The WOOmen.ph Media Launch

Words and Photos by: Ana Liza Benetua

Last October 14, 2017, I was able to attend WOOmen.ph’s Media Launch in Quezon City. WOOmen.ph is a Hair and Make-up Artists website whose main goal is “to raise the profile of cosmetic artisans in the Philippines”.  According to their portfolio, their mission is to “think of ways to Win Others Over- the reason we are called WOOmen.”

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The launch was held at the Palm Grill in Tomas Morato Avenue.  I love their chosen venue to hold the launch because it’s cozy, and well-lit.

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A few months prior to the launch, Ms. Guiden Amalay, one of the co-founders of WOOmen.ph, sent me an invite via Facebook Messenger. I felt a rush of excitement running up my spine because I will see Team WOOmen again.

I met Team WOOmen for the first time at their BEAUTY: DECONSTRUCTED workshop in Greenfield District, Mandaluyong. The place is near Shaw Boulevard. I won a ticket for the event via Ms. Sonjia Calit-Kakilala’s Instagram page. Ms. Sonjia is the Chief Social Officer of WOOmen.ph. Aside from that, she is also the the model for their BEAUTY: DECONSTRUCTED workshop.

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There were some challenges faced while traveling to go to the event itself. I was shocked to see the roads filled with vehicles,  bumper to bumper, on a Saturday afternoon in the metropolis.  These places had the heaviest traffic: Buendia Avenue, Quiapo, Manila, and near Banawe. Que horror! At the same time, the weather seems to have a mind of its own, bringing gray clouds and mild showers merrily along with it. (I am beginning to sound like a weather girl.)

Amid the hurdles faced, I was able to cross and jump over it.  I managed to arrive despite the Gordian knot of a traffic situation I had experienced earlier. I asked the security guard if the event is already finished. Lucky me, because he replied that the launch is still on-going. Whew! Thank you!

I went inside Palm Grill and what greeted  me is a  gorgeous venue, styled a la mode. The ceilings in the loft area are lined with yellow and black balloons, reminiscent to the WOOmen.ph’s color scheme. The tables in the ground floor are also decorated with black balloons as well.

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The registration area is a sight. I am loving the creative vibe the event brings! Every thing on the table is well-thought out. Too bad for me because I wasn’t able to get some of the goodies from them because I arrived late. But that’s OK, because in spite of that, I was still able to make it. DSC08068.JPG

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As you climb up the stairs, you’ll see the loft where the main event was held. Near this bright mural of leaves, stands the WOOmen.ph poster. DSC08096.JPG

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A custom-made WOOmen.ph paper place mat that you can color your own way.

 

The most important ingredient in an event such as this are the people you meet along the way.  After all, an event is not complete without the people itself. You get a lot ichigou ichie moments (meeting for the first time). At the same time, it’s also nice to touch base, and chat with the gorgeous ladies I have met previously at the BEAUTY: DECONSTRUCTED workshop like Abbie Victorino, CEO and Founder of Stylegenie. ph

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Mindy, and Abbie Victorino, founder and CEO of Stylegenie.ph
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Photo op with Team WOOmen.ph and attendees

 

 

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WOOmen.ph Co-founders Chrislyn Cruz and KC Carandang
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Chrislyn, KC, and professional make-up artist Michelle Miranda
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Pabz and one of the founders of WOOmen.ph Guiden Faith Amalay

 

Overall, the WOOmen.ph Media Lauch is a success.  You can sense so much positive vibes that it’s literally lingering above our heads. You can still feel the love in the air hovering, which is evident in the photos posted below:

 

Team WOOmen.ph Pabz, Guiden, Chrislyn, Myca( I hope I spelled the name right), Gelo, Kristine and Shu

 

Of course, I also have to thank Bryan who works at Palm Grill (or is it Brian, hope I spelled his name right) for happily obliging to have his photo taken beside the WOOmen.ph poster. Hmmm, a model in the making. What do you think?

 

Me with the funny lips. I was not able to have my photo taken at the WOOmen.ph photobooth. Oh well, this will have to do.

 

Are you an aspiring or a professional hair or makeup artist? If you’re reading this, I tell you,  this is  your chance to shine. Simply check out the official WOOmen website and their social media accounts, and sign up to be part of the WOOmen squad today. I will post the links below:

Instagram: Woomen.ph IG

Facebook: Woomen.ph FB

Source Credit for content:

Goal and mission from The Official Woomen.ph About Us page  

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Join Apple’s Personal Makeup Workshop

If you’re a beauty and makeup aficionado living in the metropolis of the Philippines, then I suggest for you to check out Apple Caplis’ Personal Makeup Workshop. It will be held on August 13, 2017 at Grow Space, BGC. For more details about the workshop, please check this Facebook page link HERE.

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I first met Apple at Ms. Martha Sta Barbara’s The Beauty Junkee 8th Anniversary. Aside from her I also met two other ladies who I was seatmates with at Ms Martha’s event, Christine Galope  and Crizzy Santiago. I guess it was fate working because we connected with one another instantly. We became each other’s support system too. Hoping to meet you guys in the future when we’re not so busy!

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Apple with Christine Galope, Mich Barcenas, actress Cai Cortez, and yours truly.

On July of this year as well, Apple was given the chance to share her expertise on skin care at Woomen.ph event called Beauty Deconstructed. I have used some of Apple’s tips whenever I am doing skin care such as washing my face. Thank you so much!18237947_452877068394785_1419113346615057755_o

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Apple with Katrina Carandang and Marge Buiza

 

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Good luck, Apple, in your workshop. Hope you get more followers! Beauty Power!

 

Photo Credit:

itsapplesworld Facebook page

Woomen.ph Beauty Deconstructed event photo

 

 

Learn Beauty and Wellness at Woomen.ph’s BEAUTY DECONSTRUCTED.

Last July 1, I got the chance to listen to different speakers at a Woomen.ph event called Beauty Deconstructed. I am excited to listen to women giving their talks on their designated topics.

Katrina Carandang gave us information on what Woomen.ph is all about. Hosting with her as well is the beautiful Sonjia Calit.

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Here’s a cool pad to jot down notes at the event

 

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Here are some of the sponsors of the event such as Wits, Style Genie, BYS Philippines, Kalma Yoga, Splice Events Place and Restaurant , The Office Project.

Wit’s Granola

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Kalma Yoga

 

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BYS Philippines

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Splice Events Place and Restaurant. You can like them here on their Facebook Page

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For starters, the first speaker is Justine Correa. She is a mom and a pastor’s wife. She has a Youtube page called Infinite Mamabilities. She spoke about the Heart of Beauty,  mainly on true beauty.  What makes a woman beautiful not just on the outside, but on the inside as well.

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The next speaker is Apple Caplis whose talk revolves around skin care. She gave us tips on how to keep our skin looking better. I first met Apple at Ms. Martha Sta. Barbara’s 8th Anniversary of The Beauty Junkee.  It’s nice because we instantly clicked. She didn’t know that I was going to attend the event. Boy she was surprised. Apple is a vlogger of a Youtube page called It’s Apples World. 

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Then there’s lunch time, and here’s what I got : Shrimp Wraps and Iced Tea.

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After lunch, it was Ms. Ron Pena’s turn to share her knowledge on makeup. Ron is a professional makeup artist. You may check out her page at Facebook Ron Pena and Co.

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Then, up next is Ms Shai Lagarde who introduces us on styling with a purpose.  You may follow her on Instagram page called lovechic.ph.

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Next up, the gorgeous Girl Boss Abbie Victorino talks about basic styling and stylegenie.ph

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Last but not least is Ms Rochelle Martin who shared her thoughts on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Beauty all begins with clean eating.

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Overall, the beauty event was a success. I met like minded women who are into beauty and wellness industry. After the talk, we spent a little more time getting to know one another, neverending photo ops, and asking questions about their talks. I am hoping one day to get to attend more Woomen.ph workshops.

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Of course not to forget the workshop attendees photo opportunity.

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Sources:

Feature image courtesy of Woomen.ph

Photo of Splice Events Place and Restaurant