Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Pizza Delivery Singapore (Review)

My family loves handcrafted pizzas, especially thin-crusted ones, so when we were recommended by Best in Singapore to review the pizza delivery services from Pizza Delivery Singapore, we were more than happy to do so! With the current Covid-19 situation, it's still best to stay home as much as possible, isn't it? Enjoying our favorite food in the comfort of our homes is one of the most delightful things this season.


To my pleasant surprise as I was browsing through their website, I found delicious-looking pasta and side dishes offerings as well! It was frankly hard to decide because everything looked good, but in the end, we ordered a good assortment of Italian handcrafted pizzas, pastas as well as different side dishes to try! It was an Italian feast we were looking forward to!

Our food arrived within the time frame that we requested for, and everything was still relatively hot. I think they did a good job with the packing and delivery, and we couldn't wait to dig in. The kids especially were excited because they are big fans of pizzas and pastas! I was also expecting to hear their most honest feedback about the food quality because they've tried many other restaurants before.

The pizzas come in different sizes and I chose the large one for Hawaiian Pizza since it's a family favorite. Their Hawaiian Pizza looks more colorful than the usual ones we've tried because they added capsicums and onions as well. My kids felt that the capsicums upped the overall flavor of the pizza and they liked it very much! I think it looks appealing visually as well - definitely whet my appetite when I saw it!


We also ordered the Bolognaise Pizza, Beef Salami Pizza and Seafood Pizza to try a variety of their handcrafted pizzas and they all tasted pretty good. My mother-in-law who usually has a small appetite ate 3 slices of the Beef Salami Pizza - It must be really good!




I personally like the thin & crispy crusts, and the flavors are much to my liking as well. Pizzas are definitely their strength.

We also ordered different pastas to try, and the kids finished up the Carbonara all by themselves! (It's their go-to pasta) In their own words, it was 'SO GOOD.' I guess that says it all.


The portion's pretty huge and I would think it could feed two small eaters. I personally liked the Seafood Aglio Olio and Seafood Marinara. Both came with generous servings of seafood such as scallop, prawns, baby crayfish, mussels and squids! I think it's good value-for-money!


The Seafood Marinara especially was flavorful and very appetizing because of the sauce.


Now, the side dishes were nice surprises because they all generally tasted good! The kids love the Mozzarella Cheese sticks!


There are 5 different sides to order - Chicken wings, breaded prawns, mozzarella cheese sticks, fish fingers and beef balls. I personally liked the chicken wings most! 




If you are already raring to go place your orders, you'll be happy to know that they are now offering a special promotion of "Buy 1 Free 1"!


The next best thing is that they have extended their delivery hours for the weekends to satisfy our late-night hunger pangs! For Fridays, last delivery slot is for 11.45pm - 12.45am and for Sat/Sun, the last slot is at 1.15am - 2.15am! How awesome is that?! Check them out right now, won't you? :)

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Disclosure: Food items shown in this post were sponsored for purpose of this honest review. All photographs (except otherwise stated) are solely ours. 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Premium Hair Care At Yoon Salon

Many of you would agree with me that a visit to the hair salon is not just a practical one, but a necessary one for our soul because it is often a therapeutic and relaxing experience. More than just having our tresses well taken care of, we want to step out feeling all rejuvenated and refreshed as well. That is perhaps the reason why we take it very seriously when we choose which hair parlour to go to. Some of us stay with the same stylist for ten, twenty years, simply because every experience is comfortable and enjoyable. Well, recently, I have been introduced to YOON, and I hope to be able to visit it soon. Having worked from home for the past many months, I really need to get some good soul time, and what’s better than one spent at a salon while beautifying myself?

YOON Salon: Top-Notch Treatments


As a leading hair salon in Singapore, they not only provide top notch treatments, their team of dedicated and experienced stylists are also committed to taking care of every troubling issue you may have when it comes to your crowning glory. Apart from the usual services for one’s mane, their team also does scalp treatment which is really what many people are looking for nowadays. Due to the high frequency in using all kinds of treatment on one’s tresses such as colouring, bleaching, rebonding and perming, which may cause the scalp to become sensitive over time, scalp treatments are becoming necessary and important. There is an increasing awareness of the need to pamper our scalp to ensure that it stays healthy as we age. In fact, as a woman in her early forties, I would attest that hair issues and problems are top on my list of concerns these days. It becomes all the more important that I choose the right place that can help me maintain and even improve the condition of my crowning glory.


YOON Salon: Good Quality Products


To ensure that every customer is well taken care of, they only use premium and gentle care products. Take for example, hair bleaching. Sounds really scary and intense for our precious locks right? Well, what I’ve found out is that they offer a range of bleaching treatments so you can definitely find the right one for your hair condition. They even carry the Jolen brand that has aloe vera as one of the soothing ingredients that is part of the bleaching solution applied. What I’m saying is that when you choose to visit them, you can be assured that your precious locks will be in good hands and pampered with products that will work on improving the quality without causing any sensitivities or discomfort. We want only the best, don’t we? The worst experience is to step into a session expecting great results and instead have the condition and quality of our tresses all messed up because of some sub-standard products used by the salon to save costs! That would certainly not happen here.

YOON Salon: Professional Care Every Time


All of us know how important a good haircut is. In fact, a professional cut can completely transform the style of a person. I would even go as far as to say that getting that style refresh for our crowning glory can even perk up our mood! Their professional stylists will be able to advise you on your personal taste and design a style that will suit you best based on your face shape, complexion and personality. Moreover, they are also well-versed in various techniques of professional cutting and trimming to achieve the desired outcome, so you can be assured that you will walk out of your session feeling satisfied and more confident. In fact, if you are a new customer, you can try out their services at only $28! You can redeem this offer for your first session from their website.

If you pop by their website, you can read about how they do each of their services. I like it that they are transparent and detailed about each of the services they provide. In fact, you can also understand better about the type of treatment you would need for your tresses by reading through the FAQs. There are very clear explanations given and great recommendations for those of us who are just clueless. I love it that they are so professional and make me feel assured that they will only recommend something suitable and necessary for me, instead of trying to hard sell me something I may not need. This is something very important to me as a customer because I get turned off very easily by beauty spots that are trying to earn my money but do not make me feel like they are genuinely recommending me something beneficial for my precious tresses. I believe most customers are like me as well – We trust the recommendations of those we know are sincere, and we can tell right away if they are.

YOON Salon: The Testimonials Speak For Themselves


From the many testimonials I read on their website, many of the customers raved about how comfortable the scalp massages were, and how effective the scalp treatments were. I personally suffer from an oily scalp and from time to time, the pores get badly clogged up and I would require good scalp treatments to improve the condition. Because of the condition, I have itchy scalp as well and unknowingly, I would scratch a little too hard during shampooing, which worsens it further. Looks like I need to pay a visit soon, seeing how everyone is commending their scalp treatments!

Let’s take a look at some of their other testimonials:



It’s great to see how their customers have given rave reviews for the variety of services offered at their outlets!



YOON currently has three outlets at Havelock II, Midpoint Orchard and Queensway Shopping Centre, so you can pop by the one nearest to you to have a try of their premium services. I am sure you will have a great experience!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow (Review & Giveaway!)

A good night's sleep is very important to me. When I don't get one, I feel angst and frustrated the next day, and you wouldn't want to get near to me. 

For me, there are some important factors that contribute to a good night's rest - Lighting (I need total darkness), Temperature (Air-conditioned, no fan) and a good pillow. While lighting and temperature are easily controlled and manipulated, a good pillow does not always come by easily. I've tried many different pillows over the years - Some worked; others didn't. This time round, I gave Origin Superior Coolmax Latex pillow a try, and it was GOOD!



I actually had my doubts when I first got it. It was sturdy and really soft to touch, but it was thinner than I thought. From past experience, thin pillows don't give that good a support t my neck and I tend to wake up with stiff necks (That really gets me into a bad mood!). But after sleeping on my new Origin latex pillow for a week, I'm a convert! The support must have been good because I didn't suffer from any stiff necks or backaches etc. All I had were good nights of rest that made me really happy.

Great Support & Retains Shape Well

Apparently, latex foam has a denser material as compared to memory foam or fibre. Because of that, it moulds to the shape of my head to give it the best support necessary. I had to throw many of my previous pillows away because they got totally out-of-shape! This Original Superior Coolmax latex pillow will be able to retain its shape for years to come! Plus, it gives my head just the right amount of support it needs. The good support also means I don't wake up with aches and pains everywhere! 



Hypoallergenic

Latex materials are extremely durable with hypoallergenic properties that has lesser dust, bacteria or mould issues. Therefore, if you or your kids have any allergies, this pillow works for you! And that's why after the husband I tried the pillow for ourselves, we also got them for our kids! We want to give the best to our kids, don't we?

Tencel Fabric Removable Pillow Cover


I love it that every pillow came with a tencel fabric removable pillow cover. I still use another pillow case over it for double protection and hygiene, but it's great to know that I can wash the covers frequently to keep everything clean and hygenic. On top of that, the pillow cover is really super soft, hypoallergenic, lightweight and ideal for hot climates here in Singapore! 

Soft, Comfortable & Cool!

I guess the best feature of the pillow is that it's really soft and comfortable to lie on. And because the natural latex is infused with their cooling gel formula, it is absolutely cooling to lie on it, even for hours! It has enhanced my sleep experience, which just makes me a very happy girl. My kids love their new pillows too, and good sleep every night definitely helps boost their growing & developing brains, which is so important at this phase of their growth.


The Origin Superior Coolmax Latex Pillow is a product of Germany, measures 65cm x 40cm x 13cm, comes with a 7-Day free return (self-return to Origin’s warehouse) policy and covered by a 2 years' warranty. So, if you are also in search of a good pillow that retains its shape well and is hypoallergenic as well, check out their website now https://originmattress.com.sg/product/pillow/ cos' they are having a good promotion!

For recommendations on the best offerings in Singapore, do follow Best In Singapore !
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GIVEAWAY!

Thanks to the generosity of Origin Mattress, I have one Origin Superior Coolmax Latex Pillow (Worth $159) to give away! Participate via Rafflecopter to qualify! Closing Date: 5 Aug 2020, 2359hrs. All the best!


Friday, July 17, 2020

Lobster Nasi Lemak with unlimited side dishes at Conrad Centennial Singapore (Media Tasting)

I love the buffet offerings at Oscar's cafe at Conrad Centennial Singapore because every dining experience is a delight. The spread is always extensive and abundant, with so many choices you most likely would not be able to cover every dish on the buffet line. And there are the desserts - Can I say how amazing their desserts are??

When Singapore entered into Phase 2 after the Circuit Breaker and dining-in was allowed in groups of five, that was the first place I headed to with my husband and we had a great evening savoring their Lobster Nasi Lemak that came with unlimited side dishes (and yes, drinks and desserts came with it as well!). In fact, we liked it so much, we brought our moms back to enjoy it a few days after that!


For $40++/pax, I would think this is one of their most value-for-money to-date. You get one whole lobster drenched in sambal chili sauce, served with extremely fragrant & savory coconut rice, achar, fried chicken wing, ikan bilis & peanuts and hard-boiled egg! On top of that, you get unlimited servings of side dishes that comprises of beef rendang, chili prawns, otah etc. It's AMAZING!

Before I get too excited, let's go back to the beginning. You get served a welcome drink of either Air Limau (Iced lemon tea) or Gula Melaka Iced Tea. 


Before you start on your main course, whet your appetite with Oscar's popular Kueh Pie Tee. Served with their homemade signature sauce, you get a chockful of  braised turnips, steamed baby shrimps, fried shallots and sesame seeds all in one bite. It's my absolute favorite every time I go for their buffets! But make sure you keep space in your tummy because the star dish is coming right up!

The Lobster Nasi Lemak is wonderfully done. The lobster is huge and well-cooked with very firm and fresh meat. It matched so well with the coconut rice!


The unlimited side dishes are equally delicious. There're beef rendang, Muar otah otah, sotong chili sambal, bergedil, green beans with dried shrimp and white garlic sauce, signature home-made prawn chili and kerabu timun. You can keep ordering until your tummies burst! No kidding, we were so full by the time we finished one round of everything!








And the meal is never complete without desserts. You get served really awesome desserts here and that includes durian puff (with real puree!), Pandan Milo Tiramisu and potong ice-creams! I especially enjoyed the durian puffs since I am a big fan of durians, but the MILO tiramisu was so yummy too that I couldn't stop eating it. We couldn't have ended our meal in a better way. 




What impressed me throughout the meal was the wonderful hospitality from the service staff. They came by to our table to ask if everything was okay and if we needed more food and drinks. The chef came to meet us as well and asked if there was anything that needed improvement. The service level is impeccable - It was so before the Covid-19 situation and I would say their service has gone up another notch post-Covid! It was a really lovely dine-out experience for us after so many months of being cooped up at home, and we enjoyed ourselves so much!

Do take note that this offer is available only until 31st July.

Monday – Friday: Dinner (6:00pm – 10:00pm)

Saturday and Sunday : Lunch (12:00pm – 2:30pm) and Dinner  (6:00pm – 10:00pm)

For more information or to make your reservation please call 6432 7481/ 63 or email sinci.oscars@conradhotels.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Sudio ETT Wireless Earphones (Review & Giveaway!)

I cannot rave enough about Sudio wireless earphones. I've been a fan for years, and now my whole family uses them!

My 11-year-old received the latest model - Sudio ETT (in baby pink no less!) and she adores them! I am getting a little envious because I like this color too! My current pair of Sudio is black and sleek, but baby pink is another ball game altogether. Just look at this beauty:


The Sudio ETT earphones couldn't have arrived at a more suitable time, During this season of Home-based Learning, she uses them on a daily basis - for her google classroom lessons, zoom meet-ups with her friends and for listening to music while doing her homework. She has always been on the petite side, so finding suitable wireless earphones for her is no easy feat because her ear holes are really small! Thankfully, the Sudio ETT wireless earphone comes with earbuds of different sizes and fit, and she found the best one for her. That of course, made her super happy.



There are so many things I love about Sudio wireless earphones, having been their faithful user for years. The wonderful qualities span across all their models, and you would have read about them on the blog if you had been following me for a while. But if you are looking to purchase new wireless earphones and happen to stumble upon this post, let me list down the reasons why Sudio has been my (and my family)'s choice through the years:

Active noise cancelling

We vouch for this - The noise-cancelling function works really well and we all know what a big difference that makes when we are listening to good music or watching Korean drama on the phone!

Wireless charging

The pretty casing not just carries and stores the earphones, it is also a charging case, giving the earphones 6 hours of playtime in a single charge. In total, you can get 30 hours of playtime when you return your earphones to the case for charging every time you are done with them. After so many years, I am still amazed at how 'seldom' I need to plug in my casing to charge. It's so small and sleek, but packs in amazing ability to recharge quickly and frequently. It saves so much hassle for me, and makes listening-on-the-go a very pleasant experience.

Splash/Rain/Sweat/Water proof

Needless to say, this is a very useful function. Have you had your water bottle spill in your bag before? I rest my case.

Dual mode instant connection

Connection is almost instant after you link the earphones to your device for the first time. Totally hassle-free and easy even for the noobest of noobs.

Comes in 4 colours


The Sudio ETT comes in black, white, baby pink and dark green. Needless to say - I am Camp baby pink.  But I am sure the guys beg to differ, so yup, there're the other colours for you to choose from.

If you are planning to make a purchase now, you will also receive a complimentary reusable tote bag with any purchase (until end of July, or while stock last), so hop over to https://www.sudio.com/sg/ and cart out your choice of earphones now!

Discount Code

All readers of The J Babies will receive a 15% discount when you quote klessEtt during your checkout. So, make sure you don't miss that out!

Giveaway!

Sudio has kindly offered a pair of Sudio ETT wireless earphones (Worth $239) for giveaway to one of my readers! Please follow the instructions via Rafflecopter and join away! Closing date: Friday, 19 Jun 2020 2359hrs.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Profhilo Review: Sozo Aesthetic Clinic

"As we age, no matter how much moisturizers we put on our face, it just doesn't absorb well." 



It was about a week ago when I was sitting in the office of Dr Justin Boey at Sozo Aesthetics, that I heard those words that resonated so much with me. Ever since I turned 40 years old, my used-to-be oily skin became extremely dry. There were mornings when I woke up with my face so dry that it felt flaky. I tried to apply a lot of moisturizers but they either give me breakouts or only worked for a day or two. The dryness didn't seem to go away. So when Dr Justin was telling me how Profhilo has become a very popular treatment among women of my age, I could totally understand why.


Profhilo is the first BDDE-free injectable Hyaluronic Acid for hydrating skin and treating skin laxity. Some people call it 'injectable hydration' because that's what it essentially does - Injection hydration directly into your skin where it's required. Everyone knows how important hydration is for our skin, regardless of our age, but for women around my age, it's even more crucial.


Virtually Pain-Free

I was initially concerned that the procedure would be painful but I was quickly assured that it would be very bearable. In fact, there was not even a need for numbing gel to be applied, unlike for other injection cosmetic procedures. The reason is because very fine needles are used for the injections and only 10 injection points are required (5 on each side of the face). Ice packs were used to numb my skin before the injections took place, so as to minimize any discomfort I might feel.


Fast & No Downtime

To my surprise, the entire procedure was over and done with within 5 minutes! That was how fast and fuss-free it was. True enough, there was virtually no pain - The injections felt like ant bites, if anything. It's no wonder this is a popular procedure among the office ladies during lunch time, because there was practically no down-time at all. I was told that I might experience some swelling that resembles pimples in the injection areas, but they were so mild that I didn't really notice them at all.


With one of the highest concentrations of HA in the market (64mg/2cc), the stabilised HA lasts in the skin for about 28 days. Profhilo works because of 2 types of hyaluronic acid: L-HA and H-HA. This hybrid of HA allows hyaluronic acid to be released slowly and lasts longer allowing bioremodeling to take place.It is a procedure that works for me perfectly because it provides the hudration my skin requires, and lift up areas that may have started to sag due to age. I thought Dr Justin was joking when he said that many people are "addicted" to the procedure once they've tried it, but I totally get it now! The whole procedure was so fast and I could see results almost immediately.



Over the next few days, I realised that my skin was indeed a lot more hydrated than before. I didn't wake up with dry skin anymore - In fact, the skin on my face felt elastic and very hydrated. Makeup stayed longer through the day and the skin looked a lot healthier and younger than before. I don't think I've seen my skin this healthy in years! 


Would I recommend Profhilo? I totally would. I've tried and tested it, and I am amazed at how effective it is. Grateful to Dr Justin for making the whole procedure so quick and comfortable for me, and for clearly explaining how Profhilo works and would benefit my skin. The cost of the procedure is $2000 for 2 treatment sessions (each treatment session is 1 syringe of Profhilo- 2ml). And the protocol is 1-3 treatment sessions, spaced out in monthly intervals, depending on your skin condition. If you have any skin concerns at all, or just wish to find out more about Profhilo, do contact Sozo Aesthetic Clinic for a consultation. It might be the skin solution that you have been searching for the longest time.


1 Raffles Place #05-12/13
One Raffles Place (Shopping Mall)
Singapore 048616
Tel: 
6935 1811
Email: 
ask@sozoclinic.sg