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A Jingle Belle & Cat Christmas Party

28 Dec

Last December 18, Belle & Cat celebrated our annual Christmas party with the team and staff of B&C.  We were looking forward to this party since it was only our 2nd year 🙂 This is lovely Isabel on the left and gorgeous Stacey on the right preparing our simple, hearty meal for the evening.

This may be your typical menu for a party but we knew for sure that everyone will definitely enjoy.  Who wouldn’t want to eat pork barbeque and lumpiang Shanghai?! Amber Golden Plate Restaurant is always at the top of our list for parties. The food is excellent and they deliver 🙂 They are known for their pancit and pichi-pichi for dessert but we wanted to try other dishes this time.

Ok, this dish is NOT from Amber.  This dish was made by our very own Stacey Tan Gana-Bravo.  One of our partners at B&C. Now a certified cook! 🙂 This was her dish for the evening.  A whole tupperware of Chapchae/Japchae, a famous Korean dish made from sweet potato noodles, stir-fried in sesame oil with various vegetables.  This was amazing, Stacey! I took home most of the leftovers.  I just had to make my whole family try it!

Pork Barbecue from Amber.

Can’t eat barbecue without rice!

Chicken lollipops.

Mixed vegetables.

Lumpiang Shanghai.

Mango roll from Red Ribbon for dessert.  Thanks for bringing this, Merry! It was a refreshing and light dessert 🙂

Thanks, Merry, for joining us that evening 🙂 You will always be part of the B&C Beauty Club!

The boys of Belle & Cat 🙂 My husband Dante and Chris 🙂

The B&C Staff.  Thank you, girls, for another wonderful year.  B&C will not be here if it weren’t for your talent, hard work and dedication.  Thank you, Mitch, Joy, Honeyca, Evie, Nerrisa, Narlyn and Kareen! 🙂 We hope you enjoyed another Christmas with us! 🙂 Merry, Merry Christmas to all of you! Looking forward to another wonderful year with you all 🙂

Fulfilled my dream job: Receptionist :)

8 Dec

When I am not busy with my makeup gigs, I am usually at our little nail salon called Belle & Cat Nail and Wax Studio as our part-time receptionist. I’ve always pretended to be one when I was a kid.  Either that or pretending to work at a grocery as a cashier 🙂

Being a receptionist for real is not as easy as I thought it would be. First, I need my cup of coffee to begin my shift.

Make sure the lucky frog is facing the door with the coin in its mouth for goodluck 🙂

Prepare flyers for first time walk-in clients.  Here’s my DYMO to label our bottles of polish by number 🙂

Know all products and services by heart.

Be prepared to answer any question clients ask 🙂

Know all therapists by heart.

Make sure each client is attended to by their therapists.

List down what services each client is getting and the assigned therapist.

Prepare client’s receipt.

Plan our promo for the month. (Meet one of my partners, the lovely Isabel 🙂 )

Treat each client like kings and queens 🙂

Make sure clients are happy,

Make sure therapists are happy,


or shine 🙂

Lock up. Then we start all over again the next day 🙂 It ain’t easy but I love my job 🙂