Eyebrow Embroidery

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L: Lower quality. R: Better quality

I mentioned in my previous post that I really regretted doing eyebrow embroidery, and I feel like I should elaborate so other lazy girls like me know what to look out for.

I had this rather cheap package for Gelish manicure with this neighbourhood shop rather far from my house around 1 hour plus away (it actually got transferred from another shop that closed down). So I was going for periodical manicures to finish using up my USD100 package (yes it’s really cheap) and besides it’s really not too bad. One fine day the beautician started selling eyebrow embroidery services, telling me how good her skills are having trained with a renowned upmarket branded shop, and saying how she can give me a good discount with really natural-looking brows. I could get 30% off the price and even offset part of it with my package etc.

Yes I got sold by the convenience of eyebrow embroidery and went for it, paying about USD340 thinking that my brows will look like the right picture. But no, as fate would have it, mine turned out like the botched version of the left picture.

And guess what, eyebrow embroideries come with 2 session, at the 1st one the beautician gave my right brow a too-high tail, and at my 2nd the other beautician botched the color. So now I’m still grappling with the aftermath of a set of so grey it looks black eyebrows that’s not very artfully done,  with ink that runs so it’s blurry now. This is already like 8 months in, and I hope it doesn’t last as long as it’s supposed to be, like 2 years?

Oh my. I really should have done it in Korea or Taiwan where I expect the skills will be better. @.@ I hope you girls out there have better experience!

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Etude House Big Cover Cushion Concealer – After thoughts

After using the EH Big Cover Cushion Concealer for a few times, I find that I like the brightening effect it brings. After dabbing onto my under eyes, I’d use an inspired beauty blender to blend it out. (Anyway i guess the real blender isn’t this rock hard ?)

BUT GUESS WHAT?

Yesterday when I used it as I had a wedding to attend, and the sponge part of the concealer disintegrated into pieces and fell off! Omg. I’ve never read of that happening on any blog post before.

Was it because I didn’t use it enough? Didn’t dry it before I capped it? Hmm anyhow now my cushion concealer has turned into a cushionless – normal – concealer lol.

 

Pet Scams

So recently I’m thinking of adopting a kitten from home owners, and went on postad, gumtree and locanto for a search. At one of these sites I found many listings of super adorable kittens with really affordable prices so I sent inquiries to a couple of them.

On receiving emails from 2 of them I started seeing the huge red flags.

Scammer 1 – Marisa Banks:Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Scammer 2 – Jocelyn Agnes:

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I was suspicious as both of them had similar sentence structure, and I found it odd that they were asking me where I was located – people living in my country will be unlikely to ask in that manner.

Anyway I did reply to one of them unfortunately and got this reply:

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Super weird, why did she list her location in my country then say she’s overseas? I have no interest in importing pets anyway. And I know for sure that importing pets will never be as fast as mere hours or that cheap, after all, all pets have to rightfully undergo some quarantine before they’re declared fit for travel.

And I went to look for these Users’ other ads, and found that they posted a lot of ads for many kittens from all corners of the country. Tell me which home owner will have 10-20 types of cats?

So anyway, the telltale signs of pet scammers are:

  • Many ads from that same poster of different breeds of pets
  • Based overseas or out of state
  • Asking for Western Union or Moneygram transfers etc
  • Reverse search of their pet’s pictures shows they’re grabbed from elsewhere
  • Always some story behind their reason for giving away the pet.

Honestly I hope these scammers fall flat and die. It’s just so wrong to scam people over their love for animals, those disgusting scums.

Bonus Scammer 3 – Nathasia Wastruw / Lilian Morater:

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I emailed about kittens and he replied for puppies – scammer phails LOL.

By the way, the Facebook addresses show the profiles below, which is quite dubious (10 friends?). Image and video hosting by TinyPic

I reported the scammers on the ad website as well as Facebook, but I have to say I’m sorely disappointed about FB’s generic reply that they’ve contacted the person(s) about my report, without providing a comments box for me to type in why I’m certain they’re not the people in the photos. It really sucks that they don’t seem to place importance on curbing identity theft or scammers.

To end off, I’m linking 2 sites for further reading for anyone interested. There’s really too many of these heartless, spineless professional scammers out there these days.

scamwarners.com

reportscam.com

Cluster Lash Extension Review- Why It’s Not Recommended For Anyone

Warning: Do not do semi-permanent cluster lash extensions!! (those that last a week or so)

tl;dr: Perhaps try out lash by lash extensions instead. This procedure stick individual lash to your individual real lash, and is usually using better quality and lighter smoother lashes that will just drop off together with the natural life cycle of your real lashes.

In fact, my friend had no irritation after her first day and still has nice lashes 1 month in.

Anyway, do read on to find out my bad experience with cluster lashes.

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