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 »

Dandy Ona Jewelry

pearl earrings

  I love teeny tiny things, and so it was love at first sight when this pair of earrings arrived from Dandy Ona Jewelry by Mansy Abesamis. Aren’t they sweet? You might recognize Mansy’s name from the super popular local washi tape and papercut line Hey Kessy, and Dandy Ona […] Read more »

Bespoke Wedges by Sapato

Deconstructed Construction

  Attention, shoeholics! Following the success of their bespoke ballet flats event last April, beloved homegrown shoe brand Sapato (also known as Sapato Manila) is bringing back their customized shoe service with “Deconstructed Construction,” a bespoke wedge event.   Customize your own Sapato in three simple steps:   Step 1: […] Read more »

Wonder Skincare by Phina’s Little Factory

glycerin soap

  I first discovered the cult favorite all-natural home-based brand Phina’s Little Factory last year when I was on the hunt for a non-drying, skin-balancing toner to calm my sensitive, pimple-prone skin (yes, it’s never fully recovered from my acne plague in high school). Toners usually dry out my skin, […] Read more »

Buy 1 Take 1 Valentine Sale at Renegade Folk

Renegade Folk

Oh ladies…find your sole mate at Renegade Folk! This indie local brand offers a lovely range of chic, carefully handcrafted sandals that deliver a year-round summer vibe. As a special Valentine treat, buy any pair at Renegade Folk’s White Plains boutique and get another pair absolutely free!       […] Read more »

Travels with Filip + Inna collection by Studio Roxas

Studio Roxas

I’ve always been a fan of Isabel (AKA Pepper) Roxas’ wonderfully whimsical children’s illustrations, so when she told me that she was collaborating with Len Cabili of cult favorite “heritage chic” fashion label Filip + Inna, imagine all the hearts exploding in my thought bubble!   Presenting, the Travels with […] Read more »

Label Holiday 2014 Sale

Bullet train

Our friends at local indie clothing line Label recently sent us some photos to give us a sneak peek (sweet torture, I tell you) at their upcoming holiday collection, which they’re finally launching this weekend! Though their seemingly simple basics are a departure from my usual quirky, colorful picks, Label’s […] Read more »

Rags2Riches online shop now open!

2r2 site

Love the bags of the fashion forward social enterprise Rags2Riches? You can now purchase them from their newly-launched online store shop.rags2riches.ph! (Uh-oh, temptation! Already succumbed to that Maia clutch I’ve been eyeing, with just a click of a mouse!)   Psst: The High Seas Collection is currently 20% off (while […] Read more »