TGR Tutorial: Ombre Nail Polish
At the start of the season we’ve seen a variety of hot nail art trends whose inspir-evolution saw its beginnings over 7,000 years ago (see full history of nail art here - wow that’s ancient!). When I was writing about this summer’s trends here and here a while back, I came across the most notable nail trends. These include Patterned, Bejeweled, Neons, Ombre, and Two-Tone. I was...
Girl Going Solo: Moving Out
It’s a brand new start for many of us this coming June. Some will start the new school year at the university of their choice, while others will be entering the yuppie society. And the privileged (or forced) few will be moving out of their comfortable homes into unexplored dormitories, apartments or condominiums. Wherever you’re moving into, it’s just the same - you’ll be...
TGR Tips: Surviving Your First Day
I won’t even go into detail about how much we want summer to go on a little longer. But June is already grabbing us by the arm (or if you’re from DLSU and DLSU-CSB, it’s already dragging you in with your first days over), and there’s no stopping it. Nevertheless, the beginning of class doesn’t mean the end of that summer good vibes. Here’s how to bury that 1-2...
Who's Ready for A Giveaway?
We’re thrilled to hold our 2nd blog giveaway! There’s so much in store for the winner! Nevermind one or even ten prizes, we’ve got TONS, and I mean A BAG FULL OF THEM. Announcement of the giveaway at 5:00PM TODAY. Watch out for it!
Cherry Cartel by Charm Bin
It is my greatest pleasure to talk about the most anticipated collection launch by Charm Bin! CHARM BIN For the benefit of those who don’t know, Charm Bin has been around for a year and a half. Before that, however, Kit and Jo have already been playing with their tools and charms. The year before CB was born, they already made and sold jewelry, but not as seriously as how they took on...
Pastel Pretties: Bags
First sights were at the Spring-Sumer 2012 runways from designers such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Miu Miu, pastel palettes are springing to life here in Manila! Bloggers such as Tricia G. and Camille Co are liking this new trend on their lookbooks. These pretty pastel hues are usually in lavender, mint green (my fave!), candy pink, saturated coral and sky blue. I’ll gladly show to...
Anti-Cliche Accoutrement: Saint Rebel
Fierce. Fresh. Fearless. These words live up to what Saint Rebel truly is. What started out as a passion for jewelry designing eventually grew into a unique online fashion powerhouse. Carla Apostol loves accessories, more specifically jewelry, and takes inspiration from the designs of Pamela Love and Bliss Lau. But what ultimately pushed her passion into a serious business venture was her...
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Home Remedy: Goodbye Blackheads!
Good day, girls! We’ve prepared a home remedy for removing whiteheads and blackheads. Whiteheads and blackheads are some of the hardest dirt to remove from our faces. These are excess oils that clogs our pores, and may eventually turn into pimples if not treated properly. Some people resort to popping their pores when they don’t have nose trips of nose packs to remove their white...
TGR in Heima DD3 and Collection Launch
—- THE DISCUSSION Saturday was a relatively calm day for everyone to gather in LRI Design Plaza for Heima’s Third Design Discussion. Art, lifestyle, design… some of the most perplexing perspectives boomed out out shell last 5th of May. One that I’d like to talk about was that from the artists of Paper Heads. They showed their style of art, and proclaimed their love...
TGR x Koji Arboleda
It was actually on a sad note that I found time to emailed Koji. I’ve asked him beforehand that I was building a list of talented and upcoming photographers I wanted to feature on TGR, and I told him he’s on my shortlist. But after my excursion with Edric here, I haven’t gotten the chance to email anyone on that list. About two weeks ago, I saw Koji being the artist he is, being...
Traveler's Guide to Jet Lag
After coming home from a two-week work/pleasure trip to Japan, I am feeling the most uncomfortable of conditions called jet-lag. This irritating state is more common for international travelers because of the crisscrossing of time-zones. When you have jet-lag, you experience insomnia, fatigue, dehydration, disorientation and an upset stomach. Terrible right? Thanks to my fellow TGR mate, Kit, she...
Prey for Fashion: Redhunt
At first glance, Redhunt is just another edgy apparel boutique already in the peripherals of mainstream fashion. But on closer inspection, the sincerity and integrity of the brand separates it from the rest, and forms a pack of its own. Started a mere three months back in February 2012, Redhunt has had its share of publicity and appearances including the Platform Show at Ronac Art Center in...
Sweet Tooth: The Cookie Jar
I believe there’s a Marie Antoinette in all of us. In every girl lies an unexplained affinity for anything Old French, tea parties, and baked treats. Enter The Cookie Jar. They started out with homemade cookies, and now have expanded their menu with Lemon Cream Cheese Bars, Dulce de Leche Brownies, Chunky Walnut Bars, and their fast-selling French Macarons. Rae Corpuz is one...