Tuesday, November 18, 2008

NAMCYA Winner's Concert

I'm sorry I haven't blogged in a long time. Last week was really hectic because I recently participated in the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). What a big surprise it was for me to get First Prize and tie with a good friend of mine who is also a very talented flutist, John Raymond Sarreal. Last Sunday, November 16 was the NAMCYA Closing Ceremony where all the First Prize Winners performed. This was really a landmark in my life. I've been joining this competition since I was twelve years old (it's held approximately once every three years). I've entered Category A, Category B and now, Category C! I'm really grateful that I've come this far, and yet it also makes me realize that I'm already old! LOL.
with my fellow flutist, John Raymond Sarreal

with my pianist, Prof. Pia Balasico
I still can't believe it.
Well, let me squeeze in something beauty-related. I had to be in CCP by 11 am in the morning but the concert was going to start at 6 pm. Since there were blocking rehearsals during the afternoon, I knew that I wouldn't have enough time to totally redo my face for the concert. So I had to do my basic makeup in the house, and then just bring my eye makeup to turn my look from day to night. Since I needed foundation that would stay put, I brought out my deadliest weapon: Monave concealer foundation!
When it comes to staying power, Monave is really a winner. It really stays put the whole day! I'm one of the lucky ones who are hiyang with Monave. I don't experience any itching, I don't get any kind of bumps or zits even if I use it everyday.
Pardon the not-so-good eye makeup, despite being a performer I'm actually not used to putting on eyeshadows. I have to get used to that. LOL. Anyone out there who is willing to teach me?
Since I was already bringing a lot of stuff: my gown, shoes, instrument, etc. I really didn't want to lug a lot of makeup around so aside from my usual kikay kit I brought along my CS neutral palette which covered my eye makeup needs.
During events that I have to play, I use lip stains instead of lipsticks or glosses since I need something that is totally dry. There can be absolutely no stickiness whatsoever or else, things will get ugly! lol.


Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel

Sweetscents Hide-a-pore in Medium

Monave concealer foundation in Saturnina

Sweetscents Amorphous Silica

Lauress Ultimatte Finish in Medium


Coastal Scents Neutral Palette 2nd row, 2nd column as base

Coastal Scents Neutral Palette 3rd row, 2nd column and 4th row, 7th column on lids (as as brow powder)

Coastal Scents Neutral Palette 2nd row, 1st column as highlighter

Coastal Scents Neutral Palette 4th row, 8th column as eyeliner

Ellana Awake Undereye Concealer

Loreal Volume Shocking Waterproof Mascara


Skinfood Vitamin Shadow 05


Ellana Lip and Cheek tint in Amethyst


Vanity's Child said...

congrats sis! i just read this now and i am so happy for you!

sugarnspice (GT)

musicalfanlovesminerals said...

hi czel! thanks!

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