It is the GSS period.

Everywhere i go , i see the red SALE sign.

Added new items under SALES page and extra 50% off and further reduction off some items ( which are mostly M sizes ).

LET’S GO !

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Quite a number of people emailed / whatsapp me to ask for recommendations , so i decided to make my own list. Lol i know i took almost 1 month to do it. Been abit busy these days studying. I haven studied for a loooong time so my head was so tight and packed. I realized that this blog post was drafted back in May and i only posted it today.

The places from this list are the places me and my Oppa often go to.  Sometimes i walked past certain Korean restaurants and asked if he wants to try and at times , he will pull me away and said “맛없어” which means not delicious in Korean even though there was a loooong queue. Being a Korean , he knows what is good and what is not. Same goes to me , i will bring him to the best hawker stalls or chinese restaurants because i know which is good or not.

So well , here is the list and places we frequented for the past 1.5 years. I realized that i don’t see alot of Singaporeans in these restaurants everytime i went there and mosts of the customers are Koreans. Perhaps these places are not very common or well known. So here they are and all listed in random order. There are no pictures available for some restaurants because i don’t take out my camera when i am having BBQ ( later my camera lens oily lah ) . Well , here you go for authentic Korean food.

1) Woo Jung –  

45 Peking Street  , #01-01 – Tel : 65363110

It is near Telok Ayer Mrt and opposite the Citibank.

You can have BBQ , Ala carte dishes like kimchi pancake , kimchi soups etc ) and stews.

The food tastes very good but the service is very slow. I waited 20 minutes for a bowl of soup before and 30 minutes for a plate of the beef for BBQ even though there were only 5 customers including me and my bf in the restaurant. So i will suggest that you order everything one shot. My bf asked why it took so long and the boss said they don’t use MSG so it took quite long.

I like their Korean BBQ especially the marble wagyu beef. So yummy and delicious.

2) Bu Kang – 

Reddot Traffic Building #01-06, 28 Maxwell Road – Tel: 63274123

This restaurant is hidden at the side of the Reddot building. It serves fresh Korean sashimi and other ala carte dishes. But this restaurant is famous for its sashimi. Raw live octopus sashimi is also available here. You know the one you saw often that were still squiggling and wriggling though they were chopped into pieces ? I LOVE IT. Not that i am sadistic or what but it is very delicious and fresh. The whole octopus is too big and too dangerous for me to swallow down so i asked for it to be chopped into tiny pieces. Dipped it with sesame oil and it is soo yum yum. Side dishes are free flow and each main dish set comes with its own kind of side dishes.

I blogged about it here before.

My bf and his friends only order sashimi from this restaurant and we have been there quite often.

3) Hwang Sil Korean-Chinese Restaurant 

 Airview Building, 38 Maxwell Road #01-03/05 – Tel : 62244371

It is located beside the Reddot Traffic Building.

Only ala carte cooked food and no BBQ . You can find popular Korean-Chinese dishes like that black bean sauce noodles ( Jjajangmyeon ) , Spicy seafood noodles  (Jjampong) , Sweet and Sour Pork ( Tangsuyuk ).  These 3 dishes usually go together. What i do there is i order the Jjajangmyeon ( Black bean sauce noodle ) for myself , a bowl Jjampong soup and a plate of sweet and sour pork to share. I don’t know why but i will go on a food coma after my meals at Hwang Sil. Too full and too delicious. I haven tried other dishes yet because these 3 are my favourite so far at the restaurant and that’s what my bf and his friends always order. The signature dish is actually the Jjampong noodle ( Spicy seafood noodle ) .

Better to go in a group of 2-4 because the portion is quite huge. You can even share a bowl of noodles.

Tangsuyuk ( Sweet and Sour Pork )

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Jjampong ( Spicy Seafood noodle ).

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4) Todamgol

31 Tanjong Pagar Rd – Tel : 6224 7077

Located near the end of the Tanjong Pagar road turning towards Chinatown , this restaurant is always full house and it is better for you to call for reservation if not you have to wait for 1hr to be seated. What i like about this place is that it opens till 3am so it is a good supper place ( if you are really hungry and want a full meal ) . The seatings are very cozy.

I have been here very often and have blogged about it HERE . I always order the Odeng Soup , Bo Ssam ( braised pork belly ) , Potato pancake ( Gamjajeon ) , Japchae and Makkoli ( goes well with the potato pancake and these 2 usually should come as a pair ).

Or i will order the army stew if i go with more people. It is better to go in a group of 3-4 so you can try more dishes.

5) Tae Woo Bam Jum Korean Restuarant

6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-84 Clarke Quay Central, Clarke Quay Central  Tel – 6224 8284

Located conveniently inside Clark Quay Central mall , this restaurant serves one of the best Jjajangmyeon ! It has a “wok-hei” taste which i really like alot and they do have nice and cheap lunch set which can give you food coma after that.

Again , the usual dishes i order are Jjajangmyeon ( Black bean sauce noodle ) , Jjampong ( Spicy Seafood soup/noodle ) and Tangsuyuk ( Sweet and Sour Pork ) .

This restaurant serves Korean-Chinese cuisine and no Korean BBQ . There are 2 kinds of Jjajangmyeon ( i always order the traditional one ).

6) Bornga at Vivocity

I blogged about my first visit over HERE. And i went there twice after that.

The pricing at this restaurant is abit expensive but it is worth it. The food was delicious and you should really try their soon-dubu jiggae and spicy beef stew. I brought a friend along and she really loves it. It tasted abit different from the usual soon-dubu jiggae you had anywhere. The taste is really fragrant and nice. Generous portion of tofu and clams. The first time i went there , i wasn’t really impressed because the staff only serve the side dishes in the middle of our meal even though we asked for it many times. My bf wasn’t happy about it because he is not used to having side dishes being served only in the middle of the meal. Side dishes should be served the moment the customers sat down at the table.  I have not tried their BBQ yet because it is a little pricey. But if you want to go for the usual dishes like kimchi jiggae , budaejjigae ( army stew ) etc , this is a good place to go.

7)  Dong Bang Hong

94 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 048473

It is a Korean-chinese restaurant just like Hwang Sil. But i prefer the Jjampong here. It is better than Hwang Sil’s. But can be abit fishy to some people. So if you think it taste abit “fishy” , you can try adding abit of soya sauce. I had a unique dish. I can’t remember if it’s  sliced pig ears or head. But it tasted so delicious. So if you work around Raffles area and craving for Korean food , Telok Ayer is a good place to go for Korean food. Quite a number of Korean restaurants there.

8) 2 days 1 Night located along Tanjong Pagar Road

Always long queue and need to call for reservation.

I used to go there once a month with Oppa after his baseball practices on Sunday. Well , the team always order the same thing. Dak Doritang and Bossam (braised pork)

Dak Doritang which is a kind of spicy chicken stew. I love this and it is easy to cook.

I cooked and blogged about it HERE before . I bought many bottles of sauces from Korean supermarkets just to cook this. But if you are just want to try to cook one time and you seldom cook Korean dishes , you can buy ready made sauces from the Korean Mart that comes in sachets for 1 time use and it cost less than $4.

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Bossam ( Pork Belly )

Love it when i wrap the pork + kimchi with lettuce and stuff it into my mouth. The website and menu mentioned there’s oyster in the dish but when it was served on our table , i don’t see any oysters so far.

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These are the only 2 dishes we have every time with the team.

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Well , these are some places Oppa frequents and hope you enjoy the dishes i mentioned here.

Actually there are more places just that i didnt get to try more food because i always order the usual ones and the ones i like to eat . Let this be list 1 and i shall do a list 2 next time for Korean BBQ.

K-beauty time.

Visited Aeon Medical and Aesthetics Centre last week to remove 2 small moles on my cheeks. There were 3 but i decided to remove 2 first and the 3rd one this coming week. To those who asked me about mole and millia seeds removal , you can consult Dr Kim first before you decide to proceed with the procedures. Small mole removal procedure is very fast and not painful. There is no need for numbing cream. 3-5 minutes and they were zapped off.

After the laser , there will be 2 small little wounds. Just like a needle prick wound and it can be easily covered by make up. My wounds are healing very fast in a week ( i circled them in red and you can still see abit of pinkish because they are still recovering ) . Im going to remove the 3rd one on the left cheek.

The clinic does mole and millia seeds removal so you can call them at 67332002 to enquire.

Laser toning really helps me and i go for laser toning every 10 days. This was my 2nd time and the skin does brighten up. I can see the difference when i put on make up. There is no need for thicker foundation coverage and sometimes, i went out without any BB cushions or foundations and felt more confident with my bare face. Usually when i go to Oppa’s place , i will put on the HERA UV Mist Cushion and a lipstick or go there with no make up and just a black cap. I didn’t put alot of make up since i will be washing them off right after i arrive at his place. But lately , i just take the train with bare face and just lip tints to his place.  Im starting my intensive Laser Toning Treatment now to achieve even skin tone. My skin tone was abit uneven due to long sun exposure when i was still modeling for my online shoot. The outdoor shoots tanned my skin and causing it to be abit uneven.

Every season , Aeon Aesthetics and Medical Centre will come up with new treatments. Last year was Winter Glow , then it was Spring Blossom and this summer , it is Summer Shine.

The treatment comes with a Korean Doublo collagen boosting treatment and 3 medical facials.

Summer Shine’s facial includes Arbutin concentrate.

I have to hold on to this current rod during the process while the aesthetician apply and massage my face with the electric current road soaked with Arbutin concentrate.

This process is known as Iontophoresis where ionic medicinal compounds are introduced into your skin by applying an electric current. There is no pain or discomfort involved so no worries. But if you are sick or pregnant , it is better to inform the doctor to see if you are suitable to continue or not.

After which , the aesthetician put on a mask pack and i rested for 15 minutes. Just like the name of this treatment , this treatment gives you a glow and shine to your face this summer. Looking radiant during this season. To know more about this treatment , you can click HERE or call 67332002 to make an appointment with Dr Kim.

If you are already a patient at Aeon , you can take part in this instagram event. One of their winners just won a set of skin care products from Aeon !

1) Post your visit to Aeon on your instagram

2) Add hashtag #aeonmedical

3) Aeon will choose one person every 2 weeks to give a FREE gift !

Their official instagram account is @aeon_medical_aesthetic ! 

They will be updating their instgram account with Korean beauty tips , news , traditions , travels and more ! You can follow them if you want to know more about Korean beauty tips from Dr Kim who is a Korean doctor.

In their clinic, you can find several Korean travel brochures , cultural books , magazines and i even got a cooking tip booklet from there. I read it while waiting for Dr Kim and sipping my hot cup of Korean tea.

 

Aeon Medical and Aesthetics Centre is located at Pacific Plaza at Orchard Road and it is very convenient. You can call 6733 2002 to enquire or make an appointment.

Btw , i haven’t been blogging actively for a week because i was busy studying and working of cos.

But well , i finally done up the list of Korean restaurants recommended by Oppa. LOL. Took very long to do up this list because we go to new place and i have to add it in again before i could post. We hardly go to Korean restaurants lately because we eat Korean food at his friends’ house instead ! So i guess it is a good time to blog one list now and maybe the 2nd one after we visited more and he gave his verdict !

Have a good weekend everyone !

Last week was a busy week meeting many people , talking about my future and planning our future.

Im so glad that i have the support of my family , friends and my bf. I have been hole-ing up at my bf’s place because that’s the place i can find comfort , encouragement and advices. He is just like my advisor , best friend and my bf. I really felt very well taken care of. We talked about our future, PR in Korea, what is best for us and our future. I felt really stable and settled down when im with him and it makes me cherish the relationship even more.

I’ve been supporting him in his baseball activities every Sunday. I would rather he spend time exercising and staying at home glued to the ipad watching baseball updates on Lotte than partying around. It is a healthy activity and i get to eat yummy Korean food every week with his team mates ! YAY ! He is soo into baseball lol.

As a token of appreciation for my support ( making kimbabs and watermelons on hot sunny days)  , his team bought me a perfume as present. I love it and i need a perfume.

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This was taken right after his weekly bottles and cartons of beer or beer+soju sessions after sunday baseball practice aka drunk. I was surprised that bf’s OOTD taking skill was pretty good and better than when he was sober. LOL.

That’s how i take my own OOTD with a dining mirror.

2 weekends ago , we went to Singapore American School to collect the baseball bats the team left behind and then to Bishan Park for a walk.

Sat at the bench just next to the door run and looking at dogs playing around. Should have brought my Bobo down the dog run.

This dog is soo cute and fluffy like a teddy bear !

We haven’t been to a cafe for a looong time because we felt that cafe food are kinda overpriced and the taste only so-so. Plus , he is a big eater..lol.

We were kinda disappointed with the food and thought the nearby Macdonalds will be better.

Nevertheless , we had a lovely weekend together and i also made him sandwiches for breakfast.

I was supposed to cook spicy tuna pasta because i missed the one we had in Rotterdam last year when he was posted to Europe for work. But we ran out of gas so i have to rush down to Fair Price , bought white bread and made sandwich instead. If only we have a bread toaster , it will taste better.

It is easy to make and very nice !

Just need spicy tuna with mayo , rocket salad,  olives and bread. Tadahhh .

Ahhhh I missed the 5 weeks stay in Europe.

The rockets go well with the spicy tuna.

Remember i mentioned about this TARTE makeup which i really like ?

Yes , i love their concealers. It is so moisturizing and so easy to blend with fingers. I prefer to blend it with my finger tips than using a sponge for this one though. I tried with a damp sponge but seems like it works better when i blend with finger tips instead.

I can’t remember the price because Oppa bought for me. Nah..hahah he knows nothing about make up. He just wanted to get me some stuff lol. Incase you wonder how come he knows this concealer is good and incase people start asking me to get him to introduce make ups. LOL …i think he will faint.

You can see the “sheen” and that’s how moisturizing it is.

 

After blending with finger tips. It looks very natural and blends in easily. I love it ! Doesn’t look like im wearing any concealer at all. I realized i dont need to use under eye highlighter when i use this because it is moisturizing enough and there is already a slight sheen.

What i think TARTE should improve is that they should indicate the colour code or number in more obvious way.
It was printed at the back of the tube in black. Sooo black that it blends into the dark purple colour packaging and it is hard to see. click onto the image below and try to squint your eyes. It is just right above the words”Full Coverage”. It says “Light Medium” .

Even the Sephora lady mentioned the wrong colour when she helped me with the tester. I almost got the wrong one. I always open up the box to check the colour and was shocked to see a very very dark brown concealer colour. She mentioned something like dark sand (tester that she tried on the back of my hand) but actually the one i tried was Light Medium. Anyway , i only shop at Sephora if brands like TARTE doesn’t have a flagship beauty counter in department stores or if i know what i want to buy. I find the staff there not very helpful at times and sometimes i have to open the drawers myself to get what i want myself or it is difficult asked for advices. So if i want to buy from the major brands , i prefer going to the counters at department stores because the counter ladies have more product knowledge.

So remember to check your purchases before you pay.

This concealer is pretty good and i love it. I will buy the 2nd tube definitely !

Btw , http://www.agneselle.com is launching soon !
Guess which one is my favourite ?

The shoulder padded dress , jumpsuit and parka !

And remember to join the mailing list ( found at the bottom of the homepage at http://www.agneselle.com ) . Last week , we sent a 20% discount code to our customers in the mailing list. Also , there will be private sales just for mailing list subscribers only. Yes , you will receive codes for every launch !

Anyway, this blue dress is “damn hot” said my oppa. I wore it out over the weekends with a 4.5 inches high wedges and he said “so pretty and hot!”. But of cos on normal days , i pair it with sandals or flats. Even on lazy days , i wear it with havis.

I envy this model. She is soo tall (1.77m) and have a waist smaller than mine (she’s 23 inches whereas im 23.5-24 inches).

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My favourite collection this month and i kept every single thing and have been wearing the stripe shirt as an outerwear because it can get very hot and then rain suddenly these days. It can be a good light weight outerwear or just a shirt. Prints for the romper and shrug is soo pretttttyyy !

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Ya…it’s never too late to start an instag for Agneselle. Decided to separate it from my personal instag after i stopped modeling. Anyway..the instag account is @shopagneselle

Ehh now i dont know what to wear this weekend..too many…

Full preview up on facebook page !

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Just last week , i went for laser toning session at Aeon Medical and Aesthetics Centre with Korean aesthetic doctor Dr Michael Kim. Weather was very hot and humid nowadays and just weeks before i got new models , i was modeling and taking pictures under the hot sun. My skin got abit tanned and so does my face. It is time to do some laser toning to brighten the skin tone. Tanned face means dull and uneven skin tone. I’ve been trying hard with my whitening , brightening and hydrating products. But a shortcut with laser toning makes my maintenance easier. If you are new to the world of aesthetics , you can read HERE and HERE for more detailed posts.

 

The process was painless and there is no need for any numbing creams. Just right before the laser , you need to cleanse your face and it is better to go down with no make up. Yes , just bare face and if you have no confidence to go out in your bare face , just wear a cap.

The process took less than 20 minutes. You can go for a quick lunch time laser toning and if you have the time to spare , you can do laser toning and post treatment facials. There are different kinds of medical facial treatments available at Aeon so it is better for you to consult the doctor to see which one suits you best. For example , you just came back from a winter holiday and experiencing dry and flaky skin , you can go for hydrating facials. Some facial comes with the Korean facial massage which i blogged about last week. Feel free to call Aeon Medical and Aesthetic Centre at 6733 2002 to enquire.

Does laser toning really helps ? Yes it does . It’s been a week and i can gradually see the brightening effect. Skin is not as dull as before due to the sun exposure.

Took these pictures in the powder room after laser toning and post treatment facials. I just put on only tinted sunblock , eyeliner and lipstick.

Now that im not modeling for my own online shop , im going for intense laser toning treatment.

It is advisable to go for this treatment once every 2 weeks for the optimum results. After the treatment , you have to protect your skin and stay away from the sun. Always wear sunblock , bring a cap or UV protection umbrella. I have all these 3 in my bag everywhere i go now because the weather is crazily hot and humid these days. My body is soooo tanned right now and i wanna find ways to make mayself fair again.

Aeon Medical and Aesthetic Centre is having an instagram event.

1) Post your visit to Aeon on your instagram

2) Add hashtag #aeonmedical

3) Aeon will choose one person every 2 weeks to give a FREE gift !

It is simple…so if you are a patient at Aeon Medical and Aesthetic Centre , snap a pic of yourself in the clinic and hash tag. And if you have already posted your pictures on instagram few weeks or months or days ago , it is not too late to add this hash tag right now ! You can stand a chance to win a FREE gift from Aeon.

See my collection of sunblock !

The smaller tubes and sample sachets are what i kept in my make up pouch incase i need to top up the sunblock.

For face.

For body.

I bought the sunblock pills from Aeon Medical and Aesthetics Clinic.

If you use sunblock before , you will notice that some sunblocks come with a very strong and particular “sunblock smell”. So the pills comes in handy because i just pop it an hour before i go out. Also , i got the sunplay 130 from Watsons. I love this alot because i never seem to get tanned or burnt badly whenever i use this. The only thing i don’t like is the strong smell and abit sticky/greasy. So  this is good for beaches and pools. The other one is a spray on sunblock from Happy Bath which i bought from Lotte Mall. It is quite cheap about KRW 5,000. I use it during photoshoots because it is not sticky.

Start protecting your skin now before it is too late. When i was young during my JC and Uni days , i love tanned skin and i used to go to beaches often and apply alot of sun tan lotions. Now i regretted doing that because i can see some spots on my arms. Once you started tanning , you need to keep doing it. When you are tanned , the colour masked your imperfections. But once you stopped going and becoming abit fairer , you start to see some uneven skin tones on your body and spots. So…start taking care and protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Just few days ago , i went to NEX mall for Korean bbq with my JC classmate and her baby.

I have Korean BBQ at least once every 3 weeks with Oppa and his friends. Some of his friends own Korean BBQ restaurants so i get to learn from bbq techniques.

I can’t really bbq beef that well and tend to over cook it such that it becomes well-done and very hard to chew.

But im good at pork bellies, prawns and mushrooms BBQ !

Haha yes..mushrooms. All my friends love the way i BBQ mushrooms and prawns.

Anyway , i didnt bring my camera out because it was to heavy..So i used my mobile phone to snap the pictures. It may look abit..hmmmmm not that photogenic but i can tell you that they are very TASTY !

Tips for Korean Pork Belly BBQ !

Always BBQ non-marinated meat first. You don’t want to stain other meats with the marinates.

Try not to flip it more than 3 times. There is this 3 times flipping rule.

Sprinkle some salt on the pork. Some pork have a very strong smell/porkish taste. So if you are someone who doesn’t like that “porkish” smell or taste , the salt will help. Sprinkle the salt when it is still raw so that the salt will dissolve into the meat.

I will put my mushrooms at the sides or bottom where the pork belly oil will slowly dripped down. Ya..abit unhealthy but i don’t put it there for too long. After that , i will transfer it to another side. The oil from the pork belly makes the mushroom very tasty. Then when it turns soft , sprinkle some salt and pepper , mix it and wait for it to become even softer and you are ready to eat it. You may think it is easy but actually need some skill okay. If not , you find your golden mushrooms very tasteless.

Never mix cooked and raw food together. After cooking one set after another.

Cook one set, cut the pork bellies into slices using scissors, put a lettuce on the BBQ plate and put the cooked pork bellies on top. This is so that the pork bellies are still piping hot when you eat it and the lettuce prevent it from getting burnt on the plate. The lettuce also helps to absorb the oil from the meat.

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Paiseh , this one looks not too photogenic because of the plate filled with burnt LA Galbi marinates. LOL…but we changed it after that.

LA Galbi is a kinda of marinated beef in strips.

Well , i will put the golden mushrooms on top of the beef strip. Because the moment when you put the strips on the plate , the marinates on the beef sizzles and it makes the golden mushroom very tasty and nice lol. Once the mushroom turns abit soft , i will take it away to another side of the plate and wait for it to cook while longer , add some salt+pepper and ready to eat !

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You should try it next time !

Ok..that’s all at the moment…

Blog more next time and do look out for Agneselle’s new launches ! Some preview pieces are up and more to come.
Also , we will be giving discount codes to mailing listees only and sometimes only to facebook fans.

Yup , it means sometimes only mailing listees get the code but some times only the facebook fans get the codes.

So be sure to join both sides !

 Im in love with this upcoming collection that i kept all pieces !!!!! Yes..really no joke…

Have a good weekend !

Now that im not modeling for my own online shop , it is time to take good care of my hair. Constant styling dried up my hair. Kinda disappointment when i went to Korea in March hoping to get C-curls done but i couldn’t because of my bad hair condition. The ends were damaged and i have to cut off at least 5 inches if i want to go for C curls.

Whenever my friends are going to Korea, they will message me for hair salons recommendation because i always get my hair done there ( cut , wash , dye and hair treatment ). Prices there are very cheap actually. Cheaper than any salons in shopping malls and their services are impeccable.

Like the one i went in March – Hwamiju Hair Salon. When i walked in , a staff greeted me and gave me the “hair menu” when i asked for it. I told them what i wanted to do which was C-curl perm (and my bf’s mother insisted to the staff and asked for the salon’s top and head stylist to evaluate my hair because she doesn’t want anyone to do my hair just like that. She knows that for good curls , you need to have good hair condition ) . The lady lead us to a wating area where there is a huge sofa , coffee table and magazine . A lady asked if im hungry and what drinks i want. She brought alot of snacks and coffee for us because i told her i was quite hungry. Another lady brought me to a nice locker room to keep my belongings and passed me the key. She then helped me with a robe. And i went back to my seat to have my coffee and snacks . She put a pillow on my lap so that i do not need to strain my neck when i read the magazines. Then she brought me to one of the seats and the head stylist started evaluating my hair and concluded that my ends were damaged so i can’t get it done :(  Either i have to cut 5 inches ( which is long bob hair ) or maybe just next time.

Then , another lady brought me back to my sofa so i can continue my coffee , snacks and magazines while waiting for my bf to cut his hair. Their services are great. I had my hair dyed , treated , cut , wash and blow before. The hair stylist stayed with me from start to end. The only time i have to wait was to wait for her to bring her tools or serums etc.

Whereas in SG , some salons tried to maximize profit and allocated 3 customers to one stylist within the same time slot. I ever had an experience where a simple and basic hair cut , dye , treatment , wash and blow took 5 hours from lunch till almost dinner time.

I remember i have to wait 20 minutes for the stylist to check my hair after the shampoo lady finished applying the hair dye. And then another 20 minutes after washing the dye off before confirming with the shampoo lady what treatment for me and another 20-30 minutes after the treatment wash or stylist to come and another 15 minutes for stylist to come after shampoo lady dry my hair for the stylist to do the final touch up. Spent almost 2 hours waiting for nothing when all could be done in just mere 2-2.5 hrs. Total took 5 hours.

My hair cut , dye , wash , cut and treatment took only 2.5 hours in Korea.

Some of my friends told me they went to some salons in Gangnam and were charged more than $400 for a perm. Well, some salons target tourists and they price it very high. Or you go to those super high end ones then yes maybe it can be very expensive but for a popular local salon chain it should not be that expensive because i was never quoted for that kind of high price. I was quoted only KRW 120,000 for hair dye , 4 steps treatment , cut , wash and blow at a popular local salon chain and KRW 80,000 for C-curl perm at Hwamiju for my hair length and my friend went there for s-curl perm and paid only KRW 120,000. The prices were from the “hair menu”. Perhaps when you go into the salon , instead of asking for price , ask for the menu instead so that you can see the prices yourself. But of cos , some menu are only in Korean so if you can’t understand or read, it will be abit of a challenge. My bf’s mum told me that perms are not very expensive in Korea because alot of people do C-curls or S-curls which are very common and normal.

I got this from Korean internet Naver.com for you guys. But im not sure if this is the updated price list or not ( The source was dated 2013) . So you have to ask to confirm the price again because it depends on your hair conditions , length and what kind of perm you want to do. This is just a guide okay and gives you a rough gauge of the price.

Hwamiju is a popular and good hair salon and has alot of chains. My bf’s m0ther recommended this one to me and im super impressed with the service  ( though i can’t get my hair perm done ).

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First column reflects normal price and 2nd column ( which is the cheaper pricing are local student price ).

Normal perm – KRW 77,000

Fringe Perm – KRW 16,500 ( good for people with fringe and hate to curl your hair or blow your hair everyday after shower . You see Kpop boy bands with perm and curly fringe ? Yup that’s how they do it. They perm it )

Texture perm , Setting perm , Ceramic perm – KRW 88,000

The most expensive one KRW 209,000 is Volume Magic and Setting Perm.

Some people do volume magic at the top part of their hair and setting perm at the bottom. Volume magic is a kind of rebonding which doesn’t flatten your hair like those normal rebonding. The first impression on rebonding is that you will end up with hair that is so flat that sticks to your face. But nope .. i had it done before and this kind of rebonding actually adds volume while keeping your hair straight and doesn’t flatten your hair.

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So , im super determined to get my perms done.

So i need to maintain and get it treated right ?
So during my trip to Korea, i went to buy my 6 steps hair care from Mise-en-scène .

It was a last minute buy just the night before i flew back to SG. I wanted to buy Daenggi moori and another good brand but i couldnt find it at Lotte Mart so i got this cheaper one instead since 2 shampoo + 1 condition is going at a promotional price of KRW 10,000. So i got another 2 tubes of treatment , 2 repair hair oil and 1 hair essence under the same PEARL SHINING RANGE. I love this shampoo because of the smell and it doesnt dry up my hair.

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And i got these 2 too from Olive and Young. I bought 10 packs home. They cost KRW3,900 and KRW 4,500 respectively.

These are hair steam pack .When you go to salon for hair treatment , they coat your hair with some serums or hair oil and steam your hair right ? Now there is the DIY version in Korea, just apply the hair serum/oil (which is included in the pack) and wear the hair cap that was given. You will slowly feel the heat in the cap. Wash off after 20 minutes.

The first one was from Mise En Scene. It is 2 steps treatment. Step 1 , tear open the bottom orange portion and spread the treatment cream on your hair and massage. And then tear the step 2 part where the cap was. Wear the hair cap , fasten it and massage your scalp. You will slowly feel abit of heat and then just wait for 15 minutes before you rinse it off and condition your hair. I tried this and my hair comes out very smooth and smells soooo nice. I do this treatment before i go out so that my hair looks really nice before i go out. Easy to comb , blow and curl with hair curler. Smooth and nice. Cost KRW 3,900 at Olive and Young but it is cheaper in Lotte Mart ( KRW 3,000).

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This was from Mediheal and cost KRW 4,900 at Olive and Young. I cant find it at Lotte Mart. Mediheal has nice and good facial and eye masks too which are available at Olive and Young. I bought their eye patch masks and i love it. I didnt know they have hair steam packs too.

This one is abit different from the one on top. This is just 1 step. The hair cream is already in the cap. So you just need to wear the cap , fasten it and massage your hair and scalp. The heat from this pack is stronger than the one from Mise En Scene. The heat from the Mise En Scene steam pack not that strong but this one i can feel the heat on my scalp. Results also come out with smoother and manageable hair. It smells really good too ! After 15 minutes , just wash off and then condition your hair.

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These are hair saviors because my hair was very dry due to constant styling during shoots. I have been using these for 2 months and so far so good.

Im gonna get my Daenggi Moori shampoos next time.

More K-beauty and K-food in a couple of days – Facials and Food !