Have you BVAX-ed?

I was recently invited to Better Vision for a blogger’s event, to get BVAX-ed!

BVAX is a 12 – Step Program, which aims to get an accurate assessment, correct diagnosis and prescription, based on your unique lifestyle. Upon arriving at the store, we were “enlightened” on the 12 step process, and also got our IQs tested!  To be honest I was a mix of excited and nervous, considering the last time I had my eyes tested was back in…. secondary school? That’s 10 years ago! *grits teeth. I was actually worried I would leave with glasses.

While waiting my turn, I couldn’t help trying out a whole lot of different frames, particularly the Bearbrick and Superdry ones.

Tiny bears on the sides, toooooooo cute!

The Bearbricks come in such adorable boxes! Strawberries and melons! How much cuter can they get?

The Superdry!

Would have been perfect if I actually needed glasses. But… Here’s where it got interesting. When it came to my turn (finally), I hopped into the chair and the first step was reading the alphabets and numbers on the wall, you guys know that one right? Well……… thing is, I “aced” the test. I read everything, I could read every line, right down to the teeniest tiniest bottom row! After 10 years, I was still a 6/6! :)))) Then came my question, so how am I going to tell you about my BVAX experience? Well, I guess I can’t cos my perfect eyesight doesn’t allow me to to, soooooo let me just post more photos!

I didn’t get to go through all 12 steps, but Beth did! And she ended up with new frames complete with Crizal lenses and Coach sunnies! Believe it or not, the tests revealed that she was wearing a prescription that was higher than what she actually required! I’m really glad that got rectified! Well, I may not have needed to go through the BVAX test, but I did ask to get checked out for contact lenses since I’ve never had a pleasant experience wearing colored contacts, ever. It turns out that my eye curvature is steeper than the average, no wonder the lenses never stayed in place! Everytime I tried wearing colored contacts in the past, they’ll be slipping and sliding all over the place causing immense, and I mean IMMENSE irritation, I gave up. At least now I know the cause of it.

I’ve heard my dad talk about Crizal lenses, I’ve seen adverts, but I’ve never really bothered with what they were. Speaking of dad, I really wish I had brought him to the event, he would have benefited greatly, more so than I did from the one day promo, he really needs new glasses! :/

Essilor’s Crizal UV lenses offer both front and back UV protection, a first in the market! Did you know that normal lenses do not protect your eyes from back UV reflection? In fact this is the most dangerous because it is invisible, and most glass wearers are not even aware of this threat! So, how do the new Crizal UV lenses protect your eyes?

Read more about Essilor’s Crizal UV lenses { here }

Of course, I need to know what it looks like on my head right? Ted doesn’t look too happy tho, as usual. Because I have no degree, we came to the conclusion that spending $200+ on a pair of geek glasses that I will only wear for fun doesn’t make much sense, so I ended up snagging a pair or Raybans! Finally! The real thing!

I likey! :)

Whether you are a modern City Girl who is constantly at your computer, churning out texts or numbers or a Healthy Junkie who loves to get your adrenaline flowing in high-impact gym classes, at Better Vision, you can get the right frames and lenses that are best suited for your needs, and you probably wouldn’t have to change your glasses as often as you think! With over 15 designer brands at Better Vision, you will be spoilt for choices when you are choosing your next pair of glasses.

Because seeing is believing, head on down to your nearest Better Vision store, to try out the new frames! Who say that glasses are only for the Science Geeks in school? The friendly staff are ever ready to answer all your questions and help you pick the right frame that best suits you, not just to suit your needs but also aesthetically!

Need more information? Check out Better Vision on Facebook!

I may have been blessed with perfect eyesight, but YOU should never neglect your eyesight! It’s important to keep those eyes clear and twinkly! :)

Sponsored Review : Avalon Japanese Fish Collagen

Healthy, radiant skin is no longer just coveted by women. These days men are hopping on the bandwagon in pursuit of the secret to retaining youthful skin!

#Fish facts : Did you know…

Naturally, collagen has become sought after as a nurturing essence for our skin and bones. The collagen in our body starts to decrease when we reach 20 years of age, failing to replenish the collagen levels will result in skin aging, rough skin, dull complexion and pigmentation. My mum recently bought a collagen supplement in powder form, but is reluctant to consume it due to the unpleasant taste. BUT, not all collagen supplements taste bad.

AVALON™ Japanese Fish Collagen is packed with L-Vitamin C, magnificent anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties, making it the ultimate health supplement. Weight watchers and those with diabetes need not worry as the product has no added sugar.

Fortified with Probiotics complex, AVALON™ Japanese Fish Collagen is also the first product in the market that contains a combination of beneficial bacteria strains that work to balance the intestinal microflora and rebuild a healthy intestinal system to further boost collagen peptides and L-Vitamin C absorption. It doubles the effectiveness of anti-ageing and anti-oxidants, hence resulting in skin becoming radiant and healthy.

The slim sachets make it convenient for those who are constantly on the go, they’ll fit effortlessly into your pocket or hangbag! They are available in 3 fruity flavors, blueberry, lemon and mango. Priced at an introductory price of S$48.90 for a pack of 30 sachets. Usual price S$58.90.

You can find AVALON™ Japanese Fish Collagen at Guardian, Watsons, NTUC Unity, John Little, Robinsons, and OG.

I’ve tried consuming it directly from the sachet, but despite the addition of the fruity flavor, you will still get some sort of weird aftertaste, so I reckon mixing it into a beverage would be a better bet! It is also more pleasant to consume instead of having powder in your mouth.

I personally prefer the lemon flavor cos it makes a yummy drink when mixed with honey. The honey and lemon combi always works for me! Here’s how :

1. Empty one sachet of collagen into a glass/cup.
2. Dissolve with a little hot/warm water.
3. Add honey. I use 2 teaspoons, you can add less if you prefer it less sweet.
     Stir, and enjoy! Drink to healthier skin!

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Sponsored Advertorial : Ch♥coMarvel

Picture this… It’s the weekend and it’s time to let your hair down and have some fun, but for some reason you can’t get out of bed. Your friends call and you spin a little white lie… “I can’t! Something cropped up last minute, I’m sorry but I have to take a rain check, I’ll catch up with you girls soon.” Sounds familiar?

In actual fact, you’re lying in bed cringing and curled up like a ball no thanks to the monthly, dreaded cramps. OUCH. It’s a known problem amongst us girls, but some have it worse than others; I’m one of the lucky ones that usually just gets away with first day backaches. I know lots of girls who get really badly affected by period cramps, but, it’s not the end of the world, and there are things you can do to relief the discomfort.

Good news girls! ChocoMarvel to the rescue!

When I received this, it was like a box of joy had arrived. The packaging is really girly, eye-catching and unique, thumbs up to whoever designed the packaging, the little cutout window detail is really cute, it somewhat creates a picture of calm. Ommmmmmm

So what exactly does ChocoMarvel do?

I was a little skeptical about what it would taste like. Honestly, you’d think something that could do all of the above can’t possibly taste very pleasant, right?

Very wrong!

When I opened my first sachet, at first whiff, it smelt quite a bit like Milo. No, it doesn’t taste like Milo. It’s chocolate-y, for sure, but not overly rich; ChocoMarvel is low fat, by the way, so don’t go guilt-trippin’, it’s not going to make you fat. It’s got a subtle herb after taste but, I say but, if someone like me who cannot stand anything herbal, this is nothing to worry about. :D

So, does it work? Yes, it does.

I’m not saying it works just for the sake of blogging, it really does. It actually slipped my mind that I was having my period cos I didn’t feel any pain at all. I have however, already been taking evening primrose capsules everday; but ChocoMarvel definitely further alleviated the menstrual “symptoms”.

ChocoMarvel retails at $19.90 for a box of 8 sachets at Guardian, Watsons & Unity pharmacies. Twin packs are also available at John Little, OG & Robinsons for $36.90.

For more information & to redeem your free ChocoMarvel samples, check out their website here where you will find not just information on the product but also very useful health tips! ChocoMarvel is also on Facebook!

Don’t let your period cramp up your style! Drink to comfort with ChocoMarvel! ♥

A Flower A Day..

We know that an apple a day supposedly keeps the doctor away, but what would a flower a day do?

Growing older, our bodies only get more worn out over time… So I thought, perhaps starting on supplements at a younger age would be substantially beneficial. For us girls, evening primrose oil is probably one of the most common and recommended supplements to start with… Why? Cause it helps our bodies cope with (the much dreaded) PMS, cramps, hormonal imbalance, you know, the things that make you cranky when it comes to that time of the month. I did some googling and found out the it also helps with cases of eczema.

My eldest sister said she had previously put on weight while she was taking evening primrose oil, which made me a little hesitant, but I figured if that really happens, I could afford the extra kgs anyway! I’ve been taking Ocean Health’s primrose oil capsules for about a month now, just one capsule a day every evening.

So, does it really help?

I don’t really get period cramps to begin with, so I wouldn’t really know if they help ease the pain but i do believe that my “time of the month outbreak” was greatly controlled! You know how the week before you get your period your skin tends to get all cranky and suddenly zits pop up overnight? This time i got through it just fine! It could be also that i’ve switched to Eucerin, and am religiously sticking to the same product which is working, but I guess the primrose does take some of the credit.

It’s only been a month but my skin looks a lot better than it used to. You girls may think I might look doll-like, but the (ugly) truth is that I used to have really bad skin, especially when i was in secondary school-poly! It was a nightmare, and there were days that I had zits so huge I would come up with all sorts of excuses to not go anywhere… The woes of growing up i guess? Although some people are just plain lucky to be born with immaculate skin. *jealous

Anyways, I didn’t want to list all the pros & cons of taking evening primrose oil cause that would be way too wordy and it’s 340am and I’m just about ready to crash. I hope you girls find this insightful though!

please feel free to share your thoughts or experiences if you’re taking supplements too!

night night girls! ♥ jean