Monday, July 27, 2015

Review: Digital Hair Perming at The Comb Salon Singapore

Hi lovelies,

Lately, I was invited by The Comb Singapore to try out their hair service at their newly opened hair salon located along Gemmil Lane. My hairstylist that day was Bella and she's a senior hairstylist at The Comb.

The whole place was cozy and comfortable. The Comb even has a service menu for customers to choose their preferred beverage, the hairstylist they would want and the hair services they would like. It feels like being in a cafe with customized hair services. It was definitely something unique that I have not experienced at any salons in Singapore other than The Comb.

I wanted a hairstyle that would make me look more youthful and energized, a different hairstyle from my current long, wavy hair. Bella suggested that I chop off my long hair. I love my long hair, and didn't want to chop it off initially, but for the sake of trying something new, I gave it a go!

Saying bye-bye to my long hair.

Noticing how fine and flat my hair was, Bella suggested to give my hair more layering and a soft Korean perm to give my hair more volume and a feminine look.

Treatment cream was first applied to my hair before the digital perm.

After washing and blow drying, the final result is a soft Korean style perm.

Thanks to Bella and The Comb for giving me a change of hairstyle, and I love this hair length too!

Location: 12 Gemmil Lane Singapore 069252
Telephone: +65 6438 3138

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Review: SK Aqua Peel and BluLight Skin Clear Treatment at CSK

Hi lovelies,

Some time back, I was again at CSK for my follow up skin treatment. For this session, I did the SK Aqua Peel and once again the BluLight Skin Clear Treatment. 

SK Aqua Peel is the latest in skin treatment that provides both non-invasive exfoliation and delivery of topical solutions both safely and painlessly. The Aqua ST system cleanses, exfoliates, extracts and hydrates the skin.

The first step began with the cleansing of makeup, dirt and oil off my skin surface before the actual treatment begins.

Next, a diamond tip with applied suction was later moved against the skin and it had a mild pulling action to exfoliate keratinized skin. The experience was almost equal to doing microdermbrasion treatment at most facial salons. 

After removal of dead skin, 2-3 layers of potent serum is applied onto the skin which gave my skin slight biting and warm sensations but the whole process was bearable and did not cause me much irritation.

AS - The Aqua ST AS (All-Skin)
A skin solution that cleanses deeply while softening sebum and impurities to aid in extractions. Dead cells are dislodged for exfoliation, providing residual hydration which results in firming and smoothing fine lines.

SA - The Aqua ST SA (Salicylic Acid)
A skin solution is specially formulated for oily and acne prone skin. Active ingredients include Pentylene Glycol and Spirea Ulmaria Extract which penetrates pores and dislodges dead cells for exfoliation.

AO - The Aqua ST AO (Anti-Oxidant)
A skin solution specially formulated to combat free radicals and environmental damage to the skin cells. Contains stabilized Vitamins A, E & White Tea Extract.

After the application of the potent serums, my skin became visibility brighter, more even in tone and has more clarity.

After I was done with the SK Aqua Peel, I proceeded with my BluLight Skin Clear Treatment, which I had tried previously and blogged here.

BluLight Skin Clear Treatment uses a specific wavelength blue light PDT to destroy acne-causing bacteria. Adequate eye protection is provided to protect the eyes from prolonged period of light exposure. The target area is then exposed to the blue light for about 20 minutes.

The final step was the application of cooling mask to calm and hydrate my skin and I'm good to go. No downtime needed for both treatments.

The final results were definitely greater clarity and hydration to my skin. For the elimination of acne and to improve the overall skin conditon, more frequent treatments would definitely be needed.

To understand more about the treatments provided by CSK, you may visit this website:

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review: Bio-essence Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream and Deep Exfoliating Gel

Hi lovelies,

This July, V-shape expert Bio-essence launched an enhanced formula of their Face Lifting Cream to give women an extra lift, extra V shape facial contour. Packed with Royal Jelly and Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), the new Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream helps achieve improvements in skin elasticity, reduction in wrinkle counts and instant facial contour reduction within 10 minutes of usage. 

 At the same time, Bio-essence will be launching the Deep Exfoliating Gel (Oil Control) & Deep Exfoliating Gel (Sensitive Skin) to maximise the V-shape facial contour effect of the new Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly & ATP.

Let us first check out Deep Exfoliating Gel (Oil Control) and Deep Exfoliating Gel (Sensitive Skin).

Bio-essence Deep Exfoliating Gel (Oil Control) with Tea Tree:
This exfoliating gel has the gentle scent of tea tree, and it comes in a light green gel. It comes out first as a thicker consistency gel and the gel turns watery after coming into contact with body heat. This allows the product to be evenly spread over a larger surface area and effectively remove dead skin cells. However, as my face is sensitive to Tea Tree, I could only test it out on my hand, so regarding the oil control function, I can't really speak for it. After exfoliating the dead skin on my hand, it revealed a slightly fairer and smoother skin complexion. After rinsing off, my skin feels clean and it leaves a light tea tree scent on my skin. It is easy to rinse off and there is no feeling of residual on my skin after rinsing.

Bio-essence Deep Exfoliating Gel (Sensitive Skin) with Chamomile:
This exfoliating gel has a gentle and soothing chamomile scent and comes in an off pink gel. I find that it is more watery as compared to the exfoliating gel for oily skin. I tried this on my face and find that it works well on my sensitive skin, it is very gentle and exfoliates a very thin layer of my dead skin. It is great for use once a week, sufficient to keep my skin clean and breathable. This product work well for my skin and cause my skin any discomfort or cause my skin to breakout.

Lastly, I would share my review for the Bio-essence Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream.

Bio-essence Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream:
Initially, upon application on my skin, it is of a floral and royal jelly scent. Upon spreading out, the scent becomes minty and it gave a temporary cooling sensation on my skin. Although it is in a cream form, the texture is very light and it gets absorbed almost instantly by my skin. After a minute or two, my skin began to feel a slight tingling and warm sensation which lasted for about 10 minutes and this sensation gave my brain a signal that my skin is tightening up. To test the efficacy of this product in firming saggy skin, I tried this product on my calf area which has saggy skin concern because of repetitive weight gain and weight loss (having sweet-tooth makes me gain weight easily). I applied this Bio-essence lifting cream to my calf area twice a day, in the morning and night and within 2 days, I could see a very obvious improvement and my skin seemed firmer. I tried on my face as well, and I am happy that it does not cause any irritation to my sensitive skin. I am sure to repurchase this product after I finish up my current tub. Super gooood!!!

The improved version of these Bio-essence products never fail to amaze me with their results. You should try it too!

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