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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Before The Madness at HATCH 22 Cafe & Bakery

Before we all dive into another mad work/school week, can we have a quiet and rather enjoyable breakfast? While this place is getting mixed reviews both online and offline, I’ve always had the pleasure of having a luxuriously peaceful meal or to go from HATCH 22. Here are my usual suspects:

Hatch 22 Blend (Php 120 + 10% SC)

Basket 1 (Php 270 + 10% SC)

Butter Brioche, Cheddar Milk Biscuit, Cranberry & Walnut, Dark Molasses Roll, Jalapeño & Cheddar bread with Citrus Chili Marmalade & Apple Pie Butter. Oh yummm. This basket’s seriously the death of me since I can’t run still (by the way I’m off the knee immobilizer — yay!) and I love them all. My personal favourite’s the Cranberry & Walnut plus the Jalapeño & Cheddar Bread. Twin on the other hand’s head over heels the Dark Molasses Roll aka. cinnamon bun.

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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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Valentine Kiss by Happy Skin

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, my Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie grew by another equally flirty member:

Our favourite firsts:
Valentine Kiss, Summer Fling, Girls Night Out

Blow some air kisses to the latest and limited edition Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie shade, Valentine Kiss (Php 549). In celebration of her birthday last Valentine’s Day, the queen of all media, Kris Aquino, collaborated with the Happy Skin founders and partners Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez and Rissa Mananquil-Trillo to come up with a “pink that’s just the exact balance of femme and fierce, attention-grabbing and awe-inspiring at the same time”.

*hearts all over*

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