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Heart
Evangelista
On fighting for love,
making mistakes,
and being truly
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KICK-ASS
LIFE ADVICE
FROM ALPHA
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21 COSMO’S HAPPY LIST Get happy
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36 FASHION TREND: PRETTY PASTELS
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38 BEAUTY TREND: NEON ORANGE Get
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42 WHAT WE’RE INTO THIS MONTH
Stuff the editors are going ga-ga for
44 HOT DEBATE Is it still an issue if
your woman earns more than
you do? Guys answer.
46 NAUGHTIEST THING I EVER DID
“I fled from the restaurant
without paying the bill!”
50 THE COSMO CONVO Transgender
student Heart Diño fights for her
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26 Heart Evangelista
76 Swimsuits in Every Style...
844 ...and for Every Shape
and Size!
111 Get Glowing Skin
This Summer
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122 Lame Say About
Why Why Still y
130 When Is It Rape?
132 Motivational Mantras to
Get Bikini-Ready for Good
142 Kick-Ass Life Advice
from Alpha Females
150 Cool Pastels
166 Hot Looks
180 Top Workout Moves
186 What to Eat to Get Your
Bikini Bod
PICK YOUR
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62 GUY WATCH Cosmo’s
stalk-worthy guys
on IG.
64 STUD METER
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68 HIS POINT OF VIEW
What men
really mean
when they say...
70 FOR YOUR GUY
Why you should still
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Fab Fashion
75 SUNNY DISPOSITION
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86 WHAT’S HOT
Cosmo Beauty
93 SUMMER LOVIN’
Beauty picks for your
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94 BEAUTY NEWS
96 BEAUTY Q&A
98 BEAUTY CHEAT SHEET
Burnproof your skin
with these tips.
Man Manual
57 COSMO GUY Geoff
Eigenmann is fit,
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ready to be a Cosmo
Centerfold once more!
58 GUY REPORT Man
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100 GIRL CRUSH We’re
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Love & Lust
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You, You, You
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158 HEAT STROKE Stand
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Hot & Healthy
173 HAVE FUN OUTSIDE!
174 BODY NEWS A kiss a
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away. Really!
175 FOOD BUZZ
176 FITNESS BUZZ
178 JUST JUICE?
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Cosmo Life
182 WEEKEND How to
create your own
summer shindig
184 TRAVEL: HIP CEBU
187 DECORATING TIPS
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12 GET SEXY LIKE HEART
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72 HUNK OF THE MONTH
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There is a funny Pinay dance or
choreographed sequence of steps my
husband has often observed to occur
near bodies of water. It involves the
careful entry into a pool or the ocean and
the well-timed plotting of when and
where to discard an extra piece of fabric
(a sarong, towel, pair of shorts, etc.)
encasing a swimsuit-clad body before (or
sometimes after!) stepping into the
water, succeeded by a mad scramble to
get almost completely submerged.
Then, when it’s time to emerge
from the water, the steps are reversed,
sometimes necessitating the assistance
of a friend coming as close as possible to
hand over the protective body covering
for a quick wrap-around before hitting
land. What’s funny is that this
complicated dance ends up calling even
more attention to whatever body part it is
that needs concealment. And it’s not any
particular shape or size that lends itself
to the rigmarole. I’m not spared—he also
catches me doing the dance in one form
or another, with my own carefully
calculated moves for the “big reveal.”
“Men don’t care about these
things,” my amused hubby says, “why
do women spend so much time and
energy on it?” It’s true: Men let their
paunches and puffy parts hang loose
for all they care and not let whatever
anyone else thinks detract from their
enjoyment. Can’t we just say, “Bakit
ba? This is me, this is how I look, and I
love it! Now excuse me while I happily
make tampisaw.”
Can’t we just own it, whatever “it”
is? Easier said than done! Everyone
(even can’t-get-any-fitter Madonna,
apparently) has body issues, but
meanwhile, as we strive to change what
we can and accept (and hopefully love)
what we can’t, our best friend is our very
own confidence. The self-assured
women in “Sexy at Any Shape: Body
Buddies” are owning it on p.86 for all the
world to see, and Cosmo cheers them on,
while helping them find the most
flattering swimwear styles. In my case, I
find that working out regularly boosts
my body confidence no matter how far
away I am from my fitness goals.
Whatever yours are, “Get Bikini-Ready
For Good,” p.132, helps you not just start
a lifestyle of fitness and health, but more
importantly, sustain it—for good.
March, being Women’s Month, is
the perfect time to empower yourself to
be the fun, fearless, inhibition-free
femme you were meant to be. Heed the
“Kick-Ass Life Advice from Alpha
Females,” p.142, and never be afraid
about being ambitious again.“This Is Not
Why You’re Single,” p.122, tells you not to
worry—you’re amazing just the the way
you are. “What it Feels Like For (Someone
Who Wants to Be) a Girl,” p.50, makes
you appreciate all the things we take for
granted about being female. So pack this
issue in your beach tote and savor every
morsel of summer! Life’s too short.


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Own It!
THE SMILES OF SUMMER!
1 Heart Evangelista’s in a
happy place these days. Find
out why on p.26. 2 Our
favorite morena model and
Cosmo’s 8 Sexiest Michelle
Panemanglor shows us how
to rock the hottest looks this
summer in “Hot Tropic,”
p.166. 3 Cosmo’s 8 Sexiest
Model Maan Marquez had a
grand time shooting at
Movenpick Cebu, p. 150. 4
The Cosmo crew faced their
fears at Sky Experience
Adventure in Cebu. 5 The
Cosmo staff styled your
“Summer Shindig” on p.182.
6 Confidence peg: “Sexy at
Any Shape” (p.87) model
Darlene Anderson is
sexy and she knows
it—and shows it!
Editor’s Letter
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MATERIAL INSTINCTS
“‘How Do You Start Over From
Nothing?’ made me realize
that the things you own can
be taken away anytime, and
that is why you should think
twice before spending your
hard-earned money. Starting
over is not easy, but we have
to have the determination to
do something about it. I also
liked ‘What the Fees?!’ Now
I’m resolved to only withdraw
money from my bank’s ATM
or risk losing more money for
convenience’s sake.” —Krystle, 27
RESOLUTION REBOOT
“‘How To Do Everything Better’ pushed
me to save up and reinvent myself. Andi
Eigenmann’s story of standing up after
a fall was truly inspiring, and her faith in
true love—after all she’s been through—is
admirable. I also can’t wait to start the
year right with the empowering Cosmo
Commandments notebook!” —Rachel, 24
TAKING CHARGE
“I extremely enjoyed ‘She’s the Man’.
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MARCH

CASA VERDE
So you want your own garden but
live in a shoebox. No problem. Give
your place a touch of green by
building your own terrarium, a
micro-garden for the space-
challenged. Cosmo art director
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babies, says, “Being in hardinera
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It’s only March, but you already feel that this is not
shaping up to be your year. Telling you now: It’s all
in the mind. Jot down one thing you’re thankful for
every day and collect happy thoughts in this jar.
Having an attitude of gratitude = fail-safe way to
feel optimistic.
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We’re not saying starve
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March 5, 12, 19 & 26
Find reasons to love yourself
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Get the latest style trends
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specially-designed bag from the
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Cosmo Upfront
She’s had more real-life drama played out in public than any
other actress her age—from landing “unworthy” men to
being denied access to her family’s significant wealth—so
why is she not falling apart? Heart Evangelista opens up
to Cosmo about fighting for love, making mistakes, and why
it’s so much more fulfilling to not be the helpless princess.
BY KRIZETTE CHU
Heart Evangelista,
purposely striding across
the marbled lobby of the Raffles Hotel is a
vision in white, clad in a linen shift dress
(conservative) and five-inch, fuck-me heels
(not so conservative). Even here, in the
hush-hush atmosphere of the five-star
hotel used to hosting visiting VVIPs, she’s
getting furtive looks.
Enormous sunglasses engulf half of her
delicate face, and gold bracelets jingle on
her slender wrist as she swings a black
Hermès Kelly bag whose handle is
wrapped in precious multicolored twilly.
You’ve got to give it to her—nobody does
class like she does: Heart Evangelista is
chica to the bone.
She’s in the middle of a tough and stress-
ful week—My Trophy Wife, her movie with
Derek Ramsay and Cristine Reyes, has
been completely re-shot thrice; and just a
week before, her awkward and tense inter-
view with the controversial model/accuser
Deniece Cornejo got flak from viewers, with
social media buzzing about how she bun-
gled what could’ve been an explosive coup.
Still, after slumping wearily on a chair in
her breathtaking hotel suite and professing
how tired and out of sorts she is today, the
doe-eyed beauty is looking none worse for
the wear.
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abrupt changes aren’t new to her. As
celebrity host of the gossip show Star-
talk, newly-revived to fill the Sunday
chika time slot, Heart begins a new
phase, trading her celebrity-on-the-hot-
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Heart on...
Heart on...
COSMO: What was the one thing you did that
made you independent?
HEART: Letting go of certain strongholds in
my life; the ones that were really major
influences on me. My parents, for one. When
they’d tell me I was beautiful, I really felt
beautiful; when they’d tell me I could do it,
then I really did; when they’d say I couldn’t,
then I didn’t even try. I had to get rid of that
because I had to stand on my own two feet. I
realized I couldn’t rely on anyone, not even
on my boyfriend, which had always been my
mistake before: If I couldn’t rely on my par-
ents, I’d rely on my boyfriend. But now I have
to really let go of everybody. If things can
turn sour for your family, what more with
other people?
COSMO: How’d you come to this realization?
HEART: I turned 29. Being independent had
been on my mind for the longest time. Even
when I was with my parents, I wanted to han-
dle my finances, my schedules, myself. Back
then, even when I wanted to say “no,” I’d say
“yes.” Sometimes you can’t force things, but
something happens—like a nuclear bomb
going off—and you have to decide how to
react to it. In my case, severing the relation-
ship came from them. It was bound to hap-
pen. When you love your parents you do
everything, until the Universe conspires to
make something happen to force you to [take
action]. You wake up one day and tell your-
self, you know what, this can’t go on any-
more! In the end, when [your parents] are
gone and you’re left alone in this world, how
are you going to manage or survive? And
you’ll only know what to do when you’ve
actually experienced or gone through it.
COSMO: How hard was it for you to cut those
ties with your parents?
HEART: It’s hard because I’m very Filipino,
very conservative. It’s either you follow
them, and get to be with them, or I do my
thing, which means I can’t [be with them.]
COSMO: How independent are you now?
HEART: I do my groceries, I go to the bank,
do my taxes and all those things I never had
to worry about before. It was really hard in
the beginning. I had a tantrum when Chiz
forced me to go to the bank so I’d learn about
post-dated checks, time deposits, and the
money market. The hardest thing is, I feel so
dumb most of the time. Chiz would explain
to me a contract that I needed to sign and I’d
have to ask him to explain it to me again and
again. He would ignore me when I cried, so I
learned to be a bit more responsible. I’m
much better now. But the best thing [about
being independent] is that I’ve learned how to
prioritize and to save. I’ve improved a lot.
When I became protective of myself, I real-
ized I had become my own woman.
“For the longest time, to be honest, I
was insecure about being chinita.
Sure, coming in, that was my selling
point, but during the time I started,
mestizas were all the rage. It was so
hard for me to fit in. When I got over
that, I started obsessing about my
height. I’m just 5’2, that’s not tall
enough. After I got over that, I found
something else to obsess about. I used
to starve myself to become thin. After
some time, after everything I had been
through, I learned to accept myself.
There’s always going to be somebody
thinner, prettier, more talented. The
trials I had to go through built my char-
acter, so now I realize I have an edge.
I used to have a boyfriend who’d tell
me I was fat. I realized, partly, that it
was my fault. The fact is, I asked him
for his opinion. Conscious ka, eh, when
you should just be confident. Mali. If I
wanted to lose weight, I should’ve done
it for myself. Before, my boyfriends’
validation, how they wanted me to
look, was so important to me, and it ate
me up inside. But if you think about it,
they fell in love with the person I was.
Although I felt good being thin, if you
compare that feeling to what I have
now with Chiz—I just feel so adored, so
loved and appreciated. I can do no
wrong in his eyes. It’s nice to be with
someone like that.”

When I became protective of
myself, I realized I had become
my own woman.

CUTTING TIES WITH HER PARENTS
AND BEING TRULY INDEPENDENT
BEING CALLED
FAT, STARVING
HERSELF,
LEARNING TO
LOVE HER BODY
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But that switch is nothing new or shock-
ing: Heart’s lived publicly through a life-
time’s worth of artistic phases—the
ingénue; the star, where she took the
lead in soap operas (which opened up her
world to meeting hunky co-stars and the
trouble they bring, ad infinitum); the
prodigal daughter, in a role that fasci-
nated the masses as she chucked star-
dom to the side in favor of love; a
repentant rebel; and currently, a senator’s
girlfriend. Her detractors can say what
they will, but nobody can accuse Heart of
a boring life or not standing her ground.

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Cosmo Upfront
Heart on...
FALLING FOR A
ONCE-MARRIED
MAN AND FIGHTING
FOR LOVE.
COSMO: You let it slip on Startalk that k
your 29th birthday is the last you’ll
spend single. Are you engaged?
HEART: I only said that because I’m on
such a high right now. Everyone’s
going well, and I am so in love. I am
just so definite and sure about this
guy that if he asks me tomorrow to
marry him, I’ll say yes.
COSMO: Why are you sure about him?
HEART: He’s home. Of course I’ve been
in love before, but with Chiz, we’ve
never faced an issue that made me
want to give up. I’ve never felt this way
before. He is so patient with me. He
stays away from me when I’m needy.
Alam niya paano ako i-handle. - Ayaw
niya na ilipat ’yung dependence g koon
my parents to him. He wants me to be
able to learn on my own. He made me
grow in that area. It’s tough love, but
he makes me feel secure.
COSMO: What’s the greatest
challenge of your relationship?
HEART: Obviously he is much older
than I am, has been married before,
and has kids—that was something
new to me. I didn’t know how to act in
front of them, or hug him in front of
them. I’m also like a child myself.
COSMO: He’s added a lot to your life.
What are you adding to his?
HEART: He always tells me that I gave
him life again, inspired him to be
healthy, to dress up, to see the world.
Now he understands that there is
more to life than just being a political
monster. He works hard but when
he’s home, he’s home.
COSMO: Your relationships have
been epic. What’s one thing you
learned about love?
HEART: Don’t let anybody meddle in
“ There’ll
always be
somebody
thinner,
prettier, more
talented. The
trials I went
through built
my character,
so now I realize
I have an edge.”

I’m with
someone
who makes
me feel I
can do no
wrong...

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your life. During the elections, when Chiz
was running for senator, I felt I was a
curse, that I wasn’t doing him good. But he
was so adamant about assuring me not to
let it get to me. If I only knew I was going to
meet this guy, I should have just waited for
him so I would have been spared all the
trouble, tears, and hassle. But no, I was
rebelling, in a hurry to be in a relationship.
My favorite journey in life is the one I’m
in now. I’m in the promised land already.
I’m with my dream guy. We’ve passed the
tough times. The journey with him is
harder than everything I’ve been through
with other guys. But I realize what we
have right now, and that makes up for it.

1
KEEP GOOD PEOPLE
AROUND YOU. Treasure your
friends. I’d rather have a handful of
friends rather than an army of acquain-
tances. I’ve found my lifetime friends.
They’re my family now, and without
them, I wouldn’t know what to do.
I was bullied, so I never believed in
the idea of big groups. [I don’t want to
be] one of those mean girls or an It girl
type, na you’re all together, you’re all
beautiful. You don’t have to be a
supermodel, basta we click. I’m jologs m ,
I’m kowboy. I love expensive things, but
my friends are the simplest people and I
love that.
2
YOU HAVE TO APPRECIATE
WHAT YOU DO. When it gets tough
and you catch yourself complaining,
stop yourself. Remind yourself that
you are blessed to be doing what
you do.
3
WORK YOUR ASS OFF. K You
never know when it’ll end. In my indus-
try, you don’t get a lot of chances, and
I’ve had so many. Deserve your spot.
4
HAVE TIME FOR YOURSELF.
Put yourself before anyone else, other- rr
wise you’ll scratch everyone’s face in
frustration.
5
BE PRAYERFUL. I’d have gone
crazy if I felt I was alone and didn’t believe
in a higher power.
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My favorite thing toInstagram is:
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Increase your strength and your
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PRETTY IN
PASTELS
FASHION TREND
Sweet, lightweight and feminine, the sugary pastel
trend takes a fresher spin this summer.
Stephanie
Pratt
Lace tank
top, Topshop,
P1,595.
Cropped halter,
Apartment 8,
P680.
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When color-blocking
the trend, choose at
least 2 to 3 pastel
hues.
Keep your look
monochromatic—
match a plain
pastel with a
painterly print in
the same
powdery hue.
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Sneakers,
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Blazer,
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Coleen
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your lips remain
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Go with a
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dusting loose setting
powder on top.
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Pair neon lips
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MAC
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Factory
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P850.
ModelCo Party Proof
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P745.
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sweat it out without the hassle of holding your phone.
Sexy Stomach
Pick bananas over apples. While apple skin causes
bloating, banana pushes digestion, which keeps
the tummy healthy (and flat!). Mix it with your diet
as a delicious smoothie to make the yellow serving
yummier.
Power Pill
Is stress draining your healthy glow? Go for the perfect
pill that provides needed vitamins for your body and
skin. Vitamins A and E are good for the skin,
eyes, and immune system. For heart,
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Myra E
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Buscopan
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P21
Belo
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30s, P1,440,
60s, P2,700
Cosmo Body
Dietary
Supplement
5s, P86.50,
60s, P900
Mosbeau Collagen
Drink, P925
Ready your skin
for sizzling fun under
the sun. At Watsons,
there’s always more
to summer!
Waterproof and Water
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Go for waterproof or water-resistant
sunblock if you’re going for a swim.
Waterproof sunscreen keeps you protected
for 80 minutes, while water-resistant
sunscreen lasts for 40 minutes.
Broad Spectrum Protection:
A Must!
Always check if your sunblock lotion has
Broad Spectrum Protection against UVA
and UVB. Without this, your skin may be
protected from sunburn, but not against skin
cancer. Put your skin’s safety first before
strutting that hot bod.
Sunblock Retouch
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Kojie San
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Vaseline
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P284.75
Neutrogena
Ultra Sheer
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Ultra MD
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P349
Belo Sun
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Banana
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Bucas Grande Islands,
Surigao del Norte
Board
shorts,
Sassa,
P369.75.
From
the Sexy
Solutions
Detox Kit.
China Glaze
Texture Nail TT
Lacquer in
Toe-Tally
Textured,
P350.
Yoga mat
bag, Yakang
Yaka Barter,
P875.
Water bottle,
dhgate.com,
P120.
The Lip Scrub
by Sara Happ
in Lemonade,
P1,450.
The Balm
Bahama
Mama
Bronzer
The Power
of Habit by
Charles Duhigg,
P429.29, National
Book Store.
Help Me
bookmark,
P75 set
of four,
Powerbooks.

Savasana
in Style
“You’ll see more pep in your
poses each time you use this
silk-screened, Yakan-inspired
yoga bag and carry-all.”
—MYRZA SISON,
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Lipsmackin’
“I’m a lipstick junkie, so
it’s important that I buff
dead skin cells off my lips
nightly. This lip scrub is one
of my faves.”
—REGINA BELMONTE,
ASSOCIATE BEAUTY
EDITOR
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Double
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“This water bottle-cum-
dumbbell keeps me
hydrated while jogging, and
functions as weights for
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—JOY CONCEPCION,
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Summer
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“This bright pop of color
on my nails makes me smile
whenever I catch a glimpse of
it. It’s so fresh and happy!”
—DONNACUNA-PITA,
FASHIION DIRECTOR

Citrus
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“This perky pair makes
me want to surf all
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Juice-y!
Forget sexy, I feel
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Is it still an
issue if your
woman
earns more
than you do?
DEBATE
When you hit it big, will he
pop the cork, or a nerve?
Ping Ronquillo, 32
Copywriter
Growing up, we men were
raised with the idea of being
providers. We were pretty
much taught to always take
care of the bill during dates,
and to make sure we have
enough in our wallets so
our ladies won’t have to fork
out anything.
I once had a girlfriend who
earned more than I did. It
didn’t feel good when she’d pay
the lion’s share of our dinner
bill. Call it insecurity, but it
isn’t. Call it old-fashioned, but
I still believe taking care of
finances is a manly responsi-
bility. Take the capacity to pro-
vide away from most men and
you’ll see them working hard
to get it back.
There’s also the issue of not
feeling like you’re an equal in a
relationship. When a woman
earns more than her man
does, chances are, she also
holds a higher position at
work. It could get quite awk-
ward when people in our re-
spective circles find out she’s a
manager and I’m a gopher.
Maybe it all boils down to
our egos being hurt. Perhaps
we don’t want others to see us
out-earned by our partners. It’s
just how we’re wired. While it
may not be an issue right away,
at some point it will be.
In this day and age, is it still
an issue to want a beautiful
woman who has ended up
better than you have in every
professional aspect? Is it better
to kill off any hidden desire we
have for that successful, “short
skirt, long jacket”-wearing
heartbreaker who is a lot more
stable and secure, and can buy
you, your friends, and the entire
club? I really don’t think so.
Why I think that is based on
my own experience. You see, I
never finished college, but I
still ended up working in
advertising, which pays pretty
well. However, my salary is just
a third of what my doctor-
girlfriend makes. I collect
sneakers, she collects watches.
And I’m not talking about
G-Shocks. She even gave me a
Panerai for my last birthday.
You get the picture. But do any
of her actions bother me? Does
she make me feel small, less, or
lacking, to the point that I start
reconsidering her being The
One? Nope. Because at the end
of the day, when we’re both in
bed and ready to sleep,
regardless of who made more
money that day or ended up
paying for dinner, I still make
her feel like what she is to me—
my woman. And that’s always
more than enough for her.
Wayne Tulio, 30
Editor
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You’re off to
conquer the
world, is he
coming along
for the ride?


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Party hard...then run. Fast.
I was so mad about getting stood up by a
guy that I phoned some friends to save me
from a lonely Saturday night so we could
have a wild, booze-filled time. We hopped
from one place to another, looking for the
wildest crowd to party with. I sprang for
the cover charge for all my friends, bought
them a round or two, and left when we
didn’t like the vibe anymore.
The first bar we went to was a posh
college-kid hangout. I texted an ex-fling
who had connections and scored prime
seats at the VIP section. Feeling flushed,
we danced the night away, with booze
flowing. I didn’t bother to check the bill as
I was so intent on having fun. When it
arrived, I had a mini-heart attack, but I
whipped my credit card out, determined
that nothing would ruin my night.
We moved to another club, but this time
I didn’t have any contacts to get me in, so I
decided to chummy up to a seedy-looking
bouncer and slipped him a thousand-
peso bill to make sure my friends and I
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“I Fled From
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Without Paying
The Bill!”
NAUGHTIEST THING
got a good table. It worked. We got hit
on by quite a few good-looking guys, so
it was worth the “cover charge.” Again,
we downed drinks like water. The bill
almost gave me a seizure, but because
my friends didn’t (actually, couldn’t)
chip in, I had to swipe my plastic again.
Uh-oh.
High on alcohol, GV, and the
attention of hot men, my friends and I
drove to yet another club, ordered yet
another round of drinks, and actually
stayed ’til closing time. Total damage
for the night: P30,000—more than
what I earn in my job!
I was so smashed, my friends had to
drag me back to the car, where they left
me in peace snoring in the backseat. I
thought we’d be driving home, but I
woke up a couple hours later to bright
sunlight to find we were in Tagaytay.
“For brunch,” they said. Dizzy,
dehydrated, and famished, we ordered
the most expensive meals on the
menu. I was about to get the bill when
I realized I had reached my CC limit
with no cash on hand. My friends
were also broke.
Our alcohol-fogged brains tried to
map out a brilliant plan to flee from
the scene. One of us stood up for a
“bathroom” run, while my other friend
and I tiptoed-darted our way out.
When we all got into the car, we
revved up the engine and hurtled
towards Manila. We were a couple
kilometers down the road when a
friend realized she’d left her bag at the
table! We were beyond mortified—we
didn’t want to go back after skipping
the bill! But we couldn’t really leave
her bag with all her IDs in it, so we
took the longest U-turn of our lives
and proceeded to approach the
restaurant with fear. When we got
back, my friend went down to grab her
stuff and was accosted by the glaring
waiter with the bill. We ended up
driving to an ATM machine miles
away—while my friend had to wait at
the restaurant clutching the bill while
the waiter stood guard beside her. Talk
about a smooth escape. Q
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chow not on
me!

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Can my gynecolo-
gist be my primary
ygy
doctor too?
g yp g yp
A Sure—they’re trained in head-to-toe medicine.
And since you see your gyne often, you’ll be treated by
an MD who knows you and your body. But make sure
to ask your gyne if she’s comfortable in this role. If she
is, she may request extra tests (like blood work and
skin checks) so she’s catching everything a GP would.
And see a specialist for complicated issues or ones
requiring follow-up.
Q I'm a nurse working
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enough to cover my basic
expenses. I feel like the time
has come for me to take
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can provide for their needs,
but at the same time leave
enough for myself?
A If you have siblings, ask them to pitch
in. Just because you earn more doesn’t
mean you have to spend for all their
expenses. Encourage them to use the
money you send to set up a business or find
a way to generate more income. You do
know you can’t do this forever, right?
“The ideal amount you should send home is
10 percent,” says financial planner Joe
Ferreria. “You have to make sure you’re
saving cash for yourself, lest you end up
relying on your own children in old age.”
Q I’m dating a really
great guy but he kisses
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like a suction pump.
Suggestions, please.
A Unless he’s Christian Grey
himself, you absolutely have a say.
“Men love it when a woman takes
action,” says sex and life coach Eric
Amaranth. Sweetly, sexily
introduce a new smooching style
by sliding on top of him and telling
him you want to play a little kissing
game. Then take turns frenching
each other quickly, sensually,
hungrily—whatever moves you. It
will give you a chance to tell him, “I
love it when you kiss me deeply.”
Just don’t be shy. “If you don’t tell
somebody what you like, they don’t
know what to give you,” says
Barbara Carellas, author of Ecstasy
is Necessary. If he doesn’t improve?
Consider kissing him goodbye.
ASK COSM
O
FROM RANDOM LITTLE
ISSUES TO MAJOR LIFE
DRAMAS, WE’VE GOT
YOUR BACK.

Q My fiancé and I
have great sex, but
lately I prefer
masturbating to
porn. WTF?
A Choosing your hand over
your man probably means
you’re super stressed. “After a
long day, masturbating is just
easier,” Barbara Carrellas,
author of Ecstasy is Necessary,
says. “You know you’re going
to get off but don’t have to take
care of someone else.” Beyond
tired? Initiate some lazy spoon
sex with your guy. Just don’t let
XXX sex replace the real
thing. “Porn is the junk food of
sexuality,” Carrellas says.
“Nothing wrong with an
occasional fast-food meal, but
a steady diet of it is really not
going to make you feel good.”
SOLO FLIGHT
Your doctor will
Pap you now.
Cosmo Upfront

Feels
Like for
a Girl
(som
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Cosmo Upfront
This Women’s Month, the first
transgender chairperson of UP
Diliman’s Student Council Heart Diño
wants you to appreciate and embrace
every aspect of your womanhood—
and never take it for granted.
“Ay, lalaki pala,” muttered the waitress taking my order at a café.
Then, it struck me: No matter how long my hair is, howkikay w
my outfit is, or how confident I am, I’ll never be a “normal” girl.
I was five when I first realized I was different: I chose dolls
over robots, dresses over shirts, girl playmates over boys. My
parents used to hit me when they caught me. I had a little more
leeway at school, until my high school adviser told my mom
she saw me putting on makeup. (Reminder: Never out anyone.
Coming out is a personal decision).
My parents accepted me, but on one condition: I could be gay
as long as I didn’t act effeminate or wear women’s clothing. At
first, this was more than enough for me. But when I understood
my gender identity and sexuality more, I had to come out again:
I realized I wasn’t gay (just physically attracted to other males),
but transgender (born male but identifying with females.
Defining factor: self-identification.)
As I opened myself up to this truth, I exposed myself not just
to rejection and abandonment, but to prejudice and ridicule.
Public restrooms are an exercise in second-guessing, not
because we think we don’t belong, but because we experience
condescension from some women. Men’s restrooms? Not an
option. The difficulty extends to every possible scenario:
accessing public establishments like restaurants and bars,
health and social services, even job opportunities.
Like you “real” women, transwomen are pressured to
conform to societal standards of beauty. We have to be
“passable,” showing no hint of being male, so we undergo
hormone replacement to counter testosterone by adding more
estrogen to our bodies. It’s hard enough to be a girl, what more
trying to conceal masculine features? When my girlfriends
complain about some imagined flaw, I snap with a tart
“Exchangena lang tayo!” They laugh and say, “OK !! na pala.”
When you complain about how “fat” and “imperfect” you are,
think of us, taking hormone pills, buying special undies or
enduring surgery to add feminine curves or hide certain
“bulges” just to look—and feel—like a woman. When you fret
about how hard dating is, imagine us: I once met a cute guy at a
party. He had no idea, and I didn’t think it was my responsibility
to out myself to him so early. After a month of dating, I ’fessed
up, hoping I had given him enough time to know me beyond
my sexuality. He left right away.
Everyone pays lip service about
“respecting” us, but I know
someone like myself is still seen as
a “lesser” kind of female. But the
truth is—and this I fight for every
day––I am a girl. I may not have
breasts or a vagina, but my
womanhood is not defined by or
limited to my physical attributes.
Womanhood should go beyond
what’s between our legs and
bearing a child. ■
“One is not
born, but
rather
becomes a
woman.”
—Simone
de Beauvoir,
French feminist
“I am a girl and I
fight for this every
day,” says Heart
Diño.
COSMO CONVO
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Cosmo readers share their steamiest
secrets and embarrassing experiences.
FunFearless
RED FLAG
“MY DATE AND I
DECIDED TO GO DUTCH,
BUT AS I REACHED FOR
MY WALLET TO PAY FOR
MY SHARE, I FOUND
OUT I HAD NO CASH
ON ME. HE OFFERED TO
PAY, SAVING ME FROM
EMBARRASSMENT. WE
HAD A LOVELY TIME, UN-
TIL HE TOOK ME HOME.
AS I ALIGHTED FROM
HIS CAR, I NOTICED A
BRIGHT RED STAIN ON
MY SEAT! I WANTED TO
DIE WHEN I REALIZED
MY PERIOD HAD
ARRIVED.”—EISE, 27
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“My friends and I
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new coffee shop.
Since we were
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Americano and
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ourselves. We
couldn’t hide our
disgust for its bitter
taste, so we kept
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creamer to make it
bearable. We gave
up trying to look
cool when we
saw a couple of
guys laughing
at us.” —ZEL, 32
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Fire Hazard
“My guy and I went on a trip with my parents last Christmas.
Only twin sharing rooms were available, so my BF roomed with
my brother while I stayed with my sister. One night, my mom
and sister went to the spa and my brother took a bath, so my
guy saw it as a chance to hook up. We couldn’t decide which
room to do it in, so we settled for the fire exit. We ran the risk
of getting caught by strangers, or being captured on the CCTV,
which only made it totally hot.” —V, 20
Bar Ops
“My ex and I used to go on a lot of double dates with his guy friend who’d
bring different women each time. He was cute and charming, so it was
no wonder he had a lot of girls. When my ex and I broke up, I started
frequenting clubs. At a club one night, I saw his charming friend, and we
got to talking and then drunk-dancing. Then, as if he couldn’t take the
teasing anymore, he grabbed my arm and told me ‘Let’s get out of here!’ I
didn’t even have time to grab my bag because we were in such a hurry to
get it on. Needless to say, we had the hottest sex I’ve ever had in my life.”
—BAD EX,22
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Diner Dash
“While my guy’s mom was out doing the groceries,
we decided to christen the kitchen and made love
on the counter. But as soon as we both climaxed, we
heard the gates to his driveway open! We made a
dash for our clothes and rushed to clean up the
mess in the kitchen before slumping down the
couch and pretending to watch TV.” —SUZANNE, 22
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Caution:
Hot
surface!
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“I love
smelling my own
farts, so whenever
I’m alone, I fart and
figure out how each fart
smells differently
from another.”
—BABYBEAR, 24


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GUY CONFESSIONS
His shameless scams and juiciest
secrets revealed.
Fun, Fearless, Confessions
BOY BLOOPERS
WET AND WILD
I DON’T KNOW WHY,
BUT MY LIBIDO SKY-
ROCKETED AFTER A
FOOTBALL TRAINING
SESSION ONE DAY–SO I
ASKED MY GIRLFRIEND
FOR SOME HEAD.
SHE WAS RELUCTANT
SINCE I WAS PRETTY
GNARLY, BUT A LITTLE
LAMBING CHANGED
HER MIND. WHAT SHE
DIDN’T KNOW WAS I
WOULD NEVER HAVE
GONE DOWN ON HER
BEEF RIGHT AFTER
SHE’S BEEN THROUGH
SOME HEAVY SWEAT-
ING. UNFAIR, I KNOW.
—GREG, 21
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“I hit it off with this
girl I met in
Boracay, but we
didn’t get to do
much except
exchange numbers.
She was game to
meet up in Manila
and I was stoked to
follow through—
except I forgot to
use sunblock while I
was at the beach, so
I was shedding like
a snake. That would
have left quite an
impression on her.”
—JED, 24
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“I had a class with a
girl I flirt for fun with.
She seemed into me,
but it was really a
one-way thing. After
a random conversa-
tion about sushi, she
surprised me with
a tray the next day.
I said thanks, but
made an excuse
about prior lunch
plans. Thanks to her
though, I had some
nice Japanese
food to share with
this other girl I
actually liked.” —JOE, 30
1
Tasty Trainee
“I was tasked to train
this newly promoted
colleague who hap-
pened to have a really
obnoxious girlfriend.
We spent a lot of time
together, which infuri-
ated her, causing them
to constantly fight
about me. He eventu-
ally lef her for me. She
kept on trying to recon-
cile with him, so to spite
her, he and I would go
on coffee breaks and
end up making out in
the pantry where she
could walk in on us
anytime.” —WICKED WITCH, 30
“I told her
sweaty
is sexy.”
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Skater Chick
“While on a foreign
exchange program in
Belgium, my friends and
I went to a bar and got
very drunk. My guy and
I felt frisky soon after, so
we excused ourselves to
“take a walk.” When we
came to a skate park, we
couldn’t resist the temp-
tation to do it out in the
open in a foreign coun-
try, so he took me from
behind while I grabbed
the skate ramps. Then,
we heard our friends’
voices turning the corner.
They started laughing and
making moaning noises
while cheering us on to
continue. So much for
risk-taking!”—SKATEBOARD, 18
“While
escaping my
girlfriend’s place
with a blanket-
rope–I kicked in
the downstairs
neighbor’s window.”
—MIKE, 21


Itching for a
new adventure
with your
barkada? Here
are ways to
make that
ultimate all-day
adventure one
for the books.
GUIDE
ADVENTURES
SARAH
ADVERTISINGFEAT
The Life of a Superstar
Sarah’s singing prowess has propelled her to superstar
status, proclaiming her as the Philippines’ popstar
princess. Her daily hustle involves a never-ending series
of performances, rehearsals, interviews, endorsement
shoots, and everything else in between. Her daily life is an
adventure that others can only experience in their wildest
dreams.
Sarah’s busy schedule leaves her little time for anything else,
but she always has these must-haves with her:
‡ A trusty ponytail, to keep her look well-maintained as she spends
grueling hours practicing dance and song numbers
‡ A hydrating spray, to keep her fresh as she shifts from one
commitment to the other
‡ Sarah always makes sure she faces her daily all-day adventures
with smooth, fragrant hair—care of Sunsilk!
It’s that time of the year
when the sun is high and our
desire for great adventures
is at its peak. Summer is
definitely the season to
explore uncharted territory
and enjoy the company of
your barkada. Make your
#SunsilkHairkada adventure
memorable with these tips.
1. In your travels, always
keep an open mind about
new experiences. You
have to stray from the
itinerary and try things you
didn’t plan for—learn to be
spontaneous and appreciate
the art of surprise.
2. Always do your research.
It never hurts to read up and
get acquainted with your
chosen destination.
3. Never forget your travel
essentials. Always remember
to keep a checklist of clothes
and shoes to bring, medicine
and first aid, and of course,
your beauty and grooming
stash.
Never forget to stay
beautiful during trips and
travels, as it enriches your
adventure by giving you
confidence to seek fresh
experiences and try new
things. With the best-ever
Sunsilk, you can enjoy your
#SunsilkHairkada adventures
and have smooth and
fragrant hair wherever you
go all day!
JASMINE
JULIA
Balancing Act
Jasmine Curtis-Smith shuttled between Manila and Sydney,
taking vacations in the former while studying and living
in the latter. She successfully managed to complete work
fulfillments here while earning her high school diploma in the
Land Down Under. Jasmine decided to fully move to Manila to
attend college and pursue showbiz. This breakthrough star is
proving that she can take on things with determination.
Switching from high-profile celebrity to a simple university
girl is not easy, but Jasmine does it in a breeze, because of
these must-bring things:
‡ A daily planner, where she jots down schedules, assignments
and reminders she can’t forget
‡ Her camera, where she avidly takes snapshots of work and
school life
‡ Smooth hair that’s fragrant all day—care of Sunsilk
For more details on the hairkada adventures, visit
the Hair Experts fan page at
www.facebook.com/hairexperts
The Girl is Now a Lady
One of the most bankable teen stars in the country,
Julia Montes has experienced fame at a very young
age, from her Goin’ Bulilit days to her much-
acclaimed role as young villainess in the Mara Clara
remake. Julia had to prove her worth as an actress,
at a young age of fifteen. Probably because of her
hard work and talent, Julia successfully made it to
be a teen idol all on her own.
Julia’s career adventure has made her into a girl of
strength, confidence and beauty. Take a look at her
daily must-haves:
‡ Her cell phone, which she constantly uses to
communicate with friends
‡ A comfortable pillow, to keep her company as she
spends long hours in taping
‡ Julia never leaves home without her constant
companion—Sunsilk, keeping her hair smooth and fragrant
all day, and making Julia ready for her next big role
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The hunky-again actor spills his plans
for the summer, the year…and even for
the long-term future (wedding bells,
perhaps?). Find out what he said that
made us go “Aww!” and “Yay!”
Geoff
Eigenmann
Q Besides working out, what mind tricks
help you stay on the get-fit track?
A I just try to beat what I did previously.
Like what I did today at the gym, I’ll try to
beat tomorrow—more reps, more
intensity. The weight loss is just a bonus.
Q What did you discover about yourself in
the process of getting fit?
A I used to hate people who go to the gym.
I’d say, “There’s more to life than going to
the gym.” But now that I’ve experienced it,
I know na why they do it everyday. It’s
really a lifestyle change and I’d rather stay
that way than not do anything.
Q You posed in a bathtub as a Cosmo
Centerfold—one of our readers’ most
favorite Centerfold images...
A Oh yeah! Carla has one above her bed!
Q Can you see yourself doing it again?
A Honestly, yes! I’m actually targeting
the Cosmo Bachelor Bash this year. I’m
definitely preparing for that, and I’m
motivated now more than ever.
Q Your relationship with Carla seems
unbreakable. What’s your secret?
A Everything we need to talk about or
that’s bothering us, we lay it out, we
discuss it. We’ve basically come to a
point where we don’t sugarcoat
anything na talaga eh. We just lay it
straight, even if it hurts.
Q Have you talked about marriage?
A We have…although it’s mostly
people who ask us about it. We haven’t
really sat down [to discuss it].
Q Do you see your relationship going for
the long term?
A Yes. Definitely. I’ve been with other
girls, and the one I’m with now is
totally…you can’t even compare her to
anyone. I’d be an idiot to let her go. If
things don’t work out, sayang talaga. But
I’m really hoping she’s the one. „
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As Einstein once said, guys don’t always add up. Do the man math and find out if you
should sear him into your brain like a times table or forget him like senior-year trig.
He calls you dude Takes you only on brunch dates
So deep in the friend zone, you
might as well be his cousin.
He texts only after midnight
Treats you to vodka sodas
but no actual meals
He’s just trying to get it in.
Announces he had a really
great time via Twitter
He “checks in” at your date
spot (and tags you)
He’s desperate to make
someone else jealous.
He plays Cher’s greatest
hits on repeat in his car His drink order ends in tini
What you’re selling,
he ain’t buying.
He guides you through crowded
rooms by your lower back
Doesn’t ask you to turn off
your GIRLS marathon
It might be love.
MANQUATIONS
You + Me - Your Ex =
Us 2gether 4ever.


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Co•logne•o•ca•tion
n: When a man bathes himself
in fragrance, suffocating you with
the scent of woodsy top notes.
[Usage: “I need to leave this cheesy
club before I die of cologneocation.”]
Con•ve•nien•ship
n: When someone engages in
a relationship with another
person because he/she lives
geographically nearby rather
than for romantic reasons.
[Usage: “I’m not that into him, but he
lives in my apartment building so I
can’t resist our convenienship.”]
Floor•drobe n: When a
messy man utilizes the ground
as a free-form dresser, ignoring
hangers, closets, drawers, or
folding of any kind.
[Usage: “He took me back to his
apartment for the first time last
night, and his room was just a
giant floordrobe.”]
Guy•ber•na•tionn: When
dudes stay in to watch ESPN for
NBA season, completely throwing
off the girl-to-guy ratio at bars.
[Usage: “Officially no one to make
out with tonight—all the men are
in guybernation.”]
Ro•man•ti•cide n: When a
person performs a grand, dramatic
romantic action that effectively
ruins the relationship.
[Usage: “I had to tell Brian that
buying a couples puppy one week
into his relationship is
committing romanticide.”]
Tex•tro•vert n: A guy who is
far more outgoing via text, Gchat,
and other forms of nonverbal
communication than he is in life.
[Usage: “Mike’s a regular Jimmy
Fallon when we’re texting, but
once I see him in person, he’s
ridiculously shy—total textrovert!”]
LOST INMANSLATION
Sexicon
Blowout
Sometimes there are no words to
describe dudes. Seriously, the terms
literally did not exist—until now.
MENN
DIAGRAMS
SOMETIMES TWO GOOD
QUALITIES ADD UP TO MAKE ONE
VERY BAD BOYFRIEND. BEWARE
THESE RED-FLAG COMBOS.
HE’S SO TECH
SAVVY, IT’S LIKE
HAVING YOUR
OWN I.T. GUY.
HE HATES
TO SEE
YOU SAD.
HE DUMPS
YOU VIA TEXT.
HE’S ADORABLY
LOYAL TO HIS
FAVORITE
BASKETBALL
TEAMS.
HE WANTS TO
SHARE EVERY
PART OF HIS
LIFE WITH YOU.
DURING
BASKETBALL
SEASON, HE
MORPHS INTO HIS
ALTEREGO: DRUNK,
SCREAMING,
PAINTED-CHEST
GUY.
HE’S REALLY,
REALLY FUN
IN BED.
HE’S ALJUR
ABRENICA–
LEVEL BUFF.
SEX SENDS
YOU TO THE
CHIROPRACTOR
ONCE A WEEK.

man • manual
We admit, we’ve double-tapped practically all
these hotties’ Instagram pics.
GUYS WE
STALK ON IG
GUY WATCH
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@atomaraullo
We’ve been on every
food/travel trip this
guy’s taken with
his lady love (a.k.a.
@therealmarian).
@imdongdantes
If he’s not our
hunkspiration, he’s
our fitspiration.
@mateoguidicelli
Whether it’s his own pic
or a regram, this
funnyman’s posts
always make us ROFL.
@luckymanzano
Our favorite RB hashtags:
#KilignessIsMyWeakness
#LikeAPogi
#StudyNowLandi
LaterProgram
@ramonbautista
Because abs.
@samajdani
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KICK-ASS
LAME-ASS
Check out which guys are getting
sexier by the minute...and who’s
totally turning us off.
Stud Meter

PIOLO PASCUAL
PJ explains why he didn’t pursue Toni G 13
years ago: “It’s as simple as giving her the
chance to shine on her own.” Looking at her star
wattage now, Toni should say “TY, Papa P!”

PHIL YOUNGHUSBAND
Once upon a time, Phil and Angel Locsin were
one of those if-they-break-up-we-quit-life
couples. But dude gets a gold star for keeping
mum about Gel in general. Score!
JANNO GIBBS
If you’ve ever been compared to a brilliant
friend working in the same field, you’ll feel for
Janno. Now that GMA’s “official songwriter”
Ogie Alcasid has switched networks, Gibbs is
ready to write songs again. Here’s us wishing
his next single is a massive hit.
LUIS MANZANO
While he’s happy to hear about Angel Locsin’s
I-still-love-Lucky declaration, he chose to keep
things on the down low: “Showbiz na nga
kami, isu-showbiz pa ba namin ang relasyon
namin?” Boom!
KRISTOFFER MARTIN
Post nth breakup with Joyce Ching, he took
back the ring he gave her, saying he’s not
ready for a commitment. Um, how about you
tween stars pull a TSwift and never ever get
back together?
JUSTIN BIEBER
Smoking pot, drinking, and assaulting an
officer...is the Biebs breaking bad? While we
all probably did stupid things at 19, maybe he
should consider rehab, pronto.
VHONG NAVARRO
We winced when we saw his banged-up
face on TV, but felt less sorry for him when
he confessed he was cheating on his GF with
model Deniece Cornejo. Ain’t karma a b*tch.
CEDRIC LEE
Whoever’s telling the truth, one thing’s crystal:
Lee owned up to mauling Vhong Navarro. In
what planet is it ok to torture people? That’s
right. NONE.
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He probably doesn’t
want his neck to be
stiff too.
When we first started dating, my guy
cuddled me after sex. Now, he just goes
to sleep. Why?
A At the beginning of relationships, most guys are on their
best behavior. For instance, they will change their sheets
every so often and won’t burp around you. But as they get
comfy, they ease into their normal behaviors. There’s even a
biological reason men don’t love cuddling post sex:
Hormones released in his brain after orgasm can make
him extra sleepy. Let him know you don’t need to be
wrapped around each other all night, but that in order for
you to want to have sex with him—stress that point as
much as you’d like—you need to feel close to him afterward.
ADVICE FROM
COSM
O’S VERY OW
N GUY GURU
Q My fiancé calls his family about major stuff, before me. Is it
fair to demand he give me the big news first?
Q
A It’s probably because he’s used to going to them first. That said, it’s fair to ask him
to tell you first. But be careful, if you say the wrong thing, he may think you’re
implying that his family shouldn’t be as important. First, let him know how he’s
become the number one in your life. Then the next time something major happens,
add a phrase like “I just had to tell you—but now I should really call my parents.” If
that doesn’t work, tell him: “I feel a little silly, but it would mean a lot if I was the first
person you came to with news. It would make me feel like we’re a family now too.”
Q My guy friends all
think of me as the
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A You seem to be under the
impression that guys don’t want
to date cool girls. But trust me,
they do. Cool girl might be l
another way for them to say “girl
I like but am not attracted to.” If
any of these guys wanted to be
more than your friend, they
would have tried something by
now. I wonder, are you trying too
hard to play the cool girl? A lot of
women think being one of the
guys will make dudes want to
date them, but that rarely
works, and it can actually
be unattractive.
If you are truly just being
yourself, stop sweating your
friends in that way and enjoy the ff
solid group of male buddies. Use
them as a resource to introduce
you to other guys who would want
to date you…or for advice on how
you can avoid being friend-zoned
by new men you may meet.
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Q On a first date, I’ll
always do the wallet
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wanted me to pay. Do
guys know it’s an act?
A Yes…but that doesn’t mean
you should stop doing it. Why?
Because it shows that you’re
not a princess who needs
everything done for her and that
you understand the value of
money. Try to avoid giving him
the wrong idea. What not to do:
Say something like “I’d really
prefer we split this.” If you do
that, a guy who had every
intention of paying may panic
and fear that you’ll be annoyed if
he doesn’t let you pay for half.
Instead, let him make the first
move for his wallet. When he
does, reach for yours, and
silently continue going through
the motions of paying until he
stops you. Most guys will. ■

So, no surprise here:
despite our rootin’-tootin’, straight-
shootin’ rep-yoo-tay-tion, we men
actually don’t mean what we say. But it’s
not all malice. Like you, sometimes, it
comes from plain old hiya, or attempts at
delicadeza. The other motivation? Yeah,
you guessed it—we just want to get
inside your pants, mostly. Here, our
choice zingers so you’ll be sure to spot
male double-speak when you hear it.
And this time, you’ll be prepared.
WHAT HE SAYS: (To a cute girl he’s
friends with) “Yeah, I can make you hatid
straight to your house. It’s no problem.”
WHAT HE PROBABLY MEANS: “Basta I
can get me some action ta-night!”
WHAT HE SAYS: (When you text him
about how he’s late for a date) “Yeah, I’m
on my way na, hon. Traffic lang.”
WHAT HE PROBABLY MEANS: “I just
finished toweling down and am about to
put on my jeans.”
WHAT HE SAYS: (Noticing someone
keeps hearting your Instagram posts)
“Ah, you’re close pala with so-and-so?”
WHAT HE PROBABLY MEANS: “I am
slightly jealous and would like to break
his finger so he can never double-tap his
phone screen again.”
WHAT HE SAYS: (When the bill arrives
during your date) “Did you notice,
ang tagal pa pala ng suweldo?” Cue
nervous laughter.
WHAT HE PROBABLY MEANS: “Can we
already transition from the ‘I pay for
everything’ stage to let’s ‘Dutch-treat
everything but our anniversaries?’”
WHAT HE SAYS: (When you ask if he
wants to hang this weekend) “Sorry,
babe. Another weekend? Dami kong
errands, toxic nga e. Pero I’ll call you, ha!”
WHAT HE PROBABLY MEANS: “I just
bought a new PlayStation game.”
WHAT HE SAYS: (When you ask how
much his nice gift was because, awww,
he really shouldn’t have) “I got it on sale!”
WHAT HE PROBABLY MEANS: “It laid
waste to my bank account. Now I must
live in debt for the foreseeable fiscal year.”
WHAT HE SAYS: (When you ask about
last night’s stag party) “Wala. Just had a
couple of drinks. Super baduy nga, e.”
WHAT HE PROBABLY MEANS: “Damn,
son, we totally had strippers over.”
WHAT HE SAYS: (When you ask what
time he’s coming home) “Don’t worry,
babe, last beer ko na ‘to.”
WHAT HE PROBABLY MEANS: “We’re
moving to another bar as we speak.”
WHAT HE SAYS: (When breaking up with
you) “You deserve better than me.”
WHAT HE PROBABLY MEANS: “I deserve
better than you.”
WHAT HE SAYS: (When on that
crossroads. You know, that one.) “I’m
still figuring out what I want in a
relationship right now.”
WHAT HE PROBABLY MEANS: “I want to
sleep around some more.”
WHAT HE SAYS: (At a bar, cozying up to
you) “Oh my god, I’m soooooo wasted!”
WHAT HE PROBABLY MEANS: “Do you
want to get it on?” ■ (
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You think you wrote the
book on passive-aggressive
declarations? What about
double entendres? What about
subtle, subversive statements
and thinly-veiled patamas?
Not all men are easy...
to read.
HIS POINT OF VIEW
What
Men Really
Mean When
They Say…


It’s a conun-
drum, isn’t it?
How a woman insists she be
treated like an equal, yet ex-
pects certain privileges and
won’t ever let you forget she’s
a woman. Maybe reading this
will help clear things up.
THE PLAYING FIELD
MAY BE OPEN BUT IT’S
NOT A FREE-FOR-ALL.
We may be less conservative
than we were decades ago,
but that doesn’t give men a
free pass into our underpants.
If we let you buy us a drink at
a club — we may even buy you
a drink — don’t think any-
thing else after that is freely
given. We can sleep around if
we really wanted to, but on
our own terms and only if we
know what’s in it for us.
Please respect us for that.
OUR COMPETENCE IS
NO EXCUSE FOR YOU
TO SLACK OFF.
We’re so capable that we can
be your girlfriend/secretary/
travel agent/mediator/guid-
ance counselor/stylist all
rolled into one. We’re so
capable that you probably
sometimes take us for
granted. And that’s just
wrong. Take the lead some-
times. Make your woman
proud. Make her feel like
you’re in this together.
GIFTS ARE NOT
EXPECTED, BUT THEY
ARE APPRECIATED.
We have salaries. But even if
we can use our own money to
buy a designer bag, we hope
you won’t forget birthdays,
anniversaries and other sig-
nificant occasions. Don’t for-
get that you don’t need an
occasion to give a gift, either.
We don’t expect jewelry:
Anything that seems well
thought-of and given from
the heart is appreciated —
we’re really easy that way.
DON’T FORGET THE
SMALL THINGS.
Even the most successful
woman is not immune to
unexpected romantic actions.
It’s always the little things —
a randomly-sent text
message, a home-cooked
meal, a note stuck to our
computer screen, a surprise
delivery — that sticks in our
minds and turns us (power
suit and all) into mush.

CHIVALRY WILL NEVER
BE PASSÉ.
So please do continue
opening doors for us. Switch
over to the side with the
incoming cars. Help us carry
heavy loads. Defend us when
someone puts us down (even
if we say we can fight our own
fights). Try not to walk ahead
of us. We don’t even expect
you to be a step behind. Just
stay right beside us, prefera-
bly holding our hand.
AT THE END OF THE
DAY, WE’RE ALL PRIN-
CESSES AT HEART.
We may have the forbearance
of a saint and act with the
dignity of a queen in public.
But behind closed doors,
when it’s just the two of us,
we want to be held and cod-
dled like a princess, and
thought the most beautiful
thing in the world. At the end
of the day, we’re vulnerable
enough to admit that we still
want you to treat us like a
woman, one you’ll always
cherish, love and protect. No
matter what. ■ (
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Our careers have opened doors for us, but
guess what, we still want you to hold the door
open. Here’s why.
Why You
Should Still
Treat Us
Like Girls
…even if we’re basically equals.
Seriously, you
don’t always
have to let us
win.
FOR YOUR GUY


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HUNK OF THE MONTH
Name:
Ryan Williams
Height: 5’11”
Age: 21
Ethnicity:
Irish/Polish
Hunk on Instagram:
Follow him at
@ryanw042
“My fantasy involves
doing it in a semi-public
place. It’s always better
when there’s a little
danger.”
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Update your
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Tomato,
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Nudo,
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Tomato,
P800.
Nudo,
P1,000.
Bayo,
P995.
Tomato,
P800.
Naked Sun P2,150.
Yuminum, P1,650.
Tomato,
P800.
Soak
Swimwear,
P1,750.
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P1,750.
Yuminum,
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Fun. Fearless. Fifties!
Pull off pin-up-girl polka
dots, high-waisted
knickers, and brassiere-
style tops.
Soak
Swimnwear,
P1,750.
Sassa,
P699.75.
Cocomo,
P1,590.
Wanderlust,
P2,890.
Bayo,
P1,095.
Nudo, P1,250.
Speedo,
P3,988.
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Naked Sun, P1,950.
Play to win in athletic styles that meld
fashion, form, and function.
Tomato,
P800.
Sassa,
P699.75.
Speedo,
P2,888.
Tomato,
P800.
Speedo,
P2,988.
Naked
Sun,
P2,150.
Naked
Sun,
P2,150.
Sassa,
P749.75.
Sassa, P699.75.
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Petite Waif
A sexy animal
print top and a
bright bottom
give you instant
sex appeal.
Animal print bikini
with yellow
bottom,
Soak, P1,750.
Bold florals
look great on
you! The print
adds volume to
your lean
frame while
making sure
you stand out
from the beach
crowd.
Floral bikini,
Soak, P1,750.
Strategically
placed
pleats and
ribbons plus
the bright
color combo
add curves
to your petite
frame.
High-waist
bikini, I LoveKoi,
P1,880.
Busty Apple
Swimwear style S.O.S. from
Cosmo fashion director
Donna Cuna-Pita
Look hot no matter what your shape
Bandeau bikini,
Tomato, P800.
Avoid
overly girly
details like small
ruffles, ribbons, and
pastel shades which
can make you look
even younger.
A classic
underwire
top keeps
your bust
in place,
giving
your torso
a leaner
look.
Bikini,
NakedSun,
P2,050.
The central
vertical panel
of cloth and
underwire
instantly
make you
look slimmer.
Maillot with
woven-detail,
Soak, P1,850.
Not crazy about
underwired
swimwear? A
halter top offers
just as much
support
without
digging into
your skin.
Halter bikini,
NakedSun, P2,050. Halter bikini,
NakedSun,
P2,050.
Triangle
bikinis are a
no-no for busty
girls. They offer no
support and can lead
to accidental boob
exposure!
Shape
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Body Buddies
Full-figured Pear
Yes, you can
wear a bikini!
String bikinis
are surpris-
ingly more
flattering on
you than boy-
shorts or
skirted suits.
String bikini,
CocoCabana,
P1,450.
Skip skirted
suits. They
add unwanted bulk
to your hip area.
Avoid
sporty or
athletic-style
swimwear. These
will make you
look wider and
more angular.
Channel your
inner pin-up
girl and create
more cleavage
with a vintage-
style maillot.
Striped maillot,
Soak, P1,750.
Show off
your tight
tummy and
gams in a
classic
string
bikini.
String bikini,
Wanderlust,
P2,700.
with Donna’s figure-friendly swimwear guide.
Asymmetric
lines and a
strategic
waist cut-
out detail
make you
look extra
curvy.
Pleated
maillot, Soak,
P1,750.
Cut-out
maillot, Nudo,
P1,300.
Not really into
bikinis? The
plunging
neckline on
this suit
makes you
look sexy
without
showing too
much skin.
Blue maillot,
Wanderlust,
P2,800.
Athletic Ruler
Triangle bikini,
NakedSun,
P2,050.
This pink
halter set
adds bulk to
your chest
while show-
casing your
beautiful
shoulders.
Halter bikini,
Mossimo,
P2,300.
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Get your fresh fashion fix here with this month’s finds.
What’s
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HAPPY’S TIP
No time to buy a new
cover-up for your trip to
the beach? Use an old
kimono or a maxi skirt
as a tube dress.
Is your oversized-
tee-and- PJs sleep
ensemble bringing
on too many Zzzzzzs
in bed? Amp up your
amorous allure with
cozy-sexy pieces from
Naima loungewear.
Start shopping at
naimasleep.com.
Sexify Your
Slumber
Ultrasize
watch,
P4,950.
HOT BRAZIL!
Turn heads at the beach with
Agua, top model Fatima
Rabago’s exclusive line of hot,
hot swimsuits from Brazil’s
Ilhabela Island. Chic prints
(we love the cobra-print pair!)
and luxe details give you sexy
standout style. Check out
@aguabrazilianzwimwear
on Instagram.
NEW STORE ALERT!
Top Danish brand Vero Moda is now in Manila, with its first
branch at the Mega Fashion Hall.. Give your wardrobe some
global punch with the latest collection of Ikat prints, safari-
inspired pieces, and nautical details.
We Like ’Em Big
You can stop borrowing your
guy’s watch to get that BF-
timepiece look with Puma’s
Ultrasize ladies collection.
Details like a deep fuchsia
face feminize this
androgynous style.
Just when we thought SM’s fashion mettle
couldn’t get any bigger and better comes the
recent launch of the mega-fasyon - Mega Fashion
Hall at SM Megamall. Check out top
international brands in this 101,000-sqm.
superstructure, including the much-awaited
Swedish retail giant H&M.
FASHION MECCA
Alexis
romper,
P449.
Addie
nightie,
P499.

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ACTIVE WEAR, EVERY
DAY? ANNE CURTIS
SHOWS HOW IT’S
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FAB WAY.
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Anne Curtis looks every bit magazine-cover
perfect, but getting there hasn’t been all
smiles, she admits. “I didn’t enjoy going to
the gym at first, but after a while, it became
part of my lifestyle. My goal is to be fit
and gain more muscle.” This girl has tried
diferent exercises, from running to yoga,
such that her fashion style has inevitably
been influenced by it.
“I don’t just wear adidas while I’m training.
I wear adidas even on my regular TV show,
“Showtime”. It’s sportswear that’s very
fashionable, so I wear it every day.”
Anne swears by a brand that she has loved
for years. “Everyone knows that I love
fashion. It is hard to find an outfit that will
complement your lifestyle and in which
you feel comfortable. But I’ve found those
in adidas. I love that it’s colorful, I love that
it’s comfortable. I love that whatever sport
you’re going to do, adidas has something to
ofer you.”
For fab girls near and far, she shares her
fashion philosophy. “It’s simple: Dress how
you feel and wear what you’re comfortable
in. You can do that with adidas.”
ON ANNE:
Left: CLIMA YG TANK
(P1295); SPO SHORTS Q1
(P 1895); ADIZERO ADIOS
BOOST W (P 7995)
Right: SLIM TANK Q1
(P1295);FIREBIRD TT
(P2995); ROSE SHORTS
(P1795); ZX 700
CONTEMP W (P4895)
Available in leading adidas and
sports stores nationwide.

YOUR SKIN DOESN’T HAVE TO
DRY OUT THIS
MOISTURIZE WITH GOAT’S MILK FROM
THE CREAM FACTORY.
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Enjoy the summer.
But be good to your skin and don’t let it dry out in the scorching
summer sun. Moisturize and pamper your skin with THE CREAM
FACTORY bath and body products.
Made with real Netherlands Goat’s Milk and 100% Active
Botanical extracts sourced from around the world, THE
CREAM FACTORY is a seriously good moisturizing
treat for your skin this summer.
To know more about this creamy and delicious dessert for
the skin, visit www.dessertfortheskin.com and follow
us on THECREAMFACTORYPH and TCFPH.
Available in:
Beauty Bar, Rustan’s, Landmark Department Store, Robinsons Department Store, Snoe,
PCX, Mercury Drugstore, select SM outlets and lifestyle stores in Metro Manila
It’s NOT just another creamy body wash!

BEAUTY
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Summer
Lovin’

Sick of looking
sickly, but not
setting out for sand
and sea quite yet?
Fake it with The Body
Shop Honey Bronze
Bronzing Powder,
P1,095, until you can
get a tan for real.
Shed the clothes, show some skin,
bronze up, and hit the beach—or at least
fake it until you make it to Boracay—
with these hot summer picks.
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Just can’t bring yourself
to step out of the house
sans foundation? Get the
coverage you need with
a sheer one this summer,
like Mineral Fusion Sheer
Tint Foundation, P1,400.
Love skincare, hate
the heaviness?
Avon ANEW
Genics Gen-
Protect Treatment
SPF15, P1,299,
is a lightweight
formula that keeps
your face looking
and feeling fresh,
and gives you an
SPF boost to boot.
Glisten up!
Whether you’re
strutting on
the sand or in
a club, score
sexy, gleaming
skin with a
shimmering
body oil like Hei
Poa Pure Tahiti
Monoi Oil Golden
Mother of Pearl
Enhancer, P550.
Who wants to layer
beauty products
on the beach? No
one, that’s who.
Stila Stay All Day
10-in-1 HD Bronzing
Beauty Balm,
P1,750 gives skin
a healthy bronze
tint and keeps you
protected, too.
A wash of sexy bronze
is all you need to make
your eyes smolder this
summer. Get the look
with Laura Mercier
Illuminating Eye Colour in
Gilded Bronze, P995.
Now you have
no excuse to
skip sunscreen!
Sisley Super Stick
Solaire Sunscreen
with SPF30,
P4,650, will fit
in any bag so
you can stay sun
safe, anytime,
anywhere.
Feeling even
oilier in the heat?
Keep your skin
clear (and get
some brightening
benefits, too)
with Garnier
PureActive
Energizing Facial
Foam, P159.
A full day of sun, sea,
and sand can leave your
strands feeling totally
strawlike. Bring your
hair back to life with an
ultra-nourishing mask,
like Kérastase Nutritive
Masquintense, P2,068.
Eye-popping orange
is always the lip
color du jour when
summer strikes. Pop
NARS Satin Lip Pencil
in Timanfaya, P1,450,
in your purse and get
ready to look hot.
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Summer sunshine can
wreak havoc on colored hair,
so keep your hue hot and
healthy by using super gentle
products that keep your color
true, like Pureology Precious
Oil Versatile Caring Oil, P1,395.

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CAN’T FIGHT THE
MOONLIGHT
We’ve always been all about bronzing in
the summertime—who doesn’t want to
look sun-kissed? But if the just-got-back-
from-the-beach look has never been your
thing, this season’s skin sensation
probably will be. In lieu of sun-kissed, go
for moonlit. Give your skin a dreamy
gleam with well-placed highlighter for
an unreal, ethereal glow.
Nothing’s more eye-catching than
some serious shine on your lips.
Lacquer ’em up with Maybelline
New York Lip Polish by Color
Sensational, P349, a liquid lippie
with all the hydration of a gloss,
sans some stickiness, and packed
with crazy buildable pigment to
really make your pucker pop.
POLISH
YOUR POUT
Spring
Fling
Not bold enough for summer’s
bright makeup? Lucky you:
This season’s get-pretty
palette is all about pastels.
These sweet picks will have
you looking super fresh.
Fake Bake FF
If you’re scared of the sun
or just don’t have time for
a quick beach break right
now, you can still score a
sexy tan, we promise.
REGINA’S TIP
Less is more when it comes to
cream blush. Start out light and
keep adding it on until you hit a
level of pigmentation that you
like. If you’ve gone overboard, a
light dusting of pressed powder
will tone the color down.
Score a pretty, peach
flush withMajolica
MajorcaCrèmede
Cheek, P495, a liquid-
cream blush that
melts right into skin…
and stays there, no
matter how hot the
summer sun gets.
With shadow shades ranging
from warm neutrals to soft
pink, peach, blue, and green,
Make Up For Ever Arty Blossom
Palette, P2,650, is perfect for
creating a plethora of eye looks.
ModelCo Gradual Tan
Everyday Body
Moisturizer, P875, is a
daily body moisturizer
that will help you keep
your tan looking
gorgeous (if you already
have one), or get one
going if you don’t.
Formulated with DHA,
which promotes pigment
production in your skin,
Sisley Super Soin Self
Tanning Hydrating Body
Care, P4,450, is a
moisturizer that smells
good, sinks right into skin,
then stimulates it into
producing a golden glow.
Nivea Sun Protect &
Bronze SPF 20, P599
gives you SPF and a
sexy tan in one. A
natural plant extract in
the formula keeps you
sun-safe while
making you look
summer sexy.
©2013 Revlon
Olivia Wilde is wearing new Revlon Parfumerie™ Scented Nail Enamel in “China Flower”.
NEW REVLON PARFUMERIE™
SCENTED NAIL ENAMEL
INTOXICATING COLORS. IRRESISTIBLE SCENTS.
A whole new way to experience color. Vibrant, shiny shades
go on smoothly for flawless color and then dry to light,
irresistible fragrances. In 24 scented colors.
Indulge in all 24 enticing shades.

QMy skin is both dry and oily.
Should I be using different products
Q y y y y
for different parts of my face to make
g
up for it?
A “Skin requires the same active ingredients. What
differs is the vehicle through which they are delivered,”
explains Dr. Aivee Aguilar-Teo. Regardless of skin type,
you’ll need topical antioxidants and sunscreen to prevent
free-radical damage, exfoliants to help remove dulling
skin cells and promote dermal thickening, and peptides,
proteins, and vitamins to reinforce healthy skin function.
“Find formulas in gel form
and free of thickeners and
oil. Gel cleansers and gel
moisturizers deliver active
ingredients without the
added oil and grease.”
“Find a good, light lotion
formula, or even better, a
gel-cream hybrid. Then,
personally assess whether
it’s too thick or thin based
on how it feels and how
your skin reacts.”
“You need products that
are rich in nourishing oils
and occlusive agents to
help combat dryness by
preventing trans-
epidermal water loss.”
FunFearlessBeauty
IF YOU’RE OILY
ALL OVER
IF YOU HAVE AN
OILY T-ZONE AND
DRY CHEEKS
IF YOU HAVE DRY SKIN
Avon Anew
Aqua Youth
Moisturising
q
Day Lotion
SPF15,
y
P499.
Neutrogena
Hydro Boost
gg
Water Gel,
y
P830.
Clinique
Dramatically
q
Different
Lotion+,
P1,900.
Kiss your
long locks
goodbye, it’s
high time
for a hot
crop a la Lily
Collins.
I have a round face and I
want to cut my hair short.
How do I pick a haircut peg
that suits me?
A “Compare your face shape with models
and stars in magazines,” advises Ara
Fernando, L’Oréal Professionnel hairstylist.
Find a celeb with a similar face shape to
yours, then look through as many photos as
you can; celebs love to change their looks up
so you’re sure to find a cut somewhere in
their makeover history that appeals to you.
Q Is there a
technique for
Q
drawing in natural-
looking eyebrows
with a pencil?
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A Don’t fill them in coloring book-
style. “Use light, feathery strokes to
mimic hair strands,” instructs Omar
Ermita, makeup artist for Shu
Uemura. Look for sword-cut pencils
(Ermita suggests Shu Uemura’s H9
Hard Brow Pencil, P1,400); the
slanted shape of the pigment will
make it easier to apply in long, hairlike
strokes. If that’s still not natural
enough for you, use a sheer eyebrow
pen. (We love K-Palette 24H 2-Way
Eyebrow, P1,050.)
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Burn-
Proof
Your
Skin
Consider this three-step
method your no-fail defense
against sunburn…and the spots
and wrinkles that come with it.
CHEAT SHEET
these zones:
forehead, nose,
cheeks, ears,
chin, and neck.
Blend in long,
outward strokes
(circles cause
clumping) until
a thin layer
covers your face.
brush or
makeup sponge
into sunscreen,
then dab it into
the hairline and
along your
part—both
overlooked,
skin-cancer-
prone areas.
in even,
circular
motions. This
layer will give
you a little extra
protection,
budge-proof the
sunscreen, and
mattify it to
nix shine.
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every three
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Nippon Wedge
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for a pack of 62.
Yadah Sun
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SPF40,
P425.
Supergoop!
Save Face
Serum SPF30,
P1,350.
MAC Studio Fix
Powder Plus
Foundation with
SPF15, P1,800.
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Isabelle
Daza
GIRL CRUSH
BELLE’S
(LESS THAN)
FIVE-MINUTE FACE
When she doesn’t have
time to prep, “I pencil in
my eyebrows, apply
concealer, and put on
lipstick,” Belle says. You
probably don’t need a lot
to look hot if you’re
Isabelle Daza, but it’s still
best to keep it simple.
Evened-out skin, neat,
filled-in brows, and color
on your lips are enough to
make you presentable.
La Mer
Crème de La
Mer 30mL,
P8,400.
MAC
Lipstick in
Please Me,
p
P1,000.
Koh Gen Do
Liquid
Treatment
Concealer,
P2,350.
Estée
Lauder
Double
Wear Stay-
In-Place
Brow Lift
Duo in Soft
Brown,
P1,600.
We can’t imagine anyone more aptly
named than this golden girl. Belle’s
got beauty-queen genes—something
not all of us have—but her get-pretty
tips are tricks anyone can totally cop.
GET LIPPY
Every girl has a go-to item in
her kit that always makes her
feel mega hot. “MAC Lipstick in
Please Me makes me feel confident,”
she says. (If you’re on the morena
side, you can wear light pink lippy,
too. Just make sure to pick one
with warm, yellow
undertones so you don’t
look washed out.)
MAMA SAYS
The best beauty
advice Belle’s
received from her
beauty queen mama
(Miss Universe 1969
Gloria Diaz, duh) is
surprisingly simple,
but, well, universal:
“My mom always
said to remove all
your makeup at
night before going to
sleep and to hydrate
your face and your
neck, because at the
end of the day, when
all the makeup is
gone, good skin is
the best base.”
When it comes
to beauty, mama
knows best.
Mario
Badescu
Enzyme
Cleansing
y
Gel, P845.
Shu
Uemura
Skin
Purifier
Anti/Oxi
Cleansing
Oil, P1,750.
La Mer The
Moisturizing Gel
Cream 30mL,
P8,400.
SPLURGE
SOMETIMES
Everyone’s scrimping, but if
your Holy Grail item is a little
expensive, treat yourself. “I use
La Mer Moisturizing Gel and Soft
Cream. They hydrate my skin and
leave it supple and radiant. I’m
actually excited at night to put it
on; that’s how much I love it.
It’s worth the
investment.”
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Tres Belle! Who TT
wouldn’t want
to look this hot?
“Life must be lived
spontaneously and
fearlessly.”
MISS
UNIVERSE 2013
3RD RUNNER UP
»

FROM MISS
UNIVERSE 3RD
RUNNER UP
TO GLOBAL
SCENT-SATION
It was winter in Moscow, but Ariella
Arida was a perfect picture of summer.
The striking contrast between her
bright yellow gown, a strapless
mermaid-cut number, and her long
Beyond Beautiful black hair made
her look all the more radiant. Clearly,
despite the pressure of winning the
prestigious Miss Universe crown, this
Filipina was enjoying the spotlight.
Two months later, after bagging 3rd runner up,
Ariella or Ara still feels the pageant’s frenzy.
“The schedule!” she exclaims. “Yun talaga yung
nakakapanibago. Every day, you have to be ready
for something.” She says that planning trips, for
instance, can be diƄ cult because her duties as
the 3rd runner up require her to be ready and
on-call for just about anything.
Beyond Beautiful Changes
Placing in a beauty pageant does bring big
changes, and Ara is yet to get the hang of it. The
attention she gets, both in real life and on the
Internet is C-R-A-Z-Y, she admits.
But the most overwhelming, she says, would
be meeting her heroes—or heroines. “Si Anne
Curtis,” begins her long star-studded list, “si Piolo
Pascual, nakakabeso ko na, akalain mo yun,” she
beams. “Si Donald Trump, Steven Tyler, Panic
at the Disco, si Nick Jonas na laging kasama si
Olivia Culpo.” Candid yet relaxed, Ara toys with
her perfectly smooth and straight strands while
dropping famous names like they’re her usual
party buddies.
From Beauty Queen to Scent Icon
While becoming a beauty queen was something
she’d wanted ever since she saw Miriam Quiambao
win in 1999, Ariella says nothing was planned. “Go
with the ƃow lang kasi ako,” she explains casually,
“And being open-minded works for me.” Ariella
recognizes the limitless possibilities that the Miss
Universe 3rd runner up title could bring, that’s why
she preps for opportunities and responsibilities that
might show up, whether in show business or not.
She’s not one to settle for a single option.
“Besides, I have my chemistry background,” she
unabashedly points out, adding that she has a
dream of creating a brand of scents all her own.
“I have friends who are extra eager to make the
business happen pronto, but I want to take it slowly
but surely,” she shares, displaying the same cool,
casual conƂdence we saw at the Miss Universe
stage.
Brand New Day
Asked about challenges she might face in the future, this fearless girl is sure
about one thing: she won’t have regrets. “Whatever it is that I decide to do
after all these, what’s important is that I get to do something meaningful for
myself and the people who matter. Na may ginagawa akong makabuluhan
sa buhay mo,” Ara shares. “I’m not afraid of failure. Kung hindi para sa ‘kin,
marami pang opportunities na puwedeng kunin. It’s easy for me to move on.”
She raises her arms and exclaims, “It’s a brand new day.” „
A SPECIAL SECTION BY
Ara’s Hair Story
“My hair? Kahit bagong gising
nga, okay na siya eh,” Ara shares
with a laugh. But true enough,
Ara’s long black and shiny strands
made her stand out from a pool
of curly blondes and brunettes on
the Miss Universe stage. “Great
hair can really take you places,”
that’s why Ara advices to use
conditioner daily after every
shampoo. “I do use Cream Silk
Daily Treatment Conditioner, and
as you can see, it really helps keep
my hair smooth and shiny. Great
looking hair helps you feel more
conƂdent, whether on stage or
not,” she says. With unshakeable
conƂdence and regal looks, there’s
really no telling where else Ara’s
hair can take her.
Name: Ariella Arida
Age: 25
Beauty Title: Miss Universe
2013 Third Runner Up
My best Pinay beauty assets:
My educational background and
stand-out straight hair
What’s your beauty secret?
I always follow shampoo with Cream
Silk Standout Straight Daily
Treatment Conditioner, for more
intense nourishment everyday. It’s part
of my daily beauty regimen.
Where else can your hair take you?
To a global brand of scents all my own.
#WhereCanYourHairTakeYou?
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MISS
INTERNATIONAL
2013
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FROM MISS
INTERNATIONAL
TO WORLD’S TOP
SUPERMODEL
“In Canada, we were living beside a
highway and I’d stare at the lights I see
in billboards that show New York City,”
Bea says excitedly at the prospect
of visiting the Big Apple, one of her
many plans after her reign as Miss
International.
Apart from the big personal goal of giving her
mother the house she wants in the Philippines,
Bea plans to travel more and explore life. “I want
to feel alive! I don’t want to just sit here and just
be on TV. I want to be able to say at 25, I did this
and done that.”
A World of Opportunities
This is the very attitude that brought Bea Rose
Santiago packing her bags in Canada and moving
to the Philippines, beauty queen dreams in tow.
And it looks like this is the very same attitude
that will bring Bea out in the world, doing more.
Already, she’s oƁ to a good start. She’s fulƂlled
her dream to become a beauty queen. She’s gone
to Japan, where she bagged the crown, and talks
are on about a visit to Hungary and Myanmar.
“It’s crazy. I met the President three times—can
you believe that?!” Bea says excitedly. While that
opportunity is rather common among beauty
queens, Bea’s fun attitude puts her in a better
position: “I’m the only person who has had a
selƂe taken with him kaya hindi daw niya ako
makakalimutan. He calls me by my Ƃrst name
now.” For a girl who set out to experience and live
life to the fullest, the stars are certainly granting
Bea’s wishes.
From the Philippines and Beyond
While she still has the time before her duties
as Miss International go into full throttle, Bea is
looking into the diƁerent ways she can give back
to the world and pay the good forward. “I’m
eyeing a few charities,” she informs, saying her
birthday is coming up so she’s looking to help out.
“I’m continuing to do work with Gawad Kalinga,
but I’m also talking to my uncle and my aunt who
are helping out the indigenous communities of
Bohol.”
The world is big and there’s much to do. “I want
to go out of the Philippines as an international
model”. Bea is determined to make her mark and
take her modeling career to global status and is
certain this is just a pitstop to all the adventures
life will oƁer her „
Name: Bea Santiago
Age: 24
Beauty Title: Miss International
2013
My best Pinay beauty asset:
My thick black hair and
distinct Pinay charm
What's your beauty secret?
Cream Silk Daily Treatment
Conditioner. Great hair matters!
Where else can your hair
take you?
To supermodel stardom!
Bea’s Hair Story
“I am lucky that my hair is thick
enough. And that during the
coronation night, it was long
enough so I just had to curl it
before I folded it in the back.
And it stayed,” says Bea when
asked about that regal way she
keeps her hair, whether pulled
up in a bun or worn loose. “It
helps to have a daily treatment
conditioner that you can rely on,”
she adds referring to Cream Silk’s
Daily Treatment Conditioner
that combines the speed of
conditioner and power of vitamin
treatment to give her hair a more
potent dose of TLC. She admits,
Beyond Beautiful hair is the
Filipina’s crown and ticket to her
wildest dreams!
Quick Quiz
#WhereCanYourHairTakeYou?
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FROM MISS
SUPRANATIONAL
TO COSMOPOLITAN
JET-SETTER
On her way to winning the Miss
Supranational pageant in Belarus,
21-year-old Mutya Datul got left
behind. “I was at the airport and
sobrang takot akong magtanong kasi
baka lokohin lang ako. First time ko
kasi mag-travel mag-isa,” Mutya says in
her cute Ilocano accent.
“Nakaupo lang ako dun, yun pala na-miss
ko na ang ƃight ko! I had to rebook my
ƃight from Moscow to Belarus, buti nalang
walang rebooking fee, and mabait yung
napagtangungan ko,” she says. If there was
one thing she’s learned, in her current reign as
Miss Supranational, it’s to be bold enough to
ask silly questions. “Mas mabuting magtanong
kaysa mawala,” she says, conƂdent enough to
laugh at her own mistakes. These are few of the
things that make Mutya such a charming and
formidable young woman.
Mutya’s Belarus Experience
In her wildest dreams, Mutya never thought she
could travel the world at 21. Yet there she was,
along with over 80 other girls, touring the forests,
mountains, and many architectural masterpieces
in Belarus. It was the Ƃrst time she’s even heard of
the country, and seeing it was a totally out-of-
the-body experience, the simple girl from Isabela
admits.
At Belarus, she won a crown, made friends
with people from all over the globe, had a lot
of fun and made the country proud. So, while
Mutya’s win is celebrated as the Ƃrst for the Philippines in the said beauty tilt,
being Miss Supranational also served as Mutya’s launching pad for amazing
friendships around the world.
From Local Belle to Global Jet Setter
Mutya couldn’t believe she’s met the president and her favorite celebrities.
And she still couldn’t believe that she’s lucky enough to see more of the
world; she’s already been to Africa and South America, and she plans to
revisit Eastern Europe to see Poland. Mutya says she’d also love to enter
show business and become a comedienne; and while she’s at it, why not
meet, “President Obama, Rihanna, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie
and Brat Pitt?” She playfully challenges the universe. „
Mutya’s Hair Story
“‘Pag maayos ang hair mo, kahit isa lang reaction ng mukha mo, maganda
ka pa rin. Kasi yung buhok talaga ang nagdadala sa’yo,” Mutya shares about
the important role Beyond Beautiful hair plays in her journey from the quiet
Ilocana to a certiƂed woman of the world. “That’s why I want to put up my
own beauty salon,” she adds running her Ƃngers down her ƃawless strands.
This woman agrees that sometimes it takes a good makeover to pick
someone’s spirits and elevate a girl’s self-conƂdence. “Gusto ko na marami
pa akong mapapaganda. Na magkaroon sila ng tiwala nila sa sarili nila na
maganda rin sila.” With a charming face and tender heart, there’s no stopping
this Filipina from achieving limitless possibilities and going where her hair
takes her.
Name: Mutya Datul
Age: 21
Beauty Title: Miss Universe
Supranational 2013
My best Pinay beauty assets:
My dimples, sense of humor,
and long, black hair.
What’s your beauty secret?
Daily conditioning. It’s a must!
Where else can your hair
take you?
A first-class tour around
the world!
Quick Quiz
r
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#WhereCanYourHairTakeYou?
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FROM MISS
TOURISM FINALIST
TO HOLLYWOOD
HEADLINER
Giving up a promising TV career for
pageantry turned out to be Cindy’s
best decision ever. Standing among
the final ten of 2013’s Miss Tourism
tilt in China was an honor reserved
for a chosen few, and she couldn’t be
happier to make the country proud.
What helped her make it? Resolve and
Beyond Beautiful hair, she says.
From China to Hollywood
Now, Cindy is living a dream. Sometimes,
the beauty queen admits, it can get tiring.
“May pressure din talaga, to always look
presentable” the 25-year-old reveals, saying
that trips to the gym are required to look and
keep her poise. “But you [snap out of it and]
remember this is my dream. You have to live
like a beauty queen. And if you think about it,
mas nakakasaya naman talaga kung maayos
ka, diba?”
Blessings have been pouring in, and
“everything is just easier right now,” she says
happily. She still can’t believe she’s come this
close to her idols Gloria Diaz and Kris Aquino—
“nakakatigil ng mundo,” she describes the
experience. Anything, the Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism
says, feels possible right now.
Last year, this girl told us that the Philippines
has beauty and talent both in increasing
measures, and letting the world know that fact
remains her biggest advocacy. “We Filipinos
are very talented,” she shares, referring to
Cindy’s Hair Story
“Hair and make-up were some of the things they taught us in training,” Cindy
begins, “so when I got to China, sobrang bilis ko na,” she shares. In Xianning,
she chose to wear her long locks down, setting it into big, gorgeous
curls. “Medyo madalian dun so you really have to know how to do it,” she
continues, revealing a trick: “Kung wala na talagang time, harap lang yung
inaayos ko,” she grins playfully, ƃipping her fab locks. And you see how she
can aƁord to do that: Her hair is really naturally beautiful, thanks to Cream
Silk Daily Treatment Conditioner, she reveals.
“I use Ceam Silk to recharge, kasi it gets damaged due to frequent styling.”
This strict regimen did pay oƁ, as Cindy looks every bit a winner even after
the pageant.
A SPECIAL SECTION BY
Name: Cindy Miranda
Age: 24
Beauty Title: Miss Tourism
2013 Finalist
My best Pinay beauty assets:
My long thick locks and smile
What’s your beauty secret?
Cream Silk.
It works like magic.
Where else can your hair
take you? Hollywood!
Quick Quiz
#WhereCanYourHairTakeYou?
:
mile
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show business idols as an example. For Cindy, there’s no stopping the
Filipina from conquering the international scene. “If I can shoot for the
moon, I’d love to become a Hollywood actress like Jennifer Lawrence. I’d
love to meet Oprah Winfrey,” she gushes. There’s a mountain of dreams
to be lived, Cindy realizes, and she’s going to take her chances as she did
last year. Look where it brought her: a much grander version of the world.
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Whether or not you’re planning to see any sun,
the truth is that no matter where you go, the
sun’s definitely going to see you. It’s key to keep
your skin safe. Here’s what you need to know.
Banish the
burn this
summer.
Save Your
Skin This
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PRAC AA TICE
SAFE
SUN
COSMO’s
FunFearlessBeauty
The only difference
between SPF 30 and SPF
50 is that SPF 50 is
supposed to protect your
skin for longer than SPF 30
can. “However, I think that
SPF 30 is the standard for
sunblock, and I think it
shouldn’t go any higher,”
says Dr. Teo. “Even if your
sunscreen has an SPF of
100, keep in mind that we
continuously rub our faces,
sweat, and secrete oil,
among many other
occurrences where there’s
a chance for the formula to
come off,” she explains.
Using an SPF 50
sunscreen might make you
overconfident about the
level of protection you’re
getting. Instead, use a
sunscreen formula with
SPF 15 to 30 and reapply
religiously every two to
three hours.
Believe it or not, if you’re determined to save
your skin and stave off aging, you need to
wear sunscreen even if you’re staying home.
“It’s extremely important to use sunblock on a
day-to-day basis even if you’re not directly hit
by sunlight. In the daytime, if your room is lit
without any lights on, it means that sunlight
or UV rays are present, and UV damage can
still occur,” warns Dr. Teo. Yikes!
Higher
isn’t
always
better
STAYING IN BED?
YOU STILL NEED
SUNSCREEN!
FunFearlessBeauty
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Everyone knows what SPF
stands for: Sun Protection
Factor. But what does it
mean? “If your skin burns
with continuous sun
exposure after 10 minutes,
the listed SPF acts as a
multiplier, thereby
lengthening the time it can
be protected against the
sun,” explains Dr. Aivee
Aguilar-Teo. So, SPF 15 x 10
minutes = 150 minutes of
protection.
THE SKINNY
ON SPF
Suffering from sunburn? Aloe gels are okay to use because
“the cooling they provide cuts off inflammation and
irritation in the skin,” says Dr. Teo. But skip anything that
contains menthol. “It mimics cooling, but it’s a very strong
agent and to apply it to sensitive, sunburned skin would be
extremely detrimental.” Your skin’s extra sensitive now, so
don’t aggravate it any further. “Stop doing anything
abrasive, like exfoliating or using products that are too
strong for the skin,” instructs Dr. Teo. Shift to a mild, gentle
cleanser, and follow up with a soothing moisturizer that
contains antioxidants and anti-irritants (like Bisabolol or
Allantoin) after.
Beat the burn
Mythos Aloe
Moisturizing &
Cooling Gel,
P375.
Juice Beauty
SPF 30 Sport
Moisturizer,
P925.
Be Clever
About
Keeping
Cover
Throwing a shirt or a cover-up
on equals about SPF 10 worth
of protection; not nearly
enough, but a good boost if
you already have some
sunscreen on. (Don't forget to
wear a hat!)
The Face Shop
Natural Sun
Super White
Sun Cream SPF
50+, P675.
Nivea Sun
Protect &
Bronze SPF 60,
P599.


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Because you need to apply a
minimum of one teaspoon to make
the most out of your SPF, it’s likely
that your SPF-spiked makeup isn’t
enough to keep you protected.
“Unless you’re willing to apply a
teaspoon of foundation!” quips Dr.
Teo. Powders offer even less
protection. “They tend to have thin
coverage on the skin, having only a
minute presence atop the
epidermis,” she explains. Prime
your skin with sunscreen before
you apply your makeup.
“Make sure the texture of sunscreen
you’re using is attuned to your skin
type,” says Dr. Teo. Go for a light
lotion if you’re oily/combination, and
a richer cream if you’re dry. And,
make sure it’s broad spectrum,
which means UVA and UVB
coverage. UVA protection will limit
free-radical
damage, which
breaks down
collagen and
elastin, while
UVB protection
helps prevent
burning,
pigmentation, and
photo aging. Also,
skip any
sunscreen that
contains alcohol.
“It’s a very strong
free-radical
damage instigator,
and negates the
protection you get
against the sun,”
she explains.
YOU NEED MORE
THAN MAKEUP
PICK THE
PERFECT
SUNSCREEN
SLATHER ON A
SPOONFUL
“In order to reach the
specified SPF on the label,
one should apply at least a
teaspoon worth of
sunscreen on the face, and a
shotglass for the entire
body,” says Dr. Teo. Sounds
like a lot? It is. But you’re not
getting the level of
protection listed on the
bottle if you use less.
We’ve all been lazy before, but if
you’re serious about sun
protection, it’s time to change
your sunscreen habits. “Sweat
and oils act like denaturing
compounds against the
sunscreen’s active ingredients,
while constant rubbing acts as a
physical disturbance, keeping
the formula from staying on the
skin,” warns Dr. Teo. Reapply for
maximum protection.
WHY
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Look hot and
stay safe.
Don't
scrimp on
your
sunscreen.
The Body Shop
Vitamin CDaily
Moisturiser SPF
30, P1,195.
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THE COVER
“One time, my boyfriend
and I were having sex
at his parents’ house.
I guess I was a little
too loud, because he
covered my mouth with
his palm and kept it
there until we finished.
I thought it would
freak me out, but it was
actu ally hot! Now, I
sometimes ask him to
cover my mouth even
when there’s no need to
be quiet. The restraint
is a big turn-on, and
we’ve realized that
express ing emotions
with only our eyes
during sex heightens
the intensity and makes
us feel more connected
than when we’re loud.”
—Mel G., 23
THE PRE-SHOWER “Most people like showering after sex, but my guy and
I do so before. We wash ourselves with eucalyptus and peppermint oils—the
combo of scrubbing plus steam gets our blood flowing, so by the time we get to
bed, we’re extra energized. Plus, we smell nice and feel soft!” —Meg O., 28
THE CHORE CHART
“My husband used to be a
slacker about chores, and
it annoyed me so much
that I didn’t want to have
sex with him. So one day,
we made a chore chart
of stuff that absolutely
needs to get done by both
of us. Now when I come
home to an empty trash
can, I’m so relieved that I
can’t help but jump him!”
—Eli K., 29
THE GETAWAY PLAN “I’m a firm
believer that vacation sex is the best
kind. But my husband and I can’t afford
tons of long trips, so we take mini ones.
We’ll find a cheap B and B close by or
even rent a hotel room in our own city.
Changing up the scenery relaxes us, so
we get that wild, free-flowing sex we
may not otherwise have!” —Sam H.*, 28
Sex
Upgrade
Life
Your
Temperatures are rising, clothes are shrinking—who could blame a girl for
getting a little hot and bothered in the summer? This is no time to settle for
ordinary sex. Sometimes, it’s the little things that will take you to the next level.
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THE SHEET TREAT “When I was in college, I dated this guy
who had sheets that smelled so terrible, like a combo of stale
sweat and dirty socks, that I ended up dumping him. It was a
complete deal breaker—talk about unsexy! So when I gradu-
ated, I decided to invest in deluxe, crisp, high-thread-count
cotton sheets so I’d never have to deal with unsexy college-guy
hookups again. I’m married now, and my husband and I bought
our own fancy sheets. And our sex life is just as deluxe. Not only
do the sheets motivate us to have more sex (who doesn’t want
to get tangled up in nice linens?), but also, we feel more adult,
so we act like it too. We communicate and tell each other what
feels good and what doesn’t and what we want more of. The
moral: Better sheets equal better sex.” —Katrina Y., 28
THE SHOULDER MOVE
“Clitoral stimulation always makes me
orgasm, but I think it’s fun to finish
just from regular missionary too. I
discovered an easy trick to get me there:
I put both my legs up on his shoulders
and lif my butt a couple of inches off
the mattress. Then, I have my boyfriend
thrust extra hard. My positioning
creates this arch that makes it easier
for him to go super deep, which does
it for me. That, plus the fact that he’s
thrusting extra hard, makes the end
result really mind-blowing.”
—Laura M., 27
THE
NAKED
LUNCH
“My boyfriend and
I make a habit of
meeting for lunch-
break quickies
at his place. All
morn ing, we text
each other about
how we can’t wait
to get it on. When
it’s finally time to
meet, the sex is
amazing because
we’d anticipated it
for hours!”
—Bea P., 32
THE WARM-UP “I was always on the fence about sex toys.
I’d consider them, but then I’d think, ‘Nah, they’re not really
for me.’ I recently decided to be more adventurous, so I bought
my first vibrator online. Now, when I know that my boyfriend is
coming over at a specific time, I turn my vibrator to the lowest
speed about 10 minutes before he arrives and literally just let it
sit inside me and hum for that whole time. That way, it warms
everything up down there for when he arrives. Then when he
touches me and I’m already wet, it makes us both so much
hornier for each other, and the sex feels more connected as a
result. Also, I’ve found that I’m more likely to orgasm during
sex after I do my pre-sex vibrator warm-up!” —Diane K., 23
THE BOOK CASE “I’m a recent romance-novel convert. I read Julie James’s Love
Irresistibly before I went out one night, and I ended up making out with a guy at the
bar because I had sex on the brain. I also like Rachel Gibson and Susan Elizabeth
Phillips. Their stories help me feel more sensual during sex— I visualize the hot
scenes! And he never has to know.” —Steph G., 26
THE FORWARD APPROACH “Now that I’m in my 30s, I’ve realized that being
direct with guys is the key to better sex. I called my guy the other day and said,
verbatim, ‘I want to come over at 7 tonight and have sex with you.’ When I got
there, I marched in and took charge. He thought it was hot because I was being
dominant, and I felt powerful, which turned me on.” —Abby G., 32
THE SELFIE “I started
touching my clitoris
during sex with my guy,
and it feels incre dible.
The combo of pene-
tration plus clitoral
stimu la tion puts me
over the edge. And I feel
in control of my own O,
which turns him on!”
—Mia B., 25
THE SEXERCISE “For my Kegel exercises, I used to clench
the muscle that I felt in both my vagina and my butt. But
when I looked up a video on YouTube of a woman who
teaches Kegels, she explained that you’re not supposed
to use your butt at all! You’re only supposed to clench the
PC muscles in your vagina. Now, I do Kegels the right
way while my guy and I are having sex, and we love it. It
increases the pressure for both of us, so our orgasms are
much stronger.” —Ali F., 23
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Mostly A’s
You’re a Sexual
Homebody
Your erotic passport is
depressingly empty—but
it doesn’t have to be! “The
easiest way to become more
sexually adventurous is to
introduce humor into the
bedroom,” says sex therapist
Sadie Allison. Read cheesy
erotica out loud together, or
buy your guy a hilarious penis
holster thong (Google it), and
have him model it. “Creating
laughter can feel more
natural than trying to be sexy,
but it has the same effect
of deepening your bond,”
Allison says. Truth.
Mostly B’s
You Need a
Tour Guide
You’re happy to tag along
on a sexual expedition, but
you’re not one to take the
lead. It’s time to figure out
what gets you off—then try
it with your guy. “There’s
nothing wrong with planning
ahead,” says Allison. “For
example, think about
something dirty you want
to say in bed and actually
practice it during the day—
your sexual self-esteem will
skyrocket.”
Mostly C’s
You’re the
Christopher
Columbus of Sex
Congrats! You have no
problem sailing into a stormy
ocean of sexual adventure.
But for all the kink websites
bookmarked on your iPhone
and handcuffs in your
dresser, don’t forget to tone
things down once in a while
and enjoy some old-school
sex—just you and your man,
no riding crops. That’s some
serious sexploration.
They’re like
the Lewis and
Clark of sex.
a. Order a second
Bloody Mary and try to
calm the increasingly
hysterical Charlotte in
your head.
b. Get as many details
as possible. You may be a
novice at sex toys with the
horsepower of a Ferrari, but
hopefully not for long.
c. Jump in with your
own sex-scandal levels
story. Ah, the #memories.
#2010
a. Shut it down—that’s
an exit, not an entrance.
You’re traumatized enough
by an accidental “wrong
hole” slip.
b. You’d consider it if he
was really into it, super
gentle, and also...wine. A
month of free oral for you
and he’s got a deal.
c. Bring on the butt play.
In lube—and beaded
butt plugs—you trust.
That’s basically your
life motto.
a. Wonder aloud if you
can get athlete’s foot on
places besides feet…
then go take a therapeutic
bubble bath.
b. Google “Varsity Blues
whipped cream bikini
scene.” Your goal: Re-create
it for your anniversary. You
have three months to prep.
c. Order pom-poms
online, and iMessage him
a pic of yourself in a cheer-
leading skirt. Boom goes m
the dynamite tonight.…
a. An array of nude briefs
(from taupe to beige),
some misshapen Hanes
sports bras, and your trusty
full-body Spanx!
b. Plenty of sexy Etam
boy shorts, some sheer,
which have caused a boner
or two. C’mon, you’re not
totally clueless...
c. Please. Agent
Provocateur just called
for your feedback about
their 2014 silk nipple-
tassel collection.
a. Close your eyes, picture
Channing Tatum’s pecs, and
pray it’s over quick, making
a mental note to ghost him
from your phone ASAP.
b. Grab his butt and
try slowing the bump-
and-grind, which he
somehow misinterprets as
encouragement (?!?!).
c. Unlock your handcuffs
(with your teeth), flip out of
missionary, and mount him.
You’ll show this fool a thing
or two about a thing or two.
1. At brunch, the Samantha of your group shares the saga of her latest one-night stand—
starring a sexy whip, a leather blindfold, and Leonardo Di Caprio 2.0. You:
Are You a
Sexplorer?
2. You’re in bed with your new manfriend, and his frisky hands keep venturing back to
your butt. How do you address his anal fixation?
3. Your boyfriend’s sleeping over after work tonight. Maybe you should surprise him
with some naughty underthings? A quick scan of your lingerie drawer reveals:
4. Your guy keeps dropping hints about a role-play fantasy—something about his high
school locker room and a postshower spanking? You:
5. The cute dude you’re newly sexing has one move, and unfortunately for you and your
clitoris, that move is the jackhammer. You:
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Love
Some guys are born,
well, guys—as
opposed to Nicholas
Sparks characters.
But that doesn’t
mean you can’t coax
out his softer side.
STEALTH
WAYS
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SPEAK UP
“I comment out loud
whenever I see his
friends buy their girl-
friends flowers or write
an adorable status about
them on Facebook.
Since he’s competitive, he
usually tries to one-up
his buddies.”
—ALISHA G., 28 A

MEET HIM HALFWAY
“I send him links to
restaurants I want to try.
He never used to plan
dates, but since I started
this, he’s taken me to
quite a few on my list.”
—VICTORIA P., 28

REWARD HIM
“Whenever he does
something sweet for me,
I thank him with a blow
job. That way, he associ-
ates his good deed with
my naughty one.”
—BRITTANY M., 23

DO THE OBVIOUS
“I buy him beer. It helps
him detox from what-
ever’s bothering him, and
he’s mushier when he’s a
little buzzed.”
—KATE C., 24
LEAD BY EXAMPL PP E LL
“I started to randomly bring home his favorite
treats—pizza, craf beer, and mini cupcakes.
Afer the third time, he had my go-to candy waiting
for me afer work. Slow…but effective.”
—NATALIE S., 28

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Love
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When searching for love, it feels like
you can’t win. You’re told that to find
a good relationship, you should first
be happy alone. But if you are content
solo, then you’re “too independent.”
So you admit that being single can
be lonely…and are informed that you
reek of desperation!
Before I met my husband, Mark, my
single friends and I would talk about
the many theories our loved ones
offered up about why we hadn’t found
someone. They meant well, but now
I know they were just plain wrong
(I wasn’t afraid of commitment; I just
hadn’t found the right guy!). I talked
to so many women about the clueless
feedback they hear that I was inspired
to write a book—It’s Not You: 27
(Wrong) Reasons You’re Single. Here,
why the top “reasons” for why you’re
single are a bunch of bunk.
Why You’re
SINGLE!
“YOU’RE
TOO
INTIMIDATING.”
“YOU’RE
TOO
AVAILABLE.”
DO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY THINK THEY KNOW THE REASON
YOU’RE SOLO? WELL, THEY DON’T. SARA ECKEL TAKES ON
SIX OF THE MOST COMMON (AND LAME, JUDGE-Y, AND SIMPLY
UNTRUE) REASONS WOMEN ARE TOLD THEY’RE STILL SINGLE.
“YOU’RE
TOO
PICKY.”
“YOU DON’T
KNOW HOW
TO PLAY THE
GAME.”
“YOU SHOULD
HAVE MARRIED
THAT GUY.”
“YOU
HAVE
ISSUES.”
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“My male friends told me my life could scare men away,
because where is there room for them? They said I needed
to look more vulnerable. I didn’t know what that looked like.
How do you show someone there is room for them without
also coming off as weak and needy?” she says. That’s the
problem, isn’t it? Just when you start getting your act
together—hitting your stride in your career, creating a nice
home for yourself and a strong network of friends and fam-
ily—someone invariably comes along to tell you that every-
thing you’ve built will actually harm your chance of finding
love. Susan knew her friends had her best interests in mind,
so when a new boyfriend acted wistful about his more passive
ex-girlfriends, she decided to do an experiment. On a bowling
night with friends, she decided to be his kind of girl—asking
for lots of advice, including whether she should get a hot dog
or a burger. “I kept getting gutter balls. He responded really
well to that,” she says. One female friend commented
that she thought Susan’s boyfriend was good for
her because she was more vulnerable with him. “I
remember thinking, ‘So this is what I have to do? I
don’t know if I can sustain this,’” Susan says. That’s
the first problem with advice that tells you to be some-
one you’re not—even if it temporarily appeases the
other person, it’s not going to make you happy. But
the bigger problem is that this idea that having a
spine and a brain will hurt your chance of finding love
is baloney. The truth is, women with college degrees
and higher incomes are actually just as likely to marry as their
less accomplished peers. They’re also less likely to separate.
Sure, there are wimps who can’t deal with a woman who
can fix a leaky faucet or buy
her own house, but that’s
not all men. Instead of try-
ing to squash your spirit to
please some insecure dude,
why not wait for a guy who
has the cojones to cheer s
when you get a promotion
or bowl a strike? That’s
what Susan did, and she’s
now happily married to a
man with the confidence
to let her pick her own
damn sandwich.
“I didn’t realize so
many guys were
such delicate
flowers! I think
I’ll hold out for one
who’s man enough
to date me.”
WHAT TO
SAY BACK
You YY ’re Too TT
Intimidating/
Independent
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For years, people told Susan that her confidence and professional success
made her intimidating. No, she wasn’t the CEO of a multinational company—
she was a communications consultant who owned a condo and a car. She
happened to enjoy the occasional dinner alone at a sushi restaurant.
You can be a
badass and get the d
guy, like Eva
Mendes in Hitch.
REASON
NO.
1
Love
YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TOPLAY THE GAME
When I asked women what their friends
and family said about why they were
alone, this was the overwhelming favor-
ite. It’s a nice fail-safe, since it’s pretty
hard to prove wrong. If he was rude to the
waitress last night, maybe he was having
a bad day. “Give him another chance!” is
the cry of the reasonable.
My single friends and I would puzzle over this: Were our
standards too exacting? None of us had salary requirements.
We weren’t looking for men to support us, although they did
need to be able to support themselves. In fact, the only stan-
dard that truly mattered to any woman I knew was the one
articulated by my friend Caitlin. “I want to find a guy who
is as sweet and surprising as my friends are but who I also
want to make out with,” she said. I have yet to meet a happily
coupled person whose significant other fails to clear this bar.
Caitlin did indeed find a guy like this, and they’ve been
happily married for years. But when we were single, this at-
titude made us nuts— “Are you sure? Why not just go on
one more date?”
Here’s what we failed to
see: Our friends weren’t try-
ing to make us feel bad. Afer
all, accusing a single person
of being too selective is a
compliment in a way. It assumes that scads of people want
to be with you.
Plus, there is a reason we got so much feedback. We asked
for it…or complained enough that our friends felt compelled
to cough up some sort of wisdom. The solution: Stop talking
about it. Relying on your own judgment rather than a survey
of your 12 closest friends is liberating. You don’t have to
justify not going on that third OkCupid date if no one knows
about the first one.
The media treats dating like a cosmic tennis match—one in which women are always cast as the
losers. Single men, meanwhile, are the great victors, feasting on their many dating options, revel-
ing in their bachelor freedom, getting all that milk for free.
Because of this, there’s a tendency for a girl to be on defense. He postponed a dinner
date? Failed to call at the appointed time? Then, sister, you are outta there! To win at
love, women must put themselves on a pedestal—demanding free dinners and accept-
ing only dates booked far in advance.
Lost in all this defensive dating is the fact that men and
women are both looking for the same thing: a partner in
this confusing life. So how do you know if you’re making
excuses for a douche bag or being overly harsh about a guy
who’s just a little forgetful?
For me, the best guide was How does he make you feel?
Was that thoughtless remark a fluke from a guy who’s
genuinely into you or does it set off alarm bells? Anyway,
maybe you will misjudge a guy who turns out to be a rat.
But instead of arming yourself with commandments
about what you won’t accept, isn’t it braver to date know-
ing you could get hurt but you will survive?
You YY ’re
Too Picky
REASON
NO.
3
REASON
NO.
2
“I’m choosing a
life partner, not
a couch.”
WHAT TO
SAY BACK
“That’s because
it’s not a sport to
me—I’m looking
for a boyfriend,
not a trophy.”
WHAT TO
SAY BACK
Katherine Heigl
knows what she
wants in The Ugly
Truth—nothing
wrong with that.
Kate Hudson
tries her best to
sabotage the
dating game in
How to Lose a Guy
in 10 Days.
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Rose’s relationships typically didn’t last long. Apart from
one three-year romance, most lasted only three to six
months. She often asked her married friends for advice.
The diagnosis? “That I was caring too much, trying too
hard, and not playing hard to get,” says Rose. This is classic
dating-guide advice: If you love someone, don’t you dare let
him know. Keep him guessing, because men love the hunt.
This idea is presented as empowering—appear
so confident that you’re invulnerable to his opin-
ion. There is a kernel of wisdom in there: Don’t let
another person determine your worth. But in tell-
ing women to act like unavailable ice queens, the
message is: Hide your true feelings, because if he
sees how you really feel, he will leave. How is that
supposed to make you feel confident?
Bitchiness is false confidence. Making someone
feel insecure, withholding kindness—this is not
how truly confident people behave. Think about the
most self-assured people you know. Are they incon-
siderate? Do they try to make you feel small? And
think about yourself when you’ve gotten a promo-
tion or a great compliment. Does this wellspring of
self-worth make you aloof or are you more likely to
say, “You look fantastic!”?
For all of Rose’s self-doubt, she also had a small
but fierce instinct that
one day she’d meet
someone who wouldn’t
need to be manipulated
into liking her. She
was right. She’s now
married to a man who
adores her…and the
fact that she’s not
afraid to express her
feelings. Can you pro-
long a relationship with
an ambivalent dipshit
by withholding your
affection? Possibly. But
why would youwant to?
You YY ’reToo
Available
REASON
NO.
5
When Julia broke up with Joe, her mom and sister told
her she expected too much from relationships. Julia
agreed with them that Joe was a great guy. That’s why
she had spent two years with him—she wanted it to
work. But she also didn’t feel a spark, and she refused
to settle.
expected to be superhuman—nailing the perfect
balance of sexy yet modest, independent yet vul-
nerable—we’re also supposed to be grateful for
any scrap of male attention that comes our way.
So what if he’s dull in bed? You can’t have it all!
Julia worried her standards were too high…
until she met Matt,
who confirmed that
“I wasn’t crazy. I knew
what this would feel
like and was holding
out for it!” she says.
Laurie, a TV exec,
admits she was pretty
exacting: Her future
boyfriend would have
to love the arts, not be
religious, and live in
the city. Then she met a
hilarious man named
Dave—a Christian who lived in the province and
couldn’t care less about museums. They’ve been
married for 10 years. Did she settle? “Absolutely
not! I feel lucky,” she says. Laurie’s list was off,
but her instincts weren’t. She finds Dave smart
and attractive, and he treats her like the most
desirable woman in the world. Who cares if he
doesn’t dig the symphony? So how do you know
if you’re settling? Easy. You’re settling if you
think you’re settling.
YOU SHOULD HAVE AA
MARRIEDTHAT GUY
REASON
NO.
4
“I decided that
years of quiet
desperation
followed by
separation just
wasn’t for me.”
WHAT TO
SAY BACK
“I’m a person, not
reservations at a
hot restaurant.
I’m pretty sure
there’s a guy out
there who’s smart
enough to know
the difference.”
WHAT TO
SAY BACK
If it’s not right,
move on, like Julia
Roberts in Runaway
Bride (dramatic e
horseback exit
optional).
Ginnifer Goodwin,
acting adorably
available in He’s Just
Not That Into You.
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There’s nothing wrong with working through your issues.
If you want to conquer your fear of heights, go for it! The
problem arises when you try to eradicate your hang-ups as a
prerequisite to finding a relationship. Let’s face it: If everyone
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What if your only issue is the
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that they’re keeping you from
a relationship? What if you stopped defining yourself as
someone with a bad-boy addiction or low self-esteem?
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reasons readers have
been told they’re single.
“You aren’t
maternal
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they can pic-
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the mother
of their
children.”
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“You’re too pretty.
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marrying the girl
next door. She’s
less intimidating.”
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“You go from
relationship to
relationship. Of
course those
rebounds don’t last.”
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“Your sense of
humor is too dry.
Men probably think
you’re bitchy.”
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“You’re too close
to your family. No man
wants to compete
with them.”
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ara Eckel is a writer in Kingston, New York, who married her dream
guy after years of beingsingle. Her book, It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong)
Reasons You’re Single, is out January 7.
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a guy sup-
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know when
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...if you invited him to your condo, if you were already making out, if he’s
your boyfriend, or if he didn’t point a gun against your head? Cosmo
investigates the gray areas so you never have to second-guess yourself.
BY ANA P. SANTOS

Is it rape if I went out with
him willingly?
When TV host-comedian Vhong Navarro
went to see 22-year-old Deniece Cornejo
at her posh condo on January 22, the last
thing he probably expected was to get
beaten up and accused of rape.
Afer all, he claimed that the last time
he saw the model, she went down on him.
He also said that afer their first meetup,
she texted him sweet nothings, and that
she scheduled the now infamous second
“date” at her condo. The rest is CCTV
footage history, except for what went on
between them inside her condo: She
claimed he attempted to rape her and
was rescued only when her friends found
him pinning her down, he claimed four
men pounced on him soon as he arrived.
While the case has not been closed,
this “rape case” (or “grave injury,”
depending on who you ask) du jour
opened a can of worms about a little-
talked-about yet highly debatable
phenomenon that might be more
common than we think: Date rape.
Take what happened to Sophia, an
events coordinator. It may have been
eight years ago, but she still remembers.
She was 26 when she first met Mike.
Actually, it wasn’t exactly like she had
just “met” him—they attended the same
university and he was someone she’d
known for some time. So when she ran
into him at a school where he worked as
a teacher, it was like bumping into an old
acquaintance.When he asked her out, it
didn’t even seem like a date. “We were
just going to hang out for coffee and buy
DVDs,” she recalls. When he brought her
home at the end of the evening, Sophia
leaned over across his side of the car to
give him the compulsory beso as a gesture
of thanks and friendship. Mike, however,
did not want to stop at the peck on the
cheek. “I felt him grab my neck,” Sophia
recalls. “Before I knew what was
happening, he had his tongue on my
neck, in my mouth.”
It happened so quickly, Sophia did not
notice he had unzipped his pants. With
his hand still gripped around her neck,
he pulled her down to give him oral sex.
Then, he went on top of her.
Sophia still remembers suffocating,
being confused and being betrayed by
her body. “Mentally, I was angry. I didn’t
know what was happening. I know I told
him to stop, I told him I couldn’t breathe.
My mind was fighting it but my body was
responding.”
Sophia’s coping mechanism at that
point was to detach herself from the
situation; she made herself think it was
happening to someone else—anybody
else but her. When it was over, he asked
her, “Did you have a good time, baby?”
Sophia went home that night unsure of
what had happened. “I remember taking
a very, very long shower.”
Is it rape if there is no brutality?
Republic Act 8353, known as The Anti-
Rape Law of 1997, defines rape as sexual
intercourse with a woman through force
or intimidation. Sexual intercourse is
further defined as the forcible insertion
of an animate or inanimate object into an
oral, anal, or vaginal orifice of a woman.
The law also stipulates that physical
resistance or sustained injuries need not
be established when there is intimidation
and the victim submits herself out of fear.
“One of the misconceptions about rape
is that it is perpetrated by strangers who
are lust-filled or drugged,” says Anna
Leah Sarabia, women’s rights activist
and former executive director of the now
defunct KALALAKASN (Kababaihan
Laban sa Karahasan), an NGO that
served survivors of violence.
In her years manning the crisis hotline
and counseling survivors, Sarabia says
perpetrators are ofen known and trusted
by the survivor. It is the element of trust
that ofen throws off the victim and
impacts the way she responds to the
assault. Claire Padilla, an attorney and
executive director of EnGendeRights,
Netizens on the Issue that Sparked the Rape Debate
KAT ALANO, DJ, host, singer
“So many people don’t know what rape is. Akala
nyo ba rapists are a certain type of people? Rapists
can be anyone.”
ANNA LEAH SARABIA, women’s rights activist
“Even if she ‘invites’ you to her condo, you can
always just sit in the kitchen and have tea.”
REGINA BELMONTE, Cosmo beauty editor
“No one is ever ‘asking for it’ and if you think
otherwise, I’m afraid we cannot be friends.” Vhong Navarro Deniece Cornejo
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Is he choking her or
stroking her?
Remember: No one
but you knows what
really happened.
says, “Victims respond differently to
their ordeal. Some resist with violent
struggle; others become catatonic.” Adds
Helen dela Cruz, police inspector of the
Philippine National Police Criminal
Investigation and Detection Group
(PNP-CIDG), “There are stereotypes of
rape victims na gutay-gutay ang damit,
gulo-gulo ang buhok, but that is not
always the case. Different people have
different coping mechanisms.”
Maybe I didn’t say “no”
early—or strongly—enough?
Sophia avoided Mike and his attempts to
get in touch with her afer the incident. At
one point, her phone registered 20 missed
calls in one day. She finally confronted him
and she asked, “Do you know what you did
to me?” She was appalled by his frank
reply: “Yes. But you were so beautiful, I
couldn’t help myself.”
Terret Balayon, former executive
director of a women’s NGO that dealt with
gender-based violence shares, “It usually
starts out with something harmless, like
watching a basketball game, then it will
progress to eating out somewhere, then
when the guy makes an attempt and the
girl resists, she is asked: then why did you
come with me?” Balayan stresses, “We
always hear that: ‘Nagbigay ng motibo
’yung babae.’ But what all women should
know is that you have a right to say ‘No!’ at
any point in a sexual engagement. You
have to claim that right.”
Don’t bathe between the time of the
incident and the time you make your
complaint.
It is best to file your complaint within
24 hours of the incident.
Keep soiled clothes as evidence. Don’t
wash your hands as the skin under
your fingernails may be checked for
skin samples that you may have
scratched off your assailant.
AFTER AN ATTACK:
Avoid date rape!
● Bring your own car when out on a date. Drive
yourself home or hitch a ride with a girlfriend
you can say you need to meet up with
afterwards.
● Watch what’s in your drink. If a stranger buys
you a drink at a bar, make sure it is opened or
mixed in front of you. Don’t leave it
unattended.
● When out with a new guy, make sure a friend
knows about it and where you’re going.
● It won’t hurt to have pepper spray in your
purse right next to your lipstick.
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Can rape happen to anyone?
Looking back, Sophia says that was
probably one of her own misconceptions
about date rape. “I’m a big-boned girl. I
know I’m not sexy in the conventional
way. I’d always thought rape only
happened to women who were sexy.”
But these experts all say rape can
happen to anyone, and there is no
single type of guy who is a rapist—it
can be anyone.
The worst part for Sophia was not
knowing if she was pregnant. “Waiting
for my period was the most agonizing
moment of my life. I knew that if I was
pregnant, there was no way I was going
to have his baby.”
Information about emergency
contraception is provided by the Likhaan
Center for Women’s Health. If you’ve had
unprotected sex (or afraid your condom
broke), call the hotline to speak to a
health care professional for advice on
administering emergency contraception.
It is a simple procedure that involves
taking the usual oral contraceptive pills
at higher doses and at shorter intervals.
It is safe, legal, and effective—but only if
done within a 72-hour window from the
time of unprotected sex.
Any woman can be a victim of date
rape. But no woman will ever be asking
for it. Even if you agreed to go out on a
date, going out does not mean putting
out. “No” will always mean “no”. ■
Aleng Pulis. Philippine National Police all-female
police force: 24-hour hotline 0919.777.7377.
Women and Children’s Protection Desk of the
Philippine National Police—in every barangay
Women’s Crisis Center. ER Trauma, Annex Bldg.,
East Avenue Medical Center, Diliman, QC. Call
(02)436-5088 / (02) 925-7133 / (02) 436-5088
GABRIELA. National Alliance of Women’s
Organizations in the Philippines. Call (02) 371-2302
(02) 374-3451 / (02) 374-3452. Fax (02) -374-4423
E-mail: gabwomen@yahoo.com
WHERE TO GO FOR HELP
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WE ALL KNOW THE REASONS TO WORK OUT
We’re healthier and we’re happier. We look hotter. But a lot of days (okay, most days), there are roughly 10
trillion other things most of us would rather do than wake up early to jog, duck out at lunch for a Spinning
class, or hit the gym after work. To score maximum benefits from exercise, experts say we should log three
hours of cardio a week (a combo of vigorous exercise, like running, and moderate activity, like walking) and at
least two strength-training sessions. But only one in five of us clears that bar. So what’s that girl got going for
her that the rest of us don’t? She’s figured out how to get fired up to work out. Pick and choose your favorite
motivation stokers from the science-backed tips that follow. You’re about to click with exercise too. e
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“The single best strategy for reaching
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how you’ll do it each week,” says social
psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson,
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Reach Our Goals. Think: “If it’s Monday,
Wednesday, or Friday, then I’ll take the
7 a.m. kickboxing class at the gym.”
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This year’s hottest accessories use technology
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Double the rush you
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pavement by raising
money for a cause that’s
close to you. Check out
these marathons with a
cause happening in March.
5TH CLARK ANIMO RUN
With distances from 2.5K to
42K, this marathon aims to
raise funds for the De La Salle
Alumni Association Pampanga
Chapter’s environmental
advocacy, and for its program to
adopt an indigenous group.
March 9, 2014
Clark Parade Grounds
COLORAMA: A COLOR FUN RUN
Called a “creative run” that will
appeal to kids and adults alike,
this fundraising event is for the
benefit of Habitat for Human-
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Institute of Accountants’
Long-Term Educational
Assistance Program.
March 9, 2014
UP Diliman Academic Oval
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Instead of one huge goal (“look hot”), pinpoint less daunting ones, like
a firmer bum or getting strong enough to do a pull-up. Research shows
you’re likelier to reach a goal the more specific it is. Then book a beach
vacay, or RSVP “yes” to your high school reunion. Congrats, now you’ve
got concrete motivation in the form of a bikini to wear at the pool or your
senior-year ex to flirt with.
Women who hit the gym with a friend lost
about 30 percent more weight than those who
exercised solo, according to a study from the
University of Pittsburgh. Experts think we’re
more likely to follow through with our plans to
work out when someone is counting on us. You’d YY
never leave your bestie hanging at happy hour,
and there’s no chance you’d stand her up for a
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NIKE TRAINING CLUB
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LOSE IT!
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FITOCRACY
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easy steps that are automatic. That’s why
apps work: The only thing you have to do
consciously is press a button to start it.” Try
these freebies, available at iTunes.com and
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you accountable and creates an automatic support group. In a
University of South Carolina study, dieters who tweeted about
food and exercise lost an extra pound* for every 15 tweets.
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BE AN UPBEAT DJ
“Turn on positive tunes as you
work out—especially at the
end. It leaves a lasting impres-
sion of exercise as an enjoyable
activity.” —Lacey Stone
Star clients: Nicole Kidman, Kelly
Osbourne, Amanda Seyfried
Pumped to exercise? You’ll spend 63
percent more time moving, say
researchers. We asked celeb trainers
to share how they keep clients happy
to see them.
PLAY A GAME
“I have a basketball court at my gym,
because I love mixing basketball games
and drills into the workouts to make them
feel more playful.” —Harley Pasternak
Star clients: Jordana Brewster, Lady Gaga,
Katy Perry
“Adding hikes, bike
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climbing can keep
you inspired. Or find a
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a circuit.”
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Star clients: Gwyneth
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Friends, family, work, fun: Life is busy.
When we polled Cosmo readers, more
than half said “no time” is a huge
workout obstacle. Follow the lead of
these weight-loss bloggers—together
they’ve lost 213 pounds—and check
another box while you exercise.
“Even if I’m not up for a full-on workout, I
still hit the gym. I’ll take a few magazines or
some paperwork from the office, get on the
treadmill, and walk for as long as it takes me
to get through them.”
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“I’ll walk with a friend in the neighborhood.
Knowing I’ll get to catch up with her makes
me look forward to exercising. I don’t think
about the fact that we’re working out.”
—Monica Olivas, 31, Run Eat Repeat
“I run five miles, three times a week. To stay
motivated, I’ll download entire albums but
wait until my next long run to listen to them.”
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with a strong
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What They Were Doing In Their 20s and the
THE ADVOCATE
Ana P. Santos, 39
Journalist, Women’s Issues
Activist, Editorial Director,
www.sexandsensibilities.com
In her 20s: “I sold just about anything—
cookies, jewelry, whatever—to augment my paltry
salary as account manager in an ad agency.”
Success...“will scare off timid, insecure men who
know they can’t hold their own with you and know
you are so out of their league. Success has its own
natural selection process.”
What you need to get there: “Be open to learning
new things. You can’t use the excuse, ‘I’m too old to
learn or re-learn’ anything nowadays.”
Hear, hear: “Let the detractors, disbelievers, and
cynics be your motivation to get up every day. When
you’re where you want to be, you’ll look back at
them and say, ‘Thank you. I couldn’t have done this
without you.’”
THE AD WHIZ
Merlee Jayme, 47
Chief creative officer, DM9JaymeSyfu
In her 20s: Designed t-shirts, wrote and drew
comic strips and cartoons.
Success is... “doing great work without having to
step on others’ toes, creating useless gossip and
intrigues, spreading negativity, and being mean to
everyone just to get ahead.”
What you need to get there: “Be unafraid to do real
hard work.”
Hear, hear: “Make sure you differentiate yourself
from the rest. Discovering your equity is find-
ing that one word that best describes you as an
employee, your work ethic or even your personal-
ity. This is a word that only you can own and gives
value to your contribution to the company.”
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THE PUBLISHER
Aurora M. Suarez, 39
Publisher, Summit Media
In her 20s: Was a brand assistant for Jack ‘n’ Jill
fun snacks. At 27, Aueeie launched Good Housekeeping
and her teeenage favorite Seventeen in the Philippines.
Success...“can actually be easy. You hear about working
hard and being persistent and that’s all true, but some-
times, the odds are ever in your favor and you find the
job you were meant to be doing.”
What you need to get there: “Integrity and consistency.
I was always someone people could rely on to deliver
what I had committed.”
Hear, hear: “Say yes. You never know where each
opportunity will lead you, who you will meet, and where
the road will take you next. Say yes even when you don’t
really want to go. Say yes to stepping out of your comfort
zone and trying something new.”
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Olive Ramos, 47
CEO, TigerAir Philippines
In her 20s: “I worked for the government as a
fiscal planning analyst.” At 28, she became the
VP of an electronics company, the youngest and
only woman in executive management.
Success is… “pursuing jobs that conform to
your beliefs and philosophy. Wealth follows
people of innate talent and of noble character.”
What you need to get there: “Never stop
learning—from experiences, whether good or
bad; and from people, regardless of stature,
age and orientation.”
Hear, hear: “Be wise and very discerning, but
take risks to discover new paths
and horizons.”
THE BANK PRESIDENT
Nina Aguas, 61
CEO, PBCOM
In her 20s: She was working as an auditor when she quit
her job to be with her husband in the US. “With a young
and growing family I had to do the giving up as my hus-
band was on the fast track with his company.” When they
returned after a couple of years, she went right back to
work. She would then go on to become the first female in
Asia to hold a country manager position for an interna-
tional bank.
Success…“does not have to come at the price of
family. If you want something hard enough, you can do it.”
What you need to get there: “We are taught to be respectful
and agreeable, but we should actually speak up.”
Hear, hear: “I was poor but determined. I came from a
humble family in Tarlac—it seemed like a tough climb but
I savored every bit of it. This is the mindset to have to be
able to truly run the world.”
THE HOTSHOT LAWYER
Trixie Cruz, 48
Militar y lawyer,
law firm partner
In her 20s…“I had my first baby at 20, went back to
college immediately afterwards, married at 25 and
became a full-time housewife.” In her late 20s, she
entered law school.
Success means...“one must be flexible. While the
formula of hard work and dedication holds true, work
must also be fun, and your dedication must be defined.”
What you need to get there: Keep a balance of interests.
“The only way to do this is to hang out with different
people, read a lot, especially on matters that are not or
only remotely related to work.”
Hear, hear: Do what interests you. Success becomes a
natural result of that.
THE PR MOGUL
Amor Maclang, 38
CEO, Geiser Maclang PR
In her 20s: Dabbled in various jobs, from doing
research at the Senate to working
at an ad agency.
Success is...not solely based on talent. “That
can only get you so far. Attitude and persistence
are everything.”
What you need to get there: “Feel so hungry
[you] have something to prove to [your]self.”
Hear, hear: “Work with integrity. Be reliable,
keep your word, even down to just being on
time. 80 percent of success is just being there
and being on time.”
THE HEADHUNTER
Jeannie Pilapil, 50
CEO, Transitions Executive
In her 20S: “I flitted from one job to
another—from working in hotels as account executive to,
at age 27, becoming the VP for distribution for a pharma
company.”
Success...“always comes at an expense. The misconcep-
tion is, while working our way to the top, we tend to lose
our femininity, become intimidating, and domineering. I
can attest that being at the top does not lessen my femi-
nine instincts: in fact, it even hones it.”
What you need to get there: “Choose a realistic goal.
Self-discipline and perseverance are equally important
qualities to ensure success.”
Hear, hear: “Nurture your early experiences and
appreciate the people you meet and work with. They
could be your future assets.”
THE A- LI ST AGENT
Pia Campos, 33
General Manager, W Talent Management
In her 20s: After three years of admin work at an ad
agency, Pia put up her own events and marketing
company. Faced with the difficulty of landing clients,
she diverted her efforts into a modeling agency for
kids. Now, she deals with international celebs like
Taylor Lautner, Lee Min Ho, and 2PM’s Nichkhun.
Success is...“about finding purpose and fulfillment in
what you do and being able to do it right.”
What you need to get there: Build good relationships.
“Yes, you will not get along with everyone, but you
must keep a certain amount of respect, trust and
even love for most of the people you work with.”
Hear, hear: “Know your priorities and focus first on
what’s most important for you.”
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“People can smell a networking play a mile away,” says
Mika Brzezinski, TV host and Cosmo career coach. “A o
better tactic is to make meaningful connections over
time and let them pay off in the long run.” Use these tips
to do just that, without a whiff of schmoozery.
Reach out when
someone is down.
When a coworker or work contact
gets let go or demoted, get in touch
with her right away, and continue to
check in every few months. Tell her
how much you miss her, and ask
what you can do to help. These people
will be back, and they’ll forever
remember your kindness. That’s
good karma that may turn into a
professional opportunity.
Stay in touch with
former colleagues.
Keep people you’ve worked with on your
radar—bosses, cube-mates, etc. You can
do this without being pushy by sending
a nonintrusive “just touching base”
email or an “I thought you’d like this
article” email.
Say thank you often.
People love getting credit—including for
your successes. Scored a new job? Send a
Be the Girl
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brother-in-law
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supervisor an email or note: “Thank
you for helping me develop the skills
that allowed me to get to this point.”
A genuine thank you makes a
powerful impression.
Help your coworkers
and contacts.
I call it following through on being a
great person. Whenever you can, do a
non-work- related favor for someone, like
offering to chat with your boss’s kid
about your alma mater as she decides
where to apply to college or connecting
people who have a career interest
in common.
Have coffee with
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Meet often with other people in your
field, peers as well as managers and HR
offices. As long as you’re not passing on
proprietary info or gossip about your
company or coworkers (major no-nos),
meeting someone who works at a
different com-pany is not “cheating” on
your employer. It makes you more
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industry. Plus, the new contact will see
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Talk to strangers.
Everyone you meet is a potential contact.
The friend of a friend you meet at your
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lead for you. Even if she’s on a different
career path, she could introduce you to
technology your company could use or
give you an idea for solving a problem at
work or even tell you about a job opening
you’d never have heard about otherwise.
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“My credit card
application keeps
getting denied because
my dad has credit
card debt.”

What’s more taxing than
handling your finances?
Handling your parents’. Best way to
deal is to ask them for documents
stating any unpaid balance was
settled. Or, “try other banks who
only look at your personal credit
history and not that of your parents.
Alternatively, you can open an
account that can also be used as a
credit card.” says Joe Ferreria,
President of Money Doctors
(moneydoctors.com.ph). A debit
card affiliated with either Visa or
Mastercard will function just as
well, but will keep you from
overspending because you only
spend what’s in your account.
“My mom and dad still
pay my cellphone bill. It’s
awesome, obviously, but
embarrassing.”

It’s possible this is something
your parents really want to do
for you—maybe they think of it as a
small price to pay for staying in touch.
If that’s the case, put the money
you’re saving to good use (like an
automatic contribution to your
savings account). If you’d feel more
comfortable paying, figure out what
portion of the family bill goes to your
phone usage and opt to hand in that
amount every month.
“My mom is unemployed
and asks me for money—
then never pays me back.”

Saying no to your mom can be tricky
and you don’t want to micromanage
her spending, so here’s another idea.
Instead of handing her money directly,
offer to pay for her to talk to a certified
financial planner (like the people at
Money Doctors). That way, she can get
expert, unbiased advice on setting up a
budget and getting back on track.
“Years later, my parents
still talk about how much
they paid for my
wedding. I feel awful.”

They need to know what you’re
feeling, so the next time they
bring it up, calmly tell them.
Acknowledge their generosity, then
change the topic. You should
remember your wedding for what it
signifies to your relationship, not
for the bottom line. Focus on the
memories you made that day. Pull
out the photo album if you have to!
“I borrowed money
from my dad, and he
charged me interest!”

Think of it this way: Your dad
took money out of his savings
account, where it would have
earned interest, and had you cover
the interest he lost. Was it strict?
Absolutely. But I’d guess he was
trying to teach you an important
lesson, that credit has a cost. Two
things in life are incredibly easy to
gain and hard to lose: extra weight and
credit-card debt.
“When my siblings ask my
parents for money, they get
it. But when I do, all I get is
a lecture.”

Most parents try to be fair, but it doesn’t
always work out that way. They may
think you are worse with money or have less
need than your sibs. Or they may not realize
they’re playing favorites. Try giving more
details on exactly why you need the loan…
and when you’ll pay it back. It’s all about
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Happiness is...
BEING UNAFRAID OF FAILURE
I’m a fan of chocolate. In fact, I love it
so much that at one time, I sold it on
Instagram. It was called “Chocolate to
the Max.” Unfortunately, it didn’t work
out because everyone’s on a diet now!
But I have no regrets. So my business
didn’t flourish—kebs! At least I
learned something along the way. I
discovered that I enjoy closing sales
and interacting with people. Now, I’m
selling vintage bags online with my
mom’s help. Don’t be scared to try
new things.
Why Crying
= Happiness
“Having a ‘good cry’ is recuperative for
your system. A crying episode will allow
for time and space to process your
thoughts and feelings.”
SOURCE: DR. BETTY PHILLIPS, PH. D.,
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Last year, I read a book about
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for me, and it did. I found a nice agate
necklace, which supposedly improves
energy. When I started wearing it, I
became happier. Now, I carry different
stones to attract health, wealth, and
love. The funny thing is, my character
Esperanza in Innamorata has a ruby a
necklace that makes her beautiful in an
instant. In real life, I feel pretty when I
wear my ruby necklace! Wala namang
mawawala kung maniniwala ka.
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In showbiz, competition can be intense
and people like to nitpick. I started at
14, so you can just imagine what it was
like. I got so fed up, I went back to the
US and worked a 9-to-5 job, but I wasn’t
happy. I realized that while acting is my
passion, I need to learn how to detach
myself from it all. Now, I just look at it
as work. Whatever field you’re in,
remember: It’s a job. It’s not your life.
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Photographs by Sean Armenta
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Sea Siren
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Bangle, Kikay
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get golden
Newsflash: If you need sun
exposure to get it, then the
healthy tan you covet isn’t as
healthy as it looks. If you’re
looking to bronze up this
summer, self-tanner’s your
safest bet. “They’re formulated
with an agent called DHA,
which causes a reaction in the
skin that makes it a few shades
darker without UV damage,”
explains Dr. Aivee Aguilar-Teo.
Still determined to sunbathe?
Do your skin a favor and slather
on SPF 30 every two hours.
Gleaming skin, pops of color, bright eyes,
and sexy summer hair—we’ve got your
looks for the season locked down.
Photographs by Sara Black
hot

hothouse
flower
Radiant Orchid, the universally
flattering Pantone Color of the
Year for 2014, looks as great
on your skin as it does on your
back. Unlike last year’s Emerald
and 2012’s Tangerine Tango,
this pretty, pinkish purple is
gorgeous everywhere: as a wash
of color on the lids, swept across
lips, blended on cheeks, or
painted onto fingertips.
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Red-hot red orange will
always be the lip color du jour
when the summer season rolls
around. It’s the only pop of
color you need to look made
up, and you definitely won’t
sweat it off. Go glossy with
matte skin, and matte with
dewy skin.

bob your
head
In the heat of the
moment, you’ll
probably throw your
hair up into a ponytail
or a messy bun, right?
Here’s a sleek, chic
alternative: A faux bob.
Secure your hair at the
ends, roll it up inwards
until you hit a length
you like, then pin it in
place. It’ll keep your
hair off your neck and
still look fab.

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bright eyes
Looking for a fresh way to define
your eyes? Make a bold, bright eye
statement this summer with white
liner. Tightline your upper and lower
lids with black liner (it’ll make your
eyes pop and create contrast), then
apply white liner on top of your
lashline to look white-hot.

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Shed the clothes, show some skin,
bronze up, and hit the beach—or at least
fake it until you make it to Boracay—with
these hot summer picks.
theBalm Betty-
Lou Manizer,
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T. LeClerc Matte
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The Body Shop
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Mineral Fusion
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Sensationnel,
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Prestige Pencil
Eyeliner in White,
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NARS Matte
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L’Oréal
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MAC Lipstick
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HOT &HEALTHY
If You Do One Thing for
Yourself This Month...
The temps have climbed, but that
doesn’t mean you’re stuck inside the
mall for the free air conditioning.
Sweating outside not only gives you
energy, but it almost makes it more
likely you’ll repeat the workout in the
future, according to a study in
Environmental Science and
Technology. Here, ways to kick start
your summer.
Take a Walk
If getting cooped up indoors burn you out,
soaking up some natural light will help your
body make vitamin D, which may improve
your mood. (Don’t forget SPF: You get a good
dose of D even with sunscreen.)
Pick up the Pace
Outdoor runs and bike rides burn more
calories than hopping on a treadmill or
stationary bike, thanks to natural resistance
created by wind, uneven terrain, and
sidestepping puddles. Plus, gearing up and
taking on the elements is badass.
Just Play
Sports that cool you down while burning cals
like ice-skating, feel more like a when-we-
were-kids romp than actual exercise. But
just half an hour burns around 250 calories.
No equipment? Organize a frisbee game
in an open park.
SOURCE: JESSICAMATTHEWS, ANEXERCISE
PHYSIOLOGISTANDSPOKESPERSONFORTHEAMERICAN
COUNCILONEXERCISE
Step out into
the sun and get
that golden tan
glowing!
Have Fun
OUTSIDE!
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Keeps the cold and flu
away? “When people
kiss, they exchange
germs, generating new
antibodies that can
help prevent infection,”
says Yael Varnado, MD,
cofounder of Health
Expert. More ways
making out is healthy:
It soothes your pain
and curbs the
production of stress
hormones, leaving you
a little more Zen than
before you locked lips.
So get smooching.
—SHANNON FIEDLER
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Repeat often for
best results.
There’s an
App For…
Toned Abs and
Better Orgasms
Thought that would get your
attention. The secret is
starting pelvic-floor-muscle
exercises in your 20s and 30s.
You could score more intense
orgasms, a stronger core, and
reduced lower-back pain. The
app Kegel Aerobics reminds
you to do them and takes you
through daily sets of squeeze-
and-release moves—think
holding in urine when you
need to pee.
DOW
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OF THE
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SOURCE: HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER HERB
ROSS, KEGELAEROBICS.COM
Breast tenderness, breakthrough bleeding, and nausea
are symptoms that commonly strike after you start
taking the Pill, so MDs suggest waiting three months for
them to subside (bad headaches, vision changes, chest
pain, or leg swelling, however, are red flags; go off the
Pill and tell your doc ASAP). “It can take time to adjust to
the hormone,” says ob-gyne Alyssa Dweck, coauthor of
V is for Vagina. Should side effects persist, ask your gyne
if a different pill may be a better fit.
“I just went on the Pill, and
the side effects are driving
me crazy. How long will I
feel this way?”
QUICK FIX
FOR A
FUNKY
STOMACH
Whether it’s due to
party anxiety or too
many snacks,
there’s nothing
worse than a belly
that’s rumbling
louder than the
background music.
Quiet your tummy
with a peppermint
candy. The menthol
relaxes the muscles
of your intestine, so
you’ll feel better
instantly. Stash a
few in your purse
before heading out.
OURCE: DAVID ROBBINS,
GASTROENTEROLOGIST AT LENOX
HILL HOSPITAL AND THE
MANHATTAN ENDOSCOPY
CENTER, NYC
FOOD BUZZ
Health & Fitness
FAST
FACT
Fill your meals
with low-fat,
protein-rich
foods like
yogurt, skinless
chicken, and
beans. Your
body works
harder to burn
these than it
does for carbs,
so they can help
you maintain
your weight or
slim down.
BUILD A BETTER…
UMBRELLA COCKTAIL
Piña Colada
Ditch the fatty
cream of coconut,
and use ¼ cup light
coconut milk. Blend
with 4 ice cubes,
1½ tablespoons
light rum, and 1½
cups frozen
pineapple chunks.
CALORIES: 175
Our recipes make your favorite summer
classics SFYW (safe for your waistline).
Margarita
Skip sugary mixers: Put ¼ cup
lime juice, 2 ½ ounces tequila,
and 3 ice cubes in a shaker
with 1 ounce each orange
juice, cold water, and coconut
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CALORIES: 250
Blend ½ cup sliced
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CALORIES: 130
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Strawberry
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SOURCE: JIM WHITE, RD, OWNER OF JIM WHITE FITNESS AND NUTRITION STUDIOS
AND SPOKESMAN FOR THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
(You save 170.)
“I’m 30, and I
seem to gain
weight more
easily than I did
in my 20s. Why?”
Blame your metabolism, which naturally
slows a bit once you hit your 30s. Also,
lifestyle changes that make you more
sedentary as you age can lead to pound
creepage, explains nutritionist Jackie
Keller, founder of Nutrifit.
METABOLISM BOOSTER: CAPSAICIN
The natural chemical that makes chillies so scorching can help crank up
your metabolism, so you work off extra calories during digestion. The more
fiery the chili, the greater calorie-burning effect you’ll snag. Spicy cuisines
such as Mexican and Thai offer tons of options, or you can sprinkle cayenne
pepper or Tabasco sauce on blander dishes cooked at home.
SOURCE: AURORA BUFFINGTON, RD, SPOKESPERSON FOR THE NEVADA DIETETIC ASSOCIATION
These will burn
more than just
your lips.
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Health & Fitness
YOU BURN
MORE CALORIES
JOGGING ON
SAND THAN YOU
DO ON ASPHALT.
50
WHO’S UP FOR A
SUNRISE BEACH RUN?
your abdominal
muscles and
crunch up to 35⁰
until your elbows
touch your knees.
Do 4 sets of 50 reps
each, resting for a
minute between
each set.
angle with the
floor. Lift your legs
up and crunch
your abdominal
muscles until your
knees touch your
elbows. Lower
your legs and
repeat. Do 4 sets
of 12
reps each.
arms behind your
head for support, but
don’t pull on your
neck. Twist your torso
so your right elbow
touches your left knee,
and kick your right leg
forward. Repeat on the
other leg. Do 4 sets of
12 reps each.
your back straight
and your chest out.
Twist to your right to
reach a 90⁰ turn,
while you contract
your abs as tightly as
possible. Release and
repeat on the other
side. Do 4 sets of
50 reps each.
Please transport
us to this beach
immediately.
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Beach bumming and sunset
watching aren’t the only things
you can do this summer. Pick up
these fab finds and start
sweating it out amidst sun,
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Rip Curl
waterproof
watch,
P6,990.
Stoked
rash guard,
P1,800.
HOT WORKOUT
Being busy is no longer an excuse.
Studies on high-intensity interval
training (HIIT) suggest working
out less is more effective than
marathon gym runs. Edward
Mendez’s new book Your Dream
Body Come True, dishes workout
routines and diet tips founded on
this principle. Here, his 25-minute
routine to get those abs popping!
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Health & Fitness
Curious as we are about this latest health trend?
Cosmogot two experts to squeeze out the truth o
and peel off the myths about juice cleansing—
with all the juicy details.
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Can juicing make
you lose weight?
Tengco says weight loss has to
be intended. Some programs
target weight loss, while
others are purely for detox.
“Weight loss will happen
naturally because a juice
cleanse involves very little
calories compared to having a
normal meal,” says De Baron.
A cleanse doesn’t go beyond
1,200 calories, but you have to
be wary of the sugar content,
advises Tengco. “Make sure
the ingredients in the juice
encourage weight loss,” she
adds. Try capsicum, which
prevents bloating caused
by inflammation.
How often should I cleanse?
While doing a cleanse once a month can help you balance your
hormones (do it after your period to help your body cope with any
hormonal imbalance) and help you lose weight, doing it too often
and too long might result in weight loss due to muscle
cannibalization. De Baron urges, “juicing should not be used as
a band-aid to counter unhealthy eating. It is a habit you should
add to a healthy lifestyle.” Doing a cleanse monthly or quarterly
“will allow your body to cushion the effects of stress—one of the
major culprits of weight gain—by rebooting it,” adds Tengco.
What should I look for in a cleanse?
It should be made of “unadulterated vegetable and fruit juices. Pressed
juices oxidize, so the longer juice takes to get from the juicer to you, the
less beneficial it is. It should be consumed within an hour or two,”
comments De Baron. To facilitate weight loss, Tengco says, “green-
leafy veggies are non-negotiable, and fruit should not be the main
ingredient. Include veggies that stop inflammation, like ginger.”
“It’s extracting the juice of
fruits and veggies to make
it easier for the body to
absorb nutrients,” says
celebrity nutritionist
Nadine Tengco. By going
on a cleanse, “you reset
your body by cleansing
your colon, regenerating
your cells, and even
rebooting your palate,”
adds sports nutritionist
Harvie De Baron. Most of
us have programmed our
bodies to store fat instead
of burn it. Reprogram your
body by resting the
digestive system.
Every celeb on IG is
on a juice cleanse.
What is it really?
Doing it for two to three days is fine.
“Drinking juice instead of having a
proper meal can be counterproduc-
tive in the long run,” says De Baron.
By letting your body adapt to this
new manner of food consumption,
your metabolism slows down,
making it harder to keep the weight
off. Being on a juice cleanse for too
long deprives the body of protein.
Tengco advises adding vegetable
protein like Spirulina to prevent
muscle breakdown.
HOW SHOULD YOU PREP YOURSELF?
“It’s important to ease into juicing and out of it, otherwise your
body goes into shock,” advises Tengco. Bingeing the day before a
cleanse will expand your stomach, which you cannot fill with
food. A week before the cleanse, “eliminate alcohol, junk food,
and avoid eating dairy. Eat veggies, and slowly reduce meat
from your meals,” Tengco adds. After a cleanse, resist the
temptation to pig out. “Go vegan for at least two days, since your
body will have difficulty digesting protein right after a cleanse.”
How long
should I
be on a
cleanse
to make sure
it’s effective?
Pick your
(health) potion.
Just Juice?
HEALTH REPORT
Before
beginning
any diet or detox
program, check first
with your doctor,
particularly if you
have any medical
conditions.

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1 Holding a dumbbell in
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the floor. Repeat for one minute
on the other side. Do three sets.
Drive your knees
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balance.
You legs should
be straight as
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HOW TO DO IT:
Do the routine twice a week on
nonconsecutive days with
5-pound dumbbells. (Increase the
weight if it feels too easy.) Plus,
log at least 15 minutes of cardio
three times a week.

Fresh off the success of their critically-
acclaimed CLOSER last October at
Whitespace, Red Turnip promises
another unique, in-your-face theatrical
experience with COCK by Mike Bartlett.
A sold-out hit when it first premiered in
London in 2009 and subsequently
during its off-Broadway run a year later,
COCK revolves around a gay couple
whose rocky relationship derails when
one of them sleeps (and falls in love)
with a woman. Featuring Jenny Jamora,
Topper Fabregas, Niccolo Manahan and
Audie Gemora, this production promises
to be another ground-breaking
production of Red Turnip. It will be
directed by Rem Zamora
Catch a special show of COCK on March 14, 2014!
Called COCK PARTY, it features the award-winning
play, creative cocktails, and more! It will be
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Weekend
HOT DOGS, ANYONE?
Here’s a no-fuss,
supermarket-bought
party spread: a DIY
hotdog bar. Grill some
dogs, stash buns in a
basket, and offer your
guests different kinds
of toppings. Cut up
an illustration board
into calling-card-sized
pieces and scribble
labels with colored chalk
so your guests won’t
have to keep asking you,
“What’s this?”
GIVE ’EM SOMETHING
TO TAKE HOME.
Here’s a party favor
your guests will be using
at and after the shindig:
Human Nature BugShield
(50mL, P94.75) wrapped
in handkerchiefs and
tied with twine.
COMFY, COZY, COOL.
Encourage a chika-all-
afternoon vibe by bringing
out blankets and throw
pillows, just in case your
guests may want to lie on
the grass and daydream.
SET UP A BEVERAGE
AND DESSERT BAR.
Let guests keep their
cool with ice-cold fruit
juices, a bowl of iced
fruits in season, and
everyone’s childhood-
favorite: ice candy.
This tin pail (P200 from
Urban Abode) makes
for a great, picnic
accessory, instead of
your typical ice bucket.
SUMMER
SHINDIG
SUMMER
SHINDIG
#CosmoStyle
Summer’s palette is all about bright,
fun shades. Pick out vividly colored
crepe or art paper and use as
buntings, table runners, or tassels
for popcorn bags. Paper plate holders,
straws, and cord ribbons in neon
colors also add to the festive vibe.
Soak up the sun and lots
of fun with this Cosmo-
tailored outdoor fete.

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#CosmoStyle
If there’s one thing
YOU SHOULD...
READ
DO
WATCH
LEARN
StyLIZed: Liz Uy’s
Ten Style Essentials
by Liz Uy
In this much-Instagrammed
style bible, the celebrity
stylist lists the key pieces
every Pinay should have in
her closet, modeled by her
A-List clients, like Anne
Curtis, Toni Gonzaga, and
Sarah Geronimo. Liz spills her
sought-after style secrets to
help you create a wardrobe
that best defines you. Your
#OOTD pics just got
#StyLIZed.
Calligraphy
Follow @InkScribbler on IG
Is there anything more
romantic than pretty
penmanship? If you want
to create lovely letters but
aren’t confident about the
way you write, sign up for
Ink Scribbler’s Scribble
Workshop helmed by
Pinay artist Alexis
Ventura. Your P2,000
covers three hours of
basic calligraphy lessons,
materials, and snacks—a
small price to pay for a
brag-worthy new skill.
Swim Your Way
to Hotness
ActressBea Alonzo swears by
the calorie-torching powers of
swimming. Cop her workout
sans sunburn by signing up at
Fitness First Platinum RCBC, the
gym chain’s premiere branch.
It has an indoor pool with a fab
view of Makati’s CBD.
Pure Heroine
by Lorde
By now, you’ve probably heard the
Grammy Award-winning song “Royals,”
a.k.a. every broke 20-something-chica’s
anthem. The good news is, 17-year-old
Lorde has more hauntingly beautiful
songs up her (album) sleeve. TBH, every
single track is all kinds of infectious!
300: Rise of an Empire
Gore, glory, and battle all happen at sea, with
general Themistokles leading the Greek army
against the Persian host headed by vengeful
commander Artemisia. Trust us: Your BF will
love you for suggesting this epic war movie. e
LISTEN TO
Summer: the perfect time to enjoy a post-work
cocktail while drinking in the spectacular view
of Metro Manila by night. Fight the mid-week
work slump by hitting up 71 Gramercy (facebook.
com/71Gramercy) for people-watching and
steady drinking with your office buds. This NYC-
inspired restaurant/bar is at the 71st floor atop the
swanky Gramercy Residences and is frequented
by hot guys on Wednesday evenings, their official
models’ night. P.S. Cosmo Hunk Fabio Ide, one of
the club’s owners, hosts Wednesday nights—our
way of saying, you’d better dress to kill, babe!
HIGH-LEVEL
PARTYING
HIGH-LEVEL
PARTYING
Beautiful
people inside,
fantastic
view outside!
HOT HANGOUT
Still the best
party drink:
Cosmopolitan,
P260.

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spots, all approved by the
chicest chica girls this side of
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7x
When you’ve unpacked and settled
into your hotel room, start your
Cebu adventure by heading to this
new-ish French bakery, deli, and
wine library. It may not look like
much from the outside, but step
into the open-air dining area dotted
with faux cherry blossom trees and
you’ll understand why it’s one of the
city’s most Instagrammed spots.
Order a bottle of their in-house
sparkling wine, Shanpelino
(P225), nibbleon flown-in-from-
France macarons (P40 each), and
soak in the lovely view.
Feel like flying to Cebu on a whim with your
favorite free spirits? Go! Air Asia Philippines
(airasia.com/ph) has daily flights to this month’s
Cosmo destination. And if you book early, you
can get tickets for as low as P634. Sweet deal! Go to
Cosmo.ph
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Politics Café
Escario Central Arcade
LA VIE
PARISIENNE
facebook.com/lavieparisiennecebu
Fact: No out-of-town trip is complete without alcohol-fueled memories. After dinner,
troop to this government-inspired bar for rounds of their signature cocktails. El Mayor
(P220), a potent blend of Johnnie Walker Black and Jose Cuervo on the rocks, and
Oval Office (P220), made of Bombay Sapphire, Malibu Rum, and brandy, get our vote!
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ővenpick Hotel’s Ibiza
Beach Club: Pretty
during the day,
stunning at dusk.
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TRAVEL
A little slice of Paris
in the heart of
Cebu City.
Authentic
French
Macarons
This kind of
“politicking”
is fun!
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RALFE GOURMET
CHOCOLATE BOUTIQUE
ralfegourmet.com
appreciation session at this
raved-about sweets mecca
for a crazy-amazing
experience. Spend an hour
sampling hot chocolate,
eating hand-rolled truffles,
and seeing art made of
100% tsokolate.
GUSTO URBAN CAFÉ +
WINE BAR
G/F, Calyx Center, Cebu I.T. Park
at this casual-but-chic
enoteca frequented by
friendly expats. Pick a spot
outside, plop onto one of the
Vito Selma-designed
couches, and feast on a
Seafood Pizza Cone (P110)
paired with a cold glass of
Rosé (P800 per bottle).
CAFÉ SARREE
facebook.com/CafeSarree
Cap off a tiring but fun day of
wandering by having dinner
at this cozy restaurant
known for its sumptuously
simple dishes. The Lamb
Adobo (P280), Beef
Salpicao (P285), and
Southern-Style Glazed
Belly (P220) get five stars!
SCRAPYARD
facebook.com/Scrapyard.Lounge
Mojitos, Patron XO shots,
and great music are all you
need to get a fantastic night
rolling. All these elements
you’ll find at this upscale-
minus-the-snark lounge.
Feel free to check out the pop
art all over the bar’s vicinity!
THE CHILLAGE
facebook.com/the.chillage.cebu
Looking for pasalubong
that’s not cheesy (souvenir
shirts) or expected (Otap)?
Do your shopping at this
creative treasure trove of fab
finds for friends and family.
From old vinyl CDs to
graphic shirts designed by
Cebu-based artistsZero
Three Two, there’s bound to
be something you’ll fall in
love with!
Making this list legit was Tourism Commissioner Jaja Rama, also one of the TT
city’s most badass PR professionals, who says, “This list is tailored for the
Pinay who wants to know Cebu beyond its beaches and historical attractions.”
Cosmo’s Cebu Correspondent
THE LOWDOWN Whether
you’re in the mood for pool
time, party time, spa time, or
chill-by-the-ocean time, this
Mediterranean-inspired
beachfront hotel is your one-
stop shop for a fabulous
Cebu getaway.
STAY Book a Deluxe room
(around P7,000 a night
inclusive of breakfast) and
wake up to a relaxing ocean
view! Few things in life are
better than relishing your
morning coffee at your suite’s
spacious balcony. #LikeABoss
DINE The authentic Balearic-
style Churrasco at the Ibiza
Beach Club is the bomb.
Think all-you-can-eat meat
and seafood barbecue. Yum.
DON’T MISS The live
entertainment at the Ibiza
Beach Club! Our favorites:
Disco Night and Latin
Night. You’ll want to
Instavideo everything!

For inquiries, go to moevenpick-hotels.com and
like facebook.com/
moevenpickhotelmactanislandcebu for updates.
Mővenpicks
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signature coffee at
the lobby!.
MÖVENPICK
HOTEL
MACTAN
ISLAND CEBU
Edge Coaster at Sky
Experience Adventure
Imagine traversing the
edge of a building as
you’re fastened on a rail
seat 130 m. above
ground! The best part:
You can tilt your seat up
to 55˚ facing down. Are
you ballsy enough to
angle it all the way?
Vito Selma-
designed
furniture at
Gusto
Cafe Sarree’s
quaint dining
area
Ralfe’s hand-
rolled Truffles
Insert
yourself here.
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Don’t or et to try
Pencil in a chocolate
Enjoy an unhurried brunch
Cosmo Life
Sexy Chef nutritionist Nadine Tengco and chef Barni Alejandro definitely
look like they practice what they preach. Here, they share recipes of
three delicious meals from their gluten-, wheat-, dairy-, hormone-, and
preservative-free Anti-Plateau* detox diet program designed to help you
lose those last few pounds. (Each recipe serves one.)
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and in this case, their trim physiques!
BIKINI-
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MEALS
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Purée all moringa pesto ingredients in a blender until smooth. Coat the
fish with moringa pesto and chill to marinate for 20 minutes. At this
point, soak wooden skewers in water to soften while you wait. After 20
minutes, season fish with a pinch of salt and pepper before threading
into the skewers, alternating with the red bell pepper cubes. Toss egg-
plant slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Preheat grill to
medium-high heat. Grill fish until opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes on each
side. Grill eggplant on both sides until tender. Serve.
FOR THE MORINGA PESTO:
¼ cup malunggay leaves
1 ½ tsps garlic, chopped
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
pinch of salt
FOR THE FISH SKEWERS:
120g cream dory fish fillet,
sliced into ½ inch cubes
pinch of salt and pepper
½ red bell pepper, cut into cubes
2 wooden skewers
FOR THE GRILLED EGGPLANT:
160g eggplant, cut into
¾ inch slices
2 tsps extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Moringa Pesto Fish Skewers
and Grilled Eggplant
CALORIES: 365
Chicken Meatballs with
Zucchini Noodles and
Red Bell Pepper Sauce
CALORIES: 330
60g zucchini “pasta”
(sliced into long
ribbons with a
mandoline, box grater,
or spiralizer)
FOR THE RED BELL
PEPPER SAUCE:
1 tsp extra virgin
olive oil
100g roasted red bell
pepper, chopped
1 tsp onion, chopped
½ tsp garlic, chopped
¼ cup vegetable broth
1 tsp basil, chopped
½ tsp coconut sugar
FOR THE MEATBALLS:
120g hormone-free
ground chicken
1 tsp onion, chopped
2 tsps parsley, chopped
½ tsp garlic, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsps extra virgin
olive oil
Shrimp Omurice
CALORIES: 350
Season shrimps with salt and pepper. Set aside. In a non-stick
pan, heat half of the canola oil and sauté shrimp for about 2
minutes or until fully cooked. Set aside. In the same pan, heat
remaining oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until fragrant.
Add red bell pepper, green bell pepper, celery, carrots, sayote,
and Chinese cabbage. Sauté until tender. Add the turmeric
rice, coco aminos, and shrimp. Sauté for another minute then
transfer to a serving dish. Serve with omelette.
75g medium-sized shrimps,
shelled
2 tsps canola oil, divided
2 tsp onion, chopped
½ tsp garlic, chopped
20g red bell pepper, chopped
20ggreenbell pepper, chopped
9g celery, chopped
23g carrots, shredded
30g sayote, chopped
22g Chinese cabbage, shredded
½ cupturmericrice(add½
tspturmericpowderforevery
cupofricewhilecooking)
½ tsp coco amino natural
liquid seasoning**
1 free-range egg, cooked into
an omelette
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Transfer to a serving dish. To make the meatballs: In
a bowl, combine chicken with onion, garlic, parsley,
salt, and pepper. Mix well and form into meatballs. In a
non-stick pan, heat the olive oil. Pan-fry the meatballs
until browned and fully cooked. Drain excess oil on
paper towels. Prepare the sauce: In a non-stick pan,
heat olive oil. Sauté onion and garlic until fragrant.
Add roasted red bell pepper and cook for 1 minute. In
a blender, purée red bell pepper mixture with broth,
basil, and coconut sugar until smooth. Top zucchini
“pasta” with the meatballs and red pepper sauce.
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boho-chic condo with nature-
inspired art and decor.
Art and flora are perfect pad
accents. Whether propped up on a shelf
or to cover up an unsightly circuit board,
paintings and photographs abound in
Tami’s condo. “My dad has a bit of a green
thumb, too, so I like to put his small plants
all over my place.”
Let a theme guide your design
choices. This nature lover wanted her rented
condo to be her own haven of rest and relaxation, so
she picked a theme she enjoyed best. “I love nature
and the outdoors, so I went for florals, botanicals, and
other nature-inspired things,” she says. “And I make it
a point not to bring work home!”
Check out bargain haunts. “My favorite
piece would have to be the kitchen counter/bar, which
I found in a Japanese surplus shop in Las Piñas. It’s
the perfect size, and has a built-in lighting system that
makes the room feel cozy when it’s lit up at night.”
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a Persian carpet,
and various artworks
round out the boho
vibe. The plain closet
becomes a board for
surfing photos (hers
and her friends’).
Cosmo Life
cosmo’s
Get a sneak peek at what to look forward to. . .
and what to watch out for this month.
BY AURORA TOWER
STELLAR GIFTS Your first instinct is
to look for the best in people
and situations.
BLIND SPOTS You can be flaky and
cancel plans at the last minute!
FASHION FAVES Layering soft, beautiful
pieces suits you.
INDULGENCE Listening to your favorite
music can transform your mood.
SEDUCTION STYLE You know how to
tantalize and keep a guy wanting more.
MONTH AHEAD The 1
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Write down your goals for the
upcoming year, and start mapping
out the steps you’ll take to reach them.
But don’t get too busy for your girls—
get a catch-up brunch on the calendar h
with your ladies before things get
too crazy.
YEAR AHEAD May and July are white-
hot months for romance, and in
October, you’ll shine at work. You
often embrace your more
unconventional side, but learning the
ropes from more traditional and
methodical mentors will also help you
learn the skills you’ll need to succeed.
Cosmo Astrologer
Pisces
(FEB. 19 - MAR. 20)
TAURUS(APRIL 21 – MAY 21)
FOCUS ON: Finding small gifts for your pals.
Beauty is coming into your life, so share the
love! YOUR MANTRA: Embrace your team spirit!
Helping out your colleagues will have long-
term benefits, so why not take the lead on that
project everyone’s been avoiding? DON’T
BOTHER: Putting on your bossy boots at home.
You’ll have much better luck if you
compromise. POWER OF ATTRACTION: The 29th is
one of your most romantic days of the year.
Schedule a special date, or hit a hot party
and own it.
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Julia Montes
March 19, 1995
CANCER(JUNE 21 – JULY 22)
FOCUS ON: Your “always wanted to do” list! Take
a road trip with your ladies, and bake that red-
velvet cake from scratch. Doing, rather than
thinking about doing, will change your whole
outlook. YOUR MANTRA: Reach out. Your
friendship zone is buzzing. Is there a
relationship you want to mend? Make that
difficult call. DON’T BOTHER: Spreading yourself
too thinly. Not everything is your responsibility.
POWER OF ATTRACTION: Love heats up on the
6th, so don’t be afraid to make the first move.
Your confidence will be irresistible.
LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22)
FOCUS ON: Graceful transitions. Change can feel
overwhelming this month, so prioritize some
long walks and yoga to manage your stress.
YOUR MANTRA: Work it at work! On the 2nd, bring
a bold new idea to the table. If you back it up
with facts and figures, you’ll impress. DON’T
BOTHER: Shopping ’til you drop! Be cautious, not
reckless, with your spending. POWER OF
ATTRACTION: If you’re single, a cute guy could
cross your path at a cool cultural event. He’s
likely to be shy, so start the conversation. You’ll
be happy you did.
ARIES(MARCH 21 – APRIL 20)
FOCUS ON: Undone tasks that are plaguing you.
If you tie up loose ends by the 20th, it will clear
the deck for big ideas. YOUR MANTRA: Be the
best bestie! Plan a friend date for the 14th.
DON’T BOTHER: Signing up for pricey gym
classes. Take advantage of sunny weather by
running outdoors or playing frisbee—it’s a
more fun and killer exercise. POWER OF
ATTRACTION: Being a little more adventurous
together in the bedroom (blindfolds, anyone?)
will really heat things up for you and your guy.
GEMINI (MAY 22 – JUNE 20)
FOCUS ON: Making sure higher-ups at work
know how whip-smart you are. It’s okay to call
attention to the good work you’ve been doing
and show them you take pride in doing a stellar
job. YOUR MANTRA: Expect the unexpected. Take
a day before you react to surprise news on the
18th and you’ll come out on top. DON’T BOTHER:
Burying your feelings. You’ll get frustrated if you
are misunderstood, so be clear and direct.
POWER OF ATTRACTION: Amp up the foreplay.
Take control, and give him a sensual massage
to slow him down!
TAURUS
You connect passionately over your
shared love of art and music. He provides
a supportive backbone for your
whimsical nature.
VIRGO
As opposite signs, you have magnetism
in the bedroom! You also give each other
confidence to follow through on your
long-term plans.
Pisces
Your Love Matches
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LOVES A woman with a quirky sense of
humor who’ll draw out his softer side.
HATES People encroaching in his
personal space, unless you’re his lady!
DREAM DATE An intimate and
secluded night at home, away from
the city chaos.
WIN HIM OVER By being a listener when
it counts. He needs to vent sometimes.
WHAT HE’S IN THE MOOD
FOR THIS MONTH. . .
Pisces He’s anxious over a work project and
needs to switch off. Take his mind to a new
place between the sheets.
Aries Hibernation is his MO this month, so
set the scene with a movie-marathon night
and his favorite takeout.
Taurus He’s in a giving mood. Volunteer at
a local park during the day, and then let him
give to you...all night.
Gemini His boss is being a jerk—ugh!
De-stress him with a warm tub for two and
he’ll be ever so grateful.
Cancer He is full of pent-up energy! Put it to
good use by christening the hell out of some
unexplored spots at home.
Leo His passion level is through the roof this
month! Now’s the time to let him in on your
secret sexual fantasy.
Virgo Romance, anyone? Your guy is feeling
sweet and sexy all month, so let him pamper
you to his heart’s content.
Libra Spice things up in the kitchen! Make
dinner together: It’s a sensual activity that will
pay off in the bedroom.
Scorpio An impromptu get-together/
dance party is just the thing to shake him
out of his rut.
Sagittarius He’s in a nesting phase. Revel
in it by curling up together and binge-
watching something sexy.
Capricorn March Madness has him
hanging with his boys. Get in on the action by
hosting a playoff party.
Aquarius Go for an invigorating hike
outdoors. Getting his blood pumping will
pump up his libido too!
Cosmo Astrologer
SCORPIO (OCT. 23 – NOV. 21)
FOCUS ON: The good life! This is the time to
relax—enjoy downtime a bit more, and tone
down your normally strict discipline. YOUR
MANTRA: I’ve got the power! On the 2nd, think
about the things you’re most proud of. It will
give you insight into your strengths. DON’T
BOTHER: Snapping at a close friend. It won’t
blow over quickly, so hold your tongue. POWER
OF ATTRACTION: Single? Head to a concert and
you’ll strike up a conversation with a cute
stranger. You’ll have more in common than
just the killer tunes.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22 – DEC. 21)
FOCUS ON: Home time. You like to be on the go,
but everyone needs to recharge their batteries
from time to time, and your time is now! YOUR
MANTRA: Eyes on the prize. Your instincts are
extra sharp at work, especially on the 10th. Go
for some high-profile projects. DON’T BOTHER:
Getting into a financial scheme with a pal. Mis-
communication will lead to frustration, not
profit. POWER OF ATTRACTION: A missed connec-
tion from the past could bloom into more. Take
it slow and get to know each other again. It’ll
give your relationship a solid foundation.
VIRGO(AUGUST 23 – SEPT. 22)
FOCUS ON: Dates and more dates! This is your
lucky month for love, so don’t do too much
chillin’ on the couch. Nothing cooking? Hit up
your friends for a setup—romance is in the air!
YOUR MANTRA: Be realistic. Your creative ideas
can blow up when you act before you think. A
little planning and you’ll be unstoppable! DON’T
BOTHER: Being stubborn on the job. Your
opinions count, but your coworkers’ do too.
POWER OF ATTRACTION: Celebrate the full moon
on the 15th by getting wild and exploring some
new make-each-other-howl moves.
CAPRICORN(DEC. 22 – JAN. 19)
FOCUS ON: Communication. It’s the perfect time
to update your blog, spice up your social-media
commentary, and reach out to old friends. YOUR
MANTRA: Get involved. When you pick up some
new assignments at work, your stellar efforts
will catch the eye of a VIP. DON’T BOTHER: Being
stubborn on the 11th. You’re much more likely
to win people over to your way of thinking by
hearing them out. POWER OF ATTRACTION: Ask
your coffee-shop crush to sit with you. He’ll
be flattered, and most likely, digits will
be exchanged!
LIBRA(SEPT. 23 – OCT. 22)
FOCUS ON: Polishing your resumé. Look into
some classes that will get you closer to your
dream job. YOUR MANTRA: Little things mean a
lot. Buying a few, pretty things for your home
will make you fall in love with it all over again.
DON’T BOTHER: Letting a needy friend drain your
energy. Invite her to yoga if she wants to hang
so you can spend time together without her
bringing you down. POWER OF ATTRACTION:
You’ll be loved up by your man all month, but
there’s also a world outside your room! Hit the
town as a duo on the 30th and you’ll turn heads.
AQUARIUS(JAN. 20 – FEB. 18)
FOCUS ON: A technological detox. Take off a
weekend from social media, and spend it with
friends doing the same. The uninterrupted
conversations will deepen your relationships.
YOUR MANTRA: Home is where the heart is.
Start a new tradition of monthly potluck
dinners with your best friends. DON’T BOTHER:
Suggesting changes to your boss. They may
disrupt the positive momentum between you.
POWER OF ATTRACTION: On the 5th, your
charisma is through the roof, so it’s the perfect
time to flirt it up with your crush. Sparks will fly!
Gerald Anderson
March 7, 1989
This is one of the best times of the year to manifest your dreams by sharing your plans with your professional allies and close friends. Reach out to
them on the 6th, and be sure to follow through with your meetings until May 19th, when you will finally start to see the results of all your efforts.
AURORA’S
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WORD

BEAUTY
Avon avon.com.ph
The Body Shop thebodyshop.com.ph
Clinique facebook.com/CliniquePH
Estée Lauder esteelauder.com.ph
The Face Shop facebook.com/
ThefaceshopPhilippines
Garnier facebook.com/takecaregarnier
Hei Poa shop.beautybar.com.ph
Juice Beauty shop.beautybar.com.ph
Kérastase societedekerastase.com
Koh Gen Do shop.beautybar.com.ph
K-Palette shop.beautybar.com.ph
La Mer At Rustans Department Stores
Laura Mercier
rustans-thebeautysource.com
L’Oréal Professionnel
facebook.com/LOrealProPHv
MAC maccosmetics.com.ph
Majolica Majorca
twitter.com/MajolicaPH
Make Up For Ever
facebook.com/MAKEUPFOREVERPH
Mario Badescu
rustans-thebeautysource.com
Maybelline
facebook.com/maybellinephilippines
Mineral Fusion shop.beautybar.com.ph
ModelCo shop.beautybar.com.ph
Mythos shop.beautybar.com.ph
NARS rustans-thebeautysource.com
Neutrogena
facebook.com/neutrogenaphilippines
Nippon nipponesthetic.com
Nivea nivea.ph
Prestige shop.beautybar.com.ph
Pureology At major salons
Shu Uemura facebook.com/pages/
Shu-Uemura-Philippines/97929791901
Sisley rustans-thebeautysource.com
Stila rustans-thebeautysource.com
Supergoop! shop.beautybar.com.ph
T. LeClerc rustans-thebeautysource.com
theBalm shop.beautybar.com.ph
Yadah shop.beautybar.com.ph
FASHION
Agua
aguabrazil@gmail.com
Bayo bayo.com.ph
Billabong
billabong.com/asia/vip/philippines
Cesa cesaph.com
Cocomo cocomoclothing.com
Cocotini
facebook.com/cocotiniresortwear
Ever New
facebook.com/EverNewOfficial
Freeway freewayonline.com.ph
Garmin ph.garmin.com/
I Love Koi ilovekoi.com.ph
Ideal Vision (GF Ferre, Lacoste,
Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors)
idealvisioncenter.com.ph
Kikay Accessories facebook.com/kikay.
accessoriescompany
Lorna Jane facebook.com/CertifiedCalm
Mossimo
facebook.com/MossimoPhilippines
Naima naimasleep.com
Naked Sun nsswimwear.com
Nudo nudoswimwear.com.ph
Parfois parfois.com
Planet Sports (Adidas, Mizuno, New
Balance, Nike) planetsports.com.ph
Polar At selected Toby’s, Runnr and
leading sports and fitness stores
Primadonna primadonna.com.ph
Puma puma.com
Sassa sassa.com.ph
SM Department Store (Betty, Coco Ca-
bana, NY Square, Parisian, Shopaholic, SM
Accessories) smdeptstore.com
Soak Swimwear soakswimwear.com
Speedo speedo.com.ph
Stoked Inc. (Rip Curl) stokedinc.com.ph
Sunnies by Charlie sunniesbycharlie.com
Suunto
facebook.com/SuuntoPhilippines
Tomato tomato.ph
Vero Moda veromoda.com
Wanderlust bemywanderlust.com
Yuminum facebook.com/yuminum
LIFESTYLE
China Glaze beautylanephils.com
Grateful Jar Philippines
facebook.com/gratefuljarPH
Lifestyle Upgrade (I Wish They Taught
Money In High School)
lifestyleupgrade101.com
Manille Liqueur de Calamansi
At supermarkets and Filipiniana
stores nationwide
National Bookstore
nationalbookstore.com.ph
Powerbooks
facebook.com/powerbooksstore
Pylones facebook.com/PylonesPH
Quirks Novelties & Curiosities quirksph.com
Sarah Happ shop.beautybar.com.ph
Sexy Solutions facebook.com/
SexySolutionsOfficial
The Wrap Shop
facebook.com/wrapshop.ph
Yakang Yaka (Yoga mat tote) Barter
facebook.com/YakangYankang
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10
Ways to
Be Awesome
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SET YOURSELF BOTH
SMALL GOALS (TO
DETOX FOR A FEW DAYS)
AND BIG GOALS (TO FINALLY
TAKE THAT HOLIDAY).
Say “yes” when your first
instinct is to say “no.” You’ll
be shocked at how much
more you’ll see, feel, and
experience just by saying
that magic word.
8
GIVE. IT MIGHT
BE YOUR
MONEY, YOUR TIME
OR YOUR EXPER-
TISE. WHATEVER
IT IS, YOU’LL FEEL
AMAZING.
6 Surround yourself
with awesome people.
Awesomeness breeds
awesomeness. Fact.
Stop caring what other
people think of you.
You can’t stop people
having their own
opinions, but you can
stop giving them the
power to get to you.
Stop complaining about petty, boring stuff.
2
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party. Make it
the kind that
people talk
about for ages
to come.
4
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who hits
the dance
floor and
knows all
the lyrics.
Pat a
dog.
9 Laugh.
Loudly.
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Moonlit
Skin
STEP 1
Apply a
foundation
with a dewy
finish all over
your face,
starting from
the center
and blending
outwards.
PRESENTED BY
MAKEUP TREND 1
Previous summer skin has been all
about being golden, but this year, skip
sun-kissed and look moonlit instead.
STEP 2
If you’re prone
to shine,
apply Revlon
Photoready
Powder only to
the center of your
face, along the
T-zone (where
skin tends to get
oily).
Revlon
Photoready
Skinlights
Face
Illuminator
in Pink Light,
available on
May 2014.
STEP 3
Blend Revlon
Photoready
Cream Blush
on your cheeks
(cream gives
skin a touch of
sheen), then
blend Revlon
Photoready
Skinlights Face
Illuminator on
the tops of your
cheeks to amp
up your bone
structure.

PRESENTED BY
Juicy
Orange
Lips
MAKEUP TREND 2
Orange will always be a
summer staple, especially
on the lips. That juicy
pop of color flatters all
skin tones, and is all the
makeup you need on a
hot and humid day.
STEP 1
Using Revlon Colorburst Matte
Balm, carefully outline your lips
to make your application more
precise.
STEP 3
Dab a touch of Revlon Super
Lustrous Lipgloss on the center
of your lips—only the center—to
make them look fuller.
STEP 2
Using the same matte balm, fill in
your lips within the outlines, and
add on color until you achieve
the intensity you want.
Revlon
Colorburst
Matte Balm,
575
Revlon Super
Lustrous
Lipgloss,
350

Bronze Up!
STEP 1
Smile, and blend Revlon
Photoready Cream Blush on
the apples of your cheeks for a
healthy flush.
STEP 3
Apply a bold, shiny pink
lip like Revlon Colorburst
Lacquer Balm to
complement your
bronzed skin.
PRESENTED BY
MAKEUP TREND 3
Stuck in the city? Faking that just-got-
back-from-the-best-vacay-ever golden
tan has never been so easy.
STEP 2
Blend a tiny amount of Revlon
Photoready Skinlights Face
Illuminator onto your cheeks,
blending out towards your
cheekbones, to give your skin the
illusion of a day in the sun. (Or
dust a powder bronzer in lieu of
the liquid if you’re oily.)
Revlon Photoready
Cream Blush, 725

Photoready
Skinlights Face
Illuminator in 400
Bronze Light,
available on
May 2014

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Gorgeous
Cobalt
Gaze
STEP 1
Apply Revlon
Photoready
Eye Primer+
Brightener all
over eyelids to
help shadow
adhere to skin
(and amp up
saturation to
boot).
STEP 3
Curl your
lashes, then
apply two or
three coats
of Revlon
Lash Potion
Waterproof
Mascara to
give your eyes
extra definition.
MAKEUP TREND 4
Want to switch up your smoky eye this
summer? Be inspired by the deep blue
sea; switch out your standard brown and
black for intense cobalt.
STEP 2
Apply cobalt-
colored
eyeshadow
(try Revlon
Photoready
Primer +
Shadow in
Avante Garde)
all over your
lids, making
sure to blend
out towards the
crease. Using
an angled liner
brush, also apply
blue shadow
along your lower
lash line.
Revlon Colorstay
16 Hour Eye
Shadow in Sea
Mist, 795

Revlon
Photoready
Primer + Shadow
in Avante Garde,
775

Pretty in
Pastel
STEP 1
Prep lids with Revlon
Photoready Eye Primer +
Brightener to help shadow
stay saturated and adhere to
skin longer.
STEP 3
Curl your lashes then top them
of with two coats of Revlon Lash
Potion Waterproof Mascara to give
your eyes a little more definition.
PRESENTED BY
MAKEUP TREND 5
One of the biggest makeup trends
to hit the runway for Spring/
Summer 2014 is pastel makeup.
Veer away from traditional pink
and purple, and go for green.
STEP 2
Apply a wash of pastel shadow
like Revlon Colorstay Shadow
Links all over your lids, blending
out past the crease. Keep the
color intense closer to your
lash line.
Revlon Photoready
Eye Primer +
Brightener, 725
Revlon Lash Potion
Waterproof Volume
and Length Mascara,
750
Revlon Colorstay
Shadow Links in Sea
Foam, 275

PRESENTED BY
Blue
Wings
STEP 1
Apply blue eyeliner like Revlon
Photoready Kajal Intense
Eyeliner + Brightener all along
your top lash line, starting from
the inner corner of your eye and
drawing outwards.
STEP 3
Curl your lashes then apply
two coats of Revlon Colorstay
Overtime Lengthening Mascara
to open up your eyes.
MAKEUP TREND 6
It’s all about blue, blue,
blue. If there’s one eye
makeup trend you need
to cop right off the
runway this summer, it’s
crisp blue winged liner.
STEP 2
Extend your liner from where it
ends at the outer corner of your
eyelid, flicking it upwards in a
small, angled wing.
Revlon
Photoready
Kajal Intense
Eyeliner
Brightener,
525
Revlon
Colorstay
Overtime
Lengthening
Mascara,
725

PRESENTED BY
Bright Eyes
STEP 1
Apply a wash of
white shadow
using Revlon
Colorstay
Shadow Links
in Beige all over
lids. Use a matte
white shadow
until the crease,
then upwards
from the crease,
close to the brow
bone. Blend out a
shimmery white
shadow to create
dimension.
STEP 3
Apply a bold,
stainlike lip color
like Revlon Just
Bitten Kissable
Balm Stain in
Adore to create
contrast. Red and
orange are the
usual picks on
the runway.
MAKEUP TREND 7
White eye makeup took the Spring/Summer 2014
runways by storm. Here’s how you can make that high
fashion whitewash look super wearable.
STEP 2
Tightline your
eyes with Revlon
Colorstay Liquid
Liner (keeping
the line very, very
thin, and very
close to your
lashline) for extra
definition, then
apply two coats
of mascara.
Revlon Colorstay Shadow
Links in Beige, 275
Revlon Just Bitten
Kissable Balm Stain in
Adore, 575

Pink
Perfumed
Mani
NAIL TREND 1
Not into nail art? Don’t worry,
you’re not alone. Spice up your
usual manicure with something
special: A great scent!
STEP 1
Carefully cut nails across into
a square shape. Little nips are
better, to prevent breakage.
STEP 3
Paint on two coats of Revlon
Scented Nail Enamel in African
Tea Rose. (No need for a top
coat; it’ll only cover up the scent.)
STEP 2
File the edges (file in one direction;
sawing back and forth can cause
splitting), and slightly round the
corners to make them less sharp.
Revlon
Parfumerie
Scented Nail
Enamel in African
Tea Rose,
325
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The New
Nude
Mani
STEP 1
Paint nails with
nude polish like
Revlon Colorstay
Longwear Nail
Enamel in Trade
Winds. Apply
four strokes:
Down the center,
along one side,
along the other
side, then down
the center again
to even it all out.
Repeat.
STEP 3
Clean up any
excess or
mess with
nail polish
remover, then
top of your
nails with a
clear, shiny
topcoat.
NAIL TREND 2
Here’s a playful twist to the standard
nude nail: Do a reverse French tip in a
fun color.
STEP 2
When the nude
polish dries,
apply Revlon
Parfumerie
Scented Nail
Enamel in
Apricot in a
thin line along
the nail bed
and along
either sides of
your nails.
Revlon Colorstay
Longwear Nail Enamel
in Trade Winds, 325
Revlon Parfumerie
Scented Nail Enamel in
Apricot Nectar, 325
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Put a
Ring
On It
STEP 1
Apply the lighter
of your two
polish shades
(try Revlon
Parfumerie
Scented Nail
Enamel in
Tropical Rain)
on every finger
except your
accent finger.
(Usually, the
accent finger is
the ring finger.)
Do two coats.
STEP 3
Clean up any
spills, messes,
or excess with
nail polish
remover.
NAIL TREND 3
An accent nail is a great (and easy!)
way to give your manicure a little
oomph. Pick two polish shades from the
same color family, and start painting!
STEP 2
Apply two
coats of the
darker polish
shade (try
Revlon
Chroma
Chameleon
Nail Enamel
in Cobalt) on
your accent
finger.
Revlon Chroma Chameleon
Nail Enamel in Cobalt, 325
Revlon Parfumerie Scented
Nail Enamel
in Tropical Rain, 325
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