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Red means go forth in style

FiFTY SHADES OF RED - Arian Yupangco - The Philippine Star

Whatever our gender, profession, or lifestyle, we all need a bag (or bags because truly one can never have enough) that reminds us of an old friend: reliable and always great to have around no matter the occasion. And speaking of old friends, century-old, timeless, and trusted brand Samsonite has arrived to fulfill that need by launching Samsonite Red — the newest line of bags for their latest collection that effortlessly combines both form and function.

“Samsonite, until now, is a fashionable, youthful, and innovative brand that is stylish and trendy, as well as young and energetic,” said Ciely Buenviaje, country manager for Samsonite Philippines, Inc. during the Samsonite Red launch. “For over 100 years, Samsonite has helped travelers break boundaries and explore their limits. In today’s modern world, the borderlines are constantly being transformed. It is for this world that Samsonite has created Red, casual bags suited to new ideas and designed to help redefine the possible.” Samsonite Red is described as fusing style, from sleek and sophisticated to full on quirky, with sturdiness. The entire collection is conveniently categorized into three lines: the unisex line, the men’s line, and the women’s line. For all you fellow bag ladies and bag bros, here’s the low-down on some of the key pieces from each line to help you decide which bag is best for you.

Samsonite boutique stores can be found at Greenbelt 5, The Podium, Eastwood Mall, Newport Resorts World, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Galleria, SM Southmall, Robinsons Place Ermita, SM City North Edsa Annex, Alabang Town Center, Lucky China Town Mall, Robinsons Magnolia, Bonifacio High Street Central, Glorietta 2, Ayala Market! Market!, One Shang, and Shoppesville Greenhills.

Lift’ Argan: Miracle in a bottle

Who doesn’t love a multi-purpose product? In this fast-paced world where it seems like there just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done, they’ve become a necessity. We all know how more and more gadgets, even the once simple cellphone, have become multi-tasking weapons of distraction. But even the world of beauty hasn’t remained untouched as face creams promise to not only prevent wrinkles but lighten dark spots, and foundations claim that they don’t just hide imperfections but help to prevent them, too. Of course, not all beauty products keep their promises. It’s up to us to find out whether that new 8-in-1 primer really ticks all the boxes or just ends up ticking us off.

That’s where Lift’ Argan comes in. Having been in the coun- try since 2013, the brand is now formally being launched and proving that when it comes to its products, their power lies in their purity. The purity of Argan oil, that is. A centuries-old yet still newly-raved-about beauty ingredient, Argan oil continues to be the ultimate, multi-tasking beauty must-have and Lift’ Argan is here with its range of organic, all-natural, Argan-oil infused beauty necessities for every woman (and man).

Lift’ Argan 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil is a luxurious liquid that helps fight every sign of aging and hydrates even extremely dry skin. If you’re prone to dryness like I am, just slather this on — from head to toe — to nourish your face, hair, nails, and entire body.

The brand also carries Lift’ Argan Global Anti-Aging Divine BB Cream, which combines makeup and skincare. It is organic- certified and perfect for all skin types. Armed with anti-wrinkle properties, it hydrates the skin, softening and soothing it, while correcting and minimizing skin imperfections. Skin looks and feels smoother and more radiant, thanks to the various precious oils within such as prickly pear, date palm, rose, and of course, Argan. A natural, mineral UV protection of SPF10 also means your skin is protected from the wrinkle and dark spot making machine that is the sun. The Lift’ Argan Global Anti-Aging Divine BB Cream is available in two shades: Beige Nude and Beige Amber. Other Lift’ Argan products are Lift’ Argan Global Anti-Aging Divine Dry Oil and Lift’ Argan Limited Edition Perfumed Argan Oil.

Lift’ Argan is exclusively available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source at all Rustan’s Department Stores.

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