Archive for ‘ December, 2010

The Firm, The Plush, and The Weird

We went on a mattress-buying mission.

From knowing absolutely nothing at all at first, to making our purchase eventually – it was definitely a fun experience!

Our first trip brought us to Furniture Mall, where we spent some time trying on mattress from brands like Simmons and Sealy. As we spoke to the boutique assistants and tried on the mattresses, we slowly formed our opinions as to what we liked.

Luckily, both Shan and myself preferred the plushier (softer) type of mattress, as opposed to the firmer ones, so we could easily narrow down our choices. It may be daunting at first, but the more we tried on the mattresses, the more we knew what the different brands had to offer.

Three common brands we shortlisted :
Serta – We felt that they had firmer mattresses which didn’t really suit our preference.
Simmons – Great isolation of movement which means your partner would not be disturbed.
Sealy – The most comfortable in our opinion, despite having transference of motion.

Apart from the “normal” mattresses, there were these “weird” foam mattresses on offer by Omazz and Tempur, which gave a very unique sensation. Not for us! We visited a host of retailers to try out the different mattresses, including Sealy Sleep Palace at Tanglin Place – the only outlet that has Sealy’s exclusive Hotel Collection mattresses.

After some consideration, we finally decided on Sealy Posturepedic Palatial Crest. This was without doubt the most comfortable mattress we have tried! Made our way to Furniture Mall to try on the mattress for the final time (on Christmas Day), and bought it!

Our queen-size mattress is longer and thicker than the standard ones, so do take note of the dimension of the mattress you’re buying!
Palatial Crest Mattress Dimension : 1520mm x 1980mm x 380mm

Don’t forget to ask for your mattress protector and pillows! We got extras!
Happened to have a Christmas Lucky draw going. Look at our coupons!

The grand prize we’re gonna win!

All About The Face

It has been some time since Shan raised the idea of going for facial treatments, in preparation for our big day. After all, if we could look our very best, why not?

The ever-diligent Shan did plenty of research, and eventually decided on Leonard Drake (LD), having come across some good reviews on it. Being the ever-supportive hubby, of course I didn’t mind accompanying her for a facial! I know of some guys who frown upon such un-manly stuff! Can anyone spell metrosexual?

And so, we booked our appointments and had our facials done. The overall experience was great. Upon reaching the venue, LD’s consultants got us to take a seat and fill up a simple questionnaire to get to know us more and what type of treatment we felt we needed.

Once we were done, it was followed by a simple consultation where our main problem was pinpointed, and a facial treatment was recommended. Shan got herself an Ultra Sensitive Skin Treatment, while I got an Advance Ultrasonic Skin Radiance. As first-time customers, we can enjoy a 40% discount.

No worries if you’re lugging along shopping bags, large lockers are provided to store all your belongings. We were then ushered into the treatment room – we got ourselves a couple treatment room, Yay!

During each step of the treatment, Nana (my skincare consultant for the day) would explain what exactly was happening – great for a noob like myself. Well, I couldn’t really keep up with all the stuff that was going on (cleansing I assumed, followed by steam treatment and extraction, finishing with the ultrasonic and mask thing), but I was happy to just lie there and have a good rest with soothing music playing in the background. I might have dozed off for a minute or two?

The entire treatment process took about 1 to 1.5 hours. Both Shan and myself were impressed enough to sign on for a basic package with Leonard Drake, which according to LD’s consultants should have sufficient credits for about 5 treatments. More info here. Also, because we sign on for the package as first-time customers, we would be entitled to $150 off our first treatment.

More updates when we go for subsequent treatments at Leonard Drake!

Up To Something Again

One fine day, we find ourselves at a remote part of Singapore – Bukit Batok Industrial Park. We were on a mission to check something out! I guessed there are endless things to settle for our upcoming wedding.

Had a little hiccup with the scheduled appointment time, but everything went well after that. The corridor looked old and dirty! Snapped a couple of photos while we were waiting, might give you a clue or two on why we were there!