They say “Life isn’t about having what we want. It’s about wanting what we have”, true that, but for people who knows me, I always reach for the moon. Lately, I have been feeling that I had deviated slightly from my goals and there seems to be slow progress in the things that I do. But f* that recent setback, I am committed to getting better. Looking forward to July where I push myself beyond my comfort zone to take up Acting classes. For me, it has always been between choosing risk and striving for greatness, or risking nothing and being certain of mediocrity. What about you? Are you working for your mission in life?
(SP) Tucked in the eastern part of Singapore, I visited one of Ouni Beauty’s many Training Centres. Entering the location, there is a very simple, cosy yet spacious enough classroom for the course.
Being in the beauty industry, I am always eager to learn new technology, gain new knowledge and meet like-minded individuals, so I was very excited to be attend one of the class! I dropped by on a regular weekday to attend the last day of the class where Teacher Youmi taught the Korean Skincare course. Graduated from Ewha Womans University, Teacher Yumi is the co-founder of Ouni Korea whom has also chalked up many years of experience as a Beauty Trainer and consultant internationally. She has a gentle demeanour and seemed very easy to talk to; I was told that Teacher Youmi could converse fluently in Korean, Mandarin and English.
The knowledge taught is great if you are starting out in the beauty industry and has zero experience in the industry. Teacher Youmi was always patient with the hundred questions thrown by students and is very hands-on with the actual demonstration of the various Korean Skincare Treatments. For those who wish to learn about the Korean beauty industry trends, the course will cover the below treatments:
(1) Korean Water Shine BB Covered Treatment
If your dream is to obtain the flawless and dewy skin that Koreans have, you no longer have to travel to Korea to find out all about the Korean skincare secrets that helps you be naturally beautiful. With Ouni expanding to South East Asia, you can get to attend classes in Singapore, Taiwan, China and Korea.
(2) Korean 24K Gold Mask Treatment
This treatment is for lifting and firming purpose to help reduce the appearance of lines whilst brightening the skin.
(3) Korean MTS Facial Lift
An 8 hours class, the class starts from morning 9am till 6pm.The class that I attended had about 10-12 students, most of them young, in their twenties. For a leisurely class to enrich your beauty knowledge or learn something new; don’t miss exploring opportunities with Ouni Beauty. I heard that their company has since expanded to have more than 50 outlets and 9 academies in the Asia region, and there are more than three thousand of students whom had attended their courses.
Graduates will also receive a certificate from the HQ in Korea upon completion of the course. Besides the Skincare course, Ouni also specialize in Korean Semi-Permanent Embroidery and Korean Eyelash Extension courses if you are interested. Visit their Facebook page here for more information and sign up could be done through here.
If you are looking to turn your passion into career, I do encourage you to start by picking up a new skill and Ouni’s representative is always here to assist you should you have any enquiries. Be in touch with their specialists for them to help you today! Get in touch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), call 62094877 or whatsapp at +65 9710 6096 to be in contact with any of Ouni’s specialist.
P.S. Thanks for reading till the end, and do quote “OuniJP” for a $100 discount off the course fees! Here’s wishing all of us be prettier than ever in 2017!
Attended MicaBeauty’s Know Your Skin private event with my beautiful Cindy two weeks back, and was introduced to the varied skincare and make-up products from MicaBeauty.
A U.S. brand, MicaBeauty, it carries 100% all natural cosmetics and I was won over with the Jewels range, which is an anti-aging line with organic extracts (including gold dust, diamond dust, pearl dust and gemstone dust) to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Never too young to start equipping myself with these anti-aging tips yo!
Through the session, I learnt about Mica’s minimalist approach to skincare and that Mica is actually an ingredient that imparts a sparkly white appearance to cosmetics and personal care products. By the way, the Jewels line is both luxurious looking and highly coveted.
Here, I am holding on to the Gold Plasma Night Recovery Serum. It is a late night recovery treatment to fight signs of aging, allowing you to wake up to a more beautiful skin every day.
What amazed me that session is this Volcanic Sauna Masque that is powered by heat technology. The volcanic ash ingredient helps absorbs oil and debris trapped deep within pore, which is to my delight as I get small pimples on my face very easily! So I love anything that can deep cleanse my skin. The masque is recommended to be used with the Recovery Activating Serum, and the warm feeling generated by the serum feels so comfortable and good on the skin. It is like hot sauna for the pores! Volcanic ash is known to have many benefits which include reducing cellulite, sun damage and even wrinkles. I tried the masque on my hand that session and my hand felt so sparkly clean without the aftermath tightness that other brands of masks leave.
MicaBeauty also has a series of mineral make-up products, consisting of all-natural powders and minerals to suit all skin types. I chose a couple of their glittery eyeshadow colours (see below for the insane number of colours available!) which I am saving to use for CNY; so, do look out for reviews on my IG (@JacelynPhang) to find out how I rate the products!
MicaBeauty is located at Chinatown Point #01-13 and Vivocity #02-162, feel free to check them out if you are around the area. 🙂
Here’s wishing everyone a prosperous and beautiful year ahead in 2017! Happy New Year friends!
(SP) It’s been awhile since I last updated this space as I had been tasked for several overseas assignments by my company to conduct the Mid Brain class in different cities. This time I am back in Singapore for two weeks and I hope I can complete as many work as I would like.
Before I go for any overseas assignments, I would like to get my eyelash extension done as it saves a lot of my make up time. This is extremely important because I can sleep in a little longer and save A LOT of my time on eye make-up. All I have to do is dust some loose powder on the face and brush a little blusher on the cheeks; and I will be ready for my day!
I was invited to Lushlashh which is centrally located at 13A Bali Lane.
Stepping in, the outlet is spacious and roomy; there is also a waiting area with sofa, so whoever who is accompanying you for the session can wait comfortably too. I am super afraid of the cold, so I love that I can tuck under their comfy blanket when I am on the treatment bed while getting my lashes fixed.
Here’s a quick guide and some tips for you to note if you haven’t done eyelash extension before:
Have an idea of what you want
If not, fret not too; before the treatment, you can speak to the therapist to understand the lashes they have and pick one from their selection. I like my lashes dramatic otherwise I see no point in doing it. In my opinion, if you want something that others can barely notice, you might as well just use a mascara to achieve the same effect for yourself. But not everyone thinks the same, so Lushlashh has a variety of choices for you to pick. As for myself, I decided to go for C-curl 12mm for a natural yet WOW effect.
2.Never open your eyes during the treatment
Lushlashh specializes in strand by strand eye lash extension using products directly imported from Korea. Applying a full set of lashes takes about an hour so you get to have a shut eye while having it done. I think I fell asleep halfway haha. Do avoid opening your eyes during the application so that no glue will get into your eye!
3. Always check the eyelash extension results
When it is done, always check the mirror to see if you are happy with the results. There were some strands that were wrongly glued to my lower lash line, I told the therapist and within the next 5 mins, I have the perfect lashes I have been looking for! At Lushlashh, you can be sure you get to be happy with how the lashes look before you leave the place.
4.Avoid oil-based make up remover for a lasting results
For a lasting result, avoid using oil based products or makeup remover around the eye area. They could weaken the adhesive glue and cause lashes to fall off.
My overall experience with Lushlashh was good. They were thoughtful to use an eye mask for the eye instead of using painful sticky eye tape for bottom lashes. I like that the eye mask could help to rejuvenate and brighten my dark eye circles while I had my extension done. Most importantly, I like the outcome of the extensions! The lashes were feathery and light, I didn’t feel that there was anything that was weighing down or making my eyes uncomfortable.
Thank you Lushlashh for keeping my lashes fluttery and ready for any work trips!
To book an appointment, contact +65 85685268.
Their operating hours are: Mon – Fri: 1030-1930 (last appointment), Sat 1100-1730 (last appointment).
“A picture says a thousand words; blog shops provide a platform to list all their items at one glance. Pictorial representation works so much better as it comes along with styling tips; and here’s my a list of my favourite blog shops.” – MFP Blogger Jacelyn Phang
Log-in to My Fat Pocket to read the below article by yours truly.
They are many people who ask me what I do for a living, and I thought I could give a brief answer today. Other than managing Le Queenz, I have been busy with a new educational project for kids (and I get overseas engagements to teach!). At the same time, I am also a model under The Nu Management, I blog with MyFatPocket as a Guest Blogger and I sometimes act too. This year, I am also happy to announce that I am one of the finalists for Miss Singapore International and Miss Singapore Supranational 2016, and training has already started! With only 24 hours in a day, one day job is enough to kill most of us, and I would love to act-yi-ge and said juggling these multiple roles is easy, but it is definitely NOT! What’s keeping me sane is the passion I have for the industry; and I thoroughly enjoy and love what I do, so there’s no reasons for complains 🙂
For friends, if you haven’t been able to meet me or I had been always cancelling on you, I could only say I am really sorry, I barely have any time to sleep, not to mention having time for other social activities. There are many days I don’t have time for pampering manicure sessions too, so a thoughtful friend had sent me two bottles of magic for me to try!
As much as I can, I would prefer to have immaculate nails; for having flawles nails can help you look instantly more groomed and polished. And these are the ones I have gotten.
Little Ondine polishes are made of natural ingredients, so you can feel better about how you are treating your nails. They are composed of natural resin, organic colourants, water and the best minerals to give a glossy finish. It is also odour free unlike other polishes, so you can apply your polish anywhere and everywhere!
What I like about it:
It fits my busy schedule because of the QUICK DRY properties. For days where you find that your manicured nail colours has came off , you can apply two layers of Little Ondine and be ready to leave in TWO minutes! It dries so fast it amazes me too. No wonder this polish is immensely popular for fashion runway shows.
Easy peel off. That means you can change your nail colours to fit your dressing styles with ease. Your dream of changing nail colors for different occasions is now made possible.
So MANY colours to choose from. I had a hard time deciding what colours to get.
For the silver glittery polish that I had chosen, it is of thick consistency, so unlike other brands that is more ‘watery’ (has more transparent colour rather than the silver glitters), you would only need about two layers to have a good shimmer finish for your nails.
What I didn’t like about it:
Because it is easy peel off, it means the colours don’t stay as long as normal polishes. In day two after application, a couple of the polish colours had come off.
In my opinion, Little Ondine polishes are definitely life savers for time-tight individuals (even though the nail colours come off easily), I could touch up effortlessly because of the quick dry and no-odour properties. Overall, I would recommend it for usage when you want pretty nails in an instant! Suitable for application where you need to attend events in a last minute notice and/or for fashion shows models.
P.S. Quote EasyPeelOff10 to enjoy 10% discount for orders above $30. And you can get the polishes here. Have fun shopping! <3
Visited The Local People Art Flea to support local designers and entrepreneurs last Friday and was pleasantly surprised by the huge turnout for the event! Tanjong Pagar Railway track was massively packed from the entrance and I could barely moved from stalls to stalls inside.
As someone who has always been interested in entrepreneurial activities, I am really happy to see Singaporeans supporting local businesses. I considered myself extremely blessed to have been able to be on the prestigious NUS Overseas College (NOC) program where I had the opportunity to study in Fudan University and interned in a start up company of my choice in Shanghai for a year. The overseas and internship experience in a start-up was enriching and life-changing. It changed my perspective of life, and I am so glad I get to live my entrepreneurial dreams now that I am managing Le Queenz too! #supportlocal
Anyway, the flea had many handmade items and if you would like unique accessories, quirky items and indie products, you will definitely love the flea! More importantly, you will also get to support local entrepreneurs with dreams together with the courage to pursue their dreams 🙂 To find out more about the local people’s upcoming flea, follow them on @thelocalpeoplesg on IG or follow their Facebook account here. (P.S. I do not get paid for saying these and this is not a sponsored advertisement)
Outfit of the day is my first denim overalls from PurPur that is so casual and chic. For the month of March, they are also having a 10% storewide discount + additional 10% off if you purchase a minimum of 2 pieces; so shop away!
Dressed in a full outfit from Pur Pur, featuring a blue floral frills tube top and a D-ring white skorts. I like that the outfit is feminine and chic at the same time, it is perfect for everyday wear and even to casual dinner dates. The versatile top can be worn two ways, either as a tube top or an off-shoulder top depending on how you like it. Either way, it’s perfect for our tropical climate and you can show off your collarbone at the same time (think fun and sexy!). The skorts is both girly and convenient for you when running errands; there’s going to be zero worry about up-skirt situations.
Follow me on Instagram (@jacelynphang) to see more outfit inspirations. Meanwhile, have fun shopping; there’s no reason not to happy when you could be shopping 🙂
Shop at any of Purpur store here or follow Purpur Instagram (@purpursg) / Facebook here to be updated of new fashion inspiration.
For friends who know me, you would have known I’m a HUGE fan of Love Bonito! You can expect to find classic, simple and value-for-money designs suitable for daily/work wear. The best part is you can do a fuss free of exchange of clothes if the size doesn’t fit!
P.S. they also have very consistent sizing, so you don’t have to worry about fitting in different sizes for every piece. (i.e. if you a size S for dress A, you can be sure to fit in size S for dress B, C, D, E…)
My recent favorite has got to be Oh Vola! They have modern and inexpensive designs suitable for work or for casual wear. Not forgetting that their customer service team is super efficient, nice and helpful! I bought a lace skirt with a slight defect from their retail store, emailed them, no further questions were asked and I was allowed for an exchange the next day!
For casual pieces and cute phone cases, I love MFW Store! It is more suitable for youngsters looking for fun, flirty and playful designs.
City Plaza @ Paya Lebar
The wholesale center at Paya Lebar is where most blogshops get their supply of clothes! Take time to comb through the shops, you’ll definitely not be disappointed with the number of items you can get. The down side however is that there’s usually no price tags along with the clothes; so I do find it troublesome to ask for prices sometimes. Go with a couple of friends because there’s room for discounts when you get a few pieces!
P.S. bring along more CASH with you because most shops don’t transact with NETS or cards.
Carousell – @bernicelove and @iluvfashionclothings
For second hand good deals, I frequently visit these sellers as they have really nice items on sale. Their items are well maintained, as good as new and most importantly a fraction of the usual price!
P.S. If you fancy the blue lace dress featured in the featured image, it is from Fashmob. Dress material is slightly thin, but the colour stands out in photos & I have gotten SO MANY compliments in it.