Asian Beauty Trend Report - Malaysia

Asian Beauty Trend Report - Malaysia

Panasonic Beauty reporters introduce you to their country's trends in beauty, food and fashion popular with women.

Beauty Reporter in Malaysia

Sharlin

Hi! I'm Sharlin, your Panasonic Beauty Reporter in Malaysia!
Off screen from being a model and TV personality, I'm just like everyone else who strives to strike a balance in life. Be it fashion, beauty, food or travel, the one thing I cannot live without is a quality lifestyle. I can't wait to show you what Malaysia has to offer, so stay tuned!

Gourmet

Simple Life Vegetarian Restaurant

Address:  11-G, Jalan Solaris 4, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Telephone:  603 6203 0528

Opening:  7am to 7pm

 

Simple Life Vegetarian Restaurant is a modern representation of the new concept of healthy eating and living in Malaysia.

With healthy recipes adopting more natural ingredients without compromising taste and aesthetic, Simple life introduces dishes like the healthy Nasi Lemak (completely vegetarian), Brown rice Lei Cha, Curry Laksa and Popiah, that is a calling to ladies out there who are health conscious and yet would like to indulge in local delicacies.

Owner and co-founder, Mdm Tracy Ngo, believes in serving vegetarian meals which corrects common misconceptions of healthy foods being bland or raw.

Her recipes, which are fusions of organic, natural and most importantly, nutritious ingredients, prove to many that healthy foods can be tasty and mouthwatering as well.

Simple Life Vegetarian Restaurant is a must visit for you folks who want to enjoy the succulent dishes without having to worry about burning off the calories later.

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Reporter's eye

Simple life is a shop that serves healthy local delicacies using organic and natural ingredients.

There is no meat in any of the dishes and this alone I find it amazing already, because the dishes are simply delicious! Mr Lai, owner of Simple Life brand, explained to me that all the recipes are created by his wife, also co-founder of Simple Life, and that she has dedicated the last 25 years of her life preparing organic food.

As firm believers that healthy food can also be as scrumptious, Mr and Mrs Lai has re-created healthy versions of famous local dishes such as their signatures Brown rice Nasi Lemak, Hakka Lei Cha, Organic Laksa, Charcoal sandwich and other desserts.

These are some dishes (in their most common form) in Malaysia that are well-known for their superb taste as well as high calories. However, healthy versions of these traditional Malaysian food are made possible here at Simple Life.

The food that they serve not only tastes good but smells and looks good too, invigorating all of our five senses! I never knew healthy food can be this flavorful. Well done, Simple Life!

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With the great reviews I heard from friends and read on magazines, I can't wait to try their food!

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Simple and clean interior with wood motifs gives it a rustic feel!

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Organic Laksa! Have you heard of it before? No meat, no coconut milk and best of all, it's tasty!

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Photo opportunity with the creators of Simple Life. Thanks for the great food!

 

Fashion

dressingpaula

Address:  4.22.00, Level 4, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, No. 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Telephone:  603 2141 0819

Opening:  10am to 10pm

 

For ladies who are looking for a perfect blend of personal style and current trends, dressingpaula is a fashion stop not to be missed.

dressingpaula not only reflects quality, taste and confidence in Malaysian women, but the wide range of designs cater to ladies of all races across multicultural Malaysia.

Whether you are looking for a collection that subtly accentuates your unique body type or an outfit for a special occasion – corporate meetings or a social cultural gathering, dressingpaula will not disappoint.

The vibrant colors and reflective designs compliment the traditions and lifestyle of both modern and traditional Malaysian ladies.

The true aim of showcasing one's virtues and empowering oneself beyond the colors and shape of the fabric is dressingpaula's underlying agenda.

Accentuating your identity, is what dressingpaula is all about.

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Reporter's eye

I have not been to dressingpaula before, but I think I will be frequenting the shop more regularly.

dressingpaula is a beautiful shop from outside and when I step into the shop, the variety of colors, wide range of clothing and accessories astound me almost immediately.

There are different designs and cuts for different occasions, which will definitely sit well with the ladies of the different cultures and races we have here in Malaysia. Whether it's for work during the day, a casual get-together with my girls in the evening or a fine outfit for the traditional festive celebrations, I can find what I need here.

It was great to meet Ms. Ai Lee to learn more about the concept of dressingpaula, which is "women before clothes".

What I like most is that here, they have clothes that cater to all body types and the few sets that I have tried on, truly brings out my personal style.

I must really thank Danny, one of the key designers at dressingpaula, who was a great help in picking out the maxi dress, jumpsuit and office wear for me. I love them!

I'm already thinking about my next purchase when I revisit dressingpaula after today!

 

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Pavilion KL looks amazing! I can't wait to shop in each and every one of the 450 outlets in there!

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I was greeted with bright colors and the wide range of clothing when I entered the shop!

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This is the office wear that I think really brings out another side of me.

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A shot for the camera, yours truly in action! Thanks Danny for the interview!

Beauty

Amante Nail Spa & Body Care

Address: 103-1 (1st floor), Jalan Radin Bagus, Bandar Baru Seri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Telephone: 603 9054 4134

Opening: 10am to 8pm. Closed on Mondays.

Amante Nail Spa & Body Care, over the four years, has created a unique oasis for the local women in Kuala Lumpur to pamper themselves.

With a wide range of services and treatments, at moderate pricing, one can expect the perfect spa manicure and pedicure that will brighten up a dull and listless day.

Delivering only exquisite services with superlative techniques, Amante Nail Spa is in the forefront of nail fashion in Malaysia.

With products all tested and proven internationally for safety and efficacy, there is no other place you want to be to get your nails fully taken care of by professionals and experts of their kind.

Aside from nails, Amante also has a variety of aromatherapy rooms, infra red sauna rooms and jacuzzi spa rooms, where you can completely relax and feel rejuvenated after.

Amante Nail Spa & Body Care, the urban escape that every girl needs.

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Reporter's eye

Amante Nail Spa & Body Care welcomed me with its spacious interior, exclusive ambience and elegant décor. For me, it was my first time visiting a nail spa for nail art designs and it was more than memorable.

Christina, owner of the shop, and her staff greeted me with smiles and tea, and after she brought me on a tour of the spa and their services.

Amante's wide range of nail care, products and designs made me feel like I am spoilt for choices. All thanks to Christina who was rather patient in helping me select a treatment and nail art design that compliment my personality. She also took the time to explain some of the trends in Malaysia and what's really popular with the local ladies today.

I have learnt so much about nail care and nail art just within a day! What's more, the manicurist that Christina arranged for me is the one who came up with the design that was going to be painted on my nails.

So who would have done the job better than her and indeed she was both professional and thoughtful! It was a truly amazing experience at Amante.

After talking to some customers, I realized that the private care and pampering that I experienced was unique to all of their customers, no wonder they keep coming back for more.

I, for one, would definitely return and even bring my friends along!

 

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Such comfy seats! I can't wait to rest here and have my nails done!

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More nail art designs... I think they are going to create a design uniquely for me!

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Lush settings and exclusive ambience, giving you only the most private nail care.

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A picture with my favorite people at Amante! Thanks for taking good care of me.

Relax

Tanamera Wellness Centre

Address: Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, 3rd Floor, No 3, Jalan Tengku, Ampuan Zabedah C9/C, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Telephone: 603 5511 0200

Opening: Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 9pm

First of its kind in the luxurious setting of a hotel, Tanamera Wellness Centre at the Concorde Shah Alam is yet another retreat spot in busy Kuala Lumpur, where both ladies and gentlemen, can indulge in a revival of traditions and treatments.

Pamper yourself with a full body treatment, made from 100% natural ingredients, that represents the history and heritage of Malay beauty treatments that were passed down from generations before.

Complemented with products that are free from chemicals and preservatives, Tanamera Wellness Centre gives you the ultimate authentic and natural spa experience that will reignite your fives senses.

Break free from the sights and sounds of the urban jungle for a day and enjoy the calm and soothing elements this spa sanctuary has to offer.

It's a definite spa haven that you have been searching for all this while.

 

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Reporter's eye

Cosy, calm and tranquil is what I felt when I arrived at Tanamera Wellness Centre. The staff were quick to greet me with pleasant smiles as they invited me in.

Spa supervisor, Izean, explained to me the different products and services that they have to offer at Tanamera Wellness Centre. I was really impressed with their range of handmade and all natural products, whether it's for a spa bath, hair, body or face treatments.

She suggested that I try out their Traditional Malay Massage, that is very popular among ladies as it is exclusive for ladies only.

As it was my first time doing the traditional Malay massage, I was really excited when I saw their therapy room which was beautifully decorated with candles and flowers to create a serene retreat for relaxation. The traditional Malay massage, using ginger oil that I have picked out, was out of this world.

The scent of the ginger oil and the unique massage technique, blended in harmony, sending soothing sensations throughout my body.

I particularly enjoyed the massage at the stomach, maybe because I have never had one before. It is said to be good for detox and indigestion, a total new experience for me!

It was a total recharge for me after the massage session and I think I will go for their rejuvenation spa bath for the next time.

 

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The natural ingredients that they use in their products. Interesting!

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Another shot of the decor of the therapy room. Rose petals, pretty!

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That's my favorite stomach massage. It is really different from the massages that I have had.

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After massage, I feel like a brand new person!