Facial Session with Donna Beauty

I've been an avid fan of skincare and beauty products since the day I grew my first pimple at the age of 15. Ever since then, I've been researching and reading up on ways to keep my skin clear from acne and also to make sure that it's in its tip top condition from time to time.

However, what I've realized is that no matter how much skincare you apply, how expensive it is, or how good it is for your face, everyone will still be prone to breakouts in ways that does not necessarily be caused by your skincare - such as the environment you live in, your diet, stress factor etc.

Thus, our skin will still get clogged from time to time, unless you've awesome genetics that helps your hormones to stay in check (in which I don't). I'll have to search for alternatives to unclog these pores!

One of the effective methods I've found is through regular facials!

Since August has been a pretty rough month for me (other than the stress factor), there's the ongoing haze which has pretty much affected my complexion. Thus, I'm really grateful to be approached by Donna Beauty to try out their services. (Note: This is not a paid post but a review)

A little on Donna Beauty;
  • been around for 7 years 
  • currently 2 outlets - IMM outlet mall ,jurong east #02-29 (tel:65636880) & The Star Vista , Bouna Vista #B1-17 ( tel: 66944257)
  • Provide wide range of wellness services , facial / massage / slimming / wellness / spa

I paid a visit to Donna Beauty at the IMM outlet. As I'm not a foreigner/newb when it comes to facials, I was expecting the pretty standard procedures when it comes to facials - you know.. the basic cleansing, facial steaming, extractions and mask procedures.

 To my surprise, Donna Beauty incorporates what feels like a medispa experience with wellness and facial all together... like a 3 in 1 experience!! Their equipment are up to date technology which helps to improve their client's skin needs and massages were done throughout the facial treatment which ensures that youuuu (the client/customer) feels relaxed throughout the entire experience

I was first led into a room where I was consulted by one of the consultants there. Through the process, they accessed my current skin condition and also skin type (which is hyper sensitive combination skin). Thus, they proposed for me to try out their hyluronic acid facial treatment which help to boost up skin hydrating levels, calms and soothes the skin and end the session with a mint mask to help detoxify my skin!

What made the entire session so good is the fact that they've incorporated face and head massages into the whole procedure!!! You can't help but feel overwhelmingly pampered and relaxed with them :) Needless to say, I fell asleep halfway through the procedure. But from what I remember, the steps done were these:

- Cleansing and Exfoliation
- Sonic Cleansing to open up the pores 
(medispa concept instead of the usual face steaming)
- Manual Extractions
- Face soothing massage (I fell asleep halfway through)
- Not sure what's done to my face throughout my slumber
- Some cold machine thingy used to massage my face (woke up at the end of this)
- Mint mask 

All in all, I was surprised by the experience as I did not expected it to be this relaxing and good!! And as they say, a picture speaks a thousand words. This is what my face looks like before/after, and also pics taken a few days later with only tinted sunblock :) 

 Face is visibly less dull, pores are smaller too and my skin is overall better! ;)

For more information on Donna Beauty, you can visit http://www.donnabeauty.com.sg/

IMM Outlet: 2 Jurong East Street 21, #02-30, 
IMM Building 609601 Tel: +65 6563 6880
Buona Vista Outlet: 1 Vista Exchange Green, #B1-17, 

The Star Vista, 138617 Tel: +65 6694 4257

My Visit to Renewme Skin Clinic Part 3

Hello people! It's been roughly 3 months since my last post on RenewMe Skin Clinic!!

I've decided to post my results a few months later as I wanted to record my recovery progress after my first experience with invasive lasers for my acne scars!

So here they are now!

These pictures are taken 2 weeks after the procedures I've done! You can read more about the procedures I've done on my second post on RenewMe Skin Clinic here > http://www.tylerhikaru.com/2016/04/my-visit-to-renewme-skin-clinic-part-2.html .

As you can see, my skin has a yellowish tinge present on it and it's due to the bruising caused by Innofill !! The severity of the brusing depends on your body's recovery speed. Unfortunately, I took longer to recover and that was why the bruising stayed for quite some time (till 3 weeks). 

1 and a half month later... 
As you can see, all signs of bruising are no longer present. Though if you look reaaaaally close up on my skin, you can actually see the scars still present!! This is because acne scar recovery takes a much more longer time to heal and requires more sessions! Unfortunately, I'm currently based in Singapore so I'm unable to undergo more sessions with RenewMeSkin Clinic!! 

Good thing is, my pores are not as visible as it used to be and my scars have lightened in color! Thus, I'm still very happy with the results! A lot of people has complimented on the radiance of my skin over the course of these few months and obviously credits are due, so here's a BIG BIG THANK YOU TO RENEWMESKIN CLINIC!!!!

Recovery process 2 months! From far, you'll not be able to see my acne scars present. YASSS!

And hey! Even the famous celebrity PearyPie complimented me on my skin :D

Overall thoughts: I'm really satisfied with the results achieved by RenewMe Skin Clinic and I'm definitely impressed by it as I only undergone one full session with them! I believe that my skin can get better if I choose to improve on it!!

The results from RenewMeSkin clinic are pretty good and the staff there are really really pleasant, professional and friendly. Once again, a big thank you to Saemmul who's my coordinator and Renewme Skin Clinic for the intensive and effective treatments ;)

For more information on Renewme Skin Clinic, check out their website at www.rnmeskin.net . You may also addSaemmul at Kakaotalk/Wechat - Renewmeskin !! She's my english consultant and also the person who has helped me a whole lot throughout my journey at Renewme Skin Clinic :)

Sidenote: Now that I'm based in Singapore for a while, I'm still looking for options for my acne scars to fully recover. I am currently thinking of trying out the laser treatments at maybe... DRX clinic, IDS clinic or The Clifford Clinic =\ hmmmm we'll see if fate permits a collaboration or if I've the money!

My Korean Skincare Routine For Dewy Skin // Tips to Achieve Healthy Dewy Skin

Hello guys!! I'm back on youtube :)

For those who've been wondering what my current skincare routine is like, do watch the video linked above!!

Skincare Products Used In The Video:
TheFaceShop Milk Cleanser
EtudeHouse Pore Cleansing Baking Powder Cleanser
Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist
Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum
Etude House Pink Vital Water Emulsion

My First Visit To Apgujeong Korean Hair Studio

Hello guys :) If you guys do not know, my contract with my previous hair sponsor has came to an end. 

My last visit with them was back then during Feb, throughout these few months. I had my hair done by Jean Pierre himself but as for the coloring services... I've been DIY-ing. That explains the ugly shades and tones present in my pics ): In desperate need to fix my ugly roots, hair and hairstyle. I posted a post on instagram indicating that I'm currently looking for a new hair sponsor!

Thankfully, the team from Apgujeong Korean Hair Studio contacted me and i'll be working with them for the next couple of months (YAY!!)

If you do not already know, Apgujeong Hair Studio offers full korean hair and make up services done by REAL AUTHENTIC KOREANS!!! I'm putting this in bold as there are currently lots of " korean salons " in Singapore offering hair services but in reality, most of the stylists are are actually just Singaporeans/Malaysians. So if you ask me, it kinda feels like a scam/sham since they're naming themselves a " Korean Hair Salon ". (sorry to digress HAHAHA)

In Apgujeong, their award winning styling team strives to push the boundaries and set the trends when it comes to hair dressing. IMAGINE MY EXCITEMENT WHEN I GOT THE NEWS THAT I'LL BE WORKING WITH THEM!!!

They have currently 4 outlets availabe in Singapore!

and another outlet will be opening at Vivo City soon! I can't wait to pay them a visit X)

So moving on, I made my first visit to Apgujeong Hair Studio @ the Punggol Waterway Point

I was then guided to my seat and was offered a warm cup of tea and biscuits to munch on! (fyi they even have Nongshim korean cup noodles if you're reaaally hungry!)

The stylist that did my hair that day was Christine! And she was really really friendly and was really keen to listen to my hair woes and expected finishing results from this visits. In reality, i'm a pretty much simple and easy person to please but christine really blew me away with the results!!! I'll show you guys pictures of my hair later :) 

The list of procedures done

1) Bleaching x2 
(first on the roots & the second layer was on the whole head)
2) Colouring
3) Haircut

and the end results?? ....

I've been wanting this tone of ash color for the LONGEST time ever but I'm not sure why I didn't go ahead and get it done. Maybe because my hair was unhealthy to begin with the previous salon i visited was unable to achieve it.

But all in all, my honest and 100% non bias verdict is that ...


The hair cuts with Christine were superb and I was really impressed with the finishing results!! Though I think that the salon itself can improve on the customer service aspects (I didn't feel really homely there), all in all, I think that as long as my hair color and cut is done right, I'm more than happy to return :)


It's been roughly 5 days since I had my hair done and initially, I expected the color to fade to the usual ugly blonde color like the ones I normally had. HOWEVER, IT DID NOT.

My hair color is currently pretty much still the same, albeit a little brighter but not in the ugly yellowish blonde tone!!

(this is how my hair color looks like in sunlight)

Thank you so much Apgujeong for the awesome job done on my hair :) I can't wait for my future hair cut and coloring services!!

If you're interested in having your hair done at Apgujeong, do pay them a visit at any of their outlets! Quote my name for a 10% off and I hope you'll love your results as much as I do! 

Apgujeong Hair Salon (Facebook page)
Apgujeong @ Bishan Junction 8
Apgujeong @ Punggol Waterway Point
Apgujeong @ Tampines 1
Apgujeong @ Tiong Bahru Plaza 

You can quote my name to get 10% off for your hair services

My Visit to Renewme Skin Clinic Part 2

Hello guys :) This is my follow up post for my visit to Renewme Skin Clinic :)

As mentioned in my previous post, I've done a total of 4 treatments :) And i'll be highlighting them for your info as we proceed!

When you first enter the clinic for your consultation, you'll be greeted by the friendly staff present! For my case, I was greeted by Saemmul who was my english coordinator that day! That's her in the photo below (sorry for the unflattering pic but you still look gorgeous there saemmul hehe!)

After which, you'll be handed a brochure of the list of extensive procedures that's available in the clinic so that you can gain a wider knowledge of the procedures and the clinic details in specifics!

After filling in my personal particulars, I was directed to the consultation room where my doctor, Doctor Ha Ji Hyun (who's a specialist in dermatology and also one of the directors of Renewme Skin Clinic) assessed my current skin condition. 

After a thorough assessment my skin condition, Dr Ha Ji Hyun asked if I was applying any makeup as my skin looks really good *shy* hahaha! But other than that, we discussed my current skin concerns, which were mainly my present acne scars and post hyperpigmentation marks (those pinkish marks leftover by acne). 

From there, she suggested the following treatments.

1) Innofill 
2) PRP Dermashine + HA
3) Excel-v Laser
4) Fractional Laser

After the consultation with the doctor, you'll be guided to another consultation room where the friendly & kind consultants will brief you on the procedures which were recommended by the doctor. I find that this process is really good as they're ensuring that all your clients/patients are fully aware of the skin treatment procedures & their side effects etc.

In the past, I've been to several clinics which neglects it and I find that they shouldn't do it! I feel that it's truly important for the clinics to brief their patients on the procedures they'll be undergoing so that they know what they'll be undergoing and know what they're paying for.

Once we're done with all the briefs and consultation, we're on to the next step for my procedures.


After setting the numbing cream for 40minutes or so, you'll be directed to the operating room where the doctors will proceed with the procedures discussed earlier :) This is my skin in it's raw glory, no edits or filters present!

Injecting of the anesthesia.... was really painful even with the numbing cream present! I had to clench my fist real hard and convince myself continuously that the pain was worth it in order to achieve flawless skin!

Pain factor: 7/10

The first procedure: Innofill

Innofill is a procedure where radiofrequencies is emitted from a special patented needle and treats acne scars from under the skin. The needle cuts the tangled skin tissues that's holding down the skin, while the radiofrequency triggers collagen production to generate newer skin :)

Though there was a little tugging here and there throughout the procedure, there was 0 pain. Thank god for the anesthesia.

Pain factor 0/10

The second procedure which I did was the PRP DermaShine + HA

The PRP Dermashine + HA is a procedure which includes HYALURONIC ACID SOLUTION mixed together with PLATELET RICH PLASMA which is from your very own blood! It is then injected back onto your face to stimulate collagen production, vitalize skin cells, moisturize, improve skin elasticity, correct enlarged pores, dull skin and also rough skin texture!

To be honest, I was a little skeptical of the benefits of this procedure at the start. However, after doing some intensive research of my own, I found out that this procedure is one of the most popular treatments in the skincare industry and many kpop idols & hollywood celebrities swear by this treatment!

The injection begins! A quick warning though, after the procedure, you'll look like someone took a rolling pin and scrubbed it all over your face! My face probably had around 1000+ injection bumps visible after the treatment and it'll last for a few hours! 

Pain Factor: 8/10
I cried. It's all worth it... for flawless skin :') 

After the first two procedures. I was directed to the soothing care room, where the nurse applied a soothing mask on me! She proceeded with the Cyrocell treatment and Light therapy to soothe my skin! 

After taking a short nap, I was directed to the operating room again! This time round, I'll be doing the excel v laser and fractional laser!

Excel-v Laser is an award-winning laser system that operates in 3 different modes to treat a wider and complex range of skin condition. Which includes pigmentation, tightening + rejuvenation and lifting :)

As for the fractional laser, it is a procedure whereby the laser delivers wavelengths via tiny, divided laser beams to make microscopic holes in the skin. These holes helps to stimulate the skin's natural response to heal itself and product more collagen. Thus providing fast acne scar recovery!

Pain Factor of both procudures: 2/10
Just a little tingly ants bite sensation!

And finally, I'm done with the treatment procedures :) I was directed back into the soothing care room where the nurse applied a soothing mask for me before I left!

And that's about it!!

It's been roughly a week since I've done the 4 mentioned procedures and i'm currently seeing AMAZING RESULTS!!! Though there are still slight bruising from the innofill, My skin has never been so dewy, smooth and clear my entire life!! I'll be waiting for a few more days and snap more photos before I show you guys the final results :)

Once again, a big thank you to Saemmul who's my coordinator and Renewme Skin Clinic for the intensive and effective treatments ;)

For more information on Renewme Skin Clinic, check out their website at www.rnmeskin.net . You may also addSaemmul at Kakaotalk/Wechat - Renewmeskin !! She's my english consultant and also the person who has helped me a whole lot throughout my journey at Renewme Skin Clinic :)