I have always been intrigued by Sento. Mainly because it gives you a "peek" inside the ritual of bathing in Japan. Let me explain, Sento is different from an Onsen. In a nutshell, Sento is a public bath where in water is heated, while Onsen is a natural hot spring. If you follow me on … Continue reading Sento: My Japanese Communal Bath House Experience
Last week was my first official time back at the MARS Pa More Studio in GMA for Iya. I have to say, it took a few minutes of my "makeup muscles" to come back after being on vacation for a little bit over a month. Here are two of the three looks I created on … Continue reading Iya Villania For Mars Pa More
As you might have seen on my Instagram post a few days back, my bronzer palette dropped and three of my five bronzers "shattered" (See my IG post here.) Two of those three bronzers were my Nars bronzing powders in Laguna and Casino. I did not rush straight to Nars at Rustan's to purchase new ones … Continue reading NARS Bronzing Powders : Laguna and Casino
I found out about this brush making experience from the brush company Koyudo when I was doing research last year (2018) for Fude Matsuri. I keyed in the hashtag #FudeMatsuri on the search bar on Instagram. There were only a few posts. Some were from Sonia G. and some were from AkahanaManila. It was through … Continue reading Make Your Own Brush Experience + Factory Tour At Koyudo
On September 23, 2019 I made my way to Sakakiyama Shrine in Kumano, Hiroshima to celebrate Fude Matsuri. The brush festival almost did not happen. ~ The purpose of my trip to Japan this year was to partake in ALL the festivities of the brush festival. When I visited last year, there were some activities … Continue reading Fude Matsuri 2019
I was part of Miss Cherie's "Glam Team" for the past 13 weeks during StarStruck. It has been a huge learning experience for me because this is the first time in my life I have worked with an actress of such calibre. She sets the bar very high and if I were to work with … Continue reading Cherie Gil : StarStruck Final Judgement
Here we are playing about with the phone camera one fine day after the taping of week 14 of StarStruck.
One of my favorite looks I have created on Iya. A tonal peachy-pink look. Her eyeshadow, blush and lip color was the same tone. It came out very fresh.
Iya sporting a jewel tone lip.
We actually shoot Mars Pa More two days in a row. Lexi Gonzales was the guest for the third episode for the show and same story as how I managed to do Pam's makeup the day before - I helped Ernal lighten his load. Lexi also sits amongst the top 6 of StarStruck and I … Continue reading Lexi Gonzales