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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dr. Bronner's New Range of Organic Skin Food

[Review]

Dr. Bronner has recently launched a new range of SKIN FOOD - Organic skin/body/dental goodness and I had the opportunity to give them a try.


Dr. Bronner's All-One Toothpaste is available in Peppermint, Cinnamon and Anise flavours. Unlike most toothpaste, it does not produce lots of foam during brushing. Despite the lesser foam, it cleans well and effectively. I like the mild Peppermint flavour which gives a cool and refreshing feel that lingers in my mouth. Plus, children who does not fancy the spicy or minty feel will find this milder to use. It is fluoride-free, vegan, no synthetic detergent foaming agents, no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or sweeteners and made with 70% organic ingredients.


Dr. Bronner's All-One Toothpaste (140g) - $11.90

Organic Pump Soaps from Dr. Bronner are good for washing hands, face and body and I like the idea of having multiple usage from a bottle. Available in Unscented Baby Mild, Peppermint, Lavender, Tea Tree and Lemongrass Lime flavours, I immediately picked the Lemongrass Lime as I adore the fragrant and I am secretly hoping that it may be good to keep the mosquito away too. *wink

Dr. Bronner's 4-in-1 Organic Pump Soap (Sugar Lemongrass Lime) - 12oz for $16.90, 24oz for $29.90 

Fair trade and organic sugar gives this Organic Pump Soap a rich caramel colour and sweet scent. The sugar combines with organic white grape juice to keep your skin nourished, hydrated and smooth. I tried it on my hands and body and it cleanses well leaving a subtle scent of fragrance.


Dr Bronner's Hand Sanitizer kills germs with a simple formula: organic ethyl alchohol, water, organic lavender oil, and organic glycerin. No nasty chemicals noted on the bottle and it is handy to carry around to cleanse our hands quickly. An effective way to clean sticky mess and kill bacteria before a meal or after play. Simply spray on palm and rub hands together. As it comes with a nice Lavender fragrant, this bottle also acts as an air freshener or deodorant at the same time!

Dr Bronner's Organic Hand Sanitizer (2 oz) - $7.95

I have started on spring cleaning (even though Christmas is not even over yet) and my hands are getting rough. Dr. Bronner's Organic Lotion came just in time as it helps to nourish and hydrate the skin with organic jojoba oil to heal and soothe, organic coconut oil to moisturize, organic hemp and avocado oils to keep skin smooth and supple.

It is gentle on the skin and I applied it on my hands and legs to start. For better effect, I use it after shower and before bed time. Simply squirt a little and the lotion absorb through the skin quickly.

Dr. Bronner's Organic Lotion (8oz) - $17.50

Special Promotion from Dr. Bronner

1⃣ Use this Promo Code "NaturesGloryDB" on Nature’s Glory online or retail shop and follow @naturesglorysingapore.
2⃣ Once you have done Step (1), you will enjoy 15% OFF any Dr. Bronner's products, with no minimum purchase.
3⃣ Free bottle of Dr. Bronner's Cherry Blossom Castile Soap 8oz worth S$11.90 when you purchase S$100 or more on Dr. Bronner's products. 

Promotion valid till 31 Dec 2016. While stocks last!

Nature's Glory
Address: 315 Outram Road, #01-09, Tan Boon Liat Building
Telephone: 6227 1318
Business Hours: Mon (9.30am - 2.30pm), Tue - Sat (9.30am - 6.30pm)
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays


Disclosure: All comments and opinions are personal and no monetary compensation was received. Dr. Bronner Products mentioned was received for review purposes only.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Gathering with Canon Singapore

Earlier this month, Canon Singapore together with some family bloggers gathered together for a Christmas gathering. We are happy to meet up with friends before the year ends and catch up with one another.


A warm and cozy area where children sat around to play or paint.



Christmas came early where we got a surprise gift! A beautiful frame with a collage of our family photos. Special thanks to Canon Singapore and Claudia for such an awesome present that touched everyone's hearts.



Having posted many photos on Instagram, I really adore the instagram size photographs. Now we can print them easily with Canon's new PIXMA TS8070 and PIXMA TS5070, two premium wireless photo all-in-one printers that is suitable for small and home office users.

With the compact dimensions of the PIXMA TS8070 (available in black, red and brown) and PIXMA TS5070 (available in black and white), the printers take up less space with footprints reduced by 25% and 30% respectively. Both models support two new paper sizes; 5" x 5" (square) photo paper for Instagram-style photo printing, and standard business card sizes for easy creation of business cards for small businesses. In addition, with the Canon Print Inkjet/Selphy app, we can print photos stored in our mobile phones!



I tested printing some photos taken from my mobile on our recent trip to Taiwan with the new printers and it was simply awesome! The quality is so good and clear that it looked like the photos are professionally printed. Am so tempted to make an album or another photo frame for our home.


Precious memories like these should not be forgotten or left on our phones or computer as data might be lost. I am reminding myself to keep on printing the pictures so that they can be safe keep for many years to come.

Thank you Canon Singapore for having us and we wish all A MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY 2017!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Revisiting Spicy Thai with New Delicacies

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Its only been about two months since our previous visit to Spicy Thai and we are delighted to learn that they have added new Thai-style and Thai-Chinese dishes on their menu. Gladys and myself cannot take very spicy food, hence we are glad that Spicy Thai is offering more non-spicy options for diners.

Stir-fry Broccoli with Scallops (干贝炒西兰花) - $20
Fresh green with mushroom and chunks of scallops. This is one of our kiddos' favourite vegetable dish that we will always order.

Cold Tofu with Special Thai Seafood Sauce (泰式海鲜酱汁冷豆腐) - $15
Silky and soft tofu that melts in our mouth.

Stir-Fry Cabbage with Thai Sweet Fish Sauce (泰式鱼卤炒包菜) - $10
Quite a big portion but would prefer if it is cut into smaller chunks :)

Jade Noodles (泰式翡翠面) - Price depends on portion (~$5)
This dish may not look appealing to begin with, but the noodles and char siew is chewy and sweet. Our kiddos love it after first taste and wouldn't mind for more. 

Deep Fried Sea Bass with Thai Turmeric Sauce (泰式酥炸黄酱汁鲈鱼) - Seasonal Price
Apart from the Deep Fried Sea Bass with Mango Salad that we tried on our previous visit, this is another one of my personal favourite as I like the crispy skin and sweet tender fish meat within. A little combination of sweet and saltiness but I can imagine it going very well with rice. 


 Kaeng Som Sea Bass (泰式辣汤汁鲈鱼) - Seasonal Price
If you enjoy hot, sour and spicy food, Kaeng Som Sea Bass should be able to satisfy your taste bud. A little too spicy for me but its only pure shiokness for hubby and our son. 

Food still taste as good and I like the variety of dishes Spicy Thai has to offer. Gathering the feedback from hubby and kiddos, Lala beehoon, Sea Bass and Thai Dill Omelette is still our top favourite and a must order. Looking forward to revisiting again with more new dishes from Spicy Thai!

Spicy Thai
Address: Blk 115, Aljunied Avenue 2, #01-35, Singapore 380115 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpicyThaiThaiCafe

Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Wonderland 2016 @ Gardens by the Bay

Singapore's biggest yuletide fair, Christmas Wonderland is back at almost twice the size from before! We missed the previous editions and is really happy to be able to check out how iconic Gardens by the Bay has transformed into a festive playground.

So whats there to look out for at Christmas Wonderland 2016? The festive ground has expanded from last year's 35,000sqm to 57,000sqm! Apart from the popular Italian Luminarie, Ice Palace, and European-style Festive Market, visitors can look forward to refreshed designs and new experiences in a Magical Forest, Hi-5 Funtastic House, more carnival attractions and wider array of festive dining treats.

Christmas Wonderland
Date: 2 December 2016 - 1 January 2017
Opening Hours: 3.30pm to 11pm
Admission price: $4 (2 to 8 Dec 2016), $6 (9 to 15 Dec 2016), $8 (16 Dec 2016 to 1 Jan 2017)

Entry is complimentary for up to 3 children under 0.9m for each paying adult. Separate tokens must be purchased onsite for the carnival rides and game stalls.

The main attraction at Christmas Wonderland has to be the 19.8-metre tall and 24-metre wide Spalliera Castel del Monte - the tallest ever Luminarie sculpture in South-east Asia. Blizzard Time is set to start at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm daily during the festive period for 5 minutes. Be sure to experience the snowy fray and immerse yourself beneath the fluffy flakes floating in the air. Children and adults will have a great time having fun and snapping pictures.



More fun awaits at Ice Palace which has up-sized with more activities within! This includes a 400sqm,20-metre wide indoor Ice Skating rink, an all-new 25-metre long Ice Slide and a 96sqm Snow Playground (double the size of last year's).

Ice Skating : Tickets @ $18 per person, 45 minutes per session


The children LOVE skating while I tried my very best to 'walk' round the rink. It was much more slippery than the ones we tried before but I 'survived' (thanks to the read seals).



The kiddos did another dab pose at the ice rink

Being pushed around the rink was more shiok! Thanks to our boy. :)

Dare to try the 25-metre long Ice Slide? Tickets @ $4 per person

The little ones will enjoy their time at the Snow Playground. Snow boots are available for rental with sizes from 26 to 36. This is only for children between 2-12 years of age. 

Ticket Prices
2 to 4 Dec : $16
5 to 8 Dec : $12
9 to 11 Dec : $16
12 to 15 Dec : $12
16 Dec to 1 Jan : $16


This is the first time Hi-5 Funtastic House is in Singapore. Located in The Meadow, it has three zones where children get to style up like the popular Hi-5 stars, groove with Hi-5 song and dance and go wild at the Hi-5 Castle obstacle course. Kids get a temporary tattoo and bring home a polaroid and a balloon as a memento.

Tickets : $24 per 45-minute session - includes 1 child (age 4 - 12) + 1 adult (at viewing area only)


The festive ground is more vibrant with the addition of carnival rides & game stalls. From bumper cars, ferris wheel, train rides to a variety of game stalls to keep the young and old entertained throughout. This year, there are 11 traditional carnival game stalls, up from 7 last year.


Games start from $4 which include Lobster Pot, Basketball, Can Toss, Hi Striker, Fishy Fishy and more! Assorted soft toys await to be won! We were lucky to win a Darth Vader, thanks to Hubby!


Visitors can also shop for Christmas gifts at the Festive Market. There are various dining options and one of them is a two-storey Glass House featuring an immersive dining experience by Harry's. Diners can enjoy a festive meal while taking in the beautiful sights of the Spalliera Castel del Monte, Supertrees and the Festive Market.



Christmas Wonderland map

Apart from the fun and dine, get into the Christmas spirit with a host of performances under the magical 8m wide Cassa Armonica gazebo. Look out for choral performances and roving parades.

For more information, please visit

Official website: http://www.christmaswonderland.sg/
Facebook: Christmas Wonderland Singapore
Instagram: @ChristmasWonderlandSG

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Celebrate the Sweetest Christmas with Sophisca at Marina Square

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Christmas is only 3 weeks away and everyone is feeling the festive mood already. Have you started your Christmas shopping? Or cracking your head on what to get for your love ones? How about checking out Sophisca's array of candied fruits and chocolates, packed with fun and creativity!

Sophisca, Taiwan's very first specialty candy brand, started in 1997. The name "Sophisca" stands for "smile", "oishi", "personable", "high quality", "international presence", "care" and "artlessness". Last Sunday, we were invited to check out Sophisca's 2016 Christmas collection as well as its best-selling classic candies and chocolates.


It's a delightful sight seeing so many colourful assorted candies on the shelves with innovative packaging. The children shopped for their favourite candies upon stepping into Sophisca's store outlet at Marina Square.


Denver spotted the Chewmmy candy balls and wasted no time adding it to his shopping list. Gladys didn't lose out either by complimenting it with a candy machine.


If you are looking for Christmas gifts, there are many beautifully packed gift boxes, surprise bags, lunch boxes, stockings filled with choc-full of irresistible candies for you to pick from at an affordable price. For more details, check out the e-catalogue at Sophisca's Facebook page.

Christmas Piggybanks ($8.30) in Santa, Snowman and Reindeer designs. 

Christmas Lunchbox ($11.90)

Personally, I love the novelty of "True Words Chocolate" where you can customise and relate your wishes through the assorted boxes. From happy birthday, marry me, encouragement words to numbers, alphabets, Chinese wordings, there is also an injection of local flavour like paiseh, alamak, blur like sotong, kiasu and more. Each colour of the box holds a different chocolate flavour and you can mix and match your wishes.

True Words Chocolate (4pcs + giftbox) - Happy Holidays and Happy Birthday


Take your time to browse around Sophisca and you will realise there are many unique packaging that will blow your mind away.

一日丧命散 is actually Yogurt Raisins Chocolate

Choco Colour Pen - The colour pens come in different flavour and you can use them to decorate your cookies or simply just eat it from the tube. *Place the pens in warm water before use to allow easier flow.

OK Band-aid Chocolate!? Comes is mint or chocolate flavour too! How creative!

Craving for sugar rush? How about taking a jab of Maltose?  

Alternatively, carry the First Aid Kit with you, for your sugary needs.

This is a great present for those who are preparing for examinations. Eat it and 考试必胜!


There are also fun and naughty gifts for adults that you may want to surprise your friends. From sanitary napkin marshmallow to chocolate condom. Warning: not meant for the eyes of children. :)


Money candy pack!

For the ladies, this is definitely lip-smacking and something sweet to taste - Lipstick chocolate that comes in berries, rose, blueberry yogurt, hazelnut latte and chocolate flavour.


Other assorted chocolates and candies you can find at Sophisca.




Happy Shopping and have a Merry Sweet Christmas!

Sophisca

Marina Square
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, #02-32, Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: 
Sun - Thurs: 11am - 8pm 
Fri & Sat: 11am - 9pm 

Changi Airport Terminal 3 
Address: Changi Airport Terminal 3, #B2-42 
Opening Hours: 10am - 11pm Daily


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