CLARINS: BODY S.O.S

April 11, 2014 , 1:00:00 PM

Last weekend, I was invited to Clarins: Body S.O.S workshop learn about their body care line.
As a girl/woman, I'm sure we have tons of concerns and problems with regards to our body
and may I say that the most common issue that most of us have been struggling with is - Cellulite.
I myself have been struggling with a cellulite problem for as long as I can remember... If you've been a follower of my blog you would've known that I have had my fair share of weight issues and my weight is constantly fluctuating which has led to the formation of Cellulite, especially on my thighs :( 
Now even with a healthy diet and exercise, Cellulite can be really stubborn and they don't go away completely so how can we target and solve the problem?

At the Clarins Body S.O.S workshop, we were introduced the Clarins body care line products suitable for slimming, firming and hydrating. Did you know that Clarins is the
Bestselling Body Care Brand in Asia has the answer to every women’s body concerns!
After been given the brief introduction, I thought to myself 
"Seems like I'll be finding a solution to my cellulite problems today!!!"

The workshop was really interesting and engaging for us participants as well! I liked how it got us involved with activities such as addressing the concerns we have on our body and sharing which part we liked the most!
 I could tell that majority of us shared the same problem areas which were mainly the "Thighs, tummy and butt" It was quite comforting to hear that as it seems like I wasn't the only one struggling this.
Through this workshop I was recommended 3 products from Clarins that can help improve my
problem areas!

The Clarins expert, Grace, was present at the workshop to talk about these issues can be avoided and how Clarins can be the solution to our problems. 
A detailed explanation was given to us and we were given a thorough run-through of some the ingredients which are present and used in the Clarins Body Care range of products.
Most of these ingredients are plant based which makes them really gentle and suitable for our skin! Without further ado... let's take a look at these products!
From left: 
Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control
Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub
Clarins Moisture- Rich Body Lotion
Clarins Extra- Firming Body Lotion
Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream
Clarins Body Shaping Cream

The next part of the workshop was the most engaging as we got to test these products on ourselves!
Thanks to Clarins SG, we were going to walk home that day with some of these products 
so we were taught the order of application and how to apply them when we are at home
 It may seem like a lot of work but if we do it right it's actually really easy and you'll be pampering yourself and at the end of the day your skin will thank you for everything ;) 

First in line is the Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub
Now it is always recommended to exfoliate your skin at least once a week to get rid of impurities and dead skin that resides on the top of your skin. After exfoliating you are clearing your skin and allowing maximum absorption of your products! Not to mention exfoliating also helps renew your skin and you may find yourself with glowing and younger looking skin :) 

I love the scent of this scrub as it wasn't too strong, not sure why but I get super put off by products with a strong perfumed scent. The exfoliating beads in the scrub wasn't too harsh on my skin yet not too minor to the point that I couldn't feel that it was exfoliating (happens with some products!)
In the whole I could feel it working it's magic on me!!! 
 After wiping it off, CHECK OUT MY SKIN!!!
You can obviously tell which was the hand the product was tested on right?!?!
I loved the after effect of the scrub as not only was my skin a shade fairer it felt super
smooth like a baby's bottom! Now that my skin is clean it's time to pack on the magic....

Clarins Body Cellulite Control
This product is said to reduce existing cellulite and slow the formation of new cellulite while reinforcing skin’s firmness. Apparently this is Clarins bestselling product and 1 bottle is sold nearly every 2 minutes worldwide! 
You can google for reviews and look it up, tons of people have had positive reviews for this!
The Clarins Body Cellulite Control contains plant extracts which helps target cellulite as well as refines the surface of the skin!
 Upon seeing the texture I knew I was going to love this product already. One thing about me is that I am a sucker for any Gel-based products. Be it lotions, creams, serums ANYTHING! As long as it's gel based it is bound to catch my attention. I love gel-based products as they feel super light on the skin and not to mention they get absorbed super quickly! You don't have to worry about any residue or sticky feeling after application!
 I was super glad this was exactly what I had expected with the Clarins Body Cellulite Control
Super light and refreshing, quickly absorbed into the skin :) 

Clarins Body Shaping Cream
Next up comes the Clarins Body Shaping Cream which helps work your curves! It helps with toning and firming of the skin as well as minimizing stretch marks. Not only does this product works well on the thighs but you can use it for the tummy, arms, hips as well as your bottom! Anywhere you think needs a little shaping and firming, this cream goes there ;) 
 Since this was a cream-based texture, I was looking forward to see how it would work on my skin.
I liked that it was creamy and rich as it would make an awesome hydrator as well, but if it would absorb was another question.
After application I realized that it took slightly longer than the Clarins Body Cellulite Control to be fully absorbed into my skin. It could be because texture wise this was richer, but it surprised me as it did fully get absorbed in the end and left no sticky feeling after!!!
Success! This was truly going to be my new favorite body cream ;) 


After trying these products out on our hands, we were shown a short demo of how we can apply them right on our problem areas to fully maximize the effect of the products on our body!
It's relatively simple, the most important thing to remember is to use your Knuckles!
So while applying your product, gently use your knuckles to massage the product into your skin.
By using your knuckles, you are stimulating the breakdown of fats/cellulite under your skin and allowing the product to work of them easily :) 

Clarins have also done up a short clip to teach you in detail how this simple massaging technique
can help you get stimulate and get rid of stubborn cellulites!

Aside from these products, Clarins also reminded us that accompanied with healthy living we can 
all achieve the body that we want. It is always important to sleep well, eat well and exercise well!
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 The workshop ended with a photo taking session for all of us and some light refreshments courtesy of
Clarins SG themselves :) 

Thank You so much for having us and for the wonderful products as well :) 
I am proud to say that I've been using them religiously everyday, can't wait to see the results!!!
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Now... we all know how amazing the Clarins Body Conturing and Slimming care line is,
of course we would like to share the love with you guys right?
Clarins SG will be giving away free Body S.O.S Trial Pack 
+ a 15 minute Skin Time Consultation

 All you have to do is tell Clarins your body concerns and they will recommend you the most suitable products to address them! (In particular, slimming, firming, hydration)
If I were you I wouldn't waste another second on this opportunity!
Get your Body S.O.S Trial Pack here
>> http://bit.ly/ClarinsBodySOS_Donna <<
It's completely safe and free so you can get your friends and family to sign up and experience these amazing products by Clarins together :) 

#ClarinsBodyS.O.S. / #ClarinsSG

TRAVELOGUE: SEOUL {TOSOKCHON}

April 8, 2014 , 2:47:00 PM

Oh how time flies!
I just realized that it has been about a week since I came back from Seoul and honestly...
am missing Seoul quite a bit. Especially the weather!!! :( 
Figured that it has been about a week too since my last update *hehehehehe but no worries,
I still have tons of visuals from my 2 week-long vacation in Seoul 
 Picking up from where I left off, here's Day #8 Post-op!
Denise suggested we go have Samyetang (also known as Ginseng Chicken Soup) 
This dish is super popular in Korea and is known for it's amazing health benefits all packed into a bowl
of soup! Not to mention a hot bowl of soup is perfect for us in the cold weather ^^
 The menu is a no-brainer.. There's 3 main dishes and the prices differs along with the ingredients
which their chicken is cooked in. Most expensive wise has probably the best ginseng or something...? 

We ordered 2 sets, 1 set each and here's what it looks like!!! 
 Within the chicken there's glutinous rice and tons of herbs which makes up most of the taste of the 
broth, I can't really put a point to how it tastes like exactly but all I know is that it was super yummy!!!
AHHHHHH I would give anything to have this again :(


 No pictures after cos we were too busy enjoying our dish. Don't be fooled by it's looks cos one set itself can fill your tummy pretty well. I mean after all you're having an entire chicken to yourself...

Tosokchon 토속촌
5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 

Since it was Denise's last day in Seoul and we were both kinda broke already, we spent the rest of the day traveling and exploring Seoul. Most of the time we were actually underground in the subway haha
It's relatively easy to travel around Seoul as long as you get a map! Just follow the instructions 
and take the subway and it can pretty much get you everywhere :)

After roaming about for hours we found ourselves back in Hongdae Cafe Street!
We wanted to find a nice cafe to chill and have desserts at..
 As night fell it started to get pretty chilly as well so we cut short our hunt for a nice cafe and randomly jumped into a coffee place, Coffine Gurunaru It kinda resembled Starbucks??? Since we wanted a cake and we couldn't find a cafe which sells nice cakes we just made do with what we found which was...
 Yeaaaaa Honey on Toast!!! Reminded me a little of the toast at After You (Bangkok) but obviously nothing can beat After You hurhurhur
 If you're a fan of White Chocolate, I would highly recommend the Hot White Chocolate drink from Coffine Gurunaru as it's freaking AMAZING. I remembered taking a sip and I was like..
"WHOAAAA DENISE TRY THIS IT'S SOOOO GOOD!!!"
Definitely MUST TRY!!! 

and finally.... ending off this quick visual post with my favorite dish of all time in Korea,
Toppoki!!!!!!!!!!!
I couldn't stop eating Toppokis in Korea cos I love them so so so so much!!!
(which also explains why I ended up busting my stitch hohohohoho) 
They have Toppokis almost everywhere in Korea so this is one dish you wouldn't want to miss! :)
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*POST-OP UPDATE*
It's about 21 days post-op and I can say that I'm healing really well~
Most people couldn't tell that I had surgery and said I just look slightly chubby due to the swelling 
I think it will take about another month or 2 before it will subside? Hahaha
Currently working on my surgery post so for those who're interested waittttttttt for it!!!

Alternatively you can read my Pre-surgery postings: 

VISUALS // TRAVELOGUE: SEOUL {BLACK WHITE / BIVO}

March 31, 2014 , 8:00:00 PM

Evening of Day 7:  chanced upon this little restaurant serving beer + fish and chips
- BIVO // HONGDAE -




 1500₩  draft beer.. that's like $2 or so?! 




Definitely one of my favorite spots to visit at night in Seoul!
xxx

SECOND EXPERIENCE WITH BOTTOMSLIM!

March 26, 2014 , 3:14:00 PM

So lately I was invited back for a second round of treatment at BOTTOMSLIM!
For those who are new to reading my blog I actually visited BottomSlim before and blogged
about my first experience: PONYONHIGHSTREET: BOTTOMSLIM
How time flies! Now about a year later I find myself back here again :) 

Just a quick recap, BottomSlim specializes in Lower Body Slimming. 
I know how most of us girls usually have our struggles with being 'heavy-bottomed" Trust me, I know exactly how it feels as I myself have been struggling with such issues as well. Like I have mentioned before in some of my older blog posts, I've been struggling with trying to keep the extra weight off my body and as much as I hate to admit most of my fats linger around my thighs and lower tummy :( 
Not to mention with my work involving me to sit for long hours... it's no surprise 
I have a bulky lower tummy :/
After receiving the email to visit BottomSlim again, I was glad as I remembered seeing results from my first session! I was able to notice that my thighs have became more toned and firmer after my treatment and with the right exercise it was easy to maintain the way it was after as well!
To go back again this time I knew I could expect similar results from the session :)
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Just like my previous session my appointment was scheduled at the BottomSlim outlet in Taka.
Currently BottomSlim has 6 outlets located throughout the whole of Singapore
The ambience and feel of the spa was just like how I remembered it to be, really calming and serene
A place where you can relax while making your bottom beautiful ;)



The session started off with a through body analysis by a specialist,
to my surprise she managed to pin-point some of the areas which I myself felt that I had a problem dealing with for the longest time!!! Mainly my lower tummy, inner thighs and butt.
According to my concerns, the treatments are customized specifically to what I need which is what I really liked about the treatment.

So after my analysis, I was brought to get my weight/fat/muscle mass measured
and shortly after I was able to start on my treatments! Here's a list of what I had undergone that day,
1. VTx10 (Bottom Thighs)
2. Slender Light Therapy + Fat Burner Mask (Bottom thighs)
3. CLT (Upper tummy, lower tummy, hips, buttock, inner thighs, outer thighs)

These treatments work together to help breakdown the fat particles into smaller pieces to make burning them easier. Besides breaking down the fat particles, these treatment also helps with water retention and reduction in cellulite appearance. After which the blood circulation in these areas will improve and that's when you can see a significant results from your treatments :) 


I truly felt relaxed throughout the treatments under the gentle hands of my specialist!
Definitely a rewarding session for me as well :) 
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True enough after my session I could see the difference in especially my thighs and bottom,
my thighs were definitely toner and firmer just like how I'd wanted and expected it to be!
Super happy cos I know when I walk and I don't feel it jiggling as much (hahahahahahahahaah)
I'm being honest!!! LOL
I really love the fact that BottomSlim does work and I'm sure with continuous treatments
I will be able to achieve the desired legs that I've always wanted~~~
Best part is that I don't have to exercise, it's quick and natural and not to mention targets specifically the areas that I would like to work on :)

I would like to thank BottomSlim and their wonderful staff for their service and the treatment!
They have played an important role in helping me maintain my figure :) 
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For those who are an avid fan of watching the television, you would have came across that BottomSlim was one of the main sponsors for Star Awards 2013, this year they are back again as one of the leading sponsors for Star Awards 2014!

In lieu of the upcoming star-studded event, 
BottomSlim has a promotion exclusively for my readers!
For just $8, Enjoy 3 Signature Tummy, Hip and Thigh Treatments + 3 Cellulite Treatments worth $1,888! Now is the chance to get your idol’s dream figure by just answering a simple question below:

Terms and Conditions to apply:
·       Females above 18 years old and above only
·       Strictly by appointment only.

·       Promotion valid for 2 months

BottomSlim is also located at various other places in Singapore:

Novena Sq 2: 10 Sinaran Drive #03-11/19 Novena Square 2 Singapore 307506
City Square Mall: 180 Kitchener Road #B2-33 Singapore 208539
Jurong: Blk 134 Jurong Gateway Road #01-311 Unit 3 Singapore 600134
Nex Mall: 23 Serangoon Central #03-31 Nex Mall Singapore 556083
Parkway Parade: 80 Marine Parade Road #02-67 Singapore 449269

Ngee Ann City : 391B Orchard Road #05-18 Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238873

For more information you can always visit BOTTOMSLIM or call 63632525
to make an enquiry or appointment :)