Author: Rosanie Cudala

I'm a working mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister and an aspiring hair & make-up artist at your service. Blogging about life, fashion ang make-up is my career now so let's share thoughts and experiences about LIFE.

727 Cosmetics PH Workshop Experience

Last August 31, I attended a make-up workshop organized by 727 Cosmetics Philippines.  The brand being one of Japan’s luxury brands put together a workshop for make-up artists and enthusiasts that discussed about skincare, make-up, and vlogging basics.  Also, there were demonstrations on different make-up looks like bridal, celebrity and glam looks from some of the known make-up artists in the industry.

I learned a great deal of tips, tricks and hacks from established make-up artists in the entertainment and cosmetic industry, as well as knowing how to work some of the best products of 727 Cosmetics on different looks and occasions.

For an aspiring artist like me, knowing the basics and a few hacks doesn’t stop from your first ever make-up class.  It’s a continuing process of leveling up even until you’ve reached an expert level.  In beauty and make-up, this desire to continue learning should never stop.  The amount of gratitude towards one’s mentor or mentors is priceless, and that in itself is TREASURE.

The learning and practice didn’t stop from that day alone.  We were assigned to do different looks on a model or ourselves to apply what we have picked-up from the workshop.  This task pushed me to practice putting make-up on myself and be comfortable with it.  Also that I needed to be my own model, photographer and stylist, hehehe.

The 727 Cosmetics products I played around with on all my looks are…

727 Facial Clean Cream

727 Point Makeup Cheek Blush (COR2)

727 ELIP+ Liquid Lipstick (RD02 – glossy)

727 Spots Cover (Shade #2)

727 Products

Sharing with you below are my works:



Our final task was to come up with a 3-minute tutorial-like video showcasing how we use the products we have from 727 Cosmetics.  My experience with this task was quite funny, because I filmed for an entire day, did my voice over for another day, and had to compress the whole process into a 3-minute video.  Girl, that was real hard work!!!

Here is my video, hope you’ll like it. 🙂


I have to say thanks (and I love you!) to Miss Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) and her glam team (@robzangardi@marielwashere @scottbarnes68@hairbylorenzomartin @tombachik@elsahair @balmain @olivier_rousteing@tiffanyandco @inglot_cosmetics@jlobeauty) for the make-up inspiration I had for this video.  I hope I did you justice 🙂  Your work inspires people like me in more ways than you could imagine.  All of you are such great people!!!

So, there!  Will be working more on my make-up, posing, editing, lighting, audio, styling…hey, that’s practically everythang, girrrr!!!  Hahaha!!!  Life is beautiful!

Smile always!!!




Pasig River Master Plan COMPLETED.

The PRRC, in collaboration with UP PLANADES, designed the Pasig River Integrated and Strategic Master Plan (PRISM) with a vision that by 2032, the Pasig River and its surrounding basins are resilient life-sustaining ecosystems that are able to support diverse human needs and biodiversity towards inclusive, harmonized, and balanced development co-managed by competent and adaptive institutions with responsible and empowered communities.

This new restoration strategy covers water quality management, stream flow management, catchment management and riparian management so that the Pasig River will again enshrine socioeconomic, aesthetic, environmental, recreational and cultural values amid changing risks and natural perturbations.

The illustration below provides a brief summary of the integrated wastewater treatment systems, one of the 19 priority projects proposed in the PRISM to help improve the water quality of the Pasig River, and for concerned agencies to comply with concession agreement, and other environmental laws.

Philippines’ Pasig River Vies For Asia River Prize Award; Competes With China’s Yangtze River.

The Philippines’ Pasig River, the cradle of early Manila civilization, has been selected as a finalist in the first ever Asia Riverprize by the prestigious International RiverFoundation (IRF), which recognizes and rewards organizations who are making a difference through effective river basin restoration and management programs.

It is a back-to-back nomination for the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), who just came from a successful campaign in the 2017 Thiess International Riverprize competition where the Pasig River was hailed as runner-up to the winner, San Antonio River of Texas, USA.

PRRC Executive Director Jose Antonio E. Goitia says that “the consecutive entries of the Pasig River as a finalist in the 2017 and 2018 Thiess International and Asia Riverprize, respectively, is a testament that the world recognizes the efforts of the Philippine government to restore the Pasig River and its environs since PRRC was established in 1999.”

Initially, the competition was called the Asia-Pacific Riverprize Awards which was opened to entrants from New Zealand, Australia, and 45 other countries. However, according to the IRF, due the to the high number and quality of entries received, they have made the decision to split the promoted Asia-Pacific Riverprize into two: Asia Riverprize and another category for the Australasia Riverprize.

After a series of tedious deliberations, the IRF has announced and congratulates the organizations chosen as Asia Riverprize finalists with the highest honors in river restoration and protection namely: the Pasig River (Philippines) and the Yangtze River (China).

Goitia adds “last year, the Philippines is the only third world and developing country that made it into the international finals and bravely competed with the US and the United Kingdom. In this year’s Asia Riverprize, we will be facing another super power – the red dragon, China. However, with an indomitable spirit, we remain steadfast and optimistic that we will stand triumphant in the end.”

In behalf of the IRF’s board of river basin experts, IRF Director Professor Bill Dennison says that “these different river stories are united by a common theme: excellence in river management.”

The Riverprize is not a competition of which river is more beautiful or cleaner. This is the reason why the IRF, comprised of river management experts and professionals from around the world, has given importance and consideration to the rehabilitation efforts of the PRRC to bring back the Pasig River system to life. It has acknowledged PRRC’s commitment in delivering quality projects, programs, and activities in easement recovery, housing and resettlement, riverbanks development, waste and water quality management, and public awareness.

Compared to the 1990s when it was declared “biologically dead,” the Pasig River’s condition now has significantly improved. Although the Pasig River development is a work in progress, many areas along the historic river have already shown signs of aquatic life and it has already become conducive for transport, recreation, and tourism.

PRRC’s Executive Director Jose Antonio E. Goitia, together with Public Information, Advocacy and Tourism Division Head George Oliver G. De La Rama, will be presenting and defending the Philippines’ Pasig River entry to a panel of esteemed judges in the upcoming 21st International Riversymposium on October 14 to 18, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Members of PRRC’s Management Committee will also form part of the Philippine delegation.

The winner of the 2018 Asia Riverprize will receive widespread global recognition which can build new partnerships, provide opportunities for exchange of knowledge and best practices, and open doors for international support. Furthermore, the winner will automatically qualify for Stage Two of the Thiess International Riverprize in 2019.

As one nation, the PRRC seeks everyone’s support to its Pasig River entry in the 2018 Asia Riverprize. The Pasig River’s victory is the victory of the Philippines and every Filipino who works hard and shares the same vision of saving our waterways and the environment. It will be the triumph of all who believe that the dream of a clean and alive Pasig River is within reach!

A Little Prenup Photography

Last weekend I had this make-up gig in the Rizal province.  My couple client wanted to capture sunset, moon rise and sunrise.  According to them, the best place to witness those was in Real, Quezon.  So it was roughly 3 hours drive from Robinsons Place Antipolo to Real, Quezon.  We met at 12 noon at Robinsons Place, Antipolo and arrived at Real, Quezon around 3 o’clock in the afternoon.  I was asleep most of the time during the trip, so I have no idea where we passed.

It was a small team of two photographers, one HMUA (me) and an assistant that took care of couple during the photoshoot.  After doing the bride-to-be’s makeup, we went to this seaside/shore area that was quite rocky.  I decided to do a little prenup photography myself, using my own camera (Sony DSC-WX500).  This is just to kill time while the official photographers do their magic.  Though the photos below are basically behind-the-scene shots, I’d like to think that I am now learning how to play around with my camera.  Sharing with you, I hope, are my best photos 🙂  Enjoy!

Behind-the-scenes photos of days 1 and 2:

Day 1 – SUNSET


Assisting the couple to that right spot is my assitant.


Smile, click!

Real Quezon2

Capturing some rocks and clouds… and a boat.


A photographer must be versatile. 🙂


And because my camera wasn’t set correctly…


I was after a silhouette, but then this… setttings, settings, settings…


We weren’t able to capture the moonrise because it got cloudy.  By the time the sky was clear to see the moon, we were already downing some beers and pulutans 🙂



Real Quezon

Between 5:30am – 6:00am at the shore of Real, Quezon.


Sweet morning… from my far far away camera 🙂


So still…


A photographer must…


The love between these two was so infectious.




By the lake…


Another buwis-buhay spot


Working his magic with camera…


Lucky snapshot by me 🙂




This was actually the last photo taken from this place…


Round and round they go…


Round and round they go…


Malakas maka… “The hills are alive… with the sound of music…”


Quick photo-op with the team


Busy working…


Confused of which to take photo of…


That’s Cali by the way… (client’s pet dog)


I love Pililia… from way up this hill! 🙂  Bawal mag-suklay ng hereret dito!


Baskil na me!!! Patuyo ng kils konti… Mahangin pero maaraw din!


Elesiiii, tururu tururu tururu…


Photogs at work… while I’m the paparazzi 😛


Cali, ever so cooperative and patient 🙂




Magulo na nga hair ko, nakapikit pa ako!

So much thanks to the amazing and easy-to-work-with team of Reygie and Haze of RPDProduction.

You can also watch the vlog I made about this prenup photoshoot below:


I hope you like my photos and enjoyed watching my vlog!

Smile always!