Sunday, November 27, 2016

Eyebrow Embroidery Touch-up @ Janssen Cosmetics

It has been a while since I have blogged about my virgin eyebrow embroidery experience at Janssen Cosmetics, Kota Damansara. After the embroidery, I have gotten countless compliments on my newly done brows. Needless to say, I was happy to make the decision to do my brows at Janssen Cosmetics.

Fast forward to more than half year later - I thought I needed a touch-up since I have several important functions to attend in December. One of them is to attend my best friend's wedding in Kuching. Thus, I called Teng Teng up and told her that I need a touch-up so that I can look my best for my best friend's wedding.

Let me show you a picture of the previous embroidery that I did...

Well, everything was fine except for the fact that my brows have grown longer and I didn't manage to trim them at all thus, the unshapely hair on my brows.

In this entry, I am going to bring you through the touch-up process.

Upon arriving at Janssen Cosmetics, I was ushered into the consultation and treatment room. Teng Teng swiftly applied anesthetic onto my brows.

Teng Teng told me this anesthetic is the upgraded version of the one I used half year ago. The anesthetic ensures there is close to zero pain during the embroidery process. This version also takes lesser time for the pain-free effect to kick in. I think this is a great news for those of you who have lower pain tolerance.

After around 8 minutes, Teng Teng started to work her magic on my brows.

Teng Teng was right - this time around, there was even lesser pain than the last touch-up I went for. I couldn't feel much pain at all. For your information, I am not a person who could tolerate much pain so, if I actually say the pain is minimal, well, I mean it.

The entire touch-up process from the application anesthetic took around 45 minutes to 1 hour.

I opted for Korean straight eyebrows this time around to replace my normal arched brows. Teng Teng is really good at designing eyebrows that would fit the different face shapes.

You will have no worries to leave all your doubts in her hands.

Like usual, here's a picture of my touched-up eyebrows an hour later.

Again, for those of you who have a lot of doubts on eyebrow embroidery, feel free to check out my two-cent on eyebrow embroidery done at Janssen Cosmetics.

If you are interested to let Teng Teng works her magic on your brows, you can always contact her by clicking here. Rest assured that she will get back to you very fast.

This is not a sponsored entry if you are wondering. I am just like some of you out there, a satisfied client of Janssen Cosmetics.

Just like any embroidery, be it touch-up or anything, you have to take good care of it even after the process. If you would want to speed up the healing process, you can use any lip ointment but if you do not feel like getting any lip ointments out there, feel free to ask Teng Teng about the ointment she has.

The first 24 hours after the touch-up, I made sure my brows did not touch water at all. I kept them dry to avoid the pigment getting soaked.

Everyday after shower, I applied the ointment as generously as possible. That probably was the first time ever in my entire life that I was so religious in applying ointment. I wanted to test the ointment out actually.

For the first time in my life, I realized this ointment actually did wonders. Teng Teng was right, this ointment is way better than the previous one as it really did speed up the healing process.

However, please bear in mind you will not look classy at all after the ointment application.

Well, I have no complaint since the healing part actually took less than a week this time.

On the fourth day, I basically went out, telling friends, "I woke up, looking like this!"

Previously, it took my skin around 7 to 9 days to heal completely and I had to bear with shin-chan eyebrows for those 9 days!

The picture above was taken on the fourth day after the eyebrow embroidery. I assure you, it is not as dark as it seems honestly - it's the lighting.

To end this entry, let me share with you, the result after a week.

Well, what can I say - now, my eyebrows look perfect!

I'm ready to attend all the functions scheduled in December thanks to Teng Teng at Janssen Cosmetics!

Please hit her up if you are interested in eyebrow embroidery. She is one helpful and friendly beautician who is always ready to help.

Janssen Cosmetics actually provides a range of beauty related services, especially since they have moved to Dataran Cascades @ Kota Damansara. With a more spacious area for clients to move around, you can be sure you are going to enjoy the new environment.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Wonder Woman x Missha M Magic Cushion

I was a bit overwhelmed when I went to Korea last year. Part of it was because I didn't know what to buy although I did have a shopping list ready. The first outlet I actually stepped into was Missha. The only reason I went into Missha was because I wanted to pick something up for my sister.

Then, I came across Missha x Wonder Woman collection.

Honestly, I was never a big fan or Wonder Woman nor will I be one in future. However, when I got to know that the entire collection was on sale, I went frantic! I picked up two of the cushion foundation for 6000 won each (without refill), which was approximately RM24 at that time.

Just in case you are wondering about the differences between the blue and red packaging. Well, check out the picture below.

You can clearly see in the picture above that the cushion foundation with the red packaging gives a more matte finish whereas the other one gives a more dewy finish. So, that basically means the read one is for those with oily skin while the blue one is for those with drier skin. I wish I knew about this early. It was due to communication breakdown that I couldn't get what the beauty assistant was trying to tell me in one of the Missha outlets - I purchased the read one while my friend got the blue one.

Here's a picture of my purchase.

Nothing too spectacular because the packaging looks exactly like any other cushion foundations out there. To be honest, it is rather bulky comparing to the other foundations that I have. Well, I shan't complain about that.

The shade that I have gotten was No. 23 and for your information, I am a MAC NC25 and Korean foundations in the shade No. 23 suits me. So far, I have had no issues or problems with the shade at all and if I ever do in future, I'll let you all know.

If you are able to read Korean, here's a snap of the ingredients.

Just like any other cushion foundations out there, do make sure that your new cushion foundation are sealed. If it's not, you know it's not a new cushion foundation.

Anyway, the product does feel a bit to the thicker side if you'd ask me. I was really having high hope on this one since I was having really bad acne breakout at the time I wanted to start using this product. I was secretly hoping that this product could cover really well because all these years of using Missha BB cream, I've loved it so much to this very day!

Honestly, I was a bit worried on the consistency because my skin was in terrible mode and this product felt thick!

I was almost certain I wouldn't like it from just one swatch right at the back of my hand.

Negative thoughts aside, hence, I braved myself on applying the foundation on my skin.

There is nothing special with the application - all you need to do is just to pat the product using the puff onto your skin. Do note that it may take a little effort to blend the foundation onto the skin.

Indeed, with it's thicker consistency, this cushion foundation is able to give almost full coverage. Even the red veins at the side of my right nose is almost fully covered!

I was a bit shaken after half an hour of application because this foundation actually has the white cast effect - a really strong one if you're taking flash photography.

Gosh, I wasn't really ready for that.

I thought I saw a ghost in my reflection - like seriously!

However, under normal lighting, it looks quite okay.

Now, I am going to show you the differences of with and within the product on my skin - be prepared to be amazed!

I did not edit or photoshop my pictures at all and I am baring my skin to all of you.

Looks quite okay but please be prepared for a scare because you're gonna get it now! Imma show you one taken with flash photography.

Are you ready for it?


I showed it to the mister after the application and he got so shocked when he looked at me in real life. He said to me, "Please stop using that foundation! You look like a ghost!"

So much for a supportive other half, huh?

After a while, I came to understand the reasons why he said I resembled a ghost when I use the product.

The cracking kicked in just about one hour later and the cracks were pretty bad too!

The foundation sunk into my pores and made them more obvious. I saw streaks and streaks of foundation! Yikes! Blending was already so tedious and this was the result I got after an hour!

Honestly I was a bit disappointed on that day when I used it for the first time.

If you must know, I have already given away this foundation to a friend of mine who loves it.