the melodramatic mouse is now mellomom
Gentle and natural soothing care
RRP: RM63.50, Bought at iHerb: USD$9.00 (RM27.50)
Our 1st baby balm as new parents was Angel Baby Bottom Balm and we loved it. If not for iHerb, I doubt I would have bought Badger to try — Local vs iHerb is almost 60% price difference!
When we started using Badger, I didn’t quite like it because of the thickness. It is made from beewax — honey bees use this to build honeycomb — compared to the usual non organic balm that uses the toxic petroleum jelly. As you can see from the picture, I had to dig into the balm during each application hence leaving a hole.
Angel Baby contains organic herbs, so we could use it for many other booboos around the house. Badger on the other hand is what its namesake suggest: Baby Balm for diaper rash, cradle cap and delicate skin. It’s a good moisturiser too for dry skin.
The balm lasted us for about 3 months and this is our 2nd tin. It’s definitely very economical, but best of all it is natural, safe and effective
Today is the day! Never have I seen such unity by my fellow Malaysians for one cause: Change. This is my 2nd time voting — the crowd is magnified compared to my 1st — and I’m excited to hurry join the cause. Every vote counts!
The morning was hot and the people were many. I went on my own — took turn with the husband — with an umbrella in hand. It was a 10 minutes walk across the road. Rain or shine, come what may.
Salam Ubah from AU1
From the back of the queue to completion
Another 2 more hours and the polls will be closed. The sky is overcast here in my area. I hope everyone got to fulfill their rights to vote in time. Let not the weather be an excuse. What’s a little rain, right?
Scrolling down Facebook is both inspiring and yet disheartening. I salute all those that joined in the effort for Change. I
curse disappointed by “all those” that joined in the effort by “you-know-who” to destroy our country. SIGH. I pray that the good prevails in the end.
Let’s all join in our prayers for a truly fair result tonight. We need God ever more today for tomorrow!
I bet you are no stranger to these dandy metal tins seen at baby shops around town. They are organic, made in USA and cost RM60+ a tin. That’s a cut throat price if you ask me. If it wasn’t for iHerb, I would never have gotten hooked
My Badger Collection
RRP: RM63.50, Bought at iHerb: USD$9.00 (RM27.50)
Tough concentrated wax
A little bit goes a long way
I started with their Baby Balm — now on our 2nd tin – and Night Night Balm, then moved on to the Aromatic Chest Rub. Say byebye to Vicks Vapor! After that I was just trying every other balm available since it was organic but most importantly, Affordable! Everything is cheaper at iHerb to buying locally, even after conversion and shipping *thumbs up*
I’m now a loyal iHerb customer. With the savings they offer, how could anyone not be? If you are not one yet, why not give them a try and enjoy USD$10 off (RM30.35) on your 1st purchase. Honestly, the best perk ever! Just key in my Discount Code: LNG424 at check out. The code have no expiry and can be used by many, but only for the 1st purchase only.
Review for Baby Balm and Night Night Balm coming soon
Box Set, Bought RM54.00
= Comes with 2 feeder holder in a size S and L silicone sac (Preloved, used less than 10x only)
= Extra size L silicone sac (brand new)
= Chain holder
Silicone Sac, Bought RM16.90
= Size S and L
= Brand new in pack
Kidsme Food Scissors, Bought RM18.90
= Cut food and crush soft food into smaller pieces
= Preloved, used only a few times during outings
Total Worth RM 89.80
Now letting go at
RM65, including postage
Perfect Break from Coffee
SRP: USD$9.19, iHerb: USD$6.34 (RM19.38)
Ok so what’s this? It tastes almost like coffee — I’d give it a 98% but minus 100% caffeine guilt — and definitely smells like coffee, yet it is not coffee. It is natural and really the next best thing for my coffee craving
I make a mug every morning to go with my breakfast. Add a teaspoon of sugar and two creamers, it tastes exactly like the real deal. Well at least to me. Perhaps for hardcore coffeeholic might beg to differ. But for a breastfeeding mom who should kick caffeine aside, this is a good alternative. And for those that goes for decaf, this is surely the Better alternative because it is made of barley, chicory, rye and Nothing Else!
You can’t get this locally, and it is a German product. I reckon even if we can get this here, it would probably cost twice the price. That’s the great thing about buying from iHerb, the bargain makes me return again and again *hehe*
Wanna join me for a “healthy” hot cuppa? Or an icy cold ice blended Pero with whip cream and chocolate swirls on top *yum*
Moisturiser in a stick
SRP: USD$1.79, iHerb: USD$1.41 (RM4.30)
I love the convenience, the amazing yummy smell, the smooth texture after applying, the great bargain and the giant lip balm look alike packaging (is not a lip balm though ya).
The first time I saw this product on iHerb, I honestly thought it was for baking. I didn’t read the description and dismissed it many times. After giving birth, my skin is so dry and when I searched for moisturiser, this came up in the result. Being only less than RM5, I gave it a try — it’s an iHerb bestseller no less — and I never go without it ever since.
The stick is about 6x the weight of our usual lip balm. You push it out from the bottom to apply and push it back in when done. It smells so delicious, it feels as though you can eat it! Imagine the person taking a whiff of you *hehe*
I bought extras for spare. If you are interested to give this a try, do drop a comment below. For RM3.50, Pos Ekspres janji sampai esok
I bought this cutesy mini rice cooker through a group buy on Facebook last December. Being a preorder, it took 5 weeks to arrive. I wasn’t in a hurry so the wait was bearable
Inayou 1.1L Mini Rice Cooker A-288
RRP: RM138, Group Buy: RM88
I love my little helper. The only reason why it’s not getting my full stars is because it tends to boil out no matter how little portion I cook — ratio is 1 cup rice to 2 cups water. That’s quite a bummer since it can steam dishes on top, but if I can’t close the lid, how to steam leh? *humph
Lid remains opened
Boiling 2 cups of rice at 150 water level
My morning ritual everyday before prepping to cook our lunch is to boil Eli’s porridge first. While it cooks, I will wash, cut and set aside ingredients. Before I’m even done — about 15 minutes or so — the cooker’s switch will jump and the light turns green annoucing the porridge is done. That’s one item ticked off my day’s chores
Although the pot is said to be non stick, my porridge or rice still sticks and occasionally browns at the base. To avoid this — though it still happens, especially while keeping warm — I will need to stir the porridge often while it boils. You’ll see me going back and forth from dry to wet kitchen multi tasking about 4 tasks at a go *supermom in action*
Despite the boiling out and browning, I still love this mini rice cooker. I only have 2 stoves, so using this to boil then keeping warm already solve 2 headaches in a row *thumbs up*
If you asked me a year ago, I’d probably laugh this off. But here I am a month later — bitten mid March, thanks to Dukan Diet (another post, another day!) — has become a bakerholic. For a person who’s not much of a cake fan, this sudden addiction to bake is a phenomenal self discovery.
Not quite a cake collection
L-R: #1_Rolled oats with chocolate chips muffins
#3_Banana rock cakes with raisins
#4_Walnuts and chocolate chips muffins
#5_Milo chocolate chips muffins
#6_Blueberry and chocolate chips muffins
#7_Double chocolate marshmallow muffins
#8_Mini banana with cinnamon muffins
I’ve been baking almost every other day. The electricity bill can be my witness, other than my waistline. I’m out of control! It’s really eat, sleep and breathe muffins. Even in my dreams, I am being all Ratatouille-ed. Very soon the muffin would be me (-__-||)
If you asked me a month ago, I’d probably still laugh this off. But here I am today, a Baker Anonymous. It isn’t quite the same after filling my home with the smell of rising flour, to be without it even for a day. This amazing smell, it sorta completes our home
Here’s to being a muffin, very soon. Or already am! *hehe*
Finally after months of “patience” waiting, Eli finally said Mama this morning — been babbling many other sounds and non stop Dada since September – and she just can’t stop saying mama mama since *swoon*
It was 8.05am and Nate was all set for school. I was clearing up his toys on the floor at the study when Eli standing near me lost her balance into my arms saying Mama. Hubby was nearby and heard her too
For a few months now, Eli would occasionally make the sound MA when distressed. A few days back, she started making Mmm sounds repeatedly. I knew it’s only a matter of time that she’ll be able to say Mama. When that happened earlier, it was truly heartwarming — even now as I type this — because she was reaching for me while saying Mama *melts*
At times like these — first words, flipping, crawling, standing, walking, etc — is what makes being an exhausted sleep deprived SAHM the best job in the world. It’s ok to be that “yellow face aunty” because I get to witness these priceless moments first hand *yay*
I’m here. I’m still here. Been so exhausted — sleep deprived and up at 5.30am everyday — and out of time that I’ve lost my blogging mojo. Got lots to share but just no time to put anything together.
I have a few reviews lined up, photos already taken but my pc is virus ridden — thanks to my carelessness — so I can’t prepare them *sigh* Here’s what I have on queue in no particular order.
#1- Happy Bellies cereals
#2- Happy Baby Organic Puffs
#3- Happyyogis Yogurt Melts
#4- Pero “taste-like-coffee-but-not” Instant Natural Beverage, Caffiene Free
#5- Badger Baby Balm
#6- Badger Night Night Balm
#7- Coco Care 100% Cocoa Butter
#8- Inayou Mini Rice Cooker
Item #1-7 are from my purchases from iHerb previously. Have been reordering ever since cause they are so much cheaper than buying it locally. Before I get to start on my reviews above, you can check out the feedbacks from other users on iHerb and try them out yourself
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1. of, like, or befitting melodrama.
2. exaggerated and emotional or sentimental; sensational or sensationalized; overdramatic.
3. melodramatics, melodramatic writing or behavior.
[n. mous; v. mouz]
1. any similar small animal of various rodent and marsupial families.
2. a quiet, timid person.
3. Slang. a girl or woman.