December 26, 2015

Oral-B 3D White Whitestrips

After all these years of sinking our teeth into different types of food daily, our teeth are bound to be yellowish and discolourised. I have been quite unhappy about my yellow teeth for quite some time. I love to smile and my laugh is my signature trait so I have been feeling quite conscious about my discolourised teeth. Even after using many whitening toothpaste, I couldn't get my teeth to be any whiter >.<

After hunting high and low for teeth whitening solution, I finally found one!!

Oral-B 3D White Whitestrips claims to remove up to 10 years of stains for up to 12 months of naturally radiant white smile! Yeaps, fits my description and what I have been looking for!

Couldn't be any happier when I got my hands on this and immediately started using it.

There are 2 white strips for your upper teeth and lower set of teeth.
Just stick it on like a sticker (with folding to the back) and wait for 60 minutes. Use once a day for 14 days for best results.
There are 14 packets for a pair of strip so just use one packet per day.

All Oral-B whitestrips uses the same enamel-safe whitening ingredient as used by dentists.
The strips are thin, flexible and coated with a tooth whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide. The strips conform to the shape of your teeth and keep the whitening gel on your teeth long enough to get to stain build-up below the tooth's surface to visibly whiten your teeth.

Here are the results!
Beware: Lots of crooked teeth pictures(I need braces) but all are unedited so real results are shown 

See, I was not kidding when I said my teeth were yellow -_-

Stubborn yellowish stains which never seem to disappear

After 8 days of continuous usage, results are starting to show: 

YAY! Whiter teeth =))

Yellowish stains are starting to disappear

I'm starting to be more confident on this whitestrips and continued for another 6 days.

Final results:

Beautiful whiter smile =")

To be honest, I was actually quite surprised of the results because I didn't think my teeth can be any whiter as I have been disappointed with many teeth whitening toothpaste.
But I was soo soo happy about the results! Now I can smile more confidently without worrying about my yellow teeth!

Results were really clear. I saw a vast improvement in my teeth colour in just 8 strips. It removed most of the yellowish stubborn stains to reveal a whiter teeth. I'm unsure whether this will last for 12 months but I'm hoping it does.

The only downside is that after 60 minutes, the gel turns very sticky and when peeling off from teeth, some gel are stuck to the teeth so you will need to wash the mouth and manually remove the leftover gel from the teeth. But that's not much of a hassle- a small sacrifice for a whiter teeth hehe

Middle- After 8 days
Right-AFTER 14 days

I'm so happy! Just in time for Christmas, now I can smile widely in pictures and reveal whiter teeth =))

Oral-B 3D White Whitestrips are only sold in dental clinics. Ask your dentist about taking home one box today!

Check out the participating dental clinics HERE

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas all! 

Finally some time with the family after much travelling here and there. 

Been eating wayy too much but I guess that's the Malaysian way of celebrating the festive season hehe!

Here's wishing all of you a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones and a long holiday =))

Thank you for all the support given to me this year and I cannot be more grateful for all the opportunities given to me <3

December 17, 2015

Muffinbeauty x Bio-Oil

Remember my bad fall which left my knee bleeding? -_- I was just walking past my office to my car when suddenly I fell on the tar road. It had a pot hole which I was not aware of and I fell right into the hole >.< To date, that was my worst wound in my 24 years of my life! Serious! I have never fallen so bad that when I stood or walked down the stairs for the entire week, it hurts ='(

Also, because of my Purpura Simplex condition, I knew right away I will have a huge scar on my knee. And sure enough, I did.

Sorry for the gross pictures LOL

From what I thought was just small scratches and then I realised the cut was actually quite deep.

Which formed a huge scab.

Medicine was applied for anti bacterial purposes.

When it started to dry up, I saw that my skin was very dry around the scar area. It started getting itchy but we all know that we can't scratch the affected area otherwise it'll be worst! So, I was in a dilemma.

Bio-Oil couldn't come at a more perfect timing courtesy of MuffinBeauty<3

It can be used on:
-stretch marks
-uneven skin tone
-ageing skin
-dehydrated skin 

Bio-Oil is a specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also effective for ageing and dehydrated skin. Bio-Oil has won 126 skincare awards and has become the No.1 selling scar and stretch mark product in 14 countries since its global launch in 2002.

I applied Bio Oil twice daily on the targeted area.

Massage gently with the fingertip in a circular motion until fully absorbed.

My scar was moisturised and my skin was hydrated. No more flaky skin around the scar area so that means no more itching *yay*
The scar even dropped easily after applying for a few days continuously day and night.
Besides, the texture is not very oily and will seep into skin easily so it won't leave a mark on the bed when you apply before sleep.

I still continue applying Bio Oil to minimise the appearance of the scar. There is no smell whatsoever as it's natural and it is very long lasting. When I apply in the morning, it lasted even til evening when I touch my scar and it's still moist. 

Its unique formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil, is also highly effective for other skin conditions including ageing and dehydrated skin. It is formulated for use on both the face and body. 

Now, my scar is less visible. It's starting to get back to its original skintone and I can't be more thankful to Bio-Oil ='))

I will continue using it for 3 months for optimum results. It may seem quite long but without this, I think I will forever have this mark on my knee. I hope by the end of 3 months, the mark will be nearly invisible *crosses fingers*

By the way, I posted my scar story in Bio Oil's page and one fine day I received a call to say I won a hamper worth RM100 for being the winning entry for that particular week. Wow! So random haha and never expected to win anything also LOL But thank you so much Bio Oil for curing my scars!

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December 15, 2015

Ipoh trip

Another food trip again! Wow, I think this is the year I travelled the most and the year I gained most weight haha >.<

This time we went to Ipoh. Ipoh is famous for its chicken rice but there are so many other food to explore. We had curry mee, seafood, etc and all the restaurants we went were famous restaurant and we needed to line up! Like really, during the weekend, people crowd famous restaurants just to have a meal.

These are some worth sharing:   

Dim Sum at Foh San restaurant.
The dim sum there were yummylicious. We ate so much til everyone were soo full!
But the restaurant was so crowded and we needed to line up for the dim sum >.<

Another queue for tau foo fa and soya milk at a road side stall.
Two scoops of tau foo fa only gulped down within 30 seconds. We queued longer than that LOL

Yummy salted egg yolk custard bun!!

Ice Ball!
This is such a unique dessert. I saw some girls having this and I was like- I want that too! Haha and we had to queue up for like 15-20 minutes just for this =.=
Just suck the ice ball for flavour but be fast before it melts all over.

Salted Baked Chicken at Aun Kheng Lim.
We had to line up to buy this and opened it up there and then.
Though it was smoking hot, we jumped right in and tore the whole chicken apart and finished it off within minutes hehe This was finger licking good! And it only costs RM19 for one chicken.

Then we went sight seeing at Kellie's Castle.

It was a half built castle building with a history attached to it.

The story was a bit complicated and the building was filled with flies so I didn't really manage to read the whole history LOL

Went right up the rooftop of the castle for an amazing view!

And lastly, my very proud henna hehe

This shop sells dreamcatchers but does henna drawing as well. One of the sample drawings had 'Dreamer' and I couldn't resist myself to have one on my arm for my blog <3

Now, it's my blog's header! Yayyy...a customised blog header hehe

December 11, 2015

Murad - See your sun damage

Murad recently held a 'See Your Sun Damage' Workshop to create awareness on the damage sun can do to your skin. It was an eye opener, really on the amount of damage sun can do to your skin! Do you know that just 5-7 minutes in the sun can cause skin damage? Therefore, prevention is better than cure. To prevent, you need to protect your skin when you're out in the sun. It's time to slap on those SPFs!

The speaker of the day spoke to us about how Murad products can protect us from sun damage.

Introduction: Dr Murad created the first doctor brand in America.
For a lover of Murad brand, I can honestly say, this is the best doctor brand I have tried. I love using Murad products as it's very suitable for my skin.

All Murad formulations have been based on the Murad recipe to promote and protect skin health at the cellular level through a unique and rich mix of:

- Anti- inflammation (to calm irritated skin)
-Antioxidants (Neutralize free radical activity)
-Hydration (Attract water to the skin)

All Murad products are colour coded as well.
Choose the coloured product which best suit your skin. Mine is the pink for Pore Reform.

This is what we need! Environmental shield in orange colour to protect our skin from sun damage. All products in this range consist of:
-Resilient- C Complex
-Skin Repair System

This range lightens pigmentation caused by UV exposure, protects and and the same time repairs skin.

The more you expose your skin to sun with no protection, it will result in pigmentation disorders forming:
-Melasma(brown pigment)
-Lentigens (solar freckles)
-Hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
-Hypopigmentation (white patches or spots)

All Murad products for facial in their stores are vacuumed packed to protect the active ingredients. Only upon doing your facial, they will mix the products together so their products are always fresh on your skin. The Vitamin C facial is good to boost the skin up if the skin is damaged as as result of UV exposure.

Learnt about what UVA and UVB is.

SPF in sunblocks target UVB rays while PA++ targets UVA rays.

Beautifully said and I find it to be very true =)

Murad brought in high technology equipment all the way from US to show how sun damages our skin.

This camera shows what is skin deep.
If you have terrible sun damage, it will clearly show freckles in the skin.

The best part is the result of sunblock on the skin. Once applied, skin will appear very black in the camera. This shows how powerful sun block is for the skin and how much protection it gives. If the skin is thoroughly black, it means you have protected your skin enough and can now be exposed to the sun hehe

This is also another equipment to penetrate deep into skin to see any damage which cannot be seen on the outer skin layer. It is so high tech that it can even fast forward 5 years into the future and see how damage skin can be if not protected properly. My pigmentation is starting to form so I think I need to slap on more sunblock in my daily life LOL

We managed to try out a few of Murad products and how to apply on skin in our daily skincare regime.

Thanks Murad for the awesome goodies!! Christmas came early for us hehe

Group picture!!

Thanks Murad for the wonderful knowledge. I promise myself from now on to protect my skin daily by using sunblock all the time. Don't be lazy and never leave house without sunblock application!