From massages to lashes, there are irresistible savings to be enjoyed at the first Singapore Beauty Week 2016.
“Beauty indulgences at attractive prices.” Five words that just put one big gleeful smile on our faces.
From November 10 to 19, Singapore will be hosting its inaugural Beauty Week, supported by the Singapore Tourism Board. There are more than 50 participating merchants, including the luxurious Auriga Spa and Banyan Tree Spas, Willow Stream Spa, PREP Luxe, Blow+Bar, CINQ, DrGL Spa, Juup Nails, The Nail Social, and so many more.
With the festive season just around the corner, a girl’s got to put her best face/foot forward whether it’s at a party or on her vacation. She’s got to make sure she’s the hostess with the mostest, sans the kinks and aches in her shoulders.
So, whether it’s a new hairdo, a facial, a massage, pedicure or IPL, that is the golden week to get it all done. After all, the deals on offer are pretty hard to resist. So without further ado, let us give you our Top 10 picks of what you should book, pronto.
Auum – The Honest Nail Spa
Order a manicure or pedicure — or both! — at the comfort of your own home. Or office. Or hotel room if you’re on a staycation. Auum offers a concierge service that delivers perfect nails to your doorstep. It’s the UberEATS for nails! Even Blair Waldorf must approve. All you have to do is make your appointment, and you can sit back, relax and get your nails shaped and painted, and your soles buffed and pampered.
The Deal: Signature Manicure & Pedicure (75 minutes)
Usual Price: S$158
Beauty Week Price: S$98
The Nail Social
42A Haji Lane
Put your best foot forward this holiday season. The Signature Pedicure treatment comes with nail shaping, cuticle care, gentle exfoliation and a massage (ooh!), and a fresh coat of polish in your favourite colour. Other than a special promotional price during Beauty Week, you’ll also enjoy a complimentary Quickie Manicure, which includes nail shaping and a new coat of colour.
The Deal: Signature Pedicure (90 minutes)
Usual Price: S$58
Beauty Week Price: S$42
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel (392 Havelock Road Level 3)
Hands up if you’re ready for party season. No wait, look again. Looks like your nails might need some TLC. Get them shaped and buffed, and treat yourself to a relaxing massage while you’re at it.
The Deal: Classic Manicure (45 minutes)
Beauty Week Price: S$30
The Capella Singapore (1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island)
Talk about the ultimate me-time. There’s no better sanctuary than the award-winning Auriga Spa. Its signature treatments are designed to reflect varying energies of the lunar cycle. Each of these signature treatments is dedicated to a particular phase of the moon — New, Full, Waxing and Waning. Choose your experience or consult your therapist. The Full Moon is all about bringing harmony and heightening your sense of being by working on your energy flow with balancing massage techniques.
The Deal: Auriga Signature Massage: Full Moon (60 minutes)
Usual Price: S$180
Beauty Week Price: S$144
Suntec City Mall Tower 2, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-486
Got a sore neck, stiff shoulders and achy back? Spa Infinity’s therapists are trained to relieve tension and pain in these problem areas by way of deep-tissue massage with trigger-point therapy. Choose from various massage techniques: Swedish, sports or tui na. With a new lease of life, go on and enjoy the spa facilities, such as the micronised Ion Jacuzzi and infrared sauna, as well as the private lounge.
The Deal: Therapeutic Body Massage with Spa facilities and Refreshments (60 mins)
Usual Price: S$140
Beauty Week Price: S$55
Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue Tower 1, Level 55
The Banyan Tree Spa is the bee’s knees. Take the day — and your shoes — off, and indulge in one of Banyan Tree Spa’s massages. Each one is designed to soothe the body and release muscle tension through the healing touch of trained therapists. Expect to feel completely relaxed and rejuvenated afterwards. All Banyan Tree Spa treatments (except hand, foot, hair and waxing treatments) come with a complimentary 30-minute Calm Time of refreshments and relaxation, comprising a welcome foot bath, and some post-treatment time to relax over an herbal drink and healthy dessert. This must be heaven.
The Deal: Body Massage (60 minutes)
Usual Price: S$293.94
Beauty Week Price: S$258.94
Willow Stream Spa
Fairmont Singapore, Level 6 (80 Bras Basah Road)
Improve blood flow and your chi (energy flow) through the meridians of your body with this renewing full-body massage. It combines the use of Chinese bamboo on pressure points with the healing properties of organic oriental ginger oil to work magic on your battered body and soul. It may be almost time to say goodbye to 2016, but it’s “hello! to a brand new you.
The Deal: Oriental Ginger Renewal Massage (60 minutes)
Usual Price: S$218.50
Beauty Week Price: S$189.50
15 Stamford Road, #01-62 Capitol Piazza
There’s nothing like a good hair day to make everything okay. PREP Luxe is well known and loved for their signature blowouts. Pop in for a quick sash, massage, blow-dry and out you go to greet the world with a new bounce in your hair and in your step.
The Deal: Classic Blowout (55 minutes)
Beauty Week Price: S$27
The Luxe House
7A Dempsey Road, Singapore
OMG. This therapeutic tension-relief therapy massage sounds exactly what we need after a very long year. Feel the stress dissipate as your therapist massages your scalp with blended essential oils, working on acupoints to stimulate blood circulation. That will be followed by a neck-and-shoulder massage. One word: Bliss.
The Deal: Illustrious Hair Scalp Therapy (90 minutes)
Beauty Week Price: S$169.06
EYES AND BROWS
402 Orchard Road, #03-15/17, Delfi Orchard
Have you ever wondered how much time you could save every morning if you could skip the mascara step of your make-up routine? ‘Tis the season to have fun without worrying about your lashes. Let the experts at Natural Lash give you an eye-opening experience, literally. Between 100 and 200 lashes are used for both eyes to create a subtle #IWokeUpLikeThis look.
The Deal: Natural Lash (90 minutes)
Usual Price: S$98
Beauty Week Price: S$34 (excludes GST)
Save Even More with the Right Credit Card
Use the right rewards credit card when you pay for your pampering so you can earn points or miles along the way!
Try the Citi Rewards Card, which has a sweet welcome offer of S$250 rebate if you apply for the card before 31 December 2016. Every S$1 you spend on clothes gives you 10 Reward points, or 4 miles, plus discounts at merchants like ASOS, Agoda, and Zalora.
Also consider the OCBC Frank Card, which gives you 6% cashback on online shopping and 5% cashback on entertainment. You need a minimum spend of S$400 per month to start earning cashback, and these beauty deals are just the thing to help you get there.
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By Alexa Fang
Alexa is a pop-culture vulture. She lives to read, write and travel, and decided long ago that life is stranger than fiction. When she’s having croissant, she thinks in French. “31 Rue Cambon” is her favourite address, and she believes that money one enjoyed spending is never money wasted.