Friday, March 15, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
"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?
More after the jump!
More after the jump!
Posted by Sweetface24 at 11:40 PM
Monday, March 11, 2013
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.
Posted by Sweetface24 at 12:14 AM
Thursday, March 7, 2013
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!
More after the jump!
Posted by Sweetface24 at 3:36 AM
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
"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...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.
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...
Posted by Sweetface24 at 2:37 AM
Friday, July 27, 2012
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.
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?
Sometimes a little compassion... can save millions of lives.
Posted by Sweetface24 at 2:22 AM