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At Shibuya Center Town, one of the busiest places in Tokyo, Japan
Vidal Sassoon is back!
This product is not new in the industry as the late Vidal has already been tagged as the original salon genius and iconic in his field of expertise.
Now, his legacy lives on with the Vidal Sassoon Hair Care line. The Vidal Sassoon Hair Care line has two kinds: Base Care and Color Care. Base care is basic hair care, and color care is great for colored hair.
I tried the Base Care series.
It may be embarrassing to admit but after my first use, hubby stroked my hair and exclaimed, “O, bakit ang lambot?” HAHA. Well, that just means the products work!
Vidal Sassoon shampoo and conditioner/treatment coat hair with a thin protective layer to soothe frizz and make it elastic.
In my recent Japan Trip, the cover of Nylon Magazine caught my eye.
I love the makeup of the cover girl- gold eyeshadow + dark vampire red lips.
As soon as I got back to Manila, I searched for this lip shade in cosmetic counters. And guess where I found a similar shade? Ever Bilena.
Fully aware of my short attention span in makeup, I didn’t want to spend too much on a lipstick I might get tired of in two weeks, so the affordability of Ever Bilena was perfect.
Ever Bilena in Espresso, P170
Here’s the result-
Some tips on how to pull off the vampire red lips:
1. Use gold eyeshadow on the upper and lower eyelid. I used a darker shade of gold because the lighter ones make my eyes look smaller. For those blessed enough to have big almond eyes, light gold might work for you.
Gold usually contains a lot of glitters so be extra careful with the glitters that might fall on your cheeks.
2. Don’t use heavy black eyeliner ‘coz you will end up looking like a scary Halloween vampire.
3. Keep cheek color light.
4. Hair should be stylishly messy.
As for my review of the Ever Bilena Espresso, here it goes:
Even at its price of P170, surprisingly, my lips didn’t dry out. The color came off pretty nicely.
The packaging looks a LOT like Maybelline’s lipsticks. It would be great if they could be more original with their packaging.
The lipstick was too soft that it broke into two. I don’t know if the hot weather contributed to this.
I’m happy I bought it and I recommend it to others!
I have to warn you though that the vampire red lip color can make your teeth look yellowish. But it’s definitely a sexy shade worth trying. =)
Strolling the streets of Tokyo
Their mission is to train and employ women from impoverished communities in the Philippines, who have been handpicked for their potential and artistic aptitude, to become highly skilled craftswomen specializing in handmade products.
Their latest design is the Hiraya Scarf Mother of Pearl Necklace.
The embellished portion are all handstitched by their women beaders, and only 3 pieces are made per day.
At only P680 each, the Hiraya scarf comes in different colors and is a perfect gift for the holiday season!
You’ll not only be making your loved ones happy, but you’ll also be helping out their chosen community.
More GOOD NEWS! We are giving away TWO of the Hiraya Scarf Mother Of Pearl Necklace!
Joining is easy! Just leave a comment and share with us any hope, dream, aspiration or wish.
This contest will run in all my social media accounts: blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram; you may even email me firstname.lastname@example.org! Links to my accounts are on the side bar.
Winners will be chosen by lottery. We will be announcing the winners on December 20, 2013. You have until then to send us an entry. =)
I pitched the story to the News To Go producers and they were as excited as I was with the concept.
This was such a delight to shoot and I wouldn’t mind being a zombie again. =)
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