Are you sick of having dull hair? Do you have a bold hairstyle/colour you have never tried and decided to give it a go now? I was once in contemplation, but not anymore. And I finally got to experience having a headful of tresses in the colour I have always fantasized about having but never was able to achieve, under the magic hands of my hair artist William (Instagram @william5113) from Kenjo Salon. My hair was reborn thanks to him and the other staff from Kenjo!!!

Located conveniently at Plaza Singapura Level 4, Kenjo Salon is a brightly lit and spacious salon set against a sleek and modern ambience with a combination of local and Korean stylists.

My thirst and hunger would never go unquenched. They have a variety of hot and cold drinks & some biscuits to offer you!

Since I’m on this photo, I can also explain about the credit package they offer. You can pay just the cost of the service provided that day, of course, and you also have the choice of paying $500 to get $550 credit + a Hair/Scalp Treatment (worth $120) or $900 to get $1000 credit + Mucota 3 Step Treatment OR Hair & Scalp Treatment (worth $240). Out of the frame is an offer of $3 off when you check-in to and like Kenjo Salon on Facebook.

Time to take a look at my lifeless all-year-round-dark coloured hair before my transformation, shall we?

And next will be when the magic begins… William put on the robe and salon capes for me and you can see him in the background mixing the formulas like a wizard concocting a potion.

The Davines ‘A New Colour’ series is ammonia-free, their bleaching powder enriched with metasilicate and their activator enriched with vitamin C for a strong anti-oxidant action.

The Olaplex No.1 Bond Multiplier works on a molecular level to rebuild our hairs’ broken disulfide bonds caused by chemical, thermal & mechanical damage and begins the process of preventing damage and repairing hair.

Olaplex No.2, the Bond Perfector is the second salon step of the Olaplex treatment, which was applied after rinsing off the highlights/colour from the hair at the salon sink, leaving it on for at least 15 minutes before rinsing it off. It continues to rebuild and restore any remaining broken bonds

Disclaimer: The person at the salon sink is not me.

Now, let’s appreciate the eVoLuTiOn of my hair transformation together!

After 1x balayage with Olaplex No.1 & 2, blowdried

In the process of ombre balayage for the second time, wearing a tinfoil hat, waiting and watching Goblin…

After 2x balayage with Olaplex No.1 & 2, toned with Davines Toning Shampoo & Conditioner and blowdried

After 3x of balayage, toning with Davines Ammonia-Free Colour Tone in Ash was done to remove the yellow tones. Then, William applied Davines AF Colour Tone in Ash Violet and Violet. For the final look, he blowdried my hair, styled curls, applied Davines hair serum andddd....

My final look and trust me, I was totally digging it and delightfully amazed!!
Throughout the whole process, there were minimal unpleasant smell.
Even the balayage was odourless! My happy nose... haha!

And lastly, one with the good-looking magician William himself!

Thank you very much for your impeccable service and for making me feel like a whole new person (with pretty hair)!

68 Orchard Road #04-72
Plaza Singapura
Singapore 238839

Closest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut MRT

  For appointment: +65 6238 8083

Extra perks for reading till the end,
quote ‘Blogger Rebecca’ for 15% off your first visit at Kenjo Salon.

Don’t forget to look for my hair magician, William! 

a promotion starting on April '17

Are you looking for a natural and toxic free deodorants? Can't take inhaling in the chemicals from aerosol antiperspirant sprays like me? Rustic Maka Pachy Deodorants is the way to go! I have received their deodorants in different fragrances — Rough Rivers, Citrus Gardens and Calming Fields. All of their deodorants are cruelty-free, vegan certified and non-GMO without any aluminium, parabens nor synthetic fragrances.

Both Daniel and I has tried them and we really love it. It is very effective and smells naturally pleasant with a mild scent and not a strong smell. I absolutely dislike the pervasive smell of the spray ones. I personally don't use the spray ones, only roll ons. But Daniel used to use the spray ones and the whole house would be filled with that unpleasant artificial fragrance, even after a long time, the smell still lingers. I'm pretty sure there would be long term health effects when inhaled for a prolonged period of time too. ICK.

Other than it being a little rough and painful on the skin during application, these deodorants are the perfect alternative to the chemical ones. So if you have been using industrialized deodorants and antiperspirants your whole life, it's time for a change to a healthier and natural choice!

Pachy Deodorant - Citrus Gardens - Travel 1oz/28g, USD 5.95

Ingredients: Manihot Esculenta (Arrowroot) Tapioca Powder*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax**, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Oil, Saliva Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil 

*Certified Organic Ingredient, **Wildcrafted Ingredient

This has my favourite smell out of the all. Very citrusy!

Due to our perspiration being naturally acidic, our skin might react adversely to the range that has baking soda, like a reaction between vinegar (pH 2.2) and baking soda. The lower level pH your perspiration is, the more likely you will have a reaction. But fret not! Rustic Maka offers the Citrus Gardens deodorant with a baking soda-free formulaHip hip hooray!

Also comes in a bigger size of 3.2oz/90g at USD 9.95.

Pachy Deodorant - Rough Rivers (For Men) - Travel 1oz/28g, USD 5.95

Ingredients: Manihot Esculenta (Arrowroot) Tapioca Powder*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax**, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil 

*Certified Organic Ingredient, **Wildcrafted Ingredient

Daniel has been using this and it's finished now so he'd moved on to using the Calming Fields (bottom).

Pachy Deodorant - Calming Fields 3.2oz/90g, USD 9.95

Ingredients: Manihot Esculenta (Arrowroot) Tapioca Powder*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax**, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil 

*Certified Organic Ingredient, **Wildcrafted Ingredient

They all smell so amazing!

Stay updated with Rustic Maka news by following them on IG @rusticmaka.

What's not to love about an all natural deodorant with a reasonable price tag?
Would you make the switch today? 😉

Winter Organics has launched 4 new products and none of it disappoints!!! After using their Chamomile Facial Cleanser, I was excited to try these new products and see if these are also worth raving about. And once again, it did not fail to amaze...

They have recently launched the Calendula Shower Gel, Cacao Facial Scrub. Macadamia Hand & Body Lotion and Macadamia Hand Cream, all being 100% natural, certified organic, cruelty-free and vegan.

Let's break it down...

Like the facial cleanser, because it is natural, there was not much lather to it but you can still see the concentrated gel as you massage and spread it around your body. It would be a better experience using it with a bathing mesh pouf sponge.  The shower gel smells really pleasant and natural. 

Although the directions states to avoid eye area, it has been tears-free (so far) when the foam accidentally goes into the eyes, similar to the Chamomile facial cleanser. I have been using it on Hansel as well and I have yet to hear him scream whenever I clean his face with this and I know the foam have inevitably went into his eyes. I would still quickly rinse it off once I am done cleaning his face though, not purposely leaving it for longer just because he isn't crying.

The skin also feels smoother and hydrated after using it. 

However, I find the usual price (SGD 20) a little steep if you buy it individually, for a 200ml bottle. They are currently offering a special price of SGD 16 for one. Fortunately, they also offer a bundle of 3 at SGD 48 so when it reverts back to its original price, you have that option. I would go for that!

This smells heavenly!!! Chocolate paradise to be exact. I would use this everyday if I could but please don't! It is so concentrated with three gentle exfoliants (no microbeads involved!)  Bamboo powder, Argan Shell powder and Olive Seed powder  that with every massage of your finger tips, you can feel them gently exfoliating your dead skin on your face.

The choco smell from the cacao is......  Combined with olive squalane and papaya extract, this scrub really 'aroma game strong'
Don't be surprised when you feel tempted to put some in your mouth to try hahahaha!

It does not end there! The results after using it was extremely satisfying as well! 
My face always feel really smooth and clean after a scrub with this.

The price is also a little on the higher end for this 100ml bottle but having said that, a little of this product goes a long way so I will update when I find out how long/many scrubs this bottle could last for me once I've finished it.

One of my saviors for the early dry winter in Sweden. I never knew macadamia nuts could be made into hand/body lotions/cream! Apparently, according to Winter Organics, Macadamia nut milk/oil is rich in vitamin E, helps improves the appearance of scars, helps with sunburn and other skin irritation. It also promotes skin elasticity, youthful appearance and restore skin’s barrier function. Smells pretty good too. Wow!

A very concentrated lotion and you don't need a lot of it. I use this for my arms and Vintage Body Care's Simply Shea Healing Lotion for my legs. It moisturizes well but I still bring their Macadamia hand cream out to reapply on my hands where it is exposed the most so it's always dry and flaky.

This is the Macadamia Hand & Body Lotion, just in a travel sized bottle so you can conveniently put it in your jacket pocket/purse for use when you are outside/travelling. My winter jacket pocket is it's permanent home now! Relieves hand dryness instantly and feels really nice.

They ship within Singapore with no minimum spending for free and Internationally when you spend a min. of SGD 50! They also offer a Skincare Bundle of all 5 products —  Chamomile Facial Cleanser, Calendula Shower Gel, Cacao Facial Scrub, Macadamia Hand & Body Lotion and Macadamia Hand Cream for 30% off it's usual price! Get them all for SGD 69 instead of SGD 98!

Winter Organics has officially made it to my holy grail must-have brand list!
Leave a comment and let me know if it has become yours too!