Sunday, February 26, 2017

People always say that I am skinny which I agree but there is this one part which bothers me much, which is my flabby tummy area.  If I have the time to go exercise and take my TLS weight loss supplements regularly, they do help to keep my tummy in.

However, I went to Penang recently for a holiday and who can resist those yummy Penang food, right?  The trip was like... eat, walk, eat, walk, eat again, walk, eat somemore and walk some more.  You get the point ya.  How not to get a bulging tummy like that?!

So when I came back to Singapore, I called my trusted aesthetic clinic, The Clifford Clinic, to book a session of Z Lipo treatment to get rid of my protruding tummy.

This was my first time trying out Z lipo so I wasn't sure what to expect.  But I know I would be in good hands with Dr Gerard Ee and his friendly yet professional team.


For those who haven't been to The Clifford Clinic yet, it is located at

24 Raffles Place
#01-03 Clifford Centre
Singapore 048621
(Exit A from Raffles MRT)

So near to Raffles MRT that when i go there, I would usually take the MRT instead of driving.

The clinic has a dedicated area for Skinceuticals product consultation, so if you are not sure which skincare product/s to use, you can approach the staff for help.


The reception area is very comfortable and spacious that you can just chill there while waiting for your turn.

I am so relaxed at The Clifford Clinic that I kept placing my things, like my iPad mini or my camera all over the place and forget to take them with me when I go into the treatment room or get out of it... hahaha!  Luckily, the staff or Dr Ee will remind me.


 ok, the moment of truth is here to see how much my tummy has grown after all the good food in Penang.


As you can tell, I am not excessively fat but rather, I termed myself as 'skinny fat'... meaning that I am pretty slim at other places but kinda flabby at the tummy area.  It's really hard to lose those fats around the tummy, especially when you get to go for food tasting sessions.




This was the private room designated for Z Lipo treatment so that the client could relax while having the treatment.

So what exactly is Z Lipo?

With the Z lip machine, Cryo-Lipolysis by Zimmer ZLipo target fat deposits and cools them down in a controlled manner over a prolonged period, leading to the destruction of the fat cells.  Dead fat cells will be naturally removed through lymphatic system which takes about 10-12 weeks.


Z Lipo- The Treatment Steps


  1. Start of Cryo-Lipolysis by Zimmer ZLipo where the applicator is placed on the treatment area and the cooling is started.
  2. The fat cells in the treatment area react to the cooling.
  3. After the treatment the fat cells are eliminated naturally.
  4. After 8-12 weeks, the final results can be observed.



Treatment areas:


  1. Belly
  2. Hips
  3. Waist
  4. Back
  5. Make chest fat
  6. Thighs (inside and outside)
  7. Flabby arms
  8. Buttocks



The usual questions people will ask would be:

Is the treatment painful?
Ciro-Lipolysis by Zimmer Zlipois a virtually painfree process.  There may be slight feeling of pain in the first few minutes of the treatment as you begin to feel the suction of the applicators.  However, this is completely harmless and only lasts a few minutes.  To avoid damage to the skin, a special gulped is placed on the treatment area during treatment.

What is the potential side effects?
Cryo-Lipolysis by Zimmer ZLipo has virtually no side effects.  There may be some redness or slight tenderness of the treated area in the days following treatment.  Some patients report a feeling that resembles normal muscle soreness.

Z Lipo by The Clifford Clinic

I can't wait to see the results on 8 -12 weeks time... woohoo!

Meanwhile, for those who are keen to book try Z Lipo, The Clifford Clinic is giving a special rate of S$399, before GST (usual price S$500, before GST) for 1st timer who wants to try Z Lipo, by quoting 'ElaineHeng'.  

If you are keen to eliminate stubborn fats in your body and chill your way to your dream figure, call +65 6532 2400 to make an appointment with the Clifford Clinic, whose address is:

The Clifford Clinic
24 Raffles Place
#01-03 Clifford Centre
Singapore 048621
(Exit A from Raffles MRT)
Mon to Fri: 10am to 8pm
Sat: 10 am to 2pm
Sun: Closed
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Just take a look at the wonderful sight that greeted the media and influencers when we reached CHIJMES Hall where the launch of the new Lovemarque Diamond by Premier jeweller Love & Co. in partnership with the International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR); a De Beers group company, took place.

That vintage bridal car grabbed everyone's attention immediately and all of us wanted to grab a photo with it.  Luckily I was there earlier so I managed to get photographed with it, before the sky turned dark.


The CHIJMES Hall was decorated as if there were going to be a church wedding that day.  The whole concept was so well executed that I was in awe when i stepped in.  I must say, the whole place was so dreamy and romantic!


 I loved how the catwalk show has a storyline to it.  Compared to the usual fashion catwalk shows, this show drew everyone's attention as we looked at how the couple's love life evolved through the years. 

As the storyline unfolded, the models modelled the latest pieces of jewellery with Lovemarque Diamonds.  I was lucky to be able to grab a front row seat, thanks to the lady boss, Eileen, of Touch PR and Events, who told me that I could sit down first while waiting for the fashion show to begin.  I ended up being the first one to grab a seat and of course, I chose the seat with a good view... hahaha!

















The fashion show was just so breathtaking that I sat there, admiring the glittering jewellery worn by the models.


Each Lovemarque Diamond bears the inscription of the Love & Co. exclusive Rose Hallmark and IIDGR’s unique ID number. The inscriptions are completely invisible to the naked eye, made possible with IIDGR’s proprietary inscription technology.
 

Part of the world’s leading diamond company and combining 120 years of diamond industry experience with the innovative technology solutions developed in-house at De Beers, IIDGR has a rich heritage and provides accurate and consistent assessment services for naturally occurring diamonds in laboratories based in the United Kingdom, India and Belgium. On top of a certificate issued by IIDGR, each diamond will carry the independent approval of the Société Générale de Surveillance which ensures compliance with the most stringent international diamond grading standards. 


Each Lovemarque diamond is stringently and responsibly sourced. Cut to perfection by master craftsmen with over a decade of experience, each Lovemarque diamond attains the highest cut grade – Excellent by IIDGR and achieves the highest grade – Ultimate for light performance, independently assessed by Sarine Technologies in accordance to four parameters – brilliance, sparkle, fire and light symmetry.

Committed to quality and excellence, Love & Co. also conducts rigorous checks of 50 additional parameters to ensure that the stringent standards of the Lovemarque diamond are met. 

As part of the Lovemarque diamond launch, Love & Co. showcased a 28-carat diamond rough specially imported from Antwerp, Belgium, the most transparent and strictly controlled diamond trade center in the world. Lovemarque Diamonds are responsibly and ethically sourced, adhering to the World Diamond Council Kimberley Process. Only the finest diamond roughs can be cut and polished to become a Lovemarque diamond.


Among the wide array of exquisite Lovemarque diamond jewellery that were showcased during the event, one of the key highlights included a 25.38 ct Lovemarque necklace – the Eternal Voyage, an opulent masterpiece of flawless and the finest craftsmanship. 



Made with 459 pieces of diamonds and worth over S$2.7 million, it is inspired by the timeless beauty of a Rose, and an expression of the perfect union between two. Radiating from the centre diamond, a 10.03 ct, E colour, VS1 clarity, triple Excellent Cut Lovemarque diamond, the twirls and curves intersects gracefully to create a remarkable play on the diamonds, representing multiple phases of a romance journey till eternity.

Combining exquisite design in meticulous craftsmanship, this stunning piece exudes finesse and elegance like no other.

The new LVC Journey setting was also unveiled. A sophisticated setting designed with four hearts that represent stages of a love journey – the courtship, the proposal, the wedding and the celebration of anniversaries. Complemented with diamonds by the side, the Lovemarque diamond is elevated to create an extraordinary show of light. 


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Monday, February 20, 2017

As an image consultant, I love testing out cosmetics to create different looks for different occasions.  That way, I can impact my knowledge on makeup to my participants in the workshops as well.  

When I received the Esteé Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow 5-Colour Palette and the Pure Colour Envy Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick from Sephora SG, I was extremely excited.  The colours are so brilliant that I couldn't wait to try them on my face.


The awesome benefit about Esteé Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow 5-Colour Palette in Envious Orchid is that the eyeshadows can be applied dry for a 10-hour wear or wet for a 12-hour wear.  This also means you can go extremely natural with softer tones or extremely dramatic with heavier colours.

This compact ultraluxe palette comes with 5 eyeshadows, 2 sponge applicators and a mirror, making it the ideal choice in your makeup bag when travelling too.

Each long-lasting neutral hues comes in a versatile texture that creates a range of unexpected looks when you mix the colours using your own creativity.

You can choose to go all-natural or amp up the drama with with this palette.  The lighter shades lift and illuminate, mid-tones shape and contour and the deepest colours tone and define for smoky allure.


The Esteé Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Bold Innocent is of medium coverage with shimmer finish.  It's bullet-shaped tip allows you to follow the curve of your lips when applying the lipstick colour.  It is highly pigmented hence the colour shows up brilliantly for up to six hours of wear.


I am going to combine both products to create 3 different looks using the 'cheat sheet' that comes with Esteé Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow 5-Colour Palette in Envious Orchid.  It becomes so easy to apply eyeshadows... yeah!

Tell me which look is your favourite, ok?

The Natural LOOK


By using the lighter colours in the palette, everyone can easily recreate this look.  Great for ladies who want something light for an everyday look.


The Intensified LOOK


This look is great if you want something that is slightly stronger but yet acceptable in the office.
With more colours, it brightens up one's look instantly.


The Dramatic LOOK


This is what I call the va-va-voom look.  It is definitely stronger than the above two looks.  I could actually go even stronger on the eyeshadow colours but I know a lot of ladies wouldn't dare to go too heavy on the eyeshadow colours.  Hence I create a look that is still wearable even in the daytime but with stronger colours.


It's really hard for me to choose the most favourite of amongst the three looks as I love both the intensified and dramatic looks.

Do you want to create the same looks for yourself?  It's really easy... all you need to do is to shop for  your favourite Estee Lauder products here!  

Follow the 'cheat' sheet provided with the Esteé Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow 5-Colour Palette and people will be amazed with your transformation of different looks everyday.





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Saturday, February 18, 2017

One of the most hardworking parts of our bodies yet most neglected as well are our feet.  We spend many hours standing, walking and even when we are sitting down, our feet is still placed firmly on the ground most of the time.

Thank goodness, Allpresan® PRO footcare range has come to the rescue!  United Nails Supply is the main distributor of Allpresan® from Germany.


Unlike traditional creams and ointments, the patented, breathable BarriorExpert® Foam Cream Technology creates a fine, protective mesh on the skin after application, which protects the skin against external factors and strengthens the skin barrier. 

It is such a perfect match with Singapore’s humid weather and for heels-loving fashionistas as it can be evenly distributed without friction while providing superior moisturising benefits.

I like the fact that Allpresan® PRO has many products to target different foot ailments of some sort- calluses, fungus or peeling skin and it is very simple when deciding which one/s to buy as the bottles are properly labeled.  If you are not sure, you can always ask the manicurists to recommend.








Some notable facts about Allpresan® PRO footcare range include:


Products are recommended by the German Allergy & Asthma Association and have won multiple awards:
I also like the fact that the products are clinically and dermatologically tested, so that I know that they are safe to use on my feet.  At the same time, the products are fragrance and preservative-free, which to me are plus points as well.
Besides Allpresan® PRO footcare range, United Nails Supply also brought in Creative Nail Design (CND®) from United States.

a.      Beauty Forum Readers’ Choice 2007 – Top marks for Allpresan® Foam Cream

b.     Beauty Forum Readers’ Choice 2009/2010 – 1st in Foot Care products

c.      Beauty Forum Readers’ Choice 2013/2014 – Top marks for Allpresan® Foam Cream for very dry skin

d.     Beauty Forum Readers’ Choice 2015/2016 – 2nd in Foot Care products
e.      Ökotest rates Allpresan® Foam Cream as “good”



If the products won some many awards, then we can't go wrong with them, especially when it comes to resolving some nasty foot conditions.






And what is so amazing about Creative Nail Design (CND®) is the CND® 8-patent SHELLAC® system that does not require buffing of the nail bed and offers the same benefits as the usual gel polish – high performance wear, has a mirror shine and dries in no time. 

This is just so perfect, especially for working ladies who can't afford to sit in nail salons for a many hours just to get their manicures done.

CND SHELLAC® is perfect for the working woman as it lasts over 14 days with no chip and super easy to remove.

CND SHELLAC® boasts 102 designer shades and has been worn by celebrities such as Rihanna, Julianne Hough, Ashley Roberts and Kerry Washington. When CND Shellac first in 2010, pop sensation Rihanna was one of the first in line to ditch other nail treatments for Shellac. She was even seen wearing CND ‘Wildfire’ Shellac, in the Eminem video 'Love the way you lie'!

Just look at all the endless nailart designs options we can have with CND SHELLAC® with


  • High performance shine
  • Stunning mirror shine
  • Zero dry time
  • 5-minute removal
  • No nail damage





With great products from Creative Nail Design (CND®) and Allpresan®, everyone can have runway-ready nails and protected and restored feet.  The advanced CND® SHELLAC® brand system and Allpresan® PRO Footcare products are available at nail salons islandwide. You can request for them at your usual salons.
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