Sparkle TV: My First Empties Video

It took me a looooong time to gather these products! Obviously, they are my favorites and I can’t live in a perfect beauty world without them! Watch and see what they are, because these babies definitely worth your moolah ;)

 

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel (click this: http://bit.ly/SparkleSubscribe) if you want to see more videos, guys! I really enjoy the challenge of making them and being able to feel like I’m personally talking to all of my sparkly readers, but I do need your (moral) support! Hehe! So please like, comment, and tell your friends to please subscribe also! As for my loyal subbies, I know who you are and I’m sending you so much l-o-v-e and gratitude!!!

I’ll see you guys next Wednesday for the next episode of Sparkle TV (subscribe here: http://bit.ly/SparkleSubscribe) and have a great weekend!! ♥

4 Hair Strategies For Modern, Cool Girl Waves

Remember when I cut my hair? Well, I was kinda stressing over the weekend because I couldn’t figure out how to style it. But after a lot of IG stalking, I think I finally got it!!

Yessssss!!! I finally figured out the winning hair formula!

Yessssss!!! I finally figured out the winning hair formula!

Unfortunately, the stylist usually gets the blame when a cut doesn’t turn out as expected. But since I super love + trust mine (read about him here), I knew that it was a “user error” and just had to adjust my hair game. Here’s how I did it:

Mane Strategy #1: Prep with the right product.

After drying my hair, I scrunched a blob of Ouai Finishing Crème, US$24, into my strands.

After drying my hair, I scrunched a blob of Ouai Finishing Crème, US$24, into my strands.

Guys, this product is such a game changer and it protects you from heat styling, too! It really was love at first scrunch, because it gave me the grit and hold I wanted. I asked my sister to buy this for me when she was in the US and it’s sooo worth it, but I’ll have to save my review for another post! For now, let’s go back to my mane strategies! You won’t want to miss #3—it’s the real secret to nailing this look! Continue reading

I Tried Kim Kardashian’s Hair Treatment

I had an impromptu salon day at Jing Monis Bellevue Alabang with the girls a few days ago and it gave me a chance to try this!

The Olaplex treatment! It's Kim Kardashian's secret to healthy hair.

The Olaplex treatment! It’s Kim Kardashian’s secret to healthy hair.

During her master makeup class last year, Kim revealed that she uses this treatment and even sleeps with it on. It’s apparently the reason she can go from brunette to blonde without worrying about her strands breaking off. So if you want to bleach your hair or even just color it, make sure you use this to prevent damage (more technical deets about it here).

I tried Olaplex No. 1 and No. 2 to repair breakage and prep my hair for color.

I tried Olaplex No. 1 and No. 2 to repair breakage and prep my hair for color.

The No. 3 bottle is suppose to be something you use at home, but I didn’t get to do so. Hmm, I will ask why the next time I visit. My first impressions: my hair became immediately became softer after the treatment and I like that I can use this to prep my strands pre-color. With the amount of styling I do, I really need something like this!

More on Olaplex and check out my new cut (it’s shorter!) after the jump! Continue reading

Have Dry, Frizzy Hair? Try These!

Beach trips, the summer heat-slash-humidity, and blowdrying your strands can leave your hair dry, unmanageable, and unhealthy. I know this, because it’s the current state of my hair right now (*cries*).

Who can relate??

Can anyone else relate to this beauty dilemma??

Since I don’t have time to hit the salon for a treatment just yet, these are the hair products that I’m currently using to replenish my hair’s moisture. Most of them are drugstore finds, too! Take a look:

1. Dove Intense Repair Shampoo & Daily Treatment Conditioner

Think of it as hair therapy for split ends and damage!

Think of it as hair therapy for split ends and damage! It has repair technology that contains fiber actives to reconstruct hair from deep inside.

It’s designed to strengthen the current condition of your hair and make it resilient to future damage. I love the powdery-sweet, refreshing scent and the fact that my strands are less tangled after I shower.

So basically, if the ends of your hair feel like rough bristles, this sudser set might be for you!

So basically, if the ends of your hair feel like rough bristles, this sudser set might be for you!

2. Phyto Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Brilliance Shampoo & Phytobaume Express Conditioner

These are a little pricier, but they're sulfate-free options!

These are a little pricier, but they’re sulfate-free options for those who have colored hair or just want to use products with less chemicals.

This doesn’t weigh hair down and it rehydrates with jojoba oil, cornflower, and mallow extracts. I adored the coconut scent (it’s perfect for getting in the mood for summer!) and liked that it cleansed my scalp well even without the usual suds. As for the Phytobaume, it did smoothen my strands, but moisture-wise, I wish I could’ve done more. The bottomline? The shampoo is excellent, but you can pass on the mask.

If you blowdry your hair a lot or use hot tools, keep reading! The next sudser set helps protect against styling damage. Continue reading

Sparkle TV: What’s In My Beach Bag

I’ve been hitting the beach a lot this summer, so I thought I’d show you guys what I pack when I head out. Click on the photo to watch my video on YouTube. You’ll get the scoop on all the skincare, makeup, and hair stuff that I always use!

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The funny thing is, I really thought I packed light! LOL, click here to watch and tell me if this is normal!! 

I just shot this spur-of-the-moment video on my iPhone (that’s why the quality is a bit wonky), but I had a lot of fun gabbing about my fave products. If you guys want to see more, do subscribe here and give me a thumbs-up or comment! The more you watch and support my channel, the more videos I can make for you! ♥

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