March 31, 2012

PictureBook: The Royal March


17.03.2012 Samedi: Workshop Day
I'm always that Smokey blue-eyed girl you know! Truly loyal to royal blues ~

It was an awesome day when I really feel myself once again... great to be in tune & away from you.

12.03.2012 Lundi: Project Play@My Facial Gym!
Expressions from professional to kawaii to silly to bored.. 
This is how i maintain my youthful look! ;p You all know that I don't go facials at all. I rely on my beauty fingers & flexible facial muscles...Join me if you like! Heh

20.03.2012 In love with my newly rejuvenated hair! Dyed it magenta red wine RED!!! ;) it's dark indoors & noticeably bright outdoors! At my good friend's cosy boudoir salon Decorum, Cuppage Plaza B1-23. He's damn good & patient ;) Quote my name & get a good discount! 

21.03.2012 The Red Code
Hair Advertisement ;p 
My hair still looks sleek shiny after dye



~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

PictureBook: March into my Goals (Korean Makeup)

Getting a headstart... making a comeback... working a deadline....

1.3.2012 Korean SNSD look- Taeyeon
Korean Makeup Theme is on my list these days. Even my brush can't resist that soft romantic allure of pinks, purples & soft blues... ;)
2.3.2012 Frosty smokey silver with forest green depths

3.3.2012 Delicate feminine look
Eye colors using blue & purple from M.A.C

5.3.2012 Rainy day
Makeup: Still feeling big bang "blue" ;)

Hair: Playing with flirty feminine clip-on extensions for a change! ^_~

6.3.2012 mardi
I'm singing my blues...

7.3.2012 Mercredi
Charming Utopian roses ~ you are all I need

8.3.2012 Jeudi
Grecian gold & royal blue

Its a glorious cheerful day!

9.3.2012 vendredi
Rich & frothy blue mountain cafe in skinny denims

10.03.2012 International Women's Day @SCCCI Part 1
The high you get when God's gifts are shared...;)

#LOTD: Shoulder-padded black blazer with european lace interiors & lace trims at cuffs, sequined white long blouse & soft leather pants

#Makeup: eyes using hues of ash greys Shiseido colors, lips in NYX matte lip cream

10.03.2012 International Women's Day @SCCCI Part 2 : The Dinner

The amazing talks, the gorgeous makeup, the wonder ladies, the mesmerising dance, the sumptuous seared codfish, the beautiful smiles ;D in one meaningful day!

13.03.2012 Mardi
By now, you can almost sworn I luve violets?!! 

14.03.2012 Mercredi
While waiting... Reminiscing about the charming museums, indulging in golden angels and remembering love...

15.03.2012 Jeudi
So delicious!

#LOTD: baby carrot top, eggy omelette handbag, black caviar shorts

#FOTD: Pan fried salmon fillet, corn cob, juicy tomato

Let your subconscious mind lead you to where you wanna go.
Don't let anyone take ur dreams away.

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

March 27, 2012

Maximize your me-time

The clock ticks 12 midnight and I have just came back from a meeting and an evening workshop.
As soon as i got home, i completed cleansing my face & applying 5 Step Skincare Regimen (my secret beauty routine which I will ONLY share in my skincare /makeup workshops!)

Then I went on to pamper my feet by doing the foot spa set from softener to scrub to balm. (Another beauty secret of mine I share with my students in skincare classes! If u wanna attend my classes, send an enquiry email to gkong@avenueimage.com.sg)

Then applied lash & brow growth serum which I am trying out these 2weeks!

And that's NOT all!!!

Rolling along my face contours, laugh lines, thighs & arms with ReFa Pro as I check & reply my emails and plan the next day's work!

Being a woman is not easy.
Staying a beautiful woman is even more challenging in this fast paced lifestyle.
Yet nothing is impossible as long as you want it badly.

I always tell people around me.
"There is no ugly women, only lazy women who take beauty for granted or not wanted."- Gelainza


I will never allow myself to look disheveled even if the world crumbles & the sky falls, I will strive to look as composed, slim & immaculate and this is my lifetime personal standard I set for myself. No less.

Perhaps Japanese blood runs in my veins... I heard Japanese women never leave home without makeup as bare-faced deemed to be disrespectful of people you meet, even if its just outside your house. On average, they spend 1.5 - 2hours on their 13-step rigorous skincare routine. READ: ROUTINE. Many women I know are often too lazy to even wash off their makeup when they got home, or slap on some basic moisturiser! They are really taking their youth or beauty for granted!? Well, soon they will REGRET. But girls, why YOU want to leave it till there's no turning back and you turn to BOTOX!? You scream when the cream I recommended cost $50... by the time you realise the lines on your face, when you are not so lazy to stare yourself in the mirror, you need $5,000 for the BOTOX procedure, my friend.

Becos you are my friend, I tell you this.
Beauty loves or leaves you depending on how badly you want it.

i've seen average women become stunning and charming once they choose to love and take more care about their face & body.
And also seen beautiful women wasted their god-given beauty for the exchange of laziness.


xoxo,
Gel

March 21, 2012

Photoshoot with Seventeen Magazine

Makeup by Gelainza
Model: Blenda/ AVE

Using colors from Coastal Scents, Make Up For Ever & Urban Decay

The RED Warrior

Heh yesterday a whole bottle of MAGENTA PAINT & RED WINE drenched my head And now my hair is cheerfully RED!!! Perhaps part of the grooming decorums to sport red hair...or so I declare. ;p Rejuvenating! My hair even looks lusciously shiny sleek & healthier than it already was!

Hair by Aaron Ng, Decorum
Absolutely luve his cosy boudoir salon (B1-23 Cuppage Plaza). He's damn good, patiently detailed & funny! Imagine coloring your tresses while relieving your stresses. Say you are my friend he might give you discount haha ^_~

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainzaBeauty EditorLive Your Dream

March 18, 2012

The Ultimate Entertainment

BIGBANG - Intro + Blue + Bad Boy + Ain't No Fun + Fantastic Baby What can I say? *totally awed ~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

"How to ERASE years off your face" workshop and Late Night Friday Shopping




OBSESSED WITH BEAUTY?

FRUSTRATED WITH WRINKLES?


Click on the link TGIF: Fuchsia Lane's Beauty Workshop and find the details all you NEED to know about this not-to-be-missed ultimate beauty workshop!

Collaborating with my good friend, Vivienne, the talented young designer behind the seams of beautiful Fuchsia Lane chinoiserie detailing. Check out her late night shopping spree too! Its too good to be missed girls! I am her makeup artist from her 1st collection till Pearl of Orient (except Portrait of a lady). ;) My great pleasure to work with her!

Do you start to realise the fine lines & deep wrinkles around your eyes, lips when you smile?
Are you experiencing sensitive skin?
Do you feel that your skin is uncomfortably tight after cleansing?

You will find out WHY at our TGIF: Fuchsia Lane's Beauty Workshop!

Miss this chance and you WILL miss out on all the invaluable priceless anti-aging secrets that I am gonna generously dish out, bare all about ANTI-aging and how NOT to look older than your age! Better yet, how to look 10 years younger than your actual age!!! Many of my friends I saw them age... and its scary. But only people who are close to me are not. Because I share with them my secrets and continue to inspire, influence and install in them/students the best of the best beauty secrets you would pay $10,000 & up to hear about it!

Workshop fee is only $68. What good does a $100 dress you bought make when you can't even look young & pretty in it?

Come learn about beauty because you only have one face this lifetime you are going to live every second with it... learn how you can love it more ...
Do you know?
An online survey proves that when a gorgeous lady walks in the room, our eyes immediately fixate on her face, rather than the expensive dress she is wearing. So spend more time & money on your face, girls! Its worth it! ;) Purchase your ticket to beauty now! TGIF: Fuchsia Lane's Beauty Workshop



xoxo,
Gelainza


~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

March 12, 2012

Why is G-Dragon so HOT???

Taking a 2mins break from work to rejuvenate my energy by listening to none other than Big Bang's latest album "Alive"!

Why is G-Dragon so HOT???

Watch this video and you realise it.

Totally rogue-ish arrogant attitude in that devil-may-care nonchalance is what turns me on.

Not to say I like bad boys.
Totally not.

I just like the way he is so confident about himself that he doesn't care if you like him anot. He still continue his groove, so contagious so passionate you wonder what's going on in his head, this super duper creative guy! Yet he is only 22yrs old.

The leader of Big Bang, and the main composer of music & lyrics for most of Big bang top hits. Isn't he talented??? Forget about the controversy he created and his "delinquent" ways of handling things, I still render him the BEST.
And because of him, big bang is always No.1.

Some may say Super Junior boys are the No.1. But I chose to differ, as many of you would too! ;)

Enjoy & rock along!
inspires me to pick up hip hop next mth!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qnV55LUFVM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

March 11, 2012

Thank YOU

SCCCI IWD "Voices of Women Leaders"
Heart filled with gratitude is the best feeling anyone can have while jealousy, sour feelings or envy are not.
So I wanna thank you for your generous & gracious love & support for me.


This very fact that you're even reading my blog already proves you still do care.
And because of that, I somehow felt it and want to do more.


I am blessed to have people around me who are always helping me silently, openly & graciously. I've meet so many sweet & amazing people who help without asking for any returns. That's why I will always love you all!


Sharing the good news with you! 


I am extremely humbled when I received nomination for "2012 Most Inspiring Women" organised by Cozycot, one of the most influential online beauty & lifestyle forum!!! Thanks for your (you know who you are!) recognition. One of the greatest GIFTS I've received from sharing God's gifts.

If your heart or mind says
YES I have inspired YOU in any way, in any part of your life - My contagious passion, actions, courage, my works, conversations, sharings, advice, laughter, jokes, ideas, chance meetings, friendships...Feel free to go to this Cozycot IWD website link 

http://www.cozycot.com/iwd2012/inspiring-women to vote for me. No obligations though ;p Thanks in advance! 

Many of my dearest friends knew the life story of this feisty little lady who always has that fire.
Famously left a cushy high paying respectable finance career in Big Four after 6-7years to pursue my life passion in beauty. Always defying the norms to push the boundaries. Disillusioned & tired from the maddening rat race, kinda like life RESET to start something totally new. The lure of a more enriching life was the main push factor for that courageous plunge! Committing 101% myself to my core objective, both mentally, physically, financially and spiritually to achieve what I want in the shortest period of time. As i look back now, I am happy to just go for it! I may not have met you if I didn't. So perhaps you wanna thank God too? ;p 




Was at SCCCI Networking forum yesterday having an enriching day enriching the lives of others. Its great to give ;) and my pleasure to meet with so many amazing ladies!



Luve, Gelainza ;)



March 7, 2012

It's my LIFE! Its now or never!

In celebration of International Women's Day today, I would like to share something invaluable with you. YOU who come back here daily if not regularly to read my blog. Thanks because I know you care. Care for what I am doing right now in my life. Care enough to read although may not find a good enough reason to catch up with me in person ...yet I still wish you can receive inspiration from here as many people can.

Have you done your life review? Your life audit? A lot of things you used to think about yourself, your past, your mistakes, your achievements, your accomplishments, your relationships, your life right now... are these thinkings yours? Or are they what others want you to be? Notions people put on you in the past?
It reminds me of what my mentor once told me, "If you don't plan your life, someone else will plan it for you. And it may not be God's plan."
Jane Fonda at TedTalks is speaking about Rebirth.
"Today, people are living longer... 35years longer than our grandparents. It's like we gain an extra adult life. Yet, are we living life fullest?"


So readers, when do we start living? Must it be when we face death? As what Steve Jobs famously say? Live your life, live your dream.

Stop kidding yourself that you are happy with the money you are earning.
Stop kidding yourself that as long as the ricebowl is filled, you are contented already.
YOU Of all people, know it best, when the lights go out, you are facing no one but yourself.
Ask yourself this, are you in truth, contented with the life you currently live right now? The relationship you are in, the job you are having, the life you are living..

ROUTINE VS DREAMS
Routine is very tempting, because it is comfortable. Most people stayed at their jobs, because its difficult and uncomfortable to make changes if not abrupt. Afraid of the economy, afraid of the turbulences, afraid of steppingout, they rather continue dissatisfied at status quo.
Dreams are very tempting too, because it is exhilarating. Yet to get to that, there are some risks to take, leaps to jump, and new territories to conquer.
Notice that Routine is about the past & current? You are using your brain to look back.
And Dreams are about the future? Your heart wants to look forward.

You probably want to review your life now, no matter where you are now, how old you already are, who you are, or think you are, re-look at your life closely. Are you fitting in, blending in, becoming a subject of others' lives, not knowing who you are?
Fighting the mold others want us to fit in for their ideals is not an easy feat, but a truly fulfilling battle for yourself.
Fighting the mold others want us to fit in for their own purposes is not selfish, but its because you know nothing about yourself.
Not until you see it for yourself, who you are, the authentic you you have hidden, you wont be able to enjoy life and worry less.

Is there something you always wanted to do? But still fearing the unknown?
Today may be the day you step out and walk bravely.

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza
Beauty Editor
Live Your Dream

Fantastic baby bad boy alive








This is what I call "PHENOMENAL"! I clicked on the "Play" button and then my jaw dropped... held open for the entire 4 minutes...and mouth dry, licking my lips and continue watching in awe. Hats off thumbs up hands down... BIG BANG IS SIMPLY DA BEST!

And WHY ARE THEY THE BEST?
 1) They POSSESS Super Groooovee! Cant help but groove whenever I hear their songs. Hip hop & R&B influences rox!

2) Their styling always surpassed the others. Original. Some may say INSANE. OUTRAGEOUS. I LOVE IT: ENTERTAINING IN PURE BOLDNESS


3) G Dragon pens lyrics & composes music for almost all the songs! What more can I say? He's the BEST!!! The kind of nonchalent arrogant attitude just so seexxxxyyy....



 ~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

March 2, 2012

De-Art Thou?

Do you feel this way?


I do.
Quite often in fact.

Especially when I really in love with the eyeshadow colors I wear that day, I would be so reluctant to take it off! I would wanna meet you, meet her, meet him and meet everyone before I come home... and when I reach home, I would stare in the mirror for a long time before i FINALLY remove it.


ARE YOU SERIOUS?!!!


I heard you.


Heh I was just kidding. About the last part. 


But the rest is true. I feel kinda "upset" when I had to wipe the beautiful blended colors off at the end of the day. Be it on myself or on my models...
I feel that sometimes makeup is so short term art. 
The beauty makeup has is that you wont have to regret once you tried it, cos you can easily remove it if you dont like it.
The advantage is also the disadvantage.
Because it is not permanent.
That is also why I feel the urge to take pictures for keepsake & journaling.


I really love painting. Waving the brushes around weaving magic has got to be heaven's gift to me. Thanks.
"It makes me a very very happy girl, and I am thrilled to be making a living from doing what I love. I am truly blessed. Thank you all for allowing me to touch your lives, through your faces."~ Gelainza






~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream