Bench Rock and Rule Matte Sculpting Wax – Smooth, Shuffle, and hold Hair without Shine

Hi, everyone, I’m back from Singapore!  Sorry for the silent last few days…it was a bit hectic.  I was always coming home quite late ’cause of the last few meals abroad with friends and gleaning for small deals along the finishing line of the Great Singapore Sale.  To celebrate my return, let’s do it with a post on something local and super affordable (because Singapore is anything but).  I used this Bench sculpting wax so often while I was away 10 days that I actually think I’m almost half way through it, and I just bought this pot before the trip.

Notice the package label isn’t your typical, clear sticker, it’s printed onto the white cap segment (diff material from the blue plastic) excellently. I appreciate little things like that.

I counted the number of times I’d ask Chok for help because I was looking for it (because I’d sometimes misplace it while dressing up, which is the case when traveling) and that proves that I really meant to use it and didn’t want to leave Chok’s Tampines pad without putting some on.  However, this photo wasn’t taken at Chok’s place, it was taken at the condo unit of our first host for the first two days in Harbourfront (notice how we went cross-country, LOL).  Read more to see how I look with my hair semi-tamed by this super effective hair product.

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My Mane Musings – Hair Inspirations, Hesitations, Limitations, and Inclinations

Throughout a huge chunk of my life my hair, more often than not, has been long and very feminine and worn down like this with the natural waves towards the end.  I do almost wish I could exude the same “Stare if I care” aura everywhere I went as the girl does in this photo LOL.

Then there was that sly bit of self that’s nagged me my whole life with the yearning to be edgier and STRIKING rather than cute in a sense.  Tonight I was searching for shorter hair options because alas I have hairfall, and I think my hair problem has less to do with age and more to do with my past life as a post production artist.  I’ve just come out of a steady, not very alarming, but constant stream of hair loss that now flows into my freelance life. I probably have only slightly more than half of the hair density I used to have and the hair loss has nothing to do with recoloring.  Before cannonballing into the millions of available hairstyle images online I defined my search making sure my facial shape and huge forehead were factored in.  What surprised me was among the many photos that surfaced in results I actually found a “petite” model with similar body physique and an overall cheeky facial shape/structure almost identical to mine.

This model’s hair taunts me no end and gives me one of those “I-wish-I-had-straight-thick-hair” moments.  However, I know for certain that because of our identical physique and facial shape this insanely high-maintenance hairstyle would most certainly suit me well but would also most certainly be a pain to achieve on a daily basis.  Once upon a time before puberty, my locks were this straight in grade school, life was so much easier that way.  It was quite easy to fix my hair, all I had to do was comb through and leave it down.  This is Sucker Punch’s Emily Browning (who actually turned down the role of Bella Swan for Twilight).  Her hair here is styled straight but if I’m not mistaken it’s naturally wavy just as mine is today.

When I turned 13 my straight smooth locks became a thing of the past and suddenly out came these huge burdensome waves that hadn’t yet fully formed into the lovely twists they turned into later on in my life, the new waves made my hair look lopsided at times.  It was really hard getting my new wavy hair to work with me back then.  During the 90s in Manila it was all about super straight,smooth, bouncy hair, with split-free ends that turned inward as inspired by Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel in the hit TV Show, Friends.  So in high-school I hated my wavy hair, but warping back to now I have come to appreciate my natural beach waves.  Read more to get the full post and the revelation of a personal hair inclination.… To full post & COMMENTS...

The Faux Undercut, Rebel Sans the Buzz – As Seen in Vogue UK

If you havent the heart to shave it but want to try a current, hot off the runway hairstyle this is a beautiful option from p.284 of Vogue UK’s April issue. 


Take a section of hair just above the nape and braid upwards, try different kinds of braids, just till they join the rest of the hair in a neater style.… To full post & COMMENTS...