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

Snoe Hair Heroes Amplify 5-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner Review

I finally got my hands on Snoe's Hair Heroes Amplify 5-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner last August! Here's what I can say about this product...



3 Hair Heroes Amplify with Rosemary, Ginseng, Lawat, Burdock and Coconut 5-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner
Snoe Hair Heroes Amplify 5-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner
8.45 fl. oz./ 250ml
(P 599) 

What it claims:

Description: 

Increase hair density for thinning hair
5-in-One
 
Cleansing Conditioner
After Shampoo Conditioning Rinse
Scalp Rub-on Over Night Treatment
Deep Treatment Crème
Leave-on Detangler


Pump up the volume with help for hair loss!

Snoe Hair Heroes AMPLIFY is a 5-in-one product designed to counter temporary hair thinning caused by stress, fatigue, pregnancy, medication, or seasonal changes. AMPLIFY will help thinning, shedding, breaking and slow-growing hair. Hair is left instantly fuller and more lustrous.


This cleansing conditioner replaces shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler, leave-on conditioner, and even shaving cream. For all hair types.

Directions

How to use as a cleansing conditioner:
1. Rinse your hair thoroughly and apply Snoe Hair Heroes Extreme Emu & Acai 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 AMPLIFY as a scalp rub-on treatment (can be used on wet or dry hair and leave overnight) and as a deep treatment crème (leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing out) and Leave-on Detangler (apply before styling)

Ingredients List

Contains:

Rosemary Oil- stimulates hair follicles for hair to grow longer and stronger. Slows down premature hair loss and graying hair. 

Coconut Oil- will penetrate hair shaft and help reduce loss of protein Prevents hair loss and alleviate dandruff. 

Panax Ginseng Root- provides hair and scalp with energy and nourishment. It increases blood flow and stimulates microcirculation. It provides hair with elasticity and silkiness.

Burdock Root Extract- Decelerates hair loss, strengthens hair follicles and encourages healthy hair growth. 

Lawat- contains fatty acids that are food for the scalp and rejuvenates hair follicles. Saponin content is anti aging, anti inflammatory and anti-oxidant in nature.

Deionized Water, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone (and) Cetrimonioum Chloride (and) Trideceth -`10, Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Glutinosa Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone I, Fragrance, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Virgin Coconut Oil, Water (and) Panax Ginseng Root Extract (and) Arginine (and) Acetyl Tyrosine (and) Arctium Majus Root Extract (and) Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (and) Ornithine HCl (and) Citruline (and) Glycosamine HCl (and) Biotin, Cocamide Monoethanolamine, Rosemary Oil, Honey Extract, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Dimethicone, Menthor Crystal, Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Oil and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (and) Methylisothiazolinone

Verdict: 

After suffering from a hair mishap last May, (I asked for a trim and the hairdresser cut more than an inch off.) I decided to purchase Snoe's Hair Heroes Amplify 5-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner to help my locks grow longer and thicker faster. Unfortunately the pump I got was damaged. I remedied this by using my old pump from my old cleansing conditioner bottle. This smells slightly less overwhelming compared to their Intense Argan variant. I used this as a scalp rub-on over night treatment and I put it on my scalp every night religiously for a month and a few weeks but I did not see any results with this product as a hair thickener. However, it worked just as well in cleansing my hair like their Intense Argan 5-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner. I also tried using this as a shaving cream and it works wonders on my underams! No cuts or knicks on my armpits at all. Lastly, I was able to try using Snoe's Hair Heroes Amplify 5-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner as a deep treatment creme and it left my hair feeling soft and luscious after bathing.

-Aly

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Bench and Watsons Haul + Product Reviews!!!

Before the end of last semester, I decided to stock up on daily essentials since I was already running low on my supplies. I bought the following items from Bench and Watsons.



 Organics Papaya & Seaweed Shower Creme
7.05 oz./200 g
(P  89 each, Promo)

What it claims:

Whitens and firms for smoother even-toned skin.

Description

Bathe your skin with this luxurious shower bath in cream form enriched with natural extracts.

  • Papaya Extract is a proven and effective ingredient that helps exfoliate dead skin cells to reveal whiter, smoother complexion
  • Seaweed Extract helps the skin's texture and elasticity for firm, even toned-skin
Together, they help rejuvenate the skin to keep it flawless, healthy and radiant.

Directions

Apply onto bath sponge or wash cloth and lather on skin. Rinse thoroughly.

Verdict:

When I first took a whiff of this shower cream, I didn't find the scent appealing that much. However, upon using the product I found myself liking the peculiar smell of the combination of the papaya and seaweed extracts. The cream is thick but not too thick and it lathers up quite well. I think a little of this goes a long way but I prefer to be a bit more generous whenever I use this in the shower. However, I did not notice if the shower cream did indeed whiten and tone my skin.


 Organics Bamboo & Green Tea Body Lotion
250 g/8.8 oz
(P 89, Promo)

What it claims:

Detoxifies skin impurities for healthy skin.

Description

Lavish your skin with this luxurious body lotion enriched with natural antioxidants.


  • Bamboo Extract helps refresh dull and tired skin caused by stress and pollution
  • Green Tea Extract promotes skin renewal, has natural sun protection and antibacterial properties
Together, they help promote healthy, youthful, and vibrant skin.

Verdict:

What I liked most about this body lotion is that it doesn't leave a sticky feeling on my skin. The scent is light and not overpowering. I love that this product has multiple benefits. Since I don't really put sunblock everyday it's very convenient that this lotion already has natural sun protection. It protects my skin from the harmful rays of the sun!


 Organics Bamboo & Green Tea Body Scrub
7.05 oz./200 g
(P 89, Promo)


What it claims:

Detoxifies skin impurities for healthy skin.

Description

Pamper your skin with this gentle exfoliating body scrub enriched with natural antioxidants.

  • Bamboo Extract helps refresh dull and tired skin caused by stress and pollution
  • Green Tea Extract promotes skin renewal, has natural sun protection and antibacterial properties
Together, they help promote healthy, youthful, and vibrant skin.

Directions

Massage all over your body. Apply generously on rough areas. Rinse thoroughly.

Verdict:

I have tried other body scrubs and I can say that this is by far the creamiest of them all. It has a thick formulation. The scent of this scrub is the same as the lotion variant. It's a bit hard to spread because of the consistency but other than that I have no qualms about it. It exfoliates my skin quite well and leaves it soft and smooth as well.


 Olay Natural White Instant Glowing Fairness Cream in Light
20 g
(P 79)


What it claims:

Olay Natural White Instant Glowing Fairness Serum formula works immediately to brighten your face and also helps to provide following benefits:

- Correct uneven skin tone
- Make skin tone lighter
- Provide sun protection to give you fair looking skin that glows
- It has combined effect of tone correction serum + moisturizer

Directions

Use Olay Natural White Instant Glowing Fairness Cream twice a day on a clean face and neck.

Verdict:

The first time I tried this cream out, I bought the sachet version for only P 15. Initially I used this as my make-up base before applying face cream powder. I ended up liking it so much that I purchased more of it. It really does give that instant glowing fairness effect on my face plus it moisturizes my skin without making it look too oily. This product is also multi tasking and it has uv protection.

 Olay Age Protect Anti-Ageing Cream
18 g
(P 139)


What it claims:
  1. Lighten Dark Spots
  2. Visibly Reduce Wrinkles
  3. Improve Skin Tone
Directions

Use on clean face & neck. Avoid contact with the eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. If skin or eye irritation develops, discontinue use.

Verdict:

Maybe some of you are wondering as to why and 18 year old girl like me is already using an anti-aging cream. The reason behind this is pretty simple, starting young is key to having beautiful and youthful looking skin. I don't have dark spots so I can't tell if this cream removes it. I do have minimal wrinkles on my forehead but this product keeps it at bay by reducing fine lines. I noticed that my skin has a healthy looking glow after using this every night.


 Garnier Brightening Eye Roll-On
15 ml
(P 240)


What it claims:

  • Immediate cooling effect to decongest puffy eyes
  • In 14 days, skin looks brighter and more radiant
  • In 28 days, bags and dark circles are reduced

Verdict:


When I was younger I was able to try this eye roll-on and I must admit that at first I din't like it cause it irritated the skin under my eyes. There was a burning sensation whenever I used it. I decided to give this product another chance since the eye cream I was using was making my eyes swollen. Though the bags and dark circles under my eyes have not diminished this roll-on gives me a refreshing effect.


 Apollo Petroleum Jelly
25 g
(P 31)


What it claims:
  • Moisturizes dry skin overnight
  • Soothes chapped skin and lips
  • Soothes minor burns
  • Helps prevent diaper rash
  • Soothes minor scrapes
  • Removes eye make-up

Directions


Apply liberally as often as necessary.

Verdict:

I use this religiously every night as a lip balm an it is the best one that I have used! Let me just tell you guys that I have tried a lot lip balms ever since I was a child but nothing can compare to the moisturizing properties of petroleum jelly. Naturally, I have dry lips and this is my savior! It soothes my chapped lips overnight!


Aficionado Bath & Body Spray in Fancy
110 ml
(P 90 each)


Verdict:

I have been using this cologne since I was a sophomore in high school. I love the fresh and girly scent of this. The aroma isn't cloying and it doesn't hurt my nose at all! Sadly, the scent doesn't last very long so I find myself applying more of this cologne through out the day.

-Aly

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Princess Hazel Salon & Spa Royal Experience!!!

Last Friday, Ms. Hazel Uy invited me to try out the services offered at her salon called Princess Hazel Salon & Spa located at Unit 203 Pacific Century Tower, 1472-1476 Quezon Avenue, Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City, 1103. I have been reading a lot of good reviews from their customers and I've always wanted to visit the salon because of it's beautiful ambiance. I absolutely love the color combination of the place which is purple and gold! It looks like the palace of her royalty herself!


This was taken at the entrance of Pacific Century Tower.






And this is me about to enter Princess Hazel Salon & Spa! You can see the look of excitement on my face.






Services offered:






Reception Area:








They also sell various accessories, wigs and extensions.














The friendly staff of Princess Hazel Salon & Spa:


(FR: L-R; Ms. Ruby, Ms. Lyn and Mr. Joseph)


This is the waiting area. Isn't it pretty?






Manicure, pedicure and footspa area:






They have a wide selection of high quality nail polishes.






Hair Service Room:




Massage Area:


The curtains look majestic.








Radio Frequency and Body Scrub Room:






Waxing Room:






Facial Room:






My friend Raina and I getting a footspa package which includes a footspa of course, a manicure and a pedicure.




Voila! The finished product! I chose Zoya nail polish in a dark purple shade with a glittery matte finish.








Raina and I were really satisfied with the work of Ms. Lyn and Ms. Ruby. They treated us like modern day princesses!






This is the fabulous Ms. Ruby who took care of my hands and feet. 





Overall, I would really recommend anyone and everybody to try out Princess Hazel Salon & Spa! They offer various services which can cater to the young and old alike! Be it male or female, I'm sure they have something special for you! Best of all the prices are reasonable! The staff and the owner, Ms. Hazel Uy are very nice and accommodating as well. What more could you ask for? So go ahead and give yourself some time to relax, rejuvenate and reinvent yourself by visiting Princess Hazel Salon & Spa and experience royalty today!

*Open from Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-9:00 pm

*Contact them at: 09165595222/(02) 294 5819

*Follow them on Instagram: @ilovehairph
                              Twitter: @PrincessHazelUy

-Aly