NEW! Yogood Glow Cereal Bars + Giveaway

I often take oats in the morning to maintain healthy food intake. In my opinion and as to many health articles that I have read before, what we eat in the first meal of our day which is breakfast, is very important as our stomach is empty and ready to absorb the utmost of it’s capability. Why not eat healthy for our body to absorb the vitamins and nutrition goodness at the start of your day? I was sent to try new oat bars that is just available, Yogood Glow Cereal Bars.

Yogood Glow Cereal Bar

‘A beautiful symphony of multigrain flakes, fruit pieces, yogurt and collagen to give you a light and delicious snack. With less than 100 calories per bar, Yogood Glow cereal bar can be enjoyed anytime of the day. Each bar is high in dietary fiber and contains an average of 1g of collagen.’ – Yogood 

How this is different from the existing Yogood Cereal Bar is this has collagen. It contains an average of 1 gram of collagen that helps to improve skin texture. Besides the health factor, these bars helps to take care of your skin. Currently, there are only two flavors available.

Yogood Glow Cereal Bar Blueberry Pomegranate

Yogood Glow Cereal Bar Blueberry Pomegranate 

If you haven’t know berries are one of the super food for skin and health as they are rich in anti-oxidants and pomegranate are also included. Referring to the ingredients listing, the collagen comes from beef and I find this is important as not everyone is able to consume. Personally, I have good to go having to consume beef.

Yogood Glow Cereal Bar Blueberry Pomegranate 2

The box can be opened from the top for easy access  and each box contains 5 pieces of individually packed cereal bars.  For Blueberry Pomegranate flavor, pink, purple, blue and soft yellow is the color indicator.

Yogood Glow Cereal Bar Blueberry Pomegranate 3

The cereal bar is half coated with yogurt which gives a creamy flavour. The cereal bar is packed with dried blueberries and pomegranate as well as oats. This is not overly sweet or crunchy.Yogood Glow Cereal Bar CranberryPeach

Yogood Glow Cereal Bar Cranberry Peach

Cranberries is also rich with anti-oxidants and helps in digestive systems. Same goes with the blueberry pomegranate, the collagen is from beef and this is fairly important to be highlighted.

Yogood Glow Cereal Bar CranberryPeach 2

The color indicators for Cranberry Peach is orange, red, turquoise and soft yellow. Just as the blueberry pomegranate, they come in 5 pieces of individually packs.

Yogood Glow Cereal Bar CranberryPeach 3

I do find that this flavor is slightly sweeter than the blueberry pomegranate. I’m pretty sensitive when it comes with sweet stuff in the morning because I would get coughs when it’s too sweet. Plus I’m trying to lessen my sugar intake if possible.
Yogood Glow Cereal Bar Contest Form 2014

There is an on-going contest running with Yogood from May till July 2014 when you purchase their cereal bars. this contest form can be found stuck on the box. There will be one winner each month and the prizes are either Iphone 5S 16GB or Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB! Head over to the selected supermarkets to grab them!

Above all…

I liked how they are packed individually where it is easy for an on-the-go breakfast. They are not only meant for breakfast but you can also snack it on other meals of the day. Also, I liked the idea that it contains collagen although it comes in a small amount but it is still good for our overall health. Though I do not have any problems with collagen from beef, I think this should be highlighted as not everyone would be able to consume from beef. I only get to know about it when I screened through the ingredients listing and I don’t think everyone would do the same as I am. I can’t really tell much difference for skin improvement from consuming this cereal bars but I have not experienced any allergy.  It is slightly sweet for my preference and I normally try to compensate with plain water or juice. If you would prefer it to be real crunchy, store it in the fridge. I tried it and I quite like it that way too. Depending on supermarkets, they might have better promotions from the retail price.

Retail Price: MYR 13.00

Availability: Village Grocer, Jaya Grocer, BIG, Sogo, Presto Mart, Ampang Grocer, Urban Fresh, AEON Big (middle May 2014), Giant & Cold Storage (June 2014), AEON / Jusco (June2014)

PROs:

  • Easy on-the-go snack
  • Contains collagen
  • Healthy snack with fruit pieces

CONs:

  • Small amount of collagen
  • Collagen from beef isn’t highlighted

My Rating: 4.5/5

Yogood Glow Cereal Bar Giveaway

This is a bonus for those who actually read my post all the way to the end. Yogood was very generous to share this new cereal bars to my readers. I’m giving away 5 sets of Yogood Glow Cereal Bar of Blueberry Pomegranate and Cranberry Peach! All you have to do to win these bars is to…

Step One: Like my Facebook below

Step Two: Comment below your definition of healthy good snack and why.

Step Three: Share your love of this post to all the social media you’ve got!

 Terms & Conditions

  • Open to all Malaysia residents, participants who is aged 18 below will have to seek for parent’s permission
  • Only one set, one comment per participant. Strictly no spamming. If you are commenting for the first time, your comment will be held for approval. Don’t worry, I ‘ll check them daily.
  • For serious participants only who sincerely care to support all beauty knowledge in LaVogueFemme.com, not to only aim for freebies.
  • Winner will be selected based on their creativity in their comments and will be announced in my Facebook.
  • Giveaway ends on 2 June 2014 at 11:59pm (Malaysia time).
  • Winners will also be notified through email, please do respond in 48 hours to avoid prize being forfeited.
  • Prize will be mailed personally by me.

 

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These cereal bars was provided by Yogood for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

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

Image Courtesy of Awesome Quote

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

Image Courtesy of Yahoo! New Zealand

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

Image Courtesy of Hajro Consulting Group

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

Image Courtesy of Fibromyalgia

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

Image Courtesy of Everyday Health

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

Image Courtesy of Modern Ponytail Hairstyles

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

Image Courtesy of Imperial Pools

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

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