hair care

The 5 Best Heatless Hair Tools for Volume

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

     If you want volume for your hair and it is normally flat then you are going to need a little help to get the look you desire. Fortunately, there are plenty of options when volumizing your hair. One of the best is to use appliances designed specifically for this purpose.

     We’ll take a look in a moment at the best heatless hair tools to use on your hair to get the desired results. However, it is important to note that the right shampoo and other products, such as those from the Kerastase range, can do a lot of the work for you.

The 5 Best Heatless Hair Tools for Volume
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Get Selsun Blue Confidence! Join the Upside Down Class Pass today

Saturday, August 28, 2021

     There are many barriers to building confidence. It may be past experiences, lack of a support system, or persistent health problems that are difficult to address without help. One such example is scalp problems like dandruff. The appearance of flakes on clothes and bare skin can give off the impression that a person is unhygienic. This can truly affect someone’s confidence. 

     Selsun Blue Upside Down Class Pass- series of lessons from experts on health and fitness that aims to promote wellness and enable people to build confidence. Get Selsun Blue Confidence in this three-episode series featuring NCCA Ani ng Dangal awardee, pole dancing champion and certified diet and nutrition coach Jamaica Jornacion; professional makeup artist, athlete, and certified fitness coach Jigs Mayuga; certified fitness coach and The Movement Studio owner Ida Paras and six-time UAAP Cheerdance Competition champion, National University pep squad coach and gymnast Ghicka Bernabe.

Get Selsun Blue Confidence! Join the Upside Down Class Pass today

Watsons' Most Loved are the Products YOU Picked

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

     Watsons is back with its Most Loved products for the second year. These are the items that Watsons has recognized as the top brands shoppers picked & recommended from their counters and shelves. With over 800 physical stores nationwide and a mobile app, Watsons is available to many Filipinos anytime, anywhere, who was very definite about their health, beauty and wellness find.

     The Most Loved line-up includes Best of Health & Beauty, People's Choice, and New Favorites. While we're used to shopping at Watsons, only to be overwhelmed by the number of choices (all of them good), take a look at the best brands this year.

Watsons' Most Loved are the Products YOU Picked

Product Review: Mise en Scene Hello Bubble Foam Color x Black Pink Ash Khaki Brown (7K) and Primer (Pre-Color)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

     Hello dearies! If you're a long-time follower of this blog, I'm sure you've seen me sport different hair colors in the past years. Some were colored in salons while most were done at home. I'm a fan of bubble hair color since time immemorial. I've tried around four brands in the past and only one became my default DIY bubble color hair dye brand.

     Fast forward today, I stumbled upon another brand that I consider a new HG (Holy Grail) after using it last December. Fun fact: I bought that brand around August 2020 but decided to use it only last month because I was too lazy to freshen the color of my hair since I'm just always at home. I suddenly realized that my birthday will be less than a month and that made me decide to color my hair so it will look good in the photos. So without further ado, here's my review of Mise en Scene Hello Bubble Foam Color x Black Pink that I bought from Glow & Hale for P375 per box.

Product Review: Mise en Scene Hello Bubble Foam Color x Black Ash Khaki Brown (7K) and Pink Primer (Pre-Color) 

Product Review: Cream Silk Rich Organic Powerfusion Ultra Conditioner

Monday, September 14, 2020

     I've tried a lot of hair care products in the past and some of them became a mainstay in my stash. I'm very particular when it comes to the ingredients because my hair has gone through a lot of chemical abuse for more than 10 years up to now. The formulation comes in many forms too- liquid, cream, gel, solid bar, and now there's balm. Yes, a hair care product that's oh-so rich because the texture is close to those balms.

     Introducing the all-new Cream Silk Rich Organic Powerfusion Ultra Conditioner- first-ever conditioner inspired by the best that Mother Earth has to offer. The country’s #1 haircare brand combines its signature moisturizing technology with organic balms and luxurious natural oils in one product for naturally luscious hair that blooms with life. My thin, limp, and dry hair was so excited when these conditioners landed in our doorstep thus I tried it right away. It has been two weeks since I started using these conditioners and oh boy, if you are looking to nature to find the beauty solution you need, you've stumbled on the right brand- a product that gives the best of both worlds - the potent results that can be created by technology, with the trusted tender care our natural surroundings can give. Sharing my thoughts on Cream Silk Rich Organic Powerfusion Ultra Conditioner after the jump!

Product Review: Cream Silk Rich Organic Powerfusion Ultra Conditioner

Hair Color Transformation Balayage Ombre Ash Blonde

Thursday, August 27, 2020

     Hello dearies! Sharing a short hair color transformation blog and vlog from last year's visit to one of David's Salon branches- David's for Rever at SM Novaliches. I've been coloring my hair for more than 10 years now and the shades I always choose falls on brown, blonde, and gray color charts.

     I've also tried different hair color techniques in the past like highlights, balayage, and ombre with minimal bleaching. I have a thin, limp, and long chemically abused hair that's why whenever I change my hair color, I achieve the shade or the closest shade easily. This brassy to classy hair color was achieved through Affinage 9.1 Very Light Ash Blonde but prior to using this brand, I've bleached half part of my hair months ago thus getting a real ash ombre. Sharing photos and the link to my vlog after the jump :)

Hair Color Transformation Balayage Ombre Ash Blonde

Feature: Love Beauty and Planet Clean Oceans Range

Saturday, July 25, 2020

     We all need some vitamin sea but because of the pandemic, the "take me back to the beach" trip will be put on hold. Summer was canceled for most of us because it's better to stay at home and better be safe than sorry. If you miss the ocean, the beach, and the sea, there's a new collection that will take us back to our DNA- Love Beauty and Planet Clean Oceans Range.

     As residents of a tropical country, loving the beach and the ocean is part of our DNA. Being surrounded by the fresh air and smell of sea salt gives us a much-needed refreshed feeling, deepening our love for the water. As the beaches are not only our safe havens, but also an important natural resource and source of national pride, it’s important to show the same love and care for them as they have given us. This July, the brand that believes in showing small acts of love for the planet and for yourself, introduces the Clean Oceans Range, a limited edition set of personal care products, in bottles made with 100% ocean-bound plastic. Scroll down to know more about the collection and why you should try it now :)

Love Beauty and Planet Clean Oceans Range

Feature: Hairfix Keratin Protein

Monday, July 13, 2020

     And the search for affordable yet effective Keratin hair care products continues but this time I'm more inclined to find the right Keratin shampoo. My hair has been chemically treated for years now and a regular shampoo is no longer working. 

     Hairfix is your complete, easy-to-use, DIY hair solution! A brand that lives by its name by providing a wide range of products that cover hair essentials, treatments, styling, and hair colors. Specially made to cater to the hair problems experienced by many Filipinos, Hairfix gives effective hair solutions that are not only affordable but also convenient to use.

Feature: Hairfix Keratin Protein

4 Cheap Keratin Conditioners in the Philippines

Monday, June 01, 2020

     Move over, hair conditioner because these babies are making a scene in the hair care department. Half of my life I've been using different brands of conditioner to make my hair shiny, manageable, and frizz-free. I was born with straight but thin and limp hair that's prone to breakage and hair fall. When I started using different hair dyes to sport the shades that I like every three months, my hair started to feel rough and dry. Chemicals in the dye that I've used in the past are already taking its toll on my hair that's why I need an intensive hair treatment every now and then.

     Salon hair treatments are expensive and should be done twice or once a month. The price also depends on the type of treatment and hair length. Speaking of which, Keratin Treatments are the talk of the town when it comes to resurrecting health and shine in a super dry and damaged hair.  Since hair salons will not be opening soon because of the pandemic, a DIY or at-home hair care product is a must. In a random grocery shopping during the enhanced community quarantine period, I discovered hidden gems that function like salon keratin treatment- 1-minute Keratin Conditioners that can be used daily at the comfort of your home. Sharing a short feature of the 4 Cheap Keratin Conditioners I'm using alternately every day.

4 Cheap Keratin Conditioner in the Philippines 

David's Salon Foliage Hair Care

Monday, September 30, 2019

     Achieving naturally beautiful hair is not an overnight thing. It’s a balance- from professionally trained stylists who will take care of your hair at the salon and how you will maintain it at home. Products need not be expensive. It’s about hair care that will not break the bank but does not sacrifice quality. Presenting Foliage- the brainchild of David Charlton of David’s Salon.

     The team of David Charlton realized that there was still a need for salon-quality products that were created with advanced formulations and natural ingredients yet are competitively priced. From these seeds grew the idea of Foliage- natural professional haircare that caters to basic hair issues. It smoothens frizz, protects from constant coloring, rebonding, and perming plus repair damaged hair and hair loss. They created uncomplicated yet effective products and treatments- keratin treatment line, shampoo and conditioner, repair and reconditioning formula, and a booster-serum. Sharing more information on Foliage and the products that I tried at home which I highly recommend for great hair needs.

David's Salon Foliage Hair Care 

Love Beauty and Planet 2019 Summer Collection

Sunday, March 24, 2019

     Love beauty and want to save the planet one small act at a time? Yes, you can with the launch of Unilever's environment-friendly personal care brand- Love Beauty and Planet. The brand was introduced to the Philippine market last January and many were surprised because of the brand's one simple goal: whatever we do must be good for beauty and give a little love to the planet.

     This summer, the eco-beauty brand is introducing two new collections of hair care and body care products: the Coconut Oil and Ylang-Ylang collection, and the Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower collection. These are the yellow and blue bottle that will complete your summer personal care products that will remind us to show ourselves and the planet some love through #SmallActsOfSummerLove.

Love Beauty and Planet 2019 Summer Collection 

Why Switch to Natural Hair Care Products?

Thursday, November 29, 2018

     In this fast-paced life, we crave practical solutions to everyday problems. Finding such solutions is a struggle for us women, especially in hair care, skin care, and nail care departments. That's why we still have reservations when we see a new, promising product in the market. Consider our hair – and the products we use to take care of it. Some of us go through years of road testing before we find the right shampoo and conditioner for our crowning glory. Do your current hair care products fail to work – or is dandruff still a big problem? That’s a sign that you should make a switch.

     Commercial shampoos and conditioners use harsh chemicals that strip natural oils from your scalp. It's much better to try other options, like herbal hair products, that are made from natural ingredients. Let me share the importance of using gentle hair care solutions as a treatment for dandruff, right after the jump!

Why Switch to Natural Hair Care Products?

Me Time with Watsons

Friday, August 24, 2018

     What's your definition of busy? For me, it's the so little time so much to do kind of day. I always say ‘I’m busy!’ even if there's a free time in between. Looks like the word 'busy' is everyone's favorite. 

     We glorify being busy because we are pressured to achieve a lot, all at once: to climb the corporate ladder, take care of our family’s needs, raise children, and manage the household all while curating our lives into a perfect feed on social media. Did you know that when you are too “busy” ‘24/7, seven days a week, 30 days in a month and so on, you end up giving everything and that precious gift for yourself- time!

Me Time with Watsons

Things You Should Know Before Buying Hair Growth Supplements

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

     The beauty market is full of products that promise instant results. Knowing what to look for will save you money and stress. Moreover, you do not want to end up with a pricey product that does not work or harms your hair. Here are some tips that will help you to choose a hair growth supplement:

Find Products with a Good Reputation
Things You Should Know Before Buying Hair Growth Supplements

Product Review: Etude House Two Tone Treatment Hair Color

Thursday, June 28, 2018

     If there's one thing that I can call forever in my life (aside from my husband), that would be my hair coloring love affair! I've been coloring my hair for years now. The schedule depends on if the roots are starting to show or the color has been washed out. I can say that regular hair coloring is the reason why I always achieve the hair color that I want without bleaching since most of the shades I apply are light blonde, blonde, ash, ash blonde, and light brown. 

     If you notice, most of the colors are on the lighter side of the hair color wheel. There are times that I want to try a bold and bright color like purple, red, or blue BUT it requires bleaching which is a NO-NO for my thin and limp hair. But guess what- I discovered a product that will somehow make my hair purple today, green next week, and for an entire month. Enter Etude House Two Tone Treatment Hair Color. Read more after the jump!

Product Review: Etude House Two Tone Treatment Hair Color
Etude House Two Tone Treatment Hair Color in Mystery Purple

My Hong Kong Lifestyle Haul

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

     Hong Kong is known as one of the countries where you can shop til you drop. It's a shoppers heaven and the infamous Mongkok and Temple Street are your best bet if you're looking for bargains and cheap finds. We went to Hong Kong last June 4 and stayed there for 4 days. It's my third visit and I don't shop that much as compared to my first and second visit some 10 years ago.

     We went to Hong Kong for my son's pre-birthday celebration and to visit Ocean Park Adventure courtesy of Klook Philippines. Booking our Ocean Park Adventure Tickets and 4G WiFi via Klook PH is one of the best decisions that I've made for this trip and I will muse more of that on my next post. But for now, I want to share my small haul which primarily consists of gifts for the birthday celebrants in the family and some goodies for the parentals, sisters, and pamangkins.

My Hong Kong Lifestyle Haul

SM Beauty Playground

Friday, May 25, 2018

     Looking for all things beauty? Look no further as SM Beauty launches their very own playground where beauty enthusiasts have all the freedom to discover, experience, and play with the wide array of beauty products and services under one beauty hall.

    I was invited to the launch of SM Beauty Playground at SM Makati weeks ago where I swatched, tried, and tested all the makeup from drugstore to high-end brands. I was in makeup-skincare-all things beauty heaven as the brands allowed us to play with makeups. I also joined in games that the beauty associates prepared for a better understanding of the brand's product offerings. Read the highlights of the event below :)

SM Beauty Playground

My Shopee Summer Must-Haves

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

     There's one thing that Filipinos love to do during free time or the wee hours of the night- online shopping!!! I presume that some of you may have already shopped online and it's an accomplishment if you have successfully purchased an item you've been longing for. Since it's summer, I have a list of must-haves that I want to buy online as online shopping is the most convenient way to shop at the comfort of your home.

     The blazing summer heat kept me under house arrest for days now. I need to replenish my summer essentials and I'm so happy that Shopee Philippines is here to save me from traffic and sunburn. For those who still don't know Shopee, read the post below and discover some of the summer must-haves that I highly recommend :)

My Shopee Summer Must-Haves

How to Care for Your Hair Extensions

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

     The beauty of hair is that it is so versatile: keep it long, short, dark or blonde or bright pink. Your hair should express who you are and your own self-confidence. Sometimes you just want more hair, and the addition of hair extensions will do the trick. However, quality hair extensions will cost you a hefty salon visit – it is crucial that you take care of your extensions post-salon to help them last.

How to Care for Your Hair Extensions

Watsons Love the Sun Campaign

Monday, March 26, 2018

     Do you have a love-hate relationship with the sun? Well, I think you have to end that kind of relationship now because Watsons wants you to love the sun. They recently launched a campaign that reminds us that we shouldn't be afraid of the sun. With products that protect your skin and hair, Watsons definitely has got you covered!

     Summertime means more adventures, the time to try new things and create new memories. It's literally going out under the sun and have fun BUT I presume that most of you already know the potential harm that the sun can cause. Fret not, Watsons has lined up a wide selection of featured products to allow you to just go out there and enjoy. No need to avoid the sun, because at Watsons, we "Love The Sun".

Watsons Love the Sun Campaign

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