Whether you’re going to a dentist for your bi-annual check-up or to get a filling, apart from brushing your teeth beforehand, here are 5 beauty tips for a visit to the dentist :-
1. Lose the lipstick and lip gloss!
Like it or not, the dentist will be examining your oral cavity and their gloved-up hands will smear any lipstick all over your face. As for lip gloss, the sticky stuff will most likely end up on the intra-oral dental mirror the dentist uses to check your teeth. If it blocks their vision, they won’t be happy.
My Advice : Don’t go bare-lipped because your lips may dry out. Instead, apply a moisturising lip balm or lip cream which soaks into lips and doesn’t leave behind a sticky residue.
2. Smokey eyes and going to the dentist do not go together!
Nowadays, it’s all about health and safety so every patient is required to wear unflattering safety tinted glasses to protect your peepers from the lights and water splashes. Regardless of whether you keep your eyes opened or shut them tight, it can get kinda hot under the spotlight and combined with any nerves you may have, you’re gonna sweat. What does that mean? Your hot smokey eye make-up will turn into big panda eyes!
My Advice : Give your eyes a break from all the make-up. Curl your lashes and slick on an eyelash serum.
The spotlight will be on the area around your mouth. This means that the dentist and their dental assistant will have an extreme close-up of that area. Remove your ‘tache (I said remove, not bleach!! Bleaching doesn’t make hair invisible!) and if you have been blessed with nose hair, trim it!!
My Advice : I’m a big fan of threading which plucks hair from the follicle level and one day, I will get mine lasered off. But as for now, facial hair removal cream is my best friend.
4. Dousing yourself in your favourite perfume is a no-no!
Who doesn’t want to smell good and show off their signature scent? But let me tell you from personal experience that there’s nothing worse than being a dentist treating a highly perfumed patient. The protective mask is pretty suffocating already and if you add in an unwanted scent in a small confined area (aka dental surgery), it’s very uncomfortable. Remember, you want to keep your dentist happy!!
My Advice : A light spritz of an eau de toilette to your wrists or a gentle spray of deodorant to your armpits is more than enough.
You will be lying back on the dental chair so forget the high ponytails or loose buns because it will be uncomfortable to rest your head on them. You can keep it loose but if be careful of it getting tangled up or even worse, having bits of your saliva and blood flying into it.
My Advice : Embrace braided pigtails. One to each side for fuss-free and extra cute factor.
I’m writing this with sadness and anger mixed together.
If you’ve been following the news, you may have read about Lauren Scruggs – a 23-year-old fashion blogger – who had a tragic accident where she somehow walked into a plane’s propellor blades. She has had her left hand amputated, suffered a skull fracture and may lose the sight of her left eye.
Picture taken from Lauren's blog
I read a lot of blogs but I’ve never come across Lauren’s blog but when I read about this, my face winced and a lump rose up in my throat because it’s just so horrible to hear. And if you’re like me and many other people out there, you’ll send positive thoughts and say a prayer for her.
So it REALLY REALLY REALLY sickens me to read how disgustingly ugly some people are inside!!!
These are some of the ugly and insensitive comments left by disgusting trolls!!!
C G BR Man : “Like Oh My God… I can’t believe I just walked into a propeller!”
LoL!!! Dumb blonde!!!
Thintheheard : There we go, put the blame not on she who doesn’t feel the breeze coming from the six foot fan rotating inches from her body or hear the noise from the exhaust (cuz plane engines are ohh so silent). But on anyone else…. why don’t we blame the person who drove her to the airport because its their fault she was there. Or maybe even her school teachers for not educating her that a large propeller made of any hard material spinning at a few hundred rpms WILL HURT if you touch it. Or many we should blame her parents for dropping her on her head when she was an infant. Or maybe still we can just blame her for being an effing retard.
The Cardinal : So where are the after pics?
There are more insensitive comments which you can read here…but be prepared to get angry!! You know, I am a big fan of the internet, but it’s disgusting trolls like this who make it horrible. They are so pathetic and hide behind their computer screens and write whatever sh*t they like!!! When I first got my hater comment on my other blog, it shocked me to oblivion…but these comments to Lauren are just vile!!! VILE!!!
As for Lauren, we at The Best Beauty Blog, wish you and your family, all the best in your road to recovery. Sending you strong positive thoughts and know that you are in our prayers.
Beauty Tip: You will NEVER be beautiful if you are UGLY inside!
(If there are any trolls lurking here, any disgusting comments left on this post will be deleted!)
In every girl’s closet, there will be at least one item in there which should be binned. For me, half of my wardrobe should be binned…but I’m a hoarder! Anyway, I have this bra which I call “Mouldy Bra” because it used to be white, sexy and lacy…but now it’s grey, out of shape and very not-sexy! However, it’s comfy and I am rather fond of it and I wear it all the time…and today was Mouldy Bra day. Let’s see what happened…
I’ve been having weekly physio sessions due to a bad back. Two weeks ago, my usual Female Physio went on holiday so I had to see one of her colleagues while she was away…and it turned out to be a male physio and he’s HOT! And I mean HOT! Seriously, I am one of those weirdos who never find men attractive (except my Husband, of course)… I would say no to Keanu, Brad, George, McDreamy (or whatshisface), Twilight dude, etc… But seriously, Hunky Physio is HOT…with very toned arms. My Husband knows I think Hunky Physio is hot because the first time I saw him, I was with my Husband…and I shook his arm and whispered in Cantonese, “Check him out!!! He’s HOT!!!“
So I hope I have got the message across about Hunky Physio…he’s HOT!!
Anyway, today, I had a session with him…and this is what happened…
Hunky Physio : How have you been since last week? Me : Okay…but I have still been getting shoulder and back pain on my right side… Hunky Physio : Okay let me see…
He touches my shoulder and back to assess the muscles…
Hunky Physio : Yes, it’s feeling very stiff.
That’s what HE said!! Bahahaha! I am so immature!!
Hunky Physio : I’m going to do some work on your neck, back and shoulder. Can you take off your top?
I whip off my top without much hesitation. I’m totally cool about that because I have had many physio / chiropractor / massage therapy sessions so I know what to do…and then I realised my fatal mistake :
I was wearing my Mouldy Bra!!!!
And he’s totally watching me…not in a creepy way…but my Female Physio kinda averts her eyes whenever she tells me to undress…whereas Hunky Physio is watching and waiting for me to clamber onto the physio chair.
I was very embarrassed…but it wasn’t over yet…
My shoulder was giving me some problems…so he somehow ended up massaging the back ledge of my armpit…which hadn’t seen a shaver for 3-4 days. Did someone say “regrowth”?! Thank God, I sprayed on deodorant before I left the house. It was also very ticklish at the same time and I was this close to letting a giggle escape!!!
It was also like one of the most painful physio sessions ever. I had to bite my lip, cheek and tongue from the pain!! I did a few grunts here and there. Such gross noises!!
After it was over, I was in a daze from pain and embarrassment. I got up to put on my top…and he asked if I was okay…I didn’t answer because I was in my daze…so he walked up to me…like right in front of me…as I was putting on my top to check on me!!!
One voice was telling me, “Do not raise your arms. Hairy pits galore!!!” and another voice was saying, “Hurry up, put your top back on! Your Mouldy Bra is disgusting and your love handles are bulging out!“
ARGH! I feel so mortified!!! My Female Physio returns next week so I won’t have to see him again! PHEW!!!
Beauty Tip : Never wear a mouldy bra to physio sessions!
Do you have any embarrassing stories to share about mouldy underwear? Also, do you want to get the number of the Hunky Physio guy and check him out yourself? Bahahahaha!!!!
P.S. Just to share more love… I got home, whipped off the Mouldy Bra to take a photo of it and then blogged this post…which means I wrote this blog post bra-less! Bahahahahaaa! Okay, sorry! Normal posting resumes tomorrow.
After being a beauty blogger for months and subjecting to everyone of my daily postings, I can thoroughly say it has been a fantastic experience. Before I ventured into it, I debated for months on end if I could take on this role…simply because I had formed some weird preconceptions about what attributes one must have to become a beauty blogger!
Here is what I thought was the unspoken Beauty Blogger Commandments :-
1. Thou shalt wear make-up every day and applyeth it with professional skills
2. Thou shalt knoweth everything about skincare ingredients
3. Thou shalt never be seen in publiceth with chipped nail polish
4. Thou shalt moisturise thine entire body from head to toe
5. Thou shalt carry a make-up bag with hand cream in your handbag
6. Thou shalt carry hand sanitiser because thou is a germophobe
7. Thou shalt washeth make-up brushes every time after using
8. Thou shalt chuck out mascara every 3 months
9. Thou shalt never applyeth make-up testers onto thine face 10. Thou shalt be able to recommendeth a beauty product at all times
11. Thou shalt never have a bad hair day
12. Thou shalt always wear sunscreen and reapply every 2 hours
13. Thou shalt never have lipstick on your teeth
14. Thou shalt do face / hair / eye masks every week
15. Thou shalt know the release dates of all make-up collections
16. Thou shalt not have hair anywhere else except head, brows and lashes
And guess what It’s NOT TRUE!!! There are certain etiquette to follow with the act of beauty blogging…but as for being a beauty blogger, anyone can do it as long as they have a passion or desire to do so.
I’m not saying that my beauty blogger friends don’t follow some or all of the above commandments. Gosh, they’re perfect!
But I’m NOT!!! HAHAHA!!! I follow none of the 16 Commandments listed! But you knew that already! I actually took a day off yesterday from doing any beauty blogging and turned to my camera and did some vlogging… Forget beauty blogging, I think I should immerse into the Weather Reporting World!
I can imagine the headlines…”A Beauty Blogger has taken the Weather Reporting World by Storm!” Okay…such a failed attempt at being funny with my pun!! Anyway, have fun watching the video of me being a doofus…and think about subscribing to my channel…and if you do, just remember, that qualifies as one entry into my Urban Decay Giveaway! YAY!
I was wondering what colour to paint my nails last night as I received quite a few in the #ABBW2011 goodie bag from the generous sponsors, when I came across this beauty – ulta3 Mermaid Green. As you can see, ulta3 Mermaid Green is a pretty green-blue creamy colour (yes, I know my shade descriptions suck!) and while I was painting them, I was reminded of this Whale vs Mermaid? Fat vs Thin? forwarded email I got a while ago and I thought I’d share it with you..
Recently, in a large French city, a poster featuring a young,thin and tanned woman appeared in the window of a gym.
It said: “THIS SUMMER DO YOU WANT TO BE A MERMAID OR A WHALE?”
A middle aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.
To Whom It May Concern:
Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans). They have an active sex life, they get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins, stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Barren Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia. Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs.
They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.
Mermaids don’t exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don’t have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex? Therefore they don’t have kids either. Not to mention who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?
The choice is perfectly clear to me; I want to be a whale.
The email concluded with this :
We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver and a coffee with my friends. With time we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren’t heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, “Good gosh, look how smart I am!”
[End of email]
Interesting right? What do you think? I’m happy having ulta3 Mermaid Green on my nails, but as for being a mermaid, I can’t swim so, no thanks! Oh…that means I can’t be a whale either… Hmm…need to rethink this…LOL
My name is Ling and I am 31 years of age and I am still a Brazilian waxing virgin. This is largely due to fear of not knowing what to expect, followed by my low pain threshold. However, after reading Confessions Of A Brazilian Waxing Queen by Svetlana Burckhardt, I feel like I’m ready!!! Allow me to share…
This is a book which got me hooked from start to finish. In fact, I read the entire book on the same evening I got sent it for review. For a Brazilian waxing virgin like me, it provides a helpful insight in what to expect if I ever decide to get a Brazilian wax. And for those who get this done an a regular basis, they can identify and chuckle along to all the stories Svetlana shares in the book.
A Brazilian wax, also referred to as the full monty will remove all visible hair from the bikini line, pubic area, labia and anal area. A client can opt to leave a small strip or triangle of hair on top of the pubic bone, or can choose the Hollywood Wax trend where all hair is removed, every last strand.
Easy to read – check. Funny – check. Helpful – check. Ready to book a Brazilian waxing appointment with Svetlana – check…except she is based in Sydney! Gah! Never mind, because I got to ask Svetlana a few questions…
Breasts, boobies, boobs – whatever you want to call them, men love them – in all shapes and sizes. Now, before you carry on reading, let’s do a quick quiz to see if this post “How To Make Your Breast Look Bigger” is suitable for you :-
Read the question carefully, before selecting your answer. Imagine if you were running a marathon, without wearing a sports bra. Based on the size of your breasts, would you :-
a) Be unable to cross the finishing line
b) Start running but then have to slow down to a comfortable walking pace
c) Run like the wind
If you chose a), it is most likely that you were unable to cross the finishing line because your big bouncy boobies gave you two black eyes so you couldn’t see and had to stop running! You’re reading the wrong blog post love! You want to read “How To Make Your Breasts Look Smaller” – of which I cannot write about because my titties are already “small and humble” à la Shakira.
If you chose b), it is most likely that you had to slow down as your breasts started to hurt due to lack of support from a sports bra. Your bosom should be of almost perfect size. You lucky gal!
If you chose c), welcome to my world of flat pancake boobies!
Please note that even with flat pancakes, I would never be able to run like the wind, let alone run a marathon. I am lazy and unfit and my belly is bigger than my boobs! ’Nuff said!
Before I share my secrets on how I make my boobs look bigger, please may I just point out that I don’t obsess over my lack of boobage and I wouldn’t get plastic surgery to plump them up or anything. I am generally happy with my puppies and I only need a helping hand in the chest department when a fancy top or a dress calls for it. For your reference, I’m a 32A – tragic and true – but like I said, it’s not the end of the world and here’s how you can fake a more ample bosom…