Random stories and photos of me.

Skills Upgrade – Airbrush Make-up

As a make-up artist, I always try my best to find ways to keep myself updated to what’s lastest and current.  Last August I enrolled myself to the professional airbrush class of HD Make-up Academy & Studio.  It’s the same school where I got my first introduction to professional make-up and hairstyling.  It’s an upgrade for myself and it was rewarding and empowing by the end of the course.

Though I missed the first day of class due to some conflict in schedule, I was so happy to make it to Day 2 and see my mentors again.  I also felt so welcomed by my batchmates.  They were so amazing.  Day 2 was like “sabak agad” for me since I had to catch-up with what was discussed the previous day at the same time do actual airbrush make-up to my models for my portfolio photoshoot.  I struggled a bit at first since I didn’t have any idea if my strokes were correct or not.  It was different now that I am holding an airbrush gun instead of make-up brushes and sponge.  Yes I had a few comments from both my mentors like how I have weakend in terms of brows shape, contouring, false eyelashes… beyond those, it meant a lot to hear encouraging words from them.  I was guided all the way as I was catching up and it was refreshing to know the why’s and why-not’s, the should’s and should-not’s, and the musts and must-nots.

By the end of the course I was able to produce decent photos for my portfolio, but honestly need to do more practice 🙂  And always, always, we end up with a fun-filled graduation day.  It was both harder and easier than I though airbrush make-up would be :).  WORTH EVERY CENTAVO.

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My Trip Outside PH After 20 Years

I thought it would reach me a year to write about the most recent travel I had that is out of the country.  The first time I was able to go out and travel to another country was way back in 1996.  That was my highschool graduation gift.  This not-so-recent trip I’m going to tell you about actually happened last December 2016, and I am only writing about it now.  Why?  Cause I have hundreds of excuses, which I will not enumerate anymore, hehe.  Imagine how long I have kept those wonderful photos on my phone really careful not to delete any of them,  But hey, being the social media person that I am, of course I have uploaded some photos on my social media accounts already during my trip though not all of them.  What I’d like to share here are photos, which I was not able to upload back then.

So the trip was in Taipei City, Taiwan.  It was a company trip/Christmas party/teambuilding for our company.  We checked in at Golden China Hotel, which is in the heart of Taipei.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take photos of the room and restaurant where we had our breakfast so no reviews of any sorts 🙂

Sharing here a gallery of our trip.  Enjoy!

Leaving PH…

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Upon arrival to Taiwan, we headed straight to our lunch and tour to Yehliu Geopark and boy the place was so amazing!

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More of Yehliu Geopark…

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After Yehliu park was some free time to look around the city where we had our dinner…


Free time to go around before dinner


Groupie first!


Ximending Shopping center


My yummy dessert 🙂


Day 2.  National Museum Tour


Next stop:  Chiang Kai Chek Museum


That was me by the gate


The Gate




Mahangin sa labas


Spot the


Difference (Jan, my roommate)


SQUAD GOALS – Officemates (with wind effect)


That’s a long staircase


Finally reached the top!


Ceremonial change of guards


So many tourists


This was really beautiful


Chiang Kai-shek



Next:  Taiper 101 and dinner!

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After a few drinks some of the girls and I went to Raohe Night Market, but wasn’t able to take some photos of my shopping spree because, girl I  was so busy SHOPPING!!!… … and budgeting my pocket money!  😀

And what is a Taiwan trip without going to this restaurant?!!!  The gang at MODERN TOILET RESTAURANT



The only shopping photo that I had and this bag is full of food to munch!

That’s all!  I hope you enjoy the trip through my photos.  Sorry I’m not really very good at taking pictures, but I can still improve 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Smile always!


No-Make-up Look


Another No-Make-up Look


Makeup Inspiration

Whenever I have time to look around the Internet, I would always first scan through posts or blogs of makeup artists and other makeup enhusiasts like me. I do this to look for makeup inspirations because they say that the only limit to one’s creativity is their own imagination. So since I have gone through post natal adjustments, this method has been helping me pump up some creative juice from within me.

It was last year when I came across this photo over Pinterest. Pinned it to my wall as one of my makeup inspirations, it was only until recently that I got the chance to create my own version.


It took me a while to do a version of this. When the eye shadow palette i ordered online from Enhance Cosmetics came, I instantly had this picture in mind. So without further ado, here I did a purple version although since I was using an iPod front camera, the colors didn’t really pop out.



I’d do more looks and blog about the eye shadow palette next time. Maybe if I will have the luxury of time, I’d do a tutorial.

So what do you think? Did I come close? 🙂

Smile always!