Luxe Women – Deluxe Not Just for Women

My body was sore from all the Physical Abuse I received from my personal training. It was god-sent when I was invited to Luxe Women’s Blogger Party. After all my body could do with some tender-loving care and pampering being offered by the award-winning nail-trending salon.

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In this present age, manicure and pedicure are no longer the exclusive right of women. More men are jumping into this business of personal grooming to get professional assistance in taking care of their nails. But if you’re an Alpha male and nails treatment is not your kind of pampering, fear not, because Luxe Women’s new outlet at Sembawang offers integrated services for both men and women to enjoy.

Conveniently located at Sembawang MRT, this shop within shop inside Station33 is an one-stop service centre that combines spa, nail care, eye brown services, waxing (for women only), hair styling and massage all in one unisex salon. It is an ideal place for couple living in the north to spend half a day pampering their body and soul together.

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Last week, together with male bloggers, Damien and Don, we had the chance to experience i-SPA – soaking our feet in the 7 colour LED Jacuzzi Foot Bath Therapy while our body relax to the tune of the massage chair. The treatment was completed with Aroma-scrub and Mask with comfort and relaxation of a tablet with a range of movies to keep us entertain while the therapist worked on removing dead skin from our feet.

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After a quality feet treatment, we were ushered to ZuYue Foot Reflexology where our feet were kneaded by trained therapists who ensured that the pressure on our feet were just right. There is also a tablet attached to every chair and I was watching Captain America while getting the reflexology done. The session was completed with a head and shoulder massage for a holistic relaxation experience.

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For a limited period only, ZuYue Foot Reflexology is offering 60-minute foot massage at $25nett. Normal rate for foot massage is $28 for 40 minutes and body massage is $28 for 30 minutes. To avoid disappointment, call 6758 6519 to book an appointment today. The outlet at Sembawang MRT Station (inside Station33) is usually crowded from late afternoon onwards.

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To celebrate the opening of this new branch, Luxe Women is giving free nail art (worth $20) with every spa nail service. Luxe Women is the first nail-trending salon and their specialities include Bridal Nails, Nail Arts, Art-Pro Nail Printing, Gel Polish, Embroidery Services and many more.

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Many thanks to Jac and the staff from Luxe Women and ZuYue Foot Reflexology for hosting us at the Blogger Party and special thanks to Mag Chow for the recommendation.

Branches and details

Sembawang MRT #01-02 (inside Station33) | Tel: 6755 5586

418 Yishun Ave 11, #01-413 | Tel: 6755 5539

347 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #01-2130 | Tel: 6452 1210

Opening hours: 11.00am to 9.00pm daily

Website: www.luxewomen.com.sg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/luxewomen

$78 Getaway to Batam

Alright, I confess. I am a converted now. Groupon deals are great!

For only $78 per person, our package includes return ferry tickets to Batam, one night stay at Planet Holiday Hotel & Residence with breakfast, seafood lunch plus bonus one-hour massage. Now, say wow!

 

The deal also includes a half day city tour. It’s not all just about visiting factory outlets, we also get up close with some local cultural attractions like Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple (one of the biggest Chinese temple in Batam) and Thoa Pek Kong Temple.

Of cos, no trip to Batam is not complete without getting souvenirs from the Chocolate Factory Outlet and local dry goods shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After lunch at Golden Prawn 555, we were treated to a cultural show with fire-swallowing and glass-chewing shaman. But we also witnessed a cruel monkey show. To me, capturing animal to perform for entertainment is cruel. I don’t support such animal trade. The poor monkey was hugging the audience and begging us for help.

 

After a tiring day of traveling and shopping, we were treated to a relaxing body massage. For additional $8, we could extend the massage for 30 min or change to one hour aromatherapy massage or body scrub. I paid extra $10 to upgrade to aromatherapy massage for 90 min.

We checked in to the hotel around 7.30 pm. Planet Holiday was an awesome hotel with a fabulous view and pool. We had our dinner at MacDonald’s being chilling in the jacuzzi to end the night 🙂

 

 

 

 

Summer Party at BeerFest

 

This year marks the 4th successful run of BeerFest Asia 2012. With the ever-increasing number of participants, it’s not surprised that this popular annual beer event has outgrown itself with its organizers thinking of expanding to a bigger venue possibly next year.

 

Organized by the Timbre Group, which owns a variety of chill out bars and even a music academy, BeerFest Asia 2012 brings together more than 350 labels from Asia and the rest of the world including exotic places like Fiji Islands and Nepal. The 4-day event also features more than 10 iconic bands, with showcases of star comedians from Comedy Club Asia as well as the annual judging for Asia Beer Awards.

 

For me, it was a total coincident. I was walking past Singapore Flyer on Sunday afternoon when I saw my friends and ex-colleagues from the Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Employees’ Union (SMEEU) drinking at the Singapore Food Trail.

They were having their pre-drinks and I self-invited myself to join them for the BeerFest. Those lucky fellows had complimentary tickets while I bought mine for $33 at the door. Comments from my friends was that it was expensive since the food and drinks at the event were charged at regular price. With my ticket, I was able to get one beer redemption, there was no goodie bag or premiums.

 

The highlight of the day came when I was happily slipping, a mobile masseur came over to my table and asked if I needed a body massage. Wanting to relax my tense shoulders, I gladly offered my two $10 notes in exchange for the body therapy.

 

 

 

Honestly, if it wasn’t for the company of my friends, I would have given the event a miss. Personally I feel that the admission fee does not justified itself and I don’t foreseen myself attending next year (unless I’m given complimentary passes). However, if you’re an avid beer fan, by all means go for it as there are some really fantastic labels that cannot be found here in Singapore.