GENEVIEVE A. SANTOS | beauty expert - makeup artist & esthetician

A Day in the Life

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Greetings from the Philippines!

I am writing this post from a boutique resort in the beautiful island of Boracay, an hour-long plane ride from Manila. This “pilgrimage” to the homeland was quite overdue–it had been 15 years since I visited! I have been here since May 13th, so things have been quite hectic, to say the least! I’m also…

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I’m a Hustler, Baby!

In my nasty habit of internet surfing, I got hooked on the below diagram from Chris Guillebeau‘s blog on The Art of Non-Conformity. Here’s the jist on this dude – he started this blog to share his insights on living unconventionally, including his conquest to travel to every country in the world (which was completed…

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Welcome to 360BeautyMaven.com! At least the beginning of it…!

It gives me great sadness to retire Gorgeous on the Go and everything related to it–the domain and my social media space. That was my online identity for over 5 years when I started to grow my business as a makeup artist. My career has evolved dramatically since then, aw hell my whole life has…

Jeannie Mai inspired me to become an artist!

An Ode to…Jeannie Mai!

“My Odes to…” are dedicated to people, places, brands, or just anything that inspires me! My inaugural “ode” goes to Jeannie Mai, the awesome host on The Style Network’s How Do I Look?, fabulous stylist, and TV personality. However, years ago, I saw her beautiful face as a spokesperson for Never Accept Ordinary (NAO), a…

I'm closer to reaching my goal of meeting my idol!

For the Umpteenth Time, I’m BACK!!!

I’m so happy to be back to posting a little bit more regularly. I’ve been abusing my privileges as a beauty blogger by attending swanky  events by way of my website but not doing a write-up. Now onto my updates… I completed my 12-month marketing internship at Lancome. I was hesitant discussing my day job on my blog,…

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Habitat for Humanity = SUCCESS!

As a result of the abundance of support and love from family, friends, and colleagues, I raised $1,040, in 11 days! This is more than double the original goal set when I registered. Nobody was spared in my address book and Facebook/Twitter page–everyone got a text message, email and/or phone call! What was surprising (and…

A set of lip glosses on my 18th birthday. Can you see my sheer joy?!

Why Do I Love Beauty?

Let me count the ways… While I have the privilege of playing with makeup at my day job, sometimes I have to reconnect with the reason and motivation for choosing this industry as my career. Sometimes we think our careers choose us, especially when we look back in our childhood. Check out these clues: My treasured…

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Give an Apartment to Get One?

At 26-year-old, it wasn’t easy admitting that I was still living with the ‘rents. While many 20-somethings were staying home due to the lagging job market, I did not want to use that reason to justify my situation. Once I got my feet planted at my job (that I loved!) and built up a good…

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HAPPY 2012!

January marked the start of my first pet project, my New Years cards! Instead of having a Holiday card get lost in the shuffle of taking down Christmas decor, New Years cards are way more memorable and is a universal occasion–who doesn’t want to be wished a happy new year? Here I’ll share one of…

Happy Thanksgiving!

…And THANK GOODNESS for the LONG weekend! 2011 has been a great year of new beginnings, and I’ve been fortunate with a handful of blessings that came my way. Thank you for everyone that reads my not-frequently-updated blog! I’ve already accepted the fact that I don’t update as often as I should, but I still…