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Sunday, August 25, 2019

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BLUE with Bianca Festejo Hub

Saturday, August 24, 2019

I have been resting my hair for more or less a year now and it wasn’t easy. I always am fond of color but I had to tone it down as my Dad passed, felt it was a sacrifice of sorts and I pretty much have had my hair abused for several years because I know it would only take a few years before I’d have a bald spot somewhere. I’ve been sad about that but I felt if I stopped and didn’t personalize what my hair looks like, I’d be just like anybody else. I would hate it if that happens.

This boy right here is about going against the grain, to be different, one that would stick like a sore thumb in an ocean full of people who want boring, I am not against it, but it’s just not me. I have trusted my hair with a lot of salons and they pretty much made it awesome because of the nice treatments, fancy hair colors and just about anything on a color wheel, I’ve already tried. I visited this posh salon called Bianca Festejo Hub in Greenhills the other week because I wanted something different, a change was definitely called for so I asked their senior stylist JR if I could do something crazy, I’d want to make my hair BLUE. He immediately warned me about bleaching (a good point) but I have bleached my hair tons of times and I knew what I was getting myself into. I have sometimes experienced pain in the scalp in other salons so this was expected. They escorted me to the salon area upstairs and I saw this on the mezzanine.

It’s very chic, very minimalist and feels like the same aesthetics as those in Korea. They’ve got a powerhouse of people who know hair and color so I sat down in one of these comfy seats and began the process. I have already shampooed my hair prior to going here so a little prep work on my hand saved me a lot of time. They started bleaching my hair and I was expecting this is gonna hurt, buy they must have been using premium products that I didn’t feel anything at all. It was just cold actually, because the thing they used had mint on it. It was a refreshing start. My hair turned yellow after a few minutes, then they put in purple shampoo as well to lighten it even further. They stylist knew how to only bleach the top part and later my roots so as not to get my scalp hurt in the process. He knew what he was doing.

Say hi to Senior Stylist RJ when you're there!

Bleach, not the anime, they covered my ears so it won't get colored too

Waited to make my hair lighter, then rinsed off their hair wash station

I was surprised to see @Earthlingorgeous there. We had burgers afterwards.

Almost done with the Blue shade, they also styled my hair plus a haircut.

Then after a rinse (thanks to the kind lady who did it for me), we went back to the chair and got the blue hair dye in. It didn’t smell at all and I just sat there for a little under 2 hours and I was done. See how much I’ve changed?

Your Super Saiyan God in the flesh! Haha

I love my BLUE hair. Thanks Bianca Festejo Hub!

I got my desired color (brighter and better results actually), without any pain and I’ve been getting the hair attention I have always wanted now. If you’r adventurous or just want something seriously good for your hair, go and say hi to the people at Bianca Festejo Hub in Greenhills Promenade’s Ground Floor. They’ve got the best people to pamper you, from hair or skin.

Go visit their website BiancaFestejo.com and social media channels @biancafestejohub on IG, plus their branches at Greenhills Promenade, Petron Square 2nd Floor, Congressional Avenue East and at Starmall Las Pinas 2nd Floor. You deserve the best, treat yourself to good hair.

You do.


Garrett Bolden and Mirriam Manalo Launch Singles

Friday, August 23, 2019

Sat down over coffee and got us interviews with GMA Music's Garrett Bolden and Mirriam Manalo. They're out with new singles called "Handa Na Maghintay" and "Una Ka" under the same label. They looked ecstatic from where we were seated.

Garrette says "I am so excited for you to hear Handa Nang Maghintay. It's about being a martyr, for those who want to wait for that perfect time to love somone. There is a performance video, it's already on YouTube. Meeting my real Dad, I waited for that. I didn't know how to do it but it did come, when we had communication, it felt it was something I wanted but it did come. I hope it would be more albums, songs, hopefully concerts and international exposure too. I am not expecting this at all, and I realize it is a hard path. I have always wanted to have a duet with Qwest and South Border or Julie Anne San Jose. I am still learning the ropes on how to compose and I hope I can do songs with other Clash artists as well. I have done gigs and set aside money so I could go to auditions outside the country. I did it with my own funds, hopefully I could do festivals and do the country proud. I still look at them now and the availability. I have tried Miss Saigon as well, but fear when it was just too big for me but I would still like to experience it because some artists do tell me it fits my voice. I have experienced TV acting and I enjoyed it and I hope this is just a start of opportunities to come. Maybe I could sing something for Descendants of the Sun, perhaps insert songs like this into that series. Hopefully soon. I wish to advise The Clash season 2 finalists to just be patient, take risks, and never doubt yourself. If you take a big step it will be a huge thing for people who will listen to you. Take the step."

Mirriam Manalo says "This is my dream, my first single, it's high tech and I have waited for this since I was 12. I hope this becomes a part of a teleserye. My first child reacts quite nicely, my voice was gone when I gave birth and I couldn't belt anymore. I accepted it and the baby was a nice trade for the voice, a bit hard but this is my happiest time. Very fulfilling, I love being a Mom. I have consulted doctors, they told me this happens. I was thinking more of what will happen to my daughter when I was singing and she was still in my womb. I want to do a collab with Ms. Regine, with Garrette, I got stressed but when I see my daughter, I feel it's all worth it. My song is about dreaming, you get inspired with the person you love, more inspirational than pop. I sing to her and sometimes listen to Jazz, it gets us to sleep. I look up to a lot of jazz artists, they inspire me to sing. When I was 8 nobody believed I could sing, I joined contests and did it on my own in karaoke. I was 11 when I joined contests, my folks thought I was so confident on stage and started doing gigs when I was in my teens. I fell in love when I heard the song, I knew it was my song and knew this is it. This is perfect for me, I felt the song chose me. I still wish to be the next Lani Misalucha and how she soulfully do songs. I didn't change my goals, I still wanted to sing in a cruise ship, to write songs and perform it. When I got to The Clash, I still I felt it was out of my league but this is all happening, becoming a recording artist is surreal. I hope I get to build my own home, my business and bring up my kids a better future. I am training get my groove back but you know there are a lot of songs I could still sing, hopefully I would recover soon."

She also told us it was so hard to record this unlike before where it would have just taken minutes. But really, when we heard her it was just like before. She's really good. Now go download their music on Spotify and other digital stores worldwide because they deserve this huge break!

They're really good.


GMA's New Femme Group XOXO

There were several teasers that came out in the GMA Artist Center instagram account about XOXO, blurred photos with women behind them which denotes something big is about to happen. We just met with them today at Trinoma and apparently, XOXO is an all female group composed of Riel, Dani, Lyra and Mel. What’s common is that they all came from the recent reality singing competition “The Clash” on GMA where they completely got their roster of singers filled after some left for other stables.

They currently have a great career individually and guesting on Studio 7 every week, why did they have to get together as XOXO? They probably want something different on the table, because they are packaging them on their differences as Riel will be The Diva, Dani will be “Fierce and Sexy”, Lyra will be “The Tough Girl” and Mel will be “The Sweet Girl”.

They will be releasing a single soon on GMA this August 24 on Studio 7 of course! This rebranding looks so good, I could almost see how they’ll be performing in other countries too. That’s gonna happen I’m sure. Follow them all now on @xoxo_gma and their individual accounts @xoxo_gma_riel, @xoxo_gma_mel, @xoxo_gma_lyra, @xoxo_gma_dani on all social channels. Hugs and kisses!