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/ ūüôā

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! ūüôā

Please help me to vote once everyday okay? ūüėČ

[Beauty Review] Biore UV Bright Face Milk [PINK] Sunblock SPF50PA++

I must admit that I was one of those lazy ones who couldn’t care less about applying sunblock and its importance. I have had freckles on my face for the longest time ever known, like since young? It could be because I used to be quite sporty back in my teens (yeah I know, it was that long!) and I was frequently under the sun. I used to be quite tanned to be honest.

By now, I hope you girls know the importance of applying sunblock before heading outdoors, if not you should really google all about it!

Anyhoo, I guess the freckles stuck by me for the longest time (sounds so wrong?) and till date, I still have them. Speaking of which, I hope I’ll be able to laser them off soon or something but honestly speaking, lasering my face is so much scarier than lasering off my birthmarks on my body?

It was only until recently I decided to be more diligent and apply sunblock lotion before applying my foundation. I’m using Chanel compact foundation powder by the way that includes an SPF of 20. I was using Sunplay SKIN Aqua UV Moisture Milk SPF50 PA+++¬†and DrX’s¬†Non-tinted Sunscreen SPF 30+ (5A) 60ml.

Recently, I ordered this Biore sunblock from Qoo10¬†and I’ve been loving it ever since! Never regretted.

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With the constant lack of sleep, my skin loses its radiance easily and the lack of luster inevitably results in dull skin. That was the reason why I choose ‘bright skin’ instead of the rest.

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Now, on to my face.

These pictures are totally unedited, except to sharpen its resolution (because my iphone camera sucks).

Sigh, just take a look at all my ugly freckles and huge pores… ūüė•

 

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After application of foundation powder :

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Now, for the pros and cons.

Pros :

  • It does brighten up your skin instantly after application
  • It has quick-absorbent properties
  • Non-sticky

Cons :

  • Dries up pretty fast so you will have to apply quickly all over your face¬†
  • The price difference between retail and the¬†Qoo10 shop which I got this sunblock from is like what, a few bucks? I only realised it when I happen to chance upon it at SaSa which is selling at $15+. Not sure about other retail shops though.
  • Too small a bottle, wish it came in bigger size like its blue version¬†(Sunplay SKIN Aqua UV Moisture Milk SPF50 PA+++)

Overall rating :

4 stars

FREE Make-up lessons by a Professional Beauty Trainer for my readers!

You know you are in for an awesome great deal if you are reading this! Yes, as mentioned from my Facebook page, my readers get to enjoy FREE make-up lessons only because YOU ARE SPECIAL! ūüôā

This make-up workshop is conducted by Juliana Aw, a professional styling and make-up artist, who is also is the Founder & certified STYLE COACH for Style & Beauty Experts.

Before introducing you to Juliana, let me share with you on my past experience where I had attended a  make-up workshop conducted at my previous company by Juliana and her team of super friendly ladies of  Style & Beauty Experts.

Juliana

My first impression of Juliana was that she is a very friendly and vocal lady, and definitely knows how to style and dress herself to bring out the best in her. She is always looking so radiant with a glowing skin which many of us ladies are yearning for! And and and, don’t you just love her spunky hair? I DO! ūüėÄ

Her workshop was conducted in a very productive and detailed manner where she taught us several useful make-up tips which can be completed in the quickest time. I don’t know about you, but I’m always racing against time every weekday morning for work so this comes in extremely handy for people like me¬†who wants to prettify themselves in the shortest time! ūüôā

Now, a little brief info on Juliana.

Juliana uses her professional background to help her clients make a positive first (and ongoing) impression, while also expressing their unique personality. Whether her clients are professionals, creative types, business owners or stay-at-home Moms she understand that fashion is all about self-expression and that the best in fashion brings out the best in ourselves.  She also believes in helping her clients to stretch their dollars by investing in classic pieces that can be worn season after season!

Juliana has been in this beauty and styling industry for many years and provides training for women in the busy corporate world. Her insightful workshops have been conducted at established corporations such as DBS, OCBC, Raffles Town Club, Orchid Country Club, Mediacorp, Central Provident Fund, Concord Hotel and even at schools such as Cedar’s Girls School and Nanyang Primary School and many many more!

As an independent Makeup Artist, her makeup artistry has appeared on the covers of I-Weekly and also Singapore Women’s Weekly Magazine for Great Women of our Time.

She’s also the Chief Beauty Trainer/ Senior Sales Director for Mary Kay Singapore. On top of that, Juliana had the pleasure of making up for Irene Ang (Owner of Fly Entertainment), Merry Riana (Author, Multi-millionaire, top financial planner in Singapore), Norma Sit (Author for Gorgeous, Sexy, Rich and 2010 Singapore Women’s Weekly Great Women of our Time Judge), Denise Phua (MP & Principal of Pathlight), Amy Cheng (local celebrity), Elaine Ng (Deputy Director in Nursing for Changi Hospital), and Tara Barker (Editor of Singapore Women’s Weekly).

Juliana has a team of wonderful bevy of ladies under her wing whom she has nurtured and imparted many inspiring and valuable styling and make-up skills known as the Style & Beauty Experts.

Their focus is on enriching women’s lives, raising their self-esteem and build confidence, and helping customers to look good. Suitable for all occasions, for example, Dinner and Dance makeup, makeup for bridesmaid and brides, Christmas party makeup.

The trainers are well-trained makeup artists. Their inspiring and highly interactive sessions are conducted in a supportive and enjoyable manner which makes it more memorable. Whether it is a one-to-one coaching consultation, or an intimate group workshop, all of their sessions are tailored to focus on their customers’ particular challenges and objectives.

Below are some of the snippets taken during her workshops :

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So what’s in it for YOU?

The FREE make-up workshop will encompass of the following :-

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Learn how to achieve luminous, younger looking skin in just 10 mins time.

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Learn step by step guide to looking flawless in just 6 steps.

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Wear appropriate makeup to score in the workplace

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Choose the right foundation formula for your skin type

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Choose the right foundation shade for your skin tone

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Control oil and shine throughout the day

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Instantly hide large pores and uneven skin textures

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Conceal dark circles, pimples and blemishes

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Apply foundation and concealer for lasting effects

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Line your eyes for a sophisticated image at work

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Use eyeshadow to give the illusion of bigger, brighter eyes

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Use blush to create facial contours

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Match lip colours to complement your skin tone

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!

Wanting to enlighten women more in beautifying themselves even further, Style & Beauty Experts generously offers you another complimentary session on Night Smokey Eyes Beauty Workshop (2 hours session on separate days).

Interested??

If you want to learn these rewarding tips at the comfort of your home, just gather your girlfriends to learn the art of beauty together! Like shopping, it’s always MORE FUN to indulge such goodness together, isn’t it? ūüėČ

Simply start the workshop with a minimum of 3 pax with a max of  up to 10 per session!

And if you are looking for entrepreneurship opportunities and makep-up is your passion, why not be a Stylist cum Beauty Trainer and be a boss of your own?

If you are always interested in fashion and beauty industry, but have no idea how to start?  This will be a great choice to participate! Consider being part of the Style & Beauty Experts Family where you will be taught the essentials of not only make-up per se, but also useful and insightful tips on starting this new career path! Read here on how to embark this fruitful journey with them!

All these will be taught based on Juliana’s own personal experience where she has shared briefly on her inspiring journey to follow her passion here.

To enjoy the FREE make-up workshop with Juliana, simply quote ‘Jean Gan Blogger’ and you’re in for some awesome good treats! Details as follow :-

Style and Beauty Experts
10 Anson Road
#26-04 International Plaza
Singapore 079903
HP: +65 96881798

To book appointment, with min 3 pax to start a class (even better if you gather your gfs to learn at the comfort of one of your homes) : Contact person: Juliana Aw at 96881798 Email: juliana@styleandbeautyexperts.com

Open to ladies aged 20 and above.
For more updates and promotions, ‘like’ their Facebook page now and stand a chance to win a gift! ūüôā

FAQ on birthmark removal and updates

*For pictures, please email me or leave a comment, or simply ‘like’ and follow me on my¬†Facebook page! ūüôā

As promised on my‚ÄĮFacebook page‚ÄĮ(follow me if you haven‚Äôt already!), here is the latest update on my birthmarks removal.

You may read¬†about¬†the progress¬†from the treatments I have undergone thus far‚ÄĮhere.

I have been trying out‚ÄĮthe‚ÄĮMedlite¬†C6 laser from HOYA¬†ConBio¬ģ, the latest in Q-switched laser technologyto treat and remove¬†my birthmarks.¬†So far, my 2 smaller birthmarks have been responding to the¬†Medlite¬†C6 laser treatments¬†well enough to have them almost completely removed. There is a risk of having a white indent mark after the treatments but I guess that would be better than having a dark one? However, not to worry because the white indent will slowly fade away with time as seen from the pictures.

Unfortunately, the huge birthmark on my inner thigh has not been responding well to the laser treatments but instead, sort of backfired. You will need to consider this risk if you are looking to remove yours. Stubborn pigmentation that are too dark and deep may not be able to disperse and lighten, and may darken even further. This was what happened to mine.

After the 4th treatment using¬†Medlite¬†C6,‚ÄĮmy doctors‚ÄĮdecided to use another alternative to help treat my birthmarks, especially the huge one, which is the Fractional Laser Treatment. I was told that this is stronger than¬†Medlite¬†C6 but surprisingly, it did not hurt as much as¬†Medlite¬†and downtime in terms of swelling and redness but lesser and faster too!

This is the first attempt using the Fractional Laser Treatment.

My doctor mentioned to me that some of the patients who have had their cafe au lait birthmarks treated using Medlite have also encountered the same issue as my huge birthmark. Similarly, they have also been advised to use the Fractional Laser Treatment and some of them had theirs successfully removed.

I am crossing my fingers doubly hard this time round because should this treatment also fail me, then the final and last resort would be to ‚Äėcut‚Äô away the layer‚Ķ.which I really shudder even at the mere thought of it, although I‚Äôm not too sure how this would be done since my birthmark is flat and not ‚Äėpopping‚Äô out with an ‚Äėextra flesh‚Äô.

I know some of you guys might think that it isn’t such a big deal having these birthmarks but all I can say is that I have been living with these for the past 26 years of my life and every single time I wear short skirt, short dress and shorts (not even mini level), I get extremely self-conscious. Without fail.

And to make it worse, this is validated and verified by onlookers’ watchful eyes. Although some of you guys might also say that thankfully the birthmark is not on my face which is a gazillion times worse, but still….

I got this even when I was a child especially when I went swimming as the huge birthmark on my inner thigh would definitely be seen while wearing a swimsuit or during physical exercise lessons in school.

In whatever circumstances, this huge birthmark has somehow or rather but certainly affected my self-esteem. Even having long slim and toned flawless legs (no other blemishes) wouldn’t make me contented if the huge birthmark remains.

I must say that patience is really required should you want to remove your birthmarks, because a few treatment sessions are usually required. One should be realistic with their expectations of the results and time process.

Here are the usual FAQs I have been receiving and should I have missed out any of your queries, I apologise. I hope these FAQs would more or less address your concerns with regards to birthmark removal.

Q1: How many treatment sessions do I need? 

A1 :¬†This is one of the most common queries I have received. My answer to this is that it would really depend on¬†the¬†individual‚Äôs condition. The number of sessions would depend¬†on how ‚Äėdeep‚Äô your pigmentation is, into the layers of your skin. One very obvious method in deciding whether your birthmark pigmentation is deep or not, would be to¬†analyse¬†the shade of the birthmark.

The 2 smaller birthmarks are definitely much lighter than the huge 1 on my inner thigh. And to achieve good results, I have undergone 4 treatment sessions for that to reach this stage.

Another consideration would be the size of the birthmark. Logically, smaller birthmarks would require less number of treatments compared to bigger ones.

Q2 : How much does the treatment cost? 

A2 :¬†This is pretty much dependent on the number of treatments required for your condition. From what I know when I inquired with the doc on behalf of my friend, a 50cent coin size scar (not birthmark) costs around $350-$400. ‚ÄĮBut then again, for a more accurate and confirmed quotation, it is best that you check with the doc.

Q3 : How long would a session take? 

A3 : Again, depending on the above contributing factors, it may take approx 15mins to 30mins. You will also require numbing cream to be applied before the treatment, and it would require about 10 to 15mins for the numbing effect to take place.

Q4 : Does it hurt? 

A4 :¬†I would be lying if I say it doesn‚Äôt¬†hurt. Before the process, as mentioned above, numbing cream would be applied to minimize pain. During the treatment, when the laser beams penetrate into your skin, it does hurt but it is more of an¬†ant-bite¬†pain. Personally, the aftermath of the treatment is much more painful as there would be redness and swelling¬†involved.¬†Based on my experience thus far, the pain would usually remain until about 2 hours later, after¬†which it would gradually subside. I tolerate all this¬†pain because it‚Äôs really ‚ÄėNO PAIN NO GAIN‚Äô.

Q5 : Any downtime? What is the recovery period? 

A5 : As mentioned above, there would be redness and swelling for approx 2 hours after the treatment. The redness may continue till the next day and will then subside gradually. After about 4 to 5 days, the treated areas would then experience dryness and scabs would form, then shrivel and dry up. This is the period in which you may most probably itch like crazy. It’s best not to scratch or touch the area at all, which can be quite frustrating because it’s just sooooo itchy. But this is the same with any other wounds that are healing.

Q6 : Any medication? 

A6 :¬†I¬†was¬†given bleaching/whitening cream and ‚Äėcalming cream‚Äô before but logically, I skip applications when the area is¬†still¬†sore and the new layer of skin is still ‚Äėfresh‚Äô. Definitely would hurt a gazillion times if you apply something on it¬†then.

I was told not to apply anything onto the birthmarks after my Fractional Laser treatment.

Q7 : Will it be permanently removed? 

A7 : This is really anyone’s guess. Even the doctors would not be able to provide a definite answer because it really depends on the individual and one’s luck. Some birthmarks do recur while some don’t.

Q8 : Any scars? 

A8 :¬† I am very lucky not to have had any scars from the treatment. There may be some white indents¬†which¬†some¬†of you¬†might call¬†‚Äėscars‚Äô,¬†they¬†are actually areas that are whiter than¬†the¬†surrounding¬†skin. But I guess that looks better than having a brown patch which is more obvious? I was actually afraid that the white indents would remain forever but it seems like they do fade away gradually with time, although not 100% complete.

With the new laser treatment, I am starting to harbour hopes that my birthmarks can be completely removed again.

*fingers crossed doubly tight*

Watch this space for the next update!

*For pictures, please email me or leave a comment, or simply ‘like’ and follow me on my¬†Facebook page! ūüôā

Updates and FAQ on my Birthmarks Removal

*For pictures, please email me or leave a comment, or simply ‘like’ and follow me on my¬†Facebook page! ūüôā

As promised on my‚ÄĮFacebook page‚ÄĮ(follow me if you haven‚Äôt already!), here is the latest update on my birthmarks removal.

You may read¬†about¬†the progress¬†from the treatments I have undergone thus far‚ÄĮhere.

I have been trying out‚ÄĮthe‚ÄĮMedlite¬†C6 laser from HOYA¬†ConBio¬ģ, the latest in Q-switched laser technology to treat and remove¬†my birthmarks.¬†So far, my 2 smaller birthmarks have been responding to the¬†Medlite¬†C6 laser treatments¬†well enough to have them almost completely removed. There is a risk of having a white indent mark after the treatments but I guess that would be better than having a dark one? However, not to worry because the white indent will slowly fade away with time as seen from the pictures.

Unfortunately, the huge birthmark on my inner thigh has not been responding well to the laser treatments but instead, sort of backfired. You will need to consider this risk if you are looking to remove yours. Stubborn pigmentation that are too dark and deep may not be able to disperse and lighten, and may darken even further. This was what happened to mine.

After the 4th treatment using¬†Medlite¬†C6,‚ÄĮmy doctors‚ÄĮdecided to use another alternative to help treat my birthmarks, especially the huge one, which is the Fractional Laser Treatment. I was told that this is stronger than¬†Medlite¬†C6 but surprisingly, it did not hurt as much as¬†Medlite¬†and downtime in terms of swelling and redness but lesser and faster too!

This is the first attempt using the Fractional Laser Treatment.

My doctor mentioned to me that some of the patients who have had their cafe au lait birthmarks treated using Medlite have also encountered the same issue as my huge birthmark. Similarly, they have also been advised to use the Fractional Laser Treatment and some of them had theirs successfully removed.

I am crossing my fingers doubly hard this time round because should this treatment also fail me, then the final and last resort would be to ‚Äėcut‚Äô away the layer‚Ķ.which I really shudder even at the mere thought of it, although I‚Äôm not too sure how this would be done since my birthmark is flat and not ‚Äėpopping‚Äô out with an ‚Äėextra flesh‚Äô.

I know some of you guys might think that it isn’t such a big deal having these birthmarks but all I can say is that I have been living with these for the past 26 years of my life and every single time I wear short skirt, short dress and shorts (not even mini level), I get extremely self-conscious. Without fail.

And to make it worse, this is validated and verified by onlookers’ watchful eyes. Although some of you guys might also say that thankfully the birthmark is not on my face which is a gazillion times worse, but still….

I got this even when I was a child especially when I went swimming as the huge birthmark on my inner thigh would definitely be seen while wearing a swimsuit or during physical exercise lessons in school.

In whatever circumstances, this huge birthmark has somehow or rather but certainly affected my self-esteem. Even having long slim and toned flawless legs (no other blemishes) wouldn’t make me contented if the huge birthmark remains.

I must say that patience is really required should you want to remove your birthmarks, because a few treatment sessions are usually required. One should be realistic with their expectations of the results and time process.

Here are the usual FAQs I have been receiving and should I have missed out any of your queries, I apologise. I hope these FAQs would more or less address your concerns with regards to birthmark removal.

Q1: How many treatment sessions do I need? 

A1 :¬†This is one of the most common queries I have received. My answer to this is that it would really depend on¬†the¬†individual‚Äôs condition. The number of sessions would depend¬†on how ‚Äėdeep‚Äô your pigmentation is, into the layers of your skin. One very obvious method in deciding whether your birthmark pigmentation is deep or not, would be to¬†analyse¬†the shade of the birthmark.

The 2 smaller birthmarks are definitely much lighter than the huge 1 on my inner thigh. And to achieve good results, I have undergone 4 treatment sessions for that to reach this stage.

Another consideration would be the size of the birthmark. Logically, smaller birthmarks would require less number of treatments compared to bigger ones.

Q2 : How much does the treatment cost? 

A2 :¬†This is pretty much dependent on the number of treatments required for your condition. From what I know when I inquired with the doc on behalf of my friend, a 50cent coin size scar (not birthmark) costs around $350-$400. ‚ÄĮBut then again, for a more accurate and confirmed quotation, it is best that you check with the doc.

Q3 : How long would a session take? 

A3 : Again, depending on the above contributing factors, it may take approx 15mins to 30mins. You will also require numbing cream to be applied before the treatment, and it would require about 10 to 15mins for the numbing effect to take place.

Q4 : Does it hurt? 

A4 :¬†I would be lying if I say it doesn‚Äôt¬†hurt. Before the process, as mentioned above, numbing cream would be applied to minimize pain. During the treatment, when the laser beams penetrate into your skin, it does hurt but it is more of an¬†ant-bite¬†pain. Personally, the aftermath of the treatment is much more painful as there would be redness and swelling¬†involved.¬†Based on my experience thus far, the pain would usually remain until about 2 hours later, after¬†which it would gradually subside. I tolerate all this¬†pain because it‚Äôs really ‚ÄėNO PAIN NO GAIN‚Äô.

Q5 : Any downtime? What is the recovery period? 

A5 : As mentioned above, there would be redness and swelling for approx 2 hours after the treatment. The redness may continue till the next day and will then subside gradually. After about 4 to 5 days, the treated areas would then experience dryness and scabs would form, then shrivel and dry up. This is the period in which you may most probably itch like crazy. It’s best not to scratch or touch the area at all, which can be quite frustrating because it’s just sooooo itchy. But this is the same with any other wounds that are healing.

Q6 : Any medication? 

A6 :¬†I¬†was¬†given bleaching/whitening cream and ‚Äėcalming cream‚Äô before but logically, I skip applications when the area is¬†still¬†sore and the new layer of skin is still ‚Äėfresh‚Äô. Definitely would hurt a gazillion times if you apply something on it¬†then.

I was told not to apply anything onto the birthmarks after my Fractional Laser treatment.

Q7 : Will it be permanently removed? 

A7 : This is really anyone’s guess. Even the doctors would not be able to provide a definite answer because it really depends on the individual and one’s luck. Some birthmarks do recur while some don’t.

Q8 : Any scars? 

A8 :¬† I am very lucky not to have had any scars from the treatment. There may be some white indents¬†which¬†some¬†of you¬†might call¬†‚Äėscars‚Äô,¬†they¬†are actually areas that are whiter than¬†the¬†surrounding¬†skin. But I guess that looks better than having a brown patch which is more obvious? I was actually afraid that the white indents would remain forever but it seems like they do fade away gradually with time, although not 100% complete.

With the new laser treatment, I am starting to harbour hopes that my birthmarks can be completely removed again.

*fingers crossed doubly tight*

Watch this space for the next update!

*For pictures, please email me or leave a comment, or simply ‘like’ and follow me on my¬†Facebook page! ūüôā

New Hair Sponsor : Modern Style Salon x Grand Opening x Beauty Review

As the title suggests, I have a new hair sponsor! ūüôā And what’s awesome is that the salon is located in Tampines and hence, very convenient for east-siders like me!

Awhile back, I did Shiseido’s Hair Treatment and Soft Rebonding with Modern Style Salon as my mane was getting out of hand, with frizzy bits and flyaway. It made me look very unkempt. Even after washing, which is supposed to ‘tame’ my mane after a night’s sleep, I have had people asking what happened to my hair! ūüė•

So you cannot imagine what my hair look like first thing in the morning when I wake up, it’s really quite horrendous!

I guess this is the result of dyeing your hair too often and even bleaching it. Yes, you would recall that I bleached a portion of my hair to dye it hot funky pink…

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And of course, it has lost its colour since a long time ago…

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But what is more concerning is the quality of my hair aftermath…

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You can tell the difference by just looking at this before-after pic.

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The one on the left was before bleaching my hair, it was dry and messy yes but there weren’t as many flyaway and crisps compared to the aftermath on the right ūüė¶

Needless to say, the drying got worse and I had even more split ends than before.

My first visit to Modern Style Salon was to have my hair treated because I reckon they were under too much stress and I haven’t been pampering them for such a long time!

So, I decided to do my hair and myself a favour! ūüôā

Before that, let me take you a little tour around Modern Style Salon.

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And this was me having my tresses pampered… ‚̧

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End result?

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Smooth and silky hair in no time!!!

Hair treatments are for maintenance purposes which means, similar to facial sessions and self-masking at home, you would need to undergo treatments regularly to achieve your desired result. I dreaded that because that would mean that I would have to squeeze in a slot among my busy schedule and hence, I decided to opt for soft rebonding to solve my problems once and for all.

Headed to Modern Style Salon again to rebond my hair.

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And…the aftermath!

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Yes, that’s my Mac for lunch which my hair stylist, Tonny has very kindly allowed me to bring in to munch while he fix my hair.

Some tips from me if you are intending to have your hair treated/curl/rebond/any other services that might most proba bly take some time to complete – empty your bladder, ensure your phone/ipad is fully charged (or you can charge it at the salon if allowed) and fill your tummy/take-away and munch while the treatment is done (if your hair stylist doesn’t mind).

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You can tell how my locks are now more ‘tamed’ and silkier than before right? ūüėÄ

Awesome right? Read on and look out for my promo code to enjoy discounts!

Modern Style Salon recently had their grand opening and I had the opportunity to meet other MyFatPocket bloggers as well ūüôā

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All of us had our chance to share our experience we had with Modern Style Salon and I was the first to be interviewed.

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Tonny, our hair stylist was interviewed by the emcee as well because all of us girls had only praises for him!

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What is an event without music?

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And delicious food should never be excluded…

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And wines!

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There were freebies which were proudly sponsored by Shiseido!

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[Beauty Review] L’Oreal – False Lash Architect 4D Fibre Effect Mascara Waterproof Formula

As mentioned in my previous beauty review of¬†Love Alpha Mascara, I’m currently using another Mascara which claims to lengthen and volumise at the same time.¬†Definitely what I need for my short and sparse eyelashes!

My natural eyelashes are extremely short and it’s that short till whenever I try to curl, I’ll either press onto my own eyelids (OUCH!) or that the eyelashes cannot even extend to the point where it can be seen.

Don’t get what I mean?

Just take a look at the pictures below.

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Yeah, hello fine lines ūüė¶

So yes anyway, that is after curling… pathetic isn’t it?

But after using eyelash serums (yeah I’m using 2, damn kiasu right?), which I will blog about in my upcoming post, my natural eyelashes have grown – lengthened and volumised! More new lashes have been sprouting out too. ūüôā

Really happy about it and I thought that maybe it’s time I can try and abandon my fake eyelashes, and I have not been using them recently, unless I’m really really lazy to apply mascara and remove it after that or if I really want a more dramatic effect for events like clubbing (which I hardly go now)?

And…although many have commented that my fake eyelashes are quite natural looking, some even thought I applied mascara on my own eyelashes, I don’t like the label of being ‘fake’. And what is more amusing is that, after I have stopped using them and decided to wear them on again, I felt that my eyelids were heavier.

It’s really strange, isn’t it?

I thought that I should have already gotten used to the feeling which I really did after wearing them for so many years, and when I didn’t use them for a short while, I couldn’t get used to it. -_-”

Anyway, I read online that if you have short lashes, you should look out for those with fibre that help to lengthen your eyelashes. And if you have sparse ones, you need to volumise them.

But if you are kiasu like me (my eyelashes are actually more of the ‘short’ kind in relation to the ‘sparse’ kind), I got a mascara which consists of both functions – lengthening and volumising! Short and sparse eyelashes – I guess most Asian girls face this problem.

Oh and did I mention that even my bf has longer eyelashes than mine?!

-_-”

And we’d always joke about getting them curled by me which he agrees without any hesitation (not sure if he’s joking?!).

So anyway, here is how the¬†L’Oreal – False Lash Architect 4D Fibre Effect Mascara Waterproof Formula looks like :

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The wand is a straight wand and not the curved one, which I prefer.

After application of 1st layer of coat :

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Haha, don’t ask me why they look so unbalanced. This picture was really taken after the 1st layer. I guess it must be the difference in volume of eyelashes for my both eyes. My left eye’s eyelashes are more sparse and lesser than my right eye’s ūüė¶

After 2nd coat :

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I know it still looks unbalanced despite the same number of coatings ūüė¶

If you are wondering why didn’t I apply properly at the inner lashes, well that’s because they are too short to be curled! I am always having difficulties trying to curl my lashes, especially the ones near to my inner eyes ūüė¶

A before and after comparison :

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Let’s see what I like and dislike about this mascara.

Pros :

  1. Lengthens my eyelashes
  2. Volumises my eyelashes
  3. Does not clump easily! I really like this mascara for the fact that it hardly ever clumps! Unlike the¬†Love Alpha Mascara, but I must say that because of the natural fibre from¬†Love Alpha Mascara, the lengthening effect it can provide is definitely better than this¬†L’Oreal – False Lash Architect 4D Fibre Effect Mascara.

Cons :

  1. Lengthens with limitations – does not provide fake eyelash/dramatic effect. However, I’ve seen reviews that it works very well for other girls ūüė¶ It may be because they have long eyelashes to begin with? Or perhaps they applied a thick coating? But I’m not keen in applying so many layers on my eyelashes because it looks too fake and also because…read my next point
  2. It is difficult to remove! Because it’s waterproof (which you can now tell its pros and cons), it makes it difficult to be removed. I have been using Biore Makeup remover wipes to remove them and it always takes a long time to remove them completely, compared to having fake eyelashes on. Amazingly,¬†Love Alpha Mascara¬†is easier to remove but I guess that’s because it may not be waterproof?
  3. Volumise with limitations as well
  4. May be pricey to some Рif I recalled correctly, I got this at Watsons for around close to S$30? Love Alpha Mascara  only cost me $11.90 (without postage fees) from Qoo10, although authenticity cannot be 100% guaranteed.

For now, I’ll continue using the Loreal mascara and at the same time, religiously apply the eyelash tonic serum and patiently wait for my natural eyelashes to grow more and longer.

*crosses fingers*

4 stars

If this could really lengthen and volumise further, I’ll definitely give it a 5 star!