Beauty Diary: Fortune Told, Dream Collected and Meaner Greens

Today was a hectic day. I had an early client meeting with a real estate company and then I had to rush to an event and talk shop with one of the brand heads. #careermodeon

But I was sure glad to have spent an hour chatting with some of my favorite beauty and fashion editors. I always get to learn a lot of things from them. :)

Then, I had to rush a few reports (my fault) and a proposal my client was requesting. And come end of business, I received a client call and had to entertain it with my colleague. But that's all in a day's work.  I may have anticipated the moment i stepped out of work but I was happy for a fruitful day that I taught me a lot of things.

What happened in between, was what's making me smile....

What motivates me right now is the trailer of The Butler , a true story based on the life of Eugene Allen. He's an African-American Butler of the White House for 8 US Presidents. I read the article on Washington Post on whicch the movie was based on last night and I was in tears after. It's amazing what humility can teach a man. I do wish though that Lee Daniel keep the movie balanced and not too dark. I can't wait to see Oprah and Robin Williams on the big-screen again. Oprahs acting based on the trailer seemed so natural.

I can't wait to see this film.
The reason why I anticipated the end of working hours was the fact that I was to visit
S&R to stock up on some of my juicing supplies. Thanks to Jheng who got me interested in juicing on my own. And to my dad who lend me the family juicer.

Wanted to get beets but S&R doesn't have them. A friend mentioned Cash & Carry has them but that's way too far from my route and would cost me more. If you happen to chance upon beets, let me know! I would love to try them.

Here's my Meaner Greens Recipe
I got the inspiration from Jheng and the documentarty Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. :)
  • 2 inches of Ginger (the spicy taste helps cut the taste of the greens)
  • 2 handful of Malunggay leaves
  • 1 handful of Broccoli
  • 1 handful of Romaine lettuce
  • 5 stalks of celery
  • 2 green apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 slice of pineapple
  • 1 cup of coconut water
As you all know, I'm not a veggie-eater. But as you can see from photo above, i have mean greens up there. That's because I can take the taste of veggie's when it's juiced. Thanks to the apple that cuts the bitter taste that leafy veg have. Just so we're clear, I'm not juicing to lose weight. I just want to have enough nutrition in my body for my crazy wacked daily sched.

After coming from a bad weekend of fever that included sore throat and cough, I swore that I will try to eat/drink more fruits and veggies. Here's to hoping that I make it through and make this a permanent part of life. The only trouble I encounter with juicing is how limited the veggies available here are. And often times, they are not the best quality.

I also got to reuse some of my Starbucks glass bottles I got from S&R. Nice, noh? :)

If you want to follow our juicing journey, check out the #JuicingwithShen and #JuicingwithJheng hashtags. I will try to blog more about this since I get a few requests on how I make them and the ingredients I use. :)

Another thing that is making me look forward to tonight is the fact that I get to take home with me the new Maybelline Dream Collection. Maybelline has recently launched a line of new liquid mousse foundations and bouncy mousse blushes. All of which I can say looks positively great on Pinay skin, oily and dry skin alike.

Given that we are a powder and lipstick country, as mentioned by Maybelline Chief Makeup Artist, Archibald Tolentino, they are hoping that this new collection will encourage a lot of Filipinas to try more than the usual. If you're wondering what happened at the launched, check out #MaybellineDream on your twitter. They've got fantastic photos there.

With Jim and Chuchie at Stella, BHS

I also got to spend time chatting with Jim Ryan Ros and Chuchie Ledesma. Jim is one of Maybellines makeup artist and he does training nationwide. If you're impressed with Maybellines BA in your city, that's probably because Jim and Archie works hard to train these girls to give you the best that Maybelline has to offer.

Chuchie's been a friend for many years, too. I first met her when got me to write beauty articles for Zen Health. She then started to pursue makeup artistry which I think is the right path given her dedication, talent and passion. She's amazing, I tell you. Fun and chica, too!

Another interesting that happened to me during the Maybelline Dream Launch event is that I got my fortune told by a Tarot Reader! How cool is that. :)

The tarot reader got most things right, mainly on my expenses and how I should manage it. Freakiest thing he got that I was going to Hong Kong this year! I love that there are nice earning opportunities that will come my way this year and that I might even get writing stints in magazine come next year. I can't wait! 

I like getting my fortune told! There's something about knowing what's gonna happen (even if it isn't real) that eases me. It's a placebo-effect working effortlessly on me.

Oh! One more thing! Colour Collection by Tupperwarebrands Philiippines has recently launched a new set of lipsticks, Ultimate Wear. It comes in a thin tube packaging that makes it's easy to store in your kit or evening bag. It promises long staying color without drying out the lips. Just to give you a sneak peek, here's one of the prettiest shades, Naked Peach. It already has several likes on my Instagram. And believe me when I say that the photo doesn't even come close on how pretty this shade is in real life. 

Can't wait to shoot them this weekend and swatch them to m heart's content. Le Happy Sigh.

I can't believe that I did all this blogging on my iPad 4 with Smart LTE. It's amazing what a fast internet can do. Good thing I procured my latest gadget at Smart. Even with the harsh weather, my connection didn't get wonky. So sad that the unli-LTE is only available until June 31, 2013! I better start using this connection up!

Tomorow's another hectic day and I'm really not looking forward to it. But it's Friday so I gotta give it that. I'm also eager for Saturday to come coz I'll be seeing my BBFF, Jheng, again! I wonder what crazy things we're going to do this weekend. #LOL

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