Killer Queen by Katy Perry
Killer Queen is a new fragrance by Katy Perry. We recognize Katy as a bubbly and perky artist, but now she has evolved. Killer Queen is about Katy’s evolution into a gorgeous, fierce, striking and independent woman. The scent of Killer Queen will captivate any room the moment you walk in because of its seductive and powerful scent and its bewitching indulgence that demands to be noticed.
Killer Queen is the new, strikingly gorgeous fragrance that captures Katy Perry’s rebellious spirit throwingConvention to the wind. Killer Queen in my opinion can make anyone feel like Royalty, because of its sensual and attractive scent from the Red Velvet flower. The Red Velvet flower is rarely used in making fragrances because of its inviting and sensuous scent, The wrong usage of this flower could lead to a unpleasant odor.
“The Red Velvet Flower inspired this creation beginning with the richness of the burgundy red,
The velvety feel reminiscent of a royal cape and its deep textured floral scent”, says Laurent Le Guernec
I attended the Launch of Killer Queen, at SM Aura, The Royal Touch. The event gave the attendees a royal experience. They served cupcakes with crowns and had 2 Royal Guards to accompany us in this even and serve us with Tea. It was just amazing! Anyways enough with my enjoyment and the event lets go back to the perfume.
I have watched the Advertising clip of Killer Queen. Katy refused to be dressed up by some Royal servants in a big puffy dress with a white wig, actually she looked cute. She ran away and pushed the thrown down and sat on it in a unusual yet stunning position. She ended the clip by saying “Own the throne”. In my own perspective it was basically just about empowerment. The message of her fragrance is to basically, Own the throne!
Manila Beauty Insider’s Royal Choice of Fragrance: Killer Queen by Katy Perry.
“When I was creating Killer Queen, I was really inspired by the idea of a
strong, confident woman in power and that is exactly what I hoped to put
into this fragrance, something that brings out the power inside of you.”
Inspired by a queen’s scepter, the distinct jewel-shaped bottle in shades of royal red and gold portrays sexy sophistication and lawless luxury. The faceted bottle rests languorously on its side, like a loose, precious gem fit for a Queen. The regality of the bottle is enhanced with a rich gold crown showcasing a custom crest capturing Katy Perry’s playful essence—regal cats, a music
clef, hearts and dagger.
The imperial red carton echoes the royalty of a Killer Queen with a tufted textured pattern reminiscent of a throne framed with a fanciful ermine border. Playful gold crowns add whimsy to the carton while the signature Katy Perry crest and ornate filigree logo add prominence and distinction.
Red Velvet Flower
Natural Jasmine Sambac
Natural Patchouli Heart
Perfumer: Laurent Le Guernec, IFF
Fleurs De Gardenia - Creed
October has begun. Ornaments and spooky pumpkins will be just around the corner, but Perfumes will never be out of the picture. Floral scented Perfumes can be part of any occasion, any smell can add a little “glam ” to any event. Halloween? Christmas? It’d be plain jane without a special scent. I was always a fan of body splashes, colognes and perfumes from flowers, in my opinion I think Floral scented perfumes can go with anything, anywhere anytime!
I have found this new amazing scent, from CREED. Imagine the intoxicating smell of Gardenias in bloom, the Floral like jasmine scent, Heavy like thick cream pleasant odor, Sweet like orange blossom honey aroma, Earthy like rich wet soil smell , in a Fragrance that’s intimidating and sweet like a tropical cocktail. How cool and pleasant is that? I mean that’s amazing!
Well quit the imagination cause all of that is in the new fragrance of Creed called Fleurs De Gardinia. You’ll never know what smells completely delicate and sweet till you smell this. Fleurs De Gardenia is the pinnacle of romance and sophistication, this glamorous fragrance from CREED can add a little “glam” to any holiday! Have a spooky hallowed and a merry Christmas and happy holidays to all you insiders! xoxo MBI
Manila Beauty Insider’s holiday choice of fragrance: Fleurs De Gardinia by CREED
Overview: Youthful and dazzling Fleurs De Gardenia sparkles with spicy green top notes of galbanum, blackcurrant
buds and pink pepper. The heart is a superb orchestration of pure white flowers – gardenia, oriental peony,
rose and lily of the valley – chosen as much for their romantic associations as for their heady scent. A
- lightly musk base also features aromatic cedar and a touch of patchouli for a superbly long-lasting effect.
Notes: Top notes: galbanum, blackcurrant buds and pink pepper
Heart notes: gardenia, oriental peony, rose and lily of the valley
Base notes: cedar and patchouli
ANMA LIFESTYLE: BLOG GIVEAWAY!!!
- Like ANMA Lifestyle page on Facebook
- Follow them on Instagram: @anmalifestyle
- Follow Manila Beauty Insider on Tumblr and follow our Instagram account.
- Repost this photo via Instagram or Facebook with a caption “Travel in style with ANMA Lifestyle” And hashtags #anmalifestyle #manilabeautyinsider. Tag two friends! Top two reposts with most number of likes will win!
- Leave a comment below with your email address (the same one you used to sign up), FB name and Instagram name
- Winners will win one set of See Three Bag Organizer + Passport Holder and another will get the Grab iPad Clutch.
- Contest runs today until 15th September on 11:59PM and is open to all residents of the Philippines. Goodluck xx
TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: HOW TO TRAVEL FABULOUSLY FUSS-FREE WITH ANMA LIFESTYLE!
If there’s a job I would like to trade places even for just a month, that would be a paid traveler host!
Yes, getting paid to travel while hosting a show featuring the world’s best hotels and top resorts!
C’mon, who doesn’t want that?
And since I don’t see that happening anytime in the near future, a travel in a nearby province or asian country isn’t so bad!
And for those who have something like : NYC→LONDON→PARIS, or MANILA→BORACAY, better make sure you keep the fuss level low.
Famiiar with the “Where’s my passport?! OMG I FREAKIN LOST MY PASSPORT!!! Kind of moment only to find it hidden in your large Louis Vuitton Neverfull packed with all sorts of documents, cosmetics and a bottle of Diet Coke.
So let’s take a minute to check out ANMA Lifestyle’s Travel Essentials that will surely keep your travel experience chic and stress-free! Travel in style, that’s the Manila Beauty Insider woman.
Anma Lifestyle has a wider selection of locally made luxury travel aaccessories that’s stylish on the outside and super functional on the inside – ANMA brings modern luxury to travel basics.
Let’s do a little inventory, chic travelers:
I had a bad case of worn out passports – and you don’t want that to happen to yours? Keep your passport in style with a passport holder! Who knew your ticket to the world can look anything but stylish!
2. GENUINE LEATHER WALLET
Okay, so this wallet sent me nuts!
I am a messy bessy – paper docs everywhere, receipts, pens, cash all piled in my bag!
What makes this wallet a travel savior:
x Zippered compartment • 1 x exterior compartment for boarding pass
4 compartments for Tickets, Passport, Documents & Cash
Sweet satin lining COLORS: Tan, Orange, Black, Aqua Blue & Red Dimensions: 24cm x 14cm (when closed) 24cm x 25cm (when opened)
For the OCDs, this travel wallet has got it all covered with its labeled tabs and zippered pocket for coins, keys and anything loose you need handy – faster time as it makes everything you need at the boarding counter easy to find!!!
3. BAG ORGANIZER - SEE THREE SET
So there’s the grandmom, the mom and the child bag organizer! A set of three generations!
*Set of 3 Packing Cells *
Dimensions: -23.5cm x 16cm x 5cm (lrg) -21cm x 13.5cm x 4cm (med) -18.5cm x 11cm x 4cm (sml)
*Material: Nylon with screen print
*Zip around closure
*Clear PVC window that allows you to see what is inside designed to keep you organised.
Keep everything from cords, chargers, cosmetics, travel documents, and any other essentials safe in these packing cells. Three sizes offer a variety storage options for your most important things.
4. JEWELRY ROLL
The soft micro-suede interior of this jewelry organizer ensures your gems and ornaments remain scratch-free. The compact size of this jewelry case enables it to fit snugly in most travel bags.
COLORS: Gold, Pink, Silver, Dark Violet This jewelry organizer has four zippered pockets to safe keep your chokers and necklaces, twelve earring posts, three dangling posts and a ring bar.
Now, you can keep your jewelry protected, tangle-free and at a hand’s reach with this jewelry roll. The first jewelry roll collection comes in 4 different colors that make this jewelry case a good gifting idea for all occasions, especially holidays, girls night out and more.
5. GRAB CLUTCH IPAD CASE
The ultimate Grab Clutch Ipad Case allows you to stay connected in style. Dressed in a cool color-block design (three to choose from) with ANMA LIFESTYLE’s signature cool colors, its well-padded interior keeps your technology well protected during the day and still functional for a night out.
It’s perfect for your on-the-go adventures and also works as a non-tech accessory, to tote around town. Featuring a rectangular main with contrast detailing, a grab handle to the front, and a gold-tone zip through fastening to the top, in a smooth, leather look finish.
- Faux leather
- Gold-tone hardware; color-block design
- Interior features slip pocket
ANMA LIFESTYLE (FULL PRICE LIST)
Fine leatherette travel wallet is P800. Fine leatherette passport holder is P250. Fine leatherette set (Travel Wallet & Passport Holder) is P1000.
Leather travel wallet is P1500.
Leather passport holder is P550.
Leather travel wallet with monogram is P1800. Leather travel set (Travel Wallet & Passport Holder) is P2000. Leather travel set with monogram is P2300 (only on travel wallet). Jewelry Roll is P800. Grab Clutch Ipad Case is P900.
See Three Set is P700.
And because we want you to travel the ANMA LIFESTYLE WAY, we are giving away to two lucky winners with our simple Instagram mechanics! <3
- SEE THREE SET in Polka Dots +Passport Holder
- GRAB IPAD CLUTCH in Beige
Find out more tomorrow!!! So drool over these chic pieces from ANMA Lifestyle and stay tuned for the blog mechanics <3
Where to Find:
ANMA LIFESTYLE | https://www.facebook.com/anmalifestyle |
BLOG GIVEAWAY: Win stylish foldable flats from PURPLE SOLE
Great news, MBI-ers! Local brand Purple Sole is giving away a pair of ultra chic and comfy flats from their latest collection, Colleen.
Ballet Shoegasm: Another travel essential, foldable ballet flats (Php999) from @purplesoleph
P.S. if you haven’t seen their other shoe style it’s not too late, here are our favorites from Purple Sole.
From peeptoe booties to a fresh comeback of the gladiator flats, there’s a lot to love from the brand.
Next question? How to win a pair?
It’s easy breezy; just follow our Blog Giveaway Mechanics below:
1. Like & Share “PurpleSole” page on Facebook
2. Follow them on Instagram: @purplesoleph
4. Repost this photo via Instagram or Facebook with a caption “Win a pair of Colleen foldable flats from PurpleSole” And hashtags #purplesoleph #manilabeautyinsider
5. Leave a comment below with your email address (the same one you used to sign up), FB name and Instagram name
6. Winner will win one pair of Colleen foldable flats of your choice from Purple Sole (to be shipped by the brand)
7. Contest runs today until 31st of August on 11:59PM and is open to all residents of the Philippines.
FIT:STAGRAM JULY 2013 // #balikalindogprogram
CrossFit: Sessions at Peak Performance Athletic Center with fitness buddy, Phoebe Rutaquio and Hanina Han.
First timer: Hanina Han joins the CrossFit craze at Peak Performance Athletic Center.
Fitness Instax – you can never go wrong with your fitness #selfies with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 7s
Swim, swim, swim - a post-workout swim at my place after 3km run and 5km biking with fitness buddy, Phoebe Rutaquio.
Boxing Essentials – what I wore at my boxing session in Ringside Alabang
Jockey Red Shirt// Forever21 Sports Bra// Adidas Duramo Running Shoes//Twins Pink Boxing Gloves// Mango Leggings// Colorful Foot Socks from Payless and red hand wraps from Olympic World (borrowed these from my brother, Xander)
JumpRope Essentials – when you can’t workout, a 15 minute jumprope never fails to keep your heartbeat racing ‘cause Lea says a cardio a day, keeps those unwanted pounds away.
Juice Detox – a two day detox from Nourish Juice PH. Follow them on Instagram at @nourish_juiceph
Wine and Cheese: My “wine” of choice: Revitalizing Red from Nourish Juice @nourish_juiceph ( a delish mix of apples, beets, carrots and ginger) + old school “Marie” biscuits (in lieu of cheese, being allergic to it) for a rainy Sunday afternoon snack.
Girls on Fire: Hanina Han’s Day 2 and Phoebe+Lea’s Week 4 at Peak Performance Athletic Center
***Not a sponsored post***
Where to Find:
Peak Performance Athletic Center - https://www.facebook.com/PeakPerformanceph
Nourish Juice - Follow them on Instagram at @nourish_juiceph
Ringside Alabang - http://www.ringsideph.com/