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Fotona 4D Non-Surgical Facelift now in Philippines

No matter what age you are in, it is never too late or early to be the healthiest and best version of yourself. Visible signs of aging can start when we hit our mid 20’s to early 30’s. This include loss of skin elasticity and volume resulting to sagging skin especially on the cheeks and jaw, fine lines and wrinkles on forehead, expression lines on eyes and cheek, and more prominent nasolabial folds.

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Introducing Fotona4D, A non-surgical laser face lifting machine that can rejuvenate skin and fight common signs of aging (Uneven skin tone, wrinkles, fine lines and facial sagging).

Although Botox and Fillers are first in-mind when it comes to non-surgical anti-aging treatments, there are patients who are not comfortable with the idea of injections and want the least invasive procedure.

Painless procedure with same anti-aging effect as Botox and fillers and no down-time

Fotona 4D, the latest technology for non-surgical rejuvenation and facelift is now in the Philippines. The great novelty about Fotona 4D is its four dimensional approach. It is the first anti-aging laser treatment that includes a painless intra-oral approach to stimulate the production of collagen around the mouth, nasolabial area, cheeks, and lower face from the inside-out.

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Fotona4D is enabled by the expanded capabilities of 4 unique modes and 2 complementary wavelengths that results in a respectable SmoothLifting treatment with low downtime and without any injections.

It is now offered in Luminisce Skin & Laser Clinic in Bonifacio Global City, dubbed as “the new couture skin clinic” by its Skinvestors. This includes beauty queen Bea Rose Santiago, actress Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi, Ina Feleo, celebrity mom Maggie Wilson, and lawyer Stella Pastores- Esquivias.

Wellness expert and health advocate, Dr. Kristina Reyes of Luminisce decided to offer the Fotona 4D technology to meet the growing demand for non-surgical way of lifting the face without injections, but with everyone noticing the difference.

According to the London trained dermatologist, this breakthrough laser treatment is best for people who are looking for non-invasive way of lifting and tightening of the face and body, with no surgery, no pain, no downtime and no bruising.

If you want to experience the new dimension in anti-aging technology, you can book your Fotona 4D treatment through www.luminisce.com or call 5118500/ 09778044601/09159794661.

About Dra. Kaycee Reyes

Wellness expert and health advocate, Dr. Kristina ‘Kaycee’ Cuevas Reyes, studied medicine at the University of Sto. Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery. She completed her Diploma in Dermatology and Master of Science in Clinical Dermatology from King’s College and St. John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s & St. Thomas Hospital respectively in London.

About Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations

Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations is a developed boutique clinic that aims to provide wellness, beauty, and body care through premium and innovative skin care services. Luminisce is located at 2/F Mercury Drug Building, across St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City, 32nd Street corner 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

Cream Silk Transformations Experience

On January 23, Cream Silk hosted an event especially made for the Modern Filipinas. Cream Silk Transformations was attended by Cream Silk users, beauty experts, and people from the press.

WATCH: Cream Sik Hair Transformations Experience

I like how Cream Silk opened this event for real users by running a simple Instagram contest that attracted top answers on how to transform into a #ModernFilipina in 2016. Sixty VIP passes were given out to winners and like me, got to experience #CreamSilkTransformations at the World Trade Center.

FREE Hair & Make Up by Beauty Experts

Here’s my post hair & make up look after availing the free hair & make-up makeover during the event. The lines were long but like other ladies who want to learn how to transform to be at their best, lining up was worth it – especially with the friendly & beautiful crowd of Modern Filipinas.

The beauty experts also talked up on “how to double up” like using lip & cheek mouse in one, and a hair conditioner and hair treatment in one like Cream Silk.

Beyond Beautiful Workshops

There were at least five beauty & self-improvement workshops during the event. These were hosted by industry leaders and top Philippine fashion and lifestyle magazines: Yes!, Metro, Cosmopolitan, Preview, Meg, and Mega. I attended Meg’s “Ready-Set-Work: Unlockin the Girl Boss in You” with Danni Baretto sharing tips on how to break the mould, handling challenges as a blogger, and being confident in yourself to achieve your dreams.

First-Ever Live Cover Shoot Experience

As if the event can’t get even better, Cream Silk (and as promised) treated attendees with a surprise live cover shoot experience that feature Modern Filipina celebrities. I really did not expect to see Nadine Lustre, Heart Evangelista, Julie Anne San Jose,  Coleen Garcia, Yassi Pressman, and Rachelle Anne Go in the flesh. I was absolutely starstruck and at the same time, inspired by their own transformations.

Homecoming of Pia Wurtzbach

After presenting the five Filipina celebrities, everyone was surprised again as Cream Silk unveiled Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach who just arrived from New York.  Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach shared her own #CreamSilkTransformations at her first public appearance in Manila saying, “I want to be an inspiration to everyone to not give up on their dreams.”

Cream Silk Transformations is truly a one-of-a-kind amazing experience, perhaps the most beautiful night that gathered beautiful Modern Filipinas inside and out. If you missed this event, be sure to follow Cream Silk on Facebook and Cream Silk on Instagram for the next leg of Modern Filipina events.

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

WIN Cream Silk Transformations VIP Passes

Cream Silk Transformations: A Spotlight on the Modern Filipina is an event that will help women enjoy the best version of themselves. Cream Silk is all about “transformations” and going “beyond beautiful” in 2016.

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The one-day event will be held at the World Trade Center tent where attendees can enjoy and participate in FREE workshops conducted by top fashion and beauty magazines in the Philippines MEGA, Preview, Metro, Meg, Yes, and Cosmopolitan. Topics include fashion, beauty, confidence building and hair care.

Attendees can also experience their own hair transformations at Cream Silk’s special booth. Mommy Lace tip: If you are planning to change your hair style, best to do it after this event or who knows if there are free hair services in store?

 How To Win VIP Passes to Cream Silk Transformations Event:

1. Complete the phrase “This 2016, I will become a #ModernFilipina by ________ @CreamSilkPh #CreamSilkTransformations”.

Sample answer from Mommy Lace: “This 2016, I will become a #ModernFilipina by breaking the mold of what Filipina moms should be and will confidently pursue my dreams @CreamSilkPh #CreamSilkTransformations”.

Mommy Lace Tip: Up your chances of being picked by including a quality photo with your entry.

2. Post this (don’t forget to copy the entire line in #1) on your social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

3. @CreamSilkPh will pick 60 lucky winners to attend the event

Live Cover Shoot Experience at the Cream Silk Transformations Event

Modern Filipina, Heart Evangelista behind the scene cover shoot for Cosmopolitan Magazine

Aside from the free workshops and booths to enjoy, Cream Silk will bring a live cover shoot experience during the event. Attendees will get to witness the transformations of the new generation of Modern Filipinas, who will surely make their mark this 2016

I really look forward to all the beautiful inspiration on Saturday, January 23 at the Cream Silk Transformations tribute to the Modern Filipina. For official updates, Like Cream Silk Philippines on Facebook.

See you there Mommies!

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

How to Style Medium Length Hair

Have you ever seen celebrities in person or how about beauty/fashion bloggers? When I do, I really admire how well put together they are – starting with their blow-dried, flawless, and sometimes curled hair. I thought it was impossible for busy and frugal moms like me to achieve.

How to Style Medium Length Hair

Simple & affordable tools & products to achieve salon hair

Until I decided to make an effort with what I can find inside the house. These are the following, please note not yet in order of use. We will get to that later:

1. Hair cuticle coat – this has been in my mother’s cabinet for a while until I decided to squeeze a few on my palm and apply on my freshly (still a little damp) showered hair. It also works even if your hair is already dry. The product is like an instant leave on conditioner which is not too heavy. It reduces frizz and makes hair more manageable, even with just your fingers.

Vitress Hair Cuticle Coat P88 at Watsons (also available in supermarkets)

I already finished my mother’s stash so I bought one today at Watsons.

2. Hair spray – I guested on TV a few times and was treated to free hair & make-up every time. I asked the stylist what hair spray he is using and he showed me a bottle of this brand:

My impression was that hair sprays were too 70’s and that are too expensive, especially when you’re buying imported brands. This hair spray called Raven is just P99 for the medium bottle. I remember buying one right after the stylist’s advice but never got to use it.

Raven Hair Spray P99 at Watsons (also available in supermarkets)

When I decided to make an effort to fix my medium length hair when attending events, I recently started using the hair spray for real. This is mostly for my bangs to stay put up front or on the sides.

3. Conditioner – I couldn’t understand why my younger sister spends a lot of money on conditioners. I’ve used them before but I guess I was too lazy to care about my hair and then regret how unfortunate I look compared to other ladies.

Cream Silk Conditioner + Daily Treatment P150+ in supermarkets

When my family and I had a staycation, there was a free bottle of conditioner which I decided to use. Also in the bathroom was a nice blow dryer. I rediscovered how easy it is to blow dry hair when it is conditioned. Now I use this new conditioner + treatment from Creamsilk. Look for the metallic packaging which indicates that it has double the nutrients and includes treatment compared to the ordinary Creamsilk.

4. Hair blowdryer – I am using my mother’s Jurrassic 3D hair dryer. This is how it looks like:

I don’t have the budget for a fancier version but it sure does the job of achieving sleeker hair that makes me more confident to let my hair down.

How to Style Medium Length Hair in 4 Steps

Step 1: Condition your hair after shampooing. I recommend Cream Silk ordinary or the double-up version which has both conditioner & treatment. Consider the latter if you subject your hair to lots of blowdrying, like I do when I unlocked this method!

Step 2: Towel and when just a little damp, apply hair cuticle coat. I try to avoid the crown area just to make sure it doesn’t look thin or become flat because of the product. Start at the mid-section of your hair with more product applied at the roots. If you have bangs like me, you can run your palm against it gently and on the top of your head, this applies only a little residue of the product after you’ve used it on other areas.

Step 3: Comb and blow dry your hair. With the conditioner and hair cuticle coat, it would be so much easier to blow dry your hair to achieve a salon look. Collect your hair on one side, blow dry and then the other. Then, loosely blowdry the top of your hair and your bangs in the direction you want them to be in.

Step 4: To keep your hair frizz free especially on top, lightly apply hair spray then lightly smooth out with a comb. Also make sure your bangs stay in place by lightly spraying them too. You can put tissue on your forehead to avoid getting hair spray on your face.

My Medium Length Hair Style for Every Occassion

Putting an effort in fixing my hair proved to raise my confidence whether I am spending time with my family, friends, or strangers. Even my husband and son look happier too! :)

That’s it! It’s my version of the new mommy hair, I know we can try and spend more time styling our hair but for now – I am happy with this simple salon blow dried look without any curls, pins, etc. I hope you will try and start to enjoy wearing your hair down more with these Mommy Lace tips.

Got more hair styling tips for us mommies? Please leave your comment below and have a great hair day!

 

 

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

Selfie Tips from Bea Alonzo: Beauty in Every Angle

There was a time I hated selfies and even thought ill of people taking & sharing them on social media. Then I realized I was only justifying my laziness to take care of myself and in making an effort to look presentable. This probably meant not being selfie-ready most of the time, thus my hesitation to take a selfie in the first place.

Bea Alonzo taking a selfie using Fuji Film X-A2 camera

If you’re like me who can use more guidance from celebrity selfie & Instagram-pros, read on Fuji Films Philippines newest celebrity ambassador Bea Alonzo’s tried & tested selfie tips.

Selfie Tips from Bea Alonzo

1. Take care of your health – the One More Chance leading lady, Bea Alonzo tries to stick to her work out especially when she is not busy taping. She avoids sugar except nutritious fruits that also add to that signature “celebrity” glow. Although there are several filters and beauty modes on mobile phone cameras nowadays, nothing beats being beautiful inside and out in reality – with or without filters.

Bring your own baon is also one of Bea’s healthy eating habits, she takes packed meals to the set and practice calorie counting.

2. Find the right angle – even Bea Alonzo has days when she feels fat or bloated, this doesn’t stop her from taking selfies to connect and update her fans. Bea’s tip: hold the camera a little higher (above eye level) to create a slimming effect.

3. Choose a good camera – Bea was inspired by bloggers who post crisp and high resolution photos on Instagram. The trick is using a digital camera with instant sharing capability to “level up” photo quality beyond that of a cellphone camera. This is when Bea researched and decided to buy (note: really buy even before she became an endorser) the Fuji Film X-A2 digital camera. This is her camera of choice and use on her recent trip to New York with boyfriend, Zanjoe.

It has a selfie mode and more importantly, an LCD screen that you can rotate towards you to take perfect selfies all the time. It features a light weight body, photo output gives a perfect skin tone during selfies, it can also connect to a WIFI app to transfer photo to your smartphones for social media posting.

Bea says her favorite camera mode is the “P” or portrait. Using this mode she says she does not even have to bother applying filters to enhance her photos and allow her to share selfies right away on Instagram.

According to the actress “pictures remind me of good memories, so I decided to get a new camera na parang andun din ako (sa picture). Hindi na enough yung camera phone. I am also starting to love my Instax Mini 70, ang saya-saya niya sa parties.”

4. Be positive – Choose to share only happy and beautiful places, moments, and messages on social media. Bea only wants to share these things to her fans who look up to her for inspiration. She’s really the epitome of form & substance, beauty inside & out.

5. Effort – This is an unspoken tip but one I observed looking at Bea Alonzo for several minutes. It was my first time seeing her in person and like every celebrity, I really admire their effort to look their best all the time and from head to toe:

Just for fun, I took a similar selfie just like hers inside the car :D Let this serve as a comparison between a Fuji Film X-A2 camera versus a camera phone:

Notice how crisp yet smooth Bea’s selfie is using the Fuji Film X-A2. Selfie using camera phone does appear grainy in comparison.

The Fuji Film X-A2 costs P27,990, I don’t have the budget to get one yet but I believe Bea’s endorsement on how powerful yet easy to carry this camera is. According to her, she isn’t a pro when it comes to using SLRs, she tried using them once but found them very bulky especially for her lifestyle.

Now she is still using her Fuji X-A2 which is more compact but takes SLR-quality photos.

Do you have your own selfie tips to share and what camera or device do you use? Share it via comments below :)

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

Diamond Peel at Blushing Beauty, City Mall Imus

Blushing Beauty is a new concept clinic for teens and millennials by the famous Skin Station. Their newest clinic just opened in City Mall, Anabu, Imus Cavite. I tried their diamond peel that only costs P600 per session.

This must be the cheapest diamond peel I’ve ever encountered, here’s my experience:

The procedure started with facial cleansing.

Then, it was time for the diamond peel to start. Blushing beauty’s DP machine is similar if not the same to other clinics I’ve been to. The staff first used a smaller tip on my T-zone area, especially my nose. I could feel the sucking power of the machine hopefully removing dead skin cells and blackheads.

The tip was changed into one with a wider coverage, this time I felt the usual diamond peel’s microdermabrasion at work. The name of the staff who did my DP is Cha, she was thorough in making sure all areas of my face is covered by the machine.

I was surprised that she even included the neck and decollatage in the procedure. This is a standard for Blushing Beauty, according to Cha, they do this for clients to have an even face to neck skin tone. Of course I was delighted! Remember the DP is just P600, the price and service is very sulit so I had another procedure done which I’ll blog about separately.

After the DP, she used another gadget to cool my face.

Here is my face before and after the diamond peel. Photo taken with iPad, no filter. My pores look fresher, unclogged, and I had a soft pink healthy glow on my cheeks. No redness at all, I went straight to my weekend coffee date.

The diamond peel took 30 minutes in total. After dressing up I was offered a cup of strawberry tea to relax with. How cute and its my first time to taste strawberry tea, its quiet good and no sugar too.

Because this clinic is 30 minutes away from me, I will have my regular diamond peel and underarm diode here. Especially now that traffic is terrible, I appreciate Blushing Beauty’s southern location, quality affordable service, and price point.

Check out the Blushing Beauty Facebook page for prices, promos, and service menu.

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Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.