Thursday, November 20, 2014

Would You Slap Another's Child?

A friend of mine showed me this news article a couple days ago. Long story short... a 3 year old boy hit a 2 year old boy in Toa Payoh Lor 7 market area. The father of the younger child who was hit, got mad at what he saw and slapped the 3 year old boy.
pic from Stomp
It was quite hard and it left a mark on the child's face. The boy was brought to the hospital (this part... I don't know if it's over reaction or what, nowadays kids are not as hardy as my generation I guess).

Then when told that his slap could have made the child deaf (Wow how hard was it?! Omg)... the man retorted - "I'll just pay money lor!"   WTF that's disgusting. How would he like it if an adult slapped his child for misbehaving and made him deaf, then just shrugged it off saying he'll just give them some money to compensate for the deafness he caused.
Pic from OMY
Ok here's the even shittier part... this man is a friend of mine.   :/ I'm still pretty good friends with his ex gf, she came to my wedding with her fiancĂ© last year.

This man and I used to teach in sec school together for a few years, we were the same batch of new teachers at the time, and if I remember correctly, he was a scholar some more. We used to be quite close cos we both had that streak for mischief.... that's when I got to know his then GF too. I don't know if he's still a teacher now because he got into some epic trouble back then (relations with a student. Should I tell you more?? I don't want to be terribly gossipy la).

He went overseas to teach for a while and now is back in Sg. I think he married a PRC or Indonesian Chinese (I'm pretty sure it's PRC). I saw his wedding pics and then pics of his baby on FB years ago and thought, okay he's got his life back on track, good for him. And now this. -_- 

But even if someone were uneducated and not in a position which deals with children as a profession.... one should know better than to slap a 3 year old child. Right?

Parents nowadays are so indignant about their own children.

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Partnering students from LASALLE College of the Arts to design and communicate the message of hope on a series of Watsons Tissue Boxes, Mini Hankies and Travel Tissue Packs, the brand aims to raise $10,000 through the sale of these limited edition items that retails between $2.00 to $4.50.

So if you're going to buy tissues, do pick these ones and contribute to a good cause :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

UUcare Sanitary Pads Review

Here's something to share with my girls. With all the sanitary care products out on the shelves, it's tough to know what's best suited for us.
For me, the things I want are :
1. Security
It has to be safe from leaks. If there's side leakage or back flow, I'm never using that brand again! No one wants to have a period stain in public.

2. Health
It must not contain any harmful materials. You see, I'm too lazy to have separate period panties and normal panties (Do you separate them??). Repeatedly tearing off the pads from panties will cause some adhesive to still stick on to the panties and the chemical (flourescer) in the adhesive will cause harm to our body.

3. Comfort
Scented ones irritate my skin. The material has to be soft, breathable and the pad has to stick well and not bunch up.
On the shelves at Watsons, FairPrice, John Little and Nishino, OG, you can find the UUcare range of sanitary products. The UUcare Group Singapore's main objective is women’s health. With advanced research on female menstrual care products, UUcare has more than 20 years experience on research and technology development in female menstrual hygiene products.
UUcare's 3G Care:
1. Guard
To protect women during menstrual period
2. Germproof
Women can better take care of themselves by using antibacterial pads
3. Grateful
To feel more comfortable and healthier during your period

Crown Antibacterial range
This series of pads gives 12-hour continuous antibacterial protection, it eliminates odors and reduces the growth of bacteria and germs, making it more secure to use. UUcare is certified antibacterial, with SGS. In the ATT antimicrobial detection technology test, the surface of an antibacterial sanitary pad turns blue while a traditional sanitary pad turns yellow.
I find that these unscented pads are so gentle on my skin, yet it also keeps away smell (thanks to it's antibacterial properties) and I am able to use them for a longer time, with confidence.

In addition, the adhesive in all UUcare sanitary pads have no flourescer in them, so I don't have to worry about any leftover adhesive on my panties harming my body.

It is made of soft cotton which is breathable, cool, fresh, odor-free. The wings are made with a 90 degree right angle wings, allowing it to fit closely to panties, preventing rubbing against inner thighs.
UUcare pads have a patented funnel shape that allows faster absorption and prevents back and side leakage. This really works well drawing blood away from the surface of the pad so I don't have to endure a damp or sticky feeling. 
From left to right: Panty liner, 24cm pad with wings for day use, 28cm pad with wings for night/day use and there's the 32cm pad with wings that is suitable for night use. 

UUcare Cool Technology range
I love how UUcare's packaging is so simple and no frills but the product delivers such great results and quality. Their focus is on innovative scientific improvements which make these pads so effective and practical.
This range also has antibacterial properties, 90 degrees wings and the adhesive is non flourescer, just like the previous range.
But in addition to all that, what makes this range extra cool is the pearl-like bump surface. Each pearl is hollow at the bottom, so that fluids can be absorbed completely, greatly reducing the contact area of  the skin, making it so breathable. I was pleasantly surprised the first time I used this range, because it felt so very cool, I didn't expect it to feel so minty fresh. This fresh cool feeling lasts for a long time, because of Cool tech, it is a slow release technology that releases the cool feeling gradually as you wear it.

It locks in moisture so well and keeps my skin dry, I find that this makes my experience of using this range of pads a very comfortable one.

For this range, there is a panty liner, a 24cm pad with wings for day use, a 28cm pad with wings for day/night use and a 36 cm pad with wings for overnight use. The over night pad is a must have!

Even if you're a tampon user (I use tampons too), you shouldn't sleep with a tampon in. But I hate sleeping with a pad because I can't sleep comfortably and keep waking up to check if my pad is leaking from the back. With this 36cm overnight pad, I have no such worries. It has never failed me so far. There's double flaps (wings) so it attaches securely to the whole of my panty. Even when I'm lying down and the flow is heavy, it manages to hold everything in with its generous length and shape. Best of all, it's still cottony soft, breathable and not thick or lumpy!

To find out more about UUcare products, visit their website and Facebook page.

Friday, November 14, 2014

OSIM UCaress 3D & UGalaxy review (Plus Xmas Gifts for You!)

It has been one stress filled year so far!!! Seriously, once you're married, your responsibilities double and you take on your partner's stresses too. :/
Of course there have been lots of good times this past year too, and I'm still enjoying my life. Just need to find more ways to de-stress and relax. So a couple of great presents for me (and my husband) are the uGalaxy and the uCaress 3D from OSIM.
The uCaress 3D ($328) can massage the entire back to relieve stress and tension. The soothing warmth in uCaress 3D helps to prepare the body by loosening stiff muscles and joints, so that you benefit from the full curative effects of the massage. Besides relieving back aches and pains, it also aids circulation which increases the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients for quicker recovery.
I use the uCaress 3D daily because I work from home... I use it when I'm on my laptop blogging and when I'm just doing my admin stuff. My dining table doubles up as my 'office' and the chair is normally so uncomfortable to sit on for hours... but with the OSIM uCaress 3D, I just fit it onto my existing chair and I've got an ergonomically designed 3D massage chair. This chair has 3D massage nodes which run down my entire back as well as my neck and shoulders. Shiok!
You can fit it practically on any chair you have, there's a thick elastic strap which will hold it firmly in place. I feel it works really well on office chairs too so you could take the uCaress 3D to you work place to enjoy.
There's a little pocket on the side of the seat where you can slide the controller in. The tan and beige colours of this chair are very easy on the eyes. The design is simple and practical (yet the technology inside it is so advanced!).
All OSIM products come with manuals, but to be honest, I never read any manuals... I always just open the box and start using it straight away. I'm impatient like that. The controller is user friendly and easy to understand.

You can choose any of the 4 preset massage programmes to help relief back aches and tension caused by a stressful lifestyle. There's a Neck & Shoulders mode (target relief of neck and shoulder aches), lumbar mode (this focuses on the lower back), Relax mode (a combination of gentle kneading, rolling and swing massage to relieve tension), Quick mode (for a quick and effective back massage).

Or you can select from 3 manual selections - Kneading, Swing and Rolling. You also have the option to turn the heat on or off... but with the heat on, the warmth makes the massage even more soothing. The warmth helps relax my back muscles. I love it!
This massager is quiet, and versatile enough to be used in so many situations. When I'm not at my desk, I use it when I'm watching TV or just relaxing. The 3D nodes which run up and down my back kneading my muscles really do feel like the hands of a massage therapist.

uGalaxy comes in a compact travel case
The uGalaxy ( is another product I love loads because it's so enjoyable to use. I use it for stress relief, after working on my laptop or after hours of reading. The uGalaxy is also good for relieving headaches, eyebags, insomnia & eye fatigue. I like using it for 'me time', where I put it on for 15 minutes and it just blocks the rest of the world out. 
It fits comfortably on my face, the strap is adjustable and the eye frame is bendable. It's battery operated (4 AA bats) so I don't have to be next to a power source to use this, and I can travel with it.
It's a head massage targeting the vital acupressure points around your eyes and the temple area. Also has airbags targeting the “Tai Yang” acupressure point. 
There are 3 scientifically research mood light programmes (RELAX, BALANCE and ENERGISE) developed by physicist and mood light specialist Anadi A.
Martel are designed to gently stimulate brain activity to help you achieve the most desired state of relaxation, balance and rejuvenation.

The built in Speakers play 3 unique music pieces for enhanced relaxation. I love the one where there's nature sounds and birds chirping from afar. There's no need for external headphones or additional messy wires.

The technology is so amazing, I expected it to be only vibrations but no, it actually finds the pressure points around my eyes, and on my temples, then presses on them. It presses and the holds the pressure there for a few seconds, and then release. All the right spots for relief. (And I'm lying there thinking wow I can't believe those aren't fingers!)
 I love unwinding in bed and falling asleep while getting my head massaged ... plus even better because of mood lighting and soothing music!
I'm thinking of one for my mum this Christmas because she always has headaches and backaches.

Say ‘I Love You’ with an OSIM Gift

If you're already thinking of what to get loved ones this Christmas, do consider the plush & pleasurable festive favourites like uInfinity, uDiva, uPhoria Warm and uShape. There are also affordable stocking stuffer gift sets that you can mix and match to suit all lifestyles, needs and preferences.

This season there are OSIM Christmas Gift Sets from $68 available in all OSIM outlets and on the OSIM Webshop - from 1st Nov onwards. Also, stay tuned to their Fb page and website for their Christmas Weekly Specials!

Want to win OSIM Gift Sets in time for Christmas??? :) Head to my Instagram @hollyjean69 . Regram/repost my #OSIMXmas14 IG post and in the caption tell us which OSIM products you want for Christmas.

5 winners will be selected to win $68 gift sets. Visit to see which products are available. Contest closes 8 December. Winners will be announced on the OSIM Facebook page.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

#OOTD #zalorasg (Zalora Sponsored)

Here's a peek at today's look from Zalora.Sg
V Flare dress in pink $39.90 (UK8 I think... or maybe I got the UK6, it's flare and comfy loose fit anyway)
Monobo Berry1 Jelly Wedges $32.90 . (UK5, these fit true to size for me.)

P/s :
You can read my latest Interview at - Minute with Holly Jean.

Monday, November 10, 2014

My Brother Tied the Knot

Sorry girls, this professor is off the market. LoL... but seriously, he just got married.
My brother had his solemnization yesterday at Moevenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa, the same place David and I got married early last year. (He proposed to her in Greece btw! OMG envious much) His actual day wedding reception will be next year so this was just an intimate do with immediate family only.
I wore the Believe Dress set in pink from ClubCouture. Here's a peek at a few photos off my camera, you can see the rest in my FB album.
 Wishing you both wedded bliss and a happy future ahead.  xx

Thursday, November 06, 2014

UpCycle Thursday: Tights & Pantyhose

I used tights A LOT. I love them as a cover up when I feel my dress is too short, to just add a pop of colour to my outfit, to keep my legs warm in cinemas or airplanes... and if I have shoes which could blister my feet but socks don't go with my outfit.

Tights with prints or those of higher denier (more opaque ones) are not cheap and I always feel like it's such a waste when I get runs/holes in them and cannot wear them anymore. (Trim your nails Holly!!)

So here are some fun and creative pintrests on how to upcycle your old tights and panthose! :)

Wear lacey tights under ripped jeans, you wont see the runs on the tights, and it makes for interesting detail though the rips of denim.
Stretch printed tights over sewing loops and hang up near window.
Cut a section of the thigh area out and stretch the loop of fabric over a lampshade.
Roll up strips of tights into rosebuds and put together a wreath.

Cut the lengths of the legs off and wrap around head as a hairband.