Stylist Liz Uy’s Top 10 Beauty Buys – Via

I mean seriously, who wouldn’t want to know, right?  This is just shared information, it’s thanks to that we have access to the scoop, click here to proceed to Liz Uy’s yummy top 10 beauty list or click on Liz’s photo from Preview below with my friend Mark Nicdao.  Here’s the full link if you’d rather copy paste it for whatever reason

By the way, I think this photo is absolutely stunning, don’t you agree?  Go, Mark! Click*

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Port88 Ready,Set,SALE! Lifestyle Bazaar, Sept.17,18 – The “ber” bazaars have begun

Hands on those wallets, the ber bazaaars are here!  The LiST Group partners with the ICA Alumnae Association to bring you Port88, A Lifestyle Bazaar now on its second year!  The bazaar will be held from Sept.  17-18 at the Megatent Events Venue along Meralco Avenue.  It’s no humble list of brands, ladies I can tell ya… it’s best you get some holiday shopping done as early as now!  Click on the image to see it enlarged :) you can save it and put it on your Facebook wall or Tweet it to share the news with your loved ones.

In case the logos are too small to read because hello there are simply just too many, below is a monsterl list of most of the participating brands but as you can imagine there are still more joining to participate as we speak!  Among Port88’s leading sponsors are Multiply, The Lifestyle Network, Toys R Us, Maven, and Asian Dragon.  The bazaar has its profile on Facebook as well at this link.  I am so super excited for this event :)  For inquiries contact 5867375/5773379 or email  Hope to see you there!

Toys R Us , Charles & Keith, Kashieca, La Senza, T Studio, The Traveling Closet, GBX, TechnoMarine, Cole Haan, Slendertone, Synergy, Hush Puppies, Sebago, Cushe, Rudy Project, Goody, Philips Avent, Aprica, Baguum, Sunnex, Ellesse, Kangol, Sanuk, And 1, Gola, Dosh, Munich, Happy Feet, Hang Ten, Cole Vintage, Giordano, Giordano Concepts, Giordano Ladies, Terra & Agua, Chef Tony’s Popcorn, Trunkshow, Stylebreak, Coexist, Top Picks, Dress Lab, Hapifoxy Footwear, Chicify, Everybody Needs A Pair, My Favorite Store, Sole Sister, DollFace Cosmetics, Erzullie Fashion, Silver in New York, Cultus Couture, I Love Koi, Made for Movement, Tomoe, Waido Marketing & Distribution, Inc./Le Plume, Keep, Apartment 8, RedGirl Shop, TC Co., The BEAUtique, Tutum Shop Shoes & Bags, Rome Shoes, Chic Essentials, Hebe Manila, Terrie, Style on Air, High Style Fancy, Euphoria Online, Saint Rebel Street Boutique, Eight One, Frollic, Carte du Jour, PnK Closet, Tava Novelties, Samatta Manila, Fratrie Trading/Mia Casa, La Pirouette, Archive Clothing, Fashion Stop Shop, My Mix Boutique, SOLEIL Foldable Flats, Suelas, Pretty and Perfect Closet, Kitsune Manila, Souq International, Bachelor’s Pad, I Love Cocco, Fino Leatherware, Suki, Shoo In, So Fab, Vanity Without Apology, Lift A Heart Foundation, S&H, Les Roux, Pretty Me, The Bagfinder, Goods of Desire, Author’s Avenue, Tinjaman

Japanese Salad Dressings, Monsie’s Bakery, Yogurt Froz, Big Belly’s, Happy Fanshu, Manang’s Chicken, Honest Juice, Khaosiung Coffee, Picole, Jam Foods & Co., Osama’s Shawarma, Teaology, Hero Sausages, Pablo’s Choriburger, Eleonore’s Kitchen, Spiral Spuds, Chubby Chicken, Match & Mix, Tokwa’t Boboy,Greenwok Dimsum, Enzo’s Shawarma, Chixie’s Buffalo Wings


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NOTD – China Glaze “Nude”…bare but there nails

It’s nice to go natural with my nails once in awhile.  Didn’t expect to end up finding a very nice fleshtone nail shade while I had a manicure done last week at Tinette.  It was the first time I found a kind of shade like that that was exact.

What I detest about my nails is the very high nail line, I’d much rather have my nail growth begin nearer the edge of my fingertip.  When I need a safe color to wear in case of any sudden events like weddings, China Glaze “Nude” will most certainly do.  What you’re seeing is two coats finished off by an Orly Top to Bottom base and topcoat.  If you’re like me, a medium yellowish Asian in terms of color, you know that you should choose a natural shade that matches you accordingly and remember that you’re not pale and cool toned enough to use what Kate, or now properly Catherine, used at her wedding, here’s the scoop on what she wore at this link  :)  This is what China Glaze nude looks like in the bottle.

Funny this is actually a photo of China Glaze “Sunset Sail” but the difference between NUDE and this in bottle appearance is almost negligible so I adjusted the color of the image to how I remember China Glaze Nude.  You can trust my eyes, I have a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.  I don’t own a bottle of this, I tried it on at Tinette & Co. San Antonio Plaza.  Tips & Toes sell China Glaze polish so maybe you can check them out.  The branches of Tips & Toes I’m aware of are in Greenbelt, San Antonio Plaza Forbes, and Westgate Alabang.  China Glaze polishes range from PHp250++ to about Php350++ depending if they’re on sale or not.


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Beauty Tour – Rustan’s Cosmetic Festival 2011, all of September…

Over the counter beauty chika, brand specific beauty workshops, launches and more to be found all this September between Rustan’s Grand Mall/Rustan’s Makati and a few events from Rustan’s Alabang, just check out the calendar on the site right here..  .  I’ve also highlighted the events I’m interested in at the bottom.

Sorry I’m late, you’ve missed a week of grandness already, you can stab me with eyeliner…go ahead.  I feel awful that I missed the NARS event which was happening right under my nose yesterday when I didn’t happen to be out.  It was my friend Yelle, who tapped me about this…thanks, dear.  I’m eyeing the next best events which I think are:

SEPT. 10, 11 –   The Paul and Joe Workshop RSVP:09178217571,

SEPT.14 – The Dermalogica Workshop  3pm at Dermalogica Spa 5th Flr Rustans Makati ,

SEPT. 16 – Laura Mercier Flawless Face Workshop Grand Mall  4pm Rustans Makati ,

SEPT 17 –  Estee Lauder On Counter Activity Rustans Makati & Shangri-la, Bobbi Brown Launch, MAC Me Over Grand Mall Rustans Makati, Clinique Make up Consultations “Fall in love with color” Rustans Makati, Shangri-la & Alabang, Shu Uemura On Counter Workshop Rustan’s Makati

SEPT. 18 – MAC Me Over Grand Mall Rustans Shangri-la , Shu Uemura On Counter Workshop

SEPT. 22,23, 24, 25  – Kanebo Workshop Lunasol A/W Collection Rustan’s Alabang

SEPT. 24 – Max Factor Makeover w/ Chief Artist Bobby Carlos 3-5pm at Rustan’s Grand Mall

Are any of these events calling out to you?  These aren’t all of them, these are simply the ones I’m interested in, there’s more happening from skincare brands as well like Perricone, La Prairie,  Murad, and even Phyto and Imedeen.  Check out the site right here :).  Who knows?  We might see each other in one of them :).

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Style Snippet: Revival of the Kiss Lock – My Nine West Fun & Fancy Kiss Lock

It was Miu Miu that  made a BIG statement with these for fall.  Giant, otherwise (if they weren’t Miu Miu lol) dowdy kiss lock clutch “purses” were cradled coolly by models on the runway for the A/W 2011 season. The oversize factor of these bags weaves a certain playfulness into what might’ve been the expected somber and deep trends for the season.  Now with these your boyfriends may no longer offer to carry your bag for you LOL big, often strapless, and slightly unstructured, it might spell out “hassle” for him at first glance.  Big clutches were already floating about in the style scene, but Miu Miu seems to have brought back the kiss lock one at full throttle.  Photo credit to The Bag Lady.

Even Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast was drawn in by these Miu Miu marvels, she says so here.  Those close to me know I’ve got a bit of an old lady in me, but this “old” soul likes more flirty pretty things and almost none of these purse colors appealed to me, save for the brown which is a workable classic.  I really liked the idea of the kiss lock purse but I did’t see how one would appear to suit my liking.  Bags this huge would only enhance my smallness and I happen to be the world’s best klutz so at first I thought “No, thank you”.  Then the Heavens opened and I found one without really searching for it, when I was looking for a gift for a friend I hovered over this beauty at Nine West, and it was on sale.  Behold my pretty Nine West “Fun and Fancy” Kiss Lock purse/handbag.

I liked how from afar the rosette like design resembled origami.  This is not too huge and not quite tiny either it’s about 1 foot/12 inches in width and about 7 inches deep.

  There’s a bit of kitsch to it right down to the tie dye/marble/ombre color thing happening right across the board, but it’s an acceptable amount for me, and I quite like it.  The elaborate crafted design is only on one side, and at first I thought let down, but then again not really.

When I used it I understood why it was more convenient for one side to be plain.  I may lay this down on a number of different surfaces and it was more comfortable to have by my side that way.  This has become one of my default “going out to nice dinner” or “after 6″ bags.  It certainly is an eye catcher, I brought this out twice tucked under my arm and had other girls and ladies looking at it from a distance (hopefully not in ridicule LOL).  Read more to see more photos and find out what fit inside this purse for the photo!… To full post & COMMENTS...

Dior J’Adore Charlize Theron – Digital Magic Resurrects Hollywood Glamour

It’s been awhile since a TV commercial blew me away with its beauty, artistic style, and of course “invisible” visual effects.  In Dior’s new J’Adore fragrance spot with the breathtakingly beautiful Charlize Theron digital magic conjures up a major wow-I-didn’t-see-that-coming-is-that-actually-real factor.  Why?  Watch this and see what I mean…

See, I told you so. You may now pop your eyes back in and blink if you like.


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Shu Uemura Holiday 2011 – Behind the Scenes with Wong Kar Wai

I’m really excited for the full feature.  I’ll post the link to the actual teaser at the bottom, but I first got the tip off from British Beauty Blogger on the behind the scenes video for Shu Uemura’s 2011 holiday collection.

It was posted on Facebook sourced from this link, to simplify for you ladies I saved the little clip and placed it on here for your viewing pleasure.  Watching how this was shot and put together by talented makeup artists and Wong Kar Wai who is a  be-sunglassed Hong Kong film director really got me into the groove this morning. I just want to watch it over and over…

…and here is the teaser online at YouTube…it’s soo pretty I so I hate that it isn’t the whole thing yet.  Just click on this link.

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My first NARS purchase – NARS Pure Matte Lipstick “Bangkok”

The only NARS product I ever owned was a hand-me-down stick concealer from Mom in the shade “Custard”, and I finished that wonderful product all the way down to the tube’s abyss which I quite generally mentioned here at this link, scraping out the remaining bits with a tiny brush.  NARS products are almost immaculate and expensively so.  I’ve not yet read or heard anything negative about the prestigious cosmetic brand by Francois Nars but I always come across raves about their exceptionally good lipsticks and blushes.


Last week I bought my first product ever by the brand, a tube of NARS Pure Matte lipstick in an elegant rosy neutral named “Bangkok”.   Bangkok is a more reserved less deeper version of my Make Up For Ever Mat 5 but definitely possesses the same color tone.

I’ve feel I’ve chosen poorly in terms of exhibition, meaning in regard of the blog post I feel it might’ve been better if I had chosen a stronger shade for you guys to see like “Vesuvio” perhaps which is a properly cool matte red.  However, I really made this purchase for myself and chose something I’d wear any day, because of the steep price at Php1400.00 Bangkok was the sensible choice.  Read more to see this shade tested on my hand and worn on the lips.… To full post & COMMENTS...

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