How to look younger? Wear little makeup, focus on skincare STYLE S.O.S. - Lucy Torres-Gomez, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo (The Philippine Star) - August 15, 2018 - 12:00am Dear Lucy, I am turning 50 soon and I’m scared. Can you give me tips on how to look young? Offhand, my daughter tells me to stop wearing too much eye makeup, stop wearing bright red lipstick, and drop the matchy-matchy look. — Elsa I see so many women now who, at 50, look even better than they did when they were decades younger! At 50, a woman has a confidence her younger counterpart is yet to fully have — she already knows what she likes, how she wants to live her life, what to fight for, what to shed and let go of. And that can be empowering as it reflects in all areas of her life. Start by removing the fear of aging. Really, if you take care of yourself, age is just a number. I agree with your daughter, wear little makeup especially if … [Read more...] about How to look younger? Wear little makeup, focus on skincare
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Top three beauty concerns of Filipinos: Lines and wrinkles, dark spots (whitening), acne #MorenaAndProud or #PaleAndLovingIt? Beauty, these days, is all about acceptance and “you do you” — who knew a tiny square on our phones would be partly responsible for that? When Instagram was launched in 2010 along with a few smartphones that allowed us to take okay photos, the app served a pretty basic purpose: it was a platform for sharing everyday human experiences. Individual “aesthetic” was a trait deeply tied to what we did on a daily basis, the things we enjoyed and found interesting. To phrase it in today’s terminology, it was organic. Aesthetic, the way we understand and apply it now, was yet to be conceived. Beauty? It was a barely formed zit waiting to pop. We had no idea exactly how beautiful things could be, and how much of it we would be able to control, both on our screens and in real life. "It" girls in their ternos: Paraluman, Susan Roces, … [Read more...] about What is Filipina beauty in the digital age?
By Gordon Cleveland Opinion Tues., April 24, 2018 What will Ontario PC leader Doug Ford do for children and families in this election? The Liberals and the NDP have set a high bar with their child care funding announcements — free preschool child care with the Liberals and fees based on income averaging $12 a day with the NDP. Let’s look at Doug Ford’s options. There is a crisis of child care affordability in Ontario and it affects pretty well all families with young children. A recent study from University of Toronto, which I authored, found that 80 per cent of families cannot afford licensed child care — they would spend more than 10 per cent of their after-tax income to purchase it. That’s already accounting for the subsidies that some low-income families get. Unlicensed sitters are not much cheaper and the quality and safety of care makes families prefer licensed care. Increasing numbers of families are driven to combining parental … [Read more...] about Doug Ford, what is your child care plan?
We all love a great story. The story that captures our imagination with; a tale of a hero, adversity or our hero triumphing over adversity. It sparks hope; that one day we can be courageous and heroic and become the hero of our own story. Hope is the spark for something better and a catalyst for a massive bleep on your EKG. Without the hope of something better we would simply shrug our shoulders and proclaim “IT’S GOOD ENOUGH“ Stale and uninspired are synonymous with being a bystander in life. Watching the same old predictable movie again and again. We are talking about the Hero’s Story and for that we need to resuscitate the belief that we all have the capacity to be passionate about life. Never forget that Passion and Conviction is a FORCE MULTIPLIER. Hero’s are compassionate and care. Hero’s create a ripple effect with those they come in contact with; it flows through them. Zap. Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles. I’m … [Read more...] about The Ripple Effect – becoming the hero of your own story
LEO BALANTE Time and again, in this space, I say that there’s no such thing as “rules” when it comes to fashion and style. Even the suggestions that I share weekly are subject to a reader’s perception. Rules and “musts” are essentially constructs created by those in power and you, as a consumer they are targeting, have the liberty to accept which ones work for you and which ones do not. Recently, I met up with a friend whom I haven’t seen in a long time. We met in a coffee shop and gabbed about a lot of things and this included an ex-boyfriend whom she claims to be having a midlife crisis—primarily because he hasn’t been dressing his age. Per her description, he was dressing up like a 25-year old when he is actually in his late 40s. Like a true good friend, I did abide by the friend-code and laughed with her when we talked about him wearing cropped John-Lloyd chinos when it was never his style when he was a lot younger. Of course, … [Read more...] about Dress like a man (age-appropriately)