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Browsing Archive: October, 2010

Essie Pretty Edgy

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 29, 2010, In : Reviews 
I was so out of my element today. Bad timing to run around the metro for errands before my flight to Bangkok tonight. Thank God for Piandre Greenbelt where I found an hour of solace before going back to tying loose ends. Quickfix of the day: Mani and pedi.

   
Essie in Pretty Edgy

I chose Essie in Pretty Edgy, one of the three shades of Essie Summer Collection 2010. Lately it's all purples and taupes here and there because well, it's already fall! For a change I wanted something lively and war...

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ScarJo's Shorter Bob

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, In : Celebrities 

One of the things that makes me rethink growing my locks long is a Hollywood celebrity pulling off a fab short haircut. I almost got distracted and wanted to call my hairstylist to book an appointment when I saw Scarlett Johansson’s summer bob in its shorter crop version. At the Mango Fashion Awards in Barcelona last week, ScarJo sported an even choppier version of the original cut, which now grazes the nape of her neck with thinned out, longer wisps in front. I am so tempted right now.


 
 

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Beauty Diet: What Supplements to Take

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, In : Reviews 
There are loads of oral beauty supplements (dermaceuticals/nutraceuticals) out there that promise to make you healthier and more beautiful. I dove into research and even talked to top dermatologists to find the few worth popping. Here are the top five beauty supplements I highly recommend in conjunction with the beauty diet:

1. Sun Protection 
Aside from daily use of a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen, boost your UV protection all year by taking an antioxidant supplement such as Heliocare. New r...

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Chanel Hydrabase Lipstick

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 25, 2010, In : Reviews 
Another Chanel lip make-up I'm addicted to since this year's fall season started!

What it is according to Chanel: A lipstick with a moisturizing cream formula with a long-lasting satiny finish that provides medium-to-full coverage that won't fade, smudge or feather. 


Chanel Hydrabase in Sirene

I say...
 
Mositurizing benefit: The product description of Chanel is pretty accurate on how moisturizing this lipstick is. I'm almost halfway done with my first tube and I'm in love! One of the main reasons...

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Chanel Glossimer

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 25, 2010, In : Reviews 
There's no such thing that speaks of classic and timeless beauty other than Chanel, from their limited edition palettes patterned from their timeless fashion pieces to their rich luxurious products. Chanel Glossimer is one of the mainstays I have in my beauty arsenal since time immemorial. I like to change my lipcolor a lot, play with different textures, experiment with matte and satin finishes, but I never seem to leave the house without this ultra-lipgloss. As a beauty blogger, I cannot aff...
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Kate Moss' New Bangs

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, In : Celebrities 


I find it odd that Kate Moss experiments on her fashion wardrobe a lot but doesn’t really put any thought on doing the same when it comes to beauty. That’s why it was such a surprise to catch her in a new beauty make-over: bangs! The supermodel and trendsetter, who set off a hair craze back in 2007 when she initially cut herself some brow-grazing fringe, returned to the style at the London release party for Bryan Ferry’s new album, Olympia—for which her famous face provides the cover ...

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Muji Opens In Manila

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, In : Announcements 
Finally, after the long wait! Japanese brand MUJI opens it's 120th store worldwide in the Philippines, brought by retailer Store Specialists, Inc. The Muji Manila store is located at Bonifacio High Street, in the space currently occupied by Play & Display’s second BHS branch (above Gap). 



Muji — or Mujirushi Ryouhin in its full Japanese name, is best known for being a “brand-less” brand (the name itself means “no name good products”). They have a wide variety of clothing, accessori...

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Kristen Back to Brunette

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, In : Celebrities 


Kristen Stewart’s dye job (thanks to colorist Marie Robinson) was the talk of the town last summer as the Twilight star went for strawberry blonde for the saga’s Eclipse press event. Just a few days ago though, Stewart has returned to her roots for fall, vaunting a deep chestnut hue at Spike TV’s Scream 2010 awards last weekend. The dark shade transition is perfect especially for the cold months ahead—despite having been fans of her ginger strands. Which of the two hair colors do you ...

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Beauty Diet: What to Eat

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 18, 2010, In : Tips 
It’s no secret that eating a healthy, balanced diet helps your waistline, but did you know it can also affect your appearance? A healthy diet, full of vitamins and minerals, can help combat aging, make your skin glow and even help your hair grow stronger. 

Wrinkles: Retinoids are a form of vitamin C, which is a known wrinkle reducer. They work by helping your body naturally produce more collagen, and more collagen means less wrinkles. A few foods high in vitamin C are brocolli, berries, citr...

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Relax Your Way To Radiance

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 18, 2010, In : Announcements 
This just in from Twangoo: 40% off House of Obagi's 60-minute signature facial!  
Avail of this limited time promo for only ₱2,100 (from ₱3,500) and save ₱1,400!

"In today's modern world our skin is exposed to many harsh elements. Pollution, UV rays, drying air-con, and sweaty humidity, all take their toll and can leave your skin looking damaged and tired. So today Twangoo are offering you a chance to brighten and rejuvenate your skin at the famous House of Obagi.

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Nars Holiday Collection 2010

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : Collection 
For the holidays, it’s nice to see something almost traditional — with lots of golds, silvers, berries and plums — from such an untraditional brand. Nars cosmetics just came out with their Holiday Collection 2010 today. The colors are just the right hues I'm looking for to use this coming December, many of them shimmery and saturated but not heavy or foreboding. Francois usually likes to throw in a few quirky shades, but this time he shows some restraint to tell a tightly woven color st...
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Kleenex Oil Blotter

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : Reviews 
Remember when you were still in highschool and make-up seemed to be the last thing in your head? When your kikay kit consisted only of a comb, toothbrush & toothpaste and an oil blotter? The most popular vanity product back in the early 2000 (when tweens still didn't find the need to save up for make-up unlike kids nowadays) was the oil blotter. Most of my classmates passed on a packet, sharing one film after another to their entire barkada. The only manufacturer of oil blotters was Clean & C...
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First Name's DIOR, Last Name's CO

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 14, 2010, In : Announcements 
Hello everyone! First, I want to say many thanks for all the wonderful messages and feedbacks I've been receiving from you guys! However, I cannot ignore the fact that most of you who've been following me still thinks DIOR CO is a cosmetics company affiliated with Christian Dior cosmetics (Christian "Dior Co"mpany). I've been referred to as "it" instead of "she". So just to clear the air and end my frustration (Though I'm still very grateful my parents named me after the perfume. I dare say m...
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"Be Healthy, Look Healthy" Contest

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 14, 2010, In : Contests 
 


How to join and qualify:

1. Log on to Facebook.

2. "Like”, and "share" this blogsite. 
Like and share buttons are just below the website header and above the latest blog entry.
 
3. Share the promo photo of this contest from Dior Co Make-up Artistry facebook fanpage on your facebook wall and tag at least 5 friends. 

4. Post your answer to this question on Dior Co Make-up Artistry's facebook wall:

WHAT DO YOU DO TO ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN GOOD HEALTH FOR THE SAKE OF BEAUTY?

Sample entry: "I drink as m...

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Are You Sleep-deprived?

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 14, 2010, In : News 
Our bodies give us plenty of signals when we're tired. But some of us, including I, are so used to being sleep deprived that we remain oblivious to how impaired we really are. Sleep debt isn’t something you can pay off in a weekend; it can take weeks of building up restorative sleep habits. Read on the five signs below and see if your lack of zzzs is hurting your health.



1. Simple decisions become hard to make
You’re up late one night booking your next vacation, and even though you know the...

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Another Weekend Sale

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 14, 2010, In : Announcements 
One sign that Christmas is already around the corner: Bazaar shopping! This weekend is a huge reminder to all of us that the season of giving is almost here. Check out two major events happening this weekend. Goodluck to your little plastics, ladies, looks like they're going to be bruised a couple of times this Friday to Sunday.

The Sale that won't last Forever: Forever 21 (October 15-17)



Don't miss the Forever 21 Sale at SM Megamall. Get 10% off on all regular items when you present your SM Ad...

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Artistry of Life World Tour

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, In : News 
It's no secret that one of the many perks of being a beauty blogger is being invited to events and product launches thrown by cosmetic giants. Those who know me knows that I'm not really fond of attending as a huge part of my previous corporate job, where I did PR and marketing for a multinational cosmetics company, was organizing and materializing these events. In any occassion that I do attend, it would only mean one thing -- that I actually believe in the brand and in the products they mak...
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Make-up for Non-pro Photos

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 11, 2010, In : Tips 
This is a blog post on how to apply makeup for non-professional photographs (i.e. those being taken with a standard point-and-shoot camera and flash, without any set lighting.)



Do you have a special occasion to attend, a big night out coming up or simply an event where your photos will be taken? Want look great in person and on film? It can be done! 

1Start by creating a camera-friendly canvasExfoliate the face to remove any dry, flaky skin; then, tone and moisturize to create a smooth base...


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Think Pink This October

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 11, 2010, In : Trend Reports 
Each October, hundreds, if not thousands, of products are emblazoned with pink ribbons, colored pink, or otherwise sold with a promise of a small portion of the total cost being donated to support breast cancer awareness or research. You can support the cause by, well, shopping. In my case, since there are only a few beauty companies launching breast cancer awareness products in our country (US has dozens of cosmetic giants promoting products for the cause this month like Avon, Revlon, Aveda ...
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You: Being Beautiful

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 8, 2010, In : Reviews 
YOU: Being Beautiful: The Owner's Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty is the follow-up book to Roizen and Oz's current bestseller YOU: Staying Young. The book gives a holistic approach to beauty as it targets three dimensions of beauty: looking beautiful, feeling beautiful and being beautiful. I've got this for myself in 2008 but didn't really have the chance to open it until yesterday when I was looking for a book to start after finishing my last fiction.

As described by Amazon:

"In this book, Dr...

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Going Ombré

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 8, 2010, In : Announcements 
I'm seriously tired dying my hair while growing it. If I keep up with the rate and frequency I dye, my hair would really 'die'. It was fun changing haircolors as often as I could when I was sporting short 'dos. I didn't need to deal with dry and damaged locks since I cut them every month anyways. But now that I'm growing my hair, it's such a hassle to maintain the color and the highlights. I was thinking it'd be wise to dye it all in my natural hair color brown but I don't want my hair to und...
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Justin Bieber Nail Polish

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 8, 2010, In : News 
He's already crooned and danced his way to the top of the music world, and now Bieber is taking on... beauty?! Believe it or not, the answer is a big yes. The young pop star teamed up with nail care company Nicole by OPI to create The One Less Lonely Girl Collection, which will launch exclusively at Walmart this December. Beginning in February 2011, it'll also be sold at Target, Sears, and Ulta stores. JB may not be a nail polish-wearing dude like some of his punk rock cohorts, but his hit so...
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Serena's Undone Braid

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 8, 2010, In : Celebrities 
If you saw Gossip's Girl latest episode last Monday, you're probably just as eager as I to talk about the braid hairstyle Serena wore to Chuck's charity benefit. (Translation for non-Gossip-fans: Here's a really interesting braid hairstyle worn by the lovely Blake Lively). So, Blake's hair was stick-straight and loose, but the ends of one front section were woven into a thick braid. Ie've seen braids incorporated into loose, long hairstyles many times before, but usually they are smaller and/...
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Essie's Chosen Six for Fall

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 7, 2010, In : Collection 
I'm a bit late on this one, but I'm still posting it. Anyway, Essie's Fall 2010 Collection is out since September and features six lovely new shades for us to paint our nails this Ber months. I must say: I like all six of these shades and is having a hard time picking a favorite. I think they'd all look appropriate as we get into the cooler months. Here are the shades:

  • In Stitches: cheeky blush pink
  • Limited Addiction: racy garnet red
  • Sew Psyched: cashmere-soft sage pewter
  • Merino Cool: sensuous a...

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Pesky Blackheads

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 7, 2010, In : Tips 
I never really had any problems with blackheads until recently, but I imagine most of you have been facing these pesky spots for a time now. So here are some tips on ditching these little buggers. Rid yourself of some of the ones you have now and prevent getting more in the future.

Exfoliate. Really. I know, blah blah blah, right? Wrong! If you don’t exfoliate, you will never get rid of those blackheads. Exfoliating your skin clears your pores of dead skin cells and other oils that clog pore...

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No More Trial & Error

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, In : Tips 
When I was still in gradeschool dealing with Mathematics, trial and error has always been part of the learning process to solve a certain equation. When I stepped into college, certain philosophical studies say that experience is the best way for us human beings to learn. And even after finishing school, I've had a few mishaps that could've turned to regret if I didn't convince myself that I should just "charge it to experience". 

Lucky for us ladies, when it comes to beauty choices, there a...

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Anti-Aging Ice Cream, Anyone?

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 4, 2010, In : News 
Have you heard about the latest scoop on the next new wrinkle-fighting product? Well if you've read that question pretty well, the answer is in it. Apparently, this new anti-aging product will be found in the grocery store. And not in the beauty aisle, but in the frozen foods section! Yes, right up there next to your favorite pint of Ben & Jerry's. A beauty company is actually taking the idea of anti-aging "cream" to a whole new literal level. Rumor has it that Unilever--one of the big beauty...
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Evil Reigns in MAC

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 4, 2010, In : Collection 


Aside from its highly pigmented formulas, MAC is also known for numerous genius collaborations. From Hello Kitty to Barbie to Liberty of London to Stacey Bendet, MAC really knows how to make its users queue for limited edition cosmetic collectibles. As of the end of Septemnber, the beauty giant unveils its latest launch, Venomous Villains, which came as a result from a partnership with Disney. Rather than curate a collection around much-loved heroines, attention was turned to the bad guys—o...

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"Your Favorite Blog Post" Winners

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 4, 2010, In : Contests 
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of "Your Favorite Blog Post" Contest!
 
Grand prize winner: 
Blanca Santos Dela Cruz (The complete CoverGirl Party-ready Kit), 
Runner-up: Maryse Cindyle Monsod (CoverGirl Lashblast Mascara)
Runner-up: and Joyce Kua (CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain)
 
My gratitude goes to everyone who participated and joined the contest! More promos, contests and prizes to be given away in the weeks to come so stay tuned!

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Affordable Bright Lipsticks

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, October 3, 2010, In : Reviews 
When the year started, all beauty junkies were off to the counters for the search for the best bright lipstick there is. The hunt went on as the trend dominated not only the catwalks, but the red carpet as well. Up until now, I still get a lot of queries as to where to find the best bright lippies even if 2011 is about to close in. Today, I'm not only giving you the scoop on what brands carry the best bright shades, but also which brands have the most affordable ones! I wouldn't want you ladi...
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