Thursday, October 30, 2014

Biolane




Will be starting to use a range of products from Biolane for Baby Elroy!

As you all know, Elroy has super sensitive skin. And not all products in the market can be used on newborns but these Biolane products, both the Normal range and the Dermo-Paediatrics range, are suitable.

Biolane products are specially formulated to protect and meet the needs of the baby’s skin. All the active ingredients are carefully selected for their non-aggressive nature so that they are suitable even for the most sensitive skin. They contain 2 core ingredients - What Protein and Wheat Oil. These 2 ingredients contribute to minimise moisture loss/dehydration, nourishes and protects their skin.

Guaranteed to be alcohol and paraben-free, they are formulated at physiological pH and maintain the skin’s natural balance. The products are also recommended by paediatricians and used in maternity wards for over 35 years, accompanying millions of new-borns and their parents for their first days!

Most of their products are formulated with hydra-bléïne that has a unique natural complex with wheat protein and oil that helps limit water loss and has a moisturizing action. That way, hydrolipidic balance is maintained.

Here is the list of Biolane products I have received and will be doing a review for after using it :)


Baby Care/Skin Care


Nourishing and Moisturizing Cream
Ideal for moisturizing dry and sensitive skin on the face and body
- High tolerance cream containing an innovative complex of nourishing and soothing active ingredients.
- Rich in amino acids, minerals and pro-vitamin B5, promotes skin regeneration.
- Concentration of active ingredients helps reduce redness and feelings of irritation.
-With hydra-bléïne®, a combination of lipids and wheat proteins limits water loss (dehydration) and oil-replenishes the epidermis.
- Result: The skin is moisturized and protected. Recovers softness, elasticity and comfort.
- Formulated without Paraben, which actually says that there are no chemicals in it.
- Creamy subtly scented texture spreads easily and is quickly absorbed.

Gentle Moisturizing Spray
Biolane Moisturizing Spray moisturizes and softens baby’s sensitive skin in the bat of an eyelid
Nourishes, softens and soothes the skin
Practical, the spray format makes it simple and fast to apply, for babies, mothers and indeed, the whole family.
- With hydra-bléïne®, a combination of lipids and wheat proteins limits water loss (dehydration) and oil-replenishes the epidermis.
- Moisturized and protected the skin regains long-lasting softness, suppleness and comfort.
- Tested under dermatological control, Biolane Moisturizing Spray is instantly absorbed due to its fluid, light and non-greasy texture. It leaves the skin subtly scented.


Liquid Talc
All the properties of classic talc without the inconvenience of a volatile powder
- Formulated to minimize the risk of an allergy
- New formula of emulsion that, on contact with the skin, transforms into talc. Its formula reproduces all the properties of classic talc while avoiding the problems of volatility of a powder.
- Has been specially designed to protect all of an infant's skin folds that are sensitive to redness and irritation (neck, legs, bottom, armpits, etc)
- Its plant-origin powder gently absorbs any excess dampness responsible for irritation. It strengthens the skin's natural protective film against harsh external factors (urine, stools, rubbing of clothes and nappies, etc).
- Prevents redness and irritation.
- Its formula with hydra-bléïne® helps to soften baby's skin.

Sweet Almond Oil Spray
Softens, nourishes and protects baby’s fragile skin
- Rich in essential fatty acids, Biolane Sweet Almond Oil softens, nourishes and protects baby's fragile skin.
- With 100% natural origin ingredients, preservative and fragrance-free, Biolane Sweet Almond Oil makes even the most delicate skin soft and supple.
- Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E
- Nourishes in-depth, softens and fortifies the epidermis.
- Formulated with Paraben
- 100% pure oil.
- Maximum hygiene.
- Super convenient: its spray format makes its easy to apply and provides maximum hygiene
Economical: its precise dosage avoids waste.

BATH-TIME



Essential Cleansing Emulsion
Ideal for gently washing the body and scalp of infants
- Brings you all the pleasure of cleansing with water without its drying effects.
- Guaranteed soap-free, it cleanses and purifies baby's skin while limiting the drying effects of hard water and maintains the skin's natural balance.
- Tested under dermatological control, its formula enables the bath water to maintain a pH close to a physiological pH.
- Its pearlescent texture does not run, only slightly lathers and does not sting the eyes.
- Limits water loss (dehydration) and oil-enriches the epidermis: nourished and protected, baby's skin maintains its hydro-lipidic balance.
- Used daily, it leaves your baby's skin clean, soft and subtly scented.
- Formulated without Paraben.

Gentle Shampoo
A gentle formula for baby's hair, that also suitable for the whole family
- Cleans and untangles baby's hair in a single operation.
- Its soap-free formulation preserves the skin's natural balance.
- Tested under dermatological and ophthalmological supervision, it cleans gently, without stinging the eyes.
- Enriched in honey, with untangling properties, it makes combing easier.
- Limits water loss (dehydration), nourishes and protects hair.
- Its very light texture does not run and is easy to rinse out.
- Formulated without Paraben.
Appropriate for frequent washing of adults’ hair.
Result: its high-tolerance formula renders hair soft, shiny and easy to comb.


2 in 1 Body and Hair Cleanser
Delicately cleanses your children’s skin and hair in one simple step
-Formula containing honey makes hair styling easier
-Guaranteed soap-free, it cleanses without drying and maintains the skin’s natural balance.
-With hydra-bléïne®, a combination of lipids and wheat proteins limits water loss (dehydration) and oil-replenishes the epidermis.
-Tested under dermatological and ophthalmological control, it does not sting the eyes.
-Its subtly scented transparent gel texture makes it really pleasant to use.


CLEANSING


Pure H20
A rinse-free cleanser for baby’s face, body and diaper area
- This new form of galenic texture enables cleansing without rinsing, thus avoiding the drying action of washing with water.
Tested under dermatological control and formulated with a physiological pH, its very mild cleansing base maintains the skin's natural balance and can be used on any sensitive areas of the face and body.
Limits water loss (dehydration) and oil-replenishes the epidermis.
Cleanses and moisturizes* the skin in one simple step.
Used daily it leaves baby's skin soft, fresh and subtly scented.
Formulated without Paraben, therefore no chemicals in the product. 

Wipes
Thick H2o Baby Wipes
Ideal for every occasion, convenient to use.
-Specially formulated for diaper-changing for sensitive skin they clean baby's face, body and diaper area perfectly without the need to rinse.
-Tested under dermatological control and with an alcohol-free formula, Biolane Thick H2O Baby Wipes clean all sensitive areas safely while maintaining the skin's natural balance.
-With hydra-bléïne®, the combination of lipids and wheat proteins limits water loss (dehydration) and oil-replenishes the epidermis.
-Rinse free cleansing

Shop Biolane Products
Biolane products can be purchase at selected Watsons, Robinsons and Kiddy Palace stores

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I'll use it for a month and blog about which are my favorite Biolane products!
Hope it won't disappoint because I've heard positive feedback from mummies who have used it before. :)

Good news for my readers!

Get a 2-in-1 Hair and Body Cleanser (sample size) just by following these easy steps!

1) Like the Biolane Facebook Page

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3) Comment on the post and quote 'Tammy'

4) PM on the Facebook page with your delivery address

Limited to the first 100 participants so hurry!


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Yosi Samra in Singapore


 You wouldn't guess what i'm pulling out of my bag!!!

THOSE ARE SHOES!

The bag above is a Celine Nano and it's a small bag. This is how small it is...


Able to fit Shoes in the bag AND have sufficient space for all my necessities like my phone, wallet and keys... Awesome?!?!

But of course, not all shoes can fit!

I would like to introduce to you my latest flats from Yosi Samra New York! Yes, they are now launched for the first time in Singapore on Just Tangy


They are brought in by www.justtangy.com and already launched on their website. 
(if you remember they are the ones who brought in the lovely horseshoe charm previously)

Yosi Samra is a New York designer who came up with this awesome ballet flats which every girl needs in their wardrobe. They are stylish, comfy and also comes in a whole range of colours! 

You can read more about Yosi Samra here http://justtangy.blogspot.sg/2014/10/yosi-samra-in-singapore.html

Now that I have to carry my baby boy around while running errands, I have to wear super comfy shoes and this pair of flats are perfect!


It is so easy to slip on these ballet flats everyday and is definitely an essential. Every girl got to have a pair of comfy ballet flats right?

I got patent black because they look good in almost everything!

And big plus – they are foldable and easily carried around in the small pouch that the flats comes with. When I am wearing my heels after a long day, I can swap them out for my flats and that is so convenient! It's great for party nights out with the girls! GONE ARE THE DAYS YOU HAVE TO SUFFER IN HEELS. HEHE.

 
And they also come in a huge range of colours and Just Tangy will be bringing more colours in December, like Gold - perfect Christmas gift! 

For now, they have launched the classic core colours which you would need everyday like Blush Nude and Charcoal silver, don’t forget to head over their website before these comfy babies get sold out!

Shop these comfy flats at 
 www.justtangy.com

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ellysage





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 Audrey Hepburn




Snow White 




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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Frozen Breastmilk


Another update on my BFing journey!

Bought a chest freezer ($300+ from Best Denki) specially to store my breast milk. Read that milk stored in a chest freezer can last up to 6 months! Whereas in a normal freezer only 2-3 months.

In just 5 weeks post-partum I have accumulated around 100 packets of milk (150-180ml each). Woohoo! Was worried how to go on storing milk since I have already flooded the freezer at my parent's and my place so the chest freezer was a Need! Hopefully when I'm done with it there'll be people who would wanna buy the freezer from me. Was looking high and low for a second hand one but don't know where to find. Or maybe.....keep it for a long time and store pints of ice cream!!! I'll never run out of ice cream at home lol! Or maybe....keep it till I have another baby!! Haha. After Elroy, I'm even more in love with babies! I have always loved babies but now my love for babies are even more mad. It's like I can totally understand why people find it hard to stop at 1. When I was pregnant I was all "I can't do this all over again man. No more!!!!" Well I take back what I said. I would definitely love to go through pregnancy again cus seeing and holding your baby is the best feeling ever!

It has been pretty discouraging seeing Elroy's acne & rashes get worse because of my breast milk though? But the pediatrician said "please don't stop, Breast is Best". Many have asked how long I want to breastfeed for...well, honestly I really don't know how long I intend to breast feed! The recommended period is 9 months. I'll try to pump and store as much as I can and hopefully reach 9 months successfully! Maybe I can stop at 5 months? Maybe I would have enough to feed him till we reach the 9 month mark.

Today I went out for quite long and brought my pump along. It wasn't easy finding a comfortable place to pump though! I actually sat in a toilet to pump for 20min. Felt that the milk was "dirty" and actually pumped and dump. Damn heart pain to throw leh even though my milk supply is abundant. But I really couldn't feed the milk pumped when I was sitting on a toilet to my baby. :/ then I thought to myself, walao if everytime I am in a mall I have to pump and dump, damn wasted! I think next time I just pump in the car or something. Or else I try not to go out for more than 4 hours.

Also received requests for my BM. Something I never knew people would actually do until I started my BFing journey. I remember asking a nurse if it was ok for other babies to drink milk from other mummies and the nurse said "if it's ok to drink milk from a cow, there's absolutely ok to drink milk from another human". I have decided to donate 30 packets I left at my parents' to someone who really needed it. Not a lot but I hope it makes a difference for her :) Don't think I'll be donating anymore at the time being as I have a goal to meet and need to store for Elroy. Once I have hit that "goal" and have excess I'll be more than happy to share. :) Sorry if I didn't reply your email! You can find breast milk on Human Milk 4 Human Babies FB page if you really need it okie? And if you have excess too, do feel free to post there!

Oh and my boobs! My gosh they look so bad under clothes for the past month! I'm around a 34F at the moment and oh boy, they are HEAVY! I'm always hunching. Super ugly one la haha. They are so huge and I can't be bothered to buy a proper nursing bra so I have been wearing tube and sports bras but I had enough of saggy boobs so I googled for a solution. Found bras on this local web http://www.allemom.sg/cat/nursing-bra

Bought the Bravado Underwire Nursing bra after reading tons of good reviews and praying it will fit! And also lift the boobies so I can look good in clothes since I'm going out more often now! Saggy boobs are so so so ugly :( miss my pre preggy boobs and it is sad to never get them back EVER....unless I get a boob job.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CarrisLabelle



Carrislabelle is a young, cheerful and sophisticated brand that caters to young ladies and adults. The idea of the brand Carrislabelle came from it's owner named "Carris" and a French word La Belle, which means "beautiful or lovely woman" in English. Every woman deserves clothing that best represent their style, and we hope you will find yours in Carrislabelle.



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Post-Natal Home Massage


Pregnant and aching all over?
Looking for a Pre-Natal Home Massage lady who can travel to your house to help relief the pain?


Or have you just given birth and have a bulging tummy and looking for someone who can help you with slimming down quick? A Post-Natal massage is SUPER effective in helping you tone and tighten up the stomach muscles and expel wind out from the tummy!

Throughout my pregnancy i have done pre-natal massages (i do it weekly since Week 32) to make me feel better and more comfortable. Being pregnant sure isn't easy and a pre-natal massage helps me sleep much better.

After i gave birth, i also did Post-Natal massage! After giving birth, your tummy will not flatten immediately. Well for me i still looked around 5 months preggers after my baby was out and that really made me quite sad. My tummy went down quick thanks to the massage and binding though! I did a C-Section so i could only start the massage 12 days later (still being very careful around the tummy area). However if you had a vaginal delivery, you can start as soon as you are discharged from the hospital. Which means you can slim down faster! The faster you start on your massage, the faster you slim down.

Oriental Jamu's massage package include the following...

1. Full body massage with Jamu application
2. Tummy binding and slimming
3. Teaching baby massage sequence
4. Hot stones compression
5. Complimentary *(binder and telon baby oil)

Jessica from Oriental Jamu is using lemongrass oil to massage clients. (she also has aloe vera unscented oil for clients with sensitive skin)

Lemongrass oil helps give you a soothing and refreshed feeling during the massage.  The massage sequence helps to improve blood circulation and at the same time to expel wind and aids in your water retention. 
For breastfeeding mums, Jess will massage your breasts to clear your blocked ducts and increase your milk supply. 
Hot stones compression aids in relieving muscle aches that mummies get from delivering babies and also helps to clear engorgements. 
Jess will then end the massage with Jamu application on forehead and tummy and will use customised binder to wrap your tummy.
Every mummy who signs up for a package with Oriental Jamu will get a complimentary baby oil and Jess will teach baby massage sequence to you!

Choose between 5, 7 and 10 days sessions.
10 for the best results! I did my post-natal massage for 10 days.

Oriental Jamu offers a 1st trial session at $48 but this trial does not include the binder and baby oil.

If you are interested in a Pre-Natal or Post-Natal home massage lady who can travel to your home and massage you in the comfort of your own bed, feel free to contact Jessica Wong from Oriental Jamu.

Phone: +65 8518 8726
Email: orientaljamu@gmail.com


Monday, October 20, 2014

Elroy's Full Month Celebration

CONFINEMENT IS OVER FOR ME WOOHOO!

This weekend went by so quickly as i was really busy with Elroy's Full Month Celebrations!

"Full Moon" (滿月, which literally means "Full Moon"), signifies the new born baby’s attainment of a full month's survival in good health, which calls for a celebration.

In Chinese culture, proud parents introduce their new born baby by holding a celebration during the baby's first month birthday. Traditionally, the baby's name is also announced at this time.

Credits: x

Day 1 was done at the clubhouse downstairs with my friends! My bf and i decided to split the celebration into 2 days as i invited around 40 friends on my side and on his side he has around 120 (ya quite mad i know haha).

Had really beautiful decoration for his party thanks to a few people!

Have a party coming up? This post is going to be useful for you! Hehe.




Balloons were done by Kristine - LittleRedBalloon.

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Ordered the Red Eggs + Ang Ku Kueh + Cheesecups Baby Full Month Packages for my guests from Jara Petit Cheesecups.

Why Red Eggs and Ang Ku Kueh you ask?

Red Eggs
Red Eggs Dyed red eggs are an integral part of the full month celebration as it symbolizes happiness and the renewal of life, as well as announce the arrival of a newborn baby. Parents may also use the brightly colored eggs to announce the sex of the baby; an even number of eggs are sent out for a boy, and an odd number to announce a baby girl.

In recent years, however, some of the traditions surrounding the custom of passing out red-dyed eggs have been modified. Nowadays, in modern Singapore, the more hip parents give out chocolates or soft toys instead.

Ang Ku Kueh (“Red Turtle Cakes”)
Ang Ku Kueh (“Red Turtle Cakes”)The dough of the "red turtle cake" is dyed red for good luck. This kueh also signifies longevity as turtles have long lives. Thus, the “ang ku kueh” is made to resemble a turtle's back.

In the olden days, the design on top of the “ang ku kueh” will signify the sex of the child. A turtle and two marbles is the sign for a boy while a girl is represented by two peaches and Red Eggs. Nowadays, to simplify things, a ‘pointed’ “ang ku kueh” signifies a boy while a ‘flat’ one a girl.

THE CHEESECUPS FROM JARA PETIT ARE SOOOO YUMMY! I would totally place orders for it for my next party because everyone loved it!

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We also had a pretty candy bar done up by PixieDustEvents!


Chocolates, Jellybeans, Lollipops, Marshmallows, Popcorn...etc!

So well decorated right? Hehe.

They specialize in party decors! Oh and besides a Candy Bar, you can get them to do Dessert Tables and Photobooth Stations! They are a pretty new start up but i was soooo impressed with their work! Many of my friends said the candy bar was really pretty.

If you need help with planning your party, contact them here.

PixieDustEvents
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Email:
hello@pixiedustevents.net 

I didnt take pictures during the party as i was too busy entertaining my friends.  :/ Haha i am a bad blogger liao....

Oh and i ordered food from Neo Garden Catering and IT WAS SO GOOD. One of the best catering companies i must say. Every dish was yummy especially the curry chicken! If you are looking for a good caterer, check them out.

Baby Elroy is probably the most energetic baby most people have ever seen. He refused to sleep and kept his eyes wide open from 4pm-9pm? It's like he knew it was his party!!! Super cute. Where got baby so full of energy one right?! Haha. And he sure loved being carried around by everyone! Super well behaved that day.







My house after Day 1's party...can you imagine how many things we have now after Day 2? How blessed and loved you are my baby boy. :)

p.s i paid for some services above so it's not fully sponsored. and and i only blog about things i like and not because i'm being sponsored! if i ain't please with it, i wont share it so rest assure! :)

Had to wake up really early on Day 2 to pack stuff to bring to the hotel and was soooo tired! However, my baby boy was WIDE AWAKE ah...i wanted him to sleep longer in his room but he refused to be alone so i put him infront of a mirror and maybe he thought he wasnt alone anymore and stopped crying. So i managed to pack my stuff in peace. Haha.

  
Checked into our hotel room at Capella to rest and get ready for a big night! 

The arrangement by the management was really excellent! Walked into the room and saw a baby cot and bed prepared for my nanny.








 




 The Superstar of the night!
Little Superstar and His Mommy!

Little Superstar with his mommy and her mommy.




Day 2 for a more formal dinner with the boy's side. Couldn't invite too many of my friends cus my boyfriend had a guestlist of over 100 people. Like wedding lor? Haha.

I thought Baby Elroy would sleep throughout the dinner because of the long day he had the day before but..nope! He refused to sleep and again, just wanted everyone to carry him. Again, he just kept his eyes open throughout and kept looking around. When we put him in his pram, he would sleep for maybe 5 min then start crying cus he wanted to be carried and meet people. He is damn impressive leh! More energy than me, an adult. I was super drained after Day 1! Looks like he is going to be someone who loves parties and meeting people - like his mommy and daddy? Hehe.

What an awesome weekend it was! Super happy everything went as planned and went so smoothly.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR CELEBRATING THIS WONDERFUL OCCASION WITH MY FAMILY & I! AND FOR THE GIFTS AND ANG BAOS!!! :D 
I really look forward to 2015, so many people getting married and giving birth. I haven't attended a friend's wedding before and i look forward to doing so! Excited. Confirm gonna cry one. :)