Saturday, 1 June 2013

LADY@LXG: "P is for Panda!"

In the forests of China upon a tree-lined hill 
there lives a critter that doesn't look real

With a two-toned coat and a face so cute

This bear-like creature dines on bamboo shoots

With its ambling gait and toy-like face

It looks like something you'd win in a games arcade

This creature is a panda

Monochromatic and rare

We all love pandas, how could you not dare!

To celebrate Vesak Day in Singapore & Malaysia, Luxury Haven is collaborating with foodpanda on a Giveaway! 4 lucky creative bloggers will get some yummilicious prizes from foodpanda!

This Giveaway is hosted by Luxury Haven.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

LADY@LXG: Hair Be Gone!!!

Hair, hair everywhere, except where I would rather have it be...

There is nothing more off-putting than a hairy woman. As sexist as it may sound, I do believe that if a woman wants to wear short skirts and sleeveless tops, she should ensure that she is hair-free in those areas, simply for hygienic, if not aesthetic reasons. 

I usually resort to shaving and epilating my underarms, but I wanted to find a permanent solution for my unwanted hair. I really didn’t like how my underarms looked darker after shaving and how I couldn’t apply deodorant directly after, and that’s how I came across SopranoXL. 
 SopranoXL is completely painless and safe for even those with tanned or darker skin tones, unlike IPL which can cause burns. This is because IPL devices emit non‑coherent polychromatic light and although the wavelength can be adjusted with filters, the spectrum is too broad and they don’t offer sufficient precision. While laser hair removal on the other hand uses “selective photothermolysis” through a device that makes light converge into a narrow beam with a single wavelength - making it more stable, measured and focussed. 

Here’s some basic science to explain how they both work to kill unwanted hair: lasers and IPL use photoepilation to kill unwanted hair follicles by converting light rays to heat in order to “burn” the hair follicle without injuring the skin. The rays target the melanin that pigments the hair. Unlike those of us with fair skin, those with darker skin contain melanin in both their hair and skin -  this means, darker skinned folk require high‑precision devices that can distinguish between melanin in the hair and melanin in the skin, or they could get burned.

For this experiment, I will be having five sessions of Soprano at The Sainte Chapelle Clinic with Aesthetic Doctor Aaron Pang, to see if all the hype about this machine is well deserved. I had my first session on the 14th of May and two weeks later, my underarm hair growth has reduced tremendously. I only have to shave once a week and it remains perfectly hair-free for the whole week or more. 

If you are interested in ridding your hair from problem areas, seven sessions of SopranoXL for the underarms at The Sainte Chapelle Clinic is priced at $2300 (before GST), although the doctor usually recommends an eighth complimentary touch-up session to ensure permanent hairless-ness.

I will be undergoing a session every month from May till September 2013 and will post an update after each session to give you an idea on what to expect, how it feels and if its worth the investment. Today’s post is a bit wordy and scientific, only because I want you to understand why I chose SopranoXL over the more common and much cheaper IPL and why you should perhaps consider doing so too. In my next post, I will take you through the procedure and give you tips on what you should and should not do before the procedure.

For more information, contact Dr. Pang or his very helpful staff at The Sainte Chapelle Clinic, #B1-10, Marina Square. 6 Raffles Boulevard, S039594. Tel: 63363128.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

LXG SALE: ‘Visa My Finds’ launches with ‘Bigger Better Sale’

The Visa My Finds platform is being launched with two exciting offers! 
The first “find” provides Visa cardholders with exclusive Online Delivery Protection, free of charge for purchases made on Visa cards issued in Singapore. The coverage is for all online purchases for a period of six months from 30 May 2013 and provides protection against non-delivery and damaged items.

The second “find” will help Visa cardholders to get even better deals as part of the upcoming Bigger Better Sale. Singapore Shoppers will be offered further deals on top of existing discounted prices for goods and services.

On 30 May will kick off with a 24 hour sale with up to 80 per cent off. Online shoppers can expect some of the most exciting and unique “finds” available from merchants such as Adidas, Jetstar, Luxola Zalora, Golden Village and Courts.

In addition to discounted prices, there will be giveaways and other exciting offers available for those that register for the sale such as:

·         Up to 80% off at plus S$20,000 in gifts and vouchers 

·     S$5.00 regular movie tickets at Golden Village booked via iGV mobile app - for movies on 31 May 
·        50% off selected items at plus designer handbag giveaways 
·        S$34 ticket to Kuala Lumpur at (one-way, all inclusive) 
·        Travel deals as low as S$299 at Misa Travel ( 
·        Complimentary shipping vouchers for 100 lucky customers on vPost 
·        Discounts up to 65% at Courts

Thereafter for the next 9 days, these merchants will continue to offer a series of supplementary deals
and promotions for online shoppers to enjoy!

Visa cardholders should visit today to register for the Bigger Better Sale to ensure they are ready to take advantage of the great deals when the sale goes live on 30 May.

Right now to mark the final day before Bigger Better Sale we have 3 amazing offers:

1. 1000 Free Golden Village movie tickets
2. 200 Premium Clipper Tea set worth $30
3. Finally if you are a TOP 3 biggest referrer by 8pm 31 May you will win one of our 3 luxury bags from Prada, Loewe and Gucci worth $3000!

To win just refer a minimum of 5 friends to sign up using your unique link, which will be emailed to you once you sign up.
For more information on Visa My Finds and to register for Visa Online Delivery Protection visit