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I Froze My Fat and the Results | CoolScuplting at Clique Clinic (Pt 2)

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I Froze My Fat and the Results | CoolScuplting at Clique Clinic (Pt 2)

Couple months ago, I announced that I was freezing my fat (Check out the first post here). So, here is the low down on how my fat was frozen and the outcome. First let me explain, CoolSculpting Treatment at Clique Clinic was where I went to freeze my fat. Why freeze fat? Ever got a place or a bulge of your body part that you can’t seem to lose weight on? For me, it was the lower part of my tummy (Abdomen). 


So I did explain the pre consultation details at the previous blogpost. Go read there if you would like to know how would they examine you. So for mine, the CoolSculpting treatment focused on my tummy. I didn’t want to drag it, so I actually requested to do all of the treatment in a day instead of spreading it out. In total I think, I spent 6 hours at Clique Clinic. Don’t worry, Clique Clinic is equipped with Netflix, fast wifi, private room and ensuite bathroom during the treatment and also a comfortable reclining sofa. 


I reached Clique Clinic at 10:30am. The staff brought me upstairs to my room and I got a change of clothes. They then proceed to draw the markings on my tummy to indicate where to place the CoolSculpting applicators at. As you can see from the picture above, there was a lot of sessions I went through. Each session was around 35 minutes. To make it quicker, they used 3 machines simultaneously on me to make sure that they had targeted the fats surrounding my tummy in the shortest treatment time possible. 
The reason why I went for CoolSculpting, is because it is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment on targeted areas. It helps to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat without any surgery. Freezing the fat causes the body to remove the dead cells, which later naturally eliminate from your body. There are multiple applicators with different sizes to target the wanted area of the body. 
I think the clinic used all the different types of applicator on me. Applicator like CoolAdvantage Petite is used for flanks, inner thighs, or upper arms, while CoolCore Advantage is mainly for the bigger areas like tummy. FYI Clique Clinics is the only clinic in Malaysia that has a full-range and complete set of all CoolAdvantage applicators. The picture above is the applicator attached to my tummy. 
My personalized treatment plans 

During the process, the CoolSculpting specialist placed the applicators at the treatment areas where the fat bulges were tugged in, and then frozen. After 35 minutes, the staff immediately removed the applicators and massaged the treatment areas. Let me tell you, you might feel a bit of pain during this process. Reason for the massage is to make sure that your fat is broken down even more after the 35 minutes of freezing. My treatment areas were a bit swollen and sore after the treatments since I did everything in a day. But it didn’t affect my daily activities as I went back to work the next day itself.

During the treatment I was pampered with Netflix and a complimentary meal. 
After 3 months, I went back for a follow up and below are the before and after shots: 
My waist got smaller, the abdomen got smaller too and I got less back fat now. 
Before shot with the team (After my treatment) 
After 3 months – Follow up session with the team 

I’m really glad that I got a chance to experience CoolSculpting Treatment as my lower tummy had always been a problem and it was hard to lose it. Just know that the results might take from 1 to 3 months to show. Make sure not to over eat after your treatment and just do you normal routine. Overall this experience made me feel comfortable as the staff were friendly and explained all of my concerns and inquiries. Clique Clinic now have two branches! 

Clique Clinic PJ 
4, Jalan 19/36, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, 
Selangor, Malaysia. 012-230 7960 

Clique Clinic Bangsar 
6th floor, Boutique Office 3A-06-01, Menara 3A, 3, 
KL Eco City, Jalan Bangsar, Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum, 
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 012-798 0879

Opening hours 10am to 7pm, Mondays to Saturdays 
Closed on public holidays 

For more info about CoolSculpting treatment, head over to Clique Clinic 

My Haul from Innisfree My Foundation Moving Bank

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My Haul from Innisfree My Foundation Moving Bank
It's been a while since I last wrote in, hope all of you are doing great. It's been a rainy couple of days, don't forget to keep warm. Last night I was checking out stuff I missed out from Instagram and my friend Bella was sharing about an Innisfree event at Sunway Pyramid Mall promoting their new foundation product.

I thought why not check it out after work since I was free. The event, Innisfree My Foundation Moving Bank is located at Sunway Pyramid main entrance. When enter the trailer it was super cute. It was like a mini bank concept in the trailer. Get this, Innisfree created this 'bank' concept where you would need to create an account and play activities to earn inni-dollar (inf) to redeem stuff.''



First you need to create an account at bit.ly/Earninnidollars . It's super fast and easy. Just create an account and play a few games and get your first 500 inf. 

Here's my 500  inni-dollars (inf) and bank account book. Looks legit right?

The next part would be finding your perfect fit. The Innisfree My Foundation have matte (1), semi-matte (2) and glow series (3). After choosing which series you want, then you would need to pick what coverage you like, the selections are from natural (1), medium (3) and full coverage (5). I got 2.3 for My Foundation which is Semi-Matte with Medium Coverage.

Innisfree My Foundation | Price: RM 97

Original price of the Innisfree My Foundation is RM 97. There was a RM 10 voucher given for My Foundation if you are participating in the activity. So I only paid RM 87. Best part is, you get extra 700 inf after purchasing the foundation! One coin was missing from the picture.


Here is the best news of all, because I had so many inni-dollars, I got to redeem a brush set!


The brush set is 1100 inni-dollars (which is 11 coins). 
Such a steal! Buy one foundation and get a free brush set!


Other physical games at the trailer where you can win some Innisfree samples


They also had a lucky draw 'Vault' where at a special time of the time, it will be available for those who made purchases. Apparently the prizes are worth RM 200. When I was there, the next vault opening time was after 1 hours and half. Since it was too long, I just left. If it was a trip to Korea, then maybe I would have waited. haha.

How the trailer looked on the outside. Very Gatsby feel.

So here is my entire haul


I really think that the brush set was the best part of today's purchase. I can't wait to try on Innisfree My Foundation. The texture was very light and watery. Apparent the base is from green tea, so the smell was actually quite nice. I better start wearing make up more often now since I got better tools. haha.

This event will still be available at Sunway Pyramid Mall main entrance tomorrow. Don't miss out on getting a free brush set with purchasing Innisfree My Foundation!

Here are the other locations this event will be at:
24th - 25th September : Taylor's Lakeside Campus
27th - 28th September: Gurney Plaza Penang
29th - 30th September: Queensbay Mall Penang

Have a great weekend everyone!
xx

I Decided To Freeze My Fat With CoolSculpting at Clique Clinic (Pt 1)

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I Decided To Freeze My Fat With CoolSculpting at Clique Clinic (Pt 1)
Yes, you read correctly. Hey guys, hope you’re doing well. Have you ever wanted to modify a specific part of your body? Like no matter what you do, with dieting or exercising, somehow, that stubborn part just won’t budge. For me, my main stubborn fats are my lower part of my tummy (abdomen) and my arms.

A few weeks ago, I had a change to visit Clique Clinic, which introduced me to CoolSculpting. Do know that this is NOT a weight loss program. What CoolSculpting is, like the title of my blog, is to freeze unwanted targeted fat away. So I made my way to Petaling Jaya where Clique Clinic is and met with The Body Contouring Specialist, Josh Chua.
During my consultation, he explained to me the benefit and side effects of CoolSculpting. He also warned me how there are some centres in Malaysia that offer the copycats of CoolSculpting that is not licensed or using the real machines from the CoolSculpting Brand. Copycat/fake machines will potentially cause serious harm to a person, like frostbite and burn that can be a long-term side effect. So, look for the certified Zeltiq CoolSculpting clinics if you are considering this treatment.
So let me break it down for you, from what I understand. CoolSculpting is a machine that is used to target a specific spot of your body. During the treatment, there would be a gel pad and applicator placed on the desired area. The applicator uses vacuum and delivers controlled cooling (-11c for CoolAdvantage applicators). After 35 minutes of a session, there would be a massage. During this process, he told me that there would be mild pain from the pinching, soreness and cold. He also told me that there might be bruising an d swollenness after the session. He also mentioned that it would take 1-3 months for the results to show.
Here is how the applicator looks like| I will blog about the process with results in my next post!

To be honest, I have actually been wanting so badly to fix up certain areas of my body, but I don’t believe in going under the knife or injections. So when I heard about this, I was thrilled because it was non-invasive!
After the consultation, they need to access my body to see if I was qualified to go through with the CoolSculpting procedure. Remember how I said that this isn’t a weight loss program? Well, you need to make sure that you have pinchable fat. So if you have a beer belly that you can’t pinch, do know that this procedure might not be the right one for you. So do know you can target under your chin, bra fat, back fat, abdomen, flank, banana roll (underneath the buttock), thigh, upper arms and etc.
There was a special room for me to get changed into for assessment

I was super impressed with their photobooth where they took before shoots of my body

They even had a template (with CoolSculpting snowflake logo in the middle) on the ground to position my feet so that they could grab a 360 shot

After the pictures, they would see which applicator could target the desired areas and also draw markers on my body to know which part to place the applicator on. Of course they also had to check if my fat were pinchable.

After 15minutes of marking me, here was the result.

Do know that I will release a post blogpost with more details of the procedure and also the results. Hope this post didn’t scare you too much. If you have any questions about CoolSculpting, do comment below and I will reply to you as soon as possible J

Clique Clinic
4, Jalan 19/36, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
03-7960 1211 | care@cliqueclinic.com
Mon – Sun: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Have a great day ahead!
xx

Renting A Kimono In Kyoto, Japan | Yumeyakata

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Renting A Kimono In Kyoto, Japan | Yumeyakata
It was late August when my friends (MacamYes) and I were at Japan for a video shoot. We had to rent a Kimono and I didn't realise how hot  Japan was during the summer until that day. Most of us want to experience the culture of a new country we visit, for Japan what more than to experience wearing a Kimono / Yukata for a day?

With MacamYes

Just wanted to share my experience here of renting a Kimono in Kyoto Japan because when I was searching for about this online, no one actually talked about the process of it. I got to find out about Kimono / Yukata rental at Yumeyakata on Klook when I was purchasing my Universal Studios Japan (USJ) and cooking class activities for Japan.


So if you're planning to rent a kimono, make sure you allocate minimum an hour for yourself at the kimono rental place. It took us a while to get to Yumeyakata at Kyoto because I took the wrong route there from Osaka but do know that the store is 3 minutes walk from Gojo Station. Yumeyakata Kimono rental is one of the biggest and cheapest store you find in Kyoto. Do know that it will be very crowded, so its best to head there as early as possible, especially when you want to have the best choices for your kimono.

Step 1: Reservation 
Make sure that you reserve before you drop by to the store. You would need to state the day and time of visit to the store, your shoe size and height.

TIP: Do know that you might have limited selection if you are taller or bigger in body size than the average. I too had to choose from limited selection when I was there.

Step 2: Choosing a kimono (20 - 30 Minutes)
Once you have checked in at the reception, you get to do the fun part now, choosing your kimono. Do know that Yumeyakata have multiple floors. If I'm not wrong, its at the highest floor when you are mixing and matching your obi belt with kimono. One step into the the room of choosing my kimono and I felt like I was at Kamdar Store (A Malaysian clothe wholeseller brand).

Step 3: Dressing (20 Minutes)
Okay I WAS NOT READY FOR THIS. Haha. I'm quite shy and self conscious. So I wish, I prepared myself mentally for this. After you have chose your kimono, the staff will bring you to another floor where you will enter into a hall. This hall is where you will get changed by one of an elderly lady. Do know that you are changing in front of a giant mirror and there isn't any partition. You just strip down to your underwear and let the ladies dress you. They will be a bit rough as they need to make sure that your kimono is tighten up so that it would not fall apart when you are out and about.

Did you know that they will place a cardboard at your tummy? So expect to not be having any flexible moment for your upper body. ALSO I don't recommend pregnant women to wear kimonos because its super tight at your upper body.

Step 4: Hairstyling / Make up (20 Minutes)
So Yumeyakata has this extra option if you need hairstyling or make up. Thank goodness I had Jaycee, she helped with my hair and I did my own make up.


Step 5: Choose your bag and keep your belongings
We had a selection of bags to choose from, we also got our shoes and socks at this section. If possible, try not to bring so much stuff on that day. If I'm not wrong, all of us rented a locker at the place to place our bags inside.


Step 6: Enjoy your day and Return the Kimono by 7:30pm
GUYS! Kyoto is a big place and the kimonos weren't easy to walk in. Just make sure that you allocate time to come back from whereever you were. My last spot I was at was at Yasaka Pagoda and to walk back to the store is almost 20-25 minutes. We tried to take the bus but there was a long queue, so we opt for a cab in to make sure that we got back to Yumeyakata in time to avoid paying the late penalty.

Despite the heat and uncomfortable sandals, it was a great experience wearing the kimono. I got to take nice pictures while exploring Kyoto and it was just one of those things you just gotta try.
Jaycee, Li Yin and Mei Ai with Brain offering his samurai umbrella

Mei Ai looking like a temple guardian with the samurai sword umbrella
 Check out the reflection! Suddenly a group of tourist came up to us to take our photos. lol
 The following shots below were taken by Kelvin Goh and Ernest Ng

Get RM 12.40 credit on Klook when you sign up with this link
Right now Klook is selling this Kimono Rental for RM 105 per person.

Yumeyakata
Kyoto, Shimogyo, Manju, Teramachi 128
Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, JCB, Amex, Diners Card
Nearest Station: Gojo Station (Karasuma line), Kiyomizu-Gojo Station (Keihan line)
3-minute walk from Exit 1 of Gojo Station, 8-minute walk from Exit 3 of Kiyomizu-Gojo Station
075-354-8515 | Yumeyakata Website
Disclaimer: This is not sponsored and pictures were taken in August 2016. 


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Happy travelling!
Jess is an adventurous Malaysian girl with a soft spot for food, shoes and all things romantic. She loves fashion and traveling too. Diversity excites her, therefore she would tend to try out everything she gets a chance to ✌ [It's Jessy] (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-03f5fetL2yM/VcjMybyGvRI/AAAAAAAAk_Q/HSNlhlRdbRI/s1600/11428132_938657246181010_1642264289_n.jpg)