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I specialize in wedding make-up (Traditional or Airbrush makeup) . I also provide hair and make-up services for photoshoots, events, special occasions and ads. I was trained at HD Makeup Studio and Academy (formerly Basement Academy) for makeup and hairstyling by some of the best makeup artists in the Philippines.

I love to blog about my make-up, beauty, parenting, and other personal adventures in this site.

To see pictures of some my makeup gigs please visit My Makeup Portfolio website

For bookings, questions, event features or product reviews, contact me at:

kimrodriguez@thebeautyaddict.com
0998. 985. 88. 40



Sunday, August 30, 2009

Falsies madness!

I hope everybody's having a blast on this long weekend. As for me, at last! I'm feeling a lot better lately, my appetite is back (oh no!) and I don't have to go to work tomorrow. I'm satisfied with those for now :)

Back to my topic, I used to hoard falsies at Landmark. It's where I get the natural looking ones for beauty shots for only P35-50/ $1 or less. But tomorrow I'll be doing avante garde looks for a photoshoot that's why I'm badly in need of those heavy-looking, feathery-like falsies I see in the Avante Garde pegs. When I checked the mall for those, they're uber expensive. I can't even buy it with my TF for the shoot.

Heaven-sent, Oliver, my photographer friend who's the owner of the Artmovement Studio in Mandaluyong, asked me to check out an adult store in Metrowalk. Look how fab these falsies I found:

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P250 each
available at The Pleasure Place
Branches:
Metrowalk and Boracay

So far, these are the cheapest I found. If you know a store where I could buy the same for a lesser price please let me know! =)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Let's help pray for Mio

I was blog hopping yesterday when I found a post from Frances about Mio - a child who’s currently suffering from an illness. I met this child last year when I had a one-on-one makeup lesson with his mom, Jasmine Mendiola. Didn’t hear from them since that’s why I was shocked when I read about the child’s condition.

I know how hard it is to see someone dear to you suffering and it’s really heartbreaking when you know that you can do nothing --- but keep the faith strong and comfort that someone to ease the pain a little.

Let’s help their family pray for Mio’s recovery. Read Jasmine’s blog if you wish to extend your help to them.

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Beauty Addict On Make-up: Love Bronzing

One of my favorite topics in makeup school was Bronzing. For me, it’s is something exceptional and appears really good in photos. Here are some of my recent works:


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Currently I’m using the following to create a bronzed look:

Dark Foundations
MAC NC50
The Face Shop Dark Cocoa Foundation
Dark 2-way foundation or Translucent loose powder if you don’t have one.

Shimmery Eyeshadows: golds/silver/shimmery white..etc

Shimmery lipstick: I don’t own a lot of shimmery lipsticks so I use a nude lipstick as a base then dab it with a shimmery eye shadow then lipgloss

Contouring: I use the darkest shade of concealer from Cinema Secrets.

Bronzers and Highlighters: I use Elf Bronzing powder and Paul and Joe face color 01

Super Black eyeliner: I use MAC BlackTrack Fluidline

Don't forget the falsies :)


I thought this is going to be a bad day coz it’s a holiday and I’m working booo! But my dad called this morning and told me that my sister is also pregnant. She and her husband has been waiting for it for years and finally. God is really good. We even have the same month due haha. I told my dad….”see how mom is so close to God now? Almost all of our prayers has been answered when she left”…My sister told me that my dad cried when she said those same words to him.



Happy long weekend! Ciao

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Review: The Body Shop's Cocoa Body Butter

Hi everyone! Work has been stressing me these past two weeks --- the culprit for the lack of updates. But things are getting better now thank God :)

Pregnancy update: I’m in my 12th week now and my belly is starting to grow. I still can’t believe it but look how huge it is now. Still not wearing maternity clothes but I bought a number of tights already.


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yaiyks!


I feel more energized this week. At least the “all-day-sickness” was reduced a bit. The only worry I have right now is having stretchmarks.

A few days after I discovered this great news, my niece told me to start applying shea butter or any creams which contains Vitamin E on my belly to improve my skin’s elasticity – thus, preparing it for its rapid expansion. It has been said that keeping your skin well-moisturized beginning in the first trimester may help prevent stretch marks.

The first product I’ve tried is Body Shop’s Cocoa Body Butter.

Product Description: Doubly rich for extra dry skin with a yummy chocolate-and-vanilla scent. An excellent moisturizer that melts at body temperature, leaving the skin feeling soft and silky smooth.


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++++

The product is thick and creamy. A little goes a long way.
Keeps my skin moisturized which lasts for hours. I apply it day and night.
Leaves my skin soft once it is absorbed by the skin.


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The smell is a bit strong for me. My nose is a bit sensitive lately and I go prefer light scents. But I’ll keep using this till I finish it.


Will I buy this again? I can’t say yet if it really prevents stretch marks but I’ll update you guys soon. But so far, this product gives promising results. The only con for me is the smell so I might try the Body Shop’s Shea Butter next time.

Recommendations anyone? Happy Thursday!


The Body Shop Cocoa Body Butter
RP: P675
Available at any Body Shop store/counter

Monday, August 10, 2009

Kenny's Roast & Grill experience

Yesterday, I helped out Pau's sister Kabbie with her wedding gig at Diamond Hotel. I was the one who did the makeup for the mother of the groom and bride. It was my first time to do makeup for older women and it was hard eeekkk. I was just glad it turned out nice. But I'm really going to invest on cream foundations from now on :)

It was a very cool experience but tiring at the same time. The bride did gave us food for lunch but I was still so hungry. I'm now eating for 2 remember? hehehe. So right after the gig, Pau and I headed to Powerplant mall to grab some food.

My hubby's not really into Kenny's. We seldom dine there when we were still dating. He said the amount of serving is not worth the price haha. But he just can't say no to a preggy girl who's craving.

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(sorry for the poor quality of pics...I just used my Phone's camera) =)

Kenny’s Roast and Grill is the latest incarnation of the franchise, a step-up from the popular fast-serve Kenny Roger’s Roasters. A homegrown concept and the first of its kind in asia, it is expectedly more upscale, offers more choices and has a personality of its own. “This is distinct from Kenny Rogers Roasters”, clarifies creative consultant Nel Cruz of the Roasters group. Aside from expecting to get more than the classics, it is the perfect way to show how we see the restaurant in the future.” Indeed the modern and the attractive look of the restaurant interiors – and a menu that includes items like grilled lamb chops. Norwegian salmon and tiger prawns – indicates that Kenny Rogers is upping the ante with its full-service restaurant. – Philstar.com


As soon as we sat down, we were given the menu. It's not like the other chain of Kenny's where you have to line up for your order. But when we saw the price, Pau and I looked at each other and said "Watda???"on our minds haha. We just ordered, nontheless.


What we had:

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Grilled Chicken Fillet - P285. Comes with 1/4 chiken fillet and 2 side dish. We were given the option to choose the side dishand the type of chicken meat. I chose white meat with mashed potatoes and penne and cheese.

This is indeed a better version. The grilled chicken fillet tasted so good, the mashed potato is herbed, and the mac and cheese became penne and cheese with bacon on top.


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Seafood Primavera - P295. Thumbs up for the presentation, thumbs up for the taste and thumbs up for the quality of ingredients used.

All in all...yes we find it pricey and the serving...hmmm not too generous but when we experienced the taste of their food, ambiance of the place and saw how they put so much attention to the details..hubby and I say it's worth it. We enjoyed our early dinner there and will definitely try it again soon :)


Kenny's Roast & Grill
Power Plant Mall

Lower Ground Level
Power Plant Mall
Rockwell Drive cor. Estrella St.
Makati, Metro Manila

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bed Scenes

A few days ago, I was invited to a gig by a group of photographers I met through my Multiply contacts. I asked them to send me pictures of their models so I could plan the looks I'll be doing and pack only the things I'll be needing. I got excited when I received them coz I've already worked with these models on previous shoots and thrilled to see them again.

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woot woot! Take note..we ate lots of pizza before taking these shots and look at their abs! I'm so jealous haha.

Credits:

Models: Chiaki Morita, Aya Montez
Photos by: Jay Sanvictores
Hair and makeup by: me
Location: Discovery Suites



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