Monday, April 27, 2015

Shunji Matsuo 313 | Ash Grey Balayage Ombré


BALAYAGE OMBRE  Let's talk about hair today! Because I'm still buzzing about with my fresh new hair color and I'm giving all my love to Zenn (my super talented stylist!) from Shunji Matsuo @ 313.

Was feeling all sleepy last Thursday - had a short trip into Johor Bahru the previous night so basically I'm functioning on about three hours worth of sleep (gone are the days in secondary school when we can survive the entire day without any wink of sleep...) and had decided that I shall just plonk myself onto a chair in Shunji Matsuo.

If's there's one thing that I learnt while with Zenn being my stylist at Shunji Matsuo, it is that I have absolute no need to think about what I want to do with my hair. I will leave it all to Zenn to frustrate over it hahaha (but that's also how much trust I have in her). The thing is......, hair is something I can never make up my mind on and, you need to know that I can be an incredibly boring person. If the decision lies within my hands, chances are I'll stick with the usual colors and leave the salon like I never did my hair hahaha. (Doesn't this sounds so familiar already?)

Went in last Thursday with a head of brown hair and guess what I told Zenn when she asked me what I want to do with my hair? I replied.., some other shade of brown??? Hahahahhahahah.

So glad that she suggested something else because the Zenn I know is not someone for conventional options. So yippie! My hair was bleached and toned down to a shade of ash green.. and it flows down to a cool balayage of lilac that looks like a mixture of ash grey, blue and lilac at the ends. She is seriously talented!

Have always been walking into Shunji Matsuo with a blank mind and Zenn has never left me disappointed hehe. This is exactly why I always stress being in the hands a good stylist who understands you is more important than any other factor. Thank you Zenn and Shunji Matsuo 313! x


x

SHUNJI MATSUO HAIR SALON
313 SOMERSET

STYLIST: ZENN TAN
[P.S. Mention my name to enjoy 10% off all chemical services]

Location
313 Orchard Road, #03-26
313@Somerset, Singapore 238895

Contact
 (65) 6238 0226

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun:  10.30am to 9pm (last appointment)


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This is a sponsored advertorial courtesy of Shunji Matsuo
 While the services are sponsored, all views and opinions are my own.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

#BuildSG2065

Advertorial   |   Photography by  Life View Photography

50 YEARS  I love SG50. I will tell you that. And you have no idea how much I really do, because almost every single organisation.. shopping malls.. or even insurance policies and your favourite restaurant's menu has some sort of a special SG50 promotion going on. Even birth certificates - we have SG50 babies this year.. and even the SG50 triplets otters that's trending on Facebook (well now this is amusing....)

But how will Singapore and our build environment be like 50 years later in 2065?

If anything is possible - and apart the wish for the magic of teleportation to materialise - the next on my list will be for shopping and retail spaces to be brought into our homes.  (You know how Tony Stark conceptualises his range of Iron Man suits with his imaginary computer screen? YES. That.) If that kind of future technology were to land into my hands…. I would imagine for a shopping experience that transcends physical stores, fitting rooms, and across the boundaries of Singapore.

Okay, I mean, what else would you expect to come from an avid shopper like myself? Hahaha.

But hey I’m being serious. Think about it. How awesome would it be, if we could just step into shopping malls in the comfort of our homes.. Selecting just the shops or even down to just the specific brands or items that we would like to shop for? The cherry on the cake would be the possibility to even try them on to see if the apparels fit.

Wouldn’t that just save soooo much hassle on transport; the need to squeeze among the shopping crowd; and the time spent queuing for the fitting room? Especially if you are one who prefers online shopping like myself…… this could save me all the trouble and a headache trying to return a parcel if the piece of apparel I shipped in from overseas didn’t fit (I have yet to get to the part on the emotional disappointment...)

Now how about you? What would you hope to see in Singapore in 2065?



The reason why I’m writing about this is because there’s this very interesting #BuildSG2065 contest that’s going on hehe. All you need to do is to submit a piece of your wild imagination - be it text, video, or images - to The Straits Times contest website (here) and there are a whooping 50 prizes up for grabs!

Any idea, so long as they go under the sun (even flying pigs hahahaha) and they need not be plans meant for implementation. Was just browsing through the list of submissions done by others previously and oh my god - all the different ideas and concepts that are so interesting! Let’s join in together!!

You can find out more in this video and on the contest website at: http://buildsg2065.straitstimes.com

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contest is open to public, and it ends on 30 April 2015

 Participants to submit what they hope to see in Singapore in 2065
- Ideas can be absolutely ANYTHING, falling under one of these topics:
 Go Green   |   Smart Spaces   |   Space-Age Kampungs   |   Weatherproof World
- Submissions can be in text, video, or images
- Top 50 ideas stand to win prizes (http://buildsg2065.straitstimes.com/prizes)

If you are sharing your submissions on social media, do include the official hashtag #BuildSG2065

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------