By Nick Bautista and Angela Sy
Happy Easter, everyone! This holy holiday is the perfect time for you to reflect, take care of yourself, and mother earth while you’re at it! We’re only a couple of months into the year, and it’s definitely isn’t too late to start on that skin care routine, spring clean, rock a new ‘do, or visit new places! Read on and restore your faith in humanity!
Happy Skin Cosmetics founders, Jacque Yuengtian-Gutierrez and Rissa Mananquil Trillo, have created a new, super cute line dedicated to skin care for Filipinas. Said Jacque, “Happy Skin pioneered skin-caring makeup, so it was a natural transition for the brand to get into skincare through Happy Skin Beauty.” They introduced the Anti-Aging and Oil Control Series, which are suitable for all skin types—from normal to combination skin. You can now have good skin in just 3 steps! Get your new Happy Skin Beauty regimen online at happyskincosmetics.com or visit Happy Skin stores.
When two creative directors of a luxurious shoe brand and a hip, cult fashion label get together, the end result is one of exuberant elegance. Jimmy Choo’s Sandra Choi and Off-White™’s Virgil Abloh recently teamed up to create a nine pairs of footwear inspired by the late Princess Diana of Wales. Says Sandra, “To collaborate with a brand like Off-White™ allows Jimmy Choo to explore a new avenue and take part in a different conversation. I love to mix it up by getting together with a different creative mind identifying our synergies and combining our DNA to create a beautiful and surprising collection with unexpected links to the roots of our brand.”
American Tourister is about to spice up your Easter with their new brand ambassador, football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Cristiano said, “American Tourister is a functional yet cool brand that appeals to everyone. I’m delighted to be the face of the brand for 2018. As a frequent traveler myself, I appreciate the need for high quality luggage that still allows you to express your personality.” Get ready for their #BringBackHome campaign, which encourages travellers to bring back memories, experiences, and tokens from their trips—#PASALUBONG!
Aging is an inextricable part of life. But that doesn’t mean skin-aging problems are! Céleteque joins the fight against wrinkles, with its Advanced Anti-Aging range: Anti-Wrinkle Collagen Gel, Advanced Anti-Aging Tightening Pore Serum, Rejuvenating Night Cream, Line Reducing Eye Mask, and Rejuvenating Facial Mask. Win at the ageing game by keeping your skin ageless. For more info on the Céleteque DermoScience Advanced Anti-Aging range, visit facebook.com/Céletequedermo.
Did you know that it takes hundreds of year for your uncomfortable tsinelas to break down? Fret not! Reef shoots these two birds with one stone with the Reef Escape collection of rubber sandals made with 100% PVC-free material. The collection features Eco-One Enhanced Biodegradability, which shortens its biodegradation time and in turn reduces its negative impact on the environment. Reef Escape rubber sandals also provides all-day comfort and superior strap strength. So you can now be comfy in your tsinelas while helping the environment!
Wanna have a #NeverFail look all day? (Who doesn’t?) Well, look no further because the new Infallible Total Cover by L’oreal Paris is now available in the country. The range includes the Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit that neutralizes any discoloration on the skin. To top off that base, there’s the Infallible Total Cover 24HR Foundation, which (you guessed it) gives a wearer 24HR weightless full coverage. And don’t forget to conceal visible imperfections, and SNATCH that contour with the Infallible Total Coverage Concealing & Contour Kit. For more info, go to facebook.com/LOrealParisPhilippines.
Keep your hair on! Avoid getting angry at your brush for pulling so much hair with the new design from Wet Brush. The improved brush features Interflex® bristles that know when to stiffen and when to go with the flow of your hair. Check out Wet Brush at selected Watsons stores and SM Department Stores nationwide.
Stumped over what to wear this Easter Sunday? The season is always bursting with cute, colorful clothes. What better way to pair them than with equally cute and colorful shoes? This month, Keds brings back the classics—from versatile white and pastel hues, to these gingham printed sneaks—that practically scream springtime!
Hoarder much? Know the difference between your assets and liabilities, and let go of the things—*cough* and people *cough*— you don't need. But don't forget to have fun while you're at it. Makeroom and More is here to solve your clutter problems. Visit them at B5 Bonifacio High Street, Estancia Capitol Commons, Glorietta 4, Rustan’s Tower Shangri La, or Power Plant Mall.
Meet your new best friend when it comes to hair curling: the Kiss Instawave Automatic Curler. This fast-heating ceramic curler, which boasts salon-quality curls or waves, launched at the Center for Aesthetic Studies (CAS). It’s lightweight so you can bring it anywhere. You can bring to it the beach this summer, and give your hair the beautiful beach waves it deserves.
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The UP SAMAHAN NG MGA MAG-AARAL SA KOMUNIKASYON invites everyone to watch the 32nd installment of what is the longest running annual comedy show in the country—Live A.I.D.S. Scheduled to be staged in UP Diliman’s Abelardo Hall on April 16, Live A.I.D.S. (Ang Istoryang Dinebelop ng SAMASKOM or Acts, Improvisations, Dances and Songs) is essentially a humourous commentary on Philippine society that touches on topics like everyday experiences of Filipinos, what’s trending, and viral content.
Head to Manila NeXt this April 14th and party at Cove Manila with Kiana Valenciano, Donny Pangilinan, Claudia Barretto, Patty Tiu, and more of the country's hottest artists! Start your summer with a bang at the biggest pool party of the year! John Lozano of Manila X, says, "Our past events have set the bar outrageously high, but this time we have broken the ceiling.” What are you waiting for? Get your squad and grab your tickets at covemanila.com.
Harvie Baron has helped close to a thousand people free themselves of a lifetime of prescriptive medicines by introducing the transformative healing power of food. And now, he’s opened his first ever Baron Method Center in the country to offer his famous “Baron Method” program to the public. Situated at the ground floor of the Edsa Shangri-la Hotel, the center “aims to help people enjoy a better, healthier life, free from disease, through smarter food choices and overall health literacy”.
Have you thought of where you’ll go for your #TravelGoals this 2018? Well, if it’s New York or Siargao, you’re in luck! Philippine Airlines, now a 4-Star airline, will introduce two new aircrafts; as well as new international and domestic flights. Aside from major innovations, Philippines Airlines also took on an altruistic path by helping distressed OFWs from Kuwait to return home for free. Faith in humanity restored!
Aside from trying to keep your cool this summer, are you also looking to beat boredom as you spend it in the city? Don’t worry, Summer Fest 2018 has got you covered! By adding it to your plans, you can shop, go on food trips, see a musical with a mix of pop rock and theater, learn a new sport such as football, or simply take a stroll around Circuit Mall. Nothing like an exciting line-up of activities that can give you a much-needed dose of funtertainment this season!
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