The Wonders of Cosmetics

You can still be beautiful without makeup on but by adding color to your face, you can enhance that natural beauty of yours. Thanks to the Egyptians who discovered the wonders of cosmetics in 10,000 BC.

Over the years, the purpose of makeup hasn’t really changed. It can take years off your appearance or can make you look matured…depends on how you’ll apply them.

Meet my cousin Jhanna…a sweet young lady. She’s pretty, is she not?

But with the right makeup on, she looks more beautiful.

When applying makeup, remember that you are enhancing your beauty and not covering up your face so don’t apply too much foundation and concealers. It is also best to use foundation that is exactly your skin tone. Draw away attention to negatives such as long neck, big ears, etc. by accentuating your beautiful assets.

If you want to see more of Jhanna’s photos, you can check her album HERE.

Hair Rebonding

I was born with thick wavy hair. I got it from my father. They say that wavy hair is an asset because it’s beautiful, luscious and unique. Well, not my hair. It was frizzy most of the time and very hard to manage. I can’t keep it short as I will look like Albert Einstein so I always have it long but needed to be tied all the time to keep it tidy. I remember sometime in college when a classmate told me that my hair looks like a floor mop. Because it was his first time to see my hair loose, maybe he was shocked. 🙁 But because of hair rebonding this is how my hair looks now.

 

During hair rebonding a chemical that will make your hair straight and sleek is applied. Then it will be ironed to break the remaining curls. The process must be followed by cellophane treatment to prevent hair damage. The cellophane will condition the hair and give its luster from hair shaft to tip. It will give the hair the shiny, glassy texture. The whole process will take 5-6 hours, depends on how long, thick and curly your hair is. Your stylist will also restrict you from washing your hair or getting it wet for 3 days for the treatment to set.

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It’s my second time to have my hair rebonded. The first one was sometime in June last year and I am happy with both results. Would you believe that I got the whole process, rebonding + cellophane treatment, for only Php1000 ($23)? Sometimes you don’t have to spend too much to have a silky straight hair just like those on shampoo advertisements. Just remember to give your hair extra pampering and regular treatment once it has been rebonded to prevent hair fall.