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My alternative to coffee – Maca root powder

My alternative to coffee – Maca root powder

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty

Like everyone else, I used to get my morning “fix” from coffee to help kick-start my day — until I had a bad case of chronic gastritis. After that, coffee (among other rich, caffeinated, and spicy food) were things of the past. Over lunch with a friend, she encouraged me to try her version of “coffee” — Maca root powder. It can give the same boost, my friend said, in a... Read More

Beauty dispatch from NYC

Beauty dispatch from NYC

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty

Another year gone, another reason to spruce up the armaments against the enemy of us mortals: Aging. Each year we have to modernize and upgrade like a well-oiled army to prevent lines and wrinkles from marching all over our territory. Here are a few products I’ve discovered here in NYC — all of it I personally swear by — that might also help you win the battle (at least for... Read More

Shower slides the 2nd time around: Yay or nay?

Shower slides the 2nd time around: Yay or nay?

Posted by MJC. Filed under Style

Remember those chunky black and white striped Adidas shower slides in the ’90s? Originally designed for easing soccer players’ tired and swollen post-game feet, those shower slides had a fashion moment in the ’90s and now they have re-emerged as one of 2014′s trendiest footwear. As with most things in fashion, the most-copied items of the moment all go back to the coolness that is Phoebe Philo and her work... Read More

The holiday detox

The holiday detox

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty

So the holiday parties came and went and weren’t they fun? But now am betting you’re seeing some puffiness, dark circles, and blotchy skin when you look in the mirror. But hey it’s back to the usual folks – work and more parties are in store this 2014. How to arm yourself for the coming year ahead? Some tips: 1.Try a smoothie. A recipe I’m trying out right now is... Read More

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