Friday, July 21, 2017

A Healthier Lifestyle

Back in January I had made a resolution to do some sort of exercise on all my days off... well, that died a couple months in haha. So, here is another post to not only motivate you but also remind me to get healthy and fit again.

Here are some changes that I still need to enforce for me to live a healthier lifestyle. All of them would be beneficial for you too, and if you're already a pro and doing all of this... then you gotta help me get better!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Collection Swatches

From L to R: Salute, Keep it Coral, High Flyer, Trendsetter, Look Who's Talking

The easiest way to dress up a look on the face is with lip colour, so I can never get enough of lipsticks! Thank you Rimmel for gifting me their latest The Only 1 Matte Lipstick Classic Collection (Instagram contests ftw!)! There is also a Bold Collection that consists of vibrant and statement colours.

The Rimmel lipsticks are some of my favourites from the drugstore, especially the Lasting Finish by Kate range. Whether it's satin or matte finish,  it feels moisturizing and it doesn't dry out my lips. They're pigmented well enough and the colour lasts. I would only need to reapply once during the entire day. The darker colours do slightly bleed out of the lip lines so it would be helpful to wear a lip liner. They're only $7.98 at Walmart!

Here are the colours and swatches! Couldn't have taken these shots without my dear C. <3

200 Salute

600 Keep It Coral

610 High Flyer

700 Trendsetter

750 Look Who's Talking

From top to bottom: Salute, Keep it Coral, High Flyer, Trendsetter, Look Who's Talking

Which of the colours do you like?!

Until next time, Des

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mixit: Customize Your Granola!

Whenever I go to the grocery store, the granola or trail mix that are ready made always have something that I don't like (e.g. raisins) or has something I like missing in it (e.g. dried strawberries). Well, all my problems are now solved with Mixit!

Mixit is a Canadian company located in Quebec. The owners Oldrich and Stephanie wanted to create a food option that was healthier, customized, and fun for everyone! Whether it's for breakfast or a midday snack, you can choose to get their pre-made mixes or create your own by selecting from a variety of granola, dried fruits, nuts, and seeds. All the ingredients are sourced locally. To top it all off, you get to choose the design and art of your Mixit tube as well! 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Top Five Laneige Products

Laneige is a Korean skincare brand that I adore. Their products work very well for me and I had the opportunity to try a bunch of them. If you want to check out this skincare line, here are my top five recommendations for you!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Different Paramedics?

You may be wondering, "why am I writing about such a random topic?". Well, it's actually not that random for me. :P The bf is a paramedic! Some of you have asked about the different classes of paramedics and which one he is. I took the opportunity to ask him and to learn more myself!

There are three main classes of paramedics. Each denote their scope of practice:

Primary Care Paramedic (PCP)

They are the entry level paramedics in some provinces, one of them being Ontario. The bf is a primary care paramedic. They can perform defibrillation, administer oxygen, start an IV, administer symptom relief medications, perform trauma immobilization, and other basic medical care. The final medical diagnosis is still needed by a doctor at the hospital.

Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)

There is a higher demand for advanced care paramedics because of their advanced skills and education as a practitioner. They carry and administer a greater variety of medication than the PCP. ACP's can also conduct more skilled procedures such as intubation for airway management or provide pharmacological relief for various conditions. They have a larger scope of practice than the PCP.

Critical Care Paramedic (CCP)

CCP's are significantly experienced as ACP's. Not only do they work in ambulances but also helicopters as well. Their expertise is especially needed when they're transporting a critical care patient from one hospital to another. Their scope of practice allows them to perform needed procedures on a patient during the transport that a doctor or nurse would usually do. This prevents the sending hospital from losing highly trained staff on patient transfers. CCP's cover the scope of practice of PCP's and ACP's, along with additional skills that only they can do (e.g. mechanical ventilation).

There are also paramedics that specialize in a certain type of work, which is also further classified by the scope of practice as discussed above. Some of them include:
- Flight paramedics
- Tactical paramedics (provide specialized medical care to the emergency task force of police)
- Rapid response paramedics (trained and equipped to work alone and provide full paramedic care  using a smaller vehicle that's not a traditional ambulance so that they can get to the scene quicker)

Hopefully you were able to gain some insight! I definitely did, and I truly respect the role that the bf has in providing emergency care to our city. :)

Until next time, Des

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother

There are days when your makeup needs to last from early morning to late night. Especially now when the warmer weather is rolling around the corner, I would need something to help everything stay in place. This is where the new Shiseido IBUKI Smart Filtering Smoother* comes handy!

Where to buy: Hudson's Bay, Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart

Cost: $29

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Eye Post #12: What Does "RO" Mean?

Desiree Law, B.Sc, RO

Some people have asked me what RO stands for. RO is the designation of a "Registered Optician".

Opticians are regulated by the College of Opticians of Ontario (COO), one of 21 health Colleges established by the law. COO is responsible for ensuring that the optical services provided by licensed opticians to the public of Ontario are safe, ethical, and high quality care.

Aside from schooling and minimum 1000 co-op hours, opticians are required to pass a three day national licensing exam to ensure that they are capable and knowledgeable to provide all the services required of an optician for eyeglasses and contact lenses. Some of the skills tested include frame adjustment and measurements, inserting/removing contact lenses for a patient, determining an unknown prescription from a pair of glasses, etc.

When COO has recognized that you have completed all the schooling requirements and have successfully passed the licensing exam, they will grant you the designation of RO.

I hope that this has helped you understand my career in the optical industry! :)

Until next time, Des

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