Sponsored Review on Australian Cosmetics Australian Zeolite Detox Mask & Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream - Sweet bunny

The skin is the human body's largest organ that protects us from microbes and the elements so naturally one would invest time and effort to care for your skin with the right products.

Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney has reached the shores of Singapore and I was lucky enough to be contacted by their great team to try out 2 of the brand's bestselling products. Australian Cosmetics as the name suggests is from Australia the brand cares not only about beauty but about the wellness from within. All their products are made with exquisite Australian manufactured ingredients which they have researched, developed, and tested the cosmetics over the years. What I like about the brand is that there is no animal testing involved and the ingredients used in their products is Vegan and consist of no nasty chemicals such as Sulphates, Parabens and Phthalates.


Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney Australian Zeolite Detox Mask Face Detoxing Anti-Pollution Mask

 

The benefits of using the Australian Zeolite Detox Mask – The mask is made of Natural Australian Zeolite which is formulated with Kangaroo Apple, Melissa, Lavender, Calendula, Green Tea, and Cucumber Extracts with Vital Nourishing natural Oils. Zeolite is a unique clay–mineral it has a 3-dimensional crystalline structure, like a Honeycomb capacity to retain moisture and can remove dirt, Air Pollutants, harmful chemicals and odour from skin most efficiently compared to other clay minerals. For this reason, it is also known as mineral clay detox mask or pink clay detox mask due to its pink colour The anti-inflammatory plant oils and Anti- Oxidant rich extract is a combination that works together to exfoliate dull skin and hydrates the skin from within. Other benefits include Detoxing, Dead Skin removal, Antioxidising, Toning, Brightening, Cooling and Hydration.

                      Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney  Australian Zeolite Detox Mask Face Detoxing Anti-Pollution Mask   Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney  Australian Zeolite Detox Mask Face Detoxing Anti-Pollution Mask

Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney  Australian Zeolite Detox Mask




Best Sellers in Facial Masks – I tested out a bottle of one of Australian Cosmetics' Australian Zeolite Detox Mask (50 ml) - Face Detoxing Anti-Pollution Mask. I like the texture of the cream as it is not sandy or rough like some masks are, it is easy to apply as it glides on the skin with ease and feels cooling to the face. My skin was glowing after washing the mask off with warm water. I could really get used to treating myself to this mask once a week as the Australian ZEOLITE Detox Mask encourages the skin’s regeneration process, cleanses the pores and deeply moisturises for smoother, more radiant skin.



                                Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney  Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream



The second product I tested was the Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream (50 ml) this cream is a great product to apply to your skin when you get up in the morning and before bedtime, right after you wash your face, I love the design of the cream because with a simple press you dispense an adequate amount of cream for your face. The cream has a very nice floral/fruity scent to it whenever I applied it my husband asked if I put on perfume because he adores the scent.

Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream


The ingredients used in the cream includes Shea Butter, Evening Primrose Oil, Green Tea Extract, MariMoist (Chondrus Crispus Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate) and Calendula Extract and Kangeroo Apple Extract, don’t worry no Kangaroos were harmed Kangeroo apples are a fruit native to the east coast of Australia and New Zeland in the nightshade family and are related to tomatoes and eggplant.

Vitamin E for Skin Benefits and Uses - Vitamin E is an antioxidant that can assist in cell restoration from sun damage and environmental stressors. Living in a city-state like sunny Singapore using a cream like Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream would be very beneficial for our skin. AU Cosmetics have ingeniously combined good ole vitamin E with revitalizing Kangaroo apple and green tea extracts to enhance the effectiveness of fending off sun damage.

Other beneficial properties of the cream include:

Anti-ageing - As the cream strengthen the protective barrier of our skin with a unique blend of Vitamin E, Kangaroo Apple, Green tea extracts, and other antioxidants to prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.

Skin Irritation - The lightweight and hydrating formula caters to all skin types. Irritant-free ingredients are used with the help of industry experts to meet the highest quality standards. Additionally, the soothing Vitamin E moisturizing cream will soothe and calm the skin that can help in preventing hyperpigmentation.

Moisturises, Hydrates and Smoothes skin immediately,


Skin lightening

Skin rejuvenating

Anti Inflammatory and Anti Septic properties

Rich in antioxidants and conditioning agents

Promotes health and quality of collagen.

Gives skin firmness, with free radicals protection to enhance scars to heal, reduces some marks



The Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream is indeed is a great cream to keep my skin moisturized and supple with a radiating glow and I plan to add both the mask and Daily Moisturising cream to my skincare regime.


I made my purchase on Amazon and within 2 days received the cream, get yours today your skin deserves a treat :)

Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream retails at SGD$29.90

Australian Cosmetics' Australian Zeolite Detox Mask retails at SGD$45.90


Disclaimer: This post is done in collaboration with Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney. Reviews are based on my personal experience and opinions.




A Special Birthday at Home thanks to Amici Events and Catering - Sweet bunny


We celebrated my sister’s boyfriend’s birthday at home this year due to the spike of covid-19 cases and also for the reason that we can enjoy good company without a time limit.



Simple birthday decoration at home with Balloons- My sister purchased balloons and a banner from my go-to balloon supplier, Mr Party I have used this vendor many times before and found them to be very efficient, helpful and reliable. The balloons are of very good quality. I like helium balloons are they float neatly around and easily spruce up the place. I clipped on the banner with clothing pegs onto my curtains, it gives a really nice ambience to my living, it did that also because yes we might have blu tack available but I would rather avoid damaging my beautifully painted walls.


                                         Grey Curtain Balloons Happy Birthday Banner


We also should bear in mind to dispose of the balloons in a responsible manner as it can be harmful to animals and the environment, never allow a balloon to float away into the sky as we never know where it lands and animals might eat it by mistake. I believe we can enjoy the little things in a life that sparks joy in us as long as we are responsible and find the best way to dispose of the items without harming the environment.

For once I was thankful that we were able to switch from white lights to yellow in my home creating a relaxing and romantic ambience to our home. I normally dislike the warmer tones of lights as I have very sensitive eyes. For this special occasion, I was thankful my eye was able to tolerate the tone of the lighting. I laid out the table and sure everything was set and in place and ready for our special guest.


Amici  paperbag


Dinner table  Amici catering



Luxury catering for a sumptuous private feast at home- I have ordered a mother's day feast earlier this year from Amici and my family raved about how good the food tasted henceforth I recommended the caterer to many of my friends and family members, Amici is a halal-certified boutique caterer which is definitely worth ordering from. My sister's boyfriend wanted to have Indian cuisine for his birthday so she ordered 4 sets of the De Luxe Indian, Kafta Spicy Lamb Set. Each meal consisted of

• Broiled Lamb Kofta in Rich Creamy Spicy Sauce
Minced Lamb Ball with Cashew Nuts, Coconut Cream and Fresh Mint

• Tawa Fried Leavened Stuffed Bread
Sous Vide Hand Crushed Potatoes with Turmeric and Cilantro

• Mung Bean and Courgette Stew
Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Curry leaf and Crushed Cumin

• Barbeque Mushroom and Duo Capsicum Kebab
Amchur Powder, Mint and Mango Aioli

De Luxe Bento comes with Salad + Dessert of the day.
Served in Lacquered Box and Steel Cutleries.


Amici catering De Luxe Indian, Kafta Spicy Lamb Set

Amici catering De Luxe Indian,

Amici catering cutlery

The Best Indian cuisine catering in Singapore – We were expecting the typical plastic bento set with plastic cutlery etc. but were blown away with the packaging. We were greeted by Japanese lacquer styled bento boxes that looked very premium and the metal cutlery was kept neatly in a metal Amici branded case. We were all really impressed. Even the paper bag that they placed in looks lavish. Each set cost SGD$42.00 but is worth every cent, the meal was very filling and delicious. Accompanied with wine that we have bought, Bersano Moscato D'asti Monteolivio, we have a lively and sumptuous dinner.
Happy Birthday Group Photo


Eye Rejuvenation with BTL Exilis Ultra 360 at 2 Shy Beauty Pte. Ltd. - Sweet Bunny



I have been called names like panda and given remarks such as you look like you have been punched, all thanks to my horrid dark eye circles. Plagued by these unsightly dark marks under my eye I went on a search for a solution…

I found 2 Shy Beauty Pte. Ltd back in 2019 on Carousell and went for V- Shape treatment which was very effective and lasting, a friend of mine commented that even after my wedding, my face has maintained its shape and I looked great.

How to identify and avoid counterfeit beauty equipment used in beauty salons- Ever since then, 2 Shy has gained my trust, As the owner of the salon, Constance shares with me that she only uses medical-grade trademarked equipment in her shops, all her staff are specially trained and are certified to operate all the equipment, there are many dubious beauty types of equipment out there so much be aware and cautious as we never know what side effects they cause in the long run. Always do your homework and check that the machines used at a beauty salon are from a reputable source. Constance also encompasses her values on being healthy from the inside out she always advises her customers to have a well-balanced diet as well as to drink plenty of water as she envisions her stores to be health hub rather than just the ordinary beauty salon.

BTL Emtone and BTL Exilis 360 2 shy pte ltd



After consulting Constance about my eye circles I was referred to a beautician named Yan stationed at the Serangoon branch where I had BTL Exilis Ultra 360 treatment for my face. I like the shop as it has a very cozy ambience, it is also very clean as the beauticians clean and tidies up after every customer.

2 Shy Beauty Serangoon


Get younger and tighter skin with BTL EXILIS ULTRA 360 Non-Surgical Facelift –This treatment is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that stimulates collagen production by the combination of radiofrequency and ultrasound that can help stimulate and strengthen skin resulting in smoother skin. I have a preference for non-invasive treatments as I do not want to go under the knife for surgery nor do I like to inject fillers into my face, BTL Exilis Ultra 360 is the best solution for me. I have done the treatment about 3 times and have seen that my eye circles have lightened slightly and the fine lines on my forehead that have begun to appear earlier on this year as I age, reduced. With time there will be further improvements about 2 months time. The best part is there is no downtime you can go about your busy schedule right after a session.

Before and after BTL Exilis Ultra 360 face 2 shy pte ltd

                                     Before Treatment                               After Treatment 
wrinkles and dark circleswrinkles and dark circles


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 How does BTL Exilis Ultra 360 work- The beauty of BTL Exilis Ultra 360 is that the therapy can be done from head to toe; commonly treated areas are eyes, jawline, back, inner-thigh parts that I know of you may need to consult either Dixon or Constance regarding the best course for you. This anti-ageing skin tightening treatment which diffuses ultrasound in combination with radiofrequency allows more transmission of energy and greater conductivity of the heat to the treatment area. There is a big applicator and small applicator specially designed when in use on the body it heats and reduces fat in the deep layers without hurting the skin. The treated area will effectively stimulate collagen and elastin for skin tightening and reduce the fine lines on the face. It also increases fat reduction which is efficient for body contouring and cellulite reduction.


Exilis Ultra 360 2 shy pte ltd












This therapy feels like a hot stone spa treatment, I really enjoyed each session as the beautician Yan is very attentive and gentle. No hard-selling is ever done at 2 Shy, making it a trustworthy and comfortable environment to being in. Other than looking a little flush in the cheeks just like I went for a jog there is no other side effect, I encountered and highly recommend you to give it a go.


2 Shy Beauty Serangoon



2 Shy Beauty

  • 480 MacPherson Rd, Singapore 368193

  • 180 Yio Chu Kang Road Singapore 545628


Tel: 86262739 or 88228196


Keep Lizards and Insects away with InsectOut's Magnetic Insect Screen Window Mesh - Sweet Bunny



If there is one thing that I really detest about pests, it is their droppings, I really absolutely hate lizard droppings, it sticks onto the walls and goodness knows where else in a home.

When dear and I were planning out our budget and expenses for our home, insect meshing the entire house was on top of the list. Keeping pests like mosquitoes, cockroaches, flies and even birds out from our home and taking care of our family’s well-being is a worthy cause.

I have to say InsectOut is an excellent vendor because Mindy is always ever ready to offer good advice and assistance whenever I drop her message. Call me kiasu but I contacted the vendor during my home renovation way before the window grills even were installed. Mindy shared the requirements and optimal way to have my grills install so that the mesh and grills of my window would be totally sealed with no gaps or spaces for the creepy crawlies to come into our home. I am thankful that Mindy highlighted the importance of ensuring my window grills were properly cased up as my contractor wasn’t aware and was going to install the grills in another way that wouldn’t allow my meshes to be installed properly.


not gaps between the window and the grill to keep pest out

not possible to install insect mesh with the gap

Best insect mesh screen installation service in Singapore- InsectOut provides a custom made mesh service for all types of windows and grilled gates, they have a range of magnets that cleverly matches the colours of window grills enabling it to blend well with its surrounding grills and will not be an eye-sore to look at. The scenery outside will not be blocked by the mesh and you can even leave the window open and fresh air and sunlight in. The mesh used is also very durable because it is made out of fibreglass which is easy to maintain just by washing and wiping with a microfiber cloth or even just using the vacuum to remove any dust, just as you would with your aircon filter. The mesh is secured between 2 interlocking grooved magnetic strips and grooved PVC strips. The strips are not permanent and can be removed if you are renting a property you can consider installing these insect meshes.


mesh frames to match with your window grill


                                                     

After my renovation was completed, I arranged with Mindy to speak to one of InsectOut’s sales representatives, Mr TC who was very friendly and informative about InsectOut’s Magic Seal product. After we agreed to proceed with the installations he took the measurements of all our windows and matched the colour of our grills to the samples that he has. The next visit was made by Mr Malek a soft-spoken and hardworking individual who helped us install the mesh, when we asked him if he would like to take time off for lunch he smiled and said he had a heavy breakfast before he stopped by.

Verdict, we love the meshes, when I first moved into my flat I was contently bitten by mosquitos, a baby lizard visited our kitchen and flying cockroaches came as and when they pleased through our window after the meshes were installed I have not seen any of these pests enter our home through the window, only a few tiny cockroaches from the drainpipe which I have since placed cockroach bate near and haven’t seen any since and the ultra-tiny housefly that may have come through the door as we enter our home. It has been a year since the mesh has been installed and we face no issues at all, the best part is Mindy is just a message away if we need any assistance. 


                               Insectout mesh window

Getting InsectOut to install the meshes is one of the best choices we have made and would highly recommend them who seeks to keep pest out of their homes






Tel: 8242 9595



Clay Earrings in Singapore Featuring The Shy Crafter - Sweet bunny/The Shy Crafter

                                           

I am guilty of spending too much time on Instagram but who can blame me when there are so many awesome artists and crafters showcasing their delicately made handy craft on the platform.


It all began when the_Shy_crafter followed my Instagram account naturally I would follow her back to lend her the support and soon before I knew it, I was hooked looking at the miniature food items she had made into earrings, pins and various other accessories.

the_shy_crafter on Instagram

Beautiful packaging for handmade products- I really adore how the_Shy_crafter packaged her items, I purchased a pair of adorable 9-layer Kueh, 九层糕 earrings and was just expecting it to be in a poly mailer bag and wrapped in bubble wrap but to my surprise, The packaging consisted of a plastic bag with a meaningful quote on it, a kraft box, a handmade card with a handwritten note and an alcohol swab which I felt was very thoughtful because I could use the swab to sterilise the earring studs. From how she packed her items you could tell that she pays a lot of attention to details and is a very caring person.

Quote on plastic bag about cloudsGreeting Card from handmade clay crafter
Kraft box with vines backgroundalcohol swab for earrings


The earrings are just so adorable and well made and put together, with no signs of glue stains as you see in most mass-produced earrings. I also love the vibrant colours of the 9-layer Kueh and how the earring is so well finished that they glisten in the light. They are also not heavy and a breeze to put on because the plastic disc of the earrings provides support for the earlobes when wearing bigger and heavier earrings.

Kueh Lapis Miniature earrings



Mini Kueh Lapis colourful cake earring




 
Reasons to buy handmade products- It is refreshing to have something made by hand rather than the factory mass-produced earrings. Clay art is painstakingly made by hand and takes a lot of time, patients and effort. They aren't cookie-cutter items and all have their unique aesthetics. It is very personal as the item was made and sometimes customised especially for you, not just something you pick off a shelf from a store.

I had such a great chat with her on Instagram that I knew I just have to invite her as a guest on my blog the second half of this post is by her.

the_Shy_crafter I’m a Singapore-based, self-taught clay enthusiast. Mother of 4 awesome kiddos.

A very crafty person by nature, l like to bake, crochet, embroidery, & draw too. I chanced upon polymer clay in December 2020, when relatives introduced it to my second son (who has Autism Spectrum Disorder). He loves to play with clay, to relieve his sensory-stress buildup. While facilitating his play, I discovered my love for clay moulding too.


Started “the_Shy_crafter” on Instagram on 27 December 2020 to feature my polymer clay pieces. Turning my clay pieces into wearables is my passion. Not only do I make earrings, but I also do pins, bracelets, necklaces, keychains, mobile phone charms & even figurines too! I also take custom orders.

I love making impressions of miniature food, local snacks especially. Since then, I’ve also made mini polymer clay desserts, flowers & even figures of paw friends!

My most popular designs are the Rainbow Kueh, Ang Ku Kueh & Tutu Kueh.

I take orders through IG dm @the_Shy_crafter and https://theshycrafter.cococart.co/


My email is bjchang01@gmail.com Send Email


Please lend her your support as she is really an awesome and lovely lady, I met her briefly when I went to collect my purchase and am sure to support her again when I require gifts for my friends and relatives during the festive season of Christmas.

The Benefits of Meal Planning - Sweet bunny



I have created a weekly meal planner in an editable pdf format in A4; I found it useful and easily accessible without having the worry of losing a sheet of paper which I often do ironically. I love the fact that I can type in whatever I needed on my computer or mobile phone and erase and reuse this form over and over again, in some eco-friendly way? But some would argue that using anything that runs on electricity isn’t eco-friendly.

The fills in this list include:
Special events and your weekly groceries list.

Monday to Friday

Budget for the week

The actual amount you spend

Groceries list and cost of groceries

On the left corner is an illustration of a mother and a child which reminded me of my childhood helping my mom out in the kitchen. The drawing is by a dear friend of mine rincarinn an amazing artist from Indonesia.

At only SGD 1.00 I hope you can lend me your support :)
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Benefits of a meal planner - You also can control the amount you eat with portion control ensure each day of the week has just enough ingredients for the week in this aspect, you are reducing the amount of food waste which is good for the environment because it lowers methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint. My family and I used to hate the question what do you want to eat?

We used to have to rack our brains on what to cook at the last minute and end up going down to buy takeaway because we didn’t have the ingredients we require.



Benefits of a groceries list- The perks of having a groceries list is that it prevents you from overspending, if you stick to the list you would buy you only need and avoid impulse purchasing. I also prefer to plan my meals every week as this helps me visualise what I really would like to have for the week as well as helps me to make healthier choices.

Collate your family weekly shopping list with a whiteboard- I place a whiteboard on the fridge for my family members to fill up on items we have run out of and would like to replenish. We would each erase an item we bought in this way we avoid buying duplicates of a particular item. One of my clients had an idea of laminating the printable and pasting it on the fridge so it can be reusable, very clever indeed.



Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, do stay tuned because I have a lot more useful printables coming your way :)