What I wore at the PFW Holiday 2012

Philippine Fashion Week was set to light up on the runway once again. They have presented collections of the country's creative fashion designers, retailers, and fashion & lifestyle brands on its 20th season. Since, we are extremely busy with work for SIAMESE, we only attended the last day of the show (May 27, 2012) at the SMX Convention Center. All support to our clients - Happy Andrada and Rajo Laurel!

Here's what I wore for the last PFW day:

Lace long sleeved top from mom // black corset top //
brown leather belt // leopard printed maxi skirt // black booty wedges
all from Sparkle Shop

VISIONS AND TRENDS Collection: Happy Andrada

Rajo Laurel for BENCH

It was really fun! Will blog about each runway show soon~

My New Novelina Hair Color

Summer is over and it's time to say goodbye to ombre hair! I was recently invited to visit Tritan Ventures Inc. head office and try their products. Tritan Ventures is the company that distributes Novelina hair colors that are formulated in Japan.

For those who do not know, Novelina Cosmetics Co. Ltd. was acquired by Tritan from its parent companies Schwarzkopf & Henkel KK and Yamahatsu Sangyo. 

Luckily, I discovered that Marilou Doma was also scheduled to go to their office. So we decided to take the adventure together! As soon as we arrived, Ms. Wella toured us inside and we were surprised that they have also ventured in other divisions - medical and aesthetics, salon and cosmetic, property development, and more.

Here, we tried their Novelina Professional Hair Color that gives hair with the high end look without the high end price!

Meet their in house stylist - Jas. She used Novelina Zeelke Cream Hair Color in Chestnut brown shade (5) on my hair. 

The product comes with an easy to use bottle applicator, coloring brush, ear covers, gloves, and conditioner.

Available colors are Natural Black, Asian Black, Dark Brown, Brown, Chestnut Brown, Golden Brown. Would you believe that this permanent hair color is only P150.00?

It's Marilou's turn~ Let's see how would it end up on her curly hair:

They also have Novelina Zeelke Powder Hair Color (P19.00 per 4g sachet / P45 per 65g bottle), Novelina Zeelke Herbal Powder Hair Color (P55.00), Novelina Men Cream Hair Color (P150.00), and Novellina Herbal Cream Hair Color (P250.00).

Back to dark hair. I love it! It was really fast and did not have any allergies with the hair dye cream. They also applied a hair treatment on my hair that smells really good! Same mango scent that I used in a salon before.

You can find these products at the following branches nationwide:

Waltermart Supermarket · RB Hortaleza · Emmaflor Drugstore · Gaisano · Tiong San Supermarket
 New City Commercial Center · Demille · NU Consumer · Alturas · Colonnade · Cang's Inc.
Storezone Inc. · South Seas · Marbel Era Commercial

For more info, please visit their Official Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

Let's shop at Clozette.co

We, girls, love shopping. Especially now that we have it ONLINE! It is said to be the finest, fastest, easiest and the most convenient way of shopping. Without any doubts, shopping online is something that is right at the top of the tree when you consider what girls’ favorite past times are. More and more people are going gaga about it, thus, more and more entrepreneurs are opening online shops too!

One of my favorite website is Clozette. Clozette (www.clozette.co), with more than 140,000 users from over 100 countries,  is a social network for women with an obsession for fashion & beauty,  and an opinion on style. Here, you can share your favorite things, photos of your fashion items, looks and styles, browse other people's closets, join discussions in fashion or beauty tips, create your own online store, and even shop from Clozette Bazaar Channel. I really enjoy adding items in my Closet, reading fashion and beauty discussions, and browsing for HOT items in their BAZAAR channel. 

Here are some of the products that I added to my Desires:

Puff Sleeve Skinny Blouse

Celebrity Style Leather Stylish Handbag

If you are a seller, or you have products that you wanted to post for free product listing, I recommend you to join Clozette and CREATE YOUR OWN STORE FOR FREE! Here, you can cater to all fashionable Clozette members worldwide and experience free online shopping~

Hopefully, I could purchase one at Clozette too! They also have the SHOPPE section where you can find Top Designers and most fabulous brands. I am officially addicted to Clozette!!!

How about you? Are you already a member of Clozette? If not, go ahead and join us! Visit Clozette.co and register now :) See you there~

I am a Dream Girl ♥

Hello everyone! Want a cute, innocent makeup look? Dolling up is made easy and more affordable with  4U2 cosmetic's new line Dream Girl! 


Being a doll wouldn't be complete without cutey patootie cosmetics like these. I really love their new packaging!

Here's how I did it: First, start off with concealer to cover up blemishes. Then pick the right shade of face powder. I use 4U2 Dreamgirl Lovelight BB Powder with SPF 15 PA++ (P194.00). It gives a matte finish and controls oil too.

Wear eye makeup that will make your eyes look bigger. Asian dolls often have big, round eyes. Let's concentrate with the eyes. I use the lightest shade on 4U2 Dreamgirl Reflection Quatro Shadow (P194.00) on the creases that will help the eyes pop.

Here's the main secret: Circle lens, liquid eyeliner, false lashes, and top it off with a layer of 4U2 Dreamgirl Floy Joy Mascara in Jet Black (P194.00) makes the eyes bigger. Leave the bottom lashes bare.

Here's the result:

Add a little blush on your cheeks using 4U2 Dreamgirl Together Double Blush to give a gentle flush.  It comes with a compact soft brush. Remember, dont put too much!

I also concealed my lips to lighten it up before applying lipstick. A natural shade will give you the innocent doll look. I use 4U2 Dreamgirl Twist and Shout Full Color Lipstick 05. I love its long lasting power.

Finish it off with some gloss with a bit of shimmer for that pouty doll lips. Use 4U2 Dreamgirl Baby Love Lip Gloss.

Doll Lips!

Here's the end result of my doll makeup look using 4U2 cosmetics:

Hope you like it! Happy Monday~

Black Pearl

Lace top from Sparkle Shop // Black shorts from Vivi Fashion
Black wedges from Hong Kong // Watch from Sophie Paris

Another fun and exciting week has ended. A week full of deadlines, events, and new opportunities. Looks like June would be a good month for business. *crosses fingers*

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I thought I would go for quite a sophisticated look but my nails just failed at it cause I'm recently in love with this color! It gives a lot of good vibes! Nail polish is from Tony Moly by the way! ;)



Last week, we were invited by DOPE MNL for a media discussion at The Keg and talked about the upcoming event next week. DOPE MNL is a potent production with a keen ear cocked to all genres of local independent music. Having produced three gigs in the first month of its birth, DOPE MNL is seeking to expand its repertoire with the help of like-minded benefactors, reviving Meiday's legacy of keeping the local music scene fierce and free.

The Keg is located in Manila's premier hotspot, The Fort.

In collaboration with Dr. Martens Philippines, young firebrand production DOPE MNL is about to re-ignite the music scene with POPFEST: a music festival patterned after NYC Popfest but with Manila's madness, featuring the best and brightest of local talent. In the spirit of Meiday! Meiday!'s advocacy of keeping independent music financed for the bands, free for the crowd, and ferocious all around, 

Mei Bastes with Borgy Manotoc, Andrew Garcia, and Nina of Dr. Martens Philippines

POPFEST features:
Nyko Maca and Gafeiria
Ang Bandang Shirley
Sell Our Door
Bee Eyes
The Wilderness
The Strangeness
Twin Lobster
The Discoball

plus DJ sets by FLUXXE's
Kiko Escora
Gian Romano

After the talk, we were invited to visit Dr. Martens store nearby. I wonder if they have any plans of bringing Agyness here in the Philippines XD

This floral pair from Dr. Martens is full of awesomeness, agree?

Let's all end our hot summer days with some cool music from our indie bands.
POPFEST will be free-admission, kicking off at 4pm in the open air of
Fort Strip Plaza.

See you there~