Visited Styles Studio Salon – Night Out with Friends

rsz_1mbp_pinkAfter spending the weekend under the sun (in Baler), time to show my hair some love with Style Studio Salon’s hair color treatment. I know I have recently written about coloring my own hair and guess what? Style Studio Salon in Quezon City gave me and two of my other friends the privilege to try their premium services. So off we went right after our Friday workday and got ourselves ready for the treat.


So I personally went for the hair color opting for a mix of light brown and brown, one to cover my gray hair and two to give my hair that extra sheen. My two other friends went with Brazilian Blowout and with hair cut. It pays to get connected with Styles Studio Salon online, to get notified with their discounts and promos. Just recently, Brazilian Blowout hair treatment was up for a 50% discount! I do not wonder why the place was a regular spot for the customers who visited with us.

Our day of pampering did not stop with our hairs because we also got to try premium nail services with their manicure and pedicure. They used nothing less but Cuccio nail polish. You will never run out of color options just by looking at their nail polish bar. I went for my usual red and my friends went with dark brown and nude for theirs.

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And because the salon is situated right in the middle of Banawe, Quezon City, it is accessible from wherever you may need to come from.  We opted to visit after work hours and we were not disappointed. The stylist and the staff were courteous enough and would even agree to extend salon hours, if necessary, to finish your treatment. We even had food delivered for dinner over treatments!

20150918_220142Towards the end of the visit, we are all smiles for a long list of reasons. Happy about the way our hair looks. Our nails do not have a way of saying what amount of work they got into for the day. We went home bringing not just the treatments from Styles Studio, but we went home with a night well spent with friends.

Styles Studio Salon is at Antonia Mansion #690 Banawe St. Quezon City, open daily from 10am to 10pm.

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Style icons Jeannie Mai (left) and Sazzy Falak (right) on DIVA’s How Do I Look? Asia

How do I Look US is not something foreign to us, TV viewers. It is good news to finally see Asia’s How Do I Look piloting on 31st of August on DIVA, NBCUniversal International Networks’ leading entertainment channel for women in Asia.

The fashion-challenged victims include onesie-addict/ blogger Apple Allison of Sole Searching Soul (Philippines); indie rock guitarist Ariana (Malaysia); mismatch, mishap/ watercolor artist Choc (Taiwan); sales executive, and literally plain Jane (Philippines/Australia); overachieving, yet outdated, Lavinya (Malaysia); rebel teacher Lianni (Philippines); romantically-insecure Maisarah (Singapore); and the uninspiringly-dressed motivational speaker Yessinta (Indonesia).

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rsz_1mbp_pinkI am on the lookout for quick make over tips working moms like me can pick up. You see, I agree that style is something that you cannot get out of a shelf and the stylists on the show, like its US counterpart show, will highlight style tips that can work for Asian women.

How Do I Look? Asia is a testament to DIVAs position as the leading womens entertainment channel in Asia. We are confident that this ground-breaking local production, like its original franchise, will strongly resonate with our core female audiences across the region,” said Christine Fellowes, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, NBCUniversal International Networks. “Using the insights from various in-depth research initiatives on Asian women that NBCUniversal has conducted and developed over the recent years, How Do I Look? Asia features many of the elements that we found women loved: fabulous and fun makeovers, the hottest fashion trends tailored to Asian sensibilities, inspiring and heart-warming personal stories, and a positive underlying message that encourages every woman to be her best self.

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How Do I Look? Asia premieres on 31 August, Mondays at 8PM (SIN/MAL)






MY JOURNEY BACK TO HEALTHY HAIR Abby Asistio’s Recovery from Alopecia



Singer-songwriter, TV host, and the poster girl for alopecia in the country, Abby Asistio is singing a happy tune nowadays.  And it’s all because of those precious new strands of hair which are obviously growing on her previously bald head.

Diagnosed with alopecia areata since the age of four, an autoimmune condition characterized by the loss of hair due to damaged hair follicles, Abby had to contend and overcome various physical, emotional and psychological obstacles.  Having exhausted almost all possible treatments to no avail, Abby finally came to terms with her condition and even rose above it.

With much grace and courage, she went public with her condition in 2012 and shaved her head.  Her message was loud and clear: It’s fine to be bald and beautiful.  Her message was received with loud cheers of praise and her life has never been the same since that fateful day.


Today, Abby proudly shows off her head with its short hair, like a child showing off a prized toy.  “It has consistently been growing longer these past two years.  My hair is significantly thicker now and I could already style it in different ways, even without having to wear wigs, turbans, and other hair accessories,” she shares with an obvious gleam of joy in her eyes.Abby quickly reveals her secret: Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss.

After her public outing in 2012, Nutramedica reached out to Abby to try Novuhair.  She had already heard about it from Fanny Serrano, a family friend and the brand’s endorser, but she was wary of trying another product just to get disappointed all over again.


She eventually started and relented using Novuhair in March 2013.  After six months, Abby was pleasantly surprised to notice fine strands of baby hair growing in previously bald areas.  “It was very exciting!  It encouraged me to be more persistent in using it,” Abby recalls.

Since that day, Abby has been a loyal Novuhair user and swears by it.  “I use the scalp lotion, shampoo, and conditioner religiously,” Abby continues.

It seems like a miracle, those delicate black strands of hair growing from her scalp and for Abby, the sensations are almost all new to her.  “I never thought I could have a full head of hair again.  I could actually “take care of my hair” now and even go to the salon to get a trim,” she says enthusiastically.  “I love having hair again,” she further states.


Having alopecia is a huge part of Abby’s life journey and after successfully recovering from it, she has made it her mission to help others afflicted with the same condition.  She started by putting up the first support group in the country – Alopecia Philippines, which aims to spread awareness about the condition and at the same time, inspire and motivate those with alopecia to become more secure and comfortable in their own skin.

As of now, the group’s online Alopecia Philippines Facebook group counts around 300 members from all over the country.  There are those who are afflicted with alopecia themselves and some are their family members or loved ones.  “People share stories there, share experiences, post inquiries as well as words of encouragement to help those in the group,” Abby states.

The group has already lined up a number of activities and campaigns for the year, especially during Alopecia Awareness Month come September, including a planned Alopecia Weekend Boot Camp and awareness concert.   They also hope to formalize the organization before the year ends to do more for those with alopecia in the country.


“It’s never easy,” Abby says about living with alopecia.  “But remember, you are not alone.  People around you love and care for you, and accept and appreciate you for who you are.  Look for someone to talk to, a shoulder to cry on, people to laugh about your journey and hair stories with,” Abby further shares.

“Everything happens for a reason.  In the end, we can choose to rise above the disease and come out better, stronger, more courageous, and more beautiful.  Our hair may come and go but it is who we are, what is inside that truly matters and lasts,” Abby says with a smile, the beautiful woman who has bravely  battled alopecia and came out of it gloriously victorious with the aid of Novuhair. Abby thanks Novuhair, “I now have a full head of hair and feel more confident than ever before.”

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion is available as an individual purchase; as part of a combo pack that includes Novuhair Herbal Shampoo and Topical Scalp Lotion; or a 3-in-1 pack with Novuhair Herbal Shampoo and Conditioner and Topical Scalp Lotion; and a 2-in-1 plus one with two Novuhair Shampoos plus Topical Scalp Lotion, all in 200 ml bottles.  Available in all Mercury Drug outlets, Watsons branches, Lazada online, and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575 and visit Like us on Facebook: Novuhair Official and follow us on Twitter:@NovuhairNatural.

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Joined Eyebrowdery’s Bloggers’ Day

I may not be the beauty-queen-type of mom but I have always been thankful about the way I look. I am sure the other mommies reading this post will also identify with me if I say that how I look is the last thing on my mind on a regular mommy-day. But there can be times when you would play in your mind how you want to look with long, curly hair, longer eyelashes, fairer skin or flatter tummy (that’s me, thinking out loud).

And so it was encouraging to have known that Eyebrowdery was established to offer the most innovative way of putting permanent make-up on mommies’ beautiful faces, with materials coming from all natural plant extracts, organic, environment friendly and 100% safe.

picture1Definitely liking their nails services with regular manicure, gel manicure, chrome nails and nail whitening services offered. There is also the Little Onesies Princess Treatment that will allow your small daughters to enjoy mani/pedi services with mommy.

picture2Make-up embroidery has become known in fashion forward countries like Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan and a whole lot more. Miss Klarisse Tabao (pictured above), CEO of the Eyebrowdery, who has keen sense in beauty, fashion, and who is naturally ‘kikay’, took up classes in Singapore from a very famous school when it comes to embroidery, Aesthetics International Academy.

Got to observe a 3D Eyebrowdery treatment on the bloggers’ day and it was interesting to see the model’s face accurately assessed for its shape to go with the best eyebrow contour.

picture3Eyebrowdery, unlike tattoo, is a semi-permanent treatment that may last from 2 to 5 years. It is done by adding natural colored pigment from plant extracts to the skin. Klarisse started tracking out the area first and showed the model if it matches her desired brow shape and color. The entire area is then filled with hair-like pigments giving the brows a full and flawless look.

picture4 picture5 picture6Another model went for Eyeliner Tinting, great option when you find it hard to use an eyeliner pencil. It is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure that may last from 4 to 6 weeks.

picture7 picture8Whatever treatment you decide to go for, mommies, please know that we are all wonderfully and fearfully made by God. Eyebrowdery shares the vision of enhancing our God-given looks and how to make moms’ lives easier by providing a quicker way of completing your beauty upkeep.

Please follow this page for more about Eyebrowdery as I try eyebrow threading service in the coming weeks.

Eyebrowdery is at Unit 201 Fox Square Building 53 Connecticut St. Northeast Greenhills San Juan City. Book appointments at 7517236.

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