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Buy 1 Get 1 Free at CC's first pop-up store!

Buy 1 Get 1 Free at CC's first pop-up store!

August 18, 2016

You won't want to miss the fun this weekend, so here's what's going down:

1. CarmenClaire has a pop-up store!
Incase you haven't already heard, you can now play with all your favorite CC goodies at POP by Retail Lab, G/F Power Plant Mall (across Starbucks and Crepes & Cream). We'll be here until December!  Read on.

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New Xend Shipping Rates!

New Xend Shipping Rates!

June 13, 2016

Hello CarmenClaireheads!

Just a quick heads up that Xend recently updated their shipping rates to the following:

Metro Manila - P69 (P70 at CC)

Provincial - P109 (P110 at CC)

For us girls who are allergic to Math, I've taken the liberty of rounding up the rates here at CarmenClaire, just to make things easier. 

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7 time-saving beauty tips from a girl who just hates mornings.

7 time-saving beauty tips from a girl who just hates mornings.

June 15, 2015

If you're just joining the CarmenClaire family, welcome to your dose of beauty tips, need-to-know CC news and juicy articles with a feminist twist. 

If you're not into the tips and want to go straight to the shopping, scroll down for deets on our Say Goodbye Sale. Out with the old and in with the new! Don't worry, I've got some awesome new goodies up my sleeve that I know you're going to love. 

If you just want me to get on with the tips to speed up your morning beauty ritual, keep reading.

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4 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day and still be a feminist:

4 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day and still be a feminist:

February 13, 2015

Single or not, here it comes.

Whether you call it Valentine's Day, Single Awareness Day, or just plain Saturday, the 14th of February might be giving you some mixed emotions. If you're in a relationship, there might be a little bit of pressure to plan something extra special and look red carpet ready. If you're not, you might have a love-hate-hate-some-more relationship with this day. If you're a feminist, you could be fighting a different kind of battle. Like I am. Read on.

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It's bazaar season!

It's bazaar season!

October 01, 2014

♫ It's the most wonderful time of the year... ♪

Can you believe that there are only 84 days until Christmas? I can hear the Christmas carols playing in the malls already, and I can definitely feel the stress! This is the busiest time of year for me, and I love to plan ahead, so I start buying Christmas gifts as early as August (a little crazy, I know). Read on...

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Feminists wear lipgloss too.

September 24, 2014

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that Emma Watson's UN speech on gender equality has been blowing up the internet. As a feminist myself, I couldn't resist making this week's Beauty Dish all about what feminism means to me, and how I bring that into everything I do here at CarmenClaire. Who knows, it might awaken the feminist in you that you didn't even know was there.

 

You may not realize it, but CarmenClaire is a hugely feminist brand. I don't sell whitening products, because I believe that promotes beauty ideals that are patriarchal and ageist. (More on that in my "Why we whiten" series.) I don't sell full coverage makeup either, because I think makeup should enhance your best features, not make you feel like you have to wear a mask every day. I even named all my Supergloss shades to celebrate the sheer awesomeness of we womenfolk. 

 

Some people might think that makeup is something completely un-feminist, but I disagree. Here's why.

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Target eliminated! Loose Cannon is here.

September 18, 2014

You asked, and now it's finally here. Meet Loose Cannon, Shine Patrol's oil-blasting big sister.  Aside from setting your makeup and keeping skin shine-free all day long, Loose Cannon's got a lot more tricks up her sleeve. Here are just a few:


1. Catch eyeshadow fallout. Dust a generous amount of Loose Cannon underneath your eyes before applying eyeshadow. Once you're eyes have been thoroughly smoked, brush away the powder. Your under eye area will be free of that pesky dark eyeshadow that's so difficult to remove. Read on for more tips.

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Afraid of red lipstick?

September 12, 2014

We've all been there. It's girls night and you haphazardly applied your red lipstick in a dark taxi, only to discover the horror when you look in the mirror two hours later. Maybe you've seen it all over the red carpet and can't quite find the courage to try the look yourself. Or maybe you're just tired of that "straight-from-the-tube" look to your favorite red lipstick. It happens. Here are four ways to wear this classic shade it in ways that Marilyn herself would approve. Read on...

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Get ready for girls night, your way.

September 03, 2014

These head-to-toe tips will glam you up, even if you're a non-girly girl. Be in a high pony, a great top or a nude nail, these easy fixes will amp up your look in no time. Read on...

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The goodies I can't live without

August 22, 2014

Incase you missed the big news, I wanted to make sure that you weren't left out. If you already own a tube of Beauty Republic Dramatic BB Tinted Cream, you'll know what I know: it's a must-have secret weapon. In fact, I can't even remember what I used to even out my skin before this. Read on...

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There is beauty in balance

April 21, 2014

All this talk about whitening may look like I want to wage war on all girls who ever purchased a bottle at their local department store, but that’s not the case. There’s nothing wrong with wanting slightly brighter, more luminescent skin, or with wanting a golden tan. Just make sure you don’t go overboard. Read on...

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Is whiter skin good for you?

March 01, 2014

Back when poodle skirts were in, winged eyeliner was standard and Elvis's voice came out of every radio, another thing was all the rage: drugs. But they didn't have the reputation they do now. Far from it. Stars like Marilyn Monroe took pills from their doctors thinking that they were good for them. Why? Because they came from a doctor, of course. Read on...

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White Skin and the Battle of Good vs. Evil

February 01, 2014

Quick! Describe the typical Megan Fox movie role in 3 words. I'm thinking sexy (more like OVERTLY sexy), male fantasy (that counts as one!) and evil. Ever notice how her raven-haired and "mysterious" characters are always pitted against do-gooder blondes? Think "Jennifer's Body". Heck, think all the way back to "Confessions of A Drama Queen". Yes, I admit, I saw that movie. Read on...

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Is whitening cream the fountain of youth?

January 01, 2014

I know, I know, many of you may have your alarms blaring, sirens wailing, saying NO. There's no such thing. But for many people, there is such a thing. In fact, there are many such things to choose from that it's almost dizzying just to walk through the skin care aisle. Read on...

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Why men dig white skin, and why you should't care.

December 01, 2013

Think fast, what's the most common phrase that comes to mind when someone says "ideal man"? Of course: tall, dark, and handsome. What about for the ideal woman? Well, there are a lot more phrases to choose from, but a classic one is just a single word "fair." In one sense, it means light-skinned, but in a another sense it means beautiful. None of this is by coincidence. Keep reading...

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Why do we whiten?

November 01, 2013

Every corner of every shelf in the beauty department has the word "whitening" plastered on it. Before and after photos showcasing the awesomeness of whitening products are almost impossible to avoid. Sometimes on billboards several feet into the air, the word "whitening" glows in all its majesty. Read on to find out why...

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