Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wax On, Wax Off

Rating: 4/5

Last week I went to Boracay so two days before I went, I went to the salon. The rain would not let up so instead of going to Strip: The Ministry of Waxing in Makati, I ended up going to LayBare Salon at the Mall of Asia. I was worried that they might double dip but I was relieved when I found out their wax are already pre-packed in small containers. They use honey so they have blobs of sticky honey in the container and this is what is used for the client. I only had my underarms did because I think the honey wax would hurt if used for a Brazilian. That and, well... I did not think I would be able to go to the beach as often as I did last March because I was master of ceremonies a the conference which meant I was cooped up in the session hall for most parts. Now in hindsight though... I think I did the right thing *haha!*!

I also had my tummy done so it is smooth and fuzz free. I do not have a hairy tummy but I do not like the baby hair showing. :) The wax got almost all my underarm hair but there were still baby hair in my tummy after the treatment hence the rating.

The technician was very friendly but I think she was not very professional. The technicians outside (those who were not doing much) were also very noisy outside so the place did not seem relaxing. The Strip provides more privacy and is more quiet and more relaxing. I do not think I would ever opt for a Brazilian at a place other than The Strip. LayBare's rates are so much cheaper though. They only charge 150Php for waxing of underarms.

I am also considering getting underarm hair removal treatment using diodes. I might go to Makati Medical Center because they are just charging 4,192Php per session and I am sure there will be doctors there. Facial Care Center can give me 50% discount and I will be able to get 8 sessions for only 28,000Php but the technicians there will not be doctors. I think I prefer Makati Medical Center. If you are planning to get yours done, do not pluck or wax for weeks. For now I am not plucking... I am still thinking about this still actually. I do not know what to do yet. :)

I will keep you posted! :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lip Service

Rating: 5/5
The lip balm that I am super addicted to right now is the Shiseido lip balm. It is in a silver tube and is orange in color. My lips have not cracked since I started using this. Unfortunately, this is only available in Japan. This is made in Japan and is super effective. I am sorry I keep on using the word super but this is really the best word that can think of. To give you an idea, I finished the tube that I got last October to the last gunk hehe... From tube I turned it into mush so I can still use it *hehe*! This does not have a strong scent and is very light. I do not use ot before sleeping, I only apply it before applying lip color.
A tube costs around 500Php. It is not that bad for a Shiseido product. Mine lasted for eight months.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011


<bold> Rating: 3/5 </bold>
I tried Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 anti-aging cream and I was reminded why I stopped using it in the first place. People were complimentin me how radiant my skin looked. I think it's because of the luminous particles. However, I really feel that my pores became larger by using this product. So I stopped.
Instead, I have reverted toy trusted brand Shiseido. I will talk about this later on.
The scent of Olay is nice, packaging is hygeinic and economical but I am not going to use it in a long while.
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1 Tone

Wow... I never bothered to check the stats until today and I was amazed by the number of people who actually read this blog *haha*! I was inspired to write another article needless to say. I will try to post more reviews now that I know people are actually reading this!

I shared last time about my visit at the Facial Care Center in Makati to get a wart removal treatment. I got the wart removal treatment for free but I had to get some other services for a fee. I got two collagen facials and I think, 12 laser tone treatments. I have not been religiously going there what with the high gas price and all but last week I went to Makati Med for a check-up and so I decided to drop by at FCC before going home. I got myself a facial.

I like their facials because they really meticulously clean your face of the blemishes. Also, after the facial I used one of my laser tone treatments. The following day, my mother noticed the change in my face immediately. She said my face was smoother. I also noticed how much firmer it was so I guess the facial and the laser tone work!

FCC is nice because you need not pay for parking. Even if you stay there the whole day, they will not charge you because they have their slots reserved for customers. Also, you are not supposed to tip the technicians because they have a no tipping policy. I think this is nice because you need not worry about how much to give them. The place is clean and I feel everything is kept hygienic so I feel somehow safe here.

What I absolutely abhor about FCC are their agents who will hound you with different offers on treatments. I think they have to be very aggressive so they can meet their quota. The annoying thing is, when you start asking about technical things, I feel they are unable to give convincing answers. Some answers even contradict with previous answers. As a result, I just decide not to avail of any offers. Which is a good thing for my pocket *hehe!*.

Recently, I purchased from cashcashpinoy.com a treatment at the Zen Institute at the Fort. I will tell you about it after I have tried it.