How bingo can make your usual makeup sessions more interesting and fun
Last year, online clothing retailer BooHoo.com introduced a rather interesting variant of bingo. The game, called “wardrobe bingo,” requires players to group together five items each of tops, bottoms, footwear, and accessories. Each item shall be numbered from 1 to 5 in their respective clothing categories, after which numbers will be drawn at random to create some truly interesting – and occasionally, perfect – mix-and-match combinations.
Here’s the thing about bingo: It lends itself quite well to modifications, so taking a cue from the above variant of the game, cosmetics aficionados might want to try out makeup bingo. In place of the aforementioned clothing groups, the basic categories would be eye shadows, blushes, lipstick shades, and contours (feel free to add more categories if you’re feeling adventurous). Needless to say, some combinations might turn out to be disastrous; probably even more so than clashing combos from wardrobe bingo. That said, this could be where your creativity could come in. If you’re able to come up with something that works by adjusting shade levels and prominence, then give yourself a pat in the back.
There are many other variants of bingo that you could dabble in. For one, there’s coffee shop bingo that uses cards whose cells are filled with sights not uncommon in your average Starbucks such as “person with horn-rimmed Ray-Bans,” “person working on screenplay with laptop,” “person getting annoyed at barista,” and others. There’s also music bingo, which substitutes bingo balls with song clips, and numbers on bingo cards with song titles or artist names.
Bingo is all about fostering a fun atmosphere; a defining attribute of the game that’s become one of its main selling points. Online gaming site FoxyBingo’s commercials alone show as much, with its mascot Foxy always getting the party started wherever he ends up. More to the point, the company really does hold party-tastic special events such as the Foxy Bingo Cruise and the VIP Super League Party.
More than any other game, bingo focuses more on the social aspect rather than on the competitive. As for all these modifications to the basic game, they serve only one purpose: to further increase the fun.
I was an avid fan of Archie Comics during my early years and amassed a great collection of single and double digests. Archie and the gang entertained different generations of my family. The love triangle between Archie, Betty and Veronica have been resolved by now but loyal Betty fans, including me, will not accept the conclusion.
The gang and me
Last night, March 8, 2013, MAC Philippines unveiled the Betty & Veronica collection at the Mall of Asia and we were invited to the event. We were brought back to the 50s with the event’s diner-inspired entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and, of course, the theme which is the beloved comic book Archie.
a dancer bopping to some tunes from a juke
Edgy Betty, Archie and Veronica
The Betty & Veronica line are evenly split, with collections for the girl-next-door types (Betty) and Daddy’s-little-girl types (Veronica).
I tested most of the lipsticks and was prepared to buy Ronnie Red and Betty Bright, unfortunately they ran out of Ronnie Red (waaaah). It’s really a gorgeous color but Betty Bright also looks great with my complexion.
MAC Betty & Veronica Collection will be released in MAC stores starting on March 9.
I can’t wait to go to this year’s Sprint Asia sale! Products such as Orly nail polishes, Temptu air brush makeup, L.A. Colors, SPA Organics, Beauty Blender, and more will be on sale for as much as 50% off! The sale will be at their showroom, Unit 302 Quadstar Building, #80 Ortigas Ave., Greenhills, San Juan on Dec. 6 to 8 and Dec. 13 to 15! Take note of the time written on the photo above.
During my latest trip to Malaysia, I was suckered into buying the Microz Fiber Lash Extender Kit when I was in one of malls. I let the saleslady demo the product for me and I decided to buy the kit for RM 229 (roughly P3,100). I didn’t really need it and it is very expensive but I have short and weird lashes (the lashes on the edge of my eyes are super short and curled) and the lady was able to make my lashes appear long and lovely. Since it was a reluctant buy, I might as well review it here so it’ll get more mileage for me.
Mircoz Fiber Lash Extender Kit is an eyelash extender kit produced in Malaysia as far as I know. It makes use of Panthenol-enriched fibers to volumize and lengthen the lashes. They advice repeating the layering several times until you achieve your desired length and volume.
Lash Extender Volumizing – are loose fibers applied to the middle of lashes to add volume to it
Lash Extender Lengthening – are loose fibers applied to the tip of the lashes to extend it
Mascara – used to glue the fibers to the lashes and cover the white fibers
Lash Toner (free) – applied to the lashes to remove clumps
Eyelash Brush (free)
Card Holder (free, not pictured) – not related to extending lashes
How To Use
The kit didn’t come with instructions and this really annoyed me because it has been months since that trip and I don’t really remember what the saleslady taught me. I made use of the usual solution to this, Google. I got this from Aishop.
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Pre-lash extension. Virgin eyelashes (no curling, no nothing)
As instructed, I applied the mascara then the volumizer then the lengthener and the mascara again. It is a must to turn off your electric fan when applying the products because they fly all over the place. While I was applying the fibers, I noticed how they scattered all over my face and even got in my eyes and nose. It’s good that I wasn’t wearing contact lenses and I’m guessing this isn’t safe for lens wearers.
Fibers all over my face
God! Don’t look at my sunspots!
I was worried about the fibers on my face but was relieved that they came off easily when I used a napkin. I repeated the layering 4 times and stopped when the mascara was beginning to clump. Silly me haven’t read about the Lash Toner at that time so I wasn’t aware that it’s used to remove the clumps. I could have gotten a lusher result. Well, here is the finale result after 4 layers.
Sorry for the clumps. The lashes are longer and thicker though
I should have applied more fibers at the edges of my eyes. I think with practice I’ll be able to perfect this and achieve a Japanese idol look.
some Japanese idols
NOT THIS ONE!
That last image is traumatic. The things we find in Google, guys!
I’m still undecided if the Mircoz Fiber Lash Extender Kit is a good buy or not. I can achieve longer and thicker lashes with my Majolica Majorca Lash King mascara, maybe not as long as with the Mircoz but the latter is easier and faster to apply. P700+ versus P3,000+ makes the Lash King the better choice. However, I still have high hopes for the Mircoz because I think it has so much potential in creating different types of looks.
You can make your lashes really long and thick with layering. All you need is time and patience.
You can apply the fibers to target parts that are shorter because of the small fiber wands
Has Panthenol which moisturizes and thickens the lashes
Takes some time to achieve results
Fibers scatter all over your face and clothes
Can’t be used while wearing contact lenses
Unfortunately this product isn’t available in the Philippines so if you want to try this product you might have to order it online or make pabilifrom someone in Malaysia. Us kikays love to splurge sometimes and the Mircoz Fiber Lash Extender Kit is a splurge. If you have normal lashes, I suggest you stick to regular mascaras unless you want to also achieve the Japanese idol look. If you have short or abnormal lashes like me, this product might be a good investment.
lashes with Microz Fiber Lash Extender. Eyes look bigger
I was so excited to receive this in the mail from SaladBox this morning. You see, getting SaladBox packages is like getting a surprise gift every month but you’re sure that the gift inside is good and you won’t end up re-gifting them. SaladBox boxes contain product samples to suit the modern girl’s lifestyle. These boxes will always contain the best beauty and lifestyle products from around the world. Check out what my SaladBox contained.
the curated products
My box contained beauty products and coupons which I can use for pampering myself. There was a Carmex lip balm, Strip It! cold wax, Sakura hand and nail cream and fool and heel lotion, a P1,000 gift certificate to Crescens Spa, a sample of Alyssa Ashley Eau de Toilette, and a $5 coupon to WISHtrend – the total of which is higher than the subscription fee. However, I think the true value of the SaladBox comes from opening the monthly boxes and finding out what SaladBox has come up for you.
If you want to experience this monthly delight, here is how SaladBox works.
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First, find out what’s the perfect subscription plan for you. This depends on your budget and the duration on how long you want to stay subscribed. The different plans are as follows:
SaladBox Lite is perfect for those who just want to try the service once. For P500, you’ll receive one box which contains the products they ship out to regular subscribers.
SaladBox Starter is worth 2 months for boxes for P1,000.
Monthly Recurring automatically deducts P500 from your credit card until you decide to unsubscribe from the service.
Six-months Prepaid For a 1 tay payment of P2,700 (you save P300) you will get boxes for 6 months.
One Year Prepaid If you wish to subscribe for a whole year (twelve SaladBoxes), the one-time payment is PhP5,000, you’ll get the eleventh and twelfth SaladBoxes for free.
If you refer friends, write reviews on the products you received, or buy full-size versions from SaladBox flash sales, you’ll earn SaladLeaves which you may use to redeem full-sized version of products or another SaladBox.
To know more about SaladBox, visit http://saladbox.com.ph/
Now for what you’ve been waiting for, the giveaway!
One of you lucky Mukhang Pera readers will win a 3-month subscription to SaladBox.
How To Join
Join the giveaway on my contest blog. http://mukhangpera.com/2012/11/b-day-giveaway-saladbox-review-giveaway/
This contest ends on December 21, 2012 at 12:01 AM EST. This is for Metro Manila residents only.
Good news, fellow kikays! Make Up Store will finally open its first store in the Philippines! I have a couple of their products and they’re really good but I bought them in Bangkok during one of my travels. I recommend the Devil and China Red lipsticks. Devil is one of Dita Von Teese’s favorite lipstick shade that’s why I bought it. Make Up Store’s blush, nail polish and eye shadow color palette is the bomb. I hope all the colors will be available here. I’ll try to post swatches of what I have soon.
Make Up Store ‘s shop will be at Tower One Suite 22C Level 22, Ayala Triangle, Ayala Avenue. I can’t wait for the opening.
Get up to 40% on Tony Moly products from January 27 to February 19, 2012 in all Tony Moly boutiques (SM Megamall, SM North, SM Manila and SM Fairview) and from February 9 to 19 in all Department Store branches (SM Megamall, SM North, SM Makati, SM Davao and SM Bacoor).