Monday, January 11, 2016


If you missed it, this is a sequel to the first blog post I had up about the new contact lens I found and have taken the challenge to trial for five nights throughout December. Read it first here before coming back to this post to hear whether you should get them and why!

Top: Alias Mae 'Civic' shoes in red | Levi's shorts | Vintage knit ribbed top | Marc Bale watch 

Bottom: DAILIES TOTAL1 contact lens | The Peach Box bracelet | Louis Vuitton wallet | Marc Bale watch | Uniqfind Marble laptop case | Rings from Samantha Wills, The Peach Box

Photos by Peter Hunt and myself

After five night's worth of Christmas parties and NYE shenanigans, it's safe to say that I have had my fair share of the DAILIES TOTAL1 experience and am here to deliver my verdict: it's five yes'es from me, and I'll see you at..... your soon-to-be-built DAILIES TOTAL1 shrine. That will be in my room, next my mirror. Where I'll reach for you every morning.

Here's a play by play of the five night events I attended. 

Apologies, bad joke. I won't put you through that. All I'll do say is, DAILIES TOTAL1 really did the job for me. I have officially lost/ misplaced my contact lens liquid eye drop because let's be honest - I don't need it anymore!

My eyes are brighter than before and get tired less easily compared to my old lens which is, funnily, also from Alcon, except it is dated. It will be SOO hard to switch back to my own lens once I run out of DAILIES TOTAL1, but I'll have to, since I have about 4 large packs of them at home (I bought them in bulk from OPSM online when they did a deal once.)

So much so to the point that I find myself limiting my TOTAL1's usage to reach for the blue Dailies All Day Comfort now if I know I'll be home early. And when I know I'll be out after work, I'll wear my brown DAILIES TOTAL1s. 

Pro: Incredible comfort. They don't just do their job - they've OUTDONE themselves. I think us contact lens wearers are used to 'putting up' with uncomfortable lenses because of the lack of technology available. The same way people from the 50's wore thick and heavy rimmed glasses and put up with the discomfort because they rather that than put up with blurry eyesight. So now that we've got the luxury of this new technology, what's stopping me? 

Which leads me to....

Con: The price. $$$$$$$$$$$$.

 You pay for what you get -- fits exactly in this situation. It is an extremely high quality product, but it is easily more than twice of what I am used to paying for my All Day Comforts. However, rather than a luxury, I see the TOTAL1 as an essential. The health of my eyes are so important to me, and of course I'm going to give them as much oxygen and comfort they need to help me see clearly everyday. 

Before anyone accuses me of encouraging consumerism, I just want to explain that the nature of my job requires me working in front of a computer every single day so this is definitely an investment for me. If you are still a teenager in high school or still studying and not earning enough to support yourself, I can understand it might not be the right time for you to invest in them yet... wait a few more years and I promise you won't regret purchasing these! :)


Hope you guys enjoyed reading my review. 

Enter the Rafflecopter competition below! 

All you have to do is follow me on Instagram @bamitsjoanne and leave a comment below with: 

1. Your Name

2. Your Email Address

3. Comment on this blog post something you would love to do if you had more contact time each day i.e. head to the beach or dinner with friends. 

Don't forget you can head to More Contact Time for more info on the lenses.

I'll pick one random winner to win the $100 gift voucher from The Iconic.

Good luck and I'll see you in my next post! :)  

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored, but all opinions are -- and will always be -- my own. 

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8 thoughts

  1. Happy (belated) birthday!! Hope you had a super fab new years as well :)
    I've been putting off getting glasses for as long as I can (I'm only short sighted in one eye, so I can get away with it), so ideally I'd move onto contacts as quickly as I can. The Total1s sound like a good transition for any contact newbs!

    Mel // izzipenelope

    1. Hi Mel! Thanks so much for commenting! Sorry but I had issues with the previous Rafflecopter so if you can please enter again to make sure your entry is in this new version that will be great :) Thank you and good luck!! You sure sound like your need some DAILIES TOTAL1's xx

      Jo xx

  2. flo

    Enjoy dinner with my son and my wife

  3. I would go travelling around Cambodia and Vietnam with my friends without having to worry about getting my eyes infected from fidgeting with solution and contact cases (and I'll get to go swimming at the beaches with clear vision!)

    Shona Li

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  5. If I had more time I wish I could be able to travel more and experience new things!

    Cynthia Nguyen

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  7. If I had more time, I'd spend it travelling, improving my photography and art skills as well as cherish moments spent with friends and family :)


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