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Lightening Up with SDC
Thursday, June 30, 2016.



Bye Bye Brunette~


It's been almost a year since I've gone light,
and I thought it would be a good time
to lighten up as my hair has 'rested' for a long enough time.


Bidding my last moments with dark hair away


Bleaching can be pretty damaging to your hair,
and to keep your hair in tip top condition. 
Olaplex is added to the mixture to strengthen and repair your hair bonds
while it is chemically processing. 
Olaplex is also known as liquid gold! Because it's so precious and effective. 


Hey Blondie
'Baking' my hair
Surprisingly, bleaching at Salon De Choix has never hurt,
my scalp does not burn and neither does it feel itchy during & after bleaching. 
I have heard so many horror stories about the bleaching process
but luckily I have never experienced any thanks to being in the good hands of SDC. 
Also, this time I requested the bleach to be 0.5cm away from my scalp
as I did not want the chemicals to seep into my scalp causing any chances of hair loss or whatsoever. 
(just being preventive and paranoid heh)

The end results are like so, 
Chester toned my hair slightly darker with a ash brown base color.

Along with pink and coral highlights.

The Salon is located in a convenient area in town 
Just behind Orchard Central:
3 Killiney Road #01-06
Winsland House 1
Near KPO

Visit: www.salondechoix.com
Call: +65 68362959
or
Email: reservation@salondechoix.com
for reservations
Opening Hours: 10:30am - 8:30pm daily

Just mention my name 'Nicole Chang Min'
to get a 15% discount 
The person responsible for all my hair magic is Chester Soh (: 
Instagram: @salondechoix

CURRENT PROMO:
20% off 
all hair treatments

PRODUCTS I LOVE [MAY/JUNE]
Saturday, June 4, 2016.


Watch my recommendations for this month: 

Back with another favs video, filled with products I've been dying to share with you dolls. Any of these could really be a life saver, a game changer. 

GIVEAWAY:
1) Like this video 
2) Subscribe + Follow my instagram @nicolechangmin
3) Tag 2 friends on the giveaway picture on my insta
4) For higher chance of winning, comment on this video too
5) Winner will be picked and contacted by yours truly :)

Contest ends: 20th June 2016 

Products featured: 
1) Philosophy - Just Release Me 
2) Tsubaki - Hair Water 
3) Peter Thomas Roth - Toning Complex 
4) ColourPop - Ultra Satin Lippie in Magic Wand 
5) Optrex Eye Lotion 
6) Mac Vibe Tribe Collection Summer 2016 
7) Makeup International Auto Curler 

xoxo
Where I Get My Lenses
Wednesday, June 1, 2016.


A lot of people have asked and are asking me where I get my contact lenses from
and what lenses am I wearing. It's pretty simple and straight forward actually, just keep scrolling :) 

I usually stick to a few brands and colours because
my eyes are comfortable with these so far and I'm kinda afraid to try 'Shady' brands out there. 
Here I have the Freshlook dailies in Grey. 

I feel that these lenses give my eyes just the right amount of ohmp
and the colours blend out really nicely. 
They don't really enlarge your pupils and that's actually what I like about them
as I don't really fancy the 'bug eyed' look. 

My next go to favourite would be the
FreshKon Alluring Eyes in Winsome Brown. 
I always find myself going back to these lenses as not only are they pretty comfortable, 
the subtle brown enhances my eyes and these are one of the first cosmetic lenses I've tried on. 
Fell in love with them ever since.  

Slightly enlarging but gives your pupils a really natural looking brown.
 Opt for dailies if you prefer a more hygienic and hassle free wear :) 


These contacts were purchased from 
contactlens.sg 

Instagram:
@contactlenssg

Back to Privé
Tuesday, May 31, 2016.



 Always excited to work with Privé as their service and skills are top notch
and I always feel that I'm in good hands when I visit them. 

So it's been about a year since I last visited them,
and I felt that it's about time to get a filler touch up. 
And where else to go then Privé Clinic,
especially when Dr Karen Soh is the one performing the procedures. 

Dr Karen Soh has years of experience and strives to
help people look and feel their best at every stage of their lives.
She is definitely my go-to doctor, highly recommend! 


As usual, efficient Privé staff will carry on with the numbing 30mins prior the procedure
so that minimal pain/irritation would be felt. They would also advice you to take
an anti bruising/ swelling medication that I find really effective so far.


This time, I wanted a little more definition to my nose
and a slightly sharper chin for an overall more balanced look. 
As I find the bottom of my chin to be a little flat and my nose bridge is not 100% even.
(sorry, can't help it, as of course all women are vain to a certain extent :D)


Using Radiesse® which provides a more defined shape and lift and
can last 6 months - 1 year depending on individual. 
Radiesse® also stimulates your skin's own regeneration abilities – 
new collagen is produced over the following weeks and months, making your skin stronger and more elastic.
Radiesse® treatment results are long-lasting, but not permanent.


This picture was taken right after the procedure,
as you can see minimal swelling, redness or bruising as Dr Soh is really very skilled. 
Everything just looks so sharp and defined, Dr Soh knew exactly what I wanted. 
But don't worry, the fillers will set in a few days and you'll look much more natural.
Pain factor: 2.5/10

Overall, I'm super satisfied with the treatment 
and you'll be amazed how much difference enhancing certain features can make. 
I'm much more confident now with any angle, bring on the selfies!


 The fillers settled in really nicely, just the right amount of definition I needed :) 
Loving it so far all thanks to:
Privé Clinic
390 Orchard Road #03-03 Palais Renaissance Singapore 238871
Tel: 6737 6639
Mon-Fri: 10am to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday and PH: Closed

Website:

Facebook:
Instagram:
@priveaesthetics


✿ Summer Tangerine Makeup + Korean Makeup Haul ✿
Thursday, April 28, 2016.


Many of you have requested a makeup tutorial so here you go:


Jumping on the orangey apricot tint trend, this makeup look really makes the coral hues pop.

Also, this post would be a mini review on my recent Korean makeup and skincare haul 
from +Hermo Singapore went crazy buying all the Korean goodies that I've been dying to try out.
Let's not waste anymore time and dig right in:


Super excited about this 
MEME x HERMO
Holiday Season special 
of PONY x MEMEBOX's collection
I'm a personal fan of Pony and have been loving her products
so this was a must have for me. 

The packaging is seriously #goals
tooooo prettyyyy
almost couldn't bear to use it.

Shine Easy Glam Eyeshadow Palette 
#03 - Orange Bloom

As seen in the makeup video above,
this palette gives you a nice orange hued eyeshadow 
which I particularly enjoy applying recently. 

Blossom Lip Color - 
#03 - Orange Dahlia 
This lip color compliments my skin tone really well
and is not drying when applied to my lips. 



 This 2 products totally caught my eye
as I'm a sucker for packaging and gravitate towards different shades of pink. 

3CE - Daily Lady
This is a really feminine nude color
that I'll wear on days that I feel more 'girly' 

3CE Pink Rumour Blur Setting Loose Powder
This came as a surprise to me as several reviews I read online said that this setting powder
was 'so-so' only. However, upon several usages. This has officially become my favourite 
setting powder thus far. A little goes a long way in keeping your makeup in place the whole day. 
With this on, my makeup can look flawless for almost 8 hrs! 
It gives a velvety smooth finish, highly recommend. 
4.5/5 stars :)

Innisfree long wear cushion foundation in natural beige 
Was curious to try this out as cushion foundations are the in thing now. 
Coverage is a medium - high for this and it's really easy to use.
Just pat it on and you're ready to head out. 

Etude house - color my brows in natural brown 
On days when I feel like lightening my brows without having to bleach/dye them
this comes in really handy and does the job well for such a good price! 

Etude house - Soft Cream Puff 
Substitute for a beauty blender except for the rubbery smell during the first few uses. 

Etude house - Wonder Pore Freshner 
Best deal so far, value for money
for the price I paid, I got a huge bottle of product (500ml) 
For those people who prefer toners with alcohol (like myself) 
this is a great option. I feel that it tones and leaves my skin feeling clean after each usage. 


Skin Food Black Sugar Mask
 Heard many good reviews about this and had to try it out.
Loved the consistency and the exfoliating factor. 
Always so tempted to eat it every time I use it because it really is so sugary 
(but no please don't eat it)


My favourite find in this haul!!!
Borghese Fango active mud mask.
A jar of goodness.

This I have to rave about 
as this mask really sucks out all the gunk in your pores
You would be able to see all the oils being cleansed from your pores after the mask dries.
I use it 1-2 times a week. 
5/5 stars!!! 

Last but not least
April Skin Magic Stone
100% natural cleansing soap 
I love how it cleanses my skin but still keeps it balanced
and it's really affordable, what a steal! 
Totally digging the bar stone like form of the soap and I usually use this as my night cleanser.

Get S$15 off your first purchase on Hermo @ www.hermo.sg/get15off

Products were purchased from 
www.hermo.sg 

Instagram:
@hermosg



Refreshing my hair with Salondechoix
Tuesday, March 29, 2016.


So it's been 3 months since I fixed my hair
and looking at this picture now, it was really a mess! 
How I wish I had eyes at the back of my head 
so I could see how bad my hair situation is...
Okay but in all seriousness, I felt that my hair was really dry and frizzy,
the colour was all faded and my roots were growing out like wild grass. 

I requested for Chester to do some treatment for my hair to revive it
and he suggested to even out my hair colour too. 
He added Olaplex into the colouring mixture to strengthen and repair my hair bonds,
during the colouring process.


After the colouring, he proceeded to do a smoothening treatment for my hair. 
I really like this treatment has it made my hair so smooth,
my hair tie kept falling off every time I tried to tie my hair. 
My hair really felt silky. 

Always so amazed by the before and after shots of my hair. 
I liked how he still kept a bit of purple at the ends
but toned the colour out evenly. 

Selfie timeeee with purple streaks peeping through :) 

SPECIAL PROMO
valid till April 
$350 
for Rebonding + Treatment + Cut 

The Salon is located in a convenient area in town 
Just behind Orchard Central:
3 Killiney Road #01-06
Winsland House 1
Near KPO

Visit: www.salondechoix.com
Call: +65 68362959
or
Email: reservation@salondechoix.com
for reservations
Opening Hours: 10:30am - 8:30pm daily

Just mention my name 'Nicole Chang Min'
to get a 15% discount 
The person responsible for all my hair magic is Chester Soh (: 
Instagram: @salondechoix





9 Reasons You Should Visit The Nail Artistry
Tuesday, March 22, 2016.




THE NAIL ARTISTRY

Conveniently located in the heart of Serangoon Gardens, 
this new and upcoming nail salon is your next place to go to get your nails done! 
Let me tell you why:


1) Owned and ran by Girl Boss Steffi (@steffiyip) 
this cutie is definitely one to look out for when you visit the Nail Artistry ;) 

But too bad guys, she already has a ring on her finger 
with her fiancé who co-runs 'The After Taste' 
right beside her Nail Parlour 
(how sweet is that!)

2) Eat while doing your nails

The hunger pangs may strike anytime you're getting your nails done,
but at the nail artistry you can simply order a drink or a light bite
from the after taste cafe to keep yourself happy and full. 


And if you're the kind of girl who drags your boyfriend along
for your mani-pedis, fret not! Your boyfriend can simply chill at 
the after taste while waiting for you to get pretty nails.
No more awkward 'boyfriend in the corner of a nail salon' situation ;D

They have cakes, brunch and a huge variety of drinks. 
Bring your friends along to have a chit chat session over mani and tea.
Already sounds like a great idea to me.  

3) FREE WIFI 

Who always uses their phone during a manicure even though your fingers are occupied?
ME. 
Having wifi in a public area is like manna sent from heaven,
use your phone as much as you like throughout your session without 
worrying about exploding data bills. 

4) Shiok Pedicures 

I'm a totally sucker for great foot scrubs and removing all that 
nasty dead skin on my feet. It always feels so great after a good pedicure. 
My feet would feel brand new as though I could walk another thousand miles. 
Please girls (and guys) if you haven't tried a pedicure before - PLEASE GO.
Your feet will thank you later. 


5) FREE MOVIES

Getting restless and bored while getting your nails done? 
Keep your eyes peeled for the latest movies screening at their shop. 

Watch shows like Despicable me, Maleficent, The Lego Movie etc

6) Good and Meticulous service 

With experienced and professional manicurist attending to your every nail need,
they will never let you leave the shop with a bad nail day. 




7) Drop dead gorgeous nail art

Feeling fancy? Get your nails a 'new outfit' 
simply by customising your own nail art just the way you like it. 


The possibilities are endless and you can check out their instagram
for more elaborate designs. 

Even your toes can get some love too. 

My gelish toe nail art can easily last up to 2 months! 

8) Quote my name to get 10% off! 

Everyone loves discounts,
don't tell me you don't hor. 

9) Great location 

Serangoon gardens practically has EVERYTHING.
Not even kidding
Supermarket, Food, Dessert, Drinks, KTV, Massage, Banking, Hawker Centres
and the list just goes on.
Your one destination to get all your errands done in one day. 

Located at:
2 Maju Avenue
Serangoon Gardens 

Appointments:
9151 1919 / 6966 1919

Website:
www.thenailartistry.com 

Instagram:
@thenailartistry 
@theaftertastecafe




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