Friday, 21 March 2014

Are Your Eyes in Danger?


Our eyes are said to be the windows into our soul...

So, there is no harm trying to make that window 
a little more prettier and welcoming right?

Thanks to the creation of contact lens we can now beautify our eyes.

Contact lenses are no longer made only to aid our eye sight,
Nowadays people wear it for cosmetic reasons 
*ahem...guilty!*

With the current hype on contact lenses,
we can see numerous contact lens dealers popping up 
at shopping centers, online and even our night markets!

All these vendors sell contact lenses in 
various shape, sizes and colors at a ridiculously low prices.
Hence, people all flock to these places to purchase the cheap lenses.

But, aren't we concern of the potential effects these lenses have on our eyes?


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Are these lenses safe to be worn on our eyes? 

Generally, contact lenses are safe to be worn if they are prescribed by your optometrists.
With advancement of technology today, experts already came up with lenses 
of various shape, size, color that can be worn daily, month, 3 months and so on.

An interesting fact I learned recently, apparently we all have different eye shape.
This differences can only be determine if we get our eyes checked out 
before buying a pair of contacts because we really don't know
whether that particular brand or shape will fit our eyes.

I know many people, myself included, 
just buy lenses off the shelf without any prescription
because we assume that all contact lenses are the same,
and the difference is only in the power and the color.


Apparently, we were all fooled! 

If you love your eyes, go get a prescription from 
the optometrists before purchasing any lenses.


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Why do my eyes become so dry when I wear contact lens?

I often get dry eyes when I have my contacts on after a few hours.

The dryness kind of causes the lens to get stuck on my eyes
and I feel this suction sensation on my eyes which leads to 
my vision getting blur and it is extremely uncomfortable.

This I will endure for beauty... I am not the only one right?
#girlsbeinggirls 

Recently, I learned that dry contact lens is either caused by 
over wearing contact lens against the recommended period or
simply because contact lens were not properly moisturized.

But for me, I only have my lens on for a short period and 
already I experience blur visions and dryness.
So, for me there is a high possibility the problem lies with the lens solution.


So, I tried Alcon's OPTI-FREE Pure Moist solution.

True enough, after I changed my solution
I was able to wear my contact lens though out the day without any discomfort!

So, for purchasing of contact lens solution,
it is also recommended to seek recommendation from 
an optometrist because they will be able to suggest the best suited one for each condition.

Remember to check to see whether the solution
is a Multi-Purpose Disinfecting solution
because only with the disinfecting can the solution
thoroughly clean your lens.
  

How about putting eye drops to moisturize dry eyes?


Eye drop can be used throughout the day, 
but if the contact lenses were moisturized properly with the 
prescribed contact lens solutions, 
it can minimize discomfort and dry eye.



**Interesting Tip**

Blinking is our eyes natural way of moisturizing the eyes.

However, studies have shown that people now are so
LAZY we only blink halfway!


Yes. Apparently many of us only blink halfway!


Because we just literally could not miss a second of our favorite TV show
or from that insanely addictive game that we don't even blink fully.

Most people just blink halfway because they are rushing to continue
whatever it is that they are watching.

This is one of the main factors to getting dry eyes.

So, the next time your eyes feel dry, take a break from whatever
you are doing and do a few FULL blinks.


Don't know whether you are blinking correctly?

Check out this video on blinking =D



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Which Contacts Lens should I get?
There are just so many!

Again, the best way to ensure you get the proper lenses
is to get a prescription from the optometrist.

Because, different brands and different designs varies in sizes and shape,
hence it will have different effect on your eyes.


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 Can I share contact lens with someone else?

Credits:captionite.com

Well, that is like asking whether you can share underwear with someone
You don't right?
(Well, unless some of you do...I don't know why, maybe it's the economy? =P)

So, it's the same with contact lens,
you can't share them because they are specially catered to fit only your eyes.

Some of you might say
" We don't have power in both eyes, so we can share color contacts."

Like mentioned, different people have different shaped eyes,
so sharing is lenses is not the best option for anyone,
not to mention the potential transfer of germs!


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Why do I suddenly sound like I know so much about contact lens?


That's because I got the privilege to join in a
small closed group sharing session hosted by Alcon Malaysia
to create awareness on eye care and contact lens use.

We were joined by two well respected doctors
Dr. David Kading
who is a renowned optometrist in the United States
and
 Dr. Timothy Grant
Head of Professional Marketing of Alcon 




Dr. David Kading and Dr. Timothy Grant
with us, bloggers.

  

Both doctors, 
were extreme experts in their field
and they gave very clear explanation with examples
to help us understand a little bit more on 
how important it is to care for our eyes.
 
Because, we really only have 1 pair of eyes
and to lose the sense of sight is frightening,
don't you think so?
 
From the session, I picked up many useful information 
and it made me realize how much I have been 
neglecting the care for my eyes.

 
So, I got my eyes checked out.
It has been ages since I checked my eyes.
I really cannot remember the last time I went for a check up.

By right, we have to go get our eyes checked 
EVERY 6 MONTHS.

Like a car, we need to service it now and then,
our eyes too need to be checked and managed
so our eye sight does not deteriorate inappropriately.

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If you would like more information
do visit http://www.alcon.com/
 
If you love being able to open your eyes and see every morning,
take the little extra time to care for your eyes.
You can just blink the proper way to ensure your eyes
are always moisturized.

Stay away from contact lenses that are not
prescribed by your optometrist.
 
No more pasar malam goods dears...
 
Get your eye checked 6 months once
so your optometrist can monitor your condition.
 
   
Let's love ourselves more this month!



   

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

The Minimalist


Time for an outfit post!

It has been ages since my last outfit post.
I do miss those times where I can do outfit post everyday.
Now, time is a factor
but I shall not let that stop me! =P

In my previous post, I mentioned about things 
that are happening in my life, remember? 

If you don't, go click here and read
 *How can u missed out our heart to heart sessions!*

I mentioned in that post about this new pet online business
I am venturing into and I have to say it is coming along.

Still in it's amateur stages but lucky I have a team of really awesome people,
that I have recently came to know and appreciate, who are there
to mentor me through this process.


This brings me to the point of being humble.

For those of you who don't know me, the real me anyway,
I have a bit of an ego, Kiasu like the Singaporeans call it.

Even as a child, more so during my schooling years,
I had to perform the best.

It was not so much as to show other people how good I was
but it was more to prove to myself that I was good enough.
Plus, I hate (strong word) feeling defeated and helpless.
 So, I always strive to do better but sometimes I fall down 
and it hurts so much, I don't want to stand up again.

That is where I learn to ask for help.
Usually, I won't ask for help and suffer in silence
because I think it will trouble people to help me
but now when I think about it, it is my ego that stopped me.

So, for me it takes some courage to ask for help.
From there, I learned to be humble and to be accepting
of what the others have to offer.

I realized the more humble and accepting of people's
help, advice, criticisms or even complains,
I got the opportunity to learn so much more.

Although, it is bloody difficult to be accepting sometimes
but what is life without some challenges right?
hahaha!


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With that, I end my mini rambling session
and now, we get back to the outfit for the day!
Woohoo!

Going with the white and black look again.
Can't escape not having either one of these colors in my outfits.



I was feeling a little punk rock the other day
and I got this look together.
A LITTLE punk rock =P


It is great how simple T-shirts
can be worn with just about anything


Yeah, the wind!




Top: From Bangkok
Sheer Skirt: H&M

Other ways to wear this skirt
Click here 


Cut out Boots: H&M

Super love my new cut out boots!!!
I just could not resist myself and got them =D
Very comfortable!



Have a great month of March.

Remember to be humble =D


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Be good y'all!

Toodles


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Dove School of Skindulgence Campaign


Hello all my Beautiful people!

How have you all been?

I missed you all.
Have been MIA from my blog for sometime.

Fret not! 
I'm back =D

I have been so busy with work that I could not find time for sleep 
let alone to update my blog,
plus, the sucky internet connection at my house didn't help.

So, you can just imagine the joy I felt when Dove
introduced their latest product
Dove Body Wash with NutriumMoisture




Dove Body Wash with NutriumMoisture
 is proven to be better than milk!

The unique blend of moisturising and nourishing ingredients replenishes 
nutrients back into the skin while you shower. 
That in itself is daily pampering for your skin.

Nowadays, all of us are so busy with daily happenings
that finding the time for a spa session is a luxury 
that many of us struggle to have.
Plus, going for a spa session is not exactly a splurge 
that many of us will go for.

According to the recent survey by Dove® Body Wash, 
a total of 55% of women claimed that they have between 1-2 hours of “me time” in a day, 
of which work is ranked the No.1 interrupter of “me time” and 
a total of 89% of women agree that family always comes first ahead of ‘me time’.

Also, about 75% of women agree that indulging their skin on a daily basis is too expensive
and the majority of women (88%) agree that indulging in spas are expensive.



The conclusion
Women just do not get to pamper ourselves
as much as we like to 

But now, we have Dove Body Wash.
It is the ultimate solution to our time and money worries =D

Every woman should be allowed the opportunity to pamper herself!

 
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Dove Skindulgence Campaign Launch


Dove does not just stop at producing an awesome product,
They are determine to encourage women that pampering
oneself by love yourself, eat right and to stay active
can be done through fuss free and inexpensive activities at home!


That is why Dove launched

Dove® School of Skindulgence Facebook campaign 


Women interested in joining the Dove® School of Skindulgence 
can log on to facebook.com/mydovebodywash to find out more. 


After taking the pledge on the Facebook app, 
contestants will over 21 days, 
challenge themselves to achieve the three main pillars of Skindulgence 
pamper yourself, eat right, and stay active. 

They have to share at least one photograph daily via Instagram hash-tags, 
(#skindulgence #betterthanmilk #eatright #stayactive) 
with a minimum total of 21 photographs (7 photographs per pillar) 
in the 21 days of how they take care of themselves at home.


The challenge starts on 1 March 2014 and ends on 30 April 2014. 
For eight weeks, three winners will be selected each week based on their creativity on each activity and they will each win RM100 worth of Dove Body Wash hamper. The 10 grand prize winners will have the memorable experience of a 3 day/2 night island getaway to Krabi.


 10 winners get to go to KRABIIII!!!

So what are you waiting for???

Quickly log on to their facebook page
and pledge!

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Here are some of my Instagram photos for the challenge









You can follow me on Instagram for more updates and ideas =D
@keryicanboleh


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Dove Body Wash with NutriumMoisture
  • deliver moisture and nourishment deeply
  • does not strip the skin of its natural moisture
  • nourishes and moisturizes skin in the shower during cleansing 

Variant
 
Beauty Nourishing
Gentle Exfoliating
 Sensitive Skin
Fresh Touch
 Energize
Revive 


Price
 
1 litre bottle: RM22.90
200ml: RM5.90



What you waiting for ladies?

Quickly go get yourself a bottle of Dove Body Wash
to start pampering yourself!

Have a great week ahead!



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