When I lived in UAE for a while back, I had an unforgettable beauty impulsive buy. It was unforgettable to me because 1) the results were downright amazing (hence the impulsive action) and 2) because I purchased it and the ATM caught my card, I ended up taking 5 rides from the mall to get home because I was uhmmm broke. Apart from that silly memory, I have nothing but praises for the latest local beauty trend, GLAMGLOW.

GLAMGLOW Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment
GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment

Taking Manila by storm, GLAMGLOW is our 911 product for those Hollywood-worthy moments such as meeting the parents, receiving an award at work, 10th year high school reunions and so on. I love how I don’t have to hoard on this in the US/Singapore through Sephora because apart from being available in the metro, the price points (Php 3750 for 1 jar that contains 17 uses worth of product) isn’t so bad too.

What our friends (naks!) from Hollywood say about GLAMGLOW

What’s GLAMGLOW anyway and which one’s right for you?

GLAMGLOW Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment (original)
GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment

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The Bobbi Brown House of Foundation

Over chica with my #bblogger friends and what seemed like a lifetime’s worth of delish canapes, Bobbi Brown Philippines welcomed us to (literally) the House of Foundation. In this refreshing (pardon the pun) event, we had the opportunity to get swatched, try out and best of all, learn from their Trainer, Felix Nguyen. Below are some notes worth sharing. Get those notepads ready! :)

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Laser In A Bottle: Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Serum

When you reach a certain age, you get to (hopefully) put acne control to the side and anti-aging to the forefront of your skincare program. While I still breakout once in a while (sigh!), I have pretty much slimmed down my skin care regimen to my non-negotiable basics that I toy around (by changing products ) with every 2-3 months.. They’re comprised of the following “essentials”:

  • Oil or water based makeup remover
  • Foaming cleanser when I get up, cream cleanser before going to bed
  • Oil control toner before going out/to work, alcohol-free toner at night
  • Eye cream
  • Oil-free, brightening emulsion to keep the freckles and sun spots at bay
  • Sunblock before going out/to work, moisturizer before going to bed
  • Hydrating mists in during lunch

Taking a cue from Brigitte, I recently added the Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus (serum, Php 3300 for 30ml and Php 4500 for 50ml) into my skin care regimen and I’m glad to share that I just purchased bottle #2. I wouldn’t be too definite that it will work on its own but it nicely married with my current regimen.

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Perfect For the Cold, Summer Eves: Eau De Lacoste Sensuelle

Almost a year ago, the epitome of cotton-cool summer landed in my boudoir to the tune scent of Eau de Lacoste Pour Femme (background). This year, Eau de Lacoste Sensuelle (starts at Php 2950 for 30ml) sensuously entered my fragrance bar being a new evening fragrance perfect for the hottest season of the year. It’s as coy and playful as its predecessor but far more “sensual and hypnotic” (both of which I totally agree!). Exactly what we need this summer, eh? *wink*

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Bobbi Brown x L’Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Collection

“L’Wren has such amazing style and taste—this collection captures it.”-Bobbi Brown
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Following Bobbi Brown’s London Fashion Week debut at L’Wren Scott’s Fall2013 runway show, the makeup maven and fashion icon have teamed up for their first off-the runway collaboration. Inspired by the amnesia roses grown by L’Wren at her Loire Valleychateau, the limited edition Amnesia Rose Collection will be unveiled at L’Wren’s Spring 2014 Fashion Show during London Fashion Week.

Backstage Beauty 101: L’Wren Scott Fall 2013 with Bobbi Brown
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The result of this collaboration’s sweet, pretty and slightly sultry — exactly how we love it. If you’re on a shopping ban yet can’t get enough of purples and mauves, this collection’s guaranteed to make you make you run to the nearest counter. ;)

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