Sunday, March 26, 2017

AMW Cooks: Shrimp Lumpia

 "Lumpia" or fried spring rolls has always been my favorite dish even when I was younger!  As much as I cook this a lot, they always turn out differently because I never measure!  I always joke around that my dishes depend on the mood of the cook! 

Anyone can relate?

If you check out my AMW Recipes, you'll notice how much of a "meat" person we are!  Well, technically, we're not just carnivores, we love our veggies and seafood, but I am allergic to most seafood that's the reason why you don't see me cook them.

BUT, there are days I give myself a break!  I ordered a kilo of fresh (still moving) shrimps and decided to trick my family (and my allergies)!  :P


  • Fresh shrimps
  • Ground Pork
  • Onion and Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 egg
  • Chopped carrots

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Skincare For Startup MUAs

Getting these Pond's Goodies from my Sample Room family brought me back to so much memories.  I remember those times when I was just starting out (eons ago!)

This post is just a simple reminder on how anyone can chase after their dreams!  I used to dream to be a Professional Makeup Artist as young as 16 years old but because asking money from my parents was never an option for me, I went ahead to fulfill my dreams by being creative about the resources I have!

Even with limited budget, I make sure my KIT is packed with skincare products to help "prep" the skin of my clients!  I remember loving the Pond's White Beauty Day Cream and used it for the full 4 years of my college days and how I actually use it on clients!

Again, the brands of skincare you invest for your PRO KIT doesn't have to be this brand but this is to show you how you can try to use brands based from your budget, and better, if you ask your clients to prep their skin using their own products before the makeover!

Got all these from Sample Room.

Pond's Acne Clear Anti Acne Facial Foam
Best product for oily skin.  Even when clients who have oily skin advise me that they don't have makeup on, I still advise them to wash their face with a cleansing foam to remove excess oil and dirt.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Laneige x Lucky Chouette BB Cushion Whitening Review

BB cushions have been an "in thing" since (I can't remember, Lord help me!).  But one brand that got stuck in my head or in my opinion, started the BB cushion craze for me is Laneige.  

The first ever I tried is called Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion and the experience was great!   I've even bought refill after refills until other brands came out with their own Cushion I stopped buying just because I need to review other brands.

Then with Laneige Meets Fashion Laneige x Lucky Chouette, the cute "owl" printed on the cushion compact won my heart!  The design is limited yet so cute I can't imagine using a regular Laneige Cushion compact after this.  

In this collection, there are 2 types of cushions --- Pore Control (Black) and Whitening (Pink).

Obviously, I have Normal/Dry skin so I gave the Pore Control a skip and went ahead and used the Whitening variant.

a photo of Lucky Chouette BB Cushion Whitening and Pore Control in 21 Beige

Aside from the "new look" of packaging, I believe the product itself has been reformulated.
I've used this compact so many times I'm ready to share my thoughts on this Whitening cushion.

a photo of Lucky Chouette BB Cushion Whitening and Pore Control in 21 Beige

Laneige x Lucky Chouette BB Cushion Whitening Says ---
Brighten skin inside and outside with dual whitening care!
Laneige x Lucky Chouette  Whitening BB Cushion" makes skin look clear and bright.

Brightens skin without darkening!
The technology applied to cushion products for the first time! The double-coated sparkling coat™  pigment technology makes skin look bright with pearl and moisturized with water. 
Makes skin bright and clear inside once more! 
A whitening ingredient similar to Melacrusher of Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence brightens skin inside once more. 
Close adherence to skin keeps skin bright longer! 
Super Flex Lasting™  Technology keeps skin bright all day long by increasing the adherence and lasting power of makeup. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Etude House Big Cover Concealer Tip Review

Concealer, my ultimate favorite make up product for daily use because I tend to skip foundation especially since the weather is getting more humid by the minute!

One concealer that caught my attention last year was the Etude House Big Cover Concealer Tip, this BIG COVER range comes with its' own Cover Concealer BB with SPF50, a Cover Cushion Concealer and a stick concealer as well!  

I went for the Concealer Tip with a doe foot applicator because I find this to be the easiest and best concealer applicator for me especially when I'm in rush.

This comes in 2 shades: Beige and Sand.
I got sand hoping it will be "darker" than most Korean Concealers but it still looks a bit light on me!

a photo of Etude House Big Cover Concealer Tip

Swatch: Sand
a swatch photo of Etude House Big Cover Concealer Tip in sand

Since the shade is not as "warm" as I would like to cover undereye darkness, I use this on top of a corrector or a regular foundation just to "hide" the undereye darkness before I use the Big Cover Concealer Tip.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Launch

Make up for photography, how lovely when you perfected it yet how difficult to choose the right product/s to use.

With the launch of newest Ultra HD Line from Make Up For Ever, I can't imagine a more perfect way to test these products but a photoshoot with all harsh lighting!

The result?  I look like I am in my best skin condition (promise, make up lang talaga yan) and I don't look like I'm wearing any make up at all!

A photo of AskMeWhats Nikki Tiu

It was a quick and easy makeover done by Make Up For Ever artists, I get to get close and personal with each product applied/used on me.

a photo of Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Launch