Buying Baby Food & Snacks via iHerb

~ Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 12:05 PM ~

Just last week I blogged about buying books online via The Book Depository, and now I'm blogging about buying baby food and snacks via another awesome website called iHerb.

I stumbled upon this website after seeing a posting from a mummy in a breastfeeding group I used to frequented in. Found out the baby food and snacks that my 11 months old girl taking now is sold there so so so so so cheap! Here in Malaysia, the organic puffs are sold in local supermarkets for RM24 (around USD8 a bottle) and on this website, it is sold at USD3.77!!

Cheap right?! And the delivery charges is reasonable as well as long as your items are within the appropriate weights.

I immediately checked out the website and before long, found myself adding the organic puffs into the online cart and placed my 1st order. I was also motivated with my purchase as there is a coupon code which you can use for first time buyer - an awesome USD5 off your first purchase!!

The following day, I was thinking, "Hey, why not buy stuff for myself and my boy?!" And yup, I browsed through the website again and placed my 2nd order, of course, this time a bit more pricey since I cannot use the coupon code anymore but it was totally worth it as it is very cheap compared to those being sold here in Malaysia!

Oh, did I mentioned you get to choose a freebie item for every order you make? Awesome right? I chose some samples packs for muscle & joint pain cream for my MIL. Hope it will help ease her pain when she uses it!

Without further delay, these are the stuff I got in my first 2 orders:

I will definitely order again - those organic puffs are a steal and I'm so glad I found this website. 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!

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! Delivery takes about 2 weeks for my case and they both arrived together in a nicely packed parcel with some other freebies as well!

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)

- Try not to get the organic puffs in your 1st order as I personally think it is not worth it to get in your first purchase. iHerb measures the ordered items' weight based on the size of the products, not the actual weight and these organic puffs I got are quite large and long, it takes up space in the packaging box, if possible, you should only get these puffs in your subsequent orders :)

Do feel free to ask me if you have any questions with regards to purchasing from iHerb! 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

Product Review - Shielo Anti-Aging Kit

~ Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 11:01 AM ~

I have previously reviewed the hair care range of products by Shielo which is awesome so I absolutely agreed to another review of products from the same company! This time, I get to review the skin care products so here goes my review for the "Shielo Anti-Aging Kit":

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Description about the products:

Smoothing Complexion Scrub - Lift dead skin cells with this gentle facial scrub and to reveal a healthier, smoother complexion. Helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, lighten skin discoloration and stimulate cellular regeneration for radiance.

Visage Complexion Moisturizer - All skin types benefit from this anti-aging complexion improving moisturizer. The pH clears up blotchy skin and moisturizes without clogging pores. Rich in antioxidants and bioflavanoids, the moisturizer is designed to infuse healthy ingredients into your skin, leading to a youthful, fresh look.

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I received a total of 2 items for my review: Smoothing Complexion Scrub and Visage Complexion Moisturizer.

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I love that the products are sealed properly as that gives me confident in using them. I'm not sure about you but I personally feel more at ease knowing the company put in extra effort to seal their products to ensure proper care and safety.

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I first tried out the "Smoothing Complexion Scrub". The instruction stated that we can use the scrub once or twice a week, I used it once a week. What I did was I washed and cleaned my face with water first, then wipe it dry and smeared a dollop of the scrub onto my palm before massaging them onto my face all over.

I massaged my face with the scrub for about few minutes before rinsing off with water again and then wiped my face dry and put on the "Visage Complexion Moisturizer". It feels just like any other face lotion, I like that it is not too oily or watery and it smells good too!

After testing the products for more than a month, I realised that my facial skin is smoother, not so oily and I caught myself a couple of times looking at the mirror saying to myself that I think I look younger nowadays hahaha!

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Love this products and will continue using them!

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You can browse the kit at http://www.shielo.com/products/anti-aging.html

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by Shielo 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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Striving for Better Health and Fitness

~ Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM ~

On a few occasions, we have tagged along with one of my sister in law and her family when they went to their thrice weekly club outings.

Hubby and I will be wearing our swimsuits underneath our casual wear while I changed Benjamin and Alyson when we are at the club. There we would be playing in the swimming pools and kiddy pools for a few hours and head off to have dinner before going home.

We find that these outings are beneficial to our family as we could strive for our better health and fitness while Ben can spend time and bonds with his cousins as well. We also realized Ben gains more confidence in swimming by himself more and more often nowadays!

Prior to being married and having kids, I used to think all this memberships to clubs are very expensive and only the rich people can afford to subscribe to be a member and used the facilities there, but now, having been to one and see for myself all the facilities provided and the amenities which benefits us, hubby and I are seriously considering applying to be members to this club we frequently go to.

Hubby wanted to make use of the Gym facilities there to keep fit and tone back his body size and weight while I think the kids and myself would most probably be using the swimming pools facilities if we are there.

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There are other amenities provided such as badminton courts, squash, tennis even golf course but I think for our current family size and condition now, gym and swimming pools are the best fit for us now.

On our part, hubby thinks that rather than paying extra to subscribe for another TV package (for children's channel for Ben to watch), why not get memberships to this club instead? That way, the whole family can go and exercise and have fun! Plus, it is also cool that we can invite other friends and family members along as well (they do need to pay for their admission but charges are lower).

My sister in law even suggested that in future I could invite my SAHM friends over and let the kids enjoy and play in the swimming pool while we mummies just sit at the pool side, watching over our kids and chatting and just relax. What a great idea to consider in future! Hmmmmm!!!

So yes, we are in the process of seriously considering this and I think this plan will benefit us in the long run if we are committed to using the facilities and going to the club for our better health and fitness! Will update you guys on this when it happens!

What about you? Are you a member of any health/sports club in your area?

** Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts, opinions and words are 100 % my own.