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Instant Body Lightening Cream

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, November 10, 2017, In : Reviews 
Whenever I see a new ad on a product promising instant whitening, I always look the other way. Have any of you, really found one that can actually lighten the skin instantly? It seems like a long shot, and in my experience and from what I've heard, all those products promising that just ends up disappointing.

Clearly, the beauty industry heard our woes and had finally come up with one that does lighten the skin instantly. Yes, you've read right. INSTANTLY. And I'm not just talking about a su...
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Harnessing the Power of Seeds

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

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


The MATTIFYING line (combination to oily ski...
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Review: BeauuGreen Eye Patch

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

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



 I've ...

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Sun Protection that is Eres Tu

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

Thanks for this...

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An Afternoon with the pH Care Girls

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

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

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 31, 2016, In : Events 
Known for their gentle, skin-loving yet highly-effective skincare, UK's  #1 face care brand Simple, is finally available in the Philippines.

Host Apples Aberin introduces UK's #1 skincare brand Simple

Simple believes that face care is not just about how skin looks from the outside. Rather, it is about how it feels—because it is always about how women feel about their own skin that truly matters. With that, the brand offers a range of products that gently hydrates while providing superior mak...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Bioderma Launches in Manila

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

Yesterday, I was...
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Goodbye to Tired Eyes

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, September 29, 2014, In : Reviews 
For someone who has been an insomniac for about 10 years now, my eyes are seriously exhausted. I'm no skincare junkie but when it comes to the latest eye creams or products, I'm always first to queue for them! Just this week, I excitedly opened a package from The Body Shop that are all eye products aimed to restore tired eyes — from brightening the eye area to blurring fine eye lines to making them more awake.

Here's what I've got to say about them:

Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate


This unique ...
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BYS Pro Makeup Line

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



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

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Free In My Skin Movement

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

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

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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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Celeteque 2014 Innovations

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, In : Reviews 
Just this week, Celeteque held a press launch for their 2014 innovations in time for their third anniversary. It's amazing how a local skincare brand like Celeteque has built multiple skincare lines that covers all the needs of Filipinas, whether it be anti-acne, anti-aging or whitening. Here are two more innovative products that they're adding into their wide roster of dermatologist-tested products:


Céleteque DermoScience Acne Solutions Acne-Clearing Concealer

When you wake up to find a big a...
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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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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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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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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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Burt's Bees Daisy White

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

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

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

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





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

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That Hollywood Glow

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : Reviews 
Having a profession in the beauty industry, it is expected that I have a shelf-full of beauty products. You name it, from bottles on skincare to makeup palettes to boxes of haircoloring kits. But one thing you can't find would be facial masks. I just think that the results aren't worth their price tags and I always prefer having facials professionally done at my brother's derma clinic. However, I was introduced to a certain mask that might just have changed my mind.

Late last year, a very dear...

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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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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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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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Winners of ZA BBeautiful Contest

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


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

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

ZA's Swap and BBeautiful promo and Half-face Test are still ongoing in all th...
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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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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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Benefit Conquers South!

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, August 5, 2013, In : Announcements 
Finally, Benefit hits south and conquers SM Mall of Asia! Woohoo for us who don't need to travel up north just to grab our Benefit goodies! 

Three days before the opening, we bloggers had a sneak peak inside the still 'under construction' boutique and had a "Hard Hat" party. 



Benefit PH made this boutique's waxing room extra spacious and special.

And of course, what's a party without never-before-seen new products?

Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer


What makeup artists are seeking for: makeup that works...

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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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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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The Miracle of Bird's Nest

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

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

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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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The Purity of H2O

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, In : Reviews 
Drink water. Lots of it. It's always been one of the top advices of people with beautiful skin. Turned out they weren't lying. Just last week, H2O Plus was made available to the Philippine market upon the opening of the newest mall in town, SM Aura Premier.



Headquartered in the USA, H2O Plus, develops and manufactures marine-based skin care products for the face and body. The brand has evolved their deep-sea discovery into an innovative skincare range by carefully combining select marine botan...

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Benefit Flash Sale

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


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Expert Advice from Christian Dior

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, March 18, 2013, In : Works 
Hi ladies! Inviting you all to visit us at the newly opened Christian Dior counter in Rustan's Shangri La for expert tips and express advice.





Here are some photos taken before our consultation hours at Dior last Saturday, March 16.



Dior's iconic runway looks can be achieved using the newest eye makeup from the brand.
 
Diorshow mono eyeshadows in its new packaging, but the same saturated eye-popping formula.
 
The new Diorshow Iconic Overcurl boasts of a curved mascara brush for maximum curl and vo...

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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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DermoScience Within Our Reach

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, In : Reviews 
Good morning ladies! My apologies for not posting anything for the longest time. The past few weeks have been very busy. Anyways, I was reintroduced to one of Unilab's brands, Celeteque, at a lunch gathering two weeks ago. I'm familiar with the brand and have been seeing it in dermatologist clinics and recently in department stores but never really used anything in its line except for its Matte Moisturizer, which is the only moisturizer that offers sun protection and finishes off matte. Now w...
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Q&A: Are Eye Creams Necessary?

Posted by Dior Co on Saturday, March 2, 2013, In : Reviews 
Q: I'm 26 and I'm starting to see fine lines on my eyes. Do I need an eye cream this early? Skincare products are so expensive and I noticed that eye cream costs so much too! Can you recommend a good affordable one that works?

A: This has been an issue with a lot of my clients in their 20's (and mine as well). Some people assume that a facial moisturizer is already enough and may be used on the skin around their eyes. This was even suggested by Linda Wells in Allure Beauty's Confessions of a B...

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The Rise of Japanese Cosmetics

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, In : Reviews 
I've just heard news this week that many Western women have recently started seeking out Japanese cosmetics for the products' superior quality to that of American and European brands — even when it comes to the cheapest drugstore finds. 
 
“It’s a bit of a stereotype that Japanese makeup is all about the white face and over-the-top mascara,” said Rowena Fan, 28, an England-based online marketer who also blogs at cosmetic-candy.com. “If anything it’s about healthy flawless skin, glo...

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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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Smashbox Staff Training

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

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

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

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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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Looking Fresh

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, In : Reviews 
For three straight days now, I've been getting lots of compliments on my skin. At first, I thought it may just have been a good skin day for me, but when day 3 came and kind compliments still kept on coming in, I realized it may be because of the makeup I've been using. 

My brother just came home from the States and took home with him my orders from Sephora and Amazon. Two of the ones I immediately used from the basket are Diorskin Forever Compact Powder Foundation and YSL Rouge Volupte in N...

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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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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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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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Combating Pimples

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, July 30, 2012, In : Reviews 
Lately, I've been getting pimples more often. It's quite confusing and disturbing how my skin's getting oilier now that I'm in my mid-twenties. Pimples and blackheads weren't my problem back in my adolescent days. Now they're popping every so often, I've began to change my entire skincare routine to combat them!

I've been having this problem for about two months now and I turned to my dermatologist brother for help. Unlike most dermatologists, he's a minimalist -- he won't prescribe dozens of ...

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Boi-ing: Industrial-Strength Concealer

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, July 8, 2012, In : Reviews 
For some apparent reason, I'm getting pimples here and there. I blame my poor sleeping habits for these hormonal breakouts! A lot has been in my head lately and work schedules have been erratic.

Thanks for my dermatologist brother, I was prescribed with a good acne treatment to combat these blemishes. More on that in a few weeks when I get to see results. I just got it this week and there's no telling if it's effective. (Always give your skincare products at least two weeks to take effect befo...

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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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Laneige Perfect Renew Skincare Kit

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, In : Reviews 
I always believe that skincare comes first more than make-up, even if I'm a make-up artist. Nothing is more beautiful than a clean, flawless canvass to start make-up on. To really witness the effectivity of a product, one must wait at lest 4 weeks to see noticeable results. However, skin experts say we should consider changing our skin care regimen every 6 months as our skin gets too accustomed to the active ingredients in cosmetics and somehow gets "immune". Thus, making these products less ...
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Q&A: Hormonal Breakouts

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : Tips 
Q: Lately my face is becoming really oily. Could it be that my breakouts are caused by my hormones?

A: Yes. I myself experience more breakouts during my pre-menstrual week, which sadly is also the time that I feel most emotional. However, this only affects 15% of women. If pimples suddenly plague you randomly, it might be due to other hormones. An overweight body can have more testosterone, which can create acne; stress ups cortisol, increasing oil. Or it might not be hormonal at all. Acne agi...

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Benefit Grand Launch

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


Thank you Benefit for the exclusive invite!

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

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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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January COTM Winner!

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Contests 
Thanks to everyone who left their wonderful and helpful comments in my blog and Facebook fan page! Lucky for one you, you'll take home this Body Bakery Gift set worth P1,550.00. 
 
 Congratulations to SHARON CONDES-RODIL for winning January's Commenter of the Month!
 

Gift Set includes: 1 Lip Butter, 1 Body & Hair Icing, 1 Whipped Cream, 1 Gauze Sponge &1 Satin Pouch Bag
All made in the USA

For a chance to win next month's beauty loot, here are the mechanics on how to be the commenter of the month...

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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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Estee Lauder Make-over

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

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, December 19, 2011, In : Announcements 
And finally... Benefit opened its doors last December 15 in Greenbelt 5! After the sneak peak we had weeks before the opening, I didn't expect myself to still be this excited. I've already said so much about Benefit in my last post, so I'll just have my pictures do the talking:


Ribbon-cutting
 

Benebabes singing and dancing in the beat of "California Girls"
 


The Benefit Team Philippines with gigantic Benefit top-sellers!
 


 

Jampacked with excited fans and media!


With fellow beauty blogger Julia of B...

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Estee Lauder Holiday Gift Sets

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, December 19, 2011, In : Reviews 
How difficult can Christmas shopping be? Well, if you're like me who hates traffic and crowded malls, super! Good thing some stores offer Christmas gift sets that can make Christmas shopping a little bit easier! One of the great deals I scored this season was from Estee Lauder. Don't you just love their annual holiday sets? Super worth the buck!

EL Pure Gloss To Go
₱1,600 (worth over ₱4,500)


 

Estee Lauder x Michael Kors
For every ₱2,800 worth of purchase, you can this kit for only ₱2,500 ...

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Q&A: Waking Up with Pillow Creases

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, In : Tips 
Q: I always wake up with pillow creases on my face. What's the fastest way to remove and smooth them away?

A: Splash warm water on your skin, then massage in a moisturizer. Skin cells contain fluid that acts as a cushion to keep the skin plump. When you're lying with your face smushed into a pillow for eight hours, that fluid seeps out of cells and is absorbed by your body. This leads to creases! Once you get out of bed, skin cells will gradually plump up with fluid. The warm water speeds this...

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Make-over Treat from Estée Lauder!

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, In : Announcements 
Unlock the secret to amazing eyes.
 Let us show you how this Friday, December 2, 
at the Estee Lauder counter in Rockwell Essenses.
 
 

Check the poster or click here for details on how to book your free make-over.
 
See you there!
 

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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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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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Material Girl Does Beauty

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, In : Announcements 


"Material Girl," the tween collection "designed" by Madonna and her daughter Lourdes "Lola" Leon for Macy's just announced that they will be expanding. The fashion label--which the singer designs with her 14-year-old daughter Lourdes--will expand to beauty that includes a range of nail polish, lipgloss, body sprays and lotions in Macy's New York next month with eye shadows following in September. Lola said herself, "It was so much fun getting to pick all of my favorite scents for the Material...

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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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The Perfect Tinted Sunblock

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Reviews 
“If there’s one beauty product you can’t live without, what would it be?” This seems to be the worst question any beauty junkie can ever be asked of, but to me it isn’t. My clients always ask what skincare routine they should follow to achieve good skin. Once I start with my speech, they stop me right there and then to say, “but I’m too tamad for all that.” So I tell them, “skip all of that if you must, but never ever ditch your sunblock.”

So for someone who cannot live wi...

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Q&A: Make-up for Rosacea

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, January 24, 2011, In : Tips 
Q: I have rosacea and a very sensitive skin. What make-up would you recommend that can combat the redness and at the same time suitable for my sensitive skin?

A: Contrary to popular belief that you should avoid wearing any cosmetic product when you have a skin condition, makeup can actually improve the look of your skin and boost your self-confidence about your appearance. Here are some tips to help you look and feel your best.

• Get a clean start. Start prepping your face with skin-care ...

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Dare to Go Bare

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, January 21, 2011, In : News 
Do you have those days when you just feel so lazy to put make-up on? Don't get me wrong, I love—live—for beauty products and truly believe that every women can benefit from a little makeup. But can't I have a day off? As a make-up artist, I'm really not allowed to, but I would love to go out on a Saturday and just let my skin breathe.

Turns out, there's only a minority of women who can relate with me. According to a recent Superdrug study, one out of three women wears makeup whenever she...

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Q&A: Make-up Breather

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, In : Tips 
Q: I wear makeup everyday. Do I need to take a break from makeup and let my face breathe?

A: If there are no signs of skin sensitivity such as breakouts or redness, then you can continue to wear your makeup daily. Just make sure to remove your makeup every night before hopping into bed to get rid of any bacteria that could clog pores or cause irritation. This also allows your skin to optimally regenerate. Try Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil (₱1,800 - ₱4,800 in Rustan's and Shu Uemura Powerplant),...

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Lush Lashes

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, In : Reviews 
Brush your teeth, apply your eyelash grower, and jump into bed. There's apparently a new nightly method to getting those fluttery, Bambi-like lashes: Rapidlash.

What it does according to Rapidlash:
In just 4-6 weeks, this innovative, safe and high-performance formula is clinically proven to promote healthy, natural lashes and brows. RapidLash is infused with vital proteins, potent polypeptides, vitamins, minerals and botanicals that nourish and strengthen your lashes and brows to fight the e...

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Q&A: Dark Under Eye Circles

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, In : Tips 
Q: I have dark under eye circles. Is there any way to get rid of them for good? I'm so tired of putting on concealer everyday.

A: Dark circles is a common problem for most women and men. It's annoying and unlike other facial blemish, it's almost impossible to get rid of them completely. Fortunately, thanks to science and research, there's a way to lessen the darkness and appearance of these circles. You have two options:

Option 1: Eye creams and solution gels with Vitamin K Oxide can help s...

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Lip Mattifier

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, December 12, 2010, In : News 
The latest on lip make-up innovation? A lip primer that mattifies any lipstick while at the same time providing moisture to the lips. Chapped-lip season is not quite the best time for a matte lip (as most matte-finish lipsticks have drying ingredients that flakes the lips). As temperatures continue their downward spiral and our shiny lip balm usage continues to climb, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain a perfectly glisten-less texture. But leave it to Serge Lutens to offer up a sol...
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Solutions to Blackheads

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Reviews 
In my previous post just a few weeks ago, I tackled one of women's (as well as men's) biggest skin problems -- blackheads. I lined out tips on how to get rid of them and also gave out some advices on how to prevent getting them again. From that day on when I wrote the article, I was in a perpetual hunt for products to fight those pesky pepper-like dots. I found 3 of the best products that you may want to include in your skincare regimen to help you banish those blackheads.

Cleanser: Boske Clea...

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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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Muji Opens In Manila

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, In : Announcements 
Finally, after the long wait! Japanese brand MUJI opens it's 120th store worldwide in the Philippines, brought by retailer Store Specialists, Inc. The Muji Manila store is located at Bonifacio High Street, in the space currently occupied by Play & Display’s second BHS branch (above Gap). 



Muji — or Mujirushi Ryouhin in its full Japanese name, is best known for being a “brand-less” brand (the name itself means “no name good products”). They have a wide variety of clothing, accessori...

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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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Relax Your Way To Radiance

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 18, 2010, In : Announcements 
This just in from Twangoo: 40% off House of Obagi's 60-minute signature facial!  
Avail of this limited time promo for only ₱2,100 (from ₱3,500) and save ₱1,400!

"In today's modern world our skin is exposed to many harsh elements. Pollution, UV rays, drying air-con, and sweaty humidity, all take their toll and can leave your skin looking damaged and tired. So today Twangoo are offering you a chance to brighten and rejuvenate your skin at the famous House of Obagi.

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Kleenex Oil Blotter

Posted by Dior Co on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : Reviews 
Remember when you were still in highschool and make-up seemed to be the last thing in your head? When your kikay kit consisted only of a comb, toothbrush & toothpaste and an oil blotter? The most popular vanity product back in the early 2000 (when tweens still didn't find the need to save up for make-up unlike kids nowadays) was the oil blotter. Most of my classmates passed on a packet, sharing one film after another to their entire barkada. The only manufacturer of oil blotters was Clean & C...
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Artistry of Life World Tour

Posted by Dior Co on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, In : News 
It's no secret that one of the many perks of being a beauty blogger is being invited to events and product launches thrown by cosmetic giants. Those who know me knows that I'm not really fond of attending as a huge part of my previous corporate job, where I did PR and marketing for a multinational cosmetics company, was organizing and materializing these events. In any occassion that I do attend, it would only mean one thing -- that I actually believe in the brand and in the products they mak...
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Make-up for Non-pro Photos

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 11, 2010, In : Tips 
This is a blog post on how to apply makeup for non-professional photographs (i.e. those being taken with a standard point-and-shoot camera and flash, without any set lighting.)



Do you have a special occasion to attend, a big night out coming up or simply an event where your photos will be taken? Want look great in person and on film? It can be done! 

1Start by creating a camera-friendly canvasExfoliate the face to remove any dry, flaky skin; then, tone and moisturize to create a smooth base...


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Pesky Blackheads

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, October 7, 2010, In : Tips 
I never really had any problems with blackheads until recently, but I imagine most of you have been facing these pesky spots for a time now. So here are some tips on ditching these little buggers. Rid yourself of some of the ones you have now and prevent getting more in the future.

Exfoliate. Really. I know, blah blah blah, right? Wrong! If you don’t exfoliate, you will never get rid of those blackheads. Exfoliating your skin clears your pores of dead skin cells and other oils that clog pore...

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Anti-Aging Ice Cream, Anyone?

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, October 4, 2010, In : News 
Have you heard about the latest scoop on the next new wrinkle-fighting product? Well if you've read that question pretty well, the answer is in it. Apparently, this new anti-aging product will be found in the grocery store. And not in the beauty aisle, but in the frozen foods section! Yes, right up there next to your favorite pint of Ben & Jerry's. A beauty company is actually taking the idea of anti-aging "cream" to a whole new literal level. Rumor has it that Unilever--one of the big beauty...
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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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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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Charcoal on Your Face

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, September 2, 2010, In : Reviews 
I'm not one who's picky on cleansers as I feel they all just do one thing: to cleanse. I feel that cleansers have no other benefits but to cleanse and the ingredients aren't so important as you wash them away anyways as compared to lotions or serums that is left on your skin. But upon seeing Pond's Pure White Deep Cleansing Facial Foam with Activated Charcoal, I knew I needed to get myself one. Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, is a form of carbon that has been processed to ma...
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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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Summer-Proof Your Make-up

Posted by Dior Co on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, In : Tips 
summerproof_main.jpgMakeup is meant for your face—but keeping it there gets a lot harder once summer hits. Here are some helpful tips on how to stop the stuff from melting into your Pimms cup when the mercury rises.
 
Prime.
 Primers are lightweight, so you won't feel the extra layer on your skin, but you will notice that your base and blush last much longer. After you've washed and moisturized your face, smooth on a pea-size drop of oil-free makeup primer (such as Laura Mercier Oil-free Foundation Primer). [Avai...

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Wake Up Beautiful

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

beautysleep_main.jpgAh, beauty sleep. You've heard of it. Maybe even gotten a night of it. But wake up gorgeous after every seven of slumber? That's always been the stuff of dreams—until now. Here's a sneak peek of what you'll want to do before going to bed this evening:

Wake up with radiant skin. Slather on a gradual tanner like  St. Tropez Everyay Gradual Body Lotion before climbing into bed. It won't streak or stain the sheets, and it will give you a subtle glow by morning.


Use the strong stuff. 
Nighttime is ...


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Who Touches Your Face?

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, March 1, 2010, In : Reviews 


With the surge of cosmetic clinics sprouting in every corner of the metro, we ladies are bombarded with too many options on how we can change and alter our face and body. Extreme measures as others would describe cosmetic surgery, most women (and an increasing number of men) are still tempted to go for it as it presents countless possibilities to achieve perfection. However, there are still some of us who would just like to enhance how we already look and try to optimize our features without ...

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H&M Ventures Into Skincare

Posted by Dior Co on Thursday, February 25, 2010, In : News 


Lovers of reasonably priced, trend-aware clothes and naturally derived beauty products will be able to kill two birds with one store come March: H&M is introducing a new skincare range at the beginning of the month with certified organic ingredients. The collection boasts a bevy of essentials, including shower gel, body scrub, body lotion, hand cream, and lip balm, and all of the products are formulated with plant-based ingredients that have been given the OK by Ecocert. There will be two sce...

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Vajacial, Anyone?

Posted by Dior Co on Monday, February 15, 2010, In : News 
Have you ever thought, "My life would be so much better if only there were a facial for my crotch"? Me neither, but San Francisco's Stript Wax Bar is introducing the Vajacial. Suggested for women who get Brazilian waxes, the trademarked treatment aims to do for your ladybits what a facial does for your face. "We developed the Vajacial to really address and treat the key needs of anyone who gets waxed," Stript owner Katherine Goldman said in a press release. "Your 'little lady' will thank us!"...
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Etude House Launched Its Way to Manila

Posted by Dior Co on Sunday, December 27, 2009, In : News 
Etude House, a cosmetics retail brand that successfully marked itself in Asia, has finally landed in Manila. Founded in Korea in 2005, Etude is finally available locally as it launched its first store on December 20, 2009 in SM Mega Mall A -- the most recently opened branch following its successful expansion in Thailand, Taiwan and Indonesia. The brand differentiates itself from other cosmetic names as it proclaims itself as "a total beauty solution shop as if conceived from a fairytale, rese...
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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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