Monday, July 18, 2016

Merrymaker: The online gift marketplace!

Have you ever had a situation where you need to get a last minute gift or you can’t think of what gift to get after walking for hours around the mall or you simply can’t find time to head out to get a gift? Well i have been in such situations a couple of times and i ended up getting last minute typical gifts such as tumbler, mugs or photo frames, LOL 
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Well, i might just have the solution for you. I was recently introduced to an online gift marketplace which helps to find the perfect gift for any occasion, be it birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas etc. With credits given by the kind folks of, i got to personally try out out their service and bought some gifts for the people around me (and also something for myself!)

For last minute gift givers, the ultimate solution would definitely be Merrymaker Build-a-box service which is an on-demand service which allows you to put a gift together in seconds. Simply choose the perfect gift from a wide variety of items, the people from Merrymaker will have it wrapped in a beautiful packaging, include a handwritten gift card and have it delivered to your recipient! (Psst. They can even deliver the gift box in under 24 hours! Subject to item availability.) The service cost only $15 on top of the price of your gift(s)! It's considered really cheap with delivery!
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My items came in this huge MerryMaker gift box and the insides was tastefully decorated with dried flowers, paper confetti and even glitter. Imagine the happiness and excitement inside you when opening a gift like that! HAHAHA 
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My mum is a huge fan of scent and so i decided to get her the Peace Candle Gift Box ($38) by The Besotted Things. The gift box contains 2 of their best selling soy candle scent - Ocean and Coriander & white lime. Each tin burns for about 20 to 25 hours. It was packed nicely in a brown box along with some dried plants, perfect for a gift. She loves it btw, hehe
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As for my dad, being constantly outdoor under the sun and also on the road, i got him a pair of Sunglasses by Nectar ($49) in Matt Black frame and black lens. Some of the notable features of the shades include it being lightweight for maximum comfort and UV400 protection. Other than a good meal, this pair of sunglasses would make a good Father’s day gift i guess :) 

One interesting thing among the wide variety of items that offers are cakes! They have a range of cakes and food items such as macrons, chocolates and more from established bakeries and brands. I took the chance to order a Rosette Cake ($83 with delivery) from A. Han Bakes and requested for the exterior to be in Ombre Blue to fit the dessert table theme for my BFF - Jiaqi’s birthday party that weekend! What i really like is we can try to request for customization (in my case, change of color, originally it's pink ombre) to make it a perfect gift for your loved ones! 
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Look how pretty the cake turned out! Had the cake delivered on the actual day and the guests were raving at how good the cake was. The interior of the cake is actually Triple chocolate! *drools* A cake can actually be a gift too! 
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Using the remaining credits (which isn’t a lot after i got the previous 3 gifts), i got myself a Starter Granola Gift Set ($9.50) by Proof & Pudding! It comes in 3 individually packed 50g packs and the 3 flavours were Dark chocolate, Cranberry & Turkish Fig and Rock Salt Vanilla. I’m actually munching on chocolate one while typing this post, LOL 
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Instead of browsing the entire Merrymaker catalog for gifts, the items are pre-arranged into several categories such as “Gifts under $30”, “Gifts under $50”, “Gifts for him/ her”, “Personalized gifts”, “Experience gifts” etc so it makes it easier to find the perfect gift. Before i end this post, here’s a couple of pretty interesting and not-so-typical gifts i found after browsing

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Last but not least, if you are considering trying out Merrymaker gift services, do use the gift code - “ANDYMERRY10” to get $10 credits for your purchase! Valid till 31 August 2016.

Happy Shopping!                              

Monday, July 11, 2016

CLASSIC by Tai Wah

Recently i was invited by Tai Wah to try out their hair services at their newly opened hair and beauty salon - CLASSIC by Tai Wah. If the brand Tai Wah rings a bell to you, yes you are right. It's the same Tai Wah which has a rich heritage in the professional hair and beauty industry and has more than 50 years of experience training hairdressers and beauty therapists at using their very own equipment and machinery. CLASSIC by Tai Wah offers the ultimate one-stop hair, face and body pampering experience and it's located at the heart of Raffles Place. Made an appointment at 3 pm that day :)
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The Salon features reception and retail area, 8 seater hairdressing area, barbering corner and 3 cozy beauty rooms
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As i was seated at one of the seats in this spacious salon, i was immediately offered a drink and a wet towel. After a chat with my stylist, i explained that i wanted 3 things. Firstly was to get a haircut (duh!) secondly, i want to get rid of my unsightly white hair and lastly, treatment. No fancy stuff for now, maybe in the future, LOL Always wanted ash grey!
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What i notice throughout the 1.5 hour session is that the team was really committed to provide me with what i require by understanding and customizing the menu based on my personal and lifestyle needs. The staffs were polite and attentive. Simple things like asking if the temperature of the water is alright when washing hair are the little things that count. (I also shamelessly asked for their WIFI password which they offered immediately, lol) Good customer service. I'm quite sure they have no idea i was a blogger and was there to try out their service, and probably write about them.

Sometimes it's not just about the end product (which i was very satisfied btw) but it's also the process. My stylist also explained to me about how i have been cutting my hair shape wrongly which makes it looks flat at the back and immediately rectified it for me. My hair was washed like a total of 3 times that afternoon. LOL I basically dyed my hair like total black so it looks much healthier. I think i would want to go back for the Nioxin scalp treatment next time.
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The Hair, Face and Body services CLASSIC offers include Korean Digital Perms, Creative Hair Coloring, Olaplex Treatment, Nioxin Scalp Treatment, Stem Cell Facial,V-Shaped Lifttox Face Treatment, Precious Gold Eye Treatment, Body Contouring, Body Massage, Gua Sha to Waxing Services. They also provide Manicure and pedicure services upon appointment too. Now that's what you called a one stop salon with face, hair and body pampering experience.
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62 Cecil Street, TPI Building #01-00 Singapore 049710 ( Opposite Capita Green) 

Operating Hours: 
Monday to Friday: 11:00am - 7:00pm ( Last appointment at 5:00pm ) 
Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm ( Last appointment at 1:00pm ) 

I was really a satisfied customer and i'm not saying this because i was invited but because i felt the customer service as well as i love the end result of the session. Cuts are only priced at $45 for men, $55 for women, and guess what, only $20 for students! Their coloring services, perming/ straightening as well as treatment for hair are pretty affordable too and the good news is, simple quote "andystorm" for 30% all hair services! :D

Till then,