Product Review - Modbox

~ Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 5:10 PM ~

About half a year ago, I reviewed for Modbox and recently, they approached me to be a part of their Modbox Bloggers Community where I will receive a special Bloggers Kit once every two months with all the beauty samples to review. In addition, I will also get exclusive invites to events and workshops by their brand partners, as well as giveaways for my readers from time to time! So why not?! I get to review and try out beauty samples and at the same time, you guys get to participate in special giveaways as well! Awesome right?!

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Description from the product page:
"Modbox is a beauty box discovery service in Malaysia. We partner with beauty brands so you can sample products before you buy. Modbox gives you the power to choose the samples that you want in your Beauty Box. Because a lady knows herself best!"

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I have previously mentioned in my blog posts that I am not a fan of beauty products as I always have the perception that there are simply just too many products and brands out there and how the heck am I supposed to figure out which one works best for me? And being a frugal person, I never really buy beauty products especially now that I am a SAHM and there are not much opportunities for me to go out anyway. I don't even wear makeup when I was working last time, let alone now! But of course, deep down inside, I do want to look good and on the occasions that I am out in public, I do want to look presentable and pleasant to look at.

So to be given the opportunity again to work with Modbox, I was of course delighted to be able to try out beauty sample products delivered right up to my door and I don't have to risk wasting my money buying the actual size products and end up not liking it. So anyway, I received my first blogger kit beauty box delivered right to my doorstep few days ago and this is how they looked like the moment I opened up my parcel:


 Here is a short summary of the products:

1) Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Hand Therapy (RM35 for 25g).


=> My feedback: I put on some on my hand and the first thing that I realised is the fruit flowery scent of lavender. Nice! My skin also felt smoother and softer after applying the cream. Will need to apply in longer run to fully test the results of this product. Btw I also received a Tarocco Orange Body Lotion sample pack and a Somerset Meadow eau de toilette perfume vial. I used to collect perfume vial!



2) Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder (RM48 for 8g).



=> My feedback: I asked for ivory color (code 00) as it is the closest match to my fair skin and I love it! Its powdery texture when applied smoothly onto my face is able to cover up my blemishes and smoothen my facial skin as well giving me an overall fain skin outlook. And the awesome thing is you don't need to put up so much powder as a little bit of it does wonders already!


3) Unico Advanced UV Defense SPF50/PA+++ (RM198 for 30ml).



=> My feedback: This sample came in a very distinct blood red bottle. The cream is vanilla beige in color and I dabbed some onto my left cheek. It does not feel sticky at all and has a nice and very refreshing smell but I will need to try this out a few more days to fully test the results of this product. I am happy to be able to try this out as being in Malaysia, we get hot hot hot weather all year round, so to have this product is really handy!


4) Murad Hybrids Eye Lift Illuminator (RM165 for 1.8ml).

=> My feedback: I dabbed some right below my eye (on my dark circles and eye bags to be precise) and immediately felt a minor tinge feeling where the cream was applied on. After a few seconds, I can actually feel some tightening motion below my eyes as the cream dried up, kinda like the cream is stretching my skin, pulling them away and I can noticed my dark circles and eye bags are not so visible and obvious. Will try few more times to fully test the product.

Do give Modbox a try as there are potential with unknown brands and for the price comparison with other beauty subscriptions (which could be double or more of what Modbox is offering)! As for me, I will definitely look forward to trying out more beauty products and being part of Modbox Bloggers Community!

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Now, those who followed my blog and Facebook page regularly will know that I am already cutting down on a lot of product reviews and giveaways to focus on my 2 kiddos and also caring for myself and our 3rd baby who is due in this October. But Modbox has generously offered 3 more beauty boxes for me to host as a giveaway to 3lucky winners with Malaysia mailing address!

Each winner will get to win online coupon to redeem a beauty box where they can pick one item from three categories each respectively. The coupon also provides free shipping of their prize. Remember, as long as you have a valid mailing address in Malaysia, you can enter this giveaway already! So woohooo to you guys!

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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.

iPad App Review - Wee Sing & Learn 123

~ Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 7:13 AM ~

I love trying out educational apps for my kiddos. And this time, the app can be used for both my 4 years old boy and my almost 2 years old girl. Without further ado, here goes my feedback...

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* Title: Wee Sing & Learn 123
* Price: $2.99
* Category: Education
* Released: July 18, 2013
* Version: 1.1
* Size: 478 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: zuuka incorporated © zuuka
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description from the product page:

"Sing along under the sea with charming sea critters to learn numbers! The new Wee Sing & Learn 123 app combines upbeat music, animated sea animals, and read-along lyrics and text to provide parents fun and creative ways to help their children learn their numbers. From beloved children’s brand Wee Sing and award-winning developer zuuka, this educational tool will provide endless entertainment.

Kids will love learning their numbers with help from the humorous sea animals that swim along to the music. The simple songs are easy for kids to sing along as the read-along text is highlighted. They also learn how to draw numbers, play a numbers matching game, and color all their new critter friends.

The Wee Sing & Learn 123 app effectively teaches numbers and counting through the use of music along with charming animation. The interactive graphics, narration, and music will enhance the learning of numbers, language development, listening skills, and retention. "

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* It is engaging and interactive and I love the beautiful illustrations!

* I love tracing activities and it is the similar style that I adopt in my self-made learning worksheets for my 4 years old boy. We just went through 1 to 10 for our lessons and this app is perfect to reinforce his lessons!

* I like the 123 Song as it is very catchy and fun to listen to. Can clearly see my almost 2 years old girl dancing along to the song.

* I am very excited to see the potential of learning numbers from this app while my kiddos can still be having fun!

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You can purchase the "Wee Sing & Learn 123" app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store 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. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews" I'm a full-time mummy

Food Review - Makko Nyonya Restaurant

~ Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:40 AM ~

I just want to share some of the dishes we tried during our short 3 days 2 nights stay in Melaka recently. Firstly, we arrived quite late on our 1st day, 8pm+ to be exact by the time we checked into our hotel. We didn't go up to our room immediately, we just went back to our car and looked for the nearest restaurant we could find so that we could have our dinners (don't want cranky hungry kids!)

So, this is what we saw... Makko Nyonya Restaurant! Location: 123, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000, Melaka. Malaysia. (Phone: 06-284 0737)

Ambience and environment around the restaurant is cozy and quiet. There's about 2 other families in the restaurant when we were there.

After we placed our orders, we were served with a plate of tapioca crackers (RM2 per plate) while we waited for our food. Our kiddos seem to enjoy the crackers and when I turned around, I noticed the restaurant sell these crackers too. I didn't find out how much these crackers were being sold for though I did mentioned to hubby maybe we should buy few packs home hahahaha...

I will start with the not so nice food first... these fried chicken arrived first and we ordered 3 plates of rice, each rice RM1.20 (3rd plate to be shared by Benjamin and Alyson). I don't really like this dish as I feel the chicken meat is a bit too hard to chew on. I only had a piece and the rest was finished up by my poor hubby hahaha.. (Price: RM10 for small dish)

Next up is the chicken pongteh. I first heard about the pongteh word from one of the mummies in my FB mums group that I joined in. Tastewise, a bit too salty for my liking but hubby likes it. I feel it is like those soy sauce chicken dish, only that the potatoes are much more saltier. (Price: RM10 for small dish)

Egg is my favorite, but somehow with my 3rd pregnancy, I don't really crave for eggs all the time but this time, when I saw the prawn omelette, I went 'mmmmmmm' and whacked most of it hahahaha... this dish is nice! (Price: RM9 for small dish)

This has got to be the best dish for our dinner that night. Fried fish with salted sambal. Yums to the max! Hubby and I fought over it, luckily our kiddos are not into spicy foods else all 4 of us will be fighting over this dish! It is very very delicious, especially when dipped with the sambal and the fish is just crispy and juicy enough. (Price: RM36 for small dish)

And finally, of course I have to complete my dinner with an order of cendol! It is a bit too sweet but I've been on some sugary fasting (due to my glucose blood readings) but decided to let go and go crazy with sugary stuff for this trip hahahaha! I shared this bowl with my boy (he just had a few spoons of it only) (Price: RM4.70)

Total bill? RM75.30, a bit too pricey for me but it's not like we always go on holiday and feast like this. Thanks for reading!