Valerie Tan

Val is a tv and events host from Manila. She is a segment host and producer of Trending on News To Go, GMA News TV. Being a Filipino-Chinese herself, she also hosts lifestyle program CHInoyTV 菲華電視台 which airs simultaneously on PTV-4 and Living Asia Channel.

Some of Val's more memorable moments were being nominated as Best Morning Show Host at the 2013 Star Awards for TV for GMA News TV's "Kape At Balita", and as Best Lifestyle Host at the 2009 Star Awards for TV for Q-11's "The Beat".

Her modelling career has been fruitful, having done lead roles for tv commercials that aired in the Philippines, Cambodia and USA.

Her passion for beauty is undeniable, resulting to this blog and her enterpreneurial baby, GlamBox Airbrush Cosmetics, which was awarded the Most Outstanding Makeup Brand for 2011 by Top Brands Awards.

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We’ve always been told to incorporate veggies and fruits in our diet. But it’s not easy eating 3 servings of greens and 2 whole fruits for our daily nutrient needs.

This is where juicing comes in; it extracts the juice, helping you take in all the healthy goodness for your body to absorb.

Recently I tried Picassa Detox Juices.


They have three types of juices-

1) Picassa Detox Juices:

- detoxifies body

- gives rest to the kidneys

- improves immune system, skin texture, and other internal processes

- prevents radical oxidation of cells

2) Picassa Fat-Burning Juices (light diet + juices):

- favorable for people who cannot juice fast

- generates heat thus increasing basal metabolic response of the body

- burns excess dietary fat at a faster rate

3) Picassa Rejuvenating Juices (antioxidant boosters):

- naturally high in antioxidants and phytochemicals

- protects the skin from free radical destruction

- promotes collagen formation

- creates a healthy option for snacks.


I was able to try variants of the Fat-Burning Juices. It had a hint of cinnamon so it didn’t have the overwhelming veggie taste.


For people who are not big into fruits and vegetables, then this might be for you. Different juices for your different needs so try the ones that suit your lifestyle.

Picassa Color Me Healthy juices, Integrity Aesthetic Building, 788 Banawe Avenue, Quezon City, 02-7110383, 0927-2295259,

Wearing a Maldita romper, hair and makeup by Jane Lee


The heavy traffic and the large number of cars in Metro Manila make commuting very hard.

But there are free mobile apps and web services that can help lighten the load for commuters.

At Colegio de San Juan de Letran for GMA News TV’s Learniversity

You might have seen this viral video that received more than half a million hits in just two weeks.

It resonated with a lot of women because of how honest TV host, model and entrepreneur Patti Grandidge was in sharing her insecurities with her skin.


She knew that if she wanted to be in control of her life and achieve her goals, she had to overcome her insecurities, starting with her skin.

This is where Physiogel comes in.


Physiogel is the only skincare product that has the patented advanced Physiogel BioMimic Technology that works naturally with your skin to make it less sensitive and dry. This allows it to repair dehydrated skin, rehydrate the essential barriers and also revitalize the skin- keeping it healthy from within. 

With Physiogel, Patti was able to free herself from skin worries such as dryness and irritation. The power of having good skin made her feel empowered, and she wants others to feel empowered as well. That’s why she’s at the forefront of the Free In My Skin Movement.


This movement also aims to honor smart, strong, sensitive women who have faced their insecurities (physically and emotionally) and are now embracing and living life to the fullest.


(L-R) Event host Patty Laurel-Filart, Physiogel users Karima Castro, Patti, Mica Tuaño-Fuentes, GSK Medical Doctor Bernadette Arcilla, and GSK General Manager Jeoffrey Yulo

I’m blessed to be surrounded by amazing ladies myself so picking women to honor was a breeze.


Join this movement by honoring the smart, strong and sensitive women in your life. It’s one of the many things we can do to reach out to more women who already are and who want to be free in their skin.


It’s either bags under your eyes or dark circles under eyes. I have the latter.


It’s not easy camouflaging it. I’ve tried a lot of concealers but I’m still not satisfied with the result.

I’ve made mistakes, like the time I used too light of a concealer shade and ended up highlighting what I wanted to hide. Or most of the time when I put too much of a concealer that it ends up settling on the creases of my eyes and makes me look older. =/

So last week I was searching for a new undereye concealer and ended up in the Bobbi Brown kiosk in Rustan’s Makati. The staff was urging me to buy their famous concealer palette.image

I’ve tried it years back and I still wasn’t 100 percent happy. She then suggested the technique of applying the Tinted Eye Brightener underneath the concealer.


But then that would make the makeup thicker and would emphasize my crow’s feet more! She defended the brightener by saying it was water-based so the texture is lighter. 

It then struck me- why not skip the concealer altogether and just use the brightener alone?

I applied it using my ring finger-


Then set it with GlamBox High Definition Loose Powder.


This was the result-


The peach tone counteracted the blueness better, while its subtle pinkness made it look natural. And since the consistency of the product is water-like, it doesn’t look thick and doesn’t stay on the lines. I like the result a lot!

Hooray for new beauty discoveries! =)

Bobbi Brown, available in Rustan’s Department Stores nationwide

GlamBox High Definition Loose Powder, GlamBox Beauty Studio, Unit 2c Value Point Building, 227 Salcedo St., Legaspi Village, Makati,, 0922-8200172, 0915-8342023, 02-7880752

It’s important to love and take care of our skin. Monthly facials and skin treatments help revive our skin’s moisture amidst the environmental pollution and stress we are constantly in.

I dropped by Integrity Aesthetic and Wellness Center along Banaue in Quezon City to try out their Silkpeel with Dermalinfusion treatment.


Silkpeel™, a US patented invention, exfoliates and addresses specific skin conditions. It is a non-invasive dermatological procedure, which exfoliates and stimulates skin cell growth.


For skin that glows, three types of Dermalinfusion™ treatments are applied:

- Hydrating Solution for suppleness and moisture

- Clarifying Solution with salicylic acid to effectively reduce blemishes

- a special Vitamin C Solution for added protection against UV rays and for the improvement of any hyper-pigmentation.


Since it was my first time to experience this, I felt a little discomfort while the SilkPeel diamond treatment headpiece ran through my face.

The dermatologist and staff affirmed that this was normal. After a few seconds, it was manageable and everything went on smoothly.

Here is my skin right after the 30-minute treatment-


It is similar to microdermabrasion in removing dead skin cells. But it is more than microdermabrasion because it infuses serum into the skin.

One session alone gave my skin a lighter appearance. With six sessions, they claim that you will see a big difference in the overall tone, elasticity and appearance of your skin.

Silkpeel is also best for people with acne or blemishes. Drop by Integrity to know more about their packages. =)

Integrity Aesthetic & Wellness Center, 788 Banawe Avenue, Brgy. Siena, Quezon City, 7110427, 7110383, 

Wearing Maldita, hair and makeup by Jane Lee

September 8, 2014 Monday is the celebration of Moon Festival for the Chinese people all over the world.

Know more about Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival on my Trending report.

Browhaus, the one-stop brow and lash grooming salon, launched its latest eye makeup products last week at Niner Ichi Nana in Fort.


Made in Japan, the Precision Eyeliner and the Clump-Free HD Mascara aims to prettify our peepers.


The Precision Eyeliner is eye defining, smudge-proof, long-lasting, and can be easily removed with warm water. It’s available in Intense Black and Deep Brown.


It comes in a felt-tip for smooth and precise application. Thus, you can create the eyeliner look you want just like what you see in this picture.


The waterproof HD Mascara, on the other hand, gives a long-lasting curl effect and contains clay minerals for glossy, weightless finish.



I eagerly tried out all products, starting off by applying a very thin line on my upper lash…


I curled my sparse lashes and applied the HD mascara…


I then applied a thin line of the eyeliner in deep brown on my lower lash.


The HD Mascara did its job well but what I loved the most among all the three products is the Precision Eyeliner in Deep Brown.

The term “Precision” to describe it is very apt. It went on smoothly and produced a very natural effect.

Applying the liner in Deep Brown shade on my lower lash defined my eyes without the heavy eye makeup look. This is better than any of the gel, pencil and liquid eyeliners I’ve tried for my lower eyelash.

The Precision Eyeliner in Deep Brown will for sure be a part of my daily makeup regimen from now on. =)

Browhaus, 2F Serendra Bonifacio High St. Bonifacio Global City Taguig; 4F Greenbelt 5 Phase 2 Legaspi Street, Ayala Center Makati; 3rd Flr, Abreeza Corporate Center JP Laurel, Bajada, Davao City; Fs 417& 418 Lucky Chinatown, Reina Regente St. cor Dela Reina St., Binondo, Manila; 5th floor Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall Epifanio de los Santos Ave (EDSA)