Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Love Those Lips.

Sexy, full, plumply, thin , supple or kissable – It doesn’t matter as long as its not chapped, dry , flaky, pale and unhealthy.
A beautiful smile lights up a day , it does makes your face look more beautiful and lively, it is said that the lips are the most important and sensitive part of your body , mainly the reason why you have to take care of it. How many of us are aware that the lips, unlike most part of our body – do not have any melanin pigment to protect them? Lips are just covered on the outside by a thin layer of skin and on the inside, by thin mucous membranes-- that’s what you get from reading too much health & beauty articles :)
Obviously, not all of us are gifted with that pinkish lustrous supple lips (guilty here!!) but that doesn’t mean we have to take it for granted, some lips are naturally darker than the others. There are smokers whose got naturally nice lip color and there are non-smokers who looks like they’ve been smoking since 12 (ooops!) They say it sometimes depends on our diet. I’m not sure how true these tips are, but there’s no harm in trying:
1. For Dark Lips – Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, stop smoking , avoid wearing lipstick - use balms or lip conditioner instead. You can also try to apply a layer of oil and leave it on for several hours.
2. For Chapped lips – Apply heavy moisturizing lip conditioner. They say petroleum jelly can be helpful as well and lastly, drink plenty of H2O, dehydration can cause dryness.
3. Exfoliate lips – Now this is my favorite part, I could only get rid of dry chapped lips once I exfoliate. No amount of lip gloss or any lip balm could do the trick if I skip this part. And I have one great product to share with you guys!
I have seriously dry chapped lips and I love biting off its dry skin. It’s a bad habit I can’t get rid off. I sometimes conceal it with lipstick which obviously makes it even worst. I used to have only one product for lip care and that’s Kiehl’s moisturizing lip balm. Don’t get me wrong Kiehl is a really good brand, it does softens the lips but the excessive dryness of it can sometimes be unmanageable-- not until one day I came across this product at Beauty Bar.
I noticed this cute little containers that goes with this nice packaging, but what caught my attention was the product's tag line:
“Wonder How You Ever Lived Without It”
Hmmm quite promising! Something that I just can’t ignore, and guess what? it smelled (and tasted) delicious too! Its called:
The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ in Vanila Bean.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Urban Decay's Ammo Palette

This year, Urban Decay released their 15year Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette and while I'm still waiting for my order of that palette along with their Book Of Shadow VOl IV (with hands shaking now.. hahah) Let me take you back to their 10th Year Anniversay palette - Ammo, the smokin mirrored compact which became one of the must haves of Urban Decay Eyeshadow fan!

I must confess that I'm a fan of Urban Decay's 24/7 eyeliners and Ink for the Eyes! But when it comes to eye shadows...I'm quite hesitant about it. True , I love the brilliance of its shades, packaging is perfectly cute!! What I hate about it is the amount of glitters I have all over my face once I apply it. I hate glittery shadows!! Not only that its camera unfriendly, I hate the feeling of having glitters sticked on to my face! All shades in their Ammo pallette are glittery, the colors are awesome though , its highly pigmented and just like Nars, what you see is what you get when you actually apply it on your lids. But please, I don't mind a bit of shimmer but I just hate those flecks! Or it could be for the following reasons (Still trying to be fair to my favorite brand hahah)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

After 2 years

Its been 2 years since the last time I posted an entry here. It seems like 10 years, many things happened in my life that I never even imagined before. Looking back, I was just an ordinary employee working in a software banking company 8 hrs a day inside a small cubicle. I was determined to change my fate and I did.

If there's one thing I'm really good at right now its how I juggle my time. I'm still in the corporate world but I'm much happier now :) because I can say that pursuing my career in make up is now starting to pay off. I'm proud to say that I already lost count of our bridal clients, we are now regular exhibitors in different wedding exhibit events, we are now conducting personal makeup workshop on a regular basis in our own studio :) These are indeed the fruits of our labor. I never felt so fulfilled, with all the hard work and determination nothing is impossible.

Ofcourse, there are still too many rooms for development. I'm still keeping my 8 hr job simply because I cannot afford not to have a stable job just in case things won't go as expected, when you have a daughter to support you simply cant take the risk when it comes to these things..but who knows eventually I will be confident enough to focus on what I really love doing...who knows? I never stop dreaming, if I did I will still find myself sulking inside the 4 walls of my cubicle..nothing to look forward to except the 15th of every month. As of now, I'm happy with my accomplishments..slowly, but surely :) one day at a time...savoring every single moment of our sweet success :)

With this, I would like to thank all the people who helped us along the way, because of you guys, I'm glad to say that I'm here to stay :)

To God be the glory!