Thursday, August 21, 2014

How Red Velvet's Wendy Got Casted by SM [Exclusive Interview, Former Producer]

Disclaimer: This is the ORIGINAL interview with  Canadian producer"Gentleman Bear" (Jorge Toledo-Ramirez) about Wendy Son from Red Velvet. Any replication/ trans. without permission, of this article, is a copyright offense. The facts are validated and confirmed in  Toledo-Ramirez's follow-up article HERE.

La-la-la, happiness! I know Jorge Toledo-Ramirez (AKA "Gentleman Bear"), writer of popular blog Rhythm.Connection and music producer, has just come forward with a secret about SM's new 4-member group "Red Velvet". Remember the blue-haired diva with the killer vocals? That's Wendy Son, the 20 year old star of "Happiness", who emerged from Richmond Hill, Canada!

"I discovered her back in 2011 after attending an event hosted by Cube Entertainment in Vancouver, " says Toledo-Ramirez, "We were working on a track together until early 2012 when she was casted by SM. " 

Friday, August 15, 2014

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot- Primer [REVIEW/PHOTOS]

My MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot - Soft Ochre Shade
I hate when eyeshadow begins melting down your face midway through the day.  Being a MAC fan, I stopped by a store to ask about a product that can be used as a primer.  The employee directed me to the Longwear Paint Pot, though as I later read online, not everyone uses as an eye primer. Generally, MAC has good ethical principles with the making of their products.


This one is a doozy.  I threw away my receipt, but it was somewhere around $30 for this pot.  However, only a small amount of product is needed so I expect this to last a long time.


Like many MAC products, it is a transparent glass base, with a rather cheap and plasticky black lid.  It's a bit heavy and takes up unnecessary space in my makeup bag, but I always take it with me.

Application & Wear

I'm using the "Soft Ochre" shade, which has a yellow/warm tone to it- Good for many East Asian skins. There are other shades to match whatever skintone you have.

The texture of the primer is very thick, so it takes a bit more effort to smear on.  It blends in well with the skin though. Here, I've only used a small amount (fingertip amount) on my lids:

Smeared on Paint Pot base onto my eyelids.
Here is what the product looks like on my finger