Palmolive Expertique Hair Care Line

Palmolive Expertique hair care line brings you salon-beautiful hair everyday. With this line of hair products you can be your own hair expert at your very own home. The struggle is real in maintaining that salon-beautiful hair days after but don’t worry Palmolive Expertique got you covered.

This line comes with shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, anti frizz serum and beautifying oil. What makes this line special that it is infused with Kera-Ceramide Serum.  Hair technology that makes hair nourished and stronger inside and out. Keratin gives the hair strength leaving it smooth and manageable. The Ceramide on the other hand prevents damage and restores shine. You don’t have to spend too much on expensive hair care products and it would be available in all leading supermarkets nationwide near you. 

 

 

 

 

Also that introducing their latest ambassador, the first Filipina to win Asia’s next top model, Maureen Wroblewitz.

“Just like the majority of women out there, I too desire to have salon-beautiful hair everyday, and not just when I’m coming from a shoot or a runway show. With Palmolive EXPERTIQUETM, I am my own hair expert. I am able to take charge of not only my beauty, but my everyday too. With Palmolive EXPERTIQUETM, I can OWN IT.” – Maureen Wroblewitz

The shampoo and conditioner comes in 3 variants: REVITALISTE, SMOOTHIQUE and RESILIENTE. Available in bottles 170 ml (P130.00) and in sachets 12 ml (P6.00).

 

 

REVITALISTE is for NORMAL to DRY HAIR, contains Kera-Ceramide with biotin and hyaluronic. It penetrataes and deeply nourishes hair fibers, enhancing hair’s vitality and natural movement.

 

 

 

 

SMOOTHIQUE (This is Maureen’s personal favorite) this is for FRIZZY HAIR, contains kera-ceramide serum with rare oil complex. It aligns, tames and adds control to frzzy and flyaway hair.

RESILIENTE for DAMAGED HAIR, contains Kera- Ceramide with arginine. It reconstructs and fortifies damaged, over – treated hair.

Impressions: Affordable ofcourse!, It still has that signature Palmolive scent with a kick but fresher scent which leaves your hair really smelling good. Your hair feels light right after and a cool feeling on the scalp. I use a wet brush in combing my hair and I noticed less hair falling off and it’s super smooth with NO tangles at all.

For the hair treatments, you got the INTENSIVE HAIR MASK 180 ml (P195.00), BEAUTIFYING OIL 30 ml (P195.00) AND ANTI-FRIZZ SERUM 70 ml (P250.00).

Impressions: The Intensive hair mask is used after conditioner, I personally use hair mask atleast once or twice in a week, I leave it on for a few minutes especially when I go to the steam room and sauna. For Palmolive Expertique Intensive Hair mask, according to the label you can leave on for 2- 5 minutes then wash it off. For me after washing, this hair mask definitely gives you that cool feeling on the scalp and your hair is so smooth right after. Your hair feels light if that’s what you’re going for.

The anti -frizz serum, comes in a spray bottle and I since I don’t have frizzy hair, I just hit the ends of my hair then distribute evenly since it prevents fly away hair. This is applied on towel-dried hair. 

For the beautifying oil, 1-2 pumps is enough rub it first, apply to your roots and massage till the end of the hair. Don’t apply too much. and its better to apply it if you took a bath then your hair let it dry(t towel dried hair) then apply the oil. I wouldn’t suggest if you haven’t taken a shower, it makes the hair really oily,

I am City Ready, Always!

Hey  City Girls

Living in the city of Manila can be challenging #TheStruggleIsReal and we live in a tropical destination near the freaking equator! Despite how hot the season has been, being in a tropical country has its perks as well. Trying to look at the bright side of things. The only thing that adds to manila’s heat is the traffic – never ending. Creating POLLUTION which is not doing anything good to our respiratory health as well.

Since I love to travel outside the country, I really enjoy visiting other country’s cities. Honestly, a major upgrade from Manila. I am not really a nature girl but I go with the flow when my friends ask me to go for  thrill seeking nature adventures. But there is something about the city that is really me. Maybe it’s the hyped energy and always something that will catches my attention.

The City can be amazing to explore but the SUN and HEAT can be damaging to our precious skin. With Vaseline’s NEW Healthy white sun + pollution protection SPF 24 PA++ with micro droplets of vaseline jelly. I’ve been using the lotion after getting a recent sunburn from swimming, since I am all covered up and just hanging in the city for while, It just feels light on the skin and a soothing feeling after applying. It is non greasy and fast absorbing. Signature vaseline scent but more FRESH and you can really smell yourself- so good!

I personally advice if you’re just hanging around in the city, not too much exposure from the sun because you have to get from one place to another and if you’re just commuting, Vaseline’s Healthy White just gives the right amount of protection and fights the “amoy araw”  scent since we are exposed to pollution  plus gives the skin proper moisture it needs. Even though the body is mostly covered day to day, we have to still give it TLC because it shows and reflects how healthy we look and feel 🙂

I am #Curvalicious with Whisper

Usually when that time of the month comes, Hormones can go crazy but that comes being organically human. 

Being that girl with a crazy schedule, active lifestyle and love spontaneous trips! I dare to #ChooseCurvalicious with @whisperphilippines Cottony soft protection up to 12 hours leakage protection – Nothing holding us back girls and we can do whatever we want! 

So the cottony soft protection got an upgrade from blue to its new pink look. So I’ve tried the regular 23 cm pad (comes with 8 pads in a pack) with wings, It was comfy. Like it says, snuggly fit – you know sometimes when you place a napkin it goes eitherways. Whisper cottony soft protection has that Stick n’ secure feature and has anti leak barriers. I usually use heavy flow pads epsecially the first 2 days of my period (STRONG TIMES). When I got my whisper pack, luckily it was my 4th day so It’s perfectly fine for me to use a regular pad especially during the day. It’s “CURVALICIOUS DESIGN” fits sunggly to prevent leaks and helps soothe skin because made of Dermcare™ lotion.  

Whisper did still stick to the floral aesthetic design (wrap and strip) and the pad itself still got the basic look. I couldn’t recall the previous design because I used the other kind (whisper clean and dry). 

In all fairness upon using it for 12 hrs, It didn’t feel lumpy- you know girls what I mean. Lastly, another important thing I did not experience any skin reactions because that’s what I consider most  a GOOD pad. 

GlamCon MNL 2018 Celebrates Beauty in all Forms, Shapes, Sizes, Gender and Colors

The community that is believes that everyone has his and her very own version of beauty that is worth celebrating – and GLAMCON MNL 2018 wants to do just that! The first-ever beauty convention in the Philippines of its kind brings together makeup, skin care, hair care and nail care at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premiere on January 21, 2018.


#everyBEAUTIFULbody

The world we live in is so beautiful, it deserves to be lauded in the most fabulous way possible. Here in Manila, we acknowledge how each and every individual has their own brand of beauty from deep within their souls, just waiting to be given the chance to come out, kick up their heels and dance.

Glamcon MNL aims to be all this and more. A venue for diversity, self-expression, individuality, body positivity, loads of learning, and tons of loving, this event is a gathering for the community that embraces means of empowering individuals of all ages and from different walks of life through the power of makeup and the art of fabulousness.

As advocates of confidence in cosmetics and beauty of all kinds and forms, Glamcon MNL will be hosting the #NoFilter Panel Talks, discussions about improving the way you look beyond what is skin deep. Participating in these discussions are Dana and Stacey Gutierrez of Plump.ph who will be schooling

attendees on how to appreciate themselves completely through body positivity and breaking beauty stereotypes.

Biggest Beauty Party in Manila

With more than 2000 expected Glamcon-goers, SMX Aura is sure to be filled with gorgeous, glamorous people. Glamcon MNL is a gathering of talented people, amazing local and international beauty brands, makeup junkies, beauty bloggers and vloggers, beauty advocates, and more.

Joining the party this year are some of the country’s favorite beauty vloggers today, including Nina Rayos (Oeuvretrends), Joyce Sola (Candyartlove), Bing Castro, Kris Lumagui, Raiza Contawi, Jessica Godinez, Kristine Roces (Real Asian Beauty), Isha Borromeo, Ana Victorino, Anne Clutz, and Michelle Dy.

Celebrating Community and Togetherness

The GlamCon MNL social media pages serve as a haven for all makeup junkies and beauty lovers to learn and share their experiences. This new online community found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram aims to help confused Filipinos and Filipinas with their beauty choices. It’s the very first community in the country of its kind that is open to just about anyone who wants to feel confidently beautiful.

GlamCon MNL online will help you get ready for the busy week through:

#MotivationMonday by sharing empowering quotes from beauty icons in the local and international scene,

#BeautyTipsTuesdays where Members can share their ultimate make up, skin, hair, or nail hacks, and

#GlamTBT for a look-back on fun beauty and makeup trends from the past that have impacted how we see beauty today.

Glamcon also gives amazingly glam people a chance to share their #GlamStory to the world! Every week, the Glamcon team chooses a truly beautiful person who can be an inspiration to other members of the community through #GlamPeopleofMNL Everyone is welcome to tell their tale! All they have to do is write 2-5 sentences about their beauty and makeup journey and send it to the GlamCon team via private or direct messaging.

Glamcon MNL also presents the opportunity for individuals who advocate beauty to meet offline through its event. Next year, GlamCon will be holding the first-ever convention of its kind where individuals gather together meet each other. You can get a chance to meet beauty icons, have access to the top beauty brands in the country, and learn from the experts through several programs prepared all for the sake of beauty and empowerment.

Everyone is invited to join the community. Help empower others and get ready to glam!

The online GlamCon MNL community is available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram .

For tickets: http://glamconmnl.com/tickets/

What to Expect at GLAMCON MNL 2018!

The Glamcon MNL community celebrates beauty made even better through the power of makeup. Makeup and beauty enthusiasts are all invited to attend the biggest beauty party of 2018, ​Glamcon MNL 2018 to be held at the ​SMX Convention Center Aura ​on ​January 21, 2018​.

#ExploreTheWorldofMakeup

We all know that beauty is found within, but a little lipstick and a swipe of mascara never hurt anyone!

Despite the many advances of society, wearing makeup remain as something a person turns to when trying to hide their imperfections. Though this is a big part of the reason why people wear makeup, we must also remember that makeup is used to bring out our best assets!

Glamcon MNL believes that there is no shame in putting on makeup. It is an art and a form of expression of one’s creativity. Anyone rocking a sharp wing liner or a natural looking drunk blush is just as beautiful as their barefaced self.

Moreover, Glamcon MNL wants to remind every Filipina —and Filipino, that there are no rules in wearing makeup, so feel free to explore and experiment with colors, shapes, and contour shades.

It does not matter whether you prefer a no-makeup makeup look or a full on glam wear your look loud and proud!

The Makeup Lounge Styluxe Salon​and ​PaintboxArtistry ​have partnered with Glamcon MNL 2018 to give premium ticket holders a real treat: free hair and makeup makeover! Our premium makeup lounge is a haven of transformation for Queen and Diva ticket holders, Glamcon goers who want to look their best at Manila’s biggest beauty party.

The #GlamGala Stage

Aside from the opportunity to interact with the biggest and brightest stars of the beauty industry, Glamcon goers are in for a treat all thanks to the makeup gurus strut their stuff on the Glam Gala stage!

Learn about building your very own makeup kit from ​Ana Victorino​ in her ​Makeup 101​ talk.

Jessica Godinez​, together with ​Ciracle ​will be making sure that Glamcon goers know how to take good care of their skin during the ​Daily Skincare Routine​ segment.

Raiza Contawi ​will be combining fashion and makeup as she teaches us how to use makeup to complement our clothes in the​ Color Wheel ​segment.

Micah Munoz, Ronan Domingo, James Burn and a few more of our favorite boy friends, together with ​Cosrx​, are going to lead the Men’s Skincare segment. Plump.ph Stacy and Dana Guttierez ​will show us that beauty knows no shape or size during their panel talk, ​Beauty on Our Terms​.


Ning Tadena will be teaching Glamcon goers life hacks into becoming the best they can in Mindset Makeover: Unlock the Diva​.

Isha Borromeo, Joyce Sola, Bing Castro, Kristine Roces, Kris Lumagui, and Nina Rayos will be leading the ​Power of Makeup panel talk​.

Host ​Say Tioco will make sure that the fun never stops through games in between each segment.

Riot Logic, Bea Lorenzo, Leanne and Naara, Coeli, Haru ​and ​Ysanygo will also be present to serenade Glamcon goers.

#GlamSchool

Glamcon goers are set to learn from the best as the Glam Gurus teach them some of their very own tips and tricks in glamming it up with makeup. The #GlamSchool is especially created to serve as a one-day makeup boot camp for everyone who wants to amp up their makeup game.

Ning Tadena will be showing everyone how to achieve that natural looking no-makeup look every girl needs to learn in the​ ​Bare Necessities​ ​segment. Experience the magic of contour and highlight with ​Paintbox Artistry at the ​Makeup Plus segment.

Show off your proud morena skin in the ​Bronzed Babe​ ​tutorial with ​Paprika Cosmetics​.

Learn all the eye makeup essentials from brows, to eyeliner,​to blending your eyeshadow in the All About Eyes​ ​segment with ​Michelle Dy​. Stand out from the crowd with​ Hollywood Starlet ​makeup tutorial again with​ Paintbox Artistry​. Show of your sexy side with the ​Valentine Vixen​ tutorial and strut your glam self with the​Boss Lady​ ​tutorial to be led by ​Anne Clutz​.

Did anyone say makeup and beauty goodies?

Glamcon MNL 2018 goers won’t be leaving the gathering empty handed as leading makeup, skin, hair, and nail care brands join Manila’s biggest beauty party.

Get top-notch makeovers from Styluxe Salon & Makeup Studio.​Add more colors to your look with ​Paprika Cosmetics​’ beautiful eye shadows. ​Salon Vitales hair and makeup experts are going to make sure everyone is looking glam. While local skin care brand iWhite is sure to bring the best​ ​skincare products for the beautiful Filipina skin.

EssLiv will make sure that Glamcon MNL goers get only the best skincare products by bringing one of Korea’s top skin care brand, ​Ciracle​. ​Makeup Revolution will also make sure that our makeup looks are a hundred percent on point.

VMV Hypoallergenics is going to bring high-quality skincare products for all skin types. Meanwhile, the ​Skincare Curator ​will be bringing ​Cosrx ​and ​Neogen ​to the (makeup) table.

Colourette Cosmetics will be showering participants with their fabulous lipstick shades.​Inglot will also be making sure that attendees go home with something that would make them look on point

For tickets: http://glamconmnl.com/tickets/

Hey Sugar! Trinoma

Living your pastel haven dreams is HEY SUGAR! So far one of the most instagram worthy waxing salon in the metro. It had opened its latest branch at Trinoma. Located at the Ground level near Mercury drug store ( The way  to SM North). 

Hey Sugar! uses all natural and organic ingredients 100% sugar. Here is an insider tip, my friend told me if you donate used razors you get 20% off.

Basically they have COLD AND HOT SUGAR WAS and the prices ranges accordingly to MALE or FEMALE. They have for face waxing, arm and leg waxing, body waxing and brazilian and bikini waxing.HOT WAX was most likely recommended but ofcourse it is still ones reference. It goes like the usual, they spread the sugar wax on the area, apply strip and pull. It ain’t painful, it’s just “nakakagulat”/shocking. It’s tolerable when it comes to sensitive areas. I’ll be posting the pricelist and packages that you can avail.

A little reminder, don’t apply any lotion/creams and don’t shave atleast for 2 weeks before your appointment. Most likely avoid being under the sun after and avoid tight clothing.

They also have threading services for eyebrows, upper lip and full facial. I already tried their threading, it was okay. On my experience compared to other eyebrow salon they only have 1 type of threading service (P150)  unlike others they have specifically for shaping etc and during my experience, I lay down in their salon bed but I also know they have a chair in case rooms are full.

I also recommend their eyelash enhancement especially PERMING compared to extensions. Perming is way safer compared to extensions according my friends. Perming is like getting a permanent mascara. The perm would last about 2-3 months depending on your lifestyle. Basically, they taped around your eyes and you have to do it while your eyes are closed. Apply the first solution from a color pink bottle then leave it for 20 minutes, another solution in a yellow bottle for another 20 minutes and last, from a blue bottle for about 5 minutes. While you are getting a perm why not get a was while waiting 🙂

 

SYMPLY G, Simply Gorgeous Straight Hair

Symply G Keratin Shampoo and conditioner provides the hair with maximum moisture making it SILKY, SOFT and SHINY. – Symply G! 

SHAMPOO: Keratin Shampoo with ARGAN OIL (sachet 22 ml)

It says  the keratin shampoo is designed for cleaning rebonded or colored hair that makes hair moisturized, naturally straight, soft and shiny. Simply apply shampoo over wet hair and massage. My first impression was the smell, it smells exactly like the shampoo in the salon/ parlor Overall, its okay. I did noticed that my hair was soft and had less tangles. 

CONDITIONER: Keratin Deep Conditioning therapy with ARGAN OIL (sachet 22 ml)

Deep conditioning works to re-hydrate dry and damaged hair. Formulated also for sensitive scalp. Its unique formula makes hair soft and shiny. After shampoo, apply conditioner and leave it for 1 MINUTE. It says on the sachet 1 minute treatment on a daily use. Among the two, I prefer the conditioner because the smell is like candy, it smells so good! and when you leave it on for a minute you get that MINTY FRESH FEELING, which is so relaxing. Personally I didn’t want to wash it off right away because it was so cool on the scalp. This is my first time that I got to experience it with  a conditioner. I usually get this kind of feeling from shampoos.

Overall, It’s very GOOD. The price range is SO AFFORDABLE just PHP 6.00 per sachet. I’ve been using it for a few days my hair feels so fresh,  light, less tangles and the feeling that your hair is “bagsak”/straight. I recommend that you have to use BOTH for it to actually work and be satisfied with the result. On the first day, you’ll already know the difference and you get the same feeling over again. After a few hours my hair wasn’t oily and my hair was easy to managed. It would start to oil out after 18 hours+ (my estimate). 

Compared to other brands, this is a good deal PHP. 6.00 for 22 ml ! You usually get like a small amount from other brands and would cost a bit more. Symply G with a “Y”, YOU get more than what you paid for. It’s amazing that it is  just PHP 6.00 and you can bring it anywhere since it’s packed in a sachet which is light to travel with.

Tips, for those who go the gym, I think you can use the conditioner while you are in the steam room because of its treatment formulation and its light to pack in your gym bag or have it in your own personal locker because it doesn’t add to much space. 

Since my hair is colored and when I started using SYMPLY G,  I just had my hair color done. So far good and gives my hair that  shine but I still have to see in the coming days still. 

SYMPLY G is available at PUREGOLD and LOCAL SUPERMARKETS and also available at Beautymnl.com 

LIKE SYMPLY G on facebook, www.facebook.com/SymplyGOfficial

Instagram: @symplyg.official

 

For the Pinay Jetsetter, Using Maybelline’s Gigi Hadid Jetsetter Palette by Ulta Beauty

I am an avid fan of Gigi Hadid and when I heard that she will be having a makeup line with Maybelline I was so stoked! To be honest if its someone you look up to, you just buy it and that’s how influential they are -That’s normal guys. The fact that it is Maybelline, a trusted quality makeup brand and Gigi Hadid, she keeps it real 🙂 

To my Filipino readers, it is not yet available in the Philippines. I got mine from (instagram: @makeupbar.ph), they ordered it from the Ulta Beauty in the U.S. I know some of my friends would say it would be available in the Philippines soon but I just can’t wait. In the states it cost $29.22, converted to pesos P1500. It’s a bit pricey from the usual Maybelline line. So I have mix responses on each but overall it’s good. 

I’ve been travelling since a kid so I kinda developed routines especially during long haul flights. On my take this palette is helpful and light to travel – It’s already the size of your basic essential kit. You don’t have to pack the separate ones which makes your kit bulky. Someone told me it reminded her of the 90s, all makeup in one palette. This is enough if you are just basic when it comes to make up. I personally think the products they placed are good for all skin types – good job, Gigi.

In terms of the weight and how much you’ll be getting, If you use it like super everyday, it won’t last long. (I’ve noted down the weight in grams below). I heard this collection is just limited edition, You can also bring the palette in your everday “lakad”/events if you aim for basic look. Basically I see the point, It’s called jetsetter palette dedicated to the wanderlust that need to travel light and hassle free.  

Things I may add, if I only bring the palette – Powder, Foundation or SKIN TINT, Eyebrow pencil (KILAY IS LIFE), Eyeliner and my favorite lippies. If you are an ultimate beauty junkee you may have your setting spray, cheek tint and primer.  Powder for me is a definite MUST when you travel to touch up. Other essentials I bring for skin care, small cleanser, toner, moisturizer(with SPF would be lovely), sunblock, hand lotion and face mist. If you are in business class, they have these basics in the kit except sunblock and the face mist (just some airlines have).Good thing lip balm is included in the palette and you’ll also get it in business class essential kit. 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

 PACKAGING: “Gigi shares her favorite makeup essentials to look fresh” – Jetsetter Palette 

Covered in a hologram sleeve, then main thing that holds all the products come in a Trendy nude color and the components of the palette have been noted on both, it comes in:

  • Concealer: Light & Medium
  • Lip Balm: Nude and Pink
  • Eyeshadow: Highlighter, Base, Crease and Liner
  • Blush
  • Bronzer
  • Highlighter 
  • Mini Mascara
  • Brushes: Eyeshadow and Powder

 

Without Flash, Top to Bottom: Concealer Light, C Medium, Lip Balm Nude, LB Pink
With FLASH, Top to Bottom: Concealer Light, C Medium, Lip Balm Nude, LB Pink

CONCEALER: 2.16 grams

Review: Coverage is GOOD and very light on the skin.                                                                                                  Personal Tip: This is a tip I got from a vlogger, use the light concealer for the under eyes and darker shade for your pimple marks and blemishes. So I applied this just to use both of them. But I did use the light concealer since I am medium tone under the eyes and my marks, it was okay. Another thing, if you screw with any makeup like you overdo it or missed a line, concealer is the trick and if any redness of the skin during a flight use the concealer. Just to cover up for a while if there is no reaction. 

LIP BALM: 1.0 gram 

Review: Ofcourse we all know lip balm moisturizes the lips. The nude and pink gives this subtle and dewy look to look fresh with pigment and color.                                                                                                                                          Personal Tip: Sometimes I add lipgloss or balm on my cupid’s bow (lip) to get that fresh dewy look like a highlighter. -Apply small amount and dab it (Hope that makes sense). 

EYESHADOW: 3 grams 

L-F Without flash, WITH FLASH                                                                                                                                       Top to Bottom: Eyeshadow Highlighter, base, crease and liner

Review: I like the HIGHLIGHTER (white tone, shiny and glittery) , BASE (nude color) AND CREASE (brown) gives that more natural subtle look. I am not good with the liner eyeshadow which is black so I give it to the PROS. I mess up with the waterline of my eyes. Another use, when you feel getting that smokey eyes go for it!                                      Personal tip: The highlighter will definitely be a good cover up for the growing hairs in your eyebrows. 

BLUSH 1.5 grams, BRONZER 2 grams, HIGHLIGHTER 3 grams. 

L-F Without flash, WITH FLASH                                                                                                                                       Top to Bottom: Blush, Bronzer and Highlighter

Review: It’s so NICE and PIGMENTED!!! From the entire palette this is what I am raving for but the amount you get each is the downside if you use it everyday, It would finish easily. Basically I see the point, It’s called jetsetter palette dedicated to the wanderlust  that it should be small. Another downside kinda dusty, so lots of tapping but I have a tip (under personal tip). If you have a better solution, comment below. Which I think is normal? HAHA sorry, I am not a PRO. 

Personal opinion, I suggest the bronzer should be bigger that the highlighter because the use is for the entire face to contour. The 3 gives a warm tone look. For morenas/ brown skin this is perfect! It would also look good on light and dark skin tones also. The bronzer is like what you get for contour, At first I thought it was contour but it was indicated bronzer. The highlighter comes in rose gold which I love!                                                                                                                                                                                             

 Personal Tip: I mentioned it was dusty using the brush, HOLD THE BRUSH IN HORIZONTALDO THE BRUSH  STROKE SIDEWAYS IN ONE BIG SWIPE GOING OUTISIDE, then blow the excess. In all fairness the outside that surrounds the products doesn’t stain much so it’s still presentable after so many strokes and uses. In tagalog, “HINDI SIYA MADUMIHIN”. You can dust of the dirt away, It will depend how you use it ofcourse. 

For cheek illumination, you can use the eyeshadow highlight. On applications the usual – First, bronzer, under the cheekbone, sides of the face, jaw line to cover the double neck and nose. Highlight starts, above the unibrow line like a branch like (hope that makes sense), nose line, cupids bow and a line under the lips

MASCARA 4.5 ML 

This is from the Classic Maybelline line, The COLLOSSAL Volume Express in classic black. It’s just pops your eyes after from a long haul flight. In terms its a product trusted already 🙂 

BRUSHES Comes in two, powder brush and eyeshadow brush. 

In terms of convenience its good because most of the time you would use the fingers for application especially for the concealer and lipbalm. I am concern with the end of the eyeshadow brush that looks like a lip brush or its for the eye lining IDK. For a normal person the brushes use is indeed flexible. The powder brush use for the blush, contour and highlighter is dynamic in use. Both brushes are soft and easy to clean.  I’ve seen beauty vloggers that they prefer using their own big brushes – It’s a personal preference. 

 

LEFT W/ MASCARA, RIGHT EYE NADA.

OVERALL:

 

Eyemakeup only at LEFT EYE (W/ LIGHT) Photo taken on a regular phone.
When you angle your selfie 🙂 Thanks guys hope this helps <3

 

 

How I Passed for Advanced Lasik Procedure at Shinagawa Ortigas

I’ve been wearing specs my entire life since I was a kid. Imagine, I was the  super chubby girl with eyeglasses. It also kinda runs in the family, My dad and my sisters. My 3 siblings and I are four-eyed. My mom wears reading glasses, I don’t know it it counts because of the whole aging thing.

As I got older, during highschool and college I tend to just hang my glasses because I feel I look better without glasses. It was when after I graduated I tried wearing contact lenses, it was a hassle because of how busy I am, I tend to forget to put solution now and then,  in a matter of 6 hours my eyes get irritated and red. Back in college, I didn’t want to wear contacts because there were studies that it lead to dry eyes.

Growing up I was socially awkward (I know it is hard to believe the person I am today), I didn’t look straight and my friends till today still tease me the way I look at people before. It was just a phase, glad I am over it. Till now I couldn’t find a logical reason on how I look at people before. Especially when it came to my crushes, I can’t even imagine how weird I was haha. 

I remembered meeting an optha specialist in the gym, forgot her name though. This was during college and she told me that at age 24 is the perfect age to get lasik because I was planning on my 18th birthday to get the procedure. Her professional advice was at the age of 24, that is already most like likely our permanent vision. If as early as that time my vision can still change plus considering lifestyle.

Now that I turned 24 this year, It’s about time.

So If you guys are planning to get lasik at SHINAGAWA, make sure you don’t wear contact lenses for 7 days to get exactly the grade of your eyes. The test runs for about 3 hours atleast so it’s better to come in early. Before that set an appointment. I’ll be putting the details below. 

Another REMINDER : DON’T DRIVE home after the test. 

TIP: Bring SHADES and JACKET. You’ll know why after reading. 

For your information, Shinagawa perfroms advanced lasik, not the traditional lasik we all hear growing up like going under the knife stories and the complications that you may go blind etc. 

To differentiate them quickly, the TRADITIONAL LASIK PROCEDURE, (microkeratome) – this is the instrument that cuts an evenly thin lining of cornea. According to studies it may lead to possible complications. 

Compared to the ADVANCED LASIK PROCEDURE, is completely laser which don’t lead to complications. Preparation would take about 2 hours but the procedure would take just 8 minutes (both eyes). Here is how it goes: 

  • Corneal Flap is cut and prepared using a femtosecond laser.
  • Flap is folded to one side by the surgeon
  • Using an excimer laser, the connective tissue is reshaped
  • The flap which was created and lifted is then put back into its original position.
  • SHINAGAWA’S lasik, gives you functional vision within 6-12 hours following the ADVANCED LASIK surgery with better technologies, you can expect high definition vision and stability in a much shorter time. 

Sorry for the long intro, So to the point on how I passed for the screening. 

Like I said, It would take atleast 3 hours. You first write your basic and health related information. Then wait for your turn. They have 2 testing sites one in an open lighted area and the other one is the dark room. 

TIP: The center is kinda cold, I suggest to bring a JACKET. 

First stop is at the OPEN AREA, they check your vision and eye pressure using from one machine to the other. Then  next at the DARK ROOM, different machines were used  to test your vision. I can’t explain specifically each machine but you’ll be hopping from one machine to the other in a jiffy. 

Then you wait again, The 3rd test, is about reading from afar by covering one eye – During my time it was about finding the open part of a circle. The Circle starts as BIG then becomes small. Then you do the test all over again this time with grade. Then they also check for any color blindness

After that, every 5 minutes for 3 times my eyes were given dilating drops. It made my eyes blurry and sensitive to light, Thank goodness I brought shades. So I have to wait for an hour for my results.

TIP: They have a nearby Starbucks and Jollibee. 

After an hour, I talked to Doctor and he said I PASSED. Yay! I was a bit worried because my dad did not passed  his  lasik screen test abroad and we have almost the same grade but his is a bit higher. Mine is 2.5 something and his is 3. something, I think. I’ll be sharing my actual results maybe on my next post. 

So SHINAGAWA, had an ongoing promo for October 68k instead of 140K which is the original price. This promo entitles to BDO CREDIT CARD HOLDERS, 12 Months to pay and 0% INTEREST. 

Wish me all the best on my upcoming procedure, I know I am in good hands and I will be blogging about it after 🙂 

Stay tune for their upcoming possible promos and they don’t only specialize in lasik but also dentistry and other aesthetics as well. LIKE them on facebook https://www.facebook.com/ShinagawaLasikCenter/ and FOLLOW them on instagram @SHINAGAWACLINIC

You can inquire at http://shinagawa.ph/contact-us/

They have 2 locations, one in MAKATI (main)  and the other one in ORTIGAS (This area is more convenient for me and in terms of going there, I was able to book by grab car)

Makati Branch
info@shinagawa.ph
(+632) 491 0000 | (+63) 917 572 4684
Mezzanine, Tower 2, The Enterprise Center, 6766 Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Ortigas Branch
info@shinagawa-ortigas.ph
(+632) 368 5240 | (+63) 917 828 1955
21st Floor, Hanston Square Bldg.,#17 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605 Philippines                        You may contact Rhonnie,  at 0917 713 5320 (Mention my name / blog) 

To my readers, a little favor if they ask how you got to know about the lasik procedure kindly mention my blog and feel free to share this post 🙂 

MARY KAY PHILIPPINES

Mary Kay had thought me on how to improve my skin routine. Not only that they produce quality beauty products, they also give you wisdom and know where you can improve on your skin routine. Then you don’t have to go overboard with bold products. They are more of creating a subtle and everyday natural look. 

We’ve heard about MARY  KAY PRODUCTS but did you know they do house visits to conduct beauty consultations  facials and free make up session.  You get to personally try all the products plus an extra charge if you want a way more extensive facial. 

So here is a brief of what I’ve learned from MARY KAY.  They turned themselves into a business venture for women to learn about beauty, create a community and promote wellness. You can be a member, they conduct seminars and workshops. You can start with an amount of P1500 –  an entire start up kit with basic tools and samples already plus you get a stylish bag as well. 

So here are the products that I’ve tried, personally its really GOOD and very light on the skin. Then the numbering is according to which you start first and categorize them according to areas. 

HANDS: (prep wash hands)

  1. EXFOLIATE – SATIN HANDS Shea butter scrub 
  2. SATIN HANDS NOURISHING CREAM and PROTECTOR SOFTENER

FACE (prep washing of face)

for TEENS (mostly advised for teens but people aged 20+ can try and use it) 

  1. BOTANICAL EFFECTS Cleansing gel – I’ve been using this for a few months with the exfoliating electrical brush, it’s refreshing and I love the citrus scent of it. 
  2. BOTANICAL EFFECTS Moisturizing gel 

for ADULTS

  1. TIME WISE 3 – IN – CLEANSER
  2. TIME WISE AGE FIGHTING MOISTURIZER

Basically just these 2, no toner and then you proceed to make up.

CC Cream and Foundation

03. Use of CC Cream first, it’s a tinted moisturizer and prevents sweat plus with SPF

04. Since I have oily skin its highly recommended you go for MATTE FOUNDATION (TIME WISE). Their foundation is their best selling product and it’s true It doesn’t wear off easily, still intact and even though I’ve sweat the entire day, my skin becomes luminous and gets whiter (in a good way).  

05. Tap it off with loose powder. So here is the AFTER look. 

Basically this is an ALL NATURAL MAKE UP LOOK, then also you can add a shade of lippie. You can check their catalog of moisturize and matte lippies.

Also to add some pop of colors to the eyes and make them fuller they have mascara and an eyeshadow palette. I noticed their eyeshadow palette are more of pink shades. This is like for the everyday look that would make you look fresh even after sweating a lot. The more you sweat, the more glowing you are which I proved it. BTW They also have skin line for men if you may asked because compared to others they cater specifically for MEN. 

SO HERE IS A BEFORE AND AFTER 🙂 

BEFORE (This is after application of all products)

AFTER

You may contact AIMEE  (09199 395 0913),  RUBI (0945 346 0244) and JACQUI (0933 860 9450)