OOTD: Pretty in Pastel
One of my best girl friends from the US visited me last week and took me to their fondant cake factory because she knew about my fondness for sweets- especially cakes!
Faded denim dress LEVI’s
It was perfect timing because I’m at a low point in my life right now. A lot of things aren’t going right and I am a bit of an emotional wreck. But I’m sure no one sees it because I’m a master at concealing my emotions in public. The afternoon I spent in her factory (not to mention chomping and nabbing fondant cake toppers) really turned things around.
Belt FROU FROU | Watch ALDO
Hard case hand bag/ satchel EVER NEW Melbourne
I took this bag to the counter the moment I saw it. Some clothes at Ever New may be hella expensive but all of their bags are very affordable. This is my 3rd one already in a span of a month!
Don’t they look like they were made for me to wear together with my pastel bag?? Teehee. I immediately thought of an outfit post when I saw this at Geleia MOA. Melissa Shoes smell soooo nice! The scent gives me a nostalgic feeling; taking me back to my gradeschool days when scented stationaries were selling like hotcakes.
Although things have been chaotic in my life lately, I keep myself busy and try to stay away from things that will make me go insane. I need to make a confession though, I am currently addicted to “Heroine“…
.. Heroine lipstick by MAC Cosmetics, of course! I would never ever do drugs.. EVER! 8D This limited edition shade was from one of their summer collections. I was so sad that MAC Manila immediately got out of stock but I’m so happy a friend tracked it down for me abroad. I find myself applying lipstick even when I’m alone in my room!
*Hi, my name is Marj, and I am a MAC Heroine lipstick addict* :))
I hope MAC is already open at MOA by the time I go back. Most of the items in this post are from last week’s shopping spree. For now, don’t forget to enjoy the last 2 days of their end of season sale this weekend!
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Magical Majolica Majorca Valentine’s Day Look | Dashe Brushes | Makeup Workshop
Valentine’s Day only comes once a year so you might as well go all out on dressing up and makeup. But keep in mind that most men don’t like girls with thick makeup so don’t apply too much or you might scare him away on this very special day! XD
Lip & Cheek: Skin Remaker Pore Cover Pressed Powder (B010), Puff De Cheek Blush (PK303), Rogue Majex Lip Gloss (BE205)
Eyes: Perfect Automatic Liner (GR604), Jeweling Eyes (RD784), Lash Gorgeous Wing Neo (BK999)
I finally get to use my Dashe 12-pc professional set that they sent me last year! I waited until I had to retire my old brush set before I opened it. But hey, a girl can’t have too many makeup brushes. ;)
For this tutorial, we’ll need these brushes only: (Top to bottom) Blending brush, Angled brow/liner brush, Bullet brush, Flat eyeshadow brush, Contour/blush brush, Powder brush.
If you have contact lenses, wear them BEFORE applying any makeup. This way, your hands will still be clean and you won’t smudge your eye makeup. I’m using Freshlook Colorblends HONEY because it makes me appear angelic. It’s a great way to deceive unsuspecting men! (lol, kidding)
Did you know: My eyeliner is permanently tatoo-ed so I look like I have makeup on during the start of a tutorial. So yes, I’m not cheating!! :p
We’ll be focusing on the eyes so let’s fast forward to applying powder! After putting on your favorite liquid foundation and concealing all dark areas, EVENLY apply MJMJ’s Skin Remaker Pore Cover all on your face and neck.
RD784 is my favorite among all MJMJ Jeweling Eyes Eyeshadow quads because it has pink tones in it. I labelled the colors with numbers to avoid confusion.
Apply shade #4 all over your eyelids. NEVER make your eyeshadow meet your brows or you might look like a drag queen!
Apply shade #2 using a flat brush on half of your lids, starting from the ends. This is my favorite color in the quad because it reminds me of my childhood room which had old rose wallpapers.
Draw a “roof” with your bullet brush on top of your lids using shade #3. Follow the shape of your eyeball and stay within the area. You can find your “eyeball shape” by touching your lids while your eyes are closed. Try it now! *see what I mean?* :>
Using a CLEAN fluffy blending brush, sweep off/ blend shade #3 with the other 2 colors until you’re happy with the shade. The direction of your brush should be going inwards, in small circular motions. If you want a more dramatic look, just give it a sweep or two.
With a bullet brush, add shade #1 on the inner part of your lids and waterline. If you’re not a fan of shimmer or glitter, you can skip this step.
Create a thin winged liner using MJMJ Perfect Automatic liner. Been using this product since December and I’m in love with it. Don’t overdo the wing if you’re going out on a first date. Not all men can understand art and makeup. :}
Add shade #3 to your lower lash line using a flat angled liner brush. See how my eyes drastically changed as soon as I applied upper and lower liners?
Last step for the eyes~ Mascara! MJMJ Lash Gorgeous Wing is very noob-friendly so you don’t have to be a professional to know how to apply this. Always brush your lashes upwards. Apply 2-3 coats.
Cheeks: Always smile when applying blush. MJMJ Puff De Cheek (PK303) is perfect for Valentine’s Day because it gives you a natural rosy glow. I bet those who are madly in love don’t need to apply blush anymore. :p
Last, apply MJMJ Rogue Majex lip gloss. You can wear it alone or on top of your favorite lipstick. Your boyfriend will fall in love with the flavor! *if you know what i mean* ;)
There, now I’m ready to go out on a date! But first, I’ll need to find a REAL date first! :p
Hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial. If you have any suggestions for the next one, just send them to email@example.com. :) or better yet, join my 1st makeup workshop this 2012! We’ll have loads of fun together!
March 10, 2012 (Sat) at a private studio in Pasig City. Package A includes a free brush set while Package B includes a brush set and Catwalk Cosmetics Runway Palette.
For more info: 0917-8929289
See photos from our previous classes HERE.
Tribute Shoes GCs + Last Makeup Workshop + A big THANK YOU!
I’ve been MIA for the longest time here on Tumblr. The ber-months have been quite crazy and I’m losing all my hair from juggling my projects, makeup job, online & family business that I pretty much forgot to update my blog. So here goes backlog #1! :)
I stumbled upon an online shop that sells really cute and classy flats. I told myself that it’s about time I got a decent pair for myself when I saw these Berlin flats from TRIBUTE SHOES.
First impression: They remind me of Chanel quilted bags! *loove* I’m hoping I can get a Chanel bag for myself this Christmas. I have to sell a bunch of my precious belongings first; my dog included. Kidding! :) So here’s my first ever post wearing flats..
Ta-dah! I wore this during our Makeup Workshop last November 26. So happy I have another comfy pair of flats aside from my Ipanema flip-flops. My mom is quite impressed with this pair because she’s never seen me wear ballet flats because they’re not that flattering on me. This one on the other hand, doesn’t make me look like a Beagle or Welsh Corgi because it’s pointed! (OOTD: Cotton-On chiffon top over striped H&M dress)
They’re very comfy and cushiony so despite standing up for over 5 hours, my feet didn’t hurt at all! :) I chose the silver one among all the pretty colors because almost all my accessories are silver. (In this photo: Forever 21 rings & Charriol bangle and watch)
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~~ LAST MAKEUP WORKSHOP DECEMBER 10 (This Saturday!!!) ~~
Basically, it will be the same as our last 2 workshops:
ALL students get to take home a makeup brush set. Makeup will be provided by Etude House so you don’t have to bring anything but yourself and be prepared for loads of fun while learning the proper application of makeup!
The class is open to all ages and beginners are VERY welcome.
I had loads of fun teaching my previous class. So kilig that one of my students was Sophie, the brainchild of Sophie’s Mom bakery. 8D
Everyone got to take home goodies such as a Nivea skin care set, Yhansy accessories and TRIBUTE SHOES GC’s so I think most of them got a new pair for themselves too. :D
And of course, thank you to everyone who have attended my workshops this 2011. Catwalk Cosmetics was just an experimental/ for-fun brand and I wouldn’t have continued it if it weren’t for the support of my friends and readers. *Big hugs and kisses to everyone!!* So yes, Catwalk is here to stay and I have loads of new products coming your way soon!! :,)
DECEMBER 10 Catwalk Cosmetics Makeup Workshop ~ Fee is P3,500 (before was 4,500) inclusive of makeup brush set + Nivea, Yhansy, Tribute & Koi Swimwear gifts. 1-5pm at a private studio in Pasig City. Address will be sent via e-mail after confirmation. This will be the last workshop for the year 2011 and will resume on February 2012.
We only have 3 slots left so hurry and reserve a slot now by sending your full name & e-mail address to 0917-8929289.
Hope to see you this weekend and happy holidays!! :)
Catwalk Cosmetics Makeup Workshop & Halloween Makeup demos
As promised, I’ll be holding one makeup workshop this month with a lower price to give way to those who are saving up for it. It’s also the perfect time for students to join since they will be on sembreak. :D Don’t worry about the age range of students, this workshop is open for all ages! I’ve had enrollees from ages 16 to 55 from my previous batches.
I came up with 2 packages:
PACKAGE A comes with a basic makeup brush set (P3,500) while PACKAGE B comes with a Catwalk Cosmetics wig Gift Certificate worth P1,200 and a makeover! (P3,800). A brush set will be provided for classroom use if you don’t have one. You can choose between having runway makeup or halloween makeup for your makeover (for package B only) so you can learn to apply it on yourself on October 31, which is a week after the workshop! Those who avail of package A can stay and watch too! :D
All makeup & materials will be provided by Etude House & Catwalk Cosmetics so no need to bring anything. ALL students get to take home certificates from Charm Makeup Brushes, Koi Swimwear & Yhansy Manila and a skin care set from Nivea Visage! :)
Venue is at a studio in Pasig; not too far from Tiendesitas. Address will be sent via e-mail after enrollment.
Space is limited so reserve a slot now by texting your full name & e-mail address to 0917-8929289. :)
NIVEA ✘ Mango Glam Express
When two big brands in the beauty and fashion industry join forces, there’s bound to be a lot of fun. So I really prepped myself up for the Nivea & Mango Glam Express event held at Mango, Rockwell last 08.11.11.
Everything was in blue and white; just like Nivea/ Biersdorf’s classic logo. I arrived extra early so I was able to meet the lovely Nivea and Mango team.
What I wore (OOTD)
H&M brown inner dress; Forever 21 Leopard Chiffon top; Nine West shoulder bag; Tonic Leopard Satin Pumps.
*The top is actually from the Plus-size section but I fell in love with the design so I got the smallest one available. Had to pin it on to keep it from falling off my shoulders. 8)
Accessories: My lovely owl connector ring & feather necklace came from Yhansy Manila. It’s a small accessory heaven in Shangri-La mall. I love all of their cute jewelries! <3
Got to bond with fellow beauty bloggers: Atchi (sister in Chinese) Rowena (animetric) & Martha (Beauty Junkee) ~I met her for the first time and I absolutely adore her for her beauty tips and tricks and her knowledge on online shops because I’m currently looking for a new camera that I can take out during events without feeling like an embarassed bunny. *Hint: my Lumix turns 5 this year!
Mango had a styling contest wherein the fastest team to come up with the most similar ensemble as the peg given to us wins. Lucky for me, the ladies picked the one with the Leopard print! Everyone that follows me on Twitter must know that I have a leopard’s eye because I’m obsessed with it! o_o
Our team was so cute because we even huddled prior to scavenging around the shop for the items. Obviously, the leopard dress was assigned to me, Rowy rummaged the accessories bar & Martha, our sexy model, looked for bags & shoes. We came up with *this* (photo above)
After the quick but tiring activity, Nivea showed us a short presentation about Biersdorf’s history, 100th year celebration & their latest product innovation, Nivea Express Hydration.
You can read more about this product here.
The Yehey team gave us a sneak peek to their latest Facebook Application:The Nivea Glamboard Express. You can make your own “Glam Board” (pegs) so you can mix & match items from Mango and get the chance to win fabulous gifts from Nivea.PH daily.
I was supposed to leave right after trying out the app because I was late for my dinner but they asked me to stay for the closing remarks and awarding for the styling contest.
The Enciso sisters finished 3rd place with 10 minutes styling time. I hope I get the chance to put makeup on them someday. They’re like real-life angels on earth. :3
The Style Bible team won 2nd place with 9 minutes. Just a 1-minute difference from Vern & Vernice. And guess who won 1st place with just 4 minutes!?!?!
TEAM LEOPARD! RAWR! :)) Everyone was dumbfounded when our time was announced. I couldn’t believe we were THAT fast. The host said that she saw me running in my pumps. *awkward* But hey, all of us got to take home a neat watch from Mango & this^ super heavy basket filled with Nivea goodies. <3<3<3
Thank you Mango & Nivea for this fun event. Looking forward to try the Glamboard Express app this week!