Showing posts from February, 2012

The Body Shop's "Drops of Youth"

The Body Shop launched a pre-serum " Drops of Youth" under their Nutriganics range of products in January (I think). While I regularly visit the Body Shop's Green Sanctuary for my facials, my therapist will not usually recommend  every new product that comes on their shelves, mainly due to the nature of my sensitive skin. Drops of Youth, on the other hand, was highly advocated by her. She was practically pushing it to me. Maybe, after leaving my face in her good hands for 7 years, she is hinting that i need to start anti-aging products.   Apparently, "Drops of Youth" is called a pre-serum because it can be fitted into any skincare regime, and is best used before your daily serum. It uses plant stem cels to help renew the skin's surface, bringing it through a renewal process, combating the first signs of aging. The gel-like serum is very light in texture, and it takes only about a drop of two to soothe onto the face. I find that it takes a few seconds to

Dealing with pregnancy myths

Ok...i believe many mummys out there have gone through similar expriences where well meaning friends and family members tell you what you should or should not do when you are pregnant. Many of these are of course what some of us deem as " myths" which are actually practices by our older generation in the bygone days. Here are some of what I have heard: - To ensure your baby is well behaved, we should let them wear some old clothes at birth. - Cannot use old baby bedsheets, as the character of your baby will be like the previous baby who used it. - Eating crabs will cause your baby to be hyperactive - Eating oranges will cause your baby to have a lot of phelgm. - Pregnant women should stay away from chemicals such as hair dyes and nail polish - Drinking coffee will make your baby's skin dark. - Pregnant women should avoid any renovations or contructions as it may cause birth defects. ...and the list goes on. Well...while I can understand how some people tend to

All you need is love!

No roses. No heartshaped balloons. No candle light dinner. But I got a promise of abundance of love and a lifetime of comfort smell (aka his stinky smell) from the man. Happy Valentine's Day to all!

Bad Hair Day

What differentiates a bad hairdresser vs. a good one is whether or not they can give the hardest to manage hair a good cut that grows out nicely. I have one of the hardest to manage hair with waves that has a mind of their own. For over 10 years, I always flet rebonding was the best invention ever, which i won't need a good hairdresser. Now with my pregnancy... i finally see my natural hair once again. VIsited this guy Desmond @ Jurong Point Jantzen..... been 3 days and so far , my lion's mane still looks easy to manage (not without the blowdryer though). Feel comfortable with he does not attempt to small talk too much. Let's hope he stays on... so I can get him to handle my hair after Beanie comes out.

My real deal

Happy to laze in bed till past 9am today, and be able to lounge on my couch typing this entry. What seemed like a never ending week, reinforced what keeps me going at work, and I am glad to realise it did not change very much over the years. Boss was away Siem Reaping, and all @ work thought we would have an easier work week. Unfortunately, tasks were flown over at lightning speed which strangely gave me an adrenalin rush. Covering another colleague's work which I have absolutely no clue how to go about it and the fact that the task had to be done in a quarter of the usual time required, further put my mind in a spiral. It's been a long time since i camped in the office till almost 10 every night, was exhuasted, yet felt very very satisfied. A few years back when I played The Real Deal cards, my deal breaker was "Learning". This means if I find that I am not learning anything new, I will start getting dis-engaged. That was what happened over the past months. I was

26 weeks and still counting...

Let me try to recollect some of my pregnancy milestones since my 19th week as it seems that's when i stopped updating. Here goes... Week 19 - I felt Beanie move for the first time at 5 plus in the morning. It felt more like bubbles in my tummy, and unsure what it really was, i groggily kicked Hwa and said " I think your kid just moved... or am I dreaming?" Hwa followed " Huh? zzzzzzzzzzzz".  Hugs his bloster and turns away from me.  Such excitment from first time parents! Week 20 - Found out that Beanie's a boy. That took me 5 seconds to register , while it took less than a second for Hwa to grin from ear to ear. So much for telling me Beanie's gender does not matter. Hwa obviously scored a gaming pal, while I lost a shopping buddy. Week 21 - Decided to name Beanie , Jonas. I don't want us get too used to calling him Beanie till he's 21! Hmm....or maybe I should just name him Beanie Jonas Lim. Truth is, i love the name Tyler, but you won&#