Friday, October 25, 2013

A Lifetime Project

Assalamualaikum..

"Dear Hubby Abi"

I'm gonna make a diary that is addressed to my future husband.

The time Allah unites us, I want to tell everything to him..

Bdw, this is my first experience using blogger app on android. Whoah, it's so easy to post on the go.

Ohya, I'm considering how to write my lifetime diary: on blog or real diary book.

I think handwriting is more touching.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My Next Goals

Assalamualaikum...

My next goals in short term are...
  • lengthen and widen my veil
  • 'beautify' my akhlaq
  • get religious teaching
Even though I take baby steps, I believe every step is appreciated by Him.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Natural Beauty: Homemade Facial Recipe

Assalamualaikum...

Bismillah...

Today I'm gonna show you how to make your own scrub and mask from what you have at kitchen, which are natural ingredients.



I'm suffering more break out because yeah...omagah, I think I should give up on History of Whoo because it breaks me out. My skin is getting worse with more pimples and acne, and terrible looking indeed. Not only the bad looking, but also the feeling of stiff where the acne settle down. However, to balance out the trouble skin, I like to make DIY mask and scrub since it's natural so it's safe investment for skin.

Here we go the essential ingredients that I like to use to make homemade facial.

♥ HONEY
Honey contains numerous anti-microbial properties and is a natural antioxidant. Honey fights microbial infections that cause acne without irritating your skin. This sweet goodness literally pulls out impurities from your pores that would normally stay clogged with festering bacteria and oil that cause pimples.  Honey will also help restore your skin’s texture and reduce damage done to your skin by the sun and daily environments you come in contact with. Honey will not clog your pores or make you break out further, as long as you are not allergic to it. It is an amazing way to fight acne and nourish your skin at the same time.

♥ GREEN TEA

Green tea is beneficial to your health for a number of reasons. It is also known to cure acne due to its antibacterial properties. It has been proven to fight Staph infections, which include pimple causing bacteria. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants, especially the antioxidant named Epigallocatechin Gallate which happens to be 200 times more powerful than Vitamin E! This antioxidant fights against free radicals in your body that harm your cells and gentle tissues. In addition, it stabilizes your hormone balance which controls your acne and heals inflammation and redness on your skin.

Green tea is added to many skincare products due to all the benefits listed above and is so gentle on the skin yet powerfully can kill acne. Below are other benefits and known facts about green tea for treating acne:
1. The leaves of the green tea plant, Camellia sinensis, carries a powerful and natural astringent within it that is known to diminish acne and the bacteria that causes it. Grind up some of the leaves and mix in with your gentle cleanser. Use as an exfoliating cleanser and reap the benefits of this at-home treatment!
2. In studies, when 4 % benzoyl peroxide cream was compared to 3 % green tea cream on people’s skin with acne, it was found that people who used the green tea cream experienced less dryness and irritation on their skin, had less allergic reactions, and had an overall better reaction to the cream than that of those who used benzoyl peroxide.
3. Green tea also has an abundant amount of Vitamin B and Vitamin C in it. Vitamin B, and Vitamin B12 even more specifically, is found to be essential for skin regeneration. Vitamin C helps produce collagen, which makes the skin more firm and allows the skin to repair itself more effectively.
4. Green tea helps repair skin damaged by the sun, including skin hurt by skin cancer. Studies suggest that drinking 2 cups of green tea a day can help you fight ever getting skin cancer in your life. Though it is important to note that you cannot be in the sun all day long or visit a tanning salon regularly and think that 2 cups of green tea will make up for it. You must be wise and protect your skin from the damaging UV rays when you are able to.

Who knew that green tea could be so beneficial to your skin health in addition to being so delicious? Stock up on green tea and if your body reacts negatively to caffeine, opt for decaffeinated. Feel free to add some honey which is also loaded with many wonderful antioxidants and also can be applied directly to the skin as well, fighting bacteria and not clogging your pores! Awesome facial…check out our facials tab for honey mask recipes! (Source)

♥ PAPAYA
Papaya is a good source of Vitamin A and papain. Vitamin A acts as an anti-oxidant, while the papain breaks down inactive proteins and removes dead skin cells. The best feature of the fruit is its low sodium quality. Since the salt content is less, the water retention is also little. The result is an overall hydrated skin.

♥ APPLE
Apples contain a high level of glycolic acid and when combined with the granules of the apple that you have blended, creates an awesome exfoliant for the skin! It helps minimize scarring from acne, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and removes cellular build-up from the skin, stopping oils and bacteria from getting trapped under the skin’s surface.

♥ STRAWBERRY
Salicylic acid is packed in strawberries as well and is known to minimize acne and cellular build-up so fresh, renewed skin can surface. Strawberries also contain many antioxidants that help fight free radicals that attack your skin, making you appear more youthful and giving you a beautiful glow to your skin. Strawberries also help lighten the skin so feel free to apply the mask under your eye area to lighten dark circles as well!

♥ AVOCADO
Avocados are beneficial to your skin in addition to your overall health. Avocados heal dry skin, reduce age spots, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and can even soothe skin affected by eczema or other skin conditions. A large quantity of the protein, sterolin, is found in avocado and this specific nutrient is what treats so many skin issues just listed. Sterolin is found in mass quantities in the oil of the avocado which is why this oil is added to so many skincare products. An added bonus – Avocados do not clog your pores and will not make you break out further.

♥ CINNAMON
1. Cinnamon can help clean and disinfect an open wound. Clean the cut then dust a little cinnamon over the wound and voila! The bacteria will start to be killed and you will be on your way to healing quickly.
2. Cinnamon works to kill acne by drying out the affected area and bringing blood and oxygen to the surface to open the pores and de-clog bacteria and oil. Use in a homemade face mask with honey and nutmeg and see how beautifully your skin clears up!

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Time to make homamade facials. Here are the recipes that I like to make.

♥ ACNE MASK
  1. Raw papaya.
  2. Cinnamon powder + honey
  3. Strawberry + honey
  4. Banana + honey
  5. Apple + honey
♥ HYDRATED SKIN MASK
Avocado + green tea leaves

♥ SCRUB
  1. Green tea water + sugar + honey
  2. A slice of tomato dipped in sugar
Very simple, rite? ^^

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I personally like to use honey because RAW ORGANIC HONEY is the best natural remedy for skin problems like trouble skin, acne prone skin, and sensitive skin. Simply apply raw honey all over your face and it heals all scars and many unwanted trouble on skin. Believe me, it works. What you need is PERSISTENCE since all natural remedies work very gently.

I think best to use natural ingredients like fruits, honey, or anything else instead of creams that come from your trusted doctor which might contain harmful chemical agents.

That's the recipes and the benefits of the ingredients, hope it helps. Bye... ^^

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Images source: Google and Pinterest
References source: Acne Skin Site

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Review: Elishacoy Always Baby BB Cream

Assalamualaikum...

Today's review is Elishacoy Always Baby BB Cream. Here we go...



descriptions

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As usual, and it will be 'always', sample size is a must to get the impression. Fortunately, this Elishacoy Always Baby BB Cream gets my good first impression.

♥ REVIEW:

It's available in one shade only. One shade will blend together with natural skin tone thus it won't make the skin white like a ghost. Moreover, the 'whitening' claimed on the tube won't leave white cast. Super natural! Trust me, this bb cream is total holy grail.

I made a little comparison between Elishacoy Always Baby and Maybelline BB cream in #1 fresh. They have similar shade, almost the same. When I use Maybelline, the more I use, the whiter it gets like a ghost. Conversely, the more I use Elishacoy Always Baby to conceal all my imperfections, the skin tone is not getting fairer. Totally natural following the original skin tone even though there's still whitening effect, but not that much like, for example, Etude House Precious Bright Fit.



swatches

Texture is liquid. Easy to be smoothly glided on skin.

No fragrance. The smell is more chemical but not bothering.

SPF35 PA++ protects from both UVA and UVB for about 5-8 hours straight.

Coverage is sheer to medium. BB cream always has sheer to medium coverage because its light weight. Due to I use tiny amount (less is more), the coverage won't meet your expectation. Okay, it will covers up tiny blemishes, but bold acne scars will be completely concealed with added concealer.

Sebum control is TOTALLY GOOD! Oh gosh, hey ladies, trust me, no more oily skin using Elishacoy Always Baby bbc. When I was sweating and tried to remove the sweat on my nose, unlike the other bb creams, the formula of Elishacoy bb cream didn't stick on tissue paper. Hwoah, cool!

Other than sebum control, it's indeed good to moisturize the skin. For dry skin, please don't be afraid of being dry of flaky using this bb cream.

♥ CONCLUSION
All descriptions written on the tube are TRUE and PERFECT! No lies, no claims, no persuasive promises, all I found is REAL PROMISING RESULTS.

Repurchase? Yeah but not the full size since the price is quite expensive and I don't want to pull off myself buying something that I haven't deserved yet to earn. Haha... (I don't know what I'm just saying -_-")

Hope it helps. Thank you for reading and bubye...

Monday, September 23, 2013

Review: Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence and Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream

Assalamualaikum... :)

Bismillah...

It's my skincare review with the result that sometimes surprises me. Hehe... Okay, I've been suffering trouble skin on which acne quickly come out and the acne scars would love to stay forever and make my face looks much more terrible. Hurah! >.< I'm missing my clear smooth face... :(

I have sensitive skin. When I take wudhu without cleansing, pimples will pleasantly come out. Why? I don't know the exact reason since I'm not a dermatologist or someone who really concern about skin. Nonetheless, I have my own assumption that when taking wudhu without makeup cleansing, the water gets mixed with all dirt and oil which then clog my pores. Thus, it's essential for me to wash off my face before ablution.

Here we go why I'm here to give a review of Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence and Steam Cream. These two products actually help me to recover my trouble skin.

Benton Snail Bee High Content contains three main ingredients, that recently hype in skincare products, which are snail mucin, bee venom, and syn-ake snake. Each of those main ingredients has different benefits. Snail mucin is used to improve skin texture, reduce acne and smooth the surface of the face. Then, bee venom is useful for scar removal, anti-bacterial so it can fight acne. Lastly, syn-ake snake has benefits in tightening and removing wrinkle. All Benton products have 8 free system: Paraben Free, Mineral Oil Free, Alcohol Free, Benzophenone Free, Steroid Free, Synthetic Perfume Free, Artificial Dyes Free, and Artificial Preservatives Free. Wow.

First off, I'm starting with the essence, Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence.
Benton Snail Bee High Content Essencein sachet
ingredients (only 3 chemical included)
description
As usual, I bought the sample size :D It's available in sample sachet which has 2 ml content. Two sachet can fill up 5 ml jar container. Generous amount for sachet...yayy! :D Five sachet which means 10 ml snail bee essence lasts for 3 weeks.

Red plastic pump bottle


content 60 ml
pump bottle

♥ REVIEW:
Benton Snail Bee essence has transparent gel consistency and no fragrance! Super duper transparent, clear, and plain. Of course, it's suitable for those who have sensitive skin and allergic to perfumed/fragrance skincare products. Since it's gel based essence, it doesn't give stickiness after applying on. I don't need to blend the formula on face like crazy because it's easily absorbed and has matte finish. This essence only has three chemical ingredients and contains 90% slime mucin instead of water.
Love! Nothing to be complained overall.

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Let's go on to cream, Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream.

Again and again hehe, I also buy the sample size, 5 gr cream which lasts for 3 weeks. The 5 gr jar container has similar design with the full size jar, transparent red plastic jar.


♥ REVIEW:
Like the essence, Benton Snail Bee cream is also non-perfumed. The cream has light white texture, easy to be blended and doesn't leave any sticky feeling. It moisturizes the dry skin real well. Hoah. Speechless. Haha... :D

The result?

After using for 3 weeks, my skin improves and shows the better smooth skin. I had many small bumps on forehead and pimples are soooooooooo annoying. Even though Benton Snail Bee doesn't give significant result, but it's so much helpful. Small bumps that was mushrooming on forehead reduces, acne scars become less visible, and I feel my skin looks brighter and smoother. I have to say good bye to dry skin because the essence and cream moisturizes my skin deeply, yet it doesn't give any oily feeling. Sebum is well controlled. Pretty nice!



Omagah, I'm sick of looking my bad skin like that. But looking at the improvement is such the most pleasant satisfying feeling. lol~ The pics above show you the real result. I'm sorry for poor quality pics, but I wish you noticed the difference between before and after. Hehe...

Unfortunately, I decide to stop using Benton. If only I prolong the usage, I might have more satisfying result. Ohya, before I forget to tell you, I don't use Benton only. I also had multiple treatments like having homemade facial and other skincare products that might I review asap.

I've decided to switch my skincare regime to History of Whoo that offers more persuasive benefits and result. I've observed and made a little research about Whoo products. All I found is good reviews! Huge number of bloggers said that they're satisfied with Whoo. Therefore, I must try to repair my skin better.

Okay. That's the review of Benton Snail Bee essence and cream. Hope it's helpful. Bubye... ^-^

PS: For those who want to try the sample size, you can go to Korean Cosmetic N Skincare

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UPDATED!

I'd already tried History of Whoo (you can read the review here) and was disappointed with the result since my skin apparently didn't get along with these products.

Thus, I top it off that Benton is my holy grail skincare product. I love it for calming my vicious acne and reducing the appearance of scarring. Loooooove ♥

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Review: The Face Shop New Zealand Volcanic Clay Black Head Clay Nose Pack

Assalamualaikum...

For us who concern about blackhead and whitehead, nose pack must be our best friend to reduce them. Pore strips that can be easily bought at store are actually a little expensive if we use it regularly. Moreover, it quite bugs that we have to cut it into pieces so that we can stick them out on the spots other than nose. The practical usage of nose pack is, of course, something like The Face Shop Black Head Clay Nose Pack... yayy!



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The tube contains 50 g pore clay. Not that small, but not that big, just so so, but if we use it more regularly, it lasts fast. The brand new tube are sealed in the tube hole. At first, I was confused how to tear the seal, however I finally had toothpick to stab it in.

How to use:
Apply an even layer on nose area. Leave on 10-15 minutes or until it gets completely dry. Gently peel off from the outer edges.

expired date

Like wrote on the tube, TFS Black Head Clay Nose Pack is made from New Zealand volcanic clay, specifically in Rotorua area. Yeahh, it gets more common anything about volcanic stuff is related to skin pores. Nyahaha... Unfortunately, it contains paraben... :(




Okay, come to the texture. The texture is white sticky liquid like clay or mud. After drying up and peeled off, the texture is like latex. It's also fragrance. Once I got this product, the tube had already given the smell of fragrance. Again and again, the smell is not like ash or mud, but floral scent. Strong fragrance... -_-




♥ REVIEW:
I can say this TFS pore clay is more helpful than pore strips. I can easily apply the clay on the spots where whiteheads are mushrooming on. Okay, let me tell you first that I don't have problem with blackhead, but whiteheads is pleased to settle on my face like nose, chin, around mouth and nose. Harhhh... How often I peel them off using peeling, they can't not easily removed. Super annoying!

Since TFS pore clay is white, it's quite hard to notice the whiteheads that have already removed. About the power of removing whiteheads, it's just so so like regular pore strips. I prefer using blackhead needle, though. Sometimes I regret buying this product, but it's somehow helpful. Hehehe...

However, after using this pore clay, the skin is smoother even though there are the leftover whitehead which are pleased to settle.

Repurchase? No!

Thank you for reading and hopefully it's helpful :)
 

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