Sunday, February 15, 2015

Review of Sponsored Hair Makeover By Rise Salon

Tucked away in a prime corner on Club Street, Rise Hair Studio’s mission is to provide affordable yet quality-oriented services to meet the needs of both working professionals and fashionistas. They adhere to the maxim of attracting and maintaining customers through outstanding services, trendiest hairdos styled by their international team and relaxing salon ambience. There are current fashion magazines and TWG Tea Set (Tea flavours: Sliver Moon, Eternal Summer, Jasmine Green, French Earl Grey) available at Rise Salon. Well, I think it's really nice that they have good quality TWG tea here.

Like the spacious interior of Rise Salon

Their current team is made up of Agassi (Director with nearly two decades of experience and who was previously heading a popular Korean salon, 8709 2745 for booking) and Chris (Senior Stylist who has been with Rise for many years, 96472604 for booking). They plan to have Korean top stylists joining in the near future.

Hair services rendered include:
Colour/highlight - using Loreal and Shiseido colors. Special technique using Balayage (hand painted highlights). Rise Salon tends to focus on neutral darker shades to suit its current crowd but will venture to bolder colours soon.
Rebond/Perm (Cold or digital) – Korean style
Magic Setting (Rebond and perm) – combination of both to create a natural looking korean style hair curls.
Root Perm $80 – to fluff up the volume in the hair and is best for flat hair. It can last 3 months.
Wash- Shampoo, conditioner and treatment using ‘John Masters’ Brand - a highly popular organic solution from the states. Boxes made from recycled material; very environmentally friendly. (
Hair Manicure - Gives the hair another layer of coating to restore and create a permanent shine and locks the dye in and this is what Kpop stars usually use.

Earlier last month, my mum was commenting that my hair looks very out of shape and messy with all the dark roots growing out and requires some serious fixing. So really appreciate Rise Salon for this timely invitation for a sponsored hair makeover on Valentine's day =)  

Before hair makeover by Rise Salon: Check out my bad hair day and in particular, my unruly and unmanageable fringe which is curling in all different directions and dark hair roots with light hair ends. In short, my hair basically looked like a huge mess!

Chris first did soft rebonding on my messy fringe using Shiseido rebonding products. I don't have the typical Asian type of hair. My hair is very fine yet my natural curls are extremely stubborn so it requires a delicate balance for rebonding to work! Check out my newly rebonded fringe! Makes me look fresher ya?

Chris then touched up my dark hair roots with a lighter brown tone from Shiseido hair color before using another darker brown tone on the rest of my hair cos my hair nearer the ends has turned rather yellowish and brassy in color. Shiseido colors look rather natural on Asian hair cos I picked what appeared to look like purple-red tones in the color chart that turned out as natural brown on my hair. I have always colored my hair red quite often these few years and now I feel that this new brown shade has given me a fresher look! I looked back at the photos that I took during Audi Fashion Festival last year when I sported magenta red hair and realized how aged and tired I looked back then. No wonder Henrique Fukuoka said I look better now than during Audi Fashion Festival last year. 

The end product! I was complaining to Chris that I don't like the V-shape cut of my original hairstyle which resulted in a few strands of v.long tail. So she gave me this concave hair cut which looks more oval and gradual and I don't end up with a v.long tip. I like this relatively dark shade which makes my hair look healthier. There's a slight tinge of wine color if you look really closely. I have naturally curly hair so I don't need to perm my hair. The curls that you see in this photo are the results of just a classic blow-and-dry at Rise Salon. My natural curls are extremely stubborn...n I'm born with

After hair makeover by Rise Salon: Check out my neatly rebonded fringe and refreshing hair color change.

Notice the huge contrast between the before and after pics?

It's really nice of Rise Salon to sponsor a hair makeover just in time for the festive Lunar New Year period. I have received plenty of compliments for my new hair color...I guess darker shades work better for me now as I age...friends have commented that I look fairer now...well, I'm already very fair to begin

I really like my new dolly fringe and I have friends wanting to touch my dolly fringe to check out the texture =) Glad that more friends are considering to have their fringes rebonded after seeing my fringe =) My mum is certainly very happy with this hair makeover by Rise Salon...well, she says I look like a girl

Some current promotions at Rise Salon:

Price list of hair services at Rise Salon:

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Please mention LEECHIE when you call Rise salon for any booking and you will be entitled to receive 20% off all original priced services!

Rise Salon:
12 Gemmil Lane , Singapore 069252
Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer
Tel: 6438- 3138

Swatch "Where Is The Key?" Valentine's Day Event

Thanks Swatch for the kind invitation to the Swatch Valentine's Day event cum draw at Orchard Gateway. A good way for singles like yours truly to spend my Valentine's Day evening after my sponsored hair session at Rise Salon. Thanks Swatch for a lovely evening =)

Love this pretty wall with all the pretty love locks!

Host, Sara Ann K with Charles

Pretty heart lock that could light up

The Valentine's Day decor just outside the Orchard Gateway Swatch boutique

So I joined in the fun and hung a love lock too ;p

Selfie with the wall of pretty pink love locks in the background

Selfie with Charles

My Valentine's Day Swatch watch with the pretty love locks which really complemented the pretty box that my watch came in =)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sponsored Review of The Body Firm

Thanks The Influencer Network for the kind invitation. Went down to The Body Firm today for a sponsored review of their slimming services. Tried The Body Firm System as well as I-lipo and had a body fat analysis done. Based on the analysis, I should lose another 6kg. Gambatte!!

The Body Firm System was developed by a British scientist, one of the co-inventors of the pacemaker, and uses a similar type of neuro-stimulation, except that it’s applied to the body muscles. This was the first time that I tried such a machine. It felt rather weird and ticklish in the beginning. But my body soon adapted to the vibrations. I was quite amused to see the muscle contractions. I wouldn't mind having the machine to help me exercise and it was doing all the work instead of my lazy bones. lol. I could feel my thighs vibrating even after the machine was switched off! The Body Firm System strengthens and tone muscles and can reduce cellulite and improve posture and reduce back pain as well as has bust enhancement benefits o.O

Honestly, I prefer the FDA-approved I-lipo treatment as it was so painless and soothing that I almost dozed off. lol. I-lipo is the intelligent, non-surgical alternative to liposuction. The system allows you to experience fat reduction and a slimmer, tighter shape all over with no pain and no needles, all within a short period of time. Rather than remove fat cells through surgical liposuction – which is invasive, costly, painful and potentially risky – lipolaser aims to simply shrink the fat cells in your body. Low level lasers have been utilized as effective treatments in fat reduction for several years.  Lipolaser’s cold laser penetrates a few millimeters beneath your skin, targeting the subcutaneous fat cells without risking damage to your organs. This method of draining the cells allows some of the fat content to get released into your lymphatic system in the form of triglycerides which are broken down and metabolized by the body, allowing it to be “burned off” during a period of post-treatment exercise. During the procedure, about 500 calories worth of fat is released into your body from the specific areas treated. I was advised to do some exercise after this treatment so that it would be easier to drain off the fats. Benefits of this treatment include fat and inch reduction and body contouring. It's non-surgical and excellent spot reduction.

I could feel that my tummy area is more toned the very next day. Thumbs up!

The cozy treatment room at The Body Firm

I-lipo machine on the left and The Body Firm System on the right

All my readers will get 10% off when you quote LEECHIETBF 10%

The Body Firm Outlet is located at 402 Orchard Road, Delfi Orchard #04-20, Singapore 238876
Call 68380331

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Grand Opening Of Jaeger-LeCoultre Ion Boutique and Jaeger-LeCoultre Astral Exhibition

The new Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique at Ion Orchard has officially opened and Jaeger-LeCoultre presented an exhibition paying tribute to astronomy at ION Art Gallery.  Premiering in Singapore this exhibition reveals the new creations of the Manufacture including the Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Moon watch, the Rendez-Vous Moon watch and also historical models from Jaeger-LeCoultre Heritage Collection. Thanks Jaeger-LeCoultre for the great hospitality extended during the event. My eyes had an awesome time feasting over the beautiful timepieces! 

I love vintage timepieces and this is a very interesting vintage piece seen at the Astral exhibition

This vintage timepiece is so dainty yet so pretty with all the bling bling details

The Grande Complication: A Minute Repeater with a rich and intense sound so as to provide an audible indication of the time, the Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication is equipped with an additional characteristic in the form of a mechanism sounding the hours, the quarters and the minutes on demand.

Rendez-Vous Celestial, a sparkling finery exalting the beauty of the stars: The zodiac calendar serves to specify the position of the constellations at any time of the year, via an annual calendar that regulates the time display and measurement system. With the new Rendez-Vous Celestial as an astronomical observation instrument, reading the sky takes on a unique delicacy. The developers of the model have chosen to integrate a star in order to personalise time: by means of the second crown adorned with an inverted diamond, the mobile star shifts in tune with the wishes of the woman who turns it in order to indicate the hour of her choice, whether that of a happy memory or a date she is setting with destiny. This new creation has the fiery colour and majestic presence of the sun, to which constellations and zodiac signs add their mesmerising charm while testifying to the expertise of the Manufacture from the Vallée de Joux. The message of the Rendez-Vous Celestial by Jaeger-LeCoultre is crystal-clear: astronomy is wonderfully suited to women.

Duomètre à Sphérotourbillon

Rendez-Vous Moon, living in harmony with the most feminine of celestial bodies. While a classic moon phase shows a one-day deviation every two and a half years,  the Rendez-Vous Moon is destined to remain accurate for 985 years. An eternity by human standards.

Interesting grey dial which is the boutique edition and available exclusively only at Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques

Beautiful rose gold clock spotted at the boutique

There's a very interesting wall at the boutique whereby some of the mechanisms of the watches are displayed, which is great for watch collectors!

That's Mike poring over the timepieces at the boutique

I thought it's a really nice gesture of Jaeger-LeCoultre to celebrate Stefan's birthday...which I later learnt is a never ending love story between Stefan and Jaeger-LeCoultre =)

With Mike at the photowall

Friday, February 6, 2015

Spring Fest at Club 21 b

Thanks Club21b and Ziggy Mag for the uber cool and fun evening at Springfestatb

Selfie with Nadia, who has been handpicked by Marc Jacobs to be the face of Marc by Marc Jacobs 2015 

Trying out this uber cool video app

Photo collage by Club21b

Check out these cute sheep decor! Happy lunar new year in advance! Meh everyone huat in the meh meh year!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Grand Opening of Audemars Piguet Boutique at Marina Bay Sands

The Grand Opening party to celebrate the Official opening of Audemars Piguet boutique at Marina Bay Sands was held at the ArtScience Museum.

Was greeted by this beautiful trail of candlelight upon entering ArtScience museum

V. cool music spun by the DJs and I only found out after the event that Elgar's friend,  Stas Madorski, was one of the DJs.

Some beautiful Audemars Piguet timepieces on showcase

Guests were treated to a sumptuous spread of seafood buffet: I particularly love the lobster and salmon!

Part of the delectable selection of sweet treats!

Enjoying a champagne paired with dessert

Selfie at the photowall

Me attempting to take a selfie with the timepieces showcase

Selfie at one of the 2 lounges at ArtScience museum

Another selfie before i left

Couldn't resist taking a selfie with the lovely trail of candlelight

Thanks for the lovely catalogue and door gift