Growing up is hard, but staying true to yourself through it all is the real challenge.
Being strong enough to go for the things that you want, for things that will truly make you happy takes a lot of guts, confidence, and independence. Thankfully, you don’t have to be alone while doing it. Not only can you change things outwardly, making yourself feel beautiful with products you can count on like Palmolive Expertique for a boost of confidence that only great hair can give, you also have women in the business right now who are at the top of their game, women who can provide some useful advice for growing up in a world that at times, seems to be waiting for you to fail.
1. KC Concepcion: Never be afraid to level up!
In the June 14 episode of “I Feel U,” KC opened up about her decision to step away from the limelight to look for new adventures. The daughter of Sharon Cuneta, KC came home from studying in Paris to the Philippines already a star on the rise. However, this didn’t stop her from forging her own path, and confidently pursuing other passions.
“It's been 10 years since I've been back from Paris to Pinas, and the teleseryes, 'X Factor,' 'yun. Wala pa naman akong asawa, wala pa naman akong anak. I thought that it'd be a good time to do new things like after 'Ikaw Lamang,' after 'yung movie ko na 'Boy Golden,' after doing 'X Factor,' after doing all these wonderful shows with ABS-CBN, parang it came to the point na I wanted to try to do new things.”
KC took that idea and plunged ahead with all the confidence she had built within herself. And so, armed with her determination, intelligence, competence, and beautiful hair, she decided a new venture was in order.
“It's just that you wanted to open a business and wanna learn something new, you need time,” she explained.
She launched her own successful jewelry line, Avec Moi by Kristina, in 2018.
Becoming her own boss meant that she had to learn how to take care of herself. As a woman who constantly pushes to elevate herself, KC puts a lot of importance on self-care. She counts on good beauty and hair products to make her feel good and give her a boost of confidence. One such product is Palmolive Expertique, one of her new holy grails. KC has always been an iconic Palmolive girl, but this new product has taken her hair game to the next level!
2. Ivana Alawi: Don’t let anyone knock you down!
Ivana shot to fame as a Youtuber, and is now slowly making the transition to acting. The internet’s new darling, Ivana shares her truest self to her large following — she has 7.19 million subscribers on her vlog — and encourages them to never stop fighting for their dreams.
“‘Yung biggest lesson na natutunan ko, you have to keep standing up no matter how many times you fall down. God has a better plan for you, you just have to keep going in life because life is beautiful,” she told Toni on “I Feel U.”
Known for her unapologetically sexy brand, Ivana also empowers everyone to take pride in their work, in their intelligence, and in themselves, no matter what people say.
“Proud ako sa sarili ko, eh, bakit ako magpapaapekto sa mga taong tumitingin sa akin pababa? Madami kasing ganyan actually, eh. [They say,] 'panay pakita ka lang ng katawan, wala ka namang utak.’ Pero I'm proud of myself kasi nakapagtapos ako sa college, natutulungan ko 'yung family ko, and I'm happy. I love what I'm doing, and I'm not hurting anyone, trabahong marangal ['to], naiinggit lang sila, eh and I accept that."
Catch “I Feel U” with Toni Gonzaga every Sunday on the official Facebook page and YouTube channel of ABS-CBN Films, and the Facebook pages of ABS-CBN Music, TFC Online, One Music PH, and Jeepney TV!
If you’re interested in finding confidence in beautiful, strong, and nourished hair, you can learn more about Palmolive Expertique here.