Friday, April 15, 2016

Eyes Matter

After so many years of wearing contact lenses, I've finally gotten the biggest contact lens campaign I ever engaged - Bausch + Lomb Lacelle Jewel series. Maybe you've already seen it on YouTube or Facebook, the girl with the nerdy look and her unfortunate encounter where her car broke down... That's me.



Not sure if you can recognise me but I definitely look like this when I was in high school (sometimes I wear glasses). I started wearing the normal uncoloured contact lenses since I was 11 or 12 and I was introduced to color contact lenses when I was 15 so I consider myself a contact lens expert by now lol 

Anyway, speaking about the video I starred in Bausch + Lomb Lacelle Jewel recent campaign, I actually had to learn how to drive an old mini on that day itself! It was manually operated and I've never driven a manual car since the day I took my driving license but I'm glad that I did it without killing anyone haha. It was a pretty challenging shoot and I had the chance to thank everyone on the spot for their patience and faith in me. Especially Maggie, my make up artist, who was there looking after me like a nanny. So please stay tuned to the video where I transformed from plain Jane to beautiful Jane with these Bausch + Lomb Lacelle Jewel lenses. I loved how the video turned out and the whole experience was pretty fun and enjoyable for me so you gotta check it out!

The last time I did a Bausch + Lomb Lacelle campaign was two years ago. It was a review for them when they first launched in Malaysia. This time, I got to try some of their colors which I quite liked. These new lenses are a new line extension to the current Lacelle and Lacelle colours.
The series is designed to darken and enlarge the iris in a very natural way. This is due to its unique and colourful jewel patterns which gives more depth and brilliance. Oh, and the integration of colour in the lens material which is embedded by technology will enable more comfort and is also better for your eyes.

Here are some of the colors I tried!

Topaz Brown - A natural sparkle that makes the eyes pop instinctively. A highly approachable presentation.



Crystal Gray - Gives a mysterious vibe whilst providing an illuminating look. A balance between dramatic and lively.



Amethyst Violet - Provides a significant glimmer in the eyes with this shade that states playful and feisty. 



Sapphire Blue - For those who prefer a bolder look who is not afraid to be seen with a crystal sparkle that provides an idealistic personality. Exhibits confidence and tranquillity.



Peridot Green - Blends very well with any skin tone and gives a pleasant glitter in the eye. Aura that reveals rejuvenation.

Visit their website www.lacelle.com.my or their Facebook page www.facebook.com/lacellemy for more details!

Oh and check out the video here and let me know what you think!


Monday, March 28, 2016

Tokyo again?

It's my first time going to Matta Fair @ PTWC last week and it was massive! I've never been to any travel fair as huge as this and I finally know why people are crazy about it. There's so many booths promoting different packages according to different countries, or some even with  few countries in one tour!




I'm so glad that I'm was invited to promote the Tokyo tourism booth as I'm a huge fan of Tokyo! I've been there a few times mainly in Tokyo and I had so many things to share about.

 On that day itself, I shared about the safety in Tokyo as my first trip to Tokyo was with daphne, Ashley and Natalie. All girls trip and we had so much fun without feeling unsafe walking at night in Tokyo.


( famous Shibuya crossing!)


( ramen!!!! )

Other than that, the transportation in Tokyo is so convenient that you can go anywhere in Tokyo easily with their train services! Their train line is pretty easy to understand eventho their in Japanese but they differentiate them into colours so you can easily remember them. I've traveled solo in Tokyo once and its pretty cool!

I've shared a few must go places in Tokyo previously, you can read them here :
http://www.chuckei.com/2015/09/tokyo-solo-best-ramen.html?m=1


Even thou I been to Tokyo for so many times, Tokyo never disappoint me. There's too many things to explore and so many hidden places to discover in Tokyo! I hope to go there at least once every year, maybe one for #daphchuck ?

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Styling with Muji Linen

I'm a fan of the Japanese fashion & lifestyle and I can say that Muji is one of the biggest brand to represent the Japanese lifestyle from home decor to food and also fashion. I can still remember I spend almost 2 hours when I first step into a Muji store in Tokyo before they came into Malaysia. I'm so glad they have stores here now and today, I'm actually gonna share about their linen wear!

Linen itself has over 10 types in Japan. The typical types are linen, ramie, hemp, jute and many more. Linen is said to be one with the softest texture to skin hence it brings out the elegance to the appearance. The longer you wear it, the softer it gets.


Muji Linen wear targets the Japanese summer, good news for us as we live in an all year summer country. If you’re looking for shirts, do keep Muji Linen wear in mind as it’s a natural cooler to beat the heat. Tip for more softness : Pre-wash a few times!

Here's some of the styling I did for Muji Linen wear :
















Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Crescent White

The first thing people tell me when they saw me after I came back from my Bali + Bangkok trip is " Jane you look so dark and your skin so dull " I was under the sun almost all the time when I was in Bali, especially the day when we were in the villa playing with the flamingo float, taking pictures under direct sun. Though I did as much sun protection, using the highest spf sun block, I am officially two shades darker. The worst thing about it, I look extra dull.

I'm so glad that Estée Lauder send me their Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening series to do a review, just right in time when I need it. Including Estée Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Milky Emulsion, Rich Moisture Creme, Intensive Hydrating Essence Mask, BB Balm Compact SPF 30/PA++ and the star - Night Finishing Treatment!


The Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Collection protects against day time damage and repair and corrects at night. Basically their natural derived botanicals work your skin's own daily cycle to help repair and prevent the look of dark spots for fairer, brighter and more translucent skin.


The texture of the milky emulsion is unlike other milky emulsion outside the market. It absorbs really fast and also doesn't leave a sticky feeling after applying. 


As for the ultra rich creme, it's consider pretty light weight and I love it cuz it's very hydrating for a brightening product. 

Not only that, their BB Balm is also super light weight where it's left on your skin looking completely natural. Best things about it, it works as a skin care that helps defend against dullness, new dark spots and uneven skin tone with powerful antioxidants and SPF30/PA++ protection.


( BB balm + a lil blusher and u're good to go! )

The last product I wanted to share is The Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Night Finishing Treatment!


When I first got it I thought it is a white colour BB Balm but it's comes with a brush. It actually is a treatment you can use it in the evening that instantly soothe and leave skin with an immediate, more porcelain finish. As mentioned earlier, it can be used both in the day and in the night. While in the night you will be getting the positive effect of reduced irritant that could peak in the night (which will lead to unwanted pigmentation) from the product’s anti-irritant properties; you may also use this product in the day to achieve an immediate porcelain like effect. This product also works well with different skin shades including those with darker skin.


The brush is super smooth, adds a little spa experience while using it.

As for the brightening mask, I love the hydration my skin was getting while using it! I always thought that brightening/whitening mask doesn't give as much hydration but this one changed my mind! 


Routine from AM to PM!


Cant wait for a brighter porcelain perfect skin every day! #CrescentWhite #EsteeLauderMalaysia

to learn more or visit Estee Lauder counters to get samples and try it out yourself!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Tokyo Disneysea 2016

Did I mention that we also make it to Tokyo Disneysea in the last post about Tokyo Disneyland? Not sure if you follow my blog long enough, it's actually the third time we've been to Tokyo Disneysea and we were still excited about it!

If you're wondering if Tokyo Disneysea is a water theme park, nope. I know I had that thought for when I heard about it for the first time. I thought we have to wear swimwear to the theme park but apparently it's more like a marine version of Disneyland and the one in Tokyo is the only Disneysea in the world.

Compare to Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disneysea is more suitable for the adults as some of the rides in the theme park is slightly more extreme. Our favourite ride of all, THE TOWER OF TERROR. This time we had it more terror as they are running some campaign where they make the ride extra scarier ( few drops in a round! ) and it's only available until March.

Speaking about campaigns, they are also having a special Duffy edition train at the Tokyo Disney line. FYI, Duffy is a character from Tokyo Disneysea that it's symbolise a gift from Mickey to Minnie. Which explains why Tokyo Disneysea is a hit dating place among the Japanese. You can see almost everyone owns a Duffy bear and you can see the Duffy store is crazy full with people. If you're a fan of Duffy, the Duffy train will only available until March!

Anyway, there's something different this time round in Tokyo Disneysea. We did not know that there's an area that looks like we're in Venice! Its super beautiful and I guess you can actually stay there for sometime taking pictures. We also made it to the river/sea ride on a boat like those in Venice you can imagine, around the theme park. They actually taught us a few Spanish loll.

Time for some pictures :


 Duffy Train!

 
 Tower of Terror!

 Japanese lunch we had.




Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Best app to sell your pre-loved items!

IVE NOTHING TO WEAR.

I bet every girl has the same problem like I had but when you look into our closets, theres tons of clothes that we can wear for the next few decades. I dont remember when was the last time I cleaned my closet. I dont even remember digging into my closet to reach for the old clothes I had, probably last spring where I donated all the old clothes to the orphanage. *angel crown* 

Okay, to be honest, it requires a lot of effort to sell off my pre-loved items. From selecting, packing stuff and loading my stuff and do bazaar hopping is too much of a hassle and I am horrible in bookeeping what I sold and how much I earned. Which explains why I dont really appear at fashion bazaars. I salute to those bloggers who have the effort to do that and do it seamlessly! Like seriously. 

GOOD NEWS IS, technology now does wonders. Any concerns you have, theyll come out with something for lazy people like me. Like ImSold! (previously known as Shopping Kaki). I bet you heard of it cuz we had a bazaar run by ImSold! at Project Space last month and the outcome was great! I sold most of my stuff!




So what was the reason for me to move my lazy butt and get around digging old clothes for this bazaar? When Daph suggested to me that all proceedings will go to PAWS (she has been talking about it all the time after she got back from her volunteering session), I thought it was a great idea.
Whats even better was that ImSold!, too, was supportive about it! So I jumped into it and agreed to sell off my pre-loved items (which, was in a bulk. Lol). 


For those who havent heard of PAWS they are a non-profit animal shelter where they take in unwanted dogs and cats. They operate on a smaller scale (they only have 3 staffs working in the office) in comparison to other well-known animal shelter, and hence they really needed the support from the public at all time.

To be frank, I was slightly worried that no one would come because SS15 is really the mother of all jam. But I was glad that we achieve a pretty decent crowd! We have done a few bazaars before in Project Space, so we sort of have an idea of how the layout would be, and on top of that, the representative from ImSold! was really helpful as they were literally setting up everything for us that made it so much easier for us in settling down quickly.

Most of my items were sold and I am happy that those who bought my clothes liked them. I guess that is also because I am normal-sized so my buyers could fit what they bought. I could tell that some of them really wanted to buy Daph, but some of her clothes are too small in size. Haha. Poor them.


My booth! You can see the amount of pre-loved item I have. And yes I am guilty of over-buying lol. Quite a number of them were impulse buy tbh, and they have been sitting in the wardrobe for quite sometimes now. 


While I was manning the booth that day, I downloaded the app to find out more on what the app got to offer. The interface looks like this when you get in the app:


I like how they are divided into categories at the first page instead of showing me random items that they think interest me. It is very organized and I like it that way. 


You can then browse and see what items that you like. While there is a price written at the corner of the box, you can have a try on your luck because you can directly talk to the seller through their in-built chat function!


From here, you can discuss with the seller on payment and delivery methods. Since youre talking directly to the seller, there are always room for negotiations, which make it different from a lot of other shopping app.

If youre interested selling you pre-loved items, it is relatively easy too first step, you would need to create a profile.

After that, everything is really easy. Pick the item that you want to sell; snap a picture, fill in the requirement and your product is up in the market. Easy right?

Heres an example! I am selling our Project Space Speis Tote:




Very easy for me to manange and I believe it would be a great help to those who need a platform to sell off their pre-loved item. It really helps especially you dont have a big quantity to sell and is only planning to clear off your wardrobe for new clothes to come in. You dont even need to rent a booth at bazaar, and everything can be done at your own convenience. I find it really helpful especially to those smaller businesses or even individual who dont have their budget to start up a proper website because you literally only need to create an account and get started. All conversations are also consolidated into one place instead of separated into a few platforms.

All in all, I think if you have plans to sell your old pre-loved item, you may want to explore this app. It will be worthwhile!

Lastly, thank you once again to the ImSold! team for organizing the bazaar as I have enjoyed myself throughout the event, and also thank you for supporting Daphs decision in donating all the proceedings to PAWS!

For more info, you can go to their website at: https://www.imsold.com/

Or download ImSold! app on App Store or Android Market!