Beauty

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 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 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

Eat and drink healthy with Chia seeds

Eat and drink healthy with Chia seeds

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty

Let me begin this post by disclaiming that I’m not a health nut (and perhaps, will never be), but I do try to incorporate the good stuff in my daily intake. A good friend got me into chia seeds a few years ago, and I’ve been hooked on them ever since, mixing it in smoothies, with yoghurt, fruit juice and my favorite coconut water. Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients,... Read More

Chill out

Chill out

Posted by MJC. Filed under Beauty

No, it’s not your imagination — it is definitely getting hotter. It’s sticky, uncomfortable and can be downright dangerous for your health. In fact, it was reported that the eight warmest years on record occurred over the past decade. But staying cool this summer doesn’t necessarily mean you have to rely on air-conditioning 24/7. Some suggestions to beat the heat: 1. When entering your car, open windows first to purge... Read More