Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hue Floresta: White-A-Fair

{Sponsored Review + Giveaway}

I'm approaching the big 40 next year *gulp* and I don't deny trying to look for products that can enhance my beauty (be it internal or external). I want to age gracefully and wouldn't it be nice if I get compliments from people saying "Wow! You don't look your age at all!". Life is such that I don't get to be 25 years old forever and everything starts to sag (I blame it on the gravity force of nature) and my skin is drier and more fine lines are starting to appear on my face. If I don't start to take care and look after myself now, who will right?

Thanks to Ember Hue Corporation Pte Ltd, they sponsored me a set of their range of White-A-Fair beauty products to try. Knowing that I have sensitive skin, they reassured me that their products are safe to use on my skin.

Note: If you have the same problem like me, just do a patch test on your skin. Apply a small dab on the inner elbow and wait to see if there is any reaction to the product. Like that, you won't get the risk of having the allergic reaction outbreak on your face suddenly.

White-A-Fair range of products has 4 important elements that help our skins to achieve a fair and translucent complexion.
  • Soy Yogurt Filtrate - Purified Soy Derivative that is transformed into a nourishing yogurt filtrate that is easily absorbed by the skin. Rich in Amino acids, Vit B Complex, L-Lactic Acid and antibacterials that promote collagen production and inhibit melanin production.
  • Soy Peptide - A rich and powerful anti-oxidant, moisturising benefits and shield skin against premature aging.
  • Hydrolysed Pearl Powder - Reduce formation of melanin, promotes cell renewal while provides natural UV ray shielding.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate - A gel matrix with the biological function of a lubricant in dermis, it can hold up to 1000 times of its weight, makes the skin soft, smooth and elastic.


Purifying Facial Cleanser 
SGD$40.00
It helps to renew and repairs skin cells. Active whitening agents leave the face supple with a fresh, dewy and youthful glow.

Verdict: It does not give my face a tight sensation after washing, my skin feels soft and smooth.

Exfoliant 
SGD$55.00
The tiny micro beads gently smooth away dead skin cells making way for new ones. Antioxidant properties and Jojoba extract add to the goodness of hydrolysed Pearl Powder to dissolve oil deposits as your skin is toned and strengthened.

Verdict: This product can use 2 to 3 times a week. The beads are very fine and not harsh on my skin. My face felt so clean and smooth after use.

Revitalising Treatment Essence 
SGD$67.00
It helps the skin to receive the optimum benefits. Packed with rose water, aloe vera and effective humectant Sodium Hyaluronate, the ultimate pick-me-up for tired and dull skin.

Verdict: I apply this every day after my face is cleansed, apparently it helps to moisturise and boosts up the absorption after I apply my moisturiser.


Day Protection Cream 
SGD$60.00
Rich in Soy Peptide and potent botanical antioxidants, it helps to shield our skin from UV rays.

Verdict: Lightly scented and surprisingly my face does not feel oily after application, giving me a matte feeling.

Night Repair Emulsion 
SGD$60.00
Repairs, hydrate and renews your skin as you sleep. It helps to block the enzyme reaction that causes pigmentation.

Verdict: My face feels moisturised when I wake up the next morning. I apply it during the day time when my face feel extremely dry.

  
Intensive whitening Mask 
SGD$68.00
It contains the revolutionary purified Soy Yogurt Filtrate that works deep within the basal layers of skin to inhibit the production and transfer of melanin. Leaves the skin hydrated and firm.

Verdict: Face looks brighter and hydrated. I do find the size of the mask slightly bigger than my face shape.

Natural Pearl Foundation 
SGD$98.00
This silky, light and fuss-free foundation is perfect even for humid climates. Lustrous Pearl Powder renews skin cells while boosting its natural whitening process to give you a sheer and natural glow.

Verdict: I apply it like as foundation base or simply on its own. It feels light and looks natural on my skin tone.

Festive season is approaching and I'm sure all women out there would want to look their best when they need to attend any parties or functions. Am I right to say that?

You can either purchase their products at a discount or join my giveaway.....read on to find out more :)


~DISCOUNTS~
To purchase any hue floresta products, you can contact Jane at 67456548 and be entitled to 20% discount on your purchase by mentioning my blog name. Free delivery for purchase of 2 items & above.


Attention to all beauty fanatics!

~GIVEAWAY~

1 winner will win 1 full set of Hue Floresta products (excluding the Exfoliant) worth SGD$393

2. Like & Share the Facebook link (post must be visible to public)
3. In the comment section, tell me "why you wish to win the WHITE-A-FAIR beauty products?" and tag 2 friends

Terms & Conditions:
* Giveaway ends on 7th December 2016, Wednesday 2359 hours (Singapore time) 
* The winner will be selected on 8th December 2016
* Open to anyone and everyone living in Singapore
* Incomplete or invalid entries will be automatically disqualified without notice
* Winners will be contacted by email ( Please provide correct details for contact purpose)
* Unless otherwise stated, or agreed upon, the prize is non-transferable
* All personal details provided in this contest will be kept confidential. Only details of the winners will be shared with Ember Hue Corporation Pte Ltd to facilitate the redeeming of prize
* We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice

Disclaimer: I received a set of hue floresta products for review purpose. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are my own.

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Little Passports: Science Expeditions

{Review + Giveaway}

Since the kids had reviewed The Little Passports subscription boxes (World Edition & USA Edition) a few months ago, they were so excited to review the latest subscription box (Science Expeditions) this time round *yippee*. 

The Science Expeditions subscription is going to launch from December 2016 onwards. For each month's subscription, kids are required to  help Sam and Sofia (the characters in the story) to solve real-life scientific mysteries. Suitable for ages 9 and above.

For the 1st month subscription, there will be a Science Case (bag) and a Lab Notebook included in the package to keep track what they have learnt during the science experiment.

It is a very hands-on learning kit so it enticed them to find out more to uncover mysteries of the case. Basic science kits are included in the package to use during the experiment.

Clear instructions are given to do all the necessary experiments.

There is a comic book to illustrate about the mystery of the case.


Kids were so occupied by themselves by following the instructions on the booklet.

They did the fingerprint analysis to find the actual culprit.


Using fruits to do the DNA extraction and we used tomatoes :)
Some materials are not provided in the package but they are easily available at home.

Can we solve the mystery?

You know what? It's so fun that they are looking forward to more science experiments from The Little Passports. Christmas is coming soon, it will be a good idea to purchase subscription boxes as gifts for your kids, nephews or nieces. I am sure they will have a blast trying out these science experiments at home.

The kind folks from The Little Passports is giving 3 months of free Science Expeditions Subscription to 1 lucky winner.

To participate in the giveaway, all you have to do is:
2. Like and Share this FB post
3. Leave your email address in the comment section and tag 2 friends

The Winner is CHAN BEE LENG!

Giveaway Terms & Conditions:
* Giveaway ends 24 November 2016, Thursday 2359 hours (Singapore time) 
* The winner will be selected on 25 November 2016
* Incomplete or invalid entries will be automatically disqualified without notice
* Winners will be contacted by email (Please provide correct details for contact purpose)
* Unless otherwise stated, or agreed upon, the prize is non-transferable
* All personal details provided in this contest will be kept confidential. Only details of the winners will be shared with The Little Passports to facilitate the redeeming of prize
* We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice

Disclaimer: We received subscription boxes for review purpose. No monetary was compensated, all opinion are our own.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Safari Zoo Run 2017

[Giveaway + Discounts] 


This year our family managed to take part in two family runs and we enjoyed running together. The kids were ecstatic when I told them about the Safari Zoo Run 2017. Why? Because....the run is going to be held at Singapore Zoo. How cool is that right? Imagine running with the family while enjoying the scenery of the animals in the zoo. It's like killing two birds with one stone, woohoo!

I started to pick up running again this year, partly due to the excess kilos I put on for the past few months. When age is catching up, metabolism rate becomes slower and I suppose that is the reason why I can put on weight even when I drink water, lol! Jokes aside, I need to allocate more time to continue my running regime consistently in the gym so that I can build up my stamina and get myself ready for the family run again next year. Let's start running for better health and great family bonding opportunity for the coming run on 18th February 2017.  



About the event:
Safari Zoo Run was conceived to commemorate Singapore Zoo's Famous matriarch and one of Singapore's most loved animal personalities - Ah Meng the Sumatran orangutan, who died of old age in February 2008.

The objectives of Safari Zoo Run are to encourage family bonding and raise awareness on wildlife conservation.



There will be 4 animal icons for Safari Zoo Run 2017. They are Ah Meng the Orangutan, Chawang the Asian Elephant, Canola the Manatee and Sunny the Hornbill. 

The run’s theme, “Run for Wildlife” focuses on raising awareness for wildlife conservation. Each animal icon team supports an endangered wildlife species that we would like to raise awareness for. Do your part for wildlife by choosing an animal icon team to support and help raise awareness for them.

Join a team and run for wildlife today!


~Discount Code~
There is a 10% discount code for Mamamie's Thots readers. Simply key in this code: SZR2017BGPRMMMT10
This discount code applies to early bird rates or normal rates (till 15th January 2017)

~GIVEAWAY~
The Safari Zoo Run is giving 2 complimentary race slots of any category to 1 lucky winner!

WINNER: Nancy Chng

To participate in the giveaway, all you have to do is:
2. Like and Share this FB post
3. Leave your email address in the comment section and tag 2 friends

Giveaway Terms & Conditions:
* Giveaway ends 16th November 2016, Tuesday 2359 hours (Singapore time) 
* The winner will be selected on 17 November 2016
* Open to anyone and everyone living in Singapore
* Incomplete or invalid entries will be automatically disqualified without notice
* Winners will be contacted by email (Please provide correct details for contact purpose)
* Unless otherwise stated, or agreed upon, the prize is non-transferable
* All personal details provided in this contest will be kept confidential. Only details of the winners will be shared with HiVelocity Events Pte Ltd to facilitate the redeeming of prize
* We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice


Save the date on 18 February 2017!

Time: 6AM
Venue: Singapore Zoo
80 Mandai Lake Road
Singapore 729826
Facebook: @SafariZooRunSingapore

Disclaimer: We were invited to participate in the Singapore Zoo Run 2017. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are our own.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Aikido 1st Grading

 We have been wanting to send the kids to learn some sort of martial arts for a long time. We felt its important for them to pick up some self-defence skills so that they know how to protect themselves in this unpredictable world. They have tried the Wing Chun martial arts many years ago and they simply have no interest at all. YS happened to know about Aikido martial arts from his friend and requested from us to sign him up for it. We were quite surprised about his sudden request because he had never shown much interest in other enrichment activities he went before. 

As parents, we felt as long as the child is interested in learning and financially we are able to cope, we are more than happy to let him pursue something he/she likes. They have started Aikido since 3 months ago and they look forward to the weekly lesson.


Recently, YS and YQ were selected to go for their 1st grading and they were pretty excited. Been promoted to the yellow belt was a great boost to their confidence level and I can't wait to see them attain more colourful belts down the road. As for Junior YS, he will be taking his grading in the next round and hopefully he will have the same excitement as his siblings when the time comes.
 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Bee Amazed by QueenBEE Secrets

Constantly on a lookout for products that are natural and safe for my children have always been my top priority. Knowing that their skins are delicate and making sure that products will lessen the chances of allergy reaction after an application is very important.

Recently I was introduced to this range of QueenBEE products from Australia. They come in the different variation of balms for different usages. All their products are suitable for super sensitive skin so no more fear to skin breakouts.


BEE Pure (SGD$44)
Certified Organic Honey, Royal Jelly
Purified with Crystals
Benefits:
-Rich body moisturizer
-Relieve sensitive dry skin
-Repair cuticles
-Relieve cracks
-Nut free

Rapid BEE Repair (SGD$29)
Royal Jelly for healthy skin with just a hint of Lavender essential oil for soothing effects
Benefits:
-Hydrate and soothe irritated, dry, scaly skin
-Reduce redness
-Relieve cracked heels
-Repair fingernails
-Relieve scar tissue
-Smooth flaky chapped skin
-Revitalise skin texture

Bush BEE (SGD$29)
Nature's protector Lemon Scented Eucalyptus plus Royal Jelly
Benefits:
-Soothe irritated, itchy skin due to bug bites
-Soothe redness and relieve stings
-Protect minor abrasions
-Help ward off bugs
-Nut free


The nutritional element found in royal jelly is good for our skin and here are some reasons why:
-contain 10 amino acids, 16 minerals and 18 enzymes
-contain 16 vitamins (A,D,E,C,K & B Complex)
-Pantothenic Acid to assist in cell renewal & stimulating the healing of wounds
-Trace Elements: Rutin, plus a gelatin substance in royal jelly that helps stimulate collagen production



As all the QueenBEE balms come in solid form, the best way is to use a spatula (provided inside the metal container) and scrape a small amount onto your fingers. Use your fingers to soften balm and smear onto your skin. Allow it to penetrate for 1-2 minutes.


My mum has dry flaky elbows so she applied Rapid BEE Repair on her skin consecutively for a few days. After application, the skin is moisturised and protected with a layer of balm. The result is shown to be effective for her.


The kind folks from Ember Hue Corporation Pte Ltd is giving a Rapid BEE Repair to 3 lucky winners.
Congrats to the winners:
Weeqi Wee Qi
Elisa Lee
Esther Lay Eng Chng

To participate in the giveaway, all you have to do is:
1. Like and Share this FB post
2. Leave your email address in the comment section and tag 2 friends

Giveaway Terms & Conditions:
* Giveaway ends 25th October 2016, Tuesday 2359 hours (Singapore time) 
* The winner will be selected on 26 October 2016
* Open to anyone and everyone living in Singapore
* Incomplete or invalid entries will be automatically disqualified without notice
* Winners will be contacted by email ( Please provide correct details for contact purpose)
* Unless otherwise stated, or agreed upon, the prize is non-transferable
* All personal details provided in this contest will be kept confidential. Only details of the winners will be shared with Ember Hue Corporation Pte Ltd to facilitate the redeeming of prize
* We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice

To purchase QueenBee Secrets products, you can contact 67456548 and be entitled to 30% discount on your purchase by mentioning my blog name.

Disclaimer: We received some QueenBEE Secrets products for review purpose. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are our own.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Math Journey with Junior YS

With just a few more months left before the youngest embarks on the next phase (Primary School), we decided to teach him multiplication. It wasn't my plan to teach him now but just so happened that my mother reminded me that maybe I should try it on him since he is a fast learner. Thankfully, he is very open to learning new things.

After we had spent so much enrichment money on abacus lessons for his older siblings and honestly I felt the money were gone to waste since what they learnt during abacus lessons were not helping much in their math studies later on. Since then, I have decided not to sign Junior YS for any abacus lessons. Luckily, math is not a subject he fears or dislikes and so he is able to grasp the math concept easily during learning time in the school and at home.


He has learnt multiplication from 1 to 11....probably 12 will be the last one to teach him. 










Thursday, September 29, 2016

Travel around the world with The Little Passports

Travelling with kids can be quite intimidating for us especially when we have to take into the consideration of the arrangement on the total expenditure (for flights / accommodation / food and shopping) for the whole family. We are not seasoned travellers but if financial and time permits, we do hope someday we have the chance to bring them along to as many countries as possible and learn about the world. 

Personally, I feel that it's best to let them read up more information about that country to minimise the impact of culture shock. Besides surfing the internet to dig for more information, one of the ways to let my kids learn more about the world is to subscribe to THE LITTLE PASSPORTS.

Based according to your child's age, there are 3 recommended subscriptions:
  • Early Explorers (Aged 3-5)
  • World Edition (Aged 6-10)
  • USA Edition (Aged 7-12)
It is a monthly package which will expose the child to a different part of the world and let them understand and learn through the hands-on learning activity.


1st Month : World Edition




1st Month : USA Edition


2nd Month : World Edition

2nd Month : USA Edition

3rd Month : World Edition

3rd Month : USA Edition

They enjoyed the activities sent to them every month and would look forward to the next destination they are going to "explore" with The Little Passport. 

Disclaimer: We received 3 months of subscription (World & USA Edition) from The Little Passports. No monetary was compensated, all opinion are our own.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Singapore River Safari

Our initial plan to visit the museum was cancelled due to the F1 race event held at the city area. Hb decided to bring them out for a few hours of fun at the River Safari instead. No doubt we have brought the kids to the Singapore Zoo a few times but this was their 1st visit to the River Safari.

We purchased our tickets via online in order to get 25% discount off the usual price. Of course, it will be cheaper to join their membership plan if you wish to visit there often. Check out their website for more info.


We reached there around 3 plus in the afternoon and spent a few good hours over there until the closing time. The weather was not too warm and it was not as crowded as what I was expecting. All I can say, the kids had fun and they wished to come back and explore the Night Safari the next time round.

Nice to meet you!

The kids were fully equipped with camera phones and video camcorders.

Potential future blogger or director?

Kissing "fishes"


Our boat ride!


A short video on our maiden trip to River Safari!


We did not know that the tickets we bought included the normal boat ride and accidentally paid extra for this Amazon River Quest tickets. In the end, we tried both different types of ride and the kids loved the Amazon River Quest ride. Make sure your kid is above 1.06m tall to meet the minimum height requirement.

River Safari
80 Mandai Lake Road
Singapore 729826