Thursday, September 30, 2010

$35 for 3 Sessions of Reformer Allegro Classes at Pilates Bodyworks (Worth $150)


Today’s Sweet Deal: $35 for 3 sessions of Reformer Allegro Classes (worth $150) at Pilates Bodyworks, located at Raffles Place.

Pilates Bodyworks boasts to be Asia’s first and largest professional Pilates-only studio that offers its members an intimate and serene space within Singapore’s bustling business district.

Bodywork Pilates’s classes help you focus on your mind and body well-being, helping you to relax and giving you a real workout at the same time. Its instructors are knowledgeable and passionate about Pilates' ability to keep the mind and body healthy, and are extremely helpful so that everyone is advancing at a comfortable pace. It will also improve your overall body toning & control, bringing a distinguished grace and elegance to everyday movements.

Highlights

  • Voted the “Best Pilates Studio” in Singapore by Expat Living in 2009

  • State-of-the-art equipment

  • Small, conducive class sizes

  • Located in Central, 1 min walk from Raffles Place MRT

  • Worked with Channel News Asia and Singapore Airlines in-flight exercise video segment

  • Featured in Straits Times, Channel News Asia, Prestige, Zao Bao, The New Paper and many others

    Grab this Deal now!

    Source: Beeconomic.com

  • Wednesday, September 29, 2010

    DIY Weight-Loss Cooling Herbal Tea (TCM)


    People around the globe, especially women, have been fighting with the problem of obesity for decades or even centuries. I believe the best way to slim down is through the natural way - exercise and eat natural slimming foods, such as Chinese Medicinal Herbs, which naturally helps to lower cholesterol level, increase the level of energy, boost metabolism, reduce one's appetite, strengthen the immune system and improve various other functions of the organism.

    陈皮 Chen Pi - also known as Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae in English (aka dried tangerine peel) is the dried pericarp of the ripe fruit of Citrus reticulata Balanco or its cultivars (Fam. Rutaceae). A fattening, fat-rich diet and/or a medium-to-high intake of alcohol cause dampness all over the body. Chen Pi being bitter in flavour and warm in nature, is useful in leaching out dampness. Weakness of the spleen qi may be a cause of cholesterol problem. Chen Pi being pungent and aromatic, can promote circulation of Qi and enliven/strengthen the spleen.

    车前草 Che Qian Cao - the dry whole plant of Plantago asiatica Linn. (Plantaginaceae) are commonly used as folk medicine in Taiwan for treating infectious diseases related to the respiratory, urinary and digestive tracts. P. asiatica Linn. is especially effective in clearing 'internal' heat, cooling the blood, diuresis, expectoration and disintoxication. It can lower pressure, GPT (Glutamic Pyrumic Transaminase) and serum cholesterol level, and even has liver-nourishment, anti-cancer and bacteriostatic properties.

    Try make yourself a weight-loss herbal tea simply by infusing Chen Pi (3g), Che Qian Cao(5g) and Green Tea Leaves(5g) in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes. Besides helping you to lose some inches, this tea is also refreshing, and helps in clearing/purging heat and inducing diuresis. But take note, do not take more than 3 cups a day, and drink no later than 5pm or earlier if you're sensitive to caffeine.

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010

    $20 for Full 90min Facial or 60min Body Massage Therapy


    It is a scientific fact that the female body is composed of sugar, spice and everything nice. You can maintain the biological niceties of your own anatomy or the woman you love with Today’s Sweet Deal: $20 for a full 90 minute facial or a 60 minute massage therapy (worth $200).

    Bella Luna offers numerous facials and body therapies that will jumpstart your sluggish blood flow, harmonize your disquieted connective tissues and make you melt like butter. These luscious body therapies include Botanical Fusion Massage Therapy and the Power Slim Detox Therapy. Indulge in the Black Crystal Sand Therapy, which utilizes a Black Crystal Sand Dip to increase blood circulation and relieve arthritis, asthma and even aching backs. For those of you with a bun in the oven, treat your hardworking hearth to the Prenatal Comfort Soothing Massage. 

    Should you choose to experience a signature Bella Luna facial therapy, you will have a difficult choice when faced with their menu of opulent offerings. A natural quartz crystal healing stone is used in the Revitalizing Rolling Therapy to refresh your tense mug through acupressure. The Natural Silk Face Skin Brightening Treatment uses natural oat mud to reduce skin pores and regenerate skin cells. Bella Luna will help you preserve your goods, especially when you find your sugar and spice working overtime.



    Buy this Deal Now! 


    Source: Beeconomic.com

    Monday, September 27, 2010

    $35 For 1 D'vine Manicure + 1 Free Express Manicure! (UP $61)


    Highlights
    • Enjoy D'vine Manicure for Ladies & 1 Free Express Manicure for Ladies/Gentlemen! (D'vine and Express Manicure to be utilised on the same visit)
    • Open throughout the week including Public Holidays
    • Bookings with Nail's D'vine required. 1st time customers of Nail's D'vine only.
    Purchase as many as you like, can be given as gifts!

    Terms
    • Valid till 27th December 2010
    • Not valid with other promotions
    • Cannot be used to offset other purchases
    • Not refundable or exchangeable for cash

    Nail's D'vine is the first Family Classical Nail Spa in Asia. It is open seven days a week with services in nail spa, custom sculpted acrylics with a wide range of selections to choose from. They also cater to private events with flexible hours to meet your schedule. Their pedicure and manicure includes massage, rough & dry skin exfoliation, rich in moisture mask with hydration treatment, cuticle removal and nail conditioning. Their high quality service will not only help you obtain beautiful nails, but you will be pampered from head to toe.

    D'vine Manicure (Ladies):
    A 6-steps Manicure - Cut, shape, remove cuticle, buff, massage and polishing!
    Express Manicure (Ladies/Gentlemen):
    Get your nails done with cut, shape and polishing!

    Sunday, September 26, 2010

    DIY Mung Bean Anti-Acne/Blemish Face Mask

    C & F Cosmetics Essence Mung Bean Mask Sheet Pack 23gMung Beans, Whole - 25 Lb Bag Each

    Mung Beans aka Green Beans are best known to the Chinese for its detoxifying, cooling and anti-inflammatory properties. They are also effective against acne and blemishes. If you suffer from acne scarring or hyperpigmentation, a homemade mung bean scrub or mask recipe comes in really helpful. Research has shown that mung beans work better than Vitamins C and E in improving skin pigmentation, spots and freckles. Mung beans are often used in Asian cooking to make soups and desserts during hot summer months. If a heaty body constitution (i.e. your "internal heat" predominates) is the cause of your acne problem, drinking mung bean soup daily can really help you clear up those pimples and scars. Black bean soup is even "cooler" but might be too "cooling" for some people.

    Because of its detoxifying quality and ability to soothe irritation while supplying protein-rich moisture, mung bean has been used in commercial masks, cleansing foam and other beauty products. Face Shop's top-seller Mung Bean Sheet Mask has received raves about how effective it is in clearing up blemishes and pimple scars.

    Or you can try DIY a simple mung bean anti-acne/blemish mask. All you need is 1 heaped teaspoon of mung bean powder (available in supermart, or grind it yourself is even better) and 2 teaspoons of natural non-flavoured yogurt (which contains lactic acid to help soothe and smooth your skin). Mix together until you get a thick paste. Then apply on your clean face and leave it on for about 20-30 minutes before rinsing it off with water. Your skin will feel instantly clean, soft and smooth, and look radiant too! This natural homemade facial calms and soothes acne prone skin and is really great for oily skin. 3 times a week is recommended.

    Saturday, September 25, 2010

    DIY Anti-Cellulite Massage Oil

    Plantlife Aromatherapy Massage Oil- 3 Pack

    In an earlier post titled "Aroma Herbal Body Wraps For Slimming" I have mentioned a few essential oils that can be used in body wraps to improve the appearance of cellulite and overall skin tone, namely geranium, juniper berry, rosemary and cypress. In fact, other essential oils such as carrot root, grapefruit, oregano and lemongrass are also said to have a beneficial effect on the skin and circulation.

    Besides slimming body wraps, we can also make our own anti-cellulite massage oil at home. A basic formula is 2-10 drops of essential oil (e.g. 5 drops geranium 5 drops juniper) to 2 tablespoons of carrier oil such as almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, etc. Or add 3 different essential oils (3 drops each) into 15ml of carrier oil. Mix together, apply and massage on targeted areas. If you have tight budget, simply mix juniper berry essential oil and olive oil for an inexpensive alternative.

    Warning: Do not use essential oils if you are pregnant without consulting your herbalist or doctor as some oils can stimulate uterine contractions.

    Friday, September 24, 2010

    $70 for 90mins Quantum Raindrop Therapy at Spaboutique (Worth $165)


    Been working really hard? Treat your body and your backbone, the bone that keeps everything whole and all together, that works hard when you work hard. Spaboutique knows all about keeping you “whole-istic”.

    Spaboutique and Beeconomic would like to introduce you to an award-winning body wellness treatment developed through their signature care and compassion at a sweet price. For $70 you get 90 rejuvenating minutes of Quantum Raindrop Therapy valuing at $165.

    This award-winning unique therapy derives its name from the manner in which pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils are allowed to fall onto the spine from a height of fifteen to twenty centimeters. Like tiny droplets of rain, these powerful gifts from nature begin their amazing healing of the body, mind, and spirit, rapidly absorbing through the skin of the receiver. 

    The origins of Raindrop Therapy addressed spinal disharmony. Traditional healers theorized that "chronic" discomforts are a result of viruses or bacteria that lie dormant along the spine. They believed that unless the spine was treated, flare-ups would not only persist, but would become more and more frequent. In the past few years there have been several medical studies completed which confirm this theory. 

    As you sink into a state of complete relaxation, a specific sequence of essential oils is applied, raindrop style, followed by particular massage techniques which enhance both the therapeutic effect and the stress relief nature of the treatment. After all of the oils have been dispensed, a warm compress assists in directing the oils to an even deeper level. The entire electrical balance of the body is addressed with Raindrop Therapy, for restoring balance and harmony in the body on all levels. As the essential oils reach a deeper level the rest of your body continues to be addressed with an aromatherapy massage.

    During your treatment your body will be resting on a Quantum Advantage bed, an intelligent system emitting both far infra-red energy & negative ions released from atomically engineered materials from nature itself. As your entire body is gently soothed by these energies, your blood becomes more alkaline, flowing freely and better oxygenated; your hormones are gently regulated; while your cells slowly repair and regenerate themselves, leaving you feeling fresh and revitalized!

    This treatment is done at their wellness sanctuary which is nestled in a beautiful historical black and white bungalow in a cul-de-sac, away from the urban chaos of the city and into the serenity of nature where trees, flowers, clusters of bamboos, butterflies, birds, and occassionally a frog might even greet you as you approach their little oasis.

    Treat yourself and those who you know would love this kind of reawakening. To those of you who’ve been working hard, breaking your back, it is time to give your back a break…and your wallet too.

    Thursday, September 23, 2010

    Aroma Herbal Body Wraps For Slimming


    Cellulite, a woman's biggest nightmare, is caused by a build-up of fluids and toxins in the tissues due to poor circulation and hormonal fluctuations, or a slowing of the lymphatic drainage system and diet.

    Essential Oils For Cellulite
    To treat cellulite is not easy, because toxins locked together with the deposits of fibrous collagen make the fat cells grow thicker. And that creates "orange peel skin". But regular massage with essential oils for cellulite can actually help increase our circulation, flushing out the excess fluids and toxins in our body. These essential oils have the ability to act as a diuretic, appetite suppressant and/or detoxifier (by stimulating lymph glands).

    Geranium and Rosemary help to relieve fluid retention and lymphatic congestion, encouraging the elimination of toxins. Effective for cellulite and obesity. Cypress and Juniper effectively reduce excess fluids while the latter is also renowned for its detoxifying and purifying ability.

    Body Wraps for Slimming
    Wraps can improve the cellulite and appearance of the skin by helping the body remove excess fluids and toxins. Body wraps help in detoxification, boosting of the lymphatic system and metabolism, body contouring, temporary inch-loss, skin tightening, and skin softening. For slimming, use it with a body wrap formula with amino acids and caffeine.

    Combining essential oil and body wraps can be a very effective anti-cellulite treatment. You can try to make a basic slimming clay wrap at home. It's easy!

    The ingredients you need include:
    • 1 cup bentonite or green clay
    • 1/4 cup sea salt
    • 2 tbs. olive oil
    • 2 cups spring water
    • 2 types of Essential Oils, including Rosemary, Geranium, Cypress, Juniper, Lavender

    Now here are the steps:
    1. Dissolve sea salt in 2 cups of spring (or filtered) water.
    2. Add clay to make a paste. 
    3. Add olive oil.
      * you may add more water to get the proper consistency for spreading on your skin.
    4. Add those anti-cellulite essential oils mentioned above.
    5. Mix and apply to skin.
    6. Apply your pre-soaked wrapping cloths to your body.
    7. Sit for at least an hour.
    8. Finally, remove the wrapping cloth and shower.

    Wednesday, September 22, 2010

    64% off 3 Yoga Classes @ Om Shiva Yoga Centers (Chip Bee, Horse City)



    Buy the Koovs coupon at S$2 and you can purchase 3 Yoga classes @ Chip Bee & Horse City studios for only S$25 (UP S$75)

    Om Shiva yoga offers classes in the midst of lush greenery and wonderful fresh air, with studios located at 45 Jalan Rumia, Chip Bee Gardens and 01-02B Horse City, 100 Turf Club Road. It offers beginner and intermediate classes in English and Mandarin, taught by experienced instructors in a variety of styles including Hatha, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Yin, Power, Yoga Therapy, Partner Yoga, Kids Yoga as well as Pranayama and Meditation. It provides the necessary individual attention to each student; class size is kept small with a maximum of 10 students per class. Upon request, it also offer one to one private sessions.

    How it works:
    • Buy the Koovs coupon at $2 each, using a highly secure payment gateway network of PayPal.
    • Print out the Koovs coupon generated at the end of the transaction. Bring it along with you to Om Shiva Yoga. 
    • Pay only remaining $25 at the Yoga centre. Offer valid only for first time visitors of Om Shiva Yoga.
    • This Koovs coupon is valid till 15th November.
    Facilities:
    • Public toilets and showers available.
    • Communal yoga mats provided (For hygiene purposes, students can bring their own mats or new mats may be purchased from our studio) 
    • Drinking water and tea provided 
    Directions:
    • To Turf City
      By Bus: 2 min walk from bus stop on Dunearn Rd (opposite Sixth Ave Centre) (66, 74, 151, 154, 157, 170, 174, 67, 171, 852, 961)
      Free Shuttle Buses: From Clementi and Toa Payoh Bus Interchanges to Turf City (4 min walk to Horse City)
      Free Car Park: available at Turf City
    • To Chip Bee
      By MRT: 10 min walk from Buona Vista, 3 min walk from Holland Village (opens 2008 onwards)
      By Bus: 3 min walk (Along Holland Ave 970, 67, 106) (Along Holland Road 625, 7, 165, 200, 77, 75, 970, 61, 502) 

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    Tuesday, September 21, 2010

    Etude House Proof 10 Aqua Tint (Product Review)


    Quite the minimalist, I confess to a penchant for nude-colored lip products, so to achieve the natural yet flawless look of Korean celebrities. It's not easy to maintain the fresh clean look with the oily sticky stuff on my lips, sucking away moisture from my face and making it oily within minutes. Worse is, it's always gone within hours or even shorter - ingested by me. Luckily, I found Etude House Proof 10 Aqua Tint.

    It is both a lip tint and a blusher tint - in liquid form. So it's neither oily nor sticky on my lips, and kinda moisturising too. Simply apply a small amount and it gives a natural pinkish red tone to my lips that lasts for hours. And it's easy to reapply, thanks to the easy-to-use wand.

    The next lip item I'll probably buy next time is Etude House Dear Darling Tint Lip Gloss. It's a jelly texture that adheres to lips without fading, i.e. no lip strain. It delivers natural, vivid lips and supplies long lasting moisture to the lips. Sounds good, issn't it?

    Tip for the Lips: 
    To make lipstick last, try patting some eyeshadow (neutral color) on your lips before putting on lipstick. This trick works because powder absorbs oil in lipstick, allowing pigment to cling to lips longer so that you don't have to constantly reapply all day. Or you may use translucent face powder for the same color-sustaining results.

    Monday, September 20, 2010

    S$68 for 90min PhytoSlim Massage Worth S$380 @ Suddenly Slender


    Hard working professionals are known to degenerate into ladder climbing grunts without occasional pampering. Relocate your sense of individuality inside a weight loss cocoon with Today’s Sweet Deal: $68 for 90min PhytoSlim Massage at Suddenly Slender (Worth $380).
    With today’s PhytoSlim massage wrap you get to witness these all-natural mineral and enzyme-powered wraps shape your body, tighten your skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. They also double as the perfect mummy suit for a costume party. With over 175 essential vitamins and minerals, which are said to help regulate hormonal production, reduce bloated tummies, reduce constipation, reduce insomnia and eradicate old episodes of Singapore Idol from your memory. Instant results are perfect for ladies preparing for upcoming social functions or any red carpet affair.
    This step by step treatment will start with a personalized consultation, including an in depth body analysis. You’ll then enjoy a Sunlight™ Infrared Sauna to purify, relax and rejuvenate your skin used to improve blood circulation. Next is a therapeutic essential massage with FIR ceramic bell that will unblock meridians and leave you blessed out. Step 3 of the treatment involves an anti-cellulite body mask with thermal slimming blanket.
    When you open your eyes, you will find many other amenities. Suddenly Slender provides each customer with a personal TV in each of its 18 private rooms and 1 VIP room. The sauna includes a DVD player so each customer can watch her favorite chic-flicks while exercising or relaxing. Additionally, each service is conducted by the Suddenly Slender team of friendly and well-trained professionals.
    This oasis in the midst of busy Orchard road offers immediate inch loss using wraps made of organic minerals. So it's okay to indulge in that one extra little umbrella drink. Suddenly Slender has got your back, butt and thighs too.
    Source: Beeconomic

    Sunday, September 19, 2010

    Tune Out and Turn In Early


    Turn off your television set early tonight, and turn in early. Studies have shown that, for every 2 hours of TV you watch daily, the risk for obesity increases by 23 percent. Hitting the sack early can actually help you fight flab even more.

    People who get 5 or fewer hours of sleep are 55 percent more likely to get obese than those who log eight hours per night. If you sleep less than 7 hours, weight gain may become a worry. We produce more of the appetite-promoting hormone ghrelin and less of the satiety-producing hormone leptin when we're low on sleep.

    That is why, sleep deprivation may increase cravings for high-carb sweet foods, which can derail your diet. Furthermore, your body cannot burn late-night nibbles as efficiently as it does those you ingest while the sun is up. Declare "last call" latest by 2 hours before bed.

    If you're so hungry you can't sleep, munch on 150-calorie bites that contain filling protein and fiber, such as low-fat cheese and whole-grain crackers, sliced veggies, or nuts mixed with dried fruit. If not, sip tea, off the lights and bid farewell to the fridge until the next morning.

    Saturday, September 18, 2010

    93% off Customised Body Spa Therapy



    93% off Customised Body Spa Therapy (approximately 60 mins) @ Body Wellness. $13 instead of $195.

    Highlights

    • 93% off customised body treatment at Body Wellness at only S$13 (worth S$195)
    • Conveniently situated at 3 locations: Heritage Court, Stamford Court & Winsland House 1
    • Duration: approximately 60 mins

    Conditions

    • Non-refundable and non-exchangeable
    • Voucher valid until 30th December 2010
    • Not valid with other promotions
    • One redemption allowed per customer; multiple purchases allowed for gifts
    • Only for female Singaporeans aged 21 and above, NRIC to be presented for verification

    Hello Kitty Cute Convenient Mopping Slippers


    Tired and lazy to mop the floor? Or your bones are too brittle to even bend down? Hello Kitty is here to help you - the Hello Kitty Mopping Slippers!

    Put it on, walk and mop the floor with ease and with fashion! It can be machine-washed and reusable. It's comfortable to wear too, as though walking on quality carpet.

    穿上可爱的凯蒂猫拖把拖鞋,在房间客厅走动,既可爱,又能将地板擦得干干净净。它材质柔软舒适、防滑耐磨、吸尘力强、容易清洗,还可整只机洗,多么方便实用呢!

    Friday, September 17, 2010

    Kilo Off Slimming Aid Keeps You Slim and Healthy



    Ladies, are you having a hard time slimming down and staying healthy at the same? Now this shall no longer be a worry for you. Vitarmonyl Laboratories has developed Kilo Off - a new scientifically and clinically proven slimming aid that promotes a varied and balanced diet, and a healthy lifestyle. Kilo Off contains numerous active ingredients known for their 4 slimming effects. 


    4 actions in One
    1. Burn Fat with extracts of green tea, guarana, mate and green coffee. Participate in the metabolism of fats by promoting their combustion. 1 sachet provides 25mg of each of the extracts, that is 100mg of caffeine-rich plant extracts (5mg per sachet).
    2. Drain water and toxins: extracts of grape marc, cherry stem, meadowsweet and orange peel, which contribute towards reducing water and toxin retention in the tissues and activating microcirculation in order to help fight water retention and orange peel skin. 1 sachet provides 25mg of each of the extracts, that is 100mg of plant extracts.
    3. Maintain a flat stomach: pineapple and papaya extracts, which help stimulate digestion by limiting the bloating to keep digestive comfort and a feeling of lightness. 1 sachet provides 80mg of pineapple extract and 20mg of papaya extract.
    4. Reduce hunger pangs: citrus and apple pectins and guar gum, which help calm the sensation of hunger and cravings for snacks. 1 sachet provides 300mg citrus pectin, 100mg apple pectin, 200mg guar gum and also 25ug chromium.

    NOW ONLY £11.99 for pack of 10 sachets with FREE Delivery anywhere in the World.
    Or buy it now from your local pharmacy (S$39.90 from Guardian Pharmacy @ Singapore)
    The FREE 42 page book included will show you how to lose weight fast!

    Unlike some of the more recent slimming aids on the market, Kilo Off has no nasty side effects - only burns fat, maintains a flat stomach, drains toxins, keeps hunger at bay . Kilo Off is clinically proven to help you lose weight fast. In efficacy study no. 2204 carried out over 20 days as part of a balanced and varied diet, 96% of women lost weight while 73% of women were less tempted to eat between meals.

    Kilo Off not only boasts valuable weight lose properties but also helps in body toning and health through 10 vitamins at 100% of Recommended Daily Allowance (Vitamin E, C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8, B9 and B12).

    1 pack contains:
    - 10 x citrus fruit flavour Kilo Off Sachets (33g)
    - Kilo Off Personalised Slimming Guide

    Directions for use:
    Dilute the contents of the sachet in a big glass of water, wait 10 seconds & it's ready! To be drunk in the morning or during your "Kilo Off moment", determined inside the guide by your Kilo Profile. Take one sachet a day for 20 days. To be renewed again according to your needs, observing a 15 day break between each 20 day treatment period.

    To be taken as part of a varied and balanced diet, a healthy lifestyle and a controlled calorie intake coupled with regular physical activity. Do not exceed the recommended dose - this can have a laxative effect.

    Sources: kilooff.com; feelunique.com

    Thursday, September 16, 2010

    Star Comedy Night with Jacky Wu @ Supperclub



    Taiwan's famous host Jacky Wu 吴宗宪 and two of his well known comedian friends Kang Kang 康康 and Xiao Zhong 小钟 will be performing at their gig for the first time ever in Singapore in their Pre-Concert Party at Supperclub on the 24th of September, Friday. This star comedy night will be a once in a lifetime chance to get to interact with the hosts. Let them send you into peals of laughter with their jokes and crazy antics!

    Get your tickets now at only S$15 (original price: S$28) and get a chance to get up close and personal with these 3 famous comedians in a photo-taking session!

    Tickets are limited, so get them fast!

    Details:
    • Door opens at 10pm, 24th Sept 2010
    • Minimum age to enter is 18 years and above
    • Voucher include 1 free alcoholic drink
    • Sale of tickets will end on 24th Sept, 6pm

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010

    Get Pretty with Strawberries!


    Strawberries, yet another natural good food for the skin, contain a natural fruit acid known as Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) which aids in exfoliation. The fruit's tiny seeds act as a gentle, natural exfoliant. The salicylic acid found in strawberries also helps get rid of dead skin cells and heal acne. Try mixing mashed strawberries with yogurt (which contains lactic acid to help soothe and smooth your skin) and spread evenly over your dry face with your dry hands and leave on for about 10 minutes. Then rinse your face clean with water, and pat dry with a towel. Your skin is instantly left dewy, radiant and unbelievably soft.

    Strawberries also have whitening properties, and can be a good home remedy for natural teeth whitening - not just by eating them, but by rubbing slices of strawberries across your teeth on a daily basis. For the skin, try making strawberry facial mask by mashing strawberries into pulp and mixing in honey for additional moisturizing effect. Strawberries alone make a good oily skin mask.

    Strawberries are also rich in skin-pampering antioxidants such as vitamin C which helps promote anti-aging by protecting your skin from harmful free radicals (through neutralizing them before damage is done to the healthy cells), and reducing wrinkles and blemishes. Strawberries help rejuvenate the skin and tighten enlarged pores and make your face look brighter and smoother.

    Strawberries also help reinforce your skin's resisting capability to environmental stress; provide excellent allergy soothing, appeasing, preventing and relieving functions; and strengthen skin immune capability.

    Strawberries are good in so many ways, so let's head down to the supermart now and stock up on them for our daily beauty regime!

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    61% off Hair Spa with FREE Head & Spa Shoulder Massage



    61% off Hair Spa with FREE Head & Spa Shoulder Massage @ Cookies & Creme. 

    Highlights

    • 61% off hair spa with FREE head & shoulder massage at Cookies & Crème for only $42 (worth $108)
    • Enjoy beautiful and silky smooth tresses with specialised hair treatment aimed to rejuvenate your hair exclusively for DEAL customers
    • Duration: 60 minutes
    • Won "Best Hair Treatment for Babes on a Budget" in Singapore Women's Weekly magazine (2010 Annual Best in Beauty awards)
    Conditions
    • Non-refundable and exchangeable
    • Voucher valid for 3 months from date of purchase
    • Voucher redemption limited to one per customer (may buy multiple as gifts)
    • Not valid with other promotions

    Grab this deal fast! Only 24 hours left!

    Monday, September 13, 2010

    Insomnia Relief With Acupressure + Essential Oil

    Lavender 100% Pure Essential Oil -10ml Grapefruit 100% Pure Essential Oil- 10 ml

    Are you having not enough beauty sleep because of insomnia? Lavender is widely known for its stress relief and nerve calming properties. Try combining Chinese acupressure and aromatherapy for relaxation and deeper, natural sleep.

    Put 1 drop of lavender essential oil and 1 drop of grapefruit essential oil on a piece of cotton wool or towel. Inhale 6 times. Then massage the Yintang acupuncture point or "Hall of Seal" (located midway between the medial ends of the eyebrows) 25 times in a clockwise direction. Then again massage the acupoint 25 times in an anti-clockwise direction. Finally rub your hands together vigorously and cover your face with your warmed up palms.

    Yintang acupuncture point is primarily used for treating headache, insomnia, high blood pressure, stuffy nose and ears, and dizziness.

    Sunday, September 12, 2010

    Natural Home Remedies For Shiny Soft Hair

    I love IRIS star Kim Tae Hee's beautiful long hair!

    Is your hair dry and damaged, and lacking in shine and vitality? It can be attributed to the excessive amount of harmful chemicals or heat that your hair was exposed to during bleaching, perming, rebonding, straightening and any other chemical process if you can think of, or simply because of the UV rays emitted from the sun. If you do not use hair conditioner at all and your shampoo is too drying. That could be the reason too. Here I suggest some really effective natural home remedies to help you bring the shine and bounce back to your hair.

    Egg yolk is rich in protein with all the essential amino acids you need, and also vitamin B12 and E which are essential for healthy hair. Try making egg shampoo by beating 2 egg yolks in a glass of hot (but not boiling) water and soak hair and scalp. Cover your hair in shower cap, towel or plastic wrap for 1 hour before washing out thoroughly with normal shampoo and lukewarm water.

    Olive oil is good for hair too. The mono-unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidant properties of olive oil make it an excellent conditioner for dry and damaged hair. Use it to massage your scalp to promote hair growth and prevent dandruff or hair loss. You can also mix it with egg yolks to make your own hair mask (hair pack). Mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil with 1 eggs. Apply throughly to your hair. Cover your hair in shower cap, towel or plastic wrap for 30 minutes before rinse (with lukewarm water) and conditioning.

    Honey, a natural moisturiser, has vitamins, minerals and antioxidant properties, most suitable for fixing dry and damaged hair. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Apply throughly to your hair. Cover your hair in shower cap, towel or plastic wrap for 30 minutes before washing out thoroughly with shampoo and lukewarm water. For shiny hair, mix fresh orange juice (from one orange), some water, 1 tablespoon of honey and a few drops of sandalwood oil. Use as an after-shampoo rinse. The rich vitamin C from the citrus helps circulation in hair scalp.

    Banana is also a good source of hair-essential vitamins - the vitamin B6 and C. Mash a ripe banana and mix in a few drops of almond oil or jojoba oil. Massage into your hair. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse with soda water before shampooing and conditioning.

    If your hair has become dull and dry because of the build up of excessive shampoo and conditioner in your hair, vinegar might be one viable solution. After shampoo and conditioner, rinse your hair with vinegar. Or apply it on your hair for about 10 minutes before washing if off with warm water. You can keep some vinegar in a spray bottle and fridge it for future use.

    Mayonnaise, which contains eggs, lemon juice, vinegar and olive oil, can also do wonders to your hair. This is an effective remedy for dry and rough hair. Apply a good amount to your hair. Cover your hair in shower cap, towel or plastic wrap for 30 minutes. Rinse with soda water. Then shampoo and condition.

    Milk is also an excellent moisturising agent for your hair. Apply some milk to your hair and then rinse off with cool water. Rub some ice cubes along the entire length and then comb it.

    Friday, September 10, 2010

    The 2 Flat Stomach Rules I Swear By

    walk your dog after meal


    Rule #1   Don't Eat 2 Hours Before Sleep

    Eating late at night (especially sugar-loaded snacks and desserts) increases the sugar level in your blood stream. Insulin then gets released into your body (to normalize this spike in blood sugar). When there are high levels of insulin in your bloodstream, your body drastically lowers the amount of HGH that is released. And what is HGH? It is a very important hormone that controls metabolism, cell growth and repair, and regulates your lean body mass to fat ratio. Since around 80% of HGH is released when you sleep, eating before bed can add inches to your waistline! Don't eat 2 to 3 hours before sleeping. Also avoid foods like pasta, bread, and sugary desserts at night.

    Rule #2   Don't Sit Down Immediately After Meal

    Make it a point not to sit down for at least 45 minutes after eating. Take a walk around your house or a stroll in the park. This aids in the flow of stomach acid up into your esophagus for a more effective digestion of food and the fats (with the help of acids, so try drinking lemon juice or lime juice after meals). From my personal experience, if you keep up this habit, not only will you not see extra bulge around your stomach, you will even feel your tummy has become flatter.

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    Thursday, September 9, 2010

    Lovely Braided Gladiator Sandals by Amai


    My latest fashion finding! See the photo above? What's on the model's feet? Yes! A pair of neutral grey-color braided gladiator sandals! So pretty and trendy, issn't? It's the perfect match for a romantic-style lace floral dress. I wish I could buy it but the Taiwan yahoo seller doesn't ship overseas. Maybe I can try my luck at Far East Plaza.

    It seems this model is currently out of stock and pending restock. Only one color is available for sale though it originally comes in 4 colors as shown in the photo. 
    Anyway, besides this model, there are other pretty designs that will catch your eyes. so for those who are interested and staying in Taiwan with a valid Taiwan address, go to their website now and start shopping!

    * with every purchase of 1 pair of boots or 2 pairs of covered shoes, get one Korean imported graffiti pencil case for FREE!

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    Homemade Foot Soak Recipe

    Dr. Scholl's DR6622 Toe-Touch Foot Spa with MassageHomedics BL-200 JetSpa Footbath

    Legs feeling tired and tight? Or having odor problems? Try this foot soak recipe for a relaxing and revitalizing foot bath at the comfort of your home.

    Ingredients:
    ½ cups of Epsom Salts
    3 drops of any of the following aromatherapy oils:
    • Lavender (to calm and relax)
    • Peppermint (to energize, relieve stress and improve blood circulation)
    • Tea Tree (to treat foot fungus and odor problems)

    Or mix them (3-5-3) to soothe aches, remove odors, and soften rough skin - soaking in all the benefits in just one bath.

    Tuesday, September 7, 2010

    Bed Exercise for Shaping Legs

    Get Fit in Bed: Tone Your Body & Calm Your Mind from the Comfort of Your BedYoga in Bed

    Here's one way to tone and slenderize your legs passively on the bed.

    Sit on your bed and scrunch up your knees. Clasp and pinch the fleshier parts of your legs rapidly (but don't hold) with your palms. The purpose is to tense up your body as it hurts. The more intense the sensation the better the toxins are being flushed out and fat dislodged from the cells.

    Travel up and down the hinges of your legs to your feet on all sides. Next repeat, but this time rolling the muscles between your flat hands. For e.g., if your right hand is pressing and pushing on top of your thigh, your left hand should be under the thigh moving in the opposite direction. This can effectively aid diet in whittling those undesired inches of fat around your legs and toning loose areas.

    But no matter what, the fastest and most effective way to shape your legs is to engage in cardio exercises, including swimming (for 45 minutes 5 days a week), jumping rope (for 1 hour), cycling (for 30 minutes 5 days a week) and jumping on trampoline (for 30 minutes 5 days a week). You can supplement your cardio exercise plan with a brief routine of yoga, Pilates or other stretches.

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