Chilling Your Fat Away by Zimmer

If you are unsure of how to get rid of your unwanted body (and stubborn) fat, this post may help you with the decision making.

Before getting into more details of how to get rid of stubborn fat; please allow me to explain why I needed fat reduction treatment so bad when some of you may thought that I am already quite a petite size. I do exercise regularly and not giving myself too much stress on controlling my diets because I love to eat good food. However, due to am unfortunate accident in December last year, I’ve sprained my ankle on the very first day of my Koh Lipe Beach trips and it’s still not fully recovered yet because I was simply careless. Since then, a doctor gave me some advices on my exercise routines; no more crazy cardio or any movements involving my ankle. I can’t really do my favorite plank to strengthen my abs as well. Imagine how much I hated seeing my tummy fat growing. Even before this injury, I still could not get rid of my all tummy fats after giving birth especially the lower part. Therefore, they are called “stubborn fat”. So these are all the reasons I went into searching for suitable treatments. But there are many choices. Liposuction is a no for me even if the results are immediate. I’m afraid of pain and my body is prone to keloid. No more scars please.

One day, I was introduced to the newest 2nd generation of Cryo-Lipolysis, simply called “Zimmer”. I decided to do more research on it and I was very interested because it is non-invasive, gentle, no side effects and no downtime.

I went for a consultation with Dr Patricia Yuen because I trusted her with all experiences, awards given, and patients reviews. She assessed my problem areas and discussed more in detail on Zimmer treatment. Although she did not consider my tummy fat to be as bad as I thought but it was still quite obvious due to my smaller body size. Thus, a onetime treatment was recommended for me to be able to see the results after 2-4 weeks.

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I wasn’t nervous since I was told that it’s pain-free and I need not worry about scars at all.

There are 4 spots to be treated altogether; left and right side waist, left and right side of lower tummy areas. One hour of treatment is needed for each spot. However, they did two spots at the same time to save myself more time so I took only two hours instead of four.

Here’s a before photo of my unflattering shape problems.

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After getting changed, Dr Yuen marked a few spots on my body where machines will be placed onto the problem areas. The next step was putting on cold gel pads to protect my skin from any damages by -5 degrees from treatment process. It might sounds a little scary but it is not at all. Keep this in mind, minus degree = minus your fat. *chuckles*

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It was a very cold pad I was told. I felt more like a facial mask I did every week, except it was on my tummy this time.

There are a total of two machines involved in the Zimmer treatment. The first machine, Z Lipo will target fat deposits by using pulsating suction and cool them down. The intensity can be set to one of ten different levels, that can also be adjusted during treatment.

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Z Lipo can set up the desired temperature of the cooling plates to as low as -10°C; to treat thicker abdominal fat. However, I was suggested to be treated at about -5°C because of a thinner fat layer and it’s more suitable for patients with a higher sensitivity to cold as well.

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The treatment started with the feeling of my fat being vacuumed for an hour. It was a little weird but there was no pain at the beginning. However, I did feel a little bit of burnt and swelling during the last ten minutes of this first machine. I do not have a very high tolerant of pain and I levelled this pain as very very minor.

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When they removed it, I had big red patches that look like a ham on my body. But still, not much of a pain.

Then, we moved on to the next/last machine, Z WavePro. This helps with skin tightening and body contouring by using radial shockwaves.

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Red patches which you see on my body was the result from first machine. And what Z Wave Pro does next; is to directly removing those patches with cellulite, unwanted fat, stretch marks etc. This step took only 5 minutes for each area and it wasn’t painful at all. It felt more like a massage machine to me. Well… I love massage (Random).

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Fat reduction results should be visible after 4 weeks. However, it depends on the individual. You cannot expect to see a slimmer body if you are still eating junk food, snacking at night, and no exercise at all. You get what I mean? So do take care of your lifestyle too.

This is my result after only 2 weeks. I put before and after photos together so you can easily see tell there are definitely some changes there.

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I can see more side curves as well as flatter lower tummy areas but not much of a skin tightening (probably because it’s only two weeks after a procedure). I hope to see more results on that soon.

As a side note, I have been on the very basics of a healthy diet (no food and snacks after dinner at least) and keeping up with minor exercises. That could also be a reason why it only takes 2 weeks to be able to see faster result.

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I’m happy with this choice after all.

Not all of us are suitable for the same aesthetic treatments so I suggest all my readers to consult a certified dermatologist before making a final decision. Lastly, I want to thank Dr Patricia Yuen and her assistants for a smooth procedure and being very informative and friendly yet professional with me.

Please do kindly take note this is a sponsored post but reviews are purely based on my personal opinions and not my sponsors.

Love, nira

Review: Better bare-faced by Guerison Ultra Laser

Going out with a bare-faced is not really a big deal if you have a good skin to start with. Therefore, I’m starting this entry with a photo of my clean face after one special treatment which I was impressed by the results and need to share.

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ps. I’m not using photoshop or any form of beauty cam mode on this photo.

So please let me first introduce you to this, HKCplaza Korea Skin Aesthetic. Sound very familiar? I have tried (and still using) quite a number of the skincare products distributed by them. If you read my old posts, you will find some good reviews about those products too.

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This aesthetic clinic is located at Forum shopping mall 2nd floor. This is where I got my treatment done and happily walked out with more confident with my bare face.

You may now be wondering what treatment I did with them. First, this is a ong lasting non-invasive treatments that provide surgical-alike results. And it is called Guerison Ultra Laser Treatment. This treatment is loved by many Korean celebrities and it’s also the very first in Singapore.

This is how Guerison Ultra Laser Machine looks like.

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And they use only the quality ampoule for this treatment. I’m sure you want to know what they put on your face before going through it right.

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This treatment is about skin healing & renewal where they use low level radioactive laser & micro current with Double Effect Ampoule to activate cells, improve blood circulation, eliminate body waste and sterilize damage skin. It’s about solving the roots of skin problem and not just the outer layer.

There is no downtime or side effect after the treatment. It’s 100% safe with the low level laser and special PDT solutions can also deliver the good ingredient into your skin & body.

During the treatment I felt no pain except for certain areas with pimples which I felt a little bit of needle pocking feeling. I actually laughed quite a bit when they went through my neck and head areas too. I would rate pain level at 1/10 considered I have very low pain tolerance. If you are the same, you can always ask them to go on lower level.

Depending on an individual but for me, my skin is more firm with deep moisture right after one treatment. It looks brighter and less dull too.  I’m definitely going back there again for another session.

So, if you are interested, you can make your appointment with them by calling +6567333445 or visit them at HKCplaza Korea Skin Aesthetic @ Forum The Shopping Mall, #02-10. You also can visit their website at www.hkcplaza.com for more enquires.

It’s always a good thing to keep your skin pampered.

Love, nira

Review: Extra V LIFT by Bio-essence

How many of us want to look younger without going through a knife or needle? I think many including myself who is not that far away from turning 30s and not yet to experience any botox or going under a knife for face lifting. I have to admit it’s not that easy to avoid stress from my motherhood role alone together with my hectic work. And for that, it could cause some damages to my skin if I don’t take a good care of them which I wouldn’t allow it to happen simply because we shouldn’t stop looking beautiful for ourselves.

So today, I’m glad to be sharing with you readers another good experience with one of the Singapore’s best Selling Face Lifting Cream in the last decade by Bio-essence, “Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly + ATP”.

The combination of Royal Jelly and Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) help in recreating youthful, bouncy skin.

Participants in clinical tests have experienced 13% improvement in skin elasticity, up to 40% reduction in wrinkle counts and instant facial contour reduction within ONLY 10 MINUTES OF USAGE. Isn’t that amazing?

What I like about this product is the texture of a gel consistency which is very light for a cream form. I dislike heavy creams that makes my skin feel like it couldn’t breathe and even worst if I need to apply sunscreen and makeup on top on it so this Bio-essence Face Lifting Cream is a YES for me! It absorbs into my skin very quickly with a few seconds of cooling sensation right after applying on followed by warm sensation which lasted for not more than 10 minutes. My skin instantly feels more firm and it doesn’t cause any irritation to my sensitive skin too.

This cream is also specially formulated to strengthen and enhance blood circulation of the skin cells, and helps with the burning of excess facial fats for a more defined V-shape face.

Product Rating: 9/10

I have been travelling in and out a few cities with bad pollution like Shanghai for example and my skin keeps developing blemish and a bit of pigmentation problems. Experts said some of these problems are from the genes, and some are not. I believe it’s very important to use products that suit your skin.

Beside their Face Lifting Cream, I’ve also been using two of their exfoliating products Deep Exfoliating Gel (Sensitive Skin) & Deep Exfoliating Gel (Oil Control) and one of them become my current favourite. To me, exfoliation product is an essential step for me skincare regime.

Depends on your personal preference. I like both but I pretty much preferred Deep Exfoliating Gel (Oil Control) because I’m currently facing blemish problems.

Right after using it, my pores seemed much more smoother, brighter and pores become smaller. It felt very soft and gave the healthy looking skin. My acnes also slowly disappear after used this product only a few times. My complexion seems so much better without those annoying blemishes and I also love how it is leaving my pores so clean. And the best part about these exfoliators? They are very gentle and not containing any harsh exfoliating beads so they won’t do any damages to my skin; meaning I can use them EVERYDAY! (Normal exfoliators out there can only be used maximum twice a week to prevent any damages on skin) Imagine yourself having a clear face every single day without dead skin and unwanted pollutants yet there is no damaging on your skin. That’s what you get from using this Deep Exfoliating Gel. I’ve been using them everyday for 2 weeks now and it’s very addictive. I would definitely buy these products again when they are running out.

Product Rating: 9.5/10

Pricing and Availability: Bio-essence Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly & ATP at $55.90 (40g), Deep Exfoliating Gel (Sensitive Skin) at $36.90 (60g), Deep Exfoliating Gel (Oil Control) at $32.90 (60g). Available at Watsons, Guardian, NTUC Fairprice and selected department stores and cosmetic houses. However, Deep Exfoliating Gel (Oil Control) is exclusively available at Watsons only.

I always keep this in mind – “When you look younger than your real age, you are doing it right.” Have a beautiful skin ladies. And again, remember to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a lot of fluid and regular exercise too.

Love, nira

Review: Lee Ji Ham Probiotics Sleeping Cream and Vital Propolis Ampoule

I’m back for more reviews on Lee Ji Ham (LJH) Skincare products. It has become one of my favourite skincare brands from Korea ever since I’ve tried their magic CC cream. LJH products are researched and developed basing on various ‘Patients’ skin problems and are totally safe for sensitive skins. And for this entry I’m going to share with you some of their latest and best recommended products I’ve chosen.

First, let’s start with LJH newest product, Probiotics Sleeping Cream, a cream to remove sebum. If you don’t know what sebum is, please read here.

Probiotics, some call it good bacteria, and is one thing we need to stay healthy. It’s known to improve health system from immune system. Same goes to our skin which we have both good and bad. When our skin is off-balance, it can result in skin problems such as ance, premature aging and accelerated aging process. That’s why there is this LJH Probiotics Cream to help stimulate skin’s immune system just by applying.

This water-gel sleeping cream not only provide hydration, anti-aging function. It is created to balance sebum and minimize pores too. Main ingredient. Seamat is highly effective in removing excess sebum, controls the secretion of sebum at night and fermented Bifidus helps to tighten the pores. Acai Berry protects skin against various environmental harms while Adenosine helps skin to have better elasticity, providing anti-aging/anti-wrinkle benefits.

If I apply the night before, I’d wake up the next morning with less oil on my forehead, nose and cheekbones yet my skin is well hydrated. And what I like most is that my skin becomes more firm and pores seem smaller as well. I have been using it at night 2-3 times a week and especially if I have some special events the next day.

Product Rating: 9/10

I strongly recommend this to people with greasy pores, excessive sebum or skin problems caused by sebum. Selling at SGD60.00 (50ml) and you can purchase it or read more about it here

and next, Vital Propolis Ampoule (Honey Ampoule).

Contain 50% of pure premium propolis with Vitamin B5. B3 C and Vitamin Tree Extract for clear transparent. Its nature ingredient also gives whitening and anti-wrinkle benefits.

How to use? Giving 2-3 drops of ampoule on your moisturizer cream and apply all over face lightly for absorption. I’ve been using this daily for almost three weeks now. It helps to keep my skin glowing and feeling fresh for up to almost a day without stickiness.

Product Rating: 8/10

This product is suitable for people with dull and loose pores, varicoloured skin and sensitive skin due to stimuli. Selling at SGD42.00 (15ml). You can find more infos and purchase it here

And again, Thank you LJH and HKCplaza for introducing me to this brand. It’s a brand that is definitely worth a try. So far I’ve yet to be disappointed with their products.

I’m looking forward and pretty excited to try more of their upcoming products in the future.
Love, nira

Urban Decay’s 2014 Holiday Collection

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What is the first thing that comes into your mind when we talk about nude eyeshadow palettes? To me, it’s the Naked Palette by Urban Decay, one of my most favourite nude shades of eyeshadow ever. I’ve been in love with the brand right after I tried their first amazing palette. Don’t you think there is something about their palettes that is always leave you wanting MORE. That is why I’m so excited to introduce to you ladies their latest products and what I created this look with.

Let start with VICE3, with even prettier shades that comes in 20 velvety, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN shades from an amazing soft black and a stunning burgundy to a rich, smokey red-black. It includes a huge mirror and a double-ended brush which comes in a matching bag to keep a palette protected.

What I love most is their great variety and selection of these beautiful shades which I can use it all the time on the different occasions and of course moods. Do you know that they were developing 50 shades to get these perfect 20 in order? Honestly I can’t really tell what colour is my most favourite because there are too many in my mind.

However, I will pick a few shades to create a different look from my daily natural makeup look. Like this.

In details. I basically use these three shades in order; LAST SIN (champagne shimmer) for the highlight, BROKEDOWN (metallic golden brown shimmer) to add a little glam and VANITY (smoky metallic eggplant) to create a mystery feel. Do not forget a very thin line of black eyeliner for both top and bottom too.

I love these combinations. It’s perfect for a party or even a date.

But if if you want to go for a natural, light and clean makeup look like I always do, you can go for shades such as TRUTH (pale pink-nude matte), UNDONE (pink-beige matte-satin with subtle floating tonal pearl), and DOWNFALL (warm light brown matt).

All the shades is rich in color, easily blend in, and give a metallic finish.

Next, Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body

This lightweight, baked powder with a microfine shimmer is perfect for a quick sexy Naked glow. It’s smooth and silky in textures which contains light-reflecting particles that give you a luminous, radiant look.

I like how the size of their brush fits my palm well; making it easy for me to use even if I’m in a rush. And I’d personally prefer to use it to highlight my cheekbone areas.

In this picture, I’m using AURA shade to create a warm gold on my face. They comes in two shades; LUMINOUS (champagne shimmer with iridescent shimmer) and AURA (soft pink shimmer with golden iridescent sparkle).

Vice3 is selling at SGD88 and Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder at SGD43 available from end of October at Sephora. Look out for more of their latest products and get tempted. x

Love, nira