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Runway-Ready Beauty from Ever Bilena

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, In : Announcements 
Every Filipina has tried Ever Bilena, the brand being in the beauty scene for 34 years. Present in over 3,000 locations nationwide with more than 200 beauty consultants, Ever Bilena’s best-selling staples are accessible to beginners and professionals alike.



EB Favorites include some of their best-selling classics like the Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick (P165), a crowd favorite when it comes to truly matte and long-wearing lips, the Ever Bilena Ever Original Pencil (P120) which creates lovely, na...

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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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Kanebo Cosmetics Launch

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 31, 2016, In : Announcements 
Kanebo. Everyone seems to know this brand but little do we know that it's actually a global cosmetics umbrella that brought us favorite brands such as Lunasol, Impress and Kate. They have recently launched Kanebo as a brand itself just this year January in Japan and just last week in Manila at Shangri La Fort.





Kanebo wants to offer us women a new kind of prestige  natural, realistic but brilliant. Relatable but of refined quality. And this character definitely shows in the makeup and skinca...

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Cargo Cosmetics x Beauty Bar

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : Events 
Though a fan of luxe and fancy packaging on my cosmetics, when it comes to my professional kit, I prefer filling it in with straight-forward no-fuss makeup. When you're short on time and needs to finish too many heads to count, you want to be able to grab hold on efficient products that are streamlined and gets the work done.

Come in Cargo Cosmetics in the picture. This 20-year old Canadian brand has been a staple on the sets of film and television as well as in the makeup kits (mine included)...
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Second Year of SM Lipstick Fest

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, August 15, 2016, In : Announcements 
What kind of makeup artist are you if you don't celebrate International Lipstick Day? Thanks to SM, we all can celebrate this day at the annual SM Lipstick Festival.


This year, the SM Lipstick Fest had almost all the beauty brands under their roof offer up to 50% off regular prices. Some of the participating brands were crowd favorites such as BYS, Sleek Makeup, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Revlon, MaxFactor, OFRA Cosmetics, Happy Skin, Catrice, Nichido and many more.


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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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Ten Years of DermoBeautiful Skin

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, June 4, 2016, In : Events 
Céleteque Dermo celebrates 10 years of skin health with the promise of providing us with high quality yet reasonably priced derma solutions to help us achieve our most beautiful selves. Last week, I had the privilege to attend their 10th year anniversary.

With fellow Beauty aficionados Shen, Donnarence, Jen and Char

Guests were entitled of a free makeover at different makeup stations 

The Céleteque “scientist” trying to find the perfect skin care solution at the Céleteque Dermolab

We were ...

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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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Manila Welcomes Cathy Doll

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, May 23, 2016, In : Announcements 
Lately, I've been getting more and more requests from my clients to do a Korean beauty look on them. It used to surprise me before but seeing how many Korean brands have been coming in our country, our people is surely on the prowl for the latest K-Beauty trends.

Last week, I was given a chance to attend another launch of another charming beauty brand called Cathy Doll at Crowne Plaza Hotel. It's one of the leading brands in Asia that offers Korean-inspired beauty products that promises to br...
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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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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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Pond's Institute Opens Its Doors in Manila

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, February 14, 2016, In : Announcements 
Unlike the last millenium, the human skin cannot adapt on its own in the world we live in today. With our polluted environment and harsh climate conditions, we need an expert solution to help our skin cope with and thrive in these changing times. Skin damage is something that you can’t really escape!

This 2016, the Pond’s Institute finally opens its doors in Manila, a house where beauty and science meetFrom Tokyo, Madrid, New York, and Shanghai, the no. 1 face care brand in the Philippi...
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Back to Soft Baby Feet

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, November 27, 2015, In : Reviews 
A self-confessed shoe addict, I often feel guilty for what I've had my soles gone through. No matter how much I tell myself that it's okay to wear those six-inch heels since they're made with the highest quality of leather and cushioning anyway, it still take a toll on my feet. My chiropractor even told me I need to start considering wearing only up to 2 & a half inch at the most or I might end up hurting my spine! Anyways, point is... we ladies most likely have worse feet condition than men ...
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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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An All-Natural Parisian Glow

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, In : Events 
Whenever I go to France, I make it a point to at go to their grocery stores to get as much of their fresh produce. Ingredients there, especially in Provence, are just fresher and 'healthier'. Now imagine that it's now just in your tummy, but on your skin! Thanks to entrepreneur Aliza Jabès who founded the now-renowned Parisian beauty company, NUXE, we now have a brand that harnesses the potent powers of nature to help us achieve soft, supple and youthful skin.

As an all-natural cosmetics b...
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Rediscovering Origins

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, September 5, 2015, In : Events 
I was very blessed to have been exposed early on in the field of beauty. Even as a toddler, my mom, who I think influenced my love for beauty, used to bring me with her all the time in her shopping sprees. One of the counters at the beauty floor of department stores we always visit was Origins. It had became a habit that when it closed down several years ago, we were devastated. Where were we going to get our Clariflying charcoal clay mask and Peace of Mind?

And today, I am happy to announce...
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Primadonna x Kathryn Bernardo

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, August 29, 2015, In : Announcements 
I've faintly remember passing by the Primadonna store in SM Megamall when I was in my early 20's. I never really went in the store as I felt the selection of shoes they have are a tad bit 'old' for my taste. However, last year, the brand was revamped to cater to the new modern style of Filipinas. It's now one of the lifestyle footwear brands known for carrying the latest trends for women’s shoes. No wonder it has now grown into a retail force of over 50 vibrant and dynamic stores nationwide...
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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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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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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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Nivea Slumber Party

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, November 1, 2014, In : Events 
Admit it, it happened to you once or twice in this lifetime. As the day ends and when we’re all too tired or too lazy to do our nightly cleansing routine, we easily give in to the pitfalls of not completely removing makeup before hitting the sack.

Knowing that most women keeps this dirty secret of sleeping with makeup on, Nivea decided to finally bring in their cleansing wipes that were only once available in other countries. Last week, I had the pleasure to have been invited by Nivea, tog...
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The New Faces of SM Beauty

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 30, 2014, In : Events 
The SM Store Beauty Section celebrates beauty once again by unveiling the winners of the The SM Face Search this year at the new SMX halls of SM Aura.


With fellow event attendees

“The SM Store Beauty Section has always been the go-to place for our customers to look and feel beautiful. We’re happy when our shoppers discover something new from our wide range of beauty products - be it the right lipstick shade or the fragrance that best suits them. Through Face Search, we want to continue to e...
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Bioderma Launches in Manila

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, In : Events 
Finally, the French skincare brand friends and family have been hoarding in Hong Kong is finally in Manila. “BIOlogy at the service of DERMAtology” is a mission statement upheld by BIODERMA. At its core is a formulation principle—the commitment to provide natural biological ingredients that support skin. With over 35 years of experience, over 50 international patents and 3 research centers in France, Laboratoire Bioderma is putting innovation at the service of the skin. 

Yesterday, I was...
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Guerlain KissKiss Style Icons

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, September 19, 2014, In : Events 
When I first got a call from Guerlain asking if I'd agree to be one of their style icons, I was absolutely caught off guard. One of my favorite fragrance and makeup brands reached out to me and wants me to be a part of their campaign? I was stunned with gratitude and honor and of course, I said yes.



Just to give you a quick background on how the Guerlain's revamped KissKiss lipsticks were created, let me post a few words from Guerlain's creative director.



Guerlain has chosen 12 style icons for ...

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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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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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Burt's Bees Daisy White

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, In : Events 
Burt's Bees has come a long way since the days when its founder used beeswax to make lip balm that grew to be one of the most coveted in the industry. I'm thrilled to share that Burt's Bees has launched a whitening line called the Daisy White. I know a lot of people who jumped into the organic bandwagon years ago in terms of the food that they consume and with the makeup they use. Now, Burt's Bees is giving us the chance to experience organic skincare too!

Last week, they held a blogger's eve...
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Turn Up The Heat with Happy Skin

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, April 7, 2014, In : Events 
It's already April and summer fades out fast. Have you ladies gotten your best beauty bets for summer? If not, look no further, Happy Skin cosmetics have its newest collection to make you extra pretty even on hot sunny days.

Last week, Happy Skin launched its Turn Up The Heat summer collection and reintroduced some of its permanent beauty products. 





But before I talk about the event and their exciting new stuff, let me give those of you who haven't heard about the brand yet a brief background a...

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Event: Colour Collection x Sample Room Event

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, March 7, 2014, In : Events 
Last Saturday, I was invited by one of the country's pioneer beauty bloggers and Sample Room's founder Sophie Uy to attend Colour Collection's event in partnership with Sample Room.

It was a workday for me. I had back-to-back makeup jobs that day and I squeezed in this event to my schedule because I really felt guilty for always having to say no to press event invites since the year started. And also, I miss and wanted to see my fellow beauty bloggers who share the same love I have for beauty,...
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The Inglot Freedom System Is Here!

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, In : Events 
As a makeup artist, you just need color options. There are a lot of cosmetic brands out there where one can shop for what one needs, but rarely does one find all that she needs in just one store. Apparently, we don't need to store hop anymore, Inglot has finally arrived Manila!

Inglot was established over 25 years ago by a young chemist Wojtek Inglot who visualized to produce high quality products at fair and reasonable prices, using only the best possible ingredients and raw materials from th...
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Winners of ZA BBeautiful Contest

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, In : Announcements 
Thanks to everyone who sent in their entries for the ZA BBeautiful Contest that ran from October 11-20. Here are the five winners with the best answers:


Congratulations winners! I've contacted you via email for details as to how you can claim your prizes.

You've each won a ZA gift bag worth P1710 containing:
1 Total Hydration BB Cream UV White 
1 True White Cleansing Foam 
1 True White Prizmizer 
1 True White Day Protector

ZA's Swap and BBeautiful promo and Half-face Test are still ongoing in all th...
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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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Wow Brows!

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, In : Announcements 
If there's one makeup step you can't leave the house without doing, what would it be? Let me guess. Your brows. Almost all of my readers and clients say the same thing. Whenever I do makeup workshops, most of our time is spent on brow grooming. My students even tell me that if they learn how to perfect the art of shaping their brows, they can skip all the other makeup steps and leave the room happy. The correct shape of brows dramatically changes one's look.

Good news for us, Majolica Majorca ...

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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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Pretty in Pinkbox

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, July 28, 2013, In : Reviews 
Last week, Pinkbox invited the media and a pool of bloggers at Zarzuela Shangri-La Plaza Mall to announce the new exciting things coming in for this top accessories brand this 2013.

Pinkbox CEO and founder Nelly See with host Karotitay

Media & bloggers enjoying Filipino cuisine by Zarzuela

With the woman behind Pinkbox' events, Liz Lanuzo of Project Vanity

Pinkbox brand manager and blogger Liz Lanuzo

First off, they announced the new face and brand ambassador of Pinkbox, blogger Verniece Enciso w...
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The Miracle of Bird's Nest

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, June 17, 2013, In : Reviews 
When it comes to skincare, I always advise my clients to invest in a serum with a strong active ingredient instead of just going for the typical moisturizer we're told to use. It's the 21st century and our environment isn't the same as what is used to be decades ago. Our skin can really benefit from potent ingredients to fight pollutants and prevent damage.

But I always get a negative response, "But Dior, they're very expensive!" I cannot deny this. Most serums, because of the technology and t...

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Lip Service

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : Announcements 
“Colour imposes change. A touch of colour can alter your entire appearance.” 
 - Christian Dior 



Experience the magical touch of shine and style with the newest fashion accessory from Dior Beauty -- the Dior Addict Gloss. Discover the 24 new shades of Dior Addict Gloss and get an exclusive flash service of makeup tips and quick tutorials from yours truly.

Saturday, May 11
from 1:30 to 5:30pm 
at the Dior Beauty counter
in Rustan's Shangri-La Plaza.

See you there!

Related Posts: 

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Benefit Flash Sale

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, In : Announcements 
It's the best time to stock up on your Benefit favorites, Benebabes! 


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MJ Lash King Face Off (and Price Off)!

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, February 4, 2013, In : Announcements 
Best-seller and my personal favorite masstige mascara the Lash King is on sale this weekend!  

Lash King is only P499 on Feb 8-10 and Feb 22-24 so that’s almost 40% off! And for every purchase of one tube of this mascara, get a 20% discount coupon that you can use from March 1 – May 31, 2013.



I will probably hoard three tubes -- at least. 

Majolica Majorca is available in leading Watson's  outlets and SM department stores nationwide.
 
Related Posts:
The Lash King’s Royal Chamber
Majolica M...

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The New Glorietta Vibe

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, December 6, 2012,
Never have I thought of gracing the ramp with the country's top models and personalities. But when I was invited by friend and fellow blogger Liz to walk for Ferretti, one of Glorietta's merchants, who can say no? To be a part of history, beating the Guinness World Record for the "Most People Modeling" on a catwalk, was a privilege and an opportunity anyone wouldn't want to miss out on.




 

The biggest Glorietta event happened last November 29 when it broke the Guinness World record with the big...

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Holiday Scents

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, December 3, 2012, In : Collection 
Apart from all the Christmas jingles playing in the malls around the metro, I hardly felt December kicking in so quickly. I was hearing mass with a friend yesterday and it suprised me when Father spoke about lighting the first advent during Homily. How time flies! And how little time I have to shop for family and friends for Christmas!

Just right when I was about to panic, I remembered attending Zen Zest's Diva Off Challenge last week at Red Box Greenbelt. I wasn't able to stay for the program...

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Smashbox Staff Training

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, November 5, 2012, In : Works 
Last month, I had the pleasure to lead the training of Smashbox Philippines' staff at Beauty Bar's newly opened store in Bonifacio High Street. Here are some snapshots from the training:

Training set-up
 
With Girlie, my demo model for the "Perfect Canvass" look

The Beauty Bar staff at work
 
Doing a 15-minute Perfect Canvass look
 
Smashbox believes in perfecting the canvass more than anything else.
 
Last few touches before presenting their models
 
Models with the Daytime Makeup look achieved by using...

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Pinkbox: No more Bad Hair Days!

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, November 5, 2012, In : Reviews 
Studies show that next to our faces, women are most concerned on their hair. We spend thousands of cash on hair treatments, maintain good relations with our hairstylists and don't mind spending our petty cash on hair accessories. No wonder Pinkbox, after ten good years of business, has grown to be one of our country's largest accessory chain store.

To celebrate Pinkbox' success, press and bloggers were invited to the launch of its newest hair enhancers the donut bun and hair puff. Here are som...

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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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'Benefiting' Rustan's Makati

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, In : Announcements 
Good news ladies! Not only did Benefit cosmetics finally opened its 3rd door to us in Rustan's Makati, they've launched new brow services and beauty kits too on the side. Here's a lowdown on what happened at Benefit's opening in Glorietta last week:


Benefit's shop-in-shop in Rustan's Makati. That honeysuckle store label gives me a burst of excitement -- every time!

 
Theme for the party: Kicking Some Class. It will make sense once you see their newest product launches as you scroll down.
 

 With B...

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Makeup Talks & Seminars

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, June 14, 2012, In : Works 
It’s always been a pleasure for me to share my passion to women (and men) who are interested to learn more about makeup and grooming. Every year, DLSU, my alma mater, invites me to do half-day seminars to my fellow Lasallites on personal imaging and makeup. I only have some pictures to share, back in 2009 and 2011 where I lead a three-hour Make-up 101 class for DLSU’s LEAP day.


 

  


After some time of doing this, I’ve been asked by corporate clients to lead talks and seminars for their sta...


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Benefit Beauty Confessions Party

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, June 4, 2012, In : News 
When Aubrey of Benefit Cosmetics texted to invite me to an exclusive bloggers' event, I said yes not knowing it's going to be one of the craziest and gutsiest parties I'm ever going to experience! We bloggers arrived at Sweet Bella in Burgos Circle unsuspicious of what's gonna go down that night. We were just warned that the night was all about "getting real."
 
With Aubrey Bautista of Benefit Cosmetics and stylist Alyanna Martinez
 

 We were each asked to write down our own beauty secrets in the...

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Hot & Cold: Reinterpreted

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, In : Reviews 
If you're about the same age as me, you'd remember Benetton's Hot & Cold franchise in their witty faucet-shaped bottles. Created in 1997, the Hot & Cold franchise is the best-selling line in the Benetton fragrances. Now, reinterpreted in a more contemporary gold and silver versions, I personally think the fragrances grew up same time as I did!

The first version of the ever popular Hot & Cold
 
Hot & Cold reinterpreted as molten metals
 
Hot Gold for Women
This light and elegant fruity floral fragra...

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Prom: Feb 2012

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, February 27, 2012, In : Works 
Thanks to my prom princesses who sent their photos!

Hair & Make-up by Dior Co
Assisted by Aries Manal and MJ Delizo



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Benefit Grand Launch

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : Announcements 
Benefit opened its doors for us before 2011 ended last year. Now open in Greenbelt 5 for 2 months, Benefit officially celebrated its launch in Manila last week, with the arrival of the daughters of the cosmetic brands' founder, Maggie and Annie Ford Danielson.


Thank you Benefit for the exclusive invite!

The event started out with Maggie and Annie introducing Benefit and its products. It was so cute how each Benefit best-sellers were introduced, on a pink carpet slash runway, where the winners o...

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Ad Campaign: Chinese New Year (SM North Edsa)

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, January 16, 2012, In : Works 
Photography by Jay Tablante
Styling by Boop Yap & Kimi Yap
Make-up by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Cora Lee



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Estee Lauder Make-over

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, January 9, 2012, In : Reviews 
As a child, I've always been fascinated with my mom's make-up kit, figuring out what the weird looking eyelash curler is for and which color to put on what area on my face. One of the brands she always keep is Estee Lauder. I guess because of this, I've always labeled Estee Lauder as a beauty brand for the "mature" and the "old". Subconsciously, I've never really considered adding any Estee Lauder product both in my personal and professional kit, until I was asked to do a stint for them last ...
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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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Majolica Majorca Grand Launch

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : News 
Finally, after months of mourning for Japan, Majolica Majorca (the masstige brand of Shiseido) held their long-awaited grandiose launch party at Opus last Wednesday, June 1. The launch event that was supposedly held in March was postponed to give respect and keep solemn during the unfortunate tragedy that happened in the native origin of this wonderful brand.

Upon entering Opus that was transformed into an enchanted and whimsical wonderland, we were greeted by MJ’s PR team and were given f...

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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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Beauty Raves From Globes

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, In : Celebrities 
My top picks and favorite beauty looks from The 68th Golden Globes.


January Jones' Old Hollywood Waves

Topping the list is of course January Jones who nailed it with her glossy '40s blonde hairstyle, teamed with a rich red lip. Her classy look spelled out serious glamour. 


Olivia Wilde’s French Maiden Look

Olivia’s makeup look was inspired by images she collected of what she refers to as ‘the French girl.’ Celebrity makeup artist Spencer Barnes kept her face fresh and clean, pairing it wi...

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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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Sandra Bullock: Best of Oscars 2010

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, March 8, 2010, In : Celebrities 

Days before the Academy Awards, critics were saying Sandra Bullock had a very odd chance of winning the Oscar. Well, the actress didn't think so as she came in the show red-carpet ready, prepped with Best Actress-caliber beauty by Glam Squad headed by celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin for Chanel Beauty and hairstylist Adir Abergel for Frédéric Fekkai.

Sandra looked absolutely deserving of the award she took home with her modern-classy Hollywood makeup: dewy skin, soft eyes, and a bold red...


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Red Lips at the Golden Globes

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Minimally glamorous beauty accessorized what seemed to be a never-ending assortment of one-shouldered dresses at Sunday night’s rainy Golden Globes ceremony. Chloë Sevigny, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Drew Barrymore fought the weather with sleek, pulled-back chignons, while Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock worked lower, looser side-parted adaptations of the same style. There were some updo dissenters as well, with Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts bucking the humidity and keeping their tresses...
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