Thursday, June 21, 2012

Photo credit: Sukin-Australian Natural Skincare

I am not an expert of the environment but I would like to my two cents' worth on this matter. I am now a STRONG proponent and believer in preserving and conserving our seriously fast deteriorating environment. My personal experience having to deal with the negative changes in my skin physiology due to our deteriorating environment prompted me to search for a natural skincare that is suitable for my severely inflamed, itchy and irritated skin. The natural skincare should fit my limited budget and at the same time, has virtually no negative impact to our fragile environment.

My search is considered a success, as I have managed to find one small-time brand of natural skincare from Australia in a personal care store near the place I am staying. Unfortunately, the said personal care store no longer sells this brand of natural skincare, which prompted me to set up a small on line business called Nature's Little Helper.

Nature's Little Helper's main aim is to bring this particular brand of natural skincare from Australia made easily available to all Malaysians due to the very affordable pricing and high quality of its products. I turned myself into a guinea pig, trying the products I managed to buy off the shelf before they were withdrawn by the personal care store near where I live. Frankly speaking, I did not even bother to do a patch test before beginning to use the said products regularly.

I plunged straight away into using the said products and after THREE times using them, my skin started to heal itself. I was encouraged by the results and I realise that going back to the basics where my skincare routine is concerned is the way to maintain a manageable skin health, i.e. to use natural skincare. Believe me, they need not be expensive and would NOT cost a bomb to purchase the complete range because each individual product is priced below RM 100; even its most expensive products (usually in one litre packaging) cost only RM 79 per unit.

I did more research on the Internet by going to the said natural skincare made in Australia by visiting its official web site and I REALLY like what I saw in it. The company that produces the natural skincare REALLY takes good care of the environment when manufacturing their products. They do not use any synthetic ingredients, animal derivatives and chemicals in all their products, and I really appreciate this fact. In short, this company practises GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) as part of its philosophy.

When you wash off the products' residue off your skin it will bio-degrade and won't cause pollution to our drainage system and water sources as the ingredients used are naturally derived. This is actually a small but meaningful step to help save our deteriorating environment. Not to mention the product packagings are made from completely recyclable materials. I will now reveal the name of the natural skincare... it's Sukin-Australian Natural Skincare. If you find my testimony hard to believe you can visit their web site at Sukin-Australian Natural Skincare.

This is just one small step I do to save our environment. The other little actions I do include bringing my own food containers when I take away food, except when I patronise fast food joints and I separate my daily rubbish into recyclable items and items meant for proper rubbish disposal. Not to mention, carrying a bottle of plain water in a reusable bottle whenever I go out for long hours at a stretch. I may be only one in the many billions who is championing environmental issues but I hope with this write-up, I am able to create greater awareness about saving environment, starting with my family and friends; soon to everyone around the world.

Last but not least, I would like to convey my gratefulness and gratitude to Sukin-Australian Natural Skincare for creating such godsend natural skincare products and also made me realise that the world we are living in now is NOT for us to keep and treat it to our whims and fancies; it is for us to take care of it well and properly for our future generations, whom by right should do the same for the benefit of their future generations.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Review: FreshLook Colorblends contact lenses

I was selected as one of the 30 bloggers to review FreshLook Colorblends contact lenses co-organised by Plusizekitten and MrLens. I'm sure you did remember I posted two preliminary blogs about this contest. This post is the REAL McCoy, i.e. the review of FreshLook Colorblends contact lenses, with compliments from MrLens. The colour of the FreshLook Colorblends I had chosen was Brown. I am quite sure many people who know me personally would be wondering why of all colours they had to be brown?  Honestly, I'm playing it safe and not wanting to end up looking like a freak or an alien from the outer space!

The sample pair of FreshLook Colorblends in Brown 

OK, going straight to the point - here are the 'before' and 'after' pictures of me:

Before putting on the FreshLook Blends in Brown colour
After putting on the FreshLook Colorblends in Brown colour

The change of the colour of my eyes is actually quite subtle because I was born with naturally dark brown eyes. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the result of trying out FreshLook Colorblends contact lenses for the very first time in my life, having been wearing contact lenses for 20 years already. These contact lenses actually enhance and complement my look, without changing it in a drastic manner.

The FreshLook Colorblends contact lenses I'm using is a refreshing change from my current brand of contact lenses and I really like the idea of springing a surprise to my friends I meet at the moment. ;) I like to try out new stuff at least once in the lifetime and wearing coloured contact lenses is one of them. I may not be a fashionista but wearing coloured contact lenses like FreshLook Colorblends that complements my physical features very well is DEFINITELY something I would want to try doing.

I will DEFINITELY buy Freshlook Colorblends from MrLens in the near future because of its affordable prices, and I will WANT TO try other colours available in its range. So always be prepared for a little surprise when you meet me in person at any time! ;) The credit goes to MrLens for supplying the said contact lenses, as well as Plusizekitten for short listing me as one of the bloggers for this review contest.

MrLens is the largest online contact lens and contact lens related products distributor in Malaysia, carrying major brands of contact lenses from Europe. I'm very impressed by the  service rendered by MrLens in sending the FreshLook Colorblends contact lenses to me, I received them in LESS THAN three days after I had first placed my order on the web site. I'd only need to pay minimal delivery fees, however, depending on the area you are staying in Klang Valley, Malaysia, you may be able to get the contact lenses delivered directly to you at NO COST at all when you purchase more than RM50 worth of products.

MrLens also runs a Friend Recommendation programme where you must be a registered customer to recommend a friend to the web site and he/she must make the first purchase by paying the full amount of item(s) bought for you to be eligible for rewards and discounts offered by this Friend Recommendation programme. Not to mention, MrLens also has a Facebook page where you can follow promotions that are currently available. You can share the said Facebook page with 10 of your friends to earn discount coupons so that you can purchase products from MrLens at reduced prices.

Are you worrying about the fact that MrLens might not be carrying the brand of contact lenses you are currently wearing? No worries at all mate, the said web site carries all contact lens brands imaginable - Acuvue Tru Eyes, Acuvue Moist,  Acuvue Oasys, Acuvue Oasys Astigmatism, Acuvue Define, Soflens 38, Soflens 59, Soflens Toric, Purevision 2, Purevision HD, Biomedics 38, Biomedics 55, Proclear, Definition, Focus Dailies Aqua Comfort, Focus Night & Day, Air Optix, Air Optix for Astigmatism,  Freshlook One Day, Proclear 1 day, Sauflon Clariti 1 day, Soflens daily disposable, Acuvue 2, Acuvue Advance, Adore Dare, Adore Imagene, Adore Pure Eyes, Air Optix Multifocal, Biomedics 55 Evolution, Biomedics Toric, Blincon BB, Blincon Big Eyes, Blincon Classic, Blincon Elegance, Blincon Jazzy, Blincon Sweetie, Chameloen, Colorvue, Freshkon Alluring Eyes, Freshkon Color Fusion, Freshkon Dezigner, Freshkon Mosaic, Freshlook Colorblends, Maxim Color Blue, Maxim Colors Orange, Maxim Color Pink, Maxim Color Toric, Sauflon 55UV, Sauflon Bioclear, Saulfon Bioclear Toric, Sauflon Clear Comfort Aspheric, Soflens Multifoca and the list still goes on... to suit virtually all the needs of its customers, and at affordable prices too!

So what are you waiting for dear family and friends who are contact lenses - please do go and check out MrLens' official web site and its Facebook page now! I'm glad I did when given the very opportunity to do so. :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

FreshLook Colorblends

I have received the contact lenses I have redeemed from MrLens last week. The credit also goes to Plusizekitten for selecting me as one of the bloggers for the contest. Boy, I'm REALLY IMPRESSED of the service rendered by MrLens in delivering the required contact lenses for the 'Pretty Sexy Beautiful Eyes Blogger’s Contest'.

I'm still not divulging the actual colour I'll be wearing for this FreshLook Colorblends contact lenses. I still want to keep the suspense hanging in the air until the first week of May when I'm required to post a review on  those contact lenses. Until then, you'll have to keep guessing as to the colour of the contact lenses I have chosen for this contest. 

Till the first week of May, keep guessing... the secret will soon be revealed! ;)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Pretty Sexy Beautiful Eyes Blogger’s Contest

The 'Pretty Sexy Beautiful Eyes Blogger's Contest' is jointly organised by Plusizekitten and MrLens. I am one of the 30 lucky bloggers to be selected to join this contest. This contest is about reviewing FreshLook Colorblends contact lenses, redeemed at MrLens, a large Malaysian on line contact lenses retailer. MrLens also has a Facebook page, so dear family and friends, if you are regularly shopping for contact lenses on line, do check out both the official web site of MrLens and also its Facebook page. 

I'm really honoured and very, very excited to have been selected for this contest! I have been a contact lens user for virtually my whole life but this time around, I get to try out coloured contact lenses for the very first time in my life and I'm über excited and am absolutely looking forward to try out FreshLook Colorblends contact lenses I'm supplied with! Plus, I get to win an über cool digital camera sponsored by Nikon if my blog review is chosen to be the winner! Wow, it's really unbelievable, don't you agree with me? ;)

So, dear family and friends, I'm gonna keep you in suspense for now as to what will the colour be for the FreshLook Colorblends contact lenses I'll be wearing; but I WANT all of you to check out this space when I post up the review blog about those contact lenses. If you are on Facebook, do check your Home page or my Profile page for updates.  If for some reason you do not have a Facebook account, not to worry, just go straight to my blog to check out for any updates I'll be posting there - When you are different..

Cheers for now! :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sneak Peek: Simfoni Sepi - Himpunan Sajak Siber yassinsalleh

Title: Simfoni Sepi - Himpunan Sajak Siber yassinsalleh
Author: Mat Yassin bin Salleh
Year: 2012

Simfoni Sepi - Himpunan Sajak Siber yassinsalleh is a compliation of poems penned by Mat Yassin bin Salleh, poet, writer and playwright in the Malaysian creative arts industry. This book has been released for sale on February 2, 2012, and is only available in the Malay Language.

Honestly, I have never known Mat Yassin. I only got to know his youngest daughter, Yasleh Hani Wati  when I was pursuing my Master degree at a public university in Malaysia from 2003 to 2006. Only then I came to know that Uncle Mat Yassin is a talented poet, writer and playwright but his name is not the name that is very well known like those of Usman Awang, A Samad Said and Malaysian national laureate Datuk Abdullah Hussain.

My personal opinion of Uncle Mat Yassin is that he is very capable and talented of producing quality literary works worthy of mention and recognition, although I have yet to read any of them. Simfoni Sepi - Himpunan Sajak Siber yassinsalleh in my humble opinion, will be an enduring Malay literature for many years to come... because it was written in an extremely passionate manner, championing the cause to promote local literary publications, especially in the Malay Language.

I recommend this book to anyone who is especially interested and/or appreciative of the beauty of poems in the Malay Language.

And I think the introduction in the book written by Johan Jaafar, a columnist with The New Straits Times newspaper speaks eloquently well about who the real Uncle Mat Yassin is, where not many people knew about and his very deep passion and dedication towards his contribution to the Malaysian creative arts industry, especially where Malay literary works are concerned.

The poet, Mat Yassin bin Salleh (right) with the book designer