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) 

 

 

FREE! Pampering at Nailaholics #NationalPamperingDay2

In line of last year’s national pampering day, Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa conducts its second #NationalPampering Day 2. It is a nationwide celebration for a FREE MANICURE, FOOTSPA or FOOT MASSAGE on October 17 from 10 AM to 1 PM, from last year’s 10 AM to 12NN. In partnership with O.P.I. Nail lacquer and in support to WORLD VISION, THE PHILIPPINE ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY (PAWS) and SAVE PHILIPPINE SEAS.  

So if I were guys head over to any NAILAHOLICS branch and get your well deserve treat from all the hard work you did for this month! 

Visit www.nailaholics.com to check their services and locate the branches near you. Follow them on instagram @_nailaholics, Like their facebook page NAILAHOLICS NAIL SALON AND SPA and twitter @_nailaholics 

Social Commerce comes to Southeast Asia with the launch of iamClaire. in the Philippines

With a mission of empowering positive transformations amongst female millennials, ALTUS Capital Digital launches iamClaire in the country – a fully-integrated community, media, and online buying platform that synergizes all three elements in new, meaningful ways.

Female millennials can consume tips and lifehacks from videos on beauty to articles on lifestyle and product reviews. Then there is a simple, fun way to buy them that is tied to the content and the community elements. iamClaire. users can also create accounts, post content, connect with other iamClaire. members, and essentially create their own online buying experience.     

“iamClaire. is about joining a community, a sisterhood that stands for positive transformation, about becoming a better you,” explains Liam Mendoza, vice president and chief operating officer, ALTUS Digital Capital.  

Randy McGraw, Bea Binene and Liam Mendoza

“We believe that launching iamClaire. in the Philippines represents the perfect opportunity to address the needs of both female millennial consumers and the brands in the beauty, health & wellness, and overall lifestyle sectors.  The shopping experience should be new— more social, more fun, more informed, and much less intrusive than what e-commerce presents them today,” says Randy McGraw, managing director and co-founder, ALTUS Digital Capital.

imClaire. is the first product ALTUS Digital Capital has unveiled to the market.

 

 

MIYU: Achieve the 3Bs (Bright, Bubbly and Beautiful)

For almost a month now I have been using MIYU 3 in 1 Whitening: CLEANSING, TONER AND MOISTURIZER.

It comes in a  very cute pastel pink and green packaging. Miyu is a known Korean skin care line who came to the Philippines and created 3 products for the Pinay Skin. Got to hand it to you I am a fan of Korean beauty products. With that kind of admiration Philippines have with Korean aesthetics, it’s no question why Manila was a good target. 

MIYU conducted a study and formulated products based upon the Pinay skin. According to research, It has been said Pinays mostly use 3 skincare products: cleanser, toner and moisturizer. 

MIYU, Manufactured by COSMECCA KOREA CO. Ltd and distributed by AMWAY PHILIPPINES has created 3 products for the Pinay lifestyle. It is made from BUCKWHEAT,  CHAGA MUSHROOM (Chaga glycoprotein) and HYALURONIC ACID. Buckwheat is responsible for the BRIGHTENING and decreases sebum to prevent acne. CHAGA MUSHROOM is for the PORE TIGHTENING and ofcourse HYALURONIC ACID is for MOISTURE. 

The MIYU WHITENING CLEANSER is called “FREE ME UP” : Cleansing, Moisturizing and Whitening. It has this “citrus” scent and it is gentle on the skin. If you guys ask it is good for all skin types. Available in 100 ML.

The MIYU TONER is called “PORE ME DOWN” (such cute names),  for TONING (removes dead skin cells, Pore Minimizing and Tightening & Whitening. Sometimes I just dab it directly on my face and just a few drops it covers the entire face.The products are good to cover till 4-5 months based upon my estimation on how I used it.   

My favorite, the MIYU “EASY PEASY BABY” For Moisturizing, Protecting SPF 30 PA+++ and WHITENING. According to research, Pinays are not into sunblock, how ironic considering how hot it is here in manila and the beaming heat too.  So Miyu was so smart to create a MOISTURIZER and SUNBLOCK together. I personally bring this when I am on the go with no make up. 

For P1947 you’ll be able to get the entire set. You can purchase it individually also. You can order and purchase it at www.amway.com.ph 

INSTAGRAM: @amwayph_official

BEFORE
AFTER

 

Get WHIPPED Sugar Waxing and Scrubbing for FREE!

Hey guys! I have a treat for you all! What IF I told you that you get  waxing and scrubbing services for FREE. You heard it right girls, FREE. This is a special offer brought to you by WHIPPED WAXING AND SCRUBBING SALON! @

Here is the catch ofcourse! It runs from September 15-October 15 running for a month on selected branches 

Participating Branches:

  1. Whipped SM Cherry Mall (at SHAW) link here for directions https://goo.gl/maps/tV1d3o8jRm22
  2. Whipped Avida Southpark (at Alabang) link here for directions https://goo.gl/maps/Ev9udoWqRRs
Here are the FREE OFFERS:
  1. Free 2 Services per visit
  2. Unlimited number of visits
Mechanics: (Here is what you have to do)
  1. Fill out form in-store
    • Free service can only be availed if client comes to store in person and fills out the form.
    • No reservations.
  2. Any 2 services per visit (not including packages)
  3. First come first served basis

WHIPPED SUGAR WAXING AND SCRUBBING SALON, specializes in using natural ingredients that would definitely make skin smoother and brighter after waxing and scrubbing 🙂 

IMG_2586  (CLICK THE LINK – Sugar Waxing)

If you haven’t heard of WHIPPED and you wan’t to know what they offer here are my previous blog posts that could help you out 🙂

http://www.krishgeek.com/whipped-salon-ph-benefits-of-waxing-and-scrubbing/

http://www.krishgeek.com/whipped-sugar-waxing-and-scrub-salon-sugar-waxing-and-eyebrow/

http://www.krishgeek.com/whipped-sugar-waxing-salon-scrubbing-sweet-experience-soft-supple-skin/

http://www.krishgeek.com/tag/daretogetwhipped/

You can visit their branches nearby you:

  • 3rd Floor  Ayala Fairview Terraces
  • Avida Southpark, Alabang
  • 2nd floor, Eight Forbes Town Center BGC.

Follow them on instagram: @whippedsalonph and facebook: Facebook: facebook.com/WhippedSalon

#YummerWithWhipped #WhippedItOut #StrippedWithWhipped #SmootherWithWhipped #WhippedATC #WhippedAFT #WhippedETC #DareToGetWhipped #GetWhippedNow #WhippedMNL #OnlyAtWhipped

Get Instant White Teeth at The Smile Bar PH

When I got into my 20s I realized how important it was to take care of my teeth. Before back in college I would fall asleep while studying and sometimes forgetting to brush my teeth. Sounds gross but that’s reality I am not the only one who does it but I do brush my teeth in the morning definitely FYI. I gained cavities (How sad) but then I had my dental fillings in order for my cavities not to get worst. Then I have committed myself to MOUTH CARE ever since. I tried all the whitening toothpaste, mouthwash and gels you can buy in the market, it just prevents it from becoming darker (yellow) and you’ll see the result but it takes time.

Having a set of pearly whites really boost confidence, you know what I mean? 

Finally Hong Kong’s Smile Bar is here in the Philippines! Now here is my personal experience trying out their TRIPLE WHITENING service.

Here is a link of the FAQS about THE SMILE BAR (This is my previous blogpost if you want a backstory, proper introduction, services, price list and common inquiries)  http://www.krishgeek.com/smile-bar-now-here-in-the-philippines/

  1. They make you fill out a form just basic and health – related questions. You get to meet your SMILE TENDER who will explain and perform the procedure. My smile tender was Ate Milky! The customer will be the one choosing their preferred service. 
  • Single Whitening (1 x 20 minutes at PHP2,999) 
  • Double Whitening (2 x 20 minutes, PHP4,999),
  • Triple Whitening (3 x 20 minutes at PHP6,499)
  • Year Whitening (12 x 20 minutes at PHP24,999)

It may be a bit pricey but its worth it, when it comes to the treatments. 

“The problem with home whitening kits is that they are never a sure thing. Some are cheap, some are expensive. Some claim to be natural, while others come with toxicity warnings. You can never tell where you stand with these at-home trays and LED lights” – SMILE BAR

Before treatment

PRE – TEETH ASSESSMENT is done, so you will know what shade or how yellow your teeth is. Mine is in the MIDDLE of it all SHADE 20 (They determine the shade by following after the 2 front teeth) . When it comes to the results, your teeth will naturally whiten by 2- 9 shades. Results may last up to 6 months depending on your lifestyle. 

02. Preparation before treatment:

  • Mouthwash first, using BRILLANT SMILE WHITENING EVO MOUTH RINSE 
  • Brushing of teeth using BRILLANT SMILE WHITENINGBOOST TOOTHPASTE and ofcourse a special toothbrush imported from Sweden – which you can bring home after.

03. Start of the  Whitening treatment, My treatment is the TRIPLE WHITENING. They made me sit in the EGG CHAIR or POD (You can adjust the seat till you feel comfortable) and they asked if I wanted headphones and an iPad. The headphones are the brand, BOSE, so definitely high definition surround sound and in the iPad they have the Safari and Spotify applications while you’re at it. 

  • First, the use of the DENTAL CLEANSER with the use of your pointer finger they will place the dental cleanser (It’s like a glove for your finger) and then you apply on the top coat of your teeth. – HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE but it’s SANITARY 
  • The Smile tender will prepare the mouth piece and application of the WHITENING GEL
  • Whitening gel
  • The WHITENING GEL will be activated by the LED plasma light (FREE OF UV and prevents Cancer)
  • Since it’s TRIPLE WHITENING, it means 3 sessions (20 minutes each) and then every session is about to end the LED will make a sound saying that’s it’s done. The light will turn off then you head back to the washroom where you have to rinse and with the use of your toothbrush to brush of the excess gel. 
  • During the session, it is NORMAL at first that you may feel a little TINGLE and you can swallow your saliva. 
  • After 1 session (SINGLE)

    After 2nd session (DOUBLE)

04. When it’s all done, after the last rinse you head over back to the teeth assessment area and check how many shades your teeth have become. So mine after 3 sessions, 8 shades lighter. 

*Click photo*

As part of your aftercare, they have recommendations for the next 72 hours after treatment:

  • Avoid strongly colored drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine, soda
  • Avoid food that cause stains such as chocolate, and those with food coloring
  • Avoid acidic food such as tomatoes, vinegar, soy, citrus, and chili sauce as these cause tooth hypersensitivity
  • Avoid smoking
  • Do a fluoride rinse twice a day to rebuild enamel and fill any microscopic cavities

05. If you get the NANO SEAL TOTAL additional PHP 1299. They are gonna apply in on the teeth and leave in on for 1-2 minutes and you are all good. The purpose of the nano seal it allows to keep your usual lifestyle without any impact. So right after you don’t have to worry about avoiding the following food indicated at #4, YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK WHATEVER. It’s may be pricey but the perks that come with it. 

Then Application of VITAMIN SWAB, for the gums. They’ll give you 2 sticks, one you can use after and one before going to bed when you get home. If sensitivity occurs from the first swab don’t apply the second before bed. It looks like a qtip or cotton buds then you break the seal with a mark, the fluid will go to the other end of the bud and apply in on your gums above and below your teeth – NOT the gums under (heading to the tonsils)

It is advised to DRINK WATER after. 

PRODUCTS in order to maintain your pearly whites (OPTIONAL but recommended) 

BRILLANT SMILE:WHITENING EVO

  • MOUTH RINSE (250 ML) PHP 999.00
  • TOOTHPASTE (65 ML) PHP 849.00
  • TOOTHPASTE (20 ML) PHP 649.00
  • GIFT BAG 3 PRODUCTS PHP 1999.00 

For products: http://www.the-smile-bar.ph/products

How do I book an appointment?

You may book your appointment online by visiting http://www.the-smile-bar.ph/book

Visit their main site  http://www.the-smile-bar.ph

You may also contact us by phone through these numbers: (0917) 148 5659 or (02) 541 2853

They accept walk-ins should there be any available slots. The treatment salon can be found at: 2nd Floor, Cluster 2, Uptown Parade, BGC, Taguig City (Above DENNY’S DINER) 

Social Media Pages: 

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Great Beauty Finds at the Korean Product Festival

Early August, at the SMX SM AURA was a 3- day celebration of the Korean Product Festival. I’m not K-drama obsess but I am definitely a fan of Korean Beauty Products. Have you seen the skin of the Koreans? So here is a list of products I found interesting during the Festival. 

  1. Air Volume Tox – SY MEDIPHARM

 

It is a peptide fusion hydro rejuvenation and Brightening Instant-Lift-PS300 and Glutathione. It’s a spray  with Hyaluronic Botox. So it’s botox delivered via airbrush. It is effective in reducing wrinkles, whitening and lifts skin. It comes with a 6mlx21 vial ampules.- Good for 2 months, 1 vial 3-4 months)

Direction: After cleansing, spray over entire face and neck and about 5-10 cm away from the skin. Better results 1-2 times a day (morning and night)

Contact: WAN SUP PARK 640-1785/ 0917-897-9635 swffurnizone@gmail.com / wspark3575@hotmail.com AND WON NAM email: mirsoft@naver.com / www.symedipharm.com

2. MOISTIE TOK / MOISTIE CELL – PURACELL KOREA

It’s like a big syringe (no needle) and squirts this gel, which is the botox. As you apply it on the skin you may feel prickly and stingy feeling for a few minutes – that’s how it works.It would cost like around P1-2 k and it comes in different varieties.

Contact: puracell1@naver.com / Purecell1.com

3. CINDELTOX WHITE CREAM

This product is famous in Singapore, It’s an Intensive Whitening and repair white cream glutathione with peptide. Contains Glutathione + Thioctic acid + Vitamin C

Direction: After applying lotion, dap an appropriate amount to the forehead, cheeks and jaw, dark part of the body and softly apply, massaging from the inside of the face towards an outward direction. Twice a day morning and evening 🙂

Contact: WAN SUP PARK 640-1785/ 0917-897-9635 swffurnizone@gmail.com / wspark3575@hotmail.com AND WON NAM email: mirsoft@naver.com / www.symedipharm.com

4. ATO 99 CYPRESS CREAM

It’s generally a moisturizer that prevents pimples and other blemishes. Gladly I got it on a special discount price of P250 or P300.

5. PLATINUM SHINE COMPLEXION CARE CC CREAM with SPF 50+ PA +++

6. LOTS OF FACE MASK!!!!

From collagen to snail extracts they have a lot of variety

Well some of these brands are not yet available in the Philippines, you can head over to www.kmall.com.ph and www.korbeauty.kr for an all korean beauty hall available here in Manila 🙂