Kudos By Headlines Hairdressing Rinka Best Straightening Hair Treatment in Chinatown Singapore - By Sweet Bunny

Ken invited me down to the Salon to try out their newly launched, Rinka Aqua Care Product, his timing was impeccable because my long locks were weighing me down and I felt it was time to give my hair a new lease of life. If you have read my earlier post I have been a huge fan of Ken for the last couple of year and whenever there is a promotion or new product at the salon I am always willing to lend my support.

Rinka Aqua Hair Care  Straightening Treatment



Aqua Hair Treatment – What sets Rinka Aqua Care apart from other anti-frizzing hair treatments is its Aqua PPT quality which is a hair repair ingredient giving you strong healthy hair this amazing product  rids your hair of fizziness is 100% formaldehyde-free which is a plus for pregnant ladies and can last up to five month. The price range for Rinka Aqua Care Straightening is from Rinka $260.00-$350.00 (pricing is dependent on the length and volume of your hair).

Ken helped me snip off half the length of my hair to a nice shoulder-length style as I requested, I felt much lighter without feeling burdened by the weight of my hair. A trim every now and then helps you to eliminate split ends which prevent your hair from splitting all the way to the root with the addition of Rinka Aqua Care hair straightening treatment my hair felt silky smooth and soft to the touch.  You must also remember to take good care of your scalp only when your scalp is healthy you will have less hair fall and dandruff. With the La Biosthetique scalp treatment that I was given after I had straightening done, I know that I was well taken care of.

Why hair care and maintenance is important – I went for hair colouring with Kudos by Headlines Hairdressing earlier in January this year and within four months my hair was overgrown and heavy. Haircare is not only just about personal hygiene where just you wash it and you are good to go, it requires maintenance every couple of months at a trusted salon. Just like any part of your body where you are subjected to harsh weather and pollution your hair needs the same amount of effort and care.

Only the best for their customer at Kudos By Headlines Hairdressing – Ken and Gary have always gone by the philosophy of giving their customers the best. The salon has a switch to Dyson Hairdryers which felt fantastic when my hair was being dried, I felt really pampered. I was wondering what the whole Dyson hairdryer hype was about but now I felt the difference for myself.  To me, the salon is a hidden gem in the heart of Chinatown always a treat to visit and worth the trip each time.


Dyson Hairdryer at Kudos By Headlines Hairdressing

There is a monthly update on their latest promotion so please do follow their Instagram account for more details.

Good Hair Day Everyday by Kudos By Headlines




531 Upper Cross Street, #02-08, Hong Lim Complex, Singapore, Singapore 050531.

Monday to Saturday 11am-8.30pm

PH and Sunday 11am-5pm

BTO Home Essentials Series 1- The Best HDB Metal Gate Lock from Loon Lock Smart Home Security - Sweet Bunny


It can be a nightmare searching for the right lock for your brand new HDB BTO's gate but it doesn’t have to be because Loon Lock has come to your rescue… 

Call me old school but I prefer the traditional padlock compared to their digital counterpart. 

I was fed up with locking and unlocking the gate itself as it was very noisy and took many turns of a key to unlock or lock it. I prefer a padlock that is fitted onto an eye bracket, making opening my gate a breeze.

                             LOON LOCK SINGAPORE HDB GATE INTRODUCTION

Where to get a padlock for your HDB Gate - The newer HDB gates come with different sized eye brackets which made it more difficult to find the right bolt size. I found Loon Lock HDB Gate online and got dear to purchase one at a Selffix store after reading positive reviews on Loon Locks's Facebook page.

The locally-based company has created an ingenious padlock with functions that are very well executed. Unlike the common padlock, the Loon padlocks are much better in many ways. 
 
For example, when you unlock your gate there is no need for lifting the padlock off the gate when you get home from grocery shopping or struggling with your keys until you get inside your home. As for the case where you lose your keys, there is no need to throw the entire padlock away, you could buy a key cylinder and replace the old keys with new ones. We are in the age of sustainability and with the move to be more eco-friendly in mind, making purchases that can minimise wastage and minus out single usage would be the way to go.

The best padlock for home security-  My hubby purchased the LOON Lock ART. 118 BKR retails at SGD 118.00. Although he had some trouble installing the lock as the eye bracket of the gate was too small. He sent a WhatsApp message to Loon Lock and they came down to install the lock without charge. Even though the purchase was made from Selffix and not directly from the company's webpage. We have enjoyed using our new lock ever since.

Loon Lock Website



                                                  Installation of Loon Lock in HDB BTO

I highly recommend getting your gate locks from Loon as they are very committed to providing excellent customer service. It is also a great way to show your support for a local company. The lock is available for purchase on their website or from their retail partners. Which I may add have grown in number since the last time I checked their website.

Loon Lock on HDB Gate

                                       I purchased the lock about a year ago and it is still working great!

Stay tuned for more of my BTO Home Essentials Series for more awesome lobang.

Best Healthy Genmaicha Tea from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf - Sweet Bunny

I liked Genmaicha from the moment I tried it at a cafe. The first versions of roasted rice tea I tried  were of Korean origins but the tea tends to have a heavier burnt taste which can be a bit much for some. The Japanese version of  roasted rice tea however tasted much lighter and fragrant, I like both the Korean and Japanese teas but if I were asked to pick I would say I prefered the Japanese version. It has a nutty flavour to it and smells amazing. The tea is nicked named popcorn tea in japan due to the process where the rice is roasted which produces a popping sound much like when you are popping popcorn in your microwave.

 
coffee bean and tea leave Genmaicha Tea



Health Benefits of Genmaichai Tea - Genmaicha is bountifully packed with goodness, drinking a cup will help you reap health benefits such as weight loss, getting a more youthful look and perhaps lower risk of getting cancer all this is due to the tea consisting of EGCG is an antioxidant that increases the function of catecholamine in the body. Catecholamine are hormones that the nerve tissue, the brain and adrenal glands produce, it helps the body to respond to frights and stress. It also improves your mood as it balances out your blood sugar. Indeed it is amazing that this roasted rice tea does wonders for your health other benefits such as improving dental health with its antibacterial properties and improving digestive health and gets rid of water retention.

three Tea Bag Coffee Bean and Tea Leaves Genmaicha sachets

 

Best Genmaicha tea at CBLT Singapore - My favourite brand of Genmaicha is from coffee bean and tea leaf retailing at SGD$10.95 for 20 teabags neatly packed in a tin container. Each tea bag brews up to 2 cups of tea and if you happen to have milk frothier you may add foamy milk to this delightful tea. If you have a liking for nutty and sweet tea this is the tea for you. It is like green tea without the bitter aftertaste. Each sachet of tea is translucent so you are able to see the bountiful amount of tea leaves and roasted which really reflects in the flavour itself. The tea is so popular that there is a shortage of it and restocking has been pushed back from April to June.




I feel this tea is great to pair with almost any dish at mealtime at sweetness isn’t overwhelming; I usually indulge in have my cuppa on the weekends during lunchtime.

 


Getting Our First Home Journey 3 - 4 room BTO Renovation during covid19 in year 2020 with Swiss Interior Hosen Gan - Sweet Bunny.




Renovation during covid19 2020- Our floor tiles and the false ceiling was completed but all renovation works had to be put on halt due to the covid19 lockdown. It was a huge bummer but nothing we could be done; there was also a huge men power shortage which left us with only 1 person to do all our carpentry work and it was no easy feat as we had a truckload of shelves and cabinets to be built. Hosen our ID himself would help the carpenter with the installations at times.




We delayed our renovations further after renovation works were allowed to continue for Hosen to work on his apartment as his family required a new home because they have handed over their flat to the new owners. We were not in a rush to our new home as dear and I was living separately in our respective parents’ home. I always believed in showing understanding and kindness especially when there was someone in dire need.

We were very thankful to have Hosen coordinated all the necessary requirements by the authorities, post lockdown to ensure a timely schedule for the renovations. He also coordinated our window grills, air-con installation, city gas installations and electric works as well as plumbing. His team installed the Song-Cho Cooker Hood with External Carbon (SC-L1), Song-Cho Clean up a sink and the 72L Built-in Oven with Grill Function. He was also very particular about getting the measurements of all the electronics such as the hob, refrigerators and sink right. What I found most adorable was he would ensure that all the carpentry was spaced out well where a person would be able to walk through comfortably, As I walk through my kitchen and bedroom these days I realised he measured this space using his own body size which was amusingly efficient the spacing was just right.

                                     Living room shoe cabinet and seating area

                                      kitchen blue and white swiss interior


Blue and white kitchen and island counter


bto bathroom with shower screen


Review on Hosen Gan Swiss Interior - In conclusion, I would say that what would have been a chaotic experience, thankfully was a smooth renovation journey, with the right person in charge ensured that it was a rather good outcome and the quality of the carpentry was impeccable. 

The only fault I could find with Hosen was he was rather forgetful and tends to overlook some details, he did miss out on some minor stuff items such as the doorbell which we replaced ourselves with one that ran on batteries and plug-in power instead, the lighting in the service the yard was left in the storeroom which he did later arrange to install after some negotiation as he wanted to charge us to install the light which I found ridiculous as the light was bought all together with our other lights and should be installed together, the bookshelf in our study that was pretty to look at but can’t store anything much due to the pillar beam. Among other things which we can come to terms with. 

All in all, I would still recommend him as he is trustworthy and very dedicated to his work, he even provided us with a list of furniture shops and recommended on which colours would go well with our built-in cabinets. He did go above and beyond by installing all our bathroom fixtures as well as the bidet and helping us to purchase and collect a couple of items and we are all human no one is perfect, all the electronics and piping worked like a charm and if they didn’t he readily assign someone to fix it.