Thursday, November 29, 2012

This weeks CuraGlammer | Alton Paas

Hey cuties,

This week we got another CuraGlammer in the spotlight, a teenager that happen to be in wheelchair because of an accident that happened 3 years ago. He has been organizing an event to help more people that has the same back problems as him. So I interviewed him to let you guys know more about his story.

Name: Alton Paas
Nickname: Papi, Kachí, Mic Peace
Age: 22
Hobbies: Music, inspire others,
Occupation: Student

Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a 22 year old guy that has a passion for music. A guy with a sense of humor. Loves to be happy and laugh. Positive, open minded. A person with courage towards positivity. Loves to help and to be an inspirations for others. Also faith is something I live with. I am a catholic and I believe in God and that He is my guide trough everything in my life.

I heard you had an accident that put you in a wheelchair. Can you tell us more about that?
Yes, 22nd of November 2009 I have had I car accident due to a heart disorder I had at that
moment that I was actually born with but I didn’t know. This heart disorder is called “Wolf
Parkingson White Syndrome”. It puts your heart beat irregularly. Any given time you heart
can start to beat pretty fast or really slow. When I was driving it happened to me and I got
a blackout. The car lost control and I hit another car. I didn't had a scratch but somehow i broke a
bone of my spinal column. I had a spinal cord injury.

How have you been dealing with all the changes since the accident?
Well, in the beginning as I say in my speeches; there were only 3 things I could do independently. Cry, think and talk to God. It was a long process to learn how to deal with my situation and during this process a learned allot. For example that there is always someone worse than me, that I have plenty years more of life and more than I already have lived. I learned that sometimes you really have to put your own feelings beside you to concentrate on your goal. My situation right now is that I am in a wheelchair . I cannot use all the muscle of my body. Actually from my shoulders down has been affected of this injury. I’m grateful that I have regained some function in my fingers. So this in situation involves planning, patience, courage, tolerance, perseverance. All of this together every moment of the day so that I can achieve anything I want during the day. I think my motivation comes from God and because everything is possible especially for God. Every time something happens that I can’t explain I say it’s God because there is no other explanation.
I can’t really say how I've been dealing with these changes I just do it and my strength and
motivation comes from God and other things a want to achieve because I have hope and will
that I will recover completely.
I think because of my positive attitude about my situation and my determination and faith
for the future I get the people around my also to be positive and to support me more.

What are you doing now? 
I am finishing my school. Waiting to start 4 and a half months of internship so that I can get
my ICT-manager’s diploma. I spend my week mostly 4 times a weak swimming one our in
the morning for therapy, and also at home.

Tell us about ‘Fundashon Alton Paas’.
Because of my experience abroad and also the limitations we have here in curacao we tougth
that it could be better. That is why we founded "Fundashon Alton Paas" to raise awareness
and to work for a better quality of life for people with a Spinal Cord Injury. This foundation
was founded 7 September 2012. Fundashon Alton Paas has its first project; Fundashon Alton
Paas to Project Walk. This is a project to send 3 persons including me to a internationally
recognized non-profit spinal cord injury recover center. Where the 3 persons will received a
intense exercise-based program to improve their quality of life for 6 months.

Tell us about the event that will take place on upcoming 2 December.
Music With Fundashon Alton Paas is the first fundraising of the foundation and also the first
project. I am a musician and the things i did with music is in this fundraising. I was in a choir
so we have "kor santa famia". I was in drum- and brassband and also a couples of bands.
They will be there too. Such as BEM, St jozef brassband, CPB, drumband di adventista,
Hershel Rosario and friends, Tumbao.
We shall raise money trough a "Kliko", a recycle bin. There will be a kliko at Brionplein where everyone can give a donation by putting money in the kliko.
The events starts at 16:00 till 23:00 it will be at Brionplein upcoming 2 December 2012.

What are your plans for the near future?
I'm planning to finish school and get a job. I would like to have my own car and house for me
and my girlfriend. Depending of the other degrees that I may get here in curacao I may keep

What are your words of advice for the readers on my blog and out there?
My words of advice is to invest in a balanced life. Don't turn your life in a routine and neither out
of control. For balance keeps every part of you satisfied. Body, mind and soul.

We should all support Alton and the other 2 guys that will be there on 2 December. Giving a little bit or allot, everything helps. So I will see you guys this Sunday!!
Want to talk with Alton Paas? Go check out the Facebook page of Fundashon Alton Paas.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Visiting Bobbi Brown with TCB & Giveaway

Hey cuties,

Yesterday, November 17th 2012, the TCB members went to Penha for a little make up training. Arriving there I saw the girls sitting with a mirror in front of them and I got super excited. The girls were so nice dressed up.

I have to say, to everyone that doesn't know of Bobbi Brown start looking for some information because these make-ups are the bomb! It's light, natural looking and it's also for dark skin colored girls. So everyone will be happy. TRUST ME!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

This weeks CuraGlammer | Rodrick Lodowica

Hey cuties,

It's November, well it has been for like 13 days already. This month I decided to dedicated to the young men here in Curaçao that do something with their life. Something that will inspire others.
This week we got a young adult teen  photographer. So let's meet him.

Name: Rodrick Lodowica
Nickname: Rodje / Doddy
Age: 21
Occupation: Container Controller @CPS
Hobbies: Photography, making music, singing, gaming

Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm a really cool person who loves to laugh and have fun. A little bit short tempered sometimes,  but focused when needed. Creative, determined and ready to give the best of me to achieve what I want.

When did you start doing photography?
I always had a thing for photography but I originally started about 2 years ago.

What is Photography for you?
To me Photography is expressing myself with no boundaries. It's like an opportunity to show the world through my vision.

Tell us a little bit about your business.
Well R&S Photography is an innovative business. We aim for the unique, we aim for to make a difference. We are a small but fast growing company who is always thinking outside of the box.

What or who inspired you to start a photography business?
Well my inspiration came from seeing many photographers on the job. Photographers like Theo Meijer and Harry Davelaar, but my real inspiration came from Sir Arthur St. John who is an amazing photographer.

How is the support of family and friends towards this business?
The support is great. I couldn't ask for more.

How is it to work in a team and not alone?
Great minds think alike. I think that is the key of woeking with the team I have right now. We plan together and we do it together. Everybody adds their own taste and ideas and we make it one BIG master plan. I don't think it would be the same if I went solo.

Are you guys planning on going international with your business?
Yess, really soon that is.

Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
Having my own Photography studio and taking pictures for a professional model magazine or my own magazine.

How can we connect with you if we want to see more of your work?
I have some of my work on my Facebook page:
On my personal Facebook account:
Or on our website: (under construction at the moment)

So let's see some more of his work. And don't forget to check out his Facebook to see more of his artwork. Soon we will feature his partner too. And you guys can read about his point of view.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Event | Mac Technique [How to & tips]

Hey cuties,

On Saturday November 3rd a couple of the TCB girls were invited to the Mac Technique event. Since there was only 3 girls of the group aloud we couldn't all go. This time Jenny, Berry and me got the chance.
When we arrived we got a warm welcome from one of the make up artists of MAC. She showed us where to sit and a nice gentleman offered us a glass of champagne. Where we sat there was a MAC-map with a little compilation of guidelines and a product checklist.
So to what I learned I want to share them with you guys. Everything I do write is my own opinion and my own experience in comparison with what I learned.
I will be covering the whole face of what you should do and what I do. Read the whole post to find out tips and how to.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Event | Lancôme Paris new fragrance | La vie est Belle

Hey cuties,

Last Thursday was a big day for me and the other TCB girls. We were invited by Penha store to go to the launch of the new Lancôme fragrance, La vie est belle! This fragrance has the most wonderful meaning: 

' “La vie est belle”, a French expression meaning “Life is beautiful”; the manifesto of a new era.  Universal yet personal, Lancôme’s femininity is a choice embraced by women, not an imposed standard.  The choice to live one’s life and fill it with beauty. Your own way. '

And as we all can see, Julia Roberts is the face of this new fragrance of Lancôme's. The design of the bottle resembles her smile. See the curve in the bottle is comparing to her beautiful smile.