Vlog Like a Makeup Artist

Before this blog goes quiet for Holy Week, here’s a rejoinder to some of the Pixiwoo-related posts that I’ve been writing lately. My faith in the Sisters Chapman has been restored. (Here is Sam’s “sunset eyes tutorial”; there’s also a similar version from Destiny Godley as well.) See you in April.

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The Great Big Legacy

Let’s just sit back and enjoy this ad campaign for The Peninsula Manila, shall we? Thanks to JessicaRulesTheUniverse for the link.

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Steal Like a Makeup Artist

This post was brought to you by Urban Decay’s Glinda palette, inspired by the movie Oz: The Great and Powerful. (Read the review from Makeup and Beauty Blog here.) (I like this video, by the way. Not just for the look, but also for the way Sam talks about how she doesn’t expect the ethereal “good witch” look to work for her

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A Few Stories, in 130 Letters or Less

This post is brought to you by the National Hero of the Philippines himself, Dr. Jose Rizal, who’s celebrating his 151st birthday today. Disclosure: Dr. Rizal grew up in the same province as my home town. By deductive logic, we can conclude that Erik Spoelstra’s family is also from the same province, though I doubt that Dr. Rizal would approve

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The Great Big Jump Presents: A Screenplay of Sorts – The Polyvore Version

Those of you who have been following my attempts to write this screenplay may be familiar with my struggle to create the character of Iris Garcia, the foil (and love interest) to our buddy Pete Driscoll. At first I couldn’t  figure out who she is, exactly: putting her character through all the worksheets made her look more interesting than a

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Stella Torres

is the author of the adult contemporary romances Save the Cake, Crushingly Close, and Nine Years Away, as well as the short story “Be Creative” in the anthology Kids These Days: Stories from Luna East Vol. 1.

In her previous life, she has worked in public relations, taught English as a second language, and even attended graduate school (twice!). She has lived in Indonesia, Honolulu, and Quezon City before moving back to her hometown of Los Banos, a few hours’ drive (with traffic) from the heart of Manila.

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