12 Tough Truths that you need to know

Stumbled into this well-written post which served as a good reminder that everything is as it should be and life really couldn’t get any better than this 🙂

12 Tough Truths that Help You Grow

As Bruce Lee once said, “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” I am proud to be a rebel, someone who fights for her dreams, rights and visions every single day of my life.

With love, Jacelyn

 

Jacelyn X Little Ondine

Hey there,

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.

Jacelyn X Little Ondine Nail Polish

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!

Jacelyn Phang X Little Ondine Sg

What I like about it:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. So MANY colours to choose from. I had a hard time deciding what colours to get.
  4. 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:

  1. 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.

Jacelyn X Little Ondine

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

With love, Jacelyn

Jacelyn X Halley Medical Aesthetics: Filler Process and Results

Our eyes are the window to our souls; it is often the first feature that catches another person’s attention when meeting someone new. Our pair of eyes can scarily also tell many things, whether it is your age, emotion or health. As beautiful as our Caldecott queen Zoe Tay is, it is hard not to spot her fine lines around her eye area on High Definition television now. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Zoe Tay and I love that she advocates aging gracefully, yet wrinkles are sometimes still a little bit distracting for me. These fine lines scream AGE.

Jacelyn X Before
Jacelyn X photo of me before the procedure

My issue is not so much for the wrinkles YET, but for the longest time, I had been battling with sunken eyes and dark under eye circles due to poor blood circulation around my eyes area. Eye bags could be caused by a variety of different reasons, including diet (high salt intake), lifestyle (late nights), stress, dehydration and genetics. As we age, the eyes are usually the first area to show signs of aging and fatigue since the skin around the eyes is the thinnest. Correcting this problem is what I have always wanted; read here to see part one of the story “Jacelyn X Halley Medical Aesthetics: Consultation on my 1st EVER filler”; and in this second blogpost, I’ll be sharing more on the Filler Process and Results.

Expert opinion from Dr Terence Tan

For my situation, I knew I don’t want to correct the loss of volume around my eye area with a surgery; I was looking for something that has the wow factor, which is quick and easy with NO DOWNTIME.

Dr Terence Tan X Halley
Consultation with Dr Terence Tan

For a non-surgical approach, Dr Terence Tan from Halley Medical Aesthetics suggested Restylane Perlane and Restylane Vital, a kind of hyaluronic acid base filler, for my treatment. The filler can help to fill up indentation, improve tear troughs, and remedy imperfections under the eyes. When Restylane is injected, it helps to make the eyes appear better-rested and fuller.

Products used (Restylane Perlane, Restylane Vital and Magic Needle)
Products used (Restylane Perlane, Restylane Vital and Magic Needle)

Restylane is a biocompatible and biodegradable product, which means that it is not harmful to the body and is broken down and removed from the body naturally. In other words, it is SAFE to be injected into human body. Together with the use of this “Magic Needle”, this procedure is recommended by Dr Tan as one of the most effective ways to reduce under eye bags with no down time.

The Process

The procedure only took 10 minutes, it was nothing nerve wrecking or scary mainly because Dr Tan would always take time to explain each step of the procedure to me. I rested on a comfy big chair with a comfy towel covering my legs, and was surprised by how minimal the pain was.

Dr Tan applying cooling numbing cream on my face
Dr Tan applying cooling numbing cream on my face

A cooling numbing cream was first applied on my eye area followed by the application of an ice pack. When Dr Tan started the procedure, I didn’t even feel the needle poking underneath my skin, I was still smiling to the camera, because I didn’t feel any pain at all. To be honest, my tolerance of pain is rather low, you would most probably hear me screaming from the top of lungs even if I accidentally hit onto anything (whether it is the edge of the table or the corner of a chair). Yet, with Dr Tan’s careful and intricate application, the process was NEARLY pain-free.

Before the application of Fillers
Before the application of Fillers

Dr Tan used the “sandwich technique” which involved injecting the Restylane Perlane, which is a firmer filler below for lift first before injecting Restylane Vital, which is a softer filler to smooth out the fine wrinkles. This resulted in a more natural look.

Dr Tan starting the procedure and injecting the fillers

Dr Tan starting the procedure and injecting the fillers

The Results

As the eye area is generally more sensitive, I was expecting bruises, swelling, or redness; but I got NONE of these at all.

 

Before and After comparison (Frontal View)
Before and After comparison (Frontal View)
Before and After comparison (Side View)
Before and After comparison (Side View)

I absolutely saw a difference in my eyes and with the new enhanced volume; you can see that my skin around the eye area is revitalized INSTANTLY. The “hollowness” under the eyes disappeared and there is also a notable enhanced cheek area.

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I was smiling ear to ear in this photo which was taken immediately after my filler procedure because I am SO pleased with the results.

1) There was no surgical scarring for such non-invasive treatment

2) There was no overnight hospital stay and I could get on with my normal daily routine right away!

3) This means no time off work and NO DOWNTIME!

4) This would also mean that I would use less time on my make up routine to cover my eye bags (which always seem to look unnatural anyway).

Final Words

In my opinion, for whatever procedure that you are keen to do, it is very important that you do it with a highly experienced and trustworthy doctor. Even though fillers seem like a simple and low risk injection, it really requires the right skills to target the proper depth and anatomical safety boundaries to get excellent results.

Feeling comfortable and re-assured that I am in good hands at Halley Medical Aesthetics
Feeling comfortable and re-assured that I am in good hands at Halley Medical Aesthetics

My personal reason for liking Dr Tan has got to be his professionalism. I actually turned up at Halley Medical Aesthetics for my fillers appointment one day before my Miss Singapore International 2016 auditions. However, upon knowing this information, Dr Tan rejected and refused to do the filler injection on that visit. Side effects as mentioned include swelling, bruising and redness; and Dr Tan would rather not have me take the 5% probability of bruise factor which might affect my performance for my audition the next day. He chose to do the right thing instead of proceeding with the procedure.

Me enjoying every minute of the procedure (No fear at all!)
Me enjoying every minute of the procedure (No fear at all!)

Unlike other doctors who do not give personal touch, I find it comfortable with Dr Tan because he would always try to understand the requirements of his patients better before suggesting any procedures. Knowing that I am very conservative when it comes to appearance enhancing procedures, he did a great job educating me about the information of fillers, its risks, its effects, and addressed every fear I had about it.

All in all, no matter how far you would go for your pursuit of beauty, always be safe; and I know I am in safe hands with Halley Medical Aesthetics.

For those who are interested in the cost of the products used for me, it is as below:
– 1 syringe of Restylane Perlane $780
– 1 syringe of Restylane Vital $650

For more information, book for a thorough consultation with Dr Tan and their contact information can be found below.

Halley Medical Aesthetics is located at: 

248 River Valley Road #01-01 Singapore 238302.

Telephone: 6737 8233 // Fax: 6737 8232

Website: www.halley.com.sg

Facebook: www.facebook.com/halleymedicalaesthetics

Instagram: www.instagram.com/halleymedicalaesthetics

Blog: www.halleymedicalaesthetics.wordpress.com

With lots of love, Jacelyn

Jacelyn X Halley Medical Aesthetics: Consultation for My 1st EVER filler

Jacelyn Phang

On a scale of 1-10, how happy are you with your looks? If given the chance to change your look, what would you change?

I asked this question repeatedly to myself and frankly I would give my appearance a 9. I embrace my multiple eyelids, weird dimples on my cheeks, gummy smile and bugs bunny protruding front teeth readily. Yet, there’s this thing about my dark eye circles that I always feel could do with a little bit of improvement.

Jacelyn Battling with dark circles

With a bit of asthmatic condition, I have been battling poor circulation issues at the under eye area for the longest time. No matter how much eye creams I have applied, this problem has been persistent. Since there are no pills or effective creams in combating dark under-eye circles, I had almost given up hope until I met Dr Terence Tan from Halley Medical Aesthetics.

Jacelyn X Dr Tan

A few weeks ago, I was very privileged to consult with Dr Tan, a medical expert who has had close to 20 years of medical experience.

I’m a medical aesthetic virgin so imagine my gear for ANY treatments at all. Except for having my braces done, I have never done any invasive or non-invasive procedures to enhance my look, so imagine my fear for any treatments at all. I went to the consultation with a lot of curiosity and a slight apprehension.

Dr Terance Tan X Jacelyn Consultation

Throughout the meeting, Dr Tan was quick to ease my fear as he first understands my concerns before giving me solutions on resolving them. In a very patient manner, Dr Tan shared with me about his knowledge and I learnt so much about dermal fillers to help resolve my under eye circles concerns in just one consultation.

Dr Terance Tan analysis for Jacelyn

For my scenario, the hollowness of under the eyes is something that no concealer can fully hide, and this is where dermal fillers can come into play because they are injectibles that act like inflatable cushions to support the sunken in facial structure. Dermal fillers will be injected into the tear troughs to help plump up and camouflage the dark eye circles.

The most widely used type of dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid fillers because they deliver immediate results while adding instant moisture to the skin. For my eye area, Dr Tan suggested Restylane Perlane and Restylane SkinBoosters which are specific formulation of non-animal sourced hyaluronic acid. I did a quick google check and was pleased to find out that Restylane was the first stabilized hyaluronic acid filler in the market and is reportedly being used in over 11 million treatments worldwide. Knowing that definitely gave me more re-assurance and comfort.

Jacelyn X Filler from Halley Medical Aesthetic

Magic Needle

The above is the magic needle that Dr Terence Tan will use. It is FDA approved and known to reduce pain, recovery time and permit a better application.

Overall, Halley Medical Aesthetics really made me feel at home. Dr Tan wow-ed me with his professionalism, dedication and expertise in this field. I am also so happy to finally find a solution to:

  1. Solve my dark eye circles without going under the knife
  2. Have NO downtime
  3. Have a sculpted face with more definition!

I am excited to share more about the process, so check back at this space to compare the before and after results!

Halley Medical Aesthetics is located at:

248 River Valley Road #01-01 Singapore 238302.

Telephone: 6737 8233 // Fax: 6737 8232

Email: www.facebook.com/halleymedicalaesthetics

Instagram: www.instagram.com/halleymedicalaesthetics

Blog: www.halleymedicalaesthetics.wordpress.com

With love,

Jacelyn

The Local People Sg Art Market

Jacelyn Phang X Art Flea 2016

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.

The Local People Sg Art Flea

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

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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)

Jacelyn Phang X Tanjong Pagar Railway

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!

With love, Jace

 

ilight marina bay 2016

ilight festival 2016 X Jacely Phang Jing Qi

ilight marina bay is Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival; happening from 4 -27 March (admission is completely free), you can expect to see kaleidoscopic display of light installations and be serenaded by live music performances along marina bay.

ilight festival 2016

This is the forth edition of the light art festival, but my very first visit. I started my walk from Marina Bay Sands, and am pleasantly surprised by the number of people I see at the pop up stalls of Pasar Bella and how happening the area is! You can expect to see flea market vendors at the Marina Waterfront Bazaar, musical acts at the festival stage and Uncle Ringo’s carnival games! There’s basically something to see and play for people of all ages to enjoy.

Jacelyn Phang Angel i light

For a person who loves taking photo, there are a couple of places for you to grab images. and this is my favorite photo of the night!

Jacelyn Phang Haagen Dazs Ice Cream i light

I had a lot of fun looking at the different installations while keeping my tummy happy by getting food options from pop-up store of Haagen Dazs and food truck like Old Chang Kee. P.S. this is usually how I look because I love stuffing my face silly with food!

Jacelyn phang X i light festival

Lastly, I really like that the participating artists make use of recyclable materials and adopted energy-efficient lighting technology for some of their installations. As Leonardo DiCarprio said, “Let’s not take this planet for granted”, so let us collectively actively promote and remind each other to practice an environmentally responsible behavior for a sustainable future.

Do visit the festival if you are around the area!

With love, Jace

Flirty Friday with Pur Pur

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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.

P.S. Photo Credit: Thomas Edison

With love, Jace

Review: Necklift at Dermis Cosmeceutical

A stone throw away from Kallang MRT (5 – 10 minutes walk), Dermis Cosmeceutical is convenient for those who stay in the east side. A small and cozy place, I am greeted by Loreen when I went down to the outlet who nicely introduced the service and the equipment about my treatment to me.

Frankly I was a bit shocked when my therapist, Jane, said she noticed that there were horizontal lines on my neck and suggested I try the DEEP RF neck lift treatment. At my age, it should be pretty unusual that I have such lines and the appointment became a timely reminder to start taking care of my skincare needs of my neck too! P.S. You could see the visible lines on my neck in the photo below.

Jacelyn Neck Line

REVIEW OF THE TREATMENT

A skin rejuvenation and skin tightening treatment, the whole session was using a hand piece to go around your body part of your choice (i.e. from neck, arms, tummy, thigh), it’s a warm sensation that you feel throughout the treatment. There were points where I felt that the warm sensation gets a bit unbearable (the treatment is most effective at around 39 degrees and it gets quite hot for me when it is close to that temperature) but Jane was always checking on me to make sure everything is okay, and she will adjust it accordingly to your comfort level. For the neck treatment, you can also expect that there is some pressure from the handheld equipment presses against your throat. Pain level I would rate it a low 3 out of 10, where 10 is the most painful.

Jacelyn X Neck Treatment Review

Jane first did left side of my neck for me, and it was pretty amazing that I could see the tightening and uplifting effects almost immediately. This treatment helped contour the unfavorable fatty areas seen around my neck area, and I could see that the neck muscles on the left side starts tightening and eliminating my existing neck bands. I left the salon with a youthful and tighter neck contour that amazes myself too.

With FDA clearance, this Endymed Plus equipment and treatment is totally safe and induces minimal pain. For the instant results, I would have loved to try for the other areas like thighs, tummy and arms next time too.

Jacelyn X Dermis

For friends who have neckbands and necklines, no words from me would be as effective as meeting Jane in person. For her age, she has no necklines at all!! Making her the greatest testimony on how effective the treatment can be when done consistently. P.S. the photo above was taken days after the treatment and lines could hardly be seen.

To check out Dermis Cosmeceutical, you can look them up on Facebook here or reach them at 6846 1105.

Thanks for reading!

With love, Jace.

Hey 2016

The start of the year has been nothing but grey and sadness for me. For everyone who’s slightly close to me, they would have known how much I love my baby maltese (Mickey). Unfortunately, he has passed on just before Chinese New Year and that is why I haven’t been active here.

Do forgive me for the late of updates, but read my recent articles for My Fat Pocket below instead (Remember to click “sign in via Facebook” in order for you to read the articles 🙂 )

10 Life ‘Skills’ to Master by 26

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My ideal Valentine’s Celebration

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Here’s wishing that the rest of the year would be better for me and for you. Will be back on my feet very soon!

P.S. Featured image taken by Thomas Edison photographer. Check out his works on FB.

With love, Jace.