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OOTD: Black x Side Zip

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Went for an event where there were two fragrance launches and I usually try to dress according to product theme if I can! Between Black and Skyblue (color themes for the fragrances)… I  chose black of course, haha.

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(Yes I don’t like to remove the protective film on my Hermes accessories haha)

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Dress & Bag: China, the skull clutch bag was a gift from my mother-in-law
Accessories: Hermes Kelly Dog | Ring from Edge of Ember & H&M
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hoes: Nine West Wedges

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The sun was already starting to set by then but thanks to Yina for helping me snap these lovely pics! Can always trust her skills haha. It was a launch for two fragrances and these pictures were taken at the lovely Capella! I dressed in black mainly for the first fragrance – Calvin Klein’s Reveal.

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The staff for this event were super dedicated – they actually had a change of clothes for the 2nd event which had a dreamy theme of white and blue! It was Marc Jacob’s latest fragrance, Daisy Dream.

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The bottle is absolutely gorgeous with a laced daisy cover on both the bottle and the cap! The latest variation of the original MJ Daisy (launched in 2007), Daisy Dream EDT is a woody-floral scent with notes of grapefruit, pear, lychee, blue wisteria and musk – it opens fresh and fruity, then dries down to a sweeter note. The fragrance doesn’t last too long however, so decanting into a travelo (mini perfume spray) for reapplication through the day would be a good idea! 

The collection comes in EDT, Body Lotion & Shower Gel forms and retails $88 SGD for 30ml, $115 SGD for 50ml and $148 SGD for 100ml in Singapore. Available from 21st August ’14 onwards exclusively at all Sephora & MJ stores, and will be stocked in dept stores come Sept ’14. 

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Always happy to have my pretty girlfriends at events for company because they brighten up my day immensely! It was a great evening – thank you Coty & LuxAsia for having us! ; )

{ Pictures taken with my Panasonic GF-2 camera }

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Guerlain Kiss Kiss (2014) Lip Swatches

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“In her clutch, pressed between her fingertips, lies her weapon of lethal seduction. Her partner, her daily ally. Her KissKiss lipstick, a name that charms like a love letter. The lipstick that she never leaves home without.”

It’s been 20 years since the creation of Guerlain’s iconic KissKiss lipstick, and come this year, Guerlain will be launching their newly revamped KissKiss collection to replace the old! Still in the iconic Kiss Kiss shape it was since the start, Kiss Kiss has a new, sleek black coat of lacquer now, instead of the gold nugget it was!

Admiring little details like the etching of the words "KissKiss" on the lipstick's bullet body.

Admiring little details like the etching of the words “KissKiss” on the lipstick’s bullet body.

“A celebration of French seduction
A homage to eternal femininity
The elegance of a timeless essential
The whisper of a passionate kiss”

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Back in the 1890s, lip rouges were sold in tinted papers, paper tubes and little pots, and Guerlain as a leading beauty house, launched their Ne M’oubliez Pas in 1840, which was widely credited as the first stick lip-rouge ever made!

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Not too long after, in 1915 – Maurice Levy invented the first cylinder metal tube for lipsticks which was in a push up format, and in 1923, James Bruce Mason Jr. introduced the swivel up concept for lipsticks which is still widely used till today. (wikipedia link) Fascinating facts I found online while googling for the history of Guerlain’s KissKiss lipsticks!

And now that the short lipstick trivia’s done with, let’s carry on with the KissKiss introduction!

“Crafted by designer Hervé Van der Straeten, its understated case shows off infinitely elegant curves. A tube transformed into a work of art, a jewel developed like three sleek cubes. In 2014, KissKiss changes its dress code. This eternally bold object surprises us once again by slipping into a precious and graceful little black dress. Simply chic!”

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So now in 2014, we have the latest version of Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss, in 25 beautiful, newly formulated shades. I don’t have the previous Kiss Kiss lipsticks, but I’ve seen online reviews saying that 2014′s version is much more pigmented!

The 25 shades are categorized into Nudes, Pinks, Reds & Corals, but I’ll prefer to sort them by number her! (Though the color categories are immediately obvious when you see the lippies swatched together).

(* denotes a color I like!)

  • 300 Golden Girl (sparse gold shimmer)
  • 301 Candy Beige
  • 302 Romantic Kiss (pink shimmer)
  • 303 Beige Booster * (gold shimmer)
  • 304 Air Kiss * (iridescent shimmer)
  • 305 Forever Brown
  • 320 Red Insolence
  • 321 Red Passion
  • 322 Red On Fire (orange shimmer)
  • 323 Spicy Girl * (gold/pink shimmer)
  • 324 Red Love
  • 325 Rouge Kiss
  • 326 Love Kiss
  • 327 Red Strass (orange/gold shimmer)
  • 328 Red Hot
  • 340 Miss Kiss * (iridescent shimmer)
  • 341 Peach Frizz *
  • 342 Fancy Kiss
  • 343 Sugar Kiss *
  • 344 Sexy Cool
  • 360 Very Pink *
  • 361 Excessive Rose *
  • 362 Cherry Pink (red/pink/gold shimmer)
  • 363 Fabulous Rose * (iridescent shimmer)
  • 364 Pinky Groove (frosty, gold shimmer)
  • 365 Pink Romance (frosty, silver shimmer)
  • 366 Fall In Love
  • 367 Kiss Blossom
  • 368 Baby Rose * (fine gold shimmer, nearly frosty)
  • 369 Rosy Boop (fine gold/pink shimmer)

Let’s get on to the arm and lip swatches!

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Guerlain Kiss Kiss 300 Golden Girl

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 300 Golden Girl (not so much a fan of this…)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 301 Candy Beige

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 301 Candy Beige

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 302 Romantic Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 302 Romantic Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 303 Beige Booster

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 303 Beige Booster (love this one! kindda like my lips but better)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 304 Air Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 304 Air Kiss (the shimmer + color combo for this is beautiful!)

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Close up pic of the beautiful iridescent shimmer in 304 Air Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 305 Forever Brown

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 305 Forever Brown

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Guerlain Kiss Kiss 320 Red Insolence

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 320 Red Insolence (more like a tint, but still gorgeous!)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 321 Red Passion

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 321 Red Passion (blue-red)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 322 Red On Fire

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 322 Red On Fire (gold shimmer + red stain. eye-catching combi!)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 323 Spicy Girl

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 323 Spicy Girl (another beautiful combo of shimmer + color!)

Close up of the beautiful shimmer in 322 Red On Fire and 323 Spicy Girl

Close up of the beautiful golden shimmer in 322 Red On Fire and orange shimmer in 323 Spicy Girl

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 324 Red Love

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 324 Red Love (pigmented, creamy rose pink with understated shimmer kindda covered by the opaque color)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 325 Rouge Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 325 Rouge Kiss (another shade to love because it’s so glossy and renders your lips look so kissable!)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 326 Love Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 326 Love Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 327 Red Strass

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 327 Red Strass

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 328 Red Hot

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 328 Red Hot (perfect for autumn to me!)

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Guerlain Kiss Kiss 340 Miss Kiss

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Close up of the only color with iridescent shimmer in the group!

Close up of the only color with shimmer in the group, 340 Miss Kiss!

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 341 Peach Frizz

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 341 Peach Frizz (oh-so creamy, and oh-so pretty!)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 342 Fancy Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 342 Fancy Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 343 Sugar Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 343 Sugar Kiss (to die for. it’s such a sweet color to have!)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 344 Sexy Cool

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 344 Sexy Cool

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Guerlain Kiss Kiss 360 Very Pink

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 360 Very Pink (that. glossy. look. MUST HAVE)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 361 Excessive Rose

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 361 Excessive Rose (the most gorgeous creamy fuchsia pink!)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 362 Cherry Pink

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 362 Cherry Pink

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 363 Fabulous Rose

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 363 Fabulous Rose (your lips but better, and with a shot of shimmer. HEART.)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 364 Pinky Groove

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 364 Pinky Groove (gold shimmer – nearly frosty but surprised by how good it looks!)

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 365 Pink Romance

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 365 Pink Romance (another almost frosty stunner. similar to 364 but with silver shimmer instead!)

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Guerlain Kiss Kiss 366 Fall In Rose

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 366 Fall In Rose

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 367 Kiss Blossom

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 367 Kiss Blossom

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 368 Baby Rose

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 368 Baby Rose

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 369 Rosy Boop

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 369 Rosy Boop

On the overall, these lipsticks impressed me when it came to pigmentation, because I have a darker upper lip and the majority of them were able to hide that pretty well – formulation was a hit and miss – some were more moisturizing than the others, but none too drying at all. I can’t help but admire the pretty shimmer, especially in 304 Air Kiss, 323 Spicy Girl, and the subtle shimmer in 363 Fabulous Rose.  360 Very Pink got my heart and 343 Sugar Kiss was perfect to me!

The Guerlain KissKiss Lipsticks will retail at $49 SGD in Singapore and $37 USD in the USA – I think the prices are pretty fair and totally worth it! You can find Guerlain makeup & fragrances at Takashimaya, Tangs Orchard & Sephora ION Orchard.


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Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lip Lift

While it’s no new product, I actually had no idea what it was and thought it was lip balm – but it isn’t! It’s actually a lip primer – one that prevents lip color from feathering / bleeding, last longer, and show the actual lip color better.  It doesn’t really have any moisturizing effects for me, but it isn’t supposed to do that anyway. It’s flesh-colored and has a matte finish, but on the lips it just tones down the color of your lips a little, sort of like a lip concealer.

As you can see, it blends in with my skin color straight away...

As you can see, it blends in with my skin color straight away…

Guerlain Lip Lift on bare lips (okay, I have a bit of balm on my lips)

Guerlain Lip Lift on bare lips (okay, I have a bit of balm on my lips)

It is great for you if your lips tend to be to reddish, like mine – using the Guerlain Lip Lift allows the color of your lipstick to show properly, especially for lighter colored lippies like nudes and corals (to appear less red). To me, it’s definitely one up from using concealer on my lips!

Here’s an example of what different it makes for Guerlain Kiss Kiss 342 Fancy Kiss, a coral lippy.

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Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss Lip Lift retails at $47 SGD in Singapore.

I apologize for any swatches which weren’t done too well – I’ve always had dry lips and some lipsticks just accentuate my lip lines even more! Colors may be a little different from how it’ll appear on your lips as I have a darker upper lip to begin with. Really hope that y’all loved this one as much as I loved making it! (though I must admit that swatching 25 colors at one go isn’t exactly what I’ll consider fun, haha) ; ) I hardly say this, but… thank you for making it to the end of this post! 

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OOTD: Casual/Smart ft. Love, Bonito’s Covet Jenni Jumpsuit

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Sorry but you’ll have to see a lot of my face first before you can get to the outfit photos cos I love the photos from this shoot too much!!! Probably my most narcissistic post to date and I’ve been waiting for the jumpsuit to launch before posting it (so it’s a little more relevant.. haha).

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Chilling away at one of the most photogenic places in Tiong Bahru with the best cupcakes on earth – Plain Vanilla.

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I had to have this because of the HUGE star charm dangling off it. That, and also I was looking for a thick chained bracelet. This perfect thing’s from Headline Seoul (you can find them in Wheelock place in Singapore).

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This CC Skye Lucky Horn Rosary Bracelet was love at first sight for me (I do fall in love quite easily hor? hahaha) and it’s classy looking to go with plenty of outfits!

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Beautiful geometric rings by Edge of Ember, from Curated Editions. I HEART ROSE GOLD. The other ring’s my engagement band so it’s always there no matter how much it clashes with everything else hahaha.

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Weather that day was H-O-T! TOO HOT!

Make up was kept simple – Amazing Concealer & MUFE Concealer underneath Laneige Pore Control BB Cushion, Lancome Blush Subtil Blusher, Korres Lip Butter, Shu Uemura Brows & Eyeko Eyeliner.

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Pretty sandals from PrettyFit Shoes, a local Singaporean brand! If you haven’t checked them out yet their shoes are actually REALLY comfortable. I have quite small feet so I really hope that they’ll make shoes in size 34 soon! But mean while, I fell in love with this pair and was delighted that I could fit into it easily without it slipping off.

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It’s quite easy to mistake this for a two piece but it’s actually a jumpsuit! And it’s quite possibly the most fitting jumpsuit I have from Love, Bonito (okay maybe other than this other one). I had to wear XS for this cos the pants portion fit me better than S. There are concealed zips at the pant-leg sides of the romper if you have bigger ankles/calves.

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The pant area is fitting while the chiffon top is looser on me – I don’t have a really long torso thats why it’s so billowy. The top can look a little bulky if you are top-heavy (but it’s comfy!). It’s actually very sheer and you can pair this with a either nude bra, or a black one like I did. Honestly I couldn’t care less!

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(Yeah I make a lot of hand-up poses hahaha. I’m not very good at posing but I’ll try to improve lah!)

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(randomly, you wouldn’t believe how much faeces (from bugs and birds) there were in that stairwell, i almost didn’t wanna go up. But the photos turned out really nice, all thanks to my Photog Ron for spotting this corner and suggesting, heh)

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Zip at the back goes all the way up to the top… People always ask me how I go to the toilet in this. Erm, bring a friend or ask for help fro ma stranger if you’re not a contortionist. I’m not. Hahaha. No one should ever see the awkward poses I get into to get this zipped up!

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You can turn this romper from casual to formal by pairing it with a blazer and changing your choice of shoes! I wore it to Jayne’s wedding actually with a pair of nude pumps. I really love rompers cos they’re brainless when it comes to coordination! Heh. And Love, Bonito makes such awesome ones that I cannot stop collecting them.

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Clothes: Love, Bonito’s Covet Jenni Jumpsuit
Bag: Zara
Shoes: PrettyFit Sandals
Accessories: CC Skye Lucky Horn Rosary & Headline Seoul Bracelets // Rings from Curated Editions
Hair: Gary of Salon Vim

Awesome photography by Ron Lee of Eye-deas.com 

Photos were taking in the beautiful Tiong Bahru neighborhood and I was there primarily for two things – brunch, and to restock my True Grace candles from Strangelets! If you’ve read my older posts you’d know that I’m super into hunting down fragrances that smell like the distinctive, customized scent of ION Orchard and I believe I’ve found the one.

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True Grace is a brand all the way from UK, and i discovered it quite by accident one day while exploring Tiong Bahru (way before this trip, I really ought to go out and explore more) in this store called Strangelets.

I wanted more home fragrances than candles so I mailed in to Strangelets and asked if they would be bringing in anytime soon – not only did I get a reply saying that they’ll let me know if they do, they actually DID get back to me and that was how I ended up there again to get the reed diffusers.

I’m not paid to promote them or the candles, but I really love the scent and also I have to applaud good service, so here’s a little plug for them (and also because I know a lot of you like the ION scent!)! ; )

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The reed diffusers are $85, the candles are $65. The scent that I’m holding that smells like ION Orchard is “Green Tea & Citrus”. They have a wonderful range of candles as well and I’m quite interested in a few, but I’d better go through my stockpile of candles first before the husband complains!

You can find them in Strangelets, along 7 Yong Siak St in the lovely Tiong Bahru neighborhood. Take a whiff and make a comparison yourself! My home smells wonderful now and I just don’t wanna go out any more : x (P.S. Heard that the diffusers have since sold out and there’s a 6 month wait for stocks. Wot?!)

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Let’s talk aesthetics with The Sloane Clinic

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When you come face to face with an aesthetic doctor I’m sure quite a few questions would naturally come to your mind, like:

“Is botox safe?”

(yes, when performed by a licensed doctor that is fully trained to perform aesthetic procedures) 

“Fillers painful or not?”

(depends on area(s) injected)

“Which celebrity’s face have you fixed before, ah?”

(Doctor cannot tell you la…)

but the most important and relevant question would probably be…

“What can I do to improve my looks?”
(and how much?)

Well, that’s what I would ask, anyway! Some people immediately ask “I want to botox my jaws, how much ah?” but I believe you should always seek the doctor’s opinion before deciding for yourself what you need done!

I’ll put it all on the table and admit here & now that I’ve seen a doctor and had aesthetic procedures done on myself almost a year back. They were very small procedures, but I witnessed (for myself and on myself) how little changes can make the most difference sometimes – I had botox done, and while no one could tell that I’ve done it – everyone said that I looked like I lost weight when in fact it was the botox’s magic! : x Every time I’m at the doctors we would chat for a very long time because I just have so many questions!

Most recently, I was invited for quite an interesting talk organized by The Sloane Clinic, which was about the ideals of beauty in all races’ point of view, the latest non-invasive procedures available to transform how you look, and one of the speakers was a Korean plastic surgeon, Dr. Moon, whose slides fascinated us and had our undivided attention for sure with all the fascinating before/after pictures.

I was quite happy to be there cos usually you’ll have to pay more than just $30 to hear these doctors speak or even ask them questions. During the talk, they covered all the usual procedures people will do, both invasive (double eyelid aka Upper Blepharoplasty , inner eyelid aka Epicanthoplasty) and non-invasive (fillers, botox, thermage, lasers). I even took the chance to ask Dr. Chua from The Sloane Clinic about a dark patch at the side of my face which appeared out of no where (melasma, apparently! DAMN.). Time to pile on the sunscreen!!!

And because this post would be boring without pictures, and also because I didn’t have anything drastic done YET (don’t worry guys, I’m not intending to for now (until I old and get saggier)) – here’s a photoshop process of what I could have done if given the chance!

First off, here’s a picture of me, completely unedited.

1. ZERO EDITS. My untouched face…

Unedited selfie!

Unedited selfie! Pimples. Eyebags. Droopy eyelid. Big jaw skillfully hidden with awesome hair, but still there when the wind blows.

2. If I did laser / skin treatments…

To brighten my dull face of course. And to get rid of pigmentation, blemishes / acne scarring, etc.

One can try:

  • Fractional lasers
  • LED/IPL treatments
  • Peels
  • Facials
  • Oral/Topical medication & creams

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3. If I did fillers / Thermage…

Thermage
- a radio frequency procedure to tighten, lift and firm skin and alleviate all visible signs of ageing (in my case, works for my saggy jowls and loose skin!)

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Using Restylane hyaluronic acid fillers (they have different types of fillers meant for different parts of your face, because in some areas you’ll need softer fillers (under eyes) and for some areas you’ll require longer lasting ones (nose, chin).

  • on the nose, for a sharper tip
  • in my tear troughs so that I dont look like I have eye hollows
  • for fuller cheeks – you can’t see it but I have pretty uneven cheeks and that’s why I usually take pics on one side
  • on the chin for a slightly sharper V face

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4. If I went a step further and had Upper Blepharoplasty for my saggy eyelids…

To be very honest, I’m prepared to get this done when I hit 45 or 50, because I’ve seen it happen on my mum / mother-in-law. Thanks to genes, I’m blessed with already beautiful double eyelids (If i may say so!) but this only means that they’ll sag in time to come.

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After Upper Blepharoplasty – the difference is very slight here, it’s more of a lift!

Alternatively of course, you can start with preventive measures like Ulthera (lifts up your brows and opens up your eyes non-invasively), as well as using creams and getting customized eye treatments from a good aesthetic clinic.

5. Now to take things extreme and get an Epicanthoplasty as well…

Removing the excess fold at the inner corners to reveal the medial portion of the eyes. Epicanthoplasty is performed to correct those with Mongolian fold, resulting in sharper inner eyelids and making the eyes appear larger and more open.

For some people, cutting double eyelids aren’t enough – a good surgeon will be able to manage your expectations and advise you if you need epicanthoplasty or not in order to achieve good facial balance and symmetry, so that you’ll look GOOD instead of weird!

Let me first erase my eyeliner and show you why I always wing my eyes out - because I actually have pretty close set eyes and a wide face - I will look like I have beady, small eyes if I don't wing my eyeliner out! So here's the erased version (but with "upper eyelid surgery" done)

Let me first erase my eyeliner and show you why I always wing my eyes out – because I actually have pretty close set eyes and a wide face – I will look like I have beady, small eyes if I don’t wing my eyeliner out! So here’s the erased version (but with “upper eyelid surgery” done)

after photoshopping how Epicanthoplasty would go on me!

After Epicanthoplasty (without eyeliner)

After Epicanthoplasty (without eyeliner) – now I don’t really need eyeliner anymore! Hehe.

But of course If I still want to draw eyeliner, no one's gonna stop me!

But of course If I still want to draw a winged eyeliner, no one’s gonna stop me! I prefer having a feline flick actually, it makes me look more feminine.

Actually there’s more than just epicanthoplasty and blepharoplasty –  just looking at this makes me go o_o

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I know it may seem like really small changes (and its not visible if you view pic by pic like that), so here’s a compilation gif to show you all the “procedures” “performed” on my face.

A simulation of how aesthetic procedures would have gone on me:  Lasers, Fillers, Ble & Epicanthoplasty!

A simulation of how aesthetic procedures would have gone on me:
Lasers, Fillers, Upper Blepharoplasty & Epicanthoplasty!

Amazing, isn’t it. You know, If i were to visit a doctor I would show them this animation after hearing their opinion. Totally. hahaha. And I think my eye bags really need some help, man!

Eh, what about botox?

Do you think that I would forget about this most popular procedure, which involves injecting botulinum toxin to weaken and freeze your muscles temporarily so that you’ll have a smaller jawline / lesser wrinkles? Heh. I personally really enjoy the effects of this. The results are most obvious in photos but when people ask if I’ve slimmed down… *wry smile*

I don’t think you can tell, but in the set of pictures above (taken in March ’14), I’ve actually already had botox done.

The effects of my previous botox has long gone by now, but I’ve dug out an old pre-botox picture and photoshopped it to my liking to show you the difference! It’s really slight, but it makes such a huge difference. Blink and you’ll miss it – I’ve also photoshopped my chin a little sharper (ahh, if I had fillers done…)

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All these procedures are available at The Sloane Clinic, which offers BOTH non-invasive aesthetic procedures AND plastic surgery (only available at a specialized The Sloane Clinic Plastic Surgery Centre) as well – this surprised me really, because that means that they have certified surgeons, which means more knowledge shared amongst the doctors as well to advise you on what procedures are suitable for you.

I believe in finding a good, reputable doctor or clinic – in my honest opinion, I would never do any procedure on just the first visit – I would consult 2-3 doctors for different opinions (which is what I did actually!) before concluding what I want to do and settling with a doctor I’m comfortable with.

It helps if I know about the doctor’s good skills through word of mouth, and not just based on advertorials alone. I strongly suggest consultations and going slow on these procedures, and DON’T do more than what is necessary, or get addicted to it. A good doctor shouldn’t advise you to do beyond what is necessary just to make money.

I would like to reiterate that I’m not intending to get surgery done, but nonetheless, it was good to hear the doctors share about the procedures and learn more just because this is an interesting topic to everyone.

Do read up about the various procedures available so that you don’t get too confused – and always ask the doctor if you’re unclear about anything. An extensive list of what The Sloane Clinic offers, along with diagrams, is available at their website if you’d like to check out more information.

Like I said, choosing a doctor is very important – he, or she, must have a great sense of aesthetics and not just blindly calculate everything to the golden ratio (in my honest opinion, a little flaw only makes you more unique and beautiful in your own way.)

Thank you, The Sloane Clinic for inviting us and having the wonderful speakers – Dr. Moon Hyoung Jin, Dr. Tan Ying Chien, & Dr. Chua Han Boon to share their experiences, thoughts and teaching us more about the procedures available for different problems. It was an eye-opener and interesting to know how the doctors made different people with different features and problem areas look better!

One of the interesting things they spoke about during the talk was the “Golden ratio” – the calculation and all is too cheem for me so you can read up on it, or like me, simply take the template and photoshop it over your face hahaha. I think when I start it’s a little hard for me to stop so here’s a bit more about it!

They say that Angelina Jolie has the perfect face which aligns to the golden ratio measurements

They say that Angelina Jolie has the perfect face which aligns to the golden ratio measurements

You’ve heard about the Caucasian male who wanted to look like an Asian KPOP Star – but you know, due to our different anatomy / facial bone structures, what’s beautiful in a Caucasian eyes may not be the same as an Asian’s, and for the same reason, you would definitely visit a local, or at least an Asian doctor when you want to get something done.

Just for the fun of it I went to find a picture of myself full frontal (wah, that is so hard lor!) and photoshopped the golden ratio mask to my face (calculating yourself will always be more accurate but this is definitely much faster). Here’s a little .gif of how I would look like before / after confirming my features to fit the golden ration:

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Errrr… no thanks ah! Hahaha. And I guess that is why I wasn’t advised to do chin fillers. I’d look like a horse if I want to have the perfect golden ratio face, because I’m quite short! This just reinforces my opinion of finding a good / right doctor!

This picture above was actually about 2 months after I did botox and fillers – It was a really good decision to have had it done because it was life changing – the best time of my life, really –  taking pictures endlessly without having to photoshop anything! And knowing that you’ll always look good in other people’s pictures too (that’s really important when you’re a blogger, man).

I’m sure there would be many curious about how safe / painful fillers and botox are, and this is my testimony:

  • they are safe when performed by a licensed and good doctor
  • they are not permanent (goes off after 6months – 1 year depending on how fast your body metabolizes the fillers / how often you use the muscles (for botox)),
  • it was quite painless for me even without numbing cream (I’m super afraid of needles and pain and i rate it a 1/10 – 2/10)
  • There wasn’t any bruising or swelling, just felt a little sore at the muscles
  • it made me a very happy person for the next 9 months, seriously. it was best decision I’ve made in 2013!

Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, if you guys have any question(s), email me using the contact form on the site and I’ll try to answer if I can! ; )

Fatboys’ new outlet at MacDonald’s House!

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How do you like your burgers? Oozing with twice the amount of blue cheese, extra tomato, hold the cucumber, two patties (wah!) or replacing the normal Sesame seed bun with something special?

I’ve always been fussy about food – and I’ve never been a burger person - and my first burger love affair wasn’t in America (where I faced a lot of burgers) – but in Singapore, when Vernon (aka Jayne’s husband) extended an invitation to us to try out their customized burger concept in Far East Plaza in collaboration with Fat Boy’s. FOR ONCE I COULD ORDER A BURGER WITHOUT CHESSE. AND TOMATO. AND ONIONS. (Yes I’m that fussy hahaha). That was almost a year ago la. 

I’m a bit late (a month to be exact!) so by the time you read this, it’s not new-new but still…

Fatboy’s The Burger Bar opens a new branch
at MacDonald’s House (Dhoby Ghaut)! HOORAY!

and yes. you can also customize your burger at all Fatboys full concept branches!

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Some times I really love blogging and food tasting – especially when it’s done with good company, and when you know that there are no obligations. A couple of us were warmly invited down to the pre-opening food tasting for FBTBB @ MCD House (many thanks to Bernie, Vernon, and Jayne!), and I really had fun that night!

And omg my hair has changed so much in color since a month ago. Whut. It’s like my hair is my own timeline indicator lol.

Tricia!

Tricia!

Trisha!

Trisha!

They are the two most commonly mixed up people in my life hahaha. Whenever I mention either one to the husband he’s like “which one? The  one with the sporty bf or the one with the hairdresser bf?”

I think they're very much eating kakis now... The both of them eat everything.

I think they’re very much eating kakis now… The both of them eat everything.

The husband and Sue Jean! She was coming down as well on a separate invite, but she joined us at our table!

The husband and Sue Jean! She was coming down as well on a separate invite, but she joined us at our table! Luckily we’ve already made good friends with each other since meeting up in Las Vegas hahaha.

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Tham (I like calling her that lol) was busy so she came a bit later, but yay!

Tham (I like calling her that lol) was busy so she came a bit later, but yay!

How to not get photobombed: Don't be near Jayne. HAHAHA. Okay la half of this was posed lol.

Husband photography fail -_-” Focus on the burger, jayne… everything but me. Also, how to not get photobombed: Avoid being near Jayne Tham. HAHAHA. Okay la half of this was posed lol.

But I finally got a nice, clear shot of me and my food! (But not before cropping out a part of Jayne from the sides of the pic lol)

But I finally got a nice, clear shot of me and my food! (But not before cropping out a part of Jayne from the sides of the picture)

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Here’s the link to their website if you’re looking for a full list of the burgers Fatboy’s currently offers!

Casey's Bushtucker.

Bushtucker burger – Beef chuck patty, chewy bacon, melted swiss cheese, beets, topped with wild arugula and garlic aioli on a whole meal bun.

I can't remeber now, but I think this is Wimpy - fat bastard without the double patty, haha. Your choice of patty (beef, pork or lamb) with Chewy Bacon, Cheddar cheese, fried egg and Fatboy's homemade bbq sauce on sesame bun!

I can’t remeber now, but I think this is Wimpy – fat bastard without the double patty, haha. Your choice of patty (beef, pork or lamb) with Chewy Bacon, Cheddar cheese, fried egg and Fatboy’s homemade bbq sauce on sesame bun!

My order was Mahalo - bacon stuffed pork patty, caramelised onions, grilled pineapple (YUM!), melted monterey jack cheese and creamy mayo on a sesame seed bun.  The pineapple was a tangy addition which complemented the oiliness of the burger well! And I gave all my caramelized onions to Trisha but I enjoyed the residue caramelized sauce with the burger hahaha.

My order was Mahalo – bacon stuffed pork patty, caramelised onions, grilled pineapple (YUM!), melted monterey jack cheese and creamy mayo on a sesame seed bun.
The pineapple was a tangy addition which complemented the oiliness of the burger well! And I gave all my caramelized onions to Trisha but I enjoyed the residue caramelized sauce with the burger hahaha.

Swiss Shroom! Beef chuck patty coated in crushed black pepper, topped with a crispy onion ring and homemade blue cheese dressing on a sesame bun! Sue Jean super love this la. I would have gone for it too if I haven't spotted the Mahalo hahaha.

Swiss Shroom! Beef chuck patty coated in crushed black pepper, topped with a crispy onion ring and homemade blue cheese dressing on a sesame bun! Sue Jean super love this la. I would have gone for it too if I haven’t spotted the Mahalo hahaha.

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The worst way to eat a burger is through your skirt. HAHA. Poor Tricia got her skirt stained when Jayne had a minor spill : x I also spilt my beer on myself. Haiyo. Don’t wear white when you’re going for burgers!

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But it’s okay – that chiobu (pretty girl) still got picked up by a caucasian guy who offered her flowers (plucked from the congratulatory bouquets outside it seems) and his name card, which was for ahem, a certain beverage importer… and that brings us to the drinks available at Fatboy’s!

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It’s a separate menu and hahah I love that skunk drawing! Plenty of drinks and a good range available!

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CHEERS!

CHEERS!

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Thank you for having us there, Fatboys! ; D

Thank you for having us there, Fatboys! ; D

Fatboy’s The Burger Bar Orchard is located at 38 Orchard Road, MacDonald’s House along Dhoby Ghaut.

For any other queries, please find them on their facebook page,
or their website where you can find listings of all the outlets available ; )

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