Sunday, April 17, 2011

Allah's Makeover :)

Guys, first of all, I'd like to thank you for sharing your thoughts through my giveaway contest and commenting on my posts. Your answers really help and I'll be sure to do all those improvements you suggested for the beauty of all, most especially for my blog's! :)

So anyways, I did another makeover for a friend. I'm glad that all my makeover accomplice are very cooperative and very happy to let me do them a makeover.

My newest makeover model is Allah, a very pretty and fair church-mate and friend :)

Allah asked me to do her an office makeup look. She'll be wearing a black skirt and white top and she wants to know which eye color will look best on her. I suggested we use gray and she approved it. So, I used gray and white on Allah's eyes. And since it's for an office setting, I applied the eyeshadow subtly. Here's her EOTD.

I applied the darkest gray from her e/s palette on the outer corners, nearest to the crease and outer lids only. I also made her brows look fuller and though at first she didn't like the fuller brows, the next minutes after she began to like it more.

So here's Allah before and after. Ain't she pretty? :)

The makeup I used on this makeover are...

On her face
Ellana's Chai Tea Latte (Light for Olive Undertones)
Ellana's Finishing Espresso Con Panna
Dollface Mini Contour/ Highlight Palette

On her lips
Etude #2 Lipliner

On her cheeks and eyes
From Allah's Palette
Nichido Medium Brown Brow Liner
Nichido Black Brown Eyeliner

Anyways girls, I have to go now. Limited internet connection's really keeping me from blogging more! Also, don't forget to join my mineral makeup giveaway contest, okay? I love yah!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Interview Day OOTD II

I just attended an interview for the post I've been waiting for the past weeks. I used the same pants (as you'll notice) and just mixed and matched it with another top and accessories. Yes, I used the same pants again. I even use the same pants four times a month. And btw, I wore this in two different company interviews. :)

So here's my outfit! I topped my white chinese-collared blouse with an overlapping blazer and I accessorized my neck with a layered beads necklace. :)

This time, I put on a heavier foundation since I need a makeup that'll last the whole day. I also permed my hair with a curling iron.

What I like most in my outfit is the blazer. It's very versatile. I bought it from Simple Match and just mix and match it with different outfits; may it be skirt, slacks or pants. :)

Anyways, don't forget to join my mineral makeup giveaway girls. Just click here or click on the photo below to join. ;)

Lots of Love from,

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dollface Contour and Highlight Review

I bought this pre-loved Dollface contour and highlight palette from a good friend. It was originally priced at P550 but I was able to buy it at only P250. It's still in very good condition except for the minor cracks and besides, my good friend also included a lot of freebies with the palette. My favorite among her freebies was the Covergirl Bronzer. So, it was all still a good buy! :)

I've been wanting to have this palette ever since I saw a famous celebrity makeup artist using this on one of my fave local artist. And also, I noticed that my old photos were all plain and bland without contouring. So, if you'll notice the differences of my old and recent photos, it's all because of that. :)

What Dollface Cosmetics say...

 Palette's 4 x 6 inches. Powder pans are at 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter each.

Talc, Mica, Mineral Oil, Kaolin, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lanolin, Methylparaben, Proplparaben.
May contain Mica and Titanium Sioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue, FD&C Red No.40 A1Lake, FD&C Red No.7 Ca Lake, Fd&C Yellow No.5 A1Lake, FD&C Blue No. 1 A1 Lake.

What Kikay Morena thinks...

Pan is big enough. Will last forever if you'll only use it for yourself. The palette size is also handy and can also fit in your purse or hand bag.

The ingredients and packaging are almost the same as the Coastal Scents' palettes but, the powder pan easily cracks so you really have to avoid dropping or putting heavy objects over it.

Very pigmented and will suit medium light to dark skin tones. Those with lighter skin tone might have to control the application to avoid making the contour look dirty. All in all, the pigment is great and can be for all skin tones!

The two colors are surely useful for all skin tones. The white is useful for highlighting the nose bridge, brow bonecheekbone, upper lip and chin. While the brown color, for contouring the eyes, cheeks, forehead and nose. But, application may differ on a particular face shape.

Here's a diagram on where to put contouring and highlighting in a round face.

Photo from Google

How much do I love it?
I love it and I'm giving it 8 out of 10 lovings! It really does magic and I love how it makes me look great on photos. I don't look bland and unnatural on photos anymore. :)

Kikay Morena's tips:
First, find a contour powder that is one shade darker than your skin tone and a highlight powder that is one shade lighter. You can use a slanted eyeshadow brush to do the contouring on your nose and eyes and a slanted blush brush for the cheek and other areas.
Second, blend, blend, blend.

Contouring and Highlighting is one way of defining the face by showing it's natural contour or by adding more definition to it. Our face has a natural contour which dulls away when we put concealer and foundation or pressed powder that's why contour and highlight should be done after putting on foundation. But, this process also needs a good blending. With the help of the right tools and techniques, we can perfect contouring and highlighting. I'm not an expert on this but, I've noticed how contouring can make one look awful or awfully good. Here's an example of a badly contoured face with an international comedian/actress as model.

Her contours are way darker than her skin tone and highlights are way lighter. The contours and highlight lacks blending too. Here's another photo that shows good contour and highlighting.

I miss blogging so much. I hope I can blog more on the next days to come. I want to blog about how I look with and without contouring and I want to feature more makeovers by me, the kikay morena! So, that would be it for now ladies!

Lots of Love,

Friday, April 1, 2011

Giveaway Survey Winner

As a sign of my gratitude to those who were kind enough to fill out my survey form even without a promised prize, I've chosen lucky winner/s who will receive the item entered on the survey form. For my survey winner/s, I will be giving away items worth up to a certain amount. If the cost of the item entered by the first winner didn't reach my prize budget, I will still be choosing another to fill out the planned prize amount. Winner/s was chosen via

I prepared the list of qualified survey entries and had a test early last night. After 12 midnight, I once again did the randomized list via and here is what's in the result... There were 64 qualified entries and the winner is the name that appeared first in the list. I didn't copy all the names because the list was too long. I just   copied the first and last portion of the list and typed the time and date I did the randomization.

So, the winner is: Cristina Alcoba

Will be contacting the winner via email. Congratulations!!! Didn't choose another winner anymore because her entered Ellana item reached the prize budget already.

To everyone who entered in the survey, thank you very much... :) :) :)

You still have a chance to win my giveaways by entering in my newly opened giveaway contest right now. Just click on the link or on this photo to see the new giveaway contest I opened today!

Yours Truly,

Kikay-Morena-Loves-Ellana Giveaway

It's kikay morena's giveaway contest time!

I know most you are aware how I've been sooo excited to start this giveaway contest right away after starting the giveaway survey a month earlier. So, allow me to formally announce the opening of this much awaited giveaway contest today! Yey! This post's gonna be long, so please bear with me... ;)

First of all I would like to thank and congratulate those who filled out my giveaway survey last month. I also would like to congratulate the winner who won the Ellana item she requested in the survey form. Will announce the lucky winner/s soon this day.

So, let me once again introduce my first giveaway entitled, Kikay Morena loves Ellana giveaway contest... ;)

With the help of Ellana Minerals, Kikay Morena will be giving away P3,000 worth of Ellana items to 3 lucky winners from anywhere here in the Philippines. All you have to do is follow the mechanics below. The P3,000 worth of prizes include (1) Ellana flawless face gift pack, (1) Kikay Morena's modified Ellana face gift pack and (1) Kikay Morena's modified Ellana eyes gift pack. And here are what's included in the gift packs! :)

#1 Ellana Flawless Face Gift Pack
Isabella Cosmetics Bag
Baby Buki Brush
4g Mineral Finishing Powder

#2 Modified Face Gift Pack
Alexandria Cosmetics Bag (Black or Silver) 
Baby Buffer Brush
1g White Chocolate HD Sheer Velvet Primer
1g Mineral Foundation
1g Mineral Blush

#3 Modified Eyes Gift Pack
Alexandria Cosmetics Bag (Black or Silver) 
1 Eye Primer
3 pcs. Mineral Eyeshadows
1 Flat Liner Brush
1 Eye Brush

Everyone who enter will have a chance to win one of these gift packs but, bonus chances will also be given to those who will try to earn extra points. Just read every instructions carefully to earn the extra points. Contest ends on June 1, 2011 and winners will be chosen via

First winner announcement will be on May 1, 2011. Second winner will be announced on May 16, 2011 and third winner on June 1, 2011! So, mark your calendars now! :)

FYI: These giveaway contest is open only for those residing in the Philippines (since postal services here isn't that trust-worthy for international shippings yet) and it's sad 'coz I would really love to share my ellana-lovings to friends abroad too. Anyways, here are the contest mechanics... :)

1. You must FOLLOW me on Google and/or Bloglovin PUBLICLY on the sidebar (If you do not have a blogger or tumblr account, you can use your yahoo, gmail or twitter account to follow. Just remember to follow publicly.)

How? Just click the follow button on the right side and any Bloglovin images to follow. :)

2. Follow me on Twitter. You can click the twitter button on the right side to do so. (my twitter name: kikaymorena)
3. Must like my Facebook page. Leave a comment or post on my wall if you like :) 
4. You must have a valid email account (contest awardees will be notified via email)
5. And, you must share what you like most about my blog and what improvement you think should be done below... :)
6. Lastly, enter the item you want to win the most.

Do you wanna earn EXTRA POINTS? Just simply tweet and share my link on your Facebook wall and invite 2 friends to like my page. You can also instantly have additional 8 points when you sidebar and blog about my giveaway or add me on your blogroll/list.

I will also be asking about your skin undertone, skin tone and type but, rest assured that this portion won't affect your chances of winning. This will just help me choose the best foundation, blush and eyeshadow shades for you, if you'll win. Remember to always be hopeful! To correctly determine your undertone, you can check my post about how to determine your skin undertone.

I've heard most of you are finding it hard to upload the form because of slower internet connection. If you're having troubles with the upload, just simply enter on the comment box below the ff:
Google Friend Connect Name:Bloglovin Name:Email:Twitter Username:Facebook Username:Tell me what you like most about my blog and what you think should be improved:Indicate the gift pack you want to win:
For additional points, just enter the following:
Twitter profile link (tweet this giveaway):
Usernames of two friends who liked my FB page (invite 2 friends):
Your FB post's link (share my link on FB):
Sidebar or blogroll link:
Link to your blog post about my giveaway:

Thank you and God bless!

Ever Yours,