Woosa Mattress & Pillows For Our New Home

We are almost done with our new nest and we are ready to move in anytime soon! The latest addition to the house is the mattress from Woosa.

This brand is very new to us as we have never heard of it but after reading the reviews online, we have decided to give it a try!

We ordered a King sized mattress and were very surprised to see that it was wrapped into a box. Look at the picture below; it came up by the lift! Not the stairs yo!!


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The mattress was vacuumed packed and wrapped up into the box and unboxing this giant mattress was quite fun! We watched it “grow” to its full size within minutes.

The 100% made in Belgium mattress is a 9.5 inch full foam mattress – which was pretty surprising and the first thing that came to our mind was ” Can we can get used to it?” as we were too used to spring mattress. The answer is…. we had such a good sleep!!

Woosa mattress is made from scratch with extremely high quality latex Foam and PU foam and it comes with a 100 night free trial and a 10-year warranty. If you find the mattress unsuitable, they will pick it up and issue a full refund with no questions asked.

Don’t worry because returned mattresses are donated to charitable organization. They will not repack it and sell it again.

Also, 100 night free trial? Seriously? YUP! You can test it for 3 full months! And how many brands actually give you a 10 year warranty? Do you know that your bed will start to wear and tear after 5 years? I would say that the 10-year warranty is a bonus bonus plus point to note!


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Woosa also carries pillows. The combination of Woosa Mattress + Woosa Pillows? Heaven!

Both James and I prefer mattress that are medium-firm and Woosa hit that spot. It was neither too soft nor too hard. The high quality latex foam and cushions kind of tweaked itself to meet our overall preferences for the maximum comfort and support. So no matter your sleeping position – side, frontal or back, or even the body shape, the mattress is bound to work for you.


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We have already slept on it and I must say that we had such a good sleep and getting this mattress was such a right decision.

There was no pushy salesmen too 😛


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Don’t be too shock when I share the price with you guys. The King-sized mattress only cost $1,699! We did a lot of mattress window-shopping and a good King-sized mattress can easily cost us $3,500 and above. If you think King is a little too big for you, you can check out the four different sizes on their website.


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If you are keen to give them a try, head over to woosa.sg to find out more.

Ash & Char – Relaunched & Revamped into a Chic & Modern Gastrobar

Author: Alex Chua

Ash & Char is a chic gastrobar located at McCallum Street, just diagonally opposite Amoy Street Food Centre. It is situated in a busy CBD area where the PMEs flocked around in daytime and chill at night. Specializing in Modern Asian cuisine, since its revamp this cosy gastrobar now features an Instagram-worthy interior along with handcrafted cocktails and comforting fusion good food!

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Formally a café, Ash & Char transformation adds a breath of fresh air to the premise. With 2 large lightbulbs ‘chandaliers’ mounted on the ceiling as centerpieces, laminating the tuxedo black tables that are matched with sleek black, gold and silver high stools, Ash & Char eases between a cosy venue for lunch during day time and a chill out place as the sun sets. It is so cosy I can literally hop onto one of the high chair with the refreshingly fruity Mixed Berry Bramble and people-watch.

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With a name derived from the techniques applied to the cooking (mostly charring and grilling), the owner obviously takes pride on the food and you can expect the food to be good. The Signature Char Siu is one of the many dishes in the menu we’ve sampled and simply love it. The honey and soy glaze is easy on the palate. The meat slices with charred edges are extra delicious and easily melt away in the mouth.

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The Creamy Smoked Duck Pasta is pleasing to slurp down. The duck slice is flavorful and got a bite to it, though I would prefer it to be thicker. Just remember to watch your waistline!

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One of the mainstays in the menu, the tangy and fiery Tom Yum Seafood Pasta is obviously a popular favorite among the patrons here as it caters to the local preference of spicy and sour taste. The seafood-tom Yum Gong pairing is succulent and authentically Thai, reminding of the time I had a similar bowl in an upscale Bar at Asiatique, Bangkok.

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A standard bar dish, the Fish & Chips here are quite different among other establishments is the herbs embedded within the batter that seasons the fish naturally. A lover of this English national pride, I can woof this fried goodies down with a good drink (alcohol preferred) anytime.

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Speaking of drinks, Ash & Char has got a new fruity alcoholic drink that would make you instantaneously fall in love like starring into a Birkin – the Santa Cruz de Alpera Blue Frizzante. Mid-night blue in color, this is an easy to drink wine with tropical notes which makes it suitable for an afternoon lazy tipper. Taste somewhat like the dessert wines (think Moscato), the bubbles touch just makes it a refreshing sensation in this sweet wine.

Ash & Char
Address: 21 McCallum Street #01-03/04 Singapore 069047
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11am to 12am | Friday, 11am to 1am | Saturday, 5pm to 1am | Closed on Sundays
Contact Number: +65 8341 1951

Start your morning right with Saborino Morning Facial Sheet Mask

We are all very familiar with masking at night. How about masking in the morning?

I was first introduced to masking before I put on my make up by the make up artists who did my make up for me during shoots. They told me that masking right before the make up would help my make up stay longer, and face brighter. But I never knew about the existence of Morning Facial Sheet Mask until I found Saborino.
are all very familiar with masking at night. How about masking in the morning?

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I was first curious about the mask because of the vibrant packaging – don’t they look fun? I also came across them during my trip to Japan last year.

My initial thoughts about masking in the morning was “Will I have enough time?” or “Do I have to wake up earlier just to mask?” These concerns were addressed right after I googled more.

Saborino Morning Mask is a 3-in-1 face mask from Japan that cleanse, moisturize and prime in 60 seconds. Yes, you heard me right, it works as a morning cleanser too!

It isn’t too hard to wake up 60 seconds earlier just to get rid of your swollen face/eyes yea? You can even put the mask on while you get ready or concentrate on other tasks.

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It is like the breakfast for your skin. It comes in a wet-wipes packaging which makes it very convenient for you to bring around, for your staycations or travel. I love the fact that it comes in a plastic lid design instead of the foil sticky pads design, which doesn’t really stick well after a month.

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I have been trying out the morning mask recently and I do notice a small shrinkage in my pore size. Not only that, my make up sits nicely on my face and it stays for the entire day without caking. I guess it keeps my face hydrated too.

Other benefits include the tightening and enhancing the elasticity of the skin but my favourite benefit has got to be the reduction of the puffiness of the eye and face in the morning! My eyes tend to get quite puffy when I don’t have enough sleep so this has been a great help so far.

I also love the cooling sensation and minty grapefruit scent which sets my morning fresh and happy.

The mask is suitable for daily use and a packet contains 32 sheets, which can last you slightly more than a month.

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If you are keen to give Saborino Morning Facial Sheet Mask a try, it is available at Guardian, Don Don Donki, Tokyu Hands, Welcia-BHG, Meidi-ya and Sasa for $21.90.

P/S: This is one mask that I will turn to again and again because it makes things very convenient for a lazy person like me!

ALBION Milk First – EXAGE Advance Milk and Moist Full Lotion Review

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I have always been a fan of ALBION Skin Conditioner and recently, my knowledge of ALBION widened after attending the launch of ALBION Moist Advance Milk, which promotes their unique skincare method – Milk First.

I never understood why it was necessary to apply milk before lotion but after using ALBION EXAGE range for more than a month now, and seeing the results, I finally understood why!

There are two key beliefs in Milk First:

  1. The Best Timing
    “”Because your skin is delicate and prone to losing moisture and oils, it is vital to promptly fix your skin’s moisture balance “after using face wash” in order to properly care for the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the skin).”Not sure if you girls apply your skincare right after using face wash, but for me, I always apply my skincare within 30 seconds after I wash my face as I feel that my face is the cleanest at that point of time. So I can safely say that, even though my rational isn’t right, I did obey Milk First – The Best Timing belief after all!
  2. The Best Moisture Balance
    “Instantly creates the perfect balance of moisture for your skin.”Your skin is often rough and dry after a facial wash as the moisture and oils are washed away from your face, and this includes both the good and bad oils. Therefore it is important to apply Milk Lotion on your skin first to restore the moisture needed. ALBION’s Milk lotion is the perfect balance of water-base moisture, natural moisturizing factor and oil-base moisture.

I have been using the ALBION EXAGE range for close to a month now and I really LOVE the after effect! My skin glows after every use. Yes you heard me right – after every single use.

I am currently using the full range – Clear Moist Wash, Moist Advance Milk II, Moist Full Lotion II and Vital Focus.

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First things first, the Clear Moist Wash has a very creamy texture that I love. My skin feels bouncier right after every wash. I have very dry skin so it is very rare for my skin to feel bouncier after a wash. Sometimes, my skin feels tight with certain face wash and that is when I know that the product isn’t suitable for me.

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For their Step 2 and 3, it is highly recommended to use their facial cotton for their milk and lotion as it helps to enhance the absorption.

One pack of ALBION cotton contains 120 pieces of cotton and costs only $7! And rest assured this is high-quality cotton is specially created to ensure that your face doesn’t get scratched when massaging your Milk Lotion into your skin.

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I love the pleasant scent of both the Milk and the Lotion. They have a very soothing scent which starts and ends my day right. The milk lotion has a creamy texture and 3 pumps are all you need for your entire face.

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The Lotion on the other hand, has a milky watery texture. Massage the milk into your skin and pat the lotion onto your face with the cotton pad gently. Doing it the correct way can help shrink the size of your pores if you have enlarged pores like mine.

Watch the videos below so that you can apply the Milk & Lotion correctly. Do note that applying the products the right way can bring out the maximum efficacy of the products.

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I always end my regime with Vital Focus, which seals in all the goodness into my skin. As compared to the days where I have yet to embark on Albion Milk First journey, my face is now a lot smoother.

Some friends even commented that I haved the marriage glow. The truth is…. I changed my entire skincare regime!

When the people around you notice the improvements more than you, it shows that the products are working well for you.

If you are keen to give them a try, ALBION can be found at Takashimaya Department Store, Metro Centrepoint and Robinsons Raffles City.


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Omakase Burger Introduces the Newly-Perfected Five Star Burger

Author: Alex Chua

I may have discovered one of my favorite new burger places. Gourmet burger brand Omakase Burger, located in PICNIC at Wisma Atria, made me happy for an hour as I wolfed down the buns. So meaty and succulent. It could be a carb nightmare for some, but such a joy for me. All thanks to the pure passion of founder and owner Cheng Hsin Yao. His relentless pursuit of perfection has resulted in the newly improved five star burgers crafted with the world-famous Martin’s Sandwich Potato Rolls – well-known in the US – which are brought into South-east Asia and Singapore for the first time.

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So what makes a great burger? The Omakase burger comprises of five crucial components stacked on top of each other – bun, beef, bacon, cheese and sauce. Each one complements the other like gloves and hands. The patty is a blend of four cuts of 100% USDA Choice beef. And the bacon is prepared without added nitrates and smoked over applewood chips. Blended daily with 13 ingredients, the Secret Omakase sauce is sweet, tangy with a subtle hint of spiciness. Imported American cheese melts evenly into the crevices of the beef patty. And need we say more about the bun? Celebrity chefs like Chef David Chang of Momofuku and Chef Bobby Flay as well as famed burger chain Shake Shack uses these springy rolls at their establishment.

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The result is a rich, deeply meaty and tasty burger, with the pillow-y soft roll holds everything together. Served with either ordinary or the new Homemade Chilli Cheese Fries (Cheng’s own recipe and highly recommended) for a creamy and more meaty sensation. Although it could be quite heavy as dinner for some, I managed to finish it because one simply does not waste a good burger-and-fries meal.

Omakase Burger at Picnic
435 Orchard Road
Wisma Atria, #03-15-49,
Singapore 238877
Opening Hours Daily: 11am to 10pm

Let’s Get Merry at PARKROYAL on Beach Road

Author: Alex Chua

If your tummy is jingling for some Christmas gastronomy, you can’t go wrong with the respectable Ginger, the all-day dining restaurant at PARKROYAL on Beach Road. Featuring classical highlights like Honeyglazed Ham, alongside local favourites (Singapore Chilli Crab!). Other than the spread (which has left me salivating already), the hotel also dishes out a selection of party-pleasing festive takeaways from Ginger and Si Chuan Dou Hua restaurant.
Here are a few dishes that I’ve selected and enjoyed thoroughly, so if you’re here for Christmas buffet you can go straight to the yummy.

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Pardon me for skipping the vege line and head directly to the carving station, but the carnivore in me just find this good-old fashion Traditional Roasted Turkey desirable. Gigantic and intimating from the surface, yet tender and soft inside. Drizzled with Giblet Sauces and Cranberry Jus to give it an exquisite flavour and luscious glow. Anyway, there is no Christmas without turkey.

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Cholesterol aside, the Rock Lobster Bouillabaisse is something I will heavily indulge in. Savoury and refreshing, it is good as an appetizer soup, and the lobster meat is fresh, succulent with abit of a bite. Just remember to have it hot as the stew doesn’t taste as good when its cold.

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Perhaps anticipating heightened consumers taste, PARKROYAL on Beach Road sort of one-up their selection by adding some flair to the otherwise dull/ expectable seafood station. The Grilled Scallop with Yuzu and Shoyu has that raw, minimalistic pizzazz only the seafood aficionados can appreciate. Nothing to sharp and it tastes just right. Oishi neh!

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Of course, there are a number of delectable varieties the new Executive Chef Vincent Aw and his culinary team has introduced for us. Don’t missed the Singapore Chilli Crab, Assorted Satays and Singapore Laksa. The desserts corner, however, is ever more alluring especially when smacked right in the center of the buffet line, with assorted Christmas cookies, Gingerbread cookies and colourfully decorated cakes.

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Their main signature for this Xmas is the delightfully fragrant Gula Melaka Log Cake with Coconut Flakes. The log cake is moist and fluffy, with a mildly sweet gula melaka inner. Decorated with a few Christmas tingles (did I see macaroons shells?) it is a flavour that would probably surprise the guests yet heartily satisfy their sweet tooth.

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Perhaps saving the best for last, The Festive Pork Knuckle with Dried Chilies and Peppercorns (good for six pax, available for takeaway) from the famed Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant is simply a Must-try. Not as spicy or numbing as it appears to be, the spices above just gives an added aromatic umami edge to the tender pork.

Ginger @ PARKROYAL on Beach Road
7500 Beach Road Singapore 199591
Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm, from $58 – $88 (for adults) | from $29 – $44 (for child)
Dinner: 6pm to 10pm, from $78 – $98 (for adults) | from $39 – $49 (for child)
Dining reservations at Ginger can be made at dining.prsin@parkroyalhotels.com or call at +65 6505 5710

YOTEL unveils unique dining experience with chic drinks, KOMYUNITI

Author: Alex Chua

Tucked on the 10th floor of YOTEL is KOMYUNITI, a venue where people connect over nice food and drinks. It is a bar, restaurant, alfresco terrace and a co-working space combined together. KOMYUNITI means ‘community’ and this is evident in the furnishings and layout that invites guests to network, socialise, co-work, eat and drink. Helmed by Head Chef Mark Tai and F&B Manager, As’ad Isnin, expect yummy modern Jap creations crafted via their very own culinary and mixologist experiences and interpretations.

Being just recently launched on 1st November, I love the feel of having mod-Jap cuisines in these sleek, stunning surrounds.

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To start, we had the Salmon Poke – marinated cubes of salmon served with crispy fried onion crackers on the side. Very Hawaiian-vibe, very refreshing with a hint of spiciness (house-made Chili Sauce), the salmon has to be really fresh to be served as poke.

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Next, we had the Curry Corn Soup and Mama’s Tomato Soup. I particularly love the cream of corn, with its curry spices for a surprising touch without being too overwhelming. Comes in plate of 3 cups, these small plates are perfect for those having a small intimate gathering.

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It is so easy to pop this plate of Buttermilk Fried Chicken. I love the mouthfeels when bite into the cornmeal crusted skin, it is not oily at all yet so juicy and tender. Would be good if the sweet potato mash can be a heap too!

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Obviously, the high-quality proteins take the lead here. The pinkish Slow Roasted Duck Breast packs that meaty, flavourful punch even though they are thinly sliced, while the Roasted Pork Belly possessed a full-bodied taste, it is thankfully not salty but savoury. The meat-fat ratio is evenly distributed and the crispy crackling skin is a clear winner.

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If you don’t drink you haven’t been to KOMYUNITI. Just kidding, but the bar does mix pretty interesting cocktails that suits the style of refined, contemporary Jap. KOMpliment, KOMYUNITI’s signature cocktail, is fruity and fragrant, and made with butterfly pea flower-infused gin for that delicate touch of iridescent purple. We’ve also tried tropical cocktails like the vanilla-infused gin Tiki Chin Chin, sours like vodka-based Chaussettes, and bittersweet Benjamin Button. The one kicker for me is Fat Roger. Perhaps I overindulged so the fat-washed bourbon suits that occasion. To drink you will need to first roll the smoked ham with dried cranberries, eat it and then wash it down with whisky.
To sum up, KOMYUNITI hosts quite an extensive selection of delectable dishes and fancy cocktails with a welcoming, feel-good environment.

KOMYUNITI
Level 10, 366 Orchard Road, Singapore 238904
Breakfast 6:30am – 10:30am (11am on Sat, Sun, Public Holidays)
Lunch & Dinner: 12pm – 12am (1am on Fri, Sat, Eve of Public Holidays)

ZNIQUE Acne Serum Review

I have to admit that I do not always have acne but I do get them from time to time. And this time round, I had some growing around my chin area. I have tried different products to help me with the acnes but they always take a few days to totally go away.

Recently, I was introduced to ZNIQUE Acne Serum, the first all-in-one acne serum from Swiss Expertise that is formulated with natural ingredients. You don’t have to wait for a few days to see results as the serum is clinically proven to reduce bacteria growth from as early as 2 hours!

ZNIQUE Acne Serum contains no nasties like Benzoyl Peroxide, Glycolic Acids, Sallcylic Acid or Parabens. People with sensitive skin can give this a try!

Their star and patented ingredient is AQPRUFINE which is anti-microbial, protects the skin and has anti-oxidant properties.

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Acne products can sometimes be very heavy and I really don’t thank them for that. I prefer my skincare to be as lightweight as possible. Like how it looks (light enough for you to carry around and especially good for travels), the texture of the serum is very light too.

If you want to head out with make up, no worries, the serum still work when you apply it over your make up too.

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I always leave the serum to dry before I have my make up on in the morning because I don’t want to layer it over my make up. This works well too because my mild acne issues under the chin lighten within 1 night and disappeared within 2 days!

If you have red or inflamed spots, you can apply a thin layer of acne serum over it too. The serum contains chamomile and lavender extracts which can have calming, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.

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I am sooooo satisfied with the product! So much so that I will pack it into my travel bag just in case a naughty acne decides to pop up during my holiday.



ZNIQUE Acne Serum can be found on their website https://www.zniquesg.com/products/znique-acne-serum at $26 per tube.

Eucerin® Hyaluron-Filler Overnight Treatment – A non-invasive solution

Prevention is always better than cure. This is why I choose to start my anti-aging skincare regime while I’m in my twenties! While other consumers my age are exploring options like fillers and botox injections, I’m constantly on the lookout for skincare products that work just as well in giving me smooth and radiant skin.

As I age, I find my skin getting thirstier despite applying skincare every day and night. I even tried masking frequently to see if it helps with the dehydration and dull complexion. While I do see improvements in my complexion, I have no idea which are the products that actually work well for me.

Recently, I was introduced to Eucerin®’s new product, Hyaluron-Filler Overnight Treatment. This product is a non-invasive overnight treatment that is inspired by well-known dermatological treatments. It helps to fill your wrinkles without injections & give you a radiant look. I have been using it every night ever since I got my hands on them.

Along with the new addition are some products in the same Hyaluron-Filler range, which have already been launched.


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Packaging and first impressions

I thought that the packaging for the Overnight Treatment was very interesting, as there are two different emulsions that are packed separately in the bottle itself. I guessed these 2 separate formulas could mean that the product served 2 different functions? I did some quick research on my own, and I was right! The Overnight Treatment is a dual efficacy anti-aging skin care product, gently exfoliating and removing dead skin cells for a radiant look while hydrating and plumping up the skin. The formulas are optimally preserved in different chambers to keep them fresh and effective.


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Formulation and Usage

The product contains two ingredients, AHA and Hyaluronic acid, which are popular ingredients inspired by dermatological treatments that are known to be effective for cell renewal and wrinkle filling.

On the left (white): A creamy emulsion of AHA Complex & Saponin that exfoliates dead skin cells and stimulates skin cell renewal to bring back your face’s natural radiance.

On the right (silver): A gel serum of Long and Short Chain Hyaluronic Acid to keep skin moisturized and hydrated. I looked it up and the Short Chain Hyaluronic Acid is actually 40x smaller which allows deeper penetration into the skin to plump up the deepest wrinkles.

You can see two different formulas when you pump the product out. I was expecting the texture to be a little on the heavy side since it is an anti-aging product but it was all good. It felt lightweight on the skin, and there was no greasy feel after you apply it onto your face – creating a perfect base to layer on my night moisturisers. For better absorption, I chose to massage it onto my face for at least 30 seconds for better penetration.

What I like most about the Overnight Treatment is that the Hyaluronic Acid in the serum not only moisturizes your skin but it also helps to plump up your deepest wrinkles while you sleep! I am more concerned about my smile lines so I tend to rub a little longer at those areas. Do note that since this product contains AHA ingredients, it should only be used at night to avoid pigmentation issue. In addition to the Overnight Treatment, I’ve also been trying out the other products in the Hyaluron-Filler range.

I have previously finished 6 tubes of Hyaluron-Filler Concentrate and they worked really well for me. The intensive serum not only helps to visibly reduce wrinkles, but also results in my face feeling a lot smoother as well.


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What I have recently started on are the Eucerin® Hyaluron-Filler Eye Treatment and Day and Night Cream. I wouldn’t say that I have wrinkles around the eye area now but I am applying them with hopes that they don’t appear soon.

The Eye Treatment can be used in the day after your day moisturizer, and it is fortified with SPF15 and UVA protection too.


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Eucerin Hyaluron Filler


Overall Thoughts

Having found out that Eucerin is a dermatological brand that has been around in the market for more than 130 years, I’m sure to put my trust in this brand. I have started incorporating several of its products into my night time skincare regime, and after using them over the past few weeks, I can definitely see the results so far.

As mentioned, I’m very concerned about my smile lines but with the daily usage of the Overnight Treatment coupled with the other products in the range, my smile lines were visibly reduced. My foundation does not cake around the line areas and I can laugh to my heart’s content without worrying about the smile lines anymore. It is indeed a non-invasive alternative that can achieve the same results of combatting lines and wrinkles, while keeping my skin radiant and moisturized.





The new Eucerin® Hyaluron-Filler Overnight Treatment is available from November 2018 at selected Guardian, and Watsons stores.

Grissini’s New Head Chef Introduces Omakase Menu

Author: Alex Chua

There’s something strangely poetic and charming about Southern Italy. This Southern coastal region with Grecian white architecture and crystal blue waters brings more of yearning and stylish travelling than a gastronomic destination. And here comes Mirko Vinci, the new head Chef of Grissini, an Italian restaurant located in Grand Copthorne Waterfront, who wants to change all that with the introduction of the 5-course Omakase Menu (about $85++ per pax).

Chef Mirko has over 15 years of culinary experience and has honed his skills in renowned restaurants working alongside Michelin-starred chefs in Milan, London and Singapore. Capturing the culinary spirit of this lesser explored part of Italy, expect rich, full-bodied flavors with use of ingredients such as tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini, seafood.


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The entree of Panzerotto Pugliese is a simple delight by itself. A traditional South Italy snack, the crispy thin dough – folded to resemble a calzone –is filled with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and virgin olive oil. A savory entree without making us too bloated for the subsequent dishes.





For Cold Starter, the Grilled Mediterranean Seafood Salad is pleasing to the eye and on the palate. Featuring a medley of fresh, sweet seafood which consists of squid, cod fish, prawns / shrimps, and octopus. The bouncy, tender texture comes with a surprising smoky, earthy aroma. Plated alongside cured black olives, asparagus shoots for a refreshing yet satisfying comeback.





The portion of Eggplant Parmigiana with Mixed Leaves & Pearl Tomatoes Salad is quite generous for a Hot Starter, but I am not complaining! The layered Eggplant Parmigiana tastes exactly like a lasagna (albeit a vegetarian version), with layers of smoky vegetal sweet grilled brinjal and homemade tomato paste. A comfort food for the soul.





My personal favorite is the Tagliolini, white inions, butter and sage sauce with sprinkles of shaved fresh black truffle. Unique and complex the sweet earthy flavors of caramelized onions mixed with the silky al dente tagliolini pasta are a perfect match-made of gastronomic heaven.





For the mains I had the Veal Scaloppine with char-grilled zucchini. With an expectation of a hearty meat veal dish, the dish is exactly the opposite of what I had thought it would be – pinkish veal is tender, delicate and distinctive. It is paired with grilled zucchini which gives that smoky and juicy flavor for a powerful dynamo.





The dessert that I recall with loving tender is the Chocolate Souffle Lava Cake with Sea Salt and Coffee dessert. Though the lava didn’t run, the mouthfeels of the rich but soft and moist chocolate soufflé cake is irresistible enough. The chocolate taste runs deep and neat, enhanced by the subtle sea salt and coffee flavors. It is a filling, well plated dessert.

Overall, the Italian Omakase Menu experience at Grissini is delightful and a smooth 5-course gastronomic ride. Totally worth a visit to celebrate life’s special occasions, or to experience an exclusive, private dining affair for two.

Grissini @ Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663