Thursday, September 24, 2009

Beauty Insider by Sephora

Aloha! So last month, when I purchased several items from Sephora, the sales associate, Nana, rang me up and asked me to become a member of Sephora's Beauty Insider. To become a member is free, all you have to do is fill out a little section of your personal information, then they give you a black card that says "Beauty Insider." Nana told me to show my card everytime I purchase from Sephora, so that when they scan it, the points can add up. The benefits of this card are you will receive a gift on the month of your birthday, and through e-mail they will let you know when there is new deals going on,tips, and events. She also told me to bring in my card the month of my birthday, and Sephora will have a little gift waiting for me. So last thursday, on my 19th birthday, after my second day of training for Nordstrom, I stopped by Sephora to receive my member birthday gift. Which was a little cute box that had a logo saying happy birthday, and in it was three cute lipgloss by Sephora. Starting from the left, the shades are "Precious Pink," "Rosy Glow," and "Bronzed Beauty." I encourage all of you to become members! Thank you so much Sephora!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Dare You" Cremesheen Lipstick by M.A.C

The name of the lip stick really does say something when you rock and flaunt it in public. Deep red lips is gorgeous and can act as a magnet of attraction from all the way across the room, whether its at a party, club, event, the places are endless. By simply painting your lips red, you will instantly feel fierce, bold, and sexy. The color red represents love, and if you kiss any one on the cheek with this daring shade, then they will definetly be imprinted by your mark. What's fun is these deep red lips might end up in a seductive kiss. This lip shade is adventurous, fun, and can lead to possibilities! If you haven't yet, you should give it a try...I dare you ;)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ashley is One of the Best Puerto Rican Cooks!

Aloha! A couple days ago I did my friend, Ashley's make-up because she was going out and I offered to do her make-up. I met Ashley since she lives at the dorm too. She is Puerto Rican and half American(nice mix huh?) She is also from Ohio(it's so cool how mostly everyone I meet is from all over the World.) Ashley is alo an amazing cook, she makes tasty Puerto Rican dishes, that make you crave for more. She recently bought so much M.A.C. make-up, so we had to put the new to use! She was wearing a pretty turquoise dress and I didn't want to match her eye shadow with the shades of her dress, so to contrast I stuck with the bronzy tones. Enjoy honeys!


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Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Aloha honeys! So last Friday, before me and my friends went to the club, I did three of my friends make-up. One of the make-overs I am going to be sharing with you is Katherine's. She is from Norway, she lives on my dorm floor too. She is so pretty, I call her my "Barbie," because she reminds me of one. For her look I gave her an all over flush of pink, enjoy!


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Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Beautiful Things I've Seen Today

Aloha honeys! I just got back from church(its called St. Augustine, and is located on the main strip, Kalakaua). I haven't been to church in a couple weeks, and felt guilty especially because my dad checks in everynow and then and asks if I go. I haven't gone because I didn't want to go alone, I asked my friends at the dorm but most of them don't go to church anymore or confused about their religion. I still love all of them, but I felt like if I continued to not go to church, then sooner or later I will loose my faith in God. So I walked to church and attended the 5:00 p.m. mass. The mass was so beautiful, half of it was sung and said in Hawaiian and the other half was in English. The church community members were all dressed in tradional clothing, which I thought was cute, because they are keeping the tradition alive. While I was standing in line to get the holy bread I seen a couple things that I thought were beautiful, the choir sung their hearts out and shared their wonderful talent with us all. And a little girl in the choir and I exchanged big smiles which brang warmth and comfort even though I don't know her. After church, as I was walking home, I seen an older man with a cute dog that was wearing a flower lei. Even the dog has aloha spirit too (lol). And earlier this afternoon my friend and roomate, Elan, told me and our friends her definition of beauty. She said that to her she thinks beauty is when you feel healthy, work out, and embrace what you have, no matter who are, because all women are beautiful. Throughout today God has shared with me beauty through many unique forms. God is beautiful.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Aloha honeys! I have some exciting news! I received a call today from Julie, who is the assistant manager for Nordstrom's cosmetics section at Ala Moana Mall, telling me that I got the job offer to work for Shiseido! Happiness emerged as she announced my acceptance into the cosmetic industry. I wanted to cry tears of joy, but did it internally because I was in public at the bus stop (lol). I've been waiting for this day my whole life, and now an opportunity to be a part of the beauty business awaits me. I am looking forward to meeting the beauty community, build long lasting friendships with my customers/co-workers, train and learn to do the facials and massages, help women see and unleash the inner beauty within them, and share my talent with others. It has been a long battle trying to get into cosmetics, especially after being rejected followed by dissapointment. But hope, holding on, and the effort to keep going, inspiration, prayer, and strong passion for cosmetics finally brang acceptance. I'd like to thank Julie, Naomi, Derese, and the beauty bloggers and youtube make-up gurus who have inspired me and have become my support system. Mahalo(thank you) all so much, god bless all of you!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Clean those brushes!

Aloha honeys, I just finished cleaning my make-up brushes. It is so important to do! You must clean your brushes at least every two weeks, and if not at least once a month. Over time brushes can collect oil, dirt, and bacteria and if you don't clean them, your basically putting it back and forth onto your face and into your make-up. Which means your contaminating everything! I know we all can get lazy from time to time, but its better to take the time to clean your tools then wasting time spoiling them. Remember to stay clean! A lot of make-up artists have many different ways of cleaning their brushes such as using olive oil and make-up brush cleaners. I clean my brushes the cheap and wise way, I use shampoo and water to get the excess build up off, by lightly swirling my brush on the back of my hand. Then I use the conditioner and water to soften my brushes. Its good to keep a towel near by, so that after you can lay the brush on its side to air dry. And there you have it, and affordable way to maintain your brushes!