I still remember when I first heard about Permanent Hair Removal, my face immediately lit up.
I thought that is something that girls ought to go for,
especially underarms when well, girls basically wear sleeveless almost half of the time,
and furthermore, with our all year round sunny hot weather, wearing sleeveless at home/outside becomes a norm as well.
Being a person who can't exactly bear the physical pain (a pain which i created myself and in my mind, read on and you will know),
I gave up the thought initially and just think that I could easily just substitute the pain by diligently shaving whenever needed……
…. Till i was being invited over for a Complimentary IPL Laser Hair Removal treatment for the underarm at Pink Parlour.
And being a pain-freak, i was rather reluctant at the onset,
and given the fact that it needs about 6 treatments in order to achieve the permanent flawless smooth underarm,
which also means going through 6 painful moments consecutively within months.
I thought twice about it but was convinced by Zel again and again to give it a try….. so I did.
I had the honour of having my treatment at this brand new Pink Parlour (PP) outlet at Orchard Central,
and trust me, its HUGE!
Pics to prove it..
The Entrance from my right view.
The waiting area, love the disco lights and the zebra prints sofa (love prints!).
Greeted by the grand entrance,
an excited me took my camera and went ahead exploring the place, snapping away,
so enjoy the pictures of viewing the place!
Resting areas, love the chandelier lights.
and more resting areas <3 hot pink cushions!
The treatment rooms.
The large varieties of colour.
One of the manicure areas,
Kitty that is supposed to let you hug while enjoying your treatment, (muahaha, divert your attention as well).
Shortly after exploring, I went into a room together with Wendy, the lady boss.
Kudos to her being patient with me cause I vividly remember that I asked her many questions about IPL during the pre-treatment, heh.
In her opinion and being a person who experienced IPL before, she assured me that it will NOT be painful, maybe a lil sensitive to some,
but for her majority of customers, it wasn't a problem at all.
Wendy guided me patiently again on what I have to do,
and well, I have to say the cooling gel that was applied before the laser treatment helped in soothing out the underarms.
I went ahead thinking that it might last about half hour or so,
but surprisingly, within 5-10 minutes, it was done.
And the pain-freak's verdict?
I would say it's not as painful as i thought! Phew!
probably for me its kinda like a sensitive moment when the laser hit the underarm,
(and for all the hair to get heated up so as to kill the roots, it takes about 5-7 hits per underarm)
but they were absolutely bearable!
To describe it in exact words, its like someone shooting a warm rubberband at your underarm for 5-7 times,
but Wendy does have a cold pack to ease the immediate sensitivity.
Here's the machine, and the underarm after a week.
it has been a month and I have to admit that I LOVE IT!
The underarm has been hairless for the month after I last did,
and it absolute GREAT that I do not have to worry about shaving each day.
And to achieve permanent hair removal for it,
perhaps IPL once a month would be good.
Silly me should have tried it earlier on and guess what,
I actually went to sign a package recently for the IPL Laser treatments with PP even.
So much for wanting to save some money and being so reluctant in the first place.
But i checked out the market rate, and usual IPL treatment each time costs about SGD $150- $200,
and PP has a package (the package that i have signed) which cost SGD $588 for 6 treatments,
which worked out about SGD $98 per treatment instead!
Just as when I urged all my female friends to go try IPL too,
I just found out that many of them already SIGNED a package with PP or are already hooked on IPL. heh.
As girlfriends like Applepie, June, Wen E and all have also signed the same package!
Not just IPL at PP,
I did an impromptu manicure there as well and tried out the new range of O.P.I Colours- Glitters!
Love the Red, and it's seasonal, perfect for occasions coming up. ;D
If you are interested,
find out more about their IPL Treatments HERE.
Up till date, I am actually kinda surprised and very very glad how the clique has came together.
Wouldn't go into much details right now as it might flood the whole entry, but i will some day.
To sum it up, it has been great getting back in contact with dear Yalin,
whom leney, haslinda and myself used to hang out during poly year one,
here's a of us in year ONE, gosh, how dear Yalin changed to an even beautiful swan now.
Yalin and i got back into contact after the group planned a surprise 21st birthday party for me last year,
and invited all my closer friends to the surprise party.
After seeing her at the party, we began to start contacting more often and unknowingly,
I spent quite a bit of time hanging out with Yalin and her boyfriend, Jarrold,
as well as Jarrold's buddy, Keng how. (and that's how I know Keng How)
The past year has been great (okay, perhaps great is an understatement,
and AWESOME would be a more accurate word) knowing Yalin, Jarrold & Keng How better,
so we gladly extended invites to these two dear friends in all our group gatherings.
As time goes by, they are just part of us already.
Jarrold, being Keng How's great buddy has specially planned a birthday surprise for him during last weekend.
It was held at Jarrold's place and how I love love love his place.
The architecture of his place is brilliant, and the resort wooden feel is absolutely cosy and cool.
The girlfriends and myself, we were the food crew.
And guess what was the theme?
Jarrold set a totally hard-to-adhere theme, and i thought there were high restrictions for dressing, oops,
the theme was Keng How's dressing. o.o
The girlfriends and I went in search of his photos on facebook,
and being girls, how well can we dress in that theme right!
And here're a couple of photos that I got from his facebook.
White tee with a shirt over.
Checkered sounds easier..
Okay, he loves checkered shirts..
And… I am sure of that now.
So let me present to you WHAT WERE WE DRESSED IN,
without coordinating with each other….
The first thing that people asked was that if our theme was plaids or checkered hahahaha
But I am proud of us dressing as similarly to him as possible,
and hey hey I even brought JEANS over, given that the weather was super warm. (cuz he usually wears cropped jeans)
Jarrold gathered all his friends, and here we were,
surprising him with party poppers when he stepped into the house!
many kenghow's wannabes.
Jar decided to give him a title of being an angel…
Kenghow wannabes UNITE!
Kenghow's expressionless expression. coolios. (Can you see that we are almost bursting with laughter?)
The Miss-Kenghow wannabes.
The food of the day was steamboat,
so a couple of us had to change out of the outfits, if not we would be dripping with sweat as we eat.
And a friend of KH was so kind to get everybody a cup of bubbletea with her own opened bubbletea business!
That's the owner in the middle.
wee, never get sick of bubbletea. <3
Love leney's candid expression here.
Preparing for steamboat.
The wide array of food
After dinner and here comes boozing!
Free manicure service (BY ME) on that day, :p
Cake cutting time. A cake that was for 50 pax or more, HUGE!
The angel appears again.
Jarrold making his heart-felt speech for his dear friend, which touched the hearts of many.
How sweet to witness that.
Cheers to great friendship, and a year older a year wiser. (pupu the dog looks absolutely cute here)
Another angel spotted, awwww.
Kenghow's blood brother, i think they look very alike.
His secondary school friends
We had a stayover at Jarrold's place that very night,
and his place is almost like a hotel,
extremely cosy and is equipped with whatever necessities that you need. Awesome.
Classic looking Sago collar Dress by Pearlavish.
And another classic black dress that is great for work and play by pearlavish too!
On a random note,
I was thinking about certain stuff today and it leads to me think that how judgmental one can be sometimes.
To the closer friends whom are always there to exchange some thoughts with me,
they would know that I am never a fan of assumptions and unnecessary judgments.
Though many a time, these are not within one's control, or in fact,
its just normal for human to form judgments conveniently with what they see on the surface.
I mean, I do form my own set of opinions and judgment at times too,
but at least i thought its only fair to form thoughts only after interacting reasonably enough with the other party,
or even if I do after the first meet up, it would be only right to provide the benefits the doubt irregardless of whatever we see and experience,
and to provide the person with equal opportunity and at the same time, to spend some time perhaps,
ask if you need to, and try to understand what's the reason behind for any situation/problem if we think there is.
Don't you agree?
Well of course, there are many different kinds of people existing in the world,
accompanied with different mindsets that are as vast as the ocean.
Furthermore, as one widens the social circle, there're bound to be people judging and then, gossiping behind.
Again, i don't see the fun of gossiping, and I think it in fact, creates unnecessary misunderstandings at times as well.
I mean, there are definitely times whereby one is feeling boiling emotions about certain work/personal situations with another person,
and I can totally comprehend the need to rant it out, the need to share with somebody.
Because those are moments, whereby you need some comfort,
you need some suggestions to better mitigate or solve the issue/situation.
It's also very normal for two close friends and all to exchange thoughts about things/people,
but I don't see a point in one going around randomly sharing with different unrelated people about issues on someone else,
and start to discuss all sorts of information that are obtained on the surface.
Because if one thinks carefully again, though the friend might be listening and providing some form of reactions to the him/her talking,
but one wouldn't know what kind of impression the friend has formed for him/her at the same time,
when the fact shows that, this is how one treats a person, this is how one judges a person,
and this will be how one might treat and judge the friend in future as well.
So don't that causes some barriers to trust and reflects negatively to one's own impression as well?
Just some personal thoughts which I seldom share on this space.
So probably if you are facing issues like this,
maybe spend a few moments thinking that at the end of the day,
we can't control what people judge and say, so let them be.
And when they start talking about you, it's probably because they are affected by you,
if you think carefully again, that might not necessary be a bad thing.
As long as we feel peace at heart and know that we are not doing anything that will provide even a tinge of guilt,
as well as knowing we are in control of our own situation and direction,
that's all the matters anyway.
I remember that I chanced upon a quote that I agree very much:
whenever you found out that someone is talking about you,
well, you will be surprised how little he/she thinks about you.
Back to work, toodles!
CREDITS TO PEARLAVISH:
SAGO WHITE DRESS
BLACK CLASSIC DRESS