Semakau Landfill: Where are We?  


There are Singaporeans who care about the waste disposal situation here. For these people, perhaps they will be relieved to know that the second phase of the development of Semakau Landfill has been accomplished. This is according to the Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA).


The landfill’s second phase of development offers an additional capacity of sixteen million cubic metres (this is equivalent to more or less six thousand Olympic-size pools). This is said to be enough to meet the waste disposal needs of the country up to 2035 and possibly beyond.

The second phase converted the remaining 157 hectare of sea space into a landfill. The project boasts of lower overall construction cost because of minimizing the amount of sand used. It does not end there because there will be two engineering features that can help the efficacy of waste disposal.


The first feature is the construction of a floating platform (about 200 metre). This platform will permit dump trucks to release burning ash unto the landfill ell. The other feature is the floating wastewater treatment plant. The wastewater treatment plant will meet the standards set by the Trade Effluent Discharge. It is crucial that the water will undergo treatment before it is discharged into the sea.

The second phase was spearheaded because the first phase of the landfill is expected to be fully occupied by year 2016. NEA did not allow the rich ecosystem and biodiversity of Semakau Island to be destroyed thus the transferring and transplanting of coral colonies to Sisters’ Island.

Now that we know where we are when it comes to Semakau Landfill, the least that we can do is to be conscious of our waste disposals and help protect our rich biodiversity.


Security Measures for SingPass  


Even for a developed country like Singapore, we do not know for sure if our identification is secured. In the recent days, a number of users have received emails titled “SingPass account security info verification”. According to SingPass, this is a phishing email. If it is received, one should not click on the link and simply delete it right away.


This incident paved way for SingPass to improve and enhance their features further. Actually, SingPass through Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore announced that the improved features were launched on July 5, 2015.

To date, SingPass serves more than sixty four government agencies. The users of SingPass are then allowed to access more than two hundred e-services which necessitate secure user identification. In 2013, SingPass transactions went up to fifty seven million. With this number of transactions, it is only fitting that the security measures for SingPass are improved.image008

The new security measure talks about two-factor authentication system otherwise known as 2FA. This system allows users to access crucial e-government transactions that comprise sensitive data. This is how it works: the administrator will send one-time password in addition to the log in process (that involves our SingPass ID and password).

The one-time password will be sent via our SMS. After receiving the one-time password, users will need to register for the new 2FA by logging to the SingPass website. For now, this is voluntary but come next year, it will be mandatory. Other improvements include customizing SingPass ID and resetting the passwords immediately through mobile phones.

Cheers to safer and more secure days!Emak-Singpass-040714e

5 All-Natural Methods to Get Rid of Tan Lines

Apart from your holiday photos, there’s one more thing that’ll remind you of the amazing summer vacation you had—your tan lines. If you want to know how to get rid of those pesky lines on your arms, chest, neck, and legs, try scouring through your kitchen pantry for instant home remedies.65_zps15709a9d

  1. Lemon Juice. As a natural exfoliant, lemon juice is perfect for getting rid of obvious tan lines, but don’t use it alone as it could potentially burn your skin. Mix it with an equal part of honey, dab onto the lines, and leave it on for 25 minutes before washing it off.
  1. Cucumbers. The vitamin C content and natural moisture in cucumbers is what makes it an ideal tan line treatment. Cut cucumber into thin slices, mash it until it turns into paste, and then leave it on the affected area for about 20 minutes.
  1. Potatoes. Just as it can help in healing burns, potatoes can also aid in eliminating tan lines. Just like cucumbers, cut up a potato into thin slices and place it on the area to be treated. Leave it on for 15 minutes and you’ll notice colour changes in your skin in an instant.


  1. Black Tea. If your tan line appears more like a burn line, then this treatment can be extra useful for you. All you have to do is make a cup of iced black tea, pour it into an extra spray bottle, and then spritz it to yourself after showering. Not only will this trick soothe your skin, it’ll also help in fading stark tan lines much faster.
  1. Aloe Vera. Products containing vitamin E or aloe Vera are also great remedies for bad tan lines. These products work by moisturizing your skin, helping it rejuvenate while promoting growth of skin cells. This way, you get to nourish your skin while getting rid of the pesky lines you got from lounging on the beach.

Getting rid of post-vacation beauty woes, such as tan lines, can be challenging especially if you don’t have the luxury of time to deal with it. Fortunately, there are natural treatments you can easily access at home and use them as instant remedy to ease away noticeable tan lines.


Makeup Sticks Perfect for Your Low-Key Makeup Look

There sure are a lot of things that we feel bad being lazy about during summertime, but applying makeup isn’t one of those things. If all we need to do is swipe our favourite lippie or apply two coats of mascara, then so be it. But if you’re starting to feel really lazy in doing this too, then it’s time that you take hold on one of the following beauty sticks. Not only will they enable you to skip your makeup brushes altogether, these sticks are also excellent multitaskers that are perfect for your every beauty need.


  1. Nudestix Lip and Cheek Pencil. When it comes to stick multitaskers, this would definitely top the list. Not only does it offer eight gorgeous shades to suit every skin tone, this pencil can also be used as an eyeshadow, blusher, and lipstick. Another thing that you’ll love about it is, it has creamy moisturizing formula despite being a pencil, making it a more ideal product to keep in your vanity to save you on those lazy days.
  1. Tarte Coloured Clay CC Primer. Not only does this product leave you with flawless-looking skin, it also contains colour correcting clays that brightens your skin and neutralizes redness and appearance of blemishes. All you need to do is dab and blend the product in certain areas of the face, and you’re good to go.
  1. Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Colour Stick. Want to sport that rosy flush as if you just got out from the gym? Then this argan lip and cheek stick is the best choice for you. Aside from its smooth finish, this makeup stick imparts a sheer and natural-looking flush on your skin. Take your pick from its five available shades—pink, coral, rosey, red, and spice—to get that subtle pop of colour to your cheeks.

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  1. Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour and Highlight. If you’re after a makeup stick with creamy texture and luminous finish, then this sculpting stick is definitely a thing to consider. Apart from its texture and finish, this highlighting stick also has light-reflecting properties that make the highlighted areas look luminous and healthy instead of being plain reflective.
  1. Lipstick Queen Cupid’s Bow. Having problems on applying the lip colour you want? Ditch your lip liner and lipstick for this lip pencil now. Aside from its incredibly pigmented and super comfortable formula, this lip pencil comes in a wide range of colours to choose from. And the packaging? It makes it so easy to work with utmost precision.

There really are times when you feel lazy to put on some makeup, so it’s a relief to know that there are products we can rely on for that “no-makeup” makeup look. Arm yourself with any of these products and ensure you still look fresh and glowing minus the effort.


3 Things That Are Filthier Than Toilets  


We want our child to live healthy and clean but there will come a time that they will encounter germs. Germs thrive in dirty places and it is inconspicuous to the naked eye. This is why germs are more dangerous than ever. How can we fight something that we do not see? Well, for starters, we should identify places that they thrive in and try to kill them.


When we hear germs, we think of the toilet. It does not need any more explanation but we will be surprised that there are filthier places than our toilets. It is important that we identify places (aside from our toilets) where germs thrive so we can avoid if not eliminate it. This article will tell us where germs reside (well, aside from our toilets).

Here’s the list:

  • Smartphone: Smartphones or tablets became a personal item for every Singaporean. Not all people know that smartphones and tablets are filthier than toilets. This is horrifying to know because we spend most of our time holding our smartphones or tablets. In fact, there are times that we eat with our bare hands while holding our phones. Let this be our warning. We have to clean it regularly and avoid bringing it in the toilet.


  • Keyboard: If we do not hold our smartphones, we hold the keyboard most of the time especially if our job requires it. We have to be wary because keyboards contain more germs than our toilet seat. According to experts, germs in keyboards can cause food poisoning. To keep our keyboards clean, we have to disinfect it before and after using it. We also have to avoid eating at our desk.
  • Kitchen sponge: Most mothers know this – kitchen sponge is dirtier than our toilet seat. This is alarming because we use sponges to clean our utensils and other eating implements. It is imperative that we microwave our sponges for a minute or two before using it.

Now that we know where germs reside, it is time that we do some actions for the health and safety of our kids at home. Our kids do not know where germs settle so we can start by orienting them where dirt reside and what it can cause to the body.

We can fight germs through our knowledge. The good thing is that there are many cleaning items and solutions available here in Singapore. We can grab this opportunity and live healthy and clean.13-toss-the-sponge

Highest-Paid Athletes in the World  


Athletes not only made millions of dollars doing the thing that they love most in the world but also inspiring other people to be the best. Many athletes proved that sport can be profitable too. If we are curious about the highest-paid athletes in the world, we have to stick for more information.


Singaporeans love sports and for sure, we know some of the highest-paid athletes in the world. To satisfy our curiosity of the highest-paid athletes, let us consider the 2014 Forbes’ list. Forbes came up with the list based on the earnings of the athletes from their bonuses, salaries, endorsements, prize money and licensing. Here’s the list:

  • Floyd Mayweather: The undefeated boxing champion is the highest-paid athlete in the world with total earnings of $105 million.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo: The forward of Real Madrid and the Captain of Portugal national team is the second highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $52 million and endorsements worth $28 million.
  • LeBron James: LeBron James is a professional basketball player and now plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the third highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $72.3 million and endorsements worth $53 million.
  • Lionel Messi: Lionel Messi plays for the FC Barcelona, a Spanish club. He also plays for the Argentina national team. He is the fourth highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $41.7 million and endorsements worth $23 million.
  • Kobe Bryant: Kobe Bryant is a professional basketball player and plays for the Los Angeles Laker. He is the fifth highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $30.5 million and endorsements worth $31 million.
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  • Tiger Woods: Tiger Woods is a professional golf player. He is the sixth highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $6.2 million and endorsements worth $55 million.
  • Roger Federer: Roger Federer is a professional tennis player. He is the seventh highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $4.2 million and endorsements worth $52 million.
  • Phil Mickelson: Phil Mickelson is a professional golf player. He is the eighth highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $5.2 million and endorsements worth $48 million.
  • Rafael Nadal: Rafael Nadal is a professional tennis player. He is the ninth highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $14.5 million and endorsements worth $30 million.
  • Matt Ryan: Matt Ryan is a quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. He is the tenth highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $42 million with endorsements worth $1.8 million.
  • Manny Pacquiao: Manny Pacquiao is a professional boxer. He is the eleventh highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $41 million and endorsements worth $800,000.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a striker of Saint-Germain, a French club. He also plays for the Swedish national team. He is the twelfth highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $36.4 million and endorsements worth $4 million.
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4 Travel Traps That Will Put Your Relationship to a Test

They always say that travelling together with your man is a good way to see how strong and steady your relationship is. It will allow you to discover one another’s quirky habits and get to know each other on a much deeper level. But although it will reveal a lot of things about your partner, it might also lead to a serious conflict. If not careful enough, these four travel traps might turn your dream getaway into a nightmare and even put your relationship to a test.


1. Running Late For Your Trip. If there is something that can ruin your mood during your trip, it would be tardiness. While it may not be your fault, running late for you airport check-ins, or any activity in your vacation may lead to quarrels and missed experiences that you could’ve both enjoyed.

To avoid this from happening, ensure that both of you can get to your agreed venue hours before your scheduled time. If the circumstances are just beyond your control, compensate because sure enough there are other fun things that you can enjoy during your trip.

2. Sudden Changes in the Itinerary. You’ve finally arrived at your destination and you can no longer contain your excitement for the tour you’d be joining, when it suddenly gets cancelled. This kind of changes are quite common in trips, especially if you’re going to engage in outdoor activities like hiking as this kind of activities rely on the weather.76388-640x360-national-gallery-couple-640

If this happens in your trip, consider it as an opportunity for you to do other things that you like. You can go and explore the area, or just cuddle up in your room. At least you’ve got enough time to unwind along with your significant other.

3. Failing to be Agree on the Same Thing. If his idea of enjoying your trip include activities like bungee jumping, while yours is relaxing in your hotel and reading some good book, then there’s a big chance that you’ll experience a bit of friction during your trip.

A good way to avoid this is to manage each other’s expectations of the trip and create an itinerary around those expectations. That way, you’ll have enough time to enjoy the activities that you like and have a happy and satisfying trip.

4. Getting Lost. While it can be a fun adventure to get lost in a new place, it could also become the root of your argument and conflict during the trip. Getting lost may not be much of a problem though, if you’re in a place with lots of people and cell site, but if you’re in a rural area, then you may need to put some extra effort to find your way home.

When this happens, don’t hesitate to ask for directions from the locals. You can also look for public places like restaurants and police stations to assist you. What’s important is that you stay together and extend your patience with each other. As much as possible, avoid finger-pointing because it won’t help in the situation that you’re in.lost-couple-traveling-honeymoon1

Ways to Deal with Three of the Most Difficult Types of Partners

Even if you’re the most patient person in the world, dealing with a difficult partner will still push you to your limits. Although it’s normal and healthy to fight in relationships, it’s still important to avoid the trouble before it even starts. So before you become too frustrated with your partner, here are three types of the most difficult partners that you can have, as well as the ways on how you can deal and improve your relationship with them.


  1. The Jealous Type

Ever had a partner who seem to never trust you? Well, that’s how jealous partners work. This type of partner acts the way he does because they are highly insecure in a way that he himself can’t help. Some of them are even aware that most of their paranoia is irrational, but they still can’t help feeling the fear and insecurity. While it may sometimes feel like a question of trust, it’s actually not you they distrust but the people around you or the situation that you’re in. They fear that somebody out there is bound to steal you away from him.

The Fix: Although it’s easier to just bicker with a jealous partner, having proper communication is really the key to solve his trust issues. You can reassure him by arranging a dinner date where both of you and your guy friends can hang out together. That way, your guy and your friends can have actual conversations, and once he sees that your guy friend isn’t really the horrible person he thinks him to be, he’ll learn to ease up. This may take some time though, so just be patient with him.

  1. The Moody Type

While being moody is quite common in girls, there are still plenty of guys who get all too sensitive and broody in just a minute. Although this can be hard, since your moods tend to get intertwined with your partner, it’s important that you understand that they didn’t want to feel bad all of a sudden. When their mood strikes, they can’t do anything to fend off from it. Understand that more than you or anyone else, they themselves want the sadness to end.

The Fix: One good thing about moods is that they end just as inevitably and suddenly as they begin. While it’s quite common to want to help and cheer your partner up, doing so won’t help most of the time. Moods have no cause or fix – they just happen and end. It’s important that you remind him about this and to ensure that you’ll just be by his side until the sadness fades.

  1. The Addict Type

Almost everyone has a vice. They are good stress relievers and has already become a part of our everyday life. If you’re lucky enough, your partner may be addicted to baking you cookies and cupcakes but more often, we get partners who are smokers, or worse, porn addicts. This happens as it’s not impossible for you to fall in love with someone who has a vice that you don’t altogether agree with. Although you don’t want to be controlling, you still fear for your partner’s health and this makes you want to force a well-meant change into his life.smoke_man

The Fix: There are several ways as to how you can make your partner realize that have already become addicted on a particular vice. But regardless of the method you choose to use, it’s important that you do it out of love and not out of judgment. Once he realizes and admits the problem, all that’s left to do is to discipline him. Remember to not falter in this phase though, as your partner surely will.

Relationships are a two-way street, which is why both parties need to work toward finding common ground to make their relationship prosper. Instead of arguing about your partner’s traits and behaviour, learn to understand and care for him even more.upset-couple

5 Best Sites for Booking Flights Online

No trip begins without booking a flight and accommodation first, and with a lot of sites available today, booking everything can become a time-consuming process.  Luckily, we’ve listed down five of the best online sites that can help you with your travelling needs and allow you to book your travel like a pro.


  1. Kayak

Just like with other booking sites, Kayak promises to be your single destination when it comes to airfare, hotel bookings, car rentals and even your vacation packages.  What’s unique about Kayak is that they dig through hundreds of booking and travel sites to provide you with the lowest possible price on travel. Their service is also quite simple to use. You just have to select what you need – flight, hotel stay or car rental – and input the dates of your trip. Once the results appear, you can just modify other available options from the sidebar, making booking a flight and hotel such an easy task.

  1. Hipmunk

Another similar site that helps you search for the lowest airfare, hotel bookings and car rentals is Hipmunk. Other than serving you the best prices there is, Hipmunk also offers a perk that you won’t be able to find elsewhere – the sorting of flights using an “agony” factor. Through this, you’ll have an idea as to what you might get for before booking a flight or a room, making it a lot easier for you to pick the flight or hotel that works for your budget and needs.

  1. Travelocity

Known as one of the pioneering websites for travel search, Travelocity also offers flight, hotel, car rental and package searches. But unlike other sites, Travelocity acts like a virtual travel agent that allows direct flight and hotel bookings so that you can secure your travel details with them. If there are some changes or problems with your booking, you can simply call them and they’ll gladly work on your concern.travelocity

  1. ITA Matrix

ITA Matrix is site perfect for travellers who love to tweak airfares, get extended layovers and book multi-city flights. The site directly searches on major airlines while allowing globetrotters to modify every aspect of their search. With ITA Matrix’s nature however, you’ll need to be a bit knowledgeable about how booking airfare works. By knowing the sales city options and sales currency, you can already use ITA Matrix to travel the world at cheap prices.

  1. SkyScanner

If you love travelling but don’t have enough time to master ITA Matrix, then SkyScanner is for you. The travel booking site will show you a month and even a year overview of flight airfares between two cities. Aside from that, SkyScanner also has a mobile app that you can use to book trips on-the-go. It has a globe view with the prices from your departure location hovering around the map, providing an inspiration for your next destination.

With these online travel sites, travelling around the globe already became easier. So, what are you waiting for? Start satisfying your wanderlust now in just a few mouse clicks.skyscanner-new2

Aviation History’s Darkest Moments  


We just want to travel as fast as we can to maximize our time that is why we consider traveling via airplane. Travelling via airplane is a marvellous experience; nothing beats the view from above, right? However, these days, many Singaporeans are increasingly poignant because of plane accidents.


Aviation history is at its darkest now. Every day, more and more people are afraid of boarding because of the accidents. What were these accidents? Here are some accounts:

  • October 16, 2013: Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashed into Mekong River killing forty four passengers and five crew members.
  • November 17, 2013: Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363 crashed while they are attempting to land. It killed fifty people.
  • March 8, 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was a mystery. The Boeing skipped radar and vanished with their two hundred twenty seven passengers and twelve crew members. Due to this event, Civil Aviation Organization is now implanting tracking every fifteen minutes.


  • July 17, 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by Russian insurgents in Ukraine which killed two hundred eighty three passengers and fifteen crew members.
  • December 28, 2014: Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 crashed somewhere in Borneo killing one hundred fifty passengers and seven crew members.
  • February 4, 2015: TransAsia Airways Flight 235 crashed in Taiwan killing forty two passengers and crew members.
  • March 24, 2015: Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in French Alps killing one hundred forty four passengers and six crew members.

Despite the events, we should not be afraid because the aviation industry is doing its best to be better. Travelling inside or outside of Singapore should be fun not full of horror.ap_indonesia_plane_crash_jt_130413_wmain

Beat the Bloat: 6 Bad Habits You Need to Stop Doing to Avoid Belly Bloat  


Food plays a vital role in our life as it provides the needed nutrients of the body. However, eating the wrong way and the wrong kind of food can cause some consequences, including uncomfortable stomach bloat. If you’ve ever experienced feeling heavy and bloated after a meal, it’s probably because of these eating habits you need to stop doing now.

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  1. Sipping Through a Straw

Belly bloats are usually caused by taking in too much air. While drinking through a straw saves your teeth from stains, doing so also lets you swallow more air especially if you use one too often. The solution: use straw only when badly needed.

  1. Eating Too Fast

No matter how delicious that steak is, be sure to chew it nice and slow to avoid feeling bloated afterwards. Chewing is the first step to food digestion and taking your time to grind your food well prevents air pockets from building up in your belly.

  1. Too Much Soda

You see that tiny bubbles in your soda? That’s the reason why you’re bloated up. And before you convert to a diet-soda fan, know that the ‘diet” ones make you bloat even more because of artificial sweeteners, which can’t be digested.


  1. Chewing Gum

Same with drinking through a straw, chewing gum makes you swallow more air. If your gum is a sugar-free one, expect more bloating. According to researches, sugar-free versions are worse as they contain xylitol and sorbitol, which are bacteria-fermented ingredients and can cause belly bloat—double trouble!

  1. Eating Fatty Foods

While there are good fats, such as the polysaturated and monosaturated fats found in olives and nuts; there are also bad fats, such as transfat and saturated fat found in red meat and standard dairy products. However, consuming any type of fat can slow down digestion, giving you a heavy bloated feeling.

  1. Taking Less Water During Workout

Not hydrating yourself while exercising can cause bloating, and worse dehydration. While working out, you sweat; thus losing body water. Continuous activity without regular sips will drain the vital organs, particularly the liver and the kidneys, which can result to tummy pain and gas.

Belly bloat is a health condition that isn’t too serious. However, feeling bloated throughout the day can make you feel sluggish and uncomfortable and can cause unproductiveness at work. By knowing what food and eating habits to avoid, there should be lesser chances for bloating to happen.


Tips for Dealing with Post-Baby Body

There are a few physical challenges that mommies deal with after childbirth. While much of your time is spent loving and taking care of your little bundle of joy, you also have to deal with the changes of your body and get back to your original state. Here are some tips to help you get through the common body changes.


  1. Squeeze Before You Sneeze

With your little baby having put all sorts of pressure on your pelvic floor and bladder for nine months, a sneeze, giggle, or cough can cause a little leakage soon after giving birth. While this is just normal for the most of moms, it can be a problem and for the most of us embarrassing. To prevent this from happening, squeeze your pelvic floor once you feel like a sneeze or cough is about to happen. This somehow blocks the bladder and prevents leakage from happening.

  1. Dress Accordingly

Most women get problematic abdominal sizes after pregnancy. To deal with this postpartum side effect, wear empire style tops. An empire top accentuates the skinniest part of your body, which is right under the bust, and flows away from the rest of your tummy area. This is a popular style today, so you won’t feel or look like you’re still in maternity wear.Dropshipping-Women-Newest-Sleeveless-Empire-Waist-Dot-Contrast-Color-Wear-to-Work-Elegant-Cut-Dresses-With

  1. Ice Your Breasts

The first weeks of being a mom will feel like most of your time revolves around feeding your little one. One side effect of this is engorged breasts that almost always feel full. They will be bigger than your normal size and most of the time more sensitive. Instead of having to express milk right away to empty it, try relieving them with a cold pack or cabbage leaves, which is said to reduce irritations and engorgement.

  1. Adjust Your Beauty Routine

Throughout the pregnancy stage, you would be accustomed to the changes in your skin and hair’s condition, all thanks to the unstable hormones. These changes may continue postpartum: you’ll experience hair fall in handfuls for up to six months and your skin may become super sensitive to sunlight. Any stretch marks will eventually fade as long as it’s treated well.

In the months following your childbirth, the best you can do is to embrace these natural body changes and feel good about your postpartum figure.  Be patient and realize that your body needs enough time to get into its former shape and regain its reliable functions.image002

How to Locate a Good Plastic Surgeon in Singapore

It’s certain that most of us would want to find a well-qualified surgeon to perform our surgical procedure. However, it is not that easy to look for a surgeon that would fit all our qualifications. So to help you with your search, here are some ways that you can do so that you can already start looking in some aesthetic clinic for the best plastic surgeon in Singapore:

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1. Identify the procedure that you want to undergo to. One good way to search for the best surgeon for your procedure is to specifically know as to what kind of nose fillers you really want to go through. This can help in eliminating and creating a finer list of surgeons that can perform your surgical procedure since finding the best plastic surgeon would depend on the kind of surgery that you need.

2. Create a list of local plastic surgeons in Singapore. You can easily look for the surgeon that you’re looking for by simply creating or compiling a list of the surgeons in your area in Singapore. You can use phonebooks, listings in the newspaper and the internet to look for the surgeon that you need. Looking into these listings usually state the field of expertise of the surgeon to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.

3. Make inquiries about your prospective surgeon. If you have already found a prospective nose fillers surgeon for your procedure, it would be best to do some research about some information such as her educational background and experience in the field of doing plastic surgery. Also, ask questions about your surgeon’s medical school, residency and trainings since it is said that an overly-qualified surgeon must have completed either his plastic surgery residency or dedicated plastic surgery fellowship.


4. Check some internet forums. Most cities in Singapore actually have local blogs and forums which allows patients to talk about and share their experiences with some plastic surgeons and aesthetic clinic. You can use the information that you will get in these sites to make a decision whether or not your prospective surgeon like is qualified to perform your surgical procedure. Aside from that, the information found in the forums can also be a good source to provide you the information that you need regarding his field of expertise.

5. Ask for a friend’s recommendation. One good way to determine if the nose fillers surgeon is qualified enough in performing the procedure is by asking other people like your friends or acquaintances that have undergone the same procedure as yours. Clinics like Astique the nose fillers expert in Singapore are well known for certain procedures. By doing this, you can also get insights about their experience with certain surgeons.

6. Check on the surgeon’s availability and schedule. Plastic surgeons that are really good are said to have their schedules already filled a couple of months in advance. So, if you learn that your prospective surgeon can immediately see you after a few days of setting an appointment then you should already start to become cautious with the surgeon. It’s also not a good idea to go with a plastic surgeon that’s too busy to meet all of the needs of his patients. The most reasonable amount of time to wait to get an appointment with your chosen surgeon would be two months.

Looking for a really good surgeon would not be easy but with these ways to guide and help you, your search will definitely become a lot easier.


Skincare Tips to Follow as Early As Your 20s  

Being beautiful and young is awesome, but we know that good looks won’t last forever. Which is why it is crucial that we take good care of our skin as early as our 20s to keep it looking healthy even later on in life. Start taking proper care of your youthful, radiant skin, and maintaining its glow for the years to come using these tips.


  1. Get Good Sun Protection

If you’re aware of the facts of the common skincare myths, then you should also know that using sunscreen every day is extremely important. Incorporating beauty products in your regimen is now made easier as most moisturizers and day creams are already set in a broad spectrum protection. The next time you purchase a face cream in your favourite beauty shop in Singapore, grab the one that has SPF 30 in it.

  1. Monitor Your Diet

Sweets are really perfect comfort foods, but this is the time when you’d want to think twice first before indulging on these foods. There are a lot of healthy and delicious foods that you can eat as snacks, such as almonds and cashew nuts, and some fresh fruits. These foods will not just keep you full throughout the day, they’re also food both for your body and skin. Start maintaining a healthy lifestyle now, and ditch those weight-gaining sweets.

  1. Use Age-Appropriate Skincare Products

If you’re planning on using some good anti-aging products as early as now, then you’re on the right track. But it’s also important that you look for products that is appropriate for your age, as those made for mature skin contain a lot of active ingredients that’s still not needed by your skin. Use products that contain glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids to help you prevent acne and keep your skin healthy without being harsh.


  1. Have Enough Sleep

Anyone who’s telling you that you don’t to a normal eight-hour sleep is wrong. You might have more energy compared to older adults, but it’s quite easy to get caught up in such a busy lifestyle. And not getting enough sleep in that kind of lifestyle won’t just cause dark circles under your eyes but acne as well. Lack of sleep can cause your adrenal glands to be over-productive during the day, leading to more oil production, clogged pores, and finally, breakouts.

  1. Visit A Dermatologist

Regularly visiting your trusted Singapore dermatologist is also a good thing to do, especially if you have any skin concerns. They will closely look into your skin’s condition, and give you advices and product recommendations that you wouldn’t otherwise get.

Taking care of your skin at an early age is a good way to keep it healthy and younger-looking as years go by. So follow these tips, and start maintaining your skin’s natural glow, since there’s no better time to take proper care of your skin than now.Sammons26

Avoiding Mascara Mishaps  

Whether you’re combatting a rather serious spider lashes, or struggling with smudges, there’s a right solution for each of your mascara problem. Here are some tips from the seasoned Singapore makeup artists as to how you can deal with a common mascara problem to get picture-perfect lashes.

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  1. Smudged Mascara

If you’re born with long lashes, then there’s no way for you to avoid cases of mascara smudges. But you can easily remove those annoying black blots from your eyelids and beneath your eyes. Professional Singapore makeup artists suggests waiting for the mascara smudges to completely dry out first, then take a dry wand and gently brush it to avoid ruining your eye shadow. For bottom smudges, lightly clean it up using a cotton swab. Also, use a waterproof under eye concealer to prevent instances of smudging.

  1. Mascara Clumps

This is something that we get to experience every now and then, but there’s actually a better way to deal with this situation that plucking those clumps out. As your lashes gets clumpy, clean your mascara wand using a paper towel and comb out the unwanted clumps with a clean wand. Don’t forget to remove any excess formula on the wand prior to application to avoid such problems to begin with.


  1. Spidery Eyelashes

Using an old mascara tube can be the culprit for getting spider lashes. Applying too many coats is another reason why you’re getting spidery eyelashes. Remember that in applying mascara, two coats would be the maximum. If you’ve got a spider lash, then freshen up your wand with drop of water and put it back in the tube. Your mascara formula is now thin enough to pick and fix your spidery lashes.

  1. Mascara Dots

Save yourself from the annoying mascara dots and marks over and under your eyes using a lash guard. Another tried-and-tested method is to dust a little black eye shadow on your lashes after putting on your mascara. This will absorb the moisture of from the fresh coats of your mascara, preventing any mascara blots.

By simply following these quick fixes, getting those lavish lashes can now be done easily and you won’t need to worry on throwing your tube away even if it’s still halfway empty.mascara-2