Posts in “Halloween / Creative”

Easy And Fun Sprinkle Lip Art Tutorial

Sunday, October 16, 2016


I’ve been browsing my past creative makeup work and I stumbled upon this look that I did way back in 2012. I love how colorful and fun it looks, and it can be wear for Halloween makeup too. If you don’t want to wear full makeup, you can simply focus on the lips and still make it fun. Today, I’ll be sharing how I created this sprinkle-styled lip look, so you can use it this coming Halloween. All it takes are 3 easy steps and you are ready to go!


1 ) Choose A Bright Lip Color

To start, I chose a bright pink lip color (similar) for my lips, as a base for the sprinkles. You may also try a bright orange for a more vibrant and colorful base. Be sure that the lip colors are evenly applied.

2) Apply Lip Gloss

To make the sprinkles stick better on the lips, apply a generous amount of lip gloss onto your lips.

3) Kiss a Plate of Sprinkles

Place a good amount of sprinkles (whatever kind of shapes you like) on a small, flat plate or container. With your lips dampened by the gloss, place your lips on plate or container with the sprinkles. Make sure sprinkles are covering all areas of your lips by moving them side to side.

Optional: Add a pink heart on your cheek to finish the look!

And it’s done!! Now you have fun lips to wear for Halloween!

Any fun makeup ideas you want to try for Halloween? Happy Monday!

P.S Don’t forget to pin! 🙂


Halloween Costume Ideas For Toddlers

Thursday, October 13, 2016



Halloween is coming up in the next few weeks and I’m still searching for costume ideas for my two toddlers, something I can make on my own (DIY Mama 😉 ). Last year, my eldest son was a bumblebee (photo above with holding a pumpkin container) which was made by my sister-in-law. He was so cute together with his cousin! Unfortunately, my youngest one didn’t have a chance to dress up  because of his bad reflux. But now that he is totally a toddler and reflux-free, Brent and I are super excited for Halloween since both our boys will be able to wear costumes. Here are some inspiring costume photo ideas to motivate you to create something for your toddler for this coming Halloween. Enjoy browsing!




Old Macdonald had a farm

Cute Football

Curious George and the man with a yellow hat


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Carl from Up



Any suggestions for cute costumes for toddler? Cute kids get more candy (which mama gets to eat!)


Bohemian Makeup Look + Style

Monday, October 3, 2016

Hello, October! I’m getting excited this month because it’s Halloween season. It’s the time of the year when I can try something new to post on my makeup blog. I’m excited to make some fun and creative looks for my readers to try this Halloween, or for other costume events. This year I told to myself that I would do something less scary… or less creepy. My past Halloween looks have included: Queen of Thorns, Forest Nymph, Creepy Doll, and Trippy Double Vision. I’ve always wanted to do a Bohemian look since it’s easy to create, but still looks cool. Here’s what I came up with! bohemian-makeup-look-style-1 bohemian-makeup-look-style-4 bohemian-makeup-look-style-2

Basically, I started by putting on my makeup normally. However, I added a dark, brown eyeshadow onto the creases of my eyelids. This helped to create depth and darkness. I also used darker eyebrow makeup than usual to get strong features for my face. To make it more Boho, I used the back of my eye liner pencil and dotted it with cream white eyeshadow. Alternatively, you can use white face paint. Brown colors are the key for this look, and the same goes for the clothes and accessories. I accessorized myself with brown, natural materials like a wooden necklace I got from the Philippines. I also put on a Boho wrist band that my boss gave me when I used to work in Abejas Boutique. I like how it fits with this theme. The headband on my forehead was actually an old necklace that Brent made when he was high school. So 3 things to consider for this Boho look are:

1. Focusing on brown tones for the makeup, especially for the eyes

2. Creating white dots around the eyes

3. Wearing accessories (the more, the merrier, especially on the neck) that are natural and have brown-toned colors.

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What are you thinking of doing for your Halloween look?

I would love to hear your Halloween requests for makeup looks that you want me to create this month! 🙂


Halloween Makeup: Queen of Thorns

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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For the tears: I mixed a mixing gloss (not a lipgloss) + Pink Glitters from Sally Beauty Supply on a palette and use a pointed art brush to apply under my eyes. I used a lot of glitters than gloss so it will show up on the photo.

Special thanks to my mother-in-law for the roses and Alma Lapuebla for the title 🙂


Happy Halloween! 🙂


Halloween Makeup Forest Nymph Inspired Look

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Here’s a Halloween makeup inspired look of Forest Nymph. Products are:

L’oreal Liquid Foundation

MAC Select-cover up concealer

MAC Pigment Eyeshadow in Teal

Yellow & Leaf Green Cream from MUFE Palette

MAC Eyeshadow in Embark

L’oreal Pen Eye Liner

MAC Lipstick in Taupe

MAC Blush in Raizin

Glitter from Sally Beauty Supply

House of Lashes in Heartbreaker

Accessories from Hobby Lobby

Special thanks to my friend Eds for the title of this creature 🙂


Trippy Double Vision (Halloween Makeup)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Inspired from Promise Pham’s Youtube & Instagram 🙂 She’s such a talented woman!

Halloween will be next month!(My husband’s favorite!) I prefer to do this kind of look (fun and cool) than creating a bloody/scary face (Sorry, I just don’t like scary stuff and also, I have a toddler! 😉 ). I only used my normal makeup products. I think the key for this look is the positioning of the eyes, nose & lips. It will also help if you use bright/dark lipstick to make both lips visible. White eyeliner ( I used Rimmel) was used for the eyes and eyelids. Like Promise did, I used false eyelashes as well.

Try this! It’s fun! 🙂


Halloween Makeup: Jacy as Shiva

Wednesday, October 30, 2013




Makeup by Em Smith (me)


Painting: Makeup on Paper Towel

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
These past few days, I’m spending my free time in painting using new medium “makeup” on paper towel. I know most of the people especially makeup artists use makeup on paper for their face chart. I tried to do that and it was fun! But one time, I was cleaning my makeup brushes and thought to paint on paper towel using makeup. 
Here are some of my works taken from my mobile phone (using Pixlr-o-matic)
 “Isabel” makeup on paper towel
Inspired from Morgan Lamkin’s photograph
 This was my first work. I love purple eyeshadow!
 “Nunal” makeup on paper towel
I enjoyed doing these paintings! Try it! The things that you need are makeup, brush, paper towel (I prefer plain), spatula & clean container for mixing and a little bit of baby oil (for blending)
I can’t wait to do some more! 🙂

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