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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.



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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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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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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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Strip Mama

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, February 18, 2017, In : Reviews 
I can't believe we've entered our ninth month into this pregnancy! And that means preparations, preparations, preparations for the coming of our baby AND the dreaded labor! I honestly don't know what to expect when I deliver, but I sure am going to prepare for it. One of the priorities I've listed is an appointment with Strip Manila to clean me up 'down there' in preparation for labor.

I've been drying to try Strip's limited edition Mulled Wine Wax since it debuted last year December. Followin...
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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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The Gift of Vision & Color

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, December 2, 2016, In : Announcements 
What to do when you're not certain what gifts will be appreciated by your friends and loved ones this Christmas? Go for gift certificates that'll give them the freedom to choose what they want! This year, FreshLook and Air Optix Colors launch their Gift Certificates just in time for the holidays.



AIR OPTIX® COLORS and FreshLook® Color Contact Lenses are designed to enhance dark or light eyes and bring out one’s natural beauty. They are made with a unique, smooth surface and feature a tech...

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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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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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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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Recipes of Nature

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 21, 2016,
The skincare step people usually leave out from their routine? Masks. If you're one of these people, then you are missing a whole lot of goodness.

Yesterday, The Body Shop launched their five new variety of natural face masks to revive and refresh our skin at The Wholesome Table. Powered by highly effective natural ingredients, these facial skin care masks purify, clarify and rehydrate with no parabens, silicone or mineral oil. 


AMAZONIAN ACAI ENERGIZING RADIANCE MASK

This veganexfoliating gel f...
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Unleash the Goddess Within

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, In : Events 
Sleek Makeup invited friends from the media today for another event and seeing that it's a launch of a highlighting kit, there was no chance I was to say no. In the center of SM Makati's activity area, Sleek Makeup's event glimmered in gold, making all of the guests want to unleash the goddesses in us.


And it was easy for us to do so with the activities they've prepared for us:

We could have as much metallic body tattoos we wanted!



Or we could have our Egyptian makeup and face tattoos done wit...
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Yes to Confidence

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, In : Announcements 
Do you remember how it was like to be a teen? From the onset of pimples to having fleeting crushes, it was indeed challenging! But it was a fun-filled phase too. After all, being a teen also comes with friendship, growth, and self-discovery!

And, here to help teens make the most out of their teen years by saying yes to confidence is #TeenWeekPH2016. On its 4th year, #TeenWeekPH2016 aims to reach 1 million teens around GMA/NCR, Central Luzon and Calabarzon.

TeenWeek PH is reaching out to mo...
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Fend Off Pimples for Good

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 6, 2016, In : Reviews 
I've been suffering from the occasional (hormonal) breakouts since I entered my 20's. Back then, I've been relying on spot treatments that dries out the pesky bump as a quick fix. Come next month and I'm faced with the same problem. It was experience and maturity that I've learned to be patient with my skin and stick to a regimen that works if I really wanted to stave off pimples for good.

A line that I found effective was Céleteque Dermoscience™ Acne Solutions line. This is a line of highl...
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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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Safe 'N Beautiful Nails

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : Reviews 
Pregnancy is a difficult phase in a woman's life. So from the time we learned we were expecting, I made it a priority that this pregnancy would be a happy one. Meaning, I don't deprive myself of foods I crave for, I let myself enjoy being pampered and I didn't skip my beauty routines.But the only thing I'm quite uptight about is getting toxic chemicals into my system. So the search for beauty products that are pregnant-friendly has been the goal every time I shop.

My nails have been neglect...
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Eyes on Fleek

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : Announcements 
Whenever I hold private one-on-one or group makeup classes, the one thing my students are eager to learn is how to do the eye makeup. And yes, it's the most challenging tedious part of any makeover that most of us just leave it out when we do our faces.

This year, The SM Beauty Store encourages us not to skip our eyes and teaches us the basics on how to achieve eyes on fleek! By offering us great deals on eye makeup from brands under its roof, SM Beauty tells us that there's no excuse to no...
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K-Palette 3-Way Eyebrow Pencil

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : Reviews 
I've probably written too many reviews on K-Palette. Why? Because every single year, the brand just keeps on innovating their beauty products again and again to make our lives easier. Whether it be in formula or function. This time, they've launched their improved version of their smooth eyebrow pencil that comes with a strong hold powder and firm brow comb.


The formulation of strong hold oil and film ingredient is included in both the pencil and powder to help create perfect brows without pil...
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Wonder Jelly

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : Reviews 
What's the number one staple in your beauty shelf? Mine's definitely a multi-purpose product. And when I say multiple, I mean over a hundred ways of use -- literally! Would you believe that there's over 100 things that you can do with Vaseline petroleum jelly?



From soothing dry skin to serving as a shoe (and bag) shine, no wonder Vaseline is known as the Wonder Jelly for its versatility. Here, I've listed ten surprising ways I like to use my own tub of Vaseline:

1. Maintain your perfume scent ...

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International Press Shopping Day

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, September 17, 2016, In : Reviews 
Why would you choose a similar shade of lipstick worth thousands over a tube of the same shade that's just a hundred bucks? I understand the lure of just getting a “dupe” instead of a more expensive brand, but if you’re anything like me who finds joy in all things pretty, splurging makes sense. Not only does the chic packaging gets me sold, but the peace of mind that comes with having the best ingredients and pigments be applied on my face is worth the extra cash out.

A few weeks ago, L...
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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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Preggy Partners In Crime

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, August 15, 2016, In : Reviews 
A day after we felt overflowing joy and excitement from the news that we are pregnant, the typical me felt panic. Not just panic on how I'm supposed to raise a child (more about that panic here), but also the panic on how my body will change in the weeks to come. I immediately went to see myself in a full-length mirror. The horror of seeing my current stretch marks and sagging skin left me speechless. I will have more of these once I get bigger! As if I need more of those!

So the first thing ...
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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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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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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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Microdermabrasion on Our Fingertips

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, In : Reviews 
Okay, to be honest, it takes a whole lot to make me excited about beauty products nowadays. Being in the beauty industry for almost a decade now, I think I've seen it all. Until yesterday, when Aesthetique Solutions launched their handy exfoliation device that can totally change my beauty regimen.

Behold, Revitalize Mircodermabrasion Device  – a personal, dermatologist grade beauty tool that will give us all the exfoliation we need to help us achieve beautifully smooth and youthful skin. 



So ...

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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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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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15 Scent-sational Years of Zen Zest

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, May 26, 2016, In : Events 
Last week, Zen Zest celebrated 15 years of bringing us reasonably priced quality fragrances. From just one small kiosk, the proudly Filipino-owned company grew into a successful enterprise with over 100 outlets nationwide and abroad, and registering 100,000 bottles of Zen Zest fragrances sold monthly. Founder Michelle Fontelera notes, "No matter how tough the economy gets, Filipinos still find the time and budget to hunt for and buy products that will make them look good and feel good,” Tod...
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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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Guerlain And I

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, In : Announcements 
As you grow more mature, you go for things that are of quality even if it entails spending a few more bucks for that upgrade. When I turned 30, I honestly felt my skin and body change and promise, it's not all in my head! Pigments and color payoff aren't the only factors I consider when buying makeup. Now, the comfort feel and even scent makes it to my top priority when choosing what cosmetics to purchase. Now, my visits to department stores and boutiques are more frequent than supermarkets. ...
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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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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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Beauty Habits that Don't Involve Beauty Products

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, In : Reviews 
I received a message last week by one of my blog’s readers and it contained just one question. “What is your number one beauty secret and what is the one beauty product you can’t live without?” And it got me thinking. With tons of beauty products I’ve used, tried and tested, do I really know which one worked best on me and does it really take just one product to achieve beauty?

In this day and age when beauty products, both local and foreign, are just a click away to be added to o...
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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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Romantic Ritual with Priva

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, February 29, 2016, In : Reviews 
Being married is a huge adjustment on almost all aspects of my life. And yes, even on my hygiene regimen. What does one really need to prepare for those intimate moments? Freedom from dark secrets? A pump of multi-confidence?

When it comes to romatic rituals and meaningful intimate care needs like these, Priva promises to be on our side. In fact, Priva is for the woman who wants more—and gets it! It is the premium feminine wash today that's being used by countless women for everyday care ...
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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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Becoming A Sun Warrior

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, February 6, 2016, In : Events 
What is life without being out and about? Ever since I was little, I was never afraid of playing outdoors and being under the sun. I love summer and never understood why some people are so scared to be exposed to the sun and wear huge hats and use umbrellas at the beach. It's not only okay to bask under the sun, it's fun! That is, until I turned 30. Suddenly, I felt a certain fear of the sun’s UV rays that may cause my skin unseen permanent damage and premature ageing. But thanks to the rec...
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Shade Adjusting Drops

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, In : Reviews 
I probably own a more than ten bottles of liquid foundation due to the fact that they come in different textures, coverages and shades. For someone whose skintone seems to change on a weekly basis, I have to own a lot to match my skin. It's pricey on the pockets and messy on the beauty shelf! But now, thanks to the revolutionary product of The Body Shop, we now can adjust the shade of our foundation with their Shade Adjusting Drops.

The only products every woman should own to get their perfect...

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Bridal: Christa Choa - Kwok

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, In : Works 
Photography by Jeff and Lisa
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian








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Bridal: Ma. Teresa Taverner

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, In : Works 
Photography by Dino Lara
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Jeri Sebastian








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New from Beautique

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, January 14, 2016, In : Reviews 
Last month, I had the pleasure of receiving a package from the new beauty online shop Beautique. Upon opening the package, I was delighted to see that their products are like no other. Beautique is your premiere web store for innovative skincare and anti-aging products, designed for women looking for beauty solutions at the convenience of their own home. I put off writing reviews on these as I know I'll be exposing myself to harsh elements for the duration of our holiday winter trip in Japan ...
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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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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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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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K-Palette Thanksgiving Afternoon

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 5, 2015, In : Events 
When you're starting a new phase in your life, in my case marriage, things just tend to change. I no longer have the time and energy to attend all the beauty events I'm invited to. It's a good thing actually, I get to realize what brands I truly believe in. 

Cheryl Tan, owner of Beautybox Corp that brought us the many Japanese brands that we now have in Manila, thanked me last week for always supporting their events. And honestly, I felt the other way around. I'm truly grateful that these bran...
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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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Review: Benefit Air Patrol

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 5, 2015, In : Reviews 
I'm often asked why I still stop by a beauty store despite thousands of makeup I have at home. Well, the beauty industry just keeps coming out with newer innovative products! Take Benefit Cosmetics' new Air Patrol BB cream eyelid primer for instance. I mean, who wouldn't buy an eyelid primer in BB cream texture with broad-spectrum SPF 20 that also contains EnviroDefend complex to help guard our delicate eyelids against sun, smoke and pollutants?


It also promises to extend the wear of eyesha...
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Kiehl's Doctor Is In

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 5, 2015, In : Events 
Admit it, going to your dermatologist sometimes feels like going to your dentist. Patience is not my strongest suit and having to wait someone do something for me wears me thin. When it comes to my skin, it's just either my dermatologist brother or me who takes care of it. And just whenever I don't have the time to go to his clinic, I self-medicate!

Thanks to brands such as Kiehl's that has partnerships with dermatologists and scientific experts from renowned universities around the globe, we ...
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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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Review: pH Care Naturals

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 2, 2015, In : Reviews 
Do you know that 1 out of 3 Filipinas have, at least once, used natural ingredients to wash their intimate area? This is why pH Care bottled up nature’s wonders through two popularly used ingredients, papaya and guava leaves, to come up with their all-new pH Care Naturals line in pH Care Naturals Papaya and pH Care Naturals Guava.



I've been a user of pH care since it first launched. I think I was just a tween back then. My favorite variant was Cool Wind and have been using it maybe for half...

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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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Review: NARCISO Fragrance

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, In : Reviews 
I remember it was just a decade ago when I couldn't care less about fragrances and scents. In my younger years, I just felt there was no need to veil yourself with too much scent (that costs too much too!) as long as you shower religiously. But as I grew older and maybe, just maybe wiser, I've come to appreciate fragrances. I even see it as a fashion accessory -- like a train of a gown that leaves the last impression to your audience.

I've been collecting numerous bottles for years now, but I...
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Review: Guerlain KissKiss Roselip

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, In : Reviews 
Last year, I had the pleasure and honour to be chosen as one of Guerlain's KissKiss Style Icons. It was a no brainer to say yes when asked as Guerlain has been one of the most trusted beauty brands I've loved. This Fall, Guerlain introduces Bloom of Rose, an unexpected, versatile, and ultra-feminine lip collection to follow suit their original KissKiss lipstick line.

Inspired by the natural beauty of the rose, the KissKiss Roselip offers the season’s must-have hues—from charming red to ro...
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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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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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Review: Solique Gel Polish

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, In : Reviews 
Since the first time I heard that studies show that women who have nail polishes on their fingertips are more productive at work than women who don’t, I always make it a point that I get weekly manicures. It sucks though how easily manis get ruined. Then comes gel polish to the rescue, but then the UV light that activates the gel formula is harmful to the skin. So I never really tried that. I went on with life with regular polish – that is until last week when Girl Stuff, the local nail p...
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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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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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Perks of Online Shopping

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, August 10, 2015, In : Tips 
I am not one who'd rather shop online but despite the thousands of retail shops we now have in Manila, there are still some things that only the internet can offer. And with the migraine-inducing traffic we face everyday, it's only but wise to turn to online shops nowadays.There still are many people who are hesitant to buy online and I was one of them before. 

According to Superagents PH, the newest online portal where you can buy from a wide range of products and services, from gadgets, insu...
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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:

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Pixi Beauty's Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, May 8, 2015, In : Reviews 
Spring into summer with Pixi's Spring/Summer 2015 collection, consisting of everything a girl needs for the season.


Brow Powder Palette

This palette of 6 brow powders + applicator makes it easy to perfectly shape brows. With six matte shades to mix and match, this palette lets you customize your perfect brow colour no matter what your hair colour or skin shade is. If you are a brunette, match your hair colour. If you have blonde hair for summer, go with the lightest brown shade in the palette....
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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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Inglot Opens Its Flagship Store

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, December 18, 2014, In : Events 
My, my... how time flies! I can still remember writing a post on my first visit to the much awaited Inglot store in Glorietta 5 last year. And now, they've already opened a new store — their grandest and biggest one to-date!

A couple of days ago, I had the chance to experience and shoot at the newest flagship store of Inglot Cosmetics, the brand that brought the power of freedom to your makeup selection, in Megamall Bldg A.

The event was hosted by the fab, fun & quirky Sam Oh.

The Inglot PH te...

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Giving the Greatest Gift of All — Education

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Announcements 
Christmas 2014 at The Body Shop is all about wishes and making them come true, not only by providing us with their biggest ever gift selection, but also by teaming up with War Child. For every specially selected gift you buy, you can send a child to a class.



War Child, the global charity for children affected by war, grants children the gift of education. With our help, The Body Shop is aiming to provide more than 6 million lessons in war-torn areas. For every specially selected gift you buy,...

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Japan's Kracie Arrives Manila

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, In : Announcements 
I don't know about you beauty addicts, but the first aisle I head to when at a grocery store is the toiletries aisle. We've gotten a lot of good brands over the years but somehow, they never seemed enough still. So when I heard that Kracie, a toiletry and cosmetic brand that came from Japan, is finally available in Manila, I was psyched! Established in 1887, Kracie provides high quality but reasonably priced home-use products for daily living such as body washes, shampoos, hair conditioners, ...
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Review: Ultimate Brow Define

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, December 13, 2014, In : Reviews 
I've recently written a blog post on Eye of Horus Metallic Icons and included in the article a sneak peek about their upcoming brow product. Well, it has made its way to us just in time for Christmas!



The slimline pointed tip is perfect for eyebrow definition while the mechanical twist up lead never needs sharpening. The Castor Oil in the formula also enhances brow condition and growth in the long run.

Available in three shades: Husk (Blonde), Dynasty (Medium Brown) and Nile (Medium/Dark)


Came...

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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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The Body Shop Holiday Tint Geisha Doll

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, November 12, 2014,
This holiday season, The Body Shop's iconic Lip & Cheek Stain comes in a new red shade the cutest special edition packaging in the form of a geisha doll!

Isn't this the cutest thing??

This limited edition red shade is sprinkled with gold glitter to add glitz to our Christmas. 


This dual-purpose liquid stain gives a natural-looking, rosy winter glow to lips and cheeks. Dab onto lips or cheeks straight from the applicator. Blend using clean fingertips. Reapply for added intensity.

Wearing The Body...

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Eye of Horus Metallic Icons

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, November 12, 2014,
Last week, makeup artists and beauty bloggers were invited to an exclusive intimate afternoon tea to meet with Amy Lennane of Eye of Horus Australia. On the way to Lusso, I was already pondering on what they might have in store for us. Another eye product I imagined as Eye of Horus is a brand that's been well-known for their high-quality eye products.

Early birds Sab and I with Amy Lennane

But surprise, surprise! I arrived seeing the entire Glamourbox team tattooed up with shiny metallic tattoo...
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TRESemmé Runway Ready Sale

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, In : Announcements 
What better news can a beauty girl get on a typical day than to hear that one of their favorite beauty products is on sale?

TRESemmé, the salon brand used by professionals that gives women salon gorgeous hair this holiday season at half the price with its TRESemmé Runway Ready Sale. Fans of the brand can now get salon gorgeous hair at home, everyday as TRESemmé marks down their best selling TRESemmé Keratin Smooth shampoo and conditioner 440 ml bottle packs by 50%!



Infusing Keratin prot...

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Benefit Blings It On

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Events 
Seems like body ornaments are the "in" thing to have right now. We've been seeing a lot of jewellery tattoos since last month here in Manila. It's the perfect way for fashion to fuse with beauty.

And with this trend, Benefit Cosmetics opted to join the bandwagon by introducing their newest limited edition Bling Brow, a set of brow crystal accessories made of Swarovski Crystal elements that come in eight shades. This new service adds an irresistible sparkle that’s perfect for ladies who want ...
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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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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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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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Ciaté Loves Manila

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 9, 2014, In : Events 
Being in the beauty industry for about eight years now, I realized that it's not just about the face anymore. Makeup and skincare aren't the only things being considered when "beauty" is the topic of the day. Nails, for one, had been given much attention lately due to the trends we saw in the runway. And I, personally, had been into this trend too! With bi-weekly mani and pedi appointments, DIY nail art and whatnot, it's no secret the nail industry is taking a big chunk of the beauty industry...
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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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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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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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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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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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Lupita Nyong'o's Speech On Beauty

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, In : News 
A few days before her historic Oscar win for 12 Years A Slave, actress Lupita Nyong'o accepted an award for Best Breakthrough Performance at the seventh annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon hosted by Essence magazine. It was there she delivered a speech on beauty that every little girl should hear.


I included the transcript below and wrote in bold characters her powerful words that moved me. 

"I received a letter from a girl and I’d like to share just a small part of it with you: "Dear L...

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My 1st Subscription Glamourbox!

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, In : Reviews 
I admit, for someone who works in the beauty industry, it's a shame I've never held any subscription beauty box in my life -- until last month when Glamourbox sent me their Special Edition Snoe Products box. 

I only know one thing about subscription boxes, they promise to send you beauty products that are at least thrice the subscription fee you pay every month. To my excitement, of course I opened the box at once and immediately I was in what I call my "beauty heaven." No wonder almost every ...
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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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Push & Pop Party

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 31, 2013, In : Events 
When you're nearing your 30's, the word party doesn't really trigger excitement anymore like it used to in your teens. Now, it just meant loud music and claustrophobia that leads to exhaustion and an excuse to leave before midnight -- just when the party is about to start. So it's refreshing to attend a party that starts at dinner time, with a few people to chat with in an intimate setting.

That's exactly what my Wednesday night was at the Benefit Push & Pop Party -- a night of catching up wit...

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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





Related Posts:

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




Related Posts:

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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Debut: Rachelle

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, In : Works 
Theme: Moulin Rouge
Makeup by Dior Co
Hairstyling by Aries Manal







Related Posts:
Prom: Feb 2012
Debut: Jenica Kabigting
High Fashion: Four Seasons Brides


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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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Holiday Gift Giving From Bobbi Brown

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, December 17, 2012, In : Collection 
Christmas proves to be my favorite holiday not only for what it stands for (family, commemoration of our Savior, forgiveness, etc.), but also for what the season brings us in stores -- holiday palettes and gift sets!

This year, Bobbi Brown brings us palettes that embrace the holiday spirit of gift giving with fun and festive shades. From your beloved mom to your boss (and why not yourself?), Bobbi Brown got you covered this year. Here are some of the palettes I recommend for your holiday gif...

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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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On-the-Go Kits c/o Benefit

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, In : Reviews 
Do you just hate it when you try to really pack your toilettries light and you end up getting every bottle from your bathroom shelf? Women usually have separation anxiety when it comes to their beauty stuff. (I swear, I can always tell if there's something missing from my shelf and makeup kit!) The simplest thing to do would be to gather up sample and travel-size versions of your must-haves. Most cosmetic companies are generous on giving out skincare samples especially if you buy a heavy loot...
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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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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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Perfectly Adorned Face

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, In : Trend Reports 

 
The opening day of London Fashion Week may have been all about the new collections but more than the clothes, we beauty junkies also watch out for the hair and make-up trends. With the return of avant-garde, 3-D makeup on the catwalks, it is perhaps to be expected that new products that allow you to graft carefully shaped, intricately designed adornments directly onto your face in lieu of eye shadow and blush would be hitting the market. Face Lace, a new makeup concept from Phyllis Cohen, th...

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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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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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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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Allure's 2011 Beauty Awards

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, In : Announcements 
Aside from the Oscar's, the one thing I patiently wait for annually is Allure's Beauty Awards. Almost all fashion magazines have this kind of awarding yearly but I find Allure to be most unbiased and helpful. Most of the products I have in both my professional and personal kit were discovered through my monthly subscription to the magazine.



This year, the 2011 Best of Beauty Awards gives us 236 carefully picked beauty products to drool over. Find out for yourself the greatest eye creams, lip...

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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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Debut: Jenica Kabigting

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, March 7, 2011, In : Works 
Katy Perry-themed debut 

Photography by Benjie Tiongco 
Make-up by Dior Co 
Hairstyling by Bea Misa

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