Beauty and the best-dressed
It’s a tale as old as time and as… well, us. If you grew up in the ’90s, chances are that Belle, bookish, compassionate, fills-out-a-gown-nicely Belle, would be your spirit princess. She was a departure from the first batch of royal Disney princesses and the most relatable of the bunch until Mulan et al. came along.
When the live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast”—with Emma Watson, no less—started dropping trailers on the internet, everyone started losing it. The wait seemed interminable, but at last, the final rose petal dropped, the movie is now showing in cinemas, and the wait was worth it. The live action version is every bit just as magical as the original animated film, with a few modern twists thrown in to boot.
If you want to get your Belle worship on but are too old for dolls and toys, check out these grown-up merch.
Happy Skin x Disney Beauty and the Beast
Happy Skin already made princess dreams come true last year with their excellent Disney Princesses collaboration which featured lippie shades inspired by Disney Princesses. This time, they’re back with a capsule collection focused on only Belle. The collection features two new lip products: a moisturizing matte lip kit and a liquid matte lipstick, while the Beauty and the Beast-inspired products from the previous collection—Enchanted Rose Luminous Mesh Blush and Tale As Old As Time Brightening Powder were relaunched as well.
Happy Skin stores are located at Glorietta 3, Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Place Manila, Mega Fashion Hall, Robinsons Magnolia, Eastwood Mall, UP Town Center, Trinoma, SM North EDSA, SM City Clark, SM City Pampanga and SM City Cebu.
Happy Skin is also available at Rustan’s Shangri-La and Gateway; Beauty Bar; Plains & Prints; The SM Store Makati, Aura, Mall of Asia, Megamall, North Edsa, Cubao and Seaside Cebu; Watsons Mall of Asia; Landmark Makati and Trinoma; Metro Gaisano Department Store in Alabang Town Center and UP Town Center; Metro Ayala Cebu; and Robinsons Galleria Cebu.
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Uniqlo x Beauty and the Beast
As part of Uniqlo’s ongoing “Magic for All” global collaboration with the Walt Disney Company, the brand just dropped a Beauty and the Beast collection for adults and kids with UT shirts featuring characters from the animated classic, and more feminine, dressier tops inspired by the patterns and shades worn by Belle in the live action version of the film. The collection is available at 35 Uniqlo stores nationwide.
Sport a beautiful mani with Gelish and Morgan Taylor’s Beauty and the Beast collection. The nail polish shades feature pretty pastels and deep reds and pinks reminiscent of the rose central to the story. Shade names include Days in the Sun, inspired by Belle’s iconic yellow gown, Gaston On and On, Potts of Tea, an ivory-white shade with pink shimmer, and The Last Petal, a deep velvety rose red.
Turn the page
Write down your innermost thoughts and chronicle your own search for Beast in Moleskine’s Beauty and the Beast journals. The ruled notebooks feature two covers: one white with small gilded roses dotting the front, and a bold red one with a deep slash down the front representing Beast and his infamous temper.