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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Escape Room!

Hello everyone!

Have you heard of the escape games that people having raving about these days? I finally have the chance to try out the escape room games which I did twice on the same day! Sound kind of crazy? Haha.

Basically for escape games, you will be given a story based on the theme you choose and you will try to solve the mystery by getting out of the room using the clues given in the room within a certain time frame. Depending on the theme and the place, it is around 45 minutes to an hour.
One clue will be given if you're stuck in the game.

I thought I could do a review about it since some of you may be interested to check it out.
For all escape games, you can't bring any cameras or phones along with you into the game as you know nobody would go there once you reveal all the secrets in the room right?

So I'm not going to be a spoiler and I will only tell you about the story which will be briefed to you before you start the game. Our first game was at Freeing SG located at Bugis +.

Our first theme was Unmasked. It is a story about female student, which is also your classmate who had gone missing after visiting her Biology teacher's gathering at his house. Your task would be to look for the missing student at your Biology teacher's house.
The difficulty level for this theme I would say is 4.5/5. It is one of the most difficult theme at Freeing SG. It requires a lot of thinking and calculations (yes, it's maths but simple ones) to get to the final answer to unlock the answers. It does add a little spookiness to the game, kind of like a mini-haunted house or mini Halloween party so be prepared! In case you're wondering, there isn't anyone hiding in the room waiting to jump at you so don't worry.

Anyway, sad to say that we didn't manage to solve the game. We almost did it, but stuck on the last password to unlock the door and when the time is up the game master will come in and reveal the answers to you.

To sum up for you:
Difficulty: 4.5/5
Spookiness/Scariness?: 3/5
Price: $28 per pax

Second game was at Xcape located at Bugis Village.

Xcape is slightly different from Freeing SG as you can extend your time in the game if you didn't manage to solve it within the given time frame. Not sure how much they charge for additional timing.

The theme we chose was Vampire Diary.
Some of you may have watched The Vampire Diaries drama. This theme is based on the drama however you don't have to watch the drama to play this game.
You will all be split into 3 teams, witches, werewolves and vampires and you solve the game based on the story given to you which I can't reveal it. :)

The time frame for this game is 1 hour.
After trying out both games, I would say the Freeing SG is more fun than Xcape.
For Xcape games, the answers are relatively easy to find except for some parts, if not you can always ask for clues. Two clues will be given.
What I don't really like about Xcape is the rooms are very small which makes it quite squeezy for 7 of us. Since the place is quite small there aren't much movements as well.
Nothing creepy as well.

To sum up:
Difficulty: 3/5
Spookiness/Scariness?: 0-0.5/5 
Price: $25 per pax 


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Job, New Environment!

Hey everyone! 
If you've been following my Twitter or Facebook, you've known that I've actually change a new job!

It's not that my previous job is bad or what but just that I needed to get some time off that excessively OT which isn't going to be of much help for my school.

Oh and you know that I just started studying right? No? Haha
Yup, I will be studying part-time as I'm currently working full time! Such a busy and tiring schedule that I have. ): Anyway, work has been pretty busy since I started. Got to learn a lot of stuff which is totally different from my previous job. My colleagues are all quite friendly too! :)

Have also been neglecting my blog for awhile due to a major change in my lifestyle so now I'm pretty much done with adjusting my life so I'm back!

Will try to update more often every now and then.
Cya~!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Beauty treatments at Mary Chia & Oriental Spa Chamber


Hello everyone.
Was invited to try out Mary Chia's beauty treatments last week.
Mary Chia Holdings actually owns a few beauty salon which specializes in beauty & slimming treatments.

I tried 2 different treatments;
1. Coffee Detox Drainage Therapy at Mary Chia
2. Red Ginseng Guasha Facial at Huang Ah Ma, The Oriental Spa Chamber.

Mary Chia
I went to the NEX outlet for Mary Chia.

When I reached there, I was approached by one of the beautician and led to their consultation room.
They took some details about me, mainly about my diet and daily activities, etc.

I then proceed to take my measurements before the Coffee Detox Therapy.
 

Oh, Mary Chia salon does provide nail services too.

Coffee Detox Therapy is a slimming body scrub made from quality Arabica coffee seeds. The scrub is applied on full body, followed by hot blanket therapy. It helps with body detoxification and improves blood circulation.

I felt really hot during the treatment as the blanket was heated up and I was wrapped up so I couldn't move much. It made me perspire quite a bit which was a little uncomfortable so for ladies, please avoid putting makeup if possible!

After the treatment, I went for a quick shower to rinse off all the coffee scrub off my body. It made me feel really refreshed. My skin was a little red due to blood circulation but it went off after a while.

I went to take my weight measurements again, and it did lose some weight off but it is minimal. I believed that with more treatments, it will definitely shed off some pounds. 
Not to mention, it helps with detox and enhance blood circulation.

Usual Price for this treatment is $185.

Huang Ah Ma, The Oriental Spa Chamber
It is located in Porcelain Hotel, about 5 minutes walk from Chinatown MRT.
The Oriental Spa Chamber has a traditional oriental setting to it

The Royal Indulgent Red Ginseng Lifting Facial uses the traditional Guasha treatment to helps the body's blood flow circulation. Using special Guasha facial massage techniques, it enhances the skin’s ability to absorb skincare products, as well as promote overall lifting and firming. 
It is ideal for those with dull, tired-looking and/or sagging skin and suitable for all skin types.

The treatment was about 90 minutes and as you know, Guasha treatments are usually not so comfortable.
It started off with a full back Guasha, which uses the cupping method and drag across your back.
It really hurts so badly for me that I had to take a few breaks in between and try to calm myself down.
Usually my tolerance level is quite high but not this time. 
It then proceed with facial massage using the Guasha method again, but now with a jade to scrape the skin. For the face, it was still bearable except for certain parts which includes under and between my eyes and eyebrows area.

Overall treatment was not very comfortable except for the last part where they applied a cooling mask to calm down the skin and reduce any redness.

After the treatment I had quite a few minor bruising on my face, and my back actually bruised quite a bit.

However, my skin does feel a little more firmer and sharper as there was a lot of massaging on the face. It also looks more radiant, not as dull as before and bruises went away after a few days.

This therapy helps to relieve pain, stiffness & common ailments such as fever, chills, cough & nausea and balances the Chi in the body, promotes blood circulation & removes toxic heat for detoxification.
Therefore anyone who feels to "heaty" or unwell can consider doing this treatments. Just bear in mind the pain factor.

The Oriental Spa Chamber opens till 3am daily so no worries if you can't make it during the day.
Usual price for this treatment is $280.

Mary Chia is currently having a promotion for my readers!
Simply quote "Jasmine Ong" to be entitled to a first time trial @ $48 for each treatment.
Valid till 31st November 2014.

Friday, October 3, 2014

A Royal Love Affair - Love & Co.

Was invited to attend Love & Co's private event last week to get to know more about their rings collection.


Cocktails and canapes were served!


We got to learn about our ring sizes, what skin color suits what kind of ring colors, etc!

For me, I'm considered quite fair so the color I'm suitable with is rose gold and white gold.


It's pretty and simple





Was walking around and found a very pretty bow ring,

It kind of gives off a feminine touch. :)




For more details, visit their website:
http://www.love-and-co.com/

Thanks Amanda and Love & Co for the invitation! :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hanaka Mask - Facial Mask & Black Rose Mask.


Tried the Hanaka Black Charcoal Mask for quite some time now so I'll do a review of it.
Got to know this product after watching Hana Tam's youtube video.

This Hanaka Facial Mask contains charcoal which helps with deep cleansing the skin, leaving it unclogged and clean of dirt.

It is a gel mask which you apply to your face for about 30 minutes. Instead of washing it off, you will need to use a spatula/spoon/etc so scrape off the gel and wash off the remaining.
You can see the texture is kind of like jelly.


So after using it for about 1-2 months, I find that it doesn't really work with deep cleansing.
It doesn't remove my blackheads and my pores are still quite large especially around the nose area.

It does make my skin feel cleaner, slightly brighter and more nourished in just one application.
I still use it once in a while to clean my face but I will not repurchase it again.

FYI, it cost about $20 (I bought from Qoo10) so it is pretty expensive for a mask to just "clean" your face. 

 
Bought a few sachet of this Hanaka Rose Mask as well.
It is a gel and sticky peel off mask, supposedly to remove black/white heads from your skin.

This product, IS TOTALLY HORRIBLE!
My pores around my nose area used to be quite moderate (not too big and not too small), but after using this product my pores become clogged and enlarged! It kind of peel off my "pores" so now I keep getting blackheads stuck in my nose.
"Eww", that's what everyone would say right now.
 I tried giving it a few more chance but it failed me every single time. It doesn't even remove blackheads at all. Personally I feel that the Biore Pore Pack/Mask is even more effective than this.

Too horrible. Never purchase this Rose Mask. It makes your skin feel even worst.