May 31, 2012

8 Weeks in Freshkon

Week 1: Orange

I'm growing to get addicted to this lens color : Orange Solitaire

It is not as orange as the name suggests, hence the high wearability for those who always wanted Hazelnut eyes if you ain't born in the USA.

In fact, i can come out with so many looks for this lens since "hazelnut brown" fits everyone, asian or Caucasian!

Week 2: Pink
Pink is a girl's color. Every girl is drawn to the color at some point of her life.
I don't usually go for pink, usually like classic black, grey, teal, electric blue, sometimes fuchsia.

Yet some days I just love the color pink cos it makes a girl's heart very happy. Think pink roses & pink lips. ;)

So I'm wearin pink today!
What about you?

I also been up to playing with video editing! Realise how fun it is to orchestrate the whole "movie"!


May 28, 2012

Teen Plastic Surgery


would you go through this?
I guess, the society & culture and people around you can make a lot of difference.
Parents play a role in teaching the right values or succumb to their kids' wishes to compensate for something they themselves are insecure with.

I neither encourage or discourage, or judgemental towards people who done plastic surgery. I applaud them for their courage to go through pain and possible death during surgeries due to blood vessels burst and procedures gone awry.

If you are looking to do it, i would love to interview you!

A friend asked me this last Friday,
"If there is one part of your face you would consider plastic surgery, what would it be?"

For me, definitely my teeth.
I didn't do braces before because of the inconvenience for 2 years.
Now, if there is a procedure that can be done swiftly and safely, i would do my teeth.
Other than that, I am pretty contented with what I have.
I heard of invisalign or cosmetic surgery to operate on the teeth (heard from a friend Bae Young Jun, famous Korean actor did it)
That would cost me SGD 6000!

Have you ever considered doing plastic surgery? If so, which part of your face you wish to improve?
So, if you are a parent, would you let your kids do plastic surgery?

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

May 27, 2012


"An influential person changes people whom they come in contact with forever. There is no right or wrong, just what you think makes it so."

May 25, 2012

My 12 Weeks in Freshkon™

Super excited to be working on a new project with FRESHKON, Number 1 contact lens and of course, my MOST favorite lens!

Been wearing them for at least 4 years and still in luve with it!
Tried a few other brands before such as Acuvue, Freshlook, Maxi Eyes, Geo lens... and always Freshkon is the most trusted brand I go to, for these reasons.

  • Most Comfortable Lens (you never feel its there really!)
  • Variety of Gorgeous designs (Dezigner, Mosaic, Fusion, Alluring Eyes, Clear)
  • Suitable for even the most sensitive eyes
If you have astigmatism, you can still wear colored contacts and see/read clearly although most colored lens don't correct astigmatism.
Don't buy lens online because you don't know of its source. There are so many unethical people out there trying to manufacture fake stuff & sell to you at the original price!

P.S. Designed & shoot for Freshkon 4 unique Dezigner looks and details of looks can only be revealed through their media channels in July! So subscribe at their FB page for now. ;)

Videos coming up soon too! ;)

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

May 18, 2012

Looking for Freelance Makeup Artists

I'm looking for Freelance Makeup Artists to join my growing Creative Team for jobs on upcoming big shoots.

Apply if YOU satisfy these requirements :
- Sick of your current counter job
- Tired of standing for more than 8 hours everyday except 1 day off
- Looking for jobs that offer flexible hours while having family time
- Currently at a dead end job with no future prospects
- Tired of pleasing your tyrant bosses & playing 'politics'
- Searching for other sources of income
- Doing makeup part time apart from your job
- Luve makeup and beauty
- You are Independent & mature
- You are Positive, cheerful, fun loving & willing to work hard
- Can work harmoniously in a team
- Strictly no "divas" attitude (we believe real divas are humble yet confident)

If you are, please send me an email for a meeting/ interview! ;)


~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza
Beauty Editor
Live Your Dream

May 16, 2012

Freshkon CLEAR Lens Solution

Wow fantastic baby!

You all know I am a Freshkon FAN for years!

Just got to know today that Freshkon has its own lens solution! Yay!
Have always been an ardent user of Solocare for years and is thrilled right now!

It does all the eyecare essentials: Refreshes your eyes, moisturises and cleanses without any fuss. 
Clean, rinse, remove protein, disinfect, lubricate and store your lenses with just one solution!

Especially IMPORTANT because you are wearing your color/ clear/ soft/hard lens everyday for at least 8 hours. You really need a good solution to clean your lens for tomorrow to prevent eye infection.

Each bottle retails at SGD 8.50. 2 bottles are SGD 15.50.

Currently there is a very SPECIAL PROMOTION - BUY 2 GET 1 FREE!
Which means ===> 3 Bottles for S$15.50!!! (each bottle is only $3 bucks!)

Go grab some CLEAR today!^_~

~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream


As I watched this video, brought back good memories of how I made the first few videos for Sephora staff internal training use, all the preparation, the choreography, the editing and the words & images & yes MUSIC! Amateurish yet was fun!!!

Like no other, created for the runway fashion shows,
CIATE nail polishes one of the kind, EDGY YET PLAYFUL! (Just the way I like it!) Check out that hottie in black granite! awww.... my saliva can fill an ocean right now! Sephora Singapore needs to bring in these! Or are they instores or on the way yet? ;) Right?

Formerly the Head Trainer at Sephora Asia (yeah 1 trainer for all the brands & skills trainings, no kidding! Proud of the amazing feat & loving it!), I am still very in loved with SEPHORA and its innovative marketing and products offer! Often been asked why I am still raving about their products and recommending them to my clients during individual beauty consultations or their beauty & makeup questions, I myself wonder why. Then the heart will answer. It's very clear. Passion for great stuffs never ends... and that's why I am in & out of Sephora stores all the time, catch me if you can, spot me there... or sometimes i sneak in the nights when the stores are closed? Maybe...

My other lust-haves is Urban Decay eyeshadows. To date, I found not many eyeshadows as pigmented and creamy and easy to blend & apply for anyone from beginners to experts. UD has always come up one of the first, if not the first in eyeshadows creations! Choose the shimmer ones. Matte are great for those who are more experts already.
To tell ya a secret, I always wanted to work with such an amazing company in their artistic/ creative department to discover & develop new trends, new products & new looks that will rock the market! The words that sing to my heart: Edgy, feminine, dangerous & fun! *Thumbs up! After all these years, you are still a rave fave lust crave for moi!

 ~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza
Beauty Editor
Live Your Dream

May 11, 2012

Go go go!

Strong Heart 123 YG Family Special ~ Big Bang & 2NE1 & se7en Bigbang on Go Show Big Bang Show time! GD: Leader, Producer, No.1 Fashion Icon, thinks alot TOP: Rapper, tall, mysterious & funny, sticks to his mom alot Dae Sung: Best ballad voice Tae Yang: Best Dancer & sexy eye smile Seung Ri: Maknae, PR guy ~ xoxo, MakeUpByGelainza Beauty Editor Live Your Dream

May 7, 2012

Spill of Beauty Beans

Just now I was flipping one of my monthly stash of fave magazines when my own picture caught my eye!

Here I'm spilling the beauty beans together with the other awesome renowned beauty gurus like Mr Uchide (Shu Uemura), Dr Georgia Lee, Larry Yeo & more ;D


Make a fish climb a tree?

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
― Albert Einstein

This is not meant to console anybody here as I believe my friends need no consolation.

This is to jolt you to rethink.
Are you serving your purpose? Or letting others purposefully alter your core & life direction?
Along the way, if your vision is unclear, people will try to detract your route to their direction. Sure. You can go there too, usually the tried and tested route. Safe and secure.
Yet somehow you know something is amiss.

This quote is to spur you on to sit down and think about your unique STRENGTHS
- what you are naturally good at. (PR skills? Analysing situations? Organising events? Speaking? Selling?)

Match that with your PASSION
- what you are naturally drawn to love or do, even if it's free. Where your heart lies.
(creating something from scratch, Teaching? Design clothes? Writing? Coaching people?)

==> Then here's your challenge!
FIND a way to MARRY your strengths with your passion and find avenues to make a living from it.

Everyone is unique. You are brought here to do something. Don't copy others blindly.

Love yourself.

Side note before I sign off...
Digital perm might just be smtg I'm trying out before going for the real spunky short! Yeah!

Check out the Style of the week!

May 5, 2012

Corporate Grooming, a standard or choice?

Was thinking about this topic lately over a relaxing chillout session with my girlfriends, all in their established careers, mid level executive to senior manager level and ....

we realized one thing.

Though there are so many image consultants, veterans & newbies in the industry to help groom the corporate race, WHY is it that we CONSISTENTLY see our locals or foreigners still in their sometimes monotonous boring color-mismatching style (shirt with pants/ blouse with skirt for ladies & gentlemen) five days a week & completely casual (teeshirt & berms /shorts) on weekends?

But when you have attended a corporate grooming seminar/workshop before, you know the corporate dress codes set for us ain't that.

As we dwell deeper into the scene, we actually realise this one thing.

Associations are important as they play an important role in setting good standards.
After setting standards, the more critical work we are left here is to UPDATE and COMMUNICATE these standards.

After speaking to a good handful of renowned image consultants in the market today, we found that the standards may or may not be applicable to many large multinational companies today as they grow global.

Even as auditors or bankers in ORQ or Shenton Way are merely in shirt & pants, no ties.

Many companies like Apple, Google & Facebook adopt & prefer the smart business casual code.
The ones in Nike & Adidas are dressed very simply or rather encouraged to wear sporty.

No business suits.
Not even the CEOs today.
We saw alot of CEOs & Chairman leaving their ties at home and come simply with shirt & jeans!
Where is the corporate dress codes??

We were told they wear blazer only when they meet very important clients, other times they are dressed in smart casual - shirt & jeans.

And i can vouch for this.
When I was an auditor from one of the Big Four, the employees & the bosses of most of the large MNCs we audited are allowed to adopt the global dress codes (referring to Americans) which is again, shirt with pants, no ties, sometimes polo tees, and they are in comfortable trainers, not shoes.

Those who are really in suits all the time are the ones selling jewellery in Goldheart, Lee Hwa Jewelry or those working in luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari & those front line in the hotels. These are Customer Service Staff.

So how do you interpret this?

1) There is a lot of work to be done as image consultants? A major facelift, renovation work to carry out!

2) Image consultants need to review what they have been taught in their syllabus to adapt their approach here. Many people also now have their personality injected in their dressing. If you really clueless, you can copy the customer service staff.

Be yourself.
Learn how to find your individuality in your dressing.