Tuesday, March 22, 2016

GirlStuff RAVE Neon Collection and Solique UV-Glow Gel Top Coat Launch

You probably know by now how busy I was last week for the launch of GirlStuff RAVE Neon Polish Collection and Solique UV-Glow Gel Top Coat.  Just a bit of background, the owner Dr. Janina Gutierrez-Tan and I go way back!  It was more than 5 years ago when she emailed me to try her polishes!  Because the quality of GirlStuff polishes are really good, I ended up using at least one polish on my every nail art tutorial posts!  Fast-forward to 2 years later, Janina requested for a meet-up and wanted me to help her launch GirlStuff formally!  For someone who loves her polish like my own, I said YES!  And the rest was history! 

Our 3rd launch in less than 2 years!  I'm sure there will be more to come!  Thanks Janina for the trust.


Now back to the collection, when we were planning on how to create a bang for this particular RAVE Neon Polish Summer Collection and Solique UV-Glow Gel Top Coat. Janina had a bright idea on turning a bar pitch black in the afternoon because our age may be out of the calendar but we are definitely young at heart!  (Reality: Lola talaga kami, wala kaming alam! hahaha)

Because Janina and I are so used to working together even through Viber messages and emails, the launch that was supposed to happen at the end of the month was pushed to an earlier date.  You may see me "chill" while sitting on a makeup chair getting prettified by the ever talented Lee Roberto Figueroa, my brain was dozing off as I lack sleep and felt extremely tired.  You may call me the "Walking Dead"!

But with the help of hair and makeup plus my dose of Rave Neon Summer Collection, I was instantly pumped up!  I can feel the energy down my spine!

My choice of Summer nails --- Breakbeat (Bright Orange) and Techno (Bright Pink)
So in love with this combo!  Will use the other 2 shades next time!

Then guests were starting to arrive and I knew this is going to be one HELLA of an AFTERNOON Party!
 Thanks to these gorgeous nail artists for always supporting GirlStuff and Solique events! 
 They are wonderful and extremely talented!

Now on to the GirlStuff RAVE Neon Polish Summer Collection.  There are a total of 4 neon shades that have the same GirlStuff promise - Free from harmful chemicals and are made in France.

Someone on Instagram asked me if these polishes are opaque enough when applied 2 coats,   I personally suggest to use a white base coat underneath because neon shades appear more vibrant and better with a white base!


 So after each attendee get to have their nails done, Fly Shades (one of our sponsors) were there to spoil each attendee with a pair of summer shades!  As Janina and I were planning for this launch, she mentioned to me how she wants to wear a pair of shades every time she wears her Neon polishes!  I believe the attendees felt the same way too!

Guests are free to play up with all these neon colored hair bands and sticks!  They can also apply highlighter on any part of their body!

Creativity definitely kicks in when you check out photos from the event #IRAVEGirlStuff  #GirlStuffPH #SoliqueUVGlow on Instagram!  Go ahead and indulge!

The event was hosted by the fun, gorgeous and lovable ---- NIKKI TIU!  *lol*  But seriously, this is my third time hosting for the brand and I am so thankful with all the attendees who braved Salary Day traffic just to be there, thanks girls!  You all know who you are!

AMW Wore Plains & Prints Top and Skirt
The brighter, the better ! :P

Because it was the day before Janina's Birthday, I was able to come up with a surprise for her by inserting a "Birthday Surprise" in between my script!  I'm glad she was surprised and I was able to pull off hiding the cake from her!

Thanks Tazzy Cake for making such a gorgeous cake in short notice!  If you remember the Pocoyo Cake we made for Kyle's first birthday bash?  Same supplier!  They are amazing in details and I love how delicious their cakes are!

Just when guests thought it was just the normal "Neon" Party!  They were in for a huge surprise!  At a count of 5, the lights were all dimmed and only UV lights were left!  

It took a while for some of the guests to realize but their nails are finally glowing!  All thanks to Solique UV-Glow Gel Top Coat!

Solique Gel Top Coat is a revolutionary formula.  It glows in black light or UV light.  It has the same shine that Solique polishes give and it gives long lasting protection to manicure.

Aside from just giving a unique "glow" to your Solique Gel polishes, GirlStuff Polishes or any brand of polishes, you can also apply Solique Gel Top Coat alone because it can prevent chipping and dulling of nails!  

Best of all?  This dries instantly so guests were able to eat, drink, take photos without ruining their newly-applied polish!

The gorgeous set up at Relik bar looks even more beautiful under UV light.

Of course, for us who aren't inside bars or have access to UV light, fret not.  Since the sun also has UV light, the Solique UV Glow Gel Top Coat also reacts to sunlight thus changing the color of your regular polish in broad daylight!

 Now, as to ANY GirlStuff event, we make sure to always make our guests happy with awesome prizes!  Winners for Instagram Photo contests.

3 winners of cash prize
Congrats Chrissy, Ava and Valerie!

Best IG Photo goes to Janeena Chan
She was able to take home this awesome lighted makeup kit with foldable chair!

Ms. Viva Olalia Guzman from Quiver was also there to give out awesome beach wear and accessories to 5 lucky winners!

But to all the guests who attended, they get to take home the whole RAVE Neon Summer Collection, Solique UV-Glow Gel Top Coat and the pretty bag which was made specially for this launch!

More photos taken during the event by awesome photographer Marty!


All thanks to the girls of Benefit Philippines for always supporting us!  Love you girls!
with Benefit's Brand Manager Donna

With Benefit's Marketing Manager Kriska
 Alexa Ilacad

Thanks Alexa for gracing our event!  She told me how much of a GirlStuff Polish fan she is!

With the lovely girls who helped me all throughout 3 events!  Alma and Roe, thanks!

And of course, I have to congratulate this power couple!  Janina and Rod, congratulations and thanks for being such sweet people!  I'm so happy to get the chance to work with genuine, kind-hearted professionals like you two!

GirlStuff RAVE Neon polish Collection
Clockwise: Techno, Lounge, Breakbeat and Chill

 Topped with Solique UV-Glow Gel Top Coat
You get this!

Personally, I am amazed with the quality of these polishes!  This was applied during the event!  With all the house work I've been doing --- cooking, dish washing, typing, constant washing of hands, etc... The polish looks fresh as newly applied!  It may have a tiny chip on my pinky finger but that's because I type really hard and I type a lot!!!

GirlStuff polishes and Solique Gel Polishes are available at GirlStuff Kiosk, Cart SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, SM San Lazaro, SM Megamall, Glorietta 2 and Alabang Town Center.

Follow them on FB @GirlStuff Forever and IG @GirlstuffForever

What's your favorite NEON Shade?
Will you pick a UV Glow Gel Top Coat?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. The party's concept is FUN I want to recreate on my birthday this year ;)

    1. Super fun! I can see the guests were enjoying too! That's the most important part :D

  2. The shades are so cute! I love all of them!

    1. same here! I can't wait to change my color! I had to keep this at least a week to test the quality and now that I'm done, so excited to try the other shades!!! What's your favorite NEON COLOR?

  3. Hi Ms Nikki. Love those nails, those are my looks during summer because I have an excuse to go berserk with neons and bright colors. I'd like to ask if you can review the Body shop shade adjusting drops, I am very much interested in using this since I have issues with shades of foundation and since a few of my family and friends have since come to me for light makeup makeover and I feel this would help me a lot rather than buying different shades of foundations. Thank you and more power

    1. Sure, I'll go to the store and see ! Will update you!

  4. Beautiful! It seems like you ladies had a blast! The neon colors look amazing!

  5. I love the colours! And the party looked SUPER fun!

    1. super fun indeed CJ, I smile every time I see photos or remember the event


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