Sunday, 31 January 2016

my first vlog in 2016

Yup! I've made another new video which I recorded just yesterday! This is probably the fastest time I have everything edited and published #achievementyayy

If you noticed, my last video was last year in February and after that, I haven't been making any videos.. I know, but video editing is so time consuming nevermind having to put in effort to put on makeup. I'm a lazy bum:( No, I'm really occupied! Not to mention, I have a lot of things to learn about video editing. Like, I just figured out how to reduce the background sound/increase the volumn!

Really, really salute all those vloggers out there who make and published tens or hundreds of videos.

But anyway, this year I'm planning to make more videos (fingers crossed), maybe not just haul but others as well. Check out my new video and tell me what you think of it. If you like my video, don't forget to give thumbs up and subscribe to my channel!


Monday, 18 January 2016

Facts About Skin Laser Surgery (Part 4)

Today's post is dedicated to answer some of the questions you might have for me about my experience with laser treatment. These are the few questions I'm getting but if you have more, just leave a comment in the comment box below. If you missed out on the earlier post, here are Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.


Q: Where can I get laser surgery done in Kuala Lumpur?

I had 2 different laser surgeries done_one to remove mole at Mediviron Clinic and another to smooth my pores and get rid of scars at Ting's Skin Specialist. Both are located in the heart of KL, which I find rather convenient. FYI, Mediviron Clinic also offers facial laser treatment but I decided to have it done at the latter.

During my 2nd laser at Ting Skin Specialist, a Middle Eastern lady (she’s so pretttyyy!!) who was there for the laser treatment to remove pigmentation on her face asked if Ting’s Skin, “is the best?” I told her I don’t know because obviously I haven’t visited other clinics in KL but Ting’s Skin IS definitely well known. If it’s solving acne issues I can definitely vouch for them. Many of my friends have visited this same clinic for various other skin issues too (allergy-caused rashes, unknown caused rashes, etc.) and so far, so good.

Of course there are many other skin clinics in KL/Selangor that works just as well. Just look up Google sensei for reviews of the clinics near your area.


Q: What type of laser treatment are they?

Both the Mediviron and Ting’s Skin Specialist Laser Treatment is called the CO2 Laser Treatment.


Q: Can I do my usual beauty routine before the surgery?

Yeap!


Q: Does it hurt DURING the treatment?

This really depend on the 'intensity' of the laser, from my own experience. They're like red ants' bites. Aha.


Q: ... and AFTER?

For the next 30-90 minutes, expect burning sensations on your face and pungent burnt-like odor since laser burns off the top layer of your skin. And yes, washing your face and applying certain skin care products could hurt. This is on the same day right after your laser. I noticed it doesn’t hurt anymore the next day.


Q: Can I wash my face and apply any beauty product(toner, serum, masks, etc.) after the laser?

Yes, but stay away from anything too abrasive like alcohol-based toner, harsh cleansers, and exfoliator/scrubs are a no-no. You can try. They're gonna hurt. A lot. Even applying serum could sting a bit but it’s still alright, for me.


Q: What about makeups/cosmetics?

Apparently it is not a problem to put on makeuo.

Personally, I wouldn’t because I think the skin’s very sensitive after laser. Plus there are so much germs on brushes/applicators and the skin can't breathe/get enough oxygen IMO.


Q: How long will the redness last?

As Dr Yap put it, "the ugly days" will last about a week.

In my first attempt, it took 5 days for the redness to tone down. HOWEVER, in my recent laser treatment, I find by applying both the prescribed moisturizer and your own moisturizer 5 times a day, it took only 3 days!


Q: So... does a single laser treatment sufficient to get rid of pores/scars/imperfection?

I’ve gone through 2 rounds of laser so far and still considering a third time to perfect the rest of it. So, no.

Or perhaps (1) it really depends on how bad your scars are or (2) the clinics you go. I’ve read several other reviews from bloggers who’s done laser in clinic-I-don’t-remember-the-name only once but for a higher fee and didn’t have to go for another round.


Q: Are there any side effects?

Expect burning sensation, pain, redness and slight swelling of face that last the entire day one. During that time, washing face with cleanser and applying beauty products may sting a little.

ROUND 1: For the next few days, my skin was also super dry, so much that I have to slapped on 3 times more toner and tons of moisturizer. In fact, I applied the prescribed moisturizer at least about 5 times a day! Apart from that, I put on facial masks at least 3 times that week

ROUND 2: Mostly like round but this time I didn't have to put on a mask by day 3 and because I applied a lot of moisturizer, my face didn't feel too dry. I guess it was too moisturized the 'dots' took longer time to fall off whattheheck #truestory


Q: What beauty products did I use during the 2 weeks?

ROUND 1: Prescribed moisturizer, Hada Labo Lotion, Hada Senka Moisturizer, Bio-essence Snail Serum, Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray, Bio-essence Snail Secretion masks x3, Watsons' Range Masks x1

ROUND 2: Prescribed moisturizer, Hada Labo Lotion, Hada Senka Moisturizer, Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum, Innisfree Orchid Enriched Cream, Innisfree Bio-essence Snail Secretion masks x1, It’s Real Squeeze masks x2, Etude House Snail mask x1


Q: Any 'pantang' (food to avoid while recovering)?

Not that I know of LOL.

Remember the thing our parents/the older generation use to warn us not to eat egg or take soy sauce when the wound is still healing else the scars won’t go away easily? During my recovery period, I already broke this ‘pantangs’ LOL


Q: Exposure to sun, etc?

Eh… ok this I’m not very sure. I heard the nurse advice one of the patient who did pigmentation removal (the pretty Middle Eastern lady in my Part 3 post {LINK}) to apply sunblock.

But I wasn’t told to do so nor did I apply any. Though on a bright and hot day I usually carry umbrella, that’s enough I think. Plus I wear a face mask consider protection already, no? Hahaha.


Q: How much will it cost to do laser?

For my kind of laser treatment, the CO2 Laser, it is from RM400-600++ per session. I'm not sure if they charge differently based on your skin condition (like how deep your pores are/how bad is the scars).

Also take note if you're having breakout, you would need to clear your pimples which means prior to the surgery, you would need to consult them first, so another RM200++ per consultation. Depending on how bad your breakout is, it may several consultations before you can undergo the surgery.


Q: Final question for today, is it worth getting the surgery?

I'm not 100% satisfied because the scars are still sorta obvious. However, my skin has DEFINITELY gotten smoother and pores smaller so I’m definitely happy when I look at myself in the mirror hahahaha. Editing my own photos got easier too ( >v< ) In conclusion, yeah, I think it is worth it.

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Alright, so those are most of it for now!

If you have other questions you'll like to ask me about the laser surgery, just comment below and I'll include it into this post too.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

P1 Internet


Just subscribed to P1 yesterday YAYY!!

No, the kettle didn't come together with the set LOL



Finally feeling really connected again. Don’t know how my housemates can survive without it. *salute*

At first I confidentally though I could do without it. True enough, for the first few weekends, I find myself more productive and actually checking off my to dos list but after that, it got to the point that I can’t get some stuff done like blogging, posting up photos on Facebook, looking stuff/solutions/thesaurus up on Google, learn Japanese, read manga, check out the latest hit songs… So bored at home I almost go crazy.





So yes, I’m happy now.

Truthfully, initially I wanted to return it because it takes such a long time to load one webpage nevermind a few. I’ve checked and the speed test came out less than 0.7Mbps....

That sort of reminds me of the kind of dialup modem I had like over 13 years back. The one with the annoying beeping sound when it tries to connect to the internet. If you have no idea how it sounds like go here and then play it on a 30-60 minutes loop. That’s exactly what’s it like to try to connect to the internet then.

Thankfully, it was only temporary else I’d definitely return it.

Now the speed test result seems more favorable.

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Crossing my fingers it'll last wth.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Second Round of Laser Treatment at Ting’s Skin Specialist (Part 3)

Yeap! I actually spent the last few days of 2015 with a mask over my face LOL.

In my earlier review post, I mentioned I wasn’t too satisfied with the initial result and so I went for yet another round at Ting’s Skin Specialist a day after Christmas. I was hoping there wouldn’t be a long queue since it was just after the holiday but boy I was wrong. Had to wait for about 2 hours (=___=) Nevermind. I brought along my homework wth

Seems like this time round there were quite a number of other people getting laser too. You can tell because we have plastic wraps covering our faces to keep us from accidentally rubbing off the anesthetic cream.

Ting Skin Laser Treatment Round 2 yo!

By the way, I just learned that they offer several different laser treatments and mine was the CO2 Laser. I asked and for myself, Dr Yap suggested at least 3 round of laser to get my ‘desired’ result.

This is me before the laser. Okla, I am reusing the same photo from last time because I forgot to snap the ‘before’ photos.

the before pic i'm recycling wtf

This time round, it was much more painful because apparently Dr Yap decided to increase the intensity of the laser, “for better result”. That actually means the ‘dots’ spacings will be closer to one another. Hurt so much (T___T)

Afterwards, not sure if it’s the laser of the super hot weather that day, right after I left the clinic I felt super thirsty and had a horrible headache. It wasn’t helpful that my face already stings from the laser..

This is how I looked like just right after the laser. Snapped this pic because I wanted to show the tiny dots I was referring to but the front camera of my phone isn’t clear enough… (>___<) I looked like shit LOL fml.

right after the treatment ya-ouch!

looking good? maybe not (>a<)

Then the following day. Cropped myself out #toouglyliao

cropped myself out #toougly

Twinnie was shocked when he saw me (on Day 1 after laser) because I didn’t tell him I went for the laser. I told him I was embarrassed to come out but because we were going to have lunch, I decided not to put on a mask. He was nice enough to tell me I wouldn’t need to.

Awesomeness point +1.

He also told me I wouldn’t have to go for laser but I said I wanted them.

Awesomeness point +1 more LOL

Still, that afternoon I got lotsa stares from strangers who have no qualms in looking directly into my face the entire time I was having lunch fml (/ะด)

Anyway, I found out this time round that by applying BOTH the prescribed cream and my own Hada Senka’s moisturizer, the redness tones down faster. By the third day (on Tuesday), my face only appeared slightly flushed like I'm blushing so I didn't feel like I needed to wear a mask anymore!

On the other hand, my face were still swelling on Thursday (Five days after the laser) and I only noticed it from photos when camwhoring with the girls whattheheck. Looked into the photo and was thinking why my face looks oddly different and larger… (=___=)

Like this. I don’t look like me!moi~!

Or am I just being too self-conscious and imagining things? What do you think?

OKlah. Maybe I look the same. Maybe it's the angle. Maybe my face was really swelling LOL

Took other #noedit pics that day still look like me-lah

selfie time!

moi again~!

Few days later, it became much better. Fast forward last weekend, when having dinner with my twinnie, he mentioned that my skin has improved though I personally didn’t see any super obvious changes on my cheeks area. The pores on my nose appear smaller though.

You be the judge. This is my most recent photo which I took yesterday!

What do you think??

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ps, I'll be posting a Laser FAQ post next so if you have any questions, just comment in any of my Laser Review Post and I'll answer your questions in my next post which I’ll be posting by next week!

Monday, 11 January 2016

Happy 2016!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Akemashite Omedetou *pops confettis*

Hope you had an amazing start of the year and may this year be a better and more exciting year for us all! YAYYY!! Also, I would like to thank you for reading and supporting my blog for over 4 years! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU SO-O-O MUCH!

On a different note, sorry for the late greeting as I did not have internet during the past weeks and even my phone data was running low… Plus, the past months had been quite eventful for me at my new place during which I’ve got to know many amazing people, which I’m truly grateful for! (*^o^*)

There are oh-so many things I would want to share about my new life yet I think it wouldn’t be wise to disclose too many private info on the Internet. Despite my love for blogging, l find myself a very private person LOL ( > v < )

Since I’ve moved I’ve been exploring new makan/food places. Lots of them! Mostly from the hangouts with friends and my bro from the last quarter of 2015. Sharing with you a collage I made from the photos I took here~



Thanks again for always reading my blog~! I’ll see you soon in my next post~!

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