This was not planned, but sometimes the best things result from impromptu inspiration. I’ve decided to shoot a non-cooking cooking tutorial just to get my feet wet for food features. I’m not really ready to worry about a live stove and a live camera being ON at the same time LOL. Here in my new “How To Make Guacamole” video I share how I make my versionof this Shrek-y sort of dip. It’s a recipe that I personally expanded and changed using YouTuber Dan Phillippi’s version of guacamole as a base formula (but the video was on his wife Nikki’s channel). Thanks Nikki and Dan for the inspiration and motivation from two years ago! It’s totally not the same recipe and method anymore after I changed it up.
JULIA’S GUAC The Recipe and the Video Feature (Click here to watch): 2-3 (3 if they’re small) avocados 1 red onion finely chopped/minced 50g cilantro/coriander, “wansoy” stems and leaves coarsely or finely chopped 2 medium green tomatoes chopped 2 finger chilis “siling panigang” seeds removed and chopped 1 small wild chili “siling labuyo” chopped 1 or 2 tbsp. (try 1 first) Calamansi juice/lime juice 1 tsp. ground cumin spice 1 tsp. sea salt to season (add as needed)
CHIPS: I used Tostitos Hint of Lime Tortillas
Blend everything in a mortar and pestle for chunky texture or in a food processor for smoother consistency.
I’m really beginning to enjoy how my IKEA Glasholm desk has changed my life in terms of productivity just in the last 3 days. For one it’s easier to film videos now that my camera and tripod can go on top of my desk and shoot me with a full blast of window light. So, yes, I did film another video and wow, a miracle, only 11 minutes in total! That means I’m either getting better at shooting or editing.
Products Used in My No Makeup Makeup Video: MAYBELLINE Age Rewind Treatment Concealer “Medium” BOBBI BROWN Skin Weightless Powder Foundation “2.5 Warm Sand” ELLANA MINERALS Concealer Powder “Radiant” BARE MINERALS All-Over Face Color “Warmth” K-PALETTE Real Lasting Brow Mascara MAC Cosmetics Blush “Harmony” SHISEIDO Glow Enhancing Primer VIRGINIA OLSEN Loose Pigment in “Fairydust” MAJOLICA MAJORCA Lash Expander Edge Meister Waterproof Mascara REVLON ColorStay Lipliner “Rose” TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL Glam Rock Lipstick (sorry there’s no English name on the back, it’s Korean)
It isn’t the most PERFECT no makeup makeup tutorial (I’m almost sure I can do a better one once my shoot setup improves) but it perfects what I believe in terms of amounts of product and the types of tones. I’m still at a point where my makeup application on myself when I’m NOT filming is a couple of notches better compared to when I’m filming myself. It’s all about learning to brush off the tension, and self-conscious spirals I guess, I’m much better at this video thing but I’m still learning. Thank you all for being warm and patient. You can watch my No Makeup Makeup Video here or watch it from the embedded player below.
After 3 whole weeks, I finally almost sort of get the vlogging setup I’ve always dreamed of. I overhauled my bedroom, got an affordable desk, and all that made filming in my safe and comfy zone rather than in our living room way more possible and picturesque! Watch the video hereor in the player below this image. I will post the list of products but I’ll edit that in tomorrow morning because I am falling asleep right as I type this. The products are mentioned and typed into the video.
I did it! I posted another video! This is a Smoky Eyeshadow x NEW Stuff video. This one I’m quite proud of because I’m finally getting to a place where i’m pretty pleased with my lighting setup. Now I just have to get a proper 40mm or 50mm lens to work with and I’m pretty good.
In this video I do a very much missed brown smoky eye using eyeshadow which feels like a throwback because I haven’t touched eyeshadow in so long. ZOEVA’s amazing new makeup palettes made me do it! I’ll have a separate blog post for those right after this.… To full post & COMMENTS...
I just realized what a fuzz I was for not posting my second HD YouTube video on the blog last week which was my daily makeup tutorial. I blasted this one on social media to smithereens but didn’t post a single thing here.
PRODUCTS USED: PONDS Flawless White BB Cream (Light and Beige) http://blessmybag.com/2015/03/02/pond…, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Medium (matches MAC NC30-35) Revlon Photoready Bronzer (matte) Maybelline Fashion Brow Mascara in Dark Brown (with MAKE UP FOR EVER angled Eyebrow brush) Pixi Endless Silky Eye Duo Pencil Maybelline Fashion Brow Mascara in Dark Brown (with MAKE UP FOR EVER angled Eyebrow brush) MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Smoky Lash Mascara (waterproof) Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Box Blush Shiseido Maquillage (Japan) Dramatic Mood Veil Blush PK200 http://blessmybag.com/2015/06/04/shis… Revlon Colorstay Lipliner in Rose http://blessmybag.com/2015/02/24/revl… Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer Balm in “Caramel”
In this tutorial I demonstrate how I do my daily makeup with a bit of simple pencil eyeliner. I also thoroughly demonstrate how I curl my lashes, a lot of people sometimes think I have lash extensions on when it’s really just lash curling and mascara. Click on the photo above to watch the video on YouTube or watch via the embedded player below.
Finally, auggggghhh (as Charlie Brown says) finally, I got a MIDSUMMER BEAUTY FAVES video up. There were several attempts but the first few were of poor quality or too dark and the final attempt wasn’t perfect either LOL, but I didn’t want to let that one stop me from posting, I’ve figured out how to test whether I’m in focus for next time (forgive me, i’m also near sighted and sometimes when I wear contacts I still can’t tell from the itty bitty camera screen). I told myself if I don’t post ANY imperfect attempt up just to get me rolling again I’ll never get started. So I’ve begun. In the video I also show my current method of brow application.
I discovered after that this video was shot mildly out of focus (sooo sorry, next video will be sharper!!!) but the products I hold up are clear naman, with the exception of the Safeguard wash and towards the middle and end of the video I get closer to the camera. Here are my MIDSUMMER BEAUTY FAVORITES, click here to watch the videoor play it from the embed below :).
A lot of us like to read about beauty in blogs and magazines but let’s face it, when it comes to learning about the latest tips, tricks, and products nothing beats seeing it all presented on video. YouTube, for example, is teeming with beauty information and a whole lot of it really useful. This is a beautiful artwork of top YouTuber Michelle Phan who was one of the if not the most major video pioneer in YouTube beauty with now nearly 7.4 million subscribers. Art is by user sheepskeleton on Deviant Art. She was my first video inspiration when it came to makeup and I don’t care what others say about her starting off as an amateur, she created a brand for herself, she is where she is because of her innovation and awesome talent and her videos eventually led me to real professionals online.
I’ve placed here in this video selection a blend of professional experts and vloggers and most of them are their best of 2014 videos. I’ve also thrown in a couple that aren’t Best of Videos. I’m still trying to create a gallery where you can see the videos embedded here. While I’m still trying to fix that just click on any video’s plain YouTube links listed at the bottom.