Monday, December 27, 2021

It's Never Too Early for CNY Pineapple Tarts! (Review & Giveaway!)

 The festive Christmas season has come and gone and if you are still unaware, the Lunar New Year is coming in slightly more than a month's time! I LOVE the Lunar New Year for the festivities and joyous feeling in the air, but most of all, I love the CNY goodies - Pineapple tarts, love letters, cookies... so much to eat and enjoy!

Now, if you think it's a tad early to buy the CNY goodies, I tell you, it's NOT! Pineapple Tarts Singapore has started their Early Bird promotion (a whopping 40% discount!) and you won't want to miss it! Purchase your CNY goodies before 31 December 2021 to enjoy great savings and of course, get a head-start on all those yummy goodies! =D

Pineapple Tarts Singapore has been popular among their customers over the years because of their award-winning recipes passed down from generations. They are 100% homemade and handmade using only premium ingredients. Now, they also offer free tasting of their products at 22 New Industrial Road, Primax  #03-15, if you would like to do so.

They kindly sent over some of their signature products and we got to try all of them - They are all really good! My all-time favorite is always the Pineapple tarts - love the sweet and tangy flavors on savory flaky tart base. Their version is well-balanced in terms of flavors and very appetizing. I always cannot stop just at one, two or three! If you are the more funky type, you can opt for their cheese, salted egg or mala flavors even!


We also tried the Almond Brittles - so fragrant and crispy. The prawn rolls are all-time favorite as well with spicy and savory notes to balance out most of the other sweet goodies.


And of course, who doesn't love Love letters? I can't decide whether I like the rolled-up ones more, or the flat ones. The flat ones come in Charcoal flavors as well and they are so thin and crispy. Every bite is a delight!


The goodies are packaged in pretty containers and they make good gifts for your family and friends this festive season. 


Before everyone makes a rush for these online purchases, be an early bird and grab your goodies now from https://pineappletarts.sg/! It's the last few days before the early bird promotion ends!!

GIVEAWAY!

Thanks to the generous sponsor, I have three $100 vouchers to give away to my readers! Do participate via Rafflecopter to qualify for this giveaway. Closing date: 7 Jan 2022.


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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

At The Artscience Musuem: Beyond Earth (Media Tour)

 It's been a while since our last trip to the ArtScience Musuem, but when I heard that they have a new exhibition named "Beyond Earth", I knew I had to bring my kids. 

My elder girl, especially, has been showing keen interest in things of the outer space, black hole, planets etc. It's surprising that she is suddenly into all those stuffs, but I also think it's very cool for a teenager to want to find out more about the mysterious outer space that have boggled human beings for millions of years.


I was especially excited about this new VR show that they have - Spacewalkers - where you will literally step into the shoes of astronauts from the famed Apollo missions and explore the future of space travel. It sounded way too cool and I needed to experience it for myself! It turned out to be super mesmerizing and I was really impressed with it, to be honest. It was my first VR experience and it was nothing short of amazing! (Do note that Spacewalkers is a ticketed attraction on top of the museum admission ticket, so get your tickets online before you visit the museum)

We arrived on time for our scheduled slot and entered the Gallery. The setup was adorable! I had envisioned that I would be standing throughout the show, but every person got a comfortable egg-like seat. It was comfortable and cosy, and felt very private. 


After we put on the VR headsets, we started on a 30-minute journey to outer space, as we followed the setting off of the rocket from Earth, arriving in the outer space and eventually landing on the Moon and then Mars. The whole show featured two VR artworks, which both debuted at the first-ever Expanded section of the Venice Film Festival 2020. These works were painstakingly moulded using exclusive archival footage and recordings from NASA on the Apollo missions.


In that 30 minutes, I was completely mesmerized. I looked everywhere - it was like a 360-degree movie! I could look up, down, left, right and all the way to the back - The special chair allows swiveling for that purpose! It felt as real as possible - standing on the Moon and Mars, staring into an endless space. It was breathtaking to say the least, and very impactful for me. I definitely recommend this attraction at ArtScience Museum. =D

After the show ended, we took a walk through some of the current exhibitions at the museum as well. They have a very interesting one named Örchestral Manoeuvres: See Sound, feel sound, be sound. This is basically art exhibited in sounds and movements and every artwork was interesting to watch. There was even this big space where you can be seated right in the centre with speakers facing you from all angles. The result is a surround-sound orchestra performance - except the sounds are all made up of voices of people and chatters from all directions. It was quite a treat for the senses, I must say! And very fun indeed. 






And of course, we couldn't miss the Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition. Walking through it is always enjoyable. 





I've always enjoyed a visit to the ArtScience museum - It's just a great treat for all my senses! And very therapeutic as well, as I walk around appreciating the beautiful and delicate fusion of art and science in this space. Before the school holiday comes to an end, bring your family and spend some time there!

Tickets can be purchased online from their website. 

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Buy Christmas Tree & Decorations Online! (Sponsored)

 My all-time favourite season of the year is coming very soon! There is something magical and happy about Christmas, and every year, I try to put my Christmas tree up a little earlier and tear it down as late as I can. Anyone else as excited as me?? =P

This year, the house is decked out in Christmas decorations since last week and everyday when I see them, I get a little more excited for Christmas. How pretty!

If you have not gotten your Christmas tree and decorations, but you don't want to go squeeze in the mall with many others, fret not! Here's an online shop you should totally check out -> Christmas Tree Singapore  Just for Christmas trees alone, there are so many different ones to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice! It would suit different budgets as well.

If you are not so good at matching colours and designing your Christmas tree, you can even opt for bundles which come with the tree, tree topper, baubles for the tree and LED lights! So convenient and easy. Best of all, everything's going at reduced promotional prices now, so I really don't know why are you still waiting! But of course, if you want to pick and choose the different Christmas ornaments for your trees, go ahead! They have so many to choose from, but hurry because I spotted that some are always out-of-stock!

And of course, a Christmas tree is not enough. You need to get Christmas decorations to dress up your house for this happy season! Now that we are finally seeing some light in the midst of the pandemic, I say we should all celebrate and rejoice to end the year on a good note! And let's start with dressing up our home!

One of the best ways to dress up our homes during Christmas is by using wreaths! Look how gorgeous these look:


They are classic and timeless and you can always reuse them year after year - a very worthwhile investment indeed! 

Now, the next time someone asks you where to buy Christmas trees, point them to this online shop and get all that you need, delivered right to your doorstep! Delivery is at $10 only and purchases above $100 get you free delivery! 

Their trees look realistic and dense, and would make any home look festive instantly! Get yours today! =D A very merry (early) Christmas to everyone!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Durian Bakery (Sponsored Review)

 My durian-loving family had a really good week with durian delicacies sent over from The Durian Bakery. We have tried many durian products and pastries before, but I must say, it was our first time trying a Durian Crepe Cake - how decadent it was! 

When I was browsing through their online shop, I was intrigued to see that they have incorporated durians into their crepe cake, and when I saw the Dark Chocolate Musang King Durian Mille Crepe Cake, I knew I wanted that - It's a combination of two of our favourite things: Chocolate & durian! Check out the visual - so tempting, right?!

Turned out, it was the best decision ever. The cake was everything we imagined it to be. The durian matched perfectly with the dark chocolate notes, and every mouthful was refreshing with bursts of flavors in our mouths. We left it in the freezer and let it thaw a little when we wanted to eat, and it seriously tasted like ice-cream! It was a great dessert, especially during this hot season in Singapore!

The crepe cake has 39 layers in all - 20 layers of thin handmade crepe skin and 19 layers of thick durian puree. Surprisingly, it didn't feel overpowering in any way. In fact, you cannot stop eating it. I like it really cold, so keeping it in the freezer and cut out a slice to thaw only when I want to eat it, is perfect. Do take note though that there are no preservatives added, so finish up as soon as possible (Not difficult, if you ask me). If you don't fancy chocolate, you can also try their durian crepe cake for a pure durian experience.

Different durian pastries were also sent over for us to try, and we enjoyed them as well, though the star is still the crepe cake, for sure. If you would like to try all of their selections, opt for their bundle deal - 1 box of 12 D24 durian choux puff, 1 box of 6 D24 snowy mochi and 1 pcs of dark chocolate MSW mousse. Everything is freshly baked with no preservatives added, so you can enjoy them with ease. If I may recommend, the choux puffs are a must-try. 

Durian lovers, wait no longer! Check out The Durian Bakery and satisfy your cravings right away. They offer free delivery for orders above $50 and they also offer Express Delivery services (1 hour!) if you are placing a last-minute order. As a durian lover myself, I vouch that the quality is really good!

For more recommendations on the best things in Singapore, check out https://bestinsingapore.com/

Monday, October 04, 2021

REVIEW: MY FIRST TIME TO GEO AESTHETICS

 Growing up, I had pretty good skin up till I entered University. I didn’t need to pay much attention to it, and my skincare regime was almost non-existent. But when I entered my early twenties, hormonal in-balance caused serious outbreaks on my face, which resulted in bad scarring. I have always felt bad about it and wished I had flawless skin like many of my friends, so when I was approached for this review opportunity, I jumped at it! It was the best decision ever.

Geo Aesthetics is a professional centre with a team of trained experts in this field, equipped to provide the best service to their clients. With more than 15 years in the business, they are a leader in this industry with their use of top-notch methods that utilize advanced technology which are well-tested, pain-free and highly effective.

Their wide range of services available includes Signature Treatments for removal of acne, pigmentation, dark circles and even facelifts. With so many different options available targeting different problems we have, you can be sure that you will be able to find the solution for your problem areas. Furthermore, you can be fully assured that you will be taken care of by professionals who are very good at what they are doing. For myself, I was excited to try out one service in particular: Acne Scar Treatment.

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AT GEO AESTHETICS

Stepping into Geo Aesthetics for the first time was a very pleasant experience. The staff made me feel very welcome. Being an established aesthetic service provider, they made sure to clarify any medical history I may have, so that they can provide the best care possible for me. It was assuring for me to know that I am leaving my face in “good hands”.

I was ushered into one of the rooms which was dimly lit and smelled nice with soothing music playing in the background. It was very comfortable and cosy to be in the room. Even though it was my first time meeting the aesthetician for the first time, I warmed up to her quickly because she was polite, friendly and very assuring. She very patiently explained to me that we would first be taking several photos of the condition of my complexion, which would be sent to the Consultants for review. They will then recommend a suitable treatment plan for me. Soon enough, the therapist returned with my "diagnosis" - that the scars are quite deeply entrenched, and they would recommend the Scar Removal Treatment. I was secretly thrilled in my heart - It's something I've been wanting to do for a long time!

And so the session started. My aesthetician explained every step clearly as she was going through the treatment. She first removed the makeup residue on my face and double cleansed it. She was so gentle and I really enjoyed her facial massages! She then went on to clear the impurities on my face and applied antiseptic cream to reduce redness and prevent inflammation. Then she proceeded to use a special applicator to infuse my skin with cellular-repairing enzymes. They will help to repair and renew damaged cells, while softening and improving my tone.


To be honest, my threshold for pain is virtually zero. I asked the aesthetician before the treatment commenced, if I would experience any pain (just to prepare my heart!). She explained that I would experience a slight needling sensation, but other than that, it would be practically pain-free. And she was right! Apart from the slight tingling I felt when she applied the enzymes on my face, it was comfortable! You can imagine my relief!


The session concluded with a hydrating face mask so that my skin can be kept moisturised and hydrated. I was also given some instructions on how to take care of my face at home so that the recovery will be good and easy.

POST-TREATMENT REVIEW OF GEO AESTHETICS

How did I feel right after the session? It felt super good! My visage was instantly refreshed and felt very soft to touch! I was truly amazed at the results, considering that this was just after one treatment! I could immediately see the difference in my skin tone and complexion when I looked into the mirror after the session. It was nothing short of amazing. I was, in fact, very pleasantly surprised!

I was told to expect some downtime after the session - itchiness, redness, needling sensation but they should be gone within twenty-four hours. True enough, when I woke up the next morning, any minor discomfort was all gone and I really felt and saw a significant improvement in my skin texture. My skin felt way softer than before, and the pores were definitely way smaller. Best of all, the scars looked fainter! Those were scars that had stayed with me for more than twenty years! I was so very pleased! Even my husband of nineteen years commented that my complexion looked so much brighter and smoother. Nothing beats a compliment from my own spouse!

I had gone for my first appointment without much expectation because I was wondering: how effective could one session be, right? But I was obviously proven wrong, because the results speak for themselves. Even after just one session, I could see a visibly improved complexion, pores are reduced and my face felt really clean and refreshed.

Are you currently facing any problems or issues with your skin? If you are, I would strongly recommend that you check them out to see what options can be offered to you. Skin problems cannot and should not be ignored. I had chosen to ignore the acne scars on my face for years, all the time feeling lousy about it. But now that I have gone through the session myself, I found myself asking why I didn’t think of doing this earlier? The truth is, we all desire and deserve to become a better version of ourselves, and pampering ourselves every now and then is necessary and important!

Friday, September 10, 2021

My Experiences with Organic Hair Regrowth Solutions (50% Discount Code Included!)

Organic Hair Regrowth Solutions has been taking care of my hair and scalp needs for a few months now and I have to say that I am nothing but pleased with their services so far. :)

Honestly, I don't pay much attention to my hair though I absolutely love going to the hair salon to pamper them. I mean, who doesn't right? I guess my experiences with Organic Hair Regrowth Solutions have been amazing because they are meticulous and makes me feel comfortable as well. The staff are friendly and warm and makes me feel at home every time I visit.

I have tried several of their services from hair treatment to scalp treatment and hair colouring. At the first visit, the staff also did a scalp scan and explained to me the condition of my scalp and how to better take care of it at home. I love that they don't try to hard-sell their products (they have a series of really great hair and scalp products by the way!), and they don't make me feel embarrassed or condemned by the bad condition of my scalp. For sure, I need to pay more attention to my hair and scalp (I'm just very lazy most of the time), and the staff would assure me that it is a matter of time before the condition improves. I like the positive and hopeful atmosphere in the salon, which I find lacking in many others I've visited in the past.

Among the different outlets I've visited, my personal favourite is The Star Vista outlet (pictured above). I've been there 3 times so far and even brought my kids for their haircuts on one of those trips. The staff are so attentive that they even asked about my kids the next time I went back for a treatment! It felt really heartwarming when they remembered little details like that. And I guess that made all the difference for me. Look how cute my kids are after a good salon haircut!


A good cut makes all the difference indeed.


One of their signature treatments is the Scalp Treatment, which I enjoyed tremendously. It was a really relaxing pampering session for my tresses and my scalp felt so clean and refreshed at the end of it. I strongly recommend it if you have never tried scalp treatment before! They use this high-tech looking equipment to apply the solution all over my scalp before combing through and scrapping that white foam on the comb. I was told that the more form there is, the more impurities are present on my scalp. Pretty satisfying to see that removed during the treatment, I say.


The hair wash is always a treat for me, and I look forward to it every single time! =P


You will be happy to know that only high quality products with natural and organic ingredients which are safe for your skin and eco-friendly are being used at the salon. You can be assured that they will not harm your scalp, even if you have a very sensitive one.


50% Discount Code

Organic Hair Regrowth Solutions has outlets in many parts of Singapore, but I have a special discount code for all my readers for The Star Vista outlet! Quote OHRSKLESSIS to get 50% discount off all hair services. Please make an appointment by calling them at Tel: 6694 5732. With such a good discount, go ahead and try out their services, especially the Scalp Treatment, which I strongly recommend!

Captured some footages of my salon experiences in one of my recent vlogs as well! Watch here:

Monday, August 16, 2021

Flower Delivery by Little Flower Hut (Sponsored Review)

 I was really blown away when this gigantic bouquet got delivered to me last week from Little Flower Hut. I mean, just look at this!


To be fair, you probably might not be able to tell the scale of this bouquet until I show you in perspective to my 15yo daughter who is 1.7m tall.


It was literally the biggest bouquet I have ever received in my life. Thank you Little Flower Hut for customizing this beautiful bouquet and sending it over to me. If you want to make a statement and really wow the receiver of your bouquet, I say contact them to make a customized bouquet for you today! I am sure the receiver will be wow-ed just was I was!


After I got over the initial surprise by the sheer size of the bouquet, I took a closer look at the various flowers used for this arrangement - some of my favorite flowers were used! And I love how the different flowers all came together cohesively and perfectly. Ahhh... the joy of receiving beautiful flowers! It all epitomized in this one big bundle. =)


Besides hand bouquets, Little Flower Hut also offers many other floral arrangements for different occasions. I surfed around their online shop and found it really easy to find what I am looking for. You can either search by occasion, type of flowers or types of floral arrangements, They also have hampers and plants available, making it a convenient one-stop place for all your floral needs.







But one thing really stood out to me was how fast the delivery is! They offer one-hour super express delivery service for all your last minute purchases (No need to fret if you forgot about that special anniversary or birthday! =P) because Little Flower Hut would get your gifts delivered in no time at all. Yes, even late night requests would be entertained to surprise that special someone in your life! 


On top of that, their prices are so reasonable. They have daily specials going from $29 each and delivery will be done within the day. Read the reviews from customers on their site, and you will know that this is a highly trustworthy and efficient team. For all your floral delivery needs, call them at (+65) 6503 9750 or go to https://www.littleflowerhut.com.sg/ to see what's available.

Thank you Little Flower Hut for making my day so much brighter with your beautiful blooms! :D