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!
If you dye and style your hair as often as I do, you’ll totally need a moisturizing hair treatment. I try to have treatments for dry hair at least once a month so I can restore my hair quality back to its healthy, shiny state. I can feel the difference if I don’t get to do this because it becomes a lot more difficult to comb and style my hair.
Freshly shampooed hair! I had a conversation with the Status Salon Tomas Morato people about haircare in different countries. Because we live in a humid, tropical country, it’s totally understandable for us Filipinos to wash our hair everyday, unlike those in other countries who only wash their hair every other day (or even only once/twice a week - yikes!). Just don’t overdo it by shampooing a million times and using insane amounts of shampoo every single time. I learned that it’s better to dilute your shampoo with water so you just get the right amount! Too much would remove the moisture in your hair completely.
It’s these little things that make such a huge difference!
Treatment time! The one for dry hair has aloe vera extract in it for “healing” purposes.
Free scalp massage too - yay!
They wrapped my hair and let the treatment set for 20 minutes before washing it off.
Voila! Healthy hair! I resisted the urge to cut and dye my hair this month because I feel like my hair needs to rest.
Based on my own personal experience, I don’t recommend drastically changing hair color every month (unless you’re going to do your roots only). However, if you really have to, drop by Status Salon and get a moisturizing treatment as often as you can!
My usual stylist Jimmy wasn’t available the day I visited so here’s Mr. Orlan helping me out with some fresh clip-on extensions to match my dark hair color!
The extensions they offer at Status Salon are 100% human hair so you can style them with heat and hair products as you would your real hair.
Long, dark hair is in! Thanks to Status Salon for taking care of me, as usual!
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
Always gotta be prepared for a little chilly drizzle! It’s still generally too warm to wear knits and heavy fabric, so layering is key with this kind of transition weather we’ve been having lately. I’ve always been an ame-onna (雨女, or rain woman) though - I greatly increase the chances of rain when I go out, so I always never leave the house without some form of outerwear. I get cold easily!
Here I wore a jacket from Just G’s latest “Tribe Squad Remix” collection, and it’s an amazing cross between a sweatshirt and a denim jacket! What I like most about this particular one is that it doesn’t come with a hoodie, which is common among sweatshirt-sleeved jackets. I think it looks a little more dressy this way! Don’t you think so too?
I can’t wait to pair it with my cutesy skirts!
The much awaited Just G Warehouse Sale will be on June 27 - August 16, 2014 at Warehouse 23, Armal Compound 2, M. Eusebio Ave., San Miguel, Pasig City. Mondays to Saturdays, except Holidays and Sundays, 8:00am to 4:00pm. They’ll only accept cash, btw! Make sure you bring enough!
Have fun shopping!
Just G boutique stores can be found in SM Megamall, Market Market, Sta. Lucia, SM Southmall, Eastwood City, SM North Edsa, SM Manila and SM Cebu. Just G and Gingersnaps share spaces at Shangri-la, Rockwell, Robinsons Metroeast, SM Baguio and SM Pampanga. They also have department store corners at SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, Landmark Trinoma, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Festival Mall, SM North Edsa, SM Cubao, SM Pampanga, SM Southmall and Robinsons Ermita.
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Summer sandals need not be boring or height-compromising! While I was thisclose to getting yet another pair of oxfords during my recent visit to Le Bunny Bleu, this bright green pair called out to me way too much that I had to get it ASAP. I have a shortage of green-colored footwear, let alone bright neon open-toe sandals that have a bit of heel on them, so this was just what my shoe collection needed. Wouldn’t hurt to go out of my comfort zone once in a while!
Speaking of comfort zones, I’m sure all of you can relate to me when I say that my life has become so digital - it’s starting to get disconcerting! Instead of manually taking down notes, it’s faster and easier to just take pictures. When I was younger (way before I got into photography), I was one of those kids in school who was always tasked with decorating the blackboard, etc. It seems like I unlearned everything as I grew older and shifted interests! Didn’t think it was even possible. However, I still have a small glimmer of hope that I can revive that non-computer-dependent side of myself that has been on hiatus these past few years.
Good thing Le Bunny Bleu is holding a basic lettering workshop this Saturday!
This is only the first of Le Bunny Bleu’s series of our Crafts Workshops. Super exciting, right? Since Le Bunny Bleu is a romantic vintage brand with old Euro world charm combined with New York modernism, they will be holding workshops (for free!) for their dear customers to celebrate this aesthetic. Their first Lettering 101 workshop will be perfect for beginners who want to know how to do simple lettering and calligraphy. Entrance is absolutely free as well, so there’s absolutely no excuse not to go!
It’s going to be at Le Bunny Bleu’s Shangri-la store on June 28 (Saturday) 10:30am – 12:00pm. The workshop will be conducted by the great Abbey Sy! I might go (probably with Crissey if she’s free) so we’ll see you there, yes?
Participants simply need to wear their own Le Bunny Bleu shoes on the day of the workshop and reserve slots ahead of time at any Le Bunny Bleu store. Slots are limited so please inform them as soon as you can. Once you reserve a slot. they will brief you about what to bring. What’s more fun is that they will also be giving away special gifts to the participants!
Le Bunny Bleu Philippines can be found at 5th Floor Shangri-la Plaza 654-2599 and 2nd Floor Glorietta 5 955-7225. You can also RSVP via email@example.com