Everyday Luxury: Soleil et Lune Fragrances

Scents, just like songs, can bring back fond memories. Maybe that’s why I make it a habit to spritz on a bottle of perfume everyday – whether I’m just hanging out at home or about to head out for work. It gives me that boost of confidence and kick of energy to go through my day with a smile. “Soleil et Lune”, French for Sun and Moon, believes beauty goes beyond one’s wardrobe and accessories. A woman can feel beautiful, confident and alluring, through the power of scent. Founders Kristine Dee and Elizabeth Supetran created The Beauty Mission to provide aRead more

MOSCHINO Fresh Couture Perfume

It’s very hard to impress me when it comes to packaging and design because most of the latest beauty products with special collaborations are sent to my doorstep even before they’re launched. But this MOSCHINO Fresh Couture Perfume (P4,400.00/ 100mL) is really something else. My mom and I laughed so hard when we unboxed it because of its glass cleaner-inspired bottle. I’m not very keen with fashion designers but Jeremy Scott, the creative director of Moschino, is actually one of the few designers I love. So I’m not surprised that he’s the genius behind this crazy glass bottle. This perfume livesRead more

BASILUR TEA & Green Tea Skin Care Products

Last Christmas, I was given this set of premium teas by BASILUR. They’re a new brand coming in to the local market soon. Their teas are all produced in Sri Lanka, a land known to produce the world’s finest tea. Basilur creates unique blends of tea with the most exotic ingredients such as a variety of flavours, natural fruits and herbs, making every tea drinking experience more unique and joyful. They have over 90 different blends of tea and over 200 delectable products so I’m excited to see them in leading groceries or open up a tea shop in Manila soon.Read more

Shiseido Beauty Dash & Newest Boutique in Manila

I gave my mom an early Christmas gift by treating her to one of Shiseido’s luxury facials. Their newest boutique in Manila located in SM Megamall has two facial cabins instead of the usual solo room so we were able to have it done simultaneously and finish at the same time. Upon entering the store, the first thing I noticed was their latest EVER BLOOM products in their center table. I absolutely adore the fresh, floral and powdery scent. The store is bigger than its old one in Mega Fashion Hall so the displays are more complete and you’ll reallyRead more

Tommy Hilfiger x GiGi Hadid Watches & The Girl Fragrance

Tommy Hilfiger and GiGi Hadid collaborated to come up with a Nautical-themed watch line and a twist to the classic Tommy Girl perfume. I was able to see and try out the watches during the #GetNautiWithTommy launch at Cafe Naya a few weeks ago. Here are the three watches under Tommy x Gigi: Nautical striped strap (model 1781723) P8,350.00  Gold chain link (1781722) P9,350.00 Silicon strap (model 1781724) P7,950.00  Out of the three, this has got to be my preferred model. You can find Tommy Hilfiger watches at their kiosk in SM South Mall, SM Megamall, The Watch Store SMRead more

Fifth Rack Concept Store @ BF Homes

If you’re from the South and don’t want to go all the way to Manila just to look for unique shopping finds, I suggest passing by FIFTH RACK CONCEPT STORE @ BF HOMES in Aguirre first. This fashion and lifestyle shop was created by the same owner as Row 101 Popup. It’s not just a great venue for shoppers, but also for small businesses that are just starting out and don’t want to shell out too much money on rent. Most of the brands found in the store are only present online and during bazaars so Fifth Rack is aRead more