Portraits: Samantha

“What I see is that look in her eyes, the one that says she’s worthy of that stare, that all the attention is well-deserved. That’s when I click the shutter.”  (BJ Pascual, PUSH) Through the years of taking portraits – I started in 2011 – I’ve come to photograph the same faces over and over […]

Portraits: Ica

  “How are you?” “I’m in a really good place right now.” Lately, I’ve been taking the time to get in touch with a lot of my friends who are younger than me, and I find that they can teach me so much about humility, faith, and love. My perception of the three have been […]

Beauty Haul: NARS Audacious Lipsticks

(Angela, Vera)  Am I dreaming or am I dreaming? My unceasingly kind, generous, loving mother and I are finally at the stage of our relationship where she spontaneously gives me beauty products out of the goodness of her gracious heart. Bless her. A few weeks ago, she came home from her last (!) business trip […]

Beauty Haul: Makeup Revolution London

(Makeup Revolution London Beyond Flawless Ultra Eyeshadows Palette, Ultra Blush Palette in Golden Sugar, Radiance Highlighter Palette, and Goddess of Love Triple Baked Highlighter)  (Salvation Velvet Lacquer in What I Believe, Keep Crying For You, and Keep Lying For You) This entry has been on my drafts for a while, and I felt that it […]

Beauty Haul: MAC Lipsticks

(Twig, Velvet Teddy, and Please Me) It was five in the morning, at the airport – a few hours past my birthday. An illuminated store stood out; it was calling my name. I went in empty-handed and got out with three new things. It left me with a full heart and a relatively huge dent […]