Exclusive Media Launch – New Shiseido Tsubaki Shampoo

Exclusive Media Launch

I was invited to this exclusive blogger party for the media launch of  NEW Tsubaki Shampoo! Saw many other bloggers/models and I felt really old……… That aside, was given the opportunity to make new friends too! 🙂

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Tsubaki Shining (Red)

  • Infuse volume, sheen, and moisture into fine, dry, or even thick hair
  • The red camellia flower is celebrated throughout Japan for its beauty and its extremely high quality oils. Rich in oleic and linoleic acid, which are readily absorbed by skin and hair
  • New technology* that repairs and strengthens hair from the follicle (*amino acids)
  • The extract of the camellia seed is used to help rejuvenating overworked, listless, and brittle hair

Tsubaki Damage Care (White)

  • Made especially for dry, permed, sun-damaged, colour-treated and coarse hair, Shiseido’s new Golden Repair line is an everyday solution for healing and maintaining healthy hair
  • The hair enriching nutrients in camellia oil in a luscious thick conditioner that heals brittle hair, split ends and dryness
  • New technology* repairs and strengthens hair from the follicle (*amino acids)
  • The extract of the camellia seed is used to help rejuvenating overworked, listless, and brittle hair

Tsubaki Head Spa (Gold)

  • Made especially for hair that needs a deeper clean and a restoration for scalp’s condition, by usingits ultra-cleansing power
  • Removes dirt, sebum and residual hair products from the scalp
  • Reduces scalp sebum secretion for longer fresh

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This new series offers the very precious camellia oil addition which has been recognised for centuries in Eastern Asia for its highly restorative and rejuvenating effect on skin and hair.

Camellia Oil penetrates each strand of hair to improve elasticity giving you stronger and healthier hair. Camellia Leaf Essense moisturizes hair strands to the core repairing environmental damages and soothes the scalp. Fruity, honey camellia flower scented.

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Sorry for the camwhore pics. Was testing out my new cam – Canon G1x for selfie shots. 🙂

I’ve been using the sponsored Tsubaki shampoo for damaged hair as we were told to pen down problems we have with our hair. With the constant dyeing and redyeing, my hair gets damaged easily and quickly due to the chemicals. I have dry frizzy split ends and more often than not, the damage on your hair is reflected within 15cm from the bottom of your hair ends.

I make it a point to apply conditioner on my hair everyday and while waiting, I cleanse my face and brush my teeth. That is how I make full use of the time, leaving the conditioner on for approx 10 mins, while doing other stuffs. Killing 2 birds with 1 stone. 🙂

After using Tsubaki for almost 2 weeks, I noticed that my hair seems softer with lesser tangles. The ends look healthier too, which reminds me I might have to just snip them off and trim them nevertheless to maintain healthy hair growth 🙂

Available in 3 ranges

Shining, Damage Care, and Head Spa

The 550ml bottles are priced with a slight variation

Shining Shampoo $17.90 – contains Camellia leaf essence
Damage Care Shampoo$18.90 – contains Camellia Repair Butter
Head Spa Shampoo $19.90 – Contains essential oils like Sage, Rosehip, Thyme and of course the Camellia flower extract.

Available at Watsons this coming 4th July! 🙂

Check out Tsubaki’s Facebook Page for more details and updates! 🙂

Beauty Review – Liese Bubble Hair Color Jewel Pink

Sponsored Review

I don’t wish to hide this anymore, but all along, I’ve been dyeing my hair on my own. I seldom visit the hair salons (which might be a bad thing and cause of the split ends due to the lack of pampering hair treatments I ought to shower my poor hair with).

But as you know, dyeing hair at salons are waaaay too expensive, especially if you have long waist-length hair like mine. Moreover, I am not a fan of waiting hours after hours after hours just to get my hair dyed, washed, blown, washed again…

Thus, ever since Liese introduced their DIY bubble hair dyes, I’m elated and have been depending on them for my hair colours.

I know it’s an extremely tedious work to do everything by yourself. I get ‘shocked’ reactions and the disbelief from my family, friends and colleagues whenever I told them I DIY-ed myself. If you are not certain that you can do a good job or would prefer someone else to do it for you at the comfort of your own home, then so be it! Get your family, domestic helper or even a friend!

Was quite excited when I was offered this sponsorship by Liese but had to contemplate awhile because ‘Jewel Pink’ didn’t seem quite appropriate for work. Sad but true, I’d regretted not dyeing my hair a little redder when I was still a student 😦

So naturally, I did my homework before agreeing to take up this sponsorship by reading other bloggers’ reviews and viewing images for myself too.

Turns out that ‘Jewel Pink’ won’t make you look like Lady GaGa or Pink.

In fact, the tinge of pink is extremely faint.

The sponsorship came the right time because my black roots were already showing and being a perfectionist, I had to do something about it.

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Given in a cute basket filled with a lovely pink rose and hot pink hair band! 🙂

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Before and After pics!

Before

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During

Here’s a step by step process of using Liese Bubble Hair Dye.

Step 1 :

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Pour Bottle ‘1’ into Bottle ‘2’.

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Cap Bottle ‘2’ when done and shake it up and done, though not vigorously.

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If you are unsure how to mix the 2 liquids together, this simple illustration should help.

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After shaking.

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Let the mixture settle down for about 2 to 3 mins. You will witness a colour change.

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Put on your gloves. You can put them on from the start.

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You just have to press at the middle portion of the bottle and it will filtered out as bubble puffs!

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Tadah!

Few tips to DIY at home : Wear a really old shirt you don’t want or cut out a head-hole from a piece of newspaper and wear it over your head to prevent staining your shirt. Either that, you can use a poncho you don’t want because determining the size of the head-hole is quite difficult.

Apply the bubble hair dye to your hair as how you would when shampoo-ing. Make sure you have covered all areas to prevent patches. Just dispense the foam, apply on hair and massage.

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After

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Under sunlight

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OOTD and this is how the colour looks like indoors.

OOTD and this is how the colour looks like indoors.

Despite dyeing on a already coloured hair, the results were not too bright and still suitable for work, well unless you aren’t allowed to dye your hair at all.

Please note that the colour results might differ due to few factors :

  1. The time you left the hair dye on (I left it for approx 30mins)
  2. The absorption rate and intensity of your own hair. Applicable to those with thick black hair and have experienced difficulties in absorbing hair dyes. You may wish to leave it on longer.
  3. You hair colour PRIOR to using the bubble hair dye. Mine was brown before I redyed it.

What I like about Liese Bubble Hair dye  :

  1. Added with Honey as a moisturising agent – Really helps! My hair still feels ultra smooth despite washing it for the 3rd day after dyeing! 
  2. Provided with after-care treatment – conditioner – this is really good. I wished they could produce this as a conditioner itself.
  3. User-friendly and instructions are simple to comprehend. You’ll get the hang of it once you are a frequent user like me.
  4. Gloves provided as well.

Overall rating :

5 stars

 

 

Top 10 Japanese Hairstyles & Hair Colour for 2012

Before the hike of KPOP, the craze and limelight was shone upon the Japanese for their commendable fashion sense. 

Besides fashion apparels and cosmetics, your hair can either make or break your image as well.

So, you’re bored of your current hairstyle? Looking for fresh new ideas for what’s in currently?

Let us take a tour and satisfy our visual hunger on fashionable hairstyles and hair colour by the Japanese!

Now, when you first step into a hair salon, you would most probably be provided with magazines for reference purposes and most often than not, they encapsulate gorgeous illustrations of Japanese and their different hairstyles and colours!

So, what are the top 10 most fashionable hairstyles and hair colour for this year 2012? 

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As you can see, most of the hairstyles are filled with lots of bangs and curls. 

The hair ends are curled in different directions inwards and outwards. Also, most hairstyles are styled to create the ‘out of the bed’ look which can be sexy in a way. Top hair colours for 2012 would include Brown (Milk Tea Brown, Chestnut Brown, Dark Chocolate), Red (Sweet Pink, Antique Rose) and Orange Brown (Sweet Apricot and Mocha Orange)! 

Consider chopping off your locks for a fresh face look!

Happy styling!

Top 10 Japanese Hairstyles & Hair Colour for 2012

 

Before the hike of KPOP, the craze and limelight was shone upon the Japanese for their commendable fashion sense. Besides fashion apparels and cosmetics, your hair can either make or break your image as well.

So, you’re bored of your current hairstyle? Looking for fresh new ideas for what’s in currently?

Let us take a tour and satisfy our visual hunger on fashionable hairstyles and hair colour by the Japanese!

Now, when you first step into a hair salon, you would most probably be provided with magazines for reference purposes and most often than not, they encapsulate gorgeous illustrations of Japanese and their different hairstyles and colours!

So, what are the top 10 most fashionable hairstyles and hair colour for this year 2012? 

Short

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Medium
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Long
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As you can see, most of the hairstyles are filled with lots of bangs and curls. The hair ends are curled in different directions inwards and outwards. Also, most hairstyles are styled to create the ‘out of the bed’ look which can be sexy in a way. Top hair colours for 2012 would include Brown (Milk Tea Brown, Chestnut Brown, Dark Chocolate), Red (Sweet Pink, Antique Rose) and Orange Brown (Sweet Apricot and Mocha Orange)! 

Consider chopping off your locks for a fresh face look!

Happy styling!