I’m am so happy that I finally found a solution for my dry and frizzy hair.
All women crave for lustrous, beautiful and healthy locks. And let’s face the reality, even if you use the best of makeup techniques, it could be easily overshadowed by dry and lifeless hair. Over 90% women suffer from dry and frizzy hair due to excessive chemicals, weather, heat, genes, etc. Check below my detailed review of this chemical free solution for the dry and frizzy hair, and which also claims to take care of the hair fall.
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by Mamaearth for my honest and unbiased opinion.
My first reaction to the product: This product came in a really pretty recyclable cardboard box which had some cute mom quotes on it. It also had a round cut-out so it could be reused as a pen holder or for any other storage. I was really impressed by the minute details like just the packaging. I really loved the size of the bottle, quite value for money I would say. Frankly I’m a sucker for good hair products and always prefer chemical free ones, and since this one claimed to be toxin and paraben free, I decided to try it right away.
What Mamaearth claims: Mamaearth claims that this hair mask would take care of your dreadful hair fall specially post delivery. They also say that it has extremely hydrants and have restorative hair repair properties. It also promotes new hair growth and keeps the hair happy and healthy.
Price of the Mamaearth Argan Hair mask : 599 Rs. For 200 ml
Like I mentioned above, I loved it’s packaging, and also the bottle looks really appealing.
It has a perfect blend of all natural ingredients : Curd extract, Argan oil, Milk protein, Avocado oil, Collagen and tea tree oil.
It has a thick consistency, due to which it doesn’t drip, and you can easily walk out of the washroom and relax while the mask does It’s job (specially when you know as a mom you just can’t sit in the washroom for 20mins peacefully?).
The natural oils in the mask gives it a really soothing fragrance ( trust me the first time I tried I was sitting in my room sipping my coffee for almost 40 minutes. This was definitely double the time they had mentioned in the instructions).
It made my hair lustrous and easy to manage.
The effect of this product lasted for 3 days.
I also felt that it gave volume to my hair.
It’s perfect for curly hair, as I’m sure the ones who have them, know how maddening it can get to tame those locks.
It acts like a quick fix, if you have an impromptu outing.
You would need a small amount to apply, thanks to its thick consistency.
It being toxin free is the best high five. Aren’t we all too tired of chemically treating our hair all the time?
Not so high fives of Mamaearth Argan Hair mask : You might find this a bit expensive for a 200 ml bottle. However, I feel that because a little amount is enough to do it’s job, it justifies is cost. I wouldn’t mind investing a bit more on something that would last for a long time.
Mylittlemuffin conclusion: If you are stuck with hair that has been chemically treated and looks more like a scattered hay ( just like mine?), you definitely should try this hair mask. It has brought life to my hair after using it for just 4 times. I would personally recommend this product.
Check the below links to check out other products from the brand:
Here’s what I experienced at the Bloggers and Influencers Mumbai event organised by Johnson’s India and BabyChakra.
I was invited for an event organised by Johnson’s India and BabyChakra, on 8th May’2017.
Firstly, the fact that this was BabyChakra’s initiative made sure that I would attend it. This event was in collaboration with Johnson’s India, where there were over 25 Bloggers and Influencers invited at Hyatt Regency Mumbai.
It was more of a privilege to join in. For those of you who follow me, know that in the past I was nominated by BabyChakra to be a member of Johnson India’s Mom influencer council, and got a chance to visit Johnson’s plant in Mulund, and saw what goes behind the making of this brand (To know what I did back then, You could click on the link right at the bottom).
BabyChakra like I always say is like a parenting encyclopaedia. There’s a pool of information out there on the app and real mothers have written the reviews. It’s a great platform for new and expecting parents, where they get an opportunity to connect with various child related services and products, which are reviewed by honest parents. So if you are looking for a platform that could help you take the right decisions for your little muffins you know whom to trust.
Johnson’s India on other hand has been synonymous to motherhood. A brand that has been here since decades and have instilled great trust in the world of parenting.
When I visited their Mulund Plant, I was awestruck with the amount of research that goes behind the making of their products. They are really strict in following their guidelines and very particular about it.
This event here was wonderfully organised, with a view to be transparent and to hear out the mothers in an open forum.
I reached well before time and had a warm welcome by Naiyya Saggi (founder of BabyChakra and a wonderfully inspiring woman) along with Neha Agarwal and Rhituparna from BabyChakra.
Naiyya spoke about how she had put up this event to help various moms voice out their queries and opinions about the Brand.
I was handed over a welcome kit and was offered some coffee and snacks.
People who follow me know, how I take my girls to all the events. This time around to my luck, I had someone to take care of them, while I could go for this event. So this mama here had a gala time driving all alone and chilling, and since I was up early today that coffee was a saviour.
One more thing that I would like to share is that they had organised a cute play area, so the little ones could enjoy themselves while their mommies were having a great time.
It was as if the entire virtual world came out right in front of me. It was great meeting so many wonderful BabyChakra momstars and fellow bloggers, whom I had known just virtually.
Minutes of the event:
The event began with a small talk given my Neha Agarwal, who is the community head at BabyChakra. She spoke about the agenda of the day and conveyed that all were free to speak their heart out here.
What my moment of the day was the fact that, the event began with a video made by Google, for BabyChakra which also featured my two daughters and Me. I was really overwhelmed and since this was the first time I ever stepped out for an event without them, this made me miss them even more. My girls would have been so happy to see themselves up there. Here’s the video:
Followed by this Deepali Agarwal who is Marketing Manager at Johnson’s India, spoke about the Brand and what was the the agenda for the day. Then came a selfie session?, to break the ice.
Well!! Who doesn’t like some selfies and boomerangs?.
This was followed by a fun quiz, where we could pick up a green or red placard to show if we approve of certain information which was shared by them.
All mommies shared some experiences and lots of myths were busted by Deepali.
We also had a super fun contest where we got a chance to conduct some fun experiments right at our tables. We called our team “The pathfinders“. This was so much fun. With the buzzer right in the middle and everyone racing to win, the Adrenaline was running high in the room.
What a wonderful way to prove some facts about their products.
For example we did a small experiment to compare the moisture content of Johnson’s Baby wet wipes, and I was surprised to look at the difference in the quantity in comparison to another popular brand.
Well!! Johnson’s wipes certainly proved itself to be a winner in this one.
We also washed clothes right on the table. Yes!! You heard me right?.
Never had I ever enjoyed washing a cloth so much before. Johnson’ India has launched a new Baby friendly detergent liquid. So much cheer, so much energy in the room just to clean a piece of cloth and hit the buzzer. Water splashed all over the table and our clothes. But do you think that could stop from putting our heart into washing the cloth. We were really surprised at the result, since we put the different types of stubborn stains on it before cleaning it.
We also did a small experiment to check how Johnson’s top-to-toe makes hard water, mild for babies.
It was one crazy contest with teams rushing and pressing the buzzers like crazy.
It felt like being back to school.
We then had a rhyme quiz, just for fun, to lighten up the competition that was built up in the room.
It’s amazing how me mommies excel in the field of rhymes?. Aren’t we haunted by them all the time?.
Then came the time that we all were waiting for.
It was an open forum time, where we could put up our queries that Deepali from Johnson’s India was eagerly waiting to hear. She began by mentioning that we could ask the most difficult of questions and she would be more than happy to answer.
We mommies made it really tough for her. I was amazed at how she didn’t shudder away from the questions, rather happily and in a very straight forward way answered us all.
I would say that we all were convinced with her answers, more coz her explanations made sense.
This direct approach is what pleases parents, isn’t it?
We believe in what we see or hear, and not merely rumours.
A lot of myths busted and I feel more clear about the brand. They have been here since over decades and yes definitely for the right reasons.
You can watch a little clip of what Deepali spoke here :
Once the discussions finished it was time for us to catch up on some live action. Some live videos were made and we mom’s spoke our heart out as to what we take back home from this event.
To sum it up we all were at ease and had much trust in the brand now. Specially after conducting those experiments and hearing out those answers to the real tough questions we asked them.
This was followed by the lunch. So we just couldn’t wait to hog on some yummy food and tempting dessert. Well this was the time we all got to catch up in some casual discussions.
It was fun catching up with fellow like minded bloggers. I really wish I could stay longer, but then my clock was ticking since my little muffins wouldn’t stay without me for so long.
We got some amazing goodies from Johnson’s India and a voucher from BabyChakra.
I would again wish to thank BabyChakra and Johnson’s India for putting up this wonderful event with some really interesting mommy bloggers from around the city. This was indeed an informative day for all of us.
I have taken back with me an immense faith in the brand.
Looking forward to many more such events.
Also I have shared tweets and messages on my digital media handles, from the event. Please do hop on and check out those live moments we experienced.
I have been using Superbottoms cloth diapers since over two weeks now, and just can’t get over about how comfortable and safe it is, not just for #mylittlemuffin but also for our environment.. . .
4 years back, I have had some disasters with those cloth nappy pants. How I wish I knew about cloth diapers backs then.
Superbottoms not only serves the purpose of keeping the baby bum sorted, but also brings in some quirkiness in your house. Trust me it just fills me with joy when I watch my girl roam around the house with the supercute cloth diaper from superbottoms. Here is my detailed review of Superbottoms Plus TRIM AIO diaper.
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by superbottoms for my honest and unbiased opinion.
My first reaction to the product:
I received this Cloth diaper in a really cute paper bag, tied up with a ribbon. The packaging got me really excited to check out what was in there.
Inside was a fluffy quirky cloth diaper that I fell in love with the moment I saw it.
I received a Superbottoms Plus TRIM AIO diaper called Mitti. This particular type is known for its high absorbency.
It has 8 layers of inbuilt bamboo cotton, which is a great option for heavy wetting babies. This pack comes with one Superbottoms Plus which has an attached soaker and one additional organic bamboo cotton soaker which can be inserted inside the back pocket of the diaper.
The high fives of Superbottoms Plus TRIM AIO diaper:
It’s has 2 levels of absorbency:
1. The attached soaker with a snap on one side.
2. You can also choose to place a hemp booster soaker or any other insert in the additional back pocket of the cloth diaper.
The attached soaker gives it a suede dry feel.
It fits amazingly snug on the baby.
The bamboo cotton soakers and the booster that snaps on the back of the diaper, both have 4 layers each, which makes the diaper extremely absorbent.
It’s a one size fits all kind of diaper, so you don’t have to worry about your baby outgrowing it.
It has closure of snaps on the front which contains two rows of snaps for an easier adjustability.
It has Square tabs in the front which can be crossed over to give a snug fit around the baby’s waist.
This Cloth disorder lasts upto 2-3 hours without a booster and it adds upto an additional hour and a half of absorbency if the booster is used too.
I felt the inside of the cloth diaper was really stretchy to make it breeze even when a soaker was inserted.
I also observed it is cool and breathable.
The elastics of the diaper are quite narrow, hence it fits comfortably on the baby’s waist and thighs.
It also generously fits larger babies as I tried it on my 4 year old daughter too ( though I know for sure how angry she got at me, coz it’s been long time since she has been potty trained??).
Superbottoms offers some really quirky and beautiful cloth diapers. Toh should definitely check their Facebook page for more designs.
My favourite high five of this product of that it dries really fast.
Not so high fives of Superbottoms Plus TRIM AIO diaper:
Please ensure that you use the right snap for your baby, else you would end up making it look wonky at the front. It basically needs a bit practice for you figure out which would be the right snap for your baby. Though this wouldn’t affect the function of the cloth diaper at all.
I really like this Cloth diaper. I love the fact that it creates a dry feel for the baby. This is a great buy for those of us whose babies are chunkier too or aren’t potty trained even after 3 years.
Check the below links to check out Superbottoms’ Social handles:
Nursing dress from Threads and Shuttles –For an easy and most functional nursing access
We all often get caught up in buying some of the obvious things for our babies: the stroller, the crib, the car seat, the baby carrier, etc.
As a nursing mom, I’m sure you might have not thought as much about what the heck you would wear.
Most mom’s have underthought about themselves. It’s great to have an easy to nurse piece in your closet.
When Sapna Krishnan, a Stay at Home mom put her heart into her passion and belief in breastfeeding, she became a Mompreneur and gave birth to a new online venture called Threads and Shuttles.
All her social handles focus on the products that she sells, that include : Nursing Covers, short and long Nursing Kurtis, short and long Nursing Dresses and short Tops.
These products are indeed a boon to all nursing mothers. Sapna even has a blog that she dedicates to breastfeeding.
Threads and Shuttles completed a year on March 8th and have expanded into Women’s Wear (non-nursing) too.
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by threads and shuttles for my honest and unbiased opinion.
My first reaction to the product: I was highly impressed with the feel of the fabric. When I tried it, there was no fumbling around to nurse my girl. I found it perfect for a discreet nursing experience.
The high fives of Nursing short dress from Threads and Shuttles:
The material is soft, and the dress is light and flowy ( or rather comfortably airy).
The patterns they offer are really flattering.
The nursing top part is pretty genius. The Zips on both the sides is so discreet, that you won’t be able to notice it when you look at the dress.
The zips makes it easily accessible and the opening is easy to manage.
Affordable nursing wear.
I found the dress quite stylish and fashionable.
The neckline doesn’t go too low (unlike most other nursing clothes)
The fabric used is breathable and this dress can be worn in any weather comfortably.
There is a drawstring in the front that adds a good degree of cuteness to the dress.
This dress is perfect for pregnant mommies too.
The best part is that, no one could ever guess that the dress is in the maternity or nursing category.
Not so high fives of Nursing short dress from Threads and Shuttles:
I wish it was available on an e-commerce website, since I personally find it easy to shop through a website. I believe Sapna is working on the same currently.
Mylittlemuffin conclusion: A perfect nursing wear to spice up your mommy wardrobe I would say. If you don’t want to sacrifice on your style after being a mommy, this is a great dress. I would highly recommend this to all new mommies for their early days of motherhood, when you practically are nursing your baby round the clock. You don’t need a new wardrobe for growing curves, just the right one does the job!!
Check the below links to check out Threads and Shuttles’ Social handles
Do you feel you could walk around with a mosquito net all the time?
Well if yes, you are at the right place at the right time.
I found a chemical free product that could make your day.
Mama earth is Asia’s first Made safe certified toxin free brand. This brand is by a parent, for the parent. The founders Ghazal and Varun’s world flipped upside down when they were expecting their first child. The once daring and carefree couple became safety wardens like most of us parents. Like any other new parent, they were worried about which products to use for their new little muffin. They researched a lot and found that most baby products contained toxins that were harmful for the little ones.
What they did next, is what makes them different.
They didn’t just worry about their own baby, but were concerned about all the little ones they knew. Hence, they decided to create products that would be completely safe for the babies and would be toxin free.
Hence Mama earth was born, which offers products that are mommy and baby friendly, toxin free and meet stringent international standards.
All their products are free of:
Mineral oil petroleum
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by mama earth for my honest and unbiased opinion.
My first reaction to the product: I came across this brand for baby products a while back. The fact that they claimed to be 100 percent toxin free, got attention of many mothers around. They have the most cutest packaging I must say. My daughters immediately fell in love with the bottle which had cute animal picture on. The bottle looked sturdy with the cap shut tight. I was relieved when I saw that it was a spray bottle( which is so much easy to use).
I had a tough time hiding the bottle from my younger one, since she would totally refuse to leave it.
A beautifully cute note on the bottle is something that you just cannot miss.
Ingredients and product description on the packaging:
Price: Rs 299 for a 100 ml bottle. Availability:Amazon, Firstcry and BabyChakra ( OK ! So if you are a BabyChakra momstar , you can avail a 10 % discount on their range of products).
The high fives of Mama Earth Natural Insect Repellent for babies:
This mosquito repellent comes in a spray bottle, hence its really easy to use. It sprays a thin mist and easily covers the skin
Just a little spray does the job well
It’s a product made of natural ingredients, no chemical or deet used at all
It’s key ingredients are natural essential aromatic oils : Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lemon and Citronella
It would definitely keep the mosquitoes away from your child and you
A single application is all that is required
It’s got a pleasant fragrance which is a rare in other mosquito repellents
It’s non greasy
Since it’s in a spray form, it lasts for a longer time
Not so high fives of Mama Earth Natural Insect Repellent :
The only thing missing by far with this product, is that it’s available only online, which I personally don’t feel is a low point actually, because don’t we all shop online all the time.
I have used Mama earth‘s Natural Insect Repellent for both my daughters, and I’m so happy that there exists a product that could protect my girls from the mosquitoes and at the same time be so gentle on their skin.
It’s refreshing fragrance is it’s high point definitely.
It’s a complete value for money and I would highly recommend this product. Don’t we all want something that could make babies unattractive to mosquitoes.
Check the below links to check out other products offered by mama earth ( reviews for the rest of the products coming soon):
P.s. Always try any new product on yourself before trying them on your baby.