Banana Boat Ultra Protect FACES SPF50

~ Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM ~

I have always been wary of using suntan lotions on my face as personally speaking, I feel the lotion is greasy and sticky when I applied it on my body and I am not comfortable with putting it on my face. So when I saw the pitch to review this suntan lotion for face, I went "Oh wow! A suntan lotion for your face? That I must try!" So here goes my review for the "Banana Boat Ultra Protect FACES SPF50":

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Description from the product page:
"The sun’s UVA rays, which penetrate the skin and cause premature aging, and UVB rays, which cause the skin to darken and burn, combine to break down the structure of your skin leaving it dull and lacking in elasticity. Over the years, sun-damage becomes more apparent in the form of deeper wrinkles around your eyes and mouth as well as uneven pigmentation, which appears as age spots.

To help prevent this, an effective sunblock is an important weapon. Banana Boat Ultra Protect FACES SPF50 is formulated for everyday lightweight and lasting wear, and enriched with botanical extracts of tamarind, cotton and stevia. Hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested, Banana Boat products are Sun-Tested, Sun-Proven® protection against the sun’s rays.

In addition, Banana Boat’s AvoTriplex® Technology combines:
* Avobenzone, a powerful absorber of UVA rays which cause long-term skin damage. UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin’s dermis and hypodermis layers to cause long-term harm to the skin.
* UVB absorbers to protect against the burning effects of the sun. Without proper protection, UVB rays penetrate the skin’s epidermis layer, causing it to burn within minutes, depending on your skin type.
* A photo-stabilizing agent to maintain longer-lasting sun protection without breaking down so easily."

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Sorry for the picture quality... I took it in my bedroom and with a very curious 3.5 years old kid lurking all around me wanting to get a closer look at what's inside the packaging, I had to snap the pictures as quick as I possibly can. Look at my boy's happy face when he finally get to hold the boxes and wear the cute cap!   

Pictures below taken to show you the closer look on how the suntan lotion looks like. The whole packaging, the bottle cap which is very easy to open even with one hand and also I squeezed some of the suntan lotion out for initial try.

Initially I applied it on my hand to test whether it is greasy or sticky or not and to my surprise, it is not at all! The lotion smears right onto my skin easily and does not leave any usual strong suntan lotion smell (compared to our current brand of suntan lotion). I like that it does not leave any greasy or oily feel on the palm of my hand after I applied some onto my face.

This is one product I will definitely use again and again whenever we go out for our family outing! And I like that there is a suntan lotion specially for our face! Now, question is:

Is your face sun-protected?

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Banana Boat Ultra Protect FACES SPF50 comes in 60ml units and is available at RM32.90 at all chain pharmacies, retail stores and hypermarkets.

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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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Third Order From iHerb

~ Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:26 AM ~

Few months ago, I shared about my latest online hobby of buying baby food and snacks via iHerb. In this post, I'll be sharing what I got for my 3rd order hehehe...

Now if you plan to purchase from the website, do copy my coupon code below to use for your first purchase, I repeat, ONLY FOR FIRST PURCHASE! You can get up to USD10 off your first iHerb order!

My coupon code is: FOZ116

Please note that I get 4% commission from your 1st purchase and there are further commission range when the people you referred to with your own unique code started buying from iHerb too, so you save, I save, everybody save, yay!

What you need to take note when you order from iHerb are:
- Make sure your total items are below 1.8kg so that you can choose the cheapest shipping methods (USD4)
- Choose the most worth it to buy items if it is your first purchase since you can only use the referal code ONCE for your first purchase
- Don't forget to select a freebie item from the website as well (you get 1 freebie for each order)

Do feel free to ask me if you have any questions with regards to purchasing from iHerb.com! Will try to share my feedback if I can! I'll be adding my product review feedback on my iHerb.com page at: http://www.iherb.com/mypage/imafulltimemummy

Fever One After Another...

~ Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 11:51 AM ~

My 13 months old girl was down with fever last Friday and as usual, we will let her wear the fish-net type of clothing and keep putting on wet hanky on her forehead to bring down her temperature.

She recovered on Saturday though she was still a bit weak. She normally likes to point at stuff when she wants something, but when she was sick, her pointing is also weak, the hand is outstretched but finger is still weak and pointing down. I'm so glad she was not fussy at all when we collected our Nissan LEAF car during the official ambassador launch event.

And on Sunday, it was my 3.5 years old boy's turn to get fever. I have been administering paracetamol to him every 4 hours when his temperature exceeds 37.4C

On Monday 8th Oct, his temperature at 3.30am was 38.4C and at 8.20am was 38.7C. I immediately bathed him in lukewarm water, change a new set of fish-net clothes for him, feed him his breakfast (oats with raisins) and then he pooped and continued watching his TV (guess it will be relax day for today).

Btw he was still active, alert and playful as usual though a bit more quiet when his temperature was at 38C-ish. And yeah, he kept taking off the wet hanky I put on his head so in the end I decided to do this:

Found an old hairband which I don't use anymore (my hair is short nowadays), wash and wet it and put it on his head. DIY at the spur of moment, as long as it works. His temperature at 11am is 37C, so I hoped it will go down and back to normal soon.