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What Do Asian Women Really Want? By Chez Vous Hair

Oh hi hi! I think because of my work, I have turned lazy and rarely dress up or even tidy up. However recently, I finally got moving and visited my favourite hair salon – Chez Vous hair.

I went to them for HELP this time because my hair was in desperate need of treatment and a new cut & color and that’s where they introduced me their new services for Asian women!

Being Singapore’s most innovative hair salon, Chez Vous teams up with professional hair brand Goldwell to create three unique new services to help Asian women achieve their ultimate dream tresses!  The three groundbreaking services,  #GlassHair, #RightColourMatters and #FakeAsh was created so that Asian women can finally achieve their dream, Instagram-worthy hair and discover the hair colour that truly suits their unique skin tone, facial features and shape.

Basically Asian women have three main issues when it comes to hair, allow me to diagnose the issues one by one.

  • The Problem: Choosing a hair colour is not easy for Asians. Most online beauty guides and techniques are not applicable as they focus on Caucasians and Hispanics and end up confusing or even misleading Asian women into selecting hair colours based on trends, instead of what enhances their look best.

The Solution: #RightColourMatters Diagnosis. A simple yet accurate methodology created to determine the right hair colour for each and every Asian woman — it assesses how our skin and facial imperfections alter with different hair undertones and recommends corrective hair colours that will best complement our features.

  • The Problem: S.E. Asia’s sweltering heat and humid climate causes our hair to be unruly, unmanageable and frizzy.

The Solution: #GlassHair. Inspired by the famous Korean trend of achieving flawless and smooth “glass skin”, a programme (inclusive of a treatment and Goldwell Kerasilk premium homecare) was developed to achieve the same effect for your hair. The result: hair with long-lasting, heat-activated glass-like smoothness.

  • The Problem: Ashy and dusty hair is trending among Asian women in 2018. But with more than two rounds of pre-lightening required to achieve these shades, they are not confident of achieving the look without severely damaging their hair.

The Solution: #FakeAsh Colour Service. A brand new approach to hair colouring, #FakeAsh uses just one session of pre-lightening and combines two to three “easily achievable” hair colours to create an optical illusion of Instagram-worthy ash tones. This service is designed with Asians’ natural hair in mind.

I tried out the #RightColourMatters Diagnosis and here are my thoughts about it. Honestly I have always admired fair girls who can pull off black hair and never knew why I couldn’t! I also realised I couldn’t pull off certain colours too (besides black). For people who like trying colours (I have tried purple, blue, pink, green, grey, ash, blonde etc. just to name a few), you might notice some colours look better on you and some don’t.  Someone with an equally fair skin tone could look good with black but not me as our skin tone is still slightly different. I was given various color charts to play with and at the end of the session, I understood blue and green colours were more suitable for my skin tone. This is equally true for my choice of colours for my wardrobe.  A lighter blue made my face look sharper, and more radiant as compared to a darker blue. However as I am still young, a sharper look would be more ideal but if the customer is an older lady, red which gives a more plumped up look would probably be more suitable.

Next, I tried the #GlassHair treatment. I was asked to leave it on for at least 48 hours. The end result is glossy and softer hair. It is so much so much easier to manage now. Drying time is also much shorter.  As usual, a treatment isn’t complete without Goldwell Kerasilk premium homecare! The 4-step DIY home practice is 1. Shampoo 2. Condition 3. Mask 4. Control. This comes with all #GlassHair treatments.

Oh and I almost forgot. Besides all these services, we need a hair cut that complements your face shape. I mostly walk out of salons regretting my hair cut but this time, I loved it! Victor is really talented I must say! He gave me shorter hair as requested but when I wanted to go shorter he kindly advised me not to because any shorter would curl at the ends and I would have trouble with styling it! He also taught me that layering at the ends would make my hair look frizzy hence he only layered slightly at the top to give my hair volume.

Here are the immediate results! Hubby commented he loves how classy and soft my hair is as compared to all the previous dye jobs I had! Teehee styling is also much easier because its so soft. All I need to do is blow dry and use a curling tong to curl the ends slightly. This can be done in 10 mins unlike the past when I needed at least 30 mins.

If you wish to try, you might be interested in the #RightColorMattersDiagnosis and #GlassHair promotions.

Relax Ready With OSIM uJolly today!

After a long day at work, how would you choose to relax? For me, I turn to OSIM uJolly for a relaxing massage session.

Portability and Flexibility

A new generation full back massager, what I love is its flexibility! Any chair can now be a massage chair. It is portable, versatile and can conveniently fit onto most chairs, sofas, loungers and beds to provide one-stop relief for neck, shoulders & back wherever you are.

You can use them in the bedroom;

living room;

study room.

Space-saving

Space-saving is so important to me because in the past I used to procrastinate about getting a back massager as space could be limited back home. However with the portability OSIM uJolly offers, I can even keep it in the cupboard when I wish to make space. It is so lightweight, even I could carry it upstairs and downstairs myself. You could even fit it in the car so you never need to worry about moving house. This is essential because I am looking to relocate pretty soon.

Hi-Tech

OSIM uJolly’s innovative V-Grip Massage Technology is unparalleled. It comes with 2 massage techniques – Shoulder Grip & Lumbar Press delivers a targeted massage for deep tissue relief by loosening stiff & aching muscles.

Affordable pricing

Oh wait, do you know it is affordable too? Only $449 (U.P. $499) or $38 per month with instalment plan! Certainly budget-friendly for the young working adults and new couples. If you are looking for a full massage you might wish to combine it with a leg massager like their newly launched OSIM uStiletto. You may wish to check out my review HERE.

Modern Designed

Being someone who’s very much into fashion, I am in love with the  design. I chose OSIM uJolly in the colour, Merry Red but it also comes in Happy Yellow! This is one modern design for any modern home.

Ideal Gift

Affordable,  portable and beneficial to the health, OSIM uJolly makes the best gift for your loved ones (family, friends and colleagues). Is your partner’s birthday coming up? This would be the ultimate gift for him/her. I gifted my parents with OSIM uJolly because I feel they need it more than I do and I could kill two birds with one stone, as I can even use it too! This would also make the perfect Christmas gift as well!

Being a very reliable brand, OSIM has always been my number 1 choice for gifts. I literally grew up with OSIM as my family has purchased 2 generations of the OSIM massage chairs.

I highly recommend a weekly massage if possible. It is never too late to start taking care of your health. Health is gold and regular massages would aid in blood circulation hence improving our overall health. Massage is well received by all ages whether you are young or old. If you are like me, facing daily stress from work and sitting long hours at the office, you can look forward to relaxing on the uJolly after a long day at work since we won’t always have the time to head to the spa or massage parlour. I always believe in self love as it can make you feel better overall as a person and it is always better to pamper yourself daily.

You can even share with your boyfriend/husband and family like I did.

Great news for you all!

From now till 31st Dec 2017, enjoy $70 off OSIM uJolly at $429 (UP $499) or $36 per month (based on 12 months instalment) when you pay with DBS/POSB credit, debit or NETS card at any OSIM Outlets today!

Available at all OSIM Stores, Roadshows or Online Webshop at www.OSIM.com

OSIM Webshop Exclusive: In addition, for a limited time only, quote my name “sydney” and get $70 off uJolly PLUS receive FREE Delivery and receive a pair of FREE Beauty Socks when you purchase an OSIM uJolly during checkout on www.OSIM.com ! Start taking care of your health today before its too late.

For more information, do check out their Facebook, or product page!

#OSIM #uJolly #OSIMuJolly

 

Pamper Your Breaking Feet with OSIM uStiletto!

*check out for my promo code at the end of the post for a huge discount!

playing with my dog while enjoying a massage

If you noticed, I am rarely in stilettos as being in high heels all day makes me so prone to backaches and tired feet. I usually only wear high heels on the weekends and the rest of the week, slippers or flats.

I believe most of us will agree that although our feet do a lot of work, they are the least pampered part of our body. To pamper our feet and keep them strong and flexible, a daily dose of foot massage is definitely recommended.

Regular foot massage on our reflex points will help to improve blood circulation and promote better well-being.

How often do you feel your feet turn cold and numb after a day of walking in heels? Well, I do. This is the result of poor blood circulation.

I think the older I get, the more I find I need a day to rest in between and not wear stilettos every single day. I do want to wear stilettos for beauty’s sake as it makes me look better so in order to still wear them, I found a solution.

However how many of us can afford regular feet massage? Won’t that be very costly or tiring to upkeep the routine if you like visiting the massage parlour? Or won’t you have to tire your partner out to help you as well? Sometimes our own hands don’t give off enough strength as well. We might not be able to know exactly where our reflexes are too as well. This is when OSIM uStiletto comes to the rescue.

Recently I attended the launch of OSIM uStiletto and this is one of the most interesting event I have ever attended. We were ushered into the uStiletto experience zone where we were pampered like princesses. We were given a first hand trial at the uStiletto with guides serving us and attending to our needs throughout the experience.

sitting on the uStiletto Homemaker design.
super cute cupcakes in heel design
putting our water-colour painting skills to the test.
Alene (@paperkitties), Me and Celine (@chiamhuiy) all enjoying our massage. Follow them on instagram!

look at the other girls enjoying their massage!

After a long tiring day, the best way to relax is getting a soothing and relaxing foot massage with the OSIM uStiletto. OSIM uStiletto is a leg massager that understands a person’s needs (or should I say a woman’s needs?) as it has 5 auto massage programs available. The programs available includes: Pamper, Relief, Beauty, Reflexology and Sleep.

you may want to read a book while relaxing

For daily pampering, you may wish to go with Pamper or Relief mode. My personal favourite would be Beauty mode and for daily usage I will go with Reflexology or Sleep.

From day to night, you have a suitable program for each purpose. In the morning, you can settle for ‘Pamper’ massage program to gently awaken your legs for a brand new day. Fortnightly, you can go for the ‘Reflexology’ massage program to stimulate vital reflex points to enhance circulation. After a long day of wearing stilettos, you can alternate between ‘Relief’ and ‘Beauty’ massage programs. ‘Relief’ program reduces stress and tension accumulated on the legs and ankles. ‘Beauty’ program tones and shapes legs to restore vitality and glamour. Before gong to bed, I will go with ‘Sleep’ program to relax my body and mind for a restful beauty sleep. Instantly after the massage I find that my legs are less tight and looser after putting back on my stilettos.

I own a leg massager before, and honestly, I don’t find it as good as the OSIM uStiletto because the OSIM uStiletto has ‘S-Tone Airbags’ and ‘S-Care Rollers’ that provides you with a thorough and pampering massage for your legs. You can even select the intensity for both the airbags and rollers too.

The Airbags are strategically positioned so that they can massage your ankles, soles and calves separately. Intense airbag massage effectively melts away the tension caused by wearing stilettos , relieving muscle aches and strains for lighter footsteps.

The S-Care rollers stimulate vital reflex points (toes, ankles and arches of the feet), relieving pressure that builds up in these areas while encouraging positive flow of energy throughout the body for better health and well-being.

its so light, i can lift it up with one hand!

Available in 3 designs – Homemaker, Elegant and Kawaii, I like Homemaker most because of the sweet floral prints.

Homemaker design
Kawaii design
Elegant design

PROMOTION 

Limited Period Pre-sale Exclusive: Use my code < OSIMKOLzodnik> at http://www.lazada.sg/osim1/ to enjoy exclusive offer off the uStiletto from now till 30 May! uStiletto is also available at these selected OSIM roadshows, try it today at:

  1. Suntec City, Outside Gudetama Restaurant (Now till 4 Jun)
  2. Takashimaya Interior Department, B1 (Now till 29 May)
  3. Causeway Point @ Level 1 Linkway (29 May till 4 Jun)
  4. Waterway Point, outside Charles&Keith (29 May till 11 Jun)

For more information on uStiletto: http://sg.osim.com/ustiletto-leg-massager.html
Heard that prices are only going to go up, so do grab it fast!

 

 

TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL LEGS

So besides a very good massage, I would also recommend applying moisturising lotion and exfoliating your legs regularly. Personally, I think this massager is a very good buy and it is different from other leg massagers out there. Besides its sleek design, it targets the entire leg up to the knees for some of us which none of the massagers out there does. Go check it out on Lazada.sg today!

Pretty Summer Feet with Allpresan Pro FootCare

 

Summertime is here. Do your nails need a makeover? We’ve got the inside skinny on getting your nails into tiptop shape. Summertime means lots of outdoor activities and open-toed shoes. Neglected feet and unkempt toes are not a pretty sight.

To help your feet get summer ready, here are 3 easy ways to pamper your own feet:

1. DIY PAMPERING – It is not necessary to blow money on salon pedicures. Now everything can be DIY-ed. Why not opt for a home pedi?  Soak your feet in lukewarm water to soften your nails. Dig any dirt out from under your nails and clip away your nails before filing. Apply a layer of base coat to prevent yellowing and finish off with a top coat.

2. BOLD POLISH COLORS – You can afford to go funky this sumer! These trendy Creative Play Minis are perfect to bring on any vacation so you can always be summer nail ready. Change your nail colour easily.

4. Weather changes especially like the dry season of summer, expect few patches of dry skin. The easiest way to soften these rough patches is by first, soaking your feet in warm water and exfoliating to remove the extra dry skin. After you towel dry your feet, rub a lotion or a medical foot care (e.g. Allpresan Pro Footcare for Cracked Skin) exclusively for foot care purposes over the dry patches of your feet to allow your skin to re-absorb moisture.

the holy grail of foot care!

I wished I was introduced to the brand Allpresan earlier.  The first foot care product to be tested according to pharmaceutical standards, the Allpresan® PRO Footcare has been shown to optimize the skin condition and skin moisture.

Comes in a hygienic pump system

Allpresan® PRO Footcare is equipped with BarrioExpert® LIPO2 Skin Repair Technology. The basis of BarrioExpert® LIPO2 Skin Repair Technology is imitation of the structures in the skin barrier by skin- related lipids which arrange themselves in typical double layers just like natural lipids. All you need is 1.5cm-3cm of mousse each usage. The mousse like texture glides on smoothly making it easy to apply.

pump about 1.5cm to 3cm of mousse

The range has shown significant results.  Allpresan® PRO Footcare fills the gaps in the lipid film of the skin barrier after only 2 weeks of application. When Allpresan® PRO Footcare has been used for 4 weeks, the amount of lipids in the lipid matrix corresponds to the normal level of healthy skin!

We can now achieve healthy skin barrier after 4 weeks of using  Allpresan® PRO Footcare. I like how this improves eczema and targets several important issues like dry rough skin, sweaty feet, anti fungal protection, foot deodorant and shoe deodorant. They have other products for the feet such as  foot bath concentrate and the products comes in mousse and cream versions.

Visit http://www.allpresanfootcare.com to find out more!

Get Your Nails Summer Ready with CND Craft Culture collection!

Gone are the days where summer colors are all bright and sunny! Now we get an assortment of earthy and rustic tones to choose from thanks to CND NEW Craft Culture collection! The brand, founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, CA, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail products and services, bringing to you high performance nail colour on the cutting edge of fashion and technology.

For the perfect summer vacation nails, planning is required and its certainly a no-no to get your nails done then expecting them to be perfect. Start getting weekly manicures about two months before your vacation to get your hands in top form.

 I like the NEW CND Craft Culture collection that comes in raw earthy colours which is suitable for all seasons. It represents warm and ruggedness as a whole. For this summer season, think smoky red oranges, deep reds and weathered blues. Rustic tones gives the collection a rich depth for timeless style.
They have two main types of ranges namely, Shellac Brand 14+ Day Nail Color and Vinylux Weekly Polish System. Read on to find out more on the different ranges available.
Shellac Brand 14+ Day Nail Color
Experience RICH new shades with this range. There’s one less colour option available as compared to the Vinylux range however all my favourite shades are included! They have it in Oxblood, Leather Satchel, Denim Patch, Brick Knit, Fern Flannel, Patina Buckle and Hand Fired. If you fancy something more outstanding you might want to try the shade, Brass Button from the Vinylux range.
The SHELLAC range features a wide range of benefits. The 8-patented SHELLAC system delivers high-performance wear and stunning crystal shine with effortless, glide-on application and no nail damage when used. Layer on for endless colour customisation. Layering in this sense would be like how I do my eye makeup. You can go for a darker or lighter look depending on your preference.  SHELLAC Xpress Top Coat and CND LED Lamp delivers faster than ever service time! Removal only takes 5 minutes and NO buffing is required with SHELLAC Nourishing Remover and CND Foil Remover Wraps. Check out the video below to see how easy and simple removing and application is!

Fun fact, CND SHELLAC has also been worn by Rihanna! The SHELLAC range has 116 shades available but in this article I have only shared only one collection with you. You may wish to check out their other collections HERE.
Other collections available

cute snow man and santa claus nail art using CND Shellac polishes
christmas nail art using CND Shellac polishes

YOU can now try CND SHELLAC in SINGAPORE! Check out the salons below. They are run by United Nails Supply:

M Spa @ Tanglin Mall #03-19
Manicure Room @ Nex #01-48
Shangri-La Nail Spa @ Chua Choa Kang Lot 1 #02-01
M Nail Bar @ Chua Choa Kang Lot 1 #02-K9
Princess Manicure @ West Mall #05-07

Trying out the Creative Play Minis! Aren’t they so cute? I found the minis were very easy to apply on as compared to other brands I have tried (they were popular brands). The colour went on easily with a single swipe. Check out my cutesy summer nails – all with a SINGLE SWIPE ONLY.

Vinylux Weekly Polish System
With this range, you can look forward to changing a new nail colour every week! With a wide range of shades available, you can look forward to classy colours like Oxblood, Leather Satchel, Denim Patch, Brick Knit, Fern Flannel, Patina Buckle, Hand Fired and Brass Button.
This range also features a wide range of benefits. It gives off a brilliant lasting shine and delivers a  7-day fast drying chip-resistant wear and increased durability with natural light all with a simple 2-step application.  Craft Culture VINYLUX Weekly Polish and VINYLUX Weekly Polish Minis set are currently available worldwide. The Minis are perfect for the frequent traveler in you! For someone in fashion, this is my holy grail. I can easily change colour ever weekend to match my current mood and style. The  VINYLUX range itself have 119 shades available but in this article I have only shared only one collection with you. You may wish to check out their other collections HERE.
Trying out the VINYLUX range! So easy to remove. Removed it with a regular nail polish remover easily.
Rubbing some oil on my cuticles

Check out the video below to find out how you can use the TWO-STEP application.

Visit CND.com for more information!