Jul 3, 2010

How to keep a healthy looking skin - DIY

Toning helps to cleanse the skin and shrink pores. Once cleansing of the skin has been completed, the pores tend to be open and therefore slightly enlarged. As a result, moisture can leave the skin, which in return dehydrates the skin. Closing of the pores has another benefit. It stops dust and other air born particles from settling in the pores and potentially causing problems.

Here are a few steps to help skin looking healthy, vibrant and young :
  •  Step 1 : Cleanse your face with cleanser . You can actually make home-made cleanser which is extremely good for your skin since you know it wont contain any chemical that might harm your skin. For dry skin, you can mix a few drop of milk cream + lemon juice . Give a light massage on your face will help your dry skin moisturized and glowing. For oily skin, you can mix cucumber and lemon juice then apply with a cotton pad all over your face. Remember, lemon juice isnt good for sensitive skin

  • Step 2 :  Use toner after cleansing your face. There are a lot of ways to make a great toner for your face. Here are a few way you can try
            - A mixture of tomato juice & watermelon is a very good toner for normal skin type. Its fresh & fruity
            - Boil half a cup of water . Put chamomile tea in the water & leave it for 5 mins. Let it cool down before preserve in a bottle to use daily.
           - Put fresh rose petals into a pot with water & boil it slowly for an hour. When you see the water changes its color, just take out all of the petals & store it in a bottle in the fridge. Now you have a great toner that smells good
  •  Step 3: Moisturize your face after toning your skin. It'll keep your skin hydrate & smooth.
Now you have a clean & refreshing skin. Its very important to keep your skin hydrate so it wont feel flaky , dry or clog pores. Take care of your skin well & you will never have to worry about having pimples or looking old.

    "The City" fashion

    Since the show is shot in the Big Apple so Fashion plays a big part in it. Both main girls Whitney Port and Olivia Palermo have different styles that portrait them as NY girls.

    I myself prefer Olivia's style. She always pulls everything together so well . Her knowledge about accessories is incredible since accessories can make or break an outfit . Shes is a New York socialite, a 'social' like she calls herself. She's like a real Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl who lives the life every girl dreams of. Her hair and make-up are perfection, her clothes to die for and she's always impeccable accessorized...

    Here are her daily wears, Black and White are prob her favorite colors. She knows how to style them with the perfect bags to make her stand out

    She also looks incredible in neon or neutral colors . She never forget to accessorize her look with her shoes, necklace or purses

    Whitney Port, on the other hand, is a down-to-earth girl so her style is more simple & definitely got an eye for design. She made her first debut at the New York fashion week featuring her Whitney Eve line. Her line is sophisticated, girly and chic. She said her collection features everything she would wear so it showcases her style quite literally

     Her style consists of different blazers & short dresses. They shows off her best asset well - her legs. But shes not always perfect or well put-together like Olivia, sometimes her style is very questionable. She does make weird choices for her daily wears which can be very boring / uninspired

    Jul 2, 2010

    MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

    This two-in-one mascara is an innovative way to customize your lashes. Select and shimmy brush from root to tip for desired effect - naturally defined, or full-on dramatic! State-of-the-art conditioning and hydrating formula prevents parching and flake-outs.

    A two-in-one mascara that lets you choose if you want lashes to be naturally defined, or instantly combed and loaded for full-on drama. Easy to use dual-wiper system allows this lightweight formula to go on either way. One wiper refines the application for a clean sweep, while the other loads the lashes for greater impact.

    It sounds great rite? Normally, I havent had a good experience with MAC mascara since they make my lashes hard and clumped. Maybe this time, I'll try to see if this one is different from others. The package is very cool too when you pull out the top part, you have the big brush & when you pull the second part, its the small brush which you can use on your lower lashes as well.

    The price for this mascara is $18 . A bit more than the others but you get 2 in 1 so its already a good deal

    credit : Macpro.com

    Jun 30, 2010

    Liese Hair Products

    I've heard so much about Liese products recently. They are HOT new products from one of the top brands in Japan - KAO. Since I was going to Singapore, I thought I would grab a few products from their line to try on myself. Firstly, I got the Liese Bubble Hair color in Ash brown,  Juicy shower & Wave-up Mousse 02 Elegant Wave

    The Hair Bubble is such a great DIY product @ home.
    Step 1 :  You just follow the instruction inside the box . Try to massage your hair as much as possible to keep the foam. Its not messy like any other products I've used before.It's great how it didn't drip and it was easy to apply. Even if I thought the foam was gonna start dripping while I waited, it didn't happen. The whole concept of the bubbles is so the product reaches the root of your hair. But the ammonia / smell is kinda strong, that's the negative thing about this product. Also remember to use the hair lotion package that comes with the box
    But IMO, I was kinda disappointed that the color didn't come out like I expected. It evened out my hair color but kinda too dark when I thought it would be lighter. But at least my scalp was still clean and had no sign of home-dyed job :P

    After a few days, u probably will get a better result with more colors & still shiny after shampoo

    Step 2 : I use the Juicy shower to spray all over my hair after towel dry it. It has a nice scent & refreshing. It keeps my hair smooth & frizzy-free . Also the scent didn't stay on for long

    Step 3 : You can use the Mousse on your hair while its still a bit damp so you can start styling it the way you want. Either your hair is permed or you can curl it with curling iron. I like the fact that my curls are still bouncy and soft for a whole day without feeling like I use lots of stuffs on my hair.
     So give it a try and see if you like their products. The Bubble Hair Color costs S$19.90 , Juicy Shower : S$3.50 ( for the small size I got ), Wave-up Mousse : S$12.90 . You can get them at any Guardian (its like Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada) , Watson, Sasa, or even online i think