Since ya'll love that cut crease...
I just laugh at myself when I say, "I'll keep posting more." Who am I kidding? Even though I feel like I'm almost unemployed (not a lot of hours at work) I still feel like my days are jampacked with "to-dos", recording & editing. I'm basically a full-time Beauty Influencer/Vlogger. It's been a rough year rolling through from last year being financially unstable. And I absolutely love doing makeup and working with people but sometimes retail can be a bit draining. Some days I daydream of working full-time and being able to survive, most days.. I wish to really become successful in this industry. Oh what the future holds.
Since my last post, I think I've posted about 1,2,3 maybe 6 videos? Haha. Go check them out! It's hard to keep up with blogging on here let alone, keeping up with all the social media platforms.
I recently recorded/reviewed a Road Test for Ruby 71 on Crystalized Lips! Stay tuned!!!
I can't believe how time is flying by. I know I mentioned I'd be more active on here from December, but I've been so busy making videos for ya'll! So if you haven't done so, subscribe to my YouTube channel (link is up above)! I also attended my first IMATS and Gen Beauty this year and I had such an amazing time. I left both events feeling so inspired and motivated. I also decided to chop my damaged blonde hair off because Sean kept telling me how flat the back of my head looks LOL. I started somewhat working out, thanks to one of my bff's Rochelle who is now a Personal Trainer. I can't wait to share with you all our little video! I also hosted my very first makeup and skincare class with Erin Ortiz, a dear friend of mine. We had such a great outcome and I can't wait to share that video with you too! See how crazy it's been? It's been a whirlwind and my videos are starting to pile up waiting to be edited. I promise I will "try" to update this more often.. haha. xo
Well, it's been almost 3 months now since I've moved back from Ithaca, NY. Life's been great and I can't complain. If anything, I'm just trying to get myself settled down.
Christmas is just around the corner and I haven't had this Christmas spirit since I was a child. I'm sure its because I was away from my family for some time and I just can't wait to have that merry jolly time with them. Also, because I get to spend my first Christmas with the love of my life. I can't tell you enough how amazing my boyfriend Sean is. He got me a ridiculously huge walk-in closet! If you follow me on Instagram.. I'm sure you've seen it. He's been super supportive of all my projects and my many many jobs. <3
Other than all that.. I've also been working a lot and doing a lot of collaborating with other photographers, hairstylist, etc. I just love being around other artists and of course, that positive vibe. I've also been catching up with a lot of old friends.. and LET ME TELL YOU! John Valdez.. who took these amazing photos above was the first photographer I've worked with. This was about.. 11 years ago? Never forget our Aqualung - Brighter Than Sunshine background music. THANK YOU FOR TAKING THESE WONDERFUL PHOTOS! Follow him on the Gram @jvphoto.
Till next time.. I have so much to post and update ya'll about! Have a very safe and warm Holiday's everyone and I look forward to sharing more of my interesting life with you! xo
My friend Kara who works for VidaKush reached out to me asking if I'd be interested in modeling their jewelry. And I always like to do fun things for my friends. I'm no model and I'm also not the greatest when it comes to being in front of the camera, but the images turned out pretty awesome! I absolutely love their jewelry and the chokers are suppppeerrr kyÜt!
Finally!!! It's been such a rough week trying to get this out. I spent all day trying to figure out how to compress my videos and loading them on YouTube. It was definitely a process. Thank you again for all of you who has inspired, motivated & supported me along the way.
I think the video speaks for itself. I hope you guys like it! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Jennifer spent the summer here in Ithaca to vacay and work. I'm sad I just met her last week and she left today. One night we went to the bar to listen to some jazz and I found out she's originally from New Orleans (I love NOLA). I told her I can make beignets at home and we literally left the bar to make beignets. As you can see, she looks like Anne Hathaway. I couldn't let her go back to Houston without doing her makeup and capturing her beauty. Thanks to our friend Nick he was able to take the photos for me.. he definitely did a better job than I could've done. I adore Jenn and I hope to reconnect with her in the future.
One day I sat down and actually counted how many times I've moved in my life. I was born in the Philippines, moved to California in the early 90's, moved back to the Philippines and back to California again in 1994. I've lived from San Diego, all over Orange County, LA, San Francisco (which was short lived) and now Upstate New York in Ithaca.
I move so much that I practically learned how to live out of a trash bag full of clothes. With that being said, I learned that a lot of things in life is temporary and that life is not permanent. And for that I try to live my life with no limitations and to keep pushing myself to do something new.
I received my degree this past Spring and decided to move to Ithaca sometime last year. Many have asked, "why Ithaca?" One, my best friend has lived here for 3 years and we wanted to create together. Two, I wanted to experience seasons and something new. Three, why not? I was used to living that city life and constantly being on the go. I needed to discipline myself and be able to have that time to focus on my goals. I unfortunately didn't have the will power to say 'no' to my friends when it comes to fun. And being here has really helped me learn about myself and accomplish my goals.
Moving is not easy. Being away from my family, boyfriend, and friends is the hardest thing. And the food choices... let's just say, I MISS IN-N-OUT & GOOD FOOD! I've been struggling with my social life in Ithaca because at my age I feel I've already built my core friends. It's also hard to relate to people here, which causes me to be completely anti-social (I apologize for my Snapchats.. I know its mostly my dogs).
Other than being lonely, Ithaca is GORGES! If I could have my family, boyfriend and friends in Ithaca... I would be super deeeeedupperrrr happy. I am however thankful for Matthew (my gay boyfriend). Last but not least.. my two children, Belle & Denali. <3