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Far, far away, in the beautiful land of Avedpletella, there lived a princess. Princess Bun had very thick and long hair which she loved very much and spent a lot of time grooming. However no matter how much she tried, she would wake up every morning looking like birds made a nest out of her head.

She knew who was behind it – The Evil Brothers. This band of hair bandits would creep every night into the homes of people and derive pleasure from making hair look fried, damaged, tangled, crazy and sorry. Their merciless ways caused great distress to the kingdom of Avedpletella.

One day, Princess Bun was playing in the forest when out of nowhere appeared The Evil Brothers. Through tears and screams, Princess Bun ran for her life across valleys and streams.

She reached Modai, land of the brave and fearless. As Princess Bun sought shelter in Garden of Vanda Joquim, she caught the eye of a free-spirited warrior, famously known as Warrior Bun.


“Let me take care of it”,

assured Warrior Bun.





In no time, The Evil Brothers were defeated by Warrior Bun. Warrior Bun gifted Princess Bun the Elixirs of Beautiful Hair, from her country of Modai.


Protect Your Hair Cuticles From ‘Pillow Friction’ With Essential Sleeping Mask

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Before I launch into my comic-toy illustration of how a lion and a steed exchanged hair tips that might throw your forgotten childhood memories into disarray, I must first make it clear that this post is about 2 new awesome hair products I’ve been introduced to – new Essential Sleeping Hair and Essential Leave On Serum, as you can see from the above picture. :)

Now, we start.

Once upon a time, a majestic beast with a mane of golden-brown hair walked the forest bed and through a pinhole constructed by thick shurbs, something caught his eye.


The lion advanced towards the gleaming light and displayed before his eyes was a steed dressed in the most beautiful of manes and the most flowy of tails.


Softly on padded paws, the lion emerged through the shrubs and politely asked the horse.


The horse was taken aback but composed itself in front of the beast with such an intimidating disposition.


1 Tool, 6 Different Hairstyles With Panasonic Multi-Styling Straightener


It’s not every weekend that we get to enjoy a bright, sunny, beautiful Sunday afternoon! So after Min and I played ‘home spa’ with the Panasonic Facial Ionic Steamer, we decided to play ‘home salon’ with the Panasonic Multi-Styling Straightener!

Beauty bloggers usually take a ‘BEFORE’ picture so that readers can see and compare the after effects of having used a particular product or service.

This is Min’s verison of a ‘BEFORE’:


LOL!! Totally her style. XD


Celebrating Nuffnang’s 6th Birthday Bash With 60’s Makeup And Purple Hair


Happy 6th birthday Nuffnang! I missed out on last year’s birthday bash as I became part of the Nuffnang family just right after the bash so I was extremely excited to be able to make it this time!


It came with a theme! Any party/gathering/outing that is tagged with a theme ups the game for me. I LOVE THEMED PARTIES! That’s why Halloween is my favorite festival! It’s one of the few times of the year where outrageous is legitimate and welcomed.

The theme was Retro 60’s. How fun! I’ve somehow never been part of a retro-themed party before – Shanghai checked, Uniform checked, Pyjamas checked, Color-coded checked… woah so many I can’t remember! Apart from the time where I totally went against the blue-white themed party at NuffnangX’s launch because I forgot there was a theme LOL, I’ve always put in effort to look the part for themed parties. 😀

I decided to have one focal point; the hair was the defining factor. 60’s hair was bold, poofy, wild, and girls loved to accessorize with ribbons and hairbands.


Where else to go get the best effect other than Salon Vim Bugis? This was how I looked prior to the hair teasing, pinning, spraying, styling. Why my cheeks so chubby?? ( O.O )


My usual hairstylist, Weng, was busy so he got Tar to do my hair. I showed Tar some pictures of the look I wanted and Tar did a fantastic job! She said “I like doing this kind of hairstyle because in Thailand the girls like to go out and party and they always go salon to do their hair”. Haha! Tar is from Thailand and it’s my fortune but everyone’s bummer that it was her last day! She left to go make babies. :)


No bumpits were used to create the bump. Just pure teasing and crimping and spraying and styling. Must’ve used up half a can of hairspray. =O


Get Rid Of Unwanted Hair In The Comfort Of Your Home: Hare Way Espil IPL Hair Removal Home Kit


Society loves a woman who has hair at all the right places.

The more the merrier here: Eyelashes, eyebrows, on the head
Must be hair-less here: Everywhere else

I said ‘society’ because if I were living on an uninhabited island, I wouldn’t give two hoots if my legs had hair long enough worthy of challenge against the Woolly Mammoth, or if my underarm hair grew till I had to french braid them so that they would not be mistaken by crustaceans as seaweed when I go fishing in the sea.

For the longest time I’ve been epilating, simply because it’s one level up from shaving. An epilator extracts the hair from the roots, thus leaving a smoother finish and longer lasting results. I need only epilate every 2-3 weeks. Epilation eliminates the risk of shaving your skin off too. I still vividly remember my first shaving experience – I tried it on a finger which had tiny hairs, and SHAVED THE SKIN OFF. I was like @_@!!! And yes, skin came off, blood flowed, went in shock, never shaved my fingers again.

I was immensely excited when Evelyn, Director of Hare Way, invited me for an IPL hair removal session at their cosy office. Firstly because I have never heard of a DIY IPL hair removal kit, and secondly because… actually the first reason was more than enough to keep me interested. Lol!

This was the machine used – Espil BSL-10 IPL Home Hair Removal System



Evelyn did it for me for the first round of shots, and I tried the remaining. A sudden surge of happiness dawned on me as I realized that I would be using less shots overall because I have shorter legs = smaller surface area. BAHAHAHA!!! The perks of being petite.


Awesome Chinese New Year 2013 With Purple Hair And Loved Ones


Purple is the color for royalties – it stands for luxury, nobility and wealth. It represents passion, aspirations and imagination and is the color of dreams the daydreamer escapes into from reality.

Purple is also the color of my hair. LOL. Actually my hair has more than just purple — it has brown, pink, maroon, violet, indigo, turquoise… Basically all the shades on the cool colored side of the rainbow.

I could never thank Salon Vim enough to have brought me under its wing and not only salvaged my very damaged hair but slowly restored it and gave me the confidence to flick my hair knowing it wouldn’t gravitationally fall like dried grass.

Despite the number of (color) transformations I’ve put my hair through, the condition of my hair hasn’t deteriorated. In fact, oddly enough, it has gotten BETTER because my stylist Weng takes really good care of my hair. My hair is naturally frizzy and dry, but its texture has improved by leaps and bounds having just done a couple of hair treatments at Salon Vim.

It was this crown of purple glory that made me stand out and sent compliments at the speed of flying daggers my way every time I visited a new house during Chinese New Year.

With The Family

Jang-Jang!! This is my family! We have this tradition where we’d take plenty of photos in various poses on CNY Day 1 and 2. My family loves taking photos and 6 is a great number.

😀 Yup, daddy and mummy have two girls and two boys.

My-family My family

Salon-Vim-Review-Purple-Blue-Pink-Turquoise-Hair-6 Mummy dearest and little brother

This is how I’ve been braiding my hair recently. Just a simple dutch braid to show the different shades of my hair.


On Day 2, the little cousins would come over and mess up the house bring lots of joy and laughter along.

Salon-Vim-Review-Purple-Blue-Pink-Turquoise-Hair-8 Jason and Carina

I don’t know what they’re laughing at but looking at my little cousin Carina laugh makes me smile every time.


I Have Gone To The World Of Crazy Hair Colors At Salon Vim Bugis, And Am Not Turning Back!


Before I tell you how in love I am with my current hair color now – and the innumerable compliments I’ve received for it, let us go back to some weeks ago when I went to have my hair done at Salon Vim’s swanky new branch at Bugis.


Dreamy, aren’t they, these dangling bulbs?


Newly opened and so crowded already!

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Gary gave me a tour of the two-storey property and like him, I really love the modern interior set inside a heritage-rich facade. The shafts of sunlight streaming in from the old-fashioned windows on the second floor synthesize with warm interior lights to give character to the room.



Your Crowning Glory Deserves A Specially Concocted Cocktail Treatment Made Just For You

It took just one horrible salon experience to reduce my hair to the texture of dried twigs. It was shocking to see the amount of damage done by a previous salon to my crowning glory – everyone who saw my hair in person could not believe that the previous salon would allow anyone to walk out of their salon with hair in such a terrible condition.

I looked like a WALKING JOSS STICK. :(

I was devastated with the condition of my hair but ten minutes into having my hair analyzed and speaking to the stylists at Salon Vim, I knew my hair had hope. I knew restoring health and shine back to my hair wasn’t impossible anymore. I knew I was in good hands.

For my first visit at Salon Vim a month ago, I had the moisture treatment following an ombre hair job, a dark brown base with magenta highlights. Super pretty!

This time, I asked my stylist Ivan what hair color would make a person’s hair look healthier and he said dark colors would naturally provide that. So after some discussion we decided to have my hair darkened to a dark purple with red-purple highlights. No more ombre, but hidden highlights.

I love how my hair looks so multidimensional, with different degrees of purple and violet peeking out from curtains of maroon.

GORGEOUS, isn’t it!!! Takes real skill and technique to achieve this. Thank you, Ivan! 😀

The photos of me in the orange top were taken a week after the visit to Salon Vim and my hair was still SO SOFT and extremely manageable. No styling needed, no blow drying. All I had to do to get ready to go out was apply Mythic Oil and that’s it.

It was the magical cocktail treatment, I tell you.

What I loved about the cocktail treatment at Salon Vim was the fact that it was specially MADE FOR ME.


Wow! Resorts World Genting, There’s More To You Than I Ever Knew!

*applause applause*

“And in this round, we have Juli’s team, up against their rivals for the championship of the Pyramid Game! Juli, you have to guess the answer based on descriptions given to you by your team mate. Remember to take note of some word exclusions. In order to win, you need to get ALL answers correct. Your 30 seconds starts…. NOW!”


Partner: CASINO!!
Me: Genting!!!


“I’m sorry, ‘Genting’ is correct but you mentioned a word in the clue and that’s a disqualification. And that means… Team X is the champion for Season 2 of the Pyramid Game!”


Me: Aiya, why did you say ‘Casino’?
Partner: Too nervous! I saw the word ‘Genting’ and that came to mind right away.
Me: Okie, never mind. I’m going on a trip up Genting with Nuffnang. I’ll tell you more about Genting when I come back! ^_^*

HAHAHA! Total imaginary game show cooked up in my happy little world.

But that would be how things could have been played out based on my prior knowledge of Genting. To many of us, the first word that comes to mind when ‘Genting’ is mentioned is ‘casino’. While that association is undeniably well-established, I now know that there is more to Genting than I had previously knew – EXPERIENCE LEVEL UP! – courtesy of Resorts World Genting and Nuffnang who made this trip possible for us.

Yes, SPONSORED TRIP. 😀 Woohoo!!!

Check out my poster face here.

Contest held by Nuffnang to win this free trip!

Add to the fact that 4 bloggers and 4 evangelists from Nuffnang came together to film ReelityTV Season 2, this experience was a truly unforgettable one for me!

I can only tell you <- so much -> what the activities were; you’ve got to wait for the episodes to be broadcasted! MUST WATCH OKIE!! Seriously, filming was so so so so so much fun!!! I’m a total newbie when it comes to filming as I don’t even do YouTube videos so I don’t know how I’ll look when the episodes are aired.

Pray I don’t look fat, sound funny, or have zero stage presence. I tried to channel my inner Running Man passion – you know, like they always stand in a line during the opening of each episode and joke around – and…… you’ll see. HAHAHA!

Day 1

Being connected to cyberspace is of paramount importance to bloggers. Lol. And check out our phones! All the iPhones are in white! Great minds think alike and that makes eight of us.

The day ended with dinner at Genting Palace.


The Best TLC For My Hair Experienced At Salon Vim

I have long and thick hair, the envy of many, which I love very much too. But my crowning glory was previously intoxicated with a terrible concoction of chemicals and drowned with processes I’m surprised the strands haven’t given up on me and torched themselves up like dry forests. My hair went from dry to utterly damaged within a month.

Every time I scrunched the ends of my hair together, I felt like I was holding a bunch of wire. Or shredded squid.

(Smile for what! Your hair looks like cotton candy, and NOT in a pretty way! >.<“)

OMG. I think real dried shredded squid looks even healthier than my hair!

Salon Vim came into my life like a beacon of hope and resurrected my hair.

Gary, Stephanie and Ivan analyzed the state of my hair and discussed ways to give life to my dead hair. I’m so thankful I managed to catch Gary in time before he left for an appointment for he gave me a haircut that not only reshaped my hair but also removed the damaged ends, yet at the same time allowed me to retain length.

He initially asked me which length should my hair  be in order to get rid of all the fried ends. I looked at my hair and pointed to my ear. LOL.

After receiving the masterpiece of a haircut, Gary left me in Ivan’s care. Ivan explained to me in detail how he would be coloring my hair and gave me an idea of the eventual look. I like that he was really meticulous in putting together the two colors for me, making sure to find those that would make my hair appear healthier, given the current condition of my hair. The colors would also suit my skintone and brighten up my complexion. So much science into finding the right colors!

Ivan putting much thought into finding the right colors for me