Today’s Dispatch: Wear Better Makeup

Every year, I often find myself failing to meet my goal of using up as many of my existing cosmetics as possible. So far I’ve managed to use up one product for the entire year, which happens to be a moisturizer that was prescribed by my former dermatologist two years ago; the rest of the products that I’ve thrown away

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“Don’t Go on Autopilot.”

I had to post this video here because I feel like this sums up my philosophy: in makeup, in writing, and in life. (Note: Featured YouTuber EmilyNoel83 – real name: Emily Eddington – is also a morning-news anchor who does her own makeup; she knows whereof she speaks, since I’ve worked with TV reporters before and I understand how important it

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Today’s Dispatch: The Beauty Arsenal

I don’t know about you, but I tend to have way too much fun with photo-editing software. First and foremost, let me state for the record that this photo has not been retouched, as evidenced by, um, certain imperfections that have become more pronounced now than they were in my 20s – the likes of which I plan to take

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Today’s Dispatch: Hello, I’m Stella, and I’m a Pinterest Addict.

I am somewhat ashamed of the fact that I put this together on Pinterest, at a moment when I should be studying for my exams. (I am even more ashamed that the pinboard contains a picture of Channing Tatum with his shirt off, and another of you-know-who threatening to rip his apart… but that’s another story.) I am not ashamed, however, of

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Today’s Dispatch: Getting Dolled Up, Finally

I have started buying and wearing makeup again. In particular, I have developed an addiction to Korean makeup. I love the fact that Etude House, Tony Moly, The Face Shop and Skin Food are all under one roof at SM North EDSA. Even better: I could practically stock up on an entire arsenal of stuff from each store for the price of a

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Stella Torres

is the author of the adult contemporary romances Save the Cake, Crushingly Close, and Nine Years Away, as well as the short story “Be Creative” in the anthology Kids These Days: Stories from Luna East Vol. 1.

In her previous life, she has worked in public relations, taught English as a second language, and even attended graduate school (twice!). She has lived in Indonesia, Honolulu, and Quezon City before moving back to her hometown of Los Banos, a few hours’ drive (with traffic) from the heart of Manila.

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