Friday, October 24, 2008

Stila Cosmetics Eye Shadow

Before going to Baguio, I was able to sneak this entry in. :)

Here's another gift from Aunt L. Aunt L is truly kikay, so lucky me! :p

She gave me 2 eyeshadows from Stila cosmetics. Here's one of them.

Kiwi shade.

Here is a swatch:

Decided to apply it once on my lids.

I have yet to roadtest this product. But my initial reaction? I like the shade. :) Haha! I'll be posting another entry about the product once I've tested them whole day.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Vacation Vacation Here I Come

I will be going on a much awaited and well deserved vacation. I'll be going to Baguio and might not be able to post any entry startying October 26 to November 7. But don't you worry, I'll be posting lots and lots of entries about my trip. I told myself this trip will really be a GETAWAY in its true meaning. No worries, no problems, no project plans, no work, no nothing. Just purely relaxation and fun. Well hopefully that's what happens. :) So I'll be back!!! :D

Monday, October 20, 2008

Daytime Orange

As promised...

I know I have been AWOL for the last couple of days and I haven't been posting regularly. :/ So here's another hard earned EOTD. :) Hope you like it! Coz I really do! :)

Let's start the show...

I used what Aunt L gave me... Shu Uemura in M Beige and Orange. Yes you heard it right, Orange! Haha! It's a pretty orange color, and not the "bilibid orange" don't worry.

Here's a swatch:

Start with my eye... It's already quite oily since I just got home. Hehe! :p

I used the M Beige shade first.

Apply it to the inner lids.

I stopped 3/4 of the lid, since I'll be adding a different shade to that.

Now, it's time to use the Orange shade of Shu Uemura.

Apply it on the outer side if the eye. Make a v shape.

Here's how it should look like:

Notice that there's demarcation which we still need to fix.

Now to do that, use a blending brush. I'm using Suesh brushes. Blend blend blend!


All better! :)

Now to highlight the browbone, I use my favorite off-white Elianto eyeshadow.

Highlight the browbone. This will make the eye makeup for dramatic!

Now, time to use my newly purchased Nichido eye pencil in Black brown.

Here's a swatch:

Line the upper lashline and don't forget to tightline. Tightlining will make your eyes bigger and livelier!

Here's how it should look like:

Finish by lining the lower lashline. Curl the lashes, and apply mascara. I used Covergirl Lashexact Mascara in Black Brown.

When smiling:

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Shu Uemura & Nichido

What does these two brands have in common? They both have really good quality. Of course one is branded and the other is local, but I rarely look at the brands. I try not to discriminate when it comes to makeup, just as long as they have a wide variety of products, they have good quality, and I've tried and tested them. :)

You'd probably be reading on different brands as we go along with my posts about beauty here in S2S. I wanna give women choices and not just stick to high end brand. However, a tip is still to go and try the products yourself first. I normally try the tester products in counters or if I buy online, I read on the comments of other people, before buying for myself.

Anyway, back to the topic... Aunt L gave me 2 lovely shades of Shu Uemura eyeshadows. *Thanks Aunt L! I really like them!* Here they are...

M Beige and Orange

I also got myself a dark brown color of eyeliner. You know how much I love eyeliners! I needed this for tightlining. So I went to SM and bought Nichido eye pencil in Black Brown. This eye pencil can be used as eyeliner or eyebrow pencil.

Here's a swatch:

I'll be doing an EOTD using these products. So stay tuned! :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Good news to consignors!

Consignors for Bazaars
Dream Collection and Skin Hour are now accepting consignors. This Christmas season, share the good news of mineral makeup and organic love by selling Dream Collection's MMU and Skin Hour products. Send in your contact details to 09228242758 and be able to sell Dream Collection and Skin Hour is your bazaar schedules!
  • Get Reseller Discounts and additional freebies! :)
  • Dream Collection and/or Skin Hour products may be consigned for bazaars/outlets.
  • Reseller discounts will be given.Additional freebies will be given for big sellers!

Woohoo!!! :D

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wedding Jitters

I got this from someone's multiply and I'm just reposting. :)

Wedding season is upon us, and as you watch excited friends and family members scurry down the aisle, you might be wondering: When will it be my turn to tie the knot?

It is not unusual to get antsy about ascending to the next stage in your relationship, especially when you see friends of the same age (or younger!) already in the land of happily ever after. Of course, not everyone needs a ring to create a lifetime commitment with their partner, but for those who do want to get married, waiting for the proposal can be agonizing.

So, why in the world isn't he proposing?

Men Don't Hear the Clock Ticking. While men are fertile well into elderly years (Hello, Hef!), the biological clock keeps a different timetable for women. Even though medical advancements can now allow women to have babies well into their forties, the chances of conceiving and carrying a healthy baby to term decrease rapidly with age. Men often do not realize the extent of this fertility timetable, and even if they do, they might not feel the same pressure to settle down. The good news as to why he hasn't proposed yet? It's not you -- it's Mother Nature.

Men Dread the Big Day. Not all women dream of the big day and the white gown, but many do. As a result, some women crave marriage more than men, simply because they can't wait to be princess for a day! However, the groom-to-be usually feels something akin to dread -- not because he doesn't want to spend the rest of his life with his blushing bride, but because he doesn't want to spend hours deciding table arrangements or corralling his family into a reception hall. The upshot? Be sure your man knows your future wedding isn't going to be a three-ring circus, and get him thinking about possible honeymoon spots. The thought of you in a bikini in Aruba might get him down on one knee.

Men Want to Be Prepared. Yes, romantic comedies make spontaneous proposals look tempting, but the truth is that marriages fare better in situations where the finances and big life decisions are already planned out. If you and your significant other haven't seriously discussed marriage, let alone where you will live, if you will have kids, etc., chances are that he hasn't proposed because your relationship isn't prepared for that next step. The cure? Figure out if your life plans are on the same track by casually mentioning your own future goals, whether it is to own a business, buy a house, or have a baby.

Men Fear the Proposal Moment. Have you ever thought about how scary it must be to plan what is supposed to be the most romantic moment of you and your partner's life? From JumboTron proposals to hiding engagement rings inside of Crab Rangoon, previous grooms have created a lot for your partner to live up to. Assuage his fears by letting him know that skywriting is nice, but sweet, simple gestures are best.

Finally, if you know that you are ready for the next step in your relationship, but you still haven't seen any bling, you might want to consider summoning up your bravery and popping the question yourself!

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Green Day

A very very very hectic schedule I'm in. I can't even hold regular workshops as of the moment because of my busy schedule. But I managed to do this tutorial before I went out. :p

Pls. excuse my zit. :(

Prep your whole face (and your eyes most especially) with primer. I used Skin Hour Mattifying Day Cream.

Buff your face with foundation. Normally I use mineral foundation since I like the light feeling but full coverage. :) I'm using Charlene matte foundation.

Umm... sneaky me! This is how I make my fotd/eotds. :)

Conceal and lighten dark areas such as eyebags. I'm using mineral makeup again. Using Buttercup lidwash to disguise my eyebags. Huhu!

Left: concealed with Buttercup; Right: without.

Conceal red areas such as the sides of the nose, blemishes, etc. I used Max Factor in Nuvo Beige cream concealer.

Now on to the eyes...

I'm using these two shades from my Elianto eyeshadow palette.

First is use the lighter shade and apply over lids.

Next is to apply the darker shadow at the outer v of the eye to create dimension.

This is how it should look like. (Taken without flash)

After blending well, highlight the brow are with an off-white shade. I used Elianto off-white eyeshadow.

Next is to use a neutral color that is close to your skin tone just to bridge the gap between the colors.

Here's how it should look: (taken without flash)

Use the light green shade on the lower lashline. Stay on the inner side.

Next is to use the darker shade and apply it on the outer side.

Apply liquid eyeliner and tightline with pencil eyeliner to make your eyes bigger and more alive. I used Fashion 21 liquid eyeliner in black and Nichido pencil eyeliner in black for tightlining.

Curl lashes and apply mascara. I used Winc Instant Lash Duo to make my lashes look longer because of its fibers.


On to the eyebrows:

Groom your eyebrows with brown eyebrow powder. Use one shade lighter than your hair. I'm using In2It Eyebrow Powder.

For the face:

I contour my cheeks, since I have a round shape face. For countouring, use a darker shade of foundation (either cream or powder). I normally use powder foundation so it's light. I use Fanny Serrano foundation in Almond.

How it would look: (Yihee!! Smaller cheeks!)

Next is for blush. I opted to use a bronzer for this. Used Shiseido Luminizing Brush Powder in Bronze Shimmer, which I have reviewed before.


I used a nude lipliner to fill my lips. Lipliners is a must if you want your lipstick to stay on longer. Here I used Shiseido in Mauve-Brown.

For color: I chose to use a peachy shade of lipstick from my Fanny Serrano lip palette .

Finish off by setting the makeup with charged face mist. I'm using Skin Hour Firming & Clarifying Toner.


Happy happy! :D