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BB cream for nails: Yay or nay?

BB cream for nails: Yay or nay?

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty

If you go around the beauty counters these days, chances are, you won’t miss seeing BB creams — they’re everywhere, in several brands and various formulations, shades, finishes and price points. And it seems the beauty industry’s obsession with alphabet-named creams shows no sign of abating. First there were formulas containing wrinkle-reducing ingredients for your face, then smoothening lotions for the body, then anti-aging formulas for your hair — and now... Read More

The wardrobe detox

The wardrobe detox

Posted by MJC. Filed under Style

It’s around this time of the year that most do detox for the body – but the kind of detox I like to do every so often involves my closet. Now I know we’ve all had our moments of impulse buying – to make us feel better (or maybe the big SALE sign was just too hard to resist) , only to have them lurking inside the closet for years. And like... Read More

The anti-shampoo

The anti-shampoo

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty

More and more women of late are embracing dry shampoo – a styling product that absorbs oil and gives hair texture in between washes. But a new age of “unshampooing” has transpired in the past few months: cream hair cleansers. At a salon the other week, I came across a product by the Macadamia Natural Oil hair line, Flawless Cleansing Conditioner – a product that supposedly cleanses, conditions, provides style control and... Read More

When in Bath: Crumpet vs. scone

When in Bath: Crumpet vs. scone

Posted by MJC. Filed under Editor's Picks

In some of the Victorian era novels I read, I would always come across a snack called crumpets, and I assumed they were just like scones, since they were taken with tea as well. I rarely saw crumpets on the menu in the city, but on a trip to Bath, my friend Alex treated me to brunch at The Grand Pump Room – with the restaurant’s Austen-esque, old-world vibe, what... Read More

When in London: Atelier Josh Wood

When in London: Atelier Josh Wood

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty

Let me begin this post by sharing that it seems to be becoming a bad habit of mine that whenever I make a trip somewhere, I try a new haircut. The last one, in Seoul, had not-so-good results and needed the intervention of my go-to hairstylist here in Manila, Chiyo Tagami of Sei Salon. The layers of that cut, Chiyo said, may have looked nice with Korea’s cool weather at... Read More