MAC Lippies and the saga of the hunt for the best red lipstick

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Normally, I practice a more prudent choice for lip colour that’s why either the MAC lipstick in Cosmo or NARS lipstick in Dolce Vita are my go-to everyday lippies. However, as the year ended and a new one began, I found myself gravitating to a more adventurous lipstick shade and, what’s more surprising, that I [...]

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 [...]

Shades of Grey with a chance of Brown and Gold

Shades of Grey collage, Tog du jour, Outfits, Lookbook, Sasha Manuel, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Nothing wrong with being ordinary. Or wearing old things, for that matter. These present opportunities for the wheels of our imagination to turn. They can fuel an activity geared towards creativity. Take any normal day, for instance. You know you’ll wake up to a set of activities, thinking them common and, quite possibly, dull — [...]

Stay Gold, 2013

December 24, Camo, Rings, Black, Gold, Ruby Woo | Style Manila

“You’re gold when you’re a kid, like green. When you’re a kid everything’s new, dawn. It’s just when you get used to everything that it’s day. Like the way you dig sunsets, Pony. That’s gold. Keep that way, it’s a good way to be.” – Johnny, The Outsiders (1983) Lip: Ruby Woo by MAC Some [...]

Do you know how to care for dry chapped lips?

Sasha Manuel, Lip care, Lips, dry lips, chapped lips | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

A few weeks prior my trip, I’ve been complaining about dry chapped lips. I noticed that mine has been unusually dry and seriously chapped esp the top lip. I blame the poor intake of a proper amount of liquid, e.g. water, and mostly the weather. What perplexes me is the notion that it’s normally cold [...]

Purple and Weekends

Purple, Chick Flick, Statement Ring, Floral, Dress | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Donuts. With all the midnight snackings and early morning cravings, coupled with strange sleep patterns (or the lack of it), you might as well replace my bedside table with a personal fridge. Chocolate, wafers, chocolate, dried mango, chocolate, crisps, and did I mention, chocolate? However, I suddenly had this appetite for squishy strawberry-filled donuts, wherein [...]

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 [...]

Do you know how to clean makeup brushes?

How to Clean Makeup Brushes, MAC makeup brushes | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Fair question, I reckon. It certainly was something I had to ask myself when I began noticing my affinity for wearing makeup. The brushes I use to apply makeup aren’t the disposable ones and definitely not the ones that would usually come with the cosmetic. Though, admittedly, when I first started — like any normal [...]

From the MAC Haul: Eye Kohl x Technakohl, Fluidline, Lustre x Frost, and Studio Careblend

MAC Cosmetics, Eye Makeup, Fluidline, Frost Eyeshadow, Eye Liner, Eye Kohl, Powersurge, Gold Mine, Rich Ground | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

It’s funny how each time I would come up to the cash register at some makeup store and wait for the sales person to ring up my purchases, I’d always wonder if, in reality, it’s a waste to be putting in hard earned money on things that I won’t get to use much. Yes, I [...]

Mascara Love: MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Clump. Volume. Length. Thick. Drama. Separation. Words you’ll encounter whenever the subject of mascaras is broached. Wanting a fuller lash or curled long ones, it’s either you’re naturally blessed with it or you’ve been spending time, money and effort from the wake of puberty to achieving a quarter of the illusion. Ah, the things we [...]