What could be wilder, steamier, naughtier, raunchier, and darker than Fifty Shades of Grey? How about Fifty Shades Darker?
Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele are back to heat up this love month with this second installment of the Fifty Shades series, and more than 300 guests were treated to the exclusive block screening of what people say is the “sexiest movie of the year,” thanks to Okamoto Philippines.
Okamoto is the number 1 selling condom brand in Japan, known for its ‘Sheerlon Technology,’ which they use to create condoms that are thinner and stronger than ordinary condoms. The condoms are intended to feel like skin without compromising durability and safety. So how thin are these condoms exactly? Their premiere product, the Okamoto 0.03 Platinum is only 0.03 mm thin! A strand of hair is somewhere between 0.12mm to 0.06mm. Split that in half, and that’s how fine the Okamoto 0.03 Platinum is! Whoa! Crazy! But then again, for the Japanese and their awesome technology, “crazy” is really not too crazy. They come up with the most high-tech and modern products that I won’t be surprised if these condoms are really that thin! (No, I haven’t tried it, but they did give us a sample so… hmm… Hahaha!)
I was contacted by Em of Blackbox Manila the day before the event, and she asked if I would be available to host this block screening. As soon as I found out that it was confirmed, I immediately asked Mike to download Fifty Shades of Grey so we can watch it together before watching Part 2… you know… just… doing my homework. Haha! Yes, part of my job as an event host is researching and preparing for an event, and sometimes, that entails watching an R-18 flick!
Part of being prepared is coming to the event dressed appropriately.
My very appropriate OOTD:
– A tight black sequined dress from H&M. Funny, this was given to me by my 50-year-old aunt.
– Black peep-toe stilettos from Payless that — now that I think about it — remind me of one of Christian Grey’s flogger things
– A black cuff bracelet from Armani Exchange. Not as kinky as Christian’s handcuffs, but they will do.
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Mixing business with pleasure… with emphasis on 'pleasure.' 😉 Hosting the exclusive block screening of Fifty Shades Darker, made possible by Okamoto Philippines. I'm so ready for the job! I watched Fifty Shades of Grey last night. You know… for research. 😃 Thank you to Blackbox and @okamotoph for the opportunity! #HostingByNadine #FiftyShadesDarker #OkamotoPh
And don’t forget the make-up!
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Make-up for my hosting gig last night (private screening of 50 Shades Darker, sponsored by Okamoto Philippines): 🔺 For the eyes, I used a shade of GREY and chose DARKER colors to achieve smoky eyes. 🔺 Highlighter from Anastasia (Same name as the lead female character, Anastasia Steele. Hehe!). 🔺 I was going to put on nude lipstick, but I opted for a plum shade instead (Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Plum, Shade 850) since there would be enough nudity in the movie already! Sorry for the lighting, it really was dark in the cinema! #HostingByNadine #OkamotoPh #FiftyShadesDarker
The movie itself was already a nice treat, but it was even more enjoyable because of the 15-minute program before the film started. We started the program by asking the movie-goers to answer this question:
At the end of the program, five winners were chosen and they each got gift certificates for two for a dinner buffet at Spiral in Sofitel Philippine Plaza! Wow! Fifty Shades Darker is sexy but a dinner buffet at Spiral is a whole different level of sexy to me!
During the event, the lovely Ms. Kim Chiong, the Marketing Manager of Okamoto Philippines, gave a short introduction to the Okamoto 0.03 Platinum.
Okamoto also gave some contestants an early Valentines Day present: gift certificates for two for any branch of The Spa! In the theater, there were five seats with an Okamoto tag under it. Guests had to look under their seats, and if they find the tag, the prize for a nice pampering session for them and their V-day date could be theirs! Excited shrieks and moans were heard while everyone tried to look for the tag!
That night, everyone in the cinema really got lucky, but some were luckier than others because not only did they get to watch the movie for free, but they also won gift boxes from Saladbox, which contain an assortment of beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products.
Here’s a SHORT VIDEO of my hosting stint. At the latter part of the program, the microphone stopped working so I had to use my built-in megaphone to make sure everyone could hear me! The show must go on!
After the movie, everyone received a special Okamoto gift pack, which contained a sample of the Okamoto 0.03 Platinum, a scented candle, and Hershey’s Kisses chocolates — the perfect “romance kit.” (*wink, wink!*). My husband and I really liked the classy and useful packaging of the gift packs.
Congratulations to Okamoto Philippines and Blackbox Collab for a successful, fun, and well-attended event! I really had a SPANKING good time hosting this program and a PLEASURABLE experience working with these two groups.
About Okamoto Philippines:
Okamoto 0.03 Platinum is available in 7-11, PCX, Family Mart, and Robinsons Supermarkets. The prices vary depending on the store.
To inquire about my hosting services and rates:
Event Organizer: Blackbox Collab / Venue: Newport Mall Cinema, Resorts World Manila