There's always something new to try—be it a salon, a beauty product, or a recently-opened restaurant. With an array of options, it can seem overwhelming sometimes, that's why we're giving you a roundup of the latest in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle all in one page to make things easier for you. Enjoy!
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What’s the Buzz
You can now try Korean actress Oh Yeon Seo and Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway’s skincare secret yourself now that Korean beauty brand AHC is finally in the Philippines! Their number 1 product, AHC The Pure Real Eye Cream for Face, is specially formulated to combat signs of skin aging. And as the name suggests, this cream can be used all over your face to help in firming, hydrating, softening, soothing, whitening, and lifting your skin! At just P920, you can already get these skincare benefits!
blk Cosmetics turns 2! Time to bring out all the confetti’s and party poppers as this local beauty brand celebrates another milestone. Celebrate your own milestones wearing their blk Anniversary lip gloss and your sparkle will definitely shine.
Ran out of your favorite shampoo bar? Or maybe you’re looking for a last-minute present? Not to worry, LUSH Philippines is finally online! Get ready to shop your favorites right on your fingertips and get them on your doorsteps in days! Can we hear a woot woot from all you Sleepy lotion and bath bomb fans?
How can we not love the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick? It lasts 16 hours long, it’s waterproof, and even transfer-proof. Now, the lippies are getting a design makeover that makes them even more lust-worthy! Maybelline has teamed up with mixed-media artist Ashley Longshore to dress up the lipstick range in eye-catching art! It retails at P349 and comes in five shades: Amazonian, Believer, Pioneer, Dreamer, and Lover.
When it comes to beauty classics, Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse instantly comes to mind. The multi-use and multi-purpose dry oil that nourishes and beautifies the face, body, and hair in a single step now has a comes in a new fragrance called Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Florale. “I created this sister scent of Huile Prodigieuse to offer women two olfactory signatures that they can alternate depending on their mood... The iconic scent has been stripped of its warm, sunny fragrance notes to reveal a sweet, velvety and sensual base... in a floral iteration that is equally addictive,” says Aliza Jabes, CEO and founder of Nuxe Group.
Looking for that holy grail product has never been easy—it needs to have everything that we want, it has to be effective, and of course, a budget-friendly price gives it added points. That being said, we just discovered the new Rexona Deo Dry Serum, and it perfectly fits the bill! Yes, unlike your regular roll-on, cream, or spray deo, this latest innovation is a serum-type that contains a gentle yet effective formula that whitens underarm skin, dries instantly, gives sweat and odor protection, and only costs P130 for 50mL tubes!
The beauty industry in the Philippines is becoming bigger and better now that Shiseido Company, Limited, a leading global beauty company, officially commences operations in the Philippines through the newly-established Shiseido Philippines Corporation (“Shiseido Philippines”), a joint venture in partnership with Luxasia Partners Pte. Ltd. Koji Nakata, Managing Director, Shiseido Philippines, explains, “We are extremely delighted to move our business forward with the launch the Shiseido Philippines Corporation, and I look forward to engage with our consumers as we bring them limitless beauty with our extensive line-up of high-quality cosmetics and skincare products.” Shiseido Philippines’s roster of brands include cosmetic brands Shiseido, Shiseido Men, NARS, Laura Mercier, and Senka, as well as fragrances Dolce & Gabbana, Issey Miyake, and Narciso Rodriguez.
Crowd-favorite shoe brand Melissa celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a fun and exciting new collection called Color Me, an ode to the transformative power of color. Expect to see an array of punchy primary brights, pale shades and pastels, as well as monochromes, as well as new styles in collaboration with their iconic partners with brands such as Salinas, Rider Sandals, Disney, and designers Vivienne Westwood and Jason Wu.
Samsonite launched its new and first-ever global integrated campaign, Born to Go, with a party last September 24. This campaign celebrates a growing “on the go” mindset where today’s young travelers look for authentic experiences and seek out ways to live out their life as they explore the urban cities in an adventure like no other. At the launch, Samsonite’s 2019 Fall/Winter collection was also introduced. Classics and functional cases were introduced, as well as latest innovative smart cases with built-in 3-in-1 smart lock with TSA fingerprint combination lock, SeekIt Bluetooth Tracker by Panasonic, and integrated weighing scale handle! How cool is that?
Last October 13 was a lucky day for some fans who got to play a basketball game with their idols Rayver Cruz, Ronnie Alonte, and Blackwater Elite players. Fans who registered via social media had the once in a lifetime chance to join the main event called "Play With Your Idols," which eventually won by Black Team led by Ronnie with only a two-point lead from White Team led by Rayver. The event was hosted by PBA courtside reporter Rizza Diaz and a halftime show by The Letran Cheering Squad entertained the crowd.
Known for her jaw-dropping dance moves, Teacher Georcelle brings her biggest performance yet in her collaboration with cosmetics line BYS, called M.O.V.E. This collection consists of eight rich matte shades, ranging from muted hues to bright and dark reds—all formulated to withstand any kind of movement. What’s even more is that these M.O.V.E lipsticks are housed in swanky brass, silver, and black bullet cases that double as a necklace!
Where’s the Buzz
We’re always game for some samgyupsal, but with so many options (and same concepts) in the metro, we sometimes can’t decide which one to go to. Luckily, there’s a new Korean restaurant in Manila that not only offers Korean barbeque, but also authentic Korean stews! Sam Stew Samgyeopsal + Korean Stew, is the latest addition to the No Limits Food Inc. group. It is a dining concept that serves not only samgyeopsal, but also rich and flavorful Korean stews (jeongol, jjigae, tang, guk). Located in Ayala Malls Vertis North, this space will transport you to a traditional Korean house or hanok. Sam Stew offers eight flavors of meat (Salt & Pepper, Wine, Ginseng, Herbs, Curry, Soybean Paste, Chili Paste, and Garlic) served with unlimited soup, rice, and banchan. Or you can order their Korean Stews like Budae Jjigae, Kimchi Jjigae, Galbi Tang or Galbi Jjim.
The next time you schedule a me-time or invite your girlfriends to a spa date, why not head to Ooh La Lash and Nailaholics? Ooh La Lash can help you with your brow and lash woes and give you that #WokeUpThisPretty look in an instant. Nailaholics, on the other hand, will cater to your nail and spa needs. You can choose from their variety of packages and special offers and leave with pretty digits!
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