Tuesday, 6 March 2018

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Sherri attends Allure's Signature Misty Brow Media Launch

Like fashion trends, eyebrow trends come and go. Our features also change naturally over time as we age. This is precisely why in recent years, permanent tattoo has fallen out of fashion and semi-permanent eyebrow embroidery is deemed to be far more ideal. 
Eyebrow embroideries typically last around 2 to 3 years and are more natural than tattoos. In those 2 to 3 years, eyebrow trends may have changed and need “updating”. For example, ultra straight eyebrows were trendy in the 80s and 90s but considered very unnatural now. Eyebrow embroidery techniques are also constantly evolving to achieve more natural effect.
Most importantly, eyebrows frame our face and can create the illusion of a more balanced face shape and features. Brows can even affect the impression of an individual’s persona so choosing a pair of eyebrows that suits both the face and personality to create a positive impression is no mean feat. If there are changes in body weight, face shape and/or skin condition, eyebrows will have to be redesigned to achieve the ideal golden ratio in our facial features. 
Popular eyebrow embroidery chain Allure Beauty has recently launched a new embroidery technique named Signature Misty Brows. Allure Beauty brow experts are trained to design brows using the golden ratio technique so brows can frame the face perfectly and complement facial features harmoniously instead of following trends. 
The Signature Misty Brows are the result of combining two embroidery techniques involving two different sets of needles. The process involves filling in the brows by using hair strokes and also replicating the effect of brow powder, which gives it an ultra natural finish. 
The Signature Misty Brows is available at all Allure Beauty Saloon branches at a cost of $1477-$3880. 

More information is available at:
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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Lifestyle@LXG: Discovering Sothys latest Youth Cream and Youth Serum.

"According to Sothys, 80% of ageing is said to be caused by the environment, while 20% is purely biological". 

I was recently given a jar of the new Sothys Vitality Youth Cream $139 and the Perfect Shape Youth Serum $189. The objective of the Vitality Youth Cream is to “fix” any skin problem before they get worse. The cream is said to reduce the signs of fatigue while making the features smoother and the skin tone more even, so skin radiates freshness and youthfulness. 

The Perfect Shape Youth Serum, which is enriched with Peptides M3.0 helps boost collagen synthesis to lift up and tighten the skin; improving skin tone and contour. With its anti-fat and anti-water complex, it also eliminates excess fat and smoothes the décolleté. 

The Perfect Shape Youth Serum is said to instantly reshape, redefine, and protect the facial contours with an enveloping texture for a perfect face shape at any age. This particular serum was inspired by the Korean thread lift - a popular aesthetic procedure where surgical threads are inserted under the skin to tighten sagging or slackened areas of the face; and Ultrasound which uses sound energy to remove facial fat to create a more contoured appearance, and potent active ingredients like Peptides M3.0, which boosts collagen synthesis and guarantees an effective and long-lasting dermal structure to lift, tone, and tighten the face. 

There are six Youth Serums in the line; Unifying Youth Serum, Firming Specific Youth Serum, Reconstructive Youth SerumDetoxifying Anti-Free Radical Youth SerumWrinkle-Specific Youth Serum and the Perfect Shape Youth Serum are most beneficial when they are layered over each other to optimise each of their unique abilities. 

The texture of the Perfect Shape Youth Serum is slightly heavy (which I personally prefer) and smells subtle and pleasant. The most important part is the fact that you can actually see and feel your jawline lift and tighten when you apply it. 

The Youth Creams come in five variations; Redensifying Youth Cream, Vitality Youth Cream, Wrinkle Targetting Youth Cream, Firming Youth Cream and the Reconstructing Youth Cream. 

I received the Firming Youth Cream, which has a lovely light texture and scent and melts into the skin easily. Layered over the serum, it leaves the skin looking plump, firm and moisturised and makeup looks flawless when applied over this combo. 

Like all Sothys products, the range does not disappoint and delivers what it promises. 

To find the right Youth Cream and Youth Serum suitable for your skin type and age, visit any Sothys Salon or like their page at www.facebook.com/SothysSingapore. 

Sothys skin care products are available exclusively at Sothys salons islandwide. To find out more about the products and to take advantage of their special promotional pricing, click here!

Saturday, 27 May 2017

LADY@LXG: Just discovered the PERFECT lifting treatment for those with a zero tolerance for pain.

Scaredy-cats and those with a zero tolerance for pain can rejoice, cos this here is a treatment that literally has zero discomfort. In fact, its so relaxing, you can enjoy an hour-long nap, while the therapist runs the hand-piece of the Sygmalift, over and over your face, contouring and lifting your cheeks and jawline for 60-minutes, until you wake up, totally refreshed to much tighter, younger and brighter facial features!
So thats me posing away before my treatment

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the treatment actually worked. I started off being a bit skeptical (as one often is), cos if it has no pain, how effective can it really be right? Well I shall be the first to admit that I was wrong, cos the SygmaLift actually does work. 

However, to maintain the results, you do need to go for three sessions, one per week, in order for your face to remain lifted and youthful for a period of between six-months to one-year. The results, like all treatments, depends on your lifestyle and body, so if you have a relatively crappy lifestyle like myself (think insomnia, diet fuelled by junk food, cake and candy), don't expect it to last the whole year. 
The doctor and therapists were all really nice and friendly and super helpful. After bombarding the doctor with a barrage of questions, I was led into a room to have my “before” photos taken. After which my therapist Kristy cleansed the lower part of my face and applied some gel and commenced with the treatment. 

Posing for a quick photo while bombarding the doctor with all my questions

Thirty-minutes later, one side of my face was much higher, my nasolabial folds (those ugly lines that run from your nose down to your mouth on either side of your face) were completely erased, almost like they had been ironed out, and my jawline was so much sharper. 

After letting me admire myself for a while, Kristy then progressed to lift the other side of my face. Once the lifting was complete, she removed the gel, ran a cold laser over the treated area (no feeling of discomfort or anything whatsoever), toned my skin with deliciously scented rose toner, applied some moisturiser and viola, I looked so much younger than when I walked in an hour ago.

No nasolabial fold on the LEFT side of my face
If you notice that your jawline is starting to get a little less defined or your nasolabial folds are looking a little too pronounced or you simply want to give your face a bit of freshening-up and lifting, call Kowayo clinic, which is located at 1 Raffles link 01-03B, 1 Raffles Link (nearest MRT is City Hall) on 6884 4280 to find out more about the treatment. 

Three sessions of SygmaLift, which is actually recommended or the results won't last you more than a month tops, would cost you $2,400 and last for between six months to a year, which if you break it down and do the math, is pretty decent. 

The SygmaLift puts the old adage "no pain, no gain" to complete shame, cos in this case, you get all the gain minus any pain! 

Friday, 25 November 2016

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Karryl discovers the secret to hydrated skin!

Take good care of your skin and hydrate. If you have good skin, everything else will fall into place ~ Liya Kebede

We all know that good hydration is key to clear, glowing skin. But finding the right moisturiser for your skin can sometimes be a challenge, especially when you are dealing with a skin identity crisis. I’ve always thought that I have oily skin, based on the fact that my face could soak up an entire blotting sheet by mid-day. 

Until a year ago, however, a skin analysis revealed something else – as if being an oil field isn’t bad enough, my skin is also severely dehydrated. 

While this may sound contradictory, dehydrated oily skin (yes, there’s actually a term for it!) is actually fairly common, according to the consultant.

That said, finding the right juice for my Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde skin remains a work in progress, as many of the products I’ve tried are either too drying, not hydrating enough, or way too rich. But this seems set to change after I got my hands on a bottle of EHA’s Hydra Serum. To be honest, I was initially skeptical of what the serum could do. While I love its water-like texture and quick absorbency, I wasn’t so certain if it delivered enough hydration to my skin. 

Nonetheless I decided to give it some time to see if the product could live up to its claims. 

Apart from using it twice a day as instructed, I also indulged in a weekly DIY beauty routine using compressed sheet masks soaked in the serum for a more intense hydration boost.

A month later, and here’s my verdict – I absolutely love, love, love EHA’s Hydra Serum! I might not have the perfect skin (at least not yet), but the difference is remarkable. 

Not only does my skin look clearer and plumped up, it stays matte longer and feels incredibly healthy. Priced at $120 for a 30ml bottle, EHA Hydra Serum may be a little pricey, but I say it’s totally worth the investment!

EHA brand products are made in Japan and are available exclusively at EHA Skincare which is located #03-28 Shaw Centre in Orchard. The staff are very helpful and will guide you in finding the right product for your skin type and condition. 

Saturday, 27 August 2016

LADY@LXG: OH MY GAAWD! Win ONE YEAR'S supply of HASK Hair Products!!!

Want to take part and win yourself a goodie bag with ONE WHOLE AMAZING YEAR'S supply of HASK hair products?

The first 3 readers to follow us and answer this question correctly will win the prize. Its as simple as that.

Who is HASK’s brand ambassador?  

If you are not sure, check my review here

Good luck everyone and I can guarantee that three lucky folk are going to have a a whole year of good hair days! 

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

FILM@LXG: Suicide Squad or So-So Squad?

Suicide Squad... what a load of old cobblers! 

Story and editing a total mess. To call it a mind-numbing mash-up of music videos and tired clichés would be an understatement.

The rumours were true... David Ayers' original cut was supposed to be much darker and more linear. After the huge response to the first trailer, WB got cold feet, ditched the original version and got the company who cut the trailer, Trailer Park, to recut the entire story... As a result it looks like a long series of trailers or pop videos... What do you expect from a company who've only ever cut trailers, as their name suggests?
One or two gags. But most of what you see in the trailers isn't even in the movie!!! Such a wasted opportunity. But the kill-score is what will nevertheless make this movie a hit....

This was a serious injustice to it's comic book origins. Without giving anything away, there are cameos. 

But edited in such a rushed way that you feel neither the impact or excitement. 
And quite honestly if you look / listen carefully some of their scenes look as if they've cut in between what would have been much longer (and I feel much needed) monologues.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

FILM@LXG: We are loving Stranger Things on Netflix

Stranger Things‬ is one of the unexpected hits of the year so far... 

A horror/mystery that pays homage to the style of Spielberg and immerses itself in everything that was cool about the '80's, including the retro opening titles and accompanying music.
Also the best ensemble of child actors in a long while. This was a real pleasure for us at LXG to binge-watch... and we are really looking forward to Season 2.
If you haven't watched this yet, you should. Its a gripping series thats making waves online. Better yet, you can like us, binge watch the entire series, commercial free, on Netflix.