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.

Short background.

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.

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetSTEP 2: CONCEALER

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

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetMy brows are a bit darker for this look but I’m still keeping them natural-looking! For this, I am using, Anastasia’s Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate. I was supposed to get dark brown but it looked too dark on me and so I decided to use this chocolate-y shade which I really like! Again, I did not make my brows super dark. I only used a bit and just blended it for a more natural look.

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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!!!