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i'm maki, a 28-year-old stay-at-home mom. my MAKEUP SHAKEUP will deal mainly on beauty but i now have recently spread my wings to encompass other topics. i love discovering how other people live & would love to share a peek into my life too. i love a cozy blogosphere and my co-bloggers are considered my friends.
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

edited-my review on some of these korean cosmetics

VOV Ball on Cheek.

doesn't give much blush. it only gives a very subtle glow on the cheeks. but since i prefer a subtle made-up look, it's fine w me. i dont like the scent. reminds me of mouldy old-fashioned perfume.

Missha Shiny BB Cream.

i think the seller didn't give me the lightest shade i asked for. i don't like the scent. again, it reeks of old-fashioned perfume. i wanted the dewy look, but heck, this one made my skin oily in an hour's time. i's wearing this when i had some photos taken at a studio, i believe it made my skin dull and mature. my complexion is bright w/out a bb cream in the first place.

Missha Shimmering Oven Blusher.

haven't used this yet...

Missha Magic Cheek Brush.

it doesn't pick up the way i need it to.

Missha Show Powder Blusher.

now this one's a surprise. i didn't really expect much from this, but hey i love the way it gives me a natural-looking blush.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

my first venture away from VMV

i just realized recently that i need to start wearing makeup. my face is still smooth and wrinkle-free and i look relatively younger than those women my age, but i wanna enhance my looks now that i'm a mommy of 2.

anyways, here are the things i decided to get. mind you, i got a vmv foundation and blusher few weeks back but i still cant see "vmv makeup" as real makeups. yea they do the job beautifully BUT the selection is very small and i think vmv's makeup line is still more of a skincare hidden on a makeup. which i have nothing against of course! but i wanted to experiment with colors and such sooo.. what do a girl who wants to try something new do? go to girltalk haha. endless feedbacks, useful and not are there. that's what i did. and these are my initial buys:

a dior travel studio palette.

since i can't even go to the convenience store next block, my chances of venturing out of the house to go cosmetics shopping is nonexistent. i wanted to get those MAC, NARS and Shiseido things that really look great (from what i see on the other girls' stash) but for now, AND to practice, i think i'll make do with this dior.

shu uemura eyelash curler. the regular-sized one.

seems the whole cosmetic industry is at awe with this one. so i got it. i noticed that while my lashes are still thick, it's not so long and curled as it used to be in my younger days. so i'm counting on shu to get a quick fix (especially as i'm unsure if wearing a mascara a lot of times will be OK with me since i cant take away wearing contact lenses)

shu uemura cleansing oil. the premium gold one in the middle.

uhmm.. i'm just going with the flow. everyone seems to have a good experience with the shu cleansers. haha. no honestly, since i'm getting serious with this makeup thing, i better have a good cleanser especially for the mascaras and such that i might soon be wearing regularly. and while vmv makeup i honestly don't even bother to wash it off on my lazy days (i've worn vmv makeup 3times and 3times i slept overnight on it haha) i'm confident not to develop allergies or cause allergies to my daughter, i can't be sure with other products.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

cosmetic surgery crazy

here are the list of the things i wanna get done:

1. boob job - just to fix it. either a breast lift or a breast augmentation. mahal nga lang ang breastlift. way more expensive than palakihan ko na lang un kabilang boob ko para magpantay ng size. i dont wanna get a breast reduction surgery naman baka magalaw ang milk ducts ko. gusto ko pa magbreastfeed sa lahat ng magiging anak ko. (as if plan ko pa mag-anak w my 2 girls lol) seriously why not. mahirap na magsisi.

2. blepharoplasty - probably the one i can get done the soonest. cheapest kasi. gusto ko lang patanggal eyebags ko. i think di na kakayanin ng eye cream (or baka wala lang akong patience? malamang)

3. nose job - probably the hardest for me to go through although the one i needed the most. haha. i have a small nose. it's practically nonexistent in my partner's opinion. heller his nose is THERE. in our clan, there is always 1 member of the family who is pango. in my family it's me. my other cousins who are pango kamukha ko tuloy in a way. haha. i dont know if i should have a nose job. it's my identity kasi my nose. on the otherhand, it might improve my looks. i think i may have it when im 40. when i really need an improvement and when im really ready to show the world a new me. right now i just might not be brave enough. baka sarili ko hindi ko makilala. haha.