Unboxing Part 1: My Beauty Haul this 2018 

First of all,  Happy New Year to you all. Hope you’re all having a fabulous day.

I can’t believe my eyes and ears. I won two giveaways from beauty bloggers Apple Caplis of It’s Apple’s World and Rowena Lei of Animetric’s World. What a way to start the year.

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The LBC box from Apple

The Zoom package from Rowena

First,  I will show you a glimpse of the beauty stuff I got from Apple:

Second, I will show you the goodies I got from Rowena’s previous giveaway.  I got Seoul White Korea skin care products as prizes:

Aside from these prizes,  I got my order of makeup brushes from Lazada. com. I was expecting them to arrive the earliest on Tuesday and the latest till Saturday because I chose standard shipping. But they arrived on Monday. Good job Lazada.
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So that’s it for now. Posting part 2 of this details of the products from Apple and Rowena’s giveaway. Happy New Year once again everyone!!

My Christmas Wish List

Photos by Liza Benetua (photos included here that are not mine are given credit to their rightful owners)

I am now claiming that 2018 is my year. I will not say, “I wish that my 2018 is going to be great” but I will say to myself over and over again that things are better in 2018.

I have things I plan to do next year and here is the list I have made:

1)Travel the Philippines, my home town, more. 

This year, I was able to visit different provinces in Bataan like Balanga, Orani, Orion, and Abucay during a Lenten pilgrimage that I attended. Then for my church group’s summer outing, we went to San Juan, Laiya, Batangas.

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Next year, I am targeting the West Visayas, particularly my dad’s home town Silay City,  and my mom’s home town Talisay, Negros Occidental. Hopefully,  I want to go to Iloilo too. What I love about Negros is the fact that they have preserved the ancestral houses that were built in earlier years. I am also planning to do a sentimental journey as well, and see those places that my dad hangs out at. Well, I wish someone can accompany me on my journey, a special someone perhaps. But all that will happen at the right time.

Silay City, Negros Occidental (photo of Balay Negrense By Kguirnela – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4370714)

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2) Get the best equipment for future vlog, and improve my blog

I am planning to migrate to YouTube, so I want to get a good camera that will produce clear, and crisp videos when I upload them. At the same time, I want better looking photos for my blog as well. I am considering getting the following:

Canon EOS M100 (source photo from snapshot.canon-asia.com)

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A GoPro Hero 5 (source image from amazon.com)

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3) Take professional makeup artist courses

Yes, I want to be confident when applying makeup. I want to learn about the technical side of makeup. I am considering Maquillage Professionnel  or Center for Aesthetic Studies. 

However, if this is not possible, I will just go back to watching YouTube videos of makeup tuorials in the mean time while saving to take up classes.

(source photo from Center for Aesthetics Studies FB)

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(source photo from FB page of Maquillage Professionnel)

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4) To attend more events and workshops in 2018

I am blessed to have met new people in the various events and workshops that I have attended. The recent ones were the Blogapalooza 2017,  Personal Styling Workshop by Donna Cuna- Pita,  PayPal Freelancers Workshops of Abe Olandres,  Fitz Villafuerte and Liz Lanuzo, founder of Project Vanity,  Woomen.ph‘s Beauty Deconstructed and Media Launch ,  Jellyfish Consultancy Education Fair, and The Beauty Junkee’s 8th Anniversary Meet and Greet 

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Blogapalooza Fever: The Experts Talk(Part 3)

This is the last installment of my Blogapalooza experience last November 18. I made two blogposts on Blogapalooza in general, and the souvenirs that I got from the event. I am sharing to you what transpired during that time. The highlights of Blogapalooza are the talks from different personas of the digital industry.

For starters, I am sharing to you the program flow for Generation D series of talks:

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Mr. Kris Ablan shares to us the involvement of the present government with social media, that we bloggers are being encouraged to be a part of it. I think this is very important for people here in the Philippines to be aware of what’s happening in the country, and what President Duterte is doing for the country.  He also informs the audience of the plans of the government to have better internet services so that no one is left out in this digital age.

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Media practitioners Niccolo Cosme, Anna Oposa, Justin Joyas , and Jayne Uymatiao shared their thoughts on how to effectively use social media to promote awareness and to spread good. They also reminded the audience to exercise due diligence when reading news, and discern whether it’s real or fake.

 

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Up next is the talk on Video Content and Distribution Strategy wherein Micco Solis, Lyqa Maravilla, Gian Viterbo, and Lloyd Cadena share their experience in putting up YouTube videos. Dennis Lim, the moderator, and representative for Adober Studios, shares to the audience what topics are trending in the video world, and videos from Adober Studios YouTube page that made an impact with its countless viewers.

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Up next is Mario Domingo , a tech expert, who shares his knowledge on artificial intelligence. I saw a video from ANC 24/7 where anchor Tony Velasquez interviews him. This video helps to make us understand better what artificial intelligence is all about.

(Photo credit source: Upgrademag.com)

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(Video from Facebook ANC 24/7 )

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Next up are people in the business and agency world Donald Lim, Norman Agatep, Jane Villa and Jason Cruz who share their expertise in the agency, business, and influencer relationships.

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Next up are Internet rockstars Ramon Bautista, Louise delos Reyes, Kim Cruz and Joyce Pring. They shared with us their experiences with social media, and how it has help them launch their careers.

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A group of mentalists entertained us with their show called Mind Play. They remind me of the things that mentalist David Blaine does. All of their acts blew me away especially the last one wherein he did astral projection. He asks a volunteer to think of a place in her head, and recreate it in her mind where she’s been. Aside from that, he also calls in a medical professional present among the audience to take his vital signs, and announce if it was slowing down and stopping. Then he was able to guess what the girl was thinking, (the place is Saranggani) and even gave her a handful of sand that he got from Saranggani the volunteer was imagining.

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Mr. Daniel Meyer shares in a nutshell how analytics help blogger analyze their corresponding blog or video’s reach.

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Carlo Ople of unbox.ph shares to us to that in order to be good at something, you need to spend 10,000 hours with it. He encourages us to spend our time wisely, and use that time to be productive, and not waste away doing nothing.

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Attorney JJ Disini shares his knowledge on protecting ourselves legally while we use social media.

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I am looking forward to future Blogapalooza events. It was a success, and I met new people through this event. My friends Aileen, Johaness, and I took our time to have photos at the venue as well. I enjoyed every minute that I was in here.

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Blogapalooza Fever: Awesome Haul (Part 2)

Last November 18, I just a most awaited event for bloggers and Vloggers called Blogapalooza. I am excited to share with you the plethora of souvenirs that I got from the event.

For starters here’s the ID I got upon registration.

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Coke Studio gave away personalized Coca Cola bottles. There’s a machine that looks like a jukebox, stationed in their booth that processes this. You may visit Coke Studio’s Facebook page here.

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Then, I also got this cool eco bag that you can use when doing your grocery shopping. Inside the bag are two Coca Cola products in a can and plastic bottle. I got the extras from a friend who joined as well. The Philippines is slowly moving away from using plastic bags to more sustainable friendly canvas bags. I hope that all stores eventually stop using plastic bags because it harms the animals, especially those who live in the ocean.

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Next up, I got this sampler of Nestea’s new milk tea product in Winter Melon flavor. For more info about their products, please visit the Nestea official Facebook Page here.

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Another sampler I got is called the Wilkin’s Delight drinks. It’s water infused with fruit flavors.  For questions, check out the Wilkins Water Facebook Page here.

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Blogapalooza attendees also got discounts for joining. I also got gift certificates from KimStore and Zalora.com.ph. Aside from this I got an email of a 30 percent discount when attendees avail of their calling cards.

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The booths gave away prizes. I won this giveaway keychain that also doubles as a mirror from Alfox Printing Services.  Aside from that I also got a card about their countless services, and a notepad.

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I love the color of this  carboard Adober Studios fan. Perfect for the warm weather here in the Philippines.  You may also visit Adober Studios YouTube page to view the videos. According to their official Facebook Page, “Adober Studios formerly known as Chicken Pork Adobo is ABS-CBN’s multi-channel network initiative structured to build a roster of online personalities with innovative ideas.”

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Business cards of the booth exhibitors and from attendees of the event itself.

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Finally, I got this awesome Blogapalooza pen. I love collecting pens!

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I am looking forward to attend more Blogapalooza events in the future. I want to learn more, and meet new people. Thank you Team Blogapalooza for making this possible. To learn more about Blogapalooza, please visit their official page here  .