Dry Shampoo

2 updates here..

#1 I’m officially hooked to Snapchat. Hahahah.. Been snapchatting like a 14-yr old girl. But it’s nice. Or maybe this is just my midlife crisis ๐Ÿ˜

#2 Yup, the video… that was taken from my Snapchat. Of course it has to be less than 10 second. I finally found the solution to my problem when I work out twice a day.. Dry shampoo!! It is such hassle to wash hair after every time I work out and too time consuming.. wash, dry / blow-dry and possible damaging to my hair.. So, dry shampoo is the answer! Why didn’t I think about that before..

I did feel like a genius for a while.. Hehe..

XO

Why Instagram Why..

Have you heard.. Instagram is changing its game. Its not gonna be a chronological anymore. They will follow FB marketing style. Thanks to FB who bought over Instagram (and I’m being cynical here ๐Ÿ˜) They will come out with a new algorithmย โ€œbased on the likelihood youโ€™ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post” That is what exactly their statement was.

Basically that means we can’t see all our friends on our timeline. It all will be filtered. I don’t like that. I wanna see my friends ๐Ÿ˜ค Real life friends. What if ย other people don’t care about my real life friends and he / she doesn’t get many Likes.. that means I will not get to see his / her Instagram photos. Other people might not care but I care!

Eh emo..

Anyway, there are many petitions going on to protest about what Instagram is doing right now… especially from Instagram-based business company.

On the other hand, I might have caught a new social media bug called “Snapchat” Hahaha.. OMG I’m still 16 deep down inside ๐Ÿ™ˆ I knew about this yellow-ghost-shape logo has been around for a while but I never bother to check on it..

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It functions like Instagram. I can post photos and 10-second-video in a chronological way and it will be deleted after 24hours. Great idea. I like it ๐Ÿ˜‰

How I got trapped into this? It’s because I kinda have this girl crush (see! I told you I’m 16!๐Ÿ˜˜ ย Hahahha..) with this fitness model. Yeah, I’m really into this fitness thingy right now. I’m struggling to keep motivations sometimes so I follow this girl on Instagram (Her name is Paige Hathaway by the way..) She is so inspiring and humble. Go check her out if you are interested. I don’t want to put her photo on my blog because most of her pictures are “menjolok mata” ๐Ÿ™ˆ and of course there will be people commenting here and there (It’s just impossible to please everybody anyway..)

Anyway, yeah, I look up at her because of how determined she was to get where she is right now. I pray to Allah to give her hidayah and embrace Islam one day.. InsyaAllah..

OK, back to my Snapchat story.. Yeah, I opened a Snapchat account because I wanna follow this Paige girl. Hahaha.. Just for her! I wanna see how she trains at the gym everyday, what she eats just to inspire me to do the same.

And now… I have fallen into this Snapchat trap! Posting snap videos here and there and it’s kinda addictive.

Ohh, by the way, FB tried to buy Snapchat for 3 billion USD… but Snapchat people refused. Thank you Snapchat! Otherwise FB will dictate what we see on the social media!!

So, who is on Snapchat?

I’m HalinaMY in Snapchat world..ย See you there! ๐Ÿ˜˜

X

Planning and Planners

Believe it or not.. It’s already October.

Fuhhh… Time really flies, huh..ย But do you know what that means?

That means we are almost at the end of the year..

ย End of the year means new planner!! (or organizer or diary!! Whatever you call it!)ย Yay!!

Yup, that is my guilty pleasure.. (besides handbags and shoes! Hahahah..)

*wink*

I’m into planners.. well, to start with, I love planning.. I’m a type of person that likes to have everything planned, written on a paper and sometimes spontaneous things can irritate me.. Haha… I have all sorts of list. Check list, shopping list, books-I-want-to-read list, bag-wishlist, recipe-to-try list.. you name it!! And the joy of ticking the check boxes… Hehe.. I know it sounds silly.. but it makes me happy๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking about planners, I have tried many kind of planners for the past years.. I’ve tried Filofax, Erin Condren, MTN.. and I love it all!

Top most is my beloved Filofax’s The Original Organiser, middle one in my MTN Blue Edition and bottom most is the Erin Condren Life Planner.. Why I have so many planners? That is because I was trying to find which one suits me the most.. I’m busy ruling my kingdom, remember? Haha..

This is my Erin Condren for 2015 which I am using for home management and family stuff.. I had the cover personalised with our family name.. Muszaphar’s Family. All family members’ schedules are here. I know there’s only 4 of us (hehehehehe..) but it is so much fun to see all organised and written down nicely.. When is my oncall day, hubsy has to be around at home… When he is outstation, I can’t be oncall… Then comes the girls’ ย schedule. They have morning school, iqra’ school, swimming practise, Kumon, piano lessons… We, the parents (aka the driver) have to keep track you know! Hahaha.. And house chores.. not the routine ones.. the one that you do 4 monthly or 6 monthly.. like flip the bedroom mattress, or deep cleaning the freezer…. OMG who can remember that if it’s not written down? And the most important thing.. BILLS checklist!! See! Ruling a kingdom is not easy! Haha…

So, what this mommy gotta do now?

Buy a new planner for 2016!!

Hehehehe..

I have decided to continue using Erin Condren Life Planner for 2016. Just ordered mine and I found out that they have this free shipping at the value of USD9.95 until October 31, 2015. The cost for them to ship to Malaysia via Fedex is USD19.95. Since the sale is on, it will only cost us about USD10!! Big saving considering our Ringgit value is not too good nowadays.. (but this mommy still gotta plan, right?)

Check out http://www.erincondren.com for more info..

Happy planning!!

X

P/s: This is not a sponsored post. I’m just spreading the joy and happiness of planning and shopping!๐Ÿ˜‰

Tarawikh & Little Surprise! Hint: Discount Code!

Its has been almost half of the holy month of Ramadhan. I hope all of you are coping well the usually Ramadan hectic schedule.. You know, the sahur, the fasting, catching up with tarawikh and tadarus… May Allah bless us all for our efforts. InsyaAllah..

Like previous years, my husband and I always bring our children to the masjid. When I was a kid, my parents always brought us to the mosque, even when we don’t pray, we will sit at the back trying to finish our homeworks.. Nahhh… I was just kidding, we play at the back with our masjid friends๐Ÿ˜€

So, this year, we are glad both our girls are big enough to handle themselves. That means no more rolling on the floor by the pillars. They are quite independent, easily make new friends and starting to make noise! Haha.. that part I’m not really proud of..

I just wanna share with you some of the things that I do when I bring my toddler to the masjid. These are the things that I do to make sure my girls are familiar with the environment and I feel confident leaving them playing at the back..

#1

Bring them often to the masjid. So they will be familiar with the place, make some new friends and be comfortable with the environment.

#2

With toddlers, I can’t pray at the front saf, not even in the middle. Just in case of emergency during solat, (like B suddenly wants to go to the toilet!!) it’s gonna be very difficult for me to get out of the saf. So what I do is, I pray at the last saf or at the side end of the saf. Not a good advice, I know but I have toddlers to take care. As long as I still get to follow the imam, I’m fine..

#3

Carry one bag that they know it’s yours. I have one particular bag that I bring to the masjid. And they know by heart that it’s mine. Familiarity is important. So they know where to find their things in the bag while you are performing solat.

ย #4

Put your bag (refer to #3) behind you (rather than in front of you). Why? So they can find you easily when you are performing solat. You’ll never know what kind of emergency these kids can have and seriously I want to avoid them from screaming “mommehhhh” out loud!

#5

Make them occupied. I’ll bring some colouring books and colour pencil so they can do something together with their friends. I don’t give them gadgets because I’m afraid they might lost it (and I can’t concentrate during solat). Eeekkk..

#6

Bring something for them to drink (duh.. everybody knows that!) I bring their milk and plain water along and keep it in the bag (refer to #3 again!). If they need something to drink, they can just spot that bag and dig it themselves.

#7

Sometimes, I wear different colour telekung.. and I will tell them like a thousand times before solat.. ” Bella.. Tasha.. mommy is wearing brown telekung today! You must remember this colour because they will be many people at the masjid” Bella will say.. “OK mommy..” and Tasha will just do her whatever face! Haha.. Wearing different colour makes it easier for them to spot me among the crowd.

It’s not as simple as that bring the toddlers to the masjid. It can be embarrassing too.. The other day, Bella and Tasha were together with a few of their nursery friends, and they made their own performance of “Let It Go” while we were in the midst of our prayer. OMG! That was loud and emotional singing from them! Another day, they found someone’s umbrella and played with it in between saf. HOMAIGAWD! I was really scared if they accidentally poke someone with the umbrella.

That brings me to tips #8

Apologize profusely to the jemaah!!

So, that’s my story with B and T at the masjid.. another part of the story is about this bag…

I got mine from Gin&Jacqie. A local brand and makes a lot of functional bags and bag organizers. I used a lot of Gin&Jacqie bag organisers for most of my totes.. or otherwise, its just a black hole with too many stuff in it. Hahahha..

I like it because it is simple, not too striking with a hint of and pink! I think both B and T also can recognise this bag easily because of the pink colour! And now Gin&Jacqie is having a promotional offer for this bag!

This pretty and functional G&J canvas tote comes with the Organize Mary. That is the name of the handbag organiser that I have inside the bag. I have quite a few of this handbag organisers myself (in different colour and sizes to match my other totes!! Hahaha). I love it’s functionality, different pocket sizes and that little top handle that makes it easy when I’m changing my totes..

Probably Gin&Jacqie one day should have Organise Halina as well! Hahah…

The original price for this tote bag (RM85) and Organize Mary (RM64.50) is worth RM149.50. However, they are having a promotional discount for BarelySupermommy readers… (Yup, that’s you ladies!!!) The offer price is RM73 for both! This offer valid from July 1 until July 10th, 2015!! And you can enter SUPERM15 at the code area to redeem your discounted price on their webpage.

Why wait! July 1st until July 10th ONLY ladies!! Happy shopping!

XO

Buhbye Pigmentation!!

Hi all!!

Do you know about this?

The latest product by Zofea Beauty. I just received this one a few weeks ago.. and currently using this in preparation for raya! Haha..

It comes with two different serum and facial soap. One serum is for day time, that is the Brightening Serum Phytocelltec and contains liquorice and vitamin C for brightening effect and sun protection. (Having said that, you still need your sunblock E.V.E.R.Y.D.A.Y!! Do NOT forget that one!!) And Brightening Serum Photo Stem Cell as the night serum, packed with anti-aging products. God please delay my aging process, ameen!

Do I like this serum or not, I like the fact that these serum is absorbed quickly into my skin. Day serum feels lighter than the night serum.. I think the night serum is slightly heavier, probably packed with more contents than the day serum. After all, skin renewal happens at night, so it’s totally understood that night cream is always richer than day serum..

Any one of you tried this before? Please share your experience with me!

XO

Interesting App!!

I don’t have any interesting story to write.. But I just feel like writing today..

I hope all of you are doing great and having a great weekend with school holiday coming soon.. You know what that means.. That means less traffic in the morning!! Yesss!!

I just wanna share with you my new app discovery. It’s called Aftership, available free from AppStore. Im really not sure about Android phone.

Why this app is amazing? Because you can use it for parcel tracking… Yeah, thats important for online shoppers, right?!๐Ÿ˜‰ It can detect almost all the courier company in the world.ย 

I tried local parcel, from the UK, USA and also China. It works!! You just have to key in the tracking number of your parcel and it will tell you the current status and location of your parcel. In detail!!

The most exciting part is when I see the status “On vehicle for delivery” That means I have to alert the guards at our house NOT to pass my parcel to my husband when it arrives๐Ÿ˜€ Handy, right!!

So, yeah.. I thought it might be useful for some of you too!!

XOXO

New SSWK Products!!

Hi all!

Here is just a quick, short and sweet update on new product I’ve been using for the past one month! As some of you might find out from my Instagram (@drhalina), Zofea Beauty came out with more beauty products under their wings. Last month, they came out with collagen boosting serum and miracle water!I just love the packaging. It is so modern yet still looks artistic. Forgive me for the squashed box because that is my last one, and I’m running out of better looking box. Need to stock up๐Ÿ˜‰

According to the company, the function of both products are the same. It helps to improve dry, uneven skin tone and give brighter and more luminous skin. I’m sold!!

After trying both products for about a month, I would say my preference is the brightening serum compared to the miracle water.

Here’s why…

1) Its gel-like gives you oh-so-smooth feelings upon application.

2) Gives skin cool-minty feeling, makes your skin feels energize! (Or maybe its just me!)

3) It absorbs very fast into the skin. It’s like you skin food!! Yum! Yum!

The serum is less to my liking because.. probably I’ve used too much serum in my life. Now I want gel! Hahah..

What it did to my skin.. I noticed my skin is less oily than usual. I worked in air-condition area (Operation Theatre is always 18-22’C) for 8 hours straight everyday. Air conditioner will dry out your skin. When you skin feels dry, our sebum gland (or you call it oil-gland) will produced more oil. Which makes your skin feels oily. Do you get me?

So, when you have oily skin, it doesn’t mean that your skin is dry. It could be due to normal responds from your skin to produce more oil, making sure our skin is not getting any dryer. (Please read this statement again until you get what I mean! Haha.. It’s confusing, I know!)

After using this serum and miracle water, my skin is less oily… Which means, my oil-gland is producing less oil because my skin is not dry! Hahaha.. Confused?

Anyway, all and all, I’m happy with these new additions to my skincare regime. But I wish, it comes in bigger container. That is the problem with the gel, it feels so good I tend to scoop more. Face, then neck, then chest.. Hahaha..

Anyway, do you notice the new packaging for SSWK oral supplement?

It’s so kawaii!!

The Kawaii Collagen White Maxx Extra is like the booster for the original supplement. It is to be taken together with its sister product. I just started on the new one myself..

Just for your info, I am not the dealer of this product. So, please don’t ask me some funny funny questions like “Can I come to your house to pick up the product?” Hehe.. Get yours from Zofea Beauty’s original distributor!

XO