Christmas at Philosophy

Since I met Philosophy some 10 years back, it’s been one of my go to brands (in the US at least) for my oh so luxe yet reasonably priced bath creams and gels. I couldn’t be happier that they’ve anchored themselves locally as it gives me more room to shop for clothes and shoes vs. hoard on their jumbo shower bottles. :)

Whether you’re new to the brand or otherwise, Fall (mmmm…iced gingerbread cookie duo!!!) and Christmas is a really good time to try their season exclusive scents. This year, these are my favourite flavours variants for the body and lips:

These two hail from a party of 8 holiday exclusives. Here’s the rest of the gang:

The ones that are MIA are equally delish! They’re the Christmas Cookie and Almond Glazed 3-in-1 shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath. For a 480ml bottle, these limited edition 3-in-1s cost only Php 1395. They last forever — so long you’re dying to shift to another variant but you promised to empty each bottle muna. :) The lipshines above come in just 1 size (12ml) and they’re sold for Php 695. Such a neat gift to give and receive!

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All About The Bling by Kenneth Cole New York

Whether you’re still in denial or otherwise, the holiday season has truly taken a bite off our calendars and its cheer and dazzle is here to make everyone merry and bright! :)  For arm candy addicts, your fashion strings will be pulled by legendary New York fashion label Kenneth Cole‘s statement pieces exclusive this season. They’re very sleek, modern, and urban-forward; inspired by the New York skyline, showcasing the glamour of the night, the cutting-edge city life, and the enduring spirit of classic sophistication. Love, love, love! <3

I’ve been a really good girl this year! :) :) :)

David Smordoni, Creative Director for Kenneth Cole New York watches, designed my latest modern classic arm candy. I love how it’s a mix of two things I tote around everyday at work — leather and diamonds. Similar to the rest of this season’s collection, my watch  was built on “contemporary chronology’s quintessential blueprints of transparent and skeleton dials, sparkling pave accents, and burnished brilliant metals”.

Gorgeous ain’t it?

Friendship watches? Why not! :)
Angela, me, and Nikki

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Back by popular demand, MAC Philippines is hosting another MAC Instant Artistry run this November. MAC Instant Artistry is dubbed to be the “the quickest and easiest way to learn makeup skills straight from the pros through interactive videos, one-on-one sessions with our Artists and live demos.”. This run showcases new videos and focus topics that include: Blush with Depth and Dimension, Day to Night Eyes, Refreshing Your Makeup and Sculpted Lips.

You have two more days to make a dash to SM Megamall for a personalized MAC Instant Artistry 411. :) I dropped by last Saturday and I went home with tried and tested techniques to hide my active pimples and dark spots (ughhhh!).

Me sans makeup.
Oh and no, not posting a close up of my FOTD with pimples and all. :P

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BDJ Box October 2014: Skin Savers

In between never ending projects (love it!) and coffee, these two boxes from BDJ Box landed on my desk.

Youthful, glowing skin is something we all value, as it’s one of the first things other people notice. Whether it’s your face, hands, or the rest of your body, you’d want for it to be supple and firm for as long as possible, and we all need to start while we’re still young! In this month’s box, we answer your skin concerns with a selection of products meant to pamper and soothe.

Ready to see what are last month’s BDJ Box Skin Savers? Check them out after the jump. :)

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Daily Luxe: ROD

There are days when I want to wear babbles on my wrist and some days when I want to toughen it up. When the occasion calls for the latter, I think these ROD watches perfectly fit the bill.

Founded in 2012 by its current CEO, distinguished watch designer and developer Marc Corven in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, ROD had built a remarkable reputation and renown in the international sports watch market. The Swiss brand has been celebrated for its strong design statement, high-quality materials and make, and most preciously, its highly affordable price. Always found with its trademarked screw emblem securing each exceptionally crafted, elegantly finished, and extraordinarily tough timepieces, ROD’s original designs become iconic in their own right. The brand’s great fusion on design and technique makes it a recurring hit at the annual Baselworld.

There are quite a handful of models locally available and these two are my favourites. They’re sweet and slightly tarty, exactly what my lifestyle dictates — part dressy, part sporty.

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