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5 Tips to Picking the Right Curling Wand

Doing your hair every morning can seem like a tedious task and one that is not fun to do when you are still waking up from a good night of sleep. Regardless of your motivation for getting up in the morning, you will likely want to style your hair in a way that makes you feel confident about yourself before you step foot out of your house. If you are new to styling your hair in trendy ways, this article will get you all set up to being a trendsetter in no time. Curling wands have been used for years to curl hair and make tresses look smooth and unique. If you are in the market for a new curling wand, be sure to check out some of our tips before you make a commitment and purchase.

  1. Read reviews. Magazines such as Allure and Harper’s Bazaar often provide tips and tricks on how to apply make up a certain way or style your hair the way the celebrities are doing so when they walk the runway. While magazines are great for inspiration and generating ideas, it is hard to tell if the products featured are actually as good as the magazine is claiming them to be as the products are usually highlighted because of a marketing plan. To get a true understanding of how a product such as the best curling wand works, be sure to read reviews from bloggers or others you trust to give a true, detailed, rundown of a product.
  2. Check the barrel size. The barrel size of the curling wand should coordinate with how big you want your curls to be. If you want small, ringlet curls, you will want to invest in a skinnier wand. The wand should be no larger than .75 inches if you want tightly bound curls. However, if you want larger curls that will create volume and a casual look, you will want a larger barrel curling wand. A wand that is 1-2 inches thick will do the trick.
  3. Features. Decide on the type of features you want your wand to have. Do you want your hand to have a temperature gauge so you can keep track of the heat? Perhaps you want an iron that offers automatic shut off if it is has been on for too long. There are many great features that may cost you an additional sum of money but in the end will be worth every penny.
  4. Budget. Curling wands can cost over $100 and can drain your budget very quick. Keep in mind that there are other products you will likely want to buy in addition to the curling wand. Some things you may want to purchase but you have not considered yet include but are not limited a bamboo brush, hair accessories, shampoo or sculpting gel. There are many hair care products to choose from so be sure to save some money in your budget for those items as well.
  5. Warranty. Depending on the wand you purchase, some can cost over $100. If you are investing in an item and expect to have it for a long period of time, you will want to look in to the product warranty. Be sure to review the warranty and if it is satisfactory, move forward. However, if the warranty is severely limited or lackluster in their offerings for coverage, you may want to choose a different model.

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Converse and Tyler, the Creator Launch One Star x Golf Le Fleur Collection

CONVERSE GOLF LE FLEUR SULFUR

Tyler, the Creator and Converse will release the One Star x Golf le Fleur collection with four colorways of the iconic One Star sneaker.

Purple ONE STAR x GOLF LE FLEUR converse collection

Ambassadors of daring confidence, youthful spirit and creative street style, Converse and Tyler, The Creator’s long-term partnership celebrates freedom of expression through collaborative design. Tyler’s imagination is illuminated through his unique design and spin across the entire collection. (more…)

Converse Cons Thunderbolt Nylon | Suede Retro Runners #ConverseConsPHxThunderbolt

Converse THUNDERBOLT DUSK PINK

A retro running sneaker originally designed in 1984 is now re-designed with advanced cushioning; the Converse Cons Thunderbolt is made for comfort.

Converse Cons Thunderbolt features a suede and nylon combination upper, forefoot and heel rubber pods for traction and an injected unit sole with a Lunarlon drop-in. With its retro star and chevron logo, this version of the Converse Cons Thunderbolt is made for those who want easy comfort, every day both for men and women.

Converse THUNDERBOLT PURE PLATINUM

The Converse Cons Thunderbolt Nylon/Suede is available in dusk pink and pure platinum, sizes 3-6 for only P3,990. Available in Converse shops this August. (more…)

Dina Dela Paz-Stalder Recognized Globally as Most Influential Filipina

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Gala Awards Ceremony at the 14th Filipina Leadership Global Summit October 25-29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada

Dina Dela Paz-Stalder, President and CEO of Stalder Group of Companies, has been selected one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World (Global FWN100™) by the Filipina Women’s Network.

The Global FWN100 Award™ recognizes 100 women of Philippine ancestry who are changing the face of leadership in the global workplace, having reached status for outstanding work in their respective fields and are recognized for their achievement and contributions to society, femtorship and legacy. Dina Dela Paz-Stalder was selected from an outstanding field of nominees from around the world.

FWNSUMMIT 2017

The Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award – Founder and Pioneer Award category

This award honors Filipina women in their capacities as the chief executive, president, executive director or founder of a company, community organization, non-profit, or business venture that they helped start, build or significantly grow. This award category is for the trailblazers who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address significant business or organizational opportunity. (more…)

Women’s Health: Crave Healthy and Athena for Women by Unilab

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Don’t you just love it when products specifically made for us women, designed exactly for our nutritional needs, come out in the market?

I’m thrilled to get the word out on Unilab’s Crave Healthy and Athena for Women – health products especially designed for moms-to-be.

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Crave Healthy

Crave Healthy is the first snack product in the Philippines that is specifically designed for the pregnant woman by doctors and nutritionists.
It’s nutritious because it contains essential nutrients – Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium that are critical for both the mom and her growing baby. It also has reduced salt and just the right amount of calories that give the pregnant woman that extra energy she needs daily.

It’s delicious because it tastes just like her regular snack. Crave Healthy is currently available in Sweet Corn flavor and does not have any aftertaste of nutrient fortifications. It helps support the nutritional needs of pregnant women and their developing fetus. A healthy way to satisfy hunger and food cravings of pregnant women. (more…)

Filipino artists get wider reach in SM malls

SM Malls Into the Sky and Beyond Autism Spectrum

Budding artists and professional visual artists in the country are finding a bigger audience out of the millions of daily customers of SM Supermalls. Throughout the summer season, at least four art festivals and art-inspired mall events have showcased an eclectic mix masterpieces and art expressions in various SM malls nationwide.

SM Malls e-LluminART Globe

e-LluminART Globe. Kids frolicking inside the solar-powered art installation made out of recycled steel wire framing covered with elastic cords and garter tape at SM City Marilao.

Currently ongoing is SM North Edsa’s ‘Art Karnival: Vinyl on Vinyl’ – a fun and colorful exhibit of art installations, murals, 3D and interactive displays created by a diverse group of pop culture artists like Tyang Karyel, Dex Fernandez and Blic among others. Shoppers and tenants are treated to the visual stimulation provided by the combination of fun and surreal artworks spread throughout the stretch of the mall’s Sky Garden. (more…)

“Best Sets Ever” Promo from Avon at Never Before, Never Again Prices

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Avon recently released its “Best Sets Ever” beauty must-haves available the entire month of June.

The promo includes three sets of beauty products that are offered at “never before, never again” discounted prices this month. The “Best Sets Ever” promo includes a mix of top-selling brands in lotion and color categories paired together in three separate sets.

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The Best of the Best set is comprised of Skin So Soft Hand & Body Lotion and Avon True Color Perfectly Matte lipstick priced at only P299.

Skin So Soft is formulated with vitamin C and glutathione that promises visible whiteness and healthy glow in just three days of continuous use. Avon True Color Perfectly Matte lipstick gives true matte look that never cakes and cracks while giving the velvety soft feel in one swipe.

 avon care lotion avon mascara

The Big Beauty Set is composed of Avon Care lotion and One Great Mascara for only P289.

Avon Care lotion’s Vita-E complex provides deep nourishing for 24 hours of moisture for the skin. It is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested to suit Asian skin. One Great Mascara gives lashes dramatic curls, length and volume for high definition appeal.

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The Brightest & Boldest set has Avon Naturals lotion and Simply Pretty Color Magic lipstick as a pair for only P189.

Avon Naturals lotion contains flower extracts that release a calm and soothing effect on the skin. Simply Pretty lipstick puts fun in lipstick application with its unique color-changing feature.

Avon lotion and color brands are endorsed by two of the country’s loveliest celebrity influencers today – Anne Curtis and Angel Locsin. Anne particularly likes Skin So Soft for keeping her fair skin glow, while Angel raves about Avon True’s vibrant colors that stays longer and goes with her different looks.

avon beauty Best Sets Ever promo

The Best Sets Ever promo is available through any Avon Representative or via online at AvonShop.ph.

Don’t have an Avon Representative? Visit www.avon.ph or like Avon Philippines on Facebook to find out how you can get in touch with a Representative. You can also download the Avon Brochure application from the Google Play or Apple Store to start browsing our latest brochure today! The Avon Brochure app will connect you to a nearby Representative, so you can enjoy personalized service!

Designer Boyet Fajardo: Divine Inspiration

Many might perceive “fashion” to be something reserved for a chosen few, or only for those deemed fit to grace a magazine: celebrities, models, or those living the so-called “high life.” However, to designer Boyet Fajardo – now a successful household name in Filipino fashion design – his work in fashion is a way to make lives better for more people. As a recipient of miracles himself, he desires nothing less than to be one to others.

A Big Hit

He pioneered Plus Size fashion in the Philippines. He says that before, women who were on the bigger side were not thought of as deserving to wear something as beautiful as their smaller counterparts. Or, they were given awful euphemisms.

“Before, when you ask, ‘where is the big size?’ you are pointed to the dark corner where there are nothing but dasters (house dress). And we called those who asked “matron, donya, lola.” There are so many words for them, which were really bad. It’s as if they have no right to wear something nice! And no designer would dare to touch plus sized clothing. Big women were relegated to nothing but dark colors, ¾ sleeves and closed necks. “God – they were like suman! So my line was really a big hit!” A big hit indeed, also for Robinson’s who had enough foresight to sign him up immediately. (more…)

5 Reasons Why You Should Regularly Take Vitamin C

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There are a handful reasons why we should regularly take our Vitamin C, here are a few of them.

If there’s one vitamin I remember taking as a child, it is Vitamin C. Its sour taste is readily identifiable, and easily gives a sense of recall. Growing up, it is also the one vitamin we never ran out of.

Along the way, I acquired hyperacidity, which prevents me from taking Vitamin C in its most common form – Ascorbic Acid. These days, I cannot be more happy that Vitamin C now comes in the form of Sodium Ascorbate. Because the truth of the matter is, vitamins like this play a crucial role for our body to function as it should.

Here are Five Reasons Why You should take Vitamin C

1. Beauty

Helps in collagen-production which keeps skin looking youthful. Vitamin C is an imperative building block of our skin, hair, and nails. You will also get maximum results if you happen to take anti-aging supplements. (more…)

Press Release: Meditate Towards Lasting Happiness

Think of the human mind as a hard drive where all your life experiences are stored like pictures. We’re all familiar with the phrase, “I just can’t shake that picture out of my mind”, and this is also true in the metaphorical sense. We just can’t let go of certain experiences, and this affects how we go about the world. Often, this holds us back from achieving our true potential self because we are bogged down by the emotions and memories that our minds have held on to for so long.

We tend to look outside ourselves for the answers to life’s pressing problems, but to practitioners of meditation the answer always lies within ourselves. Makati Meditation and Ortigas Meditation are two groups in the Philippines that encourage the practice of subtraction meditation as a method towards lasting happiness. (more…)