Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Beauty Loot: Coco Manila

When I was in Baguio last week, I noticed this little tent beside the Filling Station inside Camp John Hay. I went closer and saw that it was a bunch of soaps and other beauty products.

You may strip me off my Beauty Editor title, but you can never keep me away from anything beauty related! I had to go over and check it out once...twice...three times! The soaps smelled so yummy, mostly because they were my kind of scents...chocolate, coffee cinnamon and creme brulee. I don't like overly strong smells, which is why passing by Lush always makes me gag. Individually, Lush products smell good, but when all jammed in the same place, can be overkill.

Anyway, I picked up a bar of soap, a pot of cacao flavored lip balm and Chocolate scented hand sanitizer. They also have coffee and lemongrass scented body scrubs (That now I wish I got!) as well as lotions.

Don't bother getting the lip balm, it's no good, but I love the hand sanitizer, and would love to try the heavenly smelling scrubs.

           My home girl Thea went home with more things than I did!

For now it's only available in that little stall in Camp John Hay. Hopefully closer to us soon.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Skinny on Fat

Everyone wants to be skinny. Even skinny people want to be skinnier. Even people like me who think a good steak meal > that dress I would have wanted to wear to a party but now I feel too fat to wear it complain about wanting to be go back to our college weight.

Thing is, regardless of how much my friends and I wish the whole Botticelli look would replace looking emaciated, we don't think that is going to happen anytime soon.

See, they all have guts.Literally.

There are so many treatments, diets and products out in the market that are totally riding on the skinny wave. Some, such as the ancient Bangkok Pills of the late 90's are clearly bad for you and others come in the form or wraps and crazy contraptions.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I don't need to see what's on the inside, Let me enjoy this cause it was all just a beautiful lie

Just another beauty blog. Yup, this is all this is.


1. I have had 9 years of experience in the publishing industry, 7 of which I was a beauty editor, 2 of which I had a beauty column and for the duration was a contributor to numerous publications and websites on the topic of beauty.

2. I am a make-up artist by profession, albeit non-practicing at the moment. I studied at the London School of Beauty in Make-up and have done editorial, advertorial, print, video, runway and bridal work. I really miss it.

3. I have tried and I have tested so many products in my lifetime, and although some are really awesome, others aren't so much---and YOU have the right to know.

Now, as a Beauty Editor, it would have been very un-PC of me to flat out say a product sucked, but now that I have my own blog, and nobody is paying me millions of pesos in advertising to say they are good, I will say what I really feel--- without being mean, of course, just REAL.

A tip to live by to end my first post:

Just because it's expensive, doesn't necessarily mean it's the best! Til next time! feel free to ask me questions too!