I’m still in the middle of my hair transformation which I’ll be showing results in about a week or two..
So what is my routine for this transformation?
Step 1. Shampoo & condition your hair as usual. If you prefer to use a range, you can definitely try the new Dove Nutritive Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo and Conditioner!
Step 2. Towel dry until hair stops dripping wet! I usually leave my hair for about 10 minutes before applying any treatment
Step 3. Squeeze one or two pumps of the Dove nutri-oil serum (depending on the length and thickness of your hair) onto the palms of your hand and rub together.
Step 4. Apply to the ends of your hair only.
The reason why I only apply the serum to the ends of my hair is because your scalp produces the oil on your hair – therefore, your oil tends to become much oilier than the ends of your hair. The ends of your hair has also battled through much more heat tools and chemicals from hair dye, so the ends of your hair are critical!
One of the best things about Dove Nutri-Oil serum however, is that it is weightless!!! So for those of us who are obsessed with our supermodel voluminous hair, you can still achieve that with this product!!!
Most oil-based products are on the heavier side, but with a blend of coconut and almond oils, this serum is absorbed into your hair instantly to leave no greasiness – just smooth and shiny hair!!
So good news is that now you can also transform your hair and show me what your results look like too!!
Dove is giving away 10 x Dove Nutri-Oil serums to my readers!
All you have to do is comment below and tell me what the condition of your hair is, and why it needs “transforming”!
This giveaway will be for Australian Residents only and will be ending on 16th March 2012 5:00pm AEDST.
So… ya’ll know that I’ve got hair problems. Infact, I have a mind problem, because I’m never… ever satisfied with my hair.
Ok, so for those who have been following me for a while.. whether it’d be on my blog or youtube.. you should know that I was a blonde for a big chunk of my life. Infact, I was.. all shades of blondes… ashy, orangy, redy, whitey…
Here is a picture to remind you of what I looked like when I was blonde.
What was wrong with being blonde? Why did I change? I get asked that questions almost every.. single.. day. I mean, first and foremost, the biggest problem with being blonde, is that every moment was a #blondemoment #punintended
I kid. The biggest problem about being a blonde.. was the bleach. The colour was great, but the maintenance time and effort really killed it for me. Whats worse? It ruined the condition of my hair.
I’m going to be trialling Dove’s Nourishing Oil Care Nutri-Oil Serum for the next month so I thought this would be the best opportunity to show you guys just how this all goes for me!
First, I want to show you guys the condition of my hair.
I probably shouldn’t even be smiling in this picture. The ends of my hair are sooo damaged from the constant bleaching, that they have said goodbye to me so many times (i.e. fallen off)
Back in year 2010, I cut my hair into a bob because the ends of my hair were just so ruined from the bleach!!!
Hair is actually dead (says Wikipedia) and actually exhibits no biochemical activity – so basically, if you had blonde hair and dyed it back black – even though it looks like it is in better condition, its only a lie from the outside!
However, even though hair is dead, by moisturizing and repairing, it is possible to have your hair look smooth and shiny again!
My hair has an awful amount of colours to it because of the number of times I’ve dyed it. It really needs repairing!!
It’s stressful when you can’t find the right product for your hair because just like your skin, it can “break out”!!!!
I’ll be updating with the journey of my “hair repair” program with Dove Nutri-Oil Serum is make sure you guys continue to check back for my updates!!!
Remember what my hair looks like nowww and we will see healthy/shiny hair in a few weeks time!!! <3
Ohai!! I’m live blogging at Circular Quay – where the Moove Monument is!!!! #MPhones
I met up with Darren from Boymoments and we are both here celebrating the launch of the new limited edition Moove milk – Caramel Fudge – which is up on shelves on Tuesday 27th February 2012!
Check out these Moove headphones!!! #Mphones
Wtf right??? It’s made of hundreds of Moove cartons and the best part of it is that it also actually has a cable and plug!!!!
Moove MPhones will be in First Fleet Park, Circular Quay from Wednesday 22nd February to Sunday 26th February!!!! Come and check it out!!! You can try the brand new Moove flavour whilst you’re at it!!!
And check out the hot promo boys here!
Aside from trying the new Moove flavour, you can be more interactive and play Taste Invaders!!!
This is me playing!!! It’s basically an interactive game – much like Wii – where you have to stand infront of a huge screen and try to catch as many Moove cartons as you can that are dropping down from the screen!!!!
Darren seemed to be a bit more better dressed than me since he was in pants!!! I had to hold up my dress whilst holding the net!!! HAHA.
Emily from Lil Black Book came along to see us too!!! She recently bleached her hair blonde with pink tips!!!!!!
To celebrate 10 years of business, Trilogy has launched a year long campaign to raise funds for Child’s i Foundation – a charity established by a British lady named Lucy Buck, helping to end the tragedy of abandonment of babies in Uganda.
In third world, or less developed countries some may argue, many babies are not given the choice to live. A study has shown that an estimated number of 40 to 80 new-born babies are being abandoned each year by their mothers in Kampada – Uganda. These babies are sadly being dumped in dust bins, on streets and other areas.
Many of these babies are abandoned due to poverty, diseases and violence within Uganda.
Child’s i Foundation helps to provide care for these babies – providing shelter and support – to ensure that every child in its care grows up in a loving family in Uganda.
I love Trilogy as a brand and so I wanted to take part of this project and assist in spreading the word about this campaign along to everyone who would love to support these abandoned babies. Of course there are many ways to support, and you can read more about Child’s i Foundation here.
Our world has been filled with so much hate, jealousy and selfishness that a lot of us seem to forget the love within ourselves. We forget how lucky we are to be loved, to be brought up by our families, to be cared for by our friends.
Celebrate with Trilogy and lend a helping hand
Helping Hand Wash combines the natural antibacterial properties of Elderberry and Burdock with natural vegetable oils in an effective, low foaming liquid soap. RRP $19,95 (300ml)
A small 10-cent coin sized pump is enough to thoroughly cleanse your hands. The formula of the hand wash is very moisturising as the texture of the wash is more of a cream than gel.
I was a little surprised by the texture of the cream because I’m so used to gel or foam based liquid soap. This helping hand wash not only doesn’t foam up, but actually leaves an amazing lavender scent on your soft & moisturised hands!!
Highly recommended hand wash because you get to keep an amazing hand wash (It honestly smells very very nice!!!! But I may be bias towards Lavender – my favourite colour and smell) whilst supporting a great charity.
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me but no monetary benefits were received. All opinions are purely my own.
I went over to Raine‘s house the other day to host a giveaway with her on her amazing phone cases. She hasn’t launched her website for long but I just know it’s going to be an amazingly successful shop from the quality of her cases.
Before she launched, she custom made a phone case for me which was honestly the nicest case I had ever received. It literally sparkles in the sunlight and you can see no mistakes anywhere!! They are made of 100% authentic swarovski crystal – which means that they actually bling forever, unlike the rhinestones or fake plastic crystal pretend stones.
I highly recommend these cases – and usually I have lots of trouble with the crystals falling off but with this case, I took it to America, Malaysia and it has actually stayed in one piece!! The only downside to it is that it is so strong and tight that I have had slight trouble pulling the case off – but I do think that can be easily fixed with a strong daddy or boyfriend (in my case anyway).
In the giveaway, we are giving away two of these gorgeous cases away to my followers. You can actually custom make your phone cases or just choose the pre-made designs. I’m so so excited to see what the winners will pick because all the designs are so amazing!
Steps to winning is very simple. Bascially there are only two steps.
1. You have to go to Modelchic facebook and like their facebook page
2. You have to choose a design from Runway Bling and comment in the video below which your favourite design is
bling case giveaway video
If you can’t wait for the giveaway to end and would like a new case, you can still head over to Runway Bling and receive a 15% discount if you quoet “chaigyaru15″ at checkout!! That’s a hefty 15% off – which means if you buy a $170 case, you only end up paying $144.50!!!!! Better than any retail sales in Sydney!!!
Anyway, I really hope you guys support Raine because she has put in a lot of effort into starting up her own phone cases business and really investing the time to find the best quality in the cases possible. It really is worth every cent.
Here are some of the cases available including some of my favourites.
For months now, I’ve owned an Apple iPad 2 that my boss gave to me for business meetings. But ofcourse, being the Apple fanatic I am, I’ve downloaded millions of applications on it, including games, magazines and other productive apps!
Today, I’m going to share with you some of my favourite applications!
One of my favourite applications is definitely twitter and wordpress! I love my social networking and blogging, so these two applications are a must! WordPress isn’t very user friendly though – so if you would like to upload pictures and put them in a way you want them to go, you probably won’t get that.
However that being said, you can easily draft up a blog post and then add pics to it online! I always do that on the trains or when I come up with some random thoughts and it really helps me get blog posts up!
Twitter – I don’t need to explain this one. You use it on your smart phones too, don’t you? Double the size. Double the fun!
Another favourite application of mine is ASOS magazine. It only updates once a month, but when it does.. I’m seriously drooling over the amazing quality the iPad2 produces and the easy finger flip for page turning!! Loves!!!!!
Obviously, one of my absolute favourite apps is the “Camera”. There is no better app than a camera on any electronic device!
But what comes first is an App Xiaxue had blogged about a month or so back! It’s the Makeover!
The Makeover is almost like a liquidifying machine!! It amazes me everytime – but remember to liquidify in proportion! Don’t go overboard!
I did one on the picture I quickly took!
The app is so smart that the only thing you need to do is create 4 points. The outer corners of your eyes and the outer corners of your lips.
Watch it in action.
And then after a few adjustments…
Not completely all well proportioned – but if you take the time to do it slowly, it works really really well!!! Great alternative to quick portraits/selca!
Now if you do not already own an iPad 2, why not treat yourself one for Christmas?? Then you wouldn’t need to be envious about my overseas trips, but you can read my blog from the touch of your fingertips!
Vodafone now offers iPad 2 16GB + 64GB plans for an upfront cost of $0!!
So you can take one home now, surf on the net each and every day – then pay monthly just like a mobile phone!
Depending on which plan package you choose, you receive GBs and GBs of data usage!! You can even upgrade at any point you like!
If you regularly read Australian Magazines such as the fabulous Good Health [for my food bloggies], CLEO, Cosmopolitan [for my fashion and beauty bloggies], and Australian Gourmet Traveller [for my travel bloggies], you would have already discovered that buying magazines every month can get quite time consuming and pricey!
But surfing on the internet for pictures are never enough. I love my blogs, but I also need a piece of my magazines. Sitting infront of the computer screen is never the same as sitting on my bed flipping through sheets and sheets of gorgeous coloured printing. #soundsgeeky
Definitely try to pick up a subscription with Magshop while their Christmas deals are on!
Some of my favourite deals include:
♥ 12 issues of both CLEO and Cosmopolitan for A$99.95!!!
♥ 10 issues of Harpers Bazaar and 12 issues of Madison Magazine for A$99.95
The best part of Magshop is that they even allow “perfect gift” searches. If you are purchasing a gift for a Kris Kringle, you can search on your KK’s age group, gender and general interest, and some magazine suggestions will be produced for you!
Don’t forget that Magshop is also still giving you the chance to win a trip to Hawaii for every order you make on participating titles!!!
Be eligible to win one of 10 fabulous Hawaiian holiday packages valued at over $12,000 each with Magshop’s Christmas competition (link to https://www.magshop.com.au/xmas-2011). Simply subscribe, renew or treat family and friends to any of the 35 participating titles including The Australian Women’s Weekly, Top Gear Australia, Australian House & Garden, Shop Til You Drop, UFC, Money, and many more.