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Skin & Life After Facial Incident: What You’ve Always Wanted To Know – Part 2

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And HELLO again! :)  In Part 1 of Skin & Life After Facial Incident: What You’ve Always Wanted To Know, I answered questions on reasons why I cannot disclose its identity, the legal implications, some skin updates, and my thoughts on makeup.

In Part 2, I shall answer more questions pertaining to my skin, doctors I’ve been to, why I’ve stopped going to some, and more.

Note: This post was updated on 11 June 2016

Q: Why did you stop going to Dr Joyce Lim clinic/Clifford clinic/any other clinic? 

A: Dr Joyce Lim played a huge part in my recovery from the allergic reaction. She made the correct diagnosis, gave the right meds and by the next day my skin had stop flaring. No more new barnacles, and old pustules were starting to dry up. I continued to see Dr Joyce for a year and did microdermabrasion and chemical peeling for my wedding. I had such great skin during that period.

Then somehow the products stopped taking effect and I started to have some acne again. I guess my skin didn’t take to her products anymore.

I didn’t see any doctor for a period of 6 months until I got to know Dr Gerard Ee from Clifford Clinic. I was with the clinic from January to June 2015 and wrote a detailed documentation of my journey during the period. Then suddenly my skin decided it didn’t like the drugs and products prescribed anymore too. Sheesh, such fickle-mindedness.

I don’t think any skin doctor is superior or inferior to another, it’s just a matter of finding the right one at the right time.

Skin changes, and so should our choices. :)

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10 New Rules For A Clean & Healthy V

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I really only started paying attention to feminine hygiene for the intimate area after I got introduced to Lactacyd last year. From then on, I could feel the difference and improvements having used Lactacyd Feminine Wash every time I showered.

Because I received all 5 bottles previously as well, I shared them with my mum and sister coz good things must share, right? 😀 They like it too! I kept for my own use White Intimate and Soft & Silky. I am unable to judge whether there’s a significant lightening of the area after using White Intimate lol, but I do feel that both provide moisturization, with Soft & Silky slightly more because it has 10% extra milk moisture.

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It matters less which of the Lactacyd Feminine Wash variants you use, what’s important is that you use a dedicated feminine wash to keep the delicate environment of the vaginal area in check. I wrote about the other variants in my previous post, do have a look! :) Lactacyd is the Number 1 Feminine Hygiene wash brand in Singapore that is highly prescribed by doctors and trusted by women for over 25 years.

For many, washing our V with our favorite shower gel or soap is a regular part of our daily routine. Washing with soap can cause problems that can go on without the knowledge of the cause. Regardless of how good cleaning with soap may make you feel, it still remains bad for vaginal health; an unnecessary act which is often seen as a necessity.

Of course, besides using a feminine wash that helps maintain the natural pH of your intimate area and protect it from odor and irritation, maintaining overall feminine hygiene is important to overall health. No use doing your best only during cleaning but neglecting other essential habits, right?

Here are my personal tips on how to keep your girl bits clean, sweet & healthy! 😀

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Best Les Miserables Dream Cast In A Perfect World

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The musical that has been seen by an audience of over 70 million worldwide in 42 countries, sweeping over 125 major awards internationally, and which I have watched various versions repeatedly is coming to our sunny shores! The hit musical, produced by Cameron Mackintosh, has returned to Singapore for the first time in TWENTY years.

AND I AM GOING TO WATCH IT!! 😀 OMGOMG I’m such a huge fan of Les Miserables you cannot imagine. It’s such a dream come true to be able to watch the musical LIVE.

Update: I watched the musical and thoroughly enjoyed it! 😀 Here’s my review >> Les Mis Singapore 2016

It’s not fair to pit actors from the movie against singers from the musicals because they’re inherently differently mediums performed for different audiences. So here’s my idea of a Les Miserables dream cast in my perfect world for a musical, where one possesses the voice and presence to sing for a 5-digit audience size, not just in front of a camera.

Before that, a little history here first. Many people think Les Miserables is about the French Revolution of 1789-99. Truth is, Les Miserables is actually set 26 years after this Revolution, and concerns a rebellion that occurred in Paris in June 1832 against the rule of King Louis-Philippe. I only understood this after watching the movie.

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(screenshots from Les Miserables 2012)

My Les Miserables addiction began after watching the movie twice. I then watched the 10th anniversary (original broadway 1985) and 25th anniversary (2010) on YT. The full videos have since been taken down due to copyright issues, but if you know the way of the Internet, it isn’t that hard to look. Heh.

The movie was fantastic for it provided a visual framework for all that story-singing to happen. If I had watched the broadway musicals before the movie, I wouldn’t have understood half of it. The movie helped me understand the little details so that I can further appreciate the musicals.

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Skin & Life After Facial Incident: What You’ve Always Wanted To Know – Part 1

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Hello friends! Sorry for this long overdue post, whoops! I’ve been meaning to write about how life and my skin have been since the terrible facial but there really is SO MUCH that getting started gave me a headache. And then my iMac went mad when I was close to publishing so that sat me back by a couple more weeks. @_@

Well, here it is, and it so happens to also be the month the outbreak occurred 3 years ago. So…. Happy anniversary to me! LOL.

After more than 3 years since the horrible facial happened, I still get asked questions pertaining to the incident. I don’t mind getting questions, really, in fact I am glad that my posts have touched many people and given them the courage to reach out to someone for help. Or shed light on the potential consequences of a facial.

However, sometimes I do find it tiring to be replying the same questions over and over again, all day, every day. To me, this incident happened very long ago and I do want to put it behind me. But every now and then a website picks up this piece of old news and it goes viral and then I get flooded with questions again. To people who don’t notice the date or look at my life updates, they think it happened yesterday.

So I decided to put together a two-part series, covering the most frequently asked questions, across various topics to help as many people as possible. I wanted to break it further but three posts seemed like an overkill.

Here’s Skin & Life Post-Facial: What You’ve Always Wanted To Know

Part 1: Salon Identity, Case Resolution, Skin Updates

Part 2: Skin Updates, Doctors, Dealing With Skin Conditions

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Childhood Chap Chye With Red Fermented Bean Curd – Grandma Would Be Proud

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When I was growing up, besides the other fabulous food and snacks and angbaos, what I looked forward to the MOST on the first day of Chinese New Day was the chap chye borne out of my grandmother’s kitchen.

Most kids who grew up in a Chinese family would have grown up with chap chye in some form. There are plenty of ways to make chap chye, and they all differ in taste – some are made with stock, some have taojio (salty fermented soya bean), some add flour, some add belachan, some make it soupy, some make it thick.

The one made by my grandmother was a meatless version. My dad said eating vegetarian chap chye on the first day of Chinese New Year represents a cleansing of the system, the welcoming of a brand new year. Something like that.

Despite its origins being a vegetarian dish, there are plenty of recipes that incorporate prawns, dried shrimps, pork belly, sotong. So whatever makes you and your family happy! =D

The Peranakans have their own methods, the Cantonese have their own dish origins, the Hokkiens seem to have their own secret theories too. But to me, it matters not the origins of the chap chye, but the taste of childhood.

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Where To Find Good Quality & Affordable Makeup Brushes In Singapore

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I often get the reply “But I don’t know how to use brushes or which brush to use” when people ask me what do I use to apply my makeup and I ask them back.

Considering the crazy number of brushes I own – I think I stopped counting at 180? – it might seem torturous to have to wade through the army of brushes before deciding what to use, and how to use it.

But in fact, no, usually this is more the case:

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Lalalalalalalala~~ 😀

It’s precisely because I’ve gone through so many brushes that I know exactly what’s good and how to maximise each brush’s potential.

So today, I’m gonna share with you some of my commonly used brushes that are of great quality, super affordable, and easy to use. I love these brushes, that’s why I brought them in to make them accessible to more people, and at a lower price (coz there is no rent and no employees to pay LOL).

I hope through this post you’ll have a better understanding of various brushes and their versatility – every brush has more use than what its name states! You can drop me a message on the Gumtree app if you have any questions.

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HERE WE GO!!

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