Well, okay the change of my domain name was not in my original plan. I may have had a typographical error in the contact e-mail field when I renewed 'tanchristine.com' last year. Since I did not receive any notification about expiry, I happily went on with my work and holidays without realising it had lapsed for some period of time. Now, I'm being locked out of my 'tanchristine.com'! I mean, I can pay $200 to retrieve it back, but seriously? That is more than 10 years of domain purchase - it just doesn't make sense. So here I am, with an entirely new domain name that most people following me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest would have been familiar with ('tanxtine')! So, update your browsers / referral links / blogger or media listings, peeps!
Anyway, domain issues aside, it has been more than a while, I know.
It was a mixture of being relocated for work training and outbreak of my hyper-sensitive skin and laziness, heh.
So basically I was sent to Hong Kong for 3 months for training. My skin condition became bad because I did not get to do my regular facials, yet at the same time I couldn't blog or instagram much about colour cosmetics since my then-facial sponsor was pro-natural skin. In the end, the collaboration did not last for long, but I was still plagued with troubled skin - my skin had never been that sensitive.
Thereafter, brands and media agencies had been sending me press kits with samples and stuff, but I never got the chance to complete my trial periods without having my skin break out in discomfort. I had to put a halt to my usual SK-II routine, and really stuck strictly to what the skin doctor prescribed.
Now, my skin is slowly regaining its former glory but I have become more selective and conservative so as to what I include in my skincare regime - even though I really want to try everything!? It might just be my own opinion, but I would like to believe that my recent acquisition of the Clarisonic Mia helped to prevent unnecessary break-outs due to improper cleansing along this recovery process. Ever since I bought the electronic facial brush, I have not been going for any facial. Not that there is no need to, but my skin condition is now within my own control. I used to be reliant on facials (1 visit every 3 to 4 weeks if my schedule permits), and now I am determined to regard facials as a pampering treat so as to cut costs on my expenses!
2013 was very eventful - such a whirlpool of events and milestones that happened. Pertaining to this blog, there are definitely more downs than ups, but looking back, I would like to think that there is nothing worth regretting. I am happy with how life is now - my achievements at work, my relationship - oh did I mention that I am engaged?
Possibly the best thing that happened to me in 2013. Strangely, the Mister did not engage a photographer or videographer to capture the moments but I think these selfies or snaps are more than enough to relive the sweet memories!
So, I guess I will documenting all my wedding and house preparations here in the many months to come. To be honest, I have some ideas about the house renovation and decor but I was not much of a "wedding person" to think of how I would want mine to be. I am starting from Ground Zero.
Anyway, to usher in a good 2014, I went to have my hair done at 99 percent Hair Studio again!
Rejoice! 99 percent Hair Studio will not be increasing their rates or imposing a peak-period surcharge from now till 29th January - they are closed from 30th January to 6th February.
There is a complimentary protein treatment voucher that is given out for $200 spent (for members, member discount suspended till after CNY) or $250 spent (for non-members)!
This voucher can be redeemed any time AFTER CNY.
If you're dropping by for your hair fix, remember to sign up for their membership! For just $15, you get 10% off all services - there is a 50% off hair cut if you couple it with other services on the same visit. There will be an additional 10% on top of everything if it is your birthday month.
That's not all. If you bring a friend down with you as referral, both you and your friend gets 20% off the same visit! If you do the referral within your birthday month, that's a lot of savings!
Was so tempted to cut my hair into a bob once again, but I guess I can only grow my hair out long to get ready for the wedding which I have no idea when is it going to take place.
If you are interested in their rates, you would find the following photo helpful:
They only have price tiers for 3 hair lengths - short, medium (above shoulder), and long (on shoulder and beyond). Their services are all ala carte style, except for their well-known Scalp Treatment.
THAT MAKES IT SUPER WORTHWHILE FOR RAPUNZELS TO VISIT 99 PERCENT!
The actual colour of my va-va-voom red hair under day light!
Here's to an awesome 2014!
... and thank you for sticking around :)