Assurance Skin, Laser and Aesthetics

Friday, November 20, 2015
For the longest of time, one of the features I haven't been liking too much on my face has been my nose bridge (the area between my eyes). I felt that it's really low and flat, so it in turn makes my nose flatter as well. I have had nose fillers done previously, but they generally last between 12~18 months and mine has already long dissolved.

You can see just how flat my nose looks (especially for more frontal shots) in pictures if I didn't contour it or anything. These pictures were taken very recently just on my trip to Japan. Plus, because of how low my bridge is, whenever I wear specs/sunglasses, they would either slid off my nose or hit my cheeks - so I really wanted a slight elevation.

So I recently headed to Assurance Skin, Laser and Aesthetics over at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital to get nose fillers done again.

Just like any other procedures, a consultation is done beforehand so that you can let the doctor know what you are looking to do (which in my case, was nose bridge fillers) and the doctor can advise accordingly. Most importantly, I also wanted to make sure that my fillers looked natural and in-line with the rest of my features so i made sure to convey that to Dr Wong.
Dr Wong was really patient and professional, and I definitely felt like I was in good hands. With so many years of experience under his belt, he definitely knows what he is doing.

After we were done with the consultation, we headed over to the procedure room to apply the numbing cream for the fillers. The good thing about fillers is that it is temporary (so that you can always get it done to suit your face shape/features even as they shift as you age) and that you can get it done quickly and immediately with no down time. Plus, I learnt an interesting fact that you can get your fillers dissolved if you end up being unhappy with how it looks.

The numbing cream was applied for about 45 minutes. During that time, you are free to do whatever you want to - I had work that day so I brought my laptop along with me and did my work while waiting for the numbing cream to take effect.

After the numbing cream, iodine is applied as an antiseptic.

Here's my nose bridge BEFORE:

Thanks to the numbing cream, the injection didn't hurt one bit, but I could still feel mild pressure when the fillers are injected into the targeted area.
See how tiny the injection mark is?

Moulding the shape is key for it to looking natural!

No down time nor bruising. A little concealer over the area to cover up the injection mark
All done! There is however, bound to be a little swelling so the height seen now is slightly more elevated than meant for. The fillers will take 2~3 days to settle to its final height so if there is any touch ups to be done, it would have to be after that.

Assurance Skin, Laser and Aesthetics is located at:
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Center #10-22 
2338 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563
Tel: (65) 66941121
Fax: (65) 66941131

Lancôme Holiday Sets!

Saturday, November 14, 2015
I can't believe that this year has gone by so quickly- just one month to go and it'll be December. Time for all the fun and festivities, with plenty of good cheer! And with Christmas right round the corner, Lancôme has specially launched some gift sets for you to get the perfect gift for your friends and family- what better way to share the spirit of giving with the ones you love?

Lancôme’s gift sets are perfect for that beauty junkie friend or family member who loves to travel – most of the sets comprise of a full-sized product and an assortment of travel sized products as well. It’s great how the travel-sized bottles aren’t too small, which means you have a considerably decent portion of the products to use. Plus, there are sets which cater to every need that you or your loved ones might have, ranging from skincare to makeup, and even nail polishes.

The set pictured above is actually worth $181, but is going for a retail price of $98- a near 50% discount! The Hydra Zen range is suitable for stressed (dehydrated, sensitive, red/irritated) skin and feels really light, so this is probably a range of products that everyone will be able to use and therefore would be great for any gift exchanges!

I've heard about the Hypnôse mascaras previously so I was really excited to try out the one that I received. I've always had short lashes, which is why I was so amazed at how well this mascara lengthens my bottom lashes without making them look too spidery. They say the eyes are the windows to your soul, so this set definitely dresses the eyes up and would be a perfect fit for friends or family who love to enhance the features of their eyes.

Lancôme has prepared so many different gift sets for this holiday season, that just looking at the website left me stumped for choice! Among such a generous variety of gift sets available, there's bound to be something for everyone. The gift sets are available at all Lancôme counters, while stocks last.

For more information, check out their website!


Thursday, November 12, 2015
Guess it's not news that I love collecting watches. Just like my shoes and belt, I prefer to match my accesories to my outfit of the day for a completed look.

In this new age of social media, just as easily as we can purchase clothes online, we can also just as easily purchase accessories online.
From watches, to jewelry and even sunglasses. I recently got a new watch from BERING via What I like about COCOMI is that you get discounted prices when purchasing, but you don't have to worry about the authenticity of the products.

Plus, COCOMI carries a wide variety of brands for both males and females, so you don't have to worry about not being able to find something for yourself (or someone else if it is a gift).

The BERING watch I got reached my doorstep really quickly and came with its original packaging - box, watch case, and warrenty.

Here is the watch I picked:
I like that it's a dainty design because it allows me to match my girly-er outfits. The mother of pearl face is also gorgeous. In fact, this has been my daily watch recently because of how easily it matches with both casual and dressy outfits.

With Christmas coming up, COCOMI is an excellent and trustable online store to get your gifts with free delivery to your doorstep!