Category: Review

Zeeview | Gelli Baff

Zee recently received a press drop all the way from the U.K. She was really excited when she opened the parcel and discovered boxes of Zimpli Kids’ Gelli Baff and Slime Baff. ๐Ÿ™‚

Gelli Baff

Naturally, the Princess Pink Gelli Baff attracted her attention first, and she couldn’t wait to hop into the bathtub to try it out! Moms out there, I know you’ll agree with me – anytime a child is this happy and eager to bath, it’s a HUGE win! So this mom was already impressed with the product, and we hadn’t even opened the box yet! ๐Ÿ˜

Gelli Baff

What is Gelli Baff?

It’s a totally unique, fun, bathtime product that lets you turn water into goo and back again!

Adding Gelli Baff powder to water, magically transforms the water into brightly coloured goo! Once your littles are done playing (according to Zee, this is when their hands and feet are sufficiently wrinkled ๐Ÿ˜),ย add the second โ€˜dissolverโ€™ powder to turnย theย gooย back to liquid which canย be drained away safely and easily.

And now, the really important stuff:

โ€ข It contains no harmful chemicals, making it kind on delicate little skin.
โ€ข It is biodegradable and environmentally safe, making it kind on the planet.
โ€ข It is stain free, making it kind on moms. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s how it went when we tried the Princess Pink Gelli Baff

First, I asked Shawn to pour in the pink powder, so I could handle the photos/videos. Of course he saw this as his chance to have a Salt Bae moment on camera. No words. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Gelli Baff

Dad’s antics done, he poured the rest of the powder in… the water quickly began to turn bright pink, and then gooey, much to Zee’s delight. She loved the “jelly texture and the strawberry smell”, and she had all sorts of other things to say about why Gelli Baff is the coolest thing ever. Hear all about it in the short video clips below.

Gelli Baff

Gelli Baff

Guess who's loving Gelli Baff from @zimplikids ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’– Look out for a Zeeview on the blog a little later today. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Zee’s final verdict

How many smiley faces would you give Gelli Baff?

“I really, really like it, and I had a lot of fun, so I give it 6001 smiley faces!”

You’d think by now I’d have learned to be more specific. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Now, how many smiley faces would you give Gelli Baff out of 5?

“Oh! *cue giggles* I give it 4 out of 5.”

Would you like to share with the readers why it’s not 5 out of 5?

“Mmmm… maybe if it felt a little more jelly, you know like jelly jelly, then I’d give it 5 smiley faces.”

Ah, ok. Thank you baba.

So there you have it, a score of 4/5 from my little person. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

Mom tip: I think if I’d filled the bathtub with a little less water, she may have had that jelly jelly goo she was looking for, so keep that in mind if you try this out with your goo-loving little ones.

Gelli Baff

Mom’s final thoughts on Gelli Baff

This is a really fun bath time product. The goo is, as Zee put it, really cool! I love that it’s 100% safe on my little rascal’s skin, which is extremely important. I love that it made her ASK to have a bath. ๐Ÿ˜‚ And I love how there was basically zero cleaning to be done afterwards. The pink water drained away easily, and left no marks!

We’ll try the Gunky Green Slime Baff soon, and we’ll share our thoughts with you once we do.

Gelli Baff and Slime Baff will be available in Toys R Us from the end of October 2017.

INOAR Botox

I’m just going to put it out there – I had Botox done, and it was just the lift I needed!

No, not that Botox… Let’s hope there’s no need for that anytime in the foreseeable future (on that note, note to self: remember to moisturize, use sunscreen, and drink loads of water everydayย ๐Ÿ˜‹).

This Botox was on my hair. Last Sunday I was invited to try out INOAR‘s Botox for hair, G.Hair B-Tox.

INOAR Professional is a hair treatment research and manufacturing company that distributes globally and is one of ย the largest hair treatment companies ย in the world. The company was founded by Ino Manoel in the year 2000. With an outstanding range of in-salon treatments and after care, INOAR has a product for every hair type.

In case you’re wondering what hair Botox is, here’s a little information about the product:

G.Hair B-Tox is designed as a quick and instant fix for damaged hair. It contains Wheat Germ oil, Argan oil, Shea Butter, Hydrolyzed Keratin, and Grape Extract. The treatment is rich in Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as antioxidants, all of which protect your hair from the harmful stuff. It can be done as a stand-alone treatment after colour, or as a booster in between Brazilian treatments.

INOAR Botox

And these are the benefits you can expect after a G.Hair B-Tox treatment:

* Restores and hydrates
* Promotes hair growth
* Strengthens hair
* Volume reduction
* Frizz reduction
* Curl reduction
* Manageable hair
* Reduces knots and easily detangles
* Adds shine

INOAR Botox

I arrived for my appointment at the very busy (yes, even on a Sunday; testament to how amazing these ladies are) Sorbet Drybar Dunkeld about 10 minutes early. I only waited a short while before I was helped by Loveth. First, she washed and then towel-dried my hair. Next, she applied the G.Hair B-Tox mask to my hair. She combed it through, ensuring that the product was evenly applied to all the hair. Then she wrapped my hair in cling wrap (quite a fab look ๐Ÿ˜‚), and informed me that we’d have to wait 30 minutes. I relaxed with a cup of coffee, while waiting for the Botox to work it’s magic.

Something I was very impressed with by this point was how gentle the treatment was on my usually sensitive scalp (and on my extremely sensitive nose haha) – there was no burning or itching, and there was no strong smell. Most hair treatments come with all 3 nasties, so I was very happy with this one.

Once our 30 minutes was up, Loveth rinsed the mask off, and treated me to the most wonderful head massage (easy to see whyย her name starts with Love!). Once my massage was done, and before I could doze off, it was time for the big reveal – would my hair look and feel as promised? Loveth blow dried my hair, and styled it with round brushes at the ends. Once she was done, I couldn’t help but smile. My (naturally curly, and sometimes dry) hair looked shiny and really pretty, and it felt soft and light. Lifeless and dull hair revived in 30 minutes? Check! ๐Ÿ™‚

The results of the treatment can last for 4 weeks, so I’m looking forward to seeing how mine holds up. I’m really impressed with it so far. It’s been 9 days, and my hair really feels strong and healthy.

If, like myself, you’ve not really treated your hair (no, regular washes don’t count) in a while, INOAR Botox would be a brilliant idea to get it – and you – looking and feeling brand new again.

INOAR Botox

Contact Sorbet Drybar Dunkeld on 011-325-2921 or 076-211-4554, or dunkeld@sorbetdrybar.co.za to make an appointment.

INOAR Botox

INOAR Botox

INOAR Botox

Daily Dish – the busy mom’s perfect sidekick

One of my least favorite tasks during the week is deciding what’s for dinner. Not being the most decisive or creative of individuals doesn’t help either. And don’t get me started on the times I do know exactly what I’d like to make, only to find I don’t have all the ingredients I need – of course this usually happens on those days when I’m feeling too tired (or lazy) to make that run to the shop; those days when I have really bad bed hair all day; or when I just don’t feel like putting on pants and going out in public. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Daily Dish - pants meme

Enter Daily Dish

I was recently asked if I’d like to try a dinner box from Daily Dish. Four nights of not having to worry about what to cook, plus no annoying “missing ingredients” trips to the shops? Um, YES PLEASE! ๐Ÿ˜€

We know you want to eat delicious, freshly prepared food every day. When you don’t have the time to shop or pick a menu, we’d love to take care of it for you.

Daily Dish is South Africa’s first weekly meal kit delivery service, bringing convenience to busy moms since 2013. There are seven different dinner boxes, so there’s an option for just about everyone. I went with the Classic Box – chicken, beef, fish, pork, and a variety of vegetables made this the ideal choice for my family.

Daily Dish dinner box options

Once I let Diane know which box I wanted, I received an email confirming that I’d be receiving the Classic Box 4, and advising which items I’d need from my pantry. Olive oil, salt, freshly ground pepper, 4 eggs, and butter. That’s it, that’s all you need. Everything else is in the box. How great?

When the box arrived on Monday, the thing that really stood out was how fresh and beautiful the ingredients looked. The recipes are impressively presented too – each one on an A4 card, with a lovely photo of the dish at the bottom, giving you an idea of what you can expect once you’re done playing Masterchef that evening.

Daily Dish - menu

Daily Dish recipe

On the first night, I made Sriracha Chicken Noodles. All three of us loved this dish. Zee even asked for more – anyone with little kids will tell you this is always awesome (and doesn’t happen too often).

On Tuesday, I made Lebanese Kebabs instead of the Shakshuka, as I hadn’t yet bought the eggs. We enjoyed it, but not quite as much as the noodles from the night before.

Tuesday dinner with @dailydishforyou ๐Ÿ’›. . . . #LebaneseKebabs #dinnerbox #dailydish #blogreview #foodie

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And then it was Trout Shakshuka on Wednesday, and Country Mash-Up on Thursday. Both dishes were approved by Zee, with the only criticism (from all of us) being that the Shakshuka was too salty. I should’ve realized the feta would cause the dish to become quite salty, so adding a pinch of salt to the elements as I prepared them was probably not the smartest move.

The winner for our family was the Sriracha Chicken Noodles. What an absolutely delicious dish! Although, everyone trying out the fresh, wholesome, yummy, super convenient dinner boxes from Daily Dish is a winner. And get this – they also have Wine Boxes!

Daily Dish - wine gif

Final verdict

Daily Dish is an excellent service, and definitely worth a try.