Kenjo Hair Salon: Olaplex Treatment and Davines Hair Color

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Before our trip to Bali, I scheduled an appointment with Justin from Kenjo Hair Salon because a good amount of my black roots were showing and I also wanted a new hair color for a change! I know that I can always count on Kenjo salon to make me feel pampered and deliver only the best each time I spend hours in the cosy salon!

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Here’s a “Before” photo of my hair. Apart from the black roots, I would say that my hair was still in quite good shape? Must be due to the 3-step Mucota Scena+ hair treatment which I did earlier! Long hair is always very hard to manage. It takes an awfully long time to dry and gets entangled easily! But then again, I cant see myself with short hair at all. For ladies who share the same sentiments, do give one of the treatments at Kenjo salon a try!

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I told Justin that I wanted to try a cooler ash color for a softer look and he recommended something along the lines of 7A. If we were to attempt a very light color like 9A, we would probably need some very serious bleaching! Even so, Justin advised that bleaching was still necessary for my case to achieve the ash effect and he assured me that Kenjo uses good quality products that would not harm customer’s tresses! This time, I was introduced to Davines hair color which is absolutely free of ammonia and is very gentle on the hair and sculpt!

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It seems like bleaching and Olaplex go hand in hand because Olaplex rebuilds and strengthens the bonds in your hair, making it stronger and healthier! We all know all the effects of bleaching, so by incorporating Olaplex treatment during the bleaching process, it actually negates the damaging effects of hair bleaching!

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After first round of bleaching, Justin decided that we should go for another round!

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My hair is considerably bleached after two rounds of bleaching! I don’t think I would dare to walk out of the salon like this. Hahaha.

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Oh did I mention how thrilled I was when Justin asked what crazy colors would I like to go with my ash hair?! I picked blue and violet because I can’t imagine myself with green, yellow or orange hair…yet!

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I have always loved the hair washes at Kenjo because the temperate of the water is just right, and they provide long thick blankets! So hard to not fall asleep! 😛

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After blow drying my hair, here’s a little sneak peak of the ash grey, violet and blue colors in my hair!

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Mad love for my new hair! The effect was subtle and not over-the-top, and yet there was a slight wildness to it!

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This photo was taken by my colleague the very next day. A pity that the curls were not permanent! Boohoo. Anyway, I was still very happy with my new hair colors!

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Very blessed indeed to have Kenjo salon pamper me with only the best! I brought home these MELU shampoo and conditioner by Davines, which can help hair color last longer and is also a real treat for the hair! It has a mild minty smell and also has a slight cooling effect when applied to the tresses! I have been using it consistently for almost a month now and I have nothing but praises for these!

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The soft ash colors are still retained after so long! Looking forward to my next pampering treat at Kenjo! If you are planning to visit Kenjo for the very first time, feel free to quote “MISSUSCHEWY” for an amazing 15% off any hair service or treatment when you call 62388083 to book an appointment! Look for my stylist, Justin Teo! 🙂

Kenjo Salon
68 Orchard Road
#04-72
Plaza Singapura
Singapore 238839
Tel: +65 6238 8083 (New customers quote “Missuschewy’ for 15% off)
Email: kenjosalon@singnet.com.sg

Opening Hours:
Daily
11am to 8pm (including Public Holidays)

Little misschewy’s Third Birthday Party!

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Little misschewy turned THREE on 18th March! We held a mini celebration for her in school one day before her actual birthday! Two weeks ago, we told her that we would let her celebrate her birthday with her friends and she had been feeding information to her teachers about her “Peppa Pig birthday cake”! The day finally came and she was so excited that she began skipping and running towards her school. The hubs and I warned her incessantly to stop running because the road is uneven and we couldn’t hold her hand because we had the cake and gifts to carry with both hands. Poor girl fell and grazed her knees -_- Her teachers and auntie cleaner helped to clean her wound, and when she saw her classmates, she exclaimed, “Today is Chanelle’s Peppa Pig birthday party!” LOL. All her friends were jumping up and down (like how Peppa and family loved jumping up and down in muddy puddles HAHAHA) in excitement. So cute really! 😀

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Big hugs and thank you to our favourite BakeAvenue for sponsoring Chanelle’s Peppa Pig birthday cake! Not only does Irene of BakeAvenue bake birthday cakes, Irene also bakes giant cupcakes, macarons, pushpops, Chinese New Year goodies, as well as conduct baking classes! The baking classes are held in a home environment at Hougang Avenue 3 and are great for teambuilding sessions and hen parties. BakeAvenue has been doing very well and they now have their own physical bakery at Blk 6 Hougang Ave 3 #01-66!

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I ordered some Peppa Pig coloring books and crayons for the children but shipment was delayed! Good thing my mum helped me to get two different types of Peppa cookies and some gummy candies as party favors!

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Chanelle’s customised Peppa Pig party hat and Peppa dress arrived just in time for her party! Blur mummy ordered the wrong dress design for her! I didn’t even realise until I snapped a photo and sent it to my mum, and she was the one who pointed this out to me! We had previously agreed on which design to get. Hehe.

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I ordered size 2-3Y but the dress turned out to be way too short for her! Dug out another white tutu skirt for her and luckily they match quite well!

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Group photo with all her friends before cake cutting!

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Chanelle wasn’t the only one who was excited about her cake. Actually, the rest of their kids couldn’t keep their hands off the cake too and their laoshi had to remind them to stay away and remain seated while she helped to light the candles. Haha!

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Laoshi switched off the lights before all of them sang the birthday song and the kids were all clapping in glee.

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I wonder what Chanelle wished for? Hahaha her expression!

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LOL don’t know what’s so funny?! Chanelle was like super high! Hahaha.

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The chocolate sponge cake was really fluffy and moist, while the cream was light and airy. Peppa Pig came in the form of a chocolate macaron. How adorable! Hehe. And I was amazed that the kids are such good eaters! Almost all of them went for a second helping of the cake! :O Luckily, there was enough for all the teachers and staff too! For more info, check out BakeAvenue at http://www.bakeavenue.com/! They also have a Facebook and Instagram account!

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Come to think of it, this was Chanelle’s first time celebrating her birthday in school as we were in Japan last March with Cayla in my tummy! I was looking through our photos and realised that Chanelle has grown so much over the past year! She no longer looks like a little boy now. Hahaha! Ok, now I need to start planning Cayla’s party! 😀

The Chewys’ Valentine’s Day 2017

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The hubs and I celebrated our 7th Valentine’s Day together this year! We didn’t celebrate on the actual day and instead, we took leave from work on Friday that same week to have lunch together. It was a good move because we avoided the ridiculous prices that most restaurants were charging for their Vday set menu and also every other couple who were celebrating the occasion! I suggested having lunch at CreatureS because I wanted to try the food there for the longest time and it was a good opportunity to do so without the kids! We ordered two dishes from the Sharing menu and two other Mains. Food was quite good! The sharing items were way better than the mains though.

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Hainanese Chicken Rice Roll ($20)

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Kong Ba Pau ($22)

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Garden and Crab Risotto ($34)

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Rendang Lamb Shank ($34)

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After our meal, we adjourned to Foxhole Café for dessert! Not that we were not full. I just wanted to check out this pretty café!

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Just a simple update on our Valentine’s Day celebration! 🙂 Have a great week!

The Chewys’ Trip to Universal Studios Singapore

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During Chinese New Year this year, we visited Universal Studios Singapore by utilising the complimentary tickets from our staycation with Swissotel Merchant Court. We went on the fourth day of CNY, when most people should have returned to work. Can’t say that it wasn’t crowded but I think the situation was much better than if we were to visit USS on a public holiday or weekend. We spent almost the entire day at USS which was still quite manageable with the two girls. Although Little misschewy did not meet the minimum height requirement for most of the rides, she did try a small handful of them and enjoyed herself tremendously.

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We spent most of our time in “Far Far Away” and “Madagascar” because that were where the suitable rides were situated for Chanelle. Cayla was either on the stroller or strapped to me using the Tula. My only gripe would be the one and only Baby Center stationed at the entrance of the park which made things very troublesome whenever I had to change the girls’ diapers, etc. Anyway, we had a really good time at USS. Enjoy the photos! 🙂

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Swissotel Merchant Court Family Staycation

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Hello chewy chewy friends! We are baaaack after a short hiatus! Hehe. Earlier this year, The Chewys went for our very first family staycation of 2017 at Swissotel Merchant Court! Now that we are a family of four, spacious rooms, children-friendly amenities and convenient location are one of our top priorities when we are planning a staycation. Our experience with another relatively new hotel late last year wasn’t such a pleasant one because they do not provide baby bath tubs.

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Swissotel Merchant Court is a luxury hotel ideally located by Clarke Quay, within walking distance of the shopping malls and numerous F&B establishments at Clarke Quay. It is also close to major places of interest.

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We were there on a Saturday and check-in was efficient.

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All of us were very excited upon entering the room!

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Feels like a home away from home! Our beautifully appointed room was spacious yet cosy, and well-equipped!

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The hubby caught sight of the WII games and got very excited!

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We were pleasantly surprised to receive a personal handwritten card from the General Manager, along with a platter of fresh fruits. Even the kids got a card from “Uncle” Rainer!

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At no extra cost, the Handy Smartphone is available in all rooms for guests to use during their stay at Swissotel Merchant Court. I find that this will be especially useful for overseas travellers.

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My favourite TWG tea sachets are complimentary! There were four different types – Japanese Sencha, Morrocan Mint, French Earl Grey and English Breakfast!

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Well-stocked mini bar

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Oh look what have we got here! A connecting room for the kids! The Swissotel Kids’ Room was equally spacious and age-appropriate amenities can be provided upon request.

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Even the kids’ bathroom looks amazing! The cute bathroom amenities will definitely put a smile on anyone’s face!

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Apart from the cute stuffed toys on each bed, there were children’s story books, cartoon DVDs, toys, as well as coloring book and pencils! The room is definitely very child-friendly and glasses have been replaced with plastic cups.

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Little misschewy was quite occupied for a really long time and we had difficulty trying to coax her to leave the room during dinner time!

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A staycation doesn’t feel complete without a dip in the hotel pool!

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When we were there on a Saturday afternoon, the pool was packed with throngs of people! I’m guessing it had something to do with the giant water slide. Haha.

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There’s also a baby pool for younger children to waddle about!

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Swissotel Merchant Court is running a number of promotions and the Family Fun Escape package is one of them. To sweeten your stay, Swissotel Merchant Court is giving out complimentary tickets to Universal Studios Singapore (USS) with 6 months’ validity. We utilised our tickets during Chinese New Year! This promo ends on 30 June 2017, so hurry!

Offer Includes:
– 50% off 2nd room booked
– Swissotel Kids’ Room set-up and age-appropriate amenities upon request
– 2 Adult and 2 Child USS admission tickets
– Complimentary ice cream during your stay for children 12 and below
– Guaranteed late check-out till 4.00pm
– Buffet breakfast is available at $30 per adult and $15 per child

Terms and Conditions:
– 50% off on a second room applies to the room or suite category of equal or lesser value to the originally booked room
– Advance reservation is required and subject to availability
– Booking is cancellable up to 48 hours prior to arrival
– This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions/vouchers/loyalty programs
– Rates are subject to 17.7% service charge and government tax
-Family amenities and entertainment options are subject to availability
– Connecting room requests are subject to availability
– Terms and conditions are subject to change without prior notice

Swissotel Merchant Court
20 Merchant Road
Singapore 058281
Tel: +65 6337 2288

For reservations, call +65 6337 9993 or email reservations.merchantcourt@swissotel.com