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Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy

26/03/2010, Beauty, Brazil, Skincare

Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy

There was a time a few years back when I used to obsess about beauty products and treatments. Boy, I was such a junkie back then. I think it was about two years ago when I thought to myself, you know what, it was better to be low maintenance… so I dropped everything that I did and kept what I put on my face to a very bare minimum.

Part of the reason why I stopped being so vain is because I don't really
go out of the house here in Manila, literally and figuratively.

When I visited a friend overseas last year, she was shocked when she
opened my toiletry kit — facial cleanser, deodorant, toothbrush,
toothpaste. I kid you not, that was it. There we were in her enormous bathroom filled
with hundreds of products you'd think she's running a baby Sephora, and
she uttered the words, "oh wow, you're not as high maintenance as I

It's funny because now, more than ever, is the time for me to take care of myself. I'm not getting any younger, I spend so much time traveling and I'm more visible to the public.

When I went to New York last month, I've heard many great things about the legendary Brazilian Dr. Ivo Pitanguy (who is now
retired). CBS News' 60 Minutes referred to him as the world's most
eminent plastic surgeon and W Magazine
dubbed him as the world's most famous.

Dr. Ivo Pitanguy Brazil
Dr. Ivo Pitanguy – photo credit: W Magazine

From what I've read online, his daughter Dr. Gisela oversaw the
creation of his skincare line so while in NYC, I got myself a set of Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy's PreVious Intense Cleansing Program. It's available at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. If you're interested, you may also buy it online. It's a three-step program you do nightly.

Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy PreVious Intense Cleansing Program

We'll see how it goes. I'm giving it a shot. If this program work wonders on me, perhaps I'll try their other products, such as the neck creams, lifting serums etc.

8:25 pm

Air France 447 Flight Rio de Janeiro to Paris Crash Feared [video, photo]

01/06/2009, Brazil, France, News

Air France Flight AF 447 Rio de Janeiro to Paris

Heard this on the radio earlier on my way back home from the mall. Air France flight AF 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris disappeared from the radar while flying over the Atlantic Ocean. NY Times reported there are 216 passengers on board with 12 crew members.

Air France Flight 447 AF447 crashed from Rio de Janeiro to Paris

According to CNN, Air France 447 reported electrical problems before it lost contact with ground staff.

I don’t know about you but I ALWAYS get chills running down my spine every time I hear unpleasant news involving planes because of my fear of flying. I shit you not. I get these weird thoughts in my head that one day it’s not lung cancer that’s gonna eject my existence from the face of the planet but some sort of plane accident. *knocks on wood*. I hope not! I really do want to be old. I don’t wanna die young. I wanna die in my sleep when I’m 85 years old.

In Chanel couture, of course.

I hope it’s just a minor malfunction and nothing catastrophic.

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