Brighttonix Y10 Mouth Rejuvenation System Review

Brighttonix Y10 Mouth Rejuvenation System
Maintaining my oral hygiene and keeping my teeth white is definitely a dread for me. Although I hardly drink coffee or alcohol, tea was the main culprit that stained me teeth and it has unknowingly became my habit to order ‘teh ping’ (ice tea) at least 3 times a week.
Brighttonix has recently launched the Y10 system which is a procedure that provides immediate results in teeth whitening as well as oral cavity rejuvenation. Nowadays, results are what everyone would expect to see. The earlier and more obvious the results are, the better.
My experience with Brighttonix began with the comparison of my current teeth shade to a scale of teeth shades from 1 to 29 as shown in the picture below. Mine falls under 11 despite the fact that I did scaling at the dentist just a week before. 
I was then led to a sofa beside a pretty portable I-pad looking system with an attached disposable mouthpiece. With an initial shade and P3 (30 mins) preset selected, the nurse proceeded on to remove the plastic packaging of the mouthpiece. A special bright blue toothpaste was then squeezed along the groove of the top as well as the underside. I was asked to bite onto the mouthpiece before the timer started running in percentage.
The toothpaste was minty and completely edible as explained by the nurse. I guess that swallowing the toothpaste was one of the primary concerns that people would question. At first, like everyone else, I was a bit hesitant to swallow even the slightest bit of saliva that formed in my mouth. I ended up just swallowing it since it was safe to do so or it would ended up overflowing from my mouth.
So what exactly does this Y10 Mouth Rejuvenation System does?
It employs low power radio frequency (RF) technology that would remove stains from teeth enamel within that single session of 30 mins time frame. Think about the constant vibration that would occur between the Y10 toothpaste and the stains of your teeth at the molecule level. This collision and separation occur about 7 million times per seconds, resulting in stains being pulled out and leaving whiter teeth.
Thankfully it was only 30 mins since I get bored easily while fiddling with my phone.
This treatment is considered safer since it was painless, pleasant and do not have any post-treatment side effects at all. Best reward of all would be able to see instant results from a single session of Brighttonix Mouth Rejuvenation treatment. I have witnessed other influencers who did their treatment during the media launch and their teeth went a few shades whiter, leaving them a wide smile on their faces!
The treatment ended with me gargling my mouth and once again comparing my teeth against the scale. My teeth actually went a shade whiter from 11 to 9 even though I did scaling just a week before!
Who wouldn’t want to smile in front of the camera with whiter teeth?
Centre for Cosmetic Rejuvenation & Surgery

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Brighttonix Y10 Mouth Rejuvenation System
Brighttonix Y10 Mouth Rejuvenation System
Brighttonix Y10 Mouth Rejuvenation System
Brighttonix Y10 Mouth Rejuvenation System

Brighttonix Y10 Mouth Rejuvenation System

Brighttonix Y10 Mouth Rejuvenation System

Brighttonix Y10 Mouth Rejuvenation System

Brighttonix Y10 Mouth Rejuvenation System
Brighttonix Y10 Mouth Rejuvenation System
Brighttonix Y10 Mouth Rejuvenation System
Brighttonix Y10 Mouth Rejuvenation System

Papa Poika, a English-inspired Male Barbershop at Paragon, Orchard

Papa Poika is a brand new English-inspired Male Barbershop at Paragon, under the renowned Japanese Komars Group that also brought in EC House, Ramen Champion, LA Barbershop and more.
Everyone knows the meaning of Papa, which is ‘father’ while Poika means ‘son’ in Finnish. This barbershop lies an interesting concept behind its name. It is a shop where both father and son could enjoy a bonding session while having a haircut since the mother and daughter would be busy shopping around Paragon, Orchard. (Note: Daughters could also have their hair cut here.)
I had the privilege to enjoy a haircut by the gentleman who handled my hair with precision while my friend Kenny had his done by another stylist. Basically all the hairstylists at Papa Poika had over 10 years of experience in both adults and kids haircut. Expect a personal and cosy experience as well since at any one time, the shop only attends to three adults and a kid in regards to the type of services from Precision Haircut (S$44), to Full Beard Shave (S$32) or the less commonly heard of Ear Cleaning (S$23), that uses a series of special tools without any infliction of pain.
The type of hairstyles would lean towards the ‘manly’ / musculine kind since Papa Poika’s concept of making their customers looking like a refined gentleman after its services imply. Even the shampoo used had a hint of musculinity from its minty aeroma which could rinse off your wax/gel from your hair in a single wash. For normal shampoos, usually it would be best to rinse twice to thoroughly cleanse your hair. 
Check out those unique wash basins that are located in front, as well as a lego wall with a huge ”tree” where kids would keep themselves entertertain while their dads have thier haircut in peace.
FREE handmade lollipop for every Prince Dry Cut (kids’s haircut 0-12 years old) & FREE hand towel for every Precision Haircut. While stocks last!

Thanks Kenny for jioing me along for this! You may also want to check out his blog post here.
Papa Poika
Papa Poika

Papa Poika

Papa Poika

Papa Poika

Papa Poika

Papa Poika
Address: 290 Orchard Road #05-30A Paragon
               Singapore 238859
Operating Hours : 11am-8.30pm
Contact: +65 6235 4312 

Latest Bio Sculpture Treatment at Shou Slimming

Shou Slimming
Another virgin experience ticked off my list as I had undergone a session of the latest Bio Sculpture Treatment at Shou Slimming. Shou Slimming have 3 outlets in Singapore and the one I went was located at Velocity, Novena Square. The post will probably be a detailed process of my personal experience since I have been wanting to get rid of those annoying fats located around my lower abdomen. I want to correct others perception that being skinny does not necessary mean no ”spare tyre”. Having one made it even more shameful for me to even admit.  
Bio Sculpture Treatment at Shou Slimming
The Bio Sculpture Treatment started off with me stripping and changing into a disposable underwear provided and lying with my belly exposed to the slightly warm red light hue. As explained by my therapist, the treatment involved the use of FIR (Far Infrared Ray) technology to target localised fatty deposits as well as to stimulate the body’s natural cellular stimulation while aiding in detoxification.
There were a total of 3 different types of Nano serums used in this Bio Sculpture Treatment. The therapist did explained to me each serum’s purpose in mandarin before using each of them. As shown, the first 2 serums were used under the red hue, followed by a 10-15 mins long belly massage/torture. I have attached a video that I have recorded for reference below. It was rather painful as my belly was constantly being pressed downwards (from middle and sides) for optimum results I supposed.
The third serum used to spread across my belly was cold and gel-like. One of them could possibly be the Bio Clay which has the function to seal in the effects of speeding up overall fat-burning, skin tightening as well as to encourage overall hormonal balance.

Bio Sculpture Treatment at Shou Slimming

Bio Sculpture Treatment at Shou Slimming
Bio Sculpture Treatment at Shou Slimming
Shortly after the 3 serums, the treatment proceeded on with a cold bandage reeking strongly of herbal extracts. My therapist did warn me in regards to the smelly smell beforehand, but I somehow loved the 草药 (herbal medicine) smell instead!
After the mummification process of my belly was completed, a device of metallic studs was belted across the herbal bandage. These vibratory stud were explained to target important vital points for effective slimming results. A ‘pain-test’ (intensity level) was performed to ensure that I wasn’t in too much of a discomfort since it could be painful to some. My advice would be to withstand the discomfort and go with the normal settings suggested by your therapist for optimum results. The timed session lasted for about 45 mins as the device would vibrate aggressively on specific areas from time to time. 
I tried taking a nap to pass time but unlike facial, I could not. The last ‘Beep’ sounded and my treatment has ended. From the pictures, my belly area was slightly red after the treatment and it took some time to subside. The entire treatment duration was about 1 hr 15 mins.
For the following 2 days, my belly was aching just like after doing 1000 situps the previous day. (Not that I could do that amount since I could barely hit 40.) Thankfully the pain subsided on the third day and my normally tight pants actually had a bit of leeway! Hopefully I do not fill this space up too quickly within the next few days. 

Bio Sculpture Treatment at Shou Slimming

Bio Sculpture Treatment at Shou Slimming

Bio Sculpture Treatment at Shou Slimming

Bio Sculpture Treatment at Shou Slimming

In celebration of the launch of Shou Slimming Bio Sculpture Treatment, a first time trial session would cost $89. It is available at all Shou Slimming outlets.
Shou Slimming also does a body analysis for every treatment to access individuals needs.
Find out more information from their web page here.

Thank you Brand Cellar and Shou Slimming for the invite.

Fennel Hot Spring Resort 茴香戀戀溫泉會館 from Kaoh Siung 高雄

Fennel Hot Spring Resort 茴香戀戀溫泉會館
It has been almost a month since I came back from my trip from Taiwan, Kaoh Siung 高雄. I spent about a week in Kaoh Siung 高雄, mainly sight seeing in the urban cityscape and night market hopping as the friend I went with was a maniac in architectural and food photography. As for me? I definitely needed to visit places of relaxation or inspiration since I enjoy blogging about such stuff.
You probably won’t find a week’s worth of Kaoh Siung 高雄 itinerary since I only intend to share about Fennel Hot Spring Resort 茴香戀戀溫泉會館, Pier-2 Art Center and Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. Of course I had spammed enough pictures on my instagram as well as my migme account by now. 
Fennel Hot Spring Resort 茴香戀戀溫泉會館
Fennel Hot Spring Resort 茴香戀戀溫泉會館
The journey from Kaoh Siung 高雄 was long as it took about 2 hours (without traffic jam) by bus to reach 車城站. From 車城站, it was another 10 mins car ride or 45 mins walking distance to reach Fennel Hot Spring Resort 茴香戀戀溫泉會館.    
”Sichong river Hot Spring Area is located at Checheng Township in Pingtung County. The water here is Sodium Bicarbonate spring, excellent quality mineral water. The Sihjhongsi Hot Spring is considered one of the four major hot-spring areas among Taiwan, along with Yangmingshan, Beitou, and Guanziling.”
There were 2 spring options to pick from:
1) The semi outdoor naked spa 半露天景觀裸湯 which was more private and does not require you to wear swim suit and swimming cap. It comprises of Cold Spring Pool, Hot Spring Pool and Medium Hot Pool, costing NT$200 per person.
2) Health Spa Love Sea Water Therapy Spa 愛情海水療SPA which required me to purchase a swim suit and swimming cap since I did not bring mine. It comprises of  Hot Spring Spa, Spa For Children, Floral Hot Spring, Herb Hot Spring, Garra Rufa Obtuse, Cold Spring Pool, Hot Spring Pool, Medium Hot Pool and Steam Room. It cost NT$300 per person.

Garra Rufa Obtuse 溫泉親親魚池 is basically a tiny fish pond where you dip your feet in and these little fishes would start nibbling the dead skin off your feet. I even ”stole” other people’s fishes once my feet landed in LOL. 


Lockers available at a cost of NT$10 to place your belongings and their toilets have soap and shampoo as well. Many random photos below.
Fennel Hot Spring Resort 茴香戀戀溫泉會館
Fennel Hot Spring Resort 茴香戀戀溫泉會館
Fennel Hot Spring Resort 茴香戀戀溫泉會館

Fennel Hot Spring Resort 茴香戀戀溫泉會館
Fennel Hot Spring Resort 茴香戀戀溫泉會館
Garra Rufa Obtuse 溫泉親親魚池

Fennel Hot Spring Resort 茴香戀戀溫泉會館
Overall it was a relaxing experience since the day before, I spent half the entire day cycling to the end (cargo area) of Cijin. The distance sure was crazy….definitely CRAZY in a foreign land. Not forgetting walking over 30km each day…

There were many cute little kids playing around, more like a family orientated Hot Spring Resort and the place was not exactly well maintained since there were faulty activation buttons. I should not be complaining since I paid only NT$300 for unlimited time and I probably spend about 3-4 hours in there. Hmmm maybe more hotspring and spa posts in future?

You may want to check out their web page for more information here: http://www.fennel.com.tw

Yunomori Onsen & Spa Singapore – First Ever Yuzu Bath

Yunomori Onsen & Spa Singapore
Being the first Japanese Onsen with the largest variety of pools in Singapore, Yunomori Singapore has positioned itself in being authentic and a hub for relaxation as well as rejuvenation. Besides the onsen which was probably the highlight, Yunomori also consists of Thai style treatments as well as massage.   
Stepping into Yunomori Singapore almost felt if I could just surrender myself to enlightenment and I admit that I am definitely a huge fan of zen space and elements as well as woody and earthy-toned furnishing. Just check out and admire the tessellation wall while placing your shoes into the lockers perpendicular to them.
Yunomori Onsen & Spa Singapore
With the launch of Singapore’s first ever Yuzu Bath which I would be sharing, Yunomori cafe has also doled out a series of yuzu theme dishes!
Starting off with the irresistibly refreshing Yuzu Soda ($5+) which I couldn’t help constantly sipping and enjoying the combination of the citrusy minty soda.  
  

Probably my favourite that day was the Yuzu Udon ($9.80+) which was served chilled. Try not to judge the presentation since the overall plating might looked rather ‘pale’. (Soft boiled egg, tender chicken slices and a slice of Japanese fishcake ; alfalfa sprouts and yuzu peels for garnishing) The yuzu infused dipping sauce definitely added a twist to the usual savoury-salty ones, with a hint of bitter aftertaste which I found kind of pleasant after a while.

Yuzu Soda
Yuzu Soda ($5+)

Yuzu Udon
Yuzu Udon ($9.80+)

Do take some time to look around, enjoy the coziness of the cafe surroundings. Some customers were already changed into Yukatas before starting their meal and I could imagine the feel would definitely be much different.
The Japanese Assorted Plate ($17.80+) consist of teriyaki chicken, saba (grilled mackerel), oden ingredients, tofu, miso soup, salad, rice as well as the peach shaped red bean paste mochi. Sounds like a whole mixture of everything in one plate right? Great for sharing!

For deep fried chicken and Japanese curry lovers, you would not want to give Chicken Curry Kaarage ($13.80+) a miss. It comes with miso soup and salad as well.
Last but not least, a scoop of Yuzu Sorbet that was pleasantly fragrant, refreshing and pleasing to my taste buds. I could have begged for more.

Japanese Assorted Plate
Japanese Assorted Plate ($17.80+)

Chicken Curry Kaarage
Chicken Curry Kaarage ($13.80+)
  
Yunomori Onsen & Spa Singapore
The Onsan is split into male and female (sorry, no couple onsen..) since being naked is required before entering the onsen premise. Baskets of neatly folded Yukatas laid before me as I had a difficult choice of selection since I kind of love a couple of these designs. Wondered how I ended up with the bird prints. 
It definitely was great to have another blogger friend with me since probably the best moment to capture photos would be in Yukata, either before or after enjoying the onsen.
Yunomori Onsen & Spa Singapore
Yunomori Onsen & Spa Singapore

Yunomori Onsen & Spa Singapore
Armed with only a small towel while the yukata, a bigger bath towel and the rest of my belongings were placed into our individual locker. The black band that I wore around my wrist was the key to unlock my numbered locker door.
My friend and I had a quick shower (as required) before heading over to the onsen to soak. I admit that I am the type who could not be bothered to even shield my private part while in the onsen area while most people would instinctively do so. All guys isn’t it?
I kept wondering how females behave in the onsen. I doubt they would reveal.   
There were a total of 7 categories of bath/spa in which you could enjoy. 
Clockwise order from entrance, they were:
 Bubble Bath, Jet Bath, Soda Bath, Yuzu Bath, Hot Bath, Cold Bath, Steam Room and Suana.
From what I personally experienced, the Yuzu Bath was my favourite as I repetitively went back into it to enjoy the fragrance of the Yuzu. Soaking in yuzu bath is practised by the Japanese during winter season where it was believed to help ward off winter colds and common flu. Not only that, the my skin felt smoother and more moisturised! The yuzus were in sachet bags and could be seen floating on the surface of the bath. Not to forget, they were specially imported from Japan!
At that time which was about 10pm, many other guys also repetitively went back to the Yuzu Bath since it would only be available for a limited time till 31 December 2016.
Image credit: http://www.yunomorionsen.com
Image credit: http://www.yunomorionsen.com
Image credit: http://www.yunomorionsen.com
Check out the EXTENDED 1 FOR 1 ONSEN PROMO due to popular demand!

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Thank you Brandcellar and Yunomori Singapore for the invite.

Yunomori Onsen & Spa Singapore
1 Stadium Place #02-17/18 Kallang Wave Mall Singpaore 397628
Tel : 6386 4126 / 6385 7985
Email: info@yunomorionsen.com.sg
https://www.facebook.com/yunomorisingapore
Opening Hours : 10.00 am. – 11.00 pm. Daily
Yunomori Onsen & Spa Singapore is located at Kallang Wave Mall, the retail section of Singapore Sports Hub.
Do check out their webpage for more information.