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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Studio 116 Dance School

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, In : Reviews 
I HATE CARDIO. For someone who's trying to be as fit as she can be, it might come as a surprise that I HATE CARDIO. I can't emphasize that more. Studies say that women are more inclined to enjoy cardiovascular exercises more than strength training, but not me. I like the feeling that I can lift weights and increase intensity rather than sweat all my fat out in a workout. However, after two years of body conditioning and doing purely strength training and meditation, I knew it was about time I...
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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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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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Unfurgivable

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Announcements 
Unlike most women, I highly crave meat and protein-rich food than carbs. I'd gladly pass up on dessert to devour a lean piece of steak. I cannot give up eating meat, though I've tried doing so a couple of times in 2006 after seeing a video on animal rights by PETA. It has saddened me to realize I can never be a vegetarian. But even so, I still advocate animal rights, being a pet owner myself. So here's something to help support an advocacy on animal rights:  

PRIVE presents: UNFURGIVABLE 
A cam...

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Exercising While Sick

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, September 26, 2011, In : Tips 
You have been so great about your new exercise routine, rarely missing a day since you started up again. Then all of a sudden you are waylaid by a cold or flu. I hope for your sake that you are able to get through this rainy season untouched. Unfortunately, I caught some cold bug and I'm as frustrated to no end. So what should I do? Should I skip yoga or forsake that Pilates class for a late afternoon nap?

The dilemma: I feel like crap but I feel guilty for not lacing up my shoes and going f...

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Stay Motivated to Be Fit

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, In : Tips 
For some reason, a couple of my friends are suddenly jumping into the fitness wagon. I recognize their excitement. The thought of starting a new workout regimen is too exhilarating until you begin your first few sessions and realize that the lean and flab-free body image you have in your head isn't enough motivation to make you want to continue. So here are some tips, based on my humble little experience, to help you stay motivated to power through your work-out 

Find the fun in fitness.
Enjo...

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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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Raising the Barre

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, May 2, 2011, In : Reviews 
It’s been almost 6 months now since I was first invited to attend a Barre3 session. At that time, I was focusing on my yoga routines and didn’t really think of shifting to Barre3 but tried it anyhow. After an hour of self-inflicted pain, I shrugged it off my shoulders and continued focusing on yoga alone until last month, when I got another invite for another Barre3 session. To be honest, I really didn’t know if it’s wise to permit myself to another struggle, but I just went for it, ...
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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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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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Yellow Skin Is Attractive

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, January 16, 2011, In : News 
Just in case you were looking for another good reason to eat your vegetables, here it is: They make you beautiful—and not just in some vague, a-good-diet-gives-you-a-healthy-glow sense. Researchers at St. Andrews and Bristol universities in Great Britain studied the relationship between skin color and attractiveness, and discovered that people with yellow undertones to their skin were thought to look particularly healthy and attractive. The study, reported in the Daily Mail, also establishe...
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2011 Beauty Resolutions

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, January 2, 2011, In : Tips 
What I love the most about new year? It's the only time when you're allowed to push the reset button and go for a fresh start, a new beginning. I know though from 20+ new years that it's pretty difficult to stick to habit changes. So let's just have a deal, pick one from the 8 beauty resolutions I listed below and stick to it (I don't want to hear the word try; that just allows the self to fail), and I promise you that by the time 2011 is almost over, you'll be seeing great beauty benefits ev...
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The Ohm in Yoga

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, December 16, 2010, In : Reviews 
Never athletic, sporty or fit, I've gone through life neglecting the health and fitness aspect of it because I was to lazy to lift a finger. I attempted to improve my body a couple of times in the last few years. I tried a membership to the top gym in the metro in college, badminton after graduation, and swimming after I realized I don't have the patience to gather everybody everytime for a badminton session or inflict myself with pain at the gym. Swimming is the only one I stuck to but I ca...
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Rejuvenate Thai-style

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : Reviews 
My apologies for the lack of posts for the past week as I've been out on a trip in Bangkok for both business and pleasure. In my next posts, I'll be sharing with you blog-worthy Thai beauty finds. For now, I'd like to share one of the things you shouldn't miss out on if you're planning to a book a ticket to Bangkok -- the thai massage. 

What is a Thai massage?
It is a type of massage that involves stretching and deep-tissue pressing. This form of bodywork is usually performed on the floor, wi...

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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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Beauty Diet: What to Eat

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

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

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"Be Healthy, Look Healthy" Contest

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


How to join and qualify:

1. Log on to Facebook.

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

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

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

Sample entry: "I drink as m...

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Are You Sleep-deprived?

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



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

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You: Being Beautiful

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

As described by Amazon:

"In this book, Dr...

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Cool Off Your Skin

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, In : News 
Sipping only hot or warm drinks might do more harm than you'd expect. I happen to know a couple of friends and relatives who avoid drinking cold drinks to avoid slowing down their metabolism. I even know someone who proclaims that she lost five pounds just by drinking hot drinks for a month! New studies suggest that one of the best ways to take care of your skin is to keep your body cool. Even though you might not be out in the sun as much, anything that raises your body temperature—be it s...
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Prevent Dengue, Be Secured

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, In : Reviews 
One of the major health problems during rainy season is the incidence of dengue. The Department of Health (DOH) fears that there could be 80,000 dengue cases by the end of 2010, as the number of patients continues to go up. As of August 14 this year, 54,659 dengue cases have been recorded nationwide. From this figure, 2,966 cases were recorded in the first two weeks of August alone and forecasted to exceed July cases of 17,000.

Good thing there are insect repellants available in the market tod...

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Aging Is In Our Bones

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, March 29, 2010, In : News 

bonesandaging_main.jpgTurns out that night creams and facelifts can only do so much to combat the signs of aging, according to a study published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center have found that our facial bones change pretty dramatically as we age, largely contributing to an older appearance. CT scans of 120 hospital patients showed that the most noticeable shift was that the angle of the jaw increases. (Seriously, check out the photo in...


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