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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!



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showtime: Jaizel


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

Sweet Secret

I must confess, I am a true makeup hoarder. I have about a hundred of everything in every colour – lip gloss, lipstick, blush, eyeshadow, nail name it!
If there’s one thing I take seriously, it’s my eyeliner. I swear to you, I’ve tried just about every single type of eyeliner known to woman. Kohl, liquid pen, angled brush, thin brush, pricey products…everything!
It never goes on right, it dries out, rubs off, it’s uneven. Ladies, you know what I mean!
I wear eyeliner almost everyday and I have cat eye addiction (please help). Anyway, for some reason this product caught my eye even though I already had a crap load of different brands at home (hoarding of course).

I am telling you it is a damn miracle. May I introduce to you the PERFECT eyeliner!

This is Maybelline’s Eye Studio Gel. I use it in “Blackest Black”. Ever since I’ve been wearing it, I’ve been asked by many women “what kind of eyeliner are you using?”
It’s waterproof (great for lining your water line and tight lining), lasts 24 hours, smudge proof, intense colour, and contact lens safe!
It also comes with a simple brush that glides on your eyelid like BUTTA. Perfect, clean cat eye all the time, even for newbies!

I have already recommended this to a few of my friends and they LOVE IT! So I would like to share it all with you lovelies!
You can get it at any drug store, and it looks like this!

I would love to know how it works out for you!


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Nails I do adore

Today, I was looking for the perfect high-waited ponts (FAIL). BTW has anyone else noticed how inconsistent American Apparel fittings are??!?!!? I tried on 10 pairs of the same ponts in the same size (yes, I said PONTS), and they ALL fit differently! Weird. Either that or my booty couldn’t fit in dem jeans!
Since I failed on my mission, I stumbled on some cute new nail polishes at AA to somewhat make up for the disappointment and treated myself to a 3 for $17.50 red light special.

Can you find them?

ohhhhhhh…I lost them amongst the 5 ga-jillion other ones.
I’m well on my way to becoming a guest on Hoarders.

I’m craving salami.

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