Friday, May 28, 2010

Sephora in Singapore!

Hello Ladies! If you've been reading my blog, you would know that I've recently been to Singapore, And what's a shopaholic to do?? Of course go SHOPPING!! =D So I've been really excited for this trip because I knew there would be a SEPHORA!!! (An international store that sells all things bright and sparkly! or more commonly known as Cosmetics!! =P)

Look even from the store front you can see how lovely it is..




 
Bath products on display



 Urban Decay Cosmetics! This is on everyone's list since it's not available locally and you must do major haulage if you ever see this. You like anything here? =D

Display of the in store cosmetic line of Sephora. Look at their extensive collection!

There are so many more brands like Benefit, Too Faced and the ever reliable MAC but I couldn't take pictures openly and these were just taken covertly..=P

I literally could spend days there if only the store wouldn't close!!


So I'm happily browsing around armed with my shopping list, and grabbed the first item in my list! Then I checked the price tag and..... *gulp*

It's waaaaay expensive!!! I was super disappointed because I was really looking forward to buying cosmetics that are not available locally! Before I left Manila, I canvassed multiply stores for prices and you can buy it cheaper through them. Downside is, items are not available all the time. Sigh..

So my supposed shopping list was crumpled and was thrown away.. I could give it a proper burial but I was so emotional so I didn't bother.. (O.A. mode)

But I did decide to buy the MAC Lipstain Marker in Full of Flare since I'm into coraly-orange lips recently so that cheered me up!


So my shopping tip would be If you're in SG, and you plan to shop cosmetics, Its great to check out some brands that are not here but be prepared to shell out a bit more for it because they add a hefty TAX to your purchases. Now if you plan on buying more common cosmetic brands like MAC and Bobbi Brown, it's much cheaper to buy it in Changi Airport (Singapore's Airport) since they sell it TAX-FREE!! Example would be MAC Lipsticks, In Rustans, It sells for ₱950 but in SG stores, it sells for SG$28 or almost ₱900.. but in the Airport Terminal, its only SG$25! or approximately ₱800! compared to manila prices at least that's ₱150 less..=D

So If you're planning a trip to Singapore, don't expect to bargain shop and just take in the sights and spend money on lotsa food!! =D

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My First Editorial Make-up Shoot!!

Finally after months of waiting, The MEG May Issue is out! We did this shoot last March in Mr. Dix Perez' studio and I'm super excited to share to you guys one thing that I'm super proud of..=D

Excuse me for getting you much excited as I only did make-up for the feature stories but still I feel so giddy about being published! Even though my name is quite small and is near the spine where you almost cannot see it I'm still super "kilig" seeing my name in print! hehe...

So here goes the issue!


How I wish I was the Make-up Artist of Andi Eigenman in the cover! hehe Hoping my chance would come soon..=D

I did the hair and make-up of Heidi Sarol, a 16 year old budding photographer who at the age of 14 picked up a camera and just made amazing shots.
     


And also for the models for a section of the magazine called MEG Relationships.

 






 

























And lastly groomed the Basketball Players of Nokia's National Basketball Training Center League



It was a fun,fun,fun shoot! I'll show you some behind the scenes shots..=D

My Work Station! 



 
 



Just me! =D Sorry for the pic heavy post.. Thanks for letting me share this with y'all!!

I still have a lot of back posts I've been meaning to blog. So keep tuned!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Afforda-brushes at SM (Again!)

Halloow ladies! I know its been too long since my last post. My family and I went on a vacation in Singapore! (But we got back weeks ago, this is just me making excuses..=P) I'll do a separate post on my shopping adventures in SG. But I must warn you that I didn't do much shopping there and I'll tell you why some other time. Anyhooo.. I stumbled upon this great find a few hours ago.. (That's how excited I was to share this to y'all!!)

 
I took this picture @ SM beauty in Megamall. Sorry if it's lopsided since I had to take this picture covertly as I think SM has a NO PICTURE policy and some Sales Attendants we're standing close by.

What first attracted me is the brand. Its Marionnaud. As in Marionnaud in SM MOA. Next is the... Can you guess??
Of course it's cheapness!! Haha! Brushes range from ₱69.75-169.75 pesos only! and I can see that each brush is well made and does not look cheap even for the cheap price!

The hairs are synthetic but I tell you, It's soft as butter! I couldn't believe that it was synthetic so its great for vegans too! So far they only sell 6 kinds of brushes and A Brush Set for ₱299.75. 
Foundation Brush


Angled Face Brush



Retractable Powder Brush


Pointed Eyeshadow Brush

Plus an Eyeshadow Shader Brush and A Dual-ended lash comb and brush (I couldn't take pictures because the SA suddenly appeared! =P)


Before I forget, these are smaller than the usual brush, that I think is great for traveling. I only bought one but If this brush passes my standards, I'll definitely buy the lot! =D

More close up pictures!!

 

 

 
This is the N°37 Pointed Eyeshadow Brush for ₱89.75 pesos


Happy Shopping!!



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