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As some of you guys may realise, I had put on more weight during my pregnancy with Davina as compared with Aidan.

Heck, I didn't even lose all of my pregnancy weight with Aidan back then. With Davina, I gained about 15kg. This time, I worked harder to lose the weight as compared to the first pregnancy. I did a 2 months confinement, ate healthier food, cut down my portions and did very light exercises. Surprisingly i lost all of my pregnancy weight! However, I couldn't shed any more weight. I've reached a plateau. Basically a standstill.

I up-ed my efforts but I couldn't lose any more weight. At that time, Aimin Acupuncture contacted me and asked if I would be keen to try out TCM slimming. Visited them and they shared more about their their acupuncture and weight loss treatments.

They shared the difference between Aimin's TCM methods as compared to pill popping. TCM is a healthy and more sustainable way of losing weight. Weight loss is actually a benefit of acupuncture as the main aim is to improve overall health and digestive issues.

After what they shared, I decided to try out Aimin despite my insane fear of needles. As I'm still breastfeeding (and I intend to continue for as long as I can), i needed to find a more sustainable and healthy weight loss way.

Chloe from Aimin worked out a package for me where I would undergo Weightloss Acupuncture   twice a week, Slimming Cupping once a week alongside a Meridian Slimming Massage once a week. I also had the opportunity to sample out their RF treatments.

Yes, I won't deny it. I can feel the needles when they insert, however after that, it's really fine. But that being said, I am one of the more sensitive ones who fear needles. Even when I had my fillers done back then, I could also feel the pain. Cupping to me isn't painful at all however I have heard that other people find it extremely painful. Guess, it's really up to individual!

Here's a video interview of my experience!

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How long has Aimin been around?

Aimin has over 24 years of experience! Their acupuncture weight-loss treatment has helped over 2,300 customers lose weight & maintain the weight loss effectively!

How is the process like?

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For the acupuncture session, needles will be inserted at various acupoints on the tummy and legs. A heat lamp will be placed on the tummy and the needles will be left for 40 minutes.

For slimming cupping, cups using heat will be placed on front & back of body for about 10 minutes.

What does it do?

It improves my digestive system, also helps suppresses my appetite a bit. I have also been recommended a simple meal plan on things to avoid eating and items great to eat. Honestly, I'm not so guai with my diet. Breastfeeding mamas are ALWAYS hungry HAHHAA. It's a slower method of weightloss but we are looking at a more sustainable and long term approach.

How do I feel?

Great! I used to suffer from constipation problems. With Aimin, I go everyday. HAHAHA. My milk supply did dip a bit due to me eating lesser but it's okay now! I do feel healthier, lighter and less tired these days.

How much weight have i lost?

Considering the fact that I'm still eating rubbish (SORRY AIMIN!), I think my results are amazing. I have lost over 7kg. I'm now at my pre-pregnancy weight before Aidan! Woohoo! Back to 2015 weight!

Are you satisfied with your results?

Am i satisfied? Of course! Just look at the results for yourself. Same dress from Jump Eat Cry. One taken before any treatments at Aimin and the other after.

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Any promotions currently?

Aimin is offering a FREE trial currently to new customers. Try it for yourself and see the results. You can select any 2 treatments from: 1) Meridian Slimming massage (worth S$69.90) or 2) Slimming Acupuncture (worth S$159.90).

Do take note that you will have to be a new customer, first timer visit to Aimin. Only applicable for Singaporeans, PR, EP & SP above 21 years old. Simply contact Aimin here and quote 'nadia' to redeem the free trial by end of March 2019.

Do check out Aimin at their Central Branch conveniently located at 51 Cuppage Road #01-05 Singapore 229469.

While the treatments were sponsored, all opinions are my own and I am not obligated to write a review. 

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I first heard about D'Elegance Shapewear during one of the prenatal talks I attended back when I was pregnant with Aidan. I got a set of the long vest and girdle and have been wearing it ever since! Well, till I got pregnant with Davina that is.

I had wanted to share my experience with D'Elegance (seeing how many mamas like me are struggling with their postnatal bodies) but honestly I totally forgotten to do so till recently one of my mama friends shared that she visited D'Elegance.

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Here's my honest review on my experience with D'Elegance. D'Elegance is a Singaporean shapewear brand conveniently located at International Plaza.

I spoke to my consultant Angie who shared that the USPs (unique selling points) of D'Elegance compared to it's competitors.

  • As D'Elegance is a Singaporean brand, the shape wear is specially catered to the Asian physique.
  • Also bearing in mind, D'Elegance knows Singapore's climate, they developed this special technology called WinCool that makes use of light, cooling and airy fabrics suitable for our very warm and humid climate.
  • While D'Elegance's price point is more on the higher side, it is because it is long lasting, doesn't stretch (with proper care) and will last you for at least 3 years which is pretty much 6 times longer than other such products in the market.
  • Also with a boutique, you can try D'Elegance shapewear and see which is more suited to your body type. Time is saved as compared to blind buys. Fitting sessions are also free (for a limited time currently), without any obligations!
  • Each consultation is a comprehensive discussion and fitting service to help one find what suits best.

I took a look around the boutique and Angie shared the various products to me.

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One of the more popular items as it helps to maintain one's posture and also tuck in the tummy. Angie shared that this was a hot favourite with cabin crews, make-up artistes and breastfeeding mamas.

The bodysuit is D'Elegance's superstar item. It helps work against gravity to help prevent sagging and is very suitable to sleep in. With the open bust design, it is great for nursing mums when paired with nursing bras. It also helps to 'hide' the unsavoury lumps especially for postnatal mamas like me. Basically it helps firms up the tummy, lift up the butt and hide the bulge from popping out. I have this piece and I wear it with my bodycon dresses all the time!

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A personal favourite of mine as it's the most comfy item for me! It's easy to be slipped on and helps with thigh shaping, tummy slimming, waist shaping and most importantly improving ones posture. For the ultimate combo, I use the bodysuit with the long girdle!

If you are a fan of shorter hemlines, the short girdle is the one for you. Same as the Long girdle, it helps tucks in tummy and lifts the butt.

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If you are looking for something to focus on the tummy without the straps, the waist slimmer will be your product of choice. Use it with ease with your tube/offshoulder tops. Another hot favourite for postnatal care, it helps to provide support for the back while taming the unruly tummy. Bonus: You get a great posture! it also helps with hip shaping!

Last but not least, the only item I didn't manage to try as I'm still breastfeeding. Their bras help with an instant bust life, reduce saggy boobs and also gives maximum support for the chest. It also helps with back smoothening.

The items I got two years back were the Bodysuit, Long Girdle and Short Girdle. They have lasted for more than 2 years and served me very well. Here's an example of the difference with wearing shapewear and without.

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Do take note: Shapewear does not help with weightloss nor is it a miracle product. Shapewear helps shape back the body and improves one's posture.

To really reduce weight, you'll have to diet and exercise! Shapewear are my go to for body hugging dresses and to improve my posture. Especially for caesarian mamas like me, I need help keeping the pooch in!

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As you can see from the images above, D'Elegance shapewear (I wore the long girdle and bodysuit) helps to 'hide' unsightly lumps like my mumtum.

Thank you D'Elegance for the great experience back then and now! I actually went back recently to have a look and see if I need to get new items! I'll definitely be wearing them when I head back to work soon!

For more information about D'Elegance, check out their website https://www.delegance.com.sg or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/delegance.shapewear.

 

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As you guys may know, my hair has been under the watchful eye of Caely Tham. She has taken care of my colours, treatments and cuts for years now and she has seen the ups and downs.

After I gave birth to Davina, I visited Caely 2 months after my confinement. I bemoaned to her about my postnatal hair state. Like with Aidan, the condition of the hair became unruly, rough and dry at the ends. Soon, postnatal hairloss would start. Oh my tian.

I came to Caely with disheveled hair which was pretty much entangled despite putting on hair oil and combing my hair.

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Caely recommended Leekaja's in-house keratin treatment called the Cinderella treatment. It is a keratin treatment alongside keratin ironing. The treatment contains an unique blend of organic aloe vera and onion, which helps make up moisturising ingredients to help repair the hair before sealing in the keratin in.

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Not only is it suitable for bleached hair, it also does not give ramrod straight effects. In fact, it looks more a good blow-dry or soft rebonding.

The best thing? It lasts for 2 months. All mamas should go for this treatment, who has time to style your hair when busy with the kids? This treatment ensures the most fuss free approach! I also opted for a trim to keep things simple. Here's the final results!

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I love the final result! I spend less than 5 minutes on my hair now and it looks blowdried all the time!

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Thank you Caely!

Check out Leekaja Beauty Salon located at Mandarin Gallery now! Quote my name (nadia or nadnut) to get a discount off your chemical services (i.e. colouring, treatment, perming, straightening etc)! Anyway, If you like any of my hair colours, do show Caely these pics to get the colours! Easier to show her. Go for this Korean Keratin Treatment today!

Leekaja Beauty Salon
333A Orchard Rd. #03-13 Mandarin Gallery, 238897
(t) 65 8133 0818
(w) http://www.leekaja.sg
(insta): @leekaja.sg

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As some of you guys may know, I have a regular hairstylist Caely Tham. She has taken care of my hair for about 4 years now and I'm very comfortable with her. Especially so when she had to deal with my weird hair during pregnancy and postnatal hair loss.

FYI, mums go thru lots of hair changes during and after pregnancy. The texture and condition all changes. Caely has been wonderful throughout and has taken good care of my hair.

When she first told me that she was moving to Leekaja Beauty Salon, I was relieved to find out that it was located nearby. (I was so scared that she will move to ulu pandan or something! HHAHA)

Leekaja Beauty Salon is conveniently located at Mandarin Gallery, a stone's throw away from Caely's previous salon.

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I was wowed when I first arrived at Leekaja. It was HUGE. Leekaja is much bigger than most salons that I have visited and they offer a wide range of beauty services thus the name Leekaja Beauty Salon. It is basically a Korean one-stop beauty solution salon.

Some of the services that they provide are hairstyling, nail, eyelash, makeup and barber services. But fret not, their prices are very competitive!

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I felt very pampered when I arrived at Leekaja. I was offered a light snack and refreshment just incase I was peckish and thirsty.

I was quite shy to see Caely as it had been quite some time since I visited her. My hair was a mess and I hadn't taken care of my roots as regular as I should.

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At that time I was also in the early stages of my pregnancy. I whispered to Caely and after all the congratulations and hugs, she whisked me away to a private area away from all the chemical smells.

We discussed options and decided to go for a healthier hair colour without touching my roots alongside the Tokio Inkarami Hair Treatment to tame my very unruly hair.

Caely shared that the Tokio Inkarami Hair Treatment helps to restore damaged hair to healthy hair by an amazing hair repair strength of up to 140%! The treatment has also a Nobel Prize Ingredient called Fullerene which is the world's strongest anti-oxidant to fight aging and humidity!

The Tokio Inkarami Hair Treatment consists of a few steps to help increase the supply of keratin, to make the hair stronger and also increases the supply of CMC & Ceramide 2 to help regain silkyness and shine and lastly to help repair the hair cuticles.

I also brought home the Tokio IE Home Care products which helps to increase keratin protein buildup in my hair while protecting my cuticle from external stresses and improves muster and smoothness.

Even after bleaching my hair so often, my hair is strong and healthy! All thanks to the wonderful hands of Caely and using the Tokio Inkarami products!

This is the final outcome after my experience at Leekaja Beauty Salon. Caely refreshed my colour without touching my roots. She gave me a lovely dark colour coupled with some bits purple and pink.

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I LOVE IT! Thank you Caely for always understanding my hair needs!

Check out Leekaja Beauty Salon located at Mandarin Gallery now! Quote my name (nadia or nadnut) to get 10% off your chemical services (i.e. colouring, treatment, perming, straightening etc)! Anyway, If you like any of my hair colours, do show Caely these pics to get the colours! Easier to show her.

Leekaja Beauty Salon
333A Orchard Rd. #03-13 Mandarin Gallery, 238897
(t) 65 8133 0818
(w) http://www.leekaja.sg
(insta): @leekaja.sg

Thanks for reading nadnut.com - Singapore Lifestyle Blog! Do follow me on TwitterFacebookInstagram  and Dayre to get quicker updates of my life! For advertorials, media invitations or sponsored reviews, please contact me here.