MomBrandLove: MplusKequalsA

MomBrandLove is the newest category on this blog. This is in awe of mompreneurs who lovingly put a lot of effort in their business along with juggling tasks for kids, husband, the home and everything in between! I hope that my blog will be an avenue for other moms to discover mom-made products. Moms support moms, yeah!

I’ve been following Em’s MplusKequalsA Instagram account way before I had a baby girl. And when I found out I was indeed having one, this was one of the first online stores I ordered from!

Just a few hours old!
Just a few hours old!

Em initially made headbands for her daughter, because her little one had  a not-so-good experience with a commercially-made one. And the rest is history. She enjoyed making clips and headbands that she continued making them and eventually sold them online. No business plan whatsoever, just passion and a lot of creativity!

Now that Y likes to look (in her own words) pretty , she enjoys having clips on her hair. The clips from MplusKequalsA has a rubber foam glued on the clip so it will not tug or hurt the scalp and hair. Moms really think of the simple but important aspect which makes buying from them worth it!

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I’m really happy to have creative mommy friends to support! Do check out MplusKequalsA account by clicking their logo on the sidebar. Best part? They’re on SALE and stocks are running out fast!

The mom behind the brand: Em
The mom behind the brand: Em

MomBrandLove: Little Luli

MomBrandLove is the newest category on this blog. This is in awe of mompreneurs who lovingly put a lot of effort in their business along with juggling tasks for kids, husband, the home and everything in between! I hope that my blog will be an avenue for other moms to discover mom-made products. Moms support moms, yeah!

I remember a 2 year old Z only wanted to wear a gray shirt with blue trimmings. I will have a hard time letting him wear another shirt. So, most of his pictures then were him wearing this shirt. I don’t have any problem with it since the shirt was soft and goes well with anything. He’s still got that similar shirt in a bigger size to this date! This started our family’s love affair with Little Luli clothing.

His favorite Henley Tee.
His favorite Henley Tee.

If I remember correctly, I discovered Little Luli at a bazaar in Babyland. I didn’t have a baby girl back then but I bought a dress for my niece because the material was really soft and the designs were playful but not over the top. And when I had Y, that’s when the fun started! Most of her #ootd’s on Instagram is from this mom-run brand. My kids are really happy in them.

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Little Luli clothes are made for playtime!
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When the dress got shorter, her mom just made her wear leggings! Little Luli clothes can grow with your child 🙂
We still use this up to now!
We still use this top up to now!

I’m amazed at how Lucien, creator of Little Luli, has managed to evolve the brand while being hands-on with her 2 boys. The brand is now offering accessories for both boys and girls (you’ve got to check out the Lego bow-tie!) and a crown-making booth for parties (which was a hit for the young and old during Y’s first birthday party!).

Y's first necklace is made from scrap cloth. I also used this, hehe!
Y’s first necklace is made from scrap cloth. I also used this, hehe!
Kids will definitely feel special while wearing the crown they've designed!
Kids will definitely feel special while wearing the crown they’ve designed!

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Even the young at heart wants a crown!
Even the young at heart wants a crown!
It's also my default go-to gifts! My friend's daughter wearing a collaboration between Little Luli and My Globe Trotters. This is a reversible dress which makes it a travel essential for kids!
It’s also my default go-to gifts! My friend’s daughter wearing a collaboration between Little Luli and My Globe Trotters. This is a reversible dress which makes it a travel essential for kids!

Clearly, I’m in love with the brand. And I’m excited for what’s in store for it (matchy-matchy clothes? new collaborations? tops and dresses for moms?) Hooray for local brands that make clothes shopping for kids a breeze!

The stylish and superduper nice Lucien :)
The stylish and superduper nice Lucien 🙂

Little Luli

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Our Belo Baby Experience

So, what’s in a Belo Baby product?!

Slide1 Slide2 Slide3The people from Belo Baby guarantees us that their products are clinically proven to be gentle on the skin for everyday use. They selected ingredients which are safe, natural and gentle for our little ones, leaving the harmful chemicals which can cause sickness with long-term use.

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I’m thankful that Belo Baby sent us their complete line to try. As with anything, I try it on myself first before the kids. Here’s our verdict:

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Belo Baby Bar Soap

What strike me the most about the soap was it wasn’t slippery. It was easy to hold, which was a big plus when you’re giving a squirmy baby a bath! I liked that it wasn’t sticky but it also didn’t melt quite as fast as our ordinary soap. Z likes to play with it in the tub and it still looks the same size even after 2 weeks! That’s tipid!

Belo Baby Face and Body Lotion

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This was the first Belo Baby product I got to try. At first, I was surprised that it had a sweet smell, different from the usual baby products which has little to no smell at all. But upon observation, it wasn’t a smell that would tick off sneezes. The sweet almond oil actually helped us to be relaxed. It’s now my new favorite scent!

In the sweltering heat, putting on lotion might be the last thing on your mind. It’s usually a sticky gunk, which feels heavy on the skin. But, Belo Baby Face and Body Lotion is different! I actually liked it, and that’s from someone who does not use lotion! My skin absorb it in an instant and I can really feel how my skin gets super soft! I’m always gigil with Y after putting this on her.

Belo Baby Hair and Body Wash

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With this one, we first used it as a shampoo on Y. Since she just have a few hair strands (hehe!) we can just use one pump and her whole head will get cleaned already! Yaya was not too impressed because there were no bubbles. I explained to her that chemicals are the one responsible for bubbles. Since this has no chemicals, don’t expect to be a bubble-head! And because this is a double-duty product, it’s easy to bring along in trips and staycations. The whole family can use it, which was the case on our recent trip!

Belo Baby Cologne

The Belo Baby Cologne comes in three scents: Cool Drizzle, Sweet Snuggle and Happy Tickle. Z likes Cool Drizzle and even put one in his bag. Even when he is sweaty, we can still put cologne on him and the smells doesn’t mix. He always smell fresh and baby-like! My favorite is Sweet Snuggle and it is now a staple in my mommy-bag since it can also be used as a sanitizer. We use it to sanitize high chairs and grocery carts before Y sits. All variants are comforting; they trigger olfactory memories giving me warm and fuzzy feelings.

I highly recommend Belo Baby products to new and seasoned moms. For something made locally, it’s at par with imported baby products in terms of quality but without the harmful ingredients.

Watch out for a giveaway soon!!!