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Glovida.com - a one-stop shop for health and beauty October 30 2019, 0 Comments

Being a mum is no easy feat and we welcome all the help to make our lives easier :)

An extra online platform to do our shopping has birth. 

 

 

provides a reliable source of health & beauty essentials at better prices. Their prices are 30-50% OFF retail. I love online shopping as it gives me the convenience and its cheaper! So auntie!

Look, the QV Skin Lotion Repair price at Glovida is $22 whereas at Watsons is $27.10, a difference of $5.10! (18%)

                  GLOVIDA                              WATSONS

 

Ever since I became a part time working mum, I no longer earn as much as before, hence saving cost is always on my mind. 

Glovida  also carries exclusive products that are typically found in clinics only. Now you don't have to see a doctor just to buy that QV Flare cream. The online store also carries Australia brand of products such as Sukin, Dermaveen, Vasse Virgin etc :) Just click on the 'Australia Brand' tab under Beauty and you can see the whole range of AU products.  

 

Shopping at the comfort of my bed


YAY to....

Free Shipping for local orders above $59 & FREE next day delivery! 

Skip the queue, adding to cart & hitting the min $59 for free shipping is easy for me. Kids Vitamins, medicines and creams are my essentials. 

That's fast compared to other online stores of 3-5 working days for delivery

By the way, I love their moto!

Glovida is made up of the words "Glow" and "Vida", which means "Life" in Spanish. They want to empower all their customers to embrace life and live life healthier.

Extracted from their website

"Value does not end at our low prices – we offer professional evaluation of the products and offer you a platform to "ask our pharmacists" for health queries that concern you and your family."

Short video advert I did for Glovida 

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 Mobile friendly site, so easy to browse on-the-go.

My Loots! ~

Well packed up!

Only the Very Best at Glovida.com 
visit their site for best deals, how to get 10% off and best sellers.


Our Visit to Legoland SEA Life September 01 2019, 0 Comments

LEGOLAND SEA LIFE

Legoland Malaysia opened their Sea Life Aquarium earlier this year :) We were excited with this new addition to the Lego Family in Malaysia and cant wait to check it out. 11 theme zones!

A glimpse at what you can expect below (taken from their pamphlet)

SEA LIFE Malaysia aims to engage and inspire kids to learn, love and care for the ocean through compelling storytelling and up-close interactive education journey. Discover LEGO® Mini-Figures and other LEGO® sea creatures when you embark on your educational journey inside :)

We spent close to 2 hrs there. Compared to Singapore’s Sea Aquarium, this is much smaller but we love the pop up Lego characters which gave the aquarium the Lego feel :) Also, there aren't many big fishes inside. You can try spotting the famous Black Tip Reef Shark and others. 

BUT there are still things to excite the kids! The little interactive displays, story telling and interactive drawing. Kids can colour their own fish and watch it come to 'live' after colouring and sending it off to sea.

1st Lego figure when we enter, hello!

 13,000 fishes & 120 types of species

Explore the astonishing 11 habitat zones

180° ocean tunnel

 

How pretty are the Glowing Jellies

Feel the textures of our coastal friends in Rookpools (that's a starfish!)

 

We sat through the Educational storytelling session.

The little activities as you walk through.....

 

Each made their own creature come 'alive'

Can you see my crab?

Can you see my starfish?

Shopping Time!

 

How to get there?

By CAR From Singapore

Via Tuas Second Link
►Proceed until you see the Iskandar Puteri EXIT 312 
► You will see LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort signage

Via Coaster Highway
►From Danga Bay, proceed straight via the Coastal Highway 
► Proceed all the way to Iskandar Puteri
 
► LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort will be seen before reaching Kota Iskandar

Parking fee is RM10 per entry.   

By Public Transport from Singapore

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(image credit: Legoland)

Opening Hrs: 10am - 6pm

Pricing? 

Click here

 

BYE Sealife~!
Till we meet again...that's if you have new exhibits inside.
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Nails Experience at D’Chloe Beauty Studio August 05 2019, 0 Comments

It’s been awhile since I pamper my nails. Self care is so important. When you look good, you feel good too. Having nicely manicured nails sure liven up my mood :) 

I tried the 3D Gel nail manicure service at D'Chloe Beauty Studio today. When I walked in, the lady boss, Chloe made me feel very welcome. The whole place is so bright and exudes a happy & relaxing feeling. 😁

Individual Tables for Manicure

The staff started off by doing the usual manicure (filing, cutting cuticles, shaping, cleaning) followed by applying the gel polish. You can choose from the available designs or show them a photo to replicate. Gel Manicure is very popular now as it can last up to 1 month! No need to worry about your pretty nails from color fading and peeling off while washing dishes and doing house chores.

Curing under the LED light is needed for Gel manicure 

This helps to strengthen the manicure quality and makes the crystals/colour stay on well.

Nicely cured & manicured nails :)

I was spoilt for choice and didnt know which colour to choose, the nail technician suggested something simple and easy to match. 

Now for the next step - adding details.

The nail technician is very gentle and polite. She kept checking on me to see if I am comfortable throughout the process. Although my nail bed is rather small, she managed to apply the tiny details on my nail. Kudos to her skills!

 

 

           Ta-dah! The end result is a perfectly drawn and nice manicured nails :)

So sweet! Love how the colour and tiny flower details blend together, creating a feminine style that's suitable for most ladies. This looks like an event ready nail!

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Total time spent: 2.5 hrs. Do allocate more time (at least 3 hrs) if you intend to chose a 3D design. More steps = more man hours. 

My Verdict?

YES to this set of pretty nails :) Easy to match all outfits, suits my personality and its located in the central region. Walking distance from Orchard MRT, I will re-visit again :)
D'Chloe Beauty Studio have other services which includes:
Manicure
Pedicure
Waxing
Facial
Eyelash Extensions
Eyebrow Embroidery
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When was the last time you had manicured nails?
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Grab the chance to treat your nails for FREE!
Check out the GIVEAWAY here 

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Location:

14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza #04-85 S(228213)
 Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11am - 9pm
Sun & PH 11.30am - 8pm 
Tel: 6245 7227

Review: OJOY A1 Smart Watch is a Joy to have! July 22 2019, 0 Comments

OJOY Smart Watch is a Joy to have!

Oh what a Joy it is to own a OJOY Smartwatch :) Technology is so advance now that the watch are getting smarter. 

2 months ago, Sophie received a OJoy watch from the watch company - OJoy. She had wanted a smart watch before but we didnt allow it for fear of playing/ losing it. She also holds a mobile phone so why need a smart watch? It serves the same purpose - to be able to call. My thoughts after using it for 2 weeks have changed. It is actually a very useful watch!

Prior to owning it, Sophie has an old iPhone for communication purpose. At times, I need to fetch her home from school or enrichment classes. BUT, loosing your iPhone can be a little scary too! Sophie gave us a scare when she left her little bag (inside contains the iPhone) at the Indoor Stadium once! Fortunately, her phone was found the next day when I went back to the stadium to do a search. 

 

What I love about the watch:

- 4G! 
- Clear Voice Calling
- GPS Tracking
- WATERPROOF
- Easy to wear
- Soft Rubber Strap
- Voice Messaging 
- Phototaking
- School Mode
- Camera
- Add task reminder for your child
Best of all > The watch wont be lost unless your child removes it from their hand! The child gets instant notification when you call, compared to digging for their mobile phone in the bag/pocket.
I charge once every 2 days, as long as there is half a bar left, you don't have to charge daily. 
I was contemplating between Oaxis and OJoy, after all, Oaxis was 1st to enter the SG market.

So what's the difference between Oaxis and OJoy?

 Oasis is not waterproof. OJoy is. Oasis is 3G but Ojoy is 4G. 
What I dislike about the Watch: 
The battery drains quite fast even if you don’t wear it. 

 Watch Specs

Did you know? that this watch can only receive calls from registered numbers in the phone book? This is a safety function so strangers won’t be able to anyhow call the number if they happen to find your child’s number. I feel safe.

Simply download the Ojoy app (available in Apple & Play store) to track your child. In the app, you can enter all the registered mobile numbers for your child to call you and vice versa. You can also send messengers through the app, everything is done there. 

Here's how the tracking screen looks like on the app:

SMS Message Screen:

(see, Sophie can only reply via voice message or the pre-installed text message to prevent strangers from using her smart watch to send a text.)

Available in 2 colours :)

Purple & Blue.

 

Recommended Age?

Primary 1 onwards.

Where to Buy? 

https://www.theojoy.com/ OR Singtel Shops
Add ons:
Screen Protector at $9.90.
Extra Charging Cable at $10.90

What’s inside the box?

1 charging cable, 1 watch, manual 
Comes with 1 year warranty.

Like and Share if you find this article helpful :)


Walk your Talk: STAND Shoes Review May 31 2019, 0 Comments

 

I was introduced to this brand - STAND recently. They sell shoes that can make you stand tall and confident :) If you want the perfect fit, Stand also does customization at an additional small fee.  

So, what do you stand for? I can proudly say I stand for Confidence! Believe in yourself. With confidence, you can accomplish many things. Over the years, I became more daring, I realized that if you never try, you never know if you fail or not. 

Brand History:

STAND is a home grown Singaporean brand that provides ready-made and customised shoes with a message behind to represent what you stand for. STAND is 100% handmade by a master craftsmen in Seoul, Korea. You  can design your very own footwear from scratch from style, colours, material, height, embellishments, imprints and even your initials or a message. Choose from a wide range of choices - heels, sneakers or sandals, STAND has got you covered!

 

It was love at 1st sight on this pair of Denim Heels. Its so comfy that I could walk whole day in it. Love it that the height is about 4cm high, which is not too steep for walking.

 

Video of me parading: https://youtu.be/34rEI2GVXQQ
Here are some lovely ready-made designs in-stores. You may head down to view.

Address:
Blum, 60 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Square, #01-81, Singapore 409051
Tel: +65 6242 3453

Opening Hours:
1100 – 2100

Specially for Our Readers:

Quote WESTANDTOGETHER to get 10% OFF the READY-TO-WEAR range at STAND Blumix Paya Lebar Square.

Find out what these ladies STAND for.
Shub, Social Media Mom
Renuka, The Fun Stuff
CK, Puzzle of Life
Irene, Goods Wanderers
Alicia, My Mini Me


WIN your very own CUSTOMISED STAND FOOTWEAR when you complete these steps.

HOW TO WIN

  1. Follow @standsg
  2. Follow all participating bloggers @lovebellavida @foodwanderers @shub_sg @aliciacho@ck.chai @thefunstuf
  3. Like each blogger’s giveaway post and tag as many friends in the comments on Instagram.

Terms & Conditions:

  • This Giveaway is only open to Singapore Residents.
  • Winner will be picked randomly and will qualify only if you have followed all steps.
  • Winner will be contacted through Instagram for your contact details.
  • Unfollowers will be banned from participating in future giveaways.
  • All products are not exchangeable.

Giveaway ends on 14 JUN 2359HRS (SGT) and winners will be announced on 17 JUN 1000HRS (SGT) in the comment section of the Instagram post.


Blast from the Past in Good Old Days Bistro May 22 2019, 0 Comments

Blast from the Past in Good Old Days Bistro

NEW: Kiddomo Discovery Playland opens in Johor Bahru May 15 2019, 0 Comments

 

Will you play with me? Johor Bahru has a NEW playground this May! Opening on 25 May, KIDDOMO DISCOVERY is located at the new R&F Mall (7 mins from JB Customs).

Its just opposite City Square Mall, so convenient!

Bring your kids to discover a whole new world :) 

About Kiddomo Discovery

Kiddomo Discovery is an innovative playland designed for children to discover the power of their imagination; at their own pace, in their own way.

The first playland of its kind in Malaysia Petaling Jaya, Kiddomo Discovery is opening its 2nd outlet at Johor Bahru! Singaporeans will now be able to enjoy this new play experience. Bring your child and exercise their creative imagination in a brand new way! This fresh experience is made possible by their unique approach that combines classical play with the latest technology

 

Location:

A 15,000sqft playland with a wide range of imagination-building activities including art, music, technology and creative play located at R&F Mall, Johor Bahru.

BABY GYM (under 3 years)

Kiddomo Discovery is suitable for kids age 2-15 years old.

Toddlers below 3 years old will be able to play at the baby gym.

Some Attractions:

KIDDOMO HEROES STATION

DISCOVERY STATION

HAPPINESS STATION


COLLECTION STATION


FITNESS STATION


PERFORMING STATION



CREATIVE STATION


KIDDOMO CAFE


MAGIC STATION

Set aside averagely 2-4 hours of play.

Your child may not want to leave!

Facilities inside: Cafe, Washroom & Breastfeeding Room.

Remember! Socks need to be worn throughout the playground.

Opening Promo:

1-for-1 ticket on 25 and 26 May.

Ticketing Info:

I cant wait to bring my kids there! 😃

All images rights - Kiddomo. 

Disclaimer: Sponsored post. Kiddomo provided me with the relevant info for this write-up.


Morphosis Hair Treatment for My Tresses May 15 2019, 0 Comments

Morphosis Hair Treatment for My Tresses

Our Legoland Holiday May 11 2019, 0 Comments

Fun at Legoland + Lego WaterPark + Legoland Hotel

Look Good, Feel Good with Vitayes April 30 2019, 0 Comments

Always wanted to remove years off your face? Now you can with VITAYES! 

Their lifting cream will instantly restore your youthfulness in 5 mins

Note: this is not a permanent effect but a cheat method to look young before your class gathering or someone's wedding when you want to look your best in front of others. Effect lasts for 9 hrs only.

 I applied 3 drops of the Eye serum under my eye and felt a little skin tightening effect. I guess it is working its magic onto my skin. Ta-dah! The effect is not obvious for me, maybe because I do not have much eye bags. But, this is very easy to use and you will have wrinkle free skin through the day!

About VITAYES

Vitayes is so called the "Effect Cosmetics" for those who want instant results. 

For best results, its recommended to use together with Perfector & Lifting Cream (shown above)

No needles, no surgery need.....:)

{image source: Vitayes SG website}

{image source: Vitayes SG website}

Vitayes Ageless Facelift – Instantly reduce the appearance of under-eye bags 

The revolutionary InstantAgeback formula reduces wrinkles and swollen eyes by as much as 85 percent in just 5 minutes, which lasts up to 9 hours. When used regularly, wrinkles and swollen eyes are permanently reduced by up to 35 percent.

Price: $88 Buy here

Vitayes Perfector Eye Serum – Illuminating Eye Serum

24 hours of continuous moisturizing leaves the skin deeply replenished. smooth and glowing with youth. Instant moisturizing effect.

Price: $68 Buy Here

 


A Unicorn theme Science Party for my 9 year old. March 25 2019, 0 Comments

12.12.2018 - the day my firstborn, Sophie turns 9 :) 

What a bittersweet feeling which means I have been a mother for 9 years! *Hooray* to myself! I survived Motherhood.

Certainly their preference for parties and celebration changes as the years go by. But with new classmates and friends, I couldn't say "No". In my heart, I wanted a party for her too :) 

So what theme? UNICORN craze is in! Ok, she likes Unicorn now. That's it, theme settled and onwards with the party planning.

For 9 year old kids, I consider them the not too young and not too old kids. Choosing a party activity is quite difficult as I do not wish to repeat what I have done for her and also want it to be different from her school friends. I mean its nothing new if the classmates were to experience the activity before, right? I had magician and indoor playground previously for her. 

I was doing research online for party activities. Many came up but only ONE caught my eye - A Science Experiment Party!

Hey, these 9 year olds have started learning Science this year, so apt to bring learning outside the classroom and in a party setting!

I went ahead to engage Newton Show for the party because they have many interesting hands-on experiments. I prefer kids to be more active rather than just sit and watch.

Instead of an e-card which I usually send out, we went ahead with Revelgram's cards. Sophie self written the personalised cards for her classmates. See that grin? :) The cards were given out 3 weeks prior to the party.

Revelgrams is a new online store specialising in journals, cards & stationary.

All designs are hand drawn before printing. 

 

It’s a blast! 1 hr of FUN to keep the girls (& adults) entertained. I chose their Dry Ice Show and 13 experiments was performed during the bday party :) Some of it includes Fire on the rainbow, Storm in the flask, Dry Ice Creation. @newtonshow_com did a great show in making everyone glued to the performance. ⁣


Kids do not just watch the spectacular experiments and amazing miracles, but they also get to take part in the shows themselves. Each kiddo brought home their own fave colour snow! ⁣

[Sophie & Ian's Snow]

They do many other theme parties eg, Superhero, Fairy, Harry Potter etc. 
⁣For more info on Newton Show's packages, click here.

 {Girl Power unite!}

 

Table Cover, Cake Plates, Cake Stand are all from Taobao. 

 

Unicorn cakes seem to be the IN thing right now. Soft, fluffy and tasty 😋 Sophie chose Vanilla flavour for her cake and it came in 3 layers! There were no leftovers so you can imagine the mouthwatering taste.
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I went ahead with @thecakelore.

 Our delectable Nutella Blossoms (steam cakes) were from @bake.shoot.eat

Love her drawings!!

I bought most of the goodie bag supplies from Taobao.com. You can do a search input 'Unicorn birthday' and a list of sellers will pop up. If you want my links, do drop me a note at my Instagram @aliciacho and I will share. 

I included Notepad, Pen & Hair tie inside the goodie bag, something useful. Most parents do not like to receive candies as part of the goodie bag anymore. 

[PROMOTION]
🗣👉🏻 For those who are considering something different for their parties, @newtonshow_com is offering 5% OFF any of the party packages. Just mention my name ‘aliciacho’ during booking :) 

 

Happy Party Planning!!

 

 


International Woman’s Day: What Makes Us Women March 07 2019, 0 Comments

 photo by: Cloud Productions From Left to Right: Isabelle, Shub, CK, Irene, Renuka, Alicia.

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women since 1911. This year, I’ve teamed up with these amazing women bloggers from different backgrounds and roles to talk about what defines us as women.

 

What Woman’s Role are you taking charge now?

Me? I am a mother of 2 – a girl in Primary 4 and a boy in Primary 2. Currently a full time mummy and a freelance talent. I also run an online costume rental business. Left my full time job in 2016 to spend more time with my kids. After all, our kids are only young once. As the saying goes…when you have kids, the days seem long but the years are short! I didn’t regret my choice and am happy with my life now. Flexible just the way I like it. Social Media has played a big part in making me sane despite mummy duties :) I also recharge by going to massages and facials.

 

Find out what these ladies think about what makes us women. :

 

What is the biggest challenge you face being a woman? - Isabelle, Love Bella Vida

So Shub, what’s your story? – Shub, Social Media Mom SG 

What should every woman try at least once in her life? – Irene, Goods Wanderers 

Name a woman who influenced you the most. – CK, Puzzle of Life 

What do you like and dislike about being a woman? – Renuka, The Fun Stuff 

 Photos by Cloud Productions. 

Specially for Our Readers: In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are giving away these PRIZES WORTH MORE THAN SGD$1000 to 1 GRAND WINNER and participation prizes to 3 WINNERS

Outdoor Family Photoshoot in Singapore by Cloud Productions

Dining for you and a friend at Good Old Days Bistro

Dining for you and a friend at Tulasi Vegetarian Restaurant

Gift Cards redeemable for 5 cups from Bober Tea

Midnight Lux Chocolate Cupcakes from Naked Cakes

Healthy Cooking Ingredients from HoneyCity

Supplements & Wipes for loved ones from SeniorCare

Soap Making Class for you and 3 friends by Eo4Kids

Health Screening by Integrated Health Centre

Hydration Serums from OuDao

Fashion Hamper from Beyond Essentials

Gift Tags from XOXO SG

Namecards from Printmystuff SG   

 

[HOW TO WIN]

1. Follow all participating bloggers and like each giveaway post. Tag as many friends, one tag per comment.

@lovebellavida @foodwanderers @socialmediamomsg @aliciacho

@ck.chai @thefunstuf

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2. Follow all participating brands. @sgcloudproductions @boberteasg @goodolddaysbistro @tulasivegcafe @printmystuffsg @eo4kids @nakedcakessg @honeycitysg @seniorcaresg @byondessentials @oudao13 @ihcglobalsg @xoxo_xoxosg @printmystuffsg

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🌟BONUS STEP: Repost giveaway post of each participating blogger on your Instagram profile and hashtag #sgwomensday2019 for a higher chance to win (make sure it's public).

Terms & Conditions:

• This Giveaway is only open to Singaporean residents.

• All winners are picked randomly and will be qualified only if you have followed all the mentioned steps.

• 1 Grand Winner will receive all products mentioned, 3 Participation Winners will receive a token package containing some of these products

• Winners will be contacted through Instagram for your contact/mailing details.

• Prices of products can be found on the websites provided in each individual blog post.

• Unfollowers will be banned from participating in future giveaways.

• All products are not exchangeable.


Giveaway ends on 22 MAR 2359HRS (SGT) and winners will be announced on 29 MAR 1000HRS (SGT) in the comment section of the Instagram post.


A Propitious Reunion at Amara Hotel January 29 2019, 0 Comments

A Propitious Reunion at Amara Hotel

My Photoshoot date with Cloudproductions.sg November 09 2018, 0 Comments

Photoshoot date with CloudProductions.sg

Review: My Melody Cafe November 03 2018, 0 Comments

Review of My Melody Cafe

Sophie's 5th Birthday Party February 07 2015, 0 Comments

Finally the big day for my girl, Sophie's birthday is here. We celebrated it on 6 Dec 2014 with her favourite theme - Frozen!! It is the most popular theme right now and she has been asking me since March'14 when is her birthday and why is her birthday so long? Sorry my little girl.....you are born on 12 Dec. Whenever she see mummy's customer came over to rent the Elsa costume for their girl's party, she will ask me the same question over and over again - "Why is my birthday so long?" She is so cute, but I can only tell her I'm sorry you are born in Dec, you cant choose when you want to be born. I asked her to be patient and finally its Dec! In Nov, when mummy started planning the party and asked her where does she want the party to be held. She said her favorite playground - Cool de Sac. Its located at Suntec City with a big play area for craft activities and play. They have 3 party rooms and we took the 2nd biggest room. Max capacity is 30 kids and we had 20 kids on that day. I find the room a little cramp as not all the adults are able to fit inside the room and watch the kids play games. Adults would have to sit on the floor if they would like to watch them play. Else, they would sit outside at the private area cordoned off for them to eat and chat. Most of her friends invited were from her childcare so Sophie was very excited when they arrived at the party.

Here are some pictures of the party for your viewing pleasure :) 

 

Our Elsa Cake is from Cupcakelicious, the cake is not too sweet, just nice for children and adults.

Everyone LOVES it! Contact Mabel at 9746 8825 to order. 

Our cupcake is from Eme's Pantry

 

I requested for Vanilla cupcakes & blue butter cream. The taste is just right and it was wipe out within 1 hr.

Contact Eme at 9621 0956 to order. She does halal cakes and cookies :)


Straits Times Feature on 1 March 2014 June 13 2014, 0 Comments

So happy to be featured on Straits Times, Saturday Times. There's a short write-up on my little business. Many of my friends and colleagues started messaging me on watsapp/SMS to ask if that was me and also to congratulate me. :) Very touched! My mum also had friends calling her to check if it was her daughter on newspaper. Yes, it is.....

I thank God for this feature as it brings me more biz. People search for my name and found me on Facebook and Google. Straits Times is very effective! Dispite not mentioning my online shop name, people are still quite hardworking to use Google. There's one customer who search me on google and called me on the very Saturday. . He needed a snow white costume for his daughter's birthday party and when I told him that Yes I have, he was so happy! I'm glad that I managed to solve his problem :)

Read my feature below :)

 

 

 

 

 


Welcome!! October 29 2013, 0 Comments

Hello! Welcome to my 1st blog post! I'm very happy that I have finally got my hands on creating a website for my online shop rather than just a page in Facebook. I was thinking hard for the past few months if I should spend the $ on a website or not? After all, it is just a small business. But, I'm glad I did. I want everyone who is a parent to know about My Mini-Me. Please help me spread the word around, ok? Thanks in advance.

I love dressing my kids up hence decided to do something related to fashion and looking cute and pretty. Hence My Mini-Me is born. My Mini-Me specializes in Children's Costume rental and affordable children's products. I'm always looking for advertising opportunities so if you own a BlogShop as well and would want to partner with me, let me know.

'LIKE' us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/likeminime  

Drop me a note at ilikeminime@gmail.com if you have anything to say to me or simply just say "Hi"

Cheers

Alicia Cho