Sponsored Review: Automatic Beauty Single + Natural Eye Tapes

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Today we'll be talking about AB eye tapes! So those of you with uneven eyelids or monolids can rejoice, hooray! :) We know what it's like to suffer from eyes that look like this o_O all the time - believe us, we've been there and done that.

It gets especially frustrating when it comes to makeup application and our eyeliners are thick on one side and thinned out completely on the other. We hear you girls, so we hope this post will be enlightening to those suffering such issues!


The Different Tapes + Packaging

There is actually a huge range of AB eye tapes (glue included), but we were sent the two shown above, which is the Single Eye Tape and the Natural Eye Tape.

I do not have single eyelids, but I do experience uneven eye lids, especially on days where I do not get enough sleep (ANYONE ELSE SUFFERING THIS!?). It makes me completely dread waking up the next morning where I know I'll wake up and look really weird somehow, plus applying makeup would just be a total hassle.


These two tapes come in handy in their own way for my eyelids, but in case you're wondering what tape might suit you best, you can always refer to this chart. Their website also has videos to teach you the different application methods. The back of the boxes also have some instructions and, even if you cannot read Japanese, they are pretty straightforward.


This is what you should typically receive. With each box, you get a "sheet" of eyelid tapes. They're all the same shape, which is actually pretty great because we've gotten some sheets with "left eyelid" and "right eyelid" tapes.. which eventually become unevenly used because of 1) messed up attempts 2) a well-behaved eyelid on one eye which does not require tape on a certain day.

These consistent shapes make it easier for you to adjust on your eyelids and also to take them out without worrying which "side" you can use that day, or which "side" has run out.


This is what they each look like closer up. As you can see, the Single Eye Tape has a more plastic-like texture and the Natural Eye Tape is made of a softer fabric-like material and has a matte-finish which is actually great to apply makeup on.


Thickness of Eyelid Tapes

As you can see from the picture above, the tapes are actually very thin which gives it extra plus points because it lowers visibility after usage onto the eyelid.

The width of the Natural Eye Tape (as shown above), measuring at 2.2mm, is slightly lower than the Single Eye Tape which measures at 2.5mm. Though difference wise, 0.3mm is hardly anything to notice, it means that the Single Eye Tape would be able to push up eyelids better and create a thicker lid. As mentioned above, since the Natural Eye Tape is more fabric-like, it is also much softer.

It is highly recommended that if you want a higher lid, you opt for the Single Eye Tape. If you want something more natural that you can apply eye makeup over, opt for the Natural Eye Tape instead.


Tapes When Worn
sorry for the slightly weird lighting!
So here you can see the comparison side by side! :)

The Natural Eye Tapes do heighten slightly but the finish is indeed natural and looks really pretty! For the Single Eye Tape, you get to have that "Ariana Grande" high eyelid shape and is really hard to notice the tape there unless you zoom in to have a closer look. Of course, this is just an option for you to see how well it holds higher up, but you can always feel free to lower it to a height you are comfortable with.

Both can be covered with the help of makeup, though I would suggest that - if you are going to use eyeshadow - you go with the Natural Eye Tapes instead. If you want to put eyeshadow/eyeliner and use the Single Eye Tape, put it on TOP of the makeup.

They're both very comfortable and you will probably hardly notice they are there, which make them a really great investment - especially for people who do wear them over long term and find that their eyelids end up staying permanently! :)

Stockist: Watsons, Guardian, Sasa and Beauty Carousel
Price: $19.90

Hope you enjoyed this post babes! A big shout out and thank you to Beauty Carousel for giving us these tapes to try out!




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Advertorial: Lip Embroidery / Perfect Brow House

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Do you notice something about this photo? I may look made up but I am not wearing any lipstick at all, only COLORLESS LIP BALM ON TOP! YES THAT'S RIGHT! I embroidered my lips so they'll always have a pretty shade of pink without me even needing to try! And if you're wondering what the healing process was, where I did it, whether it hurt... then you've come to the right place! Everything you need to know about Lip Embroidery is in this post!

Also, I need to apologize for quite a number of photos in this post if they're ever slightly so blurry. I took all this before changing my camera, and my Olympus Pen (the very first and old version) was becoming very problematic at this time. I tried sharpening to the best of my ability but still I apologize! :(


Perfect Brow House (City Plaza)

As you guys know, Perfect Brow House used to be in Toa Payoh - which was where I went to when I first did my 3D Eyebrow Embroidery. Now though, it has moved to City Plaza (nearest MRT is Paya Lebar) and is housed in a much nicer glamorous set up!


Perfect Brow House (Paya Lebar Square)

There's also a new place at Paya Lebar Square #02-02 and it looks amazing! It's very easy to access as well as you can enter the mall through one of the exits at the MRT.

To round up, the two locations are now #02-39 City Plaza, 810 Geylang Road, Singapore 409286 and Paya Lebar Square #02-02, Singapore 408600. You can contact them at 6352 7012 / 9125 2256 / 9631 1058

Do check out their Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/PerfectBrowHouse


Introduction to Lip Embroidery

Lip embroidery is like Eyebrow Embroidery. They are both semi-permanent and can last you for up to a few years. For Eyebrows, it's about 1-2, and for lips it's about 3-5. Call it by any other name.. at the end of the day it's still pretty much a tattoo. As you would touch up your own body tattoos, these also require touch ups now and then. They all go on your skin the same way too, with needles (yes, it's unescapable!) and have a downtime of about a week.


Lip Embroidery is interesting though, because you get to change the shape of your lips (rounder/sharper/thicker/thinner) and get to decide just what color you want them to be as well! If you have dark lips, you can opt to have them lightened into a healthy pink. If you have really pale lips, then you can brighten them into a nice red even. The wonders of possibilities makes this so amazing.

Do note though, that all lips are different (in texture and color) so all results are naturally dependent on that. You and your friend could choose to do the same type of pink, but one of you end up having it looking much more neon and the other much duller.. Do discuss your choices with Kelly to get what you're really looking for!


Why I Chose to Do Lip Embroidery

I've read a lot of places online where people are very judgmental about this whole procedure. Some Caucasians say we Asians "try too hard" or men comment on other blog posts saying, "don't know why women do these things to themselves" (my boyfriend included).


It doesn't bother me because this is something I've wanted for awhile. Living with pale lips is no joke, especially when all it takes is a morning of forgetting to put on colored lip balm/lipstick for people to ask me if I'm sick or if I didn't sleep well the night before (photo above urgh!). Some not-so-well-mannered people might even straight up tell me, "Wow you really don't look good"..... Okay, message received. And to be honest, I'm pretty tired of always having to touch up lipstick and whatnot after meals.. I'm tired of not kissing my boyfriend whenever I've just got a new coat of lip product on or accidentally getting it on his shirts.. So yes. Choosing this was something I always knew I would end up doing.


The Process of Lip Embroidery

Note: Before I tell you the process, I must tell you that Kelly did warn me not to do the embroidery first because my lips were SUPER dry and they kept flaking whenever she removed my lipstick.. she was worried this would cause an uneven tone of color, but I was busy for the rest of the month, so I could only do it on this particular day.. So let's see what happens.


First, I laid down on the bed and Kelly came over to draw my desired lip shape on me. Since my lips were already pretty thick, I didn't ask for any kind of enhancement to make it bigger or sexier.. I basically asked her to fill in my shape as it was.. For the sides I chose it to be sharper to the corners of my mouth instead of rounder.. this gives the illusion of a smaller mouth shape!

Kelly redrew my line a good 4-5 times before finally settling on the "design", and she was really particular about the shape, symmetry, etc. Even when I was satisfied, she wasn't.. so that should tell you something! Kelly is super serious about this job, don't take it lightly! She then touches up the original pink line drawn, with a black line instead. This way, when she starts the embroidery, the black line is easier to follow and she won't "lose" the shape.


Kelly then applied the most interesting kind of anesthetic on me.. through some kind of "lip mask". I thought it was going to be a cream! Anyway.. it really stang... IT STANG. It was actually quite burning, but probably also because when Kelly lightly removed the original lipstick I was wearing with a cotton pad, my lips started peeling like mad already (damn my dry skin!). So that meant my lips were pretty raw and sensitive and reacted that way.. Perhaps if you've better lips, or take better care of them, you wouldn't be in my position.


The stinging went on for about.... 20 minutes and after that my lips became NUMB. They didn't even feel like my lips.. which is a good sign. No feeling means no pain after. Kelly left mine on for about 45 minutes to be sure, which I was grateful for.

I chose the color I wanted for my lips whilst I was under "sedation" (lol, I joke). There were so many types of colors apparently.. Watermelon Red.. Coral Red.. Baby Pink.. Bright Pink... Big Red.. etc. You could even opt to mix up the colors accordingly.. but I knew straightaway in my heart... I wanted BIG RED. I am such a fan of red lips, plus pink lips tend to look washed out on me. Kelly agreed it was a better suit for my skin tone, and we started!


Kelly filled in my outside line first with her embroidery needle (which are all sterilized and only used ONCE each time for hygiene and safety reasons).. and if asked to describe what the needle looks like.. well.. It's weird. It's like a thick vibrating mechanical pencil with a needle at the end instead of lead.. It looks extremely non-threatening, though the sound of it scared me a little.. But nothing too much of a deal. With the amount of anesthetic she used, everything was pretty easy breezy.


My outside line was done with a single needle.. and filled in with a pink/light red (if you can see above).. She didn't fill it in with Big Red because she said an outer liner with lighter color would be more natural. This process took quite awhile because she wanted to make sure the color sunk in. I'm going to be honest and admit that at SOME parts where the anesthetic didn't sink in so well, I DID feel pain - but she immediately topped up more anesthetic whenever that happened so it was fine.

By the time it got to filling in my full lips, the anesthetic had almost fully done its job. This one was a much quicker process because Kelly used "more needles" or a "thicker needle" to fill in the color. I felt NO PAIN in case you're wondering. It just looked like she was coloring in my lips with a gel pen or something. Pretty interesting. She would keep coloring in, wiping off the excess, then coloring in the same spot again. She did this about 3-5 times over both my lips to make sure the color REALLY sank in. Towards the end, my top lip started hurting (bottom felt ZERO), but Kelly went on to make sure everything was even.


Okay so this is me at the end in all my glory. There's still some red dye on my lips but I wiped it off effortlessly with a tissue after! My lip embroidery is complete after a good 3.5 hours and I am nothing but satisfied!

Kelly gave me two medications after.. one was a circular container which will be given free after your embroidery is done. The second was a bottle one, which costs $38. I was to finish everything in the container first before moving on to the bottle. The bottle one was to last all the way even after peeling was complete and to help maintain lip smoothness and color! Now all that's left is to go home, get some rest, and watch my lips go through it's cocooned process.

P/S: I still went out to Holland V this very night for dinner LOL! I don't think it's that big a deal, so don't worry too much about how you look.

Healing Process

I will be tracking down my days daily for all you guys so everything is much more specific and clearer - this way, it's also easier to digest and anticipate what might be in for you! I will be writing in point form though, because sentences might be too long to go through.

I write each day AS I EXPERIENCE them, not as an after thought or through memory, so it's much more accurate. Also, I apologize for difference in lighting. I took them (with my old, somewhat lousy camera :( as explained in the beginning) and edited them the best I could for consistency.

Day One:
  • No pain at all, lips still feel very desensitized
  • At most, slightly weird numb feeling.. but no pain
  • Lips about 60-70% swollen, not a very big deal to me though
  • I went out without a surgical mask after the embroidery, so yeah
  • Could eat noodles and meat easily (just made sure to fit everything on the spoon first)
  • Placed ice in a ziplock bag, into a towel, and onto my lips
  • Lips still about 50% swollen after that
  • Applied given medication (in circular container) with a cotton bud using little to no strength
  • Had to be careful not to lick lips or let medicine touch the tongue!
  • Medicine isn't poisonous, but best not to ingest too much of it.... a little is inevitable
  • Made sure not to let lips touch pillow whilst I slept (this was hard!)

Day Two:

  • Lips still 40-50% swollen when I woke up, zero pain
  • Feels like there's a tight layer of skin on lips whenever I smile/talk
  • So I apply the lip medication whenever I feel my lips are dry
  • Can eat food without any difficulty at all, just had to fit it straight into my mouth
  • Iced lips for about half an hour during the day using same method as above
  • Swelling down to about 10-20% by evening/night time already
  • Very slight slight peeling of lips on the inside (closer to the teeth area)
  • Peeling did come off with application of medicine using cotton bud
  • Lips still feel slightly numbish, but overall everything is fine

Day Three:

  • Lips woke up looking fine with only 10-20% swelling, good to go work
  • When I woke up, I still had 98% of embroidery on my lips but....
  • A lot of peeling started after I brushed my teeth and my lip skin flaked off easily
  • With just application of medication, a lot more lip skin flaked off
  • Even with the short time frame though, I could already see pretty strong color adherence
  • By evening, everything in the middle had come off, only leaving the edges of my lips
  • As seen above, my lips still look moist and raw and there is no real boundary to be seen between unpeeled and peeled off lips.
  • Applied the medication still because lips still feel tight and supremely dry
  • Lips feel a little sore/strung whenever I press them together

Day Four:
  • Still woke up with about 10% swelling but it went down in an hour
  • As you can see, the moist area has worn off and it's clearer where the dry unpeeled skin is and peeled lighter skin remains
  • Luckily lips still look fine to go out without any surgical mask
  • Color remaining is pretty strong and healthy but lips are far from smooth and healed
  • Tightness of lips have improved from the day before but a lot of dead skin
  • Lip color on top seems brighter than below.. edges still "lined" with embroidery
  • No more pain on my lips, can eat freely without any issue
  • Finished up medication from the circular container at night time


Day Five:
  • Woke up with no more swelling but lips are DRY DRY DRY
  • My lips keep flaking non stop, I look a little disgusting, but I can deal with it
  • Started using medication from the small bottle instead... way better to use
  • It's more hygienic, no weird after taste, and my lip skin seems to be coming off faster
  • By late afternoon, half my lips are smooth and more normal, the rest is still parched
  • That means half my lips are still covered with disgusting dry skin and feels tight
  • The bottom half of my lips seems perfectly healed and okay
  • The top half of my lips still has a line of embroidery around it... still slightly bright red
  • It seems to have better color adherence than then my bottom lip... I'm quite worried
  • Shall keep applying the medicine from the bottle

Day Six:
  • Lips are still pretty dry, but feel much better
  • No more flaking of lips but discoloration between top lip and bottom still obvious
  • Right now it looks a lot more like lip liner tattoo than lip embroidery
  • I am a little worried I may have to do a touch up in about a month-3 month's time

Day Seven:
  • Lips no longer as dry, a light application of lip balm does the trick
  • Both lips are of a closer color now, though the line around is much more obvious
  • I messaged Kelly and she said this was due to my extremely dry lips prior to embroidery
  • She did warn me beforehand, as I will warn all of you now too
  • Make sure your lips are well prepped and moisturized before this procedure
  • If yours are dry like mine, take extra care and perhaps stop wearing lipstick for a week
  • Right now I have to wait out for a month to see how the color plays out
  • This is of one week, and I will check in again after my touch up

After Touch Up

Apparently ZERO people go for touch ups.. besides me... -_- I am always so unfortunate with these things.. sigh. But hey! Check out jus how BEAUTIFUL the color is for my lips now!!! I literally go out all the time without lipstick and only wear makeup for special occasions. Otherwise, this color is enough for people to think I'm just going for that "light, minimal makeup look" with all the perks of minimalism but none of the downsides of looking tired or pale! :)

Whilst the pinkness of the 7th Day picture was nice, it was still a little too pale for my liking hehe and I was worried would fake off quicker. I wanted a more raspberry pink, which it is now! Mine actually started peeling after about 2 days, this time faster than the previous but I guess the touch up did the trick anyway! So so so so so happy :D.


Tips for Taking Care

1) Keep your lips well moisturized and healthy for at least ONE WEEK before the embroidery. This ensures smoother application of color and better absorption of anesthetic.

2) Use a cotton bud to lightly apply the given medication. USE NO FORCE! Be as gentle as possible.

3) Try your best to only eat pork, veggies and fruits to help with healing (Kelly's advice).

4) If your lips are very swollen, remember to ice it for 30 minutes each time.

5) After your embroidery, try to talk as much as you can to stimulate blood flow and lessen swelling.

6) Do not eat anything piping hot or spicy, try to stick to cooling/warm foods only.

7)  Sleep with a towel on top of your pillow for these few days to prevent color transfer onto your sheets. 


Question and Answer

Q: Does the dye from the red ink stain your teeth?

A: Be prepared for it to take up 2.5 - 3 hours.

Q: Does the dye from the red ink stain your teeth?

A: To make sure the red dye didn't get onto my teeth or tongue, she put a cotton pad into my mouth "coating" my teeth so it would absorb the color if anything. The only issue was that you've got to accept that red dye will end up all over your face somehow, but won't break you out.

Q: So should I wear dark clothes to go and get my lips done in case of staining everywhere?

A: I would actually suggest that for safety's sake, though Kelly does put a towel across you to ensure that your clothes don't get stained as well. Nothing happened to mine, but just in case!

Q: Can I wear lipstick after doing lip embroidery?

A: Yes you may.. I find it so weird when people ask me if I'm sad that I'm stuck with this color forever haha. I can still wear whatever lipstick/lipbalm I want!

Q: Must I really stick to the list of "allowed foods"?

A: I suppose if you REALLY want to break the rule, go ahead. But to be cautious I didn't till a week later.

Q: Must I really buy the $38 bottle of medication?

A: I think you should, because it does help with the healing process and I found it pretty effective!

Q: Can't I use my own lip care products after the given medication is given?

A: Sure, just find something really really moisturizing because the tightness of your lips will be INSANE.

Q: My lip skin peeled off and the pink below is way too light! What do I do?

A: Wait for it to darken, it normally does after awhile. If yours ends up like mine, and remains uneven after a month, then a touch up may be in order.


Overall Thoughts

I have zero regrets about this whole thing - why? Because even when my lips were originally uneven before touch up, no one could really tell till they stared at me close up - as close as the pictures. On an everyday basis, people just assumed I had pink lips. And my own boss at work didn't even realize I did my lip embroidery (she was shocked when I told her I did) as she said she didn't even see any swelling!

Here it is in yellow lighting :)
Also, I cannot explain how amazing it is to never worry about touching up or looking in the mirror to check if I look like the living dead. I literally wear NO lipstick anymore besides on days I have events and want to add some gloss or tint for a stronger effect. This is something I decided for myself, I did not do it for a man or to impress society. So when you do it, get that clear for yourself too because the swelling and issues you face are your own to bear, and the results are your own to reap.

I am nothing NOTHING but contented with what I have now - would I reverse it? Never. But I DO have to touch up in 5 years time I think. No complaints there either.


Price List

Lip Embroidery SGD $688 (normal) + free touch up & scar cream
Lip Embroidery SGD $988 (diamond/gloss) + free touch up & scar cream
Eyebrow Embroidery SGD$228 + free touch up & scar cream 
3D Eyebrow Embroidery SGD$588 + free touch up & scar cream 
Korean Eyebrow Embroidery SGD688 + free touch up & scar cream 
4D Floating Eyebrow Embroidery SGD $988 + free touch up & scar cream 
Eyeliner (by hand) SGD$208 for upper lid SGD$388 for both lids 
Eyeliner (by machine) SGD$388 for upper lid SGD$738 for both lids
Eyelash extension normal SGD38 / strand by strand SGD68
Japan Babydoll eyelash extension normal SGD58 / strand by strand SGD88

DO NOTE: As Kelly is highly sought after, and hence very busy, any eyebrow embroidery or lip embroidery by her will require a top up of $200. Any other services will require a top up of $100. Do not worry about the service and skills of the other staff though, because they are equally able to give you great results too.


Read My Other Perfect Brow House Posts here:
Eyebrow Embroidery + UPDATE (Part 2)
Eyebrow Embroidery Removal (Part 1)




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Sponsored Review: Enzyme Peel at Skin Lab

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Greetings babes! Now, put your hands up if you could use a facial right about…now. I know I’ll wave my hands frantically in the air at this point if i were you. I mean come on, it’s the start of the year, surely one of your new years resolution involves pampering and learning to love yourself a whole lot more right? There’s nowhere better to start than with a monthly facial to wind down from those late nights in the office, here’s one place I highly recommend - The Skinlab Medispa.

I rarely, and I truly mean RARELY recommend facial places because I’m always incredibly skeptical about how long the effects last for. Upon a single session at Skinlab The Medispa, the results lasted for weeks. My skin, which used to have tiny bumps underneath from all the build up of all the late nights, alcohol *ahem*, all disappeared after a single session. It’s been 3 weeks now, and my skin is still as smooth as ever.
Ok enough with the introduction, lets get on to the deets of this ahh-mazing place!


About Skinlab The Medical Spa

SkinLab The Medical Spa integrates the pampering, attentive yet unobtrusive service of a world-class spa with the most advanced of aesthetics techniques and cosmetic dermatology. In this facility, we create non-invasive, non-surgical, safe and effective beauty solutions to treat mind, body and soul.

The edge that sets SkinLab The Medical Spa apart from others comes not just from the well-researched, latest technological machines that we provide and the top-grade products carried here. It also comes from the in-house tailored treatments and the well-trained therapists and consultants whose knowledge help every individual client find the treatment that will best meet her that will best meet her needs.


The Room
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The room that I was ushered into was very spacious and I really liked that I had a space of my own that wasn't shared. It just made me feel more at ease.


Enzyme Peel
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Initially,  Skinlab the Medical Spa had recommended the hydro peel which would boost the hydration within my skin but unfortunately due to the several breakouts and bumps on my skin, they recommended the Enzyme peel facial that would help rid and clear my breakouts.

An Enzyme peel?! Yes, it’s is a treatment that aims to deeply cleanse the skin by gently ridding the layer of dead skin cells off the skin’s surface. This helps to bring out the healthy skin cells and to promote rejuvenation within them. Peels in general also set out to help reduce the visibility of acne scaring and spots.


Step one: Deep cleansing
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Ok, this step is a no brainer ladies. Cleansing, I popped by  Skinlab the Medical Spa after running a couple of morning errands so I have a semi-full face of makeup on. There’s no way you can ever start a facial without having removed the layer of dirt of your face.


Step two: Steaming + Enzyme Peel
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The Enzyme mask is then applied to the now, clean canvas, and If you’ve watched several DIY facials, you’ll notice that people enjoy using a facial steamer or have their face hovered over a bot of boiling water. Reason being that the steam helps open up the pores, allowing whatever product (usually a mask or a scrub) to properly deep clean your skin by ridding the dirt that’s trapped deep within your pores.

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Despite having relatively sensitive skin, this didn’t make my skin itch or feel warm at all. It was comfortable and incredibly relaxing to have the steam just help open up my pores. I'm sorry that the photo above wasn't taken in the same angle but! can you guys already see how much brighter my skin looks??


Step Four: Extraction
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Now Sam and I always opt out of extractions due to countless number of bad experience when we cave to have our zits popped. (we were at the point where we shake our head profusely when our beauticians mention the E word. *extraction.) However, my facial lady, Kelly, truly felt that an extraction would benefit my skin due to the amount of build up, and she promised that my skin wouldn’t flare up after due to the rosewater treatment that they had to follow after. I put my skin in her hands and I’m so glad I went for the extraction.

Usually, my skin would start to turn red, spots will become more inflamed and basically, I’ll look like i just had one too many mosquito bites. This time around, the sizes of the bumps reduced and they didn’t feel sore at all. Major props to that, this is one of the key reasons why I loved my facial so much.


Step five: Soothing the Skin

Kelly mentioned how important it was that the skin had to be soothe after an extraction— not treating it properly would mean that there’s room for bacteria to creep in whilst the wound is exposed. So she loaded up some thin cotton pads with rosewater to help sooth the spots. T’was definitely a cooling and relaxing sensation. I personally think this helped prevent my spots from feeling like they were violated through the process.


Step six: Rose Mask
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The soothing doesn’t stop there. Kelly then proceeded to apply a rose mask to my entire face to cool and soothe everything, ensuring that my skin doesn’t flare up. Rosewater within masks are also filled with anti-oxidants and vitamins that help nourish to reinstate that natural healthy glow. This was left on for about 15 minutes as a dozed off and was then removed to reveal smooth and a much brighter complexion.


Before and After
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Right after the facial, the difference was right in front of me. My skin was a lot brighter, smoother and not irritated at all. I couldn’t be more happier with the results! Here’s the quick before and after of the spots on the side of my face just to show you how the facial has helped in the long run. See the tiny bumps? they've all disappeared within the next morning.

If you’re the low maintenance sort and don’t have the time to commit to 2 facials a month, perhaps squeezing in just one at the Skinlab the Medical Spa is worth your time. I know I’d make the trip down just because I am certain the effects are long lasting.


Jurong Point Shopping Centre, #B1-62
Tel: +65 6316 2246 / +65 6316 2556

Operating hours
Mon – Fri 1030am to 930pm
Sat – Sun 10am to 830pm

SkinLab The Medical Spa is providing all GetKlarity customers a special promotion!

They are offering their Signature Skinlab ‘V-Face’ Facial Treatment at $48 for GetKlarity customers only (U.P. $450 per session). You get a top-notch cleanse and tone, plus 30 minutes of Radio Frequency (RF) Treatment for the chin area for a sharper jaw line to get that sculpted face you have always desired.

Reach your personal skincare epiphany and book with SkinLab through GetKlarity now:

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Sponsored Review: LED Teeth Whitening at Lush Aesthetics

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Teeth whitening never crossed my mind when I was 17. I was complacent, I was proud and I was confident with my SUPER white teeth. They were SO white, that I had people actually asking me what my secret was when I was in High School - though there really wasn't any.



Fast forward 9 years later, after 4 years of braces (okay I'm lazy to wear my retainers now and that's why my teeth are messy again! *cries*), and lots of coffee in LaSalle later.. BOOM. Yellow gross teeth. YELLOW. Like literally the color of my skin yellow; it's very very depressing... You don't know how depressing it is till you've got it, really. And you're probably thinking my case is not that bad and I'm probably exaggerating BUT! Just scroll down and be amazed.

THANK MY LUCKY STARS THOUGH because I got this amazing sponsorship from Lush Aesthetics and I was like YESSSSS!!!! A new way to fix my teeth before Chinese New Year comes around!

Plus all you readers who would like to get YOUR teeth fixed, no worries, there's a HUGE promotion at the end!


About Lush Aesthetics

Wow, what is there to say about Lush Aesthetics - how about, A LOT!? Their aesthetic technologies have been featured in the news and their treatments have been featured in many magazines such as Bazaar, Simply Her, Cleo, and many more! They have quite a few of Testimonials (Click HERE to read), and it's reassuring to see a sea of good reviews about them on the internet as well.

They carry out a plethora of treatments from Fat Freezing, Lip Laser, Liposonic, LED Teeth Whitening, Hydrafacials, Facial lasers, so on! You will be astounded by just how much they do! Whatever issue you face with your looks, they've got you covered.


LED Teeth Whitening

Lush Aesthetics' LED Teeth Whitening technology is the latest one which uses a non-peroxide gel and provides a quick, effective, painless, and non-invasive solution for a bright white smile! :)

credits to: Miss Rusty
Since our teeth suffer discolorations from many things (mine being coffee, argh!), this LED Teeth Whitening brightens and lightens the teeth dramatically in LESS THAN AN HOUR! 99% of their customers have achieved 5-8 shades lighter as can be seen above.

The best part is that this LED Teeth Whitening System is suitable for people with sensitive teeth - it is safe and effective with no damage to teeth enamel or structure! Woot! The results can also last for years depending on lifestyle habits; so smokers need to try on cut down on or quit smoking, and coffee drinkers A.K.A me need to lessen the addiction as well haha.


Treatment Process

So I entered LUSH Aesthetics and this is what greeted me! A very very clean waiting area with a good view of the treatment rooms. I went through the usual registration process, and was later brought into a room to by my consultant, Mika to inspect the condition of my teeth.


Mika showed me the range of teeth colors from white to... brown lol, and as you can see from the photo background that mine was the 4th worst. I TOLD YOU IT'S BAD! She explained that the reason that mine was at such a stage was very very likely due to me not having done whitening/polishing after having my braces removed. (EVERYONE, PLEASE REMEMBER TO DO SO AND NOT BE LIKE ME!) She also pointed out the other obvious factors like coffee.. curry... and carbonated drinks because they contain carbon which causes yellowing of teeth!


I was then taken to a treatment room where the process would be carried out. Mika explained that the procedure I would be doing would be using a Carbamide Peroxide which would perform MUCH better and have much greater whitening effects. It would also remove my stains by up to 80%. Whilst she said there would be no pain itself during the teeth whitening, I might experience a little bit of discomfort. Some people have been said to have slight ulcers (worst case scenario) due to the opening of the mouth for so long, which you'll see later.

As you can see, the room has a tiny sink area where I was asked to gargle my mouth first before beginning.


Thereafter, my mouth/lips were prised open with this plastic contraption. Yes, it looks HIGHLY unphotogenic, but we all have to suffer to look good right? Haha. It was also HIGHLY uncomfortable at first though I eventually got used to the sensation. The only problem was that my lips would get incredibly dry and slightly painful DESPITE them putting on lip balm at the start for me. So if you're like me and get very dry lips, remember to tell them to add more lip balm for you!

The blue gel was added as a protectant to my gums before they added the Carbamide Peroxide to my teeth. Though the blue gel is injected onto (not into!) the gums as a liquid at first, it actually solidifies later. The peroxide gel, which acts as a 'target board' for the LED light to focus on, was later added onto my teeth.I was also given goggles to prevent getting my eyes hurt from the LED light which could be very bright.


When that was all said and done, the light was then lowered onto my teeth area and I was told to rest and wait for 20 minutes. I was to go through 2 rounds of 20 minutes, so they would check in before my second round to ensure everything was going smoothly and that I was comfortable before going on. I was also given a bell to ring if I needed anything! Very attentive indeed.

During the whole process, I felt ZERO sensitivity and pain on my teeth! All I felt was a warmth coming from the light and a bit of aching coming from my neck because I felt I was stretching my teeth towards the light. DO NOT DO THIS. I did this because I didn't want to trouble anyone despite having accidentally shifted my pillow out of the way, but all this caused was a neck ache the next day.... If you really want to get comfortable, tell the staff helping you if you're not in the best position and I'm sure they'll help you adjust the way the LED light fits your mouth. :)


After I was all done, they showed me my before and after on the scale again and I was SOOOO HAPPY! I went down 14 shades from S34 to S20!!!!!!!!!!!!! I literally wanted to SQUEAL out loud but I was afraid of looking weird hahaha. Mika told me that for me to really reach a shade I desire which would be closer to white than yellow.. would take me about 4 sessions in total.

*GASP* Haha. So I guess this should also prepare all of you who are thinking of doing this that your teeth won't automatically turn WHITE. You do need to take care of your teeth on your own end by not drinking so much coffee/carbonated drinks and what not, because this is also not an end-all cure. The treatment and your care process goes hand in hand! :)

Also, I was informed not to take ANY COLORED LIQUIDS for the next three days. This means no chili sauce, ketchup, milo, coffee, cheese fries (lol), etc. It may seem like a burden.. but no pain means no gain!


Before/After

First off, sorry that the Before photo looks so gross. I know many of you probably thought how bad could it possibly be when you first started reading this post. Obviously, the answer is VERY BAD. Lol. It's really the color of my skin right!!? It makes me cringe so badly inside just looking at this photo.

Anyhoo, it's lightened by 14 shades HOORAY but it's still pretty yellow. In fact, in the after photo, you can see it's still slightly yellow so yes - I have a little bit further to go in this teeth whitening journey of mine.

Oh yes, and in case you're wondering, I actually clarified with LUSH Aesthetics and they said that I can go for my next treatment in 3 weeks if I felt comfortable enough, and I could also use other whitening agents such as Crest WhiteStrips immediately! :) I am now much more watchful of what I eat and drink and will also plan more visits to the dentist for polishing.


Promotion

If you'd like to whiten your teeth at Lush Aesthetics too, here's your chance! They're offering 1 Session of Full Set LED Teeth Whitening at ONLY $188 (U.P. $999)! :D

Achieve up to 8 Shades Lighter
Non-Peroxide Gel
Non-Invasive and Painless
Suitable for Sensitive Teeth
No Needles, No Heat, No Drills
No Damage to Teeth Enamel
Visible Results in Less than an Hour 
Comfortable and Safe Treatment
No Hidden Charges 
Duration: 1 Hour 
Price is subjected to 7% GST
Click HERE to get your appointment now!

Do take note this is slightly different from what I did because I used Carbamide Peroxide to achieve up to 14 shades brighter as well as to remove my existing stains. What this promotion offers is a non-peroxide gel, but it is still able to get your teeth up to 8 shades lighter, which is still as amazing! Do try it now at such an affordable price, you definitely won't regret it.


Location

Lush Aesthetics can be found at Tanglin Shopping Center #06-11, which is in the middle of Orchard Parade Hotel and St. Regis.

I personally took a train down to Orchard and walked, which admittedly is pretty far as I headed down towards the direction of Forum and continued. In total, from Orchard MRT, it took me a little less than half an hour to get there but I didn't mind.

If you DO mind, then take a cab to Tanglin Shopping Center (NOT Mall ok!) and the postal code is 247909. There are bus services too which stop nearby, so I'm sure that shouldn't be a hassle.


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