All posts tagged: miscellaneous

A couple of FOTDs and a hi!

Long time, no see. I don’t know if you remember me (haha), but hi! I haven’t been around because… I haven’t been buying new stuff and I guess I went through (am going through?) a few crises at the moment that don’t leave me much time for beauty pursuits. I’m making an effort again, though. Because it turns out that I actually really like doing this. So, hi! Again. So, I guess I wanted to say that yes, I’ve been wearing makeup still though not as much as I used to, and no, I haven’t been taking care of my skin as well as I ought to, maybe. I’m working on it, though, do not judge. I’ve been wearing a few staples lately, though, namely the Urban Decay Naked 3 and the shu uemura ME medium brown 885 mainly, for eyeshadow. I’ve also been going to town with winged liner. I like it! For this look, I wore my OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Lydia, but I took this after I got home from dinner …

Happy New Year

Hey everyone! Happy new year. 🙂 I’m going to go back into the swing of things. The holidays really threw me for a loop. I have an irrational fear of being unproductive but at the same time, the holidays really exist to get together with friends and family and to spend time with them. So no more to feeling guilty! We had a family photo (my dad’s side/extendeds) and it’s kind of funny but I kept going back to old faves and reliables. Here’s a not-so-great photo of me, my sister, and our dog, Noah, that I nicked from her Instagram account: I’m wearing Ellis Faas Skin Veil in S104L*, Ellis Faas Concealer in S204*, LMdB Eye Brightening and Setting Powder in Refresh, NYX Blush in Taupe, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette (Dim, Incandescent, and Radiant Light), NARS And God Created the Woman Palette (Alhambra and Galapagos), K-Palette 1Day Magic Liquid Eyeliner*, Nature Republic By Flower Auto Eyebrow in 2, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bahama, and FALSIES. :0 I’m wearing Red Cherry Lashes …

Project 10 Pan Update + Project Make-a-Dent

Hey all, just an update on my Project 10 Pan post from a month ago. I know it seems to early to have an update already, but a lot of the things I picked out were old, so I ended up crossing stuff out from my list pretty early. The empties are: — Majolica Majorca Lash King mascara: I’m pretty generous with giving mascara time, but this one smelled a little funkier the last time I used it, so into the bin it goes. Eye of Horus Natural Mascara*: Tossing because old. Maybelline The Hypercurl Mascara*: It dried out already, sniff. — K-Palette Liquid Eyeliner in 01: The unthinkable happened! I used up a beauty product. Granted, it’s a liquid eyeliner I’ve had for well over a year, but still. It totally counts. Ahava Essential Day Moisturizer*: One of the best, lightweight moisturizers I’ve ever used. Perfect for daily use.

The Weekender No. 3

Hey everyone! 🙂 It’s time for The Weekender, which is a series that has been progressively boring in my humble opinion. I haven’t been doing much outside of the house if only for the fact that the approaching holidays means a sudden avalanche of deadlines and yes. Hmm. I have seen The Hobbit twice, though, and it was still excellent the second time around. I love the book, but I did enjoy the liberties that they took with making the movie. Except maybe for the romantic angle, but that’s neither here nor there. ON INSTAGRAM Are you on Instagram? So am I. 🙂 Follow me on @presidents if you are so inclined. My sister & I are setting up a shop! / My brother and Noah got a haircut~ / Re-reading one of my favorite books for class An FOTD wearing shadows from The Hobbit Collection by Shiro / New coffee shop discovery: Yardstick at Legazpi Village / Nature Republic Snail Solution Set Oh, and another cool thing: I finally had the first roll off …

#YolandaPH

(image via, credits to Agence France-Presse) Hello everyone. Just announcing a quick pause in regular posting. As you may or may not have heard, a typhoon called “Haiyan” (“Yolanda” is its local name here) swept through certain regions of my country, the Philippines. My hometown is considerably far from where Haiyan/Yolanda hit the strongest, which is the Visayas region. Tacloban experienced a storm surge, where the waters rose to about 15 feet, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Currently, the death toll is in the hundreds (reportedly about a thousand in total, but I can’t confirm) and there are a lot of structural damage in certain parts of the Visayas. Haiyan/Yolanda is on its way out of the Philippine area of responsibility, but we are left with entire cities to take care of and help out. Please consider making a donation (I’ll leave the info below) or sparing a thought or two for those who have lost a lot. Haiyan/Yolanda has been reported to have slowed down as it exits, but please be vigilant …