Reader Questions Answered (better late than never!)

From Aizza Carmela

Q: hi shen... may i ask kung napapalitan ba ng bulb yung vanitybasics laighted mirror mo?

A: Yes, you just need to unscrew the upper portion of the mirror. Well, I'm leaving it to the BF or Dad to replace it if ever. They are more adepth as that sort of thing that I am.

But if you want a more affordable vanity lamp try Suesh or just buy those clip-on lamps at ACE Hardware. Will show you mine soon!!


From Jel

Q: hi shen! can you help me choose what liptar to purchase, been craving for a baby pink liptar,thanks! memento, hush or divine?which is closest to baby pink?

A: A nice Baby pink liptar is would Memento or Divine. Hush is leans more on the pale peach nude lip shade. :)


From Tin

Q: sis, alam mo ba kung merong essie's matte about you sa Philippines? :) and if ever where?:) thanks

A: Unfortunately, I am not as knowledgable as other bloggers like Nikki, DigitalTraincase and Fab Ur Nails, when it comes to nail polishes so i really can't answer this questions. But I highly advise you to ask them instead.

I do know that Essie is distributed in Rustan's, do try to call them and ask for the shade you are looking for. :)


From NQKat

Q: Does Cinema Secret have a store in Manila?

A: Yes, they do! I remember they have them in Sta. Lucia Mall, Landmark and selected Beauty by SM Stores. :)


From Ramblings and Raves of Some Sweet Nothings

Q: hi shen want to ask about Linden Suites, i noticed that you stayed the room for more than 5 paxs. are they strict on no of paxs pag pasok ng hotel? i am planning to book a room when im back in PI but we're 10. do you think it's okay. thanks shen

A: The suite my cousin got is good for 6 people for the night stay. But visitors can stay until 12 midnight. :) I'm sure you can get around that as long as you keep it quiet. I love the staff of Linden Suites, they are very accommodating and easy to deal with. But we also tried not to cause too much trouble though. :)


From Maria

Q: hi Ms. Shen, what's a good inexpensive foundation to use? im on a tight budget since im still a college student. i'm currently trying the Maybelline Clear Smooth mineral liquid foundation and the Clear Smooth aqua foundation. im not sure if my face is really oily xxx, especially the forehead or it's the foundation. i thinking of buying the clear smooth press powder to keep the shine down. should i or gt a different foundation instead? thank you very much! :)

A: Hi Maria, I would suggest that you buy a pressed powder and an oil blotting powder to reduce the oil buildup on your forehead. Do you set your liquid foundation with a setting powder or a pressed powder? Mineral liquid foundation are not ideally suited for those with oily skin but this can be resolved by dabbing powder on the oily area. Sine you are in a budget and in college, I wouldn't consider it wise to change liquid foundation if you have one that you use but must only tweek a little.

Liquid foundation, I found, is an important investment and those that I've tried that comes in an affordable price doesn't compare with expensive ones. Maybe, if you finish up the Maybelline Clear Smooth Mineral Liquid Foundation (which is good and very affordable) and have some extra moolah over the holidays you can shell out for a quality liquid foundation like my favorite Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation and my favorite cream foundation Shu Uemura Nobara Cream foundation. Those I tell you are the best and totally worth a few missed lunch and dinners for me. :)


From Diane:

Q: xxx I'm currently looking for a good makeup school and I read that you actually enrolled in one. May I ask where you enrolled and how much did it cost you? xxx

A: I went to Basement Academy and took their Basic Makeup Artistry Course under Cheryl Cabanos. I enjoyed my classes tremendously and was blessed to have a very intelligent and knowledgable teacher. :)

Ms. Cheryl now has her own teaching school and this is her information:

CHERYL CABANOS MAKEUP ACADEMY for inquiries please call 0916-633-71-78 (TIMOG QC)

* Personal Make up Course
* Professional Makeup Course
* Hairstyling Course
* Airbrush Makeup Course
* Special Effects Master Class

HD Makeup Studio & Academy and Basement Academy
LG5, Lower Ground, City and Land Mega Plaza (blue & white bldg behind Robinsons Galleria), ADB Ave
Ortigas Center, Pasig, Philippines

My tuition during that time was Php18,000.00. (inclusive of models, exclusive of materials). I suggest you do research on them more since I am not aware of their updated fees. :)


From Bea

Q: hi po gusto ko lang po itanong kung saan nakakabili nung colour collection lipstick.. xxx

A: You can buy Colour Collection from any Saralee or Tupperware agents. :) They also have a showroom in Chino Roces if I'm not mistaken. :)


Hope you find my answers to your queries are sufficient enough. If you have anymore question just contact me via the form on the tabs, cbox or by placing your questions on the comments. :)

Thanks so much!!

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  1. hi shen, thanks for the mention =)

    to jel,

    i have essie matte about you on hand now, i will be selling them tomorrow and on sunday, at the Karl Edwards Bazaar, NBC Tent, Taguig (10am to 7pm)

    sol of

  2. Shen, I've been looking for a clip on lamp for my vanity. Meron pala sa Ace Hardware? May I know how much and which branch you got yours from? I'll wait for you to feature it, so I'll see how it looks like :)


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