Saturday, October 25, 2014

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I AM DAMN SADDDDD?!?!!??!
My phone decided to go into a coma state last night after counting down to Stef's birthday.... sigh I AM FREAKING DEPRESSED NOW. :(
I have neither backup my phone nor transferred everything to my computer.... it's just damn sad cuz there's so much, so much memories (texts/photos etc) stored inside.. and now everything is gone :(
Sigh.. is this a sign to move on? To forget about everything?

How depressing to deal with this shit while having a holiday
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ps: Will be uncontactable for the time being until my phone decides to revive again/I manage to find a spare phone!
Anything just tweet/fb msg me!


Just a couple of photos from the past few days~
Holland Park, London

Tower Bridge, London

Kings Cross, London

Market Street, Manchester

Queensway, London

Manchester

Manchester City Football Club

Update soon again!!
Xx


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hello London/Paris!

I am probably on my flight, making my way to London as yall are reading this post~
It's quite an impromptu trip and not many know of this trip either. London never fails to amaze me. And London never fails to heal the broken heart. I hope I'll be able to find myself again after this trip??
I hope I'll return to be a happier Shenny!

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Throwback to 2011 when I was still 21. Hahahahhaha omg I look so young back then!!

Can't wait to smell the London air already!
Stay tune guys, as I update you guys on my journey to the UK :)


Xx
Shenny

Saturday, October 18, 2014

IDS Clinic: Fillers for Dark Eye Circles + Hydro Therapeutics Facial!

As the title suggests... today's post will be on my favourite IDS Clinic which alot of you have been requesting for!!
I hope this post would answer all of your queries! :)
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{ FILLERS FOR DARK EYE CIRCLES }
 
 
Throwback to probably early June.... I consulted Dr SK Tan and told him about my concerns regarding my severe dark eye circles!! I chose IDS Clinic cuz Dr SK Tan is really experienced and I can fully trust his expertise and skills! Eyes are really precious to me and I wouldn't want to risk losing my eyesight if anything goes wrong with the injection of fillers!
 
Without make-up, I'd look like I haven't been sleeping for 10000years... and even with concealer on, the dark eye circles cannot be 100% concealed!! It is really BAD BAD BAD.
 
Anyhowz, here are some pictures taken before under going the procedure!
I have make-up on but my dark eye circles are still pretty obvious~
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Dr SK Tan said that in my case, I have a 'dent' under my eyes (like a curve line under the eye) which creates a shadow, making my dark eye circles even darker and more obvious! 
And even if my dark eye circles can be fully concealed by concealer, this 'dent' CANNOT be concealed!! It has to be 'filled up'... and the only way to achieve this is by injecting fillers into it!

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I really hated it cuz it makes me look so old and haggard all the time :(
So I was pretty excited to see how the fillers could solve all these problems!

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Dr SK Tan explaining to me how the procedure gonna work and assuring me its gonna be painless!! lol
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So after a period of numbing + icing around my eyes area.... Dr SK Tan proceeded with the injection of fillers!
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Pain Level: 0/10
Lol I seriously felt NOTHING. Dr SK Tan was quick and gentle in injecting the fillers! ;)
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And I am really amazed at the results!!
It was INSTANT!!! Z was with me that day and he could tell the difference too! Yipeeee :D

Photos taken just a few days after doing the dark eye circles fillers:
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*No photoshopping done to my dark eye circles just in case you are wondering*
This is just how effective the fillers were! I also use lesser concealer nowadays :D

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Photo on the right taken approx 3 weeks after when I was in Seoul :)
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Just a comparison and I think you can see how much the difference is!!
 
I used a total of one syringe of fillers for both my dark eye circles and it is only $600/syringe!
Super worth it yes??? :D
 

 
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{ HTF HYDRO THERAPEUTICS FACIAL }

Finally had the time to drop by IDS Clinic again 2 weeks back!!
It's been 4 months since my last visit??? Lol I've been so busy!! :(

 
Because Dr SK Tan is always packed with patients and waiting time can be long... my current doctor-in-charge is Dr Heng :)
Came back for a review for my dark eye circles, to see if I needed any top-up for my fillers and also to check on my skin condition!! It has gotten quite bad recently :( Especially my chin area!
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Dr Heng said the fillers for my dark eye circles are still doing well and that I have been taking care of them pretty well too! Lol. But that's not the case for my skin :(
I have been travelling often and it really took a toll on my complexion!!

 
So Dr Heng suggests that I try out the HTF Hydro Therapeutics Facial!

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One last picture before removing make-up! My make-up has been covering up all my blemishes and flaws pretty well lol
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Makeup removed!
As you can clearly tell..... ALOT OF BLEMISHES ON MY CHIN AREA!! :( Dr Heng said this is normal cuz breakouts for adults tend to be around the chin/neck area!
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HTF Hydro Therapeutics Facial

So this is how it works...

Step 1
With the Hydrafacial equipment, they use it like a water microdermabrasion. It makes use of the high water jet stream mixed with IDS Clinic's proprietary Multi Mineral Solution. This first step takes off the dead cells off our top layer of the skin. 
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(Ps: Here's me without makeup and you can see that my dark eye circles are much better now!!)


Step 2
Using Ultrasound, the skin scrubber removes the comedones off the face easily. Comedones are also known as white heads and black heads. Ultrasound will help loosen the comedones off the pore so that it can be removed easily when the scrubber “scrubs” along the skin. There will also be some minor manual extraction but only for those stubborn pimples. 

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Step 3
Penetration of multi-vitamins and whitening serum. Using Iontophorosis, vitamins and whitening serum are better penetrated into the skin for enhanced results.

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Step 4
Depending on skin type and the skin condition after the treatment, there are different masks used. In my case, they used the whitening mask to enhance the glow and radiance for the overall result. 

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Me with absolutely ZERO makeup... lol my brows are not even drawn :(
But you can see that the skin now is so glowy and radiant!! 
 
My skin felt squeaky clean and my nose was DAMN SMOOTH!!?!?!? I could no longer feel the tiny bumps of annoying blackheads :D Super satisfied and happy after the facial!! 

 
The Hydro Therapeutics Facial costs $198 usually but there is a 50% discount off for first timers like me! So it's only $99 in the end! :)) Yay to great savings!! :D

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I also got myself a new C2 Gentle Cleanser since I have finished using mine!
Dr Heng also prescribed 2 new products to me to help me combat my stubborn pimples!
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IDS SPOT
Ideal for the occasional breakout
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- reduces and shrinks blemishes fast, in some cases practically overnight
Anti-inflammatory ingredients soothe and reduce redness, while promoting repair at the same time
Formulated with a BB cream-like base, it helps conceal the blemishes too


IDS CLEAR 10
Effective against active breakouts
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- Works to reduce redness in inflamed blemishes & acne scars while preventing further breakouts
Contains RsQ™ Complex, high levels of green tea extract & botanical extracts that work in synergy to deliver optimal results


My skin is slowly but surely, recovering back to its original state! 
Thankful and grateful to Dr SK Tan & Dr Heng for taking care of my skin all these while!
If you have any persistent skin problems, hesitate no more because the best make-up a woman can have, is a flawless base ;)

 

IDS CLINIC
8 Sinaran Drive #05-07 to 10, Novena Specialist Center (S) 307470
6568 3555


FB: https://www.facebook.com/idsclinic
IG: @idsclinic (#idsclinic)
http://www.idsclinic.com/

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Thank you for reading!!
Till then!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cebu Day 1 & 2: Oslob

Cebu in Philippines is definitely one of the more memorable holidays I had this summer!
I've always wanted to visit here after seeing an instagram post some time ago that the girl I followed went snorkelling with whale sharks!! And on one of those random days, I mentioned to Z about it and he promised to bring me here on a birthday trip :>

It was quite an impromptu trip I'd say! I was really clueless on where to go except showing Z pictures after pictures of where I wanna go (but no idea where it was located lol) so I really gotta thank him alot for planning the entire 7 days itinerary! :)

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Day 1: Cebu City
We took Tiger Airways to Cebu and hopped into a cab to our hotel!
We stayed at Quest Hotel, Cebu City.
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We were pretty tired on the first day and did nothing much except walking around the mall opposite the hotel~
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And had dinner at Cafe Laguna!
Hahaha felt kinda weird that the cafe was serving local cuisines! I thought it'd be western style!
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Halo Halo, one of their local dessert!

And we also stock up on alot of snacks/drinks so we could munch during car journeys~  Haha greedy us
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Hahha and here's me posing with erm... pineapples and bananas. LOL
Wanted to instagram a picture badly but there were ZERO photo worthy spots and I thought the fruits were the prettiest... Hahahhaa.

Lucky I didn't ig it cuz when we were on our way back to the hotel, we walked past the bus interchange and the lorry-buses were all super eye-catching!!! Definitely much more photo worthy?? haha :p
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And ermmzzzz.... called for room service + in-room massage as well!
Hahahah #foreverhungry #foreverneedmassage
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DAY 2: OSLOB
Day 2 was one of the highlight out of this entire trip!
We woke up at like.... 3AM??!?! Ridiculously early but anything for you whale sharkys! 
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We booked a private car who picked us up from the hotel at 4am!
For bookings you may email him Danny (dannymar07@yahoo.com.ph)

Journey to Oslob took about 3hours++ by car I think??
We reached at about 7.30am!
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First stop at Oslob was to swim with the Whale Sharks!! :D
Gotta be there super early cuz I think the whale sharks will leave by like.. 10am or 11am? The tides will also be high and it'll be quite difficult to snorkel! 
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DID I MENTION HOW MUCH I LOVE GOPRO!!!!!!!!
Without it, I wouldn't have been able to capture all these once-in-a-lifetime-moments!!
Thank you Sam from John 3:16! Yall wanna buy cameras go find him ok! His shop is at Funan & he is damn friendly and nice!! :D Don't say I never share where I get all my camera gadgets from ;)
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Whoopp! Spotted one whale shark while I was still on the boat!!

Finally plucked the guts and jumped into the water! :D
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The boatman are all super Gopro savvy ok!!
All these pictures were taken by our boatman!! :D
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Water so clear!??! My selfie so damn clear lol

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Alamak camera strap why u enter the pic also!!
Otherwise this would be quite a good pic ;)

Ohya see that guy above Z and I? He's another boatman.... and he helps to 'push' us down into the water so that we would be deep enough to take photos with the whale shark, while the other boatman faster snaps pictures for us. Hahahah super coordinated I tell you!!

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There are about 15 whale sharks I think?? Pretty scary.
Every corner, front back left right... bound to see one beside you. Lol. And we had to try our best to siam away from them!

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Ok that's all from the 30mins snorkel with the whale sharks :)
What a memorable experience! :)
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Oh and Erjie was coincidentally in Cebu as well and decided to join us at Oslob! :)
Here's us having lunch together!
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Beach themed nails!
(Nails by Lily Xu, Far East Plaza)


If you're in Cebu, the 2nd must visit place is Tumalog Falls!
Danny dropped us outside and we can either walk in/take a bike (cuz the slopes are too narrow+steep for a car). We chose the bike cuz it was only about $1 for a trip I think!
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Quite an exciting ride lol. Pretty dangerous too. #yolo
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And finally at Tumalog Falls!! :D
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Sorry my annoying finger decided to be part of the picture. lol

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PRETTIEST WATERFALL. Its really super pretty and chill and relaxing!!!!

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Not to mention the water was CRAZILY COOLLLLDDDD. brrrrr

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Damn sad I actually forgot to selfie with the waterfall?? Lol

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Hmmm, a little weird to be posting this picture but its a nice picture afterall so thought I'd just share it!
Photo taken by my dearest Erjie
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An accidental shot which turned out really pretty?!
A shot of the sky and trees :)

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So we were done with Tumalog Falls and since we still had some time, we decided to visit Kawasan Falls.
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Enroute to Kawasan Falls and look at the 3 tones of the sea!!!! 
I randomly snapped this from inside the car and it still turned out so pretty!! Omggg...

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Stopped by for a toilet break and used the chance for a picture with the awesome background!
I look so tired though after swimming with the whale sharks + swimming at Tumalog Falls :(


So we arrived at the entrance of Kawasan Falls!
Takes about another 20mins by foot to reach it~
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THE STREAM SO PRETTY AND CLEAR I CANNOT..... super wanna jump in and swim can!!

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FINALLY.
KAWASAN FALLS
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K so that was pretty much it!!
I really love Oslob and it was so much fun that day :D
Slept the entire journey back to Cebu cuz we were soooooooooo dead tired :(

Showered and headed back to the mall for dinner at Jollibee! :)
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"Dont cry because it's over
Smile because it happened"


Thank you for reading! I'll write soon again,
Xx
Shenny