Weekend by fits and starts; Classic KSWISS x BB Secrets

Classic KSWISS, BB Secrets Beauty Balm | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion, Lifestyle

Echoing in a hollow space between cement and tin roof, fireworks crackle at 5am. Signaling the start of the day’s festivities. We are a country of fiestas, after all. Shuffling of feet and a growing sound of chatter heard from outside my window, it’s starting. And I’m awake. There’s a sense of dread building in […]

Beauty Bites x FOTD, Laura Mercier

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

As a self-confessed lippie addict, it would come as no surprise when I would experiment with a variety of lip makeup from different brands. All eyes on Laura Mercier and their selection of lip glosses which I thought would be a great gift idea for friends last Christmas. Of course, I ended up getting me […]

MAC Opulash Optimum Black Mascara x MAC 212 Flat Definer Brush

MAC Opulash Optimum Black Mascara, MAC 212 Flat Definer Brush | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

In the years leading up to this day, I’ve been through countless experimental makeup pursuits which solidify my resolve that with a certain amount of effort coupled with a significant showing of interest, someone who lacks skill will eventually learn enough of what makeup type she feels is comfortable for herself and suitable to her […]

Tog du jour: Visual Contrasts and Earth Tones

Sasha Manuel, Outfits, Tog du jour, Australia, Fall Looks | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

Fall is my favourite season. Leaves changing hues create a pretty fetching picture. Having lived in a country that only has 2 definitive seasons (wet and dry), I’ve only read about it and seen photos and films. That’s the reason why I was actually keen on taking the trip to Australia last March. Fall in […]

Trips to the City and Stuff in Between

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

It slowly becoming a habit; my going to the city every week. It’s no crime really since I am on a holiday and I do have time to hang out and such. However, there’s always an upside and a downside to most of the things I do. One of the better things I get is […]

Eye Makeup Love and Pub Friday

Beauty Editorial, Makeup, Cover Girl, The Body Shop, Bobbi Brown | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

One of the questions about makeup I often get revolves around eye shadow application. I do try to break it down for them if the situation allows it but, of course, as most of you who know how to put on eye makeup, it’s not that simple. Well, I never went to a formal school […]

Foundation Woes and the Flash

Sasha Manuel, Foundation FOTD, Avon Ideal Shade | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

It’s no secret that I’ve been on a hunt to find the right sort of foundation and for the past few years, I’ve been experimenting on a lot of different brands. There were a couple or so that came real close but there’s always something off. I guess, what makes it hard for me to […]

Inspired Pretty, Powerful Passion

Pretty Face Palette, Bobbi Brown | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

It is with passion that I lead an inspired life. It’s pretty powerful enough. When folks from Bobbi Brown Philippines had invited me to get to know the makeup brand, their philosophy and the Pretty Powerful campaign, I must admit I got a little too excited for my own good. I’m all about the natural, […]

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 […]

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 […]