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Beauty Tips

17
Aug

5 Makeup Brush Hacks worth Keeping in Mind

Most women in Singapore consider their beauty tools as a good investment. Quality makeup brushes and other beauty tools could put a dent on your savings, so knowing how you could get the most out of them is crucial. That’s why keeping some of these genius makeup brush hacks in mind could make all the difference when it comes to properly caring for your beauty tools and using them to their full potential.

1. Apply Face Masks Using Foundation Brush
Flat makeup brushes aren’t only good for applying your liquid foundation, they’re also as effective when used to paint on your face mask. The curving formation of its bristles makes spreading the mask on your eye and mouth area as easy as smoothing a liquid or cream-based makeup throughout your face.

2. Use Eyeshadow Brush to Apply Loose Powders
Instead of using your traditional, big brush, apply your loose powder using a small, domed eyeshadow brush. Its small size and tapered shape provides better control in powder application, keeping the areas you want to appear dewy from getting over-powdered.

3. Transform Your Brush With Bobby Pins
Don’t have a contour brush in your beauty kit? Then easily create one using your spare bobby pin. All you’ve got to do is secure the pin near the base of your fluffy brush, and it’ll instantly turn into an angled brush perfect for contouring. Just make sure that you don’t leave the pin for too long so as to avoid permanently altering the bristles of your makeup brush.

4. Dry Your Brushes Using Rubber Bands
Knowing how to properly dry your brushes is the key to effectively clean your tools. To avoid ruining its bristles or loosening the glue that’s holding them together, make sure that you hang your brushes upside down every time you dry them. One way of doing it is securing your brushes on a hanger using rubber bands after doing a good wash.

5. Moisten Brushes to Intensify Product Pigment
To make your foiled, metallic and shimmer shadows shine even more, spray your brush with a setting spray before patting it on any makeup product. Alternatively, a tap of water can be as effective if you’re just fresh out of your prepping or setting spray.

Putting these expert makeup brush hacks to work will ensure that your brushes stay in their tip-top shape and help yield better beauty looks. So incorporate these beauty tricks into your routine now and see how it could make your makeup application process as easy as pie.

21
Dec

Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Procedure

Perhaps by now, you have heard about non-invasive liposuction techniques that promise to reduce body fat without undergoing a surgery. Although traditional liposuction is the ideal method for larger amounts of fats, these non-invasive techniques seem to be more beneficial, especially to those with lesser body fats to dissolve.

While all of these lipo techniques fall under the same umbrella of non-invasive fat reduction procedure, each of them uses varied mechanisms to melt fat cells. Read to learn more about the different choices for non-invasive fat reduction.
 
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• Cool Sculpting

Cool sculpting aims to selectively cool bodily fats without harming the healthy tissue. With the use of cooling panels strapped around a certain body part, this slimming procedure freezes body fats, triggering cell-death process called apoptosis. Then, the dead fatty tissues are cleared by the body’s natural cleansing process. After the zeltiq coolsculpting for men and women Singapore procedure, expect to experience minor bruising, redness, numbness, tingling sensation, or a bit of discomfit in the treated area, which is a normal reaction following the procedure.

• Endermologie
One of the popular non-invasive techniques of shaping the body in Singapore, Endermologie makes use of a hand-held device with small motorized rollers that gently suction, lift, and massage the part of the body you want to trim. Originally used to reduce appearance of scars and rehabilitate muscle tissues, this procedure is now used for reducing cellulite by melting pockets of fats and releasing toxins through the lymphatic and venous systems. A single session of this procedure only lasts for 40 minutes and is repeated at least two times a week until satisfactory improvement is reached.
 
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• Body Wrap
Relieving you from excess water retention and body toxins, a body wrap is a non-invasive temporary solution for slimming down in a single visit. Typically following a facial treatment, an elastic material is wrapped around the abdomen are to absorb body toxins. Acting like a thermal blanket, this wrap induces sweating and helps shed off unnecessary bodily fluid. As toxins and excess water are removed from the body, you can instantly experience a loss of three to four inches on your waistline. Other benefits include decrease of acne, relief from joint and muscle pains, and body detoxification.

• Acoustic Wave Therapy
This aesthetic clinic service involves the use of sound waves to generate vibrations that penetrates under the skin, breaking up and melting down fat cells. In breaking up cellulite, this procedure should result in less dimpled and smoother skin surface. The only downside though, is that most Singapore aesthetic clinic usually requires at least five sessions to complete the treatment.

• Liposonix
This procedure uses high-intensity focused ultrasound to heat and melt fat. The body’s immune cells will then eliminate the melted fat through a natural process called macrophage. Being an effective circumferential reduction on the flanks and abdomen, including the love handles, you can lose as much as 2.5cm or one jeans size after a single session. Apart from the flanks and abdomen, aesthetic clinic Singapore also uses this non-invasive method for fat reduction on the back of the arms, lower back, and the fat deposits in the bra line.
 
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When to Consider Non-Invasive Weight Loss Procedure

Apart from knowing the different options for instant weight loss, you must also know the appropriate circumstances on when you should consider a non-invasive fat reduction procedure.

• If you want to remove undesirable but limited fat deposits around the flanks, abdomen, lower back, and/or thighs.
• If you’re struggling to reduce fat deposits that are resistant to exercise and diet.
• If you want a more shapely appearance without undergoing a surgery.

Pros and Cons of Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Procedures

Like any other aesthetic procedures, surgical or non-surgical, non-invasive fat reduction also has a couple of advantages and disadvantages.

• Pros:
– It’s an outpatient procedure with almost no downtime and very minimal discomfort
– No incisions needed
– Effective in reducing unwanted body fats in stubborn areas of the body
 
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• Cons:
– Small burns, though extremely rare, may be experienced due to the use of ultrasound devices
– Multiple sessions is usually required to achieve satisfactory results
– Temporary numbness and redness may be experienced after the procedure

These are just a few and the most common pros and cons of non-invasive fat reduction procedures. If you want to know more, consult your aesthetic clinic surgeon.

When deciding whether or not to pursue a fat reduction procedure, understand that these methods are not a solution for instant weight loss. These non-invasive methods are appropriate only for treating limited fat volumes in the flanks, abdomen, back, and thigh area. Larger volumes of fat may not be suitable with these procedures as such cases require more sessions than most non-invasive treatments can provide.

18
Sep

5 Common Leg Woes and Their Quick Fixes

Most women share the frustration that no amount of squats, sunbathing or waxing can guarantee flawless legs. While some of our leg woes are simply genetic, our limbs also face problems like freckles and sunspots that are caused by environmental factors. But worry not, fellow leg-baring lovers – where there’s a problem, there’s a solution. Here, we’ve listed down five of the most common leg woes as well as the quick fixes to these pesky problems.

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  1. Discoloured or Pale Legs. Your summer beach trip may have left you with a gorgeous tan, but as the saying goes, nothing lasts forever. However, a faded tan isn’t the only thing that can cause discolouration on your legs. Skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema, hyperpigmentation or sun spots can also bring about uneven skin tone. Luckily, these conditions can be easily masked by applying leg makeups like Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs all over your limbs. With this, you’ll be able to even out and create a livelier skin tone.

 

  1. Visible Hair Follicles and Large Pores. Suffering from the dreaded ‘strawberry legs’? Worry not, for you don’t have to live with the seed-like dots on your legs forever. These dark spots are a result of excess sebum clogging the enlarged follicles and can be easily prevented by exfoliating your skin. Using an exfoliating scrub, you’ll be able to slough off dead skin cells that causes your pores to clog.

 

  1. Razor Burns and Ingrown Hairs. Despite being highly unpleasant, these shaving hazards can actually be easily remedied. Ingrown hairs are usually caused by tiny hair follicles that curve and grow back into the skin. Minimize your risk of having ingrown hairs by using an ingrown hair eliminating pad that contains glycolic and salicylic acids that aids in fighting post-shaving irritation. For razor burns, use a shaving gel that has hydrating properties that’ll let your razor glide smoothly over your legs.

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  1. Freckles and Veins. These leg woes are two common occurrences and are often out of your control. If either of these problems makes you feel self-conscious, then reach for your favourite leg makeup to easily and quickly cover up your leg imperfections.

 

  1. Cellulite. Contrary to popular belief, a trip to the gym isn’t enough to get rid of this beauty woe. Cellulite is a condition where fat is pushed against the skin’s connective tissues, creating a rippled appearance. If a dietary change and exercise can’t seem to solve your cellulite problem try using topical solutions like Mio Skincare Shrink to Fit Cellulite Smoother to improve your circulation and make your skin firmer.

Experiencing any of these leg issues can be really frustrating, but by properly caring for your body, you’ll definitely be able to prevent these leg woes from creeping into your almost-flawless limbs.

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22
Aug

Top Natural-Looking Blushes to Use

When it comes to our complexion, we do have a few requirements that should be met: Our skin should be flawless, our highlight should always be on point and we should have the most natural-looking possible blush there is. However, looking for the blush that’ll give you that pleasant flush can sometimes be a difficult challenge – but not until now. Here, we’ve rounded up five of the top natural-looking blushes that’ll surely give you the rosy cheeks that you want.

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  1. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Glisten. Because its golden-toned pink flatters almost every skin tone, Tarte Amazonian Blush has been one of the cult favourites. It’s simply the best way to achieve that natural, summertime flush that you want without going overboard. What’s even better is that the blush provides a slightly shiny finish, so you no longer need to brush some highlighter over your cheeks.

 

  1. NARS Reckless Blush. If you have a rather fair skin and want to splash some natural-looking colour on your cheeks, then we suggest that you try out Reckless. Applying this light pink blush over the apples of your cheeks will surely give you a hint of shine and colour that’ll enhance your natural pallor.

 

  1. Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Medium Nude. Tired of looking for blushes that fit your olive skin tone? Then try out Maybelline’s Fit Me Blush. Not only is this blush buildable and lightweight, it also has the perfect shade that adds a subtle colour to your cheeks without making it look green.

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  1. Lancôme Blush Subtil in Aplum. Even if you’re blessed with dark skin tone, it’s still possible for you to get naturally flushed cheeks. The trick to it is finding a shade warm and rich enough to enhance your skin, instead of applying light shades over it. Aplum is one of the rich and sheer rosy shades that you should try. Other than its pearlescent finish, it’s oil-free and lightweight formula will also suite your skincare game.

 

  1. Clinique Cheek Pop Blush. Want a natural, bright blush that’ll leave you looking like a character in a novel of Jane Austen? Then Clinique’s Pink Pop Blush is for you. Although it provides a sheer and bright pink colour, its high-impact shade still manages to flatter almost every skin tone while still looking natural.

Finding a blush that perfectly fits your skin tone is really challenging. But by looking through these five products, you’ll surely find the perfect, natural-looking blush that’ll give you the pleasant flush that you’ve always wanted.

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18
Aug

5 Hair Products Every Fine-Haired Girl Needs

We know the trick to get longer, fuller hair: Eat protein-rich foods, take essential vitamins and practise good hair habits. But sometimes, we just don’t have the luxury of time to do so, and this is when we turn to these five hair products to get a gratifying look for our extremely fine hair.

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  1. Volumizing Spray. When styling with a blow-dryer, a volumizing product is essential for creating body and bounce on damp hair. Gels and creams that promise to enhance hair volume tend to go awry quickly – pomades and creams tend to weigh hair down, while gels make hair crunchy and sticky. This is the very reason why we tout volumizing sprays as the best method to infuse volume in hair sans any adverse effect.

 

  1. Mousse. If your last encounter with hair mousse was in the 1980’s, then you’re not alone. The good thing is the mousses of today no longer present the same issues that their predecessors had. In fact, they can already give you the volume that you need without making your hair feel brittle or crunchy. The polymers and proteins in a good mousse are actually ideal for making your hair look and feel plentiful than it really is.

 

  1. Texturizing Spray. Want to give a sexy, tousled texture to your fine hair? Then stock up some good texturizing spray. Just use them as a finishing touch for your styling routine in place of your favourite hairspray to give your locks a better hold and texture throughout the day. Lightly mist your texturizing spray all over your hair, then use your hands to tousle and add more definition.

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  1. Lightweight Conditioner. Even fine hair still needs to be conditioned to get rid of split ends and dryness. But instead of using heavy formulas, opt for lightweight conditioners to soften, detangle and nourish your hair without using tons of moisturizing ingredients. Just remember to avoid your roots entirely, and only condition the lengths and ends of your hair.

 

  1. Clarifying Shampoo. Oil and grime build-up in the roots is what weighs fine hair down big time, which is why it’s in your best interest to keep your hair and scalp clean to help volumizing products do their job. Look for shampoos set in clear formulas instead of the white pearly ones, as they tend to contain lots of moisturizing ingredients that fine and oil-prone hair doesn’t need.

Styling and giving life to fine hair doesn’t need to be that difficult. Just stock up on the following products and practise good hair habits, and you’ll be able to style your fine strands any way you want.

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15
Aug

4 Ways to Tame Your Thick Mane

Although it allows you to try out different styles, dealing with thick hair can be frustrating. You own a lot of broken combs, elastics, and headbands just to keep them in place, and still your tresses choose to run wild. Luckily, you no longer need to feel totally bummed out, as there are several ways you can do to have better hair days with your lush locks.

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  1. Work in Sections. Tackling thick hair in one big lump is something impossible to do. It might even be the biggest mistake you’d make, especially when applying hair products. Instead of slathering leave-on conditioner in one swoop all over your hair, section it to ensure that every part gets complete coverage. Decide on the number of sections you want to make, depending on the thickness of your hair, and patiently work on each section.
  1. Apply an Ample Amount of Product. Naturally, thick hair requires more product to fully coat it. Evenly apply your hair products to each hair section, and gradually add more if needed as you go along. Work from the roots to the ends of your hair, and comb it gently to ensure even product application.

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  1. Use the Right Accessories and Tools. When it comes to managing thick tresses, you’ll need to arm yourself with heavy-duty accessories and tools. Opt for sturdy wide-toothed combs, thick elastics, and hair sticks that are specially designed for thick hair. For headbands, ditch the cheap plastic ones, and use your favourite scarf instead.
  1. Detangle Up to the Roots. While it’s easier to just run your comb from the middle of your hair to the end, leaving your roots untangled only work against you. Skipping full detangling will only make the process more painful on your part. Unless your hair is set in protective styles like braids, detangling is a step that you need to perform every day.

Managing thick hair can be a day-to-day challenge, especially if you’re running late for work or your date. But with these tips kept in mind, taming your thick tresses will surely become a lot easier.

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20
Jul

4 Essential Oils for Younger Looking Skin

Thinking about replacing some of your skin care products, perhaps because it’s breaking you out or it’s just not working for you at all? If you want guaranteed effective facial and skin care products, it is important to know what key ingredients to find. Mostly, these ingredients are natural oils mixed together with a couple of more beauty essences to achieve best results that you can get from the essential oil shop in Singapore for affordable and good quality oils. For a soft and luminous skin, look for these essential oils in any skin care product you will come across with.

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1. Rose Oil

Rose is definitely one of those most prized beauty oils for dry and sensitive skin. Apart from its exceptional emollient properties, it also moisturizes dry skin and offers astringent and antiseptic properties to treat redness, inflammation, and acne. It also helps refine the texture of the skin for flawless look and combats skin diseases, like atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Rosa centifola and rosa damascena are the most used rose species in skin care products.

However, products with rose oil can be very expensive as thousands of plants have to be used to be able to extract an ounce of this essential oil. The good news, though, is that because it’s so concentrated, it only requires a few drops of rose oil to reap its benefits.

2. Lavender Oil

Because of its antibacterial properties, Singapore aroma therapists and dermatologists say that lavender oil is one of those natural oils best for treating acne and other skin problems caused by bacterial infection. Its powers do wonders to both oily/sensitive and dry/aging skin types. Also, this versatile essential oil smells very soothing and relaxing, the very reason why fragrant household products like candles and air fresheners are lavender-scented. Look for this natural ingredient in your next beauty product, and you’re sure to get a sweet-smelling, blemish-free skin.

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3. Chamomile

There are actually two types of chamomile: the Roman chamomile and the German chamomile. Both of these types have superior calming properties and can solve a plethora of skin problems, not to mention the captivating smell it emits in every drop of this oil.

There’s a major difference, however, in the intensity and value of each essential oil. Roman chamomile is more common and available almost everywhere in Singapore, and can treat more basic skin problems, as well as safe for the babies. On the contrary, the potent German chamomile is so intense that it is a medicinal solution for more serious skin issues, like hives and eczema. Generally, chamomile is a popular ingredient for cosmetics and skin care because of its properties that help diminish inflammations, redness, scarring, and uneven skin tone.

4. Almond Oil

Almond oil contains generous amounts of vitamins E and K, which are essential for regeneration and maintenance of skin elasticity. Moreover, almond oil is a natural UV blocker, making it an ideal skincare product for people who usually spend more time under the sun.

Also, if you’re one of those people who do not enjoy the smell of botanical oils, or whose employers don’t allow the wearing of strong scented oils in the office, almond oil offers the added benefit of being odourless. The essential oil ifrom Singapore sn’t as oily in consistency and sinks into the skin relatively quickly.

Skin care can be challenging especially in particular times of the year. In summertime, the skin can be too greasy and thus accumulation of bacteria can be very easy, causing pimples, acnes, and blackheads. During the cold or rainy season, the skin tends to get really dry and patchy, which could then cause wrinkles and fine lines to appear earlier than expected. To combat these problems and keep the skin looking vibrant and healthy at all times, seek for products with these essential oils the next time you drop by your favourite beauty shop.

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16
Apr

Stay Beautiful Even On a Hot Weather  

Sunshiny days have always been a great way to go out and enjoy the sun, but warm weather isn’t always hair and makeup friendly. So whether you’re living in a country with a hot climate like Singapore, or just escaping the cold by taking a break in a tropical country, you still look fresh and beautiful all day long even in hot weathers with these great beauty tips.

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  1. Don’t Forget Your Primer

When it comes to hot weather days, applying a primer is a must. Moisturize your face first and ensure that your moisturizer has properly seeped into your skin. Apply your primer afterwards to give you a smooth base for your makeup and hold it in place, regardless of how hot the weather might get.

  1. Be Waterproofed

If you’ve tried a waterproof mascara before and didn’t get along well with it, then it’s the perfect time to give them another shot. Unlike ordinary mascaras, the waterproof ones aren’t flaky and brittle, and works great for stopping your mascara from running during humid days.

  1. Bring Blotting Papers

One not-so-good sign that you’re really feeling the heat is having an oily T-zone. Prevent your T-zone from becoming so slick by bringing along a pack of blotting paper. Just one quick press, and the shine is gone.

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  1. Do The Ice Cube Trick

Most Singapore makeup experts swear by the effectiveness of the ice cube trick for hot weather makeup. Before applying any makeup, gently rub an ice cube to your face and pat your skin dry. The ice cube’s coolness will tighten your skin and close your pores, allowing your makeup to become smoother and longer-lasting.

  1. Go Light On Makeup

In the same way you choose to wear light, airy clothes for the hot weather, you should also lighten up on your makeup. Instead of applying full coverage foundations and heavy formulas, opt for light and tinted moisturizers. When travelling to countries with hot climates, bring along all of your light makeup products and keep the heavy makeup for the cold months.

  1. Double Your Lipstick

Using one coating of lipstick won’t last that long in hot weathers. Avoid running around with a blotchy lips on extreme weathers by doing this simple trick: apply the first coat of your lipstick then blot it with a clean tissue paper, and finish it off with another coat of your lipstick.

  1. Set Your Liquid Makeup Aside

Cream-based products and liquid eyeliners, are prone to run in extremely hot weather conditions. As an alternative for your liquid makeup, wear powder-based products instead. These products are less likely to run, and would even help soak your sweat.

  1. Stock Your Makeup In The Fridge

Make your beauty products smoother and longer-lasting by keeping them in the fridge. Too much heat activates solvents found in cosmetic products, which changes its consistency and causes bubbles to appear.

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