Bobbie Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes: Swatches and Review

Hey everyone! Its been quite a while since I last updated my blog. I am sorry if I’ve been missing in action lately. I’ve been really busy. But I’ll try my very best to blog more often for y’all.:)

Anyway, I am back with another blogpost and this time its about the Bobbie Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes. If you have not heard of this before, it is a local brand that manufactures cosmetics and other beauty essentials. They are pretty much known for their nail polishes, and are locally available in popular department stores in the country. Their products are very affordable, and great for Filipino skin.

Bobbie Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palettes

So considering that they sell somepretty affordable products, I was very much curious to try their Cosmetic line, and so I had to pick up these two items which cost around Php 215 each. These are their ‘Into The Nudes’ and ‘Smoked Out’ Eyeshadow Palettes that both had 12 different shades of eyeshadow. I purchased these at the Robinson’s Metro-East Department Store along Marcos Highway. They were pretty much sold out since they only had like 2 of each left on the display. But please don’t quote me on that just yet, because I didn’t really had a chance to get some assistance from the sales lady there. Hehe. 🙂

Anyway, here are the swatches of the two palettes:

  • INTO THE NUDES EYESHADOW PALETTE   

 

 

 

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  •  SMOKED OUT EYESHADOW PALETTE  

  

  

 

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PRODUCT REVIEW:

Pros:

  • The price is very affordable. You get 12 shades for only Php 215.
  • Some shades are very pigmented.
  • Good for beginners.
  • Available in most department stores nationwide.
  • Comes with a free dual-ended brush (sponge-tip applicator and flat eye-shadow brush).
  • Some shades are easy to blend (mostly the shimmery ones).
  • Travel-friendly and cute packaging. 

Cons:

  • Doesn’t come with a mirror.
  • The matte eyeshadows in the palette are not only difficult to swatch, but can also be very hard to blend.
  • Some shades in the ‘Into The Nudes’ palette are not really “nude”, and most of them are shimmery eyeshadows. 
  • Some shades in the ‘Smoked Out’ palette are really hard to swatch on hand, thus you can expect the same when you apply it onto your eyelids.
  • Prone to fall-outs and creasing, so you have to be very careful in applying. I find that its better to use a primer for the colours to stand out more.

Will I recommend this?

  • Yes, especially if you are building up your makeup collection. This is a very good product to add to your vanity if you are just starting out with makeup. Not only is it very affordable, but you get 12 shades for the price of one. Not bad for a locally manufactured eyeshadow product. Aside from that, some of the shades are really vibrant, hence you can create tons of makeup looks with these two palettes alone. Just be careful of fall-outs and creasing. 

So that’s it for this blogpost, everyone. I hoped y’all liked it. If you have anymore questions, feel free to comment down below and I’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible. Ciao!! And thank you for reading!! Take care!:)

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY! ❤️

Xoxo,

  


Tips for your Job Interview Makeup Look!

Hey everyone! I am back with a quick blog post about a makeup look that is pretty much popular for all fresh graduates out there. Are you ready? Let’s go! 😄

Tip #1: DO NOT WEAR HEAVY MAKEUP

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– Ladies! This is a must, okay? Why? Because remember, this is a job interview and not a party. You do not want your interviewer to think that you are wearing too much makeup on. Plus, the look that you should aim for is a more sophisticated makeup look that is a bit toned down. You should just look like your normal self, only better. 😉

Tip #2: MOISTURIZE AND HYDRATE YOUR FACE

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– Well, before applying any makeup on, always keep in mind that you should keep your face hydrated at all times by moisturizing it. This will not only bring out your natural glow, but this will also give you a youthful touch that will surely snag the attention of your interviewer. You do not wanna look like you have been through hell and back just looking for a job. Keep it cool and hydrate yourself with water and apply your favorite moisturizer.

Tip #3: GROOM YOUR BROWS

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– I truly believe that your eyebrows frame your face. Grooming them will enhance your natural facial features. And yes, I know you are prolly thinking to yourself that you cannot make them look even and what not. Well, let me tell you that your eyebrows are not twins but sisters. One brow will never look like the other brow even if you try and try. Well, not unless you have measured the two closely and you have an obsession of making them both look alike. Nonetheless, its always advisable to groom them. Be mindful also to use an eyebrow color that matches your skin tone and hair color. 😄

Tip #4: STAY CLOSE TO A NEUTRAL LIP COLOR AND BROWN EYESHADOWS

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– Please ladies, refrain from using a bold lip color. This will not only distract your interviewer, but it will also make them have a feel that you are wearing too much makeup on. Remember, you are selling yourself for that job position, and you do not wanna give off a bad impression. However, if you feel more comfortable with a bold lip color on, and it boosts up your confidence then be my guest. Just make sure to pair it off with a neutral eyeshadow color. I will reiterate it again, this is a job interview and not a party. I am saying this because I see so much women walking in and out of interviews looking as if they just came from a glamour shoot. Although there is nothing wrong with that, it is still advisable that you wear very minimal makeup on.
– Brown eyeshadow pallets and/or sets are a must have in this makeup look. Why? Because brown eyeshadows enhance the natural contour of your eyes. Paired with the proper highlight color that matches your skin tone, you are sure to rock the look. 😄

Tip #5: SMILE

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– They say that the best makeup look anyone can wear would be a smile on their face. So why not do it, right? What’s the point of fixing yourself up if you do not have a smile on your face? Being happy and confident of who you are makes so much of a difference. Even if your makeup look doesn’t look like a Vogue Magazine look, that pleasant smile you have makes you so much prettier than any top model out there. I am not exaggerating this for blogging purposes only, okay? I am saying this because a smiling face always gives off a positive first impression, especially for interviewers. 😊

Well everyone, that is it for now! I hope you enjoyed my tips for your job interview makeup look! If you want me to do a written or actual makeup tutorial on a sample job interview makeup, then let me know in the comments below.

The photo below is a sample of what the makeup look I wore in my job interview. I will post more photos on my facebook page! Just feel free to click on the link down below.

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Makeup By Claire Lingan

So I’ll talk to you guys/girls again soon! Take care and best wishes on your job interview! I hope you found the following tips helpful. God bless! 😘

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!

Xoxo,

My First Up-do for a client!

Hey there, everyone! I am back with another quick update and this is about my first ever up-do for a client. As you all know, hair is not really my forte that is why I normally get my friends who are experts in hair care to do this for me. However, on the day that they were not really available to do hair, I had to do it by myself. 😦

At first, I felt really bad because I could not say no to a client, especially if its a relative of mine. Thus, I really had to Google some of the hairstyles on the internet just to have a background about Hair and how to style it. To cut the long story short, I was able to learn how to do an up-do that will surely match the makeup and outfit of my cousin, Dr. Cusi. Hence, I came up with this one (see picture below).

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And the picture below is the final output! 🙂
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I know its not really much of a big deal to some of you guys, but to me it wasn’t as easy as it looks to some who are already experts in this field. That is why I opt to study hair styling soon. I do hope that by doing so, I can maximize my skills in the health, beauty and wellness industry. Therefore, helping Women all around the world to be confident of who they are and to be able to bring out the true beauty in them. Sounds cliche, right? But that’s just how it is. 🙂

Well, I hope you like this quick update of mine! I will post more blogposts soon! Talk to you soon! Take care and God bless! 🙂 ❤️

#TOGODBEALLTHEGLORY

Xoxo,

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan, Freelance Aspiring Professional Makeup Artist ♥

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan,
Freelance Aspiring Professional
Makeup Artist ♥

THE MAKEUP ARTIST POSES

Hey everyone! What’s up? I know I haven’t posted anything in here for a very long time, and I do apologize for that because I have been busy with my fitness goals and studies. I am finally going to graduate next year (2014) at the University of Santo Tomas. My course is, AB Economics, for those who don’t know yet. Well, anyway, I just wanted to share a few of my modeling pictures because I was finally given a chance to pose FOR THE FIRST TIME, after losing a lot of weight. Thanks to my trainer, Coach Mike Lagdameo from UP Diliman, and to my fitness coach, Ms. Jin Rufo. They’ve helped me a lot in terms of my weight loss journey that actually led me to meeting my new boyfriend, Mr. Patrick Anama. Yes, that’s how awesome these people are. Well, anyway, enough rambling because I do am planning on posting a different blog post on my weight loss journey soon. I don’t know when, but I will surely hit you guys up on Twitter when. Oh, and I don’t know if you guys caught me on TV, at Umagang Kay Ganda when I was chosen to “model” for David’s Salon. Oh well. Just let me know if you did. Anyway, here are the photos! ENJOY! ❤

Photographed By: Allan Lafuente

Photographed By: Allan Lafuente

The photo above with this pretty woman beside me is Ms. Jin Rufo, my fitness coach,  was taken last April of 2013.

Photographed By: Von Espina

Photographed By: Von Espina

Photographed By: Von Espina

Photographed By: Von Espina

Photographed By: Von Espina

Photographed By: Von Espina

This photo above was taken last June after my street shoot with Ms. Marlo Ramos and Mr. Von Espina.

Photographed by: Mea Oropesa

Photographed by: Mea Oropesa

This photo above was taken last September after my pre-debut shoot with Ms. Mea Oropesa.

Photographed By: Choy Palo

Photographed By: Choy Palo

Photographed By: Choy Palo

Photographed By: Choy Palo

Photographed By: Choy Palo

Photographed By: Choy Palo

This was taken last September after my shoot with  stylist, Ms. Yna Mendez and Mr. Choy Palo.

THANK YOU, DAVID'S SALON AND ABS-CBN'S UMAGANG KAY GANDA.

THANK YOU, DAVID’S SALON AND ABS-CBN’S UMAGANG KAY GANDA.

If you guys saw me on TV, let me know. But this was my shoot with David’s Salon last September.

Photographed By: Red Images

Photographed By: Red Images

The photo above was taken last September by Red Images.Inc after during my Graduation Picture Shoot.

Photographed By: Portia Ruiz

Photographed By: Portia Ruiz

Photographed By: Portia Ruiz

Photographed By: Portia Ruiz

The photo above was taken last October by Ms. Portia Ruiz after my shoot for GAC, the shop of stylist, Ms. Yna Mendez.

Photographed By: Mr. Kerwin Tan

Photographed By: Mr. Kerwin Tan

The photo above was a makeup look done by my Makeup Artist friend, Ms. Joti Ty that was photographed by her boyfriend, Mr. Kerwin Tan.

Photographed By: Mike Galang

Photographed By: Mike Galang

Photographed by: Michael Galang

Photographed by: Michael Galang

Photographed By: Michael Galang

Photographed By: Michael Galang

The last few photos were taken by Mr. Mike Galang, the boyfriend of Ms. Marlo Ramos last December 2013.

Thank you so much and good day to all of you! I missed blogging, by the way. I hope to have more time to share my experiences soon! That’s a promise! God bless you all! ❤

Xoxo,

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan, Freelance Aspiring Professional Makeup Artist ♥

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan,
Freelance Aspiring Professional
Makeup Artist ♥

My DIY Hair Waxing Experience

Olaaaaaa!! I’m back with another blog and this time, its all about hair waxing. Well, I don’t know with you guys but I really am a fan of waxing. I sometimes go to the local waxing station near our place or do it all by myself at home. So before I give you a quick tutorial as to how I wax my legs, I’ll just list down a couple of benefits with waxing which I have gathered online. I will put a link down below as to where I got them.

  1. It lasts longer than shaving your legs. Why? This is because waxing pulls out the hair from the roots, allowing it to grow thinner (as some would claim; although this is something that I personally experience as well). Moreover, this also removes dead skin cells hence, giving out a flawless finish.
  2. Its a time saver because some waxing products allow your skin to remain flawless in a span of four weeks or so. Whereas, shaving mostly yields to rashes and uneven hair growth – hair looks longer and thicker in some areas.
  3. This is a method that is less prone to accidents when you do it correctly. Inevitably, if you do something wrong, you are mostly prone to mistakes that can yield to irritations, rashes and scarring. So as for waxing, the best way to avoid them is to apply it in a direction where your hair would grow and to follow the instructions written on your waxing kit.

So those are probably the top three benefits that I have gathered from these wonderful sources:

So as promised, I would now write a quick tutorial as to how I wax my own legs and what products I use to do it. If you follow me on Twitter, liked my page and also am a follower of mine on Instagram, you’d see that I have written a post with regard to waxing. As written there, the three products that I use would be:

  • No Hair Wax Kit with Mangosteen Extract Unwanted Hair Remover that costs about Php 300 at Watson’s
  • Glam Works Hair Removal Paper that costs roughly about Php 30 also at Watson’s
  • Glam Works Hair Removal Wax Kit that costs less than Php 100 (sorry, I forgot the price; I will just check it and edit this soon) at Watson’s

Just a quick review on these products would be that they are absolutely inexpensive and very effective to use. Based from my experience, they haven’t caused me any allergies and they have really good reviews online. Also, its very easy to use and its not necessarily harmful to your skin. So if you’re interested, its written above where you could get them and just try them. However, make sure that you consult your doctor to avoid irritation. I always have to stress that out because I personally have very sensitive skin that I would like to take care by all means.

HOW TO: WAX YOUR OWN LEGS OR ANY PART OF YOUR BODY

*Note: I am using the ‘No Hair Wax Kit with Mangosteen Extract Unwanted Hair Remover’ on the photo below*

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  1. Before applying the wax, make sure that your skin is clean and free of any oil or dirt prior to waxing. I suggest that you even take a shower before you wax in order to prevent irritations.
  2. This step is optional if you are allergic to Powder or Baby Powder, but if you’re not, use this to mattify your skin. This will help the wax to become more adhesive thus, making it easier to pull.
  3. Following the natural flow of your hair, apply the wax over it using a Popsicle Stick. Mine came with the ‘Glam Works Hair Removal Kit’ but yeah, you can use any popsicle stick in this process.
  4. Place the hair removal sheet on top of the waxed area and flatten it out. Make sure that the wax sticks on to the paper as much as possible.
  5. Pull the hair removal paper opposite to how it was applied for this will pull out the hair, thus giving that flawless finish.
  6. Once you are done waxing, you can just easily go back to certain areas with a tweezer and tweeze out the unwanted hair that you have missed out during the whole of your waxing process.
  7. Another optional step which I actually encourage, but not to people who happen to be allergic to oil or any type of oil for that matter; is to apply oil over the waxed area to remove the excess wax and to moisturize the area to prevent irritation and ‘chicken skin’.

TIPS FOR FIRST TIMERS OR WHAT NOT:

  • Always make sure to pick a product that is suitable to your skin type.
  • If you have sensitive skin, I suggest that you consult your doctor prior to waxing in order to prevent irritation.
  • In applying the wax, make sure to only get a pea-sized amount on the popsicle stick. This is so that you would know as to when you should add more wax or not.
  • Do not immediately wash your legs after you wax. WHY? This is because our pores are wide open when we wax, hence, we have to return back moisture and allow the pores to naturally close. Also, the main cause of ‘chicken skin’ is washing after a waxing session. However, if you really have to shower, then I suggest that you shower with luke warm water instead.
  • Do not pull our the hair removal paper hard or slow, and just do it in a right pace. This is so that accidents, scarring, rashes and other forms of irritation can be avoided.

So there you have it guys! I hope you enjoyed this blog and this quick tutorial as to how you could wax your own legs at home. I suggest that you read the instructions written on the waxing kit prior to doing it yourself or to read blogs online to know whether or not you should purchase a product. This is to help widen your knowledge on beauty products and to prevent all sorts of irritation to your skin from happening. One good place I would suggest that you go is none other than Watson’s for they really have all the beauty needs for our body to look its best. Thank you and good luck on your waxing experience! TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!!! 🙂

Xoxo,

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan, Freelance Aspiring Professional Makeup Artist ♥

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan,
Freelance Aspiring Professional
Makeup Artist ♥

My Take on Hair Extensions (Human Hair vs. Synthetic Hair)

Hey everyone! I know I haven’t been blogging in forever simply because I have too much going on with my life these days. SORRY FOR THAT!!! So now that I am back, I can show you what I have been up to lately. As for this blogpost, I will be talking hair extensions because I just got my first real human hair extensions. If you have been following me on Twitter and you’re a contact of mine on Facebook; I have been rambling about this for ages. I’ve been wanting to get long hair for the longest time but since I had so much hair color treatment and what not, I just can’t grow it to become healthy and strong.

To be very honest, I had to cut the ends from time to time because my split ends were growing faster than my hair and that sucks. I even went to the extent of getting a Brazilian Blowdry Treatment from a local salon near my school simply to just heal my hair. Nonetheless, I admit that I am at fault for this. I’m guessing that if you guys have read my previous blogs; I wrote about my DIY Hair Dye Remover Experience which I do not regret doing since it is the one basically responsible for my hair color as of the moment. Just to explain what happened, I kind of stripped down the color some more to make my hair light again after getting highlights for Christmas. Yup, I know you’re probably thinking to yourself, “what the hell does she want to do with her hair?” Hm, let’s just say that I am one person who likes changing up my look from time to time and that is through my hair. I consider it as one of my assets, that’s why.

Just so you could understand what was going on, I will be posting a few pictures below. In the photos, you’ll see how damaged my hair became after all that coloring and what not.

My hair with highlights. I got this after Christmas Season when I went on a vacation far far away. :)

My hair with highlights. I got this after Christmas Season when I went on a vacation far far away. 🙂

This was my hair after I did about 3-4 DIY Hair Dye Remover Solution. As you can see, its really damaged and frizzy. So again, if you are attempting to do this DIY Hair Remover Solution, you must treat your hair from time to time. My hair became this damaged because of the highlights I got last Christmas. To be honest, I regret getting highlights because it honestly slipped my mind that the hair with highlights on was going to get lightened as well. I know, that was extremely stupid on my part but I will again, just charge it on to experience.

This was my hair after I did about 3-4 DIY Hair Dye Remover Solution. As you can see, its really damaged and frizzy. So again, if you are attempting to do this DIY Hair Remover Solution, you must treat your hair from time to time. My hair became this damaged because of the highlights I got last Christmas. To be honest, I regret getting highlights because it honestly slipped my mind that the hair with highlights on was going to get lightened as well. I know, that was extremely stupid on my part but I will again, just charge it on to experience.

This was how my hair looked like when I tried Cesh Pilar's Synthetic Hair  Extensions. As you can see, its not really a match to my own hair. Basically, this was because of the highlights and the DIY Hair Dye Remover Solution that I did.

This was how my hair looked like when I tried Cesh Pilar’s Synthetic Hair Extensions. As you can see, its not really a match to my own hair. Basically, this was because of the highlights and the DIY Hair Dye Remover Solution that I did.

Moving on, I got my first hair extensions from a girl I met at Sulit.com.ph. Her name is Cesh Pilar. I met up with her a few months back at SM Manila to get my Wavy Blonde Clip-on Synthetic Hair Extensions for only Php 280. It was a pretty cheap deal and up to now, I still do not regret getting it. However, my problem was since I started out with a black hair color and based from my explanation above, it wasn’t really an exact match to my hair. Hence, I had to again, color my hair just so that I could match the extensions. I think you’d know what the aftermath led to, and that is none other than damaged hair. EXTREMELY DAMAGED RUBBERY HAIR THAT LED ME TO HAVE A BRAZILIAN BLOWDRY TREATMENT. I blame myself for that because I have already started out with blonde hair to begin with but whatever, I’ll just charge it to experience anyway.

My hair after I got the Brazilian Blowdry Treatment. As you can see, it became straight and healthy. However, this didn't last very long. I guess after a month, my hair was starting to get frizzy and that is when my hair coloring agendas came into the picture once again.

My hair after I got the Brazilian Blowdry Treatment. As you can see, it became straight and healthy. However, this didn’t last very long. I guess after a month, my hair was starting to get frizzy and that is when my hair coloring agendas came into the picture once again.

Since I wasn’t happy with that, I didn’t wear the extensions for quite sometime. Mainly because they were wavy and my hair was straight. So it wasn’t until the Brazilian Blowdry Treatment wore off, and with basically 3 layers of hair color to somewhat get the desired color that I wanted as of the moment, that I have gotten a chance to wear them again. (YAY) The photo below was how I looked liked wearing them.

My hair with the clip-on extensions. I was able to somewhat kind of match it with my hair color. However, my hair was still too dark so its really not a complete match. *sighs*

My hair with the clip-on extensions. I was able to somewhat kind of match it with my hair color. However, my hair was still too dark so its really not a complete match. *sighs*

As you can see in the photo above, it is still not quite a match with my real hair. Hence, I kinda just gave up on it. So as time passed by, I was treating my hair with a few products that I will be posting down below just to get it back into shape; which it did happen actually. I mean, I was honesty shocked by how effective these inexpensive products are when used everyday. You’ll definitely like them if you’re a hair fanatic like me who has severely damaged hair. To be very specific, I was even able to had my hair colored at a salon (courtesy of my brother because he hated what my hair looks like) without it dying. So its a pretty good deal actually.

So these have been the products that I'm using to treat and maintain my hair. :)

So these have been the products that I’m using to treat and maintain my hair. 🙂

Products that I use to treat my hair:

  • Glam Hair Luxe Intensive Care Hair Treatment
  • Fabulouz Gems Keratin Hot Oil
  • Ashley Shine Keratin Hair Reconstruction Cream with Mangosteen Extract

I will write a different blogpost on that as soon as I replenish my stocks and use it for a longer period of time. So going back, after I had my hair done, I decided that it was time for me to get permanent Human Hair Extensions and take care of my hair with it once and for all. Yeah, I know that I have probably taken a while to get this idea to sink into my head. HAHAHAHA. Oh well, as I have said earlier, I will just have to charge it to experience. So basically, I went online again to Sulit.com.ph to find hair extensions. I met a girl named, Nikka Yamanouchi who offered me a pretty good deal on Human Hair Extensions which was Php 40 per strand of 28 inches, and so I went for it. My good friend, Zharmaine Arjinal whom I have mentioned in most of my blogs, accompanied me there. We took a jeep going there since my car was coding and got soaking wet in the rain. We also got flooded too because of the awful drainage system in Manila. Anyways, so once we got there, Nikka placed on my hair extensions. I was pretty happy with it because it was a complete match to my hair color which I wasn’t really expecting. Plus, the hair she gave me was in pretty good shape. I guess, if you were in my shoes, you’d be as happy as I was.

Since the hair was long, I had to get it trimmed. It felt weird though, asking someone to cut your extensions. HAHAHA. Okay, that was so random. After a few days of wearing it, I felt as if the extensions were not as adhesive enough on my hair. Consequently, I had to seek the help of another person that I found also at Sulit.com.ph. Man, is this site awesome or what? You can find loads of pretty good deals in there. Yeah, okay so what I did was to contact Syra Davies who happens to offer hair extensions at a lower price which is Php 25 for 20 inches hair and Php 30 for 28 inches of hair. They actually offer out a promo which is Php 5000 for 100 strands for braided hair extensions with two micro-rings attached. So I went to her place in Pasig and got my hair done. True enough, the extensions that Nikka placed were already coming off. So what Syra did was to braid my hair and attach the extensions and secure them with micro-rings. After a few days of wearing them, I can say that I am really impressed because now, I can wash my hair and even apply treatment without worrying that it will come off or what. To be very specific, we should not actually leave the treatment on to our scalp since it can be a cause of dandruff, so I prefer placing it on the ends of my hair and only applying a few on my scalp.

My hair after I got the extensions trimmed because they were 28 inches long. This were the hair extensions done by Nikka Yamanouchi. :)

My hair after I got the extensions trimmed because they were 28 inches long. This were the hair extensions done by Nikka Yamanouchi. 🙂

This is how the hair from Nikka Yamanouchi's Hair Extensions looked like when curled. :) As you can see, we can really style the hair in whatever way we want it to look like.

This is how the hair from Nikka Yamanouchi’s Hair Extensions looked like when curled. 🙂 As you can see, we can really style the hair in whatever way we want it to look like.

This was my hair after getting it redone by Syra Davies. Hands down, its easier to style and I love it. :)

This was my hair after getting it redone by Syra Davies. Hands down, its easier to style and I love it. 🙂

In summary, I will list down a few pros and cons I had with hair extensions per se so you guys could understand my plight.

So when it comes to Clip-on Hair Extensions that are synthetic, the few pros would be:

  • It is easy to remove when you don’t want to wear them anymore
  • You can wash them like normal hair
  • You don’t need to worry about its style and texture since it doesn’t change no matter what you do to it

As for the cons I had with it:

  • It is hard to match it with your real hair color
  • You cannot color nor style it in accordance to what you want it to look like (Believe me, I have tried)
  • It kind of comes off from time to time so you have to really secure it so it will be like your real hair.

I know that some of you will argue that there are also Human Hair extensions that are clip-ons as well. However, I find that if I just get them attached to my hair, it would be easier to style it. This is because some extensions come in like pieces of hair and some are like one big piece. Plus, it is really heavy and painful to wear at times. Well, that is just my verdict on that. It really depends on what you prefer.

As for the pros and cons of Permanent (until the hair grows out, of course) Human Hair Extensions, the pros would be:

  • You can easily color and match it to your real hair
  • It is easier to style since you won’t have to detach it or what not anymore
  • It is really like real hair when worn

The few cons would include:

  • You have to really be careful in styling it because once you pull it, the extensions or maybe even your real hair will come off as well
  • You have to make sure that you don’t apply that much conditioning treatment on the upper layers because it can loosen the micro-rings attached to it (although this is something that should also be done with real hair as well)
  • It is kind of hard to hide it when you style it so you have to really be careful and of course, get an experienced person to teach you how to style and take care of it
  • Also, if your hair is curly or wavy, you really have to get a human hair that actually matches the texture of your hair

So those are my opinions on hair extensions per se. I hope you enjoyed reading my blog. If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below. I will address you as soon as possible from this time on. Thank you so so very much and I’ll see you hopefully on YouTube if I decide making videos again or just here on my blog. Take care and to God be the glory. 🙂

And this has mostly been the hairstyle I do after I had my extensions redone by Syra Davies. She also taught me how to curl and style it this way so I'm really happy with it. Thank you very much! :)

And this has mostly been the hairstyle I do after I had my extensions redone by Syra Davies. She also taught me how to curl and style it this way so I’m really happy with it. Thank you very much! 🙂

For those who are interested to buy or get hair extensions as well; here in the Philippines, these are the contact numbers of the people whom I got these from:

P.S.:

I made a bargain with regard to the prices of my extensions from these people and in return, I wanted to advertise them. I just wrote this, just so you know. Thank you so so much!!

Xoxo,

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan, Freelance Aspiring Professional Makeup Artist ♥

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan,
Freelance Aspiring Professional
Makeup Artist ♥

BOHEMIAN INSPIRED SHOOT

QUEZON CITY MEMORIAL CIRCLE

OLAAAAAAAA! Its me again. I told you, I’ll try and update this blog from time to time. (LOL) Anyway, yesterday (December 09, 2012), I did a Bohemian Inspired Shoot  at the QC Memorial Circle with my good friend, Ms. Charis Antalan. She booked a fun shoot for me and her to do on a Sunday. We also kinda made it our chitchat day together since we haven’t really hanged out in such a long time. So this shoot was kinda like our very own bonding moment together. You know girls, they like to have their bonding sessions all pimped up by dressing up and such.

Ms. Mae Oropesa (Left), Mr. James Fadrillan (Red Shirt), and Mr. Ken Caliwanagan (Blue Shirt)

Mr. Mike Maravillo and Ms. Mae Oropesa

Ms. Charis Antalan

So basically, what happened was that she came over to my place to do makeup since I live a few blocks away from the location of the shoot. I won’t go over with what happened because its basically just the normal mantra that takes place here. Instead, I’ll just explain what I did to her face. The products I’ve used would be the “How To Look The Best At Everything – Flawless Complexion Makeup Kit” in the shade, Light. Since the product was a few shades lighter than her skin tone, I decided to mix it with my Loreal True Match Foundation in C7 to get an overall even color. The reason why the Benefit foundation kit was a few shades lighter was because it was of my personal use, but since I love Charis; I decided to try it on her. It works like magic, though because I didn’t have to retouch her face from time to time after using the “Pore Fessional – Pore Minimizer” tube that came with it. That product works like magic because it gives off such a flawless finish on the face. I really do recommend trying this one out. 🙂

HAIR AND MAKEUP

A closer look on the hair and makeup 🙂

As for the eyes, I just went through to doing a sultry smokey eyes look. It was merely a mixture of brown shadows. I won’t go into detail on how its done in this blog, but I promise to try and make a step-by-step guide on how I did this. Going back, the main thing that’s noticeable in all Bohemian Makeup Look photographs was the eyeliner. So I went on to lining her eyes and setting it with black eye shadow. The darker the eyeliner on the waterline, the more bohemian looking it is. Just make sure you don’t go overboard with it. Just the right amount of eyeliner to bring out the Bohemian effect would do. 🙂 For the rest of the face, what I did was to contour her nose, cheeks, and jawline. This was to further enhance her facial features. I also added bronzer and an orange toned blush to match the look. I didn’t went on to lining the lips nor adding any lipstick for that matter. I just used my nude lipgloss over the tinted lipbalm from Etude House for this. In summary, the main goal of the look is to make the eyes stand out in subtle manner. Some Makeup Artists like their models to have really dramatic eyes for this look, but I decided to just make it as balanced looking and wearable in any way possible. As for the hair, I decided to just do a simple half ponytail braid. Its really hard for me to explain how I did it, but I just merely twisted the sides of her hair and braid it downwards.

Ms. Charis Antalan

Well, that’s it for the hair and makeup story portion of this shoot. I can say that what happens in every shoot is just the normal thing. You know, the one wherein models would pose to match the look and the photographer shoots it. However, the fun part of this shoot was wherein I got to style Charis’ look. I don’t know how to explain this part since I am not at all a stylist, but I guess the photographs below will speak for themselves. I’m sorry about that. I just don’t wanna throw some fashion tips just like that without the proper background to backup what I’m saying. Nonetheless, if I get better at it, I think I’ll try and blog about fashion ideas too. What do you think? Everything is worth a shot. 🙂

FIRST LOOK

FIRST LOOK 🙂

SECOND OUTFIT :)

SECOND OUTFIT 🙂

The photographers that I have worked with in the shoot were:

Me and Charis 🙂

To sum up this blog, I would thank these photographers for doing such a great job in photographing my beautiful friend, Ms. Charis Antalan. I also would like to thank Ms. Mae Oropesa for treating us out to dinner at Max’s Restaurant. It was indeed a pleasure working with all of you. I hope that I get to work with all of you again soon. More so, I would like to thank Charis for everything. She really does know how to make me smile. So thank you all for such a fun shoot! 🙂 Oh, and thank you too for reading this very long blog. If you need people to do makeup, modelling and photography, feel free to leave a comment down below. Thank you again and God bless! 🙂

Oh, and as you can see, my hair is two-toned because I have just recently indulged myself into removing my dark hair dye using Vitamin C. You can check out my detailed blog post about that by clicking the link below. Thank you! Ciao! 🙂

Xoxo,

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan,Freelance Aspiring ProfessionalMakeup Artist ♥

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan,
Freelance Aspiring Professional
Makeup Artist ♥