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Showing posts with label Hair. Show all posts

27 October 2015

Bulgarian Rose Karlovo Tea Party @ Muffet's Room cafe

Attended a cozy tea party at Muffet's Room cafe with Mia recently.
Oh mine, life felt like a bed of roses as soon as I stepped into the cafe. The ENTIRE place was filled with one of my favourite fragrant, rose! 

It was until later I learnt that the rose scent was so strong, but still so natural and refreshing at the same time due to the fact that the scent came mainly from 100% natural rose water that was obtained by distillation of the flowers of the oil-bearing Rosa Damascena P.Mill.

Bulgarian rose oil is known all around the world as the most sophisticated essential oil or "rose attar". It contains the essence of the precious and beautiful Rosa Damascena flowers cultured in the Valley of Roses around the town of Karlovo.

The Bulgarian Rose factory was founded in 1948 on the basis of distilleries for processing essential-oil raw materials, which existed in the valley of Karlovo. 
By year 2000, Bulgarian Rose Karlovo was created to produce eits own cosmetic line. It is now a recognized manufacturer of the following:

- natural aromatic products - essential oils, natural water obtained by distillation (rose, lavender, chamomile, melissa, sage, etc.) and extraction products;

- perfumery and cosmetic products;

- synthetic flavoring substances;

- perfume compositions and flavors;

- sauces and flavors for tobacco industry

At the same time the company continues the development and production of new perfumery and cosmetics assortments.

BULGARSKA ROSA PLC - Karlovo having traditions in production of rose oil since 1948 is the holder of a protected Appellation of origin "BULGARIAN ROSE OIL" entered in the State Register of the Patent Office of republic of Bulgari with registry number 052 - 01/1994 and was awarded the gold medal for rose oil at the International Fair - Plovdiv 1981.

Now, let's focus on my favourite two products! Out of soooo many choices Bulgarian Rose Karlovo offers.

Bulgarian Rose Karlovo Rose Exfoliating Face Mask

This exfoliating gel cleanses well and yet does not feel drying on the skin at all. In fact, the skin feels soothed and moisturized afterwards, which is an essential factor when choosing a exfoliating wash! Also, the pink beads are gentle in doing their jobs to clarify the skin, that you can't feel the scrubbing of skin at all!  An additional bonus would be, it SMELLS GOOD :)

Hair Care Liquid Disperse Crystals

This nourishes and strengthens the hair, protecting against the effects of UV rays and moisture. It acts as a conditioner and protect its ends from splitting, and at the same time, gives the hair a silky feeling and brilliance.

Here is what happened after I applied one pump of it by lightly combing it through dry hair. The ends are definitely smoother and overall, the hair feels more manageable.
No rinsing required, how convenient!

Bulgarian Rose Karlovo is currently available at SASA Clementi, or online at Lazada
If you're interested to know more, do visit their Facebook page or website :)

30 April 2015

Chez Vous - Beauty Is Real!

As a leader in Singapore’s beauty salon industry, Chez Vous boldly stands firm on the social media stage against all things digital when it comes to beauty. Stemming from the standards set in the mainstream where most women are photo shopped or digitally enhanced to perfection, the forward-thinking salon raises an internet meme or two, giving a shout out to all women to discover their natural beauty and celebrate #chezvousbeautyisreal. The aim of its latest campaign, #chezvousbeautyisreal, is to liberate women from those unrealistic beauty standards and prove that beauty is attainable, tangible and empowering (#therealme).

In an unprecedented move, on the 7th June 2015, Chez Vous offers every woman, regardless of age and race, the opportunity to experience a full makeover session when they visit Chez Vous @ Ngee Ann City. Every customer is guaranteed no photoshopping and no digital enhancements, just pure pampering bliss. This will be a journey of positive transformation that is real and will hopefully change how women perceive true beauty. While there are no restrictions on the number of people entering the salon, the sessions will be subject to the availability of beauty consultants.

Complete makeover in summary:
Tips and tricks by a fully qualified beauty consultant
Hair wash, blow-dry and styling
Professional make up
Professional photography (may be used for Facebook posts and other social media opportunities)

*Sessions are subject to availability of beauty consultants)
*NOT inclusive of haircut; or chemical services; or treatments

Address: 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City Podium, 05-05, Singapore 238872
Phone: (65) 6732 9388

For more information on #chezvousbeautyisreal or to spread the word, please contact Rashmi Prabhakar on or Karen Heng on


Chez Vous: shā vu\adj Your Place. In French, ‘vis’ akin to Your House

When Chez Vous opened 20 years ago, its founders Thomas Teo and Riz Tan were committed to providing hair services at the highest standards, garnering a loyal following and putting them among the most sought after stylists in Singapore. Today, it is a 2,000 sq ft beauty powerhouse located in the heart of Orchard Road, offering a cutting edge range of signature treatments in an unpretentious yet sophisticated designer interior layout. With a one-of-a-kind “OHDA” (i.e. Only Hair Directors Allowed) policy in place, the salon ensures an unparalleled roster of beauty experts so that clients receive only the best service and advice in creating their individual style. OHDA means their beauty experts are Associate Salon Directors, Directors & Chief Directors only with minimum 10 years of experience, and many were previously salon owners themselves, or academy trainers, leading stylists and salon managers. Not only catered to the local scene, it also houses a Caucasian Specialist Team which has been reviewed and verified by Expat Living and Sassy Singapore editors.

Chez Vous’s vision has remained steadfast since its inception: to inspire possibilities, as well as provide 100% reliability and expertise through their accomplished hair maestros, to produce every customer’s true personality and glamour – in other words, keeping it all real. Because today’s digitised world now highlights beauty standards that most of the time are unrealistic – from body shapes to ageless faces and an infinite number of hair trends – Chez Vous, now more than ever, makes it a point to ensure that their approach is holistic, practical, real and always a pampering experience for its customers.

Chez Vous initiated the Expertligent Fix You Programme which sounds like savior for all beauty addicts who often experiment with new products or technologies, and more often than not, damage our own hair/skin/body :( Chez Vous’ team of directors-only hair professionals will receive any customers who have had unsatisfactory treatments or cuts at other salons and redress any damage done. Armed with a team of experts in various disciplines, Chez Vous is more than well equipped to fix and repair sub-optimal results of hair services such as colouring, cutting, straightening, perming, bleaching etc. This program is an ongoing initiative, and free of charge if there is a lapse of less than one week between the treatment in question and the customer’s visit to Chez Vous; this is limited to 1 customer a day and only from Sundays to Thursdays.

Not just that, Chez Vous other unique initiatives will also include cheeky by-appointment only makeover parties coined “Mix, Mingle, Makeover” as well as our #ThursdayisthenewFriday programme once a month where there will be a surprise treat for all guests e.g. macaroon and wine butler service, waive of bills etc., ongoing campaigns and efforts to support emerging designers. As a show of their support, Chez Vous’ shopfront will regularly be transformed by Singapore’s design personalities on the rise.


Sharing with you some Internet Meme and videos created for #chezvousbeautyisreal

Photography: High Fashion Model. Stripped

The Truth About Beauty

Today, you are faced with countless images of beauty that are often digitally enhanced or are altogether unattainable. Models and celebrities present images of perfection in glossy magazines but the fact is, when you take away their make-up and fancy hair styles, those same people actually look “ordinary”…normal…just like you! We want to liberate you from trying to live up to the unrealistic standards, it’s time to start believing in #therealme.

Discovering your beauty is a journey of positive transformation. You may wake up not feeling your best or simply…plain. Let’s face it, looking good recharges you and makes you feel confident. And discovering your own fabulous look is truly a real experience.

All we’re saying is that we understand your predicament. No woman should feel pressured about being beautiful or looking like that supermodel in the glossy magazine. You know those flaws that keep making you feel down? We can help you learn to love them and to realise your full beauty potential. This is what positive transformation is all about.

Left: jacket, tank-top, skirt & leggings from YESAH, by Linda Hao. Collection can be found at SUPERSPACE@Orchard Gateway

The truth about beauty is…it is actually attainable and very much within your reach. You don’t need a photoshopping session to find #therealme. Sure, there are days when we feel like nothing we do will make us look as beautiful as that flawless face in the magazine. But we can help you find your amazing look and guess what? It’s a real experience!

At the end of the day, every woman wants to look beautiful because looking good makes her feel confident and empowered. You don’t have to be a supermodel or top actress to look amazing – remember, without their fancy makeover, they look just like any normal woman. At Chez Vous, beauty is real and we take you through a journey of positive transformation to help you discover your beauty…#therealme. We guarantee no photoshopping and no digital enhancements. It’s time to discover The Real You.

What Is Your Secret To Feeling Beautiful?

What would you choose – a makeover session or a photoshopping session? We show you that beauty is very much within your reach and you can achieve your amazing look through a real experience. No airbrushing and no digital enhancements, just your beautiful self, #therealme. #chezvousbeautyisreal

Open Call For Makeover Transformation For All Women in Singapore

Every woman has an opinion about beauty. And every woman wants to look and feel beautiful. You don’t have to be perfect; we just help you to discover your own look, with the full guarantee of no photoshopping and no digital enhancements. This is a journey of positive transformation and we show you that beauty is attainable and real. All you need is you! #therealme


Remember, discover your natural beauty and celebrate #beautyisreal! :)

5 January 2015

Yun Nam Hair Care Review 3

Have completed my Yun Nam Hair Care sponsored treatment sessions!
Previous posts are here

Previously mentioned, I have hair thinning problem, especially around the crown area and hair parting line. The herbal hair treatment from the first few sessions had helped greatly in deep cleansing of my scalp and reducing excessive oil secretion, preventing hair thinning problems and also dandruff issues.
I’m glad that my scalp and hair have been well-maintained throughout these months with Yun Nam Hair Care. The thinning crown is no longer a problem, yay!

Just a recap of past photos that show the hair thinning crisis at the top of my head.

Recent photos of my hair.


I had a dance performance recently that required hairdo with lots of back-comb and hairspray and glitters.
In spite of that, my hair still managed to remain strong and healthy after the two days of “torture”.


Had an appointment with Yun Nam Hair Care immediately the day after the performances. My hair was still pretty volumnious, see no crown thinning issue at all! :) (Just abit dry on the ends T.T)


The dry ends was all great again after the herbal treatment session!
I had a change of consultant as the previous one left the outlet. The new consultant/therapist was very nice and attentive. She customised a herbal concoction after checking my hair/scalp condition personally and even “interviewed” me on how I feel about my hair condition these days before deciding on the treatment for me – I needed a deep cleansing treatment after all the performance hair styling of cos! :D And deep conditioning as well.

The herbal treatment was applied to my scalp after a thorough hair wash.


(And there I was, catching-up on my magazine reading while enjoying the treatment lol)

Immediate photo taken after the treatment. Gone were all the (stubborn) glitters and residual hair spray/gel on my scalp.
Also, the dry hair ends were revived and the whole texture was really smooooth!

Brought some muffins over since it was my last session that day.

Had bridesmaid duties the weekend after and my hair remained quite obedient throughout.
Again, check out the fuller crown!


All these would not be achieved without the help of Yun Nam Hair Care products that I used faithfully at home too.

My favourite product would be the Charcoal Essence Shampoo which works most suitably for my scalp condition so far. I have almost finished the entire huge bottle of it even though I’ve been using only a little of the shampoo each wash.
Forgot to buy another bottle during my last session at Yun Nam Hair Care T.T

I usually use only twice of how much I poured onto my palm in this pic.


If you’re in need of hair care treatments or facing some hair problems, please head down to Yun Nam Hair Care for consultation to save your tresses now!
There’s a free trial if you’re a first timer – more details here:

Below are the addresses of their various outlets.



12 October 2014

Yun Nam Hair Care Review 2

As mentioned in my previous post on my hair thinning issues, I’m happy to share that my oily scalp problem is now under control after undergoing several herbal hair treatments at Yun Nam Hair Care.
The herbal hair treatment aided in deep cleansing of the pores to remove dandruff and prevent oil secretion that is the root cause of dandruff/itchy scalp and hair loss problems.

I always wash my hair in the morning and very soon, by late afternoon, my fringe would have become oily from the secretion :(
After a few sessions of herbal hair treatment, the condition has greatly improved and I have no issues with oily fringes anymore! :*)

Not only that, my hair parting has become “less visible” and the crown of my head also appears fuller than before.
Here’s a pic taken a few months back which shows clearly the hair loss around the crown/hair parting area.

(May 2014)

And this taken just 2 months back, which shows a deterioration of the problem it seems :(
(July 2014)


I am so looking forward to more sessions of herbal treatments at Yun Nam Hair Care to improve my hair volume!
Some “After” photos taken over the past 2-3 weeks.

(September 2014)

Not only my oily scalp has been saved, my hair overall also appears smoother and healthier with a slight sheen after all the herbal pampering!

(September 2014)

Now that scalp is less oily, my herbal hair treatment concoctions are tweaked slightly to focus on hair growth and my therapist also added a little mint in the mixture to reduce any itchiness I might experience due to ‘dry’ dandruff instead of ‘oily’ dandruff in the past.

The treatment procedure is exactly the same as before and the herbal blend looks more or less similar as the previous one I’ve blogged about. I know what to expect from each treatment since Day 1 of the consultation session and need not worry about any unnecessary ‘surprises’ whenever I visit Yun Nam Hair Care.



On the set of products I’ve been religiously using, here’re a few of my personal favourites!
Left to right: Hair Nutritional Lotion 2, Hair Renewal Lotion, Charcoal Essence Shampoo, Herbalogy Ginseng Shampoo

I use these two shampoos interchangeably even though both have similar functions of reducing oily scalp and hair loss. The charcoal shampoo is said to be stronger and hence more ‘drying’ on the scalp so the therapist advised me to use it only on alternate days.

I’m not complaining though, because the alternative shampoo (Herbalogy Ginseng Shampoo) smells so nice and yummy!

Hair nutritional lotion 2 is to be mixed with the shampoo for usage. This lotion helps to infuse nutritions into the pores while the shampoo deep cleanses them.

After a hair wash, the hair renewal lotion is meant to be sprayed onto the scalp and leave-on to boost hair growth! I also feel that it acts like a serum to the hair that prevents it from drying out from the deep cleansing. In addition, it’s so convenient and easy to use!

For those facing hair-related problems, what are you waiting for? Click on Yun Nam Hair Care to find out more! Besides, for first timers, there are free trial redemption available here.

Hurry down to any of their stores listed below now :)


20 September 2014

Yun Nam Hair Care Review

Was quite traumatised by a photo taken at the cat café previously that shows my thinning hair! *gasps*


Hence, I jumped at the chance to go for herbal hair treatment at Yun Nam Hair Care when I was notified of the sponsorship!



Yun Nam Hair Care is an award-winning Hair Care Brand that focuses on results, service and customer care. Yun Nam Hair Care is a recognised leader in the hair care industry well-known for their comprehensive range of effective treatments.

Using top-grade natural herbs to overcome all kinds of hair problems, Yun Nam's greatest achievement lies in their ability to restore the healthy hair and confidence of their clients. To date, their customised herbalogy treatments have helped countless male and female customers regain their crowning glory. Since its establishment in 1984, Yun Nam Hair Care has expanded rapidly to a total of 27 outlets in Singapore and Malaysia.   


A winner of the prestigious Superbrands Awards from 2008 to 2010 and 2013, based on a Hair, Face and Body Brand Awareness Survey conducted by Connecting Insights Consultants' in August 2010, Yun Nam Hair Care has also been awarded the No. 1 Recommended Brand, the Most Effective Brand, the Most Trusted Brand and the No. 1 Recognised Hair Care Brand in Singapore.

Firstly, I went through a detailed scalp scan conducted by the consultant to examine my hair follicles thoroughly. 
This is an important step as Yun Nam believes that finding out why and how one’s hair condition came about is extremely crucial towards implementing the appropriate hair care treatment. That is why, a personalised one-to-one consultation will be offered by their professional hair care specialists to develop a deeper understanding of customers’ hair problems.


Was offered snacks and chrysanthemum tea while having the consultation.


And here’s my personal profile. (wasn’t ready for the photo captured, so I replaced my face with a smiley sun ^.^) You can see some scary close-up pics of my hair follicles on the right of the computer screen haha! Will show a proper print-out of it after the series of herbal hair treatment.


Based on the scalp and hair conditions, customised treatment programmes which effectively target the specific hair problems at hand will be devised. This enables Yun Nam to cater to the different hair conditions and hair problems of their customers.

In the beginning of the post, I mentioned that I had thinning hair problem. The specialist pointed out that such hair loss is due to my oily scalp that led to a reduction in hair growth. Thus, she customised a ginseng herbal treatment mixture that will deep-cleanse my scalp and reduce the oiliness!

Started off the treatment with a relaxing hair wash and head massage!


All Yun Nam Hair Care treatment are customised with herbal ingredient, with the main element being ginseng. For those who dislike ginseng smell, fret not cos it’s very mild! Much milder than any ginseng soups I’ve drank outside hahaha.


Messy, but it’s a healthy blob of mess! :) The herbal hair treatment feels warm and invigorating upon application on the scalp.

Some of the remarkable treatment benefits:
- 100% herbal formula consisting of mainly Ginseng extracts
- Fast penetration deep into the scalp 
- Stimulate New Hair Growth
- Unclog and Repair Damaged Hair Follicles
- Reduce and Control Hair Fall
- Increase Hair Thickness and Strength  
- Strengthen Hair Roots


After application, the therapist wrapped my hair up and steam it to maximise the effect of the herbal hair treatment.


There are latest copies of all kinds of magazines for you to browse while doing the treatment.


But it was so comfortable that I fell asleep like some of the other customers. Rofl.


Here’s the “before and after” scan of my scalp.
On the left are the ‘before’ pics where the consultant raised the issue of oily scalp and clogged pores highlighted in red. As a result, there are also dandruff appearing (top left pic).
On the right are the ‘after’ pics after the deep cleansing treatment. The “oily layer” is gone and pores are opened up and much cleaner!! :)


(With my consultant, so tall and she's a freelance model ^.-)

To ensure their customers receive the best care even after treatment, Yun Nam’s consultants will recommend suitable home care products and closely monitor their scalp and hair health, making appropriate treatment adjustments to achieve the best results.

I brought back the set of herbal hair care products from Yun Nam and have been using them diligently to complement the scalp treatments at the salon :) Really can’t wait to see an improvement in my oily scalp soon!

If you are facing any hair-related problems, do consider Yun Nam Hair Care to save your tresses! For first timers, there are free trial redemption available here!

More details can be found on their site
And here’s the list of store locations in Singapore :)