Saturday, 28 May 2016

Baby samples link & Government Hospital bag Checklist

New Parent? Baby on the way? There are plenty of baby products in the market. From diapers to bottles to breast pump and even formula(for parents who decided not to breastfeed). Being a parent is a very challenging event where you have to make all the decisions some before baby is even born (example, diapers and which hospital to choose).

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Tohato Caramel Corn Review

A breastfeeding mom always feels hungry, don't you think so? I do, I always feels hungry and wanted to grab a snack every time I see one (I am not greedy, I am just hungry.. :Ϸ ). We went to AEON Mall Bukit Mertajam one day and we love to stop by Daiso and I saw these cute packed snacks at their rack near the counter. Daiso sells all of their item at one flat rate price at RM5.30 (Including GST). I grabbed a packet and open it once paid. 

At Daiso
Always RM5.30

Saturday, 21 May 2016

HappyBaby Organic Yogis Review

I was in the mist of searching how to make yogurt melt and it is indeed a little messy until I came across about HappyBaby organic Yogis. It is actually a freeze-dried yogurt with fruits type of snack. Jelly is still not yet at a helping age at the kitchen yet so I might as well try purchasing this for her to snack. It comes in a pouch bag and has a seal zip to avoid moisture into the snack. In my view point, in is a little pricey compared to the HappyBaby Oragnic puffs considering the weight and amount of the snack.

The packaging design looks interesting

Monday, 16 May 2016

Pure Beauty CC cream Review

Pure Beauty is having a campaign with WOOP which provide free full size sample to test and review on them. I selected the Natural tone of CC cream and it comes with two tones (Ivory and Natural). They even sent it to my door step with a pretty box!

Pure Beauty CC Cream
WOOP given me a 40ml CC cream with a nice box!

Pure Beauty CC Cream
The ingredient list

The ingredient list is indeed very long...  as below:
Aqua, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Niacinamide, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Butylene Glycol Discaprylate/Discaprate, Micam Iron Dioxide (CI 77492), Diphenyisiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Triceteareth-4 Phosphate, Glycol Stearate, Silica, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, PEG-2 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloydimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Carnorner, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Isohexaadecane, Tromethamine, Chlorphenesin, Parfum, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orang) Peel Oil, Polysorbet 80, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Prunus Serrulata Flower Extract, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Rose Hybrid Flower Estract, Nulumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Disodium EDTA, Rosa Damanscena Flower Water, Aqua(Glacial Water), Polydecene, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Malva Sylbestris (Mallow) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Squalane, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Clyceryl Caprylate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Salicylate, Geranoil, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropiomal, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, BEnzyl Bensoate CL 77491, CI 774599

Pure Beauty CC Cream
Pure Beauty CC Cream introduction

Pure Beauty CC Cream
Instruction to use
It's also made in Korea
After going through and reading the labels of the CC cream, I try applying some on my hand to see how it feels like. Below is a photo of the cream, it is paste like and not watery. The tone i choose is a little darker compared to my face skin tone.
Pure Beauty CC Cream
The texture of the CC cream

Before and After applying CC cream

As you can see on the photo above, the left side has shimmering and glitters compared to the right side. I am not a fan of glitters... so this is what I don't really like about this cream... Besides that it also does manage to correct uneven skin tone but just for a little improvement. Result is still acceptable.

~ Light and thin, able to correct mild uneven skin tone, but if the tone shades are too far, it is still noticeable.
~ Able to keep skin hydrate and doesn't melt easily if sweat.
~ Has noticeable glitters.
~ Comes in a tube form. Easy to keep in cosmetic bag.
~ When applied onto the skin, need to massage quite a while for the cream to be fully absorbed by the skin.
Price: RM 49.90 in Watsons
Notes to add :
~ Come in 2 shades, Ivory (which is lighter) and Natural (which is darker)
~ Has SPF 30 ++ PA can be applied as a sunscreen
~ Made in Korea
~ If irritation occurs, stop using and consult a dermatologist. 
~ Avoid contact with eyes, and if it does, rinse with water and consult a doctor if necessary.

This product is provided by WOOP for testing and review but it is my own honest review.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Easy Oven Baked Chicken Recipe

It was when I was scrolling on Instagram and saw some posting on chicken dish, and they look delicious! Downside on me with cooking is that I had a toddler so prepare time must be short else she will cling on me before I finish cooking. So I choose to oven bake instead. I manage to prepare the chicken and marinate in the morning and cook it during lunch time and served with rice. Another advantage of cooking using a conventional oven is that the oven does the cooking! This recipe in which I am going to share is also suitable for kids, and Jelly loves it. Recipe as below: 

Easy Oven Baked Chicken Recipe

Chicken Recipe
Best served with rice

Friday, 13 May 2016

DW Steamboat and BBQ Review 大胃王烧烤火锅

It is family day again! As usual my in laws wanted seafood, so we are in Butterworth area and we plan to try buffet Steamboat and BBQ. It has been a while since I had dine here and this shop has been operating for more than 3 years (because I dine here before 3 years ago... lol!)  The shop is located opposite of Econsave in Butterworth and it s a corner lot and easily being spotted. 

DW Steamboat and BBQ shop

Monday, 9 May 2016

Lunavie Breast Pad and Nursing Cover review

Since I am still breast feeding my 16 months old toddler, I manage to get to test out LUNAVIE breast pads and nursing cover. Below is a simple explanation about them:
Lunavie was started with the aim to create a reliable source of mummy and baby-friendly products for our customers. We strive to make your parenthood easier and more affordable without compromising on the quality. Our mission is to provide exceptional products that support women during the journey of breastfeeding and nurturing babies.
They are also having great promotion at their booth in baby fair which located at Mid Valley from 12 May to 15 May. 

Lunavie breast pad and nursing cover
Nursing Cover and Breast Pad for review and testing

Lunavie Breast Pad Review 
When my milk supply is just starting to adjust to my baby's needs, a breast pad is indeed needed to "absorb" leakage while experiencing a "letdown". Sometimes one side of my breast will also leak milk when baby is nursing on another side. Having a suitable breast pad is important as it will well absorb the leakage and also not making breast area too humid and cause bacteria to grow. Although I no longer experience leakage or letdown as often now because my supply had adjusted to my toddler's demand, but I still do wear breast pad just in case of a leakage. Lunavie breast pads comes in a box of 36 pcs (18pairs). It is also contoured and curved to be able to stay put at the bra and cover the breast better.
Lunavie Breast Pad in a Box of 30pcs + 6pcs Free

How to Use:
1) Remove the individual packed breast pad from the packaging.
 Lunavie Breast Pad


2) Peel off the double adhesive tape

3) Stick the pad on the inside of your bra cup. Make sure the soft cotton lining is facing your skin.



~ Soft and smooth, comfortable and dry while wearing for long hours and does feel "breathable".
~ The pad is curved with 3D contoured shape to cover the nipple area better.
~ Pad is thin and hardly notice it is there in the bra.
~ The pad has adhesive tape on the sides to keep the pads on place.
~ Comes in individual packaging for hygiene purposed.
Where to get them:
Notes to add (Caution):
~ Change the breast breast pad frequently.
~ Keep out of reach of children.
~ If irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult doctor if condition persists.

Lunavie Nursing Cover Review

When I am out and about with Jelly, I often nurse her outside and often use a normal scarf as a nursing cover. Because normal scarf is not meant to use as a nursing over, sometimes I feel it is a little inconvenience as Jelly won't stay still while nursing (I think all toddlers do! LOL!) I had the opportunity to test Lunavie Nursing Cover and I feel that it is a lot more convenience because it won't open apart like scarf does. My husband agrees that the material is indeed nice to touch and it is stretchy and appears more comfortable compared to those non stretchable fabric. In this review I will also use my toddler as a model... haha!

Jelly and her Kawaii Pose

How to Wear:
1) Loop over the scarf and let it rest on your shoulder like a poncho.

Lunavie Nursing Cover
Wear it like a poncho

2) Unbutton your nursing bra.
3) Catch (Hold your toddler) on your comfortable position and start nursing!
Jelly need some time to adjust of having a nursing cover over her
After a few struggles she manage to stay still for a while

4) After nursing, you can wear the nursing cover as a scarf.
Lunavie Nursing Cover
Just loop over the tail into the center hole to make a scarf

~ Light weight and easy to carry around, either wear as a scarf or in the diaper bag.
~ Smooth and having a stretchy material so that mom or baby can expend or stretch further to move in comfortable position.
~ Made from breathable material and gentle on baby's skin.

Notes to add (Care):
~ Hand wash. Use non-chlorine bleach when needed. Line dry. Iron when needed, using low temperature.
~ Come in 4 colors to suit your own personality!
Brown Dot Nursing Cover

Leopard Print Nursing Cover

Printed Pink Nursing Cover

Purple Nursing Cover

Wanting to know more about their products? Visit them at Mid Valley Baby Fair from 12 May to 15 May!!

More info about LUNAVIE:
Instagram:  lunavie_com

Friday, 6 May 2016

SHILLS Acne No More Bubble Mask Review

Every women dream to have a flawless smooth skin... It is that bubble mask is in trend now and I eventually manage to get my hands on one of this Shills product from Taiwan (my husband's friend help me to get from Tao Bao China which cost much lower compare to buying it in Malaysia). With high expectations, after getting the product from my husband's friend, I eagerly tested the product right away!

This is the product which comes in 120ml package.

This is the product which comes in 120ml package.

To prevent counterfeit goods, SHILLS website has a system to check

In order to check how authentic is this product, SHILLS website has a page for you to check on the printed serial code at the product.

Screenshot taken from SHILLS website

My product is actually genuine

Lets move on to review on the product. It is in mousse form when squeeze out from the nozzle. The color has a very light shade of grey. It has no unpleasant smell, just a very slight sweet scent.
How the mousse look like
After squeezing out and I tried applying to my nose area. Eventually the mousse is not sticky and it won't apply to the skin easily. The foam will get lesser around 2 minutes after apply which leaves skin kinda sticky and when gently rub, black substance like rubber will appear. I am not sure is it to convince user that it is actually blackheads (but actually it's from the mousse). After rubbing and massaging my nose area for 1 minute, then I just wash off the black substance with tab water. result as per below:

How it looks like after 2 minutes

After the foams are gone, gently rub will have black substance appear

It didn't show much effect, only clear a little after wash off using clean water

Review Summary: 
Texture/Feeling: Firm mousse which a little hard to apply evenly on face. It sticks to the fingers more than on the face. It has a faint sweet scent and no unpleasant smell. 
Price:  I got mine from China Tao Bao at RMB 40 (estimated RM 25)
Source: Not really sure. will update once I know where to get them. Online stores eventually have them, like Hermo or Lelong

This product review is not sponsored and it is my own honest review.