beauty treatment

Happy 1st Birthday Calyxta! #CalyxtaTurns1 #CalyxtaBeauty

Calyxta just turned 1 and I got to celebrate of this go-to beauty e-shop and community.  Calyxta’s party celebration was every girl’s dream of a makeover party with friends!


Getting ready for pampering! 🙂

Everyone loves parties. Everyone also loves to be pampered. Put the two together, and you’ve got an experience that is sure to make everyone feel special.

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Among the brands that guests got to try were Ciaté London, Toni&Guy, Maybelline, Browhaus, Strip, My Amazing Blow Dry Secret, and Enza Nail Spa.  (more…)

Beauty Product Feature: The 3 Minute #PanteneMiracle Conditioner

I love that once in a while I still get those eureka moments when it comes to beauty products. With all the innovation we have witnessed by far, I would tend to just nod with the usual superlative claims of brand new products. Yes, I would be impressed but not the “eureka” impressed kind. If you know what I mean. 😉

Pantene 3 Minute Miracle

When P&G sent this Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner last week, I wasn’t really expecting much. I thought it was just another hyper conditioning agent being launched. But then again, it literally only took me one use and I was convinced. It is so good that I instantly concluded that it was comparable to the high end Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax trio shampoo, conditioner and anti-frizz spray that I use, only this comes in a more affordable, one-step-does-it-all conditioning. I love everything one step! It didn’t matter what shampoo I used with it, it right away achieved the hair that I’ve always wanted.

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While I’m not exactly shooting to achieve a Bea Alonzo Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner magazine-perfect look, I did manage to let my hair down (and actually liked it) – something I haven’t done in ages! (more…)

#TRESemmeRunwayReady at Up to 50% Off

I have personally been using TRESemme for a while now. The product truly delivers as my hair is easier to manage after every shampoo and conditioner. TRESemmé is a salon brand used by professionals that we can get hold off at holiday discount, half the price with its TRESemmé Runway Ready Sale promo.

Filipinas can get salon gorgeous hair at home, everyday as TRESemmé marks down their best selling TRESemmé Keratin Smooth shampoo and conditioner 440 ml bottle packs by 50%

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Mention-Worthy Whitening Products

Like it or not, we Filipinas are bombarded with whitening products left and right. It’s as if our life depended on being as fair skinned as possible. They say the caucasians who have colonized our country have left, but guess what, the mentality of fair being “beautiful” has kind of stuck. This is true even for someone who is considerably fair. It’s inevitable. It is kind of the norm. Thus, I more than just find myself hiding under the sun as I slather through thick sunscreen protection but I have also enjoyed using quite a bunch of whitening products.

Who does not love clear, translucent, clean and fair skin, right? Those are essentially my reasons why I play favorites and here’s my list of Top Whitening Products:

1. Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Scrub

When I go to a spa, it was never for a massage that I go for. My hubby is more skilled than any spa therapist who’s ever given me a massage. I go to a spa for the scrub treatment. Ever since Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Scrub, I have practically stopped going to the spa for my longed for body scrub.

2. Flawless Underarm Whitening with Milk Extract

I did not expect laser hair removal was going to cause underarm darkening, so it startled me quite a bit when it did. This product is a wonder product in that I gained my fair skin back in under a week. I love that it has all-natural ingredients and there was no sting in the whitening process. (more…)

Beauty Product Feature: Flawless Underarm Whitening with Milk Extract

Some months ago, I underwent this laser underarm hair removal procedure. While I super love the fact that I did not have to shave at least twice a week, in fact, it lasted so long that I did not shave for a couple of months and no hair surfaced, I did not make it to the third session though. I should undergo at least 6 sessions to permanently remove the hair. Even then, I would still have to go back for a yearly for some sort of a retouching session.

Flawless Underarm Whitening

One of the expected side effects of underarm laser removal is the darkening of the pits. While this may be nothing permanent and can easily be addressed, I kind of got shocked that I had to pause the laser removal session to get my pits back to normal.

I am so happy to have this Flawless Underarm Whitening Cream with Milk Extract handy that I have practically replaced my deodorant with it. It is so gentle that I use it after every bath, that’s twice per day.

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I can’t even begin to express my delight as I started to see my pits lighten in color in less than a week! (more…)

@Nautreal : Buy 3 Kits, Get 1 Free for the Month of June Promo

Dark spot? Pimple marks? Dull/Uneven skintone? Melasma? Skin problem? SEE RESULTS IN JUST 7 DAYS OR YOUR MONEY BACK!!!

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Now that’s something very forward and confident for a local beauty product to profess. The money back guarantee is always something I have long wished for our usual branded and commercial products to carry. But too bad we are left to just live with it in the event that the product does not deliver. This is why I took interest in testing Nautreal products for myself (and the hubby) back in 2012.

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Two years since and I remain to be a believer of Nautreal. Specifically their Nautreal Perfect White Kit: Whitening Papaya Soap, UV Protect Cream with SPF30, Whitening Facial Cleanser, and All Out Whitening  Cream (more…)

@ShopSaladbox + @SkinFoodPH Sparty!

As we officially welcome the unforgiving summer heat, a sparty can’t be far behind. A spa indulgence was already underway, when I received an oh-so-timely invite from Saladbox for its second installment of Saladbox + Skin Food Sparty held at Nail Cocktales Hand and Foot Spa located in Tomas Morato last March 29.

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 Look who’s ready to sparty! I kind of knew I was in the right place when I saw those familiar boxes that lined the steps up to Nail Cocktales Spa place. 🙂

I have always been a solid Saladbox follower every since it was launched to the beauty box subscription world. I arrived rather early, so I was able to take photos as the organizers were still doing their last minute touches. 🙂

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So apt. Skin Food on a platter. 🙂

The very first product that I have tried from Skin Food is their Bath Salt. That goes back to 2008. It was the first bath salt I used when our home was newly constructed with the bath tub that I have dreamed of since I was a little girl. So how can I forget!  I totally loved how it felt on my skin. I just learned from the Skin Food folks in this sparty that their bath salt product has already been phased out. Figures why it’s always out of stock when I go check.

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The sparty has its very own official event hashtags! Sweet. You can check out the photo essays on Instagram via #SkinFoodSaladbox and #SBxSkinFoodSparty. Don’t forget to follow @shopsaladbox and @SkinFoodPh on Twitter and Instagram while you’re at it. 🙂

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The corner that spells makeover! Gotta love how dainty this spa place is.  (more…)

GentleYag Laser Treatment by @SkinHouseBeauty and Laser Clinic

Last weekend, I finally got the chance to have some pampering time for myself. It was way overdue and I thought it might as well be a treatment that will jumpstart my skin improvement journey.

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It was my first time to visit SkinHouse Beauty and Laser Clinic and I finally got to meet Gretha who explained to me the Gentle Yag Laser Treatment procedure that I was there for.

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Laser skin tightening is a unique facial rejuvenation option that produces dramatic results. It effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles and loose skin for a smoother and more youthful appearance. As gravity and the aging process naturally take place, the skin loses its elasticity and youthful appearance. This treatment may offer an alternative to, or help supplement a surgical facelift. It is a safe, effective way to lessen the effects of time.

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Laser skin tightening helps with improving fine wrinkles and lines on the face without prolonged “downtime”. The effect is often referred to as non-invasive collagen remodeling.

I was actually choosing between Laser Hair Removal and Laser Skin Tightening.  I also wanted to do away with having to shave my underarms every so often, so the former was very tempting. But since I was blogging about this, I couldn’t bring myself to think I would have to post images of my pits. Haha! Besides, I also  would love to do something about my laugh lines that are threatening to further embed around my poor mouth prematurely.  Now that I think about it, I believe it’s a facial feature passed down to us because my mom’s laugh lines have been pretty prominent too even at her young age. Plus I kind of give in to laughing whenever. With homeschooling my corny and giggly 8 year old son for 4 years now, can you really blame me?  🙂

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The GentleYag laser treatment started off with facial cleansing. (more…)

Totally Digging Nature Republic’s Collagen Dream Kit

It was exactly a year ago when I first gave Nature Republic a try and I have loved most of their products.

It was not until a couple of weeks back when I was spring cleaning and saw this Collagen Dream Trial Kit from Nature Republic buried in my stack of accessories (more…)

Buy Proactiv Kit Now and Get a chance to Win Patron Tickets to Avril Lavigne’s Concert!

Proactiv patrons now have more reasons to purchase and stock on their favorite acne solution kit. Get a chance to Win Patron Tickets to Avril Lavigne’s Concert! The following prizes are at stake.  There will be  (1) Grand Prize Winner of 2 Patron Tickets worth Php 5, 885 each,  (1) Winner of 2 Lower Box B Tickets worth Php4,825each and (3) Winners of 2 Upper Box B Tickets worth Php1,645 each. You have a few more weeks to go and join. Raffle date February 6, 2014.  🙂

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Joining is easy! 

1. Buy a Proactiv Solution 30-day kit (Php 2,495) or 60-day (Php 3,995) kit from any of the participating outlets within promo period. Purchase of 30-day kit is equivalent to 1 raffle entry, while purchase of 60-day kit is equivalent to 2 raffle entries.

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