Kinohitmitsu: A Quick Nutritional Fix For The Busy Ladies with Superfood+ Lady

Even before I became a mom, life got the better part of me every single time. I guess it is due to the fact that as a woman, I am conditioned to give all the time. The unfortunate result of that? The neglect of health and nutrition that our body so requires.

Kinohitmitsu cares, and thus they have developed a quick nutritional fix for the female population. In a single drink, you are able to acquire the nutrients gathered from 22 multigrains and 22 unique fruit and vegetable extracts. I have been taking a single sachet of Kinohitmitsu Superfood+ Lady per day for the past three days, and I'm telling you... I feel like a bull ready to charge and take over my day! Read on for more.


We have only got 24 hours in a day, but there are way too many things that require our attention and time. For me right now, it would be juggling the care of Ethan and work. I don't know how you full-time working moms, or stay-at-home moms do it – I'm working from home and have a helper to assist me but sometimes, I feel like I am drowning under all the mom duties!

My baby comes first and because I'm a workaholic, so does work. Sacrifices have to be made and I hate to admit this, but I turn to quick meal options to give myself a little more time in a day. Quick meal options like fast food, instant noodles or perhaps just a quick bite of a sandwich are my go-to meals on a crazy day.

These quick meals keep us full but aren't necessarily the best for our health. Thus I supplement my nutritional needs with Kinohitmitsu Superfood+ Lady!

As mentioned earlier, Kinohimitsu Superfood+ Lady is made from 22 different multigrains (which the Superfood range is known for) and it also contains an additional 22 unique fruit and vegetable extracts!

Superfood+ Lady contains beetroot and cranberry for a blend of vitamins and minerals catered towards the unique nutritional needs of every woman.

Our reproductive cycles and different hormonal changes cause us women to require different key nutrients as compared to our fellow male counterparts. And without saying, this all-in-one supplement drink from Kinohitmitsu is here to meet those needs!


Kinohimitsu’s Superfood+ Lady can prevent common nutritional deficiency problems such as iron-deficiency anemia, fatigue and osteoporosis – through the provision of iron, folic acid and calcium. On the beauty side, the nutritional drink contains Omega-3-rich flaxseed oil that is great for our hair, skin and nails.

Available in a convenient sachet form, the powder mix can be added into water to be used as a meal replacement. Superfood+ Lady is made from all plant-based ingredients and is thus suitable for vegetarians! It is lactose free, low in fat and trans-fat free.

Best part of it all, it is suitable for pregnant ladies and those who are breast-feeding. Hooray to the extended nutritional benefits to our little ones too!


The Kinohimitsu Superfood+ Lady retails for S$19.90 in a box of 25g x 10 sachets, or for S$39.90 in a tin of 500g.

It is available in all Watsons outlets, Kinohimitsu Beauty Counters at OG and BHG department stores, Waterway Point #01-K20 and their online store.

For more information on Kinohimitsu Superfood+ Lady, click here.

From now till 30 April 2018, quote [SFLSophie] to enjoy 30% OFF all Kinohimitsu’s products when you purchase from their e-store!
*Applicable to regular-priced items only*

Till then, fellow ladies, stay super and happy! x

Kinohitmitsu Superfood+ Lady

Mummy Chronicles: Bathing Ethan Was A Complete Disaster!

In case you don't know yet, we've recently started vlogging again!

I decided to pull out the camera and my bendy tripod, and make a habit of video-ing my life with Ethan on a weekly basis. I'm doing so because I want to share more with you guys on my life now as a parent, and also to document the little one's progress.

He is five months and one week old now, and gosh.. five months. That is almost half a year gone! How did time fly so fast!

I wouldn't say that I miss those days when he just came back home with us... he freaking screamed bloody murder EVERY DAY for the first three months of his life. Everyone in the family almost died from his lethal screams (no joke here!)

He is a lot more calm and tame these days – AND HE IS SO SMILEY! I love my baby boy's gummy smiles.

I am currently writing my birth story (of Ethan), and soon I'll get down to editing my draft on my first three months of Motherhood – which in my absolute honest opinion was hell on Earth!

In the meantime, watch our vlog here. Enjoy!

Baby products used in the video, mouse over for link of where to purchase:
- PUKU Folding Bath Tub
- Pigeon Baby Foam Shampoo (Floral Fragrance)
- Curél Instant Foaming Body Wash
- Aveeno Baby Dermexa (Eczema Therapy) Moisturising Cream
- Peek-A-Poo Diaper

J Studios: Every Urban Millenial Needs This Relaxation Guaranteed Chocolate Anti-Stress Facial

I know what you're thinking. How relaxing can a facial get – what more a chocolate facial? My dear readers, you have absolutely no idea on what is about to strike you and let me warn you this, it is wayyyy better than winning the lottery. There are scientific theories backing the de-stressing factor in this facial, read on to find out more.

J Studios: Therapist Yumi

I have had tons of facials: whitening facials, hydrating facials, ultrasonic facials, laser facials... the list goes on. But never ever had I ever been for an anti-stress facial.

I'm gonna be honest with you and tell you that I was dubious about this facial treatment at first. I mean like, how de-stressing can a facial possibly get? 'Lo and behold, I was in for the best facial ride of my life.

J Studios: Lounging Area

If you read my previous post on their Signature Oxygen Deep Cleansing Facial, you'll know how much I love J Studios.

I was meant to work with them on a partnership last year which got postponed due to my pregnancy. Late last year, they opened a new flagship store in Haji Lane and I am in love with the Parisian décor of this new place!

J Studios: Calendula Room

J Studios: Treatment Room

J Studios was also recently named as the Bernard Cassiere Paris Premium Salon in Singapore, and given the exclusive rights to provide our local people with the award-winning Bernard Cassiere Chocolate Anti-Stress Facial Treatment.

Now let's get down to talking about the amazing award-winning Chocolate Anti-Stress facial.


First up, the science behind the physical benefits that it brings.

Bernard Cassiere Chocolate Anti-Stress Facial is made up of quality fair trade chocolate and cocoa butter extract. Chocolate in itself is rich in antioxidants and has anti-free radicals, which helps greatly in repairing one's skin from the harsh damages of free radical. Cocoa butter on the other hand is famous for providing deep nourishment to our skin.

This chocolate facial is targeted at soothing distressed skin that is a result of urban living habits, ie. late nights, booze & school/work stress. It also works to provide us with some much-needed protection against environmental damage, eg. the sun's strong UV rays and air pollution.

I can promise you that Bernard Cassiere Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial is highly beneficial for individuals with stressed, dull and tired skin. I am the perfect example because hey, just look at the before-after photo down below. 'Nuff said!

J Studios: Before-After
Before-After: My complexion looks clearer and brighter. At a touch, my skin is soft and supple, and most definitely rehydrated. Any lines that I had on my face have now been smoothed out and re-inflated.

Months of looking after MiniChew while slogging it out at work, has unfortunately got me looking like at an old and tired hag. I covered it up with makeup when I'm heading out, but once I'm home and the foundation + concealer is gone... exhaustion is written all over my face. J Studios was my salvation, and this chocolate facial was the miracle drug.

This treatment is able to significantly aid in repairing, detoxifying, protecting the skin; while rejuvenating it to a glowing radiance that you, me, we all deserve!


Next, let's talk about feeeelings. We all know the happy effect of chocolate. It is why we all have that friend who is a crazy chocolate lover, or... are you that friend? Lol.

When the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug (yes, chocolate is a drug!) was being smeared onto my face, I felt high. I was hit by this need to just feel happy and to just relax. My body and mind was sorta forced to be happy and to relax in an unusual but not terrible way. I loved it!

J Studios: Chocolate Mask

Chocolate has over 300 naturally-occurring chemicals, and a few of these three hundred chemicals are able to effect the human brain in a positive way. Chocolate is able to help release certain neurotransmitters that are responsible for your emotions and the way that you feel. One neurotransmitter is Phenylethylamine (otherwise known as the "love drug") as it increases pulse rate, excites you, and makes one happy!

Serotonin, which is able to control behaviour and lift moods, is also another neurotransmitter present in chocolate. In addition, our body requires tryptophan (yet, another neurotransmitter) to release the serotonin that our body produces by itself – and tryptophan is also found in chocolate!

There are still two other neurotransmitters, "Anadamide" which activates a receptor that causes dopamine production and dopamine can make one feel "high"; and "Endorphin" which is renown for decreasing stress and pain levels.

All in all, this is why I say that relaxation is a guaranteed affair for this facial mask.

Oh and by the way, this is an edible mask as it is made from quality fair trade chocolate. So when your therapist smears it over your lips (because our lips are also made of skin that require some TLC too), take the opportunity and lick the chocolate. It is akin to eating a dark chocolate fondue, yummy!


Now, let me give you a quick run-down of the treatment process.

J Studios: Massage
Step 1: Welcome Massage

Step One begins with a relaxing welcome massage on our shoulders and neck – something that I desperately needed to ease my sore and strained muscles. You are able to choose a variety of essential oils, like Rose and Lavender, Camomile, Citrus or Jasmine. I went with the Citrus Essential Oil which helped with rejuvenation and revitalisation.

J Studios: Cocoa Scrub
Step 2: Exfoliating with Cocoa Beans Peeling Scrub

Step Two was a deep cleansing exfoliation, using Bernard Cassiere Cocoa Beans Peeling Scrub "Gommage Aux Feves De Cacao". It gets rid of our dead skin which is crucial for heightened absorption of nutrients and vitamins. Individuals with stressed skin, fret not as this is a gentle exfoliation!

Step 3: Facial massage with Beurre De Cacao

Step Three is a facial massage with their Cocoa Butter "Beurre De Cacao". It helps to nourish, moderate oil secretion and tone the face.

Step 4: Fondue Au Chocolat

J Studios: Chocolate Mask

Step Four is the step that I love the most – the award-winning Chocolate Mask "Fondue Au Chocolat". It is protective, has anti-free radicals and anti-oxidants that help to restore glow through cocoa oil. Most importantly, this chocolate is edible so don't forget to give it a quick lick + taste when you've got it on your face!

Step 5: Nectar Au Cocoa

Step Five is the application of Cocoa Nectar "Nectar Au Cocoa". This helps to protect, energise, hydrate and tone our skin.

J Studios: Nectar Au Cocoa
Step 6: Chocolate Nutriprotective Tinted Cream

Step Six, is the final step to round up this facial. Your therapist would apply some Chocolate Nutriprotective Tinted Cream on your now renewed and revitalised face. It is made with cocoa extracts, shea butter and cocoa butter that helps our skin to regain radiance, comfort and a youthful appearance!

This phyto-protective cream is formulated to protect the skin from daily stress, ie. urban pollution, fatigue, insomnia, and to give us an even and natural-tanned complexion.


J Studios: Exfoliation

I can't begin to tell you how much I love this facial. I've been bragging about it to everybody that I see. It's not everyday that you come across a facial that does wonders to your skin and actually makes you feel good!

I was so confused when I had the chocolate mask on because as a mom, my mind is constantly on my baby. Yet I knew that the chocolate mask was having an effect on me as it made me relaxed and took my tensed mood away. It was something that I needed so badly – to just take my thoughts off my little one even if it is just for a mere few minutes.

In addition, I hadn't had a facial for more than six months. My face was dry and clogged with dead skin. I welcomed with open arms, the detoxifying, rejuvenation and hydration effect that the mask could give. After the facial, I felt renewed and yummy (from the dark choco smell, lol).

If you've had a rough week in life and you're having a tough time letting go of your stress, I highly recommend you to give this facial a try. I cannot wait to drag my husband's ass to J studios because he is in desperate need of this chocolate facial to take his work stress away!

J Studios: Chocolate Mask

For more information on Bernard Cassiere Chocolate Anti-Stress facial, click here.

Specially for my dearest readers, quote [ SOPHIECHOC ] when you make your appointment, and enjoy this chocolate facial at $188!
*Usual price at $288! Valid till 15 Apr 2018*

To make an appointment, you can either do it online here or call (+65) 9182 8565.

For other facials and services available at J studios, check out their website. Be the first one to know about their promotions and new treatments through their Instagram and Facebook.

J studios (Jurong East)
Address: Blk 352 Jurong East Street 31 #01-131 Level 2 Singapore 600352
Opening hours: 10:30am – 10:00pm

J Studios (Haji Lane)
Address: 31 Haji Lane Singapore 189224
Opening hours: 10.30am-10pm

Tian Wei Signature: Confinement Food Catering in Singapore

Breastfeeding, is an exhausting task for any mom. It saps out our physical and mental energy. A vast amount of nutrition and calorie is required to produce that highly recommended choice of milk for the wee one.

After my confinement nanny left, I needed to keep up with my nutritional intake while handling the busy & exhausting schedule of caring for a newborn. Tian Wei Signature was my solution to a healthy meal during those tough days. Read on to find out more.

Tian Wei Signature: Stir fried white beehoon

I think I would have died – nah, most definitely would have died – of starvation and exhaustion, if it weren’t for Tian Wei Signature. I hadn’t thought that caring for a newborn would be this... tough.

For the month after my confinement ended, I relied heavily on Tian Wei Signature to settle my meals. I’ll be frank and share with you that on most days (like 99% of them), I am so tired that eating is the last thing on my mind — much less cooking or going downstairs to buy food or even ordering for delivery online.

Tian Wei Signature: Japanese inspired cuisine

My meals with Tian Wei started three days after my confinement, hence for those days I had to source for a solution to my lunch. (In case you’re wondering what about dinner, my husband buys dinner home after work).

On one of the days, I tried to order MacDonald’s – yeh yeh, it is unhealthy but I had cravings – and from the time that I began viewing the menu to the minute I hit “send” for my order... that was one and a half hours later. Why did it take so long? Because my baby woke up crying and demanded attention every FIVE bloody minutes. It was impossible to get a moment of peace to review the menu, make a selection and place my order.

Tian Wei Signature: Steamed Threadfin Fillet With Ginger Broth And Black Fungus

With Tian Wei Signature, I no longer had to fret over my lunch. They would deliver it promptly at 11am everyday, in their thermal bag, which is great because the food is kept warm and ready to be eaten straightaway!

However if you’re busy and can’t have your meal now, just heat it up in your microwave oven later on!

I like the effort that Tian Wei Signature has placed into infusing variety in their meals. In addition, every ingredient used to cook each dish at Tian Wei Signature has gone through much careful thought and deliberation by Chef Eugene. He is cautious in his selection of ingredients and is focused in helping new mummies to boost their milk supply!

I would like to applaud Chef Eugene for his caution as even confinement nannies (um, like my confinement nanny for instance) who have worked for over a decade are unaware of simple ingredients like cabbage, which can reduce milk supply! So to all mummies, please do not take food that is served to you by your confinement nannies for granted, do always check!

Tian Wei Signature: Thermal Bag

From Tian Wei Signature, we see the usual “traditional” confinement meals such as steamed threadfin fish, stir-fry pig kidney and pig trotter cooked in black vinegar.

As I had just mentioned, Chef Eugene takes pride in the ingredients used for every dish. Thus for instance, in the Steamed Threadfin Fillet With Ginger Broth And Black Fungus ... Chef Eugene uses threadfin fish as it is a confinement friendly seafood. Carrots have been incorporated into the dish to help boost milk supply. Ginger juice is opted for over ginger slices as some mummies (me included!) are terrified of the strong ginger taste!

Tian Wei Signature: Braised Pig Trotter In Black Vinegar

They also have fusion meals that are inspired by western and japanese cuisine, such as Goma-Ae Grilled Chicken with white pearl rice or Seared Salmon with Cauliflower Cream paired with quinoa.

The Goma-ae Grilled Chicken served with Spinach is high in calcium and sesame seeds (which are one of the best seeds for boosting milk supply – is added to the dish! Chef Eugene has also included sesame sauce as well so as to give an extra milk supply boost and to add more flavour for new mummies. Accompanied with ginger juice and spinach, the dish is packed to the brim with milk boosting properties!

I also need to give a shout-out to their Salmon with Cauliflower Cream because it is a freaking good dish that you gotta know about! The star of this Mediterranean styled dish, the salmon fillet, is extremely good for new mothers as it contains a high amount of this particular fat known as Docosahexaenoic Acid (in short, DHA). We all know how important DHA is ... I mean c'mon, it is why we eat fish oil for over 6 months of our pregnancy and milk powder advertisements are all about DHA! It helps in the development of our newborn's nervous system and if you're breastfeeding, what goes into you goes into the baby!

Nursing mummies require a tad more Vitamin C now and thus cauliflower and spinach are both added into the dish! Both veggies are packed with vitamins and fibres that is essential for postpartum recovery!

Tian Wei Signature: Seared Salmon With Cauliflower Cream

As for their staples, you will notice that they don't just serve you the atypical white rice. Tian Wei Signature is introducing a variety of staples into their confinement food menu as carbohydrates that are in the form of whole grains are important to keep our body fuelled with healthy calories and extra energy! This extra calorie/energy is essential to us breastfeeding mums as we burn approximately 500 more calories than moms who bottle-feed! Quinoa, barleys and brown rice are the healthier choice of whole grains that provide carbohydrates without the extra calories.

Now let's talk about taste. I'm gonna be completely honest here and tell you that I think it isn't too bad! I have had worst catering food and this is heaven compared to that, PLUS IT HAS NO MSG OK!

The food aren’t too salty, which I appreciated when I suffered from severe postpartum edema swelling in my limbs – I had legs like an elephant for weeks and my fingers were as fat as chipolata sausages! With that said, if you like your meals to be of a stronger flavour profile, just call them up, let them know and they are more than happy to add a pinch or two more of salt and pepper to your meals!

If you hate ginger – like me, haha! – you will be happy to know that they use freshly-grinded ginger juice in their cooking, so as to accommodate mothers like us who detest the taste of ginger. But on the other hand, if you LOVE the taste of ginger and want MORE, just call up the friendly staff at Tian Wei Signature, they will make the necessary edits to your order and inform the kitchen of your desired change. :)

Tian Wei Signature: Black Pepper Chicken

To see their lunch and dinner menu, you can click here.

For more information on their meal package price, check out this list below!

Double Packages (Lunch & Dinner):
  • 7 Days Double = $448
  • 14 Days Double Package = $868
  • 20 Weekdays Double Package = $1228
  • 21 Days Double Package = $1288
  • 28 Days Double Package = $1688

Single Packages (Lunch or Dinner):
  • 14 Days Single Package = $448
  • 28 Days Single Package = $868

Enjoy their Signature Trial Meal for lunch and/or dinner at only $40! This is great for the hesitant folks who need a little convincing and guarantee.

Their Signature Trial Meal includes:
  • 3 fusion dishes,
  • 3 traditional dishes,
  • 1 milky green papaya fish soup,
  • 1 dessert,
  • 2 cups of 2-litres red dates tea

Their delivery timings are from 10AM to 1PM (for lunch), 4PM to 7PM (for dinner). If you aren't home during the delivery hours, their driver will hang/place your food at your preferred place and their friendly customer service officer will drop you a call to notify you.

It happened to me once when I brought baby Ethan for his check-up at his PD, and I forgot to notify them that I wasn't around at home!

It was a pleasant surprise when I got their call, and it felt reassuring to know that my meal was hung nicely at my door and not thrown/taken away just because I wasn't home.

Especially for my mummy readers, quote [SophieTW] to enjoy $148 off the 28-days double package!

Book your meal on their website here in 3 easy steps.
  • Step 1: Visit their website:, click on “Book now”.
  • Step 2: Select your package plan, fill up any special request you would like to have in your menu plan and your personal details.
  • Step 3: Make payment via credit or debit card.

Once your submission is approved, their friendly customer service officer will drop you a call for verification of your details.

All the best, mummies!

Diaper Review: The New & Improved Pampers Premium Care Diaper

You know that a diaper brand knows their shit (haha, punny) about making nappies, when the local market terms all diapers – regardless of its brand – by the popular diaper brand’s name.

Pampers has been around in Singapore for over 40 years, and the renown diaper brand has recently released their new and improved Premium Care Diaper!

Read on to find out what’s so special about it and how it fared on little Ethan’s bum.

| About Pampers Premium Care Diaper

Pampers Premium Care Diaper

Every day as a new mom, I learn a new thing or two about my baby’s world, and the revolutionary products that are invented to make caregiving for him an easier task.

Diapers ... where should I begin. I stepped into this fascinating world knowing that each brand’s nappy differed from one another — but how different is different? Furthermore the essential question is, how would this difference affect my wee one?

The all-new Pampers Premium Care Diaper offers parents with a nappy that is promised to be more absorbent and softer to touch.

Pampers Premium Care Diaper

It introduces a new technology that locks away wetness evenly, thus preventing the sagging of a wet diaper.

Combined with a net of breathable micro-pores, the Pampers Premium Care Diaper allows our baby to feel cool, fresh and rash-free throughout the day — the little one is so comfortable that you can thriftily use one diaper for a couple of wettings.

Pampers Premium Care Diaper is their most absorbent diaper to date! It can maintain skin dryness for up to 12 hours, absorb 30 times its weight, and pull away runny poo and wetness. It is perhaps the most ideal diaper for a breastfed baby, who can pee up to 6-7 times in a day with 2-3 big runny poop sessions.

| Review

Pampers Premium Care Diaper

Here are two things about Ethan that you need to know:
  1. He’s got a big butt,
  2. He is ultra-sensitive to pee and poo – ie. he hates feeling his own pee and poop.

Because of these problems, we had issues finding a diaper for him that was suitable. It also didn’t help that my baby is really demanding and he knows what he wants. For instance, after he pees, he can’t tolerate the discomfort of wetness on himself. Therefore if a diaper fails to pull away his urine fast enough, he’ll cry the roof down and insist on a diaper change immediately – even if he has only wetted himself ONCE. You can only imagine what a waste of diaper it is, and how quickly we run through a pack of diapers!

Now, about the poop.

I heard from my confinement nanny that in terms of its size, Pampers diapers used to lean on the smaller side when compared with its counterpart brands. However for this new Premium Care Diaper, I can safely say that it is now on the bigger side – or perhaps they have heard the complaints from parents and thus thrown in more material to make the diaper cover a bigger surface area! (Point to note for parents looking to get a bigger sized diaper)

As mentioned earlier, Ethan has a big butt. At 8 weeks old, he currently weighs about 6kg. If a diaper fails to cover his big bum sufficiently, it leaks poop whenever he takes a dump. And the mess... oh gosh, unimaginable. Ethan's shit can go all the way up the back of the diaper thus staining the back of his shirt. Or if you're unlucky enough, it comes out from the side of the diaper which means staining the pants of whoever that is carrying him at the point of his dump – yuck!

What I like about the new Pampers Premium Care Diaper is that it pulls pee away really quickly and a certain amount of his pee is spread throughout his diaper hence ensuring a relative even distribution of weight – minimising sagginess. The Pampers Premium Care Diaper is also really long in length and width, thus providing sufficient protection up to his back and on both of the leg holes. We hadn't experience a poop leak in awhile which is a darn great thing, because baby poop on clothing is so freaking difficult to wash away!

The Premium Care Diaper also has 2x stretchy stretchy tapes, which means that Ethan can wriggle around and kick his legs freely and we needn't worry about the diaper being too tight around his abdominal area. Have I mentioned about the convenient urine indicator which the Pampers Premium Care Diaper has? It turns from yellow to blue – a notification of urine being present. This is a feature in the diaper that his dad loves so very much!

Now here comes the cons about the diaper. As much as there is improvement in the spreadability and I do acknowledge that it is better than the previous diaper brand that I was using (hint: it starts with a D), it isn't good enough to guarantee pee-proof leakage on every occasion of its usage.

Ethan gets a diaper change in approximately every 4 hours. At least once a day, he experiences a pee leak – sometimes it occurs in the day, sometimes in the night. It irritates him and he wakes up screaming his lungs out due to the wet discomfort. Perhaps my baby pees a lot and hence this diaper is unable to hold all of his urine.

I am still in search of the perfect diaper for my wee one!

| Where To Buy

Pampers Premium Care Diaper

Pampers Premium Care Diaper comes in a variety of sizes (from Newborn to XL) to suit your wee one's butt, and with two choices to suit his activity level: tape or pants.

It is now available in all major supermarkets and on Lazada – free shipping for LiveUp members!