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Maiden Hair Treatment @ Chez Vous!

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My curiosity got ignited when fellow blogger and friend Ena introduced me to Chez Vous. She had visited the hair salon and sang its praises about their services and her wonderful experience and I couldn’t wait to check it out! Chez Vous is a beauty outfit veteran (with a 19-year history) that has just gone through a stunning facelift at their Takashimaya location!

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With a redefined layout and designer interior setting the stage for a series of innovative and ambitious initiatives, the 2,000 square foot elite beauty powerhouse exudes a reassuringly unpretentious yet chic sophistication. I felt very comfortable in the salon and was amazed by Chez Vous’ attention to details and care towards customers’ needs. You can even have your manicure sessions in the salon – that’s killing 2 birds with 1 stone, which is awesome for busy working professionals like myself.

I was particularly intrigued by their display wall of products and brightly colored hand sculptures. These sculptures represent the hands of the many people that have been on Chez Vous’ journey, reminding them that the success of this unassuming industry heavyweight was built neither ovenight nor alone.

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 The remixed Chez Vous now tastefully flaunts a focus on aesthetics combined with experiential elements from arrival to departure. The interior’s piece de resistance is unmistakably the handsome panelled wood sculpture artwork that forms a man’s face that transforms in expression given your perspective.

Apart from each plush styling pod equipped with in-seat entertainment gadgets, the salon is also uniquely conceptualised using defined “zones” – the SPLASH calming head wash area, the WOW private room, the HYDRA reception bar; each designed to please and pamper the clients.

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After a privileged tour of the salon, I was showed to my seat, all ready to be pampered by the Chez Vous professionals!

And my “throne” of the day looks like this, fit for a princess! Almost a private space all to myself, I quickly settled in and got my hair assessed by Jamie before the treatment began.

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By the way, Chez Vous boasts a “only hair directors allowed” policy – the first of its kind in the hair salon industry in Singapore with an unparalleled roster of beauty experts. I had no doubt that my hair would be well taken care of :) And only just in time before my major event started, because my hair had looked like this:

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 A long mess of frizz and parched haystack :( I mean, I have been so busy working that I had neglected taking care of my hair and going for regular treatments. And for hair like mine that had been chemically treated and also given the length, it practically needs special attention for basic maintenance.

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Taking some more shots of that mess of a head before I bid it goodbye for real!

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So Jamie had advised that I go for their keratin treatment that will defrizz and smoothen the unruliest of hair textures. And I also requested for a hair cut to chop off that long mob that had no longer done justice to my photo-shoot pictures. The length (almost waist-length) had caused some hair-fall and its weight was a bit too much for my petite frame. So finally, I’m cutting my hair!

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Enjoying a cup of hot camomile tea I ordered during the treatment.

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And I’m not kidding when I said that they have a drink menu! And it includes selections like americano, latte, teh tarik and peppermint tea?! WOW.

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They even have a tablet at the vanity table right in front of me purely for entertainment purposes. You can watch your favourite programmes, movies, play games, etc.

Yup, its almost like your own home!

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Pre-loaded apps for your enjoyment.

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During the treatment, Jamie and Eugene both advised on the post-treatment care procedures, and gave me the Ultra Rich Keratin Care Shampoo & Conditioner for my usage at home. Thank you so much for your generosity!

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As the treatment was underway, I also took time to browse Chez Vous’ corporate profiles and came across its Chief Director & Co-Founder’s – Thomas Teo. It was really interesting to find out that they had listed their stylists’ credentials, strengths and years of experience. This December, Chez Vous has also kicked off their “We’ll Fix It” initiative that boldly promises to miraculously repair manes that recently have been badly treated or cut. And for Thomas, in this instance, his ‘Fix You Programme Lead’ will be in haircut correction and color/highlight correction.

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Spotted this mannequin in Chez Vous, their way of supporting local fashion designers – Depression (AW14 Collection – Dark Nature). It was thrilling to me to know that Chez Vous also supports local fashion talent, and symbolically doing so even within the physical arena of the salon. In many aspects, I share the brand sentiments and philosophies of Chez Vous and is honoured to be part of the Chez Vous team in promoting fashion and beauty and their accompanying campaigns/initiatives!

And before I know it, bright smiles and thrilled with the results after the keratin treatment! My hair looked so much healthier, shinier and softer. I felt ready to take on the world!

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With my stylist, Jamie <3 Thank you for being awesome and I really love the hair cut!

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This private WOW room was where I took all my selfies because the lighting was so good and I had all the space to myself for the self shots :P

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Unbelievable improvement of my hair quality after the cut and treatment. My hair color was also enhanced and the overall look became so much more lively and radiant :D

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 Chez Vous’ signature menu ranges from the buzzing Ikebana series to scalp and Keratin treatments and Korean styling by one of their own hair directors whom hails from Korea. The salon continues to expertly deliver on its core offerings while naturally, using only the creme de la creme when it comes to products and technology.

Upcoming initiatives will also include cheeky by-appointment only makeover parties coined “Mix, Mingle, Makeover” as well as their #ThursdayisthenewFriday programme once a month where there will be a surprise treat for all guests e.g. macaroon and wine butler service, waive of bills etc, ongoing campaigns and efforts to support emerging designers. As a show of their support, Chez Vous’ shopfront will regularly be transformed by Singapore’s design personalities on the rise.

With its A-list team of directors, a genuine commitment to their craft and service, and a new tastefully chic environment set to awe, the revamped Chez Vous will undoubtedly prove itself not only a mainstayer but also a pioneer in the art of hair.

Thank you, Chez Vous, and till my next trip, love ya!

To my readers, simply quote “Melissa Jane” to enjoy 10% off your bill (chemical services) when you visit Chez Vous. Look for my stylist, Jamie Seah :) Offer ends 30 Jan 2015.

For more information on Chez Vous, please visit www.chezvoushair.com and their respective social media channels!

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[Swatch]: 2014 Seaons Special/ Flik Flak Winter Tales Collection/ 25th Anniversary Philippines

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Hello guys! Swatch is proud to present the perfect holiday season gift for those that can’t resist a peek inside the parcel.

The Swatch 2014 Seasons Special, HOLIDAY TWIST (SUOZ709S) is a numbered and limited edition piece which only has 14,999 worldwide. It reveals a secret symbol colour of holiday fun every day, through a Christmas tree shaped window on the dial and comes in a special packaging scattered with cut-out Xmas trees.

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HOLIDAY TWIST is geared up for party-time, glamorously mirroring the fashion world’s current claim that gold is the new black. This collectable piece is a must have for all Swatch Fans and makes a great Christmas gift this season! It is now available at all Swatch Boutiques in Singapore. Hurry now to get your limited piece only at S$167!

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HOLIDAY TWIST comes with a Christmas appropriate packaging that’s perfect for the season.

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FOR KIDS

As for Flik Flak, they are pleased to present the Winter Tales 2014 Collection – White dreams for her ZFTNP001 and White dreams for him ZFTNP002. This festive watch for kids promises happy endings as the gift of time-keeping plays lead role in magical wintery fairy tales.

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Flik Flak watches for girls

Snowflakes, Stars, Santa Claus and Reindeer around the winter wonderland strap, creating an iconic signature of Switzerland tucked up in the season’s snow. A snug stocking comes with every watch, mirroring the snowscape and giving the kids the festive atmosphere.

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Being the first child’s watch to translate the concept of telling the time into accessible fun and entertainment, Flik Flak Winter Tales is available at all Swatch Boutiques in Singapore.

I remember loving and wearing Flik Flak watches when I was little, because they look so colorful and quirky yet so pretty. Even as a kid I was already looking forward to new Flik Flak collections at Swatch retail stores!

This hot pink piece matches so many of my outfits – I interpreted it as a versatile design that’s great for casual looks or even something a little more dressy. In any case, the pretty Swatch cheers me up whenever I put it on!

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Swatch 25th Anniversary Philippines

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Swatch has launched its 25th Anniversary Philippines” Limited Edition watch 2014, SWATCH SABEL! This New Gent watch comes with a specially designed sleeve with only 999 pieces worldwide!

SWATCH SABEL is a collaboration with Philippines’ National Artist, Benedicto Reyes Cabrera better known as Bencab. He is widely hailed as a master of contemporary Philippine art.

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For over 30 years, Swatch has been working closely with painters, musicians and designers to take art onto your wrist. Swatch has always been connected to contemporary art and bringing together artist from all over the world.

Get your hands on this collectable piece today at only S$99! Available at all SWATCH boutiques while stocks last :)

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[Pan Pac Singapore] 50,000 Balloons to Countdown to 2015!

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HELLO FRIENDS! Welcome the New Year with one of Singapore’s largest balloon drop with 50,000 balloons that will be released into the Atrium at the stroke of midnight on 31 December 2014!

Located at the lobby of Pan Pacific Singapore, the Atrium features Asia’s longest bar at 44 metres and several private pods that are set over water. With the soaring 35-storey atrium to complete the scene, the setting is architecturally striking and perfect for a sophisticated celebration to welcome the New Year.

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To enhance the celebration, guests can expect a magician-at-large amusing the crowd, DJ and dancers to set the ambience for a Retro party with hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s. Five New Year’s Eve packages have been tailored for parties of different sizes ranging from two to 16 guests.

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All guests who purchase the packages will enjoy a selection of hot and cold canapés upon arrival and a post-midnight light supper. Besides these packages, party revellers can also join in the celebrations at $88 per person (standing only) which includes two beverages. Guests dining at the hotel’s restaurants Edge, Hai Tien Lo and Keyaki are also invited to be part of this revelry as they enjoy complimentary entry into Atrium’s festive party.

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These limited packages are now available for advance booking. For dining reservations and enquiries, speak with Pan Pacific Singapore at +65 6826 8240 or email celebrate.sin@panpacific.com!

Atrium New Year’s Eve Packages

Jubilee Package (Includes private pod seating for guests) – From $2,588 up to 16 guests

  • 3 bottles of Laurent Perrier Champagne
  • Choice of any 6 bottles of house spirits or wines
  • Unlimited mixers

OR 4 Magnums of Laurent Perrier Champagne

Celebrate Package (Includes private pod seating for guests) – From $1,488 up to 10 guests

  • 2 bottles of Laurent Perrier Champagne
  • Choice of four bottles of house spirits or wines
  • Unlimited mixers

OR 5 bottles of Laurent Perrier Champagne

Celebrate Package (Includes private pod seating for guests) – From $1,188 up to 8 guests

  • 2 bottles of Laurent Perrier Champagne
  • Choice of 3 bottles of house spirits or wines
  • Unlimited mixers

OR 5 bottles of Laurent Perrier Champagne

Cheer Package (Includes table seating for guests) – $788 up to 4 guests

  • 1 bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne
  • Choice of 1 bottle of house spirit or wine
  • Unlimited mixers

OR 1 Magnum of Laurent Perrier Champagne

Cheer Package (Includes table seating for guests) – $388 up to 2 guests

  • Choice of 1 bottle of house spirit or wine
  • Unlimited mixers

OR 1 bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne

All prices quoted are subject to service charge and prevailing government taxes. Terms and conditions apply.

About Pan Pacific Singapore
Located in the heart of Marina Bay with easy access to world-class shopping, Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Central Business District, Pan Pacific Singapore offers 790 contemporary rooms and suites that are ideal for business or leisure. Savour epicurean delights at our award-winning restaurants and bar or rejuvenate at our swimming pool and spa. Pan Pacific Singapore is proud to be named Asia’s Leading Business Hotel by the World Travel Awards from 2006 to 2012, World’s Leading Business Hotel by the World Travel Awards from 2007 to 2010 and 2012, and World’s Leading City Hotel by the World Travel Awards in 2011. The hotel was also a recent winner in “2013 World’s Best Business Hotels” by Travel & Leisure Magazine Readers, Tripadvisor’s 2013 Traveller’s Choice Awards and Certificate of Excellence Awards.

About Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts
Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts comprises 22 premium hotels, resorts and serviced suites (including those under development) in 11 countries across Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe. The “Pan Pacific” brand provides refreshing Pacific experiences inspired by an invigorating blend of its Pacific Rim locations. It is focused on enriching experiences that draw on a diversity of landscapes and cultures; and relevant choices that convey freedom and individuality. Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts has been recognised by Condé Nast Traveller magazine as one of the 25 hotel companies demonstrating social responsibility and has won esteemed accolades such as World Travel Awards, AAA Four Diamond Award, Condé Nast Gold List and Readers Choice Awards. For more information, visit panpacific.com.

About Atrium: Located in the heart of the lobby, Atrium presents a curated collection of craft beers, boutique wines and spirits. Guests can enjoy a bespoke cocktail at the dramatic 44-metre (144 feet) long bar – the longest in Asia – or have an intimate tête-à-tête at a private pod floating over a reflection pool.

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The Limited Edition SNAILWHITE Box exclusively by BlackBox!

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Koreans are all crazy over cosmetic products made with Snail Secretion Filtrate, for they do wonders to your skin! SNAILWHITE, which makes the bestseller Snail Secretion Filtrate facial cream in Thailand, Hong Kong and Malaysia is now available in Singapore :)

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Black Box has teamed up with Bebe Blanc, the exclusive distributor for SNAILWHITE in Singapore, to bring you The SNAILWHITE Box; a limited trial box containing a full size SYN-AKE MIST and other items worth $87. You can get these limited edition boxes at only $39.90* each!
*While Stocks Last

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Initially, I had reservations about this product because of the word ‘snail’. Hmmm. The first thing I thought of is “Ewww, is it made with some snail essence?” and imagery like a squashed snail with its juices all splattered out came to my mind. Oh boy was I wrong because the products were almost odourless and they also work amazingly on my skin!

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Pamper your skin with The SNAILWHITE Box exclusively by BlackBox - Limited Boxes only 

 It comes with both full sized products and sample sachets all in a box for you!

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Unwrapping the Syn-Ake Mist | 100ml

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The Syn-Ake Mist is a refreshing treatment serum mist recommended to be used twice daily, day and night, (before the application of SNAILWHITE Mask Shot and Facial Cream). It is a lightweight treatment mist formulated with pure snail secretion filtrate and sny-ake which effectively repairs damaged skin. SNAILWHITE Syn-Ake Mist acts as a soothing, refreshing, rehydrating and cooling serum, especially suited for those who want to achieve a firmer and slimmer facial shape as well as reduced wrinkles. With consistent usage, it will reveal a more supple and youthful skin!

[Retail size 100ml at $65]

How to use: Cleanse your face followed by SNAILWHITE Syn-Ake Mist. For best results, use it twice daily morning and night. Just one to two spray each time is sufficient.

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A refreshing spritz of a great product that delivers effective firming, brightening and regenerating properties is a God-send, especially after a long, tiring day. It makes you instantly feel and look good!

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SNAILWHITE Mask Shot | 1 sheet

Mask Shot is suitable for both females and males, and all skin types. It helps to achieve perfect skin in the easiest way possible. It contains ceramide which acts as a protective layer for the skin against bacteria infestation and allergens. Helps retain skin moisture and brighten up dull skin, revealing a more supple and radient skin. Mask fits like a regular mask sheet, and feels very moist and smooth on the skin.

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How to use:

1. Cleanse your face and apply toner.

2. Remove the mask from the packaging and unfold gently. Hold the sides and place the mask onto the entire face to fit nicely.

3. Leave on for 20 minutes and remove. Massage the remaining essence into the skin till fully absorbed.

For best result, use SNAILWHITE Mask Shot after SNAILWHITE Syn-Ake Mist application, use twice a week before bed.

P/S: Mask shot in pink and white packaging are of same functions/properties. Individuals’ result may vary.

[Retail size 5 Sheets @ $55]

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The SNAILWHITE Box is available exclusively at Black Box Qoo10 Store and Black Box E-Store.

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Use the right products and your skin will be glowing even after a long day!

TRACK BLACKBOX DOWN AT:

Website: www.BlackBox.sg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackBoxSG

Instagram: http://instagram.com/BlackBoxSG

YouTube: www.youtube.com/BlackBoxSGchannel

TRACK BEBE BLANC DOWN AT:

Website: www.bebeblanc.com.sg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BEBEBLANCSG

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bebeblancsg

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Get your tickets to Skechers Sundown Festival 2014 now!

Are you ready for Skechers Sundown Festival 2014 this coming Saturday (22 Nov 2014)?

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When I first heard the name of the event, I mistook it as a Sundown marathon! Oh well, I found out I couldn’t be more wrong or right, as it was indeed a Sundown marathon of non-stop performances from artistes all across Asia.

Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Skechers Sundown Festival 2014 is an iconic music festival which brings Asian artistes and fans onto one singular platform, celebrating and bridging the diverse Asian culture through music and food. Spreading and extending its reach every year, the festival in 2014 will be featuring artistes from 11 countries showcasing the best local artiste from each country. Each year, selected upcoming and locally established artistes are lined-up for the showcase to keep the festival fresh for fans to look forward to.

Organiser Red Spade Entertainment started the festival in 2009 with the vision of establishing Singapore as the Asian music capital with Sundown Festival as a signature showcase of music talents and has successfully amplified each year’s festival to include participation from more countries to truly represent all of Asia.

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Indonesian girl group S.O.S.

Just to tease you a little more, local rap sensation and bossanova sweetheart, ShiGGa Shay and Olivia Ong, are amongst the various artistes performing that night. So hurry! Grab your tickets before they are gone, and of course… bring your cameras!

What’s more, fans need not travel a mile to satisfy their hungry pangs after jumping and cheering their lungs off. Delish, popular street food from all over Asia will be available via food stalls located right at the festival grounds.

Artiste Line-Up for Skechers Sundown Festival 2014

1) China- Regina (林琳)
2) Hong Kong- Kate Tsui (徐子珊)
3) India- Kanika Kapoor
4) Indonesia- S.O.S.
5) Japan- WEAVER
6)Korea- CROSS GENE
7) Malaysia- Shila Amzah
8) Philippines- Pupil
9) Singapore- Olivia Ong (王俪婷), Jeremy Teng (丁文淞), ShiGGa Shay, Farrago
10) Taiwan- Chang Chen Yue (张震岳)
11) Thailand- Big Ass

Details of Event

Event Title: Skechers Sundown Festival 2014
Date: Saturday, 22 November 2014
Time: Doors open from 4pm
Venue: F1 Pit Building, Marina Promenade (next to Singapore Flyer)
Nearest MRT: Promenade (DT15 / CC4)

Ticket Prices

Early Bird: $88 (Ends 29 Sep 2014)
Ticketing Info: Venue is free-standing.
Venue & Admission Rules: This is an outdoor rain or shine event.
Cat 1: $138
Cat 2: $118

*Ticket price excludes Sistic ticketing charges
Tickets are available via Sistic at www.sistic.com.sg / (65) 63485555.

Children aged 5 years and above may enter with tickets; children
below 5 years are admitted for free.
Infants in arms not allowed.

For more info, please visit http://www.sundownfestival.sg/

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