the.makeup.solace


upcoming shoot!

its TGIF and im getting all excited for another shoot tomorrow! for those who do not know, i’ve recently been working with 3 photographer friends and we’re hoping to explore more into providing wedding photography services. well, nothing is concrete yet but as of now, we’re just enjoying the motion of building our portfolio as a team..

here are two of the gowns designed and tailored by chad, yes he’s one of the 3 photographers as well. but he does alot of the styling part too. 🙂

ken and jess are so nice to be our model for tomorrow’s shoot! these were some photos taken during her wedding in nov last yr. and im deeply honoured to be their makeup artist for that day.

yesssss i knowwwww, very pretty right! hee. btw shes also the very nice and friendly owner of www.missqueenie.com! do check out her online boutique – many nice pieces at affordable prices!

and yay, i cant wait to meet them tomorrow! x)

i went sephora few days back and i went ecstatic upon seeing this….

yes! its a set of 6 makeup forever eyeliners; 1 actual size with 5 mini ones. @ only $58! it’s definitely one of the best pencil eyeliners ard.. and heee, im a big fan of the cool colours! namely the turquoise, purple and navy blue. 😉

smiley face in black. colours in order: dark gray, turquoise, purple, navy blue and brown! how versatile and easy to use colours!

and something pretty to shareeeeee…………….

snaps of my pretty pretty gelish manicure and pedicure! they are lovingly done by my friend, eunice, and im so happy to have her. shes the only one i know whom does mani/pedi with NEW sets of files and buffs. shes very particular on nail hygiene and i really value that alot.

before i knew eunice as my nail artist, i nv knew using the same buffers/files on many different customers could bring upon certain complications. if a manicurist were to use a used file on you, and previously filed a person’s nails that were infected, chances are you’ll get affected too, without you even knowing. and sadly, i was one of the uninformed victims. boo. 😦

but all is well! im still blessed because i have eunice now! forever having happy, healthy nails awaiting! 🙂 *muah*


the wedding affair

now that my journey with shu has officially ended, im having more time to think and conceptualize ideas i’ve been hogging on for so long. ❤ all is well.. i guess its right. when God closes one door for you, its all because He has opened another one for you. to my dreams, fighting!

anyway! been contemplating long to restart my blogging routine but work just doesnt allow or grant me enough discipline for this. now that i’m on my break! let me turn back time and bring out some works of recent, at least this yr ok? 🙂 many would have already saw some of these on facebook, nonetheless, here’s a more complete one w captions k. 😉

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jean clearing mirror stains

spot jean’s tiny heart shape ❤

one of my favourite shots that day! 🙂 jean and champagne.

and here’s from the 2nd half of the day! 🙂

yesyes the 2nd look of the night got so many of us excited! we absolutely adore shu uemura lashes! so happy to be working with a “daring” bride!

ending off with a photo of us! too bad i havent get to see a grp photo of the duo and i. 😦 but will add on to this entry when i see it!

photo credits: jean’s sister MAY, photographer BENJAMIN, and my iphone 🙂


“my spoon story”

heyy. came across this some time back but just thought i shld share it with you guys.

shes like one of my favourite person to check out on youtube everytime and i envy her inexhaustible creativity.  im sure you’ll enjoy this video even if you didnt think it was that useful.. haha! asahi sasaki really takes great effort to make her videos simple and interesting to watch. and shes uber cute and cranky! in this video, “my spoon story” teaches us some techniques on eyelining (cat-eyed), curling of lashes and mascara application.

but honestly, the way of using the spoon to curl lashes is kinda freaky. just make sure your lashes are strong enough to stay rooted. also, the curl effect wouldnt be as effective as using an eyelash curler. so.. dont risk. continue using your eyelash curler unless your baby brother ate it up or smthg.. lol. and as for eyeliner drawing, you basically still need a pair of hands stable enough to draw a straight line, because the spoon was mainly used to draw the tapered end of the eyeliner.

enjoy! 🙂