Jan 17, 2016

Premium Soft-Serve Ice Cream @ Honey Creme Hartamas


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Honey Creme has finally opened up a store in Klang Valley and desserts fan can rejoice! Honey Creme is a Korean style premium organic soft-serve ice cream brand, conceived through a Korean-Taiwanese business partnership. First launched in Taiwan in 2014, it has since expanded to other countires like Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Indonesia.

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Honey Creme Taiwanese Trainer, Liu Siao Zi explaining about the benefits of Honey Creme soft serve.

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Ice creams have always been stigmatized as unhealthy but Honey Creme is specially handcrafted with premium organic ingredients from all over the world especially South Korea's top organic milk and creams. Honey Creme's soft serve is a healtheir option with nutritional toppings like raw honeycomb, organic mixed grains and dark chocolate. If you like to indulge, popcorn or cotton candy topping is the one for you! 

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Raw honeycomb provides natural sweetness and is a healthy options as it is rich in minerals, amino acids and other health giving properties.

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The flavours Janice and myself managed to try that day were:

  1. Honey Comb
    • One of the crowd favourite, the honeycomb gives a natural sweetness to the ice cream.
  2. Popcorn
    • Crispy and crunchy caramel popcorn gives texture to the ice cream and I love the fact that the popcorn is not overly sweet. It is just right and definitely one of my favourite.
  3. Organic Mixed Grains
    • Mixed grains consists of soy beans, brown rice, black sesame seeds, flax seeds, black beans, oats, rye, black glutinous rice and pearl barley. This is a healthy option and the best one that I have tried out of all the flavours. 
    • It is also topped with caramel for a multi-layer taste. However, the mixed grains is heavily concentrated at the bottom of the cup which is only accessible when you finish eating the ice cream. It can be solved by scooping everything out from the bottom before eating so you get the grains on the ice cream evenly.
  4. Organic Cotton Candy Affogato
    • Cotton candy is made with organic sugar. Ice-cream drizzled with rich and aromatic warm espresso, its leaves a bittersweet flavour.
    • As I am not a fan of espresso or black coffee, I didn't really enjoy it.
With many other variety of flavours available in cups or cones, Honey Creme's organic premium soft serve ice cream is made to cater to Asian taste-buds with its fluffy, light velvety texture and creamy milky taste with slight salty undertones.

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Honey Creme Hartamas
20, Jalan 27/70A Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Opens daily
Mon - Thurs: 12pm - 10pm
Fri - Sun: 12pm - 11pm

For more information, visit Honey Creme Malaysia:
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Dec 27, 2015

[Review] STAYOUNG The Amazing Animal Mask


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I have been spotting some Animal Face Mask in the market for some time now but never really gotten to trying them as I still have my usual face mask in the house. However, I got the chance to try them out after STAYOUNG sent me a few samples of their The Amazing Animal Mask series.

All of the Amazing Animal Mask series are FREE from Praben, Phenoxyethanol PPG, PEG/Dimenthicone, Mineral Oil, Colorant Triethanolamine.

The ingredients are mostly natural which consists of Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Betaine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, 1,2-Hexanediol/ Crprylyl Glycol/ Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20, Allantoin, Panthenol, Chlorphenesin, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrhiza Uralsnsis (Licorice) Root Extract, Portulaca oleracea Extract, Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosmary) Leaf Extract and Fragance.

The rest of the additional ingredients will depend of the range and purpose of the product.

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Panda: Perfect Whitening & Moisturizing

Contains Niacinamide which is famous for its whitening effect and Aloe Vera which provides moistures to keep the skin hydrated.

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Cat: Pore Tightening & Wrinkle Care

Adenosine helps to provide elasticity to the skin and snail secretion filtrate will provide extra moistures to the skin along with tightening the pores.

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Dog: Super Soothing & Nourishing

Tea Tree extract helps to sooth sensitive skin which its natural antibiotic and anti-inflammaroty properties. Green Tea extract contrains Vitaman A,C and E which helps nourish the skin and provide vitality.

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Best to use mask after cleansing the face and applying on toner before putting on the mask for about 15-20 mins.

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Tiger: Ultra Moisturizing & Soothing

Hyaluronic Acid provides hydration to the skin with Chamomile extract to prevent vaporization of moisture and sooth the skin from various skin troubles.

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I like that the mask fits my forehead nicely since most of the time other masks only covers a part of it. However, the sides of the mask does not cover my face fully. So far I have used two out of four masks. The Tiger ones are really soothing and perfect especially during the hot weather. It has a cooling effect to it :)

This kind of mask would definitely be great for sleepover parties where u get to take many fun pictures with the mask on ;)

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STAYOUNG The Amazing Animal Mask Series retails at RM12.90 per piece at AEON Wellness.

I have tried to search for more information about this brand both in English and Korean but so far there are no information available about this brand at the moment. STAYOUNG is manufactured in Korea and distributed in Malaysia. However, the main website of STAYOUNG does not seem to be working. Hopefully they will have an official Facebook page soon so that you all can get to see more updates from them in the future!

Dec 22, 2015

Laser Treatment @ Premier Clinic Bangsar


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Few weeks ago, I was invited to Premier Clinic to review their aesthetic treatments. Premier Clinic is located in both Bangsar and TTDI with a comprehensive list of procedures and treatments depending on your needs. 

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While I was looking through their website on the list of treatments available, a few caught my eye. During my visit to the clinic, I expressed my concerns to the doctor where I am not prepared for invasive type of treatment at the moment and would like something that has no down time since I am traveling overseas the next day. She then advised me to go for the q-Switch Nd YAG laser treatment for my dull skin, which practically has no down time at all!

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Outside and VIP waiting areas

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As I have not been getting regular and quality sleep, my skin looks duller and with the sunburn from my previous beach trip, my skin is not regenerating as quickly as it used to be. Which is why the doctor recommended me the q-Switch Nd YAG laser treatment. As you can see the dark spot on the left part of the picture, it is scarring due to my itchy fingers pinching the pimple.

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Before the laser treatment, numbing cream was applied onto my face. As my skin layer is quite thin and sensitive, the numbing cream was left on for about 30 mins so that I won't feel much pain during the laser session. Honestly I got bored waiting for so long and alone in the room so I took my phone out to play while waiting :P

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q-Switch Nd YAG Laser emits high energy light where the laser treats the affected area by eliminating skin cells that area affected in order for the skin to generate a new layer to replace the old one. This triggers the production of new collagen and vital proteins that the skin needs to repair itself.

During the laser, my skin felt prickly like ants biting but it's not that painful to me. Also, I could smell the burning especially when it is around my nose and mouth area. Luckily there is the vacuum that helps in absorbing the air but I still held my breath for a few seconds from time to time.

The laser was done within 15 mins and a cold pack was placed onto my face immediately and left on for a few mins. During checkout, I was given a sheet of paper with instructions for after care method where mainly it is to avoid sunlight and put on sunblock as often as possible. Unfortunately, my overseas trip involves me traveling to a hot country so sunblock and shades are my best bet!

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A photo with Dr. Elaine after the treatment

I will be going for another follow up session with the doctor soon the see the condition of my skin following the treatment. Will update you again on this! :)

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

Premier Clinic TTDI
31, Jalan Wan Kadir 2,
Taman Dun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur.

Opens
Mon - 2pm to 7pm
Tues-Sat - 10am to 7pm
Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays

For more information, visit Premier Clinic's:
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