Saturday, May 31, 2008

Thank you for the kind words on my previous post on the conflict i had with law and make-up. Your words just affirmed my decision to pursue law with a vengeance this year. I will be taking more units and start drinking more coffee. :)

The truth is, law school is hard and becoming harder everyday. And everything about it seems not to worth so much when i think on it... Except one, it is my dream. To help others in a way i know how, to fight for someone's right. I never saw myself doing anything else coz i don't have the patience of a doctor or a teacher. I suck at math so any mathematical related profession like architecture is totally off the list... But law, becoming a lawyer is what i am meant to do. To be in a courtroom.i know i have the potential, the confidence and the spunk. I'm talkative, blunt and aggresive (words of other people, not mine).

Again, thank you very much... maybe, Make-up will be a future career.. maybe it will remain a hobby. But right now, i'll call it as something that makes me happy. Maybe, i will be the Pinay Elle Woods someday(wishful thinking).

much love,

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sassy Mineral Haul and Sassy Minerals New Site

top: Marine, Marsh, Moot, Disco
mid: Envy, Pop, Gale, Cosmo
bottom: Bishop, Sucker

I ordered again from Sassy Minerals again!:)

They have the coolest collection on vibrant eyeshadow colors. They carry Taylormade Minerals and made it available to the eager mineral make-up addicts of the Philippines. Since I've been pretty much daring in trying out colors, i decided to order their blues, greens and no surprise here, purples. :) Thanks to lovely Jheng for adding a freebie.

I ordered sample size but kindly asked them if it could be put in jars instead. They accommodated me. I just had to pay for the the jars and viola, no sweat with baggies anymore. :) i also love their jars and I'm quite happy about it. :)

As stated by Jheng, the e/s is already very vibrant even if its not foiled. :) I just love it!

NATURAL LIGHT. applied dry with UDPP as base.
top: bishop, sucker, cosmo
mid: gale, disco, pop, marine
bottom: moot, envy, marsh

with FLASH, applied dry with UDPP as base

Thanks to Jheng and Nica!

Sassy Minerals new fab fab site!
Check it out!

click phot to be directed.

Sassyminerals are currently on sale!
Travel Size Sassyminerals Eyecolors
Suesh Brushes
Charm Brushes

much love to y'all,

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Not an easy decision, but one that i need to make.

When you are faced with a choice, what will you choose?
When both is a passion and a dream, how will you justify which comes first?
If you are in the middle of the battle, will you retreat?

It took me an amount of courage to tell my mom that i want to take make-up class at Lasalle College International. I was quite surprise that she said yes. This i quickly told my fellow beauty bloggers who i currently taking the artistry lesson. i was really excited that the next day i plan to inquire with the help of Sophie and Jheng. It was like everything is being served in a silver platter...

Then it got me thinking (and i really hate this part), my mom has sacrificed a lot to give me the everything i have... then she is giving me this. I did feel guilty. She told me that this class might help me relax every week since she sees how much i love doing make-up. I know a lot of people think that i am shallow for pursuing make-up artistry. that compared to make-up artistry and law school, its a no-brainer. That with becoming a lawyer, i will earn more and be able able to help more people. I'm not ungrateful, i appreciate the opportunity that's given me. But i can't seem to separate both. And i am having a hard time. :(

Argh! i don't know if you can relate to this. Did you ever feel like that when you are given something, you have this sudden urge to give it back coz its too much?

The more that i think about it, the more i realized i just have to finish what i am doing now and pursue everything i want afterwards. The price that i have to pay for the silver platter might cost me much. My mom said that no matter what decision i make... she'll support me. I love you mom!

Because the bottom line is, i love law... I just hate law school. I want to be a lawyer for my family, my boyfriend and for the endless people i'll have a chance to help...i just have to put up with the learning part coz its vital in the process. And i would hate myself if this got sacrificed over something else(even if i love the art of make-up). I may not get another chance to pursue my little girl's dream of becoming a litigant if i don't finish this now...

And maybe, just maybe... when i have secured the Atty. before my name.. you'll see me adding make-up artist along to it.

So, there is it... I've made up my mind. I took back the offer given to me by mom and i will continue studying LAW with no other sideline aside from my business.

God, Thy will be done!

just sharing,

photos courtesy of: Lasalle College International and Google images


A Gift within a Gift

I called it a gift within a gift because it is..
My dear R already gave me a wonderful luxurious vacation,
he also gave me this during our trip...

a set of salt-water Pearl necklace and earrings.

I was surprise (truly) that he got me this coz i already got the fresh water pearls for myself. But when manong said that he was asked to stay further so R can take a look at the pearls himself coz he wanted to buy the bigger necklace. The cheapskate in me was alarmed but the GF in me was very much flattered. I was blushing since the people were commenting on how R loves me. Even the waiters and owner of the restaurant was smiling at me, as if to say i am so lucky. Indeed, i am.

i feel like i'm Audrey Hepburn wearing this

nicest thing is my mom offered to have it set in white gold for me.

i feel so much blessed.

Thank you, R, for your love and for treating me like a queen.

just sharing,

MAC paintpot vs. udpp vs. MAC shadestick

I received a message from a fellow Girltalker, asking which do i prefer from MAC paintpot, UDPP or MAC shadestick.

Her question:
sis shen..quessy naman what mas type mo between paintpot and udpp?? or paintpot vs shadestick?? thanksee!

Re: MAC paintpot. It did crease on me. Its not enough to contorl my oily eyelids. Especially on a hot humid day. but i find this a great base for Matte and Neutral looks. :)

Re: Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP), i just love this products despite other negative reviews i've read on it. This by far made my eye make-up stay on for hours. However, i did notice that it takes the vibracy out of my eye makeup. Bottomoline, i would use this as a primer for all my eye base like paintpot and shadestick. :) and i use this more often than all other eyebase i have just for the reason that my eye makeup stay longer.

Re: MAC beige-ing stick. This Sis Aileen of Shadesofhue swears by. :) I love it since it gives the added vibracy to my eye look especially when i use sprakly or bright colored eyeshadow. :) Unfortunately, its not enough to use it as an eye primer since it doesn't stay long and creases a little despite minimal amount used.

Here are some of the pics for reference. :)

Natural Light: MAC paintpot in painterly, UDPP and MAC shadestick in Beige-ing.
see how Beige-ing enhances the e/s color compared to the other eye bases/primer.

With flash. :)

After a few hours w/flash. :) (sorry kinda washed out)
Paintpot: less staying power but for non-oily eyelids, this is a great product
UDPP: less vibracy but color is still on and can be visibly seen
Shadestick: staying power is marvelous and the e/s is still vibrant.

Reason to get one:
If i have to choose, i will definitely go for UDPP if your concern is to make your eye makeup longer and if you have oily eyelids like i do.

if you don't have oily eyelids you can choose Paintpot. :) this also gives your eyelids a smoother surface for added application. :)

if you want a good eyebase for your pressed or loose eyeshadows, go for MAC shadestick for adhesive purposes and added shimmer to youe eyelook. :)

How i use it:
UDPP: always after face primer (monistat, pureluxe,s5)
Shadestick: always after UDPP on all over lid to give my bright eyelook and smokey look more vibrancy. I apply one coat only to avoid creasing.
Paintpot: always after UDPP on inner lid or all over lid for a smoother base for my mattes and shimmery nuetrals or alone(innerlid).

To answer the question:
I would choose UDPP over Paintpot.
I would choose Shadestick over Paintpot.

Hope this helps you all!!

if there are questions left unanswered, feel free to write it on the comment section.

i am not claiming that UDPP is my HG forever. but it is NOW. I am still open to trying other products out there. :) Like Too Faced Shadow Insurance and L'oreal de-crease.


much love,
The Kikay Pinay

Monday, May 26, 2008

Boracay Island '08 (WARNING! ULTRA picture heavy post )

MAINLY, you’ll see evidence of my vainness. :)
I’m not great with the camera so there is no fabulous views here but enough to give you an idea that BORACAY spells H-E-A-V-E-N.

As expected, our stay in Boracay Island is again the best. There isn't much too complain (except my sunburn and I am no sooooo dark/tanned!! I will be drinking MET starting today.

DEAR GOD blessed us with a wonderful Sunny weather. The people who treated us with utmost courtesy, we didn't feel discriminated or unimportant. Rather, we felt like a couple of semi-royalties. The food is a gastronomical experience. I definitely recommend Seabreeze Resto Buffet from Boracay Regency (you get your money's worth) and Noemi's paluto @ Puka Island. If you want some great Italian food, Aria is a great resto. The Japanese/Korean girls were gawking at my tenderloin wrap with mozzarella and ham. :) We didn't try the restos at D'mall (an open shopping and foodcourt) coz it was just sooo hot inside with less air coming from the beach.

The activities were fun. We first tried the ATV (all-terrain vehicle). Boy is it heavy!!! And boy is it hard for someone who never tried any motor vehicle or bicycle even. but after awhile, you'll get use to it. You’ll go up Mt. Luho, the highest peak in Boracay. :) Honestly, it was tiring but worth every sweat and aching muscle. Going down was fun coz I was pretty used to navigating. We also visited the butterfly Farm of Fairways and Bluewater. :)
I would try ATV again next time. :) I definitely will!

The island hopping is a must for every Boracay visitor. You'll see the crocodile island, go and visit Crystal Cove and its caves, go snorkeling and feed the cute little fishes, eat fresh seafood (best crab I’ve ever eaten so far) and shop for cheap genuine pearls and precious stones. the boyfriend got me a southsea pearl necklace and earrings! Awww! They do accept credit cards for the pearls which I must say is a plus. I also got some souvenirs here for the boyfie's sisters. :)

Of course, one mustn’t forgo not getting body art like henna or glimmer tattoo. In my case I got both. They also offer hair braiding but I think it’s too much for me.
Also get a relaxing massage from the manangs for about Php200 to Php300($5 approx.) for full body massage. If you prefer bit privacy, try Pallaso Spa located at Boracay Peninsula. I can vouch for their signature massage that cost us Php499 ($7-8 approx.)

If you're in for a late snack, try the sidewalk inihaw(grillery) for cheap price. They have dried fish, b-b-q, isaw and my fave Jumbo Hot Dog! Comes in sweet and spicy variant, our 3 jumbo hotdogs is just P120 ($2.50 approx)

Try also Bombom Bar located at Station 2 near Red Coconut, a good distance away from Boracay Regency. J They offer a lot of cocktails and great reggae music. Just the right beat for the Island.

As for our hotel, Boracay Regency boasts of 3 pools. One with an bar that serves great cocktail that got me a little tipsy (melon something). Its one of the biggest hotel/resort in Boracay with great staff and great food! For 4 days and 3 nights, we were well fed, our room kept tidy and transfer to and fro were very well arranged.

We love Boracay so much that we extended our trip for another day. We played around the beach. We swam on the clear blue water and enjoyed the white sand. We had drinks and pizza brought to us from one of Boracay regency's many Restos. We lounged till we were toasted! Oh boy we were toasted. I'm sooo dark and my sunburn itches like crazy. But no regrets! Me loves Boracay and the Island sun.

This is one fabulous trip. And it wouldn’t be possible if I don’t have a generous boyfriend who may not like me buying a lot of make-ups and clothes… but pretty much gives me what I need… a relaxing and invigorating vacation.

DAY 1: May 23, 2005 Friday

1) coz i'm leaving on a jetplace

2) can't wait to see bora'!

3) Dock at Caticlan.. about to board a local speedboat

4.) Finally! Boracay Regency Hotel and Resort.. Room 383
Our King size bed, sofa and verandah.. sigh!
(we got the premiere, request for a king size bed and bathtub)

5) Super duper gigantic bed! :)

6) bathtub! my fave.. i already soaked in here after i took some pics.. :)

7) glass window of the bathroom! :) hyatt, is that you?
totally one for the honeymooners.. hihihi!

8) Our little sofa

9) view from our veranda.. :) this the new garden wing of the hotel.. the 1st floor rooms have pool access.. (baby, we'll get that room next time promise? joke!)

10) 1st stop: lunch at Paraiso Bar and Grill Restaurant(our fave resto in Bora)
best pizza in town but i'm sold on the pork liempo alone. :)

11) our 1st pic with our stomach full! :)

12) the view.. sigh! i truly love boracay!

13) Dong! our little "way" to and fro our hotel to the white beach.
hi! financer! hehehe!

14) ce'st moi!

15) Tattoo boutique besides Red Coconut

16) Because i'm crazy about him...

17) because he's a scorpio (virgo's perfect match)

18) ack!!

19) tricycle ride to our first activity

20) on top of mt. luho... you can't imagine how we got here!

21) so tired going down from the freakingly steep steps of mt. luho
(i knew i should've brought my rubbershoes...)

22) vvvvrrooom.. vrroooommm!!
ATV!! it hurts but it felt so great!!! :)

23) ghost rider boy! :)

24) Biker couples.. :)

25) meet mikki ... the "pa-mikki" hehehe

26) butterfly farm @ fairways and blue water, boracay

27) butterfly! :)

28) one for the road.. :)

29) Mikki: Papa, just one kiss!! pleeasse!!
R: hmmm...

30) shen: hurry up, beib!! please!

Day 2: May 24, 2008 Saturday

31) baby excited.. to eat at Puka Island!

32) kubo

33) the boat with a bar and sort of gondola on top.. :) sweet!

34) crystal cove

35) going down cave 1 (scared!)

36) couple's pic @ cave 1, crystal cove

37) another pic.. :) the water here is fantastic!

38) Queen of the island. lol!

39) cave 2

40) still in cave 1 (Marina's shell??)

41) cave 2..

43) another fab view.. i wish you guys were there.. haii

44) outside the cove.. :)

44) snorkeling!!

45) feeding the fish!

46) mini cave!

47) i keep taking pic of him while he was talking.. this is the most decent of the bunch

48) i'd sail next time

49) view again

50) love the beach

51) BUSOG na.. :)

52) just the two of use (before dinner)

53) FHM potential?

54) i'm making pa-sexy here!

55) waah!

56) hahaha!!

57) hehehe!

58) wacky pic of the boyfie

59) wow! macho! hehehe!

60) sleepy na? :)

61) on the big bed.. :)

62) by the veranda

63) on the couch

64) there is no excuse not to use make-up

65) Family Picture

66) Boracay sandcastle

67) Bombom Bar

Day 3: May 25, 2008 Sunday
Chilling under the Sun

68) soaking wet from the beach and the sun beating down on us!

69) uii!! pa-sexy again.. this is the reason i'm sooo dark na!

70) pa-sexy again

71) shen loves who?? hehehe!

72) ui! Kikay Pinay was here!

coz we were so toasted and sunburned.. we decided to torture our skin more!

73) Boracay Ink: Kikay Pinay

74) Island in the sun
Glimmer tattoo located at the D'mall

75) coz we had so much time on our hands.. :)

76) my Duke's paws

77) our farewell dinner

78) last moments in our wonderful room

79) Bye bye Boracay!
sniff! sniff
Lunch @ Aria, D'mall

that's all pretties!

much love,
The Kikay Pinay
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