NEW YEAR VLOG Fixed 01.09.2016

As I was editing this New Year video for some reason I couldn’t use happy music to edit it.  I felt like I had to go with somewhat somber music…and then just as this video uploaded I fell asleep and my mother woke me two hours later to tell me that my grandfather, whom I have known all my life, just passed away.  Happy New Year, Lolo, for you…I am at peace that you have gone to be with Jesus.

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My 2015 Christmas Beauty Faves Video

My 2015 Christmas Beauty Faves Video is finally here! Whew…this took one day to shoot and like two days in total (nights and afternoons combined) to edit properly.  I feature several current beauty favorites and a lot of stuff I’ve been using on a daily basis these past 2 months while showing snippets of application.

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I’m actually so excited since I haven’t posted a really well shot video in a long time.  I really like every single thing I mentioned in this video.

STUFF MENTIONED:

  • AVEDA Beautifying Creme Cleansing Oil (Aveda, Greenbelt 5),
  • Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion (sent by Rustan’s), 
  • NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Hair Face & Body Oil (sent by Rustan’s), 
  • OPI All Stars holiday nail gift set (sent by Rustan’s), 
  • Ellana Minerals http://www.ellanaminerals.com.ph
    (Ellana HQ, 2/f La Fuerza, Pasong Tamo cor. Sabio, Makati)
  • Happy Skin Feeling Sculptacular Contour Kit
    (sent by Happy Skin Beauty http://happyskincosmetics.com)
  • By Terry Ombre Blackstar Creme Shadow sticks
    (http://Luxola.com or http://Strawberrynet.com)
  • Maybelline Full N’ Soft Mascara Waterproof (Duane Reade, NYC),
  • Etude House Curl Fix Mascara (sent by Etude House), 
  • NARS “Madly” blush (NARS, Central Square, BGC), 
  • MAKEOVER Lipliner in “Natural” (SM Makati), 
  • DIOR Diorific lipstick in “Glory” (Dior counter, Alabang Town Center),  
  • SANTEE Baked Mineral highlighter #05 (Dollar Store, ATC/Market Market)

MUSIC: I Saw Three Ships by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist: http://audionautix.com/

As I write this the video is currently at 78% progress while uploading to YouTube, and I’m hoping I don’t have any delays with YouTube processing after the upload (Note: I did, I reuploaded twice, in fact I blinked the first time when YouTube said the upload had 22,576 minutes left, then I rebooted).  So, in the end I had to shave the edit down to 11 minutes (excluded a couple of products that weren’t as hardcore faves as the others).  Hope you enjoy this video, and for now, Merry Christmas.  Expect some random posts during this holiday season!… To full post & COMMENTS...

Supergirl Flies In on HOOQ!

It’s been awhile since I’ve said “girl power”, but this show most certainly brings that to the mobile realm.  A lot of my cousins and friends have been raving about the show Supergirl, now people subscribed to HOOQ can watch season after season as they add them!  They’ve begun to expand their TV database with newer titles and after seeing Supergirl take the limelight on Hooq I’m quite excited to see what other titles they’ll be bringing in.

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Melissa Benoist as Supergirl

“Supergirl is a new Hollywood action-adventure drama series based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El

(played by Melissa Benoist), Superman’s cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth,

decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.”

What I personally like about HOOQ is they’ve also got a really deep selection of movies from extremely retro times (even black and white oldies which I used to watch on TNT with my Lola), through to the eighties and nineties, and today’s hits as well.

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You can now watch Supergirl and all your favorites on your chosen Internet-enabled device. Simply download the HOOQ app from the Apple Store or Google Play, sign up or log in, and your device is ready to access HOOQ’s library of Hollywood and Pinoy hits. Viewing movies and TV series on HOOQ is made even better with  Google Chromecast support, now available on the iOS and Android apps.

Using HOOQ is easy, subscribe and with just one app, you can stream, download and enjoy thousands of movies and TV series. All from your phone, laptop or tablet.  What’s great is if you’ve never tried HOOQ before, you get your first 30 days free before deciding if you want to subscribe for Php149.00 per month after your free trial.  When I first tried Hooq I was really impressed at the speed of HD streaming, just be aware that you need a steady wifi connection (or if via mobile data while traveling better if it’s an unlimited connection) to retain constant quality while watching on your device.

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My AUGUST x SEPT Faves Video

It took awhile but it got here…with love and a bit of London thrown in.

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Click here or on the video below to watch and see :), product details listed below, too, and please also subscribe to my YouTube channel “blessmybag”.

STUFF MENTIONED:
Barry M Speedy Nail Paint “EAT MY DUST” http://blessmybag.com/2015/09/14/the-…
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Ultra Liquid Foundation #Y245 (120)
TOP SHOP Matte Lipsticks “Beguiled” and “Rio Rio”
SOAP AND GLORY Clean on Me Shower Gel
SOAP AND GLORY Righteous Butter Body Lotion
Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
PAPERCHASE Ice Cream Nail Files
PAPERCHASE Two Thousand And Sixteen year planner
MAKEOVER Lipliner in Natural
Za Plumper Lips lipstick Innocent rose http://blessmybag.com/2013/08/17/za-p…
H&M handbag powder beige Php1600 H&M Makati

WHAT I’M WEARING:
H&M cotton jumpsuit
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD ULTRA foundation
Clinique Airbrush Pen Concealer
FS (Fanny Serrano) Cake Powder Foundation “Mocha” (to set)
Topshop matte bronzer in “Mohawk”
Brows: Tony Moly 7 day Tattoo for brows x Maybelline Full N Soft Mascara to lightly groom and texturize
Lashes:Maybelline Full N Soft Waterproof Mascara (U.S.,from roots) x Etude House Curl Fix (on tips only)
Makeover lipliner in NATURAL
Za Plumper Lips in Innocent Rose

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Julia’s Homemade Guacamole, My First Cooking Video Feature

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 version of 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.

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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.

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JULY FAVORITES 2015 Video Up!

This is a not so long list, but I quite enjoyed talking about these favorites, especially since it’s my first MONTHLY favorites video.

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Click below to watch the embedded video:

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

Maxipeel Skin Purifier (Glycolic, AHA toner, 2-3x a WEEK at night)http://blessmybag.com/2015/07/21/maxi…
(PRESS SAMPLE)

This Works In Transit Moisturizer/Primer
http://blessmybag.com/2015/05/14/this… (Luxola)

Mark Anthony Macadamia Oil Sulfate-free Conditioner (S&R membership grocery)

NARS Fall Collection 2015: Dual Intensity Eyeshadow “Pasiphae”, Velvet Shadow Sticks: “Flibuste”, “Sukothai”, Lipstick: VIP Red (Rustan’s the Beauty Source, NARS Central Square BGC)

Browhaus HD Mascara Waterproof (Browhaus)

Voluspa Black Figue and Chypre Candle
http://blessmybag.com/2013/10/28/volu…
(Dimensione)

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My No Makeup Makeup Video JULY 2015

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.

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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.

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New Beauty Stuff YouTube Video x An Actual Tutorial

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 here or 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.

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My Smoky Eyeshadow x NEW Stuff 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.

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Click here to watch the video on Youtube

INTRO MUSIC: In a Manger, by @Silverfilter ig

NEW STUFF MENTIONED:

ALPHA H DAILY EXFOLIANT (Powder to Paste)
http://www.luxola.com/ph/products/alp…

BY TERRY OMBRE BLACKSTAR (Brown Perfection)
http://phen.strawberrynet.com/makeup/…

LAURA MERCIER CAVIAR STICK
http://sg.strawberrynet.com/makeup/la…

MURAD YOUTH BUILDER AHA HAND CREAM
http://blessmybag.com/2015/06/09/mura…

NARS PRO-PRIME SMUDGEPROOF EYESHADOW BASE
http://www.narscosmetics.com/USA/smud… (Available at NARS Central Square and Rustan’s)

PRODUCTS WORN:

(Worn in advance) Maybelline Fashion Brow 24h Coloring Mascara (dark brown)

(Worn in advance) Maybelline Full & Soft Waterproof mascara

PONDS Flawless White BB Cream (Light and Beige) http://blessmybag.com/2015/03/02/pond

Pixi UK Summer Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched
http://blessmybag.com/2014/09/01/pixi…

ZOEVA Rose Golden Palette http://www.luxola.com/ph/products/zoe…

ZOEVA Cocoa Blend Palette
https://www.zoeva-shop.de/en/cocoa-bl…

BOBBI BROWN Pot Rouge in “Powder Pink”
http://blessmybag.com/2014/03/19/bobb…

BRUSHES:
SOFFIA Powder brush
MAC 217 blending brush
Marionnaud #37 Eye Crease brush (Watsons)
ZOEVA 228 Crease http://www.luxola.com/ph/brands/zoeva

 

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...