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SKII #Change Destiny

Some may regard that being uncertain about the events of their lives are nerve-racking, so they allow society to dictate how their lives should be. More often than not, we follow a predetermined journey in life. We envy the ones that chose to live life to the fullest; an ineffable life. The society’s judgment marked an epoch whereby life’s greatest achievement is to settle in with a good family, decent pay check and have kids. What happened to the dreams that we dreamt of when we were young? Our ambitions to be something much greater, to pursue what we really love.

It is now the norm to forgo your dreams and be contented with what life presents to you. We aren’t willing to step out of our comfort zone, and pursue our childhood dreams. Have you ever had moments whereby you thought to yourself, “If only I made different choices back then, how different would life be?” Don’t let societal judgment dictate your journey, own your life. SKII #ChangeDestiny is a campaign that turns its attention to another issue in its mission to empower women to take control of their future and achieve their aspirations.

The screenshot below, is a video which is uploaded on YouTube (click for link) for this year’s SKII campaign which best represents the objectification of women all over the world.

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SKII #ChangeDestiny aims to reduce the stigma against single women. Everybody deserves to find true love, but only at the right time and not under the pressure of societal expectations.

#ChangeDestiny –which is deeply rooted in SK-II’s product truth – is hopefully the beginning of a positive movement to inspire women around the world

To further empower women to transform their skin destiny, SK-II has also launched the first-in-the-world Skin DNA Concierge in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Commercial motives aside, the pressure China’s unmarried women suffer is real. The difference in perception of prime age in China is the biggest among countries like Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, United States, United Kingdom and Australia surveyed at 7 years. People in China have the tendency to think that men’s prime age is 34 when they have achieved a good career whilst Women’s prime age is 27 when they are most physically attractive. The pressure, coming from both societal and familial, comes from all angles. Parents that was from a different generation don’t have the conception of waiting for ‘the right one’. By the China central Government, a one-child policy was in the late 1970s and early 80s, which was to limit the great majority of family units in the country to one child each. It was to reduce the growth rate of China’s enormous population. More than half of Chinese women under 30 (55%) state that the expectations of their parents are the biggest source for their age-related anxiety.

For Japan, the prime age for men and women is defined as “when they are most physically attractive” with 41% of men and 56% for women putting this as the #1 defining factor of prime age

Among the countries surveyed, Japan and Korea are the most extreme countries where women feel unhappy about getting older— as high as 59% of women in Japan and 51% of women in Korea feel unhappy about getting older. While single women in China and Korea felt the most pressure to get married which can be as high as 60% of single women in China and 52% of single women in Korea.

1 out of 3 women in Asia feel that there’s a pre-decided timeline for how to live your life and when to do things (marriage, career, education, kids etc) that they are expected to follow. #ChangedDestiny is here to show the world that destiny is not a matter of chance, but a matter of choice. So, let go of what others want you to be because change is in all of us and the only person you can become is the person you decide to be.

#INeverExpire #inpartnershipwithskii #changedestiny #ad #skii @skii

Roots dye at headlines hairdressing

Went to headlines hair dressing to touch up my roots, and fitting it to the right colour as my bleached hair at the bottom.

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Using a machine that produces heat so that my hair would be able to absorb the colour

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so what my hairdresser did was dying the grown hair a little lighter than the bottom and then dying the bottom a little darker than my grown hair to have an even hair colour.

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I love it how the colour always turns out, trimmed my hair a little too.

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DISCOUNT CODE
Mention my name “Samantha Ng” for a 10%-15% discount and look for Nicholas for a 15% discount on all services. (PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE YOU HEAD DOWN)

Website: http://headlines.com.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/headlines.sg?fref=ts
Contact number: +6562216866 (chinatown)

Samantha’s Taiwan trip to Taipei and taizhong

IM BACK FROM MY BUSY SCHEDULE!! haven’t been blogging about my life and trips for soooo long!

FINALLY ITS “NOT” THE HOLIDAYS!!! So I actually skipped lectures to go Taiwan because I really miss my ahma too much!!! Anddd i have been to Taiwan countless of times but I have never been to Taizhong before so this trip to Taiwan I’m finally going to Taizhong! One thing I like about going to Taiwan is I can stay at my mum’s place and I don’t have to spend extra money for accommodations hehe.

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A picture of SQ seat is a must :)

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A picture with my mummy on the seats

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ARRIVED AT AHMA’S PLACE!!!

DAY 1: Stayed home the whole day to accompany my mum and ahma, watched some stupid show that only most elders would enjoy

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Home cooked food! how sweet of my grandmother to cook my fav “lu rou fan” which is actually deer meat rice, its quite famous in Taiwan but my grandmother’s one has lesser fats from what they sell outside

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Cousins and uncles from Taiwan came over because they miss me!! My cute cousin is a fan of frozen the girl with blonde hair I forgot whats her name but you know what I’m talking about right haha his tying hair skills is 100 times better than mine!!!

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The one behind Is the one who braid my hair

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ok I look like shit as a baby

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GOODNIGHT MY LOVELY GRANDMOTHER

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Day 2&3: Went to Shilin night market which is Taipei’s largest and well-known night market! I can really never get enough of the shilling night market and I went there 2 days straight in a row to play games and shop! I LOVE TAIWAN’S GAMES they have a whole range of games from mahjong matching where you have to pick a few tiles and match it to the tiles on the board to win and also my favourite game was the gun shooting and I get to shoot balloons that are moving and stationary. I can actually spend 1000TWD which is 50SGD on the games and maybe even more!

Shilin night market is actually located at Jiantan mrt station (捷運劍潭線).

Opening hours: Mon-Sun
11:00am to -02:00am

 Day 4: Went to Rao he ye Shi (饒河街觀光夜市). It was actually my first time to go Rao he night market too and they actually don’t sell much things to shop so if you are looking for something with good foods, Rao he night market is the place to go! they have a super long stretch of different kinds of food to eat and for me, I like their da Bao Bao Xiao Bao which is the rice cake wrapped with sausage inside adding garlic sauce hmmm its so good haha

By train: Songshan Railway Station (松山火車站)

By MRT : MRT Houshanpi Station (捷運後山埤站)

Headlines hairdressing

As usual, got my hair done at headlines hairdressing! Been with them for almost 2 years and rejected a few hair sponsors firstly not only am I loyal but I really love their dyes and treatment! (who would like to get their hair screwed right?haha) soooo this time I dyed darker colour because light colour hair is superrrrr hard to maintain and I’m a really lazy person that I really got sick of people calling me ah Lian about my light hair because I obviously don’t suit light colour :(

 

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woooo love my dark colour, in fact, I missed it a lot!! One thing I like about my hair dresser Nicholas and headlines hairdressing is that their treatment is superb!!! after bleaching countless times I still feel that my hair is not that damaged hehe but of course, do your leave on conditioner treatments at home to maintain it, hairdressers are not magicians, they can’t heal hair but they improve it and suit it to your liking!!

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Now I got beautiful hair to visit my grandmother in Taiwan!!

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DISCOUNT CODE
Mention my name “Samantha Ng” for a 10%-15% discount and look for Nicholas for a 15% discount on all services. (PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE YOU HEAD DOWN)

Website: http://headlines.com.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/headlines.sg?fref=ts
Contact number: +6562216866 (chinatown)

Botox done at knightsbridge aesthetic clinic

 

Got my botox and ulthera done at knightsbridge clinic to slim my face as i always felt that i got a fat face and my friends always says that its baby fats which i don’t think it is. So i went down to knightsbridge aesthetic clinic for a consultation and was recommended that i did a botox at the jaw right below my earlobe as i have some cheek muscles there and then do a Ulthera to burn the fats at my cheek! Below are some pictures of before and after.

Interior design of knightsbridge clinic, it’s really beautiful with purple carpet!!

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This was pictures before botox and ulthera

The nurse cleaned my face thoroughly before i apply the numbing cream

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numbing cream is applied on my face for about 30 minutes

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Gel was applied to my face before doing Ulthera, the pain process of ulthera was bearable it feels like doing IPL but 5 times moe pain where you can feel the machine burning your fats more deep inside rather than IPL which just feels the tingling on the skin.

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Super unglam picture of me, was abit scared at the start but after awhile Dr. Chong tried to talk to me about other stuff to not make me think of it haha

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It was slightly swollen after the process but the pain was not that bad

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5 minutes after my Ulthera

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Next is my Botox process!

It was not pain at all

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This is the botox mark which have now gone down

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This was a side view of before botox which you can see the jaw right below my ugly earlobe is abit popped out

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and 3 weeks later!!! its a straight line now instead of the jaw bulging out.

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Was quite satisfied with the service overall and was more satisfied with the botox as i can see more difference in it! the downside is i was not able to drink alcohol in the next 48 hours haha and my jaw was somehow tightened and when i talk too much my jaw gets tired but everything will be back to normal in abour 2 weeks! For the ulthera, it takes 1 month to be able to see a difference

Knightsbridge clinic also appeared on a few news below

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More info about Botox:

  • Jaw Reduction / Face Slimming
    Some of us are born with genetically large chewing muscles, while others develop them over time. These muscles make one’s face look squarish and wide, giving a masculine look. Using Botulinium Toxin A you can reduce the size of these muscles and slim down your face.

Dynamic Wrinkles / Crow’s Feet / Forehead and Frown Lines
Dynamic wrinkles ( wrinkles that appear only on expression and disappear when not making any expressions) are the result of making the same expression over time. A series of lines begin to appear when these expression muscles get strong. These dynamic wrinkles can be easily treated using Botulinium Toxin A .

Calf Muscles
Do you have large calf muscles? Been called ‘carrot legs’ before? Botox can assist in sizing them down to give you slimmer, more feminine-looking and sexier legs.

Reduce Sweatiness of Palms
Sweatiness on the palms (hyperhidrosis) can be an embarrassing condition especially when you’re at a social event. Fret not, with Botulinium Toxin A this condition can be addressed. Botulinium Toxin A injections over the palms is proven to reduce the sweat production of the treated areas for 6 months.

Minimize Pores & Oiliness On Your Face
Suffering from big pores and increased oiliness of the face? Here Botulinium Toxin A injected into the skin, can be used to minimize the pore size and oil gland (sebaceous glands) in your skin.

 

More info about Ulthera:

Ultherapy is short for ‘ultrasound + therapy’. It is one of the latest and most reliable ammunition in defending against the sagginess of one’s face / jawline / neck. It is a FDA-APPROVED technology for face and neck lifting. It is also effective in the tightening of underarms and decolletage.

Ulthera Prices

Eye and Forehead Area : $700
Face : $2550
Face + Neck  : $3200

 

Website: http://www.knightsbridgeclinic.sg/

Blog: http://www.knightsbridgeclinic.sg/blog/

Address: 277A South Bridge Road, Singapore 058826

Tel: +65 9730 9399 (24hr)

Email: questions@knightsbridgeclinic.sg

Opening Hours

Weekdays : 11am – 7pm
Saturdays : 10am – 3pm

*Sundays and PH Closed*

*Other timings available via appointment basis at least 3 days in advance

Dyna argan oil treatment

My review on DYNA argan oil treatment at headlines hairdressing

Have been doing DYNA argan oil for months and i can say that i really love it and i go down to the salon to get the treatment done every month because the outcome is so good that i don’t do those rebonding outside other salons anymore!

Dyna hair treatment smoothens your hair and straightens it without any damage to your hair and instead, it acts like a treatment.

Headlines Hairdressing is located at China Square central which is just 5 mins walk away from Chinatown Mrt and Telok Ayer Mrt.

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As you can see from the picture right below, the blue and green is step 1. The hairdresser would apply either the green or blue one depends on the condition of your hair, or maybe both.

Dyna is suitable for people who has rebonded their hair before or have unruly and un-manageable hair.

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First, they would wash my hair and blow dry it.

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Secondly, Dyna cat is applied to my hair for straightening and leave it on for 30 minutes and wash it off.


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Third is straightening my hair with a straightener and then apply Dyna ca for 10 minutes!

AND I’M DONE!! love how my hair looks so straight and smooth without any damage done to my hair and i’m also allowed to tie my hair when i get home but my hair would still be straight without any rubberband shape like how other rebonding is done where you cannot tie or clip your hair after rebonding. 

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The whole process only took 2 hours it may seem quite long but the hairdressers at Headlines Hairdressing are really friendly! Time passed really fast while talking to them and i learned alot about my hair and how to take care of them.

Thank you nicholas from headlines hairdressing for helping me solve my hair problems without any worry anymore!!

DISCOUNT CODE
Mention my name “Samantha Ng” for a 10%-15% discount and look for Nicholas for a 15% discount on all services. (PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE YOU HEAD DOWN)

Website: http://headlines.com.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/headlines.sg?fref=ts
Contact number: +6562216866 (chinatown)

Dark ash grey at headlines hairdressing

I’m back here again in headlines hairdressing! i’m a really lazy girl that doesn’t know or can’t be bothered to take care of my hair so i always leave it to headlines hairdressing to clean up my mess and here i am dyeing dark colour again as the previous one faded but the colour that faded was of course not as bright as the first time that my hair was bright coloured and i did treatment too!

My cup of tea while dyeing my hair 😀

 

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Hair dye was put on for about 35 minutes and then to wash

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it was quite a fast dye and treatment process.

nicholas as usual trying to avoid the camera when putting treatment on my hair haha

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done!!! whole process took only about 2 hours and 15 minutes including styling and blowing dry and everything! it was super fast

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hello ash grey… the colour is slightly hard to tell from this picture so move on down for more clearer picture of my hair colour!

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TADAAAAAAAA how’s my grey? I LOVE ITTTTTTTTT

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i prefer this selfie among the three hehe

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DISCOUNT CODE
Mention my name “Samantha Ng” for a 10%-15% discount and look for Nicholas for a 15% discount on all services. (PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE YOU HEAD DOWN)

Website: http://headlines.com.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/headlines.sg?fref=ts
Contact number: +6562216866 (chinatown)

Gelish nails at nailz haus

Nailz haus offers a creative concept of nails services in an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere.
Established in 2010, Nailz Haus provides an unique overall experience by offering a creative concept of services in an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere where you can relax and unwind with friends.

DISCOUNT IS ALL THE WAY BELOW


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The interior design of nailz haus was so cozy and peaceful that i literally almost fall asleep while doing my nails

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Was immediately served with a warm cup of tea when i took my seat. Their service was so efficient and nails colour was brought for me to pick!

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A green tablet was thrown into the warm water for disinfection and kill germs and also to prevent unpleasant odors, what a nice colour haha

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A spatula was used to remove the dead skins from my feet to prevent cracked heels. Cracked heels are quite common especially in old people or people that tends to walk more and it would lead to bleeding or infection. So, this scraping comes together with the feet spa.

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The nail technician filling my toe nails and removing dead skins

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The pink one is for scrub and the green one is a feet mask for smoothening the legs and having a whitening effect

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Then, a plastic wrap was wrapped around my legs for 20 mins

 

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A quick feet massage from the nail technician haha feels good

 

 

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My toe nails are finally done! haven’t painted my toes for as much as i could remember. I thought the last toe of my toes couldn’t be painted as it was quite tiny but nailz haus did it perfectly!!

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As i was doing my leg spa, another nail technician was doing my nails and it definitely saved so much time for me with their professionalism!

Got my nails extended as it was abit too short

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My nails were too small and the nail technician had to file every single nails to fit my small nails
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LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE MY REAL ONES! The fake nails were glued to my real nail with nail glue and then applied a layer of gelish transparent paint to hold it there

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Painting my grey nail polish and i’m almost done!

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Pasted my diamond and bunny to my nails with acrylic glue that will prevent it to drop easily

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LOVE MY NAILS SO MUCH and the length is not too long which would eventually grow but it’s exactly what i wanted for now.

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My crystal nail is actually shining bright like a diamond haha

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Finished product! thank you nailz haus for giving me a beautiful nail

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nailzhaus/

Address: 2 Jurong east Street 21, IMM building #02-29

Contact: 6566 5676

Singapore 51th National Day Special!

Classic Gelish Manicure + Return Soak Off (next visit) @ S$51 (U.P. S$75)

Quote Samantha for the readers to enjoy this promotion

 

Dark hair dye colour and long lasting treatment

Took me a really really long time to decide to dye it back to dark colour because I took the risk to get my hair bleached and dyeing with colors that I want and like but it’s really hard to maintain so…… Bye bye blonde!!!! Photos below looks abit darker in pictures but it’s actually purpleish grey tone that can is more obvious under the sun!! So one unglam picture of my right below under the sun(only exclusively in my blog)!!!

This is was before I dyed my hair. Look at the horrible growing roots!!! I had to dye them Everytime my roots grow if not I’ll look like some ahlian that can’t be bothered with whatever hair they have as long as there is something bright there 🙄 NO OFFENSE but it’s too troublesome!!!!!!

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After awhile of deciding my colour……. Btw Nicholas from headlines hairdressing mixed the beautiful colour for me that SUITS ME AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!

Step 1: Apply hair dye for 30 minutes and wash it off!

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IAM DONE WITH MY COLOUR and now to colour treatment so that the colour will last longer and I will have smoother hair yay.

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Time for some hair treatment for long lasting colour!!

Step 2: put treatment for 15 minutes

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I AM DONEEEEEEE i can actually see a little bit of purple coming out but it’s not that obvious

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Hello little girl!!!!! i look abit like a little kid now BUT I LOVE MY HAIR COLOUR… so i guess i suit dark hair afterall!

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This picture shows my actual true hair colour that is similar to real life! abit for purpleish grey hehe

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Selfie time

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DISCOUNT CODE
Mention my name “Samantha Ng” for a 10%-15% discount and look for Nicholas for a 15% discount on all services. (PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE YOU HEAD DOWN)

Website: http://headlines.com.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/headlines.sg?fref=ts
Contact number: +6562216866 (chinatown)

 

Mondo vantaggio’s great singapore sale is now here!

Mondo Vantaggio, a multi luxury fashion boutique, strives to become a market leader bringing multi-label luxury brands at an attractive & competitive pricing.

They carry more than 40 high-end European brands, including Gucci, Balenciaga, Prada, Burberry and Versace. It carries mainly leather goods and bags, but also has a small selection of ready-to-wear clothes and shoes.

Loving their lavishing interior design and a beautiful walkway, with a cafe at the right side of the store. Mondo vantaggio occupies 13,000 sq ft on the second floor of Furama RiverFront hotel in Havelock Road

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Mondo Vantaggio is now having a markdown sale of up to 60% from 1st june – 30th june 2016 with an additional of 15% weekly brand sale off selected items in the month of june!

* 1st to 5th – Valentino & Balenciaga

* 6th to 12th – Gucci

* 12th 19th – Burberry & Saint Laurent

* 20th to 26th – Prada

* 27th to 30th – Miu Miu & Versache

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Trying on their beautiful shoes!

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The Givenchy new in Campaign!

Givenchy S/S 16 collection is now up on their website! link is right down below, HAPPY SHOPPING!

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Address: 407 Havelock Road #02-01 Furama Riverfront Hotel, Annex Block Singapore 169634

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 10.30am – 8.00pm

Website: http://www.mondovantaggio.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MondoVantaggio/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/mondovantaggio

Contact: 626231698

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