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I specialize in wedding make-up (Traditional or Airbrush makeup) . I also provide hair and make-up services for photoshoots, events, special occasions and ads. I was trained at HD Makeup Studio and Academy (formerly Basement Academy) for makeup and hairstyling by some of the best makeup artists in the Philippines.

I love to blog about my make-up, beauty, parenting, and other personal adventures in this site.

To see pictures of some my makeup gigs please visit My Makeup Portfolio website

For bookings, questions, event features or product reviews, contact me at:

kimrodriguez@thebeautyaddict.com
0998. 985. 88. 40



Thursday, February 26, 2009

Products I'm using

Hello everyone! I don't have much work load today yey...so I'm just browsing everybody's blog hahaha. I find this tag very interesting from Nikki. =D

Products I'm using:

Shampoo & Conditioner: Pantene Pro-V shampoo and condition alternate with Head and Shoulders. I get flakes when I use the same shampoo for a long time eeekkk. I also like using shampoo & conditioner in 1...it saves a lot of time in the morning.

Styling products: I only use styling products when attending parties/special occasion. I use V05 when I want curls and Sunsilk (their new styling product for straight hair)

Shower Gel: I use the free shower gels from the perfume gift sets given by my mom =D

Body moisturizer: Bath & Body

Deodorant: SkinWhite Deo

Fake Tan: don't use one.

Cleanser: St. Ives /Clinique's Facial Wash

Eye makeup remover: Elianto Eye and Lips Makeup remover (for heavy makeup), Body Shop's mild makeup remover/Eskinol makeup remover (for light makeup)

Exfoliator: Body Shop's Tea Tree Exfoliator

Primer: I use SkinFood BB cream daily as my primer, Smashbox Photofinish with SPF

Foundation: I use a lot hahaha. I try different foundie every week. MUFE HD foundie, Artdeco foundie with treatment (if I have blemishes), MAC studiofix, Smashbox HD, SkinFood Lemon Foundation and Paul and Joe Dual Foundation. For mmu..I use Body Shop mineral foundie, Ellana and Loreal.

Foundation brush: MAC's 187 SE, Suesh stippling brush

Concealer: MUFE camouflage palette, Watercolors color corrector

Powder: Maybelline AngelFit, P&J powder and Oceanmist finishing powder.

Blusher: I use a lot but my NARS Orgasm is always in my purse

Bronzer: Elianto and Elf

Highlighter: P&J face color 01, VOV shimmery white shadow

Eyeshadow base: P&J eye primer

Eyeshadows: I use so many

Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7, Coastal Scents Gel Liners, MAC smudgeproof pencil liner, MAC blacktrack

Eyelash curler: Shu Uemura

Eyelash base: none

Mascara: Cover Girl Lash Blast, Maybelline Unstoppable shiny black and Volumizing Mascaras, Smashbox Bionic Mascara

Lipstick: Maybelline

Lipgloss: Clinique glosswear, Artdeco

Nail Color: The Face Shop

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pau's bday @ Super Bowl

It was my hubby's birthday last Saturday 022209 =). He was quite tired coz he and his ofcmates had a team building at Tagaytay the night before. So instead of exhausting ourselves preparing party foods, we just opted to celebrate it by having lunch with his mom and dad.

Mann Hann was our first choice but unfortunately there were sooo many people in line so Pau's mom suggested Super Bowl as an alternative.


Bday boy and meee


Mama and Papa

While waiting for our food, they gave us free chicharap (Is that how they call this?)

Dimsum platter

This is currently 50% off. We only paid P127/$2.54 for this.

Tofu with Mushrooms

(Does anyone of you know how to rotate the pics? I'm so dumb I can't figure it out arrghh haha.)

Sweet & Sour Fish


Papa getting the Yang Chow Fried Rice

When I first tried Super Bowl (about 2 years ago maybe)...I was not really happy with their food. I can't remember why. But last Saturday, I was really satisfied. Their food is quite affordable too. We only paid P800+/$16+ for all of these.

The SuperBowl in SM Megamall is located at the 4th level Building A (correct me if I'm wrong) in the newly renovated part. I'm really glad SM decided to add that part. They got so many cool stores and restos now. hehe

Have a nice day everyone!

gifts from my mom and sister + CS haul

Hello beauty bloggers! I've had these items for quite a while and it's just now that I have free time and interest lol..to blog about them.

When my dad confirmed that he is coming here last January...I asked my youngest sister (who is in Florida) if she could buy some stuff from Sephora for me and I'll just pay her. I tried my card but unfortunately they only accept US issued ccs sigh. Then she told me not to send her the money anymore coz she'll just give them to me as gifts....weeee! Thanks Ella. yipee yipee yipee...



Here they are:



Finally...I have my own UD 24/7 liners...I love love these pencils!



Philosophy Under Mistletoe Lipglosses




UD e/s




Got free perfume samples + Cover FX tinted moisturuzer too..




And here's what my mom got me. An Estee Lauder bag with filled with makeup =) I was asking for Urban Decay but she got this instead. She thought they're the same hahaha! But loved the goodies! Thanks mom...luv u






tadahhhh!



Thanks again mom!




And here's my haul. I only spent $4 for the shipping and asked my dad to bring it here =D




gel liners
crease bruch
angled liner (love this!) Thanks for the review Nikki!
and a sample


I bought the gel liners with the intention of selling them here. But I've used the 24k and I'm already attached to it. I'll just use them all hahaha.


It's a happy day today. The first email I read from my boss is about the holiday this wednesday and we have the option to take that day off...yipppeeee! Wish everyone would have a great day too =) Ciao.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

makeover for Angel

I got a text yesterday from Angel saying "Hi Ate Kim! I'm going to attend a wedding tomorrow. Can you do my makeup? Are you free?"....told her "Sure...what type of makeup do you want?"..."Just a simple, neutral look"...."Okiedokie =)"

She was supposed to go to our house around 11am but she wasn't feeling well that morning so she asked me if she could come 12:30pm instead. Texted her "Sure..what time is the wedding?". But she didn't reply. (Don't worry Angel! I understand and it's really ok hehehe...just completing my story =D)When she got here, asked her again "What time is the wedding?"...she said "1:30pm". "OMG! We have to hurry...are you part of the entourage or just a guest?"......"No, guess whose wedding is it?"....."uhmmmm"...."it's my wedding ate kim!"

Whoooaaaaa...I didn't know I was going to do a makeup for a wedding in just 30 mins wth! But she said it's just a civil wedding and she really wanted it simple...olrighty! hehehe. I really tried my best I promise!. I wish I could have taken better pics if we have more time =(. But she said it's pretty and she liked it anyway so I'm happy. Thank you so much Angel and i wish you all the happiness! Take care of yourself and the baby =D



Before pic



After pics





Here are the prods I used: (Just wanna take some pictures hehehe)


Eyes:



Maybelline Volume Express Mascara
MAC gel liner in Blacktrack
Urban Decay pencil in Zero (forgot to include in the pic)



Paul and Joe Eye Color Primer 02
MAC quad
Smashbox Socialite (used the lightest for highlight)
MAC paintpot Painterly



Cheeks:



Elianto Baked Face Powder 04 (contour)
Elianto Glitter Blusher 01 Pinky
VOV e/s 7802 for hightlight



Lips:


Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss
Fanny Serrano lipstick palette (used the 2nd to the left)
Fanny Serrano lip pencil 01


Face:


The FaceShop Quick and Clean BB Cream
MAC StudioFix NC42
Paul & Joe dual powder 40
MUFE camouflage palette
The Body Shop vitamin E face mist


That's all...ciao!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Review: Avon Liquid Eyeliner

This product is one of my first liquid eye liners. As the pictures below show, this has been on my makeup kit for quite a long time now hahaha but I still use it every now and then...I've had it for approximately a year now and I believe i need to give justice to this by giving a good review.






What I like about this product:

1) It has the best applicator among the liquid eye liners I have.
2) It's affordable. If I remember correctly, I got this on sale at Glorietta for only 200 bucks.
3) It dries really fast.
4) It doesn't smudge.


What I don't like:
1) When I tried applying it on my waterline before, it hurt a little a few secs after application.


What else??? hmmm...that's all I could think of. I'll definitely buy this product again once I've finished some of my liners =) I've already added this to my list of good stuff. Or if they go on sale again...I'll definitely buy the black one. haha

How about you? What's your favorite eye liner? Give me suggestions please =D

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Nail Extensions by Tips and Toes

It took me 2 months of nail care (putting on nail strengthener and nutrition...) just to get me nails long enough for a french tip. I really wanted that nail style for my wedding...simple yet elegant.

Unfortunately, my nail cracked a day before my big day waaaahhhh. So I asked my sister-in-law to go with me to SM Megamall and look for a salon that offers fake nails services or whatever but we didn't find any except for Tips and Toes Nail Salon. However (again!!!), all their staff were booked that day already. The girl on the reception said I could wait until 7pm that day if there's a client that will cancel...I told myself I can't risk that anymore..huhu. So we asked her to call their other branches if they have available staff to do it for me. Thank God there's one in Greenbelt1.



Nail extensions by Tips and Toes


This is really amazing esp for emergency cases like what I have experienced. Pretty nails in an instant! According to the lady, this can last for a month. How much did I pay for this? P1200/$24. It's quite pricey but it's worth it....I love tips and toes! Thank you so much!

I'm back and a gift from dad...

Finally I'm backkkk!!! I missed blogspot so much. If you're wondering why I was MIA for almost a month, well...it's because I was busy preparing for my wedding hehehe. A one year preparation just finished in a snap hahaha. But it was successful. We've got the raw pictures already but it's soooo hard to choose =((((

Back to the topic, my dad came here from Florida to attend my wedding. And he surprised me with this!



I was asking for my sister's old camera but he bought me a new one instead. Isn't he sweet? I can now post better pictures yey!




At the airport. He gave his gift to me right away hahaha!


I spent an entire week playing with the settings harhar!



This is Oreo. He's my uncle's dog. He's my favorite among his 3 dogs so sweet!



My everyday look hahaha!



Dad sleeping and snoring...



Love this! haha



Portrait



Macro



With my hubby....=) ISO 3200


With my dad at Bonifacio High Street (ISO 3200). If you're wondering what happened to his face.....he got his warts removed coz it costs way way cheaper here than in the US. He'll kill me if he sees this haha!


My dad is now back in the US...I miss him already =(
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