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

My New Cut For 2016

I have been itching for a hair change for some time now. Although I’ve been loving my wavy locks lately, I really can’t resist trying different hairstyles—especially after I saw this!

Oh, Khloe! I don't know why, but she always seems to be my hair peg! Image via instagram.com/khloekardashian.

Oh, Khloe! I don’t know why, but she always seems to be my hair peg! Image via instagram.com/khloekardashian.

I super loved Khloe’s new look, but what sealed the deal was when I saw Refinery29 label the “sleek and polished lob” as one of the coolest haircuts for 2016 (read it here). I also spotted a few models rocking the blunt, straight cut on some of the S/S 2016 runway shows, so I figured that now was a good time to try this look.

So I headed to my trusty stylist, Jing Monis, for a cut! This is what my hair looked like before I had anything done.

So I headed to my trusty stylist, Jing Monis, for a cut! This is what my hair looked like before I had anything done (and when I don’t style it, hehe).

I love my messy-wavy hair, but I really was in need of a trim. I think it’s been about 3 to 4 months since my last cut, so the ends were getting quite dry already. I was scheduled to come in for a dye job also, but I opted for a powerdose treatment instead so I can rest my scalp and give my strands a hydration-boost.

And there goes my hair! After a quick discussion with Jing, we settled for a straight lob with practically zero layers.

And there goes my hair! After a quick discussion with Jing, we settled for a straight lob with practically zero layers.

I have to admit that it’s the first time that I actually missed the length of my hair! I’m excited for it to grow back, but I’m also excited to look for new ways to style this cut. Want to see the final look? Clickity-click for the big reveal! Continue reading

Beauty Cheat: How To Fake A Short Bob

Guess who cut her hair???

New highlights = yes! New cut = nope! It's just a fakeover, not a makeover!

New highlights = yes! New cut = nope! It’s just a fakeover, not a makeover!

There’s no doubt that the bob is the style of the season (check out my guide to finding the right one for you on cosmo.ph). But if you don’t want to cut your hair or commit to a shorter ’do, here’s an easy way to fake it:

 
Want a closer look at my faux bob tutorial? It’s really an awesome way to experiment with your look!Click, click! Continue reading

Makeover Mania

I love doing makeovers! It’s my favorite part of my job (okay, there are lots of things I ❤ about my job). But really, seeing women transform and try out different looks is so much fun. I did a lot of these back when I was the beauty editor of Cosmopolitan Philippines. I’ve even ambushed random women at the mall to ask them if they wanted a free Cosmo makeover! That was funny…and kinda awkward. And just so you know, these girls are super brave, because they had no control over what look I would give them. They’d just find out on the day of the shoot—just like in ANTM.

Here are some of the favorite makeovers I’ve done throughout the years:

My first makeover shoot! Maika is one of my faves because she was the best Cosmo intern ever and just such a sweetheart! Check out thejuicebarista.com! It's her new business—fresh juices that are good for your body and skin.

My first makeover shoot! Maika is one of my faves because she was the best Cosmo intern ever and just such a sweetheart! Check out thejuicebarista.com! It’s her new business—fresh juices that are good for your body and skin.

Jennifer was quite brave because I literally ambushed her at a mall. She was so game and curls like this weren't even trendy back then. Everyone wanted long, straight hair.

Jennifer was quite brave because I literally ambushed her at a mall. She was so game and curls like this weren’t even trendy back then. Everyone wanted long, straight hair.

Want to see more transformations? Three more gorgeous makeovers after the jump! Continue reading