Monday, August 30, 2010

Press Release: Sunsilk Co-Creations

The TV Commercial for Sunsilk Co-Creations shampoo has been going on & on for quite sometime.

While i am not really a Sunsilk user, i always have great respect for local products that are really designed & created for Filipina-use. For it goes to show how dedicated the companies are in bringing out the best in every Filipinas without paying exorbitant price to achieve it.

Now here is what Sunsik has to say:

Everyone deserves beautiful hair. Sunsilk believes that the secrets to beautiful hair shouldn’t be locked behind the salon door. That's why Sunsilk has worked with internationally renowned hair experts to create salon-quality products for every girl, whoever she is, wherever she lives, whatever her hair type.

For over half a century, Sunsilk has relentlessly sought to bring brilliant hair products to millions of women across the world to care for hair and keep it at its best. In a quest to unlock the secrets to specific hair types, Sunsilk began a search for these specialist hair experts: the world’s best at what they do, be it straight, sleekness, hairfall or damage control. Experts who are not only superlative hair professionals, hairdressers or clinicians, but obsessive industry pioneers who don’t sleep until their clients have perfect hair. They are dedicated to the creation of the world’s best hair care products; they love, live and feel for that particular hair type; the kind of perfectionism you want to bottle. They’ve turned obsession into a life ambition.

So has Sunsilk, making it the perfect reason to work together; not as a one-off, but in a long-term partnership where their shared vision creates something new, different better.

Now, Sunsilk is co-creating product ranges with some of the world’s best hair experts. Their role – to “steer” and “stir”: providing valuable insight and knowledge to help create brilliant new products, working alongside the brand’s technical teams to produce brilliant new formulations for all hair types.

These are their shampoos which are addressed to different needs:


Enriched with Olive Serum Nutri Complex, it gently cleanses and gives care to the most damaged hair, while reconstructing beneath the hair surface and filling damaged cracks deep inside – layer by layer, strand by strand. Sunsilk teamed up with Bobsoho Salon of London, founded by Thomas Taw, famous for resuscitating damaged hair, to co-create Sunsilk’s most advanced Damage Repair formulation to give back extreme smoothness and health to your damaged hair.

SRP: P89.00/200mL bottle


Enriched ZPT Citrus Complex, it thoroughly cleanses and refreshes while purifying your scalp to start elimination dandruff** from the first wash and protect the hair’s natural condition from dryness. Sunsilk teamed up with Dr. Francesca Fusco from NYC, world-class dermatologist and expert at understanding skin and scalp care, to co-create Sunsilk’s most advanced Anti-Dandruff formulation for a restored dandruff-free** scalp and beautiful hair.

SRP: P89.00/200mL bottle


Enriched with Soya Vitamin Complex, it gently cleanses weakened, easily-broken hair, while reinforcing hair from roots to tips. Sunsilk teamed up with Dr. Francesca Fusco from NYC, world-class dermatologist and expert at understanding skin and scalp care, to co-create Sunsilk’s most advanced Hair Fall* Solution formulation for visibly less hair fall.

SRP: P89.00/200mL bottle


Enriched with Keratin Yogurt Nutri-Complex, it gently cleanses and coats hair strands to smoothen fluffy hair. Sunsilk teamed up with Yuko Yamashita from Japan, creator of YUKO Hair Straightening, turning hair from unruly to manageable, to co-create Sunsilk’s most advanced Smooth and Manageable formulation for extraordinarily smoother++ hair that stays beautifully in place all day long.

SRP: P89.00/200mL bottle


Enriched with Ceramide Macadamia Complex, it gently cleanses and conditions even the driest and roughest hair, while acting as a softening agent to rebalance hair condition. Sunsilk teamed up with Bobsoho Salon, founded by Thomas Taw, famous for resuscitating dry hair, to co-create Sunsilk’s most advanced Soft&Smooth formulation for hair that is silky soft to the touch.

SRP: P89.00/200mL bottle


Enriched with Amino Collagen Complex, it cleanses your straight hair and gently relaxes your hair bonds, providing softness and suppleness to give natural movement ++ to your artificially straightened hair. Sunsilk teamed up with Paris-born Teddy Charles, creator of the world’s latest runway and premier fashion magazine looks, to co-create Sunsilk’s most advanced Straight and Flowing formulation for ideally straighter hair full of natural movement.

SRP: P89.00/200mL bottle

Enriched with Active Fruitamin Complex, its rich moisture formula gently cleanses and refreshes your hair, while penetrating it and fortifying hair fibers so it becomes up to 10x stronger*+ and 3x smoother+ with boosted shine. Sunsilk teamed up with Paris-born Teddy Charles, creator of some of the world’s latest runway and premier fashion magazine looks, to co-create Sunsilk’s most advanced Strong & Long formulation for strong* and smoother hair.

SRP: P89.00/200mL bottle

*    Against hair breakage & split ends due to combing
+    Based on lab tests vs non-conditioning shampoo with regular use of Sunsilk shampoo &
With use of Sunsilk Damage Repair System
**  No visible flakes with regular use
++  Based on lab tests vs non-conditioning shampoo

After that, let's get to know the brilliant people behind these creations:

 Yuko Yamashita

 Yuko Yamashita, a hair stylist, salon owner, and entrepreneur wanted to make people's lives easier when it came to hair care. As a young Japanese stylist, Yuko met countless women who were unhappy with their hair. The most common complaint was unruly hair that had to be constantly styled every morning and the mere suggestion of rain would make it frizzy and uncontrollable. Yuko wanted her customers including many celebrities to have beautiful, straight and healthy hair without spending hours getting it that way, so she created Yuko Hair Straightening, which has been taking the world by storm for over 10 years.

 Teddy Charles

 Teddy Charles has been creating fabulous looks since he was a teenager in France and has a world-class range of high profile partnerships. He has worked with photographers such as Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, Glen Luchford, Mikael Jansson and Karl Lagerfield. Magazines such as French, Italian, American and Teen Vogue, i-D, V, Numero, and Vogue Nippon have all picked up on his inspirational range of work helping to raise his profile amongst the world’s fashionistas. His work combines a flare for contemporary femininity and glamour with an edgy bohemian sensibility. All these attributes have made him an obvious choice for brands as diverse as Calvin Klein and GAP. Teddy’s creations come to life on the catwalk and his hair styles have been seen at Luca and Luca, Marchesa, Rag & Bone and Sari Gueron shows. A-list celebrities have been equally quick to recognize his talents, as illustrated by his impressive clientele including Sarah Jessica Parker, Blake Lively and Hayden Panettiere.

 Tom Taw
Tom Taw is in an entrepreneurial hair stylist from London. His career began when, aged fifteen and working in his local salon, he realized that hairdressing was his calling, and has since learnt from some major hair figures, as well as high-profile Italian hairdressers. After a stint as Senior Creative Director at Aveda, Tom is no stranger to creating impressive and inspirational looks. He not only designs for fashion shows, but also speaks at educational seminars. He opened his Soho salon - ‘BOBSOHO’ – in 2007 where he concentrates on enhancing the natural beauty of hair. The work of his creative team regularly appears in the pages of fashion Bibles Vogue and Elle and he is fast becoming a hit with the stars.
 Francesca Fusco, MD

Francesca Fusco, MD is a world-leading expert in dermatology and scalp care. Dr. Fusco graduated from New York Medical College in 1985 and she has been practicing since 1989. Her approach is based on the philosophy that with early intervention, patients can avoid invasive treatments. Francesca urges people to recognise the delicate nature of scalp; as an extension of the skin on your face. Dr. Fusco is an expert dermatology resource for the television media community and has appeared on CNN, CBS News, and Inside Edition. Alongside TV, her medical advice appears regularly in magazines and newspapers such as NY Times, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Shape, InStyle, Allure, Glamour, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News. For her, a woman’s hair is her ‘crowning glory’, and is dedicated to giving every girl the best head start possible to getting glorious hair through care for the scalp.

For Sunsilk fans, this would truly be a good thing. I, personally, am not a Sunsilk fan, but then let's see if this new formula would actually work for me.
I'll let you know about my thoughts after testing it out.

So, have you road tested Sunsilk already?

Hope y'all have a great week ahead!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Weekend Nails: Jagged-esque nails

I have been in the house for the past 2 weeks. I wasn't able to get out because i have a lot of things to do & everything. I have been going out of my mind with boredom & this is the effect of it.

It's perfect for it is exactly how the state of my mind is... all rowdy & jagged. I have been neglecting my hands & nails for it looks all dry & flaky. *sigh* So im saying in advanced that my cuticle looks horrible. I seem to have misplaced my Lush Lemony Flutter.

This needs a steady hand for it's hard to draw the lines if your hands are shaky.. believe right hand looks awful! (-__-')

Well, let's start the tutorial.

Choose your base color. Actually this design is cuter if you will use different colors, but just so that you'll be able to see everything clearly, i just choose white.

Isn't this design better-looking if you use different colors? Since my nails are short, i just opted for 2 tones.

Now, I use 2 brushes when i did this design. One is for applying the strips, on which i use the brush 1/0 & the small lines on which i use brush 000.

Apply stripes on the nails like so... If you plan to use different colors, then apply the darker colors below going lighter at the top for a gradient-y effect.

Let it dry. Afterward, it's time to start praying that your hands are steady enough to draw small lines.hehe

Dip your smallest brush on a glop of polish, start with the lighter color first.

Then draw fine lines like so. Just lightly drag your brush downward.

Afterward, it's time to do the same with the other colors!

This might be hard but it is well worth your time for this design is the type that will really call attention.

Well, there ya go!
Have a great weekend, mina-san!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sally Hansen Polish Remover Review

Hisashiburi, mina-san!
Went on a mini hiatus with everything that has happened lately..pms, monthlies, class records, family problems, illnesses, etc...

But anyway, im kind of back... let's hope that i'll be able to keep the ball rolling.

Polish Remover is an important product in doing your nails. I used to use pure Acetone in removing nail polish which dries my nails making it brittle & chip faster. I have tried a couple of nail polish removers, especially the The FaceShop polish remover, which i actually like.

I ran out of TFS polish remover & since The FaceShop is quite far from where i live so i just have to make do with the polish remover that is readily available in the mall. I saw Sally Hansen Polish Remover & decided to give it a try.

So, is it worth your money?
Let's get to know it first...

Sally Hansen has 3 formulas to suit your needs. I just choose the Moisturizing since i always apply nail polish & would want a product that would restore moisture even though i use nail polish regularly. I don't want my nails to dry so it;s better to use a product that could moisturize nails as much as possible.

I think they have pink one which is Strengthening - which is recommended for weak, thin nails & the blue one which is the Salon Formula for artificial nails... i can't exactly remember though for i only remember the colors.hehe

So, this is the Moisturizing Formula for dry, brittle nails. Feel free to read the description.

This is mostly a comparison of my favorite polish remover to this product...

It says that it got Vitamins which could help promote strong, healthy-looking nails. I don't see any difference between The FaceShop polish remover when it comes to the formula. Benefit-wise, i think they are the same, it hydrates the nails & remove the polish without the dry feeling that acetone leaves.

Basically they share the same chemicals too though this one got a lot more for it has Aloe, Lanolin & Tocopheryl Acetate for additional moisturizing abilities.

It removes nail polishes easily & won't leave a whitish stain. The scent would actually linger even if you have already washed your hands.

The only thing that i can compare them would be the packaging & i guess in the scent. While The FaceShop's polish remover have a strawberry-scent, this one have that artificial-smell which is not exactly that bad, but of course i'd rather go for the berry-scented if possible.

With that, let's go with the packaging.

The bottle got a mouth that is as big as a ketchup bottle, albeit lacking in stopper, that is not child-resistant. You could drop pieces of grapes without even marring the skin. So, it's better to buy a separate bottle when you plan to use it because this is not dummy-friendly & could just spill on you if you have shaky hands.

It's no problem because i have a separate bottle in cases like this. Just make sure that you store this where kids can't reach this.

Now the big difference when it comes to comparing the quantity.

While The FaceShop has a 100ml product (priced for Php100) that could actually go a long way so it's still worth it, this one is 236.5 ml which is priced for Php 185 only. Money-wise, this is a lot cheaper than that.

Let's break it down

  • cheap
  • works great
  • available in different formulas
  • locally available in major malls

  • bottle is not dummy-friendly for clumsy people like me
  •  scent is not that good compare to The Faceshop
So, with this, i don't need to buy the small bottle of polish remover of The FaceShop. I'll be saving money in the long run.

Have you tried this?
Whats your favorite polish remover?

Hope y'all have a great day!

I can't wait for the Resident Evil: Afterlife.

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D photo

I've been a big Resident Evil fan ever since starting from the playstation games. I thought that the Resident Evil movie series would end in 3, but i was so happy when my student informed me that there is a 4th installment & it's gonna be shown this September! I love RE2..i think this is the movie that broke my expectation..i mean in most movies, the 1st one is always the best one...the other series would just fall behind, but not the 2nd part of RE. I think it went beyond the 1st one.

Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller and Milla Jovovich in Screen Gems' "Resident Evil: Afterlife".

Well, with Wentworth Miller as Chris Redfield, who won't be excited with that! I sure wish that Carlos was as H-O-T as Wentworth Miller! hehehe...*wishful thinking*

I'm just crossing my fingers that it would also be shown here in the Philippines September 10. I can't wait!!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation Review

I'm not a foundation fan.

Even though i am a make-up lover, 1 thing that i usually skip/not crazy about is foundation. To think it is supposed to be the basic one since it will hide away flaws which is 1 of the main reason why we apply make-up, I just tend to not use it if it's possible.


I sweat a lot so i just find it useless. I have a hyperactive sweat glands, thanks to that (-__-"), i can't abide the fact that foundation (especially powder) makes my skin look & feel muddy when i sweat. Yuck!

Plus, im acne-prone so i try to avoid irritating my skin further by any face product that might clog my pores.
So i just not use foundation at all if possible. But that doesn't mean i don't wear any especially during the time that i need to put my best face forward. Now in scenarios like this, i reach for Revlon Colorstay Make-up with SoftFlex

The name Colorstay fits this one because it does stay on your face for a long time ^_~

I don't really know what SoftFlex is though. What chemical component does this SoftFlex has that "provides all day comfort"?

What i like about this is that it doesn't make me breakout, which is good (provided that i make sure that i take everything off of my face). It doesn't irritate my skin even though im acne-prone.

Another good thing about this is that they have another version which is for normal/dry skin so you could choose something that really fits your need.

 Product Description:

Ingredients list...

One of the things that i don't like about this one is the packaging. It's so hard to get the product out of it because it's just in a bottle like this. It could also make the product dries faster & shorten the shelf life because it is constantly exposed to air each & every time you use it. But hey, the glass is so thick that even if slips in your hand it won't just break, which also makes it sealed air-tight.

My Revlon shade is Buff & it looks like so. For reference, im MAC NC20.

I prefer using a flat top brush rather than a stippling or foundation brush because i find that it gives me a good even finish.

Prepare yourself for you'll see how my 'bare' face looks like..not exactly bare for i have red lipstick, mascara & eyeliner. I used Benefit Dr. Feelgood as a 'primer' just to act as a barrier, but then Dr Feelgood doesn't have any color at all & is just a translucent powder so it won't affect my tone.

I already enumerated everything on the pic itself. I wasn't able to take a full face shot beforehand..but i guess this will do.
  • Uneven skin tone - see how my neck looks different from my chest & face?
  • Redness - i have a couple of red marks on my cheek & nose area
  • Large pores - this is one of my major problem (-__-")
  • Acne marks - im sure everyone know that i suffered from acne a while back..& actually up until now
So now that we got that over with, let's see the difference if i apply it.

Im sure you know what part i applied it only for it's pretty obvious,ne?Poor lighting, i know...But at least you get to see the difference.

You can see how it evened out my skintone, minimizing redness & other blemishes as well. It provides medium to full coverage & also a matte finish.

While it could perfectly give you the coverage that you need, i  would just like to say that since this got a useless SPF 6, it is not good for photo shoot. The SPF will make you look like a cadaver since it will leave a whitish cast. I think this is way better without the SPF at all.

Another thing that i don't like about this product is that it dries so fast that you have to work real fast in blending it, failure to do so could result to streaky-ness & splotches. Hence i prefer to use the ELF Studio flat top brush for it's easier to stipple it because it's bigger compare to any stippling brush.

The major thing that ticks me off about this is that it oxidizes on me!
Well, on the other hand, at least it doesn't make me go 100x darker than my real tone..LOL... just a shade darker. But it's still not good,ne?

As for it having SoftFlex that "provides all-day comfort", im not that sure about it being comfortable because again, im not used to wearing foundation so it didn't really made me feel that comfortable at all because im not used to medium coverage.

Since my skin is acting like a biotch at the time that i decided to take the pic above, i wasn't able to successfully take a good pic of me wearing the foundation on so i just decided to use my older pic. This was actually from my Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner Review.

I used the same product here & this is taken in broad daylight so you'll get to see how it looks like in natural light.

It would definitely give you a nice matte coverage so if you want a softer look make sure that you use a good finishing powder that can make up for it.

This is available at major malls & is priced at Php825 ($18+) each. I know that this is cheaper in the US so if you have any relatives in US its better to just ask them to buy it for you. This makes those regular drugstore make-up brand almost a high-end brand here because it's not as budget-friendly as we want to be.

So, let's do a summary for this product
  • locally available
  • stays on for a long time
  • great coverage
  • doesn't make me break out
  • transfer-resistant once dry (but since i sweat a lot, its not that effective in my case)
  • packaging sucks - i think every liquid foundation needs pump
  • dries fast so you have to work fast in blending
  • it oxidizes on me *sigh*
  • i find it expensive
  • not good for taking pics with the flash on for it will leave a whitish cast
  • useless SPF6 (why only SPF6?! it won't make a difference at all..LOL)
-I'm not really used to medium coverage for i always go for a sheer look so during the time i use this i mix it with a primer just to dilute it.
-If you find a shade too light for you, then you can just mix it with other shades since this is in liquid form so mixing is easy.
-Anything that you apply on your face should also be applied on your neck area. You want everything to look well blended from your face to your decolletage.
-While some people may love that it does stay on the face, cleaning the brush is not. For it does stay on the bristles of your brush like a leech! Removing it is a pain in the bottom!

For the time being, i think this is an ok product. Next one on my list is the VMV liquid foundation... now that one is expensive (-__-").. have to save up for that...

Well, there goes my 2 cents.
How about you, what's your favorite liquid foundation?
Have you tried this?
Lemme know!

Have a great day,hunnies!
Jaa ne~!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Faceshop's Eyelash Adhesive Review

I said before that i was really pinning on eyelash glue, which of course is in GLUE form, compare to eyelash adhesive which is mostly in liquid form. I was thinking that the glue ones are really sticky & will probably last for hours & hours.

When i saw this at The Faceshop i thought that this is actually a glue. I immediately bought it without even checking the content for i was fooled into thinking that if the container looks like this it would automatically be in glue form.


I was disappointed that it's in liquid form. I thought that it was a complete waste since i hate liquids in adhesive for it is messy! Since i am loving my current mascaras together, which are Fiberwig & Majolica Majorca , i never had the need to use false lashes anymore. But one day i decided to wear falsies because i can't find them. One try & i said to myself never to judge a product until you really get to try it!

This is the bomb!!

Let's get to product description...

Package looks like lash glue..but again, THIS IS NOT GLUE-LIKE, BUT LIQUID FORM.

Nail Tutorial for this nail design over HERE

You have to believe that this got super staying power!

Back Carton.... Feel free to read..

Since this is liquid, it's hard to clean the tip since it's hard to control the amount of the product that comes out every time you use it. Just squeeze the product our carefully, you don't want a big amount for a little goes a long way.

My advice is to put it in a piece of paper first compare to applying directly to your lashes for if it spills on your lashes, your lashes would be ruined for this is really sticky!

What i like about this too is that it indicates when it's already tacky. It tells you when it's ready...perfect for dummies like me! hehe

I mean we have to wait until the glue becomes tacky before we apply the falsies,right? Sometimes it's hard to know when it does become tacky, the only perfect way to tell it is if we touch it. But then if you do touch it, the oils on your fingers will transfer to the glue, making the glue not as durable as we want them to be. Especially the edges, since that is where we most likely touch it,ne?

Am i right or correct?

So going back, this has a way of knowing when is the right time to apply your falsies because it will change the color when it becomes tacky!

Let's take a look...

This is how it looks like when you squeeze it out of the tube... Sorry i wasn't able to find something cleaner at the moment, but this would do for the time being. I just found this cube lying somewhere...

It has this whitish-blue color... but as time goes by, it dries & become tackier, it will...

...turn to bluish-green color. I wasn't able to capture the green color.. But just trust me on this, ok? It will change the color. Smart,eh?

This is not really super tacky yet, but since i don't have the time to wait for it & i applied it thick, mind you, so it might take a few more minutes.. but you get the idea,right?

Again, this is a cube..a dirty one. There would be dirt underneath the glue, which could actually affect the tackiness of it (main reason why i didn't clean it). It might dislodge because of that, plus the fact that i keep on lightly touching the glue as it dries, but nope, this stayed on like its life depended on it!


After much shaking, wiggling & stretching of my skin, it stood the test of the cube!

The cube didn't budge... How much more for just mere falsies? This cube is like 50x heavier than falsies.

This is actually just an illustration, when i used it, it really didn't budge. I wore the false lashes for like a whole day &the ends are still intact! Now this is a real eyelash adhesive!!!

The problem is, i can't remember the exact price. (-__-")
I think this is priced at Php 150 more or less ($4 more or less). I'll just edit this when i get to visit the shop again & is sure of the price, but this is way cheaper than Ardell or Andrea's Eyelash Glue.

Ok, let's get to the summary

  • cheap
  • it really makes the falsies adhere to the root of your lash line FOREVER
  • readily available (TFS is available in major malls)
  • 1 tube will go a long way!
  • you have to be extra careful when you apply this directly to your lashes for it could ruin your lashes if you put too much
if you are having a hard time removing the falsies then apply an oil-based make-up remove on a cotton pad & let it sit on your lashes first to loosen it.

I love this one!
I don't see myself thinking of trying out lash glues..not even Duo, for this one works like a charm for me!

Have you tried this?
I suggest you do so especially if you are looking for an adhesive that can make your falsies stay like a good girl.

Hope you all have a great week ahead
Jaa ne~!

Monday, August 16, 2010

~thank you~

Thank you so much for those who expressed concerns for my health the past couple of days. It made me so happy that my eyes misted for each comments from you all. I really didn't expect love & prayers to pour in.

Thank you so  much,hunnies!
 A big cyber hug to everybody!

Luckily, i only have the occasional  lump that grows during the time when hormones are rioting in your body. It's gone now...thank goodness! I'll not go into details about my month cycle but when i say i have an irregular cycle, IT IS IRREGULAR. Hence, my hormones are wrecking havoc. *sigh*

Anyway, i would just like to say thank you to each & everyone who sent a message & well-wishes. I am so glad that i am a blogger for i am able to know a lot of people. I'm sorry if i was not able to reply back, but i appreciate every message & it made me really deliriously happy!

Regular blogging will commence now.

Again, my heartfelt gratitude to YOU. *hugs*

Arigato gozaimasu,mina-san!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Weekend Nails: flower tipped

Now that my nails have grown longer, i think i can now sport some 'french-tipped' type of nail arts. This has inspired me to show my girlie side by decorating my nails with flowers!

This is a pretty easy nail art. You don't think so?
Well, let's start the tutorial:

  • Choose your desired base color.

  •  Wait for it to dry then start putting the petals of the flowers first. 
If you don't know how to apply dots, you can click HERE to see how.

Make sure that each flower has its own petals & doesn't 'share' it with other flowers for it will just destroy the over-all look. See how i encircled the petals to show each flowers that i will be making.

  • Then finally add the center of the flower.

Don't forget to add a top coat!

Pretty easy,ne?

I'm not exactly a glitter fan, but you could also add glitter on your base before you start putting the flowers for it to look funkier!

I even tried it with a red base, but the yellow center just doesn't show up in the pic. But it was still fun!

Well, hope you try out this look.
It's almost friday & i can't wait for the weekend!

Jaa ne~!

Believe in B.liv's Dump Off Drawn! I do!

I was contacted by B.liv weeks ago to try out their products. I have been so lazy in applying any skin care products lately that i can alrea...