Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Chinese New Year 2015

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HELLO HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!! GONG XI FA CAI!!! :mrgreen:
How was your Chinese New Year?
I hope it was good and everyone collected lots of ang baos and ate lots of CNY goodies! :)
I wanted to do OOTD shots for each day but we were too busy rushing everywhere so I only have selfies, oopppps.

DAY 1:

Visited both my grandparents houses.. The Uber taxi app is such a savior, waited for less than 10mins for our limo taxi to come. {{Anyway, if you haven't, do download the "Uber" app in your phone and key in "AP7X6" to get $10 credits for your taxi rides! The app is super useful I swear..}} The roads were so empty I think it will be difficult to flag any taxis.. Played cards for the rest of the day!
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DAY 2:

Visited my uncle's house and then we went to watch Ah Boys To Men: Frogmen with my extended family + the BF! Had Din Tai Fung for dinner after that...
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DAY 3:

Visited the BF's family! The sun was really bright so our eyes were closed in the photo, boo. Got too sick after that and forgot to take a proper photo..
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DAY 4:

Stuck at home being a sick pig so I napped a lot and caught up on some K-dramas.. Actually I wasn't feeling well since CNY eve but Day 3 and 4 were the worst! I haven't even ate a single pineapple tart till now (day 6) boohoo...
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Okay that is the end of my CNY celebrations as of now.. Back to work for now, hello tubes and creams!
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I'll be back with a couple of reviews soon, deadlines are coming.. Lots of work during month end as always!! ><
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Monday, 16 February 2015

Prepping for Chinese New Year with Milly’s

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Chinese New Year is coming and I'm sure most of us girls will be busy shopping for new year clothes and going for beauty appointments the past week.. Me too! Ok the beauty appointments part I mean.. Already got my clothes from my Bangkok trip in December hehe.. I'm so thankful that I can count on Milly's to doll me up, and they always do such a good job! :)
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Kiasu me made my appointment pretty early, almost one month ago hehe.. I booked my appointments on 2 different days after work to get my nails and eyelashes done. Luckily I booked my appointments early, they were really packed when I was there!!! Phewww~
Anyway, I got my nails done first because my previous set is really old and nails are generally more lasting than eyelash extensions.
LOOK AT THIS! My friends will know that my previous gel manicures barely last me for more than 2 weeks. Yes, I didn't type wrongly, even gel don't last on me.. I'm a pretty rough (chor lor) person plus my nails are kind of weak, so I really need a skillful manicurist to deal with my naughty nails! And omg, I was really surprised that my champagne glitter nails (also by Milly's) lasted for more than 6 weeks, since christmas 2014.. Look at how much my nails have grown, crazy lasting right?
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So it is Chinese New Year and I decided to do something red + bling to go with the occasion! I've also spotted lots of sheep nail art trending on instagram due to this year being the goat/sheep year, so I thought I should have cute sheeps on my nails too.. The only legit reason to have cute sheeps on my fingers for the next 12 years!!
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I didn't like those white and plastic looking sheeps made of acrylic, luckily I found a gold sheep design and asked Peggi to replicate it for me on my middle finger.. I'm in love with my middle finger now, so so so cute right?! I know it looks kind of like a monkey or bear or teletubby, but it is okay I love it all the samr because it is just too cute hehe... *heart shaped eyes*
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I also got my lashes done another day after work with You You at Milly's Bugis Cube outlet. I've done almost all kinds of eyelash extensions with her before, and she's really good at single lash extensions! Every single strand of extension is painstakingly attached to an eyelash, one at a time. I like both crown mink (harder, more curly) and fur (softer, less curly) eyelashes, and I decided to do crown mink D-curl for Chinese New Year this time round. D-curl is the most curly type of extensions that they carry by the way! Of course, if you prefer a super dramatic look, do choose the black diamond cluster eyelash extensions which I've blogged about previously.. :)
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Hope that everyone will look pretty and handsome for Chinese New Year! :)
P.S.: I know that I blog really little nowadays.. Started my internship in January and I am still trying to get used to my new "life" at the moment. I only have the evenings to myself but for the past 2 weeks, every evening was spent out due to my birthday and other gatherings or beauty appointments. Will try to find more time for myself and maybe blog more soon.. I have so much beauty products and food places to share about!! (And Europe + Korea travelogues too) Meanwhile, I am more active on instagram @fishaberry, so do follow me for live updates! :)
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Saturday, 7 February 2015

LUSH Valentine's Collection 2015

I'm sure some of us girls are hopelessly in love with LUSH products.... So guys, here's a Valentine's Day gift idea for her! A gift that smells and looks good! :)
Guess what's this?
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A box of love from LUSH that is! It smells really good even before I open it!
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Look, here are some items from LUSH's 2015 Valentine's collection! From hearts to flower to unicorn to prince charming and kiss...... These limited edition babies are to die for!!
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Cupid's Love (Soap)

Deliciously fruity soap filled with fresh figs and passion fruit juice.
A perfect bar of heart shaped soap with a delightful fruity scent, this will never go wrong right? Something practical that looks so cute hehe!
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Unicorn Horn (Bubble Bar)

Glistening, lavender and neroli scented bubbles with all the colours of the rainbow.
This looks unreal seriously, a pastel pile of happiness! So cute right? I wonder if there will be rainbow bubbles...
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Prince Charming (Shower Gel)

A sweet syrupy shower gel to sweep you off your feet.
Haha I like the name! A nice smelling shower gel will never go wrong too, even for those who don't have bathtubs at home..
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The Kiss (Lip Scrub)

Buff your lips to pouting perfection with this bubblegum pink caster sugar scrub.
I thought this was just a yummy lip scrub with a cute name - The Kiss - until I noticed even cuter stuff inside.. Not just sugar, be surprised with heart-shaped bits in the scrub too!
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Floating Flower (Bath Bomb)

A sensual jasmine bath with beautiful colors that seep through the water.
I was pretty attracted to the jasmine scent, and I can't wait to try this out when I go for my next staycation. Pretty colored water yay!
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Heart Throb (Bubbleroon)

All the romance of french patisseries in a passionate red shea butter sandwich.
A red heart-shaped macaron with glitter gold center, how pretty can this get? It makes the bathwater red, and is enriched with cocoa butter to soften out skin.
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I still can't decide on what I love most from this collection, and I can't wait to use them all!
Anyway, these are not everything from the 2015 Valentine's collection, do check out the other limited edition items at their stores ya?
You can get them from LUSH stores at these 3 locations below...
Wisma Atria
435 Orchard Road, #B1-13 Singapore 238877
Suntec City Mall
3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-303 Singapore, 038983
Orchard Gateway
277 Orchard Road #01-07 Orchard Gateway Singapore 238858

Monday, 2 February 2015

Aqua Acne Clear Renew Facial at ClearSK Medi-Aesthetics + GIVEAWAY

I’ve always had some problems with acne and acne scars/marks, so I’m more than happy to try out different facial treatments that might help to make my complexion better.. Went for a doctor consultation at CSK Laser Clinic about a month ago, and she recommended me to try the Aqua Acne Clear Renew Facial as well as Cosmetic laser to help with my acne and marks/scars.
Oh, and before I forget, there is a super awesome giveaway at the end of this post. Yes, FREE Aqua Acne Clear Renew Facial treatment worth $305 each for 20 lucky people, I think this is like the best giveaway ever? ClearSK is so generous! How I wish I can convert it to 20X facials for myself hahaha.. But too bad I can’t. Anyway, instructions for on how to join the giveaway at the end of this blog post, read my review of the facial first! :)
Was pretty busy with family matters and the festive season in December, so I finally booked an appointment in early January to try out the Aqua Acne Clear Renew Facial. My skin was a little congested by then, and I had clusters of pimples at the side of my face, eww… (Warning: ugly bare-faced photos below)
On my way there, I can’t wait to try out the facial!
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Just a little more information about the Aqua Acne Clear Renew Facial...
This is a non-invasive clinical facial powered by medical technology, and it consists of two main procedures which I will elaborate more later. It comes with multiple benefits and is suitable for those with Acne problems like me! It cleanses and exfoliates our skin, helps with acne problems by treating acne and lightening acne marks, and lastly, hydrates as well as brightens our skin. Also, you'll be glad to know that there is no downtime at all, as there is no discomfort or complications associated with non-invasive facials usually. (Note that since this is a non-invasive facial, there will be no eye brow trimming, extraction and massage.)
I went to ClearSK Medi-Aesthetics at Novena Medical Center (#10-01)!
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The pretty waiting area that also smells very nice. I was offered hot tea here to calm myself down before the facial!
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Here's their clean and neat treatment room. (FYI, the bed is mega comfy!!!)
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First thing the therapist did was to cleanse my face. Double cleansing, I mean. Firstly, she removed my eye and lips make up with a waterproof make up remover, then, she used cleansing milk to remove my face makeup + sunblock, and lastly, she used a facial cleanser to double cleanse my whole face. I like it that she took so much care to remove my makeup and to clean my face completely!
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Went to the photo-taking room to take the "Before" photos right after cleansing. They have professional lighting system to take clear and detailed photos. We also came back here to take the "After" photo after the facial by the way.
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First main procedure of the facial will be Diamond Microdermabrasion, also known as Diamond Peel. A probe with a diamond tip was used all over my face and I can feel a light suction throughout the whole process, I guess the probe is sucking all the dirt and dead skin cells away. Another type of probe tip was also used on the more delicate areas, such as the eye area. My skin felt super clean and firm after this step!!
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The therapist informed me that she used a new piece of the white cotton, and told me that I will be able see the difference after she is done with the procedure.
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Here's the comparison of the used cotton and another brand new one, I can see some facial hairs and yellowish/greyish dead skin on the used one on the left!
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The next procedure will be the application of topical solutions - lactic acid, salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid -  with a machine and another probe. To be honest, I was a little freaked out at first. I was thinking "What?! Applying acid on my face? Won't my face corrode?"
To my relief, this procedure is pretty comfortable, I would say it feels like masking with lots of serum on my face. I only felt a slight tingling sensation at the sensitive areas, and the hyaluronic acid smelled a little like sweat (the smell didn't linger around so no worries). My skin felt really hydrated and plumped up (like how it usually feels after masking) after this procedure!
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Lastly, the facial treatment ended off with a lavendar mask. The therapist will decide on the mask depending on your skin type.
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She said that they will usually apply the mask over the eyes too, but I had eyelash extensions on so she didn't apply the mask on my eyes.
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Sneaked a photo with my phone when I'm supposed to be resting with the room lights dimmed. I look like a ninja HAHA!
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Left the place a happy girl!!! My skin felt really clean and refreshed after the whole treatment. I'm sure it is more firm and hydrated too.. Oh, and I was glowing, major love glowing skin! There is indeed no irritation or discomfort at all.
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Okay, so here is what most of you are waiting for...

 

GIVEAWAY!!

Clear SK is giving out FREE Aqua Acne Clear Renew Facial treatments worth $305 each for 20 lucky people!
All you have to do is to fill in your personal details in this form and also answer some simple survey questions. They will contact the 20 winners via email in 7 days! :)
JOIN NOW!
T&C: restricted to one treatment per NRIC

 

 

 
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