Are you looking for a natural and toxic free deodorants? Can't take inhaling in the chemicals from aerosol antiperspirant sprays like me? Rustic Maka Pachy Deodorants is the way to go! I have received their deodorants in different fragrances — Rough Rivers, Citrus Gardens and Calming Fields. All of their deodorants are cruelty-free, vegan certified and non-GMO without any aluminium, parabens nor synthetic fragrances.

Both Daniel and I has tried them and we really love it. It is very effective and smells naturally pleasant with a mild scent and not a strong smell. I absolutely dislike the pervasive smell of the spray ones. I personally don't use the spray ones, only roll ons. But Daniel used to use the spray ones and the whole house would be filled with that unpleasant artificial fragrance, even after a long time, the smell still lingers. I'm pretty sure there would be long term health effects when inhaled for a prolonged period of time too. ICK.

Other than it being a little rough and painful on the skin during application, these deodorants are the perfect alternative to the chemical ones. So if you have been using industrialized deodorants and antiperspirants your whole life, it's time for a change to a healthier and natural choice!

Pachy Deodorant - Citrus Gardens - Travel 1oz/28g, USD 5.95

Ingredients: Manihot Esculenta (Arrowroot) Tapioca Powder*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax**, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Oil, Saliva Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil 

*Certified Organic Ingredient, **Wildcrafted Ingredient

This has my favourite smell out of the all. Very citrusy!

Due to our perspiration being naturally acidic, our skin might react adversely to the range that has baking soda, like a reaction between vinegar (pH 2.2) and baking soda. The lower level pH your perspiration is, the more likely you will have a reaction. But fret not! Rustic Maka offers the Citrus Gardens deodorant with a baking soda-free formulaHip hip hooray!

Also comes in a bigger size of 3.2oz/90g at USD 9.95.

Pachy Deodorant - Rough Rivers (For Men) - Travel 1oz/28g, USD 5.95

Ingredients: Manihot Esculenta (Arrowroot) Tapioca Powder*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax**, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil 

*Certified Organic Ingredient, **Wildcrafted Ingredient

Daniel has been using this and it's finished now so he'd moved on to using the Calming Fields (bottom).

Pachy Deodorant - Calming Fields 3.2oz/90g, USD 9.95

Ingredients: Manihot Esculenta (Arrowroot) Tapioca Powder*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax**, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil 

*Certified Organic Ingredient, **Wildcrafted Ingredient

They all smell so amazing!

Stay updated with Rustic Maka news by following them on IG @rusticmaka.

What's not to love about an all natural deodorant with a reasonable price tag?
Would you make the switch today? 😉

Winter Organics has launched 4 new products and none of it disappoints!!! After using their Chamomile Facial Cleanser, I was excited to try these new products and see if these are also worth raving about. And once again, it did not fail to amaze...

They have recently launched the Calendula Shower Gel, Cacao Facial Scrub. Macadamia Hand & Body Lotion and Macadamia Hand Cream, all being 100% natural, certified organic, cruelty-free and vegan.

Let's break it down...

Like the facial cleanser, because it is natural, there was not much lather to it but you can still see the concentrated gel as you massage and spread it around your body. It would be a better experience using it with a bathing mesh pouf sponge.  The shower gel smells really pleasant and natural. 

Although the directions states to avoid eye area, it has been tears-free (so far) when the foam accidentally goes into the eyes, similar to the Chamomile facial cleanser. I have been using it on Hansel as well and I have yet to hear him scream whenever I clean his face with this and I know the foam have inevitably went into his eyes. I would still quickly rinse it off once I am done cleaning his face though, not purposely leaving it for longer just because he isn't crying.

The skin also feels smoother and hydrated after using it. 

However, I find the usual price (SGD 20) a little steep if you buy it individually, for a 200ml bottle. They are currently offering a special price of SGD 16 for one. Fortunately, they also offer a bundle of 3 at SGD 48 so when it reverts back to its original price, you have that option. I would go for that!

This smells heavenly!!! Chocolate paradise to be exact. I would use this everyday if I could but please don't! It is so concentrated with three gentle exfoliants (no microbeads involved!)  Bamboo powder, Argan Shell powder and Olive Seed powder  that with every massage of your finger tips, you can feel them gently exfoliating your dead skin on your face.

The choco smell from the cacao is......  Combined with olive squalane and papaya extract, this scrub really 'aroma game strong'
Don't be surprised when you feel tempted to put some in your mouth to try hahahaha!

It does not end there! The results after using it was extremely satisfying as well! 
My face always feel really smooth and clean after a scrub with this.

The price is also a little on the higher end for this 100ml bottle but having said that, a little of this product goes a long way so I will update when I find out how long/many scrubs this bottle could last for me once I've finished it.

One of my saviors for the early dry winter in Sweden. I never knew macadamia nuts could be made into hand/body lotions/cream! Apparently, according to Winter Organics, Macadamia nut milk/oil is rich in vitamin E, helps improves the appearance of scars, helps with sunburn and other skin irritation. It also promotes skin elasticity, youthful appearance and restore skin’s barrier function. Smells pretty good too. Wow!

A very concentrated lotion and you don't need a lot of it. I use this for my arms and Vintage Body Care's Simply Shea Healing Lotion for my legs. It moisturizes well but I still bring their Macadamia hand cream out to reapply on my hands where it is exposed the most so it's always dry and flaky.

This is the Macadamia Hand & Body Lotion, just in a travel sized bottle so you can conveniently put it in your jacket pocket/purse for use when you are outside/travelling. My winter jacket pocket is it's permanent home now! Relieves hand dryness instantly and feels really nice.

They ship within Singapore with no minimum spending for free and Internationally when you spend a min. of SGD 50! They also offer a Skincare Bundle of all 5 products —  Chamomile Facial Cleanser, Calendula Shower Gel, Cacao Facial Scrub, Macadamia Hand & Body Lotion and Macadamia Hand Cream for 30% off it's usual price! Get them all for SGD 69 instead of SGD 98!

Winter Organics has officially made it to my holy grail must-have brand list!
Leave a comment and let me know if it has become yours too!

I have received September's Japan Candy Box and it has been a pleasure unboxing eating (the snacks and candies in) it. Of course, since when is it not? Eating has always been a pleasure... *proudly pats belly*

Also, like my April's unboxing, you can enter to win one of these cute boxes right in this post!!!

Every box of snacks and candies come with an itemized list in English.

I have no idea why but this month's box has 2 candy DIY kits! I love the Popin' Cookin' and Kracie's DIY kits. They are so creative and adorable! Fun to play with, and then of course to eat it. All their sweets are yummy too, not once did I find it yucky.

Left to right:
Kabaya Mixed Fruit Bottle Candy, 32g
They are small little hard balls of candy in different fruity flavours.
Great on its own, also great when you pop into your mouth a handful of different flavours!

Coris Soft Centered Grape Gum, 3 gum balls
So goooood! I love any gum(mies) grape.

Kanro Pure Mini Gummies, 6 gummy hearts
They're strawberry flavoured, and really yummy too.
I had only 2 and wanted to let Daniel have 2 or 3 as well but Hansel took 3 while I wasn't watching, leaving only 1 for his daddy......

Oh nothing here, just me blowing a bubble with the grape gum hahaha move on...

Lotte Pokemon Ramune Candy, 12g
Cola flavoured and melts slowly in the mouth... Mmmm~

Coris Berry Mix Soft Candy Gum, not stated
Note of CAUTION: This candy gave me quite a scare! Hansel came back from school
and asked what was that. I told him and said he could have a few since they were so small.
Fortunately, I had it with him. I had only one at first and I could swallow it like it was a chewy sweet.

Then, I decided to pour a lot into my mouth right from the box. I started chewing on it and noticed something wasn't right. It wasn't dissolving and it felt like it was getting firmer like a gum as I continued chewing. It was then I realised that it's gum and stopped Hansel from having more. He only had one or two then. 

I know there's not a huge health risk with swallowing a few small pieces of gum but better safe than sorry right, especially with a 3 year old? ;)

Calbee Vegetable Snacks, 10g
Favourite of the lot! 
Hansel also ate more than he should and left so little for poor daddy who's on the way back from work and can't even defend it...

Popin' Cookin' Oekaki Animal Candy Land DIY Kit, 24g
This is really cute. It's like clay painting art but with white candy instead.
Can be difficult to control the colors though, kept merging together :(

Tohato Caramel Corn Peanut Flavour, 23g
Crunchy and tasty but I prefer the original flavour.

Kracie Dodotto Octopus Eggs DIY Kit, 18g
KAWAIIIIIII~~~~~ Look at the octopus pump (pictured below)!!!
Pumps out these little red/pink colored balls into the fluid which solidifies it to look like eggs! 
Amazing, really... And so fun!

Doraemon Ramune Squash Soda Bubble Gum, 5 strips

These yummy japanese snacks and candies could be yours to devour too!!!
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It is open internationally so anyone can participate! 
Giveaway ends on the 30th November 2016. 
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Winner wins 1 Japan Candy Box. 

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Disclosure: I was provided with September's box from Japan Candy Box for the purposes of this review.
No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.