HIT OR MISS? | DO-IT-YOURSELF NOVELINA PROFESSIONAL HAIR & SCALP TREATMENT PRODUCT REVIEW

VERDICT: HIT

Impressive and promising. That is how I would describe Novelina Hair and Scalp Treatment after using it. Novelina Hair and Scalp Treatment is an affordable do-it-yourself solution to help restore the hair’s lost moisture because of chemical treatment or daily styling. Without leaving the house, I can treat my crowning glory to a hair spa for 5 to 10 minutes tops. Just apply it on hair. Wet or dry, it does not matter. Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse and boom!

Novelina Hair and Scalp Treatment helps me rejuvenate my dry, brittle and damaged hair due to extensive exposure to the sun and sea and stress from the recent hair coloring session I had. After initial use, my hair felt moisturized and natural oils and proteins seemed to have been restored.

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Novelina Hair and Scalp Treatment rejuvenates dry, brittle, or damaged hair and replaces moisture, natural oils and protein lost during chemical treatments.

If you are in a hurry, watch the vlog below instead. Otherwise, proceed. Happy reading!

It has been a while since I did a HIT OR MISS Vlog. The last time I did a HIT OR MISS Vlog was nine months ago (lol). Click here to watch it.

I have been busy traveling. Do watch my latest travel video featuring Siargao here.

What is HIT OR MISS anyway? HIT OR MISS is one of the segments in my Youtube channel where I do product reviews to check if the product actually delivers its product claims and promises. Most of the products that I review are skin care products being a skin care addict myself.

The rainy season is the lean season, if I may call it, for any travel blogger for obvious reasons.

I actually got stranded due to heavy rains and floods last week in Pangasinan when my brother and I went home to celebrate our Mom’s birthday. I also got sick. But it was all good because I got to spend more time with family.

However, I am saddened by how bad my home province was struck by the recent typhoon.

I have friends whose houses were flooded for days. Government and private establishments had to close down and electricity and internet were intermittent.

Now, I am back in Metro Manila to do non-travel related content.

My next scheduled trips this August are Bataan, Carabao Island and Guimaras. Well, apparently, the rainy season is not that lean a month after all. I just pray for sunny days ahead.

All the traveling that I did last summer have taken its toll on my hair. I was traveling non-stop and was exposed to the sun and sea for long hours. I also got invited to a hair coloring session. Click here for that entry.

I so badly needed a hair and scalp treatment that is both easy on the pocket and one that I can do at home. I mean just look how stressed out my crowning glory is in the photo below:

Fortunately, Novelina Cosmetics sent me a do-it-yourself hair and scalp treatment product to try.

Novelina Hair and Scalp Treatment

Just how effective is this Do-It-Yourself Novelina Professional Hair and Scalp Treatment? Let me share my experience with you. Watch my short HIT OR MISS Vlog below:

As it claims, this do-it-yourself hair and scalp treatment solution helps in restoring hair’s lost moisture due to chemical treatment or daily styling. It can protect hair before and after hair salon services such as rebonding or hair coloring that use chemicals that stress the hair and scalp.

Novelina Professional Hair and Scalp Treatment contains a hydrating blend of emollients that increases moisture retention in hair.

Product Claims/Promises:

  • Instantly rejuvenates dry, brittle, or damaged hair
  • Replaces moisture, natural oils and protein lost during chemical treatments

Features:

  • A Japanese formulation
  • Strengthens over-processed hair
  • Has a refreshing clean scent

Directions for use:

  • Apply liberally to wet or dry hair.
  • Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Rinse.
Novelina Professional Hair and Scalp Treatment. Ingredients:  Aqua, Mineral Oil (Liquid Parrafin), Cetyl Alcohol, Oleyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Trimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Aloe Extract, POE Liquid Lanolin, Silk Peptide Solution, L-Threonine, Sodium Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid, Antiseptic, Perfume, Citric Acid.
Ingredients: Aqua, Mineral Oil (Liquid Parrafin), Cetyl Alcohol, Oleyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Trimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Aloe Extract, POE Liquid Lanolin, Silk Peptide Solution, L-Threonine, Sodium Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid, Antiseptic, Perfume, Citric Acid.

Ingredients:

Aqua, Mineral Oil (Liquid Parrafin), Cetyl Alcohol, Oleyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Trimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Aloe Extract, POE Liquid Lanolin, Silk Peptide Solution, L-Threonine, Sodium Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid, Antiseptic, Perfume, Citric Acid.

Novelina Professional Hair and Scalp Treatment
Novelina Professional Hair and Scalp Treatment. The perfect do-it-yourself solution for restoring hair’s lost moisture due to chemical treatment or everyday styling. Protects hair before and after chemical service such as rebonding or hair coloring because it contains a hydrating blend of emollients that increases moisture retention in hair.

Novelina Hair and Scalp Treatment is available in the following sizes:

  • 200 ml tube for Php 200.00
  • 500 g jar for Php 455.00

Novelina Hair and Scalp Treatment is for sale online. Visit the Novelina Cosmetics Online Shop here. It is also available on Lazada Philippines here.

Novelina Hair and Scalp Treatment is:

  • Formulated in Japan by Novelina Cosmetics Co., Ltd. Osaka Japan
  • Manufactured by Novelina Cosmetics Co., Ltd. Shanghai, China
  • Exclusively Distributed in the Philippines by Tritan Ventures, Inc., Tritan Plaza, Magallanes Commercial Center, Makati City, Philippines 1232

For more product information, visit https://www.novelinacosmetics.com and https://www.facebook.com/novelinacosmetics

Signing out for now. Peace!

HAIR MAKEOVER USING REVLONISSIMO COLORSMETIQUE COLOR & CARE

Last Tuesday, I was invited by New Summit Colors Distribution for a hair makeover. Their office is located near the International Airport which is a bit too far from where I live quite honestly. I live in Cubao and going to Paranaque on a weekday (morning) can be a pain in the rear.

Fortunately, I had a meeting in Sucat, Paranaque that morning. I was also allowed by New Summit to arrive later than the 10 AM call time. I was done with my meeting by 11:30 AM. It was raining that day so traffic was heavier than usual. After being stuck in traffic for almost an hour, I finally got to the venue by 12:45 PM.

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It was not my first time to get a hair makeover. I have done gigs before for Frank Provost and Jesi Mendez to name a few. That is why I was excited about how my new do would turn out.

I was pleased to see this photo neatly placed in the area designated for me. It made me wonder how and where they got my photo. Lol.

I arrived lunch time. Talk about perfect timing. While waiting for my hair technician to start his wonders on me, Me-an Clemente of www.yogoandcream.com and I had lunch. Me-an arrived fifteen minutes earlier. The rest was done with lunch. As they say, ‘Tummy First’. Priorities… Priorities… Priorities… LOL.

Ever since I started travel blogging, my trips to the hair salon have become less and less. It has been two years since I left the corporate setting and two years of not being bound by any dress code. Did you know that the last time I had a hair cut was more than a year ago? Lol.

One week prior to this hair makeover session, I was asked by New Summit about my hair’s history and if I had any pegs in mind. I searched far and wide for that perfect ‘Travel Blogger Look’ (if there is such a thing). Below were my three choices. Yes, I even considered donning a Targaryen look.

I also did a poll on Facebook if I should get a haircut already or not. The response was not a resounding and overwhelming ‘Yes, get a haircut already’. Hence, given the nature of what I do now, I believe it is best to keep it long and neat. I can always cut my hair anytime anyway.

Facebook Poll

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With Jhapz, the hair technician assigned to me.

The hair technician assigned to me was Jhapz. Rock on! Jhapz is definitely not the stereotypical hair technician. Watch the short video below and you’ll know what I mean.

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Revlonissimo Colorsmetique Color & Care High Performance Creme Gel Color and Revlon Professional Blonde Up Gentle Powder

Jhapz used two Revlon products to achieve my Final Look:

  1. Revlonissimo Colorsmetique Color & Care High Performance Creme Gel Color 60mL
  2. Revlon Professional Blonde Up Gentle Powder 500 gr

Here are the features and benefits of the products based on the brochure:

Revlonissimo Colorsmetique Color & Care High Performance Creme Gel Color 60mL

  • Permanent color dyes with a wide variety of shades.
  • Range: 98 shades

Active Ingredients:

  • Colored oxidation ingredient: delays colorant oxidation for better diffusion of colorants into the hair shaft. Long-lasting color.
  • High variety of oxidizing dyes: Up to nine different high-quality colorants, depending on the shade. Color richness, uniformity and chromacity.
  • Specific C5 colorants: Specific colorants for red, copper and burgundy: with high affinity to the hair fiber. Sublime beauty, vibrancy and intensity.
  • New shine molecule: High affinity for the hair surface with new dual-function for a long-lasting mirror effect.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Skincare cosmetic ingredient with moisturizing properties.
  • Soy Protein: Contains peptides and essential amino acids, nourishes, renovates and prepares hair so it is in the optimum condition to receive color.
  • Blend of care agents: Protects the integrity of the hair and its cuticle by sealing it. Specific ends locker for a polished look.

Revlon Professional Blonde Up Gentle Powder 500 gr

  • Soft, non-volatile lightening powder
  • Concentrated compact bleaching powder with lightening molecules
  • Uniform results and a lightening powder up to 7 levels

BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS by New Summit Colors Distribution’s Photographer:

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Thanks Jhapz and Revlon Professional for the hair makeover session.

My hair makeover session started at about 3 PM and ended at a little past 7 PM. I think Jhapz forgot to give me some hair care tips. I would have wanted though to have a proper hair treatment after the coloring session but I guess there was not enough time to do the procedure.

I got home late, close to 10 in the evening. Thanks to the horrendous traffic along mighty EDSA. I did not wash my hair in the shower that night.

The next day, lo and behold, the hair color became even more vibrant.

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Honestly, I was a bit worried that I did not get a proper hair treatment after the hair makeover session. As I said, it was not my first time to get a hair makeover. I have done modeling gigs in the past and it was either I would get a proper hair treatment after the hair makeover session (same day or was asked to return days later) or would be given hair treatment products to use at home.

In fairness to Revlon, I feel that my hair was not subjected to the usual stress of hair coloring. Thanks to the hyaluronic acid content of Revlonissimo Colorsmetique Creme Gel Colour. As a skin care addict myself, I am quite familiar with the moisturizing properties of this ingredient.

Just the same, I visited the hair salon I used to frequent in the afternoon and got a Keratin Treatment.

I might also try some DIY hair treatments such as mayonnaise as suggested by fellow Travel Blogger Lee Rosales of www.Ilovepaars.com soon. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

Signing out for now. Peace!

Disclaimer:
The hair color service treatment was sponsored by New Summit Colors Distribution in exchange for a blog and an Instagram post. Pertinent information about the products were based on the product brochures included in the media kit. Everything written in this blog is of my honest opinion and personal experience.

GROOMING | DITCH CHEMICAL ROMANCE FOR NATURAL LOVE THIS V-DAY WITH NOVUHAIR

Its Valentine’s month once again! A month full of seeking to perfectly express your love in beautiful and fabulous ways. This is because they want to ensure they’re the apple of the eye of their special someone come the romantic occasion of the year that they will celebrate together.

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So if you find yourself being whisked away to a charming place or have planned on a candle-lit dinner date with your beloved, you’ve got every reason to get all glammed up on Hearts Day! Why not? T’is a celebration of love after all.

Make a big impact by putting together a look that brings out the best in you. From your clothes and make-up to the tiny details that count, you have many options to get that stunning aura on V-Day.

Better start with the hair, which usually draws attention to a person. Per studies, a head full of hair indicates youth and health at its best. Power and stability, on the other hand, corresponds to a long, shiny tress. A bouncy bob means bubbly personality. Meanwhile, curly locks add to masculinity and femininity.

Gotta hair like them? Well, don’t lose hope if you ain’t have any. All you need is love. And what a better way if it comes out naturally in you. Taking good care of it should not be enforced, but rather a rewarding pamper for yourself. This applies, too, when choosing the right product for your mane.

Stay away from chemical-based ones. This is a “must”, especially when dealing with problems like shedding or thinning of the hair. Most of which contain parabens as preservative, according to aesthetics and rejuvenation expert Dr. Cecilia Catapang.

“Through the years, as you use chemical-based product, slowly and little by little, your body absorbs the parabens, which accumulate to significant levels, enough to induce what is called an estrogen sensitive breast cancer,” she says.

Synthetic hair care products have several adverse effects because they are drugs. What you don’t know about them might hurt you. So avoid it the next time you go over the counter for your supplies or ditch what you’re using today for naturally-made products because they aid in stimulating hair growth while maintaining its natural water, shine and vibrancy.

Amid a glut of chemical-free hair solutions out there, Dr. Catapang recommends NOVUHAIR for its being natural and compliant to the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive, which means it doesn’t have paraben. In addition of its safety benefits, this topical scalp lotion specifically is the only hair growth product in the market containing 19 natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients working synergistically to help remedy hair problems from growth to vanishing.

NOVUHAIR helps rejuvenate, nourish and maintain moisture in the scalp and improve the overall appearance of the tress. Lastly, it’s more effective and safe solution to help remedy hair loss and promote hair growth.

Sounds like it’s time to shift to “nature’s answer to hair loss”, ladies and gentlemen. It’s time to start loving again your hair with NOVUHAIR to enhance or bring back the old “crowning glory” to look your best in front of your dearest, or turning the head of a potential mate on you this V-Day. Let the love begin!

Discover more ideas on how to embark on a wellness journey at www.coryquirino.com.

QUEEN MOTHER SALON OPENS

On December 12, the first branch of the Queen Mother Salon by Karla Estrada had its grand opening in Pwesto Community Mall, Don Antonio Heights, Quezon City.

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Ms. Karla Estrada herself and Kathryn Bernardo cut the ribbon while Daniel Padilla looked on.

It was a day of festivities as the salon’s grand opening coincided with the opening of the Pwesto Community Mall. Friends from the entertainment industry, the press and fans graced the momentous ocassion.

Me with Momshie Karla and my brother Jem Mark
Me and DJ Padilla
Me with Kathryn Bernardo
Me with the PBB Teens Ysabel, Vivoree and Heaven
Me with Hazel (Ara Mina) and her daughter.
Me with Alora who entertained the fans with super high energy along with Negi
Me with Negi.
Me with MJ Felipe
Karla Estrada in one of her interviews

In one of her interviews, Karla shared that her objective in coming up with the business is to help countless women like her succeed. She believes that through this Franchising Business, she can support the less fortunate women especially the single mothers by providing them opportunities to develop and hone their skills so they can reboot their lives and start a living. For franchising inquiries call 0916-5551911 and look for Mr. Armando Cruz.

Note that prices may change without prior notice.

For reservations, call 0996-9426182 and look for Jamie Morato.

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Me with (from left to right) Jamie, Grace, Val, AJ, Tita V and Kuya Dho during the grand opening of the Queen Mother Salon

The first Queen Mother Salon by Karla Estrada branch is located in:

Pwesto Community Mall
56 Holy Spirit Drive
Don Antonio Heights
Quezon City

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To stay updated, you may follow her Facebook Page here and her Instagram here.

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Congratulations again to Momshie Karla, Queen Mother!

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Tagged along my brother Jem Mark to cover the grand opening of the Queen Mother Salon by Karla Estrada on December 12, 2017 in Pwesto Community Mall

Click here for the blog featuring Karla Estrada’s photoshoot for the Queen Mother Salon.

I will be uploading videos soon so stay tuned. Signing out for now. Peace!

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THE AESTHETICS STUDIO’S YULETIDE PROMO FOR MEN

This Christmas season ensure that you look your best especially when you usher in the New Year. Give yourself a gift by investing on your looks!

The Aesthetics Studio by Kristine Lucas is offering special discounts on the following manservices:

  • Oxygen Peptide Nutrient Facial, 50% off including all intensives whitening, anti-aging and anti-pigmentation
  • RF / Lipo- Cavi, 50% off
  • IPL Hair Removal, 50% off
  • Liptint, 40% off
  • Velvet Lash Extensions, 40% off
  • BB Glow, 25% to 40% off
  • Manbrows, 40% off

Just like you, I, myself, would like to know the features and benefits of the different manservices I just enumerated. So I asked Ms. Kristine Lucas herself. Below are her crisp and concise answers to my queries:

What is Oxygen Peptide Nutrient Facial?
This is a special facial procedure that uses organic serums from the US that is infused to the skin using oxygen mist. It is very effective, soothing and relaxing. It is for whitening, anti-pigmentation and anti-aging.

Photo from The Aesthetics Studio by Kristine Lucas Facebook Page

What is RF / Lipo- Cavi?
RF / Lipo-Cavi is a combination of radio frequency, cavitation and vaccuum for effective fat reduction and toning. Ten sessions are recommended for optimal results

What is IPL Hair Removal?
Intensive pulse light (IPL) hair removal is a machine that targets the dark hair and slowly minimizes its growth. Ten sessions are recommended for optimal results.

What is Liptint?
Liptint is the infusion of pigment to the lips using natural ingredients to make the lips look like it has lip tint.

What is Velvet Lash Extensions?
Velvet Lash Extensions are very light weight hardly lash extensions for men with chosen shape & thickness that are perfect for men.

What is BB Glow?
BB Glow is an intensive whitening treatment that adds a little pigment to the skin making it look more refined & glow. The treatment can also help minimize pores, lift the skin, prevent aging or revive skin and lessen wrinkling.

Before and After photos of a customer who availed of BB Glow

 

What is Manbrows?

Manbrows is eyebrow embroidery for men, mimicking the natural hair growth of existing hair strands to make it appear darker and thicker.

Me with Lester Rodriguez accurately designing my manbrows
Me before the procedure, waiting for the EMLA (Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetics) to take effect
Kristine Lucas doing my manbrows
Me looking dapper after getting my new manbrows
Lester Rodriguez, the resident #Manbrows artist, after undergoing eyebrow embroidery by Kristine Lucas
Model: Patrick Joey P. Diaz

 

The Aesthetics Studio by Kristine Lucas is located at LG8 Richville Corporate Tower Alabang-Zapote Road, Madrigal Business Park, Alabang,  Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila.

For inquiries, you may call 0917 553 4348. You may also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Thank you for reading. Signing out for now. Peace!

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HIT OR MISS? | DR. LABELLA INTENSIVE WHITENING WATERFULL TONER

VERDICT: HIT

I would like to share with you one of my greatest finds: Dr. Labella Intensive Whitening Waterfull Toner. Watch the full vlog on my youtube channel here.

I have been using this wonderful toner for about a month now. So far so good! Just clear and moisturized face. It has helped me get rid of the dark spots on my face. Thanks to its main ingredient Glutathione. Also, it has Hyaluronic Acid or Sodium Hyaluronate, probably one of the best moisturizing ingredients that I know. Each molecule holds up to 10 times its weight in water. This Korean-made toner comes in a premium looking 150 ml bottle.

Dr Labella Intensive Whitening Waterfull Toner

It is in liquid form, translucent and smells good. After washing, I apply it on my face using a cotton ball, gently smoothing it from the center out. I do not use a moisturizer anymore after using the toner. I just put on a sunblock before going out and about.

Dr Labella Intensive Whitening Waterfull Toner Product Information
Screen Shot from Dr. Labella Philippines Facebook Fan Page

Below is the complete list of ingredients of this wonderful toner. Just all the good stuff!

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glutathione, Angelica Keiskei Leaf/Stem Extract, Oryza Sative (Rice) Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Arbutin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Anhydroxylitol, Glucose, Xylitol, Xylitylglucoside, Andansonia Digitata Seed Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Betaine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance

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For inquiries on how to get this product, please visit www.facebook.com/DrLabellaPhilippines or www.drlabella.com.ph

Have you tried this product? Let me know in the comments section below. You may also suggest products that you would want me to review.

Like me on www.facebook.com/jaws.andrada or www.facebook.com/theskincareaddictofficial

Signing out for now. Peace!

 

GIVEAWAY WINNER | PROACTIV 30-DAY KIT

Congratulations to the winner of this month’s RBG (Random Blog Giveaway)!

The Random Blog Giveaway for September is Proactiv’s Integrated Acne Treatment System 30-day Kit composed of one 60 mL Renewing Cleanser, one 60 mL Revitalizing Toner, one 30 mL Repairing Treatment and a bonus tube of Refining Mask.

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And the winner is … Mr. Gary Lumapas!

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Here is his entry:

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Thanks to all who joined my first RBG. Stay tuned because I will be announcing October’s Random Blog Giveaway soon.

Signing out for now. Peace!