WATCH: Paolo Ballesteros wins Best Actor in Tokyo International Film Festival
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Paolo Ballestersos

Eat Bulaga’s regular cast member, Paolo Ballesteros, has won Best Actor in the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) held October 25 to November 3, 2016 in Roppongi Hills.
Paolo won for his role as Trisha, a transgender woman who makes a living as a beauty contestant in Die Beautiful, directed by Jun Robles Lana.

Die Beautiful wins in Tokyo International Film Festival
Paolo Ballesteros accepts the award with director Jun Robles Lana in Tokyo

Before dying unexpectedly, Trisha expressed a desire to remain beautiful even in death. Her one last wish was to be presented as a different celebrity on each night of her wake, but her conservative father wants to bury her as a man.
Trisha’s friends are left with no choice but to steal her body and hold the wake in a secret location.
As Trisha is transformed to look like different celebrities, they also look back at the colorful and extraordinary of a son, a sister, a mother, a friend, a lover, a wife, and ultimately, a queen.
Die Beautiful also stars Christian Bables, Gladys Reyes, and Joel Torre.

Paolo was chosen Best Actor by the President of the Jury and four members of the International Competition Jury.
In addition to a trophy and award certificate, Paolo will also receive a prize of US$5,000.
Watch as Paolo makes his red carpet entrance made up as Angelina Jolie in a black modern Filipiniana gown.

Watch Paolo’s win and acceptance speech here:

Die Beautiful also won The 29th TIFF Audience Award, which has a prize money of US$10,000, a trophy, and award certificate from the TIFF Minato Committee.
“Being selected as a Competition film itself was already a big surprise for us,” said Director Lana. “Receiving this award convinced me that the film strengthened the bond beyond language and race.”

Die Beautiful wins in Tokyo International Film Festival
Director Jun Robles Lana (L) and Paolo Ballesteros in Tokyo

Watch out for the local release of Die Beautiful in cinemas.
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Happy Skin x Disney Princess lip swatches revealed
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When I posted the new shades of Happy Skin’s newest lip shades coming out this week, I didn’t realize that the pictures didn’t quite capture the actual shades.

Happy Skin x Disney

That’s why I decided to do another post showing how the new colors look on actual lips.

1) Cinderella liquid lipstick

22 Cinderella Lip Swatch

2) Ariel liquid lipstick

23 Ariel Lip Swatch

3) Elsa moisturizing matte lippie

24 Elsa Lip Swatch

4) Snow White moisturizing matte lippie

25 Snow White Lip Swatch

5) Anna moisturizing matte lippie

26 Anna Lip Swatch

6) Aurora moisturizing matte lippie

27 Aurora Lip Swatch

7) Belle moisturizing lippie

28 Belle Lip Swatch

8) Rapunzel moisturizing lippie

29 Rapunzel Lip Swatch

Be the first to own them this November 4 to 7, as the limited edition sets are pre-sold exclusively at and
On November 8th, Happy Skin will reveal the rest of their Disney Princess collection.

Register now for #SmartiPhone7 and #SmartiPhone7Plus
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SMART will offer the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus—the best, most advanced iPhone ever—on Friday, November 11, 2016.
The new iPhone 7 features a new advanced camera system, the best battery life on an iPhone, plus they they are now water- and dust-resistant.
You can now register your interest for the #SmartiPhone7 and #SmartiPhone7Plus at
Stay tuned for complete plan and pricing details.

Smart iPhone 7

Happy Skin’s latest collab with Disney is fit for a princess
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Because of my blog, I get free makeup all the time, and obviously I’m very brand conscious. But please don’t kill me. I only use one locally produced brand: that’s Happy Skin.
Happy Skin was launched two years by business partners Jacqe Gutierrez and my neighbor, Rissa Mananquil Trillo.
Rissa always sends me their new products. Among my current favorites are the Blur Cream foundation primer, the Glam Squad brush set with makeup box, and of course, the lip pencils.
Happy Skin lippies are the best and I love the price!
Last week Rissa popped by the house, very excited to show me their latest collaboration, which happens to be with Disney Princesses.

Happy Skin x Disney

“I think this will be our best-selling limited edition collection,” Rissa said. “When we got an email from Disney, we weren’t really sure it was real. But it was. Disney has been very active in trying to bring the Disney love to adult women. They have collaborated with Kate Spade, Olympia Le Tan, and other brands.”
Rissa and Happy Skin brand manager Larissa Joson brought a collection of four Happy Skin x Disney boxes, each one with two of their lip crayons. The boxes make great Christmas presents.

Dream and Dare is a Moisturizing Lippie Set (PhP 1,099) that features Belle and Rapunzel.
Belle has a rich nude honey hue, while Rapunzel is mauve.
Skin-caring ingredient: These offer a three-fold “lip service”—the shine of a gloss, the pigment of a lipstick and the hydration of a balm. Spoil your lips with Shea Butter and Collagen.

Happy Skin x Disney

See the Beauty Within is a Moisturizing Matte Lippie Set (PhP 1,299) that features Snow White and Sleeping Beauty Aurora.
Snow White is the boldest red your lips will ever know, while Aurora features a rose hue.
Skin-caring ingredient: These offer a trendy matte texture, the pigment of a lipstick and the hydration of a balm. Powerful Cupuaçu butter from the rain forest gives unrivaled hydration

Happy Skin x Disney

Make Your Own Magic is a Moisturizing Matte Lippie (PhP 1,299) featuring Anna and Elsa of the hit animation Frozen.
Elsa has a deep plum hue, while Anna is toasted cherry.
Skin-caring ingredient: These offer a trendy matte texture, the pigment of a lipstick and the hydration of a balm. Powerful Cupuaçu butter from the rain forest gives unrivaled hydration.

Happy Skin x Disney

Be Curious and Courageous is a Liquid Matte Lipstick Set (PhP 1,299) with Cinderella and Ariel.
Cinderella features a mauve tones, while Ariel is red wine.
Skin-caring ingredient: These liquid lipsticks have the ability to keep lips hydrated. Originating from the rain forest, Cupuaçu butter offers unrivaled hydration, healing and improved elasticity.

Happy Skin x Disney

Be the first to own the Happy Skin X Disney Collection.
From November 4 to 7, the limited edition sets will be pre-sold exclusively at and
Then on November 8th, Happy Skin will reveal the rest of their Disney Princess collection.
Can’t wait to show you the rest of the cuteness!!

(To be continued)

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