Saturday, April 28, 2012

Next Social Travel Star (Finale)

Sorry loves, real quick post cause I'm kinda sleepy :p

Remember previously when I joined the AsiaRooms search for the Next social travel star with Pearlyn?
We went for the finals the other day...... but we didn't win :p
Heheh actually we weren't expecting to win because the competition was REALLY tough!

But I'm so glad to have joined it cause it was fun, not that stressful afterall, and we met some really awesome hosts (like the winners Adam & Kelly!)

Best part of all, we got to go into this really cool dressing room with those awesome mirrors with tons of spot light around it omg!!!
hahaha sua ku max :p

and there was a professional make up artist to help us touch up on our make up too! ^~^

By the way, we're all in purple and pink because it's AsiaRooms' colour! :)

Camwhoring while waiting for our turn to present in front of the judges~~

We could only take a seat and see the later groups present after we're done with our turn and the other groups were really good & really entertaining too! :)

And after everyone was done presenting, we had about 20 minutes of refreshments before they announced the winners, Adam (who left for an exam) & Kelly! :D

Although we didn't win, I'm really glad per got me to join this competition with her
because it was like a wake up call to me to show me how good and professional others are and how much more I have to improve!!! :)
Hopefully I can do better in future!!!
Jiayou jiayou!!! :D

Also, voting comprised about 30% for the entire competition and despite us not winning, thank you all so much for voting!! :D
We heard that our voting was not bad ;) heheh!!

Since I'm all pink-overload in this entry,
check out this comfy pink sleeveless shirt from as well :D

Essensuals Bugis #7

I guess you guys should already have seen me spamming pictures of my ombre hair on my Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook and my blog by now so I'm not really sure how to introduce you to my "new" hair hahah :X

But anyway, I did my ombre hair at Essensuals Bugis, as usual! :)
If you're interested, and would like to see all my hair colors previously,
I have 6 other blogposts about all my experience with them here:

Essensuals Bugis
241-A Victoria Street
Bugis Village (above Burger King)
S'pore 188030
tel: 63330039

Join them on Facebook for all their latest updates, promotions etc!

You can also ASK QUESTIONS about hair treatments, prices, promotions etc on their Formspring:
Feel free to post your enquiries there cause they are extremely efficient in answering your doubts!

Mention you're a reader of RACHELL'S BLOG for SPECIAL DISCOUNTS on ala carte services! :D

This was me after 6 whole hours of bleaching, washing and dyeing of my hair.
My base color was changed from a kind of yellow/blonde to an ash blonde color and I LOVE IT!!! :D

Here's the team at Essensuals Bugis who were EXTREMELY patient with me!
Thank you so much :')
I love how they're always so professional and produce the desired effect for their customers.
Especially when it comes to bright colors like this, you really can't afford to screw up!
(and girls, please don't DIY, you will regret like mad cause your hair will be super cui, trust me)
Which is why I'm super glad I did my hair at Essensuals Bugis :)

Also, they were very gentle because I told them my scalp was hurting from the chemicals
(I'll tell you more later)

The guy on the left is Wayne, he's my hair stylist! :)
If you like my hair, you can request for him at Essensuals Bugis to do yours too!

This is Bryan!
Those who've been to Essensuals Bugis before should be familiar with him as well :)

In conduction with Essensuals Bugis' 2nd Year Anniversary this MAY 2012,
they would like to reward their clients with a great Treatment Package and a new look for their Promotional Flyers! :D

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Dinner with Peishi at Shokudo at Bugis Junction after doing my hair :)
Thank you baby love for waiting for me!!!

Ordered the same grilled salmon spaghetti as the one I did in the CNOS Food challenge but this one wasn't as yummy!
I loved the one at Cineleisure!

Chiffon Denim Top from :)

So this is my hair right after dyeing it!
The team at Essensuals Bugis blew it really straight and smooth for me, wooo!
And I didn't have to wash my hair for the next two days :p

Plus I dare not wash too, cause........

...cause I have this super red blister on the top of my scalp and it hurts at the slightest touch T~T

It happened cause I wasn't supposed to wash my hair before I went to bleach/dye it so that my scalp's natural oil will protect itself
but I had an event in the morning so I had to wash it :(
PAIN SIA......

Tip: NEVER wash your hair on the day/night before if you know you're going to bleach/dye your hair.

feels painful just looking at it... lol

After enduring with it, the blister has dried up, formed a hugeeee scab and now my whole head is flaking like dandruffs lol!!!
But at least it doesn't hurt anymore!!! :D :D

And here is my gorgeous gorgeous ombre hair by Essensuals Bugis! :)
I curled my hair cause I think it makes the ombre effect even prettier!
Brace yourselves for the picture spam~~

So if you're keen in getting your hair done at Essensuals Bugis (smart choice I'd say!!! :p),
do give them a call to book an appointment!

Essensuals Bugis
241-A Victoria Street
Bugis Village (above Burger King)
S'pore 188030
tel: 63330039

Join them on Facebook for all their latest updates, promotions etc!

You can also ASK QUESTIONS about hair treatments, prices, promotions etc on their Formspring:

Mention you're a reader of RACHELL'S BLOG for SPECIAL DISCOUNTS on ala carte services! :D

May we all get pretty perfect tumblr-worthy hair! ^~^
Thanks for reading!
Love you all!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Jipaban Updates

Woot! Some new updates from Jipaban! :)

Sorry, my camera screwed up big time for this picture! :(

For more gorgeous clothes,
do check out because they update really often! :)
Plus, I've also downloaded the Jipaban App on my iphone so I can shop on the go!

Happy shopping!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Casio EX-ZR200 Review

Today I'll be sharing my personal review on the new Casio EX-ZR200!
I love the one I have cause it's metallic hot Pink (they call it Red though)!!!
And please don't expect a very professional review full of technical terms....
I'm a very shallow simple female.
Basically, I go for cameras that make me look pretty HAHAHAHAH
Admit it, it's true!

Number one reason why I love this camera, it's hot pink and IT LOOKS GOOD IN PHOTOS.
It doesn't only make me look good, the camera itself looks pretty too!
So no big obiang black bulky cameras in the reflection along with your pretty self :p

Number two reason why I love this camera, THE PREMIUM AUTO MODEEEEE.
The best ever genius mode ever invented.
Cause it recognises which mode it should be in,
whether it's an outdoor shot, night mode, portrait shot etc and it automatically adjusts the settings to bring out the best in your photos! :)

My favourite? The portrait mode of course!
Cause it makes your skin ultra super smooth and flawless even WITHOUT photoshop!
To me, this makes the Casio EX-ZR200 the BEST camwhoring camera I've ever had!!!!
I would recommend this to EVERY girl who loves to take pictures of themselves but are conscious of eyebags, dull-looking skin or other flaws appearing in pictures.
I feel you dear, I have them too and I'm lazy to photoshop them all the time :(
But with this camera, I can be very sure that my skin will look x10 times better than it really is :p HEHEH

Compare the photos above taken with the Casio EX-ZR200, with the one below taken with a DSLR.
Personally I prefer the ones ABOVE cause it makes my skin look glowly, soft and supple, whereas the DSLR-taken pic below just looks... normal. Hahah :X

The Casio EX-ZR200 is an improved version of ZR100, the White camera I previously blogged a ton of posts about and LOVED.
This means that I love the Casio EX-ZR200 more than the ZR100 lah! :p
Basically the functions are about the same, but the ZR200 boasts of an EVEN faster shutter speed (0.27seconds) than the ZR100.
I was impressed by the ZR1oo, but the shutter speed of ZR200 was seriously mind blowing.
Most of the time I don't even know I took a picture hahah!
Need some getting used to cause it's really SUPER CRAZILY QUICK.
*ahem* Good for paparazzi shots or STOMPing people too, LOL
But for camwhoring, this is extremely important cause you won't have to stare at the camera lens for a few seconds waiting for the picture to be taken cause sometimes your expression will end up super unnatural.

The following pictures were taken with flash!
Even with the flash on, the camera will digitally enhance your skin to make it look softer and smoother!!!
No photoshop needed!
Except the filters cause I like editing the colours of my pictures HEHEH

Dear Casio Exilim EX-ZR200, I love you so much thank you for making my gorgeous hair look EVEN BETTER in pictures!!!!

Also, the ZR200 has a new feature, which is the Blurred Background / Wide Shot, that provides depth of field images akin to a DSLR.
I am super excited to try this out and will share the pictures on this space! :)

Some other pictures I've taken with the ZR200:

HDR-ART mode

My verdict so far?
It's the BEST camwhoring camera I've ever seen!
I have 2 other cameras at home and they probably cost twice the price of the ZR200, but they CAN'T beat this when it comes to self-shots!
It's affordable, light weight, extremely convenient to bring around, not bulky, looks super pretty even without blings etc, takes pictures real quick, MAKES YOU LOOK EXTREMELY RADIANT AND PRETTY....
what's there not to love? ;)
It's a camera that every girl SHOULD have!

If you're interested to find out more about the Casio cameras (they all have super cute and pretty designs btw),
do visit Casio Exilim Singapore's Facebook page:

Here's a video about the ZR200 I found on YouTube which I thought was nice to watch.
Although it's in Japanese, I think you can roughly know what they're talking about!! :)
Plus you can watch the camera in action!

Thanks for reading, love you all! :)