Now officially part of the Pond’s family! I’ve been using Pond’s products for as long as I can remember, and I often consider the brand as my first ever introduction to skincare and beauty.
Last July 10th, Pond’s Philippines held a “Beautiful Story” gala at The Peninsula Manila Hotel in Makati to launch the newest Pond’s endorser, as well as to show snippets of the Pond’s girls’ transformation stories.
It was such an honor to stand on the same stage as the 16 other Pond’s ambassadors, especially since I used to just admire them from afar! I never imagined that I could be part of this roster in my lifetime. Thanks to Pond’s for emphasizing that there is a place for different kinds of beauty in this world.
One of the things I love about Pond’s is that it’s out there to prove that beauty is attainable, and that real beauty also includes inner beauty. They never make it seem like it’s intimidating, like there is only one mold for someone to be considered beautiful. Even a quiet, geeky girl like me can find a place to belong!
Of course, I couldn’t let this special event pass without taking any photos!
With my loves Angie and Ogie! I’ve worked with them before as a photographer, so it was really fun and interesting to be the one sitting on the make-up chair this time.
Soft smokey eyes was the peg for the night! I wish I could do this kind of make-up on myself. Like, how awesome were these eyebrows?
Ogie’s masterpiece! They decided to put my hair up since I always have it down for my OOTDs.
Rhoy worked on pretty Patricia’s hair!
Time for touch-ups with Kryz!
This is what dreams are made of. The decors reminded me so much of Elsa’s castle in Frozen.
We look like characters from Guardians of the Galaxy! Here I am with my good friend, Ms. Beauty and Sparkle, Nicole.
Thanks to Reese Rubin for styling us for the event! Had a few outfit changes before this, but the high neck + simplicity in this one pretty much hit the mark for me.
One of the rare moments I wore backless to an event. Or to anywhere.
Preview and Candy represent!
Dinner time. The menu was all sorts of perfect!
I had some fancy sea bass.
Le boyfriend had some foie gras steak.
Pond’s blogger ambassadors! All white with Patricia, Kryz, Nicole and Laureen.
After dinner, they started showing our photos on the revolving stage. ”I used to be just behind the scenes, but now I found the confidence to stand in front of the camera.”
To those who have followed me since the beginning of time (i.e. deviantART or even Livejournal days 10 years ago), I’ve really come a long way, huh? I used to always cover my face and never talk in public because I was shy and afraid of so many things. Once, I was so set on never showing my face, and just settling for behind the scenes forever.
I’m still the same awkward girl, but I’m no longer scared. :)
With Patricia Prieto, Heart Evangelista and Laureen Uy for Pond’s Flawless White.
Agoo Bengzon, Chesca Garcia-Kramer, Kelly Misa-Fernandez, and Rissa Mananquil-Trillo for Pond’s Age Miracle.
Tweetie De leon-Gonzales, Charlene Gonzales-Muhlach, Apples Aberin, and Hindy Weber-Tantoco for Pond’s Age Miracle.
Thank you remarks by Apples Aberin. To her left (our right) is the newest endorser of Pond’s, Toni Gonzaga. I’m really happy that she was chosen as the new face of Pond’s because her beauty is really off the charts! Backstage, she also seemed so sweet and friendly, and I think I spent a good few seconds just admiring how perfect her skin was!
Toni shared the beautiful story behind that beautiful face we often see on our television sets. It was all too familiar. It was a story that all girls can definitely relate to. Toni used to go to auditions and feel discouraged whenever she was surrounded by beautiful women. But her drive and talent persevered, making her beauty shine like no other.
With Mr. Rohit Jawa, Chairman and CEO of Unilever Philippines.
With all the Pond’s girls! From top left: Charlene Gonzalez, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, Apples Aberin, Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez, Agoo Bengson, Patricia Prieto, Tricia Gosingtian, Toni Gonzaga, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Nicole Andersson, Kryz Uy, Kelly Misa-Fernandez, Laureen Uy, Heart Evangelista, Julia Barretto, Cheska Garcia-Kramer, Hindy Weber-Tantoco.
Thank you for calling us “The Philippines’ Most Beautiful Faces” <3 We all share the same dream to inspire Filipinas that they too can be more beautiful than they ever imagined.
Stay tuned for our personal transformation videos soon. Discover the #BeautifulStory behind every beautiful face, and you might just discover yours.
As a pioneer of the latest beauty trends, the SM Store Beauty Section dedicated a glamorous weekend of free makeovers, nail art, and hair coloring to fans of make-up and all things beauty-related.
It was an honor to be part of the first ever Doll Glam event last July 26 at SM North EDSA The Block! I’ve always been an advocate of the Japanese-inspired dolly look, and it’s great that the SM Beauty Section found a way to bring in new brands that push for this particular make-up aesthetic. It’s about time!
Alodia/Edjie came as a sparkly kitty princess from heaven, while my OOTD ended up as a cutesy version of Catherine Zeta-Jones/Elena from Zorro, lol. Top from titty&Co, skirt from Romwe, wedges from RANDA, and earrings and choker from EMODA. Inspired by Shibuya 109 shop staff and Japanese magazine bloggers, I wanted my outfit to look dolly yet still wearable!
(Hair color swap!)
Meanwhile, backstage, Edjie and I camwhored like we always used to back in college! We often miss each other in Tokyo (i.e. she would arrive on my date of departure, and I would arrive on her date of departure), but thanks to this event, we finally got our schedules to match. Good times!
Sparkly pink nails are a must for dolls! (Mine is the hand with the ring)
We also had the chance to talk to the winners of the VIP contest, which was a very heartwarming experience. I’m always so grateful for my followers, and I can’t thank them enough when I meet them face-to-face. Some of them even brought their own copies of the #TriciaGosingtianStyleBook to be signed too! I haven’t promoted my book in ages, so I’m glad people still carry it around with them, huhu. /cry
Photographer Jio had his camera pimped out with Hello Kitty stickers! Too kawaii not to include in this post.
The event started with models styled in the 4 key Doll Glam looks. Doll Glam can be cute, pretty, hippie and sexy, so there’s sure to be a place for each and every girl! I loved how the stylist combined some of the key looks to match the models’ personalities.
Edjie and I dressed up according to the key looks too! She went as cute/sexy (she is pretty much the perfect manifestation of this combination), while I went as pretty/hippie. I tried my best to look as girly and dolly as possible!
If the ^_^ smiley came to life…
(Thanks to my boyfriend for taking this photo. If someone were to take this kind of photo of me, it would be him.)
We did a short demonstration on how to achieve that Doll Glam look, and it turned me into a puddle of anxiety! I was so nervous because of the time limit! Thankfully, I think I did an okay job!
(Photo by Jionor Verona)
I focused on the eyes by applying a brown shimmer eyeshadow to the eyelids, winging the brown pencil eyeliner out, using a light brown eyebrow mascara on the eyebrows, not forgetting to put mascara on the lower lashes, and finally applying natural-looking falsies to create the illusion of doll eyes.
With my doll of the day - Ruth! You might recognize her beautiful face in all of SM’s department stores.
Love the accidental matchy matchy off-shoulder top x big skirt combo too. We’re definitely made for each other, bb Ruth!
10 lucky winners were chosen during the event to receive special gift packs (which included brands like Dolly Wink, BYS, NYX, Pixy, Heroine Make, Kate, Maybelline Color Show, Cutex, Palty, Beautylabo and Lucido L, among others), as well as a chance to walk down the stage to show their outfits. Everyone looked absolutely adorable! You can tell that most of them are rabid fans of Japanese culture.
Mad props to them for the confidence that they exuded while walking the runway. Sometimes I wish I were a little less like a statue in public events! You’d think that after all these years, I’d get used to it. But I could never, haha.
Some of the brands and products that the 10 lucky girls were able to receive!
Harajuku girls. They definitely did justice to Japanese street style!
Edjie and I with our dollies/models after the demo. This event just proved that it is totally possible to achieve the Doll Glam look in a short span of time if you have the right products. Thanks to SM Store Beauty Section for helping us out!
Much thanks to the recent birthday girl Nicole Andersson for doing such a great job at hosting too, as usual.
Whee! Full house!
(Photo by Jionor Verona)
With some of the winners of the VIP contest on Twitter. Wish we had more time to chat and take pictures!
(Photo by Kawaii Philippines)
Thanks to SM Beauty Section for the flowers! I got the one with the blue gingham wrap while Edjie got the pink one! I wonder if this was just random or if the organizers knew that blue is my favorite color.
(Photo by Kawaii Philippines)
Photo time! Some people traveled hours just to attend the event, so I stayed behind after the program to thank people, sign books, and take lots of selfies!
Here are only some of the pictures from that day! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #SMBeautyDollGlam if you’ve yet to post your photos from the event!
Finishing this post off with my Doll Glam selfie taken before the event and before all the sweat!
Thanks to Events 100 and SM Store Beauty Section for this opportunity! Hoping for more Japanese beauty/fashion-related events in Manila!
Get ready for the SM Store Beauty Section’s Doll Glam Challenge! The SM Store Beauty Section is my go-to place whenever I need products to help me achieve that perfect “doll glam” look.
On July 25 to 27, 2014, they will give a Doll Glam Makeover from select makeup, hair and nail brands!
On July 26, Saturday, 4:00PM, there will be a Doll Glam Challenge where more surprises await you! Two (2) lucky girls will be chosen to receive a live makeover from me and Alodia. You have to dress up as well! Come in your best Doll Glam outfit (you can use the lookbook above as reference) as we will choose 10 girls who will win a special Doll Glam gift pack from the SM Store Beauty Section and the participating brands: Dolly Wink, BYS, NYX, Pixy, Heroine Make, Kate, Maybelline Color Show, Cutex, Palty, Beautylabo and Lucido-L. You can also get the chance to be in our VIP area to witness the Doll Glam Challenge!
But wait, there’s definitely more in store for you! One lucky follower will also be given the chance to be in our VIP area. All you have to do is copy the URL of this blog entry (http://tmblr.co/ZRg5Xy1MAiAND) and follow the mechanics below:
Tweet me the URL at @tgosingtian with our official event hashtag: #smbeautydollglam. Remember to make your Twitter accounts public so I will get the notifications when you post your tweets. SM Beauty will choose the winner and I will post the announcement on Twitter on July 25, Friday, 12nn. Easy right? Post away!
This weekend is definitely the perfect time to get your Doll Glam on! Hope to see you at SM North Edsa on Saturday!
In the meantime, here are some outfit inspirations featuring some of my old Lookbook photos!
CUTE OOTD key point: lace and floral prints
HIPPIE OOTD key point: flower crowns, tribal prints, and summer sunnies
PRETTY OOTD key point: classic cuts and dainty skirts
SEXY OOTD key point: off shoulder, crop tops, short shorts
Last May 15, 2014, seasoned and aspiring models got the chance to show that they had what it took to be a part of TRESemme’s 2014 Runway Show.
I swear by TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner! Who wouldn’t try out the one and only brand used and trusted by professionals?
Unfortunately, I was in the US during the actual/main show, but I’m glad I was still able to attend the biggest casting call in the country as their official event correspondent.
I’m no professional host, but I tried my best to get the inside scoop on what it was like to get tressed-up with the latest hair trends to hit the runway. Here at TRESemme’s pop-up salon, I asked Victor Ortega different questions, including what TRESemme hair products we should use to achieve that salon-smooth effect!
With Lourd Ramos outside the TRESemme Style Bus! Inside was a pimped out functioning salon! Who would’ve guessed?
Me, Lourd Ramos and Jing Monis with TRESemme Brand Manager Ann Esteves.
My bb Samantha Gomez!
The show was hosted by Raymond Gutierrez and Kelly Misa. Really loved Kelly’s outfit! I finally got to meet her in person and I was so starstruck! I pretty much grew up seeing her in all my local teen magazines!
The judges - TRESetter, stylist and author Liz Uy, sought-after fashion show director Robby Carmona, and supermodel, PR maven (and one of my ultimate life pegs) Apples Aberin. They were on the lookout for those with looks that can adjust to various fashion styles, as well as those who can emulate high street glam and couture styles for the main fashion show.
Over 700 hopefuls tried out for this event, but only 200 were chosen! Here were some of my personal faves. Not sure if they were all able to make it to the final show, but I seriously caught a bad case of hair envy when I saw these models walk the runway!
With all the TRESemme ambassadors on stage. L-R: Raymond Gutierrez, Kelly Misa, Liz Uy, Lourd Ramos, Victor Ortega, me, Jing Monis
Overall, it was a fun event that only made me want to stop cutting my hair shorter! One day, I’ll really get my super long hair back! In the meantime, I’ll take care of what I already have with my favorite TRESemme hair products.
When I first found out that Samsonite RED was coming to Manila, I couldn’t contain my excitement! These past few months, I’ve seen been seeing news articles and videos of Kim Soo Hyun and Angelababy endorsing this brand. I think Song Joong Ki and Ha Yeon Soo also modeled for them before. Thank you Samsonite for putting all these beautiful people together! When fandoms collide!
The launch event at Century City Mall was also very timely because I just finished watching You Who Came From The Stars. (I wonder if there’s any recent K-drama of the same caliber?) In the drama, Kim Soo Hyun was always sporting backpacks to school. I wish I already had #MyFirstRed when I was in college!
With my very own Samsonite “Liebe” bag (small orange). I love it so much - I’ve been using it as my main work bag because it can fit my laptop and small cameras! It is definitely the perfect school bag.
By the entrance was an exhibit of Samsonite RED’s current collection. These ones are for the boys.
Something I can imagine my dad, brothers or boyfriend can use when they’re traveling.
These SR Park Summer bags are perfect for all the girls out there who prefer toting pastel colors!
Peachy keen! Just the right pop of color to spice up a simple outfit.
WeeWillDoodle was there to entertain the crowd by creating an animated mural featuring the newest collection of Samsonite RED.
With fellow bloggers Laureen, David, Patricia, and model Hideo (who now has a blog of his own!) just before the event started.
Missed these girls!
MYX VJ and host, Chino Lui Pio invited everyone to the #MyFirstJump trampoline photo booth. I wanted to have my photo taken too but I was wearing a skirt. :(
The launch included a spring/summer 2014 fashion presentation featuring the Unisex, Men’s and Women’s lines of Samsonite RED.
The way it was styled was adorable! We were able to easily see how the bags can blend in with everyday life. The models also did a good job with some of the skits that they did.
This red one! <3
The Oben line is a young, casual unisex backpack line specifically designed for urban go-getters. It comes equipped with a rain cover to adapt to our erratic weather. Colors come in light grey, red, and navy.
The energetic vibe of the Liebe line celebrates dynamic individuals seeking a carry-all. Colors come in orange, navy, grey, and emerald green.
The Bona line features modern and stylish cuts that answer to a woman’s daily needs. The backpack comes in ivory and dark grey, the everyday tote in dark grey and pink, and the cute mini cross in emerald and pink.
We all had to walk the runway too, so here’s a photo of my #foreverawkward self when it was my turn! Thanks Ryan!
Samsonite RED is available at all Samsonite and Samsonite Black Label Stores nationwide and in all leading SM, Landmark, Robinsons and Rustan’s Department Stores.