My Self-Reflection On Makeup Your Soul

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Being an entrepreneur is not as easy as it may seem. When I started my Beauty Business in this industry, I wanted to really capture the essence of being an independent woman. I wanted to be able to generate enough wealth to allow me the privilege of pursuing my own goals instead of aiding someone else in pursuing theirs. I’ve always had a strong personality and I wanted this to come through with my worth ethics. The best part about … Read More

A Lesson On Gratitude

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This holiday season has been very busy with work and preparation for my 2016 plans to expand my business to a more spiritual and emotional concept I call Makeup Your Soul! I’m very excited about it and I will debut it sometime this coming Spring! I’ve been so stressed out this holiday season because it felt like 2016 arrived too quickly this year. I wanted to do so much more with my time and accomplish many things on my bucket-list … Read More

A Lesson On Being Courageous

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This passed month, something happened in the heart of Ottawa, Canada that stunned the entire world: Justin Trudeau, newly elected liberal Prime Minister of Canada, assigned the most diverse group of politicians to his cabinet in the history of our world! Our cabinet has an equal number of men and women and is made of people who come from different ethnic backgrounds as well. We made history fellow Canadians and we should be very proud of our country and its … Read More

A Lesson On Embracing Femininity

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There is something fascinating to me about drag queens. I believe drag queens have a secret to expressing inner beauty: channeling femininity and goddess within. I have explored the many faces of inner beauty over the past year. One thing I have realized is that many women like myself are chronically afraid of self-expression. We are told by the media to let it all hang out, but when we do, we are shamed for doing so. When we choose to … Read More

A Lesson On The Importance Of Friends

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There are many burdens and struggles we face as when we become adults and enter the real world. It’s no longer about what clothes you’re gonna wear to impress your school friends or if you’ll get that A+ you always wanted in Science class. Being an adult is like a whole new world compared to high school and college life. When you become an adult, life becomes about survival and you can either accept that or stall until you can’t … Read More

My Experience As A Debut YouTube Vlogger

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Hey everybody! What a busy summer it’s been for me! Even though my schedule has been overflowing with beauty requests, I still have found time over the past two months to create new content in collaboration with my videographer for my new YouTube Channel. At first I was very hesitant to start a YouTube channel because I didn’t know how it would feel to have people peer into a window showing my personal thoughts and experiences. My first thought was: … Read More

A Lesson In Vulnerability And Authenticity

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It’s been a long busy Summer in the beauty industry. I enjoy taking out some time to do some collaboration work with younger artists and also teach the up and coming stars as well. I’ve been called “Sensei” by a few of my apprentice artists and friends on more than one occasion actually. To be honest, I’ve been incredibly honoured to be called as such. Sensei is a Japanese word for “teacher” or guide, mentor. It’s a very honorable title … Read More

Olivia Ha Makeover Contest 2015 Winner Diana: The Personal Before & After Experience

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Once in a while, I really love doing contests for former clients and prospective ladies that may not have it in their budget, or time to have a makeover. This video captures a very beautiful day when Diana (the beauty in this video) and my videographer Jonathan Arnold were able to make time to put this collaboration together. I appreciate the both of them so greatly! Here’s what’s in the video: Olivia: Hey guys! Do you guys ever feel like you don’t have time … Read More

Donating Cosmetics to a Women’s Shelter in Mississauga / Toronto

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Hello everybody! So after my action packed weekend at the ABA’s, Monica Le asked if we could go together to Interim in Mississauga, a women’s shelter to drop off a donation together. I’m glad she asked because my boxes and bags were filling up of cosmetics and donations ready for such an request! When she arrived, I peered into her care and realized Monica’s trunk was full of stuff to give away! We couldn’t even fit it all in the trunk, … Read More

Personal Struggles Of A Winner in ABA Toronto’s 2015 Glamorous Evening Makeup Competition!

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This is celebrity hairstylist Kim Vo and I. He is the hairstylist of Kate Hudson, Britney Spears, Katherine Heigl, Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Nicole Sherzinger, And many more! So many people wanted to meet him at the show. I was so lucky to have him congratulate me! It was one of those total star moments! After all that hard work, it finally paid off. To be honest I was really prepared to not even place, it’s been years since I’ve done … Read More

Donating Cosmetics, Makeup, Skincare in Greater Toronto Area, including Mississauga.

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Update March 1, 2017: Since some charities now no longer take used cosmetics, must be in NEW condition. I have updated a confirmed list that will take used cosmetics: 1. Blur Makeup Room in Toronto: http://www.blurmakeuproom.com/ takes unused cosmetics to donate to local shelters and trade slightly used cosmetics with other makeup artists. 425 Queen St. West Lower Level Toronto ON M5V 2A5 (Queen & Spadina) Store Hours Monday-Saturday: 11-7 Sunday: 12-6 647-352-8816 2. *Me*! Central Mississauga at Confederation & Burnhamthorpe. … Read More

This Is What I Said To A Lady With Teal Eyes

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Very recently I met with a lady that looked like she’s been through so much emotional stress that affects her physical, where she looked at me with watery eyes and asked: “Do you think I should change my eye color?” I asked: “Why? They’re so gorgeous!” Her: “No… They’re not.” Me: “What do you mean?” Her: “I heard that my eye colour is what is making my bags under my eyes even worse. That people think I do drugs or … Read More

An Inner Beauty Tip I Learned Today

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“We can never bring anything to us unless we are grateful for what we have. In fact, if somebody was completely and utterly grateful for everything, they would never have to ask for anything, because it would be given to them before they even asked. That is the power of Gratitude. May the joy be with you, Rhonda Byrne” From The Secret Daily Teachings What I took out of this when I read it today is that if we don’t … Read More

This Is What An Artist Like Me Believes In

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I love meeting new people. I feel that every person has a story to tell, with a unique look and personality to go with it. I love getting to know people that I encounter in my profession. I enjoy searching within them when we talk, pondering on how I can help them in every emotional and artistically beautiful way. Every time I meet someone for the first time, I look for the beauty deep within them and afterwards I paint it … Read More

Beautiful Asian Makeup on Bride Yen!

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Yen was sweet enough to update me on a few of the photos that took place this February. She is such a beautiful person and I tried my best to highlight these beautiful features of her on an Asian face (which can be hard to find for some!) Yen and Ryan really touched my heart and I teared when I saw her walking down the stairs when Ryan was singing his heart out to her on one knee! Ryan is … Read More

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