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Lifestyle Buzz: Kick-Start Your Holiday Shopping With These Fab Finds!

Lifestyle Buzz: Kick-Start Your Holiday Shopping With These Fab Finds!

What a year it’s been! Nine months in, and just like that we’re already we’re more than halfway through 2018! Now that the Ber months have arrived, we look back at some awesome things that occurred (Filipinos getting international recognition for one!) and what exciting stuff awaits us (besides the obvious Halloween and Christmas, of course) in the next couple of weeks!

[related: Lifestyle Buzz: Chill—These Hot Stuff Might Just Simplify Life In 2018 In A Major Way!]

Who’s Buzzin’

Not many people know this, but on the day that the critically acclaimed box-office hit Crazy Rich Asians premiered in Beverly Hills, California, Kris Aquino (who played Princess Intan) was feeling under the weather. But it didn’t stop her from showing up—and doing so in designer style. The Queen of All Media werqed the red carpet in a yellow gown designed by Michael Leyva—the color and ribbon detail paid tribute not only to her late parents but of the Philippines and local creativity. #PinoyPride!

[related: Now Showing: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Still Felt Too Western—But We're All For It!]

You know how, after a painful breakup, even the words you utter remind you of your ex? This is very dilemma Alex Gonzaga’s character faces in the upcoming flick Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka. The actress-host plays Jaz Cruz, who turns to her best friend (Jerald Napoles) and Doctor Rolex (Candy Pangilinan) to remove memories of her ex by literally removing her heart. Written and directed by Fifth Solomon, and produced by Wilbros Films, it also stars Rufa Mae Quinto, Jayson Gainza, Loisa Andalio, Alora Sasam, Joj Agpangan, Jai Agpangan, Ricci Chan, Juan Miguel Severo, and Keiko Necesario. Catch it in cinemas on September 19!

Not to be outdone, Alex’s ate Toni Gonzaga extended support for Perla at the Redefining Basics: Perla Fashion Show in The Block, SM North Edsa last August. Thirty women from different walks of life strutted their stuff in stylish, all-white OOTDs. Those who were named winners of the show and prior Facebook and Instagram contest also got the chance to interact with the multihyphenate herself!

Congratulations are in order for writer/illustrators Ramina Alexis Alfonso and Lerie Ly! It was recently announced that their works were added to Everyst, a new, Japan-based storytelling platform designed for manga and light novels. What makes Everyst unique is how stories are told through a series of immersive ‘tweets’ that make each read a compelling and character-driven adventure. Curious? You can download the app on iOS and Android

Instax has found a fan in none other than singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. To celebrate, the trendy instant camera series will release a special “instax SQUARE SQ6 Taylor Swift Edition” and corresponding “instax SQUARE Film Taylor Swift Edition” on October 20, 2018! The camera features a metallic rim and gold-colored newspaper pattern on a black base—a design closely resembling the 28-year-old’s latest album “reputation.” Her autograph is also printed on the back of the body and come with an exclusive shoulder strap and film case. The film, meanwhile, features Taylor’s autograph on a black frame. Watch the commercial here:

What's Buzzin'

While most kids have already started school, it’s never too late to add or even change up your threads. The collection from No Fear includes all-weather ready apparel, dress-code friendly pieces, and after-school styles that you can mix and match to your liking. To see the full range, visit major department stores or go online at Also check out their Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Can’t decide whether to satisfy your sweet tooth or cool down with an icy beverage? Why not do both? SBC Just Desserts of Seattle’s Best Coffee has introduced limited-edition “SBC Just Desserts” drinks just in time for the Ber months. Try their three Javakula flavors (Triple Chocolate, Campfire S’mores, and Hazelnut Cheesecake) from now until October 15, 2018. While you’re at it, you might want to get a frequency card and avail of exclusive SBC-designed mugs and tumblers!


Millennials are never too old for Mickey and Minnie Mouse. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Disney icons, Superga is releasing yet another collection of stylish shoes for men and women—this time, drawing inspiration from the it’s OG decade: the 1920s!

Ladies, we can all agree that bralettes are as cute as they are comfy. But because so many of them are unlined, unpadded, and unwired, they can seem daunting to wear and lack the support a regular bra gives. Some brands, however, have found ways to combine the benefits of both. The Maidenform Casual Comfort Wirefree Lift Bralette, for instance, is made with soft fabric with wire-free cups and a lightweight lift that flatters your chest like a bra but feels just like a bralette. We suggest pairing these godsends with next-to-nothing underwear, like the Undie-tectable® Lace Hi-Hipster Panty from Spanx. They’re easy on the waist, make your bum look good, and don’t leave any dreaded visible panty lines.


Where’s the Buzz

Not too many perfumeries let you experiment with (let alone customize) scents. But now that Solinotes Paris has landed in the Philippines, you can experience creating a signature scent with a hip, young olfactory brand! Their no frills, no fuss, mix & match approach to scents lets you combine two or more high-quality fragrances without breaking the bank. Solinotes Paris is available in colorful, EDP spray bottles and exclusively distributed by Rustan’s. 

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