Sunday, July 11, 2010


Few years ago, I loathed makeup. I did not like the sticky feeling lipsticks bring and the way foundations and powders (layers and layers of it) suffocated my dear pores. I even swore I won't wear any makeup until the day I die (yes, not even the ones used for cadavers)
Fast forward to today. I am swallowing my half-masticated promise as, in fact, I have experienced my first-ever fashion show makeup gig.
That night was a whirlwind of faces, tips, and experiences. I have learned how to coordinate with the staff and the models to get the look that they wanted; to be patient when I didn't get to perfect the look that I chose; to control my hunger pangs because I still had lotsa faces to finish; to smile despite the aching back and the strained legs; and finally, this makeup debut taught me how to be thankful.
Thankful because despite my lack of knowledge in the latest trends and techniques in makeup and my lack of proper and formal schooling (no budget eh), Papa God and the universe still gave me the chance to showcase my abilities and tell myself in the process that "Yes, Chuchie, I believe in you. Go kick some ass!"

Below are some of the faces that I have made...including my friend's...JORELLE BALITBIT :) (photo credits: Jorx Balitbit)

Saturday, July 3, 2010


While killing time in Cubao, Ian and I decided to drop by the newly renovated Ali Mall and found ourselves inside Daizen Japan Store where everything's for 85 pesos. Japan 88, Daiso and those undiscovered Japan surplus stores make me oh so happy because of all the various sunshiney knick knacks that they offer. Aside from the usual pots and pans and all those mother-y stuffs, what makes Daizen my favorite stress buster is their hilarious and out of this world merchandise that puts a huge Cheshire cat-like smile on my face even before I step out of the store.
Below are some of the funny thingies that we've wasted our money on:
(Black cotton buds make you see your tutuli more clearly)

(Banana case...fill in the blanks)

(I'm really sorry about this but my boyfriend, Ian, found this really funny :D)

With these finds, we'll be going back for more :)