SAY HELLO TO SMOOTH, MANAGEABLE AND HEALTHY TRESSES WITH L’OREAL PARIS EXTRAORDINARY OIL LA CRÈME LAVANTE NO-FOAM CLEANSING CREAM

How many times have you woken up late and cannot afford enough time to condition your hair? What about times when you feel lazy and too tired to wash your hair #FirstWorldProblem? I guess we all have such moments and I am so glad I found a gem in the mass of shampoos. A rare gem – L’oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil La Crème Lavante Cleansing Cream is a 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner and treatment. Besides the convenience, this particular shampoo doesn’t create FOAM! Yes, you heard it right – NO FOAM. Foam from typical foaming shampoo cause harsh friction when we are scrubbing foaming shampoo to our scalp and hair, hence it strips off the hair of natural moisture, causing the hair to be damaged. This is why no foam equals to no damage!

Contrary to what many people believe and think that foam would efficiently wash and cleanse hair, it is not true at all as there are no truly natural surfactants that will produce a thick lather. Natural products will foam very, very little, not even noticeably most of the time. Only chemicals can produce that beehive of foam.

The L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil La Crème Lavante is infused with 3 Extraordinary Oils (Cleansing Oil + Conditioning Oil + Treatment Oil) which helps to effectively cleanse the hair and scalp without over-stripping the hair of its natural moisture. Cleansing without foam reduces harsh friction and breakage on the hair and hence making your hair looks visibly healthier and softer after first use.

  • Cleansing Oil = Cleanses through the scalp and hair without stripping the hair of natural moisture
  • Conditioning Oil = Penetrates into the hair keratin and condition the hair effectively
  • Treatment Oil = Restores dry hair back to healthier-looking hair with lustrous shine

Why No-Poo is relevant? 

Almost 1 in 5 consumers suffer from damaged hair because foam from foaming shampoo causes harsh friction stripping off hair of natural moisture hence causing further damage to the hair.

Besides the winning scents as compared to many hair care products out there, it is absolutely refreshing on the scalp (because of the menthol) and leaves hair silky smooth and manageable.

There are 3 variants in total, and they are:

-Extraordinary Oil La Crème Lavante No-Foam Cleansing Cream Gold variant (for normal to dry hair)

-Extraordinary Oil La Crème Lavante No-Foam Cleansing Cream Pink variant (for frizzy, dull hair)

-Extraordinary Oil La Crème Lavante No-Foam Cleansing Cream Brown variant (for very dry & damaged hair)

As compared to the Gold and Brown variants, Extraordinary Oil La Crème Lavante Pink (for frizzy, dull hair) has a little more foam. For consumers who totally cannot take the no-foam concept (because they think their hair is not clean without foam from shampoo), they can opt for this pink variant, which has a low-foam.

Retailing at $21.90 each, it is now available in all leading personal care stores (like Watsons & Guardian) and Super/Hypermarkets. Other than Japan, Singapore is the 1st country in the Asia to lead this no-foam trend.

Personally, I like the scent and think it smells way better than other shampoos out there. I also like that I never need to stock up on conditioner and treatment anymore. Convenience is everything these days isn’t it? Also, I like that since using it, my bleached hair is more manageable and smooth. It is easier to brush and is quicker to dry.

BENEFITS

So in summary, I think these are the benefits that won me over.

  • Winning fragrant scent
  • Saves time
  • Saves money
  • Fuss free
  • Damage free because no foam

LET’S PUT THEM TO THE TESTS

A.The Smooth and Manageable Comb through test

Using the finger-comb through test, you can see that the hair is now smoother and more manageable . Hair is softer and healthier with no damage.

B. The Hair Porosity Test

Healthy hair floats on water as it is less porous.

 

Wish to know the secret to smooth undamaged hair? Use L’oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil La Crème Lavante Cleansing Cream today!

 

Trying Out EVANESSENCE Illuminating Tablets

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Do you envy the fair skin of Koreans? I used to be very fair but as I age, the pigment cells in my skin stop producing melanin; hence whenever I get tanned or sun burnt, it takes much longer or may not even return to as fair as I was before. This is where whitening supplements comes to play! Recently got to know about EVANESSENCE – a new unique naturally balanced supplement  containing enriching ingredients of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and enzymes which help the skin to renew energy, promote anti-aging, restore collagen structure and increase skin elasticity with the improved activity of flexible fibrin.

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EVANESSENCE reduces skin damage from free radicals, enhances skin tolerance of exposing to UV radiation, and increases the skin’s capability in self-healing and anti-inflammatory.

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EVANESSENCE also assists to even your skin tone and texture, making your skin look positively radiant through reduction of skin pigmentation and dark spots, repair of the coarse pore, and lightening your skin to achieve and maintain healthier, smoother, more radiant and younger skin.

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MAIN INGREDIENTS

Contains a natural blend of plant nutrients, seed extracts, vitamins, minerals and enzymes like Tomato Extract, Licorice Extract, Melon Extract and Grape Seed Extract. Helps in skin whitening through the effects of antioxidation, inhibition of pigment formation and increased tolerance to sun exposure.

L-Glutathione helps cut down early skin aging and minimizes allergy by reducing free radicals formation inside the body.

Pine Bark Extract helps increase skin elasticity and retard skin aging. It contains powerful antioxidant oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC) which contribute to reducing free radicals formation, increasing vitamin C absorption as well as improving anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory.

Coenzyme Q10 is an essential enzyme complex found in every cell of the body which decreases with aging.  EVANESSENCE contains a natural supplement of Coenzyme Q10 to increase cell energy, protect against skin aging, reduce the formation of wrinkles and empower body strength.

Hydrolyzed Fish Collagen helps reduce the loss of tissue collagen from aging and enhance skin elasticity and lustre.

HOW TO USE

Take one tablet before bed or as directed by a healthcare professional. Can be taken on an empty stomach. For best results, take consecutively for three months. It is also suitable for vegetarians and can be used as adjunctive repair and maintenance after laser skin treatment.

REVIEW

Taste wise, it was tasteless which was good! I didn’t really like taking supplements before because some supplements have an abnormal taste to it. As I only consumed this for a week, it is too early to say if I see any difference as I have yet to fully receive the benefits of the product however I do feel positively recharged after knowing my skin is reaping all the benefits of the supplements and I like that my skin was looking somewhat brighter and clearer after a week’s consumption. One box contains 30 tablets sufficient for a month’s consumption.

Find out more here at http://www.evanessence.com.sg.

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WHERE TO BUY THESE PRODUCTS

Dr Chio Aesthetic & Laser Center, 
Blk 158 Bedok South Ave 3, #01-581, Singapore 460158, 
 
PlusHealth Medical Clinic & Surgery,
89 Whampoa Drive, #01-841, Singapore 320089, 
 
Dr Leo Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 
3 Mount Elizabeth, 
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre #06-10, Singapore 228510, 

 

Playing Dress Up With PepperKoko

When the Korean Wave first took over Singapore, I wasn’t at all that interested because I did not fancy baggy clothes however Pepperkoko changed my perception of Korean fashion. Korean fashion could very well be basics and fitting tops or dresses even!

At Pepperkoko.com.sg, they allow 14 days return and exchange for your items which is way longer than most online stores so you can feel free to shop at ease without any commitment. Not sure of your sizing? No worries, they have a wide range of sizes (even for the plus size)  from S to 7L for most designs! Receive FOC delivery when you spend $38 and above! With just S$100, I managed to score myself 4 beautiful pieces at such good quality. You have to try it to believe!

Here are some ways on how I styled the pieces. From active wear, women’s work wear, kid’s wear and even men’s wear, they are your one stop solution for your entire family.

I have to say my shopping experience with Pepperkoko was one of a kind and excellent. I accidentally purchased a duplicate and instead of going through with the order, they actually sensed something wrong with my order and personally verified with me through text! They are efficient accompanied with great customer service.

Flounce Off-The-Shoulder Top

A simple off shoulder top with ruffles and ribbon detailing.  Pair it with a uniquely designed white ruffled skirt and there you have it – casual date wear to the park or museum.

Denim Frayed Trim Short Overalls

Not sure what to wear to the park or a garden date? Why not try out this sweet looking romper? You can never go wrong with denim or comfort.

Chiffon Pinstripe Boxy Shirt Dress

Days when I feel subconscious, I like to have some cover up. My best bet would be a shirt dress.

Off Shoulder Elastic Waist Romper 

If you don’t already know, white is my favourite colour and I love the off shoulder design because I like showing off my collar bones (I think collar bones are sexy).

Currently, on every Wednesdays of April, buy above $38 and receive $10 off your final bill! Applicable with all other promo codes. For all other days of April, receive a free gift when you purchase above $38. Quote <SYDNEY10> and get $10 off with min. $40 purchase.

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Tips For Every Young Business Owner

Not young anymore, I sometimes ponder about the sustainability of everything I am doing as I have always been doing my own thing like blogging and handling my own business.

Blogging came naturally to me, it started off as a hobby out of my love for writing but later developed into a profession. Even though I love being a blogger, it is not sustainable to be a full time blogger. Besides my love for blogging, I am also passionate about fashion and beauty. Hence, I decided to launch a women’s fashion online store. I had a goal and plan in mind that I was going to execute. I started this online store with my ex school mate and best friend who was based in Indonesia. My online store is based in both Indonesia and Singapore. I hope to expand my business to the rest of Asia.

I did not disclose to anyone I was an online store owner as I wanted to keep work and my online public persona separate mainly because I did not want my public persona to affect business or work in any way. Honestly, I do not think it matters any more as my store is doing pretty well despite being a two months old business. Being an online store owner, the natural transition was to expand the business into a brick and mortar store however I knew it was not going to be easy to transit over smoothly.

As a young and green business owner, I do wish for guidance from more experienced business owners, hoping they could provide useful insight to my business.

Recently I was introduced to e2i through the SME Symposium 2017, an event held by NTUC that specifically targets SMEs to share insights and strategies with business leaders to address the economic challenges and uncertainties ahead..

e2i is an initiative of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to help workers get better jobs and pay via Placement, Professional Development (aka Training) and Productivity.

Graphic: e2i as an enabler (Source: e2i)

For example, e2i offers hiring, training and productivity solutions to businesses to redesign jobs to be easier, smarter and safer, with businesses sharing productivity gains with staff in the form of higher wages.

Since 2008, e2i has also assisted more than 500,000 individuals with career guidance, professional development, and job matching services.

At the e2i breakout sessions for food and retail during the SME Symposium, some businesses shared how e2i actually helped them in their manpower and productivity issues.

Room full of people during the symposium.

Besides having a strong interest and passion in fashion, I am also keen to dabble into the F&B sector hence this session was very useful because I got to learn from big players in the industry like Pine Garden, Crystal Jade and Paradise Group.

Mr Benjamin Yang, Managing Director of Novitee Pte Ltd sharing session featuring Pine Garden, Crystal Jade and Paradise Group.

The retail breakout session at the SME symposium also covered some really amazing tips on how to successfully open and run a retail store, and gave examples of retail businesses which successfully worked with e2i to overcome their productivity, manpower crunch and staff retention challenges..

As a business owner, I find it very important that we look out for opportunities especially during this turbulent period where the economy isn’t looking positive.

Mr Andrew Tan, Owner of Atomi Pte Ltd sharing on the art and science of visual merchandising.

And of course, having picked up these useful tips, I thought it would be great to share with fellow business owners out there! So if you are a young and green business owner like I am, check out these tips:

  1. To deal with the changing market trends, every business should have an e-commerce store to handle a different point of sales.
Source: Johong e-commerce platform

Johong Hardware and Paints is a 25-year-old company which tapped on e2i’s Inclusive Growth Programme to invest in their own e-commerce platform http://www.diyhandyman.sg/.

The e-commerce platform helps Johong staff to keep up with customer habits and push out Johong’s products and services to customers who prefer to shop online.

2.Every business should own their own Inventory Management System as not having one can be very time consuming and error prone. And invest in systems which can link up seamlessly with each other.

Johong had more than 1,000 different items in stock, which was tiring for staff who had to manually count stock before placing any new orders. Management representatives had to make physical visits to the different stores to collect the daily earnings and sales reports.

With e2i’s Inclusive Growth Programme, Johong implemented a more efficient inventory management system to keep track of its inventory in all stores, saving six man-days per month on stocktaking alone.

Source: NTUC

The inventory management system could also be synchronised with Johong’s stores’ point-of-sales system (POS). So now Johong can track both inventory and live sales reports, saving at last two man-hours daily from store visits.

The best part (for customers) is that this system’s capabilities also include customer management via a store membership programme with discounts for members. With all these productivity gains, 8 Johong staff enjoyed wage increases of 10.6%.

3. For better efficiency in the store, seriously consider an integrated system like the ERP system

In the past, Yankee Candle struggled to sync data from 3 separate systems: POS/inventory, accounting/finance and membership form-filling system. The stock taking and sales tracking were also not synced in real time.

Source: NTUC

In 2014, the company tapped on e2i’s Inclusive Growth Programme to acquire an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that integrates a point of sale system, the company’s inventory, human resource information, customer relationship management and accounts.

I am already thinking of getting the Inventory Management System and the ERP system for my online business to improve efficiency.

  1. To empower your staff with industry knowledge,you can sign up your staff for masterclasses and work with e2i on Place-and-Train schemes and Professional Development.

Mothercare Singapore, which has over 500 full-time employees, has been sending its staff for e2i retail masterclasses and is working closely with e2i to Place-and-Train skilled Sales Advisors.

Mothercare is also embarking on a company-wide Professional Development initiative with e2i which will empower several hundred staff in its Singapore and overseas businesses in areas such as communications and emotional intelligence.

Running a retail business is getting more challenging, so if you want a leg up to improve on your business’ productivity and empower your staff with the right skills to prepare your business for the future, you can turn to e2i for advice.