Latest Stories
Home » column

Will ‘Kimye’ be the death of Vogue?


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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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 »

  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Noli Yamsuan, Cardinal Sin’s ‘official’ photographer: ‘I could smell the aftershave lotion of the Pope’
  3. Palawan favorite getaway of show biz celebrities
  4. Fashionistas flock to designer’s wedding
  5. Joe de Venecia visits the Queen Mother of Cambodia
  6. President Quezon was born here–and so was Philippine surfing
  7. A tale of two Priscillas: my mother Prissy and Chona Recto Kasten
  8. This is not just a farm
  9. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  10. Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  1. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  4. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  5. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  6. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  7. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  8. Prince William fuels speculation of second royal baby
  9. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  10. This is not just a farm
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?


  • Healing priest invites political leaders to join ‘prayer for nation’
  • Tagle: Christ’s resurrection a message of hope to faithful
  • Aquino vows to intensify anti-corruption drive further
  • Unease in Vatican over cardinal’s luxury flat—report
  • Nepal calls off search for missing guides on Everest—official
  • Sports

  • Rain or Shine grabs No.4, sends Ginebra to 8th
  • Red-hot Alaska rips injury-depleted San Mig Coffee
  • Pacquiao courtesy call to Aquino set for Monday
  • Nick Calathes suspension a reminder of supplement risk
  • Teague scores 28 as Hawks soar past Pacers in Game 1
  • Lifestyle

  • Angono petroglyphs in danger of disappearing
  • Britain’s baby Prince George visits Australian zoo
  • Noli Yamsuan, Cardinal Sin’s ‘official’ photographer: ‘I could smell the aftershave lotion of the Pope’
  • Simplifying and lightening life
  • Where to go for Easter night-out
  • Entertainment

  • Show-biz celebrities’ other choices of summer getaway
  • Why ‘Noah’ can’t dock his ark at Philippine theaters
  • Acclaimed artist goes wild while on holiday
  • Believing in this mermaid
  • Missing Xian
  • Business

  • Supper power
  • Condo unit sales boosted Shang Properties earnings
  • ERC mulls over WESM price cap for May, June
  • Whatever happened to the ubiquitous pagers?
  • Huge 2013 net profits seen difficult to surpass in 2014
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Epiphany
  • Unpaid creditor vs distressed debtor
  • Moving on
  • From culinary desert to paradise
  • Response to China: ‘Usjaphil’
  • Global Nation

  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
  • OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family
  • Aquino, Obama to tackle US pivot to Asia during state visit
  • Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats