YOTEL Singapore

YOTEL bed

Last month, I finally checked out YOTEL Singapore and I was pleasantly surprised by my experience there! Definitely one of the better staycations I’ve been to, I love how YOTEL is aeroplane/spaceship themed. Not only does it mean futuristic vibes, expect space efficiency like their reclining beds! Although the cabin may look small at first, the high ceilings make up for it so that you don’t feel claustrophobic. And of course, there’s that gorgeous city view that you can look out at while you’re showering.

Here’s a closer look at the Premium Queen View Cabin!

YOTEL - Queen with View Cabin

Notice how the bottom of the bed has a gap large enough for your luggage.

The bed is YOTEL’s Signature SmartBed™ with Serta cool action gel memory foam mattress (sounds cheem) but just know that it is SUPER comfortable and perfect for watching shows on the 40″ tv and sleeping (of course).

As you can see, you can shower whilst looking out towards the city! Definitely a new and interesting experience. I was on one of the highest floors so I wasn’t really worried that anyone would see me.

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YOTEL provides quality shower amenities by Urban Skincare so you don’t have to fret about using your own! Some hotels provide really low quality ones that make your hair dry as grass, but I assure you that you will experience no such thing at YOTEL.

Other great things about the cabin include

  • Free super-fast WiFi and free calls within Singapore (perfect for business travellers and for contacting loved ones back home)
  • Hairdryer, iron and ironing board
  • Technowall with mood lighting (If you scroll back up, you’d notice those purple lights along the bed)
  • Electronic laptop safe
  • 63 channels to watch the latest movies, premium TV shows and the best sports action in full HD

There are many other hidden secret compartments in the room that I’d leave you guys to find, no fun if I spill all the beans yeah?

Let’s go for a tour in the rest of the hotel!

YOTEL - Lobby

This is the lobby, otherwise referred to as Mission Control. All the desktops you see on the left, allow hotel guests to do self check in and check out. This really reduces your waiting time as you do not need to see a counter staff (unless you’re facing some issues). The standard check-in time is any time after 2pm and check-out is any time before 12pm.

YOTEL - Robots

Almost definitely my favourite feature of the hotel, YOTEL has their own robots, Yoshi and Yolanda! If you want them to visit you at your room and see them in action, simply call Mission Control and ask the robots to send up an extra towel or other amenities.

Yolanda sings while she’s leaving your room, super cute for a IG video! The kids love them too.

YOTEL - Pool

Find some time to chill beside the pool or go for a swim!

YOTEL - Pool Dusk

I swear it looks even prettier at night.

Grains & Hops - Entrance

The pool is located just beside Grains and Hops, YOTEL’s restaurant and bar. Breakfast is served here too!

YOTEL - Breakfast Setup Close Up

As YOTEL is located right in the heart of the city, along Orchard Road; there are plenty of food options down the street. However, if you’re looking to eat in YOTEL, try the Angus Beef at Grains and Hops.

Grains & Hops - Roasted Angus Beef

For the adrenaline junkies and hardcore gym fanatics, YOTEL also has a smashing gym! You’d find the gym opposite the restaurant.

The wall decor is great for a post-workout photo too!

YOTEL - Gym Angle

Basic but sufficient to keep your body pumped up.


 

Well that’s the end of my tour for you!

If you’re really enticed and wanna book a YOTEL stay for yourself, stay 3 nights or more and enjoy 15% off!

As they always say, the early bird catches the worm. Book early and enjoy attractive discounts too.

Sign up as a member and enjoy exclusive perks! The membership is free, with instantaneous benefits.

  • Unlock an extra 15% off your room bookings with YOTEL membership, available on no other booking sites.
  • Complimentary high speed WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • 20% discount at Grains & Hops
  • Best rate promise

I can’t wait to be back already!


YOTEL Singapore
366 Orchard Road
Singapore 238904
Google Map Link

GENERAL INQUIRIES
By phone: +65 6866 8000
By email: singapore.contact@yotel.com

ROOM RESERVATIONS
By email: singapore.contact@yotel.com

PR ENQUIRIES
PRecious Communications 
By phone: +65 3151 4760
By email: yotel@preciouscomms.com

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Show Your Love With Floral Garage!

Floral Garage

Flowers – do we really need a special occasion before we can gift them?

Although often deemed as a waste of money by those who are more “realistic”, it is no doubt that they put a smile on the receiver’s face. Blooms never fail to brighten up someone’s day and can effortlessly transform a space. From dull to full of life, from boring to artistic.

I love how flowers are used to show how much the sender is thinking about you. The sender spent that money, just to see the smile on your face. And I think that moment, that thought, that love, is priceless.

Although fresh flowers will probably always be popular, I am really welcoming the trend of dried flowers or preserved flowers because they can last for a much longer time! This makes dried / preserved flowers not only ideal for decorating spaces, they can also be used and reused constantly as photography props (hehehe). The Enchanted Rose is a preserved red rose in a jar, resembling the one in Beauty and the Beast! It can last for up to 1 year and if kept in its casing, up to 10 years; making your every penny worth!

Other specialities include the veggie bouquet (https://floralgaragesg.com/product/delightful-vegetables/) that can be eaten later (perf for the practical mummy), as well as one of the lowest priced freestyle bouquets at $34.90 only! (https://floralgaragesg.com/product/r00-freestyle-bouquet/).

Get your flowers from Floral Garage today!

Although there are many florists in Singapore to choose from, it is important to purchase from a florist that is reliable, provides great customer service and maintains high quality in their floral products.

I’m sure that many of you are aware of florist boo-boos whereby Valentine’s Day was messed up due to late deliveries, or mix-ups in the orders. Here’s the article by Mothership, summarizing that unfortunate event.

Entrust Floral Garage’s dedicated and talented team that will provide efficient flowers delivery service! You may contact them for same day floral delivery and urgent bouquets as well.

They even offer floral subscription services, allowing you to pre-plan your orders within the next few months. This can be done on a regular schedule (eg. once a week, once a month) or based on occasions (like anniversaries and birthdays). Never forget a special date again! Floral Garage even calls you one week beforehand as a reminder of the special day and also to check if you’d like any changes to be made. Feel free to customize your bouquet to add that personal touch. A 3 month subscription plan would cost $200, with free delivery on the first order. You’d also receive credits which can be used to offset future purchases.

More than just flowers

Floral Garage also sells party supplies like banners and buntings, helium balloons, party ware and more, making them a one-stop solution for all your party needs.

Check out their flower gift baskets and hampers as well! You’d be happy to know that there is free delivery for all hamper purchases.

They also sell a range of soft toys and terrariums. Terrariums are minimalistic and space-efficient, allowing you to decorate your room or desk without taking up too much room. Terrariums are also really easy to care for, making them ideal for the busy Singaporean in you.

Giving back to society

Last but not least, what I like the most about Floral Garage is that they make it a point to give back to society. Their most recent give-back was held on International Womens’ Day (8 March) where they held a non-profit floral arrangement workshop for low-income women and mummies.

Over the years, Floral Garage has also raised funds for animal shelters and donated materials for flag days.

It is always nice to support a socially-conscious brand, especially local ones! #supportlocal

With this I say, show them you love them with Floral Garage.

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Achieve the perfect body with Shiro Aesthetics and Venus Legacy

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I am no stranger to the Venus Legacy and I’ve reviewed it in 2016 here. Was already impressed by what in can do back then and my stance remains unchanged!

The Venus Legacy treatment provides a non-surgical alternative for skin tightening and body contouring, including cellulite, wrinkle and circumferential reductions. It is the first of its kind to harness a 4D technology, which combines:

(1) Multi-Polar RF – this enables painless and speedy homogenous heating that reaches multiple tissue depths.

(2) Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields – a technology that has established itself in decades worth of traditional medicine for its regenerative benefits.

(3) Vari-Pulse – this feature allows for flexible pulsed suction used in the treatment’s deep energy penetration, lymphatic drainage and stimulating circulation.

(4) RealTime Thermal Feedback – incorporating a hands-free thermometer and an on-screen visual feedback graph, this feature allows for constant tissue contact.

Together, they enable the Venus Legacy to effectively perform safe and reliable treatments that generate instantaneous results.

This time, I handed my body to Shiro Aesthetics, located at the heart of town at Mandarin Gallery. Shiro Aesthetics is a medi-spa, located just beside Shiro Aesthetic Clinic. This makes it super convenient for you to pop by the Shiro Aesthetic Clinic and consult Medical Director Dr Zhang Yijun, who’s probably the most candid, funny and personable doctor I’ve ever met. Dr Zhang can provide consultations for your skin with regards to botox and fillers; as well as for weight management and body contouring.

Dr Zhang posseses a medical degree and post graduate Family Medicine qualification at the National University of Singapore. He obtained his postgraduate Diploima in Practical Dermatology at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. If you’d like to stalk him, visit his Instagram @offdutydr. You’re welcome (;

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After saying hi to Doctor Zhang, I popped over to Shiro Aesthetics, the medi-spa to try out the Venus Legacy treatment. I chose to target my tummy area which has a ugly bulge that I’ve been wanting to get rid of for a long time.

The female beautician at Shiro Aesthetics explained that the Venus Legacy treatment is completely painless and basically involves running the machine over the targeted area for 30 mins. It just feels a bit hot and repeatedly vibrates over the area.

<Inserting my ugly before photo here> Notice my tummy bulge.

You’d be provided with a tube to change into, preventing your clothes from getting wet.

The Glide helps the applicator to glide smoothly over the targeted area during the treatment process (get it? hahahah)

Throughout the process, all you feel is a warm sensation on the targeted area. If it gets too hot, let the beautician know and she will reduce the temperature.

But no pain, no gain right? Tahan the heat until you really can’t take it.

Here’s how the machine looks like.

You’re done in about 30 mins! However, I advise you to come either before you eat lunch or like mid-afternoon, after your lunch is digested.

After the session, your tummy will look red like a lobster (as seen in the above pic). This is a good sign as it means that there’s blood circulation and the Venus Legacy is working its magic on your body!

Another benefit of the Venus Legacy is that it reduces bloating and tummy gas.

You’re also advised to drink more water after the session as your body loses water in the process.


SO, does it really work?

Here is my chance to include a super sexy photo of me!!

TADAHHHH. So you see, Venus Legacy works wonders!!!

Hahahaha but say real though, here’s a picture of me 1 day after my first session.

Feels like I’m sharing my baby bump photo but #ShiroAesthetics #VenusLegacy #notpregnant

You can still see that I have a slight bulge, but the therapist said that it’ll take a few sessions. I’m not really worried though, that’s how much I trust the Venus Legacy.

 

There are no free miracles in this world. Which means, you still need to do moderate exercise and diet! Don’t expect to binge like mad and then use Venus Legacy to get your dream body ok.

For instant results, try liposuction.


Indulge yourself in clinical grade beauty services as Shiro Aesthetics adopts a scientific and clinical approach in their plethora of treatments, targeting the face, skin and body.

I only tried one of the many services at Shiro Aesthetics, so if you have any other concerns; feel free to check out all they have to offer at http://www.shiroaesthetics.com.sg/!

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Kevin Murphy’s Hydrate.Me Haircare Line is THE shampoo you gotta try!

Kevin murphy

Don’t ever forget pamper your crown of glory!

This time, I’m treating my hair to Kevin Murphy’s HYDRATE-ME range.

But wait! Who is this Kevin Murphy?

Kevin is a super zai hair stylist from Australia and is best known in the industry for creating the ‘beach hair’ look. He has worked with many models for fashion shoots and shows but struggled to find quality styling products that fulfilled his needs as an editorial stylist.

So what does the man do? He creates his own professional haircare line that not only filled a void in the world of session styling, but also super easy for consumers like me and you to use. With advanced skincare technology, he managed to create products with weightless texture and gentle formulas using natural ingredients.

Everyone throws “natural ingredients” around like free, so let me be a lil more specific. His products feature vitamins and amino acids that work to repair and thicken your hair. You can also indulge your hair with weightless moisturizers that smoothen and soften your hair. Antioxidants from fruits and flowers are added to reduce hair breakage and chemical damage.

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All KEVIN.MURPHY products are sulphate-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free (yay!!)
You’d be happy to know that all packaging is 100% recyclable! I especially love the packaging cause it’s sleek but also makes it really easy to squeeze the product out!

Perfectly in line with the new reduce plastic movement. As mentioned, the haircare products are created using gentle formulas and natural ingredients to repair your hair.
The HYDRATE.ME range is especially suitable for people who live in dry climates or has naturally
dry hair. My hair is dry beyond measure due to constant colouring and bleaching so I really need some help.

Before

As you can see, my hair is really wispy, dry and coloured.

Not to mention damaged and bleached and beyond the brink of saving.

So no harm trying out and praying this new range saves my hair!


 


The HYDRATE-ME.WASH is a Kakadu Plum infused moisture delivery shampoo.

Key features and benefits

 Sulphate and Paraben free, smoothing of hair, adds shine and moisture, creates silky feel, pH 6.3 to 7.0

 Contains Kakadu Plum, native to the Australian Northern Territory. This fruit has the highest concentration on Vitamin C of any known plant
 Contains Bergamot Essential Oil, a natural source of Vitamin C
 Contains Hydrolysed Silk Extracts, smoothing the surface of the hair to lock-in moisture
 Contains Vitamin A, an antioxidant and cellular renewal ingredient that smoothes the appearance of the hair shaft and increases elasticity derived from palm oil
 Contains Vitamin C, which stimulates production of Elastin and Collagen, maintaining hair’s lustre and elasticity. It also maintains colour whilst preventing the loss of hair and premature greying. Vitamin C is a natural detoxifier and aids in improving scalp circulation
 Contains Jojoba Esters, adds moisture to the hair, makes hair more resilient to tangles, and avoids damage and split ends
 Contains Shea Butter, delivery moisture to dry or damaged hair from the roots to the very tips. Protecting against weather damage, dryness and brittleness. Absorbs quickly and completely into hair and scalp without clogging the cuticle. It is particularly beneficial for heat-treated hair (straightened/curled)
 Contains Evening Primrose Oil, which is high in Omega 6, hydrates and softens the hair. Contains Phospholipids that are hydrophilic, sucking moisture from the air around and draw it to the hair


HYDRATE-ME.RINSE is a Kakadu Plum infused moisture delivery conditioner.
Key features and benefits

 Sulphate and Paraben free, smoothing, adds shine and moisture, creates silky feel, pH 4.5 – 5.5
 Similar to HYDRATE-ME.WASH, it contains Kakadu Plum, Jojoba Esters, Shea Butter and Evening Primrose Oil
 Also contains Micro Algae, a stress manager for the hair to supply the cells with energy. It makes the hair more radiant and adds luminosity
 Contains Vitamin B7 which is beneficial for hair growth and overall hair health. It strengthens both the hair follicles and the hair shaft
 Contains Sunflower Oil, a natural sunscreen for the hair. It is also high in Omega 6. Sunflower Oil contains Tocopherals (oil soluble antioxidants) and Cinnmic Acid (natural UV protector)


Directions:

First, apply HYDRATE-ME.WASH to wet hair then rinse it. Then, apply HYDRATE-ME.RINSE to freshly washed hair, leave for 1 to 2 mins then rinse.
Overall, I really like the texture and smell of the HYDRATE-ME range! Gives me an extra reason to look forward to my shower at the end of the day.
To find out more information and redeem free samples from Sample Store, visit these sites:
o http://bit.ly/SSKMHMWash
o http://bit.ly/SSKMHMRinse

 

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STAR 360 Flagship Store opens at Suntec City!

It is impossible that you would have never heard of STAR 360.

STAR 360 is a multi-label lifestyle concept store that curates cutting-edge international street brands. Today, STAR 360 continues to expand their retail presence with the recent opening of its flagship store at Suntec City, #01-376/377 (West Wing).

With a space of 2,730 sqf, the new store is the sixth store and by far the largest space, featuring a brand new interior concept. The new space stocks both adults and kids’ sneakers, as well as apparels and accessories from international street brands such as adidas, NIKE, and PUMA (definitely crowd favourites!).

In addition, STAR 360 carries a wide range of Japanese labels such as Onitsuka Tiger and ASICS Tiger. However, the pride of the store is having two premium Japanese labels – Patrick and Spingle that retail exclusively at STAR 360.

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I specially picked out 2 pairs of shoes!

The Puma Basket Heart Hyper Sneaker below, retails at $169.

Below, I’m wearing the SPM-385 ($269) that I got from Spingle! Love that it’s leather so I don’t need to fear when I walk in the rain.


 

STAR360 Flagship Store Location: Suntec City, #01-376/377 (West Wing, near Convention Center)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/star360global/?ref=br_rs

Instagram: @star360global

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