It’s fascinating how the internet and social media connect people all over the world. In our case, social media became a tool to meet up and work with like-minded & creative people. Paula is London-based model and blogger traveling to Dubai for a week, she approached me for a collab shoot and I’d be making a mistake if I say no to that beauty. For this shoot, I opted for a natural makeup that emphasizes her natural beauty. We just wanted everything authentic and as raw as it could get, in fact, these photos are edited minimally – no skin retouching done. My good friend and one of my most trusted photographers, Joem perfectly captured Paula’s personality- candid, fun and a natural stunner. Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique Photography: Joem Aldea Model: Paula Okunzuwa
Burn See, anyone can start a fire, darling, but how are you going to keep it alight? What will you don when it dies down? Just start another one and another and another? Do you have enough tinder, dearest, enough matches in your back pockets? Will you stay and light a cigarette, watch the embers glow as the sparks dance? Let’s roast marshmallows and drink hot chocolate in the open, under a blanket of stars. Stay with me tonight. But do me a favor will you, my love? When you leave, douse me with water, lest I be the cause of a wildfire. Bury me in the sand. Forget me. I will be okay. Just think of the trees. -Danabelle Gutierrez, & Until the Dreams Come Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique Photography: Studio by The Louise Monique Model: Marix
Beauty Queen & international fashion model, Sandra Seifert flew all the way from Manila to Dubai for the photoshoot of her very own modest fashion line, Suravilla. Photographer: Alex Callueng Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique
It’s been a while since I last wrote on my blog. Yes, life happened and yes, it’s hard to be an adult. But talking about that is a whole different story and this post is about my discovery of two amazing Asian beauty brands from the Philippines & Thailand. The online beauty store, PrimaBeauty Finds sent me some Thai beauty products called MORES & the Filipino made cosmetics line called KJM cosmetics. Oh! A little bit of chika on the side, the owner of the PrimaBeauty Finds is such a darling! She made sure that I got the products right away. Who wouldn’t want to deal with nice people, right? Definitely 10 for customer service, good manners & right conduct! HA! 🙂 From KJM Cosmetics, I received lip tints in Pink Puff, Summer Kiss, Bittersweet Magenta & Dolled. I also got tinted lip balms in Manic, Pandora & Clarity. Out of all the lip tint shades that I’ve tried, my favorite is Bittersweet Magenta though I also love Summer Kiss – this shade is definitely a …
Last year, my cousin tied the knot with her boyfriend for 8 years. It was the first wedding that I attended as an adult, and not just, that I was her bridesmaid/ make-up artist.
Attending a wedding is such a beautiful experience, but being a part of it as it happens is a magical experience. I am so honoured and grateful that my cousin has chosen me to do her make-up on one of the most beautiful days of her life.
Hair & Make-up: Louise Monique Soriano Model: Rhia Flordeliza
Hair & Make-up: Louise Monique Soriano Model: Natasha Skye Russell