The Beautiful Gift of Life

It’s almost 3am in the morning and I can’t really escape my computer because a video i’m making is rendering. Sigh… rendering… but since it’s Easter Sunday, I thought I would like to share with you a message and an experience I have gone through in my life. Whether you are a Christian or not- Don’t waste your life.

Be it that you are young or old, it doesn’t matter. There’s nothing more traumatic than being at your moment in death and screaming out “I’ve wasted it, i’ve wasted it!”. About 2 years ago I thought the world was mine to conquer. I was young, I was fearless and I had a car to drive. Not that I took my chances to speed or anything, mind you at that point in my life I was already a dedicated Christian, I wasn’t afraid because I was young and I could look forward to a bright future. On my way while I was driving back home from youth group, I was leisurely talking to my friends in the car. Didn’t realise I sped through a red light. In that split second on a 6 lane road my car was pummelled. 3 Cars involved in the accident. The door on my side- rendered total loss. But my car was still moving so I pulled to the side. I was alive.

Picking up my brain I tried to retrace what had just happened. Sped through a light. Got smashed. Broken glass everywhere. Broken door. Then I looked at my legs. I looked at my friends. I looked at the other 3 damaged cars… Everyone was alive. Everyone was- unscathed. I had minor scratches. I was alive. If the opposite car was any bigger than a regular family sedan I would be either permanently paralysed or dead. But no. My door was about 3cm away from my leg. The glass shattered neatly around my body instead of my eyes. Thank God I’m alive

Did you know that this life of ours could be taken away so easily? Did you know that although you can make the choices in your life, your finish line is not yours to mark? Did you know that there’s a man in history called Jesus that gave up His life so that you can have freedom from every guilt you have?! Your life and freedom was bought with a price. A price of love that cannot be replaced. A freedom that can only be received if the receiver accepts the gift. “You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. For the non-christian, “this is what Jesus Christ offers: doubly belonging to God, and being able to do what you were made for.”- (John Piper) This is not so that you would avoid a wounded life. But to avoid a wasted life. The man called Jesus who died on the cross for all the guilt and shame we have had you in mind, knowing you before you were born and knowing what greatness and possibility you have and what you need. He wanted to give you a chance and to give you a shot at living in the fullness that you could. And did that, by conquering death. As crazy as it sounds. He rose again from death. Proving that He is God, proving that you can put anything to Him in hope.

This easter I want to share that your life is precious. Other people’s lives are precious. There’s something I hope for you to realise. In that moment at the brink of death I believe angels were guarding me. I believe and am thankful that I live, and that I can share with you this story. You and I have a purpose. From big to small things, you influence those around you. Never think that you have nothing to do with them. You are placed in such a position to do something. It doesn’t have to be anything heroic. Even just listening to your friend’s problem without saying anything would mean the world to them. So live your life. Don’t waste it. I’m not saying you can’t do silly things or that you can’t go nuts. But I urge you to find your purpose, to find what you can do, and do it so that you can love other people and treasure the beautiful gift of life.

Lots of love and Happy Easter!

Lots of love, Janey xx

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Ice Queen Makeup- Finals!

Yayy exciting news everyone! Thank you for all your support insofar! I’ve completed my Ice Queen makeup look and have entered it through to a small competition held by FashionEye on FB.

Without further ado, here it is!

Photography: Hayley Pease

MUA/Styling: Jane Chiu (me)

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Let me know what you think! If you like this look and have some spare time to support me, simply click on the link below to my photograph and hit the like button! ❤

Thank you all so much for your support~ Stay tuned and Happy Easter!!! 

God bless xx

Don’t forget to visit me at:

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or

http://cargocollective.com/JaneC!

Janey xx

PHOTOSHOOT: DE ROSE OF DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS CONTINUED.

I finally had a good few hours or so to edit these babies!!! Hope you enjoy these photos! xx

Photography/Mua/H: Jane Chiu (me)

Assistants: Steve Vuong, Alan Z.

Model: Nona Wang

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Let me know what you think!!!

Don’t forget to visit me at:

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or

http://cargocollective.com/JaneC!

Janey xx

My friend’s Pre-wedding photos~

Today I handed my friend the pre-wedding photos I did of her and her fiance and thought perhaps I could share with you what I do : )

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Photography: Jane Chiu (me)

Edit/Assistant: Alan (mentioned previously in another blogpost)

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Photography: Me

Assistant: Alan

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Well that shall be so for today! Hope you liked a sneak peek xD! Can’t wait for tomorrow! Shooting with Hayley and also finalising my “ice queen” look!

Don’t forget to visit me at:

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or

http://cargocollective.com/JaneC!

Janey xx

 

Ice Queen- competition trial makeup!

Hi everyone! Wow it’s been a crazy day… woke up at the crack of dawn to do photographic work… and then went to this “thing”, came home more photographic work, went out with a friend, came back, more photographic work then worked over a new look!!! If you’ve got any miracle products that help with eyebags please suggest!!! I would sleep but because of work load unfortunately I only get a few measly hours of sleep a day. :”[ 

Anyway so here’s a new look i’ve spent a couple of days thinking about. It’s for a competition that’s giving away cosmetic contact lenses for people to review and other beauty products. This is only a trial version and I know I need some lower lashes to balance it out. Let me know what you think in the comments below!!! ❤ If you’ve got tips please give me a heads up also! I took the photos on my phone because I’m going to have a photoshoot for the look in a few days.

Detailed:

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Face shots:

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Well thankyou for all your support!!! Take Care ❤

Don’t forget to visit me at:

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or

http://cargocollective.com/JaneC!

Janey xx

Raymond Meier- Constance Jablonski Inspired makeup with kpop liner!!!

Hey everyone! Sorry I didn’t around to blogging yesterday! I’m really busy these days but nevertheless, a tutorial today! I thought it was a bit fun and interesting to do…heheheh~ so here it is!

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Well, I dolled up the look with a bit of kpop liner. It’s a surprisingly simple look~

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1. What you need is to make a paper cut out of a star! *snipsnipsnip

2. Then apply serum, primer, concealer and today I mixed my foundation by Gorgeous with my Hera CC cream for a flawless and glowy face.

3. Apply a turquoise green all over your eyelids followed by a lighter shimmery pastel green.

4. Apply the pastel green into the area between your nose bridge, inner half of the lower lashline and tear ducts! (Not just the tear ducts!)

5. Take a brown pencil liner, line your upper water line and the outer 1/3 of the bottom lashline. This will be the guide to your kpop liner! make sure you don’t turn this eyeliner into a winged liner! SImply follow the curvature of your eyelid and drag the line downwards not upwards so you can create a straight line across for your bottom liner.

6. Take a taupe or soft brown and blend over it.

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7. Now take a gel liner and line your eyes, following the shape you have just created! This will be the base for your liquid liner.

8. Clean the look with a liquid liner over the gel liner. With the bottom, start from the outer half and draw straight across to connect with the end of the wing from the top liner.

9. Apply mascara, do your brows. Contour and go nuts with the highlighting ❤

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Now the fun part!

1o. Take that cut out you made earlier! Place it onto your face and apply shadow over the shape to make the stars shine on your face!!!

11. Apply a baby pink lipgloss and wuhluh!

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All the best!
Don’t forget to visit me at:

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or

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Janey xx

Breakup Makeup or for when you’re not feeling all that great.

Sometimes its just not your day. It might not even be a breakup and it might not be anything all too serious but there are just those days where you feel tired of it all. On top of that you feel sluggish yet still want to look great. Just now I got a little bit- i don’t know sudden surge of feeling poopie and thought well- what could one do to still look fantastic without wanting to try because you just can’t…?

I’m sorry I didn’t get to photograph all the steps but here’s an everyday wearable look for when you’re on the go or just can’t be bothered to put a lot of effort into perfecting your makeup. So here’s the look. No need for skill : ] Scroll down to the bottom to see the final look!

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1. Wash your face and refresh yourself. Ice out those eyebags or puffy eyes with a cold towel.

2. Lovingly apply some face serum or moisturiser to ready your skin with a healthy glow.

3. Apply concealer and a bb cream or a really light foundation. I wanted a dewy look to look more fresh and glowy~

4. LIGHTLY apply a little bit of translucent powder to set the bb cream.

5. Use a shimmery champagne and apply this over your lids with your finger. Highlight your brow bone.And highlight the tearducts and lower lashline.

6. Take a Taupe or chocolate brown and buff it into your eye sockets.

7. Use a bullet brush and apply a black eyeshadow and line your eyes as you would with a gel liner.

8. Line your waterline with a pencil liner. Keep the look soft.

9. Curl & apply mascara. Fill in your brows.

10. Contour and blush. 

11. Apply highlighter over your t-zone, c-zone and areas where your eyebags fall. (if you have puffy eyes then don’t do that but apply over your cheeks).

12. Put bb cream over your lip and apply a tint in the middle of the lips for that kissable baby doll lips.

And you’re done : )

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Well simple and short but I hope you guys enjoyed it.~

Take care. ❤

Don’t forget to visit me at:

http://www.facebook.com/JycStudios

or

http://cargocollective.com/JaneC!

Janey xx

 

An amazing opportunity to do makeup @ EMG!

Although it has been just a call-in once off thing, I went all excited and freaked out at the same time when I had an opportunity to do makeup for the rising model Marnie Harris and not to mention alongside with an amazingly talented team: Photographer Sam Hendel and Emma Read that was put together by Simone from Emg!!! A whole week later i’m still not sure how to go about writing this blog post since the photographs have been out because I still lack a lot of experience in doing on the go jobs. I promise you though, I will only keep trying harder and harder!

Regardless, below are some of the images. Please remember that Sam Hendel has full photographic rights to these images!

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Well, that’s it for now! I am so grateful and thankful for this opportunity. Perhaps someday I too can be fully legit in doing makeup for models and such? Only way to find out is to work harder and sprint on towards the goal! Enjoy life, and take care!

Don’t forget to visit me at:

http://www.facebook.com/JycStudios

or

http://cargocollective.com/JaneC!

Janey xx

 
 

Photoshoot: De Rose of Día de los Muertos @ Cockatoo Island!!!

Wow. So many things have happened in the past 48 hours I just had NO TIME at all to blog! But i love blogging and even though there’s still a lot of work to be put behind the things i’m doing I’ll be sure to reveal to you all~ shoots, makeup, reviews and life adventures. 

I hope you have all seen my De Rose of Día de los Muertos makeup tutorials in one of my previous blog posts because this is what it’s about. Today I headed over to Cockatoo Island with my crew to take some shots of a friend of mine who requested the look. It was a long hot and humid day. Yuck. And one of my flash guns weren’t working either so we had to make do… being frustrated, sweaty, annoyed, lost… but then most photoshoots are like that. HAHAHAHAH.

Anyway, meet my team of the day!

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So we’ve got my assistants Steve- videographer/cinematographer/health freak, Alan- graphic designer and Nona the model of the day. Fun times, good times, seriously tiring times. 

Unfortunately i’ve only mustered enough energy to edit one photo. Here’s a sneak peak of one of the shots!

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MUA/Hair/Photography by Me 🙂

Anyway I am SO tired. You can totally tell from the photo below. Barely any makeup, eyebags and scruffy ol’t-shirt. I’m about to knock out hehe. Hope you all had a most fabulous day!

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You can visit:

Alan @ http://zfx-design.deviantart.com/

Steve @ http://keepwalkingdontlookback.blogspot.com.au/ or youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/stevekun88

Don’t forget to visit me at:

http://www.facebook.com/JycStudios

or

http://cargocollective.com/JaneC!

Janey xx

Watch out for Diyana Kosso’s elaborate collection @ Fashion Week!!!

As most of you gurus would know, that fashion week in Sydney is JUST around the corner. 55 Days left until the big week. Today I’ve had the privilege to work on makeup and hair with the amazing designer Miss Diyana Kosso, photographer Hayley Pease and model Bethan Arthur.

So look out for the amazing and elegant collection of beautiful white cloths!!! Pamplets will be handed out so make sure you grab one while you’re there!

Here’s a sneak peak on behind the scenes in the studio taken with my phone… yes my phone lol. But no worries photos will be up soon so be anticipating for the team’s amazing effort and work!

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Amazing right!?

So please checkout our work!!!

Hayley: http://www.hayleypease.com/ & http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hayley-Pease-Photography/106529712744038?fref=ts

& Myself (Jane): http://cargocollective.com/JaneC  &  http://www.facebook.com/JycStudios

Also just another announcement, today’s the last day for voting @ FashionEye contest! So if you’d like to, please click on the link below and vote for my photograph by clicking the like button! Much appreciated~ ❤ [Photography by Hayls]

Stay tuned, have fun and all the best!

Janey xx