Makeup Tutorial : Tangerine Dream

Aside from blue & purple, orange is another one of my favorite colors. I may not have a lot of orange clothes or even orange makeup products but I do really like the color, especially tangerine-like shades. So yesterday I decided to create a wearable orange based makeup look that I've called Tangerine Dream. This is definitely a nice look to wear out to sunny afternoon parties. It's not a "boring" neutral look nor is it too much of an "in your face" colorful look. It sits right in between!
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Face :
Celeteque Moisturizer
Encara BB Cream
Glory of New York Total Coverage Foundation - 210
Ben Nye Luxury Powder - Banana
MeMeMe Flawless Powder - Translucent
NYX HD Concealer - Beige
Eyebrows :
ELF Eyebrow Kit - Dark
Eyes :
NYX Eyeshadow Base - Skintone
Wet n Wild ColorIcon Palettes - Vanity
PROPS 88 Eyeshadow Palette - Metallic
Virginia Olsen Mineral Eyeshadow - Solar Flare
Clinique Mascara - Black (lower lashes) *not shown in video*
Rimmel Eyeliner - Black
Nichido Kohl Liner - Black
Lashes :
DUO Lash Glue - Clear
Random pair of "flirty" lashes
Cheeks :
Benefit Blush - Bella Bamba
Lips :
Maybelline Baby Lips - Mango
Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick - Mauve Outta Here
Nails :
"Bobbie" - Red
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I'm on a roll with these videos. I'm planning on my next one already since I've received Facebook messages and blog comments from readers & supporters suggesting what kind of looks they want to see. If you have a makeup look request, a challenge, a tag, or whatever it may be, leave it in the comment box below. Thank you for stopping by! See you in my next post!
PS : Don't forget to join my ongoing giveaways:
Beauty Cosmetics Face Precision Brush Giveaway
iPhone Case Giveaway


Makeup Challenge : "Work Appropriate" Makeup

When I posted my Smokey Peacock tutorial, a fellow Zamboanga blogger (Raisie) left a comment that caught my attention. I've always wanted to do a "work appropriate" look that you could easily take to a night out after work hours.
Challenge (lol!) accepted!
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Face :
Celeteque Moisturizer
Shu Uemura Face Architect Foundation - Medium Beige
Glory of New York Total Coverage Foundation - 210
Ben Nye Luxury Powder - Banana
MeMeMe Flawless Powder - Translucent
NYX HD Concealer - Beige
Eyebrows :
ELF Eyebrow Kit - Dark
Eyes :
Urban Decay Primer Potion - Original
Wet n Wild ColorIcon Palettes - Vanity
Elf 100pc Eyeshadow Palette
Wet n Wild Liquid Eyeliner - Black
Revlon Plumping Mascara - Black (upper lashes)
Clinique Mascara - Black (lower lashes)
Nichido Kohl Liner - Black
Cheeks :
ELF Blush & Contour Kit
NYX Powder Blush - Pinched
Lips :
Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick - Mauvey
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss - Tea Rose
Nails :
"Bobbie" - Red
Circle Lenses :
UNIQSO Barbie Puffy 3 Tone Brown
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Got any makeup-look requests?
Leave them in the comment box below!
Sharing with you a mashup (plus awesome ukelele playing skills) by my cousins Ate Trina & Monina. 
Don't forget to join my ongoing giveaways :
Beauty Cosmetics Face Precision Brush Giveaway
iPhone Case Giveaway


MLOTI 3 : Past Few Days

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Spaghetti - My favorite kind of pasta. I love spaghetti even more than I love lasagna.
Milk Tea - I'm a milk tea addict and I'm currently obsessing over The Frab Bar's original one.
Filming - I'm back to making YouTube videos after being gone for so long.
Plump Pinay - Forever the plus sized beauty blogger. :)
Flipflops - In support of The Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation.
Please Stay - * insert sad panda face here *
DIY & New Products - I made my own clipboard brush cleaner and I'm currently testing out new products.
Sugar Scrub - Naiad is a new brand that I'm currently in love with especially their Bamboo Sugarcane Sugar Whipped Scrub!
Orange & White - bed sheets, pillow cases & my trusty comforter.
Red Polish - Enjoying "fierce" nails and nail polish while I can.
iPhone - Current iPhone case is from Anne's Outlet (instagram)
Throwback - Long hair, face mask & pin button. I miss the OR. I really do.
Oh Really? - Need this shirt in my life.
My Father, My Hero - El Kapitan, the only permanent man in my life.
Yellow & Blue - Beddings for this week. Pretty, right?


NAIAD Sugar Whipped Soap in Bamboo Sugarcane

 Aside from makeup, I also obsess over bath products. I try out a ton of different soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and scrubs. I discovered my love for scrubs late last year when I went through a phase in my life where I had super rough and dry skin no matter how much lotion I used. A close friend of mine told me that maybe I need a good deep exfoliation and introduced me to my first scrub (Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Scrub). Needless to say, I was hooked!

Two weeks ago I came across a brand I've never heard of before, Naiad.

"I first started making soap in 2006 since gentle products for my sensitive skin were hard to find or ridiculously expensive. I was quickly hooked on soap making and began devouring any book on the subject that I could find. I soon had too much soap to handle, so in November of that year I started selling my soapy creations as a little side job to my career in advertising. After I was laid off from my job in 2007, with the support of my family and amazing husband I took the business full time and haven’t looked back!
We now make Glycerin soap, Cold Process soap, Sugar Scrubs, Lip Balms and Liquid Soap, all made with the same small batch, high quality standards that I cherish!" - Erin Pikor
I really wanted to try out her scrubs but I didn't want to risk international shipping which I find to be too taxing. So that was that, I would never be able to try out Naiad products right? Wrong!
Last week I stumbled upon Naiad again on the Makeup Hub by NC site and to my excitement, they had Naiad products available PLUS at that time, they had a special "birthday blowout discount" so I was able to avail of several scrubs for less!

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What : Naiad Soap Arts - Sugar Whipped Soap
Variants Available : 9
Variant Chosen : Bamboo Sugarcane
Where : Makeup Hub By NC
Price : P250/mini 2oz
* also available in bigger tubs

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From the NAIAD site :
Bamboo Sugarcane 
A sparkling splash of citrus and sweet florals of jasmine and rose, join branches of green leaves with a dry down of pure sugar sweetness. This scent is amazingly fresh and irresistible - great for both men and women. This creamy whipped bath confection is the ultimate wash time delight! You will love the light fluffy texture of this whipped soap and the seemingly endless bubbly lather with just enough fine sugar to gently exfoliate.
Our sugar whipped soap is bubbly, scrubby, skin softening with a minimal environmental impact! 
Always SLS, Paraben and Phalate free!

Ingredients: Sucrose, Distilled Water, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA], Sweet Almond Oil, Fragrance, Hydrated Chromium Green.
The reason I got this variant for myself is because I like fresh scents and I had a feeling this would be perfect. Guess what? It is!
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Love :
* Scent - it's very "zen" and refreshing. I'm definitely going to purchase a bigger tub of this soon!
* Texture - the "granules" of the scrub are just the right size and texture to gently but efficiently exfoliate my skin, leaving me with baby soft skin especially in areas like my soles and elbows!
* Affordable - IMHO, for a product as great as this, it's pretty affordable at 250/tub.
* Great packaging - I love the "tin" cover, labeling and even the actual color of the product.
* SLS, Paraben & Phthalate free!!!

Hate :
* Unavailable locally - I'll have to spend for additional shipping every time I want to repurchase! :(
* No whitening effects - but this is sort of a personal choice. I'm just a bit of a "whitening" freak. LOL!
Overall :

I really like this sugar scrub and I'm planning to repurchase from Makeup Hub once I'm done with this small tub. I definitely recommend it to anyone who's looking for a gentle and fun smelling scrub that's great for everyday. If you're a sucker for nice packaging, this definitely will interest you as well.

Go check out Makeup Hub By NC and purchase your own tub now!
Next up for me are the Naiad Artisan Soaps! 


Must Have : Beauty Cosmetics Face Precision Kit + GIVEAWAY!

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What : Beauty Cosmetics Face Precision Kit
Where : Beauty Cosmetics
Price : P450
** Kit was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are unbiased & my own.
Last year I got myself the Sigma Synthetic Kabuki Kit and I thought of how cool it would be if they had smaller counterparts. A few months later Sigma released their precision kit. My prayer was answered, right? Yet the price I had to pay was something my wallet didn't agree with me on, so I decided not to purchase it. Lucky for me, one of my favorite "beauty products store", Beauty Cosmetics released their own version of the face precision kit at a lower and much more affordable price! Read on to know how I feel about this kit after testing it out for a month.
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Round Precision Brush - or applying eyeshadow base or primer to lid, can also be used to blend concealer under eye area.
Out of the 5 brushes in the kit, this happens to be my favorite. It is very versatile and is packed with just the right density for it to create a very flawless look. I like using this to blend out my under eye concealer and also to blend out concealer applied on the sides of my nose.
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Tapered Precision Brush - for exact placement of concealer in harder to reach areas such as sides of the nose, around the eyes, chin and around the mouth.

This is my second favorite out of the 5 brushes. I use this mostly for application purposes rather than blending purposes. I find it easier to apply my under eye concealer with this brush. I also use this brush to apply concealer on hard to reach areas like the sides of my nose and I use the very tip of this brush for spot concealing small problem areas.
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Angled Precision Brush - for applying products to areas such as sides of the nose and hollows of the cheeks.

Before this brush came along, I had a difficult time sculpting and contouring my nose. *LOL* Needless to say, this brush really comes in handy for contouring my nose as well as giving added definition to the contours of your cheek. I also use this to blend my under eye concealer when my round precision brush isn't available.
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Slanted Precision Brush - flat angled precision brush designed for applying concealer anywhere on the face.
I like using the slanted precision brush to apply and blend out my eyeshadow primer/base. I find it a handy tool for this purpose. 
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Flat Top Precision Brush - ideal for applying concealer on Sun spots, blemishes or any small imperfections on the face.

I use the flat top precision brush for spot concealing as well. I usually reach for this particular brush when I have a rather large pimple or bump to cover up. Also this is a good brush to use when you want to "stipple" on concealer or an extra layer of foundation on a small area of your face.
I've brought all 5 brushes when I have makeup gigs because they help a lot!
I definitely recommend them because they are functional, affordable & cruelty free (since they are made of synthetic hairs).
I love them so much that I've decided to give away 1 kit to 1 lucky reader!
Check out the mechanics on the rafflecopter app to join and get your chance to own 1 set!
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  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Smokey Peacock Eyes with Wet N Wild ColorIcon Palettes!

It's been a while since I last posted anything that was "makeup tutorial" related but since I'm back to making YouTube videos, I've decided to make a new tutorial as part of the Wet n Wild Coloricon palettes series. Please bare with me on the speedy video at the end of this post. I'm still trying to get my mojo back with YouTube videos. 
This look was created using Wet n Wild Coloricon palettes which are really affordable and are of great quality. The colors remind me of a male peacock's colorful tail hence the look is called Smokey Peacock. It's a playful twist on the usual dark smokey eye look.
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Face :
Celeteque Moisturizer
MAC Studio Fix Fluid - NC35
Encara BB Cream
Ever Bilena Powder Foundation - Oriental
Garnier BB Roll On
Eyebrows :
ELF Eyebrow Kit - Dark
Eyes :
NYX Eyshadow Base - Skintone
Wet n Wild ColorIcon Palettes - Lust, Pride, Greed, Vanity
Wet n Wild Liquid Eyeliner - Black
Revlon Plumping Mascara - Black
Cheeks :
ELF Blush & Contour Kit
ELF HD Blush - Headliner
NYX Powder Blush - Mauve
Mememe Liquid Highlighter
Lips :
Maybelline Baby Lips
MAC Lipstick - Please Me
Nails :
China Glaze - For Audrey


Customizable iPhone Case + GIVEAWAY!

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My obsession with iPhone cases strike again! I purchased this apple green one with interchangeable back covers from Albritz Alvarez on Facebook for only P300. The clear back bumper is made of great quality as well as the prints.

Plus, here's a small giveaway for my readers who are iPhone users!
I will be giving away 1 purple clear back bumper with 5 interchangeable aztec print back covers to 1 lucky reader.
The giveaway is open to all my PHILIPPINE based readers and will end on July 31, 2013.

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Client : Glory Gene!

I've been accepting clients again the past few days and one of them happens to be a repeat.
Miss Glory hired me last year for a video shoot and this time for her 24th birthday photo shoot!
Our inspiration for the look is the ever gorgeous Sarah Geronimo.
We went for that very fresh girly look.
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Accepting ZAMBOANGA based clients only (for now!)
You may contact me thru email at parel.janna@gmail.com, thru Facebook or thru SMS at 09177230188.


Customized Cases, Anyone?

Aside from collecting (and sometimes hoarding) makeup, I also collect iPhone cases for my baby Stark (2 years old iPhone 4). To date, I have about 20 cases which I know seems crazy but I do use 1 per week. *defensive much?*

Recently, I've been into customized cases and I'm so glad I found Anne's Outlet on Instagram. Miss Anne is Zamboanga based, so it's super easy to hand over payments and claim orders. She was even super sweet to deliver it to my lola's workplace free of charge!

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What : iPhone 4 Customized Cases
Where : Anne's Outlet (FB), @annesoutlet (IG)
Price : 300/each for snapback cases (hard cases)

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I chose two designs as part of my first time orders. My first case is a white hard case with heart shaped aztec prints all over. My second case is actually a "matchy-matchy" case since my not-so-baby sister also purchased the exact same print and case color. It's of a cat that definitely is a "boss".
I really like the quality of the cases. They feel sturdy and snap on securely onto Stark. Also the prints are great. They haven't faded or chipped. I highly recommend ordering from Anne's Outlet. They also ship nationwide!

Contact her :
SMS/Viber - 09066129740
WeChat - annesoutlet

Email your designs at annesoutlet@gmail.com
Check out designs at - Flickr.com/photos/annesoutlet