House of Roasted Duck @ Jalan Sultan

This review will be brought to you by Joash and I, so it’ll be an #AyeJayThang!
Hopefully, this will be the start of our couple series so you guys can enjoy our different perspectives!We had the chance to try out House of Roasted Duck, which has 2 branches in Singapore; at Jalan Sultan’s Sultan Plaza (newly opened in June 2016!) and Bugis Village.
They serve authentic Hong Kong cuisine, priding themselves in their roasted delights such as the Peking Duck and Roasted Duck.

However, we were pleasantly surprised that their other dishes were just as good too!

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Shrimp Wanton Soup ($8)
Her: The wantons are freshly wrapped everyday and served in a premium broth that’s boiled for over 5 to 6 hours. I love how crunchy the Shrimp Wantons are and how they remind me of Hong Kong with every bite!My mum said they looked really good even just in the photos! When she finally had a chance to try a bowl, she was bowled over. (see what I did there? HAHAHA)


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SIGNATURE: Peking Duck – 2 Styles ($52 for whole)
Her: I’ve always had trouble deciding between which of the two styles of duck to have: Roasted or Peking? Roasted Duck has all the juicy meat, but the Peking duck with the crispy skin is just heavenly! At House of Roasted Duck having the best of both worlds is possible!Him: And having the Peking duck wrapped in the flour crepe 春饼 is definitely one of the must-haves here!


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Rice w Barbecued Pork ($6.80)
Her: The Barbecued Pork is succulent, and nicely balanced with its sweet and savoury taste!

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Twin Combo Noodle (Soy Sauce Chicken and Roasted Pork) $7.80 for the soup version, $8.80 for the dry version.
Her: Their soy sauce chicken is really really good. Its tender and flavourful and MUST be dipped with their special ginger scallion sauce for the perfect taste.
The noodles tend to be on the saltier side because of the sauce, you’ve been cautioned!Him: The noodles have just the right amount of bite, though.


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Congee with Cuttlefish, Fish Slices, Pig Skin & Peanuts ($6.80)
 Her: Mega love for the thick consistency of the porridge! They are also really generous with the ingredients inside this bowl. Special mention to the crispy youtiao! Their congees are painstakingly slow-cooked over a small fire for 3 to 4 hours and uses fresh ingredients as well as premium calrose rice from Australia.
Definitely also my mum’s favourite when I brought her here!Him: THIS. If you want your food to massage it’s way down to your belly and assure you that all is well in the world. THIS. IS. IT. Gonna’ come here and tuck into  a bowl of this delicious goodness whenever the world starts becoming too cruel for my fragile soul. (dramatic much)


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The interior at the Sultan Plaza branch is really cushy so you’d definitely feel super comfortable and fully enjoy your dining experience there!

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Thank you Chef Lau for the delicious meal!
Chef Lau is a native Hong Konger with close to 40 years of local and overseas experience. He was Barbecue chef No. 1  with The Excelsior Hotel & Convention Centre Hong Kong, so he is definitely the connoisseur of roasted delights!Affordably priced, you can enjoy good food at great value! No need to fly to Hong Kong just to enjoy roasted meats and other Hong Kong delights anymore!

House of Roasted Duck is a prestigious restaurant by Gao Ji Food, a popular local heritage brand which has 62 years of experience in F&B. They were awarded Singapore Prestige Brand Award – Heritage Brands category from 2013 -2015 and attained the Most Popular Heritage Brand in 2013.

Newest branch
Address: 100 Jalan Sultan, #01-08 Sultan Plaza S(199001)
Tel: 6297 5490
Operating Hours: 11am – 11pm Daily
Nearest MRT Station: Nicoll Highway Station

Flagship
Address: 233 Victoria Street, Bugis Village
Tel: 6339 6819
Operating Hours: 11am – 11pm Daily
Nearest MRT Station: Bugis MRT Station

For more info, visit:
Gao Ji Food or House of Roasted Duck’s Facebook Page


5 best ways to eat Peking Duck

1. Poutine w Peking DuckAs I’d be heading to Canada for my exchange in August, we thought Poutine topped with Peking Duck would be great! Imagine that extra crispiness on top of all that curd, yummy sauce and fries!

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2. Peking Duck Pizza
Well, we figured if you can have smoked duck pizza, why not Peking Duck right?
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3. If you don’t already know how to enjoy this dish, 
the best way to enjoy the Peking duck is to take a piece of the small and thin pancake in one hand, put three to four slices of the duck onto the pancake, top off with the vegetables and seasonings provided.
Finally, roll up the pancakes with the fillings and eat it!

4. Savoury Mille feuille with alternating layers of crepe and Peking DuckWould prolly look a bit like this.

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5. Peking Duck Lettuce Cups
Definitely a healthier choice!
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Sufood Singapore launches a new menu!

​Dining Gets Even Healthier and More Colourful at SufoodFrom June, customers can look forward to a myriad of fresh new dishes created by the chefs of Sufood Singapore.

Since its arrival to Singapore in 2014, Taiwan’s #1 vegetarian restaurant chain Sufood has been winning over so many fans (vegetarians and non alike) with its innovative stylish approach to healthy dining.

The marriage of fresh ingredients and wholesome cooking methods brings maximum flavour, delectable textures and wellness-boosting dishes to the table – healthy eating has never been this good!

Come 13 June, fans of Sufood will be treated to a myriad of new culinary gems created by the Sufood Singapore team. Sufood tries to shake up their menu at least 2 times in a year, to provide customers with a brand new, never boring experience!

The carefully curated dishes will add an even wider variety of colourful fruits and vegetables to Sufood’s already awesome selection, customised to the local taste buds. With thoughtful cooking techniques, each dish is able to retain its nutritional value, providing a crucial boost to Singapore’s busy urban dwellers.

Here are the highlights of the new additions to the Sufood family!

Cheesy Mushroom Wrap
Really in love with the plating and the generous portions of cheese and mushroom, hugged together in a perfectly toasted wrap.

Creamy Potato Black Bean Soup
This was really delicious and tasted like a cousin of your cream of mushroom! A good alternative for those who hate the shrooms.

Benefits: Aids in maintaining healthy bones

Curry Cheese Calzone

Assorted mushrooms, potatoes, eggs and cheese are oven baked and sautéed in a rich curry sauce. The savoury filling is then folded into a dough pizza pastry and baked till golden.

Benefits: High in protein


Fruity Mixed Grained Rice

Avocados, apples, pineapples and tomatoes add the perfect amount of sweetness to savoury mixed grain rice.

The mouth-watering dish is oven baked with cheese till golden brown.

Benefits: Contains high fibre and aids in improving immunity


Homemade Tomato Soup Pasta

​This comforting dish consists of colourful organic flat pasta simmered in a soup-based tomato pasta sauce and white beech mushrooms, garnished with wheat gluten and sugar snap peas.

Benefits: Aids in breaking down body fats and improving the complexion. Definitely a favourite among the ladies!


Macadamia Fruit Salad

 Whet your appetite with this sweet and smooth mix of macadamia nuts, avocados, sweet potatoes, peach, cherry tomatoes and assorted vegetables, all brought together into a perfect harmony with a pineapple flavoured vinaigrette dressing.

Benefits: Rich source of vitamin A and supports a healthy immune system


Rainbow Fruit Salad

On a hot humid day, go for the Rainbow Fruit Salad which combines refreshing fresh fruits and exotic vegetables such as crystalline ice plants, jambu, cherry radish and figs, paired with a passion fruit yoghurt dressing.

Benefits: Reduces risk of stroke and other cardiovascular diseases


Strawberry Salad
If you like your salad sweet, this is definitely the one to go for.
Really liked the crunchy textures and sweet pineapple and strawberries that changed up the whole salad!

Tossed Assorted Salad

A vibrant medley of corn, red peppers, brinjal, asparagus, deep fried lotus roots and almonds tossed together, served warm with a savoury salad sauce.

Benefits: Aids in maintaining a healthy heart


Roselle Yogurt
Really sour at first but the taste grows on you!
​Definitely a unique dessert.

There were a couple of other dishes I tried that I’d like to mention.
Really liked this mango crepe cake! It has a crusty bottom layer that made it such a joy to eat.
I was initially really apprehensive about eating this appetiser but it turned out really refreshing!
Could I interest you in a star shaped pizza?
The chocolate sauce actually hardens over time on the ice cream, which I thought was pretty cool.
HUGE skewers!!
Everyone’s favourite: Mac and Cheese!
Really delicious stuff crust pizza. Can you believe this is meant for one??

An 8 course meal at Sufood only costs you $29.80, super delicious and value for money!
Ask for some cider as well to clear your palate in between courses.

Make your way down and start healthy eating today!


Sufood Raffles City

252 North Bridge Road, #02-19, Singapore 179103
Tel: (65) 6333 5338Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11.30am – 3pm (last order at 2.30pm)
Dinner: 5.30pm – 10pm (last order at 9.30pm)

Sufood Wheelock Place
501 Orchard Road,#B2-01 Singapore 238880

Tel: (65) 6238 8308

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 10.00am – 5.00pm
High Tea: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Dinner: 5.00pm – 10.00pm

Website: www.sufood.com.sg
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sufood.singapore
Instagram: @Sufoodsingapore
Email: feedback@sufood.com.sg

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Ezbuysg’s PRIME – my Taobao haul!

 Oh my god. 
How do you stop shopping on Ezbuy???
There’s just simply too much selection at ridiculously cheap prices!!!

Ezbuy is the new 65 daigou, if you didn’t already know. 
Now, you no longer have to fret over not being able to read all the chinese words in Taobao.
It’s much cheaper because you’re shopping directly from the countries of origin, which bypasses any importers, exporters, distributors or retailers!

I’m here to spasm about all my amazing Ezbuy loots 
but also to share with you the Prime service that Ezbuy offers. 

With Prime, you pay just $2.99 for unlimited shipping! 
Regardless of the size, weight or quantity of your items, you’d be able to save tons on shipping fees!

You’d also get instant upgrades to SVIP membership and enjoy 50% savings off agent fee on Prime orders.
This includes all Buy-For-Me services such as Purchasing, Inspection and After-sales support.

Now, let’s check out my Taobao Haul ordered via Prime~!
(Including the pink satin cap and grey crop top as seen in the image above)

They were only: 
Knit Cap Sleeve Tee – $5.76. I vouch for the material. 
Satin Pink and Black Cap – $5.38. Loveeeee how it looks! Basic points uppppp

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Love these AA inspired shorts! Duper comfy and they come w pockets.
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LOVE the colour of these brushes!
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Got my boy this LA cap heh

MY VERDICT
PRIME has really fast and efficient service!
I ordered on 5th July and picked up my items on 13 July.

The unlimited shipping that you get for only $2.99 is definitely a huge plus!
Now, you can order as much as you like.

Although I mainly bought fashion items but they have a tons of other stuff, ranging from Sports and Outdoors, Home and Garden as well as Men’s Fashion!

If you still don’t have an Ezbuy account, I’m totally judging.
Register for an Ezbuy account now with my link below and get Free $10 Shopping Credits!!! bit.ly/amandayong65

See ya on the other side!

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ClearSK Medi-Aesthetics launches luxurious new outlet – Club ClearSK!

Visited the exclusive ClearSK® Club, the newest centre by ClearSK® Medi-Aesthetics at Stadium Walk last month! 
It boasts of four luxurious treatment rooms, two consultation rooms, a diagnostic room for face, body analysis as well as before- and after- photo comparisons. 
Super spacious as it is a 3,000 sq. foot outlet!
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Loft Lounge Area
The Club ClearSK® is open to all clients and members receive one (1) monthly free trial treatment worth a min. of $300 and also enjoy usage of the Club ClearSK® Lounge – a large loft space with natural sunlight in a quiet oasis at its newest Stadium Walk location within Leisure Park Kallang.  Membership also includes:

  • monthly privileges with participating partners as well as 
  • 10% off for treatments storewide.

Why wouldn’t you sign up?

ClearSK, Singapore’s largest chain of aesthetics centres (12 outlets in total now), has the most complete aesthetic medical solutions for Face, Body and now, also the most revolutionary medical solutions even for hair.​  With treatments designed by doctors, you’re definitely in good hands!

You’d feel really pampered here, with the cushy couches for you to relax in while waiting for your turn as well as during the session. Love the super lux interiors and TWG Tea as well as wine is provided here!

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Personal Treatment Room
In house products used by Clear SK which you can buy home!
There’s even an area for you to do your makeup and hair after you’re done for the day!
Decided to do a hair analysis because my dad is balding and I was quite afraid that those genes would pass on to me. 
But seems  like my hair is still doing alright, so yay!
Super accurate body composition analysis machine which allows you to find out which areas of your body you should target!

New Treatments!

ClearSK launched a whole slew of new treatments which targets the body, face and hair. 

1. Medi-Slimming Technology – TwinSculpt

TwinSculpt is the latest fat-freeze technology from Europe that allows two body parts to be treated simultaneously. This twin treatment cuts treatment time down by half, and lasts from between 45 to 70 minutes.

The treatment uses advanced cryo-therapy (fat-freezing) technology to freeze adipose tissues (layer of fat under skin) in sub-zero temperatures with a vacuum suction to break down fat tissues through apoptosis (natural cell death process in body that occurs daily).

Two applicators are used to draw the fatty issues into the handle by creating a vacuum that reduces blood flow to the adipose cells. This facilitates fat freezing and the body’s natural process of fat elimination via the lymphatic drainage system.

It is recommended that you do the TwinSculpt treatment every four to six weeks for the best results. The treatment can be done on several areas such as the tummy, flanks, thighs, back, underarms, elbows and even on the under chin area.

​No down-time is needed for this treatment!

2. Medi-Aesthetics Technology (for Skin) – TwinLift

Originating from the U.S. and developed by ClearSK over years of research with medical advisory, TwinLift is the first twin treatment programme targeted at lifting both upper and inner skin layers simultaneously.

The treatment uses High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to target areas of skin ageing and penetrates up to 3.5 – 4.5mm deep into the inner skin layer (without hurting the upper skin layer) to reach the subcutaneous & collagen skin layers. The Ultrasound waves will then stimulate new collagen to strengthen the inner skin layers over a period of time.

While collagen is regenerating within the inner skin, the treatment is combined with Radiofrequency to give an immediate boost to the upper skin layer (epidermis). This twin combination helps to achieve firmer skin and reduced appearances of wrinkles for a longer period of time.

The treatment is non-invasive and has no down-time and a treatment session lasts for at least 40 minutes. Depending on the skin’s laxity condition, it is recommended to do four to six sessions at bi-weekly to monthly intervals.

3. Medi-Hair Technology – TwinLaser Hair Infusion

For a healthier scalp and reduced hair fall, the TwinLaser Hair Infusion treatment is a medi-hair growth programme designed by medical advisory for ClearSK. Also a twin treatment programme, the TwinLaser uses lasers of specific wavelength, followed by the infusion of Hair Growth Active Nutrients to stimulate hair regrowth from its roots.

The specific wavelength laser energy stimulates the formation of new hair follicle cells and encourages the hair cells to remain active in their growth phase (growing 1 cm every month). Hair growth active nutrients are then infused to lock in all the goodness back into the scalp – regulating and restoring healthy cells and promoting strong hair growth from the roots up.
The two-in-one treatment lasts for 60 minutes with no down-time and helps protect and enrich the scalp to ensure healthy and strong growth for current hair and new hair. Results can be seen from as early as the sixth treatment.


Goodbye freckles!

After hearing so much about the amazing services that Clear SK provides, I consulted Doctor Shiau and decided to fix an appt to tackle the pigmentation on my cheeks. 
Although some say that freckles are cute, but if you don’t take care of them, 
they will grow in size in the long run!

I didn’t wanna wake up with large spots on my face in the future so decided to try out the Dr Pigment Twin Laser Program to get rid of the pigmentation before it’s too late!

The Twin Laser solves 2 problems at one go by using 2 different lasers: 
1. Lighten pigmentation at upper skin surface (using Pigment N-laser)
2. Prevent its reoccurrence by targeting underlying growth factors in your veins (using Pigment Y-laser which utilises dual yellow and green laser light. This tech helps to halt the production of pigmentation and reduces discolouration and recurrences significantly.)

You may ask, what are these underlying growth factors??
Well, they are in our veins that circulate blood throughout our body. 
When we are stressed, experience heat or hormonal issues, our veins expand and this stimulates the melanin on our skin to expand with it. 
This causes the pigmentations to appear or grow darker. 

The green laser first targets the melanin, the principle component of pigmentation. 
Some might experience darkening first instead, but the skin will renew and the pigment will come off after a few days (This happened for me!)
Others might experience a lightening of the targeted area straight off after treatment. 

The yellow light targets and penetrates deeper into the skin to prevent the pigments from expanding whenever your skin is influenced by external factors. 

.Stubborn pigmentation problems are actually commonly experienced by Singaporeans and can come in a few forms – freckles, age spots, melasma etc. 
These are usually caused by ageing, sun damage, genes, hormones, the environment and lack of protective skin care habits (not using sunblock, resulting in over-active melanin production).
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Visited the branch at Scotts Medical Centre, #07-01, Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Road, 228210. Pic Credit to owner.
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Long walkway showing the many treatment rooms available
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Free tea and coffee available.
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Wow they even sell makeup!
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Check out their awards gallery
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They applied some numbing cream for me before the treatment so I wouldn’t feel any pain.
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Mega love for lounge area! Super cosy
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Time for the treatment to begin!
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I had to wear the goggles to protect my eyes from the lasers. Here’s Dr Shiau zapping away at my freckles.
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Cooling down.
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Ended the treatment with a mask and thought I looked really funny hahahha
I really enjoyed the treatment and trust me, the results are visible!
My freckles are now lighter. 
But of course, you need a few treatments to totally get rid of them. 

ClearSK is currently running an NDP Promo for the treatment I did, find out more here: ​http://www.clearskgroup.com/pigment-free-skin/


For more info, visit http://www.clearskgroup.com/ or call 6100 6886

They have 5 other outlets you could visit: 
– Scotts Medical Centre
– Novena Medical Centre
– Velocity
– Tampines
– Jurong East

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SkinPerfect Sg – Pure O2 Oxygen Facial Treatment {Review}

My first facial at Skin Perfect was so good that I had to go back for a second!This time, I tried the Pure O2 Oxygen Facial Treatment ($199 for 70 mins), also at the Liat Towers branch (5 mins walk from Orchard MRT Station)

We all know or can kinda interpret that Oxygen would be good for your skin. 
​But how does it work exactly?

​We’re about to find out. 

Before the actual oxygen treatment begins, the skin care specialist will first exfoliate your skin to ensure that it is free of dirt and excess oils.
This also allows the skin to better absorb all the goodness later!
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Pic Credit to Followmywanders, Tina Goh
After the exfoliation and a mild facial steam, oxygen is introduced directly into the skin’s pores. The oxygen used is usually treated with a number of supplements that are good for the skin, such as vitamins, to help the skin retain its firmness and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.

The procedure is painless and requires no harsh chemical peels. The whole point is to oxygenate the skin so that it can heal itself more quickly!

Benefits:
Unlike micro-derma abrasion and other methods of smoothing out the skin for a more even tone, oxygen facials do not usually cause any side effects, such as stinging, itching, or burning.

The method of delivery used in order to pump oxygen into the skin is gentle, which makes the treatment a viable option for those with sensitive skin, and those who have difficulties with injections or other harsh treatments to get rid of wrinkles.

After an oxygen facial, one can resume normal activities right away and even apply makeup or lotion without worrying about how the skin will react! No down time!

The infusion of oxygen and vitamins is great for the skin because it encourages the growth of new cells as well as collagen. This treatment may also rejuvenate skin that has been exposed to pollutants, such as tobacco smoke and other toxins that starve cells of their oxygen. 

In addition, while some treatments can cost hundreds of dollars, an oxygen facial is definitely less expensive than Botox injections or other chemical facial fillers. This treatment has even been used to get rid of acne scars, as it is believed that the infusion of oxygen helps the skin to create new cells at a faster rate and reduce the appearance of blemishes.

I’m sure you’d be really interested to try out the facials at Skin Perfect for yourself now!

SkinPerfect is currently running a GSS promo!
Enjoy a FREE Face Consultation and a 8-Step SkinSaver Treatment at SkinPerfect with GSS promo code “Amanda Yong”.

Visit www.skinperfect.com.sg/promotions to make your booking today!

Locations of SkinPerfect, Singapore
Orchard – 541 Orchard Road, #21-03/04 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881
6235 7377
Jurong East – 3 Gateway Drive, Westgate, #03-26, Singapore 608532
6425 6966
Toa Payoh – Blk 177 Toa Payoh Central #01-142, Singapore 310177
6252 0188
Parkway Parade – 80 Marine Parade Road #04-07, Parkway Parade, Singapore 449269
6345 1663
Yishun Central – Blk 931 Yishun Central, #01-105, Singapore 760931
6532 0188
Tampines One – 10 Tampines Central 1, #04-30/31/32, Tampines 1, Singapore 529536
6782 3688
www.skinperfect.com.sg
www.facebook.com/SkinPerfect.Sg

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Dr D Aesthetics – Venus Legacy

Having previously attended the Gorgeous From Every Angle event hosted by Venus Concepts, I was exposed to their non-surgical aesthetic technologies which are well known to be safe yet effective.

Popular among local celebrities like Paul Foster and my fave Fann Wong, I was curious to try out the treatments for myself and witness its magic!

Hence, I made an appt with Dr D Aesthetics Medical Clinic who uses their machines. 

Newly opened in March this year and conveniently located at Middle Road, you’re in good hands with Dr David. 

Dr. D Aesthetics provides a holistic approach to aesthetics.  Using the latest clinically proven, non-invasive and non-surgical technologies for their treatments; they are tailored individually to provide patients with the most cost effective treatments, at the same time minimizing the pain and downtime that patients would experience to enhance their looks and radiate their skin from within. All their medical aesthetic treatments are FDA-approved. 

Look at all the awards and accreditation that Dr David has gotten over the years!
After a short consultation with Dr David, we decided to use the Venus Legacy and target the cellulite on my upper thighs, near my bum area.

Here’s some info about the Venus Legacy - 

VENUS LEGACY – BODY CONTOURING & CELLULITE REDUCTION
Venus Legacy™ is one of the latest machines for combating stubborn fat areas and cellulite. It combines VariPulse™ technology with proven 3D™ MP2  energy, causing it to travel deeper into the skin; resulting in increased blood circulation, immediate plumping, and glowing skin.
Features of Legacy:

  • Non-invasive and minimal downtime
  • Comfortable procedure
  • Non-surgical Body Contouring, Wrinkle Reduction, Circumferential Reduction, Skin Tightening, stretch marks, and cellulite reduction
  • Legacy utilizes multi-polar radio frequency and Pulsed Magnetic fields which produce a soothing and therapeutic heat matrix over the skin
I was quite nervous because from the teaser experience I had at the event, 
I knew that it would be a little hot and painful at times.
The heat was necessary to be effective, and like I always say, beauty comes at a price right?
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First, they put some cooling gel to make the process more bearable.
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The aesthetician then used the handpiece to go over and over the targeted area. The handpiece was heated up until it started to hurt and she decreased the temp.
The whole process lasted 10 mins for each side (felt like the longest 10 mins of my life).

​However, the results were astonishing.
​I kid you not, no photoshop was done. 

I was standing in the exact positions before and after. 
Just look at the distance the side of my thighs are from the side of the frames before and after the Venus Legacy treatment!

This is super exciting because it can also be done to your upper arms, waist, abdomen areas to target stubborn extra fats. 
Venus Legacy can also remove stretch marks, which is really awesome.

Definitely gotta make an appt with Dr David and try it out for yourself!


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DR DAVID NG WK
Medical Director
MBChB (Leicester, UK)

258 Middle Road #01-01, Singapore 188987
Mon-Fri 10am – 9pm | Sat 10am – 7pm 

tel: 63334401 | fax: 63334402 | m: (65) 9827 7722 
edavid@drdaesthetics.com

https://www.facebook.com/DrDAesthetics


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Unboxing the Asus ZenFone Max


Was really excited to receive the ASUS Zenfone Max and couldn’t wait to unbox it!

Introducing the latest Android 5.0 (Lollipop) smartphone with a high-capacity 5000mAh battery that can function as a built-in power bank to charge other electronic devices. (Definitely my favourite feature hehe)

The Zenfone Max also has an IPS display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and a 13MP camera with laser auto focus technology for a nearly-instant focusing time of just 0.03 seconds. 

Here’s what’s so special about the Zenfone Max summarized: 

Ultimate energy: Over a day of 3G talk time and up to 38 days of standby from powerful, low-depletion 5000mAh lithium-polymer battery

Ultimate convenience: Built-in, easy-to- use power-bank capability boosts or even fully charges other devices on the go. Using the feature is as quick and simple as connecting a second device to ZenFone Max’s micro-USB port using a USB on-the- go (OTG*) cable and sitting back. 
No need to bring out another powerbank!

H Ultimate display: Beautiful 5.5-inch IPS HD panel with latest-generation Corning ® Gorilla ® Glass 4 offers double the drop-damage resistance as well as a  2.5x increase in retained strength and is 85% less likely to break in daily use — making it safer and stronger than ever before.

 Ultimate speed: 13MP PixelMaster camera with ultra-fast laser auto-focus for point-and- shoot simplicity and total clarity in just 0.03 seconds
You guys know that phone cameras are my life right?

​Here’s a pic to testify my trust  in their camera (no edit!!): 

ZenFone Max is a slim 5.2mm, and available in two classic colours to complement casual or businesswear — Pure White and Osmium Black.

The Black has a Leathery finish and the White has an Eggshell Finish (someone go touch an egg and tell me how to describe that LOL)
Well, they sent me a black one but I would have loved to see the white version!
ASUS ZenFone Max (ZC550KL) is available at ASUS brand stores, ASUS authorised dealers, Singtel, and StarHub at $249.

Will be sharing more about my experience with the phone really soon, so stay tuned!


SPECIFICATIONS 

ASUS ZenFone Max (ZC550KL)

Processor 64-bit, quad-core Qualcomm ® Snapdragon ™ 410 running at 1.2GHz

Operating system ASUS ZenUI with Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

Display 5.5-inch with 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS LCD with Corning ® Gorilla ® Glass 4
Bluelight Filter for Eye Care

PixelMaster cameras 
Rear: 13MP, f/2.0-aperture with laser auto-focus and dual-color Real Tone

LED flash
Front: 5MP, f/2.0-aperture, 85-degree wide-angle lens
PixelMaster features include Low Light mode, Backlight (Super HDR) mode, Beautification mode, Professional (manual-settings) mode

Memory and storage
16GB ROM
2GB LPDDR3 RAM
Micro SD card slot (up to 64GB supported)

Touch
Industry-leading 60ms touch response time
Fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating
Support glove touch

Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Category 4 LTE and Bluetooth ® 4.0

Connectors 3.5mm audio jack, Dual micro-SIM

Battery 5000mAh non-removable lithium-polymer

Colors Black, White

Dimensions (H x W x D) 156 x 77.2 x 10.5~5.2mm

Weight 202g


oh em gee the white looks so good right there
Dual SIM is definitely useful. No need for both a personal and office phone anymore!

To find out more about Asus’s products, head over to their Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/ASUSmobileSingapore/?fref=ts
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Klarity {Review}

Your skin definitely deserves clarity!

I’m back to introduce to you an award winning brand, Klarity!
(Their Lasertox Slim Up won the Best Facial Shaping Mask award by Singapore Women’s Weekly Best Beauty Buys 2015!)

Klarity is developed through cosmetic-science & high medical-grade ingredients to give your skin the radiance it deserves!

Klarity introduces the first Halal-certified functional skin care in Singapore. Their brand aims to provide functional skin care solutions with no down time, non-invasive and skin friendly ingredients – no paraben. It is straight-forward, fix and improve targeted concerns with driven results. 

Here are 2 of the products I got to try: 

 Diamond Glow Overnight Masque – Infinite skin regeneration

A rich overnight mask that recalls your skin’s original DNA and restores it to its best condition, experience a natural skin lifting effect for instant plumpness and visibly younger looking complexion!
The Diamond Glow Overnight Masque activates your skin’s natural moisture defences and promotes your skin’s collagen production. 

The formula glides on and melts into your skin (like how marshmellows melt in your mouth) where it works its magic while you sleep!

The moisture levels of your skin are not only restored instantly but also kept deeply moisturized throughout the night. Upon application, you can feel a slight tightness in your skin. This is a good thing!! For your skin is plumped and lifted. 

Looks simple enough yeah? No more excuses for not maintaining the moisture of your skin!

Here’s a closer look of what makes up this magical product

Whether you’re that athelete constantly exposing your skin to sun, or staying in aircon for long hours causing your skin to dry up and lose its firmness;  you can now revitalize your skin in 3 easy steps with Klarity’s Diamond Glow Overnight Masque!
Simply leave on overnight and be prepared to take a #nofilter #iwokeuplikethis #selfie because your skin would be THAT good!

Your alternative to 8 hours of beauty sleep (;


Oxymud

With this revolutionary product, Klarity brings your skin a whole new experience!
Oxymud Cacao Duo Cleanse and Renewal Mask provides an extraordinary skin cleansing experience to combat all your skin troubles and enhance your skin’s renewal process. Watch as the chocolate mud changes into delicate oxygen bubbles that pamper your skin!

The cocoa power has the ability to enhance skin vitality while encouraging the production of natural skin softeners. The mask is also capable of exfoliation, which improves and softens your skin; allowing it to remain hydrated with improved elasticity for a youthful, radiant complexion!

This chocolate mask can even serve as a makeup removal, how handy!

Enjoy a total of up to 11 benefits with all the goodness in this 30ml tub!
– Gentle Exfoliation
– Deep Cleansing
– Purifying
– Repairing
– Firming
– Smoothing
– Soothing
– Hydrating
– Rejuvenating
– Anti-aging
– Brightening

 If you’re interested to find out more about the main ingredients as well as how each individual item helps your skin, read below: 
Formulated in Singapore, using French technology and made in France; your skin is definitely in good hands!
Give your skin the best, and it will thank you back for sure!

Quote <amandaxklarity> to attend Klarity’s workshop at a promotional price of only $10 (usual $30), whereby they will teach you how to care for your skin with Klarity’s products, receive a goodie bag worth $69 as well as some vouchers. Light refreshments will also be provided and there are prizes to be won.

The details will be up on their Facebook page, so head over and check it out! 


All Klarity products are available at www.luxola.com as well as the following outlets below:

SaSa:
Jurong Point
Bedok Mall
Parkway Parade
Novena Square
Junction 8
Plaza Singapura
Vivo City
Holland Village
Nex Serangoon
Tampines 1
Wisma Atria
Causeway Point
Westgate
Lot 1 CCK

BHG Singapore:
Bugis Junction
Tampines 1
Juntion 8
Lot 1 CCK
Clementi Mall

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