February 29, 2012

5 Minutes with Gelainza

People have been asking me about me, my life after Sephora, my passion, my dream, what I see myself going, in the next few years.... and mostly, describe myself.

So I rounded up the questions here they usually ask.

So READ ON IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

So you are INTERESTED. ^_~
Pretty plainly extremely so... if not you won't even be on my blog anyway! ;p

In that case, here's an invite to bring your eyes across the sentence to the right and then to the left now.

;p

Haha ok!

YOU: What’s your passion?
GK: Since young, I have a very very strong passion for VANITY! I started wearing lipstick & cheek blush as a little girl visiting relatives during CNY at age of 7-8. Love rummaging through my auntie's (who was working in the hotel line) cosmetics pouch and find stuff to play. My first brands YSL & Bourjois, were from her. And started using foundation when I was 14. Gosh I was THAT VAIN!
I remembered I just wanted to play & paint. Fave subject has always been Art, getting my fingers dirty...with paint! And then toyed with a Maybelline eyeliner at 15. Guess that little girl in me always wanted to look like a DOLL.
Remember those days after exams but still needed go back to school, everyone would bring their toys to school? The girls would bring barbie dolls and polly pockets. 

YOU: Wow! That was so interesting! Do you still play with dolls?
GK: Haha now I create dolls. Transforming a simple face to a magical doll-like face with makeup give me the THRILL. Nothing beats this satisfaction! Make magic using all my heart and love for people. The process of creation is just soooo indulging. I just see myself doing this for a long time. Better yet I get paid doing what I LOVE. ;) 

YOU: Now let’s hear the easy stuff. What do you do to relax?
GK: When I’m not working, I usually head out to Orchard to browse, to get inspiration, to simply feast my eyes on beautiful things, to touch them - clothes, MAKEUP (I go totally delirious when I see makeup!) & anything that catches my eye. I am like a little girl in a candy store when I walk into boutiques that have my favorite things. Other than shopping, love chillout over tea & frapps for afternoons or meeting like-minded people. Enjoys chatting with people, listening to people's stories and sharing things we like in common together. Love people-watching immensely too. On the streets. They inspire me for either because they are stylish or stylo!) or damn Singaporeans! (Ok, kidding!)

At home, sipping a hot cup of rose tea and paint shoes, paint my face, paint the face charts, play with my makeup swatching and musing over looks I can create. There are simply so many things to do. I love strolling in the parks and picnics too. Love the zoo and science centre, museums... ;p I love yoga too. That's like a lot of things I love...

YOU: Yoga? No wonder you look so slim.
GK: Yeah I love it. Kinda my body wants it. Wakes up and naturally goes into the flow to stretch. My mum used to say I stretch like a cat, rising from her nap. Btw not many people know this, I am also a certified yoga master ;)


YOU: Oh wow! You are a tiny package of all sorts! What else do we not know about you?
GK: Haha just love learning new things. It keeps me feeling alive! I was formerly / formally trained in accountancy, auditing, financials before making the insane career switch from earning a good income to starting from scratch, a counter girl at beauty brands. All my close friends told me I am outta my mind. But if I didnt do that, i wont be living a fruitful life as I am right now, meeting awesome creative people who inspire me and having lots of laughter, fun and ideas! I love my life now. Not that I hated it when i was in finance, but then again, that have toughened me up alot and starting from ground zero totally humbled me too. I am quite blessed to have advanced in a new industry considerably on the fastest lane to success & recognition. Yet all these came because I was prepared. And eager to learn. I am a girl 24/7 on beauty stuff & fashion. You can say I am breathing beauty & fashion 24/7. nothing less. 

YOU: I’m sure all the guys would like to know if this gorgeous babe is currently already taken or available.
GK: Yes I am. Single now. But not in a hurry to find love. Unless I meet someone who is serious and feels right. 

YOU: So your ideal guy would be...?
GK: Someone who is confident & driven. Doing something he loves & pursuing his dream. I think a guy is most attractive when he is serious at work and working intently on his goals. 

Men who are honest and with integrity and a sense of humour. I love a good laugh. They always say my laugh is super infectious! And he must be 100% faithful & takes good care of me. Ultimately, I dont go by the list. I go with my instincts. I am quite visual too. 
Is it really that rare to find in Singapore? They always say, these guys are already married or never exist. Tell me! Are they really all married & only in the dreams?


YOU: Do you think most guys get intimidated by your strong qualities?
GK: Yeah I get that very often. My girlfriends always tell me that most guys like those soft spoken girls, girls who are simple and not so high achievers. And I always get mistaken as already taken. So often guys also won't even dare to date me. But that's not true. Guys still ask, cos they are just guys.

Fortunately I am very good-humoured and amiable. I make friends easily. People who don't know me well, sometimes might think I look sweet. But I am very firm and always have my voice on my beliefs. 


YOU: Would you ever pursue a guy?
GK: It's the new age era perhaps. Don't be deceived by my modernista appearance, I am still quite traditional at heart when it comes to dating. 





~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

PictureBook: Fabulous Korean February (Part II)

All you dream and imagine me to be... if you only love more.

16.02.2012 Jeudi
See!? I'm still rockin in chiffon since last Autumn! Don't even try to estimate the no. of chiffon tops I own! Gonna make them my versatile style staples ;)

19.02.2012 Dimanche

When I chill... I love to draw.
Painting my mood of the day...
Any smart guess what was it? ^_~

#LOTD: White Spaghetti top
Asymmetrical short skirt
Chunky black metal cuff

20.02.2012 Lundi
Look not into my eyes...or you never look away.

21.02.2012 Mardi
At a shoot!

It's a printy printy day. With pops of turquoise everywhere ;) 

22.2.2012 Mercredi
~ The Signature Cat Eyes of Gel
Everywhere I go, girls wanna know my techniques how I draw my cat eyes or my double fish-tail eyes! ^_~
Cos every girl wants to look flirtatious without trying too hard!

23.02.2012 Jeudi
Apple green & smurf blue rule the day! 

#LOTD: Eye colors using Shu Uemura & Nyx. 
Cheeks & lips using Nyx. 
Luve luve NYX!

SPRING IS SO BEAUTIFUL.... Almost carefree yet it was one of my most stressful days.
So much running around, so much to finish, yet still must look good! No one knows the kind of stress and work I've been through. Looking at me you can only see happiness.


~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

PictureBook: Fab Feb 2012 (Part I)

Being strategically dramatic is all i ever want. Follow my heart.

1.2.2012 Mercredi
Sweet Pastels reign in Spring ~ gardens and flowers inspire me this season!

#LOTD:
h&m parisian white skull tank top
Peach high waisted cute shorts with gold vintage buttons
Brown braided belt
Beige &chocolate vintage handbag with cute eggy yellow ribbon
Tan leather laptop case
Black elastic banded casual wedges

#Makeup: Coastal Scents Double Stack palette (eyeshadows & blush) - using gold, orange red, pink

3.2.2012 Vendredi
Dip deep into Japanese cravings - the chirashi don!

#LOTD:
Black asymmetrical blazer
DKNY cotton tank top
Tiffany chunky chain necklace with lock heart pendant
Denim mini shorts

#Makeup: Skin79 BB Cream Hot Pink, Nyx soft matte lip cream in Milan, Benefit Dandelion Blush
Nails: Sephora cherry popsicle red

4.2.2012 Samedi @shoot

#LOTD:.
Faux fur vest coat
Electric blue top
Angel wing earrings
Skull scarf
Silver skull brooch
Ash grey leggings
Brooch wedges

#Makeup:
Smokey chocolate & gold eyes

4.2.2012 Samedi @Shoot Part 2
Its a car shoot! Sensual moods in luxe ;)
Model: April Chia

#LOTD:
m)phosis electric blue tank top
Silver diamante skull & bones brooch
Angel wing earrings
 — at Aljunied link.

5.2.2012 Dimanche 
Got to be Golds & Greens!

#Makeup: colors using MAC colors

6.2.2012 Blogshop shoot @AMK 
The petite peacock showing off her mesmerising feathers~

#LOTD:
MNG Ivory tank with sequinned skull (2002)
MNG Denim skirt (2002)
Black leatherette backpack
Black wedges

#Makeup:
Coastal Scents Double stack palette (really maximising this palette man!)

9.2.2012 
Capture my heart if you can~
Look inspired by Valentine Day : Romance in glamorous violets & black caviar lashes

#LOTD: 
Reckless Erika long asymetrical top worn as dress
Cute black leather booties

#Makeup: Too Faced Eyeshadows in Party Girl & Nice Ash, Dr Jart+ Beauty balm, Nyx loose powder & concealer, Sephora glossy gloss in Peach me!

14.02.2012 Mardi (Vday #LOTD)
I have a strong weakness for chiffon softness! Can't seem to get enuf! ;D

15.02.2012 Mercredi
Having (colorful) FUN at an editorial shoot (SPH)!

Spring is my favorite season (for now) where you find me often drenched in cute pop & pastel colors of all hues... the instant feel good method!



~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

February 27, 2012

Collaborations vs Solo

"The whole is clearly greater than the sum of its parts."

I always believe in this.

In a couple, a partnership, a collaboration project, this is absolutely true. The other adds value, gives opinions & amplify the other, further enriching their experiences as a whole, bringing each other to another new level, like synergy, all so much more attractive than taking the route alone.

That's the reason for relationships that prosper.
When you propel the other one to the next level.
Positive relationships are like deposits into the bank, like ASSETS. Looking forward.
Negative relationships are like withdrawals, like LIABILITIES. Stuck.

The shared mission & vision with respect for each other coming together to complete each objective.
Instead of doing it alone, fashion connoiseurs, fashion editors, fashion stylists, makeup artists, photographers, creative directors should all unite, come together and passionately work on projects together.

HEALTHY PARTNERSHIPS WILL MAKE YOU COME ALIVE & MOVE FAST IN THE FLOW!


#LOTD:
Style: Black executive look

  • Black canary buttoned blouse
  • High waist black shorts
  • Black wedges


Makeup: Gilded smokey forest look using

  • bareMinerals high shine eye color in Gold
  • Hope girl (korea) in KH04
  • Sephora ultra shine lip gloss in femme pink


xoxo, Gelainza
BEAUTY EDITOR


RAVE IN A DAZE




;D WOOHOOOO!!!!! Thrilled to bits to see this beautiful MV!
(Am i late?!) 

Style: Street Grunge in New York feel! 
Digs 100% radical transformation for the 5 boys, new wardrobe & accessories, new hairsty:le & colors - blue, pink, yellow hair for a fun change! (only GD still looks like GD ;)) Running!!!

gonna be on my iPod playlist for the next few days.... so soooothinngg ;)


~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

February 26, 2012

Love

Joke of the Day


Nails by OPI colors
"Mac users swear by their Mac, PC users swear AT their PC."

HAHAHAHAHAHA what the....
totally cracks me up.... but seriously its not that bad!!!
MacBooks users tend to think they are a league above, almost like a cultish fetish! Although my MacBook Air has been hanging quite abit when I am working with many tabs in google chrome & many apps opened.
I had to restart too. Yet restarting Mac is so much faster - 7 seconds all it takes.

Honestly i used PC& Windows laptops and they work just fine. Like my IBM & HP, trusty & reliable in the hardware, can take many knocks & falls and still work perfectly. Software-wise, gets viruses sometimes. And that I'm such a hardcore PC user for years, i knew all the keyboard shortcuts.

So the verdict: MacBook more exciting! ;) Excitement in life rules!

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

February 20, 2012

Tuxedo Nails


Tuxedo nails are so in, cool & damn cute! ;)

All you need:
White nail polish
Black nail polish
Cotton buds
Black striper brush
Top coat
And of cos, your nails!

You can choose to do on alternate nails, or one nail.
You can also reverse the color of the tuxedo!

HAVE FUN BABES!

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

February 19, 2012

Dream High 2 is out!

Check out their styling & makeup in here! ;) Ultra cool!
[ENG] Dream High 2 EP 1 [2/5] eng sub by rss2012 ~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

Some shoots I have recently done

Model: Lynn Tan, model & blogshop owner
http://mollylodge.livejournal.com/
Makeup & Hair by Gelainza
Collection 3 & 4




XOXO
Model: Blenda, Ave Models
http://www.avemanagement.com/
Makeup by Gelainza
4 candy & edgy looks (editorial)




cant tell you what this shoot about until 2 months later...

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

February 18, 2012

Are you in...Empty Relationships



Disclaimer: Yet another post unrelated to beauty... read it if you wanna learn about relationships we keep in life. Be it personal, family, love, work, business, life...

Heard of this?
"You made me feel complete. Without you, I am nothing."

Ever too often, couples say that.
Are you one of them?


Have you ever... 
Changed yourself for your boyfriend or girlfriend?
Why? Did he ask you to? To prove that you really love him? To change in order to fit the picture he paints about his girl of his dreams? Are both of you happy now? Have things changed? Do you feel unworthy of her/ him?

If they finally come to a place where they can believe you love them, they begin to worry about how long they can keep your love. So, in order to hold onto your love, they start altering their behavior. Thus two people literally lose themselves in a relationship. They get into the relationship hoping to find themselves, and they lose themselves instead.

This losing of the Self in a relationship is what causes most of the bitterness & resentment in most couples.
They entered relationships for the wrong reasons - to fill a gap, or simply find someone to love them- came together hoping the whole will be greater than the sum of the parts, only to find less.
They feel less than when they were single. Less capable, less able, less exciting, less attractive, less joyful, less content. This is because they are less.

They've given up most of who they are in order to be and to stay in the relationship, or simply just to have a relationship. They can't be alone. Every minute they need to feel wanted & loved. Something is missing and they are missing the point.

Relationships are not meant to be this way. Yet this is how most people experienced relationships.
WHY?

Because people have lost touch (if they ever were in touch before) with the purpose of relationships.

Here's the job you came here to do. The joy of creating Self. You are evolving, you are changing, you are becoming. It is Self conscious.

You need time to work on your Self first before you can acknowledge who you are and becoming. Before you are truly ready to love others or to receive love.
You must first see your Self as worthy before you can see another as worthy.

"Blessed are the Self-centered, for they shall know God. And nothing shakes them."

If you put the cart before the horse, you will one day resent it. You will never get to where you wish to go. No matter how your heart calls out to you, no matter what signals God sends you, you are just going in circles, going back to square one. But you still feel the frustration and attachment. Then you stepped away from feeling it, brushing it aside.

So there are things you can do when you react with pain and hurt to what another is being, saying or doing. 1st is to admit to yourself and to the other exactly what you are feeling. This many of you are afraid to do, because you think it will make you "look bad". Somewhere, deep inside you, you probably feel it is ridiculous to feel that way and you are bigger than that. But you cant help it and still feel that way. You are living a lie. You want to take the safer route. You want to lose the least.
Why do you always want to be right? Is it really right? Or just you believe so?

That is why Masters are imperturbable in the face of what others might call calamity.

Well intentioned, well meaning, very religious as you think it is, many did what they thought would be best for the other person in their relationships. Sadly it is abuse, continued dysfunction in the relationship. Ultimately the person trying to do right is quick to forgive, look past the problems and behaviors, feign patience & forgiveness becomes resentful and unchanging. They suffer in silence.

You cannot have it all until you are willing to give it all up.
Holding onto something doesn't mean it's been a success. Staying in one because you "have to". Do not confuse longevity with a job well done. Many years in a relationship doesn't mean it is fantastic. Many years in a job doesn't mean you are expert in it.
Unless you want to continue living a lie or a long life of quiet desperation where you enjoy repeating these patterns from your past.
The truth is relentless. It keeps creeping up on you from every side, showing you what it is. You may find it tempting yet confusing.

Do you seem to be going round in circles?
That's because you keep asking the same question in 3 different ways hoping to hear a different answer. You keep asking, hoping God will say something different each time. This is not working.




The goal is not about how long you can stay in relationships.
The goal is to decide decide and experience who you are capable of becoming.

Find yourself.
Define yourself.
Recreate yourself.


Find time for yourself. What you want, who you want to be, what kind of love you seek.
Define the real you. Your feelings and your dreams. You are never too far. Life leaves trails for you to track.
Recreate the kind of relationship your Subsconscious has been hinting at you to go forth and chase it.


This is just Part One.

~ xoxo,
 MakeUpByGelainza
Beauty Editor
Live Your Dream

February 15, 2012

I.T. Girl


Totally impressed with Michelle Phan for being such a geeky modern chic girl who has business brains & creativity! Marrying passion (video/ gaming), skills (makeup), money (Lancome) and mass topics (love) in ONE.

Closing super nice song at the end by Jason Derulo - I.T. Girl and the lovely lyrics! (keep playing reruns on my youtube playlist)


Cause I finally found the girl of...my dreams
Much more than a Grammy award
That's how much you mean to me
You could be my it girl

Baby you're the shhh girl
Lovin' you could be a crime
Crazy how we fit girl

 You can't help but turn them heads
Knockin' them dead
Dropping like flies around you
If I get your body close not letting go
 Hoping you're about to Tell them other guys they can lose your number
You're done!
They don't get another shot cause you're...love drunk
Like a TV show playing reruns
 Every chance I get
 Imma turn you on
 Can't seem to stop you from...running, running
Through my, through my mind, mind
Just keep it coming, coming
 Til I make you mine, mine
You've got that something, something
I wanna be with girl
You're my greatest hit girl
Just say this is it girl...
Hey baby...
Don't you know you're my it girl ....


 ~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

February 14, 2012

Do you believe in Destiny?

...that everything happens for a reason? will you allow life to take you where you are meant to find? A chance meeting with someone of your dreams? I do.

The latest 2012 film starring Zac Efron, movie script taken from "The Notebook". Beautiful Story. The interview with the author
~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

February 13, 2012

.... tell me quando quando quando

Finished today's shoot at 2pm from AMK.
Just got a minute to rest a bit before i get back to work (rehearse! Singing??!)!

Friends all know I am a HUGE fan of the ultimate jazz man, Michael Buble... and always listens to his songs whenever. His voice just puts me in THE mood anytime ;p But I don't look at him sing! Haha

My fave pastime: Shopping, shopping, coffee & chillax, blogging & writing.

Passion: Makeup & Making people beautiful ^_~ (look for me if you wanna see a prettier side of yourself! Satisfaction GUARANTEED!!! Korean / Japanese popstar lookalike? Sure! You mean me?
Heh *Blush ;p aiyah everyone says so... now i'm a bit shy ... but well, when facts are just.. facts, no point denying. I'm a pretty hot babe! Hahahaha ;p kinda feeling the love now... thanks people for liking, loving, adoring, obsessed about me... I LUVE YOU ALL TOO!!!
Hey I mean I can make you look like a Korean/ Japanese/ Taiwanese popstar too! I've been following Japanese & Taiwanese trends (makeup/ fashion) for many years, an ardent Vivi/ Cawaii & Nu Ren Wo Zui Da magazines. So i know what girls all wanna look like at the end of the day...;) trust me! You can look like a PRINCESS if you just know how. If you dont know how, get the RIGHT PERSON (GELAINZA!!!) to teach you how!

Or simply hand over your money to me and I show you HOW you can too look like a PRINCESS!

So when I chillout, I love listening to the likes of Buble, Josh Groban (you raise me up), Frank Sinatra (fly me to the moon), Ella Fitzgerald, Andrea Bocelli, Sissel (where the beautiful ones go), Sarah Brightman (beautiful), Enya... it's connecting with the soul. Guess its the sounds of the musical instruments like the drums, guitar, sexophone, cello, even nature sounds... sooo soothing to the max! ;)

 This song's been playing repeat on my iPod...
Josh Groban
You Raise Me Up -->Click here to listen http://youtu.be/aJxrX42WcjQ
Don't Give Up (You are Loved) --> Click here to listen http://youtu.be/ri5XocxGyT8

#LOTD:
Pink Tulips & Blue Roses (using Coastal scents 88 palette),
Lips in Nyx Matte lip cream ;)




HAPPY VIVACIOUS VALENTINE'S DAY! 


~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza
Beauty Editor
Live Your Dream, every minute of it!
 

February 11, 2012

Style Up by Koreans

Style Magazine shoot for T.O.P. (Big Bang member)

 *caveat: The video is nothing suggestive. Purely the making of Style magazine Korea shoot with TOP.



Of cos my FAVE: G-Dragon - luve his (androgynous) vibes!


What is this ultimate fashionista's essential & favorite items: 1)ACCESSORIES (chunky ones & many of them)
2)Hats
3)Shoes - sneakers or brogues And his inspiration? He thinks girls fashion are more fun! With his beanpole frame, he could carry off almost any style effortlessly like his own!
GD BEANPOLE CF Making film with GD ;) 


For me,
it's always these items:

1) Scarfs & Shawls 
Great for layering over slightly more casual tops to add dimension & edge to your outfit
or simply to keep you warm if temperature turns cold suddenly while you were out. I used to be forced to buy a jacket or cardigan cos I couldn't stand the cold anymore, can you imagine someone like me who always feel HOT than cold in airconditioned rooms where everyone is wrapped in thick layers and I'm there in my spaghetti tops! Some cafes in Singapore really are large freezers. Perhaps keep their food fresh.... does it help keep our skin fresh too??! Haha no sorry.


2) Accessories 
Oh i cant tell you how much I am obsessed with buying & wearing them - rings, bracelets, bangles, chains, necklaces, earrings! They give me that unexplainable thrill - like a RUSH! Maybe my friends can tell you how much an accessories-oholic I am!!! It's MADNESS! Yet super proud of it haha They didnt call me "Accessories Queen" for nothing! ADORE ;) You can buy lottery if you ever catch me without accessories!


3) Hats
Luve buying them but you probably see me wearing them 2 out 10 times you meet me! But I luve them! Becos it effortlessly adds that charm!

Now you know how much I LUVE ACCESSORIES - cos it seems all the above 3 are categorised as Accessories.


How about yourself?
What are your favorite essential items?
What do you see yourself always buying so many of and still not enough? ;p



 ~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

February 10, 2012

Le Maquillage Pinceaux Belt

Everyone always are in awe with what brushes & makeup items the best makeup artists are using.

Unveiling to you mine...
Together with some of my favorite things of all time!

February 9, 2012

#Beauty Rave of the Day

Hihi babelicious!

A secret which is no longer a secret now is Gelainza loves Japanese stuff!

Haha if you are one of my close or good friends, you know I live, eat, breathe & adore Japanese stuff!

Outfit: Reckless Erika Black Dress & booties
Japanese food (YUMMIEST! Can eat everyday!)
Japanese makeup (the most innovative inventions)
Japanese skincare (exquisite & fresh technology)
Japanese fashion (stylo at any time or place)
Japanese magazines (I flip these since I was 15! My holy grail))
Japanese people (they look like they walk out from my comic books!)
Japanese language (so kawaii)
Japanese culture (so daring)
Japanese brains (their ideas so original!)
Japanese models (so cute!)

You get the idea! ^_~
People always joke, that I was probably married to a Japanese man in my last life?
Do I really believe in last life? I'm not sure man! Yet then again, how to explain that craze about Japan stuff like as if I am truly Japanese in my blood! Seriously!

All the rave just to say this --> Check this out! My current obsession: Dolly Wink!

Have you all tried this? YOU NEED TO!

Tsubasa is so kawaii kirei ne!

I couldn't take my eyes off her.
So I could only bring her home with me today.
She's non stop winking at me and I am totally straight.
I love guys. Yet this is so seductive. ;)

THE NEW DOTTY EYELINER


  • Super waterproof
  • Super black
  • Super fine tip 
  • Super precision
  • Super long wearing
  • Super LOVE!


~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza
Beauty EditorLive Your DreamTweet

Mascara Trick from the fashion runways

Hi babelicious,

Today, I wanna share an awesome trick with you today!

It is a mascara trick I've been using on lashes of supermodels, models& my clients for many years now.
Didn't realise I was doing something special until yesterday, a new client of mine told me its such an amazing trick because it WORKS like magic and so unheard of!

Gelainza's runway mascara trick
Normally, when coating your lashes with mascara,
you wiggle the wand up from below your lashes, roots to tips lifting in an upward motion, right?

What I always LUVE to do is,
I wiggle the wand up from above your lashes, roots to tips in an upward motion.
Then, I wiggle the wand the normal way for the second coat.
This way, the lashes are thoroughly coated and lifted both "sides" of your lashes, giving YOU MAXIMUM VA VA VOOM VOLUME LASHES!😍


Try it! And tell me your experience! ^_~
I wonder if the explanation is clear enough. Haha let me know!


~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza

Beauty EditorLive Your Dream

February 6, 2012

New beginnings

Was watching Michelle Phan's latest video and heard these words that I always believe in.

"Life is full of surprises. We never know what moments will inspire the next chapter in our story, there is a saying that, we must move on from our past in order to fully appreciate our new beginning. Starting over can be hard, but change in life is only possible when we no longer stand still. Change is sweet, and can inspire us to try new things, especially when we are moving on to something. I believe everything happens for a reason, good and bad. Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happens. Holding on to regrets can prevent you from living life to the fullest. If you don't allow it to happen, you may never know what you're missing. 
If destiny is calling out your name, answer it.... you might be in for a new adventure.

So keep your mind, heart and eyes open.
And a new adventure will find you."


~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainzaBeauty EditorLive Your Dream

February 4, 2012

The Alluring Scorpion

A friend of mine send me this. Told me how true it is for me.
As I was reading it, almost everything is right. Except 2 parts.
1) You cant tame a Scorpio. I can be tamed especially when I want to be.
2) The seek & destroy tendencies. Not true for me. I tend to believe in karma/ cause & effect. If you did wrong, God will do justice. I am not the revengeful type.

As for the others, how did astrologers guess so well??? ;p

The Scorpio Woman: October 23 - November 21 by Susan Miller


The Scorpio woman has great charm, allure, and inner strength, and is able to overcome most any obstacle in life. She comes across as self-confident and self-possessed and men are drawn to her for that reason. There is a mysterious quality about the Scorpio woman, because she is intensely private, discrete and secretive. Soon she will learn everything about you, but later you will realize that she hasn't given you many details about herself--that's Scorpio's natural reticence.
Finally, the operative word to best understand your Scorpio lover is "passion." One Scorpio once said to me that passion was the single most important ingredient in life, that is, to be passionate about one's loved ones, one's career, one's lifestyle, for without passion, what kind of life would we have in the end? Well said!

Your Challenge

Your Scorpio beauty is attracted to power, so if you have it, you are ahead of the game. Your other challenge will be that this lady has a mind of her own, so if you think you can tame her, forget it.
How To Handle Her

Her highly intuitive nature makes her a mind reader extraordinaire, so don't try to hide anything from her. If you are trying to impress her with power you don't have, her Pluto-ruled nature will sense it like a homing device. (Certainly you don't want to activate her seek and destroy mechanism.) In love and friendship, she is true-blue loyal and will expect the same from you. If you show her the slightest reason to distrust you, however, she will never forgive you. On the other hand, treat her well and she will reward you for the rest of your life. Home and family are regarded as sacred, and Scorpio will defend and support her man to the ends of the earth. Like Leo women, Scorpio women are into control, and with her magnetic, femme fatale powers, she will soon have the upper hand. After all, who could resist her famous Scorpion gaze, those memorable bedroom eyes?
Things To Do, Gifts To Buy

If you take your Scorpio beloved out for dinner, make it a private little dark rendezvous, overlooking water if possible or better yet, as a guest on a private yacht. The Scorpion woman will always be understated with her powerful sexuality--she doesn't need to flaunt it, it exudes naturally. In her dress, she is very careful about her accessories, buying only the finest shoes and handbags, and if she needs one, an elegant leather brief case. She knows these accessories punctuate her entire look and impart a feeling of true elegance. Get her quality things made out of leather (down, boy, not those things). If treating her to perfume, get her a modern oriental or something of musk and subtly sexual.
While the Scorpio woman is always a lady in public, she loves being her man's fantasy woman in the bedroom. Buy her some new lingerie in of her most flattering tones: maroon, eggplant or a black. Elegant French and Italian imported lingerie will impress her so buy her a demi-cup push up bra, tiny, sheer g-string bikini and elegant garter belt, complete with a pair of black seamed stockings. She may also be amused and aroused by a lavishly illustrated photography book by Helmut Newton or Doris Kloster. If you get lucky, she may want to experiment a little by lap dancing for you and you alone.
This sign rules detective work, so plan a mystery for her. She has a rich imagination and this should work whether you've known her a month or a decade. Tell her to meet you in the most elegant hotel bar in town. When you spot her, stand at the other end of the bar and have the waiter send over a glass of champagne and a note from you. By now the suggestive nature of your behavior will have the staff murmuring and staring and it will begin to turn her on tremendously. After the second or third drink, send her the key to your room in a small envelope. (Book their best suite ahead of time and stock it with roses and.) When she's pocketed the key, have her meet you by the elevator. Ride up alone, pushing her against the back wall of the elevator and tell her in great detail what you have planned. Show her the silk ribbons you've tucked into your breast pocket--Scorpio is intrigued by bondage. Although she will try her hardest not to show it, she will be aching for you to begin. She won't forget this mystery, and neither will you!



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