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Sponsored Review on Herbeco Collection of Herbal Teas - Sweet bunny

When I was young my parents would take me to the Chinese medical store in the neighbourhood to drink Liang teh ( cooling tea) or brew my favourite chrysanthemum tea at home. Herbal tea helps us to tone down the heatiness in our bodies. The Tropical weather in Singapore and an unhealthy diet and bad sleep habits contribute to this heatiness resulting in a person falling ill. The practice of drinking herbal teas during my childhood is much like the owner of Herbeco Stella Kiang, perhaps due to the Chinese culture or Malaysia being a neighbouring country.

Stella is a herbalist with a degree in Science, majoring in Biology and Chemistry, at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur and is a third-generation herbalist, she wishes to continue her mother and grandfather legacy and cultivate the next generation with the knowledge about local herbs to retain the local herbal species population in Malaysia.


Photo  and article by https://www.thestar.com.my/

I was contacted by Evelyn, a sales representative of Herbeco based in Singapore. Evelyn shared that she has a couple of ailments herself and would consume yellow cow wood and motherwort tea after finding how effective the teas were and an improvement to her health she became a distributor.


Jamaica False Valerian tea and yellow cow wood tea



She generously offered to sponsor me with 2 packets of tea, as I have shared with her that I have certain ailments with my skin keratosis pilaris and acid reflux due to irritable bowel syndrome. She gave me a range of teas to choose from and I selected the Yellow Cow Wood and Jamaica False Valerian.

The teas are packed in an elegant black zip-locked vacuum-packed bag, each pack consist of 13 sachets of tea. Each tea bag can be used up to 3 times.  

 
open tea bag
Tear off the pack and take out a tea bag/ sachet

tea bag in pink flask
                            Steep a teabag in 700ml of boiled water for 10 minutes in 100°C hot water

Yellow cow wood tea in mugHerbeco tea

                                                                          The tea is ready to serve 






Yellow Cow Wood Tea Cleanse Liver and Detoxify - Yellow Cow Wood (黄牛木) or Cratoxylum cochinchinense is traditionally used to reduce body heat, jaundice, flu, Hepatitis A & B and Gastroenteritis as the tea will help to dissipate dampness & relieve stagnation clear heat & remove toxin, dissipate blood stasis & relieve swelling,relieve heatstroke & slake thirst. 

The liver performs 500 essential tasks in the body as it is the largest solid organ and gland it is part of the digestive system and is tasked to detoxification the body, protein synthesis, produces chemicals that help digest food. A sign of liver function problems include yellow skin and eye Jaundice, your liver is not working well enough to break down a chemical called bilirubin when the build-up is too much in your blood, your skin turns yellow. Therefore keeping your liver healthy is paramount for good skin and health.

I was told by my mother that I had jaundice as a child and am currently facing some skin issues hopefully after drinking the Yellow Cow Wood Tea, my liver will get a good detox and my skin condition will improve. I just had a cup and felt very relaxed, I was worried if the tea would disrupt my sleep because I had the tea just before bedtime but thankfully it did not. The next day I went to the bathroom a couple of times, perhaps due to the detoxing effect, getting rid of the toxins and waste from my system.

Jamaica False Valerian Relief of Bloating, Gas Cramps & Stomach Discomfort - Jamaica False Valerian (马鞭草) or Stachytarpheta jamaicensis tea is a stomach tonic, to improve dyspepsia, asthma, allergies, ease fevers and liver problems.

Jamaica False Valerian tea is thicker than the Yellow cow wood tea and has a pleasant herbal fragrance and tasted not too bitter. Hopefully, with time the tea can help with my digestive system, strengthen my lungs and ease some of my allergies.

In conclusion, I liked both teas and as with Chinese herbs, it takes time to reflect the improvement in a person's condition as it focuses on the root of the problem. I would gladly bring this along to work with me to improve my health, it is convenient and all I need is a thermos flask to keep my tea warm to last me the day. Every time I pop in a tea back and take a drink I feel a very soothing effect within me, the warmth of the tea and the herbs are at work.  

If you would like to purchase the teas you may contact Evelyn at

Tel: +65-80280986

Carousell account: eco_island



Disclaimer: This post is done in collaboration with Herbeco Distributor - Reviews are based on my personal experience and opinions. The Information in this article is intended for reference only. Please consult with your doctor, or other qualified health care professional before using any product discussed.


Sponsored Review on Nano Singapore’s Gummy Elderberry and Kids Multivitamin Supplements – Sweet Bunny

There are days where I feel exhausted probably due to a hectic lifestyle where a combination not enough sleep from working late nights, eating an unhealthy meal because I want a quick bite when I am in a hurry. As well as the stresses I face in my personal and work life. All these factors and events could contribute to lowering my immune system. The tropical weather of Singapore where it would pour one day and have extreme heat on another could make you catch flu easily, emphasising the importance of having a strong immune system to fight off germs and viruses.

 
Nano Singapore Vitamins country cabinet


Everyone needs the extra boost to keep us going, just maintaining a healthy lifestyle and eating well doesn’t give us adequate nutrition and vitamins that our bodies require.


Thankfully, I was contacted by Nano Singapore which was established in 2018 to give their vitamins a shot. I was very intrigued as I never knew there was a distributor of Supplements in Singapore. Nano Singapore as the name suggests is a local company offering a wide range of vitamins that are bottled in an FDA approved facility in the USA. 

I received a beautiful gift box containing two types of vitamins one which is elderberry enhanced w/ vitamin c + zinc gummies - triple elderberry immunity support, vitamin c (120s) and the other multivitamin kids vitamin gummies w/ vitamin c, b, a, d, e, max multivitamin, support immunity (120s).

Nano Singapore Gift box



All-natural one a day Elderberry Supplements – My first impression of Nano Singapore’s elderberry enhanced w/ vitamin c + zinc gummies was a great one from the moment I unseal the bottle, I was not greeted with the typical chemical smell which most vitamins I have encountered produce but with a fragrant blackcurrant scent and the taste was a delightful surprise. Like a child, I prefer the gummy forms of vitamins rather than the capsule pills as they are easier to swallow, chewable and do not give out that all so awful bitter taste.

Nano Singapore elderberry vitamins benefits- Other than being palatable these elderberry Singapore supplements have a bountiful amount of benefits. Elderberry itself is a powerful antioxidant that can support your immune function and improve skin health with the addition of vitamin c & zinc this vitamin will aid in improving your health and energy level.

elderberry vitamins with crystal bear

sweetbunnylobang vitamin choice elderberry



A week’s trial of Nano Singapore’s Elderberry Vitamin- I have tested the vitamin for a week and I felt that my acne scars have lightened, I also don't get sinus problems in the morning as often as I used to. Overall it is delightful that my skin condition and stuffy nose issues have been improving. 

I was also given the Kids Multivitamin,  as I currently do not have any children, I gave the bottle to a close friend. Her school going kid liked the sugar-coated gummy bears and mentioned that they tasted like sweets not like yucky medicine. I tasted one gummy myself and found that it was not too sweet and had a fruity taste to it.

Nano Singapore Kids vitamin with crystal bear

sweetbunnylobang kids vitamins


Why Nano Singapore Multivitamins is good for children aged 4 and above - Children grow at a rapid rate and require a good amount of nutrition to grow up well. It is an excellent supplement for fussy eaters, packed with 13 Complete Vitamins such as A, B, C, D & E, Minerals, Supports Overall Good Health & Immunity and promotes healthy vision & brain. To help cope with the stresses of school and perhaps for using the computers for long hours during E-learning or when they just spend way too much time playing games on the phone. Blue light from these screens will affect a child’s eyesight. Giving your child the best is on every parent's mind, so give them the best Multivitamin for Kids.

Nano Singapore's Vitamins are a great addition to your pantry, keeping you and your family strong and healthy. The vitamins are available on Shopee, their official website or Lazada.


                                 Nano singapore vitamins


Nano Singapore has graciously given me 3, $28 Vouchers which can be used on their official website. I will be hosting a Giveaway from 17 May 2021 to 21 May 2021 on My Instagram Account so do stay tuned!

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Disclaimer: This post is done in collaboration with Nano Singapore. Reviews are based on my personal experience and opinions.




Daily Workout Routine During Covid 19, Walk At Home Journey With Leslie Sansone - Sweet Bunny

Walk at home with Leslie Sansone on Youtube


A sudden call to work from home - It was a Monday evening when I got a message from work to start working from home, a first in my entire career.  A thousand cases were reported every day and a precaution of limiting human traffic at work and public areas were set. 


Sluggish and unproductive lifestyle while working from home during Covid-19 April 2020 - Yes, I have to admit the after my wedding in October last year till April this year I was very out of shape unmotivated and downright sluggish.  I got the case of post-wedding fatigue, 2018 & 2019 was filled with endless arrangements and decision, coordination crafts and meeting. My reward was a wedding that went smoothly without a hitch, the price I paid a toll on my mental wellbeing. I was exhausted and not raring to go I was functioning but like a snappy zombie.

Hitting rock bottom and searching for a healthier lifestyle - I was tired of going through the motions of daily life and began my search for answers. Where else but the bible. I began my bible reading on good Friday. No god didn't ask me to exercise through his good book but with the guidance of the holy spirit gave me motivation. I googled no gym equipment small space and working out in an apartment,  Leslie Sansone was the result.

Leslie Sansone Walk @ home program on youtube - I started out by taking baby steps and following her weekly routine Mondays to Fridays, about a week later my stamina has improved and now I walk 3 miles daily. Sometimes I even have the urge to add in another exercise in the late evening.  The beauty of her program is that you have choices of how long you would like to walk for, be it a mile, 10 minutes, 15 minutes there are just so many videos to choose from.

Results from doing the walk @ home exercise routine - It has only been two weeks since I started the program not much difference in the weight department but I have a much toner body.  I am determined to continue with the work out program as it helps me feel energized. I don't feel as sluggish as I used to and I yawn a whole lot less. My cheeks are bright red rosy. These are the perks of exercising, healthy heart, healthy mind and endorphins, happy hormones.

Home Exercise Buddy/Bestie - My sister joins me for 45 minutes of exercise every now and then and it sure helps to motivate you to push on. Get your family members to join you cause Leslie Sansone's walk at-home exercises is made for people of all ages. The moves may seem simple but they really pack a punch.

The thing about exercise is that you have to keep searching for what you can enjoy and what you can withstand. When you don't like some form of exercise chances are you won't stick to it. Keep searching and never stop trying until you find the right fit.


















The Fruitful Event, Hello Kitty Run Singapore 2018; A Fruity Adventure by Sweet Bunny - Lifestyle , Beauty & Travel Blogger Singapore


Singapore Fun Run Activities - Singapore is no stranger to Fun Runs and there are many Singapore running events nowadays, a few past events from this year include Pokémon Run, Snoopy Run and Hello Kitty Run. I find it a win-win situation because you get to be entertained by your beloved character while keeping fit and the best part is that everyone who completed the race is a winner everyone gets a medal at the end for most fun races.

My Hello Kitty Run Singapore 2018 - Fun Run Activities 2018 - Sweet Bunny




Hello Kitty Run 2018 Singapore - A few Sundays ago I took part in the Hello Kitty Race and would like to share my experience because it was my the first ever themed run. It all started with my friend wanting to take part in a competitive race and asked if I would like to join her, knowing that we weren’t in the right physic to keep up with competitive races I suggested on participating in a fun run instead.


Spacebib -  The Best Sporting Events Website in Asia  Spacebib is an online platform that lets you discover, join and experience sporting events within few clicks. My friend brought her tablet to a café and there we came to know about Spacebib while browsing the internet.

Going thru the process of hello kitty run registration was done at ease and you are also able to register for races on behalf of your friends on the platform saving us the trouble of registering a separate account. Efficient and secure, perfect.

A confirmation slip of your hello kitty fun race registration purchase is sent via email to you once the transaction has been successful. I truly enjoy going thru the listing of spacebib, discovering and registering for future sporting events. The details of each event is always clearly stated and at a glance you are able to see the price range from free to paid events.


Hello Kitty Run Singapore Race Organisers – It began to rain at about 4am in the morning, I knew that because I was awakened by the sound of thunder. The organizer Pink Apple Pte Ltd were very responsible, they sent out SMSs at 6:53 AM stating that they are monitoring the situation, about an hour later we received another message that the race will carry on.


Running in The Rain – My friend and I reached The Promontory at Marina Bay at 7:30am and was part of the first flag off at 8:35am, it was light rain, so we were advised by the organizer to walk instead of run due to the ground being slippery. A Hello Kitty Mascot made an appearance and the crowds cheered for her as she prances across the stage and danced. Undamped by the weather everyone was raring to go, many have continued to jog the entire race while other walked with ponchos and umbrellas. Thankfully the skies did clear an hour into the race.

The Promontory at Marina Bay - Hello Kitty Run 2018 by Sweet Bunny
The Promontory at Marina Bay
Hello Kitty Mascot  - Sweet Bunny



Ready To Go! Picturesque 5 KM race – Walking pass the art science museum singapore, Gardens By the Bay, Marina Bay Sands and Marina Barrage was epic, one can’t help but admire the sights and sounds, the scenery of open sea and greenery was a nice change from the constraints of office life. The lotus pond Art Science Museum is my favourite area, the pink and purple shades of the lilies and lotus brings a sense of calm and relaxation to one’s senses.

My Hello Kitty Run Singapore 2018 - Fun Run Activities 2018 - Sweet Bunny

My Hello Kitty Run Singapore 2018 - Fun Run Activities 2018 - Sweet Bunny



The Beautiful Hello Kitty Race Pit Stops - In this 5KM - There were a total of 3 pit stops, Durian Zone, Lemon Zone and Strawberry Zone, all decked with stunning balloon arches with colours that represent the fruit, water stations were situated within these pit stops serving various flavours of teas from Pokka’s range of beverages as well as water. My favourite is the strawberry station because it had a cut-out stand of hello kitty dressed as a strawberry.

Hello Kitty Run Singapore 2018 - durian pit stop by Sweet Bunny
Durain Pit Stop


My Hello Kitty Run Singapore 2018 - Fun Run Activities 2018 - Sweet Bunny
Lemon Pit Stop
Hello Kitty Run Singapore 2018 Strawberry Pit Stop by Sweet Bunny Blogger
Strawberry Pit Stop

Lively Post-Race CarnivalWe finished the race at about 9:50AM, collected our medal and head on to the carnival, we were handed out ice popsicle, apples, and Pokka tea was we made our way to the carnival. There were several tents conducting games and selling products from the various sponsors and a live performance; a duet singing popular tunes of today.


The downside to the event was after the heavy downpour the field was very muddy and full of holes making it difficult to navigate around the area. We took a gif photo which cost us $5.00, a little disappointing because you could barely see our faces in the photo, not very well done but I guess everything was done in a hurry with many others waiting for their turn. The muddy environment was too much for us as the afternoon sun rose we made our way home.
Hello Kitty Run Singapore 2018 Carnival by Sweet Bunny Blogger
Hello Kitty Run Singapore 2018 Gif photobooth by Sweet Bunny Singapore Blogger



Although exhausted, sweaty and drizzled in rainwater, we had fun and would definitely take part in the next Fruitful Hello Kitty Run Event, the medal is so adorable! A race where everyone is a winner? Count me in!


Hello Kitty Run Singapore 2018 Medal - Sweet Bunny Singapore Blogger



Sweet Bunny - Lifestyle, Beauty & Travel Blogger Singapore 






My Workout Journey , Weight Loss and Body Transformation Story. Sweet Bunny - Singapore Fitness Blogger


My Workout Plan for Everyone In Singapore - Last April I did a blog post about the best and effective workout routine. I posted a photo of my progress on Instagram which resulted in an astounding amount of messages from ladies from all over the world. Many were asking which LWR videos did I follow. A couple of ladies mentioned that they have the same body type as me and would be most grateful if I could share my diet and exercise routine with them and I think this will be a  perfect workout plan which will suit every Singapore girl.


Sweet Bunny - Singapore Fitness blogger before and after workout and weight transformation

I decided that writing a new post would be the most effective way to reach out to more ladies who have a body shape similar to mine.

What is the best Workout for you? – First of all I understand Lucy’s fitness programs are for 7 days however I am unable to commit the full 7 days because of time constraints and my body needed time to recuperate; I get soreness and aches after some exercises and need the rest before I start again. I opted for a 3 day 30mins workout as an alternative, always choose a routine that is easy to commit to, this would increase the chances of actually following thru and not giving up halfway.

Workout Routine - Finally I found a workout routine that is effective - Singapore's Lifestyle & Health blogger - Sweet Bunny



In my 20s, I was in a nasty predicament which caused me to lead a very unhealthy lifestyle; I basically ate my feelings or depended on food for that extra “boost” of energy to get thru the workday and studies by night. Hence causing me to gain a huge amount of weight. I also tried all sort of “quick fixes” such as sliming teas and pills which only made matters worse.


For about 2 years I signed up for an all-women’s gym, my weight did go down but not significantly, The annual fees were expensive and I hated that the company wanted to maximize its profits by dividing the already tiny gym into an uncomfortably cramp space, coherently conducting fitness classes. Facing a wall using a stationary bike with just enough space for the bike was too cramped and I felt rather claustrophobic.


At my new job I was blessed to have a gym within the office, equipped with a few machines I was thrilled, without a trainer, I was unsure of which exercises were beneficial and I  also realized that my arms only became bulkier when working with dumbbells and weights.


The eureka moment - was when I found a video from a post shared on Facebook by You're Gorgeous, Being a klutz, I was surprised the exercise was not complicated but rather easy to follow and in a couple of weeks, my arms were noticeably toner.

Lucy Wyndham-Read arm toning workout video
Arm toning work out by Lucy



Best exercise program on YouTube - Hungry for more of these life-changing exercises, I clicked on the link which leads me to Lucy Wyndham-Read YouTube channel. To my amazement, she had a whole array of exercise videos specially designed for varies body shapes and age ranges.

Bite-sized exercise – I liked how the exercise sessions were choreographed, each video is planned in such a way that it only takes a couple of minutes to complete, perfect for my lunchtime workout at the office, especially when I have just enough  time to squeeze in a quick work out and have my lunch after.



Beautifully illustrated work-out characters On Lucy’s website she has put together workouts programs in plan form for different body shapes and diffrent stages of a women’s life which includes ; college days, weddings, postnatal and menopause etc. Her cardio characters, kind of reminded me of the Barbie dolls storybooks which I used to read as a child but the main difference is the cardio characters are very much more realistic and relatable as they are based on real-life situations.


Lucy Wyndham-Read Body shape workout plans
Body Shape Workout Plans 

Lucy Wyndham-Read Cardio Characters



Extremely affordable workout plans - Ranging from £7.99 to £9.99 which is about SGD$17.00 it is a very worthwhile investment.I recently purchased one of her plans and tried my best to follow it closely, the results were awesome!  I have received compliments on being toner. Her plans and videos are the best advice that I ever received, No fitness equipment was required just by using my own body weight during the workouts was sufficient. There are even yummy food recipes within these nifty workout ebooks, Indeed it is a perfect fitness solution for the masses.


Positive Role Model – Lucy is extraordinary, she constantly shares motivational and inspiring quotes on self-acceptance on Instagram. She is very realistic about body image teaching others on working to be the best that we can be and not to be fazed by the perceptions given to us by celebrities.


Lucy Wyndham-Read is a fitness trainer with 25 years’ experience and was in the British Army for 5 years. She has 280 Million YouTube subscriber 28 million views and featured on British television stations as well as a fitness expert for various magazines and newspapers. She is also an influencer on social media and had collaborated with brands such as Suzuki, Twitter, Cancer Research and FitBit.

Keep up the good work Lucy, you have truly changed my life and perception of how to keeping fit.


Lucy Wyndham-Read results from workout plan on youtube
From really fat to not so fat a lot more work to do but am glad I am on the right path
Note: All Screenshots in this post were taken with permission from Lucy Wyndham-Read, this is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

                                     

©Sweet Bunny Lobang - Singapore's Lifestyle & Health blogger 

Part 2 – My Workout Journey