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Beauty Review: Pixi Nourishing Sleep Mask

I was scrolling through Sephora’s phone app one day, when this Nourishing Sleep Mask caught my eye! The idea behind the Nourishing Sleep Mask is that it is used as the last step of your nighttime routine to “seal in” the products that you applied before it, like your serums and moisturiser. It provides a nutrient-rich veil of moisture while you sleep. The formula is packed with fatty acids to plump and regenerate, strengthening arganine , and fruit & flower oils to deeply soothe your skin. The treatment is supposed to leave your skin feeling silky-smooth to the touch and looking more plump. And the cherry on top? It’s paraben free too! So OF COURSE I had to put it to the test! (Can I still say… #IDidItForTheBlog?) I was excited to try this out as it was an opportunity for me to pamper my skin without having to put in that much effort. So here’s my first impression of the product… The smell was pleasant and nothing too overpowering. For some reason, I thought that it …

Food Review: Canopy @ Bishan-AMK Park, Singapore

Nestled among the lush greenery of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is Canopy Garden Dining. It is located at the part of the park between Bishan Road and Marymount Road, near the car park entrance along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 (just after Ang Mo Kio Street 32). The location itself is peaceful and unassuming, making it a great form of getaway from the bustling city whilst remaining accessible. It certainly doesn’t hurt that they serve up a wide range of brunch offerings to appease a variety of cravings. They have an alfresco dining area which immerses patrons in a garden dining experience amidst the integrated park space. The day that we visited Canopy was rather hot, so we opted to dine indoors instead. The interior itself is decked out with full-length glass windows allowing a generous dose of natural light to shine in (making it perfect for photos!) whilst giving you a view of the surrounding greenery. To cool us down from the hot weather outside, we ordered the green mint Italian Soda (S$7) and …

Food Review: Brewerkz @ Riverside Point, Singapore

Located in Clarke Quay along the Singapore River, Brewerkz has been serving authentic American cuisine since it was first established in 1997. The outlet has a great music playlist that gives off the perfect chill vibes for a good catch-up session with friends. Their high quality, award-winning craft beers also makes this microbrewery a popular spot for after-work drinks. We had the opportunity to try out some of the new lunch menu items at their Riverside Point outlet. Their set lunches are $16.50++ each and are available from 12pm – 3pm. The set comes with a choice of soup, Caesar salad, or house salad for starters, the main course, a soft drink and 1 scoop of homemade Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry ice cream for dessert. And if you prefer a beer, you could always add $5++ for a pint of your choice! I don’t know about you, but I thought that it was quite a steal! We opted to have the soup for our starters. The Soup of the Day was Chicken Noodle Soup. Overall, …

Food Review: Tolido’s Espresso Nook @ Crawford Ln

Tolido’s is a neat little cafe located along North Bridge Road. It has a rustic and industrial look whilst remaining cozy due to the small space inside.   We ordered the Rosti with Smoked Bratwurst (S$17). The Rosti itself was nice and crisp on the outside, lacking much flavour, but the Smoked Bratwurst definitely made up for it. Overall it was a balanced dish.   The Spaghetti Vongole (S$17) is loaded with clams. The noodles is cooked al dente and the sauce just has a nice kick to it and isn’t that spicy.   We of course ordered some coffee to go with our dishes, I got my hands on a Cappuccino (S$5.50). It was smooth, closer to the bitter side, but masked up by the milk. They do have a lunch time special where if you order a main, you just need to top up another S$2 for the drink!   Last but not least… Dessert!! Well, the choices on their menu itself wasn’t that great, so we took the Banana Almond French Toast …

Food Review: Salt Grill & Sky Bar @ Ion Orchard, Singapore

Salt Grill & Sky Bar is located on the 55th floor of Ion Orchard. It has an amazing view over the city and you could definitely say “you were dining in the clouds”. During lunch time, they serve a 3-course set menu. For starters, we ordered the Organic Free-Range Egg Crab Omelette, that came with Enoki Mushroom and Herb Salad, and a Miso Mustard Broth. It was a very nicely cooked omelette which was very light and smooth. The salad gives it a very fresh, earthy flavour. The miso broth was light and yet flavourful without being the main focus of the dish. We also had the Steak Tartare, with Confit Egg Yolk, Charcoal Aioli, and Stout Crisps. This was an amazing dish, it was very smooth and had a very similar texture and taste as raw fish. The stout crisps gave a nice crunch to it as well. The dish was nicely seasoned. Usually, chicken dishes are rather boring and not that great. But the Corn-Fed Chicken Breast, with Foie Gras and Truffle Farce, …

Food Review: Sorae Restaurant & Lounge, Saigon

Within the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh City, lies Sorae Restaurant & Lounge on the 24th and the 25th floors of AB tower. It gives an amazing panoramic view of the city along with its modern “Japanese” inspired furniture and decor. We started off the meal with the Live Canadian Oysters (1 for 110,000 VND, 6 for 595,000 VND). The Oysters were very fresh and slurping it down with the grated chilli radish and ponzu sauce gives it a really good kick to wake your taste buds up. Next up was the Spicy Hotate Karayaki (150,000 VND). The sauce was very interesting as it was similar to spicy mayo but at the same time, the texture and the flavour were different. It is really worth a try! Suddenly the smell of truffle permeated the room, the Foie Gras Chawan Mushi Truffle An (195,000 VND) had just been served. Honestly, Chawan Mushi is not a very interesting dish, but the truffle gave it another layer of complexity and flavour. The Foie Gras had been lightly …

#BeyondNormTravels: Dinner Cruise on Saigon Princess @ Ho Chi Minh City

Docked at the Nha Rong Harbour, the Saigon Princess, although smaller in size, stands out from the rest of the cruise ships. But good things come in small packages as due to her low height, it can pass the bridge that runs across the Saigon River, allowing the Saigon Princess to go further down the river than the other ships. The Saigon Princess travels all the way down to what would be the tallest building in Saigon. From the exterior, one of her obvious features is the top deck, which enables you to get a better view as you cruise along the River. The interior is both classic and regal. When in full service, the Saigon Princess can hold up to 250 guests, 67 waiters and 11 chefs. They’re differentiated from the other businesses along the harbour as they specialise in fine dining. The meal sets comes in 5 different options – the Western, Asian Seafood, Asian, Fusion and Vegetarian. We selected one Western, one Asian Seafood and two Fusion sets, so that we had …