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

Toronto Life Featured Bridal Makeup and Hair

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I happily stumbled upon a featured work of mine in Toronto Life today! It was for a beautiful bride by the name of Sarah and I remember it like it was yesterday. Sarah was such a happy, go-lucky girl that wasn’t afraid to say what she wanted. It wasn’t her first time ever getting makeup done professionally so she knew what she wanted to look and feel like on her wedding day. “Natural but not too natural!” she said. As a makeup artist I … Read More

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

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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

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

Newest Spring Editorial 2015

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“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

7 Essential Tips When Searching For Wedding Vendors

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The First Question You Should Always Ask Yourself When Looking For Wedding Vendors: – What do you envision for your wedding and why? (ex. elaborate wedding, entertainment, cozy venue, color scemes) I will tell you a story of a recent wedding I had serviced this week: Last month a bride called me asking if I was available for her wedding this month. I happily told her I was, then she told me that she loved my website and the pictures really … Read More

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