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5 pretty and powerful smartphones in pink

There’s more to them than their looks



Not all shades of pink are made equal. More importantly, not all of them are pretty, especially when painted on a smartphone. Now that we’re in the last quarter of 2019, we’ve rounded up our favorite pink smartphones that you won’t regret showing-off (if you already have one) and buying this holiday season.

Additionally, no other smartphones have come close to making it powerful while being pretty in pink except for the ones on this list — albeit each one suits different personalities. Here are our top pink smartphones that offer power and performance, while staying pretty:

Sunset Rose

OPPO Reno Sunset Rose

When OPPO launches the Reno Sunset Rose, our immediate reaction was that it was just another way to stereotype and lure women. But upon seeing it in person, we were mesmerized. The Sunset Rose shifts colors depending on viewing angles and lighting condition. Most of the time, you’ll see it with a pearlescent sheen, but with the right perspective, you’ll see its soft pink shade in all its glory.

This phone is perfect for those who love a subtle approach in life. After all, subtlety is always classy, especially when it comes to style.

Blossom Pink

Vivo V15 Blossom Pink

While the Vivo V15 Blossom Pink is a limited edition smartphone, there’s no denying that this is one of the best pink smartphones out there, and possibly one of the best collaborations between a technology and a lifestyle brand.

This shade of pink signifies a woman’s love for beauty and makeup, which is perfect for Vivo’s partnership with cosmetics brand Benefit. Unfortunately, this smartphone is limited edition so it might not be available anymore in stores near you. Those who were able to buy it should flaunt it, though, and show off their fabulous selfies!

Misty Lavender

After Huawei’s success in P20 with the Pink Gold, Huawei introduces a new color for the P30 Pro. Bordering between pink and an actual lavender, this shade of pink is perfect for those who take a bold approach in life, and for those who are strong, independent, and don’t want to compromise.

Currently, the P30 Pro is one of the queens in the realm of smartphones. It’s known for its superb cameras that are a must in this visual-driven world.

Not Pink

Google Pixel 3 Not Pink

One of the most confusing shades of pink is Google’s very own Not Pink, which was introduced in 2018 during the Pixel 3 launch. In certain angles, it looks like a soft shade of pink, especially when placed beside other pink objects or against pink backgrounds. Other times, it looks more nude or cream, especially when hit by direct light.

This shade of pink is perfect for those who think they can offer more than their looks. Likewise, this phone is one of the best in the market, especially when it comes to photography. Don’t let its color fool you into thinking that it’s not good just because it’s Not Pink.

Flamingo Pink

The Galaxy Note 10’s Flamingo Pink is one of the hottest colors lately. By hot, I mean warm and burning. This shade of pink borders between pink and red, and it’s surely made for those who want to stand out. With this vibrant color, it’s hard not to attract unwarranted attention from everyone.

If you’re the type of person who wants to live your life out loud, then, by all means, go ahead and buy this smartphone. On top of your love for attention, this color is painted on a smartphone that deserves all kinds of attention: the Galaxy Note 10, one of the best premium smartphones to date. What a perfect combination!

Bonus: Samsung Galaxy A80 BLACKPINK Edition

Samsung Galaxy A80 BLACKPINK Edition

Yet another limited edition smartphone, but in partnership with Korean girl group BLACKPINK. The Galaxy A80 uses BLACKPINK’s official shade of pink to adorn its dominantly black color. If you’ve been living under the rock and need an introduction: BLACKPINK actually produces music that encourages women to be strong and independent.

This shade of pink — and this phone, obviously — fis made for BLINKs, but it’s also perfect for those who want to show the world they’re tough, but not too tough to shy away from love.

SEE ALSO: How to wear pink: 4 ways to look chic and grown-up


5 best makeup filters on Instagram Stories

Nothing like the convenience of virtual makeup!



Since time immemorial, apps and smartphones’ built-in beauty modes have allowed us to apply airbrushing, contour, lipstick, blush, and eyeshadow without lifting a makeup brush. But there’s nothing like the convenience of the virtual makeup we get through filters on our favorite social media apps.

Here we’ve rounded up the best makeup filters you should save on Instagram Stories. Apologies for the barrage of selfies you’re about to see!


If, like me, your go-to everyday look is the winged eyeliner then Francesca is filter you need to save on your Stories. It’s best used when you haven’t drawn anything on your lids yet as it might be difficult to match your wingtip with the filter’s.

Try the Francesca effect here.


If you’re the type who can’t leave the house without mascara, Eyelashes is the one you need to save. It won’t curl your lashes in real life, but any selfie you post from here on out will look like you made the effort to look nice even when you just got out of bed. There are 3 different styles of lashes because one size does not fit all looks!

Try the Eyelashes effect here.


Want to look fresh at 5pm even without retouching? As its name suggests, Natural will remove blemishes and blot oil from your face and the resulting selfie will still look as natural as possible. It also adds a little bit of tint to your lips without going overboard.

Try the Natural effect here.

Glitter Lips

Smudged lipstick after a greasy meal is a problem we all deal with. Get that selfie on point even without a trip to the powder room with Glitter Lips. Choose from 7 different glossy shades — there’s nude, pink, even gold!

Try the Glitter Lips effect here.

+2 Vintage*Blush II

This filter adds freckles and blush to your cheeks, and smoothens your skin out. But +2 Vintage*Blush II isn’t just a makeup filter — it also changes the mood of your entire photo to something warmer. You get a total of 4 different looks, with two adding noise to the entire image for more of that vintage feel.

Try the +2 Vintage*Blush II effect here.

We all get by with a little help from friends and technology. As with anything, use makeup filters in moderation and with the best of intentions.

Do you use makeup filters on Instagram Stories? Let us know what your favorite is in the comments below.

SEE ALSO: PSA: Snapchat dysmorphia is real

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Spotify’s Disney Hub lets you listen to everything Disney

Make music a part of your world



You’ve got a friend in me — I mean, in Spotify and Disney. Together, they created a dedicated Disney Hub which includes playlists, soundtracks, and podcasts for Disney fans of all ages.

To find Disney Hub, open your Spotify app and search “Disney.” You might encounter a barrage of suggested playlists, but make sure you click Disney as a genre.

Among the curated playlists, you can find Disney Hits which are comprised of top songs from popular Disney and Pixar films across the world. You can also play Disney Favorites, Disney Classics, and Disney Sing-Alongs featuring nostalgic songs we love.

Speaking of love, Disney has a Disney Princess playlist for those currently in love and obsessed with their crushes. It’s complete with love ballads. Action-oriented fans can also treat themselves with Marvel Music and Best of Star Wars.

As we all know, music is one of the key ingredients why we all love Disney. Music makes every film memorable and magical, and now we can bring the experience to a whole new world. Now, let’s see how far we’ll go into the unknown. Let’s make music a part of our world!

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The future of shopping solves a common fashion mistake

It’s like having your own stylist and personal shopper



One of the most common shopping mistakes we all make is buying clothes that don’t fit well and don’t look flattering on our bodies. This is nothing new, but it’s easier said than done.

When shopping, you should not just take into account sizing and fit, but also the fabric, cut, and style of a clothing item, as well as your own body type. All these factors affect how something looks like when worn. With the ThinQ Fit, LG hopes to solve these shopping woes, and more.

The ThinQ Fit Collection Zone allows visitors to virtually try clothes on, without having to step into a typical fitting room. It’s an evolution of LG’s original Smart Mirror concept, and uses 3D cameras to get your height, accurate measurements, as well as your body type. It will then suggest styles that would look best on you.

While virtually trying clothes on, you can check the fit map. It’s essentially a heat map that shows you which parts are too tight or too loose. This can also help you check if you should go a size up or down.

With the lookbook mode, you can get a virtual “feel” of the clothes to check the fit and texture. With taps and swipes you can see how a flowy blouse falls on your body. You can also see how an outfit would look like if you tucked it in or rolled its sleeves up.

With tailor mode, you can virtually hem your clothes. Jeans too long for your legs? Just swipe up to see how they look like when altered before even going to the tailor.

It also allows you to virtually style an outfit before buying. When you edit your avatar you can try on different accessories like shoes. This makes it easier to see if your outfit will work with existing items you already own.

The technology is far from final but the idea of having a tool that will help me in my journey of finding my personal style is exciting, to say the least. Seeing what’s flattering for my body type, as well as cuts and textures that look best on me without going to a physical store takes the joy out of retail therapy; but if the future of shopping means saving so much time and being wiser about my purchases, sign me up.

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