It’s great to catch up with friends. But it’s BETTER to be constantly in touch with people whom you’ve known for more than two decades! These are the kinds of people that know you from head to toe. I am thankful and blessed to have friends who are dear and true to me.
I recently met up with one of my best pals, Berna. She’s sends me viber messages at 6am and we usually have endless phone calls. She’s athletic, fun to be with, sweet, super OC in cleanliness (like me!) and a very transparent person. For her – what you see is what you get. No pretenses! If there’s something ugly in you – she’ll say it. If it doesn’t look good – she won’t pretend that it looks nice. She won’t stab you behind the back, be jealous of what you have or laugh at what you’re wearing. She boosts your ego and isn’t a NEGATIVE PERSON! She’s optimistic (most of the time) and she loves providing constructive criticism — that’s what real friends are for. She’s one of those people who will tell you if you’re doing something really out of hand, and the kind of pal who will commend you for your achievements and wouldn’t bring you down. She doesn’t make you feel: “Your life isn’t perfect.” She makes you settle into reality. “This is what’s happening to me now. This is life. Let’s enjoy while it lasts.” This is why I love her 🙂
Anyway, she gave me and my kids these cute gifts for Christmas 🙂 My kids loved their apron and cosmetic organizers, headphones and arm protectors. I on the other hand, loved my new F21 accessories. I’m a sucker for anything fashionable and Berna knows this 🙂
This friend of mine is also an established freelance make up artist in the industry. She has done make up for a TON of high profile celebrities. She is also a hand talent and a commercial model (talk about being a versatile working mom, right?) She can do it all. Act, dance and do make up. She inspired me to collect (not to hoard) make up and apply these correctly. Feel free to LIKE her Facebook Page – Makeup By Berna Albero . It’s a new page she set up (finally, after months of convincing her) where she posts her projects and gigs. She’s super talented (did I say that already?) and her tools are top-notch. Her make up box consists of Naked palettes, MAC, Urban Decay, Lorac and many more. She has a personalized chair, a well lit mirror and a huge makeup kit she carries along, together with her cute transparent totes and containers for all her touchups. On top of all these, she struts them all with style. She goes to set looking like the talent and NOT the makeup artist. She’s simple in just shorts and a crisp white shirt, but carries them all with utmost class. Now that’s what I call a complete package 🙂
Before I finish writing this post, I’d like to share what she wrote about a few small gifts I gave her. Just touched that she posted these online for everyone to see 🙂 Cheers to more years of friendship and I thank God that you’re one of the best friends I have 🙂