Thursday, May 19, 2011

My so-called-Beauty Editor-Life: Bright on!

Shoot I did for Asian Dragon. Loving the peacock eyeshadow on Shawn! In reality, this girl doesn't wear any makeup except for when on tv or for magazines, but I think the colors look awesome on her. Photo by: Dix Perez

This was for the September 2008 issue of Metro, where I worked for 3 years as Beauty Editor. One thing I loved about my old job was that I got to work with one of my best friends, Sarah, ALL THE TIME. This was shot in Bella Roca and her makeup was by another close friend, Jigs Mayuga! Photo by Paolo Pineda

This was shot with Jigs doing makeup again! This time with Monica! I spent many years going to gigs and gossiping with this girl, and would also book her for shoots regularly. Pays to have pretty friends! haha! This was for Metro magazine. Photograph by Dix Perez

I chose these particular photos because of the bright colors. We still have a few weeks left before summer is officially over, so keep those juicy orange and hot pink lip colors out and rainbow hued eye shadows out for a little longer!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Relax: Bliss Nail and Day Spa

 My nails were in dire need of a manicure and pedicure. The past month was so busy for me that I totally just neglected them and they were a few days shy of being totally embarrassing. I'm based in the south for most of the week nowadays, but weekends are still spent in Katipunan, so last Sunday I finally got to try my friend's nail salon. Say hello to Bliss Nail and Day Spa.
I love how you feel like you are sitting in the middle Tiffany and Co. box while getting your nails done. Great color choice for the spa, it's very relaxing.
 They use mostly Essie nail polish and gave me a whole basket to choose from before starting.
I think it's noteworthy that they have lacquers that are safe for pregnant women. When I was pregnant, this whole formaldehyde, toluene and DBP free thing didn't exist yet.
 My one suggestion is to have more out of the box colors. They are very complete with the regular colors though so no worries for most people...but I'm not a normal girl lol ;p Would have loved to see more hyper colors, blues, greens, black etc.
 I chose a pinky coral for my toe nails :D (Btw, still loving my tat. Looks good after 3 years!)
And for my fingers, I used the same shade but mixed with this seafoam green shade that I brought with me that I got from Sydney.

It was an awesome afternoon and long overdue. I'm always so stressed out so a couple of hours of pampering really was BLISS.

Bliss Nail and Day spa is located at G/F Elizabeth Hall, Katipunan. Make at appointment by calling 5020257