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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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Free LANY concert tickets await purchases of vivo V25 Series

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LANY is coming back to Manila on November 14 at The Theatre in Solaire as part of an exclusive concert for vivo Philippines.

In line with this, vivo is launching a promo called “A Picture-Perfect Night with LANY”, offering customers free concert tickets for every purchase of any vivo V25 series smartphone until October 31.

The mechanics are simple:

  • Buy two (2) units of any of the V25 series (V25e, V25, V25 Pro) in one (1) single receipt
  • Buy two (2) units of Y35 and one (1) V25 series phone in one (1) single receipt
  • Each participating customer is entitled to only one (1) ticket to LANY x vivo Exclusive Concert for every qualified single receipt
  • The customer must keep the original receipt and submit it to vivo’s SM Megamall or SM North Edsa Service Center
  • Purchased smartphones should also be presented

Released late last month, the vivo V25 series features exceptional night imaging technology in the flagship smartphone segment.

The phones in this series boast a 64MP OIS ultra-sensing camera on top of other advanced specs and features. For more details, here’s our Camera Shootout between the vivo V25 and V23 5G.

In case you missed it, the V25 series devices retail for the following prices:

  • V25 Pro: PhP 29,999
  • V25: PhP 23,999
  • V25e: PhP 17,999
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Korean TV series Island hits Prime Video

Exploring the legends of Jeju Island

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Korean TV series “Island” is coming to Prime Video in December 2022, the streaming service announced today.

This means the one-of-a-kind fantasy action series will be shown to audiences in Southeast Asia and more than 240 countries and territories as Prime Video continues to promote Korean content offerings outside of the country.

The development follows the global launch of romantic comedy “Love in Contract” last September.

Jeju Island legends, folklore explored

“Island” is based on the comic/webtoon of the same name by Yoon In-wan and Yang Kyung-il, which was first published in 1997. In 2016, on its 25th year, Island was uploaded to Naver Webtoon and gained even more popularity.

Directed by Bae Jong (Welcome to Dongmakgol, Fabricated City), the fantasy action series features Kim Nam-gil, Lee Da-hee, Cha Eun-woo, and Sung-joon in lead roles.

The live-action adaptation is set in the beautiful Jeju Island and portrays the journey of the characters fighting the evil force that is trying to destroy the world – in the process tapping into the legends and folklore of the famous tourist destination.

The show will be available on TVING in South Korea, and on Prime Video globally.

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Park Seo-jun, Han So-hee headline newest Netflix series

Titled Gyeongseong Creature

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So much star power. Netflix’s newest upcoming series Gyeongseong Creature is being headlined by Park Seo-jun (Itaewon Class, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim) and Han So-hee (Nevertheless, My Name).

The series is set in the spring of 1945, in the city of Gyeongseong. It follows individuals going up against monstrous creatures that were born out of human greed.

Park Seo-jun plays Jang Tae-sang. He is the head of merchant marketplace Golden Jade House who is the wealthiest, most well-connected person in Gyeongseong. Tae-sang puts money before justice. But all that changes when he crosses paths with Yun Chae-ok while investigating a series of missing person cases.

Han So-hee plays Yun Chae-ok. She is a famous bounty hunter who can track down missing people, even ones who are dead. Chae-ok possesses a sharp eye and agile survival skills learned from her rough childhood roaming across Manchuria and Shanghai with her father.

Also starring Claudi Kim and Wi Ha-jun

Joining the main leads are Claudia Kim and Wi Ha-jun who have both received international spotlight for their roles.

Claudia Kim plays Maeda, who is the wife of a powerful official in Gyeongseong during the colonial period. The actress has been active on the global stage through the films Avengers: Age of Ultron and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and the Netflix Series Marco Polo.

Wi Ha-jun, who made a lasting impression on worldwide audiences with his role in Squid Game and is currently winning over viewers in Little Women, plays Gwon Jun-taek, Tae-sang’s best friend. He joins Tae-sang’s dangerous plan in rescuing the people who have gone missing.

The production team, meanwhile, is led by screenwriter Kang Eun K and director Chung Dong-yoon. The former has penned dramas across various genres such as Dr. Romantic and Kang Chi, the Beginning while the latter is known as a creator in Hot Stove League.

Gyeongseong Creature will be released globally only on Netflix.

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