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Meet my baby :) + Johnson's top-to-toe Review

18 July 2017 11:47
Hi there!

I am overjoyed to announce that the newest (and most likely last) member of our family is finally here.


Meet baby Evangeline Violet Heine, born 2 July 2017 at 13:21 weighing in at 3.42kg and 53cm tall! She is the stuff dreams are made of and I'm SO proud of how well her big sister is handling this big adjustment. We are finding our feet as a family of 4, and although things are a little chaotic at the moment, our hearts are overflowing.

Today I'm reviewing the Johnson's baby top-to-toe range, this is not a sponsored post, but these products were sent to me by Beauty Bulletin.

First up, is the Johnson's top-to-toe baby wash 500ml (R59.95):

This is the only baby wash that has ever touched Evangeline's skin, I used this from her very first bath and I have about 3 extra bottles stocked up. It's very gentle and it doesn't dry out her delicate skin at all, it smells lovely, just like baby but without being overpowering, it's actually very lightly fragranced.
It says it's as gentle on skin and eyes as pure water, and of course I tested it out on my eyes ;) and just like their baby shampoo it doesn't sting your eyes at all.

I love the original Johnson's baby shampoo, but I've been using this to wash her hair as well just because it's one less step and it makes bath time easier. It also has a pump top, which is very convenient because it's easy to use when I only have one free hand.

Johnson's top-to-toe extra moisturising cream 100ml (R24.95):

We've only been using this cream for a few days, but it has made a huge difference to her skin. She was born with very dry skin and it was peeling all over her little tummy. Now her skin is so much smoother, it looks moisturised and there's barely any peeling.

It's a thicker cream, but it feels very light on the skin and it's not greasy at all. It has the same light scent as the rest of the range.

Johnson's top-to-toe massage lotion 500ml (R59.95):

This is a lovely lotion, it feels feather-light on the skin but it still does an excellent job of moisturising. It's not all that different from the extra moisturising cream except for the fact that it's a lighter and slightly thinner formula.

Johnson's top-to-toe massage oil 200ml (R39.95):

We use this oil once or twice a week, when Evangeline has a fussy day I like to give her a warm bath followed by a massage, it seems to really calm her down. It works really well for massage, the only down side is that it takes quite a while to absorb, so a little goes a long way.

That's it from us, for now :) I hope you enjoyed meeting sweet little Evangeline and reading our thoughts on the Johnson's top-to-toe range.

xoxo
Adel 


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Dischem Free Baby Bag :)

25 May 2017 21:02


Hi there :)

It's been a while, but today I wanted to share my lovely baby bag with you, that also happened to be absolutely FREE! If you are pregnant, and you haven't already registered for your bag at Dischem - definitely keep reading and I'll tell you exactly what you need to do to get your hands on one.

There are a few things that need to be done in order to qualify for the bag, but I spend most of my free time at Dischem anyway ;) so it wasn't really any extra trouble at all.

  • First of all, you need to register for the Baby program in store - it's better if you do this early, but you can register at any time in your pregnancy.
  • Then you need to spend R650 (remember to take your Dischem card with you, otherwise your spendings won't count). I spend way more at Dischem than I should, so this was very easy for me to do. But if you don't shop at Dischem that often, it's a good idea to register early - that way you have several months to get to the R650 mark.
  • Lastly you need to see the nurse at Dischem for a consultation. This was the only slightly inconvenient part for me - it only cost R35, and I saw her for about 10 minutes, so it still wasn't terrible - I'm just socially awkward and try to avoid talking to strangers as much as possible hahaha. She did however tell me to watch what I eat because you're only supposed to gain 10kg throughout your entire pregnancy and I had gained that at around 30 weeks ;) but as far as I know it's perfectly healthy to gain up to 15kg.
Then in your third trimester they will call you to collect your bag at a Dischem store near you. I actually contacted them early in my third trimester, because I'm impatient like that - and they called me back a few days later to pick up my bag!

I've seen a lot of complaints on their Facebook page about people not being happy with the items inside the bag - but honestly, that is just a bonus for me, the fact that I get a free bag (That is really beautiful) is a major score on it's own!


In my bag I got:

  • A sample pack of 5 Pampers Premium Care nappies
  • 2 Softi Nursing Pads
  • Baby Things travel size Shampoo, Baby oil and Baby wash
  • Baby Things travel wipes
  • A disposable Pigeon bib
  • Nature's nourishment hand sanitizer
  • Surgical spirits
  • Softi Cotton balls
  • Nuk Breast milk storage container (This is a regular bottle, you just have to buy the actual teat yourself)
  • Bepanthen "My 1st" cards (my first haircut, tooth, word etc.)
And the bag also includes a matching changing pad.

Overall, I'm thoroughly impressed and over the moon with my bag and the goodies I got inside!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, thank you so much for stopping by.

xoxo Adel


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Pregnancy Update: 19 Weeks (baby #2)

01 February 2017 20:02
This was such an exciting week, we had our anatomy scan yesterday and everything looks absolutely perfect with our little baby!
We also found out the gender! We have been waiting so long to find out - and now we finally know. Keep your eyes on the blog for the gender announcement, it'll be up in a few days ♥

How far along? 19 weeks
Total weight gain: 4kg
Maternity clothes? I'm still in my regular clothes (even though they no longer fit haha).
Sleep: I got a pregnancy pillow this week, so sleeping has been sooo much easier. 
Best moment this week: Doctor's appointment.
Miss anything? Not really.
Movement: Big movements, I can even see my tummy moving.
Food cravings: Biltong, salt and vinegar chips.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I only feel sick when I don't eat breakfast as soon as I get out of bed.
Gender: It's a... Gender reveal coming soon!
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: Some more braxton hicks contractions this week, headaches :( , my back has also been quite sore this week. 
Wedding rings on or off? On, for now. But they are definitely tighter than they were before I got pregnant.
Happy or moody most of the time: Mostly happy :)
Looking forward to: Starting all of the baby projects I've been wanting to do, I was just waiting to find out the gender.

Belly shot coming soon, today was so busy I didn't get around to it :)

Thank you for reading!
xoxo Adel
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