ONLINE and offline, sustainability is a big word. Nearly every corporation has a sustainability program. Swedish multinational conglomerate Ikea is an advocate for sustainable living. It offers sustainable home solutions and food items that are affordable and accessible to its customers.
ACER unveiled its CES 2024 showcase at the MOA Arena last weekend with new and revamped PCs and additions to its Acerpure line of air circulators and purifiers. The new laptops include Microsoft Copilot on Windows and have a new built-in Copilot key so you can easily access AI companion in Windows 11.
WHEN you first try anything from Teviant Beauty’s The Ultimate Skin Master Collection, which includes The Ultimate Skin Master Luminous Radiant Primer, Foundation and Concealer and The Artisan Brush Collection, you’ll know that it was conceptualized by a master. The master is makeup artist Albert Kurniawan, whose trademark is a skin-perfect look.
THANKS to RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag queens are having a moment and hopefully they are not just a trend. I am thankful that drag queens are taking a stand and using their platforms to spread acceptance. Let’s be honest, if a drag queen walked down a street anywhere in Metro Manila, they would still be catcalled but things are getting slightly better, in my opinion.
I HAVE never understood the Filipinos’ fascination for pin-straight hair. As a child, I had very straight and thin hair so it couldn’t hold clips or ribbons. So I would look wistfully at the curly and lustrous hair of my classmates and wish I had curls, too. My daughter got her curls from her father and all her life, she has wanted straight hair. Early this year, we went to a Korean salon and the hairstylist gave her a really short haircut that brought tears to her eyes. That unfortunate haircut, however, had a happy result. She realized that styled properly, she could wear her hair down without using a hair straightening tool.
THERE is no doubt that new Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl Heaven Peralejo is a looker. But she is also a fighter who has survived a career slump, her mom having cancer, and many other challenges. “I really love my job and I was meant for this so kahit ano pang itapon nila sa akin, ilalaban ko ’to [no matter what they say about me, I will fight for this],” said the 24-year-old actress.
ACCORDING to Eun Seong Hwang of the Department of Life Science, University of Seoul, in a study published in Pharmacoepigenetics (2019), Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) levels in the body deplete with aging, and it is associated with downregation of energy production in mitochondria, oxidative stress, DNA damage, cognitive impairment, and inflammatory conditions.
THIS isn’t the first time I am using a Garmin watch. Years ago, I had a Garmin watch with a heart rate monitor. Somehow, it got lost. I suspect that my daughter used it and lost it in school. Fast forward to 2023, my daughter won a Garmin vívoactive 5 in a raffle and I immediately said, “Okay, that’s mine!”
PEOPLE think that I collect lipsticks and I do, but only in a very minor way. I would pick up one or two every six months or once a year but it has to be something that really interests me. What I do collect are blushes and during the pandemic, I discovered the wonders of blush in cream and liquid forms.
FOR the holidays, there are many exciting things going on at Starbucks. They recently revamped the Starbucks Rewards program so you can become a member by completing the sign-up process on the Starbucks website or the app. After this, you’ll receive a unique 16-digit digital card that you can load with funds anytime. If you come across a seasonal Starbucks Card design, you can purchase it in stores and link it to your account.