If you think people like who, who are not exactly busty have no issues with our bust (except being small), then you are so wrong. I knew exactly what the problems were so I went to Tokyo Bust Express to seek treatment.
Tokyo Bust Express is located at 3 different places:
Novena Square 2: 10 Sinaran Drive #B1-111/112 Singapore 307506
Next Mall: 23 Serangoon Central #03-32 Singapore 059300
Regency House: 123 Penang Road, Regency House #07-13 Singapore 238464
I went to the outlet at Novena Square 2 and boy, it was so conveniently located next to the MRT station! I was so so worried about getting lost initially.
You will not miss the welcoming pink when you walk past them. And when I entered the parlor, I was greeted by a group of happy ladies! There is absolutely nothing to feel shy about because all of them were pretty smiley and friendly.
Prior to the treatment, I had a consultation of 20 minutes. I shared my concerns with my therapist and true enough – I knew my bust was a little saggy. What I didn’t know was that my bust was also pretty distant. The therapist told me that it could be due to my lack of knowledge during puberty. Like I did not get the right bra or I wore them too loose 🙁
So make sure you are wearing the right bra, or buy your daughter(s) the right one. Please do not save on bras! Thankfully, she told me that I was not hopeless. Lol. There are treatments to help bring the bust back to the correct shape and place. Instead of focusing on enhancing the bust size, I went for firming instead. She also explained to me the ingredients used for the treatment and that surely put me at ease.
The first thing that came to my mind when I was the room was “ahhhh, time to enjoy and sleep” and I was right. I fell asleep for a good 20 minutes.
We started the treatment with a scrub and hand massage, followed by a machine which sends micro-electric currents onto the bust. The currents are pretty light and there was absolutely NO pain at all. They felt more like a massager instead. It can help in the absorption of all the nutrients that was applied before that.
The massage also can help “push” my boobs inwards to help them get back to the correct place. If you are rather busty and the boobs are not at the right place, they can help you with that can who knows, you may have a deeper cleavage! Hehe.
One more #selfie before I nap away~
It is pretty obvious that I am pretty satisfied with the results because I feel slightly bustier with the boobs in the right place. Of course, I would need maintenance to keep them in place.
Thank you Tokyo Bust Express for the experience!
Redeem your x1 Tokyo Bust Express Detox Beauty Program now by SMS-ing ‘maybelinesim’ to 9108 4276.
This will be limited to 20 ladies daily. It will be available at 3 outlets:
1) 23 Serangoon Cerntral #03-32, Nex, Singapore 556083
2) 10 Sinaran Drive #B1-111/113, Novena (Square 2), Singapore 307506
Last year, I put a bottle of MOSCHINO Fresh Eau De Toilette (Blue) on my shelf for display because it was too cute to be emptied! This year, this summer, MOSCHINO Pink Fresh was gifted to me again. YAYYY! What a cute set of fragrance on display! Aren’t we a fan of MOSCHINO’s accessories and perfume bottles?!
This time round…..
MOSCHINO PINK FRESH COUTURE is the new floral fragrance that every girl must have. It is MOSCHINO’s interpretation of the original Fresh perfume – sparkling and feminine notes suited for the everyday lady who wants to have fun. Because of the fruits found at the different notes, be sure to expect a tinge of fun with the scent of the fruits!
Head notes – Pink grapefruit, Casis, Lily of the Valley
Heart notes – Pomegranate, Wild Rose, Pink Jacinth
Base notes – Cedar Wood, Ambrox, Musk
A lot of you may thought that all you have to do is to press the spray lever…. But the actual fact is… You will have to open the cap and spray it like the other fragrances out there. You wouldn’t want to spoil the lever by pressing on it too often because I bet you will keep the bottle after emptying the fragrance! Hehe.
I hope the bottle has brought a smile on your face. You can get MOSCHINO Pink Fresh at Metro Paragon – 290 Orchard Road Singapore 238859.
Yes once again I am out for a staycation! I always enjoy a short dose of staycation to help me retain my sanity in this relatively fast pace city. This time around, my short escape from Lion city’s hustle and bustle is Mecure Hotel Singapore Bugis.
Let me share couple of reasons why you should consider Mecure Hotel Singapore Bugis:
1) Ideal Location for Shopaholic
Located within walking distance from Bugis village which is our equivalent of Bangkok’s Chatukchak & Seoul’s Gangnam Underground shopping centre.
A little tips for the foreigners reading this post: Shopping here is considered most affordable in Singapore and usually it can easily take up at least a day to comb the entire shopping compound! So foreigners staying near here have an added advantage of exchanging more commuting time to shopping time!
Don’t worry even if you are done with Bugis Village within a day, there are many other shopping centres within walking distance. Singapore’s biggest and oldest electronic mall (Sim Lim Square) is also a stone’s thrown away from the hotel. If you wish to find cheapest watch deals in Singapore, there is Bencoolen Mall. To satisfy the foodies, there is no lack of local & international cuisines located at the shopping malls peppered around Bugis eg Bugis Plus, Bugis Junction etc.
Now, let’s move on to the hotel.
2) Lots of Instagram-worthy spots with its Quirky-looking furniture & Interior Design
I shall let the pictures do the talking for this point.
Interesting famed up images lining the corridor while you make a beeline for your room.
In this case, we were given the room. It is a double-storey room with the bed located on the second floor which can easily house 5-10 people within the room.
Upon opening the door to the room, you will be greeted with the open concept bathroom.
Well equipped with basic amenities e.g. Bath gel, toothbrush, Shampoo, conditioner etc. Basically, you do not have to bring or buy any of these items. Just bring yourself and many many sets of clothes for taking IG-worthy pictures!
Other practical items within the room include coffee machine, teabags, two TVs (for each floor) with access to movie, documentary & local channels & most importantly a complimentary handy (for calls, SMS & GPS). Which means now you can afford not to bring along your phone as well! Lol!
While I look down from the second floor, I found the best angle to capture the simplicity & artsiness of the whole room!
Glad we brought along a few outfits to do #ootd shots!
There are a myriad of quirky-looking chairs in alfresco settings (Below).
If you are into vintage, you are going to adore this hotel even more as there are a lot of backdrops with old, ubiquitous HDB flats, most recognized internationally as Singapore’s unique landscape.
Just imagine how many pictures you can take with this beautiful contrast here!
Yearning for a city view? Be sure to visit their Infinity Pool (1.2m in height). Do a couple of laps & take a short break to enjoy a good view of the city landscape. If not for a swim, this is a good spot to get some Vitamin D from the sun.
Right next to the swimming pool is a small juccuzi which you can enjoy the city view in another angle.
The Gym (same floor as the swimming pool & Jaccuzi). There are not a lot of equipment in here but there are still the basic ones enough for you to shed some calories eg Treadmill, weights etc.
3. Comfortable beds
The beds and blankets were overly soft and comfortable. We sure had a difficult time getting up in the morning. We requested for late check out because M wanted to sleep in more after breakfast.
4. Nice Decent Restaurants & Bar in the Hotel
If you are keen in exploring the F&B, I will highly recommend the Royale. In fact, the breakfast is also served at this restaurant. For Dinner, you have a choice of Peranakan based Buffet or western Ala Carte cuisines. The Buffet is valid on Fridays and Saturdays only from now till 26 August 2017.
One of my favourite Ala Carte dish in their menu was the Salmon. It may look well cooked on the exterior but the interior is extremely soft and tender.
Nonetheless, the portion isn’t extremely big. Hence, if you are a big eater, you might want to consider going for the Buffet instead.
Breakfast was good with a considerable variety e.g. eggs, hashbrowns, ham, sausages, beans, cereals etc.
Last but not least, know where is my favourite hangout place other than the room itself? The bar counter where they serves drinks till late night.
Mercure Hotel Singapore Bugis is located at 122 Middle Rd, Singapore 188973.
If you haven’t already know, W.Lab is finally available in Singapore!! It was originally founded in 2013 in Korean, but Thank you Aresa Singapore for bringing it in! Honestly, W.Lab is a fairly new brand to me but I have heard beauty bloggers raving about it before! I saw their stores in myeongdong too!
What I love about the brand is that they emphasises the use of natural ingredients so lesser chemicals are introduced into their products. This benefits people who have sensitive skin a lot because they can’t use every single brand out there. I may not have sensitive skin but trust me, when I shop for my cosmetics and body care, I tend to go for products which contains lesser chemicals.
Even though we were sponsored with a whole range of their products, I am only going to share with you some of my favourites! What attracted me to Blossom White Cushion was the packaging. I thought the coverage was going to be light but BOOMS, when I spread it evenly over my face, my pores were gone instantly!
It is available in 3 shades, 13, 21 and 23. I am currently using 21 if you need to know! 🙂
It works like a skincare too as it has anti-aging and wrinkle improvements properties. So if you think that you are too old for it, NOPE! Give it a try! The cushion also contains 33% Damask Rose Water, yay! I hope that they will come out with some refill pack or something soon!
Another makeup product that I seriously need to rave about is their eyeshadow palettes – W.Lab Pocket Shadow Palettes. I knew I was in love when I first saw them because of the colours. Each palette contains both glittery and matte colours which means that you can use them for a day or night look.
Some people may find it hard to achieve a glittery look for the eyes because glittery eyeshadows are usually not so pigmented but you will be surprised to find the colours are actually fairly pigmented. The swatches below are done with a single swipe. I must say that the glitters didn’t fail me.
W.Lab has a lot of different blushers but we were given Bling Bling Cheek during the event. Just 1 swipe and you can get gradient cheeks! So effortlessly easy.
The Velvet Colour Stick sure lives up to its name. It has a creamy and velvety texture that glides onto the lips easily. How do my Chilly Red shade fare?
Even though it is quite pigmented, I am glad to share that it is easy to wash off as well.
A makeup look isn’t complete if you don’t have a contour palette or W.Lab Color Master Cover Kit.
This small palette here contains 6 shades to address your flaws (if any). The Flower Lip & Cheek Kit comes in a similar packaging and the colours are surprisingly highly pigmented. If you need you change your lip colour at least two times a day, simple slot this into your makeup pouch any day!
I tend to have oily face after spending half a day outdoor and I think I am not the only one having this issue. With the weather so crazily hot in Singapore, how can our make up not melt or look greasy after 5 hours?
This leads to my next product, Sebum Out Finish Pact. After I am done with my look, I tend to finish it off with Sebum Out Finish Powder, followed by the Finish Pact. If you have the same issue as me, you can pad on some Finish Pact powder every 4 hours to mattify your face. It can also reduce sedum secretion and brighten your overall complexion at the same time.
So love the texture!
Enough of make up. How about their skincare? Here’s my verdict! Do take note that they have more than just these. I am just sharing some of my favourites 🙂
I got people asking me questions like – What is a Cleansing Balm? What does it do?
Simply put, a Cleansing Balm is a make up remover. I personally feel that it is almost the same as an oil-based makeup remover.
The texture? It feels a little powdery and oily but that is what makes cleansing easier. A simple scoop of it can effectively clean away an entire face of make up. Remember to use a facial cleanser after that though. Like most make up remover, this is not a 2-in-1 thing. I am quite sure I will be buying the cleansing balm again after my first tub.
I love their pore series – Black Kill too!! Probably because I am very into pores products recently HEHE. I need to praise their Black Kill Pore Cleanser because of the rubber brush!
The brush is soft and gentle enough for my cheeks. Suitable for very very lazy people like me.
Don’t judge my pores but this is how I use it! I press the button to dispense some cleanser twice and rub them on my cheeks for a good 30 seconds on each side.
They have other products like Body Scrub, Cleansing Foam and even Quick Whitening Cream. I haven’t had the time to try them out but if I ever do, I will share the verdicts with you guys! 😀
W.Lab is available in the following places:
Sasa Singapore selected outlets – Tampines 1, Jurong Point, Westgate, Vivocity, Wisma Atria, ION Orchard
Tell me what you look forward the most to after a loooong day of work?
For me, it is a good warm bath!
Recently, I just upgraded my Instant Water Heater and ever since then, it has totally revolutionised my bathing experience!
For this post, I will share my personal experience of the installation process & the special features of my new instant water heater, AURES ROUND LUXURY RT33.
Firstly, let me share how my previous water heater looks like. I would say a typical one with manual knob to adjust the temperature. Nothing fancy looking. Even the black wiring is visible and I was so ignorant about the safety aspect and took this for granted! I read up on the wiring and realized that people can be electrocuted to death while showering soooo… Better to be safe than sorry.
also face one of the most irritating problem which I believe most people will face; inconsistent temperature of water especially when you flushed the toilet bowl!
Before (my previous instant water heater):
Before the actual installation, a contractor came over to have a quick assessment. Following on, the actual process only took around 1.5 hours on a subsequent day.
All in all, it was a hassle-free process! Furthermore, I appreciate that they emphasised a lot on the safety aspect such as hiding the wires under a proper casing so that it would not be exposed to water & hence the risk of being electrocuted!
I picked Aures Round because I thought it looked pretty futuristic! Hehe. Maybeline also picked the same model! Her dad also bought another 2 water heater for the guest toilets!
Now, let me share my experience with the Aures Round Luxury. I can confidently say every shower is a bespoke experience!
It was love at first sight with its elegant Italian design & nifty functions that operates under soft touch interface.
The feature I like the most is its ability to memorise up to three shower profiles. Like for my case, I share the bathroom with my parents. As such, we can ‘save’ our own desired temperature and just switch to our own temperature profile with a soft touch.
Another feature which I appreciate is the fact that it can maintain the temperature fairly constant as compared to my previous one. This is even after I flush the toilet bowl or on the tap which has interconnected pipings. It also has other features like the anti-scalding system & total safety system while allows me to shower in ease.
This is the reason why I go out lesser after work as I got a date with my luxurious instant water heater! Hehe.
Thank you Ariston for not just protecting me from getting electrocuted but also scalding! We sure are fans of Ariston now!
I am someone who would go light anytime – be it my body weight or the make up I apply on my face 😛
If I can avoid putting on make up on weekends, I would. But one thing that I can’t ever miss or give up is sunscreen. Prevention is always better than cure. With sun UV rays so strong in Singapore, I don’t want to risk walking on the streets without sun protection and going home to skin pigmentation. There is absolutely no reason to skip your sunscreen unless you don’t mind having brown spots on your face!
Today, I will be sharing about Orbis Sunscreen On Face.
The difference between ORBIS Sunscreen on Face Light and Sunscreen on Face Moist is the texture. Light is more watery in texture as compared to Moist, which is more creamy. Even though I would prefer watery texture but the creamy texture for MOIST is not as thick as I had imagined it to be so… I am good with both!
(on the left – Light, on the right – Moist)
These two are my first tube of each and honestly, I was sold by the texture. They are ultra-lightweight! On top of the sun protection of SPF34 PA+++, both sunscreens can double up as a make up base or primer too! In simple terms, I can apply ORBIS Sunscreen On Face Light on weekends with no other base and still look fresh because of its natural-looking coverage.
That’s me with eye makeup and ORBIS Sunscreen On Face Light as base only! You can still see a little pores on the face but well, I only need minimal coverage on weekends! As for weekdays, use them as a primer or base anytime.
Another point to comment on is their Triple Threat Protection as the sunscreen contains Damage Block Veil that not only shields the skin from harmful UV rays, but also protects us against near infrared rays and air pollutants. Air pollutants are everywhere and that includes dirt and dust from the environment. Do you know how dirty the air is every time you cross the road? *urgh* I don’t even want to talk about the air from the car’s exhaust pipe.
With these protection found in the sunscreens, it can protect our skin from the three major damages which we are constantly exposed to.
The SIM family loves nothing but enjoying life. From traveling to massaging, we will leave none out. My parents, especially my dad is a huge fan of massage. I grew up with a massage chair at home because of him. He will also travel out of Singapore to Batam, Bintan or Malaysia just for massage!
Just last year, I bought him a uPhoria for his birthday so that he can shift the leg massager every where – his bed room, living room and even his own private karaoke room.
This year, we have a new addition to our collection! It’s uJolly! I have to admit that my dad got kind of addicted to it because of its flexibility to move it everywhere. If not for the love of my parents, I would have shifted it to the office to enjoy it myself. LOL!
My parents do not move about or workout as much as me so I am worried about the tension in their muscles. Given the amount of stress in our daily work life, some massage will help relieve the tension. I don’t want their lymph nodes to swell so anything that can make them happy and pink of health, 1 for my family please!!
It can be fitted to almost any chair you can find at home – this is why I say you can move them around anywhere! It is like an instant relief to your back, neck and shoulders at your own comfort.
You never have to miss your favourite show in the living room or pause your work for a massage now! Work + Massage together sounds like a good idea!
Take a look at how relaxed my parents are below! One of the functions they love most is the warm air! I am personally good with or without warm air but if I am suffering from menstrual cramps, it will make me feel aloooooot better. It is very similar to the Hot Stone Massage you can find outside. Instead of paying for a massage session outside, how about buying OSIM uJolly and use it for the next new years?!
The all new V-Grip Technology make you feel as though it was a human massaging you. It can effectively get rid of swells and knots on your aching shoulders or tired back. For people who suffers from constant backache like me, you will only benefit from uJolly!
My little dog is such a sticky boy. He wouldn’t even let my mom enjoy her massage in peace! Lol!
What about me? I still prefer enjoying the massage in my own room. That’s the benefit of a portable back massager! We don’t have to fight over where to keep it. Whoever is next in line, just bring it anywhere you desire!
Take a look at the control and you will be able to spot 4 different auto specialized massage programs. My top 2 favourites are the Neck & Shoulders and Limbar while my parents prefer the customized personalized massages instead. Just adjust the settings before you start your massage!
How does it sound so far? I hope you’re mumbling VERY GOOD! Haha.
Mothers’ Day is coming soon so instead of buying her fancy gifts, how about pampering her with uJolly? You can bring her to any OSIM outlets and try it out before you buy.
However, if you already know that you ARE going to get it, head over to http://sg.osim.com/ujolly-upper-body-massager.html to cart it out! It is currently retailing for $449 instead of $499! YAY!!
Reach the end of the row, and what greets you is a signboard with the restaurant name, embossed in gold, scrawled across it. The latest addition in Ramen Champion @ Bugis+, Joshoken stood out amongst the ramen best in the field of tsukemen; it emerged as the top winner in October 2016 during the Super Tsukemen Exhibition in Shinjuku. Dubbed the tsukemen specialist, Joshoken is inspired by the cuisines of Ibaraki, which are characterised by a marriage of gyokai and meat-based broth flavours. The restaurant boasts an impressive array of tsukemen, chuka soba, shio soba, rice bowls, as well as side dishes such as karaage and gyoza.
The tsukemen is served with noodles separated from the piping hot soup. Through this method, the noodles could maintain its al dente and firm texture throughout the meal.
I love the Maze Soba (S$14.80), tangy soba mixed with ingredients like garlic chives, spring onions, seaweed, mentaiko, mayonnaise, homemade chilli, minced meat and poached egg. You can choose the different level of spiciness, all the way up to excruciating hot level 20! Consuming this dish is an art form by itself. The soba has to be tossed together with the ingredients together 20 times to achieve the perfect, delightful flavour. The soba is pleasantly firm and the minced meat provides crunch.
After finishing the ramen, be sure to add on the porridge set or rice with specialty soup set (S$1.50) into the bowl. The porridge taste surprisingly rich with the intoxicating infusion of the mixed ingredients.
Top of my list is the simple-looking Special Kotteri Tsukemen (S$16.80), their signature dish. The ramen is cooked to al dente texture and topped with pork collar chashu, menma, nori, spinach, ajitama and fishcake. To consume, dip the ramen into the delicious mellow broth, which consists of blend of chicken, pork and ingredients like onion, ginger, garlic, carrot and leek.
The thing I most rave about is the chashu. Prepared using smoked technique and delicately torched before serving, thereby imbuing the meat with extra fragrance. Before slurping the ramen, add a squeeze of lime to the noodle, mix well and then dip it into the soup. This step will accentuate the flavour and reduce the oiliness. Once you finish the noodle, remember to add the complimentary soup wari into the dipping soup to slurp every drop of the soup.
What I find interesting about Joshoken – beyond serving bowls of delicious ramen – is the flexibility on consuming the ramen. Just like life, there is no right or wrong way of interpreting it, so long as you enjoy the process and in this case, enjoying the taste the manner you want it to be.
Joshoken Student Promotion
From Mondays to Fridays, diners who present their student cards can get to enjoy a bowl of Chuka Soba (U.P. S$12.80) at just S$10+! This offer is not valid with other ongoing promotions, Ramen Champion vouchers or set meals.
eGrill & Piza: Japanese Skewers and Handmade Pizzas under S$10 bucks Smoked Salmon salad, truffles fries with truffle salsa, spicy teriyaki chicken pizza, salmon mentai pizza and assorted skewers.
If you’re someone who fancies skewers and pizzas then eGrill & Piza could well be your next favourite makan hangout destination without bursting your budget. Not only are the prices affordable – an intimate party of four can share two pizzas and two grilled mainstays at no more than S$10 per person, this restaurant with an art-deco vibe is also easily accessible as well. Conveniently located on B1 of hippy The Cathay, so you could get your dinner/ supper fixed after anight of movie with friends!
You wouldn’t missed the eye-catching store front with its use of neon lights and vibrant yellow and blue.
A new concept by Suki Group, the mega restaurant chain that brought us a delightful array of go-to Japanese eateries like Momiji, Nihon Mura Kaiten Sushi and Sakura. Sit inside the e-Grill & Piza makes one feels the cosiness of a pizzeria without compensating the inner insatiable appetite for some Japanese quick-bites. It’s a clever culinary juxtaposition of western/ Japanese popular cuisines. Who says that you can’t have the best of both worlds?
Smoked salmon salad
You can’t start a main course without an appetiser right? The smoked salmon salad serves in a decent portion with the salmon in a rose shape. The veggies has a mix variety and mix with the roasted sesame dressing adding a smooth and nutty flavour to the salad. Overall a neat salad.
Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Piza (S$15.90) and Salmon Mentai Piza ($15.90)
Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Piza
Looks can be deceiving – while it appears totally innocent like any other cheese pizzas, one bite and you would be down yourself a copious amount of ice-tea before you knew it coming. The Spicy Teriyaki Chicken pizza is a fiery combination of teriyaki no tare, chicken, green and red chilli, onion and basil leaves. The melted mozzarella and Grana Padano kick up the flavour by several notches.
Salmon Mentai Piza
You simply can’t go wrong with salmon and mentaiko sauce. This potently delicious omega-rich pizza is a crowd-pleaser for everyone who loves fish. Came with creamy topping of mentaiko and mayo sauce, the Salmon Mentai Piza features salmon chunks, button mushrooms, mozzarella and Grana Padano.
Grilled Mackerel Skewer, Salmon Belly Fin Skewer, Shrimp Paste Chicken Skewer and Beef Kottbullar Skewer ($3.90 each)
Feeling guilty conscious every time when your friends ask you out for a dinner date at grill bar? Fret not, the restaurant uses RoboQ – an innovative eGrill machine imported from Hong Kong that helps to retain meat moisture. This locks down the juiciness and flavour of the meat, plus its oil free so it’s a much healthier option!
We are not new to Labo Labo, but if you are, let us share some background information with you about the brand.
Labo Labo is Dr.Ci:Labo’s sister brand and all their products are 100% Made in Japan. The skincare products are developed by a certified group of dermatologists and all ingredients are naturally-derived.
Today, we are going to share with you about Labo Labo Super Keana Washing.
Can you spot which is the actual product among the range?
Yup. You are right. These orange-foiled tubes.
It depends on your usage but one tube (120g) typically lasts for a month (plus minus). All you need is just $24.90 for a tube of Super-Keana Washing.
Labo Labo Super Keana Washing removes dirt and blackheads effectively without drying the skin. In fact, it moisturizes the skin with its high concentration of hyaluronic acid and collagen.
It has a soft and creamy texture that is made from 100% plants-based ingredients.
4 types of pore refining ingredients – Hamaelis leaf extract, Pepperwort leaf extract, Artichoke leaf extract and Multiflora rose fruit extract can be found in the cream to issue your pores concernt.
The wash gently removes dead skin cells, leaving the skin silky and soft. Other than the generous amount of hyaluronic acid that was mentioned earlier, collagen was also one of the ingredients used in the wash to keep the skin supple and soft.
Gently squeeze 1 to 2cm of cream onto your palm, fluff it before you wash your face with your hands. You will be able to see smaller pores instantly as all the dirt was removed during the washing process.
Super-Keana Washing is free from the annoying 5 irritants – fragrance, alcohol, artificial coloring, mineral oil and paraben which makes it safe for people who have sensitive skin to use.
You can find Labo Labo Super-Keana Washing at #B3-41 Ion Orchard, online at www.ci-labo.com.sg and selected Watsons stores.