Vea Turns 18


Last May 2 was my cousin’s 18th birthday party.

She asked me to do her makeup.

She’s a big fan of K-Pop music and K-Pop bands and so I decided to make her look a little K-Pop (and it’s the makeup style that she had approved of when we practiced a little the day before –as you know, I am not a professional makeup artist. :P)

Vea's 18th grabbed photo1

this is the only solo photo I found of her. 😛

Unfortunately, we were all in a hurry so after I did her makeup, I forgot to take a photo of her for posting. I just grabbed these from the event organizer’s page:

So the credit for the photography goes to them. 😀

Vea turns 18 grabbed photo2


vea turns 18 grabbed photo 3

better lighting.

Vea turns 18 grabbed photo 4

my cousin and me

And it’s awesome that they also used the photo I that I took for her cupcake tower.



This is the original photo:

Vea Project

I did her styling and makeup, as well as the photography. I’ll post the rest of the photos when I have more time.

(if you notice that the focusing is off, it’s because I’m also not a professional photographer, plus my vision is messed up.)
 More photos from that night time shoot here.

An-Artwork-A-Day, Day 7

An Artwork A Day, Fashion, Photography

An-Artwork-A-Day, Day 7

Oh come on. This counts as an “artwork”. Haha!
I’ve been busy today, cleaning my room after maybe months of mess.
And my “Day 7” has already ended minutes ago. I hope this won’t be a sign that I can’t continue fulfilling my promise (to myself, actually. But I’ve been religiously doing it for the sake of practice and developing a sense of commitment)

And so, I have been cleaning my room. While doing so, I rediscovered a plastic basket filled with all the dolls that have survived misuse in my childhood years. They are mostly Barbie dolls. Then an Anastasia doll (from the animated film), two Bratz dolls, and two Betty Spaghettis. . . then some miniature Barbie dolls from McDonald’s Happy Meals.

I found some old swimwear tops that Mom wanted to throw away that I salvaged. I saved a lot of random fabrics from old broken clothes for this purpose. So I sat down and picked my fabric. It’s a spandex bikini top (too bad I didn’t take a photo of what it used to look like before I started cutting it)


this is what’s left of the bikini top

What I did was just to wrap it around a certain way, punch some holes and tied up the string. I used one of those ordinary Barbies with little pink shoes painted on their feet. Her limbs allow only a few poses. I wish Gymnast Barbie wasn’t broken. She would’ve been the one I used (unfortunately she lost her other arm and her legs became limp).

I obviously enjoyed my little photo shoot. It seems like Barbie did, too. And it’s her first time she saw banana trees outside my window, so she didn’t mind her bad hair day.

After the shoot, I checked my other dolls and realized that some of them looked better than the one I just used. *facepalm* Anastasia is more poseable, I just fixed her headlessness.

April Mae

Fashion, Photography

April Mae

makeup, photography, some styling, and post process done by me.
hair and modeling by my cousin April.
venue: outside our yard.

This all started when we wanted to test the foundation that my aunt gave me. And I remember that I’ve never used my sequined skirt (made my cousin wear it).

(Disclaimer: I am not a professional makeup artist, photographer, and graphic artist. This is all I can do right now. :)) )