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Got an eyebrow issue? Go to Browhaus then.

“The eyebrows form but a small part of the face, and yet they can darken the whole of life by the scorn they express.”

–    Demetrius (Phalereus) quotes (Athenian orator, statesman, and philosopher, 350-280bc)

Nowadays, we have a lot of choices to change the way we look.   One major transformation that most people take for granted is the grooming of eyebrows that drapes  our windows of  our souls.

A different shape of eyebrows or a different color could make statement on our face.  So, with Kat’s new hairstyle, I brought her to Browhaus in Serendra to match her new look.  I have read this new “beauty place” before on one blog that I follow and thought of checking it one time though not of thinking of myself as I am glad I don’t have much issue with my eyebrows.  But after checking this place and seeing Kat’s new brows, I am now considering it for my “eyebrow dyeing”.

The process – 1) Organic dyeing was put to Kat’s eyebrows (the color would last for a month) ; 2) After 15 minutes of waiting for the dye to sink in her brows, it was now time for threading ; 3) Lastly, the drawing of her brows (this would last for 2 weeks)

Her new look!  Isn’t she pretty with her new hairstyle and eyebrows?  The dyed and groom brows softened her features.  Btw, she spent about P1500 for this which includes threading of her upper lip as well.


2nd floor Serendra Bonifacio High St. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

phone: 901-0597

4th floor Greenbelt 5 Ayala Center, Makati

phone: 501-3998.


Toni & Guy hairstyling

If I am in my early 20s, I would take advantage of my age and enroll in classes about fashion and styling.  Now, wishing I could turn back time for I know if my career were  in that path, I would be  one lucky gal this day.  Hahah!

Age doesn’t matter, so they say.   It’s never too late to study and learn, others would tell.   True indeed!  Last year, I studied one “branch” in fashion and styling i.e. Fashion Make-up.   Well, it’s not what I am going to talk about here. 😉

More than a week ago, I woke up with my aunt’s call with no electricity at home and was informed by my mom that it will last until night time.  Got pissed with the news of power failure, I thought of going to the mall.  But then, while having brunch, I realized my aunt might be indirectly asking me to accompany her daughter in a salon where she could have a digital perm.  So, nothing to do, I traveled to Makati for a fashion purpose. LOL.

I was to meet them at 6750 Ayala Avenue Building where I would have to have my haircut while my cousin, Kat will have her digital perm. This was at Essensuals Toni & Guy.

Katrina before her digital perm.

The hair cut & digital perm process.

Our new hair styles. Nothing much has changed on mine as I wanted my hair to be longer still for I am preparing for a major look soon. LOL.  With me on the pictures are Katrina with her new locks and our super friendly hunk, hairstylist – Jaymarc (if you’re wondering if he’s gay, he’s not…he’s actually married).

Kat and I enjoyed the experience.  Unfortunately, as of this writing, I heard that Kat’s hair straightened and her curls were no longer prominent.  She’s planning on going back to the salon to remedy them which I know would she would be accommodated as spent a fortune for that and the staff are no doubt friendly and professional.

***Hair cut from a top stylist cost P850 while the digital perm cost almost P10,000.

Essensuals Toni & Guy

6750 Retail Arcade

Ayala Ave., Makati City

632-8128002; 632-8128559
Mon – Sat:
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Event styling

When I was growing up, florists were always part of big events.  I love them  for they create beautiful arrangements. They dress-up the tables and aisles and give flowers to whoever has a role in an event.  Nowadays, florists in events are not just florists.  They have moved-up to a greater role – an events stylist.  They not just “prettify” the tables but the venue as a whole which includes setting up a stage,  backdrop, adding lighting, floral arrangements (which at times are not just confined with flowers), etc.  It’s another form of art that in another world I might consider doing.  Just kidding! 😉

Here in Pampanga, we have three popular event stylists – Pancho Pantig of Plumeria, Janet Garbes of Floral Garden and Badang Rueda of Victorian Blooms .  Each of them has a unique talent that I love more than the florists I came to know.  Pictures below will speak for themselves but it’s interesting to note that budget is of an essence in creating more beautiful designs.

The lighting is great on this picture. It achieved the color theme of my friend, Honeylette’s and Erwin’s wedding which is Yellow & Pink. The flowers are also splendid.  Photo credit goes to Glenn Sarmiento.  I was the maid of honor so I was not able to capture the beauty of the reception.  By the way, the event stylist my friend chose on her wedding is Pancho Pantig

This set-up is from the Flower Garden.  Janet Garbes or Ms. J as she’s fondly called created a beautiful damask theme for the debutante.  I especially love the rich floral arrangements and the crystals hanging everywhere. 

Here’s a creation of Badang Rueda.  The theme of the wedding is Winter Wonderland.  I can say it was achieved perfectly with all the white and silvery works done.  Lighting was exceptional as well.