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PumaPodcast: Project Vanity

A podcast about different kinds of beauty

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A topic we feel strongly about, “Project Vanity” shares stories of female beauty entrepreneurs. Produced by PumaPodcast, “Project Vanity” is hosted by beauty bloggers and entrepreneurs, Liz Lanuzo and Denise Bengzon, who nerd about beauty through their site — projectvanity.com — since 2008.

In this modern age, the duo reinforces the idea that beauty is more than just about makeup and skincare. Living by the hashtag #BeautyButBetter, Project Vanity’s goal is to inspire you to find the confidence within and help you realize that women have always been beautiful. Together, let’s celebrate real beauty — something that we all have.

Note: Episodes will be updated regularly. They are arranged from newest to oldest.


Episodes

Episode 5: Happy Skin’s Rissa Mananquil-Trillo

In this special episode, Liz and Den talk to Happy Skin co-founder Rissa Mananquil-Trillo about empowering Filipinas with easy, effortless makeup that cares for the skin. As a model, she had tried numerous products that irritated her skin and caused her to break out. So she had to cover the effects of makeup with more makeup! Instead of waiting for someone to come up with a solution, she took action on something she was passionate about… at a time when foreign cosmetics were king. We’ll also take a peek into Rissa’s bestselling book, Read My Lips: What It Takes to Build a World-Class Homegrown Brand.

Episode 4: Whitening

Liz and Den delve into a controversial topic: Whitening. Why are Filipinos so obsessed with getting fairer skin? Or are we even obsessed still? Is there a way to whiten safely? Or can we even whiten at all? Plus, some thoughts on how beauty is personal.

Episode 3: Zenutrients’ Angela Dinglasan

Liz sits down with The Greenhouse Inc. president Angela Dinglasan. They’ve been making hair, face, bath, and body products that use Filipino ingredients – think gugo, VCO, and aloe vera. Not only are they reviving traditional remedies, but they’re helping farmers grow their income too. But before she was all about loving local, she worked for multinationals and spent a huge part of her career abroad. We learn about her transition from cushy expat life to always-on entrepreneur.

Episode 2: Colourette’s Nina Dizon

Liz and Den sit down with Colourette founder and CEO Nina Dizon. She’s been making affordable, multi-use makeup that encourages Filipinas to love their skin tone. She started her own business at 19, but she’s had an entrepreneurial spirit since she was a kid, selling song lyrics to her classmates. We learn about the perks of being The Boss, as well as the sacrifices she’s had to make to get to where she is today.

Episode 1: Fake Makeup

Liz and Den discuss the perils of fake makeup. Did you know that it has been found to contain lead, mercury, and rat droppings, even? And we also hear from a member of the Project Vanity community who actually had to undergo eye surgery because of fake eyeliner. Yikes!

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There’s a real Super Mario movie coming with Chris Pratt

Coming next year

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Earlier today, Nintendo hosted its Nintendo Direct presentation for the month of September. As expected, the presentation teased a barrage of amazing titles coming for the holiday season. However, amid the new titles, Nintendo also announced a stranger title that didn’t fit in with the rest: an upcoming Super Mario movie.

If you grew up in the 90s, you might be familiar with the old Super Mario Bros. Super Show, a live-action adaptation of the iconic gaming franchise, and a more controversial movie. Though it was watchable fare for kids, the series never made an impact especially compared to the original games. Some people even view it with ironic appreciation. Undoubtedly, the new announcement is raising its fair share of eyebrows all over the world.

Nintendo has not shared any plot details or a trailer for the film yet. However, we do know that it will be an animated film from Illumination Entertainment, the same studio who made the Despicable Me series. It will also feature all the familiar characters from the franchise.

Marvel actor Chris Pratt will voice the titular plumber. Opposite him, Anya Taylor-Joy will voice Princess Peach. Charlie Day will voice Mario’s brother, Luigi. Jack Black voices the franchise’s villain, Bowser. Keegan-Michael Key makes an appearance as Toad. Finally, Seth Rogen is Donkey Kong.

The upcoming film is set for a 2022 launch.

SEE ALSO: Sealed Super Mario Bros. from 1985 auctioned for $660K

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Shopee’s 10.10 K-Pop performer is ITZY

Following sister group TWICE’s footsteps

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ITZY
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Shopee is on a roll. After securing performances from K-Pop supergroup TWICE, the online shopping company has also secured performances from K-Pop 4th Gen superstars ITZY. The group is set to perform on their 10.10 Brand Festival Shopee live.

Shopee has yet to reveal what else they have in store for 10.10. But what we can expect for sure is another generous round of vouchers and giveaways.

ITZY is a five-member girl group featuring Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna. The group debuted with the song “Dalla Dalla”. In 2020, they launched the shoulder dance craze with their comeback “Wannabe”. On September 24, the group will release their first full album called Crazy In-Love with the title track “Loco”.

Early Shopee Christmas

In the Philippines, Shopee is already kickstarting its Christmas campaign. They are welcoming the holidays essentially the voice and face of Christmas in the country — Jose Mari Chan.  Shoppers can catch the singer-songwriter on holiday-themed in-app games such as Shopee Catch and Shopee Collectibles from  September to December.

The singer-songwriter will also give out treats via ShopeePay come December. He’s doing it along with other celebrities and influencers. Look for ShopeePay Celebrity Pamasko on your homepage and play the game to receive ShopeePay credits.

You can activate your ShopeePay wallet by clicking on the ShopeePay wallet bar, entering your personal information and OTP, and creating and confirming your ShopeePay PIN.

SEE ALSO: ShopeePay: 6 reasons why you need to switch now

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Netflix, WWE announces interactive film Escape The Undertaker

Premiering in October

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Since the release of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Netflix has invested more and more in interactive content. In fact, besides its growing library of interactive content, the company is also working on its own video games for the future. Amid the rise of interactive content, Netflix is also working on a new collaboration to bolster its library. Netflix and WWE are releasing an interactive movie featuring The Undertaker.

Escape The Undertaker is an interactive Halloween film from both WWE Studios and Netflix. As the title indicates, the film stars Mark Calloway, otherwise known for his in-ring persona The Undertaker. Viewers have to guide the members of The New Day, a faction consisting of WWE stars Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods, to… well, escape The Undertaker. The fearsome legend invited The New Day to his mansion. Unbeknownst to the trio, The Undertaker’s mansion is filled with traps which The New Day have to escape from.

WWE Studios is no stranger to cinematic experiences. Before the age of Netflix, WWE produced and released action and horror films featuring their superstars including Steve Austin, John Cena, and Kane. In recent history, the company’s more creative arm got a breath of fresh air with last year’s cinematic matches. Because of the pandemic, WWE held more cinematic matches to compensate for the pandemic’s limitations. Coincidentally, one of those matches also included The Undertaker’s final match before retiring.

Escape The Undertaker premiers on Netflix on October 5.

SEE ALSO: Netflix gives first look of live action Cowboy Bebop

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