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Some call it science, we call it chemistry. This is the story of the birds and the bees.
About DollUpMari
Some call it science, we call it chemistry. This is the story of the birds and the bees.
[Last Flatlay] Oh gosh now I’m emotional that this is the last! For this post, I thought I’d share how I got started. I always wanted a flatlay to make people kilig. If it’s oddly satisfying to see, then it’s a good flatlay. When I started 3.5 years ago, I was fascinated with magazine beauty layouts, and wanted to be able to do something of similarly good calibre for my blog. The first flatlays I did were poorly done. I learned along the way—there’s no flatlay school in the world yet i think haha. The more I tried doing flatlays, the more I realized how much science and art went into it. I think I’m a better suitcase packer now coz of layouting items all the time! I also learned so much about editing. Unlike human models, items cannot “project”, so if an item is boring, you needed to think of the right props and layout to make it interesting. .
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People have wondered about the process, so here goes! I’d shoot items on the floor on a cartolina, and then edit the rest in Photoshop. Almost all the items and props are owned by me and shot in real life. I actually have a prop cabinet full of shells, crystals, mats, frames and fake flowers coz of this! Most of the flowers I have used are PNG’s, except for some cases when I had good flowers at the time or used fake flowers. All the swatches are PNG’s and were simply edited to adapt the color that needed to be displayed. .
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As for the time? It takes at least an hour on average for each flatlay, from layouting, to shooting, and editing. Some flatlays have taken an hour to lay out alone! This is actually why I can’t continue to do this anymore with my current and planned schedule. .
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But was it fun? Yes, it was fun! So for this last flatlay, I thought of all the cute things I owned that make me excited whenever I see them. I wanted a flatlay that reflected why I started this. Lastly, I’d like to thank everyone who supported me and gave words of encouragement whenever I was exhausted. I don’t know yet what feed I’ll exactly have from here on, but this time around I hope I can share more about myself and make things less rigid. Please look forward to it! #LastFlatlay
[Last Flatlay] Oh gosh now I’m emotional that this is the last! For this post, I thought I’d share how I got started. I always wanted a flatlay to make people kilig. If it’s oddly satisfying to see, then it’s a good flatlay. When I started 3.5 years ago, I was fascinated with magazine beauty layouts, and wanted to be able to do something of similarly good calibre for my blog. The first flatlays I did were poorly done. I learned along the way—there’s no flatlay school in the world yet i think haha. The more I tried doing flatlays, the more I realized how much science and art went into it. I think I’m a better suitcase packer now coz of layouting items all the time! I also learned so much about editing. Unlike human models, items cannot “project”, so if an item is boring, you needed to think of the right props and layout to make it interesting. . . People have wondered about the process, so here goes! I’d shoot items on the floor on a cartolina, and then edit the rest in Photoshop. Almost all the items and props are owned by me and shot in real life. I actually have a prop cabinet full of shells, crystals, mats, frames and fake flowers coz of this! Most of the flowers I have used are PNG’s, except for some cases when I had good flowers at the time or used fake flowers. All the swatches are PNG’s and were simply edited to adapt the color that needed to be displayed. . . As for the time? It takes at least an hour on average for each flatlay, from layouting, to shooting, and editing. Some flatlays have taken an hour to lay out alone! This is actually why I can’t continue to do this anymore with my current and planned schedule. . . But was it fun? Yes, it was fun! So for this last flatlay, I thought of all the cute things I owned that make me excited whenever I see them. I wanted a flatlay that reflected why I started this. Lastly, I’d like to thank everyone who supported me and gave words of encouragement whenever I was exhausted. I don’t know yet what feed I’ll exactly have from here on, but this time around I hope I can share more about myself and make things less rigid. Please look forward to it! #LastFlatlay
[2nd to the last flatlay] Of course there has to be a flatlay about cats! My babies haven’t really been part of my flatlays because they move around too much and are hard to photograph. But anybody who knows me outside of IG knows that I’m the resident crazy cat lady. I feel so blessed to be a catmom to Sandy and catgrandma to Uno. I’m so thankful for the people who get me cat merchandise coz I’m always on the lookout for anything cat related. #cat #catstagram #pusheen #jetoy #catsofinstagram
[2nd to the last flatlay] Of course there has to be a flatlay about cats! My babies haven’t really been part of my flatlays because they move around too much and are hard to photograph. But anybody who knows me outside of IG knows that I’m the resident crazy cat lady. I feel so blessed to be a catmom to Sandy and catgrandma to Uno. I’m so thankful for the people who get me cat merchandise coz I’m always on the lookout for anything cat related. #cat #catstagram #pusheen #jetoy #catsofinstagram
[3rd to the last flatlay] Whaaat we’re down to 3?! For the last 3, I thought about things that make me excited. .
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Gudetama always excites me! I’m among of the millions of people who think that a melancholic egg with a fluffy butt is our spirit animal. Always a pleasure to see Gudetama merch, and I’m so happy @holikaholika_official decided to release so many collaboration goods.🥚🥚🥚
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As for me, I guess it’s because I love eggs so much (???). I know I’m supposed to give up eggs to keep my cholesterol down but I just can’t. 🍳🍳🍳#gudetama #ぐでたま  #holikaholikagudetama #구데타마 #holikaholika
[3rd to the last flatlay] Whaaat we’re down to 3?! For the last 3, I thought about things that make me excited. . . Gudetama always excites me! I’m among of the millions of people who think that a melancholic egg with a fluffy butt is our spirit animal. Always a pleasure to see Gudetama merch, and I’m so happy @holikaholika_official decided to release so many collaboration goods.🥚🥚🥚 . . As for me, I guess it’s because I love eggs so much (???). I know I’m supposed to give up eggs to keep my cholesterol down but I just can’t. 🍳🍳🍳#gudetama #ぐでたま #holikaholikagudetama #구데타마 #holikaholika
[5th to the last flatlay] When I got interested with makeup, it was the time Urban Decay, Too Faced, and Tarte were the emerging “high end” brands. I don’t come from the era that was all about MAC. It’s just recently that I realized why @maccosmetics has been in the biz for so long and why it’s the world standard in makeup. Each item is pricey but so high performing that once you start using something from @maccosmeticsph, it becomes irreplaceable in your kit already. #maccosmetics #maccollection #maccosmeticsph #macpatrickstarrr
[5th to the last flatlay] When I got interested with makeup, it was the time Urban Decay, Too Faced, and Tarte were the emerging “high end” brands. I don’t come from the era that was all about MAC. It’s just recently that I realized why @maccosmetics has been in the biz for so long and why it’s the world standard in makeup. Each item is pricey but so high performing that once you start using something from @maccosmeticsph, it becomes irreplaceable in your kit already. #maccosmetics #maccollection #maccosmeticsph #macpatrickstarrr
[6th to the last flatlay] I totally love @anastasiabeverlyhills!! There are lotsa brands that make cheap dupes of their products but barely any product comes close to the quality of ABH. I’ve used ABH highlighters extensively, especially for special occasions. I also use their eyebrow pomade when I want my eyebrows to have absolutely 0 sparse areas and an illusion of being bushier and fluffier. Their Dewy Set spray and Soft Glam palette are currently on my wishlist and it’s always fun to look forward on what @norvina will do next. #anastasiabeverlyhills #anastasiadipbrow #modernrenaissancepalette #highlighter
[6th to the last flatlay] I totally love @anastasiabeverlyhills!! There are lotsa brands that make cheap dupes of their products but barely any product comes close to the quality of ABH. I’ve used ABH highlighters extensively, especially for special occasions. I also use their eyebrow pomade when I want my eyebrows to have absolutely 0 sparse areas and an illusion of being bushier and fluffier. Their Dewy Set spray and Soft Glam palette are currently on my wishlist and it’s always fun to look forward on what @norvina will do next. #anastasiabeverlyhills #anastasiadipbrow #modernrenaissancepalette #highlighter
[7th to the last flatlay] Ahhh highlighter is life!!! Back then I could not understand why people used a product that made their skin look oily on purpose, until i solely learned the nuances of dewy skin versus oily skin. .
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Now my HG highlighters are the ones from @maybellinephshop and @anastasiabeverlyhills. I also have high expectations for @thebalm highlighters and the @bretmanrock x @morphebrushes palette. .
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Am also so glad that local brands @ebadvance, @skinpotions and @detailmakeover have been stepping it up and making highlighters for shamelessly snatched looks! Finally, I’m glad that @wetnwildbeauty never runs out of unicorn inspired highlighters 🦄 #highlighter #highlighterpalette #maybelline #anastasiabeverlyhills #wetnwild #ebadvance #thebalm #morphe
[7th to the last flatlay] Ahhh highlighter is life!!! Back then I could not understand why people used a product that made their skin look oily on purpose, until i solely learned the nuances of dewy skin versus oily skin. . . Now my HG highlighters are the ones from @maybellinephshop and @anastasiabeverlyhills. I also have high expectations for @thebalm highlighters and the @bretmanrock x @morphebrushes palette. . . Am also so glad that local brands @ebadvance, @skinpotions and @detailmakeover have been stepping it up and making highlighters for shamelessly snatched looks! Finally, I’m glad that @wetnwildbeauty never runs out of unicorn inspired highlighters 🦄 #highlighter #highlighterpalette #maybelline #anastasiabeverlyhills #wetnwild #ebadvance #thebalm #morphe
[8th to the last flatlay] Let’s talk about liquid lipsticks! They were all the rage in 2016, and I remember how hard it was at the time to snag a @kyliecosmetics Lip Kit. I personally like Kylie cosmetics as the formulation is hydrating enough for my super dry lips. I personally don’t use liquid lipstick a lot due to my dry lips, but I’ve found quite a lot of great stuff. .
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@maybellinephshop Superstay Matte Ink REALLY is the longest lasting one out there. Like 10 hours or longer! That wild!!! They even needed to sell removers because it’s so hard to get it off. @colourpopcosmetics doesn’t last as long, but compared to Maybelline’s 30++ shades, Colourpop already seems to have hundreds of shades available. .
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The Ever Bilena group has also stepped up their game. There’s @carelineph for the younger crowd looking for trendier shades, @ebadvance LTD lippies for those looking for practical shades that last long, and @krislifekit lippies for those looking for universally flattering shades. .
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And for those looking for chic shares, there’s @superfacestudio lip fluid for that. #liquidlipstick #lipstick #💋 #💄 #maybelline #everbilena #kyliecosmetics #carelineph #colourpop #superface #krislifekit #ebadvance #superstaymatteink
[8th to the last flatlay] Let’s talk about liquid lipsticks! They were all the rage in 2016, and I remember how hard it was at the time to snag a @kyliecosmetics Lip Kit. I personally like Kylie cosmetics as the formulation is hydrating enough for my super dry lips. I personally don’t use liquid lipstick a lot due to my dry lips, but I’ve found quite a lot of great stuff. . . @maybellinephshop Superstay Matte Ink REALLY is the longest lasting one out there. Like 10 hours or longer! That wild!!! They even needed to sell removers because it’s so hard to get it off. @colourpopcosmetics doesn’t last as long, but compared to Maybelline’s 30++ shades, Colourpop already seems to have hundreds of shades available. . . The Ever Bilena group has also stepped up their game. There’s @carelineph for the younger crowd looking for trendier shades, @ebadvance LTD lippies for those looking for practical shades that last long, and @krislifekit lippies for those looking for universally flattering shades. . . And for those looking for chic shares, there’s @superfacestudio lip fluid for that. #liquidlipstick #lipstick #💋 #💄 #maybelline #everbilena #kyliecosmetics #carelineph #colourpop #superface #krislifekit #ebadvance #superstaymatteink
[9th to the last flatlay] Let’s talk about lip tints!!! Lip tints have long been around, but it’s only recently that tints have gained so much traction. I think the first one I can remember is the one from Body Shop from way back like year 2001!
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My fave tints are from Etude House and @blackrouge_kr. I’ve also taken a liking to @altheakorea, @ebadvance, @blkcosmeticsph and @romandyou tints. .
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I have yet to roadtest popular tints from @peripera_official, @missha.official, @thefaceshop.official, @innisfreeofficial, @kjmcosmetics and @labiotteofficial! .
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What are your favorite tints? #liptint #립틴트 #tint #틴트 #リップ
[9th to the last flatlay] Let’s talk about lip tints!!! Lip tints have long been around, but it’s only recently that tints have gained so much traction. I think the first one I can remember is the one from Body Shop from way back like year 2001! . . My fave tints are from Etude House and @blackrouge_kr. I’ve also taken a liking to @altheakorea, @ebadvance, @blkcosmeticsph and @romandyou tints. . . I have yet to roadtest popular tints from @peripera_official, @missha.official, @thefaceshop.official, @innisfreeofficial, @kjmcosmetics and @labiotteofficial! . . What are your favorite tints? #liptint #립틴트 #tint #틴트 #リップ
[10th to the last flatlay] Ahhhh how I love @juviasplace. I got the Nubian palette in 2016 and was smitten by how buttery the eyeshadows are and how well they adhere to the skin. I have used the palette on so many special occasions, most importantly on my graduation photo and graduation day. 👩🏻‍🎓 🥰🥰🥰
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I was also amazed by all the colors the brand comes up with, colors that not only look flattering on all skin tones but also colors that “pop” and command the good kind of attention. I could not believe that an “affordable” palette could perform like a coveted high end brand! 🌟🌟🌟
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I’m such a fan of the brand that I ended up getting the Warrior palette, the Saharan palette, the Masquerade palette, and their Saharan blush palette. ✨✨✨ #juviasplace #thenubianpalette #themasqueradepalette #thewarriorpalette #thesaharanpalette
[10th to the last flatlay] Ahhhh how I love @juviasplace. I got the Nubian palette in 2016 and was smitten by how buttery the eyeshadows are and how well they adhere to the skin. I have used the palette on so many special occasions, most importantly on my graduation photo and graduation day. 👩🏻‍🎓 🥰🥰🥰 . . I was also amazed by all the colors the brand comes up with, colors that not only look flattering on all skin tones but also colors that “pop” and command the good kind of attention. I could not believe that an “affordable” palette could perform like a coveted high end brand! 🌟🌟🌟 . . I’m such a fan of the brand that I ended up getting the Warrior palette, the Saharan palette, the Masquerade palette, and their Saharan blush palette. ✨✨✨ #juviasplace #thenubianpalette #themasqueradepalette #thewarriorpalette #thesaharanpalette
[10th to the last flatlay] I thought I’d share some of my fave Japanese products and the popular products I’m trying soon. .
Hatomugi Skin Conditioner has been my longtime favorite as it makes all my skincare get absorbed better. .
Silcott UruUru 1/2 cotton pads are my favorite because they’re thick and don’t tear easily. They’re thick enough to be used as mask packs! .
I’ve also taken a liking to LuLuLun masks as the formulation is good. I just wish the eye holes on the masks were bigger!
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As for trying out, I got curious so I bought Hatomugi skin cream and Candy Doll face powder. .
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I got Utena Premium Puresa masks, Lil Moon lenses, and CanMake Glow Fleur cheeks because these are high ranking products in Japanese social media. We shall see! #japanesebeauty #シルコット #うてな #ハトムギ化粧水 #キャンメイク
[10th to the last flatlay] I thought I’d share some of my fave Japanese products and the popular products I’m trying soon. . Hatomugi Skin Conditioner has been my longtime favorite as it makes all my skincare get absorbed better. . Silcott UruUru 1/2 cotton pads are my favorite because they’re thick and don’t tear easily. They’re thick enough to be used as mask packs! . I’ve also taken a liking to LuLuLun masks as the formulation is good. I just wish the eye holes on the masks were bigger! . . As for trying out, I got curious so I bought Hatomugi skin cream and Candy Doll face powder. . . I got Utena Premium Puresa masks, Lil Moon lenses, and CanMake Glow Fleur cheeks because these are high ranking products in Japanese social media. We shall see! #japanesebeauty #シルコット #うてな #ハトムギ化粧水 #キャンメイク
[11th to the last flatlay] Been a silent watcher of how @skinpotions grew so much in just a few years time! Their lipsticks were among the first local brands to really understand Pinay skintones, and the nice thing is how they got better and better with product offerings and packaging. It’s safe to say that this local brand ‘made it.’ #skinpotions #lipcake #jetsetterpalette #highlighter #lipstick
[11th to the last flatlay] Been a silent watcher of how @skinpotions grew so much in just a few years time! Their lipsticks were among the first local brands to really understand Pinay skintones, and the nice thing is how they got better and better with product offerings and packaging. It’s safe to say that this local brand ‘made it.’ #skinpotions #lipcake #jetsetterpalette #highlighter #lipstick
Crushing on these life-proof tints from @merzy_official! 💋💋💋The shades are refreshing as they have several coral toned shades, and a lot of brown based ones, too. ✨✨✨Thank you @charis_celeb 🥰🥰 #머지 #charisceleb
Crushing on these life-proof tints from @merzy_official! 💋💋💋The shades are refreshing as they have several coral toned shades, and a lot of brown based ones, too. ✨✨✨Thank you @charis_celeb 🥰🥰 #머지 #charisceleb
If you’re looking for maple toned Korean lippies but want it to be in liquid lipstick format, then you’ll love @withme_official’s Signal Velvet Lip Master! #립틴트 #틴트 #위드미 #kbeauty #charisceleb
If you’re looking for maple toned Korean lippies but want it to be in liquid lipstick format, then you’ll love @withme_official’s Signal Velvet Lip Master! #립틴트 #틴트 #위드미 #kbeauty #charisceleb
Pretty tints from @covernine_official 💋💋💋 Thank you @charis_celeb #charis #covernine #립틴트 #커버나인 #틴트
Pretty tints from @covernine_official 💋💋💋 Thank you @charis_celeb #charis #covernine #립틴트 #커버나인 #틴트
Finally! No more guessing! @maybelline #MadeForAll collection is the summary of thousands of trials on 50 women by Maybelline top makeup artists. They rounded up the most flattering shade for each major lipstick color category and came up with this stunning 7-piece collection. Christmas shopping is gonna be 10000x easier now as you’re sure your recipient will look great in any of these @maybellinephshop shades! #Maybelline #MaybellinePH #MakeItHappen #MNYitLOOK
Finally! No more guessing! @maybelline #MadeForAll collection is the summary of thousands of trials on 50 women by Maybelline top makeup artists. They rounded up the most flattering shade for each major lipstick color category and came up with this stunning 7-piece collection. Christmas shopping is gonna be 10000x easier now as you’re sure your recipient will look great in any of these @maybellinephshop shades! #Maybelline #MaybellinePH #MakeItHappen #MNYitLOOK
What’s new from @silkygirl.ph? A lot!!! They brought in the No Sebum Powder, eyeshadow palettes, OMG! Powder Matte lipsticks, and so much more. They now have cushion refills, too! You can also remove your makeup comfortably with their gel type and milk type makeup removers. So many things to be excited over! #Silkygirl #SilkygirlPH #SilkygirlCosmetics
What’s new from @silkygirl.ph? A lot!!! They brought in the No Sebum Powder, eyeshadow palettes, OMG! Powder Matte lipsticks, and so much more. They now have cushion refills, too! You can also remove your makeup comfortably with their gel type and milk type makeup removers. So many things to be excited over! #Silkygirl #SilkygirlPH #SilkygirlCosmetics
Lipsticks with the shine of 4000 pearls in them? Yeap, @avonPH MARK Lip Prism Lipsticks have it in them! ✨✨✨This range comes in 9 vibrant shades in a flattering, lustrous finish. 💋💋💋If you love the colors of AVON True Color lipsticks but do not want a 100% matte texture, you’ll love these. Ask your AVON lady about these today! MarkLipPrism #MakeAnEpicMARK #AVON #avonPH
Lipsticks with the shine of 4000 pearls in them? Yeap, @avonPH MARK Lip Prism Lipsticks have it in them! ✨✨✨This range comes in 9 vibrant shades in a flattering, lustrous finish. 💋💋💋If you love the colors of AVON True Color lipsticks but do not want a 100% matte texture, you’ll love these. Ask your AVON lady about these today! MarkLipPrism #MakeAnEpicMARK #AVON #avonPH
The pop princess’ makeup brand! 🎵🎵🎵@popstudioph will have to be the most practical celeb makeup launch ever as the products all have dual functions—lip tint with lipstick (in one tube), blush with contour (in one pan), mattifying and color powder (also in one pan). 🎶🎶🎶 Hindi kailangang pumunta ng kilometrong layo as you can get these babies online at @lazadaph and @shopee_ph! 🧡

#popstudioph #YourBeautyFriendForever #SarahGeronimo #SarahG
The pop princess’ makeup brand! 🎵🎵🎵@popstudioph will have to be the most practical celeb makeup launch ever as the products all have dual functions—lip tint with lipstick (in one tube), blush with contour (in one pan), mattifying and color powder (also in one pan). 🎶🎶🎶 Hindi kailangang pumunta ng kilometrong layo as you can get these babies online at @lazadaph and @shopee_ph! 🧡 #popstudioph #YourBeautyFriendForever #SarahGeronimo #SarahG
Finally! An anti-aging range that people with sensitive skin can use! @avenephilippines PhysioLift brings together the precision of Ascofilline™10kDa (replenishes collagen in the dermis), Hyaluronic Acid Mono Oligomers (small hyaluronic acid oligomers to have a deeper penetration into skin and easier absorption), and Pre-Tocopheryl (to protect the skin from oxidative stress). The best part is this is enriched with their Thermal Spring Water and help to reverse the signs of aging while providing relief for those suffering from dermatological problems. Find these at selected dermatologist offices in the Metro! #ThermalSpringWater #SensitiveSkin #Soothing #AvenePH #AvenePhysioLift
Finally! An anti-aging range that people with sensitive skin can use! @avenephilippines PhysioLift brings together the precision of Ascofilline™10kDa (replenishes collagen in the dermis), Hyaluronic Acid Mono Oligomers (small hyaluronic acid oligomers to have a deeper penetration into skin and easier absorption), and Pre-Tocopheryl (to protect the skin from oxidative stress). The best part is this is enriched with their Thermal Spring Water and help to reverse the signs of aging while providing relief for those suffering from dermatological problems. Find these at selected dermatologist offices in the Metro! #ThermalSpringWater #SensitiveSkin #Soothing #AvenePH #AvenePhysioLift
Ssshhhhhh!!! 🤫🤫🤫 @dove secretly went around and collected lily, lotus, cone flower and extracted the good stuff to make Dove Nourishing Secrets. 🌸🌼🌻🌹🥀🌺They already did all the research of all the beauty rituals of people around the world, adapted all the best plants, and streamlined them in these products. The fragrance is amazing!!! #dovenourishingsecrets #dove #doveph
Ssshhhhhh!!! 🤫🤫🤫 @dove secretly went around and collected lily, lotus, cone flower and extracted the good stuff to make Dove Nourishing Secrets. 🌸🌼🌻🌹🥀🌺They already did all the research of all the beauty rituals of people around the world, adapted all the best plants, and streamlined them in these products. The fragrance is amazing!!! #dovenourishingsecrets #dove #doveph
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