June 8, 2016

BK MEDICAL GROUP SINGAPORE

Great news to share with you guys, I have collaborated with BK Singapore and will be entrusting my skin and aesthetic concerns to them for the next upcoming months so if do follow up with my posts to see what I have for you guys :) 
For those who didn't know, the BK Medical Group is really big and popular in Korea, even before I knew about their clinic in Singapore I have seen and heard their name mentioned countless times so it was very to know that I can trust their credibility and work :) 

For my first visit I had a consultation with Dr Daniel Chang, he's a really nice doctor and I really appreciated how he listened and understood the troubles I had with my face. It was really comfortable consulting with him and I really felt at ease as I knew he would treat my skin right! 
(sadly his last day at BK was a few days ago so he will no longer be in BK Singapore anymore)
Okay so most people around me would ask "What is wrong with your face Donna?"
Complexion wise I'm pretty please as I haven't got any active breakouts but I would like to remove a few pigmentation and dark spots left over from previous acne scars as well as maintain a clear complexion so I got laser done!
Secondly,
after my zygoma and jaw reduction surgery 2 years ago in Korea, I felt that I have quite a bit of "skin" under my eyes and cheeks . Especially in areas labelled A and B in the picture above. Initially I thought it was fats so I assumed I should just lose weight. Despite losing weight recently, I felt that there wasn't a change to my face so I kept thinking that my face is forever going to be fat (hahaha) However Dr Chang told me that those weren't fat and were sagging skin that's left over after losing weight and removing the bones from my surgery.. (didn't realise this was going to happen) so I was really bummed as this meant no matter how much weight I was going to lose my skin is going to be like this :(

To combat my sagging skin Dr Change suggested doing Botox V-lift, this involved injecting small doses of botox along my face from the temples to my jawline to tighten the skin as well as stimulating and re-ordering the fibroblasts of the skin cells to bind more elastin and collagen, to create an instant tightening effect!
Left: Without V-lift | Right: With V-lift
It was recommended to have a few sessions done in order to get the optimum results but you can already see results from one session! There isn't a downtime for this procedure except for a couple of small red spots and minor bruising depending on the individual but other than that the treatment went by very quickly! 

Overall I was extremely pleased with the treatment and experience with BK Hospital Singapore, I will be going back for a review and next laser session so I will be posting my treatment results in the next post where you can see more improvement then :)

BK Hospital SG | http://bkhospital.com.sg/
Dr. Daniel Changhttps://drdanielchang.com

June 6, 2016

NO MORE MONDAY BLUES

Today is the start of a brand new week and I thought it would be great to do some self pampering so I decided to get my lashes and hair done today :) 

This is my 3rd time visiting Lushlashhh (@lushlashhh) and it has always been a great experience getting my lashes done with them. I think my friends around me would have heard me mention before about how much I used to hate lash extensions as they would make most of my lashes fall off and of course (my itchy fingers wouldn't leave them alone) hahaha but after several experiences with a few places I finally found that the technique and lashes here suits me best!
 Did mention them on my Instagram before but this is the first time talking about them on my blog! Above are the various designs and types of lashes that they do. They are very versatile and can work to customising according to your preference :)
 Here's the end result! Mine is the C- Curl with a mix of 11 and 13mm lashes :)
If you are looking for a place to get your lashes done you can give Lushlashh a go!
They have currently launched packages for lash extensions as well so it's really worth checking out!
Instagram: Lushlashh
The Arcade @Raffles place #03-12, Tel: 85685268
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After my lashes I also decided to pop by Salon Vim to get treatment done :)
About 2 months back I found my hair is the worst state ever...... My ends were super dry and one portion of my hair broke until there's a bunch of it that's only a few cms long. IT'S DAMN SCARY. I think it was because it was neglecting my hair so I didn't apply serums, mask nor dried it properly so it just became super damaged. I returned to Salon Vim months after (should have salvaged it earlier) and my hairdresser (Weng) had a shock.
Since then I was told to return every 2 weeks to get intensive treatment done. There wasn't a name to the treatment I did because Weng customised it for me to salvage my hair as much as he could. I also snipped quite a few inches off recently so I'm happy to say my hair is slowly regaining it's shine as well as strength with continuos treatments!
Meanwhile... let's take a moment to enjoy my long lashes..... Haha
After an entire day of treatments here's a selfie with nice long lashes and healthier hair! 
Looking forward to my next treatment in 2 weeks time :) 

Salon Vim is kick starting the GSS with promotions with up to 55% off their double treatments!
They have launched their e-store so you can purchase your service vouchers online and enjoy the treatments after :) 
Check it out at www.salonvim.sg today X

May 9, 2016

GLOW ZONE LASER FACIAL | SIMPLY AESTHETICS

Just about a week ago I visited Simply Aesthetics to try out their Glow Zone Laser Facial! So far I can safely say that I have been keeping my skin in check so for the past few months it has been behaving really well... (And I'm really hoping to keep it and that it stays that way haha) 
Hence my skin does not need any treatments that are too intense which is why I thought the Glow Zone Laser Facial is just nice for me as it can help maintain as well as rejuvenate my skin! 
Basically the Glow Zone Laser Facial is a quick and effective treatment to eliminate signs of aging and imperfections. It works for open pores, pimples as well as pigmentation. It is also non invasive and painless so don't worry about any down time, you can do this laser and go shopping right after!
I was told that I could see results after one session so I was really looking forward to see if the treatment worked. The therapist did one side of my face first and true enough.. I could see a difference! 
In the picture below: the dark circles under my eyes have reduced significantly!
 And in this picture below: I tried smiling and you can compare the smile lines on the left with the right, on the left side where it was treated, my smile lines are less deeper as compared to the right as well.
I got to see my skin up-close with a mirror as well and I could see that the texture of my skin did improve as well. Overall I think from x1 session overall you can actually see a 10-15% improvement depending on your skin type as well. For me, my skin was quite good to begin with so with continuous treatments it will help maintain and hopefully my skin can continue glowing in the long run!
Ending off with a picture of me with no make up on my skin except for my eyes/brows/lips!
I will be going back for further treatments with so I will keep you guys updated on the progress of my treatments :) 
For more details you can check out their website here at: http://www.simplyaesthetics.sg/index.html
X

May 1, 2016

FLY TO PATTAYA WITH AIRASIA!

I am finally back! Spent nearly a month in Thailand and it feels good (yet not so good) to be home haha. Spent 4 days in Pattaya and the remaining days in Bangkok! This is my very first time to Pattaya and honestly I had no idea what to expect, nevertheless I am very thankful to AirAsia SG and TH as well as Tourism Authority of Thailand for organising this trip.

And yes, good news to those who are looking to visit Pattaya, you can now fly direct from Singapore to Pattaya with AirAsia! I used to hear of my friends taking a flight to Bangkok and then driving about 2 hours to Pattaya but that can be a hassle especially if you are not used to driving in foreign countries so fret not, you can now skip all that and fly straight to Pattaya! 
AirAsia and TAT (SG) had so many activities planned out for us that a day was simply not enough! However we managed to accomplish a lot and saw many places of interest that you can visit too when you are in Pattaya :)
We had tea and lunch at A La Campagne which is built like a european village/community. This place is super photo and insta-worthy so for all you enthusiasts this is a place to visit! There's a restaurant, a cafe, a bakery a wine house and a souvenir shop within the area so basically it's a really chill place to be at :)  
Visited the Four Regions Floating Market (this is the market featured on Running Man, the ep where Nichkhun was in!!!) The market features souvenirs as well as merchandises from all off the different regions in Thailand. Aside from shopping for stuff there are a lot of street food there you can try as well! 
Not forgetting our accommodation in Pattaya, really am thankful to have Marriott Pattaya Resort and Spa have us over for 2 nights. I had such a wonderful stay with them! We each had a room to ourselves and honestly I thought mine was too big for one person haha.
 The favourite part of the hotel would have to be the toilet where I spent most of my time in haha. It was super huge and roomy I could literally skip around and do a little dance~ 
We also visited the Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark in Pattaya! I didn't expect myself to come here so soon since I last saw a video of this place on Facebook not long ago so I was pretty stoked to see how it would be in real life and boy it was huge!!!
There are tons of rides for the young and old so don't worry if you think this place would be too kiddy as there's another area with rides more suited for adults so definitely is a place for all ages to visit! If you're a fan of waterparks this is once attraction you wouldn't want to miss :)
In the evening we got to catch the Tiffany Show! For those who have no idea what the Tiffany show is about, it is a world famous tranvestite caberet show. Honestly I never thought I would ever see one in my lifetime, not that I am against it but it just never crossed my mind to catch one. However after the performance I was truly mind blown and enjoyed every second of it!!!
 The costumes are very elaborate and from the props to the settings of every performance is so detailed. Not to mention the performers are soooooo beautiful!!! I couldn't believe they could be so stunning hahaha. For a moment I felt like I failed as a girl.....lololol.
If you are ever in Pattaya, I would HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend you to catch the Tiffany Show. This was definitely the highlight of the entire trip for me! You will not regret it haha. 

Aside from Pattaya we also took a 2D1N trip to Koh Samet which is about 30-40 minutes away from Pattaya by ferry. Koh Samet is a island that is ideal for a weekend beach getaway so if you are looking for a quiet or family orientated island to visit you can try coming here!
In Koh Samet we had Sai Kaew Beach Resort who took care of our accommodation :) 
Once again we were each spoilt with our own rooms with huge beds, the resort is really big and is linked directly to the beach so for the sea, sand and sun lovers... this is one resort you can consider staying at when you are here!
Our activities at Koh Samet were really chill..... We were treated to a full body massage and then it was free and easy where we could check out the rest of the place or go to the beach and relax!
 Of course there was no missing out on photo ops by the beach! A big thank you to Coralist Swimwear for sending over these swimwear :)

And lastly it was back to Pattaya to visit the last attraction on our list which was the Suppatra Fruit Farm! 
 Here you can expect to find tons of tropical fruits ranging from durians to mangoes to grapes and pineapples! Within the farm there's a buggy to take you through the entire compound and you can even enjoy a fruits buffet, durian tasting session and freshly made somtum while you are in there. Here's me reminding you to leave some space in your tummy before visiting to enjoy these freshly picked fruits :) 
And in summary just to let you guys experience what I did in Pattaya, here's a video that I have put together for this trip, do check it out :) 

Enjoy! X

April 11, 2016

OFF TO HONG KONG WITH FANCL | FANCL SG IS BACK!

Just last month I spent a weekend over at Hong Kong with FANCL and paid a visit to their regional office in Hong Kong to attend a workshop and also to learn more about their brand! So if you can just take a few minutes, here's a video of what went down in Hong Kong :)

Honestly I was sold upon listening to their brand presentation as I cannot believe how much effort and research is invested into the products that made me truly believe how effective they are.

Just to share a little more information about the brand:
All FANCL products are 100% preservatives free
Most of the products that we use in the market now contains preservatives (I'm pretty sure I am guilty of using such products) And what these preservatives do is that they do a lot of damage to the skin overtime which can also cause early aging for the skin.
FANCL products are also designed in a way that consumers will have to finish it within 2 months, hence the reason why they are packaged in smaller bottles as compared to other products in the market. This is to ensure that the product stays fresh and works to its optimum before losing it's properties as there are no added preservatives. They are hermetically sealed to prevent any form of contamination and production dates are clearly indicated on the packaging to ensure that the product is fresh for consumers to enjoy it's maximum efficiency.

At the workshop and product demonstration we got to witness how FANCL's products faired again several other competitor products and I'm surprised to see that it has outdone the rest!
With the make-up remover test, the FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil has faired the best removing the most makeup in the gentlest way leaving behind no residue ensuring that your pores don't remain clogged.

Got to play around with the FANCL Washing Powder. I remember using this many years way back but I didn't know I was supposed to create a foam with the sponge... Guess I was using it all wrong back then hahahaha. It is a really gentle product yet effectively cleanses the skin leaving it soft and smooth after! Can't wait to start using this powder (the right way) again :)
We had an in-depth skin analysis session, apparently my skin is quite good except for the fact that the top layer of my skin is really thin, this could be the result of laser treatments so it was recommended that I keep my laser sessions apart to prevent my skin from thinning out any further! Found this session really helpful so I'm really glad I got my skin checked :) 
After our visit to the office and workshop, FANCL hosted us for dinner at EPURE, you'll get to see how amazing the food and presentation was in the video linked above!
It was one of the rare occasions where I got to experience fine dining and it was such an wonderful dinner. Thank You so much FANCL :)

For our second day we went store visiting! I wasn't prepared to see such huge FANCL stores as I usually see counters (when they used to be in Singapore) so it was a huge surprise to me!
First store we visited was a concept store where consumers can walk through an entrance surrounded with LED walls featuring projections and visuals!

FANCL Concept Store | Festival Walk
Festival Walk 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Shop 30, UG/F Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The products are all well and beautifully displayed, also you can get consultation done for you skin and even your body if you thinking of trying out their range of supplements!

Moving on to the second store at City Plaza, here you can find Fancl's exclusive make-up range that is not available in Singapore! (Do come by here if you get the chance!)
 FANCL Store | City Plaza
City Plaza, Phase 2, 2F, 285, Hong Kong

Lastly, the latest Fancl store to open Hong Kong at Sheung Wan
As you can see in the video this store is surrounded with floor to ceiling high glass windows which makes the store look really spacious and nice to shop in! 
FANCL Store | Sheung Wan
Nan Fung Place, Shop G4, GF, Sheung Wan

Ended our store visiting day with a hearty lunch treat from FANCL at Chiu Chow Garden! There was so much to eat we ended up not being able to finish everything haha.
 The food was really yummy as we were all so hungry, a big thank you to FANCL again for spoiling our tummies :)
And of course ending off with a group picture of all of us in Hong Kong!
FANCL was also really nice to give us a set of their products to try out at the end of the trip,
Am currently using their Mild Cleansing Oil which has been working extremely well on my skin so far! Can't wait to try the other products out and share them with you guys :)

Lastly,  a wonderful news to fans of FANCL!
FANCL is finally back in Singapore as of the 1st April 2016 at Isetan Scotts, Level 1 . So for those who you who have waiting for this moment, it's time to take a trip down to their new counter and start stocking up on your favourite products!

Once again, Thank You so much FANCL SG as well as FANCL HK for hosting us. Special thanks to TOUCH PR and Events as well as Gushcloud SG for making this trip possible :)