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I first heard about D'Elegance Shapewear during one of the prenatal talks I attended back when I was pregnant with Aidan. I got a set of the long vest and girdle and have been wearing it ever since! Well, till I got pregnant with Davina that is.

I had wanted to share my experience with D'Elegance (seeing how many mamas like me are struggling with their postnatal bodies) but honestly I totally forgotten to do so till recently one of my mama friends shared that she visited D'Elegance.

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Here's my honest review on my experience with D'Elegance. D'Elegance is a Singaporean shapewear brand conveniently located at International Plaza.

I spoke to my consultant Angie who shared that the USPs (unique selling points) of D'Elegance compared to it's competitors.

  • As D'Elegance is a Singaporean brand, the shape wear is specially catered to the Asian physique.
  • Also bearing in mind, D'Elegance knows Singapore's climate, they developed this special technology called WinCool that makes use of light, cooling and airy fabrics suitable for our very warm and humid climate.
  • While D'Elegance's price point is more on the higher side, it is because it is long lasting, doesn't stretch (with proper care) and will last you for at least 3 years which is pretty much 6 times longer than other such products in the market.
  • Also with a boutique, you can try D'Elegance shapewear and see which is more suited to your body type. Time is saved as compared to blind buys. Fitting sessions are also free (for a limited time currently), without any obligations!
  • Each consultation is a comprehensive discussion and fitting service to help one find what suits best.

I took a look around the boutique and Angie shared the various products to me.

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One of the more popular items as it helps to maintain one's posture and also tuck in the tummy. Angie shared that this was a hot favourite with cabin crews, make-up artistes and breastfeeding mamas.

The bodysuit is D'Elegance's superstar item. It helps work against gravity to help prevent sagging and is very suitable to sleep in. With the open bust design, it is great for nursing mums when paired with nursing bras. It also helps to 'hide' the unsavoury lumps especially for postnatal mamas like me. Basically it helps firms up the tummy, lift up the butt and hide the bulge from popping out. I have this piece and I wear it with my bodycon dresses all the time!

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A personal favourite of mine as it's the most comfy item for me! It's easy to be slipped on and helps with thigh shaping, tummy slimming, waist shaping and most importantly improving ones posture. For the ultimate combo, I use the bodysuit with the long girdle!

If you are a fan of shorter hemlines, the short girdle is the one for you. Same as the Long girdle, it helps tucks in tummy and lifts the butt.

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If you are looking for something to focus on the tummy without the straps, the waist slimmer will be your product of choice. Use it with ease with your tube/offshoulder tops. Another hot favourite for postnatal care, it helps to provide support for the back while taming the unruly tummy. Bonus: You get a great posture! it also helps with hip shaping!

Last but not least, the only item I didn't manage to try as I'm still breastfeeding. Their bras help with an instant bust life, reduce saggy boobs and also gives maximum support for the chest. It also helps with back smoothening.

The items I got two years back were the Bodysuit, Long Girdle and Short Girdle. They have lasted for more than 2 years and served me very well. Here's an example of the difference with wearing shapewear and without.

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Do take note: Shapewear does not help with weightloss nor is it a miracle product. Shapewear helps shape back the body and improves one's posture.

To really reduce weight, you'll have to diet and exercise! Shapewear are my go to for body hugging dresses and to improve my posture. Especially for caesarian mamas like me, I need help keeping the pooch in!

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As you can see from the images above, D'Elegance shapewear (I wore the long girdle and bodysuit) helps to 'hide' unsightly lumps like my mumtum.

Thank you D'Elegance for the great experience back then and now! I actually went back recently to have a look and see if I need to get new items! I'll definitely be wearing them when I head back to work soon!

For more information about D'Elegance, check out their website https://www.delegance.com.sg or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/delegance.shapewear.

 

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When I was doing research on Confinement Food Catering in Singapore, I stumbled onto Tian Wei Signature. I've read about Tian Wei Signature from plenty of bloggers and mummy friends and honestly, their reviews really looked good!

Before finalising on my choice of Confinement Food Catering in Singapore, I decided to try out. One thing I really liked about their meals is their unique incorporation of both Mediterranean and Japanese cuisines in their meals.

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Confinement Food Catering in Singapore

I love how they offer both Western and Asian cuisines which really made the meals more enjoyable.

Confinement Food Catering in Singapore

Confinement Food Catering in Singapore

Tian Wei Signature understands the importance of breastfeeding to us which is why they include milk boosting boosters such as Fenugreek, Cumin, Fennel etc. They also use ingredients like salmon, okra, green papaya which are famous milk boosters.

I like how they do offer a great variety of meals so that mums like me won't get bored or jelak by the meals. Here are some of the meals I ate.

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I like how their meals do not contain any artificial flavours nor msg. They only use herbs and spices and the meals have a good balance of meats and vegetables.

I feel that their meals are very well thought out. They have ingredients high in protein and iron, which is important to us after childbirth as we lose a lot of blood. They also include chinese herbal ingredients such as ginger, black fungus, black vinegar, dangui, red dates in their meals and yet, their soups aren't bitter nor are their meals 'heavy' but yet maintain the benefits of dispelling wind, improving blood circulation, boost blood after blood loss, improving the immune system and boosting milk supply.

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The meals comes with 1 litre of red date tea and is packed and sealed in food containers to prevent any spillage. The meals are delivered in a thermal bag to ensure that it remains warm.

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I like how I could put in special requests for my meals. For example, I indicated that I do not wish to have innards in my meals and no white rice. I didn't mind other types of rice as long as it isn't white. Super fussy me heh. Tian Wei Signature allows customisations for their meals, which I thought was a very nice touch!

The CSO is also very friendly. They will check in with me on delivery dates and also asked if there were any feedback or any adjustments needed to be made to the meals.

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I love the meals and how it tastes. The portions are big enough for me to share with Skai for dinner actually!

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Some of my personal favourites are the coq au vin, salmon, spaghetti and pork trotters! Aidan loves the spaghetti and would always wanna share my food when he sees it!

It's no wonder that Tian Wei Signature is one of the most popular choices when searching for Confinement Food Catering with it's delicious meals and great customer service.

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Thanks Tian Wei Signature for the great experience!

Get $148 off your 28 days double meals package when you use the promo code nadnuttw. Enjoy! Offer valid till 31 December 2018. 🙂

For more info on Tian Wei Signature, check out their website: https://www.tianweisignature.com

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As mentioned in my previous post, we together with Missuschewy's family, traveled to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

For our trip, we stayed at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa which was located very conveniently near the airport.

We had the most amazing room - the Kinabalu Club Family Room which offers two adjourning rooms. This room can fit 2 kids and 2 adults comfortably. We 'parked' our Bumprider stroller that we brought for our trip in the kids room heh.

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The kids room had a bunk bed alongside a comfortable siting area and bean bag. There were also cute touches like magnets for them to play with. Check out my video of the room here! For the parents room, they had prepared items like a baby cot, diaper changing pad, kids toothbrushes, a steam steriliser and bottle warmer. These were really useful for us through the trip as I was breastfeeding!

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A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel for a Sabah FAM trip with missuschewy's family  courtesy of AirAsia and Sabah Tourism Board.

I actually visited Kota Kinabalu Sabah ages ago back when I was studying in Poly for an Outward Bounds Sabah challenge course and had climbed Mount Kinabalu in Sabah. It has always been one of my fondest memory as it was one of the toughest time physically and mentally for me back then. When the opportunity came up, I was really excited to check out Sabah from another perspective aside from the nature and greenery that Sabah has always been portrayed for.

I'll be sharing the main highlights of the Sabah FAM trip here with quick and light notes. If you have any queries or require more details, feel free to leave a comment in this post!

We traveled by AirAsia who offers one of the most Affordable and Cheap Air Ticket. A flight to Kota Kinabalu takes slightly above 2 hours. For those with children, I would recommend booking Hot Seats for the priority boarding. We all know how long it takes to settle kids, so priority boarding is a good to have!

Also with kids, it is best to prepare food and drinks. We prebooked our meals and it was served promptly.

We had the Emperor Fried Rice (which was one of the most popular hot items) and the newest added items Nasi Kandar with Chicken Varuval and Spiral Pasta with Chicken Sausage. The meals were tasty and were not spicy, which was great when sharing meals with the kiddos. Aidan loves to share our food

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Aidan really enjoyed the Spiral pasta! I felt it was really suitable for him as it was easy to bite and was tasty yet not spicy. He's quite a picky eater honestly but he finished the whole meal!

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You can also order light bites like we did for the flight back.

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We had the Vietnamese Chicken Wrap, Salmon Ebiko Onigiri, Assorted Sandwiches and salted peanuts for snacks. Skai also had the Miso Soup and Hot Coffee.

After our experience with traveling with an infant & a toddler on a flight, here are some tips on flying onboard for those daring to do this.

Bring things to distract the toddler
Kiddos will get bored. For our short duration, Aidan couldn't sit still AT ALL. We brought toy cars for him to play with and gave him the window seat. NOT ENOUGH. Need more toys or distraction. We actually brought a whole bag of toys but they were checked in as we didn't think we would need so many onboard. Noob mistake. Next time, I'll bring a colouring pad, storybook and a music toy instead. Also, bringing toys = likely picking them up all the time. So be prepared for that!

Bring a nursing cover for those breastfeeding. For those who do not, bring milk for the kids to drink.
Kids won't know how to unblock their ears unlike us adults. It is best to get them to swallow to remove those discomfort. For me, as Davina is exclusively breastfed, I latched her undercover. For Aidan, we brought a water bottle and got him to sip water throughout. Also, our meals onboard meant Aidan was kept busy eating and drinking which helped cure some of his boredom and also that he kept swallowing and didn't have much blocked ears.

Have very very very thick-skin. Don't be paiseh.
Honestly speaking, my kids cried like siao. Especially Davina who always cried before her nap. We tried our best to soothe them but there are times where it just didn't work. I gave apologetic looks and said sorry to those around us. There was a not so nice uncle who was kinda pissed, but bo bian. SORRY TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO HATE CRYING BABIES ON FLIGHT.

The flight was quick and pleasant and we soon arrived at Kota Kinabalu airport. We were warmly greeted by the kind folks from Sabah Tourism Board alongside Ryan, our guide from Amazing Borneo and Amzar, our kind correspondent from Air Asia.

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Silly Aidan was scared of the monkey mascot lol!

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And that began our adventure in Sabah, Malaysia! Look out for the next entry where I share about the attractions and our wonderful accommodation in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah itself!