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Ever since winning the award of Best Smile for the New Paper New Face modelling competition, I have always been really particular about how white my teeth are and how I need to keep them plaque-free so no cavities will come bother me. (Also, hate visiting the dentist! So I invest more in home-care) So when a friend of mine introduced to me this Philips Sonicare toothbrush back in 2007  I got hooked! It was back in 2007 when I joined Miss Singapore Universe competition so natually I was a lot more conscious about my smile, my looks, my hair, my body etc as I was going to appear on live TV to compete. So buying this toothbrush was a no brainer. I did feel the immediate results of using Sonicare – my teeth felt smooth and plaque-free without any bits of food stuck in-between the gaps of my teeth! I became a FAN instantly! You know how when you use a manual toothbrush and you still feel like you have missed a spot after brushing? You never get it with Sonicare! Well… as the saying goes, “once you go Sonicare, you won’t turn back!”

Since then, I’ve been using Sonicare (and Sonicare lasts you a good 3-5 years depending on how well you maintain the toothbrush). I was using their Healthy White model and recently, I decided to give their top of the line model a try – Diamond Clean.

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This model has 5 different modes – Clean, White, Polish, Gum Care & Sensitive – compared to the more basic model that I was using which only had Clean, Sensitive & Clean and White. I’ve been using the White mode for the past 2 weeks and so far loving it more and more. Found the sonic oscillations more vigorous yet still gentle on the gums and has a different rhythm compared to the regular Clean mode. And I actually feel my teeth looking a bit whiter (could be psychological but who cares! I AM more confident with my smile now!)

IMG_9370Sonicare is keeping it current for those tech-savvy peeps(which is practically everyone) by creating a USB charger built into the travel case for people like us who are always on the go! And you must also be wondering why the toothbrush packaging also came with a whiskey-like glass. That’s actually the charger and water glass for your daily use! How smart and sleek is that? With their toothbrush case updated in the design (the previous one from Healthy White was just a plain plastic white case), it’s nicer to carry it in you handbag or even slim enough to fit it into your clutch ladies! We can now brush your teeth at work, after lunch or in my case, before a photoshoot to ensure that perfect smile every time.

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As you all know that I am now living in Hong Kong, the apartments here are wayyyyyy smaller than those back home in Singapore. So compact is key! And it’s nice to see Diamond Clean fitting right in on my make-up table before I whisk it off for shoots in my bag without taking up too much space.

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So yeah… I am an extremely satisfied & loyal customer to Philips Sonicare and now with the Diamond Clean, I am definitely looking forward to even whiter and sparkly smiles for my photoshoots! Well good things don’t come cheap right as it has a heftier price-tag because it is the top of the line for Sonicare. (Guys, they have a more masculine Black edition) To me, it is absolutely money well spent!

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Retailing at HKD$1798 or SGD$319. Find it at most departmental stores like Robinsons, Sogo & Fortress etc.

Happy Easter & Happy smiles everyone!

XOXO

Jessica

 

 

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Gentlemen’s Tonic is now in HK! Hailing from London, they recently opened their flagship store in Landmark, Central. It is a unique establishment where the modern man meets old-school barbershop which fits perfectly into the heart of the Central Business District area in Hong Kong where fashionable business executives are a plenty. Catered exclusively to the needs of men, which their classy leather barber chairs and more butch-like chic interior. And just across Gentlemen’s Tonic is Gentlemen’s Whisky. Who doesn’t want a nice shot of Whiskey after having a nice pampering haircut or facial after a long, exhausting day in the office?

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IMG_2161I was asked by MyVisitDay to pop-by Gentlemen’s Tonic to check out one of their best sellers – the exfoliating facial scrub. You might be wondering, isn’t this shop catered to men only? Well, this facial scrub is formulated for both Men & Women. (so we can share that it the bathroom!)

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Check out my video review on the Exfoliating Facial Scrub by Gentlemen’s Tonic:

The scrub is so nice to use that my boyfriend is fighting to use it in the bathroom! Looks like this tube won’t last me too long…

Great news is that MyVisitDay is having an exclusive offer together with Gentlemen’s Tonic. With any Haircut & Finish (HK$585) or any 55mins or above facials (from HK$850) that you book for in Gentlemen’s tonic with a MyVisitDay.com coupon, you can receive this exfoliating scrub (worth HK$385) for FREE.

Gentlemen’s Tonic

Address: B47-48, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong

Telephone: 2525 2455

Opening Hours:

Mon-Sat: 10:00am to 8:00pm

Sun: 10:00am to 7:00pm

Website:

http://www.gentlemenstonic.com

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Everyone’s human… Who doesn’t get pimples and hates them? I DO!!!

A girlfriend of mine who is in the Beauty industry (she works for Luxasia in Singapore) introduced this miracle lotion that zaps pimples like a Starship Trooper!

Ever since she got me my first bottle from her US trip, I got hooked! I can’t live without it as it cures my pimple-woes. An overnight application of this and it dries up in the morning, making the pimple “ripe to pop!” saving time and misery nursing a puss-y pimple for days.

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Inside this glass bottle contains active ingredients like salicylic acid, calamine, camphor & titanium dioxide which helps dry out the white head immediately. As you can see from the photo above,  there’s 2 separate layers – liquid & powder. Keep it that way and don’t shake it up before application.

How do you use it?

First, take a cotton bud/Q-tip and dip it straight into the bottle coating the tip with the powder. Remember not the shake the bottle before application.

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Then take the cotton bud out and let the excess liquid drip back into the bottle.

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Lastly & most importantly, apply it onto that evil pimple of yours!

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Mine was a huge-ass one on my left nostril!!! Pain as hell… So zap away!!! *evil laughter*

Then the next morning, the puss-head fell out & pimple dried up! DEAD!

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I know I have make-up on in the after picture, but you can really see how the pimple is dried up, flattened and the skin is flaking off for new skin to grow and it is easily concealed with some concealor without a nasty bump on your face.

My girlfriend got my first bottle from Sephora in the US for USD$17. But I was told last week that Sephora in US no longer carry Mario Badescu… Fortunately, I can still find it online from BeautyBay.com for about HK$114 with free international delivery from UK. Otherwise Sephora Singapore still carries it for SGD$68 (last saw it on 8 March 2014).

I have yet to try out the Kate Somerville version called EradiKate selling in Hong Kong for HK$295. Heard its pretty similar. :)

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Note that this is not a sponsored review but just a beauty junkie sharing her secrets to nicer skin! *wink*

XOXO

Jessica

 

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I’ve not been sleeping too well lately and been having the worse neck pains when I wake up in the mornings. Really hate having stiff neck, restricts movement & I can’t carry out my daily activities in peace. So when MyVisitDay.com asked if I was interested in attending a trial 60 minute facial or a 30 minute massage session at Spa Collection, I chose massage without thinking!

When I first stepped into Spa Collection at Causeway Bay Plaza 1, I was promptly greeted by friendly staff and they immediately signed me in. Thereafter, a lady showed me around the spa & I was amazed how huge the place was! It’s about 3700 sq. feet in total. It has numerous private massage rooms, 2 toilets, make-up corner, lockers & even a resting area for guests after their treatments.

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IMG_2007I find this make up area a great idea as we always have our hair messed up, make-up smudged after a massage. Or even after a facial, you normally want to freshen up a little before leaving the spa. *thumbs-up*

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I was showed into my own private massage room and it looked calming and peaceful with dim lighting & soft coloured wall paper.

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I quickly changed out of my clothes and snuck a selfie before the treatment started. (who isn’t guilty of Selfies raise your hand!)

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Now… I am all ready to start my massage! Before the massage started, the therapist asked which parts of my back hurts the most so that she can concentrate more on those parts. And I told her my neck and shoulder areas hurt the most from my late nights and bad sleep. I lay down on the massage table and the therapist started applying Lanius massage essential oils imported from England. This oil is supposed to help rid your body of water retention and expel toxins deep in your body. After, she used this very interesting looking massage rod called 排酸棒. (See picture below) She explained that this rod creates vibrations while rolling against your tight muscles which gives you a deeper tissue massage as compared to using your hands. It felt really good! Personally I enjoy strong and firm massages because my muscles are always tight and knotted. So this massage rod really did it for me as I could feel my knots loosening.

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After 15 minutes, they took a photo of my back which only the left half was given the treatment. Visually, you can tell that the left side already looks slightly smaller and tighter – effects from the Lanius oil & massage rod ridding of toxins through my lymph-nodes. If you’re worried that the red marks caused by the massage rod won’t go away, don’t fret! They disappeared after a few hours for me.

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MyVisitDay is having an exclusive promotion from now till 31st May 2014 for Spa Collection. Those of you who want to give this treatment a try, do visit MyVisitDay.com and check out the latest promotions in Hong Kong! (remember to follow the steps on the webpage to redeem the offer!)

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Spa Collection Booking Hotline: 31073102

Promotion is only valid at these locations:

  • 11/F, Siu Ying Commercial Building, 151-155 Queen’s Road Central
  • Unit B-D, 22/F, Prosperous Coml. Bldg, 54-58 Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay
  • Room 1601, 16/F, Causeway Bay Plaza Phase 1, 489 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday : 12:00 to 9:00pm, Saturday+ Sunday+ PH: 10:00 to 7:00pm

Website: http://www.spacollection.hk

Remember to like their Facebook page too!

Treatment arranged by MyVisitDay & sponsored by Spa Collection

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Friends have been asking me how I am able to do this “professionally” done hairstyle all by myself. Whenever I attend events, dinners, parties etc in this hairstyle, I always get very nice comments on it and often think that I came from a photoshoot because of my nice up-do! So… when I say to them it’s really easy and takes me less than 10 minutes, no one believes me.

This is the messy donut which I prefer for a slightly more casual feel:

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IMG_1553So now… watch this 6 minute video tutorial I made to show you how it’s done! (I wasn’t joking when I said it takes me less than 10 minutes)

Hope this helps you all! It took me some time (a few months maybe?) to figure out this method since I purchased this donut to use. I found the official methods much more difficult and challenging to DIY. Have fun practicing!

XOXO

Jessica

 

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It’s been about a week or so since I’ve received my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette (paid £37 for it) in the mail and I’ve been happily experimenting on the wonderful taupe colours! Since I am now living in Hong Kong, it is so hard to find this palette!!! Moreover, the online websites that carry the Naked palette had no stock since the Christmas season until recently. :( For those living in 852, you can check out BeautyBay.com or lookfantastic.com for beauty products you can’t find locally. It helps that these websites offer free international delivery!

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So… how do you create a simple day look in under 15 minutes with Naked 2? (HINT: don’t try to use every colour you think it’s pretty! Less is more) I know it’s VERY VERY tempting to want to use all these pretty colours inside the palette all at once! (I was guilty of it on the first few days upon receiving it *hiaks* but it also gave me a good idea which colour combination works) All you need is 3 colours in the palette. (Yes, you heard me… THREE) Namely Foxy, Booty Call & YDK.

First, use Foxy under your eyebrows for a slight highlight. (P.S. Foxy is also a great colour to use to highlight your nose bridge & lighten under eye dark circles) Then apply Booty Call all over your eye socket area. Don’t have to be too detailed with this as all you need to do is to make sure your eye socket area is totally covered with this base colour. 

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Once that is done, now comes YDK to add a 3D effect to your eyes and make them shine.

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As you can see, I only added YDK towards the end of my eye socket area from lash line to the start of my brow bone. (approx. 1/3 of my eye) If you are new to applying make-up, just imagine your eye socket is divided into 3 parts. Tear duct to before the mid line of your eye or the highest point of your eyeball is the first section. Second section is the mid point of your eye or centreline or highest point of your eyeball. And last section is towards the edge of your eye where I am applying YDK. Add a little YDK to that section and slowly blend inwards. Ensure that you don’t overdo this so as to not have 2 stark contrasting colours on your eye. It should look like the colours naturally merge from light to dark.

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With only 3 simple colours, you have a nice, natural & seemingly professional DIY day-look. Now, flip the Urban Decay’s brush over to the flat brush and dip it into the dark colours. I used Busted which is a dark brown, but you can also use Blackout for a sharper look. Line your lash line with this dark eyeshadow colour. I like to wing my eyeliner upwards to create a more cat-eye look. Finally, curl your lashes & coat them with layers of mascara & you are done! Remember to use a coral toned blush for a natural flush look.

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This is my simple 15-minute day look created using the Naked 2 palette’s colours. Hope this is helpful to those who own this palette & those who are new to applying eyeshadows! Have fun!

Now… I’m totally tempted to splurge on the Naked 3 palette to play with a new set of colours! Maybe I will treat myself to it on my birthday in April! *hee*

XOXO

Jessica

 

 

Needed some really pretty nails to match my Great Gatsby outfit & accessories to attend a theme party over the weekend. And thanks to MyVisitDay.com they arranged a soft-gel nail treat for me at Nail & Waxing@LKF to get them “dressed-up” for the party!

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Met Fran who is the boss-lady who also did my nails for the occasion. Fran is originally from HK but she was raised in Canada (hence fluent in Cantonese & English), learning the trade of nails & waxing when she was there. She has been in the business for a long time with her first nail/waxing salon in Canada. She had to give up her business back in Canada to come back to HK because of family (which is the most important thing in the world IMO) and thus she opened up Nail & Waxing@LKF 4 years back. I told Fran about my theme party & what I was gonna wear, so she let her creative juices flow & thought up of a nice set of nails to go with my outfit for the night… I was in for a NICE surprise!

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After about 2.5 hours of meticulous manicure with a revitalisation hand scrub, I was presented with the most beautiful set of soft-gel nails!!! Sparkly but yet edgy & not too girly because I’m not a girly-girl. Perfect for me!

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They look even nicer with the accessories I donned on for the event! The nails completed the whole look perfectly! Thank you Fran!

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Here’s some pix I took to create the whole Great Gatsby look… It’s all about accessories & bling! (with a modern touch of sparkly nails to add!)

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If you want a good professionally done manicure & pedicure with someone who speaks perfect English & Cantonese, do look up Fran from Nail & Waxing@LKF. She will do magic to your nails!

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There’s a promotion going on from now till 30 April 2014 (who doesn’t like discounts?!). For the soak off gel manicure + revitalising hand scrub treatment that I did (additional charges apply for nail art), it’s now 30% off!

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Drop by Nail & Waxing@LKF for a visit soon as Summer is approaching and we do need pretty mani’s & pedi’s to show off in the Summer! ;)

Address:
Nail & Waxing @ LKF
11/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong,
Central, Hong Kong

Telephone:
+852 2530 2022

Website: http://nailatlkf.hk/central/

Remember to also LIKE their Facebook Page!

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