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Lifestyle Buzz: Save Yourself The Stress And Treat Yourself To These Valentine's Season Essentials!

Lifestyle Buzz: Save Yourself The Stress And Treat Yourself To These Valentine's Season Essentials!

Choosing the right outfit is as important as deciding where to go for Valentine's Day. What you're going to wear—or how you'll be pampering and prettifying yourself—is probably the last thing you want to think about, but sometimes you're stuck whether which dress would look better with that cute clutch you just got. If that's the case, let us help you decide on your outfit and how you can achieve your V-Day looks with our top picks below.  

[related: Lifestyle Buzz: These Celebs Have Something Special For You This Valentine’s 2019!]

Where's The Buzz

You know what they say, you can fake beauty, but you can't fake beautiful—and that's something you should invest in. No matter how much makeup you own, if you have bad skin, it won't matter. So, if you’re looking for something to help you with that, the newest Beautiqa flagship store in Shangri-La Plaza is just the place you're looking for. "The idea of Beautiqa is that, since first and foremost, Vizcara pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company established in 1988. We wanted to keep it as a store that has benefits for health, clinical studies and technologies that would relate to your skin condition or your health. So that's why Beautiqa is called that—it's for the beauty and botika, which is basically an apothecary or pharmacy and it's a combination of that and this is basically a curated store for the skincare that has those benefits," said owner Marv Nazareno-Miranda. In here you can find premium skincare products from international brands like Boyan-I, Crescina, Labo Cosprophar Suisse, Fillerina, and Total Dermic. You can even try their facials using their products and high-quality TDA (transdermal application) machines—a much-needed treat just in time for Valentine's Day. 

Now's a good time to go back to Enchanted Kingdom and revisit your childhood! This love month, Enchanted Kingdom gives you Enchanting Dinner in the Sky at the Wheel of Fate, where you can have dinner under the night sky with your partner or friends. Avail of the Couple Package (inclusive of 2 Regular Day Passes, meal for 2, a souvenir photo, and 2 premier seats for Enchante) at P2,100 or the Group Package (inclusive of 4 Regular Day Passes, meal good for 4, and a souvenir photo, and 4 premier seats for Enchante) at P4,000. This promo will run on all weekends of February, February 14 and 15, and March 2 and 3, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

What's The Buzz

Summer may be a few months away, but the latest pieces from Michael Kors Spring 2019 collection is what we'd be wearing to our next date! Textural hand-crochet and lace, opulent jeweled embellishments, animal prints, painterly florals and aquatic motifs—we could already imagine our revamped closets! 

Play things up a bit this V-day, and switch your LBD with something more balanced in style: masculine silhouettes and elaborate accessories. Longchamp’s Spring 2019 collection “is like a refined and luxurious journey reflecting the look of modern dandy men,” said Longchamp’s creative director Sophie Delafontaine. “I wanted to inspire myself from the menswear clean lines, bringing together precise cuts and the fluidity of exceptional fabrics as well as giving a twist to the semi plain tie pattern.” 

Gift your special someone something a little bit more luxurious and personal: fragrance. Dior's newest Miss Dior Eau de Parfum is for the bold and elegant woman. This perfume's rose notes are heightened by jasmine and damp, green notes—a very romantic scent, we must say. 

Ever found a bra that perfectly fits your size? Now there is. UNIQLO relaunched its Beauty Light Wireless Bra line, allowing the cup to expand and contract for a perfect fit, and a stablized underbust to support and enhance hold.

Kiss-proof? Definitely! Maybelline's Super Stay Matte Ink lets you eat, drink, and steal a kiss from your partner without smudging it! In fact, it stays on for about 16 hours even with just one swipe!

There's nothing more annoying than smudging your eyeliner in the middle of the day. Now that Maybelline's newest Line Tattoo Crayon Pen—a creamy liner formula—is here, you can trust it to take you from work to date night! Not only is it budge-proof, it's pocket-friendly, too! It retails for P299, but you can get it for only P249 for the whole month of Februray! 

Arm yourself with the right beauty tools for your date night! Covergirl just released their cruelty-free makeup including the 41-piece Exhibitionist Lipstick Collection, and the TruNaked Eyeshadow Palettes.

You're in for a treat this Love Month as LUSH brings you its Valentine's Day Range of packaging-free products. From bath bombs to sugar scrubs and body conditioners, you're not only spreading love to yourself, but to the environment as well!

Twinning? Why not! Travel around the country (or the world!) in CabinZero’s lightweight backpacks. They're spacious, roomy, secure, and even comes with a built-in lost and found tag!

Who's Buzzin'

Valentine's Day isn't only about loving your partner, it's also about loving yourself. Fashion stylist, interior designer, TV and online personality Cat Arambulo opens up on her self-love journey and self-discovery as she becomes one of Merz Aesthetics Serendipity Journey (MASJ) representative in the Asia Pacific region. “I definitely trust the treatments that Merz offers not only because it really works, but it has contributed to building my self-assurance,” says Cat. “When you look good physically, you will feel much greater inside." Follow Cat's journey at www.myserendipityjourney.com.

As the new face of F&C Jewelry, Bea Alonzo believes that love should be celebrated all year-round. To show your appreciation and love for your special someone, surprise her with jewelry that she can keep forever from F&C Jewelry's latest collection.

ALSO READ: ABS-CBN Lifestyle Asks: #ForeverYoung Celebs Alice, Ina, Raymond, Marc, And More—Slam Book Style!

Banner image courtesy of Longchamp. Photos courtesy of brands.

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