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EssensualsBugis: NEW SP Bubble Service!

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Update from my hair sponsor Essensuals Bugis! Their freshly launched promotion includes the new Bubble Treatment + Ilumina Colour + Cut + Wash & Blow, only at $168 (usual price $250)!

SP Bubble Treatment is a new breakthrough treatment that removes all residues in your hair and scalp, and it also smoothens the hair cuticles after hair colouring. Normal price will be at $35.

Ilumina Colour is a new age coloring system that helps to provide natural hair shine by repairing your hair cuticles while lifting the hair colour to your desired shade.

In recent years, consumers have been very much concerned about their hair & scalp condition. Recognizing this, Essensuals Bugis has now launched this new promotion to help you achieve desirable results and while treating/pampering your hair & scalp.

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Tried this promotion myself! Pleased to have Bryan personally iron my hair to its current super straight state and it feels so smooth like a blanket of the softest silk. Also dyed a fresh color which resulted in a different look.

Do you like it? :)

Call now for your appointment with Essensuals Bugis and remember to quote my name while you are there! <3

Essensuals Bugis Hairdressing
241 A Victoria Street, Bugis Village, Singapore 188030
DID: 6333 0039  Mobile: 9616 8899

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Cafe Fest Singapore 2014!

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Cafe Fest Singapore 2014! The very name “cafe” excites me – I mean, many of our social media and Instagram posts are about food, food and more glorious food right? And too many times favourite haunts like Tiramisu Hero, Wheeler’s Yard, Symmetry, Assembly Coffee and Lola’s Cafe come up in my Instagram feeds, and I will proceed to….”LIKE” the pictures taken by fellow bloggers and friends.

Now now, Cafe Fest will be a pop up style event. So rather than visiting a café in the west and then travelling to the east for another, there will be 12 cafes from all over the island together in one beautiful location. You can visit each vendor, try something from their stall and be the envy of your friends that you café hopped 12 cafés in a day! That will bump up your cool factor for sure. And your Instagram feed. Yeah!

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Café Fest will be taking place on Saturday, September 6 & Sunday, September 7 along The Waterfront Promenade, and here’s a quick infographic to sum up what Cafe Fest Singapore 2014 is all about!

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And here are the participating 12 cafes:

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And the Festival Guide to mumbo jumbo you through the Event; what’s Cafe experience about without the music?! For more info on the respective bands, click on the banner below!

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The most wonderful part?! ;)

Enticed to purchase your “access rights” to Cafe Fest? Wait a minute! Skyscanner and I are collaborating to give-away 2 pairs of passes to the Festival!

Café Hopping Pass

Each pass* includes:

  • 2-day café hopping access to Café Fest
  • Free Uber rides on festival days
  • Access to all F&B festival prices
  • Access to all festival entertainment & games
  • Spa Esprit voucher notebook  (Up to 20% per beauty brand)

*Winners must collect their passes at the registration booth at the venue at 10.30am on the 6th of September from a Skyscanner representative.

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To win a pass, simply follow these 3 easy steps:

1. Follow me @melissajaneferosha on Instagram

2. Follow @SkyscannerSG on Instagram

3. Comment on my Cafe Fest Instagram post with your email address

Winners will be announced by 3 Sept (Weds), 3pm!

For more information on Cafe Fest Singapore 2014, please visit their website and Instagram account @CafeFestSG.

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Special thanks to Skyscanner for sponsoring the tickets to Cafe Fest Singapore 2014!

For the best flight deals and travel inspiration, follow Skyscanner on Twitter @SkyscannerSG or Facebook Page.

See you this weekend! ;)

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Caring for Damaged Hair with L’Oreal Paris’ Hair Expertise Everstrong Anti-Breakage Range

If you had tuned in to Black Box Channel (BBC)’s LifestyleBeat featuring the L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise Everstrong Anti-Breakage range, you would remember how we totally ruined our hair in the hair chalk challenge! In that episode, Alene and I had to individually create creative hairstyles and colour our hair with hair chalks. It was the worst nightmare ever for our hair as the chalk made our hair extremely dry and frizzy (I am cringing just recalling it). The motion of applying the hair chalk (back comb and heat treatment) resulted in broken hair strands, coarseness and split ends due to the abrasion.

We couldn’t wait to give our hair a thorough wash to rid of all that disgusting hair chalk! Using the L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise Everstrong Anti-Breakage Shampoo and Conditioner, of course! :)

Throw back to how awful I had felt ill-treating my locks…

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Introducing the Everstrong Sulfate-Free Fortify System, a new hair fortifying and caring system that injects strength into hair from the first wash. The formula, with 360 degrees Cuticle Care, help reinforces weak and fragile hair from the inside of the cuticles to the outside to help prevent breakage and split ends. Natural aromatic properties from juniper energize and invigorate the senses!

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Natural Botanicals and 100% Vegan!

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Double Chamber dispenser to pump the clear serum out!

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EverStrong Anti-Breakage Dual Serum combines the dual benefits of the two separate serums mixed together upon application for optimal performance!

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Generously applying the L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise Everstrong Anti-Breakage Dual Serum on my hair, especially on the more damaged ends (this is after shampoo and blow).

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Hair is immediately smoother and more manageable after using the EverStrong Anti-Breakage range :D

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Nice and volumnized hair with a visibly better texture. I observed how the hair strands feel stronger and more moisturized.

EverStrong’s 360 degrees Cuticle Care has really helped to reinforce my weak and fragile hair from the inside of the cuticles to the outside to repair, rebuild and fortify my hair against further damage! So happy that my hair is now restored!

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Moreover, I love the refreshing spa fragrance that recharges me and invigorates my senses. It somehow makes me feel relaxed – what an amazing star product!

 Here’s an interesting “stress test” for you to try out! Can your hair pass the ultimate stress test?

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1.Take a strand of hair

2.Wrap the two ends of the hair around your fingers and pull it

3.Weak, damaged hair breaks easily, while strong, healthy hair stretches like a rubber band

Did your hair pass the test? If no, your hair may have been weakened and damaged by chemical processes and rough handling. Say goodbye to weak and brittle hair with the NEW EverStrong Anti-Breakage range, and say hello to strong, healthy hair!

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 Am a happy girl with the L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise Everstrong Anti-Breakage Dual Serum!

To end off with great news for you, my dear readers, I’m giving away 1 set of Anti-Breakage Shampoo ($14.90), Anti-
Breakage Conditioner ($14.90) and of course, the Anti-Breakage Dual Serum ($21.90)! Available at all Watsons, Guardian and major supermarkets islandwide. Now you can also get stronger hair in 1 wash!

 All you need to do is:

1. Follow me on my instagram @melissajaneferosha,

2. Leave a comment here with your Instagram handle and email.

Giveaway ends on 15 September and I will be announcing the winner here so stay tuned!

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M&M’S® Snags a Spot in the Singapore Book of Records for 49th National Day!

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“Go Red This National Day with M&M’S®” held at Plaza Singapura

Singaporeans from all walks of life participated in a fun and record-breaking activity, piecing together 17,441 pieces of red and white M&M’S® chocolate lentils together in over seven days. Now, the nation has a new record in the books, this time, for the biggest national flag made out of M&M’S® limited edition white and red chocolate candies – withstanding the true test of its slogan, “M&M milk chocolates melts in your mouth not in your hands”!

This is the popular global chocolate brand’s first event held in conjunction with Singapore’s National Day.

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As much as I wanted to have those yummy chocolates for myself, it was an even more eventful partaking in the creation of the huge 2.7m by 1.8m flag, and this has officially been recorded in the Singapore Book of Records as at 3rd August at 6pm. This iconic flag would be displayed at SAFRA Mount Faber on 9 August 2014.

“It was really great to see everyone coming together to form the flag, and to take part in this event” said Ms Chiek Ming ONG, Country Manager for Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, Mars Inc. “Many people who joined us during the ceremony itself were in awe that it was possible to make a huge flag out of M&M’S® chocolate candies! “People were encouraging their friends and family to join in the fun and be a part of this flag making, which was what we wanted the event to represent,” she enthused.

“Love for the country and camaraderie is well and alive in Singapore. On behalf of Singapore Book of Records, I would like to congratulate Mars for this achievement,” said Mr Eng Huat ONG of Singapore Book of Records.

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I was even featured on Asiaone and STOMP while I was innocuously posing for a customary photo while placing my lentil!

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DSC_0325Besides coming together to form the flag, families and children had a ball of their time posing for photos with Red, Blue, Green and Yellow, the adorable and animated mascots who brought further vibrancy and joy to the day’s events. A marching band which circled the atrium lifted the spirits and created a carnival like atmosphere with their upbeat drumrolls and cheery tunes.

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M&M’S® exclusive merchandise for the auctions!

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Media goodie bag containing a jar of M&M’S® white and red chocolate lentils and an exclusive T-shirt!

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A national flag formed by our friends and family, made up of sweet and creamy milk chocolate – home sweet home in every sense of the word.

Happy 49th Birthday Singapore!

Visit M&M’s® Singapore official Facebook page for updates!

About Mars, Incorporated
In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5TM chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERSTM, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANYTM, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.

For more information, please visit www.mars.com. Follow us: facebook.com/mars, twitter.com/marsglobal, youtube.com/mars, linkedin.com/company/mars

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[Review]: Neutrogena Clinical’s NEW Fine Fairness Range!

Recently I have reviewed Neutrogena’s Deep Clean Hydrating Foaming Cleanser and raved about how much I love it (and am still using it as my daily cleanser!)

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In this post, I am happy to introduce other awesome products from Neutrogena Clinical – it’s Fine Fairness skincare line that takes skin brightening to new heights, formulated to provide higher efficacy in combating stubborn dark spots, for healthy and radiant skin.

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Ageing gracefully is something we all want. But as we grow older, our skin’s cellular turnover becomes sluggish. This affects skin’s natural function of expelling melanin and it starts to accumulate within skin – dark spots appear and skin tone becomes uneven, taking away skin’s natural radiance.

The new line of clinical solutions features a unique combination of VITAL-IONS™ and Lily Nectar that work together synergistically to lighten dark spots and revitalise skin from deep within, for renewed radiance and skin tone evenness.

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Neutrogena’s latest innovative VITAL-IONS™ technology contains zinc and copper minerals that help boost energy supply to the skin cells as a catalyst to revitalise the skin’s cellular renewal process to quickly disperse the accumulated melanin. Lily Nectar, which comprises of White Lily extracts and stabilized Vitamin C, inhibits melanin formation by blocking the skin’s ‘melanin production’ signals, which are normally activated when the skin is over-exposed to the sun’s UV rays.

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Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence, $45.90

Clinically proven to lighten even the most persistent spots with visible results achieved in just three weeks, its special formulation of clinical strength whitening ingredients contains VITAL-IONS™ and Lily Nectar, which breaks down melanin accumulation and diminishes the appearance of pigmentation and dark spots. Its hydrating and soothing formula works deep within the different layers of epidermal skin to revitalise skin’s renewal process and help prevent new melanin from forming, enhancing skin tone and clarity.

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I have applied the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence on my left hand. Although it does not come out very clearly here the difference with my right (no product applied), in real life my skin on the back of my left hand does appear softer, smoother and fairer than the right.

I have always been interested in whitening products as I grow older, as I believe being fair is the way to go to look more youthful and radiant. Gone are the days when all I wanted to do was to lie in the sun and tan myself! I heard of “horror stories” of pigmentation and dark spots appearing, sagging and damaged skin due to over-exposure from the sun, and hence decided to head the other way to ensure the longevity of healthy and supple skin. However, I often have no idea which brand of whitening skincare works best for me because there are just too many to choose from.

Neutrogena Clinical’s Fine Fairness Radiance Essence pleases me as firstly, I love the packaging – which is “clean”, simple and easy to open up and pump (double chamber) to release the product ; the texture of the Essence is also very smooth, quick to blend into my skin and be absorbed. The smell is not overpowering yet very pleasant and soothing to my senses.

The after-application mood is wonderful as I could feel my skin just drinking in the essence and is revitalized from deep within. I thought my skin looks slightly “sparkly” after application too, because of the VITAL-IONS™?

Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence has been clinically tested to be effective in erasing a year of accumulated melanin in just one bottle, and to lighten even the most persistent spots. Apply to skin after cleansing, before moisturiser.

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The other two products that compliment the Radiance Essence are the Multi-Protect UV Fluid and Radiance Cream.

Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF50+ PA+++, $34.90

Formulated with Neutrogena’s patented Helioplex™ technology as well as the clinical strength whitening ingredients of VITAL-IONS™ and Lily Nectar, it serves the dual purpose of broad-spectrum protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays and cell revitalisation for renewed radiance. Helioplex™ has been clinically proven to deliver one of the best forms of protection under extreme sun conditions, shielding skin against cellular damage and premature aging that cause fine lines, sagging skin, wrinkles and dark spots.

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Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF50+ PA+++ is lightweight and provides a non-sticky finish. Apply liberally to face and neck after your morning skincare regimen, before sun exposure.

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Multi-Protect UV Fluid is in an interesting lilac color, slightly thicker than the Radiance Essence but smells similar. The overall feel is like a sunblock though. It absorbs quickly into my skin and does not feel greasy, just enough to make my skin feel moisturised.

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Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream, $34.90

A luxurious non-oily moisturising formula infused with VITAL-IONS™ and Lily Nectar, it aids deep skin renewal at night, helping to make skin look brighter, fairer and more radiant. Its clinical strength formulation works to reduce melanin production and improves skin tone and clarity, while at the same time providing sufficient hydration for dewy soft, smooth and moisturised skin with youthful luminosity. Spread a small amount evenly on face and neck every night every night after Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence.

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See how luxurious and smooth this cream is? I actually like this a lot because of its texture and packaging. Applying it on my skin makes me feel terribly pampered and of course, making it look and feel like a million bucks!

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The Radiance Cream looks thick and “heavy” but upon blending, it quickly gets absorbed and does not even feel sticky at all after that.

[“Supercharging” skin metabolism]

Neutrogena’s VITAL-IONSM technology is based on how copper “supercharges” zinc’s ability to boost cell renewal as the minerals work together to increase the skin’s metabolic rate. In the star product, Radiance Essence, copper and zinc are in two separate chambers, combining only when dispensed. This, says the brand, optimises copper’s “supercharging” abilities. According to tests by Neutrogena, lightening of stubborn spots and increased radiance are visible in just three weeks, and one bottle can rid skin of a year’s accumulated melanin.

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To fairer, more radiant and healthy skin!

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All Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness products are dermatologist tested, oil-free and non-comedogenic and are available at leading personal care stores and pharmacies in Singapore.

For more information on the Fine Fairness range and promotions from Neutrogena, please visit their Facebook page here.

About Neutrogena

Neutrogena, which is part of Johnson & Johnson, develops, manufactures and markets premium skin and hair care products sold worldwide and recommended by medical professionals. The product line includes bar and liquid cleansers, shampoo, hand cream, body lotion, facial moisturizers, sun protection and cosmetics, as well as other hair and
skincare products.

Johnson & Johnson, with approximately 104,500 employees, is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. Johnson & Johnson has 197 operating companies in 54 countries around the world, selling products in more than 175 countries. For more information on Johnson & Johnson, please visit the company website at http://www.jnj.com

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