Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dove Beauty Event

Gosh, I feel like I've been out of the loop forever. It's been a while since I saw my good friend Rowena and the Bridges people, especially Franco. I missed Michelle's birthday last month! T.T I missed you guys!!!

So when Rowena texted me about Dove and that the event is being arranged by Bridges, I immediately said yes. I was sad not to have seen Michelle, but at least Rowena and a lot of the familiar beauty bloggers are there, especially Jennie, Shen, Nikki, Mother Noemi and Sophie. Note to self: Arrange a schedule with Michelle X2 (Lim and MrsM) and Rowena. Now na.

Anyhoo...

The event was held at the Ascott Japan room and it started with Gem's brief lecture about moisture. Apparently, not a lot of people are aware that despite the humidity in our country, we need moisture.


A more scientific discussion ensued when Dr. Tiongson stepped in. She explained the differences in skin types and moisture levels. We later took a skin quiz and it said that I am 19 years old. CHOS! (I could actually add one more factor to this quiz: SLEEP. Which I have been deprived of for two months now. So I actually feel like I'm about 10 years older now, since I never feel refreshed when waking up anymore.)

Incidentally, one other reason why I said yes to this event is that Dove is one of the very few drugstore brands I actually believe in. I am a very lazy person and I loathe applying lotion on my skin (sometimes I even skip the sunblock). With Dove, I can actually feel that I'm getting moisture, even if it's not as thorough as actually applying body lotion.

COMMERCIAL BREAK: FOOD!

Couldn't resist taking photos of these yummies. I picked this photo instead of a more focused one because I neglected to take a snapshot of the pizzas we enjoyed for appetizers. You can see one of them at the back of the pasta. There were more than three types served! In fact, before this pasta came in, I was already almost full.

And these babies were part of the dessert. Of course, I enjoyed the fruit platter and I normally don't enjoy eating chocolates (I like drinking them), but these had caramel in the middle. Caramel with chocolate is something I cannot resist. So yeah, this pastry is as good as it looks.

Ok, back to the program...Hehe.

During dinner, the good doctor sat with us so that we can have our individual consultations. Here's Jennie, asking about her skin. I'm guessing she was talking about the corners of her eyes. Haha.


Me taking the skin test. (Gosh, I really look like I've aged 10 years. I also look like I've lost a lot of pounds. *Sigh* How I wish the last part were actually true.) My moisture level was originally at 31% and then after soaping with Dove, it went up to around 40-41%.

After the tests, we were treated to a "No make-up make-up look" lecture, given by none other than Ms. Xeng Zulueta. (She actually looks a lot younger now than when I last saw her around three to four years ago, when I attended her lecture at the Shu Uemura counter in Rustan's Makati.)

She has a lot of useful advice for people like me, who prefer products that can do a lot of things (3-in-1 etc.) instead of putting on too many on your skin. It's actually because I'm really lazy and I actually hate the hassle of putting on make-up...but how else would you hide a haggard face, ne?

Wow, a lot of beauty bloggers flocking towards Ms. Zulueta. She's a veritable idol. Really. She's nice, sweet, intelligent and really witty. Who wouldn't want to be around her?

The Dove products I took home. Sorry, am not giving these away. They're all mine. Hahahaha!



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20 comments :

  1. Ako daw 20 yr old skin! Wahahaha! Sayang di tayo magka-table kasi late ako pero ka-table ko si Xeng kaloka! Love Xeng... idol! <3

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  2. aww it was great seeing you again after last year!!!! :D

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  3. Oo nga eh. At least ka-table mo si momblogger, maraming kwento yun malamang. Haha!

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  4. Grabe, last year na ba tayo huling nagkita? Antagal na non, parang di ka tumatanda. Haha! Beauty pa rin! :D

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  5. Yup, it was! I wish I could hold an event like that for my readers as well. Hahahahaha!

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  6. wow, i wish too! i like! hihihi....

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  7. Bea!!! It was lovely seeing you! I can't remember anymore too what I was asking the derma about. hehe. I sure look like I was making face and doc was totally buying it. lol! :) 

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  8. shucks! I was not able to go kasi ang dami ko ng backlogs  kaya I limit myself sa mga events. Now almost maubos ko na pwede na ulit haha

    xoxo
    MrsM

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  9. Heyyyy mag dinner naman tayo with Ro and Michelle! Di ako nakakapunta yung sa mga dating gatherings.  :(

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  10. Haha! Ang galing nga eh. Sa dami ng photos ninyo, feeling ko eto ang pinaka-effective, that's why I chose it. :D

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  11. Me naman wala nang social life, eh limited na rin ang events na puwede puntahan. So when I find an event that matches my lifestyle, go na! Tama si Alex, mag-dinner naman tayo minsan.

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  12. Honga. Gosh, I was trying to read yung post ni Pau dun sa blog mo. Naubusan ng time. -_-.

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  13. so does that mean that i can use this soap as facial wash without putting on facial moisturizer for the entire day?

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  14. You actually can, just don't skip the sunblock.
    But if your skin is super dry, you still need to moisturize.

    Rowena's husband's favorite moisturizer is that Clinique Super Defense with 25 SPF.

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  15. i love dove products :) when i have a sunburn, i actually use dove :P 

    and i love the commercial break, ang sarap ng dessert! 

    in fairness ah, skin of a 19 year old! naaaks!

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  16. Parang di nga ako naniniwala sa 19 year old eh...unless hindi rin natutulog yung 19 year old na yun. LOL!

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