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Monday, March 02, 2015

Asience Nature Smooth Shampoo + Conditioner

Thanks to the people at Sample Store and Asience, I got to review the new range of Asience haircare range! 

Asience haircare just released its brand new power Beauty Serum which contains various key ingredients such as Argan Oil, Camelia Oil, Pomegranate extracts and Rose, White Pearl and Lemongrass essences to help your hair retain its youthfulness!

It now offers two variants of shampoo and conditioners - Inner Rich and Nature Smooth.

Inner Rich combats dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair

 Nature Smooth is more suited for oily scalp and tangled ends!

Since my hair belonged to the second category, I received the Nature Smooth series!

Nature Smooth Shampoo
$14.90 (480ml)

Nature Smooth Conditioner 
$14.90 (480ml)

They also offer them in bottles of 200ml at $7.95 each!

The rich formula of the Asience shampoo cleanses and repairs your hair from within, hydrating your hair for a light and smooth finish! 

Here's a before and after look of my hair after using the Shampoo and Conditioner. I've been using this shampoo for a week now, and it does make my hair less tangled and definitely smoother to the touch! I kinda have the bad habit of washing my hair twice a day on days when I'm out. With this, it makes me feel less guilty when I do so because I know my hair is getting the protection that it needs!

(Without blow-drying and before using the shampoo)

The new Asience haircare range is available at leading supermarkets, western pharmacies and personal care stores from January 2015.

You can also get your free samples HERE!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Review: Valentine's Day with Beauty Carousel

This Valentine's Day, I received a Valentine's Day kit from the people at Beauty Carousel and I can't wait to share with you some of the amazing items I got! This includes an AB Double eye liquid, K-palette blusher, 1 day tattoo eyeliner as well as the highly raved Beauty Blender.

I recently did a review with them for the Beauty Blender Micro Mini HERE, so I shall go on and review the K-palette Blusher as well as the 1 day Tattoo Eye Liner!

The K-Palette blusher comes with 2 color tones for the cheeks, one as the highlighter and a brown hue for shading. The set also comes with a brush for easy application - a smaller side for applying the blusher, and the larger one for contouring. It's really compact so you can easily fit it in your make-up pouch and bring it out! 

Since my cheeks are naturally rosy, I decided to go for the peachy hue but I'll show you the swatches for the various colors!

 The slightly pinkish hue at the top left! The colors are really natural and this was how it looked like before I blended it out!

 The peachy hue that I used!
 The color for shading! I decided to make the shade a little darker to highlight the color! It looks really natural when blended out!

Other than the blusher, I also tried on the 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner. An eyeliner is something which I cannot do without in my makeup routine, so I tend to be more conscious with the type of liner I use. I would definitely go for a product that is smudge proof as well as waterproof. 

I loved how the 1 day tattoo liner fulfilled those two qualities! However, it took some time for the liner to glide onto my eyelids unlike the usual liquid ones I use. 

I tried to smudge it with my hands and true enough, it didn't fade / rub off! 

How it looks like when applied!

The overall look after make-up! I loved how the blusher gave me a natural rosy hue to the cheeks and how the eyeliner didn't fade off even after wearing it out for the whole day!

A huge Thank you to Beauty Carousel for the gifts again!

You can check out their website HERE

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chinese New Year 2015

Hey guys!

Happy Chinese New Year to all of you before this festive season ends, I hope your CNY has been well! I'm not exactly a big fan of this season because it's usually, always quite boring for me but Thank God I had my best friend who always sticks with me throughout the gruesome few days. 
This year was also different as I got to spend it with someone really special as well. 

Spent the first day with the usual visiting at my Gran's, and then met up with C for Working Title which was one of the few cafes opened on that day. Stuffed ourselves silly with Truffle Tatter Totts and Churros which also made the day so much better. It's like our yearly tradition now, to meet each other on the first day of the festivities and I can't be more thankful to have someone like her to spend it with! :) 

It's so so rare to find such a friend who truly understands and knows whatever you are saying and more importantly, the little things that you're not saying too. 

Day 2 was spent with WJ (hello thereee *waves*) exploring Cloud Forest, Ion Sky and just capturing the moments while we can. 

I won't go into the details of what, how and when, but all that matters is that it happened and sometimes I still can't believe how damn lucky I am to have met the other half of my soul. 

How rare it is, to be able to chance upon "a once in a lifetime kind of love" 

Day 3 was spent at the airport with my bestie, trying our best to absorb the amount of information we had to like a sponge thanks to our impending exams. I can't wait for our little getaway in May and how we will be reliving the BKK times 2 years back! I think I've mentioned this a million times, but going to the airport always evoke a certain wanderlust in me, and in us. 

Ended off the day with dinner at Poulet! Like seriously, I can't believe I keep saying this but the standard at the airport is really 够力 one can. Like the chicken served there was 2x that of their other outlets?!! 

Hahaha this is a theory we devised a few years back and have been proven right over and over again with Popeyes, 4 Fingers and even Paradise Dynasty omg. 
It's like the standard of food at the airport is ALWAYS better.

Spent the last morning of the weekend with my love for Dim Sum and a slow stroll along the river which was beyond amazing, as usual. 

Went on to meet C and FK after that to my place for 拜年! Pity Shawn couldn't make it, but we spent the whole afternoon chilling, watching 아빠! 어디가? (Superman is back!) and gushing over the cutest triplets we have seeeeen. It's like the best way to spend any afternoon, really. Just chilling in the room, watching random videos and talking about anything under the (air-con).

Hehe and that's about it for my CNYs!

I hope you've had a fulfilling CNY.
Stay 羊 and dangerous guys!!!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Food Review: Hyde & Co

 Haji lane is home to countless of cafes, sprouting up one after another in the recent years. Hyde & Co is a fairly new cafe that opened its doors last year and it's known for its wide range of tea served in delicate tea pots. It stands out with its old British charm and draws inspiration from the past. 

785 North Bridge Road, 198753
9369 4369

Nearest MRT Station:
Bugis MRT Station 

What they are famous for:
All day breakfast, Wide range of tea 

Opening hours:
Mondays - Fridays: 3:30 - 10:30pm
Saturdays, Sundays, PH: 9:30am - 10:30pm

Atmosphere: 9/10
Price: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10


 Cafe counter
 Cakes of the day 
 Food Menu
 Drinks Menu

We had: 
 Peach Tea - $6.50 per pot (Refillable)

Hyde & Co offers a huge range of teas, similar to what you get at tea boutiques like TWG. I opted for Peach Tea because I wanted a safer choice and well, I doubt that can ever go wrong. The tea was fragrant and  fruity!

 Truffle Fries - $10
(Generously mixed with premium truffle oil and Parmesan cheese)

For $10, I must say that the portion was pretty small. Still, I love how the truffle scent was thoroughly infused even down to the last french fry. I would have preferred if they were more generous with the Parmesan cheese!

Heavily scented 

The Full Works - $17.90
(Baked cheese portabello mushroom, streaky bacon, honey baked ham, roasted baby potatoes served with Hyde's creamy scrambled eggs and sourdough rye)

One of the main highlights of this dish was definitely the baked portabello mushroom! The scrambled eggs were buttery, but a tad too runny for my liking. I loved the sausage and the crispy bacon, though I was also a little disappointed with the baked ham because it was too oily! 

 Odeh Odeh Cake - $6.50

At first glance, you would know this is unlike any ordinary dessert. This beauty features a pandan base with gula melaka dressing and coconut flakes which really got me wanting more! The cake was light and moist!

This English inspired cafe definitely won us over with its interior design. They also serve all their teas in pretty teapots that are the perfect setting for Instagram photography. This cozy hangout is definitely a great place for chilling on a afternoon.

The food was served rather promptly! 

Hope this helped