EUNICE ANNABEL

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Quick Updates X Happy 20th Anniversary Tea Tree!



Almost everyone's asking me what I'm busy with at the moment, so I thought I'll just update you guys here. Besides taking care of my new puppy, I took a break from blogging and spent the last couple of months filming two television drama series - one of which is Mata Mata season 3.

We shot the bulk of the show in Penang, because it is almost impossible to shoot it in Singapore given that the plot is set in the 1980's. I play a character named Emily, a young (really young) teenager from the states. She's a fun-loving, mischievous teen that often gets into unwanted trouble. I am having the time of my life playing this role because I get to do several things and get away with them, since it's not real life. hehehe.


Since the show is set in the 80's, we actors have no choice but to dress up in really hideous colour blocking outfits, accompanied by mismatched accessories and over the top hairdos. What were people in the 80's thinking?! Oh gosh... 


It goes without saying that we also have to pile on layers and layers of make up every single day. Do you have any idea how dreadful that is for our skin? For sure, I'll get a few blemishes and break outs since my pores can't help but get clogged with oil and dirt all the time!

In moments like these, I am always prepared with my skin emergency saviour kit - consisting of mostly facial products from The Body Shop's best seller Tea Tree range. You know me; I've been a fan of this particular range for the longest time. I mean who wouldn't be? These products have proven to work time and time again. I've tried numerous facial products from various brands over the years, but I don't think I'll ever see myself deducting the Tea Tree range from my daily skincare regime.


They just work really well for my skin type, which is oily to combination. This is largely because the Tea Tree products are made to target and eliminate blemishes thanks to its anti-bacterial properties, while keeping your skin shine free. They are especially great for someone like me who always has heavy make up on.


The best part is that these products come from steam-distilled tea tree leaves that are hand-picked and hand-harvested by Community Fair Trade farmers from Kenya. These farmers are fairly paid and now, have a steady source of income. By purchasing products from The Body Shop, you are also helping the less fortunate :) It is a beautiful value that The Body Shop stays true to, which made me an avid supporter of the brand.

This year marks the 20th Anniversary for Tea Tree! In celebration, The Body Shop will be offering limited edition Jumbo size 20ml Tea Tree Oil (usually only 10ml)! They are available in any The Body Shop stores right now, so what are you waiting for? Grab these lovely products because these bigger bottles are absolutely amazing value for money!




For my review on the Tea Tree range, head over to HERE to find out more. 


And The Body Shop has come up with a game app in commemoration of its Tea Tree 20th Anniversary! To play, please head on down to http://bit.ly/TTBlemishSlashing



Alright! That's all I have to say for now, thanks for reading!

#SP

Saturday, July 18, 2015

#YOLO


I'm writing this at 6am in the morning, right after a night of partying because I feel inspired, and I don't want to wake up the next day forgetting these thoughts. I live in the moment, that's what I do. People always talk about how you should think about the future, but no matter how hard I try (or lie), I've always always lived in the present. To me, it's impossible to think about the future if I'm not even contented with my current situation. 

For a long time now, I've lived my life for others. It was always about everyone else, and what they thought of me. I felt trapped, suffocated. I couldn't be my true self because I was rid of it a few years back, I lost myself in the process of becoming "Eunice Annabel''. Everything was about how I should be a good role model for younger girls, or how I should only be seen doing certain things or wearing certain clothes. It's so sad because it feels as though I'd spent the last few years creating a persona that isn't even who I genuinely am.

Over the last few days, I spent lots of time just living in the moment, and it felt so darn good to not have to think about what people thought of me, or how I should behave so that I could live up to their expectations. That's the thing, people tend to have some idealistic opinion on how I should be, or how I should talk. But enough is enough. I think I've suppressed my true self for way too long, and it's time that I embrace the real me.

I'm definitely someone who's a lot more confident, comfortable in her own skin, and perhaps a little more reckless. I also found out recently that I enjoy talking, so I guess I'm more open to welcoming new people in my life than I was before. You never know how much you can learn from a complete stranger until you give it a shot. The only way to improve yourself is if you get out of your comfort zone - so says a new friend of mine.

We've only got 5 months till we usher in a new year. Take my word; it's not worth it to live your life according to how people expect you to. At the end of the day, there's only enough space for one body in the coffin. The saddest thing in the world is growing old with regrets. Your life belongs to you alone, go out there and do whatever you want. Pursue your passion (if I could turn back time, I'll be a professional dancer now), take risks, ride the bungy, break up, travel, make mistakes, get a tattoo, take one more shot, confess to your crush, pluck up the courage and ask the girl out. 

Always remember, go with the flow and make sure you're happy, that's all that matters. Do that, and you'll realise that life isn't that f*cked up after all :)

"All you need is twenty seconds of insane courage and I promise you something good will come out of it." - We Bought a Zoo

Have a fantastic weekend, this is only the beginning.





P.s. Whoever said #YOLO is lame needs to enjoy life a little.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Q&A Invisalign (Invisalign Review)



It has been about 3 months since I started my Invisalign journey, and I’ve been getting a lot of questions about them ever since. Hence I decided to compile all of the most frequently asked questions here, so that I can answer everyone once and for all. Hehehe.


1. What are the aligners made of? 

The aligners are made of polyurethane; they are virtually invisible (hence, the name Invisalign) and are custom-made for you. 

2. How do the aligners straighten teeth?

Patients are required to change to a different set of aligners every two weeks. Each set will make slight adjustments to your teeth until the course is complete.

Different sets of Invisalign aligners as time goes on.

3. How often do I have to wear the aligners?

It is important for patients to wear their aligners everyday for a minimum of 22 hours. You are advised to only take them out to brush your teeth. Just like how one isn't able to remove their braces, you shouldn't remove your aligners unless necessary. 

4. What are the advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces?

Traditional braces require more visits to the dentist for tightening and adjustments, while Invisalign gives you the flexibility to change your aligners on your own every two weeks (You'll only need to visit your dentist once every 4 to 6 weeks!). Traditional braces causes painful ulcers due to irritation from metal brackets or wires, while Invisalign aligners have a smooth and comfortable surface that are less likely to cause any oral injuries. 

Unlike braces, Invisalign is invisible so no one will ever know you have them on. That's perfect for me because it means I can continue modelling and acting without any restriction. Because Invisalign is removable, patients can brush, floss and clean their teeth as per normal, and not worry about stains that are usually caused by traditional braces.

Bet you can’t tell I’m wearing my aligners here!

5. How long will the treatment take?

The duration of the treatment varies according to individual. It is based on the severity of your case. On average, it may take about 12-18 months.

6. Is the treatment painful?

You may feel some sort of "pressure" for about 2 days (when you change to a new set of aligners), but that is a sign that your Invisalign is working, because it means that the aligners are pushing your teeth to the desirable position! The soreness is bearable and only temporary.

7. Will it affect my speech?

As with everything, you will get used to it after a while, and any lisp will disappear once your tongue figures out a way to work around the aligners. The alteration of speech will only last for a day or two.

8. Are there any restrictions on what I can eat or drink?

No! That's the beauty of Invisalign :) You can eat and drink anything as long as you remove your aligners before doing so. Just remember to keep track of the time, brush you teeth after you're done with your meal and put the aligners back on. However, Dr Cheng do recommends eating with the aligners on as it has several advantages such as better fitting of the aligners.

9. Can I smoke and drink alcohol with my aligners on?

I guess you can smoke with them on. However, professionals discourage smoking while wearing the aligners as they may become discoloured (which defeats the purpose of them being invisible). 

As for drinking alcohol, it is recommended to take the aligners off before doing so as you would with other regular drinks. Perhaps, a moderate amount is fine, just make sure to properly brush your teeth and aligners with toothpaste soon after.

10. How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost is determined by the severity of individual cases. It ranges from SGD$4,500 to SGD$9,000 (before GST). There are several ways in which you can pay for the treatment to make it more affordable.


If you’d like to know more about Invisalign and whether you’re a suitable candidate for the treatment, you may head down i.Dental’s Invisalign Open House!

Here are the details!
Date: 4th July 2015
Day: Saturday
Venue: Capital Tower, Level 9 (FTSE Room)
Time: 2pm (Registration at 1.45pm)

Upon registering, you may enjoy a $1 comprehensive smile assessment consisting of consultations (to be booked on the day of open house), photos, X-ray and study model!

See ya there!

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