Product Review & Giveaway - Putto Secret Powder Cream

~ Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11:30 AM ~

I received an email from Applecrumby & Fish asking whether I would be interested to review one of the products range in their store and oh boy, who am I to say no to trying out awesome products for my family and I right?! So here goes my review for the "Putto Secret Powder Cream":

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Description from the product page:
"Putto Secret Powder Cream is made from pure corn starch and is free from talc. It is enriched with Vitamin E which is perfect for scar relief. Forget the usual irritants from conventional baby powder but instead, apply Putto Secret Powder Cream which is in a cream base form, and allow it to absorb naturally in leaving a silky soft smooth feeling!"

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This bottle is almost 6 inches tall and it has a protective seal to cover it the first time I tried to open it. Once the seal is taken off, I squeezed a pea size amount of the powder cream onto my palm and started rubbing it all over my hand.

There is a subtle tinge of lemony/citrusy smell on the cream which has a peach-like color and it does not leave any oily feel on your skin after it dries up.

I like that this cream is made from pure corn starch and is free from talc. The cool thing is it is unlike the conventional powder as it is cream based, I like that there is no worries of any powder flying off or spilling on to floor.

I decided to try out the Putto Secret Powder Cream on my girl's tummy rash. It takes about 3-4 days for her rash to clear up. I would like to highlight that this product did not clear the rash but it does help the healing process as I noticed my girl normally has scars or scabs after her rash clears but when I used this cream on her rash, there is no scabs/scars around. If you are looking for products to help combat rash, you can try the Putto Secret Lotion.

Also, I keep the bottle near me at all times as I love the convenience of applying baby powder in cream form leaving my kiddos' skin smooth and silky clean. Good product!

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You can get this at Applecrumby & Fish website.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product 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 - 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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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

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Ikan Bilis (Anchovy) Powder

~ Posted on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 7:34 AM ~

You know what's nice to belong in an awesome mummy group that helps each other and share their recipes? I am so happy to learn this recipe from the mummies in this SAHM group I joined in and decided to give this a try.

Now what you do is:

- Buy ikan bilis (aka anchovy) preferably those that are already cleaned and without heads and tail.

- Wash the ikan bilis to remove the excess salt and domoic acid (this is what I read from other website)

- Drain the ikan bilis and arrange them as a flat layer on a baking tray.

- Bake at 170C for about 10 – 15 minutes.

- Blend them into powder form.

- Store in airtight container and it's ready to use when you cook!

Ikan Bilis Anchovy Powder

Btw, just to share my initial reactions when I tried the ikan bilis powder (I made noodle soup) - it had some burnt after taste and upon finishing my bowl of noodle, I found the remnants of the ikan bilis powder at the bottom of my bowl. After checking with the mummies in my SAHM group, I was informed these observations are normal.

Burnt after taste might be due to over baking - so I need to either reduce the temperature or cut down the baking time. As for the remnants (also known as 'jah' in Cantonese) this are perfectly normal as the ikan bilis powder is not water soluble so it is alright to have remnants left. And now I ponder why the ikan bilis stock powder that we bought from the supermarket is easily dissolve in water... hmmmm...

Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope you give this a try too!