Product Review - Pigeon Sakura Skincare

~ Posted on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 8:22 AM ~

I have previously reviewed the MagMag Spout Cup by Pigeon company and is thrilled to be contacted again to review their latest range of skincare products, the Sakura Skincare Range. I am all for natural ingredients products and since this range of products offered for my review are free from harsh chemicals, does not contain paraben, sulphates and coloring agents and uses natural ingredients such as sakura flowers extract, I thought why not? It took me almost 2 months to try out all the products as I had to clear off other skincare products that I got for my reviews as well. Without further delay, read on for my review below:

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Pigeon Sakura Skincare

Description from the product page:
"PIGEON Sakura Baby Toiletries is the perfect solution to help protect your baby's skin against skin irritation and its associated problems. Free from harsh chemicals, it does not contain paraben, sulphates and coloring agents.  It uses natural ingredients such as our signature Sakura extract, renowned for its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties.  So mild and gentle, it is proven safe on baby's sensitive skin."

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I received the following products for my review: Sakura Skincare Baby Wash 2-in-1, Sakura Skincare Baby Shampoo, Sakura Skincare Baby Milky Lotion, Sakura Skincare Baby Oil and Sakura Skincare Baby Powder.

The first product I tried on my 2 kiddos is the Sakura Skincare Baby Milky Lotion. It was such a coincident that my girl was having some rash on her tummy (reactions from taking certain Cheddar cheese products) and I thought why not give this lotion a try? So I dabbed on some of the lotion on my girl's tummy and gently rubbed it all over her tummy. The lotion smells flowery and I love it! The rash cleared by 2nd day. I think that's good as it normally takes my girl about 3 days at least for her rash to start clearing bit by bit. So to see it gone by 2nd day itself is really a good outcome!

Pigeon Sakura Skincare

The next products I tried on my 2 kiddos are the Sakura Skincare Baby Wash 2-in-1 and Sakura Skincare Baby Shampoo. The smell is same as the lotion itself. The transparent color liquid produces enough foam for me to generously rubbed it all over my kiddos body and I love that after using these products on them, their skin stays smooth and supple. I like the fact that I can use these product from head to toe! Yay!

Pigeon Sakura Skincare

The next product I tried on my 2 kiddos is the Sakura Skincare Baby Powder. I love that the bottle is handy and the powder that comes out is not too much and it is easy to just shake and pour out some powder for immediate application. There are some brands of powder I used before which is difficult to shake out the powder. Again, the Sakura Skincare Baby Powder smells just as flowery as the earlier products I tried on my 2 kiddos. I also like that the powder rubs off easily leaving my kiddos' skin smooth and fresh.

Pigeon Sakura Skincare

The last product I tried on my 2 kiddos is the Sakura Skincare Baby Oil. To be honest, the reason why this is the last product being tested is because I don't use baby oil that much on my 2 kiddos. Maybe it's because of my weird mindset that baby oil is greasy and yucky and messy. But anyway, I have to test it out and share my feedback with you guys, so I dabbed on some onto my palm and rubbed it around my girl's arms and legs and tummy. I'd like to share that the oil keeps my girl's skin smooth and supple and it does not feel as greasy as I thought it would be. Smell wise, same flowery scent. Not bad actually!

Pigeon Sakura Skincare

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You can find out more info at Pigeon's website.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the products in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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Product Review - VW Family Vinyl Walls Sticker

~ Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 8:40 AM ~

I am a fan of wall stickers so when I came across the opportunity to review this cute family vinyl wall stickers, of course I immediately go ahead for it! I browsed through the website selection for family type of wall stickers, mind you, there are tons of designs to choose from but what I had on mind was something like stick figurines so the one that I chose is the VW family vinyl design even though none of us own any VW.

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VW Family Vinyl Walls Sticker

Description from the product page:
"Show off your unique family on the family car with our vinyl decal family kits and mix and match stick family car decals. Every member of the family is special, which is why you get to pick and choose individual stick family decals to represent each of the unique members of your family on your car or even walls. There are stick family car decals for every member of the family, from baby figure stickers to grandparents figure decals to choose from. You can choose to add stick family members for those other things that define who your family is our pets stick people and other car family decals. Looking for untraditional vinyl decal family kits? Or vinyl decal family kits are a fun twist on the typical car window stickers family, with different themes to choose from, ranging from sports to Star Wars family decals. "

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The wall sticker came in a nice packaging and with proper and easy to follow instructions on how to apply the wall stickers. I did not use all the family / animals figurines as we don't have any dogs or cats or babies (for now hahaha) so I only put up the mummy, daddy, little boy and little girl figurines.

VW Family Vinyl Walls Sticker

Now let me explain a bit why I ended up applying the wall stickers on a ermm... our bathroom door instead of on a wall. You see, there might be some possibility of our room being repaint so I thought, we won't be having our bathroom door changed so tadaaaa... bathroom door it is! 

I asked my 3.5 years old boy whether he wants to stand next to mummy or daddy and my boy said 'Stand next to mummy!' so alright... I got on to gently peel off the figurines and apply it one by one. It is a bit difficult for me as the figurines are very thin (stick figures you see!) and I was quite worried I might accidentally folded the stickers!

Anyway, after a few minutes I managed to put all 4 figurines nicely next to each other while my boy hover next to me and my girl safely in her playpen tried to see what is happening. Once I was done, I carried my girl out and let her explore the wall stickers, at the same time explaining to my 2 kiddos who they represents in our family.

VW Family Vinyl Walls Sticker

Close up shot of our family hahahaha... I love it even though we do not own any VW car, I think this is a cute way to spice up a room!

VW Family Vinyl Walls Sticker

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You can view more designs at http://www.vinyldisorder.com/familykits.html

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Product Review - Anywayup

~ Posted on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 2:01 PM ~

I always have the weirdest and luckiest luck ever! Or maybe the Twitter fairy is being kind to me... Anyway, I stumbled upon this tweet message looking for bloggers to review their products and I replied them asking whether they are OK with international bloggers, and my oh my, they are happy to provide me a product of my choice from their website for my review! So here goes my review for the "Anywayup 360° Toddler cup & Anywayup 360° Junior cup ":

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Anywayup

Description from the product page:
"The Anywayup cup was the world's first and best totally non-spill cup. Invented by mum and entrepreneur, Mandy Haberman, this award-winning iconic product will be re-launched soon by Haberman Products. "

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I am so thrilled to be given 2 products for my review: Anywayup 360° Toddler cup for Alyson and Anywayup 360° Junior cup for Benjamin. The cups came in eco-friendly packaging which is easy to open and has a real tiny pamphlet inside the cup with the product's description and instructions.

Pictures below are the Anywayup 360° Junior cup for my 45 months old boy, Benjamin. I asked for the red colored cup as my 3.5 years old boy loves red color things. I've also took apart everything in this cup so you can see how it works. It has an innovative circular valve system which with gentle sipping allows toddlers to drink from anywhere around the rim.

Anywayup

My boy currently drinks from his straw cup, he can also drink straight from a cup (though I still get butterflies in my tummy everytime I see him holding and hovering the cup over to his mouth - quite paranoid of spills, really!) The cool thing with this cup is it allows my boy the independence to drink from a cup (without handles!) and yet give me the assurance there will be NO spills at all! The rubberised layer at the rim actually prevents spillage and there's this rubber layer at the base of the cup which holds the cup pretty well and prevents it from sliding away. I love it!

To be honest, I think my boy expected the moment he tilt the cup, the water will flow straight to his mouth (like how water in a cup works) so it took a while for him to get used to drinking from this cup as he needs to learn to sip through the rim in order for the water to go into his mouth. But once he got the idea and concept, he drinks water so fast that I have to top it up in a minute!

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Pictures below are the Anywayup 360° Toddler cup for my 15 months old girl, Alyson. I asked for the red colored cup as well as I don't want my kiddos to be fighting over different colors so might as well get the same color for them hahaha... I've also took apart everything in this cup so you can see how it works. It has the same innovative circular valve system which with gentle sipping allows toddlers to drink from anywhere around the rim, the only difference I can see is this cup has 2 rubberised handles at the side.

Anywayup

My girl currently drinks from her straw sippy cup. The cool thing with this cup is it allows my girl to transition to a cup (with handles for now!) and yet give me the assurance there will be NO spills at all! Like her brother's cup, the rubberised layer at the rim actually prevents spillage and there's this rubber layer at the base of the cup which holds the cup pretty well and prevents it from sliding away. Love love love this!

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Unlike her brother, it doesn't take long at all for my girl to get used to drinking from this cup, maybe because she is still breastfeeding and still knows how to suckle properly to get water (breastmilk from me). One thing she is still getting used to is to hold the handles properly as she likes to hold the cup itself like her brother.

Anywayup

One thing I would like to highlight is the few occasions where my daughter drops her cup from her playpen (about 3 feet from floor) and there are some water spillage (more like water droplets) as the impact of the fall from the height causes some vibrations to the rubberised rim on the cup and hence spilling some water from the cup. But otherwise, with proper handling of the cup during drinking, totally no spills at all, even when my kiddos turned the cup upside down.

Very good products which I totally recommend!

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You can get more info at http://www.anywayup.com/products.html

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the products in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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