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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Event: Clozette Ambassador tea party



It's been absolutely AGES since we do a last event coverage, if you'd like to see more of that you can always head to our instagram but this event was something really dear to us and it certainly deserved a post of its own! 

We were invited to a Alice in wonderland themed party at the Mu Parlour at Holland Village to spend some quality time with the Clozette family. We've been a Clozette Ambassador since early this year and it's been nothing but amazing to be part of such a cheerful and close knit family where you get to see all your friends at the Clozette get-togethers. 


Mu parlour 

The Mu Parlour is a nice quiet spot to have all day breakfasts, with a side of truffle fries up for grabs on the menu too!  It's also famous for their no.11 burger and although we didn't order that, they put out a lovely assortment of finger food for us to enjoy whilst catching up with the clozette family! 

Food. Let's talk food. There was a selection of sweet and savoury treats that the MU Parlour whipped up for us hungry ambassadors, amongst the savoury dishes, here's what caught my eye and landed on my plate! The cheesy chicken satay with capsicums were both our favourites amongst them all... hehe 


Spending time with the Clozette family
Sam having a chat with June

What happens when you put a group full of girls together in a room with similar interest? We bond over all things beauty, fashion and even coming to realise that some of us (mostly me) could do with a little more colour in our wardrobe thanks to the pastel dress code!

Sam, Wenhui, Ashley, Christy, Celine & Shufeng

Christy, Celine, Wenhui & myself

Familiar faces? here's some of the gorgeous babes we met from the VT community! It was so good to finally see them again after so long! Like our Clozette pins and DIY breast cancer awareness ribbons?   Keep your eyes on Clozette page in October to find out more. 


We also filmed a short session for something special that Clozette is putting together of all the Clozette Ambassadors and here is Christy and Wenhui doing their thang. 

Feel the love between these two? I know I do... Sam Won the lucky draw and got the Lumi-oxy LED light skin therapy device! Thank you Clozette P.S:  Little insight to this photo, Sam & Wenhui were chanting their numbers and it just so happened that Sam's number was called!  Hence the happy faces in the photograph.
Clozette Ambassadors
From left to right: Sam, Myself, Wenhui, Jody, Shufeng, Cheryl, Celine Roxanne, Vinna, Kathleen, June and EnnaFront: (sporting matching leg poses I might addChrsity & FennUnfortunately not everyone could make it to the event but here are some of the Clozette Ambassadors! Of course, there's no way we could forget the handwork that goes into the team that built the lovely community, the Clozette team!
Thank you Clozette for putting together such sweet and thoughtful goodie bag for us to take home and also having such amazing lucky draw prizes for us to take home! We both look forward to another Clozette get together with these lovely people and if you haven't already done so, be sure to check us out on Clozette right here!
Until next time babes!
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Ash







Friday, 5 September 2014

Advertorial: Tsubaki Hair Oil

Hey guys,
we are back with a review on an upcoming hair product!!! Ahhhh! Isn't that so exciting! Plus, what could be better for a person who doesn't condition her hair (okay maybe once a week.. or once in 2 weeks..) than HAIR OIL!?



I know so many people in my condition, who just rather skip the extra 5 minutes in the shower and just hurry out, pat some oil into their hair then hair dry. Personally, I feel that I can do so many things whilst drying my hair, say watching television or reading a book, as opposed to standing sopping wet and waiting for time to pass by. Anyone else out there feel the same way??

Well, then good news to those of you who do, because Tsubaki's Hair Oil could be the answer to many of your prayers! :) Or if you just simply like shiny, well-maintained, and silky smooth hair, please read on!


Introduction
Tsubaki's Hair Oil is deeply penetrative, which means it doesn't just sit on your hair but is actually absorbed into it to ensure higher protection. It is formulated with a high concentration of selected camellia oil to deeply protect, moisturize and repair hair, ultimately resulting in a luxurious shine.

It claims to instantly penetrate hair upon application without feeling greasy or sticky, and gives a smooth finish! On top of that, it also protects hair from UV damage, heat from hair dryers, or other styling equipment. This means that it also prevents split ends and hair breakage. The smell is elegant and indulgent with floral and green fruity notes.

Plus - just look at how lavish the whole bottle looks! Made of rich wine-colored glass, a lovely shape and easy to use dispenser! Just need to tip out the right amount of hair oil you need and you're done! The bad thing is that I don't think it's too portable, but it isn't a big issue. Just tip some out (it does so very easily) into a plastic container and you can bring it overseas or anywhere, really, with you!


What Makes It so Special


This hair oil highlights the use of specially selected Camellia Oil. If you don't know what Camellia is, it is a genus of flowering plants found in the family of Theaceae and can be found in eastern and southern Asia, reaching from the Himalayas to Japan and Indonesia. Throughout East Asia, they're known for their use in tea. By pressing the seeds, you can also get tea oil and cooking oil. Commonly, Camellia Oil is used to clean and protect the blades of cutting instruments.

However! In Japan, Camellia Oil that is pressed from the seeds of Camellia Japonica, is called Tsubaki Oil and has been traditionally used for hair care. So you see, it's been passed down for awhile!

This specially selected Camellia oil is produced in the Goto Islands in Nagasaki, which is the perfect location due to its warm climate, fertile soils and other favorable conditions. Only the ripe fruits from the Camellia are handpicked one by one, before they fall to the ground, and then sent for pressing using a traditional and time-consuming method. Only pure Camellia Oil which is obtained from the first pressing of the seeds harvested in the current season is used.


10 Amazing Effects of Selected Camellia Oil

I've already mentioned this earlier above, but there's nothing wrong with some reiteration! ;)

  • Higher shine and glossiness
  • Better resistance to abrasion
  • No greasy after-feel (big plus!)
  • Greater moisturizing properties
  • Better repairing qualities
  • Prevents hair damage 
  • Ensures smoothness of hair
  • Maintains shine even after a long day
  • Effects are not temporary when used
  • Higher protection from UV Rays

Scent of Oil

The scent of this oil is, without a doubt, fragrant! It ISN'T overwhelming like some can be (especially those that just lets off warning bells in our mind because we are so worried about the amount of chemicals in it!), and smells so so luxurious and elegant.

This is due to the rich fruity base notes of Cassis blended with the powdery floral notes of Iris. You don't have to worry about it engulfing your hair/face and smelling like a perfume shop. Instead, it's almost like a whiff of perfume that lingers ever so softly. The subtlety in itself is what makes it so beautiful.


Application of Tsubaki Hair Oil


1. Collect all hair and sweep to one side for easier handling
2. (After placing hair oil in palm) Let oil transfer from palm to hair whilst using fingers to comb through bottom half to ensure evenness
3. Finally, use remaining oil left on palm to apply to split ends/hair ends

Above is how I personally apply the hair oil. Though this is done with dry hair, it can be done even when wet too. Normally, I wash my hair, towel dry it, then follow through with the above photos to apply it. 

To prevent irregular application, spread half the appropriate amount (about 20-cent coin size for mid-
length hair) onto the palms and work through the hair. Then, spread the second half onto the palms and focus on areas that require extra application.

For those with fine hair: Refrain from applying large amount inappropriately and unevenly. Start application from the damaged tips and gradually work upwards to the roots to avoid flat hair.

For those with thick voluminous hair: Apply an appropriate amount to wet hair and dry it with a hair dryer. Then, spread a small amount onto the palms and apply on bottom half of the hair to reduce the volume.


Before and After


Here is what my hair ends look like before and after the oil! Like LITERALLY after. I took one after just showering and sleeping with wet hair (some of us are guilty of that right hehe) and one 5 seconds after I combed through with the oil! Talk about saving time when you have a ready made solution for a morning after you had to rush to bed!




And here is what it looks like as a whole. Pretty shocking right!? I've never had a hair oil do this for me before. I mean, seriously. I hardly advocate for anything I really believe in but this guys, is real believing!!


Overall Thoughts



I really really like this hair oil! And not because it was given to me! Promise! :) I'm speaking from the standpoint of someone who has used the Macadamia Healing Oil and another one from Orofluido (which I've posted about here), and I like this one much better than the other two!

For me, I don't really need shine or smoothness (though it does that) as I focus more on softness of my hair and how quickly it dries at night. I have really thick hair and sometimes it just takes AGES to dry and drives me crazy!!! Plus, if I were to constantly use the hair dryer, my hair ends would just fry to a crisp.

By using this Tsubaki Hair Oil from mid-section to my ends... my hair dries MIRACULOUSLY faster!! It just seems to drink in the oil and stop being sopping wet! After which, when I use the hair dryer on it, it doesn't get all frizzy and damaged either; it just gets soft as a cloud and smooth as silk! MAD LOVE. I can also use this on dry hair the morning after, if I rushed off to sleep the night before (as seen above), and it doesn't get oily or gunky either!!! *SHOCKED FACE*

I used to have oils applied on my dry hair and it would turn immediately sticky and gross me out so much I'd tie my hair up for the rest of the day. But not this!!! It absorbs as quickly into my dry hair as it does into my wet hair and that just blows me away. You ain't getting nothing but thumbs up from me for this. I'll even throw in my big toes. 

P/S: For those with sensitive skin to hair products... It seems to work alright on me. It doesn't break me out even when I sleep messily and my hair is all over my face lol. Yupp!


PSST: Just So You Know!



TSUBAKI Hair Oil is available at $26.90 (for 60ml) exclusively in Watsons from 11 September onwards for purchasing... BUT! Here's how you can WIN one for yourself!!


All you have to do is follow those 2 simple steps above! You just have to LIKE their Facebook page (link below) and then SHARE the post to your wall and TAG 2 of your friends! That's all! :)

Good luck loves, and have a wonderful weekend!

Tsubaki's Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Tsubakisg


Here's to miraculous products
for us lazy ones!
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Sam


Sunday, 31 August 2014

Review: Her Fashion Box



I CANNOT begin to tell you how many new subscription services have popped up over the last couple of years andddd.. let's be honest here, how many times have we been underwhelmed by what's been delivered to our doorsteps on several occasions? *raises hand* When we received Her Fashion Box however, we were truly overwhelmed by the amount of things that was packed within!
We got contacted by Chelsea from Her Fashion Box, a monthly subscription of both beauty and fashion items all the way from Australia and she asked if we would be willing to try out their new premium and freshly designed boxes! 
PS: Although this box subscription service is based in Australia, we do have quite a number of international readers and though we'd put one out there to show some international love ;) Also a big plus is that their price is fixed at AUD $39.95 no matter where in the world you are! No extra shipping cost (extra taxes/custom duties are, however, dependent on different countries)!


About
Her fashion box is essential that ^ You basically head on over to the site, log in create an account and you set up your style profile so ensure that the products that are sent your way are tailored to suit your needs! Box subscriptions are created to open your eyes up to newer brands to discover new cult beauty and fashion favourites. They've even got an online store so you can purchase the products should you want to send it as a gift or get more of your new found love.

Her Fashion Box was founded in March 2013 by online fashion entrepreneur and founder of luxury online store Le Black Book, Kath Purkis, who is revolutionising the way Australian women experience fashion and premium beauty and lifestyle brands.


What's in the box
Ok! On to the most exciting part of the post, what we got. Sam and I got pretty similar things except for the colour of our scarf and different watches. The box was filled with goodies of all sorts that I could definitely see myself using. Even the voucher that came for French navy which had really minimal and sleek stationary available online. 




Here's a better breakdown of what we got...
 - Appelles Apothercary soap bar 
-  Revitanail
-  Her Fashion Box Shades of Infinity scar
- Her Fashion Box Rosy Glow watch
- French Navy voucher & envelope 
- CoconutRevolution Coconut lip balm in Cherry
- Ulta3 Colour me pretty Lipstick Crayon in pretty nude
- Her Fashion Magazine


Her Fashion Magazine is a basically a really nice touch to pull the entire box together. It shows you how to rock the pieces that you receive including more details on the beauty products. They've even got a several spreads within the mag with lookbooks of the fashion pieces that you've received. I think it's a really nice touch that connects the receiver to the box company.


Overall thoughts 

If you babes in Australia are interesting and keen on looking for new box subscription to treat yourself, you have to check this out!  There's nothing like getting your moneys worth out of a box subscription! These brands that Her Fashion Box are affiliated with are of quality too! - they are partners with brands like House of Holland, ORLY, Hallmark, Ardell, Bastise, Bondi Sands... etc.






They've even got a Her Fitness Box subscription which is definitely tempting for me to try out too. For anyone in Singapore who's wondering, we've done the math for you! This retails for about SGD$46.74 and you can check them out here!  These would make lovely surprises / gifts because who doesn't love a box full of goodies tailored to your needs and if you know your friends well enough, theirs too ;) 

Thank you to the Her Fashion Box team 
for sending this all the way to us!
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Sam & Ash

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Monthly: Sam's August Favorites

Hey loves,

it's that time of the month again.. we are reaching September soon (and a huge revamp is coming up soon! ;) So exciting!) So do look out for it. If you'd notice, we've already started implementing small changes here and there. If not, that's fine, wait for the final reveal next month! 


Anyway, that aside, here are my Top 5 for this lovely month of August! Almost all these are given from friends and sponsors, and for that I feel so blessed. My birthday month has been nothing but great to me, so read on and find out why! 

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Talika Cream Booster


This nifty little gadget came to my attention as I wandered around Sephora one day, and I got it after reading reviews on it for 5 days. Makeup Alley rated it a 5.0, and many people were raving about it online as well! If you don't know what this is about, simply refer to its name! It is exactly as it is - a cream booster. It increases efficacy of your products (creams, oils, serums) by its light-based technology, along with micro vibrations, to let your skin absorb them better. This means that products that used to just SIT on your skin can now be fully taken in.

For me, it didn't exactly make my products "DISAPPEAR" into my skin, but increase their efficacy it did! I know this because my headless pimple, which had been headless for a month, finally came to head THE NEXT DAY when I placed this over it for about a minute or two the night before! My other newly popped pimples (from a facial) were 80% less swollen and red as well! AMAZING! I will definitely have to try this out for a month or so more, but so far I'm loving it!

Stockist: Sephora
Price: SGD $179


Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Caplet Serum


We got this from an Elizabeth Arden event awhile back, but I didn't start on it till recently. I was worried about my sensitive skin adapting to a new product.. but when I saw the glow it added to Ashley's face.. I knew I had to start!

Whilst I was worried this might be heavy, since most Elizabeth Arden products are aimed at more mature skin, I couldn't be more wrong! It absorbed THE MOMENT I patted it into my skin and it felt matte and amazing. My skin looked instantly brighter, more hydrated, and smooth! It was probably due to its pretty sparkly properties as well, but my face stayed powdery soft the whole day! If you're between ages of 20-30 and face a pretty hectic/stressed lifestyle with dehydrated skin, you'll definitely want to check this out.

Stockist: Any Elizabeth Arden Counters
Price: SGD $99


Coconut Revolution's Coconut Lip Balm in Cherry


We received this from Her Fashion Box, and the moment I tried it on I loved it! Unlike most fruit-flavored lip balms, this one actually tasted yummy without that weird artificial taste! I also loved its bright happy color from within, and how there was a slight tint on my lips when I used it. Though it says Coconut Lip Balm, you can hardly taste the coconut. The cherry taste is much stronger and quite delightful! :)

In the aspect of moisturizing, my lips stayed hydrated without that filmy feeling on top of it for a good few hours. I just had to reapply only when my lips felt dry again, it wasn't that much of an issue! Easy to keep in the pouch as well and doesn't melt the way Burts Bees' does in heat! Thumbs up!

Stockist: Her Fashion Box / Coconut Revolution
Price: AUD $7.95 / Approx SGD $9.30


Hakuhodo Retractable Angled Powder Brush


I got this angled brush after much thinking at the Hakuhodo counter earlier this month... I always wanted to try out Hakuhodo after hearing so much about it from big Beauty Bloggers such as Silverkis or Beauty Instagrammers like Loveforskincare! I didn't get any of the bigger ones because.. 1) They were mad expensive 2) I didn't think I could upkeep such a highend brush 3) I wanted something I could take with me on my staycations or holidays!

So there you have it.. my amazing brush made out of a mixture of goat and synthetic hair. It feels resplendent against my skin, almost like a cloud. My powder goes on easily, swipes on so smoothly and looks so natural! This is regardless of the powder I use because the brush picks up just enough, and brings just the right amount across my whole face. It is easy enough to clean after every use, by swiping against my palm and followed up by a tissue, but it's a little troublesome in that way.. Still it's one of my favorites this month because of its innovative retractable function and its ease of bringing around!

Stockist: Hakuhodo Counter (Takashimaya)
Price: Approx SGD $60


Guerlain KISSKISS Lipstick in 325 Rouge Kiss


Ashley got this for me for my birthday this month, and we decided on this classy red because I don't have any! I was a little shocked that the lipstick was at such an affordable price since I know they can reach the $60-70s range, and just (I feel bad for this...) assumed this might be of a lousier quality than the rest.

OH But how wrong I was!! The texture is heavenly!!! It glides along my lips like nothing else, stays on for hours, and doesn't feel drying. There is transfer though, no doubt, but I like how it isn't as crazy as my other lipsticks though its color intensity is STRONG. Like Hulk Strong hahaha. The payoff is pretty insane even at the first swipe and by the second, it's just opaque. As for this red.. I seem to channel my own version of Marilyn Monroe when I have it on (self praise is disgrace? haha) and I feel prettier and dressier all at once! Such a great investment if you're looking to get your first Red Lippie! ;)

Stockist: Any Guerlain Counters
Price: SGD $49


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Anything caught your eye this time round? Leave a comment if you're curious about anything and I will get back to you ASAP! :)

Time to wake up, it's September!
(Oh wait.. that's when September ends..
nevermind heehee)
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Sam

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Advertorial: NIVEA In-Shower Whitening Skin Conditioner

Hey there! :)

we were recently sent these samples (you will normally get TWO but we split one each hence there's only one in the photo) for NIVEA's In-Shower Skin Conditioner!! It was quite a big change from the normal face/makeup items we receive, hence we were so excited to try it out!



I mean, a conditioner for your body? How amazing is that!? We are so used to just slabbing on a good body lotion after a shower to keep our skin smooth and hydrated... that having a conditioning step be incorporated into the shower itself seemed a little odd.

HOWEVER! For those who might think it’s such an unnecessary  step to add to your routine. Boy are you wrong... and let us tell you why! But first, let us make an introduction (cue tune from Selfie Song, lol).


Introduction to NIVEA



We are sure the brand itself needs no explanation, but just so you know - NIVEA is the synonym for comprehensive skincare a whole life long – it is the world’s trusted No. 1 skin care brand (Nielsen).


NIVEA is an accessible, reliable partner whom consumers easily identify with, bringing out the best in their skin, their beauty and themselves. NIVEA’s unique formulations of proven quality, work in harmony with the skin to keep it healthy. They are highly effective, superior in terms of care and mildness, offered at a fair price.


Currently, NIVEA remains the biggest mass-market skincare and toiletries brand in the world encompassing face care, body care, deodorant, sun care, lip care, hand care, men’s grooming and baby care products. In Singapore, NIVEA products are sold in all personal care stores and supermarkets, including Watsons, Guardian, Cold Storage, NTUC Fairprice outlets and major retailers. 



NIVEA's In-Shower Whitening Skin Conditioner



Nivea In-Shower Skin Conditioner (Whitening) is the convenient new way for radiant soft water-like looking skin every day. It repairs 10 signs of dull & damaged skin while in the shower, a dream come true for Asian women in their pursuit of fairer skin.


This new addition is an extension to the success of the NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner basic range launch in November 2013. 


Enriched with 50x higher Vitamin C (versus lemon extract) from Camu Camu, the unique water-activated formula is quickly absorbed by wet skin and deeply replenishes moisture, leaving skin feeling hydrated and silky soft, even after towel drying. 



How to Use



1. Cleanse with shower gel as usual and rinse off

2. Apply NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner (Whitening)
3. Rinse off NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner (Whitening)
4. Dry off and you can get dressed immediately, enjoying cared-for skin 


First Impressions



Sam

I experience bouts of eczema now and then, and even though I've recently recovered from my previous one which lasted for 8-9 months.. I am still very cautious when it comes to whatever shower product I use on my body. I like that the NIVEA Skin Conditioner is gentle to my condition and feels so great against my skin! :) I generally have pretty smooth skin (not praising myself here! lol, I do moisturize every night, it is so important), but this just made my skin feel so much better! Like it was enveloped in moisture! I even woke up with softer smoother(!) skin! I am quite a lazy person, I don't even condition my hair, but this is definitely an investment to make! Ladies, take note because you will age rapidly after you hit 25 (sob sob) and this is just what your body needs.

Ashley

The consistency isn’t runny - which is extremely crucial, the second I find that my shower products are too runny, I exile them from my shower cubicle haha. Most importantly doesn’t leave an oil layer after you wash the product off. My skin is left incredibly smooth and smelling incredibly fresh. I actually can’t go 10 minutes without having to feel my arms right now, it’s really made my skin a lot softer. I’ll be honest, it didn’t instantly brighten my skin within the first use, so for those of you who are skeptical about whitening products having harmful ingredients to provide the drastic change, this isn’t one of them! I have a feeling i’ll be going out to get a bottle of my own very soon…. hahaha 


Whole Range

In case you are wondering, the NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner range comprises of:

* NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner (Whitening), formulated for dull skin. Available in 250ml and retails for $10.90 * (What we are featuring)

NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner, formulated for normal skin, NIVEA In-Shower Skin Conditioner (Intensive) for dry skin, 250ml each for S$7.90, and NEW! 400ml each for $10.90

Available at NTUC FairPrice, Cold Storage, FairPrice Xtra, GIANT, Watsons and Guardian Pharmacy islandwide from June 2014. 


GET FREE SAMPLES and STAND TO WIN

Step 1: Sign up at www.SampleStore.com for FREE


Step 2: Click on Free Samples tab


Step 3: Redeem NIVEA In-Shower Whitening Skin Conditioner & check-out for FREE (click image below!)


Step 4: FREE delivery to your mailbox within 3 days!



PLUS!!! Stand to WIN a pair of GV movie vouchers or an exclusive beauty kit worth $20 when you enter coupon code ‘NIVEAgift’ upon checking-out your NIVEA In-Shower Whitening Skin Conditioner sample from now till 24th Aug ‘14! Don’t miss out on this chance to TRY your favourite beauty brands for FREE! Join 130,000 people today in Singapore’s FIRST & BEST Tryvertising platform who make the smart choice to TRY samples before they buy! 


A big shoutout and thank you to www.samplestore.com for these amazing treas! if you are looking to try out different products, but do not want to spend so much on the full size first then Samplestore is the answer to all your problems! They constantly have different samples of products so don’t miss out on them!


What are you guys waiting for!?
Head over to SampleStore now!
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Sam & Ash

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Hair : My hot tools collection


It's been awhile since I last blogged, and I'm so grateful that Sam has been covering quite a lot of the blog work for the past month. So thank you sam .  Everything has just been super hectic lately and I've hardly had time to sit down and do one of the things I like to do the most, blog. 

We've also been incredibly lucky and blessed to have been acknowledge by various beauty brands so we've been caught up with a couple of sponsored reviews, BUT Sam & I felt that it was important for our readers to know, that we don't only blogged about things that are sponsored, so in todays post you are going to get a glimpse of the existing hot tools that I have with me in my collection!

ps: I couldn't find the exact price and place to buy these tools locally so I've hooked up an online site that offers international shipping on the piece that I'm going to feature.

BaByliss PRO hair dryer
Everyone needs a good hairdryer, especially if you have thick hair like I do. It would just take FOREVER to dry if I hadn't been picky with the dryers that I use.  (I'm also not that patient with my hair...) This is probably the best present that I ever received over christmas two years ago. I know.. what?! A hair dryer is the best thing you've ever gotten? Hey! It's practical and lets face it, as we grow up, the more practical the gifts, the better they are.

This has a 3 speeds and 3 different temperatures. I usually steer clear from the hottest temperature and settle with the medium heat to dry my hair after it's air dried a little after my shower. I'd then go in with cool hair to set the "style" and to close the hair cuticles to prevent my hair from frizzing up the next day. Everything's really sturdy, I don't feel like it's heavy nor too light and it takes me less than 10 minutes to dry my hair, and before you say anything, My hair is incredible thick. Drying my hair under 10 minutes? Is pretty darn awesome as it is. Hands down. the best hot tool and the most important one in my collection.

Stockist
check it out here

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GHD V Gold Classic Styler
Hair straighteners are the answer to mornings where I wakeup with incredibly wavy hair. There are days where my natural waves are acceptable but it can tend to look rather messy with my ends pointing in different directions. This is where my GHD V Gold classic styler comes to the rescue!  Set at a standard temperature, this 1" flat iron probably one of the sleekest and lightest hair straighteners I've tried out. It's even lighter than the amika ones. 

Using it is very simple, plug in, turn on the power and flick the switch. It takes about less than 10 seconds to heat up, to which it will beep. The temperature is just right and doesn't fry your hair. Personally, the fact that it's rather light weight, makes the process of having to straighten every single strand of hair section by section for me, a whole lot more bearable. My wrist doesn't get tired and it just glides really easily in general. 

I've been using my old hair straightener for AGES and I'd thought I'd show just how much I abused my previous straightener before I threw it out. Yup - It's a beat up alright. The grey bits that have formed are apparently due to the material that coats the straightener and I guess in general, it was a sign that I just needed to throw it out. 


Stockist
check it out here 

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BaByliss PRO Curling Tong

Curls... URGH. Don't even get my started. Having my hair hold curls is probably the worst thing to have it do. EVER. Having the patience to go through the sections of hair is one thing, but its another when you've worked up all the effort and the humidity just kills it. My hair is also incredibly stubborn, so unless its second day hair, its about a 75% chance my hair will just fall out of its curls and settle into it's original state. 

Anyways, about the barrel -  I prefer bigger waves. they're just a lot more natural and because I've got a lot of hair, makes the process a lot quicker. This barrel heats up within the click of the button which you can set it up with 25 different heat settings for styling control and it even has a stand to prop the barrel off the ground so it doesn't burn anything. 

What I do is I take a section of hair, lift up the clamp, twirl my hair around the barrel and clamp down. Another way is to run your hair through the clamp to the end and roll it back up mid-way, hold for 10 seconds and release the clamp to reveal your big waves. I'll be honest, its not the most loved hot tool in my collection with the likely hood that it's because I've not gotten the chance to make 100% use of it given my stubborn hair, so I usually steer clear of this hot tool. 

Stockist
check it out here

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I hope you guys have enjoyed this quick post, I'm sorry that I am unable to fill you guys in on the stockist and the price of these hot tools but if I do chance upon it when I'm out and about in Singapore/ Hong Kong, I'll be sure to insert it into this post! As always, feel free to drop any questions that you might have in the comments and I'll get back to you ASAP ;) 

What's your favourite hot tool of the moment?
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Ash



Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Advertorial: Volume Magic Rebonding Process

Hey babes,

As many of you know, my Volume Magic post is the most popular one here on our blog! :) I suppose that's obvious though, because it's rated number one on our Popular Posts down at our sidebar on the right hehe.


I would like to assume it's so often read because my hair turned out really nice from the rebonding (lol, thick skins get you everywhere right?) and people want to know how/where to get theirs done! If your reasons are otherwise, please don't share them with me lol. Kidding kidding, do leave your comments/questions below as usual! ;)

On a more serious note, this is the video version of my previous post so you guys can SEE IT IN ACTION!!!! *Deng Deng Deng*. I hope this clarifies any doubts you might have about the treatment and allows you to better understand what you're in for during this 3-4 hour ride (yes it's that long!).



If you like this video, it's because Ash has done amazing editing work - I myself am completely useless in the video department and didn't even film this on my own! It wouldn't have happened without the help of the great team down at Dusol Beauty :'). Sorry if the voices aren't very clear or the background is muffled.. our camera is afterall a camera and not some high tech filming device *insett emoticon with guilty face and sweat droplet*.

We hope you enjoy this and cannot wait to bring more of such videos and VLOGS to you!

Woo! Here's to great hair everyone!
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Sam