2.7.15

Philips Kerashine Hair Tools | Launch & Demo by Bryan Teh

Girls with fizzy, crazy, and damaged hair, rejoice! Philips has come out with the Kerashine Hair Tools range that consists of 3 tools - the Kerashine Dryer, the Kerashine Straightener, and the Kerashine Heated Styling Brush, that help you achieve your perfect hairstyle without damaging your hair, all while making your hair look sleek and shiny. We were invited to the launch of these products and also got the chance to watch professional hair stylist, Bryan Teh, demonstrate the use of these new products. Get ready for a super lengthy post, because there's so much science behind these tools, and I LOVE SCIENCE (I guess a beauty nerd is not the only type of nerd I am..).

A research found that most girls avoid using heated tools to prevent hair damage. That is very true for me because I try to stay away from styling tools as much as I possibly can. Our hair is made of a protein structure called Keratin. Keratin has amazing protective properties toward temperature - it keeps our hair protected from both the sun and the colder winter months. If the keratin structure in your hair is damaged, this is when you get frizzy, damaged hair.

The idea behind the Philips Kerashine range is that the plates of the tools are all infused with Keratin so that when you use it on your hair, the keratin is distributed onto your hair. Since keratin is a natural heat protector, it will minimise the damage caused by the heat that's in contact with your hair when you're using these heated tools. This, doesn't only give you your ideal hairstyle without damaging the keratin structure of your hair, but also repairs and adds keratin to your hair for healthier, shiny and sleek hair.

What's more, these tools can help tame frizzy, wild hair because of the ionic care technology used to create them. The science behind this is that our hair is naturally positively charged. Sorry if this bores you (the Chemistry student in me can't help it!) but I'm going to try to explain a little bit on the basics of charges. Something at a neutral state has the same number of both protons (positive ions) and electrons (negative ions) that attract and cancel out each other's charges. Only electrons are mobile, and when attracted by protons from a nearby substance, they leave to join that substance (even I'm confusing myself lol). So basically where I'm going with this is that the electrons in our hair are easily attracted by surrounding protons (in the air, etc) and electrons are constantly being pulled out by protons in the air, or by the water when we wash our hair. Since only electrons are mobile, they leave the hair and the number of electrons decrease, causing there to be more protons than electrons. This causes our hair to be positively charged almost all the time. A positive ion (protons) will repel among themselves and so our hair strands will repel each other, thus causing frizz to the hair. The ionic care technology used to create these tools releases negative ions (electrons) for the protons to attract to balance out the charges on the hair, and helps the hair to settle together better, thus giving you healthy, silky and smooth locks.

Bryan Teh of Chezz Technique Salon, demonstrated the use of these new tools. He showed us how to use the Kerashine Heated Styling Brush to create different kinds of curls - relaxed, wavy curls, waves, and tight curls. He also gave us some tips and techniques on how to use the Heated Styling Brush. For loose waves, use a bigger section and leave the brush in for 15-20 seconds. For tight curls, take smaller sections and leave the brush in for longer. The heated styling brush can be used to create more volume on the crown on the head by brushing the brush through the hair vertically. Then he showed us how he uses the Kerashine Straightener on his clients as well to give healthy, shiny hair. His tip to perfect, sleek, shiny, straight hair is to use a bigger section than you would with a curler, hold the hair section halfway through the length of the hair, and straighten 3 times continuously from the root of the hair to where your hand is and then straighten once through the ends, because the ends are weaker.

Lastly, we had a fun competition where, in groups of 6, we created a hairstyle by using these new tools. The competition was to let us try out the new tools and also to feel how easy it is to achieve gorgeous hairstyles.

This post is basically everything that the new Philips Kerashine Hair Tools claim to do - give healthy, smooth and shiny hair without damaging the structure of your hair. However, I will be doing an in-depth review of these tools once I've tried them on myself and share my thoughts on them.

The Philips Kerashine Hair range is available at the Philips Brand Store at Publika Shopping Gallery, major department and electrical stores and on www.blipmy.com

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Thanks for reading, xoxo
Jiawun

30.6.15

Clinelle CaviarGold Range

Caviar and Gold, such a luxurious combination *insert heart eye emoji* (is this annoying? ..ok). Clinelle's newest range of skincare products give you just that! I got the opportunity to choose a few products from their new CaviarGold range, and I picked the Clinelle CaviarGold Firming Eye Serum and the Clinelle CaviarGold Firming Lotion. 

The Clinelle CaviarGold range consists of 5 products that work together to help firm and lift your face - a foam cleanser, a lotion, a serum, an eye serum, and a firming cream. This whole range is formulated with their Triple-Gold SuperLIFTING & FIRMING Complex. The key ingredients are Caviar Extract, 24K Nano Gold, and PhytoGold Extract.

Caviar Extract is a repairing ingredient that slows down the aging process. Caviar has a cell format that is similar to human skin and is high in nutrients like proteins, minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidants and lipids. Caviar Extract is known for it's anti-wrinkle, moisturising, nourishing and anti-aging properties.
24K Nano Gold reduces wrinkles and promotes V-contouring of the face. 24K Nano Gold stimulates collagen synthesis up to 300% that helps boost skin elasticity. It also firms and even outs the skin that helps prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
PhytoGold Extract whitens and promotes skin renewal for younger skin. PhytoGold Extract inhibits the production of melanin and infuses the skin with light and energy for clear, even skin.

I've been trying this out for more than a month now and I have to say I'm really enjoying the products I have from this range. I don't really have saggy or aging skin, but I do want my skin to be a little tighter and more elastic. I also have terrible eye bags even though I get like 1419123 hours of sleep a day.

The Clinelle CaviarGold Firming Lotion is a liquid lotion that I use after toner. After stripping off the oils with my cleanser and toner, this puts back the moisture into my face. It feels very cooling and refreshing. The liquid itself is also gorgeous, it's a clear base with gold sparkles suspended throughout it. However, I'm not sure if it actually firms my face. I haven't noticed a difference, or a more V-shaped face, but I'll have to use the entire thing and I'll keep you guys posted!

The Clinelle CaviarGold Firming Eye Serum however, is amazing! I love it! Aside from how pretty it looks (cause I'm a sucker for appearances, so shallow..) with the clear base and gold flakes. No but really, this stuff worked amazing on my eye bags. It's a gel-like texture and goes on smooth, but absorbs very quickly into the skin. After it dries, the skin is left feeling "tight" which I like in firming products. After using this for a month or so, I have noticed a difference in the sagginess of my eye bags. They're not completely gone, but they don't sag as much and doesn't make me look that tired anymore. It has also helped brighten up my undereye area.

The two products I've tried from them are both great, but the Clinelle CaviarGold Firming Eye Serum steals the show for me. It's amazing and I love it so much. Seeing how well this eye serum works, I think I'm going to be getting the Face Serum to see if it does the same thing.

This Clinelle CaviarGold products range from RM21 to RM101 on their website. They are also having some great sales running at the moment, and an amazing contest!

You can get RM20 off your purchase with a purchase of RM100 and above with the code "FANPCKSKHYR20".

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Thanks for reading, xoxo
Jiawun

24.6.15

How to Get "Kylie Jenner" Plump Lips

How to Get Kylie Jenner Lips | Beauty Nerd By Night
Thanks to Kylie Jenner, she has made all of us want big, plump lips that most of us honestly can't have without lip injections, or great genes. But thanks to the magical world of makeup that we all love, we can achieve that Kylie Jenner lip with just a few products! I personally have so-so lips, they're not too thin or big, but sometimes I want to add that extra sexy, pouty-ness to my makeup look. Now I'm not saying that only plump lips equal sexy, all lip shapes and sizes are equally beautiful. 

Honestly I think what all this rage is about is that Kylie Jenner used to have quite thin lips, but out of nowhere has these big, plump lips that makes her look completely different. She first claimed that it was just makeup, until recently where she admitted to lip injections. That being said, I actually really like Kylie Jenner. Enough rambling, let's get on with the pictorial! Again, further instructions will be below the pictorial :)

Pictorial: Start across the pictorial, then down.

Pictorial: How to Get Kylie Jenner Lips | Beauty Nerd By Night

You will need a lip scrub, a toothbrush, or a wash cloth; a matte nude lip liner, your lipstick of choice, a shimmery pink or white eyeshadow/highlighter, clear lip gloss (optional).

  1. Start off by exfoliating your lips to make your lips more plump and get blood flow to your lips. You can use a lip scrub, a toothbrush or a wash cloth.
  2. Overline your lips with a nude lip liner. Line slightly over your natural lip line. 
  3. Apply your lipstick as you usually would, and make sure to apply it over the lip liner as well.
  4. Add a highlight shade on your Cupid's bow to add light and make it look like your lips are pouty, and some matte bronzer under your bottom lip as a shadow to make it seem like your bottom lip is plump and pouty, thus causing a shadow.
  5. Add a shimmery eyeshadow/highlighter to the center of your lips. This will make your lips look plumper. You can stop here if you prefer matte lips.
  6. If you like glossy lips, add a clear gloss over the entire lip, and you're done!
Getting plump lips has never been easier, and I don't think the plump lip trend is going away any time soon as long as Kylie rocks them! I personally love my natural lip shape so I only do this on special occasions, but it is a beautiful look nonetheless. What do you think of the Kylie Jenner lips?

Thanks for reading, xoxo
Jiawun