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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My L'Oreal Beauty Destination Next Beauty Guru Entry!




If you didn't know, L'Oreal Paris USA hosted a contest to find the next Beauty Guru on Youtube. All you had to do was create an original video tutorial on your best Red Carpet Look. Today is the last day and I was able to submit my entry a couple of hours before the deadline. I was freaking out a bit because it wasn't letting me click on the submit button. But I restarted my computer and did it one more time and it worked! Whew....it would have sucked missing the deadline because I worked so hard to put this video together. 

I'll post photos of this look and products I used when I get a chance. For now, I hope you enjoy this video!





Saturday, February 25, 2012

Birthday Month Recap!

I love birthdays and I like to celebrate my birthday all month long ^_^. I may not like another year adding up to my age, but I love a good excuse to get together with my family, friends and fiance' (gosh, it still makes me blush) to party and EAT!!!!

Here's a a recap of my birthday month. It's filled with so much love and food!

Feb 3, 2012
I hosted a dinner party at our place for an early birthday celebration with few of my close friends. I cooked baked spaghetti and Parmesan bread rolls. Yes, I like to feed my friends! Click HERE to see my makeup and outfit.





Feb 7, 2012
My Birthday!!! I celebrated it at home with my Baby Cakes. He surprised me a candle lit sushi dinner, pink balloons with funny captions of silly things I say, and the cutest heart shaped birthday cake! Awww...Click HERE to see more.




Feb 12, 2012
Came to visit my mom and she prepared Pancit Palabok, A Filipino noodle dish and my second favorite food in the world, Pineapple Chicken! I love you, mommy kos!




Feb 14, 2012
My engagement on Valentine's day!!! I felt so happy and special as if it was my birthday lol. It was such a special night...romantic dinner at Chart House, a walk on the beach, cam whoring with my outfit and Kiko's proposal. What an amazing surprise! Click HERE to see more photos of my makeup and outfit.



Feb 22, 2012
I had a date with my best friend Monica at Benihana to celebrate our birthdays. We used our Chef's Table $30 Birthday certificate. Yeah, free food!!! It was our first time and we really like it. It's just a bit embarrassing when they sing sing happy birthday haha...






So that's my birthday month. Let's do it again next year!!!



Friday, February 24, 2012

Purple Lips and Doll Like Eyes Makeup Tutorial

Here is the video tutorial on my Doll Like Eyes and Purple Lips Look using Wet n Wild cosmetics. It's been forever since I uploaded a video on my Youtube channel. I was actually trying to figure out the best way to film my makeup tutorials without buying an HD camcorder just yet lol. For this video, I used the same Logitech HD Pro C910 webcam and lighting from my double sided makeup mirror, but in a different location. I filmed on our dining table with the white wall behind me. I think it looks pretty good compare to my past videos, so it will do for now.

I hope you like it!






Have a great weekend, everyone!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Not Your Ordinary Date Night Look...Doll Like Eyes and Purple Lips!

Doll like eyes and purple lips is what I wore at my date with Baby Cakes over the weekend. I know, it's a bit extreme for a date night look. The white eye liner and lots and lost of mascara makes my eyes look super big and the purple lips is just way too bright and loud. But hey, we've been together forever, so I wear whatever I want and I don't really care if he's going to appreciate my natural beauty or not. Wow, that sounds rude. But I hope you know what I mean.





GET THE LOOK

face:
  • Reviva Labs face primer applied evenly through out the face. This will make the foundation apply smoother and last longer.
  •  MAC Studio fix fluid in NC42 applied with a damp Beauty Blender all over the face until you get an even application.
  • Set it with MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in Medium Deep.



eyes:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion applied on the lids to prevent the colors from creasing.
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon I Heart Matte palette: apply white all over the lids up to the brow bone and brown and flesh on the crease with a fluffy blending brush to create a soft definition. 
  • Line the upper lash line with Sonia Kashuk gel liner in Ebony using an angled liner brush. 
  • Line the water line with Jordana eye liner pencil in white and set with a white eye shadow. This will create the illusion of bigger eyes.
  • Curl lashes and apply a generous coat of L'Oreal Million Volume Lashes mascara on the top and bottom lashes. 
cheeks:
  • Joey NY blush on the apple of the cheeks using a stippling brush.


lips:
  • Moisturize well with Blistex lip balm.
  • Apply Wet n Wild Color Icon eye liner in purple as a base for the lip color. This will give the purple under tone.
  • Top it off with Wet n Wild Mega Last lip color in Dollhouse pink, focusing on the center.
  • Lightly outline of the lips with the purple liner and blend with a lip brush so it doesn't look harsh. This will create kind of like a 2 tone effect. Purple on the outline and pinky purple on the inside.


















And this is the outfit I wore. It's just as loud as the makeup lol. And love this top I got at San Pedro Wholesale Mart for $5. The lace and pattern is bright and crazy!







By the way, just want to say thank you for all your greetings on our engagement. I'm still pretty giddy and excited lol.


Have a great week!!!




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Saturday, February 18, 2012

NYC NewYorkColor Valentine's Day Giveaway WINNERS!!!

Hey guys, I hope you all are having a great weekend. Here are the winners of my NYC New York Color Valentine's Day Giveaway! Again, thank you for NYC New York Color for the opportunity to work with them.



The WINNERS are...

1st place:
Carlas Mack - You can find HERE
You will receive the entire set of NYC New York Color Smooch Proof Lip Stains and $50 AMC gift card.

5 runner ups:
-Nika Foster
-Ashley Morrissey
-Lisa Vorenkamp
-Amy Rouse
-Andrea Beata
You will receive 1 NYC New York Color Liquid Lip Shine.



Everyone has been contacted through email.




Thank you for everyone who participated!!!! 

Eve Pearl Vday Promo!



Just want to let you know about an awesome promo going on EvePearl.com that started on Valentine's Day. All Eve Pearl products are 20% off starting now through February 29, 2012. Enter the code: VDAY2011 at check out.

If you don't know who Eve Pearl is, she is a 5 time Emmy Award winning celebrity makeup artist. She has an amazing HD makeup line and is very well known for her most talked about under eye concealer, "The Salmon concealer".

Take advantage of this awesome promo!

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"Who Makes You Smile?" Photo Contest



Wanna win a trip to New York City? Think of someone who makes you smile, take a photo and upload it to www.topdentists.com 

You and a guest will get a chance to win:
  • All expense-paid trip to NYC
  • $1000 spending money 
  • Professional photo shoot
  • Teeth-whitening smile makeover


Go to www.topdentists.com to enter.
Click HERE for official rules.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine's Date Look, Outfit and Kiko's Proposal....We're Engaged!!! *Pic Heavy*

Yes, you read it right. Kiko and I are finally engaged! A big Assssuuuusssss!!! He proposed to me on Valentine's day at the beach after our dinner date. It was the funniest and most romantic thing ever and totally didn't expect it. I'll tell you more about it at the end of this post. But first, I want to share my Valentine's makeup look I wore that night.



Valentine's day landed on a Tuesday, which is a work day, and the last thing I want to do is spend hours in front of my vanity doing my makeup. So, I turned to some of my makeup palettes for a quick inspiration. I know, for sure I didn't want anything complicated and too heavy. I want a simple, soft yet defined and pretty look. Using both of my Wet n Wild I Heart palette and Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland palette, I came up with gold and brown eye makeup with soft peachy pink cheeks and orangy coral lips.











GET THE LOOK

face:
  • I wanted my face to look flawless as possible. After moisturizer, I used Reviva Labs face primer and on my face. It helps the foundation apply smoother and last longer. 
  • Using a damp Beauty Blender, I stippled MAC Studio Fix Fuid in NC42 evenly all over my face. The Beauty Blender is amazing. It provides the most beautiful foundation finish.
  • Almay EyeBase concealer in medium, which is close to my skin tone was used to conceal around the nose and blemishes. 
  • Physicians Formula conceal rx physicians strength concealer in light which is 2 shades lighter than my skintone applied under the eyes and blended with the Beauty Blender. This gives a bright under eye look, kind'a like Kim Kardasian ^_^. 

eyes:
  • I primed the eye lids with Urban Decay Primer Potion. It keeps the colors vibrant and prevent it from creasing.
  • Using Wet n Wild Color Icon I Heart Matte palette, I picked up a mix of matte soft brown and dark brown e/s and applied on the crease/above the crease and lower lash liner and matte white applied on the brow bone using ELF $1 blending brush.
  • Oraculum, a gold eye shadow from Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland palette was applied all over the lids and inner half of the lower lash line with ELF $1 shader brush. The gold is so pretty with a shimmery, almost metallic finish that gives a nice highlight on the lids.
  • Line the upper lash line and water line with Urban Decay 24/7 eye liner in zero. It's a great water proof eye liner that stays on for hours.
cheeks:
  • I wanted a natural flush on my cheeks, so I used Milani Mineral blush in Mai Tai, a peachy pink blush and applied it on my cheeks with a stippling brush. Using a stippling is great for blending and gives a nice natural finish.
lips:
  • Blistex lip balm all over the lips to keep it moisturized under the lipstick.
  • Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in 24 Carrot Gold, an orangy-coral color with a semi-matte finish. I've used this lipstick too many times. I just love how it makes my face look fresh!

Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland eye shadow palette and Wet n Wild Color Icon I Heart Matte











That's it for the makeup look. If you have any questions, let me know down the comment bar below. Now, onto our Valentine's dinner date and Kiko's proposal...gaaaahhhh. Kiko planned a dinner date on Valentine's day, which id a bit odd because we never go out on Valentine's day. We always celebrate days before or after to avoid crowded restaurants. And I usually do all the planning. But this time, he had planned everything weeks in advance. He took me to Chart House restaurant in Redondo Beach. It's a beautiful seafood restaurant right next to the beach.



For starters, complimentary bread, crackers and butter.



...and Lobster and Crab Spring rolls with sweet chili dipping sauce. What a nice appetizer. It's filled with chunky lobster, crab meat, lettuce and noodles. It's very refreshing and light.


For our entrees, Kiko ordered the Seafood Mixed Plate. It has grilled salmon with mustard sauce, shrimp scampi on toast, crab cake with yukon gold mashed potatoes and asparagus. I picked on his plate of course, and everything was delicious.I especially liked the crab cakes the most. It was all big chunks of crab meat. Yum!


I had Seared Mahi with Crab meat on top with a side of tomato orzo and asparagus and grilled tomato.   The mahi was perfectly cooked, moist and flaky. Yum!


For dessert, we had chocolate lava cake. freskly baked chocolate cake with melted godiva chocolate inside with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and crushed toffee and peanuts. I'll let the photo speak for itself!


It was our first time dining here and we really liked it. The place was packed, but we still received great service. And the food was fresh and delicious. We will definitely come back.

 Just when I thought it was over and we were about to go home, Kiko asked if we could walk on the beach. Why not? It's right next to the restaurant and I love walks on the beach because I find them so romantic. We can hold hands as we chat and make fun of each other. I also bugged him to take photos of my outfit like a thousand times because I'm never satisfied with how I look haha. Happens all the time!





Just in case you're wondering, I'm wearing:
-grey and black dress (San Pedro Wholesale mart)
-Mocha taupe crochet vest (San Pedro Wholesale mart)
-Ann Taylor black blazer
-black opaque tights
-Moda purple faux suede pumps (Downtown Fashion District)
-Ann Taylor leather purse.
-Ann Taylor layered necklace and bracelet
-Hello Kitty earrings 







So he snapped more photos, and more photos. Then, as we walked closer to the water, he asked me to turn around so he can take a photo of the back of my outfit. Eh...not that great!



So I did (photo above). Then, I turned around and there he was, on his knees with a ring on his hand, confessed his love for me and asked me to marry him. (OMG, I still get a bit choked up whenever I talk about it.) Of course, I said YES!!!



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We're engaged...on Valentine's day!!! I'm so happy and excited. He said, he decided to propose on Valentine's day because it was 10 years ago when I wrote him that little Valentine message thing in the high school news paper that came out on Valentine's day. He said, if it wasn't for that message, we would have never been together.



 To be honest, I never expected a ring. Well, I'm lying. Maybe I did imagine him proposing to me with ring lol. But even if he proposed without it, I'll be just as happy and excited. He doesn't have to have a ring to prove his love. Our 9 years relationship of love, patience (lots of it), respect, happiness, sacrifices and some hardship speaks louder more than anything else. I love you, my Kiko, my Baby Kos, Baby Kiks, Bebe and Baby Cakes. Now, I'm gonna bug you with wedding ideas haha...




I know, this post is way too long, but thank you for taking out of your day the to read my blog. I appreciate each and everyone of you. Also, thank you to those to greeted me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A big *hugs and kisses* to you all!



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How was your Valentine's day? Did you guys do anything special? I'd love to know.



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

EyesLipsFace Vday Free Shipping!!!

Happy Valentine's day everyone. Just want to share a free shipping code that u can use on EyesLipsFace.com. Use FSLove at checkout on orders $14 or more. Happy shopping!