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June, 2011

  1. POLICE FILES: This post is brought to you by the letter P and Preview magazine

    June 30, 2011 by pam

    It feels like I won an award.

    I’m honored, I really am.

    Because this month, Agoo Bengzon, Preview’s Editor-at-Large, came out with the magazine’s A to Z of Nails and I’m letter P.

    How awesome is that?

    Here’s the magazine cover featuring the girls of Temptation Island.


    And here’s the cover blurb:


    And here’s where the polish goodness starts – page 132.


    And there I am, letter P, on page 138.


    That’s a photo of me checking out the NARS counter at a Sephora in New York. Note the utter concentration.


    I love that Preview devoted so many pages to polish this month. I love that it helped me discover products I haven’t tried yet. I love that photo of Imelda’s crazy manicure. I love that lilac from Etude House – I will hunt it down. I love all those reds. I love that Sophy Robson is in it.

    Love love love love love.

    I love this feature so much. Yes – even if I wasn’t in it.

    Preview magazine is available at magazine stands and bookstores nationwide.

  2. MUG SHOT: NARS King Kong is a monster hit

    June 30, 2011 by pam

    I have to admit that when NARS came out with its Limited Edition Fall Vintage Collection last year, I was too enamored with the green goddess Zulu to pay attention to King Kong.


    And when the collection became available in Rustan’s, I snubbed it again, choosing to buy Zulu and Midnight Express instead to add to Mash which I already had.

    But I got my shot at redemption when I went back to Rustan’s on my birthday for some polish-shopping. And although I was also drawn to Schiap and M Butterfly (two colors that I have yet to cross off my continually growing NARS wish list), I decided to go for Full Metal Jacket and King Kong instead, completing my set of last year’s vintage shades.

    And it took me months and months but this week, I finally wore NARS King Kong.

    And now I’m kicking myself for waiting too long because I think it’s beautiful.

    Yes, NARS King Kong was inspired by the movie King Kong. The first one, which NARS describes as “a classic movie about the infamous giant ape who becomes smitten with beauty.”


    NARS describes the color as “copper brown infused with gold.”


    I know the polish looks nothing like King Kong – many people have said so.


    But seriously, do you want polish that’s black, hairy and can smash buildings?


    Nope? I didn’t think so.


    I would happily settle for polish that’s not black, not hairy and doesn’t smash buildings.


    And that’s exactly what NARS King Kong is.


    And it has more than just the lack of hair going for it.


    It’s beautiful, it really is.


    It’s a reddish brown coppery bronze shimmer.


    On me it looks more brown than red.


    I love how glossy it is.


    The formula was nice and smooth. Application was super easy.


    I used two coats.


    I’ve had King Kong on my nails for five days now and I only have minimal tip wear.




    I love it so much I just might watch King Kong the movie.

    NARS King Kong is still available in Rustan’s Makati for ₱995.