Hair Dare: Growing Out My Chemically Straightened Hair

I am a Queen - and I should wear my crown with pride!

queenTHE CHALLENGE

I’m not blessed with a beautiful silky hair. I started treating my hair when I was in 5th grade and totally forgot how my natural hair actually looks like. So after my big day, I bravely challenged myself: To Meet my Natural Hair. I am secured that my husband, King, will accept me no matter what. Well, he had no choice, we’re already married.

THE STORY

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2011: With my husband 3 days after our big day.

January 2012: Welcoming 2012 with a bang, and a shorter, curly do. I tried digitally perming my hair to cover the still rebonded part.

April 2013: The perm easily loosened, so I then decided to try the pixie cut for the first time. Never felt SOOOO free! Learned I was pregnant a few months too!

2013: That’s my Natural Hair. Looks nice when wet but I literally met the lioness everytime it dried. Roar!

THE RESULT

I embraced the failure and said hello to chemicals again. I know that I should be content of what I have. I tried but I really struggled in managing my time and squeezing fix-my-stubborn-hair-time in the morning.

I guess I should research and get more tips the next time I accept this challenge.

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King, Queen and Prince (1 year old)

Noticed we gained weight,

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Club Princess’ Royal Makeover

Christmas is here! Are you done wrapping gifts or still rushing to complete last minute gifts? Here’s a gift little princesses would surely love - a Princess Makeover!

At P350, princesses get their  hair, makeup and nails done. Glad I found an online deal at ADeals - Ayala Mall’s Online Deal Site – where I got it for only P245.

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 Meet my cousin Airie! She just started school last June and has been 1st in class since then. So as a reward and gift for her birthday, we’ve decided to give her a royal treat.

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Sitting pretty…

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The Finish Product

And because my brother missed her birthday party and forgot to buy her a gift, he bought her a stuffed toy from Animaland.

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She found a pink unicorn she’s been wanting to have.

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Then, she put stuffing and gave life (star heart) to her unicorn, Shiny.

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“It’s so fluffy, I’m gonna die”

Club Princess and Animaland are both located at Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City and Alabang Town Center.

Mosquitoes, You’re Going Down!

Dengue! Malaria! Yellow Fever! Encephalitis! These are some known diseases those ugly, pesky mosquitoes transmit. Though they can be treated, some may be fatal.

Good News Mommies! We can do something to protect our little babies!

Sharing with you Cycles® Sensitive Non-DEET Insect Repellent!

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DEET or N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide is a chemical in insect repellents originally used by the U.S. Army in jungle warfares to repel insects inhabiting the forests. That sounds tough! But you might not want to use DEET products on your baby’s sensitive skin. Though DEET is generally safe when used as indicated, it is still a poison on your baby’s sensitive skin that can cause mild irritations or redness.

Instead, Cycles® Sensitive Non-DEET Insect Repellent uses Picaridin, a synthetic compound based on Piper or Pepper that is proved to be odorless, as effective, and less irritating to the skin than DEET.

Cycles® Sensitive Non-DEET Insect Repellent provides up to 8 hours protection against insects, and is paraben-free, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and available for babies from ages birth up. Available in Makati Supermarket, Alabang at PHP254, 100mL for babies 6 months up. That’s way cheaper than hospital bills. I’m sure this one’s in other leading Supermarkets too.

And for the King and Queen…

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This has 3% DEET though. But that should be safe enough. SRP PHP69.50 at Makati Supermarket, Alabang. :P

Keeping mosquitoes at bay,

Love,Nica

Royal Wedding: Make-up by Gold

From a pale, a little reddish-faced princess (it was a bit hot that day) to a radiant yellow-carpet-worthy looking Queen, two thumbs up for Gold Sergio-Magtoto for making me truly stunning!

I had several make-up artists in mind when King thought of Gold. She is a friend from Victory Pioneer where King and I met. He texted Gold, and Gold gladly gave us a special package! What a darling!

Gold did well in using neutrals to open up my eyes. I totally love the falsies! She let me choose from three different falsies, but we both loved the thick, long one. I actually love the drama a simple addition brings!

Lipstick=Indispensable! Maybe because my lips are really pale. By the way, have you ever wondered how to make the color stay? Simple, Gold made use of Lip Liner as base! Fool-proof, smart and awesome. She then coated it with a lipstick of the same color.

Some tips from Gold:

  • Start a beauty regimen at least a month before the wedding.
  • No need, as in NO NEED, to get your eyelashes extended.
  • Get your nails done the day before your wedding. This will avoid polish chip offs.
  • Get pampered on the day before your wedding. Get a spa maybe. :)
  • Shower five hours before the actual event. An hour before preps.
  • Use lotion, matching your preferred perfume. It will help make the scent stay.
  • Go for Airbrush (make-up)!
  • To avoid lipstick getting on your teeth, (after putting lipstick) put the index finger in between your lips (middle part) and slowly pull your finger out.

For inquiries, you may contact Gold at 0922-811-GOLD or visit http://makeupbygold.com/ and http://makeupbygold.multiply.com/