Have you ever dreamed of having a narrower nose, a well-chiseled jaw, probably a sexier waist or even a more perky butt? I think a lot of us have. The fear of going under the knife and the fact that these procedures don't come cheap are just a few reasons why we can't. But sometimes with the right budget, a little nudge and probably a visual of what we would look like after these procedures are still needed for us to take that plunge. If you think only the celebrities or those with a lot of moolah can enjoy having these procedures done, think again. Now, everyone can! Thanks to Belo Medical Group and Didactec Studios Inc. for coming up with the iOS app, Belofied.
Aside from a complete catalog of Belo's services and a short story of how Dra. Vicki Belo made it to the top, the app also features "Belofy Me." It's cosmetic surgery simulation utility where you can take or upload a picture of yourself and edit it using the shrink, expand and mold options. Once on the editing mode, you can click on either shrink, expand or mold and a slider will appear. This will help you determine the size of the "brush" and you can also click on zoom to help you work on a specific area easily.
Cristalle Henares, the beautiful daughter of Dra. Vicki Belo is one of the hosts of the night
Cristalle presenting to the bloggers their new iOS app
It's very easy to use. To shrink an area, tap on the area and hold until you get your desired effect. This works the same with the expand option. As for the mold, tap on the area and drag towards your desired location. Another good thing about it is that you can always click on the Help icon on the topmost right corner of the screen. There's also Discard, Reset and Undo, so no worries of some editing mistakes. On top of these, you can also save your work.
Cristalle and Al Galang teaching us how to use the app
She even showed us how she used it on her own photo!
Here are some sample transformations:
There was also a contest for us where we were grouped by 4s and given an iPad each and a picture to edit.
And there's the winning team!
We didn't win but the experience and the fun were all worth it!
After a week after the app's release, it has already attained the following:
Top 1 free app in the Medical Category (Philippines)
Top 3 free app in the General Category (Philippines)
Top 17 free app in the Medical Category (Worldwide)
And after two weeks, it got the top spot in the Medical Category in 6 countries - Bahrain, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and UAE
We were also asked what other features we would want to be incorporated with the app next. Of course, we mentioned erasing of scars, smoothening of the skin and the capability of sharing your edited photo in social media like Facebook, or Instagram. I am sure there are a few more things they can improve on. I love that they are actually asking us and I am sure they are taking those things into consideration. So who knows, maybe the app will be a lot better in their next releases. Let's keep our fingers crossed, shall we!?
Again, this app is absolutely FREE so hurry up and download. To download, just type "Belofied" on the search bar in the App Store. The Belofied app is compatible with iPhone 4/4s, iPod Touch (4th gen), iPad 2 wifi/wifi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation) and iPad wi-fi+4G. Requires iOs 5 or later. Hopefully the makers of the Belofied app would come up with a version for Android soon.
Aside from the Belofied app, they also launched two new Belo products that will surely become a hit:
Belo Underarm Whitening Cream and Belo Essentials Whitening Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
Belo Essentials Whitening Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, aka Beauty Deo
Whitens in just 7 days and controls darkening even before it starts
Minimizes pores and smoothens underarm skin
Prevents redness and soothes skin after shaving, waxing or plucking
Alcohol-free that guarantees non-darkening
Hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested
Available in 25ml (Php49.75) and 40ml (Php84.75) sizes
Belo Underarm Whitening Cream
A clinically formulated whitening cream that penetrates the surface of underarm skin and whitens it at the cellular level. Infused with Alpha Arbutin and Hydroxyphenomy Propionic Acid, it effectively targets hyperpigmentation while preventing redness caused by habitual plucking and shaving. Hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested.
These two new beauty products from Belo are available exclusively in Watsons nationwide.
The event was held at Kasbah at The Fort Strip. Food was great, but the company's even greater. I've enjoyed all the events of Belo that I've been to. The people are warm, even Dra. Vicki Belo herself. You can just approach her and talk to her. It's like being a member of one big family who loves beauty and they definitely know how to treat each member of the family well. I definitely feel spoiled whenever I attend an event for Belo.
And of course, what's an event without the mandatory taking of pictures?
with the equally sexy and friendly daughter of Dra. Belo, Cristalle
Cristalle and Earth
with Dra.Vicki Belo
with Al Galang
(one of the hosts of the night and one of the app developers)
(former officemate and do you know that he was one of my models for my portfolio in my makeup class years ago? And now he works with Belo)
(the Fashion Pulis)
Nikki and the Fashion Pulis
Angela and Mike
Shen and Mike
And before I forget, I just want to show you my very own, Belo Fan:
I love it so much that I bring it to work. This by far is the most unique giveaway I got from an event.
And if you think I'm the only one who is going gaga over this uber cute Belo fan, you are wrong!
and of course,
my boyfriend! Err, I mean Piolo Pascual.
Don't forget to download the Belofied app, and let's make it the Top 1 FREE app in the Medical Category worldwide. And to know more about their latest offerings and promos, you can also like their page on Facebook.