Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bobby Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation

Here's my review of the Bobby Brown Long-Wear even finish Foundation (whew! what a name). I've had this foundation since June, I've road tested it but I've only had the chance to post a full review. I expected this foundation to be lightweight, not cake-y, and oil-free.


Were my expectations met? Let me tell you...

I apply foundation before going to work, I got myself the shade Beige which suits very well my skintone. I didn't expect for it to give a 12 hours coverage like what it claims but I was surprised because when I got home my face doesn't look like a mess!

See how my eyes look sleepy but my face still glowing?

This is how it looks after setting with powder

What I like:

* lightweight - I don't feel like I'm wearing a foundation
* doesn't look cake-y even on humid days
* it doesn't irritate my skin
* Transfer proof
* my face doesn't look flat upon application
* it covers blemishes and pimple scars
* it doesn't oxidize on my oily and acidic skin
* it stays for 12 hours as promised

What I don't like:

- Price (30ml cost P2650.00)
- it smells like chemical (maybe thinner)

This is my favorite foundation to date! I use 1 pump and blend it all over my face using a flat-top brush then set it with a mattfying powder or a powder foundation. I don't use it everyday because I love it to bits that I want to be able to use it for a very long time. The manufacturing date is written on the box so that we can keep track of its expiration.

Thumbs up! Expectations met.

Like it? Leave it? Let me know in the comments below if this is something that you would try. I want to know what you think.

Monday, November 26, 2012

EOTD: Bronze

I had the opportunity to do another eye make-up. I wanted to give a neutral-bronze look a try with a bit of yellow gold as a highlight. I thought I can't go out with this anywhere but I ended up going to the mall with this look. I used a pale lipstick to make the eyes the center of attention but you can also pair this with a darker shade of red or pink. I didn't know how it will end up, you just have to experiment with the lip shade. I put a very light blush on the cheeks. This eyeshadow could be worn on Christmas and New Years eve or even on Christmas party! Enjoy everyone!



Wednesday, November 14, 2012

EOTD: Green and Gray

Hello everyone! I'm going out with my sister today but it rained suddenly. The weather can sometimes be very unpredictable.

I decided to go for the green because I want to feel a little bit of nature on my eyeshadow. I made this very subtle for a daytime look. Photos below.

 I listed below the products I used.


Ellana Make it last Make-up primer
Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream
Tony Moly Concealer
ELF Powder Blush


Nichido Eyebrow Pencil
In2It Brow powder
Artdeco Eyeshadow Primer
Nichido Lenght and Curl Mascara
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Milani Eyeshadow - Almondine
Milani Eyeshadow - Limbo Lime
Milani Eyeshadow - Desert Sun
Ellana Mineral Eyeshadow - smokey
Elf Cream eyeliner - Coffee


Human Nature Lipbalm - Peppermint
Nyx Lipstick in Thalia

I'm hoping I could post more FOTD's and EOTD's. I'll be working on that. Till next time!

Caruso Molecular Steam Hairsetter

When I was in the Hairstyling class, we were given a list of what we're going to use during the whole duration of the course. One of these is a hairsetter. I have a Babyliss curling iron that I can use for setting but to avoid accidents like burning my models skin I decided to also get a caruso hairsetter. It was a good thing that one of my classmates know an online seller who sells Caruso, when she asked me if I would like to get one for myself I immediately said "yes".

I received the set a day after my order. It comes with 30 rollers - 6 petite, 6 small, 6 medium, 6 large and 6 Jumbo, it also has a free carrying case inside!

I set it for 30-45mins on my models hair to achieve the perfect curls. She asked what I did on her hair because it was soft, shiny and bouncy after setting. The molecular hair setter might have done magic on her hair *laughs*.

I did her make-up while the hair sets.

I was amazed by the volume and curls of her hair after setting

Below are the feaures of Caruso Molecular Steam Hairsetter.

* Steam conditions as it curls
* Rated No.1 by professional stylist
* Curls last for days
* For all hair types
* 30 rollers
* Dual Voltage - Great for travel
* Bonus! Carrying case included

This hairsetter is worth a try. It's fast and convenient to use. You can put make-up, eat your breakfast, drink coffee or even read articles while curling your hair.

The Caruse Molecular Hairsetter is not available at the local stores although you can check online sellers who carry hair accessories and the like.

Till my next post everyone!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Learning is Fun at HD Academy

Hi everyone! I hope all of you are having a great weekend. It’s been almost 2 months since my last post and I apologize to all of you guys. I wasn’t lazy to make some blog post but I just wanted to focus on one thing if I have started doing it so the lack of post.
I’m sooooo excited to announce that I graduated yesterday on the Beauty and Fashion Hairstyling Course at HD Make-up Academy. Yes I finally did it! I learned a lot of different hairstyles but I still need more practice. They say we have to master at least 5 hairstyles that we can interchange on different clients. But if I can do more, why not right? Final pictures of the photo-shoot will come after a month but I have few snapshots to show you guys.

Did I also tell you that I took their Beauty and Fashion Make-up course? I bet not but I believe I gave a hint on my last update. Anyway, I took the Make-up course in September and I graduated in October. I enrolled myself in the weekend class just so I can have more time to practice what I learned during weekdays.
I’ve been thinking about going to a Make-up school even before I started to blog. But because I had a very difficult schedule when I was working I didn’t have the time to do it. When I decided to leave my job I thought it was the right time to pursue my dream and so I enrolled at HD Academy.

I searched a lot of Beauty schools in Manila. I’ve read good reviews about HD from other beauty bloggers who also studied there. My mentors were Jeave Gabiana and Stef Chua Sing. Words are not enough to thank both of them for teaching us, their students. Learning wouldn’t have been this fun if they are not the teachers. I had great times in school and I will surely miss all of them. Until now I can still hear Sir Jeave’s voice when I am doing make-up (hindi pantay, hindi pantay) laughs.  Both of them are very patient and they have keen eyes to identify flaws on your make-up. They give comments and suggestions so that you can correct your work and make it look better. It wasn’t easy but it was fun.
Make-up school was full of fun experiences. I enjoy being with people who have the same interest as mine. We show our make-up to each other and talk about it. At first, I just really want to learn how to properly apply make-up not only to myself but also to others. The school exceeded my expectations; because of that I didn’t have a second thought to enroll in the Hair Styling class. I decided to pursue my interest in make-up as a career. This is what I love doing, there are still a lot of things that I have to learn but I do believe that practice makes perfect.

Below are few of the photos I took in the shoot of the Beauty and Fashion Make-up as well as the Hair Styling course. I hope you guys will like them as I do.

I also wanted to say Thank you to my models Milky Santiago and Anne De Leon. You guys nailed it!
Till my next post everyone. Enjoy!