Sep 30, 2010

Spotted @ Attica's 2nd Anniversary

Spotted my photo take over at Attica's Second Anniversary Party at
Stylebible. All I can say is... I LOOK SO GOLD.
Wonder how many Karats this all gold dress makes. Haha.

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Doll Eyes.

This one is going to be a quick makeup blog post. I had a shoot today and I just wanted to share my smokey eyes-hot pink lips look. I loved my hair and makeup today and I think I look quite doe-eyed.... (Yes I just noticed that now!) but anyway, people always ask me how I do my makeup...and while that is quite extensive and hard to explain (it took me years and years of observing my mom, the ultimate makeup goddess)... let me help you out with which products work best for me, especially for nights out...

Primer: MAC Prep + Prime
Foundation and Concealer: Shu Uemura Pro Concealer in 3YR and
Face Architect Smoothing Foundation#784 Fair Beige
Powder: Matte Face Powder in 5YR
Eyebrows: Mac Lash Brow in Boygirl (light) or Beguile (darker thicker brows)
Eye Shadow: Estee Lauder #079 Smokey + Bobbi Brown Rockstar Mix in Metallics
Mascara and Falsies: Shu Uemura
Blush: MAC Ambering Rose Blush + Bobby Brown Pink Quartz and Rose Shimmer Brick
Lipstick: MAC Cremesheen in Lickable
Gloss: MAC Superglass in Totally Bang!
Highlighter: Tsumori Chisato for Shu Uemura Duo in Stardust
Finishing Mist: MAC Fix+ Setting Spray

Studded headband: Glitterati
Nail Polish: Orly Nail polish in Sweet Temptation

The Arsenal:

Born Lippy:
(L-R) MAC Dubbonet, MAC Lickable, Sephora Rouge R11, Shu Uemura PK359, MAC Pink Noveau, The Face Shop PK106, MAC Creme Cup, Bobbi Brown Pale Pink, MAC Hug Me

Other noteworthy shades are: MAC Snazzy, Estee Lauder Wicked Wine, The Face Shop RD01, Shu Uemura PK347, Shu Uemura PK320M

The Glossies: (L-R): MAC Superglass in Totally Bang!, MAC Dazzleglass in Like Venus, MAC Dazzleglass in Extra Amps, MAC Cremesheen Gloss in Going Casual, MAC Dazzleglass Rags to Riches, MAC Dare to Wear, MAC Right Image, MAC Richer Lusher, MAC On The Scene

Other noteworthy glossies: MAC Plushglass Full for You, MAC Plushglass Nice Buzz, MAC Dare to Wear in Dare to Dare

At First Blush:
(L-R): Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Beach, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Beige, MAC Mineralize Blush in Gleeful, MAC Shimmer Blush in Peachy Keen

Other noteworthy blushers are: The Face Shop PK103, MAC Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden, MAC Mineralize Blush in Ambering Rose, MAC Blush in Loverush, MAC Mineralize Blush in Pet Me and Dainty

*I love all of Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Bricks for their great shimmer and the perfect blending of all color shades together! So perfect!*

Pink contacts are LOVE!

Remember to always remove makeup before going to bed to avoid those nasty breakouts. I use Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil in the pink bottle/ Fresh (for oily skin types) to remove my makeup.

I've been getting some emails on makeup tips/ products I can recommend and these so far are top notch for me. I am sure I have so much more I can add up to the list but I shall save that for next post. I have A LOT of allergies which is why "testing" or "sampling" new brands is quite a challenge especially when I am unsure of the ingredients. So I stick to the tried and tested ones which never failed me. Hope it helped!


Sep 28, 2010

I'll still be a geek after nobody thinks it's chic...

Geek. (gk) Slang n. 1. A person who has chosen concentration rather than conformity; one who passionately pursues skill (especially technical skill) and imagination, not mainstream social acceptance; 2. A person who relates academic subjects to the real world outside of academic studies; 3. A person with a devotion to something in a way that places him or her outside the mainstream. This could be due to the intensity, depth, or subject of their interest.

Geeks get things done.
Oversized cardigan- Zara TRF
Blouse- Tyler
Skirt and Tie- Zara
Shoes- Forever 21 Miu Miu inspired Platforms from Lissa
Purse- Vintage Dior

I've never been preppy but I've always been a nerd. It may not really show cause I love to dress up and buy makeup but I am probably the geekiest person most people in my circle would know. Add that with obsessive compulsive personality disorder and an ISTJ Personality archetype, and you probably get a plethora of geek related behavior. And while I do prefer National Geographic and Discovery Channel to HBO 100% of the time, I managed to balance it somehow with an equally severe fashion obsession.

I am quite happy though that "geek chic" and nerd-inspired pieces are a major 2010 trend and runway sighting the past few seasons. While trendy or not, I will remain a nerd, I guess it helps that now I can somehow combine both!
Inspiration: Check out Geek Chic looks on the runway and on print...

(Photo Credits: The Skinny Blog by Forever21 ; Fashion Trend 1st ; Glamour Chick Files ; Cynthia Steffe)

Sep 27, 2010

Crashcourse in Polite Conversations

Blazer: Glitterati
Shoes: Soule Phenomenon
Purse: Louis Vuitton Deauville Bag
Headband: Anthology

Sundays are just awesome!
Vowing never to go laid back, I decided to be edgy on a Sunday with a unique giraffe print blazer and a leather pencil skirt. It is indeed a major deviation from the norm for in my country, Sunday is reserved for t-shirts, shorts and flats. Granted that I no longer own a pair of flats except for a few beach flip flops (I sold them all at the garage sale), I decided to walk the talk and chose my sky high Soule Phenomenon "Only the Marvelous" wedges (inspired by Sam Edelman's "ZOE" boots) and worked from there! I got to pick out something I owned from our new collection, a brown giraffe print version of the "Lissa" blazer which is one of our best sellers for the line. I am all about animal prints which is why I went crazy when I chanced upon this fabric especially since the majority of animal prints are rarely giraffe print. I especially loved the brown since I have been wanting something perfect to pair with the brown shoes I got!

Isn't the blazer just pretty? I especially adore the fact that it's complete: animal print (check), buttons (check), contrast lapel detail (check) and connector chains (check). BTW, in the name of shameless plugging, this also comes in giraffe black and white, leopard black and white and zebra black and white. All equally fabulous prints...such a hard time to decide on which one I love all the more! Haha...

To purchase, visit and take a look at our other fab new pieces while you're at it!