FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Better At Weddings Than You’ by Mina V. Esguerra

by Kristel Cruz Sometimes, a romance book hits all the right spots, and you are left thinking about it even days after you finish reading it. Sometimes, you even make a makeup look dedicated to it. Hello, friends, this FaceBookIt is inspired by Mina V. Esguerra’s new book, Better At Weddings Than You. In this story, there’s a wedding to plan. The bride-to-be is in love with the wedding planner who coincidentally is a friend from way back. The groom-to-be fires aforementioned wedding planner and hires our main character to take over a month before the wedding. Instant attraction. Clothes are…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

by Kristel Cruz “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” … goes one of the most remarkable lines in literature. “What is essential is invisible to the eye” rings true indeed, but makeup never really did hurt anyone, right? This is why I chose this book—The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, my favorite book of all time and a big driving force in my life—to create the first look for this FaceBookIt comeback! Far from being fancy-schmancy, I made a look…

FaceBookIt: 6 Makeup Essentials for Recreating Any Book Cover

by Elaine Zapanta July is Bookbed’s birthday month and for this month’s FaceBookIt, I’m sharing six makeup essentials for recreating any of your favorite book covers. Although you’ve seen my face here a couple of times telling you to put stuff on your face, I, too, was once a beauty novice. I know dabbling in makeup can be a little bit intimidating at first, especially if you have no one to talk to about these things. The internet helped me a lot during my time of need~ but because the internet has tons of data about beauty, skincare, and self care, that beauty novice…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ by Marie Kondo

by Elaine Zapanta and Rae Today is a pretty magical day as I’m doing a makeup look based on The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and I’m doing it with the person who introduced me to the KonMari technique, Rae of Scatterbraintures! Rae does a lot of extensively-researched beauty-related posts such as product reviews, comparative reviews and make up looks but what stood out to me as a reader are her de-stashing posts. She once wrote about letting go of 2/3 of her lipstick collection and once you’re done reading, you’ll want to let go of (some of) yours, too. ***…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘The Return of the King’ by J.R.R. Tolkien

by Elaine Zapanta and Tellie This time, we teamed up with one of my favorite bloggers to read because her reviews on beauty and skin care products—especially her Monthly Skin Care Snippets—are always honest, funny and on point. It’s no other than the Subscription Boxes Queen herself, Tellie of Beauty By Tellie! I really like the makeup look Tellie came up with. It’s bold and daring. Read on to check out the look Tellie created! *** Hello, I’m Tellie and I blog at Beauty By Tellie. A few weeks ago, Elaine invited me to collaborate for FaceBookIt. I’m not a huge reader but there are a…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by the ‘Maze Runner’ series by James Dashner

by Elaine Zapanta , Juvy Ann Lazo and Rae This month, we are celebrating Bookbed’s fifth birthday so we thought of doing something special for FaceBookIt. We collaborated with two esteemed beauty bloggers, Rae of Scatterbraintures and Juvy of Plump Cheeks, to create makeup looks inspired by James Dashner’s The Maze Runner series. I read The Maze Runner just before the movie adaptation came out. I wasn’t even aware of the series until I saw the magical/probably-made-of-unicorn-and-fairy-dust Dylan O’Brien as Thomas. When I started reading, I couldn’t put the book down. There were so many things (the mysteries of the maze, is there really a…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘They Call Her Dana’ by Jennifer Wilde

by Elaine Zapanta and Juvy Ann Lazo This time, we’re teaming up with Juvy from Plump Cheeks, who’s sharing a makeup look based on the cover of They Call Her Dana by Jennifer Wilde. Let’s get the ball rollin’! I chose this book because the main character, Dana O’Malley, had to overcome several different crossroads on her way out of poverty before discovering the secret of her birth. I read the book years ago but it remains to be one of my favorites (and probably the thickest book I’ve read, too!). I never imagined myself reading a romance novel set in the 19th…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘American Gods’ by Neil Gaiman

by Elaine Zapanta It’s summer, so I’m thinking of creating a makeup look based on a book with adventures. Most YA books I’ve read are somehow adventure-y but I finally settled on something that’s not only considered a summer read (probably because it’ll take you all summer to finish it) but also, in my opinion, one of scariest/strangest road-trip stories I’ve ever read. It will give you the creeps, and I mean it in the most intriguing way. So. American Gods by Neil Gaiman, to summarize, is what happens when a person believes in something, truly puts belief and faith into something,…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘I’ll Give You the Sun’ by Jandy Nelson

by Elaine Zapanta March is coming to a close which means, for most of us here in the Philippines, summer’s here! It also means clamminess and humidity and sweat. Ugh. Times like this, I’d definitely give up the sun… kbye lol.  But! I think I have the perfect book to feature to go with this heat: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. When it was released in the US late last year, I’ll Give You the Sun received so much hype and, thankfully, it lives up to all of the praise. It’s probably my favorite read this year because…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Boy Meets Boy’ by David Levithan

by Elaine Zapanta A belated happy Valentine’s Day to you, Cheer Readers! As the love month is coming to a close, here is our last hurrah for love. You never know, you might just meet the Noah to your Paul before this month ends, so it’s best to be prepared! This time, FaceBookIt features Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan. I read this several months ago so the details are not entirely fresh but whenever I see quotes from it on my feed, I remember how I felt when I first read it: happy. The cover looks really simple but it gives you ample…