Monday, December 25, 2017

Mr Lens Online Contact Lenses Store

Online shopping has been the trend these days. We shop online for clothes, cosmetics, books, furniture etc. But did you know that you could purchase contact lenses online too?


MrLens.com.my is the largest online contact lenses store in Malaysia that offers a wide selection of contacts lenses, prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, branded and designer frames. Renowned trusted lenses brands such as Acuvue, Air Optix Aqua, Freshkon, Blincon, Biomedics, Magic, Igel, Fpcus Dailies, Freshlook, SofLens and Proclear could be found on the shopping site. Daily, weekly and monthly lenses including colour contact lenses are available.


MrLens was setup in 2002 in Switzerland and subsequently expanded to major parts of Europe. Recently, they have gone global and is now available in Asia! With their large central warehouse, consumers like us get to enjoy prices up to 50% below the standard optometrist prices.



I have tried purchasing through the website using my phone. Super easy and user friendly!



Login is required for purchases. You could either sign up a new account or simply register through Facebook.



Browse through their wide variety of lenses or simply use the "Search" function to look for your desired lenses.



Besides lower prices, MrLens offers discount for bulk purchases too! Such a bargain.



Select the power and colour for both eyes.



Various payment options are available.



My lenses arrived safely just 2 days after my order was placed. Speedy delivery which adds up to customer satisfaction. What's more, they are delivered in a nice MrLens box.



Current favourite lenses: Freshkon Alluring Eyes in Winsome Brown. The colour is natural and the lenses don't irritate my eyes.

More info: https://www.mrlens.com.my/

Saturday, September 16, 2017

[ADV] Joseristine - Anti-Pollution Whitening Mask


Joseristine is a Hong Kong-based skincare brand established since 1995 by Choi Fung Hong. Recently, Joseristine has expanded to Malaysia and is available via online purchase at the moment.



Their star product, Joseristine Anti-Pollution Whitening Mask is rich n chitosan, a type of sugar extracted from the outer skeleton of shellfish including crab, lobster and shrimp.

Besides the hydrating function, chitosan also helps in the absorption of heavy metal, UV protection, antibacterial and is biodegradable.




The products consists of 2 parts - the mask sheet in the cup and a bottle of the essence. Prior to applying, we are supposed to drip the essence into the cup (with the mask inside) and shake it well.





Main ingredients of the Whitening Anti-Pollution Essence:

  • Yeast Fement Extract - hydrating, soothing, anti-wrinkles, removes dark spot, firming.
  • Brown Rice Vinegar - whitening.
  • Natural Herbal Extract - soothing and resists sensitive.
  • Marine Matrix - hydrating and stimulates collagen growth.
  • Hyaluronic Acid - lasting moistures for the skin.



5-in-1 Potent Results:
  • Detox - helps clear pollutants from skin by removing make up residues and dirts.
  • Whitening - helps reduce skin melanin production and dullness for rejuvenated, bright skin.
  • Hydrating - natural potent moisturizers increase skin's moisture level.
  • Minimizing pores - helps minimize pores and enhances the elasticity for soft, smooth and hydrated skin.
  • Anti-oxidant - potent reparing and anti-oxidants enhances firmness and delays skin aging.



My skin is feeling cleansed and hydrated after trying Joseristine's mask ^^

To purchase this multi-functional mask, head over to https://joseristinecfh.com/

Friday, September 1, 2017

Maui Jim @ Malaya Optical

Malaya Optical is getting you prepared for a Hawaiian themed holiday!


Introducing Maui Jim, an American-based sunglasses manufacturer that markets their lines based on the inspiration from the blue Hawaiian ocean.


Maui Jim sunglasses features patented PolarisedPlus2® lens technology which eliminates 99.9% of glare and blocks 100% of harmful UV rays. The sunglasses are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin. It is the only premium sunglasses brand carrying the Skin Cancer Foundation’s seal of approval!

The patented multi-layered lens design allows more usable light to be transmitted to the eyes. Unrivaled visual acuity, contrast and color are the exquisite results. You will experience deeper, more saturated colors and higher levels of contrast in any environment.


Available in 4 lens colours, Maui Jim® offers an option for every level of light:


Neutral Grey lenses
Offer contrast and the highest available glare reduction. Suitable for all light conditions, especially bright, direct sunlight.

Maui Rose® lenses
Offer the sharpest contrast and image resolution. Excellent for fast action activities, overcast or foggy days.

HCL® (High Contrast Lens) Bronze lenses
Offer enhanced contrast. Ideal for hazy and low light conditions.

The new HT™ (High Transmission) lenses
Perfect for variable and low light conditions, haze, fog, or overcast days. Feature a flattering palm tint without a distracting yellow cast.

Visit Maui Jim’s website and explore the image under 4 different lenses: https://mauijim.com/


I had a hard time deciding which pair I like the best after trying on all the cool sunglasses! I want a new pair for my next beach vacay ^^


Malaya Optical hires qualified optometrist who will not only examine, but also advise on the condition of patients’ eyes, and are trained to recognise diseases of the eye, such as glaucoma and cataract, as well as general health conditions such as diabetes. 

Optometrists in Malaya Optical especially in the HQ located at Damansara Uptown are aided by many state of the art instruments such as Slit Lamp with Optical Digital Zoom Camera by Nikon (to examine contact lenses fitting and cataract),  Non Contact Relax Tonometer by Reichert (to examine Inter Ocular Pressure, IOP or Glaucoma),  High Definition Digital Retina Imaging by Canon (to examine Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration  or Retina Atrophy), Zeiss iProfiler Occular Wavefront Aberrometer, Autorefractometer, Atlas Corneal Topographer, and Keratometer (to examine Refractive Errors to 0.125 Diopter and also Corneal Curvature for better fit of soft or RGP contact lenses), Zeiss Relax Vision Terminal (to examine pupillary distance and multi-focal precision fitting height) and more.

Besides Maui Jim, the boutique also carries a huge range of eyewear collections from designer frames to branded sunglasses.


Malaya Optical outlets are located at:
Damansara Uptown
71, SS21/37 Damansara Uptown, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS North 03 8.122 East 101 37.403
Tel: 03-7728 0228/03-7710 8550
Operating Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10.30am – 9pm, Sunday: 10.30am – 7pm

Subang Jaya
C5, SS15/4d, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-5631 3328
GPS North 304.473 East 101 35.430
Tel: 03-5631 3328
Operating Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10.30am – 9pm, Sunday: 10.30am – 7pm

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Time to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

These days when I pack my dinner, I am always being charged 50 sen extra for the plastic container! It has dawned upon me that for the number of times I have paid those 50 sen, I could have had a few extra meals already. 
Essentially, polystyrene containers were banned while a 20 sen charge per plastic bag was levied on consumers at supermarkets and retail stores throughout the state. While 20 sen per plastic bag may not seem a lot and many consumers won’t really mind paying, the actual intention behind the charge was to educate consumers on the importance of reducing the usage of plastic bags.
Now, five (5) months in to the ban, I normally bring some reusable bags or paper bags along with me (if I remember), or just carry my groceries with my bare hands. LOL.
The BBC ran a report recently stating that scientists say about eight million tonnes of plastic waste find their way into the world’s oceans each year. This amount of debris is, they say, like covering an area 34 times the size of New York’s Manhattan Island to ankle depth.
The feature also highlighted the possible threat to the food chain, by the plastics broken down into tiny fragments in our oceans. Tests by the Plymouth Marine Laboratory have shown that when minuscule particles of plastic are in the water, the creatures at the bottom of the food chain do ingest them.
So you throw a plastic bag indiscriminately, the fish eat the plastic bag, you eat the fish and you probably end up getting stomach or gastro intestinal cancer. Karma is unavoidable…

OK but what about the total ban on polystyrene containers?
The use of polystyrene takeaway products was widely touted as detrimental to the environment when disposed due to its non-biodegradable nature. In fact, the authorities attributed the indiscriminate disposal of polystyrene lunch boxes into the waterways as the cause of flash floods in the Klang Valley during torrential downpours due to the presence of polystyrene lunch boxes floating around impeding the flow of the flood waters into the drains.
Polystyrene boxes though are light material and floats on water hence it’s also highly likely there are plenty of other forms of heavier garbage that were also the cause of drains being blocked.
Polystyrene lunchboxes represent the most versatile, economical, user-friendly and effective product in the takeaway of food. It can insulate heat, wherein when the food is hot, the user holding the lunchbox will not feel any heat at all. 
So, what is the alternative when polystyrene lunchboxes are banned? Hawkers now use solid plastic lunchboxes that contribute up to 3 times more to the waste problem as plastic lunchboxes are 15-16 grams in weight as compared to polystyrene lunchboxes which are 4-5 grams in weight.
A country’s “solid waste” and “waste management” is measured in metric tons and thanks to the use of solid plastic lunchboxes, we are now contributing 3 times more in terms of waste which is actually more detrimental to the environment.
Plastic lunchboxes also use 3 times more plastic resin than polystyrene lunchboxes, meaning more raw materials are used to produce them starting with the petrochemical plants that contribute heavily to pollution. For manufacturers to produce the plastic lunchboxes, the machines consume 4 times more electricity than manufacturing the polystyrene lunchboxes!

So wait a minute – the alternative product to polystyrene is actually worse for the environment!
And to compound matters, polystyrene lunchboxes are not biodegradable if not disposed off properly!
Biodegradability and/or compostability ensures that the end-product can be broken down and degraded back to its molecular state. Plastics actually have the ability to be biodegradable and compostable as well with modern manufacturing techniques and additives. 
However, for the plastics to biodegrade back to its original base, the item must be properly disposed of and end up in a compost or landfill. Biodegradable, compostable or environmentally-friendly plastics of any kind that is indiscriminately disposed will NOT biodegrade and will continue to remain as their original state.
That goes to say that if you keep a solid plastic container in your kitchen cabinet, it will stay as a solid plastic container in your kitchen cabinet for years and not biodegrade.
So, what then is the solution for this problem?
As much as it would pain our authorities to admit, but our neighbours down South have the solution.
“The Government will not impose a ban on them in consideration of other factors, such as the cost of alternatives and inconvenience to hawkers and consumers, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor said on Monday (9 May 2016).”
“Dr Khor said that while polystyrene foam packaging may be of concern in some countries where waste is landfilled, it is incinerated safely in Singapore at waste-to-energy incineration plants, which are fitted with pollution control equipment.”
In fact, there have been studies done to show that in many instances, the alternative is actually not more environmentally friendly.
Of course, the best alternative is to bring your own tiffin carrier, mug or tumbler. However sometimes you just don’t have one with you.

How do we solve this problem?
The people living in this country need a paradigm shift. We need to learn how to be more conscious about the environment and not litter indiscriminately. This is a culture that needs to be inculcated at an early stage and indeed at all levels – government, corporate and civil society.
More enforcement needs to be taken against the main causes of polystyrene pollution, be it more enforcement officers at construction sites, commercial and F&B outlets, and even residential areas. The change won’t happen overnight however like the 20 sen charge for plastic bags, consumers will slowly realise the importance of looking after the environment and the effect might trickle into other aspects of life – making Malaysian a country of people with a conscience.
Our local authorities should look at installing electricity-generating incinerators like Norway which transforms its trash and waste into energy – doing away with the need for fossil fuels to power the power plants thus solving the issue of insufficient landfills and rising energy costs.
China lifted its ban on polystyrene back in 2013 after a 14-year long ban. Perhaps it’s time our authorities reassess whether or not this ban is actually helping the environment or not, and if it’s not, stop the ineffective ban and consider other solutions instead.
At the end of the day, it’s up to us to reduce, reuse and recycle. We only have one planet to live on so it’s time to change our mindset.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Claude Bernard Enchanté Collection | Afternoon Tea @ Senja, The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

What time is it? It is tea time!




Let's take some time-out (literally) to appreciate the finer things in life.




Claude Bernard, an innovative watch manufacturer from Switzerland with an eminent watchmaking heritage of over 40 years produces exquisite Swiss Made classic timepieces. Each of its timepieces from the various collections are individually hand-assembled with genuine Swiss Made precision movements.




What makes it better is that despite the quality, reliability and undisputed elegance, Claude Bernard is a highly accessible watch as it does not come with a hefty price! Wouldn't that be an appealing gift idea?



I've got my eye on the Enchant√© ladies’ watch collection that exudes an exceptional feminine grace, yet staying true to its European roots. 

The heartbeat behind the Enchant√© ladies’ watch collection is the Ronda Swiss-made quartz movement. The timepiece is cleverly designed with a special engraving that marks the hours to create an illusion of a sparkling diamond. Selected timepieces spot a sunray dial that helps to elevate the timepiece and create an illusion of 3D. The slightly oversized lugs add a touch of vintage an elegance to a contemporary timepiece for the modern woman.



20500 37R APR2 - RPP: RM 1,685.40 (before GST)

This 28mm exquisite timepiece with rose-gold platting has been my everyday-watch for the past 2 weeks. I appreciate how it was specially designed for girls like me who desire a versatile watch suitable for both formal and dress-down events, yet without compromising the basic trendy elements. The colour (which happens to be my regular choice for all my accessories) spells elegance, and the slim mesh bracelet (adjustable) sits right on my delicate wrist ^^



Photo credit to Andy Kho.




I first wore it to an English tea party at Senja, The Saujana Hotel KL with my floral jumpsuit. 

On daily basis, I am wearing it to my office as it matches well with my formal working attire.

For those who fancy leather watch, they do have some pretty classy and vintage leather watches from other collections. Whether it be ladylike, bold, conservative, vintage, contemporary, Claude Bernard sure has something that matches your preferred style. And what they all have in common: accessible luxury and elegance.





Great timeless gift presented along with delicious desserts. It was a perfect afternoon thanks to Senja and Claude Bernard.


Where to get Claude Bernard:

Parkson: KLCC 1st Floor Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur; Pavilion Level 3, Pavilion, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur; Sunway Velocity G-16, Ground Floor, Sunway Velocity Mall, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Isetan: KLCC 3rd Floor Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur; 1 Utama Level 1, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

SOGO: Kompleks SOGO, 3D Fashion Arena, 190, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman 50100 Kuala Lumpur.



Friday, July 7, 2017

H&M Studio x Colette (2017) Collection

[Fashion]


H&M has teamed up with the iconic Parisian concept store Colette for an exclusive edition of H&M Studio AW17. The nine-piece collection is rooted in the main AW17 designs, and features a special colour palette based on Colette’s signature blue, plus two completely unique designs which includes distinctive details such as hand-painted graffiti and jacquards with frayed edges. The street-meets-sophistication of AW17 was inspired by the creativity and energy of New York City, with strong tailoring combined with feminine silhouettes and punk influences for a hard-edged yet chic look.
“We really thought about the modern woman’s wardrobe and what she needs in it – sharp outerwear, soft dresses, flattering knits and statement accessories. For the H&M Studio x Colette collection in particular, we not only combined contrasting fabrics in a garment, but also brought in more colour contrast with the signature Colette blue, which created a more graphic structure and a new, fearless attitude,” says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Head of Design and Creative Director.
“There is a real arty yet urban vibe to the H&M Studio x Colette pieces, which not only feels right for the store, but also for like-minded women all around the world. They want that combination of striking yet wearable and, of course, be completely au courant,” says Sarah Andelman, founder and Creative Director of Colette.
The nine pieces in the exclusive edition for Colette includes garments such as a navy and vibrant blue Aline anorak-poncho hybrid in a wool-nylon mix (unique design), a vibrant blue high-neck chiffon minidress with ruffled cuffs, ruffled hem, pin-tucks and fagotting (unique design), a fit-and-flare knee-length yarn-dyed checked dress with long sleeves, round neck, pleating from the waist and hand-painted graffiti overtop and a sleeveless round-neck mini-dress with fishtail hem, wide trim at arm holes and seams to accentuate the female form in either strong blue satin or black and white hairy jacquard.
The H&M Studio x Colette edition launches 21 August 2017 and will be available in-store and online at Colette for two weeks, along with selected pieces from the main H&M Studio AW17 collection in advance of its global release date. The main H&M Studio AW17 collection will be available in Malaysia from 14 September at H&M Lot 10 Kuala Lumpur store.


Images courtesy of H&M.