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7 DAYS CHALLENGE WITH DR. JOU SIX ESSENCE MASK!

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DSC03637You have probably heard, sheet masking everyday have great benefits to the skin but how many of us are lazy to do it and do not believe in it? It is said that using a sheet mask daily can boost your skin’s hydration levels and you enjoy the same result as using a super powered moisturizer. If you have sensitive skin, using sheet masks will lessen the chance of skin irritation as they contain fewer preservatives. DSC03642I used to try sheet masking twice a week and found it incredibly hard to keep up with this habit but this time I decided to try for 7 days and guess what, I think it was actually manageable. What’s so different this time and why did I managed to go through with it? The DR. JOU Six Essence sheet masks has 5-in-1 benefits. This product acts as a toner, serum, lotion, facial mask and eye mask! Besides these benefits, I thought it works perfectly as a neck cream or serum too. There’s always excess in the package and many people simply throw it away but no! You can apply the excess over the neck too. It is essential to take care of the neck area as well as the signs of ageing shows up there first! DSC03648Everyday, I woke up with glowy smooth skin the next day without using any toner, serum, lotion or eye cream! Honestly, if you take 20 mins to apply these skincare essentials everyday, what’s 20 minutes of masking to you? In the past, I had to apply the products after masking but as this is a 5-in-1 mask, I can skip all that application and stick with my usual 20 minutes self-love time. Besides, you can also mask on the go if you are really busy. I mask even during mom duties.

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The range comprises of 6 different types of masks specifically for Luminosity, Whitening, Hydration, Brightening, Revitalising and Soothing purposes. Honestly, I hate trying new products especially masks as I sometimes have breakouts due to my sensitive skin but I decided to try because this had so many wonderful reviews. Untitled-1_edited-2

As pioneers in integrating the synergy of 6 various Hyaluroic Acid essences in 1 mask sheet, it is no surprise their DR. JOU Six Essence Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Mask is an award winning  sheet mask. They were accredited by the International Quality Institute of Belgium, @cosme, Taiwan Watson’s for 2 years and HK Watson’s too!  All the masks have very good effects on my skin but my holy grail  definitely goes to  DR. JOU Six Essence Hyaluronic Acid Soothing Mask as this mask helps in my eczema situation. 7To be honest, you can’t see obvious results under makeup or even in photos. The texture of my skin feels smoother and I found my face was producing lesser oil at the end of the challenge. Acne has stopped popping out as frequent. Acne scars have also significantly lightened.

Wish to try them out? Products can be found at all leading Watsons stores. They are also available online at https://www.lazada.sg/shop/dr-jou/ and https://shopee.sg/drjouofficialstore .

What Do Asian Women Really Want? By Chez Vous Hair

Oh hi hi! I think because of my work, I have turned lazy and rarely dress up or even tidy up. However recently, I finally got moving and visited my favourite hair salon – Chez Vous hair.

I went to them for HELP this time because my hair was in desperate need of treatment and a new cut & color and that’s where they introduced me their new services for Asian women!

Being Singapore’s most innovative hair salon, Chez Vous teams up with professional hair brand Goldwell to create three unique new services to help Asian women achieve their ultimate dream tresses!  The three groundbreaking services,  #GlassHair, #RightColourMatters and #FakeAsh was created so that Asian women can finally achieve their dream, Instagram-worthy hair and discover the hair colour that truly suits their unique skin tone, facial features and shape.

Basically Asian women have three main issues when it comes to hair, allow me to diagnose the issues one by one.

  • The Problem: Choosing a hair colour is not easy for Asians. Most online beauty guides and techniques are not applicable as they focus on Caucasians and Hispanics and end up confusing or even misleading Asian women into selecting hair colours based on trends, instead of what enhances their look best.

The Solution: #RightColourMatters Diagnosis. A simple yet accurate methodology created to determine the right hair colour for each and every Asian woman — it assesses how our skin and facial imperfections alter with different hair undertones and recommends corrective hair colours that will best complement our features.

  • The Problem: S.E. Asia’s sweltering heat and humid climate causes our hair to be unruly, unmanageable and frizzy.

The Solution: #GlassHair. Inspired by the famous Korean trend of achieving flawless and smooth “glass skin”, a programme (inclusive of a treatment and Goldwell Kerasilk premium homecare) was developed to achieve the same effect for your hair. The result: hair with long-lasting, heat-activated glass-like smoothness.

  • The Problem: Ashy and dusty hair is trending among Asian women in 2018. But with more than two rounds of pre-lightening required to achieve these shades, they are not confident of achieving the look without severely damaging their hair.

The Solution: #FakeAsh Colour Service. A brand new approach to hair colouring, #FakeAsh uses just one session of pre-lightening and combines two to three “easily achievable” hair colours to create an optical illusion of Instagram-worthy ash tones. This service is designed with Asians’ natural hair in mind.

I tried out the #RightColourMatters Diagnosis and here are my thoughts about it. Honestly I have always admired fair girls who can pull off black hair and never knew why I couldn’t! I also realised I couldn’t pull off certain colours too (besides black). For people who like trying colours (I have tried purple, blue, pink, green, grey, ash, blonde etc. just to name a few), you might notice some colours look better on you and some don’t.  Someone with an equally fair skin tone could look good with black but not me as our skin tone is still slightly different. I was given various color charts to play with and at the end of the session, I understood blue and green colours were more suitable for my skin tone. This is equally true for my choice of colours for my wardrobe.  A lighter blue made my face look sharper, and more radiant as compared to a darker blue. However as I am still young, a sharper look would be more ideal but if the customer is an older lady, red which gives a more plumped up look would probably be more suitable.

Next, I tried the #GlassHair treatment. I was asked to leave it on for at least 48 hours. The end result is glossy and softer hair. It is so much so much easier to manage now. Drying time is also much shorter.  As usual, a treatment isn’t complete without Goldwell Kerasilk premium homecare! The 4-step DIY home practice is 1. Shampoo 2. Condition 3. Mask 4. Control. This comes with all #GlassHair treatments.

Oh and I almost forgot. Besides all these services, we need a hair cut that complements your face shape. I mostly walk out of salons regretting my hair cut but this time, I loved it! Victor is really talented I must say! He gave me shorter hair as requested but when I wanted to go shorter he kindly advised me not to because any shorter would curl at the ends and I would have trouble with styling it! He also taught me that layering at the ends would make my hair look frizzy hence he only layered slightly at the top to give my hair volume.

Here are the immediate results! Hubby commented he loves how classy and soft my hair is as compared to all the previous dye jobs I had! Teehee styling is also much easier because its so soft. All I need to do is blow dry and use a curling tong to curl the ends slightly. This can be done in 10 mins unlike the past when I needed at least 30 mins.

If you wish to try, you might be interested in the #RightColorMattersDiagnosis and #GlassHair promotions.

Spread the Christmas Joy with OSIM Gift Sets from $68!

It is less than 3 weeks before Christmas and have you done your shopping yet? If you haven’t, it is never too late but I think you need to start ASAP! Being the very “Kiasu” type, I have already prepared my gifts and do you wonder where I got them from? I am proud to say I got them at a steal over at OSIM!

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Why not give the gift of health to your loved ones this year to show that you care? Do you know OSIM’s Gift Sets starts from $68 – 2 for $68, $98 and $168? I believe there’s bound to be something for anyone and everyone!

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The affordable prices make these gifts suitable for anybody and everybody or for those who want to impress with premium gifts on not-so- premium budget.

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With 3 bundle gift sets to choose from, you can kill 2 birds with 1 stone – get 2 gifts of your choice for the price of 1. You could gift one to yourself and the other could be given to a colleague during secret santa office gatherings!

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For my dad, I would probably go with the $68 gift bundle that has both the  uSnooz Neck Pillow & uMask Eye Massager. He travels often and like to nap on the couch, I thought these gifts would be perfect for him! The uSnooz Neck Pillow would be a nice gift for my dad as he always complains of having a stiff neck while the  uMask Eye Massager can help to relax his tired eyes since he is always looking at documents or on the road for hours.

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As for my mom, I would go with these picks from the $98 bundle – uSnooz Massage Wrap & uVision Eye Massager as she’s always staring at accounting data or at the TV screen. I believe she would love some pampering while watching the TV or working.

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I would gift my sister, who has recently started her own family the uMist Dream Humidifier & uPure 2 Water Purifier from the $168 bundle as I believe, you are what you breathe and drink. I would love my nieces to have clean, purified water and air as its better for them growing up and I could grant them with better sleep, healthier skin and fresher water with this divine combo. Good for detox while you intox. I even doubled it up as Christmas and housewarming gifts. uMist Dream would be a good baby shower and christmas gift as it allows babies to sleep better while uPure 2 would be good for those who usually drink from the tap.

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For my grandparents, I thought I would gift them the uStiletto Leg Massager and uJolly Full Back Massager as they are always suffering from aching back and legs.

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You might want to check out their special bundle deals for this combo here.

Apart from my beloved family, of course i am not leaving out my dear girlfriends and colleagues! Remember the NEW OSIM uScalp salon-style scalp massager and OSIM uGem 2 handy beauty massager that I recently raved about? Well, there’s nothing better than helping your vain friends bring out that sculpted v-shaped face and gorgeous crowning glory they have been wishing for.

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Other than my family and friends, who else am I missing? I guess I can always gift myself since it is Christmas right? I sleep with the air-con at night, so my skin feels very dry.. that’s the reason why I got myself the OSIM uMist Dream Humidifier, say hello to cleaner air J Since I travel quite often for work, I got my hands on the OSIM uSnooz Neck Massage Wrap as well, to ease those nasty neck aches during the long flights.

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Bring your loved ones to the nearest OSIM outlet to select their favourite gifts, or better still, you can now order OSIM products online and surprise them when they received the gifts that are delivered to them!

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Check out the Christmas bundles here or below.

Christmas Exclusive

XMAS17 SET $168 B

XMAS17 SET $98 B

XMAS17 SET $68 B

Wait no further! From now till 31 Dec 2017, check out OSIM collection of Christmas Gifts from 2 products for $68! Give the gift of health this Christmas! Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a thoughtful gift for your friends and family. Available at all OSIM Stores, Roadshows or Online Webshop at www.OSIM.com

Follow @OSIM_SG on Instagram & OSIM SG Facebook Page for news and exciting giveaways this Christmas!

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Hop over to my IG and tell me which is your favourite product from the $68 OSIM Mix & Match Gift Set, and 1 lucky winner stand to WIN it home! Contest ends 17 Dec.

#OSIM #UGEM2 #USCALP #GIFTSETS #OSIMSG #CHRISTMASWITHOSIMBEAUTYHEALTHOSIM MASSAGE

Waking Up With Glow, ASTALIFT In-Focus Collective Serum Review

So what really makes my skin glow? I believe most of you are tired of hearing skincare reviews as they all sound the same BUT trust me when I say, this post will reveal to you a revolutionary serum that is probably one of the best in the market, well at least for me that is.

I was hesitant when I first heard of ASTALIFT but decided to give it a try anyway and to my pleasant surprise, their products actually worked well for my skin. I found out during my consultation that all along I have been missing one step in my skincare regime which shockingly to say, is a serum! So all along my skincare regime which comprises of Cleanser, Toner and Moisturiser, Sunblock daily isn’t enough. According to the trainer, I should add Serum before Moisturiser to allow better penetration of the nutrients from the product while Moisturiser acts as a protective layer to hydrate your skin.

Most people do not know this but ASTALIFT is developed by FUJIFILM. FUJIFILM Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, in Japan, is best known for all FUJIFILM products such as photo imaging and digital products, data storage media, graphic arts, medical and life science products for more than 20 years in Singapore.

Applying its propriety knowledge of nanotechnology for exposing and colour developing in film making, FUJIFILM created ASTALIFT, an award-winning brand that offers carefully-researched skincare and supplement products with proven efficacy.

I recently visited the newly opened third and largest boutique  in NEX, the largest mall in the Northeast region of Singapore. Spanning 688 square feet, this shop features the brand’s signature red hue to signify the vibrancy and richness of ASTALIFT.

A highlight of this retail outlet includes a skin analyser machine, where customers’ skin condition is analysed, so that suitable products can be recommended accordingly. I was fortunate enough to be given a try at their skin analyser during their roadshow. It was truly an educational experience where I got to learnt my skin’s age, and also the areas my skin was lacking in. My skin was severely lacking in hydration and drowning in oiliness. I was recommended a simple skincare regime to follow by the trainer.

Everyone listening attentively to Jason as he gave us the skincare tips.
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Here’s a pic with the skin analyser!
Results of the skin analysis will be shown on the TV
They have whitening drinks too!

Astalift In-Focus Cellactive Serum

One of the products recommended to me during the analysis was the NEW ASTALIFT In-Focus Cellactive Serum.  This serum contains Nano-Astaxanthin CP+ for stem cell anti-oxidation protection and Boswellia Serrata for existing stem cells activation. Stem Cells are re-energised to combat skin ageing like wrinkles and loss of elasticity while improving skin tone, radiance and softness. Stem Cells are additionally protected from stresses that cause skin damage. This results in delayed ageing and restoration of skin elasticity and youth through Stem Cell Rejuvenation.

ASTALIFT White Perfect Clear UV Solution SPF50+ PA+++

The serum’s texture was an intriguing film-like orangey gel texture . The Ion Sensing Technology allows immediate penetration of serum as it glides on the skin. Skin feels fresher and well-protected with a lightweight film-like texture over my face.  The therapeutic scent of Bergamot, Rose, Jasmine & Sandalwood lifted my moods instantly preparing me for a good night’s sleep. Plus, I love that it comes with a hygienic pump mechanism.

Orange film-like gel texture.
The travel-friendly sized bottle is so lightweight making it perfect to bring around.
After absorption, skin is hydrated and has a watery film-like texture.

Here’s my before and after pictures:

Skin is more hydrated and lines, pores, pimples are lesser.

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In addition to the In-Focus Cellactive Serum, the trainer also mentioned two other products to use in conjunction with the serum as a daily beauty regime. The two other products are the Jelly Aquarysta and Perfect UV Clear Solution SPF50P PA++++.

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ASTALIFT Jelly Aquarysta is their signature product. This is a jelly-type beauty essence from their aging range. The product contains “human-type nano acyl ceramide”, moisturizing ingredient stably dispersed at the world’s smallest 20nm-level, in addition to proprietary moisturizing ingredient “human-type nano ceramide”, thereby enhancing moisturizing function that moisturizes every corner of skin. This product is used straight after cleansing to enhance absorption of my other products, such as the In-Focus Cellactive Serum.

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The most essential skincare step for me would be sufficient sun protection and what better way to achieve that is to apply loads of sunblock!  Under the ASTALIFT White skincare series, this tube offers enhanced UV protection with signature ingredients to promote smoother, brighter-looking skin.

White Perfect Clear UV Solution is a multi-functional beauty essence and make-up base offering five-way protection against the sun. Besides containing D-UV Guard, the proprietary UV protecting agent that offers advanced UV protection against Deep UVA to prevent “incidental sunburn”, the new product also features the UV Action Capsule that bursts when exposed to UV rays to release a generous amount of beauty ingredients including the Vitamin C derivative.

It also has a sensor cap which changes colour to purple when it is exposed to deep UVA, to alert me that it is time to top up my sunblock. It can be applied on top of my makeup too, without worries of smudging.

Besides the range of skincare products, they have makeup too also! Which received recognition from CLEO and Her World beauty awards!

FUJIFILM’s strengths lies in image analyzing technologies, gleaned from its vast experience in the photogenic and medical fields, have also been used in skin tone reproduction technology to enhance one’s looks in the cosmetics field.

ESPECIALLY FOR YOU!

Wish to try the In-Focus Cellactive Serum? ASTALIFT is giving away a  3-day sample at any of the following outlets, all you have to do is quote my name “SYDNEY” when you visit the outlets

ASTALIFT @ Wisma Atria

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Telephone Number: (+65) 6238-6386 Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily

ASTALIFT @ JEM

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Telephone Number: (+65) 6734-8860 Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily

ASTALIFT @ NEX

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Telephone Number: (+65) 6481-3937 Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily

Learn more about the In-focus Cellactive Serum HEREhttp://bit.ly/2x7siOI

Travel Journey With SG BusLeh App!

As we all know, the MRT’s are not very reliable due to the breakdowns and now most Singaporeans like myself are relying more on buses which is why SGBusLeh app comes in handy!

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I believe for most singaporeans we have more or less ran after a bus before and of course that includes myself! Previously when I used to take the bus to work, I would either miss the bus, or have to wait for a long time before the buses arrive and worse, I remember chasing after buses!

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Good news for those who hate chasing, missing or waiting for buses as the SG BusLeh app is here to rid us of the agony.

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Developed by local mobile app development consultancy, Originally US, who’s one of the top mobile app developer in Singapore which specializes in designing and developing amazing mobile apps that look and feel great, this app is going to be one of the highly used apps I believe!

Firstly, it is Free Of Charge (FOC) so it doesn’t keep you from downloading it for free and trying it out to see if it works for you.

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You don’t have to sign up an account to use it which I like because most apps these days require you to sign up before you can start using the app.

And not to mention the app really stands out when I am using my phone because the app is RED in color.

Very clear labelling of bus stops so you know exactly which bus stop are they referring to and which bus stop are you at. You will never need to ask strangers awkwardly which bus you got to take to arrive at your destinations.

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It tells you which buses each bus stop has, the exact waiting time of each bus and which buses are handicap friendly. It also indicates if the arriving buses are double deck or bendy plus, LOST? You can search for nearby buses and bus stops.

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It brings on the singlish jokes while you can ‘stalk’ physical location of upcoming buses on a map (instead of relying on just bus timing).

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You can search for buses by the place, bus stops or best, bus numbers!

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And who doesn’t like freebies? Get freebies under their ‘LOBANG’ tab.

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Oh and you can tap your EZ-Link card to check balance using SG BusLeh (on supported devices) so you no longer need to awkwardly  exchange coins with strangers to take the buses.

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If you are on a bus, Busleh can notify you when your are arriving at your destination stop so you can inform your friends of your Estimated Time Of Arrival (ETA).

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You can also favoritise your buses according to the frequent buses you take

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Last but not least, they have SMRT train timings too so that you can organize your trip better if you need to change to trains during your journey. Oh and even better for NTU & NUS students because they have your internal bus timings available too but sadly it is currently ONLY available on Android. Hopefully they release it on iPhones soon!

Honestly everyone should get this app because it is useful for commuters like us who hate running after buses. You can download this amazing app over at google play store or Apple store!

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;

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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

 

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.
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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)!

 

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.

 

 

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

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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

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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
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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!

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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!