Sunday, 20 November 2016

[REVIEW] Organic Way for Healthier Hair - Simran Beyond Beauty

Pursuing hair fashion is a common trend of today, seeked by many regardless of age or gender.
Coloring, hair perm and straightening are among the methods used to make our crown of glory more attractive which in return, confident-boosting.
However, all these chemical treatments has its drawback.
The first symptom I had was frizzy with entangled hair. Although the DIY hair coloring was supposed to give a luscious color with smooth-to-touch texture, it failed on the later proclaims.

Dandruff, itch and hair fall start to follow soon.
I knew I had sensitive skin, but never had I encounter flare out as bad as a sleepless night.
If you could relate to my unpleasant experience, then I have something that might just make you feel better.
I came to know of Simran Beyond Beauty through their Facebook page and after having chemical services for the past years, I decided to give my myself a break and go for something organic.

 Situated in TTDI, right above the Beyond Veggie cafe by Secret Recipe at the end of the street, it can be rather confusing to locate this store especially when there is another similarly named (Beyond Beauty) around the other corner. So, look out for this place!
Simran Beyond Beauty upstairs
Upon arrival, a quick physical assessment and history taking was done by the founder of Simran Beyond Beauty, Ms Gurjit who was a former nurse. With her many years of experience in hair related field, she curated a line of organic hair products that helps in reducing hair fall, strengthing of follicles as well as ensuring a healthier scalp.


It was during this assessment I was able to understand a few more things that leads to my condition. Although hormonal changes, stress and lifestyle affects our hair general condition, all these does not happen overnight. According to Gurjit, each effect may take up to 6 months to show, whether was it a extreme event or illness. I was able to relate to that. She also mentioned that my hair color may varies slightly after the Organic Hair Cream Bath @@
Miserable state of hair

Once the briefing was done, I was ushered into a room to change into a pair of comfortable sarong before starting the hair treatment. As I suffered from dandruff condition, she applied apple cider vineger on my scalp to help balance the pH level as well in oil control. Gurjit was very attentive as she noticed the sensitivity I developed but it nothing serious. After 10 minutes, they washed off the cider and started the hair restoration process.


The basic to Simran Beayond Beauty products are organic products. Each ingredients are carefully selected based on their benefits and freshly blend before storing in the freezer. I was told some of it are of pumpkin, yogurt and traditional herbs. Do you know that most of her ingredients are edible (Except for non-edible essential oils), including the wax cream for hair waxing?
I had a try at it and it was really delicious <3

Grinded herbs with Yogurt
Gurjit's staff applied and massaged the mixture onto my scalp for better absorption. While allowing the hair treatment to work it's magic for about 45 minutes, the staff gave a relaxing neck, shoulder and arm massage. The cool mixture is so soothing I almost fell asleep~
To complete the cycle, my hair was then hooked to a steamer for 15 minutes before being whisked away for a hair wash.

[ OVERALL THOUGHTS ]
I would give a rating of 5/5 for the hair treatment provided by Simran Beyond Beauty!
Gurjit has been very thorough with her explanations on the ingredients used as well as the entire treatment process, which is what customers seek for. The top notch complimentary massage service was a bonus experience!


The Before and After
As for the anticipated hair outcome, it is true that the results were visible within the first session!
I felt no more scalp itchiness, which is what I initially hoped for and my hair glow with obvious healthier ash color (the originally dyed color which turned brown due to environmental factors). Upon touch, I noticed that my hair felt "grainy" but that was due to the nutrients closing the damaged hair cuticles (Should your hair is healthy, you would not feel this) and with noticeably less hair tangle. My hair does not fall as much as before neither!

It is advisable to not wash your hair after the treatment for 2days and repeat the Organic Hair Cream Bath on a weekly basis for the next 2-3 weeks (based on your hair improvement), before gradually reducing the frequency. If there is another reason that will make me return was the moderation they practice.

Simran Beyond Beauty also offers other services such as facials, treadings, massage, etc.
To all Muslim friends, female staffs are available upon request to facilitate in your preferred treatments.

[ BENEFITS FOR READERS ]
Simran Beyond Beauty is offering a discounted rate of RM150 for each session of Organic Hair Cream Bath (Normal price is RM250).
Just show them this blog post to be eligible for this awesome deal!
**Promo ends 31st December 2016

Thank you Simran Beyond Beauty for the great experience and I would certainly return in near future.


54 A,
Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contact no: 03-7725 3897

Operating hours: 11 am - 9 pm daily.
Close on Tuesdays.

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xoxo
Juneci

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

[FOOD] A Hearty Feast at TAKE EAT EASY

Take Eat Easy Modern Bakery & Cafe 's 2nd flagship restaurant was launched yesterday at the Pearl Shopping Galery after it's first maiden branch at Bandar Menjalara, Kuala Lumpur.

Living to it's motto "Beyond Baking",
Take Eat Easy Modern Bakery & Cafe provides a wide range of gastronomy selections for your ultimate satisfaction; starting from all day breakfast choices, freshly baked breads, pizzas and pastries, multi-cuisine courses, garden salads, sandwiches to gelato for the sweet tooths.

Take Eat Easy Modern Bakery & Cafe focuses on classic yet contemporary style in its interior design; Wood and Denim. Strategically arranged furnitures cater to different groups of customer such as young children. Walk-ins are most welcomed.
Should you wish for a less crowded place during peak hours or maybe you prefer having puffs in between your meal, outdoor seatings are readily available.
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Signature decorative lights bulbs
Cozy atmosphere for family and friend gathering
Well placed furniture for two, complete with power outlet
The ambient at night

Take Eat Easy Modern Bakery & Cafe
     [  Food Review  ]    



Take Eat Easy Modern Bakery & Cafe's wide range of meal choices would satisfy the pickiest eater. May I say they are of Insta-worthy too? <3
























Teriyaki Chicken Alfredo                                   Spaghetti Smoked Duck

To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised by the different western fusions they've got to offer.
Mongolian Barbequed Beef Ribs, Mediterranean Seafood Soup, Spanish Breakfast and Teriyaki Chicken Burger are among the unique gourmets available at Take Eat Easy's.
Have I mentioned they have cute Pikachu 'Omurice' and Octopus Spaghetti kiddie sets for your little ones?
French Croque Monsieur
Chicken Calzone

Spaghetti Vongole

American Big Breakfast

Oceano Bella
Azuki Creme Brulee

If you are looking for a refreshing thirst quencher, have a go at their signature ready-to-take-away bulb cold pressed fruit juice that 'illuminates' with awesome nutrients (Great for the health conscious junkies). Freshly brewed teas made only with the best blend is something tea lovers will enjoy..

Forgot to bring the cake? Not to worry and be spoilt for choices with their lovely homebaked cakes, which is why Take Eat Easy Modern Bakery & Cafe has become a popular place to hold parties.
The One-Stop Bistro.


[ OVERALL THOUGHTS ]

What I liked most about this place is the variety of cuisines they have. Take Eat Easy Modern Bakery & Cafe is a good place to tickle your tastebuds and is suitable for children. The price for each main course varies between RM18 - RM40, which I find reasonable for the food quality and portion they are serving; every pizzas and bread are fresh from the oven. I have not had the opportunity to lay my hands on their desserts yet but this will be something to look forward in near future.
I must give thumbs up to the facilities they have here. Not every place is generous in providing charging outlets to charge phones or laptop (USB ports are provided!). Speaking of meeting the needs of 21st century. I can imagine myself with a cup of coffee, playing my much addicted Pokemon GO' (Pstt..there is a pokestop within reach) during a quick lunch break.

If I were to recommend, do have a look at their Breakfast series.
Their British Breakfast (coming soon) is something I cannot wait for.
At only RM38, you get to enjoy breakfast the high tea way (on two tier dessert stand) ; with fruit tart, macaroons, profiteroles, mini tiramisu, tomato basil bruschetta, egg sandwiches, tuna & chicken in mini croissant and raisin scone! <3
How can a pastry and dessert lover resist all these temptations?! lD

In summary, Take Eat Easy Modern Bakery & Cafe  is my recommended place to have a good meal or hang out location with buddies.
Can't wait to go? Check out the list of locations below.


Location:

Lot G-08, 09 & 1-14b,
Pearl Shopping Gallery,
No.2A, Jalan Sepadu,
Off Jalan Klang Lama,
58200 Kuala Lumpur.

Wisma Fiamma,
Bandar Menjalara,
52200 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Operation Hours:
Mon to Fri (8am to 11.30pm)
Sat, Sun & Public Holiday (8a.m - 12.30a.m)
   


Would you join me for a cup of Coffee?
xoxo
Juneci

Friday, 4 November 2016

[REVIEW] My Favourite Brow Tint ! - Rire Luxe Gel Tatoo

Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing fine :)
We all treasure the power of perfectly done brows (God bless if you are born with them).
I have a set of sparse, not-quite-there brows, that's why I could not leave my house in makeup without completing them.

Not long ago, Etude House X Angry Bird Tint My Brow Gel came into picture. The reviews were good and I knew I had to try them out but they weren't cheap at the stores and the stock ran out on Althea website.
(like SERIOUSLY?!!)

They said when a heart is broken, it's easier to find another substitution.
When wallowing in my self-pity, Rire Luxe Gel Tatoo pop up in my line of vision. After much consideration, I decided to put it in my shopping bag along with other skin care products and 7 days later, it arrived at my doorstep.

Comes in 2 colors #1 Light Brown and #2 Grey Brown, I picked the #2 to match my brown Asian hair. Tbh, I was initially skeptical on how my brows will look like after application but have never looked back since then.
Scary looking brows
Although it is recommended to leave it on for at least 1hours, I usually tint my brows at night (to avoid any unnessary attention since it would make my brows similar to Crayon Shin-chan's) and leave it on til I wake up the next day. So far I have no adverse reaction from leaving it over the recommended time.
The brow brush
Another advice is to start painting from the tail of your brows, then blend lightly when approaching the center of your face. That is to avoid any harsh edges that unnecessarily "defined" your brows.
Peel the gel off from the begining of your brows and enjoy the outcome.  

Products that are boost with good nutrients never fail to attract me (/ v \ ) ~
Containing beneficial extracts such as Honey (for its antibacterial properties), Chamomilla recutita (anti-inflammatory), Aloe vera (soothing) and Witch hazel leaf (anti-oxidant), applying Rire Luxe Gel Tatoo straight onto freshly plucked brows will not give any unwanted reactions or stinging sensations (Tried that too).

Product Review

The consistency was of honey consistence glue-like texture.
The best part about this product was that it can last up to 4-5 days (slowly fading with every face wash). I usually use Rire Luxe Gel Tatoo the night before I go for vacation; no need to do my brows for the next 4 days!
I learnt to apply the tint with contact lens (and not specs) because you really need to stabilize your dominant hand and wearing spectacles doesn't help in that. The smell is actually pleasant and reminds me of oil (could be due to all the natural natural extract used).
Before & After
The peeling off part was nothing scary, I reassure you. Initially, I was worried of having my brows ripped off and was proven wrong. It doesn't stick tight to my skin and is REALLY easy to peel off. No hairs are sacrificed in this beauty process.

One thing that let me down a little was how fast the color changes on day 2.
As you can see on the above picture, the post gel removal was a combination of grey and brown, which I really like. I thought it will fade off slowly in this color but instead, it changed to a color of Light Brown (Color as indicated) before fading away, starting with the edges.
Although it wasn't much of an issue since my crown of glory has been dyed to similar color, those with darker hair may find this a draw back especially if you have fair skin. Otherwise, I will rate this an 8/10. Really hope it can last longer though! DX
*Confession of a lazy girl who only makeups on weekend*

Day 1                                              Day 2

Original price was RM66 but I got mine from Althea Korea for only RM27! This is a good alternative to your expensive semi permenant eyebrow embroidery and one frustration less when you decided to revamp your hair color but worry your brows doesn't match.

In summary, Rire Luxe Gel Tatoo is by far my favorite product in the beauty list. Easy to use, no side effect and lasting effect at such a low price. (I still intend to try out the Etude House X Angry Bird Tint My Brow Gel someday @x@)
 If you like to try this product as well, you can get it HERE.

Althea Korea is having promotion on shipping now!
Usually, purchase above RM150 is required for free shipping, but now they are offering the same at only RM99! (**Offer for a limited time only)
All new members of Althea will also get FREE RM30 in their account. How is that AWESOME!
This is the best time to experience Althea, so don't wait further.

For more information, check out Althea Korea's page as below. 
xoxo
Juneci

*Although this is a sponsored post, all evaluations are based on my honest opinions and experiences*