29 October 2011

How to: Create that no-makeup look

When we ask guys what their ideal girl is, usually, the word simple is on the list. When we ask them to define simple, it usually means that the girl shouldn't put on makeup.


What guys mean is that they want that no makeup look. There are a number of ways you could do it, but here's how I do mine :)

Consider yourself lucky because I never post pictures of me without any makeup on! Haha, just kidding. Anyway, here's how I look like without anything on my face.
The first thing you wanna do is moisturize. Choose a day cream that's compatible with your skin type. As for me, I use Nivea Visage Sparkling White Day Care.

I'm the kind of girl who puts foundation daily. But I also want my skin to breathe so I use a light one with little-medium coverage, Maybelline New York Clear Smooth Aqua Foundation in Natural Beige. Make sure to cover every bit of your face and don't leave out the hairline. You can also put concealer afterwards for pimple marks, etc.

Next thing I do is draw my eyebrows out. If you noticed in the previous photos, my eyebrows are practically non-existent. Shaped brows frame your face and give you a better look so master how to do this if you have thin brows. If you have thick brows, be sure to groom them :) Shaping your brows also takes a lot of practice! It takes time to master it using different mediums (brow shadow, pencil, etc). In my case I used Maybelline's brow powder.

I didn't take a picture anymore but I brush on mineral powder after the brow step. I use Maybelline New York Clear Smooth Minerals in Natural Ochre.

  It's an optional step, but you might want to brush on brow gel or clear mascara over your newly shaped / drawn brows to keep them in place ;)

Only if you want to, you can dust highlighter on the inner arches on your brows, inner corner of your eyes, and lower lash line. It doesn't show much on the picture, but it glimmers in the sunlight! :)

If you haven't mastered this step yet (eyeliner on the upper lash line), I suggest you give it more practice. It would only hassle you to make mistakes, especially if you're using a waterproof liner. I do this to brighten my eyes and give it more definition. You can use whatever liner you want. On a daily basis though, I prefer using a pencil liner cause it gives a more smudged look rather than a precise line when using liquid liner.

Curl your lashes!!! Never forget this!!!
Apply your preferred mascara. If you know it's going to be a hot day and you'll be in corporate attire like me, use a waterproof formula to avoid "raccoon" eyes. If you don't have one, coating your regular mascara with a clear one might do the trick. I use Maybelline New York The Falsies Volum' Express Hydrofuge.

We're almost done! To give you that glow, apply just the right amount of blush on the apples of your cheeks. Apply your preferred color! Tip: If you feel like you have big cheeks, don't be afraid to contour your cheek bones by applying bronzer just below the apples of your cheeks. Just make sure to blend it with your blush to avoid harsh lines.

You can skip this step if you want, and you still have created your no makeup look.
To apply a color lighter than your lips, put a bit of foundation or concealer on those puckers to even it out with your skin color. I just use residue foundation from my foundation brush.

Apply your preferred color :)

Now scroll up to first picture....

And compare it with this one:
Lastly, put down your hair and flash those pearly whites!! We're done! ;)

If you still think absolutely no make up is the best way to go...
Well, I don't know what to say about that! :)

22 October 2011

Stress reliever

Here's how I did my makeup yesterday. Eyeliner and nude lips!
At night I went to watch a basketball game with papa. Here are some pictures I took:

Danny Siegle

And I was seated not far away from Bimby! Hahaha

20 October 2011

8-MCDO Delivery: The almost "horrible" experience

I had no classes today and no people are at home to cook me meals. I decided to order a single meal from McDonald's today and I ordered in at 5:20 pm using their online delivery service.

Three hours later, I am munching on a chicken nugget (which I purchased myself) and writing this blog entry.

McDonald's is huge here in the Philippines. A lot of people come in and out of their doors and call in for a delivery service (which claims to be a 24/7 service, if I may add). Thing is, being as big as they are here in the Philippines, it probably wouldn't matter to them what kind of service they give to their customers. Being the kind of person that I am, I always want to claim what I deserve as a customer so I decided to write them a letter on their customer care site. I just hope somebody takes the time to read it.

Here's what I wrote:
To whom it may concern:

Today, 20 October 2011 at 5:20 pm, I ordered in using your online delivery service. To my dismay, three hours later, and I'm writing you a letter of complaint. I have not received my order, and you did a great job of dissatisfying a customer. Imagine doing this to one customer a day. That's already 365 customers a year. I acknowledge that you are a huge company here in the Philippines. After all, what is a P192 pesos to you when you probably earn hundreds of thousands in a day? What you don't realize is how much people care actually care about customer satisfaction. If you people rather have customers calling in for a delivery, then I suggest you take down your website. I look forward to hearing from you, even if it's just an acknowledgement of some sort.

Sofia Garcia

Anyways, this was the message after I clicked send:

My feedback better be important to you motherfuckers and do better at your job. Also, you're welcome because I really needed to take the time to notify you concerning your bullshit service.

08 October 2011

La Fille du Papa

You know the feeling when you finally find a relationship you'd fight so hard to keep?
A relationship that's worth every heartbreak?

One mistake and it vanishes in an instant.
You don't even have time to think.
The relationship you fought so hard to build just went crumbling down the ground.
And it was all your fault.
How would you feel?

Whatever feeling you must be thinking..
I'm sure I'm feeling even worse than that.

I'm sorry.
I love you.

23 September 2011

So scared tonight

Out of the three hermit crabs that I own, two are still alive. I've mentioned in an old entry that hermit crabs are so easy to maintain- I don't even have to check them every day!

Anyway, tonight was one of those nights when I noticed that their tank was too dry. I was supposed to go and get water for it when I noticed that one of my crabs was out of its shell!!!!!

I panicked so much! I resorted to google and researched about it. Like, what if it would die in a few hours? I was so stressed out!
Google said to isolate the crab and its shell, making sure that the shell is clean because the crab could've gone out due to substances irritating its soft body. True enough, after a couple of minutes, it was back!!! So happy xx