Mouthful title it is! haha. I finally touched up my roots and decided to use this bubble hair color from Etude House since this will be the first time I will be coloring my own hair and I don't really trust myself in applying those traditional you-have-to-use-a-brush types (if you get what i mean). I've read a lot of good reviews about it and also have some friends who used it so I decided to try it too. Plus points because it's easy to use since you use it like a shampoo.
I have colored my hair twice already in salons. Although I was satisfied with the services, I thought that it's not that "sulit" since you pay mostly on the service charge and not the hair color product itself in a 300-400 Php coloring service, my hair was dyed with a 50-70 Php hair color. I don't bother about the actual price of the product though, as long as it did not damage my hair. I only felt I wasn't getting at least equal to what I pay for. I don't blame the salons too, since it is still business (and I would love to have a salon, too). I just thought that if I am capable of doing it myself, then, why not? I'm a DIY girl after all. haha.
Product Description: Bubble Hair Coloring
Shade: 2, Dark Brown
Where I got it: Etude House, SM Lanang
Price: 378 Php
The box comes with the following:
Oxidizing Developer (2)
Plastic gown, gloves, and an instruction manual which, by the way, is in Korean so it will not come in handy if you can't read their writing.
Silky Perfumed Treatment
Drape enclosed gown around shoulders to protect clothing. Put on enclosed gloves. Mimi's note: It would be better if you wear a shirt you don't use anymore since there's a high possibility the color will stain your shirt.
Remove cap from oxidizing developer(2). Empty colorant(1) into oxidizing developer(2).
Slowly tilt oxidizing developer(2) to mix. Use immediately after using. Mimi's note: Do not shake. You will feel it heating up a little bit which means the two products are already having a reaction inside.
Press oxidizing developer pump to dispense foam.
Apply on your hands first then on hair, starting at the roots.
Massage gently, making sure you completely cover your hair.
Leave on for 20~30 mins. I left mine for an hour.
After developing, rinse with lukewarm water until water runs clear. Gently massage Silky Perfumed Treatment into hair to saturate. Mimi's note: You will notice your hair become really stiff while rinsing but don't worry since the Silky Perfumed Treatment works like a conditioner. Your hair will be soft and smooth after you apply it.
Leave on for 2~5 mins then rinse.
My before and after photos:
If you notice, my black roots are showing. Though I like that it has that ombre effect, I prefer to dye my hair just one color.
After photo. No edits. Sadyang maalikabok lang talaga ang salamin.
Overall, I love this product because it is very easy to use. It's just like shampooing. And you never have to worry about the color payoff since it will really color your hair.
Sooo, I just realized I haven't been posting here since last year. I'm so sorry because I have been very busy because last semester was a hell semester. I was busy with our thesis and exams and all that. They say it's the worst semester of our college life and I 'm glad I survived! haha. And then after that we had our pharmaceutical manufacturing internship in Antipolo, which gave me no time to write something here. I'm so glad I'm home now, away from traffic and all. But I'm going to miss the friendly people there, and also my co-interns. :))
[I actually thought about closing this blog but I decided not to. I don't promise to always post something here but my sole purpose of continuing this blog is for it to serve as a "scrapbook" of the things I've done in my life.]
Here's another review for you guys! Today's post is all about the 4U2 Styx Auto Eyeliner in black.
Price: Php 214.00
Availabile in: SM Department Stores
It's an auto eyeliner so you would not need to sharpen it anymore. You just have to turn the dial and the liner will come out longer. I find this eyeliner really pigmented that you would visibly see the line in one application.
one swipe swatch
The disadvantage is actually subjective. It depends on what look you want. My problem about this eyeliner is that it smudges after a few hours. I use it in daytime and apply it on my lower waterline so sometimes I look like an emo when I wear it. Obviously this is not for those who want a natural looking eyeliner since it's not smudge-proof but if you want to have smokey eyes, this eyeliner is a great choice.
We love matte lipsticks! But most matte lipsticks tend to be really drying on the lips and emphasize cracks. It's difficult to achieve a matte look while still maintaining moisture on the lips. So today, I made my lipstick moisturizing with this recipe. I already saw this DIY in blogs like The Beauty Department and in a youtube video so I thought I should give it a try.
What you will need:
Spatula or Popsicle Stick
STEP 1: Prepare your materials.
Step 2: Place the lip color together with the petroleum jelly directly on the spoon. It's up to you how much petroleum jelly you use as long as you make sure the color will not spill when melted. Or you can use a bigger spoon if you want.
Step 3: Place the spoon directly above the flame and melt the mixture. Swirl it until you achieve a uniform color. For this step, you can also use the stove instead of a candle. Be careful because you're dealing with flame!
Step 4: Pour your lip color into the container and allow it to harden.
Tadaaaa!!! You now have your new moisturizing lip color! You can also make a lipstick shade using this method just like The Beauty Department did!