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Friday, March 15, 2013

My MAC Face Part Deux!

This is how I look without a trace of MAC makeup on my face:

These are some of the pieces I use from MAC:

THIS is my MAC face:

Behold the power of makeup you guys.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Get This Look: Smokey Eyes, Nude Lips

So I've been going nuts over MAC's mineralize eyeshadows, and decided to create a sultry look showcasing "Gilt By Association." Check it.

More after the jump!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

MAC's Archie's Girls Betty Bright Lipstick

"Betty Bright" is one of the bestsellers from MAC's Archie's Girls collection. I was lucky to get a hold of it before it sold out online and in stores! I wasn't surprised that it flew off the shelves within seconds of its release. After all, Betty Bright has a beautiful, peach-coral shade with strong pink undertones and a satin finish. Who doesn't want a lipstick like that?
The only downside I can think of it is its formula. Since it has a satin finish, you have to remember that "less is more." Too much product will cause it to settle into lines- It may also look uneven after pressing or rubbing your lips together. To prevent this, just apply a thin layer of lipbalm or lipgloss before swiping on your lipstick (two layers at the most).

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Monday, March 11, 2013

MAC's Flatter Me Pearlmatte (Archie's Girls)

When MAC announced they were launching Archie's Girls a few months ago, I knew I had to get my hands on some of their products! I didn't like everything in the collection, but one of the pieces that I had no regrets purchasing was Betty's Pearlmatte Flatter Me face powder. It's a beautiful peach blush with pink undertones and gold shimmer.
The best thing about Pearlmatte is that it highlights your cheeks without emphasizing your pores. It doesn't have an extreme metallic finish, just a subtle, peach-coral sheen. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

MAC Stereo Rose Skinfinish

I've been drooling over MAC's Apres Spring 2013 Collection. I was lucky to get a hold of Stereo Rose before it sold out, so here's my short review on it.

Stereo Rose works as a blush/highlighter. It's a beautiful coral shade with pink undertones and light gold shimmer. It has a metallic finish that brightens up your face when applied with a light hand, so avoid putting too much of this on your cheeks- it might end up emphasizing your pores!

More after the jump!

Friday, September 28, 2012

I'm a redhead now!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

An amazing pro-Israel speech by George W. Bush

This is why I love George W. Bush. He understands Christianity and freedom. Brought tears to my eyes.
"As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, would America have declared, 'Lord if only I could have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided'... We have an obligation to call this what it is- the false comfort of appeasement which has been repeatedly discredited by history."
I believe that freedom is a universal human right. My late grandfather used to talk a lot about this; in fact, as a kid he fought alongside American troops to free the Philippines from Japanese imperialism. He came out in support of the Iraq war because he himself knew what it was like to live under tyranny. Here's a snippet from an article he wrote for Time back in 2003, in support of the Iraq War:
In the Western classic film High Noon, citizens of a frontier town don't know what to do when they hear that a dreaded gang of bandits is riding in. At first they are in denial, fervently hoping the desperadoes won't sack their homes and businesses. In the end, they flee, leaving only the sheriff Will Kane, played by Gary Cooper, to face the approaching evil. Many people will disagree with me, but I liken George W. Bush to Will Kane. While other leaders are confused and undecided about the terrorist threat that Iraq poses to the world, President Bush is clear and focused. On Iraq, he is the brave sheriff...

During World War II, the U.S. rescued Europe from Nazi tyranny and Asia from Japanese imperialism. As a then member of the Philippine guerrilla resistance against Japan, I was proud to count Americans as my comrades-in-arms. We fought together in a common cause, and I witnessed many of them dying for my country. I will never forget that...
I know that Israel is more than capable of defending itself, but the country is also surrounded by so much hostility. I just can't understand why so many people are now calling for Israel to be abandoned in favor of Palestine. (Just argued with a Paulbot.) Now if Israel needs some foreign aid to help build missile defense systems to protect itself from a-holes like Iran, it should be given to them. They are that one bright spot of democracy in that region, and the country itself means so much to Jews and Christians. Imagine if Israel were abandoned, and taken down by Iran. It's a scary thought.

Friday, July 27, 2012

One of George W. Bush's greatest legacies- PEPFAR

Father & son receiving ARTs though PEPFAR.

So I've been arguing with a Paulbot about PEPFAR. For the life of me, I can't imagine anyone who would disagree with PEPFAR and its positive impact on HIV-prevention in Africa... unless that "anyone" is a full-blown Paulbot. Just think about this: Since 2003, George W. Bush's bold HIV/AIDS initiative has saved millions of lives in Africa. ARTs, or antiretrovirals treatment, became widely available in parts of the continent that once had very little hope of obtaining it. PEPFAR has also helped those who suffer from different diseases. From the Stanford School of Medicine:
PEPFAR, the largest U.S. initiative ever devoted to a single disease, has helped save lives from all causes, not just HIV/AIDS... The program was begun in 2003 under President George W. Bush and is considered one of his greatest achievements. Though its goal was primarily to fight HIV/AIDS, the new study suggests it has had a spillover effect, benefiting individuals with other health problems as well.
I know that PEPFAR had massive funding at least until 2008, but can you really put a price tag on people's lives? And if you were to launch a global fight against terrible diseases, wouldn't you want the best of the best on your team? Funding for PEPFAR included the salaries for its personnel (which included the medical staff, outreach workers, peer councilors, etc) and the money needed to build health clinics and properly arm them with working equipment. I highly doubt that private donors alone cold have funded this.

If you could save helpless people from dying, if you could help a mother prevent her disease from transferring to her child, wouldn't you?

Here are two twin orphans from Mozambique. They lost their parents to AIDS. PEPFAR allowed them to attend school.

Is this really so wrong?

Hopefully one day there wouldn't be a need for PEPFAR, that those in Africa will no longer need to depend on foreign aid to get their treatments. But things like that... it's easier said than done. We are talking about towns, cities, provinces that have very little hope for the future. They depend on foreign aid because they can't depend on ANYONE- not their own governments, not even their own families. Can you honestly look a dying mother in the eye and say,learn how to fish?

Can you?

Sometimes a little compassion... can save millions of lives.