l u n a b y s s

Archive for the category “Luna's Lesson of Life”

Monkey Business

Julia Roberts at the 1999 Notting Hill London Premiere. Looking prim with red sequin Armani number, grasping the attention of the world (in one way AND another).1999.NottingPrem

While every other women wish they have the courage like Julia, a few (good) aesthetician contacts might come in handy for those who aren’t such a big fan of au natural.

As much as I like D-I-Y, hair vanishing needs magic. So, I went to the witches. Speaking of which (pun intended), I’m gonna re-veal (view) their sorcery.

Adeline Face & Body (Jurong East)

I got a trial ticket to redeem either an EPL (E-light IPL) underarm hair removal or facial treatment worth S$39 from my step-sister. I chose to have the hair removal for the fear that they would wreck my face with some weird facial whatsoever. The trial session was a pleasant one and to not waste their hard-selling effort, I bought a package at the end of the consultation. The sessions went pretty well, result seems promising too. Each session would cost about S$88 (by dividing the total I paid for the package).

Here’s the climax: Things went all well until the 7/8th sessions (each session was usually recommended to be one week apart). I found my hair grew faster and denser after treatment. (Wait for it..) I further found out that they would recycle the cooling gel they spread under my arm for the treatment (to my horror!). I was suspicious because they would spread the gel on one side and carry on with the treatment, remove it, wipe the treated area dry; ask me to raise the other arm, spread the gel and carry out the treatment. The latter was always not as cold/cooling as the first and finally I SAW it (because they asked me to close my eyes during treatment, so I never open my eyes until this ONE destined day). They scooped the gel off my skin into a small bowl, put it on the trolley (then wipe the treated area dry; ask me to raise the other arm) take the gel from the bowl and use it on me again.

Though some of you might argue that the gel WAS used on me, what’s the big fuss? Lemme tell you what’s the big fuss about – I paid S$88 for one session, that would equal out to S$44 for each side of my armpit underarm. They might not be showing much, but they do deserve some dignity and better treatment.

On my second last session, they tried to persuade me to sign on another package so to have my hairy permanently out of sight. N-O.

MUSEE PLATINUM TOKYO (WestGate)

In the name of beauty (laziness convenient), I tried another salon. I mean, S$38 for unlimited hair removal package – aren’t you buying (I’m not affiliated, trust me!)?

They offered a free consultation when you sign up for the package to determine suitability and blah blah blah..

blah blah blah.gif

I then fixed my very first treatment date. The treatment room is white, in fact, the whole place is white. They let me change into their spaghetti top (in case the gel gets on your clothes). Then the treatment began.

Cooling gel was spread under both of my arms, next they zap-zap my underarm with their machine, wipe off the gel and place cooling pad (imagine a full-padded NuBra) on each side and ask me to put down my arms. I would hold the pads for 2-3 minutes before they remove it to complete the session.

Each treatment range between 15-25 minutes and each treatment is about 2 months apart. Accordingly to them, the hair growth cycle asked for it.

I’m currently still undergoing this package treatment and hopefully hairy will go away for real ONE DAY.

 

Disclaimer: I do not get monetary compensation for these opinions expressed. They are also (usually) not the opinions of any/everyone else on the planet. So, use this review at your own risk!

Advertisements

Inside Out

© Disney

It takes only a thought to rejoice. It takes courage to sorrow. It exposes your weakness. 
But to grow, is to bestow your strength and embrace your weakness. 

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse® Multi-Purpose Dry Oil

✌ Yeay~ Just hit 10k views! One step on the moon!

Before moving forward to 2015, gotta wrap up 2014! I had been invited to an event at Robinson’s The Heeren back in early October (Yes, I know I’m super slacking on updating!) by Don from a local cosmetics distributor. Don also runs a blog!  (=

We were greeted by Ryan, the Regional Education Manager at NUXE. (Psst! Super loving my L’oreal Bloody Mary Matte Lipstick!

NUXERyan Lau,  Nuxe Education Manager

Back to a little history of me and Huile Prodigieuse®. I received a 10ml sample in one of my beauty box probably back in January last year. I wasn’t paying much attention to the dry oil because I don’t particularly like to use oil (I use it after my swim, on my hair only).

After all the education (by the cheecky Ryan), I’ve finally mastered the ultimate knowledge to unlock the goodness of Huile Prodigieuse® (Okay, a l’il exaggerate. But, you get it!)! The title of the post pretty much says it all for this prodigious oil. So, I’ll skip to my usage of the oil.

Hair Nourish:
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse® Hair Nourish

My overnight hair (not expired, fret not!) frizzy resulted from the turning and tossing in the morning refusing to get up.

How to Rescue?

1. Spritz oil onto palm and lightly rub over hands (as if you’re moisturizing your hands)
2. Run hands into hair (think you’re on the beach and you’re sexily tousling your hair)

and tada’ah! I have tousle, beach hair!

Now, if you realize (means you have been reading some of my posts), I’ve always been in a hard relationship with my skin. Let’s see if how this oil provides immediate relieve.

Skin Moisturizer:

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse® : Dry scaly skin
My dry scaly skin

How to Rescue?

1. Spritz oil onto palm and lightly rub to warm the oil
2. Press oil on affected skin (remember not to rub over dry skin as friction WILL worsen you condition. Been there done that!)

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse® : Press on skin

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse® : Relieved skin

After applying Huile Prodigieuse®

I’ve also been using the oil for my face since I’m sleeping in the air-conditioning room to prevent moisture lost during the night.

An overall 4★ out of 5 because of its convenience and immediate relieve for dryness, no more packing up moisturizer, body lotion and hair spritz!

It Ends Tonight: Pirate King, Candy Crush and Those Never Ending Game Invites

From your acquaintances to close friends, games invitation keep coming in. To the acquaintances, you couldn’t bother; to the close friends, you couldn’t tell them straight to their face, so you put up a timeline shout-out hoping those (not so) smart a**es can pack up and get lost pick up and not send you anymore invite.

However, life goes on – gamers gonna keep gaming and need more lifes to keep going (read: sending you invites hoping you can join their force and grow their force). And apparently, they are either too busy playing games or they just don’t give a f*ck on your shout-out didn’t pay much attention to your status update. So, why not we stop whining and end this life misery?

How? Here’s (my act of kindness to show you) the Step-by-Step to stop the (maybe*) annoying games invitations once and for all.

1. On your Home page, click on the Games icon/link on your left sidebar. If you didn’t see the Game icon/link, click More to show.

Step_01

2. In the Game bookmark page, click Activity and next select Invitations.

Step_02

3. Here, you’ll find all the games invitation you’ve received. Simply click on the cross button.

Step_03

4. When you have successfully hidden the request, you can further select either to block the game or ignore all request from the particular sender (recommended for acquaintances).

Step_04

5. I’ll always block the game. Hit Confirm. (Ignore option has never been practiced, use with caution.)

Step_05

6. Block Successful window will be prompted. Close it to end the process.

Step_06

*maybe you’re just out of status for update or seeking echo. In this case, you may continue your embarrass journey of shouting shout-out. Nobody cares, anyway.

Relationship 101: Solutions to Girlfriend’s Emotions

THE POSITIVE EMOTIONS:

hp

EXCI

PROUD

THE NOT-SO-POSITIVE EMOTIONS:

ANX

dp

NERV

ANG

TIRED

FRUS

ANN

grump

HURT

You Are The Special One

You Are The Special One

Everything is awesome! ❤

Post Navigation

%d bloggers like this: