The NONO!

So I’ve wonderful lumenis light sheer duet done on my hairs. How do I then maintain my legs? Well I use aibistyle’s NONO! It works well but tends to miss some of the really fine hairs or short ones. However the NONO is good if you don’t want ingrown hairs or if you skin tends to get sensitive when you shave.

Actually, I spent quite alot of time perfecting my skills on maneuvering the NONO! across my skin however it is definitely a comfortable process – while waxing is alot faster still – it is a slightly more painful process and tends to dry the skin and cause ingrown hairs :) so that’s a trade off I guess.

I skip using the buffer pad mostly since this is a brand new set loan to be by AIbi and I wanted to keep it in a pristine condition when I returned it. Still – for a more polished look, I would think one has to shave all the really really fine hairs off.

It also tends to work better on large areas such as your legs and arms (rather than contours, despite the small tip provided for the hard to reach places)

You can even use it on upper lips but I’ve not tried this out myself, perhaps soon!

Lumenis – Light Sheer Duet

 

One of the most commonly sought aesthetic treatments is laser hair removal.  Recent advancements have made the procedure more comfortable and effective so that permanent hair reduction is a more streamlined process. The LightSheer Duet from Lumenis is a laser hair removal device with a lot of technology and power behind it.

Now why I need this? Because I have super hairy arms (le sigh) and even fingers..

Recently, I popped by Novena Medical Centre to visit Dr Khoo to review the Lumenis LightSheer Duet treatment. She’s one of the nicest doctors I’ve even met, really warm and engaging.

Here’s the lovely treatment room

The Lumenis LightSheer Duet utilizes a vacuum-assist technology and/or cooling for virtually painless hair removal without anesthetics and an extra large 22x35mm spot size, for rapid and effective treatment.  The 9x9mm spot treatment still utilizes the ChillTip, to maximize comfort during the procedure.

Comfort is key with the LightSheer Duet. The big hand piece has suction in it and its sucks the skin right up into it so what happens is the body feels the suction,and it nterferes with the pain process so that when you have this suction, the pain is minimized. It also brings the hair follicles closer to the contact with the laser.

Traditionally, laser hair removal treatments were only for those with medium to fair skin and dark hair. The laser reacts with the melanin in the hair, but an abundance of melanin in the skin as well can cause burns and pigmentation troubles. The LightSheer Duet is able to treat all skin types. Depending on the patients skin tone, your doctor is able to adjust the pulse duration to the appropriate level for the patient.

The machine basically sucks little sections of skin into the nozzle, which feels kind of like putting your hand on the end of a vacuum cleaner. It doesn’t hurt or burn, but my skin got a little blotchy after. This was done my both my arms (and my big toe LOLOLOL)

Here a clinical assistant helps me to shave the hair off my arms :)
And then…treatment begins
The redness on the skin disappears by the end of the day or just a few hours post treatment.
The smaller hand piece is used for more delicate areas or smaller contours
The vacuum handpiece – works better on fleshier people. Apparently it was tricky using it on my skinny arms but well , Doctor Khoo was really skillful with it and she managed to breeze thru the process.
Now that my arms are done, we’re onto my two big toes lol

Back on the roads: STRIP x BROWHAUS ON WHEELS

 

Last year, STRIP brought us their signature STRIP waxing and IPL hair removal experience to a place near you via the STRIP Mobile. This year, they’ve gone bigger and better with the STRIP Mobile x BROWHAUS Bus.

The STRIP Mobile x BROWHAUS Bus offers trials of STRIP and BROWHAUS signature treatments. New to their grooming fixes? It’s the perfect opportunity to try out award-winning treatments. Fuss-free waxing and virtually pain-free IPL will remove hair in a jiffy, while Brow Threading is the perfect way to shape your brows into stylish arches. All done in comfort on board the STRIP Mobile x BROWHAUS Bus, where they have replicated their stylishly cosy treatment rooms. Such as

This:

And this

Exclusive vouchers will be available only on board the STRIP Mobile x BROWHAUS Bus. Redeemable at STRIP and BROWHAUS outlets for a limited time period only.

Hop on board to groom up!

The STRIP Mobile x BROWHAUS Bus will stop over at these selected locations:
Mandarin Gallery (27th – 30th June)
Raffles City Shopping Centre (4th – 6th July)
Raffles Place MRT (10th – 12th July)
100 AM (18th – 19th July)
Cineleisure (25th – 28th July) from 11am – 7pm.

Vouchers available on board the STRIP Mobile x BROWUAHS Bus: Terms & Conditions Apply
STRIP – $30 ($60 worth of credits)* / $8 Underarm wax*^ / $28 IPL Underarm^ / $58 IPL Brazilian or Boyzilian / $58 IPL Lower Leg

BROWHAUS – $20 ($40 worth of credits)* / $8 Brow Threading*^ / $40 Express Lash Extensions / $300 Brow Resurrection Trial

Terms & Conditions

Limited to one voucher redemption per customer. Vouchers are valid for 3 months from issue date. *Valid for new customers only.
^Available for trial on board the STRIP Mobile x BROWHAUS Bus.

here’s a peek at my underarm IPL process lol . The protective eye wear that STRIP provides is quite stylish actually….hahahah

And they’re amongst the best I’ve been given. Even the protective googles that were given to me by one of the well known dermatologist in Paragon didn’t quite cut it and didn’t do its job in shielding the strong lights from the IPL from my eye. I think quality protective eyewear is really important especially when we’re faced with harsh lights in such an intensity. So Thank You STRIP for taking the lead here. It made me feel really relaxed about the whole session :)

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Themicon Technology Hair Removal System by Nono! and Aibi


Last month at the launch of AIbistyle’s NONO! hair removal system. I was happy to learn about the newest tech in portable hair removal systems. If you are a user of many traditional technologies such as IPL, you would know that it isn’t suitable for darker skin tones.
Here’s when techicon technology works its magic.
The Heat Advantage
Thermicon is a heat based technology, and uses no light. Lasers and IPL technologies rely on light and the heat generated by light to achieve their hair removal goals. The light used by these methods is drawn to the melanin in the hair follicle. Light, grey and white hair has no melanin and is very hard to treat with alternative technologies as it may not be affected at all by the applied light. With darker skin types, the contrast between the melanin in the skin and the melanin in the hair follicle may not be enough to safely and effectively remove hair without burning or other side-effects, like changes in the skin colour.
no!no! bypasses these problems by using ThermiconTM technology.
No radiation. No skin colour or hair type discrimination.
Read on to find out more on how it works.

 

Ok so basically your hair growth goes through a 3 distinct phases
:1. Anagen:
This is the active phase. The root is connected to the follicle and hair growth occurs.
2. Catagen:
In this transitional, the hair shaft begins to pull away from the root as hair growth begins to stop.
3. Telogen:
This is regarded as the resting phase, the hair shaft and root are completely separated and no growth occurs.
Oh the trouble is all three phases are occurring at the same time. And there is no way of knowing which hair is at which stage. For long-term hair removal to work, the only way to damage the root and inhibit hair growth is to catch it in the anagen phase, when the root is connected to the hair shaft. That’s why the longer you use no!no! the more effective it will be!
ThermiconTM technology. The development of a proprietary patented thermodynamic wire to transmit gentle heat to the hair, while including safety mechanisms has enabled Radiancy to adapt this professional technology to a home use product.

The ThermiconTM Effect

In our search for a totally safe and painless method for removing unwanted hair we decided to turn the whole concept around and develop something new and completely different – ThermiconTM technology. The development of a proprietary patented thermodynamic wire to transmit gentle heat to the hair, while including safety mechanisms has enabled Radiancy to adapt this professional technology to a home use product.
Thermicon works on the principle of heat transference conducting a gentle pulse of heat down the hair follicle. The hair is then separated close to the skin while the signal continues to travel down into the follicle where hair growth takes place. The more often this happens, the more effective the treatment is.
Although they happen almost simultaneously, the Thermicon effect on the follicle can be broken down into 3 distinct processes.
First Contact
First Contact is when the thermal wire from the Hot Blade touches the hair, singeing it and removing it up to the skin. This is when the thermal signal is its strongest.
Crystallization
The thermal signal crystallizes, or turns to ash, the uppermost part of the hair in the hair follicle. Crystallization may temporarily leave coarse residual hair that can feel prickly to the touch.
Disruption
The thermal signal continues down the follicle and into the root where it is thought to disrupt cell communication considered responsible for hair growth. The greater the disruption, the longer the hair takes to grow back

 

See that thin filament there? These are the tips that work their magic on crystalizing your hair.
Yes they will need replacement after a certain amount of usage.
This is the buffer pad to remove charred hairs. :) Kinda like a scrub but much gentler of course.
Yes- here’s what my hair arms look like after some uses of the No!No!
I do not have curly hair okay hahahaha.
Those are the ‘fried’ hairs that No! No! dealt its damage to!
here’s the shot BEFORE treatment
Woe is me – I even have hair on my fingers -_-
So I tried to zap them with No!No! but due to the contours the regular sized No!no! wasn’t as effective.
Honestly, there are a few cons for some:
It’s time consuming and thus you need patience and you also need to master it. Also, the crystallized hair needs to be buffed off. On first usage of course – I’ve mastered it so I haven’t gotten super smooth results. But like anything, practice makes perfect.
There’s a smaller kit the8800 model which uses a tinier filament which you can use on your bikini line and face etc. facial hair. Perfect isn’t it?

But there’s a very big pro for some – especially those who cannot shave as they have sensitive skin susceptible to razor bumps. And for those who cannot stand the pain from waxing. The No!No! produces no skin irritation like in-grown hairs, red pimples, or rashes. There’s also no pain. (Just a smell of burnt hair at times)

In the US. No!No! Hair has won the “Most Innovative Product” Award from HSN.
Radiancy, Inc., a subsidiary of PhotoMedex, Inc. (NasdaqGS and TASE: PHMD) and a global leader for medical and aesthetic light-base systems, created no!no!™ Hair to answer the ever-growing demand for professional, pain-free hair removal that can be performed in the comfort and convenience of the home. This revolutionary product innovation offers a solution to unwanted hair of all types and colors, by instantly removing and crystalizing hair with no pain, no mess and no chemicals. Based on the patented and exclusive Thermicon™ technology, no!no!™ uses heat to remove hair, making it universally safe and effective for everyone.
Since launching with HSN, Radiancy, Inc. has sold over 260,000 no!no!™ devices to HSN customers and over four million devices worldwide and has become one of the leading beauty brands on HSN.
In Singapore, no!no! can be purchased at Aibistyle stores. https://www.facebook.com/AibiStyle
Call them at (+65) 65338555. Mail us at sales@aibi.com.sg
Yes Aibi has gone into beauty (not just gym equipment!) heheh

 

See that thin filament there? These are the tips that work their magic on crystalizing your hair.
Yes they will need replacement after a certain amount of usage.
This is the buffer pad to remove charred hairs. :) Kinda like a scrub but much gentler of course.
Yes- here’s what my hair arms look like after some uses of the No!No!
I do not have curly hair okay hahahaha.
Those are the ‘fried’ hairs that No! No! dealt its damage to!
here’s the shot BEFORE treatment
Woe is me – I even have hair on my fingers -_-
So I tried to zap them with No!No! but due to the contours the regular sized No!no! wasn’t as effective.
Honestly, there are a few cons for some:
It’s time consuming and thus you need patience and you also need to master it. Also, the crystallized hair needs to be buffed off. On first usage of course – I’ve mastered it so I haven’t gotten super smooth results. But like anything, practice makes perfect.
There’s a smaller kit the8800 model which uses a tinier filament which you can use on your bikini line and face etc. facial hair. Perfect isn’t it?
But there’s a very big pro for some – especially those who cannot shave as they have sensitive skin susceptible to razor bumps. And for those who cannot stand the pain from waxing. The No!No! produces no skin irritation like in-grown hairs, red pimples, or rashes. There’s also no pain. (Just a smell of burnt hair at times)
In the US. No!No! Hair has won the “Most Innovative Product” Award from HSN.
Radiancy, Inc., a subsidiary of PhotoMedex, Inc. (NasdaqGS and TASE: PHMD) and a global leader for medical and aesthetic light-base systems, created no!no!™ Hair to answer the ever-growing demand for professional, pain-free hair removal that can be performed in the comfort and convenience of the home. This revolutionary product innovation offers a solution to unwanted hair of all types and colors, by instantly removing and crystalizing hair with no pain, no mess and no chemicals. Based on the patented and exclusive Thermicon™ technology, no!no!™ uses heat to remove hair, making it universally safe and effective for everyone.
Since launching with HSN, Radiancy, Inc. has sold over 260,000 no!no!™ devices to HSN customers and over four million devices worldwide and has become one of the leading beauty brands on HSN.
In Singapore, no!no! can be purchased at Aibistyle stores. https://www.facebook.com/AibiStyle
Call them at (+65) 65338555. Mail us at sales@aibi.com.sg
Yes Aibi has gone into beauty (not just gym equipment!) heheh

SPONSORED: PINK PARLOUR – IPL and reader’s exclusive discount


YAY to perfectly sanitized tools – always a highlight for reviews of mine.

I recently popped by to the latest Pink Parlour outlet to test their underarm IPL as well as a princess manicure. And I must say I haven’t stepped into such a bright pink place in a long long time (The last was my 21st birthday celebration in New Majestic Hotel’s Pussy Parlour. ) and perhaps my brother’s room in our old place which used to be flamingo pink before it was painted maroon.

The New Majestic’s Pussy Parlour

See here at Santa grand, you can get gorgeously and hair-free over a DVD or two when you come on by. Located on 171 East Coast Road (Hello East siders!) near lots of good food like Naive, Yong’s famous soon kueh, kim choo dumplings and more!

The latest outlet spans across 820 squared meters and offers a Spray Tanning Room (Which even the lead singer of BLUE would approve off. The dude actually dropped by one of the outlets for a spray tann during their recent concert in Singapore), 4 Waxing Rooms, 5 Manicure and Pedicure Seats and a Shower Facility.

Fancy a staycation? Plan your girls’ night out, your very own slumber or hens party for that big day with Pink Parlour Slumber Party Package – only at Santa Grand!

Alma was my therapist for the day, she started by explaining to me the IPL procedure while her colleague Fairouz took me thought some facts and information about the usage of IPL as well as the technology that Pink parlour has adopted.

IPL is sometimes used in facials – to rejuvenate skin however Pink Parlour uses IPL for hair removal. If you are seeking or planning to go for IPL, note – you should not tweet your hair but you should shave instead. The hair shafts and roots need to be intact for this treatment to be effective.

There are a couple of steps involved

Cleansing with an alcohol swap.
Application of gel
Numbing (Pink Parlour uses ice)
IPL light ‘shots’ to the area
Tweezing of some hair only after treatment(or not).
Cream – to moisturize and calm your skin

And you are good to go!

This is a picture of me undergoing treatment.
The alien white goggles are very much needed – to protect your eyes from the harsh lights.


Individually packed tools – this should be compulsory! shouldn’t it? :)


Because I am so in love with the Coral Hue O.P.I shades, I selected one of these for my most recent Pedicure session.

Choose from Apple tea, Peach tea while you read a magazine / watch the dvd they screen while having your mani / pedi done.

OPI and Gelish as well as glitter manicures are available.

What was most delightful was Pink Parlour’s policy – You’ll be happy to know that you can return anytime within 14days of your mani or pedi and have your chipped nail re lacquered if needed. I found that to be really thoughtful :)



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PINK PARLOUR can be found at the following locations:

1. Marina Square, #01-229

2. Far East Plaza, #05-83

3. Orchard Central, #03-20

4. NEX Shopping Mall, #01-47

5. Tampines 1,#05-09/10

6. East Coast,171 East Coast Road,#01-04 Santa Grand Hotel

Tel: 6100 5489 (KITY) / 6100 9297 (WAXS) / 6100 8266 (TANN)

Operating hours: Mondays to Saturdays: 11:30am – 9:00pm. Sundays: 10:30am – 7:00pm

And they’re celebrating their anniversary soon with $8 deals for one day only. Stay tuned for information on that.