Saturday, July 7, 2012

Belle de Jour Planner’s Passion Series event – Get Gorgeous!

Hello Bellas! :)

It’s been a week since I attended my first BDJ event at Purebeauty Serendra. I’ve been so busy this week that I wasn’t able to blog. My best friend gave birth to a healthy baby girl, I watched Spiderman with my boyfriend (which I will blog about later) and of course, I had to work. :)

Now to the BDJ event---

It started around 1:45pm, with no less than Karen Bordador as the host for the event. For those who don’t know her, she’s the beautiful and cool radio jock of RX 93.1. When I saw her I she reminded me of Meagan Fox, but the nicer version. :)

Karen Bordador
The event opened with an ice breaker, a game which put everyone at ease. After that, Meg and Jo of Azta Urban Salon presented to us the basics of hair coloring. No, no we weren’t taught how to color our hair. Instead, they provided us useful information on what hair color is fit for every woman.

TRIVIA: Do you know that you can identify what hair color will suit you by looking at the veins on your wrist?  Most Asians, especially Filipinas have green veins, therefore, warm colors such as copper, will let our skin glow and look lighter. They also gave us tips on what stylists need to know about a client in recommending a hair color. :)

Dr. Maybel Colayco of Clarity Aesthetic Medical and Dental Center also shared her expertise in the dermatology field. She provided us useful information and alternative treatments on common skin problems of women. After her talk a dentist who’s also under the same company shared her knowledge on the latest technologies in improving the appearance of our teeth. She also discussed how a nice set of teeth affects our self-confidence and the way we deal with other people.

The last (but definitely not the least) speakers were Donna Andrada and Rea Pinpin. Donna is the Marketing Head of the company who established Purebeauty in the Philippines. Purebeauty is one of the leading stores who carries famous beauty products such as MUD, Urban Decay, Orly, NYX and a lot more.

Rea Pinpin is a makeup artist by profession and a graduate of MUD Philippines. She is also one of the instructors of MUD, which is considered as the “Harvard” of the Makeup industry worldwide. She talked about Make-Up 101. This portion was the most useful for me since I know nothing about makeup. One lucky girl also got the chance to have a make-over by no less than Rea.

Rea Pinpin doing the makeover
The lucky girl who got a makeover

During the break cookies (courtesy of Bizu) were provided to the participants. Speakers also kept the audience alive by giving prizes to active participants- that includes me! The biggest prizes came from MUD who gave away two gift certificates worth 9000 each! The two lucky girls will be attending either the Personal make up workshop or Personal hairstyling class. (I soooo envy them!)

Make-Up Designory Manila

Yes I won these!
All participants did not go home empty handed. At the end of the event goodies from Athena, Carb trim, Clarity, Azta Urban Salon and Get Laud!, Havaianas were given away. :)

Love the goodies! One happy Bella!

I really enjoyed attending my first Passion Series event. Thank you so much Belle De Jour Power planner for making me a part of your event. It was really fun!

Ciao Bellas! :)


  1. Hi Andee! Thanks for sharing this :) It was one of the best Passion Series I've been to so far. I haven't met you personally at the event but I'm looking forward to it the next time. See you!

    The Pink Margarita