21.6.16

Dr. Bags

I'm pretty sure many ladies like myself grew to adore luxury items as we start to appreciate leather products, in the beginning of the purchase, I'll treat my bags with extra care, not letting it get stained under the rain; I'll be very careful not to tug my bag to prevent creases from forming.

I'll be enclosing an exciting promotion at Dr Bags in conjunction with GSS, stay tune below! but first let me show you girls proof of how Dr Bags can rejuvenate your beloved bags! 

I admit that as time passes, I'll tend to eradicate these habits! I've always thought that I took great care of my bags, the shape still looks good so I began to stuff more items inside, I felt that the colour looks as good as new till my friends told me that "your bag is dirty", "it looks mouldy", "you sure this is the original colour?"

I have absolutely no clue on leather care, thankfully, I got to know a place where I can restore my bags to their authentic state (:



Dr Bags has several outlets, I went to their Katong V (30 East Coast Road) outlet located at #02-05~
Its a place where you can bring your bags for "checkup" and the specialist available is able to conduct a check on your bags and provide the necessary treatments!  


I had a good chat with Esther and Florence and I was astounded by their knowledge for leather goods, when they saw my bags they said, "oh these are not moulds, they're concealer marks!" oh my god what have I done to my bags~


Heres some photos of my 4 bags sent for cleaning. Basically all 4 of my bags has make up stain, small wear and tear and some scratches. The shape of my bags are still ok due to the amount of stuff i put in there, it is not exactly a good advice to stuff more things inside as the pressure from the heavy items may cause creases underneath the flaps. 







My Lady Dior has a faint denim transfer, watch it ladies when you wear denims out. Don't sling your bags if u do!




Close ups of all the concealer stains on my bags, I tend to rub my nose a lot thats why the bags are all stained with my make up, Florence told me it is VERY COMMON. Gosh i really thought there are moulds growing on my bags!

Florence is really such an expert in leather care, heres the treatment my bags are gonna get:

1. Cleaning of stains, wear and tear, scratches for all bags
  - I was told that for scratches, it may not come off entirely, but if the scratch is very deep, they are able to put "fillers" to smoothen the surface

2. High Performance coating for all bags
  - OK, I know why Dr Bags is so exceptional. HP coating is a transparent coating that shields your bags from MOISTURE, FUNGUS, DISCOLORATION, OXIDISATION for up to 8 months! If you're interested to read more about HP coating, CLICK HERE 

HP Coating can be done on shoes as well! It can also repel water to minimise stains occurred by water! 




 I went back to Dr Bags a week later to collect my bags! I swear all my bags look as good as new! I jus kept on complimenting how new the bags look, ALL make up stains gone and the leather looks very flawless!

All my bags had HP coating so I don't have to worry about stains! That doesn't mean I'm gonna abuse them don worry =p



Gotta snap a photo with Florence, I bombed her with many questions and she reassured me many times that she's gonna do a great job with my bags and she did! Thank you so much!!




 I'm gonna post some close ups of the bags!



 Stains gone and each bag is stuffed with paper to protect the shape of the bags! I love how they give me tips to prolong the lifespan of my bags!


It was the red ombre shade that made me fell in love with this bag when I saw it at the boutique, Dr Bags is able to restore dull colour bags to their original colour!




Colour is true in real life. My "mouldy" bag has a huge transformation. The colour of this bag was so dull but I didn't realise it at all. I use this bag really often and I can't wait to bring it out soon!



Notice the folds? its due to the weight pressure from the items I put in my bag, this part can't really be restored but it has definitely look way better before I brought it to Dr Bags!



The silverware is cleaned thoroughly, zero thumbprints on it! and no tarnish at all!


The most common problem on Lady Dior are the creases formed beside the zip as the bag feels "tight" whenever I try to retrieve things from the bag, the creases are visibly lessen after cleansing! The denim transfer is gone too!  (See below)


Dr Bags not only do cleaning and HP coating services, if you're looking for a new look for your bag / wallets, you can dye them (from light to darker colour) and give them a brand new look! Thats like having a brand new bag by paying a fraction of price! Don't worry as their Korean Colour Specialist has 12 years of experience, the colours will not damage your bags! 



Visit Dr Bags website www.drbags.com for other outlet locations near you!

Pricing as follows:

Cleaning - $20 onwards for wallets, $60 onwards for bags (cleaning for my bags is around $67 each, its really affordable!)

Colour TouchUps - $50 onwards

HP coating - Enquire from their store for accurate pricing (:

Colouring - $100 onwards for wallets and $350 onwards for bags

Last but not least!
Dr Bags is offering Clean and Protect service at the price of $199 (U.P $250) from 1 June - 31 July 2016! 
*t&c applies, find out more at http://drbags.com/promotions 

Thank you Dr Bags for such a wonderful experience! I'm definitely bringing my bags back for cleaning in future! I'm already thinking of the next colour for my Chanel boy =p

4.5.16

Keloid treatment

Hey peeps, its been awhile since I've shared something useful on my blog rather than jus pics of my dates and holidays. 

I guess most of you might know that I did plastic surgery 2 years ago, and of course it is obvious that I did my nose as well. In this post, I will like to highlight the importance of taking care of your wounds. 

I did rhinoplasty and I've used the soft bone behind my left ear for my nose tip, resulting a scar behind my ear. 

During my recovery, I went to hair salons for hair wash, and despite my repeat warnings of the sensitive scar behind my ear, some hair technicians would still rub the back of my ear or scrap the scar using the ends of their comb, that sting I experienced on the wound would last for hours. About 4-6 months after my surgery, I start to feel some itch behind my ear and I often scratch it without thinking what was going on behind my ear, I couldn't see it thus I did not pay any attention to what I was about to expect. 

My sister noticed it at first and took a photo of my ear, and to my horror, this was what I saw: 




There are growths of skin on my scar and its itching time to time. No sooner I realize it's keloids growing on my ear. I made an appointment at National Skin Center and visited Dr Stephanie Ho a couple of times for my skin problem (eczema and psoriasis) and keloid. So last December, I did a CO2 laser treatment to remove the keloid behind my ear. 

And here's the photos of my recovery, photos are self taken using iPhone thus quality isn't very good. 



Still very raw, very sensitive. It aches a lot when I touch it. 



About a week later the wound starts to close up. Still feeling sensitive. Not so much of pain. 



About a month after treatment. 

It's been about 4 months since post treatment, I need to go back to Dr Ho every month for a mild steroid injection to suppress the keloid from growing out again for about 6 months. 

This is not an advert, I paid about $400 for the laser (at National Skin Center), Dr Ho has since opened a demertology clinic and I've been receiving steroid jabs for about $20-30 each time excluding consultation. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Ho for imparting so much of keloid knowledge to me so that I can share with you guys. 

Keloids don't just grow out on all scars, if u do plastic surgery, your face heals very well, keloids are more prone growing on ears, neck, chest. It can be hereditary as well. 
Question: Will CO2 eliminate keloid completely? 
The answer is no, you need to take extra care and your daily lifestyle might affect area and trigger it to grow back. 

You can purchase Dermatix at any pharmacy to apply on your scar AFTER it had healed COMPLETELY. Whether or not it's for keloids or any scars you might incur after plastic surgery. 



Each tube cost about $80. 
Recently I'm feeling the itch behind my ear again after I start wearing face mask at work, I informed Dr Ho about it and she advise me to stop wearing it and continue my steroid treatment with her to monitor. So far my scar is still flat. Girls if you want to look good, please take very very good care of your scars. 


If you are experiencing keloid problems, skin problems/ allergy or even interested in getting aesthetics treatment, you can look for :

(Please note that Dr Ho is no longer practicing at Nation Skin Center, she has opened a clinic since Jan 2016) 
Dr Stephanie Ho 
http://www.stephanieho.com.sg
9 Scotts Road, Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Center #08-05, Singapore 228210
Contact: +65 6262 0880 

This is not an advert, I'm just sharing my keloid treatment experience and give a shoutout to Dr Ho for taking care of my keloid :))