2012 Archive

Local beauty brand to try: Snoe

Local beauty brand to try: Snoe

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty, Editor's Picks

I was walking around the mall one day when I chanced upon this cute-looking kiosk selling beauty products. I couldn’t resist browsing because of the catchy labels and clever packaging. A local beauty brand that has been around since 2010, Snoe offers a wide range of products, from skin care and makeup to bath and body products. Most of the products are aimed at skin whitening (hence the brand name... Read More

Beauty gift idea: Chanel Holiday 2012 collection

Beauty gift idea: Chanel Holiday 2012 collection

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty, Editor's Picks

As a former beauty editor, I’ve often steered clear of any holiday beauty loot that came my way  – they were always a tad too shimmery and unwearable for me. This time though, I took exception when I saw Chanel’s latest holiday makeup collection. A mix of deep reds with soft metallic and pink hues, this collection is a keeper. If you must pick one or two items from the... Read More

Stylish gift idea: Isabel Gatuslao notecards

Stylish gift idea: Isabel Gatuslao notecards

Posted by MJC. Filed under Editor's Picks

I got really excited when I heard that friend and colleague Isabel Gatuslao was launching her own line of paper products. You see, even if I’ve embraced all things digital, there’s still nothing quite like writing things down on a nice sheet of paper.  I first met Isabel (Isa to her friends) back when she was doing marketing and PR for a big hotel chain a few years ago. Much... Read More

Hassle-free gift shopping: Amazon Kindle store

Hassle-free gift shopping: Amazon Kindle store

Posted by MJC. Filed under Editor's Picks

The holiday rush has officially started (38 days to go before Christmas to be exact)  — and I haven’t even begun with my Christmas shopping! One item I will never tire of giving (and receiving) though, is a good book. When Amazon launched its international Kindle Store a few years ago, I became an instant e-book convert. Just imagine not having to carry all your reading with you when you’re... Read More

Bracelet or hair accessory?

Bracelet or hair accessory?

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty, Editor's Picks

Aside from ballpens, one staple that I keep misplacing is my ponytail holder. I always keep one in my bag just in case I need to put my hair up during the day, but it often goes missing for some reason. I went out to buy some new ones one day (black color a must) when I saw these plastic ones that look like they’re made out of old telephone... Read More