Saturday, March 29, 2014

Je Suis Très Chic

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Yay! I was so happy to attend another BDJ Power Planner event. I feel sad that I am not able to attend BDJ events anymore because I have work on Saturdays now. So whenever, the event falls on a Sunday, I seize the opportunity right away! For the month of March, BDJ had the first BDJ Box Beauty Social for 2014. 

The event was entitled, "Tres Chic". Actually, when the announcement first came out, I didn't understand what "Tres Chic" means. Hahaha~ It was boyfie who told me, "It means 'very chic'", Ah~ ok.. hehehehe, now I know. Looks like he knows more girly stuff than me. Hehehehe~

So with the theme in mind, I expected the event to be full of the latest trends and styles. Of course, makeup will always be part of it. That alone made me excited to go to Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier. And yes, it was on a Sunday, on March 23, to be exact. Yay!


At the Tres Chic event entrance
I pre-registered for the talks and I was given a brochure with claim stubs for the photo booth and loot bags. The flyer was convenient as it provided a map. 

The Tres Chic brochure
The venue was good and spacious. However, the place had poor lighting so I apologize if my photos are bad. It is either too dark or blurred. Ah well, lighting is always a problem for photographers. Hehehe~ And yeah, the SM free wifi couldn't get inside the hall, so no Instagram moments for me

So back to the topic... here is what you should know about going to a BDJ Box Beauty Social Event: you can save time and go there early. Skip putting makeup on because there will be a lot of booths that will cater to makeovers. Me? I had 3 makeovers at the event. Isn't that crazy? I got to try a lot of products from brushes to mineral cosmetics. 

The first booth that I visited was the Real Techniques booth by KALM Cosmetics. Their products are makeup brushes and beauty blogger Ana Victorino was doing makeovers. Yay! So there goes my first beauty session for the day. I like Ana, she is very young and very skilled with makeup. She has all the potential to be a renowned makeup artist someday. You know what, I really really like the way she shaped and colored my eyebrows. I don't have very defined eyebrows but she polished them and it made my face go 'wow'.


With Ana 
The pretty girls at the booth gave me a really delicious Nutella Rocks. I found it unique to I took a photo of it. It tastes really good. It was crunchy and the flavor was not very sweet unlike pure Nutella.


The yummy Nutella Rocks
Next, I passed by the Too Cool for School booth and they were giving away free samples! Eureka! Hahaha~ The key word is "sample" instantly piques my attention. So the TCFS booth had this 'vending machine' that gives out samples. Wheeee~ All you need to do is drop the stub of either BB cream or sleeping pack and then Kuya who was manning the machine would hand it out. Hehehe~ It was so cute! 


The TCFS vending machine (^_^)
The sample stubs
The samples! 
And then... I saw my BDJ friends Ria, Ghie, and Michelle on queue for the free makeover. So again? Hehehe~ Yep, I had another Korean inspired makeup. This time, the TCFS girl (I first met her at the BDJ Box Beauty Social at SM North) introduced me to a new product which I instantly fell in love: the Dino Platz (eye) Shadow on Flatiron. It was a liquid eye shadow I guess, being packed in a tube. It had shimmer and it was perfect for the event because the dark lighting made the glitter reflect what little light fell on it.


The TCFS makeover booth

Dino Platz (eye) Shadow on Flatiron

The TCFS girl who highlighted my eyes. 
Other than TCFS, the Benefit Cosmetics booth was a huge hit too! You get to don the spy gal costume and be a POREfessional. There was the green coat, Fedora hat, belt, sunglasses, attache case, and even binoculars! Yay! It's cosplay time for me and Michelle!



While I visited the various kiosks, I saw professional makeup artists and beauty bloggers. At the Canmake booth, I saw Ms. Bea Almeda. I was very happy that she smiled and waved when she saw me. She still remembers me from the BDJ Fair last year. (^_^) The Canmake booth was a hit too. I didn't bother falling in line for the makeover. It's time other girls get to experience Japanese makeup first hand. 


Ms. Bea Almeda at work
I was just admiring the Ellana displays when Ms. Teresa approached me and said a very cheerful "Hi!". I replied with a smile, too. Without any second thoughts, she got a brush and dipped it to a mineral foundation with the name "Almond Latte". She introduced Ellana Mineral Cosmetics to me and she explained that I am of 'cool' skintone. That should help me choose the kind of colors of makeup later on. She swatched the foundation near the portion of my ears and it completely disappeared. "You know that the foundation is right for you if the color blends with your neck', she said. 


The lovely Ellana display

The Almond Latte foundation which made my eyebags disappear
Ms. Teresa has convinced me that Ellana cosmetics is one of the best when she applied the foundation at my lower eyes where my eyebags were. Hehehe~ Then voila! The dark circles were gone instantly! My left eye looked so fresh while my right eye looked so stressed. Hahaha~ Too bad I didn't take a photo of my two-faced moment. I got too excited and asked her to apply it on my right eye too! Then, I totally looked healthy! And that my friends, is the third makeup session for the day. 


A mirror selfie with Ms. Teresa
Beauty Blogger Ms. Liz Lanuzo was there at the Ellana booth, too! I suddenly remembered when I attended her 5th blogging anniversary event where I met her. She is ageless and very beautiful, as usual. She complimented my makeup, especially my eyes. Yay! So photo op... 


with Ms. Liz Lanuzo
All the booths were awesome! I never got tired of walking and taking creative shots:


The Biokos display
I love Cure! 
The MABDS booth gave out hair makeovers

Another one of those lovely Ellana displays!

The Moschino booth has the best product lighting ever!

Moschino Chic Petals

Moschino I Love Love scent

The Too Cool For School makeup box! 

Gorgeous Canmake products

I learned a lot about skin care and makeup from various booths. On top of that, I registered for the Colors of Summer with Shiseido Maquillage talk by Jessica Villapando. It was a truly unforgettable experience to learn from a makeup expert. I chose this topic to attend because I love this Japanese makeup brand. I started to believe in their products when I tried their Ibuki range


The Tres Chic stage



Ms. Jasmine Mendiola hosted the event. If there is one girl who was the perfect example of Tres Chic, it would be her! 


Jasmine Mendiola on stagre
Ms. Villapando, introduced the new products of Shiseido and the latest makeup trends especially for summer. Water-proof foundation and makeup, everyone! Doesn't that make you think of wearing makeup while hitting the pool?


Ms. Villapando, her makeup artist assistant, and the lucky model on stage

The waterproof foundation from Shiseido

Fabulous makeup for the season
I was seated beside my BDJ friend Joey and we shared thoughts while listening to the talk. I had fun talking to her! And the topics was all about makeup and skincare! Hehehe~ Joey has more experience with samples and I learned a lot from her, too! 



I went home after the talk. It was a very informative day and I came home with a lot of samples to try! Wheee~

Quota na?


Samples and more!
Makeup, information, and samples make me happy. But you know what....


Very well said.
It is people who make the time worthwhile. I was reunited with my gorgeous BDJ friends and saw new faces. It was nice to see them all Tres Chic! 


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