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These Beauty Products Make Great Mother’s Day Gifts

Sure, you got it from your momma, but that doesn’t mean she wouldn’t appreciate a beauty boost from you too. We’ve got the beauty products that’ll earn you extra brownie points for Mother’s Day.

 

Mother’s Day is quite literally right around the corner. And because you’ve been otherwise occupied, you still don’t have the perfect gift.

If your mom’s a beauty junkie (like a lot of us here), she’d appreciate adding a few beauty products in her arsenal. We’ve gathered some classic beauty products that all moms–even the super busy ones–can appreciate. 

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Lipsticks

Newly launched as the brand’s most pigmented lipstick, the Velour Extreme may just become a new standard for matte lipsticks. Highly pigmented, it glides on creamy, equipped with silky conditioners that keep your lips from dying out. Its easy-to-use stick packaging makes touching up easy, even when on the go, and it dries perfectly into a dramatic matte finish.

And with 24 shades to choose from, there’s bound to be one that’s perfect for your mom’s personality.

Available at Rustan’s, Ayala Center Cebu

Benefit Gimme Brow

If we had to pick one brow champion, it’d have to be Benefit Cosmetics. The San Francisco-born beauty brand has an extensive line of products. From pencils and powders, to gels and primers, they’ve got everything you need to get that perfect arch every day.

One such product with a cult following is the Gimme Brow, which returns after some production issues last year. The eyebrow gel contains microfibers that mimic the look of real hair, for fuller and more natural-looking brows. This way, even when mom has errands to run all day, her eyebrows will still be on fleek.

In fact, why don’t you go the extra mile and treat your mother to an eyebrow wax? With this month’s #boldisbeautiful, Benefit Cosmetics has pledged to give 100% of their brow wax proceeds to the students and mothers of Mano Amiga Philippines. Doing good while looking good–what could be a better gift?

SM Seaside Cebu

M.A.C Mother’s Day Set

We love a great tote bag, and this special Mother’s Day set comes with some of our favorite M.A.C Cosmetics products. Until May 13, you get a complimentary M.A.C tote bag if you buy the Fix +, Eye Brows and Brow Set–and you get a 10% discount on the total!

Available at Rustan’s, Ayala Center Cebu
SM Seaside City

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A Weekend Well-Spent at Shangri-La Mactan’s Manumbalik Villa

Nestled in Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa is an oasis for those in need of a weekend respite. Find out more about this hidden treasure!

Nestled in Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa is an oasis for those in need of a weekend respite. Find out more about this hidden treasure called the Manumbalik Villa!

 

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5 Things We Love at SaladStop!

5 Things We Love at Saladstop - Oh Crab Lah

The search for shops in Cebu with healthy food is still on the run and SaladStop! just opened a second branch at Oakridge Business Park, just in time for more people to try their delicious and healthy goodies.

SaladStop! offers a variety of flavors and exciting twists to the usual salad that we make at home, and we can’t help but love them for that. That being said, here are 5 things we love at SaladStop!

Their sweet and tasty Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies from SaladStop! allows you to indulge in sweet goodness with no guilt and regrets because it tastes like your regular chocolate chip cookie but it’s vegan which makes it have healthier benefits than your usual chocolate chip cookie.

For less than a hundred pesos, you get to enjoy their flavorful and tasty whole wheat chocolate chip cookies and it’s totally worth it. The cookies are sold in 15 pieces per pack which makes it even more better than any other cookie you get to taste.

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Their freshly-made salads with a variety of choices for toppings and dressings

The best thing about SaladStop! is that you get to create your own salad with a variety of toppings and dressings that you can choose from. Just tell the salad artist and they’ll make the salad right in front of you. With more than 50 choices for toppings and 18 homemade dressing, surely you’ll get to enjoy the salad flavor that suits your taste best.

Of course, SaladStop! wouldn’t settle for just that. SaladStop! also has a menu of various salad choices that they’ve put together like their bestselling Oh Crab Lah! Salad.

5 Things We Love at Saladstop - Oh Crab Lah

Their bestselling Oh Crab Lah! Salad

As mentioned, SaladStop! offers a variety of salads with exciting twists to their flavor and one of them is their Oh Crab Lah! Salad. Originally from the flavors of Singaporean cuisine, the flavors of this salad will definitely dance in your tongues with its appetizing taste of Singapore’s famous chili crab dish mixed with your greens.

Ingredients: Romaine, Crab Sticks, Grated Eggs, Vermicelli, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onions, Croutons and Singapore Chili Crab.

Healthy all the way menu

Another thing we love about SaladStop is that we don’t get tempted into purchasing anything that makes us regret buying like soda. Yes, you read that right. SaladStop does not sell soda. There, you get to maintain your healthy diet because they only sell juices and smoothies with high nutritional values. Of course, they wouldn’t forget water above all else.

5 Things We Love at Saladstop -Bring It 'Chon! Salad

Their new “Bring It Chon” salad

With the recent opening of their new branch, SaladStop! also introduces the new variety to their healthy menu called Bring It Chon, which is exclusively available in Cebu until June 12, 2019. Bring It Chon is a mix of your favorite fresh salad ingredients with a twist of Cebu Lechon’s savory flavor.

Ingredients of the Bring It Chon salad include: Romaine Lettuce, Quinoa, Cherry Tomatoes, Pickled Green Papaya, Fried Garlic, Ripe Mango, Turnip, Mango Cilantro Dressing and Lechon

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Try Out This Summer Skincare Routine from Kiehl’s

Summer may be nearly over, but for those of us who seek to soak up the last of the sun’s rays before the season ends, it’s far from it—especially with the searing heat in Cebu. Coupled with the rise of the Earth’s average climate system, we’re more likely to experience hotter days.

When going for a swim or an adventure outdoors, we’re often advised to put on sunscreen to protect ourselves from the sun, and more often than not, it’s the only time most people put on sunscreen. There’s a widespread misconception among Filipinos that they don’t need it because their skin isn’t fair like Caucasians, who are more prone to skin cancer, but we actually do need it no matter the amount of melanin we have. Moreover, we need to apply sunscreen everyday—even if it’s not sunny out, or even if we’re not going to be out all day.

Sunscreen aside, there are many other ways to take care of your skin—and Kiehl’s has the right routine for these last few days of summer. You may have heard of the company, but if not, Kiehl’s is dedicated to providing the most efficacious and personalized skincare solutions to everyone, as part of their “Healthy Skin Guarantee”. They source the highest quality natural and scientifically advanced ingredients in their formulas for skin, hair, and body. Since 1851, they’ve blended pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal expertise to serve the unique needs of their community.

Here’s their 5-Step Summer Skincare Routine:

Tip 1: Use a gentle daily cleanser day & night to make sure your skin remains clean but not dehydrated

Try out the Calendula Deep-Cleansing Foaming Face Wash. It’s sulfate-free, soap-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free, allowing it to cleanse skin without stripping it of moisture.

Tip 2: Prep your skin with toner for faster skincare absorption

The Calendula Herbal-Extract toner is alcohol-free, and it gently cleanses and refreshes skin without harsh synthetic agents.

Tip 3: Use a Vitamin C serum to brighten your skin and reduce the dark spots/freckles

The Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution helps boost radiance and improve skin clarity. It’s formulated with Activated C, White Birch and Peony Extracts, and helps visibly brighten skin and diminish the number and intensity of dark spots and skin discolorations over time.

Tip 4: Tip #4: Hydrate your skin with a gel-type moisturizer to keep your skin’s hydration level balanced

Try the Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream. With 24-hour hydration, this non-greasy moisturizer refreshes skin with an instant cooling effect. Stay hydrated and shine-free with this lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer.

Tip 5: Always use a sunscreen during the daytime, even if you’re just staying indoors

This Ultra Light Daily UV Defense help protect skin from the early signs of aging with SPF 50+. It’s lightweight and helps defend against UV rays, pollution and free radicals.

Kiehl’s opened their Store of the Future in Ayala Center Cebu last month. Check out these products, or have your skin tested by one of their specialists to find the best skincare products suited for your skin.

 

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