Advertorial– Slim Couture

 So if you’ve followed me since years and years ago, you’d know I’ve been battling fluctuating size issues.

DISCLAIMER: Now, before anyone kills me, I am NOT overweight. In fact, according to my BMI, I’m underweight. BUT you see, I do NOT care about my weight at all. I care about how I LOOK in pics and videos.

I have VERY light bones. Would you believe me if I told you I’ve been sub-40kg(and healthily so) at this exact height? Of course that was a long time ago in secondary school(yes fml I haven’t grown taller since).

The ideal weight to me, at this point, is 42 kg. And when I diet/cut carbs/snack less, I can easily bring it down to 42kg.

BUT BUT BUT, what’s the point of being 42kg when my arms, thighs and belly are still FLABBY???

I have already tried every diet there is. Even took damn strong appetite-suppressant pills in a bid to eat less. And yes, I did lose weight! But light on the scale DOES NOT MEAN SKINNY. Any of you light-weight girls feel my woes???

I really don’t care if I’m 46 or 47 kg, as long as I have skinny arms and thighs and a flat tummy.

So when a hot gf of mine sported some round, cupping bruises on her arms and told me about Slim Couture (when I asked how she got them), my interest was instantly piqued! I thought, “Wah she’s already skinny and chio, why does she still need this??” I mean, it would be perfectly reasonable if she were fat, but she’s not!

Then I was introduced to the world of SPOT REDUCTION with Slim Couture… While Slim Couture serves many clients who want to lose weight in general, they also have clients such as myself, who are already at an ideal weight but just want to shed some flab in specific areas! These are MUCH harder to lose than just general weight IMO!

I will not be touching much on weight loss in this post and my post(s) to come, as it’s not a personal goal to lose weight. My concern is actual loss in inches/cm in the above-mentioned areas! (For those who wish to learn more about how Slim Couture helps with general weight loss, you might wanna check out Yina’s blog post HERE. Quite informative!)

At Slim Couture for the very first time! Yes I think I look nubbad here but you can already spot the flabby right arm! It’s damn xinku to always have to put my arms at my sides so I can kiap (flatten) the flab down plus suck tummy in ALL THE TIME!

I feel like you all will laugh at me cos my IG pics are almost perfect(as in skinny enough) and even the ones in this post aren’t bad. But HOLD IT FIRST. Cos I took before pics and I will post them when I’m done with my treatments so you can compare and judge. :)

Another “suck belly in and kiap arm fats” pose. I’M SO GOOD AT THESE HAHAHHA. This time with 2 framed awards Slim Couture received in 2013/2014! Singapore Quality Brands and Top 100 Excellence Award! 

Obviously, many ladies deem them to be worthy of the awards cos Slim Couture’s wait list upon payment is about a month long! Their after-5pm appointments are 100% full for the next 4 weeks already, and 95% full for before-5pm!!!  VERYYYY grateful they were able to squeeze in my appointments(mine is usually 12pm or 3pm) cos I’ve a lot of filming and shoots coming up and the timing is just nice! Gotta be in tip-top shape for them! If you’ve any important upcoming events like your wedding/photoshoot/Zoukout, best to book in advance so you get the slots you want!

LOL should have taken a pic of my belly when I’m sitting down in this faux leather skirt. It’s super unforgiving. Pics are SO deceiving hahaha. Plus I know my angles well by now. Don’t be fooled by these pics even though I’d be happy if you think I’m this skinny lol.

So yeah, as I’m typing this, I’m halfway through my 8-sessions course. 4 done already! Slim Couture uses all natural TCM methods of guasha (scraping)and baguan (cupping), as well as a diet, to combat your weight/size issues. There is nothing unnatural– no pills, no needles, no foreign substances to consume, or anything unhealthy– no starvation, no weird restrictions on your lifestyle etc. I’ll elaborate on this in my results post, but I can say surely that there are no major changes to my lifestyle, other than eating a lot of cherry tomatoes haha. I love them(esp the round ones) so yay!

This pic was taken after Session 3. I edited away most of the bruising on my thighs cos it’s top secret where they place their baguans hahaha but zero editing to the size of my thighs. My Photoshop skills are also nowhere as good as editing this on tiles la hor. If I made my thighs skinnier, the lines of the tiles will warp #justsaying.

To date, meaning after 3 sessions(results are taken at the start of each session so I don’t have Session 4′s results yet), I’ve lost 1+kg (like I said, I don’t care about my weight so I’m ambivalent about this result haha), and the part that amazes me the most is that I lost 3cm off the circumference of EACH of my thighs, arms, waist and hips!!! 3cm is A LOT cos my frame was already very small to begin with.

Total cm loss is…

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18cm. NO. FREAKIN. WAY.

I found it so incredulous, I kept asking Angie(my therapist), “YOU SURE OR NOT? ARE YOU SQUEEZING MY ARM??? MEASURE AGAIN LEH!

She just laughed and patiently took my measurements again, each time letting me check myself haha. REALLY SMALLER LEH WTF.

To be really honest, after Session 2, I really wanted to give up. I don’t have a lot of flesh(just flab fml) so the guasha was particularly painful for me. The first 2 sessions especially cos my body wasn’t used to it at all. It hurt at my inner arms the most, was very ticklish bordering on pain at the sides of my waist and my abdomen, the rest were okay. Baguan is totally bearable for me.

But Session 3 and 4 were really decent! I’m used to the guasha by now(it REALLY helps you sleep better, every time I go to Slim Couture, I KO like a baby at night haha), so it’s mostly just ticklish for me. I’m VERY ticklish btw lol. But you’ll get used to it in a couple of sessions! And OMG the results! They’re nothing short of spectacular! Now I feel I’m retarded for wanting to quit after 2 sessions hahahha.

Can’t wait to see and share what results the following 4 sessions will deliver! X

 Slim Couture

190 Clemenceau Ave 2

Singapore Shopping Center #05-29

Singapore 239924

Number: 63368665

China Square Central

18 Cross Street, #02-06
China Square Central 
Singapore 048423
Number: (+65) 6536 8586
Email: askexperts@slim-couture.com
Slim Couture’s website
Slim Couture’s Facebook page

 

 

 

 

Advertorial– Ginza Calla

I gotta admit. I love my hair. I love it on my head, my lashes and my brows.

BUT NOWHERE ELSE.

C’mon, who likes unwanted, unsightly, UGLY hair anywhere else right??? And getting rid of all this hair is sooooo tedious, troublesome, and most times, painful.

I want baby smooth skin all the time and in my quest to achieve that, I’ve tried literally EVERY hair-removing/reducing method there is available. Shaving. Waxing. Depilating. Most of these methods leave my skin raw and painful, or have crappy coarse regrowth, and at best, I just wanna get it over and done with ASAP! Also, MANY people have told me waxing stretches your skin in the long term!!! I personally don’t know how far this is true but it does make sense right? All the pulling and yanking of your skin can’t be good if you do it so often!

I’ve been really fortunate to be invited to all sorts of trials and try out very new techniques/advancements first hand. So today, I’m gonna be introducing a hair-removing salon that actually cares for your skin! It’s called Ginza Calla and I went to the new outlet at Plaza Singapura last week!

#04-55 at the new wing of Plaza Sing!

Entering the first Ginza Calla in Singapore!

Swanky reception!

And me about to start my consultation and treatment!

In case you didn’t already know, Ginza Calla is HUGE in Japan. Over the past 21 years, Ginza Calla has served over 300,000 women in over 30 stores across Japan, 3 in Shanghai and 2 in Hong Kong(I LOVE stats hahaha!)! That’s an incredible number of women who’ve benefited from the benefits of Ginza Calla’s hair removal techniques!

WHY do SO many women choose Ginza Calla over all the multitude of hair-removing techniques available??? (Especially when there’re too-good-to-be-true deals on coupon sites? If you were considering those, just do a quick search on Google on the name of the salon. SO many complaints! Hardselling, charging many more times the original amount for “extra” shots, charging for even the gel used for IPL, slotting you in at awkward timings at far-out and less popular outlets, or not being able to slot you in at all! You’ll see why I didn’t bother with those.)

At Ginza Calla, on top of being hair removal specialists, they pride themselves in TAKING CARE OF YOUR SKIN before and after the IPL session. They believe there is nothing more important than to deeply moisturize, hydrate and nourish your skin during the IPL process.

So at Ginza Calla, they use their very own researched and developed “美肌潤美BIHADA-JUNBI”, a gorgeously luscious moisturizing lotion that will make your skin beautiful and supple. The super cool thing is that this lotion is used in what Ginza Calla terms the “美肌潤美BIHADA-JUNBI” Moisture Enriched Mist-Shower, which is a high-pressure jet spray that feels very cooling and soothing, before the IPL process to prep the skin and also after to nourish your skin even more! The result is luscious baby smooth and soft skin!

Before I got started on the IPL treatments, I went through a short consultation on which areas I want the IPL treatment on, and the standard questions on whether I’m not well, am on medication, or have allergies etc. That’s when the specialist told me this shocking fact: Most of you might not know this(I didn’t either!), but IPL really dries out your skin! Think about it. If the lasers are strong enough to KILL(or damage) the hair follicles underneath, what’s it doing to your skin ABOVE it? Having said that, IPL isn’t dangerous or harmful for your skin, just drying!

I haven’t done IPL a lot but my skin IS very dry to begin with! Can’t wait to try out the treatment and see the effects of the Bihada-Junbi lotion before and after my treatment; hope it’ll help! I opted for lower arm and lower leg as well as bikini line IPL!

My very no-frills clean and tidy room!

Ginza Calla’s very special IPL machine emits FIVE pulses per shot, instead of the standard 3!!! So less shots are necessary. Ginza Calla does NOT charge by number of shots(I personally think that’s cheating money cos who determines how many shots you need?). But what this means is a FASTER and LESSER SENSATION procedure for you!

Ginza Calla’s propriety high-pressure jet spray machine! This is the famed machine that delivers the Bihada-Junbi lotion to the deeper layers of your skin, ensuring deep moisturization and leaving your skin dewy and supple after you’re done!

Changed into my pink robe for the treatments to begin!

Using the Jet Spray to get the Bihada-Junbi DEEP in my skin!

 How Bihada-Junbi works:

“美肌潤美 BIHADA-JUNBI” IS A MOISTURIZING LOTION CO-DEVELOPED WITH DERMATOLOGISTS.

Apart from conventional Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen, dermatologists recommend these 4 active ingredients for
optimal skincare that is known for superb moisture lock abilities.

Hyaluronic Acid Retains moisture and provides intense hydration
Collagen Intense hydration and builds beautiful skin that radiates
APPS (a highly soluble vitamin C derivative) Builds beautiful skin, ensures deep hydration and aids in aging care
Ceramide Locks in moisture in your skin
7 Types of Natural Herbs Gentle on skin & will not irritate sensitive skin
Natural Job’s Tears Extract Hydrates for radiance and helps build beautiful skin

  

Next, gel is applied very generously on the area to be treated.

And the pulsing begins! For lower legs and lower arms, I felt really next to nothing. For the bikini area, there was a warm sensation at some parts but it’s much less painful than traditional IPL imo. I think it’s because the Bihada-Junbi lotion has plumped my skin up with moisture, totally wonderful!

 More pulsing… So comfy I’m gettin’ sleepyyy.

 And then, the specialist wiped off the gel and finished my treatment with one more thorough round of Bihada-Junbi jet spray and I’M DONE!!! Super fast and pain-free!

Ginza Calla also gave me a bottle of precious Bihada-Junbi lotion to take home for my own use!!! So loved!

Okay, so this is the part where you pay attention… Ginza Calla is offering some seriously awesome deals for their opening promo!

UNLIMITED Sessions Underarm OR V-line – $40  (Usual price $675)

OR

3 Sessions Lower Arm + Lower Legs – $40 (Usual price $800)

BOTH VALID FOR A VERY LIMITED TIME ONLY. EXPIRES 31 July 2014! So please hurry and don’t miss this!

Quote “Yan Kay Kay”  cos the first 50 readers who quote and sign up for any package* will get a free bottle of Bihada-Junbi! *Opening promo not included

Also, those you love to go for such beauty treatments with a friend, do take note of their B.F.F Campaign. If your friend gets a plan over $500, you will immediately get a $150 in-house credit voucher + you and your friend will each receive 6 sessions of a small part treatment (worth $150) for FREE!

More info can be found here: http://www.ginza-calla.com.sg/

Follow Ginza Calla Singapore Facebook page for more timely updates on promotions and flash deals!

68 ORCHARD ROAD

#04-55 PLAZA SINGAPURA

SINGAPORE 238839

Tel: +65-6238-8850

Email: inquiry@ginza-calla.biz

Opening Hours: 11:00 ~ 21:00