Wednesday, September 26, 2012

August Makeup Haul (Don't Miss The Pink Case)

Hello ladies! I would just like to share with you my haul last month. It's not a lot but I think you'll find it quite interesting. Let me go first with a new eyeshadow palette gifted by a friend on my birthday. I've only had 2 Smashbox items in my kit. I really like the quality of their products but I find them a bit pricey. We all know that Smashbox is famous for its face & eye primers, cream liners, O-Glow, HD foundation, etc. So yeah, you can tell how much giddy I was when I received it from my friend (Hello Cas!).

Friday, September 21, 2012

Product Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor

Hello beauties! Before the week ends, let me give you a quick product review of the much-raved about lipstick of Maybelline. We all love Maybelline's Moisture Extreme lipstick line but this item is for ladies who want to give more color to their lips. I'm sure you've heard about Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor. If not, then keep reading. :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Milestone For Makeup by Glacey (MBG): Makeup School (Day 1)

As you all know, I am a makeup junkie and freelance MUA. But the truth is, I have no formal education in makeup artistry. It's been the greatest dream of mine to go to makeup school and be a professional MUA. However, I also value my education that my family worked hard for. We all know that studying in Ateneo is quite expensive and I don't want to waste all the things I've learned. Honestly, my degree feeds me and sustains my daily needs & wants. Aside from that, tuition fee for a good makeup school is no joke, even the materials you need can be very expensive.

I believe that it's only myself who can make my dream happen. I don't have to get there right away (Yup, I'm not quitting my corporate job). I'm willing to do baby steps just to reach what I've been dreaming of. That's the reason why I already started freelancing 2 years ago. I tried to practice, practice and practice. This beauty blog is also a product of my dream. It's an outlet for me to freely share what I know even if I'm not a certified MUA.

Click 'Read more >>' to know more about my first day at makeup school.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Makeup Tutorial: Winged Eyeliner In Just 5 Steps

Who loves winged eyeliner? I do! I do! It can simply change your look and add instant oomph to your droopy eyes. However, it's not as easy as it sounds. Today, I'll give you a few techniques on how I do it and hopefully this method will also work for you.

Yes, just 5 steps to follow!

Click 'Read more>>' to learn and view the tutorial! :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Product Review: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

We all hate patchy looking makeup after setting our foundation. It is very tricky to find a setting powder that will perfectly match our foundation. What to do with this dilemma? Yes! You got it! The answer is translucent powder! But not all translucent powder brands are finely milled and stay true to its name. Some will make your face cake-y or even WHITE! Such an ugly scenario.

I already convinced myself to find a translucent powder since it's very versatile. (Don't we have those times when our skin tone changes every 3-4 months, especially after hitting the beach.) It can match any skin tone, only if you're using the good one.

I was in Rustan's Glorietta when I was torn between MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder and Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. I am a MAC fan but I dunno what pushed me to try Laura Mercier. There were actually 2 types of setting powder that they were selling. One is the Invisible Loose Setting Powder and the other is the Translucent one. The MUA at the Laura Mercier counter said that I just choose the latter cause it's their best seller, and it's tried & tested.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Foodie Adventure: The Goose Station

Did I tell you that I'm also a foodie? Let's take a little break from makeup and talk about the thing that we equally! Last August 31, I went with my foodie best friend to finally try out The Goose Station as recommended by my siblings and other food bloggers. We've been wanting to eat in that restaurant for the longest time but we're both busy with work. Also, the food price is no joke. We found a deal at Deal Grocer but it didn't cover the signature menu that we originally wanted. Bottom line is, we still opted for the signature menu even though the price is a bit higher. We might as well spend more for the thing the we really wanted.

The Goose Station is a Degustation restaurant (see the name play there?) that takes pride in their duck dishes, specifically their different takes on Foie Gras. This restaurant also features neo-continental and playful approach to classic dishes that we all love. It's owned by Chef couple, Rob and Sunshine Pengson. I love the very intimate ambiance of the place, which has a 30-seat capacity. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Product Review: Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush

When I shop for clothes, I try to assess if it's multi-functional. Is it work appropriate but also reliable on any ordinary day? The truth is, we always want to get value for our money. Who doesn't? This thing also applies when I shop for makeup products. I'm always on the lookout for items that I can use more than 1 way.

Though matte blush is a staple to one's kit, it's always good to find a product that not only makes you looked flush but also highlights the apple of your cheeks. That's the main reason why I bought Bourjois Blush.

Bourjois is a French cosmetics company founded in the city of love, Paris. This brand is well-known for its baked beauty products, especially eyeshadows and blushes. It's a drugstore brand but the price range is a bit higher compared to Maybelline, Rimmel and Revlon. However, quality is also superb. A lot of makeup bloggers do use Bourjois products and highly recommend it.

I first encountered Bourjois in Europe back in 2006 but I didn't bother buying a product cause I found it a bit pricey. However, just last summer, Boots (a drugstore in Ireland) had a good deal. With no hesitation, I got this Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush to expand my blush collection. I can't exactly remember the price but I believe this was originally priced at €11 (around Php 580) but I got it €7 (Php 365). Quite a bargain right?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Makeup Portfolio: Fusion Fashion Show

Last July 28, I was invited by a former schoolmate (Jez Panaligan) to be one of the makeup artists for a fashion show that she organized with other photographers. The fashion show featured 2 online clothing stores namely Jaciendera and CeSa.

I did Sarah (the 2nd girl from the left) and Jcn's (last girl from the left) hair and makeup that night. :)

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

First Blog and Birthday Giveaway Announcement

I am super excited to announce the winner of my giveaway. But first, I wanna express my sincerest gratitude to all of the girls who joined my first giveaway. It's such an overwhelming experience to see a total of 1135 entries (around 120 unique names).

Actually, I drew for a few times cause the first names that came up failed to fulfill the must-haves. I think I got the real winner on the 5th draw. Anyhoo, let's proceed to the announcement.

Congratulations to....