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The Various Available Forms of Skin Rejuvenation

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Hi merry goers,

Busy days can sometimes show when our complexion starts looking tired and haggard. You might think that skin rejuvenation and skin resurfacing are the same thing, and that wouldn't be your fault. Many sources use the terms the wrong way. In reality, skin rejuvenation refers to anything that improves the health of your skin.


There are various types of skin resurfacing methods, which are all forms of skin rejuvenation. However, there are also types of skin rejuvenation that don't involve resurfacing at all. Here's a quick look at some examples of both.


Laser Peels and Other Laser Treatments for the Skin


One of the most versatile ways to rejuvenate your skin is with lasers. That's because Aesthetic Device laser can be used to perform peel procedures, but they can also be used to perform other types of skin treatments. Furthermore, if they are used for peels then the intensity and depth of those peels can be perfectly controlled because lasers are precision machines. Therefore, your clinician can easily treat the exact areas that you need to have corrected and rejuvenated.


Another important aspect of laser treatment is that you can have it done is phases. Some situations call for only a few appointments, but with high-intensity lasers. Other situations may require a series of less invasive laser treatments, but more of them. If you choose to go the laser treatment route then your clinician can recommend what sort of procedure might work best for you and let you know how many treatments you may need.


Acid (Chemical) Peels to Treat Skin Problems

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Chemical peels, which are also often known as acid peels because many of them involve the use of specific acids, are less versatile than laser treatments, but they do often offer very fast results. They are also low on side effects, as long as you are a good candidate for them. But if your skin is oily or sensitive then you might want to rejuvenate it using other techniques, instead. Chemical peels can irritate sensitive skin.


Using Microdermabrasion to Improve Skin Health


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Another form of peel treatment is microdermabrasion, which is essentially the process of sanding your skin. It involves the use of a tool with a very hard tip that vibrates when it contacts the skin, essentially loosening debris and dead cells and sloughing them off. By peeling away all of that unhealthy material it allows the layer of skin below, which is often healthier, to become the surface layer.


Methods of Skin Rejuvenation Other Than Resurfacing Treatments

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There are many ways to rejuvenate your skin without using any sort of peel. However, most of them are not as intense, and therefore they aren't as good at treating severe wrinkles and sags quickly. Many of them may be better at helping you to prevent skin damage. For example, you can often improve your skin health over time by improving your daily exercise routine and eating habits.

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Of course, there are also actual clinical treatments that can rejuvenate your skin that don't actually involve resurfacing in. Ultrasound (ultherapy) is one such option. It uses sound waves to stimulate internal healing processes. The best way to choose between all of those options and the many other skincare treatments that are not mentioned here is to do some research and ask experts for advice before you sign up for any skincare procedures blindly.

Anyway, I hope the rest of the week treats you better.



Til next time,
xoxo
Miriam

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Nom Nom Nom Food Adventure 2017 @ Nu Sentral

Monday, April 24, 2017


Hi there my dear merry goers!

I had an epic Food Cheat Day a while back thanks to Nu Sentral for the Nom Nom Nom Makan Day Out. Honestly, after healthy eating and dieting because of my recent change in eating habits, it was time to LET IT GO~


In conjunction with their third year operating as the first transumer (transit consumer) lifestyle mall in Malaysia, NU Sentral collaborated with their prominent F&B tenants for a day of food-filled fun treat for their media partners and bloggers. Named as Nom Nom Nom @ Nu Sentral, not only were we treated to a complimentary ride via Uber who sponsored the event with free rides but we also explored the 8 level shopping centre for FOOD!

Awesome how Uber made it so easy to travel to Nu Sentral which means no more searching for parking space plus arriving right at the doorstep just in time for food. Plus just imagine after eating for one whole day.. food coma ain't an issue anymore when you have Uber to send you back home safe and sound. After a short briefing, it was time for us to explore and we had a maximum of 12 outlets where we can fully eat until our hearts content and mind you we had that in mind!

I actually hit the gym (Celebrity Fitness) at Nu Sentral before the event so that my body and tummy are well ready to MAKAN ;) The The F&B outlets range from those who feature local food such as Aroma Village, La Cucur, PappaRich, Teh Tarik Place and The Chicken Rice Shop to western food such as Hoagies Hauz, Kenny Rogers ROASTERS, The Manhattan FISH MARKET, Paddington House of Pancakes and BUILT Custom Burgers. We were also treated to Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and fusion dishes as B. bap Korean Food, DubuYo, Sushi Tei, Dolly Dim Sum, Franco, and The Gravy Factory were also included in the list of participating tenants. Not to forget, beverages and deserts offered by Secret Recipe, La Juiceria and Milkshake Factory.

Without further ado... let's start on my makan journey all within the vicinity of Nu Sentral. If you follow me on my social media accounts (Instagram: @miriam_hk) I'm sure you would have known that we successfully hit the target with 12 outlets within that day. First up was Franco. I've heard that they have some rather mouth-watering food and dessert choices so I was sure excited to try them out. We ordered their Squid Ink Rice which my food partner-in-crime have been eyeing on and also their Lobster Bisque Pasta.


No doubt, it did not disappoint us with the rich Lobster Bisque and would you just look at the size of that Lobster? So good and rich, it hit the taste at all the right notes full of seafood goodness. But do bear in mind that it could get rather heavy especially for those who are not really a fan of seafood. Since I was trying to incorporate more seafood into my diet, this really hit the mark.

The Squid Ink Rice was a delight to enjoy as well with fluffy buttery rice well colored and infused with the squid ink. Definitely not a meal to order on the first date out if you don't want your teeth to be stained black but so good you should order this. Paired with fluffy egg omelette and some seafood on the side like scallops and squid, no wonder my partner in crime specifically ordered this dish.


Just to sweeten things up a bit, we ordered their Signature Franco French Toast which I have heard my friends raving about. Fluffy thick cut toast with whipped cream and drizzle of honey, it's like a comfort food plus definitely insta-worthy. My personal thoughts: Not really as raving as I expected it to be but still an enjoyable dessert.


Just the first stop and I'm already starting to fill my tummy filling up! Definitely need to pace down on the amount of food we are eating. But... next stop: BUILT Custom Burgers which I have been eyeing when I saw that they were on the list of participating outlets. Off we went to to customize our dream burgers and because we could, we actually ordered a Double Patty Beef Burger with Brioche Bun, Grilled Pineapple, Sauteed Mushrooms, Peppers with a side of Sweet Potato Sauce.


It is really simple to customize your burger and you can even go bunless which another of my eating partner in crime did! He ordered a 'salad' which had no greens at all but just pure meaty goodness! Just look at that carnivourous portion of meat. Soooo sinful but that's what a cheat day is called.

Our customized burger was a delight to savor. Cutting into the meat was glorious with the juicy beef patty, nicely tenderized and seasoned paired with their sauce and I got the Gouda cheese for my cheese selection. After my stay in Amsterdam, I'm telling you that Gouda cheese is the BOMB! Especially matured Gouda Cheese. Thank God we ordered this burger to share or else I'm telling you my quota would have been maxed. Sweet potato fries were amazing and I was lucky enough to be able to order the last serving of it. BUILT Custom Burgers is definitely a must try.


Next stop: Sushi Tei! Since we had friends already dining there, we decided to calm down and head over for some zen Japanese cuisine. Ordering 3 dishes to share among the 6 of us, my tummy still had space for some fresh cut sashimi. Soft Shell Crab salad was delight to enjoy although there was a slight fiasco in the beginning. I was technically taking this opportunity to wash down that sinful goodness from BUILT with their Green Tea.


Honestly, at the third place I could fill my tummy really starting to fill up but this mission has to go on so off we went to Teh Tarik Place for a cuppa teh tarik and to chill and chat. This was like a pit stop before proceeding on with the rest of the race especially when we realized some of the other teams were already at their 6th stop!


Time to pick up the pace and off we headed to Dolly Dim Sum which I heard serves some of the best Halal dimsum options. We ordered three of their sets which came with one of my must order Golden Custard Bun! Every single time I go for dimsum, I HAVE TO order my custard bun!


Ain't no stopping me from bursting the skin and seeing that golden custard ooooozeeee out. For a Halal dimsum place, their dimsum options were satisfactory although the skin of their dimsum can be quite thick but the meat was very flavourful.


Ok I'll admit, if it is not because I still had so many more stops to go, I would eat more of their dim sum.

As our tummy capacity start to get filled up, we decided to attack the smaller eateries like La Cucur which serves decent Malaysian kueh and dishes. I love my Malaysian kueh especially their pulut, Seri muka, Ondeh-Ondeh etc and I know that I definitely still had space for some kueh.


Washing down our kueh with some sweet milkshakes from Milkshake Factory! They had some pretty interesting flavors with Kinder Bueno, Mars Bars, Snickers and even a milkshake in a coconut. I got their Strawberry Banana Milkshake which was sweet and indulgent.


Time to hit it at Hoagies Hauz with their Grab n' Go selections of buns and sandwich melts. We decided to try their Signature Hoagiez and the Ultimate Meltz which was served with chips on the side. They do have pasta options but our tummy really cannot accomodate any further. At this point, we were rushing to meet the other F&B outlets to reach our target so after grabbing our food, we rushed off to The Gravy Factory which was just opposite where we were.


We saw several Instagram postings of The Gravy Factory showcasing their popular order Hainanese Chicken Chop so we ordered that and it was so good! No wonder so many people ordered it. Their Lamb Shoulder was really succulent as well as they marinated it well and it was still tender. Their Gravy selections were savoury and well seasoned, pairing well with the food we ordered.


At the end of the day, we rushed off to meet our last three stops: Paddington House of Pancake, Manhattan Fish Market and La Juceria. I've always like Paddington House of Pancake for their pluffy savoury and sweet pancake selections so we ordered their Alaskan Pancake which has potato pancakes as well as their Chocolate Fondue Pancake which had thick chocolate sauce where we could dip the mini fluffy pancakes, some fruits and ice cream into it. Yums!


Ending our final two stops with Manhattan Fish Market selections was reaching our peak point but I must say that the food served at the Nu Sentral outlet was really enjoyable. Our last stop was at La Juceria for their Chlorophyll water because we definitely need a detox and healthier end to our cheat day.

All in all, it was a really fulfilling food day out not only because of the food but also because of the awesome company we had dining with us. Nu Sentral is no doubt a mall filled with tons of good F&B outlets and so super easily accessible.

You can get there by LRT, Monorail, KTM or even by UBER if you're feeling lazy to drive.

And here's 2 FREE Rides worth RM10 just for you! Yup UBER has been so kind to give all my dear readers 2 FREE RIDES whenever you use my code:

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Now you can go explore Nu Sentral as well and go check out some of the food recommendations from my post :)


Til the next food adventure
xoxo
Miriam



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Tasty Healthy Poke Bowl @ Paperfish TTDI

Monday, April 24, 2017


Hi my dear merry goers!

Sorry it's been like quite a while since I last updated my poor abandoned site but I promise I will try to update it more frequently. For those of you who miss me, do follow me on my Instagram which I'm much more active on.


Recently, I've been a bit obsessed with eating healthy and have been hitting the gym nearly every day so finding tasty and healthy food spots around town has been on my list :) Thanks to Zomato, I found Paperfish located at Taman Tun Dr Ismail serving Poké.

Poke /pˈk/ is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine, and sometimes as an entree. Poke is the Hawaiian verb for "section" or "to slice or cut".

Technically Poké Bowls is a dish where you can choose to have a grain/rice base and top it with some toppings like edamame, corn, wakame and lastly your choice of poké! I'm telling you that Poké is by far on the top of my healthy must eat food because not only it's healthy but it is so good and filling too.


During the Zomato meetup, we were able to try out the selection of Poké they have in store before ordering our very own to enjoy. At Paperfish, they have several customized menu selections where they have mixed and matched their Poké with the base and toppings plus sauce to deliver the best Poké experience. Some of their Poké protein selections include: Umami Shoyu, Citrus, Heatwave (Spicy Salmon), Cili Tuna, Sea-salt Shrimp, Mango Salsa Shrimp, Tropical Tuna and Shrimp Ceviche.


I can just eat their Poké on its own because they were fresh, well marinated and so easy on the palate. For those of you who love the spicy kick, get their Heatwave because pow! The kick from the Spicy Salmon marinate just hits you like a heatwave but it is so good. You can actually choose to Build-Your-Own-Bowl (BYOB) or choose from their pre-planned recipe choices. Not only that there are some superfood add ons you can choose from like chia seeds, flaxseed, almond, chickpeas etc.


After tasting all their Poké selections I chose the Heatwave because I just need my spicy kick! The Heatwave comes with greens, edamame, corns and cherry tomatoes but I love Paperfish because they give me an option of quinoa! Other places offer white rice or brown rice but when there is quinoa of course I will go for it.


For those of you who are looking for a healthier yet tasty alternative to your daily meals, make sure to stop by Paperfish @ TTDI and I'm sure you'll just fall in love with the taste of it.


Til next time,

xoxo
Miriam 
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Lajeune e Lounge Pulsating Electrostatic Field Therapy @ Jaya One

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Hi darlings,

In a blink of an eye and it's the mid of April! Seriously, time sure passes by in a flash and sometimes it can get rather stressful and tired. Don't we all wish we could just go for relaxing spa sessions or getaways at any time we want. Of course not all of us can just take off whenever we want but I've got a quick solution to solve that problem.

Facing the computer and with so much pollution and free radicals, how many of us actually know the condition of our body? We may be filled with tons of negative ions affecting our sleep and health or maybe you're inflicted with muscle aches and headaches? I was recently introduced to Lajeune e-Lounge where they offered a Energy Field Therapy that dedicates to offer a safer and sustainable healthcare alternative using Energy Field Therapy.

One of the Lajeune eLounge located at Jaya One, PJ is a quick stop centre where you can try out the Pulsating Energy Field Therapy. Just some background on this therapy, it is actually specially designed to relieve body stress and pain, improve blood circulation and stimulate nervous systems so that your body can perform at its more optimal level.



They claim to help those especially having health issues like heart problems, high blood pressure, muscle cramps, asthma, insomnia and many more. If you are skeptical about this treatment, you should know that it has been tested, approved and endorsed by our local authorities and various international health institutions in China, Japan, US, Japan and Korea.



Moving on to my relaxing experience in Lajeune eLounge, it is just a simple set up with 4 comfy sofa seaters installed with their equipment. The Energy Field Health Instrument generates a negative pulsating electrostatic field at low and safe current levels. Now bearing in mind that it is using electrostatic field, try not to touch anyone sitting on the chair unless you are prepared to get a static shock.


There is also an ion mat that confines the electrostatic field and delivering a more targeted and concentrated level of electrostatic field to the person sitting on it. Also, the foot device targets your leg area so that the ions actually travels throughout your whole body from top to toe.


Now, how does this treatment work? It's simple! All you have to do is to sit, relax and that's it. I'm not kidding you because that's all you have to do and the equipment does the rest of the work. Honestly, i nearly fell asleep just sitting there. You can choose to do some light reading or it's the best time to get that nap you are missing out.

The recommended treatment time is from 30 minutes to 1 hour per day. And for those of you who are interested, you can now redeem a Complimentary Treatment Pass and get a FREE TRIAL by just visiting this LINK. Not only that, check out their latest outlet opening in Shah Alam as well.

For more information
https://www.facebook.com/LajeuneElounge

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