Wednesday, 30 July 2014

My Favorite Makeup Gurus on YouTube

Hello lovely people! I hope you're having a productive week.

Are you confused as to what makeup look you want to wear on a friend's wedding day? How about during your company's Christmas party? Let me help you by sharing my favorite beauty gurus on YouTube who are incredibly proficient in their craft.

So let's get started! 


1. Michelle Phan


I sooo love her! She is the most watched makeup guru on YouTube with nearly 7 million subscribers! I find Michelle Phan's makeup tutorials very unique and easy to follow. There is something magical in her voice each time I hear her narrating in her video makeup tutorials. It is very sweet and inspiring and... I don't even know how to describe it now! At just 26, she already has her own cosmetics brand called EM Cosmetics. I like her because she is not ashamed of her humble beginnings. Such a great role model!

Michelle Phan makeup tutorials

Michelle Phan makeup tutorials


2. Pixiwoo Sisters


Meet Samantha and Nichola Chapman, 2 UK-based professional makeup artists/sisters behind the success of the YouTube channel Pixiwoo. They are Britain's YouTube beauty celebrities. Their expertise is undeniable. I have downloaded so many of their fantastic video makeup tutorials. I am in love with their celebrity-inspired styles. Hey! I am huge fan.
Just a little bit of trivia, Samantha designed the popular and well-loved Real Techniques brushes. (and I'm getting one soon!)


Pixiwoo makeup tutorials

Pixiwoo makeup tutorials


3. Tanya Burr


Do you want to look like your celebrity idol? Well, subscribe to Tanya Burr's YouTube channel. Her makeup tutorials are very good. One of my favorites is her Bella Swan's (of Twilight fame) inspired wedding makeup. I really admire this English fashion, beauty and lifestyle vlogger. The talent is really there. Keep it up Tanya!

Tanya Burr Makeup Tutorials

Tanya Burr Makeup Tutorials


4. Ana Victorino


For sure, Filipina makeup lovers know this very popular and talented girl. She's a self taught freelance makeup artist at a very young age. Ana's makeup tutorials are very inspiring and I absolutely like it.

Ana Victorino makeup tutorials

Ana Victorino makeup tutorials

And so... Who are your favorite makeup gurus? I am sure you have your own favorites, as well.

The internet has become a great source of all things beautiful. Couple this with fabulous makeup tutorials. The experts are just one click away so subscribe and learn from them. 

So, there you go guys! Stay beautiful and fab inside and out!  :)

Monday, 21 July 2014

Mary Kay DBC 2014: My Entry Has Been Chosen!

On Wednesday morning, one Facebook chat made my eyes bigger than normal. I found my mouth half closed while carefully reading what's on the screen. It was Jillian, my Mary Kay model who broke the deafening news to me. (I'm exaggerating) And what's that great news? My post title is such a spoiler. Haha!  

I hurriedly opened my email and tadaaaaah!!... Look what I found in my inbox! 


Sooo happy! Thank you very much Mary Kay. Can't wait for the announcement of Top 3 Local Winners advancing to the Grand Finale in Hongkong. 

I feel so honored to be chosen as one of the top 20 semi-finalists (second batch) for Mary Kay's Dream Beautiful Contest 2014. Congratulations to us Jillian and to all semi finalists who made it too!

My entry for the Dream Beautiful the Making of a Model Contest 2014Meet my model, Jillian Monikah Tatad. What do you think of the look I created for her? 

By the way, I got the email confirmation from Mary Kay on July 2, 2014. This post should have been posted 2 weeks back. Sorry for the delay. Hehe..

May our dreams come true. :) Have a lovely day people.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

FIDA Cebu: Mastering The Basics of Makeup Workshop


Finally! I have managed to enroll myself in FIDA Cebu's basic makeup workshop. I had been only planning to join this workshop for a year until someone really encouraged me to do it. Well, I guess it's time for me to take my passion to the next level. For some reason, watching YouTube tutorial videos is not fascinating to me anymore. I need interaction. I need to ask questions. 

I am just very happy I am now one of the students of Hannah Katrina Lim, our gorgeous instructor. Trust me guys, she is very friendly. I learned a lot from her and would like to learn more. We meet every Saturday, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. 

We were taught how to contour and highlight using foundation. How's my look? 

Simple smokey eyes

I will be posting more photos soon. I am excited to learn more great techniques from our instructor. See you around lovelies. For more information about the workshop, you may visit FIDA Cebu's Facebook page