LIPSTICK EXPERIMENT

Got a bit bored and experimented with two lippies (Wet n Wild and LA girl) that I rarely use to come up with a new shade. Topped that off a moisturizing lip balm (Baby Lips from Maybelline). Enjoy!

How to make your own choker

Chokers may be outdated this 2017. But honestly I still love them. This choker trend started during the 90s era. Though I sported this choker thing back in the early 2000s but not the thick ones that’s trending from last year like the ones you see from Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.

I started to wear this trend wayback early 2016 but I never EVER bought one. I made one for myself instead.
As you can see on the photos below. That’s the very first choker that I made.


And on today’s blog I’ll show you how I made my very first choker. 🙂

All you need is a ribbon (I personally prefer at least an inch thick), a roll of thread (preferably the same color of your ribbon), a needle, and a metal hook and eye.
1. First, is you measure your ribbon around your neck and leave at least an 2 inches allowance then mark it and cut it slightly diagonally so the ribbon won’t go “feathery” and loose its texture at the ends.

(photo from google)
2. Next is to prepare your thread and needle. Ideally the length of the thread is 20 inches but what I do is I measure it vertically around my arm. From my fingers holding the thread down to my elbow then back to my fingers holding the thread. (This shouldn’t be hard)

  1. Using your ribbon, ensure that what’s on the top is the ones you prefer to be in front then fold a few centimeters inward and start stitching the metal hook. Same fold on the other end of the ribbon where you need to stitch the metal eye.
    (I am using the larger hook & eye. I prefer this if your ribbon is thick)
  2. Finally the finished product! I made 3 chokers just earlier today and here they are.

Few tips on wearing your chokers. You can also pair it with a necklace of your choice and it looks edgy when you’re wearing a tube top, a v-neck, a low round neck, an off-shoulder or any clothing that exposes your clavicle or shoulders.

That’s it for today’s blog. Thanks again for reading! 😉

My 5 tips on joining beauty pageants if you’re not a pageant-girl

Hi guys! I haven’t been blogging a lot lately. Been busy with work and other things outside of work. I have recently been part of this pageant in our office which is the search for the company’s image model and I want to share to you guys photos from this event.

I am honestly not a pageant-girl but have I have walked for fashion shows for work purposes. I just don’t like the feeling that I have to compete with other ladies for a title. That’s just my personal opinion. I’m happy to have been part of this event.

img_1231img_1232I have put extra effort on my makeup but as you can see I didn’t put much of an effort on my hair. I honestly just towel dried my hair and combed it. Luckily we have hair stylists and makeup artists there for the event. One of them hair-iron straightened my hair. My hair was a disaster on my evening gown look but I love it. I’m comfortable and that’s just me. I didn’t intend to be over glammed up.

Photo credits (below) to Al Cardenas

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Photo credits to Ecko Luis


I didn’t win the title but I was so happy for my friend/team mate Jenn who won a special award for Miss Photogenic. So proud coz I did her makeup! I didn’t win any special awards that night but was part of the top 5. I was the first one called. I honestly didn’t expect it because, 1) I didn’t spent money for this pageant (well except for food and my makeup). 2) I didn’t win any special awards. And 3) I don’t have that huge of fan-base.
It was a nerve racking experience because I was first called for the question and answer portion and I’m so scared I might go on a mental block or answer too much weirdness. The question was, if my name will be put on the dictionary, what would it mean and why? I totally don’t remember my answer but I remember saying that my name would mean optimistic and hardworking. Besides that it’s my personality, I want people to feel that when they used that word which is my name, it will serve its positive purpose (the hell I really don’t know where did that came from). Each contestant was able to answer well and I’m just happy and relieved for everyone. The one that I speculated who would win actually won. I’ve thought it because, 1) I honestly think she nailed her photo for the pre pageant, 2) she performs well, 3) she really have a huge fan base. Congrats to Gelly! (I wish I know her full name)

I’ll update my blog soon as I was able to get good photos from the pageant.

It was quite an experience but I swore to myself that this would be the last pageant that I’ll be joining. I really feel that I’m kinda old for this kind of stuff and I want to focus on my work and becoming a makeup artist (please support me on this venture!) I wanted to end this blog post about:

Tips on joining beauty pageants if you’re not a pageant-girl (Yep! You’ve read that right)
1. Take good care of your skin.
– remember its a beauty pageant. Always hydrate. Don’t sleep with your makeup on. Wash your face with your trusted face wash and don’t forget that a toner is a must plus your moisturizer.
2. Ensure you have a good makeup on you.
– it’s either you learn from the internet or get a friend to do your makeup for you.
3. Always attend rehearsals.
– you get to know your co-contestants well and share tips. Also you don’t want to miss out any changes in the flow of the show.
4. Have a good support system.
– those are your family and friends. They will keep you motivated.
5. Be thankful.
– its not all the time that you’ll be joining this kind of event. The fact that you were chosen to join is because people believe you have a potential. 🙂

I would love to know what you think about this blog! Please leave a comment below. Thanks again for reading! 😉

Tuesday Top 3: My Go-To Blushes

It has really been hectic day starting from work, then I took my daughter shopping and dealing with the heavy traffic! Traffic’s really worst when it’s raining.

But I don’t want to highlight my hectic day but instead I want to talk about Blushes! Though I’m not really a fan of putting blush (blush on) coz I’m a contour devotee. But… In my case it is deemed necessary because I’m a pale kinda gal. If I go out there without blush on or lipstick, I literally look like a sick kid.

On today’s Tuesday Top Three, I want to share to you guys My Go-To Blushes that I have tried and really works for me if I’m in a hurry and I’m pretty pretty sure that this’ll do it for the working girls out there or students on the go.

1. Avon Flavor Savers lip balm in Bubblegum

I discovered this one when I was in Senior High School. I just noticed that my lip balm really doesn’t do the trick only on my lips. I still look pale with my face powder on and my Avon Flavor Savers on my lips. I tried dabbing the lip balm on my upper cheek bone going upwards. And my! Highlighter was not a thing during that time but it looked like I had blush slash highlighter on my cheek bones. It kind of gave me a warm glow and a lot of my friends noticed it too. (Note: No skin break out happened)
2. Sophie Magic Pink Cream

This pink goodie can be used as a lip tint and blush. But on my case it doesn’t work for me as a lip tint that will last all say. But… It does it’s magic on my cheeks. It’s very smooth and easy to apply. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing your concealer, bb cream or already mattified your face with powder, the Sophie Magic Pink Cream will glide smoothly on your face. And works well from dry to oily skin but not on too oily skin I suppose. It’s like an instant magic blush and I recommend it.
3. Revlon Matte Balm + Pond’s Age defying Cream

Last but not least, I created my own cream blush. It’s been an old school beauty hack to use your lipstick as a blush on too. And I know almost all of us girls (plus our moms) have tried this trick. But to make it a lot easier with extra moisturizing benefits I am using Pond’s Age Defying Cream together with my Revlon Matte Balm in Showy. These products are for my personal recommendation only. You are free to use whatever lipstick you have or facial cream that you prefer. You just have to dab the lipstick on your finger and apply it on your cheeks then dab a very tiny amount of moisturizer to smoothen out the lipstick blush on your cheeks. And that’s it!

I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog as much as I enjoyed sharing my Go-To Blushes. I would like to know your blush hacks too or your ideas by leaving it on the comments section. Thanks again for reading! 😉

My Interesting MakeUp Storage Ideas

I’m all about makeup and it’s all about mess of you’re not able to keep ’em all organized. Right now, my makeups are placed on transparent containers that I’ve bought from a store, I’m also using a transparent jar, and I also tried using a wine glass for my makeup brushes.And even a cupcake stand that right now I’m using as a container for my perfumes. Weird but resourceful right?

Despite those stuff that I tried in organizing my makeup I still want to have those big acrylic makeup holders as seen on the photo below.

That being showed, I’m still the type who’s very creative and into DIY stuff and finding other purposes for a particular stuff (insert resourceful).

Like this transparent jar or vase below. I want to try it with a small aquarium or any transparent jar with an unusual shape will do and put marbles or huge fake pearl beads in it. The marbles or beads will hold your makeup brushes or makeup sticks (eg. eye liner, liquid liner, mascara, lip liners etc.)

Now this another DIY photo below is something that I really can use for my lipsticks so I can see the label on them. I believe it’ll just take at least 3-4 circular transparent containers that you can glue with a glue gun together. Isn’t it convenient? 🙂

On this next one as shown on the photo below it used metal trays and it really does look very very classy! Hence the effort. I have those kind of trays at home but it’s really huge like it’s really meant to serve lotsa food on the table!

Below are a few photos that I wanted to for my room that are somehow achievable. I’m really into whites and transparent. I like it neat and seeing everything or rather accessible looking.




But for now I gotta stick with what I have. And you can try my makeup storage ideas at home too! You can spice it up by putting glittery ribbons on it or spray paint on it. Do whatever you like and I would love to read your ideas by leaving it on the comments below. Thanks again for reading! 😉

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Tuesday Top 3: Things I’d tell to my teenage-self

On today’s blog post I’m not sharing any beauty products that I love but instead, it will be beauty tips or advices that I want to tell to my teenage-self.

Don’t touch your own eyebrows!
When I was in high school I’m very curious in trying a lot of things on my face. I tried shaving my eyebrows too thin and accidentally shaved almost half of my left (or right I can’t remember) eyebrow. So I ended up regrowing them but still I plucked and maintained my eyebrows too thin.


I want to tell my teenage-self to have a professional do her eye brows and ask for maintenance tips.

Drink lotsa water!
I’m so fond of drinking coffee and more milk tea that I tend to forget to drink water. Water relieves Fatigue, treats Headaches and Migraines (i have it before or during that time of the month), it helps in Digestion and Constipation, it flushes Out Toxins too.

According to some research that I did, water helps in improving skin too. I’ll tell my teenage-self then “Hey! Don’t skip the water!”

Don’t do that to your clothes
Way back, I used to to cut or tear (not all) my clothes to make something unique and it really ended up not really good.

So to my teenage-self, don’t do that! Trends are come and go and sometimes it even returns like that flared pants, don’t alter it too make it look like skinny jeans.

That’s all for today. How about you guys? What would you advise to your old teenage-self? I want to know your ideas by leaving it on the comments section below. Thanks again for reading! 😉

Five Friday Faves: Eating like a model

People nowadays are somehow conscious with their health and bodies. Being fit is now actually a trend which is actually good and having a role model for being fit is actually good.

As for me, I am slim but I still believe I should watch what I eat and still workout to increase my endurance and boost my immune system. I’m a strong believer that being slim and just eating healthy is not about starving yourself to be accepted by society, but instead you’re doing it because you know it benefits your body.

So today I researched what my five favorite models eat and just to get some ideas pf eating healthy. In order to eat healthy, it doesn’t have to be exact as what they eat but at least you’ll have a gist of creating your own menu for a healthy diet. And here you go:

  1. Taylor Hill
    She’s one of my newest favorite American model. I first saw her on Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015. She was discovered in a barn (you read that right) and started print ads for Forever 21.


    “For breakfast I had:
 Yogurt parfait.
    For lunch I had:
 A ham sandwich.
    For dinner I had:
 Chicken and vegetables, yum!
    Today I snacked on:
 Almonds.
    My signature healthy smoothie is: 
Bananas, strawberries, peanut butter, yogurt, and ice.

Click here for the original article

  1. Irina Shayk
    I first saw her on Armani fashion shows and then on a Sports Illustrated magazine. This Russian beauty. She was also the 1st Russian model that graced the cover in 2011 and Models.com


    What are some of Irina Shayk’s eating habits? Shayk stays away from caffeine and drinks plenty of water, fresh green juices, and green tea throughout the day. Shayk’s other healthy food favorites include oatmeal, kefir, hot lemon water, soups, vegetables, and fruits. For lunch, Shayk may consume a green salad with fish or chicken. For dinner, she may eat fish, chicken, or turkey breast with lentils.
    Click here for the original article

  2. Miranda Kerr
    She is my model peg for life! Many models are very famous nowadays but Miranda is just remarkable. When I first saw her on Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show I know she will be an instant VS Angel. And she is just an advocate of everything organic and healthy.


    Miranda’s day on a plate
    First thing: “My morning routine starts with warm water and lemon, then a protein shake.”
    Breakfast: “Eggs over easy, avocado, sauerkraut, sea salt and macadamia nut oil.
    Lunch: “Grilled chicken and salad.”
    Dinner: “Quinoa salad with chicken cooked in coconut oil and turmeric, with a spinach and walnut salad.”
    Snacks: “Blueberries, almonds or goji berries. I also love an apple with some almond butter.”

    Click here for the original article

  3. Gigi Hadid
    I first admired Gigi when I saw her on one of the print ads for Guess. I did not really know her name wayback then until she started stepping up her game. Started modeling for Tom Ford, Max Mara, Balmain, Victoria’s Secret and Tommy Hilfiger.

BREAKFAST
Gigi’s mornings start out pretty typical: “I usually eat breakfast or have coffee before I do anything,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “I live near the Smile, and I love their scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast. I drink orange juice and coffee always.”
LUNCH
Gigi typically works out in the mornings, so by lunch, girlfriend is hungry. “My personal motto is: ‘Eat clean to stay fit, have a burger to stay sane,'” she said (adopting that for ourselves ASAP). “So if I’m in the mood I’ll go to JG Melon in the West Village.” If she’s eating clean that day, it’s back to the Smile for lunch. “They have a little arugula salad that I could eat every day,” she said.
SNACKS
If you didn’t love her before, you’ll really love her now: Gigi’s go-to afternoon snack is ice cream. “There used to be an Emack & Bolio’s on Houston Street, which is my favorite ice-cream place. I love the Grasshopper Pie,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “One day it was closed and I almost cried. Now I’ll just Postmate pints of it to my apartment.”
DINNER
Gigi loves to “cook and watch a movie,” but if she’s headed out, it’s to “Bond Street for sushi.”
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  1. Kendall Jenner
    This reality tv star turned to model is definitely skyrocketing in the fashion industry. Many people were saying she’s only famous because of her family’s background. But I believe she has the looks and absolutely killing it on the runway and covers in the fashion industry.

Drinking green tea every day is part of her healthy diet. The tea helped Jenner lose 15 pounds before she walked the catwalk for Chanel’s spring lineup in January. This is likely due to green tea’s EGCG content—it’s a powerful antioxidant that can help people lose weight when they drink the tea regularly.
But one of her other secrets to losing weight and keeping it off is to have a shot of apple cider vinegar every day. Apple cider vinegar has long been used for many health ailments and weight loss; however, while anecdotal evidence supports these claims, there is little scientific research to substantiate it.
Another diet trick that helped Kendall Jenner lose weight was to eat fiber first thing in the morning and load up on it so that she remained full for hours after. A typical breakfast for her was oatmeal with eggs and avocado. Eggs and oatmeal are a common combination for athletes and weightlifters because of the high protein/carb combination.
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And there you have it! Personally, I got addicted to Chinese Pu Erh tea. I’ll prolly go back to drinking it again everyday. By the way there’s a proper way of drinking tea and I’ll blog it anytime soon. Also I’m planning to do my food groceries again and stop buying fast food. It’s just sometimes I can’t stop myself from eating fried or garlic rice for breakfast with scrambled eggs or my Mc Donald’s brekky craving such as the Egg Mc muffin and then I put hashbrown together with the cheese and egg.

But guys, eating healthy is not about depriving yourself from your favorite foods. It’s just that I believe we can start that little by little then perhaps it’s best to schedule a cheat day. Don’t you think?
Well guys I hope this blog gave you an idea how you can start eating healthy and how are you going to incorporate those healthy food in your usual diet. Thanks again for reading! 😉

No Makeup MakeUp look

So today I decided to stick to nude colors to achieve this No MakeUp MakeUp Look.  I did not put too much on my eyes today and skipped the eye liner. But for my eye brows I have to fill in all the spaces there since I also colored it when I dyed my hair and it looks like I don’t have my eye brows. (I miss my old eye brows)

img_0276Also, I had my hair braided today by one of my friends at work (thanks Jenn!). I have listed below the products that I have used for today’s No Makeup Makeup Look.
img_0277Eyebrows: BYS Eye Shadow Powder
Eyelids: LA Girl Nude Eye Shadow Palette
Eye lashes: Maybelline HyperCurl
Lippie: Maybelline Matte lipstick in Darlingly Nude
Cheeks:Revlon Matte Balm in Showy
Contour: BYS Eye Shadow Powder
Face: NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Powder Foundation
That’s all for today. Just a quick tip, this No MakeUp Makeup Look always depends on your skin tone and don’t ever ever skip the blush and the lips. You don’t want to look sick. The goal is to look effortlessly natural and fresh. I want to hear more of your ideas by leaving it on the comments section below. Thanks again for reading! 😉