Saturday, 26 December 2015

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Page Advisor - Home Services at your Fingertips!

Sooner or later, something at home is going to break. It’s usually the air-con isn't it? Or perhaps the TV suddenly goes on the blink...

Not only is this highly irritating, but the resulting hassle of having to call up a repairman or take your appliance down to a service centre is a real pain. And even though you know its better to get it sorted out as soon as possible, how many of us just sit on the problem and procrastinate about getting the job done? I know I am supremely guilty of doing this...

But if a new homegrown startup has its way, all of this hassle will quickly become a thing of the past. Local entrepreneurs Fabian Lim, Ho Boon Peng, Tan Jian Yong and Jamie Lee channelled two years and $500,000 of their own money into building PageAdvisor, a mobile app that aims to radically change the way we hire home service providers.

Through PageAdvisor, consumers can gain access to more than 1,400 registered service providers from over 100 specialised services. From handymen like electricians and plumbers to lifestyle providers like home spa therapists and private chefs, this app boasts them all. It’s easy to envision that this first-of-its-kind, one-stop app can hugely simplify the way we search for quick home fixes when we need them. In many ways its like the evolution of our trusty old Yellow Pages...

So how does PageAdvisor work? Essentially, those looking for a particular service will need to answer a short set of questions regarding their requirements — job scope, budget, preferred time slots and so forth. Once you hit send, you can sit back and relax while service providers submit quotes to bid for the job.

And in comparison to Googling for service providers and calling them up one by one, searching for a provider via PageAdvisor seems unbelievably speedy and convenient.

Next to speed, safety is probably the most important thing that we’d love guaranteed in a service provider. PageAdvisor provides that security, with a number of features aimed at making sure we get merchants that we can trust. Before accepting a quote, customers will be able to sort through ratings and reviews — contributed by past users — of each service provider bidding for the job. The app also comes with an enhanced PIN security feature, comprising a 4-digit code that you and your service provider will key in before you open your door to a stranger.

Through PageAdvisor’s Merchant Guarantee Programme (MGP), you won’t have to foot the bill if you have the misfortune of experiencing unsavoury vendors — service providers registered under the MGP will offer a 100% money back guarantee.

The PageAdvisor app is now available for Android and iOS. If you still need an incentive to try out the app, the LXGers have teamed up with PageAdvisor for a very special promotion!

From now until the 29th February 2016, our readers can use our unique promo code: LXGERS to enjoy up to 50% off up to every $40 spent. For example, if you get a service for $80, you will enjoy the maximum $40 off. If you get a service for $60, you will enjoy $30 off.

Each reader can only use the promo code twice.

Our very own LADY@LXG couldn't wait to try out the PageAdvisor app, and has already treated herself to a reflexology session at home!

Read her experience and review here.

LADY@LXG: The joy of having reflexology in the comfort of your own home!

Today I test-ran a service on Page Advisor and I was quite impressed. Maybe I have lived a sad sheltered life, but I have actually never tried a home service of this kind before, so it was quite a thrill. 

My home reflexology trial cost me only $60 for a 90-minute session. My reflexologist was a lovely lady named Iris, who  kneaded and massaged  my feet, sending shivers of pure bliss all the way up to my scalp. 

While she kneaded my tired footsies, I slouched on the sofa, sipped my expresso and gorged on Christmas cake while alternating between playing Panda Pop on my iPad and reading the latest Karin Slaughter novel. This truly was the height of relaxation for me. 90-minutes just for myself, no interruptions and no need to have to drag myself home on my jellyfied legs in crowded public transport.....absolute bliss! 

If you would like to enjoy up to 50% off on your selected service or treatment, simply use the discount code: LXGERS (please read the info in the graphic below for details) 

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Sherri discovers the best place to do last minute Christmas shopping!

The best place to do last minute Christmas shopping? Watsons of course!

It's that time of the year again and if you are still looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones, you are in big, big trouble. In case you haven’t noticed, Christmas is literally just around the corner! If you only have time to go to one place to buy everything for everybody, Watsons has you covered. 
Not only is it a one stop shopping paradise that carries anything from toiletries, diffusers to chocolates, it is really accessible too. With a branch in almost every mall, it is great for busy people like you and me, who don’t have time to make it to town. 
I have shortlisted a few items that you may want to zoom in on when you are there and have too many choices to make. ;)
Goodies for the grownups
Ok, this is not what you think it is. I know you are too lazy to think and just want to buy a box of chocolates as a gift.  But it is Christmas and buying regular chocolates will not cut it. Get the ones that will give you a kick. Yep, Watsons now carrys Cupido’s chocolates with liquor and cocktail fillings! They are really the best bitter-sweet festive treats, so yummy I can’t stop popping them myself! (from $4.90)
The all rounder 
Need to buy in bulk, but no idea what to get? Well toiletries are no brainers because they are pretty safe gift choices for just about anybody and unisex gifts too. Pretty packaging and practical, what’s there not to like? 
English brand Grace Cole gifts sets are beautifully presented and relatively inexpensive with prices starting from only $6.90.
The Fruit Works range divine duo’s packaging is bright and cheery. In the pack, you will find a small tube of shower gel and a nylon bath ball. ($6.90)
If you are looking for something more feminine, you can’t go wrong with the brand’s Romantic Rose range’s romantic trio. The lovely packaging with rose print is girlish and attractive. It includes a body wash, body cream and soap. ($10.90)
Baylis & Harding is another brand that offers pretty gift sets at Watsons. The brand’s Boudoire Collection Floral Bouquet and Garden House gift sets’ are full of English charm. Its limited edition Jojoba, silk & almond oil gift set’s packaging on the other hand, is classy and has just the right amount of glitter. (All $8.90 each)
Spreading love through the Air
Aromatherapy never went out of fashion. Grace Cole’s diffuser sets in Orchid and Sea Breeze are decorated with a watercolour print.  The former is pretty in romantic colours like pink purple and blue. The latter has splashes of green, blue and yellow.
Besides looking good and smelling nice, it also offers really good value at just $5.90 per set. 
Good thing to have when hosting parties at home and good to bring along as a gift when attending one at a friend’s place.

About today's writer:
We are really happy to welcome Sherri into our LXG family. Sherri was a crime desk and entertainment reporter turned lifestyle correspondent for SPH. She spent her the last 7 years of her career covering beauty, fashion and health stories. She now freelances as a translator and writer for several health, wellness and lifestyle magazine. A beauty junkie, fashionista wannabe and self-proclaimed foodie she will be one of the many contributing writers at LXG. 

Saturday, 19 December 2015

LIFESTYLE@LXG: The LADY embraces pure hydration with Sothys Hydra3Ha

"Healthy hydrated cells are the key to ageless skin and a healthy body" 

- Howard Murad

If you have read any of my posts, you will know that I have been having itchy and disgusting eczema on my face for the past two years (since I can’t seem to shut up about it). Anyway, the biggest problem with having eczema all over your face (apart from the itching, flaking skin and ugliness that is) is that it dries your skin almost to the very core, enhancing lines and wrinkles that no amount of moisturiser can heal.

This is where Sothys comes in. Recently, I decided to pop on down for the Sothys launch for their new Hydra3Ha cream and serum launch and it was love at first try. I personally love Sothys products, my must-have or I will die product is their Energising Night Cream which makes me look like I actually manage to sleep eight hours each night, when in fact I am lucky to clock around six or seven. 

But unfortunately, it does not help with my eczema and in some cases can even aggravate it, which is why their new Hyaluronic Acid range is a godsend, as its very gentle and keeps my parched skin deeply hydrated.

The cream is lightly scented and does not aggravate sensitive skin. In fact, the next morning, the skin on my face feels plumper and more hydrated. So if you have dehydrated skin, you really must try this range as its gentle but deeply hydrating! 

Monday, 14 December 2015

LADY@LXG: Is in love with Pureessentiel!

"Aromatherapy can help address the physical and emotional causes of pain"

I am a huge, huge fan of all things aromatherapy for a myriad of reasons, from personal to health. In fact, I even use pure essential oils (tea tree, lavender and peppermint - in case you were interested) to clean my house, as its non toxic and leaves the house smelling so lovely and the soothing lavender oil helps keep my hyper pup less crazy. 

At the media launch recently, we were given three products out of their comprehensive range to try: 

My favourite is the PURESSENTIEL PURIFYING Air Spray with 41 essential oils and  I was so excited to try it out that I started spritzing it around my house the moment I got home. Apart from the fact that it smells absolutely divine, it has helped  control my asthma and sinus from flaring up. So much so that I spray around the four corners of the room every night. 

The spray is said to get rid of bacteria, viruses, microscopic fungi and unpleasant odours. It also limits the sources of allergies, ensuring you breathe in purer air. With 41 essential oils and bio-alcohol, this product is 100% natural and free of cancer causing synthetic perfume (seriously, synthetic scents are bad- google it if you don't believe me). 

The Purifying Air Spray retails at $49.90 for 200 ML.
Something I can’t live without and use every night is the PURESSENTIEL MUSCLES & JOINTS Roller with 14 essential oils Ok so those of you who read my rants know that I have sensitive skin and am currently having an awful outbreak of eczema, which basically means that I can’t use almost anything. In fact, right now, I am even restricted from eating anything, which sucks with it being Christmas and all. The only benefit of restricting my chocolate and cake is the fact that I might actually lose some of that weight I have piled on. What I really like about this roller is that its tolerance tested, which essentially means that I can use it without my skin to breaking out in a rash. Its non photo-sensitizing, non photo-irritating, dye-and preservative-free, with no artificial fragrance and no mineral oils. The best part is that it smells so nice (not old-lady like at all) so much so that you can wear it when you go out (yeah its that nice!) and it works almost immediately, nixing pain upon contact almost. The Muscle and Joints Roller retails at $33.90.

PURESSENTIEL MUSCLES & JOINTS Soothing Balm + 14 essential oils This little pot of happiness is suitable for more intense pain and just like the roll-on, it smells really nice and botanical and will not leave you smelling like your granny, which means you can use it anytime you need it, even when you are going out. 

The velvety balm helps relax muscle tensions with its 14 essential oils. Its also 100% natural, 100% pure and 100% active, has no colouring, mineral oils or preservatives and retails at $26.90. 

The PUREESSENTIEL range is available exclusively at BEAUTY BY NATURE stores islandwide.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

LADY@LXG: Finally, a safe and natural solution for eczema!

"What do I love best about my eczema? The pain? The itch? The public embarrassment? Oh there is just so much to choose from!"

I honestly can’t believe that I forgot all about Salcura Zeoderm. I came across this lifesaver when it was first introduced to Singapore, but since I was not suffering from any skin ailment at that point in time, it completely slipped my mind. But now, since my eczema has flared up and spread onto my arms and legs making me look like some sort of red and swollen creature, I am so thankful that this product is so easily available (not to mention affordable) here in Singapore! 

Salcura Zeoderm Skin Repair Moisturiser is so gentle it can even be used on infants over 6 months of age. A powerful antioxidant, it defends against skin cell damage, while it helps irritated skin detox by binding and eliminating skin toxins.

I use this cream on my face and neck because the eczema had made my skin so parched that it literally cracks. This cream is lovely, you only need a little bit and it keeps skin deeply hydrated and protected and most importantly, it greatly reduces the itch. The cream makes my skin matte and seems to have a slight blurring effect, making my complexion look less red and inflamed. 

The Salcura DermaSprayTM Intensive is a very water-light lotion thats great to spritz on  super itchy or hard to reach areas. It lightly hydrates and nixes the instinct to rip your skin off. Its so gentle, it can even be used on infants over 12 months of age. 

Because it comes in a spray bottle, there is no rubbing, thus lessening any risk of infection or discomfort. The water light liquid absorbs deeply, is not greasy, doesn’t stain and can even be sprayed on the scalp. Unlike many products in the market, Salcura doesn’t mask the problem. Instead, its all natural ingredients reach lower skin layers to promote healthy new skin growth. 

Both products smell pleasant, Personally I like the scent a lot. Its a bit herbal (not TCM stinky herbs, but more aromatherapy type herbs) and the scent is very light, so it wont overpower your skin care or perfume.

I especially like the fact that the products do not contain any steroids, cortisones, hormones, peroxides, antibiotics, alcohol or parabans and very importantly it is not tested on animals! 

Don’t expect overnight miracles, although it will help soothe or stop the itchy feeling and heal the skin instantly. Like all things natural, give it a little while to work its magic to heal your skin from inside-out, trust me, the patience is worth it! 

Salcura Zeoderm Skin Repair Moisturiser retails at only $26.80 while Salcura DermaSprayTM Intensive retails at only $29.80 

Sunday, 1 November 2015

LADY@LXG: Thank God for Maybelline Mascara and Concealer...

"I am not one of those girls who needs to plaster on a whole face of slap before I can leave the house. At the same time, I do try to look and smell nice because, well because I respect myself, and I don't want to make little children run away crying".

Personally, I feel naked without my lipstick, mascara and concealer (for those areas that just need concealing). 

While I would love to have long, fluttery lashes that I can coyly flitter at attractive males that I come across, I was unfortunately born with a bit of stubby and sparse hair that perches precariously upon my eyelid, masquerading as lashes. Also, unlike most girls, I suck at wearing falsies. They always look lopsided, and I end up glueing my eyes shut, which is such a pain (literally)  - and that is why I am so very thankful to have discovered Maybelline's Lash Sensational Mascara which thanks to its lash catcher wand, can fan out even the stubbiest lashes, from one end to the other. 

The shorter bristles on one side of the wand allow you to go really close to your lash line, while the longer bristles help to fan out all the lashes, even the stubborn little ones, giving you nine-times more volume - so I can ditch those annoying falsies once and for all. 

Of course if you want major dolly eyes, you are still going to need those falsies I'm afraid, but for me, this works just fine. 

As for a concealer, I swear by YSL's Touche Eclat, although recently I bought a lovely one from Physicians Formula which gives a lovely sheer and natural coverage for a fraction of the price of my Touche Eclat.
Then recently, while trawling through Watsons, I discovered the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer, which comes in two colours and helps erase dark circles, puffiness and fine lines instantly (this really works by the way). 

The active formula with Haloxyl reduces the look of puffiness and shadows, while fading the appearance of under-eye circles. It applies very smoothly and covers completely. 

Unlike my usual concealer/highlighter, this product leaves skin matte with pretty good coverage. My skin felt like I had nothing on, but my dark circles and eczema was covered beautifully (although it did look a bit cakey on the flakey bits, but then what wouldn't right?). 

Saturday, 31 October 2015

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Tries out the world's #1 foundation!

LIFESTYLE@LXG is honoured to introduce the New L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation with micro-matching technology that matches all types of skin undertones, with six tailor-made shades for Asian skin.

Did you know that our skin undertones are determined by our genes and never change? Each complexion therefore has its own undertone: pink, neutral or golden.

To blend perfectly into the skin, L'Oréal Paris True Match has taken things a step further and developed a new formula that matches your skin tone as closely as possible for a flawless, tailor-made complexion for asian skin! 
Expect flawless coverage with a blend of five unique pigments which allows this new improved range to precisely match the warm, cool or neutral undertones on any Asian skin.
Finally a foundation that makes it possible to obtain a natural, true-to-skin finish.

Because dehydrated skin can look really flaky and uneven under foundation, L’Oréal Paris has come up with a foundation that is as virtuous as a cream, with a combination of Glycerin, Vitamin E and Vitamin B5 for barely there comfort. It provides 24-hour hydration, leaving skin smoother, softer and more hydrated after use, reducing the appearance of imperfections while caring for your skin at the same time.

The new True Match range of foundation will be  available in six asian friendly shades and is priced at only $30.90 and is available at major drugstores, SASA, selected departmental stores and super and hypermarkets from October 2015.

F1 Rose Ivory
F2 Rose Porcelain
N3 Nude Vanilla 
N4 Nude Beige 
G4 Gold Beige
G5 Gold Cream 

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

LADY@LXG: I HEART my La Roche Posay sleeping mask

The best thing you can do for your skin is to keep it hydrated and protected from the sun. Its actually as simple as that. 

I actually got this product from La Roche-Posay to feature in a magazine article I was working on, but unfortunately the direction of the story changed and I couldn't feature it. 
However, since it was a trial and review article, I had to try the product, and decided to use it before bed. The next morning, I woke up to plumper, hydrated and very happy skin. Even my stupid eczema decided it was happy and didn't flare up for a change (hoorah!). 
The Hydraphase Empowering Thermal Water Sleeping Mask is Infused with the highest concentration of La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water and Hyaluronic Acid, perfect for sensitive and dehydrated skin (like my own) to absorb and retain moisture, which helps to protect and strengthen the skin’s barrier function. 
The mask's time-release hydration function, continuously quenches the skin when you most need it most, which is at night when the aircon is blasting away. The mask locks in the moisture within the skin all night long, restoring and preserving the skin's barrier. 
Skin cells are strengthened and recover their anti-oxidant and anti-pollution defences to better fight daily aggressors like the haze and pollution. 

I love this mask so much that I use it almost every night, especially when my eczema is acting up. I also plan to use this on the plane on my upcoming trip, to keep my skin hydrated and protected from the ultra drying airplane air (yay!). 

The Hydraphase Empowering Thermal Water Sleeping Mask is $42.90 and is available at Derma Center (Westgate Mall), major pharmacies like Watsons, Guardian, Unity and selected hospital pharmacies.

Monday, 26 October 2015

LADY@LXG: The LADY discovers the ultimate matte lip colour!

"Of course true beauty comes from within, but lipstick just adds a little pizzaz...and who doesn't need a little pizzaz in their life?"

I personally find that its not easy to wear matte shades, be they lip colour or nail polish, as they can be quite unforgiving, highlighting every single flaw and sleight of hand, unlike their glossy counterparts.

However, having said that, I recently splurged on a matte lipstick in the most divine plum shade for almost $70, but  sadly it ended up making me look like an aging vampire. 

Note to self, avoid matte lipsticks in very dark shades, as it ages, ironically due to the matte and drying effect of the lipstick.

This is why, I was initially skeptical about trying out another matte lip colour, but as always, I couldn't resist the lovely shades at the counter and the very, very attractive price. 

What makes this lip colour even more cool is that it is not tested on animals, which means a lot to me personally, being a mummy to six fur-kids. It also has no fragrance, no carmine, and no paraben so I can wear it confidently, without worrying about damaging or discolouring my lips. I decided to play it safe this time and get a more natural shade and I must admit that I was so impressed that a product that was so wallet-friendly, could be so good in quality. 

The balm was silky smooth against my lips thanks to the Calendula Flower Oil, White Mulberry Extract and Vitamin E, and the pigment was strong enough to give me a thick coat of colour after just one pass with the pencil. Although matte, its very silky and smooth and does not age me at all. Over all, I love the range of colours, the fact that its long lasting and that the price is so affordable that I could buy all six-shades without breaking the bank. 

SILKYGIRL Matte Fever Lipcolor Balm retails for $13.90 at all major pharmacies, personal care and departmental stores and is available in six flattering shades: Flame, Desire, Charm, Siren, Passion and Vogue

Sunday, 25 October 2015

LADY@LXG: Blasting my fat cells with LIPOSONIX

Ok so while I wouldn't call myself fat, neither am I as skinny as I once was. A girl's got to face the fact that once she turns 30, everything she eats starts to miraculously turn up in inappropriate areas, like her tummy, arms or thighs. Unfortunately, I am not one of those lucky girls whose excess fat ends up in her boobs. Sadly, my boobs have decided to remain their original size, refusing to increase even by a centimetre (curse you bad genes!).

Anyway, as I was saying, while I may not be exactly fat, I am still very unhappy with certain bits on my body. I mean if we are totally honest, no matter how skinny we are, there are going to be bits that we don't love. After all, we are only human and we can't help being influenced by the media and pictures of very hungry looking models looking amazing in over-priced clothes. 

After a VERY long time of hating my love handles and lower belly, I finally decided to do something about it. Working out was not really doing much, especially as I had a weakness for all things edible. So after much thought, I decided to speak to Dr. Elias Tam of EHA Clinic about my problem. Dr. Tam has treated my mother previously and I trusted him implicitly to give me the right advice regarding my love-handles. 

Finding the right doctor, someone whom you can trust with your health and physical appearance is crucial. I know lots of people shop around for the cheapest clinic. I would seriously advise against this, simply because as the old adage goes "if you pay peanuts, you are going to get monkeys" and I don't think I want a bunch of monkeys messing with my face or body. I like Dr. Tam because he doesn't try to sell me anything. Instead he listens to what I have to say and then advises me on what treatment options are available. He is also very honest and I trust him, which is why I decided to go back to him for my treatment.

After photographing me from every angle and ensuring that I actually had enough fat in my problem areas to treat, Dr. Tam gave me the okay and I was good to go! I was so excited because I would finally be able to get rid of my muffin top! 

After taking a couple of painkillers, the nurses prepped me and the treatment began. I must say that because I only had just enough fat to qualify for the treatment, it was quite painful. Its quite ironic that the more fat that you have, the less pain you will experience. So anyway, certain areas were quite painful and I had to grit my teeth and stop myself from asking them to stop, because if I could just bear with the pain for the duration, in three months, I would lose 1-inch from my love-handles. Thats enough of a motivation to grin and bear with it I reckon. I am also so thankful that Dr.Tam chatted with me about everything under the sun, because it helped distract me from the pain, so thank you doctor, you rock! 

Its only been 1 month since I had my treatment and I can see so much improvement, and this is even though I have been snacking uncontrollably and have even gained 2 kilos, so I am quite impressed. 

If you have fat and wobbly bits that no amount of exercise and diet can help improve, I would really suggest you give Liposonix a try. 

For the month of October (2015), Liposonix is priced at $200 for a minimum of 5 squares. Simply call EHA Clinic on 6235 3325 for more details. For invaluable beauty and skin care tips, like their Facebook page.

Friday, 16 October 2015

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Beat the stink with Bioré Men's Deodorant Body Wash

Photo courtesy of: Daily Mail UK

Did you know that men sweat up to 50% more than women? Worse yet, when this sweat reacts with the bacteria and sebum present on the skin, it produces what we know as body odour. 

Are you guilty of being a stinker? 

Say goodbye to constant nagging from your lady friend about your pong with this trio of life saving deo body washes. Thanks to Japanese innovation and creativity, Men's Bioré has come up with this special range, created specifically for men. 

Engineered for optimum cleansing of dirt, sebum and sweat from pores, this shower gel helps to minimise the remnants of dirt left on the skin from deteriorating to cause body odour. It contains a strong anti-bacterial formula and deodorising ingredient to neutralise any odour produced, resulting in a lasting, deep down and refreshing clean feel without drying out your skin. 

This range comes in - Fresh Mint Deodorant Body Wash, Mild Soap Deodorant Body Wash and Cool Gel Deodorant Body Wash, all of which smell wonderful and are formulated with cooling menthol, for a refreshing tingly feeling. 
The Men’s Bioré Deodorant Body Wash range (440ml) retails at $6.95 and is available in NTUC Fairprice, Watsons and Guardian.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Show some love for boobs this October!

Love Boobs? Well so does cancer.

In support of boobs and breast cancer awareness, Grabcar is selling limited edition t-shirts in an effort to raise funds to support the Singapore Cancer Society's activities to educate the women in Singapore about breast cancer awareness.

Did you know that the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer in Singapore is increasing at an average of 3% annually? Thats not something to take lightly.  
The limited edition ‪#‎GrabitBeatit‬ t-shirts are selling for $15, so grab a tee and show your support for breast cancer awareness! You can get yours from the 5-9th and 12-16th Oct, between 11am -4pm, via the GrabTaxi app by selecting the #GrabitBeatit fleet icon (delivery is free!). Each tee, also comes with a special Pink Kit, comprising of an instruction car for self examination and button badges. 
All proceeds will be given to the Singapore Cancer Society, which provides support to women fighting breast cancer. 

GrabCar is also providing up to $8 off on rides to selected breast cancer exam centres from the 1st to 31st October. First time users of the GrabTaxi app can use the promo code: Grabpink when booking their Grabcar. The list of breast cancer screening clinics can be found here:
Find out more at #GrabitBeatit

Love selfies? Stuck on instagram? Well from the 12 - 31st October, simply take a photo of yourself, duck face and all, in your #GrabitBeatit tees to show your support for the cause. 
Every week, two people with the most creative photos will win attractive prizes! 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

GRABSPEED - The SuperCar Experience.

To add to the Lady's report today of our Supercar experience with GrabTaxi, here's a short video of our smooth ride in their Maserati GranTourismo.

In turbo-charged comfort we escaped the city traffic for a while and drove a couple of circuits along Singapore's open highways.

Yep, I could certainly get used to this...

For more information on how you could get a SUPERCAR ride for yourself, check out GRABTAXI's Facebook Page.


LADY@LXG: To lunch in a Porsche Carrera; Homeward-bound in a Maserati GranTurismo!

Yeah that's our Porsche Carerra waiting to take us for lunch!
As far as I have always been concerned, a car is a car - is a car. 

So long as it gets me from point A to B in one piece, I am good. Point out a car and ask me what model it is and I will tell you its a white / silver / black / champagne coloured car with four-wheels. 

Now point out a Black Forest Gateau and I can wax lyrical about the texture of the cake, the icing and the cherries. Yeah, I know, I am cool like that.... 

But this 'whatever' attitude towards cars would soon come to an end, when I stepped into the cool confines of my Porsche Carrera (okay, so technically it doesn't belong to me, but hey, a girl can dream right?)

Today, we woke up and  decided to go for lunch to Taratata Bistrot in Keong Siak, in a sleek and sexy Porsche Carrera. I mean, why go by taxi, when you can choose a SUPERCAR right?

After booking our SUPERCAR on the GrabTaxi app, a Porsche Carrera, together with a uniformed chauffeur, drove over to pick us up, much to the envious glances (gathered from the twitching curtains) of our neighbours!

So to irritate our neighbours just a bit more, we decided to take a quad-zillion photos of ourselves with the car... yeah we are mature like that too!

Angus beef steak with shallot sauce and lemon tart 

A delightfully decadent meal and many expressos later, we decided to opt for a more spacious Maserati GranTurismo to accommodate our expanded bellies and back to the GrabTaxi app we went and booked our second SUPERCAR. Easy, peasy japaneasy! 

Thanks to GrabTaxi, we at LXG (well some of us, cos they are sports cars after all, and can't accommodate more than two people at the very most) got to ride in two of the seven SUPER CARS roaming the streets of Singapore as a lead up to the upcoming F1. 

It was pretty precious having heads turn as we got out of our Porsche Carrera and sauntered down Keong Siak at the height of lunch hour, like we travel fancy on a daily basis.
Decided to take the Maserati GranTurismo back home

If you would like to enjoy a free ride on one of the seven SUPERCARS courtesy of GrabTaxi, click this link for more information. 

Do hurry cos the free rides on the seven SUPERCARS is only until the 20th of September.

LIFESTYLE@LXG: Ride away in a Porsche Carrera with GrabTaxi

The fleet of 7 Super Cars by GrabTaxi

OMG!! From the 15th- 20th of September, you can ride in one of the seven super cars roaming around the CBD area for absolutely free, all thanks to GrabTaxi!

From the 16th - 17th September, if you are around the CBD area from 11am-12noon and 1pm - 5pm, you can book your FREE SUPER CAR ride on the GrabTaxi app, selecting the GrabSpeed icon in the menu and entering the promo code GrabSpeed. From the 18th to the 20th September, you can grab your free SUPERCAR ride from around the Tanglin, Orchard and City Hall area from 10am - 12noon, 1pm - 6pm and from the F1 area from 8pm -12 midnight. So hurry and download the free GrabTaxi app today!

But do remember, these are sports cars, so they can only accommodate 1 person, so leave your posse at home or get them to book their own supercars!

As the cherry on top the already sweetened icing on the cake, GrabTaxi is also giving a surprise gift to two lucky winners daily, from the 15th-17th September, who manage to book a ride on one of the supercars! 

Have fun and check out our next post about our awesome GrabSpeed experience!

Saturday, 8 August 2015

LIFESTYLE@LXG: $15 off your first GRABCAR ride only until the 10th August!

If you haven't already taken advantage of this great offer, do so soon, because its only valid until the 10th of August!!

Share this link with your friends too, so everyone can travel more or less for free this National Day weekend! 

Don't forget that this offer is valid only for fist time Grabcar and taxi users, so if you are already a Grabtaxi user, use your mum's, dad's, brother/ sister's phones and enjoy your free ride!

Thursday, 6 August 2015

LADY@LXG: Loving the world's first facial epilator by BRAUN!

How is it that women with moustaches are able to convince themselves that the the thick carpet of hair on their upper-lip is not really that noticeable? 
I have actually had hair-pullingly frustrating conversations with highly educated women in high powered careers, who have convinced themselves that they either do not have a moustache - its simply a case of shadows caused by their nose or the direction of the

sun or light source (I kid you not) or, that the hair on their upper lip is so delicate and fine, that its barely noticeable, when in fact, its so darn thick, they could give most men a run for their money. 

Personally, I am very into grooming. In fact, as far as I am concerned, a woman should only have hair on her head, eyebrows and lashes (and private-bits, should she choose to do so). Anywhere else, is just not attractive nor particularly hygienic. 

Before you start labelling me an anti-feminist, let me say that I am all for women's rights, and grooming oneself does not make a woman less of a feminist, nor does a thick matt of armpit hair signify that you are a spokesperson for Women's Lib. Because grooming is all about self-respect and it doesn't matter if you are a man or a woman, hairy legs and short skirts, just don't work, period.

I usually have my brows and upper-lip threaded weekly. I love threading because its fast, precise and leaves me looking clean and groomed, but its not exactly convenient or economical, which is why, I was so excited when BRAUN sent me their Braun Face

With 10 micro-openings for super-efficient epilation, Braun Face keeps you fuzz-free for up to four weeks. Epilation with Braun Face is also 200 times faster than manual tweezers and can remove hairs four times shorter than traditional waxing (these are not empty claims. The gadget can actually wrench out, even the teeniest hairs without the pain usually associated with tweezing). The epilator also provides a gentle experience and more precise results than alternative epilators. In seconds, it gives you smooth, hair-free skin that lasts for weeks and makes you actually look like a woman again!

Braun Face is very easy to use. Just a few swipes across your upper lip, and even the most minuscule hairs are gone, the best part, its not painful. This actually surprised me, 'cos I expected it to hurt a bit, like tweezing or threading, but for some reason, it doesn't. Its far less painful, so if  you are afraid of pain, this little beauty is for you! Just be careful when epilating your brows, because its easy to lose control, especially if its your first time using it, and you can end up losing an eyebrow. I accidentally removed a part of my brow, which did not do much for my looks, but it was totally my fault for getting a little too excited with the gadget on the first try. 

I love how beautiful and slim the epilator is. Its seriously so compact and light-weight, I can pop it into my bag and take it wherever I go. In fact, I love BRAUN, cos even my regular epilator is by them and its a gadget that I totally can't live without! I also love the fact that it comes with a detachable facial brush head, which means that when I travel, I only need to pack one gadget, which will keep me looking groomed and cleansed with little effort. 

Braun Face retails at $99 and is available in Singapore at all major electrical chain stores, departmental stores, leading hypermarkets and independent electrical stores. 

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