Be Your Own Beautiful

Be Your Own Beautiful 

The beauty landscape is changing for the better — to one that is more inclusive and diverse. Today, women all over the world are learning to celebrate their individuality and proudly share what makes them unique and special.

Your Everyday Beauty Expert

BeautyHub.PH, the newest online magazine helps debunk beauty stereotypes by providing stories that promote equal representation of all kinds of beauty and encouraging all women to be their own kind of beautiful. Through the site, women are led towards self-care and self-love through relatable and informative content.

BeautyHub.PH was created to arm every Filipina with practical tips on beauty, wellness and life. The website encourages self-care through several sections which feature easy-to-follow how-to guides and listicles on different beauty concerns. And it compiles easy-to-consume content that’s both uplifting and relatable, such as women sharing their positive body image stories.

To make it easier for Filipinas to look good and feel great about themselves, each article also has product suggestions. BeautyHub.PH’s skin section houses useful articles with topics like finding the face moisturizer you need to update your skincare routine. 

For those inspired by celebrities like Pia Wurtzbach, Heart Evangelista and Kathryn Berndardo, there are empowering articles about how they bravely overcame obstacles and insecurities to love themselves and be their own beautiful.

As your everyday beauty expert, www.BeautyHub.PH helps you be your own beautiful by celebrating unique experiences through features and content that’s helpful, authentic and positive.

Male Grooming 

There’s something for men, too. Manifesto.PH provides tips on good grooming and how men can take better care of their skin, hair and overall health. It’s ok for men to pamper themselves with self-care and some me time, after all.

Visit www.BeautyHub.PH and www.MANifesto.Ph to read about inspiring stories on self-love and self-care plus easy, everyday beauty and grooming tips for men and women. 

Garnier launches Green Beauty in the Philippines

  • The L’Oreal Group is advancing on its 2030 sustainability commitments with an end-to-end approach to sustainability that aims to reduce environmental impact in beauty retail.
  • Garnier leads the sustainability movement in the beauty sector as the first beauty brand to launch sustainable e-commerce packaging in the Philippines

Philippines, 23 October 2020 – Under the L’Oréal Group’s global sustainability targets geared towards fighting climate change, sustainable water management, respecting biodiversity and the preservation of natural resources, Garnier launches Green Beauty – an end-to-end approach to sustainability in beauty retail aimed at reducing its environmental impact at every stage of the value chain – from education, purchasing and recycling. 

“The past few months has been a very exciting journey for us at L’Oréal, as we accelerated our transformation to creating a more sustainable world for beauty, with a focus on environmental stewardship and social empowerment. Green Beauty is our springboard to get our partners, and most especially our consumers, involved in this important cause. We believe that through collective action, we can meet our bold ambitions faster, and give our consumers the information to make more sustainable choices,” said Supriya Singh, Country Managing Director of L’Oréal Philippines.

 Garnier is driving the wheel for L’Oréal’s sustainability endeavours, ensuring products contain more than 90% natural origin ingredients, certified organic product ranges, and vegan formulas. The green beauty brand will be championing sustainable eCommerce through Green Parcel, Green Spaces and Sachet Recycling with in-store retail partners and will continue to push for the empowerment of consumers through Green Education. 

Addressing eCommerce Packaging Waste with Green Parcel 

In partnership with Shopee, Sain Bags and Econest, Garnier is the first beauty brand to launch sustainable e-commerce packaging made of honeycomb, cassava starch and other biodegradable materials. Each purchase made from the official Garnier store on Shopee will be specially packed using eco-friendly sources and materials to reduce their overall packaging footprint. 

As an alternative to bubble wraps, Garnier has partnered with EcoNest Philippines for the use of the Geami honeycomb protective packaging solution. The patented 3D die cut paper is made from FSC certified virgin kraft paper with an interleaf tissue that provides excellent surface protection to prevent possible damages and abrasion when wrapping and handling parcels. The recycling rate of paper at 85.6% greatly outweighs the recycling rate of plastics at 42%. Not only will it take the honeycomb material 2-6 weeks to biodegrade in nature, but this eco-friendly alternative is also fully renewable which makes it one of the most sustainable solutions available in the market.

In partnership with SainBags, the packaging will be made from cassava that are made from cassava starch and other materials from renewable resources. It is biodegradable and compostable, leaving no toxic residues and causing no damage to our oceans, waterways, land and is harmless to animals and plants. It can safely return to nature in the form of H2O and CO2, and in turn feeds our agriculture, making it part of a truly sustainable lifecycle. It does not contain a trace of plastic, therefore, do not contribute to the micro-plastics problem and takes around 90 days to compost in soil or a body of water, as opposed to hundreds of years for a regular PE bag.  

“Our constant search for innovation and reinvention of consumer experience fuels us at Garnier to lead the change in creating a sustainable world of beauty. By assessing how we work and the key areas of our value chain where we can find more sustainable alternatives, we can create a positive impact on the environment and give our consumers a better and more holistic beauty experience,” shared Isabel Falco, Marketing Director of Garnier and L’Oréal Paris Philippines.

“We are deeply honored and excited to partner with the L’Oreal Group on this transformative journey. This is our first partnership with a brand to help further their goals on sustainability. We hope that their global thrust will kickstart a new culture of sustainability in beauty retail and e-tail that will inspire real change across industries. Shopee will provide our utmost support to make this Green Beauty campaign meaningful and successful. With the delivery of every Green Parcel, we also hope to inspire consumers in The Philippines to start thinking about how they can play a role in sustainability, and collectively raise awareness on this important issue,” said Ruoshan Tao, Head of Marketing of Shopee Philippines.

The growth of eCommerce has transcended consumer and industry market expectations during the first few months of lockdown in the Philippines and continues to grow in popularity. Digital consumerism has become a precedent, and with the demand for more accountability across industries, Garnier takes great responsibility in providing consumers with sustainable choices, in hopes to inspire others to act with them. 

Sustainable In-Store Experience and Recycling Initiatives 

Garnier aims to extend the sustainability experience to its retail partners and shoppers. The brand deploys hundreds of in-store modules such as product hangers and side bins every year to reduce plastic waste. With the Green Spaces initiative, Garnier has taken a sustainable approach in producing different merchandising materials and point-of-sales collaterals by using recycled and recyclable materials. These materials are found in more than 230 stores nationwide. 

Working towards incremental change in recycling habits and reducing waste, Garnier is working hand in hand with Mercury Drug and Plastic Flamingo for a sachet collection drive. Customers are encouraged to return used sachets by dropping it in Garnier stations in Mercury Drug branches in Metro Manila. Collected sachets will be recycled to build emergency houses in partnership with Plastic Flamingo 

Educating Consumers to make informed Choices with Green Education 

Committed to engaging customers, suppliers and partners in the Group’s transformation process, Garnier has taken the lead by partnering with Edukasyon PH, the largest EdTech platform for the Filipino youth, in developing modules focused on the education of sustainability, co-created for the Green Education Program. Through integrating concrete sustainability practices, Garnier aims provide a better understanding of sustainability and empower consumers to make more informed choices.

“Green Education marks the beginning of efforts to empower people with important knowledge and practices on sustainability. We will take on greater responsibility, engage our entire ecosystem and demonstrate that companies can be part of the solution to the pressing challenges the world is facing. We are looking forward to seeing more partnerships come into fruition in the next few months and be able to contribute to creating a sustainable and beautiful world for everyone,” Singh shared.

 

About L’Oréal’s sustainability commitments: we are not starting from scratch

Very early on, L’Oréal became aware of the need to respond to environmental challenges. As an industrial company, it decided that tackling the environmental impact of its plants and distribution centers was the most obvious first step, and a necessary one, to begin its transformation process. This first phase is nearly completed. 

  • Since 2005, the Group has reduced the CO2 emissions of its plants and distribution centers by 78% in absolute terms, exceeding its initial target of 60% by 2020, while production volume increased by 37% over the same period. 
  • At the end of 2019, L’Oréal had 35 carbon neutral sites (meaning they use 100% renewable energy), including 14 factories.

In 2013, L’Oréal decided to address the core of its activity: the development of beauty products, its global sustainability programme Sharing Beauty With All, announcing tangible sustainability goals towards 2020. At its core laid an innovative tool known as SPOT (for Sustainable Product Optimization Tool), made to assess and improve the environmental and social performance of products across all brands. Sustainability is now fully integrated into the design process of the Group’s new products, from the earliest stages. 

  • 85% of products created or renovated in 2019 had an improved environmental and social profile. 
  • By end of 2019, L’Oréal has helped 90,635 people from disadvantaged communities find employment through the solidarity purchasing and inclusion programs.
  • L’Oréal is the only company in the world to have achieved an “A” score in all three CDP rankings – climate protection, water management, forest preservation – for 4 years in a row.

Skinfinite Beauty Review

Skinfinite beauty just launched this year by Actress and Entrepreneur, JANNA DOMIGUEZ and it was her dream to have her own skinline. She grew up using turmeric soap and that’s how it all started. For me since I grew up in the middle east, tumeric soaps are a holy grail in the region because it has so many  benefits. A lot of people say, it lightens skin tone and other’s say it treats certain skin conditions.

SKINFINITE BEAUTY TUMERIC BLEACHING SOAP, a multifunctional soap that gently exfoliates skin to help reduce acne and skin blemishes, resulting to brighter and luminous appearance. For me compared to the other turmeric soaps that I used, this one I think you can save a lot if you cut in small cubes so it won’t melt right away but every time I step out of the shower I feel fresh and I notice my skin lightens.

 

INSTAWHITE MIRACLE CREAM WITH TURMERIC AND AHA, this looks more powdery, thicker in consistency and comes in 50 grams. It has this fruity scent that is so calming. This product claims to exfoliate skin making it brighter. It contains tumeric which prevents break outs, reduce acne scars and brighten dark circles.The MIRACLE CREAM also improves oxygen in the skin making skin look younger.

I’ve been raving to try the SKINFINITE ANTI-AGING SERUM with sparkling glass skin and botox instant effect. First, all the words in the product got me hooked. The consistency reminds me of unicorn tears in clear solution and the smell reminds me of a familiar childhood candy (melon/pomelo) scent which I love! How to apply it, You apply a sufficient amount on your fingertips then apply and massage on your face. I would even use a jade roller after for more absorption of the product.  The next day, my skin feels soft and moisturized.  This anti aging serum claims to hydrate, moisturize and lightens skin. Contains antioxidant and anti aging properties which helps reduce appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It contains – ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (Hydration), GLYCYRRHIZA GLARBRA (LICORICE) EXTRACT (reduce appearance of dark spots), HONEY (anti bacterial and anti oxidant), NANNOCHLOROPSIS OCCULATA EXTRACT (skin tightening), MENTHOL (cooling agent), NIACINAMIDE (treat uneven skin tone), TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (anti oxidant).

INSTAWHITE MIRACLE CREAM WITH TURMERIC AND AHA, this looks more powdery, thicker in consistency and comes in 50 grams. It has this fruity scent that is so calming. This product claims to exfoliate skin making it brighter. It contains tumeric which prevents break outs, reduce acne scars and brighten dark circles.The MIRACLE CREAM also improves oxygen in the skin making skin look younger.

SKINFINITE BEAUTY RENEW SET, says RESULTS IN JUST 7 DAYS. I haven’t reached the 7 day mark yet. Hope to make a follow up when I can but so far so good. I noticed how mild the scent of the products are. It doesn’t have that annoying strong scent. I noticed that especially when I used the instawhite toner and I like how controlled the amount of product you can pour out from the container. Hope I made a point on that. The sunblock is powdery and I love the musky scent when you apply it, it feels full coverage and thick then afterwards your skin feels soft. In  the set it also comes with a instawhite cream which has a more thinner consistency compared to the instawhite miracle cream and their signature turmeric soap

HOW TO APPLY?

MORNING

  • Turmeric bleaching soap
  • Instawhite toner
  • Sunblock

NIGHT

  • Turmeric bleaching soap
  • Instawhite toner
  • Instawhite cream

If you guys are interested to try and buy, you could inquire on their social media or contact SKINFINITEBEAUTY2020@gmail.com / 09156305325 / 0967515981

Website: www.skinfinitebeautyproducts.com

FB: WWW.FACEBOOK.CM/SKINFINITEBEAUTYMAIN/

IG: SKINFINITEBEAUTYPRODUCTS

Strokes Beauty: GRWM + Kilay Tutorial

We’ve seen those feathered brows on insta on your favorite local celebrities done by also your fave makeup artists. You can achieve that using the Strokes beauty artist collection. Strokes was founded by Moimoi Supe and he says that “I am proud to finally introduce to you products that embody the remarkable brow artistry and precision that Strokes is known for and will now bring to the world”

I’ve personally used the products recently and I love it. It’s a given that I was born with thick brows, It enhanced my brows on another level.

In terms of price range it’s affordable less than PHP 500 each and it gives you that “luxe feeling”, lightweight and it gives your money’s worth. What makes them different, is that it contains ingredients such as Vitamin C, Hydrolyzed Rice Proteins and Hyaluronic compounds to hydrate skin, stimulate hair growth, boost collagen and protects hair.

Please do watch my first GRWM + Kilay (Brows in english) Tutorial using the Strokes, brow artist collection. Products according to order in the video,The brow artist collection consist of the Brow sculptor duo, Brow painter, Brow Colorist, Microblade pen Perfector and Brow fixer. LINK TO WATCH:

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFMkldUBHMZ/

Impressions: Highlights in bio, title: “STROKES” https://www.instagram.com/krishcatapang/  

Brow sculptor duo, PHP 379 (Shade variants: warm brown, deep brown, soft brown and ash brown).  Both ends you get a brow pencil and a spoolie. This product is thin and feels so light but it has a lot of product. The pencil creates a very thin, light and fine swatch.

Brow painter, PHP 498 (Shade ash brown). It’s smudge proof,  long-wearing and the ash brown is suitable for all skin types. I like using this filling in sparse parts of my brows. When you shake it, it feels like it’s so full of ink.

Brow colorist, PHP 358 (Shade variants: Neutral brown, coal black and lucid white). This tinting pomade builds color and volume. I personally love to apply this at the front portion of my eyebrows – tip from @jellyeugenio

Microblade Pen Perfector, PHP 498(Shade variant: Graphite and Bronzite). It’s a bleed-proof and long- wearing brow detailing pen that can mimic hair strands-thin and defined.

Brow fixer PHP 398 (Shade variant: clear) Strong-holding and long wearing invisible brow gel that instantly shapes and sets hair in place.

You don’t necessarily, need to use of the products to get that natural feathered brows, it’s still preference and to make it clear, I am not a professional makeup artist just a beauty enthusiast. Here is a tutorial from Strokes beauty’s IG page, Title: “HOW TO DO BUSHY BROWS” https://www.instagram.com/p/CFZkJSmn1ah/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating A Sustainable and Beautiful Future for All: L’Oréal Philippines Announces Local Sustainability Roadmap Aligned with the Group’s Bold, Global 2030 Targets

Philippines, 23 July 2020 – L’Oréal Philippines today announced its roadmap in contribution to the Group’s global sustainability targets. In collaboration with local stakeholders and partners, the Group’s focus areas for the Philippines are sustainable e-commerce, consumer empowerment and education through Green Beauty, and social empowerment through the nationwide expansion of its beauty education program, Beauty For A Better Life. 

“L’Oréal has put sustainability as a fundamental priority. Our commitments towards 2030 mark the beginning of a more radical transformation and embody our view as to what a company’s vision, purpose and responsibilities should be, to meet the challenges facing the world,” said Supriya Singh, Country Managing Director of L’Oréal Philippines.

“In the Philippines we aim to make the most impact in the areas of environmental stewardship and social empowerment. Our sustainability commitment will embark our teams, our partners and our consumers – and through our collective impact, we aim to create a more sustainable world for beauty,” adds Carmel Valencia, Head of Corporate Communication of L’Oréal Philippines.

Transforming L’Oréal’s business to respect “planetary boundaries”

In the context of growing environmental and social challenges, L’Oréal is accelerating its transformation towards a model respecting planetary boundaries and reinforcing its commitments across the following specific areas: fighting climate change, sustainable water management, respecting biodiversity and the preservation of natural resources, all in accordance with what scientific experts demand and grounded on what the planet needs.  

As concrete examples of what L’Oréal wants to achieve: by 2025, all of the Group’s manufacturing, administrative and research sites will reach carbon neutrality by improving energy efficiency and using 100% renewable energy and by 2030, 100% of the plastics used in L’Oréal’s products’ packaging will be either from recycled or bio-based sources. 

Moreover, the Group will be dedicating €50 million to finance damaged natural marine and forest ecosystems restoration projects through a fund called the L’Oréal Fund for Nature Regeneration and another €50 million will be directed to financing projects linked to the circular economy

Empowering L’Oréal’s consumers to make sustainable consumption choices 

L’Oréal has also affirmed its commitments to engaging its customers, suppliers and partners in the Group’s transformation process.  To empower its consumers to make more sustainable choices, L’Oréal has launched its Product Environmental & Social Impact Labelling endorsed by independent scientific experts, which is a world-first that rates products from A (world class for sustainability) to E based on their environmental impact, for areas including carbon footprint and manufacturing processes.

The first brand to implement the new methodology as of 2020 is Garnier for its hair care products. This labelling will progressively be extended to other countries, L’Oréal’s brands and product categories. 

A Greater Commitment to Addressing Social Challenges 

Commitment to social inclusion, and the economic empowerment of women have become the bedrock of some of the most active advocacies for the L’Oréal Group – globally and in the Philippines. The expansion of their beauty education program, Beauty for a Better Life, is also part of their ongoing commitment to ensuring women in the most underprivileged circumstances are provided means to regain their confidence and self-respect, to enhance their skill-set and are empowered to reintegrate back into society and gain employment or be self-employed. “Our dedication to social empowerment will see the expansion of our livelihood and inclusion commitments and the economic empowerment of women – fundamental advocacies that remain at the heart of our nation’s biggest challenges,” Valencia added. 

Moreover, the Group will be spearheading new programs and partnerships geared towards taking even greater responsibility to address some of today’s most pressing social challenges. L’Oréal Philippines will be cementing key programs with Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), which is one of the brand’s long-standing partners for 10 years and running. 

On a global level, L’Oréal created a €50 million charitable endowment fund, which will support field organizations and local charities in their efforts to fight poverty, help women achieve social and professional integration, provide emergency assistance to refugee and disabled women, prevent violence against women, and support victims. 

Garnier and the Power of “Green Beauty”

“Garnier aims to go further and commit to Green Beauty, an end-to-end approach to sustainability that is set to transform the brand, helping to reduce their environmental impact at every stage of its value chain. We are fuelled by the vision to constantly innovate and reinvent the consumer experience and to empower every consumer to make more informed, sustainable choices,” said Isabel Falco, Marketing Director of Garnier and L’Oréal Paris Philippines.

Garnier plans to launch in the Philippines its Green Parcel and Green Spaces initiatives, and will be championing a Green Education program together with its partners.

Garnier has been at the forefront of powering L’Oréal’s sustainability endeavours. Their products contain more than 90% natural origin ingredients, certified organic product ranges, and vegan formulas. Garnier has also ensured that packaging is made from recycled plastic and is more recyclable, with an end goal to use Zero Virgin Plastic by 2025. In the pipeline are also the inauguration of their Green Stores and Green Parcel initiatives, as well as their Green Education to continue providing an opportunity for consumers to make informed and sustainable choices.

“We will take on greater responsibility, engage our entire ecosystem and demonstrate that companies can be part of the solution to the challenges the world is facing. Our goal is that through this in-depth transformation, we hope to be a catalyst of change in the beauty sector and beyond, and to inspire our partners, our customers and all people to take action with us,” Ms. Singh shares.

About L’Oréal’s sustainability commitments: we are not starting from scratch

Very early on, L’Oréal became aware of the need to respond to environmental challenges. As an industrial company, it decided that tackling the environmental impact of its plants and distribution centers was the most obvious first step, and a necessary one, to begin its transformation process. This first phase is nearly completed. 

  • Since 2005, the Group has reduced the CO2 emissions of its plants and distribution centers by 78% in absolute terms, exceeding its initial target of 60% by 2020, while production volume increased by 37% over the same period. 
  • At the end of 2019, L’Oréal had 35 carbon neutral sites (meaning they use 100% renewable energy), including 14 factories.

In 2013, L’Oréal decided to address the core of its activity: the development of beauty products, its global sustainability programme Sharing Beauty With All, announcing tangible sustainability goals towards 2020. At its core laid an innovative tool known as SPOT (for Sustainable Product Optimization Tool), made to assess and improve the environmental and social performance of products across all brands. Sustainability is now fully integrated into the design process of the Group’s new products, from the earliest stages. 

  • 85% of products created or renovated in 2019 had an improved environmental and social profile. 
  • By end of 2019, L’Oréal has helped 90,635 people from disadvantaged communities find employment through the solidarity purchasing and inclusion programs.
  • L’Oréal is the only company in the world to have achieved an “A” score in all three CDP rankings – climate protection, water management, forest preservation – for 4 years in a row.

About L’Oréal

L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 36 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 29.87 billion euros in 2019 and employs 88,000 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce.

Research and innovation, and a dedicated research team of 4,100 people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal sets out ambitious sustainable development goals across the Group for 2030 and aims to empower its ecosystem for a more inclusive and sustainable society.

More information:https://mediaroom.loreal.com/

HBC’s National Make Over Day 2019

Don’t miss out! HBC’s 2019 National Makeover Day is going to happen! Be ready to experience a beautiful change as HBC, your Home of Beauty and Color, celebrates this beautiful occasion for the whole month of June! Enjoy
amazing discounts, flash sales, and other surprises made especially for HBC’s loyal customers who’ve been with them through the years.

HBC, the maker of San San Cosmetics, Body Recipe, Skin MD, and this generation’s new favorite colorcosmetic brand, CRAYONS, will give you great deals on your well-loved beauty and personal care items.
In addition, the grandest 99-Peso Sale on select HBC products will happen on June 28 to 30. They will also be launching their new hair care brand, HAIRCRAFT, boasting its superior hair coloring products. You can
enjoy free hair color application with a minimum purchase requirement in select stores nationwide. Such a steal right?

You may also have a chance to meet and greet your male celebrity crushes all happening at your favorite HBC store this month.

Manolo Pedrosa HBC Ali Mall (June 14)                                                                        Addy Raj HBC Fairview terraces (June 21)                                                                  Martin Del Rosario HBC Trinoma (June 28) 

Follow HBC’s official social media accounts for more updates! #hbcNMOD2019
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Instagram and Twitter: @myhbcph

Jodi Sta. Maria is the newest face of Ever Bilena

Ever Bilena, the country’s leading color cosmetics retail company, is happy to welcome top actress and mother Jodi Sta. Maria to its ever-growing family. Simple, beautiful and an optimist, Jodi is, undoubtedly, the ideal Ever Bilena woman.

Meet @everbilenaofficial latest endorser! @jodistamaria – her go to makeup are Eye brow pencil, cheek tints and lipsticks. She loves shades of RED and NUDE. I really follow her insta because I think she’s a good role model and I love her travels. She loves to visit Africa and wants to see more of Europe. She shared that to travel light, pack your essentials, travel with a medicine kit and know certain vaccine requirements per country. Not only she is an actress/mom/ BS Psychology student, she is also a detox acupuncturist specialist – she did a talk in my school too! #JodiForEverBilena

For this new and enviable role, Jodi will embody the classic Ever Bilena woman whose beauty cut across generations, seasonal trends and styles. Aside from appearing in the brand’s latest digital campaign, Jodi’s role as brand ambassador is to enjoin Filipinas to embrace their innate beauty and go back to the timeless basics as far as makeup is concerned.

“We are very pleased to have Jodi with us as she represents a strong and empowered woman who takes on different roles with poise and grace,” shares Ever Bilena CEO Dioceldo Sy.  “She is truly an inspiration for today’s modern woman and a perfect fit to Ever Bilena which is proudly a local brand that caters to the different lifestyles of every Filipina.”

Jodi started her showbiz career doing supporting roles in popular youth-oriented TV shows Gimik and FLAMES. Her breakout role, however, was the tomboyish Georgina in the very successful teen drama series Tabing Ilog which ran for four years. After playing teen roles, she transitioned to star in daytime show Please Be Careful with my Heart and other numerous critically acclaimed projects like Chassis and Aparisyon which earned her Best Actress nominations in Gawad Urian, and an International Emmy nomination for her role as Amor Powers in Pangako Sa’yo 

But her list of achievements does not end there. In 2017, the actress pursued a Psychology course at Southville International School. She finished with top honors with a 3.8 GPA in her previous semester.

While she is passionate about acting and pursuing medical school, she notes that her most fulfilling role was becoming a mother to Thirdy Lacson. In her recent Instagram post she said: “Ultimately, it’s the role of being a mother and being active in our children’s lives to shape, mentor, and inspire them that matters most.”

From being a doting mother to a critically acclaimed actress, and a top Psychology student, Jodi not only gives her best in every role given to her, she also makes sure to always look good.

“Makeup is a great way to boost one’s confidence,” shares Jodi. “But for me, it should only highlight your natural beauty and not overpower it.” As such, she opts for products that are classic and understated like Ever Bilena’s Matte Lipstick in Glam Red, EB Lip and Cheek Stain in Toast of New York, EB Dip Liner, and the All Day Liquid Foundation.

A woman of beauty and grace, Jodi is grateful to have another blessing come her way. “I’m very happy and thankful to be the newest face of Ever Bilena. I hope through this endorsement, I’m able to inspire others to be the best version of themselves.”

To learn more about Ever Bilena, visit http://www.everbilena.com.ph,

 

Do It Your Mood With Wacoal

 

I have been introduced to wacoal  by my mom back in college. Back then I couldn’t afford one because I was a student and my mom would buy for me. It was costly but it was so comfortable to wear – I swear. When I got older, I realized investing on your intimates is important. Usual bras from wacoal would cost starting P1000 + but it is worth the investment.

November 16 – 18 was the launch of wacoal’s autumn/winter collection at UP Town’s activity center (near coffee bean). Fun filled activities like photobooth and boomerang booths. Attendees were also able to attend talks prepared by influencers such as Content creator/Entrepreneur, Rhea Bue (11 am) shared her travel hacks, Fashion/Lifestyle/Travel blogger, Char Deocareza talks about “Your go-to outfit” she shares that writes down and plan her outfits prior to her travels (1 pm) and Beauty/Travel B/Vlogger, Rei germar  teaches how to match outfits with your mood (3pm). 

if you guys have the time to check out Wacoal’s mood store and you’re by Katipunan area visit their boutique at UP Town Katipunan (3rd floor near coco tea and across underarmour). Thinking of what bra to get I would suggest the Travel Bra, Bandeau bra and sports bras. Actually all bras are very comfortable it’s just whatever matches your preference. 

For the wanderlust, the travel bra is so easy to pack just spread-roll and fold. It is not spacious to pack and gets back to its perfect form. The bandeau bra can be strapless and the wire part that supports the breast underneath is very comfy, it’s not that annoying thick wire feeling you get. Their sports bra are very versatile in style and it can match any athleisure look. The lace bras looks so nice and they have other basic bras with unique lace details that make it so cute to wear. Lastly, don’t forget to check their other autumn/winter collection. 

 

Connext Insurance Agency kicks off eco-policy with Miss Earth 2018 candidates

FPG Insurance President and CEO Ramon Yap Dimacali and Connext Insurance Agency President and General Manager Jonathan Ramirez as they pose together with the candidates of 2018 Miss Earth. 
 
MANILA, Philippines – 30 gorgeous Miss Earth candidates join Connext Insurance Agency, an emerging and innovative insurance provider, and FPG Insurance, the major player in the general insurance industry and leader in motor insurance cove
(L-R) FPG Insurance President and CEO Ramon Yap Dimacali and Ortigas Branch Head Rowena Cuaresma together with Connext Insurance Agency Finance and Accounting Head Kim Ramirez, and President and GM Jonathan Ramirez

rage, in pushing the envelope to move towards ‘paperless’ insurance policy during an event last October 23, 2018 at The Viridian in Greenhills, San Juan City.

Executives of FPG Insurance Philippines and Connext Insurance Agency

The event was graced by the Air Group of Miss Earth candidates including Miss Earth Philippines bet Celeste Cortesi who is very positive for a back-to-back win. FPG Insurance Ortigas Branch, headed by Ms. Rowena Cuaresma, takes pride in having Connext Insurance Agency as its top producer and among those who find exciting ways to promote safety and insurance through various channels such as the Miss Earth pageant.

Miss Earth Philippines Celeste Cortesi flanked by Mr. Ramon Dimacali and Mr. Jonathan Ramirez

Meanwhile, Connext President and General Manager Jonathan Ramirez shared with the ladies and members of the press his vision of moving insurance towards not only to a more efficient business process but also an environment-friendly one.

“We would like to challenge the current process of insurance companies, including us, that depend heavily on actual manpower logistics and the excessive paper we print out. We saw Miss Earth, an institution that advocates environment conservation, as an ideal platform, and FPG Insurance as the perfect partner, to introduce our latest technology and business process to the market,” said Ramirez.

The event kicked off the partnership among Connext Insurance Agency, FPG Insurance, and Carousel Productions, the organizer of the 17-year long pageant, to promote the norm of insuring among the public and recognizing that peace of mind is something as valuable as time.

“We are very happy to be a part of Connext’s vision of changing the landscape of the general insurance industry. FPG Insurance will always be a staunch supporter of innovation and advocacies that contribute to better lives,” said Ramon Yap Dimacali, President and CEO of FPG Insurance Philippines.

Formerly known as Federal Phoenix Assurance Co., Inc., FPG Insurance was established in 1958 and is a member of the Zuellig Group of Companies in implementing bespoke insurance and risk management solutions for its clients. FPG Insurance is the trusted name in general insurance solutions. FPG Insurance also has operations in Indonesia and Thailand.

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Success for 2018 Nailaholics’ #NationalPamperingDay

This is my second time joining the campaign #NationalPamperingDay, I feel this is very generous for Nailaholics to treat deserving people on their anniversary. It has been a success for Nailaholics every year and it is definitely what their loyal customers look forward to each year. Same as of last year, October 17, 10 AM- 2PM but free on selected services.  For this time around, it’s all about giving back. Not bad for just P10 and that entire P10 won’t go entirely to Nailaholics but to a chosen charity. You get to pamper yourself on selected services and you are helping as well. It’s a win – win situation.

#NationalPamperingDay Is More Relevant Today Than Ever Career-driven, busy lifestyles mean people today are expected to be working day in and out. While it can be very fulfilling, needless to say that it can also be very stressful. In fact, a study conducted by CNN Philippines notes that things like bosses, deadlines, co-workers, schedules all contribute heavily to daily stress.

Stress-related disorders and diseases have been on the rise, often manifesting itself as anxiety or illness. But while we can’t really do anything about having to go to work, or easing the traffic, we can do something about how we cope with stress. Because unless something is done to manage it, people will end up stuck in this endless vicious cycle.

A day dedicated to self-care, relaxation, and your wellbeing is more relevant in a day and age where pampering always seems to take a backseat to priorities and responsibilities. And this is where #NationalPamperingDay comes in.

October 17 essentially serves as a nationwide reminder for everyone dealing with the hassles of daily life to take it easy and slow down. This year, to celebrate #NationalPamperingDay, Nailaholics is inviting everyone to head over to choose from their dedicated menu of #NationalPamperingDay services, which include a manicure, hand spa, hand massage, foot spa, or foot massage. You can avail of any of these services for just P10 between 10am to 2pm—the amount of which will go to Nailaholics’ community partner, the La Verna Aged Care and Dementia Village.

“All work and no play is no way to live life. Take the time to pamper yourself—it’s more important that you do so in these modern times. Relax, refuel, reinvigorate and pamper yourself—you deserve it,” ends Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head.

This year’s mechanics for National Pampering Day:

1)National Pampering Day is on October 17, 2018

2) Mechanics: MANICURE, HAND SPA, FOOT SPA, HAND MASSAGE AND FOOT MASSAGE will be offered at P 10 on Oct 17, 10-2 pm

3) The entire P 10 will go to La Verna Aged Care and Dementia Village (as National Pampering Day this year is about “stress” and that stress will lead to an early on set of dementia