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Eye makeup hacks


STYLE S.O.S.Lucy Torres-Gomez, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo (The Philippine Star) – March 28, 2018 – 12:00am

Dear Lucy,

How do I make my eyes look bigger? I find that wearing heavy eyeliner during the day seems too harsh, and takes up too much time especially because I can get obsessive about precision. Do you know of any eye makeup hacks?—Aida            

I also do not like wearing eyeliner during the day, maybe because I also never quite know how to apply it in an effortless swipe and it just takes foo much time.

I do have my own version of a five-minute face and part of it involves using eyeshadow as eyeliner. I take a defining brush with a soft, rounded tip and I dip it in brown and brick-orange eyeshadow. I use it as a shadow all around my eyes. I use a darker shade at the outer corners of each eye and use a light brown shade for the crease.

I find that playing with eyeshadow in lieu of liquid eyeliner softly defines my eyes, making them look like there is just a bit left after I had wiped off a whole lot from the night before. It is subtle and pretty and does not make you look like you tried too hard.

I also like cream to powder eyeshadow. You just swipe them on the lids and you’ll look like you spent some time blending some eye makeup when in fact it is easily effortless. My favorites are from YSL, Tom Ford, RMS.

Curl your lashes. That is one fast step to instant pretty!— Lucy

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KC Concepcion's jeweller idol Victoire de Castellane of Dior

KC Concepcion’s jeweller idol? Victoire de Castellane of Dior


KC Concepcion’s jeweller idol? Victoire de Castellane of Dior

KC Concepcion’s debut as a jewelry designer at Manila House was one unforgettable event.

Memorable because the beautiful and articulate KC  was there, speaking from her heart and mind as to why she decided she would no longer be labeled just an actress. Her hidden talent for creating gems had long been there since childhood, waiting for the right moment to shine.

Victoire de Castellane from the blog of fashion designer Rita Saardi

Perhaps untold in the many stories written about KC the jeweller is her inspiration  and idol: Victoire de Castellane, the designer for Dior’s fine jewelry.

KC and Victoire have parallel stories. Both grew up watching their grandmothers’ penchant for gems. Victoire’s paternal grandmother, Silvia Rodriguez de Rivas, Countess de Castilleja de Guzman, would “change her baubles to match her different outfits in a day.”

It is written that “when she was five, Victoire dismantled a bracelet of her mom to make a pair of earrings. At 12, she created her first ring using gold melted down from religious medals she’d receive at Communion.”

Claudine De Leon, Theresa Leung, KC Concepcion, Javi Martinez, and Tim Yap

KC got her first pearl earrings from her grandmother Elaine Cuneta when she was five, “and they’re still with me,” says KC.

KC said she was 18 when “my grandmother asked me to design something I wanted.” And her design was made into a real piece of jewelry.

Both KC and Victoire loved florals. And both basked in the inspiring milieu that is Paris.

Nix Alanon, Pam Quinones, KC Concepcion, Rajo Laurel

KC offers some sensible advice to women regarding jewelry: “First, don’t overdo it. I say choose something you can wear on a daily basis… Don’t choose something to show off. Wear a piece to express yourself… Lastly, don’t wear everything at the same time — earrings, ring, necklace, bracelet. Be sparing and don’t be eager to make everything too matching.”

Why Sharon was absent

As we walked on the red carpet leading to the long dinner table in the room decorated with roses (all 8,000 roses covering an entrance wall, hanging from the ceiling, arranged in clusters on the dining table, or simply strewn all over the floor, as has been over-written about) basking in dramatic red lighting, we looked for our names among the place cards to find our seats. We saw the expected names in the places of honor near KC’s seat: Kiko Pangilinan. Frankie Pangilinan. Angeli Pangilinan. Judy Ann Santos. And then farther away: Gabby Concepcion. He was a no-show. And so was Sharon Cuneta.

Charles Tiu, Tess Oben, KC Concepcion, Atty. Chin Tecson

Earlier, we asked Kiko if Sharon was coming, and amid the noise and the music, the gentleman’s answer was a blur.

We found the answer by looking at Sharon’s Instagram account. She was in Malacañang attending a dinner hosted by President Duterte, together with her brother Chet whose dream was “to finally meet his idol and hero.”

Georgia del Rosario, Dominique Cojuangco, KC Concepcion, Pia Campos, Rachel Peters, Patti Grandidge

Sharon said: “It would have been awkward had I been to KC’s jewelry launch — had both her Papa (Gabby) and Dad (Kiko) — then I — been there. Turns out her Pa wasn’t able to make it. Still, glad I didn’t go to unintentionally steal any of KC’s thunder or happiness. And KC knew I wasn’t going to be able to attend before dinner was confirmed…Congrats again, KC.”

So there.

The four-course, rose-infused dinner for Avec Moi by Kristina.

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Remodelaholic Easy Bacon Broccoli Salad

Remodelaholic | Easy Bacon Broccoli Salad


Here at Remodelaholic we love all things home decor and DIY, but we also love RECIPES. While we will continue to share our latest and greatest remodeling projects we want to share some really yummy recipes once a week. Enjoy the recipes and know that we are still Remodelaholics.


There’s no reason you need to head to your local deli to satisfy your bacon broccoli salad craving. You can make this delicious salad right in your own kitchen! All it takes are five main ingredients and then a few more ingredients to make your own salad dressing. Toss everything together and your bacon broccoli salad is ready to enjoy!

Remodelaholic Recipe Broccoli And Bacon Salad 4


Remodelaholic Recipe Broccoli And Bacon Salad 3

Not only is this recipe simple to make, but it also pairs well with a variety of main dishes. Serve your bacon broccoli salad alongside a helping of teriyaki chicken wingsbeer-battered chicken sandwiches, or buttermilk fried chicken. Find more of our main dish recipes here.

Remodelaholic Recipe Broccoli And Bacon Salad 7

Remodelaholic Recipe Broccoli And Bacon Salad 8

Another nice thing about this salad is that it keeps well in the fridge for at least a day or two. You can serve it chilled or not–it’s completely up to you and the amount of time you have to prepare it. You may also find you like the dressing on other salads as well.

Remodelaholic Recipe Broccoli And Bacon Salad 9

Remodelaholic Recipe Broccoli And Bacon Salad 6

In our photos here the bacon broccoli salad is served alongside roasted chicken. To make our roasted chicken, simply insert two lemon halves inside a whole chicken, rub kosher salt on the outside of the chicken, place in a roasting pan, and cook for 2 hours at 375 degrees. How simple is that?

Remodelaholic Recipe Broccoli And Bacon Salad 5

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Remodelaholic Recipe Broccoli And Bacon Salad 5

Easy Bacon Broccoli Salad


  • 4-5
    raw broccoli
  • 1/2
    sunflower seeds
  • 1/2
    finely chopped onion
  • 1/3
    bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4


  • 1/2
    plain yogurt
  • 1/4
  • 3
  • 1/2


  1. Mix the first 5 ingredients together in a medium-large bowl.

  2. Combine all dressing ingredients together in small bowl and stir.

  3. When ready to serve, toss the dressing and salad ingredients together.

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