Charlotte Chen, 31
Entrepreneur specialising in fashion and lifestyle start-ups, co-founder of travel app Spottly
FOR BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Where: 03-02/05 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road Tel: 6737-2478 Open: 10 am to 9 pm daily
All of my favourite beauty products are stocked here. I like Byredo’sOudImmortel perfume ($191 for 50ml, $281 for 100ml), Verso Skincare’s super facial serum ($225) and Ren Skincare’s Rosa Centifolia cleansing gel ($50). Most department stores do not stock these brands.
Where: 04-25 Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road Tel: 6733-2625 Open: Noon to 9 pm daily
It is almost embarrassing, but I am really into nail art. I even create designs.
Right now, I like having a nude base with geometric shapes and lines on top. I get my nails done every three weeks. I am all about speed and affordability as I go so often. Far East Plaza has some of the best no-frills nail salons. I usually go to Luv Ur Nails and pay less than $100 for a gel manicure with nail art.
Where: 03-03/04 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road Tel: 6221-6320Open: 11 am to 8 pm(Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday),10 am to 4 pm(Thursday, Sunday and public holiday), closed on Monday
Where: 02-17/18/19, Pact at Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road Tel: 6884-4143Open: 11am to 8pm(Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday),10amto 4pm(Thursday, Sunday and public holiday), closed on Monday
I like switching between both Kizuki+Lim and Itto+Lim, which are owned by the same people. I go to Kizuki+Lim for haircuts. Prices range from $60 to $150, depending on the stylist you choose. I am not particular about who I get. I am generally impatient and have a busy schedule, so I try to pick low maintenance hairstyles or choose treatments that last.
I go to Itto+Lim for longer treatments such as perms, which start at $150. I like natural-looking wavy hair, but perms take a long time. Itto+Lim at Orchard Central is part of Pact, a multi-store emporium. I can order food from the restaurant Kilo there when I get peckish during the treatment. I like its beef short rib rice bowl ($18).