Do It Right, Keep It Tight With Vibrance

This year’s International Women’s Day helps to builds more knowledge in me as I spent my last Saturday morning at mYoga, The Gardens for a special intimate session on how to enhance women’s vibrance that we might not be aware of.

mYoga The Gardens

What could it be at a yoga center? I will slowly dive into women’s issue later in this post where I would like to think men should also take note too.

mYoga 2

The session began with a short session of yoga great for women to garner inner strength and muscles. Could you spot any familiar face?

mYoga Insructor Iris

Iris, one of the mYoga Instructor strongly believes in discipline. We were advice to keep our hands off from the mobile and to stay back, relax and calm our minds just for an hour. In yoga, we bring ourselves closer to the nature hence that is the reason not wear any footwear even socks.

mYoga

In this yoga session, Iris guided us how to stretch our muscles correctly including what’s best for women’s health.  I used to practice yoga few years ago and my stretches are all rusty now. It takes time and constant practice to stretch the muscles to gain flexibility and Iris showed us how straps and wood block would help us to go further without injuring our muscles. Practicing yoga also helps to strengthen our bones and will have to be balanced with the right lifestyle. After this sweaty yoga session, we had an interesting presentation to share.

Vibrance Kegel Device Jayne

Jayne from Vibrance shared with us in-depth of the importance of caring our pelvic floor muscle (PFM) and Kegel exercise. Also, introduced to us how the Vibrance Kegel Device could help women to strengthen our PFM and why we should use it.

Vibrance Kegel Device

This is how the Vibrance Kegel Device look like in it’s packaging. They come in different sizes, lubricant and two packs of battery.

If you are still unclear of what I’m trying to address, here is a video to share about PFM and how Vibrance Kegel Device will be able to help to strengthen it and improve our lifestyle.

Vibrance Kegel Device - A Women's Hidden Secret Pelvic Floor Muscle

PFM plays an important role to hold different organs at women’s lower mid-body section. It is located at the base of the abdomen where it controls the bladder, vaginal and rectal opening. Once it’s weaken, it will loses it’s strength to hold the organs and that’s where women will face Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.

Vibrance Kegel Device - Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction relates to the organs that PFM holds and with this, it affects women’s life resulting of wearing adult diapers for poor bladder control, decreased in sexual satisfaction, pelvic organ prolapse and lower back ache.

Vibrance Kegel Device - Benefits of Kegel Exercise

To avoid Pelvic Floor Dysfunction from happening, Kegel exercise is recommended to strengthen PFM. There are seven different benefits from the exercise to restore and prevent the unwanted lifestyle from occurring.

Vibrance Kegel Device - Doing It Wrong is Easy

You think you might have been doing it right but you maybe possibly contracting other muscles. There are more muscles around the area, hence there are chances of contracting on other muscles. Locating PFM can be challenging, where are they?

Vibrance Kegel Device 2

With Vibrance Kegel Device, you’ll be able to practice Kegel exercise correctly. It is comfortable and safe as its sheaths are made of Medical Grade Silicon Rubber of the highest specification. It is hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, waterproof and easy to clean. The device helps to detect the right muscle training where it vibrates lightly and gently when contracting the PFM.  If you wonder how to use this, ensure that it is clean and just insert to your va-jay-jay gently (do use lubricant if you need to).

Vibrance Kegel Device - Restore

By using 5 minutes a day, it helps to strengthen your PFM in many ways. This device is recommended for those have given birth, menopause, genetic disorder, heavy weight lifting and vigorous physical activity. For women who is interested in maintaining PFM could also use this device as how people always say prevention is better than cure.

How Vibrance Kegel Device Helps

Vibrance Kegel Device is pre-programmed  with audio guided training. Please don’t be mistaken that the device could speak. It simply beeps when users need to contract the PFM and when the beeping ceases, it is to relax. Above is the schedule of the reps of the exercise for approximately 5 minutes. However, it is not recommended to use while you are menstruating for hygienic purposes.

KD Ismalasari

After the informative presentation by Vibrance, we were delighted by another speaker, KD Ismalasari who is a Brand Image Strategist and an English language expert.

BLING by KD Ismalasari

She shared how everyone has their own BLING factor and with that we build our own personal branding.

Personal Branding by KD Ismalasari

We create values in our personal branding as each of us is unique in every way. From how we dress, how we put things together and the colors we chose is our choice of branding.

Vibrance Kegel Device Audrey Ooi

Also, a special guest arrived to speak of her experience as a women and she is no strange in the blogsphere, Audrey Ooi. It ain’t easy to be a women, she believed that we faced many different stages in life where we reached puberty, child birth and menopause. Being a women holds many different character as a daughter, girlfriend, wife, mother, daughter-in-law, sister-in -law and so on. She came to a milestone when she has given birth to Jude Maximus Tiah , you could read her post here.

Himalaya Skin Analysis

The day ended with yummy lunch and as part of the sponsor, Himalaya Herbals team was there with us to provide free skin analysis .

To find out further updates of Vibrance Malaysia, remember to like their Facebook below. Vibrance Kegel Device can be found in selected SHINS outlet, beauty centres and pharmacies. They are also available for online purchases MyVKD.com.


 

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This is a sponsored post and event by Nuffnang.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Beautify Skin To Hair at Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kosé Sekkisei Pre-CNY Beauty Clinic

Just last Saturday, I managed to squeeze into a spot to Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kosé Sekkisei workshop. This workshop is to prepare everyone who attend to get ready for the coming Chinese New Year celebration to look radiant and luminous not only on the skin but also to achieve that healthy flowing hair.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei

The workshop was held at Fresca Mexican Bar & Kitchen, located in The Gardens City Mall and there’s two session to choose which one is held in the morning and another in the evening. Upon registration, I was given a red packet filled with a number for lucky draw and a sample sachet of Kosé Seikisho Exfoliating Massage Gel. I find my way to the corner of the restaurant where the workshop was held. On the table for every seat placed a mirror, hair clip, bip, pencil, paper and Kosé Sekkisei booklet. Also sitting on the table is the Kosé Sekkisei basic range.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Joe Beauty Trainer

This is Jo, one of the beauty trainer from Kosé. She was the speaker to explain how we could take care of our skin further not only just on the outside but deep within. It includes the pattern of our daily lifestyle, diet and skin regime. It takes a lot of effort to be pretty too!

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Slide Presentation

  1. For a healthy and beautiful skin, it should be bright, translucent, sheer, moisturized, supple and firm with great elasticity. Under a skin scope or analyzer, a healthy and beautiful skin texture should be in plumped triangular shape.
  2. There are many factors contributing to our skin deterioration such as unbalanced diet, polluted environment, lack of sleep, age factor, stress and poor skin care regimen. As a result, our skin becomes dehydrated, rough, dull, yellow with dark spots.
  3. The journey to beautiful skin with Kosé is simplly by using this pyramid.  Begin with daily physical activities, one should consume sufficient water, fruits and vegetables, exercise, protect from harmful UV rays and catch enough sleep. Keep up with the daily basic skin care where we should always cleanse, moisturize and protect. Also if you have special skin problem to treat, use the daily special care. Lastly on the weekend, treat yourself with mask to boost the healthiness of your skin.
  4. Featuring their star product and best seller, Kosé Sekkisei Lotion (even my BFF swears by it) that is suitable for all skin types. It helps to brighten, provide translucency, balances moisture and oil secretion, calms skin from sun exposure, tighten pores and even out skin tone. The lotion can be use as mask which helps to boost 10 times more moisture to your skin.
  5. There are 9 skin benefits by using Kosé Sekkisei Lotion as mask which is translucency, better penetration, moisturizing, tighten pores, relaxing, firmness, elasticity , evenness and whitening.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei 2

It’s not just about listening to Jo on the benefits of Kosé Sekkisei, every participant get to experience it by using the skin care itself. Yup, all of us were cleansing and treating our skin in the public using their basic skin care that we should at least practice to maintain skin youthfulness. Let me share with you each step with the product that we have used with the guide and help of Kosé beauty trainers who stood nearby us.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Cleansing Cream

Kosé Sekkisei Cleansing Cream

‘Gentle-to-skin amino acid-based mild acid cleanser. Quickly removes only impurity while leaving moisture on the skin. Formulated with whitening and moisturizing oriental herbal extracts. (Coix seed, Angelica, Melothria). It relaxes the skin that has been hardened, rough-surface and dulled by the UV-rays and dehydration. Recommended for night use only.’

First step prior to our skin regime is cleansing. If you have any makeup on, it is highly recommended to remove them first. This cleansing cream may seem thick but it glides and spreads easily on the skin. As for me, it does feel awkward to use cream-based cleanser and to worry if it could be too rich for my combination skin.  Once applied the cream on the face, gently massage the cream in circular motion. The massage will help the cream to penetrate moisture into the skin and soften it

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Sekkisei Lotion

Kosé Sekkisei Lotion

‘Its light and refreshing after-feel allows for lavish usage. Moisturizes dry skin as well as locks in moisture giving dull skin a more translucent feature. Application of this lotion with lotion Mask (sold separately) enhances moisture diffusion rate, moisturizing deep within and brightening the complexion. Recommended to use day and night.’

Their lotion is THE star product or their best seller. Though it is known as lotion, it acts like a toner and provides higher  moisture level. There is no need to use toner before using this lotion as it works all in one. The lotion can be also used as daily mask which is to soak the tablet mask with the lotion. Leave the mask on the face for 20 minutes and continue with the rest of the skin care regime. An instantaneous result achieved of softer, smoother and plumper skin, at least I think it does!

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Emulsion Excellent

Kosé Sekkisei Emulsion

‘Contains a moisture balance polymer that keeps the moisture balance at its optimum with accordance to climatic seasons and skin type. Continous hydration allows for a comfortable feel. Inhibits melanin production while preventing UV-related skin pigmentations such as blotches and freckles as weel as dry skin. Recommended to use day and night.’

The emulsion acts almost like a moisturizer, nevertheless the texture is much lighter. It helps to lock-in and retain the moisture that we earlier pump into our skin to keep it supple and firm at all times. Kosé do recommend using facial pads instead of fingers for hygienic purposes, just pump onto the facial pad and gently wipe it all over the skin.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - BB Cream 02

Kosé Sekkisei White BB Cream

‘Cares for the skin while covering blemishes and dullness. A whitening BB cream with oriental plant extracts.

  • Hides blemishes to give even & natural coverage
  • Brightens skin to look lit from within
  • Lightweight texture spreads easily & smoothly
  • Cares for skin with oriental plant extracts & UV-A and UV-B protection
  • Time-saving, long-lasting, non-cakey, hydrating
  • Mineral-oil free’

This BB cream is yet to be available over Kosé counters but they will be on April 2014. It comes in two shades of 01 and 02. The shade that I have here is 02 which gives a natural shade whilst 01 is for skin that is very fair. It can be use right after the emulsion as it comes with SPF40, great for day use to protect your skin from UVA and UVB. I’m not  fond of BB creams but I do think that this BB cream texture is light and the coverage is buildable from sheer to medium.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Loose Powder

Kosé Sekkisei Supreme Loose Powder

‘Loose powder that boosts translucency with moisture-rich effect with pure white powder akin to powder snow. 

  • The Inner Luminance Powder creates shine that comes from within the skin and brings moisture-rich translucency
  • The Hexagonal Powder spreads smoothly like silk and creates an even, supple finish. In addition, it adheres well to skin without leaving the skin powdery.
  • Powder with Pore Soft Focus effect allows unevenness to be less visible and creates brightly-toned skin
  • High sebum absorption maintains a beautiful finish
  • Blocks UV-rays during the day and ends the day with a matt and well-blended finish by balancing and combining various UV-ray-preventing powders
  • Blocks UV-rays and prevents freckles and dark spots caused by the sun with SPF12/PA++
  • Refreshing Oriental herb fragrance’

The loose powder comes into action to set the BB cream in place. The texture is light and fine which felt as though I have not applied anything on my face. I do notice that the loose powder has slight shimmer in it which may not be favorable for those who have combination to oily skin types. Although the powder is white, its translucent and self-adjust to the skin tone.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Chinese New Year Makeup

In the midst of us applying BB Cream, Kosé shared with us what makeup we could go for this Chinese New Year as the celebration is coming soon. For this CNY, its great to go with pink with gold sparkles and a light touch of red for the eye makeup. As for the face makeup, it is recommended to use highlight to achieve that further skin glow. Any soft pink lip color will compliment the entire look.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Faizal Chew Manager for PCI

Mr Faizal Chew, Manager of Sharp PCI (Plasmacluster Technology) Segment Malaysia introduced 3 types of hairdryer that can never make our hair crispy dry. With the Plasmacluster Technology, the hair dryer will help to retain moisture and reduce statics on our hair. Ever heard of hair dryers that helps to dry your hair without drying your hair?

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Hair Dryer

  • IB-HD73 – Comes in black and pink where the dimension measures at 21.3cm x 8.9cm x 22.3cm. The power consumption for this is 2000w which provide the strongest performance of all three. Diffuser comes as one of the accessory to accommodate for those with curly hair. This is priced at MYR499.00.
  • IFPB1S – Currently this comes in pink only measuring at 21.8cm x 8.9cm x 22.2cm. The power consumption for this is 1600w and provided with concentrator nozzle for precise direct air flow. This is great for home use and with the foldable function makes it easier to keep it. Priced at MYR359.00.
  • IB-HD52 – Running on the power consumption of 1600W, this comes in pink and grey. It is much smaller as to compare the two of the above, measuring at 19.8cm x 8.9cm x 15.8cm and this size is travel savvy. In addition to that, it is foldable that helps to save space. This also comes with a concentrator nozzle, priced at MYR399.00.

A question that Mr Faizal Chew that has enlighten us is ‘When do we use hot and cold air of the hair dryer?’. It never come across to me that when it should be used because I usually dry my hair with the maximum heat and cold to cool my hair when it gets too hot. Overheating our hair will lead to damage and dry hair, that’s what most people would say not to use hair dryer on a daily basis (and I do). Hot air is great to dry, cold air is great to set and shape the hair. For these hairdryers, it comes in additional setting which is ‘set’ where the right temperature of 45°C.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Hair Dryer 2

Here is partial of their brochure for more information of what this hairdryer does and the comparison of a typical hairdryer and Sharp Plasmacluster Conditioning Hair Dryer. Basically with the plasmacluster technology, it protects and cares better for the hair.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Hair Dryer Test

Some of the participants of the workshop gets to try the hair dryer and find that their hair is much smoother, less frizzy and shinier than before. Only on the left side of the participants were blown with Sharp Plasmacluster Conditioning Hair Dryer and you can be the judge to compare from the photo above.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Lucky Draw

Remember that I mentioned earlier that everyone was given a red packet during registration? Time to use the number at the end of the workshop where Jo was drew numbers of 2 lucky participants to bring home Kosé Sekkisei skin care and another wins Sharp Plasmacluster Conditioning Hair Dryer. Luck didn’t side on me which is fine and congratulations to the winners!

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - One Day Promo

Kosé had an exclusive promotion just for the day itself for participants who enjoyed and experienced the benefits of their products. If you would like be updated with their latest product updates or maybe another workshop, give like to Kosé Facebook below.

Don’t forget to share your love with Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia by liking their Facebook below too! You’ll be updated with their latest technology available and promotions!


 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Giveaway: Talika Beauty Secrets Workshop, Win Yourself A Space To The Workshop!

Hey beautiful! Talika will be running a workshop incollaboration with Vanity Trove next week. As you might have already known, I did review a couple of Talika products too, read here. They are very generous to allow one of my readers to go for the workshop for FREE!

Vanity Trove x Talika Beauty Secrets Workshop

Yes, did you hear me? One of you will be attending the workshop on the 14 December 2013 at Gino Café, One Utama. You will also be getting Talika Beauty Secrets Vanity Trove worth MYR416! You are not going to be alone because you will be able to bring one person with you to the workshop. Do understand that only you will be entitled for the trove and you can share it with the person who comes along with you.

To win this, all you need to do is:

1. Like my Facebook

2. Like Vanity Trove Malaysia

3. Like Talika Malaysia

4. Comment below why you deserve to attend to this workshop.

5. Share this post via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc. The more the better!

 

Terms & Conditions

  1. Open to Malaysian residents who is willing to attend the workshop on 14 December at Gino Café, One Utama
  2. Only one comment per person
  3. This giveaway will close by 10 December 2013 at 11:59pm.

The winner will be selected by me with the most worthy comment to attend to the workshop. Good luck!

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Winner goes to Shasha! Scroll down to read her lovely comment!

I will send your contacts to Vanity Trove Malaysia and they will contact you through email at their soonest!

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

“B” Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline

So what’s the “B” that I was saying? It’s botox, a word that gives a lot of meaning and very well known to the society. The perception of botox changed drastically negative after many botched jobs are shown in pictures every where and not everyone are able to accept the fact that botox can also help other than cosmetic reasons at the right place, doctor, dosage and concentrate. Last week I was at Mediviron UOA Clinic to find out more at their B Party.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Presentation

Botox is a natural purified protein that relaxes muscles hence smoothens ones’ appearance especially on the wrinkles and this can last up to 4 months. Depending on individuals, the results can be seen as fast as after a few minutes or 2-3 days. In general, botox are commonly known to use on wrinkles but do we all know that it can be use for jawline reduction, excessive sweating (underarms, palm, feet) and teeth grinding? I bet you don’t but it’s alright, we are here to learn!

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Hanah's Experience

Ms Hanah (I hope that I get her name spelt right) shared her experience of getting botox a week before. She found her sister’s skin has been improving so well and recommended her to the clinic. She was sceptical at first to get botox but wanted to improve the wrinkles on her under eyes then decided to go for it. “It hurts a little, just like the bite from an ant and after few minutes, it’s all done! You can easily get it done over your lunch break without downtime.” I can hardly tell that she has taken botox, its unnoticeable!

I have searched high and low for this video and this was shared among us during the party. On the earlier part of the video is about Juverderm which is a type of filler that helps to fill and plumps up the skin. It can be use for concerns like wrinkles, depressed scars and nose augmentation. As to the botox topic, it starts at the time frame of 5:00 and you could skip to watch from there if fillers isn’t your interest. By watching this video, you will be able to understand further.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Dr Lashela

Dr Lashela, no strange doctor if you have read my previous post of Mediviron UOA Clinic related topics. She was there to explain about how botox are used and they could come in different concentrations to be use depending on individual’s severity and doctor’s recommendation.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Before Demo

A demonstration was also shown and the lucky candidate was Mr Ken. Numbing cream was applied before the treatment and it has to be on for half and hour just like how I did for my Fractional CO2 Laser. Once the half hour passed, the numbing cream will be removed to ensure the area is clean.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Demo

Dr Lashela suggested to use botox on his frown lines as the lines are becoming quite prominent, therefore she injected on that area without numbing cream. Before she injects the botox, she marked on the areas which needs to be injected. Using the dots as a guide, she then injects the botox. Surprisingly, the needle for the syringe is not as long as I expected. It’s approximately 1cm or lesser. Once injected, doctor massage the area lightly for even distribution of the botox.  She also injected on the outer corner of his eyes for his wrinkles. Mr Ken did mention that its not as pain as we could imagine, the pain is bearable.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Threadlift

Aside from explaining about botox, participants are shared about other treatments that Mediviron UOA Clinic provides such as Thread Lift. It is another treatment for face lifting and here you can see Fara (Director of Sales & Marketing) shows the syringes for the treatment.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Raymond - Product Specialist

Also, we have Raymond (Product Specialist) to explain about how Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or more commonly known as Vampire Facial. If you haven’t know about this treatment, what it does is to improve fine lines, wrinkles, sun damaged skin or scarring with much natural approach. It uses the platelet from your blood to be injected onto your skin which promotes natural and more effective healing and rejuvenation. Of course, the platelet obtained is through a separation process of your blood using a machine.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Makeup Demo

The party ends with a makeup session by Marcus to even out her complexion for brighter and more luminous look.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Makeup Before & After

Here’s a share of before and after where she look much more radiant and lively after the makeup!

If you’re interested to hear about Mediviron UOA Clinic’s latest update, don’t forget to like their Facebook below. They will be celebrating their 12th anniversary soon and there will be more exciting updates!

If you have any inquiries of any concerns on your condition or treatment, you can always give them a call at 03-2163 5698 or through email at contactus@mediviron-uoa.com. They will be happy to assist you.

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh