#WeddingVlog06 Our Engagement Shoot | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

Behind the scenes at our engagement shoot. 🙂

Dave and I didn’t really plan on having an engagement shoot. We were thinking kasi, parang ang ganda nung we go to different countries, enjoy the sights and learnings and then have local photographers take our photos there, even after the wedding na. We were surprised when we were given this gift of a pre-nup shoot. Yes, we had to plan, lay out the logistics, make a schedule and talk to people, but I’d have to say our shoot is one of the most enjoyable days that we’d recall with much fondness. Thanks to the photographer-lover tandem of Strong and Rachel, my friend Apple Quibete for making Dave and I look sharp in front of the camera and Hanna, my designer, for the beautiful pre-nup clothes.

Follow our pre-nup team here:
Hair, make-up and grooming by Apple Quibete (@makeupbyapplequibete)
Photography by @StrongAndRachel
Dresses by @JohannaBespoke

Getting Semi-Permanent Brows

It took a while for me to finally say yes and try out semi-permanent make-up. Today, a lot of women have realized how perfectly shaped brows can brighten and open up one’s face. Hence this era’s massive obsession of #EyebrowsOnFleek. If you do your make-up everyday, you’d know that getting perfect brows is no easy task. It takes practice to get the right arch, length and shape which is appropriate for your face shape. I admittedly got tired of having to spend so much time on just my brows everyday, so with much convincing from Dra. Joan Clarence, I gave in.

Just like you, I had fears. Whenever I’d come across the term “tattooed brows”, visions of stark black and even green-tinged brows would haunt me (my reference point is my equally kikay grandmother, who had her brows tattooed when she was 60). It turns out, the pigments they used back then really had the tendency to turn greenish over time. Thankfully today, organic eyebrow pigments are being used. While these are deemed safer (and does not run the risk of turning green or black), the downside is the effect only lasts a year or two, depending on the body’s “reception” of the pigments. That is why a retouch every two years is encouraged. In the VLOG I talk about the procedure, length of time, the pain level and the after care. If you’ve always been curious about getting semi-permanent brows, watch and learn and I hope you get to try it out! Special thanks to my beautiful doctor Dra. Clarence for being so patient with me and guiding me all throughout the process.

2 weeks after getting my brows done.