3.02.2015

MY INVISALIGN DIARY

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I've been bothered by my teeth for years. You might notice that I hardly smile with my mouth open. Every time I'm in front of the camera, I'll always show a "cool" or "fierce" expression or smile with my mouth closed. To be honest, sometimes I don't feel confident with my teeth, because my teeth are crooked, especially my upper teeth. I am very self-conscious with my teeth, and I have always wished that I can have a big smile or laugh in front people without worrying about showing my teeth. Well, I have found my best option to straighten my crooked teeth without metal braces. 


What is Invisalign treatment? Invisalign aligners are used to straighten crooked or crowded teeth. Unlike traditional braces or retainers, the Invisalign system is a virtually invisible method of straightening your teeth that uses removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position. So, what are the main benefits over braces? 

Customized - Personal Custom-made aligners using 3D simulating software from beginning to the end of Invisalign treatment. 
Removable - Can be removed while eating, also enabling us to maintain good oral hygiene.
Comfortable - Unlike braces, they're comfortable to wear as there are no metal wire and brackets that could potentially irritate your mouth or gums. 
Virtually invisible - It's hardly noticeable! 


I'm getting my Invisalign treatment done at MyDentist located at Jalan Ipoh. For my first visit to MyDentist I expected that it would just be a normal verbal consultation with some simple teeth checking. Actually I'm the kind of person that gets very nervous and anxious whenever I visit the dentist, but I was surprised with their services. Friendly and professional! Though I'm still overshadowed by my phobia, it was my best dentist experience ever. I didn't have braces as a teenager so I was worried that my teeth might not be suitable for the procedure. But after a quick check and chat with the orthodontist about my teeth concern, I was told that I am suitable for Invisalign treatment! Yay!

So what's the procedure for Invisalign treatment?

First, the dentist took some X-rays of my teeth, then did some moulds of my teeth and cleaned my teeth in preparation of the aligners. They then sent my mould over to the US for my Invisalign aligners to be manufactured. After a month of waiting I got my own aligners!


Before I proceed to share about my Invisalign diary, here are some pictures of my crooked teeth. You guys can compare it little by little. 




When I first got my aligners, it was a little difficult to get used to it because I wasn't used to the foreign object in my mouth. However, it only took me a brief while to get used to it. My teeth weren't as painful as I thought it would be, contrasting to what I've heard from other experiences. The Aligners are convenient to use; they're easy to wear and remove. For me my speech has not really been affected, I may have a lisp for a bit but like I said, it only took me a few days in getting used to it. What surprised me is that no one actually noticed my aligners, until I tell them about it. I have to say that I love it and I'm not shy about my smile and I'm so willing to share about my Invisalign experiences. 


I was told that I would be wearing my Invisalign aligners for 48 weeks, but it's based on how much work your teeth needed. I have to wear my aligners at least 22hours a day. Like I've mentioned before, since the aligners are removable, two hours per day is enough for me to take them out to enjoy my delicious meals. This is the main reason on why I choose Invisalign treatment, as it won't affect my appetite. I still can devour my favorite food whenever I want to because it will not cause any discomfort.



Another benefit of Invisalign treatment is that even during its application, it is easy to maintain a good oral hygiene. This is very important for your teeth and gums. I can easily take out my aligners to brush and floss my teeth as usual. Unlike braces, you would have to clean around metal brackets and wires, which can be a nuisance since it is tedious. The aligners are easy to clean too; you can brush your aligners with your toothbrush. Yes, it's that simple. 


I started Invisalign treatment to correct my teeth so that I am able to smile comfortably and most importantly Invisalign aligners transform your smile without disrupting your life. I believe that a smile can change everything - your confidence, appearance and life. Currently wearing my first set of aligners and I have so much more to share. So, if you're interested in Invisalign treatment feel free to consult MyDentist or visit http://SEA.Invisalign.com or Invisalign Malaysia Facebook Page to find out more. 


Can you even notice that I'm wearing aligners right now? I'm ready for my new smile and can't wait for my second set of aligners. 

Interested in getting the treatment but worried that about your pocket? Fret not! Nuffnang Malaysia is currently holding a blog contest where you stand a chance to win a Full Invisalign Treatment! Head over to Nuffnang Malaysia Official Blog Post to find out more about the contest, sign-up to participate, and keep your finger crossed!

Disclaimer: I have received complimentary Invisalign treatment and/or compensation from Align Technology, Inc. in exchange for voluntarily promoting and sharing my Invisalign experience. The experiences shared and views expressed are my own. 


xoxo



2.19.2015

LIVE IN LEVI'S CHINESE NEW YEAR EDITION

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I'm a fan of casual wear and a long time devotee to denim, I spend a load on pairs of jeans and denim items all the time because I'm a denim fanatic. To find the best styles and perfect denim items, I always get my jeans and denim from Levi's


While we were all having Chinese New Year, Levi's has launched its special Chinese New Year edition to encourage everyone to feel the festivities by embracing the spirit of "LIVE IT UP" with new outfits that express individuality and style. To usher in the year of the ram, the Chinese New Year feature the ram embroidery adds a touch of playfulness to the collection while keeping it cool and trendy. I am wearing their Chinese New Year collection and I'm in love with them. I layered all the Levi's items with my own personal style and here are some photos of me wearing Levi's Chinese New Year collection. 


















Photography by Aun Chua


Hope you guys will love it and Happy Chinese New Year!


xoxo



2.18.2015

FURLA SPRING/SUMMER 2015: TONES OF NEO-POP

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Finally after 3 weeks of traveling Europe, it feels so good to back home. And the first event I have attended is the Furla Spring/ Summer 2015 Collection Preview at Image Rom. The new Furla collection for Spring/Summer 2015 plays with fashion, art and graphics, melding the worlds with a dynamic appeal, understated elegance and upbeat energy. 



Inspired by the Neo-Pop artistic movement, a post-modern interpretation of Pop Art, the new styles vibrate with lively colors, primarily festive shades of sunshine, hibiscus orange and ocean blue, counterpointed by gentler shades of white, gray and dove. 


Splashes of colors that with chromatic gusto are often combined together to form daring color-block effects, adding a distinctive personality to the new Furla Twist Bag, a versatile and labor-intensive bucket-shaped shopper, complete with a metal bar and a woven inner compartment. 


In the iconic Furla Metropolis Bag, a small chain-strapped bag characterized by hand-stitched padded details that trace geometric motifs down the front, the clasp features a multi-color rubber coating, again in pretty color combinations. 


The same padded details also enhance the clean and sleek personality of the new Furla Alice Tote, an expression of contemporary casual class that reveals a painstaking artisanal expertise and distinctive details that transcend time. 


Pushing ahed with its ability to innovate and reinvent a longstanding heritage, anchored on impeccable Made in Itatly craftsmanship, prized materials and an ever-evolving creativity, the latest version of the iconic Furla Candy Bag in soft PVC is a high-impact explosion of colors and opposing textures that add a touch of playful glamour to any day. Also of note is the version featuring resin brush-stroke effects that vary from subtle trickles to bold splotches, rigorously hand-applied to make each bag unique. 


Kelis Furla Tote. 

Further strengthening the brand's bond with the art world is the collaboration with prominent Tokyo based illustrator, Maho Tonouchi, who inspired the interactive artistic installation, starring the new Furla bags that will be presented during Milan Fashion Week. 


My favorite collection is the Candy Furla Painting Satchel Bag. Everyone knows Candy Bag is one of iconic and best seller Furla bags and I in love with this new collection adds a splashed on the bag. 


Met Joyce from KinkyBlueFairy.net. It is a pleasure to meet her and I always impressed with her hairstyle. 


Last but not least, this is what I wore for Furla Spring/Summer Collection Preview event. The turtleneck zipper dress from Zara, 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli mini satchel bag and Ann Demeulemeester boots. 

Thanks Furla for invited me to the collection preview. 
Happy Holiday everyone. 

xoxo


2.17.2015

STRIP: MINISTRY OF WAXING OPENS 7TH OUTLET AT MID VALLEY

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While we were ready for Chinese New Year. STRIP: Ministry of Waxing has opening its seventh outlet at Mid Valley Megamall and they're celebrating with the launch of a deliciously-scented Cranberry Wax and the introduction of an advanced new IPL technology that will transform your hair removal experience to the most comfortable one yet. 


Last week, I went to Strip Mid Valley outlet for my third time Brazilian Wax. The reason why I choose Strip is because of their professional skills, friendly services and most importantly the newest Mid Valley outlet is clean and well-decorated. For this time, I was trying their brand new Cranberry Wax. Well, even though it is my third time for Brazilian Wax, I still feel nervous and shy. The Strip waxpert kept me talking and made me feel like she was just a professional doing what she did best and never to worry, she had everything handle perfectly. As always, it was a remarkably quick process! There was no bruising or redness. It was just soft, smooth, and awesomely hair-free. I was so pleased with the results and completely blown away by how little pain there was involved. I wanted to tell everyone that Brazilian Waxing isn't scary and don't let embarrassment stop you from trying it. Believe me, it is so worth to try!




In conjunction with the opening of Strip Mid Valley, STRIP launches the Powerpac 2.1 - its proprietary invention offering advanced semi-permanent hair reduction with extra beatifying options. Specially customized for STRIP, this innovative machine effectively reduces unwanted body hair, while enabling the lightening and tightening of skin through its Accumulative Heat Technology feature. As an added treat, STRIP had concocted a new flavor of wax - the brand new Cranberry Wax is packed with the healing powers of chamomile and aloe vera, making it ideal even for sensitive skin. Infused with the delicious scent of cranberries, this was is specially formulated to provide the most comfortable waxing experience. 

STRIP is offering an introduction price of RM288 for a Brazilain Powerpac 2.1 session from 15 January 2015 until 31 March 2015, valid for a one time redemption. For those wanting to try out the Cranberry Brazilian Wax, STRIP is offered an exclusive price of RM88 (usual price RM120.50) and Cranberry Boyzilian Wax is RM114.50 (usual price RM155.50) from now until 28 February 2015, also for a one time redemption.


If you're curious about Brazilian waxing, it can't hurt to try it. 
Feel free to call 03-2283 5575 and 03-22835579 to schedule a wax session or email to reservation@strip-my.com.
Visit www.strip-my.com or www.facebook.com/StripKL for more details. 

xoxo


 
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