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Monday, April 13, 2015

Breatheble Contact Lenses: Air Optix Colors


One of the questions that I'm most frequently asked aside from, "When are you getting a baby?" is "Where did you get your contact lenses from?"


Just some of the queries I managed to find on my Instagram. Some of which I answered and some I forgot to! So sorry if you haven't heard from me on that! :/

I've been wearing contact lenses from I was 13, coloured and non-colored alike. Tried many different brands before to see which ones are good, and for the past 7-8 years or so, I've been sticking to the ones which I feel are the best- the nicest looking (coloured lenses, that is) and most comfortable to be worn for long hours.


I hardly wear specs outside of home, so you can imagine how frequently I wear my contact lenses, sometimes for 18 hours straight. Over the decade, I've had some really horrifying past experiences with other brands of contact lenses whereby one of it would just decide to pop out from my eye after gently rubbing them, and where my eyes would feel okay but when I looked into the mirror I get the shock of my life- it's all red!, and not forgetting the scary times when they would hurt and poke my eyes so bad that I had to remove it halfway driving on the road! O.O


After searching for the one that suited my eyes the most, I settled with FreshLook Colorblends in Gray. I have been wearing that same old model of colored lenses in Grey for years now! You can check back my blog posts from years ago! Talk about staying loyal!

For days that I need to wear non-colored lenses instead such as going for TV commercial castings and shoots, I would wear Air Optix contact lenses. They were first recommended to me by an optometrist, and since I tried them, I stuck with it since. I found Air Optix lenses to be real comfy as they are slightly larger than what other brands offer, and promotes higher breathability through the lenses so it's much more comfortable to be worn, especially for long hours!

Have always wondered how nice it'd be if I could have the best of both worlds- to have my pretty FreshLook Colorblends in Gray in Air Optix lenses all together!

I guess God granted my wish.


Recently found a new model of contact lenses from Alcon- AIR OPTIX COLORS, which is a merge of both my favourites- FreshLook Colorblends AND Air Optix!

Can you imagine my absolutely delight?? 
I was over the moon and couldn't wait to try them on! 


'Breathable Contact Lenses'

Couldn't agree more, really! For those of you who have been struggling to find a good pair of contact lenses, it's about time you have your lives (and eyes) changed. I'm so enthusiastic about this because I personally experienced the difference myself.


The AIR OPTIX COLORS contact lenses are made with the new SiHy (silicone hydrogel) technology that offers 6x more oxygen through the contact lens as compared to conventional color contact lenses on the market. 

They're also made with a unique surface technology that provides consistent comfort throughout the wearing period. The lenses themselves are ultra-smooth due to its permanent plasma surface technology, giving consistent comfort for month-long wearing from Day 1 all the way to Day 30.

They have 9 natural-looking colors available, and yours truly is happily sticking to her all-time favourite color- Gray!


We, at Malaysia are lucky cos we're the first market in Asia to introduce AIR OPTIX COLORS!


Good news!

AIR OPTIX COLORS is organising a contest for all customers! Stand a chance to win gorgeous luxury bags simply by taking part in the Breathtaking Bags Contest!


How to Join:

Step 1: Buy any AIR OPTIX COLORS.  Every 1 box purchased entitles you to 1 entry form.

Step 2: Correctly answer the question about AIR OPTIX COLORS as stated on the entry form.

Step 3: Complete and send your entry form at participating stores, or via postage mail to:

AIR OPTIX COLORS Breathtaking Contest!,
c/o Alcon Laboratories (M) Sdn Bhd,
9th Floor, Wisma PNS, Kompleks Kelana Centre Point,
Jalan SS7/19, 47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.

Contest closing date: 30th April 2015



Online contest forms are available for download too! Click on this LINK to download the soft copy.

Don't miss this chance to win these awesome prizes! You can purchase AIR OPTIX COLORS contact lenses at most optical stores near you.

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Before I go, gotta share with you this super cool feature at AIR OPTIX website where you can virtually try on different colors of contact lenses yourself! Another question I often get is, "How did you finally settle on wearing the color Gray? What if you bought the coloured lenses and found that it doesn't suit you?"

My usual answer would be, "Trial and error! If I don't like this particular color on my eyes, I just won't buy it again."


However, now that we have this special feature of virtually trying on the lenses, you can make a safer and more accurate choice! Click HERE for to "try" on the lenses! ;)

As the world leader in eye care and the second largest division of the Novartis Group, Alcon Vision Care is committed to advancing innovation and addressing unmet patient needs for patients around the world. For more info or queries, you may contact Alcon at +603 7880 0650.

That's all from me for now! 
Hope you'll love your new AIR OPTIX COLORS as much as I do! :)



love, Careen.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Food Review: TGI Fridays Meal For 2 Promo


Been meaning to try out the Meal For 2 promo by TGI Fridays ever since they launched it, and finally got to do so last week!

Gathered a few girl friends for an excuse to hang out together and have some girlie time over good food. It was a great time spent at TGI Fridays, The Curve :)


This was the promo that we were all excited for, because it's really such a great deal. RM45.90++ for 1x starters and 2x mains! Normally one main also can come up to RM45.90++ already!

These days with so much inflation, price hikes and the dreaded GST, prices of so many things including F&B have quickly escalated. I'm feeling the pinch already ever since it kick-started, so being able to find such a great deal is a steal! Good food at affordable prices are rare these days. I want!

So here are the stuff we ordered from our Meal For 2 menu! A few of us were there so two person shared one Meal For 2 promo! :)


Ordered my Freshly Squeezed Lemonade at RM9.90.
All bottomless drinks are at an additional RM9.90 charge, by the way!

And here are our starters!


Bruschetta
I LOVED the marinated tomatoes and balsamic glaze. I have a special thing for these two!


Nacho Chilli Roll
Bite-sized tortilla rolls filled with (wait for it...) cream cheese (!), spicy chilli beef (!), topped with melted Colby cheese (!!) and fresh corn pico de gallo. One of my personal favourites too. All the fav ingredients!


Chicken Fajitas Nachos
Crispy tortilla chips piled high with marinated charbroiled chicken breast, grilled onions and green peppers, topped with Monterey Jack cheese and sliced Jalapeño. Served with pico de gallo, guacamole (loveeee), and sour cream.


Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes
A flavourful combination of mashed potatoes, a Colby-PArmesan cheese mix, chopped beef bacon and caramelised onions rolled into a crispy cake. Served with horseradish. This dish is flavourful indeed! A great starter in my books.


My company amongst other ladies that fine evening :)



My main:

Hibachi Chicken Skewers
Grilled all-natural chicken breast marinated in garlic-soy sauce with a miso glaze. Served with fresh beans, broccoli blend and grilled pita.

Picked this dish because:

1) I love skewers
2) I'm on a low-carb/low-fat diet
3) The greens are just so fresh and amazing!!

Didn't regret choosing this dish. At all.


Tzia's main:

Fish & Chips
Crispy, golden fish fillets served with fries and tartar sauce.

Stole a piece of hers while she stole one of my skewers! So aromatic! Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. Classic fish & chips never fail!


Posing with each other's dishes :P

Couldn't resist all these photo-taking cos the food presentations looked awesome. After these, we straight away dug in!


Fridays™ Sundae
Vanilla ice cream topped with hot fudge, caramel sauce, nuts and whipped cream.

Ended the dinner with a dessert with only an additional RM10 charge!


Sinful but oh-so-good! 

Once in a while #cheatday la ;)

Because of so many dishes and huge portions, all of us ended up sitting at TGI Fridays eating, chatting and snacking for two hours plus! What a fun girls day out. Thank you, TGI Fridays for the great food and service!

Indeed, two is better than one! Check out the Meal For 2 promo while it lasts! Super affordable for such good food, and perfect portion for sharing! Don't miss it!

For more info, visit TGI Fridays Malaysia's official website:



love, Careen.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sunsilk Selfie-Ready Hair






Hello there!

About a week ago, yours truly along with 8 other female bloggers were invited to experience the benefits of Argan Oil, which is the key ingredient used in all of Sunsilk's Smooth & Manageable collection!

It was held at the gorgeous Hammam Spa at Publika, where we were pampered from head-to-toe (literally!). It was really a much-needed relaxation amidst a busy week.


Say hello! Fellow blogger friends Daphne, Jessica and Tzia.

All 9 of us were divided into groups to be on rotation basis, so that all of us could experience different treatments all at the same time. 

Station #1: Foot Treatment



I have a love-hate relationship with foot massages. I desperately yearn for one when my feet are sore from all the standing and walking, but when it comes to the act itself, I become terrified of the ticklish sensation and would retract back my foot every time, which usually annoys the masseuse. :')

However, this time was different! My masseuse was evidently a very experienced one because she didn't make me twitch one bit! From feet-washing, scrubbing to massaging with Argan Oil, I was happily chatting with my neighbour, Jessica the whole time and didn't even feel any ticklish feelings. 


Thoroughly enjoyed the foot rub with Argan Oil, especially the leg mask where our legs were massaged and covered with oil for extra moisture lock-in. It felt so much smoother after the treatment!


Station #2: Hair Wash



It felt as if I entered into a magical Princess Jasmine's hair wash room when I saw this. It was decorated with beautiful drapes and pink undertones, the whole room was so pink including myself!


Look ma! I look so pinkish and healthy hahah!


My hair was washed using Sunsilk's Smooth & Manageable Shampoo and Conditioner. Oh, and the head massage given was so niceeeeeee. It really helped my shampoo and conditioner set into my hair, making it soft, smooth and manageable.


My view from the hair-wash. 


Everything was so beautifully in-theme! Loved it!


Station #3: Dressing Room



After our hair wash, we we ushered into the Dressing Room where we got our hair dried and styled, finishing up the look with Sunsilk's Smooth & Manageable Leave-On Conditioner.



Tadda!

After my hair wash using the Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo and Conditioner, and later on topping it off with a Leave-On Conditioner too, my hair felt super smooth after everything! Not to mention it smelt super nice!


Station #4: Hand Massage



A good 15-minute hand massage under the beautiful Moroccan chandelier.


The hand massage was so good and on-point, hitting every nerve that needed that extra relief, using Moroccan Argan Oil!



Hand massage, checked!

Stole a photo or two before moving on to the next station. Couldn't resist a photo at this beautiful set-up. Felt like I was a Moroccan royal highness. #dreams

Always dreamed of having a bed like this, with high bed frames and drapes all over. The only time I experienced sleeping on a bed like this was during our honeymoon in Bali. It somehow gives a more cozy feeling and helps one sleep better. #unproventheorybycareen


Station #5: Product Education 


After experiencing the goodness of Moroccan Argan Oil in all of my treatments thus far, I was curious to know more about this particular oil along with its benefits.


We had a short and sweet session with the Sunsilk R&D team where they shared about the origins of Moroccan Argan Oil and how it is widely used for its benefits.




Fun fact: The Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable range uses only certified 100% organic Argan Oil from Morocco, which creates an ultra light protective coating that keeps hair nourished!

Instead of a typical mono oil format, the Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable range is created with a unique blend of 5 natural oils: coconut, almond, jojoba, olive and argan oil.

With so much goodness in one range, no wonder my hair felt extra smooth and silky after the hair wash! Not only my hair, my entire body felt extra smooth and silky too- from my legs to my hands. All thanks to the Argan Oil used in the treatments! :)


They also showed us the different between the hair of Sunsilk users and non-Sunsilk users. That was a demonstration of a strong wind blowing against the hair hehe so cute!


Non-Sunsilk hair vs. Sunsilk hair

The non-Sunsilk hair is more frizzy and messy as compared with the Sunsilk hair, which is still pretty much in place and unfazed by strong winds.


Even after combing, the non-Sunsilk hair is still frizzy, while the Sunsilk hair is back to normal, just as how it was before the wind blew!


Couldn't resist a wefie at the end of the sharing session. 
The lighting in there was simply flawless!


Selfie-ready hair!


Session #6: Head & Shoulder Massage



Yeap, you guessed it right! The head and shoulder massage was done using the amazing Argan Oil as well! It was sooooooo good OMG! Perfect way to end the treatment sessions with Sunsilk!


Tzia and I all dolled-up and ready for our next event! 
Thank you, Sunsilk Team!

Just when I thought that the Head and Shoulder massage was a great way to end the day, we were ushered to an exclusive dinner prepared by the Sunsilk Team at Hammam's Tea Room!



Black, white, gold with accents of pink!


Such a gorgeous setting!


By the way! Sunsilk is making the biggest selfie movie ever there is in Malaysia, and you can star in it too!



Simply head over to Sunsilk Malaysia's Selfie Movie microsite on the link above, submit your selfies and you could stand a chance to star in the movie + win yourself a Casio EX-TR50 Selfie Camera worth RM3,000 too!

Contest period: March 3 - May 3, 2015. 

Hurry and take part before it's too late! You wouldn't want to miss this chance to star in the biggest selfie movie in Malaysia! ;)


Selfie with a bunch of hair-savers!

That's all from me!

Hope you enjoyed reading,
 and all the best to all of you who're submitting your contest entries! :)





love, Careen.
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