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I seem to be getting a reputation at work. Colleagues have said that they can't keep track of my hair colour. LOL

Remember my previous blog post about my chilli red and red violet hair? This time, I decided I didn't want my hair that red anymore.

I came in looking like that.

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Yes, I know. Extremely itchy backside of me. I visited Caely at Shunji Matsuo at 313 Somerset and she suggested I lightened my hair first and to come back later for a darker colour if I wasn't comfortable with it.

She warned me that it would get lighter after a few weeks.

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Instead of bleaching, she lightened it. Lightening is a less harsher method but of course, it can't go as super blonde unless you bleach it.

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She topped it off with a reddish brown colour which I love!

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And styled for me that day. Me love!

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And as mentioned by Caely, the colour soon lightened. I think this is my closest to blonde so far? Love it! Unfortunately I felt it was a tad too blonde for work so I went back to Caely to darken it. SUPER PAISEH ABOUT IT MAN! :(

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Trying out a darker mahogany brown this time so that the colour will fade to brown (instead of blonde) after a while.

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Like this!

Despite my fickleness, the numerous hair colours and lightening, my hair is still extremely soft because Caely used a Conditioner Colour which does not contain ammonia and is considered as a gloss colour. Thus shinier hair!

My colleague even mentioned my hair looks even more healthier now! LOL

Anyway, If you like any of my hair colours, do show Caely these pics to get the colours! Easier to show her!

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)!

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Shunji Matsuo Hair Salon @ 313
313 Orchard Road, 313@Somerset, #03-26
(t) +65 6238 0226
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(fb) https://www.facebook.com/HairSalon313 and https://www.facebook.com/shunjimatsuohairstudio
(insta): @Shunjimatsuo
Twitter: #ShunjiMatsuoSG

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I was contacted by Herine, a mutual friend of BFF's to review bSoul's Normalization Kit. I felt intrigued about the term Normalization as it wasn't something I have heard before from other skincare. Thus I decided to take up the challenge!

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I was sent these products to try and I used nothing but bSoul (except for eye cream and sunblock) skincare for 2 months.

First, I'll like to share more info about the term 'normalisation effect'.

About bSoul.

bSoul is the first eco-friendly phytoceutical line rich with eco-certified active ingredients that allows one to look younger, longer. bSoul uses highly effective beauty products with natural formulas and refined textures.

bSoul is not only made without animal testing, it is also made without the use of

  • Petroleum
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  • Silicones
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Normalization Effect

The skin, as any other organ in our body has a restoration, normalization and reactivation time. This means that the skin is capable of self-regeneration and self-protection. bSoul believes that the choice of not using non-biocompatible substances, plastics and silicones really helps for our skin to work at it's best. Which is why they do not use any paraffin, acrylics and silicones in their products. bSoul aims in not interfering with the skin to self-regenerate and to allow the physiological activation of the free radicals antioxidant system.

In order to really test if bSoul works, I had to skip all other skincare for the two months which is why I took a really long time to write this review!

Products tested

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bSoul Hydra-Milk Cleanser: A cleansing emulsion with argan oil, rosa mosqueta, extracts of rosemary, sage, thyme and natural surfactants. It helps to cleanse physiologically respecting the hydro-lipoprotein film of the skin.

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bSoul Redness-sinergy serum: Helps combats anti-redness for face and neck. It mulates the skin's defence mechanism against oxidative stress.

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bSoul Hydra-face scrub 3action : Helps in cell turnover normalization

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bSoul Hydra-Comfort Face Cream: Main key ingredient: Vitamin E, a soluble antioxidant which helpsto stop the lipid peroxidation of the cell membranes.

My thoughts

Honestly when I first started using bSoul's products, I started breaking out. I normally do not break out at all. My skin is pretty much quite a desert.

But I broke out, had some acne looking spots. I did a quick check with Herine and she assured me that breaking out is normal as bSoul helps in purging out all of the toxins and bad stuff before repairing the skin.

I was skeptical at first but I continued using bSoul. Sure enough, after a few weeks, my skin 'normalised'.  The breakouts ceased and my skin was back to normal. No more breakouts!

However, I did noticed that my skin was a bit more moisturised after that. It's been two months so far and  I am feeling encouraged! Have decided to continue trying bSoul to monitor more of the normalisation process! I also liked the scent and texture of bSoul's products. The products are absorbed really quickly and isn't greasy which are huge plus points to me.

If you would like to check out bSoul, check them out at either their Facebook page www.facebook.com/bSoul.Singapore or their website www.meditrina.com.sg.

bSoul is offering 10% off to my readers too. Simply quote 'BSNadnut10%' before 28th February 2015 to enjoy the discount!

Thanks bSoul for sending the products over! FYI, this isn't an obligated review nor was I paid to write this. Thanks!

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I've been a red head since September. I loved dyeing my hair red! The only downside with red is that it'll fade. It's guaranteed to fade, it's just a matter of when.

The great thing is that I get 4 different hair colours in 6 weeks just from one dye job 😡

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Tadah! From Chilli Red to Pinkish to Brownish with pinkish red streaks and light brown finally!

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Last month, my hair colour faded to this brown (which is pretty much the normal brown I used to have prior to my redhead days)

Visited Caely again in October and touched up my hair! Back to my Chilli Red hair colour!

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Then came Fidel's wedding, I figured that Chilli Red hair might be a tad too eye catching, especially that I'm one of Fidel's bridesmaid. Too outstanding lah.

So I visited Caely and asked for her opinion. I really liked red but chilli red was really way too outstanding. Caely thought about it and voila. She gave me this.

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Red violet!

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A marriage of two lovely colours! It isn't as outstanding as the Chilli Red previously but it wasn't as dull as brown hair. (Not that I dislike brown, infact I'm going to dye brown for 2015 because one of my lucky colours for 2015 is brown. Yes, I'm cheena that way)

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With the lovely bride. You can see the purplish tinge here! It isn't too eye-catching but it definitely is something different. And I like it!

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With my #mysterymakan girls!

Skai aka c(hubby) actually loves Chilli Red while it seems that Red Violet is more popular amongst my friends in this little question I asked on my Instagram yesterday.

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Which do you prefer? Do comment! Chilli Red or Red Violet!

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Caely also trimmed my bob. I've been meaning to grow out my bob but I keep cutting shorter and shorter!

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Was looking at my hair journey since this year. Shorter and shorter! Short hair is really addictive!

Anyway, If you like any of my hair colours, do show Caely these pics to get the colours! Easier to show her!

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I've also gotten for myself this Matrix Biolage Colour Shampoo and Conditioner combo. Usually priced at $66, it's now retailing at $49! While stocks last!

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)!

“Like” Shunji Matsuo 313 on Facebook! They usually post great promotions there!

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/HairSalon313 and https://www.facebook.com/shunjimatsuohairstudio
(insta): @Shunjimatsuo
Twitter: #ShunjiMatsuoSG

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Remember my previous entry where I had a concave bob hair cut? After a month, I was due for a much needed trim.

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Needed to touch up the ugly black roots and hair looked a bit messy. But this time, I wanted to do something different. I wanted a new hair colour but I wasn't ready to bleach my hair. I discussed with my hairstylist Caely from Shunji Matsuo 313 and we decided to go red. I tried red in the past but not THIS red. We decided to go bright red this time.

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She also gave me a different haircut. We went for a textured bob this time which gave my fine hair more volume! What's amazing is that I need not bleach my hair at all! Some background info on a Shunji Matsuo Haircut.

Shunji Matsuo believes that a hairstyle is what the stylist and customer design together. Their niche cutting technique is founded by Shunji Matsuo and Kazuhide Inoue, Director of renowned japan salon Fiber Zone and Zone and Section academy. They believe that creating a perfect structured style that aligns with the skeletal structure of the face and the hair fiber is very important so that the hairstyle will last longer, more resilient to changes and frames one's face shape perfectly.

And so far, I love all the haircuts by Caely!

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I collaged the difference from the previous concave bob and now, the textured bob!

Thank you Caely!

Check out Shunji Matsuo @ 313 now! If you'll like to get this shade of red, simply show Caely from Shunji Matsuo 313 any of these pics!

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If you'll like to colour your hair, you'll be glad to know that Shunji Matsuo 313 is offering 15% off chemical services from now till 26th October 2014 for their anniversary! Simply quote 'nadnut' or 'nadia' to enjoy this offer!

“Like” Shunji Matsuo 313 on Facebook! They usually post great promotions there!

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/HairSalon313 and https://www.facebook.com/shunjimatsuohairstudio
(insta): @Shunjimatsuo
Twitter: #ShunjiMatsuoSG

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Remember my previous entry? I had went for a shorter do by Caely from Shunji Matsuo 313.

My bob had grown out really fast!

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This is just after two weeks!

I am trying my earnest to grow out my fringe and I have resorted to tucking it at the side or clipping it. Argh. So irritating! Any tips guys?

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I soon visited Caely and asked her for help. I needed a shorter do (am still loving short hair). After an assessment of my hair condition, Caely suggested that I go for the scalp treatment as I did feel that I had a bit of an itchy scalp recently.

The BEFORE pics.

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Uber flat fringe when I part on the right. So tempted to chop off my fringe!

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Left parting.

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Nice slope on the left.

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Starting to curl on the right.

I HAVE SUCH UNRULY HAIR!

After cutting the hair, it was time for the scalp treatment!

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They first deep cleanse and removed extra sebum on my scalp.

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Invigorate the scalp by doing a micro-circulation massage with cooling sensation to help clear up impurities, refresh and also help nourishes the scalp. I love the cooling mint mask, felt super shiok!

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Treat and massage by gently massaging using the Bio Scalp Pulser with Anti Hair Loss Tonic for maximum result! They used this pulsating applicator that looked like a brush to apply the tonic evenly. It really felt like a mini massage!

It is important to go for a scalp treatment monthl to keep the scalp healthy! It's like a detox for the scalp. After all, we do monthly massages for our aches and pains, monthly facials, monthly detoxes, it is a need to go for monthly scalp treatments too! After the 'detox', it helps cleanses the scalp and help better absorption of other treatments!

And here is the finally outcome!

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Hello concave bob!

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I love how my hair looks like it's super thick!

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Caely used the Shiseido Powder Shake to help style my hair for the added volume! I think a good haircut is very important! It's easy to maintain and it looks as if it's styled everyday without much effort!

Just for comparison sake, my before and after!

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Which style do you prefer for me? The longish bob or this concave bob?

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Thank you Caely!

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)!

“Like” Shunji Matsuo 313 on Facebook! They usually post great promotions there!

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/HairSalon313 and https://www.facebook.com/shunjimatsuohairstudio
(insta): @Shunjimatsuo
Twitter: #ShunjiMatsuoSG

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