Daily Luxe: Veloci

If it’s not yet very obvious, I’m a huge watchaholic. I haven’t really delved on in depth watch reviews here in the blog but my Instagram’s  (@phoebeannramos) filled with various arm parties with watches (of various sizes, styles, and price points) being the centerpiece. I always loved the feeling of handling and clasping on a brand new watch, something I definitely got from Gov. :)

I recently discovered Veloci and mannn where was I when this came out in Manila?!? It’s love at first sight try! For starters in need of an everyday watch that’s versatile and can be dressed up or down by changing the straps (only Php 300 per extra strap!), you can start with Voyager. Below is the 44mm (there’s also a 40mm version) in Silver. Such a sulit wrist candy for only Php 3650!


Gray on gray. On gray. <3

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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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#NoFilter Jetsetter Beauty Must-Haves

Happy Travel Thursday! <3 The wanderlust queen in me couldn’t wait to share with you these jetset friendly beauty candies. While you can apply (photo) filters left and right, nothing beats flawless skin, immaculately groomed brows, and contoured mugs ready for the paparazzi, HD videos even. In lieu of my birthday last August, I whisked myself with 4 good friends to one of my dream holiday destinations and I towed these products with me to (pun intended) cover all bases.

Ready for the beauty stash lowdown? :)

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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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#MACInstantArtistry

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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