Hullo! Happy Sunday everyone :-) It was a lovely, sunny day today. Yep, I have seen the sun again. :-)
Yesterday the sisters and I went out for a little supply run. When we went to Gaisano (the local department store), I saw the make-up counters and decided to check out what they have. It's always an interesting choice of merchandise around here :-) But I could not resist the cute!
Check out Pop Cheek! I mean, really? HOW CUTE IS THAT??! This was being sold for P32.00 and had the craziest copy in the box. First, it listed the ingredients ..then it listed what it MAY CONTAIN.. at which this list was longer than the ingredients one. Oh my. How does that get legally approved?
Harujuko Lover? How about a VSOYA Volume Mascara called Lace Fantasy! The primary and secondary packaging of this product was of high quality, and surprisingly, so is the product itself. A steal for P89.00!
Next up is BAXI Shine Eyeshadow in no. 003. The plain, sturdy packaging with those bright colors peeping thru just called out to me. Well, that and the price was just P30.00! Very good pigment quality.
So ofcourse we had to try them out :-) Little sister was more than willing to be experimented on while she was writing her paper for school tomorrow. I did not put anything else on the face or primed it because I wanted to see how well the pigments would stick by themselves. That and we wanted to make sure that any skin reactions were due to these 3 products alone to avoid confusion.
Everything went well and dandy AT FIRST. The eyeshadow was bright and did not disappoint. It was exactly the kind of result you would expect from seing it. Will keep this in my Make-over Kit for sure.
Next, we put on the mascara, which was a nice and subtle black. The tip was very flexible and bendy and the bristles were fine and worked on the lower lashes very well too. I liked it a lot actually :-) Another keeper!
And THEN THAT CUTE ONE just had to mess up everything hahahah. It's always the cute ones isn't it? Part of the test is not to use any tools except those that come with the make-up itself. So, just when I was happily dabbing the foam applicator to her cheek...OFF POPS THE FOAM! Oooopppssss!
Will never buy again :-) But since we shall not waste things we buy, this will go in the Make-over Kit but I will use a blush brush next time.
Although, you can see my blurry sister in the background in the photo above with a dab of bright pink on her cheek haha, it's this photo below that is the final look. :-) Aren't those colors yummy?
Another happy Sunday passed in the little green house once again :-) The Begotten Son spent the afternoon with his grandparents that is why we girls could play! haha.
Wishing you all a lovely week up ahead!
Peace. Love. Dream. Play!
Hullo! Hope everyone is having a lovely little holiday in the country today. Jose Rizal would have probably liked not having to do anything on his birthday. (Wasn't it really yesterday though?) :-)
Although it is not MY birthday, look what arrived!! A lovely package from The Little Pinky Store! I had been dreaming of their Two-Toned Totes since I saw it on their site. And dreams do come true. The whole experience of opening this package was so lovely that I just had to post all these photos haha. You must check out the on-line store! And even better, add them up on Facebook so you can get the first updates on new arrivals.
Yey!! The logo is made by SummerdayStudio/Team'Nao!! The lovely Ayla of The Little Pinky Store was very defined with the look of her logo, and was a joy to work with since she provided the references and exact details of what she liked. The perfect client/designer collaboration.
Two-toned Tote with hand-made feather detail. I love big totes! Everything can fit and more! Pretty much all the bags I own are this shape, and are either hand-made or reusable eco-bags from stores.
And there you go. A new bag and a sprained foot as a result from a crazy out-of-town weekend that involved copious amounts of Margarita and utter embarassment the morning after. Ahh a lesson learned painfully and shamefully once again. Life.
Let us end this post with a quote from a wonderful toast our birthday celebrant, Jose Rizal gave in June 25, 1884 to painters Juan Luna and Felix Hidalgo in Spain on the occassion of celebrating the triumph of Luna's Spoliarium:
Genius has no country. It blossoms everywhere. Genius is like the light, the air. It is the heritage of all.
Peace. Love. Dream. Appreciate.
The Fashion Institute of the Philippines is now in Cagayan de Oro City! Isn't that just wonderful? It is the first branch of the school outside Metro Manila and brought to us by local fashion designer Mimi Parrel-Pimentel in partnership with the school's founder and acclaimed Canadian-Filipino designer Shanon Pamaong.
We toured the school at its' launch yesterday and ofcourse, met Shanon and Mimi who were both very sweet that we felt comfortable right away. They had video showings of the past graduates collections, Shanon's Philippine Fashion Week Collection and the student winner trip to Paris, which was all quite exciting to think that someday soon it will be the students here who will be experiencing all that!
Going into the lecture room reminded me so much of my classrooms back in FIDM. Although, we never had a wonderful view of a park with floor-to ceiling glass picture windows! Pretty. Pretty. Pretty. And just in case you were wondering, you will not hear the noise from outside which makes it just perfect. For the moment, there is only one lecture room and one work/lab/general room, but that is all you need to get your designing groove on :-)
Mimi wearing yellow with (behind her) to the left her husband and to the right Shanon and the lovely people who provided the live musical show for the launch (so sorry! I do not know their names, but they are great!)
Here an excerpt about the school and it's students taken from their brochure:
"Established in 2003 by then Canada/Paris-based designer Shanon Pamaong (Canadian Faces of Fashion Awardee and Fashion Week 2007 Hewlett-Packard Best Designer Awardee, pioneer faculty of La Salle College International), the Fashion Institute of the Philippines have produced grand winners in design competitions: Aries Lagat (Mega Young Designer Grand Champion 2006, Project Runway 1st Season Grand Champion), John Herrera (Mega Magazine Most Promising Designer Awardee, Represented the Philippines in the Japan Design Competition), Jerome Ang (Represented the Philippines in the Singapore Design Competition), Regine Dulay (Represented the Philippines in the Arts of Fashion Design Competition in Miami, Florida), Paul Herrera (Young Designer Competition for Paris Grand Winner - Acessories Division), Vanessa Ang (Mega Young Designer Grand Champion 2008) and countless of runners-up and finalists in various national and internation competitions."
The CDO branch will start classes on March 7, and you can take up these courses: Basic Fashion Design, Basic Pattern Making, Advance Pattern Making and Haute Couture Techniques. Each course takes 8 sessions to complete and the prices are: 1 course = P8,000.00, 2 Courses = P14,000.00, 3 Courses = P18,000.00 and 4 courses (FULL PACKAGE) = P22,000.
Now really, isn't that just wonderful?! Our very own fashion institute! Yey!! If you are interested in signing up for classes, they are available March-April 2011, May-June 2011 and July-August 2011. Hurry over to the Fashion Institute of the Philippines-CDO at Jardiniano Building II, 3rd Floor, No. 1 San Agustin St., corner Rizal Street, Cagayan de Oro City. An easier way to find it? It's in Gaston Park, near the Cathedral :-) You may also call their phone number at 857.4884 or cell at 0917.701.2005.
Peace. Love. Dream. Create!