Product Review - Yes! Nurse

~ Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:01 AM ~

I stumbled upon this tweet message by Yes! Nurse looking for bloggers to review their products and I replied them asking whether they are OK with international bloggers and also telling them I'm just a mummy blogger not a nurse (just in case this product is specifically for nurses!), and my oh my, they are happy to provide me their product for my review!

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Description from the product page:
"Yes! Nurse was co-founded by a young paediatric nurse at the beginning of 2009. Having been signed of work with dry, cracked and sore hands, she noticed that many of her colleagues were suffering in the same way. Trying numerous hand creams with little or no effect she decided to research and develop a unique formula that actually worked.

Guided by nurses across the UK, she co-founded Yes! Nurse and developed an intensive moisturising hand formula that specifically combats the daily routines faced by nurses."

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Sigh... I only realised how cute the packaging is when I checked out the press kit of this product! Of course I do get the same thing when this product was mailed over to me all the way from UK but the packaging was soaked wet (due to rain!) and the postman actually threw it into my house porch (probably trying to keep it from being drenched further) and it just lay on the floor for hours before we noticed it! 

OK now back to the product... below is the snapshots taken of the Yes! Nurse hand cream. The hand cream fits nicely into the palm of my hand, it's about half an inch thick and 5 inches tall when being placed upright. I love the easy to open cover, just a flick of my thumb and we're good to go to apply some of the hand cream on!

I immediately washed my hands, dried them up and started applying a pea-sized amount of the hand cream all over my hands and fingers. Oh boy, the smell is so heavenly! I just love, love, love the sweet floral scent! I do however feel the oily part on my palms only for the first few seconds, otherwise, love the feel of it on my hands and fingers!

After applying the hand cream, I continue on being terrorised with my daily SAHM life with my 2 little monsters kids. You have no idea how many times I washed my hands, got them dirtied (thank you kids! Mummy loves you guys!) then cleaned again then repeats all this the whole day long.

And yet, my hands are still smooth and supple and not as dry as they used to be. Ahhhh...lovely, lovely! I apply these hand cream twice a day: before being terrorised by kids starting the day and after the kids go to bed.

A very good product I say!

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You can find out more information on how to purchase this at:

http://www.yesnurse.co.uk/#how-to

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by Yes! Nurse 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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iPad App Review - Kids' Dental Health

~ Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 7:58 AM ~

I love getting the opportunities to review iPad app which I can apply on our daily activities as I get to practise and/or involve my family members as well. For this app, I am glad to be able to review it as I've been teaching Ben about the importance of brushing his teeth. Anyway, my review as below...

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* Title: Kids' Dental Health
* Price: $1.99
* Category: Education
* Updated: Apr 07, 2012
* Version: 1.0.1
* Size: 51.2 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Alexandr Stacanov
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Description from the product page:

"This educational interactive book helps parents teach their children in a fun and entertaining way all about the essentials of oral hygiene. Children will happily get to know more about dental care whilst having fun playing in thematic mini-games.

The story is short enough to read right before oral hygiene activities and long enough to play games during the day to generate motivation to have a shining healthy smile. "

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This app teaches us the importance of brushing our teeth and what we can do to maintain the cleanliness of our teeth and oral hygiene. Ben seems to like this app as he can relate himself with the brushing and flossing as well.

What's good?

* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!

* We get to select one of the 4 characters available for this app as the main character. I like this option as I feel my child can better relate himself if the main character is similar to him / his age. 

* I like telling Ben how the main character finally manages to brush off all the evil bacteria and germs from his mouth with the help of the tooth brush and tooth paste!

Room for Improvement?

* I think it would be much better and cooler if there is an image of the tooth brush (with the tooth paste) moving along on the screen as we tap to clear off the bacteria and germs from turning into plagues!

* Maybe it's just a coincident but I feel the picture of the ice cream should not be placed at its current position (right below the 'Eat more' column) as at first sight, I actually thought we should eat more ice cream!

* Perhaps it'll be better if there is an additional page for the app to place all the common sugary and snack foods so that our children can understand and see clearly that these are the foods that causes problems to their teeth.

* I would love to see an app on how to get children to be at ease and eager to go for dental checkups. This is something I will desperately want Ben to get familiar and at ease with.

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You can purchase the "Kids' Dental Health" app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code by the sponsor to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store 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. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

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Product Review - Lady Soma

~ Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 7:26 PM ~

I am so happy I get to review another health and beauty products! So here goes my review for the products by Lady Soma:

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About Lady Soma:
"Lady Soma is an all natural, healthy and holistic source of women's probiotic supplements and skincare, which are all specially formulated to fit women's needs. Our skin care line includes the Renewal Serum, the Antioxidant Berry Masque, and the Skin & Nail Treatment. Our supplements include the Lady Soma Detox, the Lady Soma Fiber Cleanse with Probiotics, the Candida Advanced Cleanse, and the Cranberry Concentrate with Vitamin C.

We ship internationally, around the world, and are proud to offer our natural and healthy womens products to those women who wish to have a happy and healthy lifestyle.  The purpose of this website is to provide women with the information  educate women in making the right choices for their bodies.
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I received a total of 3 products for my review, hence I'll break them down by each product:

1) Skin & Nail Treatment

** Usage: It helps repair dry and cracked skin and as it is specifically formulated for skin and nails, it promotes a soft supple cuticle, while repairing existing damage and also enhances nails for a shiny appearance and healthy looking cuticles

My feedback on:

- Smell: vanilla-ish, I like it!

- Texture: like normal lotion feel but not oily at all, leaves a shine on nails after application, also leaves a very nice vanilla-ish fragrance

- Results: My dry skin looks refreshed and rejuvenated and I love the shine on my nails after I rub some of the cream on it.


2) Antioxidant Berry Masque

** Usage: allows for a detox facial treatment using the antioxidant power of blueberries and cranberries, which enhance cellular renewal and collagen production and the glycolic and alpha lipoic acids create a microdermabrasion-like effect that eliminates dead skin cells to reveal a fresh new layer

My feedback on:

- Smell: berry, grape-y smell, I love the smell, makes me want to ermmm... eat myself? Hahahah..

- Texture: sand papery and looks like sandy mud

- Results: The first time I used this, the area around my nose stings and is a little bit red but few more times with using this masque, my skin feels soft and smooth and no more redness or stinging sensation.


3) Lip Balm

My feedback on:

- Smell: minty

- Feel: cooling and I use this when I had mouth ulcer recently to keep my lips from drying up. Very helpful in keeping my lips moist!

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You can shop at http://www.ladysoma.com/products.html

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by Lady Soma 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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