Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sweet, Elegant and Romantic


I wanted to have a pink wedding gown, which, I will not have... TT__TT


Alita Graham Wedding Gown 2012: a romantic pale pink tulle ball gown with an elegantly beaded bodice

Check out the video below and see the lovely collection... =)




How I wish I could get the chance to wear wedding gowns every year!!! =D



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Saturday, June 25, 2011

What to Do?


I should be starting my monthly reports now... but I suddenly got in the mood to camwhore, blog and at the same time, think about how and what I should wear for tomorrow's church service... Hmmm...


I don't know what to do with my long hair... teehee!!!

Anyway, let me share with you a couple of my furbabies cute pics...

 Woody: Curious with my laptop fan's usb... 

Aki: Just waiting to strike...

Yes. They were tied up to separate posts. Why? Well, they like playing A LOT.

So a big tip: If you want to get furbabies from the miniature pinscher and shih tzu  breed, either you train them early, or let them get used to being together. =3

Even if they're so makulit, I still love them to bits!!! ^__^

Check their Facebook page here. ^__^

Please do. Woody keeps tugging my arm. Aki is barking on me now.


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I Am The Best!

K-Pop Lovers! 2NE1 is back!

Check out the teaser below...


Looks like another awesome make-up inspiration coming up!!!

*singing*
내가제일잘나가...

내가제일잘나가... 


^__^

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Back to Basics


I made a post about how my skin had a drastic change from May until present.

A couple of zits popped up again and they were at the same side. I wonder what's with my left cheek that they keep coming back to that side...? hmmm... No, I don't rest my hands on my left cheek, they just surface and appear like insect bites! TT__TT

So, I decided to go back to the basics...



Yep! Dove Beauty Bar!

After a couple of months of going on a make-up diet (on which I confess, there were a number of times that I can't resist putting on make-up - special occasions, to name a few: SKP Graduation, movie date(s) with Honey and college friend's bday), I reduced using some products on my face.

I skipped the tone and moisturize rule. Long ago, all I usually do to my face was cleanse it. Back then, my face was smooth, pimples would appear sometimes, but not this worse. My office mates then envy my clear face. So, I wouldn't be surprised if our college friend (which became our office mate, too) noticed the spots on my left cheek when we met on her birthday. That made me decide on going back to my old and ONLY routine: WASHING MY FACE WITH DOVE BEAUTY BAR!

After her birthday, two more small zits appeared - same as the previous two - firm, fleshy and a little painful. What's good about it was it didn't last for too long. As of now, all I have to take care of are the marks left by the terrible pimple marks.

Before my class. Yeah. I don't wear make-up now. I'm so horrible!!! TT__TT

Even after my face has cleared up already, I will still go to the dermatologist and have my face checked, cleaned and peeled, if necessary. Which made me curious... Does peeling hurt? =D

By the way, the wedding was moved. September 23. Duh! I hate it! Maybe that's why the last two zits appeared! Hahahahuhuhu... Me is getting crazy! Grrr!!!

2 months, 4 weeks, 2 days to go... hayzt!

Next mission: Clearing up the marks! Aja! =D

Wish me luck!


PS:
Sorry for torturing you with my horrible face pics this month... I promise, when it's all cleared up, I will start practicing on my make-up looks! I will make it up to you! =D



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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What Helped the Bull Runner Chase her Dreams?

Do you know who the Bull Runner is? Click the image below to find who she is and how it helped her chase her dreams. =)



Go and fulfill your dreams!

^__^

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Skin Update: May-Present


Hi there! Everybody knows that I am working my way in prepping myself for the big day...

However, looks like stress, lack of sleep and use of some products took a toll on me starting the previous month... I am now becoming paranoid on how to keep my skin look perfectly flawless on my wedding day... It's gonna be exactly 66 days before my wedding... Yeah, there's still time, but I can't help but worry (which adds more stress on my part)...

My Church FOTD way back in January 30th this year...
No Make-Up... Just powder and lipgloss... I super love it...

This was after church... lippie has faded... =D


See how clear my skin was a few months ago? TT__TT

My skin care regimen during that time was only Kojie-San Kojic Soap/Etude House Green Tea Cleansing Foam/Dove Beauty Bar (I alternate them)

Then I use my Garnier Eye Roll-on, slather on a layer of Garnier Light Moisturizing Cream and also put on some Pure Beauty Bon Voyage Essential Eye Cream after washing my face.

After a couple of months, my skin started to break out. I guess it was because of the insect bites and the monthly "magic days". As far as I can recall, this year was so far the worst of my womanhood history... I broke out real bad plus it gave me terrible head to toe pain. TT__TT

FOTD 031711 (Day 1): I started having some zits... TT__TT

I think it's because of my period. Good thing it didn't last that long. =D

Progress:

FOTD 032311 (Day 6): The zits dried up and 80% healed... 

FOTD 032911 (Day 12): The zits have healed and on the marks are on the process of being "erased". 

FOTD 032911 (Day 12):  With Purederm BB Cream + Powder + Lipstick...


THE RESULT: 

FOTD 041411: Make-Up Free Face (Again)

I was able to treat some of the zits that occurred prior to this time, and as you can see, there were still some acne marks on my right cheek nevertheless, the above condition is much better.

FOTD 041711: During my trip to House of Obagi... to pick up my prize.

As you can see, my skin got better here. I prefer this better than now...



Month of May: The Merry Month of Breakouts for Me

May 2011: The month when shiny sebum and nasty acne made a staycaytion on my face.

On the first three months of using Kojie-San, my skin was soft, smooth and blemish-free, well, except for times that a zit would pop out because of my period. I also noticed that my acne scars disappear fast. Talk about scars, I've got a lot of them, and I have one on my left cheekbone. It miraculously have lightened! Kojie-San worked wonders for me! 

FOTD 050511: Posing with my House of Obagi goodies...

The beginning of a new experiment...

Cleansing
Kojie-San Kojic Soap
Etude House Peach Tea Foam Cleanser
House of Obagi Cleanser
Ardent Moringa 02 Beauty Bar

Note: I didn't use all of these products at the same time, I alternated using them. Teehee! =D

Toning
House of Obagi Cleanser and Toner

Moisturizing
Garnier Light Whiten and Protect Moisturizing Cream

Others
Garnier Brightening Eye Roll-On
Purederm Bon Voyage Essential Eye Cream


 Well, until these nasty ones showed up...

FOTD 052011: Bumpy ride! TT__TT

Bumps appeared all of a sudden and I thought they were just plain insect bites. The bumps were fleshy and
they were tender. They were ouchy! TT__TT

FOTD 052611: Going to church

Here, I only had Garnier Light Whiten and Protect Moisturizing Cream, Garnier Brightening Eye Roll-On and Purederm Bon Voyage Essential Eye Cream, plus a swipe of my Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Moisture Plump Lipbalm, Cover Girl Continuous Color Lipstick in It's Your Mauve topped with Fanny Serrano Liquid Lipstick in Light Petal.

Goodness I already started going out without any trace of make-up! Twas this month was called my "Make-up Diet month"...

FOTD 052811: A little more...

As you can see, the only smooth and blemish-free part of my face is my forehead and my (well, slight!) right cheek.

FOTD 053111: Almost gone...

Sorry for the brows and pigmented lips, I am in the process of growing my brows to have them done professionally in preparation for my big day. As for the lips, I am still wondering how to lighten them...

Anyway, I was at the brink of rejoicing while looking at these photos... The spots are almost gone but the bumps are still there, like I previously described them, they're like insect-bites.

FOTD 060911: They're back!!!!! TT__TT

The all of a sudden, they started protruding again and started to redden again... Grrrr!!!

Gross as it may seem, but last weekend, the bumps started to have some pus - yellow spots in the middle of the bump. But I noticed that the insect bite-like bumps had gotten a little smaller.

I wasn't able to take some pics, our phones are giving up on us. I usually use my Sony Ericsson P990i in taking pics of stuff. Honey's E71 and Sony Ericsson W580 both got broken too. TT__TT

I took a chance and used my webcam instead.

Here's my face yesterday.

FOTD 061311: After consecutive classes

Well, that's it for my skin update... I hope it gets a lot better these days.


I therefore conclude that the possible culprits for these pimples and bumps are:

Stress


Fatigue


Lack of Sleep


Heat (makes the face oily)


Monthly coming and not coming of the magic days (period)... (I've got PCOS, which makes the condition worse...)


Insect bites


It took me too long to publish this post, as I gathered the pictures from the previous months. In fact, what I was documenting was the improvement of my skin using Kojie-San Kojic Soap. However, I noticed that the acne on my face keep coming back. 


I PROMISE I WON'T STRESS OVER IT NOW

just like what Ms. Nikki of AskMeWhats and Ms. Michelle of MyMom-Friday had advised me to do. Take it from lovely brides! ^__~


I will try my best to stay cool these coming days... besides, these zits-cum-bumps better go away so I can practice on my bridal make-up! =D


Stayed tuned, pretties! ^__^


Any tips? Just leave them down in the comments box! ^__^



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Friday, June 03, 2011

Wedding Make-Up Haul


Here are some of the beauty stuff we got in preparation for the wedding... We went all the way to SM Makati to get these... Honey and I knew that the malls in Makati "have it all". 

I refer to it as "Make-up Wonderland of the Philippines"... teehee! =D

I am still thinking of what I am missing... I'll be sharing my stash next time...

For now, here are the things we bought...

Marionnaud N32 Blush Brush

 Marionnaud N37 Pointed/Pencil Brush

 Marionnaud N33 Foundation Brush

I got these brushes because not only because I've read lots of good reviews about it, but because I feel that I must buy more brushes. The old brushes I got from Divisoria last year is starting to shed. 

I'll be doing my own review and comparisons soon... =)

 e.l.f Eye Primer & Liner Sealer

I have never used any eye primers before. This is my first! I have used it and so far, I am loving it. I hope it does it's job well on the actual wedding day! ^__^


Wet N' Wild Mega Plum Mascara in Very Black

I love, love, love mascaras. Mascara is one of my fiercest weapons in making my eyes prettily open up. 

I am actually reserving this for the wedding day but I guess it won't hurt if I open it anytime soon, ayt? =D

Fanny Serrano Eyelash Curler

I've read about this in Cosmo Philippines Magazine. Before purchasing it, I asked the SA if it doesn't cut lashes, as my old e.l.f curler did to my precious lashes before. When that happened, I had to stick to the cheap P20/P50 curler... =D

The SA didn't have a hard time convincing me to get this I have read a lot of good reviews about this. Also, it was also molded using the same machine as the Shu Uemura's curler. Cool, right? 

Fashion 21 Eyeliner in White and Fanny Serrano Soft Eye Pencil in Dark Brown and Black

I need to stock on eyeliners. =D


  Fanny Serrano Concealer in Chestnut

SA used this on me like a foundation. She said it's waterproof and it is usually used in underwater scenes for shootings. Good thing it didn't oxidize on me. I learned that I am acidic when I tested Revlon's Photoready and Spa Foundation. =D

Nichido Eyeshadow Palette in neutral colors

I was getting confused as I can't decide if I'll buy the Wet N' Wild Eyeshadow ColorIcon Trio when Honey and I saw this palette. It has more than three colors (obviously) plus a blush and bronzer. It also has the colors similar to the Wet N' Wild one. It's the last one left, so Honey and I grabbed it already. Hahaha!!!

 

PLUS a few personal stuff... =D

I guess I better create some wedding looks and choose one already. I must practice, practice, practice!

Any tips and pieces of advice from brides and make-up artists/enthusiasts out there? Feel free to comment! ^__^



PS: This was also done way back in April, sorry for posting it late. Teacher is super busy! 
*Korean Bow*


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