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May 19th – Charity & Volunteering for kids in DC

On May 19, 2012 our team “27″ (to celebrate Trisha’s birthday) including Trisha, Ive, and I were assigned to a DC elementary school for Hands on DC to help clean up the school and to support public schools in the DMV area. The Charity event was a huge success! We were able to raise $1,346 to contribute to restoring the DC public schools and ended up being the top ranked team for the event.

Special thanks to all of our contributors!

Alin Apostol
Allen Johnson of Creative Thought Media
Andrea Dixon of Glama Girl Cosmetics
Ben Sands
Cedric Hardy of Fuze Magazine
Chris Bucko
Christopher March
Collin O’Brien of Clockwise
Daniel Rechel of The Definition Of Nyce
David Brown
David Potter aka DCP Photographer
Dine Loshaj of Yorhealth
Dinechka Makeup
Elizabeth Hunt
Elliott O’Donovan of Elliott O’Donovan Photography
Farah Chami
Harshika Errangani
Jaime Aquino of 1st Impressions Studio
Jeet Bahra
Jennifer Phipps
Jhake Alejandro
Jittima Camara
Julian Skinner
Julio Vasquez of YORHealth
Karmin Kass
Kenneth Duncan
Khuong Phamdang
Kosta Raptis of Rapteez Clothing
Lana Rae
Ligia Lopez
Mary Richardson
Michael Kozarski
Nicholas Cambata of 8112 Studios
Nicole Savoy
Niloufar Hormozdi
Paris Hines
Richard Issa Bockari
Ryan Lai of Push to S.T.A.R.T.
Sandra Ayala
Scott Higham of Washington Post
Sharon Owens
Shennekia Grimshaw
Tony Collins
Trisha Valencia
Vannette Tolbert of Phoenix Foundation for Empowering Women
Weikerken Altema
Wendy Qiu
Will & Jeny Martinez
Zach Yamin
Zymer Loshaj

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I Found Molly! With Cedric Gervais

On February 11th and 12th I had the opportunity to work on set with 8112 Studios once again on a music video for Cedric Gervais called “Molly.” The first day was shot at 206 Studios in Alexandria, VA and the second day was shot at District in Adams Morgan, DC. My makeup station was set up on the level above the shooting, and I had the pleasure of watching the filming of the music video concurrent with applying makeup on the featured models. It was a long day of shooting, I did over 30 makeovers, but I enjoyed every minute of it. All the girls were friendly and enthusiastic about their roles. Here are some behind the scenes photos from upstairs: My makeup application, The hair stylists Yanni Metallinos, Sergio Giovanni, and Jhake Alejandro, Me and the director, Nicholas Cambata, with go-go dancer, Aymi Ayala, and the finished makeovers on extras Jana Dias and Valerie Downs:

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Official launch of!

Hey everyone, I finally have a website! I know everyone has been requesting one since like 2008. I decided it was finally time to have a central place to write about my journey and experiences and to share tips, tutorials, and more! In celebration of the launch of my website, I have teamed up with local company from Fairfax, VA, CyberValley Inc. to host a giveaway! And the prize? *cues party favor noises* An Urban Decay Naked Palette! Woot woot!
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Our next charity event/fundraiser is scheduled for the Holiday season (Nov/Dec), please check back then. Thanks!