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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

GEMINI: A Glasnost x Alati Collaboration

GEMINI: A Glasnost x Aláti Collaboration from OVERMiND Creative Consulting on Vimeo.

Hey girls,

Check out this awesome collaboration of Glasnost and Alati. One of a kind clothes paired with unique accessories. This is spearheaded of course by Glasnost's Stacy Rodriguez and Alati's Gabriela Tatad as they bring you their latest collection.

Pauline Prieto and Helene Belmonte are the muses for this collaboration and watch as they give life to these one of a kind pieces. :)

Video done by Overmind creatives, Photographs by YourEvilTwin An and En Estrada and Makeup was done by yours truly and I had such an amazing time with these girls! :)

What are you waiting for, make your orders now:

Aláti by Gabriela Tatad http://shopalati.com (twitter : @shopalati)

Glasnost by Stacy Rodriguez http://shopglasnost.com (twitter : @glasnostbystacy)

MAC Shopmac lipstick in Watch Me Simmer

Hi Girlies,

I'm back for another lipstick review, this time on Shopmac's Amplified cream in Watch Me Simmer. This year's Shopmac, Cook mac collection surely had a lot of really nice funky colors I couldn't resist. All funky yet, wearable looking shades.

Amplified Cream lipstick in Watch me Simmer

Swatch on back of my hand

Watch me simmer is a beautiful coral-pink shade which at first I thought would not really suit me, so I held back first and not used it for a couple of weeks. Until, I was at a shoot, I had a lot of waiting time, I decided to try out the lipstick on myself, and I guess I was wrong, It didn't look too bad on me. hehe

Watch me simmer on me (please don't mind the puffy eyes hehe)

The only thing I probably don't like about this lipstick is its formula. I really do prefer matte lipsticks because creamier based lipsticks tend to run. But there is a quick fix to this, blot with a tissue after first application and then apply again. Aside from that I guess, I really love the fresh pop of color it gives my lips. :)

This color is perfect for summer! :)

Have you found your summer lippie? :)

Toodles! :)


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Shopmac Lipstick in Naughty Saute

Hi Girlies,

Out of all my Shopmac Lippies that I recently bought, I have been using only 1 so far on a more than once basis. Its creamy barbie pink color is probably what leads me to use this more often, Shopmac's Naughty Saute. :)

Here's what the lipstick color looks in the tube

Here's a swatch on the back of my hand

Now the pictures are low res since they were just taken using an iPad, but i assure you that it is true to its color. It is such a fun barbie pink lipstick, I can't get enough of it, on me and on my clients! :) This is also in cremsheen formula so you have those little glittery particles in the lipstick, but it don't worry it won't make you seem you are wearing a mettalic-y lipstick, it just gives you the right amount shine as light hits the little glittery particles. :)

I recently wore Naughty Saute in an epic night out with my friends and I must say, it stays on pretty long too. :) I really love this color. Here's what it looks like on me, I'm an NC40-42 girl, so it matches even if you're on the morena side. :)

Will do more blogs about the other shopmac lippies as soon as I am able to try them both on me and my clients too. :)

Toodles! :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It's make your dreams come true day!!

Just want to share with you all something I came across as I was fixing my bookshelf at home. Back in the beginning of 2010, I had this red planner/journal that documented everything I did.

In the opening page of the planner I made a self-message to inspire as I was to take on an endeavor which at that time I really didn't know where it would lead. The self message wrote:

"Start taking the steps to achieve your dreams. It's make your dreams come true day!"

Looking back now after 2 years put a big smile on my face because without knowing it, that's what I did. In the past 2 years there were ups, there were downs. There also was struggle but overall a whole lot of good times. Most importantly though, I gave it my all for the one thing I love most, put in all my effort and put in all my heart to being a Makeup Artist, and it has been the best thing that I have ever done for myself! I took risks because I knew it felt right, because I trusted myself, and it was telling me this is where you should be and this is what you should and want to do. This is what makes you happy. :)

I wouldn't know where to begin with the recount of my wonderful experience in the past 2 years. All the people I have met, worked with, given me wonderful opportunities, all the amazing work which I have been blessed with are all unbelievably surreal to me. Blessed, I am so thankful and elated. It is wonderful, being a Makeup Artist has really fulfilled me, I'm fueled, it's my true passion. And I have RB Chanco to thank for that, My teacher, Mentor, Friend, Family and Maui my best friend who experienced this whole thing together. :)

Had you asked me 2 years ago If I knew I would have achieved this much by this time I would have said no. But definitely I would say that this is where I want to be heading. And right now I am happy to be where I am as a Makeup Artist and I will continue to dream, and just do what I love to do. Because who knows, I may end up surprising myself again. :)

Let's make everyday a "Make your dreams come true day" and before you know it, you will be farther than you ever thought! :)

Thank you for reading girls! Whatever it is, your passion, Go for it! :)

Toodles! :)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Shop Mac and Chenman Lippies!

Hey girls,

Finally a makeup related post and this is a haul. I have recently been expanding my lipstick range for my kit and here are the latest additions to my kit's collection.

MAC Shop Mac, Cook Mac collection and MAC Chenman collection:

MAC Shop Mac lipsticks

From left to right:
Watch Me Simmer
Runway Red
Naughty Saute
Innocence Beware

MAC Chenman collection

Budding Love

These lovely colored lipsticks are such standouts. I have actually yet to swatch them because they're so pretty to try on still and the box packaging is sooo cute! I think I'll be storing them in the box. But I will do a review on them, which ones do you first wanna check out? :)

Toodles! :)