Relax Ready With OSIM uJolly today!

After a long day at work, how would you choose to relax? For me, I turn to OSIM uJolly for a relaxing massage session.

Portability and Flexibility

A new generation full back massager, what I love is its flexibility! Any chair can now be a massage chair. It is portable, versatile and can conveniently fit onto most chairs, sofas, loungers and beds to provide one-stop relief for neck, shoulders & back wherever you are.

You can use them in the bedroom;

living room;

study room.

Space-saving

Space-saving is so important to me because in the past I used to procrastinate about getting a back massager as space could be limited back home. However with the portability OSIM uJolly offers, I can even keep it in the cupboard when I wish to make space. It is so lightweight, even I could carry it upstairs and downstairs myself. You could even fit it in the car so you never need to worry about moving house. This is essential because I am looking to relocate pretty soon.

Hi-Tech

OSIM uJolly’s innovative V-Grip Massage Technology is unparalleled. It comes with 2 massage techniques – Shoulder Grip & Lumbar Press delivers a targeted massage for deep tissue relief by loosening stiff & aching muscles.

Affordable pricing

Oh wait, do you know it is affordable too? Only $449 (U.P. $499) or $38 per month with instalment plan! Certainly budget-friendly for the young working adults and new couples. If you are looking for a full massage you might wish to combine it with a leg massager like their newly launched OSIM uStiletto. You may wish to check out my review HERE.

Modern Designed

Being someone who’s very much into fashion, I am in love with the  design. I chose OSIM uJolly in the colour, Merry Red but it also comes in Happy Yellow! This is one modern design for any modern home.

Ideal Gift

Affordable,  portable and beneficial to the health, OSIM uJolly makes the best gift for your loved ones (family, friends and colleagues). Is your partner’s birthday coming up? This would be the ultimate gift for him/her. I gifted my parents with OSIM uJolly because I feel they need it more than I do and I could kill two birds with one stone, as I can even use it too! This would also make the perfect Christmas gift as well!

Being a very reliable brand, OSIM has always been my number 1 choice for gifts. I literally grew up with OSIM as my family has purchased 2 generations of the OSIM massage chairs.

I highly recommend a weekly massage if possible. It is never too late to start taking care of your health. Health is gold and regular massages would aid in blood circulation hence improving our overall health. Massage is well received by all ages whether you are young or old. If you are like me, facing daily stress from work and sitting long hours at the office, you can look forward to relaxing on the uJolly after a long day at work since we won’t always have the time to head to the spa or massage parlour. I always believe in self love as it can make you feel better overall as a person and it is always better to pamper yourself daily.

You can even share with your boyfriend/husband and family like I did.

Great news for you all!

From now till 31st Dec 2017, enjoy $70 off OSIM uJolly at $429 (UP $499) or $36 per month (based on 12 months instalment) when you pay with DBS/POSB credit, debit or NETS card at any OSIM Outlets today!

Available at all OSIM Stores, Roadshows or Online Webshop at www.OSIM.com

OSIM Webshop Exclusive: In addition, for a limited time only, quote my name “sydney” and get $70 off uJolly PLUS receive FREE Delivery and receive a pair of FREE Beauty Socks when you purchase an OSIM uJolly during checkout on www.OSIM.com ! Start taking care of your health today before its too late.

For more information, do check out their Facebook, or product page!

#OSIM #uJolly #OSIMuJolly

 

IUIGA – A Lifestyle Brand That Celebrates Quality Living

Moving forward to the next chapter in life soon, I am always on the lookout for quality lifestyle products that I can incorporate in my home, or when travel. I used to shop at brick and mortar shops but the thing is, you will need to bring them back home which can be a hassle when you don’t have much space in the car or even take public transport. Everything changed when I chanced upon IUIGA!

IUIGA is a lifestyle brand that celebrates quality living. They aim to deliver quality products without traditional mark-ups. Why pay so much for quality? In traditional retail, a product is marked up 8 to 15 times by the time it reaches you. The product goes through a long process of at least 10 to 20 layers from manufacturers to distribution and finally to the end consumer. The IUIGA team scoured the world to find the best raw materials and manufacturers to offer a wide range of well-designed, functional everyday items at absolutely transparent prices.

The vision is to reveal the true cost of quality and make quality universally accessible so that you can create a better everyday life at home.

You can find out more about us from our app on the Apple app store and Android play store. We have just recently soft launched our website as well https://www.iuiga.com/

 

What I got off the website with just $300 was 2 luggages, one cabin size and another for check in. I also got a sock organiser because I have a silly habit of losing them. The luggages are made from the same manufacturer as Samsonite so you can rest assured on the quality. The sock organiser is so affordable and is the best thing I got off the site I believe because now my helper doesn’t have a problem with finding space to place my socks and there’s no excuses for me not to find them too!

The luggages are really very affordable. I have a thing for luggages because I travel very often and sometimes on budget airlines, you notice your luggages damaging more often than ever because the service crew just throw your luggage. These luggages are so hardy and affordable yet pretty. I feel so good purchasing them. Check out the luggages I got! Go check them out at their website now.

 

 

Win Yourself An Unforgettable Supercar Experience with Motorway!

Its not everyday I get to take a pic with a super car! Credits: @http://www.smithankyou.com

It was a dream come true last weekend. It’s not everyday I get a supercar experience. All thanks to Motorway Car Rentals, that was made possible. Wish to win a supercar experience of your own? Make sure you read till the end of this post to know how!

Hosting one of the largest fleet of pre-owned and rental fleets in Singapore completed by in-house maintenance and workshop facilities as well as motor insurance and financial services, Motorway Group stands as one of Singapore’s leading companies in the automotive car industry. Check out the cars they have for sale and rental below:

They not only do rental of cars, they also sell and do trade-ins.

If you are looking for limousine and chauffer driven services, you know where to go.

 

This Rolls Royce is meant for chauffeured drives. Look at how the door extends out.

They also have vintage cars under their fleet too!

Not only do you get a ride in a supercar, you get to have your pictures taken too! Credits: @http://www.smithankyou.com

To join in the hype of Formula One, Motorway’s McLaren MP4-12C Spider and Ferrari California will be zooming around Singapore to spread the F1 fever to everyone! The Motorway F1 Team will be passing by various districts and iconic places.

8th September (Friday) – CBD Area, 11am to 5pm

  • Outram Park area
  • Tanjong Pagar area
  • Marina Boulevard area
  • River Valley area
  • Duxton area
  • Tiong Bahru area

9th September (Saturday) – Town Area, 1pm to 4pm

  • Raffles Place area
  • Clarke Quay area
  • Dhoby Ghaut area
  • Bukit Timah area
  • Suntec area
  • City Hall area
  • Novena area
  • Orchard area
  • Bugis area
  • Marina Bay area
  • Chinatown area
  • Holland Village area

Simply follow the steps below and one lucky winner will get to experience an unforgettable chauffeur-driven service in a Supercar, along with $100 luxe rental voucher.

  1. Follow @MotorwayLuxe to get live update of where the car is,
  2. Spot and snap a picture of the McLaren MP4-12C Spider or Ferrari California with Motorway Decal
  3. Upload on Instagram, and do tag – @ssydneyho @motorwayluxe when posting your entry
  4. Hashtag #MotorwayLuxe E.G. SPOTTED THE RED FERRARI!! I WANNA WIN THIS! @ssydneyho @motorwayluxe
  5. (optional) Upload on Facebook and tag “Motorway Car Rentals” for higher chance of winning. Winner will be announced via Motorway Car Rentals Facebook Page on 18th Sep.
credits: www.smiththankyou.com

 

Besides the giveaway, you might want to check out the promotions below. You can sign up via this link: https://goo.gl/tmpd2d to get the promotional price listed.

  1. Chauffeur-driven service at $250 (UP. $488) during the period from 8th to 24th September 2017
    • One-way trip from Motorway Building to any destination within 8 km radius
    • Any additional mileage will be chargeable at $30/km

 

  1. Self-drive of Supercar at $288 (UP. $568) during the period from 8th to 24th September 2017
    • Pick any location that is within 8 km radius from Motorway Building
    • Any additional mileage will be chargeable at $50/km 

      This promotion is only valid during the date stated! They don’t usually have it on the price list, so grab this chance to fulfil your Supercar dream! PS Girls, you can get it for your boyfriend too!

      AND THAT’S NOT ALL. Motorway Car Rentals are giving 10% discount on rental! Remember to Quote “SYDNEY10” upon reservation to enjoy the offer (Valid until 30th November 2017)!

 

5D4N Taiwan Itinerary

Recently went over to Taiwan and visited the two main cities – Taipei and Taichung. They were beautiful and really interesting. I had so much fun there! I will be introducing you to some of the hot spots great for taking photos and food. To make it easier for you guys, I have split up my itinerary to Taipei and Taichung.

TAIPEI

Ximending

I like the street cafes and cool vibe I get here. There are many youngsters and hippies surrounding the area. You also get a fantastic night life over here when you are bored at night and do not wish to hit the overrated night markets or clubs.

I actually caught a movie here too because I had many days to spend in Taipei. Expect Cinemas, cute shops and interesting local delicacies and snacks here.

Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

If you are up for some history, here’s the place to go. I like the majestic structure of the building. As the building is white, you can lots of photos here. 

 

Shifen Old Street and Jiufen

I like railway stations because they remind me of Japan. I like how rustic this place is. I even got a lantern when I was here. The lantern is something everyone does when they visit Taiwan.

TAICHUNG

Strawberry Picking

I really love strawberries so when I heard there’s strawberries to pick, I was super excited. This was actually along the way while heading to Qing Jing. I had so much fun and this was one of the best thing in the itinerary.

Qing Jing

This is a must-visit tourist spot. I love how quiet this place is. You even get to watch a sheep show and snap a close up with the sheeps. I even got to feed a few sheeps! Its rather difficult to steal a solo shot with the sheeps though as its super crowded.

Fengjia Night Market

Okay, most night markets are proably the same but what stands out is there’s cute cotton candy designs here!!! I did not see this in other night markets hence when I saw this on my friend’s instagram page, I knew I had to go here.

As an influencer, its very important to have reliable high speed data on the go as I have to post pictures daily. The other time when I went over to Bangkok I had such bad data and was forced to cancel or delay many of my jobs. After that painful lesson, I decided it was necessary to get reliable data from then onwards. If you are interested to know, I actually used Far Eastone Prepaid SIM card the last time I went over to Taiwan. They are amongst the top 3 telco companies in Taiwan!

Far Eastone SIM card is lower in price, higher in speed and provides good connection in rural areas.

Right now, they are having a promotion! Exclusive and lowest price can be found in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Far Eastone Branch.

Please refer below for the tutorial of prepaid sim card setting, activation, and deposit.

GIVEAWAY

Anyway, just a little something for you guys heading over to Taiwan! REDEEM 1 DAY FREE INTERNET in TAIWAN when you purchase Far Eastone SIM card during your visit to Taiwan! Dial 777 and enter the pin code to get one free day deposit value.

Head to my Instagram post to find out how you can win in my Far Eastone giveaway! For more info, visit http://fetnet.tw/h742Nb015G.

 

Getting Ready With The Body Shop’s Expert Facial Mask

I believe we have all heard of super foods for consumption purposes but have you heard of super foods for the face and skin? Well, The Body Shop has a wide range of masks incorporated with super foods to kickstart your Healthy Skin Routine.

A big fan of The Body Shop, I KNEW I had to try their Expert Facial Masks when I heard they have incorporated my favourite Super Foods inside these glorious masks.

While that acai charcoal smoothie is helping you glow from within, you might need a little help getting your skin to look as healthy as you feel.

That’s where their NEW expert facial masks come in. Packed, crushed and drizzled with natural ingredients, each one has been expertly formulated with your skin’s needs in mind. Made with 100% vegetarian ingredients (our Himalayan Charcoal, British Rose and Amazonian Acai masks are actually 100% vegan) and formulated without parabens, paraf ns, silicone or mineral oils – just our nest recipes packed with beauty superfoods from Himalayan charcoal to Amazonian acai berries. Inspired by traditional beauty remedies from around the world, each jar contains a secret power from purifying to nourishing to help your skin look and feel as good as you do inside. 1

00% Vegetarian and animal cruelty free, The Body Shop cares for not only the individual but the whole community and I think they deserve all the support they can get.

ETHIOPIAN HONEY DEEP NOURISHING MASK

REPLENISHES. RESTORES. COMFORTS.
For skin that needs an intense dose of replenishing moisture and comfort to feel softer and smoother.

Inspired by African healing and soothing rituals, our indulgent melting honey mask blends pure Community Trade Honey, restoring Marula oil and hydrating Olive oil to leave the skin supremely nourished and rested. Besides having your daily dose of that ACAI charcoal smoothie, you might need a little help getting your skin to look as healthy as you feel.

Comes in a lightweight and very smooth non-sticky texture. 

At first I was wondering what’s the difference between this and the Rose Mask as it has almost the same skin benefits. This would be perfect when your skin is sensitive to environmental aggressors.  I like how my skin feels immediately, softer and smoother also less reddish and sensitive. The smell is amazingggggg.

HIMALAYAN CHARCOAL PURIFYING GLOW MASK

UNCLOGS. REFINES THE APPEARANCE OF PORES. REVEALS GLOW.

For skin that needs to release impurities and toxins to help reveal a healthy, youthful glow.

Inspired by Ayurvedic traditions, our tingling mud mask contains powerful Bamboo charcoal, active exfoliating Green tea leaves & potent Tea tree oil which combine to purify the skin and give it a new lease of life.

Comes in a lightweight smooth clay like texture.

I like this very much, I am currently using the Tea Tree range and this compliments that range. I like that my face instantly looks clearer and pores are minimised. I like the tingling sensation after applying. 

BRITISH ROSE FRESH PLUMPING MASK

QUENCHES WITH MOISTURE. SOOTHES. TONES.

For skin that needs to be quenched and replumped with moisture and comfort to reveal its dewy glow again.

Inspired by the European bathing rituals, our refreshing gel mask is infused with real Rose petals, moisturising Rose essences, toning Rosehip oil and soothing Aloe vera which combine to leave the skin plumped with moisture and visibly smooth.

Comes with bits of rose petals and a smooth lightweight liquid texture.

For skin that’s very dehydrated like mine, this would be perfect for you as it plumps up your face with moisture much needed. I was literally glowing right after. Besides the sweet smell, I like how indulgent the whole pampering session was. 

AMAZONIAN ACAI ENERGISING RADIANCE MASK

FIGHTS APPEARANCE OF FATIGUE. INVIGORATES. BOOSTS RADIANCE.

For skin that needs a fast recharge from signs of fatigue and stress.

Inspired by the rituals of Amazonian tribes. Our juicy fresh mask with powerful Acai berry, energising Guarana, and smoothing Babassu oil exfoliates and invigorates to wake up the skin and help reduce its tired look.

Comes with bits with a lightweight liquid texture.

This is my go-to mask every time after a hangover or a very exhausting day/week. I feel immediately invigorated again after a tired day. I feel as if I am having a mini spa session at home. The bits inside the mask feels really nice when applied. 

CHINESE GINSENG & RICE CLARIFYING POLISHING MASK

BRIGHTENS. EVENS. REVITALISES.
For skin that needs an intense treatment to remove dullness and unevenness.

Inspired by Chinese traditions, our creamy exfoliating mask combines revitalising Ginseng moisturising Rice extract and skin softening Sesame seed oil to reveal brighter-looking, even, supple skin.

Comes in a creamy and slightly heavy texture.

So you know after weeks and days of putting makeup, your skin turns dull or even after a holiday? This is intensive enough to remove any kind of unevenness on the skin. Even though I am not a fan of ginseng, I found the smell bearable and quite refreshing. 

HOW TO USE?

1. Remove make-up and cleanse the skin
2. Smooth an even layer of the mask onto a wet face using The Body Shop facial Mask Brush or fingers avoiding eye and lip area. Apply to neck and décolleté if desired
3. Leave for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water

Use 2 to 3 times a week or daily if desired

All Masks (75ml) are retailing at S$32.90.

What are you waiting for? Go check it out in stores now and feed yourselves with super foods for the face too. Your skin will thank you for it. 

Skin Whitening and Sun Protection with BeautéScience Advanced Formula EstheWhite & EstheShield

Do you know the importance to consume beauty and skin supplements on a daily basis? It is important to know that as we age, it becomes almost impossible to consume sufficient nutrients for the skin simply by our daily food intake.  A recent study has shown that 80% of skin aging is caused by uv rays including wrinkles and skin laxity. As little as 2% increase in sun damage can cause our skin to age by 3 years! Not to mention on long term basis it gives us pigmentation, loose skin and even yellowing of skin tone and destroy our skin texture.

Recently I got to try the highly anticipated twin pack – EstheWhite & EstheShield by BeautéScience, an advanced formula for enhanced skin whitening and sun protection with patented technology, and boy was I amazed with the results.

I really did see a positive change. I went to Thailand and forgot to bring my sunscreen but thankfully, I brought EstheShield and EstheWhite supplements along with me. I remained fair and did not get any sunburnt at all. I had previously tried a few beauty supplements for skin whitening and sun protection but sadly I was allergic to it due to the ingredients and thankfully I did not have any chemical reaction to BeauteScience supplements! I also heard of similar testimonials during the launch.

Even though EstheWhite & EstheShield has just been launched in Asia on the 6th July, they have already garnered much positive feedback and responses among many major medical suppliers, hospitals, doctors and media personalities.

Personally, I have always been a fuss free person and such supplements actually work very well for me. I like the idea that its easy to consume – just 1 capsule of EstheWhite & 1 capsule of EstheShield in the morning after food and I am covered for the day!

I had the privilege to be part of its launch and check out the media personalities, suppliers and doctors that graced the event in the short clip below. Lunch served was delicious by the way.

PROMOTION AND GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the Asian launch of EstheWhite and EstheShield, 100 Twin Packs (Retailing at $199 each) will be given away! Simply like and follow BeauteScience’s Facebook page from now till 23 Sep 2017 to participate in the contest.

Sheena (Influencer) and I

WHAT MAKES ESTHEWHITE & ESTHESHIELD STAND OUT?

1. EstheWhite uses US-patented colourless carotenoids with highest concentration phytoene and phytofluene from specially selected non- GMO tomato species. These colourless carotenoids lighten and even out skin tone by inhibiting melanin synthesis. They provide sun damage protection by absorbing UV rays, while also possessing powerful anti- inflammatory and anti-oxidant capabilities.

Clinical research shows after twelve weeks of consuming phytoene and phytofluene, there are significant improvements to skin quality: dryness and roughness are reduced, while suppleness, complexion evenness and texture are enhanced.

2. EstheShield’s key ingredient – Polypodium Leucotomos has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient Europe. Much of the research has been done over the past 40+ years, and many of these clinical studies have shown extracts of Polypodium Leucotomos to be very effective at defending skin against damage from the sun (ultraviolet radiation) when taken orally.

3. Both products will be marketed as a twin pack and will be distributed only through medical clinics and hospitals. They are made in the United States and comply with HSA (Singapore) requirements, therefore you can be sure of its safety.

4. How the twin pack works – while EstheWhite helps in brightening the skin, EstheShield protects the skin from the sun and prevents it from darkening. With just 1 capsule of each daily, the twin pack formulation provides you with a comprehensive and systemic solution to skin brightening and sun protection.

WHY ESTHEWHITE WORKS

(A) PhytoflORAL

Carotenoids are natural sun protectants found in plants. They absorb harmful UVA and UVB rays and supress free radicals that lead to premature ageing and dark, uneven skin tone. The human body is unable to produce carotenoids, but they can be obtained through diet.

EstheWhite’s key active ingredient, PhytoflORAL® is a patented innovative dietary supplement derived from a proprietary source of non-GMO tomato specie that is rich in colourless carotenoids – phytoene and phytofluene. These specific carotenoids are known to lighten and even out skin tone through

– Inhibiting constitutive melanin synthesis (reducing baseline pigment production)
– Protecting against UVA and UVB rays
– Significantly increasing anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant processes

– They do not bleach nor stain the skin and are truly colourless.

An additional ingredient in EstheWhite is L-Cysteine. It has been shown to prevent the production of darker melanin, stimulate the production of glutathione, promote skin renewal and display anti-oxidant effects.

BENEFITS OF ESTHEWHITE
• Protection against harmful UVA & UVB rays
• Enhanced whitening effect with L-Cysteine, the true precursor of glutathione
• Anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory properties
• Prevents skin collagen degradation
• Prevents damage to DNA and premature aging of skin
• Skin whitening by reducing melanin production

In a clinical study on effects of colourless carotenoids, dermatologists discovered that 60%-86% of subjects’ skin quality significantly improved after 6 weeks. And up to 90% of the subjects had improvement in skin dryness, roughness, suppleness, evenness and texture after 12 weeks. The research also showed that after 12 weeks of colourless carotenoids intake, 65% of subjects’ skin had a 20% increase in the Minimum Erythemal Dose (MED) after UV exposure testing, characterizing a significant photo- protective effect.

WHY ESTHESHIELD WORKS

(B) Polypodium

EstheShield is an innovative oral sunscreen made with Polypodium Leucotomos, a natural fern extract with long history of usage as herbal oral medicine for the treatment of inflammation and a variety of skin ailments.

Much research has been done on Polypodium Leucotomos on its management of skin conditions and its photo-protective properties. Many of these clinical studies have shown polypodium extracts to be effective at defending skin against damage from the sun (ultraviolet radiation) when taken orally.

Polypodium Leucotomos has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help to prevent skin inflammation, inhibit free radicals in skin tissues from causing long-term DNA damage and photo-aging.

BENEFITS OF ESTHESHIELD


• Natural herbal sun screen that comes from deep within

• Inhibition of free radicals from UV radiation
• Anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory properties
• Prevents oxidative damage of skin
• Prevents damage to DNA and premature aging of skin

 

Find out more on www.beautescience.com and its instagramDiscover the secret to radiant skin today with this innovative twin pack oral supplement that offers a comprehensive solution to fairer, brighter complexion, and all day sun protection.

 

 

THAILAND SHOPPING & DINING PARADISE WITH AIRASIA

I am pretty sure most Singaporeans would agree, when it comes to shopping and dining around the world, the first country that pops up in your mind is Bangkok, Thailand. This is of course the same for me too! I go to Thailand at least three times a year and this is the second time I have been to Bangkok in a year.

For those who enjoy going to Bangkok or other parts of Thailand, you are in for a special treat. AirAsia is offering specially priced fares on tickets to Thailand and even better, they have partnered with Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) alliances like departmental stores and restaurants where AirAsia Boarding Passes can be used for discounts and other privileges. The reason for this treat is that they hope travelers will enjoy their time shopping and dining in Thailand even more (now isn’t this a good reason for us to shop and dine even more?)

This year, AirAsia joins hands with TAT to organise Thailand Shopping & Dining Paradise to attract tourists from Vietnam, Hong Kong and Singapore to visit Thailand during the Green Season. They are holding the ‘The Top Shopper’ competition  to highlight their premier shopping destinations. The winning team will receive free air tickets from AirAsia for use on any route within 1 year along with 100,000 THB (now isn’t this exciting).

So along with 4 other bloggers, I was there to support our Singapore team consisting of Roz Pho, Cinddie, Rebecca Tan and Jill Marie Thomas. The competition was indeed intense. They had to complete 6 missions in total and had access to one thai blogger each for information and guidance. At each mission, they would be given 47,000 THB to complete the missions. The missions vary and they have to do a wide variety of activities like styling, cooking and purchasing.

On the flight there, we had a wonderful in flight meal. Did you know AirAsia have recently launched a whole new menu for their inflight service? Do remember to check them out the next time you book your flight as some meals are only available for preorder. I had the Salmon Bento and Chicken Katsu Noodle for my meals there and back.

We arrived at the airport and was quickly ushered to our hotel, Centara Grand after. This was my first time staying at Centara Grand and now I know why its so expensive! It is so luxurious and I am so happy that I got to stay alone in a room all by myself. They are home to the popular Red Sky Bar too.

View from my room

We went shopping at Central World which is easily accessible and is of walking distance to our hotel. If we wanted to go to Siam, it would be easy too. We were then brought to EmQuartier for the welcome dinner where we had the most wonderful experience over at Cafe Chilli. The dishes were very exquisite and so yummy. Thank you so much TAT and AirAsia for hosting us!!!

welcome flower! how sweet of them
the prettiest dessert – coconut ice cream!

So besides all food, we cannot miss out on the main purpose of the trip right?  We arrived at the opening ceremony of the competition the next morning to witness the official introduction of the three participating teams. After which the teams split up to complete the missions. Our final destination was Asiatique which we went over quickly to wait for our Singapore team.

Though we were the last team to complete the race, it didn’t matter. We had fun and that’s most important. We ended the night with party and drinks curated by the respective teams. It was indeed a fruitful and eventful trip where we got to make new friends in Asia and walked away with a one of a kind experience we could not get anywhere else. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience, and I will be sure to return the next time when there’s such a race again!

To mark this wonderful occasion, AirAsia is offering promotional fares on 9 routes; Ho Chi Minh-Bangkok, Da Nang-Bangkok, Hanoi-Bangkok, Hong Kong-Bangkok, Hong Kong- Chiang Mai, Hong Kong-Phuket, Singapore-Bangkok, Singapore-Phuket and Singapore-Krabi with discounts up to 50%. The promotional fares will be available on www.airasia.com from 19-25 June 2017 for travel from 19 June to 30 November.

Follow AirAsia on twitter and facebook for the latest promotions!

Semi Permanent Makeup Course at Ouni.kr!

Being in the beauty blogging industry for a couple of years, I have always wanted to dabble into a career that could help change lives and especially in the beauty area hence when I came across Ouni.kr, I thought why not learn a skill that could maybe land me a job that would allow me to fuel my passion.

When I first heard about Ouni.kr, I was skeptical as there are no Korean academies around and they were the only one. However I later got to know that they are a franchise from Korea and has expanded quickly in other countries already. They also provide a recognised certification at the end of the courses.

There are several courses available. I took  the Ouni 5+1 Korean Semi Permanent Make up and skincare course. Prices wise, I suggest you contact them directly. You might wish to check out the course structure below:

Here’s some of the before and after looks of the different procedures done to the real life models. Some were done by the teacher and some were done by students. The teacher would perform the procedure in front of us students.

Hairline embroidery
Eyebrow embroidery
Lip embroidery
Eyebrow Embroidery Wu Mei

The course I took costs around 2k+ which includes course materials. Besides being an academy, they also distribute cosmetics and materials which you can purchase from them when you start your business. I will answer some of the FAQs I came across when I was taking this course:

WHAT DID WE LEARNT

First and Second day, we learnt about semi-permanent makeup both theory and practical. We first learnt about how to create the outline of the brows before filling in the brow color. There was two techniques learnt – traditional and modern wu mei. These two techniques required two different tools and could be done manually or by machine. It was easier to go forward to lip and eyeliner after learning the brows as its the same technique just different areas. We were given faux skin to practise on.

Third Day was several demo sessions by the teacher. Fourth and Fifth Day we had real life models to do on. The models just kept coming in! We also learnt how to handle customers and their issues along the way. If you are unable to pick up everything during the class, you are welcome to return to the next intake to enhance your skills. This is how committed Ouni.kr is.

During the last day of class, we learnt  face and body skincare techniques such as Korean Water Shine Covered BB glow skin treatment and more.

Here is the before and after of the Korean Water Shine Covered BB glow skin treatment.

This is the injection of BB and performed by me

DO YOU THINK ITS WORTH IT

Honestly, in this volatile economy, it is quite difficult to find a decent job that you enjoy and most young people around are finding it easier to do their own business instead. This is definitely a skill that  you can always fall back on if say you can’t find a job.

WHAT IS THE PRICE OF THE COURSES

It costs 2k++ and includes course materials.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS COURSE AND OTHER SIMILAR COURSES OUT THERE

For a start, I spoke to some other students taking the course who have previously learnt from elsewhere and they mentioned that our course syllabus is more up to date and in trend. We also have an abundance of real life models to test our skills on. Our teacher actually guide us through step by step and gave us ample guidance on how to perform on real life models.

WHO SHOULD COME AND LEARN

Many existing salon owners have come to learn. This course can serve as a beginner course or a refresher for experienced beauticians. If you are looking to start your own mini house business or even wish to expand your current line of services, this would be for you!

IS THE TEACHER EASY TO UNDERSTAND 

Even though she is Korean, she does speak very good Chinese and English. There is also an assistant teacher that is fluent in English and Chinese to translate and help out in the class.

HOW IS THE CLASS CONDUCTED

There are around 10 students in my class and the ration is about 1 teacher to 10 students.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INCLUDE

It includes theory lessons, practise sessions and hands on training on real life models.

WHICH COURSE IS RECOMMENDED

I would definitely go for the entire 6 days course as I think its just a short period of time and it isn’t too expensive too.

OVERALL THOUGHTS ON THE COURSE

Being quite shy, I like that this course builds up my confidence in performing on real life models. I think this is the biggest hurdle I had to go through because I am very scared of causing physical pain to others hence I am really thankful that I have the teacher to guide me step by step in how to create perfect brows without causing too much pain. It was not only about making it pretty for the customer but also putting her at ease and lessening her “suffering” and pain during the procedure too. In addition, I find it very satisfactory when I finished the brows of my model. You can see the before and after look of my model below.

Eyebrow embroidery

Hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions!