Location: Makati City, Philippines
First of all, I would like to thank Ms. Martha Sta. Barbara for creating her blog The Beauty Junkee. She has helped a lot of Filipina women become better. I can’t believe it’s been 8 years already. I was lucky enough to win a pass to her 8th anniversary last May 20, 2017. Only fifty winners will be given access to the Meet and Greet, and who are also followers of The Beauty Junkee.
It was also nice to meet new friends in the event, beauty aficionados, bloggers and vloggers like: 1) Christine Carolino and her page My Hands are My Best Tools, 2)Apple and her Youtube page It’s Apple’s World , 3)the sisters Donna and Nessy Bautista whom I met first when I won the The Beauty Junkee’s Sixth Anniversary Giveaway , 4)the sweet girls Tintin and Crizelda Santiago whom I met at The Beauty Junkee 7th Anniversary, and Mich Barcenas.
So much good has come out of this event. Ms. Martha’s event has helped me to write again, this time more focused on beauty, health, good vibes and more. I plan to take the path of beauty seriously because I want to help other women become better versions of themselves too. I know that will take a while, but I will get there. I plan to take up professional makeup artist courses too. Wish me luck in this area.
The event was held at Commune Cafe. It’s my first to be in that cafe, but man when I got there, I felt I was at home. It’s an ideal venue for workshops and talks. I will talk about Commune Cafe at a different post. In the meantime you can check out their Facebook Page Commune PH
After registering for the event, all attendees got a Belle de Jour Power Planner for 2017:
Flatlays of various beauty products are on display of Ms. Martha’s Meet and Greet
The speakers for the event were : 1) Martha Sta. Barbara, the blogger of The Beauty Junkee, who shares her makeup techniques with her attendees 2) Liz Lanuzo, the beauty blogger who owns the blog Project Vanity. Liz shared her expertise with regards to monetizing your passion and turning it into profit , 3)Cai Cortez, a gorgeous actress who emphasized the importance of having a good body image regardless of one’s size. I will write about body image in my future blog posts. I have learned a lot from the event. I also realized that in order to pursue your dreams, you have to want them so bad but not being desperate. There’s a difference between the two. I remember Ms. Martha asking at the event, “How bad do you want your dreams to come true?”
Hope you enjoyed this blog post. Thanks so much!
Cai Cortez IMDB website