Friday, October 17, 2014

#BeautifulScience Experiment | Stop the Static, Stop the Frizz

We've really come to a point where there is no fooling us. Especially us, beauty mavens. We're more discerning and well, some has gotten more skeptic whenever they see a new product. We're not easily swayed by a pretty face, celebrities and camera tricks. Nope! We know better. And I do hope that I'm part of the reason why you guys prefer to purchase better performing products because I get to show how they fare here on my blog before you try them out.

Well, I've got something interesting to share with you! Last October 14, Pantene launched their latest video. They understand our sentiments on how we won't take anymore BS and want the real deal. And guess what? They are giving us what we want! Results, not fancy flashes.

And what better way to us show how their new innovation but by way of a science experiment (the Sheldon Cooper in me doing a happy dance!). Watch this video quick!

You'd think that there'd be camera tricks but there is none! If you've been to Mind Museum, you probably got to try the Static Generator ball that caused fun and excitement when all your hair stood up. As much as they look great to share on #Instragam, in reality your hair might just be damaged! Yikes!

To explain the science behind why this happens, Shean Lim, Senior Technologist for P&G Hair explains, "When a person touches the metallic ball of the Static Generator, the negative charges from the generator transfers to that person." And since damaged hair shows to have higher negative charge density, our hair causes to rise when it comes in contact with the static ball. They use this science to measure the amount of damage in one's hair. Que Horror!

And with that experiement they were motivated to create Pantene Daily Intensive Conditioner to give women healthy, beautiful hair that resists static electricity. In short, no more dry, frizzy locks!

I certainly hope that I'm not boring you with all this nerdy talk about a conditioner. But really how would we know if we don't talk about it, right? So, please do indulge me. The geek in me is very much intrigued with how this goes.

Truth be told though, we don't need a static ball to measure whether we have damaged hair. If you know that you  expose your hair to UV rays (beach bums gals!) and heat-emitting gadgets, uses chemical-ridden products, let your hair go through chemical procedures like coloring and abuse it with so much shampoo, you know that your hair ends up with frizzy, dry and unmanageable. Welcome to my world!

Perhaps it is possible to have smooth silky hair with the right conditioner. Let's see how Pantene battled out this problem. Those hard to tame frizz may not always be part of our day after all

The way Pantene sought to resolve this dilemma of frizz is to give Pantene Daily Intensive Conditioner a fresh makeover! They added 80% conditioning ingredients compared to previous Pantene conditioners and made sure that it delivers protective layer to resist static electricity. These new conditioning ingredients are also positively charged to neutralised damaged hair. Making it easier for us to say sayonara to frizzy hair!

More so, they created conditioners that are designed for specific hair concerns. Because let's be honest, we want variety especially for us women who like to experiment with different conditioners. There's one for those that shows signs of damaged hair, for fine har, and colored and permed hair.

Pantene Total Damage Care Daily Intensive Conditioner is designed to address ten signs of hair damage: tangles, dullness, brittle strands, split ends, hair fall, dry hair, rough feel, weakness, frizz and unmanageable hair. This is the conditioner for women who already have damaged hair or whose lifestyle and habits expose their hair to damage.

This is what I've been using lately and I must admit that my hair is far less damage-looking. Many have commented on how nice my hair is. :) I love how I can go out and not worry so much about my frizzy hair. And such an added bonus is how fresh-smelling this variant is! :)

Will be reviewing more of Pantene's newest lines in the coming days so watch out for each review! :)

Pantene Aqua Pure Daily Intensive Conditioner gives hair the nourishment it needs without the excess weight, making it perfect for women with fine hair. The Pantene Aqua Pure system’s Clean Rinse Technology delivers conditioning but washes clean and fast. With no added silicone, dye or paraben, it leaves hair with virtually zero weight for a feeling of lightness.

Pantene Color and Perm Daily Intensive Conditioner helps keep colors vibrant and curls intact. Chemical treatments like coloring and perming make hair very damaged, and the Pantene Color and Perm system helps restore the health of hair. Its unique conditioning actives prevent water from entering and exiting hair cuticles so that color pigments don’t run and curls don’t loosen.

It is possible after all to have beautiful hair without all the spectacle. When a brand is serious about giving the best solution to our faily hair care needs, they do achieve the results and able to be straightforward with us on what they can truly offer. No muss, no fuss. Just great looking hair.

What can you say about the new Pantene Daily Intensive Conditioner commercial? :) Impressed by it so far? Would you be giving it a try? :)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What’s new and hip at Collezione C2

I paid another visit to Collezione C2, this time at their Power Plant Mall branch in Rockwell Center. I know my taste in clothing has changed a great deal. I’m not sure if it’s mommyhood that made it so but I prefer my clothes to have a classic appeal than the usual trendy one. I gear now more on pieces that will suit my lifestyle as a mom and a PR practitioner. Nothing too glamorous but rather more subdued with an elegant feel.

I’m not surprised though because I grew up seeing my mom collect polo shirts. She wore them all the time and sh had tons of it! Many of which I still wear to this day. There’s nothing more comforting than being in crisp polo shirt, a pristine white shorts and comfy wedges. It’s my go-to attire lately.

When I got inside of Collezione C2, I was floored! Sooo many great choices. They have two massive rows of shirts in all colors and designs anyone could think of! I particularly like the clean display of the polos that allowed me to check out each design carefully.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Calyx by Clinique | Exhilirating Scent from Nature

I welcome your Sunday with a refreshing scent that I have been enjoying for the past couple of weeks. It's the new Calyx from Clinique.

A nature-inspired scent that makes me feel like lying on a bed of grass, wriggling my toes on it. I swear I could feel the sun of my face and the wind caressing my cheeks whenever I use this scent.

Calyx is a actually a throwback from 1986. It was the days when fragrances that were popular had bold notes in them. Calyx was the proverbial Molly Ringwald in that era, challenging the Madonnas. It's fresh and clean scent stood apart and it was rightly given the attention and in the end became the Homecoming Queen!

Now in 2014, Calyx is once again rediscovered midst all the bolder scents that are flooding the mainstream. It's fresh and modern. But most of all, the scent allows me to go back to earth... to make me feel the dirt on my toes. It's the right fragrance for the person that I am becoming right now. The scent calms me to no end, it settles my mind and makes me look forward to the day that I'm about to have.

Curious what's in it?

Top notes: grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, papaya, mandarin, guava, green leaf
Middle notes: freesia, muguet, rose, neroli, jasmine, lily, marigold
Bottom notes: oakmoss, orris, sandalwood, vetiver

It is definitely something that Filipinas would enjoy, don't you think? After all, we really do like subtle fruity florals that makes us think of nature. Legendary perfumer, Sophia Grosjman, came to create this scent like visiting family in the Mediterrean. The aroma of the grapefruit and orange tree are intrgiungly uniqe when combined.

With a little experimenting, Sophia was able to balance the sweetness of fruits and tartness of the other notes that made Calyx a refreshing, effervescent fragrance.

Did you know that Calyx is the protective covering of a flower bud? It's that part that envelopes the flower before it blooms. After knowing this, it made sense that the scent had that encompassing feel unlike other perfumes.

I'm in love, really. For a cosmolitan woman like me.. I'm so into the nature-filled scent of Calyx. Wearing this transports me to simplier times making me more stable and yet so energetic through out the day.

Fancy how a scent can touch your life by just a few spritz.

Get this at your favorite Clinique counter. Calyx is 3800 (100ml) and PhP 2800 (50ml).

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

24/7 Pinoy Pride with Collezione C2 Philippine Flag Polo Shirts

I know it’s a bit late celebrating Independence Day or Linggo ng Wika, but I recently discovered a great way of celebrating Pinoy Pride every chance I get. Especially now that our talent, skills and beauty are getting recognized all over the world with us doing so well in lots of competition like the FIBA World, International Dragon Boat Tournament, International Football competitions and of course, Miss Universe and other beauty pageants. Pinoy Pride is innate in all of us. We love celebrating our heritage. I for one love this country with all my heart. I can’t see myself leaving it and going abroad. For me, Philippines is the greener pasture.

Collezione C2 feels the same way and so they created a line of shirts that makes it easier for us to celebrate our Pinoy Pride. Collezione C2 is like Philippine’s very own Ralph Lauren. You can’t get more American while wearing a Polo shirt and that same goes with Collezione C2 Philippine Flag Shirts. I visited their Mega Atrium branch, I was impressed with how minimalist the look of the store is, giving their colourful shirts the chance to shine.

Then I gravitated to the nicest chicest totes with Philippine map on it. For women who bring their whole life in their bags, this is for us!

 But what attracted me the most are the newest collection of Philippine Flag shirts in blue, white, and red patterns.

And look! They’ve got designs for women and children, too!

These shirts are made with quality cotton materials to withstand frequent use.

I know a friend who would love the bright yellow tote bags and I'm sooo loving this bright yellow Philippine map shirt.

Cute shirt for future toddler, Camilla Claudette! :)

I had so much fun trying on their shirt! It really felt comfortable… and oh! Their shorts are the best!

Now I know what to give my relatives in the States this Christmas! :)

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