The Beauty Junkee’s 8th Anniversary

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.

Best day ever! Photo op with the gorgeous Martha Sta Barbara
Christine, Apple, Mich, Ms Cai Cortez and I for a photo op after the event


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?”

Ms Liz Lanuzo (wearing blue) talks about earning from the things you love to do.
Ms Cai Cortez and Ms Martha Sta Barbara
Attendees of the Beauty Junkee Meet and Greet





Hope you enjoyed this blog post. Thanks so much!


Cai Cortez IMDB website



Author: Liza Benetua

Enamored with Filipino, Korean, and Japanese culture. Likes food, psychology, beauty and fashion, music, movies, anything from the '50s, old Filipino movies, Audrey Hepburn, friendly banter, witty jokes, cute pets

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