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If you are in for an adventure paired with lengthy, quirky, brutal honest thoughts then you are in the right place.

My name is Arisa and was a cosplayer for 12 years in Malaysia before settling down in Kyoto, Japan. Exploring Japan full time has been a long time dream of mine, so let's explore it together!
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Wunderbath | Stretchmark Free Skin

Thank you Wunderbath for showering my skin with so much love!

Stretchmarks or tiger stripes, i am pretty sure most of you have seen those traumatizing photo viraling on social media especially on empowering women to bear their stripes proudly (good for them) but what if i told you that all these can be prevented if only you were diligent enough to follow a certain skincare routine that could save you from a life time scar?
Well, if you had 4-5 kids like my mom, then it's unavoidable already la..but 1-2 kids your skin isn't supposed to look like you have lost 100kg overnight like one of those biggest loser contestants lol.
Not trying to insult anyone here, if you love having those stripes then by all means please don't complain about having self esteem issues later during summer when it's time to whip out those bikinis.

If can prevent that from happening, that's even better!   

Lesser one problem to contribute to potential postpartum depression (that shit is real guys), this depression isn't something everyone would get as well and from stories i've read and heard this mental breakdown can be a real stress issue for new mothers. Only a handful will experience it on a severe level but it's not something one can't manage with the help of loved ones unless you are totally alone like me with a long history of depression and bipolar issues :-/
Might need to reserve a lock up room and be separated away from #mylilparasite when that happens *choi touch wood*.
Okay, doing way off topic as usual lol as i am not here to talk about weight loss or depression issues but to share with you on a product that i am currently using and think that i would be really helpful for expecting mothers out there who are also feeling the insane itch as i am!

FYI: Stretchmarks are exactly like scars caused by rapid weight gain or loss, they are there to stay and once you get'em, you can't reverse the state no matter what you do. Probably you can lessen them with creams/ oils but it will still be visible nonetheless. 

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As most of you have seen my baby bump photos and videos, there isn't a traces of stretchmarks, probably some discoloration patches (it's called Hyperpigmentation caused by excess melanin) here and there but overall it looks the same as before i was expecting. Guess i owe all this to a miracle homemade local beauty brand called Wunderbath!
Also because i am 'rajin' enough to slatter it unto my belly everyday la, my efforts need some credits also lol.
The belly is stretching every single day and for those of you who don't know that the itching that comes with it isn't your average kind of itch, it's the "i want to tear my entire skin out" kinda itch. Sounds painful right?
It does actually hurt as much as it sounds lol, if you aren't too mindful when you scratch it, you might end up tearing your skin or with red stripes that soon turn into scars. Who says being preganat is easy? It's lies really when they say the whole process is beautiful but what they fail to mention was the pain that came with it (not childbearing pain ya) that one has to endure for 9 months *cry*

Not sure why we developed a "middle line" across our belly, it's like telling the doctor, "hey cut my belly open following the line across my belly!" that was what i thought as a kid la when i first saw my mom's pregnant belly and hers had quite a dark prominent line too D:
Of course your doctor isn't gonna cut from that direction la, for c-section it's usually cut horizontally and below your belly where they'll stick their hands in and pull your baby out. Sounds pretty gross having someone else's hands in your belly eh? 

Some might experience severe itchiness but some cases are mild, pregnancy varies from people to people (not gonna say ladies because there are successful males who gave birth too!) my case is considered somewhat mild and it only gets really bad when #mylilparasite starts kicking non stop all of a sudden, that happens usually around 2-3am when i need my sleep =.=

Only the particular spot she kicks repeatedly would start to itch like mad, so to prevent that from happening ever again (lesson learnt from a couple of times) i'll always make sure my belly is coated generously with Wunderbath's Hakuna Your Tatas Body Butter after showering. Surprising enough this body butter works like magic too, i'm usually against body butters as from my past experience they tend to be so thick & rich that it makes your skin feels somewhat 'suffocated' and like all my beauty products i use, i prefer them to be lightweight, quick absorbing and of course effective

And Wunderbath's body butter just fits the bill, it's now my holy grail which i can't live without and there is never a day i would miss applying it as i have experimented on days when i didn't (by accident), those were my biggest regrets ever. It's the only thing keeping me from ripping my belly apart lol.

I'm down to 30% left D: 
Need to stock up on another tub! 
So if you are an expecting mom or have friend who are expecting, you can buy a tub of this body butter for them (or yourself) to try.

Love how they creatively named and designed each and every one of their products, well naming the body butter Hakuna Your Tatas seems like a legit name, since my "tatas" (not my belly) were also itching occasionally lol, if you guys get what i mean :-P
One thing great about Wunderbath is that their brand is homemade, using the finest ingredients you can find and the price is at an affordable range too, their unique factor is being able to make customized orders according to your needs like if you need them for wedding door gifts, company functions, dinners or even specially curated beauty boxes for a beauty junkie friend! 

I understand for those who have concerns whether their products are suitable for sensitive skinned people, but do rest assured that their brand is made with the purpose to cater to people like us!
Since they are carefully handmade in small batches for quality control purposes, it is also Vegan, Animal Cruelty Free, Paraben Free with no preservatives at all. Basically only raw ingredients are used to make their products.

My beauty box specially handpicked by Wunderbath's owner :D

So moving on to the cute heart shaped bathbomb, which is my 2nd favorite on the list and i wouldn't mind coming back for more bath bombs since they also released a new batch of designs and one of them includes having a pokemon toy surprise in it :-P
Before this i never bothered to get bathbombs because i don't have a bathtub to enjoy it in lol unless of course i was staying in a hotel la but after moving into my new place about May this year, am so glad it came with a decent size bathtub which i did my Rize, Tokyo Ghoul shoot in it too! Though i wish i could have been smaller like the ones in Japan so it save more space and doesn't require as much water wastage, but better than nothing so best not to complain lol.
Never knew that one of the main key ingredients commonly found in bathbombs were SLS- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.
It's a cheap detergent substance that is harmful to the body on prolong exposure/ usage and quite a number of cosmetics or beauty products in general contains them D:
So if you have a favorite commercial bath bomb brand you always use and purchase from, make sure to check out their ingredients first to check if it's safe.

Wunderbath's bathbombs are 100% SLS FREE!

If Wunderbath never mentioned about SLS, like every ignorant consumer i wouldn't have bat an eye about it but being pregnant, i have to make sure that everything i do, consume, apply is safe for the baby too (really tedious at times) so imagine the amount of headache i face daily when i am sent beauty products by brands and expected to review them without them considering my health condition. Hence that's why i am pretty selective these days on what i review on my blog, not to be a prima donna or anything, but hey.. my baby's health comes first and unless they want to pay for any damages (which i doubt so) i would stand firm on my ground. 

At least some brands are honest about their treatments and products whenever i inquire if it is pregnancy safe, but I've came across a couple of dishonest ones like my previous gel nail review which i was forbidden to blogged about that horrible experience by the agent that engaged me, as it caused 80% of my nails to drop off entirely resulting alot of blood and painful nail-less weeks. Till this day, my nails are still brittle and ugly looking no thanks to their cheapo china made gel products. Painful AF, but i can't do anything about it :-/

Looking at my nails just makes me recall that horrible incident, on top of what i have to deal with (idiots) on a daily basis, so what's better why than to get my mind off the stress than to have a good long soak in my bathtub right?
That's after i clean it la, my cat Mori practically owns the bathroom lol because the toilet bowl is his drinking bowl (gross i know) and he sleeps and sheds tons of fur inside the bathtub making it look like i shaved him =.=
And the latest asshole stunt he did was peeing in the tub! Had to clean, detolized the entire tub before i could use it, cats are real assholes sometimes (most of the time actually).

Remember that orange vitamin C drink that fizzes when it comes in contact with water?
Imagine that happening in a bathtub scale lol.

The bathbomb i got from Wunderbath was inspired by the black goth bath that was first made by @toxicbitchcraft on instagram that went viral with over 1.6 million views the day she posted it lol
You gotta admit, that was pretty cool. Bet there's tons of charcoal powder in there for it to be as black as that but colors isn't something that matter to me that much in a bathbomb, what matters most is the scent and how it makes my skin feel afterwards.

I've tried some mini bath bombs (used for mani-pedi) previously but always found them to be unusually oily for my liking, i understand that it's supposed to "moisturized" my skin but it felt like i've douse my entire hand and feet into a bucket of oil lol. But glad i didn't get that from using wunderbath's bathbomb, pretty much enjoyed it but learnt that my tub needs at least x2 bathbombs for better effect as it's considered medium sized.

Having smooth skin, a more relaxed state of mind, this was definitely a long overdue soak i needed and i should do this once every 2 weeks or at least once a month!
Always telling myself that i can't afford to spend 30mins- 1 hour in the toilet pampering myself (my baths takes usually 5 minutes max) shows how much i've neglected my overall well-being as a person, it's like there is no life and work balance anymore these days. Thank you Wunderbath for making me realize that i needed to take a step back, to soak away my worries and relax sometimes when things starts to feel like crap.

Feel like having a good hot soak now? Complete it with Wunderbath's bathbombs or other skincare essentials that would leave you feeling all rejuvenated again :)

Black as my soul? 
Pretty much, more like black as my brutal honesty. 

More info on Wunderbath's shop do visit their official Facebook page: Wunderbath Co
Contact/ PM to order: hello@wunderbath.co/ 0169576432


Bubble Gum Wax Feature

Being extra hairy during pregnancy isn't something new to me anymore, caused by sudden changes of hormones (unbalanced) causing some women to be extra hairy than usual and at weird body parts too! How we all wished it was our scalp hair that grew more instead of the rest of our body lol. By default i know i am abit slight hairier that most people and comparing will all my ex-s think i have more body hair than them which is downright unfair because i'm a girl and yet i feel like a gorilla :-/
No, don't you guys dare to think about Harambe please lol.
During my 2nd trimester when i found out i was with my lil parasite already, i started noticing that the hair around my belly area became somewhat more prominent than usual but i didn't think too much about it till i started taking close up video shots of my belly trying to document lil parasite's movements but ended up seeing fuzzy distracting hair instead -_-

This was back in June, as the months passed it grew even more T_T

Yep, that did tick me off at one point because my stomach has always been hairless all this while and out of the blue it became the center of hair-ttention so i had to do something about it!
What's even worse when i found out i have to put my IPL membership with Musee on hold till after i finish breastfeeding, that would be like almost 2 years wei! As they do not allow pregnant customers to proceed with their hair removal services, at times like these how i thank the stars for having waxing parlors that doesn't turn away expecting customers ;_;
Thank you Bubble Gum Wax for encouraging expecting customers like us to feel confident again in our most vulnerable state!

If you are really conscious like me about body hair then having your legs spread open for the doctor during child birth must be really awkward with a bush in the middle lol and i swear never to go in like that without a wax first! Time to schedule another wax session for end of October before i am due in mid November XD
It's proven safe to wax up to the 9th month and you can start as early as the 3rd month onwards, so no reason for expecting mothers to go in full bush untrimmed and all (gross), practice a lil hygiene la while at the same time keep yourself well groomed ;)

Smooth belly all again!
The only hair you should have is on your head, the rest on your body is unnecessary with our Malaysian heat lol and trust me on the confidence part, especially when you just got your legs waxed, as wearing shorts and mini skirts feels x10000 times better without those pesky leg hairs, plus it would look slightly more fairer too.

Once you start waxing, you'll never go back because the smoothness is something you will get addicted to lol even had some friends who agreed on that. When you mention waxing, first thing that strikes a person's mind is the fear of "pain" which isn't at all that bad to be honest when you do it Bubble Gum wax as their trained staffs are really careful with the whole procedure making sure you have enjoyable experience all the way (compared to other places i've tried before), also they do give advises before waxing certain areas like mine especially since i am requesting to wax on stretched skin (the belly). I was told that there will be chances of pimples popping around the area but thank goodness it was just a couple of small ones which i can live with and never once had a problem with ingrown hair with BBW because the waxing was done properly.

For those who are new to waxing down there (i call them wax-virgins) Bubble Gum wax does have an introductory price for Brazilian wax (S) at only RM29!
As for Watsons card members, you are entitled to RM30 off when you flash your card or watsons phone app valid for redemption till 30th September only. Don't miss out this opportunity to save with Watsons and shed with Bubble Gum wax. More details can be found HERE

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1 comment:

  1. Hello!

    I just thought I'd point out - no lady is immune to stretchmarks, not even you. I was totally naive, and thought I wouldn't get any. I got to 40 weeks (my due date) without any, and then stretchmarks appeared almost overnight, my son was born at 40+11, he's now 3 and the marks are hardly visible.

    I just think it's wrong to give out false hope to expectant mothers - most ladies get stretchmarks around week 38-40! The only way to know if the product you're talking about actually works is to wait until the end of your pregnancy (the period you're most likely to get stretchmarks) as you won't know until your baby is out, just like any other mother, whether you'll have stretchmarks or not. And it doesn't even matter. You've created a human. And they fade.



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