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Thursday, September 11, 2014

ChatterBox - Need Time!

I have no idea what but suddenly i have the urge to just leave my work aside and come over to just chit chat. or should i say pen my thoughts down?

I have been praying and wanting to get busy.

Not in a beauty/blogging community aspect but more towards my family business. If you all follow my blog that i did mention that my dad was very ill last year and admit couple of times this year due to not following the strict diet that i actually break down.

My turn to get admitted and fell sick.



I guess my dad saw me getting faint and admit in the hospital made him realize that it was not a joke when a person fell sick and getting another family members worried for the whole day and in the end wasted/unproductive day just passed. 

Now is very strict with his diet and only let himself indulge every saturday to eat abit of his favourite food. 

While i was hospitalize at the A&E ward. My mind flashes through so many things..

1. What can i do to be better?
2. What things i need to do when i get out of here?
3. Oh should i do this or do that?

Finally SERIOUS question just pop right out!

What would i do when my parents are no longer around?
Would i be able to hold on the reins my parent are entrusting to me?
Do i have the capabilities to be ...

ME?




I was lost.. LOST under my parent wings.. 

I was being bought up in a environment that, Yes, you need to work to get what you want! 

But i was also being spoiled because i have my parent back. 

Realizing, getting myself alone out there is very very SCARY!

To be honest, I have a very very bad temper when it comes to defending my parents. Because i find it hard to see them getting blame when things is not their fault. And i can be brute honest when i see things are not right. 100% i would not flare up easily because i can swallow the biggest ego i have and just ignore OR, i would just talk crazy nonsense stuff to vent it out. Texting and bombarding it to my friend, thank goodness for FRIENDS!

If you do not know - We own a renovation / building construction business for almost 10 years. I have seen customers with crazy demand and expectation and do not want to pay for the price, or customer that just delay payment and expect us to pay for them first and then installment. 

There was this lady who seriously suffering from menopause that she flirts with my workers and there was once another lady who say no to what ever things we do when it was her idea. Er.. 

So recently i have talk out loud when i should keep this to my head. I felt soooo regret and i felt sooooo much guilt? that i almost want to kill myself!

In the end of the day, the one that comforts me back is my parent. Apparently i have alot more to learn and experience. 

I met a guy who is doing this assignment about Humans of Singapore (FB)

He stopped me and asked me some question about what i really need right now as a Singaporean? ( I can't exactly remember what he asked but its somewhere around that line)


I recall thinking very wisely - TIME



Time to be able to meet up with my love one & spend time with them
Time to get things done
Time to learn and experience things
Time to know yourself.. 
List just goes on..

We talk alot more after that and he took some pictures which - I do not think end up in his Facebook, because i think he was finding someone unique to post it up online.

But to me, it gave me an opportunity to really think hard and fast. I believe the first thoughts that comes into your mind would be the most important things that matter to you the most.

Actually i am doing my best to manage time well. AKA not being lazy. So far so good.

Look at me.. typing so  long and wordy post to share with you.. Time wasted? Nah..

Time well spent to sit down and just pen down the thoughts. So when i look back i will be able to go.. Yeap time to get motivated again.

So how well have you spend your day?

Good? Bad? 



Everyday is a wonderful day!!



Monday, September 8, 2014

Update my hair condition after 1 month (DETAILED)

Wow! Time and tide certainly waits for no man! It’s been 2 months after the treatment already!

Let me update you and share my review for the past 1 month.


I will be posting up video to let you know my overall experience but the editing program has been giving issue. So I will have an updated portion in this post after I got it sort out.
 



   
I have been travelling down to Tiong Bahru Plaza for the 30 mins daily treatment every morning.


And just laying down and let the ATP-38 machine do its job; which shines at the area that is needed to be treated, infra-red light energy to help stimulate cells to be more active. It is a relaxing procedure and sometimes I even fall asleep! The lights look really bright and strong but there is no heat nor does it make me feel uncomfortable.
 



Let me share with you more photos along with my daily hair journey.


Week 1 (Date 25/06/2014 – 01/07/2014)


 

This shot was taken during the treatment and couple days after the treatment.


Day
Date
Notes
Ampoule #
1
25-Jun-14
Introduce to ATP-38 & took blood pressure, It’s a unique experience because it does not require herbal treatment. Great for customer that prefers easy and fuss free treatment, it’s a treatment that enhances cells plus its only takes 30 mins. The initial feeling was a tingling sensation with the roots/scalp of the hair felt stimulated. Hair felt fluffy after the treatment
NIL
2
26-Jun-14
Having the Goosebumps experience (in a good way) and was fascinated about it, because the feeling was surprisingly consistent. Notice at the end of the day, the hair is less oily and perhaps less breakage. But it can be the new method of washing hair. Weather was hot and I was sweating.
NIL
3
27-Jun-14
Took blood pressure before treatment, I did notice less of the Goosebumps sensation but the hair still feel fluffy. Hair was feeling dried so I did condition in the morning, and decided to purchase wide teeth hair comb to help message and comb through my hair. Was given the 1st set of ampoule.

NIL
4
28-Jun-14
Woke up early to was and air dry the hair before using the ampoule. It the first time I using the ampoule and the breaking off the glass cap was scary and tried to apply it with the squeeze bottle it came with it. I apply the product evenly and as close as to my scalp. What I notice was the cooling sensation perhaps due to the alcohol and notice that it was slightly sticky after it dried up, however after combing through it was not that obvious. During the treatment, slightly unpleasant as nose was itchy during the whole 30 mins; I did feel the Goosebumps sensation and always thinking the positivity. It was super hot day and I was sweating and not use to the feeling of it, I just did a quick rinse when I reach home.
1
5
29-Jun-14
No ampoule was use today, usual routine and notices 3 strands of hair drop just by combing through in the morning. Usually 8-10 strands. Treatment was pleasant and got use to the face down position and learns to enjoy the 30 mins sleeping/ going through deep thoughts or just keeping it positive! It was raining during that day, so the treatment was much relaxing. Not much of the Goosebumps sensation but the LED light was much closer and warmer. SHIOK feeling for a cold day!
 N.A
6
30-Jun-14
Using Ampoule #2 and getting use to how to break the cap off properly and confidently. Notice that if I sweat the tingling warm at areas that sweat. So when I sweat, I would be conscious about my scalp and take tissue to wipe it down. The facial towel was placed properly as compare to previous treatment (due to my round face - I do not need much cushioning at the facial bench). Later on, I do notice that the formula was richer and the smell tend to be slightly stronger than the #1 but the warm sensation may be a bit shocking for 1st time user like me. However, the warm sensation was gone after 20mins.
2
7
1-Jul-14
No ampoule was use today, weather is very warm. Notice hair is dry and use conditioner at the end of the hair to moisturize it. Goosebumps was noticeable near the crown.
N.A 



Here is the ampoule that I receive along with the usage of the treatment.




The clear bottle is Number #1 while the brown bottle is Number #2. So I was very afraid to break it as I never done ampoule before, but you never know how it going to work until you tried it. After my second round session I realize that you just got to be brave and do it in one movement with your wrist. That is to break off at 90 degrees angle for the perfect cut.

Later on just pop the plastic cap on and pinch the soft casing and the serum will drip the liquid out. Do not try to squeeze it too hard because it dispense just the right amount each time I position the bottle at the dispense area. I like that the plastic cap is flexible that I do not feel any difficulty using it. 





Week 2 (02/07/2014 – 08/07/2014)
 



Day
Date
Notes
Ampoule #
8
2-Jul-14
Ampoule #1 - Cooling sensation. Treatment was enjoyable; hair is manageable due to conditioner yesterday. Notice hair was slightly thicker quoting from Irene and a close friend. But I think because the roots are getting stronger so the hair tends to fluff up more than usual.
1
9
3-Jul-14
No ampoule - Lesser hair fall and notice few strands of new born hair. But might be existing baby hair that the roots now able to held it upwards. It was raining so the treatment is great!
 N.A
10
4-Jul-14
Ampoule #2 - Experiencing the same warm sensation especially on the left and right side of the head. If sweat the warm sensation kicks in immediately. Notice if I do not comb out the hair after application - Hair is sticky and also easily tangled. Using the ATP treatment the warm sensation increase more on that day. The overall sensation is still enjoyable.
2
11
5-Jul-14
No ampoule - Warm sensation while the ATP lights were place closer to the side of my scalp. Was not focusing on the treatment because my dad was not feeling well and admit hospital. Notice slight dizziness but could be that I was not in the mood.
N.A 
12
6-Jul-14
Ampoule #1 - Enjoying using it as its cooling. Notice that is absorb easily if apply little at a time and also is the hair is slightly damp at the bottom it tend to warms up like using #2. So best apply on 90% dried hair. Enjoying the ATP treatment but I was fidgeting a lot due to sensitive nose on that day. Plus I was still getting use to facing down daily.
1
13
7-Jul-14
No ampoule - Mother enjoy combing my hair and notice baby curly hair like my dad. She notices less dropage while combing my hair. Irene provide me extra treatment (energy boosting) with the usual ATP 38 treatment so the head is warmer than usual but on and off there is warm and cool sensation as the light blinking treatment happen.
N.A 
14
8-Jul-14
Ampoule #2 - Not much warm sensation as I let my hair dry to 90% (woke up early due to thunderstorm). My blood pressure taken was 148 Insane! But might be due to insomnia.
2




Week 3 (09/07/2014 – 15/07/2014)
 


Shots taken after application of serum – clearly the scalp is shiny as compare to the before application.


Week 1 vs. Week 3 (after the serum settles in)
 


Yes, I know! There is baby hair strands already showing up on week 3 and that is less that 1 month



Day
Date
Notes
Ampoule #
15
9-Jul-14
No ampoule - Hot and humid day. Notice few strand of hair loss due to stress at work. I was sleepy during the treatment that I actually really gone for the full 30 mins nap. Notice my hair itchy but might be due to the weird weather changing in Singapore
N.A 
16
10-Jul-14
Ampoule #1 - Similar cooling sensation experience from the serum, ATP-38 session was pleasantly warm. I was still sleepy due to the night class yesterday which end at 10:30PM. Notice the itch at the scalp is stronger. But I didn’t bother as it might go away tomorrow?
1
17
11-Jul-14
No Ampoule - Today was sitting treatment and I am super excited about it because it’s a new experience and I wonder if there is any difference from laying down. I wore green shade of spectacles to avoid my eye getting too strained. After the 30 mins treatment, notice that the treatment is less intensive but on the side as it can be accurately position - I felt the tingling sensation. The issue of the itchy scalp I enquire Irene and she saw a pimple  growing so that explain why the itchiness.
 N.A 
18
12-Jul-14
Ampoule #2 - The squeeze bottle went missing but I try to apply without it - the application was scary but at the same time was quick. Stronger warm sensation at the top - it might be due to how I apply the serum. I was out the whole day and the hair does not feel oily but the scalp was noticeably shiny, for the very first time my hair does not feel weighted down even with the ampoule. The weather was warm but i was in indoor 80% of the time.
2
19
13-Jul-14
No ampoule - I was super tired due to late night hang out with my friend s birthday celebration. But during the treatment  I felt warm Goosebumps sensation and right at the last couple of mins I suddenly felt a gush of cool sensation. Might be the air-conditioning, it was pleasant! It was a busy day on flea market selling my old stuff - i was hot/sweaty and very dusty. I tie my hair up at the end of the day.
 N.A 
20
14-Jul-14
Ampoule #1 - Very cooling even applied on hot day. I was not feeling well because of the past 2 days event with friends. Hence the treatment was not comfortable but thankfully only takes 30 mins so it was alright. After treatment I went to jobsite and weirdly while i was sweating on a warm day i do feel the cooling sensation instead of warm.
1
21
15-Jul-14
No Ampoule - After the treatment my hair feel warm and fluffy. I feel a lot better because the tough weekend was over and suddenly feel relieve and again I enjoy how relaxing the treatment was. Hair is much easy to groom and notice that even when I sweat my hair does not weight down that much. This is the 1st time that i felt my hair prefer much the center parting alot. Not sure why but i just let it flow where it goes and majority of the time seem decent enough to keep it at the middle parting. I tried not to touch my hair that often as my hands would be dirty from touching the surrounding, so i keep a habit to comb my hair instead of using the finger to comb it through.
 N.A 




Week 4 (16/07/2014 – 22/07/2014)

Day
Date
Notes
Ampoule #
22
16-Jul-14
Official Photos taken at KTPH @ 4 PM - I was excited to share the progress with my doctor but the was not available on that day. So his apprentice took my hair photo and will kept for reference after 4 months. But I was applying ampoule #2 so it may seems sticky for the shoot. The warm sensation lasted all the way throughout the night as I went to birthday dinner and I was sweating. Treatment went well and have Goosebumps sensation.
2
23
17-Jul-14
No Ampoule - I told Irene that I am at the last leg of the ampoule. My treatment went well as usual, the hair feel lighter and just been thinking to enjoying the remaining week ahead. The weather is hot and scorching, I sent my parent car for maintenance and i was sweating like mad. I tie up my hair in the end and realise that i need to do trim my hair for the sake of weighting it down and avoid the need to tie it up.

24
18-Jul-14
Ampoule #1 - Appointment was at 11am, after which I went for lunch and it was a hot day. The ampoule #1 I just love it how its not sticky and even when I meet the client later on I do not feel the need to hide anything. Best part I realise its that the scent does not lingers. Which oddly i didnt notice the past uses until now. So i am happy to announce that i am very please with the ampoule that SpaLon recommend. :) i did a quick post on my trip to spalon.
1
25
19-Jul-14
No ampoule - I felt heavy headed and cold but I was not feeling sick. In the end I fell asleep at the salon and did not notice it ending. Overall, I still able to feel the Goosebumps after the treatment and immediately went home to rest before my friend birthday celebration.

26
20-Jul-14
Ampoule #2 - OFF - Old Folks Home & staycation. I was not feeling well and got a cold eventually. Sadly my family doctor clinic was close and I unable to
2
27
21-Jul-14
OFF - Coughing and not feeling well

28
22-Jul-14
OFF - Fainted in the toilet and admit hospital ( NO AMPOULE used)
Skip
29
23-Jul-14
OFF -  rest day at home and didn’t went to SpaLon

30
24-Jul-14
OFF - Holiday to Malaysia
Skip


You can notice that I did not manage to take any photos on week 4 – reason being that week 4 is a super bumble week for me and my family. 


Week 1  vs. Week 2 vs. Week 3

My family and i are very happy with the results shown after my ATP-38 treatments and we cannot wait to see more improvement. I will keep updating so be sure to stay tuned to this page!






Saturday, September 6, 2014

Review - LJH Oxygen Brightening Bubble Mask

The power of bubbles - Oxygenated bubbles has so much raves during a certain period of time.

Only spa or facial salon has the capabilities to inject oxygen to the skin, making it supple, radiant and brightening effect after each treatment.

But now~ with technology home user is able to create the same oxygenated bubbles treatment through mask.



LJH Oxygen Brightening Bubble Mask.


A wash off gel mask that foams up with bubbles that


  1. Brighten the skin making it look awake
  2. Soften the skin (especially the nose area where black heads form easily) for the next step of treatment
  3. Hydrates the skin to ensure that the skin is kept supple
  4. Only takes 5 mins



i have been consistenly using it for the past couple of months and i can say it never once fail me to be amaze the after treatment effect.





so i squeeze out the product about 50 cents and liberally apply to my face, do not go thin layer and it would not be able to create dense bubbles to cover the face.



and let it sit for 5 mins. 


Can you see how well it foams up?  (I did not notice it until i was shooting this shot)

Many would just rinse it off after the bubble is form but i tend to let it sit for good 5 minutes and just let the oxygenated bubbles do it works. The packaging states to rub and massage the product into the skin but i do that after the 5 minutes time frame.

Its tingly when you let the bubbles just sit and do it job but after a few time i gotten use to it and hearing the bubble popping sound makes it even relaxing. 

the before and after picture, you can see that the left side of my face (your right side) look so much brighter, especially the eye area.



(No editing except watermark)

Less puffiness and the darkness around the eye and redness on the nose is not as visible compare on the right side of the face (your left side).

Downside is that after each use there is no stopper on the dispense pump so naturally there are bubbles foaming even when the cap is close and it was a mess to clean it up and to me i find it as a waste because i know that i can get a good use at least on one cheek area for the amount of product wasted. Perhaps only need to change is the packaging.

Overall its a good product 8/10

Pros:
  1. Easy to use
  2. Suitable for dry to combination (my skin types) but it might work for all since its a Oxygen Brightening Bubble Mask
  3. Fairly good value as you can use almost up to 3-4 months from it if you apply once a week.
If you like to get your hand on this AMAZING product

HKCplaza Korea Mall do carry it - Link

And best of all they have a 10% off coupon code for all my readers, simply input it before you check out!         
SB01000JAD




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

5 tips - How to be Fashion ready on Instagram?


Instagram – New revolutionary micro-blogging platform where all folks of life able to post photos happening around them, for examples young fashionista are able to showcase their inner fashion goddess to the whole world.






#ootd aka outfit of the day. Great source of inspiration and many try to replica the feeling but let’s be honest; 1000 picture only probably 1 taken looks fairly decent and probably cannot get you 100 likes immediately.

But there are tips and tricks for you here to be fashion ready and get at least 50 likes.




Tips #1 - Getting a good camera or SD memory card with WIFI capabilities

Yes, Let’s be honest that although phone are great in taking picture and save the hassle carrying many gadget. No quality can beat camera shot.



Gadgets are name for what they are named, so invest a good point and shoot semi-pro camera that has timer or wireless remote control would reap you good shots and memory.



Any perfect shot you took is able to transfer to your phone and Voila!
Great quality that beat any phone camera anytime!


Tips #2 - Patience, Patience and Patience.

Getting a good camera is one thing but if YOU are ready for the shot?

There are many crazy awkward moment that you might find it embarrassing because you are not use to it and probably wanting to try out new pose but sometimes it does not come naturally.





So do not be afraid and rush into getting the perfect shot. Do repeative poses if you must and you would get it – trust me!

If you happen to have a friend whom is not into taking photos, Please give them courage and patience or sample images so they know what to look out for when taking the shots. – Double trust me on that!


Tips #3 - Comfortably Confident!

Following from #2 – Poses does not come naturally because we are not model that are ready to pose anytime anywhere.

We are normal human being, putting on makeup; looking all so fine for the perfect shoot but there is some awkwardness peaking through. 

                     



The key is to be confident and be comfortable in your own world. Tell yourself that you are doing it fine and keep giving the vibe to the camera and nail it!



Tips #4 - Filters & Hashtag are free!

Making use of filter to help portray the emotion that you would like to show case, It gives depth and meaning to the photos that you want to show.


Black & White to vintage looking.


Try it out and make it your style. Be unique can attract unique followers who appreciate your work. If they love your work – they will LIKE your photos.

My favorite filters are Rise and Valencia!

Apart from adding filters, listing possible hashtag subject to your photo tend to get attention from other instagram followers who are finding the same similar content inspiration.



Tips #5 - Do your homework!

Where to get inspiration, where to get this outfit, Where to get this and that! There are so many things to do, so do your homework.

Check out Zalora’s blog for the latest trend happening.




Apart from that resource from where to get that specific items can be limited and to be honest, Fancy items tend to be costly.

You do not need to get exactly the same stuff, similar would do and that’s what inspiration means and not copy + paste.



(Get statement jewellery during sale would usually cost 50% or lesser than usual yet still looking time-less)


Here is a look that I wore it recently – Very casual and lay back. This pose was taken after a couple of warm up shots, and suddenly I got struck by a certain feeling and pose for it. VIOLA! The shot which I think work with my inspired style.


And this shot I took for competition in Digital Fashion Week.



Both setting took quite some time to prepare and knowing the basic knowledge of making things come together, once you know how well it pairs – You have found the basic platform for you to venture. 


Hope this post is helpful to you and have fun with instagram, it is a great platform for me to really be creative and be daring to showcase what I can be :)

Follow me @missjology on instagram or #missjology me so I can Like your photo!


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