Thursday, 21 August 2014

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Natural Healings opens its first branch in Chinatown!

"Many of us take better care of our automobiles than we do our own bodies… yet the auto has replaceable parts".

- B.J. Palmer

By opening their third outlet at China Town Point Natural Healings hopes to introduce Chiropractic treatment - something that has always been perceived as a very western form of alternative treatment - to the people of Chinatown, the home of traditional Chinese medicine.
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The wellness centre aims to bring its unique brand of pain relief and preventive treatments to a wide cross-section of Singaporeans. By integrating chiropractic and physiotherapy, the treatment plan targets to help patients achieve relief from chronic pain and illness, sports and work-related injuries, as well as pain caused due to illness and aging.

This is achieved by combining hands-on therapy utilizing state-of-the-art equipment with specialized stretching exercises using modern gymnasium equipment and facilities. Completely needle-free, this is a great solution for all you needle-phobes out there suffering in silence.

Natural Healings caters to everyone in the family – from the youngest to the oldest, with specifically designed treatments that focus on both pain management and injury prevention.
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Their new Chinatown branch is located at 133 New Bridge Road, #B1-38, China Point. To make an appointment or find out more, call them on 6225 2202.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

LADY@LXG: On a quest for the perfect brows with ALLURE Beauty

" I find that nothing frames a face so beautifully, or gives an instantaneous lift quite like perfectly shaped brows" - Anastasia 

I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, I had no eyebrows and looked like an alien, so my father, in an Eureka moment, decided to shave my non-existent brows, resulting in a fine, downy growth of hair - and that, dear reader, is how I got my eyebrows. 

But as I grew older and realized how important our eyebrows are in framing our face, my fine downy brows were just not enough. Although beautifully shaped and arched, thanks to weekly threading appointments, my skills with a brow pencil were quite clumsy and primitive and it took me ages to draw each morning. Needless to say, this left me quite frustrated and irritable, not the best mood to be in just before a long commute in a cramped train! 

Then several years ago I was invited down to Allure Beauty for a media trial and two hours later, I left with the most spectacular brows in human history!

Since then, I have insisted on having my brows done only by the trained professionals at Allure. Although some may consider it a bit pricey, I think its a sum worth paying for quality brows, which will last you up to two whole years. This is unlike other places which may charge less, but the brows just don’t go the distance in terms of shape, how long it lasts and how much detail is put into every strand of hair that is painstakingly drawn amidst your own natural hair. 

Allure Beauty celebrated their 12th anniversary this year with a newly revamped Allure Beauty Salon at West Mall. This outlet boasts 1,182 square foot space with eight individual beauty suites, ten beauty couches, two couple rooms, one eyebrow suite and four facial suites!  

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 1 Bukit Batok Central Link, #04-10. West Mall. S(659713). Telephone +65 6898 2242.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

LADY@LXG: I ‘heart’ my new Braun Satin-Hair 5 dryer HD 510

I have finally (after more than 30 years) come to realize that there are no bad hair days, just bad hair tools! 

After having existed my entire life on this planet without ever having owned a hair dryer (much to my stylist’s dismay), I was handed a snazzy looking new model from Braun. To this day, I don’t know why Braun chose me of all people to test-drive their new dryer, especially since I hadn’t the foggiest clue as to how to use the thing. I suspect it was my post on Shiseido where I featured a ‘before and after’ photo of my hair, which was when I finally realized that I had spent the past three decades fooling myself that my hair looked awesome from every angle.

So after admiring my sleek new Braun Satin-Hair 5 dryer HD 510 for a few days, I decided to visit my stylist who promptly dropped to his knees and thanked the heavens for this blessing (I honestly don’t know why I stick with him, what with all his overly dramatic gestures and sarcasm) and promptly gave me a “hair drying for dummies” tutorial.

Its been a month and I have dried my hair almost daily (if I am not leaving the confines of my house I just let it drip dry). The beautiful thing is so easy to use. It is lightweight, not too hot, has a funky green light that releases ions and keeps my hair shiny and pretty - and best of all, my hair actually looks groomed and sleek and does not turn up on one side and inwards on the other.

I seriously love my Braun Satin-Hair 5 dryer HD 510. If I had more space in my house, I would build a display case for it and admire it upon waking every day. At the moment, I store it in it’s nice box in my cupboard together with my Ferragamo bag. 

I am big enough to admit that I was an idiot to not get a hair dryer sooner. But more importantly, I think its important to get the right dryer, as opposed to any old model you see in the store.

I love my Braun Satin-Hair 5 dryer HD 510, not just because its so sexy, sleek and black and has a funky green ion light, but also because;
Unlike other heat stylers which increase the risk of static build up, my new Braun Satin-Hair 5 dryer HD 510 helps eliminate this effect. It’s unique ion technology (the funky green light) acts like a natural moisturizer during drying, taming frizz and static and leaving one’s hair gorgeously shiny and smooth. Because every individual hair is unique, the Satin-Hair 5 dryer has 3 heat and 2 airflow settings that can be adjusted separately to match the needs and requirements of your hair type and styling preferences. The calibrated fan technology distributes the heat evenly so that your hair gets dried efficiently without drying out.  

The Cold Shot function (which I have yet to use) allows you to cool your hair and set your style in place. The cold shot also protects, preventing the heat from remaining in your hair longer than necessary. The heat may go, but the style will last longer.  
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If you are looking for an awesome hair dryer, you have to get yourself the Braun Satin-Hair 5 dryer HD 510 which retails at just $99.