December 31, 2011

Photoshoot for Fuchsia Lane X Jurong Point


Pearl of the Orient 1911 Collection (2012 CNY)

Creative Direction & Styling: Vivienne Lim & EK Yap
Photography: EK Yap
Makeup: Gelainza Kong
Hair: Aaron Ng
Model: Paula T (Carrie Models)

World's BEST creative team!!! ;p luve this bunch of people (EK, Vivienne, Aaron, Gary) cos its so FUN working with them, laughter non stop, making the shoot from 745am till 5pm seemed a breeze! Still remember we all met in 2009 shoot at The Mill... time flies its already 2012!!! Gosh!

Our collaborated amazing photos loaded! ;)
http://www.fuchsialane.com/collections/pearl-of-the-orient/














Took some backstage photos with the gang!







xoxo,
Gelainza


~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

Love or Marriage?

A side thought!

This post is unrelated to the beauty posts i would dedicate this blog to. Yet since we are moving onto 2012 with new year resolutions... & parents hounding me for marriage partners to settle for, with all the reasons that don't appeal to me least.

My question is,
"Would you marry for love or for the sake of marriage?"

We were created by Love, for love, to love.

Do you get married because you supposedly reach a certain marriageable age and the person with you at that moment would then be the person you marry?

Or would you look for love, and only the feeling with that someone makes you wanna tie the knot and spend the rest of your lives together?

Would you choose a girl who has her own thoughts and bold enough to pursue her dreams & aspirations? And you are willing to be her biggest supporter and be her best friend.

True love & passion is intoxicating and invigorating, soothing and sensuous, magical and mystical.  
Whether we are comfortable with this truth or not, we were conceived in passion, born in passion and will die in passion. When we search for Something More, it is simply the soul's plea to live in truth & passionately. 



Or due to others' nagging, would you settle for a girl who can be controlled easily, has no mind of her own and listens to you all the time? She will stay home to bear you children and takes care of the house while you work.......
Even if you don't love her or don't feel excited abt a lifetime marriage with her, u deem it's a waste of time hers & yours, those 3, 10, 20 years you been together.
But...
Have you thought abt this from the past or from the future perspective? You will waste the next 30, 40, 50 years of both your lives, with no love or passion in the marriage. Is this the love of ur life?



I don't have a long list of what the guy should have before I like him or agree to his dating.

Eventually, I want to spend the rest of my life happily with the guy who is determined, decisive, very self-driven, living his dream everyday, doing the things he is passionate about, his own business, gets things going, awesome sense of humour, smarter than me, faithful, loves me loads, understands me & gives me space, openly communicates everything together and the most important thing, he is my best friend and I can share everything & talk with him for hours and hours about anything in the world. ;)
And I KNOW he's out there...

xoxo,
Gelainza


~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainzaBeauty EditorLive Your Dream

PictureBook: The Last of 2011


25.12.2011 Dimanche 
Hohoho anyoung haseyo! ;)
It's Xmas mood!

The fresh-faced Korean look is the look of now that's on me at the moment.

26.12.2011 Lundi
Sprinkled pretty in fairy dust, this petite magician will continue to weave magic on lucky people around her... ^_~

Clothes: Fuchsia Lane 's silk black & red cheongsum jumpsuit (thumbs up! super sexy!)

28.12.2011 Mercredi
Tu me plait beaucoup~ 

#LOTD: Zara cream white pullover
Black white boudoir collar
Orange cigar pants
JPG long chain scented necklace

29.12.2011 Jeudi
C'mon in! House of Gelainza is opening its doors soon! 

What's inside??? ;) *winks

30.12.2011 vendredi
Feelin naughty! (90% of the time!) then got serious to focus on admin work...life's a party! Let's get WILD! 

#LOTD: leopard prints prints are what my nails & feet all clad with.

31.12.2011 samedi
Waxing at Fabulous Asthetics @holland village

It was an awesome journey as counting down to the days of freedom. ;-)


~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

December 30, 2011

She's a Charmer!

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

Organise Your Makeup

Junkies Alert! If you google for "Makeup organisation" more than you kiss your boyfriend, haha i'm just kidding! ;p Well, you know what I mean. Too much makeup? Too much skincare products? Unfinished products laying around? Unopened products in the drawers? You can take a cue from here for your organisation cure! ~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

December 29, 2011

Gadget Review: MacBook Air 11"

Cant tell you how much I adore my MacBook Air baby!


The best notebook i own by far. World's thinnest notebook.
There's (defnitely) something in the Air.


The Single MOST important reason for this adoration is I can claim anywhere my workplace and still look incredibly stylish with MacBook Air!


I have been a Windows user for the longest time since Bill Gates created one... haha
and all these years using Windows, I always wanted to try out MacBook and didnt have the chance to because of the reviews people always give : Not friendly interface, programs difficult to use, functionality very different from Windows OS, not compatible programs with most users....

3 years ago i wanted to get a MacBook but ended up getting a HP mini notebook!
For those who know me well, knew I luve everything BIG & chunky! Ahem! i mean my accessories like rings, necklaces, bracelets & homme watches!

But when it comes to laptops, I always luve smaller portable ones so I can bring them out.
I am one who is more productive in outdoor environments such as cafes (Starbucks - my FAVE!!!, Breko cafe also luves) to study, work and chill! Somehow, ideas flow to me easily when I am in Starbucks and always have been! I could finish up my presentation for concept after concept in like 3-4 hours as compared to trying to work at home, late at night, and spending more than 5-6hours for the whole week and getting nothing done! Haha! But its true! Oh of cos I used to work in McDonalds - King Albert Park was my fave too! Pls dun stalk me... ;p

So here's my MacBook Air review!

My baby! My new toy!

COST

It costs S$1288 for this 64gb, 11inch notebook that has the capacity of a laptop.
Seriously I think its a steal! ;P wonderful price for a Mac!

In fact, as I looked around, I saw notebooks retailing at $799 ... yet since I love Apple products, I shall get a Mac! And moreover, I have someone who kept going on & on about how awesome MacBooks are...;p one of the factors prolly would be to look cOOLer!!! Hahaha

STARTING UP
It loads up super fast - 3 seconds I am ready to work on any documents or apps immediately!
Kid you not when I say 3 seconds! I can start opening my Google Chrome. Talk about split seconds! Woohoo!

FUNCTIONS
It has all the technical functions as a normal laptop should have.
Not very keen on the keyboard, yet with my high level of adaptability, I now type as fast as I can on my IBM/ HP mini.

If you like Apple iPhones, you will love MacBook and Apple makes it so cool to use!
Especially dig these lovely features!
1) Swishing with 4 fingers to pan across different desktops. You can have 4 desktops of different applications running if you are someone who are guilty of opening too many applications at one time, super multi-tasker!

2) Scrolling up & down is so easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
I really enjoy the scrolling so much I just scroll sometimes for FUN!

3) Enlarging the screen or any webpage instantly without having to go to settings.
Simply using the same finger movements as you would on your iPhone, you can zoom in and out! ;) Isnt that cool!?

4) Going "Back" to the previous browsing pages haven't been so much easier!
Just use 2 fingers to swipe right to left will bring you instantly to the previous page you visited! ;) WOW!

5) Love the "Search" at the right hand top corner. Like the iPhone, you can search for any keyword and you find your documents right away!

EXTRAS
I purchased the additional Microsoft Office package and got "reprimanded" by my brother for wasting money! Could have downloaded it online!
Well I bought it because
- since its my new baby
- online programs run the risk of being virus prone
- after being advised by the Epicentre sales assistant that cost of downloading iWorks from app store (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) would be about the same price as buying Microsoft Office package and that converting iWorks files to Office version is not as compatible since some images or functions may be lost
- most users out there use Office documents so its easier to transfer files

PORTABILITY 
Super duper hyper portable!!! Super shiok to find out that most of my handbags and tote bags can easily fit in my Air (its light as air!) and a lot of other items a girl would bring when they go out!
If you are wondering what, I bring along with me all the time my essentials in a pouch
- 1 lip product (lip gloss/ lipstick/ lip balm)
- 1 fragrance spray
- 1 K Palette eyeliner
- 1 retractable loose powder brush with loose powder loaded
Funny thing is, apart from the lip balm, I hardly need to touch ups with my makeup application routine!

Some of my favorite pouches to carry:
my Longchamp navy pouch, Anna Sui velvet pouch, Jean Paul Gaultier cosmetic pouch, black organza sheer pouch!

It fits nicely into my black leather envelope clutch, my nude beige doctor bag, my camel nubuck travel tote, celine cabas, and others! ;p

And have you seen the MacBook air advert? The Air was sent in a Manilla envelope, no need for parcel! How clever advertising is that! Yes everyone commented that it looks damn SLEEK (like me!!!) & skinny like a folder! ;)

NOw I just have one thing to do: Find a suitable, reasonably-priced (& still sleek / pretty) MacBook air sleeve to protect it and keep it in pristine condition!

VERDICT: Absolute LOVE! 
Thumbs up!
Rating: 4.5/5

Why not perfect score?
1) Where's my Paint program?
2) Office version slightly different - working on presentations are kinda slower cos I'm trying to get used to it. However this flaw is downplayed by the available creative & handy presentation formats they offer!
3) You can drag & drop programs & files here and there... yet not all the time. Do this only in the Finder program.



~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainzaBeauty EditorLive Your Dream

Make a difference

Feels exuberant when you know that.. as you dedicate your life to grooming people, each time you leave others feeling & looking BETTER, improved version & more confident than before they met you, you knew you have made a difference to people's lives. That feeling is better than ... ;p

Have you have this feeling before?
I hope you do...or will eventually do.

Xoxo, Gelainza

~The Midas Touch~

Isn't this pretty??? Luve it! Gorgeous!

December 27, 2011

Picturebook: Look Du Jour 27 dec 2011


13.12.2011 
Slip into my sexy pair of midnight blue denim jeans!

~using Sephora jumbo eye pencils in grey & blue on Urban Decay Sin Primer Potion


14.12.2011 
Embrace the blooming garden of roses, sunflowers & green tulips!

- using coastal scents 88 palette colors
15.12.2011
Maldives paradise - time to take flight to exotic lands!!!

-using Tokidoki colors

12.12.2011
JP Shoot! ;)

Lingering in soft Greys+ashes

16.12.2011 

Leafy greens +violets 

It's those quiet times before dawn...



17.12.2011 Samedi
Fashion Shoot + Packing up!

 19.12.2011 Lundi

The sheer taste of Independence...so exquisite!!! ;p


 21.12.2011 mercredi

She walks in the air & dance lightly



~using dolly lashes from Taiwan & lips stained in nyx soft matte lip cream "Milan"

 22.12.2011 Jeudi

Festive glitter green + egg york yellow



~Using eye colors from Urban Decay 15th yr anniversary palette "Vanilla & Deep End" & Lips in Too Faced Glamour Gloss "This is Pretty!"

 23.12.2011 Vendredi

The Return To Innocence



~eyes using bareMinerals primer shadow gunmetal, k palette black liner & ardell natural lashes, 
lips using Fresh sugar honey lip balm (yummy!)

 24.12.2011 samedi

Eve of X'mas in polka dots! 



Exciting journey to be continued......



LIVE YOUR DREAM
EVERY MOMENT OF IT

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza, Beauty Editor "Live Your Dream" 
www.facebook.com/gelainza


December 8, 2011

Photoshoot for Avenue Image





Models: Jasmine Lam, Yuki Shuhui, Aden Liu
Photography: Leo G
Makeup By Gelainza

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

November 27, 2011

adrian wu ~ up & coming Canadian Fashion designer

Call him kooky call him quirky.

He pushes the boundaries and challenges the society.

adrian wu - spring/summer 2012 - 'creatures of the photons' from Adrian Wu on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/31234224

More about him
https://www.adrianwu.com/experience/

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

November 25, 2011

A side thought..

after watching the drama "In Time With You"
some things came to mind.

This girl very arrogant & headstrong, not the innocent sweet girly girl
yet can be your best friend, lover & confidante, mentor...anytime.

You love someone, but cant love that someone.
Both of you love each other but dont dare to make progress towards love relationship from great friendship, for fear of changing everything thats nice and good abt both of you.

Then there are admirers and suitors around you.
You just cant seem to communicate well about your ideals, dreams & aspirations...
and always feel tired after quarrelling and meeting them.

And one of you may have a boyfriend or girlfriend who cant seem to understand you or what you want, cos you are simply too headstrong.
Yet the more they love you or rather are just given too much, invested too much in the relationship (could be time or money) and would be wasted if leave now.
So they clung onto you and would listen to you as long as you take them along with you to wherever you are going.

Is this real love?
When we are watching dramas, we can spot this immediately and would say " they should get together!"

But in real life, especially for yourself, your own love life,
you dont see it as clearly. But its not easy to see it too.
Alot of times, the other party gives in to you, gives you the freedom you want and you also dont wish to hurt the someone. But think of it, the hurt is eternal and to both of you as long as you are together, hearts are somewhere else.

If you are in this, what would you do?
Will you get married to a man who seem to be everything good on the surface, and to everyone he is the perfect marriage material...but you don't love him as much as you wish to because your heart isnt there with him?

Or would you choose to pursue your heart, and risk the friendship, for the possibility it might turn out he also feels the same way for you??

Watch this and you know what i mean.
http://www.mysoju.com/taiwanese-drama/in-time-with-you/episode-10/part-4/?max=6

When Cheng You Qing says:
"I really dislike my current repetitive routine (admin) and I also want to know how far and what else I can actually do. Here's a rare opportunity. If i give up, I will regret later.
I want to prove myself."

And i think i got my answer.
http://www.mysoju.com/taiwanese-drama/in-time-with-you/episode-10/part-6/?max=6

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

November 22, 2011

PictureBook : Look du jour on 22nov


7.1.2011 Lundi
The royal blue 
Le voyage begins...evoking your senses
~Using Sleek palette colors



9.11.2011 Mercredi 
Come forth, the bold trendsetter

~Using Nars colors

10.11.2011 Jeudi
Hush hush...& keep some secrets.

~ Using Nars & Too Faced colors


11.11.2011 Vendredi
Lavish me as always...

~ Using Smashbox colors with taiwan lashes


14.11.2011 Lundi 
Hot now: Ebony locks ;)

~ Lips using Bareminerals Pretty Amazing "Fearless"


15.11.2011 Mardi
Teach a person how to makeup & she gains a new lease of life! ^_~ gk

~Using colors from Tokidoki Xmas 2010




16.11.2011 Mercredi 
Opulent splendour of visual seduction awaits...

~ Using Sephora & Shu Uemura colors & lashes




17.11.2011 Jeudi
L'automne 2011 : The wilful contradiction - bold flaunt




18.11.2011 vendredi
Kiwi Blended with juicy strawberry lips : Delight in au eclectic green with envy

~ Using Sephora colors






~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

Tutorial on Warrior purple eyes






~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

November 15, 2011

You'll never guess how old this woman is

what an inspiration she is!


This woman may look like she's in her 20s, but don't be deceived. She is living proof of why women invest so much time and money on their looks. 


Says STOMPer Molly:


"Guys, if you still can't understand why your girlfriends are investing so much time and money on their looks, this Japanese woman is living proof as to why it is all worth it.


"Meet Masako Mizutani, a housewife from Nagoya. She may look like a 20-year-old, but that's actually the age of her eldest daughter. Believe it or not, Masako was born in 1968 -- which makes her 43 years old. She is also the mother of two kids. 


"So how does she manage to still look this stunning? 
She spends five hours a day taking care of her skin. And if you think plastic surgery has anything to do with her looks, you'll be surprised to know that she's all natural.


"Masako, who has appeared on many magazines, have become the idol of middle-aged women in Japan.


"Here are some tips from her to help women look younger:
  1. - exercise regularly, get enough sleep and don't smoke
  2. - eat fresh, healthy food
  3. - have a balanced diet and 4 meals a day in small portions
  4. - Drink lots of water and fluids as water helps wash off toxins and keeps your skin healthy
  5. - Apply lighter make-up and shades as you grow older
  6. - Apply vitamin E based cream or lotions on body to keep skin soft and supple
  7. - Always apply sunscreen if you intend to stay out in the sun
  8. - Follow the cleaning, toning and moisturising regime every night before you go to sleep.


Source: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban_jungle/818350/youll_never_guess_how_old_this_woman_is.html


Also to add,
9. Do what you love or love what you do. You have only one life. Please yourself before you can truly please others. If not, you are deceiving both yourself and others and how long more do you want to carry on this? All your life? 


10. Age is only a number. You can be 44 years old but felt like a 20 year old. Why not? Many things are usually all in the mind! The youthful looking ones are the ones who never look at their age and start worrying. They are nonchalant about it.



~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

November 14, 2011

Injections or Makeup?

Sharing an article I stumbled upon on makeup vs surgery. These celebrities looked better after surgery definitely. But have some overdid it? 


Make-up Artist Reveals Celebrity Plastic Surgery List

By  on June 22, 2011

Artists depend on their looks to make money and take extreme measures to showcase their best side to the public. When certain artists were accused of plastic surgery in the past, they credited make-up artists for their improved looks. While filming program Trendy Master<教主來了> in Thailand, renowned Taiwanese make-up artist, Ray Chen, shared insight on how people can become more beautiful and revealed a list of Hong Kong and Taiwanese celebrities who had received plastic surgery, which included Raymond Lam (林峯), Huang Xiaoming (黃曉明), Leehom Wang (王力宏), Barbie Xu (徐熙媛), Dee Xu (徐熙娣),AngelababyCecilia Cheung (張栢芝), Fan Bingbing (范冰冰), Elva Hsiao (蕭亞軒), Fish Leung (梁靜茹) and Jolin Tsai (蔡依林).
Angelababy Had Extensive Plastic Surgery
With over ten years’ experience as a make-up artist, Ray Chen has worked with Cartier, Piaget, Dior, Agnè s b. and other international brands. He had first-hand contact with artists in their “nude” skin and applied make-up on superstars such as Alan Luo (羅志祥), Lin Chiling (林志玲), Leehom Wang, Bianca Bai, Barbie  Xu, Dee Xu, Lisa S. and Rainie Yang (楊丞琳). Ray identified that Fan Bingbing’s facial features have been enhanced via plastic surgery, “Fan Bingbing received double eyelid surgery and had her chin altered. Currently, many people who are interested in plastic surgery set Fan Bingbing’s face as their ideal target.”
Ray continued, “Fish Leong’s eyes, nose and chin were altered. Angelababy had the most extreme make-over. Whatever features she could alter, Angelababy had already done so. Her [original] face has worn away!”
  
Currently facing marital strife, Cecilia Cheung was identified by Ray as receiving plastic surgery. “Cecilia received [porcelain veneers] for her teeth and got botox injections. Her breasts are too perfect and do not meet the normal ratio where typically, a woman with big breasts possesses large upper arms as well. Her upper arms are too thin. There are only two possibilities: either breast augmentation or liposuction on her arm.”
Barbie Xu’s Extreme Facial Changes
Currently plagued by rumors of a third party in her marriage with Wang Xiaofei, Barbie Xu received plastic surgery on her face. Ray noted, “Barbie’s face underwent significant changes. This was not achieved through alteration of [facial bone structure] but through botox instead. You can see that when Barbie appears on camera, her face appears ‘frozen.’ This is due to frequent botox injections. Facial bone surgery would require a one-month recovery process, however botox only requires one week.” Ray revealed that Barbie’s face looked dramatically different before and after make-up use. “Each time she applies make-up, she needs to draw two lines around her eyes. Each line needs to be dragged out very long.”
To catch on to the wave, Amei (張惠妹) received injections to alter her chin. Ray said, “Her suddenly pointed chin was achieved through the use of Radiesse shots. Radiesse is considered a relatively hard dermal filler, providing better, long-lasting support.”
Raymond Lam, Huang Xiao Ming, Leehom Wang Altered Chins
Ray also revealed that Raymond Lam, Huang Xiao Ming, and Leehom Wang also have secrets to hide. Ray commented, “Raymond Lam and Huang Xiao Ming altered their chins. Everyone looks for the same excuse, claiming that they had car accidents previously. How come everyone who has a car accident has a scar on their chin? The same thing happened for Huang Xiao Ming and Leehom Wang in their ‘car accidents.’”  Ray was not against plastic surgery. “It’s not a big deal to get plastic surgery. However, some artists maintain that they never received plastic surgery and claimed to ask doctors to examine them, without willing to produce X-rays; then you know what is happening.”
Elva Hsiao’s Horrifying Face
Ray noted, “For example, Jolin Tsai looked prettier after plastic surgery. On the other hand, Elva Hsiao’s face is quite horrifying after alterations. The top part of her face is quite high and the lower part is also high. Jolin and Elva received the most extensive plastic surgery in the entertainment industry.” Ray referred to the addictive nature of plastic surgery. Perhaps Elva Hsiao, who once admitted receiving double eyelid surgery, may be an example.
 
Ray noted that numerous artists go on an overseas vacation and appear more beautiful after returning home. Obviously, plastic surgery occurred while they were on vacation. “Make-up artists’ skills are not that magical!” He stressed that when applying make-up for artists who were plastically altered, there was a need to exercise caution [in the pressure used on the face].
Natural Beauties
When asked which artists possessed the most natural beauty, Ray said, “Zhang Ziyi (章子怡)and Patty Hou (佩岑應) should be natural beauties. At most, Michelle Reis (李嘉欣)received injections, so she is considered a natural beauty as well. Mike Ha (賀軍翔)andJerry Yan (言承旭)look extremely different before and after make-up. In real life, you will not notice them unless they put themselves together nicely.”
Ray Chen’s shattering expose on celebrities who received plastic surgery circulated widely online yesterday. Currently filming with Ray in Thailand, host Lawrence Huang (黃小龍)returned to Hong Kong last night. On the phone, Lawrence said, “I serve as witness that Ray did accept such an interview and he did make those comments.”
Source: Appledaily
Jayne: Ray Chen is using his experience as a celebrity make-up artist to determine which stars received plastic surgery. While I do agree with the majority of the list, I wanted to point out that I think Michelle Reis had some work done on the tip of her nose to refine it.
Also, I think Leehom Wang did some minor eyelid lift to his eyes to give more “fire” to his eyes and make him look more alert as opposed to her early look when he was younger. Didn’t know about his chin work.
Huang Xiao Ming is considered the Chinese male epitome of beauty. Surgically enhanced or not, he’s beautiful!


Source: http://www.jaynestars.com/news/make-up-artist-reveals-celebrity-plastic-surgery-list/


~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream