Mucota Scena Treatment Review: Mosche Grand Hyatt Singapore

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Made in Japan, Mucota is one of the top prestigious hair care brands. Its Mucota Scena Treatment focuses on mechanism of hair damage that gives hair freshness and shining luster, creating more beautiful hair.

With Mucota Scena Treatment, it’s advanced nano-technology to the rescue! Using advances in material-sciences and biotechnology, Scena+ restores and protects hair by focusing on replacing important natural elements that make up the intercellular components in hair.

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I enjoy pampering my hair as much as my skin. So indulging in both scalp and hair treatments are of utmost importance to me in order to achieve healthy and lustrous hair.

It was one of those days where I had visited Mosche at Grand Hyatt Singapore to have my hair done, and was highly recommended to try their 3-Step Mucota Scena Hair Treatment, which I shall be sharing in this post.
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The Top 5 Golf Courses in Portugal

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Portugal is home to the world’s best golf courses and the top destination for recreational and professional golfers. It's sunny, warm region of Algarve alone, for example, is home to more than 40 golf courses, with most having championship layouts and are known all over the golfing world. Learn about golf holidays in Algarve and why they are anticipated by many, here are more information. There are also known golf courses in the Lisbon coast and even in the majestic Madeira Island located in the Atlantic Ocean. Basically, there is a golf course for anybody in Portugal, along with seeing amazing sights and sounds.

Here are the top golf courses found in Portugal:

1. San Lorenzo Golf Course
Located in the exclusive Quinta de Lago estate in Algarve, San Lorenzo is hailed as one of the most renowned golf course in Portugal and one of the finest in Europe. It is an 18-hole par 72 course was made by American golf architect Joseph Lee. It has a designed similar to a figure of 8 and laid out with beautiful Bermuda grass. Playing in San Lorenzo can be smooth, but it also has some very challenging holes that test strength and accuracy.

2. Penha Longa Atlantico
World- famous golf architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed Penha Longa Atlantico, which is located within the upmarket Penha Longa resort near Sintra. This 18-hole par 72 course lies overlooking the expansive Atlantic Ocean and situated within a protected natural reserve. Playing in Penha Longa Atlantic requires bold and strategic plays due to the courses varying elevation. It is also ranked as one of the finest golf courses in Europe.

3. Vale do Lobo Royal
Known for its scenic setup that made one of the most photographed holes, the 16th hole of Vale do Lobo’s Royal Golf Course is famous in the European Golf scene. Its famous cliff- top carry over is considered one of the trickiest shots in Portugal and hailed as Algarve’s symbol of golf. Vale do Lobo Royal is an 18- hole par- 72 course designed by Sir Henry Colton in the 1960s.

4. Oceanico Victoria
Designed by Almond Palmer, Oceanico Victoria is the venue for the prestigious Portugal Masters and the PGA World Cup on many occasions. This exquisitely designed course is one of the many layouts in Vilamoura Resort in the Algarve coast. Natural water hazards, this 18- hole par -72 course, presents a series of challenging shots that even professionals took some second- guessing on strategy. Apart from these, the overall terrains put up a really big challenge for accuracy and strength.

5. Monte Rei Golf Club
Located in Tavira in the Eastern hinterland of Algarve, and one of the many courses in the area of studded cork oak and olive trees, the Monte Rei is an 18- hole par- 72 layout designed by American golf legend Jack Nicklaus is only a few distance from the coast and have an easy access to convenient resort facilities. The golf club itself has fabulous on-site villas complete with excellent five- star club amenities. Several water hazards, bunkers, and some thrilling deep make this golf course a perfect place to practice your play.

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Celebrate National Day 2017, Catch So Singapore at Sentosa!

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Immerse in a So Singapore experience at Sentosa from July to August, where a slew of exciting free day and night programmes and activities is set to give locals and tourists a truly Singapore adventure in celebration of the Nation’s 52nd Birthday!

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Heritage Carnival 2017
Travel Back in Time for a Historical Experience Including Tasty Treats
From 4 August to 13 August, enjoy delectable and original local tastes while travelling back in time at the unique Heritage Carnival 2017 – So Singapore at Palawan Green, where guests will meet and interact with roving costumed characters from Singapore’s pre-war days. Featuring Singaporean delights such as Peranakan Kueh, Burger Bombs and Chendol, the inaugural carnival will offer dishes from more than 20 stalls, as well as various exciting activities! Check out the outdoor obstacle course for children, movies under the stars and larger-than-life photo props at the carnival too!
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Mobike Celebrates 100 Days in Singapore with FREE Rides!

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Mobike, the world’s first and largest smart bike-sharing company, and Mastercard today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intention to support Singapore’s drive towards greater digitalization of its transport payments ecosystem and enable a smart, connected, and sustainable city.

This collaboration will enhance a convenient, robust, secure, and seamless payment system for Mobike riders in Singapore. The integration of Masterpass, Mastercard’s global digital payment solution, within the Mobike mobile application will allow riders to make fast and secure in-app payments. The partnership will also bring tangible insights into the way urban residents travel, and enable local city planners to examine Singapore’s transportation systems and how they can be made smarter and more flexible.

The partnership is part of Mastercard’s smart cities initiative to use innovation, technology and data analytics to transform the consumer experience and deliver solutions that address the challenges cities face.
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A Better Florist Giveaway Winner at Luxury Haven!

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Featured in several places such as Forbes, Yahoo and Straits Times is, A Better Florist, offering free same-day delivery of fresh flowers islandwide in Singapore.

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A Better Florist is currently partnering with Shopee Studios to help you bring out the inner florist in you! Pick up some basic flower arrangement skill at their Flower Jamming Session! Learn some tricks and tips in creating the perfect bouquet with their talented florists.

Workshop Details:
  • Date: 22 Jul 2017, Sat
  • Venue: Shopee HQ
    2 Science Park Drive, #03-01, Tower A, Ascent, Singapore 11822
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Now, here’s announcing the Winner of Luxury Haven’s Giveaway; the lucky reader will be receiving beautiful flowers worth $72 from A Better Florist! Are you one of them?
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British Airways Announces Partnership with The White Company

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British Airways announced its plans to give customers a great night’s sleep in the sky through a partnership with the luxury lifestyle brand, The White Company. The iconic British retailer will supply bedding and amenity kits in Club World as part of the airline’s £400m (S$ 716m) customer investment plan, with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all.

Later this year, customers travelling in Club World between Heathrow and New York JFK will be given a new elegant day cushion which will double up as a fantastic lumbar support when working or relaxing on board.

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Exclusively for British Airways, The White Company have also designed a bespoke, luxuriously soft large pillow and pillowcase. To enhance customers’ comfort, the double-sided pillow, which has been expertly designed for day and night use, features cosy grey fabric on one side and crisp white cotton on the reverse. Customers will also be given a super-soft woven blanket with satin trim and a specially developed luxury duvet to improve their quality of sleep, as well as a padded mattress cover giving an extra layer of comfort. The new bedding from The White Company will then be gradually rolled out across British Airways’ other long-haul routes.
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CDC Anti-Clog #1 Units Giveaway Winners by Air Connection!

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Aircon maintenance can be a headache especially when you encounter problems like water leakage. Thanks to Air Connection Design, 3 winners will each receive 1 set of these CDC Anti-Clog #1 Units for their air conditioning system, and each unit stays effective for a full 3 months!

CDC Anti-Clog #1 Units control the growth of slime-forming bacteria, leading to a safer environment, and also help to prevent water leakage in your air-conditioning system. Here’s announcing the winners!
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Getting Rid of Keloid Scar with Lasers and Steroid Injection

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A #Keloid scar is one in which there is an overgrowth of dense fibrous tissue. This develops after the injury has healed, and it usually has a smooth top and pink or purple in colour.

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I had a nasty fall last year, and left with an open wound in my knee cap. I failed to stop the bleeding that day and panicked. Alone and totally at a loss, unsure if I should go to a doctor, I recalled having the mobile number of Dr Tam of EHA Clinic, my aesthetic doctor for 5 years now. I quickly snapped couple of photos and What’s App Dr Tam who responded almost instantly, asking me to head to the nearest doctor.

I managed to skip the long queue at the clinic after the nurse saw my knee bleeding profusely. The GP advised me to go to the hospital for stitches, or I could have the wound glued on the spot there. I was too weak to make it to the hospital alone, hence opted for the glue instead.

This post will document the healing stages of my Keloid Scar, and the different methods used to treat it. So if you or any members of your family with a keloid scar formed after a surgery or a bad fall, I hope my experience will come in handy should anyone of you need to remove the keloid and lighten the scar.
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Spicy Brinjal Fries with Minced Pork Recipe ( 香辣茄子炒肉碎 )

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Are you a fan of Eggplant ( 茄子 ), or otherwise known as Brinjal or Aubergine? Prized for its unique taste and texture, the glossy purple fruit becomes tender when cooked and it is widely used in its native India.

When buying eggplants, always choose those that are firm, and skin should be smooth and shiny without bruises. When cooking eggplants, I would usually slice them and sear both sides before stir frying till soft and mushy with other ingredients. But for this dish, I am trying out another method – a dry version.

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During my recent trip to Perak, I tried a different style of cooking in one of the Restaurants in Ipoh. The eggplant dish was dry, unlike the type we usually eat in Singapore which is usually wet with gravy. It was delicious and here I am, cooking this Tasty Spicy Brinjal Fries with Minced Pork ( 香辣茄子炒肉碎 ) with a twist by adding Shitake Mushrooms!

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My hubby and I enjoyed the dish very much, and I do hope you will like it too. Take it with rice, or simply wrap the ingredients with Iceberg Lettuce!

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Good news for you readers! Luxury Haven is currently hosting 2 Giveaways!  Grab your Brinjal Recipe now + Win Attractive Prizes just for followers of Luxury Haven! Good luck to your entries! xoxo
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A Better Florist: Blooms of Passion + Giveaway Worth $72!

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Life is all about telling your story, exploring the world and enjoying in its endless beauty. A Better Florist is a florist that wanted to combine all three, and we were able to make it a part of our philosophy as a florist. Standing out in the sea of other florists in Singapore comes easy for us, as at the very core of our philosophy lies true passion for all things flowers. We firmly believe that giving and receiving flowers should be simple, affordable and beautiful, and an experience above all.

A Better Florist is dedicated to enabling each and every client to tell its own story through a choice of bespoke flower arrangements that not only take your breath away, but are intentionally design to express your thoughts and feelings. Flowers shouldn’t be just beautiful, they should be able to transfer your deepest thoughts and emotions and convey a small story. Every bloom with our team plays an important role in their arrangements and every aspect of the process has been carefully thought through, so that you get amazing blooms through a simple process.

Our bloom crew also believes that flowers are the most thoughtful gift you can get your loved ones, no matter what the occasion might be. But, we take special pride in inspiring people to gift flowers for no reason at all. Should there be a reason to surprise your loved ones with flowers so beautiful they will want to keep them forever? No, there shouldn’t be. Flowers are always a good reason on their own.
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Sanrio Hello Kitty Town Hello Post Campaign: Win Hampers!

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Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Puteri Harbour in partnership with Petron Malaysia, presents Hello Kitty Hello Post – a new limited time only postcard campaign with great rewards!

Available in four unique postcard designs, the postcards under the Hello Post campaign are made freely available to visitors of SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN from now till 31 July 2017.

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Carrying the campaign message “ Everything starts with Hello ”, the Hello Post campaign aims to encourage people to take time out of their busy day to write to their family, friends and loved ones. After all, a well-written postcard can be the least expensive yet most meaningful gift a person can offer.

The Hello Post campaign rewards both the sender and the recipient - here’s how visitors can participate:
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Win Air Connection’s CDC Anti-Clog #1 Units for Your Aircon!

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Where there’s cooling equipment, there’s often trouble. Equipment such as Air Conditioners are breeding grounds for slime, sludge and toxic bacteria, all of which may cause major health and maintenance problems.

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Your aircon drain pan may be filled with these disease-causing bacteria. CDC Anti-Clog #1 Units control the growth of slime-forming bacteria, leading to a safer environment. As powerful as it is compact, CDC Anti-Clog #1 Units eliminate:
  • Clogging and drain pan overflows caused by slime build-up.
  • Musty odors caused by bacteria-slime accumulation.
In a nutshell, these strips will help to minimise growth of bacteria and mould, and most importantly help to prevent water leakage in your air-conditioning system.

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Thanks to Air Connection Design, I was given these CDC Anti-Clog #1 Units to place on my air conditioning units during our recent aircon installation! 3 lucky followers of Luxury Haven will also get to Win 1 Set of the CDC Anti-Clog #1 Units Worth SGD 30!
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Mosche Grand Hyatt Hair Colouring with Okara Scalp Ampoule

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Does your hair stylist add on a Scalp Protection Treatment before colouring your hair? Generally, a scalp protector such as ampoule is formulated to protect your hair and scalp during colour treatment, highlighting and bleaching, while enhancing the radiance and intensity of the colour.

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During my recent visit to Mosche Grand Hyatt to colour my hair, the Rene Furterer Okara Color-Binding Oil was applied on my scalp and hair. Rich in amino acids, the Anatide complex shields hair to prevent damage and protects against dehydration.

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This time, I decided to have tri-colour but without bleaching as it can be very damaging to the hair. I wanted something mild but with visible contrast. I asked my stylist Daniel if that is achievable, and he said it is possible but of course results would not be as prominent as bleaching. I decided to go ahead and give it a try.
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DGII Sheep Placenta Plus Softgels, Age-Defying Cell Therapy

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Cell therapy was invented in 1931 by Swiss physician, Prof. Dr. Paul Niehans, MD, and findings have shown that ageing is mainly caused by the deterioration of cells. As we age, our cells gradually lose their ability to function optimally. As our cells deteriorate, it requires cell therapy in order to regenerate.

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DGII, a specialist in age-defying cell therapy, offers a Swiss breakthrough in the anti-aging treatment in the form of softgel capsules and liquid injectables. DGII Switzerland Sheep Placenta Plus Softgels contain extracts of pure sheep placenta. The placenta extract is harvested from the hardy mountain sheep, which are reared and grazed naturally on the pristine Alps high mountains.

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The environment where the sheep are reared is free from all pollutants and free radicals. This ensures that the donor animals are free from harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites and other contagions.

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Thanks to DGII Switzerland, I got to test out these anti-ageing softgels and here’s my verdict after the 1-month trial!
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Air Connection Design Review: Daikin Multi-Split Inverter

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I am sure most would agree with me that choosing an air-conditioning contractor can be a pain. Aircon installation, as with home renovation can be a nightmare if you engage the wrong contractor.

As much as I would like to change my existing air-conditioners, there are also couple of other things to consider such as workmanship, and the different types of air conditioning systems. As I am living in a condominium, more work needs to be done since piping is concealed unlike HDB. Hacking of ceiling is an example, and my hubby is strongly against since it may leave ugly marks.

I had the pleasure of collaborating with Air Connection Design recently to change all my 3 bedrooms’ air-conditioners, but I had a hard time convincing my hubby as hacking is compulsory in order to install new piping.

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I assured him that we are in good hands with Air Connection’s good standing and years of experience. Hubby finally agreed to have an on-site survey one weekend, and Nick came down to explain the type of aircons suitable for our usage and what’s needed to be done.

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Nick was friendly and patient, and had recommended the 3 top air conditioning brands – Daikin, Mitsubishi and Panasonic. After going through our lifestyle, Nick suggested the Daikin 3 Ticks Multi-Split Inverter Air-Conditioner or the 3 Ticks Mitsubishi Starmex, which is sufficient for our family's usage. Nick also explained that a total of 3 areas had to be hacked - the ceiling above our 3 bedrooms, the common toilet and the yard toilet. Nick reassured us that these areas would be properly patched and painted over.

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After much consideration and discussion, we decided to go ahead with the Daikin 3 Ticks Multi-Split Inverter Air-Conditioner as hubby was relatively comfortable with Nick after speaking to him. In this post, we will be sharing all the things you need to know about aircon installation and piping.
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