FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ by Jenny Han

by Elaine Zapanta This week on FaceBookIt, we’re taking the pinks out for Christmas! I am recreating the cover of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I received word from one of our readers requesting I do this book next. Challenge accepted! I always start with the eyes because cleaning up is easier, especially when dealing with eyeshadow fallout. I primed my eyes with Benefit Stay Don’t Stray primer and packed Toasted from the Naked palette on my mobile lids. Toasted is a shimmery medium pink-brown shade that I like to foil to amp the color. Foiling is…

Bookbed goes to: Café Talk

by KB Meniado Back when Bookbed was but a wee baby, I had other ideas in mind to satiate my love for books. One of those was Book Buffet. It was a dream project my college friends and I talked about one afternoon as we chomped on our burgers at a popular fast food chain. Book Buffets would work like this: a reading session set in a cozy place where people would 1) bring books and snacks for the Buffet Table, 2) choose and read a book that interests them and then 3) meet and eat with fellow readers after.  If…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘1984’ by George Orwell

by Elaine Zapanta This week on FaceBookIt, it’s all about bold eyes and bold lips! I am recreating Shepard Fairey’s take on 1984, the dystopian novel by George Orwell. This particular cover was commissioned by Penguin Books UK in 2008, with Fairey also creating a new cover for Animal Farm. (Shout out to Cake for pointing me in the right direction!) Okay, enough about that. Let the real fun begin! After you’ve prepped your face with stuff you normally use (moisturizer, primer, all that), I suggest you start with the eyes so it’s easier to clean up later. The thing about…

Ho ho ho: 10 Gifts for Book Lovers this Holiday

by Allana Luta Christmas day is only a little less than two weeks away and if you’re like me, you’re probably panicking about what to buy for friends and family. (Poetry!) Buying gifts for our loved ones can be a bit stressful, especially if you want to give something meaningful, practical, and a little out-of-the-box all at the same time. While Santa Claus may have his privacy-invading magic that tells him our wishes for Christmas, and an army of elves to build all the things, we mere mortals have to rack our brains (and strain our wallets) to come up with…

Bookbed recommends: ‘The Little Match Girl’ by Hans Christian Andersen

by Charlie Diaz They say books have a way of staying with you no matter how many years it’s been since you last read it. You may not remember everything but you’ll remember the feeling it brought you when you first read it. For me, that is true. When asked what children’s book has stayed with me, I knew the answer in my heart. The problem is that I forgot the title and the author of the book! I remembered it was set in the winter and was one of those books I asked my mother to read to me at…

Bookbed reviews: ‘Paano Ba ‘To?!’ by Bianca Gonzalez (plus a giveaway!)

by L Meniado “Paano ba ‘to?!” (“How do I do this?!”) seems to be the most essential question we have tried—and are still trying—to answer since we became acutely aware we have grown old. We have succumbed to Googling the answers and consuming every article about being in our 20s posted on Thought Catalog or Huffington Post to make ourselves believe we are prepared to face adulthood. As we take uncertain steps forward, we desperately search for validation that we are doing just fine. I, for one, have realized by now that knowing what I’m supposed to do in life or how to deal with adult stuff is…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Eleanor & Park’ by Rainbow Rowell

by Elaine Zapanta Hey, Cheer Readers! It’s finally December, which means that our calendars are booked and our weekends will be spent at Christmas parties with workmates, family and friends. To help you prep for all these snazzy parties you’ll be attending, we will be featuring festive makeup looks inspired by some of our favorite book covers that you can wear during this time of the year. The first look is inspired by Rainbow Rowell’s second novel, Eleanor & Park. I have infinite tenderness for this book, not only because it got me grinning ear to ear and flailing my arms at…