TBS, one. Acne, nil. The battle of skin and care.

The Body Shop, TBS, Skincare, Tea Tree, Tea Tree Squeaky-Clean Scrub, Tea Tree Pore Minimiser | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

All is fair in love and war, an old adage sings. Taking calculated risks, hoping for a more controlled outcome, or Murphy’s Law in effect, regardless, things happen — good or bad. Playing the blame game is a waste of time; swimming against the tide may prove futile. In most instances, it’s best to expect […]

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 […]

What’s your Skincare Regimen?

Sasha Manuel, short hairstyle, ombre hair colour, dip-dye hair trend | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Dry skin. Blemishes. Age spots. Wrinkles. Growing old. Stuff that nibbles at the edge of my consciousness. Is it vanity? Perhaps. “It’s something that I can’t stop,” I uttered with a sigh. Wheels of time will continue turning and it truly is something that’s not within my power to control. Yea, I will age, shrivel […]

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 […]

Colour Crushing on Indigo Dye and Pink Coco

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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 […]

Strawberries in Your Shower

The Body Shop, Strawberry Shower Gel | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

Memories of Baguio trips, beaches and lazy afternoon road trips. Wine while cozy-ing around the telly with friends after welcoming the New Year on a very cold beach and watching fireworks take off from the jetty, lighting up the dark sky. Smoothies, ice creams, chillers, chocolate-covered, sundaes, shakes and fondue. Strawberries — it is undoubtedly […]

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 […]

Nutriganics Smoothing Serum, The Body Shop

Sasha Manuel - Skincare, The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Serum | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion

For the past few months, I’ve grown lax in the skincare department. I know there’s no possible excuse but truth be told, I’m simply too tired to be bothered with nightly rituals esp whenever I come home in the wee hours of the morning after spending a good 12-14 hours at work. Not only has […]

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 […]