Chanel Beauty Printemps 2013

The holidays are over and spring is almost here. Get yourself ready for another season of just fresh and pretty look on which Madame Coco Chanel is the master.

Presenting my current obsession Chanel Beauty Printemps 2013.


Poudre Signee De Chanel -Illuminating PowderS159571_XLARGENail polish in 571 Francas

S162420_XLARGERouge Allure Velvet #43  La Favorite

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The Garden of Essie

While Tangerine Tango is the color of the year, the fashion color for spring will be mint green and bubble gum pink.

Essie will be launching nail lacquers that reminds me of Claude Monet’s paintings. Garden colors.

Note the names: Navigate Her is a creamy muted lime; Tour de Finance is a punchy, toned-down fuchsia; Orange; To Buy or Not to Buy is a classic shimmery lilac; Ole Caliente is a totally eye-catching watermelon red; A Crewed Interest, super-cool, super-retro opaque pink that resembles a sixties-era neutral.


NYFW S/S 2012 Beauty

Playing with colors isn’t very famous in the runways of NYFW S/S 2012. New York Designers opted for nudes,browns, muted monochromatic tones as the look for next season.

 Diane Von Furstenburg

 Carolina Herrera

 Timo Weiland

Marc by Marc Jacobs
 Vera Wang RTW

Ladies, it will be all about the skin.  So go visit your derma, invest on the right concealer and make up base…as  nude will take the streets in Spring 2012.


If you get tired of those browns… try this metallic look as seen in 3.1 Philip Lim Fashion Show. Make up by NARS cosmetics.

Sneak Peek: UrbanDai’s Style Portfolio

Stuck here at home… alone, I opened Intet’s pictorial files. Excited to post, I decided to give you a sneak peek of her style portfolio.

I cropped 1 shot so you guys can take a closer look on the make up I did for this shoot and here it is.

Make up details: Base-MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation;  Eye Color-MAC Paint Pot in Nice Vice and Make up Forever in Black;  Blush-NARS Orgasm; Lips: MAC Viva Glam II

Photography by: Jay Jallorina

How do you like it?

By the way, Please vote for Isabelle as the next Nokia and Elle Style Correspondent.

Michelle and JR wedding

Super late post.

Couple Michelle and JR classmates in grade school and met again after college. Long distance friendship that blossomed into a relationship and finally tied the not last June.

I used traditional make up technique for Michelle (the bride) just a fresh look for the naturally blushing bride. We decided to incorporate the colors on their theme, wine, pink, purple for her make up.

Sharing also with you guys their onsite video.

JR & Michelle Wedding SDE from jr mendova on Vimeo.

And here some shots from their engagement shoot.

Photography and Onsite Video SDE  by Ariel Javelosa

Special Thanks to Reian Musngi, Isabelle Valentos, Lizza Valentos.

Scratch that Stretch

We hated oily skin when we were younger. Now, I’m a sucker for oils and at this moment there’s only 2 hydrating cream/ oil I wanted to have…asap.

Clarins Tonic Oil  and

Clarins Stretch Mark Control.

There’s no sign of stretch mark yet. But I believe that prevention is better than cure. If it won’t totally work at least reviews say it will reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

Now, who among you will be so kind to send me these? My shopping list is super long already.

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6 Ways to Look and Feel 20 Years Younger

6 Ways to Look and Feel 20 Years Younger.

Science-based anti-aging strategies can help you turn back the clock by up to two decades—without surgery, reports a new book, 20 Years Younger, by fitness guru Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey’s personal trainer, and a team of experts. The coauthors are Beverly Hills dermatologist Harold Lancer, Tufts University nutritionist Diane McKay, Ph.D. and Ronald Kotler, MD, medical director of Pennsylvania Hospital Sleep Disorders Center.

The book’s rejuvenating program is based on four “pillars” designed to help readers shed stress, decrease or erase wrinkles, boost mental sharpness, and rev up energy. According to the authors, incorporating these pillars—the right nutrition, exercise, skin care and adequate sleep—in your life may slow down the effects of aging, so you look and feel younger than your true age. Here’s a look at six anti-aging lessons that I learned from the program: 

1. Select superfoods. Certain nutrient-dense foods can reduce the risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and other chronic diseases. Among those that Greene and his team recommend are blueberries, almonds, sweet potatoes, and olive oil. They also advise covering half your plate with brightly colored fruits and vegetables, which are packed with antioxidants and micronutrients, a strategy that’s helped me shed 22 pounds since these foods are also filling. Recent studies find that berries lower the threat of developing high blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease and dementia, while nuts and olive oil both help ward off heart disease, the leadingkiller of Americans.

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2. Limit yourself to 1,700 calories a day. Eating less is one of the best ways to extend life, since all too many of us dig our graves with a knife and fork: Up to half of heart disease cases, one-third of cancer cases, and up to 90 percent oftype 2 diabetes cases are linked to excess weight. Conversely, populations with a low-calorie diet have the world’s highest rates of centenarians. In Okinawa, Japan, for example, so many people live past 100 that there’s an ongoing study of their healthy habits, which include a cultural tradition called “hara hachi bu” (only eating until they feel 80 percent full). 

3. Walk uphill. According to Greene, an exercise physiologist, fitness should literally be an uphill battle, since using a flat treadmill is similar to walking downhill. You don’t get enough of a workout to rev up your metabolism the rest of the day, a key goal of a healthy workout. (The book advises at least 200 minutes of cardio per week, plus weight lifting to strengthen the core.) My trainer also recommends walking sideways on a slanted treadmill—try it and you’ll be surprised at how quickly you start to feel the burn! 

4. Use sunscreen daily. Having lost my father to melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, I commend Greene for advocating the use of sunscreen for both prevention of skin cancer and premature wrinkles brought on by baking in the sun’s rays. The program includes a three-step facial rejuvenating plan: exfoliating with a dime-sized dab of skin polish, cleansing with an upward circular motion, and using an antioxidant-rich nourisher. Oprah claims that after following this routine for a few weeks, she noticed visible improvement.

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5. Slim down by sleeping more. Up to 70 million Americans don’t get the seven to nine hours of sleep a night necessary for optimal health. Not only does that raise risk for heart attacks and diabetes, but it can also make us fat. Getting more rest is literally a dream diet, according to Dr. Kotler, because as we sleep, our bodies produce an appetite-suppressing chemical called leptin, making it easier to avoid overeating during the day.

6. Dim the lights at night. One bad habit that robs us of rest—and I admit that I’m a chronic offender—is using a computer (or watching TV) late a night, because the bright light from the screen tricks the brain into being wakeful instead of slowing down for shut-eye at bedtime. The sleep secret he advises may sound drastic: Get rid of all lights in the bedroom, except for a dim safety light. However, given the life-extending benefits of adequate sleep, it may be worth a try, much as my night owl nature resists this commonsense solution.

Follow these five key ways to lead a long, healthy life. 


I wanted to add…

Tip Number #7: Tell the wrong age, it always works. 🙂

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