Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful – a timely message from Dove

Every now and then, I get these inspiring posts from Instagram about loving yourself and appreciating yourself for what you are. Thoughts like " Admire someone else's beauty while appreciating your own" and "the older you get, the better you get...unless you're a banana." Funny but true, at least for me. I never really loved myself until I got older and had kids. I was looking at my photos when I was in my 30s and I even prefer myself now, 10 years later. The quest to feel beautiful was an uphill climb. In fact, I would like to think the battle scars and experiences ... Continue Reading...

Fearless forecast for the Top 12 finalists in Miss Universe 2016

It's two days before the historic staging of the 65th Miss Universe pageant in our very own Manila, Philippines. After viewing the crucial Long Gown and Swimsuit competitions, we're ready to name the Top 15 bets among the candidates who might just make it to the Top 12 in th semifinals. Feel free to consult this list when the winner is announced on Monday because one of the girls named here will become the next Miss Universe to follow the footsteps of Pia Wurtzbach...o di ba? For this fearless forecast, am giving the floor to our resident beauty pageant expert Ojie ... Continue Reading...

My beauty day at David’s Salon in Madison Galleries Alabang

I've been feeling BLAH of late because of things beyond my control (the TNT fiasco for one). Common sense told me to do something about it, or I will just stay in bed all day feeling pathetic. Someone in her right mind would know pampering and beautifying yourself are time-tested strategies to feel better. Luckily, there was an offer from my hotelier-friend Pearl Peralta-Maclang to try the David's Salon in Alabang which she recently opened with some partners at the Madison Galeries Lifestyle Mall in Alabang. I said yes excitedly as my hair needed new color and life. ... Continue Reading...

Whiten the Japanese way with organic pearl coix

Admittedly, it's my first time to hear about pearl coix. Thanks again to this craft called blogging, I get info about this product that has wonderful effects in lightening the skin, among other health benefits. Fine Japan 100% Organic Pearl Coix Extract Powder is available in a box containing 15 sachets (priced at approximately P1,850 per box), with the requisite label: no approved therapeutic claims. It comes in a soluble form that one can easily mix in water, one's favorite juice drink, coffee or tea. The flavor easily blends in and is non-obtrusive. It is, in ... Continue Reading...

Aveeno, secret to #naturallybeautiful skin, is now in the Philippines!

Skin care addicts treat Aveeno like a cult product - pricier than the others but hailed for its deeply moisturizing properties and for doing wonders to persistent medical conditions like atopic dermatitis or eczema. Though it has existed in the world market for a long time, news that it's finally available in the Philippines was welcomed with relief by its followers. That's right, we no longer have to order this from abroad or hoard in S&R! On the table: Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion (retail price: P459.75) which is the No.1 body lotion formula sold in the ... Continue Reading...