New Hair Sponsor : Modern Style Salon x Grand Opening x Beauty Review

As the title suggests, I have a new hair sponsor! πŸ™‚ And what’s awesome is that the salon is located in Tampines and hence, very convenient for east-siders like me!

Awhile back, I did Shiseido’s Hair Treatment and Soft Rebonding with Modern Style Salon as my mane was getting out of hand, with frizzy bits and flyaway. It made me look very unkempt. Even after washing, which is supposed to ‘tame’ my mane after a night’s sleep, I have had people asking what happened to my hair! πŸ˜₯

So you cannot imagine what my hair look like first thing in the morning when I wake up, it’s really quite horrendous!

I guess this is the result of dyeing your hair too often and even bleaching it. Yes, you would recall that I bleached a portion of my hair to dye it hot funky pink…

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And of course, it has lost its colour since a long time ago…

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But what is more concerning is the quality of my hair aftermath…

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You can tell the difference by just looking at this before-after pic.

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The one on the left was before bleaching my hair, it was dry and messy yes but there weren’t as many flyaway and crisps compared to the aftermath on the right 😦

Needless to say, the drying got worse and I had even more split ends than before.

My first visit to Modern Style Salon was to have my hair treated because I reckon they were under too much stress and I haven’t been pampering them for such a long time!

So, I decided to do my hair and myself a favour! πŸ™‚

Before that, let me take you a little tour around Modern Style Salon.

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And this was me having my tresses pampered… ❀

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End result?

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Smooth and silky hair in no time!!!

Hair treatments are for maintenance purposes which means, similar to facial sessions and self-masking at home, you would need to undergo treatments regularly to achieve your desired result. I dreaded that because that would mean that I would have to squeeze in a slot among my busy schedule and hence, I decided to opt for soft rebonding to solve my problems once and for all.

Headed to Modern Style Salon again to rebond my hair.

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And…the aftermath!

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Yes, that’s my Mac for lunch which my hair stylist, Tonny has very kindly allowed me to bring in to munch while he fix my hair.

Some tips from me if you are intending to have your hair treated/curl/rebond/any other services that might most proba bly take some time to complete – empty your bladder, ensure your phone/ipad is fully charged (or you can charge it at the salon if allowed) and fill your tummy/take-away and munch while the treatment is done (if your hair stylist doesn’t mind).

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You can tell how my locks are now more ‘tamed’ and silkier than before right? πŸ˜€

Awesome right? Read on and look out for my promo code to enjoy discounts!

Modern Style Salon recently had their grand opening and I had the opportunity to meet other MyFatPocket bloggers as well πŸ™‚

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All of us had our chance to share our experience we had with Modern Style Salon and I was the first to be interviewed.

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Tonny, our hair stylist was interviewed by the emcee as well because all of us girls had only praises for him!

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What is an event without music?

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And delicious food should never be excluded…

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And wines!

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There were freebies which were proudly sponsored by Shiseido!

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And now for the best part…

Wanna get a better deal out of this?

Just simply quote ‘MFP-Jean’ and enjoy 20% off ALL HAIR SERVICES!!!

Modern Style Salon

5 Tampines Central 6,

#01-10 Telepark,

Singapore 529482
Operating Hours:Β  10.30am to 8.30pm (Mon – Fri);

10.30am to 7pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holiday)

‘Like’ theirΒ Facebook pageΒ for more promotions and updates! πŸ™‚

Beauty Review : Home-based Facial Salon at Lovely Face Spa (Tampines)

To be honest, I don’t go for facials. The only time I’ve went for one was kindly sponsored by Navara Beauty. I don’t even mask at home anymore, heck!

Recently, one of my gf introduced me to Lovely Face SpaΒ at Tampines which she mentioned was highly raved by many girls online.

My concerns for my face are :-

1. Oily T-zone (I have combi skin)

2. Clogged pores, especially on my nose, black and white heads. Very annoying.

3. My incurable and hopeless dark circles

4. Freckles, which I have had since I was a kid?

5. Visible large pores on my nose and cheek areas

Complimented by many, my skin condition is actually very good since I don’t do much maintenance. Even the lady boss, Tiffany, of LFS said so πŸ™‚ So yes, I am indeed very blessed but of course, I don’t have flawless perfect fair and porcelain-like skin.

I opted for the ‘Essential Glow Facial’ as well as the ‘Eye Treatment’. I was told that if I were to do Acid peels, eye treatment would be impossible.

Acid peel would help to target my freckles and uneven skin tone mainly.

I was more concerned with the stupid clogged pores and dark circles, hence the choice.

Extracted from LFS’s website :

Essential GlowΒ Facial (120 mins) @ $68

A deep-cleansing, moisturizing and tension-relieving facial that hydrates skin, leaving it youthful and supple.

A Pampering and Relaxing Facial which includes
– Double Cleansing, Skin Analysis, Pre-Treatment Lotion and Steaming

– Exfoliation

– Extraction and High Frequency Machine (anti-bacterial),

– Cold Hammer with Ampoule from France, customised to your skin type

– Eye-brow trimming

– Lifting/Firming Eye Massage to combat puffiness and dark circles
– Moisturising and Lifting Eye Mask

Plus
– Lymphatic Suction Machine to improve lymphatic drainage, eliminate toxins and increase cell metabolism.

This helps to reduce skin imperfection as this machine helps in better facilitation of waste products (sweat and toxin) removal via lymphatic drainage system.
– Customised Soft Mask prescribed by certified Aesthetician for your skin conditions

– Signature Face Lifting Massage to firm up and tone your skin, improve skin’s elasticity, and improves skin texture while maintaining moisture content in skin cells

– Enjoy a relaxing Head plus Shoulder Massage to soothe your tired nerves

– Lastly, a Hot Towel to melt away your tension

Radio Frequency Eye Treatment (30 mins) – $38

-Combats puffiness & dark eye rings
-Hydrates the eye area
– Improves circulation around the eye area

*Able to combine with facial except acid treatment

If you choose to do both the Essential Glow Facial with Eye treatment, the latter would cost $28 instead of $38.

I paid a total of $96.

Here is how the mini salon looks like.

I must say the ambience is quite okay. Bright orange colours for the cheery burst of energy mood.

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The bed for customers to rest and lay.

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Radio that replays soothing classics as with any other facial spa salons.

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Some equipment.

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And another.

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The area behind the bed.

So you can see, the area is not that big but still ample. It’s the size of a normal HDB room.

Tiffany previously worked at beauty salons so she has had ample experience. Her skills and techniques are quite okay.

Her customer service is good too.

I received a follow-up sms from her few days later after the facial.

The problem with me going to facial is that, I have a hard time judging if it’s effective on my skin. Because mainly, I don’t have much problems with it compared to someone who has acne problems which did/didn’t reduce after going for facial.

The extraction was not as painful as I’d thought it would be and what my friend mentioned. Guess it’s also because I didn’t have much to extract but there were some painful ones at the sides of the nose and near my brows.

Pores seemed clean after extraction but I could still see some clogged ones.

Visible large pores remain…visible and large.

What I like about her facial package is that she helps you to trim your brows, which I suck at. Because I shave rather than pluck, there were many ingrowns which sometimes cause inflammations and acne. Tiffany had painstakingly tried to pluck out all the ingrowns which I’m quite satisfied about πŸ™‚

There were moments which made me felt uncomfortable, for example when the electrolysis-like machine was used. You would feel that your skin is getting electrocuted. I can’t remember what is that machine called and for though, because there were so many stuffs used…

The package also includes head and shoulder massages which I need so badly….And the massage session lasted longer than I’d expected. That goes to show that Tiffany doesn’t cut ‘costs’ which I like very much. πŸ™‚

My dark circles still remained nevertheless and I fully understand that the solution to skin problems is not a miraculously one-off incident. You will need to constantly maintain and review.

But I also know that clogged pores and dark circles will always recur. Clogged pores arise due to dirt, impurities and of course our humid climate in Singapore while dark circles, well, lack of rest, straining of eyes and using of gadgets…

I feel that these problems will never efface 😦

So is this facial worth it for me?

I would say I don’t think I will be going back, since I don’t have much of a problem (which can be solved) for my skin.

I wouldn’t say that Tiffany’s skills and equipment aren’t good but just that, I wouldn’t want to spend so much on facials in general.

She is still very highly raved by many others though πŸ™‚

Lovely Face Spa

Phone: 81889830

Email:Β lovelyfacespa@gmail.com

Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/lovelyface.spa

Address

Blk 423 Tampines St 41

S(520423)

*unit number will be given upon confirmation

Overall :

2 stars

 

 

Food Review : I wanna get stuffed

Are you looking for a quieter environment when dining with your loved ones?

Are you more of a heartland area person?

Does the hustle and bustle of the city life prevents you from winding down after a long day at work?

Most importantly, do you want to be served by cheerful friendly staff and settle at a warm cozy cafe that serves yummy food but yet is affordable?

Have I gotten your attention yet?

This is not an advertorial or sponsored food review but I would like to share good deals with you! πŸ™‚

So the bf brought me to this place known as ‘I wanna get stuffed’ and boy, were we really stuffed… with food! πŸ˜€

These were what we ordered :

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Potato skin with bacon bits!

 

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Mussels!

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Bf’s grilled fish

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My carbonara!

I consider the standard of the food quite satisfactory, especially for the price paid! My carbonara was less than 15$? And even though most of the times I’m not able to finish my creamy pasta because they are too jerlat, I still opt for them anyways. Haha!!

The rest of the food were okay, but the potato skin were not that crispy as expected. On a further note, just my 2 cents, don’t order another carbo-ish side dish because we couldn’t finish our food but had to still force it down our throats LOL.

The mussels tasted quite good too, chewy and succulent, topped with cheese πŸ™‚

I won’t mind patronizing the cafe again, it’s really a great deal πŸ™‚

I wanna get stuffed

801 Tampines Avenue 4
6785 4690

 

 

Minions and Monsters Inc nails by Beary Nice Nails!

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Remember my cute cupcake nails done by Beary Nice Nails awhile ago?

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And my gradient leopard prints pedicure?

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My readers have also headed down to Beary Nice Nails after seeing how gorgeous my nails were! πŸ™‚

Here are theirs πŸ˜€

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This was $42.

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And this was at $40!

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Both were normal polishes with nail art πŸ™‚

And this are my gelish nails after almost 2 weeks!

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As you can see, they are still going strong! The 3D embellishments didn’t fall off despite bowling with them LOL :p And my nails have grown a little πŸ™‚

So rest assured that quality is definitely high and your money will be well-spent at Beary Nice Nails! πŸ™‚

Beary Nice Nails

BLK 89 BEDOK NORTH AVE 4

#01-87 (LOOK OUT FOR THIS UNIT NUMBER)

Singapore 460089

Contact number : 82459863

Email Β add : bearynicenails@gmail.com

*Quote ‘Jean Gan MFP’ to enjoy 10% discount off all services!!!Β 

Cute Cupcake Nails and Leopard Prints Nails with Beary-Nice Nails!

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Hello girls!

I’ve something exciting to share with you babes! And only because it’s beneficial, hence the excitement! πŸ˜€

If you are looking for cozy nail salons with excellent customer service, then Beary-nice nails is definitely the place to patronise and get you pretty nails done in a jiffy!

Honestly speaking, I was a little taken aback when I was welcomed with super friendly faces and smiles when I first entered the nail salon. Simply put, I was treated like an old friend by the manicurists at Beary-nice nails! The girls are extremely friendly and because of that, I felt at home and genuinely welcomed.

Their meticulous skills and their genuine interest in serving customers won me over. I have never encountered such warm and affectionate manicurists before. I am not only saying this because of the sponsorship, I am very certain I would blog the same if I were a paid customer because I have seen how they have handled other customers the same friendly manner as well.

Don’t believe? Head down to their shop and just try and inquire on their services and rates (no harm trying), you will be surprised how friendly they are! That I can guarantee you! πŸ˜‰

On top of that, I have always been an indecisive customer when it comes to choosing nail art designs. Because I dress as per my mood, sometimes I’m looking girly but other days, I’m in the mood for a little ‘rock-and-roll’ kind of style, so it’s difficult to cater to both ends. But the girls were extremely patient πŸ™‚

But nevertheless, I settled with these cupcake designs because it’s one of the trendiest design for nail art now, all because of the cupcake craze!

I try to avoid 3D nail art because I’m not exactly that demure and most of the time, they drop off easily. You know how ugly your nails will look once the embellishments are off, leaving unsightly ‘dents’ on your nail beds. I’m quite a perfectionist so once the nails, even if one nail is ruined, my mood is ruined and I don’t regard my nails to be perfect and able to attract compliments anymore. (I know, I’m usually quite hard on myself).

But the lady boss (Cecilia) of Beary-nice nails assured me the quality of the 3D nail art by applying layers and layers of top coats and acrylic powder, getting them to be cured by the gelish harmony LED lamp countless times so as to prevent them from dropping off.

Both Cecilia and Joanne were extremely patient and meticulous throughout the whole process and all because they want the best for their customers! πŸ™‚
You know how some manicurists do a ‘shitty’ job, rushing their work through and not offering tip-top quality results? And then your nail embellishments drop off few days later? I know how extremely frustrating it is!

I’m sure this won’t happen with Beary-nice nails, they won’t scrimp and save on their materials just so they can ‘save’ a little bit more.

I was also given a good scrub on my feet to remove dead skin afterwhich my skin felt really soft and supple after that! πŸ™‚

Now… pictures of my pretty nails! πŸ™‚

Cute cupcake nails :

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Left hand :

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Right hand :

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Lovely leopard prints nails :

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Psst, FYI, all designs were hand-drawn except for the 3D embellishments! How cool is that! It takes a set of meticulous skills and patience to achieve such pretty nails!

So if you are on the lookout for recommendable nail salons, do drop by Beary-nice nails!

They were previously located at Tampines but have since shifted due to the upgrading works (still ongoing) by HDB.

Their rates (at unbelievable prices!!!) :

  • Polish only $ 4
  • Classic mani $15
  • Classic pedi $25
  • Gelish (hands) $35
  • Gelish (toes) $45
  • Xpress gelish (fingers/ toes)
  • $25
  • Acrylic or gel extension $80

*Nail art costs $1 per nail onwards – depending on your designs and type of embellishments – as with all other nail salons πŸ™‚

They are currently located at :

Blk 89 Bedok North Ave 4

#01-87 (look out for this unit number)

Singapore 460089

Contact number : 82459863

Email Β add : bearynicenails@gmail.com

(They are located near the famous food centre Bedok Blk 85 which you can indulge yourself in with the delicious food after having your pretty nails done – which I did! Teehee! :p)

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Psst, and that’s not all!

Beary-nice nails has been nice enough to grant my readers :

10% discount off ALL SERVICES!!!Β 

Just quote ‘JeanGanMFP’ and enjoy your discount! πŸ˜€

And their rates aren’t even expensive to begin with and yet they are able to product such pretty nails! πŸ™‚