Choosing the Ideal Contact Lens

how-to-choose-the-right-contact-lens

When I first started using contact lens years back, it was tough for me to pick which one to use. There are so many types and brands! At that time, my main concern was I wanted to shift to contact lens instead of using eyeglasses. Contact lens is just less obtrusive with various daily work activities and has less chances of being misplaced somewhere during the day. Now, although I wear eyeglasses most of the time, I still use daily contact lens when I have to or when I feel like it so I still keep a stack of dailies.

It helps to consult a specialist at an eye care centre. A lot of people ask what makes an ideal contact lens, which one is suitable, comfortable and safe to use (remember the story that spread across social media years back about a girl who used bad quality contact lens?). I’ve always been cautious about what I put on my eyes. And it always doesn’t hurt to ask professionals. From what I’ve learned from Alice Tan, Professional Service Manager of Vision Care, Bausch and Lomb Malaysia, the ideal contact lens is one that provides satisfactory visual performance, acceptable comfort, adequate corneal physiology, and ease of handling. On top of that, factors to be put into consideration when selecting a suitable contact lens are comfort, convenience plus the user’s needs and lifestyle.

My first set of contact lens can be used for 2 weeks but I shifted to daily contact lens after a year or so. I eventually got tired of cleaning the lens every time. A good brand to try is the Bausch and Lomb Biotrue® ONEday daily contact lens . This features the material called Hypergel and this contact lens has been considered ideal by many professionals and users alike.

what-contact-lens-to-use

Biotrue ONEday lenses: RM125 per box of 30 pieces

If you’re a contact lens user and have tried various types or brands, you might have experienced instances when the lens get dry and cause discomfort. This is a no-no for me because I work using laptops at least 8 hours a day, 5 days a week or more.

“Hypergel, a high-moisture next-generation material, was designed to work like the eye, matching the cornea’s 78 per cent water content and mimicking the tear film’s lipid layer to retain moisture. Inspired by the biology of the eye, the material combines the lens polymer with Surface Active Macromers which mimic the lipid layer of tear film to resist dehydration and maintain water within the lens for up to 16 hours. The material which combines the best features of conventional hydrogels and silicone hydrogels retains 98 per cent of moisture throughout the day, ending the day with more moisture than many lenses begin with, meets the oxygen levels an open eye needs without the use of silicone to maintain healthy, white eyes and it matches the cornea water content, which provides exceptional vision and comfort throughout the day”, said Alice Tan when asked about what was so unique about Hypergel.

one-day-contact-lens-and-price


When choosing a suitable contact lens, many would put the water content of the lenses into consideration. While a higher water content provides good initial comfort, it does not necessary translate into all day comfort, as this generally cause dryness at the end of the day. Biotrue® ONEday Daily contact lens is unique because it mimics the lipid layer of tear film to prevent dehydration thus provides moisture up to 16 hours, surpassing all major contact lens brand in the market today.

Alice Tan stresses the importance of good oxygen flow for the eyes. “The cornea, the outermost layer of our eyes has no blood supply of its own. Therefore, under the open eye condition, atmospheric oxygen is dissolved in tears and absorbed by the cornea. When one wears contact lenses with poor oxygen transmissibility, the oxygen supply to the cornea can be disrupted. This can lead to corneal swelling and if the condition persists, blood vessels can grow into the cornea and cause new blood vessel formation. Such complications are common when one wear contacts to sleep, particularly with lenses that are not designed for overnight wear. And in general, overnight wear of lenses is more prone to eye infection and that is why sleeping in contacts are generally not recommended”, said Alice Tan, Professional Service Manager, Vision Care Bausch and Lomb Malaysia. To maintain healthy, white eyes, Tan recommends that users choose a lens that can provide the amount of oxygen that the open eye needs. 

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px Arial; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px Arial; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 12.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

Above all benefits, Bausch and Lomb Biotrue® ONEday Daily’s Hypergel is the first soft contact lens material that provides UV protection. It can block 70% of UVA and 95% of UVB radiation. However, Alice Tan advised against forgoing the regular UV-absorbing eyewear such as UV-absorbing goggles and sunglasses for a complete protection. 

daily-disposable-contact-lens
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 10.0px Arial; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}
Biotrue® ONEday Daily lens is a premium daily disposable contact lens. Inspired by none other than the human eye itself, Biotrue® ONEday lens is made from HyperGel™, an innovation that combines the best of conventional hydrogels and silicone hydrogels and is set to be the next generation of Daily Disposable material. Biotrue® ONEday lens, priced at RM125 per box of 30 pieces is available at all leading optical outlets nationwide. Biotrue® Multi-Purpose Solution is available in Twin pack (355ml x 2) priced at RM61.50. 




Althea Celebrates 1st Year with a Shopping Party for You

Perfect time to shop; loads of surprises in store.
free-beauty-products-althea-birthday

korea-beauty-shopping-online



I’m captivated by Althea 🙂 

E-commerce has made beauty shopping so much easier and more convenient. When it comes to beauty products, though, I must admit that I don’t have a lot of Korean ones. I guess I often find that information on packaging can be tough to understand when there’s no English translation. But with Althea, I don’t have this problem anymore. Each product available for shopping online has product information and details, even photos of actual application!

korea-beauty-shopping-online-lipstick
Witch’s Pouch POPO Lipstick 


Althea is celebrating its 1st year birthday and all of us are invited. This is the perfect time to shop for makeup, skincare, haircare and body care products. I assure you that you’ll definitely find something that will be interesting and fun to use. 

With this birthday party, Althea is also giving us a chance to win amazing prices such as Macbook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea credits and beauty hampers! 

althea-birthday-contest


Why it’s great to shop now with Althea’s Birthday Celebration (20th – 31st July, 2016):


1. Enjoy a Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit for orders placed on 20/7 onwards. While stocks last.

2. Free Goodies for first 1,500 shoppers! Full size beauty products. While stocks last. 

3. Birthday Giveaway. Pick 3 Top Sellers for 100% REBATE!
Rebate will be credited into your account. 

beauty-shopping-rebate-at-althea-korea


4. The #AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest with total prizes worth KRW10,000,000 to be won!
Wish Althea a “happy birthday” with hashtag #altheaturns1 and stand a chance to win amazing prizes such as Macbook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea credits and beauty hampers! Contest starts from 20th July – 15th August, 2016.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please visit www.althea.kr and Althea Facebook for more information. Hurry, hurry, hurry! This is the best time to shop at Althea!
korean-makeup-beauty-shop-online

Althea has a great lineup of interesting makeup and skincare items (my top beauty addictions). I’ve recently shopped for a bunch, and I was so excited when I received the pink parcel. The beautiful limited edition pink birthday box is lovely, containing the DIY Party Kit, samples and my ordered items protected with bubble wrap. 

online-beauty-delivery-service-korean


online-beauty-shopping-for-korean-makeup


My Althea shopping haul! 
(from left to right, clockwise from bottom)

online-beauty-shopping-for-korean-makeup


Angel of Firenze hand and nail cream

AirFit CC Cream SPF30 
Skin Liar Primer
Skin & Lab A Plus Lifting serum
It’s My Lip Crayon WN 01
Witch’s Pouch Perfect Cover Concealer 
Witch’s Pouch POPO Lipstick x 2 colours (Burgundy Wine and Sweet Red)
Witch’s Pouch Color Corrector CC Cream

skincare-makeup-for-pores


I came across this cutely-named and cutely-packaged primer, the Skin Liar Primer by Elizavecca. It promises to conceal pores like magic so, yes, I must try it! Witch’s Pouch has an interesting name and line of products, which tempted me to buy 4 items from this brand. 

lipstick-cc-cream-witch-pouch-makeup


makeup-from-korea
I love the black and white color theme of this brand

I was also in search of new CC Creams and Althea has a good lineup of them. Did I mention that products at Althea site mostly (if not all) have price specials? 


online-beauty-shopping-for-korean-makeup



What you will enjoy at Althea:

  • FREE Shipping on orders above RM150 – products are handpicked and packed from Althea’s warehouse in Korea, shipped to you!
  • 100% Authentic Guarantee – any suspected counterfeit can be returned and will be compensated 200% of the product value!
  • Best Price Policy – you always enjoy trustworthy and transparent pricing for all products!
  • Unconditional Returns – if you are not satisfied with your order, Althea guarantees 30-day unconditional returns. 
More details here if you’d like to know more – http://my.althea.kr/promises  

My DIY Party Kit! Happy birthday to Althea!

online-beauty-shopping-for-korean-makeup
I love the full colour of the lip crayon! (Sorry, can’t smile too wide…wrinkles…)

Tried here: Elizavecca Skin Liar Primer, It’s My Lip Crayon, Witch’s Pouch Perfect Cover Concealer, AirFit CC Cream

Here’s a personal tip in creating your party kit. After you have decorated your hat with the paper accessories, you can try mounting it on a headband instead of tying a string on both ends. Using a headband can allow you to position the hat to the right or left aside from the usual centre position. Plus it’s easier to wear and you don’t need to use a string. 

althea-celebrates-1st-year

Happy shopping, guys!  

i-Care Optometry Opens in Bangsar Village

Luxottica First Concept Store in Malaysia is now open to serve you

i-care-optometry-eyeglasses-sunglasses-shop-bangsar-village

Do you use eyeglasses or sunglasses? I don’t think anyone of us here in Malaysia would survive driving daily without sunnies. The weather can be very hot and bright, causing poor vision while driving if we don’t wear sunglasses. So I guess it’s safe to say that we all love our sunglasses to protect us from the glaring light of the sun.
Great news! If you love good quality sunglasses and eyeglasses, you’d be happy to visit a new optometry store, i-Care, which recently opened in Bangsar Village. i-Care Optometry Bangsar Village announced their partnership with Luxottica as the first Luxottica concept store in Malaysia. Luxottica Group is a leader in design, manufacture, distribution and sales of premium fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. Luxottica has the most extended worldwide retail network for prescription and sun segments comprising over 7,000 stores worldwide in North America, Asia-Pacific, China, South Africa and Europe and a strong and well-balanced brand portfolio.
i-Care Optometry Bangsar Village carries some of Luxottica’s best known and most prestigious eyewear brands in the global fashion and luxury industries such as RAY- BAN, OAKLEY, BURBERRY, BVLGARI, COACH, DOLCE & GABBANA, EMPORIO ARMANI, GIORGIO ARMANI and PRADA. Check out these chic collections of designer eyewear! 
i-care-optometry-eyeglasses-sunglasses-shop-bangsar-village

i-care-optometry-eyeglasses-sunglasses-shop-bangsar-village

I particularly looove the black Burberry sunglasses on the right!


i-care-optometry-eyeglasses-sunglasses-shop-bangsar-village

i-care-optometry-eyeglasses-sunglasses-shop-bangsar-village

This blue Emporio Armani sunglass looks very hip and cool!

Being one of the leading eye care and eyewear providers in Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur, i-Care Optometry provides qualified Optometrists and Opticians who endlessly pursue to provide quality professional eye examinations. Well trained Optical Dispensers and Fashion Consultants are also known for their friendly services in all their outlets.
Kim (Model), Kevin Siew (Managing Director of i-Care Optometry), Mr Sami Haikio (General Manager of Luxottica Malaysia) and Josh (Model)
“We are very excited and proud to be entering this new partnership with Luxottica, a leader in design, manufacture, distribution and sales of premium fashion, luxury and sports eyewear,” said Kevin Siew, Managing Director of i-Care Optometry.  He added, “i-Care Optometry will have a wide influence in fashion, luxury and sports with eyewear products that are exciting to our customers. We are confident that this partnership will have great success.”
Conveniently located in Bangsar Village, i-Care Optometry is easily accessible for those staying in Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur. At its media launch held at Bangsar Village, i-Care Optometry revealed a number of new collections for Men and Women.

The opening ceremonies were highlighted with a short eyewear fashion show featuring a male and female model in their different attires and matching eyewear. 

-care-luxottica-partnership-opening-shop-bangsar-village

-care-and-luxottica-partnership-concept-store
This season’s most stylish range for women comprises of COACH – Kissing C (Pamela), BURBERRY – Canvas Check, DOLCE & GABBANA – Filigrana, PRADA – Baroque and BVLGARI – Serpenti Limited Collection. Also stealing the show for men are eyewear from EMPORIO ARMANI Essential Eagle Collection, OAKLEY – Carbon Plate, RAY-BAN Wayfarer Denim and GIORGIO ARMANI – Timeless Elegance collection.

i-care-shop-bangsar-village

This is a really nice, sporty eyewear from Oakley and Ferrari

prada-eyewear-in-i-care-bangsar

rayban-sunglasses-in-i-care-bangsar-village

“i-Care Optometry has always made it a point to care for the less fortunate. Corporate Social Responsibility is a priority for us,” said Kevin Siew Managing Director of i-Care Optometry. To spread the love as we began the year 2015, i-Care Optometry sponsored vision care including eye test, spectacles frames and lenses worth RM3000 to LightHouse Children Welfare Home Association for a year long supply.
LightHouse Children Welfare Home Association, Kuala Lumpur is a welfare home established since May 2005 in Malaysia. The home looks after underprivileged children from various troubled background such as alcoholic and drug addicted parents, single parents, children from hard-core poor families and some who have even been physically and sexually abused. LightHouse believes very much in their tagline, “Every Child Counts”.
  
Where to find i-Care Optometry outlets:
i-Care Bangsar Village, Bangsar
F18, 1st Floor, Bangsar Village Shopping Centre, No 1,Jalan Telawi Satu, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-22879788
i-Care Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas
Lot 66, Level UG1, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-62033368

i-Care Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang
LG-13, Lower Ground Floor, Empire Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS16/1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Tel: 03-56317620
i-Care The Weld
L1-05, 1st Floor, The Weld Shopping Centre, 76, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: 03-21630936
i-Care Main Place
GF-32, Jalan USJ21/10, The Main Place 47630 Subang Jaya, Selangor. Tel: 03-80819216
i-care-logo-shop-at-bangsar

About i-Care Optometry
i-Care Optometry (M) Sdn Bhd is one of the leading eye care and eyewear providers in Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur, and set to become the preferred choice for generations of Malaysians. Established in 2001, i-Care Optometry (M) Sdn Bhd now has five outlets extending from Kuala Lumpur to Klang Valley, namely Bangsar Village, Empire Shopping Gallery, The Weld, Publika Shopping Gallery and The Main Place, USJ.
About Luxottica
Founded in 1961 by Leonardo Del Vecchio, always involved in protecting eyes and optimising the look of men and women everywhere, the Luxottica Group is now a vertically integrated organization, producing and distributing prescription frames and sunglasses of high technical quality and style. The constant attention paid to research and development, technological innovation, the adaptation to market evolutions in respect of people and the environment, have led Luxottica through worldwide expansion.
With net sales of more than Euro 7.3 billion in 2013, over 73,000 employees and a strong global presence, Luxottica Group is a leader in premium fashion, luxury and sports eyewear, with over 7000 optical and sun retail stores in North America, Asia-Pacific, China, South Africa and Europe and a strong and well-balanced brand portfolio.

Contact Lens Shopping at MrLens.com.my

No time to rush outside to refill your lens supply? Save time and effort by simply buying online.
contact-lens-online-shopping-malaysia-acuvue-oasys-hydraclear
I’ve been a contact lens user for 3 years now and for the past few years, I’ve always been buying them at retail shops. It was very convenient for me before because the nature of my previous jobs involve regular visits to the mall and I can quickly grab the lens wherever I was. 

contact-lens-online-shopping-malaysia-christmas-deals

I stumbled upon Mr Lens in my affiliate program list and it looked interesting. Moreover, I barely have time to drop by the mall nowadays and I’m finding it a waste of time to purposely go there to replenish my lens supply. I’d rather spend that ‘shopping time’ for shoes, clothes, educational books and kids stuff. After all, if I already know the contact lens I need, the brand that I’m comfortable with and the power details, why can’t I replenish it in an easier, faster, more convenient way?

I decided to try Mr Lens for the first time, around early November. I ordered my usual brand, Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus, for bi-weekly use. This was the first brand and type recommended to me by the ophthalmologist and until today, even after trying other reputable brands, I find that this is the most comfortable one for my eyes. It doesn’t dry out my eyes and it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing contact lens at all. 

contact-lens-online-shopping-malaysia
I really liked the first delivery from this online contact lens shopping site. See the cute lens case that came together with my order, which coincided with the Halloween season. Oh, and it also came with a Chupa Chups lollipop! 

contact-lens-online-shopping-malaysia-mr-lens

The website is simple, functional, nothing too fancy if you expect it to be spectacular like beauty, fashion or makeup sites. Although I feel that it can still be improved, I somehow find it easy to use and just serves the purpose of letting you order the contact lens you need. It also accepts several payment options, including PayPal, which even makes it convenient to shop with. 

contact-lens-online-shopping-malaysia-with-freebies

I ordered for the 2nd time to replenish my lens supply and my contact lens still arrived together with a sweet treat. Hmmm, I’m not sure what’s the relevance of a lollipop with the contact lens but hey, we all enjoy free treats! This is really cool. 

contact-lens-online-shopping-malaysia-with-free-items


contact-lens-online-shopping-malaysia

Items are packed inside a resealable plastic bag. And another thing that I appreciate with this service is the included booklet of care tips for use of contact lens. I find it very helpful to have these reminders to make sure that I take care of my eyes and contact lens properly. 

contact-lens-online-shopping-malaysia
The prices are good, too! I normally buy this set of contact lens at RM99 from retail shops but I can get it for only RM85 with FREE delivery. 

I think that online shopping is now my first option for purchasing my contact lenses. MrLens.com.my also has other eye products such as branded sunglasses, glasses, daily contact lens, weekly contact lens, monthly lens, coloured and toric lenses. With cheaper prices, free delivery, ease and convenience, this is definitely a must-visit shopping site. I sometimes use daily wear contact lenses by Acuvue as well so I will order it via MrLens soon. 


According to www.mrlens.com.my 

2 week lenses are particularly suitable for being used for a period of 14 days if the contact lenses are removed in the evening. It is also possible to wear them continuously for one week. Due to the high oxygen permeability, your eyes do not experience a feeling of dryness, even after wearing the lenses for a longer period of time.

Melvita and Women’s Weekly Anti-Aging Workshop

The battle against anti-aging is a never-ending challenge, isn’t it? So when The Malaysian Women’s Weekly announced an interesting workshop last August, I took the chance to learn more about anti-aging…
melvita-anti-aging-beauty-skincare-free-items-goodie-bag

The free Melvita skincare items in the goodie bag

It’s always interesting for me to attend beauty workshops. I find it worthwhile to discover latest products and to observe how consumers respond to what different beauty brands have to say during such events. It’s also amazing how thirsty we are for advice and knowledge when it comes to techniques, tips or secrets to combat the dreaded ‘a’ word…aging.
How did I acquire a seat for the workshop? The Malaysian Women’s Weekly announced the Anti-Aging session in its August magazine issue. For a minimal fee of RM30, you secure a seat to the workshop, which also comes with refreshments and goodie bag.
womens-weekly-melvita-anti-aging-beauty-skincare-workshop
The session was held at Lavender Bakery in 1 Utama, at the open air section, where we enjoyed the breeze of a cool morning. Before the session started, Melvita conducted this ‘spin the wheel’ mini-game to get something that addresses aging. I got a small packet of fresh raspberries. So cute.
Refreshments from Lavender were provided, together with a lovely bottle of Esprit Raspberry Sparkling Water. Don’t worry, what you see on my plate here isn’t all of it. I just chose to take a little amount of food.
melvita-anti-aging-beauty-skincare-workshop-food

Workshop items such as sponge, wash bowl and mirror were provided for each guest. We got to sample and apply different anti-aging products from Melvita, ranging from cleansers to beauty oils.
melvita-anti-aging-beauty-skincare-workshop
melvita-anti-aging-beauty-skincare-workshop-products

Some of the products tested at the workshop

melvita-anti-aging-beauty-argan-oil

melvita-anti-aging-French-beauty-skincare-organic

Melvita also introduced their latest skincare range, Bio-Excellence Naturalift, which consisted of 3 products: Youthful Day Cream, Youthful Night Cream and Eye Contour. These can be combined with other items such as beauty oils and floral water.
melvita-anti-aging-beauty-skincare-day-night-eye-cream

Melvita Bio-Excellence Naturalift Skincare

This formula offers the protective and firming action of the bud complex, to smooth wrinkles and fine lines. It also contains shea butter, to nourish the skin, and the combination of rye, oat and hibiscus, which together redefine facial contours. The skin is deeply replenished and firmer; it appears visibly smoother.
I think this is a good product to try, especially for those who are looking for organic skincare solutions.  
The rich texture of this cream sinks gently into the skin, to nourish and moisturize throughout the night. In addition to the firming and protective action of the bud complex, which smoothens wrinkles and fine lines, this formula also contains nourishing shea butter, as well as evening primrose oil, known to help prevent skin ageing. These ingredients are combined with rye, oat and hibiscus, which help redefine facial contours, to provide intensive regenerating action.
For rejuvenating the skin overnight, it is good to have a night cream, which is normally a bit thicker than the usual moisturizer. This night cream has a lovely texture that is suitable for overnight skin recovery. I like the gentle scent, too.  
Formulated with the firming and protective bud complex, this eye cream is enriched with plankton – known for its draining properties, which help to reduce dark circles. It also contains rice powder, for a delicate powdery finish. Rye, oat and hibiscus provide complementary action, filling out wrinkles and fine lines.   
This cream has a light texture that doesn’t feel thick or heavy around the eyes. I guess with the rice powder ingredient, it leaves a nice powder finish so you have no risk of developing those oil seeds or milia.
  
The session ended with a Q&A game where 3 lucky guests bagged gift sets. Too bad I wasn’t listening carefully; I didn’t answer the question correctly, ha!
Ooohhh, and I enjoyed this yummy dessert!
melvita-anti-aging-beauty-skincare-workshop
Overall, the workshop is fine and enjoyable, except for the set-up of the venue. The seating arrangement is too tight, squeezing in around 30 guests. Where I sat, in front, I had to keep asking other guests to stand up so I can access food. I can’t blame the other ladies who were probably rolling their eyes but they also can’t blame me. Well, it was a non-working day for me, I don’t want to be a bitch on a weekend, and so I just keep my cool. The table setting was also tight to conduct self-application of the products. I hope these points will be considered by brands when conducting workshops. Guests must have comfortable space for beauty sessions.
We were given a RM30 voucher to use at Melvita outlets, so it’s like giving back the workshop fee paid to reserve a seat. No worries, you can buy an item with this RM30, such as natural or organic body soaps.

melvita-organic-French-skincare-brand-soap-floral-water-oil
My beauty loot that day:
Organic Rose Floral Water 200ml – RM122.00
Certified organic and fair trade (EFT attested), our floral water is obtained by steam distillation of fresh Rosa damascena petals. Our unique extraction method enables us to obtain a floral water that is particularly rich in active ingredients, making it a naturally powerful formula. With its fresh, delicate scent, our floral water helps to combat dehydration and regenerate the skin.
I love this floral water. I’ve been using it for more than a month now and I’m enjoying the immediate hydration and convenience. It comes with a spray so I don’t really need to use cotton with it. I used to have reaction to rose products but this one proved to be safe for my skin. I spray it on my face in the morning, afternoon at work, and at night.  
  
Eye Contouring Avocado Oil 50ml – RM112.00
100% of the total ingredients from Organic Farming. Very rich in non-saponifiable components, avocado oil is obtained from the flesh of the persea gratissima fruit. An excellent natural anti-ageing treatment, this oil is recommended for dry and delicate skin. Extremely nourishing, it is recommended for the eye contour, the neck and for stretch marks, especially if used with shea butter, which contains non-saponifiables that are remarkably complementary.
I think it’s amazing that this product can be used on the eye, neck and body stretch marks. So I bought one for my mum-in-law. She’s enjoying the multi-function, too.
I also got myself these 2 soap bars:
Lavender Flowers Soap Bar 100g – RM20.00
Vegetable Soap Bar 100g – RM35.00
I am using the Lavender Flowers Soap Bar every morning. The light scent is just nice, unlike other lavender products that often have a strong aroma.
For an organic beauty brand, I think Melvita is worth a try. I signed up as a member as well to enjoy more privileges. My next purchase would probably be a brightening eye serum and another bottle of floral water. I’m now addicted to spraying rose water on my face every day.

melvita-anti-aging-beauty-skincare-privilege-card

melvita-free-beauty-pouch

Membership card came with this adorable green beauty pouch that has print of bees inside

Stay connected to Melvita Malaysia via:
Or visit their online shopping site at:

Elianto Online Beauty Shopping now available!

Great beauty deals at your fingertips…shopping online is so good!
elianto_online_beauty_shopping_malaysia_cosmetics_makeup
Online shopping is a good companion for my beauty needs. Aside from the convenience of having beauty products delivered at my preferred address, I also enjoy the feeling of receiving a parcel like a ‘surprise’. Most of the time, prices combined with promos online make beauty products such a steal!
I recently discovered that elianto now has an online shop and I was tempted to try their website. Like a lot of you, I’ve known elianto mainly for its wide range of nail colors and colorful cosmetics. Have you seen their eyeshadow color palettes and refills? They have beautiful, popping colors that are great for those who love to put on different colors every day.
Elianto’s online shop caters to various beauty needs:
Skincare
Makeup
Nail Care
Fragrance
Body Care
Hair Care
Accessories

elianto_online_beauty_shopping_malaysia_cosmetics_makeup
We all love makeup, don’t we? You’ll be happy to see elianto’s selection of makeup items. They have very affordable lip colors. And if you’ve seen my review or heard about elianto’s new brilliant riche transfer-proof lip colors, you can also buy it online (and it’s only RM25 per tube!).
elianto_online_beauty_shopping_malaysia_cosmetics_makeup
Skincare items are also available for ordering online. Love anti-aging products? You’d be happy to hear that elianto’s anti-aging range, Youth Compact for lifting and wrinkle reduction, has attractive offers online.
elianto_online_beauty_shopping_malaysia_cosmetics_skincare
You can now buy nail polishesat the convenience of looking at more colors while sitting down on your sofa, lazing on the bed or having coffee at a shop.
elianto_online_beauty_shopping_malaysia_nail_polish_price

elianto_online_beauty_shopping_malaysia_nail_polish_price

DELIVERY Charges are reasonable. For West Malaysia, you’ll enjoy FREE delivery with orders above RM80. For East Malaysia, you’ll enjoy FREE delivery with orders above RM150. Minimum purchase for free delivery is a bit higher than Luxola but you can easily reach these amounts if you’re also buying bodycare and skincare items. Or you can combine orders with your friends.
elianto_online_beauty_shopping_malaysia_delivery_fees_charges

PAYMENT methods accepted by elianto
   Debit Cards
ELIANTO accepts Visa and MasterCard Debit Cards where subject to bank availability. All data submitted will be protected in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
   Online Banking
Online banking transfers are accepted from: AmBank, Bank Islam, CIMB Bank, Hong Leong Bank, Maybank, Public Bank, RHB.
   PayPal – my personal preferred payment method
ELIANTO also accepts payment through Paypal

elianto_online_beauty_shopping_malaysia_cosmetics_makeup

I decided to make my first order a few weeks ago. I picked a Feather Lite Airbrush foundation, Celestial 2-in-1 Eyeliner in gold and Celeste 2-in-1 Eyeliner in white.
I’m very happy with the speedy delivery. I made my order on a Monday evening, and by Wednesday afternoon, I already received my parcel! Delivery to PJ within 2 days is great!

elianto_online_beauty_shopping_malaysia_cosmetics_makeup

elianto_online_beauty_shopping_malaysia_cosmetics_makeup
The delivery packaging is also good. The products are carefully wrapped in bubble pack. This way, you’re sure the products are protected from shock and certain amount of heat. Elianto’s products have tamper-proof seal as well.
So if you love beauty products at an affordable price, if you love having the feeling of ‘surprise’, or if you’re busy and you need the convenience of shopping quickly and efficiently, try shopping at www.elianto.biz
You’d love their promos and deals, too! Happy online shopping, everyone!
Stay connected to Elianto via their Facebook page:

GlamGlow Launches Thirsty Mud for Super Radiant Skin

It’s finally here! The much talked about brand loved by Hollywood celebrities now has a new addition to the mask family. And it’s now available in Malaysia…
  
glam-glow-thirsty-mud-for-instant-radiant-skin
Wouldn’t it be great if you can have a product that dramatically and instantly makes improvements to your skin in 10 minutes? Sounds far-fetched? Too miraculous? Well, that’s what GlamGlow is famous for!
I’ve been hearing about GlamGlow for quite some time now and it was a wonderful experience to discover it first-hand with other beauty addicts. You’ve probably seen faces of your friends or friends of friends on your FB news feed with some gray, gooey stuff on. Chances are those gals (or guys) are raving about how GlamGlow’s YouthMud or SuperMud has done wonders.
GlamGlow was originally designed for exclusive professional backstage use in Hollywood for celebrities, supermodels and other people who need instant camera-ready skin in less time and effort. GlamGlow YouthMud is popular among celebrities like Natalie Portman, Jennifer Aniston, Ryan Seacrest, Giuliana Rancic and more. Because of the wonders it does on the skin, GlamGlow was eventually introduced to consumers. We all want the good, fast stuff, don’t we? And another great thing about GlamGlow is that it can be used by both women AND men. You can buy one and share with your hubby or partner, and do ‘GlamGlow-ing’ together!

glamglow-thirsty-mud-launch-in-malaysia-sephora
Last Saturday, GlamGlow in Malaysia hosted a wonderful morning filled with discovery about this amazing mask brand at Sephora’s boutique in Sunway Pyramid. Entering Sephora, I was welcomed by this catchy ‘Walk of Fame’ or should I say ‘Walk of Glam’. Several blue, glimmering stars styled in Hollywood Walk of Fame adorned the floor. Clever and glamorous.

glam-glow-malaysia-walk-of-fame-hollywood-style

The Walk of Glam

GlamGlow’s assistant product manager, Cindy Lim, shared more information about the brand, satisfying our curiosity on why this is so famous among celebrities. It was followed by further explanation about the products from Janet Low, trainer and skincare expert. She also conducted a demonstration showing how to use YouthMud and ThirstyMud on the face.

glamglow-thirsty-mud-launch-in-malaysia-sephora

LEFT: Janet Low, trainer and skincare expert
RIGHT: Cindy Lim, assistant product manager

See that lovely smile from demo model for the day?
glamglow-youth-mud-on-girl-face
glamglow-beauty-skincare-products-sephora-malaysia

GlamGlow has several tempting products for the face and eyes:

glamglow-beauty-products-mud-masks-face-and-eye

YouthMudTM Tinglexfoliate Treatment 
RM240, 50g 
designed as a 10-minute anti-aging ‘facial in a jar’ for behind-the-scenes use in Hollywood; gives immediate camera-ready glowing skin; provides gentle resurfacing exfoliation

glamglow-youthmud-on-hand-beauty-bloggers-event
We tested this product on our hands during Janet’s demo and it’s really intriguing. The gray mud contains particles that are apparently tea leaves, which brighten complexion, protect against free radicals, hydrate and balance oil production.

SuperMudTM Clearing Treatment
RM240, 34g 
clinically developed to help fight all common skin concerns; addresses PORES (Pores? Pores!), blemishes, pimples, breakouts, razor bumps, and even in-grown hair (I think I should try this, did you read pores?).
BrightMudTM Eye Treatment 
RM240, 12 ChromeCells 
the world’s first tap on + wipe off reverse action under eye and orbital eye treatment; designed for instant 3-minute results; addresses dark circles, tired eyes, puffiness, lines; brightens, hydrates and plumps the eye area.
NEW! ThirstyMudTM Hydrating Treatment
RM240, 50g 
provides deep instant, extreme hydration for long, medium and short term results; hydrates, moisturizes, restores, replenishes and calms for instant super sexy skin.

glamglow-thirsty-mud-launch-in-malaysia-sephora

GlamGlow ThirstyMud in Sephora

glamglow-thirsty-mud-mask-on-hand
This mud has a very delicious texture and scent. It is creamy and oozes with sweet, tantalizing fragrance. ThirstyMud can work as a quick wash-off mask, can be left on overnight as a sleeping mask, can be used in-flight and like the rest of GlamGlow products, also works both for men and women. That’s a truly multi-tasking item in a beautiful jar!

glamglow-thirsty-mud-launch-in-malaysia-sephora-butterfly-bloggers
Together with gorgeous butterflies from The Butterfly Project Beauty Bloggers, I had a fun time exploring GlamGlow’s products. Who wouldn’t be amazed at the Best Mask in the World?

glamglow-best-mask-in-the-world

glamglow-thirsty-mud-launch-in-malaysia-sephora

The Butterfly Project Beauty Bloggers team: Tammy Lim, Illy Ariffin, Ayna Jalal and Caroline Ng

GlamGlow is very interesting and noteworthy. Like what I mentioned in my previous posts, I wasn’t really a big fan of masks until I’ve discovered really good ones that gave me good results. So far, these GlamGlow mud masks will be the most luxurious and famous ones that I’ll be putting on my face.

glamglow-thirsty-mud-launch-in-malaysia-sephora

Me with Cindy Lim


glamglow-thirsty-mud-launch-in-malaysia-sephora-beauty-blogger

Me, excited to try GlamGlow YouthMud and ThirstyMud

Curious? This is just a teaser of what’s coming up. I’ll be reviewing GlamGlow YouthMud and ThirstyMud soon and will definitely share the results and tips with you…let’s see if GlamGlow lives up to its promise of beautiful skin in 10 minutes! #excited #yay