Thursday, May 29, 2008

Filipina Make Up Artist of Hollywood Stars

We are just so proud of our very own Mally Roncal, who is making waves in the US by beautifying big stars in Hollywood. Artists like Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Angelina Jolie, and Mariah Carey are just some of the many that she makes beautiful. She is now in demand make up artists and stylist also of popular magazines (Glamour, Elle etc). She has also appeared in various shows like Oprah, Fashion Police ad many more.

She is the daughter of Filipino immigrants Rogelio Roncal, who is a psychiatrist from Bataan and Pilar Roncal, a gynecologist.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tim Gunn's Guide To Style

I just love this show: Tim Gunn's Guide To Style and I am glad that it is being aired now here in the Philippines at Channel 21. I have watched quite a few episodes and i was deeply thrown in the details that he is telling and advising. Even a fat person can look good and she must only choose the proper underwear and clothes that will compliment her figure eventhough you'll not wear very expensive designer's clothes.

Just one of Tim Gunn's daily Tips:
" Is your outfit more costume than couture? Ask yourself one simple question -- am I wearing the clothes or are the clothes wearing me? If the clothes are wearing you ... save that look for October 31st. "

Monday, May 26, 2008

: I'm a bag addict :

I went shopping alone yesterday because I am looking for the right bag that will replace my old black bag that I have been using for over a year now. I went to greenhills shopping center but I never found a bag that will suit my taste. All that I see was replicas of branded bag and some bags that I can I see in Divisoria but they are selling it expensive there.

So I went to Robinson's Galleria to look some new styles. I went back to the bags section where I found the bag that was out of stock the last time I went there. Luckily it was available already and it was a JUlia brown bag with 2 pockets in front and sides. What I like about that back is that it is not too small nor too big for my stuff to fit in there. I end up using it immediately after buying it. I went inside the comfort room and put all my stuff there while some women are tying to find out what am I doing. lol

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Tyra's Make Up Secrets

I love watching Tyra Bank's show and I was glad to see a portion of her show in You Tube about make up tips. I don't have much knowledge about putting make up, in fact, I rarely do wear one. But for those that love wearing one this segment might help you.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Shopping in the eyes of a 5-year old

I was so thrilled today bec. I was asking my 5-yr old niece Aidel Reign about shopping and I asked her to draw something for me. And look what made for me, a girl with a handbag and a shopping cart , lol. Soooo cute.

I asked her what's inside her cart and she told me it has comb, lipstick, clothes and shoes.. wow what an early age shopper. But for your information, she really loves slippers and shoes, that she often asks her mom to buy her. And every time she sees me put lipstick, she'll ask permission if she can also try it on.. What a kikay hehehe.

Here is her drawing for me, she also love to draw, wish I was like her when I was at her age.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Fashion Disasters?

I had a great time viewing all the photos at OMG Photos at Yahoo where they feature celebs who dressed not good and so good . There are celebs who got some nasty comments from yahoo users whom they think are fashion victims. Here are some of them:
Kimmora Lee Simmons being ridiculed over her Rubik's cube inspired dress.
The Olsen sisters showing their fashion statement, look at Mary Kate in her gold dress and what a hair do.. Gosh they are too skinny.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sale at Shop Bop

hey ladies, don't be left behind there is an ongoing sale at Shop Bop right now. 30% off at designer's boutique would be fun, coz there are lots of styles to choose from. So what is in store, if you love handbags just like me then hurry there are sale now. Aside from that bags are also sale from Marc Jacobs and more. Jackets, tops and dresses also are on the list.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I went shopping in 'SPACE'

My niece Kukay and I went to the mall on Sunday after having mother's day lunch with my family at a nearby mall in our area. I don't know but every weekend I find it very conducive to shop or just stroll the mall. I have been working one whole week so i reckon it is but nice to unwind and relax for a while at the mall. A simple treat to myself will do to cheer me up and keep me going.

We went to all to almost all the shops in Robinson's Galleria hoping to find a nice blouse and a bag for myself, I have not bought any since I came back home. I saw a nice bag but there is no stock anymore, I don't want to get the display so I end up buying no bag. We went inside Bayo, Plains and Prints, Celine, and more but when i got inside the SPACE shop (2f Robisnons galleria) it is there where i found a nice blouse for myself. I fitted it and I liked it although it's not on my budget Oh well at least I bought something for myself that Sunday.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Learning photography each day

Now that i have my new Canon 50 mm f1.8 lens for my Canon Rebel XTi cam I have been more inspired to shoot photos each day. I am just adjusting to it bec. it has no zoom so my feet is that one that needs to move front and backwards. I also refrained myself from using the Auto Mode except for fast shooting (where creativity is not needed) and used mostly the Manual Mode.

It's a challenge sometimes but that is the use of having a DSLR, shoot in creative modes or full manual. I know i have many things to learn about my camera and the settings but I know with much practice , I know I can master it.. hehe hopefully.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Tunic Blouse and Leggings

Just love this style so much as it can hide the flab around my I know these style is good for long and tall women but i would love to wear that even thouugh it makes me short.

When it comes to dressing, sometimes I don't care if that style won't look best on me or would not compliment or highlight my asset i would go for it as long as I am comfortable.

leggings around $10-$12 at

Peasant Tunic Blouse by newport news on sale $ 16-$18 photos from

I need to uprgrade

The HP pavillion desktop that i have for almost a year now has 160 GB of hard drive which I reckon is not enough bec. my digital photos are eating a lot of space and just only 512 MB DDR2 of memory. My OS is Vista and it already requires 1GB of memory so I thought of upgrading.

Fortunately I have 3 slots for the memory cards so I added 2 memory cards (1GB each) and when I open other programs the performance is already good. Right now, I am doing a lot of graphics using my Photoshop CS3 and PSP8 and I reckon I need to have 3GB of memory. I just love Kingston products as they are durable. What about you have you upgraded yet?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

New Coach Bags

For those bag lovers out there like me, i know you'll all like the new designs of Coach bags. Here are just some of the new designs that you can find at Coach's website ( There actually many bag designs to choose from and i had a great time browsing them. I wish I will have one of these designer bags. Mother's day is also coming so this is a best gift that you can give to any mom or woman.

COACH EDITORIAL LARGE CANVAS TOTE $458 3 colors (red, green & white)

available in 6 colors
(Photos from

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My nifty fifty lens

Like what i have said in my previous post , finally, i already bought my 50 mm f1.8 II lens and oh my I am loving it!! It is light weight, sharp, affordable and i just love the aperture. It is great for portraits but it is good also as a walkaround lens and good for low light conditions. It's a fix lens so there is no zoom, your zoom is your feet, lol. Even so I love it !!, Am i saying goodbye to my kit lens now? I think so

My niece and I bought it at INFO MAX at cyberzone 4flr. in Megamall just yesterday (Sunday). Actually, I went to Canon branch 1st at megamall but it is out of stock and it costs more that what i got from Infomax. I know it is much more cheaper in Hidalgo but I have no time to go there anymore.

~My nifty fifty lens~
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Here are my test shots from my new 50 mm f1.8 lens (click image to view larger)

New Look!

Finally i was able to find a template that I like for this blog, I just got tired of the old black one and chose this new one. It's kinda fresh and neat to look at. Hope you all like it. BTW I have yet to post here about the new Canon lens that i bought last Sunday, i am so excited to use it and it one lil lens that any dslr owners must have.

Monday, May 5, 2008

3-day sale at SM Megamall

My niece and I wen to Megamall last Sunday (May 4) o buy my 50 mm lens and we didn't know that Megamall is having a huge 3 day sale from May 2,3,4. The mall is jam packed with shoppers, window shoppers and maybe some shop lifters (lol). It was so hard to move around the mall, it's like Divisoria.

SM and other stalls like Dickies, Adidas and other name brand stores put their products on the middle of the mall to attract more customers (as you can see in the photo). I also end up buying 1 Maybelline lipstic and press powder too.

When there is a sale people are always there and why not when you can get lots of bargains. Did you go there last week?

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Kamiseta Store

My favorite local store Kamiseta always comes up with nice, sleek and modern designs on their clothes appealing to any age of their customers. They never fail to satisfy their customers eagerness for fashion and comfortable wear that is why they have loyal customers like me. Every time i step into their stores, their store decorations are appealing and very inviting to shop.

They have cozy sofas inside the store that is why customers can sit and relax while choosing and shopping for clothes. They have branches at all leading malls in the country. They also have an online catalog at

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Camera gadgets that i will purchase soon

Been reading and reading different digital photography forums and websites since yesterday to know what kind of lens will I buy next time and I have come with the decision that i will buy these next time.

These are my next pet project:

1. Canon EFS 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS (Image Stabilizer) (around $300+-)
2. Canon 50 mm f1.8 (around $85+-)
3. UV filter and (around $17+-)
4. lens hood (around $30+-)

Hopefully this year I can be able to get all of them. Can you remember my not satisfied post about my 400dcam? I know now that it's NOT the camera but the kit lens that is not sharp. So i will stick to my Canon Rebel 400d Xti and i will just replace the kit lens. OMG, this is an expensive hobby!!

I think there are cheaper prices at, you can check it out for comparison
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Canon EFS 55-250mm f 4-5.6 IS (Image Stabilizer)
Canon 50 mm f1.8, UV filter and lens hood

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