MYA, Hallyu Secret launch PH office; recognizes K-Beauty Olympics winners

San Juan City, Philippines – Mi-Yong Alliance (MYA), the country’s pioneer Korean Beauty Academy recently held the grand opening of its new office in Greenhills, San Juan City. Since 2016, MYA consistently introduces Korean skin care courses to Filipino clients, embarking a new milestone in beauty and cosmetics industry.

With their skin care innovations, start-up entrepreneurs and established beauty clinic owners enroll to MYA, who are planning to add the unique techniques and standards to their list of services. Surprisingly, in just short span of time, MYA already built a reputation within the industry, acquiring students from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Certainly, Korean skin care has found its new home in Greenhills.

Mi-Yong Alliance, Korea Chairman, Mr. Raphael Jang welcomed the guests and media with his inspiring speech, sharing the journey of MYA along with its Korean skin care clinic, Hallyu Secret Aesthetics. According to him, the past two years have been tough and challenging however, they managed to stay firm with their passion and dedication.

This all started with our hope to share quality skills and the latest trends to Filipinos. Our journey for the last 2 years was not easy. Kris and I would always fight about many things, there were a lot of times that we wanted to stop working and give-up. But as we make classes, batch after batch, there is a growing obligation and responsibility to our clients whom we consider our children in the industry. We could not stop aiming the best for them that why we keep giving opportunities to people grow with us as well. Some examples are our instructor course programs and K-Beauty Olympics. We know that this kind of programs will totally change their future,” Chairman Jang pronounced.

Kris Candyd Sibal

Philippine CEO Kris Candyd Sibal introduces Hallyu Secret Aesthetics treatments, which finely cater wide range of solutions for every customer. Some of their advanced skin care services like BB Glow and XY Blush, Gold Therapy and Secret Semi-permanent mascara were discussed during the program.

Raphael Jang

MYA has successfully made a reputation as the Korean beauty academy who consistently bring “first in the Philippines” beauty treatments. This is made true by the Korean style permanent make-up, BB Glow and Semi-Permanent Mascara which are widely available to many salons, clinics and skin care center today. Hallyu Secret’s system was adopted from a famous beauty center in Gangnam, Seoul named Pretty Face Clinic where in Chairman Jang is also one of the directors of the said clinic,” PCEO Sibal shared.

Well-known for permanent make-up (PMU) techniques, MYA’s head instructor Ms. LK Park enlightened guests and media about their various services.

LK PARK

I am LK Park, I am here now in Philippines with a mission to spread quality skills among the Filipino PMU specialists. There are a lot of wrong cases in Philippines, a lot of clients go to us for correction of their brows. This is what our academy is famous for after all. PMU has evolved through time, today it doesn’t only focus on the brows, eyeline and lips, it became a procedure now for those who have scars, bald scalp, and those with dark areolas. It became a solution to cover-up the insecurities of people. Here at Hallyu Secret all these kinds of PMU services are available. From making your brows on fleek up to coveing the baldness of your head,” she stated.

MYA Instructors

At the latter part of the event, MYA awarded plaques to their hardworking certified instructors, who greatly contributed to the growing influence of the institution.

  • Karen Alberto of Korean Beauty Institute
  • Erin Grace Aguidan of Elite Beauty Academy
  • Joan Uy-Dacio of HD Brows
  • Rowena Dela Cruz of R Brows
  • Myla Angela Nidea of M Seoul Aesthetics
  • Argentine Roldan of Argentine Roldan Training Center
  • Diana Sinag of Dynes Wellness
  • Ruthly Tan of Elora Academy

Lastly, MYA gave recognitions to all Filipino participants, judges and winners of the recently concluded K-Beauty Olympics held last September 16, 2018 in Thailand.

MICROBLADING CATEGORY

1st Place

Kimberly Anne Rosales Lim

Rochelle Zamora

2nd Place

Liezl Resco Reyes

Irish Zolina Satura

Delight Leuterio

Iris Diaz

Myla Cocon

Miriam Hall

Eroll Villamor

3rd Place

Mary Grace Trangia Aroy

Chrisbi Orbase Manansala

Donna Carlos

Carmen Gennah Roman

Vanerie Meneses

Yszobel Esguerra

Maria Monica Semana

Sheryl Grace Herrera

 

MACHINE EYEBROWS CATEGORY

3rd Place

Canniedy Penilla – Bulacan

 

SKIN CARE CATEGORY

2nd Place

Marilou Rogado

Maria Veronica Zuño

3rd Place

Melody Fujii

 

EYELASH EXTENSIONS

2nd Place

Crescelda Alcazar

MAKE-UP CATEGORY

1st Place

Sarah Kaye Michelle Agustin

Custom Brows by BrowHaus

What comes oddly satisfying is a clean set and on fleek eyebrows. The saying goes “kilay is life”.

I always had bushy and thick eyebrows growing up and threading has become a forever regular routine. I always get mine regularly clean every 2 weeks. If it goes bushy they have to shape it. That’s how important it is for me to get my eyebrows groom all the time.

Setting foot at BrowHaus, is also an experience. I never experienced threading ever that painful and you’re sitting comfortably – very laidback. The browarchitects especially have really light hands “magaan ang kamay”.  At browhaus, they call it “brow construction” with basic brow shaping. For the classic P698 and modern tweezing P698. You get what you pay for. Yes it is pricey compared to others because of the state of the art equipment they use and they are all about function and style. 

 Besides threading they offer LASH AND BROW CARE, COSMETICS (You should try their HD lengthening mascara P998, precision eyeliner in black P798 & brown P750, brow definer P900 and oil base erase makeup remover p900)  and other services like EYE DEINE & LIP DEFINE.

But then there is more you could do to your brows, if you feel that your brows deserve more why not try “BROW RESURRECTION”. It is a natural semi-permanent eyebrow enhancement solution. Bringing your lifeless brows to life!

Brow Resurrection creates realistic hair strands from root to tip to give you perfect brows! Unique only to Browhaus, this treatment uses an advance embroidery technique to create natural-looking strokes, resulting in a finer finish compared to other semi-permanent brow treatments that simply weave in parallel hair strands.

It comes in CLASSIC, FULL AND OMBRE.

CLASSIC (P42, 800) realistic and long lasting strands giving it a bold and refined look. It has a downtime of approximately 7 days. Touch up until 12 months (P7500)

FULL (P72,000) Life like feathery strokes for a full look. It has a downtime of approximately 7 days. Touch ups until 18 months (P9800).

OMBRE (P80, 000) is a combination of the 2 with more of a gradient base and I’ve seen it myself it’s like you have highlights. Same downtime of approximately 7 days. Touch ups until 18 months (P9800).

These 3 all have after care treatment called AFTER CARE CAMERA KIT.

Here are commonly asked questions:

How painless is BR?

We go that extra mile to ensure a comfortable experience from start to finish. To minimise discomfort, the therapist will apply a superior numbing cream to the treatment area. Nine out of 10 customers feedback that they don’t experience any discomfort and for those who do, the discomfort is #NoBigDeal and likened to eyebrow tweezing.

How long is the treatment duration?

The entire procedure takes 90 minutes for Brow Resurrection Classic, Soft and Full and 120 minutes for Brow Resurrection Ombre to complete, consisting of consultation and the treatment itself.

Are there any after effects?

After treatment effects varies with every individual. Post-treatment, there might be slight swelling and tenderness on the treated area. Don’t immediately freak out if you think the colour of your brows are too dark after the treatment – the colour is meant to fade over the next 6 to 10 days, leaving you with the desired shade that you initially agreed on with your therapist.

 

BRANCHES IN MANILA :

2F Serendra Bonifacio High St. Bonifacio Global City Taguig
Store Hours:
Sun-Thurs: 11AM to 9PM
Fri-Sat: 11AM to 10PM
T: +632 9010597
M: +63 917 5771352

4F Greenbelt 5 Phase 2 Legaspi Street, Ayala Center Makati
Store Hours:
Sun-Thurs: 11AM to 9PM
Fri-Sat: 11AM to 10PM
T: + 632 5013998

Browhaus Lucky Chinatown
Fs 417& 418 Lucky Chinatown,
Reina Regente St. cor Dela Reina St.,
Binondo, Manila
0917-871-1748
254-2716
Operating Hours : 
Sunday to Saturday
10am to 10pm

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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