Too Faced Cosmetics Launches Its Watermelon Slice Face and Eye Palette

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Tuesday, 20 August 2019 10:31

You know that summer is in full swing when you have an eyeshadow and face palette inspired by the thirst-quenching fruit. 

Too Faced Cosmetics launched its new Watermelon Slice Face and Eye Palette recently. The watermelon packaging breaks into two slices, featuring eight highly pigmented eyeshadows on one slice, and a highlighter, blush, and bronzer on the other. While having fun with the colours, you can also indulge in the summer vibes with the palette's watermelon scent.

The last we checked, the Too Faced Watermelon Slice Face and Eye Palette aren't in our Singapore stores yet. I guess we have to wait a little, or alternatively, get your travelling friends to bring one back for you!



Step-By-Step Guide to IU's Hotel Del Luna Makeup

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Monday, 19 August 2019 10:35

Raise your hands if you are also chasing the K-drama Hotel Del Luna, and are head over heels over IU's makeup and fashion.

Credit: Youtube Risabae

IU plays Jang Man Wol as the cursed CEO of Hotel Del Luna and she has been stuck in the hotel for the past 1000 years. Yeo Jin Goo plays the male lead Goo Chan Seong, who became Hotel Del Luna's manager due to a deal his father made with Jang Man Wol years ago.

Jang Man Wol develops a unique taste for fancy fashion and her hair, makeup, and outfits were exceptional. If you want to copy IU's hair and makeup in Hotel Del Luna, here's a step-by-step guide by popular Korean beauty Youtuber Risabae to help you achieve the same look.



Beauty Looks We Want to Steal from Girls' Generation Taeyeon

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Thursday, 15 August 2019 14:36

We know Taeyeon as the leader of the superstar K-pop girl group Girls' Generation, and her powerful vocals stole so many hearts. However, Taeyeon is also known as a beauty icon for her great skin and flawless makeup, not to mention how she always gets creative with her hairstyles.

Credit: Instagram @taeyeon_ss

Let's take a look at some of her recent makeup and hair looks and find up what beauty trends she is into. And while you are at it, pick up some beauty tips from the K-pop princess.


Monochrome makeup

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Taeyeon has very good skin and she usually sticks to a very natural look. She has been spotted with monochrome makeup quite frequently, especially in shades of corals and pinks. Her eyelashes are always long and well-defined, resulting in a doll-like appearance. If you are copying Taeyeon's makeup look, make sure to pick an eyebrow pencil that is slightly lighter in colour for a softer look. No Kardashian arch Instagram brows, please.


Hippie perm bangs 

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Taeyeon seems to love parting her bangs in the centre and curling them a little to create the hippie perm bangs.



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Hairpins have been trending since late last year and Taeyeon also jumped on the bandwagon with diamante hairpins.


Pastel pink hair 

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Pastel pink hair is a top choice amongst K-pop stars and it freshens up their look immediately. Super Junior's Yesung has done it recently and his new look made him looked like he was aging backwards. Taeyeon also covered a pink shade over her blonde locks and she was totally rocking that look.


Half-up ponytail

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 And let your half-up pony be high up, near the top of your head.


Exciting braids

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If you have long, luscious hair like Taeyeon, sharpen your braiding skills and take your braids to the next level. Braids are simple ways to add bonus points to your otherwise boring hairstyle.  



THE FACE SHOP X Kakao Friends “Play with Friends Club” Collection, Featuring Adorable Sweet Apeach and Ryan

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019 11:54

Your haul from THE FACE SHOP X Kaokao Friends Sweet Apeach collection 2018 has hit the pan? Good news for you, THE FACE SHOP X Kakao Friends has returned with a “Play with FRIENDS Club” collection, and this time, featuring both Sweet Apeach and the very cute Ryan!

The collection is tailored for our hot and humid weather, featuring everything from makeup to skincare products like lip tints, blush, blotting powder, face mask, body lotion and body wash products. Of course, all of these will be decked in irresistibly cute Ryan or Sweet Apeach packaging.

Ryan Oil Control Water Pore Balm (17g) $20


Apeach Pastel Cushion Blush (6g) $12

Ryan Velvet Lip Tint $21

Ryan Velvet Lip Tint $21


Designed based on each character’s shape and facial expressions, the packaging brings out their sporty personalities by having them engage in a variety of sporting activities, including yoga, tennis, surfing and stretching. The limited-edition Yoga Ryan Skin Relief Body Care including the Avocado body wash and body lotion comes in a yoga-posed Ryan container which makes it too adorable not to add to your collection.

Yoga Ryan Avocado Body Lotion (360 ml) $27

The collection also features the Dr. Belmeur UV Derma Sun Care products, including 2 low irritant sun cream, which are 20ml more than the original size, and a low irritant mild sun stick, as well as a cushion type sunblock which are specially moulded with the adorable faces of Ryan and Sweet Apeach. Customers are also able to choose their own Sun Care products according to their skin types and needs.

Soothing Jelly Mask ($2.90) and Jeju Aloe Fresh Icy Soothing Face Mask ($5.20)


THE FACE SHOP X KAKAO FRIENDS “Play with FRIENDS Club” Collaboration Collection is available at all THE FACE SHOP stores island-wide.



The Results of My Coolsculpting Treatment with Elissa Medical Clinic (Part 2)

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019 11:12

Earlier in March, I shared about My CoolSculpting Experience with Elissa Medical Clinic [Part 1]. In this post, I would be sharing the process and the results of the treatment.


Dr. Winston Lin prescribed four CoolAdvantage sessions to treat the bulging stubborn fat at my tummy. The CoolAdvantage range of applicators under the CoolSculpting family reduces treatment time by nearly half as compared to legacy CoolSculpting applicators. 
For instance, treatment time with traditional CoolSculpting applicators takes 60 mins but this is reduced to 35 mins with the CoolAdvantage applicator. This means that my treatment was completed in 2 hrs 20 mins instead of the 4 hrs it would have taken with legacy CoolSculpting applicators. 
Another benefit of the CoolAdvantage applicator is the enhanced cup design for improved patient comfort as well as a larger cooling area to treat a bigger area. 
Before treatment, Dr. Winston Lin first used the CoolAdvantage templates to mark out the areas that required treatment. To be honest, I was really embarrassed about showing my bulging fats, Dr. Winston could easily pinch a huge pocket of it.
Before putting on the applicator, the clinic assistant then applied gel pads onto the treatment area to protect the skin during treatment. 

There was no discomfort in the whole process, and I had some moments to catch a wink for a quick recharge and got to 'work' on my phone in total peace while freezing my fat cells.
After the removal of the applicator, the treated area looked like a 'cake'. 
The clinic assistant would massage the treated area, to help break down the crystallised dead fat cells, which will be passed out by the body naturally. 

Finally! I am now able to show you the results of the CoolSculpting treatment. The front view of my tummy before the treatment looked 'pregnant' but three months after CoolSculpting, my tummy from the front was less round, and I felt that there was some excess space when I am wearing my t-shirts. The treatment managed to reduce fats by 25-30%. I shall let the pictures do the talking!

Front view

The side profile showed a more significant difference. Even the fats on the love handles were reduced.

Side view (left)

Side view (right) 

It took me slightly more than 1.5 months for the numbness on the treated area to be gone. There was also no down-time, and I was able to function as per normal. I hope this post is useful in helping you decide if you would like to try CoolSculpting but do also keep in mind to eat healthily too. I have lost 1.5 kg after three months after cutting down late-night snacking and carbs for dinner. My current weight is now 51kg and I'll reach my ideal weight with another 1 kg off. 


Should you be keen to book a consultation for CoolSculpting, do make an appointment with Dr. Winston Lin. He is one of the very patient and reassuring doctors I have met:

Elissa Medical Clinic
Telephone: +65 88097896
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Address: 1 Hougang Street 91 
Hougang 1 #01-21
Singapore 538692
Elissa Clinic's social media sites: Facebook | Website | Instagram 



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