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.

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!

ツ aby

Valentine Mood #1

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I woke up this morning and thought of doing some practice on fashion styling in Polyvore.com. I will post 5 looks/set before the ultimate heart’s day. Here’s my first set, Let me know how you liked it.

Style Icon: Audrey Hepburn | Theme: Classic and Chic (Romantic Dinner Date)

Dress: H & M, Bag: houseoffraser.com.uk, Hat: Ms. Selfridge, Knuckle Ring: Erin Wasson, Necklace: Disney Couture.For complete details please click here.

For this romantic dinner date Guys should book the following at least a week before Valentine’s day:  Favorite fine dining restaurant, Florist and of your barber of course.


ツ aby

August Guilty Pleasures

August reflected low sales on my business but very high on expenditures. Talking about shopping for things I don’t need, least for now. Here is the list of my guilty pleasures last month.

On Beauty:

Nars Blush in Orgasm and Matahari- I just have to have these blushes.

Benefit Dr. Feel Good Face Balm- been wanting to have this since last year but it’s not available here in the Phil.

Zebra Print Cosmetic Case-  my make up studio case had a trip to the repair shop for broken legs. I need to buy an alternative for a make up gig.

Maybelline Magnum Volum’ Express Mascara- saw this one at Duty Free Shop, just want to try it.

Aveeno 24 hour Mositurizing Lotion- just what my skin needs.

Duac Ointment  (not in the picture)- for my zits, prescribed by my dermatologist.

Neutrogena Light Night Cream- run out of night cream, I normally switch brand after finishing a container.

On Fashion: Tank Tops and Dangling Earrings from Forever 21, Zara Feather Belt, Flat heel urban thongs from Matthews, Aldo Zebra Print Flats, Forever 21 Antique Ethnic Cuff.

On Lifestyle: Antique Lamp Shade, Black Brocade Curtain that I had custom-made in Kamuning, Hard wood posts, Ostrich Feathers, Cotton fabrics to be used as table runners and covers in zebra print and fuchsia pink.

Nice eh? I really should stop going to malls, supermarkets, thrift shop, etc.

ツ aby

Photo source: forever21.com, suesh.multiply.com, google images

Fashion or Food?

Been out the whole day, 3 supermarkets (Cash and Carry, Shopwise and SM Hypermart Makati) and  5 malls (Greenbelt, Rockwell, Market Market, BHS, Podium)- work related.

I realized one thing though, unplanned window shopping is tough, even more, since my self-control is not functioning properly these past couple of days.

Initially, I wanted to get 4 pairs of shoes, a white stiletto with architectural heels, an embellished flat sandals, a gray T-strap with rhinestone (I super like this, but all three malls didn’t have my size) and a multi-colored strappy heels, which I end up purchasing. Not bad huh?

Now my list of “things to buy” got even much longer.

-White Stiletto with Architectural Heels

-White T-shirt Dress from Zara

-Floral Dress from TRF/ Zara

-Linen Pants from MNG

-Top Shop Maxi Dress

-Embelished Sandals from BCBG

-NARS Blush in Orgasm

-Shoe Bags

and a whole lot of Make Up products 🙂

Tomorrow, another 4 Malls (SM Mall of Asia, Robinson’s Pioneer, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Malate) and 1 supermarket (Rustans Magallanes).

My list will then be… Endless.


Nars 15 x 15

For the 15th anniversary of Nars, they will release a beauty and photography book entitled 15×15.This project features celebrity portraits in the new book channel iconic images, people, and emotions while giving some face time (or nail time, as the case may be) to a classic Nars product.

Marc Jacobs wearing Nars Dovima lacquer , who is re-enacting a sixties-era Richard Avedon photo.

15×15 is available by mid november.

When you make up someone you want them to feel good and beautiful– Francios Nars

ツ aby