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DEMO: Hair Brush Comb Straightener

As you may have know (or not), I have the WORST hair in the planet because of my own stupidity. I just can’t leave my hair alone! If only I was contented with how it looked like, it would be like this:

3 years ago. BUT MY BROWS ARE FRIGGIN’ DISASTER. Oh well, you can’t have it all!

But noooooo! Jacklynne just HAS to be blonde and I’m stupid enough to think I can achieve platinum blonde in one sitting! I bleached my hair thrice in one night causing my hair to melt – yes! no joke! melt! I had 12 inches of my hair cut because of this bleaching disaster last 2012. I repeat the same thing just last May 2015 because I am that dumb.

Anyway, my hair looks like this without any product and when it’s just air-dried.

YIKES!

To think that my hair feels worse than how it looks. :—————–) HAIR, WHAT’S GOOD?!?! Y U DO DIS 2 ME!!!!!!

So imagine my amazement when I found out about this hair comb straightening brush shit. Right? A hair brush that can actually straighten your hair? Meaning, it will make the taming of my Lion King hair faster than how I would do it with a flat iron.

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I really don’t know what it’s called! I just found it online in a buy and sell group that I’ve joined which is Hachi’s Buy & Sell. It has no brand whatsoever but I think this one’s from China and is a generic brand. It’s commonly known as the “fast hair straightener” online and the most famous brand is the Apalus Brush Hair Straightener. I’ve seen a branded version of this one but hell naaaw I’d be spending $300 on a hair tool and also, I don’t think it’s available in the Philippines.

So, thank you genius people of China who created a cheaper version of this.

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I didn’t expect anything from this one because I thought my hair is too frizzy and thick that it can’t be straightened if the iron plate is just on the base. Ya get what I mean? Looking at it, every bristles has its own iron plate so by the time that you comb your hair and the bristles touched your hair, it will be straightened.

It took me around 8 mins to style to my hair which is cool.

This is how my hair looks like after:

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Not that bad but still bad LOL

VERDICT

Love it! It’s so easy to use, I can choose the temperature, not as heavy as I imagined, it did straighten my hair, and is cheap. I don’t think I’d be using it on daily basis though as my hair was twice as fried when I washed it after I used this. So don’t be dumb as me and apply a heat protectant first!

Where to buy? 

I got mine from a seller I found online but I won’t suggest it to you because gurl is rude as fuck. I asked something about the iron comb after I bought it and she saw my message but never replied. So, nope. No free advertising for you!

If you’re in the PH, check out Hachi’s, OLX, and eBay.

If you’re outside the country, check out Amazon and eBay.

How much?

I got mine for PHP 700.00 with a handling fee of PHP 100.00. Price ranges from PHP 600-800.00. For USD price, it costs a lot! Around $55 or so but definitely try it out.

 That’s all, folks! Let me know what you wanna see on my next video. 🙂

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WATCH: How I Do My Brows

POST NAVIGATION:

 

INTRO

Finally! After the longest time of wanting to create a video blog, here it is. Ever since, I really want to start my own YouTube channel but I never got around to doing so because:

  • I don’t have the time to vlog because of my studies and I know it requires time, patience, and effort. Damn, I don’t even have the time to sleep, let alone make a video blog
  • I don’t have a decent camera to record and who would like to watch a video taken from a crappy webcam?
  • I don’t have enough the courage to teach people to do so and so because I don’t even know the fuck I’m doing

Funny how I still don’t have any of those but I decided to do it anyway! LOL. I am working from 11 PM to 8 AM everyday and since our home is walking distance from the office, I am already at home by 8:20 AM! I can’t sleep until 5 PM so I was like “Yeah, why not do something productive?” 

So, here is my vlog on HOW I DO MY BROWS. It’s not a tutorial because I am not an expert but rather a demonstration on how I personally do mine. These past few years, I had people complimenting my brows and asking how I do it. It’s hard to explain in words so here’s a video demonstration. Please bear with me as this is my pirs pajent evuuurrr…. aha ha ha…. Don’t get the reference? Here.  Seriously, this is my first video and I’m just using the webcam of my MacBook and edited it on my iPhone and did some experiment with iMovie. I’m still learning!

VIDEO

I am still so awkward filming this because I don’t know where to look at. When I look at the viewfinder, it looks like I’m looking too high and when I look at myself on the screen, it looks like I’m looking below. Mmmmm…???? And I know, guys! Some might think I’m so maarte when I’m speaking but dude, give it to me cause I sound like a man with my husky voice! Not bad to add a little femininity in there.

Here’s the video, guys! Hope you’ll like, comment, and subscribe on my new channel! I will post more videos soon. I just have to convince Nash to squeeze me in his schedule to maybe shoot and edit for me because my boyfriend is seriously the best cinematographer. Haha.

PRODUCTS USED AND DUPES


I used the following for my brows and here are some cheaper alternatives:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown (PHP 1,100.00)  Purchased this from this Instagram seller. You cannot believe the great lengths I went through to get this! This is a fast moving item so get one if you can find one! I swear, it’s worth its price! It’ll probably last you for a year, too so the price is justified.

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Dupe: Cheaper alternative for this is Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Brown which is priced at PHP 399.00. You can purchase this at any SM Department Stores and Watsons. It does its job done in filling in your brows and lasts a long time, too. The problem is the application! You have to use a lot of product for it to look decent-looking. 🙁

  • Coastal Scents Angled Liner Brush (USD 1.95 / PHP 90.00) – It is an inclusion in the 22-pc brush that I purchased from Coastal Scents. It’s thin which is good for an angled liner for brows but I know deep inside that this is not the one. It’s not as stiff as I want it to be and I will probably purchase another brow brush.

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Dupe: Beauty cosmetics’ Angled Brow Brush priced at PHP 50. I had this before but can’t find it anymore. I love it! And the fact that it’s Philippine-made is a bonus for choosing this one!

  • MAC Veluxe Brow Liner Spoolie (PHP 1,280) – This is not a practical buy if you just want to get a spoolie. LOL. I loved this MAC brow liner and I used it for 2 years but when I bought one in another shade just recently, I hated it! It is not pigmented and waterproof like before. It’s a purchase I regret but I’ve got to see the beauty in everything, right? This brow liner has the BEST spoolie! Stiff and doesn’t hurt my brows. Luv it!

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Dupe: Marrionaud N38 Brush is the spoolie I’ve been using when I was in my early college years. It’s just PHP 119 and it comes with both angled liner brush (which is okay) and a great spoolie. Not as stiff as MAC but it’s quite as good!

ADDITIONAL INFO

I know! Some might not be a fan of this light/blonde hair paired with a darker brows because we all know that brows should be lighter. Trust me on this – I know what looks good on me and what does not. When I do a lighter brow, it looks so unnatural on me. And excusez-moi, have you seen Daenerys Targaryen?

Guuurl has some platinum blonde with a dark brow and if she can rock it, why can’t I? LOL.

In times that I would want a lighter brows, I use this Maybelline 24H Coloring Mascara in Yellow Blonde which is priced at PHP349.00 the time I purchased it. So if you want a lighter brow, then do so. I want to bleach mine, to be honest! I’m just afraid of having an allergic reaction.

I promise to create another brow tutorial using pencil and powder because I know that pomade/gel availability here in the Philippines is not at its best. 

So, there. Let me know what you can say about my video and any suggestions would be much appreciated. <3 Don’t forget to subscribe! Luv ya, bbcakes!

 

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I Got Blo’d! : Blo Blow Dry Bar Philippines Review

I have never been satisfied with my hair considering that I have had all types of treatments, tried different hair length — from bob cut-short to hip-long, almost all shades of colors — from jet black to ash blonde and considering that I have almost all hair tools!

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I can go instantly from straightening to curling to blow-drying, yep, I can do it all. Yet, I’ve never looked at the mirror and told myself “WOW! This is the hair that I want to have for the rest of my life!” I have had my fair share of salons who tried to satisfy me but unfortunately I’ve never been satisfied.

I JUST WANT A HEALTHY-LOOKING VOLUMINOUS CURLS! IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK!?!?!?

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REVIEW: Tangle Teezer Compact Styler

One thing you should know about me is that I’m VERY frugal. I don’t spend money with things I do not need. So imagine how many times I contemplate on buying this much raved hairbrush. For just a hairbrush, PHP1,110.00 / $25 is too steep and sounds unreasonable but buying this says a lot about this brush. First of all, it’s not just a hairbrush. IT’S THE BEST HAIR TOOL YOU WILL EVER OWN IN YOUR LIFE AND YOU WON’T LOOK BACK ANYMORE. O M G! I just can’t contain my feelings!!!!!!! IT’S THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t even breathe!!!

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