Fill up your Christmas booties with beauty

Philosophy's Holiday 2009 collection is good enough to eat

The Christmas countdown starts today! I was invited to a preview of the Holiday 2009 Collection of Philosophy, which highlights the cozy Christmas spirit. The event took place in Enderun College , inside a room that was filled with delicious scents of baked goodies. We were surprised to find out that we were going to take part in a cupcake decorating session featuring Sonja’s cupcakes. The theme coincided with Philosophy’s warm and toasty celebration of the holidays—complete with shower gels and body scrubs smelling of sweet cakes, frosting, and gingerbread.

Dynamic duo: The Recipe Box

My favorites: The Recipe Box, two classic recipe shower gels snuggled up in a cozy recipe box. Not only do the shower gels have a sumptuous scent, I can fulfill my Christmas resolution is to channel Nigella Lawson. The box, you see, is meant to be reused as a kitchen recipe container. I can start by storing kitchen recipes in here. In fact, two recipes are already included—mine is of a Red Velvet Cake and Sweet Creamy Frosting. Yum! The Gingerbread Man is another favorite because this scented hot salt body scrub smells deeeelicious! It’s also perfect for pre-shaving or pre-self-tanning use.

Beauty Bar’s Chie Gatchalian hosted the intimate party and proposed a cupcake decorating contest, with Philosophy’s Holiday 2009 as our theme. I was grouped with Rorie Carlos, Town and Country fashion and beauty director; Joanna Manalastas, Spot.ph managing editor, and Betty Tianco, Female Network and Shop Crazy managing editor. Our cupcake designs were judged by no less than Sonja Ocampo herself, the genius behind Sonja’s Cupcakes. Guess whose group won best prize?

Sweet victory: Rorie Carlos, myself, Joanna Manalastas, and Betty Tianco pose with our winning cupcakes

Philosophy Holiday Collection 2009 starts at P995, available at Beauty Bar. Photographs courtesy of Philosophy and Beauty Bar

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