Archive | July, 2012

Sparkle With Your Eyes

24 Jul

It’s been raining cats and dogs lately but that doesn’t mean you have to look as gloomy as the weather 🙂  Shu Uemura has a new collection of pressed eye shadows of glittery and sparkly shadows! 🙂  L-O-V-E them.  It’s time to sparkle with your eyes, girls!  Check these shades out! 🙂

ME Soft Olive 433

G Copper 261

G Purple 745

G Blue 646

G Yellow 345

P Soft Coral 121

P Soft Beige 823

G Orange 251

G Pink 135

G Blue Green 641

And looky here, you can customize your own personal palettes!  🙂  I have the Sparkling Palette that can hold up to four eye shadows 🙂

Here is the beautifully designed palette 🙂 It matches my husband’s work table in the garage. Hehe

And here it is opened and still empty 🙂

I wanted a palette that contained colors that I can use for a fresh daytime and natural look for everyday.  So I chose these four colors for my palette 🙂 From top to bottom: G Copper 261, G Orange 251, P Soft Beige 823 and P Soft Coral 121. Voila!!! My own customized sparkling palette 🙂

I will post more of Shu Uemura’s eye shadows and cream shadows soon! 🙂  There are loads more!!!

The choices are endless. Be adventurous in customizing your palette 🙂  It’s just like choosing your wardrobe.  It’s good to have colors for your base, highlight and contouring.  Maybe choose colors that can be worn on its own and/or blended with the rest of the palette to maximize the use of the colors 🙂

But most of all, have fun choosing your eye shadows! 🙂  There’s nothing more enjoyable than creating your own palettes! 🙂


13 Lucky Monkey & Cura V

13 Jul

13 Lucky Monkey has found its home in Powerplant, Rockwell 🙂  They can be found in a lifestyle, home, accessories boutique called Cura V (Cura Five).  Cura V was founded by Trisha Calma, Emi Jorge, Kai Lim, Nicole Whisenhunt, and Camille Ongpauco 🙂 Take a look at what’s in store!

Black Skull Display by 13 Lucky Monkey

Cura – V has a lot of cool, special and unique stuff for your home 🙂

Also a lot of great bags and accessories by local designers 🙂

Pipes by 13 Lucky Monkey.

13 Lucky Monkey’s Store Display 🙂

Shattered Rings by 13 Lucky Monkey.

Here’s a closer look at 13 Lucky Monkey’s ring collection in Cura V.

More beautiful jewelry by local designers 🙂

Such great finds at Cura V! 🙂  They are located at the R2 Level of Powerplant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City 🙂  I am so sure that you will find something you’d like to take home 🙂

Oh and lastly, if you guys are free tomorrow, please do drop by Objets D’ Art,  “a one day luxury affair”  featuring your favorite and up and coming designers, artists and jewelers from 10AM to 7PM at One Rockwell.

Hope to see you all there! 🙂  The Monkeys will be glad to discuss your custom ring! 🙂

Folded and YUM

11 Jul

Yellow Cab is one of the most common choices when we have photo shoots.  Not complaining at all!  I love pizza.  And for pizza, it’s better for a big group to share so we can order several flavors.  When I’m craving for pizza, I make sure we’re at least a group of three.  That’s me, Dante and Crow.  But Dante and I on an empty stomach?  A large pizza? No problem 🙂

But two nights ago, we wanted to grab a cup of coffee before going home.  So we went to the Starbucks at the Fort, the area where the football field is.  I’ve already had my dinner but I was still a bit hungry.  Hehe… Right beside Starbucks was Yellow Cab. Normally, I wouldn’t suggest to eat in Yellow Cab if it was just me and Dante.  But this little poster changed everything…

Whoa??? A Pizza Sandwich??? What is that???  Enter, Dante and Cathy.

Not going solo tonight. Have my forever eating partner with me 🙂

I like the interiors of this branch and noticed how clean it was 🙂

So that thing was not a pizza sandwich… It’s called a My Size Folded Pizza 🙂  Interesting 🙂

So I asked the nice and accommodating girl at the counter if the Breakfast Pizza was still available.  Her reply was, “Yes, Ma’am, you can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner!”  Long pause………..


ANYWAY, Dante ordered the Hungarian Sausage & Egg and I ordered the Bacon, Mango & Egg, which apparently was the bestseller.  Dante couldn’t believe I wanted the one with mango.  Haha!  Strange combination, he thinks.  He’s not a big fan of Hawaiian Pizzas either 🙂  But it was their bestseller, I had to see why! 🙂

After about ten to fifteen minutes, it was here… wrapped like a birthday present waiting to be opened.  Someone couldn’t wait!

For only P150, you get this freshly made folded pizza 🙂

This is how it looks folded.  I thought, may take home na naman tayo, Dants!

Here is Dante’s Hungarian Sausage & Egg Folded Pizza when opened 🙂

And here’s my Bacon, Mango & Egg Folded Pizza opened 🙂

OMG.  Walang nang take home, take home!  I’m finishing this.  It tasted like breakfast on a Sunday morning!  Eggs were so creamy!  And the mango and bacon were a perfect combination.  Felt like I was eating a California Maki Pizza but better.  Ergh!!! Ang saraaaaap! 🙂 I highly recommend these folded pizzas.

This is so dangerous.  I want one again tomorrow. OH. MY.


Brows need a manicure, too!

6 Jul

I was so happy when I saw the new eyebrow manicure mascaras of Shu Uemura! 🙂  I always loved using these to keep the eyebrows well-groomed and also to lighten dark eyebrows for a more subtle look.

Now they have four lovely shades available! 🙂

These come in four shades: Ash Brown, Honey Glaze, Tawny Gold and Palm Beige 🙂

The eyebrow mascara wands are the perfect length and shape to groom those unruly brows.

Here is a closer look at a different angle.

Here you can see clearly the different shades of the eyebrow manicure 🙂
From left to right: Ash Brown, Honey Glaze, Tawny Gold and Palm Beige.

These shades will all go well with Filipina women 🙂  As for me, since my hair is jet black,  I like to create subtle brows by using a lighter shade.  I personally love Ash Brown and Honey Glaze.  Just the right hue for my brows. After filling in my brows with an eyebrow pencil with a similar shade of the eyebrow manicure mascara I’ll be using, I finish it off with this to keep it groomed the whole day 🙂

Try it out and see what a big difference it makes to your eyebrows! 🙂

Enjoy and happy Friday, everyone!!! 🙂

A Beautiful Morning with Myles

4 Jul

Last Saturday, June 30, 2012, Myles got married at 10am in Tagaytay 🙂

The magnificent view from Villa Ibarra, Tagaytay, at 6am.

Myle’s wedding ceremony was at 10am.  So by 6am, we were already starting hair and makeup for Myles and her wonderful mother 🙂

Their invite was a postcard 🙂 I forgot to photograph the front part of the invite! Ugh. But it was inspired by one of Myle’s favorite films in the 1950’s, a silent film about a little boy and his red balloon 🙂

Myle’s killer shoes from Stella Luna 🙂

An all-white bridal bouquet. So beautiful.

Stunning and elegant gown by Frankie De Leon 🙂

Here is the beautiful bride, Myles, getting ready for her pictorial with family.  They are such a happy bunch!  Loved meeting her family 🙂

Radiant and glowing Myles 🙂

Myles was just pure sunshine! 🙂 She was such a pleasure to work with 🙂 We were just laughing and chatting the whole time during her makeup preps.  You could see how happy and excited she was, surrounded by her family and friends.

Time to get ready! Frankie and RJ, attach Myles’ veil 🙂

So happy to get a text from Myles thanking me when she was on her way to the Church.  Then I got a text message later that day, “It rained but no one really cared…” – Myles 🙂 Love it! 🙂

Wishing you and Emir all the happiness in this world, Myles!!!  Here’s to forever! 🙂