The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Hair Care Diaries: Current Favorites
Sharing to you my current hair care favorites. I’ve been using these for several months now and they all make my hair feel and look great! :) 
Human Heart Natural Strengthening Shampoo — Because DGJ Organics is not locally available, I switched to Human Heart Nature, a Pro-Pinoy organic brand. I can’t explain how or why but I think this shampoo makes my hair grow faster. 
Stieprox Liquid — This is a medicated shampoo that I use to regulate my oily scalp. I only use this once or twice a week. 
Alberto VO5 Clarifying Conditioner — I noticed that regular conditioners tend to be heavier and bad for my oily scalp, but I need and love conditioner! So I switched to something lighter but provides the same amount of moisture: a clarifying conditioner! I like this conditioner but it’s a bit runny (watery). I’m still looking for an alternative that has lesser ingredients though.
Suave Professionals Moroccan Argan Styling Oil — I love this serum because it isn’t too heavy or greasy, and gives my hair that temporary shine. I got this from the $10 gift pack I ordered from Amazon and how I wish it’s locally available.
How about you? What are your hair care favorites? :)

Hair Care Diaries: Current Favorites

Sharing to you my current hair care favorites. I’ve been using these for several months now and they all make my hair feel and look great! :) 

Human Heart Natural Strengthening Shampoo — Because DGJ Organics is not locally available, I switched to Human Heart Nature, a Pro-Pinoy organic brand. I can’t explain how or why but I think this shampoo makes my hair grow faster. 

Stieprox Liquid — This is a medicated shampoo that I use to regulate my oily scalp. I only use this once or twice a week. 

Alberto VO5 Clarifying Conditioner — I noticed that regular conditioners tend to be heavier and bad for my oily scalp, but I need and love conditioner! So I switched to something lighter but provides the same amount of moisture: a clarifying conditioner! I like this conditioner but it’s a bit runny (watery). I’m still looking for an alternative that has lesser ingredients though.

Suave Professionals Moroccan Argan Styling Oil — I love this serum because it isn’t too heavy or greasy, and gives my hair that temporary shine. I got this from the $10 gift pack I ordered from Amazon and how I wish it’s locally available.

How about you? What are your hair care favorites? :)

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 

Hair Care Diaries: Vidal Sassoon Premium Base Care Treatment 

This Vidal Sassoon product is the first item I ‘purchased’ from Sample Room, the Philippines’ first ever beauty and lifestyle sampling website. And because the website is giving me a sample to try before I buy, I expected that I’ll only receive a sample size of the product but I was surprised that the Vidal Sassoon came in its full 169ml glory. The package also came with a small bottle of Celeteque DermoScience Advanced Anti-Aging Anti-Wrinkle Ultra-Hydrating Cleansing Oil (wow what a mouthful) as a freebie. 

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The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • {Review} Tarte Cosmetics: Dollface Blush
Tarte Cosmetics has finally set foot in Singapore last year and, even if I did not intend to, I broke my shopping ban because I’m curious about their best-selling Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush. The blush is described as “a long-wearing, supremely soft blush infused with Amazonian clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun.” Wow, it sounds like a typical baking process of a cake or something.  [[MORE]]
But first, let’s take a look at the pretty packaging:  

The blush cost around S$45 (PHP1500), exclusive of taxes. </3 I came home with an empty wallet, but I have no regrets because 1) Sephora gave me a Prime, Shine & Define Tarte-To-Go Kit for free (worth S$25, I believe) and 2) my chosen blush, Dollface, is seriously one beautiful blush. 

'Dollface' is the perfect shade of light pink. Tarte recommends this shade on fair skin tones and when paired with brown eye shadows. I chose this blush color because I love soft pink blushes. Considering how light the blush is, it is also expected to be blendable and buildable. But more importantly, it gives me that natural glow finish!
My rule when it comes to blushes is that it shouldn’t be distinctively noticeable, otherwise it means you’ve applied too much (Deniece Cornejo is the perfect example. Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself and make that reference). But with this blush, too much still looks natural. In fact, I applied a lot on the photos for post! 
Update (as of March 8): This blush looks great with my golden blonde hair!
Although it’s not really a concern for me, this shade will only last for 6-8 hours instead of the 12-hour Tarte promise. Aww. 
The ‘Dollface’ shade might not be everybody’s cup of tea, especially for girls with medium or deep skin tones, but I definitely recommend Tarte’s line of blushes to anyone who wants to invest in a good quality blush. You can avail them at any Sephora Singapore branch or from Stuff in Style.

{Review} Tarte Cosmetics: Dollface Blush

Tarte Cosmetics has finally set foot in Singapore last year and, even if I did not intend to, I broke my shopping ban because I’m curious about their best-selling Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush. The blush is described as “a long-wearing, supremely soft blush infused with Amazonian clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun.” Wow, it sounds like a typical baking process of a cake or something.  

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