21 May 2015

Kolours Dual Conditioning Hair Color in Shanghai Mahogany Review



As promised, here's a new hair color review for you guys! :) The product I used today's not from Revlon which I have constantly reviewed on my blog, but from Splash, a local company. By the way, it's only the second time that I have used Kolours since I wasn't satisfied the first time I tried it. The shift was mainly because I was looking for a nice and vibrant red shade and Revlon only has one shade of red available (Revlon Luminista in Red).  

Kolours Dual Conditioning Hair Color in Shanghai Mahogany Review
Kolours Dual Conditioning Hair Color in Shanghai Mahogany

WHAT IT CLAIMS:

Vibrant, long lasting colors. Salon perfect results.

Kolours Dual Conditioning Hair Color in Shanghai Mahogany Review
Kolours Dual Conditioning Hair Color in Shanghai Mahogany Review

What sets Kolours apart from other hair coloring products available in the market is that their products are specifically made for Asian hair which is visibly darker and thicker. With its right formulation, it ensures to penetrate the hair for a perfect coverage from root to tip. It is also proudly Philippine-made.

Kolours Dual Conditioning Hair Color in Shanghai Mahogany Review

Each box contains a creme colorant tube, color developer, two sachets of after-treatment conditioner, a pair of plastic hand gloves, and instruction leaflet. Just be sure to use an old shirt so that you won't need to worry about staining it in the process.

Kolours Dual Conditioning Hair Color in Shanghai Mahogany Review

By the way, I used this product to lighten my roots and to add color to the rest of my hair. I regularly dye my hair at least every 3 to 4 months. I used it on top of Revlon Colorsilk in Light Reddish Brown which I have previously reviewed here on my blog.

BEFORE:

Kolours Dual Conditioning Hair Color in Shanghai Mahogany Review
With flash | Natural lighting

The product was easy to use. You just mix the creme colorant and color developer and apply it generously on your hair. Since I was doing a retouch, I applied the product first to my roots for at least 20 minutes before putting the remaining mixture to the rest of my hair. I left it there for probably at least another 30 minutes. However if you are dyeing your hair for the first time, do not start with your roots as they lighten the fastest. 

DURING:

Kolours Dual Conditioning Hair Color in Shanghai Mahogany Review
One hour after!

My usual coloring time is 1 hour. Most hair dye instructions usually recommend 20 to 30 minutes only. But since my hair is very resilient, I tend to extend the time until I get the desired results. By the way, the product did not stain my skin despite not having applied lotion or petroleum jelly.

AFTER:

Kolours Dual Conditioning Hair Color in Shanghai Mahogany Review
With flash | Natural lighting

The Good:
  • This product is very affordable. It only costs for less than P300 per box at Watsons.  
  • Initially, I was happy that it was able to give my hair a reddish hint.
  • It was enough for my long hair. However if you have thick and long hair, I suggest you get two boxes.
  • I also love that there are two packs of after-treatment conditioner included.
  • The formulation is indeed non-drip which I find easier to apply. With that, however, you have to make sure that it coats every strand of your hair by combing it and rubbing it in.
  • This product is available in most department stores, supermarkets, and drugstores

The Not-so-Good:

  • Kolours has tons of different hair color available. However, I find that most of their brown and red shades give almost the same result. But then, I might have to try the other shades available to prove this wrong.
  • I've regularly dyed my hair for years now and it's the first time that my hair felt extremely dry. Conditioner does not really work anymore with my hair's condition as it gets tangled easily especially the lower part of my hair.
  • My hair looks more uneven. But it could probably because I have dyed my hair with several shades of brown and red since last year or because of how applied the dye.
  • My hair didn't turn red. Instead it was a medium brown shade with red undertones. I didn't even see the Mahogany Brown in there. The red eventually turned into orange a few days after. 

Kolours Dual Conditioning Hair Color in Shanghai Mahogany Review
Day after (using iPhone camera)
Kolours Dual Conditioning Hair Color in Shanghai Mahogany Review
Day after
Kolours Dual Conditioning Hair Color in Shanghai Mahogany Review
1 month after (using iPhone camora)
Kolours Dual Conditioning Hair Color in Shanghai Mahogany Review
3 months after (using DSLR)

Here's how my hair looked like after. It wasn't really the shade that I was aiming for since I wanted more red than brown or orange. Nevertheless, I was quite satisfied with how it lightened my roots. Definitely, I am still looking for a drugstore hair color that could give a more even coverage. But I might have to rest my hair first for a few months.

Hope this helps! :)

XO, Mish


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20 May 2015

adidas teams up with Marvel's Avengers to launch unique kids and adult collections



This spring adidas will introduce a new collection of kids footwear and apparel inspired by three superheroes of the new blockbuster Marvel Studios film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hit theaters worldwide last April.

The adidas Avengers collection will feature exciting new designs reflecting the unique personalities of three of the film's superheroes: Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America. Both lines, which cover infants, little kids and youth boys alike, offer full head-to-toe outfits including tees, shorts and accompanying shoes and accessories with matching colours to ensure a wardrobe with fresh new looks for every true Avengers fan!


May's kids collection will be complemented by adult running shoes in four matching designs. The adult line includes a silver-green adidas adizero Prime BOOST™ that will be featured in the film with an exciting new Avengers character. For the biggest fans and a united look this colour-way will be a key feature within the kids' collections!


The new adidas Avengers collections go back to the classic roots with footwear inspired both by the original comics' style and the graphics of the movie. Various models include running silhouettes for adults and kids as well as low and mid cut multipurpose silhouettes specifically designed for kids. This includes the Response BOOST Ltd that features adidas' premium BOOST™ technology paired with Marvel's greatest superheroes design as the primary source of inspiration. adidas BOOST is a breakthrough technology that provides the highest Energy Return of any foam cushioning in the running industry. Along with BOOST foam cushioning, adidas adizero Prime BOOST upper consists of adidas Primeknit, a digital knitting technology using the latest engineering methods to develop an upper that is lightweight and fits like a second layer of skin, providing added performance benefits. Each section of the adidas Primeknit upper is carefully engineered to provide a precision fit for a secure, comfortable run.

The collection is available on www.adidas.com/avengers.

XO, Mish


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18 May 2015

Pampers Online App for Baby’s Wonderful Journey of Firsts



Mommies always love to flood their FaceBook walls with photos and videos of their babies, and there’s no wonder why: from the very first time they hold their babies in their arms to their babies’ first laugh and first crawl – moms know every single milestone is truly precious and worth sharing with the rest of the world.

Because each day is like a new page of priceless memories, the world’s leading diaper brand Pampers recently launched a digital scrapbook made for both moms and babies – FirstBook, an online FaceBook app that allows moms to create and preserve a visual journey of all baby’s developmental milestones. After posting baby’s 12 first milestones in FirstBook, moms can also publish their very own FirstBook movie, a personalized video of all baby’s firsts.

Pampers recently launched a digital scrapbook made for both moms and babies – Firstbook.ph, an online Facebook app that allows moms to create and share baby’s many first milestones.

The app was recently launched during the introduction of Pampers Baby Dry, the best and driest diaper in 10 years. Pampers® Baby Dry features new core technology to deliver a thinner and drier diaper: a Soft Touch-Dry Layer which quickly absorbs wetness to keep it away from baby’s skin and Magic Gel which locks in wetness for up to 12 hours of skin dryness, so babies can enjoy continuous sleep to help them achieve their many firsts in life. 

“This is truly a great gift for mommies like us!” said Pampers’ newest brand ambassador Andi Manzano, who already shared some photos of her newborn baby Pilar 

Olivia. “With this newest online app from Pampers, we can greet each morning with smiles on our faces and celebrate our journey of firsts with our precious ones,” she added.

For moms who will share their baby’s Firstbook movie from now until June 2015, Pampers has a special treat for you! Just upload the video with the official hashtag #FirstsWithPampers and stand a chance to win 1 year’s worth of all-new Pampers Baby Dry!  FirstBook PC and mobile versions are now available, and can be accessed via http://www.firstbook.ph.

XO, Mish


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