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.
i first saw cracking nail polish via thiamere's blog and i was so amazed by it. the possibilities are enormous. too bad i cant seem to find it in the malls or shops in my area. today however i was surprised to find it on my regular nail salon's rack of imported and local nail polishes! before i went to the nail salon, i was already thinking a lot about combining baby blue with gold. however the only blue cracking enamel they have is of glittery dark blue so i really had no choice. good thing the gold underneath is uber sparkly. check out..
the color combo is classy isnt it?
notice that the cracks though are inconsistent? some nails have more cracks than the others. i guess the brand isnt that good (somethin that has a BK logo, didnt see any other markings on the bottle sorry), or maybe the nail tech is new in using the cracking so she hasnt developed a technique yet..
i went on a shoe shopping spree the other day and bought shoes for my daughters, my mom and myself. got this red wedgy pumps for 400pesos (less than 10usd!). was 800pesos.
it is from artwork, a local brand and the only reason i even went there is cuz somebody told me he got some flipflops from there and i went "thought they only sell shirts? might as well check when i pass by the shop". when i got there, this pair immediately caught my attention. they are so comfy!
im determined to lose weight so instead of tuna salad for evening snack, im having grapes. wish me luck!
this is where i's resting my hand when i's showing off the notd. my tania's play table that i recently got. cute eh?
eversince i dyed my hair lighter, i's thinking whether to lighten my eyebrows as well but finding face hair bleach is so difficult so i keep putting it back. now that im sporting bangs again, i started thinking maybe there's too much going on in my face = bangs + brows darker than my hair.. so im again itching for eyebrow bleach.. what do you think girls? is there too much going on in my face? do i need a lighter eyebrow shade?
and today im wearing this design. kinda reminds you a baby's bedroom right? it has a gold base, and with baby blue and baby pink designs. didnt use nail stickers or guides for this one.
the sleek brush tip of etude house's mini french made it possible for me to draw the random pink designs
hoping to go the re-opened mall nearby and get some inneresting stuff :D
i can finally show you how my frankened nail polish looks like in vivo.
i wanted to do rosebud nails, hence the green and rose pink shades that i used. i dont have nail art pens or brushes however so this is not as i wanted it to look.
this took 2 days (or nights if you may) in the making lol..
NIGHT 1. first i coated my nails this frosted mint green polish from the face shop.. it must have taken 4 coatings for me to achieve the right opacity. that also explains why i had to do the design gradually, cuz it takes ages for 4 coatings to properly dry.
NIGHT 2. i had to french tip stickers from the face shop as guides.
and painted on the rose pinks (derived from 40percent sally hansen bamboo shoots, 40 percent the face shop red #2 and 20 percent the face shop gold). thankfully i only had to use 2 coats of this.
FINAL LOOK! tada! i know it's simple compared to gurus (like thiamere's designs and anastacia's too) but i've finally done something not plain & im glad! i'll do more inneresting stuff soon.