Hair Care Routine 

 I’ve had my hair dyed.. AGAIN!  

Permanent Full head color plus highlights in 1 day.  

All colorants especially bleaching can damage hair.  Whether you do it twice a year or once . Its still  damaging especially when you have a fine strand. 

Remember : cuticle protects our hair. Once lifted,  the hair becomes susceptible to damage.. damage from sun,  heat, chlorine,  salt water et.al. 

Although I  do keratin treatment twice a month  I still do my everyday hair care routine. It may seem too much but hey, our hair is our crown and we have to  wear it proud and care for it as much as we do for our skin. 
Here are my current hair  care products: 

L’Oréal Anti- Freeze Shampoo – I’ve been using this shampoo for the past couple of months. I Love this product because its not itchy on the scalp,  doesn’t leave any residue and really does the job well (especially on the anti freeze part) 

PANTENE 3 minute miracle conditioner – personally,  I prefer not to put conditioner on my scalp  so I always apply it an inch below,  simply because I dont want my hair to look flat and oily. So  I wait 3 minutes  before rinsing giving it  ample   time to penetrate,  condition and repair. 

Cream Silk Stand Out Leave On Cream – this is a light weight,  non-greasy formula. Nourishes hair strands with its active hair reborn ingredient. I apply it when my hair is almost about to dry. (So after taking a bath,  I do my face while air drying my hair  then apply it ) 

J Thomas Solutions –  No  Tangle Hair Mist  – when we bleach our hair,  it tends to get a little sticky when wet making it impossible to comb without getting all tangle up. So this my savior.    10MINUTES after I apply the creamsilk leave-on cream,  I spray this all over my hair.  ( about 8 sprays )  from roots to end.  

Then I comb my hair!  Tangle free 🙂

Note :  wet hair is easier to break that is why we must wait for it to be completely dry or atleast 70% dry before combing.
the last product is to protect my hair when I want to iron or   blowdry. 

Monea Salon professional Series – I keep a smaller size of this in my bag. always!  It is a hair revitalizing spray, hair defense against chemically treated hair Either rebonded or permed,  also ideal for frequently blow- dried hair.  It has a conditioning Property that aid in heat and chemical protection by reducing the loss of  natural moisture,  thus protecting hair against damage. 
 
I hope you find this post  helpful. I bought all these from the Philippines. I dont know if these  are available in your country 🙂 I know there are much better product out there so please leave a comment and share your thoughts .

 Xoxo 

Till next… 

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FRUGAL friday 

Rockin’ this look that I wore for my friend’s  birthday. I’m wearing this  off shoulder top which I got from greenhills shopping mall for only php150. 

Pruducts Used for this make up look are so cheap you can get then anywhere online,  pigmentation of eyeshadow palette   is not bad. Slightly muted but its still  wearable and workable 😉 

  1. Garnier 5sec blur – php200 
  2. Klean color foundation- php 199
  3. Lebalge eyebrow pencil – php 100
  4. Essence all about matt – php 250 
  5. Majolica Majorica cheek and lip tint- php 300  
  6. Loreal double wear mascara – php 300
  7. Loreal infallible cream shadow (liquid diamond) – php 120 
  8. Replica of MAKEUP forever  -php 150 

All items are bought online. Ebay and shopee. 

Lately I have been doing my brows first, then eyeshadow then the rest of my face. I noticed a big difference,  I feel like it gives a much  polished look. Maybe its just me,  maybe.   

So like I’ve said,  since the eyeshadow is very muted,  I had to wet  my brush  to get the color out.  Adding loreal cream shadow is optional but i wanted to give it a little shimmer so I did. 😉

For my lips,  I just went with a tiny coat of the Majolica Majorica lip and  cheek tint. 
So If you are looking for a cheap, alternative product ,  these are wroth trying especially the setting powder by Essences ,  I simply cant get enough of this.    
 

Top 3 picks for HOODED EYES

Hooded eye,  Asian eye,  Monolid its all the same, same issue, same struggle…bigger space or gap between eye and eyebrow thus making our eye look smaller  and sometimes droopy.  
No defined crease therefore making it very hard to put the dimension or finding the perfect socket,  Admittedly it  was a sturggle for me to find mine, a lot of trials and error  and not to mention OMG moments. 

so for those who are starting out with makeup, here are my  top 3 tips for you 

  1. Go for matte  –  because matte shadows tend to absorb light and it will give you that “POP” you want  to bring your eyes out more rather than shimmery shadows that will attract light and bring your eyes down  even smaller. the shimmery ones  will overpower your eye shape. 
  2. Find the right size of blending brush  –  there are a lot of blending brush being marketed today but don’t get confused.the key is to find the right size that fits your Crease, socket and lower lids.  every woman must atleast have 3 different size of blending bursh . (bigger bursh for lightest shade ,  medium brush for second to the darkest color or transition shade,  smallest one for defining ) 
  3. waterproof mascara –  because it will hold your curl LONGER than the non waterproof ones. 2 coats will make a big difference because it will open up your eyes. If you are not into wearing falsies ( like me) then water proof mascara will be your best friend.  

      I hope you find this helpful. 💋

      xoxo 



      MY MASCARA REVIEW 

      ​Are you looking for a drugstore mascara that won’t smudge or   flake? 

      Something that holds up  curl and last all day? 

      My top pick is the L’oréal Extended wear waterproof  (  double extension in purple tube) . 

      It comes with a primer that helps the mascara last all day without flaking or smudging .  It made my lashes look longer, and thicker and no clumps at all. 

      This  is on sale  at  Robinsons Mall,  i got this for only php250. Until supply lasts.

      The sales lady said they’ll be coming up with a new one.. and i think its the SUPERSTAR mascara and Cant wait to try it out.

      Next pick is the Maybelline Falsies. this one gave  VOLUME,  super black lashes but not enough length.

      It had a little clumps at first especially when when you use it for the first time but it goes away overtime.
      The last One That I PERSONALLY  do not like is the Maybelline hypercurl. 

      IT DOES NOTHING. Total waste of money and I do not recommend buying it.

      TIP :  waterproof mascara holds up curl longer than the washable ones,  higly recommended for asian lashes

      OOTD – June 12

      OOTD  –

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      ROBINSONS MAGNOLIA Sale!!!
      top – plains and prints (php300) 
      http://www.plainsandprints.com/
      purple sale get 50% off

      pants – folded and hung (php 500)
      http://www.foldedandhung.com
      get 15% off on all items

      shoes – payless : comfort plus  (php 495)
      http://www.payless.ph
      current promo : get 50% off on 2nd pair. Mine was the 2nd pair.

      HAIR
      Mary pauline Salon Kalentong branch

      MAKEUP
      maybelline Dream mousse
      rimmel stay matte powder
      faceshop brow pencil
      Loreal mascara
      Revlon Colorburst

      BLESSED SUNDAY 🙂

      What’s in my makeup travel kit?

      So today is Mother’s day.
      MAY 8,2016.    I want to greet all the supermoms out there for doing a great job. We all deserve this special day.

      As for me,  i’ll be checking in at Nobu hotel  just an overnight thing to spend time with my family and for the kids to play as well.

      Last night,  it took me 10 minutes to pack my stuff such as clothes,  charger, meds,  vitamins and stuff.
      And 30minutes deciding on which makeup to bring since i have a lot to choose from. But ofcourse I ended up packing my essentials for   no make up look .

      So here are my top pick : 
      1. Cetaphil moisturizer (  the silver pot )
      – always moisturize your face  especially if yor skin is dry. 
      2. Maybelline baby skin pore eraser
      3. Maybelline fit me foundation (shade 115) 
      – great formulation. I have combination skin ( oily on tzone ,  dry patches around the nose)
      -does not cake up on me
      -blends easy
      -light coverage 
      -the only downside,  it picked up 1 shade lighter than my usual shade.
      4. maybelline fit me concealer (light)
      5. rimmel stay matte primer  ( i use this after foundation to keep my skin matte all day)
      6. rimmel stay matte powder (translucent)  
      7.covergirl trio blush
      Not so pigmented but i like the  natural color it gives
      8. eyelash curler
      9. Loreal  mascara  double extension curl  (my holy grail) 
      – no smudge, holds up curl, lengthening,  volumizing
      – waterproof
      – comes with a primer.
      10. Faceshop eyebrow pencil ( light brown)
      12. Elf eyebrow gel / mascara
      13. Real techniques core collection.

      WHAT IS IN  YOUR  MAKE UP TRAVEL KIT? care to share?? 

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