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Show off that tan!
PSA: Neutrals aren't the only colors morenas can try for makeup looks. To prove our point, we round up the ~prettiest~ MOTDs we saw on Pinay celebs with brown skin.If you're a proud morena yourself, read on to learn how you can ...
 
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Perfect for your everyday look!
If you think modern morena, there's no doubt that Gabbi Garcia is top of mind. With her recent stint as a diwata in the hit requel of Encantadia and her back to back cover shoots, we can't help, but wonder what her ...
 
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Here are four easy ways you can start with.
Despite having many foreigners envy the warm, sun-dipped glow that fair women always try to achieve by sunbathing and tanning, the morena beauty is still underrated. With us, Filipinos, having that golden skin tone, we tend to take it for granted. Instead, we ...
 
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What dark under eye circles?
It can be tricky to look for the perfect foundation shade for your skin tone. The hunt for the right concealer is just as challenging—especially when you're a morena. Concealer shades at makeup counters are either too light or too dark for ...
 
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Spoiler: They're totally bagay!
When it comes to makeup—especially lipstick shades—it’s always tricky to find lip colors that are perfect for your skin tone, your personality, and your lifestyle, too. That’s why a lot of girls tend to stay on the safe side, sticking to classic ...
 
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Brown is beautiful!
Morena is a term most Filipino people use to describe women with brown skin. Nowadays, the word continues to evolve as a trait that started as something one may want to get rid of, to a trait that shows and empowers true ...
 
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According to Gabbi Garcia's makeup artist!
Gabbi Garcia is, without a doubt, the epitome of the modern young Filipina with her long, black hair and perfect sun-kissed skin. That's why when it comes to the beauty needs of the morena girl, we know that there's no better person ...
 
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Here’s the truth behind your beauty go-to.
While we've always loved the natural tan of morenas, the beauty standards we've grown up with unfortunately have given a lot of girls the common misconception that fair skin is the way to go. That's why a lot of girls rely on ...
 
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Never wear the wrong color again!
Make no mistake, Candy Girls, fashion is a free zone for you to dress up any way you want to, especially in clothes you feel comfortable in. But just like in beauty, where there are specific shades of red, nudes, and even corals that ...
 
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Find the perfect hue for your digits!
When talking lipstick, girls are always on the hunt for the perfect red or the perfect nude for their skin tone. But when talking nail polish, girls are more adventurous in trying out different shades from muted colors to the brightest hues. While we’re ...
 
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Congratulations, Maxine!
Last night, a new batch of Binibining Pilipinas queens were crowned and Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina took us way back to our August 2013 issue. In this issue, we shot an editorial with the morena beauty flaunting her gorgeous skin.Check out ...
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PRIMO.

First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.

The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.

There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.

Bea Alamis 8 hours ago

If you know me, and know me well, I am not the biggest fan of idyllic lifestyles. With a Type A personality, I act immediately upon whatever challenge that needs to be addressed. I actually enjoy keeping my mind preoccupied: doing university work in my favourite cafe then running errands around town, grocery shopping here, updating my accounts there, photocopying documents on the way down the street - all just in time before having a glass of champagne at the bar with my friends come evening.

And so, you could imagine my bewilderment when the next challenge to be faced was an extensive self-quarantine protocol. I didn’t know what to do when my greatest responsibility in this situation was to do nothing at all. My first few attempts to combat my consternation were very much rooted in distraction and imagination. My distractions involved conducting research, writing songs, calling family and friends, filming videos, and eating chocolate! My imaginations and fantasies were centred on travelling, shopping, even clubbing (which I rarely do) for when they find a cure to COVID-19. I did anything and everything that could be considered constructive in order to pass the time, mainly hoping I could just undertake the basic human necessities to survive - that is, eat and sleep the day through - until the next day comes, until the world is closer to becoming a better place, until quarantine ends, until my flight follows through, until I see my family and friends again.

Days in self-isolation and suspended flights turned to weeks and turned to months. By the third extension here in Spain where I study Fashion Business, I had to tell myself this shall be my new normal now, that I was blessed to be healthy, that I was tired of merely existing and missed what it was like to actually live - even if just within four walls. Little by little, I began to find significance in the simple occurrences of the day: the soft glare of the rising sun beaming golden streaks through my bedroom window upon waking up, the fragrance of freshly washed bed sheets that I had painstakingly hung to fit a relatively small clothes rack without crumpling them, the crunch and tanginess of warm toasted bread topped with raspberry marmalade, the buzzing sound of a phone call from home just waiting to be answered, to the caress of a fuzzy sweater to keep warm at night. I realised, “What pleasures to be enjoyed in the pause of slow living!” Through this continued pause, which I loathed at first, I began to appreciate each moment of the day rather than wish it would pass more swiftly, moments I had overlooked so often before the lockdown. I started to find that the challenge of self-isolation was never to pause both the regular routines of life as well as the positive emotions that came with these - as initially, I thought it meant to pause all happiness, so as to withstand a time of endurance in hopes for a better tomorrow, much like a form of delaying gratification. Life is just too fragile these days to delay gratification any further.

Life has paused, but it has not stopped. Believe that like any punctuation mark in a sentence, the pause will provide the right timing of things to take place. Till then, let us not waste our time waiting. Instead, we could be in the moment, seek substance in simplicity (that is, in what we already have), And enjoy the pleasure in pause. “Practice the Pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause, pray.”

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