My IPL Laser Underarm Hair Removal Experience (First Session)

Remember my plan to get rid of my underarm hair permanently? I have finally found the time to take the first step to that. As promised, I’m blogging about my experience in this blog. My first laser underarm hair removal treatment happened last night at White Beauty Face and Body Center (West Avenue branch). For this procedure, I used my Ensogo voucher which I got for P600.


First, I booked an appointment with White Beauty. Weekends were fully booked already so I had no choice but to have my treatment on a weekday. I asked for a 7:00 p.m. schedule so I could have enough travel time going there. Traffic was surprisingly light when we hit the road at 5:45. We got to the place just a little over 30 minutes. We got attended to as soon as we entered the door. By the way, I was accompanied by the fiancé and his sister. They gave me moral support all throughout the procedure. Haha.

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Thank God It’s Friday!

This week has been busy and long for me. Thank God it’s Friday already. My plans for the weekend are still unclear. But I have a walking-running event for a cause on Sunday (May 29) at the Mall of Asia. It’s dubbed as “End of Hunger: Walk the World” and organized by the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) along with local partners. The event aims to generate funds for their school feeding programs in Mindanao. If you’re interested to join, they have onsite registration, just be there starting at 5:00 a.m.

On a different note, my laser underarm hair removal treatment vouchers are still untouched. I’m positive that I’ll be able to get my first session this Saturday. Time is passing by and so is the validity period of the vouchers. I better use them up or end up wasting them. I guess it’s time for me to set an appointment with the beauty center. But only after I have helped a friend canvass for Smilebox invitations for the upcoming birthday of her kiddo. I better get moving!

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IPL Laser Hair Removal Treatment for My Armpit Hair

My IPL Laser Underarm Hair Removal Experience (First session)
My IPL Laser Underarm Hair Removal Experience (Second Session)
My IPL Laser Underarm Hair Removal Experience (Third Session)
My IPL Laser Underarm Hair Removal Experience (Fourth Session)

I have hair in my armpits that requires regular shaving. It doesn’t worry me much except when I’m out wearing sleeveless tops. Over the years, I have observed that continued shaving can make the hair in the armpit grow thicker and longer. Shaving can be tiring, too, as armpit hair grows faster than those in the arms or the legs. I gave up on plucking a long time ago because my armpits had ‘chicken skin’ from it.

Photo taken from here

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Laser hair removal is arguably the better way to manage armpit hair growth than plucking, shaving and waxing combined. Compared to the first-known laser hair removal, IPL “uses specific wavelengths of light that deliver greater energies while causing lesser damage to the skin.” In fact, IPL even guarantees permanent hair removal. When I learned about this, I started checking out the prices of IPL laser hair removal treatments in many salons in the metro. I was shocked to find out that one session alone could cost me P3,500 to P6,000. Ouch. I can never afford that. I don’t want to afford that.

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My Beetle Earrings

I love wearing earrings. It makes me feel girly and feminine. I wear all kinds of earrings except for the clip-on ones. Whenever I buy a new pair of earrings, I always take comfort and wearability in consideration. In our office, for instance, women are not allowed to wear dangling earrings. I own a few pairs of dangling earrings but to avoid getting subjected to disciplinary action, I only wear them when I attend a party or go out with friends.

beetle earrings

My latest earring purchase is a pair of beetle earrings. I got it from a jewelry stall manned by a Chinese lady at a Baclaran mall early this year. I was able to lower the price to P100, thanks to my haggling skills. I said ‘beetle’ because that’s what the earrings look to me. They are actually faux pearls covered with silver-plated metal in the upper front shaped into what looks like insect heads with wings. The faux pearls serve as the body to complete the insect look. And those insects sure look like beetles, aren’t they?
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Saturday is Pampering Day

After a busy work week, I finally had the chance to spend Saturday pampering myself. Thanks to a blogger friend, I was able to go on a road trip and enjoy a feast of Indonesian food at John Bamboo Sate House. Its first and only branch (at present) was located at Nuvali, a bustling, self-sustaining community in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna. Not only that, he even got us (me and our other blogger friends) a full body massage at Ritz Spa in Malate. It was oh-so relaxing and rejuvenating, I tell you. How I wish all Saturdays of my life could be like that.

by the lovely koi pond of Nuvali

It was my first time to set foot at Nuvali and I so liked it there. There were restaurants, banks, convenience stores and specialty shops and boutiques. The facilities were clean and green. It also had a man-made lake where koi (a kind of ornamental carp) abound. One could feed the cute koi after paying a small fee. There were also boat rides and bicycles for rent. All this and more make it a great place for families (and lovers, too) to spend the day together.

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