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Babyliss Big Hair was recently launched in Hong Kong in August and I had to try this latest tool from them. After a few practices after my shower, using this 2 in 1 volumnizing hair dryer became pretty much second nature as it is extremely simple and straight forward to use.

Take a look at my video tutorial on it:

Babyliss Big Hair now retailing at

Times Square/Harbour City/ New Town Plaza LOG ON at HKD$699.

XOXO

Jessica

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Today, I am going to share with all you girls this simple yet really effective way to curl your eyelashes with tools that you definitely have at home – a hairdryer & your eyelash curler.

Firstly, choose a good eyelash curler suitable to the shape of your eye socket. To me, Asian eyes tend to be less deep set and flatter in the curvature, so brands like Shu Uemura & Shiseido are likely to be more suitable to our eyes. My personal favourite is Shu Uemura. Invest in a good eyelash curler and it will last you for many years!

I have typically Asian eyelashes, short & straight, but I found a way to keep my lashes curled all day with heavy layers of mascara. Usually, with many layers of mascara, my lashes tend to droop pretty quickly and loose the curled effect.

This is how I do it:

1. Heat up the eyelash curler with your hairdryer at low speed for 5-10 seconds till the curler is heated up but not too hot on your eyelids.

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2. Curl your lashes as per normal. Gently clamp down on your lashes closest to your eyelids, release, and clamp down again in an upward motion towards the tip of your eyelashes almost perpendicular to your eye. It is about 10 gentle clamps with the curler.

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TIP: Make sure you do not heat your eyelash curler for more than 10 seconds or you may overheat the metal and burn your eyelids.

3. Repeat Step 1 and Step 2. I usually will do this 3 times on each eye.

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My lashes before curling – straight as hell

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My lashes after using a heated eyelash curler

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I love how easy my eyelashes curls, opening up my eyes instantly

4. Once you have achieved the curled effect you want, apply 2-3 coats of mascara.

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A false lash effect achieved!

I find this method much more effective than just using an eyelash curler on its own, or even an expensive heated eyelash curler. Especially for my type of short and straight eyelashes. The compression and heat from using a hairdryer with your eyelash curler will create a temporary permed effect to last you throughout the day. It’s the same concept as using a heated tong for your hair to create curls – this is the miniature version!

Try it to believe it!

XOXO

Jessica

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Attended the Miss Dior fragrance event last night at IFC’s oval atrium graced by the guest-of-honour, HK celebrity, Kelly Chen. A group of us models of mixed nationalities (ranging from Japan, Taiwan, Korean, Hong Kong and of course Singapore) represented Starz People HK at the event.

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When we arrived at the event, we were greeted by a swarm of photographers, flashlights bursting non-stop, adding to the glitz & glamour of it. At the entrance, Dior’s perfumers, who are specially flown in from France, sat a workstation to show off their craft of perfumery.

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Each bottle of perfume is painstakingly bottled, capped and bow-tied by hand by these Artisans, making every single bottle of Dior’s perfume unique.

We were each given a bottle of J’Adore Voile de Parfum.

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This fragrance has strong rose scent and is a mixture of musky, powdery & floral. Extremely feminine. One spritz of this leaves you feeling all sexy yet elegant with the right amount of feminine charm. Perfect for that special date-night!

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Which also explains the huge bed of fresh pink roses as the backdrop for their signature “CD” brand. The rose fragrance is the main focus in all Dior’s range of perfumes.

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Totally in love with all the pretty pink hues from fresh roses to the feminine Miss Dior bottle! Can’t help to take lots of photos of anything in PINK – my favourite colour! Decked out in my rainbow knitted-dress that fits the perfect summery look!

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One last selfie with fellow models from Starz People before the night ended!

XOXO

Jessica

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Ever since I went to Tokyo over the Easter long weekend to celebrate my birthday, I was inspired to have my hair curled and styled just like the Japanese! So when I returned back to Hong Kong, I immediately took out my new Miracurl and started fiddling with it. And it was a pleasant surprise that Miracurl made, the once gruelling and time-consuming, hair-curling easy and straightforward more than ever.

 

Previously, I used my heating tongs (which I had given away since) to create curly locks on my own. This always took me eons and I had to be constantly mindful to not burn my face/neck with the heating tong… Hence, unless I had tons of time, I would never touch those heating tongs.

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But with this latest product from Babyliss Pro, it took me a mere 10 minutes or less! And the curls turned out beautiful and looked as if they were professionally done. It is such a simple tool to use – basically you section your hair no more than 3cm, put the bunch of hair into the V-shaped part of the Miracurl, squeeze, wait for 10 seconds, and it’s done!

I did up a simple video tutorial to show you how simple and easy it really is:

Miracurl is now retailing in Hong Kong at:

LOG-ON, City Store, SOGO, AEON, Fortress, Rosy Rain  at HKD$1689.

In Singapore it is retailing at: 

Selected Watsons stores island-wide at promotional price of SGD$199 from 01-28 May 2014. Retail price is SGD$259.

I know it is one of the more pricey hair curlers in the market, but it is worth every penny; it saves time, it is safe (no more burning of your face or neck *ouch!*) and it is versatile with any hair length! (you can share this with just about anyone, including your boyfriend).

Also, be mindful of the cheaper priced “Miracurls” in the market as there are plenty of knock-offs owing to its world-wide popularity. These knock-offs may not have complied with strict quality controls and may be a hazard to use.

Miracurl has the thumbs up from this happy customer! 🙂

XOXO

Jessica

For more information, do visit:

Facebook Page

BaByliss PRO Asia Facebook Fan Page

MiraCurl ™ Website:

http://www.babylisspro-asia-miracurl.com

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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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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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Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones and friends sharing good food, company & exchanging exciting gifts!

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays of the year as it reminds people to spend quality time with their loved ones and cherish them. To me, Christmas has always been exciting because of gifts exchange with close friends and family since I was a wee tot! Who doesn’t like to receive gifts?! I’ve always enjoyed gift giving to people whom I love as a token of appreciation to them and seeing their faces when they receive their pressies! (specially hand picked for them) 🙂

This year, I’d like to also spread the holiday cheer to those less fortunate in Cambodia as well as I’m embarking on this charity project called Project Light which is endorsed by Rotary Club Singapore & Rotary Club Siam Reap Angkor. Project Light has first chosen this village – Kachangkoy (I’ve visited this village in August this year) to help provide better living standards to the villagers. At present, many villagers do not have the means to afford electricity for lighting and they often use the cheapest form of lights such as gas lamps or candles which can be a fire hazard. Project Light aims to provide households with solar lighting to improve their socio-economic situation. With solar lighting it gives children the opportunity to continue their studies once the sun sets, women the ability to cook proper dinners, reduces their fear of the dark and improves security, gives monetary savings for the villagers as they don’t incur costs from using solar energy & reduces the carbon footprints to help Mother Earth.

As a Singaporean, we have been born into a rather fortunate environment where electricity is freely available to us and we take for granted simple things like lights. Once it’s dark, we flick on a switch in our rooms to turn on the lights – many villagers in Cambodia and numerous parts of the world don’t even have this simple flick of a switch. Lights has always been an integral part of our lives and we never (I too never) realized it until its been experienced on our own. Imagine us complaining once there’s a blackout for more than 10 minutes. These villagers permanently live in blackout conditions once the sun sets. So, I do hope that everyone of you out there can help out in this charitable cause to help these 300 households in Kachangkoy light up their homes.

Every donation of SGD$100 will help provide solar lighting for one household and also give them hope to improve their lives for their future generation. And for every household you sponsor, you name will be recognized by Learning Journeys (Cambodia) Foundation. So please donate generously and give the villagers in Kachangkoy something to smile about!

This project will embark by March 2013 and we hope you can help support this good cause to make Project Light a success!

And if you would like to join me in the installation of solar lights and obtain more information on sponsorships, feel free to email me, Jessica Tan, at bridgingbordersasia@gmail.com

For more information on Project Light kindly visit this website Project Light and to sponsor a family under Project Light kindly complete this application form Project Light Sponsorship Form

Spread the love!

XOXO
Jessica

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NO SHARKS FINS SINGAPORE!!!

Hey everyone!

Please join in my effort together with plenty of divers out there to support this cause. Please try to stop/reduce consumption of Sharks Fins as we need these Apex predators in the sea to maintain an equilibrium in the Eco-system.

Official campaign launch by Ocean Geographic will be at ADEX 2012 at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Seeya there!

XOXO
Jessica

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I was waiting anxiously for this video to be out as I had heard so much about it when I was in Miami. Checked in when I got back but no sightings of the video… Then when I looked it up again today – it’s out!

L’Oreal Paris, Singapore engaged make-up guru Rick Yang to create beauty looks for Asian women using their wide range of products available in-store. Hence, “L’Oreal Paris Beauty Backstage” is born! I’m the face model for their edition featuring lip colours that Asian women can play around with! I experiment with make-up a lot but I never expected myself to fall in love with neon lip colour – Colour Riche #373 in Magnetic Coral! Gotta grab myself one of those lippies from L’Oreal.

Check out the video to get some insider tips on applying different lip shades using various methods:

 

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Thank you “junkie showbiz” for uploading the video of the TVC!

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