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Lifestyle Buzz: Here's Your Ultimate Guide To Looking And Feeling Your Best!

Lifestyle Buzz: Here's Your Ultimate Guide To Looking And Feeling Your Best!

Being confident is not just about the looks, the way we dress or the way we bring ourself out, it's about being strong and confident with what we have. To help you bring out your very best are some workout tips, latest fashion finds, beauty secrets, and more!

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Where's the Buzz

If you want to look great in your clothes or just feel a little more confident, whipping yourself into shape is the way to go. Barre studio Physique 57 is a "one-stop shop that works every inch of your body,” begins co-founder and instructor Tanya Becker. The result? Leaner and well-sculpted muscles! “You feel empowered after completing each workout, and are rewarded when you see the changes in your body and lifestyle,” she concludes. Physique 57 Manila just celebrated its first anniversary in the country and is slated to open up two more braches in Manila soon. We can't wait!

Classic timepiece brand OMEGA celebrates its 50th anniversary since its moon landing with a special Speedmaster Apollo 11 collection and exhibition at the Podium Mall. The launch was graced by VIP, celebrity, and influencer guests like Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres Gomez, Mond Gutierrez, Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati, Maja Salvador, Arci Muñoz, Leila Alcasid, Kaila Estrada, to name a few.  

Stop depriving yourself and don't feel guilty about your cheat days! Once in a while, treat yourself to a meal or snack like cookies or cakes from Vanilla Café. Their Ultimate New York Chocolate Chip Cookies are freshly baked every day and will surely satisfy anyone's cravings.

Your beauty and wellness services are now in one place! Meet Parlon, an app and online platform that allows users to go browse and discover its curated list of beauty and wellness services. Claire Ongcangco, Parlon CEO and Founder shared, “We are proud to be the go-to online platform in the Philippines, soon to be the forefront of this change—giving users a better and more convenient way to discover and access up-to-date information on their favorite salons and spas right at their fingertips." Soon you can get exclusive access to the latest salon promotions or discounts and manage reservations through their easy-to-use booking portal, too! 

What's The Buzz

A scent can immediately boost energy and power up confidence—just like Givenchy's new perfumes! If you're a daring femme, you'll love the Live Irrésistible Rosy Crush perfume for its playful rosy scent. But there's also the Gentleman Givenchy Cologne, which has citrus notes of bergamot, lemon and petitgrai, powdery notes of iris, and a hint of rosemary for the sophisticated and ultra-modern man.

Join the clean beauty movement by using products that are good for both your skin and the environment. Sephora Collection is launching its first clean beauty range of skincare essentials called Good Skincare, and it's everything that we could've asked for! The products are made of 90% natural ingredients that cater to your skin's needs, and its packaging is also eco-friendly!

Busy has become a normal part of life, but that doesn't mean you should neglect your skincare routine. Flawlessly U's #NotAPrincess Still Flawless campaign puts spotlight on the beauty radiating from everyday hardworking women. “Everyday life can get very demanding, making it a struggle to get up and conquer the day ahead. There is profound beauty in seeing a woman stand her ground and work hard to power through these challenges,” says Marketing Manager Rachelle D. Layda. “Flawlessly U believes that the beauty of everyday hardworking women should be recognized and celebrated—no matter what they do, they can still be flawless.” With their hardworking multiple benefits products, your skin will be brighter, smoother, and moisturized.

The secret to being a more confident person has a lot to do with how you view yourself. “The new Axe Ice Chill is our freshest fragrance yet, and it serves as an invitation to guys to just chill out and stay authentic to themselves,” says Axe Philippines Brand Manager Von Cruz. “We want to remind guys that you’re hotter when you’re chill.” The newest Axe variant features a fresh scent from its natural watery notes, enhanced by frozen mint and lemon to invigorate and awaken senses. The coolest part? By spraying this, your body stays cool as it lowers your body temperature by up to 11 degrees!

Nowadays, it's not just about the nail color or the nail art trend—it's also about keeping your polish chip-free. The CND Creative Play gel polish collection lets you wear bold primary colors on your tips longer!

From a start-up fashion brand in the early '90s to becoming one of the country's go-to clothing brands, Plains & Prints have come a long way with now over 90 branches worldwide. As they celebrate their silver anniversary, Plains & Prints launched a collection called Beyond 25 featuring works from 15 artists like Rhett Eala, Rajo Laurel, Randy Ortiz, Maureen Disini, and Vania Romoff, who have worked with the brand, as well as several new ones in the brand’s growing list of partners. “Our anniversary collection might celebrate the people who have supported us in the last 25 years, but the beautiful thing about Beyond 25 is that it’s not bound by the styles of that era,” says co-founder Roxanne Farillas. “That’s the secret—it’s timeless. We will stick to our core and continue creating classic pieces for the modern Filipina.” 

Don't let rain ruin your adventure, invest in a trustworthy jacket that you can wear no matter the season. French brand Aigle's latest collection features Gore-Tex® fabrics, ultra-lightweight, breathable, and water-proof nylon jackets in different collorways, camouflage prints, and an 1853-inspired parka range. It also features details such as water-blocking zippers, moisture-permeable materials, and a hood-storage collar, make the collection a unique mix of form and function. What's best about this collection is that you can fold and store it in your luggage without taking too much space! To launch this collection, Aigle invited celebrities and influencers like Marc Nelson, Aubrey Miles, Troy Montero, and Mauro Lumba to a shopping spree and a 360-camera experience.

This may be all too familiar: You're under the rain or stepped on a puddle, only to see your shoes get soaking wet and dirty! It totally happens; that's why we were so excited when we found out about Sperry's newest Washable Collection. The classic Sperry Sneaker got its premium uppers upgraded to a washable material so you can easily clean it up when it gets stained!

Brighten up the gloomy days with poppin' colors from OXGN's Neon Collection. There are full-on neon pullovers for when you really want to add color, and there are also neon-lined track pants and shirts and bum bags if you're still playing with brights.

There are days when you just want to look relaxed but still put-together and stylish. One accessory that comes to mind is Bottega Venetta's newest The Pouch clutch, one of Creative Director Daniel Lee’s first two designs for the brand. This oversized clutch comes in two sizes (one big and a smaller one called The Pouch 20) and three types of craftsmanship (The Velvet Calf Intrecciato Pouch, The Butter Calf Pouch, and the Cocco Souple)—all featuring soft folds of leather in a voluminous, rounded form. Use it as a clutch or as a functional bag to organize small essentials—you'll look fab either way! 

Who's Buzzin'

Actresses Julia Garner, Sadie Sink, and Kiki Layne are Kate Spade's faces for its Fall 2019 collection, where rich colors, fine detailing, and new textures are the focus. “For the Fall season, I started by imagining raiding an insanely glamorous woman's closet, and the rich, eclectic mix you'd find that you could make your own. I was inspired by the idea of a woman's closet—the thought of where clothes end up rather than where they originated. I envisioned women who are looking for clothes that are spirted, feminine and fundamentally effortless,” shares Nicola Glass, Creative Director, Kate Spade New York. “I thought about the treasures that would be found and the unique combinations that would be put together to create interesting and modern outfits.” 


Kendall Jenner stars in her third Longchamp campaign for the House's Fall Winter 2019 collection called La Voyageuse. “La Voyageuse is a woman who loves to travel, who is always on the move, and who feels a real thrill as she prepares to set off. It was that state of mind I wanted to explore. For me, it was more important than the destination,” says Creative Director Sophie Delafontaine. This collection spotlights Longchamp’s new star bag, the La Voyageuse, inspired by vintage vanity cases, and evokes both elegant travel and the famed versatility of Longchamp designs.

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