May 6, 2015

ATLAS MEDICAL CLINIC | DR SM YUEN (NOSE FILLERS)

Hello all, so I'm back today with an update that starting this year I have decided to join Atlas Medical Clinic by Dr SM Yuen :) 
And to make it clear there wasn't an issue with the clinic I was with previously, I just wanted to try out something different for a change this year and Atlas Medical Clinic was my choice for 2015! 

So far my skincare journey with them has been a breeze, I haven't had any issues with my skin and to maintain my skin I have laser sessions every 2 weeks as well as a facial once a month! 

Just a little background on Atlas Medical Clinic, Dr Yuen's practice revolves around the use of non-
invasive to minimally invasive synergistic treatments to tackle a variety of problems ranging from 
aesthetic dermatology to cosmetic enhancements. Formally trained and mentored by one of Korea's top aesthetics doctor, his area of expertise would be Korean Medical Aesthetics which are usually safe and really natural! 

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For this post, I won't be going into my laser or facials yet as I figured there will be more updates on those in the future so I will start with the recent aesthetic treatment which I have done with them which is.... Nose Fillers! 
So for those of you who have followed my blog would  have known that fillers aren't new to me, I have had them done on my chin and cheeks before but for the nose it's something new!
I don't hate my nose (don't get me wrong) just that I wanted to see how my nose would look like with a higher nose bridge, lol yes...... I'm just being vain! Hence I decided to try nose fillers out! 

So basically what the fillers will do will be to try to straighten out my nose bridge as I have a protruding bone (as seen below) 
Somehow I am in a love/hate relationship with this bone as from the front this bone actually helps make my nose look sharper but from the side I didn't like how it looked... hence I couldn't decide if I wanted to remove it via surgery as I'm afraid I would prefer how my nose looked before hahahaha so thank god for fillers I can try them first and see how it will look like if my nose bridge is straight!
(front view) : nose looks sharp with protruding bone 
*skin is glowing from the facial I did before the fillers ^^ 0 makeup on in these photos!
(side view) : nose looks slightly hooked

The procedure:
So after detailed consultation and numbing on the treatment area, the procedure started! If you are wondering if it's painful.... well..... I wouldn't say painful but pretty uncomfortable? Comparing to my chin and cheeks the nose was really quite.an.experience! 
On a pain level I would rate it 3/10, as for discomfort, 8/10 ( >.< )
Nevertheless in total everything took about 15 minutes and very soon it was over~~~
So after the fillers your nose will be slightly... swollen. This is probably where you feel the fillers are too much and too high, I was skeptical at first, wondering if my bridge could be too high but I was assured that the swelling will come down by another 10-20% once it has settled down! 
And true enough weeks later.... I can say that I am truly in love in my nose fillers ^^
Just some recent photos after the fillers and as you can see my nose looks more defined with minimal contouring! 
For those who are wondering, these fillers are temporary and lasts up at least 6 months, the best part is you can always top up or reduce it up to your preference :) 

Here are the promotions that are currently running in Atlas Medical Clinic! If you have any questions or concerns you can feel free to contact them for a consultation :) 
Address
391B Orchard Road Ngee Ann City Tower B #24-08/10

Singapore 238874
Tel. : (65) 6556 0829
Fax : (65) 6734 9685

Opening Hours
Mon - Tues: 10:00am to 6.30pm

Wed: 10:00am to 8pm
Thurs - Fri: 10:00am to 8:30pm
Sat: 10:00am to 1.30pm 
Sun and Public Holidays: Closed

April 28, 2015

NEW HAIR BY SALON VIM / FACE OF SALON VIM 2015

Got my hair treated at Salon Vim last week and decided to go a few shades lighter! As you all know I have purple highlights on the sides so this time after dying it an ash brown the color faded to pink which isn't done on purpose but yet I love how the pretty the combination looks!!! :) 


For those who're wondering if my hair gets dry/damaged from all the coloring every month.. honestly it does but I make sure to mask my hair as often as I can as well as go for treatments! My favourite and recommended treatment from Salon Vim would be the Arimino Privy Treatment! It makes me hair super soft and smooth after each time and I cannot be happier with managing my hair after :) 
Big thanks and love to Salon Vim for looking after my hair! X
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For those who didn't know, Salon Vim is looking for the Face of Salon Vim 2015!
This time they are targeting university students who wants a total makeover and 2 grand prize winners will stand to walk away with 6-month worth of hair sponsorship + total style makeover session (total up to more than S$6,000) 
Have you been struggling with managing your hair? Or have always wanted a change of style but never had the chance for a change? This could be your chance! 
Contest is open until the 30th April'15 so if you would like to find out more check out Salon Vim's Facebook page as well as Instagram for contest details! 


Start posting today and you could just be the lucky winner! Wishing you all the best of luck! 
X

March 24, 2015

AND SO...

For the past weeks I've been fighting a battle, a battle within myself. They say your worst enemy, fears and demons are in fact living in your own head, and they are right - Your thoughts are your worst enemies. How do you fight when its your mind vs your heart, when your mind speaks one thing yet your heart speaks another. How does someone go through each passing day with a smile on your face when your insides are all twisted and crumpled up? How do you get over the fear of second.. or even third chances, that giving chances mean bringing down walls you have put up to protect yourself from hurting even further. 
Like I said it has been a tough battle, between the mind and the heart.
I thought I was strong, I have been strong all along (at least I feel so) I overcame hurdles life has thrown at me and I'm sure there will be more to come.. yet I feel weak.. I don't have the will to overcome this. How can I do so when even in my dreams I can't escape the pains of reality? Waking up to a pool of sweat just because your deepest fears have chosen to haunt you even in your sleep.

Then again I only have myself to blame, for my own set of expectations, my hopes, faith and ideas that everything would turn out the way I imagined it to be.. only for it to be the total opposite.. and even after it's over I had hope, I hoped... at least until today..

Today, I have lost all hope, trust, faith and everything good I saved for this. Not sure what I can do to make it better, to make myself better, for I am as damaged far beyond anything else. What else can I still believe when everything I have believed in was nothing. 
I don't know what to do anymore. I surrender. 

March 15, 2015

HAI XIAN LAO 海鲜捞 EXPERIENCE

When it comes to popular steamboat/hot pots I'm sure there's only a handful of places we can think of. Most popular being one that requires at least 3 hours of waiting time on peak hours which can get a little frustrating especially when one is hungry.  But fret not... introducing to you my new favourite steamboat restaurant, Hai Xian Lao which I feel deserves a little more limelight for their amazing food and service :)

To be honest this isn't the first time I'm visiting Hai Xian Lao, before this post I've been there a few times and have asked many friends along to try and a few of them have been hooked since. I've  managed to convert them into fans of HXL!
 At Hai Xian Lao you can choose either 1 or 2 soup bases, and offers 7 different soup choices! From Laksa, Ma-la, Chicken, Collagen, Mushroom, Tom yum and Tomato. It is recommended to try their Laksa as well as Collagen! For the ladies who want to be vain yet enjoy your steamboat, the collagen soup is said to promote younger looking skin and hair! How's that for killing 2 birds with 1 stone? 

From the menu there's a wide variety and selection of food for steamboat, seafood as well as ready cooked dishes. I really love that all the meat and seafood is served fresh and at a reasonable portion and price too!
 My favorite pork belly!!! This is a must order for me,
after cooking it in the soup you can definitely taste the rich flavors from the pork, it's so goooood! They do have a decent selection of chicken and beef as well but as I've abstained from beef, I decided to pick pork over chicken! 
Got the mushroom platter because I love me some mushrooms! 
 We had the Chicken and Tomato soup that evening, I find myself picking the tomato soup more often as it gives the food more flavor, definitely something different from what I would usually have!
 Ordered the Dory Fish Slices as well since and I find myself always going back to this as it's really always served fresh so 10 points to fresh fish! :) 
Not sure about you but I'm the biggest fan of the Fish Skin in HXL, I never thought it would be nice since it's... fish skin but after trying it once I was sold!!! It didn't taste like fish at all, perhaps a little more like 'keropok' haha and all you do is dip it in the soup for a few seconds before enjoying it~
Fresh oysters are available too if you're a fan! Served with a squeeze of lemon and tobasco :) 
At Hai Xian Lao they offer air-conditioned as well as al-fresco styled dining. I've always chose to sit outside as I really like the atmosphere of outdoor dining! The restaurant is very elaborated decorated which makes the overall dining ambience and experience very enjoyable :) 
 by the way the amount of food we ordered and had was for 3pax, haha Denise was late so we started eating first. But surprisingly enough we managed to finish most of it.... after a 3hour sitting lol.
 Overall it was yet another satisfying experience with Hai Xian Lao! Definitely did enjoy the food as well as the place and no qualms about heading back again soon. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone who wants to get their steamboat hot pot fix. The restaurant is open daily from 11am-5am so if you happen to crave steamboat at 2am, just pop by to fix that craving :) 

Thank you for having us and for the sumptuous meal!!! 

Hai Xian Lao 
8 Wilkie Road, Wilkie Edge  #01-21, Singapore 228095
Opens daily, 11am-5am

March 2, 2015

DAZZLEMELENS: LENS OF THE MONTH (FEBRUARY)

Here are my favourite lenses for the month of February! 
First up is Bambie Grey! This is from the new Dream Color series, I love this series so much as they have a ton of super pretty lenses! Trust me you have to check them out on @dazzlemelens! 

Not sure if you can tell but there is a design within the lenses that looks like a clover? It's not obvious when you wear it but it gives your eyes this "watery/sparkly" effect which I think is really nice :)
The rims of the lenses aren't too dark as well so for those of you who aren't a fan of lenses with dark outer rims you can give this model a try!  
Next up is a pair of brown lenses, the Rainbow Doll in Brown.
The shade of brown is really light and subtle with barely any designs within this pair... it's really just a simple pair of brown lenses but I love how it made my eyes look! 
I'm amazed with how much difference this pair of lenses can bring to my eyes! 
This is definitely my favourite daily brown lenses for now :)
Really gotta give a big thank you to DazzlemeLens for all the lovely lenses I've been receiving to review, no doubt one of my favourite posts I've been looking forward to do! My No.1 favourite lenses store! To check out most of their designs you can follow them on Instagram: @dazzlemelens and be updated with their latest designs!

PRICING
The more you buy, the cheaper it is :)
1 Pair = $9.20 per pair (230baht)
2 Pairs = $8.00 per pair (200 baht)
3 Pairs = $7.20 per pair (180 baht)
5 Pairs = $6.80 per pair (170 baht)
10 Pairs = $6.40 per pair (160 baht)


*an exclusive offer for my readers*
Quote "ponypony" in your order and state that you're reader to receive
a free set of contact lens case along with your order! 

HOW TO ORDER?
- Facebook page (Dazzle Me Contact Lens)
- Email, (dazzlemelens@gmail.com )
or - LINE (LINE ID: pan0802, nawisa)
If you don't have line, just drop them a facebook message or email to order! 
OR
If you or you have friends coming to Thailand, you can place an order with DazzleMeLens first and collect + pay it at the store respectively.

Visit their store in Platinum Mall:
Room 441, Oxford 2, 2nd floor, Platinum Fashion Mall, Bangkok, Thailand 10400

February 13, 2015

SILKYGIRL COLOR JUNKIE LIP POLISH

So recently I was given a bunch of new lippies from SilkyGirl to experiment with and honestly these are probably one of the first bunch of lip glosses I have ever owned as I didn't have a habit of using them. So after some time of trying them out, I have to admit that I was pretty impressed! 
Here I have with me are the SilkyGirl Color Junkie Lip Polishes! I was given 5 shades and I was quite happy with these shades as these were some of my commonly used lip colors :) Formulated with Vitamin E, Macadamia Seed Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil, these lip polishes ensures maximum hydration! One key point which I felt is super important for lip products! As far as hydration goes, I am very satisfied with them as they don't dry out my lips as some of my other product will. I also realized that after removing them, my lips will feel soft and smooth! Must be the natural oils contained in the product that let to such a velvety finish :) 
There are 6 shades in total for the SilkyGirl Color Junkie Lip Polish and as I have only 5 of them, featured above are the colors that I received! Including one more- Bubbly Jean that will make up the entire collection!
Application is also a breeze as the product glides on smoothly onto my lips! One tip tho... if you like your lip products to stay, always remember to exfoliate your lips with either a gentle sugar scrub or a toothbrush! Once your lips are free of dead/dry skin, you will find application of lip products a lot more easier :) No more tugging or chapping your lips while applying your favorite lipsticks :) 
I like how the colors available are so easily wearable on a daily basis! They are simple to apply and easy to go with most make-up looks :) The versatility of the shades are just what every girl needs! If you like something different you can always mix and match 1-2 colors to come up with a color that you like! Definitely something you can do with these SilkyGirl Color Junkie Lip Polishes! 
Here you can see an rough idea of what the colors looked like in my actual lips, they are super pigmented even with 1-2 coatings! You can always lighten/darken up the shade as you like with multiple coatings so it is really up to you :) 
Not forgetting that these lip polishes are fragrance-free, carmine-free and free from animal testing. Super natural and suited for everyone! 

Want to try out these amazing lip polishes? SilkyGirl is currently holding a contest on their Facebook page from 9th Feb to 28th Feb. All you have to do is comment on the ‘Giveaway Post’ on 
which is YOUR favourite shade from Color Junkie or Go Matte range and why?
Winners will be notified after 2nd Mar via SILKYGIRL Singapore FB Page and you can stand a chance of win a set of these products! 
>>  click here > SILKYGIRL SG to be redirected to contest page <<

Remember to pop over to join the giveaway, if not you can always pop by any SilkyGirl counters to see and try out these products today! :)