Status Salon’s Moisturizing Treatment

Posted on Monday, 28 July 2014

If you dye and style your hair as often as I do, you’ll totally need a moisturizing hair treatment. I try to have treatments for dry hair at least once a month so I can restore my hair quality back to its healthy, shiny state. I can feel the difference if I don’t get to do this because it becomes a lot more difficult to comb and style my hair.

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Freshly shampooed hair! I had a conversation with the Status Salon Tomas Morato people about haircare in different countries. Because we live in a humid, tropical country, it’s totally understandable for us Filipinos to wash our hair everyday, unlike those in other countries who only wash their hair every other day (or even only once/twice a week - yikes!). Just don’t overdo it by shampooing a million times and using insane amounts of shampoo every single time. I learned that it’s better to dilute your shampoo with water so you just get the right amount! Too much would remove the moisture in your hair completely.

It’s these little things that make such a huge difference!

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Treatment time! The one for dry hair has aloe vera extract in it for “healing” purposes. 

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Free scalp massage too - yay!

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They wrapped my hair and let the treatment set for 20 minutes before washing it off.

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Blowdrying time!

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Voila! Healthy hair! I resisted the urge to cut and dye my hair this month because I feel like my hair needs to rest.

Based on my own personal experience, I don’t recommend drastically changing hair color every month (unless you’re going to do your roots only). However, if you really have to, drop by Status Salon and get a moisturizing treatment as often as you can! 

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My usual stylist Jimmy wasn’t available the day I visited so here’s Mr. Orlan helping me out with some fresh clip-on extensions to match my dark hair color!

The extensions they offer at Status Salon are 100% human hair so you can style them with heat and hair products as you would your real hair. 

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Long, dark hair is in! Thanks to Status Salon for taking care of me, as usual! 

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Tutorial: One Eyeshadow Everyday Make-up

Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014

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Didn’t see this coming, did you? It’s been a year and half since my last make-up tutorial, and the way I do my make-up now has changed drastically from my first make-up tutorials from 2011 and 2012. 

Chalk it up to age? Maybe! Nowadays, I don’t go for the all-out cutesy look anymore like I used to, and I can skip the crazy contact lenses and insanely thick false eyelashes now without cringing at how I end up looking.

It’s not so much growing into my own looks, but more accepting and being more comfortable with my own skin. I think my overall personal style has matured and has become a lot less fussy as well. It was only natural for me to match my make-up with my style evolution!

Anyhow, this look has been my no-fail everyday make-up since I dyed my hair darker. I think it’s my most versatile make-up look yet! I can go out and meet up with my friends, or go to a meeting looking like this. It’s a simple and classic look that can also save a lot of time and effort in the morning. I swear I’ll do anything just to sleep a little longer!

Anyone can easily emulate this look since it only uses basic items like eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara. You can use any brand. 

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A big part of my current look are my eyebrows! I became a lot more conscious about filling in and shaping my eyebrows when I grew my bangs out. Suddenly, forehead! Unfortunately, I’m not blessed with Cara Delevingne eyebrows, so I always have to draw mine every single time. 

What I normally do is use an eyebrow pen to outline the shape that I want, an eyebrow pencil to fill in the sparse areas, and an eyebrow brush to blend any harsh lines. Super quick and easy!

After doing my eyebrows, I start with my eye make-up:

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1) Apply any brown eyeshadow on your eyelid. 

I feel like this technique works better with shimmery eyeshadows instead of matte ones since the shimmer creates a 3D effect on its own.

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2) Apply the same color under your eyes. 

At this point, I start blending any harsh lines with my fingers. No need for pro tools! The point is not to look like you spent x number hours just trying to prettify yourself, lol. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Unless you are me, but even so, I prefer to make my life simpler!

On some days, I use white/gold shimmer for that aegyo sal or namida bukuro effect. On other days, I skip this step and go straight to lining my eyes.

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3) Eyeliner time. This is the my signature eyeliner technique to make my eyes look longer/wider and my face look slightly smaller. You’ll know that someone else did my make-up if my eyeliner doesn’t look like this!

First I line my eyes with liquid eyeliner, the way a normal person would. Then things start going crazy from here.

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4) Following your natural eye shape, extend the line as much as you can. Make sure it doesn’t go past your eyebrows though! 

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5) Drag another line down to connect the first line and the wing. 

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6) Fill it all in! Sometimes i use brown liquid eyeliner for a softer effect.

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7) Apply mascara on your top and bottom lashes. If you have extra time or want to go for a day-to-night kind of look, put on some flirty, feathery false lashes. If you’re busy and don’t want to look too made-up, the mascara will do.

When it comes to picking out a lipstick shade to match this eye make-up, it’s nice to balance it out with coral, nude or pink. You can do red or hot pink but make sure you skip the second step so your make-up won’t look too heavy! Balance is key!

If there are any questions or if anyone gets inspired by this, take a picture and feel free to comment on this entry. Hope this tutorial helps in one way or another! 

See you guys at tomorrow Doll Glam event! Everyone is invited, and the girls with the cutest outfits can win special prizes!

Just G: Laid-back Lace

Posted on Thursday, 24 July 2014

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(Just G jacket, top, skirt and accessories, Comfit flats) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Nowadays, I’m all about the girl-next-door look! Gone are the days when I try so hard to look edgy and trendy, because at the end of the day, I still generally prefer sticking to what’s comfortable, easy-to-wear, and friendly on the eyes. And Just G has always been around to make fashion friendlier for us simple, no-fuss girls! They just happened to released new sale items that are 50% off until August 3 so don’t forget to check out their boutiques and department store corners.

One material that’s sure to be part of Just G’s collection is lace. I often see it on their tees, denim shorts, jackets, and accessories, but now they finally released it in the perfect skirt form! I can’t be any happier since I’ve been trying to consciously veer away from wearing my favorite A-line skirts everyday (It’s been very difficult - I’m already having withdrawal symptoms, lol).

Naturally, I paired it with a light denim jacket since I believe combining lace and denim together always makes for a classic, girly outfit. What do *you* usually pair with lace?

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The Just G Warehouse Sale is still ongoing at Warehouse 23, Armal Compound 2, M. Eusebio Ave., San Miguel, Pasig City. Mondays to Saturdays, except Holidays and Sundays, 8:00am to 4:00pm. They’ll only accept cash, btw! Make sure you bring enough!

Have fun shopping!

Just G boutique stores can be found in SM Megamall, Market Market, Sta. Lucia, SM Southmall, Eastwood City, SM North Edsa, SM Manila and SM Cebu. Just G and Gingersnaps share spaces at Shangri-la, Rockwell, Robinsons Metroeast, SM Baguio and SM Pampanga. They also have department store corners at SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, Landmark Trinoma, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Festival Mall, SM North Edsa, SM Cubao, SM Pampanga, SM Southmall and Robinsons Ermita. 

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Get ready for the SM Store Beauty Section’s Doll Glam Challenge! The SM Store Beauty Section is my go-to place whenever I need products to help me achieve that perfect “doll glam” look. 

On July 25 to 27, 2014, they will give a Doll Glam Makeover from select makeup, hair and nail brands!

On July 26, Saturday, 4:00PM, there will be a Doll Glam Challenge where more surprises await you! Two (2) lucky girls will be chosen to receive a live makeover from me and Alodia. You have to dress up as well! Come in your best Doll Glam outfit (you can use the lookbook above as reference) as we will choose 10 girls who will win a special Doll Glam gift pack from the SM Store Beauty Section and the participating brands: Dolly Wink, BYS, NYX, Pixy, Heroine Make, Kate, Maybelline Color Show, Cutex, Palty, Beautylabo and Lucido-L. You can also get the chance to be in our VIP area to witness the Doll Glam Challenge! 

But wait, there’s definitely more in store for you! One lucky follower will also be given the chance to be in our VIP area. All you have to do is copy the URL of this blog entry (http://tmblr.co/ZRg5Xy1MAiAND) and follow the mechanics below: 

Tweet me the URL at @tgosingtian with our official event hashtag: #smbeautydollglam. Remember to make your Twitter accounts public so I will get the notifications when you post your tweets. SM Beauty will choose the winner and I will post the announcement on Twitter on July 25, Friday, 12nn. Easy right? Post away!

This weekend is definitely the perfect time to get your Doll Glam on! Hope to see you at SM North Edsa on Saturday!

In the meantime, here are some outfit inspirations featuring some of my old Lookbook photos!

CUTE OOTD key point: lace and floral prints

HIPPIE OOTD key point: flower crowns, tribal prints, and summer sunnies

PRETTY OOTD key point: classic cuts and dainty skirts

SEXY OOTD key point: off shoulder, crop tops, short shorts

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TRESemme Biggest Casting Call

Posted on Monday, 21 July 2014

Last May 15, 2014, seasoned and aspiring models got the chance to show that they had what it took to be a part of TRESemme’s 2014 Runway Show. 

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I swear by TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner! Who wouldn’t try out the one and only brand used and trusted by professionals?

Unfortunately, I was in the US during the actual/main show, but I’m glad I was still able to attend the biggest casting call in the country as their official event correspondent.

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I’m no professional host, but I tried my best to get the inside scoop on what it was like to get tressed-up with the latest hair trends to hit the runway. Here at TRESemme’s pop-up salon, I asked Victor Ortega different questions, including what TRESemme hair products we should use to achieve that salon-smooth effect!

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With Lourd Ramos outside the TRESemme Style Bus! Inside was a pimped out functioning salon! Who would’ve guessed?

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Me, Lourd Ramos and Jing Monis with TRESemme Brand Manager Ann Esteves.

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My bb Samantha Gomez! 

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The show was hosted by Raymond Gutierrez and Kelly Misa. Really loved Kelly’s outfit! I finally got to meet her in person and I was so starstruck! I pretty much grew up seeing her in all my local teen magazines!

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The judges - TRESetter, stylist and author Liz Uy, sought-after fashion show director Robby Carmona, and supermodel, PR maven (and one of my ultimate life pegs) Apples Aberin. They were on the lookout for those with looks that can adjust to various fashion styles, as well as those who can emulate high street glam and couture styles for the main fashion show.

Over 700 hopefuls tried out for this event, but only 200 were chosen! Here were some of my personal faves. Not sure if they were all able to make it to the final show, but I seriously caught a bad case of hair envy when I saw these models walk the runway!

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With all the TRESemme ambassadors on stage. L-R: Raymond Gutierrez, Kelly Misa, Liz Uy, Lourd Ramos, Victor Ortega, me, Jing Monis

Overall, it was a fun event that only made me want to stop cutting my hair shorter! One day, I’ll really get my super long hair back! In the meantime, I’ll take care of what I already have with my favorite TRESemme hair products.

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