My Fat Pocket always brings us the latest beauty, fashion, lifestyle news and gossips in town. Now, My Fat Pocket is partnering with Rockenews24 to bring us piping hot news under the “Gossips” column!
What is Rockenews24 actually?
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, RocketNews24 is a Japanese-language news blog. Since their launch in 2008, they have built a massive fan base by reporting the interesting, strange and random, much of it brought over from the English-speaking world. Now, Rocketnews24 launched their English site to bring Asia’s own brand of strange to the English-speaking world. Most of the articles that are published are translated right from their Japanese site, providing readers unique stories and trivial information about Japan, by Japan.
So anyway, here’s what I just read from the Gossip section of my dear myfatpocket.com! Some of the latest articles. Do pop over and browse through the list!
1) Japanese Model Underwent 30 Cosmetic Procedures to Look Like a French Doll
A Japanese model named Vanilla Chamu has recently become an internet sensation after it was reported she spent 10 million yen ($100,000) on 30 plastic surgery procedures in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a perfect living French doll.
I’m so sure this photo of Vanilla Chamu shown above is heavily photoshopped, because she doesn’t look one bit like the above photo in the videos! Why the need to plastic when you still got to photoshop it? Puzzling.
2) Fake Knee-High Stockings Enrage Men of the Internet
Its the same ma! That group of enraged men are weird isn’t it? I don’t how how much that little bit of skin above the socks makes any difference, or any difference big enough to enrage men.. -_-”’
But anyway, I like the stockings. Where can I buy them? Hahaha…
3) Zombie-Themed Bar Sponsors Zombie Walks in Tokyo, Gives Patrons a Taste of Brains, Delicious Brains
Zombiena, a self-titled “zombie performance unit” based in Tokyo hosts a zombie themed bar at the “Night Gallery Cafe CROW” in Roppongi on the last Sunday of each month. A 2,000 yen (US$20.12) entrance fee gets you inside to enjoy an array of bizarre food and drinks.
I love themed restaurants! But there are just so few in Singapore! There’s one or two maid cafes that I went to in Singapore but… but… but… never mind….
4) A Tragic Case of Tattoos Gone Wrong
We are no strangers to Chinese characters. Chinese is a beautiful language and I can certainly understand the fascination for people from countries where this language isn’t used. But I guess before putting it down permanently on your body, it would be wise to do a thorough research.
5) Gwyneth Paltrow Wears A Sexy Sheer Dress To Iron Man 3 Premiere
I fell in love with this lady since “Sliding Doors”. Still looking fantastic now!
Introducing my 10 favourite articles from Aesthetics Hub this month!
1) Real Beautiful People: Xinyi
Oops! First on the list is an articles featuring myself from Aesthetics Hub #notshy. Thanks for the awesome feature Aesthetics Hub!
2) 2NE1’s CL Was Told To Get Plastic Surgery Before Debut By Executives
Executives at her record label told 2NE1 band member CL that she should get plastic surgery, according to an interview published this week in Elle Magazine. What’s was her reaction then?
3) Annyeonghaseyo, Aegyo Sal! For the Love of Korean Eyebags
One of my favourite articles so far. There’s so much misunderstandings between Aegyo Sal and the real eye bags. No no eyebags are not pretty. Stop saying that eyebags are an in thing now girls. They are 2 different things!
4) A Beautiful Nose. The Rhinoplasty Guide
A face with the same proportion of upper, middle, and lower parts is considered to be one of the most important attributes of a beautiful face.
5) Getting that Wedding Day Glow at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
Cutis Medical Laser Clinics have seen their fair share of brides-to-be coming in for treatments between 3-6 months and even up to a year before their wedding day. After all, every bride wants to walk the aisle looking their best. So if you’re a bride-to-be looking for that treatment that will add some glow and boost your confidence.
6) Plastic Surgeon helps Patients, Charities
Dr. Jeffrey Ridha’s services range from rhinoplasty — nose jobs to hand surgery for rheumatoid arthritis, a disease that can cause severe inflammation in the joints and deform fingers. He performs reconstructive and cosmetic surgery in NY, where he has had a practice for the past year.
That’s really great of Dr Ridha, using his expertise to help those in need.
7) 5 Questions to Ask Before Letting Your Teen Get Plastic Surgery
So… is it a problem? Could be. If these teens are choosing to solve their alleged self-image issues with surgeries aimed to make them look like the ostensible standard of beauty, then yes, there could be a problem here. What can parents do about it?
8 ) 5 Celebrities Who Shouldn’t Have Gotten Nose Jobs
Hollywood isn’t the most forgiving of places when it comes to women’s appearances. Leading ladies often feel pressure to be perfect — Hollywood perfect — so they resort to drastic things like going under the knife. But “Hollywood perfect” doesn’t necessarily mean better.
In fact, we kind of like a little character in our ladies. It sets them apart from the rest.
9) Koreans’ Plastic-Surgery Obsession Baffles Tourists
Tourists cite the obsession with plastic surgery among Korean women as the most puzzling characteristic of the country’s contemporary culture.
10) Cosmetic Surgeons Recycle Eyebags Into Plumptious Cheeks
Cosmetic surgeons say a new “two-in-one” procedure to recycle eyebags into plump cheeks promises a new way to turn back the clock. Surgeons say the combined technique has a lower risk of complications than conventional lower eyelid surgery!
Happy Reading! Happy Weekends!
Pantene launches Colour & Perm Lasting Care Range!
I’m just going to introduce this hair range here and not review it. I’ll leave my review after my 2-week trial of this range!
Have you ever colour and perm your hair and love it so much only to see it start losing their lustre and shine after 2 to 3 weeks? Why? Because of hair damage! In fact, when hair isn’t damaged, colour and curls last longer!
Based on this damage discovery, the haircare giant has designed the new Colour & Perm Lasting Care regimen that targets hair health. Unlike conventional reactive solutions to damaged hair from colour and perm, Pantene’s Pro-V Colour & Perm Lasting Care helps women achieve their desired multi-dimensional colour and buoyant curls for up to six weeks, without compromising their hair’s health.
We attended the launch of Pantene Colour and Perm Lasting Care Range together.
A demonstration was done to show us how porous damage hair was.
Porous, damaged hair will sink in the water while the healthy hair will float.
And everyone started to cut a strand of their hair to try!
Jon helping a pretty girl cut a strand of her hair!
And this strand belongs to me. No prize for knowing that it sinks all the way to the bottom with all the chemical damage on my hair… sigh…
I will share my hair condition and the effect this range have on my hair after the trial period. So I shall keep this post short and sweet and leave the details to the next post on Pantene Colour and Perm Lasting Range. I hope my hair becomes healthier and stronger, and that my hair colour can keep it’s lustre longer!
Anyway, during the product launch, the hairstylist also taught us how to create simple looks with minimal tools that are fit for the season.
This season’s simple and elegant waves.
Demonstrated on pretty Andrea.
I’ll try this look when I’m free! It will make me look more feminine right?!
Hot, party look
Fringe is braided and after removing it, there is volume and curls on the fringe for styling purpose.
It was a cosy event and I was glad to see Romona again! Why are you so tall huh! Hahahaha… See you soon babe!
Look out for my review on Pantene Colour and Perm Lasting Range that will be coming soon yo! (^^)
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the adage goes. But in Gangnam, beauty is in the hands of her plastic surgeons and with a setting amidst upmarket shopping areas, flashing billboards images of women plastic surgery of before and after, it’s never more apt as it’s about style.
According to Korean mythology, Hwanung transformed a bear into a woman and made her his wife. A child by the name of Dangun was born out of this union and later became the founder of Gojosen, Korea’s first kingdom.
Legends and Mythologies have always enthralled and captured the imagination. Tales of the beautiful and the bold from Cleopatra to Helen of Troy have inspired the quest for the elixir of life and the fountain of youth via traditional or modern medicine means.
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons performed more treatments per person in South Korea than in any other country, making Korea arguably the kingdom of plastic surgery.
One in five of South Korean women readily admit to have gone under the knife and in Seoul itself, 20 percent of women between the ages of 19 and 49 have had plastic surgery done.
Whatever the reasons and the driving factor behind this pursuit of enhanced beauty may be subjective but one thing’s for sure, it’s boosting the nation’s economy and image on the global front.
Korea’s Gangnam District has been compared to cities like Beverly Hills, California. Known for its heavy concentration of wealth and high standard living, the affluent southern district is also the hub for medical tourism with surging increase in the number of yearly visitors.
As part of the engine for Korea’s economic growth, Gangnam District was given an award by the Ministry of Health and Welfare for its excellence in medical tourism is set to propel itself as the aesthetics centre in Asia and possibly beyond.
The crew of Aesthetics Hub will be in the motherland of plastic surgery to video document and bring you the scoops of why, how, what and where of plastic surgery and aesthetics procedures.
As Korean music superstar PSY would say, “Oppa Gangnam Style!”
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*Makeup by Crysta for B/W photography
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I’m a whitening fanatic and have been using face whiting products for the longest time. I searched high and low for body whitening creams but there are only limited items that I can find on the shelves. It was great to know that Nivea came up with a whitening body serum that serves this purpose. Am I trying it out? Of course.
Nivea Body UV Whitening Serum with SPF25
Being fair has always been an Asian ideal and more so with so many cute Korean and Japanese stars having being naturally fair (Singapore weather! We are so tan already and Mr Sun is still shining down on us relentlessly!!). I don’t think we want to have nice fair faces but a much darker body colour, It’s going to look really funny.
From press release:
“Similar to how whitening serums and essences work for your face, this innovation is a 14-day intensive whitening treatment for your body. A new breakthrough in technology of whitening with a lightweight and deep absorption serum formula, this 1st ever body whitening serum comes with SPF25, offering daily sun protection against sun damage and skin darkening. Enriched with natural Vitamin C from Camu Camu and 95% Pure Vitamin C to penetrate deeply to repair and restore accumulated sun-damaged skin cells, and lighten dull and dark skin. New! NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum with SPF25, 200ml helps you achieve visibly fairer, more radiant and even toned skin in 14 days. ”
I’ve tried it out for 2 weeks and I saw that my very dry skin is now softer and more moisturized. It reduces the flakiness that I have on my legs. The texture of the serum is light and easily absorbed by the skin. No stickiness encountered! However, I don’t see a significant whitening effect. I don’t know if its because I’m not always indoors most of the time like office ladies do. But I’ll still be using it for the SPF protection offered. Sun protection and a serum in one, I like!
Get to know more about Nivea sand their products at https://www.facebook.com/NIVEA.sg. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤