Good oral health for good life and good food!

We love good food and we love delicious drinks. But do we practice good oral hygiene?

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When I first came to Malaysia, I was amazed at how people would go out of their way, travel the distance and even wait on long queues just to eat. I can’t imagine myself waiting for 30 minutes or more just to sit down and have a bite. Well, that was 8 years ago. I’ve now been accustomed to how much Malaysians love food. And I’ve grown to love different types of food, cuisine and other pleasurable delights in this country. 

My son is growing up fast and he’s learning to enjoy new dishes, drinks and desserts. He’s also enjoying a little bit of spice in his food now (ah, Malaysians and your undying love for spicy food). It’s nice to see him appreciate and ask for Japanese food, Filipino food, Chinese food, Western and, of course, cakes and ice cream!

But no matter how much we love food, it’s very important to practise healthy eating habits. I know, I know, not easy. It’s important to try to have a balanced diet. We can’t have a diet that’s all-carbs or all-protein or no veggie. Kids generally love fried, oily food, chips and junk (I do, too!) and we have to be strict, set an example and make healthy eating a habit for them.  

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He loves mac and cheese (yummy kid’s meal at Chili’s).

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He loves fried chicken and rice meal, which comes with side dish vegetables (from Pancake House).


Another important habit to develop among our families is practising good oral hygiene. Again, I admit this is not easy to do. Some kids find brushing an unusual or weird thing to do and some of them might not even like the taste of any toothpaste. While my son was growing up, it did take a while for him to get used to brushing. But it’s necessary to start them young. As soon as he had his first two teeth, I already started brushing. Now, at seven years old, he has fully developed a habit to brush in the morning after breakfast, after lunch and right before going to bed. 

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Here’s the naughty boy about to brush his teeth. 

My son likes Jordan brushes mainly because of the fun design he sees on it. He’s comfortable holding it and brushing with it. I personally like it, too, because this type comes with a cap that is very useful when travelling. 

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If you’re having trouble getting your kids to brush teeth, check out some tips from this mom!

As for myself, I brush teeth every after meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Although some might say that 2x a day is enough, I just cannot stand the feel of my teeth and tongue after a meal without brushing. 

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No matter how busy we are during the day, it’s important to spend a few minutes to take care of our teeth and freshen our breath as well. 

How to brush teeth properly:
  • Brush your teeth for 2 minutes, spending an equal amount of time (30 seconds) in each area of your mouth.
  • Hold your brush at a 45 degree angle pointed towards the gums.
  • Brush your tongue to help freshen your breath and clean your mouth by removing bacteria.
  • Brush all the surfaces of your teeth including the sides and the chewing surface above your tongue.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day: at least once during the day and once before going to bed.
  • Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or as soon as you see that the bristles are out of shape or discoloured. 


Aside from food, Malaysians also love various drinks. Teh tarik, teh o ais, teh o ais limau, Milo ais, kopi tarik…wow, there are so many choices for drinks here. I enjoy fruit shakes, occasional coffee from Starbucks and milo ais kosong. 

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Rich banana milkshake (from The Narra Filipino restaurant)

If you love to drink coffee, tea or fruit juices, you might want to try using whitening dental floss. A whitening dental floss like this one can effectively lift off plaque and surface stains between teeth and around the gum-line. Stains are caused by daily consumption of different foods and beverages. This Jordan floss is available in 25m and coated with mint flavour, fluoride, xylitol and ingredients proven effective against discolouration and tartar.  

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How to floss your teeth properly:
  • Floss your teeth once a day.
  • Make sure to floss the teeth at the back of your mouth.
  • Use 45 cm of floss—wrap each end around your fingers and gently lower it in between your teeth.
  • Follow the curve of your teeth to avoid damaging your gums.
  • Repeat this for every tooth, as you move to the next tooth take the dirty floss with one finger and unwind the clean floss from the other finger.


Not convinced to floss or to start to? Flossing does about 40% of the work required to remove sticky bacteria, or plaque, from your teeth. Plaque generates acid, which can cause cavities, irritate the gums, and lead to gum disease. 

How do you know if you have good oral health?
  • It’s best to visit your dentist regularly for a checkup. But here are some basic factors that help you identify good oral health:
  • Your gums are pink.
  • Your gums do not get sore or bleed when you brush or floss your teeth.
  • Your teeth feel clean and not “fuzzy”.
  • You don’t constantly have bad breath.
  • You don’t have toothache.


Why should you bother to have good oral health?
  • First of all, you must understand the importance of healthy teeth. Good teeth means you can eat well and continue to enjoy what you like to eat.
  • To prevent tooth decay, tooth aches and gum disease. Bacteria buildup can severely damage your teeth and gums.
  • To avoid bad breath because…well, who likes to be close to anyone with bad breath? It’s not good for your personal relationships, whether family, friends or colleagues. And if you’re going for an interview, bad breath is a definite turn off. Consider it as part of your personal presentation. 
  • To maintain a complete set of teeth and be confident to flash that beautiful smile, haha! 


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So, everyone, let’s all please practice good dental hygiene and habits. Use good quality toothbrush and floss for healthy gums and teeth. 

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Choosing the Ideal Contact Lens

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 




Claim your Rewards now with ShopBack and Hermo Malaysia


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I kept hearing about ShopBack from my gorgeous Head of Digital Marketing named Rowena (Haha! Sorry, Rowena, if you’re reading this, I can’t help but mention your name…see, I don’t ignore what you’re talking about.) Being an online shopper like me, although maybe not as notorious, she enjoys discovering great ways to be rewarded from spending online. Since I keep hearing about ShopBack, I knew I just had to investigate. 

What are the usual online sites that you shop from? I’m a beauty junkie but my shopping needs are not limited to beauty sites alone. I do look for device and gadgets, kids stuff, health products, flights, accommodations, stock shots and more. Name an online site and I’ve probably shopped there! To name a few:

  • 11street
  • Agoda
  • AirAsia
  • Amazon
  • Dreamstime
  • eBay
  • FoodPanda
  • GemFive
  • Groupon
  • Guardian
  • HappyFresh
  • Hermo
  • Hermo
  • Lazada
  • MySale
  • Sephora
  • Shutter stock
  • Signature Snack
  • Watsons
  • Wine Talk
  • Zalora

I spent time today checking the site and exploring what ShopBack does. The concept is pretty simple and amazing: shop online with ShopBack stores and get cashback rewards through your ShopBack account, which are then transferred to your preferred bank account. With whatever value you spend, based on each store’s ShopBack offer, you get rewards! This cashback site gives you savings online!

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It’s easy to earn money back. From the long list of available stores at ShopBack, I’d say it’s impossible for a lot of us not to find at least 10 brands or stores to shop from. After you’ve created a ShopBack account, simply click on the store that you want to shop from, ensure that you shop on that URL so ShopBack can track your purchase, proceed with your purchase on that store and that’s it! You can check your ShopBack rewards within 4 – 48 hours. 

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Discover how to get started with this video:


I’ve checked 2 online beauty sites: Hermo and Sephora (but of course!). Hermo gives customers up to 5.6% cashback. If you’re an existing customer, you get 4.2% cashback while a new customer gets 5.6%. You can enjoy cashback with the latest Hermo voucher easily through ShopBack. Some of the beauty brands you can shop for at Hermo are Acca Kappa, B.liv, Bioderma, Clinelle, Cyber Colors, Dr. Wu, Garnier, H2O+, Kate, Kose, L’Oreal, Laneige, Lierac, Physiogel, Talika and The Face Shop.    

This is a great time to earn cashback from Hermo, look at the collection they recently featured. It’s Disney’s Alice in Wonderland beauty collection!

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Hermo has regular deals, it’s best to check on your favorite products and brands from time to time.  

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Sephora is also one of the numerous stores with ShopBack rewards. New customers get 8.0% cashback, existing customers get 2.0%. Oh man, all the rewards I’ve missed from my Sephora shopping! Great brands from Sephora include Benefit Cosmetics, Burberry, Clinique, Caudalie, Dr. Jart, Ecotools, GlamGlow, Julie Hewett, Lancome, REN, Sigma Beauty, SK-II, Too Faced, Urban Decay and Zoeva. I’m a fan of makeup brushes from Zoeva and Sigma Beauty, I buy them from Sephora online (previously Luxola). I should have been shopping with ShopBack where you can also find the best Sephora coupons

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Now I’m wishing that I listened to Rowena a lot earlier. I could have collected more rewards from my online shopping sprees! Why why why didn’t I pay attention long time ago? 

Start getting rewarded through ShopBack and collect money back from shopping. Make the most out of your dollars / ringgit by getting rewards. 



L’Oreal Revitalift Magic Blur Product Review

Can you erase skin flaws both instantly and gradually over time?

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Pores, fine lines, wrinkles…now becoming more and more a major skin concern for women of my age. And although there are numerous temporary fixes out there that can give you instant results, not all of them are designed to give results that develop over time.
News arrived that L’Oreal has launched a new addition to the Revitalift skincare range called Magic Blur. As its name implies, it gives you an immediate ‘blurring’ solution; it is meant to instantly reduce the appearance of imperfections that include pores, lines and wrinkles. Of course, I’m one of the many enthusiasts who were excited to try and test this range, as pores have always been a challenge and I’m always looking forward to explore new innovations that address this never-ending skin concern.

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But what makes Revitalift Magic Blur from other products that also give instant blur effects? I’ve been using Benefit Porefessional more than a year now and I’m happy with the immediate solution it provides to reduce the appearance of my pores. So how would Revitalift Magic Blur fare against products like Benefit Porefessional or primers that hide pores? Revitalift Magic Blur promises to build results over time, meaning it gives instant AND continuous results.

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This new range includes 2 products: Eye Cream and Moisturizer. Both products come in elegant red packaging with gold stamping on L’Oreal logo, which I find very classy. I know, I know, the packaging is not what I put on my face but I always take note of good packaging. I believe that a good brand will always put a certain level of attention and effort on making sure that the product has a good presentation, would you agree?
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L’Oreal Revitalift Magic Blur
Opti-Blur Technology + Pro-Retinol A
Price: RM65.90
What’s inside:
Opti-Blur Technology – diffuses light on skin to immediately blur lines, wrinkles and pores
Pro-Retinol A – fights the signs of aging for an anti-wrinkle action over time and a younger-looking skin
How to use:
Apply a small amount every morning on cleansed skin.
Spread gently all over the face without massaging in circular motions. Take note, DO NOT massage in circular motions.
What to expect:
Instantly, blurs appearance of lines, pores and imperfections.
Over time, reduces signs of aging, wrinkles. Skin feels firmer, skin tone is more even.

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This cream has a beautiful texture, somewhat soft and fluffy on the skin, like cotton feel. It has a lovely scent that dissipates in a few minutes, not too strong. It is easily absorbed on the skin and leaves a matte, velvety finish. It feels great on the skin but it is recommended to apply SPF afterwards, especially if you’re going outdoors or even just driving around, as most products containing Retinol needs sun protection.
It comes in a red glass jar packaging with the signature L’Oreal-engraved jar cap. I like the glass jar but some may not because it’s heavy and you have to dip your finger into it. This doesn’t come with a spatula but what I do is to just use a small plastic spoon that I collect from my son’s jelly snacks. Yes, improvise! This way, I don’t need to dip my finger into it.
My Experience:
I loved the instant result that it gives on my skin; my pores are less visible, lines are diminished, and the texture is just nice. However, when sunscreen is applied afterwards, you’ll have by-products forming on the surface of the skin, like eraser shavings. Some of you may have experienced this, it normally happens when the layers of cream, moisturizer or foundation on your face don’t blend well together.
It is fine if applied on the skin with no plan of applying foundation afterwards. I tried using different brands and type of foundation but it was challenging to find a suitable one that will not result to “eraser shavings” even without massaging in circular motion. I’ve used it with Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, BodyShop BB Cream and Givenchy Loose Powder alternately, using makeup brush, but I still get the “eraser shavings”.    
After 2 weeks of using this moisturizer every morning, I agree that the texture of my skin feels better. It may show improved results over time on my pores if used for a few more weeks. The downside is it’s hard to blend with makeup and I end up having ‘eraser shavings’.
Before and After Application:
So here is how my skin looks before (left photo) and after (right photo) application, with no filter, no editing effects here. The matte effect immediately gives the skin a smooth look…MyInstantMagic!
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L’Oreal Revitalift Magic Blur
Opti-Blur Technology + Caffeine
Price: RM57.90
What’s inside:
Opti-Blur Technology – the fusion of blurring polymers inside a miraculous skin-transforming texture to create a perfectly smooth surface
Caffeine – reduces aging signs over time and diminishes puffiness and dark circles
What to expect:
Instantly, blurs appearance of lines, bags and dark circles.
Over time, wrinkles are reduced, dark circles are less visible, puffiness is diminished.

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This cream, like the face moisturizer, has a lovely texture that is also easily absorbed by the skin. It also leaves a matte finish on the eye area, like the texture that an eye primer also leaves on the skin.

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It comes in a red, soft plastic tube, which is easy to press. It has a white cap and a transparent rubber applicator. By pressing the tube, the eye cream will be dispensed through the transparent rubber tube then apply it on the eye area like how you would by using your ring finger. I love this kind of eye cream packaging versus the jar; easier to apply on eye area, less or no wastage because you can easily control the amount of cream for your eyes.

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My Experience:
The instant results for the eye cream is easier to see because it does great in solving my fine lines immediately. It works like an eye primer, providing a good canvas for my eye makeup, which by the way, doesn’t result to ‘eraser shavings’ because I don’t apply cream products on it.
After 2 weeks of using this eye cream every morning, I can see good improvements on my fine lines (no photo, sorry, I did try to take close-up photos but it’s hard to show the difference). My fine lines were noticeably diminishing! Compared to the moisturizer, the results from the eye cream were easier to see after 2 weeks.
  
Where to buy:
Watsons stores or via online at watsons.com.my
Want to try these Magic Blur products?  
Get RM10 OFF for purchase of Magic Blur Moisturizer or Eye Cream, click HERE


Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System

Some of us might not have the budget for a Clarisonic…but, hey, what about this one?

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For the past years, I’m sure you have witnessed the popularity of facial cleansing devices, dominated by best-selling brand Clarisonic. It took a while before beauty brands recognized the strong potential from this new beauty segment but it wasn’t too late for brands like Clinique and Olay to jump in the beauty device wagon.
While I think that Clarisonic is a worthy investment for good facial cleansing system, not everyone would have a budget of RM600+ to enjoy the benefits of a cleansing device. I wasn’t highly keen on trying out a cleansing device before but while shopping online at www.watsons.com.my, I received a free Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System (worth around RM129) together with my purchase of RM150 of selected brands. I love online shopping and I love free stuff!

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This facial cleansing device set comes in Olay’s black and red box. The box set contains: 1 facial cleansing device, 1 brush head, 1 skin renewal cleanser 20ml and 2 AA batteries.
Benefits of Olay Regenerist Cleansing System:
  • Up to 4x better cleansing than cleanser alone (tested on removing makeup vs. cleanser alone)
  • Gently exfoliates
  • Delivers daily deep cleansing
  • Renewal Cleanser primes the skin for anti-aging regimen
  • Device has 2-speed control, is water-resistant and easy to hold

What results to expect:
  • Skin is instantly cleaner, feels fresher
  • Skin texture is improved and smoother with continuous use 

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I like that Duracell batteries are already included in this boxed set. Don’t you just hate it when you discover that you need batteries for something you just bought or received? It’s also easy to install the 2 batteries on the device. Gently rock the battery compartment (on the base) side to side while pulling to release battery cover. Then insert the 2 batteries and push back the cover. Reminder, do not mix old and new batteries.

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The device has 2 rubber buttons, 1 to switch it on or off and 1 to control speed. I prefer to use basic speed versus the faster one but this will depend on your personal preference.

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This set comes with 1 brush head, which is easy to snap onto the device. It is recommended to replace the brush head every 3 months. I haven’t replaced mine after more than 3 months, haha, but it still works fine and, don’t worry, the brush head is not disgusting or dirty-looking (yet).
A 20ml skin renewal cleanser is packed inside this set but you don’t necessarily need to use it together with the device. We all have our preferred cleanser so feel free to use the device with your favorite brand. I have a habit of trying new brands and products every now and then. I’ve used the Olay Cleansing Device with different brands like Garnier, Neutrogena and Shizens.  

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For the past 6 months, I’ve been using this device every evening to cleanse my face. Initially, I tried using it day and night but I developed a few pimples, around 2-3 (oh yes, I will count them coz I rarely get these!), so I decided to slow down and use it at night only. For someone who has not tried cleansing devices before, it probably ‘surprised’ my skin. When I limited use to once a day, the pimples stopped, yay! And the fun starts.
My skin does feel instantly cleaner, in a different way than it feels with normal deep cleansing without a device. And though it’s not Clarisonic, I’d say it does a good job in complementing my skin-cleansing regimen. So if you want to start exploring facial cleansing devices and you’re on a tight budget, the Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System is good bet.
Replacement cleansing brush heads are available at www.watsons.com.my – RM29.90 for a boxed set of 2 pieces

What I think about that Watsons Video Ad

I’ve read mixed reactions on this recent advert by Watsons. What do I think?

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I’ve been so busy these past few weeks and I barely have time nowadays to blog (I’m way behind my lineup of articles, gasp!). Well, work and family come first.
But today, I noticed a lot of mixed reactions regarding this Watsons video advertisement, an ad meant to announce its ‘Hottest Sale’ ever.

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It’s a simple, short video featuring a girl, with her boyfriend, shopping for things at Watsons then the girl, who looks pretty wearing makeup, says to the cashier that she doesn’t want to buy cosmetics. After which, her face turns plain, pale, colorless while her boyfriend gets shocked and panics a bit. 

The cashier insists that she will get huge discounts and places back the cosmetic items in the girl’s pile of products and the girl turns pretty again. The girl says that she still doesn’t want to buy cosmetics, removes the makeup items and she turns pale again. Her boyfriend panics a bit more. Then the cashier insists that with Watsons VIP card, she gets RM5 points. The girl’s boyfriend then grabs her wallet, takes out the VIP card and says that he wants.

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I’ve read some of the comments here and there, and it’s a bit confusing. Take note that I am not here to create any form of war against other people’s opinions. I’m just sharing thoughts and some questions.
Some people are appalled, saying that the advert means that women need makeup to be beautiful. To this I ask, isn’t this something that has already consumed the market? I mean, with all the hype and addiction of women to makeup, with all the selfies posted daily and hourly enhanced with pre-shoot makeup and post-shoot filters, with all the beauty bloggers including me who are blogging about makeup, with all the magazines in the world advertising cosmetics, are we saying that using makeup to be beautiful is a damnable statement and those who promote it should be condemned? I guess there are so many makeup brands that we have to condemn if that’s the case.

How many of us would actually go out, meet friends, go to work, go out on a date or important event, without, take note, withouta dab of makeup? Would anyone of us actually dare to spend a month, a week or even a day of meeting people outside the house without even a pat of face powder, lipstick or lipgloss, eyeliner, eye shadow, mascara or blush? None of any of these? Nothing at all? Just wash your face and out you go? Hmmm, sounds pretty impossible to me.
Some get angry, saying that their boyfriends would never react like that. Well, to this, I’d say that the ad did some exaggeration but it could happen in real life. Come on, let’s be realistic here. Nowadays, you see teens and ladies in the mall trying to look like Korean actresses with all the possible makeup, large or colored contact lens, fake eyelashes and more. Of course, with all the enhancements, some ladies would now look entirely different than how they normally would. 

So if a boyfriend has never seen a girl without the extreme add-ons, add-ons that she did to herself, and then suddenly he sees her for the first time without them, can we blame him if he looks at her differently? If he continues to love her or even more, then all is good. But if not, then it simply meant that his love was superficial. However, in the ad, the portrayal was not like this. In fact, the boyfriend in the ad was supportive of the girl. He didn’t scream or ran when he saw her without makeup. But let’s remember something here. If we have trained our boyfriends or partners to see us in our enhanced looks, then we have created that picture in their heads. It is not their fault that they expect you to look like a queen when you’ve always shown them that you look like a queen.
Some find it funny. Personally, this ad reminded me of an episode in Ally McBeal where Ling Woo (played by Lucy Liu) was not wearing makeup and when her boyfriend Richard Fish (played by Greg Germann) saw her for the first time without makeup, he screamed in fear. Or that episode in That 70’s show when Michael (Ashton Kutcher) sees Jackie (Mila Kunis) without makeup. His scream was epic. Check it out in this video. Super funny.

  

So if I were the brand director, would I approve this ad or conceptualize the ad this way? Yes and no. Yes, it is good to have a funny approach. This is probably one of the funniest sale ads I’ve seen. We normally see sale ads done in the repeated boring ways and this one gets a plus for extra effort. But no, I agree with some who say that there could have been a more tasteful way of announcing the SALE event or highlighting on makeup products.
But overall, do I find it offensive? Should it be a reason for me to jump and condemn the brand? 
No. And honestly, I just find the ad hilarious.

New Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening and Hydrating Cleansers

Love the deep clean feel of Neutrogena cleansers? You’re going to love them even more.

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I’ve mentioned so many times in my articles that cleansing is a vital step in taking care of our skin. In fact, I personally use several cleansing products at the moment to make sure that I cleanse my skin properly. I have makeup removers, makeup cleansing lotions, foaming cleanser and face scrub.
I love Neutrogena cleansers and am happy to talk about 2 new additions to the Deep Clean family: Brightening Foaming Cleanser and Hydrating Foaming Cleanser. Now we have 2 new products to use for healthy radiant and clean skin! Honestly, I just love that deeply cleansed feel after washing the face with Neutrogena products.

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NEW Deep Clean Brightening Foaming Cleanser
Effective Deep Cleaning Facial Cleanser with 2x brightening power for cleaner, fairer and more radiant skin with every wash
This cleanser comes with 2X brightening power! With the kind of climate that we have here and our daily exposure to the heat of the sun, it is not surprising that a lot of us experience uneven darkening or spots on the face. Aside from sunblock, moisturizer and serum, the facial wash you use should also contain brightening ingredients if you want to have brighter and radiant skin.
The formula of Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening Foaming Cleanser contains mulberry extract and clinically proven whitening vitamin complex that boosts skin fairness with every wash.
What makes this cleanser good:
  • Clinically proven formula removes dirt and skin-dulling residue of makeup, sunblock and BB creams
  • Whitening complex contains Ascorbyl Glucoside, which inhibits the enzyme tyrosinase responsible for melanin production
  • It also contains Mulberry extract with Ascorbic Acid and Niacin, known to brighten the skin
  • Formulated with Neutrogena’s Unique Deep Clean trademark, which is dermatologically-tested to cleanse deep down into pores to remove dirt, oil, makeup and dead surface skin cells
  • Makes skin look fresher, healthier, fairer and luminous
  • Does not leave a drying or tightening feel on the face after use
  • Love the scent of this cleanser on my face!
  • Easy to rinse
  • Affordable


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The cleanser is packed in a soft press tube with a flip top cap. Like most other Neutrogena cleansers, this also comes with a sealed dispenser. The cleanser product itself is a pink opaque cream with a lovely scent that’s easy to fall for.
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Simply dispense a pea-size amount of the cleanser and blend with water, and the cleanser will lather into rich creamy foam. It’s very easy to rinse and definitely leaves that deep clean feel.
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NEW Deep Clean Hydrating Foaming Cleanser
Effective deep cleansing and retains moisture for cleaner, softer skin with every wash
This cleanser comes with 2X hydrating power! Ideal for people like me who experience drying of the skin, mainly due to long hours of working in air-conditioned places. I guess a lot of us will experience this once in a while. Nevertheless, we should use facial cleansers that are formulated to provide added hydration to our skin. Dehydration leads to premature aging of the skin…like wrinkles! So while it is important to have deeply cleansed skin especially after work, we have to make sure that our cleansers don’t strip necessary moisture from our skin.
The Hydrating Foaming Cleanser is enriched with Water Mineral Complex that instantly hydrates skin with 2X moisture boost.
What makes this cleanser good:
  • Water Mineral Complex consists of copper gluconate, magnesium aspartate, zinc gluconate and water, all working to improve skin hydration
  • Makes skin cleaner and yet softer
  • Formulated with Neutrogena’s Unique Deep Clean trademark, which is dermatologically-tested to cleanse deep down into pores to remove dirt, oil, makeup and dead surface skin cells
  • Does not leave a drying or tightening feel on the face after use
  • Easy to rinse
  • Affordable


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Like the Deep Clean Brightening Foaming Cleanser, the Hydration Foaming Cleanser also comes in a soft press tube with flip top cap and sealed dispenser. The cleanser product is in a fresh green color.

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I am using both cleansers daily; hydrating for morning use because I’ll be going to work and working in cold conditions, then brightening for evening to brighten and cleanse my skin from full makeup, sunblock and creams. Happy with these cleansers!
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Neutrogena cleansers are available in Watsons, Guardian, Caring, supermarkets and other pharmacies.