A Lesson On Gratitude

| |

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 Embracing Femininity

| |

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

My Experience As A Debut YouTube Vlogger

| |

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

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

| |

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

How Would You Makeup This Beautiful Asian Face? Featured in Toronto Weddingbells

| |

If you saw her face, how would you imagine to do her makeup? I had the wonderful pleasure of doing the beautiful bride’s makeup, Josey for this wedding! I wanted to write my makeup inspiration of why I chose to makeup her this way for the wedding! See the Weddingbells Feature here. Skin: For those wondering, I used Kett Airbrushing on her skin here, as well as the blush, contour and highlight. I slightly contoured her nose, cheeks, and all around so … Read More

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

| |

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

Newest Spring Editorial 2015

| |

“Midnight Rose” inspired Editorial in the new Spring Issue of Remark Magazine! I had such an amazing time with this team, everyone was so helpful and collaborative to make this such an effortless, beautiful story. Thanks to Corina who hosted the whole shoot for us and allowed us to use her space. She brought us snacks and kept us fed the entire shoot! She was such an amazing photographer, taking all the best shots in the best frames. We worked through … Read More

This Is What I Said To A Lady With Teal Eyes

| |

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

This Is What An Artist Like Me Believes In

| |

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

What You Didn’t Know About Airbrush Makeup Vs Traditional Makeup

| |

1. Airbrush makeup applied properly is ‘invisible’ through a camera and on digital/print view. Reason being that airbrush makeup is sprayed in hundreds of ‘dots’. Similarly, a camera picks up light and displays it in pixels on your computer screen or the LCD screen. Pixels are tiny, tiny dots as well. Airbrush makeup is applied the same way a camera reads what is infront of it, which is tiny dots of color, which is why it is extremely easy to … Read More