showtime: Mabel

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Geez. I had WAY too much fun with this sweetie pie!
Meet Mabel. She’s fun, spunky, daring, and did I mention gorge?
Mabel trusted me to do pretty much whatever I wanted, so I went with a sultry sexy smoky eye for her engagement photoshoot, complete with drama-for-your-mama lashes (Mabel’s natural lashes are already astonishing). The look definitely suits her lively personality!
She also informed me of her peeve of very oily skin, which causes her makeup to slide easy with minimal lasting power. For Mabel’s oily skin, I used BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector™ before applying foundation and I kid you not, even Mabel was surprised her face remained freshly matte all day long!

My Valentine’s day is already booked and I wouldn’t have it any other way!  I just cannot WAIT to get you and your girls dolled up on your special day!

Posted In: Beauty, Makeup, People I <3, photography


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I was never one for animal prints, but there is something about leopard that has me going wild (insert big piece of cheese here – no pun intended! What?).
This unpredictable weather is perfect for mid length coats and layering. I get cold easily so pairing this bad mama-leopard-jama with a thick knit sweater is perfect for those unexpected bitch slap cold winds.
Boyfriend jeans and toques? Yes please! All year round!

What’s best about this fuzzy faux fur coat? All the hugs I get!

And Spring, you need to stop playin’ or I’ll call the Thundercats…HOOOOOOOO!

Gloves, sweater, bf jeans, coat: Zara
Booties: Rag & Bone
Purse: Louis Vuitton
Toque: American Apparel
Shades: M by MJ
Earrings: Bauble Bar

Thank you HA for photos!

Posted In: Fashion, Outfits, photography

showtime: Sarah & Jonald’s Wedding


I had the absolute honor & privilege of being Sarah’s makeup artist for her and her stunning bridesmaids on the most special day of her life. The day was nothing but fun, love all around, great times and good ‘mana’. =)

Mahalo Sarah, for the confidence you had in me, and for giving me this opportunity! You are SO beautiful! Congrats to you and Jonald <3

Photography by: Studio 2000

Posted In: Beauty, People I <3, photography

showtime: Nga

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Beautiful natural beauty Nga is my friend Thanh’s older sister whom I met the day she came for her trial.
Lucky for me, Thanh convinced her sister that I would be what she was looking for in a makeup artist for her wedding.

Nga was very confident in the look that she wanted for her wedding. She handed me a photo of a face with extremely natural, and subtle nude makeup.
Sure, not a problem.

I did exactly as the photo showed me. When I gave her the mirror, her reaction wasn’t what I initially thought. First, she wasn’t used to her face having that much makeup on. Second, she realized that the photo she chose wasn’t really for her. After judging the look of her glamorous style wedding dress, we all agreed that more dramatic lashes and a full berry lip would do the trick. She looked in the mirror again, and she fell in love, as she should have to begin with. =)

…And Thanh was right. Nga was convinced and signed me up! I can’t wait to be a part of your special day!



Posted In: Beauty, Makeup, photography