Valentine’s Day: Ideas for Hair, Makeup, and Outfit

13 Feb


It’s Valentine’s Day!

Sometimes a girl needs a holiday for an excuse to put
a tad more effort on the total look than usual.
It doesn’t matter if you are single, a strong woman is all game!
Especially when it comes to LOVE!

For the face I chose a peachy pink eyeshadow paired with intense almost red corally shade. For depth I added a burgundy/deep plum color on the outer V-shape of the eye, but subtly so. On lips it’s just a soft nude with pink undertone. For the hair it is an updo that is romantic and playful. It is so easy to do! No hair gadgets needed! To switch it into a date night look, the lips is replaced with deep glossy red, the eyes are toned down by adding light-reflective light-colored eyeshadow. Re-line eyes with midnight black but do not go all the way in at the lower water line. Also to add dimension to the face, contour around the face and under the cheekbones. When your hair is twisted and curled all day, when you loosen it up for the night you have instant waves — very Victoria Secret-ish.

It’s so easy to switch from one look after the other!

Note: I am trying out the straight, no arch, thick eyebrow look.
You can do your  eyebrows however you wish.

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
Nivea Baby Smoothy Cream
Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Bourjois Healthy Mix Gel Foundation in 51
Nu Colour Concealer in 02
Suesh Eyebrow Brush
In2it Eyebrow Powder Kit
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Sleek Me, Myself & Eye Palette: Simply Red, Pink Beret, and Chris de Burgundy
Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette: Buck, Sin, and Virgin
In2it Waterproof Gel Eyeliner: Brandy
Max Factor Lipstick: Brandy
Real Techniques Stippling Brush
Bobbi Brown Face Powder: Pale Yellow 
Real Techniques Contour Brush
Maybelline Bloom Lip: Pink Blossom
Revlon Lipstick: 613
Nabi Black Eyeliner
Lime Crime Lipstick: Glamour 101
Lime Crime Carousel Gloss: Candy Apple
Fanny Serrano Eyelash Curler
Maybelline Mascara: Falsies

Michael Antonio McKay Tigh High Ruching Boots in Gray
Liliana Fergie Bootie Pump in Red
Matthews Shoes PH Oxford Heels with Strap in Old Rose
Tarte (from The Ramp) Stille in White
Girl Shoppe Headband in pink with bow and crystal detail
Anne Klein Women’s Watch Two-Tone 10-7315
Coach Perforated Leather Lexi Bag (RM740) in Light Gray
Handmade Baby Doll Dress (scored at a second hand store)

Real Techniques (superb brushes!!! HIGHLY recommend!!!) I ordered  through
House of Flair

Lime Crime I ordered through:
(The Carousel Gloss only, the Glamour 101 was a gift from Lorraine Ang)
The BalikBayan Box Sale

My SLEEK Palette I ordered through:
Make Up Hub by Naturele Collezione



No Photoshop “cosmetic correction” has been done.

Spread the Pixie Dust love!


90’s Drew Barrymore Inspired Look

17 Feb

What IS the 1990’s Drew Barrymore look? Generally, the 90’s had a matte monotone look that leaned towards neutral hues such as taupes, browns and to an extent cranberry-ish cheeks and lips. Think Kevyn Aucoin and Bobbi Brown. But Drew had her own signature look. She had the 1920’s-1930’s eyebrows, think Clara Bow. Super thin and round, no evident arch. Quite apart from each other, too. She barely had colors on her lids but had dark brown-red lips that stood out (of course, whilst sporting her signature smirk). She also became the model of GUESS, where she sported pretty much the same look but with sultrier eyes. I recreated the look the best way I know how and with what stuff I have, but I am afraid I can’t bring myself to shave off my eyebrows to make it look like hers. So I guess this is the more up-to-date look of Drew’s 90’s look (which is truly a 20’s flapper inspired look! See? Trends repeat itself!).  Of course it is not much of a Drew Barrymore look without DAISIES. Too bad we don’t have daisies sprouting in our garden!

Céleteque  Facial Moisturizer
L’Oreal True Match in N1 Nude Ivory
Suesh Foundation Brush
Victoria Vogue Wedge Sponge
Nu Colour Concealer in 02
Suesh Eyebrow Brush
Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Trio in 04 Totally Neutral
MUFE Matte Eye Shadow 161 Cinnamon
MUFE Matte Eye Shadow 162 True Brown
Urban Decay Naked2 Crease/Blending Brush
Suesh Angled Blending Brush
Marionnaud No.9 Eye Brush
MAC Gel Eyeliner in BlackTrack
Fanny Serrano Eyelash Curler
Cover Girl Lash Blast Black Mascara
Babydoll Mineral Cosmetics “Tickle Me Pink Mineral Blush” in Cinnamon Roll
MAC Loose Powder in NC20
Suesh Powder Brush
Suesh Blush Brush
MUFE Compact Modellers Highlight/Contour Set
Fanny Serrano Lip Pencil in 02
MUFE  Lip Brush
MUFE 5 Lipstick Palette No.2 “Cherry Red Harmony” #421
Avon “Ultra Moisture Rich Lipstick” in M400 Cranberry
Coastal Scents 66 Lip Palette, last one – brown

Like the other .gifs and photos, no Photoshop “cosmetic correction” has been done.

Spread the Pixie Dust love!



Valentines Look: Pink and Sweet

14 Feb

Just the right amount of makeup for a date. Not overly done, not seductive.
Just sweet, polished, happy and glowing look.


Smashbox ‘Photo Finish’ Foundation Primer
Revlon ‘Photo Ready” Liquid Foundation in 003
Dollface Cosmetics Stippling Brush
Suesh Concealer Brush
Nu Colour Concealer Cream in 02
Sleek “Pout Paint” in Peachy Keen
Mememe “Beat the Blues” Highlighter in Moonbeam
MAC Tinted Lip Condtioner in Petting Pink
Paul & Joe Eyebrow Pencil Duo #03
Etude House “Easy Brow Pencil” in Gray (it’s in Korean)
Urban Decay “Primer Potion” Original Shade
Urban Decay “Bootycall” from Naked Palette 2
Urban Decay “Naked”, “Buck”, and “Sin” from Naked Palette 1
Wet N’ Wild “Mega Shimmer” Shimmer Dust in 261 Pink Orchid
Suesh Pencil Brush
Urban Decay Naked2 Brush
In2It Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Brown
Mememe Cheek and Lip Tint in Poppy Tint
Bare Naturals Mineral Powder Blush in Bubblegum
Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil
Bare Escentuals Mineral Powder Buffing Brush
Suesh Small Powder Brush
Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder Quad in 01 Golden Bronze
Coastal Scents 66 Lip Color Palette, 2nd Row – Mid Column
Suesh Lip Brushes
NYX Girls Gloss in 11 Strawberry
Fanny Serrano Eyelash Curler
Shu Uemura Black Focal Faux Eyelash
Nails: Orly in “Lola”

This is the first time I listed all the stuff I used. Personally, I don’t like it because it limits the viewers.
They assume they have to use the same thing when that’s clearly not the case.
But in almost all beauty blogs and vlogs they list it down to save themselves the hassle of answering questions regarding what they used.
What do you think? Do I have to list/show them or just describe each (I prefer the latter).
Let me know by commenting below! ^_^

I used the Mememe products I showed in my previous post. This look serves as a demo on how you can use it!
Even the Sleek Pout Paint, it is not just for the lips! Did you see?
I learned that trick from gossmakeupartist. Awesome, yeah?
I used to own a Bobbi Brown Color Corrector (i lost it), so I guess this is a good alternative!

I hope you like this look. Don’t ever think it is only for Valentines!


My Makeup & Money Attitude (Online Haul)

30 Jan

I have heard, and seen the powers of, Nyx, Mememe and Sleek makeup from various YouTube makeup enthusiasts and beauty gurus for years now. But it is only now I have gotten my hands on some. I have to make it clear here in my blog that although I am now a self-confessed makeup addict (yes, I was only able to admit it to myself just a week ago! In denial much?), I do not buy tons. I am stingy, frugal, and quite frankly, too poor to buy what I want (and because I believe in the law of attraction, this will change starting now! My mantra shall be: I am rich, I can buy what I want! Hehe). Truth be told, I am more of a food junkie than a makeup junkie. I don’t think twice when spending for good food, but with makeup, I hold on to my money tight.

I am also not the type who has a credit card in fear of owing anyone money. Thus, the inability to order anything online for these things has kept me debt free. Although I like it that way, it also has kept me from acquiring makeup sold outside my country. Furthermore, I do not like people ripping me off. Instead of buying from local online sellers who love jacking up prices to their content, I order through family and friends who can ship the goodies via people coming home to Manila. In fact that’s how I got my Urban Decay Naked Palettes (yes, 1 and 2) from the U.S., I was lucky that I knew people who were coming from there. Had I gotten it from local sellers, I would’ve paid like 25%-50% more. No way.

And that is why I am so happy I met Lorraine “Rain” Ang. She sells makeup from UK & US (mostly UK brands) but with prices that are close to their original prices unlike other online local sellers. I met her personally which makes things less scary for me. She is so nice and bubbly and so accommodating. She’s a certified makeup addict too! I placed my orders, paid via GCash (I am more of a GCash kind of girl, hehe), and got the goodies. Actually, no. She’s so fast that I got the goodies before I even made it inside the telecom shop to pay! Can’t wait to buy from her again! Shout out to my sister-in-law who introduced us ^_^

Here are the stuff I got:

I got Mememe’s Angel’s Collection because I am a sucker for highlighters and this collection has two which copied the high-end brand Benefit’s Moon Beam and High Beam. Not only am I stingy, I am also practical. If these are superb dupes, why stop me? Why pay 5x higher? Not to mention, this collection also has 2 cheek/lip tints which also copied Benefit’s famous Benetint and Posietint. Yay? Let’s find out on my next post.

Sleek Makeup brand, another one from United Kingdom like Mememe, is among the favorites of my favorite European YouTube beauty gurus. I have been intrigued by Sleek for quite some time now but was really blown away when Nikkie of NikkieTutorials wore Sleek Pout Paint in Milkshake in one of her videos. I fell in love. I originally wanted Milkshake but it wasn’t on hand so I settled for Peachy Keen. Will share my two cents worth on this baby soon!

Then of course. If I will pop my NYX cherry, I must pop it with the famous Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. Probably the star of NYX. Lorraine lovingly threw this in for free when she found out I wanted it (it wasn’t in her “On Hand” photo album). I guess I can say it feels good to break my virginity without having to pay for it? Haha. I have my Paul & Joe white pencil, let’s see how NYX takes the cake.



Foundation: Revlon Colorstay + Mememe Moon Beam
Brow bone: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

Cheeks: Mememe Poppy Tint Cheek/Lip Tint
Lips: Sleek Makeup Pout Paint in Peachy Keen
Eyes: Paul & Joe Duo Eye Crayon 02 – Marine (discontinued)
Nails: China Glaze in Devotion

Keep posted for my reviews on my new toys and I will also create looks using them! Have a nice week everyone!


Black Water Dragon Look

22 Jan

KUNG HEI FAT CHOI! Happy Chinese New Year everyone! This year is the year of the Black Water Dragon and they it is a year for transformation and improvement.

I chose blue and black for obvious reasons hehe.

Sometimes it’s just fun playing around with themes! be daring!

(I took the video down because of the poor quality)

Spread the pixie dust love!

Zooey Deschanel Look

21 Jan

Just the look. Because obviously, in order to become Zooey Deschanel you have to be made out of everything nice and then some.

Here is just an attempt to copy her makeup as seen most of the time. Typically she has nude to white water line, heavy doll lashes, purplish sometimes orangey lower and upper lash lines (i suppose to create shadows and to pop the blue of her eyes) and super rounded contour (on eyes). Sometimes I spot her wearing false bottom lashes, but here I just darkened my lower lashes. On her show New Girl, she wears an awful lot of blush no contours on cheeks and pretty much pinkish lips.

Make sure when lining your eyes the heaviest goes on the middle. Fat line on the top middle and fat dark shadow on the bottom middle. This will create an illusion that the eyes are circular.

Zooey’s look is not complete without her big hair with full bangs AND her super adorable blue eyes (which I just Photoshopped since I’m pregnant, I am refraining from wearing contact lens).

I hope this has been helpful. I am in NO WAY trying to BE Zooey.This is just a look I recreated since, after all, I adore her. Who doesn’t?!

Spread the pixie dust love!!!



Double-Wing & Christmas Green Glitter

13 Dec

I picked up this super cheap green glitter eyeliner from Careline when I was checking out the cosmetic aisle of a local supermarket. I thought it was an okay product to test, given that it is my very first time to try something from the brand. I went home and did some dry-runs and I have to say, at P90 ($2), it is good. It is packed with cosmetic grade glitters and the gel is not sticky and smelly. Wait for it to dry before you build up, but only if you have to. One swipe will already give you your desired dose of glitz.

I created a look using this nice find. Perfect for the holiday season! Just a simple double wing, solid black and the green glitter. I paired the look with soft pink cheeks and soft pink high gloss on the lips. By the way, some have requested that I do my makeup on darker skin (because I am super pale), so here I am using caramel brown foundation. But honestly, light or dark skin, this look is wearable.

Hope you like it guys! Show me some love by sharing, subscribing, commenting and rating! Lots of love!

*Disclaimer: I started recording around 5pm and with the winter solstice going on, sun sank way too fast. Beginning of clip I had sunlight, end of clip it was too dark, and the yellow toned clips I have artificial light in front of me. Which is okay I guess, since this look is intended for fun evenings anyway! Teehee! ^_^