We rounded up our favorite beauty looks from this year’s Emmys. Which one strikes your fancy?
Messy fishtail braid + low chignon = love!
Blue eyeliner, anyone? We are so diggin’ this look! Cop it by using Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil in Lazuli Blue.
Itching to travel but have limited luggage space? Here are a few tips on how to pack light and enjoy your next adventure:
1. Figure out what’s appropriate
Think in terms of what you can do without — not what will be handy on your trip. When in doubt, leave it out. Figure out what’s appropriate for the activities you have planned, you can even wear a pair while in transit to save luggage space. Same goes for clothing, too. Instead of bringing 10 dresses, 10 bottoms, 10 tops, try to mix and match and choose neutral colors so they can go together.
2. Bring travel samples or minis
Pare your list down to what you absolutely need, bring only makeup and skin care essentials when you travel. This is why I love deluxe sample sizes as they’re very handy. Check out Sebamed’s Baby Bath & Shampoo which are great for about 3-4 days of usse and can fit even in your pocket.
3. Roll your clothes
Rolling clothes actually helps your maximize your luggage space.
Got any more tips? We’d love to read about them ;)
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.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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”.
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!
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 to pamper them, 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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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?
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Real People: Marga Nograles and Tisha Dominguez
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.
Marga with husband Karlo and kids Mateo, Massimo and Nikka.
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!