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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 […]

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FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ by J.K. Rowling

by Elaine Zapanta Happy new year! Let’s welcome 2015 with a magical look that’s perfect for all the adventures waiting for us. For this look, I chose the book that started it all—“it” meaning my love for books, especially YA fiction: Queen J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Yes, friends, I was quite late […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bookbed recommends: ‘This Song Will Save Your Life’ by Leila Sales

by Elaine Zapanta It’s hard not to judge a book by its cover, especially with the likes of This Song Will Save Your Life. It feels so contemporary art~ and my obsessive-compulsive self is pleased with the even spacing between letters. Seriously, guys, who here isn’t affected by well-executed typography? It does things to my brain! […]

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Bookbed recommends: ‘On the Jellicoe Road’ by Melina Marchetta

by Elaine Zapanta I see poorly written smut on display and I get a tiny bit sad on the inside and think that maybe I’ve outgrown YA. That I should be moving on to thicker books filled with characters with more difficult, real-life problems. And then I’ll come across books like Melina Marchetta’s On the Jellicoe […]

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Meeting Stephanie Perkins in Manila

by Elaine Zapanta I remember hearing about The National playing a one-night show in Manila for the first time. I was out of town and couldn’t get proper network signal. When I finally caught up on it on Twitter, my feed was flooded with ALL-CAPS tweets of excitement, wailing emojis and feelings. Mostly, feelings. February 20 came. The day […]