Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review: Aloe Derma Shampoo, Conditioner & Tonic

While I was struggling with hair fall and frizzy hair, my boyfriend had his own hair problems. You see, my boyfriend has been plagued by severe dry scalp and dandruff for the longest time. What's worse is that he refuses to try every single product I recommend to him.. this went on for years! Just imagine how frustrated I was during those times - I'm a beauty blogger but my own boyfriend wouldn't trust my hair product recommendation!

Anyway, just recently, he finally decided to get a "semi-kalbo" haircut to be able to treat his scalp better. Yes, we fondly go by "redhead and baldy" now. HAHA. That was my go signal. I forced him to try the Aloe Derma Hair Care Kit I got from the Watsons Wonders Beauty Box last month.
Product Description:

Aloe Derma. The primary protein of hair called Keratin is similar to the chemical make up of Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is rich is Amino Acids, which deep cleanses your hair for a healthier, thicker, and glossier appearance. Use all three products in conjunction for best results.

Gift Ideas: For Your Girlfriend

Just the other day I was in a cab and I heard this news about the worst dates to go out shopping. Apparently, malls will be jampacked with holiday shoppers this coming Friday and Sunday because of the bonuses to be released this week. If you're planning to go out on those dates, prepare for heavy traffic. Same goes for the weekend right before Christmas because of all the last minute shoppers. Some malls already announced their new operating hours to accommodate shoppers for the holiday season.

There's always heavy traffic in Manila during certain hours.. now they're telling us it would be A LOT worse? Sheesh. But instead of getting annoyed, that news segment on the radio actually gave me a great idea for a blog post - it's not actually new/original but it's still a great idea, nonetheless.
I decided to make a series of gift ideas for the different people in our lives. I know how difficult and pressuring it is to walk around the mall for hours without a clear idea of what to get for your family/friends or even your special someone. I know this because my boyfriend would always tell me how hard it is to find me a decent gift.. so to help guys out there who are having the same dilemma, here's a brief list of gift ideas depending on your girl's personality. I hope this helps! <3

Monday, November 24, 2014

How To: Start A Makeup Kit For Work + Giveaway!

I have been to a lot of job interviews lately and I still can't seem to find one that is truly worth my time and effort. It's tiring, yes, but one thing I find interesting is how my usual makeup kit has changed to accommodate this new chapter of my life. I can't believe how fast time flies. I keep on planning things and somehow, they don't pan out as I wish they would. Oh life, how you surprise me still. HAHA.
 Granted that I technically don't have a job yet, I decided to share with you what's inside my updated makeup kit that is perfect for the corporate world. Included below are the products I think are essential for this part of my life. I hope that by going through what's listed below you get to find something that would fit you and your current routine. :)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Review: Moist Diane Oil Shampoo & Treatment

Remember the Watsons Wonders Beauty Box I shared with you a just last month? If not, you can check it out HERE. After that post, I almost automatically placed all the contents of that box in one of my beauty stashes since I still had products I was currently trying and I don't want to mix up results. Anyway, during our Hong Kong trip last month, I saw the other Moist Diane variant in one of the boutiques in the HK International Airport which reminded me that I have that at home and that I should give it a try soon. However, I got very preoccupied since we came back so it kinda slipped me.

Good thing I saw Xiaxue post a photo of her endorsing Moist Diane on her Instagram account which totally convinced me to dig these out of my stash and start using them. Perfect timing, too, since I just emptied my favorite Biolage Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner that time.
Product Description:

Moist & Shine. Using Ion Complex Technology, it helps repair the hair from the core. Cuticles on the damaged hair are suppressed from lifting up to achieve silky, smooth, healthy-looking hair. Specially formulated for ling damaged hair as it repairs the hair from within, promoting soft and silky hair. It contains Apple Stem Cells to prolong hair's natural life cycle and reduce hair loss. 

Challenge Accepted: Jergens 7-Day Challenge!

My life has been very uneventful these past weeks, to say the least. I've been going out for interviews a lot lately and then  I spend the rest of my time at home watching series. I always find a reason to back out of hangouts and blog-related events simply because I really don't feel myself lately. Not only that but I also lack the motivation to blog regularly. Oh boy. :(

Anyway, when I got an email from Jergens asking if I'd be willing to take on their 7-Day Challenge, I saw it as an opportunity to get my blog rolling again.. something that would really push me to update my blog on a daily basis. A driving force, if you will.. just 'til I get my groove back on so yeah, needless to say, I gladly took up the challenge. Woohoo!
What the Jergens 7-Day Challenge is basically a set of missions emailed to participants on a daily basis and we have to update our post as we go along the missions. The missions are unknown to us. We have absolutely no idea. Period. Well, I did read other blogger go through this as well but I'm not quite sure if we have different set of missions per batch. That, we'll have to see.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Review: Colour Collection Ultimate Wear Slim Lipstick

When it comes to doing product reviews, both my most and least favorite part would have to be swatching lip products. I just hate the shape of my lips - it's frustrating how they're so unattractive! Argh! And in doing multiple swatches, I'm subjecting my lips to a great deal of rubbing and exfoliating my already-dried-up smackers. Although the bright side in that is that I'll have a "database" of lipstick shades that I already own. :)

The newest additions to my so-called database are these Colour Collection Ultimate Wear Slim Lipsticks I got during their Hot Hues event early this year. Read more about the event HERE.
Product Description:
(Taken from

Colour Collection Ultimate Wear Slim Lipstick. Achieve rich, longwearing color that glides on smoothly and doesn’t fade away easily. Always hydrating and never drying, this high-cushioned lipstick keeps lips moisturized all day, minimizes the appearance of fine lines, and stops feathering to give lips the perfect plumped-up appearance. Slim and handy, with a see through window for easy identification.