January 28, 2015

LOOKOFTHEDAY: MONDAY BLUES

TOP: COTTON ON (BASICS) | BOTTOM: OHSOFICKLE | EYEWEAR: VISUALMASS (SG)
A simple get-up I managed to put together on Monday.. Honestly this is something different from what I would usually wear (white/flair pants) I remember receiving the pants from Tams quite a few months ago and I couldn't remember where I kept it in my cupboard until Monday when I happened to pull it out from under a stack of clothing haha. Surprisingly I kinda love it... reason being that it's high-waisted (+10 points!!!) and that the flair is kinda flattering~ Seems like I'm going to start a hunt for similar pants/design soon! :)

MI-MI-MI

January hasn't exactly been very good to me... considering it the first month of 2015, it has been a bitch so far. LOL. Nevertheless I have my closest group of sisters with me to shake off all negativity (temporarily) each week and I cannot be more thankful~ Looking at these pictures, I think it's time I find a camera with a better flash function that doesn't turn me/us into a noseless Voldemort in every shot ZZZ. Also... I got to admit that procrastination have also played a huge part in the lack of blog posts, seriously got to do something about that. I have been meaning for a video to be up this month but I keep forgetting to get a new memory card, sigh. FINGERS CROSSED that I get it by this week and hopefully have a new video before the month ends! I have quite a bit planned up for this so hopefully I get my drive back again and look forward to a better February! XXX

January 6, 2015

LOOKOFTHEDAY: BACK IN BLVCK!

TOP: ENFLOOK | BOTTOM: MONKI | EYEWEAR: VISUALMASS (SG)
Can't deny that I love this set of pictures most so far, not forgetting to mention the all Black assembly! It's been a fun day out doing this shoot, although it probably lasted us about 30minutes all thanks to the crazy heat from the sun. To more shoots to come! 

Will probably be getting around to doing more shoots hence ad slots are open for this month, if you're keen to work on a posting together feel free to email me at: ponyonhighstreet@gmail.com :) 

January 5, 2015

NEW YEAR, NEW SKIN!

So I've been wanting to blog about this for the longest time but I've been procrastinating (as usual) since that's one my of worst bad habits.. lol and secondly, reason being I wanted to make sure it was the results that I had expected and gotten before sharing it with you guys so at least I am able to support what I am about to blog about :) 

*disclaimer: This is going to be a super long and wordy post on my skin and the problems I have faced with it from when I suffered one of the worst outbreaks of my life. My apologies for the verbal diarrhoea, I just want to be as clear and detailed as possible! Don't mind me hehe*

I'm not sure if some of you realised but I don't exactly have the most perfect skin, in fact just about a year +++ ago, I had the worst breakout and I can honestly swear it was one of the shittiest period of my life. I didn't want to look at myself in the mirror or even apply any make up to go out, I just wanted to stay home and cry. I honestly felt super sad about my skin and I couldn't help but feel ugly and gross. If you think I'm exaggerating, here are 2 examples of how bad my skin was then:
(kindly mouse-over to see, don't want to scare anyone with such scary pictures haha)


*btw the round circle stuff on my face in the first pic is the NexCare Acne patch hahahahahahahaha
So yes, during that time I felt like a was battling a crisis as I have never had such bad skin before! It definitely wasn't puberty as I think I'm already quite 'pubertized' LOL if such a word existed. However during that period I actually did switch out my products for an entirely new range of products from a previous clinic. I won't go into detail why but yes, I was told the products would help make my skin better and nicer but sadly, it didn't. I guess my skin just wasn't suited for their products so it just went cray-cray on me and honestly it wasn't nice at all :(

Weird to say was, after I decided to stop the 'new' range of products and went back to the ones I have been using previously, my skin got SLIGHTLY better. It wasn't as red and inflamed, I still had breakouts but it was so much better than before with the old products. After I tried my best to salvage what's left of my complexion, I was left with pigmentation, really dark scarring and pimples that wouldn't seem to go away *sigh*

Came the beginning of last year when I decided to try out another clinic and started my journey with Trinity. For reference you can still read my very first post here : Trinity Medical Centre

If you have seen that post you can see that my skin is pretty much - Shit... still. I had tons of scarring from the breakout and I honestly didn't have much hope to how my skin can be better. I met Dr. Kan and Dr. Lim, both who are doctors at Trinity and I told them that my main concerns were the scars and dark spots I had all over my face and I would really want to just get rid of them plus control my breakouts. I was pretty happy that I didn't have to use any new products (THANK GOD!!!) and embarked on a year long of laser treatments to help treat my skin. The 2 lasers that I did were mainly the Rejuvenating Laser, and the Carbon Laser Peel.
I personally prefer the Carbon Laser peel as it targets fine wrinkles, smoothen superficial acne scars, brighten the complexion, and improve skin texture and tone. All within a few minutes and almost no pain at all! The Carbon Laser peel costs $1680 for 6 sessions and one is required to do it every 2-4 weeks depending on the skin condition. As for my case, once a month/ every 3-4 weeks!
This is what a typical laser session looks like. To be honest I didn't snap pictures of EVERY single one of my treatment as I felt there wasn't much to show. Every session looked like this and it's not like there's an immediate difference after a session. I tried to go religiously every month as I really wanted to see results and it never occurred to me how much my skin has improved within a year until now when I look back at how my skin was before I started my treatments at Trinity!

Now looking back I can say that I'm SUPER THANKFUL with both Dr. Kan and Dr. Lim for helping me achieve better skin. It's not perfect, and not because the treatments weren't effective... but because I still get occasional pimples here and there especially when it's nearing my period and my itchy hands will pick on them until they get red and.... inflamed... yea you get my drift.
Above are some pictures taken at my last-recent session at Trinity! All are bare faced and non-edited (except for tone and brightness) but you can see that I am free of angry and red zits! Not to mention most of the dark spots have faded quite a bit, there is still a very faint patch of dark spots left to work on but it's not as obvious as it previously was anymore :) Now every month I look forward to my sessions to combat and hopefully get a better and clearer complexion in time to come!

Oh by the way... I got Dysport Jaw done again at my previous visit (hehe) Can't deny that I love the result of it on my jaw, how it helped to make my jaw look tighter and smaller!!!
I will go into details for Dysport and the Lasers in my next post so if you enjoyed this post just look out for the next! :)



TRINITY MEDICAL CENTRE (MARINE PARADE)
87 Marine Parade Central, #02-500A, Singapore 440087

January 1, 2015

LUSH AESTHETICS: MY JOURNEY TO PEARLY WHITE TEETH

To usher in the New Year,  I have decided to share with you guys this new treatment that I did just a few weeks ago which had made me so glad I did it and improved my confidence in - Smiling! :) 

So before I jump into my post, let me just share a fact about me which I doubt I've ever mentioned here on my blog before. I have always had an insecurity about my teeth, first being the shape of them and secondly the colour of my teeth. I have to admit that I don't exactly have a nice set of pearly whites which is one of the main reasons why I don't smile with teeth! If you've noticed in 99.9% of my pictures even from way back when I started blogging, I have hardly ever smiled with my teeth haha. 
I hate that they are yellow and stained from drinking tea almost everyday, I can't help that I love my tea so it also explains why my teeth is yellow :( I have tried getting teeth whitening kits but they don't seem to work on me so all these while I have pretty much resented to my fate with yellow teeth :/
 It wasn't until I found my answer with Lush Aesthetics! Lush Aesthetics is a medical clinic specializing in aesthetic treatments ranging from head to toe and one of their known treatment is the Led Teeth Whitening Treatment. Our teeth suffers discolorations from various factors – aging, smoking, coffee stains, wine stains and medication. 
The LED Teeth Whitening brightens and lightens your teeth dramatically in less than an hour.
After making an appointment to drop by and try out my first session, I honestly was super excited as I couldn't imagine myself with whiter teeth!

To start off the treatment I had a short consultation and analysis on my teeth, I had to admit that I was a big fan of black tea
(which was the main reason why my teeth were so stained) and how white I wanted to or can achieve after my session. 
 I got to compare my teeth and see which shade it closely resembles to so that a difference can be gauged after the treatment has ended. Embarassing to say my teeth fell within the ones at the back... (last being the yellowest, haha) and at that moment I was so determined and looking forward to at least see them fall within a lighter shade after my session! 
So yes, as you can see (above) that is the true color of my teeth before. I was ushered into a cosy treatment room where I was to go through 2X sessions, 20 minute each of Led Whitening treatment.
 The LED Whitening technology at Lush Aesthetics uses a non-peroxide gel which gives a painless yet effective solution for whiter teeth. It's true when they say painless as the entire process was literally, pain-free! The only uncomfortable part was only being my mouth has to be wide open for 40 minutes and that's about all! The LED Teeth Whitening system is also suitable for people with sensitive teeth. It is safe and effective with no damage to teeth enamel or structure

 Just lie back, relax and let the technology do the work :) 
The process involves applying a non-peroxide whitening gel on your teeth. Subsequently, the LED light will activate the whitening gel which would then whiten and brighten your teeth. The upper and lower teeth are treated at the same time. No heat, no needles, and no drills are used during the procedure.
40 minutes later...
I was amazed to see how much lighter my teeth has gotten, 8 shades lighter to be exact! I was literally doing cartwheels inside and couldn't contain my excitement hahaha :)
 Here's a side by side comparison!
Say hello to my new set of whiter teeth! According to the chart I could still achieve even whiter teeth but that will work with a few more sessions so it really depends on your expectations for how white your want your set of teeth to be! For me, I'm really happy with how much it has lightened but if I possible, I definitely would want to achieve better ;) 

I was also informed of the possible side-effects that could come after the treatment, such as increased sensitivity when drink cold water and white spots on teeth (these happens only for a few days) so that was perfectly okay for me! The effect of the treatment is long lasting and with proper care will last for a long time, I now will remember to brush my teeth after drinking tea so it will not stain my teeth again! 
I can say I definitely feel more confident with smiling and showing my teeth after doing treatment! Here's a photo on the same day at Zoukout and I'm so happy to be able to smile with my teeth, just look at how white they are!!! *grins*
Thank You Lush Aesthetics for restoring my confidence in smiling with teeth again without having to worry about them looking stained and yellow!

Lush Aesthetics is currently running a promotion for the Led Teeth Whitening service, so here's sharing with you the details of their promotion: http://lushaesthetics.com.sg/facebook-teeth-whitening.html
Only $188 For 1 Session of Full Set LED Teeth Whitening (U.P. $999) All you have to do is fill in the form (link above) and include 
"LUSH-DONNA-TW$188" in the form to enjoy this promotion!
For more details, feel free to check out Lush Aesthetics on the website and Facebook page :)

Facebook: Lush Aesthetics
Instagram: @lushaesthetics
Do follow them on Instagram as they will be holding a competition and giving away free Teeth Whitening Sessions! You wouldn't want to miss this! X

December 23, 2014

MALISSA: KISS SG

Introducing the new and improved product from KISS, it's the White Me Up Sleeping Mask!
I've had the honour of trying their previous mask a try, you can see my review HERE and I absolutely loved the results from the previous product so you can imagine my happiness when I knew I was given a new and improved product a shot. So from today onwards, the KISS Whitening Collagen Cream Mask will be renamed and repackaged as Malissa KISS White Me Up Sleeping Pack! 
The magic of the KISS White Me Up Sleeping pack is of it's contents which includes natural ingredients that improves your skin blood circulation, has anti-ageing properties yet ensures that you skin stays moisturised and supple as always! Not forgetting the whitening properties ;)

I'm really particular about the way my products are packaged and I'm glad that similarly to the old packaging, the same closed-pump application ensures that the product stays sealed and fresh within.
No need for spatulas and fingers, all you have to do is pump 2-3 times and you're done!
Waking up to a bright and radiant complexion is every girl's dream and I love how my skin looks refreshed and recharged every morning after applying the Kiss White Me Up Mask! I would definitely recommend this if you're looking at trying out a new sleeping mask :) 
It's really easy to apply and readily absorbed so you don't have to worry about the product getting onto your sheets or clothing! 
Where else can you buy this amazing product, hop on over to KISS SG of course :)
Don't forget to quote that you're reader with this discount code "DONNAKISS" to be entitled $5 off your purchase! 
Do also remember to check out and follow Kiss SG's Facebook page and Instagram for the latest updates on products and reviews etc.
Facebook: KISS SG
Instagram: @kisssg
WWW.KISSSG.COM is certified and authorized for the sale of KISS Skincare in Singapore.