Friday, March 30, 2012

Hair & Makeup: Mary & Margaret

I worked on two lovely ladies today for their graduation, Mary and Margaret. Both of them wanted a classic pin-up look, sleek, lined eyes, and a statement red lip color.

Mary, before & after:

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Margaret, before & after:

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Thank you so much for partaking in my vlog today, ladies! Congratulations for surviving college life! Viva Santo Tomas!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cebu Meet & Greet 2012 with Say

Hi darlings!

This announcement is for all my Cebuana readers! If you follow my vlogs, tweets and blog posts, you’d know that I’ll be flying to Cebu this Saturday. One of the highlights of my trip is meeting my Cebuana readers! I’ve never hosted any M&G outside Manila, so this is really exciting!

Here are the details:

WHEN: April 2, 2012 (Monday)

TIME: 6:00 PM-7:30PM

PLACE: Red Mango, Ayala Center Cebu

(4th Level beside Onstage)

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Excited to meet all of you!

Please RSVP at 09156218309 *let me know if you can make it!

Love, Say

Neutrogena Fine Fairness BB Cream Guessing Game & Giveaway (Week 6) CLOSED

Hi everyone!
We’re on our last week of the Neutrogena Fine Fairness BB Cream Challenge!
Here’s our final photo for this challenge:
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Do you think I have the BB Cream on this time?
(2) lucky guessers will be announced within the week! They will be receiving a bottle of the newest Fine Fairness BB Cream each!
Mechanics:
  1. Comment below whether you think I am wearing the BB Cream or not
  2. You must be able to pick up the prizes yourself at the office in Bonifacio High Street
  3. One entry per person
  4. Include your email in the comment
Happy guessing! Good luck darlings!
A huge thanks to Neutrogena for sponsoring this 6-week giveaway challenge!


Did you know?
Fine Fairness BB Cream continuously whitens your skin from within. It delivers fairness in eight different ways with the New HealthyWhite Complex--formulated in part with Phyto-Lily and Vitamin C to help inhibit melanin formation and prevent uneven pigmentation and skin dullness.
https://www.facebook.com/neutrogenaphilippines

Makeup Brush Cleaning & Drying

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This has been the most requested video and of course I had to grant it. Brush cleaning & drying can be done is a lot of ways—some people use dishwashing soap, extra virgin olive oil, or baby shampoo. Some use Brush Guards to dry them. Well, my own personal way of doing it is simple and easy:

What you need:

  1. Palmolive Naturals Intensive Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner (PHP 90.00++)—I treat my brushes how I treat my own hair. The Coco Cream Milk and the Pure Milk Protein in this shampoo & conditioner will definitely prevent drying the bristles of the brush; PLUS IT SMELLS SO GOOD!!!
  2. Mesh Pads (PHP 20.00++, Ace Hardware)—these pads are the ones I use to lay my brushes on to dry overnight. They have little holes in them, so moisture from the brushes (that are left after pre-drying) can escape through/evaporate, leaving the brushes all dry and clean the morning after.
  3. Makeup Remover (Lip & Eye Makeup Remover from Etude House, PHP 198.00)—this is just to use for brushes that have been used for cream/gel-like products or basically products that are difficult to remove from the brushes (unlike powder based products)

Procedure:

  1. Dampen all your makeup brushes
  2. Use your palm to swirl the brush around in the shampoo+conditioner
  3. Rinse
  4. For brushes that have been used for creamy-product application/gel products, soak in the makeup remover and swirl around on your palm before washing with the shampoo+conditioner

Drying:

  1. Pre-dry by using a lint-free towel
  2. Lay all brushes on mesh pads and cover with mesh pads to prevent dust accumulation
  3. Dry overnight

Watch the video here:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Summer/Spring Makeup Look

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Read till the end of this post for a giveaway!

This is by far the most colorful and fun look that I have ever done! I used a complete palette from Miners Cosmetics called the “Butterfly Babe”. It contains really bright and fun shades perfect for spring/summer.

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This palette actually has the instructions on how to achieve this look:

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Instructions:

  1. Apply Daisy Dust all over the lids
  2. Apply Pop Star across the lids
  3. Apply Glam Rock along the lash line
  4. Apply Jamboree on the outer V
  5. Blend harsh edges
  6. Line eyes using the purple liner
  7. Liner lower lashline using the purple liner as well
  8. Curl lashes and add mascara
  9. Contour cheeks
  10. Add blush
  11. Apply a nude pink lip color

Watch the tutorial here:


Products used:
CH624 Nudy Brown contact lenses from
https://www.facebook.com/dulltodoll
Miners Cosmetics Beauty School Butterfly Babe Palette (includes the eyeshadows and the purple liner)
https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHub.NatureleCollezione
Stila Face Contouring & Highlighting Trio from
http://hazeltan13.multiply.com/
Blush Crush with Kosher Rice Powder
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.269559736425721.57057.2479881385828...
Ever Sheen Luscious Lipstick in Oriental Pink
http://www.eversheen.co.uk
(Sent to me from Dubai, thank you Menchie!)
Red-handles Brushes by CJ Jimenez
***HOW TO WIN (2 BRUSH SETS UP FOR GRABS! Philippine Residents only***
http://saytiocoartillero.blogspot.com/2012/03/red-alert-makeup-brush-set-give...

Easy Springtime Makeup

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Before anything else, I made this tutorial for all my foreign subscribers in YouTube and readers in my blog. I am aware that Spring doesn’t happen in the Philippines.

Spring is here there!!!

I am going to teach you how to achieve this simple look which screams springtime!

*Read till the end for a giveaway!*

  1. Do you usual foundation and brow routine
  2. Apply a shimmering salmon E/S all over the lids
  3. Highlight inner corners of the eyes
  4. Line eyes using a dark brown eyeshadow
  5. Curl lashes and apply mascara
  6. Contour face
  7. Apply coral blush
  8. Highlight high points of the face (see: video)
  9. Apply a hot pink lip color

Watch the tutorial here:


Products used:
CH624 Nudy Brown contact lenses from
https://www.facebook.com/dulltodoll
Mememe Shimmer Stack in Bronze from https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHub.NatureleCollezione
"Hitch" from the Sigma Bare Palette
Order here:http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Eye_Shadow_Palette_Bare_p/ep002.htm?Click=161058
Stila Face Contouring & Highlighting Trio from
http://hazeltan13.multiply.com/
MeMeMe Blush Me in Coral from
https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHub.NatureleCollezione
MeMeMe Beat the Blues in SunBeam (for highlight)
https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHub.NatureleCollezione
MeMeMe Long Wear Satin Lip Cream in Elektra (Hot Magenta) from
https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHub.NatureleCollezione
Red-handles Brushes by CJ Jimenez
***HOW TO WIN (2 BRUSH SETS UP FOR GRABS! Philippine Residents only***
http://saytiocoartillero.blogspot.com/2012/03/red-alert-makeup-brush-set-give...

Sunkissed & Glowing Makeup Look

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What better look to wear this summer than a sunkissed, glowing makeup look?

In this tutorial, you will be able to achieve a summer-ready makeup perfect for the season!

  1. Apply concealer
  2. Apply foundation
  3. Set foundation in with powder/finishing veil
  4. Do your brows
  5. Add shimmering bronze blush on your cheeks, sweeping outward
  6. Contour your face
  7. Apply cream E/S all over the lids
  8. Define the crease area using a golden brown E/S
  9. Apply a lime green mousse E/S on the center lids (dab it on)
  10. Buff the color onto the crease using a blending brush
  11. Line eyes using a purple liner
  12. Take a shimmering salmon E/S and apply it on the lower lashline
  13. Highlight inner corners of the eyes
  14. Curl lashes and add mascara
  15. Apply a matte nude lip color
  16. Add highlight on the high points of the cheeks, nose bridge, cupid’s bow

Watch the tutorial here:


Products used:

Sunflower Gray Lenses from GEO https://www.facebook.com/dulltodoll
HD Blending Sponge from Revlon for Less https://www.facebook.com/revlonforless
Correct and Conceal Mineral Concealer from Krave Minerale
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Nude 200 https://www.facebook.com/revlonforless
James Cooper Cream Foundation CF-02 (available at Watsons for PHP 550.00)
Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator from Krave Minerale
Pretty Young Thin Contouring Powder from Krave Minerale
Ever Bilena Mousse Eyeshadow in Peridot
Mememe Shimmer Stack in Bronze https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHub.NatureleCollezione
"Approach" from the Sigma Bare Palette
"Act" from the Sigma Bare Palette
E30 and E25 Sigma Brushes
Order here: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/?Click=161058
ELF Flat Top Powder Brush
Megaga Professionale Liner Brush http://dreamcollection.multiply.com
in2it Waterproof Gel Liner in Claret (available at in2it counters SM/Robinsons Department Stores)
Miners Cosmetics The Matte Factor Lip Paint in Cappuccino https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHub.NatureleCollezione
MeMeMe Beat the Blues in SunBeam (for highlight)
https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHub.NatureleCollezione
Maybelline BrowDefinist by Eyestudio (brow kit)

Classic Pin Up Look (Tutorial with a Model)

I filmed a classic pin-up look with Sarah, the owner of Make Up Hub by Naturele Collezione, when we spent the night together about two weekends ago at St. Giles. This look is very easy to achieve and is perfect for all kinds of glamour events.

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Products used:

Organic Liquid Foundation in Cassata from Krave Minerale (this foundation was a tad too dark for Sarah, but after applying the Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator, the shade blended with her skintone)
Correct and Conceal Mineral Concealer from Krave Minerale
Revlon PhotoReady Powder
https://www.facebook.com/revlonforless
Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator from Krave Minerale *not in photo*
Mememe Shimmer Stack in Bronze
Mememe Blush Me in Coral
https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHub.NatureleCollezione
"Elope" from the Sigma Bare Palette
"Hitch" from the Sigma Bare Palette
Order here: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/?Click=161058
E30 and E25 Sigma Brushes *not in photo*
Marionnaud N32 Blush Brush *not in photo*
Marionnaud N34 Foundation Brush *not in photo*
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner
Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara + Nichido Lash Curler
Miners Cosmetics The Matte Factor Lip Paint in Deep Red
https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHub.NatureleCollezione
Maybelline BrowDefinist by Eyestudio (brow kit) *not in photo*


Steps:

  1. Conceal imperfections
  2. Apply foundation
  3. Set foundation in with powder & finishing veil
  4. Do your brows
  5. Contour
  6. Add coral blush
  7. Apply cream blush all over the lids
  8. Define crease with a brown eye shadow
  9. Line eyes using a black liner
  10. Curl lashes and apply mascara
  11. Apply a red lip color

I also did a side ‘do on Sarah’s hair:

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Watch our tutorial here:

Product Overview: Ever Bilena Mousse Eyeshadows

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Most of our local makeup products lack recognition. Which is why I’ve started this whole new series of Tagalog tutorials and Tagalog Product Overviews to help give praise to local brands that are often tagged as “cheap” and “not of good quality”.

In this video, I am going to show you swatches of the Ever Bilena Mousse Eyeshadows.

These mousse eyeshadows are perfect to use as highlighting agents & eye shadow bases. They aid in making colors appear more vibrant and pop.

Shades shown in the video:

1. OPAL
2. PERIDOT
3. TOPAZ
4. ROSE QUARTZ
5. AMETHYST

Retail price is PHP 125.00 (but my readers informed me that a sale is going on and these are sold for PHP 70.00—I’m not sure if the sale is still running, though) Available at all leading department stores nationwide.

Watch this video to see the swatches:

How I Do My Brows

It’s always been known to the public how I’ve struggled with my brows through the years! Now here I am, 2 years after, presenting how I do my brows!

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I’ve learned this trick of mixing my brow powder with water before application. I find this mixture enabling myself to shape my brows the way I want them. Water makes the color glide on more smoothly, and gives a very sleek line and clean line when dried.

I use my water bottle (with spray nozzle) to dampen my Marionnaud N°9 Brush brush (eyebrow liner end) and then dip it into my brow powder. Then I start defining my brows working my way from middle out, and then going back to the very start; using a spooly, lightly creating this shadow on the beginning.

Once dry, your brows will look oh so perfectly shaped.

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Watch this video to see how I did it:

Falling in Love with Mineral Makeup

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Before I discovered Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals, I have never tried using mineral makeup. I was always stuck in the thought of, “There is NO way this mineral makeup would cover up all my acne scars. I better stick to cream foundations…” UNTIL I TRIED Krave’s makeup.

I was blown away… As “sponsored” as this may sound, I really fell in love with mineral makeup. Not just any other mineral makeup, though. It’s got to be from Krave.

I made a video from having 0% makeup transforming into having 100% makeup but on but not looking like it!

I can continue on blabbing and blabbing, but we all know that seeing is believing. Watch this video to be convinced:

Quick points on why Krave’s mineral makeup products are the bomb:

  1. Stays on perfectly all day
  2. Conceals blemishes and imperfections perfectly
  3. Non-acnegenic (won’t cause acne!)
  4. Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
  5. Formulated in the US (so you are assured of high quality)
  6. Affordable
  7. Cruelty-free

I hope you give it a shot. Trust me!

Personal recommendations:

  1. Correct and Conceal
  2. Luxurious Perfection Mineral Foundation
  3. Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator
  4. Pretty Young Thin Contouring Powder


Products used:
Krave Minerale Correct & Conceal Stick Mineral Concealer
http://kraveminerale.multiply.com/products/listing/10011/Correct_and_Conceal_...
Krave Minerale Luxurious Perfection Mineral Foundation in French Latte
http://kraveminerale.multiply.com/collection/4/Luxurious_Perfection_loose_min...
Krave Minerale Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator
http://kraveminerale.multiply.com/products/listing/10012/Oil_Eliminator_and_S...
Pretty Young Thin Face Contouring Powder (NEW from Krave!)
Blush Crush with Kosher Rice Powder in Pink Muffin
http://kraveminerale.multiply.com/collection/8/Blush_Crush

Graduation Day Makeup Look (Tagalog Tutorial)

It’s that time of the year again!

I made a special Tagalog tutorial dedicated to all the Pinays who will be marching onstage and receiving their diplomas!

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A very simple and easy-to-achieve Graduation Day look which will definitely make you sparkle on your big day:

Products used:

Krave Minerale Correct & Conceal

Krave Mineral Luxurious Perfection in French Latte

Krave Minerale Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator

all from: http://www.kraveminerale.com.ph

MeMeMe Blush Me in Coral from

https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHub.NatureleCollezione

Ever Bilena Mousse E/S in Opal

available at Watsons, EB counter, PHP 125.00

Sigma Bare Palette "Elope" E/S

Sigma Bare Palette "Hitch" E/S

Sigma E25 + E30 Brush

all from: Sigma Bare Palette

Marionnaud Premium N9 Eyeliner Brush (for the brows)

available at Watsons/SM Department Stores

in2it Mascara

available at Watsons/SM Department Stores

Lip & Cheek Tint from G-lish

Steps:

  1. Conceal areas that need concealing
  2. Apply foundation, opt for mineral makeup as this gives a very light and natural looking finish
  3. Add color to the cheeks, coral or light pink is preferable
  4. Apply a wash of cream E/S all over the lids
  5. Dab on some sparkle on the middle area of the lids, use a mousse eyeshadow
  6. Define the crease area using a brown eyeshadow
  7. Blend
  8. Line your eyes crisply
  9. Do your brows
  10. Apply lip tint for that subtle hint of color

Watch the tutorial here:

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE 2012 GRADUATES!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Neutrogena BB Cream Guessing Game Giveaway Winners (Week 5)

Hi everyone!

Week 5 is over! I was wearing BB Cream in the photo! Did you have a difficult time guessing? (See the photo here)

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Here are the (2) winners for Week 5 of the Neutrogena BB Cream Guessing Game Giveaway!

Congratulations to:

  1. Joelle Celline (joelle_celline@yahoo.com)

  2. Maria Katrina Macaculop (kitschykat08@yahoo.com)

You both win a bottle of the Fine Fairness BB Cream from Neutrogena! Please wait for a confirmation e-mail from the company on how to claim your prizes.

We are down to our last week for this guessing game+giveaway darlings! Keep an eye out for Week 6!


“Did you know that the Fine Fairness BB cream also has glycerin? This ensures long-lasting hydration which attracts just the right amount of moisture to keep your skin looking fresh and radiant all day.”

Visit Neutrogena’s Facebook Page for more information about their products:

https://www.facebook.com/neutrogenaphilippines

Friday, March 23, 2012

Super Sale Bazaar 2012 & Go Negosyo Bazaar Meet & Greet + Makeovers

Day 1 of 3

My second time being at the SuperSale Bazaar for my partner Make Up Hub by Naturele Collezione. It was a 3-day event, and I promised Sarah I’d be present in all three dates. We hosted a Meet & Greet and free makeovers for everyone! It was so much fun meeting a lot of my blog readers and subscribers! I cannot describe the joy of hanging out with people who find myself as an inspiration! It was surreal. I got to share quite a handful of my personal favorites from Make Up Hub by NC’s brands, as well as a few tips and tricks that I swear by! I loved having these girls (and boys) over and chitchat with them like we’ve known each other for the longest time!

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By 3:30 on the first day of the bazaar, I had to attend another bazaar, and this time, with my other partner, Krave Minerale Cosmeceuticals! It was a one-day event for the Go Negosyo Women’s Bazaar hosted by GMA. It was crazy! The booth was totally packed and everyone wanted makeovers! I was also able to meet a handful of my readers during my stay at Krave’s booth. I got to meet Krave’s distributors nationwide, mommies, young ladies, as well as a super young baby girl who watches my videos! I felt so much love.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM DAY 1

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Day 2 of 3

Due to school, I was only able to stay at Make Up Hub by NC’s booth for 3 hours on the second day. Nevertheless, I was able to meet some of my readers and also give makeovers. Even two of my high school friends who came to visit me! So sweet. Thank you Kath and Neri!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM DAY 2

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Day 3 of 3

My schedule this day was absolutely crazy but I made it to the third and final day of the SuperSale Bazaar! I got to meet another super sweet baby girl who watches my videos! She is sooooo cute! Her mom told me how she tells her mom to buy makeup (and even a traincase) after watching my videos! It was too adorable! I actually did not have any more work to do on the third day since Kristine of KS Makeup took over! She is another gorgeous MUA for Make Up Hub by NC. It was so much fun to finally meet her. Such a gorgeous lady.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM DAY 3

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If you wanna know more about what happened in all three days, you can watch my vlogs here (in order)—I vlogged everyone who I met during those three days!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hitting 1,000,000++ Video Views in YouTube

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I never thought this day would come.

I have reached over 1,000,000 total video views on YouTube today! I’ve never felt so fulfilled. I won’t stop here. All the hard work will pay off even more as long as I keep on persevering.

My deepest gratitude to everyone who watches my videos. You don’t know how much it means to me!

March 20, 2012—definitely a day to remember.

Love, Say

RED ALERT: Makeup Brush Set Giveaway (CLOSED!!!)

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CJ Jimenez, a fellow make up artist, contacted me a few weeks back and asked me if I could try out and review the red-handled brush set that she is selling. She had them customized in Hong Kong. The brushes are made with goat hair and a set [including 12 pieces of different brushes] is priced at 1,500.00. She actually visited me during the first day of the Super Sale Bazaar and gave me the products. I didn’t expect that she’d be giving me two extra sets to giveaway to my blog readers! Thank you CJ!
Although I haven’t given these babies a test-drive, I wanted to open the giveaway already.
  • 12-piece red-handled Brush Set
  • priced at PHP 1,500.00
  • made of goat hair
  • imported and customized from Hong Kong
Includes:
  1. 1 powder brush
  2. 1 blush brush
  3. 1 foundation brush
  4. 1 eyebrow comb and brush
  5. 1 eyebrow spooly
  6. 5 eyeshadow brushes
  7. 1 fan brush
  8. 1 eyeliner brush
All you need to do is…
Comment in this blog entry including your name, e-mail address and why you want to win this brush set.
(2) lucky winners will be chosen after 3 weeks
Giveaway open to residents of the Philippines only.
Giveaway period: March 20, 2012 – April 10, 2012
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Good luck babies!

If you can’t wait to try out these brushes, you may contact CJ Jimenez at these numbers to place your orders 09228646645 / 09277411450.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Package from Denise Martinez from Canada

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Came home to a wonderful package from a subscriber of mine from Canada, Denise Martinez! I swear I have the most awesome blog readers/YT subbies ever. I love having connections with them. It feels so amazing to be loved by people who are total strangers. What a sweetheart you are, Denise!

Here are the awesome stuff she sent me:

Lindt Gold Bunny chocolates—mmmmm I love this stuff!

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Quo Minerals Matter Eye Quad in Peacock—such awesome eyeshadow shades! Can’t wait to try them all!

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Revlon Lip Butter in Cotton Candy—I’ve been meaning to try these ever since they came out in the market! Yaaay!

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MAC Matte Lipstick in Russian Red—ahhhh!!! Another addition to my red lipstick collection!

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Soft Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm—looks really pretty! Can’t wait to give these a try!

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MAC “Call me Bubbles” Quad—zomg! One of the newest from MAC! Just like Judy’s! I super love this!

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Denise included a really heartwarming letter.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Denise. I am really really blessed to have such wonderful people who support me!!! I will repay all your kindness when you come visit the Philippines! Can’t wait to meet you in person.

Love, Say

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Neutrogena Fine Fairness BB Cream Guessing Game & Giveaway (Week 5) (CLOSED)

Hi everyone!
We’re on our second to the last week of the Neutrogena Finer Fairness BB Cream Challenge!
Here’s our photo for Week 5:
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Do you think I have the BB Cream on this time?
(2) lucky guessers will be announced within the week! They will be receiving a bottle of the newest Fine Fairness BB Cream each!
Mechanics:
  1. Comment below whether you think I am wearing the BB Cream or not
  2. You must be able to pick up the prizes yourself at the office in Bonifacio High Street
  3. One entry per person
  4. Include your email in the comment
Happy guessing! And make sure to come back next week for the last guessing game!
Good luck darlings!

Did you know?
Fine Fairness BB Cream continuously whitens your skin from within. It delivers fairness in eight different ways with the New HealthyWhite Complex--formulated in part with Phyto-Lily and Vitamin C to help inhibit melanin formation and prevent uneven pigmentation and skin dullness.
https://www.facebook.com/neutrogenaphilippines

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hair Coloring Treatment at Hair Philosophie

If there is one part of my body I love getting pampered the most, it would be my hair!  I was already planning on getting my hair re-colored before I fly to Cebu for a 5-day vacation and surprisingly, I was contacted by Ria Yap, Hair Philosophie’s PR Consultant, and invited me to try out their services. I booked on a Sunday (March 11) despite my hectic schedule since it was an opportunity at the right time. I also thought, perhaps I’ll find the salon that I’ll be religiously visiting from then on.
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Hair Philosophie is located at 117 Tordesillas Street Finman Building, Salcedo Village Makati City. Since I stayed the night at St. Giles Hotel Makati, it only took me 5-10 minutes to get to the salon. You will easily find it because of the red and eye-catching “Hair Philosophie” sign right outside.
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The whole feel of Hair Philosophie salon is industrial chic. Very sosyal, as I may say.
With all the red accents and furniture inside the salon, how could I not love it? It’s not a secret how obsessed I am with anything red! Even their chandelier is red! I asked my hair stylist who came up with the concept of the salon having red accents, Junel told me the owner of the salon consulted feng shui experts before putting everything together. And we all know that red is a luck-attracting color.
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The salon has  spacious working stations, each with a full-length wooden mirror. Anyone could easily fall asleep [if they wanted to] on the cushioned salon seats.
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They have two hair washing stations—the most relaxing area, in my opinion! Don’t you just love the feeling of having water hosed down your hair?
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Here you can see their private rooms (where waxing…etc is usually done)
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We also have a lounging area where you can relax while waiting.
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Perhaps the best thing about this salon is this…
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WI-FI! Being a blogger like myself, having Wi-fi wherever I go has become a necessity. Gone are the days when you just stare at yourself in the mirror while your stylist cuts/colors/styles your hair. Now you can tweet, surf the net, browse Facebook and watch YT videos! Now wouldn’t that make waiting even more fun? You won’t even notice the time!
The salon uses high-end hair products like Kerastase, you can be assured your hair is getting the BEST.
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Before starting with my treatment, I had to set up my videocam and my tripod. I made a special video about my trip to Hair Philosophie and it’s basically the video form of whatever you are reading right now  [this blog entry] You can watch the video here.
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Before starting with the procedure, Junel, my hair stylist, helped me assess what hair color I should get. He told me the three things that they consider before choosing a person’s hair color:
  • lifestyle
  • personality
  • skin color
I trusted Junel with his choice (of course, since professionals know what’s best for you!) Here are the shades they applied on my hair:
L’oreal Maji-Lift 12-7
L’Oreal Maji-Lift 12-11
L’Oreal Maji-Blonde (900 S)
*Ash Brown/ Matte Reflect range*
They mixed all three shades.
Raffy, the color technician, was the one who gave me the treatment. He was really informative! I was vlogging the whole time, and he gave every single detail on cam. (You can watch my March 11 “Day in The Life of Say” vlog here)
Let me give you a ‘before’ snapshot of my hair. Any color that you see left is from the Etude House Hair Bubble Coloring in natural Brown.
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Here is Raffy starting to apply the color on my hair. He applied the color first on the shaft leaving the ends and the roots alone.
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After applying the color on the shaft, the hair was made to “cook” for about 15 minutes or so. Notice how the roots and ends were all untouched.
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Next, is the application of the color on the roots. According to Raffy, our scalp has this natural heat making it faster for the color to process (in the roots). If we apply it first, we might end up with the roots looking lighter than the rest of the hair! Lastly, the color was applied on the ends to refresh and entirely even out the hair color.
My hair was left to cook for about 15-25 minutes.
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Next up was rinsing! Raffy used only the best hair products to prevent my hair from drying out after the treatment.
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The moment of revealing came up next.
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If you watch the video, you will see how much I loved the result! Even Raffy and Junel loved their masterpiece.
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They did not throw me out of salon with the wet look of course! Blow-drying and styling came next.
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Junel and Raffy definitely have the hands of amazing stylists! Junel also gave my hair a fresh layered cut and I observed as they gave my hair lots of volume!
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Hello there! And yes, I have tons of baby hair.
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Oh, before I forget, Hair Philosophie doesn’t use the traditional looking cape! Look how cute this Kimono-like cape is!
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I loved how Junel worked with my hair!
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Presenting, my super awesome stylist, Junel and my colorist Raffy (with the awesome hair cut!)
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Here is how my hair looked like after the treatment.
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Now let us put the before and after side by side…
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I left the salon with happy, voluminous hair!
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My deepest thanks to Hair Philosophie! I had the best time.
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Refer to the pricelist for the prices of Hair Philosophie’s services (prices vary according to hair length):
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Overall, perfect ambiance, excellent service, accommodating people, amazing results. That’s what I got from my Hair Philosophie experience. I’m pretty sure this won’t be my last trip. I’m definitely going back.
I highly recommend this salon to all my blog readers and subscribers, inquire about their services and experience excellence like I did.
Contact Hair Philosophie at 28367681. Visit Hair Philosophie’s FaceBook Page here.
Look for my amazing stylist Junel and colorist Raffy.
Watch my March 11, 2012 Day in the Life of Say VLOG here:
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Disclaimer: This treatment was sponsored by Hair Philosophie; all thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and unbiased.