Farm to Face: Taiwanese Brand 23.5N is now in Beauty Bar!

Farm to Face: Taiwanese Brand 23.5N is now in Beauty Bar!

The search for the perfect skin care product is a never-ending quest for all Filipinas. For one, most skin care brands that we have here are not made to use in a tropical climate. That’s why sometimes, no matter how good the product review is online, it doesn’t deliver much of its promises when used in real life. Add to that is the question of how and what the product is made of. Is it cruelty-free? Is it eco-friendly? The list goes on and on.

But girls, the search is finally over! Queue in Taiwanese brand 23.5N – a new brand exclusively available in Beauty Bar that promises farm to face natural and nurturing skin care line.

Rooted in a back-to-basics philosophy, 23.5N uses Taiwan’s exceptional natural resources to be the brand’s cure for common skin care woes. Free from fragrance, alcohol, parabens, and artificial coloring, the simple and meticulous formulations are effective and easy on the skin. Well-preserved from harvest to extraction, you are secured that the plants and other active ingredients used are fresh from start to finish.

Striking a balance between oil and water-based ingredients, the all-natural brand is meant to nurture Asian skin in a variety of climates, including the Philippines. 23.5N offers simple skin care solutions as discussed on its four series.

Rice: Soothing Series

Ideal for normal to sensitive skin, this line soothes, brightens, and purifies skin. This collection is recommended for women with dull, dry skin and easily-irritated skin.

Red Pearl Barley: Whitening Series

A perfect match for normal to dry skin,  this line is recommended for skin suffering from uneven skin tone, pigmentation, or lack of elasticity.

Bamboo: Ultra Hydrating Series

Ultra-hydrating, the light and easily-absorbed formulation of this line is best suitable for normal to dry skin.

Oriental Beauty Tea: Balancing Series 

Abundant in Taiwan, Oriental Beauty Tea is known for its sweet taste and numerous benefits. This series provides a solution to oily and acne-prone skin by moisturizing and minimizing visible pores.

23.5 is exclusively distributed by Store Specialists, Inc. and is available in Beauty Bar stores located at Central Square BGC, Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 2, Greenbelt 5, POwer Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza, Trinoma, SM Mall of Asia, and Robinson’s Magnolia.




Pretty Eyes for the Nice Gal: New Waterproof Eye Shadow Sticks from Cargo + more!

Pretty Eyes for the Nice Gal: New Waterproof Eye Shadow Sticks from Cargo + more!

Maintaining a face full of makeup on during sunny Manila is already hard. But having a face full of makeup on during monsoon Manila is a totally different situation altogether. In fact, it is much harder. But thanks to Cargo Cosmetics, runny, messy makeup is no longer a problem.

Just last year, the cult favorite beauty brand partnered with Beauty Bar to bring their A-grade makeup collections to the Philippine shore. From the oil-free foundation in an easy-to-carry pouch to life proof Swimmables blushes and eye pencils, Cargo Cosmetics made the lives of beauty girls around the country much easier.

And now the well-known Canadian brand is back for more surprises! Check out the new Swimmables Longwear Eye Shadow Sticks, Longwear Matte Lipstick,  Waterproof Mascara Top Coat, and Dare to Flair Mascara below.

Swimmables Longwear Eye Shadow Stick

Lightweight, crease-proof, and water-resistant, these eyeshadow sticks come in  8 different colors that will definitely transform your look. Its cream formula makes it easy to glide onto your skin for a flawless, smudge-proof finish. Now you can transform your look from au naturel to ultra glam with just a few swipes.

Swimmables Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick

Following the recent trend of matte lipsticks is the budge proof Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick from the Swimmables collection. Available in 6 lovely, versatile colors, the new lipstick line from Cargo is ultra lightweight, quick drying, and smudge proof. Now you can have your daily cup of coffee without the need to reapply after. If you like, you can also now go swimming with your lipstick on!

Swimmables Waterproof Mascara Top Coat

Transform your favorite mascara to a life-saving beauty weapon this season with Swimmables Waterproof Mascara Top Coat. Its transparent formula coats lashes with a waterproof seal, protecting your mascara from clumping and drying your lashes.

Dare to Flair Mascara

Always on the go? Lessen beauty time with the Dare to Flair Mascara that lifts, curls, and lengthens lashes. Now you can ditch the eyelash curler forever!

Get all your new favorite beauty weapons from Beauty Bar. Check them out online through,, and @BeautyBarPH.

Lush ’s new Easter collection has arrived and we’re loving it!

Lush ’s new Easter collection has arrived and we’re loving it!

Every summer brings us something to look forward to. From lazy days by the beach to bright, bold fashion pieces, summer is like the reward we get after a year’s worth of working and studying. And Lush Cosmetics knows exactly what we want during these hot summer days. So ready your wallets because here are some of our favorites from Lush’s Easter collection!

Chick ‘n’ Mix

Get chicky with this one because this is the bomb! Made of sunny bergamot oil and sweet tonka, this adorable fizzer refreshes your skin and uplifts your spirit. Enjoy the super-sized bomb for three refreshing baths or use it all at once for a truly luxurious experience.

Which Came First

We’ll probably say it’s the egg but who cares? Instead of pondering about the age-old question, we’d rather relax, soak our feelings and body in a fancy bath that smells like Sicilian lemon, vanilla, and grapefruit oil.

Wash Behind Your Ears

Feel ear-resitable with this pumpkin-colored body wash! Wash Behind Your Ears is a concoction of neroli oil, rose oil, and fresh carrot infusion that simply hydrate and soften the body. Be warned though, it is highly addictive!

Chocolate Easter Egg

Halt all egg hunting activities because we already found the one! Get your chocolate fix without the guilt with the Chocolate Easter Egg from Lush! Made of lemon, grapefruit, vanilla, and cocoa, this bright one will surely deliver uplifting and conditioning suds!

Chocolate Lip Scrub

Sweet lips are made of this! Truly decadent, this lip scrub is a combination of chocolate and orange that leaves your lips soft, smooth, and smooch-ready when applied. Enjoy a polished pout from Easter and beyond!

Now hop into the shower and enjoy!

Change is Beautiful: Meet Pond’s New Members of Beauty Council!

Change is Beautiful: Meet Pond’s New Members of Beauty Council!

Are you ready for a beautiful change? With our lifestyle and environment changing rapidly, the basic skincare rituals that we have had 5 or 10 years ago are no longer enough. Good thing, Pond’s has risen up to the challenge to deliver groundbreaking skincare solutions that will cater to the needs of all women.  

Designed for women of all walks of life, the new skincare like has improved its formula to combat the rise of pollution, sun’s harsh UV rays, and stressful lifestyle change. Along with that are four new ambassadors to join the Pond’s Beauty Council!

Sofia Andres

Pimple? No problem! “Having clear skin helps me feel confident, so I always use the Pond’s Acne Clear Facial Wash and Acne Clear Leave-on Gel combo to keep pimples and oil away,” shares new Pond’s girl Sofia Andres. “I love how it helps my breakouts clear up a lot faster, too.”

Kathryn Bernardo

Kathryn Bernardo’s skin still looks radiant despite the long hours of shooting outside. Her secret? “I noticed that I started getting dark spots from old acne marks and from being under the sun,” reveals Pond’s girl Kathryn Bernardo. “To protect my skin, I started using Pond’s White Beauty since it has SPF that protects it on the outside, and Vitamin B3+ that whitens from the inside. Using it twice daily really helped me get a rosy, white glow.”

Toni Gonzaga

For first-time mommies, take it like Toni Gonzaga. “As a new mom, I noticed that the late nights were starting to take a toll on my skin,” shares Pond’s Age Miracle Brand Ambassador Toni Gonzaga. “I tried the new formula, and after just 7 days, I noticed that I look a lot fresher and I even got my glow back!”

Joey Mead-King

One tough cookie. Joey is a living proof that difficulties can result into something beautiful. “As women, it’s important that we strive to inspire and empower one another. We all have the strength and grace to transform the toughest changes into something beautiful,” shares Pond’s Age Miracle Ambassador Joey Mead-King.

Feel confident facing the challenges every day with the new Pond’s! Change is beautiful, indeed!

Lush 2017 Valentine’s Day Treats are the Bomb!

Lush 2017 Valentine’s Day Treats are the Bomb!

Love is a magnificent thing. That’s why we can’t help but feel a little fuzzy inside when February comes and the world dedicates some time to celebrate it! More so, when our favorite bath and body company put their A-game to create a limited-edition collection that takes bathing to a whole new level.

Lush just released a 20-piece lineup of shower gels, soaps, bath bombs, and more to ensure romance is definitely in the air this Valentine’s season. From heart-filled bath soaps to rose-scented bath bombs, there will definitely be no shortage of romance this season.

Check it out and get ready to treat yourself and your boo to some good lovin’ for months to come.

Over and Over bath bomb

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Awaken the senses with the moisturizing cocoa butter coated in lime and fennel oil that will make heads roll with so much gladness.

Rose Bombshell bath bomb

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Drop the bombshell into the bath and experience euphoria like you’ve never experienced before. Made of yellow rose petals, rose absolute, and rose oil, you’ll never want to leave the bath ever again.

Ladybird bubble bar

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Snug as a bug, this tiny friendly bubble bar will cradle you to mountains of cheery bubbles made of sweet geranium oil and relaxing peppermint oil.

Unicorn Horn bubble bar

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They’re real! What more can you ask for?!

The Kiss lip gloss

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For that just-bitten look. Also, who could resist lips that are as sweet as the Fair Trade shea butter.

The Kiss lip scrub

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Treat your lips to some sugar filled scrub that takes away chapped skin for a smooth smooching session.

Prince Charming shower cream

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No handsome prince to charm you this V-Day? Worry no more because this handsome rinse will envelop you to a sweet scent of marshmallow, vanilla, and pomegranate and grapefruit oils.

Love You, Love You Lots soap

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Show your better half how passionate you are with roses! Make them feel your love with the combination of rose petal infusion, rose oil, rose syrup, and even fresh rose petals.

Kiss Me Quick wash card

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A handy dandy wash card infused with lemon, lime, and ylang-ylang for a quick romantic session.

And also if you can’t choose which one of these would you love for yourself and for your lover, there’s always this lovely gift set to save the day.

 With Love gift

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Everything’s coming up roses! This lovely set includes Ro’s Argan body conditioner, and Love You, Love You Lots soap.

Beauty Box: A Hearty DIY Gift Idea

Beauty Box: A Hearty DIY Gift Idea

Nothing is ever sweeter than opening a box full of everything you love. So instead of giving a boquet of flowers, why not fill up a huge box of everything beautiful!

If you’re still scouting for gifts – for your special someone, for your bff or for yourself – here’s a little tip on what to put into the best gift box, without breaking the bank!

1. Covergirl Katy Kat Lipstick

Adventurous is the new sexy! Covergirl’s Katy Kat lippies are sure to fire up everyday looks. For the bold & adventurous, get the pure black and rich plum shades. For the sweet ladies, bright pink to lovely red would be a perfect fit! A shade or two would be purrrrrfect!

Check out COVERGIRL on Facebook and Instagram

2. Nuxe Huile Prodigious and Lip Balm

Glow effortlessly with our faves from this all-natural Parisian skincare brand, Nuxe! Believe us when we tell you, we found love in Nuxe Huile Prodigious dry oil. It can be used for the hair, face and body. And for your lips? Reve de Miel balm would make your lips even more ready for the most coveted kiss!

Check out Nuxe on Facebook and Instagram

3. Make Up Factory Camouflage Cream and CC Foundation

Because you must only hide imperfections, never your feelings! The world famous Camouflage cream of Make Up Factory is here to make the ladies happier than ever. The coverage is SUPERB. It effectively hides dark spotsa, scars, birthmarks and even fine vein lines. Pair it up with their amazing CC Foundation to complete the flawless look.

Check out Make Up Factory on Facebook and Instagram

4. Anny Put on Your Vintage Jeans collection

Every girl loves a good polish! Nothing could ever go wrong with gifting this denim-inspired polish from Anny. Yes, look closely, more than the color, it’ll give the nails a good denim texture!

Check out Anny on Facebook and Instagram

5. Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

Because the legs need some spotlight, too! Our forever leg go-to: Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs! Find the right shade and it’ll give every leg a flawless, natural texture. Think of foundation, but for the legs!

Check out Sally Hansen on Facebook and Instagram

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