5 Places to Treat Yourself in Singapore
In December 2016, I had the opportunity to stay in Singapore for three weeks. It was my fourth visit to the beautiful city and I gradually formed a list of favourite places to visit when I needed a little pamper!
So here it is —
FIVE places to go to treat yourself in Singapore
ONE. THE HUMBLE BEAR / BEVERLEY FU for NAILS in Serangoon (@thehumblebear)
Beverley specialises in intricate and detailed nail art to bring your dream designs to reality. I told Bev I'd love to have three-dimensional Gudetama art adorning some nails, and she was eager to make it happen, showing me prototypes of the nail design in the lead up to our appointment.
Bev's commitment to excellence and attention to detail is exceptional. So sweet and caring, it felt like a long-time friend was doing my nails. These nails stayed in tact for a roughly a month, including three weeks of adventuring, swimming and playing piano in Singapore!
TWO. PREP luxe for HAIR on 15 Stamford Rd, 01-62 Capitol Piazza (@prepyourhair)
Who doesn't need a good blow out some time in their holiday? For me, a good salon wash and finish is the perfect treat on vacation.
Originally a dedicated hairstyling salon evoking the time when women were always immaculately groomed and got their hair “set” everyday, PREP Luxe has since expanded to provide all salon services such as hair cuts, colour, styling, treatments, perms and rebonding for men & women.
Before these photos were taken, I had the classic blow out and head massage, which was simply glorious and most needed especially around my neck area. After the hair service, I was bubbly, relaxed and ready to tackle the day with my tresses fresh for success!
This award-winning salon has a cute, stylised interior with classy and attentive service from their staff to match. For unforgettable hair service, book a session in PREP Luxe. It's as easy as calling them (+65 6384 1406), or booking them online here. (I booked my appointment overseas through their website!)
Three. the editor's market for clothes on 8 grange road, orchard cineleisure (@theeditorsmarket)
Okay. I love shopping. I go to many shops. Not all shops impress me, but The Editor's Market... oh, it definitely does.
It can be found in other locations other than Orchard Cineleisure, but this particular store was where I found this unforgettable white frock.
The stores are clean, chic and sophisticated. The brand has impeccable taste in fabric and colour, creating styles that are wearable and relevant not just for a mere season, but for years and years to come.
The best part about The Editor's Market is that when you buy three items, the prices of those items decrease as per stated in their individual price tags. When you buy six items, the prices decrease even more. The way the prices work helps us girls save our moolah while gaining fashion investments that are classic and timeless.
Not in Singapore? No problem. They have a super user-friendly online website. (Shipping to Australia is $15.)
To make purchases even more wallet-friendly, grab a friend and have fun shopping together at The Editor's Market!
four. osewaya for jewellery on 277 orchard road, orchard gateway (@osewaya_singapore / @osewaya_official)
Osewaya, originating from Japan, is a store with a huge range of jewellery. I bought a necklace, ring, two earrings and an anklet. This mini shopping spree earned me a free floral brooch!
Two of the pieces I bought are pictured on the left — a pair of sweet floral-clustered, pearl drop earrings and a matching gold-chained necklace blooming with roses.
In Osewaya, there are so many unique designs that I hadn't yet seen in other stores. There is such a huge range of styles that I feel there is something for everyone.
Their reasonable and affordable prices, sometimes paired with perks when you buy over a certain amount, makes this boutique worth your regular visit to see what new things they have in store.
Osewaya has an online store in Japanese, however, for those who prefer shopping in English, Tokyo Otaku Mode has a selection of Osewaya jewellery (although the accessories they sell lean more towards the cutesy side) with shipping to Australia being around $8.
five. rosebullet (edit tokyo) for fashion on 277 ORCHARD road, orchard gateway (@rosebulletsg)
My friend, Natasha (you can spot her further up this blog post <3), bought me to Rosebullet edit Tokyo. Although we live far apart physically, this girl is close to my heart and knows me well.
(I love you, Tashi!)
This store is a haven for Japanese clothing and accessories. It was basically everything I wanted to buy that I was too scared to ever purchase online in case there were differences in sizing or style.
Some prices may not be affordable for everyone, but they are quality clothes and accessories. I bought a pair of elegant cream heels (pictured below) which could be made strapless, or you could choose to thread a bejewelled or plain strap through the loop for your preferred look.
Rosebullet edit Tokyo may not be regularly affordable for everyone, but it's a collection of treasures worthy of your occasional splurge.
Visit them and you may just find the perfect item of your dreams.
Before I finish this blog post...
A huge thank you to the loving families that hosted me during our stay; Natasha, Alessandra, Bev and my friends at New Life Community Church... xx You made my stay in Singapore possible, so comfortable and enjoyable. You are so appreciated and you are so welcome when you come to Perth!
And that's a wrap!
After reading all this, is there a particular location that takes your fancy?
Leave a comment or let me know if you have any recommendations to add to the list!
Lots of love, Steph