2013 Archive

The gift of beauty: NARS x Guy Bourdin Lip Fling Kit

The gift of beauty: NARS x Guy Bourdin Lip Fling Kit

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty

I’m not usually a fan of makeup gift sets, especially the limited-edition ones that come out during the holiday season – the products are just too glittery for me. I take exception though, with NARS newest Fling Lip Kit. One of the kits done in homage to the work of French photographer Guy Bourdin, this is by far my favorite. At Php2450, it’s great value for money. The kit comes with... Read More

Christmas gift idea: LG Pocket Photo

Christmas gift idea: LG Pocket Photo

Posted by MJC. Filed under Editor's Picks

Is that a huge phone? An external drive? No it’s actually a printer! The lightest and smallest printer I’ve seen in the market, and a pretty cute one at that, the LG Pocket Photo is a refreshing change from all that digital imagery – when was the last time you actually held a photo in your hands? Available in black and white, the photo prints remind me of those Polaroid... Read More

Good for baby, good for you

Good for baby, good for you

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty

If you have sensitive skin like mine, my guess is that you’ve probably relied on baby products over the years. “Baby” products in general are gentler on the skin, stripped of unnecessary harsh ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. Besides, who doesn’t want to have the feeling of baby-soft skin, whatever your age? Aside from Johnson’s classic pink-hued baby lotion, baby powder (which can double as dry shampoo), and shampoo... Read More

Not your usual beauty products

Not your usual beauty products

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty

When I was covering the “beauty beat” as a beauty editor years ago, I would come across tons of beauty products from attending events left and right. In the course of trying them out (all for the sake of journalism, of course), I’ve come to discover that some work, some don’t live up to the hype, while others are just plain marketing. Others even made my skin break out (the... Read More

More tips to keep the doctor away

More tips to keep the doctor away

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty

Given that it has been raining hard in Manila the past few days (that’s quite an understatement, really), I hope everyone is safe and dry. Blame it on the weather, but a lot of people I know are down with a bug of sorts, so aside from the requisite Vitamin C and “an apple a day,” I’m sharing some tips given by my immunologist Dr. Manuel Canlas to help boost... Read More