#GerifiedPH: Make Up & Styling for Plus Size Ladies

I used to be a small, but after my steroid intake to have a successful life-saving heart surgery, I ballooned to a size L and despite the sudden unwanted change, I try to keep a positive outlook about it. This change in my physical appearance, 6 inch scar across my back and a set of chubby cheeks signifies my 2nd chance in life.

But let’s face it, the beauty standard of the world is the petite type, stomach in and chiseled cheeks of unrealistic models, and admittedly, I get depressed whenever I think about my 23-inch waist back then. I used to stare at my jeans and grieve – with long deep sighs and tear-less cry.

I used to. Like I said, I want to keep a positive outlook in this sudden change, so after almost a decade, I let go of the past. I gave away my still looking brand new jeans and started praising myself in the mirror.

What I also do is follow empowered plus size icons – Melissa McCarthy, Adele, and Plump Pinays to name a few; I also join workshops and seminars that could aid me to be more confident, that is why I am so excited about this up-coming event by Ms. Michelle Lim Padrelanan, an event organizer and the brains behind Event Detailer Events Management Services. Ms. Michelle conceptualize seminars and workshops that could  empower and hence, effectively help attendees.

For Event Detailers upcoming event, the target audience are plus size women who wants to update style and learn new make up tricks from a pro. It is hard to pick the right shade of color and the shape of the dress that will complement a plus size body.

This workshop will help plus-size ladies to look good and feel good. Learn how to create two looks – a day look and a night look with Make Up Artist and Fashion Stylist Ms. Jana Silao this November 25, at the Crumbsis Cafe, Makati City.

Ms. Jana will demostrate how to properly put on make up, from foundation, to brows, to countouring and getting that glow. You will learn by following with the make up you already own.

Aside from that, you’ll learn which looks are right for your body shape and know which pieces of clothing to invest in to build a capsule of clothes that you can mix and match.

Now at parties, we take lots of photos and it is a struggle to try to hide yourself – behind others or with a scarf or a huge bag. At this workshop, you’ll know the best angles for you so that all your photos will be memorable.

What’s more? Attendees for this event will receive giveaways from Suesh Make Up and Love Curves Ph.

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For all these, your beauty investment is only P1800.00. In exchange, you’ll be more confident as your beauty shines through.

I learned that no matter what reason it may be, being a size L should not be something to be shy or embarrassed about. I also learned to embrace the change, be adoptable and only think about the things you could change. So why not embrace the beautiful you and empower yourself with the right makeup technique and fashion tips to level up your game?

Go to this link to register: bit.ly/plussizeMUS.

See you there!

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Ever Bilena’s Bold Beauty

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Make-up enthusiasts were treated to a day of dolling up as Ever Bilena, the country’s leading cosmetics brand, and Ever Bilena Advance, its premium product line, hosted Bold Beauty – an event where make-up enthusiasts and beauty bloggers experimented with a wide selection of make-up pegs like, 90’s Beauties, Brow Story, Nude Alert, Sunrise Pink, Igari, and many more, using only Ever Bilena and EB Advance products. Present at the event were (L-R): Ever Bilena brand manager Christel Roca, Ever Bilena key accounts manager Denise Sy, Kirsten Sy, Ever Bilena marketing manager Olive Padilla, Ever Bilena Advance brand manager Creole David, and Blackwater brand manager Ivan Banez.
To know more about Ever Bilena and Ever Bilena Advance, visit www.everbilena.com.ph, and follow www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics, and www.facebook.com/EBAdvance.

The Newest Pampering Place in Cagayan de Oro: Nailaholics SM CDO Premier

You’re stuck in the office—amid the flourescent lights, meetings, deadlines and the humdrum of corporate life.

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Sometimes, all you really need to get back in the groove is to get away for a bit. When the mood strikes, get up and head over to our newest nail salon – Nailaholics SM CDO Premiere, where you can get ushered away from the tedium of everyday life and into the relaxing world of pampering.

Set amid beautiful Hampton’s themed interiors, the destination is designed to whisk you off to sandy shores and sun-drenched landscapes with a seaside breeze. Best of all, you’ll be left under the care of Nailaholics’ expert technicians where you can expect to be pampered until your worries melt away.

You may visit us to experience the sincere pampering and nail grooming expertise of our Friendly Technicians. Located at 4th Level, Nailaholics SM CDO Premiere is NOW OPEN.

Book your appointments today: 0933-8581475

#gerilenmbf: Of Postiche and Tresses

Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are mine.

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You know someone is glowing even when they’re not wearing makeup, or is not even turning their head on you, when their crowning glory is well maintained and healthy-looking… After-all, the scientific study of the human mind when it comes on how the hair actually affects our functions and behaviors are simplified and summed up in a modern cliche we like to call “A Good Hair Day”!

So the million dollar question is, are you having “a good hair day”? Continue reading “#gerilenmbf: Of Postiche and Tresses”

Ooh La Lash opens at Ayala Malls The 30th

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One of the things I gave up long time ago is putting on a full-made face. I can’t find time blending the foundation really well with kids in tow and deadlines in my mind. But running errands with a naked face can be bearable when my brows are well-groomed and I’d be fancy with my peeps sometimes with lush and full lashes!

Perfectly groomed brows and long, lush lashes can change your life. But you already knew that.

The question now is—do you know where you can go to get the safest and most natural-looking extensions?

Ooh La Lash Lash Extension Lounge opened its first branch in Glorietta 2, Makati City on September 23, 2016 and its second branch in Ayala Malls The 30th on January 12, 2017. It offers exceptional service catered to each individual, run by a team of highly qualified aestheticians, providing eyelash and brow grooming services in a stylishly comfortable environment.

Check out an overview of Ooh La Lash’ first branch in Glorietta:

Our rapidly growing client base is attended to by a team of experts trained to give the latest techniques in eyelash application to ensure durable and natural looking results. Services are delivered with attention to quality and detail, using only FDA-approved materials—the first lash studio in the country to provide this level of quality assurance.

Remember, eyes are the window to our soul so we might as well put gorgeous curtains on our windows! #OohLaLash

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Ooh La Lash! Lash Extension Lounge delivers the real premier experience by providing the right eyelash solutions using only safe and globally accepted materials performed by the true expert Lash Technicians. To know more, visit http://www.oohlalash.com.ph and like/follow facebook.com/oohlalashph; Twitter.com/oohlalash_salon; Instagram.com/oohlalash_.

Give and Share the Gift of Exquisite Beauty with Helix-D

Be ageless by design this holiday season and gift yourself, your friends and your loved ones with the latest beauty breakthrough in skincare: Helix-D.
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Available as a Face and Neck Serum as well as an Eye Serum, Helix-D possesses a powerful combination of water-magnet hydrators and anti-oxidants, while The Double Helix is comprised of encapsulated cellular envelopes that contain “Power-Peptides” and Matrikines that penetrate deep into your skin.
With the Helix-D Face and Neck serum, a reduction in the appearance of facial and neck wrinkles along with a tightening of sagging skin can be enjoyed thanks to powerful anti-oxidants that provide day-long moisturizing and hydration. The result is smoother and softer looking skin like never before.
The Helix-D Eye Serum, meanwhile, with its new eye serum active complex, can reduce fine lines, dark circles and reduce puffiness. What’s more, you can also experience increased firmness and collagen renewal – youthfulness like no other With their research and development team working together with several international laboratories, you can be assured that Helix-D is one of the most technologically advanced skincare solutions in the world, combining elegance and 21st century anti-aging science.
The power to be ageless by design is within your reach. Experience this skincare revolution today with Helix-D. HelixD is available at the beauty section of the SM Stores in SM Aura, SM Makati, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA and SM Mall of Asia. Visit www.fastbeautyph.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @fastbeautyph.

TLC for the Women who Take Care of Everyone

As the holidays approach, Riantique Global Inc. president Ria Castrillo shares some words of wisdom with all the busy women who wear the hats of mother, professional, nurturer, friend and wife: “Liking the way you look is vital to health and happiness. Beauty comes first from within. No matter how much makeup you have slathered on yourself, if you are unhappy, that will still show making you less beautiful.”

Beauty is more than just skin deep, according to Castrillo: It is the outward expression of all that you feel inside. “When you are happy content, that inner glow and beauty will radiate outward,” Castrillo said. “Happy people have younger hearts, younger arteries and a younger real age. Happy people recover more quickly from surgery, cope better with pain, have lower blood pressure and have longer life expectancy than unhappy people.”

So, yes, tis the season for the Up&Up skincare products Riantique exclusively distributes in the Philippines, like Up&Up Skin Lifting Serum by Yuyu Healthcare Inc. This breakthrough skincare product offers a non-surgical solution for enhancing beauty and restoring the skin’s youthful glow in an instant.

“Not only does your health benefit from happiness, there’s nothing like a contented smile, a look of ease and, I believe, this will make you feel years younger.” Castrillo said. “This holiday season is the time for being with your friends and family—something made even more special when you like with the way you look and are happy. This will make the gatherings lighter, brighter and merrier, especially if you are the host at your gathering. Being confident in how you look will see expression in the way you set your table, prepare the food and handle the night’s festivities with grace and confidence.”

“Stress may come along during the holiday season,” she said. “It’s the time of the year when traffic is horrible, the time for late night gatherings before going off to hear the dawn Mass. You will have a busy work schedule, one where you must meet the demands of year-ending work, then fitting in last minute shopping somewhere in between these activities that will leave you tired, haggard and burnt out.”

“This season is all about joy and giving,” Castrillo added, especially for women who are wives and mothers as well. “We will handle it best by organizing our schedules and being well-prepared for the stresses of the holiday season in advance.” So begin by preparing your skin, she advises: “Up&Up Cream is the perfect line filler and wrinkle reducer for those who prefer a fast, safe and practical way to keep their skin youthful. It is the best non-invasive and instant anti-wrinkle solution in the market today.”

Like Up&Up Skin Lifting Serum, Up&Up Cream contains the safest chemicals and the finest botanical blend to regenerate skin cells and stimulate collagen and elastin production for visibly firmer and young-looking skin around the face and neck area, according to Riantique’s lovely head honcho.

“The magic combination is using Up&Up daily, in the mornings so you look fresh all day,” she said. “An organized schedule will help you overcome the busy schedule you need to get through and wearing a smile at your busiest time is the key.”

The best Christmas gifts for friends and loved ones, according to Castrillo, “is my presence. An email, text message or sending a Christmas card letting them know I am here for them despite our respectively busy days.”

After that comes the gift: “I would prefer that the gift is personalized so my friends and loved ones will feel that the gifts are specifically for them so they may feel all the thought, love and effort I have put into these gifts. Then I will choose a box of Up&Up, which will really be useful and helpful since it is a skin-perfecting serum that helps smoothen skin, fills in lines and whitens and brightens the skin so the person who get such a gift can use it to uplift her skin as well as her mood.”

Model Marina Benipayo also gives her own advice on the importance of staying lovely as the years pass: “I would like to think that we are responsible for ourselves, that we feel and look good—no matter what age. Aging is a natural process, yes, but the environment and stress we have to handle hastens the appearance of wrinkles. We need products that target our skincare needs and suit our lifestyle. Up&Up makes my wrinkles less noticeable. Is easy to use and fulfills the promise of youthful-looking skin.” “Preparing for the coming season’s parties and gift-giving takes a lot of planning and time management,” Benipayo said. “Making Up&Up a habit will ensure that, come Christmas, our skin looks as if we haven’t gotten stressed over anything at all.” She would also give Up&Up skincare products as gifts to her loved ones and friends to share the joy it has brought her: “Any woman would be happy to receive Up&Up since it gives them the chance to discover and experience beautiful, radiant and wrinkle-free skin like never before.”