I'm sure most of us are familiar with Orchard Central located at Somerset MRT Station! With its wide variety and selection of food outlets (my fav are Tanuki Raw, Kiseki and Maccha House!) which also boosts a great view of Orchard Road, Orchard Central is easily one of my favourite hang-out place in town!
However, little did I expect that there is so much more to Orchard Central than the great variety of yummy food choices and the many teenage girls' favourite – The Editor's Market. The shopping mall also has an extensive directory for beauty services, ranging from facial to massage to manicures!Just a few weeks back before I left for Korea, I went on a Beauty Trail at Orchard Central for some pampering session!
Here's what I did for a self-pampering afternoon, in the span of 3.5 hours!
I started off my Beauty Trail with a facial treatment at Epi Treatz, and I did the Lymph Drainage Bio Facial treatment!
Getting my skin checked and O M G look at those (gross) enlarged pores on my nose!!!
Was also brought through a step-by-step instruction of how my treatment was going to be carried out!
Let the facial begin!
I especially enjoyed the lymphatic massage which gave my tired skin a good lift! It was really soothing as well and my face was visibly brighter and "energized" after that! The massage around the eye area was extremely relaxing, and my eyes were less puffy and dull after that too! I didn't even bother putting on anymore make up after that for the rest of the Beauty Trail!
Epi Treatz also has a special promotion now!!!
Lymph Drainage Radiance Facial @ $68
> - Free Hydro Collagen Eye Mask Therapy (worth $70)
- For first time customer of Epi Treatz
- For Singaporean, PR, EP and SP, aged 21 and above only
- Limited to One treatment per customer only
- Nric must be presented upon registration and redemption of services
- Prior appointment is required
- Not valid with other offers, services and promotions
- Epi Treatz reserves the right to amend the terms n conditions without prior notice.
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After the facial treatment, I was brought over to Kenko Reflexology and Fish Spa for a body massage and their signature fish spa! Frankly speaking, this is the session I looked forward to the most because I LOVE getting massages and I've never tried fish spa before!!!
I think I've mentioned before in my older posts that I have a pretty high tolerance for pain, so I like my massages to be done with lots of strength (deep-tissue!) The therapist took note of how I liked my massage to be, and also took into consideration that I was having a really bad backache and slight cramps from my period. The massage was so... rejuvenating?! She focused on easing my backache (I always get backaches during period) but also made sure I didn't feel uncomfortable. After the massage, all the discomfort were eased and it was really as though my body "battery" has "recharged"!
It was really just what I needed at that point in time. Periods have always been very unkind to me :(
Then, I got to try the fish spa!! Omg I was so excited but nervous at the same time. The thought and sight of SO MANY small fishes feeding on your feet is quite... weird??? hahaha It felt like there was a phone at my feet vibrating constantly. LOL. Definitely quite an experience for a first-timer, I felt so amazed by how everything worked!! The fish spa is supposed to help remove all your dead skin on your feet, and thank goodness for that, I managed to get rid of some really stubborn dead skin on my heels from all the friction that resulted from dancing bare-footed!
Kenko Reflexology and Fish Spa
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After some pampering for the face and body, it's time for some pampering for the nails! We headed over to Pink Parlour for a manicure session. My nails, as I have blogged about before, are EXTREMELY short so actually there was nothing much to paint haha. But I've grown to take a liking towards having my dead skin removed and my fingernails buffed clean :)
Look at those short nails LOL
The place was cosy and really pink like the shop name suggests! You'd surely feel like a princess inside here LOL. And, I have some good news from Pink Parlour!
Duration: 1 July 2015 to 31 August 2015
For just $50, customers can purchase (either one)
- Gel manicure in red and white
- Brazilian Wax
- Boyfriend’s Brazilian Wax
- Snow White Brazilian
Package deals are also available and this applies for all Pink Parlour outlets!!! :)
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To end off my Beauty Trail, I checked out Fullmask located at Basement 2 of Orchard Central. It's a pretty small shop front, but the size of the shop doesn't mean it is any short of beauty goodness! Fullmask was stocked with LOTS and LOTS of Korean beauty products, from Innisfree to It's Skin to Secret Key! I was introduced to so many of the highly raved products in Korea that I am all ready to conquer Myeong Dong with confidence. (which I am doing right now!)
Animal masks!!! They're ALL over the streets in Myeongdong, pretty fast for Singapore to have it instock alr!
The staff also generously gifted me a bottle of Secret Key's Snow White Milky Pack to try! This product is quite raved about as I've seen on reviews and the Koreans are CRAZY about whitening!!! Well, I'm still in the midst of trying the product so I can't leave my verdict so quickly. But so far, so good! Will definitely review it in depth if it works ;)
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In 3.5 hours, I was able to receive a pampering beauty session at Orchard Central from top to toe! The places I visited were just 4 out of the many, many other beauty services available at Orchard Central! It is definitely a place to bring yourself/girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband/mother/father (you get it haha) as a reward or simply to pamper yourselves ;) Now that I am aware of all the available beauty services in Orchard Central through this Beauty Trail, I'm definitely gonna be at Orchard Central a lot more frequently now because it has ALL that you need to feel happy about! (Food, shopping and spas)
Embark on your own Beauty Trail at Orchard Central now! :)