Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Aone Porridge - New Menu New Experiences!

*Food Tasting*

I believe that we have all seen Aone porridge around in Food Courts in the past few years and maybe you have seen them in shopping malls in the recent year too! Aone porridge have always been famous with their porridge in a claypot because it has good airflow and good insulation which locks in moisture and nutrients. I am glad to be invited to their outlet at Kallang Wave Mall for an introduction to their new menu!

Clean and spacious layout, creating a casual atmosphere where everyone would feel comfortable eating and sharing family-style comfort food. Because I believe that we tend to find comfort in food that are most familiar to us.

Starting off with some tea, their Signature Fruit Tea and my personal favourite, Jasmine Tea. I believe the fruit tea has some Hawthon inside which makes it a little bitter sweet but very pleasing to the palate. The Jasmine Tea is just plain Jasmine Tea but very good for cleansing the palete and tummy from all the delicious food that you are about to have.

Premium Dried Scallop Porridge(pictured) & Dried Scallop Porridge with minced meat & assorted egg were two of the delicious porridge I got to try that day. My bias would be the Latter, It was more to my suited to my taste due to the use of meat and assorted eggs like Century egg and Salted egg. 

Steamed scallop with minced garlic & vermicelli - Very aromatic when it was served, we rushed though the photos because we could not wait to dig in! Fresh Scallop topped with fragrant garlic, resting on a sea of vermicelli was a tad salty but if paired with Aone's porridge, it would be just right.

Deep Fried Pumpkin and Lotus Root with creamy salted egg sauce - It came to us golden brown and my table had high expectations for it but it was oily in the mouth and the salted egg punch was not strong enough. I gave up after 1 piece.

Premium Claypot - Consisting of Abalone Mushroom, Scallop, Sliced Fish, Prawn and Fish Maw. Light taste, suitable for people who have light taste buds, fresh ingredients and very homely feel.

Assorted Vegetables in Sambal Sauce - A very localized dish where sambal is used to stir fry vegetables till fragrant, albeit slightly oily, it was really fragrant and delicious, pair with porridge for optimum taste.

Honey Chicken - Suitable for all young and old, Crispy fried chicken tossed in sweet sauce sprinkled with sesame seed, presented with cute little cucumbers around is definitely a MUST ORDER in my opinion. I ate like alot of this during the session, I love it!

Thank You Aone for the invite for this wonderful food tasting session, I have been a fan of Aone's porridge and I will continue to patronize even if they never invite me to the food tasting! hahaha!

With Love, M

Monday, April 13, 2015

SkinLab - The Medical Spa


When I was invited to SkinLab medical spa for a facial session, I was really looking forward to it! Me being a lazy women, I always have built up sebum and black/white heads that i do not clear. I only do the basic cleansing which I know is never enough.

A little about SkinLab Medical Spa, their non-invasive, non-surgical procedures are highly sought after now and by adding a touch of spa feel to the overall atmosphere, most people will be willing to forsake their dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons. Why? Because SkinLab integrates the pampering, attentive yet unobtrusive service of a world-class spa with the most advance of aesthetics techniques and cosmetic dermatology.

I was welcomed warmly by the staff all dressed in white, giving off a very clean and professional feeling. I needed to fill in a form with my details and my facial concerns. And after the consultant spoke to me, we decided to go ahead and try the Salicylic Acid Peel Facial.

So a little about the Salicylic Acid Peel Facial - first word I captured was Acid, so I was like O-O, isn't acid going to ruin my skin? But apparently, SkinLab Medical Spa's Salicylic Acid Peel Facial is the a new generation facial treatment for improving the appearance of the skin. It is a superior exfoliate that improves the appearance of aging and sun-damaged skin, something I believe that most of us Singaporean Women need.

The wasn't a single room available for me, so I was ushered into a couple room and WOW it is so spacious! Very clean and neat, White coloured theme always makes 1 place feel clean and tidy.

My Face Before the Facial.

My therapist of the day was Tina, She is the gentlest therapist ever!

And also, since I have Oily Skin and have little acne here and there, the Salicylic Acid Peel is a highly effective treatment as it acts an anti-inflammatory with helps to immediately reduce inflammation of the acne. It can help to unclog pores and loosen and lift out blackheads, even out skin tone and prevent future outbreaks. WOW right! It is also effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improving overall facial texture because it exfoliates both skin and within pores.
I'm so lucky to be trying this facial!!
Applying the Salicylic Acid after through cleansing
See the Salicylic Acid on my skin?

Salicylic Acid have different intensity for different results and I was on the 10% intensity because it was my first time. After the acid is applied, there is a tingling sensation that makes the skin with acne parts especially ticklish and makes you soooo wanna scratch but it's perfectly normal as it has it's own anti-inflammatory properties in it. 
Itchy but cannot scratch, So I take a selfie.
After the facial, Tina even helped me trim my brows, hehe. Tina told me that Normal cleansing may not be enough to keep your skin clear and bright, but incorporating a Salicylic Acid Peel Facial can help exfoliate your skin and reveal the healthy, new skin underneath. And also, Salicylic acid is one of the most effective ingredients to combat the cause of facial oil, acne and blemishes, as well as providing an excellent rejuvenation addition and alternative to Glycolic.

My Skin feels really cleansed and cleared up. My face looks brighter and a little whiter in my opinion! Apologies for the messy hair but I wanted to show you the immediate after effect of the facial! I'm blown away! First time 1 facial has such immediate results la! WOW!

Cannot resist, so take another one! :)

Thank you SkinLab medical spa for the wonderful facial session! Do check out their website for the many different types of facial and massage treatments they have!

SkinLab The Medical Spa
Wheelock Place #04-04 - Tel: 6235 3246
Plaza Singapura  #03-33 - Tel: 6336 1106
Jurong Point  #B1-62 - Tel: 6316 2556 / 6316 2246

With Love, M

Saturday, April 11, 2015

LIN's Australia -Tilley Reed Diffusers and Scented Candles


Bringing nature into urbane settings, LIN's seeks to exude the wonders of mother earth with our natural and organic concept into your lifestyle. I got to try out Tilley's Reed Diffuser and Soy Candle in the fragrance - Pink Lychee. To be very honest, I don't eat lychee but I was expecting a very sweet scent from these 2.

LIN's products are extracted from plants, and with selective bottling of nature, what we get are gentle, wholesome and delicate products that are the best off our soil. I was seriously thinking that Pink Lychee meant PINK coloured diffusers and PINK Soy Candles. Hahaha!

I got to try out the Pink Lychee Reed Diffuser and Soy Candle. My Whole house smells so good as I'm typing this. It's my first time trying a Reed Diffuser and I must say that I am very impressed with the coverage of it, The aroma spreads thoughout the whole living room!!

A Beautiful sweet & tangy waft of enticing tropical aroma that lifts the ambience of any room. The Sweet Lychee smell is very pleasing and it makes me want to stay in my house all day. I didn't know just a bottle of aroma can make my mood different in the house. Retailing at $69.00, you can find a wide range of aromas on their website under the Home Spa Tab.

The delicate, sweet fruity tang of this delectable pink lychee candle is made from premium vegetable soy wax and a slow burning lead-free cotton wick, the white frosted glass container adds an elegant ambience to any d├ęcor. I have always felt that Candles are very beautiful when the fire lights up and the aroma slowly spreads out throughout the room. Another addition to my collection of Candles, Hahaha. You can find the full range on their website under the Home Spa Tab.

You will only need to see, smell and feel LIN's to experience our dedication to perfecting the art of using nature to transcend beyond worlds. They have a wide range of products from skin care to home care to body care, I'm sure there will be something for you. Do check out their website and their facebook page for more information.

LIN's Australia



 United Square #B1-70

Midview City #03-107

You can check out my previous post of LIN's Goat Milk Shampoo here.

With Love, M