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Friday

24

May 2013

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How To Pose For Your Body Type:

  1. I’ve got skinny legs! But it doesn’t have to be a flaw and you should embrace whatever body parts you believe are ‘less than perfect’. To me there is no such thing! Embrace and perfect!
  2. Practice moving in front of the mirror until it feels natural to find angles that work for you. It’s like choreographing a dance. You start somewhere comfortable and you move to the rhythm.. good music certainly helps.
  3. Learn how to smile with your eyes. Confident facial expressions are key- and have more than one! Selfies are a good way to practice.

A Vine clip of me having fun posing in front of the camera, by The House of Makeuphttps://vine.co/v/bVzMKvTgWnV

Monday

22

October 2012

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Halloween idea: Geisha Girl!

The makeup artist, Mia Koo, for my photo shoot with Manhattan Magazine over the weekend was amazing. It was so much fun transforming into a Geisha through makeup, hair, and wardrobe! Thought this would be a great post to get some last minute ideas going for Halloween.

xx

Wednesday

3

October 2012

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My #1 goal in life (right now) is to wakeup early, do all the 1 million things I’d love to do’s in the morning- have a leisurely breakfast, go to the gym, play with the pups, etc! We all have our morning dos and wants. What are yours?

So what is the one thing we do every morning? I never leave the house without makeup or at least some form of skincare/haircare- even if its just a touch of gloss or a spritz of hair serum. So, I thought of the idea to do a Wakeup To Makeup series – self explanatory. But for me the best part of waking up is to washup and apply makeup!

For my first one, Ty happened to be running towards me during my recording after his bath (Daddy is in the background “thank you!”). So he looks all shiny and happy, while I find a way to do a quick touch-up with a 4-year-old boy on my lap. LOVE how it turned out, so this ended up being the final cut. xx

Thursday

27

September 2012

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LOVE this photo as a frame-able! This photo shoot was produced as an ad for The Shark Daymond of Shark Tank (Daymond John) and DJ Danny Estrella’s club appearances. It was a special experience because Heather & Felicia are my girls— love you gals! x

The hair and makeup was flawless, will get the name of the makeup artist and edit it in tomorrow- his skills were amazing! I really felt like a doll.

This shoot was back in February, so the ad is out and about by now.

Photo: The last shot of the night, we are all pretending to be tired/hungover! Ha.

Wednesday

26

September 2012

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Love big waves, big hair, big curls. Here are tips straight from hair stylist, Eddie, at Image Powerhouse for Boudoir waves. 

What you’ll need for this classic boudoir look: clips, 1 to 1 ½ inch curling iron, and lots and lots of hair spray for long lasting curls!

Eddie sectioned my long ombré hair and curled it one piece at a time.

  • Step 1: Wind small section of hair around the curling iron (make sure to start at the root rather than the tip), and leave it in for 10-15 seconds.
  • Step 2: Release the ringlet, and pin it up with a small clip. Note: make sure to leave your ringlets pinned up as long as possible.
  • Step 3: Once you’re all dressed up and ready to go, release ringlets and apply hair spray, one curl at a time.
  • Step 4: Whip hair around to loosen curls. Don’t worry if the curls look too tight at first, they will naturally loosen.

Tada! Soft beautiful boudoir curls.

x

Monday

24

September 2012

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Photo: A kawaii gift from a very sweet and loyal Sunina client! Love how thoughtful each and every selection was.. so girly! Thank you Hanna!

In the gift bag:
*Tara Tarantino Primer – I’ve needed a primer so this is great!!
*Lashes – love having stock of these just in case an event comes up:)
*Lip Silicone gloss – Ooh, can’t wait to use it.
*Essie! Love Essie colors.
*Barbie eyeshadow. Ahhhh too cute.
*Swarovski cherry earrings:) cute!!

Thank you, thank you for the sweet note as well! xx Love my supporters, such great gift givers!!

Sunday

23

September 2012

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Another Sunday Inspo: Big Hair! x

Wednesday

19

September 2012

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Here is a look behind the scenes of Mon Cheri’s shoot. The webisode can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eLR4-5PPgk&feature=relmfu

There are a select few life events that are dear to a girl’s life. One is being pregnant for sure! Capturing this special time while looking as gracefully beautiful as she does is an amazing blessing! 

I’d love to do more like this one in the future, it was private and intimate- very beautifully done. I loved helping her come up with the concept, look, and overlooking each and every aspect of the shoot. 

Wednesday

12

September 2012

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The blondes at the agency asked for me to touch them up for a glowing after-work look. I dug into my makeup bag, as well as AnaBanana, the intern’s makeup bag which was filled with Hourglass cosmetics- love.

Here were my tools to touch them up, and add glow:

  • Chanel Irréelle Duo in Emerald Coast, to add some shimmer to eyelids. 
  • Aura Sheer Cheek Stain, for a sweet girly glow
  • Hour Glass Blush Brush, to contour and blush out the cheek stain 
  • Anastasia Brunette, new discovery, looks amazing and natural on blondes! Precisely shaped and defined brows make such a difference.
  • Harajuku scent in Love, sprayed at roots of the hair to keep the scent lasting and au natural.

The key is to achieve an effortless glow without looking like you have a ton of makeup on- like Charlize Theron or Gwenyth Paltrow, aspirational blondes:)

PS- there will be a makeup tutorial coming soon, per your inbox requests! Pls stay tuned xx Raebear gifted me a new iMac (for our anni and my editing, blogging, vlogging, etc.) which is coming via UPS soon- loveeee!

Monday

10

September 2012

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I am surrounded by photography on a daily basis. It’s one of those skills that I am around so much that when I do get a chance to hold a camera it comes naturally to me. My brother is a photographer, I work at a photo agency, and Image Powerhouse is in the business of photo shoots.

Image is my passion – shoot with us! x

www.imagepowerhouse.com

Saturday

8

September 2012

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The event last night was beautifully successful. We planned for an intimate setting where each girl could be personally attended to by our makeup artist, Cherry, who did an amazing job.

I also had the opportunity to soft launch a few Skincare products that will be available online soon.

I can’t wait to go through the captures of the night. They will be uploaded to Facebook by tomorrow morning- thanks to Mike Dote for all of the photo booth captures!

Special thank you to Kim at Prestigious/ Image Powerhouse- Donna, JP, and Michael at Image Powerhouse as well. Andy (photo), Jesse, and Cyril (video) for supporting the event. And of course the gorgeous guests! xx

Photo by Raebear, my host alongside me

Thursday

6

September 2012

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Stepped into the studio to set up beauty stations! The finishing touch: ♡FNO scripted on the mirror with pink lipstick.

The Glow bar, Lash bar, Body bar, Big Hair bar, and Bubbly bar (21+ only!) are all set up! Image Stylists are ready to beautify. Photographers are ready to shoot. Caaaaaan’t wait.

Still taking very last minute RSVPs ‘til 5p tonight, starts at 7!

x

Saturday

1

September 2012

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Curiously opened up a page in the book, Star: A Novel, by Pamela Anderson while waiting for Rae bear to pick me up.

The goal this weekend is to surround myself with inspirational things, people, and ideas to get ready for a busy week! Bravery will be the key word. What are some things that inspire you to move forward with any of your personal and/or professional projects?

I would also love to accomplish answering one of the more personal questions in my inbox from you xx

Have an amazing weekend!

Wednesday

29

August 2012

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Image Powerhouse Webisode 2 is here! Mon Cheri is the featured guest, client, and friend for our webisode. She is the cutest pregnant girl ever! Watch her feel gorgeous during her maternity shoot, thanks to the team at Image Powerhouse- and of course her natural beauty:)

Monday

27

August 2012

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Fashion’s Night Out, 9.6.12.

My goal is to create a personalized beauty experience for every guest that joins my beauty and photo team. I personally love giving people an uplift in their look, then capturing it in photos!! Can’t wait to select a few to even participate in our next webisode.

I am also looking to confirm a wardrobe vendor or two, in addition to my skin care available for sale that night.

x
PS the flyer is by my Dara, inspired by the Instagram look- genius! xo

Saturday

25

August 2012

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Vogue Nippon for October 2012 covers all things FNO.

So far, my dear friend Dara, graphics designer, has sent me the final flyer to review which I’ll have ready for the public by Monday. It’s adorable! I have Chris of Prestigious Models helping me confirm a few beauties for the night. Soozie, my main girly photographer will join to experiment her birthday beauty look + take snapshots for the night. I’ve received a few groups of RSVP’s via email so far- excited! Email me at patricia@sunina.com to RSVP! x

My beauty team will include, image stylists, hair/makeup artists, photographers, and models.

FNO at Image Powerhouse will focus on all things skin, beauty, and photos! See Sunina’s event listing on the FNO website, under “S”: http://fashionsnightout.com/fno/nyc x

PS- always loveeee all the fashion and beauty in Japanese Vogue! + their additional mini-mags, as if one wasn’t enough!

Tuesday

21

August 2012

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Quick Tips on How to Be a Lady!

  1. Dress – No sweatpants! Clean wrinkle-free + well coordinated outfits please. A signature personal style is a plus. Pretty heels are an A++!
  2. Act – Choose your friends wisely. Who you spend time with says a lot about who you are. Don’t overeat, don’t drink too much, don’t advise unless you are asked for advice, don’t flaunt yourself & be braggart, and don’t fart in the presence of others. Your self-respect, reputation, and aura will speak for you. 
  3. Talk – Speak at a soft to moderate tone – Think “speak low when you speak love”. If you have nothing good to say then don’t say anything at all- words to live by! Keep up with news, your interests & passions, world events- be cultured for conversation.
  4. Walk  – “…For poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” Don’t waddle like a duck, don’t slouch as you walk, don’t drag your feet. Lift each foot up fully before stepping into your next, watch your posture, relax your arms, and one foot should stride in good distance in front of the other. A confident walk makes such a difference in appearance. 
  5. Sit – It is cray how very few women know how to really sit like a lady.. (I was one of the clueless, up until this post). Contrary to the image above, legs should never be crossed. Legs should be straight in front of you, knees angled either left or right, then criss-crossed by the ankle. It is surprising because growing up I’ve watched soo many late night shows with gorgeous actresses in dresses being interviewed, and their perfectly pretty gams are crossed! To me, that has always looked effortlessly sexy. This is one lady-like rule I’d like to oppose to, pls just shave x 

Saturday

18

August 2012

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Last night at Image Powerhouse was an enlightening hosting experience.

The Singles Mixer Event held at the studio was a successful one. I loved playing the matchmaker fairy at the party while interviewing guests for our 3rd Webisode. Watch the first one on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_SJ71xGqUM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Here are my top 3 insights from the mixer:

1) Purely platonic relationships do exist. I found an attractive girl and guy together- thought they were a couple at first, but they were just genuine decade-long friends. Both agreed they’d acknowledged one another’s attractiveness- but essentially knew how much more valuable their friendship was. It was an awwww moment.

2) Be with someone who lifts you up. One married gentleman mentioned the reason why he’s become successful is because of the woman he’s had by his side through the journey. His wife, he says, is low maintenance both emotionally and financially. She doesn’t ask for material things, nor does she require tons of attention to feel loved. So, he is more apt to give in those two departments- and it’s appreciated. “You want to be with a woman that makes your life easier.” Ahem- a mom replacement, ahem. I do agree though. We all need someone who simplifies our lives, not complicates it. Simplicity is key.

3) One of my interview questions for the men in the room was: What are the top three things you look for in a gal? Personality, physical attractiveness/nice smile, and charisma seemed to be the most popular answers.

So in conclusion, girls- be financially and emotionally independent, love yourself, and use Crest white strips/ accentuate lips with moisturizing lip balm and show off your smile- whether you are single or not!! x

Photo: Host, me + the Event Models: Jennifer and Donna.

Thursday

16

August 2012

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Personal notes on my beauty goals- a few goals have already been reached to become routine. For instance, I apply Shiseido SPF every morning without a thought. Still, here are a few things I’d like to keep solidly habitual.. like forever.

Objective: Maintain Hydrated + Glowing Skin

  • Night/Day Skin Ritual, daily
  • Deep Cleansing Hydro Facial + Extractions, monthly
  • Mask Sheets, weekly
  • Baby Oil Body Moisture, daily 
  • Ice Cold Baths! Bi-weekly 
  • Chomp on Cucumbers – hydrate adequately, daily

Wednesday

15

August 2012

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OK, ready! Mirror check + hair toss while I smooth out frizz and ensure long-lasting big hair.

Big hair is my usual signature look when going out, it makes me feel super feminine & lush.

I’ve gotten a few voluminous hair questions lately so I’ve composed a few tips..

Three Tips for Smooth Voluminous Hair:
1) Dry Hair – starting with completely dry hair is the standard. Use dry shampoo for clean fresh hair. If your hair isn’t perfectly smooth, use hair serum to smooth out imperfections.
2) Curl Hair – start with a half ponytail and curl iron hair from the bottom layer to the top. Use serum along the way to smooth imperfections.
3) Tease & Fluff – once you’re done curling, flip your hair down, fluff, then whip it back up like Sasha Fierce. Take random sections of your hair and tease with a comb. When you’re just about done, part your hair, serum any imperfections- and you’re ready to go!

Watch my video “OK, ready.” @ New York, NY, USA on Viddy http://www.viddy.com/video/85a94a72-f2e1-4137-b7be-f2f863688815

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