Kikay Finds: Benefit Flawless Complexion Makeup Kit

Its 12:09AM already and I was about to start this post, my boys are still up and playing in our room so while they we’re busy I quietly sneaked in front of the computer and saw this post at my drafts. So, I decided to continue this so I can share it with y’all. So please forgive my grammar (as always) because my mind is off to LaLa Land now…. Teehee! Moving on, I’ve mentioned on my previous post how I fancy Benefit Cosmetics because its really good to my skin, very lightweight, and so easy to use. I also purchased their complexion makeup kit together with the lip and cheek kit that I mentioned from my previous post.

I’ve been using this makeup for almost two weeks now and so far so good, actually when it comes to cosmetics I only use TheFaceShop. It was my first time to try different brand of makeup but I like it, and I really really like it. I could not ask for more because I’ve got everything I need in this kit. Benefit’s custom skin perfectors come together in this convenient kit to give you an even, luminous complexion. It blends away imperfections and minimize the appearance of pores with the must-haves in this collection. The complexion makeup kit is available in light, medium ,and deep skin complexion. I recommend medium complexion kit for those girls who is also morena (tan), like me.

Oh, I really love how they named their products and I’m a sucker for them! They’ve got a good marketing strategy and they’re notorious because they’ve got the coolest and cutest packaging designs that are indeed catchy to the eyes, and oh they really got me! To my surprised, this frugalicious momma immediately purchased two kits in one stop, without thinking twice. For only Php1500 you can try all their best products. Their “star” product POREfessional is also included in this kit, this is one of the best base makeup that I have ever tried (I swear!)!

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First Digiperm Experience at Beauty Brick Salon

Finally, after forty eight years I had the guts to try a new hairdo. My hairstyle is always plain-long-straight-hair and I always wanted to try curly hair. It’s just that I’m scared to try something new. At first I was skeptical because of the following reasons: (1) bigger possibility to have damaged hair (2) I’ll be needing more hair maintenance (like hair mousse, wax or conditioner which will add up to my daily budget) (3) What if it doesn’t suit my look?! Daba?! My hair is my crowning glory and it’s a matter of life and death! Chos!

Anyhoo, how did I find the BEST digiperm salon?! I simply asked my office mate Irene. Why her?simply because she had a beautiful digipermed curly hair and it lasts for almost one year now. She highly recommend Beauty Brick Salon to me. I didn’t think twice, kasi obvious naman sa ganda ng curly hair nya. I also searched the net and checked all the forums and I was stumbled upon the rave reviews at the forums. They say the salon is the pefect place for digiperm and the staff was friendly. I immediately called Beauty Brick salon and made my appointment three days before Cyler’s birthday party. Para bongga ang hair ni Mother sa big day ni baby, diba?! Sorry naman excited lang ang lola ninyo.

Anyhoo, back to my topic, I arrived 30 minutes late at the Salon(as usual,hehe). When I entered the salon I was greeted a warm welcome by all the staff including Mr. Shin(the Korean salon owner).I look at my back akala ko kung sinong artista dumating..Ako lang pala! Chos!

When I got to the reception, the receptionist-slash-assistant-slash-translator of the salon asked me if I’m Ms. Sharon and I said “hindi po imagination ninyo lang po ako”, just kidding, I didn’t say that. I said “yes, it’z me!” And so, my attempt to have my hair baptized into the chemically treated mane world began. I was scheduled last Thursday at 1pm, but then the salon was a bit jam pack already. Good thing they assisted me immediately even though I am 30minutes late.

First, they wash my hair. After having my hair shampooed, Mr. Shin trimmed my long hair. Then they gave me several Korean magazines full of images with digipermed hair. After the quick trim, Mr. Shin approached me and checked the condition of my hair and he noticed that my hair is damage due to hairdye. He suggested medium sized curls for me, instead of large ones, because the large one may loosen up quickly. He was speaking in Korean and was translated by his receptionist-slash-assistant-slash-translator. A keratin treatment was applied first then they rinsed off. Afterwards a solution was applied to my hair and was told to wait for about 15-20 minutes after which they rinsed off.

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Eto na! Eto na! Eto na! Waaaah!!!

Then they started to curl my hair, Mr. Shin did the curling with the help of his two staff. They even gave me a head, back, and shoulder massage while my hair was being soaked. They also kept on talking to me while I’m waiting to get my hair done. The staff made sure that I was comfortable the entire time and kept offering me pillows and magazines. I love how efficient the salon is. Then after curling my hair they wrapped up my hair and placed underneath the heating hat.

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In fairness, ang bigat nito sa ulo ah! Parang may 10kilos na bigas sa ulo ko. Joke!

The assistants told me to call them if I feel uneasy or a little warm. She told me that it is important to tell them if you feel even the slightest discomfort to avoid having your scalp burned. 20 minutes later, they removed the machine and applied neutralizer on my hair. Mr. Shin then checked the curls, applied treatment to my scalp. The four staff blow-dried my hair and I’m literally drowning by the air that comes from the blower. Na-sobrahan sa pag assist, but it was so nice how they take care of their customers.

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Don’t mind my facial expression here, baka ma-stress ka lang! Hehe

After all the procedures and three hours of waiting, I finally had my kikay curly hair!
Now here it is.. Drumroll please!

1…..
2……
Tadahhh!!!!

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From straight hair to kikay curly hair!

They told me not to use shampoo for two days, but I can wash my hair the day after my treatment. Mr. Shin taught me how to style it – let the hair dry naturally and apply mousse or wax to maintain the curls, shape and bouncy hair. I didn’t add any bangs anymore cause it’s not bagay to me, magmumuka lang akong si Dora na kulot version. When I left the salon I was greeted again with a big “thank you” by all the staff. I said thank you to Mr. Shin and he said “Selemet pow!”, ang taray ni Mr.Shin lakas maka-slang! Gusto ko sanang sabihin “Weleng Enemen Pow!”. Hehehe Mr. Shin opened the door for me when I left the salon.Β  See how nice they are?! My gulay! They’re exceptionally nice and very professional.

Btw, I only pay Php3,300 and I found it reasonable considering that I had a long and thick hair plus the awesome and great staff and very hands on owner-slash-stylist, Mr. Shin. I must say, it’s WORTH EVERY PENNY! This Frugalicious Momma will surely go back there. I must say that Mr. Shin and his staff are perming genius! Hats off to all of them. So when it comes to my hair I definitely trusting no one but BEAUTY BRICK SALON.

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I love you curly hair! LOL

Overall, I was so happy with the results, in fact when I posted it to FB nag-trend agad ung post ko. Chos! Everybody liked my new kikay hairdo, which is I like the most. I even asked hubby if I look beautiful to my new hairdo and he said “oo naman! Kaso di ako makapag-isip ng maayos ngayon gutom nako.” Boom! So, does it mean naghaha-hallucinate lang siya sa gutom kaya niya nasabing maganda ako?! Kaloka!

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Want this superb digipermed hair?

Calling all the certified kikay single girls and mommies out there, want a gorgeous digipermed hair?! Then go to Beauty Brick Salon now! Find out the details below. Today is the perfect time to have a great hair! Remember it’s your crowning glory! πŸ˜‰

More info:
Visit Beauty Brick Salon
Located at Dona Consolacion Bldg.
122 Jupiter St. Bel-Air Makati City
Or Give ’em a call! 473-5108/0917-520-0044

EASTERIFIC SUNDAY!

Today is Cyler’s first Easterific Sunday and we want his first Easter celebration to be special and memorable. The main reason we are celebrating the Easter is because this day Jesus Christ has risen. So we started our day by attending the mass in the morning, to give thanks and glory to the Lord. When I was a little kid, me and my Tita Nanin always celebrate the Easter Sunday in our Church. We used to have an egg hunting game after the service, that’s one of my memorable childhood experienced. I want my son Cyler to experience the same thing too. I want his first Easter Sunday to become memorable too. I know he wouldn’t appreciate it for now, but I know he will remember all the good things that we did for him when he grow up. Anyway, after the mass we went to Trinoma for the Easter event. The Easter theme for this year is “Mad Lab Science”. We came a bit late on the event, the egg painting was finished already but it’s fine I know Cyler will not appreciate it for now. There are lots of booths on the event, so we just checked all the booths.

Here’s the sched of the said event:

The Event Program

Here’s the EGGzhiting photos:

Welcome to the world of EGG’s?!

Cuteee Lil’ Chick! πŸ™‚

In fairness, ang tindi ng spotlight dito ah! Dinugo ang kili-kili namin! πŸ˜›

The Booths:

Hobbes and Landes

Egg Painting

Toys R Us

Here’s mah ride! =p

The Riders πŸ˜€

Mom: He got this curious looks again. Oh-uh!
Cyler: Me likey! Broom! Broom!

The Walking Bebe:

Look at those happy feet. πŸ˜€

with matching sipol pa! Hehe

Daddy hurry up!:P

He really loves walking now. Good job Cyler! We’re very proud of you! πŸ™‚

After the event, we went straight to Youjie&Me boutique. We bought BOIKIDO eco-friendly learning toys for Cyler, just like what I said on my previous blog post we want more eco-friendly toys for our little boy. Not only because we care to our son, we care to the world too. πŸ™‚

Say yes to eco-friendly learning toys and no to plastic battery operated toys!:)

Here’s the sneak peek of BOIKIDO‘s eco-friendly learning toys:

WARNING: These toys are addictive! As in! πŸ˜€

Eco-friendly Learning Toys from BOIKIDO

Don’t you just love these colorful toys?! My goodness! @_@

Cyler: Me likey this Cart!
Mommy: Me tooo! πŸ˜€

He really likes these toys! Don’t worry Mom and Dad will buy you….one. =p

I must say, the price is right. You should see it yourself! πŸ™‚

I’ll make a blog post about BOIKIDO very sooon! I hope hindi na 48 years mag upload that time! πŸ˜› For now eto muna! Hihihi

BTW, here’s my kikay outfit for this day (singit lang!Hehe):

Tangerine Tees and Leggings from SM Dept. Store, Belt and Shoes from The Ramp, Body bag from NineWest

Anyhoo, let’s go back to my topic. Sorry for the singit outfit. Before we go home, we went to the family lounge to take some rest. Ayala Malls has the best family lounge, it’s cozy and clean.If you’re an A-Card or Ayala Card holder, the family lounge is for free.

It’s so cozy I’m gonna dieee! πŸ˜›

Not only cozy ang sosi too! πŸ™‚

Play area

He immediately fell in love with the Lego.

It’s time to go home, my bebe is tired already. πŸ™‚

Happy Easter! Celebrate the Easter like it’s your first! πŸ™‚

We had a blast! Thank you Lord for this wonderful day! πŸ™‚

How’s your holyweek? πŸ™‚

Kikayness + Motherhood = “Kikay Mommy Sha”

Who says that when you become a Mother you don’t have time to fix yourself anymore?! Who said that?! ( Itaas ang paa at iwagayway!) Oh come on! That’s not true, that’s an epic belief! Today is the best time to look good and be beautiful. I know we are all beautiful, but you need to spice up your look. You know what I mean? You don’t need to buy expensive clothes just to look fashionable and makasabay sa uso. All you need is a little time for yourself and a self-confidence! That’s the only thing you need. Personally, I always buy my clothes from sale, pero look mukha talagang galing sa sale! Just kidding! πŸ™‚ Just wanna make you laugh.

Anyhow, I guess all Mommies deserve a break and a Me-time! Try mo paminsan-minsan to put make up(Basta wag lang 10kilos ung foundation ah!) then look at the mirror, you will really feel good about yourself plus mas mabibighani sayo si Hubby! O daba?! So what are you waiting for?! Be kikay na today as in now na! (demanding ba? Hehe) if not today kailan pa?! One of these days I’m gonna post all my daily outfit! But for now pag-tiisan niyo muna ‘to! =p

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My cheffy look, I bought this blouse from Plains and Prints (sale yan!).

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My glam rock look. Hair from Propaganda Salon at Greenbelt 1. Make up from Sharon Ricafort- that’s me! πŸ™‚ I learned how to apply make-up all by myself ( Kung nagawa ko, then magagawa ninyo rin), yes all by myself. Btw, the make-up brand that I’m using is from The Face Shop coz it’s especially made for Asian’s skin and it’s hiyang to me.

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The Leather jacket was sponsored by Hubby, actually it’s his birthday gift to me two-years ago. πŸ™‚

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Shoes from VNC, Leggings from The Ramp, Belt from Oxygen, Black Spaghetti strap from YRYS and accessories from Paseo Center Tiangge. ( whats good in this outfit? Lahat from SALE! Oha! Oha! )

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Now this is my usual uma-Anne Curtis red lipstick. I’m just wearing a simple plain white shirt here and of course accessories, but because of my bloody lips naging mas FAB tingnan (sabi nila! ) and then samahan mo pa ng matinding self-confidence! Trust me. πŸ™‚

There’s no limitation when it comes to being Kikay, Matanda ka man or Mommy ka
Man, kahit may ngipin o wala you should always look good inside and out. You don’t need to spend money just to look beautiful. Now is the better time to fix yourself and show everybody what you’ve got! Show them that you are not just an ordinary Mom, but you’re an UNKABOGABLE Mommy! πŸ™‚

Go Mommy! Go Mommy! πŸ™‚

Your Kikay Barkada,
Kikay Mommy Sha

P.S. “The true beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, always remember that!