Advertorial– Estetica

VERY HAPPY to be sharing today’s post with you all!

Cos guess who’s on board the star-studded list of celebrities(them, not me) who are sponsored by Estetica???

Together with Jesseca Liu(lucky girl is the ambassador) and Romeo Tan(MY ALL TIME FAVE LOCAL ACTOR. I LOVE YOU ROMEO! Haha like he reads my blog lolol.), I got to try out Estetica’s facial treatment!

If you’ve been to any of the 9 outlets that Estetica have, you might have seen Jesseca Liu’s giant poster there! I saw it at Tampines Mall, it’s like several stories high!

The one that I went to is at Plaza Singapura! So without more ado, lemme share my Estetica experience with you girls!

Arriving at the 6th floor of Plaza Sing…

#06-18 of Plaza Sing, beside the food court. You can’t miss it! Love love love the purple deco cos purple’s my fave colour!

The reception area. So tastefully decorated. Clean and bright yet still feels like someone’s (very nice) home!

Some of their stellar products on display for your perusal. I think it’s awesome that facial places have seats for patient bfs/gfs/husbands/wives!

See the beautiful Jesseca Liu on the TV screen on the left. She’s soooo beautiful and her skin is so flawless omg. Let’s hope I achieve some of her glow and radiance with my facial today!

My consultation room. Purple table top! I want this in my room too!

So here’s Estetica’s analysis of my skin. Only 2 aspects in the normal zone! And my complexion is… ;(((

Okay let’s not dwell on the negative! Here are the 2 treatments Estetica recommended for me to improve my skin’s condition!

1. Derma Calm Facial (Awarded Best Calming Facial by The Singapore Women’s Weekly 2014 Spa Awards):
2. Oxygen Glow Therapy (Awarded Best Radiance Reviver Facial by Blissful Brides 2012 Spa Awards):
 
Both are like super good right?? I LOVE reading these product/service descriptions!!! They make me really look forward to my experience and I enjoy it so much more cos I know the good stuff happening!
Procedure of the treatment:
- Cleanse
- Shoulder Massage
- Extraction (*scared* this part sounds painful! But let’s see!)
- Oxygen Glow Therapy (consisting of O2 Spray & O2 Infusion)
- Application of 2 serums – Ultra Calm Serum to soothe and repair my skin & Anti-Acne Serum for targeted problem areas
- Mask
- Moisturizer
LET’S START!!!

My view of the very purple room! Did you know purple/lavender is a soothing colour? If you sleep in a lavender-coloured room, your sleep is said to be deeper and more relaxed! Good thinking, Estetica!

Best facial bed ever!

Because…

The beds are freakin custom-made!

The curvature feels like the Tempur one that costs 8k, which is on my Christmas wish list. Anyone wanna make my wish come true? Hahaha. Till then, I shall hope Estetica invites me back for more of these glorious treatments so I can KO in utter bliss on these beds. (Also, I keep thinking “MAYBE Romeo lied on THIS bed?” LOL #creeperalert)

Changed into my comfy white robe. Can’t wait!

Before we begin, lemme show you a horrific giant pic of my non-made up face haha. You’ve been warned…

No filter (I used MYXJ to make my face more V-shaped but that’s all the editing I did!). My skin has calmed down A LOT after being put on a customized regime, but I still get the occasional zit(see forehead) and redness around my chin. My skin is also veryyy dry and when I don’t moisturize enough, it has a tendency to get oily(see forehead again. WTH is wrong with my forehead today? LOL). Very tragic.

Estetica, pretty please calm my skin and gimme the glow all your customers rave about!

 

Melting into the almost-Tempur bed.

With my hair and body wrapped up. I look like a purple mermaid hahahah.

The lights were dimmed for a superb neck and shoulder massage. Honestly I was a little bit worried at this point. I thought, “Why are they giving me such a shiok massage? Is it cos the extraction part is very painful???” Hahahaha. Now that I know better, I should’ve just relaxed even more and enjoyed my massage cos it was really so damn good!

My eyes were covered for the facial steaming…

Then the extraction began. NOT painful one! I kept expecting pain but it just never happened! Some of the areas where she had to go deeper, she just did it slower, instead of harder. There was NONE of the tear-inducing extractions that I knew facials to be of!

The best part of the extraction process was that every time she finished an area, she’d immediately put this cotton pad soaked with a super cooling liquid on the part she worked on. It felt soooo soothing… But in the end, I looked like:

HAHAHHAHAHA. Obviously I had no idea at that time cos my eyes were closed the entire time but this pic cracks me up. I look so funny here!

Moving on… Next up is the Oxygen Glow Therapy!

 The oxygen spray infusing much needed oxygen to my face! This feels really special! It’s like pulses of oxygen being pumped onto and into my skin at very regular intervals. And it makes this sound that reminds me of the beat of a fast song haha, like “pump, pump, pump pump, pump, pump, pump pump”. Now say that very fast! Hahahah. It’s really relaxing and feels like a massage!

 Followed by the O2 Infusion!

The machine that pulses all this precious oxygen on my face! (Not literally an injection haha)

Then the Ultra Calm Serum to soothe and repair my skin & Anti-Acne Serum for targeted problem areas. I love serums!

This step was incredibly calming for my skin. It was very cooling and my skin felt really soothed. 

Another HAHA pic.

But I think the ULTIMATE PIC OF THE DAY has got to be THIS:

WHAT. IS. THIS.? This is not me! Lolol. This was actually a mask to calm my skin after all the extraction!

 

 Laugh all you want. Cos I’m the one who has the last laugh. Because I left Estetica looking like…

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Again, no filter. Zero makeup either. My skin is significantly calmer and I look so well-rested! And the glow on my face is unmistakable.

I stood at the exact same spot(before & after) in my treatment room so Idk why the lighting seems different but here’s a side by side comparison:

Neither pic is filtered, I swear. (Try to overlook the lighting difference please, sorry about it!) The big zit on my forehead looks much less angry and virtually gone, and the redness on my chin also went away. I think the glow is the best part of this facial! Before pic looks so shag haha. After pic is WHOA. I’m not praising myself okay? Just awed by the difference in radiance. :)

Estetica also gave me some awesome products to bring home!

Home-care products:
ést.lab SunShield SPF 50 (Awarded Best Tinted Moisturizer by The Singapore Women’s Weekly 2014 Beauty Awards)
- ést.lab VitaLift A+  Brillage Mask (Romeo uses this! I saw on his IG! Hahaha I’m totally smitten.)

This is the ést.lab SunShield SPF 50 (Awarded Best Tinted Moisturizer by The Singapore Women’s Weekly 2014 Beauty Awards). You see the STAMP OF APPROVAL? I told you all I LOVE these chops right? Whenever I see them, I know the product is confirmed awesome haha. The texture of this is very very light and it gets absorbed really quickly. I’ve only tried this on my hand cos I’ve 2 current sunblocks(IDS and 1028) I’m still using so I’ll wait till I’m done with them before trying this!

Estetica Customised Facial (75mins) 1st Trial Promo is only at $68 (U.P. $198)

And now here’s a deal for all you angels that read the entire post! Exclusive for my first 50 readers that sign up for the 1st Trial Promo, you get a complimentary Oxygen Infusion Therapy worth $128!! Guys are welcome too! Just put your details in here:

http://www.esteticabeauty.com/kaykay1/

More on Estetica here: Facebook: (www.facebook.com/esteticabeautysg) and IG (@esteticabeautysg)

Outlets

Bukit Panjang
#04-08/09 Bukit Panjang Plaza, Singapore 677743 Tel: +65 6766 9668

 

Choa Chu Kang
Blk 307 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #01-691, Singapore 680307 Tel: +65 6763 7775

 

Dhoby Ghaut/Orchard
#06-18 Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839 Tel: +65 6737 2234

 

Marine Parade
Blk 86 #01-670 Marine Parade Central, Singapore 440086 Tel: +65 6440 0112

 

Punggol
#01-05 Punggol Plaza, Singapore 820168 Tel: +65 6343 9939

 

Serangoon
#02-37 nex @ Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083 Tel: +65 6285 6372

 

Tampines
#B1-04 Tampines Mall, Singapore 529510 Tel: +65 6788 0188

 

Westgate
3, Gateway Drive, Westgate #03-49, Singapore 608532 Tel: +65 6465 9118

 

Yishun
#03-57/58 Northpoint, Singapore 769098 Tel: +65 6755 5726

 

Advertorial– 1028

This post is gonna excite a lot of you! Especially those with an obsession with being fair and those with oily skin woes!

Now, you know the MOST fundamental part of skincare is SUNBLOCK right?

No matter where you get your skincare from, from a clinic like IDS or from beauty counters or pharmacies, the one thing they have in common is that they always stress on the importance of sunblock.

Without protection from the sun and UV rays, your skin WILL age FAST. And wtv product you use can’t completely undo sun damage.

Don’t need me to say la right? Everyone knows sunblock is mandatory.

Personally, I’m SUPER kiasu. I always wear sunblock. On days I have outdoor shoots or I know I’m gonna be under the sun for a long period of time(read: more than 15 mins lol), I even take ORAL sunblock haha. If anyone’s interested, I take the Heliocare orange pills, and their orange and green ones for extra protection when I feel I need more. This is normal right??? I have even more kiasu friends who wear sunblock to Zouk, I swear! Like at night!

Having said that, I think it’s safe to say that VERY few people like to put on sunblock. It’s not pleasant. Some are thick, some too watery, some don’t spread evenly, some make your skin oil up. Correct??

Well, today Imma introduce a new brand(new to Singapore!) called 1028 that will change the way you view sunblock!

1028 is from Taiwan and it’s HUGE there. The Taiwanese girls LOVE being fair, to the point that they go for whitening jabs just to be fair(I did those a couple of times before they were banned in Singapore! They worked but results don’t last very long. In any case, banned already la. *sad*)!

So anyway, back to 1028. I know you’re skeptical cos I was too! I’ve literally NEVER heard of the brand!

But they sent me these 2 products to try and I did anyway…

The 1028 Skin UV Whitening Sunscreen and the 1028 Ultimate Oil-Control Powder. The packaging is so clean and sweet!

Bare-faced with just the Skin UV Whitening Sunscreen on. The texture is FABULOUS. Really light, thin and it’s absorbed immediately! Such a brightening effect too!

I’ve used it for a week and I LOVE it. Enough coverage(for a sunscreen) plus I feel it has evened out the tone of my skin. My skin feels really protected without any of that “sunblock feeling”!

 These are its benefits:

  • Non greasy
  • Can be used as a skin care essence base
  • Boast of SPF 50 protection
  • Contains 2% tranexamic acid with Vitamin C, hence making it highly effective in skin whitening as well
 Watch the video on my new fave sunscreen. They put it on half her face so you can compare better! (Video is in mandarin but their mandarin is so pro even I don’t understand some terms haha. Just watch, you’ll get the gist!)

Next up, the 1028 Ultimate Oil-Control Powder that goes so well with the sunscreen!

This is with the sunscreen and then the 1028 Ultimate Oil-Control Powder over it. You’re supposed to use it over your T-zone and areas where you oil up more. I used it all over my face to show you girls the texture of this. It’s incredibly fine(not cakey AT ALL) and mattifies shiny areas without drying your skin like most powders do! Superb for touch-ups! And the packaging is so tiny and cute. Love this!

Benefits of 1028 Ultimate Oil-Control Powder:

  • Mineral-based ultimate oil control powder
  • Helps to keep your makeup stays matte throughout the dat
  • Perspiration proof
  • Cute small packaging, easy to carry around
Watch the YouTube video on this oil-control powder HERE!

Just for the month of August, you get 20% off when you buy both the Skin UV Whitening Sunscreen and the Ultimate Oil-Control Powder!

This promo is available at the following outlets:

Watsons:
- Tiong Bahru Plaza
- IMM
- Tampines Mall
- Singapore Post
- Ngee Ann City
- Bugis Junction
- City Square Mall
- AMK Hub
- Junction 8
- Novena Square
- Toa Payoh Hub
- Northpoint
- Bukit Panjang Plaza
- Causeway Point

SASA:
- Wisma Atria
- Westgate
- Tampines one
- Jurong Point
- 100 AM
- Plaza Singapura
- LOT 1
- Causeway Point
- Vivo City
- Great World City
- Junction 8
- Novene Square
- Parkway Parade
- Bedok Mall
- Hougang Mall
- NEX
- Chinatown Point
- Holland Village
- Northpoint
- Clifford Centre

Sorry for the long list! Just know that 1028 is gonna rock our shores in a big way! Lots of exciting stuff they have other than these! Can’t wait to try out more and share! :)

 FB Page: 1028 Singapore

Instagram: @1028SINGAPORE