Yeah, so I have been practicing how to apply face paint the right way. So far, got these shameless selfies chronicling my progress. Currently obsessed with MaC brushes and hopefully, I could start growing a collection soon 🙂
Archives for March 2013
Holy Week in The City
So plans changed as the wind shifted. It seems the sister and I are stuck here in the city for the Holy Week. I suppose I should be happy what with all the malls accessible from where I am right now but I’m not! I heyt eeeet! If only going home during the Holy Week is as easy! Work has been extra cray cray lately too so this four day break is a total Godsend!
I got so busy sometimes that I’m forced to NOT take a nap int he afternoons, lol! I get cranky, honestly! Anyway,I really shouldn’t complain about it, in fact, I’m not. Just putting that out there, I guess. Anyway, I’m very close towards my vacay with the boyf and I’m super excited! Yaaaay, Puerto Pricessa na!
Finally decided to buy the Smashbox Studio Pop Ultimate palette I’ve been eyeing for weeks! Yeah, I knew I should’ve waited na lang but I can’t help it! The palette was just too gorgeous! It’s not cheap either but with the quality surpassing that of Urban Decay eyeshadows, having 45 eyeshadows in one palette plus blushes, cream eyeliners and a bronzer to boot, it’s quite a steal!
My sister also convinced me to buy a new foundie. She swears by MAC cosmetics, particularly their foundation line so I went ahead and got one. A bit pricey than the stuff I usually go for but I suppose, it’s high time I get me a proper foundie, no? I don’t like cream or liquid foundation because it makes me feel like my skin couldn’t breathe so I got the pressed powder kind. The powder is very silky, super finely milled! Like buttah!
Despite burning cash for makeup, I’m super thrilled! When you think about it, I didn’t get myself anything during my birthday so it’s nice that I got to buy me great cosmetics as a belated birthday gift!
Color Me Impressed
Really starting to get into makeup, eye-makeup in particular. Unfortunately, I’m still learning how to apply ’em, hahaha! I had my heart set on a cool Smashbox eyeshadow palette but I decided to buy me a Coastal Scents palette first for practice. Then if I improve, that’s the time I’d buy the expensive ones, teehee.
Ordered one online and it arrived the day after. Transaction was easy-peasy though I have a couple of gripe towards how the seller handled orders in general as well as the courier service she used. It was delivered extremely late, like 8 in the evening! And the courier dude was the one who’s pissed pa for making him wait several minutes! Not gonna buy from that seller again.
Anyhoo, pretty excited on using this one finally. I wish I’d learn much quicker 🙁 My initial reaction to the palette in terms of its pigmentation is it’s okay. Some colors do not show as vibrantly as I hoped but for its price, it should be fine. Consistency is buttery which I love! Also, the collection of color is fantastic! I was sorta disappointed that there’s no shimmery olive green in there but there’s loads of other cool colors to play with. I wish they added more of the warmer bronze colors too. But gripes aside, I’m very happy with my purchase and I cannot wait to start painting!
Bit Off More Than I Could Chew, Just To Name a Few
Woke up really thankful and grateful today. I don’t get why since it’s a Monday and tons of work has to be done, hahaha! I’ve been busier than usual for the past two weeks developing a project that in the end, didn’t really come out as great as I hoped. But I learned a hecklot from it too.
One thing I learned from that experience is that I should’t bite off more than I could chew, know what I’m saying? I also learned that I should be grateful for everything that I have. You know how it’s inherent in all people to want more despite having everything. Not that I have everything but I got a lot, so no reason to feel like I should get more.
I also learned that my boyfriend always gives sound advice. It’s nice when you have a supportive beau who not only loves you unconditionally, but also calls you out on your shit when needed while handing out a bar of chocolates to gnaw on. I know it’s cheesy so I’ll stop right there! Hahaha!
Anyway, weekend was fabulous. We had a small BBQ and he invited his guy friends for drinks as a post-birthday celebration. I must be getting old because I was out like a light by midnight while the boys continued drinking. The boy was busy entertaining guests and manning the Q with his other friend, while I was busy munching all the meat, hahahaha! I haven’t been really out that much so I was really glad to get out there and trade banters with his boys 🙂
I’m headed back to the province again this Friday in preparation for the Holy Week. Gosh, this year is whizzing past me at lightning speed ha. Can’t believe the first quarter of the year is almost over! Personally, I judge what the rest of my year will be from the first three months of the new year and so far, things are coming up roses! So not to count my chicks before they hatch but I have a feeling, the rest of the year will be equally awesome. Life is good and I’m happy and super thankful. Thanks papa Jesus!
Good Things Come in 3S
Made it to the first quarter of the year without any incident and with loads of good stuff 🙂 2013 is being an awesome year so far!
They say good things come in 3s and I couldn’t agree more. Well, I turned 30 as of writing this and as you can from the date, it’s 03-03-2013. Will you look at that? I bet lots of couples are getting married today, lol. One of the first things that came my way this week was the coming together of a project that will may eventually lead to more monies. So hurray for that 🙂
Next, the upcoming Puerto Princessa trip with my beau is something I’ve been super excited about and finally, I’m really in a great place right now, I really am. I’m very happy at all aspects of my life and I couldn’t be more thankful for all the blessings! I really don’t want to jinx it but let’s home things remains great throughout the year.
Early thirty’s has arrived. I’ll make every year count!