June 30, 2011

A Sneak Peek Tour --Rolling Makeup Train Case


Hey loves, 
I'm back again with a quick sneak peek tour of my new train case. Anyways, a couple of days ago I have mentioned on both my twitter and personal facebook account that my boyfriend got me a rolling makeup train case for our 2 year anniversary & it just happened that it arrived a few weeks earlier prior to our actual anniversary. 

If you follow my blog and read my posts you would know that I'm a freelance makeup artist, & as a makeup artist, having a durable train case is definitely an essential must. But as a makeup artist with a small budget, it was difficult for me to get a bigger and better train case for my ever growing kit and I've always wanted to get a rolling train case but I just didn't have enough money. But yeah, thankfully my awesome boyfriend got me one & I couldn't be happier and more grateful.

I'm excited and happy beyond words. Not only do have so much room for all of my stuff but it looks more professional now. I really love the fact that I don't have to carry two separate train cases on a gig. I'm just really really happy and I feel so blessed to have such an amazing boyfriend who supports and understands me. 

Anyways, I should stop blabbing & get on with the pics.

Do keep in mind that I am still missing a few items on my kit, but I am working hard to get those missing items ;) 

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FRONT

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BACK & SIDE

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Black on black exterior

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2 in 1

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Top half of the train case.
(the little slits that you see on the sides make the dividers adjustable, which is great!)


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my un-depotted MAC single shadows, eyeliners-- pencils & cream, mascaras, etc.


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loose eye shadows, depotted lipsticks & lipstick palette, face powders & primers, blushes


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tinted moisturizers & concealers, tools, business cards

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handsanitizers, lip balms of all sorts, makeup remover wipes & anti bacterial wipes, facial mists/ setting spray

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tons of eyelashes, brush rolls, brush belt, eyeshadow palettes, salon cape, q-tips/ cotton balls/ sponges

Also, you may have noticed that I do use a wide variety of products, from high-end to low-end items. I think it's very important to do that because not everyone has the same skin or will have the same reaction to the same product, which is why I wanted to combine all the products that I've tested on myself as well as on others that I have previously done makeup for.

ANYWAYS, I'LL DO A SEPARATE TOUR VIA YOUTUBE VIDEO SO YOU CAN SEE EVERYTHING BETTER. WOULD YOU GUYS LIKE THAT?

PS. I JUST REALIZED THAT I COULD TOTALLY USE THIS TRAIN CASE AS A LUGGAGE IF EVER I NEED TO HAUL AN EXTRA ONE ;) hahaha! jk! it's too heavy --26lbs by itself. lmao!

Summer in Peach Chiffon


Hey loves,
I'm so sorry that I haven't been able to update this blog as often as I would like to. It's been such a crazy month lately. Aside from being busy with family-oriented stuff, I've also been sick & suffered from hives & a fever for an entire week =/ It was so horrible! Anyways, I'm back on my feet and ready to blog once again :)  

So, here's an OOTD from a couple of weeks ago.

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Peach Sleeveless Dress from LOVE
Gray Round Toe Pumps from AMI Club Wear
Feather Earrings from Ebay
Vintage Cat Eye Sunglasses from Sunglasswearhouse

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FASHION FOCUS: PASTEL & CHIFFON
So whenever we think of pastel or chiffon we automatically think of Spring right? Well, it's not just Spring where we can wear these items at the same time. This summer, pastels and chiffon can be worn as well.
As the weather gets hotter, we want something that's light weight and definitely not something dark, as we all know, the darker the color is, the "hotter" we feel. And no, not the good kind of "hot" either ;)

Anyways, LOVE carries a whole site of chiffon tops & dresses that are perfect for all seasons. This peach sleeveless dress was an amazing addition to my closet full of dresses, as it carries that vintage-feminine feel that I absolutely long for when it comes to dresses. This vintage-femmy dress cuts a little above the knee making it modest enough to be worn at church on Sundays. It has subtle pleating on the neck & waist area. The dress also has an elastic band on the waist to accentuate that certain part of the body more. It also includes the skinny waist belt to singe the waist and to add a little bit of something to this plain dress.

The only downside to the type of fabric is that it isn't wrinkle resistant which may bring you a tad bit of a problem, if you just toss your dresses around. Nonetheless, I'm definitely loving chiffon and pastels this season.


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June 8, 2011

Victorian Era & 1920's Flapper Meets Avant Garde


Ok, so I know I've been talking way too long about this huge photo shoot that I was taking part in. Anyways, it finally happened last Saturday & the pictures are up! So, I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I do.

CONCEPT/ THEME
So, this shoot's whole concept is quite complex, but basically, it's kind of like a mesh of the ideals of beauty back in the Victorian period as well as the 1920's Flapper days. I wanted to make sure I incorporate bits and pieces from those two certain periods while combining a sort of yin & yang vibe to compare and contrast the fashion back in 1920's Flapper period of women empowerment & liberalism to the Victorian era where women wore corsets to keep them in their place.

Aside from that surface concept, I wanted to modernize the look a bit more...ok, maybe a lot more. I wanted to add this avant garde feel in conjunction with the original look. Which is why this shoot is anything but traditional. Which is another reason why I loved & enjoyed it.

Regardless of its simplistic complexity, the shoot is all about the beauty that women have through out the ages and that strength and power women have in the society. 

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Photographer: Peter Ricacho of Upstart Photos
Models: Katelyn Berghorst & Ashley Pinkston
Makeup Artist: Nikki Sison
Hair Stylist: Gretchen Bagaoisan
Wardrobe Stylist: Nikki Sison

Clothes Provided by: Mode-5

Also, here are some BTS (behind the scene) photos of the shoot.
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She's about 5'9- 5'10 --plus she's wearing heels on VS. me....5'2.5- 5'3 lol

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Overall, the shoot was a blast! The models were great as always and my dear photographer friend was beyond amazing & of course, my counterpart "on-the-spot" hair stylist did exceptionally well. I enjoyed every minute of it & would definitely love to work with these wonderful people once again.

Also, I would like to thank my friend Saadia at Mode-5 for providing the wardrobe for the said shoot. The dresses were fabulous <3



PLEASE DO NOT COPY OR REDISTRIBUTE THESE PHOTOS WITHOUT MY CONSENT.