Arabella and Loredana Zoya Nail Polish

Zoya Loredana and Arabella

I just received these two nail polishes from the Zoya Nail Polish Exchange Program yesterday.

I selected 7 in total but started off with these two to play around with on my nails.

Zoya Arabella PixieDust and Zoya Loredana Matte Velvet.

Zoya Arabella PixieDust is described as:

Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish in Arabella by Zoya can be best described as a rich fuchsia pink in a matte, textured, sparkling finish.

Color Family – Pink 
Finish – PixieDust 
Intensity – 4 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) 
Tone – Cool 

Zoya Loredana Matte Velvet is described as:

Loredana by Zoya can be best described as a medium gunmetal grey, packed with silvery shimmer and a velvety MATTEVELVET finish.This shade gives the nails the appearance of brushed steel.

Color Family – Grey 
Finish – Matte 
Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) 
Tone – Cool 

Zoya Arabella PixieDust and Zoya Loredana Matte Velvet Zoya Arabella PixieDust and Zoya Loredana Matte Velvet

Put these babies together and create whatever look that you want. This is the look that I came up with.

Zoya Loredana and Arabella

I hope you all enjoy this weekend.

Tell me what you think about this look and the colors that I chose.

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XOXO

FILIPINAMACBARBIE

Things that Make Me Smile

The Things That Make Me Smile

Things that make me Smile 🙂

Things that make me smile

There’s plenty of things that make me smile.

The beach for one! I come here with my kids during the day for them to enjoy. I love watching them running around laughing and smiling. Those moments make my heart melt. I normally go to the beach at night for me. That’s the time where it’s nice and quiet. You can just close your eyes and listen to the waves crashing, the seagulls making their noises, and enjoying the nice cool breeze. It’s a place where I can think and relax.

Popsicles in the summer sun is heaven! When my kids are sick or me, we always have popsicles to make us feel better.

Babies, must I say more about them. There’s something about babies that gives us baby fever when we see them. I always have to stop what I’m doing and go over to see them. I don’t know what it is but I always seem to start doing the baby talk when I’m near them. There’s nothing better than bonding with babies.

Love. The feeling of the high when you’re in love is indescribable. The unconditional love you have for my kiddos. Love in general. The uncontrollable smiles I get when I’m near my guy. It’s like being in high school all over again.

Receiving flowers. I don’t care who it’s from. I just love that people were thoughtful enough to think about sending some. My favorite is orchids. So, if y’all want to send me something…HINT HINT 😉

Shoe and clothes closets makes I think any woman smile!

What makes you smile??

 

Beauty Blogger Spotlight Vol 6

Beauty Blogger Spotlight Vol 6

It’s that time again where FilipinaMacBarbie Spotlights a Beauty Blogger! I’m so glad that I’ve started this series. I’ve been able to get to know the Beauties Behind the Blogs better and get to read and see all their articles in their corner of cyber space.

This weeks Spotlight goes to Shauna from ShaunaSharp

beauty blogger

Name & Age

Shauna Sharp, 22

Blog name & URL

Shauna’s Beauty blog  http://www.shaunasharp.com

How did you come up with your blog name?

To be honest I really just wanted something simple and on point, I never expected to get any views or followers on my blog, So I just kept it with my name and beauty in it as that is what my blog is all about. If I had of known I would get views and followers maybe I would have picked a more unique name for my blog, but I’m glad I chose it now.

When did you start blogging & Why did you start?

I started blogging the 29th Of January 2014. To be honest I have wanted to do a blog for years but only had the courage to do it now. I suffer very badly with anxiety and always felt anxious about starting a blog. Until I stumbled upon Zoella’s (Zoe, Beauty blogger and Youtuber) blog post “Say Yes”. She talked about dealing with anxiety and that saying yes to things isn’t always a bad thing and to stop thinking “What If?”. Its better to try something than to never try it at all. So that’s when I decided its time I started doing something I knew I wanted to do for ages and to share it. Reading blogs and having such a passion for beauty I knew that this was the perfect way to express my love for the both and it was the best decision I made.

What is your favorite part of being a blogger?

I actually love the interaction you have with your followers and to see someone take a second to read or leave a comment on your blog post, honestly you don’t know how happy that makes me. I love the support all us bloggers give one another and its such an amazing community to be apart of.

What keeps you inspired to blog?

Reading other blogs and reading comments on my blog defiantly keeps me inspired to blog as it’s a great booster.

Do you have regular beauty blogs that you read?

Oh I have so many!! I mainly read all the beauty bloggers like Fleur De Force, Zoella, Beauty Unearthly, FashionDreams & lifestyle, Sam Schuerman, Kandee Johnson. I read so many blogs, I love coming across new bloggers as well and I enjoy reading their blogs and leaving them a nice comment, As I know how I felt when I first started blogging and started getting comments. It’s such a great feeling to know someone likes your blog and enjoys reading it.

What is your HOLY GRAIL beauty product and why?

The YSL Babydoll Mascara, This stuff is amazing!! super expensive but whenever I wear it I always get so many compliments and people think its fake lashes I am wearing. It really makes your lashes look longer and thicker. If I could only have one beauty product for the rest of my life it would be that haha!!

Is there a beauty product that you’ve tried and will never try again? Why?

The Cle De Peau concealer!!! I suffer with my under eye area and after trying so many different concealers I talked myself into buying the Cle De Peau concealer. First of all its so expensive, probably the most expensive beauty Item I have ever bought. You get so little product in it and honestly most drugstore concealers are better than it. Biggest waste of money!!

If you could go back in time to 5 years ago, what beauty tip would you give yourself?

To do my eyebrows!! I don’t know why but when I was younger, I never felt the need to do my brows. I have fair hair so looking back at old photos makes me cringe, as I look like I have no brows and brows really do shape your face and change your look.

What piece of advice would you give to new inspiring beauty bloggers?

Not to think that you are going to get hundreds of followers and readers over night!! so many people start blogging thinking they will have loads of views from one post. It really takes hard work but hard work pays off in the end. Also interact with other bloggers and followers so they can get to know you a bit more.

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Make sure you go and check out ShaunaSharp‘s blog & let her know I sent ya!

xoxo

Filipina Beauty Blog

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Beauty Blogger Spotlight Vol 5

Beauty Blogger Spotlight Vol 5

It’s that time again where FilipinaMacBarbie Spotlights a Beauty Blogger!  I’m so glad that I’ve started this series. I’ve been able to get to know the Beauties Behind the Blogs better and get to read and see all their articles in their corner of cyber space.

This weeks Spotlight goes to Loan from My Own Kind of Beautiful!

I love the blog name because, what may be your kind of beautiful isn’t mine and vis versa. That’s what makes this such a beautiful world! Literally ERRRRTHANG is Beautiful!  It may not be your kind of beautiful,  but it’s My kind of beautiful.

Now let’s get to know Loan just a lil bit better.

loan

Name & Age: 

Loan, 26

Blog name & URL:

My Own Kind of Beautiful- http://myownkindofbeautiful.com/

How did you come up with your blog name?

After years of feeling really low in confidence and self esteem, I realized that I don’t look like the average girl, and definitely not like the airbrushed models I saw on TV. So I decided to embrace my own body. If I saw a look I like on someone else, I learned to tweak it a bit to make it wearable on me, to make it my own kind of beautiful 😉

When did you start blogging & Why did you start?

I only just started blogging and doing makeup tutorials on YouTube about a month ago, but it’s becoming so addicting! I started because I knew there were other girls out there in the very same situation that I’m in. We’re not all 5’10, with a size 2 body, flawless skin, and a beautiful mane of hair. I wanted to be able to help girls alter a certain makeup look or outfit, to make it look suitable and wearable on them. I wanted to help everyone find their own kind of beautiful.

What is your favorite part of being a blogger?

I’m not gonna lie, it was pretty terrifying at first. I didn’t think anybody would be interested in what I had to say or the content I was putting out, but my experience so far has been amazing! I love that I’m able to reach out to so many people, from all over the world. It’s such a humbling feeling knowing that girls from, as far away as, Scotland, Italy, and France are reading my blog, and enjoying it! It’s an awesome feeling.

What keeps you inspired to blog?

The feedback I’m getting from all my viewers. They have been so incredibly supportive and positive about the blog and YouTube channel, and that inspires me to put out more content for them.

Do you have regular beauty blogs that you read?

I love Beauty Broadcast because Emily is so sweet and funny, and her reviews on products are amazing! And she’s also beautiful.

What is your HOLY GRAIL beauty product and why?

Lip balm. Anyone who knows me knows that I apply lip balm every half hour. It’s a crazy addiction and a bit annoying.

Is there a beauty product that you’ve tried and will never try again? Why?

I’ve never tried any product that was so bad that I would put it in the “never again” pile. I do a lot of research before I buy anything, so I’ve always been happy with my products.

If you could go back in time to 5 years ago, what beauty tip would you give yourself?

Stop tanning, and use a high SPF sunscreen! I’m definitely paying for all those long hours in the sun without protection 🙁

What piece of advice would you give to new inspiring beauty bloggers?

Connect, connect, connect! With all our social media outlets today, it’s so important to reach out to other people and build your network. It’s a great way to bring in viewers and subscribers.

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I’m always on the lookout for Beauty Bloggers so if you’re one, send me your links so I can read all of your fascinating articles! !

xoxo

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