Vaby Official Launch + Giveaway

Vaby held her official launch on 28 June 2014 at The Playhouse and our family was cordially invited to the event. Were you there?

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In case you are wondering what Vaby is all about, I wrote about it in a previous post and during the launch, we were all gifted the July Vaby box. I met some of the mummies there and we got excited over it. Pity that it isn’t THE turquoise box. ;p

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 Even my little girl was curious about the box and its content.

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During the two-hour launch, we were treated to filling buffet spread, Cutest Baby Contest and Lucky draw. The kids entertained themselves at the indoor and outdoor playgrounds and what fun they had!

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Faith was intrigued by the colourful balloons on the stage and also participated in the cutest baby contest.

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While waiting for her turn to appear on stage, she busied herself in the indoor playground. Good life, eh?

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So Faith didn’t win the contest as there were cuter babies around. 😉 But in her mother’s eyes, she’s the best. Hah!

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Faith did win something though. She won a set of Goo.n from the lucky draw and we had cloudasprint print our instagram pictures on the spot. For me, I’m glad to be able to meet up with fellow mummy bloggers and their kids.

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So, you may ask, “What’s in the July box?”

20140628_150623The July box contains the following goodies:

– Natually Kinder wet tissue
– Alphabet magnet (good for showing the little one!)
– Chu-Chu nursing pads
– Pure by Phytocare Papaya Ointment
– Nurturmeals by Nurturme
– The Playhouse voucher ($5)
– Hiruscar (Helps scar appear softer and smoother)
– Ban Kah Chai Zhui Feng Su Ho Oil (Eliminates pathogenic wind after childbirth and relieving of pain)
– GOO.N Japan version tape diaper
– Adoring Beauty Makeup Grooming Workshop voucher
– Cloudsprint promotion code

The Vaby Box is a monthly subscription box (S$18.90 per month) with samples from well-known and unique brands, and it is delivered right to your door step. I personally think that the July box is especially suitable for pregnant ladies and new mummies.

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Vaby has kindly offered to sponsor Vaby boxes to five lucky readers! All you need to do is to leave a comment on this blog with your name, your child’s age and your email address. Yea, it’s that simple. 😉

The giveaway is open to Singapore residents only and will be closed on 24 July 2014. Five winners will be randomly drawn. The winners will be notified via email.

Do visit the Vaby’s facebook for more information.

Disclaimer: We were invited to Vaby’s official launch event, and received a Vaby Box and transport allowance. All opinions are mine.

Update: Congrats to the five winners (Lu Siu Ching, Danessa Foo, Connie, Teo LL & Janisia). You will be notified by the Vaby team via email with regard to the box. Thank you for participating. 😉

Towards better skin with NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum

It’s been 14 days since I started using the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum with SPF25. In my previous post, I shared that applying body cream is not part of my skincare regime. However, habits can be formed when one does an activity regularly and that is what happened when I apply the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum for 2 weeks. What helps is having the tube of serum in sight (by placing it near the sink) and I would apply it when I come out of the shower and also once before I get out of the apartment to run my errands.

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I realised it really doesn’t take long to apply the serum on my body and what keeps me going is the refreshing scent and the smoothness of my skin minutes after applying it. I don’t even need to apply any perfume now!

Although I’m a homemaker, I don’t stay at home all the time. In fact, I can be out of the house a lot. A typical day for me sees me going to the wet market in the morning and that’s when I apply the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum with SPF 25. I do have to walk a distance to the market and protection from the harmful UV rays is always welcome. At times, I send Faith to my mom’s to run other errands and yes, even though we are inside a vehicle, our skin still needs to be protected.

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Sometimes, when I’m out for lunch and in the hot sun, that’s when I wish I have brought the tube of NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum with me. I can only hope that it still works to protect my skin. In the evening, I would go jogging with the hubs and Faith and if I remember, I would apply the serum (However, this activity was shelved when the haze condition worsened). My skin gets its last dose of the nourishment after my shower in the evening.

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If you can recall, the skin on my hand was rough and there were obvious pigmentation on the first day. The pores were big and I had uneven skin tone. Does it look dull to you too? I think so.

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I applied the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum religiously for the next 7 days and missed applying the serum only once when I was in a rush. The skin feels supple and smoother definitely. The pigmentation has lightened and can you see that the pores are no longer that big? I was rather surprised by the results and this has spurred me to continue using the serum because I really want to know what will happened within these 14 days.

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On the 14th day, although the pigmentation still exists (hmm, can they even disappear?), they are visibly lighter. The skin feels so much smoother as compared to the first day when I tried the serum. I like the fact that my skin is moisturised and it definitely feels more supple. No more rough skin! Overall, the skin does look a bit less dark (can’t really use fairer because I’m not in the ‘fair’ category to begin with).

I must say that the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum works well for my skin and I am satisfied with the results. I’m really not expecting anything spectacular to happen since my skin was rather ‘damaged’ during my 20s; I did outdoor sports a lot without any form of skin protection. However, my skin does improve within the 14 days of using the serum. For a product that is economically priced, it works wonders for my skin.

In short, here’s what I like about the NIVEA UV Whitening Serum:

1. The serum is lightweight and doesn’t feel sticky (very important factor to me). Instead, it is absorbed by the skin within minutes and the skin feels smooth.

2. Love the refreshing scent.

3. My pigmentation is lightened and my pores seem smaller.

4. My skin is protected by the harmful UV rays and it is an assurance for me to know that my skin gets vitamin C to repair the skin cells, especially during the hazy days.

5. No adverse skin reaction!

I will continue to incorporate the use of NIVEA UV Whitening Serum in my daily skincare routine and would recommend it to other mums.

NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum with SPF 25 is available at a very affordable price of $9.55 if you want to purchase one to try.

NIVEA is carrying out an Instagram Campaign from the 3rd week of July to mid August 2013. During this period, all you have to do is to upload sunshots and outdoor activities – pictures that depict your lifestyle when you are out of the house – and insert with hashtags #NiveaSG #UVWhtSerum #Sunnyfun #Sunshine. The best photos with the hashtags enable you to win Nivea NIVEA hampers worth of $188 weekly! This is so exciting and I’m looking forward to your pictures!

I will continue to post pics on how the product works and fits into my lifestyle. Do follow me on Instagram (@lynninpics).

If you miss my initial review on the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum with SPF 25, here it is.

Disclosure: I am participating in a sponsored campaign by NIVEA to try out their Body UV Whitening Serum with SPF 25. Three tubes of the products are provided and all opinions are my own. Do note that results from using any products vary from persons to persons.