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Hi, My name is Sienna Chaw Naga aka Baby Si. My daddy's name is Karthik and mummy's is Jamie aka KarMie (Karthik+Jamie). 
I am proud to be a Chin-dian!!! My daddy is an Indian American, mummy a Malaysian Chinese and they met in the States while working together at Cummins, Inc. I was made in China :) Since then, I have travelled to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, USA, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia (all while being comfortably in mummy's womb). I took my first trip when I was only 3 months n we went to Phuket, Thailand as mummy needed a vacation! 2 yrs later, my parents gave me a baby brother, Skyler Chaw Naga aka baby Skye! Now we live in Charlotte,NC (USA)...
Do leave me a comment if u think WE r CUTE :) 
Hope u like reading my blog... xoxo, Baby Si!!! Here's my first blog entry: http://karmie080808.blogspot.sg/2012/10/my-first-blog.html 
 To advertise, Plz contact my mummy at: jamiechaw@gmail.com
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Thursday, 15 October 2015

Say NO to ugly brows!!!

            Did the picture scare you all?

Don't worry as the end result is nothing like it. I was entrusted in the professional hands of my wonderful brow expert, Yim.

This mummy had her 1st "virgin" experience of having my brows done! Not only was it my 1st time doing a procedure called Brow Enliven, it was also my 1st time doing full face threading.

***while waiting in the waiting room, lets SELFIE time!!!***
Don't judge my brows ~ bushy, unkept, uneven, asymmetrical.
Even during my consultation, my brow expert commented about it! Lols... 
Oh well, this is what happens when you have 2 babies at home... don't think i paid much attention to my brows!

If you have any doubts, not to worry as Brow Unliven:
~is semi permanent (in case you have any regrets, this is good)
~organic ink is used (safe for this breastfeeding momma)

If you are a newbie like me, here's the breakdown of the steps being done:

~The procedure started off with a consultation with my talented brow expert, Yim. She explained the whole process from beginning to the end including the after care needed to have good quality results!

~Yim creatively drew with a brow pencil, 2 different shapes (1 on each brow) that suited my face shape and let me have my pick depending on my preference. I went with the thicker option... I thought to myself, why not?

~Yim then gave me 2 colors to choose from. Brown or grey. My initial thoughts were to choose brown of course as my hair is dyed brown (duh!) simple logic right? But with Yim expertise, since I chose a thicker brow shape, it was best that I chose grey color as it will look more natural and match my existing black brows. Yim added that I can always draw brown color using a brow pencil anytime I feel like it. And I can freely dye my hair any color I want in the future. *sounds like a good idea*

~Yim cleaned my whole face especially my brows and started the numbing procedure where numbing cream is spread generously and left on for 30 minutes!

~Yim then started the brow enliven process where she "scrap" the color into my brows. Okayyy, this might sound scary. I was expecting the worst but to my pleasant surprised, I didn't feel ANYTHING .... you will hear scraping sounds minus the pain(thanks to the numbing cream)!!! ***and this momma was thinking that its gonna HURT REAL BAD once I got home n the numbing feeling subsided***....
update: no pain whatsoever!!!
Yim also assured me that there will be no pain but just the uncomfortable feeling like your skin is being stretched..
Not to worry coz since this is semi permanent, only 1st degree cut is being done where they only cut under the 1st layer of your skin.
I kid u not, I will share with u a humor at the end of the post about how NOT painful it was.

~Now that my brows are being perfectly designed, Grey color is spread onto the brows and left on for another 15 mins... the excess color being cleaned n removed.

***Silly eyebrow calls for taking silly selfies!!!***
Say NO to ugly eyebrows!!!

~My procedure ended with a surprised complimentary full face threading. This my friend, is the funny irony!!! This was my 1st virgin experience as well and boy was I in for a shock... this HURT soooo bad!!! Let me remind you again that the pain from "scraping" of my brows was non existent. I left with embarrassment thinking that my friends have gone thru full face threading so often!!! Now just imagine full body threading ... no thank you... ***shivers***

~The whole process from start to finished was roughly about 2+ hours in total.

Do note:
That your brows will tend to get darker for the first few days till about a week depending on your skin type and how well the ink is being absorbed. (Best to book your appointment nearing the weekend so you can hibernate at home).
***but this mummy was out and about the very next day with just me and the kiddos for a date to vivocity as it was children's day!!!***
Mr. Hubby said its not too bad n not too obvious (he's just nice like that)... Lols...
The weird thing is my daughter, Sienna who's super observant, didn't even mentioned anything about my brows! And of course, my son Skyler who is at the stage of learning his body parts was trying to point to my brows every now and then and make mummy say "eyebrows"!

After care:
~No swimming (chlorine), exercising (sweats), water on the brows for a week.
~Need to be hardworking and apply the
aftercare "HighBrow's Nourish & Care pack" consisting of HighBrow Nourish Essence and Care Cream to protect it from infection while nourishing and moisturising the skin. 
~No makeup on the brow area!
~Bottom line...No water, cream, facial wash n sweat on the brows...basically nothing!

The result: 
                         Super love my brows! 

I think all mummies can relate to this... we are often LAST!!! Last to eat, last to sleep, last to poo poo, etc... u get the gist! So for this busy mummy of 2 young kiddos, (with no help except Mr. Hubby) putting on my makeup is my last priority.... but now with perfect brows, I can hopefully look like a hot momma instead of looking like an "aunty".  
Also friends have commented that I looked more awake as my new brows "opens up" my eyes. (Blame it on my panda bear eyes, been breastfeeding 24/7)

I will be back for a complimentary touch up within the next few months just to make sure the design and color has completely settled in. It all boils down to how well your skin takes to absorbing the colour.
This semi permanent brow enliven can last anywhere between 1-2 years depending on your skin type.

If you’re interested, I did my brows at Highbrow located conveniently at Capitol Piazza. They have another branch at star vista.

Promo Price:
$680 for 2 times Brow Enliven procedures  (Usual Price: $880 for 1 time Brow Enliven + 1 time touch up)

Do call or sms  directly if you would like to find out more about their eyebrow embroidery.
Or visit their
Website: http://www.highbrow.com.sg/
IG: Highbrowsg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/HighBrow/512335835450439
for clearer pictures and videos of what they do.

         Just for laughs. I pretty much looked like                       this for the first 5 days!

Here's more pics of my new brow!!!
***all pictures in this blog post are UNEDITED and UNFILTERED***

Update: day 8 
Still a bit darker for my liking,  but the color is slowly fading to look more natural...
Am loving it :)
Say bye bye to ugly brows n all my eyebrow pencils !!!

Here's a video of my new eyebrow on HighBrow IG account: 

Disclosure: I received a sponsored brow enliven procedure at HighBrow for the purpose of this review. The opinions here are in no way representative of HighBrow, and are solely mine.