Monday, January 31, 2011


Yep, I am a professional makeup artist now heehee. Many many thanks to my mentors, Mama Lourd Ramos and Master Jim Ros :p

Did makeup for Chef Janice and some CCA students :)

I AM SAD... I had my nails painted bright orange and neon pink at Nail*A*Holics!!! :)

I had their Cloud 9 Manicure, Pedicure, Foot Spa, and Seaweed Wrap with additional hand spa for PhP 1,030. Heehee :)

And since I am a football player, I pretty much deserve this treatment given the fact that five months have passed since my last tootsie care.

This was my first time to try Nail A Holics :D


January 29, 2011, Ian and I are officially together for four years and two months. Woohoo :) I'm kinda too harassed to elaborate right now so why don't I just let the pictures speak for me...for now?

Enjoy :p

(This heck of a signage, which he painstakingly hanged by their gate, greeted me)

(in their ancient carriage; on the way to BHS)

(Sonja's cupcakes are LOVE)

(introduced him my fave ECHOstore delight, Taro Chips!!! :D )

(reason why we left BHS ASAP :p... TACOS!!!)

(then headed to San Beda for their FROLICS play PVS :p )

Monday, January 24, 2011


Late post, I know. I just want to share what I got for myself last Christmas :)


Never in my life did I imagine getting near a huge dog--until that fateful Doggies Choice presscon :p

Doggies Choice, a leading brand of pet care products recently hosted an intimate mini-press and bloggers conference at Dolce Latté resto, headed by Doggies Choice Brand Marketing Head Kirk Chester Dy.

Well, we've had dogs but I was never close to any one of 'em so imagine my surprise when their mascot, Diku, stood behind me for kamote-knows how many minutes :p I was shaking and I even held on to Shen because one, I'm scared of mascots, and two, I've had a pretty scary experience with dogs.

So combine the two and watch me die :)

As Kirk Chester Dy explained:

“Our main weapon against ticks and fleas is an ingredient called FENOBUCARB BPMC that is safe for dogs and humans as well. It is very effective in killing these terrible pests which can cause more serious skin infections if left unchecked. The best thing is it shields and protects your dog’s skin from these parasites long after applying."

...I was shaking in fear and humiliation. Heehee :p

And as he continued to explain:

“In curing this dreaded dog disease, many bizarre and unfounded remedies have sprung up such as application of cooking oil and worse engine oil! The latter can be very harmful not only to dogs but us humans as well since it contains a lot of toxic substances. However, with all these weird claims, one herbal treatment was scientifically proven effective as a "Mange-Buster." This natural, environmentally-friendly and non-toxic pesticide came from the Madre De Cacao plant which is the active ingredient in our Anti-Mange line. Once applied, Madre De Cacao acts as an effective anti-parasitic, safely eliminating mange causing fleas. The only downside to Madre De Cacao is that the extraction of the needed component can be slow and messy. We also added sulfur to the Anti-Mange line to complement Madre De Cacao. This also makes it an effective anti-fungal product line.”

...I was still drenched with trauma and fear. Bwahahahaha :p

Anyhow, I went home with a bag of Doggies Choice goodies for our new Labrador we named Jag. (Originally I called him Aso :p) We tried the products on him and I think he loved eeet!!! :)


Let's just say, I'm a struggling makeup artist. An orphan, simply put. I've always loved colors and how the hands can transform a blah-looking thing or a blank page into a marvelous creation, of course with splashes of colors and splotches of neon brights.

For years, I have not paid attention to the art and craft of makeup artistry until my friend, Ching Dorado, who once hosted a cable tv show asked me to d
o her makeup. Then my love for this kind of art sparked, evolved into a huge flame and never stopped burning ever since.

Thank heavens and the good Lord because months after, I got the
chance to dip my shaky toes into the world of professional makeup artistry through the kindness and support (...and adoption) of Jim Ryan Ross, Senior Color Artist of Maybelline, and Lourd Ramos, Ambassador and Chief Makeup Artist of Smashbox Philippines.

I guess they saw my potential and invited (more on adopted :p) me to join their team. My first ever "PRO" gig was during Mutya ng Pilipinas 2010 at the Resorts World Manila.

WHOA. and WHOA. and WHOA some more. MNP!? You gotta be kidding me :p

But then again, my masters, Lourd and Jim, together with my supportive team mates (Verna, Ria, Yrynn, Donald, Apriel, Claire, Camille, Tin, and others who I might have forgotten to add :p), simply told me to do my thing and make my imagination run wild. Also, as a makeup artist, it's important, they said, to OWN IT. Yeah. OWN IT. Meaning you have to w
alk the walk and talk the talk and should there be any instance when I don't know what to do, their only advice is: "DON'T SHOW YOUR FEAR AND BELIEVE THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING EVEN IF YOU DON'T."

Makes sense right? It's a matter of attitude and belief in your cr
aft, in your team mates, and most especially in yourself.

Ooookay. Back to regular programming :)

Few weeks ago, I felt bored. As in bored to bits. So what's a bored makeup artist got to do? Grab that trunk and scour through it for the brightest and wildest colors for quickie inspiration. But since I just finished watching (for nth time) Edward Scissorhands, I decided to whip up a girly version of Eddie.

Here goes...

Bwahahaha. Kaloka lang. :p