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[Beauty Review] Tsubaki Hair Oil

Thursday, 16 October 2014



tsubaki recently launched a new hair oil product last september. after given a quick presentation on the product at the shiseido office, i found the making of the product quite interesting  ingredients used are specially selected camellia seeds from goto islands in nagasaki, japan. the perfect location and weather are suited to produce high quality camellia seeds. after a careful handpicked selection of ripe fruits, it undergoes a traditional and time consuming extraction method. only pure camellia oil obtained from the first pressing is used, ensuring high quality. the whole process does sound very organic and healthy, and i guess thats what appealed to me most. 

key benefits
01 formulated with high concentration of selected camellia oil to deeply protect, moisturise and repair your hair, resulting in luxurious shine 02 instantly penetrates hair upon application without feeling greasy or sticky and gives a silky smooth finish 03 protects your hair from damage by UV rays and heat from hair dryers (or other styling equipment), while preventing split ends and hair breakage 04 elegant and indulgent scent of floral and green fruity notes

3 ways application
01 to apply evenly spread half the appropriate amount (about 20 cent coin size for mid length hair) onto the palms and work through the hair. then, spread the second half onto the palms and focus on areas that require extra application. 

02 to prevent flat hair — start application from the damaged tips and gradually work upwards to the roots to avoid flat hair. refrain from applying large amount. this is recommended to those who have soft and fine hair.

03 to reduce volume or prevent dry hair apply an appropriate amount to wet hair and dry it with a hair dryer. then, spread a small amount onto the palms an apply on bottom half of the hair to reduce the volume. recommended to those who have thick and voluminous hair.

based on my experience with the product
having a few bad knots due to frequent hair colouring (i've decided to stop), combing my hair is extremely painstaking. also, it looks dry and naturally messy. i've been using the tsubaki hair oil on and off now before writing this review, and yes i could feel the difference in the smoothness and shine. i, of course, made the effort to comb and untangle knots after shower to achieve maximum pretty hair state. haha. the flora scented oil smells really good and application was a breeze, i pretty much just rubbed the oil in and had everything under control in less than 10 minutes. i certainly do hate doing stuffs that takes too much of my time.

if you aren't quite convince yet, heres another reason — it is a leave on hair oil! what it basically means is that i do not have to blow dry my hair and allow it to naturally dry. woohoo! i don't know about you, but i previously was recommended to use this "shine and shield" hair product that requires me to blow dry my hair after. too much fuss yknow? i cannot keep up with the routine! so yes, this is quite a gem if you have lots of bad knots / dry hair but ain't got time to maintain (like me).

retailing
the 60ml tsubaki hair oil is available at 26.90 SGD exclusively on watsons 

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Oh BOYY

Monday, 6 October 2014


continuing our cafe adventures at thong lor, down a few streets was BOYY. the cafe was quiet for a wednesday afternoon, yucca plants surrounding the cafe and the marbled concrete wall/ flooring on the exterior  it was all too aesthetically lovely, i had to have an outfit shot done. photos by marc.

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Sunday, 5 October 2014


decided to bring in selected items from my trip to this blog, perhaps in hopes to share with you some of my personal favourite finds. the 03 bar is priced at 25 SGD with complimentary registered postage. if you are interested to purchase please email me at desireeliew@gmail.com! limited qty only, and i won't restock this design once its sold out. fastest finger first!

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Roast Coffee & Eatery

Friday, 26 September 2014



hello from bangkok! this trip was a total impromptu as we booked flights and accommodation just 4 days before we left. honestly, i did travelled with a heavy heart, because i have lots of work waiting to be completed back in singapore. i promise to work doubly hard over the next week :( anyway, you can follow our adventures on #madegoestobangkok

this is my second time at roast coffee and eatery, and i'm still so in love with this place. they serve amazing food and interiors are so pretty! marc had pulled pork burger while i had vodka arrabiata. yummy yummy stuffs. i highly recommend this restaurant if you are coming to bangkok. its located at thong lor soi 13.

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Floral Punk

Thursday, 18 September 2014


two new statement earrings ℅ florapunk. marc and i met julia doan (follow this berlin babe on instagram), the owner of florapunk last saturday for supper at swee choon after her YG concert. she's a total fan of big bang. with barely 5 hours of sleep, we met the next morning for a quick shoot before she flew back to vietnam/ berlin, i'll upload the photos soon! 
 

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