For every grooming talk I give, I can’t emphasize enough that make-up is to enhance your features and to hide your flaws, don’t over-do it. Almost no one recognize that this is me =.= Remember to embrace your beauty girls! You are more beautiful than you think you are.
(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).
I had taken a break from blogging as I was busy for the competition of Miss Singapore International (MSI) 2016 which happened just awhile ago. Prior to the competition, I was so busy juggling work and the trainings; I had so many breakouts multiple times a week (the thick makeup I have to wear made my skin so much worse too :(). On a usual basis, I battle with small pimples on my forehead, but this year, (to my horror!), I’ve started having a few big pimples on my cheek and chin area together with some stubborn red marks from old breakouts.
For awhile, I relied on over-the-counter products but quickly I realized they don’t treat the root problem of acne, and they take very long to decrease inflammation. Dryness of the skin usually comes with it too.
That is when I decided I needed to sought professional help and here I am back with trusty Dr Terence Tan from Halley Medical Aesthetics.
Why I like visiting Halley Medical Aesthetics:
For customized solutions that address my specific skin concern. This visit, Dr Tan professionally designed a “off the menu” laser treatment specially for me.
There are no downtime solutions for me! I can get treated and go up and about for my daily schedule right after the treatment.
After a comprehensive consultation, Dr Terence Tan customised a no downtime laser treatment combining two different lasers to address my acne concerns and improve my skin texture. The first was a long pulsed laser treatment to treat acne by clearing and rejuvenating pores. The second was a Q-switched laser to minimise pigmentation. The treatments came in timely as I was just one week to the finals of MSI competition and I want nothing but perfect skin for the big day.
For any treatments to be effective, the first step has got to be thorough cleansing. Halley Medical Aesthetic has an experienced and professional team that always make me feel at ease when they work their magic. I was comfortably lying down on their reclining treatment chair, while Dr Tan’s assistant helped with the removal of my existing makeup. The facial cleanser they use removes impurities on the surface skin and helps prepare my skin for the treatment thereafter.
The red spots on my face are actually acne marks that have been there for a long time. As a perfectionist and someone who is in the beauty industry, I am emotionally disturbed every night by the presence of such unsightly scars. I am sure many of you will know what I mean because these tiny scars take what seems like FOREVER to lighten or even disappear.
The first part of the laser treatment is the long pulsed laser prescribed for me by Dr Tan because it can accurately focus on small spots with very high energy. The aim is to target the specific problematic spot without harming the surrounding tissue. The whole process was almost painless (discomfort level is 1 out of 10 with 10 as most uncomfortable), and the whole procedure was so relaxing, I hardly felt any discomfort or pain. Along with the laser therapy, Dr Tan used another hand piece that provided a constant stream of cooling air to cool and provide comfort on my face. So imagine an intense cool stream of air like air con being blown on your face during the entire therapy, the feeling was so SHIOK (sorry for the lack of a better word!)!
Dr Tan’s professionalism always wow me every visit as the process is usually very quick, fuss-free and delivers results. He chats with me during the process to make me feel very relax.
The second treatment is the Q-switched laser, it is made of extremely short pulse duration and it targets very small pigment cells and particles. Comparing the two lasers, this second one has an tapping effect that could be felt. You could feel short pulses of energy being directed on to your face. Discomfort is only a low 3 out of 10, where 10 is the most uncomfortable. The process was quick; it took only around 5-10 minutes to cover the whole surface area of the face. The two laser treatments combined makes it perfect for a lunch time rejuvenation or an express acne recovery treatment when you need it.
What I love about this treatment? There is no redness, bruising, blistering and pain AT ALL. Throughout the process, I could almost fall asleep. Also, I am so impressed that Dr Tan is so meticulous! He wouldn’t miss any spots; I have some acne scars below the area where the goggle was covering and Dr Tan would lift the goggle up to make sure he covered every single spot.
For the two laser treatments, there are no needles or anaesthesia involved. It took only 20-30 minutes for the whole face. Anyone of any age who suffers from acne, acne scars or enlarged pores are recommended for this procedure. The laser treatment stimulates deep collagen production to improve the scars from within. As mentioned by Dr Tan, laser treatments improve the skin, but it will take a few sessions, hence, expectations need to be managed when undertaking this treatment to clear or remove your acne concerns.
In summary, this procedure is safe, has no side effects and no downtime. After only one treatment, I could visibly feel that my skin is brighter and smoother. The cost for each individual treatment is at $370 each. For optimal results, minimise exposure to the sun right after treatment and repeated visits are recommended!
Here’s a photo of me taken right after the treatment, and you can see that my face is practically glowing even without makeup. I was ready to go for my next appointments for the day too!
On a side note, here’s presenting to you the First Runner-Up and subsidiary award title Miss Elegance from Miss Singapore International 2016. A big thank you to Halley Medical Aesthetic for taking care of my skin needs for me to look perfectly flawless before the audition (when I did my fillers) and attentively taking care of my acne scar marks just 16 days before my finals.
I always feel the best doctors are those who care about your concerns and find the most suitable solution for you. Thank you Dr Tan for making me feel at home whenever I am at Halley Medical Aesthetics! For my readers, if you had been plagued with any skin issues, be empowered to improve things and learn ways to achieve the perfect skin you have always desire too!
“Singapore is a melting pot of culture and diversity, so what better way to experience our multi-cultural nation than through our food? Here’s a list of my favourite go-to places for some yummilicious food for yourself or any of your guest.”
“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
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
As the eye area is generally more sensitive, I was expecting bruises, swelling, or redness; but I got NONE of these at all.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Solve my dark eye circles without going under the knife
Have NO downtime
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!