Salon Directory

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Hooked on Thanakha

thanakha block

Every night, right before I go to bed, I bring a knife inside the bathroom and scrape off a teaspoon worth of powder from this yellow block. I then apply a few drops of water to the powder to create a paste, spreading and rubbing it on my dry face, and leaving it on for a few minutes before washing it all off with water. After patting my face dry, I once again marvel at how soft and smooth my skin feels.

Ladies, I would like to introduce you all to thanakha, which I can safely say is the best facial wash I've ever tried, bar none.

Pray for Paris

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”


Martin Luther King

The Spider and the Vamp

It took me quite a while to get into the Halloween spirit, but surprise, surprise! Trick or Treat is now my favorite of all the holidays (assuming that it's a holiday). I guess things changed when I had a child and I saw how fun it was to dress him up and to dress up in general.

Never Goodbye

It had to happen sometime so let's make this quick and painless.

Beauty blogging doesn't make me happy anymore. And because it no longer brings me satisfaction, there's no drive to go the extra mile to come up with posts, take photos, review products etc.

That doesn't mean though that I've totally lost interest in all things kikay, on the contrary, I often find myself thinking that I should blog about something I discovered or something I like, but when I start thinking about the logistics involved, I usually end up saying "Di bale na lang" and proceed to play with my son. Again, if something doesn't give you joy anymore, it's no longer worth the effort.

But while I may stop writing in Kikay Exchange, I'll still be visible over at Frugal Honey, my blog on personal finance. It might be because of shifting priorities or growing old, but managing my money and helping others manage theirs, gives me way more satisfaction than dispensing advice on hair rebonding.

To be clear, this is not goodbye because I'll still be around, albeit in another blog. Thank you very much for sticking around with me these past 7 (or 8?) years and you have all been awesome.

See you around!

Rosy and Pink

I thought I was just imagining all the pink that I was seeing in my feed this month, but then I remembered that October is breast cancer awareness month, hence, the proliferation of all things pink and tatas.