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Will ‘Kimye’ be the death of Vogue?


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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West couldn’t be happier that they finally got their Vogue cover. As for the rest of the world—not so much.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Fairer skin in an instant


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FROM LEFT:Mian Datu-David, Unilever marketing manager for skin; Kaye Paras, Vaseline assistant brand manager; Julian Gollayan, Vaseline brand manager; Vaseline brand ambassador Maxene Magalona; and Apples Aberin, Unilever’s PR head for personal care

We’ve read horror stories about skin whitening—products, for instance, that contain toxic ingredients like mercury, resulting in consumers ending up with patchy, blotchy skin instead of a fairer one.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Must-try locally made beauty finds


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ZENUTRIENTS CocoMint Foot Lotion

When I was working as a beauty editor sometime ago, part of my job was to test and recommend new products out in the market.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Fitness trackers are the latest arm candy


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The sleeker Jawbone UP in onyx

Fitness trackers are not exactly new—perhaps the old-fashioned version of it is the pedometer, a device used to measure how many steps the wearer has walked on a particular day (remember the recommended 10,000 steps a day?).   Over the past few years, there have been efforts to make activity trackers look more like wearable [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pleats, ‘It’ bags, orange lipstick–the top trends you’ll wear in 2014


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LADY DIOR bag in graded leather

As the saying goes, “Out with the old and in with the new.” So, it’s always about purging last year’s fashion mistakes (like those awful impulse purchases) and, instead, choosing what to get to update your look for 2014.   From the new skirt lengths to prints and various textures, there’s a multitude of styles [...]

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Charity is the new black


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While many are still reeling from the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” most people would agree that now isn’t really the best time to talk about the latest fashion trends.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Get these new beauty finds online


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mel2

Ask any makeup artist, beauty editor or woman what’s on their to-do list when they travel, and one of the sure things on that list is shopping (or hoarding, for that matter) for beauty products not available in Manila.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

How to get bigger eyes without surgery


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EYELID tape

Among the options women with monolids (or chinita eyes) have—aside from applying eye makeup, volumizing mascara, lash extensions or false eyelashes to make their eyes look bigger—is to undergo blepharoplasty (or eye lift), a popular surgical procedure in the Philippines to create double eyelids.

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Valentino’s Rockstud is the new cult shoe in town


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THE ROCKSTUD pump in black patent

Without a doubt, Valentino’s Rockstud collection (a wide range of purses, shoes, sunglasses, jewelry, small leather goods and tech accessories) is one of the most distinct and recognizable accessory lines that have cropped up in recent years.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Nail polish is the new black


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ZOYA’S popular PixieDust Polish in Carter

Up until a few years ago, outrageous nail polish colors seemed a fleeting trend. But now, one can spot colorful nails in the office, as well as on the streets. Even non-fashionistas of all ages wear colors other than the classic reds and pinks.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

A pill that helps cure acne


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I rarely suffered from breakouts and acne during my teens, so it was quite alarming to suddenly start having them in my adult years.

Posted: July 26th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Columns | Read More »

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