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Friday, November 7, 2014

{Sponsored} NEW Essential Haircare Range

Since young, my hair was fine, flat and slightly oily at the scalp. I started rebonding my hair at least twice a year ever since I was 15 as my hair is rather curly and slightly fuzzy, And then the vain me started to dye my hair every 3-4 months after i graduated from JC till now. Hence, my hair has been rather dry at the ends due to the harsh chemical treatments. If I don't use my hair conditioner daily, my hair will be tangled and very dry, However, if i use the hair conditioner daily, my scalp gets oily rather easily and it only takes me around a day for my hair to look oily. Sighhh. totally sucks to be me.

Hence, I was elated when I got the chance to try out the Kao's NEW Essential Haircare Range .
I believe most of you readers out there have heard of Essential before as it is a popular affordable Japanese haircare brand that has been in Singapore for a few years with a range to suit different hair types. I personally like the smell of the products as well as the texture it gave my hair after using it.



So what's so new or good about the NEW Essential Haircare Range?

Besides the fact that it has a new packaging, there is also a new addition to the family such as the Deep Cleansing Care for oily scalp and dry ends (Blue)

Here is 2 charts to show the different types of Essential haircare products that targets different specific hair concerns: 

For me, since I have dry and damaged hair ends as well as a little of oily hair scalp, I was given the Essential Damaging Care Shampoo and Conditioner and also Essential Nourishing Breaking Defense Hair Treatment and Hair Mask.

Before using Essential (More hair loss when I comb my hair)

After using Essential (Lesser hair loss when I comb my hair)

After using all 4 products at once since it has been a long time since i went for hair treatment, I realised that the amount if hair fall that i have after my shower has significantly decreased! So happy because i don't have fuller hair to begin with.

I am not even kidding man! After using all 4 products at once, I thought my hair would be really heavy and oily but surprisingly it is not! In fact it just feels that my hair is more nourished and less fizzy. We all know how hair treatments can make our hair real flat but then this one doesn't which is really good! I carried on using the Essential Damaging Care Shampoo and Conditioner for a few days now and I must say that my scalp does not get as oily as before but at the same time my ends are being nourished. The conditioner does not feel really heavy on the hair when applying too and a little goes a long way. I really like the scent of the products too, it is like a mild flowery/fruity scent which is not that overpowering but still keeping the scent in my hair. In addition, my hair looks more lively instead of being flat after conditioning. Hence, I will definitely recommend everyone to get it! :)

Essential Shampoo and Conditioner are both priced at $4.50/200ml and $11.50/750ml and the Essential Hair Mask is priced at $9.90. They are available at all major hypermarkets, western pharmacies and personal care stores. Alternatively, you can redeem your free sample at Essential Singapore after like its Facebook page here

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tirisula Yoga

P/S: Read till the end to get exclusive discount code on Infusa, Tirisula courses and also a chance to win a set of Rachel K's CC cream and CC compact powder in your shade of choice.

I am very honoured to be one of the 20+ bloggers that were attending Tirisula Yoga (80B Arab Street) Blogger's Exclusive course. The course was over 2 days (16th & 17th Oct)  and sadly i could only make it for one of the half days. :( Was still contemplating whether i should still proceed with it because it's kinda bad to only attend part of it but i am glad that i still went to attend! :D Although i missed the yoga part which i wanted to try, i still learnt something from it.

Here is a little background information about Tirisula Yoga (adapted from Tirisula Yoga website):

Founded by Senior Master Teacher Paalu Ramasamy, Tirisula Yoga has classes for Beginners, Children, Prenatal Yoga and also classes to train yoga practitioners to become professional Yoga teachers to guide, lead and inspire others. Workshops on diseases are also conducted. Dynamic posture adjustments => Tirisula Yoga Master Teachers preserve this style with utter tradition, originality and with dynamic posture adjustments to get students flexible and strong. These adjustments as taught by our great teachers are no longer taught by them anymore.With adjustments and intensity in training, the students’ improve much more during the course as compared to years of practice in 1 hour classes earlier.

What does Tirisula mean?
Tirisula means Trident in Sanskrit. The trident represent the 3 gunas (qualities) existing within us and nature. They are sattvic (pure), rajasic (activity oriented) and tamasic (dullness). Transform through Tirisula Yoga to transcend these 3 qualities. You are beyond what you think you are.

What style of Yoga?
Tirisula Yoga is based primarily on the AshtangaVinyasa style, originally as taught by Sri TKV Krishnamarcharya, Guruji BNS Iyengar and Yoga AcharyaV.Sheshardri of Mysore (Primary and Secondary Series) which originated nearly 1500 years ago. We incorporate the AshtangaVinyasa style (First series, second series, third series…) and aspects of Iyengar Yoga’s areas of precision and alignment in our asanas practice. It is ideal for today’s modern world as this style helps to develop a consistent self-practice. After learning, students need not rely on going to Yoga studios for classes. Best for physical and mental health AshtangaVinyasa Yoga style is provides a challenging workout that tones the body, keeps it supple and strong, deep cleanses the systems, and gives a high level of meditative experience.

Here are some pictures taken during the 2 days. Most image here are of courtesy of Tirisula Yoga Facebook.

Poster of the event ft my awkward picture hahha.

What's in the goodie bag! Just realised my goodie bag didn't consist of the Belif products and the food. :( Should have check it when Pamela asked me to check. :/

Lineup of the 2 days was yoga in the morning and then some talks by the sponsors in the afternoon. :)

Bloggers enjoying the yoga

Flexible Eugena looking really happy despite attempting the Camel/Ustrasana pose

See how flexible these girls are! They make it like it looks like it is so easy doing the Side Seated Angle/Parsva Upavistha Konasana pose

Teacher Wei Ling demonstrating the Bow/Dhanurasana pose

And the bloggers trying the pose out

Master Paalu

Classic Yoga pose: Headstand! So envious that they could do it!

Talk given by Belif Singapore on the importance of hydration

Belif products

Talk by Teacher Wei Ling about the 3 basic types of body types: Vata, Kapha and Pitta and what food should each body type consume and avoid.

Talk by Infuusa founder Wei on Infuusa cold brewed teas. I like how honest he is about saying how fresh fruit infused drinks are definitely better than Infuusa teas but then this does not means that Infuusa teas are not good as they are prepacked and are 100% natural and hence suitable for busy and lazy people like me. :P

Lemon Article B and Berry Article A which are slightly mildly sweet and refreshing which makes a good after-sport drink.

Talk by Rachel K representative

Rachel K's CC Renew cream and CC compact Pressed powder and unreleased makeup brush which are suitable even for sensitive skin, gonna try them out and do a review soon! ^^

Helping barefaced Kai Ting to makeover

Didn't managed to take the after photo but i swear the dark eye circles were less obvious and she looks more glowy after the makeover!

Will I recommend Tirisula Yoga?
Yes, definitely! The teachers and instructors there are so nice and friendly and they did not even show any black face despite me coming only for half a day. Though i did not join in for the Yoga session, all the rest of the bloggers had fun during the Yoga lessons, testing their flexibility and limits and the instructors were very helpful and fun! You definitely won't regret joining them for yoga classes!

Before i end this post, here are some exclusive diiscount code and a chance to win a Rachel K's CC cream and CC powder of the shade of your choice! :)

Infuusa: Quote "infuusatirsula" to get 20% off all orders above $25 (valid till 7th Nov 2014)

Tirisula Yoga: Quote "Zu Hui" to get 50% off when you sign up for Jan Intake 50-hour Yoga Transformation (U.P. SGD1800 which means you save a whopping $900!)

Rachel K:  1. "Like" Tirisula Yoga Facebook here and my picture here

2. "Like" Rachel K Facebook here

3. Follow me on instagram @iuhuz

4. Comment Done with your Facebook and instagram username on this blogpost

Remember to take a screenshot after you have done the first 3 steps and I will be choosing a winner after voting ends on 9th November 2014.

Thanks Pamela for the invite! ^^
Good luck everyone and thank you for reading! :D