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Sun Protection that is Eres Tu

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

Thanks for this...

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An Afternoon with the pH Care Girls

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

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

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 28, 2016, In : Reviews 
Lackluster skin? Only two things might be happening -- either your skin needs exfoliation due to build-up of old skin cells or you need extra moisture. 

Cure gives us the basic solutions for these concerns: a facial in a bottle and a skin cream in a tube. 



I've written a review on the sought-after Cure Natural Aqua Gel three years ago. And since then, it still has been one of the products I routinely use with my other exfoliants. It's one of those products that you just need in your life!

Now le...

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How To Make Wedding Pics Look Like a Fashion Ed

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 20, 2016, In : Reviews 
Before our wedding, my husband and I had an entire day of "practice" during our pre-wedding shoot and boy, it takes a fearless pump of vision and confidence to nail those fierce poses. My advice? Get a really really really good photographer who has a team who can teach you to pose and cheer for you while you're doing those poses.






I remember, aside from the retouch kits and clothes in the van where we change in between layouts, were Swish sprays to help us have fresh breath all day long. To...
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Clarins Skin Spa

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 14, 2016, In : Reviews 
Back ache is one of the foremost complaints of expecting women. That extra weight, both on our bellies and our busts, just really puts a toll on our backs. Even in my first trimester, I suffered body aches and craved for a good massage. But almost all women I know advised me against it. And even if they didn't, it was very hard to look for spas or therapists who would touch me early on in the pregnancy. Thank goodness for my sister who not only encouraged me to answer to my body's aching need...
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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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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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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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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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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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CK2: The Thrill of The 2 of Us

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, April 4, 2016, In : Reviews 
Calvin Klein made a hit with its unisex fragrance CK One from 1994, which marked the urban youth of the nineties. 2 decades after the iconic launch of CK One, the house of CK comes back with the anthem for millennials that celebrates the life of today’s youth: bold, free, diverse, thrilling experiences are amplified by the connections between two people. Calvin Klein returns to its tradition and presents a new scent that is gender free called CK2, intended for the generation known as the Mi...
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La Petite Robe Noire Lipsticks

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, April 1, 2016, In : Reviews 
A few weeks ago, I received an invite from Guerlain to celebrate the expansion of its iconic La Petite Robe Noire fragrance collection into a world of colour. After last year's successful launch of their KissKiss lipsticks, I was pretty curious what their new lipstick would be.



La Petite Robe Noire Shiny Lip Colour comes in 20 shades and the Shiny Nail Colour in 8. The packaging of both the lipsticks and the nail lacquers, inspired by the bottle of the perfume, is to die for. I'm sure a suck...
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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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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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Pond's Institute Opens Its Doors in Manila

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

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

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 5, 2015, In : Reviews 
There is nothing more rewarding than having the luxury of time to take long baths after a long day. And while at it, why not bathe in a luxurious scent? I believe that the scent of a woman all starts in the shower.

We now can have the luxurious experience of bathing with perfume every day, as LUX finally sets the Philippines abloom. Masterfully designed and crafted by perfume experts from New York, Paris, and London, the new LUX Perfumed Bath Collection consists of lingering fragrances that ...
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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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You Can Be Skinny AND Strong

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, February 24, 2014,
When I read today's Women's Health online article about women being bashed for being too skinny, I didn't know if I should discuss it here in my beauty blog or in my Tumblr personal blog. But since health is also under the beauty category (who can be beautiful without being healthy??), I decided this blog is the right platform.

In the said article, Actress Gal Gadot has been getting a lot of flack for being "too skinny" to play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman. I have my own s...
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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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Q&A: Irritated Skin

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, November 25, 2013, In : Tips 
Q: I have dry skin and lately, it gets irritated easily. Any product I use makes me itch and breakout. What can I do to reverse my sensitive skin? What products would you recommend for me to use?

A: Most of my clients who have dry skin also suffer from sensitive skin. When your skin loses moisture due to external radicals, your skin's natural lipid layers may become damaged, resulting in dehydrated and itchy skin. If your skin's sensitivity has worsened like you've said, stop using whatever sk...
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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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Asian Secrets Whitening Spa

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Reviews 
Asian Secrets Whitening Spa, a first of its kind, is now open to de-stress us at The Block SM City North EDSA. Let me reiterate that -- it's a whitening spa. In a country like ours where everyone would just do anything to get fairer skin, I'm almost sure Asian Secrets will be fully-booked from here on now.

Asian Secrets has been known of its Lulur Whitening Ritual, a 300-year-old royal purifying ritual that was once exclusively used by brides-to-be from the Javanese royalty, 40 days before th...
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Is Stress Making You Ugly?

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, July 29, 2013, In : Tips 
While some of our best work and best decisions are accomplished under pressure, our looks may suffer because of it. Whether it stems from big-picture issues like constant work overload or money trouble, or from tiny daily hassles like getting stuck behind a slow truck, we all can experience the gnarly toll that stress can take on your looks.


It’s a topic that Dr. Amy Wechsler explores in her book, The Mind-Beauty Connection. According to Wechsler, stress is “the root of all evils today,...

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Post-Summer Skin Savers

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : Tips 
It's just the month of May but it's been raining quite frequently lately. It seems like summer is ending a little early this year! A part of me is sad that sunny days are over but at the same time relieved as we don't have to endure the scorching heat of the sun and the possible damage it can do to our skin!

So we've basked under the sun and got the perfect tan. I believe that most of us know better than to skip sunscreen this season but even if we did our best to wear as much SPF as we could,...

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Pure 'N Fresh

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : Reviews 
Do you still remember your teenage years? I remember mine quite clearly. I was my most energetic self in those years filled with fun activities and adventures that bring back many of the best memories. Some of the most exciting experiences in your life happens in your teen years. It’s when you take spontaneous trips with your bestfriends, when you try out new sports and discover what you're really good at, and it’s also a time when meeting boys can be awkward. Staying confident and fresh ...
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Facial in a Bottle

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, In : Reviews 
Despite being a fan of once-in-awhile pampering, I must admit I hate facials. I hate having to lie down for half an hour or more just to have someone massage my face. But it's something I do as I believe in its benefits of improving circulation and promoting rejuvenation. Don't you just wish this is something we can do at home, all by ourselves in just one minute or two? Who has the time for weekly facials anyway?

God must have heard my plea, as Japan's no. 1 exfoliator is now available in the...
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Chanel N°5 Soap: Luxury at $1.25 per Shower

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, January 24, 2013, In : Reviews 

Chanel couldn’t send me better news on this grey, cold and rainy day. After the classic and insurmountable Chanel N°5 perfume, now comes its soap counterpart, refining the art of luxurious pampering. $75 might be a lot to pay for a bar of soap but this is Chanel N°5 combined with ultra-moisturizing glycerin and transformed into an 11-ounce promise of luxurious bath experience.
 


It’s soft, creamy, luxurious, gentle and lathers like a dream. It smells like N°5 but in a softer, subtler way...

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Holiday Scents

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

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

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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: 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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Q&A: Stretch Marks!

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, In : Tips 
 
Q
: Help! I have bad stretch marks around my hips and stomach. Is there a way to get rid of them?
 
A: Not entirely, no. But dermatologist treatments can help fade and smooth them. Stretch marks are the result of skin's elastic tissue breaking when it stretches (rapid weight gain and pregnancy are causes), leaving pink, wrinkled skin that gradually becomes a dense, white scar. For newer marks, a derm can prescribe a glycolic acid or a retinoid to lighten the color and improve skin's texture, or...

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Beauty Buys from Grocery Shopping

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, In : Reviews 
Last week, I gladly joined my Dad to go grocery shopping. I think it's been a year since I last visited a supermarket and really scan each aisle section. As always, I went through the beauty section first. And my, my, was I surprised when I saw the shelves with a lot of new brands and products. I felt like a little girl who's just discovered new flavors in a candy store! I was tempted to hoard but knew better that beauty products have shelf lives. 

I grabbed about six new beauty products to tr...

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Beauty Loot In My Purse

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, In : Reviews 
As promised in my previous post, I'm finally revealing what beauty products are in my purse. Unlike my last post which is more about my personal makeup kit, this is about what I bring with me around -- for retouch, quick fix, etc.

You'd be surprised there are almost no makeup in my gold makeup kit (Thanks Majolica Majorca, I've been on the lookout for a gold purse where I can put my travel makeup stash!) but two. I really do believe that cleanliness is next to godliness. So what you'd find her...

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Benefit Beauty Confessions Party

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

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

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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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Tous For Spring

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, In : Reviews 
In tropical country like ours, the cool breeze of the holidays is definitely a breather. But I can never contest the happiness I feel when the temperature starts to rise up again. This only means one thing: sunny days are back! So what better way to celebrate the beginning of spring than to actually wear it? 
 


Inspired by the spring and the delight and vivacious spirit it brings, Tous launches three fragrances that radiate purity, serenity and innocent charm. 

 

Upon smelling these three scents,...

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Commenter of the Month!

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, January 16, 2012, In : Contests 
I'm starting my 2012 in deep gratitude to the year that has been. For the first time, I'm giving away beauty goodies to one commenter each month. Be the commenter of the month this January and win this Body Bakery Gift set worth P1,550.00!


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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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H&M Cosmetics

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, In : Reviews 
During my short trip to Hong Kong last week, I finally had the chance to check out H&M's cosmetic line. I wasn't really excited to see it. I mean, I'd probably be better off buying from a brand that makes cosmetics, not clothes. And it's a good thing I didn't expect so much because really, there was a lot of cosmetics but I hardly had the desire to buy any of it. Here's why:


Presentation looks cheap, so as the plastics they're enclosed in.


Eyeshadow palette offers only metallic finishes. I'm n...

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In-Cosmetics Asia 2010

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, November 9, 2010,
Aside from visiting my two-month old niece, I flew to Bangkok last week to attend one of Asia's most prestigious cosmetics trade show. In-cosmetics Asia was designed and established for cosmetic manufacturers, formulators, scientists and sales & marketing experts keen to meet exhibiting personal care ingredient suppliers. I already have a fair share of experience in the marketing and creative side of the beauty industry, I thought maybe it's time I learn the technical aspect of it. The focus ...
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Overeat at Beauty Buffet

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : Reviews 

Bangkok is a shopping paradise for clothes, but can the same be said about their makeup and beauty products? Absolutely! Bangkok’s glitzy department stores carry the same high-end American and European cosmetics available in the Philippines, plus a delightful assortment of locally-made personal care products. My favorite one being Beauty Buffet, a local Thailand cosmetics brand offering a wide-range of make-up, skincare and bodycare products.


Beauty Buffet outlet at the BTS station of The Em...

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Beauty Diet: What Supplements to Take

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

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

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Who Goes With You In The Shower?

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, In : Reviews 
I've never been one who's a loyal on a certain brand when it comes to beauty products. As a beauty blogger, it is my job to try out new (and even strange) products on the shelves, may it be a drugstore find or one exclusively sold at Nordstrom. However, for three months now, I can't seem to shift away from my bathroom body goodies, dare I say staples (a non-existent word in my vocabulary).  When Olay introduced its Age Defying bar claiming that we all can look and feel young in just 7 showers...
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Sandals-Ready Feet

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, In : Tips 

athomepedi_main.jpgWe're pretty excited about breaking out the sandals this summer, but if you're not able to squeeze regular pedicures into your calendar—or your budget—don't be afraid to try it on your own at home. Here's how:

  1. Take a milk bath. Not as ridiculous as it sounds! The lactic acid in the milk will help smooth calluses, so fill a large bowl or tub with equal parts milk and warm water, add a few drops of lavender oil, and soak your feet for five to ten minutes.
  2. Care for your cuticles. Rub a drop of...

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La Prairie Opens Its Spa

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, In : Reviews 

Another reason why I would love to live in New York: The La Prairie Spa at the Ritz-Carlton. The Swiss skincare company has just devised a new Platinum Rare facial at its New York relaxation destination using its luxe Platinum line—an antiaging collection devoted to recharging the skin’s electrical balance using actual traces of one of the world’s rarest, most precious elements. The service’s real selling point, though, is that you are attended to by two aestheticians instead of one. ...


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Refine Your Silhouette For Summer

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, In : Reviews 
In my calendar, March marks the beginning of summer. To welcome summer this year, I skipped splurging on new pairs of bikinis and indulged myself on a body treatment for a bikini-ready body instead. The Silhouette Refining Body Wrap is one of the two newest bodycare treatments of The Spa Wellness Center. This new addition to The Spa's range of services is a cutting edge slimming, anti-cellulite full body cocoon treatment, said to stimulate your body to break down fat and eliminate water reten...
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Beauty Luxe Cosmetics Sale!

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, In : Announcements 



Where: ATELIER DEBBIE CO, 2/F JUPITER PLACE MAKATI
When: SEPTEMBER 2 - 12 2009
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm

 
Beauty junkies listen! Get hold of your favorite beauty products at 40-60% off retail price at the Beauty Luxe Cosmetics Sale! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend your bucks without emptying your purses. Brand new limited edition and top sellers of Kerastase, Shiseido, Guerlain, L'Oreal, Shu Uemura, Ralph Lauren, Benefit and that of other cosmetic brands are available. Whatever your ...

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