I promised to feature interesting and inspiring personalities in my blog. I have a long list, in fact, but the uncontested number 1 spot is intended for, drum roll please, Wilma, better known as “D’ Bulbulizer”!
Wilma is a professional waxer. Nope, gentlemen, she neither buffs cars nor polishes floors. She keeps her clients’ underarms, upper lips, legs, arms, private parts, and all other body parts that may come to mind hairless with the use of hot wax. If waxing off unwanted hair from every nook, cranny, and crevice of another person for a living is not interesting enough to you, I do not know what is!
Wilma is a celebrity in her own right. Ruffa Gutierrez is Wilma’s regular client and she has tweeted about her, she guested in Karrots Nazareno’s Live, Love, LOLz, she was featured in Rappler’s Life & Style.
I, on the other hand, met Wilma a few weeks after I delivered our eldest, Joaquin, in 2010. I was feeling so losyang then – no decent sleep, barely had time to bathe, bushy eyebrows, hairy legs, mustache growing like a pubertal binatilyo! Que horror!
Wilma arrived timely. With an oversized tote on her shoulders, wide turban holding her hair in place, and warm smile, she asked me, “Anong ipapagawa mo – pekpek, kilay, underarm?” I instantly felt an affinity towards her! I naturally gravitate towards people like Wilma, who speak their mind and is a “different” kind of funny (maybe bordering on crass to others, haha!).
Less than half an hour later, I emerged from our bedroom refreshed, renewed with a purpose! No, I am not exaggerating. I do not know about you, but the joy that well-groomed eyebrows and hairless legs bring to me is unparalleled!
Fast forward to today, 4 years from the day I first met her, Wilma is still my only go-to waxer and credible source of the latest news on my sosyal neighbors (haha!). I doubt if I will ever try getting waxed by another waxer for as long as I live!
Wilma’s waxing savvy coupled with her own kind of smart, I believe, is what makes her stand out from the pack. She does not have a college degree under her belt, but she does business with several owners of well-known spas, barber shops, waxing salons. She supplies hot wax to these spas, barber shops, and waxing salons, and calls the shots to payment and delivery arrangements! She also conducts workshops/trainings for professional waxing services. She services doctors, lawyers, professional models, actors, beauty queens, bank employees.
On a personal note, she has connected to me in more ways than one. Like her, I will do anything and everything for my kids. If the need arises, I will wake up before sunrise to catch a bus to wherever a client is in Manila just so I can earn my keep and feed my children. I admire Wilma for her go-getter attitude and getting over her husband “na sumakabilang-bahay na”. Most of all, what I love most about her is her abundant heart – she shares her blessings to her siblings, she sends her nephews and nieces to school, and would you believe, even helps her estranged husband pay for the medical needs and vaccination of his child (with his current partner)!
In honor of superwomen, like Wilma, and in celebration of our blog’s first month live, TMM will be raffling off 1 waxing kit by D’ Bulbulizer! The waxing kit includes a 500 gram tub of sugar-honey wax, waxing cloth strips, and wooden wax spatula (for application).
To join the raffle:
1. Like The Marshmallow Mama‘s Facebook page;
2. Share this link on your Facebook timeline;
3. Tag 3 of your friends when you share this link; and
4. Leave a comment below.
Raffle will run from today until December 19th, 12:00 noon. Winner will be randomly selected and announced shortly after the draw. Who’s excited? I am!