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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!

xo

 

Posted In: Beauty, Makeup, photography
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grainin’ on that wood

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Grainin’ on that wood. Gra-grainin’ on that wood.
Surfboard.
More like SNOWboard.
How about that snow huh?
Ugh.

Anyway. Who says you can’t wear short skirts in the winter (or at work)? Black opaque tights my friends. OPAQUE is the word of the day. Opaque can keep you from lookin’ like one big ratchet hoe. Opaque keeps things sexy + classy at the same time. Opaque, makes shorts and skirts acceptable in the work place. Opaque, is your winter friend.
This number is my favourite to wear to work, and really brightens up those dull winter snow days. A little bit of layering (with black OPAQUE tights) goes a long way.

Stay warm cool cats!
xo

long sleeve: Joe Fresh
skirt: H&M
tights: H&M (opacity 100%) bahah
wedges: Michael Kors
infinity scarf: H&M
purse: LV

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showtime: Jaizel

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Oh, sweet Jaizel, how do I love thee, let me count the ways!
She’s the perfect sugary cookie packed with sweetness and lots of sprinkles. She is also the little sister I never had. To me, she’s Baby girl.
Years ago, she would always be the first in line to ask me for help with her makeup during dance recitals and shows.
I always wondered why this cute little thing was always asking me for help, but nonetheless I had fun putting on her makeup, and she had fun letting me. She had so much fun, and loved it so much, the next day she told me she slept with the full face of makeup I put on for her, and never wanted to wash her face again.
Well I must have done something right.

Here’s one of many times Jaizel has shown up at my door. I gave her a sultry makeup look and side swept curls to complement her sexy black dress for a wedding as a guest. Cute + sexy? Dang. I’m pretty sure Angelo wasn’t looking at his dinner. ;)

And to this day, Jaizel is still the first in line with me at shows and recitals, and will literally karate chop your face and body slam you if you dare to bud in front of her. She’s at my door often too (haha). I don’t know how to make her more beautiful than she already is. She is one of the most kindest, loyal people you’ll ever meet. She’ll be there to always listen and give unlimited hugs, and she’ll be there to laugh until she cries and pees her pants.
I love my little sister.

Thank you Baby girl for giving me that confidence and trusting my hands with your face. Love you pau. (Tell T to leave the room so I can put your eyeliner on).

Posted In: Beauty, Makeup, People I <3, photography
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royal winter fair.

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Wow. Just realized this is my first outfit post of 2014. Dang! I finally found a moment when it wasn’t frost-bite degrees to take advantage of the beautiful scenery and lighting snow has to offer.
This has got to be one of my favourite looks to wear. The classic equestrian/rider look. I get a lot of “hey where’s your horse?” or “going riding today?” comments. Haha. Yes and yes. It’s all good, I guess people get it!
Nothing screams elegance like detailed knits, skinny trousers and dem knee-high boots, not to mention the ability to accessorize for days. You’ll look straight outta Ralph Lauren’s look-book. Timeless, classic, elegant, sleek, smart… we like all of those things in a lady.
Loving my Zara leather zip gloves! They are versatile with all kinds of looks!

I need a tan.

gloves, necklace & blouse: Zara
sweater: Aritzia
trousers: Joe Fresh
tote: 3.1 Philip Lim for Target
coat: Mackage
boots: Enzo Angiolini

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