How to Banish Bingo Wings for WOW Arms

As sleeves become non-existent with the rising summer heat, bat wings have nowhere to hide. Notoriously difficult to tame as they are, wobbly arms can become toned and sculpted with a good understanding of the nature of those beasts.   TO GET WOW ARMS, YOU NEED: Good Genes: Genetics play a big role in determining your body shape, how easily muscles respond to training, and how thick or thin your skin (revealing underlying muscles) is. Exercise & Diet: Regular exercise (including strength & cardio) and a healthy diet will determine how much body fat you have and how toned your muscles are. The less body fat and more toned the muscles, the better your arm definition. Taut Skin: Firm taut skin shows off lean toned arms like a form-fitting frock. Age and drastic rapid weight-loss may cause lax skin which can be tightened by treatments like Thermage.   LET’S TALK EXERCISE:   Physical trainer, Muhammad, from Absolute Living demonstrates four simple moves you can do at home to get arms Continue Reading

Lose The Holiday Weight Gained – How Supermodels Diet

After some serious holiday bingeing, if your skinny jeans feel a little tight, it might be time to rest up from all the unhealthy eating and start a heathier diet. Here are some tips on how supermodels diet, for you to lose the weight fast! Avoid   1. Foods That Cause Bloating Well, perhaps a glass of milk every night worked while we were still growing, but the supermodel diet restricts foods that can cause bloating, such as dairy and fruits, especially in the first 2 weeks. These can be added back in small amounts gradually later, but choose fat-free versions.   2. Foods High In Fat And Sugar Say goodbye to all your favourites, which I am sure, tend to be high in carbohydrates – breads, sweets, pasta and starchy vegetables are strictly prohibited. Foods high in fat such as fatty cuts of meat (such the succulent medium-rare ribeye steak!) and fried food. Ouch.   3. Alcohol, caffeine, oil and salt You may have figured by now that the Continue Reading

5 Bra Hacks To Make Your Boobs Look Bigger

Life is both fair and unfair. Smaller breasted people, especially the younger ones often relate to lower self-esteem and body image issues growing up. But breast reduction surgeries do exist, and for some reason, most today have come to settle for the middle ground. So the smaller-breasted need not feel too bad, and hopefully these 5 bra hacks will help give your twin peaks a little more “perk”.   1. Get Your Bra In The Correct Size     Breast health research actually exists. And these stress the importance of wearing appropriately sized bras for all women, regardless of size, for health and general well-being! And why not, breasts are actually fleshy weights women are stuck with carrying in one place their entire lives, and these actually put strain on the back. Wearing the right brea size will not only provide support and comfort to your body, it will also make your clothes look better against a well-fitted bra.   2. Get Bras In Material That Support     This Continue Reading

Peak Performance – Bringing Out the Best in your Cheeks

  “A woman’s face is her work of fiction.” – Oscar Wilde. If that was true, her cheeks would have been a crucial plot device. Whether you are thinking of a fresh-faced Lolita or a sleeping princess, she’ll always be blessed with a set of full, softly blushing cheeks – a symbol of youth, good health and nutrition, and wistful young love. Unfortunately, cheeks are frequently neglected by most women even though those soft creamy peaks take up much more of the face than bright eyes or pouty lips. In fact, the midface forms an important structural support for the face. As fatty tissue over the cheekbones gets gradually depleted by the late 20s to early 30s, cheeks slowly deflate and curvy feminine facial contours fade away. With less fat to fill out the overlying skin, skin sagging, laugh lines and wrinkles become more pronounced as well. It’s no wonder that increasingly, the area of the body plastic surgeons and doctors are making more voluptuous is the cheeks. After all, Continue Reading

Choosing The Best Sunscreen That Works With Makeup

First of all, for those who are not clear about the harmful effects of sun overexposure, it can cause skin cancers. Chronic sun exposure also leads to premature skin aging, also known as photoaging. You may have heard of words such as UVA and UVB rays, and seen things like SPF, PA, Broad Spectrum Suncreen etc. labeled on sunscreen bottles and they all sound pretty confusing? Sure, what we really want to know is simply, how do we choose the best sunscreen? We spoke to Dr Michelle Lim from SW1 Clinic on the “A B Cs” of sunscreens.   Sunscreen Basics Before we dive into the specifics, let’s visit the basics. There are 2 major types of sunscreens. The first is a physical sunscreen, which protects your skin from the sun by deflecting or blocking out harmful sun rays, before they enter your skin. Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing the sun rays, or by scattering them. Physical sunscreens contain ingredients such as titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide. Titanium dioxide protects Continue Reading

Beauty Tips For A Dazzling Valentine’s Day Date

With less than 2 days to Valentine’s Day, here are some tips to make the romance of February 14 a memorable one.   1. Get Your Freshest Glow On There is nothing more attractive and infatuating than a gorgeous skin. The Monroe Hydrafacial takes glowing skin to a whole new level with the patented Hydrafacial MD system. Touted as the only facial that penetrates deep enough to stimulate growth of collagen and elastin, HydraFacial uses a unique, vortex suction extraction tip that dislodges impurities from clogged pores. This vortex tip also acts as an infusion tool and delivers an antioxidant-rich and collagen-rich serum into deep into the pores.   But wait, the over-achievers at the SW1 Clinic think this is not enough. The Monroe Hydrafacial continues with a dual light therapy which is both calming and anti-aging. Next, there was sonophoresis of 2 different vitamins (which Melody picked Vitamin C and B for me). The facial finishes off with a power packed Pearl éclat gel mask which contains skin whitening Continue Reading

5 Easy Ways to Amp Up Your Skin’s Luminosity

I have always spied on Korean drama actresses and wondered the secret to the Korean dewy skin. You’ve probably heard of it – the rave about perfect, poreless, fair, dewy complexion has now been amplified to another level. If you are one of the lucky ones who got bored of luminous dewy skin, here’s another shot for you – Glass Skin. In pursuit of the perfect complexion, the next move up the dewy skin ladder is “Glass skin”. This requires a dedicated buff-and-shine skin regime to achieve that clear, crystalline, water-glow effect, like a piece of clear glass. Clear, dewy skin has always been a sign of youth in parts of Asia. And now, like a fancy and much anticipated iPhone or Samsung upgrade, clear, glassy skin looks set to overtake its predecessor. For those who have not heard of it yet, glass skin refers to perfectly smooth, clear, crystalline, shiny skin, like a piece of clear glass. We spoke to Dr Michelle Lim from The SW1 Clinic on tips Continue Reading