The sun is shining and the typhoon has passed. I sure am confident that we Filipinos could get through this! Smiling and pushing through even if all odds are not in favor. A trait, I am surely proud of!
Speaking of being PROUD, a few days ago, I had my L’Oreal Professionnel hair coloring experience at Bang’s Tony & Jackey SM North Annex. Super glad that after a dose of rescheduling, it finally got pushed through! I even had to cancel the giveaway because of the sudden change in location. I was originally scheduled to get the hair coloring session at Robinson’s Metro East butt -.- there seemed to be a problem with Bench Fix Salons so I got relocated. OMO I didn’t want my +1 winner to experience any hassle and sudden location changes :<
Bang’s Tony & Jackey is located at SM North Annex, and their location was at the farthest farthest end of Annex! I wouldn’t have canceled the giveaway if the location was still the same but SM North is just so far from Robinson’s Metro East!!! A travel from Rob to North would take 1 jeepney ride, 2 trains and A WHOLE LOT OF WALKING. Was haggardly sweaty when I reached the salon~ joesonghabnida to my stylists as I came with wet hair *-*!!
The waiting area was chic thanks to the chandelier and to the mosaic tile design, but the certain shade of green paint on the walls made it a little off :))
Oh a quick story, are you wondering why it’s called Bang’s Tony & Jackey? Well, one of the assistant hair stylist told my sister that it’s because the new owner (Bang) is a dear friend to Tony & Jackey, so the name stayed with an added bonus~
Hihihi I think it was a smart move because Tony & Jackey is already a pretty famous name when it comes to Korean Hair Dressing here in the Philippines.
The green walls doesn’t look that bad on photos but it was not too pretty in reality :)) Green was supposed to be a relaxing color but it made me cringe.
Anyhoo~ This is Mr. Ace, one of the senior Korean hair stylists at SM North Annex. He didn’t want to have a photo taken and was too shy! Good thing Ms. Reyzel, the assistant stylist, was there to encourage him :))
Majirel is a hair color brand under L’Oreal Professionnel which is participating in the Wear Your Color Proud Campaign.
Hair consultation check! I originally have light reddish brown hair due to my previous hair coloring session. I wanted to pursue pure brown hair next but Mr. Ace warned me that since I have the color red on my hair, getting brown hair would be tricky! Because the color red is a strong strong color, it would defeat the color brown and with just a few washes my hair would turn reddish again. So instead I just opted for a darker shade of reddish brown hair (5.60DM5) a change from my always light colored hair ^_^
Annyeong haseyo! Wazzup! Today’s review will be about something mythical… something that can make your hair gorgeously sleek!
I got this last January when I went to the L’Oreal Professionnel Steam Pod x Bench Fix Salon event <3 They used this after they did the awesome steam pod treatment on my hair ^_^
L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil
Nourishing Oil For All Hair Types, with a blend of avocado oil and grape seed oil. It leaves hair instantly more supple, tamed and glossy. Immediately absorbed for a lightweight feel and finish. Depending on hair type, dispense 1-2 pumps into your hand and apply to dry or damp hair.
Ingredients^ Glad to see that there is no paraben here! :D
*nyhohohoho I have always wanted to own a DAR chair </3
A few weeks ago, I got contacted by Cleocat Fashion to do a review! Well it’s a first cause I don’t normally post outfit shots here! But seeing that their shop is focused on doing Korean Fashion whole-selling~ Then I readily agreed! :D
I received the package a few weeks ago and even though Cleocat Fashion is a Singapore based store… I must say, BRAVO *clap clap clap* for a hassle-free transaction! They made sure that the package was tracked properly and that I receive it on time!~
Onto the review ^-^
Annyeong haseyo!!! Today my blog turns three years old! <3 OMO Three years already!~ But it doesn’t feel like it! :D I am just so thankful that I still have people who read my blog and send cheery little comments that sweetens up my day ^-^
I still remember my very first blog post! :)) And it was about Etude House’s Grand Opening at SM North! My tumblr name back then was hellothereprincess.tumblr.com YUP taken from the greetings we Etude House fans get upon entering the store! kekeke~ I changed my blog name because:
- it was very long and typing it on as watermark was tiring :))
- I wanted a more personal blog title~ thus ERIKA JJANG <3 hahahahaha self love daebak!!~
Annyeong haseyo! One delightful afternoon, after arriving home from school I saw this grey package on the coffee table… And immediately assumed that it was the package I was waiting for from Singapore! Horay for assuming! (^-^)/~ Korean fashion shop!
Cleocat-fashion started its humble beginnings selling fashion wares on EBay Singapore in 2006. Our business grew and it was apparent that in order to support our growing customer base, we needed to have our very own website.
It has been more than 7 fruitful years since we first started and we look forward to expanding our product collections to serve your fashion needs.
Murphy, the owner was so generous to let me choose items from their whole website! :) Kamsa hamnida!!!! I really had a hard time choosing my final picks because everything was just so pretty <3 The dresses and tops especially!
Their product sample shots^ These earrings are very unique cause they give an illusion of floating charms by your ear :D
Actual item shipped :) It looks the same as the one on the product sample shot but the only differences were:
- The gem in the middle was more cloudy and looked more purple than pink
- The lock but I prefer the lock that was included in the actual item than the one on the photo because locks like those sometimes irritate my ear XD
But overall this is a sure cute ear piece! <3
Things you do when you have time to spare :) hihihi And yes, I am still alive XD
Well graduating life is so hard -,- and time consuming… even though you are enrolled in the fewest units possible! There are a lot of hurdles to overcome and I always get mixed feelings especially with a particular special project! Happiness, sadness, worries, excitement all jumbled in my heart </3
Our class’ special project is called Sibol. Sibol aims to rehabilitate the RUHAMA shelter for children ̶ a home with a special mission and heart to care for children whose lives have been unjustly corrupted.
This is our advocacy project and a venue to show that we actually have the skills to create and design a living space for real people! Construction has already begun but we still need to raise A LOT to make our spaces come to life!
Donations and SPONSORSHIPS are greatly appreciated! <3 Don’t hesitate to leave a message or email too!
To know more about our Sibol please do visit:
Today was a really fun and tiring day! I had a mock interview a while ago and am actually glad to have experienced being interviewed :D Plus I got the chance to test run my make up! kekeke~ First impressions matter!
Especially my eye make :D :> hihi So glad that it stayed put!!! OH YEAH <33333 I’ll be practicing more on doing this slightly smokey slightly natural eye make for everydayyyy!
But since I am not used to being all formal and dressed up in a ‘serious’ way haha I needed a blazer and ‘serious’ high heels of my own :>
Perfect chance to go shopping! :D Went to Mega to complete my ‘serious I-mean-business’ look :>
Needed a black blazer since I always borrow from mah sistah! :)) And my interviewer also noticed that the blazer was a bit too big on me~
I really like the design of this! :D The little details count! :> And the name of the brand is pretty interesting~ FOLIO like portfolio~ tralalalalala
Say hello to my new headband! kekeke~ It’s so pretty I want to go somewhere and wear it! XD :)) I got this from Girl Shoppe for a very very very very good price!!! <333333
Erika’s Weather Forecast: Happy Easter Sunday everyone! :)
Annyeong haseyo! Say hello to my new pair of shoes :> I dropped by the mall awhile ago just to pass time :)))) omo, so shameful of me to let the time pass (REQUIREMENTS HI!!!)
Last weekend, the malls had their sale and it’s good that some stores still are on SALE today… so yey!!! :> I really need formal looking flats! OJT for summer~~~~ Can’t wear heels all the time!
The bow and buckle design is what attracted me :> so pretty~~~ and formal??? kekeke
Wazzup yo!!! :) My ombre hair needed to say bye bye~ :)) I wanted to do something with my hair so that I will not cut it XD Hair color or hair cut~ hair color!!! So over the weekend my hair transformed! kekeke
Mommy chose the color~ I just told her that I wanted red hair for a change :) I always had black, brown or orange hair :)))
Revlon Colorsilk Luminista is Ammonia- Free. Vibrant, shimmering color for naturally dark hair. Revlon ColorSilk Luminista saturates dark hair with vibrant, shimmering color while subduing unwanted brassiness.
This gentle, ammonia-free formulation contains shine-enhancing mango butter and leaves hair in better condition than before you colored. And with its extra-creamy, moisturizing after-color- conditioner, hair looks healthy and bouncy-not flat, frizzy or dull 100%grey coverage.
Color chart which is not really applicable to black hair :)))) But you get the photo right?~ Blonde hair and dark brown hair will be equally colored^ no difference~~
The kit includes application instructions, gloves, ammonia-free colorant, cream color developer and nourishing after color conditioner.
Mix the ammonia-free colorant into the cream color developer and shake shake shake!
Steampod! Remember my post about this? Well they finally uploaded our 'before' and 'after' transformation via L’oreal Professionnel Philippines :> hihi!!! My fabulous hair~~~ :))) oh!!!! You could join their steampod ipad mini giveaway! Just check out their page ^.^
Erika’s Weather Forecast: I want to have the sweet recipe! XD
Our prof dismissed us a bit earlier than expected so my mommy, sistah and I went to Marquinton :> Kamsa hamnida mommy!~ Thanks for the surprise treat ~(^-^)~
REWIND: A few days ago my uhnee commented on my wardrobe :)) I only had one color scheme XD White, pink and black :)))))
So I got these pretty dresses :> Well mostly are in black still :)) But at least now I have blue stuff! Little by little ;)
New year, new day, new kpop single from SNSD! They released it today (watch it by clicking the photo above^ ;D) and I must say~ I like it! New concept for them taking on the edgy, funky, colorful, gangsta style that I love!
The start of the mv…~ let’s you enter their very pink pink girly room! <333 Ahh I love it’s in your face pink that screams out from my laptop screen~~
^As a future interior designer~ I must always check the quality of the furniture~~ and I think the vanity is not that well made XD take a closer look on the corners~~ >,<
I think it’d be super fun to have a slumber party here! Do nail arts and apply hair color! :))
Director shouts~ Everybody throw something! I would not want to be standing next to Hyoyeon XD A hair blower is a very hard object indeed…
My favorite Damask pattern all over the walls!!! <333 After having a nice look at a girly room~ They’ll take you out on the streets!!
Gangsta on!~ Swag!
I really love their background, hair, clothes and everything! If I was super duper kaduper rich~ I will buy their outfits!!! Especially Seohyun’s bling bling rubber shoes!!! (Watch out for the part where the boy will tie her shoe laces~~)
This is super my style!!! <3 The colorful style is such a wonderful fresh thing for SNSD!
*This is my favorite part for Taeyeon! She does not only shows that she has singing prowess but she also showed how awesome a dancer she is~
Saizen is a gold mine of cute, cheap and truly fun stuff! The store never fails to amaze me with their wide variety of goods :> Tralalalala~ I passed by the store and I wanted to have a brown eyeshadow palette~ so tadaa I got one!
Ellefar Pearl in Eyeshadow Natural Brown
If you take a dark color eye shadow with the chip and put it the edge of your eye as the eye line, it makes you cool and smart feeling. And then if you put the bright color one all on your eyelid, it makes you vivid and shiny feeling.
Attention of the use: If something happen the trouble on your skin using them, please stop use them.
^Well I think they should really hire someone to write for them~ Someone who could make clearer sentences in English :))
The black base of the packaging makes it look sleek and not cheap, so great move! The plastic is not that thick so I think a fall may break it~ I have not tried dropping this though cause I’m afraid that it would shatter :«
The shadows look pretty decent on the packaging which is the first reason why I bought it~
Pearl in Eye Shadow~ Meaning it would shimmer baby!
They are rounded when newly opened :) so cute!
After a number of uses :> kekeke~ now it’s beginning to become flat XD I don’t have a problem with these really! Not
Arm swatches of the shadows :D I think it’s the perfect colors to achieve a natural and a smoky look! The colors swatch the same as how it looks like on the shadow!!!!!! :D :> AWESOME color payoff!
The included sponge tip is not to shabby too! Don’t need to bring brushes along when in travel!~
Japanese!~ Good thing the illustration can be understood!
^Ingredients list :D It has paraben~~~
Christmas break!!!! <333 And cause I want to change my look for Christmas I decided to say good bye to my ombre hair~~ :D I’ve had it for one sem and I was getting bored one day XD
I was really super happy when I tried their samples from SALADBOX so I kinda trust the brand now >,< And when I found out that they have hair color too, I was so happy :) Checked the malls where the Black Beauty Hair Color was available~ and not very many had them ~.~ I only saw the products at Robinsons Supermarkets and Mercury Drug~~~
I want to try something on the reddish side so I chose Auburn :D As you can see they only have 5 colors~ and the colors are nothing loud~
Black Beauty Hair Color, formulated through the latest technology and advanced innovation for hair treatment and protection throughout coloring process. Black Beauty Hair Color is a nourishing hair color product that helps treat and heal damaged and dry hair. During hair coloring, Black Beauty Hair Color soothes and protects each hair strand, gently giving it beautiful color. It enhances sheen leaves a fresh fragrance, and infuses your hair with healthful ingredients and vibrant color that lasts.
What the box contains :D 1 & 2 are hair color solutions, 3. Hand Gloves, 4. Silk Conditioner, 5. Safety Instructions Manual~
The color developer comes in a plastic squeeze type container and the color base in a tube~
It is important to read this for first time users so please do not ignore ^^
The tightly packed hand gloves :>
Though the plastic is very thin (like those colorless plastic bags) it did a great job in protecting my nail art! XD
A permanent cream hairdye for vibrant color and maximum conditioning. Ammonia Free, Single Application 40g.
Black Beauty Hair Color is a true revolution in professional hair color industry. Incredible new formulation combines Black Beauty Hair Color technology with deep-penetrating colors and reconstructing qualities.
It is nicely sealed~ :D
[Ingredients list:] Deionized Water, Etidronic Acid, Urea, Ammonium Thioglycolate, p-Phenylenediamine, p-Aminophenol Ceteth 20 Phosphate, Resorcinol Steareth 21, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Lanolin, Ethanolamine, 4-Amino-2-Hydroxytoluene.
The color developer is in a white creamy liquid…
[Ingredients list:] Deionized Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Ammonium Lauryl Ether Sulfate, Sodium Phosphate Dibasic, PEG-75 Lanoline, Disodium Ethylene Diaminetetraacetate, Phenacetin, Phosphoric Acid.
The instructions says that you should mix the two in a bowl, and because I was used to having a cream hair dye in a plastic squeeze type tube~ I directly mixed the two in the color developer which is a BIG NO NO!! k~??? Mix it in a bowl cause you’ll have a hard time taking it out after it’s almost empty @.@
Shake shake shake!!!~ Once you see that it turns from yellow to brown it means that it’s ready to use!
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