Thursday, April 3, 2014

MAC Cosmetics Master Class: Eyeliner Focus

This rainy week, caused a lot of hectic rescheduling but I manage to attend the MAC Cosmetics Master Class: Eyeliner Focus. We learned lots of things happening with the eyeliner, focusing on spring trends hitting the runway this season. The big portion of class was technique, how-to do the latest wing eyeliner, more focus on big eyeliner, think of 50s and 60s liner, but now incorporating into the outer portion of the eyelid as well into the crease.  Adding pop of color into the bottom waterline and to be more bold with spring colors. A metallic green, purple, and even blue were showcased. 

I had so much learning these techniques. I can't wait to try out some of these techniques on myself and clients. 

Below is our model to showcased the key points in this class. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Born Pretty Store+ Coupon Code

I've recently ordered from the Born pretty Store Born Pretty Store. I was very satisfied with my orders and plan to order more. I applied for a blog code to give my followers some coupon codes. Jenny at BornPretty website was very happy to help out. So here's a code for all my followers! Don't forget to tell them Chio sent you!

Just plug in this code in the promotion box, right before checkout to receive 10% off!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Self-taught Acrylic Nails

Working my way to start doing nails, I really like doing nails. But not those extreme creations, I want nails looking nice. My mother kindly, gave up her nails and trust in me to do them right. I've come a long way. At first I really couldn't grasp the acrylic consistency. I think it was the brushes and the acrylic-challenged mind. But now, I can say I can start doing nails. I've been getting better with each set, I've done. I grab friends and family and get started!

Once, I get some confidence and skill I will do another status update.

Sally's Beauty Supply Purple Tips
SB Acrylic Powder Crystal Clear
Pearl Wheel
Konad Stamping Nailpolish
XL Stamping Plate
Diamond Topcoat

Sunday, January 5, 2014

MAC Santa Baby!

My Santa Baby delivered this Christmas, I asked for my personal kit refills.


Bulk Makeup Wipes, can't have enough!

Volcanic Ash Exfoliate- I've been dying to try this and it doubles as mask.

In Extreme Lash Mascara- The mascara I love using for everyday and a couple of more coats, for days I don't want to wear lashes.

Cold Comfort Creme- A cream that does the job, without adding more oil to face and keeping it hydrated during winter months

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Concealer Transformation

Makeup can do a lot of things, but can it do miracles? Well...sometimes. I used different concealer to contour and highlight my face. I wanted to try some new products, I had in my collection. The camera is a basic flash on my tablet, no biggie, but I love how it came out. Now, only if I could look this put together everyday. 

  1. Ben Nye  No-Red Concealer Crayon in No.1 
  2. Loreal Lumi Stick in No. 7
  3. MAC Prep+ Prime in Radiant Rose
  4. MAC Prep+Prime Primer
  5. MAC Face & Body in No. C4
  6. Benefit Brow Compact in Medium
  7. Ardell half wispies 
  8. Pixi Woo Peppermint Rose Crayon 
  9. Ben Nye Banana Powder
  10. Dermablend Translucent Powder
  11. Nars Compact Blush Orgasm and Bronzer Laguana 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Philosophy: Dark Spot Corrector

Before with no makeup

I've been dealing with acne-prone skin for a long time. I didn't have that much acne, until I turned 18. Now, in my 30's the acne, comes and goes. But I'm still left with all the dark spots, from recently picking at pimples.  I've been searching for many products over the years, spending countless amount of money and time, to find results. They're all the same, nothing but a subtle change in color.

 Philosophy has been one of my favorite brands for a long time, since I first discovered makeup at 16-17 years old. From their amazing body wash scents, cleansers, and perfumes. I'm in love with this brand and I can't wait to try new product innovations.

 I recently received a sample size of Philosophy's Dark Spot Corrector in my Sephora package. I haven't been introduced to this product before and decided to give it a chance.  When, I read the word "corrector," I assumed it was something about makeup and not skincare. The package is the same paragraph description on the front of the package, usually giving directions, explanations, or recipes for their products.

I have honestly tried this product for a month, after my nightime face washing, lotion, and then the dark spot corrector. I will show you before and after, but I can't tell you how grateful I am for the invention of this product and the miracle work it did. I started applying it after 1 week, a saw a subtle change. Week 2, a change was more visible. Week 3, most of acne dark spots were less visible, making a lighter hand at applying foundation and concealer.

Week 4, A tinted moisturizer or light foundation needed. Now, I've never just applied anything less than Full Coverage Foundation. Walking outside with some tinted moisturizer and setting spray. I'm so extastic!! I have been wearing light water-based tint or colored foundation for once in my life.

I will be forever thankful to Philosophy creators of this product for not only creating another product that does what it claims. More importantly, creating more skin/face confidence for this acne-prone gal.

For more info, Philosophy Dark Spot Corrector

Temperature Rising Coloection

Temperature Rising Event:
Strobe Liquid Tinted 
Lipstick: Sheer Seduction 
Lipliner: (center) Magenta
Went to Temperature Rising MAC Event in Fashion Valley and products tested, Strobe Liquid and Sheer Seduction