No stranger to rubies, diamonds and precious stones, jeweler Candy Dizon is a gem in her own right.
The daughter of Jul B. Dizon, trained by her mother and grandmother to manage the family business, Jul B. Dizon Jewelry, Candy’s talent for making trinkets runs in the blood.
For this page, she takes a detour from her usual area of expertise to share her fashion and beauty favorites. But if you find yourself wanting to invest in some jewels, do check out Candy’s creations.
Lipstick. “Lucy Gomez gave me my very first Tom Ford lipstick. The shade is Casablanca and I instantly fell in love with it. I recently sent her a text message to thank her for giving me one more. It is my go-to lipstick because it’s somewhat on the nude side, but gives my lip a certain sheen that I love.
“Whenever I feel like being more daring, I use my MAC’s Ruby Woo. It’s just the right red on my lips, and it makes me feel sexy.”
Cleanser. A few years ago, at a press event of Koh Gen Do, I was able to try the Cleansing Spa Water. Since then, it has been a staple in my nighttime facial cleansing ritual. I like the fact that it is very lightly scented and that it takes off my makeup without the use of harsh chemicals.”
Moisturizer. “I am a late bloomer when it comes to skincare. I used to not put anything on my face and just used any kind of soap I had at home. It was only during my mid-30s when I realized the importance of moisturizing. My sister Janina introduced me to La Mer and, now, my closet is stocked up with Face Sun Lotion and Moisturizing Cream, mainly because I love the way my skin has improved since I started using the products, and also because I am afraid of the price increase. Yes, I am a hoarder.”
Lip enhancer, pore refiner. “My blog and passion for makeup have given me opportunities to try different makeup brands. Once I like something, I tend to use it forever. There are a few products from Benefit that I love. Lip Plump makes my lipstick stay on longer. It is a neutral-tone lip enhancer that helps smooth and fill in lines while building up the contour of the lips, making them appear fuller and younger. Porefessional is another Benefit product I’ve hoarded. This oil-free balm minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines, making my skin look smoother.”
Flats and scarves
“Fashion must-haves for me are ballet flats, Levi’s Curve ID jeans and scarves.
“Even during summer here in Manila, the temperature inside my shop in The Peninsula Manila stays winter-like. I start the day off wearing a dress that may be fine for the tropical weather, but it is my scarf that keeps my blood circulating when I get to the office. I hardly wear printed dresses, so I like my scarves to be vivid in color and have interesting prints on them to give my outfit a bit of character.
“I also go to work wearing flats, especially when I know that I will be wearing heels for a nighttime event. Ballet flats are probably one of the best fashion inventions. I have my Chanel black ones, a Schu turquoise and a pair of H&M light pink ones that my feet love.
“Three years ago, I was given a pair of Levi’s Curve ID. Since my first pair, I have bought over five different colors, because no other jeans fit me better.”