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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mars Hair Salon Experience

I've had my hair rebonded for 3 times since 2009 and all of the salons that I had my hair rebonded didn't satisfy me. Click HERE for my previous rebond history. So last year someone (anonymous) recommended me to have my hair rebonded on Mars Hair Salon which is located in Muntinlupa. I hesitated at first because it is too far away from my place and I am still thinking that time if I will let my curly hair to grow or have it rebonded. So, I browse the internet if I can search a review about the salon but there's still no blog review about it, but it has a lot of comments on SPOT.PH until I found their facebook account. And hey, it has 45k likes ha, it makes me wonder more na maganda talaga ang service nila.

Until last month, June, me and my friend decided to have our hair rebonded on Mars Salon. It took us 4 rides and  almost 2 hours to get to the salon. We arrive around 11:30 am which allows us to save some bucks because of their Happy Hour Promo.

(I am not going to give a long details about the salon, since I want to focus on the result and the experience we had there. But you can visit MARS Hair Salon facebook account to know more about their background and their current promo).

The Salon is located at Parkhomes subdivision, Tunasan Muntinlupa. It is a simple and small salon. The staffs are very friendly and accommodating. I already set an appointment with them through facebook. Mars Salon is very fast when it comes to answering my queries and giving me the instructions on how to get to the salon, and reminding me about my appointment. Yes, one of the best service a salon can offer.
Here are some of the pictures I took inside the salon.
Super maginaw inside! 

They also have free wifi. So WI-FI pa more!

Choco is my stylist, and Ricky is my friend's stylist.  At first, we signed some forms for salon records. Then our stylist gave us the treatment that our hair needs, and the outcome of the treatment. 

My Friend Vidah, and Ricky

Choco and me

Since I have super DRY, COLOR TREATED AND BLEACHED HAIR, Choco told me that the outcome of the rebond treatment on my hair is not super straight. The ends will not be the same with my virgin hair. So he needs to apply KERATIN TREATMENT prior to rebonding to protect the hair from chemicals that the rebonding process will do. 

My Hair background : I have super thick hair. I have my hair colored last August and bleached it (ombre) last September. It is also curly, unruly, rebellious and dry. It is very chemically treated which leads into having split ends. I am very afraid if what will be the outcome. My hair will truly challenge Choco.

My treatment : Matrix Rebond (P1,600.00 any hair length), Keratin Treatment (P500.00) and Cellophane (Free, Happy Hour promo) + Free Mani/Pedi.

As per Mars Salon, here's what they did to my hair:
 1. If the hair was previously chemically treated, apply the Keratin treatment to the areas of concern. 
#Selfie while having keratin treatment
Waiting for 2nd procedure.
 2. Moist the hair and apply the rebonding creme.  
3. After 45-60mins, perform a strand test and elasticity test to the hair. Apply the synthesized creme.
 4. Wait for 25-30mins before rinsing. Dry the hair after rinsing, blowdry, and iron. 

Ironing part, they use 2 kinds of Flat Irons.
With Choco again:

5. Apply the neutralizer and the cellophane treatment. 
6. Wait for 15mins and then rinse & wash the hair with a conditioning treatment. 
7. Blow dry the hair.
There's too much tugging while Choco is combing my hair. My hair ends is very frizzy because of the bleached part. Honestly saying, my neck hurts a bit during the combing and ironing process. 
Oh and by the way, their stylist is not that talkative, but they make fun of my hair because it is very thick. Sabi nga ni Choco "Million Hair" daw ako, and "Bukas pa daw matatapos" bago matuyo ang hair ko. Well, I hate it when stylist make fun of my hair, but truth hurts ika nga. Hehe (well in case you're reading this Choco, don't worry  hindi naman ako naoffend, makapal talaga hair ko hehe ). 
The staff who is doing the "washing and shampooing has the super gaan hands!Also to ate who is doing the mani/pedi, super gaan din ng kamay.

My stylist had hard time fixing my hair. It is very resistant daw kasi sa gamot. So it took almost 8 hours to finish my hair. And here it is:

Choco did trim my hair, almost 3-4 inches to get rid of the dry ends. Since I have free cellophane, I opted for burgundy cello. We left the salon around quarter to 8pm. Here's the final result:

We arrive home almost 12pm, it was a long ride.
As we all know, the real outcome will show after you washed your hair 3 days after the rebonding process. Here's my hair after I washed it:

You can clearly see that the ends are frizzy and kinky. So I immediately informed the salon through FB to let them know my hair status and they immediately respond to my message. They asked me to send pictures of my hair. After the assessment they told me to drop by to the salon so they can make an adjustment or treatment to my hair. They also gave me a complimentary hair treatment. And that will be a second part of my experience at Mars Salon. I will blog about it next time so stay tune for it.

My Verdict : Mars Salon staffs are very accomodating. They are professional and they really know what they are doing. They are very honest when it comes to the outcome of your hair treatment. They are also very informative about the chemicals they are putting on your hair. Am I satisfied with the result? Choco bought our meryenda the time when we were getting hungry, so thanks Choco!Honestly saying, YES! I am still satisfied even though my hair didn't look so much straight. RESULTS ALWAYS VARY DEPENDING ON YOUR HAIR TYPE. So avoid expecting too much. At least they did not burn my hair unlike the other salons I had been. Mars Salon is by far the best salon I have my hair rebonded. They are professional and they are giving the best they can.

I am highly  recommending this salon!
One of the best accommodating salon ever.

Thanks Ms. Nel and to all Mars Salon Staff.

I am not paid nor asked by the said salon to make this review. All of the statement above are base on my honest opinion.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ever Bilena in Dazzling Orchid

I rarely buy lipstick. As rare as twice a year. lol. So since I've been needing to buy one, I decided to go for this affordable lipstick from Everbilena. This year, I've been liking lipsticks with darker shades. And after I saw this lipstick from MomGoneVain, I decided to buy it.

It's the Everbilena in Dazzling Orchid (they said it was the newest lipstick line from EB).I think it comes with 8-10 shades. It has semi matte and gloosy finish. The lipsticks with white center has semi-matte finish while the transparent ones has glossy finish.

This retails for 95.00 pesos.
Sorry, I've been using the product for so many times before taking pictures.
 The transparent thing in the center of the lipstick is the reason why it has a shiny effect. It also the reason why it is a bit hard to make the application even.

Here's the swatches:
 (pictures where taken with different camera settings)

I've been having hard time looking for an affordable lipstick with plum'ish or magenta-ish shade, and this by far is the best affordable lipstick from EB.

This lipstick line has 2 finishes, the matte and the glossy. This one is glossy which will prevent you lips from drying and cracking. Approximately it stays on for 4-6 hours (without eating). Sometimes, I want it to look matte so i blot it with a tissue or apply baby powder. This is one of my favorite lipstick as of the moment. I am definitely an Everbilena girl. lol

So how'd you like it?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Dusk

Since I can't constantly post an update here on my blog, might as well post once a week instead of abandoning this forever. LOL Much better also if I'll make my post straight to the point so you guys won't get bored when you visit this blog.

So today, I am going to share with you my current favorite lipstick from Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick line. Maybe some of you already tried them, but for the benefit of those who haven't tried it and for those who are looking for a dark lipstick that will suit our Filipina skin tone, this shade is so perfect!

It's the shade DUSK. 

A lot of my friends were asking me if what lippy I was wearing on this picture, and it's the Covergirl Smoky + Exel Matte lip cream which  requires more time of application. But with this lipstick, less hassle.

This is my current favorite lipstick shade. This makes my teeth appear whiter (I have extremely yellowish teeth :'| ) . This may dry your lips so apply lipbalm underneath this or if you want to remain its matte formula, you can apply lipbalm then wipe it off with a soft cloth or exfoliate your lips prior to applying this lipstick.

This retails for P165.00.

I intentionally rotated the pictures. Tehehehe

It looks darker in personal than in photos, here's some other pictures of me wearing the lipstick:

How bout you, what is your favorite shade from EB Matte Lipstick?

What do you want to see in my very first Giveaway?

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