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365 days with you.

I was never the kind to slather body lotion on myself because I have always found them to be greasy and sticky on my sensitive skin. Whenever I tried to apply body lotions, my skin would react and I would scratch all over. Furthermore, with the hot climate here, slathering the skin with heavy body lotion is not quite a good idea.

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But here’s the thing – I have dry skin! And it can get flaky at times.

SO HOW CAN I NOT APPLY BODY LOTION AT ALL RIGHT?

I guess it all boils down to finding the right body lotion so that my skin stays moisturised without irritating me.

NIVEA recently launched the 1st oil-infused body lotion that is ultra-lightweight for 24 hour deep moisture! Ingredients include well-known and well-loved argan oil and jojoba oil.

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The range comes in 2 variants:

  • Cherry Blossom + Jojoba Oil in Lotion
  • Rose + Argan Oil in Lotion

 

A third variant, Vanilla + Almond Oil in Lotion will be released only in Watsons from Sep onwards!

When I attended the private launch weeks ago, I was in awe when they did the live product tests because the moisture level did increase like almost immediately after NIVEA Body Oil in Lotion was applied to the skin. The oil levels also decreased.

What does this mean? The skin is more hydrated without oils!

And best thing was, my sensitive skin did not react!

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I WAS SOLD!

Now, I have always loved products from NIVEA because I think that their products are a great drugstore buy. Worth the money and they always deliver what they promise and claim.

That said, I am still using NIVEA Body Oil in Lotion because of the following reasons:

  • Super lightweight
  • Non-sticky
  • Skin becomes more hydrated almost instantly
  • Fast absorbing
  • Non-greasy
  • Perfect for our hot climate

 

 

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Among the 2 variants, I actually prefer Cherry Blossom + Jojoba Oil in Lotion because of the pleasant and sweet fragrance it leaves right after you apply it. The lotion itself contains Jojoba Oil and lots of other essential oils, which are definitely great for the skin!

It feels super light on the skin and like mentioned earlier on, it gets absorbed into the skin within a few seconds! My skin will look super healthy after I apply it and it will stay moisturised for hours! So I cannot leave home without slathering NIVEA Body Oil in Lotion these days.

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Rose + Argan Oil in Lotion smells nice as well actually, if you ask me! It has the baby scent. So at the end of the day, I am okay with either or.

But why not you try both variants out yourself and you decide which is your favourite?

You can stand to win a product from NIVEA just by leaving a review HERE!

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Adore: The Love Jamu

It’s important for us ladies to be beautiful inside and out, literally.

The inside, how many of us really take good care of it, especially after giving birth? 

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I DIDN’T. BUT NOW I TRY. ONE OF THE REASONS IS BECAUSE AGE IS CATCHING UP.

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(Sidenote: It’s just so impossible for me to take photos these days without the boy photo-bombing every picture. HAHA)

 

Anyway. I like how innovative everyone is these days for the sake of health and beauty.

Even the hard to consume jamu is now suddenly tasty and easy to consume!

HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE (ADORE) LOVE JAMU?

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First things first, Adore Jamu is meant only for ladies.

Men, you can still read and convey the message(s) to your wife/spouse/mother/friend/sister/colleague/you fill in the blank.

Adore is a modern herbal drink containing a mixture of 13 selected herbs namely:

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Photo credit to @adore.audela_hq

I have been drinking it, and I am just glad that it tastes like a normal drink! The thing about me is that it’s normally so hard for me to consume anything with jamu. But Adore Love Jamu tastes really nice, so phewww!

How’s the taste like?

It tastes like a lemon with rose infused drink!

Don’t worry, not even a hint of jamu taste, okay?

(This is crucial especially if you cannot stand the taste/smell/sight of jamu like me!)

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WHY DRINK ADORE LOVE JAMU? 

If you ask me, you should drink it because it helps to solve the problems that us women always experience.

Here are some of the benefits of Adore.

  • Anti-aging (I backspace the extra spacing)
  • Stabilize womens hormone, reduces toxins in the body and treat extreme whiteness
  • Strengthen the structure and tighten Miss V and healthy female reproductive system
  • Prevent and kill the cancer cell development
  • Warms the body and prevent cold
  • Treat the disease pneumonia, sore throat and tonsils
  • Helps to treat postpartum depression
  • Washing the blood
  • Increase hair volume
  • Increase libido
  • Provides energy
  • Helps to treat fibroids and tumors of all types in the body
  • Increase breastmilk for nursing mummies
  • Treat ulcers

 

And Habbatus Sauda, as you know it, has a lot of benefits on its own as well.

Here are some of the ailments that it prevents, soothes or cures altogether

  • Heart Health
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • MRSA
  • Cold and Flu
  • Muscle Cramps/Spasms
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Tooth pain
  • Psoriasis
  • Treatment and Prevention of certain Cancers
  • Radiation treatment

Habbatus Sauda is also:

  • Analgesic (Pain Killer)
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-Hypertensive

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Oh in case you didn’t know, Adore The Love Jamu is endorsed by Mia Ahmad! Please raise both hands up if you are her fan! Heh.

Adore the Love Jamu is also packed in sachets so it’s really convenient for you to bring with you everywhere you go!

Awesome stuff.

To order/for more details:

Instagram: @audelasg

Website: www.audela.sg

Retail: All Toko Warisan and AL Barakah Outlets

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JAMUlicious?

When I was first introduced to JAMUlicious, I actually dreaded tasting it because of the word JAMU in it.

Like, I really dreaded!

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This is me just staring at it and thinking whether to drink it or not. #nodrama

I remember asking the client for assurance about the taste before really tasting it. I even told my helper to taste it first! I have never eaten jamu all my life but I know for a fact that jamu has never tasted nice.

For starters, jamu is a herbal medicine made from natural materials such as plants, roots, flowers, seeds, barks, and more. The main ingredients are turmeric and tamarind.

I realized that JAMUlicious also has LICIOUS in it, which I believe stands for delicious? Or yummylicious?

The client told me to refrigerate it first before drinking it.

Now of course you should skip this part if you have asthma or you are undergoing confinement.

I refrigerated it, shook the bottle, poured a glass of it….



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AND FINALLY TASTED IT!

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IT IS SURPRISINGLY NICE!

It tastes like Asam Boi Drink actually.

I AM NOT KIDDING YOU!

Yes guys, JAMUlicious is a very tasty herbal drink.

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So why drink JAMULICIOUS?

  1. Better blood flow
  2. Helps with weight loss
  3. Reduces pimples
  4. Reduces Sinus
  5. Anti Cancer
  6. Expels wind from body
  7. Reduces menses cramp
  8. Reduces whitening discharge
  9. Gives Energy
  10. Reduces Body Odour
  11. Acts as an Anticeptic
  12. Removes odour from menses
  13. Slows down Aging
  14. Helps reduce blood pressure

JAMUlicious is to be consumed 2 days once, right before bedtime. It is suitable for both men and women.

And in case you are wondering, yes, JAMUlicious has HSA Clearance!

Price: $10.50

Weight: 500ml

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You can purchase it from Toko Indo by Alhinduan Trading #01-38/39 which is located at East Village Mall.

Otherwise, you can order it online or via whatsapp!

IG: @YYAHYAHYAHH

Website: www.yahyahyah.sg

Whatsapp: 94311143

Facebook: YahYahYah

Delivery is $10.

FREE Delivery for Orders above $50.

Self Collection: 20 Teban Gardens (via appointment only)

And strictly for my readers and followers only, enter or quote ETRANGLE when you order to enjoy 20% off your orders!

Plus, you will get to also enjoy FREE DELIVERY for orders worth $50 and above!

Thank you Yah Yah Yah Online for introducing JAMUlicious drink to me and for helping me overcome my jamu phobia! LOL.

Yah Yah Yah Online is a home-based business set up by Liyanah Md Ali, a SAHM who is dedicated to massaging and distribution of high quality health products such as Pomegranate Concentrate and JAMUlicious Herbal Drink (Home Made).

Yes, she provides whole body traditional javanese massage for ladies too at just $50 for 1.5 hours! If you are staying near Teban Gardens or do not mind travelling to Teban Gardens, you might want to try out her massage!

Click HERE for more details!

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My Hair-y Issue: Plantur21

But of course, one of the problems I experienced after giving birth was hair loss

SUPER ANNOYING, CAN?

Whyyyyyy?!!!!

 

Why must the hair fall easily after we give birth?

Just what causes it?

They say it’s due to stress and hormonal changes.

Okay fine, I shall accept that.

But hey, you do not suffer from hair loss only after giving birth. Other triggers could be also stress or nutrient deficit due to an unbalanced diet or weight loss diets.

Besides hair loss, my hair also lacked the shine and looked dull. For starters, constant bleaching and heat treatments like blowdrying and straightening of hair stress the hair. The surface will be rough and thus hair becomes difficult to comb.

Anyone else facing a similar situation?

 

When I was introduced to Plantur 21 shampoo that has been developed for colour-treated and stressed hair like mine, of course I wanted to give it a try.

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Why caffeine in shampoo?

Let me tell me you why.

According to a new study, caffeine helps the hair to grow faster.

The complex in Plantur 21 helps to prevent an energy deficit in the hair roots. If used regularly, the Nutri- Caffeine Complex gives hair roots the energy boosts they desperately lack of.

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Plantur 21 shampoo also contains conditioning agents that repair the externally stressed hair. This represents no burden on the hair, since no silicones that weigh down the hair are used.

Plantur 21 Nutri-Conditioner regenerates and fortifies the hair structure from the outside.

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Fruit acid and active avocado components in the conditioner strengthen the hair structure and smooth the rough hair surface. The hair immediately gains shine and brilliance. It also brushes more easily.

After washing my hair, I will apply Nutri-Caffeine Elixir scalp tonic to the scalp once a day and massage in.

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With its Nutri-Caffeine Complex, the scalp tonic provides protection from an energy deficit in the hair roots, and this will help to prevent premature disruptions of hair growth.

I have been using Plantur 21 shampoo, conditioner and scalp tonic for two weeks now and I can already see the differences. Hence, this blog post.

The most noticeable difference will be…

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MY HAIR IS LONGER!

I also like how the surface of the hair is no longer as rough as before.

That also means that I can easily brush my hair now.

Another difference that’s noticeable is lesser hair loss now.

 

And this one is the best – my hair now looks shinier and more luscious!

So it’s true indeed – Plantur 21 helps to speed up process of  normalization of hair growth cycle and strengthens hair growth.

I am so going to continue using Plantur 21 even after my hair loss problem has been improved!

Ladies, conventional hair care alone won’t help. Instead, the problem must be directly tackled at the hair root. After 120 seconds, the active caffeine in Plantur 21 shampoo can penetrate the hair root and unfold its effect.

You can purchase Plantur 21 Shampoo online or at all major supermarkets and drugstores.

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And especially for my blog readers, I have…

3 SETS OF PLANTUR 21 SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER TO BE GIVEN AWAY! 

HOW TO WIN?

Simply share my Facebook post about Plantur 21 to stand a chance to win.

For more information, visit:

http://www.plantur21.sg

https://www.facebook.com/Plantur21Singapore

 

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A Reason to Smile.

Every kid deserves a pretty smile, with AND without teeth showing.

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So when Sharleez’s baby teeth started to fall out one by one and her permanent teeth first poked through, she started to be really conscious about her smile and her set of big new teeth. There was once she looked at the mirror and casually said,

“Mummy, I think I look like a beaver with these funny looking teeth!” 

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NAWWWW MY POOR GIRL. CANNOT BE THAT BAD.

It is not about her being self-conscious at such a young age. It is about how it can result in a low self-esteem in the long run. Some may even experience social anxiety as they also avoid conversations; especially with people they do not know. Children especially will be affected as they sometimes feel embarrassed at how their teeth may look to their friends. The possibility of being teased at school will cause shyness, isolation or reluctance to participate in school activities.

I DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN TO MY GIRL!

So I decided to find out more about Orthodontics, especially after I noticed that some of my friends’ kids are already wearing braces despite being about the same age as Sharleez.

I was like,

“How come they can start wearing braces so early?”

After much research, I made an appointment with Dr Ooi Jing Liang from DePacific Dental (Balestier) because he is one of the few dentists here who does early orthodontic treatment for kids. Not that many dentists offer the said service, if you must know.

Let me ask you a question first before I carry on.

Can one only start to wear braces once all the baby teeth are gone and the permanent teeth are already in place?

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

(But I used to think like you too.)

There is usually no fixed rule as to when we should start braces. However the American Association of Orthodontists recommends children from age 7 to be seen for an assessment of their facial and dental growth patterns.

In other words, Sharleez should have seen Dr Ooi Jing Liang earlier! She is 9 now!

(AND I THOUGHT WE WERE EARLY!)

BUT LIKE THEY SAY, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.

In general most children start wearing braces when their last permanent teeth drops out, which usually occurs from 11-14. However in certain cases, it is of great importance to intervene earlier to prevent the problems from getting worse which would then lead to more uncomfortable and longer treatment for the child in future.

Some examples where early treatment is required are:

1) Impacted teeth (When adult teeth are blocked and do not have sufficient space to erupt due to crowding)

2) Crossbite (when the upper and lower teeth do not meet in the correct way)

3) Jaw discrepancy (upper or lower jaw being too forward relative to each other)

There are times also when early intervention is not recommended and we would advise the child to wait till all his/her permanent teeth are out. As every child is different, it would is strongly recommended to see the dentist early so that the dentist can give you all the options available for your child.

Sharleez had her X-Ray done and Dr Ooi Jing Liang discovered that her adult teeth did not have sufficient space in her mouth to erupt and this is causing the crowding of teeth. Crowding of teeth means that she needed to extract some in order for the rest of her permanent teeth to have more space to grow in place.   

So Dr Ooi arranged to have Sharleez’s baby canines extracted. Two top, and two bottom.

The anxious me wanted Sharleez to have all four baby canines to be extracted at the same time. LOL.

But Dr Ooi suggested to have two extracted first so that Sharleez would not be too overwhelmed with the whole process.

When Sharleez first heard that she needed to extract four teeth, she panicked and started asking so many questions like,

“Will it hurt, Mummy?” 

“Mummy, what if I cannot take the pain?”

“Must I really extract my teeth?”

Dr Ooi however assured Sharleez that there would be minimal discomfort. He even told Sharleez that he would not carry on with the procedure if Sharleez experienced pain and wanted him to stop.

That made her at ease, somehow. So we fixed a date for the first extraction to be done!

EXTRACTION DAY:

That’s my girl! Showing the peace sign because everything would be alright.

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Many patients fear going to a dentist because of pain. This is even more so for a child.

At DePacific Dental (Balestier), the extraction of teeth are done with as little discomfort as possible.

It is really true! I witnessed everything myself, and I was there with Sharleez throughout.

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Sharleez was surprisingly calm and composed that day.

Dr Ooi made it a point to give the local anaesthetic to Sharleez slowly to minimize any discomfort.


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He would stop every now and then to check on her and whether she was doing alright. Even his assistant Linda, was really comforting and helpful too in ensuring that Sharleez did not feel so tensed.


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I like how Dr Ooi does not rush through every procedure but instead takes his time each time. That alone is enough to gain the trust from Sharleez.

Sharleez was also able to watch the TV during the whole procedure. Dr Ooi actually played Kung Fu Panda for her while her teeth were being extracted.

In fact, he did not get straight to the extraction business as soon as Kung Fu Panda was played. He chit-chatted with Sharleez about Kung Fu Panda and asked who her favorite character is in the story. 

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Distraction is indeed a powerful tool in allaying one’s fears, isn’t it?

At DePacific Dental (Balestier), the dentists are trained to give a painless injection by firstly using a numbing gel to numb the tissues that the local anaesthesia would be placed. The dental assistant will then place a massager around the cheeks to further distract the patient and the dentist will give the injection slowly and steadily to minimise any discomfort to the patient.

The numbing took some time because as mentioned, Dr Ooi wanted to minimize any discomfort to Sharleez.

Dr Ooi explained to me,

“It is very important to go slow and steady. The  moment she starts to feel any pain and discomfort, that’s when she will not want to continue with the rest of the procedure. In fact, I would not want to continue with the procedure either.”

But once the numbing process was done and it was time for extraction, everything was done within less than 2 minutes!

Yes, within 2 minutes, two of Sharleez’s baby canines were extracted!  

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SO FAST? I DID NOT EVEN HAVE TIME TO TAKE SOME PICS OF THE EXTRACTION PROCESS!

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Dr Ooi then mentioned that Sharleez was not to eat anything for a few hours. And should she experience pain or discomfort once the numbness was gone, then she should take some painkillers.

But Sharleez did not even experience any sort of pain once the numbness was gone. She immediately asked for food. And there I was, well prepared with a bottle of paracetamol for her.

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Things were back to normalcy within 3-4 hours, and she ate like a glutton the moment the numbness went away.

So what’s next after extraction?

PUTTING ON THE BRACES!

But that will be for my next post.

Sorry to make you wait!

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Sharleez looks really cute with braces, by the way. 😀

WANT TO SEE? NEXT POST LAH!

Meanwhile, you can actually find out more about early orthodontic treatment for your kid or even orthodontic treatment for yourself by making an appointment with the super friendly, fun, bubbly, and energetic Dr Ooi Jing Liang from De Pacific Balestier 

Do not make the same mistake as us and see the dentist now to get your teeth or your kid’s fixed before it is too late!

I REALLY LIKE DR OOI!

When I posted about Sharleez’s visit with him the other time, I received so many private messages and comments from his happy patients who agreed that he is such an awesome dentist.

THAT MADE ME AND SHARLEEZ FEEL EVEN BETTER!

So so glad and relieved that I found the perfect dentist for my girl’s orthodontics braces!

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Details:

Tel: (65) 6684 4862


Address: 20 Ah Hood Road, #01-25, Zhongshan Mall,
Singapore 329984

Email: enquirybal@depacific.com

Opening Hours:
 Mondays to Fridays: 10am to 10pm


Saturdays to Sundays: 10am to 6pm


Public Holidays: Closed

GO AHEAD AND GIVE THEM A CALL! THEY ARE REALLY SO FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL!

And oh, if you want me to blog about Sharleez’s braces procedure, LIKE this post first!

LIKE IT A LOT. 

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