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Unboxing: November BDJ Box

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Unboxing: BDJ Box{ November BDJ Box: Blushing Beauty }

November is a month filled with excitement as I am a birthday celebrant and a November bride!

I have been eying on beauty subscription boxes for months now but I am not easy to give in. But since November 2013 is a whole lotta special, I finally gave in and chose to subscribe to BDJ Box. This month’s theme is Blushing Beauty; very befitting as I want to be both a “blushing bride” on our wedding and a “blushing beauty” everyday!

946981_368308869981538_1425966179_nBefore this well-loved month ends, let me share to you my unboxing of November BDJ Box.

Unboxing: BDJ BoxWhat’s inside THE box? Here are the products:

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Hair Introspect

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Being hair conscious has never been my style. Although I’ve tried hair rebonding twice a couple of years ago, I’ve always sported long, black, naturally curly hair since time immemorial.

Putting my hair on a bun on a regular day is such a habit I’ve never tried to sway away from.

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Hair Bun

There are very few times though that I would have the powers to let my hair down.

Wear my hair down

But after months of being bored with my hair, I’ve decided to hit a friend’s salon to have a hair makeover!

Introspect Hair Salon and Make-up Studio
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Introspect Hair Salon and Make-up Studio

Introspect Hair Salon and Make-up Studio offers special hair technology procedures, cut & style, color technology and hair & scalp treatments. And they not only have treatments for your crowning glory – they also have services like make-up, depilation, massage, hand, foot & nail care services. A one-stop salon for your beauty needs! And they are on soft opening so expect lower discounted introductory rates for some of their services.

Introspect Hair Salon and Make-up Studio
Introspect Hair Salon and Make-up Studio

I was interested to have digital perm but since I’m naturally curly, senior stylist – Rian,  advised me to have a hair cut.

Hair cut, hair color and a hair spa plus eyebrow threading and deluxe manicure on the side are the services I’ve ended up having. *laughs* Instant “me” time salon date!

The salon uses Davines hair color and I chose light natural warm brown, although it might not be too obvious in the photo below.

Voilà! My hair after my makeover! *smiles*

Inside Geleia

Introspect Hair Salon and Make-up Studio
118 Matatag Street corner Masigla Street Brgy. Central
Quezon City, Philippines
Salon Hours: Mon-Sun 9AM-8PM
Phone: (02) 709 3188

[BTS] Make-up + Engagement Styling: Rein & Peter Pre-nup Photo Shoot

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January 27, 2013 Sunday

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I got thrilled when a friend of my B from work, Dewn – who is also a photographer, mentioned that he has a client who is looking for a makeup-artist. Another one of their friends, Ginel, was the one who contacted me on behalf of Rein, the bride-to-be. They originally wanted to shoot their pre-nup or engagement at Club Balai Isabel in Batangas but since I’ve stumbled upon a good venue rental for photo shoot from Jardin de Miramar in Antipolo, I’ve suggested that location since it’s also near Manila and they gladly took the suggestion.

Aside from booking me to do Rein’s flawless make-up, they also asked me if I can help them in styling the couple during their engagement shoot. Since they are referred by friends, I gladly took that extra task with no additional cost. *wink*

The bride-to-be agreed with the photographer to have a vintage feel of the concept. And since I’m one of the biggest fans of that theme, I told Rein to bring what’s needed to achieve the look and feel we want. Of course I would not forget to bring my own stash of accessories and props to put into good use.

While I was doing her make-up, I found out that this couple were already civilly married with one kid but the groom-to-be, Peter, still wants to keep his promise to Rein that they will get married in church. That’s the sweetest thing I’ve heard that day. It’s just too inspiring.

After Project Prettify and Glam-up, we went on location at UP Diliman Campus grounds to shoot the first two layouts.

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Lunch was at Crazy Katsu in Maginhawa St. and it’s filling and delicious. Good enough to recharge our powers before the second half of the shoot at Antipolo.

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That’s a wrap! Crazy group shots of the people behind-the-scenes of this engagement photo shoot. This one tops my list!

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What a good way to wrap up a long day than with a milk tea in hand. *smiles*

I am as excited as ever to see the official photos once released by Dewn. I can’t wait!

To see more of the BTS (behind-the-scenes) of this lovely pre-nup photo shoot, please view in my Flickr.

Real bride-to-be? *wink*

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I had to do another bridal makeup, this time with an eye makeup trick to achieve a subtle cat’s eye look! I asked my friend, Connie, to do a free trial makeup with me. She looks even more beautiful, don’t you think?

Subtle Cat’s Eye Bridal MakeUp Look

Model: Connie Gimeno

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Before Pic: Connie Gimeno

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After Pic: Connie Gimeno

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 I would love to hear from you! For bridal inquiries, please include the date, time, and location of your wedding and shoot me an email at jaycelleplayda@gmail.com. Thank you!

Modern Bride

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Modern Bridal MakeUp

Model: Racquel Almazan

This is my second time to have Rocky as my model. And each time I am pleased that I’m able to make her look like a real bride or a real beauty at least, without making her look like a gay man. *laughs*

This bridal look is pretty much the same with traditional or classic bridal look that is fresh and timeless but this is considered modern because of a little flicking of the eyeliner to open up the eyes.

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Before Pic: Racquel Almazan

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After Pic: Racquel Almazan

After (Closed eyes)
After Pic: Racquel Almazan

I would love to hear from you! For bridal inquiries, please include the date, time, and location of your wedding and shoot me an email at jaycelleplayda@gmail.com. Thank you!