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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: 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

showtime: Sarah

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Sarah, a.k.a Sarahrella, is such a gorgeous, natural beauty with such amazing features (um hi, luscious lips to die for?) and a heart to match! She needs absolute no makeup and rarely wears it. I had so much fun giving her a nice warm, flawless, daytime look for her bridal shower, pumping up all her amazingness. I also did her hair, giving her sexy volumizing waves to compliment her makeup.

Sarah and I first met at a Hawaiian dance school. Her sweet, caring and friendly personality easily lead us to become great friends. She is actually the reason why I finally decided to take the leap and turn my makeup hobby official. After years of having lots of fun putting makeup on my fellow dancers for shows, recitals and parties, Sarah had a very important question for me during her engagement. She asked me to do makeup for her, and her entire bridal party for her upcoming wedding, and wasn’t interested in asking anyone else. Naturally, I reacted by freezing up into a statue, looking straight at her like a deer in the headlights like she was nuts. Immediately, I declined. I admitted that I was not up to par with other MUA’s or as experienced. I felt inadequate and unqualified to do such a job without an official makeup certification. Her immediate answer?
“I don’t care.”

I did, however, and signed up for beauty school at once.
Well Sarahrella, I thank you a million for that final push, and the all the confidence you had in me. Love you pau, sista. <3

Gorgeous Sarah & her beautiful bridal party post to come soon. Stay tuned.






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showtime: CJ


CJ is one of my longest and closest friends, we grew up together since elementary school, our friendship and bond continues to flourish and grow stronger. I don’t know I would do without her in my life!

Not only is CJ amazingly stunning, but she is one of the most strongest (physically and mentally. haha) women I know in real life, with a beauty like no other. She’s one of those girls that you can confide in and tell your deepest secrets to. She’ll know exactly what to say, and give you perspective that you would’ve never thought of. She has a true spirit about her that just glows whenever you see her. Truly genuine and one of a kind.

I was honoured when she asked me to do her makeup for her bridal shower, and MC her wedding. CJ is already so beautiful, so she doesn’t need much. She likes to be as natural as possible, with a little bit of glam.
I used individual lashes for his look as opposed to full ones to maintain natural beauty, and enhance all her amazing features.

CJ is now happily married now to the love of her life, Ray, who is equally amazingly awesome. Their wedding was definitely one to remember.

How can you not fall in love with that face?


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