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Facial At CELUVA The Luxe SkinSuite

Was invited down to CELUVA located on the 3rd floor of Scotts Square for a trial treatment some time back.

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I would say it’s a good location as there’s hardly any crowd there, you’ll definitely feel comfortable doing your facial treatments there.

20121210-131607.jpgCELUVA is part of ESTHEVA Spa located at Raffles Hotel. ESTHEVA is one of the top luxury day spa in Singapore. CELUVA only uses 100% botanical products from Switzerland.

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As per all facial treatments, we need to fill up information with regards to our skin and any allergies etc. What I really like is that the table is placed by the window where you could get a full view of the busy streets in orchard. I definitely felt more relaxed sipping tea and enjoying the view right before the treatment starts.

After a short consultation with the therapist, I will be doing a purifying facial involving extraction to detox the face. There was two masks used, first is a detox mask followed by a collagen mask.

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A photo before the treatment starts! The facial room is pretty spacious with the bed placed at the center.

The Facial Experience:

The treatment started with a light massage before my beautician, Gemma start with cleansing. This is the first time that a beautician cleanse my face by starting with the eyes and face first before proceeding to the rest of the face. I thought it’s really thoughtful. So far the other facials I’ve tried just cleanse everything at one go.

A mild scrub was done after cleansing. It does not feel harsh on the skin yet I can feel my skin being ‘cleaned’ by the scrub.

Extraction was then performed while I’m put under the steamer which helps to open up my pores. Extraction took pretty long and it is painful which is expected. I actually mean it in a good way when I said that the extraction process take pretty long. I feel that my beautician is super thorough and she make sure that she extract all the gunk of my pores. Although a painful process, it’s pretty much worth it when I can feel my skin breathe.

After extraction, a toner was spritzed on my face to calm the skin down before applying the detox mask. The detox mask was put on for about 10 minutes before it was removed and then I had a facial massage before applying the collagen mask.

While having the mask on, I was also treated to a shoulder massage where sweet almond oil is being used and also a head massage.

My beautician applied an eye serum and essence for me which concluded the end of the treatment.

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Here’s a shot that I’ve taken right after the facial. Although it’s not very clear, but you can see the redness from the extraction and that I looked more refreshed. Redness went down within a day for me.

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This is taken 2 days after the facial with light make up on. I noticed that my skin is smoother for the application of makeup. Pores is definitely smaller and much cleaner too.

I would rate the service at CELUVA a 4.5/5 and a 4/5 for the facial treatment.

Definitely will consider going back for facials!

Here’s a list of their signature facials and prices.

C-Matrix© Essentiale

1 HOUR 30 MINUTES | $172 [ $184.04 ] gst

smooth, firm & tone complexion | nourish, refresh & hydrate | stimulate skin renewal | restore healthy glow

C-Matrix© Purifying

1 HOUR 30 MINUTES | $185 [ $197.95 ] gst

intensively detoxify | clear impurities | reduce blemishes refine pores | restore balance for radiant, fresh, clear skin

C-Matrix© Whitening

1 HOUR 30 MINUTES | $185 [ $197.95 ] gst

smooth, tone & lighten skin | diminish pigmentation & age spots |improve uniformity & texture for luminous skin

C-Matrix© Anti-Wrinkle

1 HOUR 30 MINUTES | $185 [ $197.95 ] gst

diminish fine lines & wrinkles | re-texturise skin to restore youthful firmness | aid cell renewal, revitalise mature skin

C-Matrix© De-Ager

1 HOUR 30 MINUTES | $195 [ $208.65 ] gst

visibly repair & energise skin | combat signs of aging | rebuild skin firmness & elasticity | deliver super hydration

 

You can refer to http://www.celuvasg.com for more treatments that they offered.

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Wax XXX at Beauty Affairs

Was invited down to Beauty Affairs to try out their Brazilian Waxing using Wax XXX by fellow blogger, Catherine a couple a weeks ago.

Beauty Affairs is located at Purvis Street, walk-able distance from with Bugis or City Hall Mrt.

I was shown to this room where I’ll be doing my waxing. It’s pretty cosy and comfortable and like all beauty parlors, soothing music was played to help put you at ease. XD

The wax that is to be used on me. The whole process for the Brazilian Waxing is pretty fast, I’m done in about 15 minutes or so.
I would highly recommend ladies to go for Brazilian Waxing for hygiene factor. Especially when we are going through the time of the month, a waxed and clean private area is definitely easier to handle.

Waxing on other areas are also available. That’s a shot of Catherine’s doing hand waxing!

I can has pink wax on my leg! I’m actually used to shaving my legs but shaving is so accident prone! I’ve plenty of scars on my leg and at least 40% are caused by shaving. Waxing is just so much more fuss free and quick.

Waxing also removes the dead skin cells and leave your skin looking fairer. Proof in the photo above! Plus it also leaves your skin leaving smooth!
You might be wondering about the pain factor in waxing, and if I were to rate it, I would say it’s about 2/10 for normal waxing and about 4/10 for Brazilian waxing as the skin at our private area is a lot more sensitive.

Beauty Affairs have also kindly provided me with a set of after wax care products! There’s lotion to keep the areas fair, the Hair Retard Mousse which will slow down the process of hair growth, anti ingrown hair lotion and a scrub for smoother skin. I’ve tried them and so far I’ve noticed the areas where I waxed or shaved are so much smoother now! XD

 
Here’s a perk for you all!
Simply quote “Forensia $5 waxing” to enjoy 1 time underarm waxing at $5!
Call Beauty Affairs at 63379455 or sms to 98762944 for booking.
*Valid till 30th Sept 2012. Appointments must be made prior 30th and no later than that.

P.S: This is really worth it! Go get your underarms free of hair now!!

 
Facebook Giveaway (https://www.facebook.com/Wax4Life)
Spread the word and if 2000 ‘likes’ are achieved by the end of September’12 , 5 lucky FB fans will get to win $200 vouchers from Beauty Affairs! The $200 vouchers can be used on multiple visits for waxing services or/and waxing home-care products on regular prices.(Discounted services or other promotions cannot be used)
Advance booking of appointments are required.
Fans are advised to check Wax XXX Facebook page for details/updates or if they have any questions.
*Should the Facebook page NOT reach 2000 likes, the giveaway will be invalid.*

 
Go get yourself free of unwanted body hair now! XD
XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Total Face Makeover by Privé

Hi all! I’m finally here to share with you my makeover experience at Privé!

Firstly, let’s take a close look at my face before I have any treatment done. Let’s spot the problems! I’ve like a puffy face, imagine the puffer fish or look at my photo below. And my nose, there’s totally no bridge at all. >< My face is like pretty flat and so Dr Soh suggested to do nose and cheek fillers and I was promised a very visible difference.

The first process being starting any treatments is to remove the makeup on the areas that is going to be treated and then apply numbing cream on those areas. In my case, it’s the nose and cheeks area as you can see from the photo below. You can’t really feel the needles after the numbing cream except for a little prick.

This was after the nose and one side of the cheeks were done. The cheek fillers are to create volume and lift up the cheekbone area. Check out the difference!

Here’s when everything’s done. If you noticed, there were slight bruising on the cheeks but it’s perfectly normal! The bruise were gone after resting for a day. XD

Fillers used for my treatment was RADIESSE Volumizing filler which contains Calcium Hydroxylapatite microspheres in a water-based gel. The gel will be absorbed overtime and the body will metabolize the microspheres and only our own natural collagen will be left behind. RADIESSE is also the only dermal filler that actually provides long lasting results and formation of new collagen.

According to Dr Soh, the fillers will last up to 9 to 12 months.

Checking out myself after the fillers were done. I was pretty overwhelmed by the results which was immediate as you could see. I felt that with my new nose and lifted cheeks, I was given a new lease of life. Not that I had a face off, as you can see, I’m still me. Just that my newly defined features gave me confidence. Especially in the case of my nose, which I had gotten picked on before. I was blessed with pretty nice eyes and lips, so all that’s left to be criticized by people was my nose. And now, they are left with nothing that they can criticized on. :’)

A photo with Chanel, MFP TV’s Host and Dr Karen Soh who did magic on my face! XD Thanks so much Dr Soh!

Another photo with Chanel and Bianca! My facial expressions looks a little stiff as the effects of the numbing cream have not gone off.

Now, a closer look at the before and after photos! Frontal where you can see the cheeks on the left before were like flat. On the right which is after, the cheeks are fuller and more defined.

Next the nose, on the left, totally flat and it’s like a huge bottom. On the right, see the bridge and more pointy nose! XD

This photo below was taken by my phone 3 days after the treatment. Features are defined, giving the face a more 3 dimension look. And yes, no liquidfying of the face at all, I have a V-shaped face. It’s further defined and more obvious after the cheek fillers. Friends commented that I somehow look nicer (from the guys) and some love my new nose bridge and how it looks more defined! Some said my face looked smaller also!

Photo below is taken one week after the treatment. To be honest, if I did not tell you about it, will you have knew it that I went for fillers? Everything looked so natural! After the treatment, I’m very happy about my more defined look and it made me more confident. Lesser make up is used, no need to shade that nose nor the jaw area anymore. XD I feel good in my bare skin and I’m really a happier person now. xD

Do quote my name “Joyce” when making your appointment and you may just get some special privileges!

Privé Clinic is located at:
One Raffles Place #05-04A
Singapore 048616
Tel: 6535 8684
9848 2888 (after opening hours)
Fax: 6532 6198
Email: carlene@priveclinic.com

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Before & After Fillers at Privé Clinic

Hi All!

I’ve just did my fillers on the nose and cheeks at Privé clinic!

Just going to post a before and after photo for this post. Will be blogging about my whole experience soon in another post!

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Side by side comparison photo. Can see that my face is sharper as the cheek fillers lifted up the area and have a slimming effect. And look at my nose! It’s slightly smaller and I’ve a bridge now!

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Clearer photo of the nose bridge from the side! Before its totally no bridge, it’s like curved in and now I can lay my finger flat on the bridge!

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Taken 3 hours after the fillers. There’s swellings and a little bruising at cheeks area. No discomfort though.

Wait for the full post on my experience! The whole process was filmed down and you will be able to watch it soon at MFP site!

Privé Clinic is located at:
One Raffles Place #05-04A
Singapore 048616
Tel: 6535 8684
9848 2888 (after opening hours)
Fax: 6532 6198
Email: carlene@priveclinic.com

Opening hours
Mon to Fri: 10am to 8pm
Sat: 9am to 8pm
Sun and PH: Closed

Tell me what you all think of my newly defined features!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Consultation at Privé

20120715-015846.jpgWent for a consultation at Privé with Dr Karen Soh on Saturday morning to determine the procedures that I’ll be doing for my face makeover! I would say it’s best to have a rough idea of what you want when doing fillers/botox. Do you want a sharper nose, smaller jaw etc? It’s easier that way and Dr Soh will advice you if it’s suitable for you etc.

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By looking at my photo, I’m pretty sure you guys know that I wanted to do something about that flat nose bridge. So I told Dr Soh I wanted fillers for the nose and perhaps botox to slim down the cheeks cause I’ve a puffy face. I also asked for her recommendation and she suggested cheek fillers as my cheek area right above the cheek bone is quite flat.

To be honest, I did not actually realized my cheek area is flat. In a way, sometimes the areas we think need alteration are fine but those we think is fine might need some enhancement. Which is why it’s good to seek professional advice. But of course, beauty is subjective.

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I’m actually quite happy after the consultation as Dr Soh commented that I’ve high cheekbones, strong chin and relatively nice jawline. Hee!

And so I’m going to do my procedures very soon and I can’t wait for my new look! Plus it’s my very first aesthetic fillers procedure! (I’m scared of needles though. >;<;) So excited! Hee! Stay tune to my update on my new look! XD

Privé Clinic is located at:
One Raffles Place #05-04A
Singapore 048616
Tel: 6535 8684
9848 2888 (after opening hours)
Fax: 6532 6198
Email: carlene@priveclinic.com

Opening hours
Mon to Fri: 10am to 8pm
Sat: 9am to 8pm
Sun and PH: Closed

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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