Waiting for my flight at 1am. It’s going to be a long ass flight. Will be transitting at HongKong before reaching Korea.
For the #project1314 photoshoot!
My hair faded after a while and I wanted a new look. As much as I really liked the dipdye look, even with the faded look, I was about to go for my wedding photoshoot and decided to go for a more “safer” look.
My before look:
I don’t know how Caely does it, but even though my dip dye hair has faded, I still love it!
Caely decided to colour my hair reddish brown from the Imperial Hair Colour range and also a hair treatment to help restore moisture in my dry ends!
Caely first used the Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil Deep Replenishing Treatment which helps to leave one’s hair feeling weightlessly nourished and looking exquisitely shiny.
After which she applied the Matrix Sensoria Care Conditioning Spa Cream Bath which not only treats, purifies and balances hair and scalp. It is also enriched with an essential botanical blend of nourising Apricot Oil and anti-oxidant Grapefruit Extract which gives it a rather fragrant scent!
Love the treatments at Shunji Matsuo 313!
Fooling around with my favourite ‘alien head’ pose. LOL.
Enjoying a head massage by Caely who has magic fingers.
The end result?
Hello awesome soft silky smooth hair! Thank you Caely! <3
Extremely blessed to be sponsored by Shunji Matsuo 313 AND to be taken care of Caely. Not only is she meticulous, she has a great sense of style! Can’t wait to see what she’ll recommend for me after my shoot!
Caely passed me the Strengthening Conditioner and Colour Bloom Mask both from the Matrix Biolage range. I have been using the Matrix range for a while and I like it! Not only is it paraben free, I feel that their products really work! My colours lasts longer with it!
Also, don’t forget to “Like” Shunji Matsuo 313 on Facebook! They usually post great promotions there!
If you’ll like to try Ombre, Dipdye or any other services, i highly recommend Caely Tham. Do book an appointment with her! She’s friendly, easy on the eyes (hehe!) and very creative!
If you’ll like to visit Shunji Matsuo 313, do try them out! Enjoy a 10% discount off chemical services when you quote my name/nick to them!
Ching Chong Hubby is a HUGE steak lover. I decided to surprise him with a dinner at Morton’s Singapore located at Oriental Hotel for his birthday aside from the Staycation at New Majestic Hotel.
I had bluffed him that I had not made any plans and recommended we just find a makan place at Marina Square instead. Something simple I told him.
He was super surprised when I waltzed into Morton’s and had a reservation. :p
And he was even surprised to find some glitter and confetti on our table.
And this. Just to clarify, his birthday is actually on September 11 but we celebrated it earlier as it was on a weekday.
I had ordered the Steak and Seafood Menu for the both of us as it came highly recommended by my colleagues Jimmy and Carol.
Morton’s is such a nice place to eat at however it had the suckiest lighting. It was super dark and yellow that I had to use the flash to capture my pics else it’ll look like shadows. :p
Our steak and seafood main. SCALLOPS! STEAK!
The set was great. No complains whatsoever. SUPER GOOD!
A pic of us
The kind people at Morton’s threw in their Chocolate Lava Cake free as they knew we were having a celebration. So sweet of them!
This normally costs $30. SHIOK AND GOOD. MUST ORDER!
They also took a pic and printed it out for us. Really nice of them!
I think I’ll go back often for celebrations, it’s really a nice place! Good food, great service.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
5 Raffles Avenue
Mandarin Oriental 4th Floor
(t) 6339 3740
The kind folks from Bella Skin Care and Nuffnang invited me down to try out one of their facials, the Bella HydraIntense Solution! I decided to visit their Tampines outlet, which is 5 minutes away from my office!
Established in 1982, Bella now has over 20 centres across Asia and has long been the region’s acknowledged leader in advanced hair removal solution and skincare services. Backed by extensive research, up-to-date technologies and professional staffs, Bella sets exceptional standards in the fields of skincare solutions.
The Tampines outlet is located at 300 Tampines Avenue 5 #01-04 NTUC Income Tampines Junction Singapore 529653
If you do not reside in the East, not to worry, you can always check out their Orchard, Marina Square, Jurong Point and Nex outlets.
Some pictures of the outlet!
So pretty! I’m not saying this JUST BECAUSE it’s an advertorial but seriously, I LOVE their decor! Kept yapping to the Ching Chong Hubby that I want these kinda decor for our future place!
While waiting, I was served with a cup of tea and a cool wet towel to freshen myself.
I was then ushered to a cosy room where the lovely consultant Karan Ong, asked me a few questions while doing a thorough analysis of my skin condition.
She concluded that my skin is severely dehydrated
At first, I thought dry skin was like a common problem, but the consultant mentioned that dehydrated skin will not only lose its elasticity but also sag.
Needless to say, I told her “SHOW ME THE MAGIC!”
Laoniang got photoshoot in May leh! And banquet next March. I CANNOT AFFORD TO HAVE SAGGY SKIN!
Karan mentioned that my skin was super duper dry. Which honestly will cause wrinkles, saggy skin and fine lines. She tailored the perfect skincare program according to one’s skincare needs.
She recommended the HydraIntense Solution which will do the following:
- Revitalise my tired and dry skin instantly
- Restores hydration level
- Restore cell metabolism.
- Repairs damaged tissues such as scars
- Retains moisture
- Plumps up lines
- Even out one’s skintone
- Results in an improved and smoother skin texture
The HydraIntense solution is just one of the many treatments that they offer.
The nice consultant quickly calmed me down and ushered me to the facial room. I changed into their comfy gown before commencing on their treatment.
Let me share with you a bit more about the treatment that they chosen for me.
Bella HydraIntense Solution is the ultimate remedy to skin that was badly deprived of moisture essential for the viability of the skin cells. With the purest form of Hyaluronic acid, which has the ability of binding large amount of water in the deep layers, the skin cells are being quenched instantly, restoring hydration level and cell metabolism. The skin suppleness is further enhanced and senses relaxed through a warm mist of Rose and Lavender Essence, pulverized to boost absorption.
They first gave me a welcome massage and cleansed my face. I really liked the welcome massage! She used an aromatherapy oil which smelled really good! Really helped relaxed me, the massage was good! She helped soothed away my achy shoulders!
After the massage, she used a gentle cleanser and a scrub to help exfoliate my face. The scrub reminded me of rose, felt really floral and nice!
Followed by a hand paraffin. I was pleasantly surprised to see this! My hands were dipped into warm paraffin wax. Not only does the wax helps retain heat and keep me warm, it also increases the skin circulation and soften my hands.
After steaming, it was time for extraction of blackheads and whiteheads. The therapist was really gentle on me. She kept checking if it was too painful for me, if it was uncomfortable.
It wasn’t painful at all. She got rid of my pesky blackheads and whiteheads pretty fast! After which, they proceeded with the high frequency procedure which is essential to prevent any bacterial infection. She also helped me to trim my eyebrows.
Afterwards, they sprayed the a rose essence which not only helps cool my face after the extraction but also left my skin feeling radiant and hydrated. I love the scent! Super sweet smelling!
The Chromolift machine was used to encourage and better enhance the quicker absorption of the hyaluronic acid which is used to help retains moisture, plump up lines to give skin the supple feel and correct uneven skintones. Did you know that Hyaluronic acid attracts water 1,000 times it’s own weight?
I fell asleep after they placed the Collagen mask as the whole process was so relaxing and comfortable. It’s important to have an adequate supply of collagen as it’s essential for healthy skin, making it look smooth, healthy, silky and strong. It also improves the elasticity of one’s skin, ensuring firm skin!
Last but not least, a thank you massage! It was a very comfortable shoulder, back, head and hand massage. She really helped worked out all the kinks in my sore shoulders! After lying down for a while, it felt really good! I felt really pampered! My facial came with a hand and back massage (twice!) and hand paraffin.
Pampered with a nice cup of tea!
How did I feel? Extremely revitalised! I was so comfortable that I fell asleep during the facial! My skin felt softer, smoother and more “boing-boing”!
The whole 1.5 hours session felt good! I enjoyed the massage so much that I felt that it was a bit short :p It was really refreshing, invigorating and pampering.
I went to their vanity corner to go smoothen my unruly hair. They provided brush, comb and also a hair dryer. Thank you Bella Skin Care for being so thoughtful!
I really enjoyed the treatment. Go try it for yourself!
Before and after treatment! Although it isn’t visible in pictures, my face definitely felt more moisturised and refreshed! The HydraIntense Solution is the ultimate program that works from deep within to provide essential moisture to the skin cells instantly, restoring hydration level and cell metabolism. Skin suppleness is reinvigorated like never before!
My skin really felt fresher, softer and more supple. I personally thought it was really good for me. Application of makeup afterwards went on smooth unlike previous times where I had patchy and cracked lines in my foundation due to my dry skin.
Check out Bella Skin Care from their website http://www.bellaskin.com.sg and their Facebook Page http://facebook.com/BellaSkinSG now! I think it’s really value for money! As you can see from the pictures above, Bella Skin Care has been really thorough with the steps, I felt extremely pampered! Seriously, it’s worth the original price of S$280. I would definitely pay for that. With the special promo given to my readers, delay no more! That’s more than a hundred bucks off the original price. Super affordable!!!!
Exclusively for www.nadnut.com readers! The HydraIntense Solution is discounted for you! Try it for only S$168 instead of the usual S$280!
As Asia’s leading network of superior skincare centres, Bella Skin Care offers an exclusive and comprehensive range of personalised programmes, each tailored-made to ensure perfect results, just for your skin type. Clients have enjoyed unparalleled results for problems such as oily & dehydrated skin, fine lines, pigmentation, acne, acne scars and unwanted hair with the help of Bella’s latest technology. For the best in professional skincare service, call Bella Skin Care today! All Bella Skin Care centres are staffed by a dedicated team of qualified skincare experts who are equipped with the latest developments in specialised skincare treatments and hair-removal services.
Bella Skin Care centres in Singapore are located at :
360 Orchard Rd, #08-06 International Building
6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-153, Marina Square
1 Jurong West Central 2, #B1-60, Jurong Point Shopping Centre
300 Tampines Ave 5, #01-04 NTUC Income Tampines Junction
23 Serangoon Central, #B1-52 Nex
Toll free number – 1800 7777 222
Recently, I received a very kind invite by the folks at BottomSlim. They mentioned that they noticed that I had lost some weight, had problems losing more on the bottom half and that my photoshoot was coming up. Thus, they had offered a free session for me to try their treatments!
For those who may not have heard of BottomSlim, here’s some info on them! They were the main presenter of the recent Star Awards 2013 (in which Ann Kok won the BottomSlim’s Sexiest Legs Award this year!).
Last recipe to share! For those who were wondering, I was not paid to share these posts, the hubby and I was just invited to experience the Master Class. :p
I will be sharing the recipe for Deep Fried Potato with Mozzarella Cheese where both the hubby and I helped to prepare.
- 200g Perfect Italiano Mozzarella Grated Cheese
- 400g potatoes
- 50g corn starch
- 50g chopped onion
- 5g cinnamon
- 5g ground black pepper
- 5g curry powder
- 2 eggs
- 4 garlic cloves
- 30g minced lemongrass
- 20g minced shallots
- 300g Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
- Lemon zest
- Oil to fry
Shred potatoes in food processor and place in strainer. Sprinkle with salt and drain for 15 mins. Chef Lino has kindly prepared the potatoes for us
Black Box will be yours free when you do an online survey, very simple one! Sometimes, it may go to spam, so please remember to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe list!
Else you might miss out on your free box!
For those, who are wondering, what’s Black Box all about… It’s Singapore’s first unisex sampling box, which is FREE!
Sample boxes offers a variety of items mostly in sample sizes (though there are a few in full size versions) for you to well, sample! Best way to try things out and later decide what works for you!
Not only are there products, there are also vouchers!
I received a variety of vouchers ranging from food, services and shopping vouchers! It also comes in a pouch, which auntie nadnut adores very much. Very good to reuse!
These are the contents of the April Black Box!
Some of my favourites for this month’s box:
1. Zappy Baby Wipes ($3,95 from Watsons and other leading pharmacies and supermarkets)
Easy to use. I carry it around all the time now. Great for foody moments like attacking crabs, chicken wings and prawns. Most of my colleagues who received the April Black Box gave their wipes to the mummies! But I kept mine :p Because it’s so useful! Oops. Sorry mama colleagues!
2. Vanish Pink Powder Sachet (S$9 for 500g from supermarkets).
My mum is a huge fan of Vanish. Needless to say, when she saw my Black Box, she shrieked in delight and wanted to kope mine! >.< Anyway, I stood my ground. Kept mine! Bringing it to Korea, will be there for 9 days! I’m not gonna carry 9 days of clothes around! Usually I will bring washing powder when I go for long holidays as I do my laundry there. Perfect for my trip in a few weeks time! Find out more about Vanish at www.vanish.com.sg
3. Darlie Expert White (S$5.90, available at supermarkets)
I was happy to see this reappear in this Black Box. I had left the previous tube in the hubby’s place and he conveniently koped and used it! Hmph. Immediately opened and used it, heh!
4. Nature Valley Oats ‘n Honey (S$6.30 for a box of 12, available at all major retailers)
This was actually featured in my previous box! Was so happy to see it again! Love the taste, I love nomming on it after a workout! I actually bought a few after trying it the last time! Keep it in my bag, just incase I do not have time for dinner, just grab my bar and noms!
Simply subscribe at www.BlackBox.sg and key in “nadnut” in the referrer code column and stand a chance to receive your very own FREE Black Box with at least 4 deluxe samples! Also “Like” Black Box on Facebook now as they have lots of promotions and giveaways on their Facebook Page!
Look at what I received a while back!
The lovely Valerie from dweam.com arranged to have a bag of lovely items sent to me some time ago! When I first received the bag, I was wondering what the heck was it! Not only did it felt bulky (but yet light), it was packaged in this lovely woven bag with a cheeky lil monkey called Greedy Chimp!
I unload the items and scooped them all in my greedy arms in no time! I also did up a little Q&A for those who were wondering about Greedy Chimp! (For the record, this is not an advertorial.)
Q: What is Greedy Chimp all about?
A: You’ve probably heard of those sampling boxes like Vanity Trove, Bella Box and Black Box. Instead, here we have a snacks bag! A bag of yummy snacks! If I’m correct, it’s a combination of sample sized and full sized items! These lovely snacks are delivered right to your doorstep!
Q: What’s inside?
A: There’ll be at least 6 yummy snacks selected by the good people at Greedy Chimp! They’ll be selected according to different themes! Would love to see a low carb one!
Q: What’s in your bag?
A: I got sweets (Impact Mints), Chocolates (Choc’s Chocolate Spoon and Chocbar) and an assortment of chips and munchies. (Mamee Rice Sticks, Cone Snack, Planet Popcorn and KIWA Golden Plantains).
Q: How do I subscribe?!
A: You can choose to subscribe monthly at a fee of S$14.90 or quarterly at a rate of S$44.70 at www.GreedyChimp.com!
Go get your very own Greedy Chimp bag now!
A shoutout to Colin from Colin’s Photograffi! Pics taken by him Do contact him if you have any photography rates! Quote ‘nadnut’ to get a discount!