Saturday, February 7, 2015

First Impressions: Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner

Recently, I've been seeing a lot of people posting about the newest product of Pantene which is their 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner. I became curious about this so called 'miracle conditioner' so yesterday, I decided to pick one up at Robinsons Supermarket.

Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner Hair Fall Control
180 ml
(P159)

It's my 1st time to use it today and what I can say about this conditioner is that it smells so good. The scent of this product is just plain wonderful. I can't really tell if it's effective in reducing hair fall (Disclaimer: I DO NOT experience hair fall but I have found some products which can help strengthen and reduce hair fall) since I have only used it once but I will update you guys if it is worth the investment.  Actually, the reason why I took this particular variant was because it was the only one available at Robinsons so I decided to wing it and just try it out for myself to see what everyone is so excited about.

The Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner comes in two variants: Total Damage Care and Hair Fall Control. This conditioner is also available in three sizes: 70 ml (P59), 180 ml (P159) and 340 ml (P259).

You can get Pantene's 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner at your local supermarkets and at Zalora.com for 50 % off (Promo)!

-Aly

My Morning Routine

I've been meaning to share my morning routine with you girls for some time now but I honestly don't know what took me so long to do it. Anyway, before I start sharing my morning routine I want to give you guys an idea of what my skin is like. I have a combination skin type which means that there are parts of my face that are dry and parts of it that are oily. I started practicing this beauty regimen two years ago since I noticed some dry patches on my forehead. At first I got rid of the dryness temporarily by spraying some facial mist on a kabuki brush and just dabbing that on the dry area of my forehead before applying any makeup. Eventually, I realized that investing in good quality skincare products will help improve the state of my skin in the long run.

I keep all my essentials in this cute red tote from The Body Shop which was a gift from my aunt.




Morning Routine:



 *Products are used from left to right


 Little Baby Sweet Macaron Lip Balm


I start of by applying Little Baby Sweet Macaron Lip Balm on my lips. My puckers are Sahara Desert dry and though this lip balm does not remove the dryness completely it soothes my chapped lips and it's able to heal any minor wounds on the side of my lips. It does have a slight stinging effect though.


 Tyro White Toner


I moisten a cotton ball (I usually only use half a cotton ball) with Tyro White Toner and apply that all over my face and neck. Since this toner contains alcohol it's more drying and it stings my eye and nose area. I also find it very pungent but maybe that's just me.


 Olay Age Protect Anti-Ageing UV Lotion


I apply some Olay Age Protect Anti-Ageing UV Lotion to both my face and neck. I love Olay and I've tried other moisturizers of their but I always go back to this one since I love the fact that it has SPF 15 and that it is an anti aging lotion as well. I don't break out whatsoever and it doesn't have a greasy feel to it.


 Black Beauty Hair Moisturizer with UV Protection


After applying moisturizer on my face, I do my makeup then I use a pump of Black Beauty Hair Moisturizer with UV Protection and smooth that onto my hair. This hair serum is a little heavy on my locks so I make sure that I don't use too much of it or else it will weigh down my hair and make it look greasy. It has a powdery floral scent which I like.


Rucy's Vanity Hand Cream in Lavender


I use Rucy's Vanity Hand Cream in Lavender during the morning when I don't have pole dancing classes and I really like the formulation of this hand cream since it moisturizes my hands without making them too slippery. I'm not too keen on the scent of this since it smells like medicine instead of lavender.

And just in case you guys are wondering, I do use lotion but I only use it 4 times a week 'cause the rest of the time I use Nivea In Shower Conditioner since I attend pole dancing classes during the days when I don't have school. 

I hope guys and girls with combination skin type found this helpful!

-Aly

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pop of Color

Hello everyone! Do you ever want to wear just one color but you're afraid of looking too dull or too plain? Well, I think I have the perfect solution to your dilemma.


 [vest: True Love top: Green Hills  | skirt: Green Hills  | shoes: Tomato]
















As you can see, my outfit is very dark. My tank top is gray while my skirt, shoes and bag are all black. Even my accessories are not brightly colored making them blend with my overall look quite nicely. I wanted to add a pop of color without taking away the essence of the look I was going for which is grunge with a feminine touch. I decided to add a denim vest with floral details to make my outfit look more girly without overpowering the edgy vibe. You can also swipe a bright pink lippie like the one I'm wearing in this picture and this is called the MAC Candy Yum Yum (matte finish) lipstick which I got as a gift from my aunt and my uncle. It livens up my face and compliments the pink floral details of my vest.

-Aly

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sweater Weather

Hey guys! HAPPY NEW YEAR! I know it's been a while since I last posted some outfits of mine, so I decided to let you guys and gals catch up on what I'm wearing nowadays... I was supposed to post my oldest to my most recent outfit pickings but unfortunately the net kept crashing whenever I tried to upload them so I hope you don't mind if these posts are at a RANDOM order.


[top: Landmark, Trinoma  | pants: Uniqlo  | shoes: Tomato]




Even though it's already January the weather is still pretty chilly especially during the night time. Maria calls this 'Sweater Weather'. I have to agree with her though. It's that time of the year wherein for once, anybody can layer on their clothing for both comfort and style. Kat just loves to do so. I spotted this cool and quriky pull over in Landmark and I instantly fell in love with it. This comes in three colors: white, gray and black. My mum got me the forest green jeggings during our first visit to the newly opened Uniqlo branch in Gateway. I think that these pants are made for comfort. They are easy to wear and style at the same time. Plus, they come in a variety of colors. I ordered the shoes online at Tomato because I had a coupon which I was dying to use. You can still but these gorgeous pair of shoes though at their stores. Tomato has a lot of branches so it won't be difficult for you to get your hands on these lovely oxfords.

-Aly

Friday, October 10, 2014

Snoe Hair Heroes Super Fresh Texturizing Beach Waves Review

Who doesn't love sexy wavy hair? Although I was born with naturally straight hair, my hairdresser cuts my locks into layers to add style and a bit of wave to it. Some girls ask me if I use a curling iron to achieve my 'just got out of bed' look but honestly I just let my hair do it's own thing. On days when I do feel like styling my tresses I use Snoe Hair Heroes Super Fresh Texturizing Beach Waves.



2 Hair Heroes Super Fresh Sage Tea Tree & Peppermint Texturizing Beach Waves with Sea Salt + Moringa
Snoe Hair Heroes Super Fresh Texturizing Beach Waves
 1.69 fl. oz. /50 ml
(P 299)

What it claims:

Description 

Creates super fresh tousled sea-swept waves!
 
Hair Heroes Super Fresh Texturizing Beach Waves adds sexy, tousled waves and a light matte finish to any hair type. This defining spray will bring out the tousled, textured look you can only usually get after swimming in the sea. Your hair will still feel soft to touch but with that added bounce, definition, and a body to die for. The added moringa extract will help give moisture and shine and also help protect and repair your hair against free radicals. You can even use this on dry hair to add texture for that perfect Beach Babe look!

Directions 

 
Shake well before using. Simply spray over towel dried hair. Gently blow dry and “scrunch.” For an ultimate beach goddess look, just leave hairto dry naturally. It’s as simple as that! This Sea Salt Spray also works amazingly on your hair when it’s dry or tied back in a bun. 

Ingredients List

Aqua, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethanol, Panthenol, Glycerol, Polyquaternium-7, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Polyquaternium-4, PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Fragrance, Sea Salt, Glycerin, Moringapterygosperma, Menthapiperita, Menthol Crystal, Tetrasodium EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Mentyl lactate, Salvia sclarea, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinoneand Melaleucaalternifolia (Tea Tree) leaf oil.

Featured Ingredient

Peppermint

Peppermint balances pH level of scalp to put a stop to oily hair. Treats dry scalp and dandruff. Relieves itching. stimulates hair follicles and hair growth. Leaves hair feeling fresh all day.



Verdict: 


I use this by spritzing it on dry hair then I braid my locks and secure it with a hairtie. Afterwhich, I sleep on it overnight and I wake up with the most gorgeous beach babe looking waves! Snoe's version of 'sea spray' definitely adds vavavoom to my hair. My tresses have an added volume to it! Not only this but the formula is moisturizing as well since my locks feel soft to touch. And did I mention that it smells just like their Super Fresh Cleansing Conditioner and Dry Shampoo? For a 50 ml product I think the price is pretty reasonable. I'm looking forward to using this texturizing beach waves spray on special ocassions like my upcoming 19th birthday!


-Aly

Snoe Hair Heroes Super Fresh Dry Shampoo Review

I have searched far and wide for the perfect dry shampoo... and I think I finally found it with Snoe's Hair Heroes Super Fresh Dry Shampoo!



1 Hair Heroes Super Fresh Sage Tea Tree & Peppermint Dry Shampoo
Snoe Hair Heroes Super Fresh Dry Shampoo
2.12 oz. / Net 60 grams
(P 599)

What it claims:

Description

Snoe
Hair Heroes Super Fresh
No-Rinse Dry Shampoo
Sage, Tea Tree & Peppermint

 
Creates super fresh sexy clean hair! No time to wash? Wanna give your hair a wash break? Or wash where ever you are!
 
Hair Heroes Super Fresh No-Rinse Dry Shampoo is a lifesaving quick fix that absorbs excess oils and volumizes your locks, making the hair look and smell fresh in between washes.

Directions

Tilt bottle and lightly shake near the roots to release the product. Massage a little on to your scalp and through your hair, then shake hair or brush out. It blends in completely, even on dark hair, to give texture and a soft, matte finish. Hair will smell fresh too! 

Ingredients List

Tapioca starch, Aluminum starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone/ Vinyl DimethiconeCrosspolymer (and) Silica, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Sodium Bicarbonate, Fragrance, Menthol Crystals, MenthaPiperita (Peppermint) oil, MelaleucaAlternifolia (Tea tree) leaf oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) oil

Featured Ingredient

Peppermint

Peppermint balances pH level of scalp to put a stop to oily hair. Treats dry scalp and dandruff. Relieves itching. stimulates hair follicles and hair growth. Leaves hair feeling fresh all day.


Verdict: 

I've tried aerosol and mousse formulas of dry shampoo and I ended up not liking the latter. I picked up Snoe's Hair Heroes Super Fresh Dry Shampoo when my mum asked my dad and I to accompany her to get a haircut. While my dad and I were strolling around the mall I visited Snoe's stall to get a couple of their products and this was one of them. At first I was skeptical to try this because of the powder formula which I thought would be hard to apply on my roots. How wrong was I. This is the best dry shampoo I have ever gotten my hands on! The applicator doesn't dispense the product well so I just remove the cap and pour the product directly on my hand then I use my fingers to rub the powder on my palms and I eagerly rub it all over my scalp. The result? Fresh scented hair! The excess oil from my scalp is easily absorbed by the dry shampoo, plus it comes with a refreshing melon mint scent too! I definitely recommend this to girls on the go who want to refresh their locks throughout the day.

-Aly

Snoe Hair Heroes Super Fresh 5-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner Review

Snoe's Cleansing Conditioner is probably my favorite product of theirs. I mean what's not to love about this 5-in-1 Hair Hero?



 4 Hair Heroes Super Fresh with Sage Tea Tree & Peppermint 5-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner
Snoe Hair Heroes Super Fresh 5-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner
8.45 fl. oz./ 250ml
(P 599)

What it claims:

Description

Therapeutic Relief for severe and persistent scalp conditions
5 in 1
 

Cleansing Conditioner
After Shampoo Rinse Out Conditioner
Head Massage Stimulant Cream
Deep Treatment Mask
Leave on Conditioner

Hair Heroes Therapeutic Relief with Sage and Tea tree Mint invigorates the scalp and fights dry flakes, all while moisturizing and detangling your marvelous mane.
Even the most severe and persistent scalp conditions can be treated with this extra-strength formula. Annoying dandruff, psoriasis, scaling, and crusting are all effectively controlled with the gentle massage of this rich Cleansing Conditioner. Your hair will be left clean, soft, and fully manageable.
It’s also a fabulous foot treatment for tired, aching feet, as well as a great shaving lotion.

Directions

How to use as a cleansing conditioner:
1. Rinse your hair thoroughly and apply Snoe Hair Heroes Hair Heroes Therapeutic Relief with Sage and Tea tree Mint liberally into your hair. Start from the crown working towards the ends and gently massage into hair, applying small amounts of water to help distribute the product easily. Using a wide-tooth comb, comb through your hair for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
 

2. You may also use Snoe Hair Heroes Hair Heroes Therapeutic Relief with Sage and Tea tree Mint as a Head Massage Stimulant Cream (massage unto scalp for 15 minutes to promote hair growth), Leave on conditioner (Can be used on wet or dry hair) and as a Deep Treatment Mask (leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing) and a foot treatment for tried and aching feet. ( Massage on feet and wear socks overnight)

Ingredients List


Sage Oil- proven to boost hair growth. It soaks up excess oil and makes dirty hair fresh. It helps in reversing hair loss problems, promoting hair growth, and it thickens and strengthens compromised hair shafts for better manageability and shine.

Australian Tea Tree- will help unblock hair follicles while moisturizing your scalp and keeping it free of bacteria and fungal problems.
-Treats hair problems like persistent dandruff and itchy oily scalp.
-Rid the hair and scalp of buildup from styling and environmental exposure.


Peppermint- Balances pH level of scalp to put a stop to oily hair. Treats dry scalp and dandruff. Relieves itching. stimulates hair follicles and hair growth. Leaves hair feeling fresh all day. 

Hexamidine- Antimicrobial with a wide spectrum of activity against bacteria, fungi and yeast. Helps minimize oily scalp, irritation, acne and dandruff.

Featured Ingredient 

Peppermint

Peppermint balances pH level of scalp to put a stop to oily hair. Treats dry scalp and dandruff. Relieves itching. stimulates hair follicles and hair growth. Leaves hair feeling fresh all day.

 Verdict:

Snoe's Hair Heroes Super Fresh 5-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner is my favorite variant so far! I've tried a total of 3 out of 4 of their cleansing conditioners and this one has the best scent of all! It smells like mint and melon combined! I love using this as a head massage stimulant cream because of its cooling effect. I can say that this has the most cooling effect compared to their Intense Argan and Amplify variant. I once used this as a cleansing conditioner and oh my gosh... my bath time turned into a heavenly experience 'cause my scalp just felt absolutely cooled and refreshed! I also tried this as a foot treatment and  my feet loved that it was super moisturizing compared to my foot lotion. Plus? It also felt indulgent on my ankles as well. Repurchase? Definitely!

P.S. - I can't wait to try their Extreme variant next!

-Aly