In the ancient days, women were the first to learn to use herbs that cleaned and made their skins and hair smooth and shining.
During the course of time, the use of these natural herbs and oils were taken over by petrochemical products that threatened the looks and well-being of those who buy into them.
Today, people have realized to go back to basics, with the horrific effects of excessive chemical elements contained in consumer products.
Even in vanity, one has to be choosy and wise, says Miss Imogene Raypon, make-up artist and beauty consultant in New York City. Imogene has been in the business of beauty and skin care for more than 10 years now.
She endorses Flawless by Sonya, a subsidiary of Forever Living, because of its nature-based content and affordability. The product lines are basically made up of aloe, a trusted element in beauty enhancement and regeneration since ancient times.
On December 7, Imogene held a make-up seminar for men and women at the Payag Cellar in Woodside through the Pinoy Pride sa America, Inc. The event, which regularly rolls for at least 5 interested people, meant to give the word glamour a healthy sense.
OSM! editor and publisher Marivir Montebon was personally chosen by Imogene to be the day’s model. “This is one of those rare moi days. Self-pampering is always gratifying,” says Marivir. The whole morning session made everyone feel good.
Imogene, based in Manhattan, finished her make-up course at the Christine Valmy International School and has worked in various high end retail outlets in the city, particularly Saks 5th Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s and Henri Bendel.
For make-up lessons, wedding and party services, she could be reached at email@example.com or through her website at www.imogenewraypon.com