Bringing My Hair Back to Life with Cynos’ Kerasilk Treatment

July 27, 2014

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In with Keratin

My hair is naturally a frizzy, kinky tragedy — not in the I-Woke-Up-Like-This beautiful mess kind of way, but more like Too-Damaged-From-All-The-Chemical-Dyes kind. I’ve actually done two Keratin treatments before and while they did make my hair soft and smooth as promised, they didn’t last longer than a week. Not the products’ fault, I was told my hair is just too damaged for the treatment so I really can’t expect it to last more than one or two weeks.

So going into this Kerasilk treatment with Cynos Inside Hair Care, I had managed expectations thanks to my previous experiences. I was surprised though — as it’s been two weeks since the treatment and my hair is still (miraculously) soft, smooth and manageable. Not pin straight as pictured above, but straight with body and volume that it looks like I’ve just gotten a blow dry.

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Dior Fluid Sticks – Game Changer for the First Half of 2014

July 25, 2014

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The “Gloss” for the Gloss-Averse

It’s not a lipstick, it’s not a lip gloss — it’s a fluid stick. Come again? What in the heck is a fluid stick, you ask? I know, I’m right there with you. I didn’t get the massive hype surrounding these when it first launched and exploded in the beauty blogs globally… until I tried it myself. I’ve mentioned it here in the blog a couple of times so it’s no secret — I’m not a big fan of ultra-glossy lips. My lipgloss stash (if you can call it that) is a sad, sad army of two.

But this release single-handedly changed the way I feel about gloss forever. That’s a huge statement I know — but I wouldn’t be throwing it out here if I didn’t believe it. I’m not just adding fuel to the hype, I promise… the HYPE (this time) is real, you guys.  VIEW THE REST OF THE POST →

My Style Staples

July 23, 2014

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Uniform

Crisp blouse, perfectly fit trousers, nude heels (but nowadays, I be living in ballet flats most of the time). Don’t forget cellphone bulge in right pocket. Aside from denim shorts and loose, sleeveless tops which are my no-brainer errand-day looks, this is my real, uncontrived “style”. No trendy cropped tops or skater skirts (though I do steal my sister’s sometimes when I feel like being fashion once in a while). Just the classic, never outdated basics.

Normally, it’d be a crisp white or black button-down, but I saw this last piece of light yellow blouse from GAP on sale … and in my size! So of course, the dreaded “it was meant for me” mentality naturally took over and I was transported to the cashier in an instant. I don’t feel that guilty though because it’s been a while since I bought new clothes. I’ve reached that stage where I don’t care for the latest trends anymore.

I now go for basic, classic (aka BORING) pieces I can mix and match with anything… despite the harem pants, color-blocking, lingerie as outerwear and Birks with socks trends that come and go.

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Almost Too Girly For My Life – Pink & Purple Eye Look

July 22, 2014

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OMG A SECOND VIDEO

This one is kind of a — fail — because I realized my camera doesn’t do continuous autofocus. Which means - how the heck do I film a makeup video having to stay on the same spot the camera focused on initially? I don’t understand why you’d do such a thing, Canon!

Well, actually I do — so we money-shitting mortals feel the urge to keep on upgrading. But no way am I ready to shell out more $$$ for camera gear anytime soon. Sooo, I guess I’ll have to suck it up, make do and just not move as much (!?!?!) when I do videos. #GoodluckShari

Anyway, for this look — I decided to incorporate some pink into my otherwise uniform slash favorite purple eye makeup look and well, I actually like it! I think it didn’t step the line of overly-girly (which is not at all bad, I mean what the hell does overly-girly even mean/look), which is something I think I can’t pull off. VIEW THE REST OF THE POST →

5 Days of NARSissist

July 18, 2014

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Hi guys!! I’m still here! Just been doing a lot of things and well, when I do have a bit of free time, it’s always been rest > blogging the past week. It doesn’t help that the weather is absolutely crazy over in this neck of the woods with a super typhoon that just swept the nation. Ack! K, so I’m not entirely blaming the weather. I’ve just been really tired in general that I couldn’t even reserve some energy to open up my laptop. I swear, I haven’t opened it once this week.

Anyway, I’m back and hopefully I don’t have to keep on doing these 1-week sabbaticals (!). So I realized my last post on the NARSissist palette didn’t really illustrate how much I truly love it now. Which is why I’m backing that post up with this new one featuring a few of the looks I’ve done with the palette. No more words after this post, just photos! VIEW THE REST OF THE POST →