Website Review - EatingForBreastfeeding

~ Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 10:17 PM ~

Few months back, I have the opportunity to review this wonderful website which is aim at providing information such as recipes, news and more to nursing mothers as well as giving the avenue for mothers to interact with the professional staff on the site with regards to food intake and breastfeeding matters. So here goes my review for the "EatingForBreastfeeding " website:

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Description from the product page:
"We have a free video series we are offering right now. To access the rest of the content, a viewer has to purchase a membership.  With that, they get life-time access to the site. We have video interviews with our Registered Dietician talking about the foods they should and shouldn't be consuming while nursing, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, etc. We also have a section where members can ask questions directly to our Registered Dietician. Our goal is to be their personal nutritionist while they are nursing, so mom and baby get the most out of breastfeeding."

Note from sponsor:

"We are adding a section that will provide nursing moms with 5 recipes a week for a full year (plus a shopping list each week)! We want them to get all the nutrients we recommend, so we have brought a chef on board to provide original recipes containing the foods nursing mamas need :-)  We will be rolling that out within the next month."

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Feedback for "Home" section:

The website is easy to navigate, with the following sections on the menu tab: Home, Ask Stacy, Recipes, Meal Plans & More, News and Resources. I like the list of videos provided in this section such as Breastmilk Basics. A very informational video clip!

Feedback for "Ask Stacy" section:

I like that members of this site can get to ask questions directly to the registered dietician! The Q&A layout makes it easy to see the questions and replies but I would prefer if there are categories for each questions asked so that it is easier and quicker to search through the topics we wanted to look for instead of scrolling up and down each Q&A.

Feedback for "Recipes, Meal Plans & More" section:

I like the recipes provided though I'm not sure whether it's my Firefox setting or what but the bulleted list of recipes is not aligned properly with the recipe names. I'm just a bit particular with alignments hahahah... I also appreciate the meal plans in PDF format provided as well as the shopping list and more. I totally love the freezer fridge guidelines in this section!

Feedback for "News " section:

In this section, there are news relating to pregnancy, baby, formula and more which may be of interests to mothers. I would appreciate if there are more news being added to this section as there are currently not much articles in this section.

Feedback for "Resources" section:

In this section, there is a list of websites which members can check out to get more information on other resources. I think it would be great if websites such as Kellymom.com or LLL are being included into this section as well.

Summary of feedback:

I think there are a whole lot more potential for this website as I don't get to see many websites which has information with regards to eating healthily for breastfeeding mothers, what more with a registered dietician on site to answer any questions you may have!

I do however think there should be more information and articles provided to keep members interested and to stay on to this website.

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You can find out more info from http://eatingforme.com/

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the member access by EatingForBreastfeeding.com 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 - Shielo Haircare Products

~ Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM ~

I was blessed with another opportunity to review a range of hair care products after reviewing some beauty products by the sister company of Shielo. So here goes my review for the "Shielo Haircare Products":

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Description from the FB page:
"Shielo Hair Technology & Care was created in New York City in 2001 when salon industry leaders modernized the hair care industry by providing new technologies in the first voluminous technologies. A need was identified among top salons in New York City and their clientele for more voluminous styles, while including the effort to enhance and fortify hair care products with volumizing and color protecting elements.

Our philosophy is to create products with integrity and ensure that we preserve the future well-being of our environment. Shielo is against animal cruelty and proud to use post-consumer recycled and recyclable packaging."

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I received a total of 3 items for my review: VOLUME Volumizing Shampoo, VOLUME Volumizing Conditioner and ANTIOXIDANT Leave in Protectant.  

The reason why I requested to review the VOLUME range of hair care products is because this range gives hair volume and greater strength and flexibility while nourishing my hair with Protein and Vitamin B12 (based on the product description).

FYI, I have been shedding hair like crazy for the last few months now that my hormones are stabilising back after delivering Alyson back in September 2011.

Picture above taken 3 months ago

I love the lemony citrusy smell of the shampoo and conditioner and actually look forward to shampooing my hair more often nowadays!

After testing the products for a month, I realised that my hair is bouncier and looks thicker as well. I love the new feel of my hair as well. As for the Leave in Protectant, although my hair is not colored, it helps to protect my hair and minimize my frizzy hair. I just spray on some on the palm of my hand few minutes before I plan to go out and then I'm good to go!

Picture above taken early May 2012

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You can browse all the hair care products at http://www.shielo.com/

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by Shielo 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 & 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!

Happy Future USA


* 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.

Happy Future USA

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

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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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