Hi, I'm Jasmine!
I love everything about natural beauty: skincare, glowing makeup (especially for brides-to-be!) and a neat home. I love doing makeup for weddings and campaigns that champion women in their strongest elements. I also curate ordinary closets for extra-ordinary people with busy lives and create products that suit my children, my family and hopefully, you. Come with me as I strive to bring out your glow from within.
Everyone who knows Jas, knows that she’s an expert at making people look like the best version of themselves — always careful to enhance and not hide someone’s features. But what most may not know, is how easy Jas is to be around. She brings great energy in all our shoots, and goes beyond what’s expected of her — all to help make sure that all the objectives we set out to do are achieved. She’s definitely a gem in the industry!
When I was searching for the perfect make-up artist, I knew I wanted the "fresh, dewy, just woke-up-looking-like-this" look. Thus enter Jasmine Mendiola - I say the best there is in dewy, fresh make -up or as I'd like to call it "lakas maka-fresh look". She enhances your looks and do not change any of your features. She entertains you. Apart from listening to her client's requests, she regals you with personal stories, play her own playlist for your wedding and she's just so fun to have on your wedding day. She's a pro in handling the business side of the deal and promptly replies to inquiries. Jasmine Mendiola is the real deal.
I've never felt more beautiful in my entire life than on my wedding day. Having tried numerous makeup artists, this was the only time that I looked like how I imagined myself would look like: me. No makeup transformations; my face color was on point (this is especially vital for me); and my features were highlighted that compliments just kept coming that day. From my face mask, to my lashes, to my updo, I was happy with everything that Jasmine had done for me... I just wish I could look like this everyday.
Right after the trial session we had I felt so giddy looking at myself all dolled up. I've never felt this with any other makeup artist and that's how I knew I wanted to work with you and Elaine for the wedding. I'm so grateful to you both for being able to deliver and making me feel beautiful and confident on our wedding day. It was a very emotional day for me but my makeup lasted all throughout day and night. That said, I also hope to work with you both again soon!
Jasmine is down to earth, friendly and easy to work with. She gets along with everyone in the team. Its a plus because she is also a customer/user of the brand (Browhaus and The Strip Ministry of Waxing) and she knows it well enough that when she trains or when she hosts an event, it comes naturally to her. You dont have to worry about briefing her; you dont worry about cue cards, because whatever she will share, she shares it as if she is part of the company. It’s as authentic as you can get.
Jasmine had a delicate touch that I felt enhanced the features on my face in a very subtle and natural way. She was attentive and mindful of the times I needed a few retouches, especially on the important moments during the ceremony and reception. Most importantly, I love her energy and upbeat personality which was the perfect antidote to my pre-wedding jitters.
I was particular with every small detail of my wedding. I knew that my makeup artist had to be the kind of person who is not only very skilful but also someone who can calm my nerves and make me feel like everything’s gonna be okay. Jasmine did just that. I love makeup and have put together a pretty decent personal collection of my own therefore my wedding day makeup needed to be more than ‘nice’. I wanted it to have equal parts of drama and romance. At the same time, my groom doesn’t like makeup that looked over-the-top or heavy and preferred a look that enhances instead of covers. This is where Jasmine’s makeup prowess comes in. My heart was overflowing with happiness that day. Jasmine’s makeup didn’t cover that up and instead allowed my inner glow to come out perfectly.
I have had several shoots with her under different conditions (outdoor, indoor, aircon, under the heat of the sun) and her makeup has always been flawless. Malinis at makinis (clean and smooth), that’s how I would like to describe her work. In selecting a makeup artist, pick someone whose work is consistently excellent — that is something I can say is Jasmine’s strengh.
I had never — ever in my life, believed that I was so lucky until a flood of love and generosity had come our way until this day 9 years ago today. No day passes that I am not grateful for all that so many people have done, big or small, in their hearts and in kind, to help my son stay alive.
And tonight I pray that someday, in some way, I will find a way to repay or pay forward the kindness and love that we celebrate 9 years since and the evil that we conquer in many ways.
I kid you not, you can be wedding ready and these ten things will keep you happy as you go through them along with all the other preparations you’re enjoying! Have a beautiful bridal glow! (as written in Bride & Breakfast)
Sometimes I do a fashion shoot and not everyday I get to do that under the guise of my most favorite work to do -- a bridal look that's edgy and fun! Thank you for this opportunity Bride & Breakfast!
Dholly said, “it has been a pleasure to be made up by one of the country’s well known beauty experts. When I was searching for a MUA, you really stood out since all your brides just has that natural bridal glow and that’s what I got during my engagement shoot and wedding. It just looked so natural and you helped enhance and bring out my bridal glow. Fairy godmother levels tlga kayo! Thank you also for being our reception program host. You made it fast, fun and memorable!”
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It took them a couple of years of friendship to realize they belonged together. I love this story, and have romanticised it endlessly in my head. They were always destined to meet and end up together, but it had to happen at the right time, when they were both ready for it. - Jeff & Lisa
From Jeff & Lisa’s narration, this one’s got the feels. My visual take-away from this wedding is: short veils rock! ;)
Shot this handsome family in their cozy city home with Oh Hello! Studios
Justine said, "Thank you for making me your 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last wife" to which Jur's reply was "Although I’m entitled to 4 wives, I vow to marry you the 1st time, the 2nd time, 3rd and [be my] last wife.”
How do you glow? ✨
The smallest things like peeing and pooping, I took for granted and there I was conquering them like my life depended on it. The funny thing was that it actually did!
It didn’t help that Ray & Wendy were so at home with each other. Their candid love story is something that I will keep between us and cherish 😉
Bonding with my daughter over nail spa dates and found myself looking out for polish brands that are five or at least three free
There are weddings that get stuck to me like glue because they’re my kind of dream wedding too 🍃
My first time to find practical reassurance through magical ways
Did you know I have free stuff at the SHOP? :)
I have yet to pick up the phone or walk in a hospital and have my mental health checked (among other physically manifested ailments) but if I was to start off my “confession” and help other people find the words to say if they do find themselves feeling like how I do, it would go something like this:
My unlikely Father’s Day musings to the question, “what happened to Mio’s Dad?”
We spent the weekend in a hotel and the kids had a blast!
A kind of love with no ifs or buts
You always say that our mistakes in the past and our flaws have prepared us for now that we have found each other. For everyday that you conquer our wors and strive to do right by us, choosing to be better together, you never fail to make me wonder how or why you love me the way you do. You are my one great love among all the loves that I've ever found.
I resent to think that wealth is merely the possession of valuable material things or a hefty amount of money. I will consider myself wealthy when I have the assurance that my loved ones are happy and healthy. Only then will I know that I am living a prosperous, substantial & meaningful life. But money sure will let me realistically afford all that “wealth” I hope for.
My hope was that every now and then, my work and life posts have helped put your happiness on the front row seat of your busy life, by inspiring you with real confidence that will last you as long as you need it, whether for a big beauty moment or a regular day.
When I get married, I want it exactly like this! ;) As read in Bride & Breakfast
In finding my place in the cosmos, I was guided to borrow energy I needed, instead of depleting that which I already had.
"When you feel like everything just gets too much to bear, for whatever reason, don't doubt yourself. Believe in your own strength and shape your mind according to how you want to live your life."
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I hope that someday you will grow up to forgive me. And that someday you will find greater courage to be better than any of us, your parents, ever were. That you will try new things and find something you absolutely love enough to make you move and dare like how I have when God gave me you.
We may want more but in God's time, if He wills for us to stay put, we will. And by all means I will work hard and make beauty with what I can where I am.