Medz @ Orchard Central

It was really a hectic day at work, back to back meetings for the whole day.
After work, i had to rush to Only Aesthetics at Singapore Shopping Centre for my fourth appointment.

My first appointment was on 21st July 2011, so calculating on two month interval basis, this month should be my seventh…okay, i missed two appointment after my third, partly due to my busy schedule (actually it’s more of lazy to travel down to Dhoby Ghaut as the past few months there wasn’t a need to head down to town), also partly because after the third appointment, my underarm’s hair growth was significantly slower (probably only need to shave once a week) and when it grows, it’s just very fine hair, removal was much easier too.

Well, then i made up my mind that i should overcome my laziness to head down Dhoby Ghaut and persevere to finish up the package since there’s significant results, i shouldn’t waste it.

I shall update the progress again, hopefully i don’t even need to shave after the next few treatments!

The process was always easy breezy, i usually just cater half an hour slot for the whole thing, including waiting time and treatment and viola, i’m done and ready to go for my next appointment. So after that, i walked over to Orchard Central to meet Love and the Batam gang for dinner at Medz

My second time visit, Marche concept which i don’t really like because we always have to keep safe of the cards, if we lost it, we’ll have to pay like $100? Limited food and drinks selection and it’s really expensive. I don’t even bear to buy a glass of drink when i’m really thirsty, cost at least $5 and above for a glass of fruit juice!

They do have an extensive range of beer around the world!

Spotted my favorite Taiwan lychee beer

and with the current promotion (any two label of beer for $24), it cost slightly cheaper than Shuffle.

and now you know why the folks chose this place

Watched Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter after dinner and at one moment i really thought Abraham Lincoln was once a vampire slayer until Love told me the movie is not real life documentary -_-

Fancl Pore Cleansing Review

Love’s sis usually shares with me her samples gotten from her product purchases. So often, i get to try out free new beauty products!
This time round she gave me a few packs of the latest Fancl product, Fancl Pore Cleansing Pack.

Pretty expensive, $27.50 for such 8 small packets! Almost $3.50 for 1 packet.

It is actually a clay mask, i tried to follow the instruction by just applying the mask on the T-zone and chin area, but after applying, there’s still a huge amount of mask left over, i didn’t want to keep for the next use so i just applied a thick layer to my whole face. I like the light minty smell and when applied on the face, it feels pretty cooling.

After rinsing off the clay mask, i felt that my skin feels smoother although a little tight feeling, probably the pores are tightened. Not much significant difference on removal of blackheads, perhaps have to use it regularly, but overall i like the experience of applying the cool minty mask on the face!

DHC Products

Had an outbreak recently and was looking around for products to save my face. I wanted to change the whole range of my skincare and makeup products. As for makeup, i’m looking for non-comedogenic ones so i went to google around and found this DHC brand actually has a full range of Acne Care targeted for troubled acne skin.

It’s really convenient to find everything you want in just a brand. I decided to give it a try, so i bought the Acne Toner, Pore Cover Base, Concealer and Foundation at Tampines Mall Watsons. I wanted to buy the other products of the range too, but i think i shall try it out first before committing into buying the full range.

The DHC sales girl was also kind enough to offer me a few satchel of samples and i tried most of them when i reached home.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil – Personally, i don’t really like the feeling of oil applied on my face, that goes to all cleansing oil in the market, but i do like the clean feeling after washing it off with water and this does leave the skin feeling soft.

DHC Salicylic Acne Wash – I think the salicylic acid content is pretty strong, especially if you have a open wound pimple on your face, you can feel a little sting. However, to me, i feel like if i don’t feel like sting, the product doesn’t work well and the sting makes me feel like it’s working to kill away the bacteria haha! might be a misconception but that’s what i think.

DHC Salicylic Face Milk – At first i was like, what is this face milk for? When i applied it after my wash, oh i immediately fell in love with this. It makes my skin feeling so moisturized and really soft! The next day when i woke up, my face was really soft, i don’t know if the cleansing oil and facial wash contributes too, but it does makes me want to buy them all for my daily regimen.

DHC Acne Whitening Gel – Same stinging feeling felt when applied on the pimples but as for whitening, i don’t really see much of a difference probably i just used it for a few days.

DHC Facial Scrub – I think it’s just normal, nothing much to rave about.

Oh yes, as for the makeup range, the Pore Cover Base, seems pretty good, i like it when after i finish applying it, my face is velvet smooth but i discontinued using it because i felt that my pimples are still not getting much better and i have this “logic” that it could be this pore cover that blocks my pores which might make my pimples worse, correct me if i got the misconception, but i felt it’s better to be safe.

I will honestly say that the foundation is crap. After using for a few times, i went back to use my old foundation because the foundation coverage is too sheer, it doesn’t even cover up my acne scars. I really dislike those “acne care” foundation with sheer coverage, what is the point of applying when it makes no difference? They should know that people suffering from acne are the ones who needed a thicker coverage to cover up their acne scars? No?

I’m still looking for a non-comedogenic concealer and foundation with thick coverage, do introduce some good ones if you’re using yeah!

oh also no Ettusia for me, i tried them after DHC’s and they are too sheer for me too. I think i have wasted like almost $200+ for just finding the suitable products but still went back to my old ones =(

Only Aesthetics

I’m sure ladies who like to wear sleeveless clothes like me faces the same problem, before you think of wearing the sleeveless clothes, remember to shave the underarm!
It can be quite irritating especially when you’re already rushing for time and you want to wear that particular clothes!
I’ve always thought of going for some IPL sessions, but usually it cost a bomb as it’s not a 1 time session.

Recently i got to know of this new technology through this blogger and it’s called QPX (Quad Pneumatic Therapy) where it provides a painless and yet permanent hair removal method. Only Aesthetics is the first to bring in this new technology which got me pretty interested in this service.

So what’s the difference between QPX and IPL?

“The patented QPX technology, which is upgraded and modified from the way which IPL works, supports more effective and safer skin treatments. The only reason being that their mode of light pulse is very different.

QPX have a long pulse width and it’s output energy is accurate, while traditional IPL has sharp pulse and high energy which might burn the skin in some cases.

Also, QPX patented way of delivering perfect constant spectrum of light energy results in a dramatic increase of efficacy compared to other devices in the marketplace.

The lamp for QPX is larger thus allowing shorter treatment time for a larger area. There will be no loss of energy on the edge of the treatment area.

Lastly, IPLs are able to reduce hair by the intense light being absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft. For this reason, they typically work better on people with more contrasting skin and hair colours.
However, QPX’s unique method of delivering micro-pulses of light has been clinically proven to work on slightly darker skin types especially those of Asians like us”

As quoted in Qiuting’s blog.

And since Only Aesthetics is having a promotion on Unlimited Package, (who doesn’t love the word Unlimited) so i decided to give it a try.
Their “Unlimited Package” terms is such that it’s valid for a period of two years, each session interval of two months. So by calculation, it’s actually a total of 12 times, although the therapist said that for most people 6-8 sessions is enough.

Went to the Dhoby Ghaut branch with one of my colleague after work and we were given a form to fill up our particulars while waiting for our turn.

Oh yes, you will need to shave clean your underarm before going, i’m not sure why but this is what they advised. I thought it should be otherwise, haha luckily they told us in advance.

The whole process was surprisingly fast, i think it just took like 5 minutes? The therapist just applied the gel (quite cooling) on the underarm area and uses the QPX machine (a few times on each underarm), remove the gel and viola it’s done! To me it felt like some ants biting while on the QPX machine but my colleague said she doesn’t feel anything at all. Probably my skin is more sensitive, but i swear it’s totally tolerable, not considered pain at all.

I’ll need to go for more sessions to know if it’s working well, update again!