Monday, September 23, 2013 :: OSIM uInfinity Massage Chair
Last week, I had the privilege of conversing with the trainers at OSIM to learn the powerful uses of OSIM’s latest new release; uInfinity, 天王之王, on top of having this gorgeous baby delivered to my house for my enjoyment! ;)
Before I begin, uInfinity is the world’s only massage chair that lets you download new massage programs, so that you can always enjoy new massage programs from OSIM. I was amazed with the humanized massage programs to name a few, the CEO, the Tai Tai, the golfer massage program. Not that you can only use the CEO program if you a real CEO. You can use the program even if you are an aspiring one, teehee :p
There are currently a total of 19 humanized massage programmes which falls under 3 categories and I am going to list below to whet your appetite for this heavenly chair!Personalized Massage – CEO, Tai Tai, Tennis, Golfer, Sports Recovery, Beauty.Lifestyle Massage – Stretch, Relax, Deep Tissue, Air-Bed (loveee this!), Morning, Night, Anti-Stress, Neck & Shoulders, Lumbar Care, Quick, Energize, Senior, Junior.
The first free downloadable massage program also known as Heavenly King which is recommended by Andy Lau himself is now available. More programs will be released for download as an in-app purchase for USD$4.99 each.
Some of my pet peeves of massage chairs which irate me to no end is the standardized massage points in the chair against my very petite frame and (ahem) vertically challenged height haha. Let’s take the photo below for reference. The headrest which settles comfortably on Brad’s neck literally became a head pillow for me because of my height. And the rest is history. Imagine the massage points supposedly for the upper back, it will be massaging my neck instead and so on – incredibly uncomfortable experience I would say.
But I am absolutely in love with uInfinity because..
This highly intelligent massage chair is able to detect the user’s body and reposition the massage points to mould and contour the user’s body so it targets the right pain points and provide precise and soothing solutions for specific needs. Never mind you have the most diverse heights and sizes in your family – uInfinity is suited for all ages, shapes and sizes :p
My trainer (who looks just like Dr David from DrX) giving me a crash course on using my uInfinity.
Did I not mention? There is a Beauty massage program which is a feminine but intense massage program that tracks and massage the “Hour-Glass contours” targeting the arms, outer-back, lower-back, waist, hips, butt, thighs and calves. This massage tones and firms these main beauty areas for a shapelier silhouette. I have been using it regularly as a “supplement” to my beauty regime for a feel-good all over!
Other than the Beauty massage program which tops my list, I seek comfort in calming and soothing the common pain points which resulted from the long-time spent in front of the computer. In addition, the long years in strenuous dance activities have resulted in this nagging pain at my lumbar (lower back) that have plagued me for many years now. If I carry a load too heavy or bend over for too long, the pain is so intense the tears just come uncontrollably. Sometimes, I consider this a blessing because I cannot do housework haha! But this is why I often require massage on my neck, shoulders and back. After 3 long years, John has been pretty helpful and he has become an expert in massaging! Any masseuse for you? ;)
For the die-hard DIY-ers, you can still adjust every single setting manually to suit their personal preference, using either the wired control panel or wirelessly via an Android smartphone (sorry iPhone users).
(On the left, an Android phone and uInfinity’s touch-screen and user friendly remote control on the right)
Before I forget, the reclining position of uInfinity is in a zero-stress position and both John and I feel completely, completely relaxed at every massage session with our chair back home ;)
If you have really sharp eyes, you would have seen the uInfinity also incorporates a full-fledged leg massager. The legg massager features tui-na massage and is retractable and also reversible to function as a leg rest (compare the photo above and the one below). It is also John’s favourite part of the chair because the long hours spent on standing the entire day puts on painful strain on his calves and soles. If I can quote him, “This is super shiok. Just 15 minutes on the chair and I am recharged!”.
Ever since the kind people at OSIM delivered uInfinity to the comfort of my home, I have been saving so much monies on my weekly massages. This massage chair have been giving me humanized massages; it feels unlike being massaged by a machine, it definitely feels like having a real person massaging me. Thank you, OSIM for letting me rediscover the wonders of a massage chair and what more, this revolutionary massage chair. I can’t wait to see what programs I can download in time to come! ;)
The OSIM uInfinity is being launched at an introductory price of $6,988 (UP $7,988) and is available in three colors: Eternal Orange, Immortal Beige and Timeless Brown. Mine is in my favourite orange color – Eternal Orange! ;)
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 :: Brazilian Wax @ Strip
MY STRIP WAS A SUCCESS! ;)
Any bwax virgins here? You would probably be interested in what I am going to share.
I have been doing regular brazilian waxing for more than 3 years now and from all the packages I have signed and all the places I have patronized, I can assure you STRIP’s new formula which promise the best waxing experience indeed delivers what they promise.
A little background on STRIP if you do not know this famous waxing parlor by now, they have been around since 2002. STRIP has been keeping things smooth in 9 cities worldwide where they have pruned and waxed a staggering two and a half million urm, bushes and counting haha. They strictly abide by a HSQ mantra: Hygiene, Speed and Quality, and STRIP is also the first to introduce the ‘No Double Dipping’ commandment (more on that later). They are also famous for their secret recipe lotions and wax formulations, both which I have tried and have great reviews about.
Unlike most places where they reuse their waxing sticks which is pretty unhygienic, STRIP’s waxpert/therapist will grab a personal hygiene pack from the wall as they lead you to your treatment room.
I was given 7 drops of bach flower essence under my tongue to calm and relax my spirits before the treatment. Thought it was pretty unique and thoughtful of them!
A homely and cosy sight greeted me at the treatment room.
STRIP has perfected the formula for the best waxing experience! Introducing the STRIP-A-LICIOUS Sundae: Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla in one smooth serve!
STRIP’s Strawberry Wax is developed specially for first time Brazilian virgins and it packs the healing powers of Chamomile and Aloe Vera to calm and soothe even the most tender skin. It is especially creamy and it removes hair with minimal discomfort and leaves skin enveloped in a comforting strawberry scent. Do trust me when I say “minimal discomfort” because being a ex-dancer, I have been shaving since puberty started so you can imagine how much pain I will experience during brazilian waxing every single time. However, this strawberry wax greatly reduce the pain and discomfort I experienced at every other waxing boutique!
You can see the Chocolate Berry Wax at the left side of the photo below. I love it as it is super efficient in removing even the shortest and most stubborn hair with gentle ease leaving my skin completely smooth and fuzz-free. Most importantly, as a chocolate lover, the scent is heavenly haha.
What I see when I lie down on the bed. I thought it was pretty amusing but strangely calming to be able to read during waxing.
Last of all, STRIP specially formulated their very own “Ice Cream” which works to comfort and calm skin. I bagged home one of this goodie and it was such an excellent after-care product for my post-Brazilian skin. It contains a deriative of Menthol which cools and soothes skin while the moisturizing properties in Ice Cream helps to hydrate and soften the skin. I am also using this cream on my underarms after my IPL! ;)
If you would like to, you can give my “waxpert” Cass, a try! She is extremely professional, friendly and quick in her waxing technique. Having visited so many waxing salons before, the importance of minimizing the pain/discomfort is also highly attributable to the waxpert/therapist. If she is highly experienced and quick in her technique at the same time providing enough rest and cooling-off period between each wax, the experience will be so much more comfortable and of course, lesser pain.
I am so happy with STRIP’s service and the waxing formula that I have already told Cass I will most likely sign up a package with them in the next few months when my package at the other salon is used up! ;)
For a limited period only till 6 October 2013, indulge in a serving of Strip's Ultimate Brazilian Wax Combo at $25 (U.P. $62) by purchasing a voucher here!
Apply promo code "TriciaO" during check out and get additional 10% off!Maybe you can trick your boyfriend into doing a Boyzilian just like what I did to John 2 years ago? Haha! Anyway, Boyzilian at STRIP is only at $40 for a limited period as well so it is worth a go! ;)
That's not all! You can also take a picture with the ice cream standee above, instagram it and tag @StripSG or hashtag #stripalicious and show it to the STRIP counters to get a $10 discount voucher!
With Love,STRIP is located at 14 locations islandwide. I had mine done by Cass at Great World City so here’s the address!
STRIPGreat World City1 Kim Seng Promenade, #03-09Singapore 237994Tel: 6733 0069
Thursday, September 5, 2013 :: CLUB313 x ELLE x Salon Vim
Just last week, I was privileged to be one of models for CLUB313 Hair and Fashion Styling Workshop in collaboration with ELLE magazine and Salon Vim. For those who don’t know what is CLUB313, here is a little background on them.
CLUB313 is a ‘by invitation only’ programme designed to reward the best shoppers at 313. As a member, not only will you earn CLUB$ which you can redeem for REWARDS such as shopping vouchers, complimentary parking and more! You will also have access to exclusive privileges, events and workshops throughout the year! Receive your personal invitation to CLUB313 when you accumulate min. spend of $1000 in 313 within 12 months!
I was pretty shocked and pleasantly surprised by CLUB313’s generosity in having a big budget to book the salon, hire Elle’s renowned stylist, Furqan, and also giving every single one of their VIPs attendees a 313 shopping vouchers, ELLE premiums and $100 Salon Vim voucher and products.
It was such a privilege to have Furqan (the guy in denim blue) as my wardrobe stylist! If you flip the most recent Elle magazine, he is the stylist for the shoot held in Paris and has worked with big names like Jason Wu. You should have seen his work! I was pretty impressed with his credentials! Check out Elle videos on Youtube and you can easily spot him in the videos!Outfit worn below is from Forever 21. The black jacket is my own but it is also purchased in Forever 21 in Japan ;)
Furqan picked out the dress for me just by looking at my photos! This is exactly what I would wear on a day out!
Gary then headed the hair workshop and gave a crash course to the VIPs on styling a day to night look effortlessly.
I was tasked with prepping my own hair and to show how I curl my hair in just…8 minutes haha. Sounds incredible I know, but it comes with practice. It only takes me 10-15 minutes daily and it could be for you as well so what reason is there to be lazy in styling your own hair before you head off to work every morning? ;) How great it would be if Singaporean women take pride in styling their hair to perfection before leaving their house just like the women in Japan!
Other than carrying 3-4 pairs of spare heels in the car, I bring out my curling tong as well so I can refresh my curls or change my hairstyle if I have to run from event to event in a day. Looking prim and proper with hair immaculately styled is something I put on my top most priority before I step out of the house. In fact, I incorporate it into my beauty regime everyday!
And I was done in 8 minutes flat! *phew!
Love this part of the session when Gary styled my hair into a side-swept style for an effortless day to night look!
Jayne who was the other model sporting a more edgy look and in this season’s trend; bob hair! Jayne was also given loads of metal accents as this is the upcoming trend for Fall/Winter 2013. Love this look on her!
Gary educating the VIPs on something special known as classification of curls and how to get the most out of your curling tong! It was such a valuable insight for me!
Jayne was given gentle curls to bring out her feminine accent while still carrying off an edgy and fashionable style for a night look!
Seeing how many perks the VIP members of CLUB313 gets and just how much effort CLUB313 puts in to take care of their members make me want to own the exclusive membership as well! To be honest, I have not join any VIPs clubs by the malls because I have never wanted to but this cosy and intimate session organized by CLUB313 have really convinced and change my mind about mall memberships! In fact, I have just started to accumulate my receipts and I still have $700 more to go! With so many fashion stores in 313 like Zara, Forever 21, New Look to name a few, I can foresee receiving so many privilege vouchers to shop there once I get my CLUB313 membership!
Are you a CLUB313 VIP member? Do drop me an email if you are! Would love to know the perks you have received! That can very well be my motivation to hit the $1000 mark! ;)
Sunday, September 1, 2013 :: Shoe Galore @ P.V.S
A place that I always frequent with John over the weekends at Cineleisure before our movie starts is the P.V.S shop where shoe heaven is. P.V.S stocks numerous cult shoe labels and designs unfounded in Singapore such as:Jeffrey CampbellDolce VitaNew BalanceHaterKaren WalkerDr. MartensJeremy ScottClassic HardwareConverseLinda FarrowMiistaMono & MeRivierasSunday SomewhereHouse of HollandG.H BassNew York Hat CoI never knew what P.V.S stands for until I finally asked a girl over the counter one weekend.It is an acronym for Provisions :)
Many people always ask me where I got my chunky black heels from – and it is from P.V.S! It is still available in a sweet orange colorway so hurry down to grab the last of it! I am not usually a fan of buying shoes online because of sizing issues. I believe many are more cautious like me as well specially when the purchase will be in couple hundreds for these brands! So it is better to try them on yourself when we have the store here in Singapore isn’t it? ;)
The gorgeous Dolce Vita heels which I have contemplated to get.It is almost similar to my black chunky heels so I didn’t get this in the end.But she is such a beauty, isn’t she?
The highly popular Soirees!Still remember the night when I rushed down to get a pair of Soirees when P.V.S store first opened in Singapore.Something special about these Soirees – they are only available in P.V.S because the colorway (in gold) is specially personalized by P.V.S in their collaboration with Jeffrey Campbell.
This gorgeous beauty is from the brand Miista.
My new Jeffrey Campbell heels!
Was choosing between a conventional and safe blue suede over the loud holographic silver one. Decided to go for the latter one instead because this would be the choice of the minority! ;)
Couldn’t wait to wear it out over the weekend. Gahh but I chose a size too small. Look at my ridiculous toes peeking out of the shoes –.- I couldn’t stop laughing at em’ silly toes the entire night.LOVE MY NEW JEFFREY CAMPBELL RANDIE HEELS!