Mikki has emerged to become a self-taught color artist and a certified beauty maverick. She started his journeywith makeup since high school and has never left the pigments since then.She started blogging during the age of Multiply ( Gen Z people are probably Google-ing this as we speak). She says “Even then I already knew that I loved makeup, that’s why I took up applied chemistry and joined L’oreal right out of college,” . “I noticed that a lot of content creators lacked the tools to create new and exciting looks,” she said when asked about her online shop “MikkiGalangHair” which houses wigs of different lengths and colors. Mikki says that the hair completes a look, so if a creator is showcasing a beach look, they might need a more vibrant hair color to bring the vision full circle.
She is a makeup maven, she claims to have uneven eyes, dry lips, ultra oily skin and some more imperfections but she has lived perfectly with these. For her, “Each of us has been cast a different spell, taking away our chance at beauty, or at looking at beautiful things.” But she knows how to break those spells and judgments, turn her fantasies into realities and just celebrate life through beauty. For her, beauty is freedom and is a joy of life.With all these plus her wanting to express herself and help women improve themselves through makeup, she created Break My Spell.
With her blog, Mikki tries to share her skills and knowledge in makeup techniques, cosmetic art and science, and product knowledge/reviews, believing that if fused perfectly with science, imagination, confidence and right philosophy to beauty, the result will be beyond magical.
Going back to her “beauty is freedom” advocacy, she said that being a blogger has allowed her to use her platform to help likeminded people. “Wigs are quite limited in the Philippines, Mikki Galang Hair highlights self-expression so I make sure to release unique collections, so people can play around with their look and express themselves in new ways,” she said.
“Recently, I’ve been attending a lot of cosplay events since I also think it’s a form of art,” she said. Her love for makeup also goes beyond good reviews. When it comes to sponsored content, she remains true to her experiences. “I’m critical whenever I give my feedback, being an applied chemistry graduate I give both the pros and cons,” she shared. If a certain brand wants to work with her, she makes sure that their advocacy aligns with hers. “Product quality is important but I also look into their brand advocacy and if they support diversity.”
Mikki has obtained very strong foundation in digital advertising, PR and product marketing from beauty FMCG’s like L’Oreal and NIVEA. She also worked with different global fashion and beauty brands like Ray-ban, Levi’s, Keds, Sperry, etc as a digital consultant. She has developed professional and personal relationships with top online personalities and got a strong hold of the rising digital world.
At the end of the day, in order to survive in this sea of bloggers and influencers, Mikki reminds newbies that they need passion and grit. It’s a cutthroat industry, but when you have an advocacy to guide you, then you’ll surely make it.