Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Which Contact Lens Suit You | Biotrue ONEday lenses by Bausch + Lomb [ REVIEW ]

I know it has been awhile since I write review on lens,
so here is a quick one for today :)

 Tbh, it took me very long to finish my contact lens stock mainly because I am such a hoarder and I enjoy switching between different ones depending on my mood. Tell me if you felt the same too! 

Facts about Biotrue ONEday Lenses by Bausch & Lomb
- Each box comes with 30 blister packs of soft contact lens
- Biotrue ONEday matches the natural 78% moisture of our eyes:
Mimics the lipid layer of the tear film
Matches the water content of the cornea
Allows permeability of oxygen for a healthy eye
- Claims to protect against UV rays
- Claims to maintains 98% of its moisture for up to 16 hours*
- Diameter of 14.2mm
- Base Curve 8.6mm
- Made of nesofilcon A


- R E V I E W -
Before I begin, I have to enphasize that everyone's eyes condition is different and therefore, what suits me may not work the same for others. I used to think that the higher level of water content in a lens is better (typical Asian mentality) until I learnt more about it.

Here are 3 types of contact lens category
Low water content (up to 45%) – modern silicon-hydrogel contact lenses, used in contacts that are intended for continual wear. They have almost 100% oxygen permeability.




  • Mid water content (up to 60%) – hydrogel contact lenses, suitable for most users.
  • High water content (up to 90%) – hydrogel contact lenses for more sensitive eyes. Suitable for prevention of the dry eye syndrome
  • Basically any lenses with water content above 65% is considered high moisture but that does not mean it increases oxygen transmission. The more water contact lenses contains, the more difficult it is for oxygen to get to the cornea where the surface is dependent on atmospheric oxygen. Irreversible vascularization happens when there is not enough oxygen to reach your cornea, which explains fine red veins forming on the sclera. Those who suffer from dry eyes syndrome should avoid high water content lenses as it can have adverse reaction as moisture in the lens can draw the eye's natural tears away.

    Before we make any judgement, here is one more fact. The less water contact lenses contain, the less comfortable they are. So, moisture level does place an important role in keeping your eye free from painful red and dry state.

    Lenses that are made of Silicone hydrogel material achieves very high oxygen transmission regardless of its water content. However, this type of lenses are generally more expensive compared to other lens in the market.
    In my personal opinion, I find the blister packs of Biotrue is convenient to bring around, regardless of short trip or to any event. It claimed to hold 98% moisture up to 16 hours (subject to environment condition) but for me, it can only last me up to 6-8 hours before I felt any eye dryness. At times where I have to be out the entire day, I have to remember to bring along contact lens cleansing solution or eyedrops for fast relieve. At the end of a long day, taking it off is a wth horror drama as the lens stuck close to my eyeballs. Moisturing it before removal helps ALOT!

    As much as I hope to like it, it is most unfortunate the Biotrue ONEday lenses did not meet my expectation and my rating is 4/10. This is purely my personal experience and it may work differently for others.

    That's all for now.

    xoxo

    Juneci

    Wednesday, 4 October 2017

    Learning Self-Defence at Kelana Jaya | Elitez MMA [REVIEW]

    Hi everyone!
    It's a new begining for the month of October (with lots of invitations to birthday parties & weddings *watch wallet burns*) and for me, it's the time to sharpen my non-existance skills of self-protection.

    Having bad experiences during college days (knsyoucouplespretendingtofixmotorcycleatthebusstop & hamsapkamyulouatthepark) and me leaving MY next year (yup, it's now in progress), I can't emphasize enough how important to be vigiliant about your surroundings and learning how to react in case something happens will save you. Least buy you some time to escape.
    And TBH ever since those black days, I hardly go out yamcha or whatsoever alone because of my paranoidism with most people on the streets but finally comes to realisation that it cannot stay this way. So, when someone invites me to this Muay Thai trial class in my area, I couldn't say no.

    Heavily padded flooring for a less painful fall
    The place is spacious and very well organized with martial arts equipments, not to mentioned properly ventilated. Although the classes conducted here are more of martial arts based (Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Bootcamp, Brazillian Jiu Jitsu; super fun self defense class), the main purpose behind all of the classes is to Lose weight while learning self defense in a fun way!

    For a total newbie, the instructors did a good job in making you feel at home. The classes conducted is considerably fun in light atmostphere (NO hardcore military drills involved) and you will be trained according to your skills and and stamina. It's good that there are different levels of proficiency in the same class; you can learn a couple of things just by observation. Some of the seniors are also kind in giving guidance, regardless in throwing punches or powerful kicks.

    Fun and condusive classes

    I find that Elitez MMA is a family friendly place, where people of all age group can come together to learn self-defence; kids or friends. At the end of the class, you will be promised with some muscle aches in places you never knew existed. Hahahahah at least for me

    I swear I was throwing a punch!

    Group photo with those who are there that night

    The one I went to is located in Kelana Jaya area (Opposite Paradigm Mall, near the Kelana Jaya Giant Hypermarket, located right above a mamak stall. Hahahhahaa!!!). If you are keen to try any of the classes for yourself, they have other branches in Klang and Setia Alam as well.

    Location & Hours

    Address:
    G-2-09,
    Jalan SS 6/16A, Dataran Glomac,
    Kelana Jaya, 47301
    Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
    Hours:
    Mon-Fri 3:00PM-11:00PM
    Sun 10:00am-1:00PM

    CLOSED ON PUBLIC HOLIDAY



    I find the classes is rather affordable (Just RM180/month and you can attend any classes as many times as you wish in that month) and they have 2 Days of FREE TRIAL CLASS for you to hands on before making any major life-changing decisions.
     (Please register 1 day in advance)

    GOOD NEWS FOR THE LADIES!

    Elitez MMA in Kelana Jaya branch is offering 40% off for first 20 people who sign up, so do not miss it!
    #elitezpj #elitezgfteam

    For more info,
    Facebook | www.facebook.com/ElitezGFT
    Instagram | www.instagram.com/elitezmma/


    See you there!

    xoxo

    Juneci

    Friday, 8 September 2017

    My Experience with Carbon Therapy at Clinic MF [REVIEW]

    Welcoming place, with relaxing ambiance
    A while ago, I had my first experience with Carbon therapy at
    Clinic MF aka Marie France Clinic at The Boulevard, Mid Valley.

    Monday, 4 September 2017

    La Pétales Beauty Consultancy is Now Open in SS2 [LAUNCH]


    Rejoice to spa lovers who stays within Petaling Jaya!

    If you are seeking for a rejuvenating beauty experience, look no further than La Pétales Beauty Consultancy. This is their second branch that flourish under the wings of founder, Ms Tan Kai Lee.
    You might be familiar with the first branch; La Pétales Beauty Spa which is located in Kota Damansara.

    Saturday, 26 August 2017

    Althea Korea's Petal Velvet Powder [REVIEW]

    To all Althea fans, Here's something new!
    Althea Korea has finally released it's FIRST beauty product

    Juneci Wonderland Review Althea Petal Velvet Powder

    This baby arrived early August and was named Althea Petal Velvet Powder
    The reason behind her name?

    Do you know Korea's national flower is called Mugunghwa aka Althea?
    It is actually a hibiscus syriacus species, which is the same as our national flower!

    Juneci Wonderland Review Althea Petal Velvet Powder

    Althea Petal Velvet Powder is made from none other than the Althea flower, one of the most resilient flowers that contains natural antioxidants to protect the skin barrier from dehydration and premature aging. It also sheilds that skin from UV radiations from the sun. As only natural ingredients is used in the Althea Petal Velvet Powder, it is suitable for all skin types.

    The 4 main properties of Althea Petal Velvet Powder includes:

    Friday, 18 August 2017

    Customise Your Own Lipstick at Etude House's FIRST Flagship Store in Sunway Pyramid


    18 . 8 . 2017

     
    Yup, this is an auspicious date for Etude House Malaysia as they launch their first flagship store in Sunway Pyramid, Malaysia! Congratulations!!

    Fans of Etude House can now rejoice as more products are now easily available as compared to before (not to mention spacious walkway for a more comfortable beauty browsing experience) in the perfect dreamy land


    From 18th to 20th August 2017, there are many attractive activities lined up for everyone.

    The star event of this launching is Customizing your own Lipstick with the latest 2017 all NEW Dear My Glass Tinting Lips-Talk. There are up to 20 colors and 20 lipstick cases for you to mix & match, PLUS getting your name engraved on it! You can choose to have it done in 3 languages; English, Malay and Korean (Only 8 Korean phrases available for selection) and add symbols such as ♡ or 

    The Dear My Glass Tinting Lips-Talk is available at RM56 (Lips-Talk + Case) exclusively between

    Friday, 4 August 2017

    [EVENT] Nature's Beauty Secrets Unveiled with Naturals by Watsons

    Reintroducing the nature-inspired hair and body care range,
    Naturals by Watsons is now back with improved formula and all new packaging.


    The relaunching was recently officiated at the Watsons Sunway Pyramid branch, Petaling Jaya by Caryn Loh; General Manager and Country Head of Watsons Malaysia,
    Danny Hoh; Customer Director, Watsons Malaysia, Foo Hwei Jiek; Head of Trading, Watsons Malaysia and Watsons Celebrity Friends.
    Watsons Celebrity Friends and Watsons management team (from L-R) Syifa Melvin, Miko Wong, Danny Hoh, Arja
    Lee, Caryn Loh, Jenn, Foo Hwei Jiek and Thanuja witnessed the launch of Naturals by Watsons.

    Besides given the opportunity to know the products upclose, Watsons Celebrity Friends none other than (L-R) Thanuja, Arja Lee, Miko Wong and Syifa Melvin shared their personal experience of being Naturals by Watsons' vivid users at the interview session.


    Among the range of hair and body roducts introduced at the discovery forest are Olive, Argan, Marula, Aloe Vera, Prestige RoseBlood Orange and the new Paw Paw from Australia, which is infused with Vitamin A, C and E to soothe and repair dry skin.

    Friday, 28 July 2017

    Feeling Sparkly at the Pika Pika Sparkling Bright Tea Party

    How would you like to be Pika Pika for real? 
    No, I don't mean Pikachu but in beauty sense!
    ぴかぴか or Pika pika in Japanese simply means Sparkle or Shine and today, I am going to share with you how to be one with none other than Watsons Malaysia
    It wasn't too long ago we had an introduction party on Pika Pika, new Japanese brand and it was so much fun! Before I further elaborate on the happenings of that eventful date, allow me to just briefly introduce this brand to you.

    [ ABOUT Pika Pika ]
    Made in Japan, Pika Pika is a deep cleaning range that contains natural fruit extract, AHA and BHA that dissolves dead skin and impurities, preventing breakout that resulted from clogged pores.
    As it is a Japan product, you can safely be assured that Pika Pika range is safe and of good quality. It promises a thorough cleansing experience, with strengthen skin barrier with each wash as well as a more hydrated and brightened complexion.
    The Pika Pika Sparkling Bright Tea Party was held at Foret Blanc (Facebook link here, just in cased you decided to pop in after viewing the much tempted pictures that I will include at the end of this post *wink*).
    We were lucky to experience the deep cleansing products first hand (with a No Mirror Makeup challenge!).
    😱

    There are 3 products in this Pika Pika series:-
     Sparkling Bright Fruity Cleansing Liquid
    Sparkling Bright Peel Off Mask
     Sparkling Bright Hot & Cool Cleansing Gel

    Thursday, 20 July 2017

    Althea Matte Box [Unboxing + REVIEW]

    Althea Matte Box
       Hi everyone! It has been such a long time since I did an unboxing review and for today, I will be sharing on how to get matte with the Althea Matte Box! Most unfortunate this beauty box is currently out of stock (If you have been following @AltheaMalaysia closely, you would have known the price of their beauty boxes are always way lower then the original price) but if you want to try them out individually, do check out Althea's website at my.althea.kr/

    I am going to review them in the usual beauty routine, so let's start with the cleanser!

    Wednesday, 12 July 2017

    Win a Trip for 2 to Seoul on Althea's 2nd Birthday Celebration [SHOPPING]

    YES! It's Althea Korea's 2nd Birthday 🎉
    It felt like only yesterday when we celebrated it's 1st year and look how far they have went. Congratulation on your achievements!! ❤ I am so proud of you guys!

    This is the month you would not want to be on shopping ban as they are having so many attractive giveaways and awesome prizes to be won! 🎊 More details coming up so stay till the end of the post!

    NUMBER #1

    If you are a vivid collector of their beauty boxes (guilty of hoarding here), you will definitely want to get this LIMITED EDITION BIRTHDAY BOX as part of your collection while stock lasts.
    P/S:  They look so deliciously good when stacked together.
    Which leads to Number #2 not-to-be-missed activity.

    NUMBER #2
     You are already in running of this attractive prize when you are among the first 5000 fans to get the Large Birthday Box with each purchase from Althea Korea (Terms and condition applies). So, you need to be fast!

    This is how you do it:
    1. Decorate your birthday box with the included DIY KIT (Be as creative as you can!)
    2. Take a picture of your masterpiece and share it on your instagram!
    3. Hashtag #AltheaKorea #AltheaTurns1
    4. Share your birthday caption to the birthday baby!

    🎁 Grand prize will be a Trip for 👫 TWO to Seoul!
    🎁 4 winners will be picked each week to win RM1000 value of Althea points to shop to their heart's content!

    Thursday, 29 June 2017

    1028 Visual Therapy | Review & Kawaii Makeup Tutorial

    Therapy plays an important role in stress relief and release of endophines aka The Happy Hormone (I mean, that is why we just love shopping, don't we?). Although the meaning behind 1028 Visual Therapy may not carry the same meaning, it still makes any makeup lover happy with it's cute packaging ❤

    Yes, today I am going to share on a beauty brand from Taiwan that has just reached our shores.
    A little introduction on 1028 Visual Therapy. 1028 products are catered to Asian's unique skin type which is why they have 3 different brand image (Pure White, Cool Black and Lovely Pink) to meet different needs - Meaning behind Visual. 1028 simply carry the beginning of inspiration and as skincare cosmetics, 1028 provides Therapy to each individual with treatment skin care essence in their products.

    Before I start on the reviews, my first makeup tutorial is finally live on Youtube!
    I created this cute aka Kawaii makeup and Everyday Look by using 1028 Visual Therapy beauty products, , so do check it out.


    Friday, 23 June 2017

    The Butterfly Project: Unboxing the Birthday Bag

    Yeay! It's time for the UNBOXING!!
    I know you guys will be soooo curious like "where did chu' get that from?!". You can read all about it in my previous post on the The Butterfly Project Malaysia's 4th Birthday party here.
    In today's topic, I will revealing what is in THE BIRTHDAY BAG with some mini reviews! Seriously, I am as excited as you are (eventhough I can't make huge facial expression in this face mask that I am currently having on) and if you have laid your hands on some of the products, let me know your thoughts as well!
    Btw, the upcoming review pictures are taken with borrowed iPhone 6S plus. Now I can relate on why people say they take beautiful pictures oo(>A< ) Need to save up for better quality shots.

    The first one is none other than the Unicorn Eye Makeup Brushes. I have been eyeing this set for ages but have been postponing it due to internal judgement between "I need THAT!!" while another internal voice goes "But you already have 3 sets of makeup brushes!" FML.
     To have these magicalpurplepastelhornsofamagesticunicorn is like OMFTHANKGOD moment
    As you can see, there are a total of 10 eye brushes in this makeup set and each of them is unique in it's own functionality and color. The brushes are absolute light-weight and bristle are super soft. I have not experience any fall out bristle since the day I started using them.

    Wednesday, 14 June 2017

    [SHOPPING] Mamonde Malaysia is Now on 11Street!

    Do you know that Mamonde is the first brand that uses only flowers as its key ingredient, along with other natural ingredients? Using flowers to enhance beauty, how wonderful is that!
    Now, K-beauty lovers can expect to be spoilt for choices as currently, there are 57 Mamonde skincare, makeup and optional care items available for online purchase after it's recent collaboration with 11street, one of Malaysia's largest online marketplaces!


    Besides that, some items that are only available exclusively online will also be accessible. This ncludes Rose Toner, AC Balance Spot Serum, AC Balance Spot Patch and also Colour Tone Up Base.

    Just when things couldn't get more excited, Mamonde Malaysia level up the game by

    Saturday, 10 June 2017

    [EVENT] The Butterfly Project's Turns 4 Party!

    The Butterfly Project is finally 4! *blows trumpet*
    Together as a family, butterflies and moths gathered last May the 20th at the Hello Deer, Uptown Petaling Jaya.

    I started joining The Butterfly Project during it's 2nd year and never had I felt the such close 'family' bonding within the blogger community. I was a duckling back then; foreign to this new society and yet, The Butterfly Project manage to make me feel at home. The founder, Tammy went great distance to keep our minds active, ways to improving our skills constantly and at the same time, encourage us to be beautiful inside out in the name of Bloggers.

    A word from the founder, Tammy.
    "It's been a great fun 4 years curating activities and events for our members to join. Money isn't the goal of our community. It's building bridges, uncovering hidden talents, growing and giving love to the community of beauty & lifestyle bloggers in Malaysia. If you don't know, I've social anxiety issues since I was a child. The thought of meeting new people, talking to them, sends chills to my spine. I started blogging because I wanted to expr...ess myself on the keyboard, sharing my experiences and reviews. What's new, what's great, and what I love. Blogging changed me but when I reached the peak of my blogging life, I wasn't happy with what I saw. I stopped chasing stars & I started thinking, let's make it a better place"

    Thursday, 8 June 2017

    Baking Made Easy: Cream Puffs + Baking Contest by YEO'S Malaysia

    It feels great to be back at home. I just returned from a short family vacation to the Land of Merlion and indeed, experience is a good teacher. Everyone there lead such healthy lifestyle!
    Thankful for the good hospitality by our distant relatives, as well as citizens of Singapore.

    I must have really missed my oven. So the moment we got home, I baked some Profiteroles aka Cream Puffs. It was my third attempt in baking this and TBH, the past 2 was less of a success with the previous old oven (learnt a very important lesson that a good oven does go a long way). 
    Today's was such a beautiful batch, so I decided to included the recipe on How to Bake Cream Puffs. Let me know if it works for you!

    Recipe of Classic Cream Puffs

    1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter cut to pieces
    1 cup of water
    1/2 tsp of salt
    1 cup of multi-purpose flour
    5 large eggs (I used 6 as mine are smaller kampung eggs, total weight of 315g with shell)
    1 tsp of sugar

    Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    [REVIEW] Couple Try Out World's Most Painful Face Mask | Hell-Pore Clean Up Mask

    Today would be all about Blackheads Busting!

    Combination skin type and prominent facial pores is the worse combination EVER!
     I used to have those stainless loops sticks to get rid of those stubborn blackheads when I was younger, not knowing that it will leave permanent scarrings due to inexperience. If I had know better..

    Whoever who invented the nose pore strips should get an award. Cleaning pores in shorter time and less risk of contamination or injury. I found my favourite brand as it get the job done so well but let's  talk about it next time.

    Dubbed as World's Most Painful Facemask, ELIZAVECCA MILKYPIGGY HELL-PORE CLEAN UP MASK got me on my toes, not because I am into S&M *ahem ahem* but

    Tuesday, 11 April 2017

    [REVIEW] Happy Skin 24/7 with Neutrogena for Combination Skin


    Left to Right: Cleansing Oil to Foam, Foaming Cleanser & Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub

    Hands up if you have difficulties in keeping your skin blemish and shine-free especially after a long day at work. As my skin type was combination type, my pores are very much visible and I can't go out without a travel size cleanser and facial oil blotting paper. BB cushions are such darlings but when I did not remove my makeup properly, zits will pop!

    Today, I will share my thoughts on Neutrogena's Deep Clean facial products after a week of using them and decide which handsome prince product will win my heart ❤️

    Monday, 3 April 2017

    [EVENT] Launching of Pomegranate Urban Shield by PURE BEAUTY

    Living in this urban city requires more than just mental strength.
    We are talking about harmful UV rays and pollutants in the air damages our skin. The recent launch of  PURE BEAUTY Pomegranate Urban Shield might just be the answer to our beauty concerns.
    The secret to revitalized soothe skin lies in the core ingredients of this Antioxidant and Anti-pollutant series. Comprising of fermented Pomegranate extract, Urban Shield Complex, Swiss Radicare, Bulgarian Rose Water and certified organic ingredient, the upgraded formula holds optimistic results in strengthening the skin barrier, revitalizes dull skin and promotes a more radiant complexion.

    Tuesday, 31 January 2017

    [REVIEW] My Favourite Eye Product from SEPHORA - CLINIQUE

    Hello everyone, it is still Chinese New Year week so before I begin, let me wish all of you a prosperous and joyous Chinese New Year. Stay healthy and beautiful at the same time. Let's rock off this 2017!

    I have never revealed how obsessed I am (like any other beauty enthusiast) with Sephora! Do tell me if you felt the same. From beauty and perfume to skin care selections, it is a one-stop beauty center and in today's topic, I am going to briefly introduce some eye products available on Sephora.com and review on my favourite pick of CLINIQUE products from this online store.

    Sephora's clean and minimalist concept in listing of product category and brands makes shopping a breeze, regardless gift for a friend and loved ones or simply to reward ourselves Psst.. they have the

    Wednesday, 25 January 2017

    [REVIEW] Shape Up with Jonlivia Hotpants

    The season of fireworks, lion dances and awesome food is finally here! *yeay*
    To grow fat prosperous is inevitable but today I am going to introduce something to tuck in those flabbies.
    Jonlivia hotpants is co-founded by Jon and Olivia. Made in Taiwan, this hotpants' materials consist of 85% genuine Neoprene and 15% Nylon.
    Above: Product care instructions printed inside of the hotpants (Wished I had a clearer camera at times like this)