Tuesday, September 23, 2014

[Cosme Review] 3CE NURSING CREAM

Hi Hi!

I'm back with another cosme/ skincare review!


Before I get started on my opinion about this product, here's a few... or rather A LOT of snap shots I got from the StyleNanda website cos their descriptions are so cute and adorable!!

Credits: http://en.stylenanda.com/

Credits: http://en.stylenanda.com/
Credits: http://en.stylenanda.com/
 And now my point of view with my own photos~ =D

Volume: 45ml
Price: USD $42.94

If you're staying in a country like Singapore where there's no dry seasons such as Autumn or winter and if you still are below your 30s, this 45 ml worth of product is gonna last you a long long time!

I got a friend of mine to get it on my behalf as she wanted to do a combined shipping. And that was a good 6 months! Up till now, not even half is used up! 
This is more or less how much I use each time for a glowy face makeup and as a lip moisturizer!
Yep! Just this much is more than enough for me each time!

I don't actually use it as a moisturizer since I always tend to have breakouts on my T-Zone but I've recently been using it once every week at night or when I turn on my air condition~

When applied, it gives a really glossy or close to oily skin texture but it works fantastically if you apply just enough loose powder for some glow to come through!
Below is a comparison photo of application and without provided on the 3CE's website:

Also~ Here's a video tutorial by the Stylenanda makeup artist doing a waterful, glowy makeup!

Conclusion: (Max 5 ♥)
(3CE - Nursing Cream)

Texture: ♥♥
As a moisturizer: I believe for people with dry skin, this will be a very good alternative for a moisturizer! For people with normal to oily skin like me, using it one weekly as a night moisturizer or if you sleep often in air conditioned rooms, the 3CE Nursing cream helps keep the skin supple.

As a base for makeup: It's a great product as a make up base for the glowy Korean look and also great because it helps my foundation glide on so much smoother!

Effect on my skin: ♥♥♥
As a moisturizer: Since I only use this as a moisturizer in the night/ when I turn on my AC when I sleep, I can only conclude my opinion on that. So far I've been loving it cos whenever I use it, my skin feels really soft and supple in the morning!

As a base for makeup: I love it as a base for my make up cos it gives me the Korean glowy skin so easily! I just had to make sure I apply a little bit of loose powder to set my makeup at first and touch up throughout the day when my face starts to secrete oil~

- A little too oily for a normal day use for normal - oily skin like mine. 

Again, based on where I'm living, it's only available for me online. People in Korea will be able to get it easily obviously.

Price: ♥♥
Priced at about USD$42.94 (excluding shipping), it's kind of pricey for me. I am willing to spend a lot more on products that I think works for me by going to the counters and trying out myself. But because 3CE products is only available to me online as of now, this is still considered expensive since I can use it only once or twice a week or before my make up. This product will probably last me a good 1 year or so but I'm quite anal when it comes to "expiry dates" so I tend to throw my skin care products out after a good 6 months. 
Product wastage = bad

Will I repurchase this again?
Maybe... If I ever go to Korea myself. But if not I can live with highlighters available here in Singapore at a cheaper price and my usual moisturizers.

Hope you found this review useful and I'll see you in my next post very soon!!
Love y'all!!!


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Friday, September 19, 2014

[Aesthetics Treatment] Freeze my fats with Cryolipolysis @ Halley Medical Aesthetics

Hello lovelies!

I'm back again with another treatment review!
This time at Halley Medical Aesthetics, I did a Cryolipolysis treatment to literally freeze my fats and at the same time, I did an Acne Buster facial!

What is Cryolipolysis?
Cryolipolysis is a medical treatment used to destroy fat cells. Its principle relies on controlled cooling for non-invasive local reduction of fat deposits to reshape body contours. The exposure to cooling is set so that it causes cell death of subcutaneous fat tissue without apparent damage to the overlying skin.

Here's how it works:
1. This non-invasive cryolipolysis cooling treatment offers a controlled and localised way of targeting only the fat cells in your body, freezing them to death without damage to surrounding nerves, body parts or skin surface.
2. The body then removes these dead fat cells from your body.
3. The natural removal of fat cells over time results in fat loss.

It is that simple and if you think this is cool, wait till you hear about the benefits of this treatment:
1. It is non-invasive, so it's painless!
2. You won't feel cold or freeze; only your FATS will.
3. You can get a relaxing treatment facial done, read a book, or check your social media platforms all at the same time
4. There's no downtime! Go out and do what you need to do after the treatment!
5. It pairs perfectly with your exercise and health regime as it does away with areas of stubborn fat.

6. It not only shapes your body, it tightens your skin too!

Before I move on to the actual day procedure, just a disclaimer just in case you all might be thinking..
What the ?? "I'm not even fat, why do I need to go for Cryolipolysis?!" 

Cryolipolysis is not meant only for people with weight issues. As long as you are human with a normal diet, you will have fats.. Moreover, most people like myself has fats deposited at places we DO NOT WANT. 

I was born with a heavier bottom and have always had problems trying to slim down my bottom half. Plus I'm not a very active person, I don't like exercising.
But of course I'm not saying that Cryolipolysis will help you get rid of ALL weight problems, you still need to eat right to maintain!

Ok, enough of me. Now on to the treatment day!
As usual, prior to the any treatments or procedures Dr. Terence Tan conducted a detailed consultation and explained the A-Z of what I was going to do that day!
I always feel so reassured that I'm in safe hands!
Then it was time to take my measurements!
OMG. See my love handles?
So happy that Cryolipolysis will freeze all the fats!!

You won't see immediate results but definitely an improvement in your measurements after 2-3 months!
I changed out of my clothes and put on a comfy robe!
To start off the treatment, a cooling pad is placed on top of the area to be treated.
In my case. MY TUMMY!!

This is to prevent any direct contact of the applicator to the skin!
Cryolipolysis Machine
Sammie, Halley's very experienced therapist meticulously placed the applicators as instructed by Dr. Tan.

I was expecting it to be really cold but to my surprise, all I felt was a weird suction like a vacuum sucking on your tummy and after that once the area numbs up due to the cold, it just felt like a weight on top of the area. 
After the applicators are placed on my tummy, It was just a waiting game of about 45 mins.
There are 3 stages to the Cryolipolysis treatment as you can see on the left side of the screen shown in the picture above.

It goes from -10
°C for 5 mins, -7°for 35 mins and lastly at  -10°C again for 5 mins~

But as mentioned before, because it was sooo comfy and no pain at all, Dr Tan recommended me to do their Acne Buster treatment at the same time!
Talk about multi-tasking!

First step was to cleanse my face and rid of all my makeup I had~ This cleansing step also included a gentle exfoliation.
Next up is the highlight of the Acne Buster Facial! DPL aka Dynamic Pulsed Light Therapy!
This DPL Machine has 3 different settings to target different problems:
1. Deep Pore Cleansing
2. Whitening
3. Hair Removal
And for my case, Sammie applied the deep pore cleansing setting on my T-zone area where I usually have breakouts and the whitening setting on my cheek area!

I didn't feel any pain at all during the DPL treatment! Just a tinge of warmness when the button is clicked!
The 3rd step was the most relaxing! Sammie gave me a really soothing and relaxing lymphatic drainage massage~ So soothing that I fell asleep almost 2 minutes into it.

This lymphatic drainage massage might feel like as if your therapist is just using her fingers to touch the surface of your skin.
But lymphatic drainage drains the toxins to the correct place for elimination, so trust me, I've learnt a skill or two from an actual dermatology school and I can assure you, that light touch is more than enough! 

To end it off before the timer rings on the Cryolypolisis machine, Sammie applied a face mask to do a final deep cleanse, sooth and hydrate my skin! 

And I was done for the day!

I'm drafting this post about 2 weeks after my treatment of Cryolipolysis and although I've not seen any dramatic changes to my measurements, I can feel my tummy to be less bloated.

Before I did the Cryolipolysis treatment, my hip bones aren't that prominent when I ain't on any diet.
But 2 weeks after the treatment, even without any diet I'm able to slowly see that my hip bones are more obvious!

I can't wait to go back for my next treatment of Cryolipolysis and facial! I wanna get rid of my upper thigh fats! 

And once again.. remember.. Cryolipolysis is not a treatment you should rely on to lose weight. It's to sculpt your body shape! Paired with exercise and a correct diet, then will you be able to sculpt and lose weight~

Thank you Dr. Tan and Halley's team of skilled therapist for taking such great care of me once again!
If any of you are interested in the treatments I did, here's a view of the price list. Unlike most salons who have therapists hard selling you packages, Halley Medical Aesthetics lay out their prices very clearly:

SGD $380 per area

Acne Buster Facial: 
SGD $78 (30 mins), SGD $130 (60 mins), SGD $180 (90 mins)

Price for other packages for total body sculpting and facial services available HERE

I hope this review helps with your doubts!
Should you need more info, you can contact Halley Medical Aesthetics to know more!

Halley Medical Aesthetics
248 River Valley Road Singapore
Singapore 238302

Opening Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Tel: +65 6737 8233

Blog: www.halleymedicalaesthetics.wordpress.com


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cute Eyelash Extensions with KJ Studio!


Just a week ago, I had my eyelash extensions done again at KJ Studio!

If you've read my previous post (LINK HERE) on my virgin trip to Covo Salon to have my eyelash extensions done, you must be thinking why KJ Studio now and not Covo right??

Remember Jeane the lovely eyelist from Japan who did my extensions for me?
KJ Studio is actually her new start up! So no difference in awesome quality and service!
Only difference now is that because business is SO good, they have decided to expand and take a whole new unit upstairs of Covo Salon! 
AND! To be able to make more customers' eyes pretty, KJ Studio has a few more experienced eyelists just like Jeane!

So without further ado... Here's my new set of eyelash extensions done meticulously and single stranded-ly by Jeane the maestro of eyelash extensions!

TADAH! This time instead of a sexy or gorgeous style like the previous time, Jeane convinced me to do the CUTE style!

Forgive my lousy drawing~ 
But basically what Jeane did was to use 3 different lengths of individual lashes starting with the shortest (11mm) on the inner and outer corners of my eye followed by a 12mm and lastly 13mm lashes which are placed in the middle where my iris is to make my eyes look bigger!

And as usual, I opted for a CC-Curl just so that they can be seen cos I have fat lids *cries*

And to be honest? I REALLY LOVE IT!!
I was surprised I actually like the cute style better~ Maybe because I had people commenting that my eyes look so much brighter!

OH! And if you follow me on Instagram (@golly_locks) you might have seen my recent Summer beach nails I did at KJ Studio too! YEP! They have a new service just to do gel nails!!

Pearls, seashells and palm tree deco were all the rage at that time!

Just in case you're wondering how much all these will cost you, here's a price list for both Eyelash Extensions & their Gel nail services!

Quote "Golly-Locks"

Unlimited eyelash extensions: SGD $150 SGD $90 
Gel Nail Service - 90 mins (up to 3 nail art): SGD $100 SGD $70 

Do remember to call and make an appointment before you go down
Thank you Mamiko and Jeane for making my nails and eyes so pretty always!

Details about COVO SINGAPORE:




43 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089147
(Shophouse 2F, above Covo Hair Salon, entrance is a bright Orange door)
Nearest Station: Outram, Exit H

+65 6221 6209


Business Hours:
Weekdays: 12:00pm – 09:00pm
   Sat, Sun & PH: 10:00am – 07:00pm

Closed on Wednesday, 1st & 3rd Tuesday

Thank you for reading! I'll see you in my next post!


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