Promod and Parfois now in Abreeza Davao

May 12 was a great day for fashion enthusiasts around Davao as two European brands, Parfois and also Promod, opened in the city's newest shopping hub, Abreeza, which also had its soft opening on the same day.

What you'll find in Parfois are mainly bags, shoes, watches and other accessories. I spotted a bunch of eye-catching items but it's their watches that I especially love! Here are a few shots I took in the shop.




Promod has tops, jackets, pants, and shoes that are not only stylish but also extremely comfortable to wear. Also a part of their collection are bags and accessories that anyone would love. Whether you're going for smart casual, or are looking to jazz up your usual jeans ensemble, you'll find what you want here.




As part of their opening activities, Promod and Parfois invited bloggers to take part in their "Bloggers Style for a Day" led by their Marketing Services Manager, Ms. Joanna Estrada. Me, Tessa, Ria, Brendel, and winners during this event Karla and Melody, were grouped into two and got into styling each other for around an hour and a half using clothes and accessories from both shops. It was a fun! We were all honored and delighted to share in the excitement of their launch.

Here we were in our final getup for the event

Make-up Basics with Mae Ann Cortez

A couple of weeks back, me and a couple of fellow lady bloggers got the chance to be invited for a Basic Make-up Workshop with one of Davao's finest make-up artists, Mae Ann Cortez. She got her diploma for makeup artistry from no less than Los Angeles' Cinema MakeUp School and has been working professionally for numerous projects both within the city and outside of it. She was also a part two events from California, the LA Rocks Fashion week and Supastar Clothing Fashion Week last year.

the guru's enormous make up set

Being self taught in cosmetics, it's a great pleasure for me to be guided by an expert like her. There will always be something new to learn where applying make-up is concerned. It was especially helpful that the workshop focused on getting that daily make-up look. I like the fact that the speaker believes in using cosmetics as a tool for enhancing, as opposed to changing our appearance.

bloggers during the workshop

Couple of points that stuck in my head from the workshop...
  • Get a good canvass ready. This basically means to cleanse, tone, moisturize the face properly before applying make-up. For some, part of getting the face prepped up also includes medicating. And, if you're to be out in the sun, protect with sunscreen. Remember though, that if you are to be photographed, the area that has been applied with sunscreen would appear lighter than the rest. The higher the SPF, the lighter the skin will be. So if you would do makeup for photoshoots done outdoors, always consider this. 
  • Identify skin conditions first selecting makeup. It is important to know whether your skin is dry or oily before choosing the type of cosmetics you would use. Those with dry skin may opt for liquid foundation while those having the oily type could use compact foundation.
  • When doing contours and highlights, identify the face shape first.
  • Be sure to test cosmetics on your skin first before purchasing them.
  • Clean makeup tools(brushes, sponges, etc) regularly to prevent bacteria from developing in there and getting into your face.

bloggers pose after the workshop

me and Ms. Cortez


These and other things were what I learned from the worhsop. It was indeed a night of ..hmmm..beautiful knowledge(if you will). Thanks to Ms. Cortez for sharing her expertise and to Olan and Leah for organizing the event.

More on the makeup expert and this event in the May 14 Lifestyle section of Mindanao Times.

Secrets of the Make-up Wand, Times' May 14 Lifestyle Sec.

Ms. Cortez will be conducting a 2-day make-up workshop this coming June! There are limited slots so hurry and contact her if you wish to be a part of it. See item below for more details.

 

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