Anna Sui x Elizabeth Arden, xoxo Gifts From Dear Sis

Anna Sui, EDT, Eau de Toilette, Fragrances, Rock Me, Secret Wish | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

My sister left for Singapore this afternoon and then straight on to Australia. You would think that having done countless hello-goodbye airport scenes for a good decade or so now, we’d be numb to the whole thing. I guess, it will always be a case with family. Knowing that we’d have to cross an ocean […]

I Heart Gucci Rush

Gucci Rush Eau de Toilette | Style Manila - Fadhion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

I love scents. I started out with colognes (remember Denenes, Angel’s Breath and Nenuco?) and scented lotions before plunging into EDTs and the more expensive perfume. Of course, since I was still young and with a meager allowance to live on, I’d end up sneaking a spray or two from my mum’s stash. But I […]

Colour Crushing on Indigo Dye and Pink Coco

Amplified Creme Lipstick in Cosmo, MAC Cosmetics | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

Loving the new colours that I’ve added to my beauty and style colour palette. There’s a touch of the old as I rekindle an old flame for the bluish hue then there’s the perpetual acceptance of pink and all the light, ever-so-dainty (both delicate and persnickety) femininity it indubitably represents. Pink Coco is the current […]

Mascaras by Avon: Shock or Curl

Makeup Review - Mascara, Avon - Super Shock and Super Curlacious | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

As I venture into experimenting with Avon makeup, I can’t help but wonder if I’ve missed out on good makeup for the past few years. This isn’t saying that I’ll be using Avon from now on, it’s just that I’m finding myself recommending some of the makeup that I’ve tried and have been somewhat impressed […]

Colouring Past the Lines, An FOTD

Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger, Sasha Manuel - FOTD, Makeup | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

As children, our first venture into exploring creativity is holding onto that first box of crayons and a stack of papers our parents may have let us have. Moving onto the first day in primary, we’d always have an activity to experiment with colours then shifted to using different mediums as we move up each […]

MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural in Medium

MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural in Medium | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

This was actually my first stop during that fated Tuesday shopping spree (see Shoe binge post). I’ve been putting my trip to a MAC counter for so long that when I did find myself in Glorietta, I just knew I’m not going to deny my need any longer. I was in the market for a […]

Work Wear: In T-Shirt and Jeans

Sasha Manuel, Work Wear - Outfits | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

A few posts ago, when I mentioned that the office dress code (where I work) is quite accommodating, what I actually meant was that I can actually come in a simple t-shirt and jeans combo. For the sake of argument, this particular outfit is not your typical t-shirt and jeans look — note that I […]

Webcam Fun (An FOTD)

Sasha Manuel - Webcam FOTD | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

It’s a sick day (been sick since Saturday afternoon) but it’s not going to stop me from having a bit of fun. While leaving Jerry Maguire on telly, I tinkered with Skype — taking snapshots via the webcam. Found it a bit disconcerting to be using a webcam to take a photo, a first for […]

The Thin and Short of It

Sasha Manuel, PROMOD SS09 | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

For folks who helped me make up my mind via Plurk, here’s a look at the short and thin black number I ended up wearing. Yes, it’s short enough since it rides up a good 6 inches above the knee and thin enough to tempt you not to wear anything underneath for fear of knicker […]

Baguio Report, Sasha Says Howdy

Sasha Manuel, Native Fedora - Baguio, Philippines | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

Yes, howdy folks! LOL. One of the things I remember about my visits to Baguio when I was little was going horseback riding in Wright Park so can you guess what this particular tourist did? Er, duh. I went horseback riding! Growing up, I’ve had this fascination with horses and had dreams of owning one […]