Pamperings and makeovers have become so rare for me since I gave birth to Choi. It's like all my time, not to mention, money has got to be set aside or spent on all things baby-ish.

Don't get me wrong, choosing to be a mother proved to be the most rewarding experience "ever" in my life! 


I am a single mother by choice. I won't bore you with all the dirt about why. But I guess, you can imagine how hectic it can be sans a nanny. Juggling my responsibilities and all, but of course, everything comes second when it comes to my boy. As they say, being a single mom makes you a dad too! There is an upside though!


I am one of the few lucky ones I guess, because I have a very supportive family who stood by me despite my decision and who gladly takes over mommy duties whenever I need to do important tasks. 

My sisters usually volunteer to care for my son but then again - not all the time. So when they're available, I take advantage of it to squeeze in some "Me" time too. 


Thank GOD for generous friends! Hahaha...a friend of mine who recently discovered that I'm a blogger offered a makeover treat to me recently. Who am I to say no? What made it all the more enticing was that my Dad offered to watch over Choi while I go on a beauty adventure. 

With two of my friends and a sister in tow, we headed to Cedar Makati for a fab mommy pampering time. We chose the Cedar Makati Branch at Arnaiz Avenue, at the back of Raffles Hotel and Landmark since it's the nearest branch to us. 

I felt like royalty as soon as we entered the modern minimalist themed reception area of the salon. We were led to an available styling chair and was immediately offered with a choice of coffeee or iced tea. Reading materials which mind you, are up to date came next. Service deluxe eh? 

I can't help but compare it to the other salon I used to visit, lower rates, yes, but the experience? Definitely not the same! 

The Modern-Minimalist Themed Reception Area of Creations Lourd Ramos Salon

The vanity mirror every woman covets!


It was cut and color day for me. I was so excited since it's been a year and a half since I had my hair did. I let Rudolph, my stylist, take the lead. 

He was so accomodating and very helpful yet not a know it all. Despite all his trainings, he let me choose the style and color for me. He just threw in bits of ideas to guide me. I also loved how he gave me a few pieces of advice about what to do and what NOT to do with my hair. 

We decided on, of course this is my mommy term,- a layered just below the shoulders haircut and a reddish brown hair color. DONE DEAL. 

Rudolph was a quick worker. He was quiet yet friendly, working on my hair as gently as possible. My scalp is so sensitive, it usually has a reaction to treatments, but at Creations, surprisingly, no itchy feeling on my scalp at all. The cherry on top, a gentle back massage while waiting for my color to set. 

That's me with my friends, Ate Tina Ramos and Chatie Macatongtong

Finished groupie!


Let me give you a brief background about the Salon and its' owner. 

CREATIONS BY LOURD RAMOS was launched in December 2010 by Mr. Lourd Ryan Ramos, taking a few feathers from his cap, Lourd was Asia's Next Top Model Judge, Davines Italia and Tresseme Ambassador, Avon Hair Care Consultant, Awarded as Asian Top Fashion Stylist of the Year (Top 5), Make up Artist of the Year (2010), and a Philanthropist as he hires victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) to be salon stylists providing them with food and shelter and Lourd continues to give free haircut missions for Puso Para Sa Bayan Foundation of Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Currently, Creations By Lourd Ramos Salon has 7 branches:

*Cedar Makati
*BF Homes
*Lasalle Taft

A top stylist and a philanthropist, who wouldn't want to be pampered here?

For more information and to set an appointment, like their Facebook Page: Creations By Lourd Ramos Salon Official , Follow him on Instagram@CreationbyLourdRamosOfficial and on Twitter@CreationbyLR

You may also Call or Text them at 02.846.7500 or 0908.897.7360

And here's the FINISHED PRODUCT. Lol!

That's Me with Lourd Ramos, Kag. Cris and my friend Angel at the Puso Para Sa Bayan Caravan in our Barangay.


Because I am feeling thankful and generous, I am choosing ONE LUCKY WINNER for a FREE CUT AND COLOR at CREATIONS BY LOURD RAMOS SALON!

Experience the same VIP Treatment by expert stylists just by clicking in entries! The more entries, the more chances you have of winning!

Have a fab makeover at CREATIONS BY LOURD RAMOS too! I will announce the winner on November 25, 2014! Join now and Good Luck!!!

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nhessie a.

By some surprising twist of fate, I am now a mom...a single one at that! I'd like to think that God has granted my most fervent wish - to become a superhero! At least in the eyes of my one year old boy - Alejandro. I'm a public servant experiencing fulfillment from doing the best I can to change the world in my own little way. A newbie blogger mom/digital mom and so far, I'm having difficulty switching from being the single, career woman I'm used to in the past and the new role I'm dealt with today. I'm an online entrepreneur too - I don't know where I'm going but then again, I already know where I'm from. And I don't ever wanna go back, Join me, in my missteps and misadventures and tell me what you think about my take on LIFE, LOVE and EVERYTHING ELSE IN BETWEEN. Welcome to Mama Whale's world!


  1. I saw that picture on FB, so gorgeous! I love your profile pics, Nhessie but this one with the hair is queen!

    Hope I win! Can't remember the last time I've been to a decent salon, grabe.

    P.S. Twitter handle for Lourd's is not functioning well. :(

    1. i'm having problems nga with their twitter handle! should tell him about it! :-) anyways, thanks so much for the compliment! and do join, i would love for you to experience the same vip treatment too!

    2. Followed @CreationsbyLR. I think Typo error since the S is missing. :)

    3. bad! thanks mommy pauline!

  2. I will not join because I have very short hair now. lol Good for you that you have very supportive family.

  3. I would love to join! After giving birth and now baby care, I badly NEED it! I dare say, deserve it too! :)
    I have read good reviews about this salon so I'm curious.

  4. I'd like to win this so it'll be part of my reward for the success of my No Sweet Treats challenge that I imposed on myself. I'm claiming success already. New hairdo to fit my newly improved health and physique.

  5. I love the color of your hair and What a fabulous giveaway!

  6. I'm currently the breadwinner of the family and I've been stressed out because of work and home problems. I would like to have a makeover to reward myself and to give my hair a much-deserved treatment. :)

    *Hoping to win! :)

  7. Grabe you have loads of giveaways. :) Joined here too. And by the way, your after pic is gorgeous. :)

  8. How lucky you are to be pampered in his Salon. You look sooo gorg on the after photo Sis :)

  9. Same here, just gave birth to my baby boy last June 28 so I haven't done any pampering for myself. would love to win your giveaway! :)

  10. I love your curls. What a nice giveaway. This is definitely a good treat for the ladies.

  11. I should win because I badly need it! Hahaha. Been to so many events in the past 2 months and my calendar's pretty full with more. I wouldn't mind spreading the word that Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon is responsible for my do. I wanna wiiiin. :D

  12. Hi Ms Nhessie,

    I wanna win so I can have a new look before Christmas.. I wanna see myself look good before the year end. Thanks for the chance :)

  13. I need it so bad! I want to have a new look this coming Christmas :) lots of parties to attend to and tons of relatives to visit :) This would be a great gift!

  14. Since I will be starting my first job this November, I think I need a makeover to look like a corporate chic. Haha.

    P.S. The twitter account of Mr. Lourd Ramos must be @CreationsbyLR. Your link is not working. :)

  15. This is a very timely giveaway! I have white hair all over! Haha! Thanks for this very helpful giveaway, perfect as a Christmas present! I hope I win!

  16. thank you to everyone who joined! i have more for you guys! stay tuned!