Tuesday, November 10, 2015

S3 Eyebrow Stranding at Pretty Looks Il Terrazzo

My eyebrows are non-exsitent. I'm one to reply, "Wait, wala pa kong kilay!" for when my friends will come pick me up at home. Eyebrow powder is a must every single day, lest I want to look sick the entire day. I'm really not the type to be swayed by ads and I consider myself a practical person, but the sponsored ads of Pretty Looks on Facebook kept on popping up on my newsfeed, and I keep on looking. LOL. I absolutely loved their before and after shots of the S3 Eyebrow Stranding service, and since they did a lot of celebrity brows, they must be pretty legit. It took me a couple of weeks to decide on trying it out, since tattoos are permanent (and not to mention, expensive). I even messaged two of my Facebook friends who had done this procedure before, and they both said it wasn't painful. (Sold!) Also, I tried to search for detailed reviews but only found a few, so here's mine! Hope this answers some of your questions. :D

Note: This is NOT a sponsored post, and I came here as a paying customer. 


Last October 31, I went to Pretty Looks in Il Terrazzo Tomas Morato for S3 Eyebrow Stranding. I chose this date should anyone ask me why I was sporting extra dark eyebrows, I would say "Happy Halloween!" even though I didn't care one bit about this celebration. Haha!

I was booked for an 11AM slot, but it was moved because the one who came before me was late with her appointment. My ever supportive Panda went with me, and we had lunch first at Omakase.

When we came back, it was about my turn so the attendant by the reception area applied topical anesthesia on my brows. I read online (prior to my visit) that a thick layer of anesthesia must be applied to cover all bases. When I saw my brows, I felt that this was a thin layer and that it wasn't enough, so I requested them to add. When the attendant came to me, she said this was already enough, and that more would be added during the procedure.


Mid-procedure, I found out that the tiny tube they used on me was their last tube, and "tinitipid nila kasi wala pang deliveries", hence the thin layer. I was quite turned off by this, since this procedure doesn't exactly come cheap and they can't skimp on something like anesthesia.

I believe this caused me to feel pain during the procedure, even if the ads said it would be painless. Maybe I expected too much, since it's a tattoo after all, and I expected zero pain. I have high pain tolerance, but this procedure felt as if my skin was undergoing abrasion for one hour. The nurses told me it was normal, and that it is really painful during the first time. Strange though, since I had asked 2 of my contacts who had undergone this same procedure, and they said it wasn't painful at all. So there, on my next visit, I will call first to check if they have (proper) stocks of topical anesthesia.

Price:
P16,000 - Nurse
P18,000 - Nurse (tenured)
P23,000 - Sue or Hannah Ong
P25,000 - Susan Ong

I chose Cha to do my brows, and she's the one with the P16,000 price bracket. She was very friendly and bubbly, and I like her! She was skilled in drawing the desired brow shape for my face. One try lang, and she got it! As for the pain, it's either normal or just the lack of anesthesia, but it was tolerable since you can see I survived. I checked right after the procedure if my brows were swollen, but to my surprise, it was just dark where the tattoo is, and mildly red on some parts. They had me take an anti-allergy medicine, and the redness was gone in a few minutes. I had this done around 12NN, but my skin still felt mild stinging sensation well up to 12AM. It was gone by the time I woke up next morning, which was a relief.

Before S3 Eyebrow Stranding:


After S3 Eyebrow Stranding:

 

It's just dark right after the tattoo, but no swelling at all on the skin surrounding it. I was told to not wet it for 24 hours, then I could wash my face as usual, but avoid oil-based makeup removers. I also had to apply anti-bacterial ointment for 7 days (day and night), which they also sell.

Mupirocin Mupiderm 20mg/g Ointment Antibacterial (P250)

Day 3: My eyebrows still look dark and perfectly arched. Monday means I have to commute to work. When my face got exposed to the sun, my eyebrows felt a bit of a sting. My skin felt sensitive and it was still on its healing phase.

Day 7: My brows actually started to peel after 4 days, so I endured 1 week of ugly (and not to mention, itchy). (Note to self: It's gonna be over soon, it's worth it. Repeat.) Do not pick on these, allow them to fall off naturally.


Day 8: The color pigmentation fell off as I applied the medicine for the last time using cotton buds.

Final result of S3 Eyebrow Stranding (1st session)
 
I was pleasantly surprised to see that it has a natural effect, but the stranding wasn't very evident. Opinions vary -  some say it already looks fine, but I find it lighter than how I usually do my brows, so I'll have them tweak and improve it a bit on my retouch that's due in 6 weeks. It looks light, and this one's said to last for 3-5 years, so I want to be sure. As of now, I like my new eyebrows, but I'm not deeply, madly in love with them yet. My friend told me the first session/outcome won't be perfect, but the retouch will fix any issues you will find (gaps, shade, etc.) So I'm excited, still! Hope my next one won't be as painful as the first. Will update you guys here next month how it goes!

Pretty Looks
IL Terrazzo Mall, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
Tel. no.: (02)9213056/(02)7093488
Mobile no.: 09176895110  

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Love,
Helen

33 comments:

  1. Ah, me too, my brows are naturally sparse. I actually have been growing them out for a few months now, so I don't need to spend so much time making them look fuller--powder's enough to fill them in. But I still could not go out without doing my brows. HAHAHAHAHA. So like you, I really want to avail of this Pretty Looks service since I also keep seeing their ads on Facebook. I find spending around 20k for 3-5 years of flawless, I-woke-up-like-this brows sulit; I could imagine how much time I could save from not having to groom my brows.

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    1. It is worth it. I find myself totally not wearing makeup na after I had my first session. So sa umaga late na ko nagigising, and apparently, you can buy nice brows and extra sleep. Haha! :D

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  2. I have been thinking about this for almost a year now. I barely have eyebrows but im too scared to undergo this procedure. I'm scared they will do it wrong like too high or too low or too dark. I want to know if there is a little bit regret and frustration that you felt right after you did this?

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    1. No regrets at all. I'm excited for session 2 kahit alam kong masakit. LOL. Super convenient kasi, after I wash my face (any time of the day) may kilay parin ako. It's a miracle. :D

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  3. Did you still leave a tip for the one who did your brows? Hehe - Mae

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    1. I did, for the girl who asiated sue hannah during the procedure but not to sue anymore, she has fixed and higher rate than the seior artists :)

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    2. I didn't anymore because I thought 16k was already expensive enough. Hehe! :D

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  4. Do u still have to pay for the session 2? Or is it already included in the 16k? If so how many sessions do u have to undergo? Im really interested.

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    1. 16k is for both sessions already. I had 2 sessions only and I was done. For me, it's so worth it!

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    2. P16,000 lahat lahat na yun? Walang hidden charges at good for 2 session, tama?

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    3. Yes, 16k for 2 sessions. Add on ng P250 for the antibacterial ointment, but if you have one at home you can bring it and ask them if it's okay to use so you won't have to buy.

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  5. Wow, your blog truly helps...although its expensive for me and I'm afraid it came up the same with my sis old-style tattoo before. It really convince me to do it! Thank you and good luck on your second session

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    1. I already had my second session. You may check it out here: http://luckycitrine.blogspot.com/2016/01/pretty-looks-s3-eyebrow-stranding.html :)

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  6. Hi :) ask ko lang kung 2 yung session na gagawin ilang weeks ang gap nun? I want sana kaso im here abroad and will go for vacation lng sa pinas (25days). Thankyou!

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    1. Minimum 6 weeks interval for the skin to heal :)

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  7. nood question, :-) pag ba nagpa session ka aahitin nila brows mo tapos d na tutubo ulit yon?

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    1. Aahitin nila yung stray hair, pero hindi lahat. Aayusin lang nila yung shape bago tattoo. Tutubo parin yung kilay mo after tattoo. :)

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    1. Second retouch: http://luckycitrine.blogspot.com/2016/01/pretty-looks-s3-eyebrow-stranding.html

      Third retouch: http://luckycitrine.blogspot.com/2016/05/pretty-looks-cashmere-eyebrows.html

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  9. Hi! This is probably the most comprehensive review of the eyebrow stranding. I loved that you had pictures of your brows while they were peeling. Thanks! Anyway, for the second session, are you supposed to avail of it within a specific period?

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    1. After a minimum of 6 weeks for your skin to heal before the retouch, but wala namang atang "expiry" since you already paid for it.

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  10. Thanks.. Am now considering having mine

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  11. I did mine just last july 25, 2016.
    Mine cost me 3dcloning eyebrows 22.0000. Eyeliner 20.000 upper eyelid. 20.000. A nuse did mine! They also sell antibacterial cream for 250 pesos. I supposed to return for retouch before my flight back home. Do i need to pay for retouch?

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    1. The retouch has already been paid for during your first session. :)

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  13. For the rhird session , how much po Ang binayad mo?

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    1. Nilagay ko siya sa 3rd blog post ko. Price is 3k, but they didn't let me pay na.

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  14. I had eyebrow stranding last Sept 28th. It was painful kahit na meron topical anesthesia. No choice, tiis pogi na lang. First three days, very dark xa. Today is my fourth day and I noticed na parang WALANG nadagdag sa brows ko kundi puro scabs lang. Literally speaking...kahit base or shadow or tiny strandlike strokes...WALA AKONG MAKITA! I am thinking na yeah...may second session pa. Pero, what's the difference kung un first session is totally shitty? This was done at their branch sa The Fort Strip in Taguig. I paid 20,000php for this! So disappointed!! I'd request to have my money be refunded. Hindi birong pag ipunan ang bente mil noh!

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  15. I had eyebrow stranding last Sept 28th. It was painful kahit na meron topical anesthesia. No choice, tiis pogi na lang. First three days, very dark xa. Today is my fourth day and I noticed na parang WALANG nadagdag sa brows ko kundi puro scabs lang. Literally speaking...kahit base or shadow or tiny strandlike strokes...WALA AKONG MAKITA! I am thinking na yeah...may second session pa. Pero, what's the difference kung un first session is totally shitty? This was done at their branch sa The Fort Strip in Taguig. I paid 20,000php for this! So disappointed!! I'd request to have my money be refunded. Hindi birong pag ipunan ang bente mil noh!

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  16. I had eyebrow stranding last Sept 28th. It was painful kahit na meron topical anesthesia. No choice, tiis pogi na lang. First three days, very dark xa. Today is my fourth day and I noticed na parang WALANG nadagdag sa brows ko kundi puro scabs lang. Literally speaking...kahit base or shadow or tiny strandlike strokes...WALA AKONG MAKITA! I am thinking na yeah...may second session pa. Pero, what's the difference kung un first session is totally shitty? This was done at their branch sa The Fort Strip in Taguig. I paid 20,000php for this! So disappointed!! I'd request to have my money be refunded. Hindi birong pag ipunan ang bente mil noh!

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    1. Hello Travis! It should improve by the time everything peels off. But usually sa second session nila naayos talaga. If sa case mo and they won't refund, ask for another free session (bale 3rd) in case you will be needing it. Puede ka mag message sa FB nila mismo and show photos. Yup, hindi talaga biro yung 20k.

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