Storage Solution for Make-up Brushes

Hello ladies! The weather has been really bad in Luzon. I wasn’t able to go to work because of the flooding, and there are areas which are not passable. I work near Marikina River, so it is really scary, I would not want to jeopardize my safety since I don’t even have hazard pay. I’m done securing the house for possible flooding, (Yes! Even our “frigider” is now upstairs) and since I can’t go out and help because it’s flooding outside, I am devoting my time to my dear blog, whom I have not paid much attention lately.

Don’t you just hate it when your make up brushes accumulate dust? As much as you want to keep them on their respective brush rolls, it’s too much of a hassle to take them out every time you have to use them. That made me ditch the acrylic and netted holder I once had for my brushes and replace it with this one:

TADAH!!

If you notice, it’s a holder for kitchen utensils (i.e spoons, forks, knives etc.) Found it while I was doing a little grocery at Shopwise months ago. And the good thing about it: IT ONLY COSTS 69.00 PESOS!! I place it by my desk so it will be easy to reach out when doing make up. When I do make up else where, that is the time I use the leather brush rolls. Here is how it looks like with the cover:

It keeps things tidy! 🙂
I am still on the look out for a perfect brush holder. I have this acrylic box in mind that is used for storing special toys, but I still could not find one. I last saw one at Toy Kingdom. This works out well for my brushes while I am still searching for that dream brush holder. Muji has tons of acrylic holders  especially for make-up but I am not ready to shell out that much money for one yet.
I would love to know how you store your brushes, do comment here as it may help me find the perfect one. Hope you enjoyed this random blog post!

500 Peso Make-up Challenge ++++ GIVEAWAY!!!

Hi ladies!! I know this is due already, sorry if it took time for me to post this. I hope you are just as excited as I am, for this is my first blog giveaway! (HOORAY!)

It really took time for me to pick out the items for this entry. To fit in everything for 500 pesos could really be tricky! But being little miss frugal, I gladly took this one as a challenge! Yes! That 500 peso bill you got there could really go a long long way! It took me 3 malls to complete this, so pat my back for the extra effort HAHA!

The Products:
1. San San Matte Finish Liquid Foundation (04) -P 132.00
(HBC Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall)
2. G-lish Lip & Cheek Tint (Pink Crush) – P 100.00
(Trinoma)
3. e.l.f. Duo Eye Shadow Cream (Butter Pecan) – P 129.00
(SM Department Store, SM Marikina)
4.  Ever Bilena Color Pencil (Brown) – P 55.00
(SM Department Store, SM Marikina)
5. False Eye Lashes – P 29.00
(The Landmark, Trinoma)
TOTAL: 445.00
You still have 55 pesos left to save!

Will be  giving out a new set of these products to one lucky reader!

I am still shy to post a video tutorial. Let me know if I need to post one. But for the mean time, I hope this step by step will work well for you girls!
Steps:
1. For the face, use a buffing brush to apply San San Matte Finish Foundation.
2. Fill your brows with Ever Bilena Color Pencil and brush them using a spoolie to achieve a natural, groomed look.
2. Apply the peach/ lighter shade of the e.l.f Duo Cream Eyeshadow to the lids, and blend the brown color from the crease. To add more depth, use the Ever Bilena Pencil to line the eyes, and create a deeper shade of brown on the lids.
3. Apply the Lip & Cheek Stain from G-lish.
4. Glue false eye lashes and VOILA!!

GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!!
Yes! I will be giving away a whole new set of these products to one lucky reader. You could “either” do the following:

1. Like my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beauty-Geek/233485623433483
2. Follow my blog for those who have a Google account.
3. Share this giveaway on your Facebook account.
4. Comment on this blog entry about your own 500 peso make up budget.

**** Make sure to check rafflecopter to make your entries count!! Happy reading ladies!

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Store Update: MAC at SM Mall of Asia

Hi girls! It’s been two weeks since I last posted something here. I know it’s such a shame! I was really caught up with work, but like what Liz Lanuzo of Project Vanity told me, it would be possible to juggle everything as long as you give time for it. My words are jumbled there, but that’s the whole thought of what she said haha! I really admire how she can post tons of entries and still manage to do well at work (she has like 3 jobs or something, IMAGINE??!!)

So it’s August already! I’m just here to warn you about MAC’s opening at SM Mall of Asia. There is no particular date yet. (I am trying my best to look for the exact date) But I passed by the store and it says there “August 2012” only.

It’s located at the 2/L Marrionaud Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Central Business Park Bay Blvd., Bay City Pasay City, Metro Manila. It is just beside the kiosk they originally have there (I am talking about the store opeining here, I hope I don’t confuse anyone.)

MOA is too far from my place. I live in Pasig area, so I might not update you as to when it would really open. But if you happen to pass by and see if they already have the exact date of opening, kindly let me know haha! Although I wish I’m the one to spill the beans!

By the way Cotton On is also opening it’s flagship store there soon! Don’t you just love having those kind of stores around here in the Philippines? I hope H&M opens one too!