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My New Eyes - Scarless Double Eyelid Creation


2014 was not a smooth-sailing year for me. Yet there was one thing that I did right. It was a long-time wish I granted myself... like finally. 

Well, I did double eyelid surgery :D Hmm... surprise-surprise (for some). Almost everyone thought I am blessed with double eyelids. Apparently not.

I think I am pretty good at makeup, especially where eyes are concerned. Makeup do wonders uh.

If you take a closer look at my eyes, you will notice how unbalanced my eyes looked. I need to apply thick eyeliner to mask the imperfections.

Reality strikes when I go makeupless. See my super monolid?! O-M-G #facepalm

And by the way, both my eyes used to be monolid. As I get older, double eyelid start forming on my left eye somehow. So... my left eye is visibly bigger than the right one - O_o!

Ok. I know I look super different without makeup. Those sleepy lifeless eyes. Period.

I need to do something about my eyelids! *pouts* 

Anyway, I did my research and decided on DST (Double Sutures and Twisting) - a scarless double eyelid creation method. I am not game enough for the conventional cutting method. Can imagine the pain... *gulps* Moreover, it take months to fully recover. The downtime is minimal for DST - recovery takes around 10 days max. Luckily, DST is suitable for my eyelids since they are not too saggy. 

DST is different from the traditional suture method as it reduces breakage rate by linking skin to interlocked sutures. Additionally, the folds and creases created are scarless. There is no incision involved. The sutures are well hidden inside the eyelid to create the desired crease. Natural-looking double eyelids!

Thanks to Daphne's recommendation, I did my double eyelid surgery at Centre For Cosmetic Rejuvenation & Surgery. I knew I was in good hands of Dr Shenthilkumar (also known as Dr Shens), who has done more than 2000 eyelid surgeries so far. Plus, he is Korean-trained and Ministry of Health accredited.

For those who are interested, here is the clinic address:
Centre For Cosmetic Rejuvenation & Surgery (Cambridge Medical Group)
1 Scotts Road #03-03A Shaw Centre

PS: Feel free to call them at 6235 9911 for a no-obligation discussion.

The crease marking part is a very important part of the surgery. It marks the part where the double eyelid is to be created. I've heard that some doctors are not meticulous enough when doing the crease marking, which ends up in patients having uneven looking double eyelids. Hence, it is advisable to go for a good doctor like Dr Shens.

I opted for tapered double eyelids (medium crease) since it looks more natural than parallel ones (high crease). Medium crease is best for those who apply light eye makeup like I do. If you cannot live without your thick eye makeup and fake lashes, high crease will be better.

To reiterate, there is no removal of skin and does not require to go under the knife (just stitching). The surgery took less than 30mins!

Is it painful? YES... BUT only the anesthesia injection part. It is important to relax while the doctor is administering the injection. Take a deep breath before the injection. It really helps. It is painful no doubt. Fret not, the pain is bearable.

During the stitching procedure, I could feel the process - thread and needle going through my eyelids. Other than that, I could not feel any pain since my eyelids were anesthetized. Even after the anesthesia wear off, my eyes just felt kinda numb and stretched. That's about it. Not painful or whatsoever.

After the surgery is done, Dr Shen's assistant use a cold pack over my eyes to reduce pain and swelling. 

There is definitely gonna be swelling and bruising, which will subside after a couple of days.

And, I was told that the my eyes would be more swollen the day after surgery. True story - see my super swollen eyes. My eyes looked as though I cried too much.

Do remember to take plenty of rest and avoid straining your eyes too much yea. Time off from work is much needed. A week at least. No exercise, contact lens and makeup for 10 days. I was told not to consume alcohol and seafood (especially fish) as well. Imagine the "pain" I was going through. No pain, no gain.

Pain killers and eye ointment were given. I stopped taking the pain killers from Day 3 onwards since I could not feel any pain since Day 1 actually.

A pearl-sized eye ointment is to be applied on the stitched part, either with finger tip or Q-tip. This is to treat and prevent infections.

Cold pack is to be used on a daily basis, to aid in the recovery process.

Hmm... I could not relax when Dr Shens first administer the injection on my left eye. That explains the bruising and the recovery obviously took longer as compared to my right eye. 

Shall let the pics do the talking (:

Overall, I am super duper satisfied and happy with my new eyes :P

To be honest, people won't notice that I did double eyelid surgery unless I tell them so. They do look that natural. Kthxbye.

Verlyn Hanru

Introducing Lazada.Sg


Thinking of what X'mas gift to get for your loved ones? If you love the ease of shopping online, you should really check out this website >> Lazada.Sg

Lazada Singapore offers an extensive range of products at best prices, like home appliances, consumer electronics, fashion, beauty products and the list goes on. There is bound to be something for everyone in Lazada Singapore, even for the kids!

PS: Lazada Singapore is having their biggest sale ever on 12 December - 24 hours of exciting promotions and over 10,000 exclusive deals!

Remember to log on in the early hours for special night promotions only available between 12am and 8am on 12/12. Alternatively, you can take advantage of bargain prices with unbeatable hourly flash sales from 8am to 11.59pm.

Most products are on sale at crazy prices... so prepare to shop till you drop! 

Here is my list of the Top 10 Products @ Lazada.Sg (in no order of preference), products that piqued my interest mainly because of the irresistible prices. Well, I am a sucker for best deals :x

1. Bioderma Sensibio H2O 500ml

This is my favoritest cleansing water so far - cleanses and removes make-up from the face and eyes very-very effectively (waterproof mascara as well!). The best part is it is only selling for $28.90 (U.P. $39.90)! 

2. Toy Watch Kriss White Full Pave Dial

I'm planning to get a watch for myself and this immediately caught my eyes! The price is unbelievably low - $139 (U.P. $478)! Ok, I'm sold. This shall be my X'mas present 

3. Lanvin Eclat D' Aprege EDP 100ml

One of my fave fragrances, selling at only $46.90 (U.P. $158)! Fruity floral scent, which makes me smell soooooo good~ hehehe :P

4. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 215ml

If you are a SK-ll fan, you will wanna stock up your beloved FCT at Lazada.sg coz you save almost 50%! $129.90 (U.P. $233)! Don't say I never share with you good deal uh.

5. Casio Exilim JE10 Black with Camera Jacket Case

This is one really super good deal you shouldn't miss! The specs are pretty good if you are looking for a basic digital camera - 16.1 Megapixels, 5X Optical Zoom, Make-up Function, etc. And, it comes with camera jacket case.. @ $99 only (U.P. $299)... the price is seriously too good to be true (but it's TRUE!). A must buy!

6. Ruffles Sleeves Leopard Dress

Nowadays, it is hard to find a decent dress at affordable price. I think this casual-looking leopard print dress is really worth buying... especially when it's on sale now :x Less than $10 - only $8.90 (U.P. $44.90)! Love good deals like this :D

7. Magic Bullet

This looks interesting and I'm so gonna get this for myself. With this easy-to-use product, I can make healthy delicious smoothies at home! Extremely good deal - $39 only (U.P. $99).

8. Biosource Set: Exfoliating Cleansing Gel 150ml + Deep Hydration Replenishing Gel 20ml + Toning Lotion 30ml 3pcs+1bag

Perfect as a gift for your girlfriend/sister/mom. Plus, the set is affordably priced at $43 (U.P. $61.50).

9. Innisfree long wear cushion SPF50+/PA+++# 21 Natural Beige

I personally prefer this as compared to Laneige BB Cushion. Good quality product at low price - $27 (U.P. $45).

10. Ciate Mini Mani Month Calendar - Red

Nail polish addicts will love this! This collection contains 25 nail products >> 18x Mini Paint Pots (5ml each), 2x Caviar Pearls (10g each), 1x Glitter (5g), 1x Sequins (5g), 1x Funnel, 2x Mystery Gifts. All for only $60 


Personally, I think that it is easy to shop at Lazada.Sg since the website is pretty easy to navigate. I simply need to zoom in on my fave categories like Health & BeautyFashionWatches, just to name a few. If you know exactly what you want, you just need to key in the product/brand in the SEARCH box. Easy peasy.

I also love the fact that they offer multiple payment methods: Cash On Delivery, Credit/Debit Card, Paypal/AMEX, MasterPass. This definitely enhances the shopping experience yea (:

By the way, there is free delivery for orders above $40! Plus, download Lazada App and get $10 off your purchase. 

Can't wait to start your shopping spree, right? Have fun shopping away at Lazada.Sg!

Verlyn Hanru

Neutrogena Introduces New Clinical Solutions To Its Fine Fairness Range


Neutrogena recently introduces the new Clinical Solutions to its Fine Fairness Range.

As I get older, my skin gets more sensitive. As such, I become more mindful of what I use on my skin especially whitening products. My past experiences with whitening products were mostly unfavorable. Damn those breakouts :/

As these Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness products are dermatologist tested, oil-free and concomedogenic... I was pretty intrigued to try them out!

A Synergistic Solution To Renewed Radiance With Breakthrough VITAL-IONSTM Technology And Lily Nectar

Neutrogena takes skin brightening to new heights with the launch of the Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness skincare line, formulated to provide higher efficacy in combating stubborn dark spots, for healthy and radiant skin. The new line of clinical solutions features a unique combination of VITAL-IONSTM and Lily Nectar that work together synergistically to lighten dark spots and revitalise skin from deep within, for renewed radiance and skin tone evenness.

Neutrogena's latest innovative VITAL-IONSTM technology contains zinc and copper minerals that help boost energy supply to the skin cells as a catalyst to revitalise the skin's cellular renewal process to quickly disperse the accumulated melanin. Lily Nectar, which comprises of White Lily extracts and stabilized Vitamin C, inhibits melanin formation by blocking the skin's 'melanin production' signals, which are normally activated when the skin is overexposed to the sun's UV rays.

Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence, S$45.90

Clinically proven to lighten even the most persistent spots with visible results achieved in just three weeks, its special formulation of clinical strength whitening ingredients contains VITALIONSTM and Lily Nectar, which breaks down melanin accumulation and diminishes the appearance of pigmentation and dark spots. Its hydrating and soothing formula works deep within the different layers of epidermal skin to revitalise skin's renewal process and help prevent new melanin from forming, enhancing skin tone and clarity.

Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence has been clinically tested to be effective in erasing a year of accumulated melanin with just one bottle. Apply to skin after cleansing, before moisturiser.

It features a dual pump which dispenses two different essences at the same time.

As you can see, the essences are of different textures - gel and cream.

I've been using it for 2 weeks and here is the 'before' and 'after' photos.

The gel and cream essences are really lightweight, easily absorbed into the skin. The skin feels hydrated thereafter, without any sticky and greasy feel. I feel that this product does really help in lightening the appearance of stubborn dark spots and evening out my skin tone. My skin definitely looks more radiant than before. Agree?

No breakouts or whatsoever! That's great news for those with sensitive skin yea (: 

Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Cream, $34.90

A luxurious non-oily moisturising formula infused with VITAL-IONSTM and Lily Nectar, it aids deep skin renewal at night, helping to make skin look brighter, fairer and more radiant. Its clinical strength formulation works to reduce melanin production and improves skin tone and clarity, while at the same time providing sufficient hydration for dewy soft, smooth and moisturised skin with youthful luminosity. Spread a small amount evenly on face and neck every night every night after Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Radiance Essence. This has a gel-cream consistency which I really like - very moisturising but not too overwhelming for the skin especially when the weather in Singapore is crazily hot and humid. I don't usually use face creams in the day, but this is an exception. It feels good when my skin feels nicely hydrated!
Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF50+ PA+++, $34.90

Formulated with Neutrogena's patented HelioplexTM technology as well as the clinical strength whitening ingredients of VITAL-IONSTM and Lily Nectar, it serves the dual purpose of broad-spectrum protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays and cell revitalisation for renewed radiance. HelioplexTM has been clinically proven to deliver one of the best forms of protection under extreme sun conditions, shielding skin against cellular damage and premature aging that cause fine lines, sagging skin, wrinkles and dark spots. Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness Multi-Protect UV Fluid SPF50+ PA+++ is lightweight and provides a non-sticky finish. Apply liberally to face and neck after your morning skincare regimen, before sun exposure. The final product of the range is to protect the skin from the blazing sun!

It has a purplish tint which color corrects my sallow complexion, making it look more radiant. There is really a difference, as seen from the photo above. The side with multi-protect UV fluid definitely looks brighter. I love using it as a makeup base since it does not feel greasy like the conventional UV products.

Just a heads up, this product range comes with a light floral scent... which I am in favor of. So far, I enjoy using this range since I can safely say that it is one of the rare few whitening product range that does not cause any adverse effects on my skin.  

You can find Neutrogena Clinical Fine Fairness products at leading personal care stores and pharmacies in Singapore. 

Neutrogena Singapore FB Page: CLICK HERE  
Whitening Page on Neutrogena Singapore FB Page: CLICK HERE 

Verlyn Hanru

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