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Friday, July 29, 2016

We think that every fashion lover is excited to find the latest inspiring sartorial upgrades everyday. As for me, I'm up to find inspiration for modest fashion clothing. Luckily, I found this chic outfit of Vicky Pattison.


The former Geordie Shore star was spotted wearing a conservative blue-and-red frock, with a high button-up white faux blouse neckline, finished off with a preppy red ribbon. She finished off the look with a pretty pair of peach heels and chic makeup.


I fell in love with Vicky's attire because it was a simple dress turned modern-looking by adding hints of color blocking and geometric patterns. Also, it's almost a knee-length dress and is perfect for her gorgeous hairstyle.

Images | Vicky Pattison


The astounding tribute show taking the world by storm! What is this all about? Let me tell you.

It's a fun and heart-felt concert dedicated to the incomparable Whitney Houston. The Greatest Love Of All: The Whitney Houston Show celebrates the magnificent catalogue of hits that Houston made famous during her 30 year career. The 2 ½ hour concert and stage show includes hits such as 'How Will I Know', 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody', 'Where Do Broken Hearts Go', 'Didn't We Almost Have It All', 'I'm Every Woman', 'One Moment In Time', 'I Have Nothing' and of course, 'I Will Always Love You' and more.

Starring the breathtaking voice of Belinda Davids live in concert featuring the full production show from the US. Direct from sell out shows across Europe, plus a full band, dancers and theatrical effects, this show is not just a brilliant tribute but a spectacular concert experience in its own right and should not be missed!


In the wake of Whitney Houston's tragic passing in 2012, her timeless music and awe-inspiring voice have received renewed appreciation from her legion of long-time fans and garnered a new generation of admirers who appreciate Whitney's unique voice, undeniable talent and pervasive charm as a welcome contrast to the artists prevalent in today's contemporary music.

In preparation for such an anticipated show, and in respect for Houston's legacy, Showtime Management dedicated over 12 months to perfecting this production and finding the right star. After conducting over 15,000 auditions in 12 countries, accomplished South African vocalist BELINDA DAVIDS was selected to pay reverence to Houston with her carefully crafted renditions.

Don’t miss this critically acclaimed, once in a lifetime live show of a tribute to a woman who has long been an icon of pop music and vocal ability, The Greatest Love Of All – The Whitney Houston Show Tour 2016 on Friday, August 26th, 8PM at the IEC Pavillon, Cebu City and on Saturday, August 27th at the PICC Plenary Hall, Pasay City, Manila.

Presented by DMC Philippines, in cooperation with Gotesco Group Of Companies, and Gruppo Group Of Companies. This event is also brought to you by Hotel Jen, the official residence and Novu hair. Special thanks to our media partners: NET 25, Eagle Broadcasting, RMN, 558 DZXL, 774 DWWW, Radyo Agila,  90.7 Love Radio, 95.5 Pinas FM, 96.3 Easy Rock, 97.9 Home Radio, 101.1 YES FM, 107.5 Wish FM, Business Mirror, Peoples Tonight, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, and  When In Manila. Tickets are now available at SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com) and Ticket World (www.ticketworld.com.ph) outlets.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

We think it's necessary to update our wardrobe from time to time. It's one way to enjoy collecting fashionable pieces. As for me, I also include houndstooth in my collection of chic items so amp up my style. 



For those who want to try the look, we've rounded up inspiring photos of fashion lovers wearing houndstooth clothing pieces.


Turtleneck Top


Here, Gigi Hadid wore a slimming pair of silk sweatpants and knitted houndstooth turtleneck top for a mix of textured fabrics. To highlight her outfit, the lovely model pulled back her long tresses into a sleek low ponytail. She completed her look with a pair of simple black leather booties.

Skirt


For skirts, it's really important to find an item that will match with what you have in your closet. Here, I donned a pink houndstooth skirt to match with my long sleeve blouse. I didn't wear heels this time, because I want to emphasize the style of the skirt. 

Mini Skirt



Demi Lovato wore a seasonally-appropriate outfit, starting with a cream Victoriana-inspired blouse with a dramatic bib front. The center of attention is her retro-inspired houndstooth Miu Miu wool skirt, from the brand's AW15 runway. Obviously, the high-waisted, A-line fit of the checked skirt flattered her toned physique, the thigh-grazing hem showcasing her bronzed legs.

Coat


Let's talks about houndstooth coat now. The perfect model for this look is the former Towie star, Lucy Mecklenburgh, who once showcased her chic winter wardrobe. As she traveled to London, the gorgeous star made a fashion statement in a collarless houndstooth-printed coat and a pair of black leather knee-high boots. She donned a black dress, which was highlighted with silver embellishment, beneath her monochrome cover-up.

Jacket


Salma Hayek also wore a gorgeous houndstooth clothing item when she attended the Christmas Lights Switch On at the Stella McCartney Bruton Street store in London one time. She looked chic in a cropped houndstooth jacket and black trousers. She finished off the look by carrying a small yellow handbag.


Dress


Joanna Krupa looked chic in a flirty houndstooth dress here. The fabulous star remarkably showed off the fitted frock, which include long sleeves and a flared hem. Joanna highlighted the style by wearing a pair of trendy black booties and a large leather shoulder bag. She preferred wearing her blonde hair loose and straight and natural makeup. The rose-tinted gloss emphasized her beauty.

Trousers


Here, Nicole Scherzinger stepped out in a pair of red houndstooth trousers as she attended an event for French radio station NRJ. She teamed the cool pants with a white vest and matching leather jacket.

Trouser Suit


Amanda Seyfried wore a stunning outfit here.The middle section of the suit was black and white houndstooth and the outer panels is black. Obviously, the pair of black footwear and black clutch bag made the look stand out. She finished it off with a red lipstick.


Purse




Kelly Osbourne's garish outfit that comprised of a hot pink skirt, mustard yellow torso and bright orange sleeves is my favorite. The nude shoes and a black-on-white houndstooth clutch gave an amazing contrast to her colorful attire.

Images | Karen Ezine | Daily Mail

Monday, July 25, 2016

We know that the travel industry is very popular nowadays. Many people are excited to visit different places with their family and friends. There are also individuals who want to experience solo travel for a change. Obviously, traveling has become a way of life. No wonder many passionate entrepreneurs find ways to provide top-notch hotel accommodation services to cater to the needs of many people who travel a lot.


One of the most popular hotels today is Meranti Hotel. It has provided comfort, happiness and luxury to all its guests. For those who haven't tried staying there, I've gathered the top 10 reasons to be a guest at Meranti Hotel to inspire you.

1. The boutique hotel is nestled in a prime location.

Meranti Hotel is located at 82 Sct. Castor Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City, Philippines. Since Quezon City is described as the "home of the stars" by many people, you'll feel the warmth, comfort and luxury while staying in the hotel. With its prime location and chic name, you'll be staying in a boutique hotel as a valued guest.


2. You'll love the food and drinks served by Maple at Meranti.

To give you a hint of the hotel's awesome accommodation packages, you'll look forward dining at their restaurant by Maple at Meranti.I was able to attend the launching of the restaurant so I'm really happy to share my dining experience with you. The food and drinks are well-prepared, delicious and truly presented in a hotel setting. It's like you're eating in a very opulent and exclusive place somewhere in paradise. The hotel offers premium comfort food so you don't have to worry staying there.










3. The hotel lobby is spacious and well-designed.

Aside from the amazing facade of the hotel, you'll also love its spacious lobby and well-arranged decor. It has Filipino designed furniture from Mr. Kenneth Cobonpue such as chairs, lamps and chandeliers.




4. There are beautiful paintings displayed at the veranda.

Before the event, we had the opportunity to stay at the veranda or the Meranti sala. Well, you'll never get bored there because you can use the computer for checking about your stay in the hotel and you can even check their painting gallery.


5. The rooms are exquisitely gorgeous and complete with amenities.

The rooms of the hotel are gorgeous, spacious and complete with amenities. Each part of the room is well-created and clean. I'm so impressed with the hospitality TV mounted near the table since you'll have access to everything that's written about the hotel and enjoy superb entertainment using your computer.



The hotel has 1 bedroom suite, 4 deluxe rooms, 2 connecting rooms and 53 standard rooms that are thoughtfully designed with high ceiling, top on the line European memory foam pocked spring bed and 400 thread counts Egyptian cotton.

Take note - each room has different wifi connection so you'll have the best internet surfing experience.

6. It's affordable to stay at the hotel.

There are many boutique hotels in the area and I can say that the price offered at Meranti Hotel is competitive enough for travel lovers. To be sure about it, you need to call the hotel for booking purposes and ask if they have discounted rates.

7. The customer service is amazing.

Well, remarkable customer service is something that sets apart Meranti Hotel from other boutique hotels in the location. I've experienced it, and even observed the happiness of other guests and all I can say is that Meranti Hotel's way of delightful service is truly amazing.


8. The pool area is stunning.

The pool deck is breathtaking. It's also the place where the hotel staff arrange parties for everyone as it is also adjacent to the function rooms. Aside from the amazing infinity fool, you'll also experience watching Quezon City skyline.



9. It has remarkable reviews from its guests.

Since the hotel has offered amazing service, many of its guests post positive reviews online.It's one way for you to check about the things people say about the hotel, before you decide to stay there.

10. It is owned by a group of local businessmen.

Meranti Hotel is one of the growing loved brands of Max's Group Inc. that aims to provide a genuine Filipino hospitality. Their facilities and rooms are thoughtfully created to cater the tasteful needs of travelers.

Don't forget to visit the Facebook Page of Meranti Hotel and their contact number is 632 376 6340.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Many people love to read magazines during free time. The usual activities around downtime include reading interesting articles about fashion and lifestyle. Since magazines provide amazing insights about everything, we know it's worthwhile to read one.


One of my favorite reading materials is fashion magazine. I really like reading about beauty guide, featured trends on fashion, styling and celebrity news. For every creative individual, reading such kind of topics as written and presented in a printed format provide inspiration. So I'm always drawn into it.

My number one favorite fashion magazine is Preview. The ideas are simply written and the photos were thoughtfully presented. You'll have tons of ideas about styling and makeup, too.


For those who love to read about their favorite celebrities, Preview Magazine is always prepared in sharing news about the most in-demand stars of the month. Obviously, it's always motivating to find remarkable ideas and valuable insights from my favorite fashion editors and writers.

Sometimes wearing dresses is challenging. You'll need a lot of inspiring photos to show off the style vibe, especially if you choose to wear a simple brown frock.



Here, I wore a simple brown dress for Sunday activities. To highlight the dark hue, I preferred to wear a pair of yellow Rusty Lopez wedges. I highlighted the look with simple makeup and a purple necklace.


As I like to shop smart, this brown dress is actually a second-hand item. I bought it because I was attracted to the chic ornament, the white belt and bow detail of the dress.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

We know that Kim Kardashian is very popular in the world of fashion, aside from being a reality TV star and entrepreneur. Many people consider her as a social media queen with her amazing charisma online and offline. No wonder many  "influencers" love her as a stylish and fabulous star.


Image | Kim Kardashian Selfie

Kim Kardashian was spotted enjoying a stream of snaps at the Revolve Hamptons Party in New York's Tony Water Mill on Saturday. She wore a skin tight bodycon dress. To highlight the mini dress, she donned a pair of distressed denim thigh high boots. Kim chose a chic hairstyle for the exclusive event.

It's not surprising to see my favorite bloggers to join Kim at the high-profile party. Chriselle and Aimee, two of my favorite style influencers, were photographed with Kim during the event.

Monday, July 18, 2016

I'm not going to blog about the negative side of the story. I was just captivated with the stylish demeanor of the two popular stars in the entertainment world.



First, let's talk about Selena's style here. The cut-out number is totally fabulous as it showcased the singer's toned physique. The shimmery outfit added glamour to her look that was emphasized by her chic makeup.

On the other hand, Taylor Swift chose a more glamorous take by wearing a two-piece outfit. She remarkably combined the power of light orange and pink, creating a perfect duo of a fabulous top and stylish skirt. She completed the look with a trendy jewelry and hairstyle.
There's no perfect red for me - it's just that the way I showcase this look speaks otherwise. One time, I experimented on wearing my favorite structured skirt and red blouse to know its effect. Viola! I can see that it's an amazing combination. The vivid color red matches with the dark-colored skirt.


Top: Red Blouse is Thrifted | Structured Skirt: is Thifted | Shoes: bought at SM Department Store

To showcase perfect red fashion, just choose a skirt or jeans that have dark hues. You'll see the effect when you try it before going out. Sometimes color doesn't match when you just see it through. Why not try wearing it?



Aside from that, choose simple makeup. You're already wearing something bold, don't make it too obvious with heavy makeup.


Do you have clothes in perfect red? How did you style it for Sunday activities? Let's talk about it in the comments below.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

These days, travel has dominated the leisure world. Many people find ways to visit popular destinations to unwind and the see the world of beauty. In some cases, travelers take photographs of each journey to inspire all of us.

Since travel has become part of our daily lives, wearing appropriate outfit is necessary. To show one's individuality in every tour, planning for the trip is a must. The main goal is to show off an airport chic look that many celebrities love to do.


Image | Kate Upton Airport Chic Look

One of the most inspiring celebrities who showcased airport chic is Kate Upton. Recently, she was spotted wearing a cranberry-hued shirt and a pair of high-waist skinny leg dark blue ripped jeans. She emphasized the look with white lace-up sneakers and a tan saddle bag slung over one shoulder. Kate completed the style with fabulous sunglasses and chic jewelry.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

These days, denim style has soared high in the fashion world. Obviously, Kim Kardashian favored the look as she was recently spotted wearing double denim attire.


Image | Kim Kardashian Double Denim

The fashion maven was photographed wearing a military style jacket, which she teamed with a denim mini skirt and nude strappy heels. She highlighted the look with trendy makeup and ravishing hairstyle. 

Kim's style looked gorgeous as she perfectly showcased it at Nobu in Malibu with her best friend, Jonathan Cheban. We know that the retro look inspired her fans from across the globe. 

Do you like Kim's take on double denim? Let's talk about it in the comments below.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Every one who loves to shop perfumes know that it's essential to know what specific product to buy. There are informative tips on how to buy perfumes - and in this blog, I'd like to share it with you with the infographics.

The Basics

A lot goes into selecting a fragrance. Humans were designed to be attracted to the scent of other human beings. When we find a person’s scent to be appealing, we may seek out closer bonds. Scents can also have a powerful influence over our emotions when it comes to choosing people we want to be close to. Take time to choose the right scent to attract the right people into your inner circle.

Characteristics of the 5 Types of Perfume

There are five types of perfume based on the perfume’s “tenacity” or how long the scent will linger on the skin. These types are based on the concentration of fragrance oils and price. The scent categories are as follows:

·         Perfume, also called parfum or extrait, has 20-40% concentration of fragrance and can last up to 8 hours.

·         Eau de Parum has a slightly lower concentration of 15-20% oils and will be detectable for up to 6 hours.

·         Eau de Toilette offers a lighter scent with a concentration of 7-15% that will last on the skin for about 4 hours.

·         Eau de Cologne has 3-7% concentration and may last 2-3 hours.

·         Eau Fraiche has the least amount of concentration at 1-3% and will last less than 2 hours. 

Fragrance Notes

Fragrances are comprised of many complex layers of scents or “notes.”  Perfumes contain layers of notes to create each unique bouquet. They can be classified in three basic categories:

·         Top Notes – These are the scents that immediately hit your senses when you apply the perfume, but they evaporate quickly.

·         Middle Notes – Also referred to as heart notes, emerge as the Top Notes dissipate and comprise the essence of the scent.

·         Base Notes – Are not detected for several hours of wearing the perfume. They are the rich overtones that create the overriding theme of the scent.

Essence Wheel

Michael Edwards inspired the Essence Wheel that classified fragrances according to their predominate scent characteristics. The four basic fragrance types are listed below:

·         Oriental Notes are a mixture of Floral Oriental, Soft Oriental, and Woody Oriental oils. These scents may be comprised of florals and spices.

·         Woody Notes are earthier in nature and are derived from Woods, Mossy Woods, and Dry Woods. 

·         Floral Notes are a mixture of soft and traditional florals like rose or lavender.

·         Fresh Notes make up a large part of the Essence Wheel by incorporating Fruity, Green, Water, Citrus, and Aromatic notes to create layers of scent.

Note, perfumes can smell different on different people based on their body chemistry. The same scent can vary based on skin type. For instance, if someone has dry skin, oily skin, or are prone to excessive sweating, the oils in the perfume will react differently.









How to Wear Perfume

Perfume is best worn on parts of the body where natural body heat will slowly release the perfume’s ingredients. Keep in mind that when it comes to your personal scent, less is more. Apply the perfume to dry, freshly showered skin. Avoid spraying perfume on clothing. To sustain the fragrance’s note, avoid rubbing the perfume into your skin.

Men and women have different body temperatures therefore fragrance placement will be different for each gender.

·         Hot Zone – Men produce more heat near the lower jaw, neck and shoulders. Women produce more heat behind the ears, neck and chest.  Placing perfume in these regions will allow for the scent to release more quickly.

·         Warm Zone – Men tend to have less heat generation near their chest and wrist. Women produce less heat on their shoulders, wrist and behind the knees. Dabbing some perfume in these regions will help the scent last longer with a slower release time.

·         Medium Zone – The inner elbow and forearm are the coolest regions on a man’s extremities. Women tend to have a lower body temperature on their inner elbow, below their midriff, calves and ankles.  Applying a touch of fragrance in these areas will help the scent linger.

Perfume Wearing Tips

·         Winter time is the time to wear stronger more powerful fragrances. When the air is dry and cold, there is less oil for the body to react with to carry the scent.

·         Summertime is the best time to wear soft fragrances comprised of fresh herbs, citrus and florals.

·         It is advisable to have an everyday scent for work, outdoor events, shopping or holidays.

·         Don’t wear fragrances when exposed to direct sunlight.  Ingredients may react to UV rays and affect the scent notes and irritate or stain the skin where the scent was applied.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Everyone who is aware of my passion for beauty and fashion inspires me to create beautiful things - online and offline. But before every post that I share in this blog, moments of daydreaming occur during office breaks. My mind is always racing, imagining and understanding everything related to beauty and fashion across the universe. One time, I just lounge around the office cafeteria and think about my empties of the month. How will I buy the beauty products I need without breaking my budget? What are the best options to score a necessary beauty haul and shop smart at the same time? Tons of questions for a beauty and fashion lover.


Enter BeautyMNL. Just because I let the universe work for what I need, I felt giddy being handpicked to experience online shopping with one of the best portals in the country - BeautyMNL. Luckily, I get a chance to shop wise and look pretty at the same time.

Here's what I have to say about my online shopping experience with BeautyMNL

For an online shopping haven, BeautyMNL understood the need of shoppers to enjoy an easy-to-use website. It's user-friendly and has a chic way of presenting the products. You'll love their beauty-related articles, too.

You'll get free shipping if you spend Php2,000 and above.

I'm really impressed with the next-day delivery within Metro Manila service because it helps me save time. While doing my online and offline activities, my order is being taken cared of. In fact, I had the products in less than twenty four hours. Imagine my excitement!

Watch out of their myriad payment method options such as Bank Deposit, Paypal, Credit Card Payment and Cash on Delivery. Obviously, the last one is beneficial for many beauty lovers out there. 

For every reader who has no opportunity to visit their favorite malls anytime soon, you can enjoy their nationwide delivery service.

Here are the best ways to shop smart at BeautyMNL online shopping store.

1. Complete a personal inventory of your beauty arsenal.

Every quarter of the year, I perform personal inventory of my beauty shopping needs to make it coincide with my budget. That way, I'll know what I really need to buy in the store. It's a great way to save money and other resources. So before BeautyMNL chose me to try shopping online, I already know what to buy through their website. As a result, I get to choose much-needed items for personal use. Nothing is being wasted here, pretty.



2. Take care of your abundance account to prepare for the shopping spree.

I save money to shop for beauty products since I want to shop smart all the time. I call it "Abundance Account" and I use it for shopping every quarter of the year. It's another way to save money and shop my favorite products at the same time.

3. Look for promo codes, on-sale items or better deals before shopping online.

BeautyMNL has offered many ways to enjoy discounted shopping. All you have to do is check their website from time to time. Don't forget to share your product reviews, too.



Take advantage of the offers shown in the online store such as free shipping, next-day delivery within Metro Manila and exciting promos.

4. Keep a list of the items that you need to buy and don't forget to include your budget.

As I've mentioned earlier, I've already listed the products that I need to buy from the online store. There's no need to waste time, money and efforts so I made sure I have a plan.



 What I bought online from BeautyMNL

1 City Color CC Color Corrector Stick in Green
1 Tony Moly Delight Petite Cotton BB Cream in Honey Beige
1 Tony Moly Delight Tony Tint in Cherry Pink
1 Detail Matte In Detail Liquid Lipstick [Asia]
and free Dove products.  

So, watch out for the free products alert posted on the website!

For all the years of shopping discounted items, I've experienced the best results of being a smart shopper. Since it's really necessary to maintain our makeup and skincare needs, being wise on finding the perfect ways to save money while shopping is a must. Obviously, BeautyMNL team knows it so they made sure that online shopping with them is effortless, worthwhile and exciting.

Last but not the least - I like the informative articles that they've posted in their website. More fabulous products to offer BeautyMNL!

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Karen Lopez (Krincess Carl) is a passionate fashion blogger since 2009. Aside from fashion and travel, Karen loves gardening and taking care of her dog, Enzo.

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