When Can We Say That #ChangeIsBeautiful

POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful
Hello Gorgeous Readers!

How’s your week? Hope yours are wonderful and you enjoy every single moments of it.

Because if you’ll asked mine – YES it went very well. I’ve been busy since last month with various engagements left-and-right which leads to some little delays of my blog posts. Ohh dear!

It was a fruitful weeks and everyday am thankful for all the challenge that I’ve experienced, and I felt blessed too for all the new learnings I’ve acquired.

I remember those days when I haven’t doing this blog – I was a girl so comfortable with my own life, and afraid to try something new – a lady who was afraid to have a change. I was comfortable and felt satisfied for what I have then.

And as my mentors have always says: “The only permanent in this world is Change.” You have to embrace it.

And when that time comes that, a huge change is what I need to move forward – I’ve embraced that change just like I’ve embraced by first teddy bear, holding it so tight – praying and also wishing that the nature will guide me wherever this change will lead me to.

From a provincial girl, and now happily living the urban life, and exploring all the possibilities in life I’d say I am happy embracing that change.

If I didn’t initiate that move, maybe or possibly – I wasn’t invited to the recent launch party of POND’s Institute skincare – one of my favourite skincare line in the market that I’ve been using since I started to learn the true definition of vanity.


POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful

POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful
The newest POND’S Girls celebrities Sofia Andres, Kathryn Bernardo, Toni Gonzaga, and Joey Mead-King.


The white party was held at the newest BGC Arts Center, just a few walks away from my place and am telling you, the newly opened art center is truly promising. Aside from a quite spacious place to hold various occasions and an impressive audio and sound system, you’ll also adore the spacious outdoor sitting place with steps, which you can sit-down with your friends, ala-Gossip Girl setting.


POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful


I’ve decided not to wear white and just my Chanel-inspired dress, I’ve joined the ladies in celebration of this another change in the POND’s skincare line.

Frankly speaking, I’ve done research and readings for the possible change in the POND’s skincare line per se, however there is not much any modifications happen.

Well except to its much sleek and simpler packaging form its facial wash line, whitening skincare line, and its anti-aging skincare line. But the whole technology of the skincare per se, they are still the same which I felt truly relieve because their skincare technology is no doubt works for most of us Asians particularly us Filipino ladies and gentleman.

I was honestly felt a lil nervous that they will make an upgrade to the product per se and will leads to a flop.


POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful
Together with the other POND’s Girls for many years, I don’t know how many they are now


But what I’ve genuinely noticed is that POND’s have picked inspiring Filipina women that captures the most of our hearts. From entertainment celebrities to influencers, POND’s Institute have been successfully created that “Filipina’s beauty and bloom” embraced by most of us.


POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful


And of course, it’s truthfully hard to deny the fact how gorgeous these ladies are. And while am doing my part as your online influencer/lifestyle blogger, I couldn’t help but photograph these ladies with remarkable beauty.

And of course wishing that “Oh my, please Mother Nature let me aged gracefully just like them!”
Isn’t they are gorgeous?!

And of course since it’s a white party, I couldn’t help but noticed the White Fashion at BGC Arts Center that night.


POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful


I’ve been grown my sweet-lolita-style many years and because of change, my fashion taste also evolved for something bigger and more openness. Which is why I adore Rissa Trillo outfit having an interesting halter top, tied at the back and her bottoms with side cape! It’s like giving an illusion wearing a dress on a side view, and androgynous upfront.

Okay Rissa, your dress definitely inspired me to create my own version soon – DIYed!


POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful
POND’s Brand Ambassadors Nadine Lustre, Rissa Trillo and Toni Gonzaga


POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful
BTS of their live Facebook broadcasting for POND’S Institute. Gorgeous ladies needs help too :D


POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful


One of the belles that I truly admire, Love Marie Ongpauco-Escudero – a multitalented Filipina actress, celebrity, brand ambassador, model, writer, a famous painter, an entrepreneur, and one of Asia’s member of Hermes bag collectors – Love Marie is someone you should never missed. Her exquisite beauty is very alluring, an inspiration no doubt.


POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful


Very down-to-Earth lady, and an animal-lover – no wonder she is a darling for most. Well even from the media people.

I remember I’ve also visited her very first art exhibit in 2014 at Ayala Museum that marks her first solo exhibit a totally hit and sold out all her paintings! I will share it on my different post, so stay tune! :D


POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful


Media people are too busy interviewing the POND’s brand ambassador, and I think they are missing one of the most important part of the Philippine arts and culture. Her name is Ms. Ann Ong – a renowned Filipino jewelry designer that I’ve been following three seasons of Manila FAME. She started her at the very young age of eight years old, were she developed her fascination with crosses and handmade accessories. Now she have created a name and a brand of her name, who is also an advocate of Filipino craftsmanship, she is now one of the well-respected artist in the industry.


POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful


And no wonder I am all eyes on her when I saw her. I have to pinch myself!

Guests are almost going gaga with the brand ambassadors, while am here just have eyes on Ms. Ann Ong.


I couldn’t help but have that courage and ask her for a photo opp. She’s very down-to-Earth, very creative and talented woman, I felt so happy that night – and have all that smile in my face. She’s an inspiration for me.

Just look at her necklace? That’s one of her newest collection, and many more as she said this coming May 2017 at Manila FAME. So there will be more stories to come!


POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful
This gorgeous lady is also wearing an exquisite belt created also by Ms. Ann Ong.


POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful


Her smile is very astonishing – celebrity photographer Sara Black arrived wearing her simple sleeveless tank top paired with sheer white skirt and open-toe flats. Ah she’s also very graceful and talented – and even doesn’t mind that her tank top have a yellow stains on its left-back side.

That’s confidence and I love it!


POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful


It was so lovely to see these confident Filipinas gathered around and to celebrate that every change in their lives are truthfully beautiful. There might be times that it was grey, but still summing it up it is all brightly shining.

Watch my video clip here




POND's Institute White Party - #ChangeIsBeautiful


As an online influencer / lifestyle blogger, am so blessed and happy that finally I wasn’t afraid anymore. That am now moved forward and smiling – not afraid for any possibilities, and am feeling like Alice in Wonderland – a lady so curious and excited for anything, to check all the opened doors and windows that are opened for me.


And indeed #ChangeisBeautiful




xoxo, Blair


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  1. That looks like a beautiful event. Everyone looked so beautiful,

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    1. Yes they are! Thanks for visiting my blog :D

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  2. Wow all the white outfits are dazzling. I love how even with just one color, everyone was still able to show off their own styles. Change is scary sometimes, but sometimes you can't fight it, just embrace it and see where life takes you~

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    1. Yeah and without embracing the change, we can't move on and will forever be stocked in out sucking life.

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  3. Everyone looks so beautiful in their white!! Love you Chanel inspired dress! Pond's is a brand I've used and really enjoyed. Their skincare institute looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks dear!

      I enjoyed the party and am happy that I was invited :)

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  4. For starters - you are beautiful! Love your outfit. Second - I Love the Philippines. and third, I am so glad you have this new outlook. <3

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    1. Thank you Nicole!

      My dress is vintage :) Change will be forever be change and its our role to adapt on it :D

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  5. Aww I love this! You go, girl! I'm happy you're no longer afraid. :)
    It looks like you had a lovely time. Your photos are lovely, too. :)

    Christie's Take on Life. xx

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    1. Thank you Christie! Am now a new woman and much braver!

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  6. Lucky you! It looks like it was a super fun evening! You looked great in your dress and I loved to see what everyone else is wearing. I adore Ms. Ong's necklace! Can't wait to learn more about her - thanks for the post!

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    1. Thank you Kristen,

      Ms. Ann Ong is a very down-to-Earth lady and I always love her creations. This summer I will visit her booth and see her newest collection. She is so excited for this new season!

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  7. I love the hashtag #changeisbeautiful. Because it is!! Glad to read that you had a wonderful time at this event.

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    1. Thank you Tasheena. Yes I am! And also I love POND's Institute skincare. I've been using them as one of my early skincare back in my teenage years and even now :)

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  8. Wow, these women, including you, are beautiful and confident. It's inspiring to see them! You and your mentors are right - the only constant is change.

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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    1. Thank you Beth! And I love Change! It's challenging and beautiful!

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  9. Indeed, change is beautiful if it is for the better. What a positive weekend you had!!

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    1. Yes I did and thank you Emily for visiting my blog :D All of us including you are beautiful :D

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  10. Looks like a really prestigious event! The women there are all gorgeous as well!

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    1. Yeah they all are, but honestly I didn't know who they are :) I just like their beauty and graces.

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  11. Congratulations to POND’s Institute skincare. The event seems grand. the setup was so nicely done. you look great too

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    1. Thank you Wai Kee! They are all fabulous. Well... including me!

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  12. Pond's filled the room with beautiful women. I do like the campaign #ChangeIsBeautiful. I wish I could use their products but I can't since my skin isn't a fan of the brand. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Mica. I hope this would be the start of more POND's Institute events hehe

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  13. Sometimes what we really need is to get out of our comfort zone. We never know what we're going to go through if we don't have the guts to try. Congrats for the invitation to this event. It looks great and amazing :)

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    1. Thank you Seorang! Yeah, if we don't insist to leave in our comfort zone once in a while, we won't be discovering how beautiful the world is and how many opportunities we can have.

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  14. Wow! the ambassadors and ladies all look so pretty! And you too of course! Love that Chanel inspired dress!

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  15. What a great event! I have been using Ponds products for years and I love them.

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    1. That's awesome. You are also a POND's Girl!

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  16. The brand ambassador is beautiful! Wow, respect you for appraoching Ms. Ann Ong and yes, her necklace looks stunning. It looks unique.

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    1. Hi Rikajue,

      Yeahh that's part of her newest collection. I almost faint when she agreed for a photo opp. :)

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  17. You look so gorgeous and I am glad you learned to move forward and enjoy your life... hugs

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    1. Thank you Miera! That was the best decision I made in my life and I never regret it. I am truly blessed :)

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  18. I like all of the dresses. The makeup is great too.

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  19. This looks like it was a lovely event. I have always been a fan of Ponds skin products myself.

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    1. Thank you Jessi, and yeah you are also a POND's Girl!

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  20. This looks like it would have been a fun event to go to. I love the theme. White represents things that are clean and pure like their product.

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  21. Everyone looks so elegant dressed in white. I've always heard good things about Pond's.

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    1. Thanks for always hanging out here Valerie :D

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  22. must be a nice event there, n u looks good !

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  23. What a fun event! I love all those different white outfits!

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  24. Wow first time, i heard about a brand ponds, sure every woman always be beautiful :)

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    1. Yeah, and thanks for dropping by Selina :D

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  25. OMG these are such beautiful pictures and everyone is looking like a doll

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    1. I know right! Like living dolls walking in full whites!

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  26. Ponds is such an age old brand, that when it changes its products I think it would be difficult for me to identify with strangely.

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    1. I agree, and basically I've noticed that they don't really changed the product formulation. But just keep on changing the packaging to make it more appealing to new markets, and trends.

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  27. That's great that you got to be around all of that beauty and women who had strength and had plans and goals for their life. Looks like it was a great event.

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    1. it was and I had so much fun taking photographs :)

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  28. All those girls are very gorgeous and so are you! Indeed somehow change is beautiful. Normally we do change for the better, right? I hope we could all aged just like them.

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    1. Hello Anosa, I would be a complete women when I aged beautifully and gracefully!

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  29. Looks like such a fun event! You're a lucky gal that you got chance to meet with so many incredible women. I loved the outfit of Rissa Trillo! It looks very classy and elegant! I also loved your Chanel-inspired dress! You go gal because #changeisbeautiful !

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    1. Thank you Ana!

      Yeah I can't help staring at her outfit and am truly inspired to make a DIY soon :)

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  30. I am happy to ear you're enjoying this experience!
    Take all the chances that your attitude and life will give you with a smile!

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    1. Yes I will and thank you Chiara for visiting my blog :) You guys are soooo awesome!

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  31. Very nice. Everyone looked so beautiful.

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  32. Oh I would love to visit here one day! This is one of my most favorite brands.

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    1. POND's will always make you beautiful inside and out :D

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  33. Looks like a great event and you had an amazing time!

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    1. Yes I did Sally! Thank you so much for taking time to read my post. I am truly thankful!

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  34. Looks like a chic event! The ladies look absolutely gorgeous! Your outfit is just perfect!

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  35. I love the pictures. All of the white is beautiful. This is a great event.

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    1. Thank you Nichole, and you are also fabulous!

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  36. I love seeing confident women at events, that includes you! Yes i can say that change is indeed beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you Aliza, you are beautiful and kicking ass!

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  37. YES change is good!! Loved your post, I have never been to a pons party,got ot see a lot and definitely few of the white dresses and the jewelry caught my eye.
    XO,
    Shreya|https://mymagicaltrunk.com/

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  38. This looks like such a fun event and the outfits are all amazing! I love Ponds, so it's really cool that you got to go!

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  39. It looks like you had a great time at this event. I love attending events, they are just so much fun.

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    1. Yes it is :) And a nice time to meet new people and unwind :)

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  40. Love all the ambassador for Ponds! White color always give the calm and elegant effect =D You look gorgeous that day too!

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  41. Wow such a nice and elegant event. I tried their products before its quite reliable too.

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    1. Thank you Sunshine!

      POND's skincare are my earliest skincare since my teenage years and they works well :D

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  42. Wow it's been years didn't hear about this brand.

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    1. Hello Emi,

      Ohh why? Is POND's Institute not available in KL? Don't worry I will give you lots of updates here, just keep on following :)

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  43. I always love Pond's. One of my go to beauty products during my college days.

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    1. I agree. It's undeniably one of the effective whitening creams. I even use it even now :)

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  44. Loved the outfits that they wore - certainly looking forward to seeing your DIY take on it sometime soon. And with regards to Ponds, I used to utilize their range way back and I remember quite liking it too :)

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    1. Thank you Pen! Yeah will definitely will share my DIY OOTD again... I have to source materials first, :D

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