I met Lydia last year when she came to me for bridal makeup for her first wedding celebration at City Hall. She has an adorable nephew and wanted to make sure that he would still recognize his auntie after her makeup was done; After the trial, her nephew saw her and approved!

We had a nice peaceful morning getting ready at the Westin Prince hotel. Lydia looked stunning in her beautiful red gown that she had made back home in Indonesia. Lydia and I had a special connection and I definitely wanted to be able to do her makeup again for her second wedding celebration later that year, but with my baby #2 on the way I had to miss out on that opportunity!

Lydia, I wish you all the best! I’m thankful to have met you!








Thank you to my hairstylist Mary! Always fantastic work!






I’d been proudly doing makeup for Nobis for a few years when the creative director referred Joanne, his cousin, to me for bridal makeup. Of course I was equally as proud to be able to beautify yet another lovely and sweet bride. Joanne was so fun to work with; Such a bright and upbeat spirit!

We kept her daytime makeup natural. For the evening reception at Chateau le Jardin, we deepened it and added another half set of falsies to add volume and fluff to the lashes.

Another shout out to my team for doing amazing work as usual with hair and makeup! Thanks Mary, Josephine, Eliza and Shaelyn!

Photo credits: Christine Reid Photography – Thank you!















Congratulations Joanne and Shaun! Thank you for having me be a part of your magical day!


Once my sassy colleague Shannon got engaged, she immediately came to me to book me as her makeup artist! I was so flattered needless to say since she is a woman who knows exactly what she wants. Over the years, she has referred three of of her goods friends to me  (see Azadeh’s wedding, as well as Agatha’s wedding) and was honoured when she asked me to do her makeup as well.

Some brides come to me knowing very little about makeup and not knowing what type of makeup look they would like, but not my Shannon! This lady knows her face well and knew right away that she wanted dramatic makeup on the upper lids and minimal on the lower. We focused on brightening her skin and on bringing her eyes forward.

This bridal party so much fun to work with and Shannon was a stunning bride to say the least; She looked like an absolute doll with her golden locks framing her face.

I’d also like to mention my fantastic makeup assistant, Eliza Tam. Like myself, she’s a perfectionist. She is always professional and takes her time to make sure that everyone feels beautiful. She did an awesome job on members of the bridal party!

A warm thank you also to Cliq Creative for providing the photos.

Thank you Shannon for having me as your makeup artist! It was an absolute pleasure! xoxo













Wedding-436Congratulations beautiful bride!

When my brother-in-law announced his engagement to my now sister-in-law, I was ecstatic! Not only is she beautiful, she is such a loving and thoughtful person. She always wears a huge smile on her sweet face and is so genuinely kind. I was honoured when she asked me to be her makeup artist for their special day.

After trying out a few makeup looks, we finally decided on the perfectly soft coral makeup with baby nude pink lips that would accentuate her eyes and match their coral winery wedding at Willow Springs Winery.

Thanks Amanda for having me beautify your already beautiful face on your marriage to Fred! xoxo










I had the pleasure of working with Wales Wong, photographer and editor of Veux magazine, for the second time. We had so much fun planning this colourful candy-themed photoshoot with hairstylist Carlos Pang and model Alayna Kellett. We couldn’t help but munch on our candy props while working! 

Here are some behind the scene shots:


Although timing for the shoot was really tight, we managed to squeeze in 4 fun, bright looks for a feature in Veux mag’s 4th anniversary issue:

I also had the chance to share some tips on summer makeup at the new “strobing” trend which has taken over traditional contouring this season: 


I look forward to doing another collaboration with Veux mag! 

i’ve been so lucky to have had the opportunity to do makeup for so many kind and lovely brides. i want to thank all my friends and my previous brides for all of their referrals. every bride i’ve worked with has been so sweet including this beautiful bride. she was so trusting in my work and honestly so appreciative – such a pleasure and honour to work with!

for her wedding day, she wanted emphasis on her eyes and some nice and natural contouring. for her evening look, we just enhanced her daytime look by adding another half set of lashes to create more volume in her lashes and deepened the colours and contours.

congratulations my dear!

Photography by Studio ROK

















This adorable bride is a natural beauty, so naturally she wanted makeup that would keep looking as natural as possible. She was not a fan of metallic, glittery makeup, so we kept everything very matte. I used a variety of browns and taupes to contour her eyes to create dimension and matte peach blush and highlighter powder to sculpt her face. I had a lovely time beatifying this sweet bride last year!


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I had an idea to work with beautiful model Stephanie Nicholson and photographer James Mui to create a series of images where one face is transformed into several different faces through makeup, lighting and facial expression. We had a great time adjusting the makeup, lighting and facial expressions ever so slightly between images to create something different for each photo making the viewer do a double-take to see if it’s the same person in each photo. This is what we produced:

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I started…

After my friend told me she uses coconut oil as a moisturizer, I got a tub from Costco and started using it all over at night after my shower. The great thing about coconut oil is that it comes in a solid form so it doesn’t drip everywhere as you apply it. I normally slather it on and put my pjs on right after because I don’t have the patience to wait 10 minutes before it fully absorbs into my skin. It doesn’t get my pjs all icky though. Once it absorbs, it’s not greasy at all. It smells great and it’s perfect for dry winter skin.

Under the eyes??…

I recently ran out of eye cream and looked over and saw my jar of coconut oil sitting on my counter top and thought, why not? I took a very small amount and warmed it on my finger tips and applied it around my eye area, up to my temples. I waited until the next day to see if it would clog up any pores, but nope, it worked great!

As an eye makeup remover…

At the same time as running out of eye cream, I ran out of my shu cleansing oil – not a good day lol. I normally use the shu uemura Fresh (pink) cleansing oil for my eyes only to remove the eye makeup. So far, I haven’t found any other product that takes off my waterproof liner as well as the pink C/O does. I tight line my eyes, so the product becomes really hard to remove. I try to avoid any unnecessary rubbing of my eyes because I’m scared of wrinkles; The pink C/O works sooo well. I’ve tried the regular shu C/O, but it doesn’t remove as well as the pink.

Anyways, so because I ran out, I thought why not try coconut oil. So I did the same as with C/O and massaged the coconut oil onto my eyes without wetting my face or hands. Then, I used water and massaged my eye area and followed by washing my face following my regular routine. The eye makeup come off, not as clean as with the C/O, but it works and it’s all natural!

On the lips..

It works great as an all natural lip balm! I do this occasionally when my lips are super duper chapped.

All over the face?..

After applying all of my body, I tried patting the remainder of the coconut oil on my hands onto my face. This didn’t work so well for me because it clogged my pores :(. If you have acne prone skin, I wouldn’t suggest doing this.


  • When storing coconut oil, do not store anywhere close to heat i.e. I stored mine in the cupboard under my washroom sink, but the vent is close by so it ended up melting it. When the melted coconut oil solidifies again, it’s no longer as soft and frothy as before. It becomes hard like a stick of cold butter and requires your body heat to melt it as you apply.
  • When using as an eye cream, apply a very very small amount.
  • As a lip balm, you can buy little travel cosmetic containers from the dollar store and scoop some coconut oil into it so that you can carry it around and re-apply during the day.

It’s great all-natural alternative to all those products that contain parabens. Of course some cosmetic products work much better, but going natural from time to time is always a good idea to give your body some time to detox. After all, skin is the largest organ of the human body.

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