Aug 20, 2014

Soft and Silky Tresses with Shiseido by Easels

My hair is the perfect accessory to complete the overall look.  The hustle and bustle of life and the constant use of chemicals on the hair, are the main culprits for my hair problems. In order to maintain my hair at its tip top condition, monthly scalp and hair treatment is essential to keep problems at bay.
When Wendy from Easels was raving to me about the amazing effects of the Shiseido Ultimate  5-step Reconstruction Treatment, I had to give it a try!
  Products that would be used for the Treatment were displayed nicely on the trolley. Truly professional and premium.
 Step 1: The designated Shampoo was mix with hot water. The mixture was whisked with a brush to become foamy.
The stylist applied the foamy mixture onto my hair. This removed all obstructive elements attached to the hair surface. Hence, hair felt very dry after washing off.

 Step 2: My hair was considered low damaged as I did monthly hair treatments. In the solution, it contained an agent "Ion Navigator" which was uniquely developed by Shiseido. It helped to eliminate calcium ions pile-ups rooted deep inside hair while preventing re-absorption from taking place.
 See the special gadget used to spray the solution to the hair. So cool!
 This was doing deep detox to the hair. What? Even hair needs to detox too?
Step 3-4 was to inject repair agents into the hair with spatula. This would repair the damages to the surface of the hair. Lots of application and washing throughout the treatment:-P
The amazing triple-layer micro-coating cream would help to protect the hair from sebum, water (used for daily shampooing) and friction (static electricity).
 Hair felt airy, shiny and smooth after it was blown dry. It was such a joy to touch my hair. The effect was comparatively like what you achieved with re-bonding. The entire treatment took an hour to complete.
Whilst doing my treatment, I was also enjoying my hot Milo and artisan cakes with compliments from Easels. The team at Easels paid attention to every little details. Knowing most customers will sit through hours for major hair overhaul or will rush to the salon after work, drinks and cakes were served on the house to curb the hunger pangs. I was truly impressed.

For a head of crown glory, do head down to Easels for a fun hair pampering time. Shiseido Premium 5-Step Treatment is now having a 20% discount off their usual price of $248 till 31 September 2014.  Just quote "Ms Oinkee" to enjoy the promotion.

Easels is a newly opened salon that provides a suite of holistic services to pamper you from head to toe. They are conveniently located at:

Easels Hair & Nails
14 Scotts Road #05-32/33
 Far East Plaza 

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Aug 18, 2014

New Additions in Spicy Thai-Thai Cafe

The chefs at Spicy Thai-Thai Café are always creating New dishes so customers are never bored of going back. To add more "Spice" to the repertoire of traditional dishes, they created these few new fusion dishes for a East-meet-West flavour.
I started with the Nacho Chips with a Spicy Thai specially-made Avocado Dip. Avocado dips are own-made from scratch using fresh avocadoes.
The taste was so refreshing and I couldn't stop munching. Do you know that Avocadoes have lots of health benefits? They can help to lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of diabetes, promote lower body weight and prevent cancer. So healthy food does not equate to awful taste afterall.

 Nacho Chips with Avocado Dip at $12
I jumped with excitement upon seeing the Pork Porridge on the new menu list. I always love Pork Porridge. When  I saw it being served, it gave me a feeling of being at Home. The taste of the porridge felt like it was cooked with love by mum. Yummy! This savoury and flavourful dish was warm and comforting. It is a favourite with the Teochews in Thailand too.
Pork Porridge is at $5
Instead of using oil, the chef opted to use water for healthier eating. One of my favourites for the evening. I was intrigued by the crispy sun-dried fish. They looked like a beautiful garnish and actually equally tasty to eat. The kind of creativity and thoughts put into a simple egg dish. That is amazing.
Water-Fry Egg with Thai -Style Crispy Sun-Dried Fish $12
Fish Maw Crab Meat boiled in coconut husk was like a match made in heaven. Chef added fresh coconut flesh inside too. Together with the seafood, they brought out the real sweetness in the soup. Everything just tasted perfect.
Fish Maw Crab Meat Soup at $28 (4-pax portion)
I was always so full whenever I did food tasting. This time was no exception too. However, I just had to taste the dessert Tapioca with coconut milk. Tapioca was steamed and mixed with freshly squeezed coconut juice. It was truly sinful but irresistible.
                                              Steamed Tapioca with Coconut Milk at $3.50
Snippets on Spicy Thai
Spicy Thai-Thai Café was founded by homegrown businessman, Ron Poh five years ago. With the success of its first outlet in Jalan Besar, the second shop was sprouted at Aljunied Avenue 2 in 2013.
Ron has an unexplained affinity with anything Thai, from culture to food. What started out as a passion for seeking authentic Thai food results in him wanting to present the most authentic experience for his customers at Spicy Thai-Thai Café.
Come on down to have your taste buds sing and dance to the symphonic orchestra of flavours at Spicy Thai-Thai Café now.
Spicy Thai-Thai Cafe
Blk 115 Aljunied Ave 2
Singapore 380115
Operating Hours: 11am to 12am daily
Reservations: +65 6747 8558
Instagram: @spicythaithaicafe
Facebook: spicythai-thaicafe

Aug 12, 2014


I was brimming with excitement when I received the invitation from Alive Museum. 

Alive Museum is the original 3D visual illusion museum from South Korea. Spanning over 10,000sqft, it is the largest in Singapore. Decided to check it out on a weekday evening.
My first foray in a 3D museum wohoo! Alive Museum ensures that visitors have a great experience by providing all unique props needed for the picture to come Alive. All I brought was my trusty Samsung Galaxy S4.
Hello from the fridge! 
So many celebrities kowtowing to me. I was feeling on top of the world. Do you spot Bruce Lee, Spiderman amongst the group? 
I was truly awe inspired by the Museum's interior. The paintings were all flat 2-D paintings. However, the pictures turned to 3D after taking it at the designated Photo Point with the Smart Phone. Alive Museum's in-house talented artists  make use of various painting techniques to make exhibits look alive from a certain perspective.
The Big Baby in a Mommy's arms
Mermaid for the evening
Infinite Studio for infinity selfies!

Please forgive me....

Oh, a chocolate ice-cream cone? Oopsie
Muacks for Spidey
Come let's graffiti together
A Singapore Kick! Oh so smelly!
No! Don't eat me!
Love the wings!
Cat, you got another cat
Eerie enough?
Death sentence
Woo, that was tough!
 Canoeing was so easy!
  I could be a gymnast!
   Oh my! hahaha
Come and eat me!
  Up up in the sky, to Niagara Falls 
 Elly, you got me!
 Cheeky Elly!
Preparing for my first appearance into the SEA Games 2015:-P
 I love this shot! It was the toughest for me!  I had to pretend to be sitting on the bench and patting the giraffe in my most relaxed self and smile......
  Our romantic boat ride
It was a fun-filled evening, trying out the different poses, somehow got a bit high from all these. I felt like I was back to my teenage days. Apparently 30% of their paintings will be changed every 12-18 months. Special exhibits will be displayed during Christmas and Chinese New Year. I will definitely be back on a regular basis. It is really a refreshing place for a date (especially for us who are married for a decade), a first date will be good too.....with the kiddos....the list is endless. It is a place for everyone!
Come on down to check out Alive Museum now.
Location: Suntec City Mall #03-372 (between Towers 3 & 4)
Ticket Prices: $25 (Adults), $20 (Children 3-12 years)
Operation Hours: 10am - 10pm daily (Last Admission at 9pm)
From Now till September, Like their Facebook Page "Alive Museum" and buy one full-priced ticket to get a Free Meal at Burger King
So what are you waiting for? Be part of the 3D Visual Illusionary now

Aug 7, 2014

Review: Ultra Soothing White Clay Mask from Coast to Coast

It had been a saddening month for me. Face couldn't stop flaking. I went to the doctor to clear up my peeling but it came back again. So thankful to Chris for passing me a jar of Ultra Soothing White Clay Mask from Coast to Coast. I thought why not give it a try? I have always love their products anyway.

Coast to Coasts COASTAL range has been specially formulated with ultra soothing ingredients collected from Australias Coastal regions. Australia is known for heat waves, therefore, it is of utmost importance for Coast to Coast to formulate skincare products  that can protect the skin from the damaging sun rays.

Botanicals such as Tasmanian Sea Kelp, Sea Parsley and Wild Rosella contain anti-oxidant vitamins and skin soothing nutrients to protect against dehydration, UV stress and skin inflammation, making it ideal for skincare protection under the sun or for those who suffer from skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.

Floral notes of Jasmine, Grapefruit, Rosewood and Eucalyptus are delightfully uplifting.
Apply the cream mask liberally over the face and neck avoiding the eyes and mouth. Relax for ten minutes before you rinse off with water.

I opted to use a brush to spread out the cream-based mask evenly. Felt a cooling sensation on the face after application.

Just a mere ten minutes, it was easy. No more laziness babes. Remember there are only lazy girls, no ugly ones.
Result was amazing. Flaking stopped, face did not feel as dry. I was totally sold!

Coastal Ultra Soothing White Clay Mask

50ml ~ S$39

Where to Buy:

United Square #B1-70 (Opening in Oct!) Midview City #03-107

• e-shop @ (Launching in Oct 2014!)

 Like them on Facebook / Coast to Coast Australia, Singapore
About Coast to Coast
Coast to Coast is divided into three collections - Coastal, Outback & Rainforest. Each of our three collections embodies the beauty and power of the great Australian landscape.
Its our way of delivering skincare alternatives as natural and nurturing as they are effective. Whether its hydration, purification or simply keeping skin in balance, we have you covered from Coast to Coast.


Aug 1, 2014

Easels, the New Kid on the block

Hair and nails are truly the reflection of oneself. The colour of dye for hair and the choice of nail art designs, depicts your own individual personality. With perfect hair and nails, we can simply get away with anything.
Was delighted to be invited to Easels to experience their range of services. Easels is a multi-conceptual pampering place providing hair, nails and professional makeup services, which was just opened in July 2014. Whether it is just a routine hair or nail overhaul or it's going for an important function, Easels has the perfect solution for you.

A cosy area to relax over hair magazines while waiting for your stylist. 
Hungry or thirsty? Choose from the range of hot/cold beverages from the quirky menu. Cakes supplied from The Dispensary Cafe are served here. No worries about doing your hair/nails in hunger. You are well-taken care here in Easels.
I chose to do my nails for today. Time to give my nails a new set of colour and design. Rita, the Manager for Nail Services suggested Hard Gel manicure. Why?
As explained by Rita, Hard Gel has a layer of protection above your nails. Hence during removal, less harm will be done to your nails. Nails will not feel brittle and less likely to crack. With Hard Gel, you can choose from a wider variety of nail art designs. 
Mission completed! 
Pretty Nails = Happy Girl

Currently Easels is having an Opening Special till 31st August 2014. For a set of Hard Gel Manicure with Nail Art and Soak Off, it is only at $88! 

Do check them out at: 
Easels Hair & Nails
14 Scotts Road #05-32/33
 Far East Plaza 
Tel: +65 6735 6260

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