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Happiness in a Coke Bottle

by guest
Friday, August 1st, 2014
Posted in Candy, Candy Bites, Spotlight |

We’ve heard about it, we’ve seen the videos and we’ve wanted to get our hands on our very own Coke bottle ever since. After years of waiting, Coca-Cola has finally brought the Share-a-Coke campaign to the Philippines! We can finally make our own Coke bottles and share them with our friends and family.

Last July 12, Coca-Cola hosted an event to invite everyone to Share-a-Coke with each other. It was an afternoon filled with laughter and fun as they presented various Coca-Cola products with personalized names, terms of endearment and group names highlighted through a fashion show with models clad in stylized Share-a-Coke shirts. Julia Montes, Joseph Marco and Enchong Dee also took part in the fashion show as the Coca-Cola Happiness Ambassadors.
The fashion show did not only showcase the Coke products but the models also enacted ways on how to share these Coke bottles with each other. You can share a Coke can to your crush that bears the word “Hottie” or you can say “I love you” to your mom by sharing a Coke can that bears the word “Love”. It makes it so much easier to express our feelings!
After the fashion show, Andy and I were allowed to make our own personalized Coke bottles at the Make your own Coke bottle counter. I was lucky enough to make two bottles, one with my name on it, and of course, one with “Candy” on it.
Here’s a Coke for you, Candymag! :)

Florian Sta. Maria, Council of Cool 14

Why I Will Always Be A Beauty Junkie

by stephie
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Posted in Candy |

I always tell myself that I will stop shopping for beauty products. So far I’ve been pretty successful, except for buying necessities like cotton pads but I guess my friends are just too nice because I always get random surprises from them! I met up with one of my besties recently and look what she gave me.




Lush’s Eau Roma toner which I super love because it’s awesome for my dry skin. It’s made of natural ingredients like lavender and rose. The scent is also very relaxing and makes you feel at ease immediately.
Laneige lipstick this is a teeny lipstick sample which is super cute. The color is an MLBB kind. I think I’ll save this for when my stash runs out.
K Palette’s 1 day magic liquid eyeliner Okay, I lied. I totes bought this one. But I’m running low on black liners, and this promises to be smudge-proof and has extra benefits like Hyaluronic Acid, Water Soluble Collagen, and Japanese Gentian Extract. Does that sound good or what?

This is why I will always be a beauty junkie.   XD


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Mid-Week Essentials

by marla
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Pretty Girl, Spotlight |


It’s a Wednesday that feels like a Monday, and on one hand I can think, “Yay! It’s almost the weekend!” but on the other hand it’s… well, a Wednesday that feels like a Monday. *sadface* Which doesn’t mean it can’t be brightened up with some humpday gloom repellers, right? Right?!

1. Have you gotten a copy of Kathryn: A Candy Fan Magazine yet? If you’re a fan, this is obviously a necessity, but if you’re merely curious about the teen queen, we promise this magazine will convert you into full-on fandom. It’s available in bookstores and magazine stands nationwide, and you can find more details about it here.
2. I’m a huge believer in quick beauty fixes, and Revlon’s Age Defying Targeted Dark Spot Concealer Treatment and Max Factor’s Wild Mega Volume Mascara make me look halfway human in about 50 seconds. Bonus: pretty easy to apply in a moving vehicle, or even while walking!
3. Hydration is the secret to happiness (or something like that), and Vita Coco coconut water is so refreshingly good, I wouldn’t mind guzzling it every day. Bring it to school as an after-PE pick-me-upper, or pair it with a crisp bowl of greens for a healthier take on your usual lunch.
4. Also in photo: super cute pasalubong from Dyan’s Singapore trip (where she met Hunter Hayes, NBD), and my favorite, almost worn-out pair of black flats.

What are your mid-week essentials?


A Lesson In French and Food

by macy
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Candy Bites |

I had a BFF date with my bestie and we decided to try this new restaurant in Shangri-La Mall. I’ve been seeing Duck & Buvette on Instagram and wanted to try it out for myself.


We split three dishes between us: the D&B croque madame, the bikini sandwich (which is kind of like a croque monsieur), and duck ragu pappardalle. My favorite is a tie between the croque madame (my bestie and I both had to stare at the duck egg yolk when we broke it) and the bikini sandwich (mmm, truffle!). I like my food simple. (:

Turns out “buvette” means refreshment or coffee stall in French and it just so happens that D&B serves Intelligentsia coffee. I am only familiar with the name/brand because I always see it on actors and international style bloggers’ feeds (yeah, you know that coffee in hand shot #fwis). I tried the cold brew and my friend had the pour over. We both loved it and at just P150 and P160, it was a pretty good deal! We finished off with this super yummy Ghirardelli brownie topped with tons of hazelnuts.

Will definitely come back try the duck confit next time when I’ve got more of my girl friends with me (it serves 2 to 4 people!). What new restaurant have you tried out lately? And what dishes should we try?


D&B Duck & Buvette is located at the 2F Main Wing Shangri-la Plaza Mall.

Candy at Kogi

by guest
Monday, July 28th, 2014
Posted in Candy, Candy Bites |

My very first visit to Kogi Bulgogi was unexpectedly delicious! I’ve never tried Korean food before (aside from their famous KimChi rice) so having the chance to finally get the full Korean food experience was exciting and mouth-watering!
Nude Kimbap served as one of our appetizers (my favorite one). This is a seaweed rice roll with meat, egg, and vegetables and looks just as good and fulfilling as the photo above. It has a light but very filling taste.
A different but yet interesting dish was Dak Gui Ssam. This dish is served with the choice of pork, chicken, or beef. It’s served with lettuce wrappers, and three different dips. So you’re supposed to get a piece of lettuce and wrap it around the meat. It tasted so gooood and was definitely one of my personal favorites. I like how there’s a good balance between good and healthy food, but then again, for those people out there who don’t like lettuce or vegetables, this chicken goes well with their KimChi fried rice with pickled cabbage, white radish, and cucumber which is flavored with chicken, garlic, green union, and chili pepper.
We also got the chance to savor in Kalbi Jjim, a beef stew that uses short ribs and flavored with radish and garlic. This beef stew has a very rich taste; it goes perfect with some rice on the side!


Out of everything we tried at Kogi Bulgogi, this spicy stew of mixed seafood is my favorite! I’ve never been a big fan of seafood, but this stew changed that completely! Haemul Tang isn’t the ordinary stew of your seafood favorites; it has a flavorful taste with just the right amount of spices.

ice cream

And of course last but not the least, to cap off the wonderful lunch we had, I couldn’t leave without having my Samanco (ice sandwich) fix! Very happy tummy! So excited to bring my friends over to this restaurant, especially now that I know what my favorites are ;)

Linn Oeymo, intern and Candy model

Kogi Bulgogi has branches in Eastwood City Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Promenade, Greenhills, and Gateway Mall. Like KogiBulgogi on Facebook for updates!

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Five Things I Learned in Three Months (…so far) as an Intern

by: jed, 2014-09-01

Hi, Candy girls! I'm Ning, fashion and beauty intern at Candy. My job is to work with the fashion and beauty editor, Jed, in producing shoots and pages for the magazine. Below are...



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