[Beauty Tools Part 1] Beauty Tools to Achieve Fluttery Eyelashes!

After you have watched my video tutorial on how to style your hair using the the Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener,  are you wondering what other beauty tools that I cannot live without?

Well, here is the list of beauty tools that I use to pamper and beautify myself : )

1. Eyelash curler

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It is every girl’s dream to have fluttery eyelashes that mesmerise, including me. I am currently using the Brigitte Eyelash Curler which I use for both my real natural eyelashes as well as for fake eyelashes.

I have also made a comparison between Panasonic Heated Eyelash Curler EH-SE60 below for you to better understand the differences between a normal eyelash curler and a heated one.

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2. Electric eyelash curler

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Front packaging of the box
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A comprehensive step-by-step tutorial which is easy to follow is provided at the back of the packaging box
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Comes with the eyelash curler and cleaning brush
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A battery-operated heated eyelash curler

Now, I am sure many of you are curious as to the differences between a heated eyelash curler and a normal eyelash curler, am I right? Well, I was equally curious too so I experimented on my eyelashes which would provide the most accurate illustration.

Do take note that this heated curler may also be used on fake eyelashes!

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Both seem to do a pretty decent job in curling the lashes. However, I must first disclaim that my eyelash on my left (which is the one that the heated eyelash curler was used) is shorter and more sparse than those on my right. Don’t ask me why, I have no idea too.

Next, what are curled eyelashes without the help of mascara? As with most Asians, we are not blessed with thick and long eyelashes compared to other races, but fret not! Mascara is the key!

I am using the L’Oreal – False Lash Architect 4D Fibre Effect Mascara which is my current favourite now and I consider it to be my Holy Grail 🙂

And because like I have said, I have short and sparse eyelashes, I have been trying to achieve longer and thicker eyelashes with the help of DHC Eyelash Tonic.

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I must say that it really does help growing my eyelashes out 🙂

It is also recommended to be applied before applying mascara so that you still can to nourish your eyelashes even while wearing mascara on and I like to think of it like a ‘primer’ before make-up kind of thing.

However, this is where the problem steps in. 😦

You can see that after curling my eyelashes and applying a layer of DHC Eyelash Tonic, it weighs the eyelashes down, causing it not to be as curled up as before.

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If you are thinking that this isn’t a big issue because you can just curl it again, then you are wrong!

You should never curl your eyelashes after applying eyelash tonic or mascara. This is because after applying these chemicals onto your eyelashes, they become more vulnerable and even more brittle. Hence, if you were to apply pressure on them, they would break and drop easily. Certainly not what I desire for.

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However, compared to the other eye which I used the heated eyelash curler, after applying the eyelash tonic, I could still curl the eyelashes up without apply much pressure on them.

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And this is how it looks like after applying mascara.

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A full comparison of both eyelashes :

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So which would you choose?

I reckon the answer is quite obvious 😉

3. Fake eyelash + glue

Putting on mascara can be a hassle especially if your mascara results in clumping and removing them is such a hassle!

But fret not, because fake eyelashes are here to rescue!

Many girls rely heavily on them to create fluttery eyelashes. As for me, I prefer more ‘natural’ looking ones such as the one below.

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I have been using this brand for several years and they only cost $4.90 for 6 pairs!!! I do re-use them and you can actually do so if you do not destroy the lash bone structure. Also, the hairs do not drop easily compared to other brands.

Before wearing them on, you will have to snip off the ends of the eyelashes.

The trick is to leave the shorter eyelash hair for the inner corner of your eye and the longest ones at the outer corner. If you leave the longest side for your inner eye, you would look plain weird.

Why? Just think about it.

Our own natural eyelashes grow this way as well if you’d noticed. 🙂

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I have done up a video tutorial to show you girls how to put on fake eyelashes fast!

Now you can turn every guy’s head with just a flutter of your beautiful eyelashes! 😛

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[Tutorial] How to style your hair with Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener

Are you the sort who desires different hairstyles for the different outlook of the day like me? And is it too much hassle to head down to the hair salon every time you fancy a different hair style?

Or perhaps the money spent on salon services could be money well-spent else where?

Then you are in luck because in this blog post, I will be providing a video tutorial (which is way easier than just pictures alone) on how to style your hair using the Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener!

In my previous blog post, I have touched upon how this Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener is Panasonic’slatest hair beauty tool which does not dry out your hair while styling!

I had fun practising with the Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener, going from this :

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To this :

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Check out my video tutorial below on how to style your hair using the Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener!

Here are some beauty tips to bear in mind :

  1. Ensure that your hair is dry, please do not style if your hair is wet
  2. Comb your hair before styling
  3. Separate your hair into portions, especially if you hair is very thick
  4. Heat protective spray is a must before using any styling tool
  5. Start curling by grabbing the middle portion of your hair bundle, leaving sufficient space to twirl twice without burning yourself, especially near your ears area
  6. Ensure your hair bundle is taut so that they will not fall out of the ceramic plates when coiling
  7. Check to see if all hair is curled properly
  8. Use a hair setting spray/apply hair pump to set your curls

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Beauty Event with Panasonic Singapore

In conjunction with the Singapore Blog Awards organised by OMY.sg for the ‘Best Beauty Blog’ category, which I have been qualified as one of the Top 10 Finalists, all finalists had to head down to understand the Panasonic Beauty products better as well as to invite 2 female guests along.

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Top 10 finalists for ‘Best Beauty Blog’

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Finalists and guests

I brought my sister and friend along too 🙂

We were introduced to a few products which we were taught how to them with hands-on experience where we had the chance to try out the products on our friends and vice versa!

The brand ‘Panasonic’ itself should not be an unfamiliar name to all and it has actually been founded since 1918! Panasonic Singapore is responsible for the sales and marketing of consumer electronics and home appliances in Singapore. With the array of beauty products they offer, wanting to consistently improve and develop their products better, Panasonic has come up with a new innovation for hair and beauty care using the nanoe™ technology.

One of the nanoe™ technology products which we were introduced was Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener.

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You might have heard that using such hair tools may damage your hair as they dry them out but with this nanoe™ technology, it specifically targets this concern and problem.

How so?

This nanoe™ technology takes the moisture from your hair and uses it to create tiny, moisture-rich particles that are small enough to penetrate the shafts of your hair, helping to strengthen and protect it against damage from heat and brushing.

Using a picture to illustrate this nanoe™ technology would help you better understand how it works.

The nanoe™ technology takes naturally occurring ions present in the air and breaks them down into significantly smaller particles that are then combined and held together by water molecules. These new moisture-rich nanoe™ particles—with nearly 1,000 times more moisture than regular ions—are infused into the hair while styling.
In essence, the nanocare straightener helps protect and beautify your hair by taking the moisture that’s on the outside and putting it on the inside. In this case, your hair does not lose its moisture and does not dry out, resulting in smoother, shinier and stronger hair.
What’s more is that the nanocare straightener maintains a consistent temperature on the ceramic plates throughout the styling process, helping to boost curling and straightening performance by as much as 35%!
This is definitely a plus point compared to other straighteners which  have plates that vary in temperature while you are styling your hair.

Hong Ling, a professional beauty make-up artist and beauty stylist carried out a mini demonstration session to show us a few useful tricks in styling our hair for different occasions and events.

Effortlessly and within a short period of time, experienced Hong Ling managed to show us what Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener can do by illustrating on Michele’s hair!

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I must admit that it isn’t easy to curl using a straightener but there are many reasons as to why many women prefer using straightener to curl their hair instead of curling iron.

Firstly, don’t let the term ‘straighteners’ fool you. Straighteners or also known as flat iron, have different stylising functions compared to a curling iron. On top of its straightening and curling functions, it can even make crimps and waves as welll, so you can style your hair at the comfort of your own cosy house for different occasions! That is why many women prefer getting straighteners over curling iron because it’s way definitely more value for money!

Secondly, straighteners give a more defined and long-lasting curls. Why? Because unlike the curling iron which has rounded barrels, straighteners are more angled. So as the segment of hair passes through the straightener, they are more bent resulting in a more defined curl which many women would like to achieve because nobody likes lifeless limping curls and weighs down your hair, failing to give it shape and volume.

Although it does take some time to master the art of curling hair using straightener, once you get the hang of it through practice, it is really easy to do and curling your hair within 10 minutes should not be a problem! As the saying goes, “There are no ugly women, only lazy one”, so practice, practice and more practice! 😀

Here are some snippets of us trying out the products and having fun at the same time as well!

You can see that I was very serious in trying to master the art of curling…..

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And then Hong Ling came round to help out and I took the opportunity to bombard her with burning queries…

Just look at my serious face…@@

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And I had my hair curled as well! 🙂

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And that’s me trying to pin my hair to the side for a’ side-sweep look’ which gives a sweeter and more demure feel. 😉

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And what is a beauty blogger without a selfie of herself? 😀

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Hong Ling also introduced the Nanocare Ionity Hair Dryer EH-NA45 which works similarly to the straightener in which the nanoe penetrates the hair cuticles and delivers water to maintain the moisture balance inside hair.

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On top of that, this Nanocare Ionity Hair Dryer EH-NA45 also contains platinum ions which help to coat the hair surface and tighten the cuticle. Working hand in hand, the double ions work to boost the hair’s moisture content, keeping the hair healthy and beautiful!

You will never have to worry about damaging your hair by blow drying them anymore!

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After styling Michele’s hair using the straightener, Hong Ling tied and pinned her hair up into a bun and blew it upwards using the hair dryer. This helps to give the hair more volume, which is especially a useful tip for those who desires more volume at the crown. A bee-hive bun can look very sexy yet elegant at the same time and comes in handy when you are having a bad hair day.

Beauty tip: If you love this hairstyle yet afraid to try because of your broad face shape, remember, contouring your face is a must then. Also, make sure you perfect your make up if you were to wear this hair style, because by bunning up your hair, the focus would be on your face instead. 

After Hong Ling was done styling Michele’s hair, she touched up her makeup and used the Panasonic Heated Eyelash Curler EH-SE60 which helps to brighten up the eyes!

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I will be touching more on the Panasonic Heated Eyelash Curler EH-SE60 and the Panasonic Facial Ionic Steamer EH-SA31 in the upcoming blog post. On top of that, I will also be doing a video on a step-by-step tutorial in using the Panasonic EH-HS95-K Nanocare Straightener to create different hairstyles and looks!

So stay tuned! ❤

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The 7th Cylinder Cafe at Jalan Pisang (near Haji Lane)

Last Saturday, I brought the bf to this awesome cafe called ‘The 7th Cylinder’ which is unlike most cafes, the7C is more masculine-inclined.

How so?

Just take a look at their concept and design, and you would understand what I mean.

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And as for the food…

I got this cuppa of hot cappuccino for only $1!

All thanks to Sugar, and it is also because of Sugar that allowed me to discover more cafes and many other wonders in life…

Read my previous blog post to find out more about this awesome app : http://blog.myfatpocket.com/jeangan/cafe-hopping-drurys-lane-department-of-caffeine-x-sugar-app/

 

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The bf’s hot latte~

 

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Don’t you just love their coffee art? It really enthralls coffee addicts like me because it’s so different from the usual ‘leaf’ coffee art design… 🙂

The bf’s Aglio Olio, it’s quite spicy actually so if you can’t take spicy food well, do remember to put in your request for less spicy!

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The formidable ‘Class 2A Breakfast’ – what a cute name, isn’t it?

This has got to be one of the best scrambled eggs I’ve eaten…and everything else tastes so good! 🙂

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And we were pretty much walking around Haji Lane to look out for more cafes to try next time. Initially, we wanted to cafehop but our tummies didn’t barge and we were hoping to catch a movie or something, but didn’t due to availability 😦

Here is our mandatory #OOTD shots at Haji.

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Weekends fly by when you are having an awesome time, especially with your loved ones.

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Life as a model for a day

This is a post-event entry and I have been receiving queries about my recent expedition of being a ‘model’. I added inverted commas because I don’t consider myself as one and the girls whom I’ve ‘modelled’ with aren’t professional models too.

I know this may come as a surprise to some of you guys because Model and Jean does not coincide and gel very well. LOL, I know I get it.

I have mentioned this before and I will say this again. At the end of the day, I’m not looking for a career in the modelling industry, even if I am, I guess I may most probably not cut out for it. I only wanted to challenge myself as well as to gain some insight and experience as a model. Of course, make new friends too! 😀

But anyway, I’m here to share about my experience of being a ‘model’ for a  day.

The fashion event was Fashvacation’s 2nd event Fashion in a City at The Co Singapore where the models were donned in gorgeous apparels by local brands and designers.

Here are the participating brands for this Fashion event : Fashion in a City at The Co Singapore!

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Now for the experience…

First and foremost, I must say that it really isn’t easy being a model, what more for professional models. The event started officially at around 10am for media preview but we had to reach there by 8am for preparation, i.e. make up and hairdo. It was quite tiring because I bet most of us did not have sufficient rest the night before since it was TGIF! I cabbed down with my tired face and sleepy brain and waited for my turn to be ‘beautified’.

I wasn’t exactly very satisfied with the makeup and hairdo though, but I shan’t touch on them much.

Walking 3 shows could not be more taxing than those who walked like 5 or 6. Especially for those girls who modelled 1 brand after another consecutively can be very scary because you will have to change real fast. While most of them have more experience than me, there are a few who kept quite calm even when rushing. And because I was not walking for the 2 brands which they were, I stood there observing how things were done.

Walking the 1st time really made me all glittery…even when it was a small stage event kinda thing, my hands were reaaalllyyyyy cold and I was pacing around and freaking out.

3 things were on my mind :

1. What if I fall, especially when we had to stop and pose?

2. What if I did the wrong choreography? Because there were diff choreo for diff brands…and we had to remember where to pause and pose.

3. How should I smile? With or without teeth? I still have some issues smiling with my teeth even though I’ve removed my braces….I know right, it’s so sad. 😥

Sure, there were some hiccups and all….but I guess I did manage to snag some good experience from this event and here are the pictures!

Mandatory Group picture after the event!

My sister, bro-in-law, my niece (who was fast asleep after I was done) and my bf came down to support me! My colleague and her bf who are both awesome photographers were there too!

Thank you so much guys for taking the time and making the effort to sacrifice part of your precious Saturday to support me!!! Really really appreciate lotsssss!!! LOVE YOU ALL!!! ❤

Singapore Blog Awards – Please Vote For Me!

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Hey hey, if you have been following me on my Facebook page, you would have known that I made it into the Top 10 Finalists for the ‘Best Beauty Blog’!!!

Yes yes, I hope you are as happy and excited as I am!

I need your support by voting now….by voting via this page : https://apps.facebook.com/panasonic_sg_vote/ 🙂

You would need to link it up to your Facebook account.

You may vote once a day until 31st July 3pm….

You stand a chance to WIN AMAZING PRIZES TOO!

I know I have been saying that I will be conducting a giveaway and have not done so….so in conjunction with this Singapore Blog Awards, I will be giving away FREE BEAUTY PRODUCTS!!! So stay tuned! 🙂

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