Mothercare: Ethan In Spring/Summer Baby Fashion 2018

I loooovvve dressing up my baby boy. I like to see him in colourful little outfits that make him look smart and cheery. I would like to believe that every mom feels the same way — we like seeing our kids dressed up in chic & comfortable apparels that would hopefully not tear a hole in our wallets!

You might find it hard to believe but Mothercare offers some really awesome baby apparels at a reasonable price! In addition, I’ve got a promo code that might just help you to stitch up your wallet too. Read on for more!

Mothercare Pirate Top and Nautical Shorts

I don’t need to say it. BABIES, they grow so damn fast. When Ethan was a month old, he was wearing clothes that were for 3 months old! His dad and I scrambled to get suitable apparels.

Now, that story aside. I are here to share with you about the cutest baby apparels that I got for Ethan from Mothercare!

All Mothercare baby apparels are made with love! How do I know it? Just look at the amount of effort that they’ve placed into the finest details – just to ensure the safety and comfort of our babies.

Mothercare Checkered Shirt Romper

All embroidered apparels by Mothercare have soft backed embroidery to protect our little ones’ skin! In addition, they have toe-safe seams to prevent baby's little toes from being caught in between any loose threads.

Their integrated scratch mittens prevent the little one from scratching his/her delicate skin – you'd be amazed by how sharp their tiny nails can be!

Mothercare Best Kid Ever

Enveloped necklines helps to make donning on and off a top easier when things get messy. The non-slip soles are crucial when your baby begins to toddle around in their little feet, and we would want to give them some friction to help them stay upright.

Now these last two benefits are my favourite! I love getting Ethan clothes with pop-buttons and the ones used on Mothercare apparels are nickel free! Nickel free poppers are important as they won't irritate a baby's delicate skin.

Mothercare Daddy Is My Bestie Romper

I get so irritated when I spend a ton of money buying a SOFT clothing for Ethan, which got rougher and rougher with every wash. So I was super happy to know that the apparels from Mothercare are made with an interlock knit that helps the clothing to stay soft and in shape even after several washes!

All of these apparels that you see in this article, they are my number one choice when I am picking out clothes for Ethan to wear for the day or when he goes out. He wears them on a regular basis and they've been thrown inside the washing machine to be laundered several times – and these clothings have withstood the wearing and washing with its retention in shape and (soft) texture.

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These photos aren't new, you might have already seen them on my Instagram. For the past two months, I have been assisting Mothercare to push out their then-new Spring/Summer '18 collection. I am sitting here in front of my laptop now, sharing these pictures and promo code with you on this platform because I believe that you ought to know!

FYI this promo code expires in exactly 3 days. Thus you should ACT FAST and also, follow me on Instagram (if you haven't) for my latest promo codes on baby gears and apparels.

Quote [M_sophleowSS18] to enjoy 5% off
all baby & kids apparel from their Spring/Summer ’18 collection.
Click here to head over to their e-store now!
(Valid till 30 Apr 2018)


LAZADA is celebrating their 6th BIRTHDAY this coming 24-26 April. And guess whaaaat... They are bringing back their ever-popular Surprise Boxes again!

It is pretty obvious from the title on which brand’s surprise box that I got this time. So let’s skip the draggy intro and jump straight into the details! Read on for more.

Lazada X Laneige Surprise Box

This would be my fourth surprise box from my favourite e-commerce site. Their surprise boxes are THE BEST! Retailing for just $29, each surprise box contains products that total up to be worth $100.

In addition, for this round of surprise boxes, there will be FOUR exclusive premium beauty boxes that are being sold for $50 but have goodies worth $100!

Lazada’s 6th Birthday Bash begins 24 April till 26 April 2018.

Keep checking their site/app over the three days as products will be on discount up to 90% off! There will be over 600 FLASH DEALS with up to $120 vouchers up for grabs! Scroll down to the bottom for an exclusive voucher code to be redeemed for new customers.

In my Lazada x Laneige surprise box, these two babies were my favourite out of the mix!

I got Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Chic Pop (No. 2) and Laneige Silk Intense Lipstick in Martini Pink (I40).

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Chic Pop (No. 2)

Laneige Silk Intense Lipstick in Martini Pink (I40)

Beauty fans would be familiar with the price of Laneige products and more so, the price of these lippies. I doubt you need me to tell you how WORTHY it is to get these two lip products from a beauty box that costs a mere $29!

(Disclaimer: Items in the surprise box may differ from box to box. Total value of products is guaranteed to be at $100)

So mark your calendars now, “LAZADA X LANEIGE SURPRISE BOX, RELEASED AT 10PM ON 24 APRIL”.

Only limited quantities of this surprise box are available, so fastest fingers first! Shop at LAZADA's 6th Birthday Bash here now!

Good luck!

For NEW Lazada users,
Use my promo code [LAZPARTYNC6] to enjoy 18% off your purchase.
*Valid for first 100 new customers only. Capped at $6

For EXISTING Lazada users,
Use the promo code [LAZIS6] to enjoy 18% off your purchase.
*Valid for first 1200 redemptions only. Capped at $6.
**Only redeemable via Lazada App. Payment has to be made with DBS/POSB Credit or Debit Card.

More sneak peeks on other Lazada Surprise boxes here:

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