Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sweet + smokey and Colorful Avant garde looks

Hi girls! :) I just wanted to share with you two make up looks which I submitted last July for a makeup contest by iambrigitte, click here to see the contest and the other entries. :) Although, I wasn't lucky enough to win because there were so many beautiful entries. :) I actually totally forgot that I have pictures of these two looks and I was browsing thru my pictures and I saw them so I thought of sharing them. :)

Anyway here are the pictures of the two makeup looks.

Sweet and smokey look:

Colorful Avant garde look:

Don't mind the falsies, they kept on falling off because at that time it was my first time trying out false eye lashes! :)

I still have to learn more about applying make up especially in creating avant garde looks. :) It was my first time to do these two looks. 

So which of the two did you like better? :)

NOTW: Barbie inspired nails

Hi lovelies! :) For this week I feel happy and girly so I decided to do Barbie inspired nails. :) For this I used Chic Grainy Glaze in Siam. It is a pink polish with pink sandy sparkles. Its sooo pretty and really texteured, for this kind of polish a top coat is not needed because it is textured. :) Then I used multi colored caviar for my accent nails (my ring finger nail on the left hand and my pinky finger nail on the right).

Left hand

Right hand
Isn't it pretty? I am reminded to Barbie whenever I see a pretty pink color that's why I called this Barbie inspired nails.. :)

Does it look good on me? I sure hope so! :)

I really liked the consistency of the chic nail polish, it was very easy to apply and it was very buildable. I used only 2 coats here and the color pay off was really good! And I super love the texture, I can't stop touching my nails! :)

Have you tried this polish yet girls? :) Share your experience. :) Would you like a tutorial on how to do the caviar nails? :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

20 Questions Tag! :)

Hi girls! I saw this tag from Chel of allaboutbeingglam*, I had fun reading her answers so I decided to tag myself... hihihi

1. Thing you cannot leave the house without?
One thing I cannot leave the house without is my phone. I always need to have it because I am in demand... CHOS! haha But seriously, Whenever I go out I always need a phone because I tend to contact people a lot. 

2. Favorite brand of makeup?
I would have to say that my favorite brand is Cinema secrets and Kryolan. 

3. Favorite flower?

My favorite flower is the rose. Its a classic beauty, and I have always been fascinated by it. I don't like the red colored rose though, I would rather have the pink or the orange colored one.


4. Favorite clothing store?
Hmmm... Here in the Philippines my fave would have to be Kamiseta, in the US I would go for Charlotte Russe. :)

5. Favorite perfume ?
My all time fave perfume is D&G Light Blue and Escada Sentiment. Both have flowery top notes, citrusy middle notes and musky base notes. :)

6. Heels or flats?
Definitely heels! I super love them killer heels! hehe I am still on the hunt for the perfect heels though. :) I have been looking at the Christian Louboutin website for the Pampas Pumps, it's quite a beauty... :)

7. Do you make good grades?
Not to brag but yes, let's just say I am always in the top 5% of the class. :)

8. Favorite colors?
I think I have already blogged about this in my Liebster award nomination post, my fave colors are pink, peach and purple. :) hey they all start with a P! cool! :)

9. Do you drink energy drinks?

I used to, but I realized that it was the one which caused me to palpitate, so I stopped. :)

10. Do you drink juice?
Yes, I love to drink juice, especially hot calamansi (Philippine lemon) juice. :) 

11. Do you like swimming?
No I don't like swimming, I LIVE TO SWIM! :) I am a water baby, if I had to choose between surfing the net and swimming I would choose the latter. :)

12. Do you eat fries with a fork?
Yes I do. :) And I would rather eat it with cheese dip, mayo or mustard than the good ol' ketchup... Is it weird?

13. Favorite moisturizer?
My HG moisturizer as of the moment is Celeteque, but I alternate it with Olay... :)

14. Do you want to get married later on in life?
YES I DO! :)

15. Do you get mad easily?
This would be a BIG YES! I think I have anger management issues... :(

16. Are you into ghost hunting?

17. Any phobias?
Not really, I don't think I have any fear of anything to qualify as a phobia. Though I am afraid of getting stuck in an elevator... 

18. Do you bite your nails?

19. Have you ever had a near death experience?
Ohhhh yeah, when I was in High School, I had a really bad asthma attack during PE class that I fainted and blacked out, when I woke up I was already in the hospital. My mom thought I was going to get intubated... :(

20. Do you drink coffee?
Nope. But I drink tea! :) I love the green tea variant with roasted rice, it is called Genmaicha. :)

I love this brand of tea! :)

How about you girls? Go tag yourselves too! :) Have fun answering! :)

FOTD: Beyonce look

Hi lovelies! Today I was inspired by a picture of Beyonce. It was in black and white but she looked really beautiful. And since I wasn't doing anything I decided to try out the look!

Here is the original picture: (I just saw it on facebook!)

Beautiful right? She looked really flawless here and should I say, FIERCE
  And here is my interpretation of it: 

So what's the verdict girls? Did I nail the look? :) 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Back to back 30 day challenge

Hi girls! A while ago I was blog walking as usual and I saw mitchie's blog (mitchiekyuti)... And she was doing the 30 day Makeup Challenge which she got from She visited my blog and told me to do it too! So I decided that since I was going to do the 30 day challenge I will simultaneously do this Makeup challenge too! 

Could I do this back to back challenge?!? I sure hope so! hihi :)

So here's the challenge!:)

1.       When did you start putting on makeup?

2.         How did you learn to put on makeup?
3.         Favorite Brand?
4.         Do you like wearing foundation? If so, what’s your color and favorite?
5.         Favorite lipstick, lip gloss and lip liner?
6.         Do you like/wear false lashes? If yes, strip or individual?
7.         Favorite eye shadow color?
8.         What’s your favorite daytime look?
9.         Picture of your makeup collection:
10.        Favorite makeup brush?
11.        Do you like wearing bronzer?
12.        Favorite mascara?
13.        Where do you keep your makeup?
14.        Favorite Youtube guru(s)?
15.        Do you wear blush?
16.        Do you copy any of the celebrity’s makeup?
17.        Favorite makeup artist?
18.        What’s your favorite night time look?
19.        Favorite concealer?
20.        Favorite eyeshadow primer?
21.        Where do you buy your makeup at?
22.        Favorite toner?
23.        Favorite eye shadow palette and blush palette?
24.        Which do you like: cream, matte, powder, sheer, or shimmer eye  
25.        Favorite eyeliner?
26.        Do you wear makeup everyday?
27.        Favorite powder?
28.        Favorite makeup remover?
29.        Do you like wearing liquid liner? (if so, what’s your favorite)
30.        Picture of yourself with and without wearing makeup?

So I will be starting this challenge starting October 1 simultaneously with the other 30 day challenge. :) So stay tuned girls! :)


Dainty :*

Monday, September 24, 2012

Unexpected monthsary gift! :)

Hi ladies two weeks ago I celebrated my birthday and our monthsary... :) and I got this tiny package from my bf... I was really surprised because he wento to ETUDE House all by himself and picked out these kikay items for me! hihi 

He got me the following items:

1 aloe moistfull face mask
1 magplay nail polish
1 mag play magnet
2 falsies- 1 wonder volume and 1 long lash

I still haven't tried the mask on, maybe next week... I love how the falsies look, both have clear lash bands which is why it looks really natural when I put them on, I love them to bits! :) But I still haven't tried using the glue that came wih it, I used ardell lash grip coz I am currently testing it out since I will be doing a product review on it maybe next week and also stay tuned for the how to on the magnetic nail polish and a how to apply false eyelashes! :)

Till next time ladies! :) 

Liebster Award Nomination update... :)

Hi girls,,, So finally I get a little bit of time off from my busy schedule... so now I am going to answer the questions by sis chel of allaboutbeingglam* for the Liebster award which she nominated for me... :)

11 facts about myself
1. my birthday is sept 11... yes the very infamous day in new york... what's creepy? the time that the first plane hit the twin towers was 8:45 am (meaning 8:45 pm dito sa phils) this is also the exact time of my birth... what's creepier? The day of the twin towers bombing was a tuesday... I was born a tuesday... 0_0
2. I love anything hello kitty! :)
3. I love eating sweets! Everytime I go to the mall I have to get my candy fix!
4. I love the colors pink, purple, and peach! 
5. I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen... but I don't taste when I am cooking, I just smell and I only get to taste what I cooked after...:)
6. I am a night person... no I don't love to go on night outs but I tend to be awake during the night... Maaaayyybeee I was a vampire in my past life... hehe
7. I am addicted to nail polish and nail arts... 
8. I am a painter, my fave medium is acrylics and pastels.
9. I love watching documentaries on tv, especially biographical docus.
10. I am a frustrated model. I* want to be a model or a beauty queen, I want to walk on a ramp wearing different outfits, But sadly I lack height and I am not skinny... I have humongous arms... haha
11. I am a techie... I really love gadgets, If only I was a billionaire... Haaay... for now I have to be content with what I have... :p

Here are Sis Chel's questions which I need to answer:
1. What do you love the most about blogging? 
 What I love most about blogging is I have an outlet for my creativity and that I could share it with the world! :) pang beauty queen lng ang sagot ko... hahaha
2. What is your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve? hmmm... maybe I hate people who wear too light foundation and worst is they dont even put or blend the foundation up to their necks... eeeeee.... mumu ang peg... katakot...
3. Who is the one person you can't live without?
The one person I can't live without is maybe my mom, She keeps me sane most especially when I am really angry, she keeps me calm... haha
4. What is your greatest dream?
My greatest dream is to be a surgeon much like my dad. :)
5. What is your biggest fear?
My biggest fear is getting stuck in an elevator.... alone...
6. What is your ritual before going to bed?
I usually wash my face, brush my teeth, check my ipod touch for fb updates, check my mail, then I also check my phone, set my alarm, check all my pillows, say a little prayer then I close my eyes... that's it... :)
7. Who inspires you to be a better person?
My parents... no doubt about that... :)
8. Do you play any sports?! If yes, what sport?
I swim... :) I am a water baby... I am a little bit out of shape right now but when I was a little slimmer back then I could do up to 50 laps... now I think i can only do 25... haha
9. How is your ♥ ? LOVELIFE!? 
Hmmmm... It's going great... :) we just celebrated 2 years and 8 months. :)
10. Do you regret anything you did in the past? What is that?
No.... I dont regret anything because I believe that nothing happens by accident, everything we do has a purpose. And whatever happened in our past always makes us a better person.
11. If there's one person you want to talk to right now, (dead or alive...famous or not)
who is it and why?!
I want to talk to my Dad... I really miss him sooooo much.... :( I am and always will be his baby girl... 

And here are my questions for those who I nominated:

  1. At what age did you start wearing makeup?
  2. What are other hobbies you enjoy other than blogging?
  3. Where do you get inspiration from when blogging or makeup looks?
  4. What is your favorite makeup item?
  5. What country would you like to visit?
  6. Do you have any guilty pleasures?
  7. What is the one food you can eat everyday and not sick of?
  8. What is your favorite fashion purchase?
  9. When did you get your first pair of high heels?
  10. What is your biggest dream or goal to achieve for your life?
  11. Favorite quote?
I nominate you girls for this award: (I don't really know you girls personally and I just found your sites while I was blog walking, but I really do hope you answer the questions... come on girls, it will be fun!) :)

Make up 101: How to choose the right lip color

Make up 101: Lip color

(photo credits to )

Hi ladies, for this make up 101, we will discuss how to choose the right lip color. This will help you pick the right lipstick color which will match your skin color and if it will look natural when you put it on.

First, determine your skin color and your undertones. How to do this you say? In order to determine your skin undertone, examine your skin in natural lighting (day light) , avoid examining it in artificial lighting as this may cast a different color and change how your skin undertone looks like.So under natural lighting (near a window usually) and you find that your skin seems to have a pinkish, bluish or maybe greenish tint, you are probably cool toned. And if you tend to see yellow (golden), orange (bronze) or olive color then you are probably warm toned. Although there are some people who tend to have flesh or beige tones and if you think you have that tone then you are considered to have a neutral tone. Another technique which might be easier for you is to look at your inner arm and look at the visible veins, if they are green then you have a warm undertone and if it is blue then you are cool toned.

If you have a warm undertone then opt for lip colors which are coral or have an orange base.
If you have a cool undertone then go for lip colors which are blue based.

(photo credits to )

Second the lip color that you choose should also match your lifestyle or your personality. If you don't tend to wear a lot of make up and just choose to look natural choose lip colors which are nude or neutrals. But if you prefer to draw attention to your lips then choose bold colors so that your lips will pop.'

Third, try to use lighter shades of lip color in the daytime and use darker shades at night.

Fourth, consider your eye make up when choosing your lip color. Bold, mesmerizing, smokey eyes work best with light neutral lip colors. While light eye make up will complement with deeply colored bold lip colors.

Fifth, if you are going to test lip colors do not swatch it on the back of your hand, but rather in your inner arm near the wrist or on your finger tips as these areas will most likely resemble the natural color of your lips.

Here's a list of some lipsticks with bluish undertones:

1. Chanel Rouge Allure in Lover  
2. Chanel Rouge Coco in Rivoli
3. L'Oreal Infallible Le Rouge in Ravishing Red
4. MAC Red Lipstick in Red, Russian or Ruby Woo
5. Maybelline Lipstick in Red Revival
6. NARS Lipstick in Fire Down Below
7. Revlon Matte Lipstick in Really Red

Here's a list of lipsticks with coral undertones:
1. Bobbi Brown in Guava
2. Chanel Rouge Allure in Libertine 
3. Guerlain Gaby Rouge G 
4. Lancome Groupie
5. Milani Cabana Coral 
6. Milani Coral Bora Bora 
7. NARS in Niagara 
8. Urban Decay 5150 
9. YSL Peach Passion

Read more: Video: How to Select a Makeup Foundation |

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Haul Post!

Hi there dearies... :) I went to Lucky chinatown mall today in binondo and I can't fight the urge to cross the street towards divisoria... hihi This will be a short post though, I just want to share with you what I bought for today. 

  I went gaga and bought 13 different water nail decals! I am just sooo addicted to these! Then I also got hello kitty decals, nail art caviar, and two boxes of falsies! You wont believe how much I got these falsies! :)


                These falsies are amazing. What I love about these is that they are super soft and come in a variety of designs . And best of all they are really affordable, it is priced at 120 pesos per box but I got them for only 95 pesos! :)

Nail art caviar beads! Very pretty colors right? :) It is priced at 100 per set of 10 mini bottles. 

Hello kitty nail decals... :) super cute! :)

The water nail decals! :) I supeeer looove these! :)
Well that's it for my haul post for today ladies. :) 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Product Review: Cinema Secrets Ultimate Foundation

Product Review

Cinema secrets ultimate foundation in the shade 200-65
        Cinema Secrets is a company based in Burbank, CA. Cinema Secrets founder Maurice Stein formulated this foundation for use in the entertainment industry. Maybe that is why it is called "Cinema Secrets"... hihihi :) But it is not only limited for use by professional make up artists, here in the Philippines it is available for purchase in SM department stores in the cosmetics section or in Landmark. They have an office in Quezon ave although I am not too sure if they also sell products there. As of the moment this is my HG full coverage foundation! It is available in over 50 shades. My shade for this line of foundations is 200-65. You can buy this in two sizes, I got the smaller one and it has already lasted me for about 6 months and still it is half full! It could provide medium to full coverage depending on how you apply it. I love that this is very opaque when applied but it does not feel heavy on the face. It can also double up as a concealer. It can provide a dewy finish when applied using a wet sponge or a matte finish when applied using a brush. If properly applied it looks really flawless it almost looks like an airbrush finish. It is waterproof and also sweat resistant. It really lasts all day on me even if I do not use a sealer. :)


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Cetyl Palmitate, Carnauba, Candelilla Cera, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Aloe Barbadensis, Tocopherol, Parfum. May contain: Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Ultramarines CI 77007, Red 36 CI 12085, Red 7 CI 45850:1, Carmine CI 75470, Yellow 5 CI 19140:1.

For more product information click here!


Creamy, glides on skin easily
Can be applied using a wet sponge or a brush
Doesn't crease or cake 
Provides really good coverage and a flawless look
Can also be used as a concealer
Sweat proof
Has many shades to choose from so you can find your perfect shade
Can also be bought in a palette (as shown below), very useful for Make up artists.
Credits to Cinema Secrets for this photo


Doesn't prevent the face from oiling up (for oily skin types try to use a primer first.)
A little bit pricey... (A small pot like this costs about Php 1,000 +), but its worth it!
I cant think of anything else! 


Yes, of course when I get to finish this pot! :)

How I apply this foundation:
My bare face...

I don't have perfect skin , I have sensitive skin which is why I have some discolorations and also I have syringoma  under my eyes. I also have big dark circles on my under eye area.
What I use to apply my Cinema Secrets foundation:

I will apply it only to the left side of my face so that you will be able to see a comparison. 

I don't apply it all over my face, I just concentrate it in the areas where I want the coverage then I use a wet sponge to blend, blend, blend! :)

This is how it looks like after I blend it in.

My dark under eye and syringoma close up
After applying the foundation
   After blending the foundation I use translucent powder to set it. I don't use a powder brush to set my cream foundation, what I do is I use a powder puff and tap/press in the loose powder on to my face. After it is set, I use my powder brush to remove the excess. :)

Make up 101: Brows

 Make up Basics 101: BROWS 

      If our hair are our “crowning glory” then consider your brows as your “framing glory”. Your eyebrows may make or break your make up look because the brows frame your face. It is a must that you keep your eyebrows clean and noticeable. But remember that not everyone has perfectly symmetrical brows, they may look alike but they are not similar just like twins... 

        So how do we get the perfect eyebrow shape? Where should your brows should start and end? Here is a simple trick that most makeup artists use. 

My brows before... it is close to none existent... right?

First of prepare the items which you will need to groom your brows. 

Chopstick , shaver, baby scissors, spoolie, eyebrow pencil
Then follow these simple steps in grooming and shaping your brows: 

 1. Look straight into a mirror then holding a thin stick or a thin pencil place it vertically by the bridge of your nose just outside of your nostrils, this is where your eyebrows should start.

2. Then slightly angle it towards the outer edge of your eye this is where your eyebrow should end.

3. To find the arch of your eyebrow line up the stick to the outer edge of your iris. 


    If you like you can draw lines using an eyebrow pencil to where your natural brow should be, and then pluck out any hairs that fall outside of these lines. But often times the areas which have been plucked don’t grow hair anymore so if you are still not sure of the perfect eyebrow shape that you want it would be best to stay away from plucking or threading and try shaving first. 

       If you prefer plucking pull the hair swiftly in the direction of their growth, this will prevent ingrown hairs or too large open pores. Also it is best to avoid plucking too much from the top since it will flatten your brows. 

      After removing the stray hairs you must then trim those hairs which are long and tend to extend beyond your eyebrow shape. To do this you must use a spoolie and small scissors. Brush the brow hairs in an upward direction towards the forehead then trim off the excess hairs extending beyond the lines which you made.

         There you now have groomed your brows. Fill it in with pencil, wax or powder, whichever you prefer and try to avoid over filling or what some call as "scouse brows". 

Comparison shot

the left brow was groomed while the right was not