Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice

Pom Pom Organic Sugar Scrub

Enterprising and creative Marge Yu with galpal Awwa

Maggie stealing the limelight in her oh-so-yesteryear outfit a la Audrey Hepburn

Canapes and scones, quiches and pies, with tantalising mini cupcakes topped with sinfully creamy icing ...

Guests discussing the merits of Pom Pom Scrub

"Here, let me give your hand a good Pom Pom scrub.."

The crowd in Mont Kiara, in the neighbourhood of Sri Hartamas, was just building up when my daughter Nawwar and I arrived at Marmalade Cafe at 3.00 pm today to attend the soft launch of an organic beauty product formulated by an entrepreneur friend of Nawwar's.

It's Thursday after all, the "Flea Market Day" in Plaza Mont Kiara, although the 'fleas' being hawked here are definitely pricier than the 'mites' that could be found along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman or Chow Kit Road. One is just paying extra for the Kiara 'kutu' ambiance, I guess.

Despite having an office in Sri Hartamas for a couple of years, I had never really embraced Mont Kiara. Not only it's too posh and yuppie for me, this place is also very much the territory of expatriates and 'beautiful people', in whose company I would stick out like a sore thumb. But one thing for sure; like Bangsar, people-watching is a good pastime to indulge in, in Mont Kiara.

But today was special; Awwa's galpal Majorie (Marge) Yu, who owns a pretty little outfit called "Lifestyle Series" in Plaza Mont Kiara, selling knick-knacks and bric-a-bracs (including imported handbags and purses, soft toys, cigars..) was introducing a beauty product that marked her foray into the personal grooming business.

For the past one year, Marge had been formulating this body scrub she had given a fun name to - Pom Pom. What started as just a hobby has now become a business venture and Awwa is one of those roped in to test the product's effectiveness.

For someone like me, who does not subscribe to any beauty regime at all, not even the basic cleanse-tone-moisturise routine, I was surprised to witness the effectiveness of the product on Awwa's skin.

The exfoliation is gentle yet so thorough that dead cells flake off easily; the skin actually feels smooth to the touch, and glows after each application. Prolonged use also has the effect of lightening the skin tone.

Pom Pom Organic Sugar Scrub is made of organic raw sugar, specially blended olive oil enriched with ginseng and Vitamins A and C, French lavender essential oil, crushed lavender flowers and organic enzyme.

All you have to do is scoop out a spoonful of Pom Pom and coat your body evenly with it after showering. Then scrub gently until the sugar dissolves. Massage for one minute, rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.

The glycolic acid from sugar, the organic enzyme and the crushed lavender work to exfoliate your skin while the olive oil replenishes it. The French lavender essential oil refreshes your senses as well as helps improve your blood circulation.

I think I have found an ideal gift for any occasion. It smells great too! If you have the time, do drop by at Marge's place on the ground floor of Plaza Mont Kiara, just next door to Marmalade Cafe. She is only too pleased to show you around and give you a feel of her tantalising Pom Pom...


Kak Teh said...

Puteri, how i need a pick me up and a pom pom sounds like what the doctor would prescribe. alas too, too far. At the moment, I cant smell or taste anything. The pollens are after me with a vengeance!

Oldstock said...

Kak Kama,

This scrub thing works for us guys too right? Just checking so that I won't be too embarassed when I drop by that shop.

I love quiches. They taste yummy.

Kama said...

Kak Teh - Kesian kak teh, down with hayfever... I wish I am near, t give u a Pom Pom treatment :)

Oldstock - oh yes, it is for both. In fact, semalam some husbands & Bfs pun ada turned up to accompany their wives/Gfs and they tried the product.

D said...

ooh.. I love heavenly scrubs!! Good products just speak for themselves. All the best to Marge!

Desert Rose said...

Tq Kak Puteri,

Must go n find it , pastu buat lencongan tajam ke Marmalade, (tu yg betoinya) he he

wanshana said...

Hmmmmm, the scrub tu looks good enough to EAT! Hehehe!

Ni yang nak pakat kawan-kawan gi pamper ourselves nanti.

Thanks for sharing this, Kak Puteri :)