New York, you’re a dream.

AHHHHH so today is the anniversary of my blog!!! 💜

And what better way to celebrate than to publish a post after sooooo long (I know it’s been ages 😅)

To be honest, the latter part of 2017 was very overwhelming. When I found out I got into the school I auditioned for and that I was finally moving to my dream city BLEW MY MIND. I had to prepareee!!!! Oh and if you haven’t caught on yet….

IM IN NEW YORKKKK!!!!!!!!! I’m living the dream and I am loving it, REALLY.

Ok so back to what I was talking about… Moving wasn’t easy. (physically or mentally). First of all, packing was a killer. Idk how ya’ll do it. I’ve always had a hard time packing for vacation and so you can just imagine how difficult it was for me to pack for my move. And mind you, I had to carry all those bags… as in ME (and my mom helped too). So I ended up cursing myself in my mind – “Kc why did you bring those shoes you dont need them!!!” “Kc what is up with all these jackets!!!!” “Kc WHYYYYY” hahahaha. In the end though, I was triumphant. All my things fit into my very small space and to be honest, I’m loving the tiny house vibes. I love that I have all I need in this tiny space. I don’t need more. It’s comfy and homey (and tbh it’s great cause NY is COOOOLDDDD and I love coming home to my warm tiny space)

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This is one side of my room. My comfy bed and my stuffed animal friends!

I’m staying in Brooklyn Heights. It’s a beautiful neighborhood! The streets are gorgeous and this area is great! It’s near downtown Brooklyn and so there are many restaurants and stores and at the same time, it’s a train ride away from my school. So yay! Im living with one of my classmates, Luiza. She’s from Brazil and she’s lovely! We get along so well and I feel so lucky 😭

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If you guys don’t know, I’m currently attending a musical theatre conservatory program in NYFA (New York Film Academy). It runs until September unless I decide to take the second year and stay another year.

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So Orientation Week was AMAZING. We had all sorts of social events and insightful talks with the heads of our department. Our Creative Director is Kristy Cates! If you guys don’t know, she actually played Elphaba on Wicked for a while and she just finished Charlie and the Chocolate factory so that’s COOOL. For one of our social events, we went bowling in Times Square! I haven’t gone bowling in a while and so I wasn’t too great but I had fun nonetheless.

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Here’s a picture from the NYFA instagram! My friends Carly, Luiza (my roommate), Savanna and Kamilla say hellooo!

Our class consists of 9 girls from ALL OVER THE WORLD. Some from Brazil, Iceland, Colombia, Scotland, oh and Texas (hi carly 😂) Everyone here is SOOO talented. We all have different voices and skillsets and I think that’s what makes everything so fun and interesting. Literally, the first few days of class, we each had to sing a part of a song to give the teachers a feel of our voices. And I couldn’t but admire everyone in that room. We all have a similar dream and we’re all here to learn and work on ourselves. I think it’s beautiful seeing someone work hard to do what they love. We’re in this together and I love how supportive we’ve been from the start.

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Aside from my classmates, my teachers are CRAZY talented. Most of them if not all have been on Broadway. I’ve been researching on each one and their credentials are AMAZING. I feel so honored to even be in their presence. And you know what I love even more??? How passionately they talk about their craft. Oh my God. They love what they’re doing. You can tell by the way they talk about their certain subject on the very first day of class. There is so much passion in their faces and voices, it’s just so admiring. Some of them, haven’t had it easy but they still continued because they love what they do. (And can I just say…. my jazz teacher was in Chicago the movie!!! She was the one who said “He ran into my knife! He ran into my knife 10 times!!!!” hahaha she’s amazing and the sweetest really) Anyway, one thing one of my teachers told us is that he wants to teach us in such a way that he is teaching us to be teachers. He wants us to teach others and to spread this amazing love for the Performing Arts and Musical Theatre and there’s nothing I wanna do more. I wanna learn all I can and bring home everything I can so that I can do my part and share what I’ve learned and my passion with others and the world.

This week I had my first week of classes which was already INTENSE. If you wanna know what I mean… I have to learn 4 songs, watch 3 musicals and answer some worksheets by next week. The workload is insane. Everyday there’s a new song to learn, a new dance to choreograph, a new monologue to memorize. But I am not complaining. Sure, 9-6 classes get tiring. 3 hour voice class? Yeah, it gets crazy. Dance classes back to back? DAMN I AM SORE. BUT AHHHH I AM SO HAPPY. I am crying as I type this!!!! Everyday I get to wake up and do what I love. I have been wanting this for years and now I get to live it. I miss home more than ever but I can’t help but feel this is where I belong. I love what I do. I love it so much. And I can’t wait to see where this takes me.

New York, you’re a dream.

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Life Update on Leadiiinglady 🌸

Hi guys! Leadiiinglady here 💜

I know, I know. It’s been forever since I’ve written a blog post. Haven’t updated this site in almost 4 months WHEW. I apologize, especially to my followers, for being AWOL. I have been crazy busy since August and I’m still pretty busy now. And so you can imagine how surprised I was to check my blog and see that the interaction I’m still getting is INSANE and so THANK YOUUUUU to those who still check out my blog. It means so much!!!!!!!!

Okay, so back to the reason I’m writing this blog post – here’s a major update on my life: I’M MOVING TO NEW YORK ON DECEMBER 30. Yup. This girl is moving to the big apple in less than 2 months. (That’s pretty much the reason why I haven’t been active.) I’ve been fixing my plans, figuring out how to settle down over there, spending time with my loved ones and pretty much enjoying and savoring every bit of my tropical life here in the Philippines.

If you guys don’t know, I’m moving to New York to fulfill my life long dream of studying Musical Theatre. Since I was a little girl, this was my ultimate goal and now that it’s actually happening – I am very overwhelmed. I sometimes still cry just thinking about it. I can’t believe this dream of mine is coming true… it’s not even a dream anymore – it’s going to be my reality in 2 months!!!!!!!! And to make everything feel even more real – I LEGIT PAID DOWNPAYMENT FOR THE PLACE IM STAYING AT THERE!!!! AHHHHHH!!!

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Now you guys might be wondering – will “leadiiinglady” still exist in New York?

Well, the answer is YES. Although I’m going to be busy with 10-7 classes almost everyday, I will be sure to update this blog with more makeup posts, skincare reviews, fashion lookbooks PLUS an inside look at my crazy life in the city that never sleeps (I mean how can I not blog about this amazing experience I’m going to have??!!!) I know that it won’t always be easy but I’m looking forward to experiencing new things in a new country with people who share the same passion as I do.

At the end of the day, all I can say is that I feel blessed. Again, thank you so much for sticking by me and supporting my passions these past few months. It means soooo much. I wish you guys all the best and I can’t wait to share my New York life with you guys.

Til next time! 💜

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Makeup Art: Flowers, the Sky and the Sea 💜

Hi guys! So I’m back again with ANOTHER makeup shoot 🌸

If you noticed, the title of this blog post has the word ‘art’ in it. That’s because to do these makeup looks, I used my ‘artsy side’. I love to paint. My favorite kind of paint is acrylic. It’s been an interest of mine since I was in HS. If you came into my room, the first thing you would notice are the bunch of canvases displayed all around. These are paintings I’ve done since I was 14 years old.

For this shoot, I wanted a makeup x painting kind of look. And so I decided to focus on two things: the eyes and the lips. Good thing my model, Ylo has both beautiful eyes and lips (hehe love u). She’s my good friend and she’s beautiful! Check out her IG here! 🙂

I did two looks for this shoot, a floral makeup look & a sky and sea makeup look. Hope you guys like them! All photos were taken and processed by me 🌸

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For the first look, I did a ‘floral summary kind of look’. For her eyeshadow base, I used Juvia’s Nubian Palette. I used the light bronze and glittery orange shade. I darkened her crease with the Naked Basics Palette. For her liner, I used my metallic green face paint stick and for the liner under her eye I used an orange metallic color. The flowers on her eyes were done using face paint and a super tiny paint brush. It was really hard to do the flowers because the face paint was slippery and so sometimes it wouldnt stay and so I had to really use a lot of paint. To finish up this look, I used Revlon’s Crimson lipstick for her lips! It just complements her eye makeup beautifully! (Also look at her skin color! It’s GORGEOUS! Perfect for this look 🌞)

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 The pictures posted above were taken with my ringlight. Here are some photos of the makeup look with natural lighting 🙂

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For the second look, I used cool tones and so yes, super opposite of the first look. I wanted to paint (symbolically) the sky and sea on her face. It was quite difficult. But in the end, the look worked. I couldn’t help but sing “how far I’ll go” while doing this because seriously… “see the line where the sky meets the sea, it calls meeee”! 🌊

For this look, I really played around. I didn’t have a solid plan when I started. I just had an idea that I wanted there to be some sort of sea and sky. For her eyeshadow base, I used my Pro 28 Rainbow Metallics eyeshadow palette! The blue colors are sooo pretty! I used three shades of blue: sky blue, dark blue and blue green. I also used Juvia’s Nubian Palette for this certain shade of dark blue. For the clouds on her eyes, I used white face paint. The clouds are so cute hahahaha and then I finished up her eyes by adding blue glitter. I always freak out when I work with glitter cause it gets everywhere but it just completes the look and so I had to use it! For her lips, I used the metallic blue face paint stick and added glitters for one half and white face paint + blue face paint for the other half. It supposed to represent the deep part of the sea (the dark side) and the shore (the light side).

All in all, it wasn’t an easy look to do (it was quite messy) but it was really fun! And look the pictures are nice!!!

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Hope you guys enjoyed my latest makeup looks 💜

Ty again to Ylo for being such a wonderful model!

If you guys are interested in a photoshoot or have some makeup ideas, don’t hesitate to contact me through Instagram DM or email (leadiiinglady@gmail.com)

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Til the next post!

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DISCLAIMER: These are my personal ideas/designs! But of course, they were inspired by several looks on the internet! I added my own twists. Also, all these photos were taken and processed by me and so they belong to me! Thank you!

Solar Madness 🌌

It’s been a while, but I’m baaaack ❤

Plus I can finally wear eye makeup!!! And so what better way to celebrate than do a makeup shoot?!??!

This is a shoot I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I got inspired because I saw these cool galaxy contact lenses while I was scrolling through my facebook feed and so I said, “Hey, why not do a shoot like this???” Unfortunately, I still cannot use contact lenses because I’m recovering from an infection (HUHU) and so I decided to just make the face makeup more bongga instead!

I wanted to make this shoot a bit different from the rest and so I decided to do 3 looks: one each representing a different planet. I chose Mars, Neptune and of course, Mother Earth. I chose these 3 planets based on their colors since I wanted a variety! (And so yes, I researched). And for each look, I wanted it to be placed differently on my face and so one is focused on the forehead while the other is focused on half of the face and so on. (you’ll see what I mean hehe)

Anyway, this shoot was pretty simple and I really enjoyed it 💖 It was actually a lot quicker than I thought it would be 😅 Hope you guys like it! Let me know in the comments what you guys think! Looking forward to it xx

1. NEPTUNE

For Neptune, the color palette was full of blues, purples and blue greens (I LOVE THESE COLORS). For my face makeup, I used eyeshadow (YES, that’s a lot of eyeshadow) but the effect was magical – I loved how sparkly and glittery it was. I used the Nubian 2 Palette as well as my Pro 28 Rainbow Mettalics. I then used some face paint sticks with metallic colors, purple, blue and green to kind of add some depth and shape. And then I blended it all in.

For this look, I chose to have bold brows and lips thus the really dark brows and the black lips. I loved the effect and how it looked dark yet magical. Oh, and I used an Acrylic Marker (that writes on ANYTHING) for the stars and constellations. I know, pretty crazy. It was the only thing that worked!!!! (But of course, I made sure that I could easily wash it off by testing it first. The last thing I wanted was a permanent stain on my face. Hahahah anyway, here’s the final look! 💜

2. MARS

I chose Mars as one of my three looks because I wanted to do a pinkish, reddish, goldish look <333 because the colors are beautiful!!! I loved how this turned out!!! I chose to do the half face one for this and I loved the effect. For my face makeup, I used the Nubian 2 palette again! This palette is so pigmented, it’s amaziiiing!!!!

I also used the metallic face paint pens such as orange and pink for more glitter and effect! I decided to keep my brows soft and as for my lips, I chose a red shade but made sure to add a bit of gold in the middle- for a “golden effect”. In the end, I love how this look looks burnt but golden at the same time. Definitely one of my faves ❤️

3. EARTH

Of course, I wouldn’t forget our dear Mother Earth ❤ I decided to do Mother Earth with a twist which is to add some pink! (Cause you don’t see the pink from space right) The pink represents nature – all the pretty flowers!!! For this look, I wanted to kind of make it look like a mask. In the end, I figured I got it right cause when my cousin saw me, he said “Cool mask!” hahahaha. Again, I used the Pro 28 Rainbow Metallics palette as well as the Nubian 2 palette for my face makeup! It’s all about the blues and greens for this look!

For my eyes, I used the face paint pen to mark my under eyes with green and pink for an accent and I really liked the turn out. For my lips, I decided to keep it pink and natural – it was a really good decision because there was a nice contrast between the busy eye area and the chill lip area. Sometimes, simplicity is key 💙

AHHHH I hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures as much I enjoyed painting the look ❤ It’s been a while and so it feels great to be back in the zone! AND, since I’m back, stay tuned for more makeup shoots!!! As well as something new on my blog soon! STAY TUNED Y’ALL ✨

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Hope you’re all having a great week! 😉

Til the next post!

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DISCLAIMER: These are my personal designs which of course were inspired by others but I added my own twist to make these looks different! Also, all picture were taken by me and are my property! Thank you!

Coachella Fashion: Brave Heart, Free Spirit, Wild Style 🌸

Coachella Season.

One thing I love doing during Coachella season (since I can’t go there myself huhu) is looking at all the fashion outfits and makeup looks! Every year, there is always something new, something fresh, something different and I just love getting the inspiration for more looks!

This year I saw some really great looks and I thought hey, since I have a blog now why don’t I do my own Coachella x LeadiiingLady twist?!? HELL YEAH.

At first I was a bit hesitant to go for it because this is something really new to me. I haven’t posted a fashion blog post before nor have I posted a blog post with me actually modeling. But I thought about what I said in my previous blog post- that I can’t keep holding back because I’m insecure or afraid of what people might think. This is me being me, this is me expressing myself. This is something that I shouldn’t be ashamed of doing. And so after going back and forth, this post finally happened.

This is my first FASHION x MAKEUP POST and so please bear with me 😅 I’m not sure if I’m doing this right but hopefully I am! And if you enjoyed this post, please let me know in the comments section. That way, I can come up with better, more amazing posts for you guys in the future 💜

All fashion and makeup looks were done by me. All photos were taken by my amazing photographer/boyfriend, Boo Gabunada. Again, we’re trying out this MUA x Photographer tandem and it’s going REALLY WELL hehe and so I’ll be posting about a lot of more projects in the near future 😉

***NOTE: Some outfits/makeup looks were inspired by my favorite celebrities & bloggers at Coachella and so I’ll be posting their photos here for your reference!***

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For this look, I wanted to go for a feminine, simple and pretty look. Basically – “a breath of fresh air”. Which is why I chose to keep the outfit candid by using a plain white off shoulder top (H&M), a denim jumper (Cotton On) and a pair of beat up white converse (Converse).

For the makeup look, I chose a different take by making my eyes colorful by adding blue, purple, green and yellow eyeshadow under my eyes. Can I just say, I used Hello Gorgeous PH‘s rainbow eyeshadow/highlighter and it is THE BEST. It’s sooo pigmented and the colors are beautiful! Plus it stayed on the whole time!!! Beautiful product indeed! As for my hair, I did a pigtail french braid but it’s not seen 😦 I braided my hair cause I wanted a playful young look in the mix and this hairstyle exhibits just that!

In all, I loved how my makeup complemented my outfit. It gave a lot more life to the look without overpowering it – in the end, I was able to go for that flower child look with a colorful twist.

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Makeup used: Foundation – Etude House Double Lasting Foundation (Petal); Concealer – Fit Me Maybelline; Contour – Tony Moly Contour Stick; Powder – RCMA; Eyebrow – Clio Tattoo Killbrow (Dark Brown); Highlighter – Anastasia Glow Dip Palette; Blush – Glossier Cloud Paint (Dusk); Eyeshadow – Juvias (Nubian Palette), Naked 1 Palette, Lorac Pro Palette; (Under) Eyeshadow – Hello Gorgeous; Lipstick – Colourpop Lippe Stix (Brink)

 

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This next outfit was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers/vloggers, Claudia Sulewski! When I saw what she wore to Coachella Day 1, I told myself I had to include this look! It’s very edgy, boyish and most of all, it doesn’t look like a Coachella outfit at all WHICH MADE ME WANT TO DO IT MORE. Like I said, I love seeing fresh, unique, new outfits and this was it!!!

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If I had to choose any one of these outfits to actually wear out, it would be this one. The “boyish” side just calls to me hahaha! For this look, I chose a simple black tank top (Cotton On) and army pants (Cotton On) plus I decided to pair it with sneakers (F21) so that this outfit screams more than just “military!!!” As for my makeup, I used gold, bronze and dark brown for the colors of my eyeshadow and kept it simple with a reddish-ginger shade for my lips c/o my Kylie Liquid Lipstick in shade Ginger. I went for the same hairstyle as Claudia but since my hair is really short, it kept falling and so it ended up looking messier than planned (but tbh I think it made the whole thing looks better)

I love how the whole thing turned out. It had just the right amount of feminine in this boyish look.

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Makeup used: Foundation – Etude House Double Lasting Foundation (Petal); Concealer – Fit Me Maybelline; Contour – Tony Moly Contour Stick; Powder – RCMA; Eyebrow – Clio Tattoo Killbrow (Dark Brown); Highlighter – Anastasia Glow Dip Palette (Summer); Blush – Glossier Cloud Paint (Dusk); Eyeshadow – Juvias (Nubian Palette), Naked 1 Palette, Lorac Pro Palette; Naked Basics; Lipstick – Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick (Ginger)

 

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This next outfit was pretty much inspired by Kendall Jenner (her outfit in 2014) and another favorite blogger of mine, Griffin Arnlund (her outfit this year). I decided to mix up the two because I liked how my nude crochet top (@holyswimph) looked with my harem pants (from Cambodia). Plus I really love Kendall and Griffin’s fashion style!!!

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For this look, I wanted to go for a “pretty pink look” BUT with rainbow cheeks which is why I used the Hello Gorgeous Rainbow Highlighter again this time around but for my cheeks. (I didn’t want to make it too dark though and so I kept it pretty subtle.) As for my eyes, I added a bit more rose gold to the crease to kind of get that rosy look. My lips on the other hand were Revlon (Crimson) x Colourpop Metallic Liquid Lipstick (Maneater) because I wanted them to shine. For this look, I decided to keep my hair down and add a simple flower crown for that “girly” feel.

All in all, I think I ended up with this forest nymph fairy look with a touch of boho which I was happy with. The pictures though are a bit blurry 😦 cause this was the last set we took and we were losing light and so this was the best we could do. Hope you still like them though!

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Makeup used: Foundation – Etude House Double Lasting Foundation (Petal); Concealer – Fit Me Maybelline; Contour – Tony Moly Contour Stick; Powder – RCMA; Eyebrow – Clio Tattoo Killbrow (Dark Brown); Highlighter – Hello Gorgeous Rainbow highlighter; Blush – Glossier Cloud Paint (Haze); Eyeshadow – Juvias (Nubian Palette), Naked 1 Palette, Lorac Pro Palette; Lipstick – Revlon (Crimson) x Colourpop Metallics (Maneater)

 

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Who doesn’t love Vanessa Hudgens? She is the QUEEN of Coachella. And so this post wouldn’t be complete without recreating one of her best looks! I decided to go with one of the looks she did back in Coachella 2014. I loved this look! It was everything: edgy, girly, boho, summery, floral, etc!!! I tried my best to recreate this look with, of course, my own twist and I *think* it ended up looking good!

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My plan for this look was to channel my inner boho! I bought this dress before from Forever 21 but haven’t found the perfect time to use it UNTIL NOW. I also added a black lacey bra under for an extra “hmph” like what Vanessa did with her outfit! The boots are my mom’s (hahaha thanks mom) and as for the hat, I bought it from Cotton On! I chose “boho” accessories to use such as feathers (from Taiwan), chokers, colorful hoop earrings and those “circle shades”.

On the other hand, my makeup stayed pretty simple. All I did was darken my eyebrows a bit more and color my lips a darker shade of red (Revlon Crimson x MAC Paramount). I did this cause I wanted those features to pop. Just a note: when it comes to quick-changing makeup, best to focus on your lips and eyebrows. They only take a short time to fix PLUS they make a HUGE difference! As for my hair, I decided to keep it in a messy halfpony so that it wouldn’t be too “big” under the hat.

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Makeup used: Foundation – Etude House Double Lasting Foundation (Petal); Concealer – Fit Me Maybelline; Contour – Tony Moly Contour Stick; Powder – RCMA; Eyebrow – Clio Tattoo Killbrow (Dark Brown); Highlighter – Anastasia Glow Dip Palette (Summer); Blush – Glossier Cloud Paint (Dusk); Eyeshadow – Juvias (Nubian Palette), Naked 1 Palette, Lorac Pro Palette; Tartelette; Lipstick – Revlon (Crimson) x MAC (Paramount)

 

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But wait! This Coachella post wouldn’t be complete without a look from Vanessa’s best friend, Ashley!!! Again, this is a totally different lookdenim on denim, baby!!! I love denim. It’s my go-to fashion piece when I’m in a hurry or can’t think of anything else to wear. When all else fails, go denim. ANYWAY, I thought this look was really cool and different from the rest which is why I chose to include it in this post.

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For my outfit, I chose a black crop top (Cotton On) under to kind of cancel out all the denim. My denim jacket is from H&M while my BEAUTIFUL pants are from a thrift shop in the States. I’ve had these pants for years but I never wore them out and now I wonder WHYYYY??? because they are beautiful and the details are exquisite! Definitely wearing this out soon! Added a hat from Cotton On and wore high-heeled boots from Forever 21!

This is one of those looks which I spent a long while on hahaha for my makeup, I chose to keep my eyes dark with a bit of bronze for the under part. And if you noticed, I also added bronze dots above my eyebrow line. I would have wanted this to be jewel beads but I couldn’t find any 😦 and so that’s for another post, for sure!!! I used Juvia’s Nubian palette for this because it is SUPER pigmented!!! The color just sticks and so I had no problem making this look.

And omg is that a nose ring I see??? Hahaha dont worry mom, it’s fake hahaha I’m really into the nose ring look right now that I ordered a few from Armstrong and Smith! Their designs are really cute! You should check them out!!! My dream catcher necklace is actually from Boo! It’s from Taiwan! It’s a bit too big to wear to “normal” outings but I decided to wear it here cause it fit the occasion. AND who could miss my “eye” earring!!! Love this piece. It’s very edgy and unique and so I knew that it would go perfect with this outfit!

All in all, this was a super fun look to do! I enjoyed going out of my comfort zone and shooting this!!!

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Makeup used: Foundation – Etude House Double Lasting Foundation (Petal); Concealer – Fit Me Maybelline; Contour – Tony Moly Contour Stick; Powder – RCMA; Eyebrow – Clio Tattoo Killbrow (Dark Brown); Highlighter – Anastasia Glow Dip Palette (Summer); Blush – Glossier Cloud Paint (Dusk); Eyeshadow – Juvias (Nubian Palette), Naked 1 Palette, Lorac Pro Palette; Naked Basics; Lipstick – Happy Skin Cosmetics (Aurora)

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TADAAAAA so that’s what I’ve been working on for the past week!!! 💗 This has been such a fun blog post to shoot and prepare for! It’s way out of my comfort zone especially the fashion part because I have not yet posted a “fashion blog post” – I feel iffy about my style. But after writing that post about embracing and appreciating onself, I decided, what the hell, this is my way of expressing myself! And in the end, I’m proud of this. And I’m proud of myself.

Since I really enjoyed doing this post, stay tuned for way more makeup and fashion shoots coming your way!!! Boo and I are going to be teaming up again for other themed shoots and so if you’re interested to model for us, hit me up! Message me on Instagram/Twitter/Email (leadiiinglady@gmail.com) and I will get back to you asap 💜

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Sooooo… did you like this post? Loved it? Let me know in the comments section! Super appreciate all your kind words and suggestions! Keep being amazing guys! 💖

Disclaimer: All makeup and fashion looks were done by me! Some were guided by pegs/inspirations which I posted! Also, all photos were taken by Boo Gabunada! Please do not grab or use the photos without permission. Thank you!

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo your way & be a Princess for a day II 👸🏼👸🏻👸🏽

Hi everyone 💖 Leadiiinglady here again with yet another post!

This is part two of one of my earlier blog posts, “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo your way & be a Princess for a day”! It received great reviews from friends & followers and so I decided to make Part II with four new princesses: Anna, Aurora, Rapunzel & Jasmine!

I was supposed to post this next week but I decided to do it earlier since my skin has been cooperating with me these past few days HUHU Take good care of your skin and you will be rewarded 😉 hahaha

Anyway, since I’m posting this today, my blog post, “Leadiiinglady’s Love List: Make-up” will be up on Friday! So stay tuned for that! 😉

ANYWAY let’s get to it! Let’s start with the blondies!

RAPUNZEL

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Rapunzel, for me, always seemed like the “fun princess”. She’s literally game for anything! Plus she’s always amazed at everything. I really relate to her when it comes to being carefree and open to trying out new experiences! Funny though, she was the first princess I played for Madison Events and that was the last time I ever played her. Hahaha it was so fun though! Her dress is comfy and sweet-looking! The only thing that was difficult for me was wearing the wig… cause you know, all the hair… it was heavy.

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetFor this make-up look, I wanted to keep it light and young. Rapunzel’s character is very sweet and childish and so I wanted my make-up here to reflect that. For my eyeshadow, I only used light pink and light brown shades. For my eyebrows, I used a light brown eyebrow gel, since my hair is blonde here. Plus I didn’t want to make them too dark to keep the look “young”. Also, I didn’t shape them as much as I usually do cause again, Rapunzel is pretty much like a little girl and doesn’t care much about her looks. For my lips, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get the Rapunzel Happy Skin Lippie and so I used Kat Von D’s Retro with Wet and Wild’s Bare it all to make a nude purpleish tone.

Make-up used:
Foundation – Revlon Colorstay (Fair)
Concealer – The Saem Perfect Tip Concealer (Shade 1.5)
Under-eye concealer – The Saem Cover Perfection Liquid Concealer (Shade 1)
Setting Powder – RCMA No-Color Powder
Highlight – Glow Kit (Sun- dipped)
Contour – Tony Moly Panda Contour Stick
Blush – Enchanted Rose Luminous Mesh Blush (Peach)
Lashes – Suesh
Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes
Eyeliner – Browhaus Heavy Duty Bi-liner
Eyeshadow – Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette
Eyebrows – Etude House Color My Brows (Light Brown)
Lips – Kat Von D (Retro) / Wet and Wild Lipstick (Bare it all)

FINISHED LOOK (click for a better look!)

With wig & costume……

AURORA

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For me, Aurora’s beauty is timeless. She is a classic Disney Princess who exudes such elegance & grace. She’s one of those princesses that actually shows poise, which is why I wanted to keep the make-up look classy and elegant. Aurora is actually one of my favorite Disney Princesses, which is why I was so happy when I heard I was the first one to be her for Madison Events! The dress is absolutely stunning! Pink may not be my favorite color but ugh, the dress is to die for!!! You’ll see more pictures later 😉

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetFor this look, I made the eyes a bit darker compared to Rapunzel’s because I added more browns and bronze shades since Aurora has an older look, but I used the same eyeshadow palette to keep it sweet and fresh. I put a little pinkish bronze on the lid to keep it girly and fun! For Aurora, simplicity is key. She may have an older look, but it’s still pretty simple and natural.And so I didn’t go overboard with the eyebrows either. I shaped them more for this make-up look but still didn’t make them dark. For my lips, I used Happy Skin’s Aurora Lippie! It’s the perfect shade of pink! Not too pink, but not too light either.

Make-up used:
Foundation – Revlon Colorstay (Fair)
Concealer – The Saem Perfect Tip Concealer (Shade 1.5)
Under-eye concealer – The Saem Cover Perfection Liquid Concealer (Shade 1)
Setting Powder – RCMA No-Color Powder
Highlight – Glow Kit (Sun- dipped)
Contour – Tony Moly Panda Contour Stick
Blush – Enchanted Rose Luminous Mesh Blush (Peach)
Lashes – Suesh
Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes
Eyeliner – Browhaus Heavy Duty Bi-liner
Eyeshadow – Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette / Morphe Palette
Eyebrows – Etude House Color My Brows (Light Brown)
Lips – Happy Skin x Disney (Aurora)

FINISHED LOOK (click for a better look!)

With wig & costume……

ANNA

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Out of two sisters of Arendelle, I’m usually Elsa and so you can imagine how ecstatic I was when I got to play Anna for the first time! Anna is such a fun character to play because she’s so annoying and bubbly. When I was Anna for the first time, I was giddy the whole time and I just kept saying hi to everyone and waving my arms all around and just having fun. She’s one of those princesses that aren’t ladylike but are still very pleasant to be around.

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetFor my Anna look, I decided to stick to warm tonesoranges and browns because she has such a warm personality compared to that of her sister (Sorry, Elsa hahaha) I used the Nubian 2 palette! It has this beautiful warm shade of orange that I used for the base color. I then used a darker shade of brown for the crease. But I still wanted to keep the make-up light, thus the eyes are still very subtle. I also added freckles!!! That was the fun part. I like doing freckles cause I think they’re beautiful. They are beauty marks after all! I used the Style My Brow Eyebrow pencil from The Face Shop! I use eyebrow pencils because I think this is better than using eyeshadow or eyeliner. Because when I use eyeshadow, it usually smudges really quick and the eyeliner pen, on the other hand, seems to strong. For my lips, I used the Happy Skin Anna Lippie (one of my favorite shades of red)! Check out the pictures below! (This is my hipster Anna, my hair is too short to braid and it isn’t ginger – thus I had to improvise hahahaha)

Make-up used:
Foundation – Revlon Colorstay (Fair)
Concealer – The Saem Perfect Tip Concealer (Shade 1.5)
Under-eye concealer – The Saem Cover Perfection Liquid Concealer (Shade 1)
Setting Powder – RCMA No-Color Powder
Highlight – Glow Kit (Sun- dipped)
Contour – Tony Moly Panda Contour Stick
Blush – Enchanted Rose Luminous Mesh Blush (Peach)
Lashes – Suesh
Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes
Eyeliner – Browhaus Heavy Duty Bi-liner
Eyeshadow – Juvia (Nubian 2 Palette) / Naked Basics 2
Eyebrows – Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade (Chocolate)
Lips – Happy Skin x Disney (Anna)

FINISHED LOOK (click for a better look!)

With wig & costume……

JASMINE

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To be honest, I was the last person anyone expected to play Jasmine because I’m “too white” and there are so many others who could play her. But one day, no one else was available and so I had to step in. I have to say, this was one of the most challenging princess make-up looks, cause it’s bronzer bronzer bronzer EVERYWHERE! When I played Jasmine, I put this tanning lotion that gave me a darker color all over my body. That was pretty crazy! And then for my face, it was as if I used bronzer as my setting powder cause I really needed to get to that darker shade of brown.

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetFor my make-up, I went dark, no holding back. Of course, I didn’t go super dark though cause I’m still a princess and Jasmine is still sweet. But for my eyeshadow palettes, I decided to go with the Nubian 2 Palette for some color and the NAKED 1 Palette for the dark shades like black, brown and even gold. That palette is perfect for dark make-up and smokey eye by the way so do check it out! For my eyes, I did a simple smokey eye look. I didn’t want the dark brown to overpower the whole thing though and so I made the gold part stronger, so that it was the more prominent color. That way the overall look still looked “princess-sy”. And then I basically bronzed my whole face to achieve that tan shade. Be careful though cause there’s a chance you may turn orange instead of tan! Didn’t have any “Jasmine” outfit and so I had to make do with this scarf hahahaha

Make-up used:
Foundation – Revlon Colorstay (Fair)
Concealer – The Saem Perfect Tip Concealer (Shade 1.5)
Under-eye concealer – The Saem Cover Perfection Liquid Concealer (Shade 1)
Setting Powder – RCMA No-Color Powder
Highlight – Glow Kit (Sun- dipped)
Contour – Tony Moly Panda Contour Stick
Blush – Enchanted Rose Luminous Mesh Blush (Peach)
Lashes – Suesh
Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes
Eyeliner – Browhaus Heavy Duty Bi-liner
Bronzer – NYC bronzer
Eyeshadow – Juvia (Nubian 2 palette) / Naked 1 Palette
Eyebrows – Etude House Color My Brows (Light Brown)
Lips – Mac (Russian Red)

FINISHED LOOK (click for a better look!)

With wig & costume……

I realized I didn’t have any selfies as Jasmine with just be and so say hi to my boyfriend, Boo, who played Aladdin hahaha

TADAAAA! That’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed this post! Had so much writing it (as usual) because it’s Make-up x Disney (two of my favorite things!) 👑 If you guys haven’t seen my first Princess post, be sure to check it out here! I did the make-up for Ariel, Elsa, Snow White & Belle!

Anyway that’s it for my Disney Princess posts for now BUT stay tuned because I’ll be coming out with another fun make-up post for you guys: “Be Evil, Be a Villain”! I’ll be doing the make-up of 4 Disney Villains! It’ll be a surprise so don’t forget to follow me so you’ll know when it’s been posted! Check the right side of the page or the bottom to click the “Follow leadiiinglady” button! 😊

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Til the next post!

leadiiinglady xx

Disclaimer: These are my personal make-up looks! This is not a sponsored post! Also, all wigs & costumes are owned my Madison Events! Hire them for your birthday party today! Check out their facebook page here! 💖

The Everyday “I do’s”

Valentine’s Day.

For some people this is a day they look forward to because it’s a day they get to share with a loved one while for others, this is a day they dread because it reminds them that they’re single or in other words, “forever alone”.

For some it’s filled with flower bouquets, chocolates and fancy dinners while for others it’s filled with chick flicks alone in bed, a table for one and chocolates bought for oneself.

Well, this post is for everyone out there. Whether you’re married, in a complicated relationship, single or dating.

Here, I share with you some random thoughts, poems, articles, writings about different kinds of love. Note: I’m not much of a writer and so this is a big step out “into the light” for me. And yes, they’re quite, personal, I know. But I believe these are thoughts and feelings that need to be shared because who knows? You might have felt the same way too.

And so I give you a glimpse into my little world of love that has brought both pleasure & pain.

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What Love Feels Like

I wonder what love feels like.

I wonder how it feels

To think about someone

To have someone greet you goodmorning and goodnight

To have someone hold your hand

To hear someone say ‘I miss you’

To have someone be your plus one

To have someone you can spoil

To have someone you can cuddle with

To have someone you can call your ‘partner’.

I wonder how it feels to have someone who won’t make you second guess if you’re pretty enough, good enough or smart enough to be loved.

But hey, I’d like to think I am already loved.

Loved by my own self.

How about you?

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I Fell in Love with Him like How You Learn to Ride a Bike

I fell in love with him like how you learn to ride bike.

At first, you start slow. You’re extra careful because even with the training wheels, you feel that at any moment you could fall. You’re wearing a helmet and those elbow and knee pads for extra safety just in case you lose control or take a wrong turn. And you make sure your dad is always beside you, ready to catch you when you fall.

When you start getting the hang of things, you ask your dad to watch you from a distance. You start peddling a little faster knowing that the helmet and pads will protect you. Hell, you even have training wheels and so you know balancing won’t be a problem.

Then, you get a little more confident. You ask your dad to take off the training wheels. First, you start out slow and you notice it’s a little harder without them, but you take a chance and ride it out. You fall a few times but you realize that it doesn’t hurt so bad. You start to peddle faster and you learn that it actually makes balancing a lot easier.You now feel the wind through your hair and enjoy the feeling.

Now, you don’t bother to put on your helmet or your knee pads. You run out the door, grab your bike and just go. Because you’re not afraid. In fact, you’re brave. Brave to the point that you’ve become reckless. You jump head first because you’re so willing to take the risk. And so when you do, you give it your all and just fall.

And that’s exactly what I did. I just fell.

I fell for you.

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How Do I Say ‘I love you’

How do I say I love you without lifetime guarantee no mention of forever between you and me?

How do I say I need you, all your flaws all your fears?

How do I say please stay ’til morning? Please don’t disappear.

What do I say when what I feel for you is more than what I had planned?

That I bravely crossed the line and there’s no more going back

What if this is what its come to taking chances, taking falls?

When I say I love you, will you answer my call?

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“I Hate You” I said.

I’m nothing more than your ‘right now’. 

Is that all I’m worth?

Should I dare go for you ‘forever’?

Or maybe it’s just pointless.

And so I’ll tell you that I hate you

I hate how happy you make me with just a simple “hello”.

I hate how I catch you staring at me, smiling.

I hate how you tell me to take care of myself.

I hate how perfect it feels when we’re together.

I hate how I feel pain and you feel nothing.

I hate how I imagine a future with you, a future I may never even be part of.

But most of all, I hate how I can’t hate you.

I hate how I love you too much that it kills me everyday.

It’s not fair. It will never be fair. And so maybe I should just accept it. 

Because loving you is all I’ll ever know.

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Lover or Career?

This has been a reason for conflict among couples for ages.

Let’s say you want to travel abroad to pursue your dream but your partner has no plans of going abroad.

So what do you do? Do you choose to go abroad to pursue your career or do you stay, for him/her?

Well, first of all, a partner who really cares about you should be a source of inspiration, not a distraction. He/she should make you want to fulfill your dreams, not give them up.

Secondly, he/she shouldn’t make you dread the days ’til you leave but instead make you look forward to it. This isn’t easy, but if he/she really loves you, he/she would make every day count instead of making you feel bad until you have to get on that plane and go.

Third, a partner who really loves you should remind you to stay on track and to keep in line with your goals. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have someone who says “Baby, don’t forget about your workshop today.” or “Hey, I found this class you could take that could help you when you’re studying abroad.” or “Babe, don’t forget to send your application today!” Those are the makings of a great boyfriend/girlfriend and not just that but a partner for life. He/She’s showing you that he/she wants you to succeed even if it’s hard for her/him to see you go.

Fourth, a partner who really loves you would never ever ever ever ask you to stay for him/her. Why? Because your partner should know just how bad you want this, how bad you want to get out there to fulfill your dreams and at the same time.

Honestly, no matter what, you should always put yourself and your dreams first because you only get one shot. And when it’s time for your partner to take his/her own shot, you’ll be there too.

So what should you choose, lover or career? Well, I say… why not both? I believe that if you really want something, you’ll work for it. And that when two people really love each other, they’ll always find a way, even when they’re 5896539238901 miles apart.

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This is How I’ll Love You

I am not perfect.

Please don’t expect me to be.

I will make mistakes. I will do stupid things that I will regret the morning after. I will be stubborn and reckless and mean. I will forget the things you say and I will always say I’m right.

But if there’s one thing I can do, it’s to promise to love you with all that I am.

I promise to greet you every morning and every night.

I promise to say sorry (eventually) after every fight.

I promise to support you in all your endeavors, even if it means time taken away from me.

I promise to always tell you about my day and to ask you about yours.

I promise to sing to you and dance with you when you ask me to (even if I end up looking awkward and silly).

I promise to listen to all your rants & problems even when you’re whiney.

I promise to make up with you and never let a fight last too long.

I promise to go on all kinds of adventures with you, even if it’s just a trip to the nearest Burger King.

I promise to kiss all your tears away when you feel like you’re breaking down.

I promise to appreciate you, all your efforts, all your acts of love.

I promise to keep you on track when you’re falling behind, even if it means pushing you to your limits.

I promise to never forget you, even if one day, we may have to go our separate ways. *knocks on wood*

Cause that’s what true love is, that despite everything, despite time, distance and circumstance, you still choose to love the person, no matter what.

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A Little More Time

All I need is just a little more time

A little more time to hold you

Cause even if I have a lifetime

Forever doesn’t even seem long enough

And all I ask is just a little more time

A little more time to love you

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The Everyday “I Do’s”

Love is about the everyday ‘I do’s’.

It’s not “make a choice now, go with the flow forever”.

Love is about choosing your person everyday.

Why?

Because love isn’t perfect.

Love isn’t some fairytale story about true love that lasts forever.

You work hard for real love.

Love isn’t about the choice you made but the choices you make everyday.

Because love has it’s good days and it’s bad days.

During the bad days, you may feel like giving up.

Like moving on to someone else would make things easier.

Or ending everything would put your stress to rest.

No.

If you really love your person and want the relationship to work, then choose you person.

Every single damn day.

Even on the bad days when you don’t feel the spark anymore or you don’t feel excitement anymore.

Because I swear if it’s real love, it’s there.

It will always be there.

You just have to open your eyes and see it.

Life gets in the way all the time but that doesn’t give you a reason to quit.

Because when you truly love someone, it isn’t just for a week or just a day,

it’s forever.

***

Life is hard.

Sometimes, life makes you want to close up your heart and be selfish.

But whatever you do, don’t.

Always always choose to love.

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Hope you enjoyed my short love post 💕 And I hope you guys are all having a great Valentine’s day! (Even if you’re one of those who call this day ‘Single- Awareness Day’ 😉 cause hey, I’ve been there)

Don’t forget to spread the love! 💘

leadiiinglady xx

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10 different lipstick shades & how to rock ’em 😉💄

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo your way & be a Princess for a day! 👸🏽👸🏻👸🏼

This is my favorite post so far.

Well, I’ve only made 5 posts so far but still hahaha…

Who here has always dreamed of being a Disney Princess? I’m sure a lot of you have!

What I love about my current job is that I get to live that dream every single weekend.

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Ever since I was a little girl, it’s always been my dream to be a Disney Princess. My mom told me that at two-years-old, I already started singing Disney songs. I sang ‘Part of Your World’ with a fork and even ‘Gaston’ with all the voices! And so she says it’s no surprise that I do what I do today.

Disney was a BIG PART of my childhood. And so when I got into Madison Events Inc. (check out their fb page!!!), you can just imagine how excited I was to finally live my dream of being a Disney Princess!!! Every weekend, I get to dress up as a different Disney Princess and every time it is still so magical.

I’ve been doing this for almost two years and I’ve never been happier. It’s come to a point when it isn’t even just about my dream anymore but about the childrens’ dreams. Seeing their eyes light up when I come into the room as their favorite Disney Princess makes this experience so much more fulfilling. It’s a blessing every single day 🙂

Throughout my journey as a Disney Princess, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks about that I would like to share with you all in this post today! It isn’t hard to be a princess, it just takes faith, trust, pixie dust and well, lots and lots of make-up!

***Note: I wasn’t able to use the costumes or wigs for my final look because all of them are owned by Madison Events and so I just made do with whatever I had at home hahaha***

ARIEL

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Ariel is my personal favorite. I consider ‘The Little Mermaid’ one of the best Disney Princess movies ever and if you don’t agree with me, I will fight you. (Really). Ariel was one of the first Disney Princesses I’ve got to be for Madison Events. I remember trying on the costume for the first time and how it was just right for me. Tbh, I’ve stuck to Ariel ever since.

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetFor this look, I chose to focus on blues and greens…yknow “mermaid colors” (look, my highighter is blue!!!) Also, I used a sort of reddish eyeshadow for my brows since she’s a redhead (but I didn’t have a red wig huhu). For my lips, I used Happy Skin x Disney Ariel lipstick! Always moisturize lips beforehand! (Note: For most of my performances, I use Happy Skin lipstick depending on the princess I’m playing) 

Make-up used:

Foundation – NAKED Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector (Light- Medium)

Concealer – Etude House Big Puff Concealer (Sand)

Setting Powder – RCMA Powder

Blush – Happy Skin Enchanted Rose Blush (Peach)

Contour – Tony Moly Contour Stick (darkest shade)

Highlight: Wet n Wild Rainbow Highlighter

Eyeshadow – Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette & NYX

Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes (black)

Lipstick – Happy Skin x Disney Ariel Lipstick

FINISHED LOOK:

Complete with hair & costume……….

 

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ELSA

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Elsa is next in line as my favorite Disney Princess!!! (well… Queen) hahaha if I’m not playing Ariel, it’s usually cause I’m playing Elsa. Personally, I love doing Elsa’s make-up the most because I like how she has more eye make-up than most of the other Princesses (check out the picture above!!!) This makes it more challenging and fun 🙂

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetFor this look, I focused on the eyes. I usually do a smokey eye look with purple shades for Elsa’s make-up. Aside from that, I make sure that my eyebrows aren’t too dark since she’s blonde and so I like to use Etude House’s liquid Brow Gel in super light brown to keep my brows light! For my lips, I always use my Happy Skin Elsa Lipstick! (Note: I don’t usually like dark shades of lipstick on me but for some reason, this works!!!)

Make-up used:

Foundation – NAKED Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector (Light- Medium)

Concealer – Etude House Big Puff Concealer (Sand)

Setting Powder – RCMA Powder

Blush – Happy Skin Enchanted Rose Blush (Peach)

Contour – Tony Moly Contour Stick (darkest shade)

Highlight – Anastasia Glow Kit Sun-dipped (Summer)

Eyeshadow – Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette & Morphe 35W

Brows – Etude House Brow Gel (light brown)

Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes (black)

Lipstick – Happy Skin x Disney Elsa Lipstick

FINISHED LOOK:

Complete with hair & costume……

 

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SNOW WHITE

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Honestly, I’ve never been a fan of Snow White. Maybe it’s because of the scary witch or because her Prince didn’t even have a name??? IDK I just never liked her. Recently though, I was given the chance to play her… And I have to say that getting to be her was quite fun, especially cause of the make-up (HAHAHA)

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetFor Snow White, it’s all about the lips and eyebrows. I used the Happy Skin Ariel Lipstick + Anna Lipstick cause I don’t have the Snow White one to make it more red. For the eyebrows, I used my Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate and I just made sure to really shade my brows so that they’re very dark and prominent. Aside from that, I also did a bit of a smokey eyeshadow look for this one. If you noticed in the movie, Snow has dark eyelids!!! And so I conclude that she started the smokey eye look. *bows*

Make-up used:

Foundation – NAKED Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector (Light- Medium)

Concealer – Etude House Big Puff Concealer (Sand)

Setting Powder – RCMA Powder

Blush – Happy Skin Enchanted Rose Blush (Peach)

Contour – Tony Moly Contour Stick (darkest shade)

Highlight – Make-up Revolution Sugar n Spice (pink highlight shade)

Eyeshadow – Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette & Lorac Pro

Brows – Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade (Chocolate)

Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes (black)

Lipstick – Happy Skin x Disney Ariel Lipstick + Anna Lipstick

FINISHED LOOK:

Complete with hair & costume…….

 

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BELLE

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Whenever I tell people about my job, the first thing they always as is, “Do you play Belle?” I don’t know, I guess I come across as a Belle??? Believe it or not, I’ve only played Belle twice. But both times have been amazing. I would like to be her again and again. I feel like Belle is such a classy princess and so you’ll notice that my make-up for her is very elegant and simple.

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetFor this look, the key was SIMPLICITY. Belle is a simple princess who doesn’t need royalty or riches. Give her a book and she’s good!!! And so I kept the make-up light. I kept my eyeshadow simple by using pink for the base and using dark brown for the crease. I also added a bit of gold/bronze in the middle of the lid to add a bit more ‘hmph’. As for the eyebrows, they’re a bit darker than Elsa’s but still light. For the cheeks and contour, I kept it very natural looking. For the lips, again I used Happy Skin x Disney, Belle’s shade!

Make-up used:

Foundation – NAKED Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector (Light- Medium)

Concealer – Etude House Big Puff Concealer (Sand)

Setting Powder – RCMA Powder

Blush – Happy Skin Enchanted Rose Blush (Peach)

Contour – Tony Moly Contour Stick (darkest shade)

Highlight – Anastasia Glow Kit Sun Dipped (summer)

Eyeshadow – Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette & Juvia’s (Nubian 2 palette)

Brows – K- Palette Eyebrow powder (dark brown)

Mascara – Tarte Lights Camera Lashes (black)

Lipstick – Happy Skin x Disney Belle Lipstick

FINISHED LOOK:

Complete with hair & costume…….

 

So that was it for my Princess post but I can assure you there will be many more! 😉

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Disclaimer: All characters belong to Disney and all costumes & wigs belong to Madison Events Inc. (Check them out on facebook!!!) Also, these are my own personal takes on the Disney Princess looks. They’re not super accurate but I’m proud of them anyway 🙂

Here are a few pictures with my other princess friends!!!

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Stay tuned for my next post about my day trip to Zambales! 😊

Everyday Make-Up Routine (Drugstore & High-end brands 💄)

I, for one, think that make-up isn’t about covering something up but highlighting something beautiful.

Hi guys!

Today, I will be sharing with you my everyday make-up routine with a few twists! 😉

 For this post, I will 1.) be writing about both drugstore brands as well as high-end brands so that you can get the best of both worlds and 2.) be including extra steps such as contour & highlight (even though I don’t use them everyday) for those who do!

TADAAAAAA  these are the products I am using for today’s post!!! I put them in order from beauty cream to lipstick and put the drugstore products and high-end products side by side so that you can see the two. Also, when you click each photo, it’ll specify the brand and shade I used.

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Oval Paddle Make-up Brushes from @makeuphaul_ph

I bought these brushes about a month ago but I only stated using them two weeks ago and omg I am annoyed at myself for not trying them right away! They are amazing! I’ve been using the big oval brush to apply my foundation and I love how it looks afterward. My face never ends up looking cakey/thick because this brush really blends the foundation on your skin but at the same time, the right amount of coverage is still there! I use the second biggest brush (4th from left) to blend in my contour and highlight. Note: I only use stick contour and so it’s perfect for me because a normal sponge would just wipe it away instead of blending it. I use the long pointy brush (5th from left) to draw my contour. Sometimes the stick is too thick and so I prefer to draw it on my face with this brush. Works like a charm! I use the third biggest brush (2nd from left) and the left most brush to apply my concealer. I usually use my fingers to dab my liquid concealer on my face and then I blend it with these brushes. Lastly, I use the small pointy brush on my eyes, usually for my bottom eyelash line. It is so much easier to use this than a regular eye brush!

Just a note when buying these kinds of brushes: make sure they arent too hard/rough or too soft. If they’re too hard, you might end up irritating your skin. If they’re too soft, it’ll be hard to blend your make-up. So in-between is what’s best! 🙂

Now onto the make-up part!

DRUGSTORE BRANDS!!!

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Most of these if not all can be bought at drugstores such as PCX and Watsons.

STEP 1: FOUNDATION

Before putting my make-up, I always make sure to finish my morning skincare routine first and wait at least 30-45 minutes so that the products are properly absorbed. Also, before putting my foundation on, I like to use SON&PARK’s beauty cream. It’s a light white cream that smoothens my skin & preps my it for all the make-up.

For this look, I’m using Maybelline’s Fit Me Matte + Poreless in shade 110 Porcelain. This foundation is actually a bit too light for me and so I usually mix it with the same kind of foundation but a darker shade (120 Classic Ivory) which is, on the other hand, too dark for me. To be honest, I have a hard time finding the right color of foundation because my skin is acidic and so the perfect shade for me would actually end up looking too dark.

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I like to apply my foundation using my fingers byputting dots all over my face (as seen in the super awkward picture to the right hahaha). I do this so that my foundation is really spread out. Afterwards, I blend it with my big oval brush. This foundation is easy to blend as compared to others and it has a medium coverage.

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Always make sure your concealer is one shade lighter than your foundation! For this look, I’m using Revlon’s Colorstay in Fair. When putting concealer, I like to make upside down triangles under my eyes! Don’t just cover your eyebags, extend it! That way it looks more natural and you don’t look like a zombie. Aside from under my eyes, I also put concealer on some of my blemishes using the smallest oval brush! Try not to cover fresh pimples though because you’ll be doing more harm than good. Let them breathe so they can heal faster!

STEP 3: BLEND YOUR FACE MAKE-UP AND SET WITH POWDER

Blend everything with your brushes! Don’t press too hard on your skin though or else the make-up would just come off. Before moving on, I like setting my face make-up already with my setting powder, in this case Coty’s Airspun Translucent Loose Powder. That way when I apply the rest of the make-up, my face make-up won’t be affected/wiped off. Because sometimes when you don’t set your face make-up, it blends with your blush/contour and it gets all cakey and patchy which ends up not looking great 😦

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STEP 4: EYEBROWS & EYE MAKE-UP

For this look, I’m using Brow Arist powder pencil from L’Oreal! It’s the natural brown shade. Brow make-up was one of the first things I got into in terms of this field (is that the right word??) When I was a kid, I bumped my face on a wall (LOL STUPID I KNOW) and so I grew up with this scar on my right eyebrow. I hated it. I mean, there’s a long bald line on my right eyebrow!!!!! hahahah and so anyway, I didn’t want it to be seen and so I researched on brow make-up and since then, I’ve been very into it.

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I used to go dark and thick with the dipbrow pomade but recently, I started getting into more naturally looking brows. And so I’ve been using powder/liquid products such as the kind they sell in koren make-up stores! I use the k-palette 24 hours one! (It’s a bit pricey but SUPER WORTH IT!)

Don’t forget to blend your brows so that they’ll look much more natural instead of like a stick hahaha I’ve seen people with eyebrows as if they drew them on with a black marker. And personally, that’s not my thing. But hey, if you’re into that, by all means, go ahead!!!

For my eyeliner, I am using Maybelline’s Pencil Eyeliner (black)! I like this eyeliner because it is affordable but sometimes, it can smudge easily and I tend to rub my eyes and so…. yeah. Not really for me! 😦 For my mascara, I am using Maybelline’s Mega Plush Mascara! CAN I JUST SAY. Maybelline makes really good mascaras?? PLUS THEY ARE SUPER AFFORDABLE. If you’re looking for a mascara that isn’t pricey, go for Maybelline! I promise you won’t be disappointed!!! Afterwards, I use my Nippon Eyelash curler to curl my lashes!

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For my everyday eye mak-up, I like to keep it simple and so most of the time, I don’t wear eyeshadow at all. But for this post, I decided to throw it in. Im using this eyeshadow palette my friend bought for me from Japan (HI LIZZIE!). It’s small but simple. For my whole lid, I used a glitery gold color and then just in the middle part, I added a bit of a rose gold color. I’m not sure if you see it but hopefully you do. And that’s it! I usually only put eyeshadow if I’m feeling dull or tired or pale so that it brightens up my eyes and eventually my whole face.

STEP 5: CONTOURING TIME! (OPTIONAL)

So this is optional because I don’t use contour everyday but I’m adding it here in my post for those who do 🙂

I like using cream contour sticks instead of powder. For me, the finish is more natural looking and it blends better with all the make-up.

For this look, I am using Maybelline’s Master Contour and Highlight stick. Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetIt’s kinda sad though cause I only needed one side of the stick which is the contour side and so now that side is flat while the other side is round which makes it kind of hard to use. I don’t use it directly on my face anymore though, I use the thin oval brush to draw it on my face so the lines are thinner and more precise as seen in the pictures 🙂

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Before blending though, be sure to highlight your forehead (between your brows), the bridge of your nose, your chin and under the contour on your cheekbones with concealer so that your features are more highlighted and defined. Make sure to blend everything well! I like using the second biggest oval brush to blend everything in so that I end up with a more natural look.

As you  can see, I have an oval shaped face and so contouring is a big help for me during performances/gigs but for my everyday look, I like to embrace my chubby cheeks and just keep it simple.

STEP 6 & 7: BLUSH AND HIGHLIGHTER (HIGHLIGHTER IS OPTIONAL)

For my blush, I am using Milani’s Baked Blush (02 Rose d’Oro). I bought this in the States and I absolutely love it plus the price is pretty good! I love how you don’t need much. It’s already super saturated and so you only need to apply a bit on your cheeks and then you’re good to go!

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For my highlighter, I am using Wet n Wild’s Rainbow Highlighter! I actually bought this (impulsively) online but I don’t regret it one bit because it is very pretty. It’s very soft, not too strong but still gives you that kind of shine you want. It’s perfect if you’re going for an everyday natural make-up look! Apply the highlighter with a fan brush on top of your cheekbones, the tip of your nose and above your lip!

Lastly, the picture isn’t included here but…

STEP 8: SETTING SPRAY

I’ve been using the same setting spray since September, (it’s not a drugstore brand though but it is the best!) Make Up For Ever make-up setting spray! It’s gold!!!! 2-3 sprays are already enough! I use it all the time! Especially for gigs! Because when we put a lot of make-up we tend to look cakey and powdery but this setting spray makes our face glow and at the same time makes all the make-up look natural! I recommend this especially to theater people! My make-up lasts the whole day which is a big plus for me considering that I wear stage make-up almost every weekend.

FINALLY DONE. 

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(in my future posts, you’ll probably see me wearing a lot of chokers and headbands hahaha it’s what I’m really into right now!)

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FINAL LOOK.

Now we move onto….

HIGH-END BRANDS!!!

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A lot of these were bought in Sephora!

STEP 1: FOUNDATION

For this look, I am using Urban Decay NAKED Skin One and Done Hybrid Skin Perfector in shade Light-Medium. I was researching online and I saw that this foundation has many good reviews. Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetIt doesn’t only serve as a foundation but also gives skin treatment and protection. It aims to even your skin tone as well as make your pores smaller! Isn’t that great? Compared to Maybelline’s Fit Me though, this foundation is a bit harder to blend because it’s thicker. And so make sure to spread it evenly (use your fingers to put dots all over your face) and blend it well with the big oval paddle brush!

STEP 2: CONCEALER

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STEP 3: BLEND & SET

Don’t forget to blend your make-up well! This look was harder to blend because of the foundation and so I took a bit more time doing this!

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TADAAAA it’s done! As you can see I blended my make-up. I also set it with RCMA’s No Color Powder (which I love btw!) Best setting powder I tried so far!!! The finish is not cakey or powdery at all! Very VERY natural!

STEP 4: EYEBROWS & EYE MAKE-UP

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For my eyeliner, I am using my favorite one, Browhaus heavy duty bi-liner! Note: I use this eyeliner for my everyday look instead of liquid eyeliner because it looks more natural. I love how this eyeliner is subtle but at the same time does its job!

Eyeshadow time! For this look, I am using Tarte’s Tartelette Palette & Juvia’s Nubian 2 Palette! I like using my fingers to apply my eyeshadow when I’m doing an everyday make-up look. First, because it’s easier and second because you can put more product. I used the color “Super mom” from the Tarte palette for my base. And then after, I used the color “Zuri” from the Nubian 2 palette which is a bit gold-ish (similar to my first look). I topped it off with “Nefertiti“, a pinky-orange-y glitery shadow, just in the middle area of my lid.

STEP 5: CONTOURING TIME! (Optional)

Again, this is optional. I don’t usually include contour in my everyday make-up rountine but this is for those who do! For this look, I am using TonyMoly’s cream stick contour in the darkest shade. Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetAs you can see, I really love my cream contours. I just think they look more natural compared to powder.

Im not sure if you notice but this contour is lighter than the Maybelline one and so I prefer to use this for a more natural look.

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ALMOST DONE!

STEP 6 & 7: BLUSH & HIGHLIGHTER (AGAIN, HIGHLIGHTER IS OPTIONAL)

Almost done with this look! For this, I am using Tarte’s Amazonian Clay in shade sensual and I am telling you now THIS IS IT. It says it’s supposed to stay on for 12-hours and it does!!! I would put this on before working out just to try it out and after it is still there! This is a big deal for me because I am naturally very pale. I wish I had those naturally rosy cheeks but I don’t and so it’s important for me to find the perfect blush and THIS IS IT. Plus it looks so natural and it’s the perfect shade of peach! Don’t put too much though or else you’ll end up looking orange!

For my highlighter, I am using Anastasia’s Glow Kit in Sun Dipped which I also L O V E. There are four shades! For this one, I used “Summer” which is a light gold shade. It makes you GLOW. Seriously. Like check the picture below!!! This highlighter palette is a bit pricey but it is SO WORTH IT!!! Don’t forget to highlight the tops of your cheekbones, the tip of your nose and above your lip! And also, just a note: this highlighter is super pigmented so take it easy! A little will go a long way!

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JUST LOOK AT THAT GLOW.

STEP 8: SETTING SPRAY

Don’t forget to lock your make-up in! Again, I wrote about this spray up there ^ 🙂 This is my holy grail!!! (Please don’t mind my awkward face, I really was spraying my face hahaha)

Setting Spray
MAKE UP FOR EVER Setting Spray

IT IS DONE.

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This finished look is actually similar to the one I did with the drugstore brands and so this comes to show that both brands/products are good and it’s up to you what you prefer to use!

If you want it, buy it! If you love it, flaunt it! ✨

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CLOSE UP FINAL LOOK!

As you can see, I don’t have perfect skin, but I’m okay with that 🙂 And before you ask, no, I don’t wear make-up because I am uncomfortable with my skin. I wear it because I want to.

And so go for it!!!! It’s an art that anyone can enjoy. Absolutely anyone.

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetIf you guys wanna know the exact products from here that I’ve been using in my regular make-up routine then here ya go: Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me, Concealer: Revlon Colorstay, Eyebrows: K Palette 3 way Eyebrow Pencil, Eyeliner: Browhaus Heavy Duty Bi-liner, Mascara: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes, Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush, Lipstick (depends on my mood but lately I’ve been using NYX soft matte)

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Hope you learned a thing or two from this post! 🙂 Want a sneak peak of my next one?

Do you wanna make the switch to a healthier lifestyle? But at the same time are you hesitant because of all the changes/adjustments you think you’ll have to make?  Don’t worry because it IS POSSIBLE to go healthy without having to give up the things you love (like coffee hahahahuhu) it’s all about balance! 😉 If you’re interested, stay tuned for my next post:

“How to make the switch to a healthier lifestyle WITHOUT having to give up coffee (plus staying completely sane in the process)”

 

Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions of the products I used for this post. They may not have the same effect on you because it depends on your skin type! If it works for you, it works for you. If it doesn’t, don’t fret, there’s something out there for you! 🙂 Also, this post was in no way sponsored by any of the brands/companies!!!