The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Brazilian Blowout Experience
My hair, despite all the bleach jobs it went through, can still appear healthy even without using any styling tools but it’s better if I do because the ends give away the illusion. Now, I’m quite blessed that I was given such strong hair but that doesn’t mean I should constantly push my crowning glory to the limit. After several bleach jobs, my hair is just thirsty for an intense TLC. 
So despite the lack of funds, I took the plunge and had my first ever and definitely certified Brazilian Blowout treatment at Envy Me Salon. It’s my first time to avail a service in their salon, and given how meticulous I am with my hair, I’m glad that they’re knowledgeable with what they’re selling. 
The Process
The first thing they did was shampoo my hair to remove any dirt and residue. This is to help my hair receive optimal smoothing result. Then they started dividing my hair into sections and applied the treatment from root to tip. Once they’re done, they let the solution be saturated to my hair for 15 minutes. 
The next thing they did was blow-dry my hair without rinsing the treatment off. There was no visible steam or smoke but the product did sting my eyes. :(
Then they straightened my hair using an iron to further seal the product in. During this time, I wondered what’s the difference between the blow dry and hair iron. So I’ve touched both areas, and the iron made my hair look shinier and it really did felt smooth and softer. For a split second, I really felt like I was one of those hair models on TV! 
At this point, they were supposed to rinse my hair and apply a 60-second masque to further seal the treatment but I said I had to leave for an appointment. The stylist said it was okay, and just recommended that I wash my hair the next day instead. They did, however, applied the smoothing serum to detangle and add shine to my hair prior to the final blow-dry. :)
It’s been almost a week since I had my treatment and I’ve got to say that my hair did improve a bit. First of all, it was so much easier to detangle my hair! And my hair is sooooo softer now. :) I highly recommend this kind of treatment to anyone who needs to pamper their crowning glory!
Things To Know
The difference between a Keratin treatment and a Brazilian Blowout are the procedure and products being used. I honestly prefer Keratherapy than iCure for keratin treatments, because I think Keratherapy is safer and ideal for girls with curly hair. (Google iCure Keratin and you can barely find any information, just links to deal sites!). 
A Brazilian Blowout is smoothing hair treatment. It will straighten your hair for a couple of weeks or months only, depending on how you take good care of it. If you’re interested in getting a Brazilian Blowout, check if your salon or stylist is certified. The should be using the Acai Professional Line (bronze color bottle) and not iCure or Keratherapy. And the procedure should follow what’s stated on Brazilian Blowout website.
Envy Me Salon is located at the 3/F West Wing of Robinson’s Galleria. If you’re interested to get a treatment, please call them at (02) 576 4716

Brazilian Blowout Experience

My hair, despite all the bleach jobs it went through, can still appear healthy even without using any styling tools but it’s better if I do because the ends give away the illusion. Now, I’m quite blessed that I was given such strong hair but that doesn’t mean I should constantly push my crowning glory to the limit. After several bleach jobs, my hair is just thirsty for an intense TLC. 

So despite the lack of funds, I took the plunge and had my first ever and definitely certified Brazilian Blowout treatment at Envy Me Salon. It’s my first time to avail a service in their salon, and given how meticulous I am with my hair, I’m glad that they’re knowledgeable with what they’re selling. 

The Process

The first thing they did was shampoo my hair to remove any dirt and residue. This is to help my hair receive optimal smoothing result. Then they started dividing my hair into sections and applied the treatment from root to tip. Once they’re done, they let the solution be saturated to my hair for 15 minutes. 

The next thing they did was blow-dry my hair without rinsing the treatment off. There was no visible steam or smoke but the product did sting my eyes. :(

Then they straightened my hair using an iron to further seal the product in. During this time, I wondered what’s the difference between the blow dry and hair iron. So I’ve touched both areas, and the iron made my hair look shinier and it really did felt smooth and softer. For a split second, I really felt like I was one of those hair models on TV! 

At this point, they were supposed to rinse my hair and apply a 60-second masque to further seal the treatment but I said I had to leave for an appointment. The stylist said it was okay, and just recommended that I wash my hair the next day instead. They did, however, applied the smoothing serum to detangle and add shine to my hair prior to the final blow-dry. :)

It’s been almost a week since I had my treatment and I’ve got to say that my hair did improve a bit. First of all, it was so much easier to detangle my hair! And my hair is sooooo softer now. :) I highly recommend this kind of treatment to anyone who needs to pamper their crowning glory!

Things To Know

The difference between a Keratin treatment and a Brazilian Blowout are the procedure and products being used. I honestly prefer Keratherapy than iCure for keratin treatments, because I think Keratherapy is safer and ideal for girls with curly hair. (Google iCure Keratin and you can barely find any information, just links to deal sites!). 

A Brazilian Blowout is smoothing hair treatment. It will straighten your hair for a couple of weeks or months only, depending on how you take good care of it. If you’re interested in getting a Brazilian Blowout, check if your salon or stylist is certified. The should be using the Acai Professional Line (bronze color bottle) and not iCure or Keratherapy. And the procedure should follow what’s stated on Brazilian Blowout website.

Envy Me Salon is located at the 3/F West Wing of Robinson’s Galleria. If you’re interested to get a treatment, please call them at (02) 576 4716

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Hair Chameleon: Platinum Ombré
Two weeks in Europe, and what do I get? Lighter hair and sunkissed skin (or face, cause it got the most exposure). Most Europeans enjoy the sight of the sun. Some of them would even sunbathe along the River Seine. I, on the other hand, was thankful for the weather but wish it was a little cloudy cause now I look like I went to the beach. Malibu Barbie, anyone? 
Going platinum was never my plan, btw. It was a result of my lack of DIY bleaching skills, lol. It’s hard to do my roots on my own, okay! But I still like it anyway. For anyone who wants to go blonde, don’t bleach your hair at home, unless you’re 200% sure you know what you’re doing because you don’t want your hair to be falling off like crazy.
Ok, that’s all for now. JP and I are going out for our usual Saturday night date. :) Hope you’re all having a great weekend!

Hair Chameleon: Platinum Ombré

Two weeks in Europe, and what do I get? Lighter hair and sunkissed skin (or face, cause it got the most exposure). Most Europeans enjoy the sight of the sun. Some of them would even sunbathe along the River Seine. I, on the other hand, was thankful for the weather but wish it was a little cloudy cause now I look like I went to the beach. Malibu Barbie, anyone? 

Going platinum was never my plan, btw. It was a result of my lack of DIY bleaching skills, lol. It’s hard to do my roots on my own, okay! But I still like it anyway. For anyone who wants to go blonde, don’t bleach your hair at home, unless you’re 200% sure you know what you’re doing because you don’t want your hair to be falling off like crazy.

Ok, that’s all for now. JP and I are going out for our usual Saturday night date. :) Hope you’re all having a great weekend!

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • How To Be Zit-Free This Summer
Being a teen can be tough. I would know, because I’ve went through it. All the drama, angst and zits! Ewww. These are the years where you’ll make memories of a lifetime, and you obviously don’t want a big zit ruining that picture perfect moment. 
A few weeks ago, Clean & Clear has sent me a goodie bag filled with their products to try. I’ve always been familiar with the Clean & Clear brand but never had the chance to use any of their products before. Normally, I wouldn’t use a facial cleanser if I already found one that works for me but the packaging looks really appealing and fruity. Honestly, the packaging looks refreshing and travel-friendly, just perfect to combat this insane summer heat! 
So far, I’ve only tried the Facial Cleanser in Brightening Lemon variant. I’ve been using it after my nightly gym session to remove the sweat, oil and grime off my face. I don’t have sensitive skin but my face can instantly form a zit or two if I use the wrong product. Fortunately, no breakouts or whatsoever after my third use. So yay! Oh, and it also acts as an effective facial makeup remover. 
I’m not paid to do this write-up, but since I know most of my readers are still in high school or college, I thought I’ll still share this because the Clean & Clear line claims to be specifically #MadeForTeens. Their unique gel formula is oil-free and won’t clog pores, that helps to effectively fight the usual skin problems such as pimples, blackheads and oil without drying your skin. Best of all, you can easily find their products in top supermarkets and drugstores near you at a really affordable price, so it definitely won’t hurt your allowance. :)

How To Be Zit-Free This Summer

Being a teen can be tough. I would know, because I’ve went through it. All the drama, angst and zits! Ewww. These are the years where you’ll make memories of a lifetime, and you obviously don’t want a big zit ruining that picture perfect moment. 

A few weeks ago, Clean & Clear has sent me a goodie bag filled with their products to try. I’ve always been familiar with the Clean & Clear brand but never had the chance to use any of their products before. Normally, I wouldn’t use a facial cleanser if I already found one that works for me but the packaging looks really appealing and fruity. Honestly, the packaging looks refreshing and travel-friendly, just perfect to combat this insane summer heat! 

So far, I’ve only tried the Facial Cleanser in Brightening Lemon variant. I’ve been using it after my nightly gym session to remove the sweat, oil and grime off my face. I don’t have sensitive skin but my face can instantly form a zit or two if I use the wrong product. Fortunately, no breakouts or whatsoever after my third use. So yay! Oh, and it also acts as an effective facial makeup remover. 

I’m not paid to do this write-up, but since I know most of my readers are still in high school or college, I thought I’ll still share this because the Clean & Clear line claims to be specifically #MadeForTeens. Their unique gel formula is oil-free and won’t clog pores, that helps to effectively fight the usual skin problems such as pimples, blackheads and oil without drying your skin. Best of all, you can easily find their products in top supermarkets and drugstores near you at a really affordable price, so it definitely won’t hurt your allowance. :)
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