22/07/2014

[REVIEW] Eye Studio Tokyo


[This is not a sponsored post]

Hello!

I think by now it's not hard to find an authentic Japanese eyelash extension salons in Singapore. I've done my research for the longest time and here are just some of the reasons why I picked Eye Studio. Since this is not a sponsored post, I will express my opinions truthfully according to my experience and I know many of you out there are on the same boat as me itching to find an honest non-sponsored review.

I was actually introduced by my friend Linda who've tried the services at Eye Studio. Since Mother's Day was around the corner at that time, I decided to bring my mom along. It was quite hard to book an appointment with them as they're always fully booked. So we had to book 2 weeks in advance for a 2 person slot. Oh and if you want to do both top & bottom lashes you'll have to mention it in advance because they might not complete it in time before the next customer arrives. 


As we arrived, we were greeted by the lady at the reception. It was our first trip thus we had to fill up a form on our details and what type of designs we want for the eyelash extensions. For upper lash, I chose the C curl with the thickness of 0.15mm in a Sexy Design and for lower lashes, I just wanted it to be full. 

We were then escorted to the treatment area where you can lay down on a comfortable bed with a fluffy blanket just in case you'd feel a bit chilly. The lady who did my lashes on the first trip was Nakamura-san. She was extremely gentle with the application that I fell asleep. Considering I haven't had any sleep the night before and did a photo shoot with Decenber XVII in the morning (will talk about this soon!), I was pretty wrecked. 

From what I can remember, she applied some tape below my eyes to cover up my natural bottom lashes to prevent the faux lashes from sticking on the wrong side. I suggest that you do not wear any eye make up since there's gonna be tape everywhere and it will eventually lift up your product in a very unsightly manner. It is IMPORTANT that you DO NOT apply any mascara on your lashes! First of all, they will not apply the lash extensions on for you and they'll charge you for removing it. It costs $20SGD just for that. However, your eyes would be closed most of the time so don't worry about wearing contact lenses unless you're uncomfortable with "sleeping" with your contacts for about 20-40 minutes. But if you're doing bottom lashes, here's the tricky part of about it. Of course they wouldn't ask you to open your eyes without blinking for 30 minutes while they delicately apply the lashes on, they'd tape your upper eyelids, pulling it slightly upwards for a small opening so your eyelids don't touch. Ouch? No, it sounds scary but it didn't hurt at all. 


I guess you all should know by now that they used the strand by strand method therefore it takes a lot of skill and precession to stick them on to your natural lashes separately. Generally these would last for about a month or up to 6 weeks with extra care. Refrain from rubbing your eyelids constantly because it would not only cause the lashes to loosen up and drop easily, it may irritate your eyes. Since I had these lashes on, I minimised the use of eye make up because I didn't felt the need for it. But when I have to be made up for photo shoots or events, I would remove it gently with a cotton pad or wipes in a downward motion while having my eyes closed. Use a cotton bud if you have to remove make up on the lash line or bottom eyelids. Wow, seems like a lot of work huh? Well, there's always a cost for beauty. 

Since I brought my mom along for the first trip, they suggested us to opt for the 2-pack bundle that costed $150SGD for 2 with unlimited lashes. I had 60 lashes on which was 30 for each side. Bottom lashes costed $20SGD only. I went back for touch up 4 weeks later but they charge touch-up according to the amount of lashes that needs to be added in. I was treated by Cayo-san and I told her I wanted it to be fuller so she added 70 lashes which costs $70SGD (the price for 80 lashes). However the price for bottom lashes has increased from $20SGD to $40SGD~ with effect on July 2014, bummer. So I spent $120 on touch up while my first trip only costed me $95. Then again, it could be their GSS promotion because in Singapore, the Great Singapore Sales happen from June onwards to the end of July or earlier. 

All in all, I think it was money well spent. I love my soft and natural looking lashes and I will definitely make myself a regular. 


Other than specialising in eyelash extensions, they also have plenty of other services such as eyebrow embroidery and eyeliner tattoos. You can check out more on their services on their website. Their website is in Japanese but I'm sure you can translate it with google. But if you're still unsure, you may contact them directly as they do speak basic English. 



ADDRESS: 177 RiverValleyRoad LIANG COURT #03-01 SINGAPORE 179030

  • TEL: 9298-6774 / 6883-1077
  • Hours: 
     10:30am - last appointment 6:30pm 
     Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays business as usual. Prior booking is essential.





xoxo, 
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17/07/2014

ALL OR NOTHING



What's up guys. It's been awhile, how have you been? 

Recently, Nicole and I decided to revive Stray Katz but we've tweaked it a little bit so that we can get you readers more involved. I'll be talking more about it later.

This will be my first outfit post. I do have my own personal blog but I'll be posting more fashion related stuff here. So this is the outfit that I wore to attend my favourite kpop band, 2NE1's concert. YAY! I missed them the last time they performed here so you guys have no idea how psyched I was to be able to go this time.  I didn't even care I was gonna be queueing for 3 hours and standing for 2 hours + because I FREAKING LOVE 2NE1. Other than loving their amazing voices and talent, I admire their quirky, cool, sexy & versatile fashion sense. That's what made them stand out of from the rest of the other groups and that's what made them so special. I can vividly remember that Bom once said that she wanted 2NE1 to be thought of as weird - in a good way of course. 



Back to my ootd, to catch my unnie's - did you know that Minzy is only 20 - attention obviously I'm not gonna tone down or dress casually, I'm going all out! I figured that stripes make a pretty striking statement so I went for a hooded stripe coat for my outerwear. In Harajuku, wearing a bralette over a top is the currently in trend, so I wore a pink tropical printed bralette over a lace crop top. To give my look a little more balance, I chose a softer colour for my top & bottom. I also wore baby pink socks over my Chocomoo x Disney x Avantgarde tattoo stockings that Nicole brought for me from Japan. Here's a piece of advice, wear comfortable shoes. If you're gonna be standing and jumping throughout the night, choose a pair of shoes that has a slight platform or a soft sole because flat shoes will cause a lot of friction with your feet, making it uncomfortable. And if you have big feet like me, open toe shoes or sandals are ideal for concerts. 


For accessories, I picked very cutesy candy coloured clips and bracelets to give my look a pop of colour. A friend of mine actually handmade those candy bracelets and she had some extra which she gave to me. I didn't want it to overpower my outfit so I didn't wear any chunky accessories. As usual, together with my tattoo chokers I added a pink necklace with woven chains and evil eye charms. I didn't wear any earrings as my twin tails already did the job.

WHERE TO SHOP

Accessories - H&M/ Osewaya
Stripe Coat - TRF by Zara
Lace Crop Top - WEGO @ J Runway
Bralette & Skirt - H&M
Stockings - MAM Avantgarde 
Holographic Platform Sandals - Y.R.U



(FYI, there's a slight discolouration on the images and I'll try to fix that as soon as I can. If you wish to see them at original filter, we will post it up on out Facebook page)



xoxo, 
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12/03/2014

It's always so sunny.




Bucket Hat - HELEN
Jacket - @JulianTanjy at Carousel
Yin Yang Backpack - O-Mighty
Stripe Top, Pleather Skirt & Socks - H&M
Shoes - Y.R.U

Thanks to my bud Nicole I've been able to do outfit shots often because she has a better lens that I do. Ugh, makes me feel like I should finally invest in one. A good prime lens especially but it's quite expensive to get first hand. I really won't mind getting preowned lenses if it's still in mint condition. 

Anyway I've pretty much wore my Qozmos all the time now I finally can see that it's so worn out. One of the hooks actually dropped!!! They really served me well and fit almost everything I love to wear and it is probably the most comfortable platform shoes I have. The sole is quite light weight but still sturdy compared to my UNIF trainers, those are hella heavy. Still love 'em tho. 



xoxo, 
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08/03/2014

Cold.




All photos taken by Nicole Ngai for her school proj. Decided to edit them to my favour. HEHE.



xoxo, 
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