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Heads up, Candy Girls! We’ve started the search for Council of Cool Batch 15!

Check out what some of our previous COC girls have been up to:
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Think you have what it takes? Here’s how to apply:

1. Send us an entry with answers to the following:
• What makes you a Candy Girl? (Answer in five sentences or less.)
• Write a 100-word review of your favorite movie, album, or TV show.
• Cite three reasons why you’d be a great addition to this year’s Council of Cool.

2. Include your name, age, address, school, mobile number, e-mail address, and a clear photo.

3. E-mail your entries to [email protected] with the subject “Candy Council of Cool.” Your entry must not exceed 350 words (excluding contact details). Photo attachments must not exceed 500kb.

Deadline of entries is on August 31, 2014.

Can’t wait to read your entries!
Angel O:)

Girls Run the World

by angel
Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Posted in Get Inspired, Shopping Diaries, What's Up |

You know what motivates me to exercise? (Aside from all the health benefits and the feel-good endorphins I’ll get…)

Cute workout clothes! And that’s exactly what we got at the launch of the Adidas #mygirls collection.

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Look at all those colorful gym outfits! Who knew exercising could be so fashionable? They even have a Stella McCartney collection!

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Adidas Philippines #mygirls ambassadors Belle Daza and Solenn Heussaff also graced the event. Belle is currently a triathlete and Solenn is a pilates, yoga, and running enthusiast. They train five to six days a week to maintain those killer bods. Can you say #fitspiration? (Trivia: Both girls were also former Candy cover girls!)

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Don’t you wish you could look this good while running? I say you totes can when you’re decked in a cute yet functional outfit.

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Check out the new Adidas energy BOOST—these running shoes literally put a bounce in your step. And they come in such fab colors, too.

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All the ladies who attended the event got decked in their choice Adidas outfits—that’s Macy, me, and Jill of We couldn’t wait to start working out after getting our brand new workout clothes!

So what are you waiting for? If you want to get inspired to exercise, grab some of these awesome #mygirls threads at any Planet Sports or Adidas branch near you.

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Gotta run,
Angel O:)

A Candy Holiday

by angel
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Posted in Candy Bites, Spotlight, What's Up |

Five steps to have an awesome slumber party—Candy style!

1. Choose a great venue.
So last June 12, the Candy Team had our annual planning-slash-staycation-slash slumber party over at Holiday Inn, Makati. With a convenient location right next to Glorietta, lux rooms at an affordable price, and a restaurant with a delish buffet breakfast, it was the perfect place for our #CandyHoliday (because June 12 was a holiday, and we stayed at Holiday Inn—get it?!).

2. Have a big stash of snacks.
We had cookies that Macy baked, chocolates, chips, bananas, and more—enough to fuel our brains for all the hard work we had to do.

3. Take lots of selfies.
Do I even need to explain?

4. Reward yourselves with a yummy, filling dinner.
Because you can’t just live on snacks—you need a real meal, too!

5. Curl up in bed while watching your fave movies of all time.
Our choice: She’s the Man for lots of funny Amanda Bynes scenes and kilig moments with Channing Tatum.

As hard as it is to believe, we did get lots of work done—but then again, work never really feels like work with this awesome team. We can’t wait for you to see what we’ve got in store for you in 2015! In the meantime, send us all your ideas, comments, and feels at [email protected]. :)

Angel O:)

Running Like A Princess

by angel
Friday, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Get Inspired, Spotlight, What's Up |

Last Sunday, I got a chance to join one of the most fun and unique runs in the metro—the Etude Princess Run! It was held in Bonifacio Global City, where a variety of runners and aspiring princesses danced around in their tutus.

The run started at 5:30 am so we were there before sunrise.
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There was a sea of pink at the starting line!
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I joined the 10-K category, which started at the Fort and went up to the Kalayaan flyover all the way down to Buendia and back. No matter how long we took, all runners got medals at the finish line.
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After we’ve finished, runners could go around the fair grounds, play a variety of games, and even get a makeover! Look who I bumped into: former Candy Council of Cool girl Micah looking every bit a princess in her tiara and tutu.

Clockwise from left: 1) Posing with my “prince” and running buddy Roland—it was the only time I ever convinced him to wear pink! LOL! 2) With my friend Peaches, who took the photos in this blog. 3) Shiny pink and gold medals to add to my growing collection.
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After the event, we all did our favorite post-run activity: eat a hearty breakfast! :D

Hoping to bump into you at the next run,
Angel O:)

P.S. Want to run your first 5-K? Grab a copy of the April-June issue of Runner’s World for training tips!
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It’s Recess Time!

by angel
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Posted in Candy Bites, What's Up |

It’s mid-morning on a school day. You’re sitting in the classroom, trying desperately to keep your eyes open. Your stomach is grumbling because it’s been hours since your first meal (or perhaps you didn’t have breakfast at all). You glance at the clock above the blackboard, watching the seconds tick by as if in slow motion. And finally, after what seems like hours of waiting, you hear the sweet ringing of the school bell. It’s recess time!!!

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Recess by Chef Chris perfectly captures that sweet, joyful feeling of excitement and freedom one feels when recess time rolls around. (It’s your favorite subject, admit it!) When the Candy Team and I entered the restaurant for the first time, we were transported back to our school days. Each detail was carefully planned, from the wooden chairs that resemble school desks, a ceiling that showcases the periodic table of elements, and the lockers, blackboards, and bookshelves scattered around the area.

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But the real winner here is the food! The Recess Original rolled pizzas by Chef Chris come with a specially made dough and new toppings to choose from. Simply garnish with arugula and alfalfa and you’re good to go!

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Another must-try? The Spaghetti Fra Diavolo with meatballs made of 50% beef and 50% bacon. Yum!

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Certified meat lovers will feel perfectly stuffed with this double Angus burger with a side of fries.

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For dessert, satisfy your sweet tooth with the Pavlova, a light meringue dessert with fresh fruits and almond flakes.

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Recess by Chef Chris is located at 50 Jupiter St., Bel Air, Makati. Log on to for more details.

The happy foodie,
Angel O:)

Photos by Macy Alcaraz

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