Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wedding Makeup: Ninai and Cas

Ninai & Cas (March 16, 2013) - Airbrush Makeup by Kim Tan-Rodriguez

Ninai is one of my clients I'll remember the most. When I was doing her makeup, I told her she reminds me of Bianca King but her mom said her friends say she looks very much like Icy. Oh well...she's still very pretty isn't she? She's a sorority sister of fellow blogger Donnarence (Thanks Donna for the recommendation!)


Her requests for her makeup, make her eyes bigger and make her face look happy. She said that her mom loved the trial makeup we did 2 weeks before her wedding :) And I was very glad that she loved her look on her wedding too.

Niceprint Photography was able to capture very nice tight shots too. Love love love! These are all photos by Niceprint Photography too (Team Bernie)






Thanks for the trust Ninai and Cas! May God bless you with wonderful kids and a happy marriage.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New from Estee Lauder: Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion

A few weeks ago, I was invited to the launch of the newest skin care product by Estee Lauder, the Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion, held at Las Flores One McKinley Place Fort Bonifacio.


During the corporate makeup demo I did for their International Women's Day celebration, I talked about proper skin care which includes the eyes as I've noticed a lot of young women having fine lines and dark circles at a very early stage. That's because we often neglect our eyes when it comes to taking care of our skin.

The new Estee Lauder ANR Eye Serum helps minimize the signs of aging such as dark circles, puffiness, unevenness, crepiness, wrinkles, dullness, and dryness. It's more potent than eye cream formulation and infused with numerous antioxidants to combat free radicals, and Hyaluronic Acid to support tissue health around the eyes. 

To use, apply it before your favorite eye cream (whatever brand it is) so that it will be easily absored by the skin.


More photos of the event. Btw, love the food at Las Flores to bits! If you love Spanish cuisine, this is a must try!



with fellow beauty bloggers Martha, Phoebe, Liz of Estee Lauder and Angela


You can get Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion  at the local Estee Lauder counters for P3,500.00. Like their Facebook Likepage for more update about their products and promotions.

Monday, March 11, 2013

NEW Zest-O Slice Fruit Drinks

The boys in my life love fruit juices very much. So can you just imagine the joy on their faces when a number of fruit juice bottles were delivered to our doorstep last week?

If you can't was like this haha! They immediately put a few bottles in the ref so we could taste at once.


The fruit juices I was talking about were the new products from Zesto, Zest-o Slice.


Zest-O Slice is a fruit juice drink that brings all the goodness of your yester years into a delightful beverage that fits your modern lifestyle. It comes in 355ml bottle with 4 flavors.

The first two are straight flavors: Dalandan and Orange

The other two are mixed fruit flavors, playful and exiting new taste: Grapple (grapes and apple) and Mango burst (mango and strawberry)

Actually, we loved the four flavors. But if we're going to choose our top 2 favorites, it's the Grapple and Dalandan. We love having these drinks during our family time.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Group For Makeup Artists: United Makeup Artists of the Philippines (UMAP)

When I have a goal, I seek for people who have the same goals as mine to share knowledge and experiences and help each other. Just like when I was preparing to breastfeed my baby, I had a support group online and I attended monthly meeting where one can share her concern and those who have an experience already shared how she dealt with it. And my breastfeeding journey was very much successful and smooth because mainly of that group that's why I am very grateful to them. 

I also have a friend who leads a weight loss support group (#SpartanTransformation in Instagram and Twitter) which I am very interested to join maybe after my GH Wedding Dress Challenge so I could maintain the weight that I have already lost forever. I have seen how her body changed wonderfully and how dedicated they are to their goal so I am a believer of their group already.

Okay so I have talked too much...but my point is just like in the makeup industry, you can't survive alone. Especially if you're a newbie, having a group will help you greatly start up your career. And just before Christmas last year, I've been hearing a buzz about a group named United Makeup Artists of the Philippines (UMAP) already. I've been wanting to join but I wanted to see how the group works first. That's why I was glad when they invited me to their press launch last week held at Conti's Robinson's Magnolia.



I know UMAP is trustworthy because I personally know some of the people who started and currently running it. Eenah and I were seatmates when we had a one day makeup lessons with Makeup Artists Sophie and Brigette when we were still dreaming about having a makeup career and now we're both practicing it :) Judith Pia was the former Product Manager of Paul and Joe (I miss the brand so much!) and now she's handling their family business and doing makeup fulltime.

United Makeup Artists of the Philippines (UMAP ) is a professioal and social organization whose aim is to encourage and achieve the highest standard in makeup artistry. It is a non-stock non-profit organization run by its founding members and a committee of volunteers. It is not a union, but actively works hard to promote and protect its members. It is guided and governed by the following core values: integrity, unity, respect, excellence, diversity, growth, fun and non-political.

Since late last year, they have conducted a number of activities for their members already like: general assemblies, makeup workshops, fashion shows and other makeup gigs. Current perks include professional discounts in various makeup stores like Pure Beauty, Kanebo and Airbrush Diva. There are also discounts on tuition fees and products on the makeup schools of Kay Rodriguez and Jo Barba. And they're currently working for more and exciting activities this 2013.


How to become a member?

Just email the following to Resume, Certificate on the Accredited Makeup Schools (if applicable), and 5 photos of your best work. If you don't have formal makeup schooling but have been in the industry for years, don't worry because they have different membership categories with the same benefits. Like UMAP's Facebook page, for questions and updates.