Remember my last post about K-Palette sometime back? It turned out that I was one of three winners for the makeup challenge. Yay me! What I won was a set of K-Palette 1 Day Magic cosmetics, a voucher to JRunway, and a session at Shunji Matsuo Hair Studio to complete my makeover. Here’s a video of my haul (and I promise to focus correctly for my next video eh heh):
And here be pictures of my newly-acquired goodies:
K-Palette 1 Day Magic series – liquid eyeliner, fiber mascara, eyeglue liquid, and contouring 3D palette. I’ve waxed lyrical about this series already, but let me just reiterate just how impressed I am with itsÂ liquid eyeliner. Eye makeup hasn’t been as scary to me ever since I discovered just how comfortable applying, wearing, and removing eyeliner can be. It really is magical just how easy the flat brush slides over my eyelids. I’m such a convert and haveÂ so been getting my eye makeup game on.
Accessories from JRunway– mermaid earrings and daisy headband from Osewaya, and triangle earrings from The O. I had to peel myself away from the wide array of cute earrings on display at the shop and spend within my $50 voucher budget; I wanted to completeÂ my makeover with what I won after all. I ended up topping up my purchase by $1.10 for these three darlings. I’ve never been much of an accessories person (despite accruing evidence that suggests otherwise), so this shopping trip sought to rectify that. I’m so enamoured with myÂ mermaid score! Couldn’t help but pose aÂ mermaid badge I drew next to it.
Finally, I booked my hair appointment at Shunji Matsuo Hair Studio for my cut and styling session to complete my makeover.IÂ mentioned in my videoÂ that my last haircut occurred about nine months ago in Shanghai. I had been feeling the heavy weight of it recently, so winning a haircut couldn’t be more timely. My appointment was at the Shunji MatsuoÂ flagship outlet in Ngee Ann City. Having never been for a haircut at Shunji Matsuo before, I was surprised to learnÂ that the flagship store consisted wholly of directors- hair stylists who are not just at the top of the grade, but also contribute toÂ the company throughÂ rolesÂ such as managerial duties. Justin was my stylist and his stoic reactionÂ to my disheveled mess I called hair that morning deserves mention. He worked his magicÂ over my tangled tressesÂ as he dispensed tips on how to maintain my soon-to-be awesome hair. Snapshots of the process:
I got so much excess hairÂ chopped off that a picture of the discarded hair on the floor had to be taken. And this was just the preliminary round that Justin went through for this session. He even fluffed the ballÂ of hair up just for the photo. ItÂ could almost be alive… I showed it to Ottie and he said it looked like a small dog:
One great thing I loved about my experience there was the professional attitude the stylists displayed; not once did I get pressured into buying product. The constant touting I’ve always experienced at other hair salons was one of the reasons why I refrained from visiting such places until it was absolutely necessary, and so it was refreshingly absent in this studio. I’ll be going back! I think my sessionÂ originally costs $68, which includes a wash. At least that’s what I spied on the chit placed in front of me.
AÂ few outfit photos also happened, to document my makeover featuring theÂ products and services that I won:
And then I got Bro to take a couple more for me because I looked and felt fantastic.