Sunday, January 26, 2014

Emergency Bag for Hospitalisation (Labour)


Hi dearies, it's been a while since i last posted up something new on my blog. Anyway i would like to tribute this blog to those who are expecting, especially first time mommies. You see when i got pregnant the first time i did a lot of research. And one of the most important research was the emergency bag to bring to the hospital when you admit for labour. Anyway, i didn't expect the list to be incomplete as there were other things that were needed. So In Shaa Allah i'll be sharing the list of things that need to be in your emergency bags, baby's bag, things to bring in the labour room and etc.

First thing, emergency bag. I just turn 36 weeks last Friday and it's basically full term, now i'm just counting the days when my water brakes or when i start spotting. But i'm praying that my water brakes b'coz from first experience and also from those who have shared their experienced, if your water brakes it's not as painful as when you have spottings.

This is the list of items in the emergency bag:-
1. Pink Book (if you happen to go for monthly checkups in gov clinic you would know what i mean - VERY IMPORTANT!!!!)
2. Bath Towel.
3. Face Towel.
4. Toiletries (that includes toothbrush, toothpaste, cleanser, toner, moisturiser, facial cotton, ear digger - incase the ear starts to itch, nail clipper & pincer, bodywash, feminine wash).
5. Clothes when discharged.
6. Maternity Pad
7. Disposable panties (B'coz you won't have the time to wash and dry your panties)
8. Anti-bacterial wet wipes (if needed).
9. Wave mat (b'coz gov hospitals you stay in a big ward and if it's not air conditioned you might have mosquito.)
10. Handphone charger - also very important.
11. Socks.
12. Slippers/ Sandals or shoes.
13. Makeup (Just to look nice when you and baby discharge). 

 2nd Bag 
1. Hot Flask
2. Mug
3. Milo/Vico (Either your own mixture or 3in1)
4. Biscuits / Buns.
5. Bottle of Plain water.
(B'coz gov hospitals serve food early, you might be hungry later at night. And having all this items help curb the midnight hunger.)

Babies Bag.
1. Babies clothes (bring a few pair, i normally just bring the top b'coz the baby will still have their umbilical cord intact so no point making them wear the bottom. Plus they're wrap with the baby wrap, that would keep them warm enough)
2. Booties & Mittens.
3. Hat or something to cover the babies head to keep them warm.
4. Baby Wrap/ Welcome blanket.
5. Pampers.
6. Wet Wipes.
7. Lotion to moisturize their skin.
8. Newborn Pillow.
9. Nappy Rash Cream (I'm using the one from mothercare it comes in a small tub).
10. Towel. 

Small Bag to Labour Room.
- Ok before i list it down, i do have to say that this small bag is important too b'coz when i delivered Sofiah, i was only told to bring baby's pampers and clothes. After the missy's finish cleaning me up, than only i knew i was suppose to bring along the maternity pad. So do keep this in your priority too.
1. Baby's pampers.
2. Baby's clothes.
3. 1pc of Maternity Pad.
4. 1pc of Disposable panties (if not they'll make their own loop in order for the maternity pad to stay intact.) 

So i guess that's about it, if any of you have any other suggestions please do let me know and i'll edit the list. Hope it helps, especially for first time mothers. Anyway this is my list for those admitting to government hospital, it might be useful for those admitting in private clinic/hospital too. Whatever it is, it's just a guide to prepare for the big day.

Till than,

Monday, January 6, 2014

My Pregnancy and Tanamera

Assalamualaikum ladies,

Well felt like blogging, so might as well blog something that i've bought recently from Tanamera Sri Ati (will provide the link to her FB page below the post later). Tanamera happens to be one of the well known brands for pregnant ladies. They have this set, whereby you could use it both pre and post pregnancy.

When i first had Sofiah i didn't really come across this brand, but through out the years with much reading and researching i somehow find that their products are herbal based and it helps especially during the confinement period. For those who have gone through pregnancy, I'm sure we can relate when i say that your body tends to get tired due to lack of sleep and other factors. If you've gone through a natural delivery, you might have been through an episiotomy (whereby they will do an incision at the entrance of the vagina to enable for the baby to be delivered and you can google to find out more). So for that you have an extra wound to care and heal, same goes for those who have gone through caesarean there is an extra care for this kinds of wounds.

So imagine being lethargic and in pain, this are all natural things that women have to go through upon the birth of their bundle of joy. Do note that I'm not trying to scare those who are planning to have a baby. It's a wonderful experience being able to feel your little one moving inside of you and after going through all the nausea, headaches and itchiness and etc at the end of the day all of those things will just be flying out the window, b'coz you get to see your little girl or your little man in your arms.

Now that's what's important, so i'd better stop my blabbering and start talking about the items i've purchase. As you can see below, I've purchased 2 items froms Tanamera Sri Ati (whose based in Terengganu) by the way. I happen to notice that she had some sale going on so i decided to purchase the Virgin Coconut Oil (100ml - VCO) and the Brown soap. I normally used Bio-oil during my pregnancy to curb the itchiness of my stretch marks, but somehow 4 years down the road, Bio-oil is really expensive when it's RM32.90 for a 60ml bottle.

So for this VCO, since it was on sale i manage to purchase it for RM 30.60 instead of the normal price of RM 34. And the brown soap for RM 13.50 instead of RM 15. The VCO is basically a multipurpose oil, you can use it to apply on your stretch marks, you can consume it and you can even use it to massage your perineum (based on the testimonials i've read, consuming VCO and using it for massaging the perineum actually helps during delivery. There have been those who have delivered without having an episiotomy, which is good (than you don't need to feel discomfort down there during your confinement).

 The next item is the brown soap (as per the picture below), the soap bar is pretty big actually, and it's made out of herbs. It helps to lessen the appearance of stretch marks and skin allegiance on the neck and the body. It also functions as a scrub, at the bottom the texture of the soap bar is more rough than the top.

So far i'm happy with both the items i purchase. I did notice that i smell coconuty when ever i apply the VCO and my skin does feel good and clean when ever i used the herbal soap. I'm currently having this skin irritation all over my body, I'm not sure whether it's due to heat (pregnant women tend to be heaty during pregnancy). I literally bath like 3 times a day, b'coz i sweat a lot and if i don't bath immediately my body starts to itch. And due to that i'm having red spots all over my body..eerrkkk... 

So In Shaa Allah i'm able to purchase this post natal set which cost RM 390, if you buy it from Tanamera, but if you purchase it from Tanamera Sri Ati it will only cost you RM 360 with free postage. The set is as per below:-

There are 11 items in the postnatal set

1 vco -boleh disapu diminum dan buat urutan perineum untuk memudahkan puan bersalin..
2 herbal massage oil-urut seluruh badan..sangat bagus untuk urat sendi
3 herbal tea-memperbanyakan susu dan kecutkan rahim
4 feminine herbal wash-sembuhkan luka dan hindarkan dr alat kelamin ada jangkitan kuman
5 herbal bath-mandian hanya rebus dan mandi sama seperti mandi serum..segarkan tubuh badan dan buang angin dalam badan
6 bengkung(kembalikan bentuk badan puan)
7 pilis(bersifat sejuk..untuk hilangkan sakit kepala..migrin..angin dalam kepala
8 firming (tapel)-untuk disapu pada kawasan perut supa cepat mengecutkan rahim dan kempiskan perut
9 Brown soap-berfungsi untuk kurangkan stretchmarks dan kesan alahan pada tungkuk dan badan..sabun ini sabun herba dan ada kombinasi scrub
10 lavender floral-sembur di wajah dan badan untuk refreshing
11 boreh scrub(hanya digunakan seminggu sekali dan agak panas sedikit..sapu nipis pd badan dan gosok kan...bagus untuk buang angin dalam badan..pecah lemak dan buang air lebihan dlm badan

So that's about it, for those who would like to purchase this item you can find her at the link below:-


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Bag Of Love December - Rock On!

Assallamualaikum Ladies,

So this is my 1st post for 2014, and it's a little back dated since it's BOL's December bag review. Anyway was anxious to receive the parcel, the packaging was in a sponge bob party pack b'coz Ta-Q-Bin ran out of their own envelopes.

Ok so let's start going through BOL December 2013

As mentioned and shown by Mimi, the bag for BOL December will be a red clutch and as you can see in the picture below it looks stunning, no denying that. The material is made out of suede (correct me if i'm wrong).. and the color is just amazing.

The inside of the clutch, can you imagine Mimi and Miss A manage to stuff all this things in this clutch... wow.

The welcome card from Mimi as per usual, look at her avatar so cute with the little red clutch in her hand.

The intro for the items in the bag.

Lierac Coherence Day & Night Cream (50ml)
Retailing at RM 300

A velvety cream enriched with vitamins and a protective and anti-dehydration nutritive complex for skin that feels smoothed, firmed and ultra-comfortable.

Firms the skin.
Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles. 

NUXE Nuxellence Jeunesse Pre Serum (50ml)
Retailing at RM 180
A major anti-aging innovation that not only PROTECT but also REPAIRS mitochondrial DNA(1)   to reveal the skin’s youth and radiance.

It has a fondant and “second-skin” texture infused with subtle, feminine floral notes leaves the skin infinitely soft and velvety.


Precious benefits for my skin 

Skin is instantly smoother and more glowing (2):

- Skin is smoother: 93%
- Skin is more beautiful: 73%
- Complexion is more radiant: 67%

After 4 weeks, the skin appears visibly rejuvenated(3):
- Wrinkles and fine lines are diminished: 90%
- Skin is replumped: 93%
- Youthful radiance is restored to the skin: 79%
- Complexion is more radiant and more even: 86%

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant (50ml)
Retailing at RM 86

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream is the legendary, award-winning skin protectant that does more than soothe sun-burned skin, rehydrate chapped lips, and heal rough elbows and calluses. It’s also the secret that makeup artists all over the world use for keeping legs, lips and eyelids shiny; eyebrows in place; and cuticles perfectly manicured. There are an infinite number of ways to use this classic cream, but here are 8 great ones:
1. SKIN SAVER – Protect skin from drying wind, central heating and air conditioning. This skincare multi-tasker soothes, restores, calms and helps relieve minor skin irritations, including roughness, redness, chapped, cracked or dry skin.
2. SHINE FACTOR – Found in top makeup artists’ kits worldwide, this all-in-one beauty tool adds shine to eyelids, cheeks, lips and legs.

3. EYE OPENER – All it takes is a dab to smooth eyebrows and create a perfectly defined arch that will stay in place all day.
4. CUTICLE CONDITIONER – Soften rough, dry cuticles to keep them smooth, supple and beautifully manicured.
5. TREAT FOR FEET – Smooth rough heels and soften soles for barefoot beauty in every season.
6. AFTER-SUN SOOTHER – With its legendary soothing and moisturizing benefits, it’s the ideal after-sun treatment to relieve minor sunburn and calm dry, irritated sun-exposed skin.
7. FLIGHT TOOL – Flying can leave skin looking and feeling dry and uncomfortable. Pack this intensive hydrator to boost skin’s in-flight moisture level wherever you go.
8. LEG WEAR – Great for an après shave or après wax treatment. This classic cream calms irritation, reduces redness and leaves legs super-smooth and silky-soft.

Collistar Anti-Age Lifting Body Cream
400ml tube retails at RM165

Collistar Anti-age lifting body cream is a fast-absorbing body lotion goes deep beneath skin's surface to lock in moisture and heal dryness at the source, preventing its unwelcome return.

It penetrates deep into the skin to start healing at the source and helps heal extra dry skin—including heels, elbows and knees. Triple skin's moisture content with continued use. Provide 24-hour relief.

Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm
100ml tube is retailing at RM90

Achieve the perfect blow-out with this award winning, non-chemical straightening balm. The exclusive plant-based formula hydates, softens and protects unruly hair prepping it for a smooth and sleek look. Heat activated.

Active Ingredients: Plant mucilage moisturizes. Ferula, horseradish and sage smooth and straighten the hair fiber. Chamomile softens.

Truth be told, i haven't tried all this product as at yet, as some of them are repeat brands. I've somehow tried & tested the Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm before, as i've receive it from another beauty box and the balm is really good in taming my frizzy hair.

So yeah this are all the items that were stuff in the lovely BOL red clutch for December. For those who have purchased as a gift, I'm sure the ones that are receiving it is really happy. Not too sure whether i'll keep this bag or pass it on to my mother as a gift, but anyway's that's all for now, till we meet again in the next blog post.

Assalamualaikum and take care ladies... ^_^