Manicure and Pedicure at Jean Yip

So I went back to Jean Yip nail salon located at Plaza Singapura to re-do my manicure & pedicure and as usual I love the experience!

Friends I have met recently gave me that look when I tell them I had my nails done at Jean Yip as they thought Jean Yip does only the hair or body. I thought this is such a waste because not only is Jean Yip a well-trusted brand in Singapore, it also houses one of the best manicurists in town!



So here is my take on JEAN YIP Nail services.


Situated in the heart of Orchard Road and very conveniently located at Plaza Singapura, you can easily take the train to Dhoby Ghaut and then walk up to Plaza Singapura from the train station.


Unlike some other salons I have been to, the manicurists here are very skilled in doing nail extensions. I went back to remove my extensions this time because my nails have grown out and the nail artist thought my current nail length is sufficient for doing designs on. I like how gentle they are in removing the gelish off my fingers and toes. The first time I tried Gelish removal, it was so HOT and painful but thank god it was not the case with Jean Yip.

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As I gave them a picture for inspiration, I am really surprised they were able to follow exactly the same design and even came up with a few edits so the design looks distinctively unique. PS. Look for ZiXin or DanDan as your manicurists. They are not only talented but very professional too!



Can I just say I love how clean the place is! The place is very professionally done up and looks really zen liked.

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Besides the awesome location, it is also a wonderful one stop solution because next to the nail salon, its their very own hair salon. You can do your hair while doing your nails! How convenient can this get?

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All in all, I am seriously in love with Jean Yip.

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Address: Plaza Singapura (Hub) #04-02

Tel: 6332 9913



Clarins Beauty Haul


Managed to grab some of Clarin’s popular products from Cheryl, Clarins PR manager and am really excited to be able to try them out! Thank you Cheryl and Clarins for the love!


So…out of the 4 products given to me, my favourites are Clarin’s Shaping Facial Lift and Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil but I like the other 2 products as well!

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Most of the products from what I heard from Cheryl, require proper massage techniques in order for them to work. For the massage techniques you can find them off the site or even from the instructions inside the packaging box.



Developed by Clarins Research, the new Total V Contouring Power with 3 key actions: “anti-Fat”, “anti-fluid” and “anti-suger”, combines three plant extracts: guarana extract, zerumbet ginger and kaki extracts. This complex is added to caffeine, a leading lipolytic active ingredient.
Its powerful contouring action involves the release of excess fats on the face, the draining of excess fluids and tighten of the skin.


This product not only smells nice but works well too! According to Clarins, this is their best seller for many years already. People just keep coming back to purchase! I have friends that have used the product before but was disappointed but from what i understand it is probably because they did not know how to apply and have applied wrongly.

I like that this product helps in drainage of water retention and also in tightening the jowls. I could feel the tingling sensation when applied which makes me believe it is somehow working.


Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil contains 100% pure plant extracts and no preservatives that tone the skin and give it back its natural radiance, while upping the moisture levels too. Immediately absorbed, this oil contains essential oils of Rosewood, Blue Orchid and Patchouli that help deliver moisture to ensure soft, supple skin. Hazelnut Oil helps prevent moisture loss and the formation of fine lines.



1. Apply the Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil at night to face and neck to revitalise dehydrated skin and promote a youthful, radiant complexion on waking

2. Gently dab face with a soft tissue to remove any excess product
3. Can be used either alone after toning, mixed with your night cream or combined with a mask for optimal results


I like to use this product on my face twice a week before I sleep without any moisturising creams after or before because this oil sufficiently rebalances your ph levels keeping it hydrated and moisturised. It kind of acts like a sleep on mask too! Hence it is called a treatment. Most people hate using oils but contrary to what most believe, I find oils to be good for oily skin because there are good and bad oils around. This oil feels light and absorbs well into the skin which is good for combination skin like mine.



This tinted UV PLUS ANTI-POLLUTION protector is a Clarins multi-protection treatment developed specifically to keep Asian skin beautiful thanks to its formula rich in plant extracts delivered in an unbelievably clear and light cream. It is the first line of defence in protecting the skin and keeping it looking young, fresh and radiant.


I like this tinted moisturiser because it is so liquidy and light. It absorbs fast into the skin and doesn’t leave an awkward white film. The pinkish tone also helps to whiten and freshen up the skin tone keeping it healthy looking.



The essential first step to achieving a firm, youthful-looking body. This refreshing exfoliating treatment—with smoothing Natural Bamboo Powders—casts-off rough, flaky surface cells and impurities, giving body skin a sleek new start. Extracts of Mimosa and Shea caress skin with a delicate veil of softness. Preps skin for the treatments that follows.



Massage onto dry or damp skin 1-2 times per week (including the bust area and concentrating on rough areas such as elbows, knees, feet and thighs). Rinse thoroughly.

Unlike most exfoliators, this exfoliator feels so light on the skin and is not harsh at all! I love the smell and also how it makes my skin so baby soft afterwards. This is one of my favourite exfoliators.

So…this was a wonderful journey with Clarins! I love all the products and am contemplating whether to get their neck cream. Even my boyfriend is a fan of Clarins and am using their facial wash. Thank you Clarins for introducing me to these 4 amazing products, am so excited to try out the whole range now.


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ETUDE HOUSE X HIGH CHEEKS Bling Me Prism collection

This September, ETUDE HOUSE takes its make-up play philosophy up a notch with the launch of the unique, too-cute-to-handle Bling Me Prism Collection. The limited edition range is a collaborative collection between ETUDE HOUSE and Korean accessories brand, High Cheeks.


The Bling Me Prism Collection evokes a sense of playful, colourful fun with its pop-art graphics and unique packaging that’s made for keeps! The Bling Me Prism collection comprises of limited edition shades for Bling Me Prism Color in Liquid Lips, Bling Me Prism Nails, and the latest liquid eyeshadow – Bling Me Prism Eyes!


Bling Me Prism Eyes ($11.90, 5g) is a water-base eye colour that provides a cooling and moisturising effect on the skin around your eyes.

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The non-sticky and long-lasting texture cleanly glides onto your skin without smudging. The hologram pigment and crystal pearl add a touch of sparkle to your eyes for an all-day bling effect.

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Available in five shades, #Honey Glam #Sunny Carat, #Darling Heart, #Pearlfect and #Bling Bold.

My favourite colours are Pearlfect and Sunny Carat, great for this fall. They glide on smoothly and easily blended in with just the fingertips.

Bling Me Prism Colour In Liquid Lips ($17.90, 3.5g) is the latest make-up sensation to hit the market! Having the pigmentation of lipstick but the texture of lip gloss, it melts into a soft liquid upon application with a water-sliding texture and finishes with a weightless long lasting glow.

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My favourite colours are Pinkbeam and Rubyring in Red. Pink and bold reds are always my go to colour when selecting lippies. The texture is smooth and non drying. Color is also very vibrant and pigmented.

The ETUDE HOUSE Bling Me Prism Collection is already available exclusively at ETUDE HOUSE Flagship Store at Wisma Atria (#B1-20/21/22), and ETUDE HOUSE VivoCity #B1-03

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Covermark Flawless Fit Compact Foundation

Received Covermark’s Flawless Fit Compact Foundation from Aesthetics and Beauty and was amazed with the texture of the foundation.


The texture is creamy but light. Like all Covermark foundations, coverage is good but not as thick as before. Able to hide blemishes with a single coat, but still retains the actual skin colour.


Blemishes seem to disappear as if they never existed according to Covermark. True beauty of human skin is recreated with Lively Skin Veil which cover blemishes, dullness and roughness with beautiful luster, texture and freshness.


Containing 6 plant extracts and water soluble collagen, moisture is locked into the skin. There is also sufficient SPF35, PA+++ coverage that prevent blemishes and freckles. Available in 8 shades, the shade I got was the lightest in shade #FN10 and was just nice for my skin tone.

Covermark is available in Takashimaya Department Store, Level 1.

Check out more about Covermark on their website.

CLIO Virgin Kiss Tension Lip

Was given the new Clio Virgin Kiss Tension Lip ($22.90) and Clio Tinted Tatto Kill Brow ($23.90) to try and gosh, I love how both products helped me to achieve the uzzlang look effortlessly! I especially love receiving makeup products because I am a makeup junkie! My favourite makeup item would be lippies. So imagine my excitement to lay my hands on the newest lippies from Clio, one of Korea’s popular makeup brands.

The CLIO Virgin Kiss Tension Lip comes in 6 pretty shades as seen below.

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My favourite has to be #10 Peachnista, a gorgeous blend of coral and red. This shade is also featured in The Producers, a Korean drama.



Due to the unique semi-matte film that makes the colours fade resistant, you do not have to worry about drying lips! The colours are not only vibrant but glides on smooth too!


These beautiful lipsticks are already up at selected Watsons stores so head over today to get them! Thank you The PR People and CLIO for the love.

In addition, ace the ulzzang look with Clio Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow, a two-in-one brow tool with a brow tattoo pen on one end and a brow mascara on the other. Available in 2 shades, #1 Earth Brown and #2 Soft Brown.

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Love, Sydney

Facial at Crystal Maiden

Headed down for my facial appointment at Crystal Maiden the other day and it was quite a pleasant experience for me.


The treatment I had was the Anti Comedons facial treatment. The main priority of the treatment was to help purify and balance the skin, treat blackheads and detoxify skin. It is suitable for oily, combination and comedogenic skin. It is also an organic facial using the brand PHYT’s which I thought was quite different from the other facials I have been to. Read more about their organic facial HERE.


They started off with cleansing of the face before applying Serum Anti Comedone which contains of copper and potassium that helps to eliminate blackheads and loosen up the pores to get it ready for extractions.


Next, they used Serum C17 to balance the skin PH levels. This consist of Camphor and Cinnamon extracts. The smell was very unique and quite mild.


Followed by they apply the masque that helps to moisturise, purify and balance.




According to the claims, it is best for tightening of pores and eliminating blackheads but somehow, my blackheads are still quite obvious even right after the treatment. However I have to say this facial did loosen up my pores and allowed easier extraction of the white heads and blackheads after which was really good for me.

The place was quite cozy and located in a very accessible location, about 10 minutes walk from Somerset MRT. *However, they will be relocating to The Adelphi from 1st Oct!

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Skin was also not red after the treatment and I did not suffer from any breakouts! Skin was visibly clearer and brighter after. See before and after below.




Name: Crystal Maiden

Address: 1 Coleman Street The Adelphi #03-52 Singapore 179803

TEL: +65 67354540 SMS: +65 90922807

Eyelash Extensions at Peony Tokyo Nail Salon & Academy

Hello girls!

I have a question, have you ever done eyelash extensions but swore never to do it again? I have felt like this way too many times that I thought of giving up on putting eyelash extensions. I have always wondered why some girls dig eyelash extensions because from what I remembered, I thought it sting-ed really bad during the application, was rather prickly and did not look natural. Thanks to sweetie pie Miyake, who introduced me to Peony Tokyo Nail Academy & Salon, I have now changed my perspective towards eyelash extensions. Thank you Miyake and Rika from Peony Tokyo Nail Academy & Salon!

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Using only carefully selected, top-quality products in all the services, this quaint and cosy Japanese salon makes me feel right at home. You can do your nails and eyelash extension all at once here. I like how it is away from the bustling city.

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1. Unlike most salons out there, Peony uses the softest hairs, apparently the type of lashes they use are sable lashes. Softer and lighter compare to mink and silk. It is also natural looking and very gentle for your natural lashes.


2. You can now achieve beautiful natural lashes with a Japanese certified eyelist at Peony today! Yuko chan (my eyelist) was very sweet and gentle with my lashes. She tries not to tug and pull my lashes.


3. Lashes are applied individually, using fine tweezers, carefully applying only one extension lash on one natural lash each time. This is because applying two or more extensions on one natural lash can cause dropping of your natural lash because of the extension lash weight. Also, if more than one natural lash is sticked together with extension, it might cause pain because every lash grows at different speed.

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4.  Their eye list takes extra care and does not apply extension on new born and thin lashes, as these lashes cannot withstand extension lash weight and may cause natural lashes to drop.

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5.  The main difference and my favourite thing about Peony is that I was given a thorough consultation on the type of lashes I want. They took care of all my needs and wants by going into the length and style of the lashes I would like to have. I chose STYLE: sexy baby, LENGTH: 9, Curl: C curl and TYPE: NATURAL (120 Lashes).

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6. A 5 minute walk away from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, it is such a convenient location!



You can check out their menu and pricing HERE.




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Enjoy 40% OFF Eyelash extension for 1st time visit customer!


ADD: 103 Penang Rd Singapore 238467

TEL: 82238706

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