The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Hair Chameleon: Goldilocks Hair!

I finally took the plunge and went blonde! Say hello to my light golden blonde aka goldilocks hair! :) To go blonde and not have any idea if it’ll look good on you is nerve-wracking! But I’m glad the color turned out okay. In fact, I’ve been getting lots of compliments (and perks!) ever since I’ve became blondie.

My hair, even before the bleach, is beyond dry and damaged, but thanks to the highlift process, my hair doesn’t look so fried. What’s a highlift, you say? It’s another means to lighten your hair, like a hair color dye with lightener ingredients in it. Anyway, I’m really happy with my new hair color and I’ll definitely keep this for a while! :D 

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • John Frieda Luminous Glaze Review
With the current state of my hair, shiny hair sounds impossible. Cellophane treatments, unfortunately, are too expensive here in Singapore so I Googled for alternatives. The Luminous Glaze is John Frieda’s is a hair glaze and a home solution for salons’ expensive cellophane treatments. The bottle cost $7.99 + shipping, which I think is a bit expensive but $140 cheaper than salons. Oh, for the pursuit of better hair!
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Anyway, the glaze comes in brunette and clear shine formulation, and I chose the latter because I have blonde highlights (that you can barely distinguish sometimes). The glaze promise to make my hair shiny without damaging my hair. In fact, the product claims that it is ammonia, dye and peroxide free. And that formulation will not damage or change the hair color. Hmm, interesting.  
Here’s the list of ingredients for your reference: 

Water, Propylene Carbonate, Alcohol Denat., Citric Acid, Cyclopentasiloxane, Xanthan Gum, Dimethiconol, Malic Acid, Tourmaline, Citrine, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Pg-Propyl Silanetriol, Tea-Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Ext. Violet 2.

I never had a chance to research on the ingredients but I know that Sodium Hydroxide is some sort of hair relaxer (not ideal for curly-hair).
You can also apply the method in two ways:
Wet Method: After your usual shampoo/conditioner routine, just apply the shiny gunk all over your hair for three minutes then rinse. 
Dry Method: Apply generously over dry hair and let it stay there for 20 minutes. The bottle said you have to saturate the hair completely. Rinse and style as desired. 
I tried both methods for one week. Maybe one week is too short to make a verdict, but I should see some slight difference at least after the 5th application, right? 
But I did not see any difference. Not one bit. 

If you look at the photo above, the hair shine of my hair did not change. At least, I did not see any difference.
My hair became less frizzy, but I am not 100% sure if the glaze was responsible for this. Maybe one week is too short to see any changes, but the box did claim that the shine should intensify every time I use it. And I’ve used it for five times. 

John Frieda Luminous Glaze Review

With the current state of my hair, shiny hair sounds impossible. Cellophane treatments, unfortunately, are too expensive here in Singapore so I Googled for alternatives. The Luminous Glaze is John Frieda’s is a hair glaze and a home solution for salons’ expensive cellophane treatments. The bottle cost $7.99 + shipping, which I think is a bit expensive but $140 cheaper than salons. Oh, for the pursuit of better hair!

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The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Wear Your Color Proud Experience
L’Oreal Professionnel Philippines, the world leader in beauty and #1 provider of hair products and color dyes in the hairdressing industry, has launched a campaign called Wear Your Color Proud with an aim to help Filipinas find the color that suits them best.
Because of this, they’ve invited me and my blog reader, Nadine, to join the color revolution at Philippe Tordjman Le Salon, in Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
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Nadine requested for a color that’s not noticeable enough to get her in trouble because her school is pretty strict with these things. So what they did to her hair was tone it with something, so it would look reddish brown against the sun. I can’t remember what they told me exactly but it’s like cellophane without any peroxide.
As for me, I don’t really have anything in mind so the salon suggested that I should do blonde highlights to emphasize my natural curls. 
Nadine and I spent about three hours just tweeting and talking about blog stuff (normally, you’re supposed to talk boys and love life but this is the age of social media). I love it when I get to interact with blog readers! :)

Truth be told, I wasn’t expecting a lot of people would go to hotel salons since they’re always considered pricey but it looks like that they’re highly sought after. Philippe Tordjman, the owner of the salon, was also funny and very accommodating. Overall, we were satisfied with the work they’ve done. :) 
Anyway, now you have the chance to join the color revolution yourself! L’Oreal Professional has made an awesome offer for you and your buddy. From November 11 – November 15, if you avail of one hair color session with any of the partner salons listed below, you’ll get another session for a friend absolutely FREE! 
The partner salons for this campaign: 

Bench Fix SalonBangs’ Tony & JackeyHenri Calayag SalonPhilippe Tordjman Le SalonRegine’s Salon

For more details about this campaign, please check out L’Oreal Professionnel Philippines on Facebook. 

Wear Your Color Proud Experience

L’Oreal Professionnel Philippines, the world leader in beauty and #1 provider of hair products and color dyes in the hairdressing industry, has launched a campaign called Wear Your Color Proud with an aim to help Filipinas find the color that suits them best.

Because of this, they’ve invited me and my blog reader, Nadine, to join the color revolution at Philippe Tordjman Le Salon, in Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

Here’s a few snaps from the hair color experience:

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The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • {CLOSED} #WearYourColorProud + Giveaway
Filipinas deserve to have their beauty brought out and developed the best way possible. With this, Filipinas everywhere will be empowered to showcase their looks and character.
As the leading provider of hair color in the Philippine salon industry, it is L’Oreal Professionnel’s advocacy to be able to provide all Filipinas the best hair color using the right hair color brand for them and they want to do this through proper consultation and diagnosis. Their aim is to educate hairstylists on the science of proper skin tone diagnosis to give all types of Filipina - mestiza, morena or chinita - the hair color that suit them best.
Now, it is your chance to get the hair color that will suit your skin tone best! L’Oreal Professionnel is holding the Wear Your Color Proud Week where women are invited to get the hair color that will truly bring out the best in them and will make them prouder. This November 11 to 15, they are offering a special promotion: For every hair color service that one person will avail, get another hair color service for a friend absolutely FREE!
This will be available in the partner salons of L’Oreal Professionnel: Bench Fix Salon; Bang’s Tony & Jackey; Henri Calayag Salon; Philippe Tordjman Le Salon; and Regine’s.
Wanna join me in a hair session this Saturday? Because I’ll be one of the firsts to be part of this color movement and I’m giving away the slot for my +1! The chosen winner of this giveaway will get a free hair coloring service, along with me, at one of the salons mentioned! And we’ll be salon buddies for one afternoon! :)
To join, simply follow the mechanics on the Rafflecopter widget.
In case you didn’t win my giveaway, don’t worry, because you can still be part of the Color Revolution! Just visit the other Wear Your Color Proud bloggers for more info. Good luck!

{CLOSED} #WearYourColorProud + Giveaway

Filipinas deserve to have their beauty brought out and developed the best way possible. With this, Filipinas everywhere will be empowered to showcase their looks and character.

As the leading provider of hair color in the Philippine salon industry, it is L’Oreal Professionnel’s advocacy to be able to provide all Filipinas the best hair color using the right hair color brand for them and they want to do this through proper consultation and diagnosis. Their aim is to educate hairstylists on the science of proper skin tone diagnosis to give all types of Filipina - mestiza, morena or chinita - the hair color that suit them best.

Now, it is your chance to get the hair color that will suit your skin tone best! L’Oreal Professionnel is holding the Wear Your Color Proud Week where women are invited to get the hair color that will truly bring out the best in them and will make them prouder. This November 11 to 15, they are offering a special promotion: For every hair color service that one person will avail, get another hair color service for a friend absolutely FREE!

This will be available in the partner salons of L’Oreal Professionnel:
Bench Fix Salon; Bang’s Tony & Jackey; Henri Calayag Salon; Philippe Tordjman Le Salon; and Regine’s.

Wanna join me in a hair session this Saturday? Because I’ll be one of the firsts to be part of this color movement and I’m giving away the slot for my +1! The chosen winner of this giveaway will get a free hair coloring service, along with me, at one of the salons mentioned! And we’ll be salon buddies for one afternoon! :)

To join, simply follow the mechanics on the Rafflecopter widget.

In case you didn’t win my giveaway, don’t worry, because you can still be part of the Color Revolution! Just visit the other Wear Your Color Proud bloggers for more info. Good luck!

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • DGJ Organics Hair Care Review
Visiting England did not only change my perspective, but also the way I take care of my hair. Did you know that those stuff they put on regular shampoo and conditioner can actually do more damage than help your hair? When I found out about this, I immediately bid goodbye to salon-based products and their evil silicones, and said hello to organic and hair care products that actually works! <3
I would like to introduce the DGJ Organics, an organic hair care developed by celebrity hairdresser and colourist Daniel Galvin Junior. I honestly never heard of the brand before but it was organic and only cost £5.99 (PHP380) per (250ml) bottle. I thought that was pretty cheap for a UK product that claims to be organic and SLS-free. 
[[MORE]]For the duration of my BBE trip, I used the DGJ HairJuice Honeydewmelon Shampoo and DGJ Glossy Brunettes Conditioner.

DGJ HairJuice Honeydewmelon ShampooFor an organic product, this shampoo lathers really well. I don’t even have to apply water for it to lather. But what I really love about this shampoo is the smell. It has this citrus melon scent that’s not too overpowering. <3
This shampoo is created for everyday use, but it’s not that drying… unless you keep it for more than 3-5 minutes. It will clean your hair but it’s not powerful enough the remove the excess oil on my scalp. :( This is my first time to switch to organic products, and I have to say my hair looks a lot healthier after 3 weeks of usage. 
DGJ HairJuice Honeydewmelon Conditioner I used this conditioner when I came home from the BBE. To be honest, there’s nothing special with this conditioner. No magic powers or whatsoever. It will basically just condition your hair, provided you leave it for 3-5 minutes. I guess this conditioner is ideal for people who are neither brunettes or blondes.  

DGJ Glossy Brunettes Conditioner I purchased this conditioner for two reasons: The HairJuice Conditioner was out of stock on my first night in London, and I couldn’t leave the shower without applying conditioner. I wasn’t interested if it’ll improve the color of my hair, since that’s usually bullsh*t.
But this product made me a believer!
The product contains Cocoa Bean and Walnut that will help develop and enhance depth of color and shine in dark and auburn tones. And after two weeks, my brown hair became more and more noticeable. 
Note to Self: When I go blonde next year, I need a bottle of their Glossy Blonde collection. 


DGJ Hangover Care The aim of the product was to transform tired and dull hair into glossy tresses that look and smell fabulous. A perfect remedy for your hung-over locks that have been through a hard day’s work and a long night partying. 
The shampoo works like a charm, only it has lavender scent. In my opinion, the scent smells like it’s medicated but relaxing nonetheless. Due to my recent scalp condition, the conditioner and treatment is giving some serious build-up. But does wonders to the rest of my hair. 
VERDICT
PROS: It’s an affordable organic product. The HairJuice Shampoo smells sooooo nice, even my boyfriend likes it! The Glossy Brunette Conditioner works, at least, for my dyed hair. My hair looks a lot healthier! <3
CONS: The accessibility of this product. You can only order this through Waitrose or their online website, and it is certainly not on Amazon, Ebay or HQHair. May not work for people with oily scalp.
I really wish there’s another way to repurchase because I would really want to try their Argan Oil Collection (a new release!). 

DGJ Organics Hair Care Review

Visiting England did not only change my perspective, but also the way I take care of my hair. Did you know that those stuff they put on regular shampoo and conditioner can actually do more damage than help your hair? When I found out about this, I immediately bid goodbye to salon-based products and their evil silicones, and said hello to organic and hair care products that actually works! <3

I would like to introduce the DGJ Organics, an organic hair care developed by celebrity hairdresser and colourist Daniel Galvin Junior. I honestly never heard of the brand before but it was organic and only cost £5.99 (PHP380) per (250ml) bottle. I thought that was pretty cheap for a UK product that claims to be organic and SLS-free. 

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