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

Beat The Heat for Beauty & Health

With the weather hitting on the average of 36 – 38°C throughout the day daily since Chinese New Year, I believe everyone is complaining how hot the weather has been burning into their bones. Nevertheless, I felt the heat was too overwhelming and been looking out for ideas to keep myself away from the heat.

Beat The Heat for Beauty & Health

You don’t want to be falling sick or even to catch heat exhaustion at all. Here are 7 simple ideas that will get you ready to beat the heat in terms of beauty and health. Or to my international readers, this will prep you for the summer.

5 Advantages of Drinking Water in The Morning

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Never get enough of water. Drink as much water as you could to keep yourself hydrated anywhere anytime. Water doesn’t only helps to remove toxins in your body, it helps to balance your blood flow. If this doesn’t convince you, take a read on the image above of the benefits of drinking water. If water is bland for your liking, opt for fresh juices and you’ll benefit  the vitamin and nutrition from the fruits too.Face Mist

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Carry along a facial mist with you and use it whenever you feel the heat, indoor or outdoor. Not only that the mist gives a temporary relief from the heat, it keeps your skin hydrated too. This will help your skin stays fresh, moist and healthy glowing.

Facial Mask

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Boost up your skin moisture with hydrating mask. No matter what skin type you have, hydration is very important. Treat yourself weekly with an intensive mask treatment of sheet mask, gel mask, cream mask or DIY will work too. Don’t be afraid to use more than a mask a day, you’ll be surprise that sometimes I do triple masking and yes, it does make a difference.

Aloe Vera

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No one can deny the benefits of aloe vera. I have been a loyal user of aloe vera gel for my skin for  more than 5 years. Using aloe vera gel helps to cool your skin, provide moisture, reduce redness, heals your skin and more. Of course, it would be great to use  fresh aloe vera but not everyone has it or the time to constantly cut a fresh one daily.

Applying lotion

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Care for your face, remember your body too. To avoid your skin being itchy and scaly, do apply body lotion daily right after shower. When you get off from shower, your skin is clean and ready to absorb anything that goes onto it. Like a flower, when your skin doesn’t receive enough moisture it will become dry. If body lotion formula is insufficient for your skin, try body oil!

Modern Ponytail Hairstyles

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Girls, we love our long hair and we don’t just cut it because of the weather. Styling up our hair to a ponytail can be stylish and keep the hairs off the neck . Ponytails can never be boring and you can definitely find more styles, here.

Swimming

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Get active with swimming for the benefit of exercising and one of a great sport of sweat-fuss. You don’t really have to worry how sweaty it gets, you get to cool-off yourself and workout at the same time. Isn’t it great?

Hope this ideas work for you and if you have your idea to share, remember to comment below.

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

My First Studio Ring Light Towards Better Photos & Videos

Studio ring light is part of the photography equipment that I have longed for. I have searched high and low locally online and physical store for few years but in vain till recently. I know they do sell it in Singapore but I hardly travel there now and this type of light needs to be handled carefully. Also the reluctant me to purchase from overseas due to the warranty and claims which could be quite a hassle and pricey. Studio ring light is different from the macro ring lights as they are far bigger, as the name goes macro does mean smaller.

Fame Cherry Studio Ring Light

After much consideration, I have finally put myself to purchase this studio ring light from Fame Cherry. The ring light is called Isis priced at MYR399, along with the purchase I have also ordered the 190cm tripod priced at MYR50. All these are ready stock. If you don’t have the matching tripod, I believe you will need their tripod. Let’s rummage into all the goodies!

Fame Cherry Studio Ring Light - Tripod

Let’s get into the tripod first where they have used Skynet courier service to send it. The handling is still good whereby there wasn’t any damage on the box and it is well sealed with masking tape on both ends. I was charged for MYR10  of shipping fee on this tripod as it wasn’t on promotion for free shipping.

Fame Cherry Studio Ring Light - Tripod 2

This is how the tripod looks like, it has spring inside whereby I have noticed it once I loosen to extend the tripod. The rod was jumpy once I loosen the tightener. Quite a good quality, its made of metal with quite a heavy body and the tighteners is made of plastic.

Fame Cherry Studio Ring Light 1

Here comes the Isis Studio Ring Light which was sent using Ta-q-bin courier, one of the top courier service available. The Isis Studio Ring Light comes with the ring light housing, bulb, 2 fuses, 4 screws and a mount. It was packed in the bubble wrap to ensure that nothing breaks.

Fame Cherry Studio Ring Light 3

Tadaa…! Unwrapping the light makes me so excited since I have been wanting this for years and it’s finally in mine! The size is pretty big, the inner diameter is 37.3cm and outer would be 48.7cm. It weights on 1.282kg.

Fame Cherry Studio Ring Light 2

Along the light, there is paper tabs that needs to be removed before using and one of the tab has a reminder printed in Chinese. The paper tab is meant to prevent the light bulb from knocking onto the housing and the reason I could think of to remove it is because of the heat from the light that could possibly burn them. The bulb last for 8000 hours, if I were to use it everyday for 3 to 4 hours, it could last me 4 to 5 years. Bulb replacements can be found in Fame Cherry too. However, there is some blotches going on the silver coating.

Fame Cherry Studio Ring Light 4

Setting up the light wasn’t difficult at all, what I need to do is to attached the mount at the base of the housing by securing them with the screws tightly.  If you look on the left, that would be the placement for the fuse. Once  I have done with the mount, I just need to place everything carefully over the tripod. Speaking about the mount, it is bendable but very sturdy and stiff. There is a need to use some strength to bend it which answers you if you are wondering that the mount could be too flexible.

Fame Cherry Studio Ring Light 5

There is two plugs attached together. The initial plus is a two flat-pin plug and it is attached to the two round-pin plug which suits the standard plug size for Malaysia. I was advised by Fame Cherry that I should use another plug extension to protect the light as they do have their fuse as well. Better to burn the extension’s fuse than the ring light’s fuse.

Fame Cherry Studio Ring Light 6

Once the setting up is done, this is how it should look like. The light is really bright and it stands quite tall, approximately 160cm without extending the tripod. You can also see how sturdy the mount holds in between the tripod and the light.

Fame Cherry Studio Ring Light 7

The back of the base housing is where the switch is. Also attached on it, is the information of the light which uses 65 watts,  220 voltage and color temperature of 5400k.  I’m not very familiar on the technical part of this but I have once read that the color temperature is suitable for central latitudes/equator/Greenwich line which Malaysia is quite close with.

Fame Cherry Studio Ring Light - 0.5m distance

Using the ring light, I have tested it with my Samsung EX1 camera on P mode (Programmed Auto), 0 exposure, vivid and the rest of the setting is on auto.  The comparison that I’m doing here is the distance of the light from me and the camera stays on it’s position. Above, the light is placed approximately 0.5 meter from me. The image produced is brighter face and dark background. My background is actually pink and I could feel the heat of the light.

Fame Cherry Studio Ring Light - 1.0m distance

On approximately 1 meter distance, the background looks slightly brighter and I would say the color of my skin is the true color. The heat is not as strong as 0.5 meter distance but I could still feel it. I still get enough light on my face. Just on the fancy excuse, the shape of the ring light reflects on the eyes with makes it quite pretty.

Fame Cherry Studio Ring Light - 1.5m distance

With approximately 1.5 meter, the background is truly brighter but since I did not adjust the camera position, it blocks the light casting shadow on the lower portion of the photo and my face do look darker with it. I think the best distance for me at the moment could be 0.5 to 1.0 meter, I will still have to play with it a little more.

The reason why I picked studio ring light is because it saves space than the other  photography lighting and most of the time, I would take close photos and videos concentrating on my upper portion. Because it is round, the lighting is much more even plus I can’t rely on sunlight all the time because the lighting is inconsistent especially when it comes to filming. I could use this light day and night, anytime with better photos and videos. I could also use it for my product photography which gives a better spread of light over it.

If you have extra questions, you could always send your inquiry to Fame Cherry. They are quite responsive and very friendly. Do note that I purchased the entire set with my own money, it is something I would like to upgrade myself on my photography equipment. If you would like to support Fame Cherry, just give them a like on their Facebook below.


 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Rock Pinktober LaVogueFemme x SlowBroGal Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer comprises 22.9% of all cancer in women and affects one million women worldwide every year. Most breast cancer cases are unavoidable through any action on the part of the affected person. Due to such, breast cancer can affect or will affect all of us anytime and what we are trying to enlighten here is to prevent it before it happens.

Rock Pinktober LaVogueFemme x SlowBroGal Breast Cancer Awareness

In collaboration with SlowBroGal, we are creating this campaign awareness with hope that we could make a difference to enlighten more people about it. We could  totally understand that we are in the mid-October, hence we sought this plan and banners real quick just last weekend. October is the month of breast cancer awareness which relates to the pink ribbon and we are delighted to name this campaign “Rock Pinktober”.

From today onward throughout the entire October, we will be sharing at least one photo daily in Facebook or Instagram of any pink items that we see. stumble, use and etc, it can be anything! We are inviting you to join us to share your photos and we would love to see what will be your pink items! Psst…your photos maybe featured our Facebook, just remember to include these hashtags for us to keep track on you.

#rockpinktober  #pinktober   #pinkawareness  #pinkBCA

Also, feel free to grab this button if you’re participating this campaign to your blog/Facebook/Instagram/Tumblr/Pinterest or anywhere you like. Trust me, checking out the pink items of yours and others will be fun!

Pinktober Small Banner


On the 18th oct, our nation’s most iconic landmark, Petronas Twin Tower will be lighten up in pink for the first time ever, a symbol of hope for a world free from breast cancer. Also, they will be running a digital 3D lightshow for this historical moment at 7:30pm at the Esplanade, KLCC Park. Lastly, do follow us in Facebook or Instagram to catch our sightings on our pink items!


Together We Can Make A Difference!


 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh