Are you contented with your looks?

Now, before I’d start, I would first like to clarify all doubts and place any tension at ease, that I am NOT against plastic surgery. I mean everyone has the fundamental right to decide how they should look, unless you are piously telling me that we should be thankful for whatever looks we are born with and that we should respect our parents for that. I’m not gonna even go there, but one has got to admit it that everyone WANTS to look beautiful. Although, well, beauty is a subjective issue and beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder…But surely, beauty does boost one’s self-esteem isn’t it?It’s quite simple to comprehend this theory. Just imagine you are wearing your own favourite piece of dress, or that you managed to tangle yourself out of those bad hair days, or you had sufficient undisturbed sleep throughout the whole night hence waking up happy and refreshed.

Don’t all these make you well, feel.. HAPPY AND CONFIDENT? Even if it lasts only for a day…?

Now, before you make an ASS of U and ME (A-S-S-U-M-E) , I would also like to disclaim that I have not undergone any plastic surgery before, be it minor ones such as double eyelid surgery (although I wish I had the $ and courage to!).

So, let’s start.

Cosmetics are not permanent, unless you head for cosmetics surgeries, which then would be branded with all sorts of negative connotations like “Fake”, “Plastic”, “Unnatural” etc…

Plus, there are detrimental effects of plastic surgeries for post-surgeries as well as in the future. You heard of bleeding, wounding, losing one of your senses and even DEATH (!!!). You heard that it might backfire, reverting to its original form and worse still, reverting to a look worse than the original form. You have known of people having saggy skin, wrinkles, fine lines, droopy eyelids, nose fillers making the nose look weird (some sort like MJ – No offence though), botox leaving bulldog face and skin… Not to mention those ladies (or men!) who are obsessed with plastic surgeries…

Take a look at these pictures!

Plastic surgeries GONE WAAAAYYYY TOO WRONG!!!
GASP!!!

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Extracted these pictures from Google images.What’s your take? I do think that they look SOOO much better before undergoing the knife…I meant KNIVES. These are seriously plastic surgeries gone wrong!Closer to our hearts would be celeb local bloggers…

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Local celebs…
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For me, if plastic surgeries are deemed to be beneficial in your life in one way or another, then well, good for you. But if your surgeries gone wrong and you are overly obsessed with them, it’s a BIG NONO for me. If your plastic surgery (perhaps your first attempt – hence not labelling you as obsessed) gone wrong, I guess you are just pure unlucky. Either that, you have not done enough research and homework before embarking on this life-changing event.It is the intention of those who have undergone surgeries to beautify themselves. They may be less appealing than before (that’s why they want to beautify themselves right?) but depending on how you judge, as mentioned, I do think that some should have never gone for plastic surgery. Spent a bomb (maybe sponsored?) and yet turned out disastrous. Imagine the double blow, or blows amplified when others slam you?Plus, it’s really difficult to be a human being sometime. While you can please some people, you will never be able to please everyone.

Denying getting a plastic surgery done, you get named as fake, liar what not and with the sudden surge of photos flooding of Before and After pictures, just like the above.
Putting on a brave front, admitting that you have tweaked your looks here and there, you still get criticised as fake….

SIGH. Ohwells.

My discontent
The areas which I ain’t contented most would be my single eyelids. I think getting a double eyelid surgery done is not a big hoohaa. What’s the big deal anyway? Would people judge you differently if you smack on those double eyelid sticker tapes? Or falsies? Eyelash extensions (a chill ran down my spine when I recall the recent terrible experience I had)?

The second dissatisfactory area which tops my chart would be my under bite. (Read here if you have no idea) I developed this under bite problem ever since I was young and I remember not treating it earlier when my cousin, who is now one of the top-notch dentist in Singapore, advised me that I actually have to undergo a jaw surgery. I would think it is now called chin augmentation? So yes a decade plus passed and here I am lamenting on my stupid under bite. 😦

Whether one has to undergo a jaw surgery would depend on how serious the under bite is. Invisaligns and braces might be able to solve the problem if it’s a minor under bite. The severity is best judged by a professional dentist. Since my cousin’s advice was rendered to me a million years ago, I guess undergoing a jaw surgery is now a must. 😦

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Under bite is when your jaw is protruding out…
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No photoshop (because I don’t know how to use?!), no extra effects whatsoever. Just a simple raw picture taken after work.I think I still look acceptable la, except for the dark circles…And I look the same as my 100% bare face.Don’t believe? Look at the picture below.

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Pardon me for the different picture resolution. The former was taken with my digital cam while the latter was a self-shot taken with the iPhone front camera (poor reso).Not much of a difference in looks right? Maybe an oilier t-zone? LOL.Remember, specs always comes in handy for a disguise 😀 And I think I can still easily pull of as a JC student… Okay fine, to be fair, an undergrad at least! 😛 The cleaner auntie told me that initially she’d though I was only 18 to 19 years old… I knew she was only pulling my leg… Because I almost fell off my seat… Laughing hard… Geddit? Pulling my leg causing me to fall off my seat? 😛

I used to be afraid of heading out without any make up on and I still do. I guess that’s the detrimental effects after you start using make up. But I’m slowly letting the fears go and keeping to minimal makeup during days which I’m not heading out. They say natural beauty is the real beauty, which I must agree of course.

So, what’s your take? Are you for or against plastic surgeries? Are you contented with your looks? Are you afraid of letting others view you without any make up on?

Share your thoughts here! 😀

Thanks for reading! ❤

Now, before I’d start, I would first like to clarify all doubts and place any tension at ease, that I am NOT against plastic surgery. I mean everyone has the fundamental right to decide how they should look, unless you are piously telling me that we should be thankful for whatever looks we are born with and that we should respect our parents for that. I’m not gonna even go there, but one has got to admit it that everyone WANTS to look beautiful. Although, well, beauty is a subjective issue and beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder…But surely, beauty does boost one’s self-esteem isn’t it?It’s quite simple to comprehend this theory. Just imagine you are wearing your own favourite piece of dress, or that you managed to tangle yourself out of those bad hair days, or you had sufficient undisturbed sleep throughout the whole night hence waking up happy and refreshed.

Don’t all these make you well, feel.. HAPPY AND CONFIDENT? Even if it lasts only for a day…?

Now, before you make an ASS of U and ME (A-S-S-U-M-E) , I would also like to disclaim that I have not undergo any plastic surgery before, be it minor ones such as double eyelid surgery (although I wish I had the $ and courage to!).

So, let’s start.

Cosmetics are not permanent, unless you head for cosmetics surgeries, which then would be branded with all sorts of negative connotations like “Fake”, “Plastic”, “Unnatural” etc…

Plus, there are detrimental effects of plastic surgeries for post-surgeries as well as in the future. You heard of bleeding, wounding, losing one of your senses and even DEATH (!!!). You heard that it might backfire, reverting to its original form and worse still, reverting to a look worse than the original form. You have known of people having saggy skin, wrinkles, fine lines, droopy eyelids, nose fillers making the nose look weird (some sort like MJ – No offence though), botox leaving bulldog face and skin… Not to mention those ladies (or men!) who are obsessed with plastic surgeries…

Take a look at these pictures!

Plastic surgeries GONE WAAAAYYYY TOO WRONG!!!
GASP!!!

Single eyelids woes

While single eyelids or some call it mono lids look extremely sexy on hot Korean guys, most ladies yearn for double eyelids when they have single eyelids. Ladies like me 😦

My single eyelids were due to inheritance from my parents, of which, my dad had his double eyelids magically appearing and perpetually remaining as they are now when he reached 30. LOL, surprising I know!

So anyway, without double eyelids, eyes with single eyelids look dull, sleepy and well… Ugly, to me.

It is magical that I have the capability to create the double eyelids when I put on falsies! 🙂 Thus, most of the times when I’m out to play, I’m always using them 🙂

I have settled for no eye makeup recently on days which I just head to work and back home, partly because of time management as well as the hassles. So on those days, I’m always in disguise with my specs. Note how specs divert attention to details on your eyes as they sort of ‘hide’ them.

And wearing falsies with specs over is not recommendable and quite impossible without hurting you eyes/eyelids because the they clashes with the specs. Just like how the eyelash extensions did. Extremely uncomfortable and painful! 😦

I used to wear double eyelid tapes for a while but stopped ever since. I was using the usual nude/white coloured ones but realised that they are actually quite obvious. Or perhaps I was thinking too much and afraid that others might discover them – which I think it’s rather embarrassing. I’ve seen ladies with double eyelid tapes as well and well, not really a fan of that sight. 😦

Recently, I’d chanced upon this new double eyelid tapes WHICH COME IN BLACK!!!

This reminds me of how I’d used to colour my white double eyelid tapes with my eyeliner but ended up with a huge mess because the colour runs.

Now, they come in black as they are! Extremely excited to know of this and heh, I’d just ordered 2 trial sets for the narrow and shaped style ones (20 each) online from GMarket 🙂

Talk about overspending…! =x

Here are some pictures to satisfy your curiosity! 😀

Will update this space again one I get hold of them! ❤

Notice how cool is it to stick on falsies on?! But I’m a little skeptical because I’m afraid that it might fall off any minute. Doesn’t seem very securely glued. Will try and see how! 😀
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Narrow style
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Shaped style
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Not sure who will buy these wide style ones but it looks very comical to me. Kinda reminds me of the La Pi Xiao Xing’s eyebrows? LOL?!
Hope you guys are as excited as me! 😀

Beauty Reviews – Heliocare Sunscreen Pills

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It is the dream of most ladies to possess fair porcelain skin and to win the title of ‘Snow White’. Even if that is not your desire, taking good care of your skin is very important, especially to prevent pigmentation, dull looking uneven skin and skin diseases.I’m sure by now everyone would understand the detriments that the sun rays have on our skin, especially on this tiny sunny island.

Hence, applying sunblock is always a MUST no matter when and where you are and regardless of whether it is day or night.

I must admit that I belong to the nonchalant bo chup group who don’t bother applying sunblock but I will make this a habit of mine now.

Heliocare sunblock pills work exactly the same as your sunblock lotions, just that they are in the oral form.

And I think the best method to test the effectiveness is to head out to the sun!

Went cycling a month back under the hot blazing sun. Came back a shade darker but not that obvious. The obvious ones were the tan lines I had on my shoulders because I guess that’s where the surface area for the sunrays to effect is the greatest?

I took the Heliocare pills before heading out to play and if I’d recalled correctly, I took 2 pills.

BUT I STILL CAME BACK WITH A TAN.

There is no need to apply sunblock lotion again if you’d consumed the pills, otherwise it would defeat the purpose, right? These oral pills are meant to block out the sun effects, just like how sun block lotions do and they present to be more convenient and avoids the hassle of applying lotions which leave you feeling sticky all over.

Yes, convenient. But NO, NOT EFFECTIVE.

I came back with horrid tan lines and I popped another Heliocare pills (4hrs after sun exposure for the 3rd pill) hoping and praying hard that the tan lines would subside.

Of course, they aren’t miracle pills.

Few days later, the tan lines were still there… :(:(:(

I had previously consumed these pills before but I wasn’t in the best position to judge on its effects because there were no sun exposure, but this time, the results were obvious. And it’s rather pricey too – approx S$75 sold at some convenience stores (I remembere

My conclusion, stick to the usual sun block lotions and good if you can get one that is really effective and non-sticky. Comment if you have any to intro! 🙂

Will thank you lots for that 😀

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Beauty Reviews – Heliocare Sunblock Pills

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It is the dream of most ladies to possess fair porcelain skin and to win the title of ‘Snow White’. Even if that is not your desire, taking good care of your skin is very important, especially to prevent pigmentation, dull looking uneven skin and skin diseases.

I’m sure by now everyone would understand the detriments that the sun rays have on our skin, especially on this tiny sunny island.

Hence, applying sunblock is always a MUST no matter when and where you are and regardless of whether it is day or night.

I must admit that I belong to the nonchalant bo chup group who don’t bother applying sunblock but I will make this a habit of mine now.

Heliocare sunblock pills work exactly the same as your sunblock lotions, just that they are in the oral form.

And I think the best method to test the effectiveness is to head out to the sun!

Went cycling a month back under the hot blazing sun. Came back a shade darker but not that obvious. The obvious ones were the tan lines I had on my shoulders because I guess that’s where the surface area for the sunrays to effect is the greatest?

I took the Heliocare pills before heading out to play and if I’d recalled correctly, I took 2 pills.

BUT I STILL CAME BACK WITH A TAN.

There is no need to apply sunblock lotion again if you’d consumed the pills, otherwise it would defeat the purpose, right? These oral pills are meant to block out the sun effects, just like how sun block lotions do and they present to be more convenient and avoids the hassle of applying lotions which leave you feeling sticky all over.

Yes, convenient. But NO, NOT EFFECTIVE.

I came back with horrid tan lines and I popped another Heliocare pills (4hrs after sun exposure for the 3rd pill) hoping and praying hard that the tan lines would subside.

Of course, they aren’t miracle pills.

Few days later, the tan lines were still there… :(:(:(

I had previously consumed these pills before but I wasn’t in the best position to judge on its effects because there were no sun exposure, but this time, the results were obvious. And it’s rather pricey too – approx S$75 sold at some convenience stores (I remembere

My conclusion, stick to the usual sun block lotions and good if you can get one that is really effective and non-sticky. Comment if you have any to intro! 🙂

Will thank you lots for that 😀

Overall rating :

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Beauty Reviews – Vanity Trove August Edition!

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I’m elated to receive my first subscription of Vanity Trove parcel! 🙂 ❤

Was given many useful beauty products which felt that my $25 was waaaayy more worth it than Bellabox (Read my post here)
Vanity Trove definitely won me over.

The only thing is that the waiting time was quite long, compared to BB due to a delay in one of the merchant’s late delivery.
But they did promise to deliver before Aug, which they did – on the 29th.

August box includes :

  • The Scottish Fine Soaps Au Lait Bath & Shower Gel
  • Marjolica Marjorca Eye Reset Gel
  • Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover
  • OxyPad
  • Morilins Eye Therapy Mask – Firming and Revitalizing
  • Sampar Poreless Magic Peel
  • Sampar Equalizing Foam Peel
  • Sampar Glamour Shot
  • Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Eye Cream
  • Skin 79 Super BB Cream
  • Neutrogena Mulberry Foaming Scrub
  • BRAND’S InnerShine Prune Plus Essence
  • BRAND’S InnerShine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract
  • Erabelle EyeBrow Design Voucher

Not really a fan of eyebrow shaping, so I gave the voucher by Erabelle to my sista 😀

Will update on the products’ reviews! Can’t wait to try! 😀 ❤

Beauty Reviews – Skinfood – Black Bean Nose Pack

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Kindly pardon my freckles, moles and disgusting dark circles 😦
Tried the nose pack last night before I turned in. Bought these some time back.

Honestly, I do prefer the Biore Pore Pack which I have been a fan of for many years. Itching to try on new products, hence I bought these bean nose packs.

Comparing them to the usual Biore pore packs, this skin food ones are not as ‘sticky’. They do not have a sticky back on the black smooth surface shown, unlike the Biore ones which stick onto your fingers before you can even stick them onto your nose!

But comparing the effectiveness, I do think the Biore pore pack does a better job. If you would like to achieve the sense of elation and satisfaction, you may also get the Black coloured Biore pore pack. From the contrasting colours of black pore pack and white heads, you can then see how many parasitic whiteheads have been residing in your pores and on your nose. Designed to remove both white heads and black heads, using the white coloured ones do allow you to view the black heads too! 😀

And yes, there’s a bean smell when using this bean nose pack. HAHA 😀

To share the steps of using nose packs :

  1. Please exfoliate before sticking them on. This is to open up your pores for greater effectiveness.
  2. You are then required to wet your nose a little before you can stick them out, especially for this Skinfood nose pack, since there is no sticky element, you need to wet your nose even more so that they can stick better on your nose.
  3. Leave it on for 15 to 20 mins and then remove.
  4. Apply toner to close up your pores.
  5. Moisturise 🙂

For me, I do get itchy on my nose after using pore pack on certain attempts, regardless of the brand used. And for this time, using the Skinfood black bean nose pack did itched my nose 😦

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Food Reviews – Paradise Inn

Had lunch at Paradise Inn because my colleague had a voucher for it. Min $60 spending with $20 off 🙂

These were what we’d ordered.

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Seafood fried rice
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Coffee pork ribs
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Fried kailan
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Beef fried hor fun
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Fried prawn rolls with salted egg! YUMMY! 😀
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Rosemary, Chrysanthemum and Lavender flavoured tea, but not my cup of tea LOL
Since I’m not a foodie, I do not source for high-end expensive food. I just included this food category under my blog to share reviews with you guys. I do not especially hunt for good food. 🙂

But in any case, Paradise Inn’s too expensive for me. I would settle down for a simple meal that keeps me full anytime. A simple plate of chicken rice would win me over. I’d like to have a 1-meal-settle-it-all kind of food, unless I’m sharing with others, ala carte is not my preference.

Of all the food above, I really like the fried prawn rolls with salted egg! Well, that’s because I love salted eggs, though I won’t like selling them, LOL?

Another highlight is the fish roe that’s mixed in the fried rice. See those little orange dots? Yes, that’s the one. Not sure about you, but this is my first encounter 🙂

Oh yes, the coffee pork ribs were quite good too! It has a mixture of sweet coffee taste. 🙂

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