Phyto Beautiful Hair

My hair has been through so much over the past few years as there was a period where I was very adventurous with hair colours. I’ve bleached it numerous times and sometimes if a particular hair colour I’m trying to achieve requires more bleaching, I’ll just go ahead with it. 


These are just some of the colours I’ve done to my hair and I really love having coloured hair.
However, the price to pay is really damaging to my hair. 

Each time I would bleach my hair, I can literally hear my hair cry. They become so dry and weak that it would be a nightmare if I wear to leave the house without styling my hair. Because my hair ends were so damaged and frizzy, they will just stick out at all angles if I leave it un-styled. I will always have to wash my hair and apply tons of hair serum/oils and blow-dry it neatly before I look presentable.

My hair was so fragile that it would break off midway and each time I comb my hair, my floor will end up with many tiny broken hair ends all over it.


Thankfully, I tried out the PHYTO “Exceptional” range and this combination of Shampoo and Mask has greatly changed my hair condition. 



The “Exceptional Shampoo” is made for Ultra damaged, brittle & dry hair – which is perfect for my hair!

It is a luxurious, rich creamy shampoo that gently cleanses and repairs deep-down, providing ultimate nutrition for your hair. It contains PHYTO’s proprietary botanical keratin that works like a filler to fill in gaps in your damaged hair. It also has a baobab oil and sapotte butter, which is twice as rich as essential fatty acids than shea butter, and helps delivers complete nourishment and restores your hair. 


Next is the PHYTO “Exceptional Mask” that I use 2-3 times a week.

This mask really helped transform over-processed and damaged hair. It repairs hair deeply from its core and with a potent concentration of precious baobab oil and sapotter butter, it can heal even the driest and most damaged hair. In a short period of time, it rebuilds, restore and regenerate each hair fibre leaving you with renewed hair that feels supremely soft and silky.

I just use a quarter-sized amount of mask and apply it to my shampooed and wet hair. I only apply the mask from my mid-hair to the ends and leave it on for around 5minutes before rinsing it off. If your hair is extremely dry, you can leave it up to 10 minutes.


My hair regained its strength after using the shampoo as I can tell from the lesser amount of broken hair ends on my floor. My hair feels really soft and I love running my fingers through it without getting stuck midway due to hair knots. It also appears to have a very healthy shine to it which I really like.


Now whenever I am preparing to head out, I have one less thing to fret over, which is my hair.

It is so easily managed now all thanks to PHYTO!

If you wish to read more on their products, you can visit their website http://www.phyto.com.sg/


Restaurant Labyrinth

Caught a gorgeous sunset last Sunday as SX and I were driving to dinner at Restaurant Labyrinth..

We were invited to enjoy their tasting menu as my friend knew the owner and she pulled some strings. πŸ˜‚

I am so glad we managed to find a date where SX and the restaurant was available cause SX is a property agent and his weekends are forever packed with work. 

& no regrets man.

The food was damn good!!
Managed to capture my outfit before it turned dark.

I told SX, "eh faster help me take ootd before the sunset. This skirt by VGY store one, must help them post! So chio!!"

We spent like less than 1 min snapping away and hurried to the restaurant cause we were late πŸ˜‚

Anyway I got this skirt in Size M cause it is more comfortable on me. I can fit in S but cause of the cutting, it will be impossible to sit properly. Size M is pretty loose on my waist but perfect for the hips.
Restaurant Labyrinth.

Located inside esplanade mall, level 2
1 - Tingkat. 

Consisting of "radish cake, rojak & Nasi Lemak"

It's damn cool because all 3 items really taste like what's stated! Like that tiny coconut pudding thing really tasted like I'm eating Nasi Lemak!

& that tiny cracker puff was filled with rojak sauce inside.
2 - Hokkaido Scallop "bak chor mee"

This is definitely one of my favorites of the entire night. The "noodles" were made from squid paste and the "fish cake" was seared Hokkaido scallop!

So good. And I love the sauce too. 

I wished the portion was bigger but since I was having the Testing Menu which means I get abit of everything, cannot complain lah. 

& thank for the portion was small cause both SX and I were so full by the 8th dishπŸ˜‚
3 - Lardo "chicken rice ball"

I love how I keep getting surprised whenever they serve me the next dish. The presentation and creativity behind each course is really unique and clever.

& yes, like every dish, this tiny ball tasted like chicken rice, it even had the garlic chili underneath the ball.
4 - Smoked Bone Marrow "Beef Rendang"

Both SX and I don't take beef bone marrow so we told the chef to leave that out.

But was still served this incredible artwork πŸ‘πŸΌ it was meant to mimic a forest setting and that tiny tree branch was from a mushroom if I'm not wrong.

Even though I didn't have the bone marrow, the base which was curry quinoa and potato was very delicious. I ate it all..
5 - Hamachi "Sashimi & Cantonese porridge"

I was legit expecting porridge ok, but there wasn't any. Haha, the "broth" was made from pork if I'm not wrong and there were scallop sashimi and yelllowtail sashimi in there.

I love how the fried garlic and thinly cut chili slices brought out the taste of the sashimi. πŸ‘πŸΌ
6 - Spices "Ock curry puff"

This is another one that made an impression cause it really tasted like curry puff, but better. It is so crispy and doesn't taste oily at all. It comes with a tiny quail egg & the fried potato thing is so good. I was like 60% full by the dish.. and we have like 5 more to go..
7 - Soft shell crab "chili crab"

This is their signature dish but I'm not a fan of crab so I don't think I can give it the recognition it deserves. The plating of this dish is πŸ‘πŸΌ, its supposed to look like the seaside with the foam and all.

The soft shell crab was fried so it's hot and the ice cream actually is chili flavored so it's supposed to give you an experience of having the hot & cold together in a bite.

Really interesting and SX just kept nodding his head & saying "you try you try"
 8 - Main courses 
His - Roasted Pork Belly "Siew Yoke Unami Rice"

Which basically meant 3 perfectly roasted pork belly that was so soft and juicy, I stole 1 entire piece from SX. πŸ˜‚ With the accompaniment of risotto & that raw egg yolk to the mixed in.

This was so good, I was sort of jealous of SX's main. Hahahs.

Isn't it always the case, that other people's food looks better?
Mine - A4 Ohmi Beef "Moonlight Hor Fun"

Well, my main dish was great too, don't get me wrong. I enjoyed it as well and would have inhaled everything if I wasn't so full. The beef is really soft and like what they say "melts in your mouth". The "hor fun" is made out of squid if I'm not wrong and i liked the springy texture it has as compared to soft flat white noodles.

At this point, both SX and I were so full and usually when we have fine dining, we're not expecting to be fed so wellπŸ˜‚
9 - Meringue "Teh Tarik"

Yes, I know.

It looks like Kaya bread but it's not.

The so called bread is made from meringue and the kaya paste is actually teh tarik flavored! SX loved this, he had both his & my share.

I was too full by then and so I gladly gave him mine. He has a sweet tooth so please imagine how happy he was.
10 - Soft Boiled Eggs "Mango sticky rice"

This dish is one of the most interesting one because you'll have to crack open the egg which is made from sugar, and out flows all the mango, coconut & I don't know what ingredients inside.

It is served with "soya sauce" & "pepper" but is actually sesame sauce & crushed almonds + sesame.

It doesn't taste like mango sticky rice to me though, more of like mango + coconut?

We both liked it though, and yes, we ate it all. I left some egg shells behind..😬
11 - Petite Four

Last item!!

It is like kaya filling sandwiched by Kueh Bahulu. A sweet ending to a 2 hour meal.

I'm so happy to have this dining experience at Restaurant Labyrinth. & I even told my girls that the food is damn good and I'll definitely pay and return as a customer next.

Perfect place to bring your date for a slow dinner because the entire 11 course takes 2 hours and if you see a slow eater, it can be even longer.
Usually SX and I will enter a restaurant and leave within 1 hour cause we are fast eaters. πŸ˜‚ so whenever we plan to celebrate like birthday or anniversaries, we have to keep reminding each other to eat slower.. haha.

And best of all, fine dining but the food portion though small, it is super filling!

Here's the menu for those who are interested..
There's ala carte and there is a tasting menu, which was what we had.

It costs $148 per pax for the tasting menu and I would say it's very worth it. 

11 courses - all unique and a twist of the traditional local cuisine. I like that.

Restaurant Labyrinth 

8 Raffles Ave, #02-23, esplanade - theatres now the bay, S039802

Tel: 6223 4098

Do let me know if you're dining there and your experience! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

#dayrefoodie #dayrefatties
& here's a picture with the owner - LG, & the brains behind the dishes. So funny lah this photo, we wanted a picture with the word Labyrinth behind us but we completely blocked it all πŸ˜…
Random.

I'm tempted to get my ears pierced like this... 

But I'm afraid of the pain!!!!!!

I used to have 2 piercings on my helix but 1 got infected and it spread to the next one. And both swell and turned purple and was so damn painful, I removed it all.

Regret sia. I really love having 2 piercings on my helix..
So nice right!!

But I closed it both and I don't think I wanna go through that pain again.

It's damn weird, piercing takes the most 2-3 secs of pain but I'm more afraid of it than compared to tattooing which is like hours of pain.

I think I don't like that sudden shock of pain? I don't know..

Tattoo is painful but I'll definitely do it again without fear but piercing is damn scary for me.

Beauty Review: Laneige

Was so close to buying this Becca Soft light blurring powder.

It claims to give you the Snapchat blur filter effect on your skin. And it is meant as the last step in your makeup routine.

It will not rub away your highlight or blush as a YouTuber reviewed but I don't like the fact that it comes in only 1 shade and it seems to me that I maybe slightly dark for me.

I'm hoping it really works but I saw another youtuber say it sucks. 🀷🏻‍♀️

So I'm sitting on the fence for this..
It cost $58 on Sephora website and I don't want to spend $58 on something until I'm sure it's good.

So.. shall wait a little longer and let more people test it out first. Hehe.

Any of you tried it yet? 
Received these from Laneige and I finally tried them out. 

Really liking both the mascara and lip tints!
These are the colors and so far I've worn Urban Coral and Marilyn Red out.
Urban coral is a really pretty shade that makes your lips looks like you've just had an ice popsicle.
It is very hydrating for the lips but bear in mind that touch ups are needed after each meal though. Cause they tend to slip and get eaten away pretty easily.

I don't mind that I have to touch it up regularly though. Cause it just takes 3 secs.

Apply the product on my lips and just press my lips together & rub them to get the color evenly distributed.
This is me wearing Marilyn Red and the Mascara!!

See how long my lower lashes are. 😍😍

I love how it separates each lash and lengths it without clumping up. I hate having clumpy lashes, I think it looks very "dirty" LOL.
Top down view of my lashes using the Laneige Mascara. 😍

Really does a great job at lengthening it!! Curling wise it isn't one that gives it a dramatic curl but that's easily achieved by a eyelash curler. But lengthening wise.. it is damn amazing.

I love how neat and long the lashes are!
Also received this Brow cushion by Laneige.

Seems so cool!
But I haven't found time to try it out yet.

I imagine it to be very soft and natural looking.. like how the Koreans always do their brows.

I'll probably try it this week! And share my experience if I do. 😘
Anyway, right now on Lazada, there's a 20% discount off the Serum Drop Tints with the lucky chouette design..

The one that I've shared about is their new packaging which will also be launched on Lazada soon..

http://www.lazada.sg/catalog/?q=laneige+lucky+chouette+serum+drop+tint

Look Of The Day

Will be sharing the products I used to create this look!
Used the Etude House green/purple playstick to cancel out any red spots on my face..

Next I used the Any Cushion in "illuminate" over my cheekbones, nose bridge, chin and middle of my forehead. It does give my skin a little extra brightening effect but I don't think I can't live without it? I'll probably use it again only if I have extra time to spare. Else, just relying on my usual highlighters for my glow is usually sufficient.

#dayrebeauty #dayremakeup
Then I used Laura Mercier's Secret Concealer under my eyes.. I love how creamy and blend-able this Concealer is. By far the best under eye concealer I've used. It really covers the dullness and darkness and all you need is a tiny tiny bit of product.

Followed by MAC Studio Perfect Powder foundation all over my face. This is pretty new to my makeup collection.. appreciate the coverage & doesn't oxidizes.

And lastly concealing my pimple marks with Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage. πŸ‘πŸΌ
I used the Benefit Hoola to contour my cheekbones and Kat Von D along the sides of my nose bridge.
As I have many highlighters, sometimes I'll layer 2 different ones together and for this look, I went in first with NYX on my forehead, cheekbones, nose bridge, Cupid's bow & chin.

Followed by dusting MAC's soft frost over the tip of my nose & my cheek bones again.
& for Blush, I mixed Guerlain's Happy Glow blush + Benefit's Dandelion to create a soft girly pink blush πŸ’•
For eyes, I used Zoeva's Rose Golden in Reflective Elegance all over my eyelid + MAC's Caitlyn Jenner eyeshadow in Malibu Bronze on the outer corners of my eyes & lower lash line.
Self explanatory..

Anyway I totally skipped on Mascara & eyeliner cause I got lazy and I didn't feel like putting in effort to remove my mascara at the end of the day, so I just left my eyes bare with only eye shaodow...
Liquid lipstick from M2T skin (yes, the same brand that produced the camel milk soap)
I finally tried their new formula and I love it.

I used their old formula before and I didn't like it very much, it wasn't as long lasting & I hated the smell.. πŸ˜‚

that's why I didn't share about it cause, I don't want to share things that I personally wouldn't use and promote it just because the brand belongs to someone I know.
They also launched more colors and passed me a few to try! But I only managed to try 1 so far - and I really like it!

Very pigmented, I only used 2 swipes for my entire lips, & it is pretty long lasting + very comfortable on the lips. Feels kinda like the NYX soft matte.

I will test out & swatch the other colors that I have and update you girls again. 

Unfortunately, M2T skin isn't selling the liquid lipsticks in Singapore yet so you gotta wait!
But the good news is, the founders are coming to Singapore in March, so I can probably ask them to bring back more of the camel milk soap & some liquid lipsticks. πŸ˜‰

Will update you girls on it again.. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
I overdrew my upper lips on purpose (my lower lips is quite thick so I didn't bother) and I really like how I look with slightly thicker upper lip!!

Am contemplating if I should get lip fillers now but I wouldn't lah cause it looks quite painful. And I can easily achieve larger lips by just overdrawing it

My lips looks so juicy πŸ˜‚

But when I asked SX if I looked any different, he said no. πŸ˜“ 

Men.

Phyto Anti Hair loss

I’ve always had long hair and having a head full of healthy looking hair is my pride and joy. I am more confident when my tresses are full and healthy. Whenever I have a bad hair day, my mood will definitely be ruined and I just feel like I don’t look right even if my makeup and outfit is on point. And one of the many woes I face with having long hair is falling hair. There was this period where my hair-fall was so drastic that I was worried that I will end up with very little hair. Because each time I shower, the amount of hair-fall is really a lot and I decided to cut my hair by 4-5 inches in hopes of reducing the amount of hair-fall. 


These are pictures of my hair currently and you can see how full and healthy they are. 

The reasons for drastic hair-fall varies from chronic hairloss, thinning hair, thinning hair caused by fatigue, stress or diet, post pregnancy hair loss. It is hard to find out what causes hair loss but I’m glad the amount of hair-fall I have now has reduced dramatically.


I was introduced to the Phytocyane Series 2 months ago and I’ve been using it to treat my hair and I’m really impressed with the results.


The Phytocyane Shampoo now has a staple spot in my toilet.


I love how refreshing and relaxed I feel after giving my scalp a good massage and wash using this shampoo. It doesn’t dry my hair out after wash nor does it feel too heavy or oily. My hair feels a lot stronger & fuller!

The shampoo helps to improve the density and shine of fine, thinning hair with this unique combination of revitalizing botanicals and fortifying vitamins. In addition, it also prepares my scalp to receive the full benefit of 'Phytocyane Revitalizing Serum' (which you will see later), leaving my hair fuller, stronger and more lustrous with each use.


The Phytocyane Treatment. 

This is where we get to the good part. This Triple action serum supports fuller, thicker hair as it grows while delivering exceptional cosmetic and anti-aging benefits. The advanced formula supports scalp micro-circulation to create an optimal environment for healthy hair growth. It powerfully combines sulphured amino acids, B vitamins, and silk proteins to encourage keratin production at the follicle level and improve thickness of the hair. 


I used the treatment 2-3x a week for a month.
Just break the ampoule open at the white ring and attach the applicator to the tip. I apply it evenly to my scalp, section by section after shampooing and towel drying my hair. Then I’ll use my finger tips to gently massage the product into my scalp for absorption. There is no need for rinsing after.

The Phytocane treatment helps to create thickness on every strand, maximize fullness and enhance shine. An added bonus: used year-round, this serum helps to keep gray at bay. 


This is my current hair-fall after 3 days of showering & washing.. so little right?!

The amount of hair-fall I have was so much that I had to clear it after each time I shower because it will clog up the drainage area and my husband will make noise. But now, I only have to clear it every 3-4 days because the amount of hair-fall has reduced drastically!


To find out more about the Phytocyane series, you can visit Phyto.com.sg


Thank you Phyto for helping me solve my hair woes!

[GIVEAWAY over on my Instagram - @lianmeiting 

Giving away the Phytocyane treatment serum, leave a comment on my instagram (Phyto picture) sharing with me your hair woes! 1 lucky reader will be picked! 
Good Luck!