Just kidding, it was one of my favourite Tita's 50th birthday celebration... I'm not that cool. Yet. I WISH.
The theme was Hollywood! Perfect perfect perfect excuse to glam up and wear a dress I'd bought over the summer in Europe with no particular reason. It's a nude (my favourite!) strapless knee/calf length dress with a sweetheart neck and centre ruffling. I think it might be one of my favourite buys this year because it's got such interesting little details. Like the pull-up at the front! I love it I love it I love it, it makes me squeal!
I got really excited to do my make up cause I knew I was going to shift away from various smokey / blended eyes and paler lips. I love pale or nude lips with a strong eye. But this called for some red!
This was actually an accidental photo, I misjudged the timer on Photo Booth (guilty as charged, but note that I never take gratuitous photos like these... This was a first! Hehehe, I just needed to document my make-up!). Blinked!
Standard make-up base: concealer (Bobbi Brown), foundation (MAC), bronzer (Bobbi Brown) and blush (Bobbi Brown). For the first time, I also defined my brows a little bit more. I just wanted them a tad darker, so used a mix of a matte brown and black over them.
I wore an eyeshadow that was slightly lighter than my skin tone as a base, then layered that with another eyeshadow a few shades deeper, but closer to the lash line so the lighter shade was still visible. I wanted something more dynamic than the plain winged eye, but nothing over the top. I topped the black winged liner with some fake eyelashes from e.l.f. as well. First time to try fake lashes myself, and I liked it!
My hair is in two buns because I was trying a new no-heat curling method! I screwed that up though... My hair was still too damp when I'd released the curls, so it didn't hold that much. Blegh. I did a bunch of pin curls at the front and just wore the rest of my hair down or in a bun (it got warm later on!).
For such a glamourous event with everybody looking amazing, why would you serve plain veggies??
By the way, in case you didn't know, the name sans rival literally means without rival or unrivalled in French. I realised this recently... Haha!
There were some great performances - applause all around! Tita Hera's husband wrote her a song and sang it to her as a surprise!
So many people only dream of such great and lasting love! What a lucky family.
Top Of The Citi by Chef Jessie
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