A new Swarovski fragrance for September

A new Swarovski fragrance for September

(Relaxnews) – Two years after launching Aura, Swarovski is unveiling new butterfly-themed fragrance Miss Aura, a fruity-floral perfume available in September. Developed by noses Veronique Nyberg and Alienor Massenet, Miss Aura is softer than its predecessor. With an opening fruity scent of pink grapefruit, litchi and ivy, the fragrance then combines rose and buddleia with […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Google offers free e-book on smartphone photography

Google offers free e-book on smartphone photography

(Relaxnews) – In what could be seen as a complete coincidence, but probably isn’t, in the same week that Nokia wowed the press in New York with its Lumia 1020, a device that redefines the concept of smartphone photography, Google is giving away an e-book about taking better photographs with Android devices. For a limited […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Books, Online, Science & Technology ·
Jasmine Curtis is troubled teen in indie film

Jasmine Curtis is troubled teen in indie film

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Young actress Jasmine Curtis will appear in her second independent film this year as a troubled teen caught between the clashing cultures of her heritage — being both Filipino and Israeli. After appearing in the CineFilipino Film Festival entry “Puti,” the 19-year-old actress joins another film festival in a project directed by […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film, Videos ·
Raymart a no-show at Claudine’s party for daughter

Raymart a no-show at Claudine’s party for daughter

Claudine Barretto was caught clueless when asked on the whereabouts of her husband Raymart Santiago Saturday afternoon, when the actress held a birthday party for their daughter. The 33-year-old actress threw a belated celebration of Sabina’s birthday in Quezon City on Saturday, two weeks after her adopted daughter turned 7 last June 21. “Dapat ‘yung […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Nokia’s Lumia 1020 sets new photo standard for smartphones and even digital cameras

Nokia’s Lumia 1020 sets new photo standard for smartphones and even digital cameras

(Relaxnews) – The Finnish phonemaker’s latest device is so good at capturing images that users really will be able to throw their digital cameras and even their HD video cameras away. In fact, it’s so good, don’t be surprised if professional photographers start using it too. As widely predicted, the Nokia Lumia 1020 boasts an incredible […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Kings of Leon’s first ‘Mechanical Bull’ single coming July 17

Kings of Leon’s first ‘Mechanical Bull’ single coming July 17

(Relaxnews) – Sony Music is to release the US rock band’s sixth studio album to date, “Mechanical Bull,” on September 23/24, and now the group has announced that the first single off the album, “Supersoaker,” is due out on July 17. “Mechanical Bull,” described by the band as a “musically complicated” album, was recorded in […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ will come out in December 2014

Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ will come out in December 2014

(Relaxnews) – The second movie directed by Angelina Jolie is due out on December 25, 2014. After “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (2011), Angelina Jolie is going back behind the cameras for her new project, “Unbroken,” due on December 25, 2014, reports Deadline.com. Based on the bestselling book by Lauren Hillenbrand (writer of […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Johnny Depp in a spy comedy

Johnny Depp in a spy comedy

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood superstar is in talks for the titular lead in “Mortdecai,” based on a series of very popular British novels from the 1970s. Johnny Depp may be playing Charles Mortdecai, a “debonair art dealer and part-time rogue,” as the Hollywood Reporter puts it, who “must traverse the globe armed only with his […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Del Toro eyes monster hit with ‘Pacific Rim’

Del Toro eyes monster hit with ‘Pacific Rim’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – A lifelong fascination with Japanese mega-monsters is behind Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s eagerly anticipated summer blockbuster “Pacific Rim,” due to be released worldwide this week. Ever since childhood, del Toro has been captivated by Japanese “kaiju,” the name given to huge creatures such as Godzilla who emerged in popular culture in […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars ·
LG shows off world’s slimmest full-HD smartphone screen

LG shows off world’s slimmest full-HD smartphone screen

(Relaxnews) – LG’s new 5.2-inch LCD panel is a mere 2.2mm thick, while its bezel measures just 2.3mm and will pave the way for lighter phones with larger visible displays. Unveiled in Seoul by the company’s LG Display arm, the panel also boasts higher contrast and brightness levels, plus quicker touch-response times than existing LCD […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
The photo of the day: mystery woman

The photo of the day: mystery woman

(Relaxnews) – The 9th China International Comics and Games Expo (CCG Expo) opened its doors in Shanghai on Thursday, July 11. Through July 15, cosplay fans will be able to become their favorite characters from mangas, video games, anime and film. But who is this mysterious woman? Princess, warrior, goddess?

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Games, Offbeat ·
Cruise package created for intellectuals and geeks

Cruise package created for intellectuals and geeks

(Relaxnews) – Curious intellectuals, inquiring minds and self-confessed geeks may be interested in a new cruise package that sails from Miami to Peru with producers and personalities from the highest-rated science series on US TV. Artful Travelers, which specializes in creating cultural and educational travel experiences, has announced the launch of a cruise along the […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Consumers seeking fruit-flavored spirits and wines

Consumers seeking fruit-flavored spirits and wines

(Relaxnews) – Berry, apple and citrus-flavored wines and spirits are trending worldwide, as consumers seek out sweet but refreshing fruit-infused drinks, says a new report. The swing towards fruity alcohol comes at the expense of chocolate and confectionery flavors, which enjoyed popularity over the last few years, says the UK-based International Wine and Spirit Research group in […]

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Cuisia: US access to bases will be constitutional

Cuisia: US access to bases will be constitutional

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Ambassador to the US Jose L. Cuisia Jr. said the Philippines and the United States have yet to finalize an agreement that would give the latter greater access to the military bases here. The ambassador assured, however, that the agreement would be in line with the Constitution. “[It should be] within the […]

11.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Japan’s Uniqlo to boost US stores as profit jumps

Japan’s Uniqlo to boost US stores as profit jumps

(TOKYO-AFP) – The operator of Japanese cheap-chic clothing chain Uniqlo said Thursday it will open 10 new stores in the United States, as it reported a 22 percent jump in net profit. For the nine months to May, Fast Retailing booked a net profit of 88.4 billion yen ($880 million). Operating profit edged up 4.0 […]

11.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
James Franco gets shady for Gucci

James Franco gets shady for Gucci

(Relaxnews) – American writer, actor and director James Franco was recently shot for his first eyewear campaign. Gucci has unveiled its latest Black Bamboo sunglasses, which are set to go on sale in October this year. In support of the new shades, the Italian luxury brand has also released the first details of a global […]

11.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Adidas NEO launches Selena Gomez line for teenage girls

Adidas NEO launches Selena Gomez line for teenage girls

(Relaxnews) – American singer Selena Gomez launched her first fashion collection for the Adidas NEO label at the brand’s flagship store in Berlin on July 9. At the event, Gomez was on hand to answer questions from her fans in a Twitter Q&A. The collection, dubbed “rock chic” by Adidas, features 53 pieces all designed […]

11.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Amy Adams to star in adaptation of Steve Martin novel

Amy Adams to star in adaptation of Steve Martin novel

(Relaxnews) – The American actress is attached to star in “An Object of Beauty,” a movie adaptation of a novel by actor/humorist Steve Martin, announces Maven Pictures. The book, which came out in 2010, is about Lacey Yeager, a smart and ambitious young woman out to make a name for herself in the New York […]

11.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Healthwise, US falls behind other wealthy nations

Healthwise, US falls behind other wealthy nations

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The United States spends more per capita on health care than any place in the world but lags behind other wealthy nations in health and life expectancy, according to research published on Wednesday. Japan still leads the world in terms of living the longest, with average life expectancy at 82.6 years in 2010, […]

11.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Malacanang says travel advisories ‘right of any country for safety of their citizens’

Malacanang says travel advisories ‘right of any country for safety of their citizens’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacanang brushed off the latest travel advisory issued by the United States of America against travelling to the southern portion of the Philippines, saying it was the right of any country in order to keep their citizens safe. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson said in a press briefing aired over government-run radio station dzRB […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·