Beauty is what #isee

What is beauty? In my eyes, Strength.

Fitness training and physique development are a reflection of self-discipline, focus and drive. I progressed through challenges and setbacks and learned that hardwork and consistency does not just apply in training, but also in Life. I feel stronger as a person when I achieve my goals.

To be strong spiritually and physically, that’s beautiful. Beauty inside out.

Check out this new Under Armor video that perfectly shows the true meaning of beauty in strength.

So what is beauty to you?

From April 2013 to October 2013, CooperVision‘s new ‘Live Brightly’ campaign is promoting a monthly installment of different #iSee_ themes. For the month of May, the theme is #iseebeauty . You may have noticed this hashtag in some of my photos on Instagram ( @fayhokulani ).

 To enter this contest, Like the Coopervision page and follow this link to submit your #iseebeauty photos. You may also share the photo on Instagram with the #iseebeauty hash tag. The winning image will win 3 months worth of CooperVision contact lenses and prizes of your choice worth up to $1000.

Here are some of my recent submissions:

iseebeauty photo submissions

One more week to go before the end of the #iseebeauty theme. Start submitting yours now!

My first online video tutorials!

Last month, I was in Singapore for a few days to shoot some make-up tutorial videos for a fashion social network website called Clozette.co

It was my first time shooting a make-up tutorial video and to be honest, I was a little nervous about having the camera so up-close to my bare face. That was probably the first time I’m shooting in the front of the camera with no make-up on!

  It’s important to feel comfortable in your own skin, with or without make-up, that’s what I told myself anyway and it helped me feel less nervous in when the cameras were rolling.

Behind-the-scenes of ‘How to make your make-up last longer’
Behind-the-scenes of ‘How to make your make-up last longer’
How to put on beach-proof make-up that lasts? I’m sure you’d like to know!
How to put on beach-proof make-up that lasts? I’m sure you’d like to know!

Check out the videos and keep reading to find out how you can win a little something from SK-II.

Video #1 – What to pack for a beach holiday

Beach-proof make-up that’s also an ideal everyday look.
Beach-proof make-up that’s also an ideal everyday look.

I’d like to share some tips on what to pack for a beach holiday. In this video, I’ll also share what you can do to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays and how to wear beach-proof make-up:

Video #2 – How to cleanse effectively

Always remove any make-up before bed. Your skin will thank you in the morning.
Always remove any make-up before bed. Your skin will thank you in the morning.

How do you know if you’re using your cleanser the right way? Check out this video to find out:

Video #3 – How to make your make-up last longer

Isn’t it frustrating when your makeup just doesn’t last throughout the day, or night? Want to know why? Watch the video to find out.
Isn’t it frustrating when your makeup just doesn’t last throughout the day? To find out what may cause this, check out the video below.

Are you a currently SK-II user? Whether you are or not, I’m sure many of you would be interested to win this SK-II Pitera™ Essence Set(valued at S$142/ RM$340).

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Want one? All you have to do is answer this easy question:

 How many videos did I host for this SK-II video project?

 

Email the correct answer to fh@withlovefay.com and write “SK-II Giveaway – The correct answer is x ” on the subject line (replace ‘x’ with the right answer). Remember to include your full name, mobile number and mailing address.

Contest period is between 24 May 2013 to 13 June 2013ONE lucky winner will be contacted via email at the end of the contest period.

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*Update: The lucky winner for the SK-II giveaway contest is CARA ONG! You’ll be contacted via email shortly.

Angelina Jolie… Beautiful and strong.

So I’m sure you’ve probably already heard that Angelina Jolie did a double mastectomy (surgically removing the breasts) recently to reduce her risk of getting breast cancer. She said her doctors estimated she had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer. Angie’s mum died at the age of 56 after nearly a decade of battling cancer.

Now, her chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87% to under 5%.

Angelina Jolie, right, in 2001 with her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died in 2007 at 56 after nearly a decade with cancer. [Source: Reuters]
Angelina Jolie, right, in 2001 with her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died in 2007 at 56 after nearly a decade with cancer. [Source: Reuters]

What touched my heart was Brad Pitt’s support and response about the matter:

“She could have stayed absolutely private about it and I don’t think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results. But it was really important to her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn’t have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger.”

Amazing souls those two.

Here are some interesting info about her pre and post surgery schedule that just goes to show how strong and dedicated she is to her family and work commitments:

-1. She started the process on Feb. 2nd
2.  Less than two weeks later, they took Vivienne and Knox to Los Angeles’ Natural History Museum on Valentine’s Day.
3. Two weeks later, she went in for the major removal surgery, which can take around 8 hours.
4. Less than a month of recovery later, she visited the Republic of Congo with U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague! They visited with a rescue camp for women to raise awareness of war-zone rape. She had NO signs of pain or discomfort!
5. On Easter weekend, she took Maddox and Knox to get some art supplies in Santa Barbara.
6. A week later she was at the World Summit in New York on April 4th.
8 A few days later she was at the G8 Summit in London with Hague on April 11.
9. She then has her final reconstruction surgery with breast implants… just nine weeks after the initial surgery.

That schedule is INSANE for someone who isn’t recovering from major surgery, let alone someone who is!