Friday, May 30, 2008

Beauty Recipes Of The Week

This week beauty recipe is another DIY Homemade Beauty Mask. We will also be using Cocoa Powder in this mask.

Chocolate and Coffee Mask
2 tbsp of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 tbsp of coffee powder (unsweetened)
2 tbsp of milk

Mix all the ingredients together and stir until it form a thick creamy base.
Apply onto your face for about 5 minutes. Wash it when your face mask is still slightly damp.
Follow with your toner and moisturiser

Your face will feel clean afterwards. Suitable for oily skin and coffee have whitening properties.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Remove Toxins From Your Body Naturally

There are many good ways to remove toxins from your body. Which works the best? Let me explain to you at the later part.

Everybody are exposed to toxins all the time because of the enviroment and the food we eat. The dust and smoke that we inhaled all the time causes toxins in our body. The food that we are eat are full of preservatives and pesticides. That is also the reason why organic food exist.

How to remove toxins from your body naturally?
- Exercise
Exercising improve our blood circulation and we sweat as we exercise. This will get rid of the toxins too.

- Drink plenty of water
When you drink plenty of water, you urinate more often. Toxins are flush out naturally

- Have enough sleep
Our body detoxify while we are sleeping. Have enough rest so that you body work properly.

- Lemonade Diet
Lemonade Diet is a thorough detox diet. It is recommended to do it twice a year as it will do a very thorough colon and stomach cleanse. Wastes and accumulated toxins be flushed out from our body and hence preventing you from serious illnesses like colon cancer. Lemonade Diet is not advisable to do it too frequently as the cleanse is really very thorough. After the Lemonade Diet cleanse, I would suggest all of you to change your lifestyle habits, exercise, drink more water and smoke free.

Free yourself from toxins and lead a healthier lifestyle.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What Causes Bloating?

Bloating causes some discomfort to our stomach, the feeling is like your tummy is swollen and filled up with gases.

Here are some of the common causes for your bloating:

1) Too much salt
Eating food that consist too much salt such as processed food like canned soups, chips and processed meat can be one of the causes on bloating.

How to relieve the bloating?
Drink lots of water or eat fruits like apples, watermelons, grapes or grapefruits.

2) Too much fizzy drinks
Drinking fizzy drinks like coke and sprites etc often contain high gas as they are carbonated sodas. Hence, shoving air into your digestive tract will make your tummy bloated.

How to relieve the bloating?
Water, Fresh fruit juices and milk

3) Food allergies
People with food allergie to lactose like milk or fructose which is the sugar in fruit are more prone to bloating and excess gas.

How to relieve the bloating?
Avoid the food that causes this problem, if the problem still persist, see a doctor.

4)Daily diet
Beans and Legumes can be hard to digest because of their starches and sugar. It can produce gas if not digested properly.

How to relieve the bloating?
Cut down the intake of this kind of food

5) Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

that is accompanied with diarrhoea, constipation, vomitting, abdominal pain.

How to relieve the bloating?
See a doctor immediately

Monday, May 26, 2008

How to choose makeup base colour

What colours of makeup base is suitable for my skin tone?
1)If your skin tone is brownish and you have dark eyes circles
Chooose ivory colours as it will lighten your skin tone and make your dark eyes circles less obvious.

2)If your skin tone is tanned
Choose pink for brightening effect

3)If your skin have blemishes or pimples, look red and patchy
Choose green to tone down the natural redness so that your pimples will not be so obvious.

4) If your skin tone is dull and pale
Choose purple as it will brighten your skin and provide instant radiance.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Purpose of Makeup base

Makeup base is used to correct the imperfection for your skin tone. Whether there is a need on putting makeup base before applying makeup depends very much on individual and their complexion. If their skin is very dull, red and patchy, dark eye circles, the usage of makeup base would greatly help in enhancing their skin.

Makeup bases comes in different shades for different skin problems. A purple base will provide radiance for dull looking skin while a green base will reduce redness as for yell0w or ivory base make will make skin look smoother.

Makeup base also let your makeup last longer and fresher.

I would suggest oily skin type use Light emulsion for sebum control and Creamy base for dry skin as it will protect skin from dehydrating.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Beauty Recipes Of The Week

Hello, It is beauty recipe of the week again. This is a very simple and great recipe for you try. Quick and simple!

Rock Melon, Grapes and Strawberries Salad

1 Rock Melon, peel and cut into cubes
250 grams of seedless grapes
250 grams of strawberries and cut into slices
1 Orange (Just the juice)
1 tablespoon of sherry
1 cup of natural yogurt
1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger

- Place all the fruits in 1 bowl.
- Mix the orange juice, sherry, dissolved honey and ground ginger together.
- Pour the mixed juice over the fruits.
- Mix the yogurt into the fruits.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Beauty Contest - Look Of The Year 2008

Attention all babes and hunks! Here is an opportunity for you to win a 10,000 USD price or get spotted by an agency for model career. Look Of The Year is looking for all young, beautiful or handsome people from ALL over the world to send in their best pictures to join this beauty contest. Even if you do not win this contest, you also stand yourself a chance to be spotted by model agencies and be the next top model to work in milan, paris or new york.

For more information on the contest, please visit Look Of The Year.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

How to choose makeup brushes

It is very important to choose the right brushes. Not using the right brush can result in uneven application, streaks or product pile-up. Here are some of the ideas of what kind of brushes you should buy.

1) Lipstick brush
2) Eyeliner softener
3) Eyeliner brush
4) Blusher Brush
5) Powder Brush
6) Eyeshadow brush
7) Eyebrow brush
8) Eyebrow brush with teeth comb
9) Foundation Brush

Monday, May 19, 2008

How to wash makeup brushes

Washing your makeup brushes is very important because if you do not wash your makeup brushes, you will spoilt the brushes as germs and mould can grow on your brushes. It will also mess up the process of applying nice colour on your face as it may change the colour of your makeup. Great brushes will help to cover your flaws and also let your makeup stay longer on your face.

How to wash makeup brushes?
1) It is either you buy brush cleansers or you can use use baby shampoo.
2) Squeeze about 10 cent size of shampoo into a mug of warm water and swirl the brush heads in the the shampoo solution.
3) Rinse out thoroughly and gently squeeze the brush head so that you can wring out the water. Repeat this step a few time until the brush is clean.
4)Use a cotton towel to dry the excess water on the brush.
5) Lay the brushes in a air dry shade.

Clean the brushes weekly so that you can prevent the accumulation of makeup. Throw away your brush if it become misshapen or stained.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Hair Extensions (

So natural that you couldn't tell it is Hair Extension!

Hair Extension is the trend that is going “HOT” right now. You do not have to wait for months to have long hair and you simply can transform it by having extensions on your hair. I personally feel that hair extensions is great because you can change or do the style that you like and give your hair a total make over. It is definitely one of the great choice when you wish to stand out from the crowd with not only great make up but also fabulous hair.

Vextensions is an e-commerce store specializing in the sale of clip in hair extensions, human hair extensions, wigs and more. What they have in the store are really quality hairs at an affordable price, for example a 100% Human Hair Clip-In Color Extensions by easiHair will only cost $7.60 (Usual price:$9.95). Beside that, they even want to ensure your hair is in ultimate condition by offering you ranges of hair care products that can help you to maintain them.

Having business for over 4 years, Vextensions have shipped in top brand products like Raquel Welch, TressAllure, Jon Renau, and many more. Vextensions provide services internationally and do shippings to most of the countries. If you spend more than $50, you can enjoy free shipping if you are staying in US.

If you would like to look fabulous and different, I strongly advise you to check out Vextensions for their top sellers and new ranges.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Beauty Recipes Of The Week - Chocolate Face Mask

Chocolate Lovers should try this but make sure you do not lick the and taste the mask(although it is tempting). Chocolate Face Mask will leave your skin glowing and soft. Furthermore, Chocolate is made of cocoa and cocoa contain antioxidants which has toning effects.

1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoon of honey
4 tablespoon of plain, natural yogurt
1 tablespoon of oatmeal

Mix all the ingredients together and apply onto face.
Let the mask sit on your face for 15-20 minutes.
Rinse off the mask in circular movement so that you it can exfoliate your skin as well.

Hope you enjoy this weekend!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

How to conceal pimples

Want to know the appropriate and easy way to cover your pimples? Here is a very interesting video on how to conceal your pimples. I simply agreed with her, if you need a heavier coverage, you should use concealer sticks. For a lighter coverage, you can use liquid concealer.

Enjoy this video! Cheers!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Should Concealer be applied before or after foundation?

Many woman have been wondering whether they should apply concealer before or after. In fact, there are no right and wrong answer. It all depend on what type of foundation you are using that day.

If you are applying a powder foundation, it is best to use the concealer first because you do want to have a cakey finish. If you use the concealer after that, instead of covering up your flaws, it will make them look more obvious.

If it is liquid foundation, it does not matter whether you are applying after or before the foundation because both have similar soft texture. If you want a more natural coverage, you may apply your concealer first then followed by your foundation. If you need heavier coverage, then you use it after your foundation.

Apply loose powder to have a wonder finish. Remember to dust away any excess loss powder.

Great for dark eyes circles

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Bee Choo Herbal Hair Treatment (Singapore)

One of my guy friend have been suffering from male pattern baldness. His case is still not so serious, maybe slight balding. He went to gather some information on Singapore Hair Loss or Replacement Centres and happened to find this Bee Choo Herbal Hair Treatment. Upon enquiring about 10-12 different companies, he decided to choose this treatment centre because the price they quoted are reasonably cheap. The rest quoted about a few grand for 10 sessions which is way beyond his budget.

One thing great about Bee Choo, they do not force you to sign up any expensive packages. The price quoted were transparent and fair to all customers.

Men-$25 per session
Women- $28 per session (above shoulder) may add $2 if your hair is thicker.
$50 for below waist

Each session take about 1.5 to 2 hours. Although the way they handle is not very professional but it greatly depend on the ingredients they are using for the herbal hair treatment. Their ingredients consist of 100% pure chinese herbs like danggui, ginseng, He Shou Wu and many others. You can smell it the moment you step into their salon.

Benefits of their treatment:
- Improve hair condition making it manageable and shiny.
- Covers white hair
- Dandruff problem
- Increases the growth of hair

After the first treatment, my friend's hair actually look healthier. I think so far he had done about 6 times of treatments and I can see some fine hair growing, although not a lot. Maybe it will take about 2 to 3 months before he can see denser hair. I think Bee Choo is worth going because it is cheap. I personally have tried their treatment once and it cover some of my white hair because it is just like dyeing your hair. The White hair become reddish colour. I treat it as a hair treatment cum dyeing. Hahaha... Do not expect them to do a wonderful scalp massage for you. They simply do not have the time as they will have customers queuing up waiting and moreover the price we are paying is cheap......

I think Bee Choo Herbal Hair may help some people who is suffering from hair loss but not all. If you want to know more about Bee Choo, please visit :

- Blk 443 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-1239 Telephone: 65543003
- Pasir Ris (To update the address later)
- Blk 433 Clementi Avenue 3 #01-256

Friday, May 9, 2008

Beauty Recipes Of The Weeks

This week beauty recipes of the week is Homemade Facial Mask Recipes.

Yogurt With Oatmeal Mask


2 tbsp of oatmeal
4 tbsp of plain yogurt
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1/2 tsp of olive oil


Mix on the ingredients into a bowl until it form a paste.
Apply on the skin and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
massage the face in a circular movement for a minute with the mask on. Rinse off with warm water.
After that, tone and moisturise.
This recipe is suitable for oily and sensitive skin.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Concealer Tips for Eyes

Concealer is a MUST for make-ups as it will help to cover your flaws like acne, scars, dark eye circles, wrinkles etc...

When it comes to choosing concealer, we have to extra careful. Choosing the right type and shades of concealer will minimise your problem. Concealing the dark eye bag and puffiness are harder. If the wrong method and shades are applied, it will make it look worse.
How to reduce creasing and puffiness on your eyes area?
Stay away from very creamy concealers. Creamy concealers tend to be oilier and the crease more obvious. Sometimes if you apply too much concealer and foundation, it can worsen the appearance of the wrinkles because as soon as the make-up settles into the lines, it will be very obvious.

I would suggest a light dusting of translucent powder so that it will brighten your eye area.
As for puffiness around the eye area, it would be best to minimise the puffiness with a good eye mask. For emergency purpose, you may want to use a metal spoon that you have store in the fridge overnight and leave it on your eye areas for 5 minutes as the coldness will help to refresh your eyes and reduce puffiness.

Another tips for your eyes, store your eye cream in the fridge before use. Every night when you apply your eye cream, you may also place thin cucumber slices over your eyes so that it will maximize the effect.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Do You Apply Sunscreen?

Do you apply sunscreen lotion when you go out? Excessive exposure to sun can cause our skin to darken and problems like dark spots and wrinkles may also appear. Beside this, 1 out in 5 Americans were diagnosed with skin cancer in 2006.

A good sunscreen help to keep your skin looking young and also prevent excessive exposure to the sun which is the main culprit of skin ageing. Always apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going out. If you are wearing makeup, you should wear sunscreen under your makeup. To provide maximum effect, you can reapply it every 1 or 2 hours if you are not wearing any make up.

Here is my recommendation on sunscreen lotion. Screen, Inc. offer all kinds of sunscreen that are suitable for all walks of life. They are non greasy, non irritable and dematologist approved. Beside this, their sun screen also have the Seal of Recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation. Click Here to see their collection.

Even if you are a teenager or your babies, they also will have suitable sunscreen. Protect your skin today!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 2008

Cervical Cancer is the 5th most common cancer among woman in Singapore. However, early detection can save your womb and yourself.

From 1st May - 31st May
Complimentary Pap Smear for all Singaporean and PR woman aged 25 -69 years will be offered at General Practitioners' Clinic Islandwide.

For more information, please visit:
Tel: 6421 5804/6221 9578
Email :

NOTE: GP consultation fees apply

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Beauty Recipes Of The Week

This week beauty recipes is Orange and Pineapple Jelly.

- 2/3 cup of water
- 1 packet orange jelly
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice
- 2/3 cup yogurt


Heat the water in a pan and add the jelly powder. Stir until dissolved, then add the pineapple juice.

Pour into a bowl and place in the refrigerator until just beginning to set.

Whisk in the yogurt until well blended, then pour into 4 glasses.

Leave until set, you can decorate with some slice of orange on the top.

Serves 4
Calories per portion: 150