Kose 25th Anniversary Workshop with Niu Er.  

Posted by: Foxy Frangipani in ,

The most expensive workshop I've ever attended.. RM300!
But I wanted to see Niu Er in person, so bye bye 300 buckaroolas.. :P
And no regrets!

It was on a Sunday, 14th Mar @ E&O Hotel.
I arrived early and was waiting outside the ballroom, when he walked out, all dressed in white. Pleasant looking fella, and the first thing I noticed about him was... dang.. his skin is perfect!

So fair! Soft spoken and very pleasant mannered.

A while later, the ballroom was quickly filled up, and Niu Er made his "official appearance". Xandria Ooi looked stunning in blue. And so the workshop started.

Some of the tips from the workshop:-
(I might have left out some pointers as I don't really understand Mandarin. Niu Er spoke pretty decent English thank god!)

- If you have blemishes on your lower chin, it indicates digestive problem.
Try changing your diet to see if there are improvements.

- To have radiant, beautiful eyes sans a la goldfish / panda, when applying eye cream, tap lightly for about 200 times. Yep, 200 times of light tapping around the eye area. I tried, it only takes about 2-3 minutes. And yes! I see slight improvements so far! I don't have puffy eyes (thank god and touch wood) but dark circles were visiting thanks to the consistant 12-13 hours of work everyday.

I find that by tapping more, the eye cream gets absorbed completely without leaving behind stickiness. No shine :)

After all that tapping, do about 2 rounds of accupressure point massage, each lasting about 2-3 seconds.(also around the eyes socket). 

Finally, warm your palms and cup over eyes for a short mo. Tadaaa, try it if you've not already.

- The mantra in applying toner is: Sweep, pat, leave on.
Niu Er demonstrated this on an attendee, and the difference was very obvious. The half where he used this technique was shine free, and no oilliness when moisturizer was applied on.

Always use a cotton pad. Pour some toner on the cotton square, sweep gently from center of the face outwards. This is to help to remove dead cells.

Next tear the cotton square into half, and use the inner sides to pat onto skin. This is to assist absorption.

Finally, leave on the cotton squares onto face for a few minutes - act as a quick mask.

You can then apply emulsion using the cotton square. I'm not practicing this as my current moisturizer is of thick cream..

- Applying sunblock.
Do this in stages, intervals of 3 minutes or so. Apply light layers each time.
The last layer: tap on nose, forehead and cheekbones for a natural sculpted look. Then you're ready for makeup base and powder :)

- For effective deep cleansing
Cleanse your face.
Then apply another layer of cleansing oil.
Wrap on with cling-on wrap.
Leave it for 10-20 minutes and proceed to wash as usual.

Do this about 2-3 times a week to treat open pores and whiteheads.

- For clearer skin
Do regular lympatic massage. Press firmly under your earlobes, along the sides of your neck, down to the hollow of your collarbone. Yep it will hurt the first few times. Mom taught me this some years back, and I've been doing this quite often, so it doesnt really hurt now :)

Firmly pinch your underarms for about 7 times. And remember to drink lots of water. I like to end my practice with a cup of warm water.

The best part of the workshop?

The goodie bag! Hehehe.

7pcs goodies from the Supreme Range.. and because on that day, all purchases would be getting 5x points, I picked up Esprique makeup base, an eyeshadow and Dramatical Stay Pact UV SPF25/PA++. *happy*

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Sigh. I have permanent dark circles. Not the kind that go away with more sleep :( And no, concealing them with makeup is wayyy too much work. I just live with them - you get used to it and stop noticing they exist after a while.

I know what you mean... my main concern is open pores, in fact I am tempted to try any products that promote pore refining.

After some time, I just kinda give up hehe.

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