Madd Gear VX8 Pro Scooter Review

My turning 6 years old daughter, Terena, loves sports with lots of movement, physical activity and speed. She would be outside (or in the park) with a bike, a scooter, a ball for a whole day if I’d let her. She asked me if I could make our garden into The American Ninja Warrior obstacle course. And yes, we did a little bit of that in our garden too.

I still remember the very first scooter she had was a gift from my friend at the age of 3 and it was too small for her now so she didn’t touch it for a year. We ended up donating it with other toys to an orphan home and the kids love it. I recently received a new Madd Gear VX8 Pro Scooter for Terena from www.toytag.com. If you do not know yet, Madd Gear (MGP) is one of the most popular brands of stunt scooters in the world; and are famous for their quality and specification. You can find more MGP products that meet your specific requirements here and here.

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Terena and I were excited about unboxing her new scooter. It came in a box like this and only took me 5 minutes to assemble everything. Pretty easy and simple with a guide book.

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***ps.- We do have a proper helmet for her to wear every time she scoots and she has been taught about the relationship between scooter and helmet. She took off her helmet and rode really slow (in a park with no cars/motor bikes allowed) while I was trying to capture these pictures. I trust my daughter with her good sense of control.

This scooter is pretty good for a beginner rider. The deck is about 4.5 inches wide and 19.5 length. The bar is about 23 inches high which I think it’s a comfortable height for beginner rider like Terena who is about 110cm tall now. This Madd Gear is super stylish and Terena seems to be very happy with it!

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Do visit www.toytag.com for more awesome toys. They are one of the largest toy stores in Singapore with a wide selection of educational toys and games that are extremely popular overseas but harder to find in Singapore. I could spend an hour browsing their website because there are many cool stuffs to choose from. It’s also definitely one of websites I would check if I need to buy any gifts in the future.

Enjoy the smooth ride and have a good day!

Love, nira.

Natural Healing, Life Infinity Singapore

If you are stressed out from work or just need to relax, this could be just the right place for you. Let me share with you my recent experience at Life Infinity Singapore. First of all, I really like their pleasant soothing ambience of this place. It located right in the heart of town (opposite Goodwood Park hotel) which is very convenient for me, with own parking spaces.

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My therapist that day named Cindy and she was great with many years of experiences in this industry. What I did that day was Nerve Awakening Tui Na (massage), Royal Bath Ritual and Essential Rose Facial. I spent around 4 hours getting pampered in there. Pretty good feelings really.. I usually spend the most 2 hours and a half at spa so this is something new for me but definitely a good kind.

It started with 60 minutes Tui Na massage which was my most favourite. My body was quite tense and Cindy did such a good job on that. Then I was wrapped in banana leaves for about 20-30 minutes after putting on hot melted banana all over my body. My skin felt very smooth after washing them off. Do you know that Banana has a lot of benefits for our skin? It helps with skin moisturising, anti-aging effects, oil-control and lighten dark spots.

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Royal Bath with rose petals was prepared for me right after my shower. Feeling like a princess already. Soaking and thinking of nothing completely.

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Last treatment was Essential Rose Facial, about another 60 minutes. My most favourite part about this facial was the pleasant rose scents throughout the treatment, and of course the results. I can immediately see my skin looking brighter, fresher and a bit tighter right after my facial.

This place left me with a good impression. So yes, I would recommend Life Infinity to everyone who need to relax. However, please do take some notes on the rates. This is a high-end spa offering high-quality services so the pricing can be high depending on services you are looking at. You can always call and check with them first.

And remember to keep yourself pampered at least once in awhile. x
Love, nira.

Liposonix by EHA Clinic

This post I will be sharing a review on a Liposonix treatment I did at EHA Clinic Singapore about 2 months ago. First, let me explain my concerns and lifestyle. I do workout at least 1-2 times per week, mostly cardio and running. However, the “last inch” of my stubborn tummy fat somehow still remain. As you know belly fat is harder to lose than fat in other areas of our body. And that’s why our upper body will be the first to shrink when you exercise or diet to lose weight while a belly remains more or less the same. It is why I decided to give it a try since this is already the closest to a liposuction but it’s non-surgical. And I honestly do not need a liposuction with an inch of belly fat I’m trying to get rid of.

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I went in EHA clinic on Tuesday and met up with Dr Elias for a consultation. Dr Elias gave me some advices and he did 9 markings on my tummy areas. After that I was given 2 pills to treat pain. Let me tell you first, this treatment was very painful for me, and I consider myself to have a low-medium pain tolerance. But it also worked wonder so you might want to keep reading.

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The treatment took about 45 minutes; about 4-5 minutes for each markings. I don’t really know how to describe the exact feeling of pains I had during treatment. It was more than just a high heat and I was trying to concentrate on something else because it was really painful. However, I was glad that I managed to go through this whole thing without stopping it halfway.

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The pain somehow remained a little bit after the treatment. I noticed some bruises about 4-5 hours later and was a lot more bruised the day after, purplish black kind of bruises. They lasted about 2-3 weeks at least. I did not see any results yet until week 4. My waist is about an inch smaller now at week 6! It does feel a bit tighter too. It was amazing how Liposonix could get rid of these stubborn fat after just one treatment! I swear it really works wonder but that’s only if you are willing go through pain. Otherwise, this is really not for you. If you have high pain tolerance then you might be able to tolerate this better than I did.

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Please also keep in mind that you body fat can come back anytime if you have an inactive lifestyle or uncontrolled diets.

Pricing for Liposonix: 1-9 spots = $300 each, 10-14 spots = $250 each, 15 above = $200 each. You can read more on how Liposonix works here. I hope this post will be useful for those who want have a slimmer body.

Love, nira.

 

Liquid Face Lift by Kowayo Aesthetic

If you want to look younger in a less than a week without surgery, you may want to read this post. Because I’m very excited to share with you about this facelift treatment I recently did two weeks ago. It’s called “Liquid Face Lift” or you can call it a “Soft Lift” botox injections with special techniques. I had concerns about my cheeks and eyelids areas and wanted to lift them up a little bit more to achieve a younger look.

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(Photo taken 2 weeks after treatment)

I thought this treatment was the best option so I went ahead with appointment booking at Kowayo Aesthetic Clinic. It’s a rare occasion that I look forward to a doctor’s appointment but this is really an exception case.

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Before that, I did some researches on a doctor/physician to make sure I will be in good hands and I think it is a very important step we shouldn’t skip. It will give you perspective into what to expect, and get a sneak peek into what others have received as well. I am really fortunate enough to consider myself in good hands of Dr Wong Kee Seng. You can read more about his profile here.

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Let me explain a bit more about Liquid Facelift Treatment before we jump into my results. This treatment is generally done to reduce signs of aging including wrinkles, saggy cheeks, fine lines and even droopy eyelids. It helps to life your face the non-surgical way, using “micro-botox” applied to relax superficial fine muscles.

After a consultation with Dr Wong, I was brought to another room to remove makeup and apply numbing creams for about 20 minutes. And then brought back to another room where aesthetic treatment is performed. I wouldn’t lie I was quite nervous since it was my first time trying botox. Yes, you read that right.

The nurse started to put an ice pack for a few seconds on areas where (and before) the injections will be applied. Dr Wong then gave small injections close to the jawline and forehead to lift my face upward, a bit of my chin to smoothen it, and eyebrow lift.

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Was it painful? No, there was a little bit of a pinch but it was not painful. Coming from a person like me who is sensitive to pain. Numbing cream and ice pack surely helps. It took only about 10-15 minutes to complete. My face instantly feels a little tighter with no visible bruising at all. Some patients might experience bruising or swelling, which goes away in 24 hours.

I was told that the full effect of Botox takes a couple days. It’s different for everyone. For me it took about 6-7 days to see full results. My skin looks firmer, smoother and tighter. I also see improvements at the eyebrow and eye areas. Many thanks to Dr Wong for helping me to achieve such results. I’m very satisfied with them.

You can find out more information at www.kowayoaesthetic.com or call them at +6568844280. Do check out their Facebook or Instagram for more reviews and stayed updated.

Stay beautiful, always.

Love, nira

Getaway in Phuket

It was a bit difficult for me to fall in love in Phuket after I already did with Bangkok, I think Phuket is still a really nice city for nice holidays. Although I didn’t explore much outside this trip but I really enjoyed a few days there in a nice hotel with beautiful views, friendly local people, good food and my own sweet time. I felt a little bit like a tourist as long as I’m not at home in Singapore or Bangkok city.

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This post I’m going to share some reviews on the recent hotel I was staying, Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach.

This hotel is pretty near to the airport which is about 10-15 minutes by car. It’s not in town areas but I love how quiet and peaceful this beach is. I didn’t see much of a tourist and there is still the true beauty of the old Phuket I used to remembered when I was a kid. If your main purpose is to party hard in Phuket, this is not the areas you want to be. For me, this is great.

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They have really nice welcoming and relaxing areas for both indoor and outdoor. I could just sit there for many hours with my current reading book and some nice cocktails.

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Lovely pool too I’d say. It’s just right outside the breakfast areas. I almost forget to mention how great their breakfast was. It’s one of best hotel breakfast (in Thailand) with variety of choices. If you have a chance, try their local noodle soup. It was so delicious I needed to take another bowl which is very rare for me especially for breakfast.

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This is how the beach right in front of the hotel looks like.

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A view from my hotel room balcony.

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Well, my only inconvenience was that I had to wait for hotel car/cart to take me back to my room and sometimes it could take up to 10-15 minutes.  However, I’d still recommend this hotel for those who is looking for a vacation here. I had an excellent stay.

Before finishing this post, I will also share with you one more place to go in Phuket, Cafe Del Mar in Kamala Beach, for a nice relaxing dinner by the beach. Good food and drinks with nice music. The sunset too, was really worth waiting for.

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Till then, enjoy and look forward to the holiday season soon.

Love, nira