Product Review & Giveaway - Happy Future USA

~ Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 12:00 PM ~

I'm all for products which are organic, what more for our children! So when I came across a pitch looking for bloggers to review these organic baby skincare products, I immediately jumped at the chance and emailed away! To my delight, I was given a whole set of the baby skincare products for my review! All the way to me in Malaysia! Woohoooo!! So here goes my review for the "Happy Future USA" baby skincare products:

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Happy Future USA

Description from the product page:
"This is another delightful ‘real organic’ product from France, and certified as ‘pure, natural and organic’ by European Union agencies. Made with all natural olive oil and extract of lime, this hypoallergenic product contains no nut oils or anything harmful to baby. Happy Future products have just a whiff of French vanilla evaporating quickly leaving baby smelling natural and clean. Mom loves this lotion on her hands as well since there is no lingering chemical lotion feel."

* Note: Being Eco-Cert approved also makes these products USDA approved (since 2009 the two are working together) as the only 100% organic Baby Bath products on the North American market.

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Happy Future USA

Picture above is the exact products I get for my review. I received a total of 4 products, so I'll break them down by each product:

* Liniment Lotion for Diaper Change: This is naturally rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids and it is enriched with beeswax, its film-forming action is also known to prevent the onset of redness by forming a moisture-proof barrier. I like the fact that this lotion works throughout the day to protect my girl from diaper rash. It does feel a little bit oily but the most important thing is it helps to coat my girl's bottom from getting rash.

Happy Future USA


* Delicate Cleansing Bath and Shower Gel: The first time I used this product on my baby girl, I thought it smells weird. Luckily my SIL was visiting us that day and after letting her smell it, she said "Yes, the smell is right. That's what organic products supposed to smell like!!! Trust me, it's good stuff!" Oh-kayyyy... to be honest, this is the 2nd time I reviewed organic bath products and I don't recall the other brand I reviewed smelling like this. When I asked my SIL how come the previous organic bath products i reviewed years ago had fragrant smell, she said they must have added some chemical to make it fragrant. Oh-kayyyy...

Anyway, back to my feedback, I used it for both my kids twice a day and their skin stays smooth and supple. I like the fact that I can use this product from head to toe! Yay!

I also noticed an instance where my girl has some dry skin on her back and I vigorously applied the shower gel on her back for few days and there is no more dry skin on her back anymore when I checked it few days later! Love it!

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* Cleansing Lotion non-rinse: This is exactly the same as the "Delicate Cleansing Bath and Shower Gel" except you do not need to rinse off the shower gel after applying. My initial test was on my own hand, where I pour some of the gel onto my palm and started rubbing them. I was kinda hoping this product will fail me when I see tiny bubbles on my palm upon vigorous rubbing but to my surprise, the bubbles disappears very fast, leaving the palm of my hand clean and smooth. Like my SIL said, good stuff!

Happy Future USA


* Moisturizing Cream- face and body: This product smells good! I actually put on some for myself hahahaha... I don'f often use this product for my girl, only when I noticed her skin is dry then I will apply some on her body.

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You can browse through the products at Happy Future USA's website.

I am so excited to be able to hold this giveaway for ONE of my lucky blog followers and/or readers! ONE of you lucky people are going to win the exact same set of awesome products that I got for my review! All 4 of them! You will absolutely love it! Now, let's read below for the giveaway terms and conditions OK?

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by Happy Future USA 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 - Yes! Nurse

~ Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:01 AM ~

I stumbled upon this tweet message by Yes! Nurse looking for bloggers to review their products and I replied them asking whether they are OK with international bloggers and also telling them I'm just a mummy blogger not a nurse (just in case this product is specifically for nurses!), and my oh my, they are happy to provide me their product for my review!

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Description from the product page:
"Yes! Nurse was co-founded by a young paediatric nurse at the beginning of 2009. Having been signed of work with dry, cracked and sore hands, she noticed that many of her colleagues were suffering in the same way. Trying numerous hand creams with little or no effect she decided to research and develop a unique formula that actually worked.

Guided by nurses across the UK, she co-founded Yes! Nurse and developed an intensive moisturising hand formula that specifically combats the daily routines faced by nurses."

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Sigh... I only realised how cute the packaging is when I checked out the press kit of this product! Of course I do get the same thing when this product was mailed over to me all the way from UK but the packaging was soaked wet (due to rain!) and the postman actually threw it into my house porch (probably trying to keep it from being drenched further) and it just lay on the floor for hours before we noticed it! 

OK now back to the product... below is the snapshots taken of the Yes! Nurse hand cream. The hand cream fits nicely into the palm of my hand, it's about half an inch thick and 5 inches tall when being placed upright. I love the easy to open cover, just a flick of my thumb and we're good to go to apply some of the hand cream on!

I immediately washed my hands, dried them up and started applying a pea-sized amount of the hand cream all over my hands and fingers. Oh boy, the smell is so heavenly! I just love, love, love the sweet floral scent! I do however feel the oily part on my palms only for the first few seconds, otherwise, love the feel of it on my hands and fingers!

After applying the hand cream, I continue on being terrorised with my daily SAHM life with my 2 little monsters kids. You have no idea how many times I washed my hands, got them dirtied (thank you kids! Mummy loves you guys!) then cleaned again then repeats all this the whole day long.

And yet, my hands are still smooth and supple and not as dry as they used to be. Ahhhh...lovely, lovely! I apply these hand cream twice a day: before being terrorised by kids starting the day and after the kids go to bed.

A very good product I say!

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You can find out more information on how to purchase this at:

http://www.yesnurse.co.uk/#how-to

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by Yes! Nurse 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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iPad App Review - Kids' Dental Health

~ Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 7:58 AM ~

I love getting the opportunities to review iPad app which I can apply on our daily activities as I get to practise and/or involve my family members as well. For this app, I am glad to be able to review it as I've been teaching Ben about the importance of brushing his teeth. Anyway, my review as below...

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* Title: Kids' Dental Health
* Price: $1.99
* Category: Education
* Updated: Apr 07, 2012
* Version: 1.0.1
* Size: 51.2 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Alexandr Stacanov
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Description from the product page:

"This educational interactive book helps parents teach their children in a fun and entertaining way all about the essentials of oral hygiene. Children will happily get to know more about dental care whilst having fun playing in thematic mini-games.

The story is short enough to read right before oral hygiene activities and long enough to play games during the day to generate motivation to have a shining healthy smile. "

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This app teaches us the importance of brushing our teeth and what we can do to maintain the cleanliness of our teeth and oral hygiene. Ben seems to like this app as he can relate himself with the brushing and flossing as well.

What's good?

* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!

* We get to select one of the 4 characters available for this app as the main character. I like this option as I feel my child can better relate himself if the main character is similar to him / his age. 

* I like telling Ben how the main character finally manages to brush off all the evil bacteria and germs from his mouth with the help of the tooth brush and tooth paste!

Room for Improvement?

* I think it would be much better and cooler if there is an image of the tooth brush (with the tooth paste) moving along on the screen as we tap to clear off the bacteria and germs from turning into plagues!

* Maybe it's just a coincident but I feel the picture of the ice cream should not be placed at its current position (right below the 'Eat more' column) as at first sight, I actually thought we should eat more ice cream!

* Perhaps it'll be better if there is an additional page for the app to place all the common sugary and snack foods so that our children can understand and see clearly that these are the foods that causes problems to their teeth.

* I would love to see an app on how to get children to be at ease and eager to go for dental checkups. This is something I will desperately want Ben to get familiar and at ease with.

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You can purchase the "Kids' Dental Health" 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 by the sponsor 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"

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