Monthly Archives: May 2013

Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protector Extra Mild – Great for Kids too!

Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protector Extra Mild

Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protector Extra Mild

Anya has swimming lessons every week and I usually have to lug along a big bag of our swim things and different types of sunscreen for her and for me. But the swimming bag is a bit lighter now because I only have to bring one sun protection cream that we can both use!

Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protector Extra Mild protects skin from UVA/ UVB rays and contains no UV absorbers, alcohol, fragrance or paraben. That’s good news for people with sensitive skin. My skin is quite thin and sensitive so my face gets really irritated by products containing fragrance! And since it doesn’t contain any of the harmful stuff found in other sunscreens, this sun protection cream is perfect for kids too. Plus, it’s moisturising!

I have a bad habit of jumping into the pool right after applying sunscreen so I always end up getting sunscreen running into my eyes. Oh, the pain and suffering! This Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protector Extra Mild sun protection cream claims to be water-resistant, so I put it to the test and it truly is. It really stays put!

My favourite thing about this sun protection cream is that it doesn’t leave a horrible white cast on the skin. I look absolutely normal after applying it instead of strange and pasty. And it is easy to apply with a convenient flip cap that allows me to hold, open and close the tube with just one hand. I’m seriously in love with this Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protector Extra Mild sun protection cream!

GIVEAWAY! :)

I have three tubes of Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protector Extra Mild sun protection cream (50ml) worth $62 each to give away to three lucky readers! To qualify, simply do the following by 6 JUNE 2013, 2359H:

1. Like the ‘In the Wee Hours’ Facebook page.
2. Leave a comment here telling me the most important thing you look for in a sunscreen!

RESULTS! :)

Thank you for taking part! Congrats to Ai (11), Angeline (27) and Eileen Lim (34).

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Disclaimer: I was given a tube of Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protector Extra Mild sun protection cream for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

The Magic Porridge Pot

We caught The Magic Porridge Pot on Vesak Day! It was nice bumping into so many familiar faces there. Anya was quite excited to see some of her classmates seated near her in the audience.

waiting eagerly

waiting eagerly

with the cast and some of her classmates

with the cast and some of her classmates

I didn’t really like the way the play started, with the cast members wearing masks and making random noises to communicate. I think it scared some of the younger kids (there was a fair bit of wailing) and didn’t add anything to the play. Some parts of the play were a bit wordy and slow-moving, e.g. when the mother was introduced and they were trying to establish that she’s a very forgetful character.

But on the whole, Anya and I enjoyed the performance. It was humourous, the songs were catchy and she was still singing bits of the songs a day later. The thief was convincingly portrayed and Anya would get very irritated whenever he appeared on stage, crossing her arms angrily and glaring in his general direction. I also liked that the cast stayed behind for photos after the show because it left us with a nice little souvenir of the performance!