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Every day is worthy of a celebration, but this month is even more special as we celebrate International Women’s Month!
Following last year’s success of the first-ever Rustan’s Beauty Addict #GRLPWR event, this 2021, Rustan’s presents #GRLPWR: Make It Happen, a live beauty event dedicated to inspire and honor women, featuring panelists Nikki Huang (writer and student), Janina Manipol (film director, entrepreneur, and content creator), Joey Mead-King (multimedia host, PAWS advocate, and holistic meditative enthusiast), and Pinky Webb (journalist, CNN Philippines Senior Anchor and correspondent). During the event, these amazing women talked about their careers, passions, advocacies, and everything in between.
Hosted by Marie Lozano, this year’s online event was held last March 5, 4 pm via Rustan’s The Beauty Source Facebook Page. Each guest was asked to share about their personal challenges during the pandemic, personal style, beauty routines, advocacies, advice to their fellow women to get through our current situation, and more. Scroll further to see some of their inspiring words:
Janina Manipol on how to boost your productivity at home
“What I do to be able to be productive at home is I spruce up my workstation. If you’re just at home, it’s important to have a defined work schedule for the day, write your task, have a goal list, and have a positive attitude always—that’s me, I always want to be positive and happy.
Most importantly, be creative and don’t let your confined circumstances hinder you from your productivity. For me, your greatest power is your perspective.”
On coping with our current situation and how others can curb their worries to something positive
“I usually just keep myself busy. I like learning new things, so I invest a lot of time in my growth. Exercising and meditation helped me as well. Every day, I try to do something that makes me feel good - just constantly finding glimmers of hope, positive thinking, and a lot of prayers.”
Pinky Webb on amplifying voices and her advocacy
“What I really do right now is what my job entails. I have a voice to be able to help people, ask people, allow people to ask their questions, allow people to take up their concerns to authorities. My job allows me to do that, and I think that is a very, very special thing—having that voice to decipher real from fake, truth from false. I think that’s a big job, that’s a big responsibility for me, and I take that very seriously. And I think that is my advocacy, for now, to be able to—as much as possible—bring out the truth.”
On her advice for women
“Try and do your best every single day because the last thing you want to feel is regretting that you didn’t give it your 100%. Always take pride in everything you do, honor your profession and evolve! Oh, and don’t forget to show appreciation to the people around you, whether they are family, friends, colleagues, or your helpers at home. Remember, some are working harder than you. So say thank you, it's the easiest thing to do."
Nikki Huang defines what success means to her
“To me, a successful woman is someone who understands that she is in control of her own destiny and that she decides her worth, instead of other people deciding it for her. I think a very important theme for us to think about, given that it’s Women’s month is that in society right now, women are held up to so many standards. You have people left, right, and center, telling them what to do, how they should look like, and what to be, and I think that it is important for us women to remember that our power and our success ultimately comes from having a say in what we want to do, who we want to become and how we define ourselves. So, I think on a broad scale that’s what success means to me.”
On her advocacy about mental health issues and how she aims to inspire women to be an influence of change or positivity to those around them
“I think one of the key ways I want to inspire other women is to promote that we take our education seriously. It has been shown that having as many women in higher education as possible is key to a society’s economic growth and socioeconomic wellbeing. On a more personal note, I feel that through education women are able to learn enough about the world that we get to determine our own values, dream our own dreams and chart our own journeys. Society is constructed such that women are always told who they should be and how to measure themselves and I am all for the radical idea that women should be the ones who decide who they are, what they want to do, and who they want to be, rather than let society dictate it to them. Education is one of the key ways to achieve that.”
Joey on her advice to fellow women
My advice for my fellow women, sis women, female expressive, those who have a feminine side, it’s the art of learning—or wanting to marry yourself. Would you marry you? What (is it) about you that you want to marry and be with forever?
On the most challenging issue she had to deal with during the pandemic and how she overcame it
“My most challenging issue during the pandemic was learning to find space and openness to uncertainty.” In response to the second question, she shared, “no overcoming but [I’m] still practicing mental maintenance in daily living.”
Here's a reminder to all women that you are strong, confident, intelligent and capable. The world is more beautiful because of you.
During the event, special gifts were given out as prizes to lucky viewers from Rustan’s fashion brands and Rustan’s The Beauty Source. Prizes include Rustans The Beauty Source Skincare Kit, Luna Lounge and Sleepwear, Lady Rustan Clothing, Hermès Perfume, and more!
The celebration continues. More gifts and discounts await to give our loyal customers more chances to avail of promos and win exciting prizes!
Calling all Beauty Addict members! From March 1 to April 30, for a minimum single-receipt purchase of Php 15,000 at Rustan's The Beauty Source, get one (1) BKR Glass Bottle. Not only that, Beauty Addict members can earn x5 Beauty Addict points for all purchases at Rustan’s The Beauty Source until March 15, 2021!
Get more out of your shopping with #GRLPWR’s exclusive offers that are valid from March 6 to 15, 2021 from brands like Mario Badescu, Stila, Deborah Lippmann, Acca Kappa, Shiseido, RMS Beauty, Clarins, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Tom Ford, Nuxe, Sisley and many more. Enjoy up to a 50% discount from your favorite Beauty and Fashion brands, and get that much-needed wardrobe and vanity table refresh with promos from exciting brands like Perricone, Giorgio Armani, Jo Malone London, Phyto, Koh Gen Do, and many more.
To make things more exciting, every purchase worth P2,500 gets you one e-raffle coupon to qualify for the #GRLPWR Raffle Promo where exciting prizes await including a Nespresso Inissia Gift Set in Black (3rd prize); Rustan’s The Beauty Source Beauty Exclusive Beauty Kit worth Php15,000 (2nd prize); and Php30,000 worth of Shopping Spree at Rustan’s The Beauty Source (grand prize). The raffle promo is applicable in stores, Rustans.com, and Personal Shopper On Call from March 16 to April 15, 2021.
Special thanks to Hermès, Lady Rustan, Luna, Nespresso, Phyto and RMS Beauty.
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