Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Salon Vim: GSS Special


This June, Salon Vim will be launching 3 NEW HIGHLY RAVED ABOUT services*, all at special introductory prices! Some of their customers have already tried them, and they have been receiving excellent results/reviews.

(*From 25th to 31st May, promo will be open to Salon Vim members only.
Promotion will be open to public from 1st June onwards.)

1. Pre-Treatment
Set your hair and mind at ease before chemical application! Salon Vim highly recommends doing pre-care before chemical services such as coloring, texture control, perm. It helps to protect and repair the cuticle layer, and maintain an even absorption for chemical services after, so hair condition is not being compromised in the process.

GSS Special: $40 (all lengths)

2. Texture Control
New anti-frizz treatment designed by Gary Chew, Co-Founder of Salon Vim.

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"The gist behind this treatment is all about technique and understanding hair anatomy. When I designed this treatment, I had in mind many of our customer’s common struggles are having to deal with frizzy hair in Singapore’s humid weather. I was looking to create something better than what was available in the market.

Therefore, I created texture control – a well rounded nourishing treatment for extremely soft, frizz-free, naturally straight and much more manageable hair. We have been receiving excellent feedback from clients who tried it and in my 20 years of doing hair, this is the best i ever seen. The hair feels incredibly soft!!

The treatment process takes about 2-3 hours but with such amazing results, you can expect to spend lesser time styling and maintaining great looking hair everyday simply because it already looks so smooth and shiny!"
- Gary Chew, Co-Founder of Salon Vim.

GSS Special:
Shoulder Length and Above $348
Chest Length and Below $398

3. L'Oreal V Look x Salon Vim "FREE" SS'15 Color Collection

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This Spring/Summer 15, the Salon Vim team created "FREE" color trend collection, catering to different identities and age groups. Inspired by freedom of choice – going beyond the borders where they encourage the stylist’s freedom of expression guided by each and every individual’s expertise.

L'Oreal V Look is all about finding the right haircut and color to complement your face shape making it appear slimmer and more defined. In partnership with L'Oreal Professionel's V Look technique, we present to you this season's hottest cut + color + highlights package!

GSS Special Package:
Hair cut + Color + Highlights
$125 and above

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I had my hair darkened using the V Look technique recently, and here's the before/after:

I also did the Arimino Privy Treatment which helps to soften + provide moisture and nourishment to the hair!

So satisfied! :)

Monday, May 4, 2015

The ZARA Experience


I'm sure most of us are familiar with the brand ZARA, having walked past the stores located at prominent shopping malls in and outside of Singapore.

Many people have the idea that ZARA caters to the mature crowd and working adults who have a higher spending power, but this Spanish fashion retailer also carries trendy yet affordable pieces that are suitable for the young and fashion-forward!

Their wide range of clothing and accessories left Sean and I spoilt for choice. We had a hard time deciding on our outfits because everything looked so good! It was such an enjoyable shopping experience, and definitely a good bonding time for the both of us!

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On him:
Short Sleeved Denim Shirt - $49.90
Dark Denim Shorts - $59.90
Leather Driving Shoes - $139

On me:
White Crop Top - $49.90
Short Dungarees in Light Denim - $69.90
Two-tone Sandals with Gold Ware - $59.90

ZARA is big on denim this season, so we decided to incorporate it into our first outfit.

Sean has never tried the denim-on-denim look before, therefore I picked out this ensemble for him - it looks great I say! This pair of leather shoes in the perfect shade of vintage brown was a love at first sight, and goes very well with anything!

I was never into dungarees, so it comes as a surprise that I'm actually hooked on this playful and fun ensemble picked by Sean! What a refreshing change, don't you think? Wear it with a casual tee or a basic crop like I did. The two-tone sandals with gold ware add an interesting twist to the whole look too.

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On him:
White Linen Shirt - $69.90
Printed Shorts - $69.90
Laser-Cut Espadrilles in Navy - $79.90

On me:
White Pleated Top - $69.90
Ethnic Print Trousers - $69.90
Orange Clutch - $39.90

Knowing Sean, he goes for linen shirts (besides singlets) because he finds them really comfortable. Worn with printed shorts, this is an ideal ensemble for a weekend date. Complete the look with a pair of navy espadrilles - an outfit does not necessarily have to be colour coordinated! ;)

I have taken a liking to pants, and Sean knows that they are a recent favourite of mine! Why I avoided them at all costs in the past remains a mystery to me. Here, I'm wearing a gorgeous pair with a simple top for a casual yet smart get up.

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On him:
Printed Shirt in Red - $55.90
Light Denim Shorts - $59.90
Brown Zipped Clutch - $89.90
Leather Driving Shoes in Brown - $139

On me:
White Halter Top - $45.90
Striped Trousers - $55.90
White Bag - $69.90
Flat Leather Sandals in Black - $55.90

Sean had already bought this particular shirt in another colour, but that didn't stop me from choosing it again in red this time. I totally understand why he wants this piece as it is so comfortable (a really important factor!) and versatile. He wears it to work with a pair of tailored pants, and this time, he dresses down with a pair of denim shorts. He's also been looking for a simple brown clutch for his laptop (yes it fits his MacBook!) and other documents, so this classy piece can't be timelier. Oh, spot the same leather shoes from the first outfit? It's obviously a staple. ;)

For this outfit that Sean picked for me, there's absolutely nothing I don't like. He knows I have a weakness for this halter neck top because it accentuates the collar bones, and the back details are a plus! I foresee myself pairing it with other bottoms repeatedly: denim shorts, printed shorts, cigarette pants, basic mini skirts, printed bodycon skirts, flowy maxis... I'm also digging the trousers with drawstring waist, and the best part is it comes with pockets! Versatile sandals are the way to go, and I'm pleasantly surprised this pair doesn't hurt my feet!

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I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to be part of this campaign with Sean! Getting him involved is a whole lot more fun than doing it by myself, and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire shopping experience with ZARA!

Whether you're a student, an unemployed graduate, a working adult, or a parent, you will definitely find something suitable for you, given their wide variety of selections at affordable prices!

I hope you will come join me at the store reopening at ION Orchard on 7 May 2015, 10AM - 12PM, and have a first glimpse of the bigger and better outlet! Bring your other half, and probably pick something out for each other too? :)