its not a holiday here in the Philippines nor in Korea but I have been hearing and seeing lots of posts on my SNS that I jumped in as well. I know I get easily swayed! lol

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Win your Dream Wedding with Club Balai Isabel





Weddings are so magical don't you think? 

But planning one is a bit of a hassle especially if you don't know who to ask or where to go to.

Luckily on April 20 and 21, Club Balai Isabel will hold its very first bridal fair entitled, "The Wedding Caravan". This event is organized by R & A Events Specialist and co-managed by Vet Lauzon.

The bridal fair will be held at Club Balai Isabel which is located on the romantic shores of Lake Taal in Brgy Talisay, Batangas City from 9am to 7pm. This bridal fair is especially designed to couples that want a memorable and special wedding setting for them. This will also showcase different wedding specialist to make your dream wedding come true.

Product Review: Avon Ideal Luminous Foundation


Foundations are one of those things that I really like to make a review on because its quite hard for me to find the shade good for my skin tone. 

I have pale skin which is not typical if you are a Filipina, its especially hard to make it look like I didn't have it on. I was actually intrigued at first when I saw this at the latest Avon brochure since its Avon't newest foundation. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My Make Up Collection: Face Products



Since I started this blog and also doing beauty related videos on my youtube channel and do make up gigs on the side, I have collected a lot of make up which quite honestly I thought was small but when I look at it now its HUGE.

I was able to collect these much from my purchases while some are gifts from my friends and family or stuff that I won from online contests and such. I was really surprised because while conceptualizing with this post I thought of just doing one video but when I saw all of my make up I thought to just make them in parts so the video will be short and you won't be confused with all the products I will be featuring.

Monday, March 18, 2013

February 2013 Empties


Happy Monday ladies! 

I have been out of the loop for a while now because of some personal issues I need to settle, but don't worry it won't involve me leaving you guise! I just have to settle some plans I'm making about my next out of town trip and I need to make the necessary planning and logistics thing because I want everything to be okay when that day comes. Ugh just talking about it makes me want to cover up and say PLEASE MAKE IT MAY ALREADY!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lee Hi 'It's Over' Make up Tutorial


Hello loves! Its Saturday!

What I love most about Saturdays at home is I can just chill and write articles. I haven't been up to date with posts here which I deeply regret because of my work. I've actually been transferred again to another station which is kinda hard since I have to get myself used to being there.

But the good part of getting transferred is I have more privacy now with my new station! :D now onto our post. A couple of days ago I post this look on my youtube beauty channel since I've been loving Lee Hi and I just saw her teaser photo for her latest song 'It's Over'

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Scent of the Moment: Victoria Secret in Love to Flirt


Summer is finally here in Manila and I can't wait to go to the beach! I actually have planned 2 trips this April which I am really excited! :D

One of the things that I really associate summer is with scents. I have a thing with light sweet fragrance or with ocean fresh scents during summer which I think my current scent has.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

February 2013 Favorites


Hello again! 

I haven't been updating my favorites in time and it really sucks BIG TIME but I hope you girls understand.. 

So its not time of the month again for me to share my favorite stuff from last February. Quite honestly I have only been loving the same items from last January but luckily I was able to have other things that I have been loving to share to you all. 

February 2013 Haul


Hello lovelies!

I'm really sorry if I haven't blogged this a bit sooner. As of the moment we are still renovating my studio so I've been pretty busy these days.

On today's post I will be sharing to you the stuff that I've purchase last February. I didn't actually thought that I will be buying so much stuff last month because I was hoping to do major cosmetic purchases around April or May but..oh well. I did went overboard but I will actually give away some of the products that I bought last month so I feel really good about that.

Most of the products that I will be showing in this post will be products that I will do a product review soon which is really exciting since trying out new products are a good thing to do if you are in the beauty blogging industry, because not only will you be trying out new products but also you are sharing your opinion about it.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Product Review: Urban Decay 24/7 waterproof liquid eye liner


Eye liner is one of the things that can really make your look change tremendously. It is also a must have if you like to sport kpop inspired looks in which eye liner is really a must have. 

Ever since I got the Urban Decay Book of Shadows palette, I have started using its included eyeliner which is the Urban Decay 24/7 waterproof liquid eyeliner in Perversion.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

GlamBox's Air Brush Workshop


Being an aspiring MUA or Make Up Artist, you need to have certain skills to hone to gain more clients in this field, one of them would be you have to be good at airbrush make up. I really need to get an airbrush kit soon so I could use it for my gigs.

 And with that, I was really thankful when I got invited to join Glambox's first airbrush workshop that was held at their beauty studio in Makati a couple of weeks ago.

Our instructor for the workshop is Ms. Dana Plan. She is really nice and kalog which made the workshop really fun. The first things that were covered is the history and also the benefits of Airbrush make up. There were some make up exercises that was done for us to have an experience with it. I was really amazed since it was said that airbrush is not only used in make up but also in nail art cool right? 

Here are some pictures of the Glambox studio and also from our workshop. Other pictures will be posted on my facebook page.









I really had fun and I learned a lot on our workshop. It was really nice to meet Ms. Dana and I hope to meet her again. Thank you GlamBox for inviting me in this workshop! 

This had definitely helped me in learning more about airbrush make up. 

If you want to know more about Glambox and also their studio and products you can check it out here

Much Love!

Alice

Friday, March 8, 2013

Glam Up Mermaid Look


I have always loves the little mermaid, but I can't seem to think of myself as Ariel. I have a very wild imagination and I have actually made my own mermaid.

My mermaid would have a bluish green fish tail. Her hair would be blonde that has some blue high lights. I was planning on asking my brother to draw her but he has been busy also so I wasn't able to do it. If ever my brother is free I will ask him to draw it and I will post it on my facebook page for sure. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Product Review: Maybelline Clear Smooth BB stick


Hello ladies! Happy Thursday! My goodness its already Thursday again.. I have a lot of posts to share to you girls but since internet at home is not cooperating that well I have to settle blogging at work for now. Thank goodness our company allows me to do my pride and joy (you read that right!). 

On today's post I will be sharing to you my review about my latest BB cream: Maybelline's BB stick! 

If you remember I also did a review on the first Maybelline BB cream that they offered. That BB cream was a little too oily for my skin since it contains glycerine and other substances that can make my skin produce more oil. I think other users of that BB cream had forwarded it to the company that the company made a separate one for those with combination- oily skin. 

without flash

I was really thankful with that because I do love their BB cream because the shade is really close to my pale skin. Sometimes having pale skin is a bad thing because its a little draining to look for a foundation or bb shade fit for my skin. Just for a background about my skin, I have combination-oily skin that is also prone to mild acne breakouts. 
With Flash

Claim: 
  •  Mineral clay formula guarantees 12hr shine control
  • Contains Salicylic acid to manage combination & oily skin.
  •  Provides a soft, matte and radiant finish.
  • Sweat-resistant and sebum – resistant formula leaves skin fresh all day.
  • Hides appearance of pores & imperfection.
  • Contains SPF 21/PA+++ that protects skin from sun damage.
  • Instantly evens skin tone.
  • Provides a power-light feel on skin.
Locally retailed at 249PHP ( approx 6.10USD) for a 10g tube, I think that its a good buy. Its not that heavy on the wallet which is great if you are a student that is on a budget. You do have to be careful with the packaging since the cap tends to come off so you have to put it back on tightly.
Left side has the BB stick while the Right side has no BB stick.. see the difference?

My initial reaction with this product is 

oh woah! 

And yes that was really what I said. I was really impressed because the shade is really close to my original skin color which is really nice. It evened my skin and also brightened it, the finish is soft . My colleagues also said that my skin really looks good when I have this on because the color is really natural and it made my skin look a couple of years younger. 

taken without flash

In terms of how long the product lasts, it doesn't really last for 12 hours on my face. It would last for at least 8 hours max depending on the weather. But that can easily be fixed just by putting on your favorite setting powder.


One main concern I had with this is since it has SPF 21 I'm not sure if this will be great with flash photography since most products that has SPF makes the light bounce off your face which is not good. But with this product, you can definitely see that the light didn't bounced off which is OK for flash photography! yey!

Things I liked about the product:

Lived off most of its claim.
Evened out my skin and brightened it as well.
Cheap
Locally available.
Effectively covered minor blemishes.
Did not broke me out.
No pungent scent.

Things I don't like about the product:

There are only 2 shades: Fresh and Radiance.

Neutral: 

The cap comes off easily.

Verdict? 

Overall I think this is a great product to have. Its not overwhelming to use and also its no hassle to use.

Will I repurchase? 

Definitely! But as of the moment I stopped using this because I'm trying a new foundation.

Who do I recommend this to? 

I would recommend this product for those that have combination-oily skin that wants to have an even skin color without packing too much product to the face. Unfortunately if you have a darker skin color either shades available is not fit for morena skin.



Have you tried this product? What do you think about it? Let me know on the comment box below!

xx Alice

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Product Review: Urban Decay Primer Potion


Hello ladies! Happy Tuesday! 

On today's post I will be making a review about a primer that I have been using for some time now and it is the Urban Decay Primer Potion! (sfx: woot woot!)

Make up primers are basically products that can make your make up last longer and also make the colors vibrant or make the face less oily. If you have oily skin, it is really best to invest in a good face and eye primer to let your make up last longer through the day with minimal touch ups. If you  

I have been hearing a lot of buzz about this product ever since I started watching tutorials on youtube. I admit that I was really really curious about this but can't seem to get my hands into one because there is no Urban Decay outlet here in the Philippines. You can purchase this online like on Digitaltrancase's online store. 

But due to having shortage of funds and also I don't have a lot of time browsing to get the best deal, I didn't get to buy this product. I was really fortunate to get this from the Book of Shadow's palette that I won from a giveaway a couple of months back. 

Claim: (taken from urbandecay.com)

This is it – THE most legendary primer in the beauty industry. Eyeshadow Primer Potion is coveted by makeup artists and makeup junkies alike because it guarantees more vibrant eyeshadow that lasts for 24 hours and NEVER CREASES! Once you experience its powers (plus how smoothly it glides on – an added bonus) you'll never want to live without it.

You can either get the easy squeeze tube or the one that comes with a wand. I would suggest go for the easy squeeze tube since you will really get the most out of this product and you wont have a hard time scraping off the product from the tube. 

From the claim, I was really curious if this product won't crease even if you live in a very humid environment i.e. The Philippines. I did try this out myself on several occasions and all I can say is it does stay on and would not budge. I've had several occasions that I slept with eye make up on (I know its bad :( ) and when I woke up in the morning I was really surprised that my eye make up is still on.

Tip:

When applying this to the lids, apply only half a pea size because a small amount is enough for your lid. 


Being a primer, one of its main job is to make your eye make up last longer and make the eyeshadow more vibrant. If you can see on the picture above, I applied three formulations of eye shadow: Matte, Semi matte, and shimmery eyeshadow in which the right part has the primer while the left part has no primer. It is visible that the colors pop out more if you have the primer on. 



Even with flash, the colors pop out more which is great if you will be taking pictures that has flash because the color vibrancy actually lessens if you have flash in pictures.

Here is an example on my lids.

Without Flash

With Flash
You can still see the vibrancy of the eye shadow with or without flash in these pictures which also saves you the pain of applying at least 3 layers of eyeshadow to your lids to make it vibrant and make the color pop out.

Things I love about the product: 

  • Lived to its claim.
  • Really easy to use.
  • Not sticky to the lids.
  • Made eye make up last the whole day. up until the next day if you forgot to remove your make up.

Things I don't like about the product: 

  • It is not locally available. The only way you can purchase this is thru online shops. 

Verdict?

Definitely a must have now on my make up train case. I really really love this product that I always use this when I do my make up or when I do my client or my friend's make up. It really does last a long time and creasing is lessened or there is no creasing at all.

Will I repurchase this product? 

I don't think I will be repurchasing now since I still have a ton of product on the tube and also I will be trying out other eye primers in the future to check if there is a much better product that is locally available.

Who do I recommend this product to? 

I would recommend this product to make up enthusiasts that would like their eye make up to last longer.

This product is also available in other variants such as Eden, Greed and Sin. You can check www.urbandecay.com for more info and also to check out their other products.

Much Love!

xx Alice

Monday, March 4, 2013

Product Feature: Sophie Paris's Kluge Compact Powder


Most girls have a penchant for anything cute - Don't deny it! I have been caught with this crime so many times that I can say its quite an impulse to buy something just because its cute. And this is one of those items I got from Sophie Paris a couple of months back. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

very very late Kpop Friday post! ALL about 2PM


Hey Ladies! How has everybody been? I was totally swamped with some posts I will be posting here and also I'm juggling taking care of the 3 kiddos that is why I wasn't able to post this as soon as I can. I will try to post as soon as I can for sure. 

As promised, today's post is about the Kpop group called the 'Beast' because of their bodies which doesn't really fall in the typical boy group category of Kpop - 2PM!! 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Product Review: Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara


Happy Friday! I will be doing a double post today since its the first day of March so watch out for it! ^__^

Remember when I got my Urban Decay Book of Shadows palette last December? It actually comes with the supercurl curling mascara which I have been using after I used the Avon Smooth Minerals mascara see the review here.

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