Workplace Essentials Vol. 001

I’ve always kind of wanted a home office. Or an office of my own where I call the shots. But the more I think about it, the more I can’t help but feel there’s a chance I might actually end up being depressed most of the time if it were true. I mean, not being able to hang out with people I like, my friends at work or just to meet new people with interesting personalities? That must be a hell lot of boring.

 

If you’re like me and you have a job, chances are you also have a workplace. These are my picks for the blog’s new series: Workplace Essentials! Everything featured in this series is stocked up in The Style Store so you can browse the entire catalogue to your heart’s content too. Of course, if you haven’t learnt by now, if you subscribe to the blog, you’ll get your free copy of my ebook on workplace styling.

 


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My favourite is the pair of Kate Spade Pave Stud Earrings. That green and that bling! What a great way to get people’s attention – and in a good way too!

 

What about you? What’s your favourite item in this list?

 

Laced Ivory Workplace Essentials Vol. 001

Tried & Tested: The Goldwell Kerasilk Keratin Hair Treatment

 



 

This month, we celebrated Singapore’s national day with much pride and joy. I love my country but if there’s one thing I really, really, really can’t stand about it, it’s the heat and humidity. Granted, I have a higher-than-normal metabolic rate, and so I feel it worse than everybody else. If my hair had brains and a mouth to speak with (which would be quite freaky), it would agree wholeheartedly with me.

 

I have flat, limp, virgin hair. Other than trying out a D.I.Y. hair dye kit once at home, and having it rebonded a maximum of say, twice, about 8-10 years ago, my hair has not touched anything else. I’m proud of this little achievement, actually, because other than the frizziness on super humid days, it’s otherwise practically soft and smooth. But that’s the thing: Every day in Singapore is a humid day!

 

Sophie had an amazing transformation with the Goldwell Kerasilk Keratin hair treatment. When I first watched the video above, I felt this hair treatment was too good to be true but right after that, I also saw some real life before-and-after:

 



 
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Rave & Review: Irresistible Me Hair Extensions

 

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When I was younger, my Saturday nights were filled with Hong Kong movies on TV. My favourite actresses looked beautiful, that goes without saying, but the one thing that struck me most was the head full of hair they all had. Take for example Zhou Xun and Zhao Wei in Painted Skin. Which other Asian girl has hair like that? The answer is none.

 

So when Irresistible Me contacted me to ask if I wanted to give their hair extensions a try, I decided to take the plunge. After all, these were clip-in extensions, not the kind where you’ll need a salon visit to have.

 

I looked through Irresistible Me’s website and found a video showing the different shades of extensions they have.

 




 

For an American firm to have such a wide variety of shades is impressive. I picked the third darkest shade (Royal Chocolate Brown), as my hair isn’t completely black and it looks really brown (and sometimes purple) under sunlight. I then decided on a suitable length, and in a couple of weeks, the little black box arrived at my doorstep.

 
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Review & Swatch: The Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick

 

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En français, on dit <<rouge à lèvres>>. Mais le KissKiss est quelque chose différent – c’est une crème pour vos lèvres.

 

In french, we say “lipstick.” But Guerlain’s KissKiss is something different – It’s a cream for your lips. And rightly so, because this lipstick gives a creamy finish, making your lips look really kissable and hard to resist!

 

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The lippie in its original packaging. The shade I’ve got is 361 Excessive Rose.

 

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A great hot pink that instantly whitens your teeth and brightens your smile!

 

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A lipstick that looks great on any dresser, and adds that needed pop of colour.

 
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Experience the John Frieda Blowout – For Free

 



 

I’ve never had a blowout, even though I’ve heard of people going for it many times. Before today, my knowledge of blowouts consisted of:

  1. Hair wash
  2. Blow drying
  3. Styling

 

After today, my knowledge is still pretty much the same. But, it would be really awesome if I didn’t have to pay for someone to style my hair for me. I mean, I can do it on my own, provided I have the time to spare. So, let’s all welcome and celebrate John Frieda Day, a special day every month where we can have our hair styled for free!

 

The next John Frieda Day will be on 28th September. Evolve Salon at Liang Court will be the ones to host you (and your girl friends) and you’ll be in the good hands of salon director Ken Hong.

 

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If you’ll like a sneak preview of what it’s like, here are some snaps I took at my very own blowout session at Next Hair Salon.

 

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Top 10 Tips on Picking the Right Pair of Heels

 

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Have you ever taken those type of quizzes that let you find out what type of heels you should wear, based on your personality? Those are fun, no doubt, but they aren’t what you should base your decision to buy on. If you don’t normally wear heels, then good for you – your feet must love you to death! For the rest of us who can’t do without them, here are some of my tips on picking the right pair of heels, so you don’t regret your decision to swipe that card.

 
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OOTD: At the Derby

 


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Who goes to the Derby? Me! Who goes and bets on horses at the Derby? Me! Who loses? Me. But, who also has a pom-pomique fascinator? Me!

 

This year, I wore a 3-year-old white eyelet dress, one that I still normally wear to work.  I decided on the demure look this day, and complemented it with neutral shades, so as not to draw attention away from the fascinator.

 

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Link Love: Hosting the Perfect Cosy Get-Together

 


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For the past 5 years or so, ever since I’ve lived abroad and then came home to live with my parents again, I’ve been wishing for my own place. Just a nice, little abode that I can call a place of my own, where I can have moments of silence just to read, or a cosy point for friends to get together and enjoy one another’s company.

 

While it’s going to take me a while to get there, here’re some tips for those of you lucky ones who have reached that stage of life, where you can host small, intimate parties for your loved ones.

 

1. If you’ve bought a new pair of shoes to go with your outfit, Jillian from Coffee, Light and Sweet tells us how to break into them without any pain.

2. The people at Pinkous let us in on the code to hair colour! Bookmark this page and bring it to your stylist at your next dye appointment.

3. Keira at A Pretty Penny lets us in on 10 beauty cheats that every girl should know, perfect for that last minute fix!

4. This may be an older post, but the tip is still highly relevant. Sasha from So Sasha tells us how to turn your preloved, used up candle into a brush holder. What a great way to recycle and decorate your dresser or powder room!

5. Finally, Nicole at Vanilla Extract teaches us how to keep our wines chilled but not diluted.

 

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OOTD: Making Waves

 

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I must admit it: Shopping is my drug! I don’t get into serious trouble like Rebecca Bloomwood, but I totally understand when she sees something and then tells herself she really needs it.

 

Like this dress I saw while window shopping at the mall one day. Yes it’s a joke. Window shopping at a mall? Hah, as if that ever happens!

 
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Guest Post: 3 iPhone Fashion Apps You Probably Didn’t Know About

 

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{Are you looking for a new fashion app to install on your iPhone? Are you bored of Instagram and want more? Today, Mathilde from Price Panda lets us in on 3 new and exciting iPhone fashion apps! Explore away!}

 

We have never been so subjected to so many trends than today. Thanks to technology and especially smartphones, we can get inspiration from the fashionistas all over the world, in New-York, Tokyo, Paris and Sydney. And it’s awesome!

 

Talking about smartphones and fashion, the team of fashion addicts of PricePanda recently discovered 3 fantastic fashion apps for iPhone and wanted to share them with me. They are all great, creative and very different and I thought you would like it. So here we go!

 
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