Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas must-haves at Chimes

“Christmas must-haves at Chimes”
Sun.Star Davao, Dec. 20, 2014

“What to give? What to wear? Where to buy?” Without a doubt, these are the frequently-asked questions this holiday rush.

It’s 5 days before Christmas but don’t you fret as Chimes Specialty Store’s two leading brands rise up to the demands of the Yuletide season with their exquisite style and beauty.

Be the dressiest damsel of the party with Plains and Prints’ 2014 Holiday Collection!

Rhett Eala, designer and creative director of Plains and Prints, shares that the brand’s holiday collection plays up on the Modern Metropolis theme featuring 20 unique, trendy dresses inspired by the different cities around the world.

“I think one of the things many people dream of is to experience what it’s like to spend the holidays abroad. With the collection, we’re sort of letting them do that through famous cities such as Milan, Shanghai and London,” says Eala.

Another fascinating aspect of this collection is the mishmash of materials to create unique pieces with interesting cuts, silhouettes, colors and prints.

“We also wanted to reflect global fashion, and that’s going towards the edgy side. However, we still wanted to retain the classy, timeless vibe we are known for. So, we incorporated that by using a combination of many different fabrics in classic silhouettes”, explains Eala.

Other exciting themes for the holiday collection include the East Meets West which is inspired by the merging cultures of east and west in varying shades of red and fuchsia with warm tones of peach and gray combining chic and elegance in flattering silhouettes; and the Heaven and Earth Collection which is influenced by the vibrant colors of the sky with complementing touches of earth color tones.
And, what better way to showcase and wear the Plains and Prints’ Holiday Collection than our best dolled-up faces using the skin-caring and proudly Filipino makeup brand, Happy Skin.

Last month, I was on fan girl mode when I personally met awe-inspiring model, columnist and Happy Skin co-founder Rissa Mananquil-Trillo during the launch of their latest beauty products in an intimate affair aptly dubbed as “Save Room for Dessert” at Chimes.

Joining Rissa was Happy Skin’s resident make-up artist Sophie Uy who skillfully showed guests how to apply make up in a jiffy with vavavoom results.

In time for their first anniversary celebration, Happy Skin introduced their hot new must-try products:

HAPPY SKIN SHUT UP & KISS ME LIP & CHEEK MOUSSE (P699 each) is a “dual-action lip-cheek wand that colors your puckers with velvety richness and lends cheeks a lasting, happy flush” in three shades: “yuletide-red “Mistletoe Kiss”, a bold must for festively feisty chicks; “Swept Off My Feet”, a sweet but punchy pink; and “Warm and Toasty”, a friendly taupe that’ll keep your nude pucker appropriate but warmly approachable”.

HAPPY SKIN ALL EYES ON HUE EYESHADOW PALETTE (P1,299)  is set to bring on the happy from day to night with a carefully curated palette of very useful colors such as Oatmeal, Biscuit, Hazelnut and Espresso. “For Happy Skin’s first ever eyeshadow palette, we made sure to feature four ultra wearable shades that complement each other and that also flatter every skin tone!”, shares Rissa.

HAPPY SKIN EYE NEED A MIRACLE CORRECTOR (P799) proves that “you can fake happy ‘til you feel it. This potent product claims that it can powerfully tackle fatigue under the eyes, extremely dark circles, scars, veins, bruises, and even tattoos and birthmarks!”

Still clueless on what to give the nicest people on your Christmas list? They would absolutely squeal in delight once they receive these adorably packaged Happy Skin treats from the Save Room for Dessert Holiday Collection 2014.

FORBIDDEN FRUIT (set of 3 Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me lippies at P1,399 or P549 each) tin set with new lippie shades, “Mistletoe Kiss”, “Under the Sheets”, and “Naughty and Nice”. The lippies have excellent color pigmentation, high level of moisturization and can last for hours without retouching.

SEALED WITH A KISS (set of 3 bestselling lippies at P1,299) tin. This is Happy Skin’s small gift back to their loyal fans in “First Kiss”, “Summer Fling” and “Crushing on You” shades.

EYE CANDY SET (set of 4 mini eyeliners at P1,299) tin. A collection of limited edition colors of Happy Skin’s bestselling gel eyeliners in “Plum”, “Watermelon”, “Cotton Candy” and “Butterscotch”. These new hues have a hint of modern, wearable pearl that can easily transform your everyday look.

HAPPY SKIN SERVED ON A SILVER PLATTER (collection of 5 bestselling products at P1,999) set showcasing Shut Up and Kiss Me “Honeymoon Glow” lippie, Get Cheeky with Me blush in “First Kiss”, Eye Am Here to Stay 24H Gel Eyeliner, SS cream and foundation brush.

The Christmas countdown may be almost over but don’t hit the panic button just yet. Head on to Chimes now for these Christmas must-haves!

Wishing you and your families a blessed and meaningful Christmas!

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