Friday, November 30, 2007

Milk Mask with Avocado For Dry Skin

This formula is from my mother. I got this mask recipe from her. I think it is really effective for her because her face is fair and smooth although she is near 60s. A lot of people has been saying that she look like in her Late 40s or Early 50s.

Those with Dry skin, you may want to try her formula. Cheap and Good too!


1 ripe Avocado (Mashed)

2 tablespoon of Honey

2 tablespoon of Milk


Mix all the things together and leave it on your face for 20 minutes. Wash it off with warm water followed by toner and your moisturiser.

Different Type of Essential Oils and their Uses

When you buy essential oils, which type do you buy? Do you know their benefits?

- Lavender: Great for headaches, insomnia, relaxation and curing mild depression.

- Rose: sore throats, sinuses, menopause and insomnia.

- Rosemary: a mild stimulant and is useful for physical and mental fatigue, asthma, relaxation.

-Sandalwood: an antiseptic and is good for skin problems.

- Jasmine : antidepressant essential oil to help combat depression. (Please note that it shouldn't be used on pregnant woman as it strengthen contraction during labour.

- Eucalyptus : great for combating bronchitis, coughs, colds and rheumatism.

- Chamomile: is a very calming essential oil. It is commonly used to combat insomnia, indigestion, allergies, acne, eczema and other sensitive skin conditions.

-Lemongrass (My favourite): Great for Acne, athlete's foot, excessive perspiration, flatulence, insect repellent, muscle aches, oily skin, scabies and stress.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

What should we consider when buying essential oils?

Are you buying fragrance oil or essential oils? You may know how to choose a good apple but you may not know how to choose an essential oil. You bought an essential oil for only 5 bucks. Could it be real?

Think about why you want to buy essential oils. You want to use it for mixing your facial mask? Aromatherapy purposes ? Alternatives to essential oils such as Hydrosols, Absolutes and Fragrance oils may achieve the needs you want.

For example, Hydrosols(eg: rose water) is essential oil diluted with water. It is always used in the case where dilution is not a problem such as for aromatherapy purposes.

Absolutes are generally highly concentrated essential oils which are extracted with solvents, usually from flowers for which steam distillation is impractical. It can be diluted for the same usage. Using Absolutes is the same as essential oils.

Fragrance oils also known as floral water are usually synthetic compounds which have an aroma similar to essential oils. They are cheaper than essential oils, but are not suitable for therapeutic or culinary uses. Use for soap making, oil burner etc.

These are some of the things that we should take note when buying essential oils:
1) Essential oils are always kept in dark or stainless steel and it should not be put near the sunlight or heat.
2) Beware of essential oils kept in clear glass or plastic.
3) If your essential oils indicate " Do not use neet", "Do not use internally", "Do not use undiluted". Please do not use it for massaging as that means they were petrochemically produced. It can only be used for fragrance purposes.
4)Lower price essential oil mean the oil is a second or third distillation of the plant material, in which case it will have far less therapeutic value.

How to test the purity of your essential oil?
Put a few sample drops of your oils on a blotting paper.Pure essential oils will not leave any residue once they have evaporated. Petroleum solvents will. If it does not leave any residue after it dry up, that means your essential oil is very pure.

What do you know about essential oils?

What is essential oils?

An essential oil is any concentrated, hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants, which are called aromatic herbs or aromatic plants. They are also known as volatile or ethereal oils, or simply as the "oil of" the plant material from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove.

Everytime when you light your burner with essential oils, do you know what kind of effect it produces? I personally love the smell of lemongrass and was addicted to that scent for a period of time. I guessed that scent just perks up my day.

Essential Oils are categorized into different grades or quality.
Organic: The plant has been grown organically. Nothing was added during distillation.
Natural Essential Oil: No other plant are added during distillation or after distillation.
Normal/pharmaceutical quality: In this type of oil, other plants can be added during the distillation itself. Other things can also be mixed into the oil after distillation, for example, cheaper oils, hybrid oils.

So each time what kind of grades you buy?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Advantage of Health Care Insurance

Do you have an insurance policy? Have you thought of how you would handle expensive medical bills if your family or yourself don't have coverage for any medical bills?
You maybe physically fit now but how about 10, 20 or 30 years later? Can you guarantee yourself you will still be as healthy like now?

Advantage Medical Quote, being one of the most established and reputable company can offers you various affordable healthcare premiums that gives you lower rate on hospitalization, traditional medical insurance plan that gives you some reimbursement on medical fees so that you won't feel that pinch on your heart when you need to pay that hefty sum of money. Special medical discounted rate and benefits for employees.

Advantage Medical also allow you to get the best rate for healthcare insurance and help to save your precious time and money. With the directory provided by Advantage Health rate, they simplified the whole process and save the trouble for you in seeking different providers.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

All about cellulite 2

It is tough to eliminate all your cellulite but reducing it shouldn't be any problem if you follow all these steps:

1) Drink about 2 Litre of water every day as water helps to flush out toxin. It helps the body to function more efficiently, increases blood circulation and drainage.

2) Reduced your intake on caffeine products like coffee and alcohol.

3) Exercise more regularly
- 15 mins of aerobic exercise (walking on threadmill, riding a bicycle)
- 15 mins of strength exercise ( carry weight)
- if you want to target on thigh areas, you should do more repetition on leg exercise. (ie: leg lift)
- if you want to target on buttock area, do squats
- Stretching exercise after each set of repetition on thigh or buttock.

4) Proper Diet
Eat more fruits and vegetables to build more fiber and antioxidant nutrients. This can easily sweep away harmful free radicals and toxins. Muscle building and skin firming foods should therefore be eaten regularly to get rid of cellulite on thigh areas. Those foods are those rich in protein and fatty acids. These nutrients can be found in fish, lean meat, nuts, whole grains and beans.

5) Cellulite Cream
With all the proper exercising method, you should also apply cellulite cream daily in the morning and before sleep. Massage on the areas that you want to target for 15 mins.

Building more muscles is the ONLY most effective way to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Although we can't eliminate them but we can make it less obvious.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

All about cellulite

Staying Cellulite Free is a tough thing to maintain. A lot of people always have the impression that only fat people have cellulite but the fact is Slim people also have cellulite. Cellulite is also one the biggest problem that majority of the women are facing.

What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is the fatty deposit that give the skin a dimpled surface. It is usually found around the hips, thigh and buttocks area. It is often refer as "orange peel" and "cottage cheese".

What causes Cellulite?
Fibrous strands of tissue connect your skin to deeper tissue layers, creating compartments of ordinary fat cells and when the fat cells increase in size, the compartments bulge and produce the dimpling appearance on your skin.

  • Overweight people ( because of the excess fat in the compartments causing it to bulge out

  • Factors such as older age women, hormones, pregnancy can contribute to the weakening of fiber collagen and this allow the cellulite to appear too.

  • hereditary

  • Continuous of eating without good exercising can leads to poor drainage and circulation. This lead to fats damage that causes cellulite

  • Long hours facing Computer and Sitting down( hence, you must do some stretching)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

How long should we keep our makeups?

I was so shocked to know the real answers to all these. I dumped quite a fair bit of my cosmetics today. So how about you? When was the last time you dumped those lipsticks, blushers...? For those cosmetics that did not indicate expiry date, it is best that you jot it down so that you can estimate the lifespan of your cosmetics.


So far lipsticks is one of the make-up that have longest life-span. Lipsticks cannot be kept more than 2 years. It is very easy to distinguish when to throw away lipsticks and one should stop using to prevent any side effects. You should stop using the lipstick when it taste or smell waxy.


Some as long as three years because most powders don't have water.

~Liquid Foundation/Cream Foundation

One year. If it is unopened, it can be kept for maximum 2 years. If the smell or texture starts to change, it is time to buy a new one.


Mascara have the shortest lifespan. 3months to 6 months. ( I was so sad when i heard this and i dumped quite a few today, heartpain, sobz..sobz). As our eyes are the most delicate and sensitive, so it is best to discard it after 3-6 months because every time when we use the mascara, we are contaminating it because our eyes are warm and wet and this can cause bacteria

~Eye Shadows

A year. 2 years for those unopened. If color or smells change, same thing "Throw away".

~Eye Cream

3 - 6 Months.

So is it time for you to clear your old cosmetics? Get rid of those that you should...

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Flickr Photos

Hahaha.... I am so proud that i learnt to link Flickr Photos to my blog. Sounded stupid right? But it was an achievement to a new blogger like me.. HeeHee. :) Please browse my photos and give comments too. All my photos are on the right.



Do you drink collagen? Recently I bought a new brand of collagen, Meiji Amino Collagen and it is from Japan. It cost about $58sgd after 10% discount from watson. I am going to give it a try since my friend told me is good but it can only last for 28days. Sobz....

I used to eat this brand call Matrix from Nature's Farm but i guessed that brand doesn't work for me cause recently my friend complaint my face sagged abit. Sad..... Hence i decided to give it a try to Meiji Amino Collagen. I have been consuming for 5 days. So far so good, still can't see much results yet but was told i can see result after a week or 2. Hopefully it works for me because staying beautiful and young is important to me. Haha. My philosophy in myself : " I can't go out of shape, I can't have that 'Auntie Look', I want to be pretty all the time... Vain right? Hahaha.

What is Collagen?

Collagen is a type of protein and one third of the proteins in the body consist of collagen.

Especially to those ladies age 25 onwards. Start drinking collagen because people aged 25 years old onwards will be lacked of collagen and that is where our cheeks become saggy and wrinkled.

Amino Collagen (Number 1 in Japan)

1 Spoonful a day: Contains 5000mg of collagen peptides (Amazing!)

60mg of glucosamine

50mg of vitamin C

450mg of amino acid

I pray, I hope this Amino Collagen will help me. I am consuming together with Vitamin C, Pearl Powder to make it better. Better start early than late... :)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Slimming Methods-(Good Vs Bad)

There are many kind of slimming methods. What are the best ways to slim down? Slimming down to a healthier body is the most important. Before you pop those slimming pills into your mouth, think first.

- Slimming Pills
Slimming Pills normally have side effects. The effect is fast but VERY BAD. For those who had tried slimming pills, did you realise the moment you stop taking those pills, you regain back the weight you lost? Or in worse cases, you became fatter after that. You could have side effect like hyperventilation, fatigue, loss of sleep, bad temper, high blood pressure or heart attack blah blah and so on.

- Vomitting
I know some friends who will dig their throat to vomit out whenever food they had consumed after that. They told me that is to prevent their body from absorbing the fats. By doing that, you are not only refraining your body from intaking the nutrients, you become weak and in any cases, you can get stomach ulcers, dyhydration, ruptures of the stomach, swelling and soreness in throat. YUCKS!

- Laxatives
Continuous of Diarrhoea, this also weaken the body immune systems. Some even hospitalised after that.

- Exercising
Exercising is the BEST FORM of slimming. Although I do agree that alot of people are lazy to exercise including myself. Haha. Exercising makes a person healthier, tone your muscles, burn fats, better stamina and better memory too. It increases one person's blood circulation and helps in better skin condition too. People who have exercising habits tend to look younger too.

- Slimming Salon
I used to work in a Spa and Beauty Salon. Going for slimming sessions does helps but it is expensive. It works ONLY when it is accompanied with sensible diet plan. Some people continue to gorge while they are on their slimming courses and complaint the salon for not doing a good job. *Faints* Weightloss require a strict diet too.... A benefit about slimming courses is it helps to target to areas that you want a better contour because of the slimming machines they have.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Remedy for Acne Scars 2

Here are some of the options that you may try:

- Apply Sandalwood paste with Rose Water on the scars and leave it over night.
- Lemon Juice serves as a lightening agent to lighten the scars. To apply on the scars and leave it for 10-15mins. To apply sunscreen prior to this because Lemon juice can makes the skin photosensitive.
- Rub baking soda for 60 seconds and wash it off.
-Cucumber with lemon juice.

Please leave comments if you have other options. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Egg White Mask

Egg White Mask is a easy to get mask from home. Fast, Easy, Cheap and GOOD. Egg White Mask is good for acne, oily skin problem. I read from a site stating that Egg White contain 83% of water and 40 different type of protein. Protein is one of the major source contributing to good skin. Recently my friend complaint to me that my skin start to sag abit. It made me so paranoid that I went to replenish collagen immediately just to regain whatever youth that I should have. It just triggered me today that Egg White can also help in firming so I decided to try this Egg White mask for 4 weeks to see the results. I guessed with the help of the collagen and this, it can give my face a good remedy.

I bought too many bottle of pearl powder the other time so I decided to mix it together with Egg White. Haha... If you are generous enough, you can put more pearl powder to mix it less drippy but it is very expensive...

- 1 Egg White
- 1 teaspoon of pearl powder (great agent for anti-inflammatory)

Skin feel so tight that I cannot even move my mouth when I have the Egg White Mask on. After 20 mins of rescue, I washed it off with lukewarm water. Followed by toner and moisturiser. Amazingly, it tightened the pores and skin feels smoother after one time.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Remedy for acne scars

Vitamin E cream has always been one of my favourite product. I am using this brand of vitamin E Cream named INVITE E from Australia which has a highly concentrated of 10,000 international units of VITAMIN E. Beside this, INVITE E cream is also very cheap. It cost only $13 sgd and can last it for very long. It is ideal for the treatment and management of:

  • Minor Burns

  • Dry Cracked Skin

  • Scar Tissue

  • Skin Rashes

  • Irritation & Abrasions

  • Sunburn

  • Nappy Rash

  • Stretch Marks

  • Helps protect against visible signs of ageing

This vitamin E cream actually helps to lighten acne scars. I guessed the results vary for individual as well. One of my friend who have serious acne scars problem have great improvement on his skin after applying for a month. Scars that are visible to his skin have lightened. Although it does not totally erased the scars on your face but actually helps to lighten and improved overall skin texture. INVITE E Cream also advised user to apply twice a day for 100 days as scars heal at 1% per day.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Green Tea Mask

What beats better than natural ingredient? Sometimes during my free time, i would use green tea to make a mask. All it takes is about 5 mins to a beautiful YOU.

Green Tea Mask are suitable for people with oily skin and combination skin. It helps to clear block pores and purify deeply into your skin.

* 2 teaspoons of green tea powder
* 1 Egg white (Remove the egg yolk)

Mix both the ingredients well with a facial brush and apply to face and leave it on your face for 20-30 mins. Wash off after 20-30 mins. Apply toner and moisturiser.