When I received an email from Maybelline New York last June asking me to be one of their Dare Girls, I could not believe my eyes. In fact, I was in such shock, I Googled the contact who emailed me and searched for her on Facebook and Twitter just to make sure she was legit. :p She was.
So, on June 30, 2012, the Southern Girl spent a sleepless night picking out clothes and started her commute all the way to UP Diliman at 5am to make it to her super early call time. This explains my puffy eyes in the final photos.
Since I didn't want to get lost and carry a bag of clothes to an unknown location, I dragged the also-sleepless babydaddy with me to take my Behind-The-Scenes photos.
I was one of the first ones there - as always an early bird!
(left) grouchy me coz I hadn't had coffee yet
(right) dorky me trying to spread some good vibes
Tinkering with my phone while getting my hair done for my first look: Bohemian Rhapsody.
I have a confession to make: that was the first time I got kilig over a certain someone's tweet, too. See, I found out that morning that Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise were getting a divorce, so I tweeted something along the lines of, "It's my turn, Tom Cruise." He replied something short like, "You're so cute."
Still, that in itself put a grin on my face for the rest of the morning. I'm easy to please. Lol. But seriously... Even back then, he already sent good vibes my way. :)
I always believed that curls don't suit me, but I think they actually went pretty well with my undercut. What do you think? :)
My makeup artist for the day also did the makeup for "Rock of Ages" and she knew my friend Mikkie Bradshaw! :) Small world!
After getting my makeup done for my first look, the babydaddy fell asleep on one of the tables and I didn't have the heart to wake him to take my BTS photos. Therefore, I have none. He makes up for it with the second look, though. Don't worry. :p
Anyway, my first look is finally up on the Maybelline page, so you can just check it out there! :)
Visit the Maybelline Philippines website to see all of the Bohemian looks!
See my complete Bohemian Rhapsody feature here.
A special thank you to Gela Francisco who personally handpicked me for the shoot, allegedly because she loved my galaxy skirt in this outfit post. And thank you to Lee Caces for the photos, as well. You're one of my favorite photographers of all time... but more on that when my next look is up! :)