Weddings, debuts and proms

I grew up in the UK and didn’t have my own debutante ball or go to a prom. I had a house party when I turned 18 (I think) while my parents went out on a date to avoid the noise…Wait that was my 16th. So many years ago! Proms were always so “American teen-like” to me. So “Beverly Hills 90210″ (the original show)…So..’Pretty in Pink’ :)

At my old high school and sixth form college, we had a ‘Dance’ with a DJ once a year, and got to show up in our “clubbing” clothes, have some soft drinks, crisps (chips) and awkwardly hung out with the chaperoning teachers.… Click here to read more

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Makeup Wardrobing for NYE 2012

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Well, it’s 12:34AM. It is officially Dec 31st 2012, here in Toronto. And because one of my best friends was still stuck on what to wear on her face with her newly acquired NYE sequin dress… Thought I’d share my makeup tips. [Which by the way, is a service I offer, called "Makeup Wardrobing"-something I learned from my years with Nars Cosmetics. $80.00-$100 .00 per consult and demo application once you- and I (if you want) have put together up to 5 (inter-changeable) outfits from your wardrobe (or the mall).… Click here to read more

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Holiday 2012 Looks: Lips

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Are you going with EYES or LIPS this Party Season? Good thing there’ll be plenty of gatherings to go to. Wear pretty, bold lips to one party and smoky eyes to the other, if you can’t decide!

I’m still feeling under the weather, so I will spare you from my “Before” photos and move on to the rest of the face.

Note: I was using my fantastic new Glamcor Lights in my otherwise, very yellow lit kitchen, and kept experimenting with their positioning, so please excuse the changes you’re bound to notice from one photo to another, for now.… Click here to read more

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My Fave Beauty Haven #4 -Proface, Palettes and Pigments

Just a few minutes away from my place in Makati, is the first pro makeup artist go-to “secret” that my friends told me about. Formerly called Media Makeup, Proface Palettes and Pigments is tucked away in the G/F Unit of 102 Evekal Building, 855 Antonio Arnaiz Avenue, (Beside Export Bank) Legaspi Village, Makati City.

Pro face palettes and pigments

The professional brands any artist needs to create the best results available at Proface (for short) include Ben Nye, Face to Face /Makeup International -set up 25 years ago by internationally recognized and awarded makeup artist Walter Schneiderman,  “developing and supplying cosmetics to meet the ever exacting standards of the professional media industries”. … Click here to read more

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