Friday, July 28, 2017

How to wear Contact Lens for First Timers | Bausch+Lomb

My first time with contact lenses ft. Bausch+Lomb
Hi guys I don't know about you but i've always wondered what it's like to wear contact lenses. Occasionally when I see my friends wearing contact lenses I would always be amazed with how it enhances the features of your eyes. I know that some contact lenses may not look natural but once you find the right type to suit your eyes, it would really make you look magical! As far as I know contact lenses has been designed and created for those who are having trouble to go through their daily lifestyle with spectacles, especially when they keep falling off when you're in a rush. I even have friends who told me that the reason why they choose to wear contact lenses is because spectacles lowers their self esteem. So here are contact lenses to save the day!

Each packaging usually comes in individual packs per lens
Not that I need contact lenses but this blog post has been written to share with you my experience of wearing contact lenses for the first time. After years of wondering, i finally took the courage to give it a go, as they say, when you never try, you'll never know. Boohoo. So here i have the Bausch+Lomb Lacelle Dioman Daily Soflens in D-Pink. Each box of Bausch+Lombcombs contains 8 pieces of contact lens which is suitable to be used for those who seek for comfort design. This has also been designed for daily disposed so once worn, it would be best to use a new one instead of reusing this.

GET YOURSELF A PROPER LENS SOLUTION

With every lens purchased, its best that you have a lens solution for hygiene purposes.
Got myself the Renu Fresh, and here are the benefits
Before I forget I was advised to get a Renu Fresh ( for colour lens) solution. The solution has been specially created for cosmetic lens user, to give users a peace of mind when wearing lenses. Did you know that by using proper cleaning solution for your contact lenses with prolong its usage life, especially for contact lenses that has been designed to be reusable? Also, with every bottle of Renu Fresh purchased, you'd receive a contact lens case which comes in handy especially for first time users like me. Hehe.

HOW TO WEAR CONTACT LENSES

Be sure to cleanses new lenses with lens solution before applying
I decided to use my middle finger to place my contact lenses onto my eye.
Now for the serious part. First, you are required to remove the contact lens from its packaging and then wash it with the lens solution before applying it onto your eyes. It is important that you clean your hands and your lens properly as our eyes are very fragile compared to other parts of our body. After all, you wouldnt want to risk the health of your eye sight correct? Hehe. Please also take note that you have to be gentle to prevent from tearing your lenses, so its best to make sure that your nails are short when cleaning. 

I used my index finger to open up my lower lid while my other hand pulls my upper lid for preparation.
Next once you are comfortable with the cleanliness and hygiene of your contact lenses, you can start by placing your contact lenses ( like in the image above) on your middle finger. With your middle finger balancing the contact lens, use the index finger to pull down a part of your eye lid while the other hand pulls up a part of your eye lid for easy application. Psst, it can be applied in any way you prefer, but personally i find this way easier to apply. Don't be worried if you can't do it but the first 10 minutes because it took me about half an hour to get it right. After all practice makes perfect.

And its in! I would have to say that it makes my eyes look bigger and brighter for some reason
I actually wore it to work and surprisingly most of my colleagues told me that my eyes looked bigger and brighter with the lens that I wore that day. I was actually impressed that even after 8 hours, it felt like there was nothing it my eye. I presume thats why it has been design to ensure a perfect fit. So tell me, what do you guys think? Hehe.

HOW TO REMOVE CONTACT LENSES

To remove, i used my middle finger to pull my lid down, while my thumb and index finger does the work.
Now that you've got it in, the next question would be how do you take it out? Believe me I had to worry the whole day figuring out on how to remove it, but since i managed to do some research on how to remove it, i would have to say that i found one easy way to remove it. If you cant stare at your finger, stare at something else while you place your index finger on your contact lenses and gently move it then pitch it out using your thumb. The middle finger would be helping by pulling your lower eye lid down when you attempt to remove your contact lenses. Took me less than 10 minutes, but it would help if you had someone to assist you while youre taking it out for the first time. In my case, i had my sister who was nice enough to tell me if i managed to grab my contact lenses or not. Haha. On a serious note, please be gentle when removing, as you wouldnt want to harm your eye despite it being challenging to feel the contact lenses even when pitching. (Thus its best to have someone to assist you for the first time)

VERDICT

If you think your contact lenses are still in good condition, you can always place it back in the case to prolonged its usage.
Variety of colours available!
And thats about it! It wasnt that hard was it? A little review on my first time lenses the Bausch+Lomb Lacelle Dioman Daily Soflens in D-Pink, i would have to say that once its worn, you really feel like theres nothing in contact with your eyes. It was to the extend that i had minor difficulties to remove it cause it realy felt like nothing. LOL. But for first timers, i would have to say you dont have to worry about your eyes turning red when wearing this, and its good to have the lens solution as its so much easier to apply the lens on when its wet. Tip: Dont rush into it when youre doing it for the first time. It took me a good 30-45 minutes to get it in and about 10-15 minutes to get it out for the first time. I have yet to get used to it, but i believe that when you get the correct lens, it shouldnt be a problem! 

Disclaimer: I received these lenses from Bausch + Lomb lenses for me to try as a first timer and these are not purchased.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

[DONATE] Be a Hero and Donate Blood at MBO Cinemas

Did you know that by donating blood, you are actually savings lives of people who needs it in order to survive. Usually blood that has been donated would be used to treat patients who are going through surgery, anaemia, who has cancer clood disorders and more. I never really noticed how important it is to donate blood, but believe me when i say that the blood you donate would be used to good use to save lives of people who would have died without your help. I mean think about it, you can actually be considered a hero to many.


In a week or so, MBO will be joining hands with St John's Ambulance Malaysia and the National Blood Bank for their annual blood donation campaign which would be held at MBO Cinemas nationwide from 4th to 6th August 2017. This year, featuring its Superhero theme Campaign, they aim to attact at least 5,000 donors to help top up the depleting blood supply at the national Blood Band which runs low after recent fasting month and Hari raya celebrations. Within the past three years, the campaign has successfully collected close to 10,000 pints of blood and MBO counts on customers and fans to make this achievement once again possible. Did you know that each pint of blood can save up to three lives?

Be a part of the heroes this coming weekend!
MBO is reaching out to moviegoers and their family members, friends and colleagues to come together for this years campaign and 'be heroes' by just donating blood at an MBO Cinema nearest to you. Being a hero does takes courage, but of course to be a hero is to overcome your fear of blood and needles, especially when youre a first time donor. GAIS, chill, even i've never donated blood but i think its about time i save lives. And trust me when im as afraid as you are too if youre a first timer as well.

Got dragged into being a hero myself
And if you have been donating blood regularly, i would like to take this opportunity for you to share with your fellow friends the importance of giving blood so that the blood stock can be kept at sufficient levels before an emergency arises. Did you know that only 2.2% out of 3 million Malaysians donate blood when other countries are within the average of 3.5% to 5% out of their population? COMMON GUYS! Lets bring those numbers up, for our people and of course for the lives of our people.

GET REWARDED FOR DONATING BLOOD

Be a hero and get rewarded!
With this collaboration, do you really think that you'll go empty handed for being a hero? To those who donates blood, MBO would like to thank their heroes by providing each donor with an exclusive goodie bag which includes MBO movie vouchers, snacks and a variety of vouchers from the generous sponsors of this years blood donation drive. So what are you waiting for? Plan your week ahead and be sure to be there at the nationwide blood donation drive which will be held on the 5th and 6th of August from 12pm - 6pm which Kedah and Johor would be held from the 4th and 5th of August from 12pm - 6pm.  Below would be the partcipating Cinemas for MBO Blood Donation Drive 4.0:

4th - 5th August 2017, 12pm-6pm

Kedah and Johor: Alor Setar Mall, Landmark Central Kulim, Central Square, Batu pahat mall, Kluang Mall, U Mall Skudai, Heritage Mall Kota Tinggi, KSL City Mall.

5th - 6th August 2017, 12pm-6pm

Klang Valley, Perak, Melaka, Sabah, Sarawak, Negeri Sembilan: Starling, Brem Mall, Citta Mall, Galaxy Ampang, Harbour Place, Kepong Village, Desa Petaling Spark, Setapak Central, Space U8, Subang Parade, Viva Home Mall, Era Square Mall, Melaka Mall, Teluk Intan, Taiping Sentral, Imago Mall, The Spring.


Be a hero, donate blood, save lives!
More Details: MBO Facebook

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Anchor | Artisanal Pizzas Through Pizzart

Theres Artisanal Pizza's baking in the oven
This post brings me excitement and joy because Anchor Food Professionals has recently launched an exciting campaign with their partners and this time with a twist by recreating the art of Pizza! When pizza is mentioned, if youre a pizza lover, you would definitely love the closest ingredient to it, CHEESE! Celebrating pizza in this new campaign "PizzArt", it really brought pizza a notch up into a form of art. From had-core foodies, to discerning gourmand, these pizzas would not dissapoint.

Introducing Muffin Pizza's from Movida for a bite-sized snack
Indeed delicious, hearty and satisfying as each bite would be a stringy with cheese
Anchor has collaborated with 25 outlets in Peninsula and East Malaysia, where Anchor Food Professionals ntroduced artisanal pizzas that has taken my world (and possibly anyones world who ecounters it) by storm. Believe me when i say that the pizzas are masterpieces of its own, namely flower pizzas, pizza bombs, adjaruli khacapuri, mini muffin pizzas and pot pie pizzas. These pizza's are just waiting to be devoured from May to mid November 2017, and yes that means its only available for a limited time only.

Heres the Adjaruli Khachapuri from U Pizzeria
Great for cheesy lovers, filled with cheesy goodness
These artisanals pizzas were conceptualized artisticly by Anchor Food Professionals Hot Cooking Chef and i believe that they actually took a lot of time and effort to make it happen. OH, did i mention that the pizzas are to be made by the kitchen crew which means that they are simply made fresh? These are REAL pizza's we're talking about here. I was told by the kitchen that they had to even attend workshops to have specialized skills in preparing these artisants pizza too. Talk about exclusiveness ey?

Pizza Bombs to explode after every bite
Just look at that chessy goodness! I CANNOT! #cravings
The recipes to prepare these delicous looking pizzart's calls for only the finest ingredients which features Anchor Mozzarella Shredded Chesse, Anchor Unsalted Butter, Anchor Colby Cheese, Anchor Cheedar Cheese, and Mainland Edam Cheese. Anchor to me and many Malaysians has already took the leading position in the dairy segment, and i have no doubt that when preparing meals with their ingredients would bring your dish to an upper class standard.

Get these artisanal pizza's at selected Movida outlets
And U Pizzeria for some cheesy pizza goodness! 
With the new launch of PizzArt, Anchor Food Professional hopes to create a 'new age' of pizzas in Malaysia. Psst, if youre looking forward to try out these exclusive pizza's with friends, family or even by yourself, they are avalable at Movida  and U Pizzeria in Klang Valley, Movida and U Pizzeria in Perak, US Pizza and Lunarich in Penang, Sky Garden Resto Bar in Kedah, Movida in Melaka and Johor, Ejohng Concept in Johor, The Chubs Grill and Mad Ben Cafe in Sabah and Chillax Cafe & Bistro, Coup De Grill and Bistecca & Bistro in Sarawak from May to mid November 2017.

Get rewarded for eating Pizzart!
Collect all 6 designs while you still can
To all collectors! You will also be able to collect all 6 designs each time you dine in and order a pizzart from any of the participating stores. Arent these the cutest?! Psst, even im half way collecting it and it makes eating pizzart more fun! Teehee. Whos with me? For more exciting events and announcements by Anchor, head on over to Anchors Facebook. (Theres a fun contest happening where you can win exciting prizes in the month of July). YAS! What are you waiting for? Go stand a chance to win something now.


Merz Aesthetics reaches One Million Ultherapy Treatments Worldwide!

Merz Aesthetics has reached over One Million treatments!
Last week i managed to catch Merz Aesthetics during the exhibition fair and found out that they have announced that Ultherapy® is celebrating the milestone achievement of providing one million treatments globally. It has been globally launched in 2008, and has been well known for its non-invasive ultrasound device which has become a game-changer in physician offices worldwide by using the body’s own regenerative response to gently and naturally stimulate collagen growth (and by that, it also means no knives and needles going through the skin. YAY!)  With this technology, the revolutionary treatment is the only U.S FDA-cleared non-invasive skin-lift for neck, under the chin and on the eyebrow. Now Authentic Ultherapy™ is also U.S FDA-cleared to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the d├ęcolletage.

Dr Cheok Jia Rhong as our speaker of the day sharing his expertise
Before and After results of Ultherapy
I was lucky enough to also catch a sharing session by Dr Cheok Jia Rhong, where he mentioned that “Ultherapy® is frequently requested in my office because it’s non-invasive, naturally stimulates collagen growth, and provides visible results. Because of this, the treatment has become a favorite among my patients, so it is no surprise that it has reached such a remarkable milestone,” states Dr Cheok Jia Rhong, Aesthetic Medicine Practitioner (LCP Holder). “Not only does the treatment deliver these incredible benefits, it also requires little to no downtime, allowing those treated with Ultherapy® to quickly get back to their everyday routines.” And i have to say that painless treatments with results are the key to the beauty industry in today's era (cause nobody enjoys pain and permanent damage).

The Authentic Ultherapy machine (with seal on right bottom corner)
Making the treatment even more popular among physicians, Ultherapy®’s proprietary DeepSEE™ ultrasound imaging allows physicians to see the detailed layers of tissue targeted during the treatment to ensure energy is deposited where it will be most beneficial. This unique technology is supported by more than 50 clinical studies, more than 60 published, peer reviewed papers, and over 100 patents worldwide. I even had a chance to get a close up with the machine and im pretty amazed on how techonology works! 

Authetic Ultherapy symbol
Authentic seal
“Ultherapy® continues to lead in the category due to its breakthrough, award-winning innovation, our dedicated physicians, and consistent patient satisfaction. We look forward to celebrating the next million treatments.” After hearing out about Ultherapy throughout the session, i learned so much about how to maintain skin elasticiry and on other solutions that does not require you to go under sharp objects. YAY!

With bloggers at the talk session
It was indeed a lovely session with Merz Malaysia. And if you are unaware, Merz Malaysia will be celebrating the physicians who played a role in the success of Ultherapy’s® 1 Million Treatment achievement worldwide. Its no wonder that they managed to reach 1 million in less than 10 years. Will results that would last, there is no doubt that the brand pays attention to a lot of detail. xx

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Miss & Mrs World Prestige International Pageant 2017


Miss & Mrs. World Prestige International 2017
Just about a week ago, I attended the Miss & Mrs. Prestige International Pageant 2017 Press Conference and I can't believe my eyes that I'm actually seeing beauty queens right in front of my eyes. The grand ceremony of "Miss & Mrs. World Prestige International Pageant 2017" has aimed to be on par with world-class Paris Fashion beauty industry ceremony. WPI was more than glad to announce that Gauraro Joaillerieis as Miss & Mrs. World Prestige International Pageant 2017's main diamond sponsor


2016 Miss Prestige finalist and winners
The Miss & Mrs Prestige International Pageant 2017 this year was covered under the theme of "The Beauty of Great Love" to make this world a better place. WPI believes that beauty begins from the inside and all the finalists present possess three qualities of beauty which would be appearance, inner beauty and social contributions as they compete to win the title of Miss & Mrs World Prestige International.

Mr Tan Kee Hock sharing a few words during the launch
Present was Prestige Honorary Advisor, Mr Tan Kee Hock where he said “This year we are proud to bring to you the theme of “Dare To dream Create A Wonderful Journey Of Life” of “Miss World Prestige International Pageant 2017”, which has allowed us to mobilize and encourage public dare to chase their dream and showcase the talent. We really believe that women from all over the world are like diamonds, but it's always an option to be a stone or diamond to some. We ensure that through a series of training & practicing, selected beauty who must be the best. It’s the matter how they reveal to the journey of success. WPI Strongly urge outstanding female out there choose World Prestige International Pageant as the platform to enhance their wisdom & ability.”

Ms. Harcana Liljay sharing her past experiences during the launch
At the launch, WPI invited 2016 Miss World Prestige International’s Grand champion winners Ms. Harcana Liljay to personally share their experience after joining this pageant. She felt glad to be part of World Prestige International. She had learned and developed so much during the journey to be Beauty Pageant. To adapt the theme of “Dare To dream Create A Wonderful Journey Of Life ”, Our Mrs. World Prestige International Ambassadors added, “World Prestige International is an idea organization who had complete pageant sources and well managed to compile each beauty pageant to be success pathway on leading industry with great potential.The platform can efficiently train local female with talent brought out their professional globally.”

The VIP's of the day
China Entrepreneurs Association In Malaysia (PUCM), Dato Lee Zong Ping said: “Besides the “Miss & Mrs. World PrestigeInternational Pageant 2017” there was also another award “World Prestige International Ambassadors” title which has been managed by World Prestige International. It’s a valuable award for a successful entrepreneur or extra ordinary people with competent career and creating industry legend. They must be gain public concerns about the minority in our society and the importance of public welfare. ”

Who will be holding the 2017 Miss Prestige International Pageant trophy? 
To feature this year's Miss & Mrs. Prestige International Pageant 2017, WPI is glad to collaborate with New Shanghai Group for the launch of “Miss & MrsWorld Prestige International Pageant 2017”. The operation manager, Ms. Wong added: “we are deeply appreciated our valued venue sponsor -New Shanghai Restaurant for today full support. We are proud to feature their brand in the Prestige recognition magazine and video of the interview for the best food at New Shanghai Restaurant by our grand champion of 2016 Miss World Prestige International as the reward".

Mandatory shot of mua pretending to be a beauty queen. LOL
At times I do wonder what are the challneges of being a beauty queen. And after being at the launch, I must say that it takes more than just beauty to be able to wear the crown. You must have confidence, skills, talent, brains and also the ability to set a good example to society. I have to say that im impressed with the current candidates that have made it to the finals in 2016, and I really look forward to the upcoming candidates. Know anyone you think who might be able to snag the title? Contact details are below.

To register for 2017 Ppageant : Ms. Jan (012-6553133) or Ms. Cassandra Ng (012-6101188)

Monday, July 3, 2017

[Unboxing] Althea Raya 2017 Haul

Unboxing review
Ordered early June, and my parcel arrived just in time for Raya. YAY! I really don't know where to start as there are just so many things to say about Althea this festive season. If you haven't noticed, Althea decided to join in the Raya festive season by having crazy promotional offers which is inclusive of a special Althea Limited Edition Raya box. What's there not to love? Since I've been collecting almost all their boxes at home (call me a hoarder for all I care), I couldn't resist but to get myself this.

Its so 'Ramadhan'  like
Sneak Peak! 
Here's a little sneak peak on what I got from Althea Korea, and don't worry, I'll be sharing with you a more detailed review as you scroll below. Hehe. Althea boxes are usually in pink, but to compliment the festive season, my parcel came in a green (very Raya) themed box. It had all the graphics that represented the festive season, and I have to give credit to the graphic designer for putting really cute efforts in making this box Raya ready. Psst, I also found myself a green packet from Althea too in my box. #sorare

PRESENTING TO YOU MY HAUL

Aritaum Shalp Cushion Brush | RM19
Great for gentle brushing!
Now, let's have a more detailed close up on what I got. First up in my unboxing attempt would be an Aritaum Cushion hair brush. Why did I get myself a hair brush? Because always needed a cushion hair brush for milder brushing. I was told that if you have 'hair fall' problems, it would be best to use a gentle brush like this cushion hair brush. I always tried to look for a hair brush similar to this, but it's usually so pricey! But I was really surprised to get this from Althea at only RM19 *Steal deal* and I have no regrets!

Peri's Ink Velvet in Celeb Deep Rose | RM32
Loving the shade and the texture of this
Lizly Oh My Awesome in Awesome Marsala Tint | RM31
The shade is LAV. (Occasionally i think im in love with shades that are in the same family) LOL
Being it a Raya season, I believe that makeup plays a really important role to enhance your Raya outfit. So please bare with me with my makeup purchases. Hehe. I decided to get myself two lovely lip shades one, featuring Lizly Matte in Awesome Marsala and another lip shade featuring peri's Ink Velvet in Celeb Deep Rose. Both have really interesting textures and they leave a very natural tint shade onto your lips, which I don't have to worry about reapplying after I eat at Raya open houses and etc. Hehe. You like?

WangSkin Eyebrow Tattoo Pen in Dark Brown | RM32
I also got myself this pretty cool Eyebrow tattoo which I cant wait to try it out. Always wanted to give it a go, but never really had the guts to really apply it cause I used to be really bad in applying eyebrow shades. But after lots of practice over the months, I am ready to take up the challenge. On the website, it says that the tattoo will be good enough to stay on for about a week which also means I get to save time on days when I wake up late. HAHA. Will definitely do a more detailed write-up on this soon.

A:Concept Triple Contour | RM46
Swatches
Next would be a Triple Contour Compact by A: Concept. Not exactly sure how to use this yet cause usually, my contouring compacts are in one solid color. I decided to get this cause I belive that it would leave a very natural shading on your skin, and it can double as eyeshadow too! I managed to do a slight swatch on it and I'm not too impressed with the pigmentation sadly. Being slightly tanned, this doesn't really show on your skin that well, but if you want a natural look, then this would be great.

Witch Pouch Shadow in SD3 | RM10
SD3 - Shades of the sea
Last but not least, I got myself a Witch's Pouch Shadow for Eyes. I swear you wouldn't believe how much I got this for. I'm not too sure why, but it's going for RM10 on Althea.kr which I believe that its wayway way too cheap to resist. I previously owned a darker brownish shade of this and I have to say that I'm pretty happy with the looks it can create (especially when you want to travel light during travels). hehe. I believe there are still stock on site, so hurry if you don't want to miss out on this offer. hehe

FREEBIES (RAYA PROMOTION)

MatFix Matt Lip (RAYA GIVEAWAY) | FREE
Althea seriously is the sweetest when it comes to festive seasons. Festive seasons are always about giving back, and surprise I got myself a sample pack of shampoo and a full size Matte Lip by Mat Fix. YAS! Samples are samples to me, but I swear I can't believe I got to choose my full sized freebie from Althea. Hehe. I got the Mat Fix Matt Lip in Mata Hari, and it looks like a vampy blood red shade. HAHA. Only God knows when I'll be confident enough to wear this, but I gave this a swatch and I love the texture. Can you imagine yourself wearing this shade on your lips? Hehe

Look, i got a Raya pack and a shampoo sample (BONUS)
And there you have it guys! I hope I didn't go overboard with my haul, and surprise, I got all these at about RM163.70 only?! INSANE! I usually would get just 2 lipsticks if I'm lucky for the amount I spend in stores, and this is one of the reasons why I love Althea. BEST PLACE FOR K-BEAUTY! Hehe. Thank you for reading my humble blog post, and I'm happy to say that Althea Korea is available worldwide now. Head on over to Althea.kr to shop now. xx