Month: March 2013

Over the Internet: Graduation Makeup Tutorial

March is the month for graduation here in the Philippines but because Holy Week started early this year, some were pushed back. I am counting down the days for my big day. This year, APRIL 3 IS THE DAY. I am very much excited to graduate yet I am nervous for unemployment as well.

To prep up my spirits for the big day, I looked for graduation makeup tutorials from local beauty gurus. Just to let you know, I am not really a YouTube watcher. I am more of a blog reader. I have not watched any of their earlier videos so most of them are of my first impressions.

Classic Graduation Party Makeup Tutorial by Chriselle Sy

I love Chriselle Sy (Cosmetic Fixation) and how in-depth her makeup tutorials are. I like the way details what kind of brush to use and where to apply it. I like that she tells what colors or shades to use without naming much brands, which I have noticed a lot of YouTube beauty gurus tend to do.

Classy Graduation Makeup Tutorial by anavictorin0

Ana Victorino’s tutorial is more simple than Chriselle’s but with the same in-depth quality. This is the first makeup tutorial I have watched from AV but I am a reader of her blog. Her sweet voice makes it a plus. For some reason her voice reminds me of Michelle Phan.

Graduation Day Makeup Look – saytiocoartillero by saytiocoartillero

Lindsay is a former classmate of mine back in elementary. I recently discovered her blog (Makeup by Say Tioco Artillero) last year and since then followed her because I love the idea that she patronizes local products in her blog and how she reaches out to make Tagalog tutorials in her YouTube channel. I also enjoy looking at her FOTD. She has made three different videos to reach out to her viewers: for high-end, for Tagalog speaking, and for budget.

Graduation Day Makeup Look (Tagalog Tutorial)

I prefer her makeup look here than the earlier video.

AFFORDABLE Graduation Makeup Look

I think she put in too much foundation in this video but her choices of products were interesting. I can’t wait to read her reviews on the products.

Fresh Graduation Look (Day Makeup) by COLORismyweapon

I recently discovered Noe Mae Villa-Gee (Color is My Weapon) while I was searching for YouTube videos on a graduation day makeup tutorial. I loved her video. With the way she talks in her video it made me feel I was in a makeup workshop or a makeup talk show.

For those who are into high-end makeup I recommend you to read Project Vanity’s Graduation Makeup Tutorial.

Do you have a D-Day this year?



Yoko’s New Summer Look

It is summer now here in the Philippines. Yoko is our dog that was passed down for me to take care when my cousins moved to Canada. I decided to cut her fur because I noticed how her nose is always dripping wet and from what I know, dogs sweat from their noses. Just imagine how hot she feels with all her fur. I, a normal human being, has been sweating a lot this past few weeks. We have no air conditioning to give to her.

Yoko's New Summer Look

It’s not the first time I cut her fur. Except this time I think I believe I became rusty. My attempt was so laughable that I had to cut off all her fur. In the picture above is one of my rough shots of her final look. Though, she looks so much better than the pictured photo.

Yoko Fur Loss

People relax, it’s just fur. I did her no harm. I did not cut her fur out of boredom. Her fur will grow back again. But you know, even if her image changed from a lion into a lamb she still looks adorable. We also noticed some changes in her behavior like she became less cranky and sluggish and she’s more active and happier. Her fur will grow back in no time, ready for the rainy season.


Beauty Bar Haul

Beauty Bar Haul

It’s been a while since I went to Beauty Bar so when Project Vanity held their 5th BlogAnniversary at Beauty Bar, Bonifacio High Street, I decided to look around to check out their items.

Beauty Bar Haul

I have read things about brush guards how it helps maintain your brushes’ shape when you clean them. I think that brush guards are a beauty necessity that’s why I decided to buy one. I was planning on buying from Charm Makeup Brushes a 12-piece brush guard at Php 250. I was never an online shopping person that’s why I prolonged my plan purchase. but as I was lurking around the beauty blog-sphere, I found out that Beauty Bar is also selling brush guards! I found out through Eula Sleeps‘ blog post on  how she dries her brushes that Beauty Bar’s is selling a 15-piece brush guard for Php 245. That’s 5 Pesos cheaper with 5 more brush guards! HAHA! I am such a cheapskate. I am always on the look out for cheaper and more value finds.

My usual lash glue is Ardell and when I ran out of lash glue I was being stupid and bought a Ardell LashTite Adhesive for Individual Lashes which costed me Php 350! I don’t even know how to use it! Unitl now, it’s stuck in my drawer somewhere. Through the local beauty bloggers I found out that there are actually good lash glues that are cheaper. One of the popular cheaper lash glues is Andrea Modlash Eyelash Adhesive for Strip Lashes which only costs Php 195.

ArtDeco is a brand that brings back sentimental values. I remember way back when I was a kid, I used to play a lot with my mother’s makeup. I remember ArtDeco eye shadows being one of them. I decided to build an ArtDeco palette and collect the eye shadows, blushes, etc. of ArtDeco. I decided to start by buying ArtDeco’s Beauty Box Quattro luckily, a Limited Edition ArtDeco Beauty Box Quattro was on sale. It has a pretty jeweled design, from Php 425 it was sold at Php 318.75. I can’t wait to fill up this palette.

What are your recent buys? Do you know any cheap buys?


Bits and Pieces: Project Vanity’s 5th BlogAnniversary

Two Saturdays ago, Project Vanity held their 5th BlogAnniversary at Beauty Bar, Bonifacio High Street. I was one of the fortunate 40 readers who were chosen by Ms. Liz to receive a loot bag for her event. Even though the place was far and I wasn’t familiar of the place, I still went there to be able to meet her. I was starstruck when I met her. She was very beautiful and uber sexy. I look so awkward in the picture because I was so shy.

Ms. Liz, Snaps, and Me

Ms. Liz is very friendly, approachable, and down-to-earth. She talked to every one of us and made sure that we were enjoying and having fun. She made a quick tutorial of an everyday look and gave us tips. It was almost like attending a  beauty workshop.

Dawn, me, Vireza and KailaFrom left to right: Dawn (Peachy Pink Sisters), me, Vireza, and Kaila

It was my first time going to a beauty event. At first, I knew no one. I was afraid that would feel out-of-place. Thankfully my friend Kaila came and introduced me to her friends. I am a reader of Peachy Pink Sisters and I was delighted to meet one of the bloggers in person.

Kaila and Me

Thanks to Kaila and Ms. Liz, I wouldn’t be able to meet and make new friends.

Project Vanity Loot Bag

Some of us managed to take home a loot bag from Beauty Bar.

Project Vanity Inside Loot Bag

Inside was a Beauty Bar 2013 Planner, a sample of Cure Natural Aqua GelPalladio Oil Absorbing Rice Paper Tissues in Natural, and some Burt’s Bees items.

*Photos from the event were taken from Kaila’s iPhone.


From Canada with Love #2

From Canada with Love #2

Everytime my childhood friend comes back from Canada, she always manages to bring me back little things to give me. When came back last December, she gave me these lovely gifts. She gave me a Clarins makeup pouch, Victoria Secret coin purse, Prescriptives Camouflage Cream Concealer, Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze, and Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss.

Prescriptives Camouflage Cream Concealer right now is the only concealer I have. I never bought concealers because I don’t really have anything to hide. Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze and Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss are my currently most used lip gloss. It just goes well on top of any of my lipsticks!

From Canada with Love #2

She also brought me a hand purse.

What gifts have you been loving?