K-Beauty Time !
Last week was a beautiful week. Not only i get to do what i always wanted to do , i also get the support from my love ones . People around me gave me such positivity that it makes me want to work harder and strive for the better.
Finally , i passed the 2nd paper and have 2 more papers to go. I know it’s not gonna be easy to start but im hope with my determination , i will do well. Also , it is good to be under someone who you know you can trust and guide you along the way.
Not only was it a beautiful week to know that i have so many who are there to give me support and encouragements.
But also , i got some love from Etude house.
Being a fan of Korean make ups , i was glad to receive some new launch products from Etude House.
This new cushion is a little different from other cushions under their brand.
It comes with cute circular shapes . These have pearly highlighting effects. It is to give you the “glow”.
First dab on the cushion. You can see the mix of BB cream and the pearly highlighter.
First dab on the skin. So you have to use the cushion and slowly blend it in if not you will have whitish spots on your face.
Here is the before and after photo.
And close up of the “with” photo.
This BB cushion has a pink tone and brightening effect because of the pearly highlighter circular things in the cushion. I realized that this actually lightened my face by one tone. So i wont probably use it on my entire face. I am now using it as a highlighter. I apply it on my forehead , nose bridge , cheekbones and lower chin . The BB cream + Pearly highlighter makes the highlighting effect looks abit more natural and not so harsh which i pretty like it. I will definitely continue to use this and use it as a highlighter but not to apply on the entire face.
Coverage : 4/10 . Very sheer
( It takes me to apply 3 times over my face just for full coverage and ended up i looked so white). So if you want to go for sheer and natural coverage , this will be good.
Lasting : 6/10 . Touch up needed after every 3 hours and when im under the sun.
This cushion in my make up pouch as a highlighter.
I just had part of the freckles on my left cheek removed last monday at Korean aesthetic clinic , Aeon Medical and Aesthetic Centre at Pacific Plaza.
This picture was taken 3 days after the BBL freckles removal treatment.
This spots are the “husks”. The spots where the BBL laser “shot at” . It is a painless procedure and i have blogged my first freckle removal experience HERE (right cheek) . That blogpost is more detailed.
The brown freckle spots will turn darker into “husks”before they start fading off. They actually fade abit day by day especially after shower. Avoid scratching them. They don’t itch.
The “husks” can be concealed with concealers or foundations. I put on make up after the laser treatment. It will take one week for these to clear. During this one week , it is advisable to avoid the sun. So you have to apply sunblock.
The “husks” dropped off by the 5th day which was last friday. I only had part of of the freckles on my left cheek removed.
I also had laser toning done and my skin brightens up alot . My 3rd laser toning in 3 weeks. Putting on BB Cushion or foundation is so easy now and i just went out today to Suntec City and Cityhall with my bare face ( with non-tinted sunblock ) .
So now , i had half of the freckles on my right and left cheeks removed. And im going for the 3rd round to remove both sides together next week. Can’t wait for the 3rd round and when the “husks” fall off , i will be freckles free. Not sure if i need to go for 4th round though and im gonna consult Dr Kim when i see him next week. Thanks to Dr Kim , i finally get to remove my freckles.
So freckles gonna be cleared soon but my eye bags and eye rings…hmmm…because of my sleeping habits ( i sleep at 2am ) and nowadays it seems worst because i study till 3am. Oppa’s mother will recommend me a plastic surgery clinic in Busan for eye bag removal. But im still thinking to do it or not. They always warn me about “monster doctors” . In Korea, there is a term called “monster doctor”. Some clinics are very popular because of that 1 doctor. He can only attend to a number of surgeries per day and of cos to maximise profit, some actually “change” the operating doctor when you were asleep under anaesthesia . So sometimes you paid more for that doctor but actually the one operating you is not him. It is other doctor. It happened sometimes to foreigners and some people actually wrote on forums about the incident too because they find it weird that the doctor they chose doesn’t seem to know anything and don’t know the type of surgery the patient went for. It even happened to very popular and famous clinics. It was in Korea’s news. Even my gfs also warn me so they always tell me to go to one which was referred to you by people you know and trust. Prices for locals and foreigners are different too. It seems like that to me. A gf who worked in the beauty industry in Korea told me that there are 2 price lists in some clinics . One for locals and one for foreigners which is more pricey. All these things made me hmm…scared. And Oppa found me news articles that was published last year about failed surgery. Somemore this is eyebag surgery..near the eyes leh..so abit concerned about it.
Of cos not all clinics are bad. There are good ones . But ..still must think properly. If i do it and i dont like how i look , i can’t reverse it.
Anyway , no hurry . Shall make do with concealer while i think and consider about it. Already consider for 1.5 years.
Gonna blog about black heads removals and pore care in a few days’ time !
Need to study for 3rd paper.