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Style (04/26/21)

FAME+ fashion brands join Indonesian online expo

PHILIPPINE fashion brands housed on FAME+ are part of the inaFashion smesco Online Expo which is ongoing until April 30. Agsam Fashion Fern, Aranaz, Beatriz, Filip + Inna, Joanique, Ken Samudio, Maco Custodio, Mele + Marie, Vesti, and Zacarias 1925 fly both the Philippine and FAME+ banners in the Indonesia-based trade fair, offering their nature-inspired brand of chic to the textile, textile-product, and footwear industries. Carrying the theme “Fashioned from Nature,” the 10 brands offer export-ready and contemporary pieces ranging from apparel to accessories which take inspiration from the varied flora and fauna of the Philippines. All 10 participating brands are exhibitors at FAME+, the digital trade and community platform launched by CITEM late last year to respond to the increasingly digital demands of trade. Among other things, the digital trade platform improves the searchability and discoverability of its over 200 exhibitors from the home, fashion, and lifestyle (HFL) sectors to buyers and design enthusiasts across the globe. Register as a visitor at https://tradefair.inaproduct.com/ and visit the FAME+ virtual booth at inaFashion 2021.

UNIQLO to release League of Legends T-shirts

UNIQLO has announced an upcoming League of Legends UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) collection that will be released worldwide. The collaboration features six unique T-shirts with designs inspired by popular characters like Jinx, iconic in-game elements like Summoner’s Rift and poros, and the girl group K/DA.  The T-shirts will be priced at $19.90 each and be available in sizes XXS-3XL. The League of Legends UT collection will be available globally on UNIQLO’s website and in-stores while supplies last. Part of UNIQLO’s LifeWear concept, the UT collection features a wide range of pop culture icons from around the world. To date, the lineup has included collaborations with other globally recognized brands such as Marvel, Disney, and more. Meanwhile, as more Filipinos embrace a stay-at-home lifestyle, there is a greater need for clothing that is comfortable, lightweight, and functional. UNIQLO’s LifeWear clothing embodies the Japanese values of simplicity, quality, and longevity. It is ever-evolving to meet the changing needs of consumers. Crafted with the best fit, fabrics, and innovations, they can complement everyone’s home, wellness, neighborhood, and new work life. Stay comfortable indoors with the Women’s AIRism Cotton Short T-Shirt which has DRY technology, cool to the touch, and moisture-wicking features that make it smooth and cozy. Pair this with the Women’s Drape Pants. The soft fabric and relaxed cut guarantee maximum comfort for lazy days.  Hit those fitness goals with the Wireless Bra Active Cross Back which provides firm support with breathable pads and a mesh elastic under the bust. Match this with the AIRism Soft UV Protection Leggings which is cool to touch. For an online work meeting or presentation, stay fresh with the AIRism V Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt. This garment has UNIQLO’s DRY technology, Cool Touch, odor-control, and deodorizing comfort features. The stretch fabric feels comfortable against the skin. The AIRism Jersey Short Sleeve Polo Shirt is for occasions that require smart wear. The jersey material is easy to move in. Style the shirts with UNIQLO’s Smart Ankle Pants. It has a slender tapered cut and made with a two-way stretch fabric that is comfortable and easy to care for while still looking polished. For more updates, visit UNIQLO Philippines’ website at uniqlo.com/ph.

Shopee Beauty’s summer skincare and makeup sale

FROM hair care to makeup, Shopee Beauty has summer makeup and skincare needs, on sale for up to 90%. These include Neutrogena Foaming Cleanser, a non-comedogenic facial wash that removes excess sebum while maintaining your skin’s natural moisture balance; Breylee Blackhead Mask which contains centella asiatica extract to soothe broken, irritated skin; NIVEA Deodorant which is made with aloe vera to help heal razor cuts and prevent ingrown hairs; Palmolive Shampoo, infused with natural lemon oil which removes dead skin cells and dandruff; Dove Body Wash, whose avocado oil helps prickly heat’s red, itchy skin calm down; Vaseline Gel Lotion, which contains niacinamide to remove dark spots; Cream Silk Conditioner which contains argan, rosehip, and marula oils; Lanbena Vitamin C Serum which, aside from Vitamin C, is packed with hyaluronic acid to moisturize the skin; Pond’s Day and Night Cream which contains not just retinol to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, but also niacinamide and hyaluronic acid for clear and hydrated skin; L’Oreal Repair Mask whose gold quinoa and protein extracts treat dry, brittle locks. There is also oil-free, water-based makeup for summer like lightweight and blendable Maybelline Gel Blush; Sace Lady Eyebrow Gel for sweat-proof eyebrows. For more information, visit https://shopee.ph/m/shopee-beauty. More beauty and healthcare brands such as Fresh PH, BLK Cosmetics, Lanbena, GSK, Sanofi, Garnier, Happy Skin, Revlon, The Body Shop, and L’Oreal Pro are going on sale up to 90% off at Shopee’s Beauty Fair this April 27-28. Watch out for even bigger deals at 5.5 Brands Festival as well. Visit https://shopee.ph/m/5-5 for details.

Kathryn Bernardo named endorser for Nivea deodorant

NIVEA Philippines has chosen actress Kathryn Bernardo as the new endorser of Nivea Deodorant. With her busy lifestyle, the actress acknowledges the need for a deodorant that can keep up. She looks for three things in a deodorant: the smell, ingredients that care for her underarm skin, and the effectiveness at keeping sweat at bay. For Ms. Bernardo, having fresh, bright and smooth underarms boosts her confidence to conquer life. “Underarms are very important for us girls. I feel like, when your underarms are beautiful, your confidence level as a woman is higher,” she said in a mix of English and Filipino in a statement released by Nivea. Nivea’s Extra Whitening Deodorant keeps sweat and odor at bay with 48-hours guaranteed protection, and contains licorice, Vitamin C, and skin nutrients that help repair damaged underarm skin by lightening dark spots and smoothing rough and bumpy skin. NIVEA is available in leading supermarkets, drug stores and groceries and online via Lazada and Shopee.

Ever Organics tackles summer skin

AS SUMMER sets in, so do the intense heat and harmful UV rays which can lead to skin problems. Ever Organics protects skin by keeping it cool and hydrated throughout the sunny days. There is Ever Organics Ice Jeju Aloe Gel Lotion which has a cooling effect that hydrates and refreshes the skin. It contains aloe from jeju plants that can boost suppleness and even out skin texture. It also has antioxidants and antimicrobial properties to handle skin irritation and redness. Then there is Ever Organics Ice Jeju Aloe Face Mist, packed with aloe leaf extract which soothes sore skin from sun damage. It contains Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum that helps fight skin aging and provides an added layer of protection for the skin. Both products are made in Korea and are free of harsh and harmful ingredients. Ever Organics Ice Jeju Aloe Soothing Gel Lotion (P188) and the Ice Jeju Aloe Face Mist (P198) are now available on Lazada. For more information, follow @EverOrganics on Facebook and @ever_organics on Instagram.

Make-up playtime at Beauty Bar

BEAUTY Bar, the one-stop shop for all things beauty, lets you play around with looks based on your mood with choices from two brands that will help you express yourself — Anastasia Beverly Hills’ new items and Smashbox’s bestsellers and exclusives. Prefer a minimalist approach for those less-than-an-hour essential trips out of home? Keep brows tamed with Brow Pen (P1,600) by Anastasia Beverly Hills; a superfine-tipped pen ideal for creating realistic hair strokes that will give you your most natural-looking brows yet. Its waterproof formula glides on effortlessly with a feather light feel and the sharp, flexible brush tip easily builds dimension by micro stroking in areas where you want more fullness. For those never-ending Zoom calls, give lips some color with Lip Stain (P1,150). This longwearing formula has four shades to choose from and goes on as light as water yet delivers lush pigment that stays put without drying out lips. When wearing a mask, let your eyes do the talking with the Amrezy Palette (P2,950) which boasts of 16 all-new, all-Amrezy shades. Rushing to an online meeting? Swipe up Anastasia Beverly Hills’s Lash Brag Volumizing Mascara (Full size P1,550 and Mini P895) and achieve maximum lash volume and fullness that will make you look fresh and awake. The specially designed hourglass-shaped mascara wand separately coats each lash with the lush, full-pigment formula that glides on without weighing down lashes. Want to do a full makeup look? Once you’re done with your base, apply a buildable cheek color and pick from one (or even mix to colors together) of three full-pigmented shades from the Blush Trio (P2,100) for color that lasts all day. Create endless makeup looks for face, eyes and body with the Contour Powder Kit (P2,750); an all-in-one contour powder kit containing three highlighter shades and three contour shades in matte and shimmer finishes featuring the brand’s finely milled powder formula that provides buildable coverage and effortlessly blends and adheres to skin. Then there is the Smashbox Art of Play Collection, a collaboration with artist Donald Robertson (@drawbertson) who created the artwork for these limited-edition makeup gift sets that come in playful, reusable boxes. Start off with the Photo Finish Primer Trio (P1,500) to set the base with smooth, hydrated, and revitalized skin. This set of three travel-sized Photo Finish Primers are vegan, cruelty free and can be used individually or together when prepping skin for makeup. Play up your features with the Halo Cheek Palette (P2,100), a versatile cheek and eye makeup palette that features two luminous putty blushes and two radiant powder highlighters that can be worn alone or layered to create a custom glow. Moisturize your lips with a pigmented and satin-smooth cream formula from the Be Legendary Lipstick Trio Set (P1,350) which has shea butter and vitamins C and E for soft lips. Be more playful with lightweight yet bold liquid matte lipsticks from the Always On Liquid Lip Set (P1,500), which has a water-resistant formula infused with Primer Oil Complex, a blend of jojoba, apricot, and sunflower oils to keep lips comfortable. Keep the focus on the eyes with the Super Fan Lash Duo (P1,500), a cruelty free volumizing lash primer and lengthening mascara gift set which provides 12-hour length without heaviness or clumping. Visit beautybar.com.ph/, lazada.com.ph/beauty-bar, facebook.com/BeautyBarPH, ssilife.com.ph, or follow @beautybarph and @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information about their upcoming Summer Sale.

Montblanc releases new movement

MONTBLANC unveils a brand-new Manufacture movement inspired by the historical Minerva Pythagore calibre 48 created in the 1940s. With the Montblanc Heritage Pythagore Small Second Limited Edition 148, Montblanc takes the best vintage cues from Minerva’s rich past to create timepieces for today. Two models in 18 K rose or white gold are being unveiled with new distinctive color dials. They feature the Minerva secret signature and are equipped with the new Manufacture calibre MB M14.08 with geometrical shapes that recall the historical Pythagore movement. Following the historical design of the collection, the Montblanc Heritage Pythagore Small Second Limited Edition 148 comes with a fully polished 18 K white or rose gold 39 mm case, curved horns with facets, and is fitted with a sapphire crystal glass box for an elegant vintage look. Inspired by historical Minerva timepieces from the 1940s and 1950, special attention has been paid to the dials that include technical finishes such as a two-tone decoration, dome-shape, and lacquering. The watches come with distinctive vintage colored dials, such as blue or burnt caramel. To complete the overall design, the timepieces are adorned with matching brown or blue vintage Sfumato alligator straps. Both of them are strictly limited to 148 pieces in homage to the historical Pythagore movement.