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STEP BY STEP HAIRCARE X NEW HAIR COLOR!

December 7, 2013
Before I start on my step by step haircare procedure, I want to show you guys my new hair color which I had it done at Salon Vim! My previous sombre hair had faded to a very unsightly color and I was dying to get rid of it!
Here’s my faded sombre hair…
My ends are like golden color???? It’s damn gross!!!! And I personally dislike light-colored hair! You can just walk into Salon Vim and ask Gary, John or Fiona. They all know I’m the boring dark hair color girl hahaha.
So of course, I colored my hair….SUPER DARK BROWN this time!
It looks black indoor and super dark brown outdoor, but can I just say….I LOVE IT!!!!! I think it’s especially apt for the fall/winter season. Besides, it brings out my features even more and compliments my dressing better! Sorry if I’m boring, but I really don’t believe in coloring fanciful colors just because it’s in trend. Color what suits you best!
I also did the life-saving Arimino Privy treatment which I absolutely love to death. There are so many types of treatments in Salon Vim but I gotta crown Arimino Privy cos it makes my hair super soft and manageable!
Please please please do yourself a favor and go try it, promise you your hair would be fabulous after that!
Third day after the treatment and my hair still feels like silk. 
Moving on to my everyday hair care procedure!
Here are all the products I use :
1. Kerastase Nutritive Shampoo
It’s an intensive nourishing shampoo for very dry and sensitive hair. It helps to lock nourishment into the fibre and hair is protected from the recurring dry-out process. Perfect for girls like me who curl their hair almost every other day! 
I just started using this shampoo and I like it already cos usually my hair tangles up after shampooing but this shampoo doesn’t do that to my hair. It also doesn’t strip the moisture off my hair! 
Direction :  Rinse your hair with water and shampoo!
2. Redken Extreme Cat – Strengthening hairspray
I’m a bit lazy to use this everyday so I use it every 2 or 3 days before conditioning. This protein hairspray mainly helps to strengthen the hair decreasing breakage or hair fall.
Direction :  After shampoo, towel dry hair and spray about 3-5 times on your damp hair. Leave it on.
3. Kerastase Nutritive Hair Mask
My hair is really pretty damn dry due to all the coloring and curling hence I use hair mask daily in replacement of hair conditioner. It’s richer so it provides more moisture to my hair. You can stick to a conditioner if your hair is pretty smooth and healthy.It’s my 3rd bottle already and I’m loving it. It does wonders to my hair!
Direction :  Apply to the tip of your hair after using Redken hairspray. Leave it on for 2-3 mins and wash it off.

4. Kerastase Resistance Fibre Architecte
I don’t exactly know what this serum does but my hairstylist told me a lot of her customers said it’s very good and always buy them in bulk so she recommended me to use it also. Basically it’s for brittle hair with damaged ends and split ends. This helps to seal and repair damaged hair so you can have beautiful smooth healthy looking hair. Kinda works for me cos my hair is more manageable (when I blow dry it)!
Direction : Towel dry your hair after step 3 and apply this serum on damp hair. I usually blow dry my hair after applying this serum!

5. Mythic Oil
Lastly, it’s this highly raved mythic oil by L’Oreal. This oil is amazing and I can’t live(leave) without it! It gives shine to my hair without feeling or looking greasy. My hair feels nourished and smoother after applying the mythic oil
Direction :  Apply it to the tip of your hair when it’s dry. Use your fingers to brush through your hair. I usually curl my hair AFTER applying the mythic oil!
6. Kerastase Elixir Ultime
This isn’t part of my daily hair care since this is my travel size serum! It comes in compact size so it’s perfect for travelling. I conscientiously use my hair serum even when I travel, cos you never know when you have a big night out or a fanciful dinner abroad!
This serum delivers shine, nourishment and deep conditioning!
As you can tell, most of my hair products are by Kerastase. So far, I’m satisfied with their products and would definitely recommend them to anyone with dry and damaged hair like me. Tq Salon Vim for introducing these products to me and for being such an awesome sponsor. I can’t imagine how my home hair would be like without these products!
You can purchase them from Salon Vim!
Some photos of my blackish brown hair right after my 5-step hair care! *no curling*
Hope this blog post is helpful in solving your hair woes!
Christmas is coming so go get a new hairdo/color/treatment at Salon Vim. Pamper yourself a little (:
You can look for my usual stylist, Fiona!
Remember to quote my name to get 10% off
SALON VIM
Call them at 68847757 to make appointment
That aside, I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to those who took part in the giveaway. I’ve read every single email and I’m extremely touched. Truly grateful to have readers like you girls. What I like most about all the emails is that they are all very sincere and genuine. I’ll find time to reply everyone soon. Keep those emails coming in if you haven’t wrote in, I really enjoy reading them. Will announce the winners soon (:
Lastly, new arrivals are hitting the store tomorrow and I’m soooooo excited for December collections.
Managed to source a lot of pretty dresses and other stuff (like shoes) so don’t stray your eyes away from TJM this month ok!! 

Tonight at 7pm!
XX
Sophia
Instagram and Twitter : @sophiachong
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PHOTO VISUALS X GIVEAWAY!

December 3, 2013
So my life has been pretty much been the same. I’ve been busying myself with TJM a lot lately. A lot of things cropped up like my stocks are still stuck in BKK, and shipment for JUICESEA has been delayed again. Trying to rush everything so I can launch JUICESEA by next week. It’s really been too long already and I feel so bad to all you girls who have been waiting!
Anyhoos, Juicesea aside, I’ll be launching some really gorgeous pieces on TJM this December so make sure you check TJM webstore every Sunday for new arrivals. Here are just some shoot pictures with Donna’s newest camera!
Ju who was helping me out, thank you <3
HAHAHA #LASTWARNING THIS GIRL
Some siaocharbor pose to end the outdoor shoot! #sorryboutthepantyline #dontmeantokillyoureyes
Daniel came to find me after his work and we headed out for dinner! Finally met this boy after 1 week plus cos I had been busy travelling for work and preparing for TJM launches. Only realized how much I missed him after we met. Felt so blissful just having dinner with him? Told him “we need to meet more often” and his reaction was 
“HUH NOT ENOUGH MEH? WHAT DO YOU MEAN???”
-.-
Meeting once in 10 days is enough MEH? I need breaks from work too, I wna go gai gai with you also!!!! We haven’t even gone out properly ever since you came back from Taiwan!! Wanted to piak his face when he gave me that bemused reaction!
MOOKATA FOR DINNER WEEEEE!!!
$39.90 for this whole plate of meat for 2 pax, and a big bowl of vege!
Daniel cooked for me the whole time hehe so touched.
Me :  “I’m very tired. You cook for me ok? Hehehe”
Daniel : “Yeah ok, you just rest and eat. I’ll do it.”
Me : “Wahhhhh really? Like I don’t have to touch the food at all?? You cook for me all the way?”
Daniel : *nods his head like a suave man*
HAHAHA so blessed.
So anyways, this is a new branch at Upper Thomson. Should be the same as other Mookatas!
Really looking forward to Christmas though I haven’t made any plans yet but I just love December. I mean who doesn’t? I’ve just gotten my iphone 5s in silver today, and I’ll be meeting Melody for the first time for brunch tomorrow, then facial afterwards. Collect Juicesea and do photoshoot, FeistHeist party, dye my out of hand hair, Swap n shop flea, and meet Vera for dinner! This week is already gonna be so awesome. Suppose to be flying to Boracay again this coming Sunday with Gushcloud but I decided to give it a miss to focus on TJM! Hope I won’t be missing out too much hehe!
GIVEAWAY!!!
Lastly, because it’s the month of giving….. I’d like to give away some items as promised!

Set A – Miss Selfridge bird scarf and SK-II limited ed mirror!
Set B – Victoria’s Secret scarf and glitter pouch (also from VS)!
So here’s that you have to do : 
Drop me an email at sophia.chong@hotmail.com with the title “X’MAS GIVEAWAY” including…
Name : 
Preferred set : A/B
How long you’ve been reading my blog for : 
What you like about my blog and what I can improve on in 2014 :
And of course ANYTHING else you wna add (:
I’ll pick 2 lucky winners on 13 December 2013 and announce it on my blog! 
Looking forward to all your emails (:
*really had fun doing the last one so let’s hope this would be even better!

XX
Sophia
Instagram and Twitter : @sophiachong
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BANGKOK PLAYTIME!

December 2, 2013
I am a bit reluctant to blog about Bangkok, again but it’s my first trip with Frans and it was really pretty damn fun in its own way so I guess I’ll bend a bit and add some captions here and there. 
We went for 3 days but first day was spent entirely shopping so no pictures in the day!
Dinner at Nobu which was so worth it!
Headed to my friend’s restaurant, Bad Motel for a photo exhibition and some drinks. 
At first it was a bit sian cos we didn’t know anyone there, except for my thai friend who had to entertain his other guests so it was like two sorry girls drowning their sorrow and boredom with one whole bottle of wine until things quickly escalated. Hahah as much as I hate how low my alcohol tolerance is, sometimes it’s good to help me let loose and open up myself to with people. After 2 glasses, Frans and I zapped into a table of thai people. It was such a fun night, meeting people of a different culture and meeting people who share the same interest – fashion, art and music. 
The night didn’t end there and we headed to the…FLOWER MARKET! My paradise omg I really love that place it’s amazeballs!!! Snagged a bouquet there to surprise my bbg to cheer her up!
My fav flowers! I like them simple, elegant and full of “potential”
 Super pretty bouquet!
  
Hahah thought it was quite funny seeing them camwhore at 2 opposite ends when I turned back.
Hahaha I’m a really damn fail blogger cos I’m always the one catching them do what “bloggers always do” then I’ll be like oh ya oh ya I should take pictures of this and that also hahaha. I always just get too engrossed with the new environment I wna embrace the moment and forget that I’m a blog too lolol.
It was such a good getaway and thank God we left before the Bangkok violent clashes. Also thankful to have met Frans and developed a true and real friendship with her over the months. Honestly, it’s not very easy to find someone who’s both absolutely real and on the same wavelength as me in this industry. I’m not very aligned to the industry in fact, such as where our interests and beliefs lie so it’s extremely rare for me to find someone I feel 100% comfortable with and someone I can relate to. Frans and I are also planning to travel together more in 2014 and we have started hashtagging our ig travelogue #sophxfrans . Boring girls with boring hashtag but I promise our photos will be interesting k!
As usual, not accepting any questions regarding BKK!
And also, I’d discourage anyone to go to BKK for awhile due to the protest.
Till then,
Sophia