Product Review & Giveaway - FunBites

~ Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 8:09 AM ~

I received an email from Bobbie Rhoads, the inventor of this awesome product asking whether I am interested in reviewing her product. Oh hey, any product that helps to ease my work in preparing food for the family is always welcome! Anyway long story short, here is my review of the FunBites™ set which was sent to me.

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FunBites™ is the first state of the art kitchen tool that instantly cuts kids' food into BITE-SIZED FUN SHAPED PIECES.  They are perfect to get even the pickiest eaters to try something new and eat healthier.  Or try them for your kids' Bento lunch! Choose your favorite FunBites™ pack in Cube It! or Luv It! Each pack includes it's own cutter with curved blades that quickly cuts food into small bites and a matching popper that instantly pops out the fun-shaped pieces so hands are clean, food is untouched.  Use on any kid-friendly food from pancakes, fish, cheese, and bread to waffles, watermelon and burgers! Start with a flat surface and let the magic begin!

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I received both the Cube It! or Luv It! set for my giveaway. My review here will be based on the Cube It! set as I realised I've always been cutting the food Ben takes into cubes. My feedback as below:

* Appearance: I love the colors of the FunBites™ set. It is quite heavy (for me) but the size is just right.

* Functionality: It is very easy to use and I love the handling of the Cube It! set. I just need to remove the popper aside, placed the cutter on top of the food I want to cut into cubes, press downwards while holding the cutter handle at the sides for a few seconds. And once you removed the cutter, you just need to slot back the popper into the cutter and your food will pop out in cubes size now!

Anyway, enough talking, check out the pictures below for some of the occasions when I used FunBites™:

Ahhhhh... my favorite fruit, mangoes!!!

French toast!

Top picture: Cheesecake, Bottom picture: Broccoli pancakes!

Verdict: I love how it helps save my time in preparing my boy's food by cutting it to bite-sized pieces!

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You can get more info on where to buy it at http://www.funbites.com/collections/all

You get 20% off the entire purchase if you enter this coupon code "MummyandFunbites" (without the quotes)

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Yes, yes, we are all waiting for this glorious moment!

Now, the generous Ms. Bobbie, the owner of FunBites™ has also sent an extra Luv It! set for me to give it away to one of my lucky blog follower / visitor who has a mailing address in Malaysia! Yep, if you are the winner, you get to win it!

If you're thinking what I gain from this, well, absolutely nothing!! I am actually forking out my own money to ship it to the winner. So I am not gaining anything from you guys! And no, I don't collect your email addresses to sell it off!

OK then, just read below for the giveaway terms and entry form, OK?

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To enter the giveaway, kindly read and follow the instructions as stated in the Rafflecopter form below.

  • You can enter either via login through your Facebook account OR just key in your name and your valid email address. 
  • Please also leave your valid email address in the post comment so that I can contact you if you win this giveaway.

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So what are you waiting for?!! Hurry up! You have 1 month time from now to join in the fun and try your luck!

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the products by FunBites™ 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 & Giveaway - Thea Skincare

~ Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 12:11 AM ~

I came across a Tweet message from Thea Skincare about reviewing opportunities for their products and decided to request for an opportunity to review their Mother and Baby range and Estelle from the awesome company replied saying they are fine with international bloggers reviewing their products (yippee!!) and asked me to choose one of the 3 products for my review.

Anyway long story short, I opted for the "Organic Coconut & Lavender Soothing Top to Toe Baby Lotion (85% organic, 100% natural)" for my review! Here goes my review after trying the product for over a month:

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Every Thea Skincare product range is designed to target an individual skin type. When used regularly as part of daily skin care routines, Thea's natural skin care products can dramatically improve the texture and appearance of skin on the face and body - such as wrinkles & fine lines, oily complexions, dry skin, sensitive skins, sun-damaged or prematurely aging skins, acne, eczema and everything in between.

Thea also offers natural and organic Mother & Baby skincare, natural skin care products, such as highly effective organic moisturisers and body creams for teenagers and a Men’s natural skin care range. Thea Skin care natural products make it possible for us all to enjoy beautifully smooth, hydrated, nourished and radiant skin from head to toe – the natural way. 

About Organic Coconut & Lavender Soothing Top to Toe Baby Lotion:

Nourish & protect even the most sensitive skins with this beautifully scented, nutrient-rich and hydrating baby moisturiser. Blended using the most gentle, organic ingredients that nature has to offer, including deeply nutritious Sweet Almond Oil and refreshing Orange Blossom.

Key ingredients: 78% organic, 100% natural, Sulphate and Paraben Free.
* Organic Aloe Juice – mild and soothing, attracts & seals in moisture.
* Organic Lavender, Organic Chamomile Distillates – soothe & hydrate sensitive skins.
* Orange Blossom Distillate – antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and refreshing.
* Shea Butter - the most effective natural moisturiser. Protects, repairs & draws in moisture.
* Sweet Almond Oil – nutritious & hydrating, kind to sensitive skins.
* Vitamin E –the best pregnancy skin care vitamin. Repairs, soothes & nourishes. Also perfect for healing nappy rash.

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 The reason I requested to review the "Organic Coconut & Lavender Soothing Top to Toe Baby Lotion" is because I like a product that covers head to toe and the idea of one simple product that handles everything top to bottom! 

* Appearance: The bottle is just about the right size and easy to hold. The nozzle is protected with a transparent cover which is good. However, I do not like the nozzle as sometimes too much/too little lotion got sprayed out, well maybe it's because of my hand pressure when trying to squeeze out the lotion. For me, organic = must cherish and use moderately!

* Smell: The lotion has a nice herb smell and it is not too overpowering, can't quite explain in details but just want to note down my sister in law's reaction when I used the lotion on Alyson few weeks ago. My sister in law was visiting with her son and she immediately went "Hey, what nice smell is that?" and sniffed around looking for its source. When I told her that I'm applying lotion on Alyson and my sister in law said 'That's a very nice lotion smell! Where to get it?'

* Feel: The lotion is neither too thick nor too watery and it leaves a very mild oily feel after application which lasted for a few seconds.

* Effectiveness: I noticed Alyson's skin is smoother and moist when I applied the lotion on her body and face. We recently went for our family trip for 3 days 2 nights and I forgot to bring along the lotion, as a result, I noticed there are dry skin on Alyson's knees (she is learning to flip on her front now). I immediately applied more portion of the lotion when we got home and good to report that her skin is back to being moist and smooth now! Pheww...

Verdict: A nice smelling organic lotion that moisturise my baby's skin! Love it!

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You can get more info on where to buy it at:

http://www.theaskincare.com/mother-baby-skincare-products/organic-coconut-lavender-soothing-top-toe-lotion-200ml

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Yes, yes, we are all waiting for this glorious moment!

Now, Estelle has also sent another set of the exact lotion for me to giveaway on my blog. So yes, if you are the winner, you get to win this same set I reviewed!

Again, if you're thinking what I gain from this, well, absolutely nothing!! Since the giveaway set is with me, I am actually forking out my own money to ship it to the winner. So I am not gaining anything from you guys!

OK then, just read below for the giveaway terms and entry form, OK?

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To enter the giveaway, kindly read and follow the instructions as stated in the Rafflecopter form below.

  • You can enter either via login through your Facebook account OR just key in your name and your valid email address. 
  • Please also leave your valid email address in the post comment so that I can contact you if you win this giveaway.

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So what are you waiting for?!! Hurry up! You have 1 month time from now to join in the fun and try your luck!

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by Thea Skincare 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 & Giveaway - Kids Blanks By Zoey

~ Posted on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 8:27 AM ~

A couple of months ago, I received an email from David of Kids Blanks by Zoey telling me they would love to send me some of their products for my review and of course I replied them with a big YES!!! And my oh my, they are superbly professional and fast and told me to pick out some items from their Laughing Giraffe series so that they can send them for my review!

To be honest, I really wanted to request for more of their products but, I cannot be so greedy (and scared this awesome sponsor away!!!) so, I settled for a romper/onesies and a dress in my choice of design and to my surprise, David sent a couple more for my review! Awesome!!! So here goes my review for the awesome range of clothing from Kids Blanks By Zoey:

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Kids Blanks By Zoey

Some information about the sponsor:
"Kidsblanks is a wholesale distributor, supplier and manufacturer of blank baby and toddler clothing. We carry blank clothes for preemie, newborn, infant and toddlers. We are also a distributor of men's and women's t-shirts as well as maternity blanks.

We offer wholesale and bulk prices on a wide range of products including, t-shirts, dance tutus for babies and toddlers, leopard print shoes, legwarmers, leotards, bibs, tutus, crocheted beanies, cotton baby beanie hats, burp cloths, diaper covers, pajamas, night gowns, wholesale baby blankets, fleece hoodies with matching karate pants, short sleeve and long sleeve one pieces, infant beanie hats, flower and bow clips, newborn swaddle blankets, baby lap-tees, infant dresses, toddler dresses, camouflage t-shirts for baby, men and ladies.

Our garments and apparel are manufactured & distributed for the embroidery, screen printing, embellishment, heat transfer and sublimation markets. Along with our wide selection of blank clothing, we also offer a large selection of printed clothes in polka dots, camouflage, damask, animal prints (zebra, leopard, giraffe, dalmatian, ladybug). If it's hot we will stock it!

As well as being a One Stop supplier of blank clothing, Kids Blanks also offers screen-printing services with a quick turnaround."

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Sorry for the picture quality... I took it in my room at night under yellow night, but trust me, the clothing looks way cuter and prettier than the pictures shown below! In total, I received 6 items which are: 4 onesies/rompers in 2 designs (plain white and pink polka dot) and a pink polka dot dress with a beanie to match it!  

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I had to control myself from putting them on to Alyson as I need to wash the clothing first and test how they turned out after wash and drying. The result? As good as when they arrived! The colors stayed and did not stain other clothing. The clothing did not shrink and its size and length remained as it is.

I did not notice any discomfort on my girl when she wears all the clothing, she moves comfortably and my hubby even commented that the cotton material is very good the moment he touches one of the rompers!

 Now, let's have a look at the pictures below and please, control your drool at the sight of these oh-so-cute clothing and direct your envy at the sponsor, not me... muahahahaha....

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Alyson in the plain white short sleeved rompers

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Close up of Alyson in the pink polka dot short sleeved rompers

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Alyson in the pink polka dot short sleeved rompers with the matching beanie

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Alyson in the plain white long sleeved rompers

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Alyson in the pink polka dot short sleeved rompers

Very, very good quality & beautiful clothing from Kids Blanks!

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Kids Blanks is a wholesale distributor, supplier and manufacturer of blank baby and toddler clothing, so if you are interested in their products, you can find out more at: http://www.kidsblanks.com/wholesaler-baby-clothes-totes-bags-shoes-order.php

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Yes, yes, we are all waiting for this glorious moment! I can literally feel your envy directed at me after you saw the pictures above of my Alyson parading in those oh-so-cute clothing!

Now, the generous Mr. David from Kids Blanks has decided to sponsor for a giveaway to 2 of my lucky blog followers / visitors!

Yep, if you are the winner, you get to win one of this droolworthy clothing for your precious! I have discussed with David and we have firmed up the T&Cs on the prizes as follow:

- 2 prizes to be offered, Prize #1 for girl and Prize #2 for both gender. You can only choose 1 prize if you win

- Please note that prizes offered is for 1 piece of clothing (dress or hoodie) only. The dress design is pink polka dots  on white dress (instead of black polka dots on pink dress shown below as I can't find any picture for the exaxt color) while the hoodie is zebra prints.

- The sizes shown below are the ones available, please do not enter this giveaway if your child size is not listed below, but then again, you can also enter this giveaway and give the prize to your family or friend if you win!

- Make sure you note down your prize (1 or 2) and the size for the clothing (better if you give me a size bigger just in case)

- In the event the prize you selected is not available, the sponsor will do their utmost best to replace it with an equivalent value of prize (or maybe different designs etc)

- Prizes will be sent by sponsor, so make sure you leave me your valid email address so that I can contact you if you win

PRIZE #1

ONE Polka Dot Baby Sleeveless Girls Dress
6.4 oz Interlock Knit, 100% Cotton
Polka Dot Colors: Pink on White Dress
(Pic above: 2nd one from the front)
Sizes: 0-12 mo, 12-24 mo, 2/3T, 4/5T, 6/7T

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PRIZE #2

ONE Infant Hoodies
6.4 oz/sq. yd Interlock Knit
100% Cotton
Colors: Black & White Zebra prints
Sizes: 0-3 mo, 3-6 mo, 6-12 mo, 12-18 mo

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To enter the giveaway, kindly read and follow the instructions as stated in the Rafflecopter form below.

  • You can enter either via login through your Facebook account OR just key in your name and your valid email address. 
  • Please also leave your valid email address in the post comment so that I can contact you if you win this giveaway.
  • Make sure you read the T&Cs properly (shown above and also in the Rafflecopter form)

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So what are you waiting for?!! Hurry up! You have 1 month time from now to join in the fun and try your luck!

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the products by Kids Blanks By Zoey 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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