Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Review: Avon Blush On

Avon Ideal Luminous Blush On
Price: P299
Shade: Peach

Description:
Buildable skin-enhancing shades go from soft and sheer to a perfect pop of radiant color, with a naturally luminous finish that lasts for hours. Silky-smooth, long-wearing color. Compact includes mirror. 

Packaging

The packaging is a black glossy box. The compact comes with a mirror and brush inside.



The Brush

The brush is not that soft but it is handy.

The Blush

The blush is not that shimmery. It looks so natural when you apply it. It doesn't irritate my skin or cause pimples.


Rating (1-5, 5 as highest)
Packaging: 5
Texture: 5
Long Lasting: 4
Color: 5
Brush: 4


TO USE:
Brush on cheeks and blend in an upward motion.

Ingredients:

talc dimethicone zinc stearate calcium silicate caprylyl glycol cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 dimethicone nylon-12 ptfe lauroyl lysine isostearyl hydroxystearate polymethyl methacrylate bht triethoxycaprylylsilane mangifera indica (mango) seed butter pearl shades may contain: synthetic fluorphlogopite tin oxide

May contain: carmine/ci 75470 bismuth oxychloride/ci 77163 iron oxides ferric ammonium ferrocyanide/ci 77510 ferric ferrocyanide/ci 77510 chromium hydroxide green/ci 77289 chromium oxide greens/ci 77288 guanine/ci 75170 mica/ci 77019 titanium dioxide/ci 77891 aluminum powder/ci 77000 bronze powder/ci 77400 copper powder/ci 77400 ultramarines/ci 77007 manganese violet/ci 77742 brown 1/ci 20170 blue 1/ci 42090 blue 1 lake/ci 42090 green 5/ci 61570 green 6/ci 61565 green 8/ci 59040 orange 4/ci 15510 orange 5/ci 45370 orange 5 lake/ci 45370 orange 10/ci 45425:1 red 4/ci 14700 red 6/ci 15850 red 6 lake/ci 15850 red 7/ci 15850 red 7 lake/ci 15850 red 17/ci 26100 red 21/ci 45380 red 21 lake/ci 45380 red 22/ci 45380 red 22 lake/ci 45380 red 27/ci 45410 red 27 lake/ci 45410 red 28/ci 45410 red 28 lake/ci 45410 red 30/ci 73360 red 30 lake/ci 73360 red 33/ci 17200 red 33 lake/ci 17200 red 34/ci 15880 red 34 lake/ci 15880 red 36/ci 12085 red 36 lake/ci 12085 red 40/ci 16035 red 40 lake/ci 16035 black 2/ci 77266 violet 2/ci 60725 ext. violet 2/ci 60730 yellow 5/ci 19140 yellow 5 lake/ci 19140 yellow 6/ci 15985 yellow 6 lake/ci 15985 yellow 7/ci 45350 ext. yellow 7/ci 10316 yellow 8/ci 45350 yellow 10/ci 47005 yellow 10 lake/ci 47005


Other shade is Cool Plum but I haven't used it yet.


Monday, April 27, 2015

Exhibit viewing: Stage design and costumes

Exhibit: Savador Bernal National Artist for Theater and Design

After seeing some posters in a bulletin board, I went to an exhibit alone. So happy I was the only viewer at past 1:00pm today. It feels like I own the place.


Salvador Bernal, widely acknowledged as the “father of Philippine theater design.
Bernal’s name is synonymous with Philippine theater design in which he excelled and for which he was conferred the honor National Artist for Theater and Design in 2003. The National Artist award is the country’s highest cultural honor. 

He worked with the CCP for the longest time but at the time of his death, he was designing a production of King Lear for PETA, one of the country’s most popular and respected theater group. Badong, as Bernal was called by friends and colleagues, was collaborating on King Lear with Nonon Padilla. The two helped put together a production of Dalagang Bukid in 1987, the first major stage production of the CCP after the Edsa People Power uprising.

The CCP said in a statement that Bernal’s last production for the CCP was a musical version of Lope K. Santos’s “Banaag at Sikat,” a political novel first published at the turn of the century.

Bernal designed more than 300 productions for drama, musicals, operas and concerts such as those for Musical Theater Philippines and Opera Guild of the Philippines. 


He also dabbled in the movies, designing the period costumes for such films as Oro, Plata, Mata and Gumising Ka, Maruja. He also helped design TV commercials and calendars. 

Bernal was known for using indigenous and locally available materials for stage such as bamboo, abaca fabric, hemp twice raw, rattan chain links, and styrofoams in productions such as Rajah Sulayman, Abaniko, La Traviata, Tomaneg at Aniway and Pagkahaba-haba man ng Prusisyon sa Simbahan din ang Tuloy (Much Ado About Nothing).

Source: http://www.interaksyon.com/entertainment/salvador-bernal-national-artist-and-father-of-philippine-theater-design/

This exhibit was on also on national tour last February to November 2014 in selected local communities nationwide as part of the Lakbay Sining (Touring) Program of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Cultural Exchange.

Below are the pictures of the fittings/costumes.








The Filipiniana costume that I like the most is this one. Although it is just black and white it looks very classy. I like the lace design of the skirt.



One of the small scale set designs



My favorite was the one with statute of Liberty in the background but I was not able to take a picture because someone was looking. I used Camera 360 in taking pictures because flash photography is not allowed.

One of the set designs has a 'hologram'.

video


The exhibit will run until May 31, 2015.
Venue: Basement DL Umali Hall, UPLB, College, Laguna.
Gallery Hours : 8am-5pm Free Admission





Saturday, April 18, 2015

Review: Body Shop Lip Balm

Body Shop Tinted Lip Balm
Delipscious

Made in USA
Weight: 4.2 g (0.14 oz)

Color: Shade of yellow orange

This lip balm has lots of shimmer. It really colors the lips but doesn't stay for long like a magic lipstick. It would match a skintone that is light or fair. It is yellowish/orange so it can make your teeth look yellow.

Putting too much is not advisable because it will make you look like you ate a lot of oil.

It is better if you put it on tip of a dark colored lipstick as a shimmer.

People with light colored or pinkish lips can use this however this doesn't look that much pretty people with dark lips.




Rating (1-5, 5 as highest)
Texture: 4
Long lasting: 4
Color: 4
Packaging: 4
Shimmer: 5

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Insights

I read in Mandisa's facebook post that Jamie Grace has an open letter to Taylor Swift. http://imafighter.org/deartaylorswift/. According to Jamie, Taylor Swift's mom has cancer.

Not only public figures need to put on a smile amidst of pain but also church leaders, parents, and even an ordinary person when they go out to buy some grocery. Their heart wants to burst with pain but they need to act as if everything is ok. It is also hard to update people or even post in facebook or any social media sites that a family member is sick or you have problems cause sometimes they interpret it as the Lord's judgement to you even if you are a Christian or to your family member/friend/loved one that isn't yet a believer. Sometimes the post or updates may be interpreted as a turn off to the Lord and a minus to His integrity because it's like He cannot take away all of our problems-but these are all lies. God is loving and is not the cause of pain of people. His desire is to bless us. Nothing is impossible with God and His ways and thoughts are higher than ours.

Health issues are not new to my family. Many times I pray for healing, crying and like begging to God but can't see the 100% healing.

I feel for those who are poor and can't afford treatment. I feel for those who are selfless and forgot about their desires and career just to take care of the sick. I feel for those who have all the money and knowledge but still their loved ones cannot be cured. I feel for those whose battle has been so long and it feels like forever. I feel for those who has sickness because it is inherited from ancestors or parents. It is never their fault why they were sick.

The news feed in Instagram, facebook, YahooNews, etc states that Amanda Noelle (back up of Natalie Grant) has cancer, Mark Hall of Casting Crowns had kidney operation to remove cancer Darlene Zschech had cancer and Benny Hinn had reset of heart rhythm. I came to an understanding that we still exist in this world and our bodies are mortal even if we are Christians and even if our ministry is healing and worship but of course we want heaven on earth- no pain, no sickness, no tears, eternity with the Lord! :D

I also have learned that we take up our own cross. We have our own battle even if part of our burden are the problems of our loved ones. We are not to blame ourselves if we pray for somebody and he/she doesn't get healed. There is a purpose- maybe God wants us to see His move little by little until we see full recovery.

It is hard to beat yourself up when you are the only Christian in a big family and you are the youngest and think as if your prayers aren't heard or your cries are not enough. And also think as if you are the problem why they don't get well.

I do understand that there are cases that people don't get healed and I just think that maybe it is because our bodies are still mortal. Even Jesus felt pain in the Calvary on the Cross. He didn't get healed while in the cross and eventually died but Jesus rose again for us to live.

We do not accept defeat and we are not losers. We are more than conquerors in Christ but as humans we also try to understand God's ways, will and purposes.

It is best to surround yourself with true people who would support you emotionally and sincerely care about you, understand you and will be willing to stand with you no matter how long it would take.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Review: The Body Shop Lipstick

Last Christmas I received some presents and they include two Lipsticks.

The Brand is Body Shop.


The first one is Lilac - Code: 852782

It looks violet but when you apply it on the lips it is just shimmer but when you apply it on the skin, the violet shade appears.




The second one is Rose. Code: 825778

It looks pink but when you apply it on the lips it is just shimmer but when you apply it on the skin, the pink shade appears. 



For me this lipstick is okay for people with very light pink or pale lips so that the color will be obvious.

It is more of a shimmer and not of a lipstick. The shimmer is very fine and doesn't look like glitters. You may use it on top of darker shade lipstick.

Rating:  (1-5, 5 as highest)

Color: 3
Texture: 4
Packaging: 4
Long lasting: 3

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

10 Load Resellers Accounts Giveaway


Due to the success of my Easter Giveaway which is #5loadresellersgiveaway

I'm happy to announce another giveaway. Since Labor Day (May 1) is coming I decided to do a tribute to our OFWs by giving out a loading business opportunity. Participants could be 1) an OFW or 2) their relative/s in the Philippines.

One reseller activation actually costs P200 but in this giveaway I'm giving the business accounts for FREE. Your one sim can load all cellphone networks, Cignal and prepaid internet. As a reseller you can have 5 resellers under you and you may opt to activate their sim cards for P200 or activate them for free. As a reseller you have 2% discount on all loading products.

Just enter the rafflecopter below or repost image in instagram or retweet using #5loadresellersgiveaway and tag @headturnerbeauty. The giveaway starts March 26, 2015 and ends April 6, 2015 (12 AM). This giveaway is not international (for Philippines only)

Copy and WIN : http://ow.ly/KNICZ
Just enter in the rafflecopter below or in the Giveaway tab found in facebook.com/headturnerbeauty or facebook.com/manystuff4sale. The giveaway  ends on May 9, 2015 (12 AM Philippine Time). This giveaway is for OFWs or their relatives in the Philippines. 

Relatives residing in the Philippines can also join their loved ones working in abroad by entering in the rafflecopter.

I will announce the 10 winners (just the First name and Last Name Initial) here in my blog and in my facebook. I will notify them through email and send them the user guides of the business. The prize of this contest does not include the load wallet of the winners. Loading menu cannot be sent via activation. There is an app available in Google play.

The loading business is Telepreneur but the company did not host or initiated this giveaway. This is a personal giveaway. No payment or purchase needed to enter this giveaway.

A winner should present proof of remittance (scanned copy) from any local or money transfer facilities (valid within the last 3 months).
 a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Additional Winners

Persistence is the key!!!

To those who joined and entered more than 5 times via Rafflecopter or Instagram or Twitter you are included here.

Please FB message facebook.com/headturnerbeauty the cellphone number you want me to activate and what region you live in (Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao). The gateway differs per region.

I will send you in FB too the user guides after I activate you.^_^


Note: Load wallet is not included in the activation.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Winners of my Giveaway (#5Loadresellersgiveaway)

Thank you to all who entered the #5loadresellersgiveaway. 5 winners were already selected via Rafflecopter but there might be a twist because only few (about 20) participated.. there might be more winners so there will be more businessmen and women staring this week..

So I will be making another announcement after I compiled those who joined in Instagram and Twitter aside from joining the Rafflecopter.

To the winners please check your email. The email you entered in the Rafflecopter Login. Or kindly message fb.com/headturnerbeauty the cellphone number you want me to activate? And what region (Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao) you belong to? because gateway differs per region.