Archive | March, 2012

Behold…Thou Art Thy Lips!

20 Mar

I was in a hurry working my make up for an event where I organized until I realized shortly I ran out of lipstick! I mean I have a bunch of these lip coloring stuffs, but what was used up was the exact lip color accurate for my outfit. That was actually a total disaster especially in that instant where I need to rush. Of course I cannot just simply wear the wrong kind of lip color. It would look as though my face and lips were separated from each other.  So what did I do? Hastily I excavated all my lipsticks in the kit, blended set of lip colors and tested them on until I achieved the desired color, just the thing for what I was wearing. What a shame, but that was the slightest thing I could do than not having worked anything out, at all. Who cares?

Image3 FACTS:

  1. Men are more interested in a woman’s lips than any other part of the body.

According to the Lipstick Queen, Poppy King, there is a study carried out by Manchester University that has proven that fact. According to the study that tracked men’s eyes when presented with women’s pictures, men spent the first 10 seconds staring at the lips before looking anywhere else on the female landscape. (Anywhere else, including yes, the breasts). Ow-ow!  They spent even longer lingering on the lips when the lips in question were wearing lipstick. Erm, better ask the great husband if this is true! 😀

  1. It is the most important part of the fashion and style.

Pushpita Gosh, the author of “Why Lipstick Is the Second Best friend of Women” says “each and every woman of every generation must have a lipstick in their make up kit.  Lipstick can express a hundred expressions of the heart. Without lipstick a woman’s make-up remains incomplete. Lipstick is an essential part of our life. It has the power to enhance the beauty of women”. I do agree. Lipstick changes the way the lips appear in quite obvious ways. It heightens the lips, making it more full and alluring. I feel “in the buff” without lipstick or any gloss on.

  1.  It has vitality in increasing your confidence.

“Pour yourself a drink, put on your lipstick, and pull yourself together”. I just love that line of Elizabeth Taylor. How powerful! When faced with upsetting, nail-biting, stressful moments, yes, lipstick helps! It can actually boost your confidence as it conceals the reality of “sullenness” that is present in the color of your mouth. As they say, it not just about fashion, it is confidence. It helps in making you feel good where you don’t have to worry about what your lips look like. As the lipstick queen says, admiring what our mouths look like is a step in understanding that we have much to say! Image

So, GO AHEAD and Wear the LAWS. Here are some tips to delight you from the lipstick authority!

3 Tips on wearing red lip color:

1. minimal eye make up

2. apply the lipstick before your eye makeup so that you know when enough eye makeup is enough with red

3. minimize the jewelry, let the lips be a statement

by the Lipstick Queen, Poppy King.


8 Rules to apply Lipstick:

  • Use a deep color lipstick but have a light makeup or vice versa.
  • If anyone has a very curvy lip,  put the liner from outside of the lip and apply a bit of gloss in the middle of the inner lips.
  • To get a long lasting lipstick one must make the base with the liner and then fill the lips with proper shade.
  • One must avoid darker liner with a light shade lipsticks. Always match the hue of the lip liner and the lipstick.
  • If the user want to test the color of the lipstick used by some one else then it is important that you should use it using your fingers instead of applying it on the lips directly. As it is unhealthy.
  • Use different tints of lip stick to get a new one. It is very unique and it will give the user the essence of difference from the rest.
  • While drinking water one must be careful. There should not be any mark left on the glass.
  • Matured ladies should not use matte or glossy lipsticks. They should use creamier or soft colors as it can hide the wrinkles.

By Pushpita Ghosh (Article Source:

ImageBUT WHAT’S MORE DELIGHTFUL about our lips?

When we use it for good as for building up others that it may give grace to those who hear.

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips! Psalm 141:3

Behold, thou art thy LIPS! Use it to delight others.

Delighted? You are welcome to leave any comments. =)


Tasting Chocolate Hills and Smelling Tarsiers

17 Mar

Tasting Chocolate Hills and Smelling Tarsiers.

Tasting Chocolate Hills and Smelling Tarsiers

17 Mar

A day after our wedding, my husband and I went off right away to his hometown in Bohol, Philippines-the popular tourist destination for Chocolate Hills and Philippine Tarsier.

Tasting the chocolates.

The Chocolate Hills form a rolling terrain of haycock hills – mounds of a generally conical and almost symmetrical shape. Estimated to be from 1,268 to about 1,776 individual mounds, these cone-shaped or dome-shaped hills are actually made of grass-covered limestone. During the dry season, the grass-covered hills dry up and turn chocolate brown. This transforms the area into seemingly endless rows of “chocolate kisses”. The branded confection is the inspiration behind the name, Chocolate Hills.

Smelling the tarsiers.

The Philippine Tarsier is considered the second-smallest primate in the world. The small size makes it difficult to spot. Each eye is as large as the tarsier’s brain. The eyes can’t move, so a tarsier has to turn its head to look at things. Tarsiers have scent glands on their lips and abdomens. Urine, feces and fluids from their reproductive tracts also contain smelly chemicals that serve to mark a territory or communicate with other tarsiers in the same group. Tarsiers may group together to chase potential invaders away. Yes, they have an odor, but they’re delightful to the eye.

Now, here’s a piece to delight you! Check this out and discover the island of Bohol.

  • From exhaustion to amazement. Before I tasted the sweet view of the hills, I endured the climb of 214 steps of the view deck to the top. That was quite an effort-full of inhalation, but a good exercise though.
  • From nasal reaction to an eyeful collation.  Before I got the closest view of the species, I endured the stench. That was quite an awful smell, but the tarsiers are a thing of beauty, I forgot to breathe. LOL!

We live to endure. To persevere through whatever we are facing today. To push through whatever circumstance we are in. For once we succeeded, that’s where we’ll find meaning to everything.

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 

Be delighted to endure!

Drop your comments and share your delights =)

Hunger for Hunger Games

15 Mar

Hunger for Hunger Games.

Into the Meadows of Velvet Sands

15 Mar

Into the Meadows of Velvet Sands.

Top 10 pieces that delights you!

14 Mar

Top 10 pieces that delights you!.

Palawan, here I come…SOON!

13 Mar

…and kiss one of the seven wonders of the world hello.

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