Monday, September 10, 2007

My tryst with beauty

Ever since a lady in the park asked me "Is your husband Chinese?" I have wanted to go to a salon and indulge in some/any beauty treatment that would restore my old beautiful skin to me. The lady of course meant no harm, it's just that my son is fair like his Papa and I have managed to let my skin suffer on account of my 'I don't have the time & energy' attitude.
I was on the lookout for a good parlour, but found none near my house, and worse still I was worried about leaving Aadi and going out without him!!
Finally I found one...again a lady in the park told me about this one (no it's not the same lady!!) the name is Indigo Palace, and is located along Serangoon Road in Little India.
I left home without having time for lunch and then bought some Samosas along the way, reached the parlour a good 20 minutes late for my appointment. I was greeted by a very friendly lady Saru, who told me about all the available services etc. I told her "do what you have to do, I just want my skin to look better". We settled for a Diamond Peel facial, though I was in favour of apna Shanaaz Hussain, but Saru said that the DP one was worth a try and that she would do it on half my face, and then show me the difference...If I like it she would continue on the rest of it...I was game...
Well as you guessed, half of my face looked clean, and all the dark blotches I had managed to accumulate were gone, so I consented into getting it done all over my face & neck. The process was quite painstaking, and it took good 2 hours to finish the facial. I was completely relaxed & at ease. Also feeling good about finally looking a bit like my old self.
I did a few other trivial things at the parlour, and finally headed home to meet my bachha and his Papa who were busy playing in the park when I reached.
I Promised myself to take good care of my skin and visit Indigo Palace every month. The place is spacious, clean and hygienic. Staff is helpful, smiling, and not pushy.

2 comments:

the Pizzazzy said...

How much did they charge you? I might visit... someday.. after I get over my duped experience.

Neelum said...

i had to part with 115SGD for the facial, full hands wax, and threading here n there !!
i feel it was quite reasonable, keeping in mind that it was a clean, hygienic and spacious place..i do recommend it.