Mon Jasmin Noir



04 MJN Eau Exquise and Scintillating Body Lotion
Mon Jasmin Noir, L’Eau Exquise is the new eau de toilette from Bulgari, inspired by the enchantment of the splendid Italian-style gardens of the Renaissance – specifically, the Boboli Gardens in Florence, where the de Medici family brought jasmine to Italy for the very first time.

Transcending the boundaries of space and time, those same flowers are now captured in an original and luminous new perfume, whose essence suggests fragrant cascades of jasmine shimmering in the sun like nature’s own embroidery. Its transparent notes evoke the freshness of verdant labyrinths of greenery, while its vibrant chords echo the effervescent vitality of gushing fountains.


05 MJN Eau Exquise creative pack shot


Pink Pomelo releases the first pungent note, then merges with fresh Green Almond to form the first chord, a whiff of velvety lightness that leads to the unmistakable heart of the perfume. Here the inviting notes of Grandiflorum Jasmine combine with Sambac Jasmine White Tea – a floral infusion graced by a hint of tea – as if melting into a warm, intimate embrace. The soft nuances of Delightful Woods and intense accents of White Musks add a final touch of roundess and addictiveness.


All images and words from Bulgari press kit from LuxAsia.



K Palette 24 hour tattoo liners



I first reviewed K Palette 24 hour tattoo eyeliners and eyebrow liners last January when we did a little giveaway. Since then it has won Look Magazine’s Best Beauty Breakthrough 2012 and Mega Magazine’s Beauty Awards 2012. And it would also get sold out fast in Beauty Bar. But now they are well stocked. I have also find myself wearing no makeup except K Palette brows on a daily basis, like here.

The distributors of K Palette recently sent me new goodies to try.


Eyebrow and eye liners from K Palette.


It’s the same Super Black 24 hour Tattoo Eyeliner but in the cutest packaging. I love pink and I love polka dots. P895.00 in Beauty Bar.


I used this eyeliner yesterday while doing field work. I was out in the sun sweating all day. Everything about me looked withered except my eyeliner. It stayed intact. This is able to withstand extreme humidity and dryness of air-conditioned interiors. Youc an be all sweaty and it won’t run. It’s waterproof but easily removable by soap and water. No need for fancy eye makeup removers.


This is the new 2 Way Eyebrow Liner. I got used to the original eyebrow liner. I eventually got the hang of it because it was easy to apply. The liquid had the right amount of translucence. You can control how deep or light you want your brows. It doesn’t end up looking severe. This new version has an additional powder tip for a more natural looking eyebrow. You can use the liquid tip for the outer eyebrows and the powder tip for the inner eyebrows. Available in 2 colours, P1050.00 at Beauty Bar.


K-Palette press



For more information on K Palette, click here.



Father’s Day at The Body Shop



Father’s Day gift ideas from The Body Shop —
maca root face protector
For Men Maca Root Face Protector (PhP995)
Men need to look after their skin just like women do, so treat your dad to Maca Root Face Protector this Father’s Day. Made from Peruvian sourced maca root, the balancing moisturizer will rehydrate where necessary, protecting and improving skin condition. Its oil-balancing technology will also help to reduce shine, leaving skin looking and feeling amazing.


arber body wash
Arber Hair and Body Wash (PhP795)
This head-to-toe body wash for men will make for the perfect 2-in-1 gift this Father’s Day. It has a sensual woody fragrance and leaves skin feeling clean, fresh and lightly scented.


TT Cleansing Wipes_I_HR_INTTRPJ007
Tea Tree Cleansing Wipes (PhP 450)
One-step wipe that sweeps away make-up, impurities, and excess oil.





Vaseline Perfect 10



Vaseline Perfect 10 Whitening and Anti-Aging Lotion offers skin benefits that address the main concerns of aging skin.


Last month, I had the huge honour of being launched as Vaseline Perfect 10’s Brand Ambassador. The Vaseline team set up a beautiful tea party at the Rockwell Club. It was attended by media and a few close friends and more importantly, my parents. It’s a huge honour for me to be endorsing Vaseline – a well-known and trusted brand worldwide.

Vaseline Perfect 10 is Vaseline’s first and only product that delivers the two-fold advantage of whitening and anti-aging in one. It reduces fine lines, lightens and nourishes skin, boosts radiance, reduces dark spots and gives UVA/UVB protection through a combination of ingredients known and tested to deliver tangible results. I have been guilty of focusing too much on the skin on my face – anti aging, derma visits etc. – neglecting the skin on my body. So when I tried Vaseline Perfect 10, it was the perfect formulation for me because not only does it keep my skin moisturized, it also addresses some skin aging concerns like fine lines and age spots.

It has Vitamin B3 that whitens and evens out skin tone and CLA that targets age spots and hyper-pigmentation. Together, these two ingredients make for fairer, even-toned skin. Fine lines and wrinkles, on the other hand, are corrected through the triple-action of Retinol, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), and antioxidants. Retinol helps stimulate collagen production, allowing the skin to retain its elasticity. AHA  exfoliates dead skin cells, to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and smoothen skin texture. Antioxidants strengthen the skin by protecting it against free radical damage, thus arresting the formation of fine lines and sagging skin.

Here are some highlights from the launch…


I was welcomed to the Unilever family by Unilever Marketing Manager for Skin Jacqe Yuengtian and Unilever PR & Events Manager Nikki Abella .


During the program, host Chal Lontok interviewed Uniliver’s Jacqe Yuengtian, dermatoligist Dr. Alto Bautista-Ocampo and myself about looking and feeling young.


They (Unilever and my husband) surprised me with a video message from Patrick. He’s never agreed to do anything like that before. So naturally, I was quite emotional. It’s my first ever public cry. I didn’t even cry at our wedding. The message was really special. Nerisa Almo of picked up the story. Here it is.


Host Chal Lontoc asks Metro’s Charmagne Laconico what it means to be a “perfect 10”


With Unilever Marketing Director Gilbert Simpao.


Lots of support from my good friend, Ingrid Go. She published the Vaseline launch in Manila Social Diary.


TV host Luane Dy


Vaseline Brand Manager Gretchen King


Ingrid with Stylebible’s Isha Andaya and Preview’s Agoo Bengzon


It felt so great that my parents were in town to witness this. It’s not everyday that I get to endorse a huge brand like Vaseline. Needless to say, they were very very proud.


The event was so elegant. Here are the savouries.


And the sweets.


What’s a tea party without scones? Yum!


The guests went home with Vera Bradley goodie bags filled with lots of Vaseline Perfect 10 lotions.



Titania Raffle



Titania is raffling off 3 complete sets of Soft Touch products. Each set will contain what you see in the two photos below. Follow instructions on Rafflecopter to join. Winners will be chosen at random.


Founded nearly 60 years ago by Mr. Friedel Kotte, Titania is a proudly German brand of beauty implements. Because of its excellent quality, it has become one of the most trusted beauty brands in the market. It is currently available in 108 countries worldwide and here in the Philippines, we have 71 beauty implements available – ranging from the basic nail cleaning tools to pumice sponges and foot files to foot creams and even to lash curlers.

In continuing Titania’s legacy of excellence and innovation, the brand has launched a new and improved range of foot and nail tools called Soft Touch. This is a range of ergonomic tools with the unique Soft Touch coating. This coating allows for better grip, ensuring that you won’t have any slipping accidents when you’re using them. So they’re easier to use and helps ensure precise cutting and clipping. The range consists of nail cutters, cuticle nippers, foot files, cuticle cutters and corn cutters. They’re available in four bright colors.

The new Soft Touch range and other Titania products are available in selected Watsons, SM Department Store, Robinsons Department Store, Landmark Department Store and Metro Gaisano Department Store branches.






To join Titania’s raffle, click this to bring you to Rafflecopter. Very easy, just follow all the steps. You can join daily up to June 10th. Winners will be announed on June 11.

Good luck!