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Birthday Look

So many beautiful blessings on my birthday. Indeed, God is very good (and generous). I’ll be writing a separate post on that; this short post is on today’s look and which is something I’m thankful for – getting the hang of eye makeup.

To put it bluntly, I suck in doing eye makeup. I can never seem to get the right blending, it always creases, I mess up just when I’m about to finish lining my lid, and all other eye makeup emergencies. So when I had lunch with a good friend today and she commented how ‘nice’ my eye makeup was today, it made me feel a little bit ‘kilig’ inside. 🙂 I’m glad that this is the second time that I’ve received compliments on it. I guess practice will make it perfect someday. :p

Let’s skip the blah blah blahs and get down to today’s look.

Thank you pd & co. for today’s beautiful top.

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August Favorites: Maybelline, Avon, VMV, TonyMoly, Palgantong

The thing with this passion for cosmetics: it comes with a constant desire to test new products. There is one and every product for each need and want imaginable. I liken it to getting to know oneself; along the way of every product try is a chance to discover really good ones that raise our confidence a wee bit higher.

While we’re at the half of September, I thought I’d run through a couple of products that were in my mental ‘Favorites’ list for the month of August. These are products which I have tested last month and found to be very effective.

Without further ado, these are my ‘hit’ products for August:

Photo credit to Maybelline Philippines Facebook fan page

1. Maybelline Baby Lips Cellular Repair Balm in Smoothing Cherry

The kikay girl in me has been a sucker for lip balms since I was 10. I’ve gone from cult favorite Chapstick to Nivea to Blistex and back but I’ve never really been very satisfied with it. It tended to make my lips peel and a bunch of other effects which left me wondering when whether lip balm was really as essential as many beauty gurus point out. But this one from Maybelline really works for me.

True to its promise of supple, smooth and hydrated baby soft lips, this is my HG lip balm. No more peeling and rough-to-the-touch lips! 🙂 

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FOTD: Trying out Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

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Late post of FOTD: Trying out Maybelline’s Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. 🙂

I tried to experiment a little bit more with my eyes as I am a complete noob (not to mention klutz!) when it comes to eye makeup. Tried on cream eyeliner for the first time; a little bit of useless information: it’s always the liner (especially liquid) that ruins the look for me courtesy of my shaky hands.

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FACE

  • Majolica Majorca Skin Lingerie Pore Cover
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Getting Tagged: 5 Random Facts

What’s up, people of the universe? 😉 I’m trying to be more diligent with my blog posts (hehe!) so as to, well, share (not bore!) with you tidbits of the Curious Cat’s blessed life. Here we go with the 5 Random Facts tag; shout out to fellow blogger Michelle of All About Being Glam! 🙂 Follow her blog, she’s really nice and her posts always inspire me!

**Special note: She’s having a huge birthday giveaway as she turns 19 this month! Head on over to this link to join; lots of nice stuff await! 🙂

5 Random Things about the Curious Cat

 

1. The Ever-Nervous Adventure Seeker

In my mind, I play myself out to be a Dora the Explorer type minus the purple backpack and China doll bangs. Can I say that I delude myself that I’m an adventurous person? Sometimes, haha. And it frequently ends in bouts of nervousness.

Case in point:

Bohol 2012 – Crossing the Hanging Bridge

I was so game to cross the bridge and was even encouraging a friend of mine who had a fear of heights and was understandably nervous about the whole thing to go for it. The chicken that I am, I gulped when I saw the river under the bridge and came face to face with the bridge itself. In the end, I was so slow in walking that I had to be overtaken. Haha!

Corregidor 2012 – Bumpy Boat Ride

I guess the waves weren’t so very cooperative that day and I got seasick after my first 10 minutes in the boat. :)) I was so enthusiastic about the whole thing and so optimistic that I wouldn’t get sick when J warned me about the possibly bumpy ride. So yeah, that’s why I became a regular office worker and not a maritime person. Hehe. 😀

Sagada 2012 – Caving and Spelunking

There had been a lot of warnings about the whole caving and spelunking thing to be difficult and of course I had to pay no heed to all of it. My headstrong self still wanted to prove everyone wrong. I guess it’s quite obvious how it all ended – not even halfway through the cave, our guide told us that the girls in the group cannot proceed with the tour as we were not ‘physically prepared’ for it. Too bad, I still plan to come back sometime in the future and explore the whole cave! 😀 (never say die, they say, haha)

Some more random things about the Curious Cat!

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Haul Post: VMV and Tony Moly Cosmetics

What I’m loving right now: VMV and Tony Moly Cosmetics! 🙂

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Workwear Essentials: Avon Multiway Cowlneck Dress and Manzzini Carry-All

Quick trivia: The Curious Cat has been a member of the Philippine labor force since 2009. Yup, fresh out of graduation! Never had a long vacation after 4 years of college life and couldn’t afford to take a break anyway. 🙂

I am now at my third job and have realized the sore lack of office clothes in my wardrobe. Must be due to the informal nature of my two previous jobs. But as I get to realize more and more the value of appropriate dressing (especially in the work setting),  I should really start building my key pieces.

The usual instinct would be to buy first a good pair of work trousers or slacks but I find myself getting drawn to dresses partly because it takes me forever to find a well-fitting pair. Something to do with my hips and tummy, hehe.

You know the ubiquitous LBD (little black dress) that keeps cropping up in the ‘must have’ lists? Well, I must have about 3 of that now – in different cuts, texture, and fit. Allow me to share one of them with you together with the perfect complement to it, a simply gorgeous black carry-all.

I present to you: Avon Multiway Cowlneck Dress and Avon Manzzini Carry-All 🙂

Can this be love I’m feeling right now? ❤

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Spring Garden Beauty

I’ve never experienced spring season but I fancy thinking that I will enjoy it with pretty flowers in bloom and unmistakable crispness in the air. Taking off from my spring fantasies, I came up with this green and pink combo. Think carnations and pink roses in bloom. I like pink and green because it’s girly and gives off a fresh look.

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Feels like spring! 🙂

Products used:

FACE

1. Avon Ideal Luminous concealer in Almond

2. Avon Ideal Luminous Pressed Powder in Neutral

3. Fanny Serrano Powder Blush in Silky Coral

EYES

4. ELF Makeup Clutch

5. ELF Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil

6. Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Plus

LIPS

7. Avon Simply Pretty Colorbrights Lipstick in Pampering Pink

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Swatches for you.

Some tips in applying eyeshadow:

1. You might want to use a primer especially if you have oily lids.

2. ELF shadows are not very pigmented when applied dry. Applied with a light hand, the effect is quite sheer. I discovered that to have more color and to bring out the pigment, I can wipe my ELF eyeshadow brush (yes, ELF too!) with a baby wipe then dip the brush into the palette. It works! 🙂 (newbie ko, ‘no?:P)

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The “tools” – with and without flash

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Pampering pink – for pretty in pink lips 🙂

What color combination would you use for spring vibes? 🙂

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