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17.6.15

{Face Treatment x Simplistiq}

Was really thrilled & nervous when I pop by Simplistiq for my first face treatment as I have pretty bad experiences when it comes to facial or anything related to face treatments :/
I have a fair bit of small bumps &pimples on my face.


It gets worse whenever my period is approaching.
I always needa mentally prepare myself whenever I’m going for facial as
It usually hurts so much (ok, maybe my pain threshold isn’t very high)
That I will start tearing.
To top it off,
I always leave the beauty center with a swollen face & tons of huge red spots.
HAHAH J always needa bear w me whining bout
how bad I look now with all those swollen red spots all over my face.

Not sure if y’all experienced having those big pimple bumps on your face
&no matter how much you poke it,
nothing comes out?
I have one of those & it has been bothering me for close to 2months :/
I asked the beauty centre that I usually go to for help
&they did a laser treatment thingy for me.
It kinda burnt my face &the area where they treated started bleeding the follow day D:

Can you see the dark red spot? 
This was taken a few days after the laser treatment w the beauty centre.
It was way worse & bigger before.
You can also see that I have spots & scar on this side of my face. 

That's kinda why I was quite nervous when I heard that Simplistiq will be giving me a Simplisfiq laser treatment.
Before I talk about my experience with Simplistiq,
Here’s some information on what the laser treatment is:
The laser is a beam of energy at wavelength of 1064nm.
The power of the beam can be set at different intensity so as to accommodate to individual skin condition and expectations.
This treatment can be used for pigmentation (freckles, sun spots, age spots, brown spots, melisma, birthmarks), acne marks, skin lightening and brightening, rejuvenation and pimples and acne.

Was informed that it’s really great for clearance of acne marks and also helps to prevent & treat pimples.
Sounds pretty awesome ehh? Heh
Not only that,
It can also aid in shrinking oil glands, helping with oil control
&the heat engery from the laser stimulates collagen production for firmer skin.

Dr. Tan mentioned that he would check how high my pain threshold is during my first laser treatment, which kinda scared me a little
as my pain tolerance isn’t very high :/

Me trying to remain calm & look cool cause I saw the laser machine that 
Dr. Tan's gonna use :x


How the laser treatment looks like:



The Laser Facial is a combination of laser & hydrafacial Vortex fusion.
A laser procedure was first used to treat & clean the skin (clearing away impurities like dead skin cells &dirt).
So did it hurt?
Dr. Tan did a few rounds of the laser procedure,
Starting with the lowest intensity & increasing slightly each round.
It was bearable at first.
Kinda felt like ant are constantly biting me hahah
It started to sting a little afterwards & Dr. Tan informed me that he would probably apply the numbing cream on me the next time round.
:p
I def welcome the numbing cream hahah
Can I just add that J was laughing at me when I subconsciously screamed out "ouch"?!?
...
He mentioned that it’s probably slightly more painful for me cause I have tiny facial hairs & that the laser treatment can also help in reducing facial hair!
HORRAYY!!!
  

Skin was slightly pinkish after the laser treatment
but no burnt marks/ red spots :D


After the laser was done,
Dr. Tan applied a mild chemical peel to unclog pores & blackheads.
I have tons of them on my nose hahah
After that,
He did a vacuum suction extraction of the pores, which was totally pain-free.
Was really happy bout how it didn’t leave any marks after :]

Thought the suction part felt quite "shiok" 
like all the blackheads are finally getting sucked out hahaha

Next,
A cooling infusion of antioxidants, peptides &hyaluronic acid was infused into my skin using the Vortex technology.
The antioxidants help to protect against free-radical damage such as the sun, pollution, poor lifestyle habits & aging.
(Thank goodness cause I love sun-tanning hahaha)
Hyaluronic acid is used for hydration of skin &maintenance of long-term moisture, giving the "bouncy" feeling on the skin.
Peptides were used to firm &nourish skin structure.

Lastly,
They applied their in-house Vitamin K serum onto my face to enhance
Skin renewal & brightening.


J kept going on bout how my face looks so bright & clear after the treatment hahah



Really satisfied w Simplistiq’s laser treatment
&unlike my experiences w the beauty centre,
the laser treatment didn’t leave a single bit of mark/ red spots on my face.
Definitely looking forward to more sessions w them to even better results in the long run :}


Curious bout their laser treatment & thinking bout giving it a go?
Guess what!
Simplistiq is having a GSS + SG 50 promo
whereby laser trials are going at only $50! :o
Hurry if you wanna give it a go as it’s only valid till 26th July!


Check out their website more info :D



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10.6.15

{SalonVim GSS Promo}

Popped by SalonVim yesterday for a colour touch-up (went a lil more ashy at the ends) 
&did my favourite treatment (Kerathermie treatment) which helps to restore & strengthen damaged hair.



Anyways, 
great news for y'all!
SalonVim is having a GSS Promo till the end of July!

Here are the 3 amazing promos that they are having:

1. Pre-Treatment
Set your hair and mind at ease before chemical application! We highly recommend doing pre-care before chemical services such as coloring, texture control, perm. It helps to protect and repair the cuticle layer, maintaining an even absorption for chemical services after, so hair condition is not being compromised in the process.

GSS Special: $40 (all lengths)


2. Texture Control
New anti-frizz treatment designed by Gary Chew, Co-Founder of Salon Vim.

"The gist behind this treatment is all about technique and understanding hair anatomy. When I designed this treatment, I had in mind many of our customer’s common struggles are having to deal with frizzy hair in Singapore’s humid weather. I was looking to create something better than what was available in the market.

Therefore, I created texture control – a well rounded nourishing treatment for extremely soft, frizz-free, naturally straight and much more manageable hair. We have been receiving excellent feedback from clients who tried it and in my 20 years of doing hair, this is the best i ever seen. The hair feels incredibly soft!!

The treatment process takes about 2-3 hours but with such amazing results, you can expect to spend lesser time styling and maintaining great looking hair everyday simply because it already looks so smooth and shiny!" 
Gary Chew,  Co-Founder of Salon Vim.

GSS Special:
Shoulder Length and Above $348
Chest Length and Below $398


3. L'Oreal V Look x Salon Vim "FREE" SS'15 Color Collection
(image attached in email)
This spring/summer 15, the Salon Vim team created "FREE" color trend collection, catering to different identities and age groups. Inspired by freedom of choice – going beyond the borders where we encourage the stylist’s freedom of expression guided by each and every individual’s expertise.

L'Oreal V Look is all about finding the right haircut and color to complement your face shape making it appear slimmer and more defined. In partnership with L'Oreal Professionel's V Look technique, we present to you this season's hottest cut + color + highlights package!

GSS Special Package: 
Hair cut + Color + Highlights 
$125 and above



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6.6.15

{Mean Comments}

Some of y'all have asked bout the link to my feature on Yahoo,
You can read the article here
I have actually been preparing & planning on what to say/share on this blogpost ever since 
I have seen some of the comments that were posted on Yahoo. 

First &foremost, 
I really do think this column is great for inspiring women/girls.
Its a column where Cheryl Tay (the photographer & writer)
shares different girl's story each week to inspire others to workout.
So why was I preparing for this post?
It's cause I saw all the "comments" coming 
even before my post was up. 
I have read some of the comments given to others who were featured 
& I must say, 
they were really rude & disrespectful. 
Needless to say, 
I'm pretty sure I will receive the same treatment too. 
It's not cause Yahoo is a bad platform/website or anything!
Don't get me wrong, 
it's just that the website allows anonymous posting of comments. 
Which means, 
people can post whatever they wanna say without people actually finding who they really are/
what they look like. 

Anyho, 
I wasn't surprise when I read the comments on feature hahah
You must thinking that I'm doing this outta anger 
but it's funny how I'm not even pissed at all. 
I have received such treatment on the internet before,
countless of times.
I believe that those words are only hurtful when you let them get to you. 
I'm writing this post cause I wanna let the many many other girls out there
know that they are not alone. 
That I know how they feel, 
what's it like to be called names 
&have nasty words thrown at you. 
I have read many mails from girls who are getting bullied 
& it really pissed me off to know that they are hurting so much from it. 
I know its hard to not let those insults get to you 
but you gotta remember this, 
does the person's opinions of you really matter so much?

Lemme share with y'all some of the "comments" that I've received from the feature:







Do y'all understand how shallow these comments are?
:/ 
it's the typical guy (not all guys are like that) mentality whereby women should have big boobs 
& a curvy body. 
They even commented bout things like how my smile...
Feeling really amused right now hahah 
Like seriously? 
I hope they are feeling better bout themselves after sharing their "views". hahah 
I tried putting myself in their position 
&I realised that maybe, just maybe, 
they are leading a really sad/lonely life. 
Not trying to be sarcastic or anything but really, 
it takes a lot to able to say such things to another person. 
 Maybe they live to hurt others cause they aren't having a good life themselves, 
maybe making others feel as miserable as them makes them feel better bout themselves, 
maybe they are just bored & wanna have some "fun/cheap thrills" on the internet. 
I don't really know but I know for sure that 
I will never be able to say/type such things.
It just says a lot bout the kinda person you are. 

I can understand how easy it is to let such things get to you. 
I was really affected when the first ever "hate" comment was written on my ig post. 
I remember crying over it...
How silly of me huh?
I've learnt to use these "feedbacks" positively &push myself to work even harder. 
I realised that those who are saying these things don't even know me at all, 
they didn't even bother reading my article, 
all they did was judge me by my appearance. 
It's just really ridic that boobs/curvy bodies are what some men only look for 
&is their definition of a woman. 
The only thing that pisses me off is that they are treating women as objects
& are constantly trying to shove their idea of "perfect" in our faces. 
Well, 
guys who think with their D**** don't deserve respect at all 
cause they don't even respect women :p
(No offense to anyone!)
That being said, not all men are like that :)

Social media is playing a bigger & bigger role in our lives 
& its the perfect place for people to write hate comments cause they can hide behind their screens.
Don't ever let them get to you. 
Remember that you are so much more than that. 
Be the bigger person
&if you ever need someone to share your problems with, 
I'm an email away :]


(Thank you everyone for your kind comments! *blush*)

Lastly, 
I refused to fit into society's idea of perfect. 
Everyone is different & everyone is beautiful in their own ways. 
I know I'm not super pretty/ curvy/ gorgeous 
but that's just the way I am.
I may not be blessed with super model looks/ big boobs/ killer bod with good genes
 but I have some any other things. 
I have an amazing family, 
friends that I can count on 
&of course, my bf heh :}
Instead of focusing on what you don't have/ 
pay attention to what you have instead. 
hahah & of course, put in hard work
cause hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard:>

Shall end this post here!

This person's comment cracked me up HAHAHAH 



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18.5.15

{Eating in moderation&Tips for eating out}

Hope I didn't keep y'all waiting for too long for this post!
Been busy with school (project submissions and exams) lately. 
Will be sharing bout what's my diet like.
how I eat in moderation
&some tips to making healthier choices. 

So what exactly is eating in "moderation"?
To me, 
It's about the quantity & frequency at which you eat certain kind of foods.
Here are some examples on how I eat certain things in moderation:

1. Fast Food

Lucky for me, 
Fast food is something that I can do without. 
One of the reasons why fast food can be "addictive" 
is cause they are high sodium content. 
You will find that you wouldn't have cravings for it/ 
wanna eat fast food if you don't eat them for a certain amount of time. 
I don't really eat fast food often
& most probably eat in once/twice in 3months. 

2. Desserts



Wouldn't deny that I have a sweet tooth. 
I love cakes, chocolates & ice cream. 
Remember how the quantity & frequency is important?
I don't restrict myself from eating them but I do watch the amount 
&frequency of which I'm consuming them.
Best tip for desserts?
Share them! hahah Sharing of calories = double the happiness :p
This means that I usually share a slice of cake/ice cream/chocolates with someone.
I don't polish off the entire thing on my own. 
I also don't eat them on a daily basis.
Probably thrice a week heh

Another example would be to eat only 1/3 or 1/2 the chocolate bar or
 one or 1/2 a scoop of ice cream.
DONT BE GREEDY! hahah  

3. Fried Food

We all know that fried food is unhealthy
& most probably yummy too. 
I do love my share of fried food 
but it's def not just unhealthy,
it's also really bad for the skin. 
I allow myself to eat deep fried food once a week heh

4. Bubble Tea

Not too sure bout the European countries but bubble tea is super popular here. 
I looooove Ovaltine from Koi&
Winter melon milk tea from Share Tea.
Even though I have a sweet tooth,
I'm really not a fan of super sweet things. 
Feels very "overloaded" if you know what I mean. 
My trick to drinking bubble tea is to drink them with 0% sugar.
They are sweet enough without the added sugar guys... hahah
I drink max 3 cups of bubble tea/week. 



That being said,
Here are some of the tips for when you're eating out/ making healthier choices
&more on what my diet's like:

1. Ask for your salad sauce to be "on the side"


Salad dressing can be really unhealthy and high in calories. 
An example would be the thousand island sauce. 
Ask for your salad dressing to be on the side instead of having them pour in the sauce for you. 
That way, 
you can moderate the amount of dressing you are consuming.
You may realise that you actually don't need that much in your salad. 

2. Snacking on healthier options

I'm literally forever hungry
I basically eat every hour (with 3 large meals included) hahah
I guess the harder you workout 
&more muscle mass you have, 
the higher your metabolism will be.
I always have to have food in my bag
cause it can get pretty hard to look for healthy snacks when you're out.
It's esp hard when I needa snack healthy when I'm cutting/
preparing for upcoming shoots.

Here are some of my all-time fav snacks when I'm cutting/ prepping for shoots:

Nuts (almonds/walnuts),
Muscle Pham combat crunch bar,
Fruits w oats & plain greek yoghurt,

Coconut water, 

&P28 Peanut Butter.

I grow up in a family that loves fruits. 
You will always be able to find fruits at my place. 
It's def my go-to for snacks. 
What's not to love bout fruits?
They are natural & sweeeeet :))
Have y'all tried Zespri's Red kiwi before?

***My diet for when I'm cutting is pretty simple. 
I cut out fried food, junk food & bubble tea for 2-3weeks before the shoot. 
I also try to limit myself from consuming too many fruits
as they are high in simple sugar. 
haha I don't count marcos even when I'm cutting.

Here are some of my fav bars that I snack on when I'm not cutting:


Be careful when you're purchasing bars cause they may be high in sugar!

3. Order dishes that are pan-fried/baked

You can almost never go wrong w pan-fried/baked salmon.
(Unless you hate salmon :/)

4. Whole grain bread over white bread



If there's one thing I love more than my desserts, 
it would be bread hahah
I can never resist the smell of freshly baked bread D:
TOO GOOD.
Admit that most my carb intake comes from bread haha
However,
I don't eat white bread cause they may have been bleached to attain the colour,
artificial flavoring are added to make they taste better
& are stripped off all the good nutrients and fibre. 

5. Going for low-fat/soy milk instead of full-cream

I guess this is pretty self-explanatory heh

6. Chicken Rice 

No doubt that chicken rice tastes really good
& it's also part of our cuisine here in Singapore.
My tip to eating chicken rice is asking the meat to be chicken breast, no skin.
Still taste equally as good ok! HAHAHA 

7. Staying hydrated with PLAIN WATER

Instead of trying to quench your thirst with sugary drinks,
drink water instead!
Always stay hydrated!


Oh, forgot to add this in my previous post bout things that I don't eat;

Fruit Tarts
They are glazed with a layer of sugar
& is something that I can do without hahah


I don't restrict myself from eating anything/
go on a diet/
eat clean not only cause I don't see the need for it
but also cause I know I will binge eat after.
Who has this problem too?
hahah
So there you have it!
Hope what I shared here is helpful for some of y'all!




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