One of the biggest decision in my past 3 years of life was to decide to snip my long fringe off, reason being I’ve had my long fringe for a long time now and was starting to get sick of it. Also, I was starting to bald on the centre parting so it was finally time to get ride of fringe. It was a scary decision to make initially but I entrusted my dear hair to Junichi, a top Japanese hair stylist at Shunji Matsuo. And he didn’t disappoint! (Of course, he’s Japanese! haha.)
Last Sunday, I made a trip down to Shunji Matsuo Ngee Ann City for my new haircut. I met Junichi, who was already standing at the reception waiting for me. So paiseh! We briefly said hi and went into the salon. I told him I wanted bangs so he flipped a few pages of magazines for me and asked what kind of style I wanted. Lol, it was quite funny because he has only been in Singapore for a few weeks and couldn’t speak English fluently. But he made sure I knew what he was getting at and even got another Japanese hair stylist (who has been in Singapore for more than 20 years) to translate for us. Junichi was really nice and gentlemanly.
Last picture of my centre parting! Goodbye hair!
In a few minutes, tada!! My bangs!!
Junichi was trimming my ends off as I have quite a fair bit of split ends. Uh oh, I actually haven’t been conditioning my hair for a while. :/
When the fringe was cut, Junichi did fringe perm for me. I always wondered how some models have perfect fringe and yuan lai it’s fringe perm! Call me sua ku but I never knew this existed. As my hair is naturally very very straight, I didn’t want my fringe to stick to my forehead so Junichi suggested fringe perm for me. Here we go!
Lol I look like I’m wearing a turban. The towel was there to absorb the excess chemical which they used on my fringe while perming, making sure it doesn’t hurt my eyes.
Went to wash off the chemical after 15 minutes and this was when they were blowing my hair. It’s taking shape!
Junichi did a bit of curling for my hair.
This was a candid shot when I was trying to fix the camera settings in my camera.
Thank you Junichi! I’ll miss you when you go to Wisma T.T (Idk why he’s not smiling in this photo but he is really friendly and warm in real life!!)
With the new bangs, I’ve been receiving lots of comments that I look more refreshed and younger now. I take all these as compliments so yay! The one thing about having bangs though, is to worry about it splitting in the middle or anywhere when taking photos. That’s the only thing I have to get used to. I love my bangs! Do you?
SHUNJI MATSUO HAIR STUDIO Ngee Ann City is located at:
Ngee Ann City, Podium B #05-23,
391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872
Tel: 6238 1522/1514
If you wish to have Junichi do your hair, find him at:
I*CON BY SHUNJI MATSUO Wisma Atria
Wisma Atria, Isetan B1
435 Orchard Road
Tel: 6836 6567
If you haven’t already know, Bath & Body Works has recently opened its first store in Singapore and Asia Pacific Region at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Two years ago when I was in the USA, I remember Bath & Body Works being one of my favourite stores because of all the nice smelling shower gels. I used Moonlight Path and Twilight Woods when I was staying there.
Angela was my plus one that evening. It’s always nice to have her around because she makes such a great company! Thank you for being you dear!
There was a dessert table filled with lots of good looking food. Rose macarons for me please!
It was my first time trying a rainbow cake can you believe it lol! I’ve never been a fan of cakes. Well I mean I really like how pretty cakes look but don’t fancy how they taste in my mouth. Especially the cream…. Let’s not go there.
Sweet treats for all of the attendees!
After stopping by the dessert table, we made our way into the store!
Be Enchanted is definitely one of my favourite fragrances next to Moonlight Path and Twilight Woods. I love all fragrances that are sweet and girly!
Carried Away is a more refreshing series, it is a spirited blend of jasmine, raspberries and whipped vanilla.
Moonlight Path is a soft blend of lavender, lilies, oak moss and musk. This was the one I got in the US!!
Another sweet smell which I fancy.
This one was too over the top for my liking. Well I like sweet notes, but this particular fragrance made me start sneezing when I smelled it. Not for me, uh uh.
One good thing about shopping at Bath & Body Works is that they have a full range of body products for each fragrances, (e.g. from shower gels, to body scrub to body lotions, etc) So if you like a particular fragrance, you can smell like it throughout the whole day if you use the full range hahah! You’ll be spoilt for choices there!
They have lip glosses too! Every girl who stepped into the Bath & Body Works Singapore store definitely came out with a bag or two.
Bringing your boyfriend along while shopping? Here’s a corner for him to spend his time at.
There are lots of toiletries for the guys too.
As you can see, the store was really packed. Singaporeans must be too excited about the opening of the Bath & Body Works store!
Taking my time to smell the different fragrances.
Here’s me with one of my favourite!
The first Bath & Body Works Store in Singapore and Asia Pacific is located at:
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands #B2-42, Canal Level.
On the actual day of my birthday, Roy brought me to Symmetry Cafe for brunch. I had wanted to try out the food there for quite some time ‘cos many people were raving about it. And I guess Roy took the hint and yep brought me there for my birthday brunch!
It was full house, all the way to their outdoor eating area. It’s best to make a reservation beforehand. They close at 3pm I think. So it’s quite hard to get a table if you go there without a reservation on a weekend.
My man hehe.
Sick birthday girl.
The first thing we did was to order a bucket of Truffle fries! Drizzled in truffle oil, these fries are fucking awesome. I love that they were crispy and full of truffle flavour. This was my favourite!
Big Breakfast which was a big boo boo because 1) it took quite a while to come, but that’s because they were really busy. 2) The food was cold when served, I wonder why.
I don’t usually eat bacon so they were all given to Roy. The mushrooms didn’t taste like the usual sautéed mushrooms you have outside. They tasted more like Chinese tze-char mushrooms. The scrambled eggs were tasteless. T.T Not too sure if it was because I was sick or this plate was a real utter disappointment. (I could taste the french fries perfectly….)
Roy’s Eggs Benedict. Really flavourful, I think he loved the mushrooms. I thought it was good too but get a bit “jelat” when you eat too much of it. So another dish off my list.
I wish I could give this place the credit it’s supposed to deserve from all the rave from everyone but I didn’t enjoy my brunch there. Perhaps I should make a trip there someday when I’m not sick, lol.
Symmetry Cafe is located at:
9 Jalan Kubor #01-01 S(199206)
Tel: +65 62919901