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Perfect Date!

The way to a woman’s heart would always be chocolates, diamonds and flowers. I love to surprise my girl friends with flowers and you can never imagine their beautiful happy faces when they receive them!

So it was my beautiful best friend, Sindy birthday next week and because she will be out of town, we celebrated much earlier! I wanted to surprise her with Omakase at Sushi Jin but she was rather full from all her birthday dinners that she wanted something light so I brought her to Publico Deli – a quaint cafe across Robertson Quay.

I got her beautiful flowers from Floral Garage Singapore, where I always purchase my bouquets from. I could even show you receipts of all the flowers I have bought from them! I like them because they are prompt with delivery and they sell the most gorgeous bouquets at affordable prices.

Skin Whitening and Sun Protection with BeautéScience Advanced Formula EstheWhite & EstheShield

Do you know the importance to consume beauty and skin supplements on a daily basis? It is important to know that as we age, it becomes almost impossible to consume sufficient nutrients for the skin simply by our daily food intake.  A recent study has shown that 80% of skin aging is caused by uv rays including wrinkles and skin laxity. As little as 2% increase in sun damage can cause our skin to age by 3 years! Not to mention on long term basis it gives us pigmentation, loose skin and even yellowing of skin tone and destroy our skin texture.

Recently I got to try the highly anticipated twin pack – EstheWhite & EstheShield by BeautéScience, an advanced formula for enhanced skin whitening and sun protection with patented technology, and boy was I amazed with the results.

I really did see a positive change. I went to Thailand and forgot to bring my sunscreen but thankfully, I brought EstheShield and EstheWhite supplements along with me. I remained fair and did not get any sunburnt at all. I had previously tried a few beauty supplements for skin whitening and sun protection but sadly I was allergic to it due to the ingredients and thankfully I did not have any chemical reaction to BeauteScience supplements! I also heard of similar testimonials during the launch.

Even though EstheWhite & EstheShield has just been launched in Asia on the 6th July, they have already garnered much positive feedback and responses among many major medical suppliers, hospitals, doctors and media personalities.

Personally, I have always been a fuss free person and such supplements actually work very well for me. I like the idea that its easy to consume – just 1 capsule of EstheWhite & 1 capsule of EstheShield in the morning after food and I am covered for the day!

I had the privilege to be part of its launch and check out the media personalities, suppliers and doctors that graced the event in the short clip below. Lunch served was delicious by the way.

PROMOTION AND GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the Asian launch of EstheWhite and EstheShield, 100 Twin Packs (Retailing at $199 each) will be given away! Simply like and follow BeauteScience’s Facebook page from now till 23 Sep 2017 to participate in the contest.

Sheena (Influencer) and I

WHAT MAKES ESTHEWHITE & ESTHESHIELD STAND OUT?

1. EstheWhite uses US-patented colourless carotenoids with highest concentration phytoene and phytofluene from specially selected non- GMO tomato species. These colourless carotenoids lighten and even out skin tone by inhibiting melanin synthesis. They provide sun damage protection by absorbing UV rays, while also possessing powerful anti- inflammatory and anti-oxidant capabilities.

Clinical research shows after twelve weeks of consuming phytoene and phytofluene, there are significant improvements to skin quality: dryness and roughness are reduced, while suppleness, complexion evenness and texture are enhanced.

2. EstheShield’s key ingredient – Polypodium Leucotomos has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient Europe. Much of the research has been done over the past 40+ years, and many of these clinical studies have shown extracts of Polypodium Leucotomos to be very effective at defending skin against damage from the sun (ultraviolet radiation) when taken orally.

3. Both products will be marketed as a twin pack and will be distributed only through medical clinics and hospitals. They are made in the United States and comply with HSA (Singapore) requirements, therefore you can be sure of its safety.

4. How the twin pack works – while EstheWhite helps in brightening the skin, EstheShield protects the skin from the sun and prevents it from darkening. With just 1 capsule of each daily, the twin pack formulation provides you with a comprehensive and systemic solution to skin brightening and sun protection.

WHY ESTHEWHITE WORKS

(A) PhytoflORAL

Carotenoids are natural sun protectants found in plants. They absorb harmful UVA and UVB rays and supress free radicals that lead to premature ageing and dark, uneven skin tone. The human body is unable to produce carotenoids, but they can be obtained through diet.

EstheWhite’s key active ingredient, PhytoflORAL® is a patented innovative dietary supplement derived from a proprietary source of non-GMO tomato specie that is rich in colourless carotenoids – phytoene and phytofluene. These specific carotenoids are known to lighten and even out skin tone through

– Inhibiting constitutive melanin synthesis (reducing baseline pigment production)
– Protecting against UVA and UVB rays
– Significantly increasing anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant processes

– They do not bleach nor stain the skin and are truly colourless.

An additional ingredient in EstheWhite is L-Cysteine. It has been shown to prevent the production of darker melanin, stimulate the production of glutathione, promote skin renewal and display anti-oxidant effects.

BENEFITS OF ESTHEWHITE
• Protection against harmful UVA & UVB rays
• Enhanced whitening effect with L-Cysteine, the true precursor of glutathione
• Anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory properties
• Prevents skin collagen degradation
• Prevents damage to DNA and premature aging of skin
• Skin whitening by reducing melanin production

In a clinical study on effects of colourless carotenoids, dermatologists discovered that 60%-86% of subjects’ skin quality significantly improved after 6 weeks. And up to 90% of the subjects had improvement in skin dryness, roughness, suppleness, evenness and texture after 12 weeks. The research also showed that after 12 weeks of colourless carotenoids intake, 65% of subjects’ skin had a 20% increase in the Minimum Erythemal Dose (MED) after UV exposure testing, characterizing a significant photo- protective effect.

WHY ESTHESHIELD WORKS

(B) Polypodium

EstheShield is an innovative oral sunscreen made with Polypodium Leucotomos, a natural fern extract with long history of usage as herbal oral medicine for the treatment of inflammation and a variety of skin ailments.

Much research has been done on Polypodium Leucotomos on its management of skin conditions and its photo-protective properties. Many of these clinical studies have shown polypodium extracts to be effective at defending skin against damage from the sun (ultraviolet radiation) when taken orally.

Polypodium Leucotomos has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help to prevent skin inflammation, inhibit free radicals in skin tissues from causing long-term DNA damage and photo-aging.

BENEFITS OF ESTHESHIELD


• Natural herbal sun screen that comes from deep within

• Inhibition of free radicals from UV radiation
• Anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory properties
• Prevents oxidative damage of skin
• Prevents damage to DNA and premature aging of skin

 

Find out more on www.beautescience.com and its instagramDiscover the secret to radiant skin today with this innovative twin pack oral supplement that offers a comprehensive solution to fairer, brighter complexion, and all day sun protection.

 

 

Seeing Double at Wild Wild Wet!

*Contest/giveaway at the end of the post

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With dear Regina whose husband kindly took pictures for us!

What’s a better way to get wet? Its none other than visiting Wild Wild Wet!

If you have never been to Wild Wild Wet, you are missing out and if you have but it has been some time, there is no better time to revisit!

To celebrate the completion of the expansion of Wild Wild Wet to double its original size, Downtown East is bringing an overload of fun to the public with a Seeing Double promotion.

Members of the public just need to come dressed identically with a friend to enjoy double the fun for half the price at four key offerings at Downtown East – Wild Wild Wet, D’Resort, Orchid Bowl and eXplorerkid.

Now spanning 4 hectares, Wild Wild Wet is home to new attractions such as the Royal Flush.  Royal Flush is Asia’s first hybrid ride combining the Behemoth BOWL40 and TornadoWAVE – effectively combining two rides into one unique experience. For younger kids, they also have the Kidz Zone, a set of miniature rides and slides that are suitable for kids.

Kidz Zone consists of five miniature rides for kids and families to enjoy an overload of fun at

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Cafeteria for food and rest

I used to visit Wild Wild Wet when I was younger as I thought it was very fun. I remember enjoying the relaxed attractions such as the Shiok River and the Tsunami.  Hence when I heard they have introduced new attractions, I was very excited! I am already planning a trip there with my friends again.

The Woosh is already available

look at the massive queue!
Royal Flush, Wild Wild Wet’s new key attraction, was opened in March 2017
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My favourite ride has to be The Woosh, which is 50 metres long, making it Singapore’s Longest Inflatable Freestyle Water Slide! The dual lanes allows guests to challenge each other and compete to see who can slide further along the slide.

Take part in setting Singapore Book of Records for the Most Number of People In Pairs Dressed Identically & win exciting prizes in the Best Dressed Competition!

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Why not come dressed identically to participate in the Seeing Double campaign at Downtown East from 4 June – 31 July 2017 to enjoy twice the excitement of special promos!

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Old favourites – Ular-lah and Waterworks
For your safety, there’s life jackets available in adult and children sizes too!
Professor’s Playground – a kiddie play zone

CONTEST

Now you can rent fancy floats too! Comes in interesting designs etc.
Rental services to make your experience more interesting

Find out more about the Seeing Double campaign HERE. What are you waiting? Go have fun at Wild Wild Wet today!

Tips For Every Young Business Owner

Not young anymore, I sometimes ponder about the sustainability of everything I am doing as I have always been doing my own thing like blogging and handling my own business.

Blogging came naturally to me, it started off as a hobby out of my love for writing but later developed into a profession. Even though I love being a blogger, it is not sustainable to be a full time blogger. Besides my love for blogging, I am also passionate about fashion and beauty. Hence, I decided to launch a women’s fashion online store. I had a goal and plan in mind that I was going to execute. I started this online store with my ex school mate and best friend who was based in Indonesia. My online store is based in both Indonesia and Singapore. I hope to expand my business to the rest of Asia.

I did not disclose to anyone I was an online store owner as I wanted to keep work and my online public persona separate mainly because I did not want my public persona to affect business or work in any way. Honestly, I do not think it matters any more as my store is doing pretty well despite being a two months old business. Being an online store owner, the natural transition was to expand the business into a brick and mortar store however I knew it was not going to be easy to transit over smoothly.

As a young and green business owner, I do wish for guidance from more experienced business owners, hoping they could provide useful insight to my business.

Recently I was introduced to e2i through the SME Symposium 2017, an event held by NTUC that specifically targets SMEs to share insights and strategies with business leaders to address the economic challenges and uncertainties ahead..

e2i is an initiative of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to help workers get better jobs and pay via Placement, Professional Development (aka Training) and Productivity.

Graphic: e2i as an enabler (Source: e2i)

For example, e2i offers hiring, training and productivity solutions to businesses to redesign jobs to be easier, smarter and safer, with businesses sharing productivity gains with staff in the form of higher wages.

Since 2008, e2i has also assisted more than 500,000 individuals with career guidance, professional development, and job matching services.

At the e2i breakout sessions for food and retail during the SME Symposium, some businesses shared how e2i actually helped them in their manpower and productivity issues.

Room full of people during the symposium.

Besides having a strong interest and passion in fashion, I am also keen to dabble into the F&B sector hence this session was very useful because I got to learn from big players in the industry like Pine Garden, Crystal Jade and Paradise Group.

Mr Benjamin Yang, Managing Director of Novitee Pte Ltd sharing session featuring Pine Garden, Crystal Jade and Paradise Group.

The retail breakout session at the SME symposium also covered some really amazing tips on how to successfully open and run a retail store, and gave examples of retail businesses which successfully worked with e2i to overcome their productivity, manpower crunch and staff retention challenges..

As a business owner, I find it very important that we look out for opportunities especially during this turbulent period where the economy isn’t looking positive.

Mr Andrew Tan, Owner of Atomi Pte Ltd sharing on the art and science of visual merchandising.

And of course, having picked up these useful tips, I thought it would be great to share with fellow business owners out there! So if you are a young and green business owner like I am, check out these tips:

  1. To deal with the changing market trends, every business should have an e-commerce store to handle a different point of sales.
Source: Johong e-commerce platform

Johong Hardware and Paints is a 25-year-old company which tapped on e2i’s Inclusive Growth Programme to invest in their own e-commerce platform http://www.diyhandyman.sg/.

The e-commerce platform helps Johong staff to keep up with customer habits and push out Johong’s products and services to customers who prefer to shop online.

2.Every business should own their own Inventory Management System as not having one can be very time consuming and error prone. And invest in systems which can link up seamlessly with each other.

Johong had more than 1,000 different items in stock, which was tiring for staff who had to manually count stock before placing any new orders. Management representatives had to make physical visits to the different stores to collect the daily earnings and sales reports.

With e2i’s Inclusive Growth Programme, Johong implemented a more efficient inventory management system to keep track of its inventory in all stores, saving six man-days per month on stocktaking alone.

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The inventory management system could also be synchronised with Johong’s stores’ point-of-sales system (POS). So now Johong can track both inventory and live sales reports, saving at last two man-hours daily from store visits.

The best part (for customers) is that this system’s capabilities also include customer management via a store membership programme with discounts for members. With all these productivity gains, 8 Johong staff enjoyed wage increases of 10.6%.

3. For better efficiency in the store, seriously consider an integrated system like the ERP system

In the past, Yankee Candle struggled to sync data from 3 separate systems: POS/inventory, accounting/finance and membership form-filling system. The stock taking and sales tracking were also not synced in real time.

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In 2014, the company tapped on e2i’s Inclusive Growth Programme to acquire an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that integrates a point of sale system, the company’s inventory, human resource information, customer relationship management and accounts.

I am already thinking of getting the Inventory Management System and the ERP system for my online business to improve efficiency.

  1. To empower your staff with industry knowledge,you can sign up your staff for masterclasses and work with e2i on Place-and-Train schemes and Professional Development.

Mothercare Singapore, which has over 500 full-time employees, has been sending its staff for e2i retail masterclasses and is working closely with e2i to Place-and-Train skilled Sales Advisors.

Mothercare is also embarking on a company-wide Professional Development initiative with e2i which will empower several hundred staff in its Singapore and overseas businesses in areas such as communications and emotional intelligence.

Running a retail business is getting more challenging, so if you want a leg up to improve on your business’ productivity and empower your staff with the right skills to prepare your business for the future, you can turn to e2i for advice.

 

MARC JACOBS AIR BLUSH SOFT GLOW DUO BLUSH REVIEW

There are five shades in the range, each consisting of 2 colors of blush with wider blocks of a lighter and deeper tone at opposite ends that alternate into thinner stripes of color reaching the middle, a beautiful and unique pattern inspired by a Marc Jacobs dress design. The lighter and deeper tones can be used separately to customize your color or blended together.

500 Lush & Libido: a cool baby pink and cool hot pink

502: Lines & Last Night: soft creamsicle and tangerine

504 Kink & Kisses: a pale petal rose and a bright coral pink

506 Flesh & Fantasy: an ivory shimmer and a tawny light bronze

508 Night Fever & Hot Stuff: a bright warm pink and a light cherry plum

I like to use my blush by blending both shades together, sweeping my brush back and forth over the surface. The color looks very natural on the skin, providing a radiant finish and a soft-looking glow, without emphasizing pores.

Givenchy x Mondo Vantaggio x Joanna Lim

Had the most sumptuous Mother’s Day tea party at Mondo Vantaggio for their Mother-Daughter day out. It was a lovely time thanks to Mondo Vantaggio.

Not the first time being there, I am still surprised with how grand the store’s outlook is. Its like walking into Prada but with many more brands other than just one single brand. An all-new Multi label luxury store, you have to check out Mondo Vantaggio’s collection of designer labels and the ongoing sales available!

Check out my very first experience at Mondo Vantaggio here!

So right now they are currently having a 60% markdown and weekly brand sale.

Get 15% off on selected brands as seen below:

  • 1st to 5th – Valentino & Balenciaga
  • 6th to 12th – Gucci
  • 12th 19th – Burberry & Saint Laurent
  • 20th to 26th – Prada
  • 27th to 30th – Miu Miu & Versache

ALSO, check out Mondo Vantaggio’s latest cover girl for GIVENCHY NEW IN CAMPAIGN –   Joanna Lim of Night Owl Cinematics. Look at how she beautifully styled the latest Givenchy pieces available in store.

Seeing how gorgeous the bags look on her, I had my go at a few of my favourites from Givenchy! Below are my picks.

Don’t forget to drop by at Mondo Vantaggio this June for your fashion fix!

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Mondo Vantaggio

Headed down to the all-new Multi label luxury store, Mondo Vantaggio to check out their collection of designer labels and I was amazed with the variety and of course, the prices.

A multi-label luxury store offering designer labels at discounted prices, Mondo Vantaggio, occupies 13,000 sq ft on the second floor of Furama RiverFront hotel in Havelock Road and carries more than 40 high-end European brands. You will not want to miss their exciting ongoing 30% sale storewide (they have the lowest price guaranteed promotion during this sale period).

It carries mainly leather goods and bags, with a small selection of ready-to-wear clothes and shoes. Customers can look forward to new merchandise every two weeks. If you are wondering, they also carry a small selection of mens merchandise! Why not indulge in luxury shopping with your other half the next weekend you are looking for something to do?

The extensive discounts offered by Mondo Vantaggio is so tempting, I almost brought home a bag and a pair of shoes for myself.

Decor here is really exquisite with gold and marbled decor. Apparently they spent $3 million on the renovation alone!

To create an opulent appearance, they had their staff dressed in smart black attire ready with gloves on. The store is filled with spacious shelves that shows clearly the brand names in big signs. You also request for private viewings of merchandise in their VIP room which by the way is luxurious and very comfortable.

If you are looking for another reason to come by, you would be happy to know that they house a cafe ran by the team behind The Tiramisu Hero and serves snacks, dessert and good coffee. Your other half will never be bored here and might even want to linger around longer!

Sunglasses!

Customers who are afraid of the authenticity of the items can be assured that when they buy from Mondo Vantaggio, they will receive a full refund if they return their purchases in their original condition within seven days of purchase which is awesome for us cautious buyers right?

Anyway, this mother’s day, Mondo Vantaggio is hosting a mother’s day celebration in conjunction with their 30% off storewide. Why not pop by and enjoy a mother-daughter day out with a high tea party at Mondo Vantaggio? Of course, you can opt to come by with your husband or son too! If you would like to attend the tea party, please RSVP on their Facebook Event Page to waive off their ‘minimum value spent’ entry requirement! You will be granted straight access to the tea party unlike those who walk in. Walk in customers will have to spend a minimum of SGD 300 to be able to attend the tea party.

If you or your mum is looking for a nice hang out place this weekend, do pop by! I will be attending the 8th May, 2pm time slot so see ya there!

Samsung Fashion Steps Out

Samsung Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2016 [FSO 2016] returns for a six-week extravaganza from 25 March – 8 May 2016. Was honoured to be invited as one of the VIP guests for this event thanks to Saffron Communications! Was at the show last year and it was an eye-opener as it was the first time I saw a fashion show on Orchard Road Runway itself! I remembered the after party was not bad as well. It is a must if you like unconventional stuff and shows!

 

Organised by Orchard Road Business Association [ORBA], FSO 2016 is presented by Samsung, the festival’s Official Technology Partner.

In conjunction with FSO 2016, Samsung is also launching its latest Samsung Galaxy S7 4G+ and S7 edge 4G+. Samsung Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2016 is supported by Singapore Tourism Board [STB], with MasterCard as the Official Card.

A string of lifestyle activities from events, a signature runway show, fashion installations and exclusive MasterCard® shopping promotions have been planned for the annual festival, as Orchard Road’s famous shopping belt celebrates the Spring/Summer fashion season with local and international brands.

So on the 26 March, last Saturday, Celebrities, VVIPs, influencers, a record cast of 188 models / talent in the fashion festival’s seven- year history, and more than 150,000 visitors were at the spectacular Orchard Fashion Runway, which raised the curtain to the annual Samsung Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2016 last Saturday. I heard they even celebrated JJ Lin’s birthday! Such a pity I was sick and couldn’t make it.

The hour-long Orchard Fashion Runway is curated by Singapore’s fashion doyen Daniel Boey who presented eight fashion labels – FOX Kids & Baby, Raffles Privato, RÊVASSEUR, SEAN & SHEILA, MASH-UP, PHANTACi, Thomas Wee and UNIQLO. The street event continued with an after-party featuring Zouk’s resident DJ Hong till 11pm. I am sure thats fun! Last year’s after party was good too! We were shopping like mad at the after party!

For the first time, an entourage of more than a dozen personalities, influencers and artistes from Singapore and around the region will join the Orchard Fashion Runway. They include JJ Lin [Singapore]; VJ Daniel [Indonesia]; Min Chen [Malaysia]; Laureen Uy [Philippines]; Aisyah Aziz [Singapore], Sheila Sim [Singapore], Hayley Woo [Singapore], and more.

SUPPORTING STAKEHOLDER EVENTS

Throughout FSO period, at various venues, lifestyle and/or fashion-themed events and experiences, organised by Orchard Road stakeholders, will also be made available for the public to enjoy throughout this period.

JUST SOME OF THE PROMOTIONS 

SPEND & REDEEM WITH MASTERCARD®

Fri 25 Mar – Sun 8 May 2016
Charge $300 to your MasterCard® card at participating malls and redeem a $30 shopping voucher.

SHOP, DINE & WIN DRAW

Fri 25 Mar – Sun 8 May 2016
Stand a chance to win shopping vouchers in the Shop, Dine & Win
Draw with every S$50 spent at participating malls. Charge your purchases to your MasterCard® card and TRIPLE your chances of winning!

Do check out the exciting fringe activities happening between 25th March to 8th May! For more info visit http://www.orchardroad.org/fso/

REVIEW – Svenson Treatment Solutions

Hello again!

Attended the Svenson Hair Enrichment Workshop a few weeks ago and was really pleased to know more about how to tackle hair and scalp problems. Thank you for sharing such insightful information with me, Svenson! There was a complimentary hair scalp analysis and also a 5 course meal c/o Monochrome Bistro for us bloggers. The fish and tiramisu were my favourites! Too bad I didn’t managed to take a photo of the tiramisu.

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ABOUT SVENSON

SVENSON is a leading brand of solutions for hair and scalp problems using the most advanced technologies. With over 40 years of trichological expertise and knowledge, Svenson offers scientific diagnosis and customized and effective solutions to almost all hair problems.

Operating a global network of hair centers today, there are 54 branches across Asia region, including China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, and of course, Singapore.

Today, they are proud to present its three best-selling hair care treatments: Folligro, Micro-Transdermal Therapy (MTT) and PLGA Total Solution.

1. FOLLIGRO

The latest treatment to be introduced, Folligro, delivers a potent mix of vital oxygen and rich nutrients deep into the roots and stimulates greater cell regeneration and collagen production for significant results.

Making use of Radio Frequency (RF) to promote regeneration of tissues and hair growth, the energy is fractionally delivered in micron spots into the dermal layers of the skin via 22 uniquely-designed gold conductive pins.

The Folligro treatment takes about 45 minutes and is pain-free. The scalp is first cleansed and hair is blown dry. An Amino Peptide Solution is then applied directly on one section of the scalp, followed by immediate application of RF energy over the same section. This is repeated in sections all over the crown area before a scalp massage is performed to end the treatment.

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2. MICRO-TRANSDERMAL THERAPY (MTT)

Using a handheld micro-needle roller device with a wheel attached to the handle, the Micro- Transdermal Therapy (MTT) treatment works by triggering the production of human growth factor.

Outfitted with a total of 540 micro-needles, each of varying lengths from 0.2mm to 2.0mm, the device is rolled over the skin, causing the needles to press against the scalp tissue, resulting in minor surface wounds. The body must then work to produce new skin in the area of the wound and releases the human growth hormone, collagen and other chemicals to assist with this process.

In addition, the treatment also creates a new transcellular route (microchannel) for the delivery of small doses of active ingredients of different medications, such as the Svenson MPC Solution, to enter deeper tissues.

This efficacious solution contains vitamins, amino acids, co-enzymes, minerals, hyaluronic acid, gluthathione and copper tripeptides that stimulate the growth of epitelial cells of hair bulb, inhibits catagen phase and stimulates anagen phase (new growth).

This treatment is effective for common male and female baldness problems, such as male front- parietal alopecia, diffused hair loss and post-pregnancy alopecia.

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3. PLGA TOTAL SOLUTION

Svenson’s PLGA Total Solution is a breakthrough Do-It-Yourself home treatment that combines remarkable properties of the rare Loquat leaf and nanotechnology to produce noticeably thicker, fuller looking hair for those suffering from thinning hair.

The key active compound extracted from the Loquat leaf is Corosolic acid, traditionally used as a herbal medicine. This herbal extract encourages better blood circulation and manages testosterone level, often the primary cause of hair loss.

To be applied daily after hair wash using a light head massage method on problem areas, clients can expect to see a gradual increase in fine, thin and thick hair growth at alopecia neurotic areas from the convenient PLGA Total Solution home treatment, from as early as two months after starting. A typical complete treatment process will take six months of consistent application.

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After the presentation of the products, we were introduced to the 5-step massage directed by the therapist which we all tried on ourselves at the same time. Having previously taken a short course under Kimage training school, I have learnt to do head massages but this was pretty different. I will definitely use this instead because it requires lesser strength and seems effective.

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PROFESSIONAL HAIR AND SCALP CARE TIPS FROM SVENSON

  • Shampoo daily, or twice daily, using the appropriate shampoo for your hair and scalp type
  • When applying styling products, avoid getting them on the scalp
  • When blow-drying, avoid direct strong heat and keep the blow-dryer moving
  • Brush or comb hair gently especially when wet
  • Practice daily scalp massage − recommended to use Svenson’s NEW 5-Step Head Massage (as detailed below)

HOW TO SPOT HAIR LOSS

  • Significantly more hair falls during combing, brushing and shampooing
  • Scalp feels sensitive; inflammation (redness), prone to getting itchy, oily and scaly
  • Frontal hairline starts to recede with more small “baby” hair appearing
  • Overall hair becoming more limp and lacks body or volume
  • Hair texture becomes finer and hair growth appears slower

Each of us were kindly given some sample products to bring home. I started using the products the very next day and to my delight, the volumizing shampoo was too good to be true. I have to say it restored my crowning glory! More on the shampoo will be shared later in the post.

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BIO-PROTEIN PRE-SHAMPOO TREATMENT

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The treatment was to be applied before shampooing and I quite like that the treatment soften my scalp and hair. I could feel it was easier to detangle my hair afterwards. I like that the treatment was not harsh and did not cause any burning sensation at all. Usually I am quite afraid of treatment solutions due to the harsh ingredients included. However, for this range, I quite like it!

VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO

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When I first applied this product on to my hair I was shocked at how cleanse my scalp was! I love the minty cooling feel after shampooing my hair with this. Felt instantly refreshed afterwards. I also felt my hair was more volumized overall and not as flat as it was usually even after a whole day of activities. I checked with my hairstylist when I went back to cut my hair and she complimented that my hair was softer and less oilier as before which is a good thing!

PLGA TOTAL SOLUTIONS

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The reviews of this product is incredible. Given only a 10 day sample, I was able to tell that I faced lesser hair drop during this period. There was lesser hair clogged in the sink after a shower. If you are interested to find out more about this product, you could read up on the properties and benefits above. I personally found this product to be quite precious since it had a lifespan of only 10 days! I had to make sure I finished within 10 days.

I hope this post helped you in discovering more about Svenson and its latest technology. Thank you for reading and stay tune for more beauty reviews xx

Event – Huang Ah Ma, The Oriental Spa Chamber Media invite

Hi pretties,

Back with another interesting update! Last week, my girlfriend and I attended the media invite for Huang Ah Ma, the Oriental Spa Chamber and we had a great time learning about the benefits of the facial and spa regimen Huang Ah Ma offers. We were so delighted to find out we could get a 90 min complimentary try out of this regimen. Apparently, this is Singapore’s first ever late night spa and facial regimen for good health which is also otherwise known as the Imperial Night Beauty Secret Spa & Facial.

SHORT BACKGROUND STORY ON HUANG AH MA, THE ORIENTAL SPA CHAMBER

Huang Ah Ma, The Oriental Spa Chamber, aims to be one of the finest luxurious spas in Singapore. This hotel spa is tastefully decorated in an oriental setting, offering a haven of relaxation and hospitality with modern amenities. It is ideal for those seeking a well-deserved spa break with solutions to their beauty needs.

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Address: 50 Mosque Street, Singapore 059528

Contact:+65 6536 1661

Opening hours: 11am to 3am

Website: www.huangahma.com

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

For the first part of the event, we were greeted with their signature ginger tea that is very good for the women’s body. I like to drink ginger tea whenever I have the period because it helps soothe my tummy cramps. After that, we were given a rejuvenating foot soak which was filled with boiling water. Not very used to soaking my feet in boiling water, I had a difficult time soaking my feet in because the water was too hot! However, after hearing how it helps in blood circulation, I took the plunge.

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At the event, the techniques of the massage were demonstrated to us. After the demonstration, we went on a guided tour around the place and boy, was the place huge! There were several couple and single rooms. There are even saunas inside the place.

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A LITTLE INFORMATION ON THE MASSAGE

This unique imperial Night Beauty Secret Spa & Facial promises to help one relax fully after a long day, help with insomnia and aid in promoting good health at the same time. From what I learnt in this event, the perfect beauty sleep timing is actually from 10pm to 2am and this massage aims to help you enjoy that little hours of beauty sleep!

The routine centres around the introduction of special herb blends and crafted massage techniques to enhance cell recovery and rejuvenation, which works best at night.

The late night spa and facial routine starts with a foot spa, inspired by a simple but powerful therapy, the bath routine of the Yao Tribe women. The Yao Tribe can be found in the mountainous terrains of the southwest and south China, and the women are known to lead lives that are free from sickness and ailments. Possessing a strong constitution, the Yao women can go about their daily activities immediately after giving birth.

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The herbs used are speranskia, acacia, turmeric and a mix of rare Yunnan herbs. These herbs help with problems like insomnia. The herbs open pores and in turn help the skin reap the full medicinal benefits of the herbs. they also aid in enhancing blood circulation and overall well-being. The Yao bath can also accelerate sweating enable you to expel the toxins in your body.

Now, at Huang Ah Ma, you can enjoy the health benefits of this concoction of herbs, and more. The eight-step relaxing spa and facial regimen includes the following:

  • “Yao Yu” Foot Soak (瑶浴), as outlined above
  • Back Massage to help relax the body
  • Artemisia Herbs (艾草) Detox and Ear Candling: Artemisia herbs are placed on the navel, helping you to relax. This step will also detox and clear the meridian. When your body pores are open and the 12 meridian blockages are cleared, harmful materials can be expelled. The multitude of benefits includes skin nourishment, relief of itching as well as prevention and curing of skin and gynaecological diseases. The step will also improve the micro-circulation system, digestion and alleviate problems like fatigue and muscle pain.
  • Facial Cleanse with Huang Ah Ma’s very own product
  • Enzyme Facial Peel with Huang Ah Ma’s very own product
  • Musical Ball Face Massage: This massage will whisk you away to a state of tranquillity. The moving steel balls produce a soft tinkling sound. The therapist will execute four strokes in this order, for the ultimate relaxation: 1) Effleurage stroke – A soothing, stroking movement used at the beginning of the facial to encourage lymphatic return 2) Drainage stroke – Lymphatic stimulation and drainage 3) Soothing stroke – Relax the muscle and skin 4) Shiatsu pressure – Reduce the pressure stress and mental stress
  • Custom Blended Mask: This soothing chiffon aloe mask is suitable for all skin types. It nourishes and relaxes the skin.
  • Hand Meridian Massage

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This 90-minute treatment, the “Imperial Night Beauty Secret Spa & Facial”, has an introductory price of $88 (UP: $188). It is offered at Huang Ah Ma starting 4 Feburary 2015 onwards.

This treatment is recommended to be experienced from 7pm onwards as the regime is put together to suit one’s skin condition and temperature at night.

Due to the herbs and massages, it is not recommended for pregnant ladies and those suffering from cancer.

OVERALL THOUGHTS ON THE MASSAGE

So I went with my friend and she was raving about how awesome the massage was and also how beneficial it was to her. She slept like a baby the moment she reached home. During the massage, we managed to fell asleep during the Musical ball massage. It was very soothing and painless for those who worry about how facial massages feels like. My skin felt very smooth after the whole thing too and both of us thought our skin glowed! I guess it was because of the enzyme facial peel. If you ask me, this is value for money for those who suffer from insomnia! I would pay anything to get good health and ample rest.

Thank you for your invite, Natasha and Vanessa.

Hope this helps and thank you for reading guys!