The start of my career

Alright, this is my last “looking-back” post…

I can still remember the day this happened! It was one of the most memorable, greatest day of my life!


Posted on Aug 30, ’10 9:01 PM

After a year of studying makeup artistry, I finally got my certificate last Asugust 29. But mind you, it was not easy. Before the certificate was handed out, we had to go through some tests by the Australian assessors: Jocelyn Langdon and Tanya Gwin, the principal and vice-principal respectively of ACHDB Melbourne.

Here I am with the principal of ACHDB Melbourne, Jocelyn Langdon

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A makeup artist’s story

I started thinking about how I became a makeup artist. I stumbled upon an old blog post sharing why I chose to study makeup artistry and why choose the Australian College of Hair Design and Beauty as my school.

Here’s the whole story…

Posted on Jul 9, ’09 9:32 PM

Finally, I’ve enrolled to Australian College of Hair Design and Beauty (ACHDB). Yey me!

In the past three or four months I’ve been really thinking about my future; if I would still be editing or writing in the next five years and if I still want to be in this profession by the time I start my own family.

Then I start to think what I would really love to do, and that is to be a makeup artist. I love prettifying myself, creating natural and glam looks. But I could never do it on somebody else’s face. But I found out that it is something I would love to do and learn. I started researching on makeup classes and found two in the Makati area. So yeah, imagine me going to Makati everyday after work, (during that time I was working in an office in Pasig) so I thought, yeah, why not?! But I have to save up first for the tuition fee and other expenses I would be spending, thinking, by next year, I’ll go for it.

But looks like fate got something else planned for me. About three weeks ago, my teamate (Aby) ym’ed me an article where my senior (Benok 🙂 was featured in. It was Q TV’s site, So I read the article, browsed the site since it was all about women, general kikay stuff, health, and so on. Then, that’s when I saw the article… An Australian college was opening in Podium! Wow! Coincidentally, my family and some friends were going to dinner in Podium that very same date. So I said to myself, why not check it out. So I did, and my! Was I impressed! It was a real school, with classrooms, a small pantry, library, and faculty room. Wow! I got so excited over the fact that this was the most accessible place for me to learn to be a makeup artist.

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