Friday, June 29, 2012

CYNOS Inside Hair Care Launch + Hair Fashion Show

When I got the invite for the CYNOS Hair Care Launch and Fashion Show, I honestly had second thoughts if I should go or not.  First, the venue is in Manila area (Diamond Hotel), where I seldom go unless I'm picking up my dear sister before we go on our way to the province. I really hate driving in that area, I find the roads too narrow...or at least not as wide as Edsa, LOL! And second, I am not that into hair simply because I don't even know how to fix mine!  But I haven't gone into a hair fashion show before, so I told myself "Why not!?" So I RSVP'd though I am not sure who else from my blogger friends would be going.

As expected, I arrived late though I left the office early.  It was also our dear Jose Rizal's birthday, so I assume there were some festivities around Manila too, hence the traffic.  Fortunately, I came just about in time.

I then met with Charm of Post Ad who is by the way so accommodating (sorry Charm for bombarding you with SMS on my way to the hotel...LOL!).  She then ushered me inside the Diamond Ballroom and though it's my first time to meet her, I immediately felt comfortable talking to her.  I actually wondered if I've met her somewhere already.

Like I've said, I wasn't sure who else is coming to the event.  So I was happy to see Jill and Michelle.  Gelleesh and Chrissy were also there and they were sitting at the other side of the stage.  I wanted to approach them to say hello, but I was too shy. Hehehe. 

The 3 of us didn't have an idea what a hair fashion show is like.  We seated there for more than an hour waiting for the show to start, but we didn't get bored.  When bloggers get together, we get to talk about anything and everything.  I bet that one hour's still not enough, LOL!  It's been a while since I last saw Jill, her hair's a lot longer now.  While Michelle is now sporting a short 'do.  And I am definitely inggit.

The show finally started around 8:30pm, and it started with the beautiful Ms. Rosa Ramos Cinco, the General Manager of Cynos Philippines who gave a short introduction to Cynos.  Actually, it wasn't my first time to hear about Cynos. I got an invite to a Cynos event at Creations Salon months ago but I wasn't able to attend.  I got a press kit though and some products for me to try.

Ms. Rosa Ramos Cinco
General Manager of Cynos Philippines

 I love her dress!

And so the fashion show finally started:

Models sporting different 'dos walked on the stage, looking beautiful and glamorous.  I was just so happy that I decided to come to the event, for I was really enjoying the whole time!

A number of known hairstylists graced the event and did a live demo onstage:

Tinette Ozamis-Puyat

Hanz Olivar

I particularly loved the hairstyles he presented.  The cuts and the styling are all edgy, something you don't get to see everyday and yet, still glam and fab.  I remember meeting him last Cosmetologie Fair at SMX MOA last February, when he bought the Sweet & Smokey palette!  Yiiiii. If I'm not trying to grow my hair long, I would definitely want him to cut my hair.  Oh how I miss my short 'do way back 2006. 

I was not only checking out their hairstyles, but their makeup too!  How I wish I get to do makeup for a fashion show again.  I've been doing mostly weddings, and I definitely miss the excitement and the "rush" during fashion shows!

And of course, Mr. Alex Carbonell, known to be the king of cut and color.  He's also the first Filipino Sebastian Design Artist and the first Filipino ambassador of renowned brand Schwarzkopf.  He's also known to be the hairstylist to the stars. Geesh, he definitely has a lot under his belt!

the crowd went wild during his live demo...imagine cutting the hair while the hair's being blown or while lying down. Crazy! I can definitely say that his live demo was the climax of the fashion show. 

Tinette Ozamis-Puyat, Hanz Olivar and Alex Carbonell on stage with Ms. Rosa Ramos Cinco

The models also went down the stage to let the audience try some of the Cynos products:

Michelle trying out the gel or wax to give her short 'do a bit more Oomph! 

Jill and I tried the Argan Oil, which I immediately fell in love with!

I can say that my trip to Manila despite the bad traffic was so worth it.  My first hair fashion show has left me wanting for more.  I enjoyed it from start to finish and was actually surprised that it ended so soon.  

Thanks again to Post Ad for the invite!
Watch out for my review on some of the Cynos hair products.

LOTD: Peaches

After a recent neutral look, I'm slowly going back to colors again! But I still wanted it to be something simple and yet with a bit of color.  I know that shades of Peach don't suit me as much as Pink does, but I really wanted to make it work on my skin tone.  So here's my look, I hope you like it!

K-Palette eyebrow
TFS eyebrow liner
NYX HD eyebase
UD e/s in Flow (lid)
MAC e/s in Sushi Flower (crease), Espresso + Black Tied (outer-V and crease)
K-Palette Long Lasting eyeliner in Black
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara

Revlon Photoready Correcting Primer
Benefit Boeing 
Tonymoly Snail BB cream
Palgantong Theatrical Powder
Shu Uemura Creamy Dome Cheek in Sunlight Peach
MAC blush in Harmony for contouring

Sleek True Color lipstick in Bare All
Majolica Majorca Honey Pump Gloss Neo

is it too much Peach?

I certainly look weird when I don't show my teeth when smiling...It looks like I'm constipated here.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New CROCS New YOU Styling Workshop with Laureen Uy...

Last week, I got an invite from CROCS for their styling workshop with no other than Ms. Laureen Uy.  Imagine getting tips from one of the country's top fashion bloggers?  Who wouldn't be excited!? I got a few pairs from CROCS and honestly, I find it hard to match it with my outfits.  I prefer heels/wedges nowadays so I only get to wear my CROCS during my lazy, casual days.

 NEW CROCS NEW YOU event at the Megamall Activity Center

And boy, was I so happy to be able to attend...why?

Here's why:

Yes, they now have other "more fashionable" styles...they still have the first models of CROCS (remember those humungous pairs before?) but look,they now have wedges, sandals and heels!

Laureen Uy of

I love her dress, it's neon green!  
And yes, her neon bangles too!

The Philippine winner of the New Crocs New You contest, Lia Espina-Lopez, was also introduced. She won over the 800 who participated in the 2-month long contest.  She got into an accident two years ago that left her half-body paralyzed.  Despite that, she remained positive about life and during that period,CROCS is the only pair of shoes that she can wear.  With that, she truly deserves to win.

Laureen mentioned the essentials that you need in your wardrobe:
1. Black dress
2. Killer heels
3. Statement bag
4. White T-shirt
5. Ballet flats

She also said that it's okay to experiment with fashion until you find your own personal style.  She said she used to be a hippie, an "emo" and some other "fashion styles" until she finally found what she thinks suit her best.  

I think in fashion, what's important is that you still know how to dress appropriately and that you never sacrifice comfort just to be called fashionista.  But that's just me!  

She then gave out styling tips and how you can incorporate CROC's new styles in your wardrobe:

how to wear print-on-print styles

how to dress for office and transform it into a night-out getup, semi-casual and casual

she also gave tips on how to accessorize

see those clothes and accessories?  everything has been provided by SM Department Store!  So yes, "Here in SM, we got it all for you!" 

And of course, all shoes are from CROCS.  I can't wait to get my hands on some of their new styles...especially those heels!

There was also a styling contest to style you current outfit using the available stuff at the backstage.  Laureen also helped the girls and she also chose the winner.  CROCS has been so generous not to let the non-winning participant go home without a prize. So technically, both of the girls won!

yours truly with one of the country's top fashion blogger, Laureen Uy

I now have one of the new styles, CROCS A-Leigh wedges in Black!

I love my new pair, it's definitely comfy and stylish too!

Thanks, CROCS!

Wanna see what CROCS has to offer? 
 I am sure you can find a pair that you'd love to have:

 Adrina Flat II

 A-Leigh Sandals


CROCS A-Leigh Wedges
 Audrey II

Carliana Peep Toe Ombre

Carliana Sandal


CROCS Chameleons Adrina Flat II

CROCS Chameleons Adrina Flat

Croshmesh Ballet Flats

 Crosmesh Hover Skimmer

 Duet Flat


Hover Lace Up Canvas



 Melbourne II

 Melbourne II Lace




Sexi Aliana

Sexi Sandal




So what are you eyeing on?
I have my eyes on Sexi Aliana, Thrilita, Sammilee and Semmy.  Uh-oh, I'm in big trouble!

CROCS is now a lot trendier and will fit the style of today's fashion forward Filipinas.

Visit Crocs PH website and like them on Facebook.

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