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The Body Shop Gives Back To Nature

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, December 1, 2018, In : Announcements 
I cannot believe it's already December! Last Christmas felt just like months ago. It's gift-giving season once again and the stress of ticking off check marks on my very long list has been bothering me for quite some time now. The Body Shop is one of my favorite go-to brands for gift sets that are easily appreciated by friends and family. Every year, they have a wide selection of gift sets to choose from -- so wide that it makes it harder to choose which is for whom. 

This year is no different...
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Project Vanity x Ellana Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, In : Reviews 
Whenever I'm asked by my readers and clients what brand of cosmetics I'd suggest if they're on a budget, I only have less than five brands I can confidently recommend to them. And one of those would be Ellana. I've always been a fan of their powders and refill my own pot twice a year. And that's just for my own personal use!

Last week, Ellana got me excited with their new collaboration with Project Vanity -- the Ellana Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel. Infused with marula oil to help nourish the brows...
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Custom Brows By Browhaus

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, In : Announcements 
I've never really trusted anyone to do my brows until last week. Can you believe I've never had my brows threaded or waxed before? The fear of having it over-plucked, or infected by unsanitary tools made me trust no one by myself and stay away from brow salons. But upon attending Browhaus' event and hearing how professional, well-trained and sanitary they are, I immediately felt confident to finally let someone touch my brows. 


Browhaus is your one-stop brow and lash grooming salon, built for ...
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Hair Care by The Body Shop

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, In : Reviews 
I consider my baths sacred. It's the one time of the day when I can just escape from all the stresses of life, and find peace and serenity without anyone to disturb me. I take this fifteen minutes I have all to myself seriously and only choose the most luscious shower companions and best scents one can have in the shower. I have too many toiletries of different scents to suit any mood, and a quarter of them is from The Body Shop.

Recently, The Body Shop have extended their haircare range so ...
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BSoul Launches in Manila

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, In : Reviews 
I've dabbled on skincare as early as when I was 17 years old. I was a bit too paranoid then, I used anti-aging skincare as I thought using it as early as my age then would prevent my skin from premature aging. I've learned later that applying on your face what your skin doesn't need can cause more harm than good. Ever since, I made my regimen simple.

Fast forward to now and I'm in my 30's. I'm back to my paranoid self who's slowly feeling a cringe every time she sees the finest line on her ey...
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Bridal: Grace Sevilla - Uy Cana

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, June 7, 2018, In : Works 
Photography by Black Tie Project
Makeup by Dior Co
Hair by Jeri Sebastian








Photography by Black Tie Project

Makeup by Dior Co
Hair by Jeri Sebastian




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Bridal: Cherry Li - Cabrera

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, June 7, 2018, In : Works 
Photography by Manny and April Photography
Makeup by Dior Co
Hair by Emerson Labay







Photography by Manny and April Photography
Makeup by Dior Co
Hair by Emerson Labay


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Bridal: Inah de Guzman

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, May 31, 2018, In : Works 
Photography by Blissful House Digital
Makeup by Dior Co
Hair by Ariel Vasquez














Photography by Blissful House Digital
Makeup by Dior Co
Hair by Ariel Vasquez


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Bridal: Lorianne Pineda - Timbre

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, In : Works 
Photography by Jaja Samaniego
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian






Photography by Jaja Samaniego
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian


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Bridal: Patricia Que - Calantoc

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, In : Works 
Photography by Filterpan Studio
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian









Photography by Filterpan Studio
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian

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Freedom from Dailies Aqua Comfort

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, May 21, 2018,
It has been the longest time since I last wore contact lenses. "Style Over Comfort" has been harder to pull off these days since I've added 'mother' to my many hats I wear. I'd sign up right away for anything that is both stylish and comfortable. Case in point, Alcon new's ‘freedom’ contact lenses that launched last week at i-Darts Dash BGC.





Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus contact lenses deliver blink-activated moisture for refreshing comfort throughout the day. It harnesses the power of every b...

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Review: Cream Silk Fresh Hydration

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, March 26, 2018, In : Reviews 
If you follow my both my blog site, you'd know how much I've raved about Cream Silk conditioners. Like here. I've tried all variants and are happy with all of them. My favorites are Stunning Shine (gold) and Damage Control (Blue) variants. I know some people who enjoy the smoothness and silkiness Cream Silk provide but feel that conditioners weigh their hair down, making hair limp than usual. I personally don't have a problem with this as I need that extra weight to make my hair look less thi...
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Review: K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Lasting Lip Tint

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, In : Reviews 
The comeback of the 90's matte lips trend right now doesn't resonate to me. I just don't understand why I'd choose dry matte lips over plump supple puckers. But the usual problem with gloss or creamy lippies is their longevity. The shine stays for an hour tops and the color, short lived.

Then K-Palette comes up with a 1 Day Tattoo Lasting Lip Tint that gives us gloss lovers some hope. It's said to be a long-lasting and moisturising lip tint that is not sticky nor goopy.


It has four shades to ...

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Strip White for Summer

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, March 16, 2018, In : Reviews 
It's just the start of summer and my face has already garnered some skin damage from the sun, thanks to our holiday trip in New Zealand and a weekend wedding in Cebu. Oh the cost of travel!

I was already pondering on what skin treatment to book when I received an invite from Strip Manila to try a session of their newest treatment, Strip White. It's an innovative procedure that revitalizes and whitens the skin -- just what I need!

Strip at the Mega Fashion Hall



This non-invasive rejuvenation tre...

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Play It Forward with The Body Shop

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, December 13, 2017,
This Christmas, The Body Shop Philippines has teamed up with International Alert to send love, joy and compassion to some of the most vulnerable peaople in the world. 

Every gift bought from their seasonal collections helps support the Peace Play Project in Lebanon for a year, which provides a safe space for children to play and heal.

Are you game? I am! So here are just some of my personal picks for Christmas from The Body Shop:

Frosted Plum Series

A truly sophisticated indulgence for your body,...
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Clearer with Creer

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, December 3, 2017, In : Reviews 
One of the things I'm truly religious about is my cleansing regimen. I may skip moisturizers or other steps in my skincare routine, but one thing's for sure, I never go to bed until my face is immaculately clean. Most women I know complain on removing their makeup at the end of the day that some even sleep with their makeup on. I cannot relate! I actually enjoy stripping my face off all that's left of the day and let my skin breathe, making sure not even one dot is left. 

I've probably tried a...
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Harnessing the Power of Seeds

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, In : Announcements 
How well we take care of our bodies and our skin definitely shows. Our bodies, including our skin, deserve a boost. That's why I'm committed to always check the ingredients list of anything I put on my skin.

Avon True developed the all-new Avon True Nutra Effects with active ingredients that were derived from the goodness of nature. With Chia Seed's omega-3 and antioxidant properties, two skincare lines were created -- MATTIFYING and HYDRA-BOOST.  


The MATTIFYING line (combination to oily ski...
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My Hair's Daily Defense

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, September 7, 2017, In : Reviews 
Despite being challenging and difficult, there's a few things I liked about my pregnancy and wish I have kept. For one, my skin was luminous and blemish-free! I also had luscious shiny hair that I barely needed to manage. That was, until last month when my hair began falling. It's not as bad as some women, but still!

So I've contacted my resident hairstylist to give my hair the much needed treatment it needs and she suggested that I get myself hairstyling products that are sulfate-free. I'm no...
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The Power of Lipstick

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, July 24, 2017, In : Announcements 
What can give more instant power and confidence in us than a single swipe from our trusty bullet? This year, on it’s 3rd run, The SM Store Beauty Section is calling all beauty addicts – whether you’re a girl-on-the-go, a supermom, a young-at-heart, or a woman-at-heart to harness The Power of Lipstick and own it!

On July 29, which also marks the official International Lipstick Day, the whole nation will be able to experience a ton of discounts, freebies and promotional offers from all pa...
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Review: BeauuGreen Eye Patch

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, July 7, 2017, In : Reviews 
Oh, sleep, how I missed you! And what I miss equally is my bright eyes sans eyebags and undereye circles! Thanks to BeauuGreen Hydrogel Eye Patch, I have a shot to getting rid of these bags and circles.

BeauuGreen is a Korean brand specializing in skincare masks and eye patches. They are known for their Hydrogel Eye Patches that are enriched with essences that penetrate deep inside the skin to supply nutrients to the sensitive eye rims. It's said to restore hydration and elasticity.



 I've ...

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Sun Protection that is Eres Tu

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, July 7, 2017,
If there's one thing I miss on my pregnancy, it's the luminous skin it temporarily gave me. Now, not only is my skin back on being unpredictable, I now have to worry about early signs of aging due to well, my age! Just as I was researching what I need to get my skin back in its younger condition, Eres Tu sent a few of their sun protection products as it arrived Manila through Watsons. And as I always say, sun protection is the one thing you can't skip when it comes to skincare!

Thanks for this...

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An Afternoon with the pH Care Girls

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, July 3, 2017, In : Events 
Select media and influencers gathered at Le Petit Soufflé a couple of weeks ago to discover what pH Care has to offer. Turns out they have so many variants for every concern a woman may need. “The care that women need is deliberate, intentional, and intimate, and this goes most especially in the feminine area. We know that the feminine area is very sensitive and it takes a deeper understanding to formulate the right products that women can use everyday. pH Care spent years conducting study...
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Dove's Most Skin-caring Formula

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, May 29, 2017, In : Reviews 
When I was a teen, I think I've tried a couple of deodorants, local and imported, just because that was the thing teens try out a lot at a certain phase. And man, have my underarm suffered! The fragrances in those formulas were harsh that my underarm skin got really irritated to the point that I swore off deos. Fast-forward ten years and Dove came along. I was hesitant to try first because of my past experiences with deos but after one try of the Original Dove deodorant, I never looked back. ...
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Maternity Shoot: Dazzling Mom Shaine

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, In : Works 
My first post after giving birth is to share with you guys the first makeup booking I accepted after giving birth, two months post-partum. It was bittersweet leaving my baby girl for a couple of hours as I missed her terribly (and worried for no reason) but at the same time got really excited to be part of the universe again! I was ecstatic that my first job would be for Shaine's maternity shoot. She had our shoot at 35 weeks pregnant, just like I did last January. Besides all the pregnancy a...
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Wild About Personalized Body Butters

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, December 2, 2016, In : Events 
Available for a limited time only, The Body Shop is offering us free personalization of their best-selling body butters! I had the chance to avail of this service first-hand at their Christmas booth in Mall of Asia last Wednesday and I tell you, it's hard not to get carried away and get a body butter for all my scent-loving girl friends!



For every purchase of 200ml of 400ml of body butter, they'll print a personalized label for you. How?

1. Pick a scent or flavor of butter butter.
You can choo...

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Girlstuff Holiday 2016 Collection

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, In : Reviews 
To start feeling festive for the holidays, start with thy tips! For high-quality, trendy and safe nail polish at prices we all can afford, Girlstuff is top of mind. 

Girlstuff puts me in that mood with their Holiday 2016 collection consisting of three shades I cannot resist: You Had Me at Merlot is a opulent wine shade; Crème de la Crème is a brilliant pearl tone and Death by Chocolate is an indulgent Grown (grey-brown) color. Get these three in a kit with Girlstuff long-lasting top coat and...
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Céleteque’s Matte Lipsticks

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, November 4, 2016, In : Reviews 
The drier months have arrived and it's becoming more and more difficult to pull off the matte lips look. Good thing Céleteque has a new offering of matte lipsticks that still can deliver vivid colors and keep our lips soft. Co-created with dermatologists, these lippies are infused with dermo-grade ingredients that keep sensitive lip skin healthy this season.



Céleteque Matte Lipsticks lends lips a matte color finish while still being long-wearing. It contains Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) in...

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Cathy Doll At 7/11

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, In : Announcements 
I've blogged about Cathy Doll twice this year. The first one was all about their grand launch and the second time was when I discovered their effective slimming products. I rarely do that with a brand and when I do, it just means I'm seriously in love with their products! 

Here's a brief description of three of whitening products I've come to try this month from Cathy Doll:



Sweet Dream Water Splash Essence with L-Glutathione 

Specially formulated for asian skin, this leave-on essence contains Na...

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Watsons Hair Treats

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 28, 2016, In : Announcements 
When my readers ask for my recommendation on any beauty buy, I always give them two options. First is a splurge-worthy product and second is a similar product at a much lower price. Even on a budget, there's no excuse to forego our instincts to prettify ourselves. And when our beauty is on a budget, my favorite place to look is Watsons.

Recently, Watsons has created a line for us to cop the look of luscious locks all day, everyday. Hair Treats is a line of Watsons exclusive hair care products ...
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Prenup: Bryna + Chris

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, In : Works 
A three-day prenup shoot in Hong Kong

Photography by Nelwin Uy
Styling by Lifestyle by Feliz
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian








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Sleek Enough To Fit My Kit

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, August 15, 2016, In : Reviews 
Sleek makeup has been one of the most promising cosmetic brands that recently arrived in Manila. Not only do they have a line-up that can complete your entire makeup kit, they're also surprisingly affordable. Almost all, if not all their products are highly pigmented, making them favorites of makeup artists like me.

Last month, Sleek gathered bloggers and makeup artists to reintroduce the brand and new makeup in their line-up, most appropriate for the cooler months ahead.


Here are my top three ...
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Bridal: Mitzi Uy - Chan

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, In : Works 
Photography by Team Benitez
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Fredz San Antonio









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Bridal: Sandra Lee - Gardon

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, In : Works 
Photography by Jeff & Lisa Photography
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian






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A Great Hair Day with Himawari

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, June 16, 2016, In : Reviews 
It's been more than half a year now since I chopped off my long locks. And contrary to popular belief, short hair is so much harder to maintain. You got to visit the salon for a snip every six to eight weeks to keep the right shape of your short 'do. With long hair before, I can just pony up or put it in a bun if I'm lazy to style it up. But with short hair, I gotta blowdry, use the iron, and apply God knows how many products to style it right. Yes, it's been an awful whole lot of deal to be ...
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Poise Makeup

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, June 3, 2016, In : Reviews 
One reason why I've always been drawn into makeup is because it's the easiest way to change one's look. It's not permanent and that makes it fun to experiment and play with. Want to look sweet? Go for soft shades of pink. Want to look fierce? There's always contouring techniques. Want to look poised? Go for classics and neutrals. The latter is actually a personal favorite. No one can go wrong with that one.

So with all the brands launching pop and trendy colors, it's a breathe of fresh air t...
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Bold Hair with Watsons

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, In : Events 
If there's one concern we human beings share, it has to do with our crowning glory -- our hair. Now more than ever, our hair is a statement to who are in this world. However, most of us are still afraid to really let our personalities show because of fear of hair damage and costly maintenance. 

Watsons’ recently launched their “Color Your Hair Bold” initiative at Revel, The Palace, to ease these worries of women by highlighting that hair coloring is not only fun, it is also safe, afford...
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Rise Without the Shine with Porefessional Line

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, In : Reviews 
Despite the scorching heat, I still love summer. But if there's one thing I can do without these sunny days, it would be the appearance of my pores. So for humid days likes the ones we're experiencing nowadays, I make sure I have just the right cosmetics to combat my POREblems. 

Benefit Cosmetics share our woes, as they launch two more products in the Porefessional Line -- The Instant Wipeout Masks and Matte Rescue Gel.

 

Instant Wipeout Masks

This dual-sided face mask cleans out and smooths out...
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The Healing Power of Vaseline

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, May 2, 2016, In : Announcements 
Did you know that tropical weather can actually dehydrate your skin? Unbeknownst to many, living in an environment with a hot and humid climate does not mean that one’s skin will not turn dry. Every day, skin is exposed to factors that can damage and dry it out. From hot showers, air-conditioned rooms, to the heat and pollution during one’s daily commute, skin is stripped off of its natural hydration and moisture. Thanks to Vaseline, it's now easier for us to replenish our skin’s moistu...
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Summer Trunkshow by Row 101

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, April 7, 2016, In : Announcements 
Lately, I've found myself in no mood to go to malls. I mean, yes, shopping is one of the most delightful things women can ever do; but it seems to be a boring task nowadays because everything's too "commercial". It's rare to find something one-of-a-kind anymore. I've heard a lot of horror stories from my friends where they attended a party or an event only to have two more women wear the same dress, shoes, and even jewellery! 

Last week, I was able to attend the exclusive Row 101 media preview...
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Bridal: Maine Redoloso - Agujo

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, April 4, 2016, In : Works 
Photography by Studio XOXO
Videography by Director's Cut Digital Video Production
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian












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Colorful Glowing Nails

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, April 1, 2016, In : Reviews 
I've always loved summer. It's the only time of the year when you can go a bit playful and experimental and get away with almost anything, fashion-wise. And with the runway trends tilting towards more vibrant colors, why not head that way too in choosing the colors to put on our tips?

Girlstuff, one of the local brands I truly believe in, has recently launched their colorful summer collection and Solique UV-Glow Gel Top Coat, a revolutionary product that can make any nail color glow under UV l...
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Your Mascara's Partner In Prime

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, In : Events 
I definitely felt the change the moment I turned 30 two months ago. There's more 'adulting' stuff to do now and the pressure to make something out of your life can't just be shoo-ed away. But apparently, all a busy girl needs is a few good hours to join her girlfriends enjoy an afternoon of cocktails, makeup and a hilarious chick flick to recuperate.

With Benefit PH's Kriska Ramos and the usual hunks of Benefit Cosmetics events

Last month, the Benefit PH team treated friends from the media to a...
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Bridal: Christine Lim - Ramos

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, In : Works 
Photography by Ruffa & Mike
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian













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Bridal: Charms Haw Lim

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, February 13, 2016, In : Works 
Photography by Francis Perez
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian




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Bridal: Avelyn Lim - Ang

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, January 14, 2016, In : Works 
Photography by Chestknots Studio
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian







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Your Perfect Makeup Match

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, In : Reviews 
What sets you off the most as to how people wear makeup? I think majority would say it's when somebody's base makeup doesn't match their skin. Nowadays, it's not just a matter of lighter facial skin tone that I normally see, it's even the facial temperature (warmer = yellow & colder = pink) that doesn't match the neck! Thank goodness for makeup brands that truly invest so much into their R&D to give us our perfect match. And I'm not just talking about a range of 20 skin tones, I'm talking abo...
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Feel So Good This Christmas

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, November 26, 2015, In : Reviews 
It's that time of the year again when we head over the malls to find that perfect gift for our loved ones. Every Christmas, I'm thankful for the many brands that offer us gift sets that make it easier for us to shop. And one of my favourite stores to visit is The Body Shop. Not only do they have tons of gift sets to offer, they're also value for money!

This year, The Body Shop welcomes us to Feel Good Wonderland where they invite us to embark on an journey to an enchanted world filled with se...
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PH Loves Banila Co

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, In : Events 
It's been two weeks since I got back from a month-long honeymoon and until this day, my body is still adjusting and suffering from a bad case of jet lag. Getting back to business as usual has been quite a task and untimely sleepiness and hunger pangs have been challenging. With the countless invites I came home to on my desk, I needed to sort and select which ones are worth exchanging hours of rest for. And the first one I've attended didn't disappoint!


Yesterday, I attended the launch of Ba...
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Céleteque DermoCosmetics

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, In : Reviews 
As I age, I'm inclined to obsess more about skincare now than makeup. But a fusion of both at a reasonable price? Why not! Céleteque Dermo, the trusted brand for cutting-edge skincare technology, recently launched their first ever line of cosmetics for every sensible and hardworking Filipina.

After the brand has established itself as a skincare staple—in countless women’s beauty regimen, with its extensive, customized and expert line of dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, and clinical...
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Review: The Body Shop Voyage Collection

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 5, 2015, In : Reviews 
Just in time for my honeymoon next week, I'm bringing with me one of The Body Shop's scents from their new Voyage Collection. Infused with authentic ingredients from the four corners of the globe, the new Voyage collection is inspired by four destinations -- Japan (Cherry Blossoms), India (Jasmine), Morocco (Mountain Roses) and Italy (Figs).


Since our first stop is Italy, it's only but appropriate to bring Italian Figs fragrance with me. Figs are emblematic of the Italian coast. This bitte...

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Happy Skin Read My Lips Series

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 5, 2015, In : Announcements 
As Happy Skin turns two this month, they were happy to share that day in and day out, they sell over one hundred lippies, without fail. And because of this, one of my favorite homegrown brands of skin-caring makeup devotes its holiday 2015 collection to a true best-seller that’s been making women everywhere happiest: the cult-favorite Shut Up & Kiss Me Lippie.

From the introduction of its very first lippie—the Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie, launched back in October 2013—Happy Sk...
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Engagement: Dianne + Wilson

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, In : Works 
Photography by Bobby de los Santos
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian






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My Top Four Moisturizers

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, September 17, 2015, In : Reviews 
Always complaining that I 'shine' easily midday, I notice that that rarely happens. I don't know if it's just because I'm months away from turning 30 and my skin is slowly in the ageing process of producing less oil, or that the rainy season just makes anyone's skin a bit drier than usual. 

Two months ago, I dug up my personal beauty shelf to see the moisturisers I have in hand and tried about ten of them and rank the top three. I couldn't decide on the third one so I decided to review the bes...
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The Body Shop X World

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, August 29, 2015, In : Reviews 
Lately, I've noticed that my bathroom is slowly being filled with The Body Shop beauty products. And when I traced why this is, I realized that I am now living with my husband! He's always been a fan of The Body Shop even when I first met him. He appreciates the affordability and quality of products of the brand.

Just this week, The Body Shop has launched two product lines that has enticed me to fill my bathroom with just more of their products. The Oils of Life skincare line for the face feat...
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Review: Himawari Oil in Shampoo & Conditioner

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, August 29, 2015, In : Reviews 
When I received a package from Kracie to try out their Himawari Oil in Shampoo and Conditioner, I immediately looked at the details at the back of the bottle to see if it's silicone- and sulfate-free. And thank God they are! You see, I have been regularly highlighting my hair every six months. Because of this, I need hair products that won't fade my hair color. Just in time, Himawari was sent to me just in time when my Kerastase Chroma shampoo and conditioner have a few drops left.


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My Wedding Beauty Look

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, In : Works 
It's been two months since my wedding day and until this day, I still get a lot of inquiries on the makeup I used on myself that day. So I thought of just posting it here in my blog.

Yes, I did my own makeup on my wedding day not because I don't trust the talent of other makeup artists but because I'm just more comfortable in the way I do my own makeup. 



For my bridal makeup, I opted for a soft look with some definition without altering anything. As I always do on almost all my brides, I just e...
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Review: Galvanic Spa System

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, August 13, 2015, In : Reviews 
Even when I was in my teens, I've always worried on how my skin will age. Thanks to a mom and a sister who are both very religious on their skincare regimens, I'm paranoid when it comes to my skin. And it doesn't help that I'm about to hit the big three-zero soon!

Aside from researching what's the best anti-aging product there is, I'm now on the search for the best technology that can help me "slow" time, skin-wise that is! Just recently, a friend introduced me to Nu Skin’s exclusive ageLO...
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Happy International Lipstick Day!

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, July 30, 2015, In : Announcements 
It's been 92 years since the first lipstick was invented. And it's no wonder why until this day, lipstick remains to be the best-selling cosmetic product being sold. I mean, what spells confidence more than a swipe of your favorite bold lipstick to boost up your game? Just yesterday, we celebrated International Lipstick Day with SM Beauty with their widest range of lipsticks!


Top brands like Shiseido, L’Oreal, Revlon, Maxfactor, NYX, Maybelline, Ever Bilena, BYS and others offered lip make...
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Prenup: Ken & Aileen

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, July 10, 2015, In : Works 
Photography by Chestknots Studio
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian











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SkinWhite Launches #BetterMe Campaign

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, July 3, 2015, In : Announcements 
SkinWhite, the leading and pioneer skin whitening brand in the Philippines, recently launched the #BetterMe campaign that aims to give young Filipinas the tools they need to improve who they are—both inside and out. Actress and SkinWhite ambassador Kim Chiu shares, “The SkinWhite #BetterMe campaign makes us girls look at the brighter side of life. I can now say I’m a #BetterMe because of it.”

After the Captivate Council initial launch in 2013, the #BetterMe movement has become even b...
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Bridal: Jenna Gonzalez - Dilig

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, June 5, 2015, In : Works 
Photography by Jaja Samaniego
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by MJ Delizo













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Bridal: Denise Torres - Hamilton

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Works 
Photography by Michael Hilario Sy
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Chris







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Air Optix Colors

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, May 8, 2015, In : Reviews 
To be real honest, I can't remember the last time I wore contact lenses as they are more of an accessory to me rather than a necessity. I remember though that what made me stop wearing them is the discomfort of having to bear dry eyes and consistently putting on saline drops every hour.

Just last Wednesday, I attended the launch of AIR OPTIX® COLORS. It's the first I've heard of Air Optix and so I listened intently on the program hosted by Sam Oh and here's what you need to know:

What are AIR ...
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Go-to Beauty Remedies

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, April 23, 2015, In : Reviews 
Due to a lot of things going on left and right, my skin has been suffering for quite a time now. Dry patches and untimely breakouts happening all at once, I don't know what my skintype is anymore! So, I've found myself leaning towards skincare products that promise instant results. Not that they're just for quick fixes, but these babies have really been helpful during those times of stress and emergencies.



SHISEIDO Ibuki Multi Solution Gel

When I started to notice my skin's been drying out an...
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Girl Stuff Blogger's Elite Summer Collection

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, In : Events 
Known for their formaldehyde-free formula, Girl Stuff has recently launched their Blogger's Elite Summer Collection last month at Stacy's BGC.

Before the program began, guests of the event had their nails done using the Elite Summer Collection shades embellished with some nail art.


Since I just did my nails the night before the event with a coral lacquer, I just topped it off with some sparkle using Girl Stuff polish in 24K.

One of the inspirations behind the Blogger's Elite Collection, Nikki T...

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Summer Ready Skin

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, In : Reviews 
My favorite time of the year, summer is already here! I'm in the middle of whipping out my bikinis for my family summer getaway next week. But while I may feel a rush of confidence to flaunting some decent abs and semi-toned physique, summer can still throw a lot of obstacles your way to keep me from looking your best- the sweltering heat, scorching sun, skin-damaging UV rays, humidity, and salt water.

Thankfully, Unilever has everything you need to get that radiant summer glow without sacr...
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Bohk Toh False Lashes

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, In : Reviews 
95% of the time, my clients request for false lashes. In my experience, false lashes make such a huge difference in making eyes look more defined and "awake". It's tricky yet so significant, I never skip this step when doing makeup on clients, except when clients refuse to have them on.

One of my favourite false lashes brand from Thailand has finally arrived Manila! No need to hoard everytime I'm in Bangkok as it's now locally available online, thanks to Nippon Esthetics.



Why is it any differen...

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Shiseido International Beauty Fair

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, In : Event 
Shiseido, a global brand that creates continuous innovations in beauty by combining the most advanced human science with exquisite aesthetic elements is celebrating Women’s Month with series of events that will inspire women in bringing out their beauty from within. This year, Shiseido is holding its 2nd International Beauty Fair.

The Shiseido International Beauty Fair, which was established last year, is an institutionalized event that revolves around the theme of “empowering women throu...
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Bridal: Kimberly Ting - Perez

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, In : Works 
Photography by Metro Photo
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Bryan Yokota





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Engagement: Charms + Greg

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, In : Works 
Photography by Michael Hilario Sy
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Bryan Yokota









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Review: K-Palette Long-Lasting 2-Way Eyebrow Pencil

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Reviews 
I don’t know how many times I’ve written a review on K-Palette but it just seems like they keep on coming up with new products that sweep me off my feet!

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback from friends and readers that though they love the Eyebrow pen of K-Palette, they find it hard to control it. All I tell them is that it takes practice, but honestly admit to them too that pencils are easier to maneuver.

So good news to you my dear readers, K-Palette’s well-loved Long-lasting Eyebrow p...


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Trending: The Spoiled Groom

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, February 27, 2015, In : Reviews 
Year after year, the wedding industry evolves. Some decades ago, wedding SDEs, prenuptial shoots and more so post-nuptial shoots are something the past generation wedded without. I always notice parents of my brides complain why couples suddenly need these for just a wedding. Then last year, the trend towards wide panels LED screens emerged, making projectors a thing of the past.

This 2015, I’m noticing a new trend towards attention shifting more to the grooms than it ever did before. Som...
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Intoxication by The Scent of Desire

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, In : Reviews 
When asked if I like my scent floral or fruity, my answer is always "spicy." My friends find it really odd how I prefer my fragrance more masculine than feminine. Most women I know go for the just-out-of-the-shower fresh clean scent or something light or girly. Not me. 

So when The Body Shop sent me a package with a note that says "...its our most enticing scent to date." I quickly unwrapped it. And I wasn't disappointed, and quite surprised actually that finally, they came out with something ...
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Pond's Pearl Cleansing Gel

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, February 25, 2015,
Back in high school, I always had a Pond's facial cleanser with me at school to freshen up my face midday. Since then and until this day, Pond’s has always taken the lead when it comes to tried, tested, and true solutions in skincare.

For 2015, Pond’s introduces another breakthrough, the new Pond’s Pearl Cleansing Gel -- a whitening facial wash in gel formulation that cleanses your skin, making it whiter and fresher, without drying it. It's been studied that gel skincare products are ...

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POPs of Colour

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, February 16, 2015, In : Reviews 
Though a fan of natural makeup, I still have those days when I'm in the mood for a bit of unexpected pops of colour. My daily makeup kit has tons of neutral colours, but I do have a stash of neons and brights for editorials and high fashion shoots that require them. So when I received an invite from Glamourbox for the launching of yet another interesting makeup brand, Pop Cosmetics, I knew these would go directly to what I call my "fun makeup kit".


These customized sweet treats in the form of...

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3 Minute Miracle

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, In : Reviews 
I've just recently highlighted my already "dead" hair again a couple of weeks ago. Despite the bi-monthly treatments I give my rough locks to keep it healthy, it's almost impossible to give it back the shine of my once lustrous virgin strands due to regular colouring that has caused it to become unruly and brittle. But with the beauty industry spending big bucks on R&D, I know it was only a matter of time that someone would come up with a solution.

Oh how I wish I can achieve Bea's glossy and ...

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Puff Off Those Eyebags

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, In : Reviews 
As one nears 30, it's only but normal to get more and more concerned about skincare. That's what happened to me when the new year came in. Suddenly, a chunk of my beauty budget started to go to skincare instead of the usual makeup haul. One particular product I'm constantly experimenting with is eye cream.

Last week, Benefit cosmetics sent me one of their newest products, Puff Off! Instant Eye Gel, said to help smooth the look of undereye puffies


Applied to the under eye area using the custom...
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The Goodness of The Cream Factory's Goat's Milk

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, January 26, 2015, In : Reviews 
I'm always asked how to achieve healthy glowing skin. I always say that the formula to get this result is proper exfoliation and moisturizing. Exfoliate with a scrub at least twice a week and moisturize every after shower or use a moisturizing wash. It sounds simple and easy but what usually hinders the ritual is procrastination. I've had those days when it's just "nakakatamad" to put up the effort.

But with beauty afficionados like me, a new product always spark motivation to go back to the r...
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Engagement: Avelyn Lim

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, January 12, 2015, In : Works 
Photography by Andrew Ralph Carlo
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Freddie Antonio







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Philosophy Holiday Treats

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Collection 
Who doesn't look forward to Christmas? Except for the crazy holiday rush and the heavy traffic, I think most of us is already feeling the spirit of Christmas with the non-stop playing of Christmas carols in the malls to the intricate Chirstmas decors on the streets.

And of course, for us shoppers, Christmas means holiday gift sets and limited edition holiday offers from our favorite brands! Last week, skincare brand Philosophy invited beauty bloggers to experience Christmas at The Lobby of Man...
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Review: Pantene Intensive Daily Conditioner

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, November 1, 2014, In : Reviews 
With dozens of new innovative hair treatments that promises to transform our hair every year, who can blame a girl from trying at a couple of them out? From digi-perms to X-tenso rebonds to different hair colors, I’m sure anyone beyond the age of 18 has tried at least once. But with these new innovations come hair damage.

Since the time I started highlighting my hair regularly every four months, I’ve been obsessed with conditioners. Just one day of skipping conditioner and my hair insta...
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The Anti-aging Secret of Women in Their 40’s

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, November 1, 2014, In : Reviews 
They say life starts at 40. I’ve always imagined what my life could be at 40. I’m just 28 and to be honest, I’m scared to even enter my 30’s. I felt some relief though after hearing Charlene Gonzales-Muhlach, the ambassador of the newest Pond’s Age Miracle Firm & Lift line, speak about her age at the recent Pond’s luncheon I attended last week at Chef Jessie.




“When a great experience happens to you at a young age, you don’t want it to become the defining moment of your life—o...

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Fragrance from the Four Corners of the World

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 24, 2014, In : Announcements 
Just this week, The Body Shop launches their captivating fragrance collection inspired by the scents of the world, created with ingredients sourced from around the globe. Rejuvenate and treat your senses to an array of fragrance products inspired by ingredients sourced from all four corners of the world. Choose from five addictive fragrances– Atlas Mountain Rose, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Madagascan Vanilla, Amazonian Wild Lily and new Fijian Water Lotus.

My choice among the five: Fijan Wate...

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Add Blink to Your Bling

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 24, 2014, In : Reviews 
Lately, I've been seeing a lot of jewellery tattoos in my Instagram feed. It seems like this trend that were first seen in the runways last year has finally catched up on us. I've seen them in person from other friends in the beauty industry and I drooled every single time. But when I asked around how much they were, they retail for P1,300 per sheet! And to think they'd only last for less than a week, I thought twice before buying one for myself.

Fortunately that same week, a beauty and fashio...
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Bridal: Mary Ann Ngo - Lim

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, In : Works 
Photography by Jamie Lihan of ImagineNation
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Marky Buenaobra








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Happy Skin Turns One!

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, In : Events 
To see a local cosmetics brand go big in just a span of a year, you'd be proud to be Filipino. A year ago, newcomer Happy Skin dared Filipinas to be happier. It was a bold move, given that there are already so many cosmetics brands out there. But with their skin-caring makeup, Filipinas today find themselves prettier and happier—all with happier skin.

Just two days ago, beauty bloggers and friends from the media gathered to celebrate Happy Skin's 1st birthday. Here are some photos from the ...
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Review: Makeup Eraser

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, In : Reviews 
I've first seen this magic cloth that removes makeup without cleanser, soap or makeup remover at a segment of the Today's Show. I was quite skeptical if it would work, so I didn't bother to order one for myself. But things that are meant to be for us have a way of reaching us. A friend from college contacted me and asked if she can send me a sample of a beauty product she's selling. Little did I know it's the controversial Makeup Eraser!
Inside the box is one Makeup Eraser cloth and instructio...

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BYS Pro Makeup Line

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, September 19, 2014, In : Reviews 
It's been quite a while since we last heard from BYS cosmetics. Now we know why — they've been cooking up something truly special for us! Introducing the BYS Pro Makeup line:



Among the new products recently rolled out to BYS’ 120 outlets throughout the Philippines in SM and Watson’s stores were foundation primers and other variants. These new and advanced items went through intensive R&D to ensure effectivity while purposively retailed at only at a fraction of the cost of better-known br...

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Free In My Skin Movement

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, September 19, 2014, In : Events 
Having been a skincare ambassador of Physiogel, I truly know and believe in each of the products in their skincare line. Last week, GSK launches the Free In My Skin Movement to empower every Filipina to fully participate in life with Physiogel® at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The Free In My Skin Movement empowers every Filipina to be free from dry, sensitive skin and to confidently embrace life and achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Event host Patty Laurel-Filart interviewing these women who...

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Bridal: Jane Lim Uy

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, September 19, 2014,
Photography by Limacon
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian







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Olay’s Pore-Minimizing CC Cream

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, September 11, 2014, In : Reviews 
One of the things I love about being a makeup artist is meeting fresh faces and having small talks with them that lead to beauty discoveries. I’ve encountered a lot of moms of my brides, even grandmoms, who still have great skin at their age. Half of the time when I ask them what they skincare regimen is, I get a simple answer – “I just use Oil of Olay!”

Having heard this skincare secret, I myself have a bottle of Olay in my stash. It’s one of the drugstore brands I highly recomme...
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Bridal: Sydney Hui - Lim

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, In : Works 
Photography by Nelwin Uy
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Marky Buenaobra












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Benefit BeauTEA Party

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, In : Announcements 
It's so nice to see the Benefit PH team again after missing consecutively three of their events! Being surrounded with people who share the same passion as I have with beauty is probably one of the top five reasons why I still blog even if I barely have time for it nowadays.

Last week, beauty bloggers gathered at the newly opened TWG in Central Square Mall in BGC. We were introduced to the newest launches of Benefit that'll be available to the public come Ber months.



Bathina 'All Over Me' Scent...

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Engagement : Amy Co

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, August 23, 2014, In : Works 
Photography by Chestknots Studio
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian







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Bridal: Criselle Pascual

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, August 18, 2014, In : Works 
Photographer by Ian Santillan
Videography by Treehouse Story
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Marky Buenaobra














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Scent & Beaute Get-Together

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, August 18, 2014, In : Reviews 
Last week, Scent & Beaute invited beauty bloggers for a casual get-together to try out their newest launches. Newly launched brands such as Glamglow and h2o+, and soon-to-be launched brands such as Jack Black were just some of the products we beauty addicts tried that day.

With fellow beauty bloggers and the Scent & Beaute team

Let's start first with my favorite of them all, GLAMGLOW.


I've written a review on GLAMGLOW Youthmud recently this year when it was just launched. Turns out I'm not the o...
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Wink 's Revlite

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, August 15, 2014, In : Reviews 
Last April, I attended the launch of Wink's newest Revlite Laser Treatment but it only took me last week to try it out for myself at Wink Laser & Wax Studio in BGC. The treatment is also available in their newly opened Trinoma branch, by the way.



Holly Chang explains what Revlite is: "Revlite is a new and revolutionary laser treatment designed to help you achieve smoother skin texture and more even skin tone by treating skin pigmentation, enlarged pores, wrinkles and fine lines, aging skin, a...
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Keeping it Real

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, July 21, 2014, In : Reviews 
It's no secret that They're Real Mascara has been one my favourite go-to mascara for everyday use as it has a way of enhancing my eyes and lashes without looking overdone. So imagine my excitement when I discovered that they have now extended the "They're Real" line to a gel eyeliner and eye makeup remover.



Let me focus for now on They're Real Push-Up Liner, an innovative and waterproof lash-hugging gel liner pen. It's the first fool-proof and budge-proof gel liner in a pen with a matte blac...
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Refreshments From Head to Toe

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, June 21, 2014, In : Events 
Is it just me or does summer seem to be longer this year? It has started raining but I can still feel the heat and humidity! Despite being proud of being religious on my skin regimen, I've been tempted to skip moisturising altogether because of our current climate.

Thank God for beauty innovations such as the Body Shop Sorbet, moisturising doesn't need to be associated to stickiness or ickiness anymore. 

Last week, The Body Shop invited the press for the launch of its newest products specially ...
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What's Your "Little Black Dress" Personality?

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, June 21, 2014, In : Events 
Guerlain, with the legacy of five generations of Perfumers who have succeeded one another, have again perpetuated another perfume to extend one of its most successful fragrance lines, La Petite Robe Noire.



La Petite Robe Noire, or The Little Black Dress, is back, with a new fragrance and a glamorous new outfit, embodying the very essence of Parisian glamour. Behold, La Petite Robe Noire Couture -- the third one to add to the existing Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum variants. 

Last week, the ...

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Myra VitaGlow BB Cream

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, June 20, 2014, In : Reviews 
In a tropical country like ours, majority opt for a matte skin finish. I've always wondered why when in fact, it tends to make skin dry, taut and can even make one look older than they are. I've always preferred a more radiant and dewy finish for a more youthful glow. And the first thing I grab for that would be a BB Cream.

Last week, I was sent Myra VitaGlow BB Cream to try. And just like what BB creams are for, it is the perfect product for modern girls on the go who need to look gorgeous i...
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Posh Nails Perea

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, In : Reviews 
Posh Nails, one of the frontrunners in the nail spa industry with over 30 branches nationwide, has opened its newest branch in Perea Makati near Greenbelt 5. Being close to several malls like Greenbelt and Glorietta, this branch is perfect for wives, moms and kids while husbands and dads go shopping nearby.


And not only that, this branch's interior was specifically designed to accommodate 10-15 people for parties like bridal and baby showers.





Just this week, we were invited to this branch and ...

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The Newest in Philosophy

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, In : Reviews 
I’ve been an avid fan of Philosophy since I was in college. Hope in a Jar, one of its most famous products, was my go-to moisturizer at 18. My friends used to question why I need ‘hope in a jar’ at such a young age. All I can remember was that I was freaking out when I reached 18 and thought my skin would benefit all the needed help it can get to maintain what it once was then. Prevention is better than cure!

Recently, Philosophy opened its first boutique in SM Megamall Fashion Hall, a...
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The Scent of CK

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, In : Reviews 
One of the most sought-after American brand, Calvin Klein launched his first perfume bottle in 1981. Since then, CK has launched a series of successful perfumes that, for many, capture the spirit of the decades in which they were introduced, including Obsession (1985 for Women, 1986 for Men), CK One (one of the first fragrances marketed as unisex, in 1994), and Euphoria (2005 for women, 2006 for Men).

And for 2014, they are coming up with exciting limited edition ones whether you're a teen ...
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Glamourbox Blog Feature

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, In : Interviews 
Thanks for featuring me as your Beauty Curator of the month, Glamourbox PH!




To see my more about my tried and tested top beauty picks from the Glamourbox Boutique, click here. You may also shop online for their other beauty products here.


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Makeup to Wakeup

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, In : Events 
One of the makeup brands I always hoard in Target in the US has finally arrived in Manila. Welcome Pixi! Bloggers and friends from the media gathered last month for the launch of Pixi Philippines. Swedish makeup artist Petra Strand founded Pixi in UK with a mission to give us women a chance to look flawless in ten minutes or less. Who has the time for a 30-minute makeover when you're too busy living your fabulous life?!

Here are some photos from the launch at Simply Thai, Greenbelt 5: 

With f...

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Q&A: Hairstyling Product Build-Up

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, January 2, 2014, In : Tips 
Q: Dior, I'm a model and my hair is suffering from too much hair products applied almost everyday at shoots. I need something to "detox" my hair from all the product build-up. Help!

A: I understand your sentiments. Sometimes, my hair too just feels weighed down, extra greasy, and just won't behave itself! What you need is a good clarifying shampoo to remove residue, product build-up and dirt from your hair strands. Products such as hairsprays, mousses, and gels; even hard water, chlorine and ...
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Foot Massage Lounge

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, December 26, 2013, In : Reviews 
Everytime I spontaneously want a foot massage, I can't seem to get a slot. Reservations are usually necessary to book an appointment as almost all foot massage salons are fully-booked early on. This isn't surprising as our feet carry our weight from one place to another. No wonder our sore soles need quality pampering!

The new concept Foot Massage Lounge, which is located in the Bonifacio Global City offer services that give your feet their much needed treat.


The experience starts with the rel...
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Feet Fête

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, November 14, 2013, In : Event 
Nail and Co., the go-to nail salon of most BGC residents, is having a feet celebration this weekend in partnership with local shoe brand Renegade Folk. On November 15 and 16, they are throwing in a free pedicure for every purchase of Renegade Folk sandals from their Holiday 2013 collection. 

100% of the proceeds from that weekend will go to the victims of Yolanda. 

I was fortunate enough to get an invite to try out their services and went home with a free pair of Renegade Folk sandals too!). 




Na...

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Brow Date at Wink Studio

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, In : Reviews 
This post is all about hair. And it’s not about our crowning glory. I’m talking about those that sprout out from our bodies and needed to be tamed every now and then.

A few weeks ago, we beauty bloggers were invited to Wink Studio, a waxing and laser hair removal salon. Let me show you a few photos of their studio interiors that are inspired by their brand's asterisk.


Spacious suites ensure privacy and are designed to soothe the senses. 

The colorful, gender-neutral interiors serve as a vi...

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The Gift of Expert Skincare

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, November 4, 2013, In : Announcements 
When do you usually start feeling the holiday spirit? As early as September, malls already play holiday songs reminding us that Christmas is just around the corner. But for me, what really makes me start feeling it would be the limited edition holiday beauty sets on the shelves!

Who wouldn't be excited? Holiday kits usually have items that are limited edition, if not all, and they usually are value for money. Plus, no more need for gift wrappers as they all usually come in beautiful holiday ...

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ZA BBeautiful Contest Alert

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, In : Contests 
It's been quite a while since I've thrown a contest here in my blog. Well that while ends now as I'm announcing a contest happening here in my blog in collaboration with ZA cosmetics!

First off, I'd like to share some good news from ZA. This October 12-31, they have an ongoing Half-face Test in all their stores and you can buy their best-selling ZA Total Hydration BB Cream UV White for half the price! Mechanics below:


I've tried ZA Total Hydration BB Cream UV White and took the half-face test m...

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All About Eyes

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, September 16, 2013, In : Reviews 
Since the K-Palette brand arrived in Manila two years ago, I lost count on how many times I've featured it here in my blog. My makeup kits aren't complete without their line of eyeliners. So it's always with excitement to receive an invitation for another K-Palette product launch. 

Last weekend, fashion and beauty bloggers alike attended K-Palette's D.Eye.Y Event at Geisha BHS Fort.


The Furoshiki wrapping technique is a very smart and eco way to wrap gifts using garments instead of paper.


Cherry...

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Be Unstoppable With ZA

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, In : Reviews 
ZA, as the brand name implies, offers a-to-z products to draw about any metropolitan woman's potential to achieve beauty. Simple yet elaborately designed, ZA promises to draw out radiance with straight-forward products that can be understood and used by any.

Straight from the Shisiedo laboratories, ZA cosmetics was developed with over 50 years of research of Asian Skin. And with a price range that's easy on our wallets, my excitement is beyond words when it was announced early March that i...

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Bridal: Margaret Pilares - Dy

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, In : Works 
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Marky Buenaobra





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Bridal: Lindsay Rodriguez - Bernal
Bridal: Honey Gee Carr
Bridal: Litz Tanchuanko-Acedilla


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Bridal: Isay Rodriguez - Bernal

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : Works 
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Aiky Jairi




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Bridal: Cha Cha del Rosario - Mercado
Bridal: Aoui Cabrera-Regala
Bridal: Maricor Ojeda-Bago

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Bridal: Cha Cha del Rosario - Mercado

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : Works 
Photography by Jason de Guzman and Heidi Cecilio of Imagine Nation
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by MJ Delizo

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Luxe Pampering at Lulu Nails Salon

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, June 20, 2013, In : Reviews 
One of the few luxuries I allow myself to splurge on is what I call "beauty pampering". Whether it be on a facial, a massage or a haircut -- I just think that we all deserve a treat after days of working hard. However, everywhere's congested nowadays that it's difficult to find a quiet spot in the metro. I'm in a phase in my life that I'd rather go a place where I won't be seen, even when just dining out. 

Lulu Nails Salon and Dry Bar is one of the few spaces I can consider a haven. Unlike oth...

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K-Palette Now in Pencils

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, April 13, 2013, In : Reviews 
I always get asked, "so what's the best makeup brand for you?" As a makeup artist and beauty blogger, you can't just stick to one cosmetic brand. However, we can play favorites! And one of my favorite brands would be K-Palette. Imagine my excitement when they launched their eye liners in pencils that promises the same 24-hour wear as their cult-favorite liquid liners.

Smudge and water-proof, the newly launched 1-Day Tattoo Eyeliner Pencil from K-Palette is formulated to repel water, oil and se...

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On Proprietary Rights and False Claims

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : Announcements 
Hi everyone! I hope you guys had a lovely weekend as I did.
 
This is an unusual post as I've only used my blog as a platform for mostly cosmetic product reviews and to share my works as a makeup artist. However, yesterday, I was informed by one of my previous brides that she saw her wedding photo and some of my other works in a portfolio of a makeup artist instructing in a workshop. The said makeup artist even posted some of my advertisement works and claimed that she did the makeup and hair o...

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Floral, Fruity or Exotic?

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Reviews 
When it comes to fragrances, do you prefer floral, fruity or exotic scents? Whatever it is you like, Benetton Fragrances surely has it in it's newest Body Mist collection. 
 

 
Known as a brand that expresses individuality and personality, Benetton chose the most inspiring and energizing ingredients around the world to create this collection.





I usually like notes with mandarin and musk. It wasn't a surprise I preferred the exotic ones from the collection. There's something about spritzing somethi...

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Protecting & Prolonging Hairstyles

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Reviews 
Lately, I've been obsessed on styling my hair on my own. Since I and my partner hairstylists have been styling our clients coifs and locks for a living, I've grown interest on actually doing these styles on my own hair. I've posted reviewed some of the products I've tried several times on my blog but most of them are only available overseas. I've gotten a lot of questions as to where to get the heat protectant I reviewed here as well as the revolutionary hair primer I wrote about here. Sad to...
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Road-Testing Your Products

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, November 11, 2012, In : Announcements 
With the endless varieties of beauty and lifestyle products in the market, it's just so hard to make informed decisions on which ones are worth your buck. And in our age and time, the most effective beauty products don't come cheap! Buying full-sized products always feel like a gamble, which most of the time is a 50-50 hit or miss. Don't you just wish there are trial sized samples for everything so we won't be tossing too many bottles (and dinero) of products that didn't work for us?

Come in...

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Q&A: Hair Heat Protectants

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, November 5, 2012,
Q: My hair has been damaged due to continuous hairstyling with heated tools. How can I prevent more damage? I can't live without my hair irons!

A: I understand that for most women, giving up their heated tools such as curling irons and straighteners is not an option. If this is so, protecting your hair from heat damage is absolutely crucial to maintaining healthy and beautiful hair. How? Heat protectants. 


Heat protector sprays guard your hair from heat while allowing you to keep your hair heal...
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Both Pretty and Powerful

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, In : Make-up Looks 
As promised in my previous post on Bobbi Brown's newest book, I'm posting looks I created inspired by her Pretty Powerful book using Bobbi's To-Go kit and Extreme Party mascara. 

The To Go Palette houses eight best-selling eyeshadow shades and comes with a shadow brush; The Extreme Party mascara delivers volume, separation and flexibility all at the same time.
 
But before we go into that, I want to share some of the tips and tricks we learned from Kai Vinson, personally trained and handpicked b...

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Pretty Powerful Book Launch

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, In : Reviews 
In this day and age, women have taken their share in the world almost as equally as men. There are still some gender discrimination and stereotypes, but we've gone a long, long way. To celebrate this new-found freedom and independence, Bobbi Brown released her seventh beauty book entitled Pretty Powerful: Beauty Stories to Inspire Confidence - a makeup manual that does not just inspire to achieve 'pretty', but 'powerful' as well. 

Last week, the book was finally launched at Edsa Shangri La Hot...

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Imperative Nails

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 29, 2012, In : Reviews 
When the nail art craze arrived in Manila early 2008, I wasn't one of those who immediately ran to nail salons to have tiny bits of accessories attached to my tips. It wasn't practical for someone who uses her hands daily for her craft to attach so many foreign objects on her nails. Maybe the prints were too much for me to handle, or it was just too high maintenance. I just want my nails in one color or in classic french tips. No way will I attach an acrylic or have gel glued on my nails with...
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Q&A: Massage Beauty Benefits

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, In : Tips 
Q: Do body massages really have beauty benefits? 

A: With the 'no pain, no gain' mindset ingrained to us by today's society, anybody would think twice if someone presents to them a way to look beautiful without the pain it entails (and even offers pleasure as a bonus). I, too, have this mindset. I rarely meet someone who looks phenomenal without watching what they eat and working their a**es off. However, it is also important to note, that rest is the third puzzle piece on the beauty trifecta...

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Bloom's Me & My Best Friend Photo Challenge

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 19, 2012, In : Announcements 
Hello Instagramers!

Great news! 
 
One of Beauty Bar Philippine's top brands, Bloom, is having a photo contest on Instagram! Just post a photo of you and your best friend at your most blooming, and you might just win yourself and her an exclusive makeup class from me on October 25 at Beauty Bar's newly opened store in Bonifacio High Street.



Here are the mechanics:


Good luck and see you on October 25! 


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Davidoff Sensual Essence

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, October 13, 2012, In : Reviews 
It's been two years now since I 'skipped' summer and the beach, as my pale complexion gives away. But just today, I got booked for Boracay mid November! It's exactly what I needed, a post-summer beach getaway and escape! Oh I miss the feeling of basking under the sun and the smell of saltwater breeze. Just in time for my trip is Davidoff's newest fragrance Sensual Essence.

 
Sensual Essence is inspired by the ocean like a siren song, revealing a warm and glamorous facet, as a remembrance of ...

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Let's Move, Let's Love!

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, September 28, 2012, In : Reviews 
Who wouldn’t be excited to an invite to join a Zumba party? Let alone another Benetton fragrance launch?

Last week, the press and bloggers had a privilege to workout for a good half hour c/o Studio 116 in partnership with Benetton Philippines. Not only did we dance “Gangnam style” for Zumba, we were also able to try out Swing, Salsa and the newest fitness dance craze Shiba! (More on these this month after I pay a visit to their studio and try out more of their fitness and social dance ...

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Bridal: Shey Cirineo-Dacanay

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, September 17, 2012, In : Works 
Photography by The 12Masters Photography
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by MJ Delizo


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Prenup: Shey & Jay

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, September 14, 2012, In : Works 
Photography by The 12Masters Photography
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Aries Manal



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Special Sale: Shu Uemura Rouge Matte

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, September 13, 2012, In : Announcements 
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick
Special Sale tomorrow from 6:00 - 7:00 pm only.

Only at the Shu Uemura boutiques in
Rockwell, Alabang Town Center and Trinoma.
 

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Elie Saab: From Couture to Perfume

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, September 10, 2012, In : Reviews 
Do you remember those moments in your life when you fell in love at first sight? One of those moments I could vividly remember was when I was 17, watching FTV for the first time. I wasn't really into fashion. The only personality that time whose fashion I adored was Carrie Bradshaw's -- until that time when Elie Saab's haute couture line was showed in FTV. That was his first year of fashion week (he was just new in the industry then), and amongst all the designers that came out in that segmen...
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Luxury Fragrances Sale

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, August 30, 2012, In : Announcements 
70% off on luxury fragrances on August 31 at Studio SnR.Email askus@studiosnr.com for names.
 

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Oscar de la Renta Nails

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, In : News 
You'd know a certain fashion house or brand is growing when it starts expanding. And what better way to do so than by growing your business from fashion to the beauty industry. This seemed to be a trend that started a couple of years ago when such designers such as Tom Ford and Michael Kors diversified their business from apparel to cosmetics. Today, one of my favorite designers, Oscar de la Renta, just launched to the public its to-die-for first-ever beauty products in its line -- nail polis...
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Q&A: Caring For Asian Skin

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, March 31, 2012, In : Tips 
Q: Dear Dior, I'm Asian like you. How should one take care of Asian skin?

A: Asian women tend of have more melanin in the skin, which protects it from the sun. I'd still recommend using sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher daily. However,
 the increased melanin also means we're more susceptible to darkened blemish scars. Generally, it takes Asian skin longer to heal from these scars. It is also essential to take note that even if Asian skin is generally thick compared to other races, it is also very s...
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Ad Campaign: Gigi Amore S/S 2012

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, In : Works 
Photography by BJ Pascual
Styling by Eldsz Mejias
Make-up by Dior Co
Hairstyling by MJ Delizo



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Giving Back Some Love

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Contests 
Last year has been a big year for my blog, gaining more than a handful of followers and subscribers plus sponsors who’ve been so generous with their products. For your continuous trust and support, it’s time I give back!

It’s the month of LOVE, and I’m sending a generous amount of it to you! It’s your chance to take home some of the products I’ve received and reviewed last year. How? See mechanics below:

How to join and qualify:

1. “LIKE” and “SHARE” Dior Co Make-up Art...

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24-Hour Tattoo Eye Liners

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, December 12, 2011, In : Reviews 
Lately, I've noticed to have increasing number of young clients who are having their eyebrows and lash lines tattooed. By young I mean those in their late 20's and early 30's. Good thing there are already beauty salons offering good shades of brown that would look natural and won't turn green or gray as years pass. Unfortunately, there's still the pain factor that most women cannot tolerate and the healing time that they can't wait out.

Good news! K-Palette, the Japanese brand that specializes...

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Koh Gen Do in Manila

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, November 6, 2011, In : Announcements 
With the advent of high definition technology, upgrading my make-up to high definition was only but necessary. Since 2009, I’ve been on the lookout for the best high-def make-up there is in the market. Oh there are lots of them – but only in the US. Sadly, we only have a good few ones to choose from in our shelves. So when I learned that Koh Gen Do finally arrived in our shores, I definitely opened up my schedule to attend their launch.

Forgive my excitement, but who wouldn’t be now t...

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Halloween Fever

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, November 3, 2011, In : Reviews 
Who doesn’t love Halloween? Well, uhm, I don’t. Not that I’m kill-joy or anything, but I just don’t find Halloween a holiday worthy of celebration. I find the quest for the best outrageous costume too time-consuming and exhausting, not to mention having fake scars and blood all over. And for someone who’s last scary movie was “What Lies Beneath,” skipping Halloween altogether was next to logical.

Every eve of November 1, I find myself lavishly spending my night at home with a h...

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Eau de Nine West

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 27, 2011, In : News 

One of my favorite stylish stiletto source Nine West just announced the launching of its first ever fragrance. Named “Love Fury”, the perfume's flacon has a stiletto heel topper to, as per Nine West, "illustrate the parallel synergy of footwear and fragrance". According to Women's Wear Daily, the notes include Rose Bud, Mimosa, Mandarin, Red berries, Tiare, Jasmine Sambac, Sandalwood, Orris flower, Sensual musk, Precious wood and Amber. 

Jean Madar, chairman and CEO of Nine West’s fragr...

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Blush To Flatter

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, July 18, 2011, In : Tips 
Q: I'm not comfortable wearing too much make-up on and I only like to put on blush and nothing else. Do you think blush is enough to enhance my face? Can you please give me tips on how to enhance my features with just blush?

A: Expertly applied blush can shape and define your face, creating the illusion of cheekbones that don't exist—and it's easier to do than you think.

To thin a round face: Start your blush at the apples, then brush it along the cheekbones all the way up to the temple...

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YouBeauty: Not The Typical Beauty Source

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, June 27, 2011, In : News 


Dr. Mehmet Oz is now the daytime talk show host who comfortably slid into Oprah’s 4 p.m. time slot after Winfrey left network television last month. And this week marks the official launch of YouBeauty, a new website that Oz developed with Dr. Michael Roizen based on the idea that beauty can actually be the key to ultimate health. It’s a unique Web concept: You take a series of quizzes that measure everything from individual happiness, stress, and physical activity levels to skin and hair...


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Princess Kate's Bridal Hair & Make-up

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, May 2, 2011, In : News 
Kate Middleton's wedding beauty look was the first thing I eyed on when I saw the live feed of the Royal Wedding last Friday. The new Duchess of Cambridge chose to keep her hair down and long in soft waves, topped off with an understated lace veil over her Cartier tiara. Her flowy hair was courtesy of her longtime stylist, James Pryce of Richard Ward salon in London."Catherine’s bridal look is called the 'demi chignon' — an updo style which combines a classic bridal look with a regal, cou...
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The New Iza Is In Bloom

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, In : Announcements 
When Myra 400E publicly announced and launched it’s new endorser last March 18 at Thaipan restaurant, it is of no surprise that they chose someone talented, dedicated and beautiful both inside and out. For years, Myra’s objective has always been about bringing out beauty that is more than just skin deep. And who else can reflect what the brand stands for but the admirable Iza Calzado, who’s ever so blooming especially at the event.


 

 
Hosted by the fun and gorgeous Sam Oh, the event wa...

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Going Grey at 25

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, In : News 
"That first silver strand is a defining moment – and used to signal the start of middle age. For a woman, it’s one of the most defining moments of getting older — that day when you peer into the mirror and spot your very first silver strand of hair,” says Claire Coleman of Daily Mail UK.

A woman expects her first grey hair to appear in her late 30’s or 40’s. But new research reveals a worrying trend. The alarming news for women today is that we are losing our natural hair color ...

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Instant Beauty Retouch Camera

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, March 21, 2011, In : News 
Being someone who isn’t tech-savvy, I’m not really in the loop on what’s going on in the techie world. But I couldn't help but be intrigued when I heard the latest news on a camera that offers instant retouching.

 

Boosting the usefulness of the touch screen, Panasonic Lumix FX78 has added features for retouching faces, clearing skin textures and whitening teeth, and adding makeup to portraits. It’s Beauty Retouch feature is made up of two: The Aesthetic Retouch and The Make Up Retouch...

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Lipo for Fat Removal?

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, March 20, 2011, In : Tips 
When a close friend told me yesterday she’s planning to go under the knife for liposuction, the only response I was able to utter was, “Seriously?” Even as someone who’s not against cosmetic surgery, lipo seems to be going way too far. I mean, a bit of snip and snap in the nose or eyelids is fine, but having fat vacuumed out from under the skin? Not only does the recovery period stretch as far, I’ve also heard news about people dying while being operated on the table.

So, to be able...

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