Beauty Tips: 5 Korean Face Masks for Happy Skin ♡

Beauty Tips: For Happy Skin

Putting our best face forward everyday means that we’re constantly exposing our skin to the elements which can sometimes leave it thirsty and weathered. On top of an essential cleansing routine, pampering your skin with a little something extra is a great way to take your beauty regimen to a whole new level and give your skin the TLC it deserves.

Korean beauty products do exactly that! The latest beauty craze to take the world by storm, Korean beauty goodies are adored for their adorable packaging, unusual concoctions, exotic ingredients and ultimately, effective results.

Face masks are their specialty and everything from sheet to bubble masks have got beauty addicts swooning over their promises to transform skin texture, draw out impurities, brighten the complexion, re-set the ageing process and more.

I will be sharing with you the five Korean masks that you absolutely have to try and whether you choose to use it alone or as part of your 10-step routine, you are bound to find something here that you will fall in love with.


Here are five personally-picked Korean face masks for you :)

SKINFOOD | Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

One of Skinfood‘s holy grail products, this baby is loaded with brown sugar grains that exfoliate away at your dermis, leaving behind baby soft skin scented with the slightest hint of delicious caramel. The sugar granules dissolve as you massage the product in so as not to irritate or damage the delicate skin surrounding your face but there’s still enough grit in them to give your face a proper scrub. The product’s hydrating formula is also wonderfully lush and moisturizing.

ELIZAVECCA | Bubble Clay Mask

Treat your face to a relaxing bubble bath with this Elizavecca‘s unique product. Formulated with charcoal powder, green tea and collagen, this mask draws out impurities, sloughs away dead skin cells and pulls out icky pore-clogging dirt and sebum. The product consists of a gooey clay paste that when applied onto the skin, begins to bubble and froth away into a layer of tingly, foamy goodness. Massage the foam into your skin for about 1-2 minutes and rinse it off to reveal glowy, refreshed skin.

INNISFREE | It’s Real Squeeze Mask

When it comes to affordable sheet masks that deliver, Innisfree’s It’s Real Squeeze Masks are some of the most consistent ones around. Super-saturated in serums bursting with fresh, natural ingredients designed to target different concerns, pick one depending on your skin’s needs. Dry skin? Opt for Cucumber or Aloe. Need a brightness boost? Go with Acai Berry for instantly luminous skin. Because they’re so affordable, you can easily rotate between a few favourites for a nightly dose of indulgence.

TONY MOLY | Earth Beauty Rice Mask Sheet

The sheet mask from Tony Moly is made from actual rice paper that you’re meant to re-hydrate with an accompanying pack filled with essence that has been enriched with seven organic grain substances rich in antioxidants and brightening properties. Upon contact with the essence, the mask transforms into a gel sheet that clings and contours to your face, infusing it with all the goodness from the ingredients. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes and pat in the remaining essence for moisturised, dewy skin.

LANEIGE | Water Sleeping Mask

Sleeping masks are built on the principle that skin regeneration reaches its nude peak between the hours of 10pm-2am and Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask is one of the market’s most sought after products within this category – and with good reason. It’s gel-like texture melts into the dermis, locks in hydration and rejuvenates your face as you catch some zzzs. You’ll wake up to unquestionably plump, bouncy skin.

Where To Get These Korean Masks?

As you all already know – I am the shopping (with awesome bargains) queen – and as usual, I am of course going to share the good stuff!

Check out Saleduck to score vouchers, coupons and deals from your favourite beauty e-tailers and walk away with killer bargains off your next K-beauty haul!

Click HERE to shop Althea on Saleduck and see the selections of masks!

Thank you loves, for taking the time to read.

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My All-Natural Handcrafted Beauty Skincare | W.ANT Skincare ♡






About W.ANT Skincare

What attracts me to try them out?

They are handmade from pure botanical oils and minerals, and especially that they are free from synthetic ingredients, preservatives, colours and fragrances. Most important of all, cruelty-free. Their multi-tasking skincare products are formulated without water for 100% natural goodness.

On top of that, by making a purchase from W.ANT Skincare, you are contributing to local communities and especially to women in cooperatives in Bali, Indonesia and Benin, Africa.

Let your beauty shine through with your graciousness :)


Now, let’s have a FEEL on the products.

Beet This Honey Cleanser

Smells like honey, as stated. Yummy.

Texture is thick and may be slightly grainy – perfectly normal I guess as it’s made of honey. Add a few drops of water and it’ll rub in well during application.

It may be a little dry but with a few drops of water, you are good to go. Dry as it may be, it does not leave your face feeling sticky.

Ginger Clay Scrub Mask

Even though it’s made of ginger, it does not have the stinging scent and instead, it smells of mild chocolate.

It feels like sand initially but you can tell from the pictures that it gradually blends in well, making application smooth.

It may be a little sticky but does not feel oily.

The Facial Spritzer

Smells natural and fresh. I love it!

Water-based, easy to rub in.

Moisturizing without feeling oily and sticky. Bonus point!

The Face Oil

Smells like herb, and a little bit like tea.

This is a little tricky. I guess when it says it’s the face oil, it is normal to feel a little oily. I do not like oily stuff on me, especially my face, however it does not leave your skin feeling sticky.

As mentioned – oily as it may be – it is non-sticky, and I can definitely feel the moisturising at work.

Orange Cocoa Lip Saver

Smells delicious – exactly as stated – like orange and cocoa. I could nom them up.

Oil-based, but non-sticky.

It is non-sticky and leaves your lips moisturised.

I love how it fixes my cracky lips problem and smoothen them so much!
Definitely a lip saver!

Love Your Skin Naturally

I am happy in choosing to love my skin naturally, and you should too!

My glowing skin after 2 weeks of all-natural W.ANT Skincare

Effynius only recommends the best!

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Shopping Deals | Get Zalora Discount Codes On Top Of Cashback | ShopBack ♡


+65 6589 8708





About ShopBack

If you haven’t already heard, ShopBack is an online shopping platform – unlike many others out there – based in Singapore. What makes them distinctively different is that they not only provide discount coupons and voucher codes of over 300 merchants from all over the world, they have a Cashback Reward Program on top of those.

Their affiliates includes online retail giants – from fashion stores, booking travel tickets and accommodation, to food coupons such as:

✿ Taobao
✿ Zalora
✿ Lazada
✿ Rakuten
✿ Groupon
✿ eBay
✿ Foodpanda
✿ Agoda
✿ Expedia

And sooo many more!

What Is Cashback Reward Program?

It allows online shoppers to take a portion of their cash back when they buy products through the service. Yes, you can actually earn some of that money back when you spend it on a new dress or whatever else you buy – no doubt – as long as it’s available on ShopBack.

What can be more rewarding than getting back cash as you spend? :D

Learn how it all works, right here.

Everyone Loves Online Shopping

Many of us in this era – most being busy (or lazy) – has turned to shopping online with the rise of e-Commerce platforms. We hardly have the time to spend a decent day out relaxing, let alone shopping. It has become so much more convenient to shop online and have them delivered to our doorsteps.

Just when you thought online shopping can’t get any better, there are many discounts and offers with Shopback right now.

Create The Perfect Look With Zalora

With so many online shopping platforms out there, it is not difficult to find your very own favourite.

Zalora, for example, is one of my top picks. They have so many different brands, all in one site. Instead of going to different shops to browse for clothes, you can simply shop almost everything out there with just a couple clicks. Zalora has got you covered with the wide array of Chinese New Year clothing available.

One-stop shopping. Every woman loves it.

And so, If you’re like me, enjoying shopping at Zalora, now’s a good time to shop! There are Zalora discount codes for more savings when you shop right now.

By using a Zalora discount code, you get to enjoy savings immediately compared to shopping in retail outlets. And better yet, on top of that, getting cash back while you spend.

Always count on me to share awesome bargains :D

Complete The Perfect Look With Reebonz

Many of you have heard about Reebonz – an online shopping platform dealing with the widest range of luxury products – brand new and vintage – at crazily discounted prices. No one can resist the temptation of buying something new (or pre-loved in pristine condition) at just a fraction of the retail price.

As if a steal on luxury items is not already enough for you.
How about getting cash rebates on top of that?

Check out great deals for Reebonz right away!

Under Armour For The Sporties

Of course, as mentioned earlier, with their long list of affiliation, ShopBack not only cater to those that fancies dresses, heels and other much-too feminine stuff. Looking for something else to fit your sporty self or a gift for your man (or yourself if you happen to be a male reader)?

Well then, there’s Under Armour sales and more to help you out with that!

Empowering athletes everywhere, Under Armour delivers innovative sportswear, shoes and accessories.

Perfect for the sporty people out there!

Taobao Promotions

How can I not include Taobao into the list too? Everyone around me shops at this worldwide popular online shopping platform.

In case you are one who is not familiar with them, Taobao is the main place to buy stuff online in China. It is like eBay, with many independent stores listing their products and shipping directly to you – with help from third party agents.

Enjoy the latest Taobao promotions 2016 at ShopBack!

Like I said earlier, always count on me for great deals and bargains.

Effynius only recommends the best!

Thank you loves, for taking the time to read.

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My New Found Favourite Nail Salon | Nailz Haus ♡

2 Jurong East Street 21
IMM building #02-29
Singapore 609601

+65 6566 5676


Opening Hours:
Mondays to Sundays: 1100am – 2100pm


About Nailz Haus

Nailz Haus is a new edge lifestyle nails spa offering a creative concept of nails services and high quality treatment in an aesthetically pleasing and cosy atmosphere.

They not only have manicure and pedicure services but also includes:

✿ Hand Spa
✿ Hand Paraffin
✿ Hand Treatment
✿ Spa Manicure
✿ Leg Spa
✿ Foot Paraffin
✿ Spa Pediacure
✿ Nail Treatment
✿ Feet Treatment

I was treated with the best care and hospitality from their efficient and friendly nail specialists during my visit.

My Manicure & Pedicure Session at Nailz Haus | IMM Outlet

With their wide variety of colours and styles, I am crazily spoilt for choices! They have so many different shades and designs that it took me quite a long while before I can make up my mind. All of these while comfortably soaking my feet in lukewarm water.

I am happy to be served with water and tea as I take my time choosing the colours. I am quite an indecisive girl and therefore, I am really glad when they offered suggestions and ideas to help me out upon knowing my preferences.

Their patience towards me is very much appreciated :)

As my colour has been bright red and black previously, I decided on an entirely different look this time – nude with shimmering gold on alternate fingers.

Manicure & Pedicure | Cleaning & Trimming

Manicurist: Manndy
Pedicurist: Masaki

Feeling like a little princess having both my hands and legs pampered together. They are a friendly team and I really enjoyed the entire session.

Our laughters could shake the mall XD

Removing Previous Gelish Nail Polish

Leg Massage

I was pleasantly surprised to have a leg massage with scrub before the start of my pedicure session. Pedicurist was extremely gentle and rubbing with the right amount of pressure to relax my legs.

Pure awesomeness.

I almost dozed off :p


Masaki is a very bubbly girl who loves to joke a lot, but when it comes to work, she is serious and delicate.

I know I am in good hands :)

Variety of Nail Art

Something caught my eye in the midst of my session. Something bling bling. Diamond bling blings!!! How could anyone resist them? The manicurist and pedicurist, as well as me, decided together on a bow design for my thumbs.


Pikachu Theme Nail Art

I was so fascinated with my pedicurist nail art that I couldn’t stop talking about them the entire session. I have to take a photo of them.

How about these for your nails next time?

Cuteness overloaded.

My Pretty Maniure & Pedicure

And finally it’s done! My turn to show off my nails look.

The awesome metallic red and bling blings.

So much in love.

Happy People of Nailz Haus

I am definitely coming back for my manicure and pedicure sessions. I haven’t get a chance to chat with the rest but everyone was full of smiles and I believe all of them are as fun a team as them!

My favourite nail spa place from now :)

Manndy, Masaki and Shirley

Effynius only recommends the best!

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House Of Dim Sum | Hong Kong Zhai 香港仔 ♡

Blk 107 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4
#01-138, Singapore 560107

+65 6748 4893

Opening Hours:
Tuedays to Fridays: 0700am – 1500pm
Closed on Mondays



Love For Dim Sum

My family and I love dim sum, any time any when any where, especially if you are talking out authentic ones from Hong Kong. What really attracted us to try Hong Kong Zhai 香港仔 is their latest creation on the menu – which I will be sharing later in the post.

An additional bonus point is that you can enjoy these yummies not only at their Ang Mo Kio outlet, but also at the comfort of your own home – with their Express Delivery.

Do note that there is a minimum order amount and conditions apply for express delivery.

Read on to find out more :)

Now, before all else, let us get to know a little more about this House of Dim Sum, and what makes them special.

House of Dim Sum

Hong Kong Zhai 香港仔 – The House of Dim Sum – Authentic since 1988.

Every dim sum creation is crafted diligently with heart and soul, and every ingredient is conscientiously selected to produce the authentic flavour of the Hong Kong dim sum.

And what is dim sum without the taste of Hong Kong?

Craze of Pokémon Go

Their latest creation – Pokémon Go themed dim sum!

Hong Kong Zhai 香港仔 is caught in the craze of Pokémon Go as well! How can you resist getting some bites on the cute little Pikachu and Pokeballs especially if you love playing the world top favourite game?

These cuties will be available from this Saturday, 27 August 2016 at their Ang Mo Kio outlet.

Set of 2 each: SGD$7.00
Set of 3 each: SGD$18.80

Go catch ‘em all!

Pikachu Bun: Chocolate Lava
Pokeball Bun: Creamy Custard Lava (流沙)

I especially love the Pokeball Buns because I’m a total 黃金流沙 person! The 流沙 is crazily tasty and it melts. Heaaaveeen.

For takeaway and delivery, it is advised to steam them for 3 to 5 minutes for the best taste, if you are not consuming it immediately.

Dim Sum Party Set A

This is good for 10 pax – just about nice for the family (of 6 adults and 2 babies) and some friends – so this is the party set we ordered.

If you are afraid of having cold food via delivery, fret not. Their Express Delivery serves hot and fresh out of the oven dim sum – right to your door step.

Everything looks and smells so good they make our tummies growl so bad it could shake the earth.

Pictures says it all. I wish you could actually smell and taste them.

Effynius only recommends the best!

Thank you loves, for taking the time to read.

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Tiffiny Yang Skincare | Tiffiny’s Secret | Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery ♡

Park Mall #12-22
9 Penang Road
Singapore 238459

+65 6338 9448


Opening Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 1100am – 2000pm
Saturdays: 1100am – 1400pm (by appointment only)




Hi loves ♡

As much as I hate to admit, women age fast. We have to agree though, that aging is part and parcel of life and we can only accept. But always remember, we cannot change how our body works, but we can always improve. I am determined to age gracefully, and you should too.

To be frank, I have never used anti-aging beauty and skincare products before because I have always been a lazy woman. And then I realised it’s about time to start. Age is definitely catching up.

I have recently been trying on a new product religiously every night for two weeks – and the result shown is siginificantly brilliant!

How can I possibly not be eager to share with you my secret night beauty regime?

Good things must be shared :)


As you all should know, Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery has always been the one and only truthworthy choice for me on soft aethestics and everything beauty. So I was really thrilled to know that they have created their very own line of skincare products – specialising on youth restoring, fighting aging and/or dull skin.

Exactly what I need.

Dr. Tiffiny Yang knows my skin complexion well and will do no damage to it. That, I am sure. So of course, I confidently got myself a bottle to try, albeit having extremely sensitive skin.


Before all else, let’s have a better understanding of the product first.

Tiffiny’s Secret Age Defense is a combination of all the following good stuffs:

Undisputedly proven in countless clinical studies to reverse the signs of aging, reduce fine lines, increase thickness of the skin etc

The most recently discovered growth peptide to increase collagen of the skin and reverse aging. It’s the latest craze for maintaining youthful looking skin

Licorice root extract, for brightening of the skin

Protect your skin from free radicals that accelerate aging



✿ Ditch your laziness aside
✿ Religiously apply every night before sleep
✿ Rub and massage in circles for better absorbance

As simple as that!


Now, let’s FEEL the product.

No alcholic smell nor too much fragrance – which isn’t a bad thing as it means little chemical is used. Bonus point.

As you can tell from the pictures above, the cream is soft and smooth. Easy to apply as it rubs in well during application.

I hate oily creams and lotions but this is moisturising without feeling sticky. Absolutely love it!


After using the cream religiously for only 2 weeks now, there are already visible improvements of my complexion.

The fine lines and pores are siginificantly reduced, and my skin complexion has brightenend up and smoothened. I am constantly caressing my face because it feels so good now! Of course, that is a bad example. Please avoid touching your face unnecessarily. Also, I noticed that my usual acne outbreaks has lessened – even during menses period.

I am so loving it!

Because of the wonder of it, the cream has definitely become an essential part of my daily beauty regime.

Ladies, let’s age gracefully :)

Thank you loves, for taking the time to read.

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Happy First Birthday | Althea ♡

28 Maxwell Road #03-05
Red Dot Traffic
Singapore 069120





What Is Althea?

Althea is a Korea’s premier online beauty destination providing the lowest prices to consumers and bringing K-beauty to the world.

About Althea

Althea is an online shopping website selling Korean beauty products with lowest prices shipped directly from Korea.

Despite the increasing popularity of Korean beauty items in the world, there was not a one-stop shopping destination where everyone and anyone in the world could enjoy authentic Korean beauty products at a reasonable price, just as Korean consumers do in Korea.

Althea innovates the cross border distribution channel to connect K-beauty suppliers directly with SEA consumers. Althea offers comprehensive K-beauty selections at the lowest price to consumers and strives to become the gateway to the world, most favoured by K-beauty suppliers.

Althea brings you the journey to Korea.


Happy First Birthday to Althea! In conjuction with their first birthday celebration, they are having amazing promotion and giveaway plus prizes for you to be won. Not forgetting the exciting contest!

Read on for more details :)

Birthday Giveaway
✿ Pick 3 Top Sellers for 100% rebate
✿ Rebate will be credited into your account

Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit
✿ For orders placed on 20th July 2016 onwards.
✿ While stocks last

Free Goodies for First 1,500 Shoppers
✿ Full size beauty products
✿ While stocks last

#AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest
✿ Prizes total worth KRW10,000,000 to be won
✿ Contest starts from 20th July – 15th August, 2016

Got Your Althea Party Kit?
Wish them a happy birthday with #altheaturns1 and
stand a chance to win amazing prizes such as:
✿ Macbook Air
✿ Ipad Air 2
✿ iPhone 6S
✿ Galaxy S6 Edge
✿ Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera
✿ Althea Credits
✿ Althea Beauty hampers

*Terms and conditions apply. Please refer to and Althea Facebook for more information.*


Althea has become one of my favourite online shopping platforms now – with affordable (or you may even say cheap) prices. Check out what I have got, and for these 5 items, they only cost SGD$50.00! That is SGD$10 in average per item. Wow.

✿ It’s My Perfume Hand Cream (Sugar Day) SGD$2.00
✿ It’s My Perfume Hand Cream (Baby Bubble) SGD$2.00
✿ My Lip Love Gauge (03. I Love You) SGD$10.00
✿ Get It Dual Brow Pencilcara (Natural Brown) SGD$15.00
✿ Luminous Base Primer SGD$21.00

I especially love the design of It’s My series because the designs are simple, minimalistic and straightforward.

I will be sharing more on these Korea beauty products and reviewing on them in my upcoming post, so stay tuned!

Thank you loves, for taking the time to read.

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I Am Back ♡

Hi loves ♡

Due to some personal matters, I have stepped back from blogging for awhile. I am glad to announce that I am now back in full force and will be working harder than before.

I hope to have all of your support and encouragement.


Thank you loves, for taking the time to read.


Breast Augmentation Procedure + Recovery Process | Centre for Cosmetic Rejuvenation & Surgery ♡


Shaw Centre
1 Scotts Road
Singapore 228208

+65 6235 9911

+65 9839 2541

Opening Hours:
Mondays to Wednesdays, and Fridays: 1000am – 1800pm
Thursdays: 1000am – 1800pm
Saturdays: 1000am – 1500pm
Sundays and PH: Closed





Why Did I Go For Breast Augmentation?

Since young, I have been humiliated for having small boobs. Unless you are a flat-chested woman, you will never understand the pain of it.

As I grew up, having always needed to wear padded bras got really uncomfortable – and with that, my consideration on having Breast Augmentation is firm.

I was fearful of going under the knife initially. But at the end of the day, to be who I really want to be, the fear must be overcomed.

Most people might feel the fear after deciding on plastic surgery, be it going under knife or not, but I was all prepared mentally. I know what I have always wanted to do since I was still in high school.

Be Who I Want To Be ♡

And now with the arising trends for plastic surgery in Singapore, I took a bold step going under the knife – in beautifying myself. Many may disagree, but the less you care about others, the happier you will be.

Now that I had my Breast Augmentation surgery done, I am full of confidence, with a beautiful body every woman long for. And I am proud to step forward to share my experience with you.

Thank you Dr. Shens | Centre For Cosmetic for helping to gain the confidence in me.

I am finally able to wear anything I like! :)

Read on to find out more about the entire procedure of Breast Augmentation from consultation to my recovery journey up till date. :)

The Procedure of Breast Augmentation.

Consultation | Waiting Area

At Cosmetic For Surgery, I like that every patient is ensured of confidentiality and privacy during visits. There are private spaces with curtain drawns at the waiting area so there are no worries of anyone spotting you if you are concerned about that.

And so here I am at my little own space with curtains drawn while waiting for my consultation with Dr. Shens.

Consultation | Understanding The Different Types of Breast Implants

People come in all shapes and sizes, it’s one of the things that makes us different, makes us special. That’s why breast implants come in different shapes and sizes too, because not every person will want the same looking breasts after breast enhancement surgery.

There are two basic breast implant shapes: Round and Teardrop.

Let’s have a look at these two different breast implant shapes.


The most common of the implant shapes is the round implant, which looks like a compressed sphere. Women who wish to have more fullness in the top part of the breasts will probably consider the round implant to be a better choice.

Patients who choose the round implants do so for the lift, cleavage, and fullness they give to the breast.

On the other hand, some women may feel round implants look too artificial, and choose the teardrop-shaped implant which provides a lot more natural look – especially after the entire recovery process.


The teardrop name comes from the way it is shaped, with a sloped contour that fills out more on the bottom than the top, mimicking the shape of natural breasts.

Even though the upper part of the teardrop implants aren’t quite as filled out as the round implants, they tend to give greater projection than their round counterparts with the same amount of volume.

Women who are seeking a breast enhancement that appears more natural – like myself – teardrop implants will definitely be the right choice.

Have you already guessed my final ultimate choice then?

There is no need for a second consideration – it has to be the natural-looking Teardrop implants. :)

Consultation | Understanding The Placement of Breast Implants.

There are differences between Over and Under the Muscle Breast Augmentation.

Let’s have a look and compare the differences.

The majority of breast implants are placed Under The Muscle.

There are several advantages to this approach. These include more soft tissue coverage which results in fewer visible folds, creases and ripples in the implant. This is especially important in women who have thin skin and minimal breast tissue.

Another advantage of under-the-muscle placement is a lower incidence of capsular contracture. This phenomena results in hardening and distortion of the breast. Patients can also have significant pain with capsular formation. Capsular contractures can occur with the implant in either position but the incidence is higher when the implant is placed on top of the muscle. For these reasons, under-the-muscle placement gives a more natural look in most areas.

Lastly, in layman terms, under the muscle is a better choice because you wouldn’t want the implants to move all over your chest as the recommended placement secures the implants under your own breasts.

You don’t have to worry about waking up in the morning with one implant at your neck and the other on your back. :D

Consultation | Assessment

Having understood everything I need to know about Breast Augmentation procedure and all my enquiries answered – with the both of us on agreement on the final decision, it is finally the dreaded time of revealing my non-existing boobs – which I didn’t expect coming.

I was told to remove my bra and top to get myself changed into their robe – for Dr. Shens to assess.

I assumed it was all talking and telling him my preferred size. But it is of course best to discuss with the surgeon on the best option after assessment – in consideration of height, weight, as well as your torso size. Especially on how your exisiting breasts are like at current.

Consultation | Breast Implants

I was then told to get myself changed into a white body-hugging top – and it’s reeeaaally tight! The purpose for the tight top is to hold the breast implants in place to get a rough idea on the overall look of how they will turn out after surgery.

I let out a nervous laugh because with the body-hugging top – and especially that it is in white – my nipples were almost visible. It doesn’t help that the fact that I was a flat-chested.

I look like a piece of cardboard.

However, Dr Shens professionally carried on with the assessment and suggested a 305CC for me – which is to be a C/D cup. Just the thought of it made me excited!

After stuffing the implants into my tight top – with his help – I turned to looked at myself in the mirror, man it was HUGE.

I actually asked Dr Shens if it was too big for me as I am more of a petite build.

Well, never think it will be too big for you if you have tried on yourself because as it settles down, it is going to look really natural and thus might be slightly smaller than expected. Albeit the fact that during my consultation when I thought the size was crazily huge, I secretly wished I had gone bigger.

They are turning out really well now – which I will touch on more later in the post about my recovery process.

Consultation | Confirmation of Surgery Date

After everything is finalised, I am back at the waiting area to fix a date for my surgery. I wanted it as soon as possible – hoping it to be within the next few days! I was told implants have to be ordered but it takes only a couple days to a week and unfortunately, the nurse is going on a long leave and thus I had to wait for about a month.

Waiting Period | Anxiety Kicks In

I was really excited, and at the same time, anxious.

There are so many things going through my mind on and off during the wait.

I start to have second thoughts about going for the surgery even though I knew it is what I have always wanted and I had definitely made the right decision.

If you are going through the same phase as me – which frankly it wasn’t just a one-time passting thought but every now and then during the wait – it is perfectly normal.

The worries come because you are making big changes to the body you have been living in since birth.

Pre-Breast Augmentation Surgery.

There are a few things to take note before the surgery.

Mammograms Prior to Breast Augmentation.

Cosmetic For Surgery requires a pre-operative mammogram before the Breast Augmentation surgery – which isn’t terribly expensive as I thought so – costing about SGD$100 odd. Having this diagnostic test prior to breast augmentation will allow you to have a baseline mammogram on file, which is helpful when you have future mammograms – especially that in any case later on down the road, if any situations should arise.

Pre-Breast Augmentation Operative Instructions.

Prior to my breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Shens gave me list of pre-operative instructions. Not adhering to the instructions may cause problems during surgery and/or during your recovery, so of course, I was a really good girl on this.

Also, it is always important to let your surgeon know if you have been taking long-term medications – especially that I have anxiety disorder. This is to avoid complications during/after surgery. And so I diligently list out all of the medications that I have taken and are still taking.

Do Not’s.

✿ Do not wear contact lenses to surgery
✿ Do not wear makeup on the day of surgery
✿ Do not wear nail polish on surgery day
✿ Do not wear jewellery, including any body piercings, on surgery day
✿ Do not wear any hair accessories containing metal (such as barrettes or clips with metal springs, etc.)
✿ Do not eat or drink anything for at least 8-12 hours before surgery
✿ Do not consume alcohol for 24 hours prior to surgery
✿ Do not smoke – but if you do, try your best to stop for at least four weeks prior to surgery. I can understand the pain of going cold turkey on this but if you cannot quit, cut back as much as possible as smoking constricts the blood vessels which can interfere with the healing.


✿ Do wear comfortable clothing and shoes on the day of surgery

It is preferable to wear pants or shorts that can be pulled on easily. Your top should be buttoned or zipped in the front. It should not have to go on over your head, as lifting your arms above your head will be very uncomfortable immediately following surgery.

Breast Augmentation Surgery Day.

I don’t know how I managed to get through the long wait as well as the worries, but before I know it, it is surgery day.

I am about to become a new me.


I was nervous as hell and constantly chanting, “I AM SCARED” to the point they started laughing. I laughed with them. The entire surgical team was very gentle and their hospitality makes everything at ease.

Pre-surgery tests are made to ensure I am good for surgery.


I was brought into the operating theatre – and still chanting, “I AM REALLY SCARED.”

The anesthetist – Dr. Tan – is a very soft and gentle guy and handles the patient very well. He chatted with me and explained every single detail before he injected the anesthesia. My response to him was the same old chant.

Anesthesia time.

He placed an ice pack to numb the to-be injected area and for minimising the pain. I am not afraid of needles so it was all good. I believe patients who are very bad with jabs will be easily calmed as well with his soothing tone and swift hands.

Unfortunately, I am not able to share with you the surgery process as it is against medical law in Singapore to provide medias of operations and such.

You may want to search on YouTube for such procedures to understand more but my advise is – NO. I don’t think I want to know how my body is getting cut up. My family, however, was curious and went ahead to check out some videos. They apprarently regretted.

So, I am glad to skip the photos of bloody procedure as the thought of it scares me enough.

As long as I know how how the procedure is like and that I am in good hands of Dr. Shens, I really don’t need the bloody details – literally.

What really matters to me is the end result. :)



It’s finally over!

Surprisingly, there was no pain at all!

There were no discomfort nor pain to the point I panicked that I did not go through the surgery due to some unforeseen circumstances.

I looked down at my chest but still wasn’t sure if I had gone through the surgery at all, I guess it is normal since I was wearing very loose fitting top and that I couldn’t feel anything.

So, I had a quick peek under my top and there it is – I have big boobs.

Actually, big tight boobs to be exact.


I was told later that anesthesia was also injected into the chest area from the top corners of chest areas so I won’t be feeling any pain around the surgery area – and it can last up to 3 days.

I woke up with biscuits and Milo served – and it felt like a feast. I haven’t had any food for more than 12 hours, and my normal eating time is every 2 hours, no kidding.

I was constantly attended to by the nurse and clinic manager, everything was going smoothly thus far.

After my meal and a short rest, I was taught a few arm exercises by the nurse for faster recovery and loosening of the tight muscles – from stretching of A/B to C/D. It started getting uncomfortable because the chest felt really tight when I stretched but I was told to do it religiously, no matter how painful it gets.


Recovery Process.

1st Week.

Nobody told me about the post-surgery excruciating pain I should be expecting from third day onwards – when the injected anesthesia wears off in the nerves around the chest area. The amount of bruises freaked me out as well – it went from chest to stomach and even all the way down to my thighs. As explained by Dr. Shens, the bruises ‘moves downwards’ due to gravity and flow of blood – and will heal in a couple weeks. The amount of bruises and how heavy it gets depends entirely on each individual.

It was emotionally and physically torturing – which explains why there is only one photo of the bruise. Looking at myself in the mirror was unbearable and too much for me to take.

The first week was probably the darkest period in my life thus far – I sank into depression.

I started blaming myself.

Why did I choose to go through this? Why am I bringing this much pain to myself? Why did I go under the knife on my perfectly healthy body when most people avoid operations due to the risks? So many questions were running through my mind. The feeling was overwhelming.

I stopped talking for a couple days.

I went back to Dr. Shens on the fifth day – in a distraught state. Dr. Tan was there as well. Upon a short talk with them – about how I was not able to cope and the crazy pain was too much to bear – I broke down in the clinic.

I am grateful for them to take my whinings and hysterical behaviour patiently. The entire team was very supportive and stayed by me.

“Trust me, Vikki. I know this is a tough period for you. But once this phase is over, you will not regret. You will grow to love your new body,” said Dr. Shens.

Eventually, my emotions got back in control, and I left the clinic feeling very much assured and ready to fight on.

Recovery Process.

2nd Week | Follow Up

The purpose of the second week follow up is to remove the dressing and to check for any infections on the wounds, and of course, to ensure that the implants are settling down in place.

All is good.

Except for the scars.

I had a look at them and they looked really scary, after which I learnt that they are only scabs and will peel off to the shade close to your skin tone.

I was told to press on the scars every now and then to smooth them out faster. And after 6 months, a laser treatment will be done to blend the scar with my skin – for a more natural look.

The pain by now has more or less gone away. Some people take the prescribed painkillers for at least a month (not recommended) but I stopped after 14 days.

Thinking back, I was so over-reacting during the first week. Still I don’t know how I did it, but I am glad that I have managed to pull through the toughest period and is beginning to appreciate my new found boobs now.

Recovery Process.

4th Week

The implants are settling very well, and my side boobs has softened. It does help by doing the arm exercises religiously. Most importantly, all that pain and bruises have since subsided. There are still tightness in the middle of the chest, probably due to lack of stretching of muscles in the inner part of chest.

Nevertheless, still looking great :D

Recovery Process.

6th Week

Scars has lightened, and my side boobs has completely soften.

This makes me excited!

The inner chest area, however, takes much longer to recover. Nevertheless, albeit it being a little stiff still, I can see and feel the implants gradually softening and settling down to the desired position.

It is looking more and more natural day by day.

I reaaally can’t wait for the full recovery results – which takes from 6 months to a year.

Recovery Process.

12th Week

My breast augmentation surgery has finally past the three months marking now.

My boobs have softened so much more, but still far from full recovery. There is nothing much I can do but repeating to myself, “be patient, be patient, and be patient.”

The awesome thing now is, I CAN FINALLY BUY MYSELF NEW BRAS.

It feels like back to a little girl, going on a hunt to find a bra for the first time, with the help of my mom. I am not exactly sure what fits me now. I am nervous. I am thrilled.

And comes the moment of truth ……… I went from A/B to C/D!

No more uncomfortable thick paddings!

It is worth the wait.

Before & After.

Now let’s have a comparison – before and after my Breast Augmentation surgery – with the same top.

I know you love my two new girls as much I do!



All the downs I had went through was all worth it.

I am now confident to wear any tops that I fancy – low cuts, sexy dresses and stuff – without the need to worry if they look empty on top. My new body makes me look good in anything!

I have now gained so much more confidence in me, and I sincerely thank Dr. Shens for everything.

Photoshoot for magazines (Her World & 8 Days) coming up next.

I can’t wait to share with you the awesome photoshoot with my gorgeous new look!

Stay tuned!

Thank you loves, for taking the time to read.

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I have recently went for Mucota DYNA Hair Treatment at Headlines Hairdressing for the 136419264th time. This is one of the BEST hair treatments for treating frizzy and unruly hair – out of the many I have tried elsewere thus far.

Ever since I had tried on this treatment close to two years ago, I know I will be doing this for a long long long time. I especially love how it makes my hair look naturally straight and feeling sumptuously silky soft.

And of course, most importantly, it doesn’t cost a bomb.

First, have a look at my frizzy hair.

Mucota SCENA Hair Treatment | Hair Replair

Brava contains matrix keratin and fibril keratin which make up hair’s cortex as repair components for severe damage, and amino acid which is CMC component for mild damage. Also, with mixing silk PPT which has cuticle repairing effect and pearl proteins (hydrolyzed conchiolin) handles various damages.

For the entire procedure of treatment, do check out my much earlier post on the Mucota SCENA Hair Treatment.

After Mucota SCENA Hair Treatment.

Hair Roots Colour Touch Up.

So my black hair roots has grown out again. I am always reprimanded for not religiously going for hair roots touch up and it gives him a hard time every time.

So since here I already am, let’s do my hair roots colour touch up as well.

You know I look gorgeous, at the wonder hands of my personal hairstylist -
Charles D. Tan. He always makes me look pretty and photo-ready with my soft silky bright hair!

He will be your favourite hairstylist too, because trust me.

I am your perfect example.

Thank you loves, for taking the time to read.

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