The Block Arcade

Hopetoun Tea Rooms in The Block Arcade, Melbourne

I am currently in Perth and have scheduled this post to share more about our trip to Melbourne.

We visited The Block Arcade at Collins Street as it’s one of the most beautiful and historical architecture in Melbourne. The interior are lavished with intricate Victorian decoration, lightings as well as lovely looking stores.

Hopetoun Tea Rooms is a very popular cafe in Melbourne that is known for its charming Victorian decor and pretty cakes. I think it fits pretty well in The Block Arcade with its theme. The queue was insanely long when we were there. Check out the crowd outside the store. Everyone was mesmerized with their cakes! :D

See it to believe it. We had Raspberry Pistachio Cheesecake and it was absolutely divine. Wish I have an oven now haha! :P

We spent the rest of the day admiring the streets and architecture! :)

Check out my other posts on Melbourne:
:heart: My Thoughts on Airbnb
:heart: Road Trip along Great Ocean Road
:heart: Johanna River Farm and Cottages at Great Ocean Road, Melbourne
:heart: The Twelve Apostles at Great Ocean Road, Melbourne
:heart: Traveling to Melbourne City

My Journey to Clear Skin with Dr Tyng Tan

Painless Skin Regeneration by Dr Tyng Tan

I visited Aesthetics and Hair Clinic for the second time to do the Painless Skin Regeneration procedure. As mentioned in my earlier post, I suffer from clogged pores, acne and pigmentation issues. The laser treatment helps with:

  • Rejuvenation of the facial area
  • Lightening of scars – acne, surgical, traumatic, burn
  • Rejuvenation of non-surgical areas like the neck, chest, hands, etc.
  • Reduction of wrinkles and skin laxity
  • Healing of sun damaged skin
  • Reduction of large pores and rough skin texture
  • Treatment of pigmented lesions melasma, age spots, dyschromias
  • Treatment of uneven skin tone

Following the procedure, the skin will be brighter and re-generated with renewed collagen. After 3-4 treatments, the skin will become tighter and scars will dramatically improve or disappear. The laser treatment has the following benefits as well:

  • Brighter skin tone
  • Smoother skin texture
  • Reduced pore size
  • Improvement of scars
  • Reduction of wrinkles
  • Improved skin elasticity

My dull looking skin. :(

Prepping my skin for the treatment. :)

The treatment was over in about a minute, fast and furious! It was slightly painful but tolerable with the heat. There was mild swelling and redness on my skin after the treatment. Due to the sensitivity of my skin, it appears redder than most people’s skin. The downtime was really short as I was told that I can apply makeup after a couple of hours later. I didn’t do so as I reckon it would be better for the skin to have ample time to breathe and heal. :)

A cooling mask was applied to reduce the redness. It was so soothing that I nearly fell asleep.

I was also given a Post Treatment Balm which I would have to apply twice daily, once in the morning and once at night. This helps to soothe the redness of the skin. My skin also feels tighter and healthier.

This was taken a few hours after the treatment and you can see that the redness had subsided. I could also feel that my skin is much smoother and more supple.

And this, was taken about 1 week post treatment. The skin around the chin area started to dry up and flake. The scabs fell off by itself a couple of days later.

Another photo with zero edit, the scabs are all gone!

This is taken more than a month after the treatment with makeup. I am looking forward to more significant results after a few more sessions! :D

Aesthetic and Hair Clinic
391B Orchard Road
Ngee Ann City Tower B #08-04
Singapore 238873
Tel: (65) 6235 0010
Operating hours: Monday to Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-1pm

Inspirations for Feature Wall

Inspirations for Feature Walls

Feature wall makes a room stand out and I love how you can customize them according to your preferences. The feature wall creates a focal point for the entire room. Here are some fantastic inspirations I have found while doing my research! :D

Harlequin Pattern
The colorful and pretty pattern stands out from the minimalistic white walls and furniture. Ideal for kids’ room I feel.

Mosaic Tiles
The great thing about mosaic tiles is you can decide on the pattern that you want. You can even tile quotes with it!

Barn Board
Very rustic, vintage and country feel. This is one of my favorite designs.

Brick Wall
Industrial and raw looking, this design has been overused but still has its own beauty.

Display your favorite photos or posters with this inspiration!

Awesome for people who have a flair for doodling.

Which one is your favorite? :)

Check out my other posts on Home related matters:
:heart: Apps & Sites for Home Inspirations
:heart: Selecting an Interior Designer/Main Contractor/Package Interior Designers
:heart: Inspirations for Feature Walls