Hey? Hi? Hello? // QUICK UPDATE

So… I’m not dead HAHA. I am SOOOO SORRY that I have been completely silent for?? I don’t even know how long! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

A little summary of what I’ve been up to:

  • job hunting
  • expanding ‘family’ for Kikis Photography & Co.
  • exploring and branding my photography (in LOVE)
  • growing with this amazing social media family, I love talking with you guys!!
  • QUITTING SMOKING! (today, May 15th, is officially day 1 since I smoked half yesterday morning.. but HEY!)
  • ADVENTURES!

Alright, I have a post showing my trip to the Heard Museum in Phoenix when I got to experience the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit! OH MY GOD, what an AMAZING experience! Thanks again to my wonderful friend Alexis (friends since ’01 AYEE).

Here’s a shot of me in front of the best background EVER:

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(Thanks, Alexis <3)

And here are some photos that I’ve taken at this beautiful park that I discovered recently:

That’s just a little update on life, I’ll have the museum post up tomorrow! I can’t wait to share it.

As for projects I’ve been working on, be sure to look out for those in the next week or two! โค

 

xoxo kikis

Spring Makeup // Fun Stuff

Okay, in honor of Spring, I’ve decided to get up off of my lazy ass and do my makeup. HA. I haven’t done my makeup like this in awhile, so I’m surprised how quickly I got it done.

A bit sloppy, to me, but I liked it. (PLEASE EXCUSE THE FOUNDATION. THE LADY AT ULTA DIDN’T MATCH ME AS WELL AS WE BOTH THOUGHT HAHAH.. but it’s not so noticeable in person with a light face powder)

having fun ๐Ÿ˜‰ (sorry for the phone quality above)

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I did my face/brows as per usual. For my lips I used a dark, dusty rose toned liner and mixed a bright orange and pink lipstick. It created this WONDERFUL shade and I hope to the highest heavens that I can whip this shit up again. FA REAL.

On my lids, I started with a dark magenta/maroon (over a base, of course), and added a darker version of that to the outer corners. (SORRY IF I DON’T KNOW CORRECT “TERMS”.. you know what I’m talking about) In the very middle, I used this BEAUTIFUL pearly colour that blended out so nicely, keeping a pop.

I’m using Tarte liner and Ardell lashes, as well, and you can use the links to go directly to them! โค (MY FAVS!)

Pictured below is the overwhelming majority of what I used for this look!

Brands used:

AAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDD of course at the end of the day, you have to take all this shit off or else you’ll break the F out (at least I will).

I don’t have any photos, because my dumbass accidentally deleted them :-), so I’m just going to list what I do/use.

  1. I use organic coconut oil on a cotton pad to remove most of the makeup that I’ve caked on
  2. I wash my face with pretty warm water and Biore’s baking soda face wash. IT. IS. AMAZING. It’s my favorite one at the moment
  3. I pat my face dry, of course, and use the smallest amount of Bio Oil as moisturizer

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MOCKUPS

Okay, So I’ve seen a lot of REALLLLLLYYYYY fantastic mockups on IG, that just look like normal flatlays. I’ve been curious and wanted to try it out myself, so here’s the result (mind you, I did not use my computer while making this.. I’ll include details!).

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So, it isn’t the best because… okay the elephant in the room is that god awful fucking pen. Jesus take the wheel.. please. Other than that (and the fuzzy quality.. moving this from my phone) I really like it! I mean, it’s my first try, and I wasn’t expecting it to be spectacular, but it turned out better than expected.

I actually did this on an app (iPhone, not sure if they have it for Android.. sorry!) called “Over”. I’m on their 7 Day free trial, but the PRO version (how you have access to all of this) runs for $9.99… PER MONTH. They have some amazing tools, so if you edit on your phone a bit, it could be worth it.

On the other hand, if you have Photoshop (like I do) you will have access to these same tools (some not included, as the cutesy quote things that I LOVE). It’s so simple and easy to make a mockup if you’d like a little extra “BAM” in your feed. They are so fun to make your own, too! Like in mine, I’ve included the details to this post, and my blog site “written” with that stupid pen. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Hope you guys enjoyed this, and I hope to post some more on mockups within the next week or two.. Can’t wait to mess around with these!

 

xoxo, kikis

HAPPY SPRING! // Get to Know Me

Hey guys! So, I know I already posted yesterday, but in honor of Spring, I wanted to post a little OOTD! I’m FINALLY wearing my favorite shorts and a sweater my Momma gave me. โค

DETAILS:

  • Sweater ย –ย LOFT
  • Shorts –ย H&M
  • Shoes –ย MOSSIMOย (Target)

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IMG_2361 (1)Honestly, I HAAAATEEEE full body shots, but after gaining some weight I’m LOVING how my body looks. โค

A few more!


TIME FOR SOME FACTS!
ย I feel like my blog just came up out of nowhere (it did) and you guys don’t really know me at all?! So I’m gonna do a 25 Random Facts thing!ย Are you ready? Because I’m not.

HERE WE GO

  1. I’m half Filipino! (Thanks Momma)
  2. My first language was Tagalog
  3. I’m a military brat and lived on a Marine base for more than half of my life
  4. I LOVE gummy candies, my favorites are Swedish Fish
  5. I drink enough coffee to keep me awake for weeks, but I’m immune to caffeine
  6. I’m married to my best friend! (no, really, we’ve been friends forever)
  7. I own more lipstick than I know what to do with
  8. I love cooking and baking. And for that, my husband loves me even more LOL
  9. I’m allergic to almost everything amazing
  10. I’ve been into photography since I was a kid, because of my Dad (he’s a photographer)
  11. My last name is Ramirez and I can’t speak a lick of Spanish ๐Ÿ™‚
  12. I’ve lived in Arizona since 2007
  13. I’m a dog mom of a 2 year old Border Collie/Shepherd mix and a year old Siberian Husky (or a walking pile of fluff.. still haven’t figured it out)
  14. I have never been to the East Coast, not even for a flight connection
  15. I LOVE Portland, there’s a doughnut cart across the street from VooDoo and they have the BEST donuts. EVER
  16. I was a barista at Starbucks for almost 2 years
  17. I prefer Dunkin’ over Starbucks
  18. I’m the youngest of 4, and the only married child
  19. I listen to almost anything, but my favorite music is Electronic
  20. I hope to own my own business someday
  21. I collect old cameras, and love finding them/lenses at thrift shops
  22. Waffles are my favorite breakfast food
  23. I prefer craft beers over girly mixed drinks
  24. Winter is my favorite season.. I LOVE the snow, but I hate wearing jeans 24/7
  25. I’m 22 years old ๐Ÿ˜‰

Haha there we go, 25 RANDOM facts. I apologize if they aren’t too interesting. Well, Happy Spring, everyone!

xoxo, kikis