In its continued commitment to encourage women to reach their productivity goals, Viviamo! Inc., makers of the Belle de Jour Power Planner and Navi: Your Life Navigator Journal, recently concluded its first BDJ Rendezvous for the year entitled ‘Women in Action’’.
BDJ Rendezvous is the community’s on-ground effort to connect and inspire Bellas through a series of inspiring talks and sessions. For this year, Women in Action aimed to help women to be productive, purposeful and active during summer and beyond.
Hosted by vlogger and professional makeup artist Genzel Habab, the event brought together women from different ages in an afternoon of fun and learning at the 2nd level of The Podium. Guests were treated to four engaging talks from distinct individuals who shared their knowledge and expertise about health, wellness, and creative hobbies that they can pursue.
Calligrapher Nicole Sanchez shared her humble beginnings, inspirations, and taught the basics of Calligraphy. Bellas were provided with starter brush pens and worksheets where they tried their hand in calligraphy. Patricia Mirasol, on the other hand, stressed the importance of changing one’s mindset to achieve his/her health and fitness goals.
Business and fitness enthusiast Carla Piscoso related how she once battled with insecurities and low self-esteem back then. She then encouraged Bellas that in order to feel confident about how they look and feel, they should first start with themselves. “It all starts with you,”shared Patricia Mirasol. “The first person that can help you feel and look good is yourself. When you look in the mirror, don’t pinpoint your flaws. Look at yourself and say I am beautiful.”
Lastly, photographer and makeup artist Gorvachev Bernardo discussed about his tips and techniques about basic photography, photo editing and ways to achieve visually appealing photos using a smartphone. Bellas learned that in order to achieve feed goals, they should not overly edit their photos and refrain from zooming in to retain the photos’ quality.
Apart from the series of talks, bellas also enjoyed games that challenged their creativity, collaboration and communication. They were also given a great deal of prizes from both the raffles and games.
BDJ Rendezvous was made possible by its generous sponsors, such as Biore, Browhaus, Cinnabon, Elle, Goldilocks, KitchenAid, MegRhythm, Mystery Manila, Strip Manila, Serenitea, Style Genie and Zenutrients.
Brand partners included Ace Water Spa, Californila, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, Celeteque, Chef Tony, Coleman, Cupcakes by Sonja, Delicious Diet, Don Henricos, Fitness Gourmet, Flawless, Frankie’s, Happy Skin, Le Garb, Lipault, McDonald’s, Nono’s, Oster, Parisian, Potato Corners, RedBox, Revlon, Scribe, Subic Grand Seas, Wacoal and Wingstop. Inquirer Pop, Woman.ph and Wheninmanila.com also served as the event’s media partners.
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