Bridal Hair Fun!

Who: Jaime
What: Romantic Updo
When: Sunday, Sept 9
Duration: 35 minutes!!! What?!?

A couple of Sundays ago, my sister Jaime was over hanging out to watch the football game. Or rather, the guys were watching football, and we were just lounging around. Oh yes!!! Perfect opportunity to try out an updo! Jaime was game, and we got started.


Front and Back
Jaime had already curled her hair for the day, so I didn't have to use any heat tools to give her hair volume.



Side and Back

Front and Side
I pinned a flower clip from H&M to give an idea for a bridal look

Top and Back

Thanks for letting me play with your hair Ja! That was fun! :)


My Little Sister's Getting Married!

Who: Jen!
What: Makeup Trial
When: Saturday, June 8

Jen and I go way back... you know, ever since the day she was born! Hahahaha. I love my sister to death and am so proud of her for everything she's been able to accomplish.

I still remember when we got into a fight one day and started wrestling each other, rolling around on the floor and in between our beds, getting stuck in the blankets and not knowing whether to laugh or stay mad and continue to try and strangle each other. How old were we? College? I don't even remember what we were arguing about. Tons have changed! Thank God! :)

Now I'll have the honor of being by her side as she becomes a married woman!

Before and After #1

Before and After #2


I used matte brown tones for Jen's eyeshadow, and a pair of lush false lashes to help make her eyes pop.

Jen's wedding day updo will be an off to the side look. I spent a couple min. to quickly pull her hair off to the side. Please excuse the fly-away bangs!

Thanks for coming in Jen! Here's some fun iphone shots!

Checkin' out the afters

Isaiah loves his JenJen YeeYee :)


Lash Extensions!

Who: Me!
What: Lash Extension Application
When: August 10
Extension Specialist: Melissa Pascua 

Much love to my friend Lissa and her new endeavors in the skincare and beauty industry! Exactly one month ago, I zipped on over to her home studio for a taste of what lash extensions are all about. 

Lash extensions are semi permanent, lasting anywhere from 2-4 weeks. What Lissa would do is help to enhance my natural (stumpy, almost non-existent) lashes. This would be accomplished by attaching synthetic lashes to each of my own real lashes one by one!

I get so ridiculously squeamish when it comes to others working on my eyes. A visit to the optometrist never fails to result in uncontrollable fluttering of eyelids and of course the tears that won't stop flowing. It's embarrassing... I  wasn't quite sure how it would go, but Lissa was so great and put me at ease. She has PATIENCE, steady and gentle hands, and a true care of what she does.

Here's Lissa getting ready to start on my lash extensions. I LOVED the set up. There was music playing in the background, a pleasant scent in the room, and a comfy pillow for me to rest my head on while Lissa worked on my lashes. 

Something that really stuck out at me was how in tune Lissa was with me. I had made a side comment to her over the phone prior to our session how I was going to hate not wearing any eye makeup. (As was necessary in order to get the lashes on). I remember, as I was settling in, she told me she also didn't wear any makeup for our session to make me feel more comfortable. How nice!!! That was one of the gestures she made that just makes me so proud to be her friend.

The tools of the trade :)

Before and After
As you can see, my natural lashes are really short... plus they point downwards! Although you can't tell as much from the after shot, the individual false lashes had their own curl to it, which helped to bring my natural lashes up.

Closed eye before, closed eyes after

We spent a little over 2 hours for this lash extension session. It flew by! The conversation flowed and Lissa made me feel really at ease. Not just with the whole process, but also with being able to catch up and share with one another about what was going on in our lives.

How did the lashes feel? Great! They didn't droop down at all, so I could see just fine. They really were so light that there was no extra weight like the strip lashes I would wear for special occasions. They looked really natural. I had a couple people come up to me afterward saying, "Your lashes are so long!!!" Hahahaha, giggle giggle, chuckle chuckle...little did they know. Just kidding. I ended up telling them they were lash extensions.

Are you looking for lash extensions?!? Contact me for Lissa's info! Or click on her name up at the top for a link to her e-mail address.

One happy Melissa Pascua Lash Specialist client :)