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Eye Cream: How do the Japs choose? 3 weeks ago

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Let’s talk about eye cream today, the delicate care for the windows to our souls. Most ladies have the mindset that using a regular face moisturizer for their eyes will be sufficient and there is no need to use a separate product for those peepers. That is a big no-no and a misconception, so here’s some  tips on choosing the perfect eye cream and its importance. What’s The Importance of Eye Cream? Our eye area is the most delicate and sensitive area on our face which requires extreme care and concern to prevent any issues from arising such as puffiness, dark circle and fine lines and wrinkles. There are minimal oil glands around your … Read more » Eye Cream: How do the Japs choose?

10 Japanese Beauty Secrets to Survive Summer 2 months ago

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During the summer period, it is essential for every lady to know how to maintain your skin in tip-top condition. In Singapore, we constantly experience scorched humid weather. Here are 10 Japanese beauty secrets we would like to share with you. 1. Drink plenty of water.   Choosing water over sugar-sweetened drinks helps you to maintain a healthy weight. Did you know that by adding lemon into your plain drinking water, it helps to aids digestion and cleanse your system? Put a few slices of lemon into your water bottle  to flavour it and keep yourself hydrated at all times. 2. Using Sunscreen aka Sunblock   Never neglect using sunscreen as part of your beauty regime, … Read more » 10 Japanese Beauty Secrets to Survive Summer

Harper’s Bazaar Singapore Best Couple Spa Awards 7 months ago


Bold, opulent and provocative, Harper’s BAZAAR  is the style bible for the well-dressed woman with the well-dressed mind. Bazaar delivers perspectives into the world of fashion, beauty and popular culture on a monthly basis. With a reach of 1.9 million affluent audience in Asia, Harper’s Bazaar aims at members of the upper-middle and upper classes. Launched at the end of 2001, Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore brings style and substance to all aspects of contemporary life through a sophisticated and diverse array of articles, through intelligent comments and outstanding photography. BAZAAR Singapore has also garnered numerous awards along the years like Fashion Magazine of the Year (Gold) and award for Excellence in Magazine Design – September … Read more » Singapore’s Best Couple Spa

10 Valentine’s Day gift your wife really wants 7 months ago


The time of the year has come again when guys wreck their brains over what to get for their wife. It’s important to know what are some of your wife’s likes and dislikes, needs and wants, so you know what’s best to get her. Here are 10 Valentine’s Day gift ideas we thought every wife would want. 1. Fragrance Gifts Bath salts, bubble bath, perfume, skin creams and soaps. Fragrance never fail to make a woman go mmmm.. Just make sure you know the type of fragrant she loves. 2. Roses It’s true that some might find it a waste of money, however, no harm in getting a stalk to go with your gift. … Read more » 10 Valentine’s day gift your wife really wants

Ikeda Spa Supports Gender Equality and Women Rights 10 months ago


Every year, 1 in 3 women experience physical or sexual violence. This increase of violence against women has always urge The Singapore Committee for UN Women to spread the importance of creating a safer world for women. The Singapore Committee for UN Women is a non-profit organisation working towards women’s empowerment and gender equality in the region. They support programs that provide women and girls with access to education, healthcare, economic independence and a life free of violence and abuse. In order to achieve this, they undertake a wide range of fundraising activities, membership drives and public education programs and events.  SNOW (Say No to the Oppression of Women) provides 70% … Read more » Ikeda Spa supports Gender Equality and Women Rights

Geisha Beauty : Trademarks of A True Artisan 10 months ago

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A geisha is highly known for her tedious upkeep in her looks, and her appearance changes throughout her career, from the girlish, heavily made-up maiko, to the more sombre appearance of an older established geisha. In this story, we look into the beauty trademarks of the Geisha and their significance. White Face In modern times the traditional makeup of apprentice geisha is one of their most recognizable characteristics, though established geisha generally only wear full white face makeup characteristic of maiko during special performances. It is also said that white skin is considered the most beautiful for women at that time. Nape of neck The white makeup covers the face, neck, … Read more » Geisha Beauty: Trademarks of an Artisan

Menard Bihada Workshop 10 months ago


We all know the importance of taking good care of our skin, but do we really know the proper way of using our skincare products? This October, we started our first Menard Bihada workshop for our customers to learn more about the proper way of using the unique Menard Embellir skincare. This is the set up for Bukit Timah. Isn’t it beautiful~   Menard Embellir skincare has a total of 8 products. What’s so special and unique about it is that it requires an additional step from your normal cleansing foam. Our beautician Dana here shows the right technique of using the Embellir Washing. The purpose of lathering well is so that the micro bubbles … Read more » Menard Bihada Workshop

Stretching Session at Breathe 10 months ago


Last Saturday on the 24th of October 2015, some of the staffs at Ikeda Spa went down to Breathe pilates for a stretching session. It was our first time attending a pilates class and we were all excited  as we do not know what to expect. Breathe offers a range of courses depending on individual need and aims to correct imbalances and movement patterns, increase joint range of motion and strengthening muscles. Upon entering, we were surprised to see such a cosy and spacious environment for us. Some of us might be wondering what those scary looking equipments are meant for. We started off with some warm up exercises to … Read more » Stretching Session at Breathe



  Japan ~ witness leaves of maple and ginkgo trees turning red and yellow as we are nearing the peak of autumn. This beautiful season is known for koyo, which means watching of autumn leaves, or also known as fall foliage season. With the mild weather and breathtaking scenery, here are some places you can visit to experience autumn in Japan!   Boat ride on Ooi River Located in the middle of Kyoto’s Arashiyama Mountain, you will get to experience viewing the foliage differently by cruising through the river.Take a boat ride along Ooi River and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as the gentle autumn breeze brushes by … Read more » 5 places to visit during autumn in Japan

5 Natural Ways to Combat the Haze 11 months ago


Being one of the least liked seasons in Singapore, the haze is never an easy period for us all to go through, especially when it is almost impossible to avoid. With the fogginess all around our used-to-be-sunny island of Singapore, the best way to keep in the least contact with this weather is to stay indoors. On a positive note, there are plenty of ways on how to pull through these hard times of the dreadful haze. We have 5 tips to combat the foggy weather in a natural and therapeutic manner.   Watercress Soup for Cleansing Lungs Amid hazy conditions, watercress helps to cleanse our lungs and also serves as … Read more » 5 Natural Ways to Combat the Haze