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No Time to Retouch? No Problem.

by ayessa
Monday, January 26th, 2015
Posted in Beauty & Trends, Shopping Diaries |

Last week, Erin, Ning, and I went to a press launch hosted by Maybelline New York. I was super excited, TBH, because aside from this being my first beauty event (heehee), I was also looking forward to seeing their new product—a foundation that promises 12 hours of super fresh and matte look that needs no retouching. No retouching, girls! That means no running to the restroom to take all the oil off your face or dabbing oil control film against your skin whenever you feel oilyyy. Woot!

We were introduced to the White Super Fresh, a foundation that promises “zero cakeyness, zero dullness, and zero meltdowns.” It’s the perfect companion if you want to look your best the entire time you’re out (perfect this prom season, right?), but don’t have time to keep on retouching your makeup (which you do four to five times in a day!).

During the event, the peeps from Maybelline made us spritz water on two types of foundation: the ordinary one and the White Super Fresh. The normal one, once wet, looked darker and appeared cakey. You won’t definitely want that on your face. White Super Fresh, on the other hand, looked… well… the same, as if water didn’t do anything to it. Neat absorbing powers, really. We can’t wait to try this one ASAP and maintain the fresh look for 12 hours. ;)

Which product are you looking forward to try this year? Let me know in the comments!




Maybelline’s White Super Fresh will be available in all Maybelline counters nationwide starting February 28. You can have them by then for Php299 only.

Hong Kong in Squares

by stephie
Saturday, January 24th, 2015
Posted in Candy, Candy Bites, Travel |

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Hong Kong because it’s one of my most favorite cities to visit. Sharing with you some snaps from my recent trip. :)


1. Laduree macarons are always on my must-have list. I know they can be a bit pricey but really worth it. I love macarons! I wonder how true the rumors are that they’ll be coming to Manila soon?

2. Went to the happiest place on earth, Disneyland, and teared up a bit during the fireworks at night.

3. Had a taste of some yummy Ferrero liquid nitrogen ice cream. There was a long queue when we went here but worth the wait.

4. Kowloon Dairy fresh milk. I had this every day of my trip, hahaha!

5. Wore layers and layers because it was coooold (brrr) but the weather was a nice change from the tropical climate we have in Manila.

6. Chanced upon this conveyor belt type sushi restaurant called Genki Sushi. The beef one was super good.

7. Took a snap at Lab Made, the ice cream place. Found the pop up store so cute.

8. Bought my favorite Japanese mags for inspiration and happy vibes.

9. Drank lots of hot soy milk, perfect for the cold weather there.

My Life* Without Facebook

by macy
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Posted in Candy, Let's Talk, What's Up |

* Okay, maybe just 2 weeks if we’re being specific.

Some of my friends tease me that I find out about everything almost exactly as they happen. This is mostly because I’m connected almost 24/7 with Facebook being a constant open tab on my browser. So imagine my surprise when my account got disabled 2 weeks ago.

I didn’t even realize it had happened until Dyan asked me if I unfriended her (“What?! No. Why would I unfriend you?”). Then I saw that I had been logged out of my account and when I tried logging back in, there was a prompt that said my account had been disabled. I sent in an appeal to get my account back, but haven’t really heard from Facebook since then.

The first few days, it was Facebook FOMO like no other. My friends would be talking about a link they shared on their Wall and my mind would draw a complete blank. Then, they’d realize… oh yeah, you didn’t see it. Even I had a moment of sadness when I realized I couldn’t share our Zayn birthday article on my friend’s Wall (LOL, I tweeted it to her instead).

And then I forgot about trying to log into my account. I finally finished my Gilmore Girls rewatch. Got to catch up on all the movies I missed watching. Hung out with friends IRL. Watched my dad get kilig while watching Forevermore. Granted I did these things (maybe not as often) even with Facebook before, but maybe I didn’t pay as much attention.

sleep laptop

Can you remember the time when you didn’t automatically open up your Facebook feed to see “what’s up?” Do you ever tell yourself, okay, just 10 minutes and then I’m studying for real. Only, you end up totally forgetting to do your homework because you just had to go through your friend’s 78 photo albums?

I’m actually warming up to the idea of not getting my Facebook account back. If there’s anything important anybody wants or needs to tell me, they can just call or text or email or Viber, etc. And there are just so many other ways to keep in touch! The only thing I kind of miss is sharing stuff (like funny articles or OMG news like WHAT ZAYN SHAVED HIS HEAD—haha) with friends, and having them share the same with me. But you know what? We’ve been doing that even before Facebook. I’ll find a way.



Who knows, maybe when I press publish, my account will magically work again. But until then, I still exist and no, I didn’t unfriend you!


My (Not So) Grown Up Christmas List

by ayessa
Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Candy Rap, Spotlight |

Hi, Candy Girls!

Hope you’re all doing great and are enjoying your time with your loved ones this season.

Here’s a question: Are you done Christmas shopping yet—whether for presents for your family and friends or for yourself? If you are, then congratulations. I haven’t even started yet! I’ve just started listing down a few gifts to buy, but never really got around to buying them. Here’s hoping I can do that this weekend and actually finish the task. For now, listing them down will do.

And speaking of lists, I’m allowing you to see the top 3 things on my wish list this year. I’ve always believed that at the end of the year, you should also #treatyoself because you’ve been doing your best to be better at anything and everything for the past 12 months. Here are the little things I’ve been wishing for this year:

Ansolo’s music. I have a feeling you all know how cray I am about Ansel Elgort. LOL! I admit, I’m not really into EDM until I learned that he’s a DJ and music producer. Hehe. He goes by the name Ansolo, ICYDK. Ansel recently released “Strong” and I really think you should listen to it, especially this season to keep your energy high. His music may be on Spotify and SoundCloud, but I hope they’re releasing these tracks on CD too. There’s nothing like using a CD player and staring at printed photos of Ansel all day, every day while listening to his mixes.

Chocolates. Who doesn’t want to receive chocolates for Christmas? If you’re looking for something to give your loved ones, why don’t you head over to The Truffle Tree on Facebook and check out their mouth-watering treats. I received a box from a friend, and I’ve been thinking about it for daaays. Your family and friends will surely love receiving a box or two, too, I’m sure.

truffle tree

One Direction merchandise. #1DWorldManila is opening on the 20th and I can barely wait. While I really want to get this Harry Styles signed poster, I’ll also be very happy if I get to buy anything with Harry’s face in it if they run out of Harry posers to sell. #HarryStylesMakesMeSmile

harry styles

What are the things on your wish lists, Candy Girls? Let me know in the comments. Have a happy Christmas! :x


Steph’s Tokidoki Moment (Part 2)

by stephie
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Posted in Candy |

I don’t know if I ever told you the story how I met Simone Legno of Tokidoki but I did, 6 years ago to be exact, at Graphika Manila. I’m still a huge fan of Simone and Tokidoki so imagine my surprise when Macy told me that he’d be here again!  :x

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Even more surreal was how I was able to collaborate with him at the LeSportsac event. He drew Unicorno for me and I painted the colors and stars. Check out my work of “art” below. :) Haha kidding, but I’m calling it stephiewon x tokidoki.

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It was a super fun experience and I’m really thankful (#blessed?) for this opportunity. <3 Way to end 2014, right?


P.S. Make sure to check out Simone’s new collection with LeSportsac, available at all LeSportsac stores.

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