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5 Awesome Sites to Check Out this GSS

The Great Singapore Sale (GSS for short) has started and that means that a lot of stores will be shelling out discounts and products for every shopper to enjoy. While the city is buzzing with tourists and citizens going out to try and get the best deals possible, we ourselves have decided to make our own selection of online shops to check out if you want to buy something from the comfort of your own home.

Sulwhasoo

Sulwhasoo

Sulwhasoo is a store you should try out if you’re looking for some high quality beauty products. It offers everything from skincare products to anti-aging and protection. It also has a repertoire of products to help with makeup such as balancers and cushions to help with brightening.

That’s not all, if you sign up for it today you’ll get a 10% discount on your next order. It’s US branch is also offering a father’s day offer on Men’s skincare product, because they deserve to take care of their skin as well.

Lorna Jane (US)

Lorna Jane

For all your active wear needs, Lorna Jane has got you covered. This store boasts a variety of active wear products like tank tops, leggings and even jackets in different colors, shapes and decorations that are both breezy, comfortable and beautiful to boot. Not just that, if you want a new water bottle that’s easy to travel with then it’s got you covered too.
This store is also offering a 25% discount on any selected items and is valid until 30th June, so take the chance while it’s still up for grabs!

Take advantage of the mid-year sale at Yoshop. Use the coupon

YoShop

If you’re looking for variety when it comes to what you can buy for this GSS season then Yo Shop’s actually a pretty good place to start. While it can be a bit overwhelming, this site offers just a little bit of everything from clothes to accessories for both men and women.

It is offering up to 60% discount for its products along with free shipping, featuring plus sized dresses and bikini sets for those who want something to wear to the beach.

Tea Box

Tea Box

If you like your tea, then you’ll love Tea Box and all the different flavors that it provides. This site doesn’t just sell a good mixture of leafs, it also sells tea sets and even tea makers and other types of wares that can make creating your own tea recipes easier. For this GSS season it is definitely a store that any tea aficionado should check out, especially if you’re trying to lead a healthier and calmer life.

Tea Box is also a holding a discount of 12% for any of its products that lasts until the 30th, so make sure to not let it go to waste.

Dr Brandt Skincare

Dr. Brandt

This brand is another one that pus skincare at the forefront, it doesn’t just focus on skincare products either. Dr. Brandt makes sure to give customers the chance to purchase everything from masks to creams that can help with enlarged pores. Not just that, but if you take the chance to buy a Detoxifying Antioxidant Water Booster for your skin you’ll be able to get one free, just make sure to get it before the 19th.

So don’t be shy and let the inner shopper in you have some fun for this GSS season, we’re sure you will enjoy these great offers.


Photo Credits: Sulwashoo, Lorna Jane, Yo Shop, Tea Box, Dr. Brandt

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6 Awesome Fathers’ Day Gift Ideas

In June, we celebrate the important man in our lives – Fathers. They are the ones who probably taught us how to ride a bicycle or play football or how to fish. They are their sons’ role models and their daughters’ example of how a man should treat a woman.

As such, this Fathers’ Day, we pay tribute to our fathers and besides a meal, we reckon that these gift ideas would definitely please even the most utilitarian man out there.

Neville Tobacco Musk Cologne

Well groomed men like to both look and smell good, and nothing can go up against the smell of some fresh new cologne. Neville’s Tobacco Musk is a cologne that uses woody and oriental scents derived from herbs and essential oils with some added clove, vanilla and other ingredients. All of these different scents combine to create the atmosphere of a room at a fancy gentleman’s club from back in the day. You can get this perfectly crafted musk for just £40.

Neville Ultimate Shaving Kit

For £35, your dad will be able to enjoy a hassle-free shaving with this fabulous new kit. While it is a little on the dear side, this kit comes with a razor and all of the components necessary for a perfect shave, so your dad will be able to get the most out of it. The razor’s blade is also compatible with Gillette® Mach3® and Mach3® Turbo blades, which are relatively easy to find. The kit ensures that your father gets the closest shave with the best moisturisers to keep his face or even facial hair in tip top condition!

Outlaw Laboratory  Night-GH

In an increasingly stressful lifestyle, it is not uncommon for people to be either sleep deprived or have bad quality sleep. This blend of supplements will allow your loved one to recover during the night while also helping him get some more rest during those sleepless nights. Outlaw’s Night-GH also helps with repairing muscles and shedding body fat so that he stays in optimum levels and eventually be able to sleep well without the supplements.

Outlaw’s Night-GH is at US$49.95, which is a pretty good price for giving your dad the rest he needs.

Mandarin Linen Shirt

If you’ve got the budget to spare on your father’s day, then we suggest going with this classy linen shirt, which is perfect for tropical weather. It’s made with natural linen fabric, and it looks quite stylish too. Suitable for dads who need a slight wardrobe makeover or even for those who don’t like to fuss about their clothes. You can get this fantastic shirt at £125.

Dean and Deluca White Everyday Apron

All dads have their passions, whether it’d be something like sports, cars, video games or cooking. If your dad has a penchant for the kitchen or BBQ, then we’re sure he’ll appreciate this beautiful and crisp apron from Dean and Deluca. It’s made with pure cotton and comes with an adjustable D-Ring on the neck strap so that it can be customised to his liking. Psst…even mothers can use it! Dean and Deluca offer these aprons at US$30.

Nautica’s Yacht Anchor Jacket

This jacket will go perfect with the Mandarin Linen Shirt above. While it’s perfect for going out on boat rides, its water resistance also makes it able to be worn during cold days. It’s also machine washable and comes with embroidered pockets that help keeping things handy.

This beautiful jacket is currently at US$189.95 but it’s a classic that will last for a long time.

There are still a few weeks left for Fathers’ Day, but we hope that these gifts have at least given you an idea of what to get him; after all, dads are just as important as mums are when it comes to our upbringing so they should have to feel remembered as well.


Photo Credits: YoShop, Outlaw, Kent Curwen, Cowshed Online, Blue and Cream, Pixabay

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Top 10 Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Singapore

If you’re vegetarian or vegan, it can get a bit tough to find places outside with delicious and healthy options. We’re also talking about a balanced meal without copious amounts of starch but also protein and fibre. Thanks to our friends at EatPrayFlying.com, they tried and tasted several vegetarian restaurants in Singapore which we further refined to give you a top 10 list.

All of these places offer vegan options, most offer organic foods and all of them do not compromise on taste. Thus, even non-vegetarians will still enjoy a meal there without missing their usual meaty fare.

1. Herbivore

With the names of dishes such as Katsudon, sashimi and other meat-based foods, we wouldn’t blame you for thinking that Herbivore doesn’t live up to their name. However, even though the taste and texture are just like those meaty dishes, Herbivore’s Japanese food is 100% vegetarian and excellent to boot. They do add MSG and colouring into their food, so that may be something that you may want to keep in mind.

Herbivore
190 Middle Road
#01-13/14 Fortune Centre
Tel. no.: +65 6333 1612
Opening Hours:

Mon-Fr11:30 – 15:00
17:00 – 22:00
Sat & Sun11:30 – 22:00

2. Foy Yin Vegetarian Food

The first item on our list is an old school vegetarian food stall found within a hawker centre. It has great vegetarian dishes that taste just like their meat variants such as their “fish” soup and “duck” rice. Make sure to get there early though as the queues can get pretty long.

Foy Yin Vegetarian Food
Blk 628 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4
#01-70 Block 628 Market & Food Centre

3. Original Sin

This restaurant is one of Singapore’s most established vegetarian places, with a great variety of western styled foods and salads that offer something for everyone, and the food is sure to rock your taste buds. You shouldn’t miss the chance to try out their Turkish Flat Bread, Falafel Salad and their highly recommended risotto. They are one of the pricier choices but it’s a great treat with family and friends.

Original Sin
Blk 43 Jalan Merah Saga
#01-62 Holland Village Chip Bee Gardens
Singapore 278115
Tel. no.: +65 6475 5605
Email: [email protected]

4. Café Salivation

Café Salivation was one of the first Western vegetarian cafes to open in Little India back in 2008. Salivation offers a variety of dishes such as salads, sandwiches and their unique pasta that are to die for. They don’t use any MSG, so that’s a double win right there.

Café Salivation
176 Race Course Road
Singapore 218607
Tel. no.: +65 6298 1412
Website: www.cafesalivation.com

5. Living Café and Deli

Vegans and vegetarians have a sweet tooth too! And Living Café and Deli is just the right place to have your cake and eat it. The recipes here aren’t entirely vegan (some of their mains have white meat) but it does have a large selection of vegan options and a variety of raw desserts that any sweets lover will approve.

Living Café and Deli
779 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 269758
Tel no.: +65 6468 4482
Website: www.balancedlivingasia.com/living-cafe-and-deli
Opening Hours:

Mon11:00 – 19:00
Tue – Fri11:00 – 22:00
Sat09:00 – 22:00
Sun09:00 – 19:00

6. Kampung Senang

Kampung Senang isn’t just a restaurant; it’s also an eco-conscious charity that aims to help cancer patients recover. They’ve used this as a basis for installing an organic kitchen to their Holistic Lifestyle Centre and in turn, aim to promote a healthy lifestyle to members of the charity as well as schools and corporations. Aside from offering great sushi rolls and a selection of organic food, they also hold seminars, workshops and educational talks.

Kampung Senang
Blk 106 Aljunied Crescent
#01-205
Singapore 380106
Tel. no.: +65 6749 8509

7. Create Healthy Lifestyle Café

You wouldn’t believe how crowded this little café gets and if you’re lucky enough to brave through the crowd or queue, then you’ll definitely appreciate it’s organic meals that are at affordable prices. There are several other vegetarian eateries within Fortune Centre but we like how Create just lets the ingredients speak for themselves and the dishes are quite well balanced.

Create Healthy Lifestyle Café
190 Middle Road
#02-17 Fortune Centre
Singapore 188979
Tel. no.: +65 6336 4355

8. Afterglow

Afterglow is one of the few organic restaurants that serves entirely raw food. The restaurant offers a ton of vegan and raw dishes ranging from soups, vegetable-based chips and even lasagna (don’t ask us how they do it). All of their recipes have been worked on so as to bring out the best of each dish. However, the prices for the food can be a little steep if you’re just looking for a place to eat and the portion sizes are a bit on the small side, mostly because of how much work it takes to make entirely raw dishes. Nonetheless, it is an experience eating here.

Afterglow
24 Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089131
Tel. no.:+65 6224 8921

9. Sunny Choice

Sunny Choice mainly sells organic products, not just foods but also everyday home-care. Which is why it comes as no surprise their their cafe serves up organic vegetarian versions of local delights (bak kut teh, anyone?). They serve fresh organic juices and after your meal, you can stock up on your groceries too.

Bukit Merah
Blk 125 Bukit Merah Lane 1
#01-158
Singapore 150125
Tel. no.: +65 6272 3138
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 10:00 – 15:00 (closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)

Bukit Timah
434 Upper Bukit Timah Road
The Rail Mall
Singapore 678060
Tel. no.: +65 6892 2383
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:30 – 21:00 (last order at 20:30)

Bukit Batok
Blk 630 Bukit Batok Central
#01-154
Singapore 650630
Tel. no.: +65 6899 0918
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:30 – 21:00 (last order at 20:30)

10. Real Food

Real Food has become the leading restaurant when it comes to organic vegetarian food in Singapore. It originally started out as a small restaurant in Central, Clark Quay but has since grown and expanded over the years. They’ve become famous due to their support of ethical farming and food preparation, but their food is no joke. With fresh, organic and completely raw ingredients, they can make such amazing dishes as their Fried Vermicelli and Dumpling Soup along with a selection of pasta and sandwiches. It’s an experience you just won’t want to miss although we do advise you to skip their water (S$0.50 for a tiny glass).

The Central
6 Eu Tong Sen Street
#B1-52/53 The Central
Singapore 059817
Tel. no.: +65 6224 4492

Square 2
10 Sinaran Drive
#B1-105/106/129 Square 2
Singapore 307506
Tel. no.: +65 6397 2289

Killiney
110 Killiney Road
Tai Wah Building
Singapore 239549
Tel. no: +65 6737 9516

Website: www.realfoodgrocer.com

We hope that this list was as helpful to you in choosing some non-meat alternative places to eat. There are still many more vegetarian and vegan restaurants around Singapore so make sure to do some exploring of your own as well. With that said, it’s time to go out and eat!

If you’re a café or restaurant and would like us to contact us to do a review, do email us at [email protected].


Photo Credits: TripAdvisor, Eat Pray Flying, Chope, Kampung Senang, Sunny Choice

Original post by EatPrayFlying

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Dove’s Image_Hack Aims to Create a New Perception of Women

In a world where images of highly objectified and sexualised women are prevalent, many women have raised their objections but few major corporations have challenged the status quo. Nonetheless, there are few who are willing to do so and have already done so – namely Dove together with Danish marketing agency, Mindshare.

The idea for the campaign came up after Dove’s Global Beauty and Confidence Report showed that women didn’t feel confident or adequately represented in the images or ads they saw. As such, they came up with a solution, or a ‘hack’ and this case, it’s an “Image_Hack”. The campaign was bold and challenged the stereotypical images associated with the term “Beautiful Women”.

Mindshare and Dove decided to take matters into their hands and devised a plan to “hack” one of the most visited stock image sites – Shutterstock. To do this, they first went around taking multiple photos of women in different activities, showcasing how truly beautiful they are no matter how they looked or what they were doing.

The next step after that was getting their images to overtake the stock site’s influx of “beautiful” women pick. They uploaded their images and tagged them in a way that they’d be what people see when searching for tags such as “beautiful women” and “smart women”.

They didn’t stop there though. To make sure that the public were able to see these images, they allowed companies to use whatever images they wanted to use for their campaigns (and there are some cute ones too) royalty-free. They also set up a series of ads in Denmark (the country Mindshare is in) in front of famous company buildings to give more exposure.

The ads became a big hit in Denmark, with over 1,762 images downloaded and in use by influential companies. It’s clear that the campaign was a great success and this really paves the way for how females are portrayed in advertisements.

One such image used in an ice-cream ad

None of this is new for Dove, however. Most people may know the company for its beauty products, but this isn’t the first time it’s tried its hand at encouraging and empowering women in a series of body positive marketing campaigns worldwide.

For example, Dove made an ad called “You’re More Beautiful than You Think” years ago, where people of all shapes and sizes were sketched by a former police sketch artist based on what their personal self image. Those same individuals were then made to talk to each other and were drawn again, this time by the person they had spoken to. The result was that their personal images were often a lot less beautiful than those perceived by others, going to show that we are often our worst critic.

It’s great that Dove is paving the way for more body positive ad campaigns and we applaud them for their efforts. We hope that in time, more companies will follow suit and soon we can all realise that there’s more than one definition of ‘beautiful’.


Photo Credits: Adweek

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