Staycation at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport (Part 2)

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It’s time to talk more about my staycation at Crowne Plaza! Honestly, I think the plan for me was just to write one post to review the whole place, but there are so many things to write about this place – yep, even though I was there for only a weekend, there were tons to do! – so I’m breaking it up. First I told you about the lovely hotel rooms (which I can honestly just spend all day there!) and now I want to talk about the gorgeous swimming pool.

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The swimming pool reminded me of those cool up town, apartment swimming pools, and it is located on the 3rd floor. As you can see, it has a very modern feel to it, and there is even some part of the pool blocked by a “sky wall” as I call it, so if you are one who doesn’t want to tan, but still lay by the pool, it’s perfect.

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As you can imagine, there isn’t much to say about a swimming pool – I am sure you all know what to do in one! – but I spend some time just lazying around, reading magazines, relaxing and it was perfect. As you can see, it is lovely and was quiet which I liked. It’s also a great place for photographs, since there is so much cool greenery around, and there were even a few weddings going on which was nice; and an option if you’re looking for places to do your ROM ;)

My next post will probably be a favorite of yours – the food! I’ll talk all about the lounge food and drinks, the buffet dinner (yum!!!) and the brunch I had Sunday afternoon before I checked out. Stay tuned for that!




Mark Hill MiracOilicious Hair Care Range Review

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My best friend, Christine, is a beauty junkie quite like me, so from time to time I’ll be asking her to share her thoughts on what’s happening in the London beauty scene, as told to me. I like to call her my ‘London Reporter’! Enjoy…

I’ve been using these products for a few weeks and I am so impressed. These products are affordable and surprisingly hold up as well as salon hair care I’ve tried in the past. Out of the four products, my favorite is the hair mask; and Renee commented while we were Skyping how shiny my hair looks – it’s this range! I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The ArganOil Hair Oil is light and non-greasy, great for my fine hair and even better as a heat protectant before styling. The shampoo and conditioner are great, but the real standouts are the Hair Mask and ArganOil. Those are my must-haves. I’d highly recommend this range for someone looking for a good moisturzing line of products. Even better that their ingredients list was full of ‘good’ ingredients such as argan oil, shea butter, vanilla extract and proteins like soy and wheat protein. A plus is that the scent is great! It has a tropical flower smell with slightly woody notes (my roommate loves it!). I can’t say more about this range. At first I was hesitant because I’ve been hearing a lot about argan oil and didn’t get the hype. But I would recommend this range 100%.

Overalls on Adults – Crazy or Cool?

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Why yes, there’s another new fashion/beauty trend and it’s time we talk about it! This time round, I’m seeing overalls (or dungarees) making a big comeback… on adults. I used to wear them a lot as a kid, but I wonder – what do you think of this new trend on adults? It’s been all over the runways and street style blogs, so whether you love or hate this trend, it’s here to stay. At least for now.

I kinda like them. There is a child-like, casual-ness to it and it’s so easy to wear. I used to have a favorite one in 5th grade from Guess. It is so well made and “tough” that I’ve actually kept it all these years; and if only I didn’t grow like, a foot since then, ’cause I actually still fit it but I’m way too tall for it to hook. Oh well! I might find an adult version.

But what about you? Do you like overalls/dungarees?

Staycation at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport (Part 1)

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This time last week I was just coming back from staying at Crowne Plaza, the airport hotel at the one and only Changi Airport. They are having a special Rejuvenating Weekend Getaway promotion (now ’til December 31st 2013) and yours truly got a chance to review it. I was allowed to bring a guest, so I decided on my dear mom, who, right before I had dengue fever, she had it! So we both had been having quite a miserable few weeks and I thought it would be nice to treat her with a little getaway. We’ve also never done a mother-daughter thing like this, and so we were so excited. As you can see, boy were we treated! I’ll be doing several posts so you can experience the staycation as well, so first up: the lovely rooms! Helloooo.

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We had a room that walked out to the pool (you can request it, but it will go ‘while stocks last’ so secure that quick!); a lovely huge bathroom with a bathtub (I haven’t taken a bath in years so I really enjoyed that) a TV, iPod docking stations, a desk, couch, and of course a nice big comfy bed.

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And I mean… the view! The view was stunning. I loved staying right next to the pool.

The room itself is spacious enough to just hang out there all weekend, to be honest. It is 75sqm big and had pretty much everything you’d need in a bedroom. The bathroom was huge and was stocked with The White Company products, which I loved obviously; especially for my bubble baths! For some reason, I always like to see what products are used in hotels. We were also kindly greeted with a really nice note from the GM, Mr. Steven Chan.

Stunning, no? Next post will be about the amazing pool!