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I got my hair darkened not too long ago at my trusted salon Shunji Matsuo 313. I went from this

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As some of you guys may know, I visited Maldives for a week for my "second" honeymoon. I left for Maldives looking like this.

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Silky smooth hair and tangle free hair. I'm pretty blessed honestly when it comes to my hair. It's naturally almost straight and in good condition. Although I am born with fine hair (who doesn't love a bit more volume, won't they?!), I love the fact that my hair is pretty smooth!

But after 7 days of the sea. Snorkeling, swimming and diving every single day. Needless to say, my hair soon looked like it had an abundance of sea salt spray in it.

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You've probably read about my preparation for CNY. I've wrote about my Alice in Wonderland nails done at Milly's. I've also 'settled' shopping for Chinese New Year.

Aside from that, just two days ago, I visited Caely at Shunji Matsuo 313. I actually had wanted to just style my hair for my birthday dinner.

Off to a staycation! This time, it's planned by c(hubby)!

My hair was this shade after fading a bit. I honestly like this shade of brown. But after visiting Caely, she suggested I colour my hair to touch up my roots.

As usual, I told her 'anything'. I am comfortable leaving it up to her to decide. So far, everything that she has chosen for me, I love it! I just didn't want red hair again. Though red is sibeh huat for Chinese New Year LOL

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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
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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
  • Derivatives
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  • Sles
  • Silicones
  • Parabens

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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