Celebrate Pinks With L’Oréal La Vie En Rose | Clozette
Bringing us a new ode to colours, L’Oréal launches a new line of tailor-made pinks in velvet matte finishes. The La Vie en Rose Exclusive Collection was inspired by the song sung by Edith Piaf and covered by John Legend. It embodies the sophistication, sensuality, and femininity of every woman this line is dedicated to. 



Tailor-made pinks are hard to conceive. Getting the formula to be velvet matte and perfectly pigmented without getting chalky and ashy can be a bit challenging. That's why L’Oréal laboratories have developed a formula infused with micro-fragments of mother-of-pearls combined with velvety pigments to design radiant and intense powdered pinks that glides perfectly against your lips in full colour at one simple swipe.

Every pink is inspired by each La Vie en Rose spokesperson-- Blake Lively, Naomi Watts, and Jennifer Lopez to name a few--- to have a shade matching each type of complexion. 

So embrace the power of pinks no matter what your style and mood is. There's always a La Vie en Rose shade for you!

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 L’Oréal La Vie en Rose Collection is available at all L’Oréal Makeup Designer/Paris counters at Watsons, Guardian, SASA, and selected Fairprice Department Stores in Singapore for SGD$21.90
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Editor’s note: We sent our ClozetteINSIDER Contributor Melissa Phang to try out Redken’s new Blonde Idol In-salon Colour at The Hairshop at Paragon Shopping Center. Here’s her Insider experience as she tried out the new Sombre hair trend!


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To give myself a new look, I headed over to The Hairshop Paragon to try out the new Redken Blonde Idol In-salon Colour, which is the company’s latest innovation when it comes to caring and colouring blonde tresses.

Before my appointment with Redken’s Technical Hair Director Xiao Hui, I sent in some photos of my hair so that she could plan for the colour that would look the best on me. I’m not going to lie, I went into the salon expecting to come out looking like Suki Waterhouse with my new “Babylights”.


Due to Singapore’s hot weather doing no good to my hair and its colour, when I saw Xiao Hui my roots were already showing, and my hair looked unhealthy, yellowed, and frizzy. It looked nothing like the ash brown I had originally dyed it with!



As a graduate of the Toni & Guy Hair School and as a Technical Hair Director for 10 years, Xiao Hui earned my trust immediately! She knew I was in the Sales & Marketing business so she decided to give me a subtler colour change by incoporating the latest hair trend: the ‘Sombré’.

A Sombré is basically a “soft ombré”, just as popular as balayage. But Xiao Hui decided that a Sombré would be easier to manage once my roots grow out.




To achieve the Sombré look, she divided my hair into four major sections -- the top fringe, left, right, and back sections. Xiao Hui then went in and applied a mocha brown L’Oréal Cool Cover dye over my roots.



After going in with about 3 inches of the mocha colour, she then blended a mix of Titatnum .12 and Blue .1 of the Redken Blonde Idol In-salon Colour for the rest of my hair.




Next, she applied the Redken Blonde Idol Colours mixture in sections, dividing each one with foil. If you’ve always wondered why salons use foil, it’s because it prevents colours from smudging, and it allows easier application and blending of the shades.



To finish the colouring process, she stretched out the darker colour at the top section of my hair, and I was left to let the colour sit in for 20 minutes.




While waiting, I had fun reading the Blonde Idol Range; being fascinated by the different dye techniques illustrated in the book and how the 12 different colours in the Blond Idol Range have different effects on the hair.



20 minutes later, my hair had absorbed the colour very well and I was ushered to their washing basin to have it washed off and have my hair conditioned. Xiao Hui’s teammate then gave me a blow dry, which never fails to make me feel like a superstar!

Then voilà, my new hair is done! It wasn’t blonde, but I absolutely loved what Xiao Hui did to my hair – the titanium and the blue tones of the Blonde Idol In-salon Colour neutralised the yellow and copper tones. And since I change my hair parting from time to time, Xiao Hui made the top part darker to make the shade more versatile when I want to achieve a different look! Such a genius idea!




Through my experience, the Blonde Idol range proves that not only does it allow you to lighten your hair without bleaching it, it’s also great for neutralising copper shades and refining your hair’s undertones to achieve the ashy colour you want!




It’s almost been three weeks, and I’ve never loved my hair more! My hair colour is just the way I want it to be, and despite it being a bright colour, it looks healthy and shiny, with a subtle dimension as if I had highlights done in my hair, and I never have to worry about my colour going awry as the Blonde Idol shades will never look brassy!



I thoroughly enjoyed creating a unique #MyKindofBlonde with Xiao Hui at The Hairshop. So if you’d like to achieve your kind of blonde, give Xiao Hui a visit at The Hairshop at Paragon Shopping Centre or find your nearest Redken salon!

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What kind of blonde will you be? Share it with us in the comments below!

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It's not easy to find peace and tranquility amidst the chaos of our daily hustle, what more in a city where everywhere is buzzing with energy. So what happens when we need a break and time is not on our side? When we only have less than 24 hours to keep calm, then carry on? Good news: rest and relaxation is totally achievable – and you don't even need to go far to "get away from it all". PS: Keep reading to find an exclusive promo just for you!


Nestled in the heart of the bustling Singapore city – at Suntec City Tower 2, to be exact - is Calla Spa, an all-day lifestyle spa that marries luxury and wellness into one glorious 10,000 square feet haven.


Reception

How fortunate it is then that Calla Spa is located near Suntec City's North Atrium, where we held our Clozette Style Party last month. There was no better way to treat our runway stars to some R&R to get them well-rested prior to that evening's fashion show. They certainly enjoyed their time at Calla Spa – and now we're happy to report that it's our turn to indulge in some pampering!

Venturing beyond the mere offering of spa treatment services, Calla Spa provides everything you need for an out-of-this-world relaxing experience – from an all-you-can-eat bistro (we'll have 10 servings of those waffles, please!), to a cosy lounge area where you can take an undisturbed nap or catch up on your favourite movies. Just select your preferred spa treatment that ranges from the signature Calla massage, to the aromatherapy hair treatment and foot reflexology – or simply pay a pocket-friendly rate of SGD98, sans spa service – and you'll get to utilise all facilities from 10AM to 11PM.


White Forest Bistro (left); Mineral Pool (right)

Step into the premise and you'll be instantly transported into a paradisiacal forest. Every part of Calla Spa – from the walls to the ceiling – is meticulously decorated with the alluring elements of nature. Think rainforest canopies, waterfalls, and the likes. Combine this with state-of-the-art facilities such as the mineral pools, and made-to-measure sofa beds and chairs – you'll be sure to get the best out of your wellness spa experience.



Shower facilities (left); Sauna room (right)

We started off with a light lunch at the White Forest Bistro before our spa session. The menu changes weekly so you'll never get tired of the food selections. A sauna, steam, and a hot dip at the mineral pool to help us loosen up those muscles ensued. Forget the chlorine-packed pool, the mineral pools at Calla Spa contain mineral water that is filled using a newly upgraded system with the latest NASA ionisation oxidising system. Fancy!



Dressing room (left); Spa treatment room (right)

By the time our treatments began, we were in full relaxation mode. We were whisked off to our respective treatment rooms, where I tried the Fruity Delights De-Aging Wrap (75 minutes for SGD228), a body wrap that uses a sweet-smelling blend of papayas and pineapples, enhanced with Crème Fraiche natural butter and vitamin A, to condition the body. My companion, on the other hand, tried the Skin Resonance Treatment (60 minutes for SGD228), a soothing facial crafted to calm, repair and rebuild skin’s resilience against external radicals. No surprises there – we slept like babies on our heated customised beds throughout our respective session.



Relaxation lounge

Rejuvenated, we retreated into the relaxation lounge to kick back and unwind for the rest of the day. Think super-comfy reclining sofa chair and a personal touch-screen monitor where you can play games, watch movies, or surf the Internet. Needless to say, we almost couldn’t bear to leave!

Here's a tip: everything is provided for, so there is no need to bring anything except your makeup and skincare products. But if you feel a little self-conscious or don't like the idea of disposable undergarments, feel free to bring your bikini along to enjoy the facilities.


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Clozette Exclusive: Flash this article to enjoy a 1-for-1 60-minute body massage AND 2 x 30-minute sessions of Calla Spa’s Audullation Treatment at SGD198* (rp SGD456)! Promotion ends 19th July 2016.

*T&Cs: Promotion is only applicable to first time customers. Prices are inclusive of GST. Advanced booking is required. Choose between choice of Oriental, Deep tissue, Aromatherapy and Calla Signature treatment
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