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June 4, 2018

"Everything is going to be okay, baby!"

Someone who faced death multiple times, get knocked down by huge blows, and really ONE of the lucky ones who is still fighting to survive & give back. When WORLDZ Founder Michael Crossland was 11 months old, he was diagnosed with an incurable cancer of the central nervous system. His mom was told he would only live a few more months. Not even once feeling like a victim, wasting no time for self pity, defying all odds from "medical/ sport experts" telling him he can't. Because when someone tells you you can't, they are referring to their own limitations, not yours! If you are feeling very low & pain from difficulties & losses, watch this & be lifted again! Be GRATEFUL you woke up this morning because some people didn't.


~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

May 29, 2018

The Worst Prison

Dear readers,

Here's an empowering video that could change your life... right now.

The worst prison in this world is not the physical one, its the mental one - ALL INSIDE YOUR HEAD.

You could have imprisoned longer than you deserve to be.
If it had caused you so much pain to hold on to it & replaying all the hurt you felt, why not let the pain go & focus on the good things that had happened for you, not against you?
Sometimes, it's not that it turned out bad. We have to focus on what we can do, not what we cannot control. Circumstances may push you into thinking you have no way out, perhaps its godly timing to take a step back and take new actions.
Remember, you are LOVED. Always by God who is watching over you & He has splendid plans laid out and all these are part of his plans. He has the final say.


WATCH THIS VIDEO.


FREE YOURSELF NOW. 

It's incredible how struggle, pain, tough challenges can either break you down or allow you to rebuild everything.





Strength in the gym is developed through constantly & consistently pushing your physical (& mental) limits. Till your muscles scream & say stop & everybody around you start quitting & you are still breaking new limits & carrying heavier weights day by day, testing ur current limits, and YOU WENT TO THE NEXT LEVEL! This is mind blowing. 


KEEP PUSHING. 



~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

May 22, 2018

10 Years

3 more months, it will be my 10th year anniversary pursuing passion in beauty industry! 
Wow 😲incredible.... looking back at 2008-2018, never regretted this decision where I bade goodbye to counting money算账💰 and switched to painting faces🎨. 

Started with zero income, maximum humility, passion fuel, inevitable fear, limitless hope... the world can be cruel with their opinions & attempts to kill ur dreams & spirit, opposing parents to my iron rice bowl & close friends disbelief, ego at stake. I learnt to be less logical & cancel judgements and consciously choose to follow my heart. The issue with following ur heart is u get hurt by people sometimes, quite badly. U break apart into tears in front of ur very close ones, but mostly u cry alone. Wipe away those tears & get back up again. Like a fighter, #muhammedali #michaeljordan, u fight harder with all u got. 
It’s either now or never. 
All or nothing attitude & keep moving.

Because life is full of lessons. 
U either learn & grow or stay & suffer. 
I would rather use all my energies to keep sharpening myself while helping those on same journey of life and we become what God created us to be. 









May 10, 2018

May 1, 2018

Bold heart

BE BOLD.
BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF.
Because the possibilities in life are INFINITE.
While following your heart.
Your heart knows the direction. 



Wearing Mary Kay Gel Semi-Matte Lipstick in Poppy Please + Gel Semi-Shine Lipstick in Raspberry Ice ;p


~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

Glow With You!

"Surrounding you is a ray of light, shining through to embrace you."

Don't all celebrities & superstars you adore look like they are shining & glowing?
You can too LOOK like one.

With the help of the Mary Kay Limited Edition Charity Pearl Powder, it is effortless like magic.
Its soft focus powder lends the luminosity & glow to any skin tone, hence one of the best gifts for anyone! ;)
In May, with every purchase of this powder, Mary Kay will donate $1 of the proceeds to HOPE Singapore. We are targeting at $15,000 for this donation to help the women & children in need.
Contact me at 92238598 for your kind donations. You will receive a blessed mesh pouch for donation of 3 or more pieces. We also welcome corporate donations. Email us at book.geluniversity@gmail.com.
Enter our HEARTS LUCKY DRAW to win a FREE hotel staycation package worth $300.





"Light protrudes, dark recedes."

With this useful makeup technique philosophy, highlight those areas on your face (or body) you want to lift higher.
Eg, your nose bridge, brow bones, cupid bow, chin, top of your cheekbones.



Oh yes!
I heard YOU! YOU wanna look like Koreans?
Add this magic powder on your cheeks after applying your blusher. It will look like you have very good skin!

Watch this video for a quick demo! Enjoy!
https://www.facebook.com/gelainza/posts/10155557805377076

April 30, 2018

2 Year Blog Hiatus

Hello baby!


I took a 2-3 years unintended hiatus from blogging!

Welcome myself back! Thank you for staying with me. Haha was quite reluctant not because I had nothing to say or write about, that would have been very unlike me!
However, 2-3 years i've been posting everything about my life on Facebook or Instagram!
THE REASON i am back is because I realise my passion in writing fine articles & more creative customised content for you!

So do enjoy my muses & musings here & now.
Thank you with love.
~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

July 6, 2016

Mary Kay Singapore's 1st ESSD!

ESSD Success Story (www.marykay.com.sg website featured story)


 


Because of a lipstick, I walked into Mary Kay world. 

Overworked & lost, I resigned from Ernst & Young Audit Supervisor job to follow my dreams. I joined Sephora as their Chief Trainer travelling to Paris & Asia Pacific for 4 years. Much a workaholic with no life, I went freelance as a professional makeup artist. Entrepreneurship was lonely with competitors & no mentors. I chanced upon Mary Kay through a popular beauty magazine & attended my mentor's fun skincare class. I fell in love with its unique go-give culture & started conducting my own small classes after MK trainings! In 8 months, I debuted as a sales director, picking up leadership skills & earning free trips including Dallas, Hongkong, Hangzhou. Duplicating Mary Kay simple system, I helped Mary Kay produce 5 wonderful sales directors (they achieved it with their vision & commitment!) & even earned Mary Kay Singapore's 1st Pink Office in town & Singapore's 1st director to achieve Top Director's Trip to dream destination Budapest Hungary with my amazing unit leaders' performance! Today I also became Singapore's 1st Independent Executive Senior Sales Director, enjoying an increasing 5-figure monthly income. Time & Financial freedom used to be delusive & I'm now living my dream. Yet, the biggest paycheck is the paycheck from the heart. When a beauty consultant sends me her updates of how she shared the dreams, helped another woman look beautiful, when a customer excitedly texts me to share her skin improvements & happiness, that's true satisfaction money cannot buy. I live for that! 

My life motto: Dream BIG & GIVE more!

 

~ Love, Gel

July 4, 2016

What's a Beauty Career with Dreams?



🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻I'm recruiting part/full time beauty consultants (housewives, mommies, office ladies, lady bosses, HR personnel all welcome! 🏆FREE Trainings step by step all provided! 
✌🏻️I will groom U into my next sales directors! Are u next?
*P.S. 2016 is half gone! Stop pushing back ur beautiful future. 

👠Unhappy with ur current job? Do u feel u deserve more pay & bonus at work?
👠Do u desire a higher quality of life? 
👠Have u ever pondered on starting ur own business? 
✈💜I always wanted more free me-time, more 👫👨👩👧👦family time, more travel, unlimited income potential $20k above, more relaxed environment filled with laughter & love in my work place. 

🚦If u like me, was at crossroads, disillusioned at ur life, lost for directions, low in savings, crave time & financial freedom & true happiness at ur work, PM me for ☕️🍷coffee/tea! Lets make things happen! 💥💥💥💥

July 2, 2016

你决定了吗?

你打工往往是 --> 薪水不够、工作压力高、人际关系复杂双面、没有发挥潜能的机会。再多给你十年,结果还是如此。
我收起我的会计大学毕业书,辞去我的Ernst&Young资深审查师的职位,坚决选择passion在完全新的职场《美容》Sephora!在爸妈快被气疯的当儿,我把💰💵塞在他们的口袋。他们惊讶,我竟然这么快可以做到。不要乱花钱,就可以了。😂
我改变的勇气来自于内心期待~ 过着美好豪华的未来⛴🏠🏡🏌
我很欣慰我有很优秀的恩师们一路走来,从2002在audit时到现在2016,我感恩每一个爱我疼我教我骂我对我严厉对我耐心对我点醒指导,对我爱护的生命老师们。。我不断的要求自己要上进,更新,赶上社会的千变万化。我习惯英语而华语不好👎,还是忍着学着。
没有不可能,是你想不想要。
我用一年从0经验的化妆师成为Sephora Paris 的亚洲主培训师,离开Sephora University,用了8个月当上MARY KAY督导2013,开始有美丽,有生活,有快乐的玫琳凯事业!今天,我在全Mary Kay Singapore最高的职位 ~ 执行业务督导 (Executive Senior Sales Director), 团队最大规模的 #QueenofEaglesFamily 
在这个经济不景气、非常实际国家,世界生活水平超高的新加坡,改变步伐非常快速,Gel竟然可以做到。

这一切证明了~没有不可能,是你够不够想要,选择对的平台环境学习,愿意放下自己,相信公司,你也可以!
我要传承,做你生命中那个启发你的梦想的恩师,我要能够给你一个能实现梦想的平台,借力引领你的潜能。

但,你决定了吗?

你想要,就PM我喝茶!我免费为你规划你的5年人生。
我一个恩师曾告诉我说,”你现在的人生就是你5年前的决定。”
👸🏻👸🏻👸🏻女王的人生有你主宰! 今天开始!
Join my exploding #QueenofEaglesFamily!!! We all welcome U! (真的写了正个早上!)

October 19, 2015

I started on my Invisalign Journey to Perfect Smile!

"I have My Chanel Bag in My Mouth!"


Growing up, I always wished I had perfect straight teeth like my sister! But everyone would compliment that my 😁teeth gave me that cute Jap face! 
I love to smile & they always say my smile can light up the darkest places. 

Until watching THE global makeup video I 📷filmed on E! Entertainment for Sephora, i made up my mind! And so my #Invisalign journey began~ 

No, I didn't choose Invisalign because it's MORE expensive (cost: $8-10k) than traditional braces. Over that Chanel bag. 
I didn't choose #veneers cos that's too shortcut! 

{Traditional braces vs Invisalign}
I easily chose Invisalign for 3 main reasons:
1) Avoid ulcers
2) Image: Look less like an adolescent
3) Won't get veggies stuck in between

1 year on, as compared to traditional braces, #Invisalign is a tad slower. Instead of metal on the teeth, I have 12 little resin attachments to my teeth. 
During mealtimes, I must remove my "aligners" (retainers alike) before I can eat. Initially it was such a disruptive new thing in my snack-loving life. Optimum wear 22 hours but I still scrape through daily with 18hours! Now I'm so used to it, part of me. 

👑👸🏻Beauty Bonus: My face became slimmer O! Haha
And yes 1 more year to go! 
#reengineeredlife #perseverancepays #ilearnpatience #onelongpost #icouldblogthis #buttoolazy

July 26, 2015

Bangkok Travel Diary

Bangkok here i come!!!

Love Bangkok for the cheap everything hahahaha ;p

Bangkok had always been an awesome getaway for Singaporeans cos of its low priced everything & 2.5hours flight away! 

Spent 3 full days in Bangkok to 
Eat
Shop
Sleep
Repeat 

10 foods you must eat at Bangkok:

1. Annette Ice cream sticks just outside Platinum Mall! 


2. Ice Manias at Union Mall 
I chose the green tea rum raisin chocolate chips chocolate sauce combo! 
Minus the choco chips, everything is perfect! 

3. Mango Tango @Siam Square Soi 3
We had a full dinner after Ban Khum Mae & headed over for this refreshing heaven! 
It's packed with people although it's quite late already. 


Cool ambience I love it! 

4. Hello Kitty Sanrio Cafe @Siam Square One
Waffles & ice creams! Plus everything pink! 

5. After You Cafe 
(Siam Square One) 
The hottest coolest hangout place seen here really popular for couples, friends & family & u gotta go early to queue! 
But it's not too long a wait. 
The Shibuya honey toast with ur chosen toppings are well worth the wait! 

Crispy on outside soft moist inside.
And the servings are very generous with 2 scoops of ice cream. Great for two to share! 


6. Crabmeat wonton noodles
(At a roadside stall, at Thong Lo station outside Soi 38) 
Bangkok is famous with its roadside stalls & this crabmeat wonton Mee is my first! It is surprising easy to love with the fresh crabmeat & egg! The noodles portion is very small. Suggest to eat this for high tea snack time! 

This one we found just by walking the streets outside Union Mall & was served by this Thai Chinese family who are really hospitable & friendly. Generous portions of 6 wontons, lean pieces of char siew & again the noodles are soft & can be finished in 1 mouthful if ur mouth is big! Haha 

7. Ban Khun Mae
(At Siam Square Soi 3)

It's a huge restaurant & a lot of Singaporeans know this I guess. Cos we met many inside. 

The prices are very affordable & that HUGE fish is only S$14.65 (360baht) & I had so much happy moments savoring the whole of it to the last bits of bones, not sparing even the cheek flesh my fave! 

And the other fave is the fried mushroom! Oh my god! I could eat this everyday!!! 

Gotta try! 

We had the chef recommendation chicken satay too. It's kinda too much for me cos my tummy filled with fish. 
But the flesh is tender & char grilled to just nice. 
Don't like the sauteed kangkong (spinach they call it) as the plate is mainly stalks rather than leaves. 


8. Fried rice with Juicy Shrimps
(Centara watergate hotel plaza top level) 

I like my fried rice kinda moist & soft & this is just right! 
Cleared the whole plate, what do u think?
Plus there was Kpop dance practice by the school girls as side entertainment ;) 

9. Lee Cafe
(Suvarnabhumi Airport)
This is a restaurant of over 30years & served international food from western to Thai to Chinese. 
Couldn't resist the Tom yum goong lobster & it's soo worth it!! For its price S$14, definitely more than thumbs up! 
The lobsters are huge & the soup I'm missing it now! Not too spicy & we finished till the last drop! 

And I finally had my Phad Thai & this is the first time with Crabmeat!!! Oh my god! This is just heaven! I polished the plate yet again! 

10. Fresh Coconut 
What's Bangkok without coconut & Phad Thai? 
And it's the scorching heat u wanna combat with this coconut! 


Browsing the past trends that still remain current!

E! News Asia: Summer 2012 Fashion Police 3D designs, feathers, lace...dreamy, pure, innocent intricate designs fluttering around the cute dresses by Louis Vuitton ~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

April 30, 2015

Inspiration Video : 1st ESSD Yan Qianfu (NSD Chen Fa Ling's son)

Awe-inspiring!!!

I get inspired from many things & especially recently more men in MARY KAY! More men are now open to beauty industry! Mary Kay enriching women & men lives!!! Come talk to me if you are a man who also wants a piece of the ever ENORMOUS EVERGREEN beauty pie!!!

Acne has led him this far.
And he's onto becoming the first Male NSD!!! ;)
Be Courageous!

"Simple things repeatedly done
Repeated things do with your whole heart"

Your Only Job Scope: Hold Skincare Classes!
In Mary Kay, I can see my future, 3 years, 5 years of my life from here!




~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

Say BYE BYE to Stubborn Cellulite!

Cellulite BYE BYE!!!
Admit it: EVERY GIRL OR WOMAN HAS CELLULITE. It’s a case of mild or serious!
After years of research, Mary Kay Inc finally launched its signature patented cellulite gel for women!
• Scientifically proven to reduce visible stubborn cellulite
• Help prevent new fat cells from appearing!
• If you love wearing shorts, short skirts & anything showing Ur thighs, massage this gel religiously morning & before sleep!
• No “uncomfortable hot” feeling when applied. Absorbs fast!
• Has spa-inspired refreshing grapefruit scent. Hmmm….
• Dramatically amazing results!!!




Current promotion: BUY Cellulite Gel Cream GET FREE Cellulite Massager!
> PM me for details.

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

Mary Kay Singapore is 6 Years old!

Our Mary Kay Singapore is 6 Years Old! 
I’m thrilled & uber excited for its “brighter than stars” future it upholds. And coincidentally, as Mary Kay celebrates its 6th year in Singapore, I celebrate my 3rd Year in Mary Kay Singapore! I joined this amazing & caring company in March 2012. 
 This wonderful beauty company with a heart is founded by the legendary Greatest Woman Entrepreneur of History, Mary Kay Ash back in 1963, 52 years ago! Being voted by millions as “Forbes’ 100 Best Companies to Work For” & “Top 20 Global Consumer Brand Loyalty” is no accident. (The only beauty company in the Top 10, with #1 Amazon, #2 Apple, #3 Facebook!) http://www.businessinsider.com/brand-loyalty-customers-2011-9?IR=T&op=1 Mary Kay till today stands by & lives by its 4 solid core values. 1) Golden Rule : Do unto Others what U want Others Do Unto You. We always consider if it’s a win-win for both parties. 2) Balanced Priorities: God First, Family 2nd, Career 3rd. When you put ur life in perspective & give time to your most important things in life, Ur career will naturally soar high. We saw many high fliers left their jobs to pursue the simple life. Because all we want is to know that our lives do matter to others & impact lives. 3) Go-Give Spirit : Give without expecting returns. We go the extra mile to help another person who is of no direct interest to us. 4) Make Them Feel important : make them feel special & give them attention &
love.  
 A company with such values no doubt earns the title “Brands that Delight” & has long loyal following for many more 50 years to come! 

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream