Out for grabs now!

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Check out Sept issue of FHM… :D

Also introducing my new partner – Dr Kellyn Shiau! We went for a corporate photoshoot together today. :) Looking forward to uploading them onto http://www.tiffinyyangclinic.com when they’re out!

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my lady dior’s makeover

My Lady Dior bag just underwent a makeover – brightly coloured scarf for the handle, and a little carriage charm. :)

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Love the look.

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We checked out Gordon Ramsey’s Bread Street Kitchen recently – actually managed to get a booking within a week! It took over the premise of a previous Indonesian restaurant at MBS. I’d agree with some that it’s “simple food well done”. The tamarind spiced chicken wings are very yummy – do try it if you’re there! :)

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tiffiny & hubby at bread street kitchen

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Exciting times…

We just expanded next door! Mainly to have more space and provide our clients with greater comfort and privacy.

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We also recently launched our signature brand Tiffiny’s Secret Gentle Cleanser. It’s awesome for post laser treatment and sensitive skin! You can buy it over the counter at our place.

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Just had my photoshoot for next FHM, 6 months after delivering Emmerich! What a challenge for me, muahaha.

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Exciting times indeed. ;)

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HK July 2015

dysport workshop with Perfect SkinWent to HK for a short course on Dysport in this July and also to visit a friend’s clinic in Causeway Bay. Thanks, Shiu Kee, for showing me around! One always learn something, no matter how much you think you already know. :D

We’ve been on a Michelin Star sprint, so we decided to continue with it in Hong Kong. :D First one we tried was dim sum at Tin Lung Heen, a 2-star Michelin restaurant.

tin lung heen menu

breathtaking views of the bay

my hubby and meThe dim sum is creative, unlike the kind you usually find in Singapore, and of course, top quality.

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Deep fried shrimp toast – in other words, prawn on bread!

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baked barbecue pork bun with almond flakes

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left: steamed pork and abalone dumpling with coriander & steamed pork and prawn dumpling with tomato; right: steamed crab roe dumpling with mentaiko

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steamed rice roll with barbecued Iberian pork and mushroom

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fish maw soup in real coconut husk – the fragrance of coconut in the soup is something different.

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steamed lobster dumpling with shrimp and scallop topping with golden leaf

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on the house, with compliments: sesame cookies and almond pudding!

We went to T’ang Court, a 2-star Michelin restaurant, for dinner that night, but it was not as memorable as the last time we visited. The only dish I had to order again that night was this one below:

pork & onion in claypot

pork, onion & parsley in claypot

We had this dish a year ago when we first dined at T’ang Court and it was so delectable I felt I didn’t have enough of it then. It was already off the menu by the time we revisited and we had to make a special order for it. Didn’t lose its lustre at all and didn’t disappoint. :)

The highlight of our Michelin spree was at Lung Kin Heen, the only Chinese restaurant with 3-star Michelin in HK.

Great view, fabulous food.

Great view, fabulous food.

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Chef’s Signature appetiser selection: barbecued suckling pig, barbecued pork with honey, roast goose with plum sauce

I also had the superior pottage with shredded chicken. It came in a small pot with a flame underneath to keep it piping hot. Fine tasting soup.

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Highly recommended: crispy scallops with fresh pear and Yunnan ham.

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Highly recommended! Crispy lobster with salted egg yolk and pine nuts.

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crispy shrimp dumplings with mustard and honey sauce

Not everything was worthy. There was an asparagus and tofu dish that was bland and a huge disappointment. Do not try that one. :(

Nonetheless, for the awesome view and the other 3-star, thumbs-up food, I surely look forward to visit again. ;)

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Tips on sunscreen

Check out the article on Straits Times 10 July on my tips for the right way to use your sunscreen. :)

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London thru Tiffy’s eyes…

London… I did what most Singaporeans love to do when they travel… food & shopping! :) Of course, I did visit the London Eye, Big Ben, British Museum and Tower of London. These famous spots are already so well-known, there’s no need for me to elaborate – they look exactly like how they do in postcards! Let’s delve deeper into what I found in the heart of London!

London Food

We decided to try as many Michelin Star restaurants as we could during our short stay. So we went on a foodie spree to Dinner by Hestons, Chiltern Firehouse and Pollen Street Social.

Please read the captions to know what the pictures say!

dinner by hestons

hubby Jon

hestons' signature: caramelized pineapples roasting on their spits...

caramelized pineapples roasting on their spits…

hestons’ signature starter: meat fruit… mandarin, chicken liver parfait, grilled bread.

Looks nice, but not quite palatable to my taste. Mushy chicken liver inside. Hubby asked: “So where do they put the orange after taking it out?” LOL. :D

starter: salamagundy… chicken oysters, marrow bone, horseradish cream… who’d think of it??

This one was great! If you ate the chicken oyster or marrow bone separately, it didn’t taste like much on its own. Take a bite of both together and it tasted so smooth, as if it melted inside your mouth, with mmmmmmmm

main dish: chicken cooked with lettuces, grilled onion emulsion, spiced celeriac sauce & oyster leaves...

main dish: chicken cooked with lettuces, grilled onion emulsion, spiced celeriac sauce & oyster leaves…

main dish: roast iberico pork chop, pointy cabbage, onions & robert sauce.

main dish: roast iberico pork chop, pointy cabbage, onions & robert sauce.

dessert: tipsy cake, which is made from the spit roast pineapples you saw in the above pic!

dessert: tipsy cake, which is made from the spit roast pineapples you saw in the above pic!

A very special dessert dish indeed. The caramelized pineapple is very nice, but I had way too much bread.

Coming up next… Lunch at Dinner by Hestons was good, but my personal favorite was Chiltern Firehouse.

chiltern firehouse

We had a bar top seating, so we could look right into the kitchen and watch the kitchen hands prepare our food right in front of us! There he is, working on our starter (steak tartare) and special (jumbo prawns).

starter: steak tartare, pine nuts, chipotle, firehouse hot sauce

starter: steak tartare, pine nuts, chipotle, firehouse hot sauce

This wasn’t too appetizing for me. Somehow I can’t take to mushy meat. But the Firehouse hot sauce was very yummy.

special: prawns a la plancha, red pepper, parsley

special: prawns a la plancha, red pepper, parsley

Huge jumbo prawns, very fresh too. They change their specials every week.

starter: grilled galician octopus, auberigine, daikon, mushrooms

starter: grilled galician octopus, auberigine, daikon, mushrooms

This is the best dish ever!!! It doesn’t look like much, but it is super duper yummy! I didn’t want to order it at first, but they prepared so many of these while we looked on, that we decided that we had to try it. The grilled octopus and mushrooms went well together, and the hint of chilli made it unforgettable. I missed this the most, now that I’ve left London.

main dish: chargrilled iberico pork, seared courgettes, swiss chard pickle

main dish: chargrilled iberico pork, seared courgettes, swiss chard pickle

Does this look like beef to you??

It’s actually Iberico pork! (Similar to the roast pork chop during lunch at Dinner by Hestons.) It’s cooked to medium rare and actually tastes exactly like beef! I’m truly a noob at food.

main dish: monkfish cooked over pine, puffed barley, fennel

main dish: monkfish cooked over pine, puffed barley, fennel

Fish steak. Redefines the meaning of fish steak – thick, juicy, succulent.

We were so happy with Chiltern Firehouse, we decided to stay for dessert. A simple one as recommended by our waiter, called Milk & Honey. It was made of fresh milk ice cream topped with honeycomb and honey. So simple! Yet so fresh, and concluded our meal with such sweetness. :D :D :D

On the last day of our stay in London, we dined at Pollen Street Social.

starters: mushroom tea, olive biscuits, madelines

starters: mushroom tea, olive biscuits, madelines

I didn’t know you could make tea out of mushrooms, served out of a little glass teapot. It was super duper fragrant!

starter: line caught devon squid cooked in cauliflower, roasted squid juices, ink rice & sea herbs

starter: line caught devon squid cooked in cauliflower, roasted squid juices, ink rice & sea herbs

The fish broth in this starter dish is super fragrant. It’s sweet, absolutely seafoody and goes very well with the chewy diced squid. :)

pollen street social

starter: clarence court slow cooked egg, scottish morels, wye valley asparagus, chicken crumb & wild garlic

main dish: cumbrian suckling pig, roasted apple, king cabbage, granola clusters

main dish: cumbrian suckling pig, roasted apple, king cabbage, granola clusters

Hubby ordered the signature suckling pig but you can forget about trying this… You can get better roast pork in Crystal Jade or Imperial Treasure in Singapore. It vaguely reminded me of canned food. Was rather disappointed with it. I ordered a South coast John Dory with English crayfish, asparagus, roasted artichokes and shellfish broth. The shellfish broth was fantastic, like the broth in the squid starter dish, but the fish was very normal… just a bit better than Fish & Co. Another disappointment! Didn’t bother posting its pic. Haha. :P

Pollen Street Social was my least favorite. The waitress’ face was black and service was only so-so. We took their top recommendations for food and were mildly impressed. Hubby and I suspect they might lose that Michelin Star soon…? Perhaps our taste buds were spoilt by Chiltern Firehouse’s ingenious dishes just a few days before. :P

Ok, this isn’t a Michelin Star, but guess who we stumbled on just across the road from our hotel at Angel Square?

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver

What a feast! The prawn linguine with chilli (placed at bottom left of this pic) was yummy! Did you know that Jamie Oliver has a restaurant at Vivocity named Jamie’s Italian, with a very similar menu too? They have this prawn linguine on their Singapore menu too. I must visit to reminisce again some time soon.

London Shopping

Harrods

What a grand building Harrods is! Cab driver told me that a lot of Arabs shop here. I didn’t find much to shop in here, except some souvenirs for home from the famous Food Hall at basement.

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I also shopped at Regent Street and Selfridge & Co. Bought a pair of limited edition monochrome red Christian Louboutin shoes for SGD 780. I hope to wear them at the opening of our new Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics in August this year. :)

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tiffiny yangWish I could wear hats like this everyday. The Duchess of Cambridge is so lucky. :D

My favorite shopping was (unbelievably) at Hamleys Toy Shop, established since 1760 – gosh, our country isn’t even that old. Enjoyed buying toys and books for our 2 little boys back home. Hubby and I were both very intrigued by the innovative toys they created for little children! They sold a lot of magic tricks just like those you see on TV, toy planes you throw and fly right back to you and many others that they were demonstrating live to shoppers at Hamleys.

life sized replica of queen elizabeth made out of lego blocks

life sized replica of queen elizabeth made out of lego blocks

standing inside the famous red telephone booth made out of lego blocks

standing inside the famous red telephone booth made out of lego blocks

Dear London, how enjoyable your streets and your sights… Au revoir~ I’ll be back again soon!

Greggs: the hottest freshest pastries you can buy off the streets!

Greggs: the hottest freshest pastries you can buy off the streets!

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Why you’ll be getting cosmetic procedures even if you may not really want to.

Times Weekly published a sterling article last week on why we should get a nip & tuck, even if we don’t think we need to. And here’s why:

“You’re going to have to do it. And not all that long from now. Probably not a full-on, general-anesthesia bone shaving or muscle slicing. But almost definitely some injections into your face. Very likely a session of fat melting in some areas and then possibly moving it to some other parts that could use plumping. Not because you hate yourself, fear aging or are vain. You’re going to get a cosmetic procedure for the same reason you wear makeup: because every other woman is.

No, it’s not fair that–in 2015, with a woman leading the race for the Democratic nomination for President–in addition to dieting, coloring your hair, applying makeup and working out, you now have to let some doctor push syringes in your cheeks just to look presentable. It’s not fair that you have to put your surgery on your credit card just so the other moms on the playground don’t overestimate your age. It’s not fair that you may risk your life going under general anesthesia just to keep up.

Then again, maybe it’s not fair that some women are born straight-nosed and full-breasted. That some people don’t have trouble staying thin. That workers with above-average looks will make $230,000 more over their lifetime than people who are in the aesthetic bottom seventh, as a study by University of Texas economics professor Daniel Hamermesh found. Maybe it doesn’t feel fair that a man is writing about this, even if more and more males are starting to feel the same kind of pressure that women have dealt with for decades.

Having work done lost nearly all of its shame years ago. A few months before she died, Joan Rivers told me about a dinner party she went to in 1973, not long after her first face-lift. Always eager to be an entertaining guest, Rivers shared her experience with Janet Leigh and the other actors gathered at Roddy McDowall’s Los Angeles home. “They asked, ‘What’s it like?’” she recalled. “They had such scars running up the back of their heads. It was like the B&O Railroad. ‘What’s it like?’ I wanted to say, ‘You don’t remember?’”

For nearly five decades after, Rivers was ridiculed as vain and tacky for her cosmetic surgeries. But about six years ago, people stopped mocking and started asking Rivers for advice. She wrote a book to answer them, Men Are Stupid … And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman’s Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery. Women, she found, had become as open about their Botox, fillers and mommy makeovers as she had always been. Not having work done is now the new shame.

This shift happened partly because doctors got more nuanced and stopped making patients look like tigers with bolt-on breasts. Partly because so many procedures don’t involve surgery at all. Partly because procedures got a bit cheaper and doctors created payment plans. Partly because reality shows demystified the process… Partly because, due to social media and phone cameras, everyone is always on the red carpet. And partly because our culture has become so much more narcissistic that we now regularly celebrate doing something for ourselves as if it’s a moral imperative…

But it’s the cheaper, nonsurgical procedures that have become commonplace. U.S. doctors perform more than five times as many nonsurgical procedures as surgeries, delivering 3.6 million rounds of Botox (and other non-name-brand injectable neuromodulators), along with 1.7 million shots of Juvederm, Restylane and similar fillers…

Celebrity magazines and websites commend “good work” with the neofeminist language of taking care of yourself–it’s upkeep like yoga, cold-pressed juices and mani-pedis. But a face that’s a bit too tight, boobs a bit too big, lips a bit too plump–“bad work”–and you’re cast as sad, vain, phony…

Acceptability eventually comes to nearly all forms of vanity. In 19th century America, makeup was often sold under the counter because it was considered a tool of prostitution. In the 1930s, when hair dyeing was new, women got their color done in the basements of beauty parlors so no one would see them and continued to do so for decades after; now 75% of women dye their hair. And 15 years ago, getting your teeth whitened made you a tool; now dentists throw in free whitener in the goodie bag along with the floss and a toothbrush. It’s actually difficult to find a toothpaste that doesn’t include whitening.

Since Botox was introduced as a cosmetic product in 2002, most of the advances have come in dermatology–many from Harvard University’s professor of dermatology R. Rox Anderson, who helped invent and refine ways to use lasers to remove hair, tattoos and wrinkles, as well as the hugely popular CoolSculpting, which painlessly freezes body fat from a machine placed on the skin, causing the fat to disintegrate and come out with your urine. Dermatologists also use fillers, which replace the skin’s hyaluronic acid (instead of its collagen, the old method), to replace lost volume. In November 2013, Juvederm introduced Voluma, a filler for cheeks that can last two years, provides more lift and has a reversible antidote in case a patient changes her mind or a doctor goes too far…

These kinds of procedures are even starting to get normalized for guys. More than three times as many men are getting “Brotox” than in 2000.”

Kudos for an article well-written and aptly put. Why feel ashamed of doing something good for ourselves, to better ourselves?? Is it too vain to get your hair nicely styled at the hairdressing salon? Is it superficial to polish your nails prettily? Indeed it was considered vain… at about a century ago. Nowadays? Nope. There’s no reason to be shy about it at all. It’s now the new norm. ;)

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FHM Girl-Next-Door Event 2015~

Was most honoured to be invited to be a judge for the hot and happening FHM Girl-Next-Door 2015 this year, held at Asia Bar Equinox on 6 June, Saturday. :)

On my way to the event.

On my way to the event.

Below are some pictures for the event! Was busy filling up judging forms for awhile and missed out taking lots of pics of the gorgeous ladies, but whatever I have, I’ll post!

Camwhoring before the event started…

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tiffiny yang & friends

Photo wall

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Kinohimitsu bar below to the right… they were serving collagen drinks that night. :)

When the event started…

the judges

Judges at the table… From left to right: yours truly, Audrey from Triumph International, Edward the nutritionist and of course, the editor Dennis Yin. :)

Jaws dropping everywhere…

Catwalk FHM

Coco & Michelle catwalking down the runway.

More busty ladies... ><

Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics sponsored our exclusive Tiffiny Yang skincare products for the winners’ prizes.

Miss Fan Favourite

I presented to Miss Fan Favourite, Michelle.

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The top 3 winners… Sherine is FHM Girl next door 2015!

FHM finalists

Sherine and Michelle, the top 2 winners. Aren't they pretty? :)

Sherine and Michelle, the top 2 winners. Aren’t they pretty? :)

At the end of the event… drinks and chill out afterwards!

took pic with the 2nd runner up Cheryl...

took pic with the 2nd runner up Cheryl…

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Enjoying the night view after the event!

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Thermage, highly recommended by Gwyneth Paltrow!

We quote:

“(Last) year, 41-year-old Gwyneth Paltrow let slip a little beauty secret. Her famously flawless complexion is not just the result of good genes and an organic diet but has been given a helping hand by a cosmetic procedure called Thermage.

Dubbed ‘the ironing treatment’, Gwynnie says the procedure has taken years off her face and suits her much better than rival wrinkle-busting treatment Botox which the actress claims made her look ‘crazy, like Joan Rivers’.

Designed to tighten and smooth skin by promoting collagen production in its lower layers, Thermage smooths out wrinkles, tightens saggy jowls and reduces hooding around the eyes. Furthermore the treatment has no down time. Fans say it is the ultimate lunchtime beauty fix.”

Gwyneth Paltrow after Thermage

She sure look like she hasn’t aged for two decades… :D

Some people feel that Thermage does not seem to give enough of a drastic difference. Truth is, it isn’t a facelifting surgery. However, it is highly suitable for people who want to start fighting the early signs of aging, especially from their 30s when the earliest skin sagging and subtlest wrinkles start to show. This “ironing treatment” easily smoothens out these problems at an early stage and maintains your skin in a flawless state before things turn too late. By the time jowling or deeper lines form, it’s too late – most treatments then don’t quite reverse these completely, or otherwise look a tad unnatural, even if they can give a “drastic difference”.

Prevention is surely better than cure. :)

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2547296/Look-younger-without-surgery-The-secret-Gwyneth-Paltrows-youthful-skin.html#ixzz3ckCuZODi

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