NOVUHAIR Petite: Less is more


The reality of adhering to the different pandemic-related health protocols until this global health crisis is under control while slowly relaxing the expansive social restrictions to bootup the economy refers to our “new normal”.

NOVUHAIR Celebrates 10.10

2020 marks the 10th successful year of NOVUHAIR in the Philippines and what a better way to celebrate this milestone by launching the NOVU VIP CLUB.


The NOVU VIP CLUB is designed to guide, inspire and take the journey together with its members a wholistic approach in managing hair loss especially during this global health crisis. Supported by a pool of 10 VIP Coaches, the members are given the opportunity to engage directly with the experts and at the same time enjoy the exciting monthly perks.

5 Reasons Why Your Hair Might be Falling Out


Losing up to 100 strands of hair every day is normal. If your hair starts to shed more significant than usual, or if they do not grow back as they should, it can be a source of concern. Once the cause is detected, hair fall remedy or baldness cure for hair loss treatment can be easier.

FREE Extra NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo Exclusive at Watsons

Along with the ongoing threat of this pandemic health crisis comes, one has to adapt to the new normal that affects everything and everyone. Despite the urgency of reopening businesses for economic reasons, the majority of the Filipinos are still forced to stay at home with uncertainty.

Review: Bano Injection Sheet Masks

Sheet masking is one of my favorite step on my PM skincare routine. I just love the feeling of putting a sheet mask on my face before I call it a day. Extra special if my sheet mask gives off that cooling and beautiful effect on my face afterwards.

That's what I experienced from using Bano sheet masks. I availed their Injection sheet mask range and got all the varieties from an event last year and just used up all four recently and so I thought of reviewing each of them.

WHITE JADE - I first used this because of it's color. My fave color is blue so I'm attracted to it, even if it's just the packaging. Anyway, the mask adheres pretty well because it has a lot of essence and the fit was just perfect on the crevices of my face. It gave me a slightly brightened skin the next day.

WATER GLOW - My skin felt a little dry from all the hustle and bustle of wfh while managing a baby and a toddler, not to mention all the chores left in the house plus side hustling a part time job. Whew! Most of the time, I just want to doze off at the end of the day so I have been neglecting my skin and it got drier over time. I used Water Glow one night and it instantly gave my face that moisture I am looking for. I was surprised that the mask was black but regardless of the color, the fit and adherence was great. It doesn't have much essence compare to the former but I liked how brighter my skin looked the next day. It helped a lot on my dry skin.

ANTI-OXIDANT - This powerful mask delivers. I like how it made my face glow the next morning as if I drank a whole bottle of beauty capsule. Guess that's the power of antioxidant on the skin! Not too many essence though 'coz it started falling off a little after putting it on my face. So using this requires the need to lay down to take advantage of the essence. 

BABY FACE - I was extra special when I used this because I used a roller whilst this sits on top of my face. Love the cooling feeling. The mask and essence was rich so not much leftover essence on the pack. The photo though shows it doesn't really adhere well so word of advice is to lay down while using it. It was struggle to take a photo of the mask while I'm standing because the jaw part keep on slipping off. After using a face roller for some few minutes, it managed to stick on pretty well. Among all the variants, this has the best effect. Hubby kept on telling me the next morning that I got smooth skin. I think he complimented me thrice. Though I have to say that I also used a new cream that night. That cream will be revealed on the next blog post.


All four has a mild to no scent fragrant so it's pretty tolerable if your scent-sitive. Each has different feel and effect so you might want to consider what fits for you and your skin. My fave is the white jade though. I think it fits all the criteria of what I'm looking for in a face mask. If only the latter has good fit, that will receive the first place. 

That's it! For me, Bano masks are highly recommendable especially that I got this with a huge discount. I think I was able to bought this for around P50 only. You can get it at Lipztick Pls on Facebook or IG. Just send them a message. 

For more sheet mask review, you can check my Instagram as I did several individual sheet masks reviews there. I stopped reviewing solo though and did something like this (group or the whole variant) because I still had a lot of mask to try plus I can't commit on posting often on the feed. Next time will be series of another batch of sheet masks. Anyone you would like me to review? Recommend them in the comment. :) 

Stay Cute and Dainty! 

NOVUHAIR® Supports Alopecia Philippines

September 2020 marks the seven (7) fruitful years of collaboration between NOVUHAIR®, the leading hair loss treatment in the country and THE ALOPECIA PHILIPPINES, a group founded in 2012 by singer and songwriter Abby Asistio.

“VICTORIOUS, Rising Above Alopecia and the Pandemic Together” is this year’s official online gathering theme LIVE at When In Manila’s Facebook page on Saturday, September 26, 2020 (3pm to 8pm). Everyone is invited to witness this momentous event.

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Abby Asistio is currently one of the ambassadors and the Inspirational VIP Coach of NOVUHAIR®, nature’s answer to hair loss, which she has been using since March 2013. 

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Multi-hyphenate millennial women: How meditative journaling helps working a millennial mom get through her day

September 2020--These times are extra difficult to deal with, especially when it comes to finding balance between our work and personal lives. Just imagine how a regular day unfolds for a working millennial mom, who tries to hustle while caring for her family, and herself. It may seem like a tough job really, but some of them turned to meditative journaling, also known as mindful writing, as a healing method to get through the day. But how?

It makes them start and learn something new. For working moms who are mostly busy with their responsibilities, there’s this sense of hunger for new discoveries and tasks but they need to be light, rewarding, and easy to maintain, too. The habit of regular writing itself is already a form of a new process – something that is not usually part of our daily lives. But it gives one the freedom to express emotions and create something as they feel it. No pressure. It’s just that joyful connection between the self and those blank pages – the kind of beginning that is comforting than intimidating.

It makes them become more open. Working millennial moms usually feel anxious, unheard, and unseen. It is a struggle to share their sentiments with other people because of the fear that they may not understand it, or simply because they don’t know how to articulate what they’re going through. For the times that they couldn’t catch up with their friends, journals serve as their perfect outlet. The beauty about writing an entry is that there are no rules or boundaries. They can acknowledge their feelings, rant, or even sketch what they feel. At the end of the day, it’s all about taking a pause, seeking comfort, and finding their light. 

It makes them remember more things. Juggling multiple responsibilities at the same time can really make us forget a lot. Meditative journaling can help us find our center and remember all the important things, the little wins, and even our failures. It’s like the flow and reminder they need every day. By turning various moments into written tangible experiences, they’re able to keep track of time, pay more attention to details, and regain this sense of control. 

It makes them respond to their needs quickly. Narrating your feelings and daily experiences is not only a form of expression, but more importantly, it gives you more signs and ideas on how to care for yourself. If you have noticed how the past few weeks have been consecutively rough, maybe it’s time to realign and change your routine or perspective. If you’ve noticed changes when it comes to your body, maybe it’s time to ask if you’re still okay, happy, or healthy, and make adjustments that are comfortable for you. Listening to yourself is an important element of meditative journaling.

It relaxes them and rewards them at the same time. Mindful writing is like a me-time that is easy to squeeze in every working woman’s hectic schedule. The key to a rewarding mediative journaling is to set a particular time for it, and treat it not as an additional assignment, but a form of self-care. Write based on your observations, feelings, reflections, and needs. It’s like talking to yourself – and choosing to be kind to yourself.

Whether you want to keep a journal for growth, self-love, reconnecting with yourself, finding your light, or simply capturing your thoughts and feelings through words, Viviamo offers different styles and formats that could match any undertaking. 

Belle de Jour (BDJ) Power Planner’s Earth theme inspires you to acknowledge your existence, struggles, and victories, through beautiful, motivational graphics and quotes. Everything Is Possible design encourages you to take little steps towards your goal, while NAVI’s Lighthouse theme embraces the wanderlust in you. FOCUS planner reflects ambitions and bold dreams through its geometric designs, while Essentials and Petit collections remain perfect for those on the minimalist, sleek, and elegant side. Go to to view more of their products, and start your meditative journaling this 2021.

NOVUHAIR® Congratulates ADP Pharma

ADP Pharma Corporation is celebrating its 10th year anniversary.


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The company established its position in the pharma industry through successful endeavors in all aspects of operations. Its ambition to give Filipinos with the best helped ADP cap off each year with new product developments and partnerships.

ADP is a team of driven & passionate people, who keep themselves abreast with recent trends in the pharma industry, set with a major advantage in addressing current & future market needs in an era where value-creation for consumers is a must. 


Leading up to where they are now -- Ambition, Drive, and Passion are what makes them and these are what gave them a decade of rewarding their team as they reward the Filipinos with a wealth of health. 

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ADP Pharma Launches NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 VIP PROMO KIT

In line with NOVUHAIR's 10th year of fervent commitment to consumer health awareness on hair loss prevention and maintenance, plus a decade of partnership with Mercury Drug Corporation, ADP Pharma Corporation has launched the NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 VIP PROMO KIT.


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The NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 VIP PROMO KIT serves as a token of the company's appreciation and gratitude to the affirmative support of its loyal users and new trialists.



The continued consumer support, committed distributors and agency partners, dedicated brand ambassadors, passionateand hardworkingmarketing and sales teams spearheaded by Managing Director Mr. Bob Segovia, andthe full support of ADP PharmaCEO Mr. Martin Pascual and executives.

NOVUHAIR® has retained dominance in 2019 as the leading hair loss treatment in the Philippines.(Source: Passport Euromonitor International October 2019 Research)

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NOVUHAIR® Officially Launches NOVU VIP CLUB

What a great way to celebrate NOVUHAIR’s 10 years of success in the Philippines. With the aim of highlighting further the brand’s advocacy campaign Nothing to lose, NOVUHAIR® introduces Go for the Perfect 10! with the launch of its NOVU VIP CLUB. 

Review: In Her Element Butterlips Conditioning Color

I've been a fan of In Her Element since the time I started joining Project Vanity events. I discovered the brand from them. I came to love their products especially the Cleansing Gel. So imagine my excitement when some members of SkinfluencersPh (including me) were given the opportunity to review In Her Element's newest lip products, the In Her Element Butterlips Conditioning Color. I felt so giddy receiving these balms because I love lippies and whenever I'm home, I still wear lip balms. Lipsticks feel so heavy and I always want to rest my lips so I use lip balms instead. I love lip balms. You can check all my balm reviews and posts on the link. 

Now on to the main star of this post, these In Her Element's Butterlips Conditioning Color has three variants namely Tala, Mayari and Hanan. Such lovely names fit for Filipina beauty!

These are balms but they are known as exfolient, meaning they do not just sit on your lips, they penetrate your lips to make it smooth and moisturized. They give the comfiest comfort making your lips smooth and flake- free.

These Butterlips Conditioning Color (P345 / 3 grams each or P875 for a set of all three shades). are available in 3 wearable shades. The names of these balms are inspired by the three daughters of Bathala, for their strength and beauty. How lovely and creative were those names.

Tala is a pinkish plum that gives a fresh, young look. It can pass as a MLBB shade.

Hanan is a fun salmon pink that brightens skin. Perfect for that girly look.

Mayari is a muted clay shade with a light brown undertone. Love this shade so much as

These Butterlips Conditioning Color are paraben-free, perfume-free, and not tested on animals. It has Vitamin E, Cocoa Butter, and Sunflower Oil on top of a moisture-sealing wax base so you know that you have good ingredients here.

Love all these three shades. They are just so flattering and comfortable on the lips. As a mom staying at home all day, I would prefer not using any lip color as it's a hassle on me. I dislike the heavy feel whenever I do house chores but these are too comfy that I can't pass on using them. Recently I've been wearing them a lot at home so that I'll be always ready whenever a delivery guy would drop something on our front door. :)

The In Her Element Butterlips Conditioning Color is now available at It is also available in, Lazada, and Shopee, and at malls where Beauty Bar can be found.

Review: Troiareuke H+ Cocktail Ampoule

One of the brands which really got me sooo curious to try is Troiareuke. Aside from it's difficult-to-pronounce-name, the brand caught my attention because it's a very expensive ampoule. You see, a $60 ampoule for a budget-mom like me is already very expensive. I have yet to try it before I divulge into spending so a sample or trial product is a good step to try it and see if it's really worth it. Generally, I knew that ampoule are kind of expensive but a Troiareuke bottle is just too much for me. Good thing I was able to have one.

I received one from the loot we got from SkinfluencersPH MeetUp. Thanks to Lipstick_Plz for sponsoring. Here I am going to break down honest thoughts about it. 

Review: Candy Dollz Maggie Magic Cream Blush

I am a big fan of blushes because they always give me that color when people would tell me that I look pale. Yes, I always get that comment a lot because it's true. I lack of sleep, I always feel tired after a long day's work and taking care of two kids and all the hoolabaloos in the household. Plus the change  in this pandemic brought us a lot of worries which affects us overall. I feel that lipstick won't do it alone, I need to put a blush, especially now that lippies can't be seen under mask. 

So when I got this Candy Dollz Maggie Magic Cream Blush, I felt pretty amazed because this is the second cream blush in tube that I used and is super longwearing.

Damaged Hair? You Might Be Using the Wrong Products. Treat It with the “My Collagen Miracle” Habit

Is the lack of social activities making you care less about your hair’s condition? You might want to do a quick re-check on your hair condition. 

Being indoors does not necessarily mean your hair is completely free from the risks of hair damage. If your hair is showing signs of tutchang, dryness, dullness, and frizz, chances are, it’s damaged. Exposure to heat in the form of hair styling tools, humidity, and chemical treatments weakens your hair’s fibers and strips off nutrients, moisture, and color, causing more damage. Not to mention that continuous use of the wrong haircare products can also harm your strands.

Strengthen your hair’s core and keep it from further damage by using collagen-infused haircare products — the ingredient that has done wonders to the skin. 

Affordable Two-Piece Outfits at Jurllyshe

I've been a fan of wearing shorts and skirts be it summer or be it the cold days. I am a short/skirt kind of girl so you will always see me wearing short pieces almost everyday. At home, at work, anywhere. Unless I have to attend formal occasion and events where I really need to be formal and wear formal clothing. It's easy and it's comfy unlike jeans. So I always make sure that I have some sort of collection of those in my wardrobe. 

Quarantine season happened so I did a little clean up and I had to let go of most of my old pieces. Now I am welcoming new ones and as I was searching online for some pieces, I chanced upon this website called Jurllyshe for short sets for women which I really like. I definitely love their pieces and aside from being comfy, one would also look sexy on them. They have a wide range of sets which you will fall in love with. I am actually eyeing some pieces that would also look good on me while I am doing some work-out. Especially now that I am planning to join a work-out challenge online, their sets would be my best bet. 

Review: Kamillosan Anti-Inflammatory Spray Solution

Being in the teaching profession, I've always find myself prone to scratching my throat by means of clearing it. It sounded awkward and irritating I know, but I can't help myself to do it since often times it feels so itchy from the inside. 

One time, I got a high fever which made me so feel so weak that I also felt that my throat is insanely itchy and I'm slowly having colds. This is before the pandemic so I didn't really panic. The fever lasted for days though and isn't going down so I decided to get myself checked.

After some series of tests, the doctor told me that everything is normal though she saw that my tonsils are slightly red so she gave me some meds to prevent getting infection. It's already slightly swollen so early prevention is the key. She told me to use Kamillosan Throat Spray whenever I find my throat dry and itchy.

I remembered I got one from Sample Room couple of months back and was left hidden in the cabinet. I used it when I first got it because I also had itchy throat back then and it was effective for me. I liked it but didn't had the need to use it further so I kept it.

I like how it's so convenient to bring. It's a pocket-friendly spray that you can use anytime you want to spritz it. Spraying it directly inside the throat makes it easier to target the affected spot. There's a cooling effect after the spritz. The taste gives off a medicinal flavor which I can easily tolerate though it isn't a good taste for me..

You see, Kamillosan was really effective for me. Whenever I had that itchy, irritating feeling on the throat, I spray this on. I love the cooling feeling and the relief it gave after using it. After two days of usage, I felt better and my swollen tonsil subsided fast. Good thing it was healed fast. 

Despite having Kamillosan, always remember to be healthy and drinks lots of fluid. After all, good health is something we all need to desire because health is wealth.

Unboxing my Project Vanity 2020 Loot Bag

I can't remember how many years I've been a Project Vanity fan. Ever since I started discovering my niche on beauty around '13 or '14, I've been a reader of the site since then. I am a huge Liz Lanuzo fan. I've been watching almost all her GRWM videos every time I catch them online. Though I only just started joining their anniversary celebration 4 years ago but every year after then, I did not missed any gathering. (Oh I think I missed last year because I was almost on my 39th week then!)

Anyway, one of the most awaited part of the anniversary aren't the talks but the loots. Right?! PV fans would agree! Why? The sponsors are far more worth than the reg fee. I mean this is the bonus part of the celebration. it's like receiving your own gift too because you're part of the party. 

Review: My Bare Skin Specialist Max Perfect Blend Beauty Soap

My love for soaps is never ending. The reason is because we got so much soaps on our SkinfluencersPh MeetUp loot and My Bare Skin Specialist Max Perfect Blend Beauty Soap is one of those. I love how pretty and lightening this on my skin. 

Kocostar Unboxing

Just in time for my special day, Kocostar messaged me about some PR kit. If you aren't familiar, Kocostar is a Korean head to toe mask expert. They are a professional mask pack brand that creates unique products for hair, face, hands and feet.

Imagine my excitement when I received their message. If you follow me on IG, you know that in skincare products, I love sheet masking. This is like Christmas for me because they asked me to choose from their line of different mask. I can't wait to try 'em soon.