Work With Me

Thanks for your interest in Beauty & Sparkle!

I love to write, produce shoots, and collaborate with all sorts of creative and business-minded folks, so there are plenty of fun and productive ways we can work together! If you have an idea that’s not posted here or already have a project in mind, just shoot me an email at projects@beautyandsparkle.com to get started. I’m excited already!

Click on the links below to learn more about what I can do for you:

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

I’m on a mission to help young teens and working professionals look and feel confident—so this is my favorite part of the job! I’ve given talks about many beauty-related topics for brands like Nivea and Messy Bessy and companies like Sun Cellular, Belle de Jour, and Manulife. I’ve spoken to intimate groups of five to a crowd of over a thousand. During these 20- to 30-minute talks, I can cover a variety of subjects:

– How To Look Professional At Work + Office Makeup 101
– Basic Grooming and Hygiene For Men and Women
– Day to Night Makeup Techniques
– Skincare and Hair Care Tips

Of course, I can customize and create my own presentation for you on Keynote (love this!) with striking visuals that’ll help keep the audience engaged and interested. If you have other topics in mind, just email me. Let’s brainstorm and think of lots of cool ways to get your message across.

Nicole knows exactly how to present beauty topics into something fun and relatable for her audience. Her involvement in our Candymag.com School Tours is proof that presentations and seminars don’t need to be boring and serious to make a point. Nicole can take the fundamentals of beauty and grooming and add just the right amount sparkle to leave a lasting impression and get your message across.”

—Macy Alcaraz, managing editor, candymag.com

BEAUTY ADVERTORIALS

Consumers are smarter nowadays, so a hard sell pitch isn’t really the best way to go. This is where I come in. Because of my editorial background and training, I can help your brand come up with a unique concept that will make your campaign become even more successful. I can be as hands-on as you’d like and collaborate with you from start to finish—including page plans, booking suppliers, shoots, creating content, visuals, and layouts. Just want me to handle the copy? I can do that, too. I’ve developed advertorials for brands such as Pond’s, Nivea, Garnier, Watsons, HBC, and Olay. Get in touch and let me know how I can create a package that suits all your needs here.

Nicole remains to be one of the best beauty writers I’ve ever worked with. Her passion for all things beauty and her grasp of the language transform industry jargon and technicalities into real, relatable concepts. Dependable and meticulous, her attention to detail creates only top caliber pieces that speak directly to relevant audiences and potential consumers. Her words move people to appreciate and live beauty.”

—Zo Aguila, communications consultant and former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Philippines

BEAUTY EDITORIALS & CAMPAIGN SHOOTS

Shooting beauty is very different from fashion. Here, the tiny details are very crucial because you want the focus to be on the feature you’re highlighting (nails, skin, hair, makeup) and not the clothes. The bottom line: If you’re looking for someone with a keen eye and who is obsessive about every little thing—down to how the eyelashes look in the shot—I’m your gal. I’ve produced advertorial covers and beauty shoots for several glossies such as Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Candy, and Good Housekeeping. Of course, I can’t take all the credit. I just direct and work on conceptualizing the shoot. Booking the right team for the job is key and I can help you find creative people that’ll help produce the exact feel and look you’re going for. Send me an email if you’d like to team up.

Nicole is a dream producer, writer, and editor. She understands her markets, runs a tight ship, produces beautiful results, and delivers on time. I have always loved working with her!”

—Ianne Evangelista, content unit head for women’s titles, ABS-CBN Publishing Inc.

PRODUCT STYLING

You know the photos of bottles of perfume, lipstick smudges, to-die-for-compacts, and luscious moisturizers that you see on magazine pages? Yeah, I shoot a lot of those. I have my own set of tools, tricks, and techniques that I’ve developed after nearly a decade of shooting products for different cosmetic brands and magazines. What do you need? Straightforward product shots? A stylized set-up? Makeup smears? Powder crushes? Gorgeous, creamy swirls? Message me here and let’s get to work!

As a product photographer, I’ve worked with a lot of beauty editors and stylists. Nicole is one of the best there is. Making smears and stylized makeup shots for magazines is no easy feat and very few are able to come up with beautiful results. Nicole has practically mastered this art. She styles beauty products and cosmetic crushes almost effortlessly, often coming up with stunning little bits of art work that are picture perfect!”

–Louie Aguinaldo, product photographer

BRAND DEVELOPMENT & PR

I Do NailsI can teach you specific strategies and help you develop effective techniques specifically targeted for your market. I’ll help you see things from the perspective of an editor and analyze what makes your product or service unique, how we can strengthen its presence amidst competition, and fine-tune aspects that need improvement. On the PR side, I can create several packages aiming to generate more awareness about your brand from setting up events or key meet-and-greets, putting together awesome press kits, and recommending marketing promos that’ll be exciting for both you and your clients. Sound good? Click here and let’s talk about how we can build your brand.

Nicole is the skeleton behind all the marketing and PR campaigns that helped I Do Nails grow from a small, home service salon to a thriving shop at one of the leading malls in the country. She was able to build our network and gain the trust of our clients through her extensive knowledge of our market and the high standards she set when it came to evaluating each of our services. She’s a pro and I love how she continues to update us with the hottest beauty trends that are significant to our trade.”

—Monica Maceda, president, I Do Nails Service Inc.

GETTING FEATURED IN Beauty & Sparkle

stampIf you’re handling a beauty brand, salon, or spa and you’d like to work with me or send me a press kit, just get in touch with me here. I’d love to do giveaways, show what goes on behind-the-scenes, and interview experts (like pro makeup artists and hairstylists) to make things more exciting for my readers. If the product, brand, or service is a good fit for the site and I believe that it’s worth knowing about, I’d be more than happy to mention it in one of my posts and/or columns. Just know that everything sent my way is subject to editorial consideration and I reserve the right to choose whether I will write about it or not.