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My Daughter’s Very First Haircut

5 Mar

One of the big changes that we were looking forward to the day my daughter turns 4 years old is her very first haircut!!! Take note, VERY. FIRST. Whew! (She did not get any trim, ever.)

Her hair is until her thighs already. (That long!) She even pretends to be Rapunzel in Tangled because of her long hair. The thing is, this long hair of her is what makes her stand out in a crowd. Wherever we went, people would always comment like, “Ang haba ng buhok ng bata. Ang ganda.” Yes even I envy her hair. It’s straight but with waves at the ends (her buhok sa tiyan, in Filipino terms!). It looks gorgeous when I take time to comb it through and style it. But her daily routine hinders us, she was always a sleepyhead and didn’t want to wake up. She wakes up, takes a bath and brush her teeth, dress up, and we’re out of the house in 10 minutes! You see, there is no combing in this routine. I comb her hair and fix it on the way to school.

As with everything else, I do conditioning. I talk to her months before the big day on our plans about her hair when she turns 4. I also brought her with me when I got a haircut so she would see that it’s just the hair that is being cut and I didn’t get hurt at all. Sometimes, kids associate certain words to an emotion, so I made sure that I used a more gentle, specific term for hair“cut”.

Weeks before, I was constantly having conversations with her on what she will expect, what will happen, the likes. I always assure her that her Papa and I are there for her.

A week before the haircut, we were making the most of her long hair. I styled her hair more often. I comb it through and through until she feels sleepy.

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Unboxing September 2014 BDJ Box Beauty Innovations

24 Sep

This package was heaven sent. I got it after my service in our parish.

I was not expecting much from this month’s box but hey, expect the unexpected right? For the second time, BDJ Box released their bigger version bdj box.

September 2014 BDJ Box Beauty Innovations

Here is a sneak peek on what’s inside:

September 2014 BDJ Box Beauty Innovations

Godiva Cleansing Kit:

Godiva LicoWhite Whitening Facial Wash

Godiva LicoWhite Whitening Toner

Pond’s Dewy Rose Gel

Cream Silk Daily Treatment Conditioner

Dove Intense Repair Daily Hair Vitamin

Jergens Moisture Pack

Jergen’s Ultra Healing Lotion

Jergen’s Daily Moisture

Beach Hut Clear Spray

FS Single Eyeshadow

FS Gel Liner in Brown

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Unboxing the May 2014 BDJ Box

28 May

One of the bulkiest boxes ever is the May 2014 BDJ Box! Received this last Sunday! Unexpectedly it arrived on a Sunday this time. This is probably a late Mothers’ day gift for me from BDJ Box.

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May 2014 BDJ BoxWhat’s Inside:

Organix Hair Care Set

Dermal Sheet Mask in Syn-ake and Apricot

Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack

Godiva Licowhite Whitening Lotion

Godiva Licowhite Antiperspirant Deodorant

Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamel in Jungle and Bare Bones

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Vidal Sassoon Shampoo and Conditioner Premium Base Care Series | I got Sassooned!

21 Nov

I am one of those girls who got excited when Vidal Sassoon is finally back in the Philippines. I was even more excited when I found out that Sample Roompartnered with them. So when I saw that Sample Room offers a full size sample of Vidal Sassoon products, I gladly gave in. Though I am not a VIP member but I was able to try the Vidal Sassoon Shampoo and Conditioner Premium Base Care Series for 104 points. It was heavier than the usual rate so I paid ₱130 for shipping. I also added Godiva lotion for 25 points to make use of the ₱130 (which I will review next time).

It arrived two days after my payment and it came in a P&G paper bag inside the regular brown paper bag. The bottles look classy and sophisticated in the uniquely shaped bottle of maroon (shampoo) and burgundy (conditioner). It opens and locks easily for usage and less spillage.

Vidal Sassoon Shampoo and Conditioner Premium Base Care Series

 

Product Description:

Vidal Sassoon Premium Base Care series moisturizes and infuses each hair strand with elasticity to reduce frizz and enable effortlessly lifted styles.
RTB / Technology:

–           Amino Salon Essence – Deeply penetrates into hair and targets and helps repair the most damaged parts of hair

–           Dual Surfactant Formula – Enables deep  moisturization of every strand of hair –  for  hair that’s manageable and easy to style

How to Use: Apply to hair and gently work up lather without rubbing the hair strand against each other.

Shampoo: 190ml for ₱199

Conditioner: 184ml  for ₱199

I recently had a trim because I felt that I needed to cut the ends to prevent split ends from happening. I am very glad that this combo made me feel like I came out of the salon every time I use them.
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Unboxing the SM Beauty Box

10 Aug

After seeing this from established bloggers, I have been excited to get this. So this August 1, my little girl and I dropped by in SM North Edsa (the nearest participating mall to our place) to get a box, and in this case, two boxes! Honestly, all I want is the Olay Eye Cream which is worth 1499php. Technically, it is better to get the beauty box instead of buying the Olay Regenerist eye cream for its regular price.

The SA told me that there were only 15 boxes and when I came there there were only a few left. She said that even they wanted to get one for themselves.

Aug 1 at Watsons SM North Edsa

Aug 1
at Watsons SM North Edsa

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REVIEW: L’oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X Shampoo and Conditioner

9 May

The newest variant among the many L’oreal Paris Shampoos and Conditioners – L’oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X. I got both the shampoo and conditioner for free from the March BDJ Box (L’oreal Box). This new Anti-Hair Fall hair care line from L’oreal is infused with Arginine Essence, an essential amino acid for the hair. The 3X signs stands for its triple anti- hair fall solution: Nourish, Reconstruct and Strengthen.

I did not even realize that it is J. Lo promoting this if I had not seen the commercial of this hair care line. She looks so young, vibrant and stunning.

triple-resist

I was a bit skeptical to use this line since it would be the first L’oreal hair care I will be using. But since my hair was so “used to” with the old hair product I was using, I thought I might as well give this a try.

There are times when my hair would stick to my hand when I rinse out hair products. I only get a few hair fall when I comb my hair. I don’t experience a bad case of hair fall so this is not really catchy for me.   But the container made me think twice. It looks so gorgeous with its black and fuchsia pink color. It looks so glam!

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REVIEW: Human Nature 100% Natural Smoothing Hair Serum

11 Feb
Available hair serums in the market rate zero to me. I tried using it once and I didn’t like the effect it gave. I felt that my hair is weighed down and greasy. I don’t use hair serums at all after that. But when Human Nature released their first 100% Natural Hair Smoothing Serum, I know I have to give it a try.
Product Description:

Silicone is your hair’s worst enemy! It coats the hair like plastic, preventing nutrients from penetrating the strands. Ironically, it’s found in many hair care products, especially hair serums. No one has dared to challenge this norm until now. Our Natural Smoothing Hair Serum is a breakthrough innovation in hair care. Made with a blend of nutrient-rich natural oils, it’s so potent that half a pump is all you need! It’s got sunflowersoybean, and broccoli oilthat nourishes and hydrates the hair, making it truly healthy and beautiful from inside out.

Did you know: Day in and day out, we subject our hair to a lot of stress – from environmental pollution to brushing and styling, your hair can really be vulnerable and prone to dryness. Styling products like silicone-based hair serums can actually make this worse! They give temporary gloss and shine but in the long run, they can damage your hair too.

Ingredients: caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut derived), dicaprylyl ether (vegetable derived), Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Glycine soja (soybean) oil, ethyl alcohol (sugarcane derived), Brassica oleracea italica (broccoli) seed oil, fragrance (all natural), glyceryl caprylate (coconut, palm and glycerine derived)

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I did not like the packaging because the oil comes out. I purchased a number of this in Human Nature Manila Branch. It was packed safely and I placed it inside my bag. When I got home, there was oil spill everywhere and it was just messy. I wiped the bottles clean and kept it inside a human nature delivery box that I still have. I made sure that the product is stable so there will be no more oil waste. When I was ready to use it again, the bottles are still oily and the box had oil spill too. I am not sure where the oil is coming from though. The pump is a bit flimsy too. I like the old pumps better. I just hope the packaging will be improved. The bottle is a bit ‘soft’ that you can squeeze it, unlike the previous bottles they had for the sunflower beauty oil, hand sanitizer, etc. Other than that, I love, love, love the product so much!
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This 50ml bottle does a lot for its price (249php). The serum is made of natural oils that offer a layer of moisture and protection that last throughout the day. Half a pump is all I need to achieve amazingly soft, smooth, frizz free hair all day.
I take half a pump into my palm, rub my hands together and apply the serum only on my hair tips to avoid experiencing oily scalp and comb it through. I use this 2 hours before I shower, after baths when my hair is damp, and before I hit the sack.
Amazingly, the oil just disappears into my hair leaving it smooth, shiny and healthy. I love that it does not weigh down my hair and makes it look flat like other drugstore hair serums do.  Not only does this add major shine to lifeless hair, it conditions hair making it silky soft and smooth. I’ve bid goodbye to frizz, tangles, and split ends with this! It replenishes just the right amount of moisture and makes achieving a salon blow dried hair easy!
The scent of this hair serum is a major plus too. It is so addicting! I love that the fresh, sweet smell lingers on my hair!
I recommend this to everyone (who has curly/straight/thick/thin/dry/frizzy hair) who is looking for a go-to product for giving their mane a healthy lift and salon like feel!
What I love about it:
– Proudly Pinoy made
– Pro-Philippines, Pro-poor, Pro-environment
– moisturizes hair and protects it from further damage
– makes hair soft, smooth, shiny all day
– keeps tangles and frizz at bay
– a little goes a long way
– doesn’t feel oily or greasy
– doesn’t weigh down my hair
– has an addicting sweet scent!!!
– has a fair price of 50ml for 249php
I wish:
– it has SPF.
– it comes in a bigger pump bottle
– the packaging will be improved.
Overall: I am very satisfied with its effect! I highly recommend this!