Sunday, July 2, 2017

Cecilia Westberry Brazilian Waxing | Honest Review


Just about a month ago, i went for my brazilian waxing at Cecilia Westberry (located just two bus stops away from Buona Vista MRT). Initially i was intending to book one appointment with Strip but they were fully booked for the Saturday. I didn't want to wait for another week! So i just googled and Cecilia Westberry came out in my search. Seems legit & the price is fairly cheaper too! It was only SGD42 for full brazilian waxing. (But ended up SGD42 was soft wax = meaning more painful. And hard wax is SGD62. About the same price as Strip). Then i went ahead & book an appointment with them. 

Honestly i haven't done waxing for about a year LOL. The thought of spending money and suffering during the wax really hesitated me. Why spend money to suffer? right? But anyway i couldn't stand the situation down there anymore so i need to get the wax done. LOL. Cecilia Westberry claims that it is almost pain free cause they are very experienced and fast. 

So during the day of appointment, i arrived & because i was 10minutes late, i couldn't get Cecilia to help me because she needed to attend to another customer who was arriving soon. I wasn't angry because they already told me i need to reach on time. haha. But i had work la. Cannot be early. I got a chinese lady. 

Ok hold on. Maybe i should describe how i felt the moment i entered into their shop. Very clean space. White & neat. Even saw a caucasian staff. Doesn't seem very friendly though... Just 2 minutes in the shop and a caucasian customer came in. Another 1 minute and another caucasian customer arrived. I waited less than 5 minutes and a chinese staff attended to me. 

Lied down on the bed and the waxing began. A true 15 minutes torture!! "Pluck Pluck Pluck" and i was done. VERY PAINFUL OK. I'm not sure if its because i did soft wax instead of hard wax?? 

And then went to the counter and waited for them to proceed with my payment. They look so busy and i even saw some commotions going on amongst the staff. One staff was saying dunno what "why did u take my room. My customer is coming." something like that. They just look super busy & irritated. LOL. But there were still 2 staff who were quite chill and smiled at me. 

Wait i haven't finish my story. So they asked me if i am first timer. I said yes thinking maybe i'll have a discount or something. But no discount. No nothing at all. Then why ask me if i'm first timer?? Didn't even ask me to buy package or who refers me. haha. At that point of time, i didn't want to care about them la. I just wanted to quickly pay and meet my boyfriend. 

Ok so after about 1.5 hours, i went to the toilet in the midst of shopping. And then......... OMG SHIT. Sorry to say this. It might sound a bit disgusting but i have to say it..... I saw small dots of blood stain on my underwear!!! At the left side. I was like WT~~~~F~~~~~... Must be the lady too rough la. I was really serious about that 15 minutes torture ok. Never once in my brazilian waxing i have blood stains. It means my skin was hurt !!!! I was damn mad for a while. 

I called them. But i was very kind enough i didn't scold them or ask for compensation or whatsoever. I just tell them to be MORE GENTLE next time. They tried giving me reasons to why i'm bleeding BUT DENGGGGGGGG ITS NOT MY FIRST TIME DOING BRAZILIAN WAXING... It doesn't make sense to come out with reasons. The only thing that make sense is I HAVE THIN SKIN, YOU ARE TOO ROUGH. YOU HURT MY SKIN. That's it. 

But anyway, we hung up. And a few minutes later they called back to check on me again to understand the situation better. I was being very nice to them. Didn't throw tantrum to them too. 

So my final thoughts? I won't go back again. 1. They made me bleed before. 2. I've seen their internal conflict & i think its not very professional to do it infront of customers. 3. Everything just happen very quickly. Not very customer oriented. 4. I thought it was SGD42 but end up hard wax is SGD62. Then might as well i do it at Strip since its just a few dollars difference. 

On a side note, i also had a bad experience with Strip years ago (you can read it here) but now they seem to be more friendly & professional and so far i had only done ONE TIME of waxing after the incident with them. I spent most of my brazilian waxing session with PINK PARLOUR. (But now i feel like the space in Pink Parlour is getting messier? And they will ask u to buy package.) 

There was ONLY ONE PLACE where i did my brazilian waxing once and it was SUPER AWESOME. NO PAIN, STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY AND THEY REALLY TAKE THEIR TIME TO DO THE WAXING FOR U. But sadly i cannot remember the salon's name!!! -.- ... I can't even remember where the place was located because it was my friend who drove me there. But most probably the place would have closed down already because i remember it was pretty ulu. haha. 

Ok! Basically this sums up my waxing experience. I really need to find one good place to do my waxing. I'm giving Strip another try. 

xoxo. 


Friday, May 19, 2017

Taste Paradise @ ION Orchard

I LOVE TO EAT! Today i will be writing about my review on Taste Paradise. 

Taste Paradise concept: 
Listed as one of Singapore’s Top 10 Chinese Restaurants, award-winning Taste Paradise prides itself as a strong upstart in Chinese fine dining. Dubbed ‘Chinese cuisine with a difference’, Taste Paradise offers an elaborate menu of fine Cantonese and contemporary Chinese cuisine with a showcase of the finest and most innovative Dim Sum and roasting fare.
Taste Paradise features exquisitely prepared creations with a touch of sophistication. One of the signature dishes is the Classic Shark’s Fin in Supreme Broth accompanied with a Crispy Spring Roll served in Japanese Stone Pot. This truly renowned dish has set a benchmark for shark’s fin dishes in the new era. Other creations include Crisp-fried Tofu in Black Truffle Sauce and Pan-seared Foie Gras with Peking Duck Reduction. It’s a traditional Cantonese cuisine infused with modern twist. Taste Paradise is also famous for its XO Carrot Cake which has won 100 pointers from multiple food critics.
Set in the opulence of ancient elegance, Taste Paradise is set to impress guests from the very moment they step into the restaurant. "

L. Without further ado, let me start with the first dish! 

Si Chuan style poached chicken SGD 9.80 
Rating 5/5 
This is really just good. Chicken is smooth and tasty, soaked with deep flavours. Just in case you don't know, it is served as a starter and is a cold dish. ζˆ‘η»™δΈͺθ΅žπŸ‘


Second dish
Spare Rib Sweet Plum Sauce SGD 24.00 
Rating: 4.8/5 

Did you just thought that this pork rib would have that slightly hard texture like the ones you eat in typical S-11 western food stall? Turns out the texture was so soft and easy to bite!!! It kind of melts into your mouth when you take a first bite. There are a lot of effort put into cooking this spare rib, from what i heard from the chef. Why did i give 4.8 and not a 5 then? Did you see those little golden balls on top of the spare rib?? First glance i thought it was really gold. So atas... No wonder its $24. When i eat the 'gold' balls, the taste was completely bland. It is exactly those decorations that you would put on cupcakes. You know what i mean? The presentation looks more attractive with a hint of gold, but it brings down the overall taste and experience of the dish. ε€šζ­€δΈ€δΈΎ. 

But overall, i will still give a πŸ‘. Order this when you come to taste paradise. And try the gold balls if you don't believe me. 


Third dish
θ·θŠ±θŸΉη½—η±³θ’Έ  SGD 32.00 
Rating: 4.9/5 

The rice was soft, fragrant and tender. The crabs were fresh. Looks like a simple steam rice with crab but so much efforts are put into it. The idea of the presentation is very cool too. It makes the whole dish look so appetising! ζˆ‘η»™δΈͺθ΅žπŸ‘ . Where does the -0.1 mark comes from? Once cold it doesn't taste as nice as while eaten hot. But i can deal with that! It really doesn't matter haha. 

Fourth dish
Classic Shark's Fin in Supreme Broth SGD 80.00 
Rating: 5/5 

Let me tell you something. Taste Paradise serves one of the best soups around all the Chinese restaurants that i've eaten. Their soup is really πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. In their big cooking pot, 65% is their ingredients and around 35% is their water. And boil for very long hours. Superb. Normally people put 35% ingredients and the rest is water to save cost. 

Back to this shark's fin soup. It is one of the SIGNATURE DISHES. Soup was amazingly cooked and they were creative in adding a crispy spring roll to pair with the soup. You can dip the spring roll into the soup and eat it. Just like eating You Tiao with porridge. If you are in Taste Paradise, definitely try this out. 

However, i just want to quickly comment on something. Having this as signature dish? Hmm... I think a lot of people are saying NO TO SHARK FINNING. To protect the sharks and the ecosystem. I'm not really sure if its really a good idea to have this in the menu in the long run? In terms of brand value? 

Fifth Dish. Dessert! 
Mango Puree Sago Pomelo
Avocado Puree Coffee Ice cream
Aloe Vera Lemongrass 
Glutinous Rice Coconut Ice cream
SGD 6.80 each 
Rating: 4.9/5 

Which dessert would you choose? I go for the Avocado Puree Coffee Ice cream! It is my first time eating avocado with coffee. lol. Great experience. It got me thinking that i can pour in some coffee into my avocado smoothie next time. All the desserts were flavourful and delicious! I think slightly lacking behind is the glutinous rice. I trust my boyfriend's father can make an even nicer glutinous rice than them. Aloe Vera lemongrass was really refreshing because it has a sour and sweet taste in it. Overall, i give a πŸ‘ ! 

That sums up my review. Actually this wasn't the first time i'm dining in Taste Paradise but i just feel like doing a review on this restaurant since i've never posted one before. The overall experience is really good and you get very good view inside the restaurant too. Have you dine in Taste Paradise before? Feel free to share your comment. 

Till then. xx





Saturday, May 13, 2017

Canto Paradise at Marina Bay Sands

Recently i was at MBS and decided to dine at Canto Paradise. I had posted my reviews about Canto Paradise that was opened in AMK hub a few years ago (you can read here). It was bad! And since then, i haven't step into any Canto Paradise outlet, until now. I need to give it another try right? Maybe the food has already changed.

We ordered some duck, some tofu with sea salt and pepper, wanton noodle and steamed plain cheong fun.




My verdict? The food has really improved! The cheong fun is much better than the one i ate at 2013. lol. Everything has improved. But if you wanna take this to compare with Imperial Treasure, there's still quite a long way to go. Imperial Treasure's dim sum is still the best in Singapore.

But good job Canto Paradise!!! I will definitely go back again.

xx

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Eyelash Perming at Skinn Beauty & Body Thru GROUPON | Honest Review


Hello Everyone! I've finally waited long enough to confirm my opinion in this post: EYE LASH PERMING BY SKINN BEAUTY & BODY (brought through Groupon).



It was my FIRST TIME purchasing from Groupon. I heard from my colleague that Skinn does nice eyelash perm and can be purchased from Groupon. So, i went ahead to buy it since i've been wanting to try eyelash perm for quite some time. And as you know, since this is my first time, i was so nervous! I don't know if the result will be good or not. I don't know if this is a scam or not. I tried googling about Skinn's eyelash perm review but i could not really get any info.


How is what they are offering:

1 session for $16 instead of $1283 sessions for $45 instead of $384 

http://m.groupon.sg/deals/singapore/skinn-skinn-beauty-body-5/102928637


I bought the 3 sessions of the 3D Japanese Eyelash Perming package because i thought the perming would only last at most 2-3 weeks per session. Purchased this on Thursday (23rd Feb 2017) and immediately made a call to book for appointment to do it. They had an available slot on that Saturday at 4pm, the rest of the weekend slots were basically full. 

I just share a bit of my experience with you guys first before i comment on my final review. I reached the salon on time at 4pm. I filled up a form with my personal details to them, they served me tea and i sat and waited. I waited.... and i waited.... and i waited.... 20minutes passed,  i stood up and asked the staff is it my turn soon? The staff said yes 5 minutes very soon! 

Then i waited... and waited.... 10minutes later i asked again is it my turn already? The staff was very perplexed and went to ask the other staff if my room is ready or not. You know what happened? The room which i was supposed to go in to was ACCIDENTALLY taken away by another customer. SO I HAD NO ROOM TO DO IT. Afterwards, she apologised to me. I was already a bit annoyed la. I waited for 30minutes already leh. 

5 minutes later she came back to me with 2 eye masks for me to apply as COMPLIMENTARY SERVICE and gave me a few samples to try at home to express their apology. But at that point of time, i just wanted MY DAMN EYELASH PERM SESSION TO START. 

Fast forward 20 minutes (which means I WAITED FOR A TOTAL OF 50 MINUTES), it was finally my turn!!!! From a 4pm appointment to a 5pm appointment. 

In the room, the beautician gave me a complimentary facial wash (WHICH I THANK YOU BUT I SERIOUSLY DIDN'T WANT IT BECAUSE I WAS IN A RUSH. I was supposed to play mahjong with my friends at 6pm. And i have waited long enough i want the eyelash perm to start RIGHT NOW. It would be better if they can give this complimentary facial wash for my next appointment but they said it cannot be done.). 

I chose M size eyelash perm. Its either M size or Natural. The whole process took about 1 hour 45 minutes. (inclusive of the 10 minutes facial wash + massage). When they perm your lashes, the smell of the solution that they use is very similar to those hair dye chemicals that you smell in the hair salon.

The result??? IT WAS FANTASTIC. lol. Despite the SUPER LATE appointment, they did my eyelash really well. My eyelash doesn't look un-natural. It was super perm. 

How did it last? As i'm writing this post now, my eye lash is still 10% perm. IT LASTED FOR MORE THAN A MONTH!!! And i didn't take extra efforts to maintain the lashes. I rub my eyes like i normally would. I wash my face like how i always wash it. 

Did i put mascara on my eyelashes? No i don't have to because it was already very perm. 

But also because this eyelash perm lasted for so long, it makes me think WHY I WENT TO BUY THE 3 SESSIONS???? The terms and conditions are that i have to use all 3 sessions within 4 months of purchase. It has already passed 2 months now. I can at most use up till the 2nd session only. 

So a word of advice : YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUY 3 SESSIONS (if condition is that you need to finish within 4months). 

Any negative comment? Besides the ultra long waiting period (which actually you don't need to wait this long normally. i was just very unlucky that day), my eyelashes WERE FALLING OUT. I remember about 7 eye lashes from both eyes fell in the first week after my treatment. I guess the chemical was too strong? But luckily i have enough lashes on my eyes so you cannot really tell the difference. In the second week, my lashes fell too. 

Given this fall out of lashes, i'm hesitating if i should go and do the 2nd session. If i wait longer, it may pass the 4 months and it will be equivalent of me buying a one session @ $45.

Frequent eyelash perming can be very damaging to your eyelash, just like how frequent hair dye can damage your hair. Same logic. I guess i will just make a call to Skinn and ask when is the expiry date of my package then decide when to go again.

I have 2 pictures below to show you - ONE MONTH AFTER THE TREATMENT



I'm not sure if you can see it clearly through this picture, but it is still very perm in real life. 

Overall, if you want nice perm lashes, you can go for Skinn and buy it on Groupon. You can give it a try. It really makes your eyes look more awake. But just be careful some of your lashes may fall out. 

Thanks for reading xx.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Chui Huay Lim TeoChew Restaurant

I don't have a lot of things to comment about this restaurant except one word : AMAZING. 

They serve amazing TeoChew food! Enough said, let the pictures do the talking. 










I apologise i do not know the exact name of the dishes as they were ordered based on Chef's recommendation. 

But typically those are the things i eat when i patronise Chui Huay Lim. Jumbo has a pretty good standard of food so i'm not surprise that Chui Huay Lim serves pretty good food too! 

Address: 190 Keng Lee Rd, #01-02 Chui Huay Lim Club, 308409 

xx

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

ε‘³ι¦™ε›­η”œε“ Wei Xiang Yuan @ Chinatown Singapore

Mei Heong Yuan Dessert has been around in Singapore for many years. And surprisingly i have never tried their dessert before >< , until last week. Not really much of a Chinatown person because i tend to avoid crowds and outdoor area. lol. yeah.. I'm missing out so much! 

Their price is pretty affordable and i couldn't wait to try them! 






Almond Black Glutinous Rice SGD4.00. so cheap!!! 
Rating: 3.5/5  

Coconut Pudding: SGD3.00. 
VERY CHEAP and the portion is quite big too! The flavour is good but i do feel it has too much coconut in it. The last few bites felt very overwhelming due to the intense flavour. If lesser coconut in it, the taste will be more balance. 
Rating: 4/5 

Mango Roll SGD3.50 
Again, i can't emphasize on how affordable this is! The mango is sweet and cut nicely into big cube size. My only comment is the skin. It does taste a bit 'hard'? I don't know the exact words to describe it but i feel the skin should be softer and have more rice flavour! 
Rating: 4/5

Sesame Snow Ice SGD5.50 
For this price and this flavour, i am very impressed haha. It doesn't taste like shave ice at all. It's texture is slightly creamy like ice cream and has deep sesame flavour in it. Overall very impress. 
Rating: 4.9/5 


My overall comment: SUPER WORTH IT! 



                       ADDRESS:   No. 63 - 67 Temple Street  Singapore 058611

                                              η‰›θ½¦ζ°΄η™»ε©†θ‘—

                       TELEPHONE: 6221 1156

                       OPERATING HOURS: 12PM to 9.30PM (TUESDAY TO SUNDAY)













Saturday, February 25, 2017

Haircut @ APGUJEONG HAIR STUDIO | Honest Review

Two weeks ago, i wanted to trim my hair and tried the new hair salon, Apgujeong Hair Studio, in Jem at Jurong East. They heavily advertise that they are Korean Hair Salon, which means must be nice right? Like Kpop... Or at least decent haircut.

I went in, paid $48 and got a senior korean hair stylist to cut my hair. Ok i just want to go in straight to my conclusion: I HATE MY HAIRCUT. 

I was about to cry LOL. Firstly, she couldn't really understand my English. Secondly, my blow dry hair style was very curl and it makes me look like 30 years old. I am very used to a C curl, not a full curl. SUPER UGLY. Lastly, i just wanted to trim my hair NOT CUT SHORT. Aiya i don't know what she did la. Can you imagine i was pissed off the whole entire week because of my hair cut? 

Let me show you: 


I don't understand this. Someone can enlighten me??? Is this the most in korean hair cut that i don't know of? My hair look fking messed up. Looks like an octopus. I WANT TO CRY. 

After a week, i really cannot tahan it so i went back to the hair salon at JEM, PRO TRIM, that i did the other time and asked them to save me. 

Lisa cut my hair last time and i asked her to help me again this time. 

I'M SERIOUS. MY HAIR LOOK SO MUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NICER NOW. 

Have to cut short it because of the damage incurred. I was growing long hair initially okay??!!! Now i have to regrow them. 

And Lisa gave me a beautiful C curl afterwards. Everything just looks so much better now and i'm really loving my current haircut. Thank you!!! 

So my honest review???? You can go to other Apgujeong Hair Studio in other outlets BUT DEFINITELY NOT THE ONE IN JEM. Or at least NOT THE SENIOR KOREAN HAIR STYLIST that cut my hair. I think it is also a bit of my fault. She asked me if i wanted to layer. I told her to layer a bit. But i don't know why she layer until like this. I was really sad. Ok, i shall end my post here. xx