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Perfect Mist


I love window-shopping & am often fascinated with the latest fashion trends and technology gadgets in town. What better time to do so & for excuses to be able to make actual purchases for the New Year! Decided to shop during my leave & mustered the courage to hit busy Orchard Road, as there are many new shopping malls with the familiar brands.

And while doing my ‘ritual rounds’ in ION, I stopped by the OSIM outlet to say hi to Edmund. We chatted for a while and asked him if I could try out the uDream. But like a kid, I was easily distracted and shifted my attention to an egg look-alike product. According to Edmund, it is the uMist.

A humidifier that works splendidly in cold countries. In our case, in sunny Singapore! This will work very well for people who are constantly in air-conditioned room for prolonged hours.

You may not know the immediate ‘harm’ being in the air-conditioned room. Besides dry lips, I always feel dry cracks near my ankles and elbows. I hate those dry, white scaly skin, they make one look like a reptile. One of my ex-colleagues even had mild cold rash which she could not stop scratching, resulting in ugly scratch scabs. The usual moisturers & body lotions no longer work for her so she has to resort to applying prescribed medicated lotions regularly. So one shouldn’t be complacent & have the mindset that prevention is better than cure.

Kind Edmund demonstrated on how to use the uMist. It has a very clever & safe capability – it automatically switches off when the water tank dries up. There will be no incidents of overheating of the gadget that could cause fire.

And I am impressed that after loading the water, it is still very light & suitable for the elderly as well. I think it will benefit ah ma (grandma) especially since her skin is full of wrinkles & she doesn’t like applying moisturer. Maybe this will be a good present for her. Shall propose that to my parents.

I like the clean & simple color, white with a touch of relaxing light green that will definitely match any design or renovation themes in the office or at home.

Lastly, this will make a good gift as it is affordable & one can go buy off the rack because of its light weight. Due to time constraint, I had to leave without exploring the other smart gadgets or uDream but I told myself to visit soon, real soon.

Mist that’s hard to resist !

For those office ladies, hands up for those who boast of perfectly moisturised skin, plump with nature’s collagen and silky to the touch? Come on, don’t be shy.

No one?

It’s no wonder really. The typical office life may not be your skin’s best friend. While we all know that dry, recycled air is our skin’s nemesis, few are aware that  long-term emission effects from computers, photo-copiers and fax machines can have negative and cumulative effects on our once flawless skin.

I was appalled. For the past half year, I’ve been facing the laptop monitor for hours on end.

What kind of damage is happening right before my eyes?

Many are under the impression that being cooped inside our comfy offices and out of sight of the mighty sun rays mean that they are spared its skin-damaging effects.

Hell no. If you have not been slapping on at least a layer of SPF 15 protective moisturiser, it’s high time you start!

Ever since that alarming piece of information, I started to apply a layer of SPF70 sunscreen on my freckles, better known as The Milky Way. With that shield in place, I am ready to tackle all environmental conditions.

Well, almost all. Dryness caused by both the loved and dreaded air conditioner can be dampening to a woman’s spirits. Apart from constant lathering of lotion throughout the day, remember the simple rule: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Most women have the sense to carry a bottle of water wherever they go.  Always fill up and set a reminder to drink up, if need be. I know how crazy timelines can get. There’s hardly time for pee breaks, let alone to top up the tanks. But drinking water helps to refresh your mind and spirit, so doing so prepares us for the longer haul.

Now that we’ve got the inner defences up, let’s attack the outer elements. Since we can’t live without the air-con, let’s find ways to combat its drying effects using good old water again.

I remember back in my flying days, winter season was the most dreaded. My skin and lips would always end up cracked and super dry, no matter how much lotion I slathered on. Whenever we flew to Seoul and Tokyo, I would inevitably be the first to ‘chope’ (reserve) the hotel humidifier as soon as we checked in. (sorry girls!)

Demand for these skin-savers was always greater than supply!

If all else fails, the stewardesses will hang wet towels all over the room as a last resort.  I know of one who would sprinkle water directly on the carpet, all the way from the bathroom to the bed. Wet uniforms (yes, most of us do the washing instead of sending for expensive dry-cleaning services) hung a few hours ago would dry to a crisp should you leave the windows ajar!

Winter days are over for me but now that my days are spent in the office, hydration is top on the list. Moisturisers, lip balm, water and my trusty humidifier are within reach at all times. Yes, uMist is the latest addition to my arsenal of defence tools. I’ve used several different brands before but have yet to find one that combines several benefits in one nifty product like the uMist. For one, its price is one  I can’t resist.

It acts as an ionizer, providing negative ions that remove dust and other suspended impurities to improve air quality for a breath of fresh air– excellent for stuffy, stinky rooms. That’s great as my office carpet sorely needs a vacuum and I hate to imagine the amount of horrid dust attacking my sandwich.

I love the fact that other than making my skin moisturized and soft, an added bonus is the refreshing feel of its cool mist when I place my face in its trail – an instant wake- me-up.  Splendid!

Remember, dry skin ages faster than you could say “Moisturizer please” so fill up both tanks now – inner and outer!

What do you arm yourself with in the office?

OSIM uKimono Event with S.H.E.

Written by Gladys

gladys.profile116 November 2009 – Janet and I were invited to the OSIM Event where I got to be up and close to the cutesy Taiwanese trio group – S.H.E Press Conference

Did you know that OSIM is located at Basement four of Orchard Ion? I only knew on that day, and I was impressed with not only the event itself, but also the employees who serve the Singapore owned business.

at OSIM in ION Orchard

Under the strict guidance of the well-trained sales personnel Edward, he showed us the demo of their new baby, the uKimono.

3 lovely colours

This pretty device is available in three bright and happy colours, Sunkist Orange, Misty Lavender and Vibrant Red. How can one resist such a pretty sight?

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The best part of all, it targets the main areas I’m most concerned with, my tummy, butt and flabby thighs! Janet and I had fun trying out this twin powered osimotion that comes with an additional kneading function developed by Dr. Koto. Takayoshi, a Shiatsu Massage Expert in Japan.

Gladys_Wk1.2.pic7After the demo, we were ushered by the amicable OSIM staff to our VIP seats, the front row of the Press Conference! Yummy finger-food was dished out and cocktails resembling the 3 vibrant colours of the uKimono were served to the press and friends of OSIM.

I wasn’t expecting something like this honestly! We were thrilled! Such a pity that April and Janie couldn’t join us in this star-studded event.

When 93.3 DJ Junwei announced the arrival of the superstar trio, I recalled myself snapping away endlessly at the three petite silhouettes on my canon camera. The trio superstars are really as cute as they seem on television.

S.H.E. fans

Fans anticipating the arrival of OSIM’s new ambassadors, S.H.E.

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Check out their matching colours of their uKimonos and the cups! We have to give credit to the marketing people of OSIM for that.

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Gladys_Wk1.2.pic11S.H.E Hot tips: The audience looked on as Selina demonstrates the stretching exercise she incorporates with the uKimono to expedite the slimming process.  Hebe also reveals that apart from using the uKimono, a healthy diet plays an important role in maintaining her figure. For Ella, she loves the uKimono because it enhances blood circulation and relieves aches for her body as she dances a lot for her concerts.

Confetti!

Pretty confetti greeted my face at the end of the star-studded event. All the fans of S.H.E were happy!

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The marvellous staff of OSIM

From Left: Miss Sabrina and Mr Edward. Thank You very much!

Lastly, I have to mention this new baby on my wish-list, the OSIM uMist

Hydration is a must for dewy skin for girls like me who sleep in the air-conditioned room.

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May dreams come true!