Saturday, September 28, 2013

[ADV] Beauté Library @ USJ, Subang

Beauty facial is one of the essential treatments every girl has to go for on a monthly routine basis. Having a beautician as my mum, I have been taught the importance of preserving one’s own beauty ever since I was a teen.

Ever since I shifted to the big bustling metropolis city, my lifestyle has changed from carefree and laidback to fast-paced and busy. Being so tied up with uni, work and numerous activities, I tend to neglect my facial condition until it started deteriorates.

Last month, I was honoured to have been invited by Beauté Library to check out their luxurious and modern beauty centre located at USJ, Subang alongside other MHB members. We were given a special preview of their latest treatment – the Beauté Cool Light therapy.

The modern Malaysian women has the needs to achieve wellness in the midst of juggling our busy lifestyles. The Beauté Library caters for these women by hiring passionate professionals who have more than 20 years of experience across various beauty disciplines. These beauticians are focused in their goals on delivering the best comfort and results to customers.

The official spokesperson of Beauté Library is Lynn Lim. Meanwhile, Beauté Library also believes that their customers are their best ambassadors. Hence, it aims to consistently provide their customers with 5-star experiences and employs their body and facial specialists to help analyze each individual’s needs and design a program unique to each customer.

There are currently 4 Beauté Library lifestyle centres in Klang Valley – USJ, Puchong, Mid Valley and Kepong. In August 2013, Beauté Library celebrated its first anniversary. Designed with luxurious comfort in mind, the outlet immediately makes you feel at ease. Moreover, the staff and friendly and professional.

Products and treatments wise, Beauté Library uses the latest state-of-the-art technology and natural ingredients, customizing them according to the customers’ needs. All Beauté Library products are from Paris, formulated from plant extracts for Asian skin without any harmful chemicals and fragrances.

We enjoyed a nice spread of food while waited for everyone to arrive.

Soon we were given a tour of the outlet!

One of the VIP treatments rooms with a shower and bathtub.

Relax and unwind in the clean and comfortable treatment rooms while the “Beauté Librarians” help you achieve your wellness goals! ^^

The Beauté Librarians are carefully recruited and trained with the latest knowledge, skills and state of the art technology to provide professional and customized solutions that suit  your every need.

After each treatment, you may shower or even take a steam bath.

The powder room includes lockers and cubicles for changing.

There were hair dryers, tissue paper and most importantly, large mirrors!

After the tour, we were seated and ready to watch the live demo on what the Beauté Cool Light therapy was about.

Being first of its kind in Malaysia, the Beauté Cool Light therapy is a painless cool therapy utilized in 2 of Beauté Library’s signature treatments namely the Beauté Cool Light Permanent Hair Removal Treatment and the Signature Intensive Beauté Cool Light Collagen Facial.

Kay was the volunteer to try the skin-lifting treatment.

Signature Intensive Beaute Cool Light Collagen Facial

Beauté Cool light combines three advanced technologies: Bipolar Radio Frequency + IPL +Skin Contact Cooling. Beaute Cool Light Systems release precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light that are absorbed by the melanin in freckles, sun spots or liver spots. The pigmented area absorbs the light and is heated, and is removed by skin renewal. Following treatment, the pigmented area turns darker and may crust. Over the following weeks the pigmented area will gradually flake away from the skin leaving little trace of the original mark.

The combination of E light and gentle radio-frequency energies work to decrease proliferation of acne-causing bacteria, regulates the sebaceous gland from over production of oil, and promotes the healing of skin after acne break-outs. This treatment also improves the tightness of the skin, reduced enlarged pores, and rejuvenates the skin thus giving a more uniform complexion

The collagen molecules penetrate into your skin to slow signs of ageing, improve elasticity, gives you a more even complexion, enhances your skin’s moisture level, oxygenate and protects the skin’s natural collagen. You’ll look younger and your skin will feel soft, firm and supple in just one treatment.

This treatment is painless while the cooling system leaves your skin refreshed.

Skin Rejuvenating Treatment
  •       Virtually painless skin tightening
  •       Firms and tightens lax skin

Wrinkle Treatment
  •       Uses Optical and Radio Frequency energy to redefine the dermal layer of the skin
  •       Promotes new collagen growth
  •       Improves textural irregularities like non-dynamic moderate wrinkles, skin laxity, and fine lines

Pigmentation/Vascular Lesions
  •      Treats superficial benign vascular and pigmented skin

Acne Treatment
  •      Clinically proven, safe, effective acne treatment
  •       Reduces sebaceous gland activity, and destroys active acne

Beaute Cool Light Permanent Hair Removal Treatment

This treatment utilizes the E-Light which combines three advanced technologies: Bipolar Radio Frequency + IPL +Skin Contact Cooling. The energy of Radio Frequency reaches the middle and deep layers of the skin and heats up tissue, thus, lower energy is applied during the IPL treatment. This results in a more comfortable experience compared to normal IPL treatments while the cooling system leaves you fresh.

The Beaute Cool Light Permanent Hair Removal Treatment leaves you with no uncomfortable feeling, and is a painless hair removal treatment with no side effects and is suitable for all skin types.

Hair removal usually requires multiple treatments. For some people 2-3 treatments are sufficient, however, black or white hair responds at varying rates. Most patients receive treatments until they achieve their desired result.

Skin rejuvenation treatments are administered once every four weeks. Age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication, metabolism and sun exposure all plays a part in the skin’s condition. Usually, 3-5 treatments are sufficient, depending on the areas treated, expectations and goals.

Totally painless while the skin contact cooling system leaves you feeling refreshed!

All of us admiring the amazing results of Kay’s skin-lifting treatment.

The Beauté Cool Light treatment is currently available in all Beauté Library outlets with special promotion going on!

To enjoy this special offer of the Beaute Cool Light treatment make sure you head over to -

Besides the Beaute Cool Light treatment, Beauté Library’s other signature treatments include:

Signature Body Detoxifying Program

A stressful lifestyle and an unhealthy diet can lead to poor blood circulation and disrupt lymphatic drainage; that in turn affects how toxins are eliminated from our bodies. Symptoms of toxin accumulation in our bodies include fatigue, poor complexion and weight gain which is why detoxifying is so important to one’s wellbeing.

This innovative program combines detoxification with weight loss in one treatment. If you are looking to maintain a healthy body shape while keeping your curves intact, then this is the treatment for you. It also helps prevent sagging skin, reduces cellulite, provides relief from constipation, reduce water retention and varicose veins.

Signature Body Slimming and Re-contouring Program

This program helps you to achieve a sculpted, toned and defined silhouette with treatments that targets and breaks down stubborn, stored fat in the body, and boost the body’s metabolic rate to continue the fat burning process.

Your overall body appearance will be firmer, taut and toned. Skin is lifted, resulting in younger looking body. You will also benefit from reduced cellulite appearance, less muscle fatigue, and improved cell metabolism.

Signature Revitalising Facial

This facial treatment is specially designed for tired, dull, fatigued skin. This facial goes to work at the root source of poor skin problems by targeting baby cell renewal. After conducting a thorough assessment of the customer’s skin condition, the Beauté Librarians will customise the treatment unique to the skin concerns. The treatment includes double cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, facial massage, mask and eyebrow shaping. Customers may also opt to supplement the facial with specialised machine or products. After treatment, skin pigmentation is lightened, wrinkles are plumped up and acne is reduced.

Very impressed with the luxurious outlet interior, the amazing treatment and the top quality service. I will definitely visit again to try out the collagen facial skin-lifting treatment myself! For those who haven’t been to Beauté Library, don’t forget to use to first trial promotion voucher! :)

Beauté Library outlets are located at:

No. 6, Vista Magna, Jalan Prima Metro Prima, 52100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 6252 6312

Mid Valley City
57-G The Boulevard, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 2283 1312

C-10-1, SetiaWalk, Persiaran Wawasan, Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47160 Puchong, Selangor
Tel: +6017 984 0800

No 24, Jalan USJ 10/1E, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Selangor.
Tel: +603 5632 1312

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White high top sneakers - Agape Boutique
Kenzo Snapback
Alexander McQueen inspired skulls bracelet

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Lessons from Past Relationships

1. The nicer he is from the start, the more likely he will turn into an asshole.

2. The relationship will not work if he does not think he is lucky to have you, but instead think that you should feel lucky to have him.

3. Never trust any man who drives a Porsche.

4. The biggest mistake is assuming that he is the one.

5. When you are constantly defending him by saying “maybe he’s just busy” “I’m sure he will change” “Nah it won’t happen again”, stop wasting your time.  Just get out of the relationship.

6. Trust your instinct. You are never wrong about him playing tricks behind your back.

7. Just because he thinks you are amazing doesn’t necessary mean he wants to be with you.

8. Stop expecting him to catch your hint. Tell him straight next time that you hate his roommate joining your movie date.

9. He is never going to surprise you with a bouquet of roses at your door step.

10. The more you expect, the bigger the disappointment you have to deal with.

11. He didn't cook to display his houseman skills, but rather to make you cook for him in return.

12. Do not believe in anything he says about your (plural) future.

13. Roll your eyes as soon as you notice the first hint of sweet talking.

14. Whatever compliments he gives you, chances are he has already said it to other girls.

15. No one man is perfect. You are never going to find your soulmate if you hold on to the belief that there is always someone better out there :)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Leonardo's Dining Room and Wine Loft, Jalan Bangkung

Another overdue post on my simple birthday dinner at Leonardo’s last month. When you’re over 21 birthday is just another day which doesn’t call for much celebration.

Leonardo’s is a non-halal dining room and wine loft located at the quiet neighbourhood of Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar. On the same block itself there are a few other restaurants such as Cavar and Jarod & Rawlins.

There are quite a number of blog reviews on Leonardo’s so I guess the place probably isn’t new for you. Besides their famous pork dishes, there are Asian cuisines available as well: Hokkien Mee, Bak Kut Teh to name a few.

The dining room is on the first floor whereas the wine loft is one floor above. It was our first visit so we almost missed out the signboard as it wasn’t on the ground level.

Complimentary hot bun and water as usual.

Bare brick wall and dim lighting to suit the Renaissance theme.

Reservation is recommended if you’re planning to visit on weekends as the restaurant might not have enough tables to accommodate. You can even check out the menu with the price list on Leonardo’s website.

I had already made up my mind at home on what to order so it didn’t take us too long to decide (unlike other days when we face dilemmas in every other restaurant).

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon – RM32

The taste was alright but I thought the scallop could have been softer.

Spanish Iberico Black Pig Shoulder Loin Steak – RM75

The first bite was great. But later on it just tasted more like pork liver. If you are not a fan of pork liver, opt for other pork dish which doesn’t state that it is cooked to medium.

Grilled Air Flown "1824" Tenderloin – RM75

This did not disappoint. Thumbs up for the sweet and savoury baked potato which we finished in no time.

The best-selling Chocolate Volcano – RM28

The hot and thick chocolate sauce oozing out from the cake! It’s best eaten with the Haagen Dasz vanilla ice-cream that accompanies the cake! We will definitely visit again just for the cake.

Happy birthday to me. This year onwards, revealing my own age is no longer necessary.

Took a quick tour upstairs to the wine loft. Every table was occupied! Even more customers than the dining room yo.

The ceiling is deliberately designed in such a way that you could see the raw material. Unique, old school and less costly. Clever!

Such a shame we left without tasting the wine. Next visit!

Full black OOTN. 

Over all it was a satisfactory dining experience :)

Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft
Address: 61-1, 61-2, Jalan Bangkung, 
Bukit Bandaraya, 
59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03- 2096 2226

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Bali Petitenget - Waroeng Bonita & Potato Head Beach Club

The famous Potato Head Beach Club is a must-go destination in Bali. Lucky for us that Bali Ayu Villa (will do a separate review on that later on) is located at Jalan Petitenget so we could walk back after a couple of drinks at Potato Head since our driver was off duty by then.

Dressed in our maxi dresses and ready to go! ^^

We had our dinner and pre-drink at Waroeng Bonita, a romantic candlelight outdoor restaurant which is classier than any other ordinary waroeng. In fact the name waroeng does not justify for its lovely ambience!

For some reason all the diners there were ang moh.  Maybe Asians don’t like dining outdoor? Or the atmosphere might have given a false impression that it’s an expensive dining spot?

Or maybe they’re just afraid of mosquitoes? LOL. Make sure you bring along a mosquito repellent spray and spray it on your legs whenever you’re outdoor. These nasty bloodsuckers sure are infesting the island!

We had our eye on it when we drove past it on the way back to our villa. Went back to the room and looked it up on Tripadvisor, good review so we decided to eat there!

Surprisingly the food there wasn’t as expensive as we thought. Just slightly more than an ordinary waroeng’s price but not within Italian restaurants’ range.

Love all the lights and candles!

Waroeng Bonita offers a selection of local and western dishes. We stick to Bali cuisines.

Stir fried squid with sambal and vegetables was yummy! Couldn’t have enough of it.

Green curry fish. The curry was perfect to go with the steam rice.

Chicken satay was okay.

Me, Angela, Mei Yan before heading to Potato Head.

Here we are! We have heard so much about this place! Finally time to witness for ourselves its greatness.

We were already mesmerized by the place the moment we stepped in. It’s beautiful and classy just as expected.

Actually the best time to visit Potato Head should be evening, the ideal time to watch the sunset. However our schedule was packed with other activities which could only be done in the daytime so all drinkings have to wait after the sun goes down.

Anyway Potato Head is like an exclusive private club where rich bitches get their daddy to pay annual monthly membership fees to go to! You get the idea?

There was even a big swimming pool where you could dip yourself in, show off your new bikini while you sip your martini.

We were told that it was full house when we arrived around 11pm. But there were daybeds available provided if we spend a minimum of 500k rupiah. I was like hell yeah, why not??? For only RM150 which could be spilt among the 3 of us. Plus I absolutely love daybeds!

Hence we got ourselves a daybed at the far end near the beach. Awesome because we could feel the breeze and hear the waves. But the downside to it is that we were too far from the router to be able to detect the wifi. LOL.

We took turn once in a while to walk further in to reply our whatsapp, update our Instagram, Facebook and whatever. Bitches just can’t live a day without the Internet even during a vacation.

Beautiful palm trees everywhere.

There wasn’t a single day when we weren’t mistaken as Korean/Japanese. I think every Asian is a Korean or Japanese to them. LOL. I lied about being Singaporeans. Don’t judge! It’s not that we are ashamed of being Malaysians. It’s just safer this way because Indonesians don’t exactly adore Malaysians after all the maid abuse incidents :/

Cocktails for the night.

Ordered this only because of the rose petals. Looks better than it tastes.

Fries and wings. Look at those cheese on top of our fries! So yummy we finished the whole giant plate of it wtf.

Great vacation. I’m a happy girl!

My 2 babes loved the place and clearly enjoyed themselves too.

Bring along a scarf if you’re dressed sleeveless. It might get a little chilly at night especially at the beach area.

My favourite shot of the night to end this post with. Don’t miss out Potato Head when you’re in Bali! No entry fee applied. You spend on whatever you order. The cheapest drink should be around 110k rupiah (below RM40) if I’m not mistaken. Better still, spend above RM150 for the daybed. It’s totally worth it! :)

Waroeng Bonita
Address: Jl. Petitenget 2000x, 
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.
Tel: +62 361 473 1918

Potato Head Beach Club
Address: Jl. Petitenget 51B,
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.
Tel: +62 361 473 7979