All posts by Sydney Ho

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!

Seeing Double at Wild Wild Wet!

*Contest/giveaway at the end of the post

credits: wild wild wet
With dear Regina whose husband kindly took pictures for us!

What’s a better way to get wet? Its none other than visiting Wild Wild Wet!

If you have never been to Wild Wild Wet, you are missing out and if you have but it has been some time, there is no better time to revisit!

To celebrate the completion of the expansion of Wild Wild Wet to double its original size, Downtown East is bringing an overload of fun to the public with a Seeing Double promotion.

Members of the public just need to come dressed identically with a friend to enjoy double the fun for half the price at four key offerings at Downtown East – Wild Wild Wet, D’Resort, Orchid Bowl and eXplorerkid.

Now spanning 4 hectares, Wild Wild Wet is home to new attractions such as the Royal Flush.  Royal Flush is Asia’s first hybrid ride combining the Behemoth BOWL40 and TornadoWAVE – effectively combining two rides into one unique experience. For younger kids, they also have the Kidz Zone, a set of miniature rides and slides that are suitable for kids.

Kidz Zone consists of five miniature rides for kids and families to enjoy an overload of fun at

credits: wild wild wet
credits: wild wild wet
credits: wild wild wet

Cafeteria for food and rest

I used to visit Wild Wild Wet when I was younger as I thought it was very fun. I remember enjoying the relaxed attractions such as the Shiok River and the Tsunami.  Hence when I heard they have introduced new attractions, I was very excited! I am already planning a trip there with my friends again.

The Woosh is already available

look at the massive queue!
Royal Flush, Wild Wild Wet’s new key attraction, was opened in March 2017
credits: wild wild wet

My favourite ride has to be The Woosh, which is 50 metres long, making it Singapore’s Longest Inflatable Freestyle Water Slide! The dual lanes allows guests to challenge each other and compete to see who can slide further along the slide.

Take part in setting Singapore Book of Records for the Most Number of People In Pairs Dressed Identically & win exciting prizes in the Best Dressed Competition!

Group photo of the “Seeing Double” participants. (credits: wild wild wet)

Why not come dressed identically to participate in the Seeing Double campaign at Downtown East from 4 June – 31 July 2017 to enjoy twice the excitement of special promos!

credits: wild wild wet
Old favourites – Ular-lah and Waterworks
For your safety, there’s life jackets available in adult and children sizes too!
Professor’s Playground – a kiddie play zone

CONTEST

Now you can rent fancy floats too! Comes in interesting designs etc.
Rental services to make your experience more interesting

Find out more about the Seeing Double campaign HERE. What are you waiting? Go have fun at Wild Wild Wet today!

Pamper Your Breaking Feet with OSIM uStiletto!

*check out for my promo code at the end of the post for a huge discount!

playing with my dog while enjoying a massage

If you noticed, I am rarely in stilettos as being in high heels all day makes me so prone to backaches and tired feet. I usually only wear high heels on the weekends and the rest of the week, slippers or flats.

I believe most of us will agree that although our feet do a lot of work, they are the least pampered part of our body. To pamper our feet and keep them strong and flexible, a daily dose of foot massage is definitely recommended.

Regular foot massage on our reflex points will help to improve blood circulation and promote better well-being.

How often do you feel your feet turn cold and numb after a day of walking in heels? Well, I do. This is the result of poor blood circulation.

I think the older I get, the more I find I need a day to rest in between and not wear stilettos every single day. I do want to wear stilettos for beauty’s sake as it makes me look better so in order to still wear them, I found a solution.

However how many of us can afford regular feet massage? Won’t that be very costly or tiring to upkeep the routine if you like visiting the massage parlour? Or won’t you have to tire your partner out to help you as well? Sometimes our own hands don’t give off enough strength as well. We might not be able to know exactly where our reflexes are too as well. This is when OSIM uStiletto comes to the rescue.

Recently I attended the launch of OSIM uStiletto and this is one of the most interesting event I have ever attended. We were ushered into the uStiletto experience zone where we were pampered like princesses. We were given a first hand trial at the uStiletto with guides serving us and attending to our needs throughout the experience.

sitting on the uStiletto Homemaker design.
super cute cupcakes in heel design
putting our water-colour painting skills to the test.
Alene (@paperkitties), Me and Celine (@chiamhuiy) all enjoying our massage. Follow them on instagram!

look at the other girls enjoying their massage!

After a long tiring day, the best way to relax is getting a soothing and relaxing foot massage with the OSIM uStiletto. OSIM uStiletto is a leg massager that understands a person’s needs (or should I say a woman’s needs?) as it has 5 auto massage programs available. The programs available includes: Pamper, Relief, Beauty, Reflexology and Sleep.

you may want to read a book while relaxing

For daily pampering, you may wish to go with Pamper or Relief mode. My personal favourite would be Beauty mode and for daily usage I will go with Reflexology or Sleep.

From day to night, you have a suitable program for each purpose. In the morning, you can settle for ‘Pamper’ massage program to gently awaken your legs for a brand new day. Fortnightly, you can go for the ‘Reflexology’ massage program to stimulate vital reflex points to enhance circulation. After a long day of wearing stilettos, you can alternate between ‘Relief’ and ‘Beauty’ massage programs. ‘Relief’ program reduces stress and tension accumulated on the legs and ankles. ‘Beauty’ program tones and shapes legs to restore vitality and glamour. Before gong to bed, I will go with ‘Sleep’ program to relax my body and mind for a restful beauty sleep. Instantly after the massage I find that my legs are less tight and looser after putting back on my stilettos.

I own a leg massager before, and honestly, I don’t find it as good as the OSIM uStiletto because the OSIM uStiletto has ‘S-Tone Airbags’ and ‘S-Care Rollers’ that provides you with a thorough and pampering massage for your legs. You can even select the intensity for both the airbags and rollers too.

The Airbags are strategically positioned so that they can massage your ankles, soles and calves separately. Intense airbag massage effectively melts away the tension caused by wearing stilettos , relieving muscle aches and strains for lighter footsteps.

The S-Care rollers stimulate vital reflex points (toes, ankles and arches of the feet), relieving pressure that builds up in these areas while encouraging positive flow of energy throughout the body for better health and well-being.

its so light, i can lift it up with one hand!

Available in 3 designs – Homemaker, Elegant and Kawaii, I like Homemaker most because of the sweet floral prints.

Homemaker design
Kawaii design
Elegant design

PROMOTION 

Limited Period Pre-sale Exclusive: Use my code < OSIMKOLzodnik> at http://www.lazada.sg/osim1/ to enjoy exclusive offer off the uStiletto from now till 30 May! uStiletto is also available at these selected OSIM roadshows, try it today at:

  1. Suntec City, Outside Gudetama Restaurant (Now till 4 Jun)
  2. Takashimaya Interior Department, B1 (Now till 29 May)
  3. Causeway Point @ Level 1 Linkway (29 May till 4 Jun)
  4. Waterway Point, outside Charles&Keith (29 May till 11 Jun)

For more information on uStiletto: http://sg.osim.com/ustiletto-leg-massager.html
Heard that prices are only going to go up, so do grab it fast!

 

 

TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL LEGS

So besides a very good massage, I would also recommend applying moisturising lotion and exfoliating your legs regularly. Personally, I think this massager is a very good buy and it is different from other leg massagers out there. Besides its sleek design, it targets the entire leg up to the knees for some of us which none of the massagers out there does. Go check it out on Lazada.sg today!

Eyebrow Embroidery with Chrysalis

*Promo code at the end! Look out for it.

Being a very fuss free person yet vain, I often opt for the easy way out when it comes to beauty. I like the idea of anything that screams semi-permanent and I chose to go for eyebrow embroidery ever since I learnt about it. However when I was young, I did not know that you have to choose your therapists and salon properly and went for whichever that was “cheap”. And the result of going to cheap salons? Well, my eyebrows are now uneven and it is not going to be easy to shape the eyebrows again without some correction.

Thank god I found Chrysalis Spa, which is so near my house! I am really very thankful that I found them.

love the treatment rooms
the gorgeous hallways
the locker rooms
the meeting rooms
the beautiful sitting area
the rooms where the magic happens
the front desk

This is the first time I feel like home when I am at a Spa, the spa managers were so friendly and warm. You might think its because I am a blogger but no, I see the way they treat customers as well and I know that they are genuine. Being a specialist in spa and facial treatments, they have recently launched their Brow Haven.

The Brow Haven™ – The Semi-Permanent Makeup Expert

The Brow Haven™ is a newly launched beauty sanctuary for those looking for natural brow and lash products as well as for effective, creative and pain-free Eyebrow, Eyeliner and Lips Embroidery by Chrysalis™ Group. The Brow Haven™ is your one-stop Semi-Permanent Makeup brows, lash and face boutique, giving you the most natural look. Expect a natural and subtle semi-permanent makeup that is smudge-free.

all settled in my comfy chair
before starting on the procedure

The Brow Haven™ uses top-notch certified-safe colors and strict hygiene procedures of using new blades and tools for every customer. Other than cosmetic artistry like eyebrow shaping, eyebrow designing, lip, eyeliner & eyebrow embroidery, The Brow Haven™ also offers some very interesting and luxurious Face Treatments such as our signature Aqua Shine BB Semi Permanent Makeup Facial. High quality ingredients, tip-top spa rooms for you to indulge yourself while you have your little spa haven in easily located places where luxury meets comfortable, lifestyle and beauty are all integrated into one.

how comfortable it feels lying in that chair while Sally patiently draws my brows

eyebrows final shape
artistically and patiently drawing my brows

redrawing the brows because Sally is a perfectionist
checking out the mirror to see if the shape is good to go!

The Brow Haven™ now operates a chain of 2 Semi-Permanent Makeup Specialty outlets in Singapore.

numbing cream application, about 10 minutes
plastic wrapper to seal in the numbing cream

For eyebrow embroidery they have many options available. I chose to do their speciality, Wu Mei. I have tried it before in another clinic and honestly it did not last long so when I went to consult the therapist at Chrysalis and she chose Wu Mei for me, I was hesitant but she managed to convince me to try Wu Mei again which I did. I am really glad I chose to do Wu Mei instead of Creative eyebrow. It looks very natural and there is lesser downtime.

using the instrument to carve out the shape of the eyebrows

I love my therapist Sally who did a wonderful job on me. She is one of the star therapists there and she managed to change my Korean Thick Eyebrow shape to one thats thinner and has an arch. You might think its impossible to achieve a thinner eyebrow shape from a thick pair of eyebrows but she did it. She went the extra mile and applied removal cream to remove the unnecessary strokes leftover from the previous shape.

brows right after doing
brows after a week

Check out my eyebrows! I love them so so much. They are now even and also some of the unnecessary strokes leftover from the previous shape are looking less defined and have faded. Thank you Chrysalis for the beautiful eyebrows! I can’t wait to return for my touch up.

PROMOTION

Simply quote Sydney at Chrysalis The Brow Haven™ – The Semi-Permanent Makeup Expert to enjoy a special promotion benefit:

  1. Classic Eyebrow Embroidery S$128.40 (UP S$243.96)

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Ang Mo Kio Hub (AMK MRT)

AMK Hub #03-26, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 Singapore 569933

Tel: 6481 9270

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Jurong Point (Boon Lay MRT)

Jurong Point, #01-23 JP2, 63 Jurong West Central 3 Singapore 648331