Firmer Skin Without Needles & Surgery! Thanks to FIRMAGE! | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

Aside from moisturizer, sunblock and eating tons of vegetables–I have this non-invasive procedure done at Clarence Centre to keep my skin firm. Thanks Dra. Clarence for taking care of me!

Getting Semi-Permanent Brows

It took a while for me to finally say yes and try out semi-permanent make-up. Today, a lot of women have realized how perfectly shaped brows can brighten and open up one’s face. Hence this era’s massive obsession of #EyebrowsOnFleek. If you do your make-up everyday, you’d know that getting perfect brows is no easy task. It takes practice to get the right arch, length and shape which is appropriate for your face shape. I admittedly got tired of having to spend so much time on just my brows everyday, so with much convincing from Dra. Joan Clarence, I gave in.

Just like you, I had fears. Whenever I’d come across the term “tattooed brows”, visions of stark black and even green-tinged brows would haunt me (my reference point is my equally kikay grandmother, who had her brows tattooed when she was 60). It turns out, the pigments they used back then really had the tendency to turn greenish over time. Thankfully today, organic eyebrow pigments are being used. While these are deemed safer (and does not run the risk of turning green or black), the downside is the effect only lasts a year or two, depending on the body’s “reception” of the pigments. That is why a retouch every two years is encouraged. In the VLOG I talk about the procedure, length of time, the pain level and the after care. If you’ve always been curious about getting semi-permanent brows, watch and learn and I hope you get to try it out! Special thanks to my beautiful doctor Dra. Clarence for being so patient with me and guiding me all throughout the process.

2 weeks after getting my brows done.

Today’s face!

Excuse the shameless selfie! I just can’t contain how pleased I am with Human Nature’s mineral make-up line and the Happy Skin Zit Zapper Cream. I haven’t fully disclosed my ordeal with cystic acne (which I started having in April of this year) and my search for products that are of excellent quality and gentle on my already sensitive skin. 😦

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I began using the Human Nature mineral powder and foundation when it was launched a few years ago. I was even on their demo video, with none other than Creative Director Camille Meloto doing my make-up!

Back then, I could still afford to be adventurous with my skin care products. Try this, try that, no reaction? Cool. This year however, I began to realise that my body and skin have changed (you know naman age, I’m not a teenager anymore). If you remember, I wrote about breaking out really bad after I tried the Pond’s Flawless White BB Cream. Again, if you use the product and it works well for you, that’s good. I had to stop using it because my skin had a bad reaction.

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