TheFabZilla Chit-Chat: Beauty Scenario Tag

I have brain constipation at the moment, a.k.a writer’s block. Like a true incomplete evacuation, my right brain isn’t excreting creative juice so instead of straining my mind, why not stimulate it Dulcolax-style, haha! Ick, I don’t even understand the involvement of poop here, #sorrynotsorry

Few weeks ago, fellow Beauty Bloggers Honey from Honeygirlsworld and Elvira from Pink Sith did a Beauty Scenario Tag post. I enjoyed reading their responses so I thought of tagging myself *insert sad face here*, lol! From what I understand, this beauty tag is going around in Youtube but since I’m on a filming hiatus, I’ll just write my answers. Ready to ramble?

The Questions (some answers are linked to specific reviews)

1. You have to get rid of all your foundations and you can only keep one high end and one drugstore, which do you keep? 

As of this writing, I don’t have any drugstore foundation in my stash but if I were to purchase one again, it will be Revlon Colorstay Whipped Cream. I hope the formula is still the same though. As for high-end, I’m currently loving Guerlain Terracota Joli Teint. It’s my choice for the summer!

2. You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely? 

Tricky question but you know what, “honesty is the best policy” so I will politely tell her that she has lipstick stain. “I hope you don’t mind Ms. XYZ but you have lipstick stain (while pointing to my own teeth)”. It also breaks the ice, only if she has humor in her bone.

3. You’re not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which lipstick do you put on to make yourself feel beautiful? 

This is a tough question because I love all my lippies and I go thru stages of infatuation with each one. But right now I’ll go for Bite Beauty Lip Crayon in Grape. If you want to fake the haggardness of it all, I shared my tricks here.

How to: Makeup When You’re Sick

4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair and makeup differently? 

I will not change a single thing because it’s fun to look back at my stupidity vis-a-vis naivety. Hairstyle you say? I had spikes, tried pixie, did bob, and permed too may times. Makeup-wise, I started rather late (18 y/o) but 90s isn’t the same without grunge so yeah, I was a fan of really dark plum lipstick even back then. Feeling some #throwback? Here’s moi 20 years ago….

5. You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut, but they hear wrong and give you a pixi cut. Do you a) Smile, say thank you, leave and call your mum hysterical b) Cry in the chair and things get awkward or c) Complain to the manager and demand a refund. 

Didn’t I say I used to be adventurous with my hair back then? I will savor the new ‘do and wear big hoops! But if there’s one humanoid who would be in manic-panic shock mode, it’s no other than the hub because he adores my long hair soooo much. 

@ Hard Rock, Bangkok, Thailand, 1999

Still Pixi!!! Paris, France 2001
Who effin’ takes photo in the middle of a busy street?!
Stupid things you do when you’re young, ugh!

6. Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have 1 hour to pack. Which ‘do it all’ palette do you pack in your makeup bag? 

My top of mind would be any of my Naked palette but it’s not a do-it- all so my new answer is Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things because it has eyeshadows, blushes and bronzers in one palette. It’s not my favorite but it’s a smart choice! And oh, I’ll throw in three lipsticks: nude, red, purple. In random order, Givenchy Rose D’ Exception, Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer Firecracker, Bite Beauty Lip Crayon Grape. My idea of city break is purely outdoors so I hope these friends got it right: swimming, hiking, ATV-ing! So I’m definitely adding sunscreen!!!!

Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii, 2012

7. Your house has been robbed, don’t worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided. What’s the product you really hope is safe? 

No-brainer, my lipstick stash!!!!! Do you want to understand this obsession? Read my post “The Lippy Phenomenon”

8. Your friend borrows your makeup and returns it in awful condition. Do you a) Just pretend you haven’t noticed b) Ask them to repurchase it or c) Secretly do the same to something of theirs. 

I’ll just give it to her because she’s my friend even if she’s damn insensitive to return it that way. But in every situation, there’s a proportionate reaction so sarcastically I’ll tell her “here, you keep it but don’t eat it” while pointing to the damage she awfully committed. C’mon girl, you have no right to be offended!


You, yes you! I tag you even if your brain is not constipated, haha!




  1. June 18, 2014 / 11:49 am

    What a fun way of looking back and being candid with your readers. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

  2. June 18, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    I love reading Tag posts. You still look the same! Amazing

  3. June 18, 2014 / 4:18 pm

    My heart skipped a beat thinking of your (hypothetical) ruined/raided lippie stash! Oh, the horror! Don't you wish you could insure it?

  4. June 18, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    Love your answers. I love reading these posts. So much fun!

  5. June 18, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    I love this! Your answers are so funny and I'm lovin' the pixie on you!

  6. June 18, 2014 / 11:32 pm

    Love your answers!

  7. June 19, 2014 / 2:01 am

    Love your answers! I wouldn't go back in time and change anything. I think it is a bit sad to look back and see that you never really took chances. Looking goofy now and then is what makes life great lol

    • June 20, 2014 / 5:45 am

      yay to goofiness… then and now! Like is boring if you're too serious 🙂

  8. June 19, 2014 / 2:16 am

    I really don't know if I'd tell an interviewer about a lipstick stain!! I feel like they might assume I was condescending!

    • June 20, 2014 / 5:46 am

      I feel you. Sometimes being prank comes with age and experience.

  9. June 19, 2014 / 2:52 am

    I love this tag. I just saw Eleventh Gorgeous do it the other day. The lobster photo was funny and I want try that Guerlain foundation.

  10. June 19, 2014 / 3:03 am

    I love these type of posts. btw, you were so cute in the 90s! haha

  11. June 19, 2014 / 3:25 am

    I love tag posts like this, you look super stylish in the pictures!

  12. June 19, 2014 / 5:28 am

    I love this tag and totally want to do it soon. I love your throwback photos!

  13. June 19, 2014 / 9:40 am

    I'm having a bit of writers block at the moment as well. I have no shortage of products to share but I just can't string a sentence it would seem. I need a weekend off I think.

    • June 20, 2014 / 7:40 am

      we share the same feeling. I'm not even in the mood to take photos, tbh

  14. June 19, 2014 / 12:47 pm

    I loved this post!!! I liked the throwback pics!

  15. June 19, 2014 / 3:27 pm

    Uh girl, words can't describe how much I hate hitting that writer's block! I loved this post, it was very fun to read and hopefully you can get your creative juices flowing again soon 🙂

    • June 21, 2014 / 10:07 am

      Thanks Anastasia. Yes, the flow of thought is incoherent, I hate that moment!!!

  16. June 19, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    I don't let people borrow my makeup. I usually just give it to them so I don't need to worry about it.

  17. June 20, 2014 / 3:06 am

    I enjoy reading your post, and the throwback pictures are really beautiful! And that sarcasm thingy is really funny too. "If she replies to your sarcasm with sarcasm, instead of getting offended… She's a keeper" Love it!

    • June 21, 2014 / 10:05 am

      Thanks Melinda. You know you're really close to someone when you can laugh at each other's sarcasm. I have some friends like that and it's totally hilarious when we outtalk each other. It's like watching a comedy show, haha!

  18. June 20, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    I enjoyed reading this!

  19. June 21, 2014 / 12:07 am

    I probably wouldn't mention about the lippie because the way I say things sometimes come out rude when there not suppose to

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