Review : KKCenterHK's ES - A829 Lashes

Here I go again, blogging about my falsies obsession! *laughs*
Again KKCenterHK offered to sponsor FREE false lashes for review purposes & being the lash hoarder that I am,I agreed immediately!

This time it took three weeks to get to the Philippines. Again I saved the stamps for my lola's (grandmother) stamp collection since she asked me to do so. The sponsored item turned out to be false lashes with the code ES - A829. Like the other ES lashes, they came in a lovely shiny black carton box that was wrapped in bubble wrap.

Here's a photo of the 10 pairs of lashes that were sent to me. Aren't they lovely? They fall under the CRISS CROSS lash category. They're relatively shorter than regular falsies and have a clear thin band.

Now onto the review proper.

Shipping / Packaging : 
It took three weeks to get to me which isn't such a horrible thing. At least I didn't have to go to the post office to claim them. Thumbs up again to KKCenterHK for wrapping the item in bubble wrap.

Design : 
Though I love full on dramatic lashes, these "more natural" looking ones are super fun to use too! I love how the lash hairs are long and makes my own lashes look fuller plus since it flares towards the outer part, it give the illusion of cat eyes without the effort. I also love the fact it has a very thin and flexible clear band. It's a lot easier getting these close to my natural lash line.

Comfort : 
I used this out the other day and it felt super comfy. My eyes didn't get tired from the weight of these lashes and they didn't poke the sensitive areas on my lids.

Overall :  ★
I'm really loving these lashes. I'd recommend them (& the site) to those girls out there going for a more natural but still flirty look. These pairs are perfect for everyday use since you can even pull it off without much eye makeup! They look super natural too. :)

More photos!

Disclaimer : This product was generously sponsored by KKCenterHK for review purposes however all opinions expressed in this post are purely the blogger's own.


Jannieology X Kaifragrances SCENTsational Giveaway ~ WINNER!

Last March 21, 2012, I teamed up with the lovely Kai Grafia of kaigrafia.com to bring you a super scentsational giveaway! Now, a month later, we're finally ready to announce the winner but first, I'd like to thank all the lovely people who joined the giveaway and for supporting Kai & myself with our blogs.

Miss Kai Grafia sponsored this lovely scentsational item:

Now, onto the announcement...


Congratulations Miss Carolyn Ong!
You have 48 hours to message Miss Kai Grafia with your shipping details. Failure to do so will force us to choose another winner. Again, congratulations and to everybody who joined, thank you so much!


How I Passed The JULY 2011 Nursing Licensure Exam


On the word wide web, I'm known as Jannie. The blogger, vlogger, and freelance makeup artist who loves having giveaways on her blog. A lot of people also know that I'm a part time online seller who sells little knick knacks, RTW items and different kinds of cosmetics. What most people DON'T know is that in the "real" world, I'm called Janna and I happen to be a registered nurse. *smiles*

Now before anybody starts rolling their eyes and whispering under their breath that I'm being a braggart, let me just say that this post is actually highly requested. Aside from doing beauty related posts, I've decided to make more personal posts as well, starting with this one right here.

When people find out that I just happen to be a registered nurse, several questions pop up. The number one question is "HOW DID YOU PASS THE NLE?". A lot of my readers seem to be student nurses, post graduate nurses, under board nurses, registered nurses and I even have a handful of retired nurses who read my blog... And I get the same question most of the time. So, I'm going to share a few of the things I did to pass the NLE (July2011) but first a few photos prior to my "review" days.

Sophomore Year (2007-2008) - Capping & Candle Lighting Ceremony
My first nameplate. It's still alive today.
The very first ceremony that made an impact on my life as a "nurse" was my Capping & Candle Lighting Ceremony. The first time I was given my nurse's cap, a symbolic element that completes our uniform. I also received my first name plate. It was one of those slightly cheap looking plastic ones that's a simple way of saying "Hey! I'm wearing this plastic nameplate because I'm still a student nurse." Another very special thing that happened during our ceremony was the candle lighting which was actually supposed to be their way of saying that the light would lead us on our path to becoming nurses. Exactly the way Florence Nightingale held her lamp to usher her "nurses" to take care of the wounded soldiers.

Senior Year (2010-2011) - Pinning Ceremony
My "metal" nameplate and College of Nursing pin.
Fast forward to two years later. Senior year... *sigh* I had my Pinning Ceremony where we got our college pins & our "metal" nameplates. This ceremony symbolizes that we are so close to becoming real nurses. We have endured 4 years and now finally we get our school pins. I know our pins may not be as "pretty" as those of other schools but as I walked towards the stage to my class adviser who had my precious pin waiting for me, I couldn't help but shed a tear. As he pinned it onto my gala uniform and shook my hand, I looked up towards the bleachers and saw my folks with huge smiles on their faces. At that moment, I knew all my hard work was worth it.
Senior Year (2012-2011) - Graduation Day (April 2011)
Graduation day... What else can I say? After four years of waking up early to get to class and duty, four years of homework and endless requirements, four years of exams, oral recitations, solo class reports, group reports, research, four years of taking a deep breath and plunging into the roller coaster ride of a student nurse's life... After four years I finally graduated. I passed all my classes and completed all my cases. Now all I needed was the RN status and I would finally be a real nurse. I don't know who cried the most that day. I guess my parents did.
R.A Gapuz "Zamboanga" Babies (NLE July2011 Batch)
The photo above was taken after the first week of my NLE review. Which brings me to the actual point of this post. So, how did I pass the NLE? *wonders*
  • Choose the RIGHT REVIEW CENTER for you. - Prior to even graduating I had to go through the tedious choosing of a review center. There were tons of review centers all advertising the same stuff. In the end I broke my list down to St. Louie Review Center (SLRC), RA. Gapuz, RN International (RN) and Ateneo De Zamboanga University Review Center (not sure what it's really called though so I'll refer to it as ADZU RC)... I decided to choose a review center still located in Zamboanga so that I wouldn't have to ask my parents to spend additional for board & lodging if I reviewed outside of Zamboanga. In the end I chose to enroll at R.A. Gapuz because it offered the most affordable tuition fee, I had a few close friends attending the same review center and lastly because I refused to enroll at a review center that had more than 300 students packed into one single theater. I truly believe that at the end of the day, passing the NLE will really be up to the student BUT enrolling in a review center of your choice will encourage you strive harder plus it will help you direct your focus on the topics you need to focus on. In short you won't end up studying just one topic for hours because you're clueless on where to start, where to end and which topics to even review! Enrolling in a good review center sort of ensures that you're actually on track with the whole reviewing for the NLE.
  • Gather a lot of REVIEW MATERIALS & BOOKS. - Review materials and books became my best friends for the whole review period. I read, read and read some more. By nature, I love to read. I used to read a lot back when I was younger and I still do! So I didn't really have a hard time with reading extra materials for the NLE. It all came naturally to me, BUT I know not everybody has the habit of reading. For those who abhor reading, then may I suggest DISSECTING topics into subtopics which you can re-write as bullets and read. A lot of people find reading bullets easier than reading paragraphs plus with this technique, your eyes don't get tired as easily. Also try to borrow review materials from friends who're done with the NLE. You'll need ALL the extra information you can get.
  • DO NOT RELY ON LUCK, pile up on knowledge. - Extreme luck comes once in a blue moon and I tell you, you'd be a FOOL to rely on just pure luck. I believe in the saying that "we create our own destinies so best not leave anything to chance". You see with reliance on luck, you cannot control how you'll answer the NLE. What I did was to pile up on knowledge. I reviewed like crazy. I was at the review center from 7am-5pm, and I reviewed for an additional 3 hours at home. As I piled up on knowledge, it stuck to me and during the actual NLE, when I had to make a guess (because I did make guesses during the actual NLE) it was an EDUCATED GUESS. Not just mindless eenie-meenie-minie-moe.
  • KNOW THE TREND, it helps even if most of it is just "hearsay". - During my time the trend happened to be Medical Surgical based questions, Emergency Nursing, and tons of Oncology (Cancer) Nursing. Knowing the trend sort of guides you towards what topics you'll have to pay attention to a bit more than other topics. Though some of it may be hearsay, it never hurts to add these topics to your list of stuff to be reviewed.
  • DO NOT RELY PURELY ON PRAYERS. - Don't think I'm some sort of anti-christ. God knows how much a prayed during the review (and even before the review started) but basing it all on prayers won't help you in the long run. I am a firm believer in the saying GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES. He blessed us with minds. Use it. I prayed and made tons of novenas BUT I also studied hard and put a lot of effort in my reviewing.
  • MOTIVATE YOURSELF. - Get out of bed early, have a few minutes of stretching, pray and then take deep breaths. After that tell yourself that you need to pass the NLE, that you want to pass with all your heart, that becoming a registered nurse is what you desire the most, that it can't be possible that you won't pass. Motivation plays a big part in your mind set to passing.
  • DO NOT PRESSURE YOURSELF especially with the expectations of others. - Remember that this is your own battle not theirs. You have to want to pass for yourself and not for anybody else. Do not let them get into your head and cause a ton of pressure because working under pressure will surely make you miserable. Based on personal experience, I was able to concentrate more when I just finally decided to let all other people's expectations and comments be irrelevant.
  • UNWIND every once in awhile. - We are not robots. We get hungry, angry and tired. We get depressed at times and on bad days, we get sick. During the review I felt all of the above. I suffered burnout after the first month and then I decided to change my strategy. I concluded that I needed some time out as well. So sometimes I'd gather with my close friends over a downloaded movie, bowls of popcorn, a rather large pizza for sharing and tons of litro Cokes. Sometimes I'd take time to go online and even take time to read a book or two. Unwinding helps you relax and regain much needed energy. Do it!
With Prof. Rey Phillip Ferrer
Before the NLE you'll have to accomplish several things. Some of these are meant to be finished even before graduation day! First you'll need to file for the NLE. So make sure you have all legal documents on hand in duplicate or triplicate copies if needed. Make sure you have the backup incase something happens to the documents. It's always better to be safe than sorry. Also try as much as possible to do things on your own and not wait for your "barkada" so as not to waste time. Remember that it's time to carry your own tail and it sometimes is a dog eat dog world out there. 

The night before the actual NLE, make sure you have all the things you'll need ready like your uniform, pencils, test permit and etc. Keep them safe and make sure that everything is complete. On the day of the NLE, wake up early to avoid rushing around. Eat a light breakfast in case you have a nervous stomach, you won't end up barfing due to intense nervousness. Just breath in and stay as calm as you can. Most of all, pray. The LORD listens, even if we think he does not...

After my Mass Oath Taking Ceremony
My license. I cried the first time I got it.
Janna Joshelle I. Parel, RN <3
February 2012 - First month volunteering at ZCMC Ward 5.
March 2012 - Second month volunteering at ZCMC Ward 5.
April 2012 - Third month volunteering at ZCMC Ward 5.
That's all for now. I know it's a rather long post. It may or may not have helped. *lol* But I really do hope that this post of mine helped even just a tiny bit. To all those who are preparing for the July 2012 NLE (or any other big exams) I wish you all good luck! Aja!


Beauty Cosmetics Flat Top Brush : Review


So about two months ago I received this lovely item from Beauty Cosmetics as part of their affiliate program. She sent me one of their best sellers, the lovely pink handled flat top brush which retails at a very affordable P400! I promised myself I'd use this for more than a month before I make a review because when I received this I was already in love with my ELF flat top powder brush. I was afraid of not being able to really give the BC flat top brush a chance to shine... I'm glad I tested it out thoroughly. Now after two months, I'm finally ready to share my thoughts on BC's flat top brush.

My flat top brush came with its own brush guard. Yey! :)
Beauty Cosmetics printed on the handle.
Fluffed out.
In its glory.
Packaging / Design / Quality  : 
The brush arrived in perfect condition. It was wrapped in bubble wrap and even came with its own brush guard which for me was instantly a reason to give it plus points. This particular brush is around 6-7" long and has a metallic pink handle. Its ferule is a deeper metallic pink color. It has a very nice solid feel to it and I happen to like how sturdy it feels in my hand. Its size is really handy for traveling. Well, maybe some would complain that it's too long but it fits perfectly well in my medium sized makeup kit. I like the density of the actual brush head. It's not a large as some flat top brushes out there but I find that its size is just right for me to apply the needed amount of product on my face. The first time I washed it there wasn't any visible shedding nor was there bleeding which is great! Another great thing about  this brush that it feels so nice on the skin. Its softness is quite addicting.

Price : 
At P400/brush, who can complain? It does the job well at such an affordable price! Enough said.

Overall : 
In my two month using this brush, I have started to regret using my other flat top brushes/stippling brushes. I use the BC flat top for my liquid, cream and powder foundation. I use it for contouring and cream blush application. I even use it to blend out my under eye concealer! This brush keeps amazing me everyday and I really hope it lasts a long time. Though it was sent to me FREE for REVIEW PURPOSES, I'm already thinking of getting a back up one since it's super affordable at P400 only! 

DISCOUNT ALERT : You can also get this beauty with a 10% discount when you order and input the discount code : JANNIE! So what are you waiting for? :D

Comparison to ELF Flat Top Brush.
Comparison to ELF Flat Top Brush.
Comparison to ELF Flat Top Brush.
As a bonus, here's a video of the brush in action plus my go-to "sexy bronze eyes" using the 120pc eyeshadow palette (version 3) from Beauty Cosmetics.

Thank you all for reading and the endless support! I love you guys!


My First "Blog Award" ~ Versatile Blogger

The other night while waiting for 11pm (duty hour) I decided to blog hop to pass my time. As I was going through some posts in the Zamboanga Bloggers group, a new post appeared and it happened to be by a good friend of mine, Patsy of flyhighpatsy. It was titled "15 Versatile Bloggers" and since I'm always on the lookout for new blogs to follow I decided to take a look at her new post.

Boy, was I in for a surprise!

Her post talked about the recent "versatile blogger" award she got from fellow Zamboanga blogger, Olyv. Apparently, once you get awarded, you're supposed to share the award with 15 of your recently discovered blogs that you love and guess who got included in Patsy's list? Me! *squeals*

And just a few days later (last night actually) I got nominated AGAIN for versatile blogger by another friend of mine, Jannah. She explained the mechanics of this award in her post and now I'm going to "share the love" by making my own list too but first here's the mechanics :

1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively NEW to blogging.
2. Let them know you nominated them.
3. Thanks the blogger/s who nominated you.
4. Share 7 random facts about you.
5. Add the versatile blogger "badge" to your sidebar & post.

So first off here's the cute badge you can grab :

Thank you again to Patsy & Jannah for giving me my first ever "blog award". *hugs & kisses* 

Now 7 random facts about me :
1. I used to such a tomboy. I wore sneakers, tees & jeans all throughout high school till junior college!
2. I'm really uncomfortable around new people for the first 10 minutes. You'll notice me twisting my handkerchief!
3. I'm pretty sensitive to scents. No musky-woody perfumes for me, please!
4. I named all my gadgets.
5. I secretly (well, it's no longer a secret now) wish I had the guts to do something crazy with my hair.
6. I will forever love Jollibee food. Comfort food at its best.
7. I plan to get inked (my maiden name + new surname) whenI'm married. Somewhere inconspicuous though as to not get judged by my patients when I'm working as a nurse.

Now onto my 15 VERSATILE BLOGGERS. :)
(in random order)

1. http://www.tkuexclusive.com/
2. http://www.lalalapatricia.info/
3. http://www.sweetiecouture.me/
4. http://clintandrew.info/
5. http://loveroxie.com/
6. http://www.chiminess.com/
7. http://lilpink.info/
8. http://gryshco.com/
9. http://www.gelleesh.com/
10. http://www.kaifragrances.co.nr/
11. http://www.notingathena.com/
12. http://anjfire.blogspot.com/
13. http://micheatsandshops.com/
14. http://campoffame.blogspot.com/
15. http://infinity06.blogspot.com/

There you go my dear readers! I know some of the bloggers aren't "relatively new" but to me they are since I've only recently started reading their posts (around January or so). Go check them out!


NYX Round Lipstick Collection : Swatches (Round 1)

As I said before, I am a huge NYX Cosmetics fan and one of my favorite products from the brand are their ROUND LIPSTICKS. The round lipsticks are supposed to be the brand's "all year round" product which comes in a variety of shades. I think they currently have 144 shades to choose from. 

Last year I depotted 12 of my Nyx lippies so I could bring them along on my Singapore trip without them having to take up so much space in my makeup travel kit. I got these stackable container pots from a friend and decided to use them to house my depotted lippies.

L-R (top-bottom) : Marrakesh Pink, Pure Nude, Iris, Pumpkin Pie, Tweed, Indian Pink
The above photo is my collection of nudes. I have more nude lippies but these are the ones in the stackable container. My favorites are Pumpkin Pie & Indian Pink.
Pumpkin Pie is my favorite "go-to" nude lipstick since last year. It's like a "my-lips-but-better" kind of lipstick and even my kid sister loves it.
Indian Pink is a peachy pink color that's just absolutely lovely. I think any skin tone can pull off wearing Indian Pink. Whenever I use this lippie, I get a lot of questions about it. *wink*
I must admit that I can't seem to use Marrakesh Pink alone. I have to layer a darker lip color on top to avoid looking too washed out. That's a little sad though since it's such a lovely pale pink color. Another shade I have problem with at times is Iris. I find it a little bit too sheer and I have to pile on quite a few layers to get a nice color payoff. .
L-R : Marrakesh Pink, Pure Nude, Iris, Pumpkin Pie, Tweed, Indian Pink
L-R (top-bottom) : Pink Lyric, Louisiana, Haute Coutour, Fire, Chic Red, Pure Red
The second stack houses my pinks and reds. I have three pinks & three reds. These are some of my favorites in my collection of pink & red lipstick. I was really having second thought about melting them but I really wanted to take them along with me so I had to just close my eyes and go ahead with depotting them!
L-R : Pink Lyric, Louisiana, Haute Coutour, Fire, Chic Red, Pure Red
If I had to choose, I'd say that Louisiana & Fire are my favorites in the bunch. Louisiana is a bright fuchsia pink that's pretty for the summer but personally I wear it any time of the year. Fire is another bright shade. It reminds of bright red apples I kept drawing as a kid. It definitely calls attention.
Unlike my nude lippies collection, I don't have any problems with any of these lippies in terms of color payoff and application.

So dear readers, there you go. This is just part 1 of my NYX Round Lipstick Collection. Watch out for the other parts!

Anyway, I'd like to ask... Which shades did YOU like the most?


The "45 Questions About Beauty" Tag


I love TAGS. I think it's a great way getting know other people. Here's a tag I stumbled upon last year while I was browsing videos on YouTube. Decided to convert it into a "blog" tag since I'm being a lazy ass at the moment and don't really wanna make a video tag.

1. How many times do you wash your face daily?
I wash it around 4-5 times a day. I know that's a lot and it can totally dry out your skin but that's why moisturizer has become my best friend.

2. What skin type do you have? Dry, oily, or combi skin?
I have combination skin. Oily on the T-Zone and upper cheek area while dry on the rest of my face especially my jaw line.

3. What is your current facial wash?
Photo Credit : thisnext.com
I started using this last year. I've had my first tube since December. It's been lasting me this long because a little goes a long way. It lathers wonderfully and a tiny amount will be enough for your whole face. I use this in the morning and evening and (admittedly) I sometimes use this in between too!

4. Do you exfoliate? How often?
I'm slightly addicted to exfoliating. I exfoliate on MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS and FRIDAYS. I feel that with exfoliated skin, my skin gets to absorb all the good products that I apply onto my face to help with my skin problems.

5. What product do you use to exfoliate?
Photo Credit : amazon.com
I've been using this product since high school. I've read lots of "bad" things about how rough this is for the face but it works quite well on me. I wouldn't recommend this to those with ultra sensitive skin though because I admit it sometimes does feel a little too rough compared to your regular exfoliating wash/scrub.

6. What moisturizer do you use?
Photo Credit : iaspirebrands.com
I use the Myra E moisturizer in the mornings because it's lightweight and has the needed SPF to keep my face protected. Plus it's locally available!

Photo Credit : thisnext.com

This is my "evening" moisturizer. I love this moisturizer. I received it the same time as my Kiehl's facial wash. I use this in the evening because it doesn't have SPF but sometimes when I'm really lazy, and I know I'll be indoors the whole day, I also use this in the mornings.

7. Do you have freckles/sun spots?

10. Do you use eye cream?
I should start using one since I'm turning 21 soon! *eep*
Can anyone recommend an effective but affordable eye cream?

11. Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I used to have problems with acne. I still think I have acne prone skin though I don't break out as horribly as I did back in college.

12. Did you ever have to use pro-activ?
No, not really. I used other products to deal with my acne problem.

13. What foundation do you use?

Photo Credit : sulit.com.ph 
Photo Credit : sulit.com.ph
I switch foundations often because I like to try new things and see how it'll work on me but I do have a go-to foundation for now. It's the NYX HD Photogenic foundation. I started using this last year and I combine HDF02 and HDF03 to get a match for my skin.

14. How about concealer?
Photo Credit : sulit.com.ph
I use the San San concealer in Beige (spot concealing) & Natural (highlighting).

15. Do you know your undertone color?
Unfortunately not yet. I'm thinking probably a yellowish undertone?

16. What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I'm wearing false lashes in the photos above. Isn't it obvious how much I'm in love with falsies? I think they bring a look together. It's like the cherry on top of a pie. It just ties everything together and adds that needed *umph!*

17. Did you know that you're supposed to change mascara every 3 months?
Yes, I do know that little fact. That's the very reason why I don't like buying high end mascaras.

18. What brand of mascara do you use?
At the moment I use mascaras from Maybelline.

19. Sephora or Mac?
Sephora, just because of the VARIETY. :)

20. Do you have a Mac pro card?
No. :| 

21. What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?
I like to use a combination of brushes, sponges and my ever reliable hands but if I had to break it down to the top 5 that I use the most if would probably be the following:
a. Beauty Cosmetics Flat Top Brush
b. ELF Flat Top Powder Brush
c. Ecotools Concealer Brush
d. ELF Blending Brush
e. Makeup Sponge

22. Do you use makeup base or primer for your eyes?
Yes. I use the NYX HD eyeshadow base most of the time.
Photo Credit : cherryculture.com
23. For the face?
No. Due to my laziness I tend to skip this step but I do own a couple of face primers like the one from ELF & the HD one from NYX. I fancy the ELF primer more since it looks more natural than the "white" NYX primer. :|
Photo Credit : eyelipsface.com

Photo Credit : cherryculture.com
24. What is your favorite eyeshadow shade?
This is a tough question. I love lots of eyeshadow shades! I love colorful shades and neutral ones. I love playing with different eyeshadow colors. But for the sake of answering the question, I guess it would have to be MAC's Naked Lunch.
Photo Credit : http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com
I use this as a lid color and a highlight (under my brows & even on my face). I love it so much that I got totally heartbroken when I ran out of it. I'm saving up for a new pot. :)

25. Do you use pencil or liquid liner?
Both. On lazy days I reach for a pencil liner but when I have time to spare I reach for my liquid liners but to be quite honest, I really prefer gel liners more.

26. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Not so often. I try to be extra careful.

27. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
This happens to be one of those makeup products that I have a love-hate relationship with. I currently have around 10 pigment eyeshadows which I don't really use because it happens to be such a hassle when your in a hurry plus I can't stand all the fall outs. Foiling them does help with the fall out problem, but still. :|

28. Do you use mineral makeup?
I used to. I'm trying to get back into the "mineral" makeup thing since it's supposed to be a lot healthier than regular makeup. I'm starting with my 100% natural tinted lip balms from Human Nature.

29. What is your favorite "go-to" lipstick? Why?
Photo Credit : http://nagellack-junkie.blogspot.com/
The year I turned 18 was the year I discovered NYX and the very first NYX product I ordered was the NYX Round Lipstick in Tea Rose. Ever since I got my first tube I've fallen in love with the shade and since then I've gone through 8 tubes already. I'm currently on my 9th tube.

30. How about lip gloss? Why?
I'm not much of a lip gloss wearer because I haven't found a lip gloss that I truly like using. I always get disappointed with several "formulas" I've tried. It was either too drying or too icky.

31. What is your favorite blush to use and why?
Photo Credit : wawa-chan
Yet another NYX product! My go-to blush since last year is the NYX Cream Blush in NATURAL. It really does give a natural healthy flush on the skin and stays put like a dream. I don't need to keep re-applying the blush and since it comes in cream form it really blends beautifully.

32. Do you buy your makeup on ebay/ebay.ph?
Yes and I ended up buying a knockoff! It works great but. Well... It's a knockoff. LOL.

33. Do you like drugstore makeup?
Most of my makeup fall under the "drugstore" category. I still don't have the kind of money that I can blow off buying high end makeup. I do perfectly well with drugstore makeup anyway BUT I do have "high end" SKIN CARE products.

34. Do you go to cosmetic company outlets?
Yes. :) They usually have testers unlike online shops (yes, I get my makeup online most of the time) so I can test out the products before buying.

35. Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?
At one point I did but then again I'd rather take up my masterals in NURSING before diving into proper makeup classes. Priorities first, right?

36. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I used to be. At the moment, I feel more confident in putting on makeup but that's because of PRACTICE. PRACTICE. PRACTICE. A lot of my friends wonder why I put on makeup really nicely and all I tell them is that I PRACTICE.

37. Name a makeup crime that you hate.
Mismatched foundation. *hello floating face*

38. Do you like colorful shades of makeup or neutral ones?
Ugh! I love both! Please don't make me choose a second time around.

39. Which celebrity always has great makeup?
It was pretty hard to choose but I guess I'd stick with Taylor Swift. I love how her makeup always makes her look really fresh and young.

40. If you could leave the house using just one makeup item, what would you use?
Pressed powder to help control my oiliness! @@

41. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Of course! Most of the time I walk out the door with ZERO makeup on.

42. In your opinion, what is the best makeup line?
I haven't tried so many makeup brands YET but I'd have to say that among the ones I have tried I'd say MAC, NYX & SLEEK (sorry couldn't choose just one!)

43. What do you think of makeup?
I think makeup was created to help women have more confidence. I'm not saying we shouldn't be comfortable in our own skin but rather I'm saying that we can use makeup to enhance our own natural beauty. Who doesn't want to look great? I mean, come on, when we look great, we feel great about ourselves!

44. What is your favorite "quote" related to makeup?
"I love the confidence that makeup gives me."- Tyra Banks

45. If you were a makeup tool/product, what would you be and why?
If I were a makeup product, I would be FOUNDATION because one of the most basic makeup products used by most people is foundation. It evens out skin tone, covers most blemishes and over all makes your skin look good and I believe that beautiful skin never goes out of style.

Woops! This has got to be one of the LONGEST posts ever. Anyway, I'm tagging the following people who I think would be up to doing this:

Faith : http://loveroxie.com/
Yesha : http://alldolled-up.info/
Nin : http://monsterprettyinthecity.blogspot.com/
Gellie - http://www.gelleesh.com/
Ayzee - http://chilipina.blogspot.com/
Carizza - http://carizzachua.blogspot.com/

Tagging them because I'd like to get to know them more. I'm also TAGGING you, yes you, my dearest readers. Hope you enjoy! Let's get to know each other better!