Category: Beauty

Express yourself with Novelina Zeelke Cream Hair Color

Jet black hair. That has been our hair colour since birth.

But with ever changing world, plus the inevitable grey strands, one has to keep up with having their hair coloured.

I am not so much of a fan of colour, but about four years ago, my “virgin” jet black hair was subject to colour because of an opera production, wherein my character was a fairy with gold hair. Say what?! But out of need, I had my hair coloured. And been doing it about once a year since then.

And what perfect timing was this opportunity to try the Novelina Zeelke Cream Hair Colour a few days ago.

You read it right! Free application until December 28, 2018. So head on to Cash and Carry Mall in Makati for that Happy New Hair look!

Here are some snaps from my hair transformation. 

Colour of choice: Burgundy. Cos why not?

For my hair length, two bottles of this were used. Did not realise my hair was very long already! Haircut time soon.

I remembered I just had my hair colour done last March, and it was a brown shade. But my hair grew a lot already, so you could see the colour separation there.
Here we go! The lady who did my colour said I had a few grey streaks already. Because of previous hair colouring. 

And the finished product…

Ta-da! Not so obvious, but the lady said it will be evident when light strikes.

And here are some after colour shots of my hair.

After a show the day after I had the hair colour done.
After a show last weekend.

So, how was the overall experience with Novelina hair colour?

  1. I was worried with the chemicals used because I can be sensitive with them. Gladly, their formulation did not make my hair itch.
  2. They also have the colours in herbal formulation, just in case you wish to try it. I deliberately chose keratin cos my hair needs that extra shine.
  3. I was expecting the hair colour to bleed since it is burgundy, and true enough, it did…only in the shower and not on my bed! But it still bleeds a little, about 12 days after the colour, but I do not wash my hair everyday. Guess it will eventually be gone.
  4. I liked the effect–colour shows up when light strikes, and I am perfectly fine with that.

Thanks again, Novelina, for having me try this out! Should you wish to try their products, visit Cash and Carry Mall in Makati and have it applied for free until the 28th of December.

I miss being pregnant

Yes you read it right. I miss being pregnant.

All because I was at my prettiest when I was pregnant.

Yup, not ever did I feel I was a blushing bride cos no amount of derma visits stopped my acne breakout on the wedding day. But I didn’t mind, really. Having a Mr. Pogi beside me since that day on (aka my husband), plus all the beautiful people who were there during our special day, I never minded the ugliness that is me!

But the nine months I carried Aria, oh, if I could be pregnant forever was my prayer! My skin was so smooth,my face clean and clear. My hair was so healthy and shiny and virtually no hairfall. I was the epitome of beautiful pregnant momma. I had bouts of morning sickness in the first four months. My lower back was aching up until the fifth or sixth month so I semi-stopped singing.

BUT I was pretty, oh so pretty! With my baby bump showing more and the baby inside kicking me more, I felt so happy and content.

Months and years after birth, my acne and hairfall made a serious comeback! Now I don’t have time and money to pay a visit to my derma and salon so there goes my frenemies, all over again.

Now to contemplate on being pregnant again. Aria is our baby still!