Hi, everyone! :) So sorry for posting the answers to your questions late! As I mentioned in my previous entry (which you'll find right below this one), I was sick this week (to go with the terrible Manila weather) and just had zero strength to get myself to the computer. :) But yeah, here are your questions received by e-mail. Requested names changed!
For next week's Q&A, send your questions in to email@example.com as per usual! Thanks to everyone who sent their questions in!
Andy, 16 from Marikina asks: Hi, Ms. Wina! I'm morena, with very dark skin and people make fun of me in school whenever I wear blush on or bright make up. What do you recommend? Can morenas not wear make ups?
Hi, Andy! I hope everything over there is going alright; I hear that Marikina flooded pretty badly. Anyway, I know how it feels to be made fun of because of things like that. And of course you can wear make up (btw dear, just a note--make up is plural already :))! You just have to know which type products to choose. The beautiful thing about m,m darker morena skin is that a little bit of the right blush goes a long way. No doubt there are a million products out there that'll look cakey and terrible but there are also a couple that'll look great on sun-kissed skin! If you're looking for an affordable powder blusher that looks great on dark skin, then I'd definitely recommend ELF's coral blush (which goes for around P140, if I'm not mistaken) which is sheer and which has a hint of bronze in it that allows for natural blending into darker skin. If you want something that'll blend easier and last longer though, I'd recommend a cream blusher by NYX in Boho Chic (which is a neutral, natural type pink; this goes for around P300-P400 last I checked) or cheek tint from The Body Shop (which goes for around P400, I think). This'll blend right into your skin and give you that brown, rosy glow!
Georgy, 17 from Taguig asks: Hi Wina! I stumbled on your site from (haha) Stumble Upon and I just wanted to let you know it's great what you're doing with the Brightside Entries!
Hey, Georgy! Thanks! :) I'm so glad you enjoy them! Thanks for reading!
Apple*, 21 from Paranaque asks: Hi! I saw last week someone asked you for relationship advice so I hope you don't mind that I ask you for some too. I was wondering how do you get someone to like you? Or to ask you out?
Hey, Apple! Of course I don't mind. Although yeah--like I said in last week's post, not sure I'm the best person to ask since I'm pretty weird with relationships. But well. Okay. Since you asked. :)) Sadly, there's no sure fire way to get anyone to like you--that's also why it feels so good when someone does like you. Although here are a couple of things I've learned over the years: be yourself, be funny (don't be afraid to make fun of yourself), always make it a point to look pretty but not overdone and finally don't ever feel bad about it if the person doesn't like you back. No one likes a sore loser. :) There will always be someone else, if this isn't the person for you. And that's it! Goodluck with your matters of the heart! :D
John Doe, 24 from Alabang asks: Hey Wina! The link to your blog keeps popping up on my feed. So THIS is what you've been up to! When'd you get into fashion?
What up John Doe. Obviously, that is not your real name. xD Anyway whoever you are, thanks for reading this blog! And I've really been a hooj fashion enthusiast ever since I was a kid--I used to draw dresses a lot and yeah; I was just a little shy since I'd always portrayed myself as kind of nerdy and smart and crazy and well yeah. You know how that goes. :))
Annie, 18 from Pasig asks: Hi, Wina! Top 5 Pet Peeves?
Hey Annie! :)) Only 5? Baahahaha
1. Being unreasonably late (reasonable = an hour, tops)
2. Complaining about something you can still do something about/a situation you chose
3. When girls insist that their boyfriends stop hanging out with their friends who are girls without them then you just end up sandwiched between a couple trying not to fight every goddamn time you hangout with them. Ick.
4. People who use their faith as an excuse for something bad they did ("I cheated on her because it was meant to be" or "I killed her because God willed it")
5. When plans change last-minute right when you're dressed up and good-smelling already :))
That's it for the week! :) Thanks everyone!