Korea Nano Crystal Teeth
First up, I'm just gonna be clear and say that I am not here to recommend this treatment to everyone. This is purely my own experience. The Korea Nano Seal Whitening Teeth Treatment is only an aesthetic (non-medical) procedure and you will need to consult with your dentist before opting for this. If you are prone to cavities, have poor gum health, or generally don't have the best condition teeth - DON'T DO IT.
This is not a dental procedure, so the treatment will not involve scaling or carving of teeth, neither will they touch your gums.
I've always taken decent care of my teeth, probably also because of my intense fear of dentist. However, I've always wanted that million dollar Hollywood smile. I didn't have to wear braces but my teeth are fairly straight, except for a slight crookedness on the corner that is barely noticeable from the front.
In the last year or so of me dabbling into shoots and everything, I've realised the importance of having pearly whites (white teeth). It helps your lipstick pop and generally does make your overall complexion a tad brighter, or just generally less tired. *guys too*
There's this new procedure called Korea Nano Seal Whitening Teeth Treatment.
-Transform dark discolored teeth into bright, natural white teeth.
-Provide newly whitened teeth with a protective layer（Nano composite resin material )
It is applied using **composite bonding technique.
** Bonding uses composite resins or porcelain/composite veneers to cover the surface of stained teeth and give a nice, even appearance to broken or misshapen teeth.
Composite resin is applied to the tooth, contoured into shape, set using a curing light, and finally smoothed and polished.
✅one treatment can last for 2-3 years
✅no pain, no injection, no downtime, no molar, 100% safety guaranteed
✅no use of teeth bleaching products, nor laser whitening.
✅client is required to go to a dentist prior to treatment to check for tooth decays.
Nansee, (the girl that did my teeth) spent about half an hour briefing me on the treatment and explaining the procedure in depth. She made sure I was clear that this treatment wasn't going to fix any problem, in fact if you have problems she would advice you against doing it.
After the consultation, I had to clean my teeth and then she started the treatment. If I had to explain it in simple terms, the procedure is kinda like getting gel nails. You paint a layer on top of your teeth, and then she used a curing light (looks like some fancy bluetooth light thingy - don't quote me) and seals the layer on top of your teeth. This makes it look really white and sparkly.
Just me looking like the latest member of X-men.
The procedure is painless but it does take some time as she has to artistically paint over each tooth. There is also a tedious cleaning process before she can start applying the composite material on top of the tooth.
It has to be 100% dry to create a sterile surface for the material to stick to your teeth.
It is also only applied to the front 6 teeth, (top and bottom) just to fit the smile.
I personally have been loving the results, it does take some time to get used to it.
Initially it felt a tad bit too in-your-face-kind-of-white, but it's been about of week and its starting to look more natural.
Over time, the food and drinks you consume will slowly stain the resin layer a tad bit so it won't be clorox white. I've been getting tons of compliments on smile lately and I definitely could get used to that.
I'm not the expert,
so if you want clarification on the procedure;
you can look for Nansee (+60168582328).
She's such a lovely girl and she'll be more than happy to explain in much more details than I ever would.
I have some smiling to do.
" Because it's inhumane,
to disregard your mane. "
I am a creature of habit and usually not the biggest fan of change. My annual visits to the salon can be numbered on one hand (maybe even half of one hand), and I never do anything drastic. However, my hair's flatness had been me getting on my nerves way more than usual upon returning from Melbourne and I decided it was finally time to take matter into my own hands; or the hands of Eugene (Gene's Work Hair Studio)
First and only criteria however:
I ain't changing my hair colour no more!
I like dark hair and I am an avid believer of looking as close to natural as possible. I've stayed away from eyelash extensions for the very same reason, not because I think it looks bad (it looks great on so many people); Just feel like it doesn't sit with me y'know
THE JAPANESE PERM
I am twirling my hair as I write this and it's nice seeing how bouncy the ends of my hair are compared to it's flatter days. Love the way the curls looks and I don't find it particularly drying or damaging (but of course it is a little dryer than usual). Best way to describe it is like a "digital perm" once it loosens up a little, more movement, less maggie-noodle-like.
However, I'd suggest you bring a book or a laptop (or a purpose in life) because this is going to be long. LONG! Like 5 hours long, like I-could-go-to-KL-and-back-and-have-an-hour-to-have- coffee kind of long. It's worth it in the end, for good hair.
The main thing I learnt from Eugene is that when it comes to the perm, the hair cut is probably the most important and of course the condition of your hair. Healthier hair means a nicer curl, so I had to get all my split ends trimmed off and my hair re-layered for shape. PLUS, it's really important to always go in from trims or treatments to maintain your hair's health. I feel like everyone knows that but very few people actually do it, MYSELF INCLUDED! So this year I've made a mini resolution to take better care of my hair, since I already have so little of it.
On a separate note, I have so much product to try for my face, there's this new cushion CC cream from The Face Shop that I got and I'm dying to try out. Just haven't had the right occasion yet. Will keep y'all updated in the next post.
WANT TO HAVE GREAT HAIR TOO?
Head over to Gene's work Hair Studio :
SEKAMA 7, Sublot 5, 2nd Floor, Lot. 197, Section 59, KTLD,
Jalan Sekama, 93300, Kuching, Sarawak.
Kuching, Malaysia 93300
+6014 695 2436
" When the dog bites,
when the bee stings;
When I'm feeling sad.
I simply remember my favourite things,
and then I don't feel so bad. "
I've spent the entire month of June bundled in a fleece in this zero-degree (slight exaggeration) weather. Although I've spent a good amount of time studying in Melbourne prior to my return to the city-where-dreams-are-made-of (read: Kuching), I never accustomed myself to the cold. I went from singlets, crops tops and sun dresses to WHERE IS MY THERMALS/HEAT TECH?!
On that note: If you are travelling to colder climates and refuse to look like a polar bear, give the UNIQLO heat tech a try. They're fairly affordable and definitely are on par for warmth as the traditional thermals. Plus, with the heat tech, you won't be sweating or gasping for air in indoor heating. It adapts! Like an educated individual to their surrounding.
Back to June 'Favourites', I compiled a list of things I really enjoyed. Some fashion, makeup, events; the whole shenanigan!
1. Flared Pants
I thing I'm pretty late on the 'tailored-pants' wagon because I think I own like 2 in my entire closet of denim, denim and more denim. I do see the difference between fitted pants and my usual skinny jeans because it is insanely flattering, just make sure you try them on and that they fit you like a glove. The worst thing you could do with fitted pants is to buy a pair that does not fit.
COMPLETELY DISRUPTING IT'S ONE SOLE PURPOSE - TO FIT.
2. White Jeans ( love the ruffles on the hem)
If I had to pick a favourite colour it would have to be white. I love the look of white on white, though Aaron would always ask me if we're heading to the Hamptons. I got this pair of white jeans from the TOPSHOP AU closing down sale at Emporium. It cost like 30 bucks.
STEAL! It's a harder denim so the shape holds, which I love. Photographs like a dream too, so definitely no complains.
3. OUAI Wave Spray
I learned about OUAI Haircare (@theOUAI) from watching Jenn Im (Clothesencounters) /one of my personal favourite youtubers. After doing my own thorough research (forgive me I'm Asian), I found out that OUAI Haircare's founder and creator is Jen Atkin (@jenatkinhair), a celebrity Hairstylist, that does the Kardashians hair and many other A listers.
I have really fine straight hair, so this wave spray does wonders in giving my hair some body/ volume without frizz or clumpy tangles. I will not succumb to the back-combing trend, not my thing. My sister has the OUAI hair oil that smells like roses and it's super nourishing without being overly oily.
If you're interested to give it a try, it's available at Sephora. I'm saving up for the Texturising spray next!
The Little Black Dress.
Everyone needs a little black dress, I just happen to have like 5 or more. Black isn't my favourite colour and I often try my best to avoid wearing it but there's something that always lures me back. I guess with lbd(s), the cutting of the dress is the most important.
The dress above I got from an Australian brand, MOSSMAN. This trip I added another piece to the collection, from SABA. The best thing about Australian seasons is the constant end of season sale. So that's when I creep out of my room and proceed to shop.
5. Rimmel Trio Sculpting Kit x Kate Moss
Been on the lookout for a good contour shade that wouldn't cost an arm, I love Benefit's Hoola but I wanted to see if I could find something similar at the fraction of the price and I found it!
The contour shade in this kit is neutral enough for my skin tone, without making me look ashy of dirty. Plus the additional coral blush with some faint shimmer that makes me look like my skin is glowing even when sometimes it really isn't.
Hope they have this back in Malaysia or else I'm going to have to head to Priceline to restock of somemore.
6. Favourite Memory
( An insane night out with community)
Church community here has really grown to become family over the years. We work through life together, through thick and thin; We ask tough life questions and help each other grow on faith. However, one of this months favourite memory was when we all decided to head out for Pris's 21st and Kel's farewell. It was the hardest I've ever partied in my life. Period.
We danced for like 3 hours, this group of Asians with unwavering energy. I can't even remember the name of the bar we went to, nor do I remember half the things we said or did. It was just 5 hours of good solid and in fact, clean, fun.
I think I'd like to shed further light on the whole partying/drinking alcohol topic. I believe that when your intentions are clear, you're not drinking to get piss drunk to do regrettable things, I believe that there really is nothing wrong. At our age, (adult-ing age), you really should be old enough to make your own decisions without people having to bark down your throat; at the same time it's good to stop doing silly things that give people a reason to bark down your throat.
Have fun, live your life.
7. Favourite costume
My younger sister turned 21 and we all threw her a huge costume surprise Party. Everyone had to dress up as something that starts with the letter P... thus the creative costume above. I tried to go as Paris Hilton but it semi-failed because I couldn't find a proper blonde wig, mine had pigtails.
Anyways, my 6 weeks in Melbourne is coming to an end and I'm honestly quite geared up to head home. This trip was a great reminder of how beautiful and meaningful life in Melbourne has been; but it also reconfirmed my love of Kuching, my home. I guess everyone finds footing at different places for different seasons.
"He makes all things beautiful, in His time."
LANCOME x CURATED by Popculture
LANCOME Advanced Genifique Beauty Workshop @ The Gardens Mall
12th January 2017
I only dabbled into makeup when I was in college, quite a late bloomer I must say.
I remember being in Taylor’s college and wondering how did all the girls look so effortlessly put together. Their eyebrows on fleek, cheeks perfectly flushed and eyelashes longer than my attention span. Slowly I discovered the world of makeup, though nothing really fancy at that point.
Fast forward a couple of years, I’ve definitely learnt a fair bit more. Makeup is kinda like an art, it’s fun seeing what looks work and what don’t. However, in the process of trying out stuff here and there, I’ve definitely caused some harm to my skin.
Skin care has become a lot more importantly nowadays, due to our environment and the fact that we put all kinds of stuff on our skin. So it was definitely a treat to get a little pampering session at Lancome.
Products that I'll be trying over the next couple of weeks.
Looking forward to younger, brighter & healthier skin.