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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

All about my rebonded caramel hair

My hair had been and is still taken care of by Jean Yip at Whitesands.

Previously was long, soft rebonding with spa perm.
Did a blog post as well, if you hadn't read, click here


Decided to cut them shorter before last year's X'mas cos' my hair was dropping and dropping.
About 3 inches were cropped off.

Sorry, didn't put on make-up and I looked hideous.
Initially the fringe was really funny which fan out like fangs.

Pic taken the next day after rebonding.

It was a good change, so much more easier to manage but I soon became bored.
After Chinese New Year, I wanted to do something drastic.
Everybody had their hair dyed red.  It's nice (and auspicious) no doubt but I don't like the idea of following the crowd.

I showed my hair-stylist Danny this pic of  Tsubasa from one of the magazine ~~

I wasn't thinking when I showed him the picture, it was very impulsive.
I didn't even know if it suits >.<
But I suppose had to 敢敢 give it a try.  Hair bleaching is not like body tattoo, I can always regret and change it.  So yup, here's some pics during the process~~

Last self-shot in black hair, on my way to the salon.

Love my Camomilla bag, hope to buy another one from this brand.

Bleaching in process.....
Was it smelly? Nope
Any scalp irritation?  Nope
I was very comfortable.

Cling wrapped my head cos' I needed a leak to the wash room.

One time bleach to achieve this color.

 金毛狮王 lolxx...


Done!

Not many people likes it.  They say make me look shallow, yellow and old.
Heck, it's not as if I am going to have this color for the rest of my life.
You may continue to love your boring beautiful black hair for the rest of your life, don't bother me then.

Another common question people like to ask - is it very drying?
Yes, but only very slightly.  After hair conditioning, is silky smooth like before.
Was advised by the salon to do hair masks diligently and wash hair with cold water.
I applied leave-on conditioner during the day for further moisture too.

I must be the only blogger who doesn't have hair sponsors.  This is not a sponsored post, I paid through my nose for the above rebond and bleach, fml.  What's the damage to my pocket, I really don't know.  Actually bought a package of 5 sessions of perm/rebond/color/treatment and I can't remember how much I paid for the it.

Still not sure of what to do with it when the black roots starts to show, any suggestions?

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful

*contest


From the producer of "Alice in Wonderland", Disney presents "Oz the Great and Powerful" directed by Sam Raimi.
My little son Luis and I are big fans of Disney movies.
Watching Disney movies is like a short escape from reality and walked into world of fantasy.

Movie Synopsis


When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful wizard but into a better man as well. “Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth, with a screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final). Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Philip Steuer and Josh Donen are serving as executive producers.

Brave little China Girl made of porcelain and Finley the monkey with wings!

Cast:

James Franco as Oz

Michelle Williams as Glinda

Rachel Weisz as Evanora & Mila Kunis as Theodora


Trailer
Had viewed the trailer in the cinema, Luis and I were totally excited about it.

Already gave my promise to him that we'll watch this movie, irregardless of winning the tickets from Nuffnang or not.

Catch Disney's OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL in Singapore cinemas this 7 March  2013, like the  Offical Walt Disney Studios Singapore Facebook Page, follow @disneystudiosSG and subscribe to the Offical Disney Studios Singapore YouTube Channel!

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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Organix Cherry Blossom Skincare

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Had won myself this set of Organix products from Cosmopolitan Singapore before Chinese New Year ^.^
Look closely, these are skincare not hair products!

Delicate Cleansing Milk (200ml)
Product description: A delicate floral blend of age defying cherry blossom extracts and nourishing lotus flower milk combined with soothing poppy extracts to gently remove make-up and impurities, while protecting yur skin's natural moisture balance.

Did make-up on my hand instead of face lolxx....
Being a nail artist, I am actually quite good at art but I screwed up this time >.<
I poured at a small amount to cleansing milk and massaged in circular motion on the water proof eye-liner and lip liner.

The lip liner came off instantly with one swap of cotton while the water-proof eye liner needed some rubbing before they came off completely.  This is probably suitable for ladies with light or no make-up since the cleansing power is not that strong.  No sticky feel, no irritation, very gentle on skin without dryness. The fragrance was lovely.  

Refreshing Flora Toner (200ml)
Product description: An irresistible infusion of age defying cherry blossom extracts and exotic passion flower tighten pores, leaving skin refreshed, clean and toned, while soothing rose water and pot marigold helps defend skin's natural moisture.
It pours out like scented water and is quickly absorbed by the skin with a few pats.
It's quite a soothing and pleasant product I would say.

Rejuvenating Serum (30ml)
Product description: An exclusive blend of Swiss apple stem cells revives elasticity and firmness combined with a new natural retinol and peptide technology to help counteract signs of aging all while cherry blossom extracts and delicate orchid milk nourishes and locks in moisture for optimal smoothness.
Transparent gel like, one pump is good enough to cover face and neck area.  Slight sticky feel which fades off after a couple of minutes.  Although it's called a serum, it performs more like a moisturiser.  I find it more suitable for late 20s or early 30s.  It's too mild and gentle for my 42 years old skin.

Anti-Aging Lotion SPF15 (50ml)
Product description: An alluring blend of cherry blossom extracts with antioxidant rich orchid nectar helps to visibly minimize wrinkles and shields your skin from free radicals, while ceramides promote skin's optimal moisture.
Like most sunblocks, it's white in color with slight sticky-ness.  As it's only SPF15, I use it only when I making a short trip to the coffee shop or travelling on the road in late afternoons when the sun is not so strong.

Organix is available at the following outlets~~

Cosmopolitian Singapore have regular updates and giveaways.  You may stand a chance to win just like I did!  Click and like their Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/CosmopolitanSG

More about Organix at http://www.organix.com.sg/


Friday, 22 February 2013

Reunion Dinner at PuTien Tampines (莆田)

Pu Tien wasn't my first choice, wanted to book Imperial Treasure at Paragon for their Peking Duck but I was too late, they were fully booked.  I so sad sia :((  craving for Peking Duck so badly now.  Anyway it beats preparing steamboat or cooking at home, cos' I was exhausted after long hours of work non-stop for 15 days before Chinese New Year's Eve.

Self-take while waiting for the restaurant to let in 8pm batch of customers.
My hair was still black then.  If you follow on my Instagram, you know it's now gold ;P


The bill came up to $672

Mandarin orange carrier as gift which came useful and handy for me.

Salmon not too well sliced...

Raw fish symblolise 年年有余 Abundance through the year;
Pomelo = 大吉大利 Auspicious and good luck;

Dash of pepper = 招财进宝 Attract wealth and treasures
Pour of oil = 财源广进, 一本万利  Gash of wealth and ten thousand times of profit

Tossing of carrots = 鸿运当头 Good luck approaching;
Further tossing of green radish = 青春常驻 Forever young;
Crazy tossing of white radish = 风生水起, 步步高升For prosperity in business and promotion in career
Mix it all up with deep fried little square crackers = 满地黄金 Floor full of gold!!

Chilli was really yummy....

Pen Cai 盆菜 with lots of expensive ingredients.
I felt that the taste was a bit bland, maybe they didn't simmer long enough...

 Was very happy with the little abalones though, we finished the whole pot of it eventually, heehee....

I LOVE soon hock fish!!
I licked every bone and sucked the head clean.

Stir fried asparagus, lack of garnish, looked unappealing but it's very tasty!

My kids' favourite - Sweet sour pork with lychee
Very crispy, drools at my own pic :P~~

Rice noodles was served individually and I didn't take pic of it, but was a thumbs up.
The noodles were soft and smooth with richness of soup stock.

Dessert was this special yam paste with mixed fruits.
Nice nice, which ended the dinner sweetly ^.^

Overall PuTien's dishes were mildly flavoured with very very little oil, in fact I didn't see any trace of oil.
Was quite happy with the dinner except that the damage hurts a little.
What to do since I didn't want to toil in the kitchen?

Pu Tien Restaurant (Tampines Mall)
4 Tampines Central 5
#B1-27 Tampines Mall
Tel: 6781 2162

OOTD - Ao Dai bought from my previous Ho Chi Minh trip

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Thai movie - Countdown

*sponsored movie preview


Thank you OMY.sg for the invitation to Thai movie Countdown preview at GV Plaza.

Synopsis -

Three thai youngsters, Jack, his girlfriend Bee and Pam shared an apartment in New York City.  Leading a rowdy life instead of studying, which finally leads to trouble on New Year's Eve.  Jack called up a drug dealer called Jesus who came with marijuana joints.  The Countdown Party turned into life threatening night-mare when Jesus refused to leave.

Review -

I don't find Countdown scary at all.  Not once did I hide myself under my hubby's armpit onto my hubby's chest.  I was cool, and cold ;P   Nobody in the cinema screamed, meaning that I wasn't that brave, just that the movie was too mild to be classified under horror film.  Only 2 Vs to describe Countdown -

Violent and Vulgur

The movie was in Thai with some spoken English.  The actors were total strangers as I hardly watch Thai movies.  Which was a good thing, cos' we could concentrate on the movie without being distracted.  95% of the action took place in the apartment revolving only 6 actors (including Pam's boyfriend who appeared less than 3mins on screen) and a dog.

The drug dealer Jesus spoke English initially, when his pervert violence revealed, he spoke fluent thai!!  I was totally terrified by the nail gun he fidgeted with.  A nail gun is a hand held machine which a nail can be pinned onto a wall or any surface with a trigger instead of using a hammer.  I was so relieved that my hubby told me this machine is not sold in Singapore >.<

The 3 youngsters were remorseful for what they did and the movie ended with positive perspective.

Morale of the movie -
Say No To Drugs
and
Do Not Act Against Conscience


Trailer

Screening: 21 Feb 2013

Duration: 91 mins

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Rating: M18

Distributor: Golden Village Pictures

Director: Nattawut Poonpiriya

Cast:

Peach Pachara Chirathivat (as Jack)

Pataraya Krueasuwansiri (as Pam) 

 Jarinporn Junkiet (as Bee)