Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Girls II -Nina and Astrid Photoshoot

Here are the photos of the last shoot we had, with my friends Niña and Astrid, and the talented photographer Mr. Gio Pesodas of The Mangga Studio Cebu.

Shoots like these is like a bonding activity for us, they get to model, I get to practice doing hair and makeup and we always have fun no matter how the photos turn out :D

Astrid

Niña

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The whole group!
 Astrid, Me (Steph), Niña, Marielle
 Niña loves this photo because shes looks the tallest,
 thats only because shes wearing 6inch heels.HAHA :D

Thank you very much girls and kuya Gio, I definitely learned a lot and I will be forever grateful..
I love you!!

And thank YOU for reading and dropping by,
Take care always :D

With much love,
Steph-G






Friday, October 26, 2012

PINK for October

 October is a very special month because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in relation to that websites and individuals are encouraged to sport the color PINK this month, to get people to talk about breast cancer and raise fund for research, as I read in pink for October.org

In honor of the Breast Cancer Month I wanna share to you guys my favorite items which are of course PINK in color :D


Victoria's Secret "Drenced in Pink" body lotion
Oscar Scientific calculator
Maybelline Pure Blush "Pure Chestnut"
Victoria's Secret Blush/Highlight Duo "Runway"
Tony Moly NE03 Nail polish 
Vera Wang Princesslotion and Fragrance
My school ID sling (I've used this for 2years now)
Sketches by Natasha Beauty lip gloss "Strawberry Pops"
Estee Lauder Pure Pops lip gloss "Berry Twist"
Spiked bracelet form South Shores
Lash Case from Japan Home Center


My prayers goes out to all the ladies diagnosed with breast cancer, you are amazing and strong, keep fighting!

Thank you all so much for reading!

With much love,
Steph-G

Friday, October 19, 2012

In the Dressing Room...

I did the hair and makeup for my friends shoot yesterday and it was LOTS OF FUN!
And I wanna share to you the photos taken in the dressing room while preparing for the shoot.
My friend Marielle took these photos with her camera.

I'm not gonna post a lot of photos now ,because I will be blogging more about this shoot
when I receive the photos from the photographer Mr.Gio Pesodas 
of the The Mangga Studio here in Cebu, whom i also worked with on the last shoot I did My Girls  

My Beautiful friends/ models Niña and Astrid.
They were also my models on the last shoot we did.

This is me doing Astrid's Make up..
This is me again. And I finally got to use my brush belt! YEY!

My nail design for the day..

From left to right:
Marielle, Niña, Astrid, yours truly (Steph-G)..

Watch out for the actual photos of the shoot, I'm super excited for it.
Thank you to my gorgeous friends for always willing to be my models, 
to Marille for these photos and to the photographer
Mr.Gio Pesodas for sharing his skills and helping us out.
And to you for reading my blog :D
Take care always!

With much love,
Steph-G


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

DIY: Brush Guard

Brush Guards for me are very important,I use these after I have cleaned my brushes because they keep the shape of the brushes while they dry and keeps them from dust. There are brush guards available in the market and you can get them from Dollface Cosmetics CLICK HERE.

But if you wanna save your money and you dont mind doing a little work I can show you how made my own brush guards.

I used two of the same exact brushes in this photo. As you can see, the hair on brush that had the brush guard on while drying are more compact and is more dense than that of the brush that didn't have the brush guard on.

Here's the step-by-step guide:

You will need:
- Anti slip mat (some place mats look like this) Php. 88.00 at Daiso
- Scissors
- Thread and Needle

STEP 1
1) Lay the brush on top of the mat to see how long you want the brush guard to be.

Step 2
2) Cut out the desired width of the brush guard, 
and wrap it around the brush to see the length of mat you have to use.

Step 3
3) Cut the final piece that you will use.

Step 4
4) Make sure its not too tight or loose, so the brush can easily slip in and out.

Step 5
5) Sew the ends together to create its cylindrical shape.

And its done!!
These will really help your brushes maintain its shape, and the water can still evaporate because the anti slip mat has small whole on it.

I hope this has helped and gave you and idea on how to take care of your brushes :D
Thank you so much for reading!
Have a wonderful day!
Take care!

With much love,
Steph-G

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Nail Polishness!

Today I wanna show you the nail designs I have on my nails, and on my friends nails when they came to my house to just hang out. Being with my friends is lots for me especially when nail polishes are involved :D

Designs on my nails:
 I LOVE GLITTER! 
As you can see i have glitter on my nails on almost all of the designs I come up with :D

On Astrid's Nails
She wanted Strawberry nails, I tried my best achieving the design because she has short nails so there's limited space to work on. I'm glad that she loved it in the end.

On Marielle's Nails
!
Marielle has strong and long nails (I wish my nails were like hers)
She seldom has color on her nails let alone nail art, so I went all out with the glitter.
I did this design on my own nails before as well, but it looks way better on her long nails.
If you wanna know how to achieve this design click HERE.

Thank you all for visiting my blog!
Have a wonderful day, and take care !

With much love,
Steph-G


Friday, October 5, 2012

Japonesque Brush and Tool Apron

 I'm super excited for this new purchase  because I know I'd get a lot of use of it and I have been wanting one of these ever since I wanted to become a makeup artist, but it took me a long time to finally have one because its hard to find and it can get really expensive. 

Brush belts can really help me out when I do clients makeup because I dont have to constantly reach into my brush roll to get the brush I need, since it will be attached to my body I can easily reach for brushes and other products and place them back into the belt. I used to always stick brushes into my pockets before but now, No More! 

I got this Japonesque Brush & Tool Apron in Beauty Bar here in Cebu, Philippines, I'm telling you that store is makeup heaven but does evil things to your wallet.

Front Part



Back Part
Has a zipper pocket and a small pocket to insert your calling cards in.


BRUSH & TOOL APRON
Multiple pockets, pouches and hooks keeps brushes
and beauty tools organized and accessible. The
convenient and streamlined design includes mesh pockets
(perfect for holding a cell phone) and adjustable belt for 
optimal comfort.

Price: Php. 1,800.00 ($ 43.44)

I know its quiet expensive, but ts made with really durable material so I know it will it would serve me for years, and I will really do my best to take care of this. Thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful day!

Links to where you can get the same brush belt:
love-makeup.co.uk
www.amazon.com

With much love,
Steph-G