Monday, April 30, 2012

The Sloane Clinic


Where beauty comes with pain and terror.... Lols NAH, Just JOKING. 

It's not the case for The Sloane Clinic along Jalan Maarof, Bangsar. 

Yup, this is the only outlet you can find in Malaysia but you can find quite a number of them in Singapore. 

Say hello to Dr. Low Chai Ling, her presentation may be long but certainly not boring. She introduced us to many of the clinic's treatment and services. They categories their services from The Face Clinic, The Skin Clinic, The Body Clinic, The Hair Clinic and The Plastic Surgery Clinic. The Sloane Clinic philosophy is to provide only quality treatments because they believe patients deserve nothing less. Their comprehensive armamentarium of both non-invasive and surgical aesthetic services allows them to meet all your beauty needs with any limitations or biases.

For that day, mainly we were told about The Face and Skin Clinic. I've learned that botox can help you shape your face by making your jawline looks sharper and omgosh, the bomb is when we were introduced with Natural Fillers. They are Hyaluronic Acid comes in an injectable gel to fill up spaces in your face. Sounds weird? Not really, in some point it makes great sense, for matured skin, face sagging is concerned and that is because you lost collagen which creates empty spaces that makes your face sag. These fillers enhance your natural look by restoring volume to your skin and revitalizing your appearance.

For younger ladies, Natural Fillers will help in giving you a sharper nose, a fuller cheeks or even a fuller lips! I almost wanted to use my complimentary treatment for a sharper nose! Seriously!

In the presentation, we were also introduced on the greatness of Ulthera and Thermage. They are both about lifting skin without surgery! How great is that, instant results that could probably last for about 6-8 months or more depending on your lifestyle. The best part is, it probably only takes about an hour and you can go back to work or daily activities after that. No redness, no pain.

For The Skin Clinic part, they explain much about helping with pigmentation, acne, uneven skintone, skin texture, pores and scars. Honestly there's so much of treatments available even I can't spell it all out for you! Please visit The Sloane Clinic Website for more info about their services and treatments. 




Of course they also have their own skincare line and cosmetic for their customers if you feel that you would prefer using their brand. 


As for me, since I was there and I had the time so I registered as a new patient for a complimentary treatment. The Dr based in Malaysia is Dr Kee Yong Seng and I stated my concern for my recent breakouts again on my forehead and bad blackhead habitants on my nose. He suggested that I do The Milk Peel where they uses sound waves to remove blackheads and whiteheads for clearer skin and then they used mild pure salicylic acid on my forehead and nose area to clear my mild acne problems. Finally they applied a green tea mask to hydrates and soothes my skin. Truth to be told, no redness or terrible pain. The extraction is done with a electronic devices and you will feel tingling effect like being electrocuted but trust me, is not the same, you can stand the slight discomfort so much better than manual extraction. Let's see if my mild acne clears in one week time :D

Getting prepared for makeup removal. 


Love it that they provide a place for your to change your shoes and hang your bags. 



79, Jalan Maarof,
Bangsar, 
590000 KL. 
Opens on Mondays to Sundays 10am to 8pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Sunday, April 29, 2012

[Room Tour] Awana Kijal: Golf, Beach and Spa Resort

Hey Peeps, This is Part 3 of my Awana Kijal, Terengganu trip. If you missed out the previous blogpost, do click here: Part 1 & Part 2.



Part 3 will be me blabbing more on Awana Kijal's environment and rooms. Overall, for a 5-star resort I would have liked the place more if the resort has a modern design (maybe cause I am from a younger generation) but we give way to the thought that this resort have been around for quite sometime and Awana Kijal focus highly on Rediscovering Tranquillity, Traditional and Truly Cultural. Thus, the looks, decor and ambience of the resort are very culture inspired with a big congkak and chinese lion dance drums in the lobby area. 

We were all surprised when we were given the key to our rooms because it is Actual KEYS, not cards to open the door. I would say that they have maintained the resort quite well, except for one area, the 'volleyball court' I assumed, the net was loose and the floor looks dirty. I was probably turned off by that as I was a volleyball player in high school and uni. Other than that, the rest of the place are pretty well kept and the rooms are really comfortable. 

The beach is beautiful. Private and clean with loads of seating area. I like the idea of having a my tea-time by the beach enjoying some local delicacies of keropok lekor, satar and otak-otak while sipping my coconut drink from a coconut itself. So for them to have Hut by the beach is just pure genius. 











The pool area is actually big, this is only the kids area with the most interesting looking part of the pool. The jacuzzi was fun with hot water. It is separated from the pool with a little hut for each jacuzzi.



Can you see the Hut on the Left most? That was where I had my Tea with good local food and coconut!

My Room Tour
We were lucky to have Premier Room with SeaView










View from my room, stayed in Level 5 room 518
It may be called seaview but I feel far away from the sea!



Premier Room- Non Seaview
For some reason, there is a bathtub outside your bathroom in your room!
 
 
Though I do like the idea of the closet can be opened both sides whether you are in the toilet or room.
Toilet are pretty much similar to mine.

Deluxe Suite
Double door entrance, 2 rooms with one King size bed that links to similar toilets with bath tub and a living hall with sofa set. So if you get angry at your husband/bf, you can kick them into the living at night. lols!



 Premier Suite
Similar to Deluxe suite except that you have a bigger living room, 2 toilets, kitchen, washing area and a backyard!







One of the toilets that links to the kitchen. The other toilet links with the bedroom, that toilet has a bathtub.






Oh, did I forget to mention that you can OWN BOTH THE SUITES? Yup you can have the Deluxe Suite and the Premier Suite called Duplex. They are connected by a hidden stairway within the rooms.


Now the next room is specially for Ministers who needed some relax time. As told, apparently our former PM Pak Lah once enjoyed Awana Kijal Special room! Im not going to say much about the room because most of us can't book it anyway, so I didn't take much of the bedroom and stuff. 







 Let's Talk SPA!


After reviewing their Boucher, they have tons of therapy, massages and packages too that covers from head to toe treatment. It really depends on what you really need from this pampering session. They even have eyebrow shaping, bust treatment, saloon, mani and pedicures services available. 

The Spa is located somewhere behind all the hassle and screaming from kids that you may get in the pool, this is to provide full serenity and relaxation for women and men to let loose and enjoy every moment of it. It has a Grand Entrance that is filled with much cultural elements. A variety of essential oils for the customers preference.  

















The rest are a few more facilities that you can find within the resort. 





Pretty much that's about it folks! I would like to Thank Nuffnang and Awana Hotel and Resorts once again for sponsoring this trip to Awana Kijal, Terengganu. I definitely enjoyed my stay with great services from the organizing team and the resort staff! Keep up the good work! 

You can find more info on the resort and room rates at their website @ Awana Kijal