Thursday, March 19, 2020

PACKIT | My Multipurpose Breastmilk Ice Bag

I never knew how important ice bags were till i found Packit!
Being a mom to a newborn has been very challenging as i realize that i've been learning new things everyday. One of the biggest challenges as a first time mom would be the take your baby out for a stroll for the first time, especially when youre breastfeeding. I admit that im not a fan of breastfeeding in public, thus the other solution to ensure that i feel comfortable when im out would be to think ahead and express breastmilk. I do keep stocks in the freezer/refridgerator but i realize that when im going out, i still need my milk to stay cool (to prevent it from going bad) until the baby is hungry. Thawed breastmilk is good enough to last for 24 hours in the refridgerator, so how do you bring milk out while keeping it cool to maintain its optimum freshness? This is where i found PACKIT as my solution to travelling with expressed breastmilk.

I tried fitting in all my milkbags from the freezer and it did justice in holding 60 full packs of 4oz bags!
You might wonder what is PACKIT? Other than its direct tranlation of packing what you need, its also one of the smartest bags that i've laid my eyes on. It keeps food and drinks cool anywhere, and yes, it doesnt limit itself to just keep breastmilk fresh. I got myself the PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag in Charcoal Camo and i am in love with it! The bag is foldable, and freezable that works like a refridgerator on the go, keeping your food and drinks chilled for hours! Perfect to keep precious bags of breastmilk in my case.

FREEZABLE GEL WALLS

You heard me right, the walls are freezable!
What makes the PackIt Bag unique would be its special freezable gel built in walls. Basically you can ditch the blue ice bags and simply store the entire bag in the freezer overnight instead. Once the bag is frozen, the walls of the bag will create a chilling ambiance within the bag that would chill your food and drinks from all sides. Rest assured, i've tried and tested it myself, and it has proven to me  that it keeps food and drinks fresh. But ultimately, i admire the fact that theres no ice packs needed, which also means more space inside the bag!

CONVENIENT

Lock it in to keep it compact
Fits perfectly in the freexzer without taking too much space
Another reason why I am obsessed with their PackIt bag would be because it folds up into a compact size for easy storage in a freezer, which also means you won't have to worry about it taking up your freezer space. Weighing only 500g together with its freezable walls, it's one of the coolest lunch bags I've seen in my life. (Literally, the coolest!). With its built-in cooling technology, you can chill anything in it for hours. I've brought out refrigerated breastmilk for one of our outings, and surprisingly it lasted throughout the 8 hours while we were out! Milk were still frozen believe it or not. No more worrying about not properly storing milk when we go out cause we have PackIt to keep it fresh. Also, when im pumping while the baby is away from me, I can consider keeping my breastmilk bags in it as it immediately chills the milk keeping it fresh to be stored in the freezer.

SIMPLE CARE

Here's me showing off my milk storage that i managed to bring back from a holiday Safely stored during our travels
Not only that, you can fit in other items too! Get creative!
Its honestly really easy to take care of it since the structure of the bag is very solid, and all you need to do to keep it clean would be to wipe thoroughly or hand wash the interior and spot clean the exterior. For your information, the interior of the bag is made out of non-toxic poly canvas and has food-safe, water-resistant lining too. PackIt's Freezable Lunch Bags are made from PVC, BPA, phthalate, formaldehyde and lead-free materials. Less worries, and more freezing!

VERDICT

My favourite ice bag to bring out when im with and without the baby. 
Whats usually in my Packit Bag? Here's a few items that i usually fit in.
As a verdict, i would have to say that this has saved me so many times when it comes to long trips on holidays, and especially during those moments when we need to 'balik kampung'. If youre a working mom, this bag is great for you to have a portable freezer that would keep your milk chilled and fresh. Or if youre like me, and outdoor mom, its always great to keep your breast milk cold wherever you go, only until you need to use it. I secretly pack my lunch in too and i love enjoying my salad/ sandwich chilled, all thanks to Packit! What more can you ask form an ice bag? You can say bye bye to your ice packs and let Packit keep your items chilled.

PACKIT

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Paul Immigrations Reviews

Paul Immigrations Reviews | Easy Singapore PR Application

Are you planning to permanently move to Singapore and ready to apply for a Singapore PR? I've been doing some research on how to apply for PR and I must admit that the process of applying for the PR status has a list of cumbersome tasks to complete, filled with overwhelming paperwork and never-ending steps of to-dos before you can hit the submit button. Luckily enough, I stumbled upon a company that is based in Singapore that can assist and I guess if you're looking for a simpler solution to ease the application process, having professional help by Paul Immigrations is just what you need!


Introducing Paul Immigrations

As an introduction, this Singapore firm specializes in assisting anyone who is applying for PR. Equipped with the knowledge and experience, thefirm has gained a good reputation in maintaining a high success rate over the years. Other than easing the process, they also offer key insights, organize and prepare additional documents, craft personalized cover letters, lead you through the process and minimize your time wastage.



When would be a good time to apply for Singapore PR?

There are about 30,000 approved PRs annually according to population reports in Singapore, but with hopeful and talented applicants increasing each year, this adds up to the competition to get your profile to be approved as the Immigration officer would always want a candidate that may contribute into Singapore's economy. Best said it's always advisable to apply as early as possible to avoid any possibility of stricter requirements added to their set of criteria in the future.



Paul Immigrations Reviews: The End-to-End Procedure

To brief you through on how the PR Application process with this company, first a phone call by a representative will conduct an interview with you to see if you are eligible to apply for the Singapore Permanent Resident status, in which she/he will gather your type of work pass, your family background, and also check on any pending application with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, followed by a profile assessment that would involve getting your age, length of stay in the country, salary drawn and tax contributions.

Once all the information has been provided via telephone line, you will be required to have an in-person appointment with the representative to confirm that your work pass documents are legitimate, inclusive of reviewing your profile again in person as verification. Some factors that would affect your PR approval would be your education qualifications, your work industry, the political climate ofthe city, and immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s possible quota. And at this point, you may decide to proceed with the firm’s services to improve your chances of getting an approval.

If you decided to proceed with their services, you are then requested to submit necessary documents to the Immigrations Specialist of the company, who will be in charge of handling your submission. Before they have compiled the documents, he/she will then advise you on the PR criteria and requirements as stated by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority. The submission package that has to be prepared would include an audited form submission, correct compulsory document, and any other essential additional documents that would make your profile more outstanding.


Once you've completed submitting the documents, the Immigrations Specialist will handle the rest of your PR application paperwork on your behalf. The company has a team of in-house writers. The writer will craft a personalized cover letter to be included in your submission, and this would benefit you because a well-written cover letter will be able to emphasize your commitment to the local community and the Singaporean society. I believe this would be a little challenging to write if you're not a fan of writing as it would take a lot of time to draft a well-written letter. With the professional help of the team, you would save yourself so much more time, provided with an excellent scale of service to assist you in your PR application.

Once documents are completed, you can submit the application remotely with their guidance or you may also choose to schedule a meeting with the specialist and submit the application online to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority. From this point, the ICA would take about four to six months to assess your PR eligibility, where once it's approved or rejected, the team will be able to inform and advise you on the next best course of action to take. On the contrary, imagine getting rejected when you apply on your own while not knowing what could have possibly gone wrong. What a nightmare!

Applying for a PR Status with Family

For those with families, it would be recommended to apply your application in a single submission, as this would potentially improve the chances of getting your PR application to be approved. The reason why it improves the chances of your PR approval would be because this shows that you and your family are serious about the move and definitely not just going after the benefits of being a Singaporean PR. It's beneficial to apply for your PR status as a family, especially with children as this may increase the potential of future society contributors and also improves the economy of the Lion City. Nevertheless, the assessment is strictly under the hands of ICA officers without a doubt.

As a conclusion, I would have to say that the process may be a little tedious if you have never done it on your own before as it would usually take up a lot of time and energy to get it done, but with Paul Immigrations being ever ready to assist, I would highly recommend you to consider using their services for a smooth PR application approval. You may also be overseas while waiting for your Singapore PR submission to be approved and let the professionals of the company handle the rest. Who knew that we all had an easier option to do so? Well, I hope you found this post informative and I wish that your application is successful!

For more information and details head on over to find out!

Monday, March 9, 2020

[Beauty Review] Minakawaii | Gentle Japanese Collagen Skincare

Reviewing Minakawaii Collagen Skincare
I would have to say that im a huge fan of gentle skincare? In case youre wondering what im talking about, gentle skincare is basically skincare that doesn't sting! Well, considering that I have combination skin, I find it a hassle at times to deal with my dry skin concerns, then my oily skin concerns around the T-zone. Honestly, I have never really only owned 1 skincare range at home as I need to have different solutions for different concerns. But recently I decided to give myself a go on the Minakawaii skincare range and OMG, I would have to say that it's one of the most gentle skincare that works on my skin! Did you also know that Minakawaii skincare contains collagen too? A def yes to bouncy skin.

In case you wonder what is Collagen?
All packs are well sealed
Briefing through the products that they have to offer, its pretty minimal considering that they only have 6 products to cater to all skin types at the moment. Like the one that I'll be talking about today would be the gift pack bundle containing all the products that they have to offer! But to just list down the products that they have, they offer Cleansing Water, Milky Face Cleanser, Daily Scrub Gel, Anti Aging Facial Cream, Moisturizing Facial Lotion and Sleeping Mask Booster. Having combination skin, i find that this range caters all the solutions that i need to keep my skin clean and supple.

Cleansing Water


Texture is rather watery and mildly like gel

Now, starting off with their cleansing water, it serves as a double effect of Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and Betaine to protect the skin's surface as you remove the makeup from your skin. Also containing Hydro Castor Oil, this makes it the perfect add on of fish collagen and citric acid to replenish the collagen that you've lost while removing all the dirt and makeup from your skin. How amazing is that? Texture-wise, I would say that it's watery, and the way I remove my makeup, I would usually just pump twice onto a cotton pad and gently cleanse my face and next before moving on to the next step, cleansing!

Milky Face Cleanser


One of the most gentle milk cleansers i've tried!
Texture is very moisturising after cleansing
After removing impurities from the skin, I moved to the next step with the Milky Face Cleanser. Honestly was pretty surprised that this milk cleanser came in a tube packaging as usually, it comes in a pump bottle considering that the texture is a little liquidy. So, if you do try this out at home, be sure to be careful when you squeeze out the milky face cleanser as you wouldn't want to accidentally spill the product. Im usually not a fan of milk cleansing, but surprisingly, I am impressed with the quality of this cleanser! On days that I go for a jog and got myself accidentally sun burned, this cleanser did a great job in gently cleansing my skin without stinging it. I also noticed that after constant usage of this cleanser, my open pores were minimized and it kept the hydration of the skin pretty well too. So, if youre ever looking for a milk cleanser that is not sticky and actually cleanses, I would actually recommend you to consider trying this. Honestly no regrets!

Daily Scrub Gel


Have you heard of a Gel Scrub before?
Scrub without being too harsh on the skin
Since im not a fan of scrubbing, i had some reservations on the Daily Scrub Gel before actually considering to try this out. As you know that scrubbing may actually make your skin worst as it may leave scars or block your pores when not cleansed properly, but im actually surprised to find this scrub to be more in gel form instead of cream. This has to be one of the first gel scrubs that i've tried and i love how its very gentle on the skin despite it being a scrub. The scrub for this is made out of Natural Hydra Beads and i admire the fact that the beads are very gentle. Trust me, dont underestimate this scrub.

Moisturing Facial Lotion


Toner that doesnt dry up the skin

Once the cleansing ritual is complete, never forget to tone your skin to keep those pores minimal and prevent blockage. The Moisturising Facial Lotion contains Natural Hydro Castor Oil that moisturizes the skin with rich vitamins derived from lemon, grapefruit, apple, and lime. With all these fruity ingredients, I would highlight that I enjoy the scent of this lotion as it relaxes me pretty well as I apply the lotion around my face. I prefer to dap some of the lotions on the cotton pad and gently apply it all over the face, including the neck.)

Anti Aging Facial Cream


It may look thick, but it really sinks into the skin pretty well without leaving any sticky residue

Don't we all hate wrinkles? Well, if you do too, the anti-aging facial cream is just what you need to prevent those wrinkles from haunting you. Containing stearate and dimethicone, this cream penetrates to the inner layer of the skin to replenish its nutrients while also supplying collagen for the skin to keep it soft and supple. The texture is a creamy and a little sticky for my liking, but I would say that it doesn't a pretty darn good job in providing moisture for the skin. Since my biggest concerns would be around the eye areas, I've actually used this as an eye cream instead of the face and it works like a charm! Consider this a 2 in 1 deal where you can apply it on your face and eye bags.

Sleeping Mask Booster




And last but not least would be the Sleeping Mask Booster! If you think your skin is always looking tired, this is what you need to give your skin a break. The Sleeping Mask Booster contains natural ingredients to provide your skin with a natural clear glowy skin when you wake up the next day. I usually use this on alternate days, and I have to highlight that I love waking up the morning after I've applied a thick layer of the sleeping mask booster. Considering I love to mask, I actually like that this Sleeping Mask Booster just hydrates your skin overnight almost effortlessly.

Verdict

Here's what i have to say!
As a verdict, I would have to say that the range is ideal for those looking for a skincare range that can counter practically a variety of skin concerns. Since I have combination skin, my concerns have a mix of dry skin, oily skin, and its always a bonus to have anti-aging benefits. Considering that the Minakawaii skincare range practically covers all my concerns, im happy enough that it makes great as a daily skincare range instead of using a variety of skincare for different purposes. For a set of 6 products, it cost about RM198 in total which makes RM40 per product which I guess can be slightly higher than your usual skincare, but trust me when I say that the quality of this is better than your over the shelf drug store skincare. It's more expensive to buy it individually, but if you asked me which product to purchase for a first-timer, you'd have to try the Milky Face Cleanser and Sleeping Mask Booster to understand what im talking about. Hehe. Well, if you may have any other questions, feel free to drop me a question below or you can also check out their official websites which I will list down below. Thanks for reading my humble post, till my next post peeps!

MINAKAWAII

Sunday, March 8, 2020

My On-The-Go Breast Pump | GoMini Electric Breast Pump by Pigeon

Presenting the GoMini Breast Pump by Pigeon, the stylist breast pump for any modern mom
Despite being a stay at home mom, I would say that I have a pretty busy schedule to keep up with in addition to caring for the baby. From attending events to doing grocery, running errands and even just having a break with friends to maintain my lifestyle. As a modern millennial mom, I try to not let my baby slow me down from doing the things that I love to do. And one of the greatest breasts pumps that im utterly thankful exist right now is the GoMini Electric Breast Pump by Pigeon.

Here's what it looks like.
Close up details, and yes this pump double pumps on the go!
I know what youre thinking, a breast pump has only one function, which is to express milk from the breast. But this is where I'll change your perception! Most breast pumps in the market focus a lot on the suction power and usually are pretty heavy to bring around making it tedious to pump when you need to (especially for mom's who pump at work). When I discovered the GoMini Electric Breast Pump, I was surprised to find that it functions as a double pump AND its as light as an iPhone 8 or in more specific measurements, 145g in weight. And yes, its also compact in size too! Since its lightweight, it's super easy to bring it in your handbag without it taking too much space as well.

Aesthetically very classy and minimalist
With only 4 buttons, its easy to control your choice of settings
I also admire that the design has been designed to be usable with just one hand. There are only 4 buttons on the machine which functions as 'an on and off button', 'to increase suction level', 'to decrease the suction level' and 'to switch between stimulation and expression'. One day I was out without my baby, and I was experiencing engorgement while I was having lunch with my sister. Thankfully the mechanics of the GoMini Electric Breast Pump is simple, that I didn't need to take it out of my bag, where I could just select the buttons and pump discreetly. Hehe. I'd consider that an achievement considering that I was pumping in public.

Did I mention that you can use your power bank to just charge this too?
Did i mention that it can be charged with a power bank too? With this feature, I won't have to worry too much on the battery level of the pump as I could just grab my power bank and charge it on the spot while im on the go. Being a mom now, I realize that the minute you have a baby on your hands, there are tons of things that you can potentially forget, for example, charging your breast pump. Not may breast pumps that I know of offers this option, but again being Millennial, this is a pretty handy feature!

Definitely easy to pump even when im traveling overseas.
With the double pumping feature, I personally feel that it gives me more 'me' time as I don't spend too much time to fully fill two bottles at a time. I went on a trip to Bali recently, and pumping has never been so light and compact. All I needed to do was wear a breastfeeding cover and quietly pump in my seat in an airplane (literally!). It doesn't really make too much sounds, making it perfect to pump even in public. Since the pump body is very small, it was actually easy to adjust the setting without looking at it. Trust me, once you've pumped a few times, it gets easier and easier.

WHATS IN THE BOX?

Here's what the set includes
Each box contains 2 sets of breast pump, which is the Pump Body, Funnel (2pcs), Bottle Stand/Cover (2pcs), Tube Connector (2pcs), Wide-neck Adapter (2pcs), Lid (2pcs), Cap (2pcs), Hood (2pcs), Sealing Disc (2pcs), Bottle (2pcs), Tube (2pcs), Inner Cup (2pcs), Milk Valves (2 pcs), Nipple (2pcs), Motor Pump Unit, Power Adapter, USB Cable. Honestly speaking, I haven't used the power cord and plug given as it's already compatible with my power bank charger. I think this is a great feature to highlight as you won't have to worry about compatibility and instead you can use a universal cable to charge your breast pump. Not many breast pump offers this feature, i can gurantee you that. Hehe

EASY WASHING WITH MINIMAL PARTS

How the breast pump looks like when attached to the milk collector
Minimal with washing too! After every pumping session, these are the crucial 5 pieces to wash
Don't we hate washing our breast pumps? Well, in case youre wondering how many parts does this breast pump contains, if you dismantle it, it only has 5 parts to wash which are the pump body lid, inner cup, pump body, funnel, and the milk valve. Considering the bottle immediately collects the milk, you can just interchange the pump into a bottle and immediately feed your baby. Isn't that convenient? Also, if you already have bottles that are wide neck, this set includes an adapter so you don't have to worry about switching bottles. How convenient is that?

What are my thoughts?
So, as an overall verdict, I would have to say that its great breast pump to have and you'd definitely wouldn't need any other breast pump once you've tried this yourself. Looking for a pump that is light and compact? This is it! It can perfectly fit at the side of your handbag pocket without adding on to the weight. For those who know me, they would know that im petite and big bulky bags dont look good on me. Thus, with this breast pump, it helps me keep things minimal effortlessly and it definitely doesn't add on too much weight in your bag. Hehe. LOVE IT! If youre buying this for a pregnant friend, or for your wife or simply for yourself, I can guarantee that you can never go wrong with this purchase. There's really nothing to not love about it. Well, i'll end my post here, and i thank you for reading up till the end on my review. Leave me a comment if you may have any other questions, and i'll be more than happy to provide you with the answers. TTFN xx

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Safe with Triple the pleasure with Care Latex

Triple your Valentine Pleasure
With Valentines just around the corner, im pretty sure you would have some sexy plans coming up for your partner. Other than spending quality time with a romantic movie, followed by a really nice fancy fine dining experience, we usually know where that leads to in movies right.... to the bedroom. Haha. Well, not that im judging but lets say what if i told you that you can keep things safe, with triple the pleasure? 

The Exclusive Box of Love by Care Latex
The Valentine edition consist of 3 different variant of condoms
Theres an exclusive box of condoms dedicated for Valentines day by Care Latex, containing 3 types of premium quality lubricated condoms i.e. the skin thin condom, the contoured dotted condom with perfume and the perfect fit condom with vanilla fragrance! A first impression on this when i saw this in 7-Eleven, i would have to say that the creation of this box has been perfectly packaged to satisfy every desire of consumers. These three types of condoms were specially picked among the wide variety of other condom products produced by Care Latex to get consumers all covered for the occasion. 

Includes the skin thin condom that has been recorded in the Malaysia's Book of Records as the thinnest condom
The skin thin condom (NIPIS) is a newly launched product by Care Latex, which has set a record in the Malaysia’s Book of Records for being the country’s made thinnest condom. It’s so thin that it makes partners feel that there is nothing between them, taking them to a whole new level of intimacy. Need i say more? The contoured dotted condom with perfume is a product that has a dotted texture which adds vibrancy and pleasure during sexual intercourse. With a sexy fragrance that would enhances the mood in the bedroom. The perfect fit condom with vanilla fragrance fits just like a glove, optimizing your sexual pleasure and comes with a soothing fragrance. 

Basically the contains of the box
The launch of Triple Your Valentine Pleasure aims to enhance sexual pleasure while encouraging people to practice safe sex, it is a way to show love and care to our partner. During the launch of Triple Your Valentine Pleasure, the founder of Care Latex, Bonn Lam said “People dedicate this day to celebrate love, romance and sensual pleasures and our aim is to provide consumers with a unique combination of condoms to treat themselves with for an enjoyable sexual experience.”

Ready to triple your pleasure this valentines day? 
Coupled with the focus of fulfilling the needs of consumers, Care Latex gives an assurance that each condom had passed through stringent tests to conform to internationally accepted standards. Valentine’s Day as we know, has always been about showing our loved ones love, affection and passion. The Triple Your Valentine Pleasure is packaged to boost pleasure and confidence in addition to providing safety during sexual intercourse. 

This product is available exclusively at 7-Eleven while stocklast