Happy (Skin) Holidays!

Happy Skin: one of thehappylab's all-time happy finds! Seen here: Shut Up & Kiss Me matte and moisturizing lippies "It Girl" and "Heartbreaker" from the Read My Lips collection; Get Cheeky With Me blush, Don't Get Mad Get Even hydrating liquid foundation, Eye Am Here To Stay 24-hour gel pencil eyeliner, and Shut Up & Kiss Me Power Pout (moisturizing lip lacquer)

What does a beauty junkie want to see under her Christmas tree? Makeup, of course! Last minute shopping for your gal pals is a breeze with these pretty gift ideas from Happy Skin. I can’t stress enough how much I love this proudly Pinoy brand–they offer a growing range of […] Read more »

The Quickest Happiest (Studio) Fix!


Hair has always been my most fussed-over beauty to-do. For the last five years, stylist Alex Carbonell of Studio Fix has taken my hair from short to long, straight to curly, and back again full circle. I had time to kill at Greenbelt 5 yesterday and found my feet taking […] Read more »

Belle & Cat Sunday Fair

Sunday Fair

Attention shopaholics and fellow treasure seekers! Check out this little pop-up of beauty and crafts at Belle & Cat Nail and Wax Studio this Sunday! Just the thing to brighten up this dreary week     Cat Cantada-Dizon of Belle & Cat shares, “We’ll have a mix of handcrafted products […] Read more »

Cool Aids

L-R: Evian Facial Spray, Kiele Baby Cologne, Fille et Fils Foi Aromatherapie, Cling Homemade Room and Linen Fragrances in Lemongrass and Grapefruit, cactus in handpainted pot by Femi Cachola (Gawani Femi)

Just when I thought summer was winding down, temperatures are rising, still, making my home-slash-office almost unbearable during the day. I usually love the convenience of working in ratty tees, ten steps from the kitchen, with a cat at my feet, but these days I catch myself daydreaming about the […] Read more »