Dekke Hud: Manly Face Masks For My Groom, For Our Wedding Day!

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Thanks to the nature of my job, I blessed with a myraid of sponsored facial treatments and sufficient products for me to create my own facial routine at home.

As for my husband, it is a different ball game. To begin with, he was never a fan of having strangers fussing over his face. Even if I were to attempt doing a homemade facial for him, I would be wrestling against his patience and whines of how it isn't manly enough.

Fortunately I got him to silence up for 15 minutes with DEKKE HUD's facial masks – designed and made for men. Read on to find out more!

DEKKE HUD

The night before our wedding banquet, I sat my husband down and slapped a Dekke Hud's facial mask on his face. Upon ripping open the packaging, I instantly realised that they had indeed designed this face mask for men and I'm not talking about the formulation of the mask's essence.

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Trying out the "Skin Revitalisation Mask"

The face mask was packed without any complicated folds and noticeably thicker than usual – unlike most face masks which requires the user to fumble and struggle as he unfolds the thin piece of sheet mask and usually tearing up the thin mask in the process.

My guess is that they had taken into account that (most) men do not possess nimble fingers, hence they engineered the face mask in a way to eradicate any manly frustration.

With the face mask on, the husband mumbled through the lip gap,

"Hey this face mask does not have a smell! I like!"

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No drips, no fuss

In addition, the sheet mask was sufficiently soaked in the highly-concentrated essence, but not to the extent of dripping liquid everywhere when removed from its bag! That was another big brownie point with my husband because he hates it when the collar of his shirt gets wet from having a sheet mask on.

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He obediently sat through the next 15 minutes, twiddling his thumbs as he scrolls through Instagram and Facebook, playing rounds of Sudouku on his phone.

Finally the time was up and as like how all men would, he ripped off the mask eagerly. I asked for his comments on the express facial he just received and his words were,

"Fuss-free, simple, no obnoxious flowery smell, moisturising. Not bad!"

In conclusion, the sheet mask from Dekke Hud was a win!

If you're keen to get some of these face masks for yourself or your significant male other, click here.

DEKKE HUD Face Masks

Dekke Hud aims to provide men with skincare solutions that actually lasts. This mask that they have developed is a Bio Cellulose Mask which requires only 15 minutes of the man's life, and the results are there to stay for DAYS.

Dekke Hud's Mask is a unique premium mask that makes use of medical technology targeted at treating severe burns and wounds. It works by acting as a medium to deliver serum into the deepest layers of your skin, leaving you with immediate results that you just can’t get with other products in the market.

They have three main types of masks: "ALL Day Oil Control Mask", "ALL Day Moisturizing Mask", or "Skin Revitalisation Mask". Each box with 3 packs of result-driven masks, available at $40 per box.

DEKKE HUD Facial Cleanser

You can also explore their "ANYTIME Facial Cleanser" which helps to reduce dryness by restoring your skin to the right pH balance while also providing re-hydration. It is made of rich Amino Acid ingredients certified from Japan. Unlike other cleansers, Dekke Hud's Anytime Facial Cleanser won’t leave your skin feeling tight and dry after each wash.

Pick and choose the suitable mask for your skin-type – be it to give your face a quickie spa-boost before your next date, or to revitalise and heal some damaged skin! Go check out their online store now!

Lazada Great Singapore Sale: Lazada x Nescafe Dolce Gusto Coffee Surprise Box!

Sunday, June 4, 2017


Lazada is back again with their surprise boxes!!! Thanks to the overwhelming response for these great boxes during their 3rd Birthday Sale, Lazada has brought back these darling boxes and they are even bigger and better than before!

With 42 of our favourite brands ranging from beauty brands such as Laneige, to sports gear like JABRA and household brands such as Philips Avent and Nescafé Dolce Gusto, you can be sure to find a box to your fancy sold at only $29!!! Each box will contain items worth over $100 and available only from 6-8 June.

Fastest fingers first – because there are only limited stocks available! To get a sneak preview of what's in the Nescafe Dolce Gusto box, keep on reading.

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Here is the main highlight that I got from my huge-ass Lazada x Nescafe Dolce Gusto surprise box: A Piccolo Manual Coffee Machine.

(Note: I meant it when I said that the box is huge-ass – approximately mid-thigh high – so do prepare someone to be at home to receive this box when it arrives)

My husband had been wanting a coffee machine for the longest time ever, and so when I got the invite to receive one from Nescafe Dolce Gusto, I promptly accepted it as a wedding surprise for him! It is now his baby and he takes pride in making quality coffee in the mornings or when we have guests at home.

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Within the coffee machine box, we received 1 x Piccolo Manual Coffee Machine, 1 x Coffee Capsule Sample Pack.

The coffee sample pack is a discovery box of six assorted capsules for coffee lovers to begin experimenting with their new coffee machine, and to create delicious beverages right away!

If you would like to get your hands on a Lazada x Nescafe Dolce Gusto Coffee Box, click here and quote promo code [GSSSOPH18] for 18% off (capped at $8 for new customers with no minimum spending required) right away!

In addition to the surprise boxes, Lazada will also be having a storewide sale of UP TO 90% off and FLASH DEALS EVERY TWO HOURS!

For those who have managed to purchase a surprise box, do an unboxing video of your surprise box and post it on any social media platform with the hashtag #LAZADASURPRISE and you can stand a chance to win attractive prizes!

Hop on and join in the GSS excitement now!

Exclusive Shopee Beauty Bonanza Promo Codes, Just For You!

Friday, May 26, 2017


Shopee is running its first ever Beauty Bonanza and it has been a huge success thus far! They have brought in several brands covering everthing beauty-related from makeup, skincare, fragrance, hair care to supplements. You get to enjoy famous brands such as Laneige, Hada Labo, Bio-essence and Canmake at heavily discounted prices!

This inaugural beauty fiesta is an ongoing event from 17 May to 31 May. If you haven't caught onto all this goodness yet, read on to catch a glimpse of some exclusive discount codes that I have here just for you!

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The biggest thing about Shopee's Beauty Bonanza would be these Beauty Boxes, available in two styles — Eastern Chic and Hollywood Impact. Each box retails for $48 and contains a myriad of beauty products worth $150 in total!

Unfortunately these Beauty Boxes were such a big hit that a minute after their launch, all the boxes got carted out and are fully sold out! It was even before I had received this box here, given to me by courtesy of Shopee as a media kit — my box was still in the hands of my courier during the time of the sell-out!

On the bright side of things, if any of the items in the box caught your fancy, here is where you can purchase the individual products at 20% OFF!


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Laneige Time Freeze Firming Sleeping Mask ($31.90 $52)
Shopee Seller: Youjingbeauty.sg [Quote "YOUJINGBEAUTY" for 20% off]

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Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Premium Hydrating Lotion ($21.90 $52)
Shopee Seller: Hadalabo.sg [Quote "HADALABO" for 20% off]

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Bio-essence 24K Bio-Gold Rose Gold Water ($9.90 $12.90)
Shopee Seller: Bioessence.sg [Quote "BIOESSENCE" for 20% off]

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Kanebo Evita Rose Cleansing Foam ($7.90 $17.90)
Shopee Seller: Beautypageant [Quote "BEAUTYPAGEANT" for 20% off]

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Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks ($21.90 $14.32)
Shopee Seller: Canmake [Quote "CANMAKE" for 20% off]

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COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch ($9.90 $2.90)
Shopee Seller: Limminghui9909 [Quote "LIMMINGHUI9909" for 20% off]


During this exciting sales period, Shopee is also giving away beauty products DAILY with no purchase needed. Check their websites daily for the latest giveaway product.

To enjoy more discounts, use this promo code [BEAUTYxYVH] for $7 OFF SITEWIDE (min. spending of $15). You can also stand a chance to WIN one of four beauty boxes when you use the promo code during the Shopee Beauty Bonanza!

Head over to their website here now or download the Shopee app available on Android and Apple.

The Louvre Bridal: Romantic Wedding Gowns From Top Korean Bridal Shop In Singapore

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ever dreamt of looking like a princess on your big day? Now you can with The Louvre Bridal, with their gorgeous Korean wedding gowns, you'll find yourself staring at your mirror reflection awe-struck. And perhaps you might catch a glimpse of your significant other looking at you with his jaws down on the ground.

You will look elegant and sophisticated, just like the Korean actresses in k-dramas. Find your dream wedding gown at The Louvre Bridal in their latest Le Gracieux Collection, read on to find out more.


The Louvre Bridal is located within the district of Clarke Quay. Its unassuming shophouse exterior opens up to a warm and inviting interior, with a to-die-for ceiling to floor length mirror, and rows of ivory white wedding gowns lined neatly against the walls.

This top Korean bridal shop goes to great measure to keep up with the latest trends and traits in the wedding fashion industry. Their philosophy is to create elegant exquisite wedding designs with simplicity at its finest; their wedding gowns are crafted to perfection for the modern brides.

They shortlist only the newest and impeccable designs that are runway-worthy, to be placed on their racks. Henceforth, you can be assured that with their wedding gowns, you will look every bit like a modern and trendy bride on your glorious big day!

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The view upon walking into The Louvre Bridal

Changing Platform at The Louvre Bridal
Well-lit changing platform for your grand reveal

Interior The Louvre Bridal
Comfy couch for the groom and relatives, and racks of their beautiful gowns


I had the greatest honour to be one of the first few, to grace the gorgeous wedding dresses in their latest bridal gown collection. Here is a sneak peek at the few that I tried on:

#1 | The Classic Off-Shoulder

The Louvre Bridal Gown

The Louvre Bridal Gown



#2 | The Romantic Soft Off-Shoulder

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The gown I chose for my pre-wedding shoot

The Louvre Bridal Gown

The Louvre Bridal Gown



#3 | The Elegant Blush Pink

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The Louvre Bridal Gown

The Louvre Bridal Gown



#4 | The Voluptuous Mermaid-Cut

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#5 | The Classic Invisible Neckline

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The Louvre Bridal Gown



#6 | The Detailed Ball Gown

The Louvre Bridal Gown

The Louvre Bridal Gown



#7 | The Midnight Blue Number

The Louvre Bridal Gown


Do note that the "names" of these gowns were self-created, for the purpose of your easy reference. If any of these gowns are to your liking, I would strongly recommend you to attach a screenshot of the preferred dress in your email instead of quoting the nick that I gave to these dresses.

The fitting process for these gowns were a breeze. The staff had a gist of which dress would best suit my figure (including which would hide my broad chest and shoulders) and had already picked out a select few before my arrival.

I used the entire changing platform during my fitting, which had two distinct spaces and curtains to signify each changing spot. I switched between the two spots each time, removing a gown in one and hoping into another for the new gown – it helped greatly in speeding up the changing process and I had tons of space to work with.

For more details on how my pre-wedding shoot went, stay tuned to the jaw-dropping pictures taken by NatStudios, which will be up on this very platform in 2 weeks time!

If you are keen to rent your wedding gowns from The Louvre Bridal, make an appointment to check out these beautiful gowns for yourself!

The Louvre Bridal
Address: 69 Kim Yam Road, Singapore 239368
Operating hours: 11:00am to 8:00pm on Monday to Fridays, 10:00am to 7:00pm on Saturdays
Contact: 6337 7808

Shocking Problems With Your Scalp In Your Early Twenties And How To Treat It

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Twenties, it's a defining era in our lives. We are in our final school days awaiting graduation, or settling into our spanking new job. We wear a luscious headful of hair wherever we go, not giving a damn about how many strands of our crowning glory would be left behind in a couple more decades.

Lo and behold, something is happening beneath the surface of your glorious hair and you needn't wait decades to witness a receding hair line. Without early intervention, you'd be losing hair sooner than you can say "thirty". I walked into my scalp check-up appointment brimming with confidence, and walked out horrified with my scalp results. Read on to find out more.

Beijing 101: Scalp Check-Up

A couple of days back, I went for an appointment at Beijing 101 to get my scalp checked out. I have always been confident of my scalp because I shampoo it on a daily basis, and dutifully scrub and massage it during every shower.

Consultant performing the hair drop test to see the extent of my hair loss

Armed with that level of pride, I assumed that my results would turn out as "oh, you have a normal healthy-looking scalp". Obviously enough, things did not turn out that way.


Beijing 101: Oily Scalp
I found out that the crown of my head was suffering from oily scalp

Beijing 101: Dandruff
And I was also suffering from dandruff (fml)

The news was shocking but I was glad to learn about it early. The discovery of this result has placed a significant influence on the quantity and quality of my hair during my coming forties and fifties – call me vain but I wanna have a headful of luscious black hair when I am undergoing my mid-life crisis.

Here is why it is important to seek treatment for scalp problems at an early stage.

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There are two components in our hair root responsible for its colour and quantity:
  • Melanocytes: Responsible for giving colour to the hair
  • Follicle Papilla: Contains blood vessels responsible for supplying nutrients to nourish growing hair

For individuals with oily scalp, the excess oil seeps and flows back into the hair root. The grease pools at the bottom of the hair root, causing a blockage of nutrients that were supposed to be transmitted to either (or both) the melanocytes and follicle papilla. The end-result is the melanocytes or follicle papilla failing to receive the required nutrients for sustenance, and your hair either starts to turn white (due to melanocytes dying) or the hair falls out (due to follicle papilla being blocked).

Fortunately scalp issues are treatable and treatment should be sought after as soon as possible. Early intervention helps in the retention and revival of as many working hair follicles as possible, which is directly relational in the prevention of a balding head at a young age.

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At Beijing 101, they have effective treatments tailored to help resolve your problematic scalp.

According to a U.S. study, the Nielsen Survey held in 2016, 90% of the customers who sought treatment at Beijing 101 reported a visible increase in hair growth after their sessions!

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Before treatment: My hair looking bad, flat and limp

I underwent a four-step treatment process during my session, which comprised of:
  1. Puriscalp Mask - A Deep Cleansing Scalp Mask
  2. Herbal Wash
  3. Revitalising Hair Treatment
  4. Meridian Herbal Treatment (MHT) or Hydromax Treatment

Just to clarify, the recommended treatment for step 4 is the >Meridian Herbal Treatment (MHT). However due to personal reasons, the hair care centre switched out my massage for the Hydromax Treatment.

I would highly recommend you to go for the MHT as Beijing 101 is renown for providing excellent massages. Their massages would hit various acu-points that are are beneficial to your scalp and would also improve your overall blood circulation and general health.

Beijing 101: Puriscalp mask
Treatment Process: Puriscalp Mask

The Puriscalp Mask is a herbal scalp mask designed for oily scalps that are clogged with impurities and are covered in sebum for prolonged periods. This scalp mask penetrates into the scalp pores to remove accumulated sebum and prevents the accumulation of impurities.

Beijing 101: Scalp mask pack

It also exhibits detoxifying functions, balancing oil secretion in the scalp, thus allowing healthy hair growth in the long run.

Minerals present in the mask provide nutrition to the hair follicles while expelling toxins at the same time, thus helping the scalp to regain its balance.



Treatment Process: Herbal Wash

Using their specially formulated in-house shampoo, your hair care specialist will do a double wash for you so as to ensure that your scalp is nicely clean and detoxified.


Beijing 101: Protein hair mask
Treatment Process: Revitalising Hair Treatment

Years of chemical dyeing, perming, heating and bleaching have brought a negative impact on my hair.

With this Protein Hair Mask, made out of au naturale ingredients, it revitalises the condition of my hair, smoothens its texture and brings back my hair's shine!

Applying the hair mask

Beijing 101: Hair steaming

Steaming my hair (with the mask on) to bring out the full effects of the hair mask and to re-moisturise my damaged hair.


Beijing 101: Hydromax
Treatment Process: Meridian Herbal Treatment (MHT) or Hydromax Treatment

The level of our hair's health is a result of different important factors. One of the many factors to having healthy hair would be a sufficient supply of oxygen and nutrients to the scalp and hair.

Good blood circulation encourages the scalp to increase hair growth throughout our head, and ironically the top of our scalp is often one of the most difficult place to maintain good blood circulation due to the fact that it is the farthest point upward from our heart.

Therefore the scalp is the most non-stimulated area of the body, and hair follicles can become sluggish, thus resulting in our hair to grow at a slower rate.



The Hydromax Treatment is an oxygen scalp treatment that combines the use of a botanical tonic with oxygen, to give a balanced scalp and healthy hair strands. Each treatment helps to eliminate bacteria from the scalp while replenishing moisture and balance to the scalp and hair, from the root to the ends.

By application of the oxygen to the scalp, the blood is being stimulated with circulation by the administered nutrients and oxygen that are being topically delivered to the scalp.

Thus this treatments promotes accelerated hair growth in the dermis layer of the scalp, reconstructing the damaged hair from the inside by repairing the bonds, restoring resiliency while refreshing the hair cuticle and cortex.




Here are the results after undergoing all the masks and treatments:

Beijing 101 hair before after
After treatment: My headful of luscious crowning glory is back in action!

Beijing 101 before after
A significant difference in my scalp condition after just one session!

I felt really relaxed during my session, probably due to the various lighted candles and use of lavender oil within the treatment room.

Some people would ask, what's the difference between getting a scalp treatment within a hair salon and at Beijing 101? In my opinion, the jarring difference is the smell. I have nothing against hair salons but, I'm pretty sure that some of you have walked past a hair salon and choked at the chemical smell emitting from the salon.

There is none of that sorta (smell) from Beijing 101's Hair Care Centre – and no it doesn't smell of TCM herbs either. The only two times that I had encountered smells within the centre was 1) the lavender oil, 2) the masks used. If I had to describe the scent of the masks, I would say that it is mild and hardly noticeable, with a tinge of floral scent that helped to calm my nerves.

As the treatment went on, I could feel a distinct difference in my hair and scalp – my hair was getting softer and my scalp felt more refreshed. Once my hair got blown dry, damn the effects of the treatment was obvious! I had back a headful of luscious soft and shiny hair.

The only qualm that I have is that it might get boring during the 90mins treatment process where you sit and wait. I would recommend bringing your laptop, a good book or a portable charger so that you wouldn't risk your phone running out of batt halfway through the session!

Other than that, I love the entire process! I wish I could have experienced the Meridian Herbal Treatment which is one of their signature treatment process; their massages have been known to be fab! Easing a couple of knots off my muscles and aiding in better blood circulation really helps to re-energise a person and have you going for the rest of the week – not to mention rocking a wonderful head of hair!

Enjoy a Hair Gro Treatment @ $40 w/GST (U.P $366) + FREE Hair Care Travel Kit (worth $68)

Click here to enjoy this special promotion avail for a limited time only!

Find out more about how YOUR hair and scalp is, and do it fast because early intervention is the key to minimising hair loss at an early age! You really wouldn't know until you have been checked! Book an appointment at your nearest Beijing 101 outlet, call (+65) 6558 8101 or email enquiry@beijing101hair.com.

Beijing 101 outlets in Singapore:
  • Causeway Point #05-02A
  • Century Square #04-08
  • Jcube #B1-05
  • Junction 8 #B1-07A
  • Nex @ Serangoon Central #04-08
  • Hougang Mall #05-15 to 19
  • Tiong Bahru Plaza #01-129