Even though I was really tempted with the Shiseido event, I decided to choose Tres Chic instead, since they were having a lot of booths and different activities, seriously, very inviting. They also have five different (and very interesting) workshops. In order to be a part of those workshops, you have to email them. Sadly though, since I learned about this event just a few days before it began, my email didn't make it to the deadline. But then again, I still decided to go.
Upon arriving there, I was greeted with these pretty girls at the registration booth, gave me my pass and went inside. (My boyfriend was supportive enough to come with me, he even went inside the event even though he felt reaaally awkward about it, d'aaww). I actually didn't know what to do at first, the hall was already full of people and everyone looked really busy. AND don't forget that since this was my first beauty event, I was really confused and shy at the same time.
But, like every event, there's always a golden rule: Know where to go first.
I've long been planning to try out Canmake's BB Cream and blushes and since they were also at the Tres Chic event, I decided to drop by their booth first.
The Canmake Tokyo booth at the BDJ Box Tres Chic event.
Canmake goodies can be found and bought at their booth! <3
It was really tempting to buy a lot of stuff! I got their Perfect Serum BB Cream Light and Hyperslim Gel Eyeliner.
I was also kind of expecting that they would be releasing their skincare line during that time, sadly, it was just for display. But they did mentioned that it'll be out this coming April. I'm really excited to try these babies soon!
They were also promoting some of their products during the event, especially their High Cover Powders and Glow Fleur Cheek blushes.
Pretty, pretty, pretty Glow Fleur Cheeks!
After getting my items, they told me to register, like their page at Facebook, and get the chance to win items from them. I was lucky enough to win one of their blushes: Cheek & Cheek 07: Orange Bouquet! The exact shade that I wanted! <3
When I was looking around, they were having the workshop with Max Factor, who, at that time, gave their audience free samples of their newly released foundation. It sucks, kinda felt envious of those lucky people. >___<
I went around and checked the other booths. The Benefit Porefessional booth seemed closed or something. I kinda felt too shy to check their items, which I think, are inside these briefcases.
Benefit the Porfessional booth
Though I've heard of this particular brand, I haven't read anything about their products. But what caught my attention was this cute vendo machine-like box from the Too Cool For School booth. When I decided to check this out, the lady in charge of the booth told me that I can give them 1 to 3 php and she can give me samples of either their pumpkin sleeping mask or their bb cream. Since I'm intrigued, I told them that I'd like a sample of both. I inserted my hand in the black rectangular part of this "vendo" and got my samples. Cute concept!
Cure Aqua Gel also had a booth in this event! I wasn't suppose to drop by since I already have been using this product since late last year, but, what the hey!
So many bottles of Cure Aqua Gel!
For those who doesn't know, Cure Aqua Gel is a very effective and very safe face exfoliant that can also be used for other parts of the body. It can be bought at The Beauty Bar for 1,500php.
I was also suppose to drop by Revlon's booth but decided otherwise when I saw their very long line. >< Same goes for the Bifiesta booth. TT ___TT We left the event afterwards since I didn't know what else to do and decided to just hang around BGC.
For a first timer, one of the problems that I encountered was this: What to wear on such occasion? In all honesty, despite being biologically female, I'm not the most girly person out there. Aside from my hair being uncommonly colored, I have no florals nor pinks or whatever dresses that I could wear on this event. The only advice that I got from most people is this: Wear what you're most comfortable with, because it doesn't matter what others would think anyway. Best advice ever!
Anyway, I decided to just wear my knitted cross sweater and a skirt.
Knitted Cross Sweater from Clothes for the Goddess
Black skirt is from a Thrift store
Dark Red Ribbed socks from Taobao
Black and White Creepers from Petitezombie
Leather Choker and Thigh Harness from Dark~Sweet~Soul
Michiko London Round Bag from Ate Cris <3
All in all, beauty events aren't really that bad. I guess I just have to get used to these things if I'm planning to dwell more in the world of make-up and skincare. And maybe I should try to be a bit more assertive and carefree in the other upcoming events rather than feeling like an oddball.
Canmake Perfect Serum BB Cream Light, Cheek to Cheek 07: Orange Bouquet, Hyperslim Gel Eyeliner, Samples from Cure Aqua Gel and Too Cool for School BB Cream and Pumpkin Sleeping Mask Samples.
I'll make some reviews of my hauls next time! Thanks for reading! :3