Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The consistency of MAC Studio Finish Concealer is very thick and creamy. That said, this won't make a good undereye concealer but would be perfect for everywhere else. The color I chose, NC35, is pretty close to my skin but it's not a perfect match. I tried it on my face earlier using a small concealer brush and applying a little at a time. I would touch my brush lightly on the pot and then pat it on my blemish. Then blend the edges so it doesn't stand out. After doing this several times I got pretty good coverage. I also put my BareNaturals Ultimate Concealer on top just to make it blend better with my skin. I tried topping it all of with just a mineral veil/finishing powder to see if this could pass for an everyday look -- and it did. Yey! Although, I must say that if I put foundation on top, it would have looked better. My blemishes would have been better concealed. I noticed that after I swiped/buffed on the veil, the covered parts got a little exposed. So, I guess I better not buff it on next time.
So in conclusion:
MAC Studio Finish SPF35 Concealer
Thursday, March 19, 2009
P.S. They were in Manila lst Feb. 14 and had a concert, I didn't get to watch them, though.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
War Brides is the story of three Australian women who married American men during the first world war. The book tells about theiry indivudual stories: the struggles and challenges, joy, pain, adjustments to married life in a foreign country and the general plot of women. We meet Dawn Mueller, loving mother of two, wife to a vaguely enstranged husband, practical, efficient but never receving the love she deserves. Gaynor Cunningham, truly lives up to her name for she is as cunning as she is clever. Manipulative, neurotic, the kind of person you wouldn't want living next to you. Sheila Hickock, sweet, naive, stubborn. Out of the three I think the had the happiest ending the book. If you can call it an ending.
Rating: 1.5 out of 5
I honestly think that this book would have been a good read if not for the horrible ending. Actually it had no ending. That's why it's horrible. I feel like the author just kept on writing and writing until one day she realized that she had reached the ultimate maximum number of pages she's allowed to write but she hadn't written the ending part yet so she decided to just leave the story as is. No closure. I mean, you are left with a burning question in your mind, "Well, what in the world happened to them?!" After finishing the book (yes, I finished it) I was left dissatisfied, confused and a little angry at the author. I threw the book away.
It's also a little confusing when you read the book because every shapter is about one of the three women. It's like reading three books in one. Also, the point of view/speaker in the book keeps changing without warning. There were several times when I had absolutly no idea whose train of thought or observation I was reading.
I wouldn't recommend anyone to read this. Sorry Lois Battle.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Emma Corrigan. Twenty-five years old, Junior Marketing Executive in Panther Cola, flatmates Lissy (whom she's had a very lesbian dream about once) and Jemima (whose expensive clothes, shoes, bags, you name it!, she "borrows" all the time), hates G-strings but wears them anyway, boyfriend Connor who thinks she's a size 8 when she's really a 12, never been in love, has a Barbie bedspread, and absolutely terrified of flying. Which is why she blabbered on for an hour to the man sitting beside her basically every single secret of hers. Which wouldn't have been so bad if he didn't turn out to be the founder of the company she works for. Her life turns into a chaotic mess, with lots of ups and downs and in the end she learns (hopefully) a valuable lesson: Telling a lie while you keep your fingers crossed behind your back is not the same as telling the truth.
RATING: 1.5 out of 5
The story was funny and interesting enough when it started, however, it failed to develop depth and substance. The first half was funny enough. Emma was hilarious and entertaining but later on she just became annoying. For one, she starts many of her sentences with "ehr, um, er...". She lies a lot and lets other people walk all over herthen she feels all sorry for herself. I could not feel sorry for her. Jack does not seem like a real person, the story is predictable and the big secret in the end? Ridiculous. My recommendation? Read the first half and skim the rest.