Ombre Hair by Azta Urban Salon!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Finally had my dream hair makeover awhile ago! :) 

Headed to Azta Urban Salon in Alabang Town Center (ATC) to finally sport the Ombre Hair I've been thinking about since my last Azta experience. Super nervous ako kanina when I got there at 12 noon (opening nila pag weekdays, 10am pag weekends)...But alam ko namang I am in good hands, so gow!

Showed them my ombre-pegs in my iTouch ... Sir Jot Quero my hairstylist recommended the L'Oreal ash tone for the lighter shade of the lower half of my hair.
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Sir Jot parting my hair...Yung sa taas will remain dark lang. Iba ang style nila ng ombre here, hindi lang tips yung ibbleach:

A great team: Sir Jot and Ms. Norie took really good care of me for the whole 7-hour procedure! :D

They gave me free drinks! I had milk tea, and then chose to have water nalang afterwards...

Some recommended post-care products. Must get conditioner too. For my hair, mga 3x siya binleach to achieve the light-tone results!

First bleach:
Orangey hair!

After a few more hours....

Charan!!!! Hahaha!
Meet the missing Chang sister, hahaha! Hello Ate Daryl! ;P

preview magazine's daryl chang | photo by frank ruaya

 Don't worry, hindi yan ang "finished product"! :D That was the bleached bleached bleached hair, hehehe...The upper part was kept up para dark padin siya. :) 

Again, I stayed there from 12noon till around 7pm...The 7 hours included the following procedures: shampoo, haircut, bleach (3x) and banlaw (3x), then the dye part of the lower hair, then retouch nalang ng roots for the upper partition...Shampoo, and then finally the last blowdry. Very mabusisi! But super worth it!

Thank you Azta Urban Salon for making the whole experience comfortable for me! :)

And finally:
Yey! Call me Rogue! Hahaha!

I met the parentals right after, and I was expecting them na mag react with this whole new look because they are usually very conservative when it comes to these things (parang sa tattoo!), but I guess things change talaga and surprisingly.. keber lang sila! I was even fishing kay mom kung may macocomment siyang nega by saying "hindi pa ako sanay!" bla bla, but then she said: "Pero ikaw namili niyan?" 
Me: "Oo"
Mom: "O e yun naman pala e!"

I love it that my parents respect my weird choices! :) Some people were shocked in my FB page when I posted the "blonde" pictures (bleached) that I had to delete muna the album. Now I know what Raleene meant when she chopped her long locks long time ago: It's just hair! :P Now I'd like to know what you think of this transformation! :)

With the great team that made my hair makeover possible: Ms. Norie as the assistant, and hair stylist extraordinaire: Sir Jot Quero of Azta Alabang Town Center! They are the best, guys! :)

 Ang masasabi ko lang: Yehey ombre nako!!! :D

Donning a half-pony will give me instant new look too! :D


Special thanks to Azta Urban Salon, Azta Alabang Town Center, L'Oreal, Ms. Meg, Sir Jot, Ms. Norie, and The Plump Pinays for making this sponsored hair makeover possible!

Do visit Azta Urban Salon to avail their 40% off L'Oreal hair color promo!

Globe T@tt Awards 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ok, so nahila ako from Celeteque event to the Globe Tatt Awards in The Peninsula Manila last night. I was hesitating pa at first dahil medyo underdressed ang peg ko for such a fancy venue and event. But wala naman daw dresscode sabi ni Melai, so gow nako jan! 

Naisip ko din hindi naman to fashion event, and ang aawardan will range from stylismo, tech junkie, indie bands, Youtube sensations, artists, advocates, thought mover, word slayer, etcetera....So kanwari nalang isa akong indie band groupie in my white sneakers or something. Hehehe. Seriously, medyo nacurious din ako kung sinong mananalo from the different categories. :)

With Melai, CR pic! :)

Chai Muncal ang peg ko niyan! ;-) Hehehe! :) Hi Chai! <3

White Top - Oxygen
Alice Necklace - SM
Skirt - Cotton On
Gray Stockings - SM
White Sneakers - Advan
Bag - Cheers101

While hanging out sa CR, biglang pasok ni Ms. Divine Lee! My favorite!
I super love her talaga. First time to semi-talk with her, nakakatuwa siya! Nun nagsosorry pa si Melai dahil inaayos pa niya setting ng camera niya, sabi ni Ms. Divine "KERI!" :D Ang cute niya!

Divine after checking out the picture: "Bongga! Hindi mukhang sa CR!"
Hahaha, love her!!!

Upon entering the Rigodon Hall, saw Ms. Alodia Gosiengfiao! Totoo nga, mukha siyang doll!

Ang cool ng event, napaka hipster! :D

Oooh idol Saab was there! :) <3 Love her din!

Hello Rigodon, we meet again! :)

The hosts: Divine Lee and Tim Yap

I love the inspiring speech of Maria Ressa on the powerful social media and online world.

I was able to catch the performances of Paramita...

Maria Aragon!... 

And Youtube sensation: Arjohn! Artista na siya!
Watch how he was discovered through this Youtube vid! :D

The Stylismo award goes to.... Laureen Uy!...Awarded by Ms. Cecile Van Straten aka Chuvaness--my favorite! :)

Congrats to the winners of the first ever Globe Tatt Awards!

Winners of the Globe T@tt Awards:

Wordslayer - Loi Reyes Landicho of
Video Slinger - Mike Bustos of
Thought-Mover - Bianca Gonzales of
The Artiste - Jin Joson of
The Advocate Award - Elizabeth Angsioco of
Indie Rocker - Up Dharma Down of
Stylismo - Laureen Uy of
Ball Breaker - Lea Salonga
Tech Junkie - Mark Macanas of
THE ONE Award - Filipino Freethinkers of

Fashionistas Kryz Uy, Laureen Uy, and Camille Co graced the event:

With Arjohn! :) <3 Go kid! You will go places!

With my girls Pax, Sarah, Ava, and Keigh. :)
Ako na ang naka dirty sneakers sa Manila Pen, hahaha!

The group! Thank you Catch for the photo!
Aie, Pax, Keigh, Sarah, Tracy, Ava, Melai, Nicole, Jonver, and Catch. :)

Not regretting attending this event, I love the food (assorted truffle chocolates and the maki rolls are the best!), and of course, I love my blog friends! :-) Sayang eat and run lang ako nun haha...But I still had a great time! Thank you GLOBE!

Thank you Frank Ruaya for the clear beautiful pictures! Sayang di tayo nagkita!!! :(

Celeteque DermoScience + Revolution!

One of the favorite lines I heard during the Celeteque DermoScience+ event yesterday afternoon is this: 

"We are not one size fits all." 

Ang galing lang kasi few days ago, I read this tweet by the pretty Zooey Deschanel:

Diba nga naman, kahit sa facial care, hindi uubra ang isang soap lang since even skin types differ for every person. In my case, I have a really really weird skin regimen na magugulat ang mga derma pag narinig nila (haha)...Kaya I was excited (kahit delubyo ang weather) as I headed to SM Makati to finally learn more on facial care lalo na sa skin type ko.

The Celeteque Media affair:

A nice set-up where the guests can try and learn more on the different Celeteque products:

 I love this section in the event area: Free Skin Check!

The host for yesterday's affair: Ms. Angel Jacob:

More talks on Celeteque Dermo Science+ 

"UNILAB brings you DermoScience: The science-based solution to give you healthy, beautiful skin!"

UNILAB introduces CELETEQUE DermoScience: A fusion of new active ingredients, technologies, and dermatologist-developed solutions for specific beauty concerns.

The beautiful ladies modeled the wide range of Celeteque products:

Each product is co-developed with top dermatologists and clinically-tested to deliver results!
 The Celeteque DermoScience offers six skin care lines that are customized for different skin conditions:

1) Hydration - Gently restores the skin's healthy suppleness with moisturizers and vitamins that nourish the skin without the greasy after-feel.

2) Brightening - Expertly targets melanin concentrations and evens out skin tone with carefully selected active lighteners that uncover a luminescent glow with harmful side effects.

3) Sun Care - Adequately provides daily protection from UVA and UVB rays with broad spectrum coverage and moisturizing agents to help prolong the skin's youthfulness amidst a polluted external environment.

4) Acne Solutions - Effectively controls excess sebum and clarifies unsightly acne by removing build-up of dead skin cells and combating pimple-causing bacteria for smooth, blemish-free skin.

5) Advanced Anti-Aging - Intelligently erases fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production with breakthrough peptide and anti-oxidant ingredients for beautifully restored skin elasticity, softness, and smoothness.

6) Restorative - Intensively lifts and firms loose and sagging skin and lessens the depth of adult wrinkles with more potent peptides and antioxidants that result into skin that's younger than one's age.

A demo of the free skin check:

I also had my turn, since gusto ko din malaman kung ano yung facial concerns ko. They gave me printouts of my skin analysis, plus recommended Celeteque products for my skin type and lifestyle:
They recommend that I use the Celeteque Sun Care line especially as a commuter, I am always exposed sa arawan at polusyon! And of course, Hydration para kutis bata padin! Haha!

With Elaine of Chalk Magazine, and the pretty beauty bloggers Kim, and Shen! :)

Our loot literal na bag! :) I love it! <3 New white bag for meee!

I also had a chance to talk with their in-house dermatologist:
 Told dra about my current facial regimen: I use Dr. Kauffman for my face! (seryoso) I read this in some forums, na ok daw pag mapimple/oily skin...So I gave it a try and have been using this soap for years na. But I learned from the derma that harmful to sa skin in the long run...Dahil sobrang drying siya and the soap is really meant for extreme skin conditions. Akk!

After the consultation, I went out and met a blog reader and a giveaway winner from months back: Hazel! :) Super happy to meet her during this event. She's such a sweetheart! :)

 Hazel learns more on the Celeteque products:

Took home a variety of Celeteque DermoScience products...Watchout for a future giveaway! :) Thank you so much Celeteque and UNILAB!

My new skincare regimen:
This will be my new nightly routine: cleanse, tone, and moisturize!
(Dagdag nalang yun Celeteque Sun Care pag umaga!)

I love it! I have to start a new skincare regimen at this age.  Kayo din guys, it is never too early or too late to have proper facial routine that will match your age, skin concerns, and lifestyle! Para we age gracefully, diba? :)

Thank you Ms. Rochelle, UNILAB, and Celeteque for having me in this event! =) <3


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