All over social media we see celebrities with beautifully manicured acrylic nails. The KarJenner clan for one are known for their nails. Call it what you want, I was curious about those long nails vibe. I've always had short nails, just out of practicality. My nails are so thick and strong that I once broke … Continue reading What happened when I got Kardashian nails for a week: How Acrylic Nails Ruined My Nails
I've to admit, I have turned into an eyelash extension addict. I've had a session every month for the past 4 months. I love how they looked but I definitely didn't love how time consuming they were. I also felt like my eyelashes kept shedding due to the weight of the extensions. So finally after … Continue reading How I Grew Back My Lashes After Eyelash Extensions: RapidLash vs. Castor Oil
There have been a new wave of sheet masks from hydrogel to dry sheet masks that have become a staple in our skincare regime. Hollywood celebrities swear by putting on a sheet mask daily to help preserve their beautiful skin.But how far is is true? We asked a panel of experts (dermatologists) about this. … Continue reading Are Sheet Masks Good for the skin?
To put it gently, I am a little bit of a clean freak. I am the type of person who would excessively scrub everything from counter tops to wooden floors. Of course this also transfers to my approach when it comes to skincare. The peculiar thing is that I grew up thinking the harder I … Continue reading This is what happened when I stopped washing my face in the morning…
I've been threading and tweezing my eyebrows for years. Then, a few years ago when I moved to Shanghai, I stopped because I wan't able to find a salon that does threading. For some reason eyebrow threading isn't big there. So one day while I was getting my facial done, the facialist asked me if … Continue reading I started shaving my eyebrows and this is what happened
High frequency is definitely is a definite must have to be incorporated into every facial. The current produced by the electrode sort of resembles a plasma ball. It lights up with two colours, either argon (red) or blue depending on which electrodes used. They each have their own benefits. Argon light is normally used for … Continue reading What is High Frequency Facial?: A must-have for problematic skin
Hydrafacial is to put it simply, is the rich man's microdermabrasion.
Micro-needling is essentially derma roller, derma stamp and derma pen. To put it simply, it makes micro punctures in the skin which sends the body into healing mode. It induces the production of collagen and elastic, therefore 'repairing' the treated area. There are a few well-known brands in the market, such as Nurse Jamie and … Continue reading Why You Need to Start Micro-Needling
Many of you maybe reading this and thinking, "What? Aren't they the same thing?" There is a misconception that they are but no, they certainly aren't. As a rule of thumb, IPL is a "light" treatment, whereas laser uses laser energy. Also, IPL targets closer to the surface of the skin, whereas laser penetrates deeper. … Continue reading What’s the Difference between Laser & IPL?
Skin Icing is probably one of the Best Kept Secret in the Beauty World. So what is it exactly? It’s basically using ice cubes on your skin (not directly of course! *note: please excuse the image above). Make sure that you have the ice cubes wrapped prior to applying it onto your skin to avoid … Continue reading What’s Skin Icing?: We’ve Tried It & So Should You