Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Make up and Fashion Collaboration Shoot with Ericka Garcia of :)

Last May 12, 2012, My good friend, Ms. Ericka Garcia and I had a collaboration shoot along with Ms. Mae de Vera and Ms. Rocena Bartoloni as our models.

Ms. Mae de Vera and Ms. Rocena Bartoloni
(can you say, wow? These girls are naturals!)

I have dabbled with make up and stuff but this was the first time where I am solely in charge of doing the make up for the models. Ms. Ericka Garcia is in charge of the clothes and photographing them as well. This is also the first time where I had a 'normal' collaboration shoot, too. Our concept revolved around what is fashionably 'in' here in Cebu, we sort of just 'winged it', to be honest. :)
Ericka showed me two sets of clothes they were to wear for their day time and night time look and I tried my best to properly match the make up I should use for them with their clothes.

We are still new to this and we are still finding our footing, please be gentle! :)

TL;DR - We're new, Ericka does the styling/fashion and photography part, I do the make up.

Here are the pictures!

Ms. Rocena Bartoloni, day time look 

(She reminds me so much of Amy Winehouse)

Ms. Rocena Bartoloni, day time look

Ms. Rocena Bartoloni, day time look

Ms. Mae de Vera, day time look

Ms. Mae de Vera, day time look

Ms. Mae de Vera, day time look


Ms. Mae de Vera, night time look 

Ms. Mae de Vera, night time look
Ms. Rocena Bartoloni, night time look

Ms. Rocena Bartoloni, night time look

Ms. Rocena Bartoloni, night time look
Rocena and Mae, night time look


Photos are all by Ms. Ericka Garcia of

Make up by Mai Peralta
Models: Mae de Vera (Belated happy birthday!) and Rocena Bartoloni

Thank you, girls! <3 Looking forward to future shoots!

Mai and the fashionable Ms. Ericka =)

Mai with the lovely models, Rocena and Mae <3

Ms. Ericka Garcia will soon post in her blog about the models' clothes and styling. Please check it out soon! :)

Critiques and constructive comments are very welcome! :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

First Post!

A sort of FYI but not really. Ah, I can be really vague and in your face at the same time sometimes.

Writing style? Mai, make up your mind!
I am still trying to discern what type of writing style I should adapt or keep for consistency. I like to read a lot so that must be one of the reasons why my writing style changes every once in a while, or at least after every new book I read or re-read. Like for example, if I recently finished a historical novel and if I were to write a product review, then it would certainly sound weird because I might use time inappropriate words in my sentences like "We ain't never seen the likes o'this" or "Whence, comest thou?" or even more wtf would be to join them together as in, "Whence, dost this comest thou? We ain't never seen the likes o'this moisturizer" or something like that. Haha.

What will this blog "Life in Snippets" contain?
This blog will not only contain make up looks, reviews, DIY's and such; it will also contain book reviews, video games (I like rpg's the best), interesting websites, and hopefully a bit of fashion. I must admit though that I'm not so big into fashion. My wardrobe staples are mainly jeans and shirts. There's nothing wrong with jeans and shirts mind you, but admittedly as a grown woman, I should have more age appropriate clothes and that I should stop dressing up like a highschooler. Haha.

Why is it called Life In Snippets?
Well to be frank, I was at lost for words when I first made this blog. I actually spent hours trying to find the perfect name for this blog, then I thought of the word "snippets" which is a noun that is according to Merriam-Webster as 'a small part, piece, or thing; especially : a brief quotable passage' and I thought to myself that this blog will inevitably contain snippets from my life: what I'm up to, what I spazz about and what I like to do in my spare time so I thought I'd point out the obvious and name it as obviously as possible. Haha. :))

You're in to make up only and not both make up and fashion? What?
I wasn't into make up at first, but I had this dressing up hobby that made me learn how to put on make up so I could embody the character more. (*wink *hint hint*)  I'm still on the learning process and make up is fascinating; I still learn a lot of techniques and stuff whenever I read or watch a new make up tutorial. As for fashion, I'm reading on tips and gathering advices from friends on what kind of clothes would suit me best because I still find jeans and recently leggings/jeggings comfortable, and now instead of pairing it up with my old sandals or my dirty Chuck Taylors, I pair them up with wedges and heels. I have also acquired new tops in the form of blouses, cardigans and.. and.. I still don't know what people call those being the general term, top. Haha.

Since you're still starting in the fashion thing, will you do collabs with other bloggers?
Yes, definitely. As matter of fact I had a shoot yesterday, May 12, 2012 with a really good friend from school. Watch out for it on my next post.