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Lactacyd – the best female hygiene wash for my V

I was so happy when Lactacyd sent me the full range of their female hygiene wash because it’s my favourite!

Yeap, I do keep my lady bits fairly clean and fragrant, don’t you?

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Now that I’m pregnant (almost coming to 6 months) I feel that it’s even more important to include Lactacyd as part of my daily ablutions.

I want baby to come out smelling nice….

Ok kidding only!

Truth is, being pregnant means now I get all sorts of bodily discharges from that part of my body that I never even knew possible. Granted they’re safe (docs said so) but the smell could get pretty damn rank. Effectively rendering me feeling like the unsexiest whale on earth :(

Pregnant or not, I love Lactacyd range of products – I use every one of them, depending on my activities for the day.

# – 1. Lactacyd All-Day Fresh

Lactacyd All-Day Fresh is perfect for everyday use so it is the first one for the day. I love it!

It is very refreshing and lasts pretty much the whole day. Also, it contains lactic acid from natural milk extracts to prevent stickiness and the discomfort of irritation. Love it!

# – 2. Lactacyd Revitalize

Lactacyd Revitalize is the one I use before I go to bed. It is part of my anti-aging regiment, alongside my anti-aging skincare. What use of me looking younger if I undress to reveal a wrinkly, flapping l a b i a??? Teeheehee.

The mild formula, enhanced with vitamin E and collagen rejuvenates by preventing dryness and loss of skin elasticity. I supposed this would work very well for mothers who gave birth naturally too and I’m sure I will use a lot more of Lactacyd Revitalize once our baby has arrived. The liquid feels extra smooth and supple, very luxurious on the skin.

# – 3. Lactacyd Feminine Hygiene

Now Lactacyd Feminine Hygiene is the one I’ve noticed that I am using a lot more since I’ve gotten pregnant.

Damn weirdass discharges. Thank you hormones. Not!

Lactacyd Feminine Hygiene balances out the pH in the intimate area, an issue that plague many pregnant women. Thanks to its unique combination of natural milk Lactoserum/Lactic acid, Lactacyd Feminine Hygiene maintains your natural vagina pH, giving your lady bits freedom from infection, itching and unappetising odour.

And yes, this is the Lactacyd product that we’re most familiar with, the one that your gynae, sister and mother would recommend.

I also think it’s perfect for travelling, because it keeps you fresh, like forever!

Speaking of travelling, Lactacyd All-Day Care Wipes are available for the times when you don’t have the chance to make pit stops for some freshening up.

# – 4. Lactacyd Soft & Silky

I use Lactacyd Soft & Silky when I know that I will be getting lucky hehehehehe. Yeah, just cause I’m pregnant doesn’t mean I ain’t getting some! In fact, I don’t think I’ve felt more sexy :)

With extra 10% milk-based moisturizing ingredients, it makes my V-zone extra silky and supple. Of course, the light floral scent accentuates the feeling of silky softness and everything else.

# – 5. Lactacyd White Intimate

Lactacyd White Intimate is made with natural lightening ingredients, which are plant based Actipone-B and marine-based Algowhite to gently lighten the skin around the intimate area. Based on a user test on 100 Asian women by Synovate Ipsos from September – December 2011, 9 out of 10 Asian women claim to see visible lightening results within 4 weeks based on actual product use test.

So besides cleansing, you also get the benefit of having fairer bits in the long run.

There, 5 very different feminine wash for 5 very different purposes. Which one are you choosing? Or better, use all of them!

# – Five very different feminine wash for 5 very different purposes.

Lactacyd products are available at all major pharmacies and super/hyper markets.

You may also get your free samples here! Remember to like www.facebook.com/lactacydloveyourv for tips on beauty, lifestyle, contests and promotions!

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Red tide.

This was supposed to be a private post but I feel like I need to share it because it’s important. Initially I try to post only positive things about my pregnancy but the truth is, the thought that the worst could happen is always at the back of my head.

I don’t mean to say I am incapacitated by a constant fear for the worst but I feel like somehow publicly acknowledging that I have problems with my first pregnancy, along with the great things about it (better hair, better skin, better moods, etc) that I will be able to show a more realistic situation.

When I was about to hit the 3 month mark, something really scary happened, which I have written in length below. I am close to 6 months pregnant now and everyday I am thankful that I could feel every kick and movement from my baby.

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It was 9 March 2014, 1pm. As soon as I looked down, my body went cold. Staring back at me was what used to be my pristine white panties, now stained with brownish, reddish stains.

I called out for Gareth, he rushed into our bathroom. I could see his face crumbled upon seeing what I had just seen.

We had been anticipating the end of the week as it marked the beginning of my 12-week pregnancy – the end of my 1st trimester. This was supposed to be the safe time to announce one’s pregnancy. We were so excited to finally be able to openly share our good news. We planned to make the announcement on Gareth’s birthday.

Suddenly, all our plans seemed a million years away. I was so confused. I felt numb but at the same time, I had to keep telling myself that this is common and it happens to many people.

It’s common, it’s common, it’s common…and yet, I felt numb. I told G we had to go to the hospital.

It was a Sunday and the O&G section had its shutters down. I was disappointed as I thought hospitals were supposed to operate 24/7. We decided to head to the emergency room instead.

There was quite a crowd. “I am pregnant and I am bleeding”, I told the young man behind the counter. I was whisked to the back of the emergency room almost immediately.

They gave me a basic check-up and then they told me my obgyn was on the way. She arrived from home 1/2 hour later.

She started giving me an ultrasound. As soon as I saw the image on the screen – the outline of a fetus with a tiny beating heart and fingers, tears started welling up in my eye. I dreaded what my doctor was going to tell me next – that our baby would start leaving my body.

Instead, she said the baby looked great, and I had no clots around my uterus which was a good sign. She told me I am suffering from a condition called “threatened miscarriage” and nobody, not even doctors know exactly why it happens. What she can do is give me some progesterones and a lot of rest. I was due to see her in another week.

Husband and I made jokes about how his Welsh blood would make the baby extra strong and that he or she would stick all the way to September (my due date).

It’s been two days since the terrible day. I am still spotting but I’ve never soaked through one sanitary pad per day, which to me is really good. In fact, I’ve never had any unusual cramp.

A moment ago though, while doing the number 2, I painlessly passed the largest lump of dark blood clot since I started spotting a couple of days ago. It’s the sized of a dried sliced apricot. This episode shook me a little.

We decided against going to the emergency, because I am not in pain and honestly there is nothing I can do if my body decides to purge it. We are just hoping for the best.

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A week after I wrote the above, I stopped bleeding. Doc gave me another scan and confirmed everything was okay. We went on to announce the pregnancy and I even went clubbing at Velvet (hah, don’t know how to die right?).

Since, my confidence about this pregnancy increased daily. Everytime I looked down onto my panties and saw nothing, I’d say a little atheist prayer.

A couple of months passed and a few days ago, it happened again. Spots of blood on my panties and in the toilet. Sigh.

That dreadful feeling came back, the questions and the constant googling about losses at this advanced stage. In the end I decided that I need to calm my shit down. We didn’t even go to the emergency room, I have done enough reading to know that as long as I’m not gushing blood and not having severe cramps being at the emergency room won’t help.

Thankfully, the spotting has reduced significantly. I am hoping it’s just a pattern – something that happens to me as I enter a new trimester. Maybe it’s the universe’s way of keeping me humble. It sure is effective.

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Lance and Melissa got hitched!

Finally, these two birds have gotten hitched in the eyes of society hehe. What a fun, great wedding party!

The venue was at Tujo, Ascott Kuala Lumpur – love the glass ceiling and walls!

# – Lance and Melissa <3

The groom surprised the bride with some kind of epic military truck as bridal car, haha. Amazing!

# – Imagine the groom’s entourage all decked out in military costume coming out of this truck to take the bride away! Haha.

# – Wedding vows time! I cried a little course it was beautiful! Mel looked spectacular!

# – The newlyweds cut the cake.

The cake was super delicious…so moist and buttery!

In fact, a little girl seated just behind us was eating so much of the cake we overheard the father telling her to “Stop eating the cake” in a booming voice, hahahhaa.

# – Awwww :)

# – The cake. Yums yums yums.

# – Me and hubs selfie.

Wedding party started at 3pm and didn’t end till after midnight. Blame Lance for the non-stop booze…been a while since I saw all the terbabas faces, pictures shall not be published in public domain. Hahahaha.

Thanks for having us at your beautiful wedding! So happy for your guys…Love you two! <3

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