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Although I'm a mother now, doesn't mean I'm not hiao. LOL.

How has your preparation been? I'm all prepared on the hiao front like clothes, hair, nails but my house is still not clean!

Panicking a bit actually. Last few days to tidy up the mess!

On the hiao-front, I've gotten my hair and nails done! A few weeks ago, I visited Caely, my stylist from Shunji Matsuo 313. I super buay tahan my outgrown roots and wanted to touch up my hair. She bleached my roots and gave me a darker colour so that my whole hair colour would be even-ed out rather than be patchy. It will lighten in time and then it's time to play with colour again. WOOHOO!

Here's the end result!

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She had also customised a Shu Uemura Master Ceremony Treatment to help strengthen my hair and also reduce dryness from bleaching.

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If you look at my hair now, you will never guess that it has been bleached plenty of times within 6 months and coloured over and over again. Healthy hair yo!

Feel free to show Caely any of my pics if you are looking to get this colour too! And as usual, when you quote my name Nadia or nick nadnut, you'll enjoy 10% off chemical services!

Also, do check out my Shunji Matsuo 313 hair journey here:

Check out Shunji Matsuo @ 313 now! Quote my name (nadia or nadnut) to get 10% off your chemical services (i.e. colouring, treatment, perming, straightening etc)! Anyway, If you like any of my hair colours, do show Caely these pics to get the colours! Easier to show her!

Shunji Matsuo Hair Salon @ 313
313 Orchard Road, 313@Somerset, #03-26
(t) +65 6238 0226
(w) http://www.shunjimatsuo313.com.sg
(fb) https://www.facebook.com/shunjimatsuohairstudio
(insta): @Shunjimatsuo
Twitter: #ShunjiMatsuoSG

I then visited Milly's at the Suntec City branch to get my nails pampered. Went through a classic manicure and pedicure where my cuticles were trimmed and had some lovely nail art! This time, I opted for gelish with a bright and cutesy design of chicks, eggs and hearts!

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Visit Milly’s at the following outlets to get your nails and lashes done! Remember to quote 'nadnut' to enjoy special perks!

Far East Plaza?
14 Scotts Road #03-131
Singapore 228213
?Tel: 67376723

?Bugis Cube
?470 North Bridge Road #02-12
Singapore 188735
?Tel: 63376876

Suntec City?
3 Temasek Boulevard
?Suntec City Tower 1&2
#03-324/325
Singapore 038983
Tel: 62386216

JEM
50 Jurong Gateway Road #04-07/08
Singapore 608549 
Tel:67346216

Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road #02-11
Singapore 238839
Tel: 62526216

Website: http://www.millys.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Millys.Hair.Lashes.Nails
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/millys.sg

SMS for appointments: 83835395

Check out the other interesting nail art that I've done with Milly's!

These were my pampering treats! How did you prepare for your CNY? Let me know!

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As a full time working mother, I hardly have time for myself. Coupled with the fact that Aidan is sticky, and I'm a clingy mama, I hardly find time to blog, exercise or elaborate skincare routines. It’s really tough being a working mother. In addition to being a mother – which is tough enough as is! – I’m also working at the same time.

When I do things such as head out for a dinner with girlfriends or out for a yoga class, I'll feel extremely guilty leaving Aidan behind with my husband/mother-in-law/mother. It feels like I'm neglecting him to enjoy, you know?

Same goes with say blogging at home or taking time to do elaborate skincare routines. When Aidan sees me and if I'm not attending to him, he tends to cry badly. Especially now that he is teething. He is extremely cranky.

I'm not complaining, I enjoy every moment with him. Just that, I hardly have time for myself. But yet, I feel 'sad' that I no longer have time for myself. My skin, nails and hair has taken such a backseat as compared to last time. I never ever had my roots grow out back then nor have I ever not indulged in a good mask weekly. Working late nights and staying up late for baby has worsened my eye bags and dark eye circles. I also find that my frown lines have deepened – this must be because I’m under constant stress and worries most of the time.

Now? I touch up my hair like once in 3 months? (in comparison to every 3 weeks back then) and I have not seen a facial mask since I gave birth. I mean, how the heck can I ever find time to lie back and relax for a good twenty minutes? LOL. I also feel that my skin has looked a tad worse for wear these days. 🙁

I was glad to have been introduced to the Olay's latest launch, the Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo. The duo consists of the Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essense and the Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting cream.

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What I like about these products is that it's easy and fast to use.

The Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence

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It's unique auto-dropper packaging ensures the exact and right amount of pre-essence is delivered in every single application. No mess at all!

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The Pre-Essence is designed to boost the penetration of anti-aging actives of your moisturiser to increase skin cell metabolism and renewal for stunning, youthful skin that looks up to 10 years younger.

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The first drop starts renewal of a million surface cells and helps visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, pores and firms the skin.

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Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

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Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is Olay's most advanced and award-winning best selling Regenerist anti-aging cream.

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I read that it is the result of over 50 years of Olay research and formulated with the most concentrated Amino-Peptide Complex and Hydra-Firming Complex to lift, firm and micro-sculpt your look for younger looking skin.

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I used this after using the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence! Aside from renewing the skin's surface layer, it also helps reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps hydrates the skin to help plump and firm skin! Perfect for my dry skin!

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Can't wait to see how my skin will improve after prolong usage of the products!

The Olay products that I've shared is available in popular stores such as Guardian and Watsons stores, and also here on Lazada!

Thank you Nuffnang and Olay for sending these products to me!

By the way, I did a simple video for Olay recently. Do check it out here!

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This is a Thursday's Travels - Anything about previous, current and future (upcoming) travel exploits entry under my Singapore Travel Blog themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

While BFF and I were researching for our trip last year, we had decided that we wanted the hanbok experience. We wanted to wear a hanbok and walk along the streets in Korea.

I mean, we could buy a hanbok and bring it home but when will we wear it? Might as well rent a hanbok and have the full experience in Korea.

After doing some research, we came across Oneday Hanbok which allowed us to rent a hanbok in Korea. Plus the hanbok was great to cover my baby bump then! (was about 5-6 months pregnant, if I remembered correctly)

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Oneday Hanbok was conveniently located at one of the train stations.

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As some of you guys may know, I got pregnant last year and gave birth early this year. After giving birth, I was horrified when I saw the increase in my hair fall. Apparently I was not immune to the dreaded postnatal hair loss. I checked with my fellow mummy group and most of them also faced postnatal hair loss, even the youngest which is years younger than me! All of us mamas of all ages were not spared!

I realised that after giving birth, due to stress, hormonal changes, us women are prone to hair loss. During this very sad period, we tend to 'shed' hair and suffer from weak hair roots. It takes months and even years for some to get over the postnatal hair loss stage.

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I was happy to be introduced to Plantur 21 which is part of the Dr. Wolff Group, a fourth-generation Germany family business specialising in research, development and marketing of highly innovative cosmetic and pharmaceutical products with more than 80 years of experience with dermatology and galenic formula.

Plantur 21 is exclusively directed at young women between ages of 21 and 39. The products help solve problems that naturally occur during this stage of life due to stressful life situations such as stress or nutritional deficiencies (i.e. not health disorders).

The Plantur 21 shampoo provides an effective solution for weak hair roots and helps combat poor hair growth.

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I heard from the Plantur21 folks that if their products are used regularly, the Nutri- Caffeine Complex gives hair roots the energy boosts that they desperately lack of. Plantur 21 Caffeine supports the energy supply and helps to reduce hair loss. In addition, the valuable micronutrients biotin, magnesium, calcium and zinc support the supply of the hair roots.

I've started using the Plantur 21 shampoo ($18.90) daily hoping that it ensures enough sufficient energy supply to the hair roots. All it takes is a 2 minutes application on the scalp for the Nutri-caffeine complex to help penetrate the hair roots after that a rinse off. It is safe to be used during pregnancy too!

I also liked that the shampoo does not contain any silicones which tends to weigh down the hair, which was perfect for my fine hair!

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Both the shampoo and conditioner picked for me were especially used for dull, colour-treated and stressed hair like mine!

The Plantur 21 Nutri-conditioner ($12.90), like the shampoo was pleasant smelling and easy to use. There was no oily nor greasy residue after washing off.

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The Plantur 21 Nutri-Caffeine Elixir ($19.90) is a scalp tonic that helps to combats poor hair growth by helping to speed up the process of normalisation of hair growth cycle and strengthening hair growth. Currently I'm using it day and night.

I guess one mistake that I made previously was not using any hair loss products earlier. I should have prevented hair loss by using products such as Plantur 21 to help prevent hair loss.

In the meantime, I'll continue Plantur21! Will be trying it for a longer period and will update you guys on how it goes!

If you'll like to check out the Plantur21 range, it is available in Guardian, selected Watsons, Unity, NTUC FairPrice, Cold Storage, Giant NHG and independent pharmacies.

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Wanna win a set of Plantur 21 Shampoo and Conditioner? I have 3 sets to give away! Simply share my Plantur21 Facebook post (and ensure it's to Public and not to Friends Only, else we can't see!) by 9 December 2016 for a chance to win!

Do take note that the contest is only applicable to participants residing in Singapore!

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As a parent, I try my best to source and search for products that contains as little chemicals and are more natural as possible for my baby. Also coupled with the fact that Aidan has eczema makes me more cautious of most products.

When I was introduced to ecostore, I was intrigued by the fact that this New Zealand brand produces healthier and safer products for people by using plant and mineral based ingredients. They also shared that some of their customers' eczema, dermatitis and other allergies had actually improved (and some even totally disappeared!) after using ecostore products!

Aside from that, ecostore products use only sustainably sourced ingredients that are not only safe and kind to us, but also kinder to planet earth! Personally, I like the fact that their products do not contain harsh chemicals and harmful ingredients! Good for me, baby, everybody and the environment! Sounds like a win-win situation! I love the whole concept of supporting the environment in a very easy and fuss-free manner.

ecostore has recently launched their baby care range which is marketed as helping babies get the best start in life with plant-based products that we can trust. One of the reasons it's so important to take extra care is that babies are more vulnerable to the harmful effects of the chemicals used in products as their skin is thinner than an adult’s, and the protective barrier of their skin is still not fully developed.

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The ecostore products that I received were the:

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ecostore baby shampoo: A nourishing shampoo to gently cleanse baby's fine hair and sensitive scalp, retaining the moisture and leaving it soft, shiny and protected. The baby shampoo contains a delicate blend of lavender and geranium oils for a beautifully soft, clean fragrance.

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ecostore baby body wash: Gently cleanse and condition baby's skin with the body wash – a mild alternative to soap. The plant-based ingredients used in the baby body wash match the oils and amino acids found naturally in babies’ skin.
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ecostore baby sleepy time bath: A soothing plant-based infusion with a gentle blend of lavender and geranium oils to add to baby's bath water to get them ready to sleep!

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ecostore baby moisturiser: Softens and conditions baby's skin, protecting them from dryness and irritation. With a soft natural fragrance of lavender and geranium. To be massaged onto baby's skin after their bath to help prevent dryness with its nourishing blend of olive, jojoba and coconut oils in a shea butter base.

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We used the products recently while bathing Aidan!

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As we were preparing for his bedtime, we used the ecostore baby sleepy time bath. Simply squirt a small amount will do!

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Also shampooed his hair and used the body wash on him.

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And finally we used the moisturiser!

I like the scent of their products honestly. Very soothing and sweet smelling. Aside from that, it feels good using products that are good for Aidan and the environment.

And what does Aidan think about the products?

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I think he thinks they’re delicious. HAHHAA.

Find out more about Ecostore to grab yourself some goodies for your little one here:

ecostore website
their online store

Thanks Nuffnang and ecostore for the ecostore baby range products! Aidan and I really appreciate and enjoy them!

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