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 »

MaArte Fair 2015 opens today!

MaArte Fair 2015

Do you love discovering world-class Filipino finds as much as we do? Then see you at the MaArte 2015 Craft, Art, Food & Design Fair, which opens at the Rockwell Tent today! Organized by the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, this  globally conscious design affair will feature 70 carefully-chosen participants showcasing […] Read more »

Dear Diary

Leather Fellow

There are few things more thrilling (for me, at least!) than a blank journal waiting to be filled with wondrous thoughts and doodles and plans–oh, the possibilities! So can you imagine my delight when this lovely little thing arrived in the mail?   The personalized leather case which can hold […] Read more »

Wellworth Department Store now open at U.P. Town Center


It’s been quite a while since we’ve posted a happy place, hasn’t it? Well today, we discovered that shopping in QC has just gotten more exciting with the opening of Wellworth Department Store at the bustling UP Town Center–and coincidentally, their tagline is “the happy place!”     Brought to […] Read more »

H&M Opens in Manila (squee!)

Your holiday uniform: a fuzzy pastel sweater, a flippy skirt, chunky heels, and sparkly bling!

Are you ready, Manila? After years of speculation and months of official anticipation, the phenomenally popular Swedish retail brand H&M is finally launching at the SM Mega Fashion Hall tomorrow, October 17! Doors open at 9 AM and gift cards await early birds (up to P6k worth for the first 200 […] Read more »

Falling for Shoes

Cocorose London

So, we don’t get to witness Fall’s full glory over here in the tropics, but we can certainly enjoy the arrival of new shoe collections from some of our favorite brands!  Here are a few to check out now: My sensitive feet are never too happy in folding flats, but I […] Read more »

ANTHILL: Little Shop of Local Wonders


I’ve been itching to explore Cebu-based boutique ANTHILL for quite a while now, so when I happened to be in Cebu for a fashion shoot recently, I grabbed the chance to drop by this awesome little boutique that showcases local weaves in a fashion-forward way. ANTHILL (short for Alternative Nest […] Read more »

Seychelles Pop-Up!

Seychelles pop-up

Oh, ladies! Valentine’s is just around the corner–do you have a gift for yourself, yet? Find your sole mate at the Seychelles Pop-Up! Drop by from 10 AM-8 PM today until Sunday at the Zenutrients boutique, 57 East Capitol Drive, Bgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig. Be one of the first to get […] Read more »