Thursday, September 4, 2014

[Mint.Music.Lifestyle] My Nose Fillers Done At The Face Aesthetic Clinic, Only More Grateful Everyday!

I was staring at this photo of Zir and I for about an hour and tears started to well-up in my eyes. 
Silver and I have indeed came a long way from where we first met, through thick and thin.

When she suddenly popped up at my door step with a gift from Taiwan I could just plant kisses all over her face all night! I could never have asked for more in life than having her as my bff.

Thank you, Zir!

Taking a closer look, I know that my side profile could never have looked better if Dr Zhang Yijun from The Face Aesthetic Clinic hadn't done my nose fillers for me last Christmas.

I mean, look at the difference!


(Image taken today at home)

It wasn't easy to convince myself to doing this and took me at least a year to finally book an appointment.
I have a fear for injections and pain.

I got Zir to accompany me for the first few appointments. Then persuaded Colin and also my mom to follow me to the last session. All the people I love most were down at Dr Zhang's clinic that day.

Mint, 你真的有酱怕吗?!

After getting his help with regards to my adult acne issue (now it's under control *touchwood*), I decided to take a step further with The Face Aesthetic Clinic to get my nose fillers done.

My pain threshold is extremely low. 

Getting my first pair of ear holes pierced felt like an atomic bomb landed on me when I was 16 years old. 
The entire Westmall could hear my cries for help like I've just got stabbed in the heart.
Blood tests felt like someone chopping my hand off and I'd start wailing like a baby in the hospital.


So before I allow any doctor to perform any form of injection procedure on me, 
I MUST have complete trust with that doctor. 
Also, he must be able to calm me so that I don't scream and 
scare away his other patients who are waiting outside. :p

Pokemon pun-intended, haha.

First Appointment At The Face Aesthetic Clinic 

I don't think I have a nose bridge at all as you can tell from my side profile.
My nose from my side profile looks flat especially the area in between my eyes.
The lower half of my face looks like it's protruding outwards.


The Numbing Process
Zir, you MUST hold my hand when Dr Zhang executes the treatment okay, don't keep playing with my nose first. 

To make me feel more comfortable through the process, I was given some numbing cream on the nose first.
The procedure is going to commence in 30minutes time!

Look at my worried face as I signed the consent form.
Dr Zhang and the Nurse ensured that I understood the clauses and agreement before I signed the document.

Meanwhile Le Bff was self-entertaining herself with Selfies and being my personal photographer of the day!

And out of nowhere she passed me this stress ball to ease my stress.
It's Christmas period, remember?

Dr Zhang then moved on to access my nose before the procedure while Silver tried to distract me by asking me to pose for the camera. I still looked a little worried here, don't I?

Nose Fillers Injection

Let the treatment begins!
But first, can I borrow a comforting hand? 

There I go.
Ask Silver and she'd tell you how sweaty my palm was.

The filling process ended in less than 10 minutes. 
I was like 'Huh, finished already?'

Hey, it wasn't so bad afterall!
There weren't any stinging effects like I thought I would with injections, 
or those pain I would go through during the usual drawing of blood. 

In fact, all I could feel is a slight pressure on my nose several times,
and at most this little teeth-sensitive sensation with my two front teeth when Dr Zhang was injecting close to it. 

Mint's Pain Index level: 2/10
*If Mint can endure the pain, so can anyone else!*

Tip: Always let the doctor/therapist knows if you're afraid of pain.

Massage The Nose

After the injection, Dr Zhang gave my nose a good massage to make sure the shape is nice and pretty.
Then he also taught me how to do it so that I can massage it from home.

"How you like your nose now?"
*Dr Zhang passes me a mirror*

I exclaimed in excitement, "Oh My, Dr Zhang, I have a nose bridge now!" 



Before & After:

I like my side profile much better now.
The lower half of my face doesn't look that awkward now. 

First of all, I got my adult acne under control with Dr Zhang.
Now he saved me again with nose fillers.

After I've done my fillers, some friends from facebook actually asked me if I went for a double eyelid surgery or did something to make my eyes bigger. 

Nope, I wouldn't dare. 
All I did was nose fillers.

This goes to show that having a higher nose bridge does make a difference in one's appearance.

Photo taken immediately outside Dr Zhang's treatment room:

I don't know about you but I felt that having a nose bridge makes my face looks slimmer too!
A post-treatment photo with Zir to celebrate my accomplished mission:

It was so natural nobody could tell I've just gotten any nose fillers done.
I was already taking public transportation back with myDreamGuy that very evening.
Of course if you asked I'd tell you.

Back at home that night, I was so vain I couldn't stop admiring my new nose bridge.
Here's another selfie!

Follow Up Review

I was back at Dr Zhang's clinic after one week for my review and touch up (if necessary).
Here's how my nose looked when the fillers settled down after a week:

*I'm smiling*

There's still a slight arch in between my eyes. 
I started out with a totally flat nose bridge so it definitely takes time to fix this.

Dr Zhang says we need to do a touch-up. 
 OKAY and this time round, I'm more prepared.

Hello Stress ball Santa, we meet again!

For the benefit of those friends who are also afraid of the needle too, I'm going to spare you from seeing my nose being poked by the needle again.

*Skip to massage*

Same thing as the first time, Dr Zhang helped to massage and clean up my injection wounds.

Here's the final picture of my nose after it's done,

I've never imagined myself with a nose this beautiful until I see it with my own eyes.

Of course, babygirl was there with me for the follow up session.
I told you I couldn't have done it without her.

For the next 2 weeks, I was advised not to go for suanas, suntan, washed my face with hot water etc.
2 weeks, however, was just in time for my 28th Birthday bash at Sentosa, oh yes!

Here's to Dr Zhang, bff Silver Ang and The Face Aesthetic Clinic,
Thank you for giving the best Christmas + New Year + 28th Birthday Present ever!!!

20 Malacca Street #01-00 S048979

Opening Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 11am to 8pm
Saturdays : 10am to 5pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Email:  for general enquiries,.
 For specific or health related queries, please call +65 62236788 to book an appointment with the Doctor.

The Face Aesthetic Clinic is a subsidiary of Q&M Medical Group.

On a sidenote: 
I realise how my hair colour kept changing throughout this post
During the first appointment, it was unkept and outgrown.
 By the second, it was back to black with two streaks of highlights at the side and bangs.
Then by my birthday, it was light brown + highlights!

All these have to be the work of Heritage Hair!

Adult Acne problem under control.
Nose fillers done.
Thank you, Dr Zhang!

Next Aesthetic Aim:
Braces and Invisalign

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

[Mint.Lifestyle] Eyebrow Embroidery and NOT Eyebrow Tattoo At Allure Beauty Saloon

Of course there's a BIG DIFFERENCE between both.

For the traditional Eyebrow Tattooing, the end results will turn out something like this: 

Image taken from Google Search

2 streaks of black patches literally 'piak' on your face.

Technology has advanced.
Friends who've done your Eyebrow embroidery at Allure Beauty Saloon will turn out to have natural-looking eyebrows like what these beautiful ladies have: 
Left: Silver Ang, Ambassador of Allure Beauty Saloon
Right: Angela, founder of Allure Beauty Saloon
Image taken from Google Search

The eyebrows look so natural~ 

And the Eyebrow Embroidery that I did with them turns out like this:

Now I don't have to draw my eyebrows anymore hurray!
By the way, the knitted & gold glitter designed gelish nails were done by: @CherpetiteNails


To begin with, I've always have really thick eyebrows. 
Here's proof but quick glance please. 

Classmates used to call me Miss Crayon Shin.
It wasn't until 18 years old when I started to trim my eyebrows for the very first time.

After getting my eyebrows trimmed neatly, I discovered that there are little empty holes in my eyebrows. 
The growth of my eyebrows weren't complete as much as they are thick.
I still have to draw and fill up those empty holes.

Notice the inner portion of my right eyebrow (LEFT of picture), it's 'empty' as you can see. 

There, take a closer look:

In fact it wasn't me who've discovered them, it was Angela, the founder of Allure Beauty Saloon! She was personally trimming my eyebrows for me when she told me and I was like, omg you're right. They used to be at the tip of my eyebrow though!

I love Angela's smile! 
It's so contagious it makes my day.

She immediately arranged for Mango to execute Mint's Eyebrow Rescue Mission! 


Step 1: Applying Numbing Cream And Colour Test

Mango set off to apply numbing cream and colour test for me just to make sure my skin isn't sensitive.
YES, you need to pass the chemical test FIRST in order to receive the full Allure Beauty services. 

At the same time it's great to meet this nonsenical woman again.
Only she will do idiotic unglam photos with me, after my 2 soul-mates.

Celine and her ultimate sense of humour;
 I can laugh ALL DAY with her and I don't care if I get tummyaches or stitches!

--- fast forward to 30minutes later---

I pass the colour test and the numbing cream is finally taking effect.
Ready for the next step!

Step 2: Design and Sketch Out Your Desired Eyebrow Shape

Mango then move on to draw and design my eyebrow first.
Here at Allure Beauty Saloon, they don't just start the embroidery process immediately.

At least I have a rough idea how it's going to look like rather than being shocked the hell outta me after they are done and I realise the shape and colour isn't what I want. 
That'll be too late, isn't it?

In this case, I feel safe and know what to expect at the end of the day.

This is how my eyebrow is roughly going to look like after I'm done. 

Natural isn't it? 

Not just colouring in but Mango filled with little empty patch with little black lines blending in with the rest of my eyebrow.

I like it!

Step 3: Start Eyebrow Embroidery Service

Next, Mango led me to a private room to begin the eyebrow embroidery service.
I'm damn scared because I was afraid it'll be painful!

Super worried look on my face when Mango was preparing the blade.

Photos of my experience in the treatment room were taken by a good friend, Ruth Pang, whom I asked to be in the treatment room with me because I was damn scared. Ops.

Mango explaining the steps, the blade and the colour she's using for my eyebrows. 
I felt much more comfortable listening to her explanations.
I know that I was in good hands.

We're ready to start!

By the time she applied the first stroke, I was busy chit-chatting and cracking jokes with her because it just felt like her drawing with an eyebrow pencil, no pain wheee!

There, it's all done in 10minutes!

Step 4: Post Treatment

With a layer of colour protection cream to soothe the redness and protect the colour. It's menthol hence you get this cooling feeling.

I'm ready to face the world again!

Mint's Eyebrow Rescue Mission, SUCCESS.
Thank you, Mango!


Many thanks to you too, Angela, for recommending Mango to me!

Here's a close up picture of my eyebrow embroidery taken the next day:
Rest assure it's not going to be a whole patch of colour 'PIAK' on your face but lines which people might mistook for your real eyebrow.

Thank you Allure Beauty Saloon, see you in One Month's time for my follow up session and touch-up if required.

Thank You For Your Allure Invitation

Thank you Bff for inviting me to the Allure's All Girls' Private party where I got to meet so many chiobus in the house! Beautiful and real girls whose laughter and smiles filled up the entire saloon that day. 

It's the kind of people I simply feel at ease hanging out with for long hours.
Thank you all for being real and just being yourself, girls.
I enjoyed myself very much.


Front row from left: Beauty manager from Allure, Me, Silver, Juli, Fashrealm, Celine
Back row from left: Carrie Sim, Jacqueline Wong


Book your appointment with Allure Beauty Saloon now to enjoy S$100 off Allure Signature Eyebrow Embroidery. Simply let them know that you read about this special promotion through 'Mint Leong's blog' and you'll be entitled for this promotion.

This Promotion is valid for ONE MONTH
Promotion period: 26 August 2014 to 26 Sept 2014

Eyebrow Embroidery Services at Allure Beauty Saloon starts from S$1380 excluding GST.

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