Why Anti-Oxidant?

OK.. this is a super mega major late entry!! I promised to you I’ll write about the extra skin care regime I’m consuming orally.. it’s this one!!

Manja tak? Hahahha…

I’ve been taking this supplement for almost 6 month now.. and I like it. I was just a consumer until the supplier find out about it and put my face on the advertisement!! Hahah..

First of all, what is anti-oxidant?

Anti-oxidant is a natural compound in our food that helps neutralises free-radicals in our body.

*nerd mode on*

Free radicals are the “bad guy” and anti-oxidants are the “good guy”. A free radical is an atom with at least one unpaired electron in our body cell. Since it has lost an electron, it needs to stabilise itself by ‘stealing’ an electron from a nearby molecule.

Where does free-radicals come from?

Easy.. I found this from the internet..

Basicly, it’s all around us, in our environment!!

Now is the part where you should ask me.. “Is that my problem?”

My answer is “Yes, it is our problem!!” Haha.. This is because whatever the free radical touches and ‘steal’ the electron (please refer to the paragraph above!!), it will damage it!! (because one of the electron is stolen, remember?)

As an example, if the free radical touches the DNA, it can cause mutation that can lead to many diseases like cancer…

Do you get me?? It’s like a chain reaction, the more things free radical touches (and steal the electron!), the more cells will get damage.. until, it binds to… ANTIOXIDANT!!!

Taddaaaaaa…. Get it?!!

Thats why antioxidant is important!!

So basically, anti-oxidant is important as an anti-aging, anti-inflammatories, and it helps to boost the immune system.

To all the vain pots (and that includes me..) you must be wondering.. how does it helps with the skin, right? Easy, if you have healthy skin cells, you will have much less problems with pigmentations (hence the whitening effect and indirectly anti-oxidant will function as a sunblock!), fine lines and acne.

Get it??

Haaaaa.. that’s why we, mere mortals need anti-oxidant!

So, why I choose this oral anti-oxidant supplement?

It’s mainly because of the quality. It’s pre-packed into small sachets. If your anti-oxidant is in a jar, it will get destroys over time every time you open the jar. (Remember the free radicals in our environment?) So, pre-packed is to ensure the quality of the anti-oxidant is maintained!

Besides, it claims that it has so much anti-oxidant with super fruits and what not.. They just sounds good to me!! Haha…

and this one whole box will last me for 2 months :)

After 6 months of using it, I noticed my energy level is better.. and that means I needed less coffee everyday to keep me energised all day. Less frequent attack with flu symptoms, I believe it does help to build up the immune system as well, even if I fall sick, I recovered quite fast without antibiotics and my skin is less dry in general.

There’s a long list of the benefits of this product that comes with it if you bought this, and you will see, basically what it does is it helps to regulate the cells (whatever cells in our body) to function better.

Bear in mind, all anti-oxidant supplements must be taken continuously.. that is because the free radicals are also continuously produced in our body!! *duhh..*

OK, enough of this long lecture. Thank you for attending my science class today!!

XO

My Favourite Online Tudung Shop

I have received many questions regarding all my scarves and shawls that I wore.. Where did I got it..
I always bought my tudung stuffs from the same shop. Somehow I always buy from them because they have good quality tudung, shawls and inner tudung with awning with good reasonable price.

This is not a sponsored post. I sincerely like stuffs from this online boutique and whenever I have time, I’ll drop by at their place in Shah Alam.

Today I received my order from them.. all colours for inner tudung with awning.. Hahaha.. And that is about 24 of it!! :D

Puas hati!!

You can check out their online boutique at www.sugarscarf.com or their FB page.

Have fun shopping!!

Mommy Likes : Baby Skin Care

Happy Sunday peeps!! Today is my lazy day at home!! Yes, you heard it right! LAZY!! I usually have to work 3 out of 4 weekends in a month but today.. is my one and only lazy Sunday at home!! Woohooo!! This is the day where I just lay in bed with Bella and hug her till noon! Hahahha.. Sounds heavenly to me!! But most of the time, it doesn’t really happen that way.. Mommies always have something to do. Either change the bed sheets and/or clean the bathrooms and/or anything under our house roof!! You name it.. we do it all, right!!

So, today I’m doing my checklist for my new baby, what to buy (and NOT to buy!!) ;) The baby is coming in a few weeks time :) I’m currently at about 30 weeks pregnant… and that leave me about 2 months more to go (and walk around like a penguin!!) This time, my baby shopping list is really short! I mean it! Hahah.. I only need to buy my new baby his/her skincare products!! And by that, what I mean is the diaper rash cream and baby oil massage :)

My favorite diaper rash cream is by Burt’s Bee.. It’s called Baby Bee Diaper Ointment. I have been using this for Bella since birth and she never had any issue with diaper rash. The reason I choose this diaper rash cream is because it is made of mainly natural ingredients like beeswax, sweet almond oil, jojoba seed, lavender, rosemary, soybean.. Sounds yummy isn’t it? I think it’s important to keep our baby’s skin chemical-free especially when they are young. And of course it doesn’t stain her cloth diapers as it is made of natural ingredients.

You only need a little bit of this cream to cover the skin as it’s very thick in consistency. This whole tube lasted for about 5 to 6 months. I really recommend this cream for mommy’s out there who is obsessed (owh yeah.. that’s me!!) about chemical product on your tiny baby skin ;)

Another favorite product of mine is the Baby Bee’s Nourishing Baby Oil. Again, it’s made of apricot, grape, wheat, sunflower and rosemary oil. My verdict.. love it! Love it! Obsessive mommies.. take note!! ;) I use this one to massage Bella when she’s a lot younger. No chemicals and filled with nature’s goodness!

The good thing about Burt’s Bee product, is that if you bring your empty Burt’s Bee product container on the 31st on the month, you’ll get 20% discount on the your next purchase. Yay!! I love discounts!! Haha..

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Items are purchased by me. Views are solely  based on my experience. 

Latest Craving..

Today, since I’m not working, I joined my husband and B for a late morning swim at our apartment’s swimming pool. After we finished, while we were walking back to the lift, my apartment guard waving at me with a huge parcel in his hand..

“O.M.G!! It’s here!!!”

I was super excited but panicked at the same time.. My husband is NOT supposed to know about this!! Hahahahha… Since I couldn’t hide from the guard anymore (can’t believe I actually thought of that!) I had to pretend like I’m cool.. “Owh.. it must be something I bought online.. Hmmm .. I think it’s a bag” casually mentioned it to my husband with my nonchalant face.. Deep inside my heart, I prayed hard so that my husband will not ask me anymore question.. especially the killer question that any wives wouldn’t want to hear from their husband.. “How much is it?” Hahaha..

It’s the married shopaholic rules, when your husband ask you the price of whatever things you bought for yourself that has nothing to do with groceries.. you either:

1) Try to deviate the conversation to something else – this one doesn’t work with my husband..

OR

2) Halves the price, if it’s still too expensive, make it a third of the original price – this one works best for me! Or probably my husband knows my trick already..! Hehe..

OR

3) Tell them you had this long time ago that you haven’t use/wear it for quite sometimes  - yes, bought 3 days ago also considered a long time :D

Lucky for me, he didn’t ask anymore questions.. Fuhhh…. selamat!

So, this is actually why I’m writing this entry today.. my new baby has arrived!! Nope, not the one I’m carrying.. This is the one I’ve been craving for since I saw it on the internet.. it’s a diaper bag!! Hahaha.. by Storksak ;)

Trust me Storksak has the best, practical (and stylish!) diaper bag in the market. They have a huge range of designs.

Even Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt carries Storksak!

That’s Angelina in Storksak Emily in nylon black!

That’s Angelina again in Storksak Gigi..

And that’s Brad Pitt in Storksak Jamie!

First of all, let me explain.. I have been looking for a diaper bag that doesn’t look like a diaper bag, stylish, womanly, practical and made of leather! :D Nothing excites me until I saw this particular bag from Storksak. It was love at first sight! Read reviews about this bag online, and many loves it! How can I say no! After all, my husband wants 10 children, right? Might as well I invest on a good bag! Hahaha… (alasan!!)

So, which one do I choose?

That’s it.. Storksak Sofia :) You wouldn’t know it’s a diaper bag unless I tell you, right? Besides, I can use it for non-diaper-carrying outings as well! ;) Hehehe.. Must find excuses to go out so I can try and test this bag.. InsyaAllah will write a review on it. But let me tell you, the leather smell is AWESOME!! Now I’m gonna go hug my new bag while B is still asleep..

Mommy Needs To Shop!

 

 

 

Im currently at 16 weeks pregnant right now.. and officially off from my regular pants! Haha.. It’s getting tighter I can barely breathe.. Fuuhh..

So I went to search for my old maternity pants that I dumped at the back of my wardrobe closet.. Guess what?!!

Most of it are too loose for me because I over-stretched it towards the end of my previous pregnancy.. Hehe.. On the other hand, I feel quite happy because I can shop some more!! Yay!!

So, here I am, just got back from my favourite maternity house.. It’s called Spring in Bangsar Village II. They have the nicest maternity clothes I have ever found.. and acceptably fashionable too! Except that I had very little time just now because my husband kept looking at his watch like there was a time bomb gonna explode :D Tak sempat I nak merapu-rapu. Definitely gonna come again and try a few more outfit ;)

And check out my lil B, super hyper before going to bed. Sugar rush probably.. My bad ;)

Stretch Marks?

Nope, I dont have any from my previous pregnancy despite gaining 30kg and looking like a whale :D

I just wanna share with mommies out there what works for me..

Earth Mama Angle Baby’s Natural Stretch Oil works wonder for me!!

Well, previously, as a new expectant mommy, I don’t know what to choose because there are soooo many stretch marks products available in the market. The reason I choose this one is because it’s a plant-based oil, mostly from organic herbs, and contains zero-toxins! I tried my best to avoid all this unnecessary chemicals to be absorb into my body as I’m carrying a baby inside me. Obsessive? Maybe ;) To my surprise, it really works well until the end of my previous pregnancy!

I’m reaching 16 weeks pregnant right now and I’m back to applying this oil as my daily routine after shower since I’m slowly expending now ;)

Don’t worry mommies, this is not a sponsored post nor do I have any shares with the company. It’s just a pure honest opinion from me to share with all of your out there. I just think it is worth trying in our battle against stretch marks.. cheewahh! Good luck!

Mommy Likes : Baby Online Shopping Page

Who doesn’t like to shop?? There must be something wrong with you!! Hahahha.. *ooppss.. sorry ;)*

Since Bella arrives, my baby-stuff-shopping addiction is getting worse.. and it has expended to online boutiques and shops.. That is even better cause I can just shop in my pajama while breastfeeding Bella!! ;) Heaven! And in two days time, parcels will arrive in front of my door (and my husband will be wondering..”Aper lagi lar yg bini aku nie beli ni…?”) Hehehhe…

I just wanna share my favourite online baby store with all of you. This is just for sharing purposes, I have no interest or share in these webpages.. It is just one of my many favourite things..

1) http://www.bbluvsme.com

This page has awesomely cute baby outfit. Many from Carters, OshKosh, Zara, Baby GAP with very reasonable price. Every time they update their stock, I’ll go “aaaahhh… chomelnyer!!” then automatically I’ll click “Add To Cart”. Owh.. and  they also have headbands from Sereni&Shentel for babies!! Yay!! Sereni&Shentel is our local brand, based in Sarawak but internationally well-known for their beautifully handmade headband.

Trust me, the quality is superb.. and Bella looks very lady-like in it ;) You can follow bbluvsme on twitter @bbluvsme to get the update on New Arrivals and SALE!!

2) http://www.babygomore.com

This is very very new webpage, recently launch in early March 2012. They have good selection of baby outfits and they will expend more.. This page has a lot of CK baby, Gymboree, Carter’s, Laura Ashley, OshKosh, Ed Hardy.. all at reasonable price. Many of them are not available here in departmental store, so, worth browsing over, mommies!! Follow @babygomore on Twitter to get their updates..

3) http://www.buggybabyboogie.com

This page belongs to Sheahnee Iman Lee, the ntv7 news anchor who is married to Naz, also a TV personality. This page has beautiful baby daily stuff like playpen, diaper clutches, shampoo, milk band and stuffs.. They don’t carry many products but the one they have are very useful..

My milk band..

Bella’s BuggyBabyBoogie playpen when we first bought it, can’t show the latest pic coz it’s always a mess.. Hahaha…

Follow them on Twitter @buggybabyboogie for their updates :)

So, those are my favourite baby stuff webpages that I would like to share with you.. Let me know yours ;)

Mommy Likes: Bumbo Seat

A lot of mommies asked me about this baby seat.. it is called Bumbo seat!!

Babies can use this Bumbo seat as soon as they have enough control to hold their head up.. and that is about 3 to 4 month old.. Orthopaedic-and-paediatrician-approved as said on the box of the seat :) We only discovered this seat for Bella when she was 4 months plus.. First of all, it is colourful ;) For us, of course as you can see.. it’s our favourite colur, lime green ;) There are also pink, blue, purple, softer green hue available. It is easy to clean, you can just wipe with wet cloth of even put it under running tap if you wish, so mommies won’t go crazy if your baby spilled anything on the seat :) *the kiasu-ness in me*

This seat is very light, easy to carry around. We always carry this whenever we go out because Bella sometimes doesn’t fit very well in many baby high chairs.. So, this is a good option for her instead of holding her all the time (berat ok!!) or leaving her on the stroller.. she might feel left out!! Who knows ;)

Bella seems to enjoy this seat to, it also comes with a detachable play tray.

That is how the play tray looks like.. So it is easy for us to put her toys on the tray, or just let her bang the table :) Not much noise because it is made of plastic :D

One great concern from this Bumbo company is to make sure we don’t put this seat on an elevated surface as the baby might fall. There are a few issues in the States where this company get sued from parents when their baby got injured after a fall. Anyway, everybody get sued in America, right? So, no big deals.. Just make sure you don’t put your baby seated on a high surface or leave them unattended.

So, that is my likes this time.. This is purely my opinion, I don’t have any shares or interest in Bumbo company (I wish I do :D) Just a humble opinion from a mommy :) You can find this seat at Mothercare :) and I don’t have any shares at Mothercare too!! Poor me.. Hahaha..

Mommy Likes: Beaba Multi-portions Storage

Yes, this is my current favourite baby product!! It is Beaba’s multiportions storage for Bella’s semi-solid food!! I love the colour options.. It makes my freezer looks lively!! Heheheh.. Knowing me and my husband, both of us have this obsession about lime green colour ;) It is just our favourite hue at the moment, and of course we bought the lime green one *wink*

Why I like this storage container besides the beautiful design and colour..? It is made of silicone, Bisphenol-A free ( and that is BPA-free..) and very practical if you cook baby’s food in batches.. It comes with 7 small portion compartments, 2-ounce each.. Just nice for baby’s food portion. 

This is Bella’s food, it’s actually frozen puree of sweet potato and broccoli. The colour is very uninviting but somehow Bella loves this one very much!! Because it is made of silicone, it is easy to push out the content.. You can just squeeze from below until the frozen food pop out from it..

Senang kan!! So you don’t have to thaw the whole portions.. Haaaaa… I loike!!

Mommy Likes : b.box essential baby box

I just bought this awesome, colourful baby box to make my (or my husband’s) life easier when we go outing with Baby B.. It is a (bright and colourful) container that holds a changing mat, diapers and baby wipes inside it!! I was looking for something like this to avoid another episode of “diving” into my handbags looking for stuffs when I want to change B’s diaper. Everything I need is already inside the box. In fact, I can always slip in a sample size diaper rash cream too!! Its mainly for short outing like when we go to the malls or visiting relatives.. Well, I do have a baby bag to carry all B’s stuff if needed but sometimes mommy needs to look chic too!! ;)  This baby box is cool and practical, hence the name, Essential Baby Box by b.box!!

This is how the inside looks like.. the changing mat is folded and held with a holder. You can also slip in 2 or 3 diapers in it and also on the other side of the cover, there is an opener for your baby wipes.. This box has 2 wipes opener sides.. from the inside or the outside. Not that I have found any wipes brand that have double-sided opener but at least with this box you can either choose to access from inside or outside..

Yes, I am an organizer-freak person! Not 100% freak.. but maybe 83% ;) I love everything that’s organized and well-arranged. Owh.. another good news, this Essential Baby Box is BPA, PVC and Phthalate free and made of durable and washable materials like polypropylene. In a simple  words, it is free of the harmful chemical to our baby and easily clean..

It comes in 5 different colours.. all are eye-catching! But when I saw this one in lime green.. I’m sold!!

My Verdict: Love it!