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Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Just some interesting things I saw on the web, for those who are interested in taking Makeup or Hairstyling classes. Just thought i'd share :)

Enrollment is now on going at Style Studio Fashion Design School!
Course: Hairstyling for Makeup Artist
1st schedule: Auguest 20-21, 2011 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Instructor: Michelle Cabrera (Commercial and Celebrity Hair stylist)

For more info : 889 7484 / 0916 703 1570 look for Coleen Mariano

Make-Up Workshop with MAC Cosmetics on Saturday Aug. 13, 2011 from 1:00-5:00pm. Workshop fee is Php 2,500. Get 15% off when you register as a group of 3 or more participants. Limited slots available. For interested participants, please call 8970383 loc 103 or 106

Maui Manalo

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mega Fashion Crew

Mega Fashion Crew is finally airing! Please watch to find out what happens to me and 59 other finalists as we battle it out! haha :) :) Also part of the show are some of my most beloved collaborators, Lyka Orhel and Phoebe Rutaquio! :)

Backstage is the new Front stage
MEGA, the Philippines' best fashion magazine, launches the
second season of Gen M

From the success of Mega Publishing Group’s initial venture into television comes yet another exciting offering called MEGA Fashion Crew. "Life here in MEGA has been a constant search for these people," shares Sari Yap, editor in chief of MEGA magazine. Thus, in the same line, the show is dedicated to finding the individuals who will make it big in the fashion industry. With a total of 60 hopefuls, MEGA Fashion Crew Gen M Season 2 aims to find the next top photographer, fashion stylist, make-up artist, hair stylist and female model. During each episode five members will be grouped as a fashion crew, and they will have to execute a fashion shoot. As Executive Group Creative Director Suki Salvador says, "Backstage is the new front stage" and this show aims to offer a unique peek into the fashion industry.

Experience the drama over 13 weeks as contestants go through a grueling series of shoots where MEGA Publishing Group’s executive creative director Suki Salvador and MEGA Magazine’s publisher and deputy editor Meryll Yan act as mentors for the season. To further the challenge, at the end of each show, fashion crews will be judged by top personalities in each discipline. Together with Ms. Yap, celebrity fashion designer Avel Bacudio and top model Raya Mananquil round up the resident panel. “Aside from fabulous items and cash prize of Php100,000 each, a promising career awaits the winning individuals. The five winners will also have the chance to work with the MEGA editorial team for a fashion editorial,” says Ms. Yan.

MEGA Magazine invites you to witness yet another milestone in the publishing-television industry. MEGA Fashion Crew Gen M Season 2 airs every Saturday nights at 7:00pm, starting July 30, 2011 on ETC. Catch the replays every Sunday at 10am. MEGA Fashion Crew Gen M Season 2 is created for television by the MEGA Publishing Group. Visit www.megastyle.ph and like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/megamagazine and follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/mega_magazine.

Maui Manalo

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

SALE ALERT: Urban Decay

Urban Decay Friends and Family sale!! It's all on the poster but what the hey, 25% off from July 5-10 when you use the code FFSUMMER11 at checkout. Discount unfortunately does not apply to the Naked Palette! Have fun shopping!! :)

Maui Manalo

Thursday, June 30, 2011


I'm on a roll and posting again, I obviously have some time on my hands, haha! Anyway, just sharing some photos from a collaborative shoot with the amaaaazing Lyka Orhel (I swear, she is beyond amazing! I love her to bits!) and the very beautiful, Phoebe Rutaquio.

Please right-click on images to view in full size :)

photography: Lyka Orhel
Styling by: Patty Baligod and Lyka Orhel
Hair and Makeup: Maui Manalo
Model: Phoebe Rutaquio

Here are some of the essential products that I used :)

Product images from MAC and Makeup Forever website

For more photos, follow this link to Lyka's blog post :)

Maui Manalo

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mario Badescu - Drying Lotion

I am sure many of you have heard of Mario Badescu's Drying lotion, a favorite and a "life-saving" product for so many. It helps to keep breakouts at bay and zaps those bumps before turning into a full blown pimple.

My skin has tendencies to be problematic at times so I decided to purchase this after reading so many raves about it.

Ingredients: Isopropyl alcohol, Aqua, calamine, Camphor,
colloidal sulfur, salicylic acid, glycerin, talc, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide

You're supposed to wait for the pink substance to settle in the bottom of the bottle, get a q-tip and dip. Apply the pink substance on your blemishes and leave it on. I did this nightly, because well I dont want to look like a dalmatian.

For a week, I did this. Applied on little bumps here and there...And what did I get out of it? I broke out!! I kid you not, it made my skin much worse. It was not like other creams where it made the area where I applied it extremely dry, but I noticed I ended up with more bumps on areas where I applied the drying lotion.

Mind you, this isnt exactly cheap. It costs 1,095 pesos and you get about half a bottle worth of the pink substance. I couldve gone with panoxyl instead! haha. A friend told me, to give it more time so I did and uhhhh it isn't working at all!! What a waste!

So there you go...Just because you read on someones blog that something worked for them, it does not mean that it will work for you!

Maui Manalo

MAC Cosmetics for less

M.A.C Bloggers' Obsession Collection....

Fashion Flower Collection....

Pro longwear foundation....

Lady Danger, kinda sexy and Angel lipstick....

Itching for M.A.C items or product shades that we don't have locally? Get your fix at MAC Cosmetics for less! I realize its a bit late to post this since preorder and downpayment deadline is tomorrow. But im pretty sure any junkie will do just about anything to get everything sorted out on time.

Preorder and downpayment deadline: June 30, 2011
Items will arrive on July 20, 2011

For more info, check their Facebook Page :) :)

Maui Manalo

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

FOR SALE: Traincase

Train case for sale! Exactly like mine but super discounted. This is second hand, but in good condition. You may check my posts on this traincase if youre curious hehe. Hurry and contact Jo NOW! :)

Price: 5,500
You may contact Jo Chan if you're interested at 09178283898

Maui Manalo

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Memory Plus TVC

Still trying to get back into the rhythm of blogging. Feels weird now, after the long hiatus. So while I reorganize my blogging habits, let me just share a video of a TVC we shot a few months back :) :)

30sec TV Commercial Spot for Memory Plus Syrup.

Client: Greenleaf Herbals Inc.
EP/DP/Director: Lambert Pangilinan
Ad Agency: Razor Com
CCO/ECD: Tom Yboa
Copywriter: Tom Yboa
Accounts: Epie Yboa
Art Director: Tin Carceler-Pangilinan
Casting/PM: Jonski Jones
Make-up: Maui Manalo, Zoe Mambuay
Props: Don Pangilinan
Jingle Composer/Arranger: Ebe Dancel
Audio Production: Cutting Edge
Production & Post: Zoom17

Aren't the kids so cute? They all had so much energy too! haha :)

Maui Manalo

Friday, June 24, 2011

Traincase: Update

I cannot believe that my last post was from December! It's already half of 2011 and its only now that I am typing a blog post. Currently, there is a typhoon in the Philippines and 2 of my shoots scheduled today were canceled.

Anyway, just posting an update regarding my traincase on things I learned just recently. HAHA. It is 100% waterproof, I couldnt be more happier to find that it was. I was so worried that my kit would be swimming inside while I trudged along wet roads. ugh.

If you want to read about the post I made when I had purchased my traincase, follow this link: http://suushh.blogspot.com/2010/11/finally.html

Lights were working perfectly even though it was completely drenched. Also, no need to worry about the exterior getting ruined because its made of (some sort of) metal. So happy with my purchase, though I have to warn anyone who has this traincase to make sure that all the makeup is placed level before closing it. I have broke the mirror on mine :/

Im not updated on how much this is now, last I heard they were selling it in quiapo for 9,000! Unbelievable! Suesh also has it now, in white though and for P11,000. I wouldnt be surprised if it costs the same now in Quiapo so you can save yourself the trouble and just buy it from Suesh. To check it out, follow this LINK

Photo from Suesh.com

Maui Manalo

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pretty Little Things

There's nothing like new makeup to make any girl grin from ear to ear. My recent acquisitions are some cute makeup items from Paul and Joe's 2010. These items are part of their 2010 Autumn line, Clair de Lune.

My favorite is the line of lipstick they came out with. I have the shade "over the moon" which is a sheer lipsitck with a hint of orange. Though sheer, it contains a variety of champagne gold frost which gives off a translucent sparkle.

Isnt it so cute? I super love the cat print that I use this with a lip brush and get some product off the back of the tube haha. I like my lipstick with more color and rarely use sheer ones, I sometimes apply a thin layer of concealer on my lips before applying this lipstick to make the shade pop more.

Other available shades (cant wait to get my hands on these too!)

"Moon Shadow"

Exotic red with a hint of pearl

"Clair de Lune"

Soft Pink

Another new item in my kit is Paul and Joe's Face Color. Its a highlighter in pressed powder form which has 2 shades which can be mixed and worn together. Its high shine shimmer powder is perfect to highlight your cheekbones! Whats unique about it is its formula. It's formulated to absorb excess sebum and to adhere to the skin - because you dont need to be oily and luminous at the same time haha.

Here is the one I have =)


Other available shades:

"Harvest Moon" and "Pagan"
(I have my eyes on Pagan, looks so pretty! )

Dont forget to drop by Paul and Joe this weekend, and finish off that christmas list! 25% off on all items =)

Maui Manalo


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