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Why people are raving about ‘oil pulling’


Every morning for the past two weeks, I’ve been waking up so as to take a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish it around for 5-10 minutes. Sounds like an unusual beauty routine, but I’ve been hearing and reading a lot about this practice called oil pulling. I was curious, so I thought of trying it.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Why more and more women like me are ditching the heels for flat shoes

CELINE’S luxe snakeskin sneaker

When it comes to shoes, what stylish woman doesn’t love a killer pair of stilettos to spice up her outfit? And if they’re less than comfortable, there’s also the assortment of cushions, gels and pads to ease the discomfort, all for the sake of fashion.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

More must-try locally made finds


Last February, I wrote an article on must-try locally made beauty finds. That article got so much good feedback that I decided to add more to the list, including a locally made line of shirts I recently got my hands on. Here are some new discoveries:

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

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 »