Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Zen Beauty

The Padma-Asana. Lotus posture in yoga.

With the hectic and stressful lifestyle we are caught up in, it is for us to be brought down with very low self esteem. The tendency of practicing bad beauty habits is high too. All you need are Zen beauty philosophies to remind you that it's about inner beauty just as much as what (products) you apply on your face. 

Here are some uplifting beauty advices to look up to for a quick pick-me-up when feeling blue :

(1). GIVE PRAISE - Whether you agree or disagree, everyone views beauty in their own way. Give others compliments as they might lift their spirits more than you know.

(2). LOVE YOURSELF - It's easy to be hard on yourself about physical looks, but remind yourself that outer beauty is a product of what's inside. Love yourself just as much as you need to love others. After all, a beautiful soul generates a beautiful body.

(3). BE FEARLESS - Overcome any obstacles and chase your dream!

(4). CELEBRATE IMPERFECTIONS - All those 'beauty is about symmetry' craps are foolish and nonsense! Perfect beauty doesn't exist. Therefore, celebrate those unique facial features that you have.

(5). EXPLORE YOUR CREATIVITY - Let your creativity shine by picking up those brushes and stroke on a living canvas (you!). Creating a beautiful you is art ;)

I hope you find those advices I've compiled together useful and thoughtful. Who knows you might just need them on one rainy day. Heading to my Hatha yoga class now, so signing out! 

Take care, Beauties!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sweetie Pie's Return

He FINALLY came back after a long month being away from his beloved wife, family, cat and home!

Picked him up at KLIA!

That gorgeous smile and cheerful laugh of his totally lighted up every single corner of our condo and now it is back to its original ambience, filled with so much love and laughter.

Of course, he didn't come back empty handed. Our fridge is now stocked with delicious chocs (not a good snack for your skin), and additional fridge magnets to our current collection, and I was surrounded with pink stuffs! Yeay!!

Victoria's Secret's merchandises (a pink cosmetic bag was my fave), a Hepburn pink table clock and a pair of fluffy house slippers were more than enough to make me smile up to my ears the whole week! And did I mention, we went to Pet's World Exhibition at Midvalley right after Sweetie Pie's arrival at KLIA? Yeah, and it was a lot of fun and cutie, Polly, got a lil something too. A new cat furniture at a knocked down price! She loved it!

Pet's World Exhibition, entrance fee was RM5.

Having a blast with her new toy furniture.

I would never want Sweetie Pie to be away overseas for such a long period of time, but the waiting was worthwhile. Maybe it wasn't such a bad thing after all, as presents would come together in the package. Hehe :D 

Durian Buffet

An unfortunate event repeated again yesterday. I blacked out in the morning at class due to low blood pressure. It was a depressing moment by I couldn't be more grateful to have such wonderful friends around me. They helped me back home safely before Sweetie Pie could take over his official duty of taking good care of me. Yeah, he took a day off the moment he got the news. Another great human being in my humble life. Alhamdulillah.

Talking bout those unbelievably great friends, we made a lunch trip down to SS2 for a durian buffet! Yeah, I know some might interpret durians as fruit with a smelly-human's-feet smell, but we couldn't get enough of them! They were just yummy! So, at SS2, there were whole lot of stalls offering durian all-you-can-eat buffet as it is currently durian's season. 

We were all charged RM9 per head to enjoy as much as durian kampung that we could eat. And they were all split opened for us! Imagine our joy!

Vennicia, Jennie, June (trainer), and myself.
All the opened durian on our table. Heaven!
Anem, Sze Qian, and Shi Man.
"Oh, this one is juicy!" - June

Among us all, there was one who actually thought that durian stinks! She couldn't even inhale the smell, what more eating them.

Poor, Angeline :(
And I ate this much!! :D

We totally enjoyed our first lunch treat together and trust me, those durians were more than enough to fill those empty stomachs after a long day at class. Caring for the skin is important, so does caring for our craves for durian :D All we needed was a coconut drink and liters of water to calm our stimulated bodies.

Are you a fan of durian? Perhaps you should try the buffet!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Adult Acne

The school holidays has started, so of course, wedding bells were everywhere! I actually followed my parents for a trip around the South for 4 weddings in 2 days last weekend, and trust me, eating nasi minyak from one place to another wasn't that much of a great experience. The moment I reached home at Sri Hartamas on Sunday, bathroom became my favourite place in our condo as I visited it every couple of hours. Lucky Sweetie Pie wasn't around to have witnessed me conquering the bathroom.

Anyway, last 2 weeks we've talked bout the importance of a balanced hormones in our body. Now, I would like to share with all of you fellow readers bout the most dreaded skin condition among us ladies, acne.

When a person above the age of 25 is constantly experiencing breakouts at certain/all parts of the face, he/she is suffering a condition called adult acne. It is mainly associated with active sebaceous (oil) glands in the follicles, as well as overproduction of androgens (male hormones) in the body. Those who suffers adult acne will have sensitive or sensitized skin which needs extra gentle care or it will worsen the condition of the skin.

The strength level of your immune system plays such an important role in curing adult acne. The organs associated in your immune system hafta be in their best condition, in order to create high level of protection armies, fighting bacterias that have been invading the follicles in the your skin.

An active sebaceous gland which causes blockage at the follicle. Blackhead (open comedone) is formed due to oxidation of the sebum

When harmful bacterias starts feeding off the sebum at the face surface of your skin, your skin will experience inflammation that will eventually turns into acne. Trust me, it is not pretty. But fear not, dear folks. Adult acne is curable but quite tricky. You need lotsa drive and determination on wanting a healthy beautiful skin.

To cure adult acne internally, you'll hafta boost your immune system (the natural fighter) to its maximum capacity. There are a few supplements out there that will help you polish the gears of the organs combined in your immune system. Externally, you'll need a damn good range of products to treat your skin from within. You'll definitely not see the results overnight, but never give up, dear folks. Give the products at least a month to work their magic.

You have no idea how great the power of cleansing, toning, exfoliating, and moisturizing. NEVER skip any of the steps mentioned, or your skin will start screaming and coding S.O.S. signs at the surface. Treat your skin well, and they'll repay you with the most valuable gifts ever. Beautiful glowing skin, confidence, and happiness :)

Unreleased/trapped energy inside the body which eventually turned into stress, will release toxins that affects the immune system. Once the immune system is wrecked, acne will start to form as the protection and barriers have shattered. So ladies, don't stress yourselves out unnecessarily. Stay positive and avoid negativity that surrounds you. Can't handle something that bothers you? Let it all out and transfer those trapped negative energy to mother earth (stepping on the ground), any forms of exercise or socialize with those who understands you.

Now that I'm equipped with all kinds of useful knowledge bout the skin and systems related to it, I'm more than happy to share all that I know to the whole world via 1 on 1 consultation or blog posts. I even invited people around me that I care bout to experience the magic of a single facial treatment that instantly transformed their skin appearance, either to my humble shack at Sri Hartamas or the academy I'm currently studying at. 

Future sis-in-law, Bella, paid me a visit at the academy. She was rewarded with a full treatment that made her skin instantly glow from within. 

Hope all of the information given above will be useful to any of you out there suffering adult acne. Remember to love and respect yourself by taking very great care of yourselves before demanding for love and respect from others. 

Til the next beauty topic to be discussed here! Goodnite! :D

P/S : Eat a banana and apple a day to treat acne prone skin. Rub banana peel to acne-infected part of the skin till the peel goes brown.Leave your skin dry for at least 10mins before washing the peel off your skin. You'll be amazed with the result ;)