PHILLY HOUSE TOUR
Watch it here:
So it's been a month since I've settled down in Philadelphia
and it took me quite a lot of getting used to.
The food, the culture, the climate.
Really missing Singapore right now
but I'm still soaking up the whole Philly experience
that I'm glad I can share with you guys.
Not sure if this 'style' of video will appeal right to you guys,
so do let me know by commenting or giving me a thumbs up
so I know if I'm going in the right direction.
After all it's a whole new learning proccess :)
Will definitely try to update YouTube more frequently,
I'm really thankful to have supportive friends and family who
encourage me to keep uploading videos.
They really give me an extra push do to what I like.
(I stopped making videos for sometime as I was getting really
self conscious and didn't feel that my videos were up to standard *shugs*)
But I'm stepping out of that light and letting more of my personality shine thru YouTube.
Curl it right with Salondechoix
Thursday, September 17, 2015.
Decided to get my hair permed
before my long hiatus to the states
so it will have a natural bounce to it
and easier to style and maintain.
I did their Korea Bubble Perm
and snipped of 3 inches from my hair.
and bounce bounce bounce!
Here's what it looks like,
simply blow dry your hair in a curled manner
and the curls will form.
Simple, loose, bouncy waves!
They are having an 20% OFF Anniversary Promotion
till 30th September 2015
The Salon is located in a convenient area in town
Just behind Orchard Central:
3 Killiney Road #01-06
Winsland House 1
Call: +65 68362959
Opening Hours: 10:30am - 8:30pm daily
Just mention my name 'Nicole Chang Min'
to get a 15% discount
on usual days.
The person responsible for all my hair magic is Chester Soh (:
My Current Skincare Routine feat. Dermagold
Sunday, September 13, 2015.
Watch to find out my current skincare routine + giveaway at the end:
Dermagold is a homegrown skincare line created by 2 talented and inspiring Singaporean women,
the brand has been around for 10 years and recently had a revamp to their look.
(That's probably why you would find the brand name familiar
but the packaging and branding to be a little different)
Dermagold's products are specially formulated to suit the humid weather in Singapore.
All products are lightweight but filled with effective, active ingredients
that do not leave a sticky or uncomfortable feeling after application.
I personally have sensitive skin,
and find their products to be very soothing and kind to my skin so far.
(So if you have sensitive skin, Dermagold would be ideal for you)
Skin care may require discipline to religiously apply the products,
but trust me the results are worth it.
Their products are also great for layering and do not clog your pores!
This is not an ad as I chose to review the products myself
and Dermagold was willing to collaborate with me to make all of this possible :)
Currently, I've been using their products for 2 months
and will continue till I finish up my products.
They were also kind enough to send me more products from their
range for me to try out but my current favorites are their:
1) Miracle C+
(Dermagold's Star product, won an award for Simply Her Editor’s Rave, below)
2) Radiance Toner
3) HA Booster
4) Premier BB Sunshield
All in all, I've been loving this range of products
they have nourished and treated my skin well.
Dermagold aims to help people achieve pure, radiant and naked skin
which they dare to bare!
However skincare can be subjective,
so it's totally fine to pick out products that would best suit your skin's needs.
All in all it's a trail and error journey and I'm always excited to try and test out new products!
Want to have a try with Dermagold too?
Good news is that, Dermagold has offered to giveaway their
'Basic Trio System Set'
which is the basic skincare you'll need to keep your skin glowing and hydrated.
It's really simple and easy to win
1) Like and Share the YouTube video above
"Day & Night Skincare Routine with Dermagold"
to sign up for an account with them.
How to sign up:
Visit their page and click on any tab on the sidebar,
scroll to the bottom of the page and look for 'My Account'
Click on it.
You will be directed to this page to 'Create an Account'!
Tadah, as simple as that
3) And you will stand a chance to win!
* Contest ends on 31st Oct 2015
Winner will be announced on Dermagold's Instagram page (@dermagold_sg)
so remember to follow them or you will miss out on the announcement of the winner
Want to purchase Dermagold's products?
Dermagold has come up with some special promos for my readers:
Show this post by Nicole Changmin to enjoy the specials (valid till 31st Dec 2015):
1. Buy award-winning Dermagold Miracle C+
and get a Sheer Sun Protector SPF30 worth $39 free
2. Buy minimum 5 Dermagold products of what
Nicole Changmin is using to enjoy 10% off
3. Buy minimum of 6 Dermagold products to enjoy 8% off
You can get Dermagold's products from:
MINT MEDICAL AESTHETICS @ Mint Medical Centre
1 HarbourFront Place
#01-10 HarbourFront Tower 1
Phone: +65 87263383
Hadara Aesthetics Boutique
23 Lorong Telok #01-01
Phone: (65) 6969 3022
CO2 Mask [Ad]
Thursday, September 10, 2015.
Our face is always in need of a good boost and hydration.
I was recently sent this box of CO2 Mask from Co2mask.com to review
so here we go:
This pack is specially for skin hydration
and I was really intrigued by it.
Because, I'm actually quite a science-y person,
who is easily fascinated by the world of science and it's chemicals.
So the title C02 and the bright blue hued gel instantly got my attention.
Each box contains 5 masks.
And, oh gosh did it really look like a science experiment hah!
Each pack of mask contains the gel and the co2 mineral powder.
To get the hydrating C02 mask to work,
You'll have to mix the gel mixture with the C02 powder provided.
Simply snip off the corner of the packet,
and mix it evenly into the gel mixture.
You'll need to be quick and mix the solution in 10 - 15 seconds
However, it's totally fine if not all the powder dissolves.
You'll be able to see the chemical reaction forming with bubbles in the mask
Apply the mask generously onto your face,
to allow all the nutrients to be absorbed into your face while the gel is still reacting.
I feel that the mask is really soothing and hydrating,
I usually leave it on for an hour (even though 30 mins is sufficient)
as I feel that the mask works to it's full potential when left on for a longer period.
You can just leave it on and carry on with your usual routine while your skin is getting pampered.
As my face is pretty small, I usually have excess and
will apply the remaining gel mixture onto my neck :)
They have many different kinds of CO2 masks to cater to your various needs:
Anti Wrinkle Therapy
They also carry various serums,
and I tried out their Whitening Serum which contains Vitamin C and Arbutin.
It helps to brighten and lighten complexion.
The dropper tip helps application to be precise if you only want to lighten certain areas or dark spots.
There's an on-going giveaway going on:
Simply follow @co2mask on instagram
and post a pic on your instagram stating
why you wish to win a packet of CO2 mask of your choice (worth $80)
with the hashtag #co2mask
and you're on your way to winning!
for 15% discount
on all items from their page!
For more details check out:
Back at Privé!
So it has been almost a year since I last did my first fillers with Privé
and I absolutely trust them with this
as they are extremely professional and their service is very commendable.
That is why I decided to head back to Privé for some touch ups.
I visited their new outlet this time at The Chevron House
and it was even more quick, efficient and hassle free!
There was almost no waiting time, the whole procedure was completed in about 45 mins.
30 mins for the numbing cream + 15 mins for the jabs
and tadah, you can get more defined features just like that :D
I used Radiesse again this time as I was satisfied with the results it gave me previously.
Radiesse provides both instant results and new collagen formation for long-lasting results
that can last up to a year!
It is also a soft calcium mineral filler
so it gives more definition and volume
compared to other fillers that are made of Hyaluronic Acid.
Also, it's better to do your touch ups with the same type of filler
so the formulas don't mix.
And just as simple as that, I've got a slightly higher nose bridge
and a 'U' shaped chin :)
Pic: Right after I got my fillers done, almost no down time or swelling at all!
I even went out to meet a couple of friends for dinner right after.
What I love about the New Privé Vitale Outlet is:
It is Economical
Their treatments are priced affordably without having your safety compromised.
It is Effective
With trained doctors that only use FDA-approved technology
you won't have to worry about not seeing any visible results after treatments.
It is Efficient
Time is money and you wouldn't want any of your precious time to be wasted,
you can even pop-by during your lunch breaks to get your treatments done!
That's how efficient they are :)
30 Raffles Place
Touch-up time with Browtisan!
Thursday, August 20, 2015.
Back to my favorite Brow Embroidery place - Browtisan
as the tips of my embroidery were fading (but still going strong)
But because I'll be away from Singapore for 5 months,
I figured out I needed to get it touched-up before my long haul to USA.
So let's first begin this post with a throwback to my pathetic brow days:
Before Coco (owner of Browtisan) found me and saved my brows.
My brow game was not strong at all, in fact looking back, it was sad…
It's not that I didn't have brow hair or whatsoever,
it's that my brow was in a mess and I didn't know how to shape or draw them well.
They looked like a child took a marker and drew them on me.
Coco offered to do a session of embroidery for me
as she noticed that my brows were suffering under my care.
10 months after my first embroidery with Browtisan,
I'm glad to say that I'm still very satisfied with the results
and get a lot of people asking me for brow advice
and where I got my brows done.
As you can see that my raw brows still look very natural and existent,
just that the embroidery color has faded over time.
As the ink only sits on the surface of the skin
and will shed away along with your natural skin renewing process
but fret not, it lasts up to 2 years!
The plastic foil over my brows prevents the numbing cream from drying up,
so the numbing cream is more effective.
Great for pain whimpers like myself.
After designing the perfect brow for you,
which I have to compliment Coco for being ever so meticulous.
To her, every strand counts and makes a difference,
so she will not stop working on your brow design until she feels that
it's 100% perfect for you.
This time, she designed a slightly thicker brow shape for me,
as she noticed that I liked my brows thick.
She also said that my features compliment the thick brow look
and having thicker brows would make on look younger.
What do you guys think?
Overall, the process was quick and almost pain free
(except the part where Coco has to reapply the numbing cream)
It is all in all very bearable and definitely worth the results.
I don't even need to draw my brows on anymore!
Another satisfied trip to Browtisan :)
Thank you Browtisan!!!
Call and make your appointment in advance
as they are always packed and fully booked!
402 Orchard Road
#03-17 Delfi Orchard
Getting my face on with Faux Fayc [AD]
Saturday, August 8, 2015.
I've been a fan of Faux Fayc ever since it launched in 2014.
Faux Fayc is a local edgy makeup brand that in my opinion,
is not for the faint-hearted as it is loud, bold and definitely makes a statement.
That is exactly what I love about makeup!
Faux Fayc will bring out your personality, character and alter ego.
So in this review, I'll be going through mainly 3 of their best selling products:
1) Fauxless Mattifying Mousse Foundation
2) Fauxlash Mascara Duo
3) Fauxstix Matte Liquid
Fauxless Mattifying Mousse Foundation
Retail price: SGD$52
I'm always excited to try out a new foundation
as you will never know how a product will fair on your skin.
This foundation promises a matte and smooth finish
with a medium coverage.
It comes off as a mousse like texture,
almost dessert like pudding.
But applies smoothly and velvety to your face.
It's matte finish is great for people with combination/oily skin
who wish to reduce shine and stay matte all day!
It is also non-comedogenic which doesn't clog pores
and suitable for people with acne prone skin.
It comes in 3 shades:
Bleach, Naked and Baked
(I'm using their lightest shade Bleach in all the pictures below)
Next up, Fauxlash Mascara Duo
Retail price: SGD$38
Probably their most popular product till date
simply because it gives you the dramatic lashes you desire
without having to put on falsies!
I mean who would believe that at first right…
So I really had to try it out myself.
Surprisingly, it isn't like your usual 1 tube mascara
as it comes in 2 steps.
The Transplanting Gel and then the Natural Fibres.
First you have to apply a coat of your own favorite mascara to prep your lashes
for the Fauxlash Mascara.
After the first coat of mascara has dried,
you can then proceed to apply The Transplanting Gel generously
followed by the Natural Fibres which will stick onto your lash and build length and volume.
The length and volume are buildable
so just repeat the steps until you are satisfied with your lashes!
On the left: Just using 1 coat of my normal mascara
On the right: After 2 coats of Fauxlash
Fauxlash achieves at least 300% increase in your lashes
length and thickness *whooop*
and if you're afraid that removal will be a chore,
this mascara easily washes off with luke warm water
or simply use your usual makeup remover.
The next product which I really loved was their
Fauxstix Matte Liquid
Retail price: SGD$35
Fauc Fayc gave me 3 colors to try out
and after testing them out I'm certain I want
all 8 of their range of colors :D
What's so great about these lip colors are that they all have a
high impact matte finish and are extremely long-wearing.
Furthermore, these lip click pen applicator is really easy to use
and you can control the amount of product coming out from the tube
so there is absolutely no wastage.
The colors do not feather and are light weight in texture.
However, if you have really dry lips
remember to moisturize your lips first before applying these matte colors!
Now I'll let the pictures do the talking:
Wearing a hot pink color named RAID,
Fauxless Mattifying Mousse Foundation
and Fauxlash Mascara Duo (no falsies!)
This color is a gem as it as micro gold shimmer/glitter in it's creamy texture
which gives your lip and extra oohmp along with a mysterious feel.
Go dark or go home hunnies!
Every girl needs a perfect red lip
and WOLF achieves just that!
Been loving this matte red
and I really don't have any complains about it.
and for all those peeps who
aren't about the vavavoom kinda makeup
or ain't digging girls who enjoy dolling up,
I'll leave you with this quote:
Use the code
to get a discount!
So run along and get Faux Fayced right naooooo:
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