Saturday, June 26, 2010

End of the month mashup +++

Hi Ladies!!! It's been awhile and I've really missed blogging and blog-hopping. I have a ton of things to share with you - like, MAC purchases and a new skincare routine.

Anyway, you might be reading my title and wondering what this "end of the month mashup is all about" - basically, I just wanted to do an update of the things (beauty-related or otherwise) that have been keeping me busy. So here they are and in list-form, cuz that's how I do best. :D

  • I've been super busy with work and school - granted, the first summer session is ending in a few days, but I signed up for another class which begins on July 5th, so I barely have a weekend to recover. :[
  • I've been purchasing MAC a lot, I usually try to limit my MAC purchases to foundations and such, but lately I've been going crazy for their blushes and lippies. Before this year started, I only owned one Foundation (Studio Sculpt), a Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Engraved), and a concealer (Select MoistureCover) - now, I own blushes, lippies, a paint pot, eye pencils, a new foundie (Studio Fix), face powders, and brushes. This is quickly becoming an addiction!
  • I've been prepping for my last semester in college, hooray!! I can't believe how far how I've come, and I'm really scared but excited at the same time.
  • I was breaking out like crazy (one of the reasons why I took a blogging break), so I decided to change my skin routine and so far, it works!! 
As for blogging, I really, really need to get back in to the swing of things!! I have so many ideas for blog posts and what-not, but no time to execute them. I swear, if I could wish for anything it would be 30-hour days!

Anyway, till the next time, my ladies!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Santa Cruzan + Made to Order FOTD

I decided to take two classes this summer – one to raise my GPA, and one to fulfill a requirement.

I’m currently taking the “Easy A” class, and I’m enjoying it. I’m taking TA101- An Intro to Tagalog class, which I am fluent in. :D

So, one of our assignments for the weekend was to attend the yearly Santa Cruzan parade in one of the hotels.

Note: A Santa Cruzan is a religious procession celebrated in the Philippines during the month of May.

It was extra special this year, cuz my mom and my nephew were part of the event.

Here are some pictures:


Keith with my mom, Reyna De Las Estrellas (Queen of the Stars).


With me, sorry for the lighting – this was taken before the procession, mid-afternoon.


My classmate and fellow Accounting major, Markie. :D Haha, I just noticed I do the “bent arm” pose alot, ‘tis good for slimming the arms!


And here’s another one with Keith and my mom, during the actual parade.

So, on to the FOTD:


Sorry for the serious pose, I was trying to be model-esque. :P

I kept the look pretty simple, since it was blazing hot (100 degrees, I  believe) and I didn’t feel like sweating all my makeup off.

I used my new fave foundie, MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC40  and MAC MSF Natural in Medium Plus. I also used MAC PeachTwist as my blush, MAC Cubic to Contour, and MAC Lippie in Made-to-Order (this is the first coral lippie I’ve ever had, and I love it!!).

I loved how the foundie stayed on during the whole event, despite how sweaty I was!! It’s too soon to tell, but I feel like I may have found my new HG foundie. So, I purchased the Studio Fix Fluid a few days before the event, and I was pretty stunned when the MAC MUA informed me that I was no longer an NC35 (Studio Sculpt), I was now an NC40! I wanted to protest, but something in me told me to trust this particular MUA. Thank God, I did – because I really love everything about this particular foundation (a review should be coming up soon).

Till the next time ladies!!