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Beauty secrets from Cebu’s Chocolate Queen


CEBU’S Chocolate Queen married as a teenager and now has eight children between the ages of 25 and 10. When people see her, it’s not unusual for them to say: “How does Raquel Toquero Choa maintain her statuesque figure and perfect bronzed complexion?” The woman behind the celebrated The Chocolate Chamber (TCC) and Ralfe Gourmet, […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Make-up tips from Janice, the Beauty Fairy


RAQUEL worked with Janice Barillo, also known as “Janice the Beauty Fairy,” to educate make-up lovers and enthusiasts of the benefits of using cacao lava and theobroma oil as make-up primer. CDN was treated to an exclusive preview on how these two products under the Raquel line can work wonders. Start with a clean face. […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Lippies fit for a princess


HAPPY Skin has been collaborating with local talents from the beauty and fashion industry since 2013 and now their first partnership with a global brand is giving women and young girls alike more reason to love this skin-caring makeup brand. The latest Disney Collection is giving us a major throwback feel on the happily ever-afters […]

Posted: February 21st, 2017 in Life | Read More »

CHADY PANTALEON: A brush with beauties


Miss Universe has been chosen and Miss France Iris Mittenaere will go down in history as the third queen (the first one is Spain’s Amparo Muñoz in 1974 then Sushmita Sen of India in 1994, ) crowned in the Philippines. The stories and anecdotes about the prestigious pageant, however, are far from over. Here, we have […]

Posted: February 4th, 2017 in Life | Read More »



CAKE MAKEUP A container van yard right across a mall at the North Reclamation Area is just one example that shows how Cebu lacks urban planning. Motorists, mall-goers and commuters receive their daily dose of “cake makeup” made of dust every time they pass by near the container van yard. “Grabeha sad aning lugara oi. […]

Posted: February 3rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Faceless foundations


Edward peeked into his parents’ bedroom. He saw his mom busy applying something on her face. He had learned more than once that she was not one to disturb when she was doing something. He tiptoed quietly behind his mother and watched her from a safe distance. “Hi honey!” Edward was surprised to hear a […]

Posted: January 13th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Die Beautiful: More than a typical transgender’s story


EVEN before it hit the big screens on Christmas Day, Jun Robles Lana’s “Die Beautiful” had been the talk of the town, following its success in two international film festivals this year. The film’s lead star, Paolo Ballesteros, won the Best Actor award at the Tokyo Film Festival last Nov. 3. The film also won […]

Posted: December 28th, 2016 in Life,Showbitz | Read More »

Filipino brand Happy Skin opens first boutique in Cebu


Following a positive response from the Cebuano market, homegrown skin-care makeup brand Happy Skin opened its first boutique in Cebu on Thursday. Located at the first level of The Northwing at SM City Cebu, the boutique offers makeup that cares for the skin. In an interview, founders Jacque Yuengtian-Gutierrez and Rissa Mananquil-Trillo said that they […]

Posted: December 8th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

D.I.Y. Day-to-night holiday looks in 10 steps


Veteran makeup artist Vanessa Gamus, a favorite for destination weddings, lays down some basic steps (and a few juicy insider tips and products!) to recreate her signature flawless looks for the holidays. No need to fret if your favorite makeup artist is booked for the rush this season, pick that brush up yourself! (MODEL: Ericka […]

Posted: December 6th, 2016 in Delicious,Life | Read More »

M. Wilson Salon and Spa to drop prices


To mark their third anniversary, M. Wilson Salon and Spa will drop prices of their services to patrons and first time customers alike. Located at Unit 205 and 206 2nd level of City Times Square in Mandaue City, one can avail of their services like manicure, pedicure, facial cleansing, foot massage, back massage, hair and […]

Posted: November 27th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »