Sunday, November 15, 2009

I went Brazillian!

So I finally did it!

I had "Brazillian All Off" wax done 2 days ago at The Strip, at the Curve.. I was contemplating on whether to share the experience with the masses or not. Tough call! But for the sake of educational rather than anything else, here's my story...

Did it hurt? BIG TIME!!

Will I do it again? DEFINITELY!!

Why, you asked? IT SO WORTH IT!! (Let me tell you why..)

I had enough gut to actually went ahead with the "All Off" option.. The wax therapist even said that it was brave of me to do that on my first waxing session. I'm not sure if I like the other options though..

I was brought into a room where I was asked to strip down and lie down on the table. I was given an anti-septic wipe to clean myself with before the waxing began.

She saw my hair, and she knew right away that I've been shaving and told me that it's not really a good idea! Well, if waxing is not painful, do you think I'd shave at all?

Anyway, she engaged me in casual talks while at the same time applied the hot hard wax and started stripping it off.. The first one was super painful.. But as I was caught off guard, it wasn't as bad as the following ones. I was swearing and was sweating like pigs.. She did the front, she did the back and she did my lower legs... And I was done! All took just 30 minutes of my time.

I'd say that the Brazillian was worth it! Because I left the salon feeling sexier and more confident. I am looking forward to my second waxing which will probably be three weeks from now...

And yes, the waxer girl saw my "everything" and touched "everywhere" but she's a professional and it's her job so she's used to it.. When the waxing part starts, the embarrassing part disappear.. Believe me..

The price of my painful first time : Around RM150 - Not really sure how much, I had add on for soothing serum or something like that

I bought Thalassothys for Softening Post Depilatory care, a cream that claims to refine the hair and slow hair growth... at RM220.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wish you're here...

I got to know about Molton Brown when I was in London in January, but back then, I thought what's the point of getting their products if I don't have a bath tub, right? I didn't know back then that I was going to move into a place with my own bath tub...

Anyway, during my recent trip to Sydney, I stumbled upon their store, in fact their first ever store in Australia. I got so excited and it took me almost half an hour browsing through their store trying to get some products I like. And since I was there on their anniversary, they gave me miniature samples as gifts! I like it!

These were what I got.. All 3 for around RM450.00 after currency conversion. Since I wasn't paying, I didn't mind!

I am crazy about bubble bath, especially those that claims to relax our muscles. The feeling of that hot warm water coupled with nice aroma of that bubble bath after a round of golf is simply divine! Since moving to this place, I have been taking long steamy bath almost every other day!

Too bad that Molton Brown is not available in Malaysia. The nearest place I can get them is from Singapore and they are being sold at hotels and spas. Which means that their retail price will be higher. Even those that I got from Sydney are more expensive than the ones I saw in London. Maybe it's the logistic and taxes that they need to cover.

I am sure going to buy a lot more when I visit London next!

More than that, I wish that Molton Brown's here... Maybe I should contact them one day.. hmmm...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hair pampering session

I was invited by Harper Bazaar a couple of weeks ago for Hair Pampering Session at Peek-A-Boo Salon in TTDI. I wanted to blog about it but put off the idea until I'm free. So here I am...

The session start with one of Kerastase representative gave us a presentations on the causes of hair loss, dandruff and other hair problems. Most answer we can get online but at least, in this session, we could ask questions. And after the presentation, we were brought to a room with a machine for hair and scalp inspection. When I got mine inspected, the machine/computer 'hang' twice! Goes to show that even machines couldn't take my 'destroyed' hair... Hehehe..

Anyway, the guy who looked at my scalp and hair suggested that I have very oily scalp, a fact that I've known forever. And apparently, due to this, my hair growth isn't considered normal. Normal hair follicles apparently holds five or more strands of hair and mine, well just about three.. And most of them are weak. Panic?!! You think?

And then he went on inspecting my hair tips. For this, he suggested that I have very dry tips... And chemically damaged, due to constant dyeing and lack of hair treatment. I thought I had to cut my hair really short, thinking that's the only way I could save them... However, he said I could still save them... with frequent treatment... Hmmm... Was it just a 'gimmick' so that I'd buy their products?

And so me & the other ladies had our hair pampered, by having hair spa treatment and gentle massage on the scalp & shoulder. It was so nice that I didn't want it to stop.. Believe me, it was truly pampering!

Oh and, I was told that in order for me to NOT get thinning line on my hair part, I must change my hair parting side often and instead of doing a straight line, I should do a zig zag line... This gives the illusion that I have a lot of hair at the crown... Good tips, I'd say!

I left the salon feeling pampered and with a bag of Kerastase products and vouchers for free! Yeay!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hair Mist

You know sometimes that shampoo's smell is so overpowering that your perfume sort of got lost in it? Especially when you air dry your hair. And especially when nowadays most of the shampoos sold over the counter are supposedly made with essential oils or flower essences.

That's why I like to use very mildly scented shampoo... I would prefer if they are unscented at all! In fact, I have to get something like that since my scalp is sensitive, just like the rest of my skin.

So when I found Chanel's Allure Tender Hair Mist, I was overjoyed. I've been looking for something like this for ever. I didn't know that Chanel came out with something like this before. I stumbled upon this when I was getting the replacement for my Chanel Coco Mademoiselles at the airport. But since this one is Allure, I canceled my plan on getting CM and got the Allure instead.

A soft pink, sheer mist for pampering hair
Light & easily absorbed without drying effect
Leaves your hair intensely, subtly fragranced
Gives you a refreshing & comfortable feel

Pic & write-up were taken from here.

So now after shower and blow drying my hair, I'd spray some onto my hair and the smell is just heavenly. At RM118 for 35ml, it's an answered prayer!

I'm in love with it!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Brazilian, anyone?

Photo was taken from here.

I have been intrigued about this Brazilian wax... Hmmm... I know there are some salons that offer this service but none has gotten me so interested as the one at The Curve. It's called The Strip or something like that. I first discovered the outlet when I was out & about with Mel & an aunt. It was because my aunt was around that I couldn't ask the girl at the counter about the process etc. My aunt's an old fashioned gal so she wouldn't be interested about it.

I took their brochures but when I returned home that day, it has become Noah's chewing toy and it was shredded to pieces!

Anyway, I will surely go back there and see if I've got the guts to do it... And definitely will be blogging about it. I'm sure it's something new, and private too... But I don't mind sharing the experience. So, look up for my update on that soon...!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


I am one of the millions unlucky girls who have a set of very sparse eyebrow. It could be due to the fact that when I was seven or eight, I shaved them off using my grandpa's shaver in an attempt to 'shave off any facial hair I could see'. My mom was furious of course, I was never to be left alone in my grandpa's bedroom ever since. I can't proof this, but I have a feeling that was why they never grow back. Because if you see my sisters and brother, you'd be surprised to see how thick their eyebrows are and mine seems like they are too shameful to show themselves!

And that's why I resorted to having eyebrow embroidery done. I had my eyebrow embroidery done for the very first time two years ago. I found out about it way earlier than that, but I was skeptical... I didn't want to end up looking like the 'aunties' who had their eyes and eyebrow tattooed in permanent green ink! And they used to cost a lot more than now.

The first time I had them done was in a spa I always frequented in USJ Taipan, Veqish Spa. Now, they did good job but I wasn't satisfied. It wasn't good enough for me. So, I needed to wait almost 2 years for the color to fade before I can do a new shape & color. This time, I went to Bluunis in Subang Parade.

The process wasn't that much different from the first one I had. They shaped the eyebrow and shaved off the stray hairs. They then colored in the eyebrow using eyebrow pencil. This is the difference; Bluunis showed you the shape first, to see if you're ok with it before they proceed to the embroidering. After you are satisfied with the shape, you will then be taken to a room to start the embroidering process. Contrary to what the beautician may have told you, it is quite painful. To me personally, it felt like having my eyebrow plucked which was painful because I'd always prefer shaving rather than plucking.

I ended up with thicker eyebrow and the wound being fresh, was sore. But Bluunis provided me with a cream to help soothe and speed up the recovery process. The 'excess' will come out slowly and it took almost a week to see the final result.

The cost is just under RM300, but I'd say that it's worth it! Here's photos:

Day 1: Pardon the 'fresh' face, I just had facial and the embroidery done!

Through Day 3/4 : The color has 'shed' a bit... Almost showing the end result!

After Day 6 : Final result and I don't look like one of the Star Trek characters anymore!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Design & Model

I went to Isetan cosmetic department the other day to get a replacement for my SPF60++ sunblock. I lost the one I had to a friend who 'accidentally' took it home with her to KK.

While browsing the whole floor... Yes, I can spend hours in the cosmetic department learning about new products and makeup tricks... And then I ended up at Girogio Armani counter. I know from reading beauty magazines that their make up foundations & powders have been voted the best there is in the market. Now, I know I have blogged about Shu Uemura makeup foundation before. But I am one who can never stick to one product.

So I purchased the designer shaping cream foundation with spf 20 and was given samples of makeup primer and Designer modelling compact foundation SPF 22. I tried and tested all the products and I can assure you that I am definitely going back to GA counter for the primer and the compact foundation. The foundation was purchased at RM245, but it's so worth it!

Photos all taken from Giorgio Armani website. More info on the products from the website too!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


While on my shopping trip to London recently, I managed to get hold on Nars Cosmetic, another fantastic brand of make up that hasn't make its way to our shore.

I have been wanting to try their eye products since they are as popular as MAC in the US. So, I purchased a palette of 6 colors and I fell in love! I have been using them everyday since. I especially love the blusher, the one I purchased is called Super Orgasm and it's a perfect shade of peach for me.

And I love the casing too! It's "rubberish", makes me feel that it's safe in the checked in luggage whenever I travel.

Hoping that they will soon be available in particularly Isetan!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Old Hollywood Glamor

The Old Hollywood Glamor/burlesque look is seen on many stars at the awards shows nowadays. Definitely an 'In' style!

I am not sure if I can carry this look though since for one to be able to do so, you'd need fair & flawless skin like Dita Von Teese. Do I need to slap super thick foundation and powder onto my face? That doesn't sound right... hmmm.

I have purchased super dramatic false lashes and vampire red lipstick to achieve this look. And I am sure to experiment!

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