Friday, October 24, 2014

Essential



A perfect day for me starts with the right outfit, nice skin and most importantly, perfect hair!




A good hair day instantly perks me up and it makes taking outfit pictures so much easier :D

& my secret to a good hair day? *Drumrolls*





Essential!
I first tried this brand because I was drawn to its sweet fruity scent that lasts throughout the day.
However, smelling good is not the only benefit I look for in a shampoo. I colour my hair very frequently and tong it on a daily basis so I need a product that keeps my hair smooth and healthy - Essential does just that for me! :D


I've been using the Nuance Airy for awhile now and was thrilled to hear that this October, Essential relaunches with brand new packaging, improved formula and a new variant!

Notice the difference in packaging? 


Out of these 4, the Yellow and Blue variants have technology that caters to people with combination hair. The term combination hair may be foreign to you but it is similar to that of combination skin where hair condition of the same person is not uniform from root to tip. 

People with combination hair do not have one haircare product where they can use to solve both problems of oily roots and dry ends. 

Using a rich moisturizing product to care for their dry ends usually ends up having too much product build-up on their scalp, resulting in a heavy, oily scalp. Using a light, clarifying product to care for their oily scalp will then cause their ends to be even drier. As a result, people with combination hair will either have only one out of the two problems solved, or they have to rotate between using a rich moisturizing product and a light clarifying product to achieve a balance.










Deep Clensing Care

Light Finish Volumnizing 

The new Essential Light Finish Volumizing (yellow) & Deep Cleansing Care (blue) variants have the optimum combination of Smart Cuticle Care & Sebum Cleansing Technology to target both problems of roots and hair ends! Simply refer to the chart above to find out which category you belong to!


I am "Yes, a little" to both questions so the Light Finish Volumizing Shampoo/Conditioner ($11.50 each, the smaller packaging is $4.50 each) is the best option for me. I've been using this duo for a week now and I'm absolutely sold! Not only does it keep my scalp refreshed, the ends of my hair is also tangle-free all day! This makes blow drying my hair faster because water doesn't get trapped in tangles after shampooing :D 

Another item I highly recommend is this treatment tube that is perfect for Busy (Or lazy) people! 
It only takes 30 seconds to deeply moisturize your hair. 



Love the volume and healthy shine in my hair now!
Start your Essential journey with free samples of the Light Finish Volumnizing Shampoo/Conditioner now! Redeemable at http://on.fb.me/lpkXmPr (: 

The new range is available from mid-September 2014 at leading supermarkets, hypermarkets, western pharmacies and personal care stores.

Start following Essential on Instagram and Facebook for updates! :D 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dancing Crab


Spent the Diwali PH with J, Zoe and her +1 pampering our nails at The Nail Status followed by a huge seafood feast at Dancing Crab. This is my 2nd time there and after trying a couple of other places with this similar concept, I can safely say Dancing Crab is my favourite! I love my food spicy and their Spicy Signature Sauce is super yum! So was the Garlic Butter sauce! Contrary to the reviews I read online, the service crew that attended to us were pretty friendly and enthusiastic except that one of them got our orders wrong but was quickly rectified despite the busy hour. 


We shared: Combo Bag #1, one Sri Lankan Crab, Breaded Sea Scallops, White Clams and truffle fries. Total added to about $150 a couple, expensive but so satisfying (: 

Time to get our hands dirty!!


Oily as hell but tastes so good! Approve!



The 1kg Sri Lankan Crab with Garlic Butter Sauce. 


Combo Bag #1 *SLURPS* 



Devoured 





That evening, in Hollyhoque's - In Graceful Swing Dress (White). I love skater dresses because they are designed to enhance the hour glass figure - perfect for all body types. This dress was previously made in another print that sold like hot cakes! Can you guess what is it? :P (Hint: It comes in Blue and Maroon) My usual self would have opted for the Black but something about the pinks and purples makes this so ultra cute - I just couldn't resist. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TTEOKBOKKI SISTERS IN SEOUL - DAY 3

Continuing from my previous entry on our Seoul holiday here...
Day 3 saw us exploring the shopping streets near Ewha Women University! 
Shopped so much (Shoes in particular), I wouldn't have survived the day without Liz's help with the shopping bags :P  





Full get-up from Hollyhoque
Complete with my trusty loafers from Aldo :D 


Liz, also decked in Hollyhoque :P 
Carolina Peep Sleeves Top - Black (Sold out) & Daylight Garden Skirt - Mint


First thing we did upon reaching the shopping streets was to look for something to fill out tummies!
Chanced upon this newly opened "Jjim Dak" (Korean simmered & seasoned chicken) restaurant that smelled super good and was packed with people so we walked right in and asked for a table. 




We ordered the "Spicy Andong Chicken" that was good for 2-3 people.
It was so yummy, Liz and I polished everything :D


We kept seeing (Nitrogen) Ice-cream shops around as we were shopping so we decided to jump on the bandwagon and gave it a try too :P 











I love how the Koreans are so particular about "packaging". 



 Tadah! The (Liquid) Nitrogen Ice-cream tastes extremely velvety and creamy.
Probably the smoothest I've tasted. 
I wonder if we have Nitrogen Ice-cream back home as well? 



















We hopped on a taxi and headed over to Garuso-Gil for more shopping! 
Took a break in between at Deux Creme Tarts. 
They have a huge selection of tarts, you'll be spoilt for choice. 

 & before we realized, it was time to meet Don and his girlfriend for dinner! 
Don has been living in Korea for quite a while now and I'll surely visit him whenever I'm there - He always takes us to the best foodie places in Seoul (: 




This time, he brought us to 난장캠프 that directly translates to Nan Jang Camp - BBQ-ing in camping style. Camping restaurants like such is increasingly popular in Korea and you can find a lot more of such restaurants in the Hongdae area. 

Address: #519-26 Shinsa-Dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul
Telephone: 0234436466



Teehee! Happy campers indeed :D 



& what is Korean BBQ without some Soju? 
It was a great night out even though it was only Liz's first time meeting Don (: 


XO