Slowly but surely. I’m still trying to get comfortable with putting myself out there like ‘marketing’, ‘promoting’, or more like showing my work. I’m not one to be like “Hey look what I did and maybe let me do your makeup”. But I’m trying, promise!!! So started a Facebook Page because I know a lot of people get exposure on there. So please go like and share my page. Thank You!
Natural beaut Kim and I had a chance to work with during Kim’s Valentine’s Day Boudoir sessions. She was a pleasure to work with and such a sweetheart. Can we talk about her cute cheek bones!? I absolutely loved doing her hair also, it was already full of volume just enhanced it with flowing waves.
Makeup: Make Up Forever HD Foundation, Laura Mercier Secret Setting Powder, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso, Hard Candy Tiki Bronzer, BH Cosmetics Day and Night Palette, Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, NYX Natural Lip Liner, Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in Naked
Hair: Conical curling wand, Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play Volumizing Hairspray
Big thank you to Nancy aka Beautysins [Beautysins.wordpress.com] for nominating me for the Shine On Award! Means a bunch.
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7 random facts about me:
1. Live in the smallest state ; Rhode Island
2. Beauty Ambassador for Bare Minerals and employee at Adidas , complete opposite
3. Obsessed with Pretty Little Liars, Ravenswood , but who isn’t !!?
4. Born in the Philippines
5. Hair is naturally curly and has drastically been “tamed” by all the damage i put it through
6. I’m really bad at math
7. I love Nicholas Sparks books and movies
Worked along side @KimLynPhotography with my sweetest A on her boudoir session. How pretty does she look! Minimal hair and makeup was required for this natural beaut. Her beauty and personality truely shown in her pictures, Kim did such a gorgeous job capturing it! I lovvveeed working with these two.
Products used: Sonia kashuk concealer quad, make up forever hd foundation, Sonia Kashuk cream bronzer, Laura Mercier setting powder, Benefit hoola bronzer, BH Cosmetics blush and da&night pallette, Urban Decay Naked 2, Clinique volumizing mascara. Hair: Conical curling wand
Sorry for being MIA ! Through Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and even my Baby Girl’s 4th birthday . But I’m coming back .
Current obsession while I was gone; Anastasia of Beverly Hills Lavish Palette and my new lens for my Sony NEX-5n .
I’ve been loving the lavish palette since I bought it back in November. This is my first eyeshadow palette from Anastasia, I always opted to her eyebrow pencils, gels, and tweezers (amazing stuff i tell you) but this palette is so gorgeous! And a great value, it came with a double ended brush, full size tweezers (which alone is $20), full size eyeliner, and sample size of the perfect brow pencil and ofcourse the gorg palette and for only $40. Unfortunately it was limited edition for the holidays but if you can get your hands on it – get it!!! The colors are amazing and so easy to blend out.
Next loving item of the moment is my new lens! I have a Sony NEX-5N, I’m no where close to knowing what I’m doing with my camera but i know the basics and excited to learn. I’ve had it for a year now and haven’t seem to find time to learn much. But my boyfriend surprised me with a 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens for Christmas! I bought this camera because it was portable with both easy point and shoot settings along with options of DSLR cameras have. I always used the macro setting cause I love capturing details and close up of what I love the most. The macro setting was sub-par and didn’t really do much for me so now that I have this lens I AM IN LOVE!
Amazing, inspiring, loving, and talented Aunt of mine! I’m so happy and proud of her!
It’s official. My website is finally up and running. Honestly, I couldn’t have done it without the help of Showit and SiteHouse. They made the process so easy. Love them! I knew I wanted a simple and clean design and Promise had so many gorgeous designs to choose from. She is simply amazing. It took me a few weeks to actually customize my site but I kept putting it off because I was afraid to put myself out there. Honest truth. But I decided to suck it up and just do it! So here is a preview of MY WEBSITE! I hope you will go check it out and leave me some love! Also make sure you Like my Facebook Page!
if it is to be ; its up to me
As my Friday night plans fall through, I find myself sitting on the couch while Anaya contently plays around the house. I’m a bit bummed that I’m not out enjoying the night with girlfriends but again it’s’ nice to just sit , relax, and watch TV. What do you know, Coyote Ugly, one of my all time favorite movies to watch is playing on cable. I’m not that bummed out anymore!
While watching and reciting line of the movie, I admire Violet Sanders or “Jersey” for knowing she overcomes her fears of stage fright. She’s great! She follows her feelings, does what she thinks is best, and in the end achieves her dreams. I’m sitting here admiring her because her path and story is what I want to achieve. No, I’m not going to go to New York and work as a dancing and singing ‘coyote’ at a bar but I am going to find ways to do what I want ; beauty, fashion. Like Violet, I just need to find the first step and go without an hesitation. She went against her father, left Jersey with little money, no job, and minimal music equipment. Step by step here people because I don’t even have the courage to tell my dad I want to do makeup and go to cosmetology school. Ugh, i know – frustrating. I took one small step into telling my ‘o so supporting’ mother but she instantly shot me down. My parents are so hung up on me going for nursing degree. Granted, it’s a much more fitting place to be for a career to support Anaya but geebers , I can’t even pass anatomy!
I’ve come to a conclusion that my stage fright comes from my parents and refuse to disappoint them. But I need to be happy too , right ? Can I please get Violet to mentor me in her ways. I need her ballsy attitude and tell people I am going to be what I want and not what they want. With watching the movie you’ll see that Violet has a cute support system in her boyfriend. Thank goodness that I have a few also! With my own supportive boyfriend and a few other family members that think I should put aside nursing to put first what I really want, one of my biggest supports is my auntie Kim! She tells me how it is, where I need to improve, and forget what people say. We’re both trying to achieve our passions and getting over insecurities together and I honestly wouldn’t have asked for anyone else to go through this journey with. Shout outs to you girl ! I Love you !
Violet’s stage fright includes her being afraid of singing in front of people. My stage fright includes not being comfortable as a makeup artist or hair stylist. Whenever Violet sings alone, she has fun and you can see the passion in her song writing. Whenever I do my own hair and makeup I actually feel pretty and I also have fun while in the whole getting dolled up process. Our problem is knowing we have potential in what we want but are stuck because we are afraid of not being accepted. Violet overcame that problem. Fingers crossed that I can too.
This blog had no intentions of being lengthy. It’s a lot easier to see someone afraid of doing something they want and overcoming it. It also gives a little motivation, regardless if it’s just a movie. I love beauty and feeling good about myself. I just want to share that feeling with other people. Makeup isn’t permanent, it shouldn’t be taken seriously. If something makes you feel prettier and confident about yourself why not wear it? Full beat face, just a dab of lipstick, or good eyebrow shading; depending on my mood, makeup makes me feel so much pulled together. A change in hair color or extension of lashes could change your whole look, but regardless of what you look like, it shouldn’t matter .. as long as your personality stays true and the same. Making people feel comfortable, open, and beautiful about themselves is really all I want to achieve while doing hair and makeup. I love looking at people comfortable being themselves, in their own style!
Like every Thursday , everyone throws up their ‘Throwback Thursday’ pictures on ever social network. I know you guys know what I’m talking about. It’s hard to avoid. I can’t help but to always look at Anaya’s baby pictures (like an obsessive mom that I am, I do it everyday .. shhh, don’t tell nobody). Life has been flying by with no speed limit, it should be illegal! Anaya will be 4 in January, freaking crazy. As days go by I can see little differences on how she’s growing. From her changes in look to her height, vocabulary and even her change in laugh. Her laugh is still cute but it’s not the ‘baby’ one we all love. Regardless, even til today she still assures me that she’ll always be my baby girl. ♥
Disney on ice ! Disney on ice ! Disney on ice ! I couldn’t tell you who gets more excited this time of year .. my daughter or me ? Me , of course ! Ok , fine .. its a tie . As soon as Disney on Ice advertised on TV she immediately turned to me with the most excited smile possible asking when we’re going . This girl has me wrapped around her fingers .. she already knew I was planning it . This year was her second Disney on Ice . Last year she was only 2 years old and was only amused by the princess segment . Repunzel , her BFF from the start . She obviously took Repunzel with her , duhh
How cute can she get !!!? She was so happy while mom, dad, and grandma’s pockets where crying out for help! That cool little light she is loving was a whopping $28 . Yes , we need to learn how to say no . But let’s be honest , why wouldn’t you to see that smile ? On top of the cool light toy came with dough boys , cotton candy , chicken nuggets , drinks , and Mickey ears . We couldn’t leave this experience without Mickey ears . I love memorable and happy experiences , regardless of expensive toys and gadgets .. I wouldn’t change that night for the world .
This year’s ice show was focused on Celebrations around the world. Birthday, Brazil’s Carnival, Luau, First day of spring in China, Holiday, Halloween, Valentine’s, and even Summer vacation! And how could you forget the Princess’ and their prince charming’s. Princess Jasmine, Ariel, Tiana, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, so on and so on BUT Repunzel ! My baby Anaya almost in tears because Repunzel and Eugine did not show. booooooooooo ! Half way through the show and Anaya wanted nothing to do with it anymore all because her best friend didn’t show up. How could they forget to invite her! As we thought Anaya completely checked out the show .. Disney always comes up with something better. Aloha , Lilo and Stich came to save the day !