Essential Sleeping Mask + NEW Hair Serum! posted by

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Ahem.. Why my hair like this?

For the longest time i tell people my hair is NOT THAT BAD. Nobody believes me.

I mean think about it. My hair's bleached uncountable times, i change my hair colour a lot, style it often with hot iron and have it styled often by a very pro Sio but still, it's hot plate on my hair.

PLUS the fact that i used to do rebonding often..

All these should only mean one thing.. That i should be botak now. HAHA. But i'm not!!! Cox i've been using pretty awesome shampoo and haircare treatment during my showers.

I use the orange series (Rich Premier).



Lolol. I'd tell you why!!! It's becox of these little buggers!!! They are the culprits for our messed up "bedhair" and give us the "bad hair day" look!!! They appear during our sleep time and attaaacckkk!!

Which of these mischievous little ones are responsible for your crazy hair in the morning?!

For me it's FRIZZ..
And TANGLE!!! Like seriously! I go to sleep with hair just fine.. How come i wake up with hair all jumbled up and tangled and pressed and bent and brittle that it becomes soooo frizzy!!!

I'm gonna bring you through and experiment i did okay. Before each test my hair is shampooed clean and air dry for fairness okay. So you can see how i deal with and prevent ah siao hair.

This is me before going to bed and me waking up the next day. I'd share with you the preventive method but now if you wake up with hair like this.. You know you need immediate treatment and help. Lolol. And i've always used the serum from Essential to save the day. We;d talk about that later!

We were talking about preventive treatment yes!!! To prevent the little hair tyrants from messing with our hair while we sleep at night.. Introducing the Essential Sleeping Hair Mask!!!
It's a treatment milk that will protect our hair from "Pillow Friction"

The milky, non-greasy texture is absorbed instantly by our hair and forms a protective layer between each hair strand and our pillow!!!

So no matter how we toss and turn, our hair cuticles will be protected from Pillow Friction damages. So we can be sure that we will wake up to much more manageable hair that is easy for styling!!!

Imma try it to show you!!!
Spread it evenly on my hair. And then go to sleep.

Sorry my eyes a bit bloated like this cox just wake up lolol. I was so excited to see that i didn't wake up a lion thanks to the Sleeping Hair Mask so i rushed to my beauty room and snap the pictures lolol.
THANK YOU ESSENTIAL SLEEPING HAIR MASK!!!!! I think i can say goodbye to ah siao hair forever!!!! Hahaha. Like this really good enough to go 见人 already lor!!!
DA TANG!!! Results side by side. Went to sleep with the sleeping mask and woke up to hair that didn't have a wild life of its own lolol. At least they look like they belong to me.

Now if you can do this preventive method, you might not even need the day serum =XXX But let's say you forget to apply the sleeping hair mask, or let's say you run out of it..

And you wake up with explosive hair =OOO
Now there's a ALL-NEW serum to save the day!!!
It's in clear form!!! So YAY!!! No stickiness no oily after-feel!!!
Smells super extra good!!!! Smells like fruits and berries + honey + a little bit of a touch from a fairy.
Apply it where necessary, especially to the hair ends!

You see!!!!! I LOVE IT!!! It's gonna be my life saviour from now on. In fact you should use it after you towel dry your hair! Effect will be even better when your hair dries! But it works fine for me on dry hair as well!!!

One more pump to fix my fringe and excess for the ends!!!
There you have! Shiny and manageable hair that lasts all day!!! You can see ah, it's not the oily kind! The finishing has a shine but it's matte to touch!
My must-have for self-styling for hair and just to make sure i don't leave the house like ah siao lol!!!

Also, it's so light-weight that you can still style your hair after applying!!!

The Cuticle Protection Ingredients in this new hair serum forms a protective veil over our hair to prevent frizz and dryness caused by humidity and UV rays! So we can leave house with hair that looks good + smells good + is protected from harmful environment factors!

So now you know!!! Night night before bed, use the Essential Sleeping Hair Mask!!!
Day time use the Essential Hair Serum to keep your hair shiny and lively all day!!! ^.^ Now a little good news for y'all!!! To make sure you LOVE what you're gonna buy for yourself.. And becox the products ARE THIS GOOD, Essential is giving away free samples for all of you!!! ^.^


If you think you're already in love with the products, you can go grab them in stores for yourself also! They are going fast at a super reasonable price at all leading supermarkets, hypermarkets, personal care stores and pharmacies only $11.90 each!!!

Another good news i forgot to mention earlier..

KPop lovers attention please!!! In particularly fans of 2NE1!!!

Win 6 pairs of tickets worth over $2000 to 2NE1’s All or Nothing concert held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 28th June! Simply buy $10 worth of Essential products to qualify!

Go to for more information.

Good luck on winning the tickets ^.^

Accidental shot while i was setting the self-timer that turned out nice hahaha. Go try the Sleeping Hair Mask!!! Confirm you will like the results next day!!! Talk about improvement much!! ^.^

Links for your convenience:

Essential Facebook page for more information
Page to collect your free samples
Page for details to win 2NE1 Concert tickets

And follow @essentialsingapore for updates and maybe some tips and tricks to have pretty hair everywhere, every time!!! ^.^

Little Thoughts Mothers' Day posted by


Whether it's from you to your mum, or from you to your mum's mum, or from you to your wife.. Or from you to your friend who is a mum.. Little Thoughts hope we can play a tiny part of your lovely gesture to show a little appreciation for all the mums around you.

So as you can see from above, those three that i picked for the artwork are my favourite three cuts from the new bouquet designs added for Mothers' Day.

The top most pastel purple lilac / pink / cream one is my utmost favourite O.O I may be biased and i know Mothers' Day is mostly about carnations and carnations are beautiful but hydrangeas (as you saw in the pastel bouquet) expresses the giver’s gratefulness for the recipient’s understanding.. =)

My sister Pearl designed all of these bouquets and she is a mother of 3, soon to be 4 =))) I am very proud of her. And we hope as you do, that the special ones who received this, will smile.

Some of the new designs. The red and peach carnations (bottom two) will look EVEN more beautiful when they bloom. I know cox i saw them again 1 day after the photoshoot.

(For self-collection)
For Mothers' Day special, we are bringing you this bundle deal for just $80!

The bundle deal consists of:

- A bouquet of size approximately 22cm

- 925 Sterling Silver bracelet (size adjustable)

- Standard card (blank inside) designed by Little Thoughts

I'm sorry the bracelet can't be seen too well on colour backgrounds (we tried on pink and turquoise to suit the company's style) so i got Josh to help me take one picture of the actual product with black background. He is freaking genius. Finally a picture that does the bracelet justice!

The dangling details are textured matte. And wrist size is adjustable as you can figure from the picture. Quite elegant and chic when a lady puts it on! Hope you guys will like it!

Limited bundle deals available so do make your order fast. Last Valentine's Day we had to turn down many many many orders (especially on the 12th, 13th and even 14th Feb itself!!!) cox we really don't want to do things hastily and would prefer to focus and make best of what we already committed to.

This Mothers' Day will be the same!!!

Good news is we have opened up SELF-COLLECTION OPTION!!!

For 10th May and 11th May (Saturday and Sunday, 12pm - 8pm) so if you prefer to collect your bouquet(s) and gifts before your family lunch / dinner, you could!

Self-collect saves you $15 delivery charge and lets you collect the bouquet at a time of your convenience. Of course delivery is still available! Do fill in all your details good during checkout!

Address for self-collection will be emailed to you right after confirmation! It's quite accessible one it's near Macpherson. So don't worry!!! ^.^

Me and Pearl are both looking forward to be at your service hahaha.

Browse for your bouquets and gifts at Little Thoughts

I LOVE JAPAN - Gotemba Premium Factory Outlet posted by

HARROWWWW AGAIN!!! Official day one in Japan we planned to go to Hakone (next post!) and it's quite far out Tokyo so on the way we drop by Gotemba Premium Outlet in hope to bag some cheap and good stuff!!! And i did bought quite a fair bit!!!

You can find the list of brands HERE. It's crazyyyyyy!!! It's like a whole town FILLED with big brands and small brands!!! From Japanese labels to international labels.. Everything at a discount!!!

Beside our hotel.. The first sakura tree i saw in my whole life =))))) It's just a standalone one.
Picked up one from the flower.. It's still perfect =)) There's some kind of.. Serenity in a small alley like this.. Where you can pick up a perfect flower that just fall from the tree.
I love Japan, i love Japan everywhere.
Taking the subway to go meet Watanabe!!! He is Sio's bestfriend and he is an angel!!! He took us around in the car for two whole days!!! That means he took 2 days off work for us!!! Super thankful!
After we grab a quick one from combini for the road trip!
Introducing Watanabe!!! Hahah! ROADTRIP STARTS!!!!!!
Josh moved to the back cox i kept moving around and hit my head on the bar.. Like many times lol. So we switch seats. Cox i bo xi diam.. He xi diam. Lolol.
This time we are still Samantha and Qiu.
After this we are forever #onigirigirls ^.^V Hahaha! I even made a song for our debut album!!! "Onigirigirls~~ Tamago~ Mentaiko~ Oni onigirigirls~ Oh yeah yi yeah yi yeah~" O.O
Happy~~~ I love road trips loh. Cox it's just one person drive..... Lolol.
While the rest pig out O.O Hahah! My breakfast!!!!! I LOVE THE SEASONAL FRUIT JUICE PACKS!!!! I make sure i try every different flavour when i'm there if i can!!!
This one is berries unite ^.^V Taste like a sweet only!!! I LOVE IT~~
If you ever see this....... YOU HAVE TO BUY ITTT!!!!!!! It's crab flesh + wasabi cheese!!!!!!! AND IT IS SO GOOD!!!!!! Omg not sure if i tio gong tao or everything just really taste so good in Japan!
Stop over for toilet break at a pit stop station and saw this cute Anpanman beverage machine!
The toilet is beyond first class omg. Got like a vanity room and table with powerpoint! Can do your full makeup and hair there lol. And there's a board to tell you which cubicle is occupied / free. And it's sooooo clean and dry!!! It makes you appreciate Japan standard for everything even more!!!
With roadside flower =_= Roadside flowers also so chio. Watanabe prolly laughing at the back going "Heh. Tourist" Lolol.
Siew mai using pork from black pigs. Lol. Samantha maybe find the styrofoam more appetizing?
MY MUST-HAVE!!!!! Baby Cheese and grapes!!!! Freaking gourmet dessert time on the car!
 And we arrived at Gotemba Premium Outlets!!!

I was in particularly going for Lowrys Farm, Snidel, Ciao Panic and Samantha was going for Prada and likes. Lolol. But in the end we bought shopped quite a lot more than items from those shops!

The guys also did some shopping for their girlfriend / wife! Haha.

I ALMOST bought a solid perfume necklace from Chloe!!! Lucky i control never buy cox i know i wanna buy simply cox it's chio and smell quite pleasant lah but i'd never wear it i'd just keep it in my drawer and admire it.

Just like the Jill Stuart blusher i bought for $50 on my previous Japan trip =XXX I until now haven't open it =XXX  But it's okay, maybe next time i can pass to my daughter and tell her it's 传家之宝 lol.

My face + a Samantha doing a "我飞的最高最远~ 我的梦无际无边~" Lolololol.
Poor trio. Me and Samantha shop around so much that the three of them just give up hahaha. Luckily there are plenty of seats outside all the shops!!! So the three of them can sit around like they are at 养老院 (old folks home lol). someone bring them the chessboard.


Lotsa people bring their doggies there!!!!

Don't worry the Japanese are very very civil about dog-bringing lol. So totally no doggy smell and the place is very open-space. Doggies are not allowed inside the shops and are always on leash. But you can see them and their owners walking together everywhere outside the shops!!!!!

A bit hard to pull the level for this picture.. Cox if i want the white retriever to look just nice, the black poodles will be too dark. But if i wanna make the poodle details show, the retriever becomes over-exposed. Lolol. I don't know how the owner snaps pictures of them together.
Hello cutie!!!
Cute shiba giving me a sleepy look!!! Hahaha!
Went to a sushi shop within the premium outlet!!! MUST try these soup if you are a soup lover! The base is very thick!!! Flavour is super strong and authentic!
Sam, Sio having a stroke again and Watanabe ^.^
Me and my Josh ^.^
We ordered a lotttttt of food!!!!!! Excuse me can you please look at the unagi tempura sushi. LOLOL. It's totally overflowing. And the uni sushi!!! What the heck hahaha.
Group shot of the first batch of food!
Not really. Lolol. I don't take raw food so.. I can has tamago. Lolol.
AND KANIIIII!!!!!!! This one is REAL FREAKING WHOLE CRAB LEG!!! I think it's even more li hai than kani!!! It tastes soooo sweeeet and yumssss!!!
BEST. FREAKING. FISH. I. EVER. HAD. IN. MY. LIFE. FULLSTOP. Lolol. NO JOKE LAH!!! This fish is soooooooo good it just melts in my mouth and it's soooooo fatty!!!! I don't know what it's call but it sounded something like.. Eng gah wah or something. Samantha ordered it!

We ordered so much until we cannot finish right. End up the meal for 5 person cost $150 only.

What the heck.

I am so totally going back to Japan, hopefully soon!!!

That's that for now!!!

I'd say check out the premium outlet if you love to shop!!! You'd definitely be able to find something that's cheaper than what you can find outside!!! And all the big brands from Japan and overseas are there so it can't go wrong!!! But if you're not a shopping person then maybe still go check it out for the sushi hahaha. And the doggies and the beautiful ambiance!!!

Especially let's say you're heading to Hakone, you should definitely drop by Gotemba! Cox it's on the way!!! Okay next post about Japan soon okay!!! ^.^

I gotta go finish up my advertssss dee =( If not Weds i'm flying off for my surgery!!!

Okay bye bye!!! Hope your weekends been good to you ^.^