Saturday, April 16, 2016

Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream

Those of you who knows me long enough would prob.know that I can be quite a procrastinator. From postponing medical check ups to rescheduling dental appointments, to looking for a job, down to packing of my messy room,  if I can push it away, I would ( if that is not procrastination , then I dun know what is ) .

I have had this bump under my eye for the longest time. It is like a small raised skin , neither itchy or painful. It's just there... serving no purpose at all , and it grew out of the blue. I suspect it could  be my use of eye creams that are too rich for my skin.

I just left it alone as it wasn't affecting me much . Did thought of removing it when I was preparing for my wedding, but other things got in the way and as time goes by, the bump became part of me.

Just last December, I had a facial review to write and was introduced to a dermatologist . I did a quick consultation with him about the bump and he told me it was harmless and will cost me about $350 to remove via laser.

I was totally prepared to part with the money to have it safely removed. But the procrastiontor in me got the better of me again. I wanted to do it before Lunar New Year this year but never got around to make an appointment ! 

Not the prettiest pic coz sans makeup but anyway ... Here's the thing .. I had this bump under my eye for awhile ..I was suppose to make an appt with a dermatologist to laser it away before CNY 16.. that didn't happen as I procrastinated . At the same time, my eye cream ran out so I decided to just buy one that I have heard raves about .. The skin started to have some scabs after I used the eye cream for prob two weeks .

By and by, the bump got smaller and smaller and ok my ...itchy hands just got to remove the dry scab bit by bit ..the pic on the right was just taken yesterday .. The whole bump is gone and you can see some marks where it was .. I'm not sure if this bump was even a milla seed but I'm glad I saved some $$$ and got rid of this nuisance finally ! Glad I bought the under $80 eye cream ! I was prepared to part with couple of hundreds actually for the laser .
 

So here you go, this is the eye cream that helped me saved my dollars ! 

Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream
 

I love the scent of the cream, and it doesn't have the medical smell like what some other eye cream has. It is very hydrating .The area around my eyes used to look very tired and dry but it has improved since I started using this . I think it is very reasonably priced for a 15ml bottle. It is very easy to apply as it glided smoothly across my eye area. 

I have since bought their face moisturizer and hope it works as well as their eye cream. 

You can check them out here

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Spinacas -- Hearty and low carb Salads

Do you have days where by you totally have no inkling what to eat for lunch and the hot mid day sun is putting you off from leaving the cool comforts of your office ? The last thing you want to ruin your day is to call for some oily and fattening fast food delivery.

Some of you will know that I have been preparing my own salad lunch and bringing them for lunch at work . It does take time to prepare for these meals and sometimes I do have to wake up earlier to prep.them. I was pretty pleased to be introduced to a salad delivery service recently, saving me time on prepping for my lunches  !

About Spinacas 

 

 

Spinacas is the brainchild of architect turned entrepreneur  , Phyllis Chua. Seeing how most of the salad options we have are protein-light and carb-heavy, Phyllis decided to introduce to the locals what she enjoyed having while on a 2-month sabbatical in Spain. The salads are high protein low carb and these are suitable for paleo and primal dieters, and those who appreciate eating whole, natural and unprocessed foods. Do you know that Spinacas is the Spanish word for spinach :)

Salad options 

There are 3 categories of salads you can choose from
1. Classic (original creations!)
  • A hearty, meaty, low-carb salad that you can eat everyday
  •  100g of meat or tofu, spinach and romaine mix, 6 fresh toppings
  •  Perfect as your everyday meal!
2. Premium (step up from classic!)
  •  A gourmet salad created using premium cuts and lovingly developed for the ultimate flavour
  •  150g of premium meat, spinach and romaine mix, 7 fresh toppings
  •  Perfect for a gastronomical salad treat!
3. Meat Lover (for those who just can’t get enough!)
  • A protein-packed salad with more than 60g of protein for a delicious yet healthy high
  •  200g of meat, romaine mix, 5 fresh toppings
  •  Perfect for a post workout meal and going lean!

The salads are all prepacked individually , greens apart from the meat and dressing 
I shared all these with my fellow salad loving colleagues at work .
Each portion is clearly labelled as well

 

What's in the salad mix 

We are very impressed with the selection of the salad base ! Each box comes with a fixed base (baby spinach/mesclun and/or romaine lettuce) and 5 to 7 toppings which can include pickled purple cabbage, honey cherry tomatoes, broccoli, hard-boiled egg, cheddar cheese, nuts (varies), seedless grapes, a seasonal surprise ingredient and a non-processed dressing e.g. extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper or honey, soy sauce & sesame oil packed separately.

 This is the salad base to go with Shiraz Braised Beef Cheeks $17
See how pretty the colors are !



Look at the amount of meat .. our eyes light up !
and the fragrance of it filled the entire pantry
These have been slow cooked ...tender and flavourful! 
 

Add them all in~ give it a good toss  


Here's the Meat Lover Moroccan Spiced Chicken Salad $13
The chicken has been marinated for 12 hours with spicy 
Middle Eastern spices .I found this refreshingly and fiery good !
The taste is similar to satay ! I like the spicy kick to it !


The 3rd salad we tried that day is the 
Meat Lover BBQ Pulled Pork Salad
The meat is a pork shoulder slow-cooked in cinnamon meat stock
 until soft and tender, then tossed with special barbeque sauce.


For those of you who wants something that is rice -like yet much healthier than rice,
there is the total carb free item newly added to the menu !
This is the Cauliflower Rice
We were amazed as in how fine the cauliflower is and tasted grain- like as well. 
It has been cut into granules and sauteed with olive oil till light and fluffy
This is a keeper for me !




Spinacas have recently partnered with Just Pick Coconut Water !
You can order it to go with your salad lunches  :)


How to order  

Choose the salads of your choice and select quatity and add it to the cart 

You will next be asked for the date of delivery , location and mobile number so to ease the delivery process

++ There is a min.$30 spending for delivery , as well as do order 48 hours in advance to make sure you get the time slot you desire++ For orders less than $30, customers can self pick up at Spinacas' kitchen located at Pearl's Hill Terrace . Do note that there is a delivery fee of $4 or $6 depending on locations for spending of $30 and above. 
 There are two lunch time slots 11am-12pm, 12pm-1pm, and one dinner time slot 5pm-6pm 

 The ordering process is quite fuss free and the forms are really easy to fill up
 

How to make payment

Payment can be made securely on site with credit card as well as PayPal 

All in all, you just need to fill up 3 simple pages to complete your order !
It's that easy ...now you can sit back and wait for your lunch to be delivered
 
(There is also the option of ordering via Deliveroo)
 Gather a few friends or colleauges and get started now!
Have a salad party in the office just like me ! 
It's good to support local start- up and the food is good so why not try it today ! 



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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Meridian Electron Energy Device Generation 2 (MEED 2) Treatment by Beauty Hope


You know how it is when you wake up with a backache or feeling achy all over your body? I had those days just couple of months ago ,I was able to relive the pain thanks to a fairly new treatment by Beauty Hope !
 The Meridian Electron Energy Device Generation 2 (MEED 2) Treatment is a non invasive body treatment

Taken after doing the treatment..
looking all refreshed and painless ~



The Treatment
 
Based on the western biology and chinese meridian science theory, MEED 2 treatment combines the reflexology technology with the bio-electricity technology to generate bio-electricity to exert effect on meridian, acupoint and muscle of human body.

This is the MEED2 Machine
Photo credit : misschocoholic
This treatment is good for those who are suffering from fatigue, those who are under stress
as well as those suffering from bodily aches. MEED2 treatment is able promote better blood circulation, relieve stress and improve the overall energy level.
The therapist assured me that it is a painless process and that I will feel very relaxed after the massage. Coupled with the use of essential oils and a pair of special gloves connected to the machine, the therapist would pinpoint the accupoints and joints to administer the massages, 
There are different levels of intensity and it will be administered accordingly to suit individual needs
Photo credit : misschocoholic
The sensation of the treatment
If you were to ask me how does it feel for the electron currents to be administered on me,  as there are different modes, some modes I would say it is like pulsating feeling  , while some felt like pushing and pulling movements.
I felt more relax and refreshed after the whole treatment :)  I had a very good night's rest that day and woke up feeling energized. In order for one to fully benefit from this treatment and to see results, it is always best to go for this treatment regularly. Even thought some of us are eating healthily yet still fall sick or have pains here and there, it is good to go for MEED2 massage as it  helps us clear any blockage and balance the flow of qi & blood in the meridians, thereby, alleviating common health problems and also achieving total wellness.

Give a call to BeautyHope Beauty Concierge at 96477571 to find out more today !! 
Waterloo Center Branch 

261, Waterloo Street , #02-42
Singapore 180261
Tel: 9647 7571

Ang Mo Kio Branch
Blk 709, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-2605,
Singapore 560709 (AMK Centre)
Tel : 6458 2293

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/beautyhope.sg
Instagram - @beautyhope.sg
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Waterloo Center Branch 

261, Waterloo Street , #02-42
Singapore 180261
Tel: 9647 7571

Ang Mo Kio Branch
Blk 709, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-2605,
Singapore 560709 (AMK Centre)
Tel : 6458 2293

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/beautyhope.sg
Instagram - @beautyhope.sg
- See more at: http://providence1974.blogspot.sg/search?q=beauty+hope#sthash.ICg3clPV.dpuf
Waterloo Center Branch 

261, Waterloo Street , #02-42
Singapore 180261
Tel: 9647 7571

Ang Mo Kio Branch
Blk 709, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-2605,
Singapore 560709 (AMK Centre)
Tel : 6458 2293

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/beautyhope.sg
Instagram - @beautyhope.sg
- See more at: http://providence1974.blogspot.sg/search?q=beauty+hope#sthash.ICg3clPV.dpuf
Waterloo Center Branch 

261, Waterloo Street , #02-42
Singapore 180261
Tel: 9647 7571

Ang Mo Kio Branch
Blk 709, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-2605,
Singapore 560709 (AMK Centre)
Tel : 6458 2293

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/beautyhope.sg
Instagram - @beautyhope.sg
- See more at: http://providence1974.blogspot.sg/search?q=beauty+hope#sthash.ICg3clPV.dpuf
Waterloo Center Branch 

261, Waterloo Street , #02-42
Singapore 180261
Tel: 9647 7571


Ang Mo Kio Branch
Blk 709, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-2605,
Singapore 560709 (AMK Centre)
Tel : 6458 2293





Waterloo Center Branch 

261, Waterloo Street , #02-42
Singapore 180261
Tel: 9647 7571

Ang Mo Kio Branch
Blk 709, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-2605,
Singapore 560709 (AMK Centre)
Tel : 6458 2293

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/beautyhope.sg
Instagram - @beautyhope.sg
- See more at: http://providence1974.blogspot.sg/search?q=beauty+hope#sthash.ICg3clPV.dpuf


Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Mrs Toh visits Coffee Signature ( JB)


Many of us have been travelling over the causeway not for the usual shopping but to visit the cafes that are popping up near to the checkpoint. With the exchange rate being favourable to Singapore, it makes much sense to spend the time travelling over.

I visited Coffee Signature recently with my foodie friends and it left a deep impression for most of us.

Presentation of food was a huge draw. The premise of the cafe itself isn't something new, but still pretty attractive to us. 


Clever use of two containers stacked up as the cafe premise

We had to sit at the outdoor area as both containers are
full house !

Check out what we had that afternoon

 
 甜甜的小雨滴 落在我苦涩的黑咖啡 宛如那少女时代唯美恋爱 { sweet rain } RM16.90 ~S$5.50  pretty cloud hovering over black coffee!
The cotton candy melts really fast so if you are taking photos, do
make it quick as before you even know it, your cup is all sticky like ours here :D

I must say it is very gimmickry but it is so cute and pretty !  
 

We just can't say no to this egg dish !
Love love love this skillet baked eggs with braised tomatoes :)
worth the time travelled and time spent with these friends !
 We all wiped this out in no time ! RM 21 (~~ $7} totally need to go back again 
 

All in all this cafe is worth the time and calories ! 

Coffee Signature

53, Jalan Serampang
Taman Sri Tebrau
80050 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 12:00PM – 10:00PM
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Instagram: @Coffeesignature

Friday, January 22, 2016

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) facial at Dr Benjamin Yim Clinical Aesthetic Laser Center

Greetings my friends ! It has been awhile since my last entry and my apolgoies as I have been tied up with family issues as well as my recent move to our new apartment.

Due to my busy schedule and the lack of sleep, it has certainly showed up on my face. So recently, I had the chance to try out the Methode Physiodermie Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) facial at Dr Benjamin Yim Clinical Aesthetic & Laser Centre.

Methode Physiodermie products are used solely for this massage. This  Swiss brand of products are made of natural ingredients from the highest quality sourced and have high concentration of essentials oils that are beneficial to our bodies and skin.

The certified therapist would decide on the blends of essential oils and come out with something that is suitable for each individual during the massage. It is customized to your skin condition .


Treatment room
Here's the room where the treatment will be done
Love how spacious and bright it is :) 

Methode Physiodermie products
Snapped a selfie while waiting for the therapist :) 


Procedures to the treatment

After changing into a pink tube gown, I was made to lie down on the facial /massage bed and
the friendly and skillful therapist proceeded to prepare my face for the treatment 

1-- Deep cleansing milk
This is to remove the light makeup and impurities on my face. It is gentle enough for the eye area and does not dry our skin.

2-- Application of the Stablization Lotion pH Balancing  . This is good for the skin as it helps to boost the penetration of the active ingredients. It also soothes and balances the skin with the active plant extract 



3-- Soft face Biopeeling . This helps to get rid of dead cells on the skin as well as promoting
cell renewal process
 
 
That's really me ..doing the soft face biopeeling..
a little creepy this shot..lol !

 
A specific double action (enzymatic) exfoliating gel that helps to eliminate dead cells facilitates the cellular renewal process and, at the same time, oxygenates the skin. That in turns makes me look younger and more refresh !

4-- Extraction
Quite self explanatory about this step. Thanks to the experienced therapist, this process went by pretty well. I usually fear extraction ! and thanks to all the above steps, it did make the extraction a painless one! 

5--Compress + PH Lotion + CN
6--Bioarome + Treatment Emulsion Hydro Sensitive Emulsion + VD + FL One Drop:
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MLD)
Now my skin needs some attention after the extraction to treat issues like dehydration and perhaps some redness concern. I was given a sheet mask that has PH Lotion and Soothing Bioarome mixed with Concentrate Hydro-Tonifying  The PH Lotion brings my face back to the right PH level and the mask also helps to give me a radiant compexion and firms the tissues while repairing sun damage !

another selfie before applying of the mask

 


Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MLD)

 The therapist started with the massage with slow rhythmic light pressure on the skin. There are certain points where she would apply pressure upon and the movements are always light . I was really relaxed at this point and even fell asleep for a short while :) 







It is not a deep massage. If it is too deep it won’t work because it flattens the small lymph vessels so that the fluid can’t drain. The movements are slow and rhythmic so the lymph vessels open up.

 
I would recommend this facial massage as I truly find it relaxing and very comforting . The whole treatment was done in a very professional manner unlike some salons . My therapist Samantha is also friendly and well trained and offered good skin advise as well.


 
Here's me sans makeup after the facial
I actually went out without make up and
never  felt better !

 
Here's me and Dr Ben after my treatment  :)
 
 
The results of the massage is quite apparent on my face and some friends
even ask if I used new makeup :) I can see that my fine lines were slightly reduced
and I felt a healthy glow !
 
 
Do give the clinic a ring to find out more !
 
 
 
Dr Benjamin Yim Aesthetic & Laser Centre
583 Orchard Road
#06-04 Forum
Singapore 238884
Tel: +65 6737 9181
http://www.laseraesthetics.com.sg


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Mrs Toh's First IPL Experience @ Beauty Hope


Instagram media by eileen_eats_alot - I have finally experienced my first IPL ( Intense Pulse Light) at @beautyhope.sg . Before I decided to try it out , I made sure that there was minimum  pain from the proceedure since i have low threshold for pain :p -------------------------------------it has been around 3 weeks since that treatment, i must say hair growth around the pits has been slow !  The regrow is not as corse as bedore . Generally it takes about 10 sessions to see the full results .------------------------------------------ Beauty hope therapist assured me that it is a fuss free and painless procedure and true indeed it was ! You can find out more about this treatment by calling the friendly consultants @  96477571 :)

I have finally experienced my first IPL ( Intense Pulse Light) at Beauty Hope ! 
You can say that I am quite a scardy cat when it comes to certain beauty procedures and IPL is one of those that I was apprehensive to try out as I have heard how painful it can be from some friends who did it. 

Basically,  IPL machines uses intense pulse of light that has wavelength of around 530 nm to 1200 nm.. It removes hair by sending out high-energy light pulses. Do you know that there is a distinction made between beauty-grade and medical-grade machine? Those at beauty salons uses lower light wavelength as compared to those at medical clinics.

IPL is also able to promote the production of collagen, and that can result in the skin being more flexible and smooth.

Thanks to Beauty Hope, I finally discovered how painless and effortless hair removal can be  ! I kept asking my therapist if it will hurt ! And she reassured me time after time that it is really easy and totally no pain will be experienced by me hahaha.. You can say that I have a low threshold for pain at times . Because of the low dosage used and also the new generation machine at Beauty Hope uses a cold applicator that makes the whole process very comfortable , I am super pleased with the whole experience ~

*I rather not shocked you with photo of my fat arms, 
so here's a photo that looks like how it takes place
when the IPL is done on me !
Due to the brigthness of the light, a eye guard was placed
over my eyes and my therapist shaved away the hair before 
applying of the gel on my arm pit.

Seriously, the actual process was over in about 5 mins~ 

 

It has been around 3 weeks since that treatment, i must say hair growth around the pits has been slow ! The regrow is not as corse as before . Generally it takes about 10 sessions to see the full results . You can find out more about this treatment by calling the friendly consultants @ 96477571 :)

~~~~ Chinese New Year Promotion ~~~~
 
There is a special Chinese New Year promotion just for you readers !
You can get all prepared for the nice fitted sleeveless cheongsam this festive season :)
IPL Hair Removal package for underarms area for $299 ( unlimited treatments ! )
Do grab this opportunity and try this IPL treatment out !

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

The Tohs at Mcdonalds

 
We have entered into the festive month of December ! What better to way to celebrate the happy mood in the air other than feasting on some newly created items by Mcdonalds !

Introducing the McDonald’s new Clubhouse specials, there are two types of burgers to choose from, a new McFlurry flavour , a new fries that has so far caused a flurry over Mcd fries lovers and a special drink on the menu ~


The Clubhouse specials consist of the Grilled Chicken Clubhouse Burger as well as the Beef Clubhouse Burger .

Grilled Chicken Clubhouse Burger
is sandwiched among fresh lettuce, cheese, caramelised onions
crispy chicken bacon strips.
Chicken is rather tender and the sauce and
the condiments goes hand in hand !
I certainly enjoyed this burger a lot !
However, I didn't quite like the bacon as it was
rather dry and hard biting into it


 
 
Here's the other new creation
Beef Clubhouse Burger
This burger to me seems like an upgraded version of the
hamburger. I found the patty rather thin, but it was
made up for it by the taste and flavour of the burger.
Again, I didn't quite fancy the bacon strips.
 
 
You can now enjoy a coke float at Mcdonalds !
It is a cool idea to have the soft serve with coke :)
Truly the best of both worlds !
 
Here's an item that received a lot of reviews on
the social media platform
So yes, I am sure by now you have realised
it didn't taste like those truffle fries from cafes,
but the aroma from the sprinkles really threw
me away ! It was Amazingly good !
No, not the taste of it, but the smell of it !
I was a tad disappointed coz I felt kinda cheated,
but hey, it's fast food truffles fries and for that
I think it's still pretty ok.
 
Surely we need a dessert after our meals,
so here's introducing the new
Red Velvet McFlurry with Oreo Cookie Bits
 
Not really a flurry fan
 
 
Overall it was a ok meal, but I prob. stick to
my usual burger orders the next time round
 
Thanks Omy and Mcdonalds for the invite !