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Don’t forget the polish

THE FACE Shop nail polish—from solid colors to glittery ones. TOFF TIOZON

The first thing that caught my eye as I was looking through The Face Shop’s nail polish display was the little sign that said P95. At such a bargain, there was still a wide array of nail polish colors, from classic bold reds to trendy frosted blues.   When I got to try the brand’s [...]

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

Two things you should get for yourself this season

GUERLAIN’S long-wearing foundation

Holidays may be hectic, but that shouldn’t affect your beauty routine. I notice when my friends paint their nails, they give the impression that they really take time to get ready. The thing about polish is it does make you “look polished” and you can actually wear it for five days or even longer if it is gel nail lacquer.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

12 gift ideas for nail polish fans


Given the world’s growing obsession with nail polish, we’re sure you have a lacquer fan or two on your Christmas list this year. But the idea of nail polish shopping can be daunting to the uninitiated—especially since Christmas is five days away and there’s no shortage of brands and shades to choose from.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Are your nails beauty pageant-ready?

MISS Angola gets her nails done OPI-style

Inspired by the women competing in the Miss Universe pageant, nail polish mega brand OPI has created a trio of beauty queen-worthy shades.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

Nailphiles–the new breed of fashionistas

AGOO Bengzon

It’s no secret—I feel naked without nail polish. I can go to a party with a makeup-free face but my nails must always be painted—even for a trip to the supermarket.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Paint on these fashionable nail polish colors for Fall 2013

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With 123 days left before Christmas, there is no denying the onset of the “ber” months. In the fashion and beauty industries September brings the Fall collection.

Posted: August 30th, 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 »

Gift ideas for nail polish addicts


Nail polish is a great stocking stuffer for the girls on your list who like obsessing about their nails. But how do you choose from a sea of bottles?

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Nail polish is the new lipstick


There’s no doubt about it—nail polish is the new lipstick. And I’m not just saying this because of my mad obsession.

Posted: April 27th, 2012 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Hot new polish shades for summer

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Still on the lookout for pretty nail colors to wear with your flip-flops and bikinis? Inquirer Lifestyle rounded up some of summer’s hottest shades.

Posted: April 20th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Nailing Christmas


1. Apply a base coat to protect your natural nails. 2. Apply white nail polish on your accent nail, the one where you would like to paint the Christmas tree. Polish your other nails with green nail polish. Allow a few minutes for the polishes to dry completely before painting the design. 3. Choose a green nail polish and dab three large dots on your accent nail that resembles a triangle. This will serve as guide for the Christmas tree. Add another dot of the same color and size inside the triangle.

Posted: December 17th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

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