Answering Your SSWK Questions

Dear readers..

I received many emails regarding to this Secret Skin White Kawaii Collagen drink product. Here’s the answer to most of the questions. I’m answering this from my knowledge and experience. Hope this will answer your questions..

1) Is it safe for pregnancy?

From my professional opinion, try to avoid any extra supplement / medications during first trimester of pregnancy. This is because first trimester of pregnancy is where the organogenesis (development of the organ) of the embryo will be form. No strong study to support this supplement is safe to be consume. Please don’t take the risk. After completion of first trimester, it is fairly safe to consume because embryo’s organ formation is complete. InsyaAllah.

2) Is it safe for breastfeeding?

Yes.

3) Should I not taking caffeine while consuming this product?

As of any anti-oxidant supplement, it is not advisable to take caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretics. Diuretics mean it makes you pee a lot more. Peeing a lot can cause your body to be dehydrated. When body is dehydrated, so does the skin!! Dehydrated skin will hasten your aging process.

On the other hands, you are drinking anti-oxidant and collagen at the same time to slow down your aging process.

In other words, you are actually contradicting the effect of anti-oxidant and collagen. Do you get what I mean? No point of taking supplements and counter act the action at the same time.

I’m a caffeine addict. Well, no so bad but I need my daily dose of caffeine. And I drink my caffeine in the morning to get me going. On top of my coffee, I drink a lot of water to make sure I stay hydrated. I don’t think I can function without caffeine. Hahaha.. So, to all coffee lovers, we still have hope ok!!

4) When is the best time to take the anti-oxidant / collagen supplement?

As far as I know, the best time to consume any anti-oxidant / collagen-containing product is at night. This is because the skin renewal activity is happening while we sleep. Just take it before you go to bed and leave it to your body to do the job. I don’t think to is wise to take it first thing in the morning for me because I’m taking my coffee during daytime and I want to make sure my body is well-hydrated while I’m on my mission to beautify myself. Haha.. So, before bed works for me!!

5) Is it halal?

Yes. It’s enclosed with the product leaflet when you buy it.

Have you seen the latest packaging.. It still comes in small sachets inside this jar. That makes this SSWK product better than others. The quality of the anti-oxidant content is guaranteed because the content will not be oxidised every time we open the jar. Previous, I wrote about why we need anti-oxidant in our daily life..

I hope I have answered all your questions.

Remember all coffee addicts, drink a lot of water. We still have hopes!! Hahaha..

XO

NoteShelf

I don’t know about you but I always lost my notes. Especially when it is in a paper form. My notes will just magically disappear.. Haih..

But recently I found a solution! Write my notes in the iPad!! Yes, my own (ugly) handwriting where sometimes I can’t even read it myself..! I found this app in Apple Store called NoteShelf. I feel like it’s very useful for students to take notes during lectures / self-study.. You can draw, use the keypad to type or in my case, I like to write it down myself..

Please excuse the handwriting, I’m a doctor, it’s legal for me to have my own ‘font’ Haha.. And the drawing.. OMG! I’m definitely a left-brain person!

You can have as many notebook as you like and save it in this app. Or even send your notes to Evernote. (Don’t even get me started on Evernote, that is my favourite keep-all app ever!!)

I just thought this would be useful for students out there.. Give it a try!! ;)

XO

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 ;)