Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Copycat Series: Dara Park


Hi everyone.. This is a new segment of my blog.. apart from the reviews and other tutorials I decided that i will copy looks from celebrities, models, advertisements or even MAC face chart. I will start this very simple look from Dara Park. I really love her cat eyed look.. Her eyeliner is long and sexy. I really love the glow that most Koreans have. They look really fresh and super pretty..

Here's a quick tutorial:

1. Prime your lids. I use the all natural face eyeshadow primer. Apply grayish eyeshadow on the lid. The quad I am using is from revlon, the color is sandstorm.


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2. For more depth, sweep some matte brown eyeshadow on the crease.

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3. Highlight the brow bone with beige eyeshadow. Blend very well to soften the edges of your eyeshadow.
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4. Add black liquid eyeliner thickly on your upper lid. I use Nichido liquid eyeliner.
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5. Line your waterline with black eyeliner. I use Milani Color Brilliance in black and highlight the inner corner of your eyes with a shimmery beige eyeshadow from my giovi palette.
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6. Put on some mascara and define your brows. For mascara, I use Missha The style 4d mascara and for the brows, I use elf studioline brow kit in dark. Also, smudge a bit of shimmery gray eyeshadow on your lower lashline
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7. To achieve that glow, sweep some light shimmery blush. I use rimmel blush in pink rose. Contour your cheeks and nose. I use elf pressed powder in no. 4 as a matte bronzer. For highlighter, I use elf bronzer in luminance.

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8. For the lips, I use NYX lipstick in Thalia with Avon lipglaze in darling pink.



The Final Look for the eyes:
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^^ I use my favorite falsies,the half type from saizen.

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Comparison of my bare face and the copycat look:

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Manila Filled with Tears



Hi everyone. I guess a lot of you have heard the tragedy brought by typhoon Ondoy to our country. I have my own set of experience with Ondoy which is remarkably a life changing one. Last Saturday, I woke up around 330 am to study for that day's subject. I already noticed the incessant drizzle of rain. I was awaiting as early as 4am for class suspension but no announcement came. I went to school with dad as my driver. I arrived at UST before 9 am and saw students going to school. I told my dad that I will go ahead. After 15 mins or so, the office announced suspension and the rain started pouring hard. I joined my 3 other boy classmates in going home, one of whom has a car. We drop other classmates of ours at their houses because dapitan by that time is already flooded. My classmate drove all the way to e. rodriqguez and to our amazement flood had already set in. We decided not to push thru and my dad advised us to go to Puregold E.Rodriguez. We arrived their at 10 am and ate brunch. We are waiting patitently for the rain to stop. But it did'nt. It continued raining for hours. I did not think of buying any water nor food because i never thought it would take that long. The scariest thing happened. The floods cannot be controlled anymore. I saw tha bus slowly submerging in water and other cars are soon gone. But the worse is still to come,, water entered Puregold Grocery. I started crying and praying.. Memories of my 23 years of existence started flashing in my mind. I was afraid that if the rain did not stop it would fill up the whole store with us and other customers in it. I thought I would die that day... that night.. that moment. I do not know how to swim and the flood was way above the height of man. Inside the store, We are about 100+ waiting for the rain to stop, the floods to die down. I slept at the cashier (the one where you grocery stuffs are being packed). There was no electricity. I asked my dad to call for help but he sternly told me he won't. WHy? He told me that There are hundreds who need more help than us. People stuck at the top of their roof without anything. We just ate bread and water because that damn grocery store won't let us purchase anything!!! (However, I commend the employees who provided us with water, bread and candle). The floods just started going down at 5am. Thank God, I have arrived safely home. I have lived to witness the wrath of nature. I hope politicians will stop pocketing money which are provided for sewerage system infrastructure. Oh please. spare the Filipino Citizens of a country worth living. To the Filipinos, please stop throwing your garbage anywhere. DO YOUR PART. I, for instance, never throw candy wrappers or anything on the street. NO joke. I keep it my bag and throw it at home or at school. This little things help, a lot.

There are hundreds of families who lost their houses. The worst part is the growing number of people DEAD. Let us extend our help to these people. Magtulungan po tayo at Magdasal.
Let us HELP EACH OTHER and continue praying.





(FROM http://www.spot.ph) As of 11 a.m. September 27, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) canceled all storm signals in all areas. Relief operations are in progress all over Metro Manila for typhoon Ondoy victims. Here’s a list of where to donate relief goods:


BINALOT
Branches are accepting donations

STARBUCKS
Branches are accepting donations

COFFEE BEAN AND TEA LEAF
Branches are accepting donations

MANILA
Deposit money with the Phlippine National Red Cross

Metrobank
Port Area Branch
Peso Acct.: 151-3-041-63122-8
Dollar Acct.: 151-2-151-00218-2
Type of Acct. : SAVINGS
Swift Code: MBTC PH MM

BPI
Port Area Branch
Peso Acct.: 4991-0010-99
Type of Account: CURRENT

BPI
UN Branch
Dollar Acct.: 8114-0030-94
Type of Account: SAVINGS
Swift Code: BOPI PH MM
For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. 527-0575 or 404-0979 with yourname, address and contact number.

QUEZON CITY

GMA 7 Kapuso Foundation: Ongoing Repacking Activity for Relief Operation

For those wanting to join the pool of volunteers, you may contact us at:

GMA Kapuso Foundation Warehouse
Charles Conrad Street
Doña Faustina Village II
Brgy. Culiat, Tandang Sora
Quezon City

Contact Person: Sheilana Ward
Telephone number: 931-7013

ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Center
Sagip Kapamilya hotlines 413-26-67, 416-03-87
Ondoy response: ABS-CBN hotline 416-36-41

Bank: Banco de Oro, Mother Ignacia branch
Acct name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.
Acct no.: 5630020111

ABS-CBN Foundation Inc for overseas donation: 1-800-527-2820 or www.abscbnfoundation.org

Routing code for international cash donations
BNORPHMM ABS-CBN Branch

In kind donation:
Drop off sites are at 13 Examiner Street or at Scout Bayona in front of Rembrandt Hotel.

ABS-CBN Foundation US Office Toll-Free: 1-800-527-2820

NoyMar Relief: Tulong Bayan Relief Operations
Old Seafood Market near Farmer’s Market, Cubao, Quezon City
Needs volunteers to help pack on Monday, September 28 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Numbers: 9137122, 9136254, 9133306, 09086579998
Website: www.marroxas.com

Church of the Risen Lord, UP Diliman
Relief Drive for UP communities start at 7 a.m. on Monday, September 28

UP College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
Go to: College of Arts and Letters (CAL), look for guard on duty at UP CAL
Operations: 24 hours until Wednesday tentatively
Numbers: 0929-6454102 (Prof. Roselle Pineda)
Donate medicines, clothes, blankets, food to be distributed by Citizens’ Disaster Response Center.

We will also need sando bags for repacking and volunteers to help in the repacking. For further details please contact CAL Dean’s Office at 928-7508, look for Ms. Aurora Carandang.

Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Katipunan Avenue. Relief operations have been moved to the covered courts and volunteers are needed. Call 426-6001. Or contact 09176312423 and 09177035357

Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC)
72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City.
Numbers: 9299820, 9299822
Operations: 8 a.m. onwards.
Donate money, old clothes, blanket, bigas, munggo,.volunteer to help distribute goods.

Radio Veritas
Veritas Tower , West Ave. corner EDSA, look For Karla Turingan
Numbers: 9257931 to 39, 0918VERITAS
Operations: 24-hours, tentatively until Tuesday.
Donate old clothes, food, assorted goods, bottled water, cash.

Our Lady of Pentecost Parish
12 F. dela Rosa cor. C. Salvador Streets, Loyola Heights , Quezon City
Numbers: 632 4342397, 63 2 9290665
Operations: 7 a.m. till 10 p.m. Sunday, until further notice.
Donate packed meals, bottled water.

Erica Paredes
Go to: Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, look for Erica Paredes
Numbers: 09174741930
Operations: Throughout the week tentatively, from 10 am to 6 pm
Donate ready-to-eat foods like hard-boiled egg, bread, packed juice, sandwich filling, volunteer to prepare sandwiches and distribute goods

Relief Operations for San Francisco del Monte, QC area
Please call Rache Gillego at 0918-9241636. Operations start at 7 a.m., Monday, September 28

Caritas Manila office
Relief goods can also be brought Radio Veritas at Veritas Tower West Ave. corner EDSA, Quezon City
Tel No. 9257931-40.

Camp Aguinaldo
For donations of relief goods, please deliver them to CRS Office, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. or call 0915-1162853. Food, Medicine, Clothes and other relief items are much needed.
A collection point for relief goods was also set up at the GHQ gym in Camp Aguinaldo (near the Soldier’s mall, past Gate 3).

Miriam Quiambao and World Vision Development Foundation
Go to: One Orchard Road Building in Eastwood or at the World Vision office at 389 Quezon Avenue, corner West 6th St., Quezon City, look for he guard in the lobby (on One Orchard Road)
Number: 0917-8623209
Website: http://www.twitter.com/miriamq, www.worldvision.org.ph
Operations: Until Sept. 28, 2009 (Monday), 24-hour operation

Donate goods like clothes, blankets, canned goods, crackers, mattress, hygiene kits, noodles, bottled water, oatmeal, instant coffee, sugar (for relief pack to be distributed by World Vision)
Volunteer to help repack relief goods for World Vision starting today at 7pm

Deposit cash donations to World Vision Development Foundation, BPI savings account number 4251002415 and BDO savings account number 270043411

Gabriela Women’s Party Headquarters
118 Scout Rallos, Kamuning, Quezon City
Call 929-5342.

MAKATI/TAGUIG/MUNTINLUPA

San Antonio Parish, Forbes Park
Accepting all kinds of relief goods.
Contact JJ Yulo or Mike Yuson.

Power Plant Mall Stores: Myron’s, Team Manila, ARANAZ, MOONSHINE, LUCA
Now accepting donations of food, water, clothing and medicines, no cash pls. Call 898-1702 for Power Plant Mall.

NoyMar Relief: Tulong Bayan Relief Operations
White Space, Pasong Tamo Ext., Near BMW, Makati, look for Clare Amador or Jana Vicente
Numbers: 09285205508, 09285205499, 0908-6579998, 0939-3633436, 9137122
Operations: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the week until further notice.
Website: www.marroxas.com
Donate drinking water, old medicines, clothing, blankets, canned goods, noodles, Volunteer to man stations and repack food.

Philippine Army
Go to: Philippine Army Gym inside Fort Bonifacio, Makati or General Head Quarter’s Gym in Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, EDSA, Quezon City, look for any on-duty personnel
Number: 892-3417 (direct line), 845-9555 (trunkline) local. 6464 and 6466
Operations: Ongoing everyday for 24 hours until further notice
Donate relief goods (no cash)
Call hotline for rescue, evacuation or relief assistance.
Call to report missing persons

Victory Fellowship – Fort Bonifacio
Go to: Victory Fellowship, Every Nation Building , across Market-Market, Fort Bonifacio, look for Pastor Bernard Marquez
Numbers: 813-FORT, 8171212
Operations: Tentatively until 5pm, may may extend hours. Entire week until Friday.
Website: www.twitter.com/VictoryFort
Donate canned goods, milk, bottled water, clothes, cash.
Volunteer to help pack relief goods

Sacred Heart of Jesus Chaplaincy
Hillsborough Village, Cupang, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, look for Genelyn Sembrano, Meanne Cuneta
Numbers: 8428148, 8079847
Website: www.sacredheartofjesus-alabang.org
Operations: Tuesday-Sunday (Sept. 29-Oct 4). 8 am to 12 noon, 2 to 6 pm
Donate water, blankets, shoes, clothes and other goods
Donate in cash

MANDALUYONG
SM Megamall: Smart branches, Papemelroti store (no cash)

Shangri-La Plaza Mall: LUCA
Now accepting donations of food, water and medicines.

PASIG CITY
LUZON RELIEF: Volunteer / Donate / Pray

Renaissance Fitness Center

2nd Floor, Bramante Building, Renaissance Towers, Ortigas, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City, look for Warren Habaluyas, co-founder
Numbers: 0929-8713488
E-mail: luzonrelief@gmail.com
Operations: Monday to Saturday (Sept. 28-Oct. 3), 9am-7pm
Donate non-perishable food items, beddings, pillows, blankets, clothes
You can donate cash but it is not encouraged

From Carlos Celdran:
Please text 0927-9103919 or 0927-3770808
They’ll pick-up the goods from your place and bring it to a centralized depot (Ateneo Covered Courts). Kindly text us your address/location and they’ll do best they can.

ONLINE
For online donations you may also visit the website at www.redcross.org.ph.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

NYX Roud lipstick Swatches

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As promised, here are the NYX lipstick swatches. I really love them. Creamy and not drying. My favorite of all lipstick is INDIAN PINK. The color is simply exquisite.It looks frosted golden pink on the tube but the color itself is very unique when applied. Also, I ordered colors which are not that shocking or at least on the shades of pinks and neutrals. Another, my two other favorite is perfect and b52. When swatched, they look almost the same. B52 is a beautiful MLLB shade (my lips buts better) which is perfect for everyday. B52 is a natural shade with a hint of pink and brown. Perfect looks like a neutral brown shade. Further, my search for that hot pink lips is over!! Louisiana as the picture below shows speaks for itself!! Very pretty HOT pink. I got these lippies from mscuppycakes. I still have not received my other 3 lippies and no reply yet from mscuppycakes..

** mscuppycakes emailed me and she will be shipping the other items.. yey**

^^Nyx Louisiana

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^^Nyx Indian Pink


^^Nyx Pumpkin Pie

^^NYX Perfect

^^NYX Tea Rose

^^NYX Femme

^^NYX Rose
^^NYX B52

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^^NYX Thalia

One Final Look at the swatches:



Thursday, September 17, 2009

Haulage Galore (NYX, Skincare, Etsy and In2it)


NYX Lipsticks from MSCUPPYCAKES.com

Hi ladies!! I have been trying to focus on my studies lately.. steering away from blogging and makeup is a tough job.. hehe.. I have been hauling some stuffs over the past week and month.
I ordered Nyx round lipsticks from mscuppycakes. I love them all. I will post swatches soon. However, I was supposed to get 12 lipsticks and 1 concealer for a friend but I only received 9.. I was really worried but i opened the package and there was no sign of tampering plus the envelope was sealed. The order sheet only showed nine lipsticks but the credit card billing statement showed that I have paid for the three other lipsticks and the concealer. I am still awaiting the response from mscuppycakes. I will still order from her soon.. I want more lipstick and I want to try their cream blushes too.

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Next Haul: The All Natural Face from Etsy.com

I ordered their Vegan Eyeshadow PRIMER w/ mini vegan eyeliner/brow brush. This costs $4.00 with $1.25 as shipping fee. Honestly I was not that excited to receive this but wow I got samples (a lot of samples concealer, blush, highlighter and eyeliner and eyeshadow sealant). I was really thrilled. I will purchase more from Ms. Crystal!! Really amazing.

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Testing the primer with my lightest green eyeshadow:

Without The All Natural Face Primer:
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With The All Natural Face Primer:
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Btw, I am not wearing any contact lens. I actually don't own any pair. And please don't mind my skin. I just got home from school

My Freebies. For 257 pesos I got all of this!! WOW!!
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I am reverting to my all time favorite powder foundation:
In2it oil Control foundation. This powder is L-O-V-E!!
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My new discoveries:
I always wanted to make eskinol work me,, I have tried a lot of variants and this one is definitely the best!! It is now a staple on my skin care routine.

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I also took advantage of Pond's Big Blowout Sale. I forgot to take a picture of the eye cream and the concentrated serum.


That's it.. I am still waiting for stuffs from ebay and I am planning to buy foundations from the face shop. :D Have a nice day everyone.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lovin' the Blues EOTD

Lovin' the Blues EOTD

Hi everyone. No classes today that is why I have the time to do this EOTD. However, my skin is not in good condition right now that is why this is only an EOTD. I have been seeing a lot of women wearing the blue e/s lately and I wanted to do a look with a twist. I added some pink for a change. I guess this is one look that I did that is really wearable. NO BOLD or WILD colors.. hihi.. This look is definitely perfect for night time.
So here are the simple steps on how to create this look:

First, prime your lids. Here, I use my home made e/s Primer.

Apply some pink e/s on the lid.

Sweep some blue e/s on the crease and on the outer V.

For the smokey effect, add a bit of black e/s on top og the blue e/s. Then blen, blend, blend.

Apply a silver shimmery e/s a little on top of the crease and the blend the colors.

Highlight your brow bone with beige e/s to achieve a clean look.

Add white e/s on your tear duct to open up your eyes. Then add blue eyeliner on your lower lashline and smudge it off with a black e/s. Apply black eyeliner on your upper lashline.


Finally, apply your mascara or false lashes. Don't forget to fill in your brows for a more defined look.

Products Used:
Missha BB boomer
Chifure foundation
VOV concealer
elf studioline brow kit
everbilena 24 e/s palette
giovi palette
milani color brilliance eyeliner in black
missha the style 4d mascara
half type falsies
avon blue violet simply pretty eyeliner
nichido liquid eyeliner

Hope you guys enjoy this look. Have a nice day. :D