Zoe Exudes

Rachel Zoe just signed as the new brand ambassador for Exude, a new lipstick company that was invented by Diane Breidenbach and Laurence Mille.
Exude lipcreme comes in 9 shades.  Rachel Zoe’s favorites? Plum and Cranberry, perfect for that sexy fall 2011 look.

Exude lip sticks come in a sassy clear tube and is priced at $29 per tube. But for now is only available online at exudelipstick.com.

Now I really wanna try this lip creme. Exude… please send me even just 1 tube. Pretty please…

Photo source: instyle.com

Must Shop at Paul & Joe

Let’s continue my addiction for French, Pastels and Prairie. I thought today I needed a new compact powder. My MAC studio fix NC 35 is nearly empty plus staying home for the past week lighten my skin tone a bit.

Having to submerge myself for the past few days with shabby chic pastels, Now I’m dying to have that floral, antique pink compact from Paul and Joe… and that blush and that cat shaped lipstick that is soooo cute!

Pastel mood board with Paul & Joe Cosmetics

Cat Shaped Lipsticks

Sorry for suddenly being so girly these past few days. Something greater than me is controlling how my brain works and how I feel. And that something is pregnancy.

For product details in the mood board click here.

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Kate Middleton’s Wedding Hair and Make Up Details

From instyle.com

We reported last week that Kate Middleton would be doing her own makeup after taking lessons with expert Arabella Preston—and the results were absolutely stunning. Middleton went for a softly smoky eye, rimming her eyes in black liner and brushing her lids with a dove gray shadow. A rosy cheek and nude pink gloss finished the look. (Word has it the makeup may have been Bobbi Brown.) As expected, she also wore her hair down in long, tumbling waves, a style that was courtesy of her longtime stylist James Pryce of the Richard Ward salon in London, while associates from the salon styled the bridal party. “Catherine’s bridal look is called the ‘Demi Chignon’—an updo style which combines a classic bridal look with a regal, couture finish,” the salon said in a statement. “The focus of the style was Catherine’s unique and individual halo style tiara, set just back from the hairline, which determined the finished look.” According to Elle UK, Pryce and Middleton spent four months and created multiple mood boards to perfect the Demi Chignon. We’re absolutely delighted with the final result—but what do you think of Kate’s hair and makeup?

Photo source: getty images, instyle.com

Summer Love is Tainted Love

Sorry for  hibernating for quite sometime, currently on baby bliss. I miss a lot of things, events, make up gigs etc, etc. I even miss to celebrate my own birthday due to my current health condition.

So today, I needed to treat myself. I went to Rustan’s to get a birthday gift for myself.  I purchased my NARS Tainted Love Set before they ran out of stocks (just like the MAC Wonder Woman Defiance eye shadow x4 and Mighty Aphrodite powder blush, no traces now on any MAC store in Manila).

The set includes “Angelika” Lip Gloss with new, limited edition “Angelika” Multiple for eyes, lips, and cheeks in a cotton-candy hue with flecks of shimmering silver and gold and Nars enamel nail polish in Pink Schiap.

If you also want to get pretty in pink, rush to Nars Stores as they only have limited stocks available for a pretty price of P3350.

And here is my version of  this summer fashion trend- color collision.

Nails in NARS Schiap. Happy Birthday to me!

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Top 10 Big Day Beauty Products

Ah… wedding day…that special day you’ve been looking forward to since childhood. A simple reason to make it as perfect as possible.

Here are some of my top 10 big day beauty product must-haves.

1. Olay Total Effects- this light,non greasy moisturizer keeps your skin healthy and hydrated the whole day.

2. Make Up Forever All Matte Primer- takes away shine/oilyness in an instant but still keeping your skin soft.

3. MAC Studio Sculpt- one of the best foundation I’ve ever used. Gives full coverage but leaves the skin soft and supple.

4. Nars Orgasm Blush- you can’t fake the bride’s natural blush on her wedding day, but you can make her more glowing by applying this perfect blush.

5. Lipstick- It will all depend on the bride (or the wedding theme) whether she wants lips pale or funky, light or dark, matte or glossy. . There’s a whole lot of lipsticks to choose from. I love Lancome Absolu Rouge lipstick in #275, it has a soft mauve color that just look so natural

6. Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes EyeLiner in Brown or Black- that big day is filled with mixed emotions. Make sure that her liner won’t smudge and is waterproof.

7. Make Up Forever Eye Seal- seal the deal, the bride needs to look fresh and made up the whole day.

8. Essie in Ballet Slippers- paint those nails with natural color like this pale pink hue which makes the illusion of longer fingers.

9. Burt Bees Hand Salve- a lot of lenses will be staring on that new ring and also a lot of hand shakes here and there for all those well wishers. Make sure you lather your hand with moisturizer.

10. Clean and Clear Oil Control Film- blot those excess oil while waiting inside the bridal car for an instant freshening up.

It is  you on the spotlight for 1 whole day and you can’t miss even a small detail.

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Photo credits: Jay Jallorina

***The companies carrying these products did not pay me in any form. These beauty products gave me good results, which I’m glad to recommend to my readers.