Too Girly for the Military

Before anything else, I would just like to mention that I’m skipping on my October monthly obsessions just because I have been using the same products and haven’t tried new ones. Hopefully this month I am able to play with makeup again and review more products for you.

Anyway, this post is definitely long overdue since we shot this way back last October 4. Shout out to my friend Sofia for lending me garments for this shoot and to my mom’s closet, too! Here are the photos of my two layouts from our FIP women’s RTW shoot which peg was military. As you can see, the skirts and the lace somehow still reflected the girly girl in me. To be honest, I am not too proud of this project because I know I could have done better but I still wanted to share it.

Photos: Ralph Hornilla
Styling: Aree Anas
Makeup: Hanna Pechon of Shu Uemura
Model: Kim Fernandez of Cal Carrie’s Philippines
Location: Rxandy Capinpin Studio, San Juan

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Tarte Ladies Who Lash Eyelash Curler Review

I know I’ve been gone for a few weeks now. I’ve just been feeling unmotivated and I couldn’t push myself to do anything productive these past few days. My sleeping pattern’s messed up and I usually feel down and fatigued. I’ve tried so hard to post a new entry but I couldn’t get my thoughts straight and everything was just plain chaos. And to add up to that, my allergic rhinitis started acting up and now I’m sick. Nevertheless, life must go on!

As promised in my previous post here, I’m doing a review on the Tarte Ladies Who Lash Limited-Edition Picture Perfect™ Eyelash Curler. I have heard positive feedback on Tarte’s curlers so I decided to try one for myself since I was also in need of a new one.

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Goddess of Innocence

Our peg for our FIP beauty shoot last September 27 was Barbie x Lana Del Rey. I finally got the edited pictures from our photographers so here they are!

Photos: Ralph Hornilla
Styling: Aree Anas, Mabel Bernales, and Niel Go
Makeup: Hanna Pechon of Shu Uemura
Garments: FIP Ortigas students
Accessories: Bj Chavez and stylists’ own
Model: Monika Sta. Maria
Location: FIP Ortigas

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Tarte Holiday 2014 Mini Haul + First Impressions

Makeup brands started releasing their holiday collections a little earlier this year. As soon as I saw the Tarte Sweet Dreams Holiday Collection 2014 around the first week of September, I couldn’t help but internally scream of excitement. I want them all! But reality check, with my college budget, I obviously cannot buy everything. I had to process everything and filter what I really, really wanted from those I can live without.

I ended up only getting the Ladies Who Lash Limited-Edition Picture Perfect™ Eyelash Curler (PHP 1,125.00) and the Magic Wish Deluxe LipSurgence™ Lip Set (PHP 350.00) from @nicolettemakeup.

When I saw the eyelash curler online, it was like love at first sight with the gold and the pearl embellishments. It was so girly and it was so me that I needed it in my life! Also, my old curler is around four-years-old now and it was definitely time to snag a new one. It comes with a deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara and an extra silicon pad. I have only used the curler and the mascara once and so far, so good. The curler opens a little bit smaller than what I am used to but it did its job of curling my lashes pretty well. The mascara was able to volumize my lashes but I will have to do a separate review on how long it lasts, if it smudges, etc.

I got the deluxe lip set because why not? It was cheap and I think that it’s the best way to try Tarte’s lip products without having to spend too much. It comes with the Limited-Edition LipSurgence™ Lip Gloss in Magic (pink coral) and the Limited-Edition LipSurgence™ Lip Tint in Wishful (pinky nude), both in deluxe sizes. The shades are perfect for an everyday pink lip color, in my opinion.

That’s it for this mini haul and so far, I am happy with my Tarte purchase. Next item on my to-buy list is the Ulta Exclusive Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set. Hopefully I have enough money for that. (Huhu, broke problems as usual.) Again, I will be doing a more thorough and in-depth review on these products with the swatches and my final verdict as soon as I get to test them out more so watch out for that!