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Feeling cute and girly? Then we totally recommend our Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balms for a moisturizing and translucent wash of pink on your lips. The unique formula is packed with beneficial ingredients and keeps your puckers soft for hours. It’s featured on this month’s MEG, and is available at Glamourbox.ph. 

Feeling cute and girly? Then we totally recommend our Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balms for a moisturizing and translucent wash of pink on your lips. The unique formula is packed with beneficial ingredients and keeps your puckers soft for hours. It’s featured on this month’s MEG, and is available at Glamourbox.ph. 

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Every girl wishes to bring all of her makeup kit when she goes out, no one wants to get caught in a bad photo op or to look messy on the dance floor. I believe that the basic items are the most important ones, so let me  share with you what I bring in my purse on a night out: 

1. L’oreal True Match Super-Blendable Powder

No one has time to put on foundation, so some touch-ups with this powder applied alone makes a flawless look. The good thing about it is that it never looks chalky or cakey. It is oil-free and non-comedogenic (None pore blogging). So easy to apply!

2. MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer

Something else I bring is a concealer which is a fast touch-up as well. It covers up all skin blemishes; I normally use it for dark eye-circles.

3. Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Washable Mascara in Glam Black

In case something happens to my mascara, I have this to re-apply. It makes my lashes look longer and stays for long. Plus, after the night out when I’m really tired I effortlessly wash the mascara off since it is washable.

4. Clarins Blush Prodige Illumination Cheek Colour

I love this mosaic palette because it makes me have a natural & healthy-looking glow, without looking like I’m overloaded with colour, yet not looking “dead-skinned”. 

5. Ofra Berry Sexy Lipstick

No lady goes out without a lipstick! I started to use more daring colours which would suit my skin tone and is great for a night out. This Lipstick is the bomb! 

What are your night out essentials? Share them with us in the comments!

xoxo, 

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Our feet are probably the most hardworking and yet neglected part of our body. They help us move through the world, help us stand up to our day, and ground us. It’s really pretty easy, here’s how!

First on our list is to smoothen your feet. No one wants to see feet with dry, cracked heels. What you can do is once a week, soak your feet in warm water with a little bit of shower gel for a light lather. Soak it for 5-10 minutes to help soften skin, you can even sip some tea while you’re waiting. After that, use a pumice stone or foot file to smoothen out calluses and dead skin. An option is to use a foot scrub with beads or [chemical] exfoliators can also do the job. Try Hollywood Style Whitening Scrub or Holika Holika Baby Silky Foot One Shot Peeling.

Now that you’ve removed the dead skin, it’s a must to heavily moisturize to lock in moisture on new skin. Look for creams containing petrolatum, an emollient, or a humectant such as lactic acid, which draws moisture into the skin. Try the Natasha Beauty Heel Mate which is availble in our Beauties & Babies Glamourbox. It contains Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, and Vitamin E to soften and moisturize cracked heels. Wear socks and leave it overnight for super soft footsies in the morning.

Once in a while, it makes sense to alternate your shoes in order to air out the ones you frequently use and also to prevent foot odors infections.

Got any tips you want to share with us? Share them with us in the comments!

xoxo,


Green was surprisingly one of the top hues at the A/W runways. Want to incorporate this in your own look? Swipe on our Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil in Emerald Tabula on your lids for a pop of color that looks sophisticated and edgy at the same time. It’s one of the green products featured on this month’s issue of Metro. 

Shop for more Eye of Horus products at www.Glamourbox.ph!

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Every woman has her own preference when it comes to scents that will be used on her body, every choice might be different compared to another, yet suitable for herself. Our favourite for the season are the following fragrances that has a hit of the woodsy accords, to give you that nature-like scent!  

1. Paco Rabanne Lady Million

This fragrance is faultless & classy! Wear it for a night-out with your gals and be assured that once you spray it, it will last long and it will linger in the air in moderation. Let those heads turn!

2. Christian Dior Dune

This is scent could be used for day or night! The after-scent is mellow, so you don’t need to worry if it will bother noses. Nevertheless, be sure that your scent will last long, either you’re going out at a chill café or you’re planning to go out at night.

3. Energy Women Benetton

This fragrance has a light scent and is long lasting, so it’s perfect if you’re planning to do errands during the day. It’s called energy for a reason!

4. DKNY  Be Delicious

Feel refreshed and free-spirited with this scent! Spray that perfume during the day, either you’re going to hang out with friends or for a nice breakfast-out in a bakery/cafe with family.

Apply the scent to your pulse points, neck and behind the knees! Be sure to spray it from several inches away so the scent won’t be too strong, then dab in sparingly (do not rub it in because the scent can change and go away fast).

Tip: To make the fragrance last longer you can apply a fragrance-free moisturizer to your body, because if the skin is dry the scent will fade faster. For instance, I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion in case of dry skin. I also heard that Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream & Curel are good as well!

What are you favourite scents for the rainy season?

xoxo, 

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Real People: Marga Nograles and Tisha Dominguez

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This time, we head down south and feature strong, successful and fabulous women from Mindanao. Born and raised in Davao, Marga Nograles and Tisha Dominguez, are the women behind the posh MARTISH boutique, a lifestyle store that curates the best in fashion, beauty, and home items catering to the upper crust in Davao City. Both wives to young politicians (Davao Cong. Karlo Nograles and  Sarangani Gov. Miguel Dominguez), they share with us how they juggle their career and family life, their beauty regimen, and the perks of provincial living.

1. You are both mom-preneurs. How do you juggle your time and what role excites you the most?

Marga: I thank the Lord everyday for the gift of my family and my work.  I am fortunate enough to have a job that allows me my quality time with my husband and 3 children. All roles excite me.  As a wife, I am always proud of my husband and his passion to make a difference.  As a mother, I cherish everyday with my children.  Watching them grow, seeing them learn and simply just looking at them, makes me believe that I must have done something right.  As an entrepreneur, I truly enjoy making things happen.  I think it is the juggling all these roles that thrills me the most.  Each day is exciting. I am never bored.

Tisha: Being a wife and a mother is fairly new to me, 3.5 years into marriage with 2 daughters ages 2 and 1.  Nothing excites me more than the milestones we reach as family.  My schedule revolves around them.  They fuel my determination to give my best at everything I do.

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Marga with husband Karlo and kids Mateo, Massimo and Nikka.

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Chevron nails are a great pick-me-upper in this rainy season because you can play around with various colors. Here’s an easy nail tutorial that you can try over the weekend.
Step 1 - Start by painting the white base color on your nails. For this tutorial, we are using Orly in White Tips. Brush one to two coats until you reach an opaque base. Make sure the base is completely dry before proceeding.
Step 2 - Pick 4 bright colors of nail polish that you’d like to use for your chevron nails. Using your nail art brush, draw 3 V’s first on the top part of your nail, stopping midway. We used Orly in Frisky, a pretty powder blue shade. Then using Orly in Green Apple (a Kelly green shade), add 3 more V’s on the right side of your nail.
Step 3 - We’re almost done! Using Zoya in Areetha, paint 3 more V’s on the left side of the nail. Don’t worry if it’s not symmetrical or perfect.
Step 4 - Finish off with 3 inverted V’s using a bright pink shade like Zoya in Dana. Apply a clear top coat to seal everything in. Let dry.
Flaunt your easy peasy Chevron nails!

Chevron nails are a great pick-me-upper in this rainy season because you can play around with various colors. Here’s an easy nail tutorial that you can try over the weekend.

Step 1 - Start by painting the white base color on your nails. For this tutorial, we are using Orly in White Tips. Brush one to two coats until you reach an opaque base. Make sure the base is completely dry before proceeding.

Step 2 - Pick 4 bright colors of nail polish that you’d like to use for your chevron nails. Using your nail art brush, draw 3 V’s first on the top part of your nail, stopping midway. We used Orly in Frisky, a pretty powder blue shade. Then using Orly in Green Apple (a Kelly green shade), add 3 more V’s on the right side of your nail.

Step 3 - We’re almost done! Using Zoya in Areetha, paint 3 more V’s on the left side of the nail. Don’t worry if it’s not symmetrical or perfect.

Step 4 - Finish off with 3 inverted V’s using a bright pink shade like Zoya in Dana. Apply a clear top coat to seal everything in. Let dry.

Flaunt your easy peasy Chevron nails!

The BB Cream craze really shook the makeup industry a few years ago, causing new products to arise like the CC Cream and the more recent DD Cream. With all these different products available in the market, how’s a girl supposed to figure out which one is best for her? Glamourbox gives a lowdown on the following, to help you girls decide.

BB Cream

BB Cream, also known as Blemish Balm Cream, offers daily sun protection, extra hydration, and a little bit more coverage as compared to a regular tinted moisturizer. It’s the perfect product to use when you don’t feel like wearing makeup but would want to cover up those unwanted spots and blemishes. BB Cream was originally designed by German dermatologist, Dr. Christine Schrammek, in the 1960’s for her patients after they had a facial peel or surgery. It was then introduced to Korea in the 1980’s, where it was hailed as “the secret of Korean actresses.” Because of this, BB Creams are actually safe to use after undergoing a facial treatment—to temporarily cover up those scars.

The downside of BB Creams, however, is that the product tends to be a little heavy on the skin due to its thick, creamy texture. It can’t be used to replace your anti-aging creams and serums as well, because of its low concentration of anti-aging ingredients. Lastly, BB Creams offer a limited range of colors, which make it hard for women with darker or tanned skin tones.

A product I would recommend for the typical Filipina skin type is The Face Shop’s Quick & Clean Blemish Balm Cream, which is oil-free and is great for those who are prone to acne. I sometimes even use this in place of my foundation.

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Stand out in this cold, dark, and gloomy season with POP Beauty, the newest global brand introduced by singer and internationally-acclaimed artist, Sarah Strand. Exclusively distributed by Glamourbox, POP Beauty is designed to give women that extra “oomph” in their everyday makeup, and allow them to express their uniqueness and individuality through one-of-a-kind colors and hues. 

From lip glosses, CC creams, eye shadows, and bronzers, POP Beauty teaches women to take risks by bringing back quality and a sense of fun in all our products.

In a makeup rut? Dying to try something fun and exciting? Now is the perfect time to brighten up your day by giving your look a little POP, and by shaking up your makeup! Visit the Glamourbox website at www.glamourbox.ph to know more about this exciting new brand!

xoxo,

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Sliding foundation and panda eyes are just a few of the hazards we face during the rainy season, but don’t let this dampen your spirits! With just a few savvy wet weather tricks, you’ll soon be out from under your umbrella and dancing defiantly in the rain – with make-up beautifully intact.

Go Light and Low Maintenance

Remember to go lightweight at all times, meaning tinted moisturizer like my all time favorite Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – Oil Free Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen instead of foundation. But before applying your favorite tinted moisturizer, prime your face in advance so your tinted moisturizer can last longer. Opt for a matte finish primer like the Face Atelier Ultra Matte that prepares a good base for your tinted moisturizer.

Forget about the 88-Color Eyeshadow Palette

Simplicity is the key for rainy-day makeup. Leave the gloss at home and go for a lip stain like the Pixi Lip Blush Youth because you don’t want to walk around in the rain with hair stuck to your lips. Always fill in your eyebrows (lightly!) because they frame your face, but don’t spend too much time on the eyes. Opt for a multipurpose crème product like the D’Organiq Organic Lippie and Cheekie Stain and smooth it on your cheeks and lips (and even lids, if you wish) to create a healthy, glowing look. Just because the weather is gloomy, doesn’t mean your face has to be, too!

Waterproof. Waterproof. Waterproof

I cannot stress this enough: it’s waterproof, not water-resistant; you need the heavy duty product for sucky weather. A good waterproof mascara and eyeliner can go a long way. To keep your eye make-up from running, I like the Urban Decay Primer Potion — layer this on top of your eye shadow to form a water-resistant seal. For preventing the dreaded panda eye, go for waterproof mascara like the Lancôme Hypnose Star 24H Waterproof Mascara, which is my absolute favorite! And as for eyeliner that stays put, I like the Eye of Horus Smokey Eye Goddess Pencil.

Tip: Use eyeliners in pencil form if you are applying the liner heavily. Liquid liner has a tendency to run more often. Pencil eyeliners can also be found in waterproof form, further preventing runny eye makeup.

So ladies… Let us know what you use/do to keep your makeup intact during the rainy season.

xoxo,

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