Thursday, 17 October 2013

Just got Famous-ed!

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If there’s one word that my hair and my current physical state share at the moment, it would be the word unhealthy. So many things have happened in the past weeks and I can’t believe that in a few months I’ll be leaving college and will be entering a whole new chapter in my life! But before I get carried away (I have my tendencies LOL) let me tell you about an adventure I had some days ago! Last Tuesday, I got invited to go and check out Folded and Hung Famous Salon’s newest branch in Glorietta 5. Usually, I reserve all my blog related activities for the weekends, or if not, weeknights, but since I had PM duty scheduled for that day, I decided to go for it, thinking it was better to do it now while I was still just imagining that my hair had a life of its own begging me to find the time and have it treated rather than face the flip side of the coin. Haha!

So anyway, let me now take you through what happened in photos and captions!

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Here’s a panoramic shot of the front part of the salon. I’ve always been a fan of wide, open spaces with lots of good light and Famous Salon is exactly that. Everything just looks so clean and organized, don’t you think? :)

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This is the area where they wash your hair! This is totally unrelated but the colors in this photo makes me think of Halloween! Haha!

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Huge posters of local celebrities…

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…and awesome collages of international icons! I love this wall so much I wanted to take a part of it home. LOL!

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Fellow bloggers and real-life couple, Gerd and Angel, getting famous-ed! Hi guys! :)

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So anyhow, let us now talk about my experience! We were told that we can have anything done to our hair, but since I was in a bit of a rush and had only an hour to spare, I opted for a reparative treatment instead.

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I had no idea what service to get, so as per Marquee’s suggestion, I got the Cera-Vital Repair Moisturizing Treatment and deep smoothing masque. It’s basically just a strengthening and hydrating treatment great for overworked tresses (AKA my hair!) I kind of regret not being able to take before and after shots to share with you guys though, but rest assure that the result was amazing! After an hour, I ended with thicker, smoother, split end free (although I don’t really have a lot in the first place) hair. It smelled really nice after too! And as if that wasn’t enough, Marquee and Hazel styled my hair into these gorgeous curls also! My hair has never looked and felt this beautiful!

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With the fabulous Marquee Alonsabe, who I got to work with sometime last year for my shoot with Jellybean. Hello Marquee! Thank you for always doing a fantastic job! It was nice seeing you again! :)

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Marquee, me and Rain. Thank you so much for having me! I love my ‘famous’ hair! :)

Folded & Hung Famous Salon is located at the second Floor, Glorietta 5, near Gerry’s Grill. They also have a branch on the third floor, Adriatico Wing of Robinsons Place Manila and on the ground floor, Connecticut Arcade, Greenhills Shopping Center.

For more promos and updates, visit their website. Please also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram!

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Friday, 4 October 2013

Neptune’s Milkshakes and Beyond

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Neptune’s Milkshakes and Beyond is a 50’s inspired modern diner that brings milkshakes on spotlight and serves only the best of milkshakes in town! It started July 24, 2013 and owned by Miro and Gino Avena.

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From the logo, to the interiors, down to the lights and to the music, stepping inside Neptune’s Milkshakes and Beyond is like stepping into a different era. Probably the only thing that would give away that you’re on the year 2013 instead of sometime in the 50’s is the state of the art equipment (which is backed up by a whole lot of research, by the way!) Aside from it being yummy and made from milk and ice cream (LOL) I do not know a single thing about milkshakes. Good thing one of the co-owners of Neptune’s MB, Mr. Miro Avena, was there to supply me with the details. Through our little chat, I was able to discover that it takes very special equipment to get the right milkshake consistency (a simple blender just won’t do!) He then explained the rationale behind the name, choosing ‘Neptune’ for it being the coldest planet, and continuing the galactic theme by adding ‘and beyond’ (Added also since they offer more than just milkshakes, but fruit smoothies as well)

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Menu. Classic flavors are for P100 and P120 and premium ones for P130 and P150. They also offer fresh fruit smoothies.

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Nutella, Peanut Butter and Coffee Crumble

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I am a person who gets overwhelmed easily, specially when faced with a variety of choices. And when that happens, it usually takes me a very long time to arrive at a decision. So to make the long story short, I decided to go with one of my go to comfort foods (that is, anything coffee flavored) so I ended up getting one of their premium flavors, coffee crumble. I loved everything about it, even the whipped cream that I usually have very low interest in. My companions, Jom and Krizia, picked the store’s best sellers, Nutella and Peanut Butter respectively. What I love about Neptune’s MB milkshakes you ask? Well, aside from it being super worth the price (you get a really tall glass for only P150!) the shakes aren’t overly sweet and there is no umay factor. It was also very creamy, just what a milkshake should be. Plus points because they use skim milk! I was just sorry that we came from lunch (complete with dessert. Haha!) prior to Neptune’s MB so I wasn’t able to finish mine. Service was extra fast too. We only had to wait two minutes before we got our orders amidst the flood of customers (I mean, just look at that crowd!)

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Me with co-owner Miro Avena

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Thank you so much Neptune’s MB for having us!

Neptune’s Milkshake and Beyond is located at 325 Miranda Building, Katipunan Avenue Cor. Dela Rosa St. Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Like Neptune’s Milkshake and Beyond on Facebook. You may also follow them on Twitter and on Instagram.

Photos by: Krizia Catapang and I

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