My hair is in such a mess with fading colors and untrimmed ends. Sometimes I hope I can just live with my natural black hair, but I just can’t. Cos I think I look damn old in black. And hair dye is my only option but it’s super damaging for the hair. Hence treatment is definitely a MUST after every hairdye. This is the reason why my hair could endure so much chemical procedures after countless hairdye. (And partially because I’m in this trade and I have awesome possum products in keeping my hair healthy!)
Some tips of keeping your hair in tip top condition:
OMG AM I BALDING?!?! Please tell me that’s my hair parting only!!! *paranoid me spams scalp tonic*
I’ve picked some ash-ey grey color and that tones down my hair color slightly.
That’s Tonny! We can talk about anything under the sun!! He keeps me entertained throughout hahaha!
And followed by a scalp and hair treatment from Philip Kingsley that Modern Style just brought in!
It is exceptionally important to take care of our scalp! Though scalp tonic may help, we should get our scalp treatment with the professionals twice a week to maintain healthy and clean scalp.
Many people should know facial exfoliation, yes our scalp needs exfoliation to scrub the dead cells away too! And after exfoliation, scalp tonic will be able to penetrate better!
Here’s Tonny doing the scalp exfoliation and followed by head massage. So Tonny told me there’s a few acupoints on our head that will stimulate hair growth and taught me the correct way to massage our head!
Trying out Philip Kingsley one step hair treatment. Their products are clinical and odourless but nonetheless it works like magic!
BYE I’m off to the space~~~
So happy with the results! Another hair and scalp session done! My scalp feels really clean after the exfoliation!
Done with my hair cut too! I am exceptionally particular about keeping my hair length and Tonny did a great job by keeping my hair length yet trimming away the unhealthy hair ends! He knows my expectation of a good hairdo best.
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Here’s Jacqueline and my journey to plastic surgery in a nutshell… Thank you ABC-KOREA for this video!
I have received comments regarding the healing process etc, so here it is!
If you’re wondering, post surgery wasn’t a single bit painful at all. I have bought Tylenol (for pain relief) and I consumed none. But your clinic will provide you with a full course of medicines to aid in your recovery.
Day 1. Back in the hotel right after surgery. My eyes have lots of discharge so the boyfriend uses wet cotton swabs (dipped with water) to clean them. I wake up everyday to glued eyes and dry throat (cos I have to breathe through my mouth)!
Day 2. Back to Grand clinic to get the dressings done and cleaning up of wounds.
Up close. It’s gore-rish lah but I think it’s only right for me to show you the full healing process. My nose kept bleeding non-stop for like 2-3 days but it’s perfectly normal! So if you are experiencing this in future don’t be afraid! But please don’t stuff tissue into your nostrils to stop the blood from flowing, just wipe it off gently.
My hair looks oily cos I think my fats (which they extracted from my thighs for fat grafting) got all over my hair and I’m not allowed to shower for a few days! And when I tried to wipe it off, it looks………. yellowish. Eeek. Alright and all I did was to wipe my body with a wet towel since I can’t shower. As for your hair, it will be ok to go hair salons to get it washed.
I went shopping after my check up and I got tired soon after. I think I overestimated myself hahaha. But it’s good to walk more after the surgery because it helps in blood circulation and hence it will deswell faster!
My everyday (instant) meal. This was like the best dish ever during my recovery days, other than the very awful pumpkin porridge. Pumpkin porridge is my worst nightmare ever, I got no choice but to swallow it down my throat……………. ew. Pumpkin is said aid in fast recovery, so yeah no choice.
Day 4. My recovery is speedy!! But I think I have a chipmunk mouth I don’t know why hahaha! I’m sick of those instant porridge and I challenged myself to eat udon!! Apparently my mouth couldn’t even open fully and the udon slips out from my mouth everytime I tried to eat, really annoying!!
Day 5. Back at Grand for check up!
Bad bruising around my eyes area but the swell is healing well! No idea why didn’t the nurses clean off those markings on my face………………….
Day 6. Finally had a shower in many days!!!!! And this is the day I can eat normally already! Notice there’s a blood shot on my eye? It took about 6 weeks to recover fully.
& 2 puffballs went shopping at Hongdae together!!
Day 7. In the streets of Myeongdong with oppa!!!
Day 8. Gonna remove my stitches and the nose cast!! *happy*
Waiting happily to get the stitches and nose cast removed! & Jacqueline munching away on my hamburger bread bit by bit haha!!
I returned to work on the 13th day after my surgery and this was how I look like……. returned back to work so soon because I used up all my leave already!!!!! LOL
I look weird/fat/swelledup/huge nose/funny chipmunk mouth.
Day 14. A lot of tiny zits appeared around my nose and forehead area. I supposed that was because of my rhinoplasty? But it healed in like 3-5 days after!
Day 20. It appears to be more natural already!
For any questions please leave a reply below and I will revert asap!
You might also want to read up on PARTI and PARTII here:
Holla! Roy and I ‘ve been discussing about the wedding plans lately because we highly think that we are running out of time already!!!!! I don’t know why our BTO project build so fast!! And meaning the faster we get our keys, the faster we need to get married!!! WALAO. We always think that we can take our time and at our own pace because we didn’t plan to hold our wedding or get married so soon. But I think we really need to chop chop curry pok already. HELPPPPPP!!!!!!!
This is how fast it’s going…… I’m excited and worried at the same time HAHA. I didn’t know I’ll be getting my own flat so soon…. Roy and I were just trying our luck in the BTO ballot for the first time 2 years back lol.
(pics from my project fb)
(pic from my project fb)
(pic from my project fb)
Judging from the pace, I think we might be able to get the keys in the 4th quarter of 2015 or 1st quarter of 2016?
It’s too speedy. And I think we have to produce the marriage certificate on or before the date we take possession of the flat? We were thinking if we should just randomly go sign the marriage certificate on any other day in tee shirt, shorts and slippers hahaha! And then hold the wedding banquet on a later date after getting the flat.. Or should we get everything done before possession of flat. Omg this HDB rule is driving many people to their wits’ end.
Ok never mind about that, we’ll plan ahead for now in case everything comes together in future then we will really be cash tight :(
12 months or before
☐ Pick a date
☐ Work out your budget
☑ Start Guest List (Rough) – To get an approximate head count so that you can decide on the wedding venue / wedding banquet & Ballroom
☐ Hire a wedding planner or wedding decor if desired
☑ Research Wedding Theme and Ideas
☐ Research and Book Venue
☐ Research & Hire the photographer, videographer, makeup artists and entertainment – Professional Wedding vendors can be hired 10-20 months before. Distinguished services are always hired first and this is why couples would change their date to accommodate specific vendors, which is the ultimate compliment next to referrals.
11 months – 10 months
☑ Research your wedding dress
☐ Sign up Bridal Package / Tailor Wedding Dresses and Suits
☐ Pre-wedding photoshoot preparations -Do research on locations and ideas and prepare props
☐ Diet or exercise regime – Diet & Exercise Regime should start at least 3 months before your pre wedding photoshoot to ensure you look good in the photo
9 months – 8 months
☐ Shop for pre-Wedding Photoshoot Attire
☐ Pre-wedding photoshoot – Should be taken at least 6 months before to allow ample time for the photographer to edit and print out the album. It is advisable to be taken earlier so that you can use the photos for Save-the-date.
☐ More Research on Wedding Theme & Decorations
☐ Book a Florist
☐ Book a Bridal Car
7 months – 6 months
☐ Send out Save-the- Date
☐ Invitation Card Design & Printing
☐ Research and Order Wedding Cake & Dessert Table if desired
5 months – 4 months
☐ Shop for bridesmaid’s dresses
☐ Shop for Wedding Shoes & Accessories
☐ Choose your music
☐ Childhood montage
☐ Finalize Wedding Guest List
☐ Research Bridal Hairstyles and Makeups for Day and Night
☐ Arrange Trial Makeup and Hairdo Session – Research before the meeting so that you can discuss with your Mua
☐ Send out the Invitation Cards
☐ Purchase your undergarments & Foundation Garments – Buy your foundation garments before your first fitting, and bring them to ALL of your fittings
☐ Start Dress Fittings
☐ Finalize the order of the ceremony and reception
☐ Send your event schedule to the vendors
☐ Food Tasting
☐ Wine & Liquor Tasting & Ordering
☐ Enter RSVPs into your guest-list database
☐ Assign Seating
☐ Collecting Wedding Photo Album & Send for Canvas Printing
☐ Touch base again with all the vendors
☐ Meet with Actual Day photographers and Videographers
☐ Review the playlist with the band and deejay and run through the schedule
☐ Enjoy a bachelorette party / hens night – Arranging a night out with your girlfriends
☐ Write Vows / Speech
☐ Confirm times for hair and makeup and all other vendors
☐ Visit the dressmaker / bridal house for your last dress fitting
☐ Delegate small wedding-day tasks to your helper / bridesmaids – Choose someone to bustle your dress, carry your things, in charge of gifts / Ang Pao, and someone to be the point person for each vendor.
☐ Reconfirm arrival times with vendors
☐ Pick up your dress
☐ Set aside checks for the vendors – To be handed out after the event
☐ Decorate your Bridal Room
☐ Book a spa treatment – Make an appointment for a manicure and a pedicure before the wedding, you might want to get a stress-relieving massage too
☐ Prepare your luggage
☐ Prepare Ang Pao for tea ceremony, gate crash
☐ Decorate Wedding Car
☐ Collect Flower Buoquets and Corsages
☐ Send out reminder to Photographers, Videographers, Makeup Artists & Helpers, Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
Right, we’re only at stage 1. No auspicious dates picked yet, no plans, no idea where to start from. I only know I’m getting married but don’t know how to. LOL
If only I had a wedding planner……………………………………………………………. (but that will sure cost us a bomb). Or rather if only I am rich……………………….. $$$$$$
Our first wedding show that we attended was to InterContinental Hotel last weekend. Totally loving the Colonial theme, french windows and crystal chandeliers.
The grand ballroom
I got their event coordinator to show me the bridal suite and that lady gladly led me to the room. They have great hospitality and gave me really detailed explanation about their wedding packages!
She said the wedding sheets will be in red instead of their usual white for newly wed couples!
Roy and I really like InterContinental! But we shall view a few more before we decide on one.
Not forgetting the most important thing – PICK AN AUSPICIOUS DATE!!
I didn’t know there’s so many dates that need to be picked. ROM date, An Chuang(安床) date, betrothal gift date etc!!!
Met a humble Geomancer, Master David Tong at InterContinental the other day. Did some researches and apparently he’s one of the most popular wedding “Guru” in Singapore and his charges aren’t too steep! I will need to see you soon Master Tong!!!
I will need a lot of suggestions and recommendations! And if you have any, kindly drop me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a reply below! Your help is greatly appreciated! *Blow kisses*
Today I will be writing on the surgery day itself. And be warned, there will be disturbing images. You may want to carry on reading, or not.
My surgery was on the 14th October and it was definitely a life changing day for me. So the day before I was really nervous and Roy decided to bring me to Everland and let me ease my mind by shouting from all those rides. But sadly I did not enjoy those rides a single bit (!!!!) LOL.
Hoping I will be tired and restless from those rides therefore I will be able to get a good sleep that night….. IT DIDN’T WORK AT ALL. I slept at 3am and woke up at 5am. And…. I CRIED and ate some sucky walnut bread as my last meal HAHA (I was told to fast 6 hours before). I got so depressed and scared yet at the same time I am so determined to go for the surgery. It was a mixture of all feelings when the time is drawing nearer and nearer.
So I headed over to Grand at 9:30am to change into the surgery outfit, had my final consultation and photo taking.
Meet the handsome surgeon Dr. Yoon Sung Won! Dr. Yoon will be doing my eyes and fat-graft.
He is really pleasant, professional and attentive. Dr. Yoon listens to what patients really want and would advise on what is suitable on ones’ face.
I wanted parallel eyelids and I came across one that I saw on Grand’s before and after booklets. ↓↓↓
It look really good!!
But sadly, Dr. Yoon said I’m not suitable for parallel folds!!!!! I’M LIKE WHATTTTTTTTTTT Ok and that’s mainly because I have deep Mongolian fold.
Which means the structure of my eyes is somewhat like the picture on the left below. ↓↓↓
(picture from google)
And if I insist on parallel folds I will have to have additional procedure which is Epicanthoplasty. (Right)↑ ↑
And apparently, I chose to go with Tapered eyelid because I will be doing Rhinoplasty and I’m afraid the height of my new nose bridge will somewhat draws my eyes nearer already. And if I were to do epicanthoplasty, my eyes would look even closer to each other and it will look really funny hahaha. Therefore I forgo my long-awaited parallel folds……….
Dr. Yoon was trying to show me how my eyelids would look like.
Here’s the difference between tapered and parallel lids:
(picture from Google)
And then Dr. Yoon suggests where will my fat-graft be done.
Now he made markings on my face on where my fats would be injected into. I am worried how are they gonna draw fats from my stick-like thighs LOL. (Somehow they managed to hahaha)
Meow I’m sick of this sick face HAHA.
Meeting my nose surgeon Dr. Hong Seuck Jung.
Dr. Hong was a former plastic surgeon from Core Plastic Surgery, Cinderella Plastic Surgery and Wonjin Plastic Surgery.
Given his many years of experience, I know I am definitely in safe hands!!
So Dr. Hong suggested that 95degree elevated nose will look good on my face shape and I’m pretty agreeable to it because most Koreans nose look good with elevated nose!!
And part of my nose bridge will be shaved off as I have a mild hump on it. Injections need to be done to dissolve some remaining fillers on my nose. Instead of ear cartilage, Dr. Hong will be using nasal septum cartilage on my nose tip.
I lay on the bed for prolly 2 hours before the surgery. Thank God Roy was here to keep me companied for the whole time. And the wait made me more excited than nervous cause I want this to end soon!!!!
I can’t smile anymore lol. Last pic before surgery.
I walked to the lift, and down to Grand’s level 2 (sugery theatre). Laid on the sugery bed, was put on drips and I can hear my heart beat thumping away on the pulse/heartbeat monitor. Soon after I fell into deeeeep sleep for a good 6-7 hours.
All I can remember was asking for water and going to the washroom after gaining conscious. I WAS SUPER THIRSTY.
And this was how I look right after the surgery.
DON’T SAY I NEVER WARN YOU AH. THE PICTURES I’M GONNA POST IS DISTURBING.
There was ZERO pain at all even though it looks scary and bloody lah. And I proudly said “IT’S FINALLY OVER!!!!”
After having to wait for almost 7 hours and countless checks with the nurses around, Roy can finally have me back in his arms!!!! (Although I can see his reluctance in kissing me -___________-” hehe)
I wasn’t in the right mind and have no strength to do anything but luckily he had settled my medications, next appointment and even bought bowls of instant pumpkin soup already. Thank you annoying hunnybun.
And the most important thing was to Skype my pappy, mama and sis back in Singapore!! They must have been worried sick for me :(
But yay! I’m looking way “prettier” hehehe!
Cheers! Sorry if these pictures made you nausea/puke!!!!! But I’m ecstatic right after the surgery and that explains my selfies!!!!!
Alright till then! I will blog about the recovery process in my next update!
You might also like to read up on PARTI and PARTIII here:
It’s been almost 4 weeks from my surgery in GRAND and I’m healing pretty well till now. I’ll be penning down my genuine thoughts on it and the procedures throughout. Hope I will be able to answer and give anyone of you a brief idea if you’re keen about it in this post.
I have been considering on going for plastic surgery years ago but I have ZERO COURAGE to go under the knife. I don’t wish to rely on fillers and botox for the rest of my life because it is a hassle for me to get them touch up every year or so. Another reason was that I have really thin double eyelid by nature and I use eyelid tapes since years ago to create that thick and parallel eyelid crease. And look at my eyes now, I have multiple and loose eyelids due to long term usage of eyelid tapes. YES, the eyelid tapes made my eyelids loose and hence the multiple crease which I think it’s really ugly and it made my eyes look droopy and sleepy ALWAYS. Not forgetting the humongous eyebag which I had always wanted to remove!!
Another part of my face which I think I can improve on permanently was my nose. It looked bulbous from the front.
Now you see this, give me any reasons not to improve myself.
And when I made up my mind and released the news to those who are close to me that I will be going for plastic…. most of them was like ‘huh do you really need that?’ ‘are you sure?’ ‘don’t go for it!!’ Most of it was negative. But for me, I was firm on my decision, I want to be pretty even when I remove my make up lol. I got to know my surgery date 2 months before, and for the whole of that 2 months I had sleepless nights. I can’t sleep well, I toss and turn on the bed for hours before sleeping and I need to rely on melatonin. I guess I was too nervous and scared about the procedures. Or is it just me? I wanna go for the surgery badly yet I’m so scared lol. But thankfully enough, Roy was able to make himself free and accompany me to Korea for this trip!
So what have I prepared before plastic surgery procedures?
– Drink lots of pineapple juice a week prior to your surgery to aid in fast recovery. This was the one I had.
- Research on the looks that you would like to achieve. Jessica Jung!!!! Major love~~
- No nail polish lest it gets into your wound and causes infection.
Things to bring for a plastic surgery trip:
1. Wet facial wipes. For me I chose Simple because it is alcohol-free and it is mild to skin. As I can’t wash my face for a week after the surgery, this is my only saviour.
2. Dettol wet wipes. You need to keep your hands clean and germs-free before touching your face.
3. Cotton swab/Q-tip. I used ALOT of this to clean the wounds and discharge from my eyes.
Here at my first visit to Grand Plastic Surgery which was conveniently located just meters away from Sinsa-Station. The iconic gold and tall building was really………. GRAND. It doesn’t look like any other normal clinics hehe, I’m truly awed by not only the exterior, but interior too!
While waiting for our consultation with Grand’s pioneer doctor, Dr. Ryu……
Browsing through their clients’ before and after pictures.
And goofing around with Jacq in their consultation room.
Dr. Ryu was really busy…………… think we waited for like an hour or two!!
And then we had their in-house consultant before meeting Dr. Ryu, where she will briefly advise on the procedures needed. Some Doctors and nurses would speak to you in Korean but fret not, they have assistants who can speak in all kinds of language!!! Sue (the pretty lady who translated for me) was super nice, helpful and attentive. I was so sad it wasn’t her who attended to me on my surgery day :(
Ok I do not have the photos with Dr. Ryu though :(
But here’s Dr. Ryu’s intended procedures for me.
1. Full Incision Method Double Eyelid Surgery
2. Ptosis Correction
3. Eye Bag Repositioning
4. Nose Bridge + Nose Tip Surgery
5. Fat grafting
* Forehead (Initial Area)
* Front Malar (Additional Area)
* Chin (Additional Area)
* Nasolabial Fold (Additional Area)
Next up was photoshoot at a particular studio in Gangnam.
The girls who did my makeup and hair were nice and cute~!
Alrighty that’s all for now! I will update on my surgery day soonish! For any queries, leave a comment below and I will reply asap!
You might also like to read up on PARTII and PARTIII here:
Oh yes you heard me right, I’ll be going to Korea for my plastic surgery in few days’ days time! (you could probably hear my heart thumping from your side yeah? hahaha!)
Thankful for the great opportunity, thank you Grand Plastic Surgery Korea!
A little about Grand Plastic Surgery…….
Grand is located in the heart of Sinsa, Gangnam.
Grand ensures to provide customized and qualified medical service to its patients and 30 medical specialists such as plastic surgeons, dentists, anesthesiologists, dermatologists and physicians collaborate together to enhance patient’s safety and customer satisfaction.
Grand can perform any type of plastic surgery such as eye, nose, facial contouring, body shaping and anti-aging surgeries.
Grand has a special patient safety system which is controlled by 4 anesthesiologists, Uninterruptible Power Supply, High-tech Monitoring System, Air Shower System and Sevoflurane Anesthesia.
Grand provides customized post-surgery treatment for its patients such as high frequency, ultrasonic, O2, Vitamin, Moisturizing, Infrared-rays, Massages, etc depending on a type of surgery.
Grand has been featured in media such as NHK, ELLE, Vogue and other media sources.
Grand Plastic Surgery has been considered as No.1 plastic surgery center in Asia and now aiming to be a global beauty leader!
ACHIEVEMENTS * Selected as No. 1 reputable plastic surgery clinic in Korea by the largest Portal site – NAVER.COM * Designated Official Medical Institution for International Patient Referrals by the Ministry of Health & Welfare
Here’s a non-photoshopped collage and that will probably explain why do I need plastic surgery.
1. BULBOUS NOSE
2. THIN EYELIDS
3. BAD DOUBLE EYEBAGS
4. LAUGH LINES
5. GLABELLAR LINES (forehead lines)
I am NOT PLEASED with my face. My friends are telling me that I do not need to undergo plastic surgery. But after seeing the picture above do you (really) still think so? Selfies have never been easier for me……………. sometimes I hate the feeling of taking 20 pictures and none of it are “Instagram-worthy” unlike those pretty babes who can just upload ANY pictures taken at ANY angle. That’s just unfair.
I can’t wait for my turn to be a beautiful swan so I could take selfies without having to edit pictures and I can’t wait to proudly throw my eyelid tapes away!!!
I will be going for…. 1. BLEPHEROPLASTY 2. RHINOPLASTY 3. FAT GRAFTING
A few of my references:
1. A Chinese model (I don’t know her name though)
2. Park Sora, popular StyleNanda model
3. Angelababy, popular HongKong star
I wonder why when it comes to plastic surgery, the top of the mind face for most girls would always be Angelababy. And I’ve seen people who underwent surgery to be like her. But her face is definitely angelic! I still have no idea which kind of nose and eyes would I prefer so I shall let my Doctor decides what’s best for my face!
I’ll be posting pictures and updates of my plastic surgery experience on Instagram!
My hair is extremely important to me cos I’m in the Hair industry hence it always have to be presentable at all times. I am very particular about the products I’m using and hence I will only trust my hair to salons that uses good and reputable products. And that is probably why I am still able to maintain healthy and shiny hair despite all the constant bleaching, and coloring.
A few quick tips for maintaining healthy hair:
-Getting the correct and knowledgeable stylist is IMPORTANT.
A knowledgeable stylist will know HAIR SCIENCE and the correct way to manage with your hair. There is so much about our hair that not all of the hairstylists would know of. Make sure your hair stylist advise you on what will they be using on your hair. Choose a stylist that not only make your hair pretty, but healthy too!
-Try not to change too your hair stylist too often.
Stick to your stylist because they would know the progress of your hair and which product suits best for your hair.
-Good hair maintenance at home is ESSENTIAL.
Good shampoo and conditioner are often neglected, and I mean GOOD. Haircare that’s bought OTC (Off the counter) are usually of lower quality than those retailing in salons. That explains for their price difference as well. AVOID using shampoos with a lot of foam, this is because foams are caused by Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) that is considered as harsh detergent that will strip off the essential oils in your hair causing your hair to be dry.
I’m excited to unveil my new hair in the trusty hands of Tonny from Modern Style Salon!
BEAUTIFUL MERMAID COLORS.
I must say Tonny is really good in such color mixtures and hair designing. Can you see the smooth gradient in my hair? Ash – Green – Blue.
I’m in love with the green and blue that I am contemplating if I should ask Tonny to do it on my whole head instead. HAHA
Ohya why did I have the thought of dyeing such funky colors cos I was googling for ideas, so I just sent Tonny the picture I found thru Whatsapp few days before and ta-daahhh! He got it done beautifully for me, even prettier than the picture I found!!
I stepped out of the salon and went to meet my clients, and I was so happy my new hair received tons of compliments!!
So if you visit Modern Style Salon………. do not forget to
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