Thursday, April 21, 2022

Lucca Vudor: Most Comfortable Shoes I Ever Owned!

 To be honest, I have not heard of Lucca Vudor before I was approached to review their shoes. For one, I don't buy shoes often. And these days, I am mostly in casual or sporty footwear because comfort has become my top priority over the years. But I was totally amazed when I tried on their shoes for the first time at their Suntec City outlet. IT WAS THE MOST COMFORTABLE SHOES I HAVE EVER WORN.

This is hardly an exaggeration. You would think that sports shoes would be the most comfortable with good cushioning, but these Lucca Vudor shoes top them all. I literally felt like I was walking on carpet - The shoes are well made with high quality calfskin from Italy with good cushioning and the icing on the cake is that they are beautiful and stylish as well! Take a look at their website right now, and you'll understand what I mean.

I chose three pairs of shoes for myself and I can't decide which is my favorite.


The Felix 2022-8 is crafted from burnished leather for a sleek and textured finish. It wraps my feet snugly and the comfort level is top-notch. This is suitable for both casual weekends or a dress-down work day, and is so versatile and easy to match with my attires. Can you see it even matches my bag?! =P

The Fantasia A888-3 is the perfect covered shoe that protects and gives a height boost because of its platform sole. At first glance, I thought it actually looked like bowling shoes! Leather sneakers go well with both jeans and pants - definitely a good investment and you can literally wear it anywhere you want.




The third pair I chose is a little different from the usual styles I go for, but I've been looking around for a pair of 'dressy' shoes and this is it! The Shelby 808-17 is super comfortable and made with signature Lucca Vudor pressure relieving sole. Wearing this pair makes me feel like I am walking on clouds!


There are many other styles and options you can choose from, and best of all, comfort is guaranteed! Whether you are looking for a casual pair of shoes or something more formal for your work, you will bound to be able to find something awesome. Furthermore, they are having a 35% discount off all shoes right now on their website, so make sure you hop by to make your purchase right now. They deliver island-wide free of charge! 

If you would like to try on the shoes for yourself, they have several outlets islandwide as well.

Experience the Lucca Vudor difference today. :)


Disclosure: The J Babies was sponsored three pairs of shoes for purpose of this review. Photographs are taken from Lucca Vudor website and ours. All opinions are solely ours.

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Revive: Healthy Snacks & Breakfast Options (Media Review)

 I made a decision at the beginning of this year to live a healthier lifestyle by eating clean and exercising regularly. I had just gone for my annual body checkup and found that my blood pressure and cholesterol are on the higher ranges. It's the first time my medical report showed anything like that, so I knew I had to do something about it. Working from home has taken its toil on my health, having travelled much lesser and eating unhealthy meals by convenience. So when Revive approached me with their range of healthy snacks, granola and nut butters, I was all excited to be on board!

Just look at all the beautiful packages sent over. Love the packaging - sleek and clean.




I used to make Overnight Soaked Oats for breakfast for a period of time, but got lazy and stopped. I had to remember to buy milk, fruits and nuts in order to complete the oats. But look what ingenious creation Revive came up with: Literally a dummy's guide to Overnight Oats

Just scoop out the ingredients, pour in milk and store in fridge overnight! Seriously, it doesn't get any easier than that - Especially for an ultra lazy person like me, this is godsend. There are many flavors to choose from, and each of them come with their own combination of superfood, freeze-dried fruits and rolled oats. Best of all, they taste super good and refreshing - Trust me, I've tried every single flavor! If I have to choose a favorite, it would be Chocolate & Banana!

Just one small bowl like this would fill me up for breakfast and provide me with all the nutrients I need to kick start my day. It used to be that I would start getting hungry by late morning, but this bowl of goodness actually lasted me till lunch time at 1pm! Fuss-free, filling and fabulous.


I usually add granola and other nuts such as almonds & pecans to make the breakfast even more tasty. Their range of granolas are amazing! Just look at the different flavors they offer - are you excited to try too? =P



The granolas are in large chunks and give a good crunch and bite to your breakfast. Best of all, it's nutritious and healthy, not to mention tasty too! I especially enjoyed the Earl Grey Granola - It is so fragrant and yummy!

Revive's nut butters are really great as well, and definitely healthier choice compared to conventional nut butters. I love it that they are fragrant but with very little sweetness and they go so well with toasted bread.


There are four types of nut butters available - Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter & ABC Butter. Of these, the ABC Butter might sound more unique to you, right? It's basically their Almond, Brazilian Nut & Cashew Butter - combination of all the healthy nuts! You will be pleased to know that all their nut butters are naturally cholesterol free, unsweetened and unsalted! Furthemore, they are diabetic friendly and free from palm oil and hydrogenated oils so that you get all the nutrients the natural way.


So, if you are interested to get started on healthier diets just like me, check out their website right away here -> https://revivenutrition.com.sg/

To a healthier us! :)


Monday, December 27, 2021

It's Never Too Early for CNY Pineapple Tarts! (Review & Giveaway!)

 The festive Christmas season has come and gone and if you are still unaware, the Lunar New Year is coming in slightly more than a month's time! I LOVE the Lunar New Year for the festivities and joyous feeling in the air, but most of all, I love the CNY goodies - Pineapple tarts, love letters, cookies... so much to eat and enjoy!

Now, if you think it's a tad early to buy the CNY goodies, I tell you, it's NOT! Pineapple Tarts Singapore has started their Early Bird promotion (a whopping 40% discount!) and you won't want to miss it! Purchase your CNY goodies before 31 December 2021 to enjoy great savings and of course, get a head-start on all those yummy goodies! =D

Pineapple Tarts Singapore has been popular among their customers over the years because of their award-winning recipes passed down from generations. They are 100% homemade and handmade using only premium ingredients. Now, they also offer free tasting of their products at 22 New Industrial Road, Primax  #03-15, if you would like to do so.

They kindly sent over some of their signature products and we got to try all of them - They are all really good! My all-time favorite is always the Pineapple tarts - love the sweet and tangy flavors on savory flaky tart base. Their version is well-balanced in terms of flavors and very appetizing. I always cannot stop just at one, two or three! If you are the more funky type, you can opt for their cheese, salted egg or mala flavors even!


We also tried the Almond Brittles - so fragrant and crispy. The prawn rolls are all-time favorite as well with spicy and savory notes to balance out most of the other sweet goodies.


And of course, who doesn't love Love letters? I can't decide whether I like the rolled-up ones more, or the flat ones. The flat ones come in Charcoal flavors as well and they are so thin and crispy. Every bite is a delight!


The goodies are packaged in pretty containers and they make good gifts for your family and friends this festive season. 


Before everyone makes a rush for these online purchases, be an early bird and grab your goodies now from https://pineappletarts.sg/! It's the last few days before the early bird promotion ends!!

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

At The Artscience Musuem: Beyond Earth (Media Tour)

 It's been a while since our last trip to the ArtScience Musuem, but when I heard that they have a new exhibition named "Beyond Earth", I knew I had to bring my kids. 

My elder girl, especially, has been showing keen interest in things of the outer space, black hole, planets etc. It's surprising that she is suddenly into all those stuffs, but I also think it's very cool for a teenager to want to find out more about the mysterious outer space that have boggled human beings for millions of years.


I was especially excited about this new VR show that they have - Spacewalkers - where you will literally step into the shoes of astronauts from the famed Apollo missions and explore the future of space travel. It sounded way too cool and I needed to experience it for myself! It turned out to be super mesmerizing and I was really impressed with it, to be honest. It was my first VR experience and it was nothing short of amazing! (Do note that Spacewalkers is a ticketed attraction on top of the museum admission ticket, so get your tickets online before you visit the museum)

We arrived on time for our scheduled slot and entered the Gallery. The setup was adorable! I had envisioned that I would be standing throughout the show, but every person got a comfortable egg-like seat. It was comfortable and cosy, and felt very private. 


After we put on the VR headsets, we started on a 30-minute journey to outer space, as we followed the setting off of the rocket from Earth, arriving in the outer space and eventually landing on the Moon and then Mars. The whole show featured two VR artworks, which both debuted at the first-ever Expanded section of the Venice Film Festival 2020. These works were painstakingly moulded using exclusive archival footage and recordings from NASA on the Apollo missions.


In that 30 minutes, I was completely mesmerized. I looked everywhere - it was like a 360-degree movie! I could look up, down, left, right and all the way to the back - The special chair allows swiveling for that purpose! It felt as real as possible - standing on the Moon and Mars, staring into an endless space. It was breathtaking to say the least, and very impactful for me. I definitely recommend this attraction at ArtScience Museum. =D

After the show ended, we took a walk through some of the current exhibitions at the museum as well. They have a very interesting one named Örchestral Manoeuvres: See Sound, feel sound, be sound. This is basically art exhibited in sounds and movements and every artwork was interesting to watch. There was even this big space where you can be seated right in the centre with speakers facing you from all angles. The result is a surround-sound orchestra performance - except the sounds are all made up of voices of people and chatters from all directions. It was quite a treat for the senses, I must say! And very fun indeed. 






And of course, we couldn't miss the Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition. Walking through it is always enjoyable. 





I've always enjoyed a visit to the ArtScience museum - It's just a great treat for all my senses! And very therapeutic as well, as I walk around appreciating the beautiful and delicate fusion of art and science in this space. Before the school holiday comes to an end, bring your family and spend some time there!

Tickets can be purchased online from their website. 

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Buy Christmas Tree & Decorations Online! (Sponsored)

 My all-time favourite season of the year is coming very soon! There is something magical and happy about Christmas, and every year, I try to put my Christmas tree up a little earlier and tear it down as late as I can. Anyone else as excited as me?? =P

This year, the house is decked out in Christmas decorations since last week and everyday when I see them, I get a little more excited for Christmas. How pretty!

If you have not gotten your Christmas tree and decorations, but you don't want to go squeeze in the mall with many others, fret not! Here's an online shop you should totally check out -> Christmas Tree Singapore  Just for Christmas trees alone, there are so many different ones to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice! It would suit different budgets as well.

If you are not so good at matching colours and designing your Christmas tree, you can even opt for bundles which come with the tree, tree topper, baubles for the tree and LED lights! So convenient and easy. Best of all, everything's going at reduced promotional prices now, so I really don't know why are you still waiting! But of course, if you want to pick and choose the different Christmas ornaments for your trees, go ahead! They have so many to choose from, but hurry because I spotted that some are always out-of-stock!

And of course, a Christmas tree is not enough. You need to get Christmas decorations to dress up your house for this happy season! Now that we are finally seeing some light in the midst of the pandemic, I say we should all celebrate and rejoice to end the year on a good note! And let's start with dressing up our home!

One of the best ways to dress up our homes during Christmas is by using wreaths! Look how gorgeous these look:


They are classic and timeless and you can always reuse them year after year - a very worthwhile investment indeed! 

Now, the next time someone asks you where to buy Christmas trees, point them to this online shop and get all that you need, delivered right to your doorstep! Delivery is at $10 only and purchases above $100 get you free delivery! 

Their trees look realistic and dense, and would make any home look festive instantly! Get yours today! =D A very merry (early) Christmas to everyone!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Durian Bakery (Sponsored Review)

 My durian-loving family had a really good week with durian delicacies sent over from The Durian Bakery. We have tried many durian products and pastries before, but I must say, it was our first time trying a Durian Crepe Cake - how decadent it was! 

When I was browsing through their online shop, I was intrigued to see that they have incorporated durians into their crepe cake, and when I saw the Dark Chocolate Musang King Durian Mille Crepe Cake, I knew I wanted that - It's a combination of two of our favourite things: Chocolate & durian! Check out the visual - so tempting, right?!

Turned out, it was the best decision ever. The cake was everything we imagined it to be. The durian matched perfectly with the dark chocolate notes, and every mouthful was refreshing with bursts of flavors in our mouths. We left it in the freezer and let it thaw a little when we wanted to eat, and it seriously tasted like ice-cream! It was a great dessert, especially during this hot season in Singapore!

The crepe cake has 39 layers in all - 20 layers of thin handmade crepe skin and 19 layers of thick durian puree. Surprisingly, it didn't feel overpowering in any way. In fact, you cannot stop eating it. I like it really cold, so keeping it in the freezer and cut out a slice to thaw only when I want to eat it, is perfect. Do take note though that there are no preservatives added, so finish up as soon as possible (Not difficult, if you ask me). If you don't fancy chocolate, you can also try their durian crepe cake for a pure durian experience.

Different durian pastries were also sent over for us to try, and we enjoyed them as well, though the star is still the crepe cake, for sure. If you would like to try all of their selections, opt for their bundle deal - 1 box of 12 D24 durian choux puff, 1 box of 6 D24 snowy mochi and 1 pcs of dark chocolate MSW mousse. Everything is freshly baked with no preservatives added, so you can enjoy them with ease. If I may recommend, the choux puffs are a must-try. 

Durian lovers, wait no longer! Check out The Durian Bakery and satisfy your cravings right away. They offer free delivery for orders above $50 and they also offer Express Delivery services (1 hour!) if you are placing a last-minute order. As a durian lover myself, I vouch that the quality is really good!

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