Beauty Basics with Kerasilk Treatment and Maybelline 8-in-1 BB


I've been asked by some of you to share what I use for my basic, aka lazy, beauty routine, so here it is. You see, my hair doesn't always behave the way I want it to. On rebellious days, it is unruly, stubborn and tempting to pull out. I've tried hair rebonding for a few cycles, but after the last session I had years ago burned a spot in my scalp and fried the ends of my hair until they literally looked like this, I was traumatized.  Besides, I never did like staying cooped up for a month with the flat hair sticking onto the sides of my face before it starts to look better. Suffice to say, I never did it again.

To tame my hair without destroying it or flattening it until it is lifeless, I recently tried a session of Keratin Blowout. I'd recommend it for those semi-wavy hair that just needs a bit of straightening or for treated hair that needs some sort of hair resurrection. The mission is to make hair look healthier and more manageable.

To maintain the effects of the treatment, I use sulfate-free Kerasilk Treatment Shampoo and Conditioner. I've been using them for a week now and I love that the shampoo doesn't strip my hair of all moisture/oils as most do. (Maybe not such a good sign for oily hair.) I follow up with a glob of conditioner and finish with a few drops of Argan Oil massaged onto damp hair.  Honestly, I had high hopes for these products and I have not
been disappointed. That bottle of argan oil is my new best friend. My hair hasn't been in this great condition for months!

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Kerasilk treatment and after care products are available at: Studio Fix by Alex Carbonell | Bench Fix | Going Straight | Azta Urban | Creation by Lourd | Jesi Mendez | Jimmy Lu | Vivere Salon | Hairshaft | Salon V | Bambi Fuentes Salon

With my hair care pat down, let's move onto the moneymaker--the face. (LOL) I've been hearing about BB creams for the longest time, but it's only very recently that I started using it on a regular basis. We all have occasional attacks of the zit monster, so I use the BB cream to cover up the slight blemishes and also to conceal my dark eyebags. For someone who doesn't have the patience or the skills to apply step-by-step make-up every morning, the 8-in-1 BB cream is a godsend. It does ALL the work one application!

Aaand, if you haven't heard of it yet, Maybelline is launching a search for a 8 new faces of Maybelline BB Top Models!

Interested ladies ages 15 and above* can join via the 2014 BB TOP MODELS App on the MAYBELLINE Philippines Facebook Page from November 4 to November 30, 2013. Candidates should provide the following for participation to be valid:
(1) Headshot
(2) Body Shot
(3) One-sentence statement on why they believe they should be a MAYBELLINE BB Cream Top Model.

*Ages 15-17 are required to submit parental permission to participate.

Candidates should collect as many votes as possible for a chance to be part of the finals. Each voter is allowed to vote a candidate only once, and can vote for up to 10 candidates.

8 winners will be named MAYBELLINE 2014 BB Top Models and be ambassadors for Clear Smooth 8-in-1 BB for a year.
The highest scoring model will receive an exclusive 1-year modeling contract worth P100,000 with Ideal People Models, one of the country’s most reputable modeling agencies, while the runner up will receive a P50,000 contract. (Now who doesn't want a prize like that?)

If you want to join (let me know via email or by dropping a comment below), I'd be more than happy to be your blogger mentor and help you on your journey to be the face of Maybelline. In the same way you supported me through the recent blog award competition, I'll return the favor and guide you to the best of my ability.

(If you're considering but starting to doubt yourself again, my advice would be, "It wouldn't hurt to try.")

Best of luck!

The Belated Bloomer


  1. You look lovely! Both your hair and skin are glowing :)



  2. your skin looks amazing in that photo above, is that the BB cream at work?

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

    1. Yep, genetics and BB cream go beautifully hand in hand. :)

  3. I love how clear and smooth your skin looks! I am quite acne-prone so even with BB creams I couldn't quite achieve a flawless face like yours. ^_^

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