Sunday, July 9, 2017

Pampered at Luminous Beauty Parlour @ Desa Park City

I love how manicure and pedicure do wonders to my appearance and confidence. However, I tend to avoid sweet pastel colours as I did not like how they look so pale against my tan skin. But Luminous, the spanking new beauty parlour at Desa Park City proved I was wrong. I recently got my latest nail art that I never thought I would like so much! Thanks to Luminous, I restored my faith in sweet pastels again. Scroll down to look at what they have designed for me!
Time to pamper myself
Luminous, a spanking new beauty parlour at Desa Park City
At the launch of Luminous with 3 friends who become co-owners
Lets take a look at the interior of the beauty parlour 

Upon entering Luminous Beauty Parlour I cannot help noticing how comfortable and welcoming their elegant interior made me feel. Soft lights, white finishes and the simplicity of the parlour aptly portrays an image of a sanctuary where people walk out being more beautiful than when they walked in. Temperature was just nice that I wished a few times I could cuddle up in their blanket and lean on their cushions with a book and hot cocoa till next morning.
Sleek reception at Luminous

Luminous Beauty Parlour provides manicure, pedicure, facials and beauty treatment services. They live by their tagline 'Irreplaceable Human Touch' which is positively testified during my visit there. My manicurist, Stefi, was so obliging from the moment I appeared. She rendered her service with much effort, perfecting every detail of my nail art, although it was past her time to go off duty. The manicurist here will not leave you in the lurch if you cannot decide your colours. Stefi amicably guided me to choose the colour that I both liked and suited (sometimes the colour that you like may not suit you, right?)
Comfortable and snappy environment
Luminous creates beauty with Diami nail polish  from Korea
DJ Leng Yein getting her nails done at Luminous
Luminous represents Babor, a German skincare brand well known for its quality
Facial room

Creativity, Style and Character
One thing I cannot stop myself from loving is Luminous Beauty Parlour's incredibly attractive nail arts! I was fickle from the moment I saw the array of designs Stefi presented to me. Not only they are creative, their designs are screaming with character and style!

During times like this, take a deep breath, calm down, and talk to the manicurist. Stefi, as if could understand my excitement, gently recommended the styles that would suit me. She took into consideration the colours that I preferred and her experience in the industry. She was the one who surprised me with how sweet pastel colours can make my hands luminous.
I have to tell you, it won't be easy choosing from a vast variety of  equally well composed  nail art
Love the cozy atmosphere at Luminous. That blanket can make me doze off anytime!
Choosing colour while Stefi buffs my toe nails
My sparkling emerald toes are pedicured to match the colour of the sea. Now I am ready for my beach vacay! 
Excited to see how my nails transform
Stefi meticulously sticking flowers on my nails
Colourful synthetic dried flowers to form a little garden on my nails
The Satisfying Result
Oh I must say, Stefi was not doing manicure, she was conjuring magic! My raw claws turned into a little princessy garden. My nails literally has dried flowers under the gel enamel. Although extremely sweet in a pink theme, the sparkle and gems added sophistication at the same time. I like how my fingers are paired to display the same designs that cleverly jive with the rest of the finger nails' designs. 
My sweet nails are ready!
People wonder why I smile when driving
Gel nail polish is my preferred choice as it suits my active lifestyle. It can withstand harsh tasks like gardening!
Do not underestimate how manicure can do to your mood even when working in the kitchen
Taking care of my appearance has always been as important as taking care of my health in my life. Not to be confused with vanity or even worse, narcissism, it is actually the matter having respect for the people whom I will encounter and simply, self-love. Polished nails, although seem unimportant to many, contribute not only to how you look but also give an inner surge of confidence and femininity. From driving to cooking to gardening, they are all more enjoyable with a little bit of coloured nails!
Enjoying the view of my nails everytime I work on my lappy
G-1-7, Plaza Arcadia 
3 Jalan Intisari Perdana, Desa Park City
52200 Kuala Lumpur.

03-2715 0225
Instagram: @luminous_beauty_parlour

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Hanging Out at Afterwerk @Scott Garden

In search of places that can accommodate good food and good vibes with a wide selection of spirits, Afterwerk appeared as a good choice in my list- the new revamped restaurant, that is. After the new management took over, Afterwerk emerges strong in the FnB competition in Scott Garden, Old Klang Road. Their new menu, redone stage and changed live bands are ready to host groovy parties and friendly gatherings for their patrons.
Wine and dine with friends at Afterwerk
Happy Hour at Afterwerk runs from 4pm to 10pm with attractive promotions on their alcoholic beverages. Check them out at At Afterwerk, ladies do not have to remember which day is Ladies' Night as 7pm-10pm, every day, ladies can take pleasure in free drinks!
Check out their Happy Hour promo 4pm-10pm on a selection of spirits
Free cocktails for ladies everyday from 7pm-10pm
Afterwerk also takes care of the entertainment department as well as their food and beverages. Everyday, the bar features not only 1 but 2 bands in their circuit to tune in to every guest's rhythm. My girl friend and I were clinking wine glasses while we reminisce our memories together and empower each other to grasp our future dreams.
2 bands are featured daily (1 during happy hour and the other during extended hours)
Girls' night out 
Fun place to chill and chat
Warming up at the al fresco area
Guests basking in party atmosphere
As drinks flowed into glasses and chatter emanated from our mouths, Afterwerk served their main courses which I have to say, were in generous portions!
Piggy Ribs RM45 (half slab) RM90 (full slab)
The Piggy Ribs is a rack of charbroiled pork ribs slathered homemade BBQ sauce. Although the meat needs just a tad more effort to fall of the bones, the marination deserves a thumbs up with glistening BBQ sauce, thick enough for a lip-smacking credit. A wonderful pair with beer!
When eating ribs, fingers are the best
Pan Seared Salmon RM38
Those who are not fans of meat can turn to their Pan Seared Salmon with spicy creamy caper sauce served with vegetables and mashed potatoes. Salmon doneness renders satisfaction as the fish is flaky and juicy. The cream sauce is a pleasant match while the well-seasoned mashed potato surprisingly kept me indulged although just a side dish.

Chicken Chop RM22
Guests can opt for their pan fried Chicken Chop as a reliable meal which is served with salad, fries and choice of black pepper or mushroom sauce. A large piece of de-boned chicken leg will not disappoint. 
Afterwerk Pork Chop RM32
The grilled Pork Chop is a delightful dish drenched with spicy sauce and delicious mash potato and vegetables at the side. 

Fun time with good friends
The night was not over after the main courses. Of course, wine continued to pour and music did not stop throughout the evening. Guests can take advantage of the pool tables and dart boards to amplify their excitement. My friend, Gina, and I made more acquaintances from other tables and shamelessly created more laughter. All the cooped up stress dissolved that evening and we left with memorable snapshots. And, that is all we expect from a wonderful evening out, don't you think?
A round of pool anyone?
Darts to show off some precision
Afterwerk bar and restaurant at the spacious corner lot of Scott Garden at the lower ground
G-02 & 03, The Scott Garden,
28900, Jalan Klang Lama,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Info and Reservation (after 3pm):  +60379722520 or 0196222423

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Getting My Sexy Back with Premier Clilnic @ TTDI

Tired, dissapointed and nearly giving up.  I have been carrying a burden on my back for a long time. For many years, I have been looking for a trustworthy healer to resolve my misery. Scar creams, whitening solutions and such have just been money drainers. I then realized that only aesthetic treatment can cure the pigmentation on my back which has been taking toll on the way I dress and my confidence.
Excited for my treatment at Premier Clinic
Searching for good aesthetic treatment prods me to do research before I engage the suitable institution.

My considerations are:

1. Certified and authorized aesthetic physician
It is important that diagnosis is done by certified aesthetic doctors as treatment involves the health of the skin, the human's largest organ. Aesthetic boutiques which only assign beauticians to definitely do not gain my trust. 

2. Professionalism and expertise 
After making sure that I am engaging a proper and legitimate clinic, its professionalism and expertise is also crucial. Centers who pressure customers to walk out with products or packages have me fleeing before they can say goodbye. I would hands down vouch for sincere service.

3. Affordability
Price is something that is undeniably influential in my (and many people's) decision to engage a clinic. If I had to sell a kidney to get the treatment, I would have to leave the spots on my back. However, I would would be suspicious of dodgily underpriced treatments as technology is, a matter of fact, costly.
With Dr Nigel Ong
When I entered Premier Clinic, I felt I have entered a down-to-earth medical establishment. The environment was clean and organized with no overly pretentious display which suggests that the team is more invested in the results to prove their brand. I was amicably ushered into the doctor's consultation room soon after registration.
Dr Nigel Ong, explaining in detail what is Post Inflamatory Inflation (PIH)
Dr. Nigel Ong was all smiles throughout consultation and made sure that I understood everything from the cause of my problem to its solution. After just a few sentences into the consultation, I was relieved to hear that my condition is easily treatable. Dr. Nigel assured me that it was easy to treat the pigmentation and in no time, I will be having a smooth back. 

What I like about Premier Clinic:

1. Professional and trustworthy doctors
My consultant was honest and sincere to bring the best out in me. They are professional in every way from inspection, to treatment to understanding my misery. I also have to say good job to Premier Clinic for making their website very user friendly and comprehensive. There was no 'luring' of customers the devious way. Everything I needed to know was displayed clearly for my informed decision.

2. Cutting edge machines
The machine used to treat my skin is one of the many latest equipment invested by the clinic to address almost any imperfection! The up-to-date machines indeed gave me confidence that their treatment is a result of stringent research.

3. Friendly staff and great service and no touting
Indeed their staff are always wearing a smile and accommodating demeanor. Most importantly, they did not pressure me into purchasing products or services. It was like having people who sincerely wanted me to be more beautiful.

4. Affordability
It was a pleasant surprise that these treatments are not impossible for me. I was expecting a starling celebrity price tag. All prices are transparently displayed on their website which makes me more comfortable in making plans and decisions.
Dr Nigel was very understanding during the consultation and assured me that my situation is treatable
At the base level of the most surface layer of the skin, epidermis, is where melanin is produced. Pigmentation occurs when more melanin are produced in one area of the skin. 

This extra production of melanin is triggered by:
1. Hormonal change (beware during pregnancy)
2. UV because melanin is produced to protect the skin (that's why we have to avoid the sun) 
3. Injury (in my case, acne!)
Dr. Nigel prescribing my treatment, the Q-Switch laser
Dr. Nigel prescribed the Q-switch laser which emits high energy light towards the affected area, reducing unwanted skin cells. The laser penetrates deeply without injuring the top layer of skin and encourages production of collagen and vital proteins. The Q-switch laser is very versatile and used for age spots, birthmarks, dull skin, skin whitening and even tattoo removal.
Just the beauty antidote I need in my life!
Treatment room
After consultation, I jumped straight into the patient's gown and laid on my stomach where the nurse thoughtfully adjusted the air conditioning temperature to my liking. The laser treatment only takes 15 painless minutes and 30 minutes of numbing with cream before that. Efficient and fuss free! After the treatment, I walked away without any downtime (no recovery period).
Numbing cream applied on my back 
On my way to a new back

Relaxing with soft lights and music while numbing cream takes effect
Dr Nigel Ong on the laser
Professionally chaperoned during treatment
Zap off those terrible scars!
Laser work in progress

Premier Clinic's investment in the latest cutting edge laser machines

There is nearly nothing that you cannot correct in Premier Clinic! 
They are confident in providing a plethora of aesthetic services. Just take a look at their website and choose your pick from the menu

It gives me an opportunity to invest in myself worry-free and at an affordable price. I'll definitely be back to reward myself more!
Premier Clinic reception
Booked parking specially for customers
Premier Clinic- Taman Tun Dr Ismail
31, Jalan Wan Kadir 2, 
Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 
60000 Kuala Lumpur

03-7732 5552

Monday 10am-3pm
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-7pm
Sunday & Public Holidays Closed

Premier Clinic- Puchong
G-15, IOI Boulevard,
Jalan Kenari 5,
Bandara Puchong Jaya
47100 Puchong Selangor

016-706 0101
03-8080 3828

Monday 2pm-7pm
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-7pm
Sunday & Public Holidays Closed

Premier Clinic- Bangsar
40, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur

012-662 4278
03-2282 2263

Monday 2pm-7pm
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-7pm
Sunday & Public Holidays Closed