Planning your own wedding like I did mine – Part 2

Read about Part1 here :http://blog.myfatpocket.com/alethea/2017/08/27/planning-your-own-wedding-like-i-did-mine/

Now I’m going delve deeper into the nitty gritty and small details on wedding planning which I hope will benefit everyone once again.

Like I said in my earlier post the first 2 things were to work out your guest list and research on venues that fit in your budget.DSC_1246

The plan
Pertaining to the guest list and all the information such as your budgeting and time line, its good to have it on dropbox or googledocuments or some sort of shared drive where you and your fiance can share, and not to mention make copies of things such as your wedding timeline/ time table or give shared access of your timeline document to vendors or your bridal entourage when you require.

The moodboard
I basically kept a folder of all things that caught my eye – things that reminded me on an enchanted garden / woodland forest. While the theme was straight forward on its own, I spent a hell lot of time mulling over the color scheme on whether to have it kept green, white and peach, or have it be more colorful and romantic. ie Green and Burgundyoriginal_forest-theme-wedding-invitation Custom-Color-Size-New-70-colors-Convertible-Dress-long-bridesmaid-dresses-Multicolor-wedding-dress-Prom-party

This was the inspiration for my bridemaids dresses which i settled for in lavender.Moss-Wedding-Decor-Ideas-signs-and-frames natural-materials-9-rustic-style-ideas-for-a-woodland-wedding

And the gowns : oh the gowns. I love zuhair murad gowns so much, as well as Galia Lahav but not their pricetags hahahha.zuhair-murad-spring-summer-2016-bridal-long-sleeves-plunging-neckline-lace-trumpet-wedding-dress-patricia-front-view

However madly in love with Zuhair Murad designs I was – I had to be realistic about my budget….you know la – cannot afford hahaha and my figure also meant that I had no boobs to reveal la to be honest. Zuhair-murad-detacheable-wedding-dress-FAll-2015-collection-1 Halia-Raffles-Hotel-Wedding-10 2016-trending-greenery-natural-lush-wedding-ideas 11-jewel-toned-autumn-woodland-wedding-shoot

As my dinner banquet wasn’t individually plated – I had less space to work with for the decorations….so I had to change plans somehow mostly by just leaving it to Regina my florist to decide for me.

On the RSVP and attendance
Have your wedding stationery designer or if you will -try your own hand out at designing an electronic save the date card which you can forward along closer to the date to remind your guests, or have it sent to them before the real invitation.

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On that day as well assign 1 or 2 members of the bridal party to help with directions for guests who cannot find their way. Have this person tag to you like a personal assistant thruout the wedding so that he/she can help filter your calls.

Have your wedding invite feature a map and useful directions on getting to the venue, as well as a helpline ie a number to call should they need help on getting there.

Singaporeans are a notorious late bunch so be prepared to start even if just 60% guests are there. It helps to remind your guests that this is a once in a lifetime event and that their punctuality is appreciated- afterall these are close/good friends and family and you can afford to be honest about how punctuality is treasured on your once in a lifetime event.

On the week of your wedding, send your guests an electronic reminder about your wedding [during which you should expect some drop-outs so don’t fret]* remember the tip for Part 1 which was to invite a couple more people than what you’ve catered for since some were going to drop out anyway. There are however some risks involved lol.

The budget
I found this to be a useful resource when it came to planning my budget or having an overall idea of the venues prices – https://singaporebrides.com/wedding_banquet_pricelist.php
One thing to note however is the prices are based on basic menu items and prices differ if you chose to opt for the more expensive menu/dishes.

Saving on ROM cost

  • yYu could either opt for your ROM to be done at ROM [cheap and fuss free]
  • Or you can look for a venue which will provide you a free room to have this done since it was a really quick thing- about 30mins.
  • We did this on the same day just before our wedding dinner in the Courtyard of Raffles hotel outside of The Halia at no extra charge. Saving us both time and cost from holding it on a separate date/venue.CHR_2325 CHR_2327 CHR_2366

About ROM and solemnization etc
It’s a rather straight forward process
Read about it on https://www.rom.gov.sg/reg_info/rom_marriage.asp
It cost just $42 for singaporeans/PRs and can be done online, You’ll need to apply at least 21 days ahead of your marriage date
Steps:

Step1 To file a notice of marriage you may do so at https://www.rom.gov.sg/
Step2: Go to the Registry of Marriages to Verify Documents and for Statutory Declaration (strictly by appointment only)
Step3: On the day of marriage, proceed to have marriage solemnized by a licensed solemnizer and in the presence of 2 witnesses

Documents Required
-NRICs (for SC/SPR) or Passports (for foreigners) of groom, bride and
2 witnesses above 21 years old
-Solemnizer Consent Form (for solemnization outside ROM) – such as ours.
-Credit card for online filing of notice; or NETs/Cashcard for filing of
notice at e- Kiosks in ROM
Looking for your photographer/videographer and vendors etc
On your wedding shoes
While i know how tempting it is to get something pretty yet uncomfy- pls pls only get a pair of shoes you think you can survive in for a whole day. I know many brides who will kick of their stilettos and go barefoot in fact, I recommend shoes from Melissa https://www.mdreams.com.sg/ you can definitely walk an entire day in it.
If you’re going for normal stilettos please consider a pair with hidden platforms as it helps to relieve the pain. Don’t forget to pack a pair of slippers or bedroom slippers and have a bridesmaid bring it around for you in case you need some moments of relief. Personally I had to walk from my hotel suite pass the courtyard of raffles to get to The Halia – during which i wore bedroom slippers, and only changed into heels before my march-in moment. This was a great idea from my bridesmaid <3CHR_1807 my melissa heels
Makeup
It’s important you have a makeup trial done to ensure you like the skills of your makeup artist and the looks she can create. While it’s tempting to sign up an entire package that often throws in the makeup trial for free- do consider paid makeup trials as well before committing as you don’t want to sign up for something and then regret that the MUA skills wasn’t what you expected.
The makeup artist will probably not be able to settle your make up + your entire entourage and mothers, [unless he/she has a team] – but you’ll want to be picky too on who their assistants are. I’ve attended weddings where the main MUA was really good but their assistants were ….terrible.
So apart from Sally and Malena, as well as Shirley which I’ve recommended in my first blogpost on my wedding. http://blog.myfatpocket.com/alethea/2017/08/27/planning-your-own-wedding-like-i-did-mine/
I will also recommend my makeup artist friends who have huge amounts of experience in both editorial and professional capacities. Meaning their work is good enough for magazines!
@junegoh_fx
@cccjmiko (Carmen Ong)
@muacher (Cheron)
@cherylmua
@vinvola (Vinna Er)
@fidelistoh
You don’t want your main bridal makeup artist taking on too much as you want her focus to be on perfecting your look.
Another thing to look out for is to ensure your makeup artist includes all things such as ampoules…false lashes and things like transportation in her quotation to avoid hidden costs or added cost that can ‘surprise’ you.
Tracking your payments
Keep all receipts, invoices and contracts etc consolidated in your drop box or googledrive and the likes for easy reference. Prepare all the balance payments before hand and hand them to a trusted member of your entourage to settle the balances for you with your vendors. You’ll be too busy on the day to do so and you don’t want vendors waiting etc.
On Beauty treatments for that glow
Book your hair appointments and Spa in advance but not too close to your wedding day either incase of facial induced breakouts. Go for something tried and tested too – don’t be too adventurous, at least not on your wedding week! Don’t go trying a new spa or new therapist during your wedding.
For quick fixes visit an aesthetics doctor for things such as a hydrafacial for that added glow, or a spectra peel laser or carbon laser for quick results.
For me I had acne on my back and 6 months prior to my wedding ,my 2 doctors started with multiple sessions of laser and chemical peels to help lighten my scars so that I could wear my gown with confidence on the wedding day. For that I’m forever indebted to Dr Chiam Chiak Teng and Dr Vanessa Phua – my mom loves Dr Phua too .
The Aesthetics Medical Center
Shaw Centre
1 Scotts Road #27-00, 228208
Dr Vanessa Phua
+65 6690 4690
501 Orchard Road #05-16 Wheelock Place, 238880
Yep see the acne that I have :(
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trunk acne
This was my back in May
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And the subsequent improvements
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You can also consider pampering your mother or mother in law with laser treatments too!
Or Spa sessions.
My hubby and I were sponsored massage sessions at Huang Ah Ma – the oriental spa chamber www.huangahma.com/ a cozy little tcm spa own by the Mary Chia group which helped to relax us a few days before our wedding.Know what the great thing is? They open till 11pm so thats great even if you’re working late you can drop by for a massage still! Huang Ah Ma – The Oriental Spa Chamber
is located at 50 Mosque Street, Singapore 059528 , +65 6536 1661
Now – the results . This was me on my wedding day – as the tulle was really translucent, I definitely was happy that the skin on my back looked clear on the day. CHR_1233 2016-10-08 10.47.40
Hair
I think it’s safe to color your hair some 2 weeks prior to your wedding, 1 week can get a little too rushed if you have lots left to do so do that earlier. For me I always choose to go to Chez Vous – an award winning salon where your hair is handled by Directors only. Each one with minimally 10 years of experience.
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Entertainment
I had a caricarture artist to draw portraits for my guests on the day, from my company lolololol  –  you can hire from me if you like at www.partyparlour.com.sg or call +65 9828-6006, I also had a jazz wedding band from highnotes to sing live music for my guests.
I had brought along some rainbow scratchart cards and some crayons to setup a little ‘kids’ corner in case the little ones need something fun to do. This is cheap and easily done. You can also just have some coloring pages ready or a balloon sculptor or magician to entertain the kids and adults.
As I had my solemnization on the same day, we didn’t have time for a couples game segment but you can consider these as it adds to the fun.CHR_2520 CHR_2660
 I had actually customized papers for the artist but my bridesmaid had forgotten about the papers lolooolol – yes these are among the things that can go wrong and will go wrong on the day.
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Checklist
Out of the many wedding planning list suited for singaporeans , I found singaporebrides has one of the more useful ones https://singaporebrides.com/articles/2016/03/free-wedding-checklist-spreadsheet/
So fun facts: Among the things that could go wrong and went wrong
Don’t worry I really don’t blame anyone hahaha here’s what happened just for sake of recounting the day and well letting other brides to be know that it’s normal for things not to go as planned.
This is perhaps a good enough reason to hire a wedding planner if you can afford it, I wished there were two of me sometimes. LOLOL
  • One of my bridesmaids woke up late and arrived at lunch missing the gatecrash , still I am glad she made it!
  • Another was a little ill the week of the wedding of which it is no fault of hers
  • And yet another left out the customized papers i printed for the caricarture to be done on – again it doesn’t matter.
  • My bridesmaid forgot about my ringbox during my solemnization ceremony lololol DSC_1326
  • Our groomsman face was stained by makeup during the gatecrash as the guys applied lipstain on his eyes thinking it was eyeshadow? LOL
  • We had a v low turnup for the tea ceremony or rather the rsvp for the tea ceremony because my family is chilled like that and his relatives that were coming from Malaysia couldn’t make it in time lol so we skipped it.
  • My makeup artist came a little later than expected during dinner *Gasp*
  • My mom got lost in the corridoor of Raffles Hotel and then turned to a groomsmen of ours to find her way out hahahah
  • My hubby insisted the flower boutonniere was not in the fridge – there goes my money. We found it in the fridge after the wedding -_- . It’s a juliet rose by the way …… so the funny thing was the next day I insisted he put in on his suit so I could take a photo . I loved the lush juliet rose, the seeded eucalyptus and the lovely orchid on it – again credits to florist Regina Mae for her wonderful work. DSC_1303
  • Another funny trivia: About 2 months before my wedding , I did a prewed video montage and was bitten all over by sandflies at changi beach – omg that was hell but i survived. It was itchy beyond words -_-
  • Oh yes I’ve been to a few weddings where by groom actually forgot to bring the bouquet so to avoid that I kept the bouquet with me hahahahhaha!! Anyway I was the one who paid for the florals ..MEH
  • We are not traditional and neither were are parents so we skipped the guo da li.
  • And frankly I’ve always been reluctant to get married – but my husband somehow convinced me . On my wedding day I was filled with so much mixed emotions – I think I discounted myself of some of the joy I could have had hahahha erm -_- hard to explain but at least I’m honest right? hahahahha
  • So hey – don’t swear the small stuff? Everyone chose to be there for us at our wedding on this special day and contributed in whatever way that can so – be appreciative! And have fun – don’t give yourself headaches like i did hahaha.

SOS – Science on Skin

jaymee ong sos

A brand new skincare brand intelligently marries innovative science with the delicate art of beauty into a streamlined range of treatment products to boost your skin!  Comprising Cleanse+ Acne+ and Multivitamins+, SCIENCE ON SKIN (SOS) products are distinctively different from over the counter beauty products. SOS are dermatologist developed formulations with a real high concentration of active ingredients aimed at treating, rejuvenation and protecting skin from free radicals.

SOS science on skin acne multivitamins

SOS is fronted by the super multitalented model and host Jaymee Ong :) SOS science on skin  SOS science on skin3
Key ingredients found in the brand’s ACNE+ product include Zinc PCA which has been shown to be effective in controlling excess oil and the treatment of acne while moisturizing the skin. This works in tandem to boost effectiveness in the active ingredient of Iris Extract which is anti acne, anti inflammatory, anti bac and more. Licorice further calms and prevents redness while the trio of vitamins B3, C and B5 provides anti aging support and prevents moisture lost , all while maintaining your skins natural balance. The serum is nicely and lightly scented – as it contains tea tree , chamomile, chrysanthemum and lots of other floral botanicals to give it a lovely lovely scent!

Next up we have SOS Multivitamins+ which contain Vitamin A, C and E and a blend of stem cells, collagen, botanicals and potent peptides,

Vitamin A: Thickens and stimulates dermis, reduces wrinkles, increases blood flow. lso increases deposition of collagen and slows the aging process

Vitamin C and E work together to neutralize free radicals that age the skin, while stem sells dramatically improves skins’ elasticity and firmness for a younger appearance

Arbutin as you know inhibits tyrosinase and inhibits formation of melanin – hence its used often in whitening products. This reduces pigmentation and gives skin evenness while sodium hyaluronate and Provitamin B5 hydrates and keeps skin soft and silky.

What you’ll get is a healthy radiant glow, that’s firm.
This one contains camellia, camomillia (chamomile), and other botanicals too. <3

The fun thing about SOS is that products are packaged in a hermetic dual chamber pump that preserves purity and potency of the products.https://www.google.com.sg/?client=firefox-b#q=sos+science+on+skin+jaymee+ongjaymee ong sos watsons

WORD: Hyperpigmentation, age spots and uneven skin tone, these are prevalent across ethnicity and prevalent in most females. Sunblocks are important to prevent the onset of pigmented skin, but it is equally important to nourish the skin with suitable products that inhibit melanin production.

On another note: if you think nothing serious can come out of picking pimples, at most a scar, you are so wrong! a friend of mine picked too hard on a single pimple on her cheek recently, and got infected by Cellulitis which caused severe swelling of one side of her face – to make matters worst she is breastfeeding and that made medication difficult.

Cellulitis is infection of the skin caused by bacteria. Redness, swelling, tenderness, and warmth are characteristic features of cellulitis. This skin condition caused by bacterial infection can occur anywhere on the body surface.

If cellulitis is not treated it can reach deeper down into the underlying tissues which can give rise to serious complications. Facial cellulitis is infection of the facial skin. so please please just use your creams religiously such as ACNE+ and don’t go pick on your zits.

Stay tuned for more articles i have for you on suncreen and sun protection :)!

P.S  SOS is Available exclusively at Watsons!

https://www.facebook.com/Science-On-Skin-1775498879387205/

http://www.sos-skin.com

 

Vitamin Drips

Originally a craze among the A-list crowd, vitamin administered via iv have become increasingly available, and not to mention popular. Celebrities such as Simon Cowell apparently enjoy weekly IV drips of B12, magnesium and vitamin C to keep his liver in checks. So does Rihanna and Super model Cara for an immunity and energy boost or just overall maintenance and for good health.

A few weeks ago  –  I tried the vitamin c drip myself for immune system boosting at one of my favourite asthetics clinics. The process was speedy, simple, and didn’t hurt. I’m quite afraid of needles so this was administered while I was lying down comfortably with my eyes closed. lol.

I’m the kind of person who gets tanned really easily so for me sunblock is essential, a vitamin c drip I heard would give not only your immune system a boost but also your skin additional radiance, Three weeks post treatment, what I noticed were my scars from mosquito bites were less obvious. *YAY*. My skin has been pretty clear lately the past 3 weeks despite pulling late nights and for that I’m thankful! Perhaps it’s the Vitamin C drip from my fab Dr Phua working its magic.

Local Socialite Jamie Cuaca swears by it too http://www.divaasia.com/article/8336

In her own words “I do a weekly vitamin C drip with an aesthetic doctor to keep my skin in good condition from inside out”

Here’s Mario Lopez in the comfort his bed whilst getting a vitamin drip, accompanied by his daughter who’s resting by his side :)

Perhaps Brides to be in singapore might even start considering Vitamin Drips before their big day for that added dose of radiance and energy.

It’s not a new trend in some parts of the world. In Japan, for instance, IV cafes offer entire menus of vitamin drips, from jabs that burn fat to those claiming to boost skin radiance.

These are popular too in places like Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, and Japan where being fair is the in thing be it a cultural thing or a trend.

The concept of vitamin IV treatments began in the US more than 50 years ago, when a Baltimore physician named John Myers invented the Myers’ Cocktail, containing a combination of vitamins B and C, as well as calcium and magnesium to treat a broad range of conditions from muscular strain to chronic fatigue.

Sound too good to be true? Well, for the most part, it is. IV vitamin therapy is useful in patients who are nutritionally deprived — those too sick to eat, such as those suffering from cancer. It’s also for those who want radiance skin and to prevent cancer.

The USRDA for Vitamin C is only 75 mg. That’s MILLIGRAMS. A normal healthy person can absorb and use between 4,000-15,000 milligrams per day. So the USRDA is way off on this one. 75 mg is basically what someone decided is the absolute minimum amount to keep you from getting scurvy. This is not an amount that promotes health and optimal body function.

One orange has about 150mg of Vitamin C, about 2 times more than the USRDA.

Intravenous Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful oxidant (free radical scavenger). Intravenous (IV) vitamin C is given by a drip into a vein in the arm. It is possible to give much higher doses of Vitamin C intravenously than it is by mouth, thus achieving very high levels in the bloodstream.

IV Vitamin C is an extremely safe form of treatment and very rarely has any side-effects. It is much safer than most drugs made by pharmaceutical companies.

When giving intravenously, IV vitamin C is often combined with other important nutrients such as magnesium, B vitamins, glutathione and lipoic acid.

IV vitamin is not a cure for cancer, but there is increasing evidence that IV vitamin C can play a useful role in the treatment of cancer. In the laboratory, high doses of vitamin C have been shown to kill cancer cells, but not normal healthy cells. In the high doses used in cancer patients, vitamin C is probably acting as an oxidant rather than an anti-oxidant.

Although considered by the medical community to be an unconventional treatment, IV vitamin C has been given in high doses to many thousands of people in many countries over the last forty years. Clinical experience has shown that IV vitamin C can be useful in the following situations

the treatment of chronic fatigue
the treatment of viral infections such as influenza, the common cold, glandular fever and shingles
the treatment of bacterial infections such as cellulitis (a common skin infection)
the treatment of burns and stings
for people who are feeling “run-down” because they are working long hours or doing a lot of travelling, and who would like an “energy boost”
to boost the immune system in people who are suffering from frequent infections, particularly viral upper respiratory infections
cancer

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IV drips – as mentioned aren’t a new thing. In the USA, they are administered in the following ways

IV Therapy for Fibromyalgia

People suffering with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue are believed to have impaired cellular function—particularly in the way muscle cells handle calcium and phosphate. This, in turn, stimulates painful contractions and muscle spasms. To address these problems, we prescribe a full regimen of therapies, including IV doses of B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin C, and other nutrients proven to boost energy, improve tissue repair, and relieve stress Get Additional Information on Fibromyalgia Here

 

IV Therapy for Asthma

The use of IV nutrient therapy for asthma was begun in the late 1980s, soon after the first research results were published involving the administration of magnesium through an IV for the treatment of acute asthma. Most have found that magnesium sulfate, via IV infusion, is very beneficial for the treatment of asthma. Get Additional Information on Asthma Here

 

IV Therapy for Anti-aging

Even if you eat well, your body might not be absorbing the vitamins and minerals it needs to fight the aging process. IV therapy boosts the antioxidant vitamin and mineral levels in your body much more effectively than oral supplements. You can choose from a variety of IV cocktails, each designed to help your body repair damage, prevent aging, and recover its youthful vigor. Get Additional Information on Aging & Longevity Here

 

IV Therapy for Detoxification

Nourishment  to the body is provided through high-grade nutritional supplements, herbs, and IV therapy, while therapeutic massage is given, all to calm and nourish the body while the detox is slowly taking place. Get Additional Information on Detoxification Here

 

Anti-Fungal IV

Fungus can develop and contribute to a myriad of health problems including diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities, allergies, asthma, and depression/anxiety to name a few. Anti-fungal IV drips are used to inactivate fungus and improve immune function.

 

Arthritis IV

IV nutritional therapy with an anti-inflammatory effect, helpful for arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, and degenerative disc disease. IV nutrients include USP vitamin C, discus composition, and trace minerals.

 

Brain Improvement IV

IV nutritional therapy that combines Glutathione (primary brain anti-oxidant), alpha lipoic acid, folate, and cerecomp homeopathic to improve memory, impaired concentration, depression, insomnia, and anxiety.

 

Cancer IV

Recent studies at the NIH (National Institute of Health), conducted by Harvard Medical School researcher, Mark Levin, MD have demonstrated the anti-tumor effect of high dosages of vitamin C given intravenously. This same effect does not occur with oral vitamin C.  This therapy was originally developed by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling, expanded upon by Dr. Klenner and Dr. Cathcart and, more recently, Hugh Rirodan, MD. Intravenous, high-dosage vitamin C also reduces the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation for those receiving conventional medical therapies.

 

Chelation Therapy IV

IV nutritional therapy that uses either calcium EDTA or disodium EDTA to remove heavy metals, improve blood flow, and remove artery damaging chemicals from the blood vessels. Some of the health conditions that benefit from chelation therapy include hypertension, heart disease, memory decline, autism, diabetic complications, and many others.

 

Diabetes IV

IV nutritional therapy used to improve glucose metabolism, improve neuropathy and vascular disease associated with diabetes. IV nutrients include alpha lipoic acid, folic acid, vitamin B12, thiamin, and ubichinon compositum.

 

Digestive IV

IV nutritional therapy used to promote digestive track repair associated with chronic gerd, ulcers, maldigestion and malabsorption, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. IV nutrients including mucosa compositum, ala, riboflavin, and others.

 

Dr Gallagher’s Cocktail IV

IV nutritional therapy used to increase energy, repair enzyme systems, and promote optimum nervous system function. IV nutrients include vitamin C, glutathione, glyoxal compositum, and coenzyme compositum.

 

Glutathione IV

Powerful anti-oxidant found predominately in the brain and liver. When given intravenously it improves liver and brain function. Often used for memory enhancement, dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, and liver disease.

 

Healthy Heart IV

IV nutritional therapy helpful for atherosclerosis, heart disease, and hypertension. IV nutrients include magnesium, trace minerals, cerecomp, and pyridoxine.

 

Heavy Metal Detox IV

IV nutritional therapy used to treat heavy metal exposure that may contribute to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, mental illness and other degenerative diseases. IV nutrients include calcium EDTA and vitamin C.

 

Hypertension IV

High blood pressure is often associated with mineral deficiencies and heavy metal burden. Intravenous nutritional therapy can rapidly lower blood pressure, and when used in conjunction with other lifestyle measures can reduce the risk of heart disease.

 

Immune Drips

IV nutritional therapy infusions that include high dosage, pharmaceutical grade vitamin C found to be helpful for chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, chronic infections, hepatitis, and cancer.

 

Liver Detox IV

IV nutritional therapy used for liver repair and detoxification. Contains glutathione, ALA, hepar compositum, and high dose vitamin C.

 

Migraine Headache IV

For millions of Americans, migraine headaches can be disabling, leading to countless medications that are often replete with side effects. The migraine IV “cocktail” utilizes concentrations of magnesium, riboflavin, and other key nutrients to relieve acute migraine episodes and prevent future occurrences.

 

Myer’s Cocktail

IV vitamin and mineral therapy developed in the 1970’s by John Meyer, M.D., a physician at Johns Hopkins University.  The “cocktail” is indicated for chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, muscle spasm, asthma, hives, congestive heart failure, angina (chest pain), infections, and senile dementia.

 

Plaquex Therapy

Plaquex does just what its name suggests; it reduces plaque deposits in arterial walls. But it isn’t just for people with arterial blockages. Anyone with heart disease, diabetes, arterial blockages, sexual dysfunction, high cholesterol, or lipid problems can greatly benefit from Plaquex therapy.

 

PMS/Menopause IV

IV nutritional therapy used for PMS, menopause, mood swings, irritability, insomnia, depression, cramps, etc.  IV nutrients include vitamin B complex, pyridoxine, magnesium, and cerecomp.

 

Vision IV

Deterioration of sight, including cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, is one of the most common problems associated with aging. Around age 60, the likelihood of serious ocular disorders, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy accelerates. Special “vision drips” including anti-oxidants, fatty acids, amino acids, carotenoids, minerals, and glutathione are used individually or combined with chelation to help with visual decline.

Over in USA Arizona where the trend for IV Drips are taking off comes a business called The Drip Room https://www.facebook.com/TheDripRoom

The Drip Room in Scottsdale bustles with guests lounging on comfy, oversized massage chairs and enjoying the wafting aromas of lavender and jasmine at an oxygen bar, all while watching a large-screen TV, or using iPads. The chic, social setting features Tiffany blue-colored walls, a geometric patterned accent wall, and a private back room resplendent in orange and yellow hues.

Indulging at this hip lounge on this weekend afternoon are marathon runners, hungover partiers and middle-aged women hoping to stall the aging process. But there’s one surprising detail amid the appealing spa-like ambiance –  everyone is hooked up to an IV.

The Drip Room provides I.V. (intravenous) vitamin therapy for health and wellness. Vitamin therapy is used for a variety of wellness treatments including, energy, anti-aging and weight loss. There are treatments for hang-overs as well.

V therapy can be more effective than taking supplements / nutritional vitamins orally for correcting nutrient deficiency. The intravenous methods targets nutrients directly to where they are needed – your body’s cells. This all works so well since the IV bypasses the digestive system which many times blocks the absorption of nutrients.

Therapeutic IV nutrients are given in pharmacological doses, greater than the minimal requirements of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), which allows for greater nutrient amounts to be placed into the body. Because natural nutrients via IV are easy on the body, IV administration is exceedingly safe.

IVs are more effective and just plain easier.

The retailer even offers Oxygen adminstered with Aroma Therapy ! how cool is that?

Read more about Vitamin IV drips here on:

Read about Vitamin C’s effect on cancer cells here http://www.naturalnews.com/034663_IV_vitamin_c_cancer_treatment.html

http://drhoffman.com/article/intravenous-vitamin-c-for-cancer-2/

http://acam.typepad.com/blog/2011/05/high-dose-vitamin-c-for-people-with-cancer-a-promising-adjunct-to-mainstream-cancer-treatment.html

OLAY AQUACTION

Olay, the world’s leading facial care brand, has launched AquAction – a new hydration range featuring breakthrough HydraLock technology to deliver a new standard in hydration care. While we’re all being distracted by the two hunks pictured above – let’s try to come back to the main point lol.

See our skin constantly loses moisture to its surroundings – much like a leaky bucket – even if moisture is constantly being replenished. In fact, without doing much at all, we can lose about two glasses of water a day by breathing and through evaporation from our skin – imagine how much more moisture an active woman can lose! (Also what happens if you drink less than 8 glasses? lol). Now I see why I have periods of severe dry skin. *grimaces*

While genetics is certainly a key factor in what type of skin you have, (and you know some of us did not score in the birth lottery….which all the VS models did)

Skin fatigue

P&G scientists have now discovered a second key cause of moisture loss – skin fatigue. Skin fatigue is the loss of skin energy, which leads to many unwanted changes in one’s skin, including skin losing its ability to hold on to moisture, causing the skin’s “leaky bucket” to become even more leaky.

Most hydration-focused technologies tend to focus on fixing the first issue. However, to keep skin hydrated and bouncy in the long-term, skincare products need to address not one but both causes of skin moisture loss.

For the longest time now most products tout Hylauronic acid as their miracle ingredient. However P&G has discovered an ingredient capable of outperforming hyaluronic acid, an ingredient known to fill and seal skin’s leaky bucket and seen as the current gold standard in hydration care.

Presenting WSK – the ingredient was extracted from the white jelly leaf (the white fungus we eat every so often in our cheng tings and our chinese desserts), yes this simple ingredient is renowned throughout ancient Chinese history and modern times for its beauty-enhancing properties. (Even taiwanese beauty Guru Niu Er recommends it!)

Inspired by the legendary beauty of Yang Guifei, an 8th century Chinese royal consort whose beauty was so great that it supposedly drove the emperor to distraction, Olay scientists discovered WSK by studying the white jelly leaf, which was said to feature prominently in her skincare regimen.

In their examination, scientists managed to isolate the fascinating WSK compound – which was found to outperform hyaluronic acid dramatically, weight-for-weight, when its ability to hold water was put to the test versus hyaluronic acid. This is a significant finding, because until now it was thought that hyaluronic acid was the gold standard for hydrating ingredients. 

 

Check this out:

Hylauronic acid in the cup on the left went all the way thru the sieve. And WSK retaining all the moisture it held – on the right side. Amazing no?

Most products are contented to stop here but Olay’s research has found that just filling the skin’s leaky bucket isn’t sufficient – the issue of skin fatigue needs to be addressed. Now the phenomenon of skin fatigue – decreasing energy – dictates that if this isn’t addressed, skin will not only get drier, but will become less responsive to hydrating ingredients. It is thus extremely important to re-energize skin – which is where another active ingredient, Niacinamide comes in.

Niacinamide brings the skin energy level of aged cells back to more youthful levels, so that over time, it gives skin the energy to renew itself, and make components that enable skin to hold onto its own moisture more effectively.

Proven to deliver “Pump Pump Bouncy Skin”

New Olay AquAction brings the two powerhouse ingredients of WSK and Niacinamide together in its new breakthrough HydraLock technology. Designed to effectively fight not just one, but both causes of skin dryness, new Olay AquAction delivers a new standard of hydration that is known fondly as “Pump Pump Bouncy Skin’’.

According to David Khoo, Olay’s Senior Scientist, “Pump Pump Bouncy Skin’’ is achieved when skin cells are well-hydrated and attain a full, rounded shape, giving skin a firm and elastic touch.”

“Olay AquAction represents a new standard in hydration actives – it has been designed to deliver 12-hour non-stop hydration so skin is kept hydrated for longer. When we conducted a consumer study with the product, 92% of users agreed it leaves skin feeling hydrated while 7 out of 10 users believe that the product leaves skin supple and elastic,” said Mr Khoo.

Angelababy swears by this! and I would glady testify that the sleeping mask really does its work for me. Last week just before I had my period, I was working many late nights trying to set up my a new service for my company and being one that’s really sensitive to stress and late nights. It definitely took a toil on my complexion…. so I had Olay Sleeping Mask to the rescue and just using it for 2 nights helped me alot. My skin was less tight and uncomfortable , and the light plessant smell helped me to sleep better too Lol.

The range is retailing in most places by now and is priced reasonably!

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