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Healthy baby skin with Zwitsal.

Recently Liam and I found ourselves in the company of Zwitsal, a baby product that has been in the market since year 1900. Yes, that means it is 116 years old!

The reason why you probably have not heard about it despite its long history is because it’s always been a European brand. In fact it is the number 1 brand in Netherlands.

Fortunately for us on this side of the world, it has decided to enter (or re-enter, apparently they were around some decades ago?) the Asian market and now we’re all able to get our hands on this lovely baby skincare that is known for being wonderful to our bubba’s skin.

Zwitsal basically has two ranges of products; “Classic” and “Natural”. All its products under the “Classic” umbrella contain extract from Canola flowers – a naturally moisturising ingredient. As for “Natural”, the products contain natural ingredients such as milk, honey, aloe vera and even citronella.

Zwitsal is also safe for sensitive baby skin as they have been tested for hypo-allergenic with pH balanced formulation so it is definitely a bonus!

# – The “Classic” range.

# – The “Natural” range.

Firstly, lets talk about Zwitsal’s bath products. Love the “Milk & Honey Baby Bath”. Liam’s always smells delicious and nommable after a bath. Needless to say, his skin loves it too.

# – Zwitsal’s baby bath products.

I never needed baby shampoo before but Liam’s hair grown a lot now so he needs to get his hair washed and Zwitsal’s “2-in-1 Hair and Body” bath really comes in handy. It is especially great for travelling as I don’t need to lug too many things just for his bathtime! It’s got aloe vera and Pro Vitamin B5 in it which is great for hair. Oh, and it contains celery and candlenut too. Pretty interesting I would say! Again, something I steal for myself sometimes too, hehehehe.

# – My son has hair now!

My favourite product from Zwitsal is definitely the “Baby Skin Protector Lotion with Citronella”. It’s a moisturiser and also a mosquito repellent in one convenient tube! There’s none like it in the market currently!

Gawd knows all us mummies have been struggling with keeping our bubs from being mossie feed. I’m really bad with remembering to put on mozzie patches on Liam but I moisturise his skin daily so this is just perfect for us. I am also not going to say how many times I have nicked Liam’s Zwitsal moisturiser for myself hehe.

For mummies who prefer the classic skin lotion (cause you’re a purist), Zwitsal has one infused with just canola and jojoba oil and is perfect to be applied to the entire body after bath time. I use it pretty regularly too when we’re at home with air-conditioning on, you know when there’s no threat from beastly mosquitoes.

# – Moisturise and keeping away from the mozzies.

One of the great things about Zwitsal that has really made an impression on me is its scent. Whether it’s the baby powder, skin lotion or bath solution, it’s extremely mild and pleasant and it doesn’t mask Liam’s natural scent.

I never really understood why some other brands made such strongly scented baby products cause I’ve never met a baby who has B.O, if you know what I mean? Nobody wants their kids to smell like a working woman’s handbag, hello? So thank you Zwitsal for not making overpowering smelling stuff!

To my delight, Zwitsal’s “Fresh Floral Baby Power” smells faintly of fresh roses and vanilla. So delicious and it’s infused with canola oil so hello softer baby skin!

# – Smell of roses and vanilla, yummy!

All in all, we’re very happy with Zwitsal. I most definitely will recommend Zwitsal if you’re looking for affordable and safe baby skincare. It’s available at most pharmacies near you.

Do check out their Facebook here and official website here for more information.

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Free Video Streaming All Day Every Day!

When I first heard about this free video streaming 24 hours a day everyday from U Mobile called VIDEO-ONZ, naturally I was sceptical. It sounds like something straight out of a dream.

Could something that sounds so good be true? Well, I went to the launch of VIDEO-ONZ and yes, it’s definitely real.

With 11 content partners to choose from on VIDEO-ONZ, you will be spoilt for choice on what to stream. They aren’t just some obscure content providers as well, I mean we are talking about folks like YouTube, HyppTV Everywhere, Viu, iflix, Astro on the Go, tonton, Youku Tudou, ErosNow, HeroTalkies, ONFM and Pocketimes!

As long as you stream from these 11 partners, your existing data plan with U Mobile remains untouched! What is this sorcery?

According to U Mobile’s Chief Marketing Officer, Ms Jasmine Lee, VIDEO-ONZ was conceived when they noticed that there’s a spike in data usage for video streaming during the time they offered free YouTube and tonton streaming for off-peak hours back in October 2014.

In fact, there was a 14 times increase in data usage for video streaming and with that in mind, U Mobile decided that the next course of action was to create something that will enhance all of U Mobile customers’ experience. Lo and behold, VIDEO-ONZ was born.

I just love how customer-centric U Mobile has always been and still is :)

VIDEO-ONZ free unlimited content streaming is available (based on standard definition video quality) for all customers on P70, i90 and i130 postpaid plans while for customers on prepaid, other postpaid and broadband plans, they will receive an extra 100% free data for VIDEO-ONZ. On top of that, all UMI customers get to enjoy free extra 1GB of data until 30 June 2016!

To find out more, visit here or hang out at http://www.fb.com/umobile

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Why I take calcium everyday.

Most people who know me and my husband would know that we are quite obsessive when it comes to researching products that we use in our daily lives. That’s why I am absolutely thrilled whenever I get approached to do reviews on products that I am already using myself. As I know that they are genuinely great products, I just feel the extra drive to promote them, you know.

So one of these brands is Blackmores. They had asked me to write about their Calcium + vitamin D3 supplement and guess what, I am already taking their Bio Calcium product since 2013 (when I found out that I got pregnant).

My faithful bottle of Blackmore’s Bio Calcium which I take with folic acid every day.

I am taking calcium because from all the reading about pregnancies that I have done, the lack of calcium seems to be a top issue in a woman’s health, particularly those who are pregnant or have been pregnant.

Babies, before they’re born, require a lot of calcium to build their bones and teeth. So if a mother doesn’t have enough calcium in her diet, calcium will actually be drawn from the mother’s bones and teeth to nourish the baby. If you don’t want to get osteoporosis or bone problems when you’re older, please, please, please take calcium supplements now.

So the Calcium + Vitamin D3 supplements I received from Blackmores is an even better version of the ones I was taking. It has 600mg of calcium with 500 IU of Vitamin D3, while my previous one only has 500mg of calcium with 200 IU of Vitamin D3.

You must be wondering, why vitamin D? Well, if you don’t know already, vitamin Ds aid the absorption of calcium :)

The more potent Calcium + D3 from Blackmores.

The pill size is standard (same size as the pills from my old bottle) and I don’t have issues with swallowing it. I like the flip-up lid cause knowing me if it was a screw-on cap I would have lost the cap by now, speaking from experience.

After giving birth, it’s all the more important that I continue taking calcium as I am breastfeeding. Guess where the calcium in breastmilk comes from? Yeap, from the mommy! So as a woman, it’s really important to keep taking calcium supplements.

Yeah, mummy’s given all my calcium to you boy! Do find out more about Calcium + D3 here.

As long as I am breathing, I will continue to take calcium supplement everyday. Hopefully I will have healthy bones all the way into my twilight years!

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