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Topaz Mommy x Bobbi Brown Makeup Workshop

13 May

I arrived in Bobbi Brown Megamall (between Bldg A and Bldg B) 11 am sharp. There were mommies too, I assumed, my fellow winners/readers of Topaz Mommy, a blog by Ms. Frances A. Sales. We were all waiting and when Ms. Frances arrived, my jaw dropped. I whispered to my new mommy friend, Aubrey, “Ang ganda ni Ms. Frances!” She walked through the store, wearing a black tube top, black pants, pearl necklace and a bare face– simply gorgeous!

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I love this Bobbi Brown store because it is beautifully arranged, and the products are so pretty!

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We were doing some icebreakers and just chatting before the workshop started. We also took turns swatching which shade will match our skin tones.Ms. Frances gave out Leuchtturm notebooks (Php 1200) to each of us.

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Bobbi Brown Manager also dropped in to say hi. Ms. Sam Sadhwani was also there! We did not know that there was a mini workshop room inside the Bobbi Brown flagship store! Ms. Tamara was the one who taught us about the basics of makeup application. The model, of course, was Ms. Frances!

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BDJ Box Beauty Soiree: Ready, Set, Gorgeous with Covergirl!

10 Feb

I was invited by the BDJ Box Team to attend their first ever BDJ Box Beauty Soiree. I have attended all the BDJ Box Beauty Socials and I felt that I just couldn’t pass this one out. Besides, I felt I was lucky to be invited.

It was a well attended event and I got to meet beauty bloggers like Ms. Donna of My Lucid Intervals, Celine of Product Arena and Kc of Kikay Si Kat ( who happens to be a schoolmate back in preschool!)

The event was sponsored by Covergirl Philippines. The brand recently released a new line named Ready Set Gorgeous. This line has 3 products — foundation (Php 495) , powder (Php 345) , and concealer (Php 395). Among these, other Covergirl items were used for the demonstration of Say.

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The event was held last February 1 in The Open Space, Jupiter St. in Makati. It was an intimate gathering of makeup lovers. Say Tioco Artillero, a Filipina youtube guru, demonstrated a fresh makeup look using Covergirl products. I got to be seated in table 2, where I met new friends, Patty and Lyzelle! Hey bellas!

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And here is the final look!

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See you at the BDJ Box Beauty Social: Camp Gorgeous on September 14!

11 Sep

I am a certified Bella. I have supported BDJ Box Beauty Socials from the first one they had in Mall of Asia, the second at SM North Edsa Sky Dome, the third at SM Aura. Fourth time’s a charm, because I am definitely be present again!

I’m counting down the days to the BDJ Box Beauty Social at the Skydome in SM North EDSA on September 14, 2014!camp gorgeous

What is BDJ Box? If ever this is your first time to hear about this (which I doubt), BDJ Box is a beauty product discovery subscription service for women. Brought to you by the makers of the Belle de Jour Power Planner, BDJ Box aims to help every Filipina unbox her own beauty. For P580 a month, subscribers receive a mass-customized box with at least 5-6 of the best beauty products delivered to their doorstep.

As before, I’m still very much excited to try each and every activity booth at the Beauty Social! I just wish that wifi would not be required to join any of the activity. The last time in SM Aura many of the attendees were not able to qualify because of this.

Anyway, here is a complete list of brand partners included:

Yves Rocher, Too Cool for School, Revlon,Max Factor, L’Oreal Paris, Covergirl, Benefit Cosmetics, Real Techniques and Ecotools Brushes, Heroine Make, PAC Cosmetics, Piandre, and Glam Glow.

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Smart Parenting Mommy and Me Fashion Show Part I (Audition + Rehearsal)

2 Dec

Smart Parenting, the country’s number one parenting magazine, recently launched their biggest event this year. I was looking forward to another Meet and Greet since they had one last year (you can check them out here.) but they decided to spice things up a bit by having a mommy and me fashion show.

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BDJ Box Beauty Social: Primp and Prettify on September 29, 2013!

24 Sep

I’m counting down the days to the BDJ Box Beauty Social at Skydome SM City North EDSA on September 29, 2013.

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BDJ Box is a beauty product discovery subscription service for women. Brought to you by the makers of the Belle de Jour Power Planner, BDJ Box aims to help every Filipina unbox her own beauty. For Php580 a month, subscribers receive a mass-customized box with at least 5-6 of the best beauty products delivered to their doorstep.

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For the second time this year, they’re holding another Beauty-Filled event, delivering the best skincare, makeup and haircare brands under one roof for you to enjoy the whole day.  Their lineup of beauty brands —  Shiseido, Too Cool for School, Lucido-L, Bifesta, Celeteque, Yves Rocher, L’Oreal Paris, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Revlon, Max Factor, Maybelline, Covergirl and Garnier – will definitely excite everyone who goes to the BDJ Box Beauty Social!

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Thank God the Jampacked Week is Over

9 Sep

Last week had been one of the busiest weeks ever. It was filled with errands and to-do’s and I am so relieved now that they are over.

To start off, last August 31, hubby and I had our “reunions” with our high school friends on the same day as that of our daughter’s Linggo ng Wika Presentation. So our day started early and ended early 3am of September 1. We spent the afternoon doing our tasks separately and just meeting at home to go out again.

This September 2, I found a big round rash on my trunk and every day it spread out. Luckily, it wasn’t obvious because I only had them in my chest and back which was covered with clothing. I was seen by an Internist and he diagnosed that I have ringworm all over my skin. He changed Canesten (I used it on the onset of the first rash I’ve seen) to Triderm but still the rash is quickly spreading. As of this writing, I already went to a Dermatologist and found out that this is Tigdas Hangin. No wonder the creams I used seemed to be of no use because the cause of this is viral. I was just given oral antihistamine and a steroidal lotion. This may last for 4 weeks but if I am unlucky, this may last up to 8 weeks. 

A very shocking news rocked our family on September 3 with the death of a grandmother (my Dad’s aunt) and we tried to visit every night of the wake.

It was also this week that hubby and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary.

The whole week I was busy preparing, organizing and inviting guests for my Mom’s 50th birthday party last September 6. I was the main coordinator — I made a powerpoint presentation for her AVP, called photo/videographer for the coverage, helped my Aunt make the cake tower, prepared giveaways, planned the program and of course, hosted it too. Thankfully, it was successful.

This September 7, the Christian Life Program Week 1 of the CFC NSOLL Chapter started. Hubby and I were invited and we accepted. The invitation came just in time because we feel that this is a ‘calling’ for both of us.

My grandaunt was laid to rest in Serenity only yesterday, September 8, the same date of Mama Mary’s birthday and my cousin’s 18th birthday.

Hubby and I would always kid around that we have this ‘curse’ of having one event too many on a given day, and none the next day. Ever since we got together as a couple it has been this way. We just laugh it off and try our best to attend to what’s the most important and urgent first.

Maybe now you wouldn’t wonder where I’ve been this week. Hoping for better days and weeks ahead. Hopefully too, the measles I have won’t scar and would heal sooner than I expect it would be.

What about you? How’s your September going?

BDJ BOX Beauty Social Event

23 Apr

Last March 24, I attended the BDJ Box Beauty Social Event with my hubby and baby, my brother and his girl friend. Everyone is welcomed but the pre-registered ones are prioritized. We signed up and confirmed our registrations and got a pamphlet like this:

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I was scheduled to attend two talks: Beauty Questions Solved and All Dolled Up. Both of which I attended standing behind the audience since my little girl cannot sit still.

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We were a bit overwhelmed to which booth we should visit first. After the 1pm talk, I visited each booth one by one. There are some booths with plenty of people around so I wasn’t able to squeeze myself in.

Here are some of the participating booths and happenings in the event:

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Karla and I also got our shot in the Brow Haus’ free upper lip threading…and it hurt! I look funny I know but that was the proper position. The skin on the upper lip should be stretched. Oh well it was our first time and my upper lip felt amazingly smooth!

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We also had our chance at the nail art section. I wanted the lemon but there were only 5 pieces left so I had to choose another. I just chose cupcakes for the other 5 pieces. Lemons for my left hand and cupcakes for the right. My little girl was busy posing at the booths decors.

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This was our only picture there. Haggardness and all, we managed to smile because we were happy ladies that day.20130423-172913.jpg

Of course we didn’t come home empty handed. We love the loot bag. Though we weren’t able to use the Shiseido voucher inside the loot bag, we were still happy with the event.

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Thank you so much BDJ BOX Team! It was nice meeting you all. Congratulations on the success of this event. Looking forward to more events with you…

Krave’s 1st Anniversary

14 Jan

January 12 was a big day for me. There were three events that I was supposed to attend. I dropped attending the Human Nature magalogue turnover so I can finalize the wedding of my uncle. There were two left: my uncle’s wedding and Krave’s event. I was tasked to be the Wedding Planner, Matron of Honor and emcee for my Ninong Jhun’s Wedding day.

Even though I was so tired already and my headache is killing me, my husband, daughter and I went to Palladium Bar, New World Hotel, Makati City to attend and celebrate the first anniversary of Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals.

I am so honored to receive tickets for this event. It is a  fact that I am one of Krave’s distributors and I also love blogging about their products.

We were late, but it didn’t matter to me, as long as I get to see and feel what it’s like.

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There are new products to be launched this year, so watch out for it. 🙂

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Ms. Katrina Chua, CEO and founder of KRAVE 🙂

Here is a sneak peek of the mineral makeup:

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Here is the organic skin care line to be launched as well:

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The packaging has been greatly improved, and of course, the products have been improved as well.

Two weeks from now, these will be available to the public! Are you as excited as I am?

Before leaving the event, we made sure to stop by at the photobooth. Here are the pics:

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I am so blessed and honored to be part of Krave. I am proud to be one of their 100 distributors and I love blogging about their products.

Congratulations again to Ms. Katrina Chua! More power!

Smart Parenting MEETandGREET

5 Dec

It is such an honor to be one of the chosen participants in this event. Thank you very much, Smart Parenting!

After registering, we were assigned to be in table #3.

Photobooth and Scholastic area

The event started after lunch so we helped ourselves in the photobooth and the scholastic area to lull time.

YUMMY!

great food served!

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The event was hosted by Ms.Issa Litton.

There were three speakers discussing interesting topics: dressing up according to our body shape and size, raising a reader, and spoiling a child. All three were successfully discussed in brief yet concise manner. I didn’t take pictures this time because I was busy writing down cues from the speakers. Everyone thought the topics are all very relevant.

There was a game too – Name that tune/Name that artist. Our table won this game! Yippee!!!

distracting my little girl so she will behave

I went with my little girl so I had to keep up with her. While listening to the speakers and jotting down notes, I had to play with her so she won’t cause any distractions. It is a plus that she got to see other kids in this event.

 After the talk, every one gave in to bladder break. On my way to the rest room, I bumped into none other than SP EIC, Ms. Mia Fausto-Cruz. I greeted her and told her that I practically grew up with her (being the EIC of the mags I read)…from Candy magazine to Seventeen magazine until now in Smart Parenting magazine. It has always been a dream for me to meet her in person! She was uber nice. She “wowed” on me many times during that little conversation.

Going back to my seat in table #3, I was all smiles. Now the meet & greet will take place. Each table will talk with an SP team member, discussing anything and everything that is related to motherhood and parenting. Ms.Maika Bernardo was assigned to our table. Other mommies in table #3 were introducing themselves already. Before my turn, an SP events team approached me and asked me to transfer in table#2.

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Group Shot 🙂

Ms. Mia signing my SP letters 🙂

to die for moment!!!

Dreams do come true. 

I’ve dreamt of meeting her my whole life (as a teenager) and finally I have THAT moment. I love her to bits! I will always remember this.

goodies each one gets to take home

I am very happy I attended this event. I am looking forward to more events from Smart Parenting.

Thank you very much, SP!

 


SNOE The Past, The Present and Future Event

20 Nov

I have heard about Snoe Beauty Inc. way back but it is just now that I was able to purchase one of their products. They have been famous for their wide variety of cosmetics and skin care products which are easy on the budget. I watched Ms.Jen and Ms. Gen from different talk shows advertising their products and I was really intrigued.

I owe Snoe Beauty Inc. a lot. Even though I am new at this (blogging) they were still able to invite and accommodate all us newbies in blogging. I was able to attend their 3rd Semi- Annual Blogger’s Event last Nov.17 themed as The Past, The Present and Future Event.

I was also on a high to be seeing some of my favorite bloggers , Ms. Martha of The Beauty JunkeeMs. Liz of Project VanityMs. Shen of Shen’s Addiction and Ms. Char of Yellow Yum

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Here’s the loot every blogger got to take home:

very sophisticated box 🙂 Thanks Snoe!

What’s inside the box are samplers of their new products.

Can’t wait to try all these!