Hari raya is around the corner, and I should seriously spank myself for not blogging about this earlier.
So anyway, it’s always better late than never. And it’s now or never.
You get what I mean.
If Studiofrost used SARAH AQILAH for our Hari Raya Edition last year, this year we decided to go with someone who we really adore. Someone who is really a sweetheart and very easy to work with. Someone we have worked with for a photoshoot with Manja. Someone we have already used as our model for Studiofrost even before she became a TV personality/actress. Someone who is still a darling despite the number of fans she has now.
It’s Nurul Nabila!
Yes, she is that girl from Cinta Ixora.
Yup, she was Hakim’s love interest in Anak Metropolitan 3.
Thank you to Nabila for modeling some of the Hari Raya collection by Studiofrost. As usual, we had so much fun working with her. I had an awesome time doing her makeup and hair! Even though she had to model quite a number of outfits, she posed ever so gracefully like a swan, and she was able to give us what we wanted for the photoshoot. Fuss free!
I think she rocked all our outfits! Don’t you think so too?
Hehehe, in fact, Nurul Nabila also appeared in BeritaonSuria the other day, together with ehem ehem.. US!
Thank you BeritaonSuria and Nur Isyana Isaman for the interview! Oh yes, we were in the news on Suria channel for two days straight! Big deal, okay?
A special feature by Sarah Aqilah, one of the most loved Suria celebrities! Everybody scream with me now!! When both Nurul and I were brainstorming which celebrity we should invite to do a special appearance at Studiofrost, we thought of Sarah Aqilah all at once. It was an honour indeed to have her model some of our Hari Raya collection. She obviously rocked all our outfits, and despite her not being as gigantic as Nurul and me, she was still able to fit very nicely into our outfits. Don’t believe me? See the pictures yourself then! Would I even think of lying during this holy month of Ramadhan? Tsk.
So here’s the best part, whatever that you see on Sarah is available for purchase at www.studiofrost.net . Ready stocks for all, and we will make sure you receive your orders before Hari Raya. Oh, and because you are so special to us, introductory prices for all our Hari Raya collection! Save up to $17 for one outfit! now that’s really a lot of savings.
But you got to hurry though because WHILE STOCKS LAST.
It was a double honour for me to have Sarah Aqilah for our photoshoot because I had the big fat chance to do her makeup and hair. My super awesome partner Nurul, on the other hand, did the photography for the entire photoshoot yesterday. Yeah, big deal okay because my girls are BIG FANS of Sarah! When they found out they were going to meet Sarah, they slept so early the night before, woke up so early on the day of photoshoot, and behaved extremely well hours before meeting her. While waiting for Sarah to arrive, they took turns to ask, “Where is Sarah Aqilarrrr, Mummy?”
So I told them this.
“Sarah Aqilah your friend is it? AUNTIE SARAH LA!”
The moment they saw Sarah, I swear they were starstruck. Jaw drop moment for the three of them. Expected. I was just so glad they did not lose control of themselves. They were still quite cool. (Phew!)
For the photoshoot, Sarah requested for light natural looking makeup. What do you know? Studioperfect specializes in that kind of makeup la Sarah!
Sarah, if you are reading this, thank you so much for your time on behalf of the entire Studiofrost team (which actually consists of just Nurul & me). But hey, team sounds bigger and better, right? So yeah, Studiofrost team.
Before I end this, here’s a short video from Sarah Aqilah herself for all Studiofrost supporters & her fans!
So here we go. I am going to reveal the 12 brave participants for Challenge of the X finally! What is Challenge of the X? Read HERE.
Well done girls! It was indeed a privilege to have EACH and EVERYONE of you in my 1to1 or 2to1 makeup classes! Regardless of whether you win this or not, you have all done an excellent job, and you know that! I still cannot believe that most of you actually came to my class not knowing a single thing about makeup, and 2 hours later? Well, you left my house feeling more confident than ever before! You don’t know how extremely satisfied I feel each time my makeup class ends and the student leaves my house like that.
And the 12 participants for Challenge of the X are…
So start voting, people! Closing date for this will be 30 June 2011! Will announce the winner then!
Close to 1000 blog readers have voted, and I thank everyone of you who voted for participating!
AND THE WINNER IS X5 AYN MOLANI WITH A TOTAL OF 448 VOTES!
Wow. That’s almost half the total number of votes!
Congrats Ayn! You will be hearing from me really soon!
To the rest of my ex-students who did not win, come on, congrats to you ladies as well! GROUP HUG now!
To join my 1to1 or 2to1 personal makeup classes, email me at email@example.com to enquire today! Trust me, you do not have to know about makeup to join my personal makeup class because it’s all about your face! :)
For every makeup class that I conduct, I always have a goal that I die die want to achieve at the end of it. And the goal is to make sure every student leaves my house looking better than before. And the reason why she looks better is certainly not because of what I do on her face BUT because of what she does on her face using her hands plus her newly acquired/improved makeup skills. This is the reason why I make my makeup classes as hands on as I possibly can. “Happy? Okay remove your makeup now and redo!” I would go all the time before leaving the student on her own for a few minutes. And the same look on everyone’s faces? The big eyes and mouth wide open kind. Classic right? Hehehe.
But look. Ultimately, she has to do her own makeup every day, without any help from others. She has to rely on the makeup skills that she has. She has to trust her own hands. So my hands on her face OR her hands on her face?
Therefore it gives me great satisfaction each time I browse through their Twitpics or FB photos and see how awesome they look now, and how much their makeup skills have improved. And it’s not thanks to me. I do not want to take the credit. It’s all thanks to their determination and constant practice. So well done girls, if I have not already said so earlier.
Which brings me to this entry…
As a way of saying thank you to all my previous 1 to 1 and 2 to 1 makeup students, I am holding a contest called Challenge of the X (students) especially for you, you and YOU who have learnt makeup with me.
All you need to do is to put makeup on using the skills that you have learnt from as well as the makeup skills you already have, snap several face shots of yourself, choose the best face shot, and submit the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org The size of the picture needs to be at least 600 pixels and more.
And what will I do with your pictures? I will post them up in another blog entry once submission date is over, and get my blog readers to vote!
The person with the highest number of votes wins the following:
Someone emailed me a really cute question a few days back. But this person prefers to remain anonymous so for the purpose of this entry, I am not going to copy and paste her email to me. I will just copy and paste…her question. Haha!
This is what she asked me:
“”How many famous faces have you worked on Diah Mastura? Curious and very kepo to know, if my honesty helps. However, do not mention my name should you decided to mention this because I do not want to be known as the kepo one among my friends. Many of them read your famous blog!”
Such a cute yet thought-provoking question that was to me. I have never thought about it before. But right after I received that email, I actually spent some time trying to recall on the “famous” faces I have worked on ever since I started my job as a makeup artist. Not that many famous faces la, but quite enough to make me strive even harder in this makeup industry.
So are you as curious as Anonymous? Let’s start counting then. Not that many, so you only need your fingers for now to count. :p
Famous Face Number 1: Syirah Jusni, the winner of Anugerah Skrin. When she had this makeover with Studioperfect, she was not even in the TV industry yet. So I was really overwhelmed with pride when Syirah won, you know?
Famous Face Number 2: Aziela Roza, a finalist in Anugerah Skrin. Again, when Aziela had this makeover with Studioperfect, she was not in the industry as yet. So I was very, very excited when I saw her on TV.
Famous Face Number 3: Nabilah from Cinta Ixora. When Nabilah was shortlisted to model for Studiofrost’s New Arrivals at one point of time, she was also not in the TV industry as yet. I could not contain my excitement when I saw her on Cinta Ixora for the first time. And I got to work on her pretty face again for a Manja Fashion Spread featuring Studiofrost.
Famous Face Number 4: Nura J Esman, actress and host of Krayon. Nura also happened to be my fellow course mate from NIE. Yup, we were both trainee teachers at that point of time, eager to join the teaching industry. To date, we have both left the teaching industry. :p I did her makeup for another fashion spread with Manja.
Famous Face Number 5: Nona Kirana, radio DJ for 94.2 fm and news presenter. I was privileged enough to be able to doll the super awesome Nona up for her engagement. I really look up to this lady because i admire her strength, determination and most importantly, her kind & humble nature.
Famous Face Number 6: Nursha Ismail, radio DJ for 94.2 fm. When Nursha engaged my makeup/hairstyling services for her engagement, I swear I did not know it was Nursha the radio DJ until I clicked on her FB display picture. My point is, Nursha lives a really low profile life despite the radio celebrity she already is.
Famous Face Number 7: Lydia Izzati, a Suria actress. I invited Lydia to be one of the models to promote Studioperfect’s wedding portfolio because I know she has such a keen interest in the modelling industry. Besides, we were always conversing in Twitter prior to the portfolio photoshoot. This Lydia Izzati loves to tease me, if you must know.
Famous Face Number 8: Malaque Mahdaly, a former Singapore Idol 3 contestant. Okay, I was quite starstruck when she came to my place for makeup. Kuch Kuch Ho Tahai . Hellooooo, if you followed Singapore Idol 3, you would have enjoyed Malaque’s unforgettable performance. Which performance?
So yeah, Kuch Kuch Ho Tahai.
Dang! I should have asked Malaque to sing live for me while I did her makeup that day. Biggest regret, for now.
So my dear Anonymous, hope you are now not so curious anymore. 8 famous faces I have worked on to date, but nothing beats this particular famous face that I see almost everyday. My favourite celebrity, by default. :p
Never mind the fact that she betrayed me by switching from Blackberry to Iphone!! Still trying to get over it.