Thursday, 26 May 2016

X-Men Apocalypse Character Appearance at 313@Somerset

For this Spring/ Summer season at 313@Somerset, the ultimate X-Men Apocalypse (XMA) is on display from 13 to 29 May, at Discovery Walk, Level 1.

Take part in the photo contest and win prizes*
Snap your most heroic pictures with the Archangel Wings on display. Post your picture and hashtag #313XMA on Instagram, the best photo will win a limited edition XMA luggage case. 3 runner-ups will also walk away with $50 313 vouchers each.

In addition, those who spend at 313@Somerset can participate in the X-Men Apocalypse Instant Lucky Dip to redeem exclusive movie premiums or 313@Somerset vouchers.



On the 14 May, in promoting the contest, 313@Somerset arranged a set of X-Men cosplayers to the public for a fun photo opportunities!




An X-treme Win! (From 15 Apr to 29 May)*
A luxury stay in Cancun, a grand visit to Chichen Itza, exhilarating jetpack experiences and more! Spend $504 for a chance to win the ultimate X-MEN: APOCALYPSE VIP Stunt Experience & Adventure to the Pyramids of Mexico in New Mexico, exclusive movie hamper or 313 shopping vouchers worth $200.

Double chances for CLUB313 members, or when you charge your purchase(s) to your Citi card.


*Do check out 313@Somerset website on the Terms & Conditions applied.

Monday, 23 May 2016

[Beauty Invite] LAUNCH of VENUS CONCEPT Latest Technologies!

A revolutionary leader in medical aesthetics and the fastest growing company in the industry today, Venus Concept launches its newest solution in medical aesthetics - Venus Versa.

Went to the launch of Venus Concept showcasing their latest technologies with my dear girlfriends happened last week. It was truly an eye opener for us all, the devices are superb! One of Israel’s top facial plastic surgeons, Dr Tal Nachieli, were also at the launch to give his presentation.


What 'BEAUTY' is to you?


During the launch, we were being introduced to three of Venus Concept's technologies;
Venus Viva™, Venus Legacy™, and Venus Versa™.



Venus Viva™ is a revolutionary, fully customizable FDA cleared solution for facial remodeling and resurfacing using NanoFractional RF + (MP)2 + SmartScan Technology with ablation/ coagulation control.



Venus Legacy™ is a revolutionary technology for non-surgical body contouring and skin tightening for the face, neck and body. It combines the proven Multi-Polar Radio Frequency + Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (MP)² technology with the new VariPulse Technology™ with RealTime Thermal Feedback to treat all aesthetic concerns simultaneously.




A rotatary bearing handheld device.


Jessie was invited for a 10 mins trial, targeting on her upper arm.



Venus Versa™ is a comprehensive device which covers the most sought-after aesthetic treatments, supports treatments for Skin rejuvenation, Hair Removal, Acne, NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) Skin Resurfacing as well as DiamondPolar and OctiPolar for skin tightening for the face, neck and body – making it the most versatile medi-aesthetics device available today!

Body Contouring, Cellulite Reduction & Skin Tightening for Face, Neck & Body
Using non-surgical technology DiamondPolar™ and OctiPolar™, a Multi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF) and Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields (PEMF) to tighten and tone loose skin. The Multi-Polar RF delivers homogeneous heating of up to 43◦C in a fast and pain-free manner, penetrating multiple tissue depths to give clinical results. While the therapeutic Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields technology help with regenerating the skin.

Intense-Pulsed Light for Skin Rejuvenation, Active Acne and Hair Removal
Intense Pulse Light is a system which emits pulses of broad spectrum visible and near visible Infra-Red Light. The light is emitted in all directions, captured and reflected through a filter into the skin. With the Venus Versa, IPL is now effective, safe, fast and a comfortable treatment while in an easy-to-use and ergonomic device.

The Venus Versa treats benign pigmented epidermal and cutaneous lesions and even treatment of benign cutaneous vascular lesions, removal of unwanted hair and permanent hair reduction with not one but 7 Intense-Pulse-Light Applicators to cover a wide range of solutions. What makes the IPL on the Versa such a breakthrough is its precise energy directed at the selected targets – delivering 1.5 times more energy than the closest competitor in its range. In addition, Venus Concept’s IPL has the world’s highest powered IPL pulse energy to ensure maximum effect per target. Coupled with its patent-pending Real-Time Cooling System which monitors applicator temperature up to 1,000 times a second, taking a smart yet efficient approach with unparalleled safety and a nod to comfort during the treatment.

NanoFractional™ Radio Frequency Skin Resurfacing for smoother skin
Using superior heat conduction and a phenomenal penetration depth of up to 500 microns within the skin, the Venus Viva uses NanoFractional™ RF to resurface the skin and help with the synthesis of collagen in the skin. To reduce discomfort and further control downtime post-treatment, Versa is fitted SmartScan™ to give the maximum coverage with much lesser discomfort from the treatment.



I went for the trial session during the launch. I was rather surprised there wasn't any discomfort or pain throughout the whole session. I felt very comfortable and enjoyed it much instead, as though i am going through a hotstone spa treatment. =)


A gel was gently applied on my skin before using the device on me.





Took an official Before & After shot to show the results after a short 10 mins treatment. Look at my left face, skin was lifted! =)



Noticed my laugh lines lessened and skin felt smoother after a short 10 mins treatment! Amazing results! =)

As the skin cells got activated, my treated skin got better day after day.. Very satisfying overall! =)


Very nice of the company to offer us such wonderful treats at Singapore Tower Club, Level 62! Yums!


With dear Poppy. =)


With dear Jas Jas. =)


Thank you Jan Jee babe for the invitation! She's lovely as always!


The Venus Versa – the most advanced multi-Treatment Aesthetic Workstation today is now available with Venus Concept Singapore.

For more information, visit www.venusconcept.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VenusConceptSG/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/VenusConcept

Friday, 20 May 2016

[Shout-Out] McCafé Devotee App!

TGIF 20th of May 2016!!

McCafé Singapore celebrates its version of ‘McCafe Coffee Day’ with the launch of its new digitised rewards programme, the McCafé Devotee App.

All McCafé outlets across Singapore will be giving out free cups of Cappuccino(s) today, from 3pm to 6pm! The giveaway is available while stocks last and is limited to the first 200 customers.

Following this exclusive giveaway, McCafé Devotee App also allows user to redeem a cup of Cappuccino between 21 May and 20 June when they download the App and show the McCafé barista the App icon on their mobile phone.

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1088733479
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.codigo.McCafe

Created to reward loyal McCafé goers, the McCafé Devotee App offers a seamless and convenient customer experience and the ability to redeem free beverages, as users earn and track digital stamps with their purchases.

Upon registration, users can begin collecting stamps with every purchase of a McCafé beverage by simply presenting the unique Customer QR code on the app to the McCafé barista. Every five stamps earned will be automatically converted into a coupon and stored within the app’s wallet. The coupon can then be used to redeem a free McCafé beverage of the customer’s choice. Transactions of stamps earned and coupons redeemed are also tracked within the app for easy reference.

Leveraging geo-location technology, the McCafé Devotee App also enables users to receive notifications about the latest promotions in a timely manner, whether they are on-the-go or near a McCafé outlet. Users can also conveniently locate McCafé outlets that are nearest to them with the swipe of a finger.


Thursday, 12 May 2016

[Sponsored] Nailart done at CL'athena Nails Salotto!

Just went down to have my nails all done up and looking so pretty now! Much thanks to CL'athena Nails Salotto for beautifying my nails!! I got to know this place as recommended by my dear friend, Jasmine, and i really enjoy the service from them during my visit!


At a corner and near the exit door of The Bencoolen, level one.. This cosy place is not difficult to locate at all. :)


Nice and clean layout they have.






Here are some of the pretty new nailart design they have in store!! :))

Also on Youtube, https://youtu.be/3qelBlmJ8Bw.



A full tray of diamond blings for 3D nailart! I wanted to add these sparkles too but due to my current work restriction, i am not allowed to have them.. :(


Here is the end result the manicurist did for me, using gelish nail polish! It was an hour duration for this work. I like how she's very careful and detailed when painting my nails! Overall service i received was an enjoyable one and i will surely go back there in future.

They have recently just changed their price list too so you may like to ask the store manicurist for advise and best recommendation! :)


Gelish nailart can last a month long, depending on each individual.. How fast or how slow is the growth of our nails.


Facebook Page:

Address:
180 Bencoolen Street, The Bencoolen, #01-27, Singapore (189646)
[Next to Bugis OG, nearest MRT station: Rocher (DTL), Bugis (EWL)]

Tel:
6884 5403

Operating Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10:30 am to 7:30 pm , Sun and PH: 11 am to 6 pm

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

It Pays To Avoid The Rush Hour Crowds (Off-Peak Travel Perks) !

The Travel Smart Network (TSN), launched in July 2014, is an initiative by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in Singapore to ease peak hour travel congestion and provide a more sustainable mode of travel to commuters.


Off-Peak Pass (OPP)

Launched on 5th of July 2015, the Off-Peak Pass (OPP) for public transport is an alternative monthly travel pass suitable for frequent commuters who travel during off peak periods to enjoy a discounted rate; reducing monthly travel expenditure!

The OPP categories available are: Adult, Senior Citizen and Persons with Disabilities.



A usual sight if you travel off-peak...... NO QUEUES!!


Things you can do if you travel during off-peak periods

If you travel mostly during the offf-peak periods, the OPP may be of benefit to you by allowing you to save on your monthly travel expenses on both buses and trains.
   
If you currently using an Adult Monthly Travel Pass and would like to switch to the OPP, you will get to save $40 per month! That’s almost 2 weeks of lunch savings! 

And remember, its unlimited for the entire day on weekends and Public Holidays!

Morning

Stress-free journey to begin your morning on weekdays!
The train cabin can get really crowded during peak periods and being sandwiched in it can be really frustrating and stressful. Imagine how wonderful it will be to start your day with a comfortable, smooth train ride to work! This will also help boost your mental health and prepare you for a great start at work too! J

If your job allows flexibility and does not require you to squeeze with the peak hour crowd to reach office at the usual 9am timing, why not start work later and enjoy the use of OPP after 9am??

Of course, if you are an early morning riser, you may enjoy the use of OPP before 6.30am and treat yourself to a good breakfast near your workplace when you reach your destination. For the ladies, this also gives them ample time to do their face make-up and hair in the office restroom if they have to. J (If you start your journey before 6.30am, you will be able to use the OPP for the entire journey, even if subsequent transfers to another bus/train service are carried out after 6.30am.)

Some nice breakfast places you can head to in town; serving wholesome healthy breakfast before 8am!

- Cedele
Source: aromacookery

- GrainTraders (CapitaGreen)

- CoffeeHive (Robinson Road)


Afternoon

Shopping, Movies, Eat, Chill !!!
Some of us are on shift work or rotational work basis whilst some of us have flexibility in working hours (such as sales or service line) which result in having time off on weekday afternoons. For these people - make plans, go on a shopping or movie date with your buddy because Weekdays spell EMPTINESS!!!

You can also enjoy the use of OPP from 9am to 5pm on weekdays whenever you are on half-day leave or during your off day. (If you start your journey before 5pm, you will be able to use the OPP for the entire journey, even if subsequent transfers to another bus/train service are carried out after 5pm.)


Doing shopping will be a breeze in the mall on weekdays’ afternoon whilst movie-goers will be able to enjoy their preferred seats in the cinema even for current box office movies such as Disney's The Jungle Book Movie and Captain America: Civil War which have been a hit across the island recently! 

Cinemas offer cheaper rates during the weekdays’ afternoon before 5pm. Here’s a breakdown for you to catch these movies before the peak hour crowd descends when they end work at 6!


With cost savings of $40 per month if you switch from the Adult MonthlyTravel Pass to the Off Peak Pass, that’s equating to 3 weekend movies!


Buddy and i shopping on a weekday.. no crowds!


Most food and beverages restaurants offer great yummy deals during the weekdays’ afternoon as well! J

Recommendations:

1) Charlie Brown Café (Orchard & Katong)
              Main Course + Lava Cake + Iced Lemon Tea @ $7.80 nett

2) Café Mosiac (Carlton Hotel)
              Monday to Friday, weekday buffet @ $42++ per adult

3) Suki-ya
             Weekday buffet lunch @ $14.90++

4) Carnivore (Chijmes)
             Weekday set lunch @ $14.90++


You can also visit the library and pick up some new readings in the day. I personally like to spend my time in the library whenever I have my day-offs and no other plans.

Boutique libraries to check out:
Library @ Orchard
Library @ Chinatown Point


Evening

Bonding session with friends over dinner!
For those whom choose to start work early, they can end work earlier, use the OPP to enjoy the afternoon movies or other simple activites to indulge in and by the time everything is done, it would be almost 7.30pm to use the OPP once again! Even more for those whom choose to start work later, we would end work nicely to enjoy OPP when it kicks in after 7.30pm!!!

OPP can be used from 7.30pm to the end of service on weekdays so there’s no rush to go home after work. You can stay awhile longer to settle & complete your daily tasks before leaving the office or have dinner with your colleagues & friends somewhere nearby before making trips back home. This way, you are also making your weekends free for other plans too!


For more information or feedback on the OPP, you may contact the TransitLink Hotline at 1800-2255 663, log on to Transitlink’s website (www.transitlink.com.sg) or visit their Facebook at www.facebook.com/TransitLinkSG.


Mobile food truck roadshow

Earlier in March this year, the team organised a 2-day Mobile food truck roadshow at One Raffles Place to increase awareness of LTA’s individual-based Travel Smart initiatives such as Travel Smart Rewards (TSR), Off Peak Pass (OPP) and Free Pre-peak Travel (FPPT). The initiative successfully reached out to a large crowd of passers-by (mainly shoppers and employees working in the CBD area), with 1,000 set of complimentary lunches and other goodies being issued out each day within a few hours!



My friend, CK, and i was invited to show our support and when I arrived at 12:10 pm that very day, I was amazed by how good the response was despite the drizzle! A long queue of people were already in line, awaiting to collect their free lunches and breakfast vouchers!


I stood aside while waiting for CK to join me and noticed the team worked really well together! As it was held in an open area and the ground got a little slippery due to the rain, the staff sheltered the public with their umbrellas and walked them from the queue line to the booth where the food truck was parked at.

Even though the queue was long, the waiting time was rather short. When I asked a lady who happened to be beside me sipping her cup of warm coffee, she shared with me that it took her no longer than 10 minutes to get her lunch.


On top of the free lunches which consisted of a sandwich (choice of Turkey Ham and Cheese Sandwich or Wrap) and a drink (choice of Coffee or Orange Juice) given out at the mobile food truck event, other complimentary items such as breakfast vouchers and souvenirs were also given out to promote awareness of Travel Smart initiatives.


Attractive breakfast voucher ($5 Jollibean voucher) that promotes healthy lifestyle! Needless for me to say, breakfast is really the most important meal of the day and if any good source of important nutrients from the breakfast is missed, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day.



Everything was prepared and packed nicely! The food and drinks were freshly made and tasted delicious! The staffs were very nice too; totally brightening up everyone’s day with their lovely offerings!




Not long after, CK came and like many others, we enjoyed our portion of the food too! Thank you to the Travel Smart team for the invitation!!!

The response was truly overwhelming that the last set was cleared at 2:10 pm, 20 minutes earlier than the expected time.